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USIBC advises Andhra to open office in US

Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 (IANS) US India Business Council (USIBC) Executive Vice President Myron Brilliant on Sunday advised Andhra Pradesh to open an office in the US to promote business and trade. Addressing CII Partnership Summit here, he said Andhra Pradesh should take the initiative as no Indian state has an office in the US while 12 states of the US have their offices in India.

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Sridevi dead, nation mourns

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai after cardiac arrest, engulfing the entire country in a pall of gloom. From Indian stars to Indian political personalities to Pakistani icons, her fans and admirers expressed shock and disbelief. The Padma Shri recipient passed away in Dubai on Saturday night due to cardiac arrest. Sridevi was there to attend the mar...

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Sridevi's body to be brought back in Anil Ambani's aircraft

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) In a moving gesture, Indian industrial magnate Anil Ambani has sent an aircraft to Dubai to bring back Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor's body to India later on Sunday, sources said. The 13-seater private jet, (Embraer-135BJ) belonging to Reliance Transport & Travel Ltd, left Mumbai for Dubai around 1.30 pm on Sunday. It is expected to return with the bo...

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Andhra signs Mous worth Rs 1.75 lakh cr, RIL to invest Rs 55,000 cr

Visakhapatnam, Feb 25 (IANS) Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and its partners plan to invest Rs 55,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh as the southern state on Sunday received total investment commitments of Rs 1.75 lakh crore from various companies across sectors. RIL and partners propose to make investments in energy, electronics manufacturing, digital infrastructure and other sectors over next ...

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Pakistani stars saddened by Sridevi's death

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Pakistani stars like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Mahira Khan and Ali Zafar on Sunday condoled the sudden demise of veteran actress Sridevi, saying that she will live in their hearts and memories forever. So grateful to have grown up and lived in the times of Sridevi. Thank you for the movies, thank you for the magic. You shall live on forever... Great artistes... we cr...

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Have lost a family member: Fans mourn Sridevi's demise

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Some holding flowers, some weeping, some climbing trees to catch a glimpse of what's happening inside the house to police officers trying to keep a check on the frenzy -- there was an an eerie commotion outside the residence of actress Sridevi -- whose sudden demise shocked the nation. As the news of Sridevi's death came out, fans of Bollywood's Hawa hawai flocked t...

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Winter Olympic Games end with celebration of future

PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 25 (IANS) The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games reached their grand finale on Sunday, with the closing ceremony highlighting the Olympic spirit of adventure while presenting a vision of the future and a message of peace. The competition wrapped up on Sunday with host South Korea having set its Winter Olympics medals record with 17 -- five gold, eight silver and...

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Bhuvi jumps to 12th, Kohli drops to 6th in T20I rankings

Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar jumped 20 places to be 12th, while captain Virat Kohli dropped three places to be sixth in the Twenty20 International (T20I) bowling and batting rankings revealed on Sunday. Bhuvneshwar picked up seven wickets in the three-match series against South Africa as India won 2-1. Fellow Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah moved a place down to be f...

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All-round Saurashtra enter Vijay Hazare final

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Saurashtra produced an all-round performance to defeat Andhra Pradesh by 59 runs and enter the Vijay Hazare final at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Sunday. Asked to bat, Saurashtra batsmen Ravindra Jadeja (56) and Aarpit Vasavada (58) starred to post 255 runs on the board. Later, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja (4/40) produced a disciplined bowling effort to dismiss Andhra f...

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Shuttler Kashyap hopes Austrian Open triumph precursor of successful 2018

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap hopes the title win in the Austrian Open will lead to a good season as he aims to climb up the rankings. World No.44 Kashyap thrashed June Wei Cheam of Malaysia 23-21, 21-14 in just 37 minutes in the final in Vienna on Saturday night as the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion stepped on the podium after a span of about three years.<...

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Use Tinder at your own risk

New York, Feb 25 (IANS) Apart from helping you to find a partner, dating app Tinder may also increase the chances of getting you caught if you are cheating on your partner, revealed a study. According to the researchers from Texas Tech University, US, many participants said they were not sure if Tinder was a good way to do so, as they saw a few profiles of people on the dating app who we...

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India hopes China upholds global financial watchdog's objectives

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) India on Sunday congratulated China for being elected Vice President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body to combat money laundering and terror financing among other financial crimes, expressing the hope that it will uphold its objectives. Congratulations to China on its election as Vice President of Financial Action Task Force at...

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New attacks in Syria's Eastern Ghouta after UNSC resolutioN

Damascus, Feb 25 (IANS) Syrian government forces on Sunday continued their airstrikes and shelling of Eastern Ghouta, a rebel-held suburb of the capital Damascus, hours after the UN Security Council (UNSC) approved resolution demanding a 30-day nationwide cease-fire. On Sunday morning, two airstrikes targeted the town of al-Shifonia, while government troops launched missiles against Hara...

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We can be a surprise element in World T20: Mithali Raj

Cape Town, Feb 25 (IANS) Fresh after registering a historic double series win on the South African tour, India One-Day International (ODI) captain Mithali Raj said the team can be a surprise element in the World T20 in November. The Indian women's team scripted history on Saturday when they beat South Africa women by 54 runs in the fifth and final T20 international. The Harmanpre...

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Sridevi: 50 years of living the cinematic dream

Arre, maine kuch achieve nahi kiya (I havent achieved anything)... Theres a long way to go. I feel my career has just started. Haan... let me tell you that, said Sridevi, laughing. Sridevi's lilting laughter -- much like her screen presence, beauty, grace and unmatchable talent -- lingers on as I remember my last conversation, in November 2017, with the actress, who spent 50 of her 54 ye...

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BBC sues Chinese firm for trademark infringement

Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) A Beijing court on Sunday said the BBC had filed a lawsuit against a Chinese company for using its name to promote an English learning app. The lawsuit accused iYuba, a Beijing-based language learning firm, of using BBC's trademark and content on its apps, websites and social media without any authorisation, reports Xinhua news agency. The BBC is seeking 50...

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Sridevi had no history of heart disease: Sanjay Kapoor

Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) Sridevi's brother-in-law and actor Sanjay Kapoor has said the whole family was in shock with the sudden demise of the veteran actress. He also said that she had no history of heart ailment. The actress, 54, died on Saturday night at around 11 p.m. after suffering a cardiac arrest. In an interview to Khaleej Times, Sanjay said that she was in the hotel room he...

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Sridevi was one of a kind

We all say good things about the dead. But Sridevi was truly special. Her mere presence could light up the screen like no other actress. Sridevi started her career as a child actor when she was all of four. I knew nothing about acting at that age. I'd do exactly what the director asked me to do. I think I continued doing that in my later years, she once told me. All our c...

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BJP to hold discussion on February 28 with eyes on 2019 polls

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP top leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold discussions with party Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers here on February 28, officials said on Sunday. In the day-long deliberations, organisational preparedness, implementation of ambitious central schemes, preparations for the Lok Sabha...

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India stunned by Sridevi's death

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) Veteran actress Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai, plunging the entire country into a pall of gloom as her fans and admirers expressed shock and disbelief. The actress breathed her last on Saturday night at around 11 p.m. She was rushed to the nearby Rashid Hospital but pronounced dead on admission. Her body is expected to be flown to Mumbai via a special ch...

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