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First edition of northeast film fest starts in capital

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar Friday opened the first edition of northeast film festival in the capital and said the government is committed to mainstream new initiatives in the region. Organised by the directorate of film festivals, ministry of information and broadcasting in coordination with north east division (HM) and NElim and ...

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'Iron Man 3' director to make 'The Destroyer' film

Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Shane Black, who directed Iron Man 3, will now go behind the camera for a movie adaptation of action book series The Destroyer. He will direct the film, based on the 1970s adventure series about US government operative Remo Williams, reports contactmusic.com. Apart from this project, he is also associated with a thriller titled Nice Guys featuring Ryan ...

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170 illegal immigrants missing off Libyan coast

Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) A wooden boat carrying some 170 illegal immigrants was missing off the Libyan coast near Tripoli Friday, a coast guard official said. The stowaways were believed from sub-Saharan African countries and intended to go to Italy. Their boat was feared sank some 60 km east of Tripoli in the Guarakouzi area, Xinhua quoted the official as saying. The official, wh...

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US targets key financiers of Al Qaeda, Al Nusra Front

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The US Friday imposed sanctions on two alleged key financiers of al-Nusra Front and Al Qaeda, authorities said. Abdul Mohsen Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Sharikh and Hamid Hamad Hamid Al-Ali were added to the Department of Treasury's list of specially designated global terrorists, a move that entails sanctions barring American citizens from doing business with them and f...

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EU deplores Russia's humanitarian convoy into Ukraine

Brussels, Aug 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Friday deplored as illegal Russia's decision to send humanitarian consignment into Ukrainian territory without escort of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) or consent of the Ukrainian government. The EU criticised Russian convoy into Ukraine as a clear violation of Ukrainian border, saying such action goes counter to the pr...

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UN to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine crisis

United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) The UN Security Council is to hold emergency consultations amid media reports of a major escalation in the Ukraine conflict. The emergency session, scheduled for Friday evening, was requested by Lithuania, Xinhua quoted the UN spokesperson's office as saying. UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco was to brief the 15 cou...

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64 killed in Iraq mosque attack

Baghdad, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 64 people were killed Friday when suspected Shia militiamen attacked a Sunni mosque in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a media report said. A bomber blew himself up and other gunmen fired fleeing worshippers during Friday prayers in a Sunni mosque in Baquba city, 120km from Baghdad, BBC reported. The attack is seen as a blow to Iraqi government...

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NATO chief condemns Russian aid convoy entry into Ukraine

Kiev, Aug 22 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Friday condemned the entry of a Russian humanitarian convoy into Ukrainian territory without Kiev's consent and without involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Rasmussen criticised the move a breach of Russia's international commitments, including those made recently in Berlin and Geneva, Xinhua ...

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Irish man tests negative for Ebola virus

Dublin, Aug 22 (IANS) Laboratory test samples of an Irish man, who died after recently returning from Africa, have proved negative for Ebola virus, health authorities in Ireland said Friday. Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE), in a statement, said the infection control procedures, which had been put in place as a precautionary measure, will now be stepped down, Xinhua reported. ...

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Anita Dongre showcases her India modern fashion line at LFW

Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Designer Anita Dongre Friday showcased her India modern fashion line at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. Her latest collection brings out the vivacity and charm of Rajasthan, as the master couturier paints this regal picture with flowy bridal lehengas being reinterpreted with an innovative twist of modern day styles, subtle detailing and layering juxtaposed w...

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CBI to probe border row: Assam CM

Guwahati, Aug 22 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Friday said the CBI would be asked to probe the violence near the state's border with Nagaland in the wake of kidnapping of two youth allegedly by Naga men June 26. He made the announcement at a meeting with a joint delegation of seven students' organisations, which had agitated in the past few days in Golaghat district to protest ...

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Telugu film industry urged to make Vizag a film-making centre

Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government Friday urged the Telugu film industry to make Viskhapatnam a base camp and a centre for cinema making. Two state ministers Ganta Srinviasa Rao and P. Raghunath Reddy, who held a meeting with representatives of Telugu film industry, said the government was committed to develop Andhra Pradesh as a cinema hub. They elicited the ...

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BJP's UP state executive meet in Vrindavan Saturday

Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) A two-day meet of the BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit's executive meet will begin in the temple town of Vrindavan Saturday. The high-level meeting will be addressed by both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, said state unit spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak. Party leaders performed a 'parikrama' of Govardhan Frida...

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Looking forward to working with Modi government: Singapore PM

Singapore, Aug 22 (IANS) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Friday said his country hopes to work with India in areas of infrastructure and education, and expressed his desire to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi who came in with a thumping mandate, a media report said. Speaking at the opening day gala dinner in Global Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Alumni conference,...

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India beat Middlesex by 95 runs

London, Aug 22 (IANS) India returned to winning ways albeit in a warm-up cricket match, registering a comfortable 95-run win over Middlesex at Lord's here Friday. India were dismantled 3-1 in the Test series, suffering innings defeat in the last two matches. Virat Kohli, who had a torrid time in Test series with two ducks and four single digit scores, finally had something to ch...

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Diana Penty walks for Rocky S at LIFW

Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Diana Penty, who debuted with Cocktail, Friday stole the limelight as a show stopper for designer Rocky S at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. The actress walked the ramp, having donning a long black gown with detailed, diamond studded sequence work on the top. With open hair and minimal makeup, she looked gorgeous in Rock's outfit. I love blac...

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Jaitley clarifies his remark on rape

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was Friday embroiled in controversy over his remark that the Dec 16 Delhi gangrape was a small incident, with the Congress describing his comments as idiotic and horrendous. He clarified that his remark had been misconstrued. Hundreds of women Congress supporters Friday protested outside his residence here seeking an apology. T...

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Fearing firing, residents leave border villages in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 22 (IANS) Faring firing from Pakistani forces, around 2,000 villagers belonging Friday left three villages close to the international border in Jammu district to move to safer places, police said. Police sources told IANS here that around 500 families Friday migrated out of Korotana, Nai Basti and Vidipur Jatta villages in R.S.Pura sector of the international border in Jammu, ...

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Saradha scam: CBI calls former IPS officer for questioning

Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the CBI has now summoned former IPS officer Rajat Majumdar for questioning. He will be appearing before the agency Saturday, an official said. He has been asked to appear for questioning Saturday in connection with the scam, a spokesperson of the Central Bureau of Investigation said Friday. The agency Aug 14 has s...

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Eminent Kannada writer Ananthamurthy dead

Bangalore, Aug 22 (IANS) Renowned Kannada writer and literary critic U.R. Ananthamurthy died here Friday after a brief illness. He was 82. Murthy, who was admitted to a private hospital last week for treatment of infection and fever, was put on multi-support system, as his condition turned critical earlier in the day, hospital sources said. As his condition worsened, we had to pu...

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