Archive for October, 2017

Fadnavis is first BJP CM of Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 31: Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here Friday.

Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fadnavis, 44, at a ceremony in Wankhede Stadium witnessed by over…

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Sena to attend Fadnavis’ swearing-in, after all

Mumbai, Oct 31: In a last-minute development, the shiv Sena has called off its planned boycott of chief minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis’ gala swearing-in ceremony here, a party official aforesaid here Fri afternoon.

Accordingly, the highest Sena leadership, including party president Uddhav Thackeray, senior leaders, legislators and parliamentarians…

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Lisa Haydon down with dengue

New Delhi, Oct 31: Actoress Lisa Haydon skipped the promotion of her forthcoming film “The Shaukeens” here Fri as she is affected by dengue fever, aforesaid her co-stars.

“Lisa is unwell. She was supposed to be here. we apologise for her absence. She is suffering from dengue,” Akshay Kumar…

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World Bank aid for power projects in northeast

Agartala, Oct 31: The World Bank would provide a major share of Rs.8,150 crore for improving power transmission system in six northeastern states, officials said Friday.

State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) would execute the World Bank-aided projects in six of the eight northeastern…

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President congratulates Pankaj Advani

New Delhi, Oct 31: President Pranab Mukherjee Fri congratulated cueist Pankaj Advani on winning his 12th world title in World billiards Championship in leeds, Britain.

In his message, Mukherjee said: “I am extremely delighted to understand that you have achieved your 12th World Title in Leeds, and become the primary…

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President pays homage to Sardar Patel

New Delhi, Oct 31: President Pranab Mukherjee Fri paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his 139th birth anniversary.

Mukherjee paid floral tributes to Patel at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

On the occasion, the president conjointly flagged off the ‘Run for Unity’ from the court of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The…

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When Modi strode down Rajpath

New Delhi, Oct 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday flagged off an enthusiasm-filled Run for Unity and himself briskly walked down Rajpath after paying rich tributes to free India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Modi led the nation in paying tributes to Sardar Patel on his 139th…

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Corinthians, Fluminense to meet Bundesliga pair in Florida Cup

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31: Brazilian football clubs Corinthians and Fluminense can vie against Germany’s bayer Leverkusen and FC koln within the Florida Cup in January.

The four-match tournament, confirmed on the Bundesliga’s official website Thursday, can offer the German clubs with an opportunity to fine-tune…

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‘Roar’ – a bore you may abhor

Film: “Roar – Tigers of the Sundarbans”; Cast: Abhinav Shukla, Achint Kaur, Nora Fatehi, Ali Quli Mirza and Subrat Dutta; Director: Kamal Sadanah; Rating: **1/2

If you’re looking for a rewarding cinematic experience with a coherent plot and well-rounded characters, then “Roar” may just prove a bore that…

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Antarctic ozone hole stands steady: Scientists

Washington, Oct 31: The Antarctic ozone hole has reached its annual peak size and holds steady, say scientists, trying to determine if the ozone hole trend over the last decade is a result of temperature increases or chorine declines.

The size of this year’s hole was 24.1 million…

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