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Kashish Queer Film Festival kicks off in Mumbai

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The eighth edition of Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival kicked-off here on Wednesday with 147 movies from 45 countries across the world, celebrating the LGBTQ community. The evening was graced by Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, Nisaba Godrej of Godrej consumer product, celebrity stylist Adhuna Bhawani, filmmaker Sonali Bose, actor Lubna Salim, among ma...

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Italian 'abducted in Syria' appears in second video

Rome, May 25 (IANS/AKI) An Italian allegedly being held captive by jihadists in Syria has appeared in a new Youtube video, after he urged his government to save him from execution in a video that surfaced late last year. Today is 1 May. My name is Sergio Zanotti. This is the second appeal they have let me make, the 57-year-old businessman from Brescia says in the video posted to Youtube ...

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Chandrababu Naidu attends TDP's Telangana unit conclave

Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) On a day when BJP national president Amit Shah addressed a party meeting in Hyderabad, his ally TDP's national chief N. Chandrababu Naidu attended the annual conclave of his party's Telangana unit in the city. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) are alliance partners at the Centre and in Andhra Pradesh, but working separately in Telangana.

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BJP expanding across the country, says Amit Shah

Hyderabad, May 25 (IANS) BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the party was expanding across the country but felt that it has to become strong in south India. Addressing a meeting of party workers here to wind up his three-day visit to Telangana, he exuded confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in Telangana in the same way as it has done i...

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Snake venom worth Rs 70 cr seized in Darjeeling

Siliguri, May 24 (IANS) Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Customs personnel apprehended two persons with two jars of snake venom, with approximate market value of Rs 70 crore, in West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Wednesday, an official said. On the basis of specific information provided by a source, the 41st battalion of SSB and Customs officials of Siliguri launched a joint operation and...

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Samsung unveils premium TV models in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) South Korean multinational Samsung Electronics unveiled its flaghsip premium TV sets 'QLED' for home entertainment here on Wednesday. The four new models are as beautiful when turned off as when turned on. They will help us meet the growing demand for premium TVs and increase our market share in the Indian market, Samsung India Consumer Electronics Business Vice-...

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Suspected Manchester bomber's brother held in Libya, confesses IS membership

Tripoli, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Libyan anti-terror police said on Wednesday they arrested the younger brother of Salman Abedi, the suspected Manchester Arena suicide bomber, who allegedly told them they were both members of the Islamic State jihadist group. Hashem Abedi, 20, was held in the Libyan capital late on Tuesday, the country's anti-terror police said in a Facebook post. The s...

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Pakistan's video on destruction of Indian post fake: Army

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A video clipping posted by Pakistan on the destruction of an Indian post on the border is fake, and that the post shown therein is clearly not an Indian one, Indian Army sources said on Wednesday. The sources said the blast, as shown in the video, happened from below the structure, and appeared to be an Improvised Explosive Device blast and not artillery fire.

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Indian hospital to treat Bangladesh armed forces personnel

Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) Leading super-specialty Amrita Hospital, founded by Hindu spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, would treat personnel of the Bangladesh Armed Forces (BAF), its top official on Wednesday. We have signed an agreement with the BAF to provide healthcare services, including patient care, medical education, research and training at our hospital in Kochi (Kerala) to Ba...

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UN denies its observers attacked by Indians in Kashmir

United Nations, May 24 (IANS) The UN has denied that its observers in Kashmir came under attack from Indian army in Kashmir, refuting the Pakistani allegations. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, told reporters on Wednesday that there was no evidence of an attack on UN Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). Pakistan's In...

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Cabinet approves policy preferring local suppliers in procurements

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a policy for providing preference to local suppliers in government procurement. The new policy is expected to encourage 'Make in India' and promote manufacturing and production of goods and services in India with a view to enhancing income and employment, said a cabinet communique.<...

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CRPF IG alleges fake gunfight in Assam, Home Ministry seeks clarification

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A CRPF Inspector General, deputed in the northeast, has alleged that the death of two suspected members of a Bodo militant group in a gunfight with security forces in Assam in March was a staged gunfight. The Home Ministry has sought the clarification over the issue. In his 13-page report, Rajnish Rai, a 1992-batch Gujarat cadre Indian Police Service officer, all...

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Congress, LF frown over Mamata-Modi meeting

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) The Left Front and the Congress on Wednesday expressed their apprehension over West Bengal Chief Minister's scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pointing out she was earlier in the NDA and also a member of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet. The Modi-Mamata meeting on Thursday coincides with a protest march to the Kolkata police headquarters organis...

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Juvenile among three held for Delhi jeweller's murder, robbery

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Three persons, including a juvenile, were arrested in connection with a jeweller's robbery and murder in April, the city police said on Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Randhawa said Sahil, 21, and Sanjay, 34, were arrested on Tuesday while the juvenile accomplice was held on Wednesday morning. Both Sahil and Sanjay are residents of Sonipat ...

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Delhi Police to hire officer to tackle cyber crime: Lt Gove

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday said the Delhi Police is going to hire a chief technology officer to help the force to equip itself to meet the growing challenges and potent threat of cyber crime. In response to the potent threat of cyber crime and cyber-attacks, more so in the environment of increasing digitalisation of services and commercial transactions...

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Trinamool MP Bandyopadhyay shifted to SSKM hospital

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Ailing Trinamool MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, an accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam, was on Wednesday shifted to the state-run SSKM Hospital from the private Apollo Hospital, with his lawmaker wife claiming the step was taken to reduce the cost of treatment. Bandopadhyay, who got conditional bail on health grounds from the Orissa High Court in scam on Friday, was...

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Iran will continue missile programme, says Rouhani

Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Iran is heedless of what the enemy says and will continue its missile programme. Remarks by enemy about Iran's missile power result from their ignorance, Rouhani was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency. The enemy thinks that our power is restricted only to missiles, while our power lies in this...

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APSEZ's Q4 consolidated net profit up 27%

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) on Wednesday reported an increase of 27 per cent in its consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17. According to the company, its consolidated net profit during the quarter under review increased to Rs 1,179 crore from Rs 928 crore in the corresponding period of 2015-16. APSEZ's consolidated r...

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Five burglars held in Delhi, 81 mobile phones seized

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Five burglars involved in stealing new mobile phones from shops in south Delhi were arrested on Wednesday and 81 new mobile phones seized from them, the city police said. Feroz, Tarif, Mohit, and Roshan, in the age group of 20-25, were arrested from their hideouts in Nangloi after gang kingpin Rashid was arrested with 78 mobile phones from the Ambedkar Nagar area...

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Shah's claim on central funds blatant lie: Telangana CM

Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday dubbed as a blatant lie BJP President Amit Shah's comment that the Centre was providing additional funds of Rs 20,000 crore to the state every year. Rao said he challenged Shah to prove that even Rs 200 crore of additional funds were provided to the state. He said if the BJP leader could prove so...

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