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Tharoor draws flak for calling Miss World 'chillar'

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday drew flak after he referred to Manushi Chhillar, who was crowned Miss World on Saturday, as chillar (meaning small change). Chhillar, a medical student from Haryana, won the title in China, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international beauty pageant. What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP shoul...

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Foreign investors put $2 bn in Indian equities in November

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have invested a staggering over $2 billion in the Indian equity markets this month till the week ending Friday, according to domestic depository data. The FPIs directed a total amount Rs 14,348 crore ($2.2 billion) into equities during November 1-17, National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL) data showed. During the same p...

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Indian audiences will love 'Beyond The Clouds': Neelima

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Neelima Azeem, who will be attending the Indian premiere of her son Ishaan Khatter's debut film Beyond The Clouds on Monday at the 48th International Film Festival of India, is confident that the audience will love it. Beyond The Clouds is the opening film at IFFI this year. The fest will go on till November 28 in Goa. 'Beyond The Clouds' is an incr...

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Tributes paid to Garud commando killed in J&K gunfight

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Air Warriors paid floral tributes on Sunday to Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, a commando of the Garud Special Forces of the Indian Air Force who was killed in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in a gunfight with militants. Nirala, who hailed from Badiladih village in Rohtas district of Bihar, was killed in an encounter with the militants at Hajin on Saturday.

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Punjab Police deny British national was tortured

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Rejecting allegations of torture of British national Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested in the cases of targeted killings of Hindu leaders, the Punjab Police said on Sunday that due process of law was followed at every stage and the accused was allowed access to his counsel, family members and British consular officers. Not only did it have sufficient evidence to prov...

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NGO unveils world's biggest toilet pot model

Gurugram, Nov 19 (IANS) Sulabh International on Sunday launched the world's biggest toilet pot model in Haryana's Marora village -- popularly known as 'Trump village' -- on the occasion of World Toilet Day. As per a release by the non-profit, the mega Indian-style pot, made of iron, fibre, wood and plaster of Paris, measuring 20x10 feet, was unveiled to create awareness about the use of ...

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Journalist Manik Banerjee, Lt Col Jamwal receive mountaineering awards

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Veteran mountaineer and journalist Manik Banerjee has been awarded the lifetime achievement award by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) in recognition of his contribution to mountaineering over four decades, an IMF release said on Sunday. Banerjee was presented the 'Nain Singh Kishen Singh Lifetime Achievement Award' for 2017 for the promotion of mountain...

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No offence meant to Manushi Chhillar: Tharoor

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday asked people to chill after his light-hearted tweet on India's Manushi Chhillar, who won the Miss World 2017 title. Chhillar on Saturday won the title in China, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international beauty pageant. Referring to her, Tharoor tweeted: What a mistake to demonetise our currency! BJP...

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Congress leaders in Kerala pay tributes to Indira Gandhi

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 19 (IANS) Congress leaders in Kerala on Sunday paid glowing tributes to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary. At a function held at the state Congress headquarters, two-time Chief Minister Oommen Chandy described Gandhi as a leader who led the party from the front and took it to new heights even though it was once written off by its rivals. ...

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Racers Anindith, Chittesh emerge champions in JK Tyre Nationals

Greater Noida, Nov 19 (IANS) Hyderabads Anindith Reddy and Kolhapurs Chittesh Mandody were crowned Euro JK 2017 and LGB 4 champions in the final of the 20th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit here on Sunday. As expected, Chennai's Joseph Mathew took home the Suzuki Gixxer Cup despite not even taking the podium in the weekend's second race.

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Indira showed commitment to people can't be killed: Pranab

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) In her death, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi left a message that a commitment to the people can never be killed by any power, however strong it may be, former President Pranab Mukherjee said on Sunday. Mukherjee was speaking at the inaugural function of a photo exhibition on Indira Gandhi on the centenary of her birth anniversary at her memorial here.

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Will speak up if I face sexual harassment, says Gauahar

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Actress Gauahar Khan, known for speaking her mind without fear, says if she ever faces sexual harassment she will be vocal about it. Since Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, actors have also shared their horror stories. While a few Indian celebrities have accepted the existence of the casting couch and harassment in Bollywood, they haven't named any...

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Global cues to influence equity indices' movements

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Major global cues -- crude oil price fluctuations, tensions in the Middle East and a likely US interest rate hike -- are expected to influence the movement of key Indian equity indices in the upcoming week. According to market observers, the flow movement of foreign funds will also play a critical role in giving direction to equity markets' trajectory. For t...

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How to avoid germs in public washroom

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) After using a public toilet, there are chances of getting infections. On the occasion of World Toilet Day on Sunday, experts suggest carrying toilet seat sprays, hand sanitizers and wipes while travelling. Vikas Bagaria, founder of PeeSafe, and Renu Malik, gynaecologist at Radix Health Care, have given a few inputs: * Urination devices: Waterproof funnel ...

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IOC opens India's first electric charging station in Nagpur

Nagpur, Nov 19 (IANS) In a major step in spreading the use of green energy, Indias first electric vehicle (EV) charging station was started here on Sunday by Indian Oil Corp (IOC), according to the state-run oil marketing company. Indian Oil has partnered with cab aggregator Ola to set up the charging station at an IOC petrol pump here. Nagpur, being the first city to introdu...

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India, China have great potential: Dalai Lama

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have great potential and they could work together at a practical level. I think, a great potential... India and China combined are doing more compassionate work... At a practical level also. Imagine two billion people working together, he told reporters here after inaugurating Smile Foundation...

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NSCN-K 'Finance Secretary' arrested in Meghalaya

Shillong, Nov 19 (IANS) Inovi Avika Assumi, the Finance Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), has been arrested here, an official said on Sunday. Acting on a tip, Meghalaya Police and Assam Rifles troopers raided Assumi's hideout at Demseiniong area on Saturday night. He was an accused in an extortion racket. We were informed about his presenc...

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'India can become second largest market for robotic surgery'

Panaji, Nov 19 (IANS) With the aim of installing 200 more robots and reach over 20,000 robotic-assisted surgeries per year by 2020, US-based Vattikuti Foundation is set to make India the second largest market for robotic surgery in the world after the US, said the non-profit's top executive here. India today has tremendous potential and much talent, across all domains specially in the me...

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'Padmavati' release deferred, say makers

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama Padmavati has been voluntarily deferred from its scheduled date of December 1, a spokesperson for the film's producer and distributor Viacom18 Motion Pictures said on Sunday. Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the studio behind 'Padmavati', has voluntarily deferred the release date of the film from December 1, 2017, the...

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Chinese report highest racial harassment in UK

London, Nov 19 (IANS) Chinese people in Britain report the highest levels of racial harassment than any other ethnic group, according to a new study. The study by the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex suggested that 15 per cent of Chinese men and women reported harassment last year, while 4-10 per cent of men and women from most ethnic minority groups ...

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