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John Abraham doesn't believe in holidays

Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Welcome Back actors John Abraham and Anil Kapoor are extremely eager to work on holidays and festivals, with John stating that he doesn't believe in holidays. It's a very extremist and unfair way of looking at things, but I don't really believe in holidays at all. I think we have too many holidays in this country which is economically a huge loss for the country. So...

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Taiwanese delegation meets Indian students

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A 20-member Taiwanese delegation on Monday interacted with Indian students from various universities. The main aim of the youth ambassadors was to develop and deepen the relationship with India and create more exchange programmes. We are here to promote people-to-people communication and develop the relationship with India, Bruce Fuh, head of the delegati...

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RBI to pay back Rs.1,274 crore to Telangana

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to transfer back Rs.1,274.21 crore to Telangana with the union finance ministry advising it to reverse the deductions made from the state's principal account as it was not in consonance with the principle of cooperative federalism. The deductions were made in response to an income tax notice. The RBI was al...

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Online event on CSR funds for skill development on Wednesday

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy will on Wednesday hold an online interaction with top CEOs on ways in which Indian companies' corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds can be used for skill development projects, said an official statement. The event, held in partnership with the World Bank, will be on 'Google+ Hangout', ...

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EU offers over $5 mn to help refugees in France

Paris, Aug 31 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will grant $5.6 million to France to better accommodate thousands of migrants camping in the northern port city of Calais, the European Commission's vice president Frans Timmermans said on Monday. These new funds will help to establish a camp that can provide humanitarian assistance to around 1,500 migrants and to help asylum seekers in Calais...

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Germany denies sending trains to pick up refugees

Berlin, Aug 31 (IANS) Germany's interior ministry has rejected media rumours that the government was bringing Syrian refugees to Germany on chartered trains, a media report said. Those who come to Hungary must be registered there and perform the asylum procedure there, Xinhua quoted a spokesman for the ministry as saying here on Monday. Freelance journalist Marta Orosz first repo...

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RBI to pay back Rs.1,270 crore to Telangana

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to transfer back Rs.1,274.21 crore to Telangana with the union finance ministry advising it to reverse the deductions made from the state's principal account as it was not in consonance with the principle of cooperative federalism. The deductions were made in response to an income tax notice. The RBI was al...

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HC imposes Rs.10 lakh fine on Ram Gopal Verma for remaking 'Sholay'

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday imposed a fine of Rs.10 lakh on film maker Ram Gopal Varma and his production house for making the remake of 1975 blockbuster 'Sholay', which violated the exclusive copyright vested with its director Ramesh Sippy. Justice Manmohan Singh said that Varma and others by making Ram Gopal Varma ke Sholay: have intentionally and deliberate...

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RBI asked to reverse Rs.1,274.21 crore deduction from Telangana

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The union finance ministry on Monday asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to reverse the deduction of Rs.1,274.21 crore from the the account of Telangana as the action was not in consonance with the principle of co-operative federalism. The RBI had deducted the amount from the principal account of Telangana held by the apex bank in response to an income tax noti...

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Himachal court frames charges against CM in defamation case

Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) A court in Una town of Himachal Pradesh on Monday framed charges against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in a defamation case. The complaint was filed by S.M. Katwal, former chairman of the state Subordinate Services Selection Board. Official sources said Judicial Magistrate Ajay Kumar framed the charges and listed the matter for next hearing on October 12.

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India held to a goalless draw by Nepal

Pune, August 31 (IANS) A dominating India were held to a goalless draw by Nepal in an international friendly at the Balewadi Stadium here on Monday. The Indians started the game on the front foot playing in front of the home crowd and created a number of chances, but poor finishing undid their efforts. Pronoy Halder made his debut and much to everyone's surprise, Indian coach Ste...

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Free Wi-Fi facility in DTC buses soon: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that free Wi-Fi facility would soon be provided in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses. Delhi government will provide free Wi-Fi facility in DTC buses as soon as possible. In this connection, we are in touch with some big companies, he told thousands of DTC employees at an awards ceremony at the Talkato...

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Three arrested in Delhi for extorting from NRIs

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Three people have been arrested in the capital for extorting money from NRIs from Britain, police said on Monday. Gaurav Pingolia, 31, and Aman Chhabra, 24 -- both former students of Delhi University -- were arrested along with Pawan Kumar, 24, by the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police on Saturday. They targeted NRI victims residing in Britain to...

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Ratan Tata invests in data analytics firm

Bengaluru, Aug 31 (IANS) Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata invested an unspecified amount in the US-based Infinite Analytics, a predictive data analytics firm from MIT, with sales operations in India, the company said on Monday. We have received funding from Tata to expand our predictive analytics technology to verticals beyond retail and e-commerce, the three-year-old analytics fir...

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'Parliaments vital to to carry out sustainable development'

United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS) Saber Chowdhury, president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), on Monday underlined the importance of the parliaments of all countries in the global efforts to carry out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are expected to be adopted by world leaders next month. We are meeting here to ensure that promises our governments make are in fact kept,...

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Five dead after explosion in Spain fireworks factory

Madrid, Aug 31 (IANS) At least five people were killed and six taken to hospital following an explosion in a fireworks factory on the outskirts of this Spanish capital on Monday. Emergency services, including 10 fire engines, were soon on the scene of the accident, but their attempts to reach the exact area of the explosion were hampered by thick smoke and several smaller explosions whic...

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Blasts, firing heard near Karachi university

Karachi, Aug 31 (IANS) Loud explosions and gun fire erupted near a private university here on Monday night, a media report said. Initial reports suggest that heavy contingents of police and paramilitary Rangers have reached at the site and surrounded the university. Sibtain Naqvi, the Public Relation Officer of Habib University, however, has said that the incident took place outs...

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Mob torches houses of five Manipur legislators

Imphal, Aug 31 (IANS) Five houses belonging to Congress lawmakers were on Monday burned down by an angry mob in Manipur's Churchandpur district over the Inner Line Permit issue, officials said. The residence of Health and Family Welfare Minister Phungzathang Tonsing was among those torched. The mob also set afire the vehicle of Churachandpur Deputy Commissioner Lunminthang Haokip...

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Keep death sentence only for terror-related offences: Law panel

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Law Commission, in a report released on Monday, recommended India abolish the death penalty, with the exception of terror-related offences, saying that sending a convict to the gallows has lost its relevance as a deterrent to curb heinous offences. While not recommending the abolition of death sentence in terror-related cases, the commission has however, said...

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Women's rights must be respected: President

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said India must respect as sacred the rights of women to equal opportunities and dignified living, as given an opportunity, the women can rise and excel in any field of their choice. We need to build such mechanisms within institutions that facilitate the growth of women into decision making positions, he said while addressing...

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