Archive for February, 2017

Muziris heritage project reminds us of our history: President

Kodungalloor (Kerala) Feb 27  President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated here the Muziris Heritage Project which showcases the history and culture of an ancient seaport and urban centre on the Malabar coast.

“This project celebrates the magnificent heritage of our land where people of different religions, castes and languages live…

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Strike disrupts normal life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Feb 27   Normal life was disrupted in Kashmir Valley today due to a strike called by separatist groups against the arrest of ex-Delhi University Professor S A R Geelani and JNU students on charges of sedition following the Afzal Guru event in the varsit…

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Suriya to release trailer of new crowdfunded Tamil film

Chennai, Feb 27  Actor Suriya is set to release the trailer of upcoming crowdfunded Tamil film “Naalu Peruku Nalladhuna Eduvum Thappila”.

The movie has been made for under Rs.1 crore.

Directed by debutant Dinesh Selvaraj, an erstwhile assistant of celebrated filmmaker Mani Ratnam, the film predominantly features newcomers.

“Dinesh…

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Cops question another JNU student

New Delhi, Feb 27  Another JNU student, Ashutosh, who the police was looking out for in connection with the sedition case, joined investigation today after receiving a police summon.

Ashutosh, who is JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s predecessor, is one of the five students, including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya…

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Reliance Jio launch will push competition, consolidate spectrum

New Delhi, Feb 27  As analysts feel the volumes and margins of incumbants will come under stress, even as the available spectrum will see consolidation as the company moves to a position of strength in the area.

“The launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm will intensify competition which will squeeze the…

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BJP will not gain much by calling opponents anti-national

New Delhi Feb 27 Are you a nationalist or anti-national is a debate which has become a hot topic in the light of suicide by a Dalit student in Hyderabad and JNU incidents in which a group of students are reported to have shouted anti-Indian slogans against the…

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Virat Kohli’s Pakistani fan gets bail

Islamabad, Feb 27 : The Pakistani fan of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, who was arrested for hoisting an Indian flag, was granted bail by a court in the country’s Punjab province.

The additional district and sessions court in Okara admitted the bail plea of Umer Daraz, who has been behind…

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Pakistan hails Russia-US agreement on Syria

Islamabad, Feb 27  Pakistan welcomed the agreement reached between Russia and the United States for cessation of hostilities in Syria. The implementation of the agreement will commence on Saturday.

“Pakistan has always maintained a principled position on Syria based on neutrality, impartiality and respect of territorial integrity and sovereignty of…

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2015 most polarised year after Partition: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Feb 27  The year 2015 was perhaps the most polarised in India’s history after Partition in 1947, former finance minister P.Chidambaram said on Friday.

“The year did not end with the narrative of the economy. Instead, it ended with the narrative of intolerance, of confrontation, with…

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Homosexuals are much more accepted today in India: Actor Manoj Bajpayee

New Delhi, Feb 27 Even as India’s colonial era provision of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code — that criminalises homosexuality — continues to hang around like the Albatross on the LGBT community’s neck, actor Manoj Bajpayee says that today, the majority has begun to “accept homosexuals”, and it…

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