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Making 'Welcome' sequel not an easy task: Anees Bazmee

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Director Anees Bazme says his 2007 superhit Welcome was a beautiful film and making the sequel to it was not an easy task. Welcome Back, which released on Friday, held its premiere on the preceding night where most of the cast and crew members were present. Addressing media persons then, Bazmee said: This film is very special for us because we've made it aft...

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Odisha steel units seek preference in non-coal auction process

Bhubaneswar, Sep 4 (IANS) Steel units which have invested significantly on their projects in Odisha on Friday appealed the state government to reserve mega non-coal blocks for existing state based end-use plants as per Mineral Auction Rules 2015 and to give them preference in auction process. A delegation of Indian Steel Association (ISA) met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and requested h...

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Etihad Airways named a founding member India-UAE Business Council

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) United Arab Emirates' national carrier Etihad Airways on Friday said it has been named one of the founding members of the just inaugurated India-UAE Joint Business Council. India is a crucial market not only for Etihad Airways but the UAE itself and therefore we welcomed the opportunity to become a founding member of the UAE Business Council in India, Etihad presid...

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Telangana clears industrial projects worth Rs.1,046 crore

Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Telangana has approved 16 new industrial units involving an investment of Rs.1,046 crore under its new industrial policy of time-bound clearances. Industries Minister Jupally Krishna Rao on Saturday will hand over approval letters to 16 industries covering different sectors like solar, pharmaceuticals, cooking gas bottling and beverages, and automobile tubes. ...

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Akhilesh orders crackdown on elements misusing social media

Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) Rattled by the violence in Agra on Thursday following posting of objectionable posts on social media, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday ordered a crackdown on elements out to disrupt the social harmony in the state. He said that the common people were using social media on a large scale but some anti-social elements were using these platforms to ...

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Eight killed in twin bombings in Syria

Damascus, Sep 4 (IANS) Two explosions rocked the predominantly-Druze city of Swaida in southern Syria on Friday, leaving at least eight people killed, reported Xinhua citing the state-run TV. The first blast took place at the Daher al-Jabal area in Swiada, in which four people were killed and 11 others wounded. The governor of Swaida, Atef al-Naddaf, said the blasts aim to stir ...

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Jaitley assures Turkish investors of rational tax regime

Ankara, Sep 4 (IANS) Assuring a rational tax regime and easier environment for doing business, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday urged Turkish industry leaders to invest in India. We are in the process of rationalising our tax structures, both direct and indirect taxes... We have very large natural resources, while we have expedited the clearances and more and more laws are being l...

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Communal tension in Agra, situation calm now

Agra, Sep 4 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district on Friday after some religious comments on social media led to violence between two communities. The situation was calm now, police said. Police said a Facebook group had posted some material described as biased and highly provocative by members of another community. The Facebook group coordinator was roughed up on Thu...

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Facebook trains self-help groups in Telangana

Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Facebook on Friday launched a training programme for rural self-help groups (SHGs) in Telangana to equip them with technological knowledge to promote their products in the digital space. The first batch of 10 SHG representatives were trained in basics of Facebook, and the various features of the platform, at Facebook's office here and given an overview of how to u...

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AIFF form working group to discuss I-League, ISL merger

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel on Friday said merging of I-League and Indian Super League (ISL) cannot be done overnight but decided to form a working group to work out the way to unite the two in the future. We are working towards one entity in future, the I-League clubs and the ISL. A working group will be formed, about nine members, to...

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DCW urges Bassi to file FIR against BJP legislator

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (SCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Friday urged Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi to register an FIR against BJP legislator O.P. Sharma in Alka Lamba stone pelting case. Swati Maliwal wrote a letter to Delhi police commissioner urging him to register an FIR against the BJP MLA for his disgraceful remarks against Lamba, a commission official told ...

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Ola taxi driver held for molesting Finnish girl in Jaipur

Jaipur, Sep 4 (IANS) An Ola cab driver was arrested here on Friday for allegedly molesting a Finnish girl, Rajasthan Police said. The girl, an intern in a company, filed the complaint at Shastri Nagar police station here , alleging that the cab driver tried to molest her while she was travelling from a hotel to the paying guest accommodation where she resides. The incident occurr...

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Louis Berger probe: ED issues summons to company officials

Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday issued summons to seven people, including three former Louis Berger officials and an alleged hawala operator. The summons were issued in relation with a money laundering case filed in connection with the international bribery scandal involving the global consultancy company and Goa's politicians and bureaucrats. A se...

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Government readies draft OROP, veterans warn against dilution

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) With the government appearing to be ready with draft One Rank, One Pension (OROP) proposal, India's military veterans said on Friday said they would scale up their agitation if the government's version diluted their demands. According to sources, the Narendra Modi government has an OROP draft ready, and an announcement may come soon. On Friday, RSS joint g...

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Job creation prime focus of India's employment policy: Dattatreya

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Job creation is the prime focus of the employment policy of India where 10 million people are included every year to the workforce, Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya has said. Fifty-eight percent of our population is under 29...We add 10 million people every year to the workforce. Job creation particularly youth employment is therefore the pr...

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MP medical entrance scam: SC allows private college body to become party

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday allowed the association of private dental and medical colleges to become party to a matter seeking CBI probe into alleged irregularities in Madhya Pradesh's Dental and Medical Admission Test (DMAT) to fill management quota seats in privately-run medical colleges in the state A While permitting the association to be impleaded in th...

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French stock market drops 2.81 percent on Friday

Paris, Sep 4 (IANS) The French stock market's benchmark CAC 40 index dropped by 130.71 points or 2.81 percent to close at 4,523.08 points on Friday. All the 40 companies on the index ended in the red. Among them, Kering plummeted 6.16 percent, ArcelorMittal 5.84 percent and Lafargeholcim 5.37 percent. The CAC 40 rebounded by 2.17 percent on Thursday to close at 4,653.79 points, u...

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22 UAE soldiers killed during operation 'Restore Hope'

Abu Dhabi, Sep 4 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Friday that 22 Emirati soldiers were killed during Operation Restore Hope to reinstall the legitimate government in Yemen. The soldiers were killed during an accidental blast at an ammunition store of the 107th Brigdae in the eastern Yemeni oil province of Marib, Xinhua reported. Dubai daily Gulf news said that the bl...

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Katiyar to join Hardik's agitation in Gujarat

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Agitated over his expulsion from the RLSP, Akhilesh Katiyar on Friday said the entire Uttar Pradesh unit of the party would resign in protest and join Hardik Patel's movement for reservations for the Patel community in the OBC category. To register protest against my expulsion, every member of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the party will resign and join Hardik's movem...

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Now travel from Goa to Kuala Lumpur on AirAsia Berhad for Rs.999

Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) Low cost carrier AirAsia Berhad on Friday started a thrice-a-week direct flight from Goa to Kuala Lumpur, for which it announced a special all-inclusive one way fare of Rs.999. The service, according to the carrier, would help provide a seamless travelling experience from Goa to Malaysian cities as well as other international destinations. As part of the thri...

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