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'Parmanu': Sincerely mounted patriotic tale

Film: Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran; Director: Abhishek Sharma; Cast: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani, Anuja Sathe, Aditya Hitkari, Mark Bennington, Yogendra Tikku, Vikas Kumar, Ajay Shankar, Darshan Pandya; Rating: *** Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, is dedicated to all the unsung heroes -- engineers, scientists and soldiers, who helped our nation make a mark in the war of nuclear...

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Higher education institutions to award degrees for online courses

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) can now offer certificate, diploma and degree programmes in full-fledged online mode, along with, as has been the norm, those offered in the regular mode, sunject to certain conditions, the government announced on Thursday. These regulations will be made applicable from the academic session 2018-19. The rule came into...

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Modi won't confer awards at Vishwa Bharti varsity convocation, Mamata 'shocked'

Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not confer Visva Bharati University's highest award Deshikottam during its convocation on Friday, the university announced on Thursday, triggering an angry reaction from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who said she was shocked and very unhappy. Acting Vice Chancellor of the university -- founded by fir...

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Modi accepting fitness challenge invokes attack by rivals

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The fitness challenge by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore in Twitter turned political after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the gauntlet thrown by cricketer Virat Kohli, with the opposition parties daring him to reduce the spiralling prices. Soon after Rathore appealed to the people to get fit and fitter and posted photos and vi...

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PNB fraud: ED charge-sheet names Nirav, 23 others

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi and 23 others, including his father, sister and brother-in-law, in the over Rs 13,400 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam. The fraud was committed during 2011-2017 by illegally issuing Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and Foreign Letters of Credit (FLCs).

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Dow slumps 250 points after Trump cancels N. Korea summit

Washington, May 24 (IANS) US stocks fell sharply on Thursday after President Donald Trump cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scheduled to be held in June. The meeting would have been the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 250 points after the announcement, with Goldman S...

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India fighting atrocities on women, religious fundamentalism: Venkaiah

Aizawl, May 24 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said India is fighting the problems of poverty, illiteracy, atrocities on women and weaker sections, and religious fundamentalism, despite massive growth. India has made rapid strides in various fields since attaining Independence. Yet the country is grappling with problems like poverty, illiteracy, atrocities on women an...

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Jet's stocks crash as auditors' doubt resurrection plan

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways' auditors red-flagged its future plans on cost reduction and fund mobilisation to avert uncertainties created by a sudden announcement of a net loss, the company's stocks crashed by over 7 per cent. The plunge in Jet's scrip comes after the auditors expressed their doubt over the appropriateness of preparing the company's financial results on...

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Army chief reviews security in Valley

Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat reviewed security situation in the Valley on Thursday. Defence Ministry Spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said here: The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, visited the Kashmir valley on Thursday to review the prevailing security situation in the hinterland. Accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General A...

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Modi to visit Indonesia, Singapore

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go on state visits to Indonesia and Singapore from May 29 to June 2 during the course of which he will engage with the leadership of the two southeast Asian nations, it was announced here on Thursday. This will be Modi's first official visit to Indonesia and second to Singapore. He had been to Singapore in March 2015 to a...

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Now, get class 10, 12 exam results when offline

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Google on Thursday announced that users can get their Class 10 and 12 results delivered directly to Android smartphones even if they are not connected to the Internet on that day. Since 2016, Microsoft has partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to display the board examination results on www.bing.com. Beginning this year, users ca...

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Modi accepting fitness challenge invokes attack by rivals on poll promises

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The fitness challenge by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore on Twitter turned political after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the gauntlet thrown by cricketer Virat Kohli, with the opposition parties daring him to reduce the spiralling prices. Soon after Rathore appealed to the people to get fit and fitter and posted photos and vi...

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India, Netherlands agree to boost trade, cooperate across multiple sectors

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India and The Netherlands on Thursday agreed to boost bilateral trade and investment and strengthen cooperation across multiple sectors, including agriculture and food processing, water management and science and technology, following a bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte. Jointly addressing the media with Ru...

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Reliance JioPhone tops global feature phone market in Q1: Report

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) With a share of 15 per cent, Reliance JioPhone grabbed the top spot in the global feature phone market in the first quarter of 2018 followed by Nokia HMD, iTel, Samsung and Tecno, a new report said on Thursday. Driven by strong shipments of Reliance JioPhone in India and the return of Nokia HMD, the global feature phone market grew 38 per cent annually in the fir...

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Minorities secure, their rights safe in India: Centre

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that the rights of minorities are more safe and secure in India compared with the rest of the world, and that secularism, social and communal harmony and tolerance are in the country's DNA. The remarks came days after a letter from the Archbishop of Delhi talked about the turbulent political atmosphere in the country.

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Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan join Vin Diesel in 'Bloodshot'

Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Baby Driver star Eiza Gonzalez, actor Michael Sheen, and Outlander star Sam Heughan are reportedly in talks to join Vin Diesel in Bloodshot. Neal Moritz is producing the project alongside Valiant's Dinesh Shamdasani, reports variety.com. The studio had announced it would be moving forward with its five-film shared universe plan, based on the Valiant com...

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Zachary Levi joins 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' cast

Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Chuck star Zachary Levi has been cast in a recurring role in the second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Levi will play an eclectic Manhattan doctor who suddenly starts orbiting the world of Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) and her parents, Abe (Tony Shaloub) and Rose Weissman (Marin Hinkle), reports variety.com. The Golden Globe Award-winning Amazo...

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New Twitter tool to mark real candidates in US midterm poll

San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) In line with its efforts to help users identify original sources and authentic information on Twitter, the microblogging site plans to add new labels to the campaign accounts of political candidates, starting with those running in the 2018 US midterm general election. The legitimate accounts of the candidates will be clearly identifiable with a small icon of ...

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Instagram's new feature to allow users to 'mute' other accounts

San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has rolled out a new feature that allows users to mute some accounts so that they can continue following them without having to stumble upon their posts repeatedly. Muted accounts will not be made aware that they've been muted and users can unmute accounts at any time. Users can still see posts on the muted account's profile page and ...

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China, Pakistan extend currency swap deal

Beijing, May 24 (IANS) The People's Bank of China, the country's central bank, on Thursday extended a currency swap agreement with the State Bank of Pakistan. According to a statement from the Chinese bank, the swap was sized at 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion), Xinhua news agency reported. The two parties say that the extension will facilitate bilateral trade and investment to hel...

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