Archive for December 4th, 2017

Alia Bhatt not scared of failure

Mumbai, Dec 3  Actress Alia Bhatt was “heartbroken” after the “Shaandaar” debacle. But she says she is now more prepared to face failure.

The daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt talked about the ups and downs in her career with superstar Shah Rukh Khan in an episode of “Lux Golden Divas…

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Key Indian equity indices open in green

Mumbai, Dec 4  Key Indian equity indices on Monday opened on a higher note with healthy buying in consumer durables, auto and healthcare stocks.

At 9.16 a.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded higher by 44.65 points or 0.44 per cent at…

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RBI expected to hold key interest rate on Wednesday

Mumbai, Dec 4  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to keep its key interest rate unchanged at its penultimate monetary policy review of the fiscal on Wednesday owing to higher inflation in October and a surge in oil prices, even as the reversal in the decline of GDP…

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UAE calls for supporting Yemeni ‘uprising’ against Houthis

Dubai, Dec 4 A senior official of the the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday called for supporting the “national uprising” in Yemen against the Houthi rebels.

Anwar Gargash, the UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, tweeted that the uprising against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels “needs support” in…

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Israeli police question Netanyahu’s close ally in corruption probe

Jerusalem, Dec 4  Israeli police on Sunday questioned David Bitan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s close ally and chairman of the coalition, on suspicion of bribery and money laundering.

Bitan was questioned by officers with the police’s Lahav 433 unit on suspicion that he promoted interests of a senior…

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27 statues of ancient Egyptian lioness goddess unearthed in Luxor

Cairo, Dec 4 An Egyptian-European archeological mission has discovered a collection of 27 statues of ancient Egyptian lioness goddess Sekhmet, authorities said on Sunday.

The discovery was made near the Pharaonic King Amenhotep III Temple on the west bank of Upper Egypt’s Luxor city, Xinhua quoted the Egyptian…

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Australian MP proposes to partner in parliament

Canberra, Dec 4 Australian MP Tim Wilson on Monday proposed to his long-term partner Ryan Bolger in parliament shortly after the same-sex marriage legislation was introduced to the Lower House.

The proposal is believed to be the first of its kind in the Lower House of Parliament, and…

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Russia continues to bomb IS terrorists in Syria

Moscow, Dec 4  Russian strategic bombers continued to strike Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Syria on Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers took off from Russia and destroyed IS ammunition warehouses, equipment and strongholds in the southeast of Deir al-Zour province, Xinhua quoted…

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Japanese women too busy to fall in love: Survey

Tokyo, Dec 4  Some 60 per cent of eligible women in Japan are reluctant to fall in love due to the growing burden at their workpace, according to a survey.

As women today are facing the same workload as men in Japan, the ensuing fatigue has made women more willing…

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Australia to now scrutinise Facebook, Google

Sydney, Dec 4  After the US and Britain, Australia will now probe the impact of key digital platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter on media, journalism and advertising, including the spread of fake news, in the country.

According to a report in The Sydney Morning Herald on Monday, the government…

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