Archive for September 12th, 2017

BRICS crafts new mantra of diplomacy (Comment: Special to IANS)

The BRICS meeting in Xiamen in China last week was a timely opportunity for both India and China to end the high-altitude and potentially high-voltage stand-off at the Doklam plateau. Many political observers around the globe feared a spark, ignition and even a war. Concurrent “cross-continent…

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The Cosmopolitan Fashion Weekend

New Delhi  Sept 12 (ANI-NewsVoir): The first-ever Cosmopolitan Fashion Weekend­ saw some of the country’s most important fashion brands and key style influencers come together for an exclusive, by-invite-only two day event at the Hyatt Regency and Taj Palace in New Delhi.

With over 200…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Big, bold and beautiful (First Impression)

New Delhi, Sep 12 :   Tech aficionados in India were in for a treat on Tuesday when Samsung launched its latest flagship Galaxy Note 8 device. The premium smartphone, at Rs 67,900, looks set to satisfy technology junkies who are on-the-go.

Industry analysts quickly gave the device a…

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NTPC to complete Chhabra plant acquisition in two months

Kolkata, Sep 12 :  State-run power producer NTPC Ltd is expecting to complete the acquisition of the Chhabra Thermal Power Plant from the Rajasthan government in a month or two, an official said on Tuesday.

“We are taking over Chhabra power plant and going by regulated depreciated book value subject…

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Big B’s 3 ‘treacherous’ days in hotel room post9/11 attack

Mumbai, Sep 12 :  Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has revealed that he was not allowed to board a flight to the US after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the country in 2001.

During that time, he stayed in a hotel room for three “treacherous” days.

“9/11 was most tragic and…

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Hopes for healthy macro numbers lift equity markets (Second Lead)

Mumbai, Sep 12 :   Investors’ hopes for healthy macro-economic numbers, along with positive global cues on the back of easing geo-political tensions, lifted the key Indian equity indices — the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 — on Tuesday.

On provisional closing basis, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), gained 277…

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Domestic responsibilities need to be shared in equality: Kalki

Mumbai, Sep 12 :  Actress Kalki Koechlin feels women are finding their space in society with better education and greater job opportunities, and says domestic responsibilities also need to be shared equally between genders.

The actress, who has become the face of Swedish beauty and cosmetic brand Oriflame, feels things are…

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AIADMK General Council ousts Sasikala, Dinakaran, rejigs party structure

Chennai, Sep 12 :  The ruling AIADMK’s General Council on Tuesday annulled the appointment of V.K. Sasikala as the party’s General Secretary and also struck down the appointments made by her before going to jail, including making her nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran the party Deputy General Secretary…

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Court summons Amit Shah in 2002 riot case to defend convict

Ahmedabad, Sep 12 :  A special trial court here on Tuesday directed BJP President Amit Shah to appear as a witness for Maya Kodnani, a former BJP leader and minister in the then Narendra Modi government in Gujarat in a 2002 riot case in the city where 11 Muslims were killed…

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India is being run by dynasties: Rahul Gandhi

Washington, Sep 12 (PTI) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said dynasties are commonplace in India, from politics to business, and stressed that a person’s capabilities are more important than pedigree.

His comments in the US set off a chorus of protest by the BJP in India with Union…

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