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Demand for world-class station gathers steam
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:29:59 +0200
The Information and broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has reconstituted the steering committee and technical committee for the upcoming International Film Festival of India to be held in Goa from November 20.While multiple national and international award-winning...
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IndiGo market share descends
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:29:17 +0200
Rescheduling of services due to the grounding of its eight A320neo planes appears to have an effect on IndiGo's market share with latest figures showing a fall in July, the lowest for any month this year.According to figures of the Directorate General...
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Tata Global to review plantation operations of its associates
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:24:21 +0200
Tata Global Beverages (TGBL), formerly Tata Tea, will review the operations of its loss-making associates engaged in plantation activity, an official of the company said."Amalgamated Plantations is continuing to lose money. There is a need to take a call...
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Kashmir peace dialogue process rolls out
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:23:28 +0200
After PM Narendra Modis call to "embrace" Kashmiris, the process of dialogue with stakeholders other than separatists and politicians have been rolled out to broker peace in Jammu and Kashmir. A four-member delegation, which includes BJP leader MJ Khan,...
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Titan launches Design Awards
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:20:57 +0200
Lifestyle company Titan in association with Tata Trusts on Friday launched the 'Design: Impact Awards for Social Change'.It's a project-based grant award that aims to positively impact the underprivileged communities and needs of the society, by encouraging...
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Trump fires controversial chief strategist Bannon
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:57:42 +0200
President Donald Trump on Friday fired Steven Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views, two people familiar with the matter said.Bannons...
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Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:16:01 +0200
Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large."There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two dead and...
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NHRC seeks report from MHA on move to deport Rohingyas
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:29:01 +0200
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday sought a report from Ministry of Home Affairs over the move to deport illegal Rohingya immigrants to their native country. Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the plans to deport...
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NIA registers FIR to probe marriage after conversion of Hindu woman
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:44:05 +0200
The NIA today registered an FIR in connection with the conversion and marriage of a Hindu woman to a Muslim man in Kerala, on the directive of the Supreme Court.In a statement, the National Investigation Agency said that in compliance with the August...
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RBI to introduce new Rs 50 notes soon
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:37:19 +0200
Reserve Bank of India has decided to shortly issue Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of governor Urjit R Patel. The new denomination has motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the countrys...
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Govt says report of BrahMos sale to Vietnam incorrect
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:27:10 +0200
India today termed as "incorrect" reports of it supplying BrahMos anti-ship cruise missiles to Vietnam even as the South Asian country said the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two nations has been growing in many fields including security...
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EPS-OPS factions may announce merger decision shortly
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:13:40 +0200
The two factions of the AIADMK went into a huddle today to chalk out the future course of action, a day after the Tamil Nadu government announced a probe into the death of J Jayalalithaa.While Chief Minister K Palaniswami was closeted with his Cabinet...
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People still can't imagine female actors as superstars: Apte
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:00:54 +0200
There is a considerable pay disparity in the film industry and Radhika Apte says this will only change when the audiences start accepting A-list female actors as superstars.The actor says she is aware of the fact that many of her male co-stars earn more...
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'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' not a propaganda film: Akshay
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:57:59 +0200
Akshay Kumars latest "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" has been dubbed as a propaganda film by some sections but the actor today said there is nothing wrong in raising relevant issues, which even the government is concerned about, through cinema.Directed by Shree...
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To crack down on fake madarsas, UP launches separate portal
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:57:17 +0200
In a bid to crack down on fake madrasas, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday launched a separate web portal for them. The portal, which was launched by the state minister for minority welfare Luxmi Narayan, would contain all information about all the...
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With Rahul at No. 4, Pandey ready to wait for his chance
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:50:08 +0200
With the Indian team management having already announced that KL Rahul will bat at no. 4 in the upcoming five-ODI series against Sri Lanka, middle-order batsman Manish Pandey says he is ready to wait for his chance."Thats where I bat, the middle-order,"...
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Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecoms rules
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:34:38 +0200
India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and industry officials say aim to check Chinas advance into sensitive...
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None to celebrate her arrival, baby to be given for adoption
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:30:02 +0200
The baby girl born to the 10-year old rape victim in Chandigarh on Thursday will soon be up for adoption.The family of the minor rape victim today signed the surrender deed that paves the way for the newborn to be legally free for adoption, it is learnt.While...
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If you kill one militant, 10 more ready to pick up gun: Mirwaiz to Delhi
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:14:25 +0200
Cautioning New Delhi that Kashmir problem cant be resolved by killing the militants, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said that if the Indian Army kills one ultra, 10 more are ready to pick up the gun."Each day young educated...
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Bring back Nilekani as Infosys chairman, says advisory firm
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:59:22 +0200
With Infosys first non-founder CEO Vishal Sikka calling it quits, an investor advisory firm today favoured Nandan Nilekani -- one of the most high-profile founders of the IT firm -- being brought back on its board as its non-executive chairman.The Institutional...
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India are always tough in their backyard, says Clarke
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:59:05 +0200
Former skipper Michael Clarke today warned Australia ahead of their ODI series against India, saying it will be a difficult outing for the visitors as Virat Kohlis men will be tough to beat in their own backyard."One-day cricket is different from Test...
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Dhinakaran downplays expected merger, questions its longevity
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:54:25 +0200
Downplaying the expected merger of the two AIADMK factions, sidelined AIADMK (Amma) leader T T V Dhinakaran today said it would not last long.Speaking to reporters here after meeting party chief V K Sasikala at Parapana Agrahara Prison on her birthday,...
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Toxic froth from lake recedes, rain-hit areas recovering
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:51:07 +0200
The citys famous Bellandur lake continued to spew toxic froth today, but it is reducing because of receding rains.After being pounded by a record-breaking downpour early this week, the city is on the road to recovery."The lake still continues to spew...
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Law shields minors for giving false info, court lets off girls
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:33:25 +0200
The bar in law to prosecute minors for giving false information has led a Delhi court to let off two girls for filing a false rape case against their father.As per the provision of the stringent Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act,...
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Haven't received hydrological data from China: India
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:10:19 +0200
India has not received hydrological data from China this year despite an agreement, the external affairs ministry said today but maintained that it was "premature" to link it with the recent floods in some parts of the country.The development comes in...
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Cops file criminal case against priest, 3 others
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:43:55 +0200
Even as the parishioners of Holy Cross Church in Cordel are fighting to recover more than Rs 5 crore misappropriated by the then parish priest, a parishioner from Urwa has filed a criminal case against the Urwa former parish priest Rev Fr Victor D'Mello,...
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IndiGo market share descends
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:29:17 +0200
Rescheduling of services due to the grounding of its eight A320neo planes appears to have an effect on IndiGo's market share with latest figures showing a fall in July, the lowest for any month this year.According to figures of the Directorate General...
© Deccan Herald
Tata Global to review plantation operations of its associates
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:24:21 +0200
Tata Global Beverages (TGBL), formerly Tata Tea, will review the operations of its loss-making associates engaged in plantation activity, an official of the company said."Amalgamated Plantations is continuing to lose money. There is a need to take a call...
© Deccan Herald
Kashmir peace dialogue process rolls out
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:23:28 +0200
After PM Narendra Modis call to "embrace" Kashmiris, the process of dialogue with stakeholders other than separatists and politicians have been rolled out to broker peace in Jammu and Kashmir. A four-member delegation, which includes BJP leader MJ Khan,...
© Deccan Herald
Titan launches Design Awards
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:20:57 +0200
Lifestyle company Titan in association with Tata Trusts on Friday launched the 'Design: Impact Awards for Social Change'.It's a project-based grant award that aims to positively impact the underprivileged communities and needs of the society, by encouraging...
© Deccan Herald
Trump fires controversial chief strategist Bannon
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:57:42 +0200
President Donald Trump on Friday fired Steven Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shake-up, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views, two people familiar with the matter said.Bannons...
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Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:16:01 +0200
Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large."There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two dead and...
© Deccan Herald
NHRC seeks report from MHA on move to deport Rohingyas
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:29:01 +0200
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday sought a report from Ministry of Home Affairs over the move to deport illegal Rohingya immigrants to their native country. Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the plans to deport...
© Deccan Herald
NIA registers FIR to probe marriage after conversion of Hindu woman
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:44:05 +0200
The NIA today registered an FIR in connection with the conversion and marriage of a Hindu woman to a Muslim man in Kerala, on the directive of the Supreme Court.In a statement, the National Investigation Agency said that in compliance with the August...
© Deccan Herald
RBI to introduce new Rs 50 notes soon
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:37:19 +0200
Reserve Bank of India has decided to shortly issue Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, bearing signature of governor Urjit R Patel. The new denomination has motif of Hampi with Chariot on the reverse, depicting the countrys...
© Deccan Herald
Govt says report of BrahMos sale to Vietnam incorrect
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:27:10 +0200
India today termed as "incorrect" reports of it supplying BrahMos anti-ship cruise missiles to Vietnam even as the South Asian country said the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two nations has been growing in many fields including security...
© Deccan Herald
EPS-OPS factions may announce merger decision shortly
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:13:40 +0200
The two factions of the AIADMK went into a huddle today to chalk out the future course of action, a day after the Tamil Nadu government announced a probe into the death of J Jayalalithaa.While Chief Minister K Palaniswami was closeted with his Cabinet...
© Deccan Herald
People still can't imagine female actors as superstars: Apte
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:00:54 +0200
There is a considerable pay disparity in the film industry and Radhika Apte says this will only change when the audiences start accepting A-list female actors as superstars.The actor says she is aware of the fact that many of her male co-stars earn more...
© Deccan Herald
'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' not a propaganda film: Akshay
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:57:59 +0200
Akshay Kumars latest "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" has been dubbed as a propaganda film by some sections but the actor today said there is nothing wrong in raising relevant issues, which even the government is concerned about, through cinema.Directed by Shree...
© Deccan Herald
To crack down on fake madarsas, UP launches separate portal
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:57:17 +0200
In a bid to crack down on fake madrasas, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday launched a separate web portal for them. The portal, which was launched by the state minister for minority welfare Luxmi Narayan, would contain all information about all the...
© Deccan Herald
With Rahul at No. 4, Pandey ready to wait for his chance
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:50:08 +0200
With the Indian team management having already announced that KL Rahul will bat at no. 4 in the upcoming five-ODI series against Sri Lanka, middle-order batsman Manish Pandey says he is ready to wait for his chance."Thats where I bat, the middle-order,"...
© Deccan Herald
Taking aim at China, India tightens power grid, telecoms rules
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:34:38 +0200
India is tightening the rules for businesses entering its power transmission sector and making stringent checks on both power and telecoms equipment for malware - moves that government and industry officials say aim to check Chinas advance into sensitive...
© Deccan Herald
None to celebrate her arrival, baby to be given for adoption
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:30:02 +0200
The baby girl born to the 10-year old rape victim in Chandigarh on Thursday will soon be up for adoption.The family of the minor rape victim today signed the surrender deed that paves the way for the newborn to be legally free for adoption, it is learnt.While...
© Deccan Herald
If you kill one militant, 10 more ready to pick up gun: Mirwaiz to Delhi
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:14:25 +0200
Cautioning New Delhi that Kashmir problem cant be resolved by killing the militants, moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said that if the Indian Army kills one ultra, 10 more are ready to pick up the gun."Each day young educated...
© Deccan Herald
Bring back Nilekani as Infosys chairman, says advisory firm
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:59:22 +0200
With Infosys first non-founder CEO Vishal Sikka calling it quits, an investor advisory firm today favoured Nandan Nilekani -- one of the most high-profile founders of the IT firm -- being brought back on its board as its non-executive chairman.The Institutional...
© Deccan Herald
India are always tough in their backyard, says Clarke
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:59:05 +0200
Former skipper Michael Clarke today warned Australia ahead of their ODI series against India, saying it will be a difficult outing for the visitors as Virat Kohlis men will be tough to beat in their own backyard."One-day cricket is different from Test...
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TRAI gets tough on call drops; slaps penalty of upto Rs 10 lk
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:26:17 +0200
Telecom regulator TRAI today issued stringent guidelines to curb call drops along with a penalty of up to Rs 10 lakh on service providers if they fail to meet the benchmark for three consecutive quarters."We have proposed financial disincentive in the...
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Charge sheets in Hyderabad drug racket likely from next month
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:19:36 +0200
Charge sheets will be filed from next month in the cases related to a racket of supplying high-end narcotics in and around Hyderabad, unearthed by the Telanganas Prohibition and Excise department over a month ago, a top Excise official said today.Eleven...
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Kohli continues to top ICC ODI rankings for batsmen
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:18:14 +0200
India captain Virat Kohli continued to be the worlds top-ranked One-day batsman in the latest ICC ODI rankings, released here today.Having 873 points in his kitty, Kohli will have a chance to increase the 12-point lead over second-placed Australian David...
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Govt will take over 449 schools only if they fail to return extra fees: Kejriwal
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:57:58 +0200
The Delhi government will take over around 449 private schools, which have been served show cause notices over charging extra fee, only as a "last resort" if they do not roll back their decision, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.Addressing a...
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