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No Yatri allowed to move from Jammu to Valley

Jammu, July 19 : Authorities on Tuesday did not allow any pilgrim to move from winter capital Jammu towards the Valley although 6,679 Yatris had ‘Darshan’ inside the Cave Shrine on Monday.

“Around 1,700 Yatris were stationed at Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas on Tuesday.  “The decision to allow the…

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Legendary singer Mubarak Begum Shaikh dead at 80

Mumbai, July 19 :  Legendary Bollywood playgback singer and ghazal maestro Mubarak Begum Shaikh passed away after prolonged illness at her residence late Monday night, a family member said.

Known simply as ‘Mubarak Begum’, the Rajasthan-born singer was a widow and breathed her last at 80. She is survived by…

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Protests in UP against land acquisition for freight corridor

Lucknow, July 18  The government has been riding roughshod over the farmers while acquiring land in Chandauli and Mirzapur districts of Uttar Pradesh for the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor rail project, an extreme Left outfit has alleged.
Ramji Rai, state secretary of the CPI (ML) Liberation, said his party has…

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Engineering Excellence Scholarship

New Delhi July 18  The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde is offering scholarships for new entry, self-funded, international (non-EU) fee-paying students who have applied for a relevant course of study starting in September 2016. Students may be eligible for a Faculty of Engineering Excellence…

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My dad wanted me to be a cricketer: Salman Khan

Mumbai, Jul 18 (PTI) Superstar Salman Khan says his father Salim Khan wanted to see him play cricket for the country.

Salman, who played a wrestler in his latest film “Sultan”, said former Indian cricketer Salim Durani was hired as his coach and he told his father that the actor…

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Tough for classical dancers to adapt to other dance forms: Madhuri

New Delhi July 18 Dancing diva Madhuri Dixit-Nene, often known as the ‘Dhak Dhak’ girl, says there were times when she would not get the steps right for a Bollywood dance number, sending her ego plummeting.

On the sets of dance reality show “So You Think You Can Dance…

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Gadkari seeks Indian-American participation in start-up movement

New Delhi July 18  Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday urged the Silicon Valley professionals of Indian-origin to participate in India’s Start-up Movement to help make it a success.

The government’s revolutionary policy initiatives have brought about a lot of positivity among the entrepreneurs across the…

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Delhi must listen to Kashmir

India would have faced far greater criticism of its handling of the outbreak in Kashmir if the international scene was calmer.

With the US embroiled in its own racial militancy, France reeling under repeated terrorist attacks (Nice being the latest), Turkey facing a coup and most other European countries still…

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Financial inclusion necessary for sustainable growth: Rajan

Hyderabad, Jul 18 (PTI) Pitching for financial inclusion, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the central bank is trying to make it attractive for institutions to offer banking services to everyone, as it is a necessary building block for sustainable growth.

Observing that bankers usually focus on large borrowers with…

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