01 Feb 2013
The level of intolerance has risen in Indian society, National Award winning lyricist and Urdu poet Javed Akhtar said in Kolkata on Thursday.
11 Jul 2014
New Delhi: Family and friends bid farewell to veteran actress Zohra Sehgal, who was cremated here on Friday. The last rites of the 102-year-old actress, who died on Thursday, were performed at the Lodhi Road crematorium by her son Pawan in the presence of her daughter Kiran and grandchildren.
20 Dec 2013
Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is happy that his father, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has been chosen to receive the coveted Sahitya Akademi award for his Urdu poetry. He says it is a proud moment for the entire family.
25 May 2016
Kabul/Peshawar, Pakistan: The Afghan Taliban named one of former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour's deputies to succeed him today, after confirming Mansour's death in a US drone strike at the weekend.
06 Nov 2014
Mumbai: Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, whose English film 'A Decent Arrangement' releases in India on Friday, says the audience in the country is ready to accept their actors speaking in a different language and that language should never be a barrier in filmmaking.
04 Nov 2014
Thiruvananthapuram: Singer Hariharan will compose the theme song of the 35th edition of the National Games to be held in Kerala early next year. Penned by lyricist Javed Akhtar, the focus of the song will be national integration and sports fitness.
03 Jun 2014
Mumbai: The Bollywood fraternity on Tuesday expressed grief over the untimely demise of Union Rural Development Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gopinath Munde.
08 Dec 2012
Actress Shabana Azmi has defended her lyricist-scriptwriter husband Javed Akhtar after a TV channel counted him among celebrity members of parliament (MP) who are irregular in attending parliament sessions.
05 May 2016
Karachi: The mystery illness of three Pakistani brothers has baffled the medical community which is trying to diagnose their ailment that leaves them paralysed after sunset.
25 Oct 2013
Patna: Many characters in Bollywood films were modelled on ex-Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav to cash in on his funny disposition but the 'positive' transformation of Bihar now attracts praise for its citizens, noted lyricist and Rajya Sabha MP Javed Akhtar said.