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Egypt welcomes formation of joint Arab military force

Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), March 28 (IANS) Egypt welcomes the formation of an Arab united military force to protect Arab national security, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi told an Arab League summit on Saturday. Egypt welcomes the draft resolution submitted by the Arab foreign ministers to the summit regarding the formation of a joint Arab force to be a tool to face the challenges ...

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Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi sacked

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi was sacked on Saturday, the authorities said. President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday directed that Aziz Qureshi shall cease to hold the office of the governor of Mizoram and appointed Keshari Nath Tripathi, governor of West Bengal, to discharge the functions of the governor of Mizoram, an official statement said. ...

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FPIs remain saddled up despite negative cues

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) continued to stay put in the Indian equities space for the week ended March 27 despite the markets consolidating for the third consecutive week. The FPIs stayed invested in the Indian markets despite the volatility that has emerged due to the geo-political tensions in the Middle East and the March F&O (future and options) ...

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AAP's national executive hijacked by Kejriwal camp: Yadav, Bhushan

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Alleging that the AAP, which had emerged to give the people alternative politics that the other existing parties were not providing, had become the same kind, expelled members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said the national executive meeting was hijacked by the Arvind Kejriwal camp. Addressing a press conference here, the duo said the nationa...

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Post 'Bigg Boss', Gautam Gulati finds time management tough

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Determined to ensure that his Bigg Boss 8 victory doesn't go to waste, Gautam Gulati is making an all-out effort to market his popularity in every conceivable way including films. But time management is turning out to be a hassle. Suddenly time management is a problem. I've to juggle between various events and my regular regime and personal life. I can't allow any...

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Big actors refused my film due to Sunny Leone: Bobby Khan

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Bobby Khan, who roped in Sunny Leone for his movie Ek Paheli Leela, says many known actors refused to work in it because of the presence of the Indo-Canadian adult film star. Khan told IANS: Many big actors and known faces were approached for the film. They loved the script, but they refused it because Sunny belongs from the porn industry. It was very sa...

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Jammu & Kashmir government reveals vision about education

Jammu, March 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said on Saturday that the coalition government is determined about course correction in education and the creation of a knowledge-based society in the state. Knowledge-wise, J&K has historically been the source of knowledge and enlightenment in South Asia. The first Buddhist conference was held in Kashmir in the...

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My father living his dream through me: Jaz Dhami

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) High Heels hitmaker Jaz Dhami, who is all set to make his Bollywood singing debut after the launch of his latest single Beparwaiyan, says his father -- Viccar Dhami, lead vocalist of the bhangra band Sangam -- has been his biggest inspiration and is living his dream through Jaz. Born and brought up in Birmingham, Britain, Jaz shot to fame after his collaboration w...

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Facebook tests laser drones in British skies

London, March 28 (IANS) If Facebook has its way, there would soon be huge solar-powered drones -- with the wingspan of a commercial airliner -- beaming down internet in the remotest of areas. Facebook has been testing such drones in the skies over England, according to its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The drones use lasers to beam internet access down to the ground, designed to provide connectio...

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Can't see myself just looking pretty and dancing: Radhika Apte

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte is content after two back-to-back different entertainers -- Sriram Raghavan's Badlapur and Harshvardhan Kulkarni's Hunterrr. Happy with the praise coming her way, she says she will continue trying to pick unique characters. Talking about her performances, she said: I guess what really worked for me was that the two films and my characters in t...

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Hope Crowe finds peace: McCullum

Melbourne, March 28 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum hopes terminally ill Black Caps legend Martin Crowe will find peace in the time he has left. In a column written for ESPNcricinfo, Crowe had said the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday might be the last game he will witness before life fades out of him. My precarious life ahead may not afford me th...

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Yadav says meeting violent, AAP disagrees

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) AAP members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said a scuffle broke out during the National Council meeting here, a charge rubbished by the party, which maintained it was peaceful. Founding members Yadav and Bhushan were sacked from the National Executive following which the two said AAP members behaved like hooligans and beat up people who tried t...

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Katrina Kaif unveils her statue at Madame Tussauds

London, March 28 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif has became the latest Indian to be featured at the Madame Tussauds museum here. The museum is marking 15 years since its first Bollywood statue was created. Katrina was at the museum for the unveiling, reports bbc.com. Katrina collaborated closely with the musuem's sculptors and artists to decide a dancing pose and outfit for the figur...

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Beijing 'capable' of hosting successful Winter Olympics: IOC

Beijing, March 28 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief inspector Alexander Zhukov said on Saturday that Beijing is capable of hosting a successful Winter Games. Our visit confirms that Beijing is capable of hosting successful Games, said the chairman of the 19-member IOC evaluation commission while concluding the five-day inspection. It has been a productive and inf...

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New lobster-like predator found at 500 mn-year-old site

Toronto, March 28 (IANS) What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relatives of a newly-identified prehistoric species called Yawunik kootenayi. An international team of palaeontologists recently found fossil remains of Yawunik at the Marble Canyon site in British Columbia's Kootenay National Park. Researchers said Yawunik was a marine creat...

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HC interim stay on forming Rourkela civic body

Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) The Odisha High Court has ordered an interim stay on the formation of the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC). The direction came in response to two separate writ petitions filed by the Jagada and Jhartarang panchayat villagers, who are opposing inclusion of their panchayats in the corporation, petitioners' counsel Naresh Chandra Jena said on Saturday.

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Negative global and local cues dip the markets for third straight week

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Negative geo-political cues, coupled with expectations of subdued fourth quarter earnings results, led a benchmark index of Indian equities markets to the third straight week of consolidation during the trade ended March 27. The benchmark 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) fell 802.44 points or 2.83 percent during the week...

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President condoles the demise of P.R. Kyndiah

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday condoled the demise of Congress leader P.R.Kyndiah, saying that the country has lost an eminent personality. I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of Shri P.R. Kyndiah, a friend and colleague of long years, said Mukherjee in a letter to Kyndiah's son. Hailing Kyndiah's work, the president said as uni...

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President condoles the death of ex-Mizoram chief minister Brig. Sailo

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) President Paranab Mukherjee on Saturday condoled the death of former Mizoram chief minister Brig. T. Sailo, saying that it was an irreparable loss for the state. In a condolence message to his wife Thansiami Sailo, Mukherjee said: I am sad to learn about the passing away of your husband Brig. T. Sailo. I pray to the almighty to give you and other member...

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Three policemen killed in Manipur militant attack

Aizawl, March 28 (IANS) Three policemen were killed and two others wounded when terrorists belonging to the Manipur based Hmar People's Convention-Democracy (HPC-D) attacked a police party in Mizoram on Saturday, police said. The police party was escorting a group of legislators in Zokhawthiang village in Aizawl district bordering Manipur. ...

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