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Arun Jaitley hails popularity of Indian cinema globally

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Lauding the expanse of Indian cinema across the globe, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley termed Indian film industry as its soft power abroad. Cinema is also a component of India's soft power abroad. We lead the world average in terms of number of movies produced each year. Indian movies have found increasing acceptance in the international for...

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Baltimore mayor lifts city-wide curfew

Washington, May 4 (IANS) Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has lifted a city-wide curfew which had been in effect since Tuesday. Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew, Rawlings-Blake announced via her twitter account on Sunday. Protests for the death of African-American man Freddie Gray, culminated in rioting and looting late on Mo...

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Rahane, Nair star as Royals beat Daredevils by 14 runs

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane (91 in 54 balls) and Karun Nair (61 from 38 balls) helped Rajasthan Royals (RR) register their sixth win of the season, beating Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 encounter at the Brabourne Stadium here on Sunday. Riding on a 113-run partnership by Rahane and Nair for the second wicket, Royals posted a challenging ...

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Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils by 14 runs

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane (91 in 54 balls) and Karun Nair (61 from 38 balls) helped Rajasthan Royals (RR) register their sixth win of the season, beating Delhi Daredevils (DD) by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 encounter at the Brabourne Stadium here on Sunday. Riding on a 113-run partnership by Rahane and Nair for the second wicket, Royals posted a challenging ...

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President stresses need to focus on India's regional cinema

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that the future of Indian cinema is in adapting digital ecosystem driven by the youth of the country. He also noted that it is time to take regional cinema onto a global platform. Cinema is country's soft power. It holds international ties and navigates global horizons with it. With world's youngest democracy and growing s...

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Bihar bus driver dies in Nepal

Patna, May 3 (IANS) A bus driver sent by Bihar government for relief and rescue operations in earthquake-ravaged Nepal died on Sunday, triggering protests by his colleagues, officials said. Sambhu Kumar, a resident of Chenwa village in Gopalganj district, was one of the nearly 100 bus drivers,who were engaged by the state government in relief and rescue operations in the neighbouring cou...

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Ranjith to direct superstar Rajinikanth's next film

Chennai, May 3 (IANS) Director Ranjith has been roped in to direct Rajinikanth in his yet-untitled next Tamil project, according to industry sources. Ranjith's project with Rajinikanth is finalized. The film will be produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu. The rest of the cast will be finalized soon, a source told IANS. Two-film-old Ranjith's last outing was the critically-acclaimed Tamil...

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Six escape from Meghalaya jail

Shillong, May 3 (IANS) Six prisoners, including five militants and a rape convict, escaped on Sunday from Williamnagar district jail in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills by overpowering the prison guards, police said. A rape convict and five under trial prisoners, who were members of militants A'chik Songna Anpachakgipa Kotok (ASAK) escaped after they overpowered the prison guards, Inspector G...

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Nepal quake: WHO sets up field offices for unreachable survivors

Gorkha (Nepal), May 3 (IANS) The WHO has set up field offices here to extend health care assistance to survivors of the earthquake who have been unreachable since the natural calamity hit the Himalayan nation on April 25. The World Health Organisation's field offices, that will start operating Monday onwards, will coordinate land and air support to rush medicines, health care professiona...

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Curfew lifted from riot-hit US city

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of the US city of Baltimore on Sunday lifted a city-wide curfew which had been in effect since Tuesday. Effective immediately, I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew, Rawlings-Blake announced on her Twitter account. Protests over the death of African-American man Freddie Gray, 25, culminated in rioting and ...

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Initiative to attract global filmmakers in pipeline: President

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said that the government is planning to set up a centre for animation, start an initiative to preserve Indian cinema and create a channel of communication to enable smooth entry of foreign directors to shoot in India. Government of India is taking a number of steps for strengthening and promoting Indian cinema and the film indu...

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No primacy of CJI in higher judicial appointment, Centre to tell SC

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government is likely to tell Supreme Court on Tuesday that there was no primacy of chief justice of India or that of judiciary in appointments to higher judiciary - a stand diametrically opposite to the position argued before the court in a batch of petitions challenging validity of the National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC). There is no...

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Eight Assam Rifles men killed in Nagaland militant attack

Dimapur/Kohima, May 3 (IANS) Eight Assam Rifles personnel were killed, six injured and another four reported missing on Sunday when militants triggered a powerful blast and ambushed a convoy of the paramilitary force at a remote location in Nagaland along the border with Myanmar, officials said. The incident took place at Changlang Su area in Mon district around 2.30 p.m., when the troop...

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Rahane, Nair power Royals to 189/2 against Daredevils

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane and Karun Nair displayed superb batting skills to help Rajasthan Royals post a challenging 189/2 against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premer League (IPL) match at the Brabourne Stadium here on Sunday. Rahane smashed an unbeaten 91 off 54 balls which included nine fours and three sixes, whereas his partner Nair hit 61 ball 38, striking six boundaries a...

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Eight Assam Rifles men killed in Nagaland militant attack

Dimapur, May 3 (IANS) Eight Assam Rifles personnel were killed and four others injured when militants triggered a powerful blast and ambushed a convoy of the security forces at a remote location in Nagaland on Sunday, officials said. The incident took place at Changlang Su area in Mon district around 2.30 p.m. A vehicle carrying the Assam Rifles personnel and a water tanker had g...

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Rahane, Nair power Royals to 189/2 against Daredevils

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane and Karun Nair displayed superb batting skills to help Rajasthan Royals post a challenging 189/2 against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premer League (IPL) match at the Brabourne Stadium here on Sunday. Rahane smashed an unbeaten 91 off 54 balls which included nine fours and three sixes, while his partner Nair hit a 61 ball 38 striking six boundaries an...

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Sukhbir Badal's company to pay Rs.24 lakh to Moga victim

Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's Orbit Aviation transport company will pay the Rs.24 lakh compensation announced by the state government for the family of the 13-year-old girl who was molested and thrown out of a moving bus near Moga town. Harcharan Bains, advisor to the chief minister on national affairs and media, said on Sunday that the entir...

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With 7,250 dead, Nepal seeks more international aid

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Nepal on Sunday told the international community to urgently step up its earthquake relief as the toll from the April 25 temblor rose to 7,250, with 2.8 million people displaced across the Himalayan nation. Underlining the gravity of the situation, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told a top UN official here that relief goods reaching the country were not enough and ...

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India's NCMC reviews rescue, relief operations in Nepal

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India's National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) on Sunday reviewed the rescue and relief operations by various government agencies in quake-hit Nepal. An official statement issued here said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was continuing rescue and relief operations in the Himalayan nation. NDRF teams have been able to rescue 11 people -- al...

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Delhi Metro turns 21

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) celebrated its 21st foundation day on Sunday. Urban Development Secretary and DMRC chairman Madhusudan Prasad, who was the chief guest at a function here on the occasion, presented awards to 43 employees for their outstanding contribution to the metro rail service that has transformed commuter travel in the national capital ...

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