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    J&K should become bridge of friendship between India, Pakistan: CM

    Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said her state should become a bridge of friendship and not a battlefield between India and Pakistan and appealed to the leadership of the two countries to do so. At present, the Line of Control and International Border

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    Directing a musical a new challenge: Shekhar Kapur

    St. Gallen (Switzerland), Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, known for movies like "Bandit Queen", "Mr India" and "Masoom", is directing his first directorial and says it is like a new challenge and adventure. Kapur on Sunday tweeted a series of photographs

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    Business community looking forward to PM Modi's inaugural address in 'World Economic Forum': Indian Ambassador to Switzerland

    Indian Ambassador to Switzerland Sibi George on Sunday said that the entire business community in Central European country is looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's inaugural keynote address during 'World Economic Forum' in Davos. George said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi'

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    Mehbooba Mufti urges PM Modi, Pakistan to not let J and K become 'battle ground'

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Government to not let the state become a 'battle ground.' Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi often preaches Centre-led welfare policies, the Chief Minister urged the former to bring

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    Celebs hail Indian blind cricket team's win

    Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) 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.

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    Double blow for Amarinder as close aides lose jobs

    Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) In a matter of just 24 hours, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh suffered a double blow as two of his close aides in the government lost their jobs -- one bowing to the law of the land and the second one being forcibly sacrificed at the political altar. The exit of senior

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    Himachal hills may get snow, rain this week

    Shimla, Jan 21 (IANS) If want to holiday in the hills of Himachal Pradesh amidst snowy landscape, wait for a few days more as the Met Office here on Sunday forecast chances of snowfall in the state after a long gap on January 23. "There are chances of rainfall and snowfall in the state on January

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    Pakistan summons Indian envoy over cross-border firing

    Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday again summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by India along the Line of Control, which it said had killed two civilians and injured three others. Mohammad Faisal, who heads the South Asia

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    Ed Sheeran engaged to girlfriend

    London, Jan 21 (IANS) British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement with his longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.

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    UN sanctions monitoring team due in Islamabad next week

    Islamabad, Jan 21 (IANS) The United Nations Security Councils sanctions monitoring team will visit Islamabad on a two-day trip starting next Thursday for an assessment of Pakistans compliance with the world bodys sanctions regime. "The monitoring team of the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee will be

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    Every band craves to play in northeast India: Raghu Dixit

    The Raghu Dixit Project -- says every band has a strong desire to play in northeast India because of the "amazing love" they get from the region. "They (northeast Indians) are music and art loving crowd. Every band craves to play in the northeast because of the amazing love that they

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    Chef cooks tonne of curry to promote organic farming produce

    A chef from Maharashtra's Nagpur, Vishnu Manohar, cooked a tonne of curry using organic vegetables to help local farmers reach out to a greater market on Saturday. The initiative by the chef, who also holds the Guinness World Record, for the longest cooking marathon, was aimed at generating awareness

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    Telangana home to many defense industries, says State Finance Minister

    Telangana Finance Minister Etela Rajender presided as Chief Guest of the 'International Conference on Composites Manufacturing Technologies and Applications' in capital city Hyderabad. The event was held at Taj Deccan. Addressing a gathering during the conference, the Minister said: "Composite

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    Pratul, Malvika, Meghana, Dhruv win titles at badminton meet

    Bareily, Jan 20 (IANS) Nagpur teenager Malvika Bansod and the seasoned Pratul Joshi claimed the women's singles and men's singles titles, respectively, at the Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta Memorial All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament here on Saturday.

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    Jhanvi-Ishaan's Love Story to be revealed in six months!

    Filmmaker Karan Johar's "Dhadak", starring Shahid Kapoor's brother Ishaan Khatter and veteran actress Sridevi's daughter Janhvi Kapoor, will be releasing on July 20. While "Dhadak" will mark Janhvi's foray into Bollywood, Ishaan is making his acting debut with Iranian

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    CAB congratulates Indian blind cricket team for winning World Cup

    Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Saturday congratulated the Indian Blind team for successfully defending the Cricket World Cup for Blind title beating Pakistan by two wickets in Sharjah. This very fact needs to be looked upon in a very positive mind frame," CAB

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    There is a 'pattern' in allocation of cases in SC, says Dushyant Dave

    New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) There is a "pattern" in the allocation of cases in the Supreme Court, senior counsel Dushyant Dave has said, terming it as "very unfortunate", where despite computerisation successive Chief Justices were "still able to allocate matters selectively"

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    India beat Pakistan in Blind Cricket World Cup final

    Sharjah (UAE), Jan 20 (IANS) Defending champions India beat Pakistan by two wickets in the final of the 5th ODI Blind Cricket World Cup at the Sharjah Stadium here on Saturday.

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    Odisha's export turnover may touch Rs 1 lakh cr by 2025: Minister

    Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday said the export turnover of Odisha may touch Rs one lakh crore before 2025. Inaugurating the "Raptani Bhawan" here, MSME Minister Prafulla Samal said Odisha is going to have a new Export Strategy, which is being prepared in consultation

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    Stokes, Ashwin, Root among marquee names for IPL auction

    New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Controversial English all-rounder Ben Stokes along with his Test skipper Joe Root and India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin are among the 16 marquee players for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) Players' Auction in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28. On

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    Sanjay Leela Bhansali invites Karni Sena to watch 'Padmaavat'

    Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has sent an invitation to Shri Rajput Karni Sena and other Rajput associations to watch "Padmaavat", its patron and founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi said. In a press conference here on Saturday, Kalvi said the letter has been sent after the

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    2016's Million-dollar-buy Negi drops price ahead of IPL 2018 auction

    New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A couple of years back all-rounder Pawan Negi turned into an overnight sensation when he fetched a mind-boggling deal of Rs 8.5 crore, making him the most expensive uncapped buy in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). Before Delhi Daredevils could realise their blunder

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    Wasim tops PGTI Final Qualifying Stage

    Ahmedabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Delhis Wasim Khan (74-71-71-73) won the Professional Golf Tour of India's (PGTI) Final Qualifying Stage at the Kensville Golf & Country Club here on Saturday.

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    Italian delegation shows investment interest in Odisha Aluminium Park

    Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (IANS) A high-level delegation from Italy on Saturday showed interest in investing in the upcoming Aluminium Park at Angul in Odisha. The Italian team led by Consul General of Italy Damiano Francovigh participated in the Indo-Italian Metal Hub seminar organised by the Aluminium Association

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    Railway Budget to be historic, capital investment plans to triple: Piyush Goyal

    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, on Saturday, said next budget will be no different than the previous ones during NDA's tenure and it will focus on well being of every section of people of India. The next Indian Railways is expected to be historic and it will triple the capital investment plan since