• It's time to stand with our jawans: Amjad Ali Khan

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan has joined the debate on the inclusion of Pakistani talent in Indian projects, saying that while music has no boundaries, it is time to stand with the Indian armed forces and respect the patriotic spirit. "I'm the first musician who visited

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  • Two Indians arrested, Pakistan official quizzed over spying

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) A Pakistani embassy official was questioned and two Indian nationals were arrested on alleged espionage charges and working for the ISI, a police officer said here on Thursday. Mehmood Akhtar, the Pakistan official in the High Commission, was briefly detained and let off because

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  • Car races and explosive-packed trains: James Bond's latest challenge

    Despite Ian Fleming's death after a dozen novels and two short story collections, Bond, like two other equally famous and eternal characters - Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula - continues to flourish on and off screen - though the former has rarely seen a faithful transition from the books. Post-Fleming

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  • Film on Asian-Americans of World War II era on Fukunaga's mind

    Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Primetime Emmy award-winning American filmmaker Cary Fukunaga, who has roots in Japan, says he wishes to push out films with Asian-Americans as central characters. "One day, I would like to do a story about my grandparents' generation who were Asian-Americans.

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  • Clear Thursday morning in Delhi

    New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) It was a clear Thursday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.5 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said. "The sky will mainly remain clear during the day," an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told

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  • Asian Development Bank declines to fund Pakistan dam project

    Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) declined to commit funds for a $14 billion dam project in Pakistan, authorities said. This is a very big project," ADB president Takehiko Nakao said on Wednesday at a joint news conference with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on the conclusion

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  • Nasscom sees start- up boom ahead in India

    INDIA HAS emerged as the third largest start- up base, just behind the US and UK, despite the perception that the ecosystem in the country has slowed down in the last year, according to a NASSCOM report released on Wednesday. Nearly 1,400 new start- ups are expected to come up by the end of 2016, up

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    While ousted SP leader Ramgopal Yadav has warned chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav about in- house enemies employing the dark arts to destroy them, down south a leading astro guru has alleged that Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has been in hospital since September because

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  • Arms dealer sympathises with Varun

    ARMS dealer Abhishek Verma, in an exclusive interview to I NDIA T ODAY TV, has made some shocking revelations. Verma, who is infamous for being a suspect in Scorpene submarines deal, Agusta Westland scam and Navy War Room Leak case, spoke extensively about the controversy surrounding Varun Gandhi and

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  • Independent, debutante filmmakers shine at MAMI

    Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) As Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival provides a platform for many debutante and independent filmmakers to showcase their work, juries believe that the future of cinema does not rely on box office success but in digital space a good story. Talking about the potential of upcoming

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  • India-Korea new DTAA to tax capital gains at source

    New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) India's revised double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) with South Korea, under which capital gains tax will be levied at the source with effect from April 1, 2017, has come into force from September 16, on being notified, an official statement said on Wednesday. "

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  • 'Mullerian anomalies basic reason behind 4-5% infertility among women'

    New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Mullerian anomalies, or a defect in the development of uterus and fallopian tubes, is the basic reason for infertility among 4-5 per cent of women in India, said doctors on Wednesday. According to them, other than infertility, the anomalies can cause recurrent miscarriages and

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  • SC asks states to verify fast documents of people claiming to be Assamese

    New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed its displeasure over the slow pace at which work on the upgrading of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was going on in Assam as it directed the Chief Secretaries of 28 states to complete the verification of documents sent to them

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  • Bourses seek response from Tata firms on Mistry's disclosures

    Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Indian stock exchanges BSE and NSE on Wednesday sought clarification from Tata group's leading listed firms on startling disclosures Tata Sons' ousted Chairman Cyrus P Mistry made in a letter to its directors. "The Exchange has sought clarification from the company

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  • Dew not playing a part helped us: Williamson

    Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Willamson said the fact that dew did not play a part in the game helped their cause greatly after he altered the trend at this venue by winning the toss and batting first instead of opting to field. "Coming here and not knowing whether dew will be

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  • Union Budget to be presented one month in advance: PM

    New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Union Budget will be presented about a month in advance to ensure speedier implementation of the projects and asked the states to align their plans accordingly. Modi made the announcement at the 16th interaction of PRAGATI (

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  • Indian, Afghan spy agencies patronising terror, Pakistan tells US

    Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday conveyed to the US that India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) are patronising terrorist groups to attack soft targets in the country. National Security Adviser Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua

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  • Jitendra Singh lauds 'patriotic' Maharaja Hari Singh

    Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday lauded Maharaja Hari Singh, the last ruler of the Jammu and Kashmir state, saying the history has been unkind to the Maharaja, who was a patriotic ruler. Singh, who was addressing a symposium on "70th Accession Day of Jammu and Kashmir with India, said

  • 'Need rotating headship for AIIMS departments'

    New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) As the Governing Body of AIIMS cleared the retirement age for faculty as 67 years, the Faculty Association of the premier hospital on Wednesday said the new decision should be implemented only after the introduction of rotating headship for the various departments. The Faculty

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  • New Zealand to work for India's NSG bid, for ending cross-border terror

    New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) New Zealand on Wednesday affirmed its constructive contribution towards India joining the Nuclear Suppliers' Group (NSG) as the two countries called for stopping cross-border terrorism while agreeing to strengthen their political, defence and security relationship. Addressing

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  • Southee, Neesham help New Zealand level series against India

    Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lost his first match in his home-town as the hosts went down fighting by 19 runs, enabling New Zealand level the five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series at the JSCA International Stadium here on Wednesday. Chasing 261, tailenders

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  • Government starts programmes to connect farmers to lab

    Biotech-KISAN and Cattle Genomics. Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said the intent of the programmes is to form a network to farmers directly with the scientists and experts. Explaining Biotech-KISAN (Krishi Innovation Science Application Network), the Minister said the programme

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  • Confirmed: Pakistan wont screen 'ADHM' and 'Shivaay'

    After Uri attack and the ban on Paksitani artists in India, now Pakistan also banned Indian content. But there were rumours doing the rounds that the Pakistan exhibitors and distributors had been planning to screen Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' in their country. But now Taran Adarsh, Trade Analyst

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  • India vs New Zealand: 4th ODI scoreboard

    Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) Following is the full scoreboard of India's fourth ODI against New Zealand at the JSCA International Stadium here on Wednesday.

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  • Modi asks top bureaucrats to act for better 'ease of doing business' rank

    New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Apparently disappointed at India's persistent low ranking in the World Bank's 'ease of doing business' index, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked top bureaucrats to study the report and give their feedback within a month. Chairing the 16th PRAGATI

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