Archive for September, 2017

Modi needed to show some ‘action’ to an angry population

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to show to the people of India that he could live up to his braggadocio — and he did so when he authorised Thursday’s “surgical strikes” across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan territory to take out seven terrorist “launch pads” and causing…

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Shocking that Western cinema doesn’t reflect diversity: Mira Nair

New Delhi, Sep 30  Mira Nair is shocked that the big screen in the West doesn’t reflect the diversity of the world and feels artistes of colour are “marginalised in the mainstream industry”. The acclaimed Indian filmmaker, who is garnering plaudits for making “Queen of Katwe” with an all…

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China calls on India, Pak to exercise restraint

Beijing, Sep 30 (PTI) Expressing concern over the “continuous confrontation and tensions” between India and Pakistan, China today called on both parties to exercise restraint and refrain from escalation of tensions.

“As a shared neighbour and friend to both India and Pakistan we are concerned about continuous confrontation and tensions…

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Modi calls for ‘Swachhagraha’, 40 districts to become ODF

New Delhi, Sep 30  Reiterating the importance of recycling and reusing waste to create wealth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for “Swachhagraha” or insistence on cleanliness, like Mahatma Gandhi’s “Satyagraha”.

Addressing the India Sanitation Conference inaugurated by Modi at Vigyan Bhavan here, Union Minister for Rural Development…

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Afghanistan defends India’s surgical strikes in PoK

New Delhi, Sep 30 (PTI) Afghanistan today backed India’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads in PoK, terming it as an act of “self-defence”, and in a strong message to Pakistan asserted that time has come to take “tough” and “risky” decisions to deal with the menace of…

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At Rs 10,999, Coolpad Note 5 arrives to disrupt Indian market

New Delhi, Sep 30  Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Friday launched its Note 5 smartphone which is packed with features at a disruptive price of Rs 10,999.

A successor in Coolpad Note series, the 5.5 inch, 4G-enabled device will be available on Amazon via open sale from…

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Shahabuddin surrenders in Bihar court as apex court cancels bail

Patna, Sep 30  Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin on Friday surrendered in a court in Bihar’s Siwan district soon after the Supreme Court cancelled his bail, and was taken into custody by the state police, officials said.

After surrendering in court, Shahabuddin told the media that he respected the…

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India win toss, elect to bat against New Zealand

Kolkata, Sep 30 (PTI) India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in the second cricket Test of the three-match series at the Eden Gardens here today.

India made two changes, bringing in Shikhar Dhawan in place of Lokesh Rahul, who was ruled…

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FTII to propose fee hike, age limit; students oppose

PUNE Sep 30 : The administration of Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) here would be proposing a fee hike and upper age-limit of 25 years for admissions at Friday’s meeting of its academic council in Mumbai.

But the proposal has not gone down well with a group…

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Kangna Ranaut unveils the trophy at Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival

Mumbai, Sep 30  Actress Kangana Ranaut unveiled the trophy at the Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival along with the Board of Trustees — Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Rohan Sippy, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Manish Mundra, Vishal Bhardwaj and Dibakar Banerjee with Star Co-chairperson, Kiran Rao and…

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