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Quality control lab for marine products in Odisha to address export concerns

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) A state of the art quality control laboratory to check traces of antibiotics in shrimps and other marine products was inaugurated here on Monday. It would address concerns of USA, Japan and the European Union (EU) for stringent quality controls over exports of seafood from India. Set up by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), the fi...

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Dr Reddy's arm to defend against charges in US lawsuit

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Dr Reddy's Laboratories Inc, the US subsidiary of the Indian drug major, on Monday said it would defend against allegations made in a US securities class action lawsuit by a law firm on behalf of some investors. As intimated earlier, we believe that the asserted claims are without merit and we intend to vigourously defend against the allegations, the city-based p...

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Nasscom launches platform to upskill 2 million professionals

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Monday launched a platform to upskill two million IT employees and skill two million youth in eight emerging technologies starting with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the FutureSkills platform while formally inaugurating the World Congress on Information ...

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15 'Samsung Smart Healthcare' centres launched in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) To provide affordable yet quality healthcare to patients from the lower strata of society, Samsung India and the Tamil Nadu government on Monday launched 15 Samsung Smart Healthcare centres in the state. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami formally launched the centres by inaugurating one such centre at the government hospital at Edappadi in Salem district. Our ...

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Poland demands answers over swastikas on embassy

Warsaw, Feb 19 (IANS) Poland's Foreign Minister on Monday demanded an explanation from Israeli authorities on how someone was able to deface the gates outside the Polish consulate in Tel Aviv with crudely-drawn swastikas and slurs. The Israeli government is responsible for the security of our institutions in that country, said Jacek Czaputowicz, Poland's top diplomat and member of the ri...

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Pulkit doesn't carry 'hangover of success' to new film

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Pulkit Samrat, who starred in the 2017 hit film Fukrey Returns and is now tied up with two movies, says he does not get affected by success or failure and prefers to move on with his next project. His two films, 3 Storeys and Veerey Ki Wedding, are releasing in March. Asked if he is feeling the pressure to deliver more hit movies, Pulkit told IANS here...

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Willie Nelson's new album out in April

Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Grammy winning musician Willie Nelson's studio album titled Last Man Standing will be unveiled on April 27. It will be released by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, read a statement. The album will arrive just in time for his 85th birthday (April 29). The first single from the project is the title track from the album Last Man ...

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UP unveils new tourism policy, woos investors with sops

Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday announced a new tourism policy to increase footfalls as well as investment in the state. Talking to the media about the policy, state Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi said both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were focusing in a big way to make Uttar Pradesh the most preferred tourist dest...

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Ali Abbas Zafar starts 'Bharat' journey

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Director Ali Abbas Zafar has started working on his next film titled Bharat with superstar Salman Khan in the lead. Work begins on 'Bharat' in freezing London, home for some days. May God bless us all, Zafar tweeted on Monday. This will be the third time Salman and Zafar will be collaborating for a movie after Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Bharat is ...

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India best placed to leverage technology: PM

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that with one of the most tech-friendly populations, India was best placed to leverage the power of technology and leapfrog into the future. He said the country is the hot-spot of digital innovation across all sectors. It not only has a growing number of innovative entrepreneurs but also a growing market for tech innova...

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Nasscom launches platform to upskill 2 million professionals

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Monday launched a platform to upskill two million IT employees and skill two million youth in eight technologies starting with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the FutureSkills platform while formally inaugurating the World Congress on Information Technolog...

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Web series on 1992 securities scam in the works

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) A web series based on the non-fiction book The Scam detailing the securities scam of 1992 is being developed by Applause Entertainment. The book is by Sucheta Dalal and Debashis Basu. The scam in the Indian stock market will be brought to the digital platform through a 10-part series, read a statement. Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment, said: 'The Sc...

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Jeethu Joseph to make Bollywood debut with Rishi Kapoor-starrer

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Critically acclaimed Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, best known for helming Mohanlal-starrer Drishyam, is gearing up to make his Bollywood debut with a horror film starring actors Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi. AZURE Entertainment and Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced a collaboration to produce Jeethu Joseph's Hindi film debut on Monday in a statement. ...

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'Baaghi 3' to go on floors in December

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff will start shooting for the third instalment of Baaghi in China in December. The second part titled Baaghi 2 is yet to release, but the producers have announced that they will be taking forward the franchise. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and presented by Fox Star Studios, Baaghi 2 -- helm...

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Hathaway may feature in 'The Last Thing...'

Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in director Dee Rees The Last Thing He Wanted, which is based on the Joan Didion's political thriller. Marco Villalobos penned the screenplay, which is a thrilling story of one woman, alone and unrelenting in a race against time, read a statement to variety.com. The film will be co-produced by Cassian Elwes. ...

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India best placed to leverage technology: PM

Hyderabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India with one of the most tech-friendly populations, was best placed to leverage power of technology and leapfrog into future. He said the country is the hot-spot of digital innovation across all sectors. It not only has a growing number of innovative entrepreneurs but also a growing market for tech innovations

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Now track Tesla Roadster in space

San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) An electrical engineer working in the aerospace industry has created a website to track Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Roadster -- the car tied to Falcon Heavy rocket by SpaceX -- which is zooming through space. SpaceX fan Ben Pearson has created 'Where is Roadster' website that makes use of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Horizons data to track the progress of the c...

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Canadian PM visits Mathura wildlife sanctuary

Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday visited Mathura Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Uttar Pradesh and interacted with the its founders and staff members. The wildlife sanctuary team discussed with the Canadian Prime Minister the need to create awareness about the plight of Asian elephants. Trudeau was accompanied by his w...

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Naughty Boy wants to work with Spice Girls

London, Feb 19 (IANS) DJ Naughty Boy is interested in working with the pop group Spice Girls. The producer told metro.co.uk that he has reached out to the Spice Girls to offer them a place on his new album. Naughty Boy, whose real name is Shahid Khan, said he has nearly finished his upcoming album and it could be ready for April or May. But there's one more track to go. ...

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Reliance to launch 4th Industrial Revolution from Maharashtra: Mukesh Ambani

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) In a bonanza for Maharashtra, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Sunday announced plans to launch the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' in the state with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore and collaboration of over 20 global conglomerates. He said that the initiative will take forward the flagship Jio Movement with the ambitious new plan for a New India and Ne...

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