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Pragati Maidan metro station sees highest ever footfall

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Delhi Metro's Pragati Maidan station recorded the highest ever footfalls at 1.3 lakh Sunday owing to the massive weekend rush at the India International Trade Fair (IITF). A statement by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the previous record was 1.27 lakh footfalls recorded Nov 24, 2013. The Pragati Maidan station has today broken its earlie...

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Work closely with my directors: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra said that when he produces a film, he contributes to it and works along with directors but doesn't go on the sets. He believes that filmmaking is a team effort rather than just one individual's work. The producer of films like Ferrari Ki Sawaari and Parineeta says he has complete trust in his directors, but he likes to work with them.

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Modi hopes for productive winter session of parliament

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday expressed confidence that the winter session of parliament beginning Monday will be as productive as the budget session. Addressing an all-party meeting convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minster M.Venkaiah Naidu here, he said his government will continue to talk to the opposition and other parties during the session. M...

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Carlsen held up his nerves better: Anand

Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) In a battle of nerves between Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen held up his own better, said the losing challenger from India Viswanathan Anand Sunday. Addressing the media after losing the 11th game and the match in Russia, Anand termed the match as tough and that Carlsen held up his nerves better. I played much better. I got interesting positi...

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Jaitley slams Mamata over Saradha, Burdwan blast; Trinamool hits back

New Delhi/Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday attacked at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her reactions to arrest of her Trinamool Congress's leaders in the Saradha chit fund scam and on her statements in the Burdwan blast case. The Trinamool hit back, seeking to know the source of BJP's massive funds spent during the elections. West Bengal's ...

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Carlsen retains world chess title, punishing Anand's misadventure

Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) World chess champion, Norway's Magnus Carlsen retained his title, defeating Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match at Russia Sunday. The reigning world champion called off the exchange/sacrifice blunder or bluff of Anand on move 24 and wrapped up the 12 game in 45 moves. Interestingly Anand went for the misadventure of ex...

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Carlsen retains world chess title

Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) World chess champion, Norway's Magnus Carlsen retained his title, defeating Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match at Russia Sunday. The reigning world champion called off the exchange sacrifice blunder or bluff of Anand on move 24 and wrapped up the 12 game in 45 moves. Interestingly, Anand went for the misadventure of e...

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Would love to make documentaries: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Back in the 1970s, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra had made a documentary titled An Encounter with Faces, which won a nomination to the Oscars. He says he would like to do it again. Since then he has been offering the audience entertainers like Sazaye Maut, Khamosh and 1942: A Love Story. But he won't mind going back to making documentaries. I love the format o...

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Bulletproof jackets, more arms recovered from Rampal's ashram

Barwala (Haryana), Nov 23 (IANS) The Haryana Police's ongoing search operation inside the Satlok Ashram of self-styled godman Rampal has led to the recovery of two bulletproof jackets, more weapons and over 4,200 sticks among other things, officials said Sunday. A police department spokesman said that two bullet proof jackets, four .315 bore rifles, five .12 bore rifles and other ammuni...

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Force India finish sixth in 2014

Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) Formula 1 team Force India ended their 2014 season in sixth position in the constructors' championship as its drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg brought home 28 points from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which offered double points finish, here Sunday. Hukenberg and Perez battled through the field at the Yas Marina Circuit to bring their cars home ...

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Agra-Lucknow expressway's foundation laid, to be done in 22 months

Lucknow, Nov 23 (IANS) Foundation for the country's longest access-controlled six lane express-way between Agra and Lucknow was laid here Sunday with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressing confidence the over 300-km-long route would be completed in 22 months. The 110-metre-wide express-way will pass through Agra, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiyya, Kannauj, Kanpur city...

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Hamilton seals F1 drivers' title with Abu Dhabi win

Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) British racing driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula 1 drivers' title as he comprehensively won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the 5.5 km Yas Marina Circuit here Sunday. Starting second behind Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, Hamilton had to finish second if Rosberg won the race to seal the title in his favour. However, a technical glitch in...

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14 killed in Afghanistan bombing

Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 35 wounded Sunday in a suicide bomb attack at a volleyball ground in Paktika province of Afghanistan, a source said. The blast occurred late in the evening. Army rescue teams evacuated 14 bodies and 35 injured people were sent to military and government hospitals, Xinhua quoted an army source as saying. The blast took place in Yayak...

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Large quantity of arms, ammunition seized in Kashmir: Army

Srinagar, Nov 23 (IANS) The Indian army said Sunday it has recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition in the Kashmir Valley, terming it a major success at ensuring peaceful elections in the state. In two different operations at the LoC (Line of Control) and hinterland, the army intercepted and recovered huge quantity of weapons and ammunition thereby preventing their falling into ...

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants to make '3 Idiots' in different languages

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he wants to make the blockbuster 3 Idiots in various languages because it left an impact on many people's lives. I'd like to make '3 Idiots' in Chinese, French and English. I would love to make it in every language in the world. It changed many lives including my daughter. She left media studies and learnt Kathak. Now, she teaches d...

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One killed, over 25 injured in Assam blast

Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) One person was killed and over 25 others were injured in an explosion in Assam's Dibrugarh district Sunday evening, police said. Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Rana Bhuyan said the explosion took place at Rajgarh area. There was an explosion but we are yet to ascertain its exact cause, he said adding that all the injured were rushed to the hospital.

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NorthEast United aim for fourth spot against Delhi Dynamos

Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) NorthEast United FC will hope to jump to the fourth spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) standings with a win against bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos FC in the 40th match of the inaugural tournament at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here Sunday. NorthEast United are currently just above Delhi with 10 points from nine matches but such is the intense competition in the leag...

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Iraqi forces attack IS-held towns

Baghdad, Nov 23 (IANS) Iraqi security forces attacked two towns held by the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala Sunday, police said. Security forces backed by Shia militias and aircrafts, tried to enter the militants-seized town of Saadiyah, some 120 km northeast of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, from three directions and gained a foothold in several d...

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Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, World Championshi

Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton comprehensively won the season ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and in the process also clinched the drivers' World Championship for the second time here Sunday. Starting second, Hamilton went ahead of pole-sitter, teammate and championship rival Nico Rosberg and kept the lead to win the race. Williams drivers Felipe Massa and ...

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Six months later, Modi to meet SAARC leaders again in Kathmandu summit

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who travels Tuesday to attend the 18th SAARC summit at Kathmandu, will be again meeting leaders of South Asian countries six months after he had invited them to his own swearing-in. During the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit meeting, Modi would convey India's vision of harnessing the development potent...

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