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This Russian varsity aims to tap S&T talent from across borders

Moscow, April 25 (IANS) In a move that can be seen as an attempt to correct the mistakes of the past, top officials of a Russian university say that the country wants to leave the closed system of Soviet-era universities behind and embrace increased internationalisation in its system of education, including in science and technology. Talking to a select group of journalists from around t...

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Champions League: Salah leads Liverpool win over Roma

Liverpool (England), April 25 (IANS) Liverpool's Mohamed Salah put his stamp on the Champions League semi-final first leg here against AS Roma, scoring a brace and assisting on two other goals in a 5-2 victory that leaves his club poised to reach the final for the first time in more than a decade. The Egypt international, voted Player of the Year by his peers in England, has 43 goals in ...

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India, Mongolia agree to jointly fight terror, boost trade

Ulaanbaatar, April 25 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday discussed terrorism with her Mongolian counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar and the two agreed to collaborate to confront those who design and support terror outfits. Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in the Mongolian capital here on Tuesday after wrapping up her China visit, also called upon the country's busine...

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Kangana Ranaut to debut at Cannes red carpet

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut will be making her debut at the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this year. The Queen star will attend the fest in association with liquor brand Grey Goose as part of its global celebration of cinematic craft -- Vive Le Cinema. It is overwhelming to witness the recognition and appreciation for Indian cinema at inte...

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Monsoon threatens over a million Rohingyas in Bangla camp; India fears mass influx

Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 25 (IANS) With only two months to go for the monsoon rains to arrive, relocating Rohingya refugees to a safe place has emerged as a serious concern for the Bangladesh government. It has also created a sense or worry for India's Border Security Force (BSF) as intelligence inputs hint at mass infiltration when floods overwhelm the grounds where they are housed in refugee c...

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India, Mongolia to jointly combat terror, boost trade

Ulaanbaatar, April 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday discussed terrorism with her Mongolian counterpart Damdin Tsogtbaatar and the two agreed to collaborate to confront those who design and support terror outfits. Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in the Mongolian capital here on Tuesday after wrapping up her China visit, also called upon the country's business comm...

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Trump, Macron hint at new Iran n-deal

Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have suggested there could be a new agreement on Iran's nuclear programme, media reports said. The visiting French President on Tuesday proposed to work with other parties to forge the new deal amid bilateral divergences on several issues remaining, as his state visit drew to a close, Xinhua ...

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Filmmakers in India at mercy of moral police: Indian American filmmaker

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) He wove a film, Unfreedom, with lovemaking scenes, depicting lesbian relationships, Islamophobia and religious fundamentalism, and it was banned by the Indian censor board in 2015. Indian-American filmmaker Raj Amit Kumar is appalled by the lack of freedom filmmakers have in India and wonders how much self-censorship they have to do in the face of the industry's moral p...

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HARMAN introduces 'JBL Free' wireless earphone in India

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) HARMAN International, a Samsung Electronics' subsidiary, on Wednesday announced the launch of its JBL Free wireless earphone in India. Priced at Rs 9,999, JBL Free will be available on the company's ecommerce website and across 350 Samsung stores in black and white colour variants, the company said in a statement. We are excited to introduce the new in-...

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Peace, human rights precondition for development: UNGA chief

United Nations, April 25 (IANS) Peace and upholding of human rights are preconditions for development and, therefore, the UN has to put a priority on peacebuilding to prevent conflicts from arising, said General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak. We made it very clear that you cannot speak about peace in separation from development and from human rights, he told reporters on Tuesday dur...

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UN peacebuilding efforts held back by lack of funding: India

United Nations, April 25 (IANS) The UN's peacebuilding efforts are struggling due to a lack of political will to back them up with sufficient funds, India has told a high-level meeting here. The funds available for UN peacebuilding efforts are not even one per cent of the annual budget for UN peacekeeping, A. Gitesh Sarma, Additional Secretary in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, ...

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Trump warns 'bigger problems' if Iran restarts n-programme

Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that Iran will have bigger problems if it restarts its nuclear programme. Meeting with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House, Trump said it won't be so easy for them to restart the programme. They're not going to be restarting anything. If they restart it, they're going to have big prob...

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Iran threatens to quit NPT if US scraps nuke deal

Tehran, April 25 (IANS) A senior Iranian security official said on Tuesday that his country would consider withdrawing from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if the US scraps the 2015 nuclear deal, Tehran Times reported. According to the NPT, the (contracting) countries can easily withdraw from the treaty if they realize that it does not benefit them and this is a possible optio...

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Pradhan requests Prabhu to set up airport at Paradip

Bhubaneswar, April 24 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday requested Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to set up an airport in Odisha's industrial town Paradip. In a letter, Pradhan sought the personal attention of Prabhu to examine the techno-economic feasibility for setting an airport at Paradip as soon as possible. The grand vision of development o...

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India keeps off SCO joint communique backing China's OBOR project

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) India on Tuesday stayed clear of the joint communique by the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Summit (SCO) supporting China's One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project. This comes ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's crucial informal meet on Friday-Saturday. India was not mentioned in the paragraph of the joint comm...

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Udinese fire head coach Oddo, bring in Tudor

Rome, April 24 (IANS) Italian top-division football club Udinese on Tuesday fired head coach Massimo Oddo and named ex-Juventus defender Igor Tudor of Croatia as his replacement. A statement on the Serie A club's website said former Italian international Oddo and his assistants had been officially dismissed and thanked them for their efforts, reports Efe. The Italian side is curr...

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Bengal's coastal security review seeks expeditious implementation of schemes

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Expeditious implementation of coastal security schemes, such as coastal mapping and monitoring of fish landing points in West Bengal, were discussed at a high-level review meeting here on Tuesday, an official statement said. The Apex Level Coastal Security Review Meeting also deliberated on various aspects like setting up a Common Communication Network, distribut...

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Morocco hosts international fair to boost agricultural cooperation

Rabat, April 24 (IANS/MAP) Morocco's annual International Agriculture Fair kicked off on Tuesday in the northern city of Meknes with the participation of nearly 70 countries. Held under the theme Logistics and Agricultural Markets, the 13th edition of the fair covered an area of 181,000 square metres. With the participation of some 1,400 exhibitors, the fair was expected to attra...

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Construction work for Jewar airport to commence by the end of 2018

New Delhi/Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) The construction work for the second international airport in the national capital region (NCR) -- the Jewar airport -- will commence by the end of 2018. According to Uttar Pradesh Civil Aviation Department, Having received the in-principle approval from the Centre, Uttar Pradesh Civil Aviation Department will now work on the bid process for the constru...

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Indian singer reprises Whitney Houston's song

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Singer Dhvani Bhanushali, who made her foray into Bollywood with the song Ishtehaar, has paid a tribute to late international songstress Whitney Houston by reprising her popular song I will always love you. I have sung several Hindi songs and when I decided to make a music video, I chose 'I will always love you' as its one of my idol's beautiful songs, Dhvani said...

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