Archive for October 17th, 2017

Delay in announcement of poll dates for Gujarat creates controversy

Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti on October 12 announced that assembly election in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh are going to be held on November 9 but created a controversy of sorts by holding back the poll schedule of Gujarat which too has to face elections.

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Lakshmi Mittal donates $25 million to Harvard University

WASHINGTON Oct 17 : Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has donated $25 million to the prestigious Harvard University with an aim to increase engagement with South Asian countries, including India.

The donation will establish an endowed fund for the South Asia Institute at the university.

The institute spearheads Harvard’s engagement with…

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Karnataka hand Out innings Defeat to Assam

Mysuru, Oct 17 (PTI): Karnataka began their 2017 Ranji Trophy campaign with a bang without their big guns like Manish Pandey and K L Rahul, defeating Assam by an innings and 121 runs in the Group A match here.

With this win, Karnataka are placed second in the points table…

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Japanese military helicopter loses contact off central Japan

Tokyo, Oct 17 (AP) A Japanese defence helicopter carrying four crew members has lost contact during flight training in central Japan.

Defence officials say the UH-60J lost contact today evening while flying over the Pacific Ocean about 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of Hamamatsu, a coastal city in central…

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Women’s changing image in cinema positive: Plabita Borthakur

Mumbai, Oct 17 : Actress Plabita Borthakur, who featured in “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, says the projection of a woman is quite progressive and positive in Indian cinema today.

“I think the image of a woman in cinema is changing. When we talk about image, it also includes her physical appearance…

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They are my children. Will certainly look into their issues: Anupam Kher

Pune  Oct 17 (ANI): Terming them as his children, newly appointed chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Anupam Kher says rather than solving things through media, he would prefer to resolve issues directly via dialogue with students.

On day two of his campus visit, Kher shared his…

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Stalin criticises Vice-Prez Naidu TN politics comment

Chennai Oct 17(ANI): Urging Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu to maintain the dignity of his office and be non-partisan on political matters, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) working president MK Stalin said on Tuesday that the former should not have made a statement in the support of the ruling…

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Sitharaman to visit Andaman on Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will spend Diwali with soldiers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an official statement said on Tuesday.

The two-day visit, starting on Wednesday, will be her maiden visit to the Andaman and Nicobar Command as Defence Minister.

The statement said she…

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Taj Mahal is part of Indian heritage, says Adityanath

Lucknow, Oct 17 : In a damage control exercise after a BJP MLA’s comments on the Taj Mahal sparked outrage, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the famed monument in Agra was a part of Indian heritage.

Adityanath also told the media that the 17th century marble…

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Swaraj flags H1B visa issue at meeting with US Congressional delegation

New Delhi, Oct 17 (PTI) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday flagged the H1B visa issue as a “strong concern” during a meeting with a visiting US Congressional delegation and sought bipartisan support for it

The 9-member US congressional delegation from the house committee on science, space and…

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