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Yemeni president in Riyad en route to summit in Egypt

Riyadh, March 27 (IANS) Yemeni President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in the Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh, media reported. Upon arrival at Riyadh Airbase on Thursday, Hadi was received by Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, also the defence minister, the president of the Royal Court and special advisor to the Saudi King, as well as Khalid bin Ali Al-Humaidan, the chief of Gene...

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AIFW: Samant Chauhan makes white-hued 'Rajputana' statement

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Weaving a story around Nepal's tradition of worshiping female energy and tranquility, designer Samant Chauhan brought his collection Rajputana Kumari on the runway of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week with a subtle use of white hues. Shades of white are often termed as restrictive when it comes to experimenting in the world of fashion designing, but Chauhan...

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Hezbollah condemns military intervention in Yemen

Beirut, March 27 (IANS/EFE) Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah condemned on Thursday the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen against Shia Houthi rebels, a joint effort that has garnered the participation of eight other Arab countries in addition to Pakistan. Hezbollah strongly condemns the US-Saudi aggression targeting the brotherly people of Yemen, its national army and its vit...

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Putin, Rouhani call for end to hostilities in Yemen

Moscow, March 26 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Thursday called for an immediate halt to hostilities in Yemen, the Kremlin said. The two sides, in a telephonic conversation, discussed the sharply deteriorating situation in Yemen, and the Russian side stressed the urgency of an immediate cessation of hostilities in Yemen and of steppi...

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Seychelles releases two Indian fishing vessels

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Seychelles has released two Indian fishing vessels almost two months after they were intercepted in territorial waters of the indian Ocean island nation. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted: Heading home. 2 Indian fishing boats head home after release from Seychelles.a According to Seychelles News Agency, the two captains, M. ...

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Turkey expresses support for anti-Houthi operation in Yemen

Istanbul, March 26 (IANS) Turkey on Thursday announced its support for the military operation against Houthi militia in Yemen, urging the group and its foreign supporters to refrain from acts that threaten peace and security in the region, a media report said. The Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement that Ankara sees that the operation will restore the legitimate authority in Yem...

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Hannover Messe to focus on Make in India, Skill India: Sushma

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Hannover Messe fair, the world's largest industrial trade fair, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to inaugurate next month, will provide the perfect platform to showcase India's engineering prowess and reinforce government initiatives like 'Make in India', 'Skill India' and 'Digital India', External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here on Thursday. ...

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Ultratech wins court order to take back mines possession in Rajasthan

Mumbai/Jaipur, March 26 (IANS) Cement maker Ultratech Cement, a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group's Grasim Industries Ltd, on Thursday said the Rajasthan High Court has quashed and set aside a state government order resulting in cancellation of a limestone mining lease to the company's subsidiary. The order was challenged by Gotan Limestone Khanij Udyog Private Limited (a subsidiary of Ul...

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'Broken Horses' game to be unveiled in Los Angeles

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's maiden Hollywood movie Broken Horses will not just have a novel version, but a mobile and computer game as well. The game will be launched in Los Angeles around the film's release on April 10. The game is devised in such a way that will communicate the storyline of the movie through the eyes of the two brothers who will team u...

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Bahraini air force participates in Yemen operation

Manama, March 26 (IANS) Twelve fighter jets of the Royal Bahraini Air Force are participating in the 'Operation Decisive Storm', a joint Gulf Arab nations' operation against the Shia Houthi group in crisis-hit Yemen, a media report said Thursday. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain ordered participation of the Bahraini air force in response to a call from Saudi Arabai's King Salman...

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Vikas Swarup to be new MEA spokesperson

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Vikas Swarup, joint secretary (UN-Political) in the ministry of external affairs, is set to take over as the next spokesperson, replacing Syed Akbaruddin who has been named the pointsperson for the India Africa Forum Summit to be held in October. Swarup, who shot to fame with his book Q&A which was adapted into an Oscar-winning Hollywood film Slumdog Millio...

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Acquired 12 telecom circle in auction, says Vodafone India

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Vodafone India has acquired spectrum in 12 telecom circles in the recently concluded spectrum auction for a total cost of Rs.25,810 crore, which will help it in expanding its 3G services, a company statement said here on Thursday. Vodafone India successfully bought spectrum in all six of its 900 MHz circles due for extension in December 2015. Significantly expa...

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India considering sending two ships to evacuate Indians in Yemen

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) With the situation in Yemen slipping more into uncertainty, India on Thursday said it was assessing the evolving situation in the Arab country and considering sending two ships to evacuate Indian nationals. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a detailed telephonic conversation with the Indian envoy in Sana'a, Amrit Lugun, on the evol...

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Take care of disabled people as per law, governments told

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to the central and State governments and union territory administrations for enforcement of law to support the people with physical disability including mentally challenged so that they can live with dignity and respect. Noting that people with physical disabilities were living in pathetic conditions, a bench of Justice ...

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Sushant Singh Rajput to visit Old Delhi Railway Station

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A lover of history, actor Sushant Singh Rajput will on Friday make his trip to the capital more fruitful by visiting the Old Delhi Railyway Station to promote his forthcoming movie Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!. Sushant, who will be accompanied by the film's director Dibakar Banerjee, enjoys reading history and he likes to visit places of historical importance and...

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Kejriwal wants to be with yes-men: Bhushan

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Thursday denied that he and party colleague Yogendra Yadav had resigned from the party's national executive and accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of wanting to be with yes-men. Speaking to CNN-IBN news channel, Bhushan denied resigning from any party post and said Kejriwal does not like people who could question him.

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Anushka Sharma decks up as bride for ad

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Band Baaja Baaraat actress Anushka Sharma, who was spotted at the India-Australia cricket match in Sydney on Thursday, had decked up as a bride before she left -- this, for a wedding-themed advertisement for beverage brand 7UP! Anushka, who endorses the brand, shot for the ad under the direction of Vikas Bahl, whose Queen was recently named the Best Hindi Film ...

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Iraq urges dialogue instead of force to end Yemen chaos

Baghdad, March 26 (IANS) The Iraqi government on Thursday expressed concerns about the military intervention in Yemen and urged for dialogue to end the country's unrest. Iraqi foreign ministry expressed its concern for the military intervention in Yemeni affairs, which leads to further complexity of the situation in Yemen, and would not allow to adopt political solution in the current co...

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Egypt sends four warships to Yemen

Cairo, March 26 (IANS/EFE) Four Egyptian Navy warships were deployed on Thursday to Yemen, a senior official from the Suez Canal Authority said. The official explained that the ships entered the Suez Canal on Thursday around 11:00 a.m., and left the channel's waterway in the following hours to make their way to the southern Yemeni city of Aden. The four vessels will join the Arab...

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Arab League announces support for coalition against Houthis

Cairo, March 26 (IANS/EFE) The secretary general of the Arab League, Nabil al-Arabi, announced on Thursday the league's full support of the coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia against the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen. Al-Arabi justified Operation al-Hazm Storm, the name given to the joint offensive, as it occurs in the context of a large Arab and regional alliance against certain...

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