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Lhasa's Jokhang temple normalise after fire

Lhasa, Feb 19 (IANS) Lhasa's Jokhang Temple, one of the most renowned and sacred temples in Tibetan Buddhism, has returned to its normal activities after a fire broke out at its premises over the weekend with no casualties, authorities said on Monday. Barkhor market, which surrounds the temple, had reopened on Sunday, reports Efe news. There were hardly any signs of Saturday's fi...

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Female protesters crash BAFTA 2018

London, Feb 19 (IANS) A group of female protesters wearing 'Time's Up' T-shirts invaded the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here. The women were dressed in black as part of the 'BAFTA blackout', chanting sisters, united, we'll never be defeated outside London's Royal Albert Hall where the gala was he...

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Microsoft's Bing to gain as Google kills 'view image' button

San Francisco, Feb 19 (IANS) Following Google's removal of the view image button from its image search results last week, several users will move to other browsers like Microsoft's Bing and Startpage that allow download of high-resolution images with a right click, media reported. Google, after signing a multi-year global licensing deal with Getty Images, removed the view image button --...

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Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Israel

Tel Aviv, Feb 19 (IANS) Swastikas were drawn on the gates of Poland's embassy in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv, a day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust, the media reported. The Tel Aviv police have launched an inquiry after profanities and the word murderer were also discovered on Sunday, reports the BBC. Morawiecki's...

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Ex-Trump adviser to plead guilty to fraud-related charges

Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's former campaign adviser Rick Gates to fraud-related charges within days and has also agreed to testify against Paul Manafort, the lawyer-lobbyist who once managed the campaign, the media reported. Rick Gates is going to change his plea to guilty, an informed official told the daily on Sunday. A revised plea will be presented ...

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Mentally challenged person shot dead near J&K Air Force station

Srinagar, Feb 19 (IANS) A mentally challenged person was shot dead when he entered the security area of an Air Force station in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said on Monday. The incident took place late Sunday night. The victim crossed the security fence and came close to the station perimeter wall. Despite repeated warnings from the sentry, the individual did not stop.

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'Three Billboards...' triumphs as Time's Up dominates BAFTA 2018

London, Feb 19 (IANS) While Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a bitter comedy about injustice in small town America, took the major honours at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), celebrities stood in solidarity with Hollywood's Time's Up movement against sexual harassment. But it was also about rewarding cinema, with Thr...

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BAFTA 2018: Stars wear black to bring Time's Up to Britain

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Virtually all the stars at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the British organised by Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), wore black to show solidarity with the Time's Up movement here on Monday. One of the few in a colourful dress was Best Actress winner Frances McDormand, but she said: I stand in full solidarity with my sisters, reports bbc.co.uk. ...

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Friel feared being thrown on scrapheap at 40

Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Anna Friel was worried she'd get thrown on the scrapheap when she turned 40 but soon learned that was not the case. I did wonder about turning 40 and being thrown on the scrapheap. But apart from the shell changing, everything else changes in a much more positive way, Friel told RadioTimes magazine. She added: Wisdom, compassion, empathy, values...

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'The Shape of Water' bags 3 awards against 12 nominations at BAFTA

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Guillermo del Toro 's The Shape of Water, which received the most nominations at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), under 12 categories, managed to bag three awards here. The story of a woman who falls in love with an Amazonian sea creature, won for its Production Design, Music while del Toro ba...

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Dozens trapped inside cable cars for hours in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 19 (IANS) At least 80 people were trapped inside cable cars for nearly four hours in Malaysia's resort island of Langkawi after the system malfunctioned, officials said on Sunday. The Langkawi Development Authority Chief Executive Officer Azizan Noordin said that 89 tourists had arrived at the base station after being trapped inside the cable cars for about four hours.<...

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Florida school survivors to march on Washington

Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Young survivors of Florida school shooting, which left 17 people dead last week, announced on Sunday a national march to Washington to demand political action on gun control. Students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Florida said they were determined to make Wednesday's shooting a turning point in the national gun debate and march to Washington on March 24 to ...

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NCP candidate among 4 killed in poll-bound Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Four people, including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Jonathone Nengminza Sangma, were killed while three others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Sunday, an official said. The incident took place around 7.30 p.m. at Sawilgre village, about 14 km from Samanda Block, when the cand...

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Saudi women allowed to launch businesses without male permission

Riyadh, Feb 19 (IANS) Saudi women will from now on be allowed to open their own businesses without the consents of their male relatives, media reports said on Sunday. Besides the opening up society Saudi Arabia seeks to achieve, especially integration of women in different walks of life, the decision also comes to meet the requirements of the fast-growing private sector, Xinhua reported....

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Around 79% turnout in Tripura Assembly polls: CEO

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 78 per cent of Tripura's 2,536,589 voters had cast their votes on Sunday in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly, said state chief electoral officer Sriram Taranikanti. However, he said that the polling percentage might go up as huge numbers of voters were still in queues at 10 p.m. on Sunday night in around 100 of the 3,174 polling stations across the s...

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CBI questions 11 PNB officials, Nirav Modi's staffer Vipul

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The CBI on Sunday questioned 11 Punjab National Bank (PNB) officials as well as Vipul Ambani, the Chief Financing Officer of diamond merchant Nirav Modi's Firestar Internationl company, in connection with the multi-crore bank fraud, an official said. The agency also conducted searches at PNB's Brady House branch in Mumbai, which would continue till Monday.

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Bengaluru Youth Congress leader expelled on assault charge

Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Bengaluru city Youth Congress General Secretary Mohammad Haris Nalapad was on Sunday expelled from the ruling party after he allegedly assaulted a young man at a city cafe. Nalapad has been expelled from the Congress for six years. Atrocities in any form is not tolerated in @INC Karnataka, tweeted party's state unit President G. Parameshwara. Nalapad, 24,...

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Manipur government shakes as NPF announces withdrawal of support soon

Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) The BJP-led Manipur government appeared shaky as the Naga People's Front announced on Sunday that it is likely to withdraw support to it after the Nagaland elections slated for February 27. We have decided to withdraw support from the coalition soon. The decision may be announced shortly after the Nagaland elections, said NPF's state President Marung Makunga.

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Make 'Artificial Intelligence' work for India: PM

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that with Artificial Intelligence (AI), bots and robots, productivity will increase, but warned of rising apprehensions of 'human redundancy' as the mind and machines would compete directly. For avoiding this scenario, he urged that AI should be Made in India and Made to Work for India and asked the students and teachers t...

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Release dues, share plans, improve refereeing: Mohun Bagan to AIFF

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Alleging sub-standard refereeing in the ongoing I-League, Mohun Bagan have asked the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to release the subsidy for hosting the current I-League's home matches, pay their dues from previous seasons and share future plans. The legendary city club had urged the AIFF to improve the quality of refereeing in the Super Cup. You would ackn...

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