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Salman’s Sister Arpita Ties The Knot

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Salman's Sister Arpita Ties The Knot

Salman’s Sister Arpita Ties The Knot

Hyderabad: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s sister Arpita Khan tied the knot with businessman Aayush Sharma on a star-studded Tuesday evening at the Taj Falaknuma hotel here.

The celebrations, which kicked off with the ‘baraat’ at 4.30 p.m., continued till late in the night at the heritage hotel located in the old city area.

The ‘baraat’ included horses and two bands, one from Delhi and one from Hyderabad.

It was followed by the ‘jaimala’ and ‘phere’. The wedding rituals were performed as per Punjabi Hindu traditions.

Salman’s father Salim Khan, mother Salma, brothers Arbaaz, Sohail and other family members received the baraat and blessed the couple, who exchanged garlands.

The rituals were followed by a party, where Salman, his step-mother Helen, sister-in-law Malaika Arora Khan performed to some popular numbers. Punjabi singers Mika and Yo Yo Honey Singh livened up the party.

Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Karan Johar were among top stars from Bollywood who attended the marriage. Stars from Tollywood and businessmen were among the 250 guests invited for the wedding.

It was not clear as to which other leading stars attended the wedding as a thick security blanket was thrown around the hotel and the media was barred from the venue.

While police were managing the outer security ring, the actor’s personal guards and others were keeping a tight vigil inside the hotel.

Some pictures of the bride, bridegroom, Salman and other family members were posted on social networking websites.

Salman booked the entire 60-room hotel for Tuesday and Wednesday. The celebrations will conclude Wednesday with a farewell lunch.

Seven folk artists from Rajasthan and many more from Mumbai were specially flown in for Tuesday night’s party.

Hundreds of Salman fans, including young girls, gathered outside the hotel to catch a glimpse of the stars.

The fans, including some from Mumbai, mobbed the vehicles entering the hotel.

The menu for the party includes Deccani cuisine, especially Biryani and Haleem and double ka meetha.

Falaknuma is one of the most beautiful palaces of the Nizam, the ruler of erstwhile Hyderabad State.

The palace, which the Taj Group converted into a luxury hotel and opened four years ago, has 60 lavish rooms, decorated halls and a 101-seat dining hall, said to be the biggest in the world.

Its Durbar Hall, embellished with intricately carved wooden ceilings, parquet flooring, regal walnut wood furniture and handcrafted mirrors, had once hosted guests like King George V and Czar Nicholas II.

Located five km from Charminar, Falaknuma – or ‘mirror of the sky’ in Urdu – is a scorpion-shaped, all-marble palace which was once the residence of Mir Mahboob Ali Khan (1869-1911), the sixth Nizam.

It was Nawab Vaqar-ul-Umra, the Nizam’s prime minister, who built the palace in 1893. Impressed by its magnificence, the Nizam bought it for himself.

A couple of suites including the one used by the Nizam are the most expensive. The hotel charges over Rs.5 lakh a night for the Nizam suite.

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Kanhaiya is an aberration, nationalists don’t accept it: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

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Kolkata: Describing Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar as an “aberration”, union minister and BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Sunday said such an aberration will not be accepted at the cost of nationalism.

Interacting with media persons on the sidelines of a party event here, Rudy ridiculed the Left parties for using the media and universities to turn Kanhaiya Kumar — who was jailed on sedition charges but recently granted interim bail — into a “momentary hero”.

Using the media, universities and NGOs, the Leftists sided with anti-national sloganeers and managed to turn Kanhaiya into a hero for the time being, but the people of the country are aware of Leftists’ intentions, he said.

“Kanhaiya is an aberration and the nationalism and nationalists will not allow this aberration to be part of the country’s polity,” said Rudy.

Commenting on the demand for change in the sedition laws, Rudy said those who are clamouring intolerance were anti-nationals.

“Nationalism cannot be compromised at any cost and it cannot be brought to on par with the debate of intolerance. When people are talking of breaking the country, when people are raising slogans against the country, this debate of intolerance is nothing but anti-nationalism,” said the union Minister of state for skill development and parliamentary affairs.

“It is for the court to decide whether a change needs in the sedition laws, but there cannot be any compromise when your actions are seditious,” he said.

Addressing a seminar of the party’s state intellectual cell, Rudy said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the only political party in the country whose ideals are not personality-based.

“The chief character of almost all the parties, be it south India or the east, be it the Samajwadi Party or the Congress, their ideals are based on a certain personality, but the BJP’s soul is country, nationalism,” he said.

Enumerating the various developmental schemes undertaken by Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre, Rudy called upon the party’s intellectual cell to endeavour for bringing the BJP in power in West Bengal.

(IANS)

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One dead, two hurt on Scorsese film set

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Taipei:  One person died and two others were injured Thursday while preparing to film the movie “Silence”, the latest project of US filmmaker Martin Scorsese, in Taiwan, regional authorities reported.

According to the Taipei City Construction Management Office, the accident took place at the city’s Culture and Movie Centre when temporary wooden scaffolding fell on three Taiwanese workers.

The victims, between 40 and 50 years of age, were immediately transferred to a nearby hospital where one was declared dead on arrival after cardio-pulmonary resuscitation proved fruitless, a spokesperson from the construction office told the press.

Scorsese is in Taiwan to prepare for shooting scenes for the historical drama.

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Akshay-Twinkle Complete 14 Years Of Marriage

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Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna completed 14 years of marriage On January 17th.

The two tied the knot on January 17, 2001. Akshay posted a cutesy picture of him and Twinkle, giving it an adorable caption that read, “After 14 years of listening to the same old jokes of @mrsfunnybones I still wait to hear more ! #happyanniversary.” Twinkle is known as Mrs Funny Bones after the popular pen name under which writes her blogs for The Times of India. Here’s wishing the lovely couple a happy anniversary and many more years of togetherness.

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