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Williamson County, Texas and AALDEF settle federal voting rights lawsuit on interpreters at polling places

Image courtesy of the Williamson County Commis...

Image courtesy of the Williamson County Commissioner's Court (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the settlement, Williamson County agreed to revise its Poll Worker Training Guide to allow voters to be assisted by a person of their choice inside the voting booth, consistent with the Voting Rights Act. The county also agreed to retrain poll workers to accept all interpreters, regardless of their registration status, and to maintain a file record of any written complaints received by the county.

Kangana Ranaut Accuses Hrithik Roshan of Hacking e-Mail Accounts

Actress Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut (WBRi File Photo)

Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee states that "My client Ms. Kangana Ranaut has alleged that Mr. Hrithik Roshan was continuously hacking her email accounts due to which she was forced to shut and abandon her two primary email accounts more than 8 months ago. These allegations was also contained in my counter notice cum reply dated 1st March 2016, to which Hrithik has still not replied to despite lapse of more than fifty (50 days).

Shaam-e-Ghazal: An Upcoming Evening of Ghazals and Nazms

Presented by Tushar Bhatia and evocatively sung by the accomplished vocal artist and musician Gaurav Chopra, ‘Shaam-e-Ghazal’ is a delightful presentation of popular ghazals of legendary artists like Mehdi Hasan, Farida Khanum and Jagjit Singh among others. The presentation will showcase some of the most loved and popular ghazals and nazms and also introduce listeners to unheard, fresh ghazal compositions by Gaurav Chopra and Tushar Bhatia.

Happydemic to Redefine Entertainment in India

A platform to bridge the gap between artists and customers, Happydemic, was launched with an open-air performance by Shaan and other artists on the streets of Mumbai

Shaan performing live at the launch of Happydemic, a venture by Radhika Mukherji, Mumbai's first big open music festival with artists like Payal Dev, Karan Tacker, Superbia band, Siddhant Bhosle
Shaan performing live at the launch of Happydemic, a venture by Radhika Mukherji, Mumbai's first big open music festival with artists like Payal Dev, Karan Tacker, Superbia band, Siddhant Bhosle

An open bus, bright façade, and live music —the spirit of Mumbai was in motion as Shaan along with various talented artists performed live on the city’s streets today. This was to launch Happydemic, a digital platform to bridge the gap between artists and end customers and getting live entertainment to their doorstep.

Kangana Ranaut - Hrithik Roshan Case: Cops not coming for Kangana - Lawyer

Hrithik Roshan (WBRi File Photo)
Hrithik Roshan (WBRi File Photo)

Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee states that "I have been receiving calls from media persons since last 2 hours. They have been told by Hrithik Roshan's PR team that Police is coming to meet Kangana today. That's a blatant lie as no one is visiting Kangana, as has been communicated by Hrithik's team. My client is not a coward to disappear suddenly. We have always been handling the matter legally and without any fear."

Raju Chadha wins Punjabi Icon Award

Raju Chadha wins Punjabi Icon Award

Raju Chadha, Chairman Wave Group, won the Punjabi Icon Award at a glittering ceremony with thousands of people in attendance at the Matoshree Lawns in Mumbai on the eve of Baisakhi. Prominent amongst the other awardees & special guests included Vivek Chand Burman of Dabur Group, senior journalist Prabhu Chawla, Actors Gulshan Grover, Randeep Hooda, Rohit Roy & Tiger Shroff, senior Supreme Court advocate KTS Tulsi, Adman Prahlad Kakar, congress leader Tejinder Singh Bittu, Surender Singh Kandhari, Canadian politician Ruby Dhalla, Donna & Tanya Chadha and filmmaker & CEO Wave Cinemas Rahul Mittra.

Children Welfare Centre High School & NGO Ekata Manch Free Health Check-up Camp Concludes Successfully

Free Health Check-up Camp organized by Ekata Manch & Children Welfare Centre High School concluded successfully

A huge Free Health Checkups and Blood Donation Camp which was organised at Children Welfare Centre High School,Yari Road, Andheri(W), Mumbai-61 on 14th April, 2016 by NGO Ekata Manch and Children Welfare Centre High School concluded successfully.

Corporator Devendra (Bala) Amberkar & NGO Ekata Manch’s President Mr. Ajay Kaul
Corporator Devendra (Bala) Amberkar & NGO Ekata Manch’s President Mr. Ajay Kaul

Kangana Renaut's Lawyer Questions Cops in Hrithik Roshan Imposter Case

English: Hrithik with his wife Suzanne, (on ex...

English: Hrithik with his wife Suzanne, (on extreme right) and sister-in-law in the middle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee states that “I have in my letter to the DCP, questioned the Police on various aspects. In all fairness the first thing that I have asked them is that when Hrithik Roshan in his complaint  made to the Police in December 2014, claims to have gained knowledge of an imposter from many people including his fans and people from the film industry then why has no one been questioned till now in the said matter. This could mean only one thing i.e. either Hrithik Roshan publicly lied about various people giving him information about an imposter or the Police did not do their job diligently as was required under Section 154 of CRPC, and close the matter by filing an appropriate report in time. The Police were of course not waiting for good 15 mooknths after having received first hand information of a cognizable offence from Hrithik in December 2014, to suddenly delete the names of all other witnesses as reported in media and name Kangana in the month of March 2016, and then thereafter they suddenly go on a wild goose chase as if they are searching for some stolen national treasure”.

Related: Cops Not Interested in Kangana Ranaut's Laptop

Kangana Ranaut to Vacation Like a 'Queen'

Actress Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

Post an intense and a gruelling shoot schedule and juggling with élan a hectic line-up of commitments, Bollywood's reigning star Kangana Ranaut will finally be taking a much-needed break. Post the wrap-up of the final leg of Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Rangoon', which is scheduled in a week's time, the three-time National Award-winner plans to take a solo trip to an undisclosed location in Europe or Australia, quite like her character Rani in 'Queen' we hear!

Kolkata Restaurant Launches Bengali New Year Special Menu

Bengali New Year Food - special menu

Bengalis are known to be the greatest foodies in the world. Though they are known for going around the planet and trying global cuisine, courtesy of  the travel bug the community is victim to but they can’t do without their traditional dishes when it comes to the Bengali New Year. Keeping this in mind a popular eatery in Kolkata recently launched a Bengali New Year special menu.

Rahul and Barkha Sharma Perform for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prince William and Princess Kate in Delhi

William and Kate with Rahul and Barkha Sharma
William and Kate with Rahul and Barkha Sharma

The talented musician Rahul Sharma, son of acclaimed santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma along with his talented wife, Barkha Sharma attended and performed at the Hyderabad House in Delhi for the Royal couple Prince William and Princess Kate. Also in attendance was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

18th Media Ventures to expand into satellite, overseas rights of films

Swarndeep V
Swarndeep V

18th Media Ventures, a Mumbai-based film production, marketing and distribution company that is currently establishing its base in the industry, now also has concrete plans to venture into satellite and overseas rights of films.

Related: Cinekorn Entertainment to Distribute Bollywood Movies in Asia

India’s Largest Summer Bash for Kids on POGO TV Channel

Chhota Bheem's Super Birthday
Chhota Bheem's Super Birthday

It’s that time of the year when kids across the nation are eagerly waiting for their summer vacations to begin. And what more, when POGO, the leading kids channel promises to make this much awaited summer break super exciting and entertaining. This April and the stars of POGO channel will fill their days with fun filled contests, new adventures and a bagful of hilarious moments.

Canbank Venture Capital Fund Ltd picks up minority stake in unlisted Rs 200 cr, M/s Him Teknoforge Ltd. (HIM)

Continuing its strategy of investing in unlisted companies with high growth potential Canbank Venture Capital Fund Ltd. (CVCFL) through its Emerging India Growth Fund, has picked up a minority equity stake in ‘Him Teknoforge Ltd’ (HIM) for a consideration of Rs 30 crore which includes Rs 7.80 Cr towards partial buyout of Equity shareholding held by IFCI Venture Capital Funds Ltd. HIM is a leading manufacturer of Forgings and Machined Components for end use in Agri-Machinery, Automotives, Railways, Defense and Oil & Gas sectors. The product range comprises of gears, axles, shafts, levers, flanges, assemblies, sub assemblies, non gear/spider kits, etc.

Kangana Ranaut and Kareena Kapoor Khan: New B-Town Besties

Kareena Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kangana Ranaut

When Kangana Ranaut skipped the royal dinner hosted with the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge held on Sunday to attend a private dinner instead hosted by her Rangoon co-star Saif Ali Khan and actor-wife Kareena Kapoor Khan, it left many wondering why? But as surprising and unbelievable it may sound for two actresses who are on the top of the game to genuinely bond with each other, the two K stars – Kangana and Kareena – get along fabulously well and are said to be the newest besties in B-Town.