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BSF trooper, civilian injured in Pakistan firing

Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and a civilian were injured in overnight Pakistan shelling and firing on the international border in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling and firing on Indian positions late last evening in R.S. Pura sector resulting in injuries to a BSF trooper and a civilian, polic...

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Gigi Hadid a huge inspiration: Diana Penty

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Diana Penty, who launched Gigi Hadid's make-up collection in India, has praised the model, saying her achievements and journey is an inspiration for many. Diana launched Hadid's Maybelline x Gigi Hadid Limited Edition Collection in Mumbai on January 11. Gigi needs no introduction. She is a really very strong and successful woman and a huge inspir...

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Liam Neeson is modern day John Wayne: Hollywood producer

Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Hollywood producer Alex Heineman has compared actor Liam Neeson to late cinema icon John Wayne. Liam is a modern day John Wayne in some ways, Heineman said in a statement. There are not many actors that can do things with a look. But Liam can do things with one look; he's great at conveying emotions with very little, added Heineman, who along with And...

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Pope defends indigenous peoples in Chile

Temuco (Chile), Jan 17 (IANS) Pope Francis on Wednesday called for respect for all native American Indian cultures and the end of violence while visiting the southern Chilean region of Araucania, the land of the Mapuche Indians. A culture of mutual recognition cannot be built upon violence and destruction which take human lives, he said in his homily after arriving at Maquehue airport. R...

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Delhi to host travel and tourism exchange event

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The 25th edition of South Asian Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE 2018) will be held in the national capital from January 31 to February 2, an official said on Wednesday. SATTE 2018 -- designed to serve as a comprehensive platform for domestic and international buyers and professionals from across the travel, tourism and hospitality industry -- could see several...

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NSA was not present in any political meeting, says Home Ministry

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Refuting the allegations of the CPI's Tripura unit, the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday clarified that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was not present in any political meeting at the Home Minister Rajnath Singh's house on January 14. There is a well-established practice of Home Ministry holding regular morning meetings to review national security and public...

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International coffee fest opens in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jan 17 (IANS) The seventh edition of the International Coffee Festival began here on Wednesday after a four-year gap. Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, who was to inaugurate the four-day event, was however absent due to prior engagements in New Delhi, said an official. Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda unveiled the festival in which st...

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DU launches school for transnational affairs

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi University on Wednesday inaugurated the Delhi School of Transnational Affairs, envisaged as a platform to promote excellence in transnational, comparative and inter-disciplinary research. The school has been founded in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)'s External Publicity and Public Diplomacy Division. Delhi School of Tr...

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ISL: Jamshedpur snap Kerala's unbeaten run

Jamshedpur, Jan 17 (IANS) Jamshedpur FC snapped Kerala Blasters FC's three-game unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Wednesday. Jerry Mawhmingthanga (1st minute) and veteran striker Ashim Biswas (31st) scored first-half goals to ensure the hosts got back to winning ways after going down 1-2 to FC Goa in their pre...

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Coast Guard to sensitise eastern coast fishermen on security

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard will sensitise nearly 1,500 fishermen from West Bengal and Odisha to act as its eyes and ears to check for illegal movements along the eastern seaboard and the coastal waterways, an official said on Wednesday. The Coast Guard will arrange for a five day motor-cycle rally and free medical camps at least five coastal points in the two states in...

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Lalu's son-in-law evades ED summons in money laundering case

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Rahul Yadav, son-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, on Wednesday evaded the Enforcement Directorate summons for questioning over a Rs 1 crore loan he had given to his mother-in-law Rabri Devi in connection with an ongoing probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract case, officials said. An ED official told IANS that Rahul Yadav did not depose before the a...

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Muslim bodies demand competitive bidding for Haj travel

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A day after the Narendra Modi government announced withdrawal of Haj subsidy, prominent Muslim organisations, including Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, on Wednesday reiterated their demand for competitive bidding among airlines to ferry Haj pilgrims between Delhi and Jeddah. The Muslim bodies unanim...

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India-Israel ties get fillip with Modi, Netanyahu's Gujarat visit

Gandhinagar, Jan 17 (IANS) The greetings from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 'Dhanyavad Mere Pyare Dost' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and 'Aliechem Shalom' by Modi to his Israeli counterpart depicted the bonhomie between the two leaders during their visit to Gujarat on Wednesday. While Modi expressed his dream of achieving the goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022 thro...

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Haryana rapes: Khattar says don't politicise issue

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) As a series of rapes, gang rapes and murders, especially of minor girls, pushed the Haryana government and the state's police on the defensive, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday urged political parties not to politicise such issues. Describing the recent incidents of violence against women as unfortunate, Khattar assured people that the g...

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PWL: Rana guides Marathas to maiden win

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Commonwealth Championship silver medallist Parveen Rana clinched a hard-fought victory to help Veer Marathas defeat Mumbai Maharathi in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) contest here on Wednesday. In the last bout of the tie, with the scores locked at 3-3, Rana overcame Praveen Dahiya of Mumbai Maharathi 6-4 in the men's 74 kilogram category to give the PWL debutants ...

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CJI Misra likely to meet four rebel SC judges on Thursday

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Chief Justice Dipak Misra is likely to meet the four rebel judges -- Justices J. Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph -- on Thursday to resolve issues relating to the allocation of cases and the functioning of the court. The meeting that was expected to take place on Wednesday did not materialise as Justice Chelameswar did not attend the co...

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Delhi Assembly flays Centre for 100 per cent FDI in retail

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Delhi Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution criticising the Centre's decision to allow 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in single-brand retail. Presenting the resolution in the house, Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti said the decisions of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre have been harming the interests of the ordinary...

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HC quashes aide's appointment; Amarinder asks AG to examine order

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a major blow to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday set aside the appointment of his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, holding it ultra vires of the Constitution. Amarinder Singh, in response, directed state Advocate General Atul Nanda to examine the judgment and suggest further legal remedies. J...

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HC seeks report on curbing open sale of army apparel

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to file a status report on the steps taken to stop the private manufacture and sale of army apparel and gear. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar asked the Delhi Chief Secretary and Police Commissioner to file the report within eight weeks. The court also ...

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DU students to 'Occupy' Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Demanding roll-back in metro fare hike, students of Delhi University (DU) are to picket the Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station on Thursday, a student group said on Wednesday. Organised by the All India Students' Association (AISA), a Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist affiliated group, thousands of students are expected to join the demonstration, which the grou...

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