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Citi Mobile Challenge begins in India

Bengaluru, Aug 28 (IANS) Financial products and services company Citi on Thursday announced Citi Mobile Challenge aimed at creating a platform for innovation to flourish in India with focus on mobile innovation in banking, payments and e-commerce ecosystem The challenge, organised in collaboration with leading companies and institutions as sponsors, is seeking solutions across the ecosys...

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Traced person who sent letters in murdered Sheena Bora's name: Maria

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) In a significant development in the Sheena Bora murder case, the Mumbai police have traced the person who had sent a resignation letter on her behalf - and at the behest of her accused mother Indrani Mukherjea - to her employer, weeks after she was brutally killed and her body disposed off, Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said here late Thursday. The same person al...

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Mahesh Bhatt applauds Anu Aggarwal's courage in recounting life experience

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Aashiqui actress Anu Aggarwal unveiled her autobiography Anusual and her debut film director Mahesh Bhatt praised her effort in sharing her interesting life story and its travails with courage. I really salute the audacity and spirit of Anu... it's very brave of you to put all that you've been through into a book and really walk away from it all. I think what you're...

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Children under six should have right to creche, says law panel

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Law Commission has suggested that every child under six should have an unconditional right to creche and day care provided and regulated by the state. In its report Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements submitted to Law Minister D.V. Sadanada Gowda, the commission said the constitutional framework of fundamental rights and directive principles sh...

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Rajkumar Hindusthani's film to revisit 'Insaf Ka Tarazu'

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Labelling his upcoming film as Insaaf Ka Tarazu Returns: the Menacing Saga after 34 years, Darling Don't Cheat producer-director Rajkumar Hindusthani said he wants to create the same trauma which the earlier film had created after its release. The poster of the film shows a man dressed in black hood and with a masked face with collage of small stills of group of gir...

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Manufacturing sector must become more competitive for export growth: Ansari

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) Terming the fall in India's export growth as disturbing, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday said the domestic manufacturing sector needs to become more competitive to take the country back on a higher export growth trajectory. Five years ago India's export story looked strong and convincing. Merchandise exports grew at a healthy annual average growth rate of 2...

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Trade unions refuse to call off September 2 strike

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The central trade unions have refused to call off their countrywide strike on September 2 against labour reforms after a fresh meeting on Thursday with the group of ministers headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley remained inconclusive. All India Trade Union Congress secretary D. L. Sachdev said after the meeting that there was no consensus and the call for the ...

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Weavers have to adapt to change: Gaurang Shah

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Designer Gaurang Shah feels that weavers have enough work as against the common perception that they are dying because of less work. However he feels that they need a right direction and have to adapt to change. Weavers have enough work to do... the only thing is they need a good direction. They need to change as if they hold on, saying that we want to do th...

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OROP stir: No breakthrough yet, two more veterans hospitalised

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The 74th day of agitation over delay in One Rank, One Pensionon thursday started on a hopeful note for veterans but there was no breakthrough by evening even as talks at different level within the government continued. A government team led by Nripendra Misra, the principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is looking into the matter now, said informed ...

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'Queen' helped in shaping my career: Lisa Haydon

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Hailing from a modelling background made her put in extra efforts to convince people about her capabilities as an actor, but Lisa Haydon says that Kangana Ranaut-starrer Queen, in which she played the part of the bohemian single mother Vijay Laxmi, has changed her life in many ways on the career front. My life has changed a lot post 'Queen' because that was a breakt...

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Maldives police search Nasheed's home, summons wife for questioning

Male, Aug 27 (IANS) Days after former president Mohamed Nasheed was taken back to prison, Maldives police on Thursday summoned his wife Laila Ali for questioning. According to the summons, the opposition leader's wife is to come in for questioning over an ongoing investigation on Friday evening. Nasheed, who leads the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), was on Sunday tak...

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EU approves Indian, Japanese joint venture

Brussels, Aug 27 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Thursday cleared a joint $57-million venture by India's Mahindra World City Developers and Japanese Sumitomo which aims to operate an industrial park in India. EU executive the European Commission announced in a statement that the extraterritorial merger would raise no competition concerns because the joint venture will have no activity ...

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IPL governing council for two new teams next season

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) is likely to have two new teams in the next edition, and the cash-rich tourney could be a 10 team affair from 2018 onwards, an IPL governing council member said here on Thursday. The council, which met on Thursday evening at a city five star hotel, made twin recommendations to the Board of Control for Cricket in India's working commi...

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Greece names interim premier ahead of snap polls

Athens, Aug 27 (IANS) Greece's Supreme Court Chief Judge Vassiliki Thanou was on Thursday appointed to head the transitional government that will lead the country to snap general elections in September. The 65-year-old judge became the first woman to take up the post of Greece's Prime Minister, Xinhua reported. President Prokopis Pavlopoulos named Thanou as transitional prime min...

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BJP to start seat sharing talks soon in Bihar

New Delhi, Aug (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday indicated that it will finalise seat sharing deal with its allies in Bihar for the upcoming assembly polls by the first week of next month. We had informal talks on seat sharing with the leaders of LJP, RLSP and HAM (Secular) over the seat-sharing arrangements and formal talks will be held in the first week of September, BJP g...

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Controversial GSAT-6 satellite up in space

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 27 (IANS) India's latest communication satellite GSAT-6, which was once embroiled in controversy, is finally up in space after a textbook launch from here on Thursday. We have slightly tweaked the configuration of GSAT-6 from the original one to suit the needs of strategic users, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar told IA...

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VMware eyes $2.3 billion India enterprise mobility market

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) US-based cloud services and business mobility solution provider VMware on Thursday said that it was looking to capitalise on the $2.3 billion enterprise mobility market in India which is on the rise due to the growing mobile subscriber base in the country. The total addressable enterprise mobility solutions industry in Asia Pacific, which includes applications, d...

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Sindhu hopes to improve ranking with Super Series

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) India's badminton ace P.V. Sindhu on Thursday said she aims to improve her ranking by doing well in the Super Series in Korea and Japan next month. For me, winning a medal at the Rio Olympics is the ultimate target. But before that I want to improve my ranking by doing well in the back-to-back Super Series in Korea and Japan in September, Sindhu said after receivin...

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Greece names interim prime minister

Athens, Aug 27 (IANS) Greece's Supreme Court Chief Judge Vassiliki Thanou was on Thursday appointed to head the transitional government that will lead the country to snap general elections. Thanou becoming the country's first female prime minister. Born in the central Greek city of Chalkida in 1950, Thanou graduated from the Athens University's faculty of law and continued her post-gradu...

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SC to search for any bar to state funding for religious structure repair

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to examine the issue whether there was any constitutional embargo on the powers of the state government to frame a law for awarding compensation to repair and restore religious structures damaged during rioting as state failed to uphold the law. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C. Pant said this as the Guja...

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