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Rajinikanth gives blessings to Dhanush for ‘VIP 2’

Chennai, Dec 16 : Megastar Rajinikanth gave his blessings to his son-in-law and actor Dhanushs upcoming project “VIP 2”, which went on floors on Thursday.

Dhanush is married to Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwaryaa. “VIP 2” is to be directed by Rajinikanth’s other daughter Soundarya.

Rajinikanth graced the first…

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Zoya Akhtar to produce show about wedding planners

Mumbai Dec 16 : Directors Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, through their production banner Tiger Baby, will collaborate with Excel Entertainment to produce a show about wedding planners in association with Amazon.

Speaking at the first look of the Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday, Zoya said: “We are co-producing a…

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Niti Ayog announces incentive schemes to boost digital payments

New Delhi, Dec 16:  In a bid to boost digital payments, the government on Thursday launched two incentive schemes for both consumers and merchants, said Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
For consumers, there is the Lucky Grahak Yojana that would reward consumers through a daily as well as a weekly…

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Karunanidhi admitted to hospital for throat and lung infection

Chennai, Dec 16  DMK President M. Karunanidhi was admitted to Kauvery Hospital again on Thursday night due to throat and lung infection, said the hospital.

In a statement issued here the hospital said Karunanidhi was readmitted with breathing difficulty due to throat and lung infection.

“The treatment has been initiated…

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Cong brings privilege notice against Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 16  (PTI) Opposition Congress today brought a privilege notice against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, accusing him of misleading the assembly with “false and fabricated statements”.

The notice was given by Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra of Congress, who said in a letter to the secretary of Odisha assembly…

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SC bans sale of liquor near all highways

New Delhi, Dec 16:  The Supreme Court on Thursday banned the sale of liquor within 500 meters on either side of national and state highways across the country.
A bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur said that all liquor vendors holding licenses for selling liquor would continue to…

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Kohli plays down team’s success, looks at next 7-8 years

Chennai, Dec 15 (PTI) The top-ranked Indian Test team is on a roll having triumphed in five straight series under Virat Kohli but the captain insists his side will have to keep winning consistently for the next 7-8 years to leave a mark on the world stage.


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Dilip Kumar discharged from hospital

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was admitted at Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre last week, was on Thursday discharged from the facility.

“Dilip Kumar got discharged today around 2.30 p.m. He is fine now,” Murshid, the manager of Dilip Kumar’s wife Saira Banu…

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Digitisation a parallel way as no economy can be fully cashless: Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) In yet another clarification on the government’s demonetisation drive aimed to curb black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that the move towards a cashless economy is actually a “less cash economy” as no economy can be fully cashless.

Making his opening…

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India to build 69 bridges in Myanmar as part of intn’l highway

New Delhi, Dec 15 (PTI) Eyeing development of the north east, India has undertaken a number of infrastructure projects with Myanmar, including construction of 69 bridges in the neighbouring country as part of a trilateral highway.

Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs…

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