Archive for February 16th, 2018

Iranian President calls for unity among Muslims

Hyderabad, Feb 16 :  In a rare gesture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is a senior Shia cleric too, on Friday visited the historic Makkah Masjid, a Sunni mosque, to offer prayers and called for unity among Muslims across the world.

Addressing the congregation after Friday prayers, he said unity among…

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Meghna to do Bengali film after over a decade

Mumbai, Feb 16 : Actress Meghna Naidu, whose last project in Bengali was the 2004 film “Coolie”, is now shooting for the Bengali movie titled “Sitara”.

“I am excited to make a comeback in the Bengali entertainment industry. I am shooting for ‘Sitara’,” Meghna said in a statement.

Talking about her…

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Nirav Modi fraud: Jewellers apprehend impact on credit flow to industry

Kolkata, Feb 16 :  Jewellery traders and exporters are apprehending that “ripple effects” of the $1.8 billion fraud involving billionaire diamond trader Nirav Modi’s companies could make lenders more cautious and impact credit flow to the industry to some extent, officials said here on Friday.

However, they also said…

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SC reduces Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery water share

New Delhi, Feb 16 :  In a setback to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of the Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), down from 192 TMC allocated by a Tribunal in 2007.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava…

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India believes in growth but committed to environment: PM

New Delhi, Feb 16 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India believes in growth but was committed to protecting the environment.

Addressing over 200 delegates at the World Sustainable Development Summit, the prime minister said respect for nature was part of the country’s culture.

“We consider Earth our…

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A rare combination of holistic entertainment, the Navrasa Duende Global Carnival will have a three-day long medley of arts and entertainment by over 400 performing artists including 200 top international artists. It will be a soaking experience of almost 100 hours of live performances touching upon 20 performing arts…

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Basant bazaar is one of the three major annual events, with over a 100 craft & natural product stalls. It brings a mix of established craft groups & NGOs, as well as small artisans coming to Delhi.WHEN:

Till February 26WHERE:

Nature Bazaar, Near Chattarpur Metro station

TIMINGS: 11 am…

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Google Voice Assistant sees 6-fold growth in JioPhones

New Delhi, Feb 16 :  Google Voice Assistant that was made available in Reliance JioPhones in December 2017, has seen a six-fold growth in its usage, the company has announced.

In a move to empower feature phone users in the country, Google on December 5, announced to bring its Voice…

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Security forces in J&K launch searches in Samba

Jammu, Feb 16 :  Security forces started search operations in parts of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after some people reported suspicious movements in the area.

Police said people living in Katli area reported these movements early on Friday, following which a joint search operation by the police…

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Baijal not ready to talk about guest teachers: Sisodia

New Delhi, Feb 16 :  Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal was not willing to discuss the AAP government’s proposal to regularise guest teachers in city schools, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.

In October 2017, the Delhi Assembly had passed a bill to make about 15,000 guest…

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