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A kiss on mother's forehead, a perfect farewell to Sonia

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) As Sonia Gandhi handed over the charge of Congress President to her son Rahul Gandhi on a chilly Saturday morning admist fanfare and celebrations laced with mixed emotions, nothing could have been a more picture-perfect moment than the one in which he kissed his mother on her forehead. The handing over of the mantle of the leadership of the 132-year-old party too...

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Rahul Gandhi receives bouquets and brickbats on elevation

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi's elevation received both bouquets and brickbats from political quarters with some leaders welcoming the new Congress President while others attacked him for being the symbol of dynasty politics. Veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan congratulated Rahul Gandhi and said he was sure Gandhi would work and deserve the admiration, like his elders. ...

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Perhaps Rahul should visit mosques and churches as well

There will probably be a mixed reaction in the secular camp to Rahul Gandhi's temple-hopping in Gujarat. To some, it may seem to be a negation of the Congress's vaunted secular credentials and that, too, by the great grandson of the man who championed the concept of keeping the state separate from religion in independent India. To others, it was probably a tactical move to depriv...

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SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on NGO seeking prohibition

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on an NGO seeking directions for enforcement of country-wide prohibition of liquor - a provision under Article 47 of the Constitution's Directive Principle of State Policy which calls for endeavour to prohibit intoxicating drinks and drugs harmful to health. Describing the plea by Visakhapatanam-based Chaita...

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Vikram Bhatt to launch video-on-demand app

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who has been successful with his digital media endeavours, is now taking it a step ahead by launching his own video-on-demand app. He says it will be like a multiplex on a phone. His production house Loneranger Productions Pvt Ltd will produce content for this mobile platform 'VB - Theatre on the web', which will be launched on January 27.

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Microsoft India to enable partners to work closely with government customers

Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Microsoft will soon enable partners to work effectively with its rich network of government customers, helping them work around the countrys mega digital initiative, a top company executive said here on Thursday. With a rich ecosystem of over 9,000 partners and nearly 102 million developers, Microsoft works with over 200,000 large, medium and small enterprises, 2...

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Trump's African-American aide to depart White House

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of US President Donald Trump's most prominent African-American aide, is set to leave the White House in January 2018, according to the administration. Newman, who achieved a measure of fame playing a villain on The Apprentice and cemented a relationship with Trump that led to her White House appointment, resigned to pursue other opp...

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Microsoft India to enable partners to work closely with government customers

Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Microsoft will soon enable partners to work effectively with its rich network of government customers, helping them work around the count'''s mega digital initiative, a top company executive said here on Thursday. With a rich ecosystem of over 9,000 partners and nearly 102 million developers, Microsoft works with over 200,000 large, medium and small enterprises, ...

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Larger SC bench to hear challenge to TN law permitting Jallikatu

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday referred, to a larger bench, a batch of petitions challenging 2016 Tamil Nadu law paving way for the festival of Jallikattu - a bull taming sport widely organised in parts of the state during Pongal festivities. We intend to put an end to entire controversy one and for all, said the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Rohin...

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2nd International Junior Squash Championship starts on Monday

Greater Noida, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian multinational IT services company HCL announced on Monday the start of the second edition of the Rs 549,000 International Junior Squash Championship -- a Silver event under the Asian Squash Federation (ASF). The event will see action-packed matches between December 11 to 15 at the Shiv Nadar University campus here. The Championship will follow...

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Talks on to stitch pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya: Ram Madhav

Shillong, Dec 9 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said talks are on with like-minded political parties to stitch a pre-poll alliance in Meghalaya for the Assembly polls slated for February-March 2018. Madhav was here to oversee the party's preparation ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state on December 16 to launch the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ele...

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New Microsoft US campus to get world-class cricket field

San Francisco/New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Microsoft's Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella, who learnt leadership values and survival instinct while playing cricket in India, now wants his workforce to replay his past at the company's upcoming revitalised campus. As part of a plan to overhaul its 500-acre campus in Redmond, Washington State, Microsoft will start a multi-year project in 2018 to crea...

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A marvellous device of many applications: A short history of the computer

Title: Turing and the Universal Machine; Author: Jon Agar; Publisher: Icon Science/Icon Books; Pages: 141; Price: Rs 399 In our workplaces, our homes, in the smartphones we flash around and everywhere else, computers, in all shapes and sizes, have become such an integral and ubiquitous part of our life that some cannot visualise a world without them. But do we ever wonder what compulsion...

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Over 50 Indian, global artistes to perform at TIMEOUT72, say organisers

Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Over 50 performers including global artistes like Martin Garrix, and Wiz Khalifa and Indian music icons Papon, Lucky Ali among others, will be participating at TIMEOUT72, a statement issued by the organisers said on Friday. Organisers of the three-day festival, which is scheduled to begin at Vagator, a beach village in north Goa on December 27, on Friday released its...

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Rescued cats' chance to star in music video

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Adopted a cat? Your feline now has a chance to star in a music video. In honour of International Animal Rights Day, which falls on December 10, animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has teamed up with record label Sony Music India to launch the Billi ka bachcha video contest, which asks people to submit videos showing their adop...

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Hope our industry starts making timeless classics again: Salim-Sulaiman

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman feel that a trend is made only if it is liked by the masses and the same is happening with remixes. However, they hope that this practice changes soon and the film industry comes back to making timeless classics again. If the audience did not enjoy remixes, they wouldn't be remade. The audience is loving it, Salim told IANS in an ...

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Time India promotes its technologies abroad: Jaishankar

Bengaluru, Dec 7 (IANS) Referring to key initiatives like Digital India, Skill India and Start-up India, Foreign S.Jaishankar on Thursday called for promoting indigenous technologies abroad. Technology challenge has shifted from access now to absorption, generation and deployment, he said in his address at the Global Technology Summit here. It is sought to be addressed by program...

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Man burnt alive in Rajasthan for 'love jihad', accused arrested

Jaipur, Dec 7 (IANS) In a horrifying video gone viral, a man is seen being burnt alive in Rajasamand district of Rajasthan, for allegedly committing love jihad. Police arrested the alleged perpetrator of the crime, Shambunath Raigar, on Thursday. The person killed has been identified as Afrazul, hailing from Tezpur, in Malda district of West Bengal, police said. Earlier, police had ident...

10 days ago
Man burnt alive in Rajasthan for 'love jihad', accused arrested

Jaipur, Dec 7 (IANS) In a horrifying video going viral, a man is seen being burnt alive in Rajasamand district of Rajasthan, for allegedly committing love jihad. Police arrested the alleged perpetrator of the crime, Shambunath Raigar, on Thursday. According to SP Manoj Kumar, the person killed has been identified as Mohammed Bhatta Sheikh. Interrogation of the accused is on, he added.

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Man burnt alive over 'love jihad', accused arrested

Jaipur, Dec 7 (IANS) A man was arrested in Rajasthan on Thursday for thrashing a person before burning him alive to save a girl from 'love jihad', officials said. The accused, Shambunath Raigar, also recorded the horrific act which was uploaded on the social media. The incident took place in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district and the video has gone viral. Raigar has been sent for in...

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