Archive for January 22nd, 2018

Celebs hail Indian blind cricket team’s win

Mumbai, Jan 22 India’s victory over Pakistan in the final of the 5th ODI Blind Cricket World Cup in Sharjah has filled Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher with immense pride.

India won the match by two wickets on Saturday.

Here’s what the celebrities tweeted:

Amitabh…

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When you believe in your work, world believes too: Irrfan

Mumbai, Jan 22 Acclaimed star Irrfan Khan is ecstatic he was named the Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) for the movie “Hindi Medium” at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards and said that the world believes in the work if the actor believes in it too.

“‘Hindi Medium’ is very…

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Awards don’t mean anything: Mala Sinha

Mumbai, Jan 22 Mala Sinha, the legendary-in-her-own-right actress who has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement honour at the Filmfare Awards 2018, is not overjoyed at the belated recognition.


“Do you know, I’ve never won a Filmfare Award before this? During my heydays, I was nominated…

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Nearly 4% of GDP is lost due to malnutrition: Report (16:12)

New Delhi, Jan 22 India loses about 4 per cent of GDP (gross domestic product) to malnutrition and the trend can be reversed by focusing “on production diversity as well as food fortification at a macro level”, a research paper revealed on Sunday.

According to a joint paper published by…

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Set-up online platform for NPA sales: RBI’s Acharya

Mumbai, Jan 22 Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has suggested that banks, asset reconstruction companies and credit rating agencies can come together to set-up an online platform for sale of NPAs (non-performing assets) in India.

According to Acharya, the platform will help India…

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Some tried to derail demonetisation but nation saw it through: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 22 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said some “people” tried to sabotage “demonetisation” but the exercise was seen through successfully because the nation stood behind the decision.

In an interview given to TV channel Times Now, Modi, without referring to anyone specifically, said “they” tried to…

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US SC to hear Trump’s travel ban 3.0 challenge in April

Washington, Jan 22 The US Supreme Court has announced it would consider a legal challenge to President Donald Trumps latest version of ban on travel to the US by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

The justices said on Friday that they plan to hear arguments in April and issue…

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Indian American Manisha Singh sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State

Washington, Jan 22 Indian American Manisha Singh, a lawyer and Congressional staffer, has been sworn in as the Assistant Secretary of State for economic and business affairs in the Trump administration. She is the first woman appointed to the post.

Singh was sworn in by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson…

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US government shuts down after spending bill collapses in Senate

Washington, Jan 22 The US government began shutting down on Saturday for the first time in more than four years after Senate Democrats blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating, marking a chaotic end to Donald Trump’s first year as President.

Both Democrats and…

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Civilian killed in Pakistan shelling, firing

Jammu, Jan 22  A civilian was killed and three others injured in heavy overnight shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu district, officials said on Monday.

The death toll from the recent Pakistan ceasefire violations on the international border and Line of Control (LoC) has…

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