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Happy to call Brad Pitt my son-in-law: Voight

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor Jon Voight is happy that now he can call Brad Pitt his son-in-law. Voight is happy about the wedding of his daughter Angelina Jolie to her partner of nine years and although he wasn't invited to the ceremony, which was held in Chateau Miraval, France, he can't wait to catch up with them soon, reports femalefirst.co.uk. In an interview to ITV's Goo...

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Gunmen kill two officials in Yemen

Sana'a, Aug 30 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen shot dead two officials in Yemen's southern province of Lahj Friday, a security official said. An official of the General People Congress party and another official of Lahj local government were gunned down by masked attackers riding a motorbike when they were traveling toward the neighbouring southern province of Aden, a local security official ...

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Modi government selling off Indian assets: Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Accusing the Narendra Modi led BJP government of selling out the country's assets by embracing FDI across sectors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday warned that such policies would put Indian economy in grave crisis. You can never make me do anything which is anti-people. I left the United Progressive Alliance as I was opposed to FDI in retail. I ca...

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Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources, and has fostered a lot of decentralization in the NDA government contrary to wide perception about him centralizing power, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday. Releasing books Narendra Modi: The Game Changer and Being Modi here, Jaitley also said that Modi started talking to peopl...

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India scraps tender for buying light utility helicopters

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India's defence ministry has scrapped the over Rs.6,000 crore worth tender for procuring 197 light utility helicopters for army and air force which had been on hold due to a CBI probe on allegations that an army official had sought to a bribe from a contender, official sources said. They said that the decision was taken Friday at a meeting of the Defence Acquisit...

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Delhi asked to decide on age relaxation on special educators

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS The Delhi High Court Friday directed the city government hold a meeting with MCD officials and take a policy decision with respect to age relaxation norms on recruitment of special educator in nearly 1,700 schools run by the municipal body. A division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Vipin Sanghi asked the chief secretary to hold the meeting within ...

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Can consider tie-up from CPI-M if it so proposes: Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Averring that no one is untouchable, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said her Trinamool Congress would consider and discuss the matter if a proposal for a tie-up came from her long-time foe CPI-M. Congratulating Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar and the Congress for rallying together against the Bh...

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India to host international human rights event

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will host the three-day annual general meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum of national human rights panels, said a statement Friday. The APF is one of the four regional networks of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) within the international co-ordinating committee of NHRIs. The event will open on Sep 3...

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SC seeks government's proactive role on 'undertrial' prisoners

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the central government to place before it the complete information about undertrial prisoners languishing in jails all over the country till March 2014 and urged it to play an active role in addressing the situation. It is a serious matter. You can't be a mute spectator. You must take a proactive role. Call a meeting of the home sec...

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Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources, and has fostered a lot of decentralization in the NDA government contrary to wide perception about him centralizing power, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday. Releasing the books Narendra Modi: The Game Changer and Being Modi at a function here, Jaitley also said that Modi starte...

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Aircel-Maxis case: Charge sheet filed against Maran brothers

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The CBI Friday filed a charge sheet against former communications minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran, Malaysian business tycoon T. Ananda Krishnan and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. The charge sheet was filed before special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge O.P. Saini, who will hear the matter Sep 11. The CBI has named ...

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Shooter conversion case to be referred to CBI: Hemant Soren

Ranchi, Aug 29 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Hemant Soren Friday night announced that national shooter Tara Shahdeo's conversion case will be referred to CBI for probe. Tara Shahdeo met me and we assured all possible help to her. We agree to her demand regarding CBI probe. We will refer the case to CBI, he said at a press conference here. Soren, however, declined to speak about the name...

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Coal block scam: Case against Kumar Mangalam Birla, Parekh dropped

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The CBI has filed a closure report in the coal block allocation scam case against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary P.C. Parekh and others in a court here, sources said Friday. Besides Birla and Parekh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had named other unknown people as an accused in a first information report lodged in October 201...

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Bihar finally to honour CWG medallist Shreyasi

Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) Criticised for ignoring 2014 Commonwealth Games women's double trap shooting silver medallist Shreyasi Singh, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Friday announced that she will be honoured soon. The state government has decided to honour Shreyasi Singh soon, Manjhi said at an official function here, adding she will also receive Rs.11 lakh. Shreyasi, daughte...

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Saradha scam: Mamata accuses CBI of 'propaganda' ahead of bypolls

Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Accusing the CBI of carrying out propaganda against her Trinamool Congress in its Saradha chit fund scam probe ahead of the bypolls to two assembly seats, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday warned the agency of a dangerous situation if it tried to protect the real culprits. Coming down heavily on the Central Bureau of Investigation, which has been cl...

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SC notice on plea to screen travellers from Ebola-affected areas

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that passengers coming on international flights from Ebola-affected countries in African be screened to ensure that they are free of deadly virus. A bench of Chief Justice R.M.Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman was urged for direction that the g...

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Russia to enhance nuke capability for own security: Putin

Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russia will continue building up its nuclear potential not for the purpose of intimidation but for ensuring its security, President Vladimir Putin said Friday. We are strengthening our nuclear deterrence forces and our armed forces. They are getting more compact and more efficient at the same time. They are getting more modernised in terms of their suppl...

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Criminal cases against 12 union, 44 state ministers

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A total of 12 union ministers and 44 state ministers, elected in the past two years, have self declared criminal cases against them, according to an analysis released here Friday. A dozen of the total 45 union ministers have charges of criminal cases against them while seven have serious criminal cases, the Association of Democratic Reforms release said. ...

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BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting

Jammu, Aug 29 (IANS) A sector commander level flag meeting was held Friday between Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district, officials said. BSF sources told IANS here that Deputy Inspector General (Jammu range) B.S. Kasana and the Rangers' Sialkot sector commander, Brig. Mateen, represented their countries in the ...

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Advertise your work to people, BJP councillors told

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) All the BJP councillors in the national capital have been asked to advertise the work done in their respective areas, a party statement said Friday. Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay has notified all the elected representatives that it is their responsibility to apprise the people about the achievements of the corporations and the central government. O...

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