Archive for January 12th, 2018

UN Security Council mission to visit Afghanistan

United Nations, Jan 12 (IANS) A Security Council mission is to visit Afghanistan in a show of support to the war-torn nation, Council President Kairov Umarov has said.
Kazakhstan will organise and lead the Council mission to Afghanistan, which would be the first in seven years, Umarov told reporters…

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Scientists spot massive ice deposits on Mars

Washington, Jan 12 :  Scientists have unearthed thick and massive deposits of ice in some regions on Mars.
The images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) showed the three-dimensional structure of massive ice deposits on Mars.
The ice sheets…

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It’s so easy to mock someone nowadays: Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai, Jan 12 : Actress Taapsee Pannu feels social media has given people the power to mock someone easily, and says that it can “genuinely crush someones confidence”.

“I think with the power social media has given us, it is so easy to mock someone nowadays. What people don’t understand…

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TV celebs relive warm Lohri, Makar Sankranti memories

Mumbai, Jan 12 : For some it’s a time to sing celebratory songs around a bonfire with family and friends, and for others a reason to fly colourful kites. The Lohri and Makar Sankranti festivities bring alive warm memories for TV celebrities like Tejaswi Prakash, Vatsal Sheth and Priyamvada Kant…

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Obsession for cinema more important than luck in filmmaking: Mira Nair

Kolkata, Jan 12 : Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair believes obsession for cinema and a fire in the belly to succeed are far more important than luck to become successful in filmmaking.

“I do not think about luck much. I think it is about the fire in the belly, I think…

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Yuki inches closer to Australian Open main draw

Melbourne, Jan 12 (PTI) Putting up a dominating show, Yuki Bhambri outclassed Spaniard Carlos Taberner to reach the third and final qualifying round of the Australian Open, here today.

Bhambri, who is in good nick, routed the world number 183 6-0 6-2 in the second round of the…

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LAUNCH OF MUMBAI MAIDEN – cruise ship in Mumbai

Mumbai  Jan 12:  As you cruise onboard the newly launched ship, MUMBAI MAIDEN, you will observe the beautiful hues of the setting sun and later the nightlife of Mumbai city comes alive with the glistening shore.  High rise structures and the iconic Gateway of India stands tall, as you catch…

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Airtel ties up with Amazon to offer free Prime subscription

New Delhi, Jan 12 :  Bharti Airtel on Friday said it has tied up with e-commerce platform Amazon India to offer one year subscription of Amazon Prime free of cost to its postpaid subscribers.

The telecom major said the offer will be available for its new and existing postpaid subscribers…

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Microsoft Accelerator, Accenture Ventures to empower start-ups in India

Bengaluru, Jan 12 :  Microsoft Accelerator and Accenture Ventures on Friday announced a new ecosystem partnership to further strengthen the start-up ecosystem in India.

The two companies will help growth-stage technology B2B start-ups specialising in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented/Virtual Reality, Blockchain, fintech, Big…

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