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Not warned by party: Manjhi

Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Friday denied that he was warned by his party JD-U over his controversial remarks in the past few days. I was not warned by the party leadership nor given any ultimatum, Manjhi told mediapersons here, a day after a senior party leader said the party had asked him to avoid making such comments. JD-U general secretary K.C. ...

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Trinamool threatens to hit the streets after MP's arrest

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Friday threatened to hit the streets after the CBI arrested the party's Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam. Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee described the arrest of Bose - the editor of party mouthpiece Jago Bangla - as the misuse of the Central Bureau of Investi...

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Obama set to be chief guest at India's R-Day

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Signifying a renewal of the India-US strategic partnership, President Barack Obama has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to join India's Republic Day celebrations as chief guest in January. This visit will mark the first time a US president will have the honour of attending Republic Day, which commemorates the adoption of India's constitution, t...

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Water level at Mullaperiyar dam touches 142 feet

Idukki ( Kerala) Nov 21 (IANS) The water level at the Mullaperiyar dam touched 142 feet Friday, following which the Tamil Nadu government sounded a warning to the Kerala authorities that the shutters of the dam might be opened. Since last night with the water level rising Tamil Nadu started drawing water towards the Vaigai dam to ensure that the water level is below 142 feet. Acc...

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Anurag Basu busy working with Ranbir for next two years

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Anurag Basu is impressed by the acting skills of a lot of young actors, but the filmmaker says he won't work with any other actor apart from Ranbir Kapoor for at least two more years. The duo had teamed up for the 2012 hit film Barfi! and are now working on Jagga Jasoos. Ranbir is a good friend. If I am making a film and he suits the character... it's not li...

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Four held for gang rape in Bihar

Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Four of the six men who gang raped a young student in Bihta near the Bihar capital were arrested Friday, police said. The higher secondary student and resident of Bhojpur district was gang raped by the six in Bihta, about 30 km from here, Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said. Four of the six were arrested Friday, and police teams were cond...

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World Chess Championship: Anand unable to breach Carlsen's defence, splits point

Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Overcoming some anxious moments, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen Friday played out the 10th game of the world chess title match to a 32-move draw against Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in Russia. Perhaps the one notable aspect of the game was that Anand was able to queen a pawn, for the first time in the 10 rounds. However, the additional...

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Indian firms' October borrowings at $2.78 bn up 44 percent

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Indian firms raised $2.78 billion from foreign markets in October, which was 44 percent higher than that garnered a year ago, Reserve Bank of India data showed Friday. Domestic companies had raised $1.93 billion from the overseas market in the same month last year. Of the latest borrowings, $69.43 million was raised through the approval route, while $2.71 bi...

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Aamir, Deepika speak on changes in Indian cinema with KJo

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Actors Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone along with filmmaker Karan Johar descended here Friday to speak about the changes in Indian cinema. The actors presented their views while Johar played the moderator at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit held at the Taj Palace Hotel. The actor, who has earned the 'perfectionist' tag with films like Lagaan and Taar...

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Chinese court upholds life sentence against Uyghur activist

Beijing, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) A court in western China has upheld the conviction and life sentence handed down against Uyghur activist Ilham Tohti, who appealed the sentence when it was first passed in September, one of his attorneys Li Fangping, told Efe news agency Friday. Tohti was arrested in January on charges of leading an eight-member group of separatists, after the dispute between t...

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SC notice on BJP plea on foreign funding

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a BJP plea challenging the Delhi High Court order that the contribution to its coffers by the Indian subsidiary of the UK-based Vedanta Resources amounted to foreign contribution. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu while issuing a notice on the Bhar...

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Majority in India's northeast want BCIM economic corridor: Survey

Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) A vast majority of informed people in northeast India feel the Bangladesh China India Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor will benefit the region's economy and help it tackle its endemic insurgency by providing viable livelihoods, a new survey has found. More than 80 percent of the people asked about the economic corridor gave positive feedback about the project, ac...

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'Munnabhai' makers jokingly pitched Gandhi as 'topless item number'

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Admitting they suffered from anxiety about making a film about Mahatma Gandhi, the makers of 2006 blockbuster Lage Rago Munnabhai Friday said they had even jokingly pitched the character of Gandhi as a topless item number to potential distributors, who were worried about losing their money over the project. Lage Rago Munnabhai director Rajkumar Hirani and producer V...

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Anurag Basu to visit South Korea for film

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Basu fell in love with South Korea when he shot Gangster there in 2004. He will return to the country next year to write a script. During a session on How to shoot a film in Korea at the Film Bazaar, which aims to bridge the gap between the international and South Asian film fraternity, Basu said he has a story for which South Korea serves as an ide...

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Unsustainable tax demands will put off investors: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday said unsustainable tax demands would not lead to more collections but would only earn the country a bad name as an investment destination. Unsustainable demand won't get you taxes. Unsustainable demands in the books can show you in good glory, but eventually those taxes will be blocked in some judicial court proceedings. They ...

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SC notice to Centre on dropping German in Kendriya Vidyalayas

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notices to the Centre and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan on replacing German with Sanskrit as a third language in the centrally run Kendriya Vidyalayas in the mid-session of the current academic year. The apex court bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave issued notice on a plea by one V.S. Ramanathan who had challenged the governm...

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After 800 years, a proud Hindu ruling Delhi: Singhal

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The World Hindu Congress Friday saw exhortations on the potential of Bharat to provide direction to the world with VHP leader Ashok Singhal expressing pride over the Narendra Modi government assuming office at the Centre, saying it was the first time in 800 years that a swabhimani (proud) Hindu was holding the reins of power in Delhi. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) ...

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World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen draw 10th game

Chennai, Nov 21 (IANS) Overcoming some anxious moments, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen Friday played out the 10th game of the world chess title match to a 32-move draw against Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in Russia. At the end of this round, Carlsen continued his one-point lead with 5.5 points, to Anand's 4.5 in the 12-round match. Carlsen is just a point - ...

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Strong evidence against bureaucrat: Kerala home minister

Kottayam (Kerala) Nov 21 (IANS) The vigilance raid conducted at the home of top Kerala bureaucrat T.O. Sooraj was based on a complaint and there is strong evidence against him, said Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala Friday. There were complaints against him and hence a probe is being held. There is strong evidence against him and the action against him is neither vindictive nor pre...

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'Nawaz and Modi should meet on sidelines of Saarc'

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The prime ministers of India and Pakistan should meet on the sidelines of the forthcoming Saarc summit in Nepal to resume bilateral talks between the two countries, foreign policy experts from India and Pakistan demanded at a conference here Friday. The delegates from the two countries, which included former foreign ministers of India and Pakistan Salman Khurshid...

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