Archive for December 28th, 2017
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Syria hits back after Erdogan calls Assad ‘terrorist’

Ankara/Damascus, Dec 28 :  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reignited a war of words with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad by calling him a “terrorist” who has no place in negotiations over the country’s future, with Damascus hitting back and accusing the Turkish leader of being “responsible…

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Computer-based optical method detects early stage cervical cancer

Kolkata, Dec 28 :  A computer-based optical method, developed by Indian scientists, can pin-point precancerous cervical cells and healthy cells, thereby providing early indications of cervical cancer.

The optical method, devised by scientists from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata, and Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur…

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ISL: FC Pune City coach Popovic suspended, fined

New Delhi, Dec 28: Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City head coach Ranko Popovic was on Thursday suspended for four matches and fined Rs. five lakh with immediate effect by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

The AIFF Disciplinary Committee found Popovic in breach of Article 50 (misconduct…

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Permanent gallery required for depicting hist of Bengali cinema : Ghosh

Kolkata, Dec 28 (PTI) Renowned film director Goutam Ghosh says a gallery should permanently showcase the history and evolution of Bengali films as it has not been chronicled properly.

As a part of the initiative, the recent exhibition at the Kolkata International Film Festival 2017, showcasing vintage cameras and other…

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Being an actor gives me a voice to make a difference: Sonakshi

Mumbai, Dec 28 : Actress Sonakshi Sinha says having a celebrity status gives her a voice which she can use to make a difference.

Sonakshi on Wednesday took to Twitter and shared a link of an advertisement from Visa.

“I am a part of the Hindi film industry, and being an…

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Sebi allows convergence of stock, commodity exchanges from October 2018

Mumbai, Dec 28 :  The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Thursday gave its nod to the convergence of both equities and commodity-backed stocks on exchanges from October, 2018.

According to Sebi Chairman Ajay Tyagi, the move will allow major players like BSE, NSE and Multi-Commodity Exchange…

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Government will maintain fiscal deficit target: Rathin Roy

Kolkata, Dec 28 :  Member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Rathin Roy on Thursday said the central government will do its best to maintain the fiscal deficit target of 3.2 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the current fiscal.

“I am sure the government…

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Equity indices close in red; banks, auto stocks slump

Mumbai, Dec 28 :   Key Indian equity indices on Thursday gave up all gains to provisionally close in the red, with heavy selling pressure in banking, auto and oil and gas stocks.

“Markets ended in red post the monthly expiry. Concerns over government borrowing exceeding target also kept markets lower at…

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Negotiated with terrorists, will try for LG-Kejriwal patchup, too: Minister

New Delhi, Dec 28 :   Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said he has in the past tried negotiating with terrorists and can now “accept the challenge” of brokering peace between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

The comments of the Minister of State for Housing…

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