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Bulldozing Kashmiris won't yield any solution: Mehbooba

Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Underlining the plight of children blinded due to pellet gun injuries in Jammu and Kashmir, state's Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said Kashmiris need to be reached out to and that bulldozing them will not resolve the crisis. Mufti, who is in Goa to attend the India Ideas Conclave that got underway on Friday, said Jammu and Kashmir could serve as the countr...

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Would bunk college, watch movies in cinema halls: Mehbooba

Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said she was nostalgic about the time when she would bunk college as a youngster and watched films in Srinagar. She said that youngsters living in Srinagar today do not know about the joys of watching films in cinema halls, because of bans by militants on cinema halls in the troubled state. I have gro...

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Only nationalism, nation-state can combat terrorism: Akbar

Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) Only nationalism and the nation-state can ideologically combat terrorism, Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar said on Friday. Speaking at the inaugural session of the India Ideas Conclave, which got underway here on Friday, he also contended that faith-based terrorism challenges the concept of a nation-state and presents an existential challenge. ...

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China to host Palestine-Israel peace symposium

Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) China will host a symposium for Palestinian and Israeli peace advocates in Beijing from December 21 to 22, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on Friday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Foreign Affairs Adviser Nabil Shaath and Deputy Speaker of Israeli Parliament Hilik Bar will lead delegations at the symposium, Lu was quoted as saying by Xinhua news ag...

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Railways to discuss structural, cultural reforms

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Indian Railways will hold a conclave on Saturday to discuss structural and cultural reforms and ways to increase its market share and revenue, a Railway Ministry official said on Friday. The day-long event, titled Sampark-Samanvay-Samvad (connection, coordination and conversation), will also see discussions on changes in processes and ways to increase market ...

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Athiya looking forward to launching her clothing line

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Athiya Shetty, a fashion lover, is excited about launching her own clothing line, which will consist of street smart clothes for teenagers. I have always loved fashion and experimenting with my clothes. I am really looking forward to launch my own clothing line. The age group which I am targeting will be teenagers and young girls. All the sizes will be avail...

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Mythical medicines that I am impatient to try

I hate it when I want to sneak out of work early, but invisibility pills have not yet been invented. Science moves soooo sloooowly. It's nearly 2018! Sci-fi stories promised us that technology would bring us flying cars; instead it has brought us Press 7 For Even More Maddeningly Irrelevant Choices. I was moaning about this when a reader informed me that one group of people is se...

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UNSC reform co-chairs say they find 'openness to dialogue'

United Nations, Dec 15 (IANS) The co-chairs of the Security Council reform process have been holding informal consultations with various countries and have reported that they found openness to dialogue, an official said. Brenden Varma, the spokesperson for General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak, said this on Thursday. The next meeting for the reform process known as the Inte...

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UN regrets 'missed opportunity' as Syrian peace talks fail to move ahead

Geneva, Dec 15 (IANS) The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has said the eighth round of the Intra-Syrian peace talks ended in Geneva without any real negotiations. The UN official is expected to leave Geneva to consult in New York with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on further steps, where he will also meet with the UN Security Council next week. He told a...

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Decor hacks for cosy winter

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Go for fur, velvet and woven upholstery, and breakaway from regular floral patterns this winter. Choose oriental motifs and add some plants to your room to add a cosy vibe during winter, say experts. Neerav Jain, Founder and CEO of CityFurnish, and experts at Livspace, have listed down some ideas for home decor in winter. * If your living room furniture ...

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Spielberg wanted to direct musical for Tom Fletcher

Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Singer and childrens author Tom Fletcher says he once discussed ideas for a musical with veteran Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. Fletcher says had a nerve-wracking video call with Spielberg to pitch his plans, and even received his seal of approval at first, reports femalefirst.co.uk. However, he was forced to postpone the meeting with the director...

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Doklam not over yet, India needs to end 'romantic' foreign policy: Ram Madhav

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India should give up its romantic foreign policy and learn to deal with its neighbours the way they should be dealt with, senior BJP leader Ram Madhav said on Thursday, cautioning that the Doklam issue with China was not over yet. Reaffirming India's commitment to maintain its good relationship with China, Madhav said New Delhi handled the Doklam dispute with mat...

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Odisha CM felicitates budding astronomers of state

Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday felicitated the top 20 winners of the 11th Edition of the Young Astronomer Talent Search (YATS) Programme - 2017-18 at Pathani Samanta Planetarium here. The winners will also get a special opportunity to go on an exposure visit to one of the premier facilities of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

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Facebook, Startup Village Collective launch VR programme for students

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Facebook on Wednesday announced a virtual reality (VR) programme in partnership with Bengaluru-based Startup Village Collective (SV.CO) to help students in the country build their ideas into globally marketable products and services. The new VR programme under SV.CO's School of Innovation will provide a platform for nearly four million engineering students across...

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Aizawl beat Churchill in I-League tie

Aizawl, Dec 13 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC tasted their first win of the campaign with a 1-0 verdict over Churchill Brothers FC in their I-League match here on Wednesday. Japanese forward Yugo Kobayashi (88th minute) scored the only goal of the game two minutes from the end of regulation time to hand Aizawl the full three points in their first home match of the ongoing 2017-18 s...

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Make your eyes standout this festive season

New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Work around your eyes to make a style statement in the festive season. Opt for bright coloured kohl pencils for the day time and invest in good eyelash extensions as they instantly brighten and define eyes, making the face appear younger, suggest experts. Elton Fernandez, make-up artist at Maybelline New York and Sapna Bedi-Khaitan, owner at Novalash India, have ...

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350 writers from 35 countries to participate at JLF 2018

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Set to take place from January 25 to 29, the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 will will be a celebration of literature like no other, hosting over 350 writers from 35 nationalities, the organisers said on Tuesday. After the Mumbai last week, the Festival held its Delhi preview here and the third roster of speakers exemplifies the diversity and depth of intelle...

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Dubai hosts forum on risk management

Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS/WAM) A two-day forum on risk management has kicked off in Dubai in collaboration with the US Risk Management Society. Titled RIMS Risk Forum Middle East, the event began on Monday and is organised by the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA). Addressing the forum's inaugural session, Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, General Dire...

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Create International Diwali Day at UN: Kazakh diplomat

United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) A senior Kazakhstan diplomat has suggested that the UN adopt an International Diwali Day to commemorate the festival that he said embodies the values of the world body. Following up the success of creating an International Yoga Day at the UN, India should make efforts to have Diwali recognised similarly, Kazakhstan's Permanent Representative Kairat Umarov sa...

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IIT-Kharagpur students win first 'Accenture Innovation Challenge'

Bengaluru, Dec 11 (IANS) A sleep assistant that uses a wireless device to remotely monitor sleep patterns won students from IIT-Kharagpur the grand prize at the first Accenture Innovation Challenge here on Monday. Other winners of the competition organised by global professional services Accenture were students from Dronacharya Group of Institution, Noida; Indian Institute of Space Scien...

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