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Protesting Rajasthan farmers block Jaipur-Sikar highway

Jaipur, Feb 22 (IANS) Rajasthan farmers staged a massive protest on Jaipur-Sikar highway on Thursday to press for fulfilment of their demands, including complete loan waiver and implementation of the recommendations of Swaminathan Commission. The farmers first tried to gherao the state assembly, but as they were not allowed to enter Jaipur, they staged a demonstration on the road, leadin...

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Reliance Infrastructure bags Rs 3,647 crore contract for Uppur Thermal Power Project

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Reliance Infrastructure Limited has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of Rs 3,647 crore from Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) for balance of plant (BoP) package and allied civil works for a 2 x 800 MW supercritical coal-based Uppur Thermal Power Project in Ramanathapuram district of the state, a company st...

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Indian shuttlers fined for withdrawing from Uganda Badminton event

Kampala, Feb 22 (IANS) Indian players Harshit Aggarwal and Chaliha Orijit will be fined for their late withdraw from the 2018 Uganda International Badminton Open Championship. The two players will be fined $150 for late withdraw as per the rules set by the Badminton World Federation, Simon Mugabi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Badminton Association (UBA), told Xinhua. ...

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Shruti, Akshara wish father success for political journey

Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan's daughters Shruti and Akshara have wished him love and success in his new journey in politics. Kamal on Wednesday launched his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam (People Justice Centre), which will seek to provide corruptionless governance, stop playing games on the basis of religion and caste, and adopt a centrist approach wi...

3 days ago
Kamal Haasan launches party

Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam (People Justice Centre), which will seek to provide corruptionless governance, stop playing games on the basis of religion and castes and adopt a centrist approach without swaying left or right too much. He also declared that he will not indulge in the politics of freebies, a practice ...

3 days ago
No more a movie star but a lamp in homes: Kamal

Ramanathapuram, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey from former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here and said he is no more a movie star but a lamp in the homes of people. Like the lamp in your homes you should protect me, Kamal told a gathering here on his way to Madurai. Scheduled to unveil his part...

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La Liga, RFEF allow Las Palmas to sign Viera replacement

Las Palmas (Spain), Feb 21 (IANS) UD Las Palmas said it has received permission from La Liga and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to sign a player to fill the gap left after the transfer of Jonathan Viera to Chinese side Beijing Guoan. Earlier, Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez said on Monday -- after announcing Viera's transfer -- that he had consulted La Liga whethe...

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Kamal Haasan formally embarks on his political journey

Rameswaram, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday formally began his political journey by first visiting former President late A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's residence here. Scheduled to unveil his party's name and flag at a public rally later in the day in Madurai, Kamal met the former President's elder brother and other family members at the residence here. Gre...

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Kamal to launch party on Wednesday

Madurai/Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan arrived here to a rousing welcome on the eve of the launch of his political party on Wednesday even as DMK Working President M K Stalin appeared to take a dig at film personalities taking a plunge into politics saying paper flowers which do not have fragrance will bloom during a season but they will wither very soon. Kamal will begin his ...

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Chinese club Beijing Guoan signs Las Palmas' Jonathan Viera

Las Palmas, Feb 19 (IANS) Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan on Monday reached an agreement with Las Palmas to sign Spaniard Jonathan Viera, the La Liga club announced on its website. Las Palmas retains 30 percent of any future transfers, as well as incentives in the event the Chinese club were to win any tournament, the Spanish club stated, reports Efe. UD Las Palmas and th...

6 days ago
NCP candidate among 4 killed in poll-bound Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Four people, including Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Jonathone Nengminza Sangma, were killed while three others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in poll-bound Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district on Sunday, an official said. The incident took place around 7.30 p.m. at Sawilgre village, about 14 km from Samanda Block, when the cand...

6 days ago
BJP-ruled states seeing highest rate of rapes: Congress

Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Attacking the Narendra Modi-led Central government for its failure to ensure security to women across India, Woman Congress President Sushmita Dev on Sunday claimed that most rapes were reported from states ruled by the BJP. All the BJP-ruled states are seeing the highest rate of rapes. In Haryana, there were 6 rapes within the span of 10 hours, Prime Minister did...

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Khajuraho to host classical dance festival

Khajuraho, Feb 18 (IANS) The 44th Khajuraho Dance Festival is set to enthrall classical dance enthusiasts from February 20 here in Madhya Pradesh. The six-day-long festival will have performances by artistes from across the country including Kuchipudi dancing couple Raja-Radha Reddy from New Delhi, Bharatnatyam dancer Lakshmi Vishwanathan from Chennai, Bharatnatyam dancer Hema Tharuna-Ka...

7 days ago
Sevilla beat struggling Las Palmas in La Liga

Gran Canaria (Spain), Feb 17 (IANS) Sevilla on Saturday pulled off their second victory in a row, defeating Las Palmas 2-1 in the 24th round of La Liga football championship. Sevilla now have 39 points and are provisionally in fifth position, three points behind La Liga defending champions Real Madrid, while Las Palmas remain provisionally in 18th, reports Efe. Wissam Ben Yedder ...

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Smriti Irani targets Meghalaya Minister over sex scandal

Dalu (Meghalaya), Feb 17 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hit out at Meghalaya Home Minister Horju Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh over the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in his son's guest-house. Four people reportedly raped the 14-year-old girl at the Marvelene's Inn, the guest house run by Lyngdoh's son Nathaniel Osbert Rymmai. The job of a Home Mi...

7 days ago
Is translation a means of retelling stories, experts discus

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) What is the role of translations in bringing many unknown stories to the fore? Can translation be used as a means of retelling narratives? Several experts came together at a symposium organised by the Sahitya Akademi here to deliberate on the topic. The symposium titled Translation as Retelling was a part of Akademi's ongoing Festival of Letters at the Rabindra B...

7 days ago
Robert Pattinson finds #MeToo movement amazing

Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says it is amazing to see the impact of the #MeToo movement. Pattinson touched on the impact of the movement while discussing his in-competition film David Zellner and Nathan Zellner's comic Western Damsel ahead of its premiere at the Berlinale on Friday, reports variety.com. Pattinson said: If you feel that you've been wronged, and yo...

8 days ago
Christian Bale is the best actor working: Scott Cooper

Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Director Scott Cooper says he wrote Hostiles for actor Christian Bale as he is the best actor working. I wrote it specifically for Christian Bale. Apart from being my closest pal, Bale is the best actor working. He has the ability to utterly and completely become the character that I and he have created, Cooper said in a statement. Bale has an ability ...

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Indian-American teacher hailed for saving students during Florida shooting

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A quick-acting Indian-American maths teacher is being hailed for saving the lives of her students during the shooting rampage at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. When an alarm sounded for the second time on Wednesday afternoon, Shanthi Viswanathan shut the doors to her algebra classroom, made the students crouch on the floor and covered the windows, keepin...

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Cauvery verdict: Farmers, TN government welcomes it, opposition opposes

Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu saw mixed reactions over the Supreme Court's Friday order on the sharing of the Cauvery river water, with the farming community and the government looking forward to its implementation while the political parties said the state has been cheated. In a way, this is a historical judgment where the apex court has said no state can claim ownership over a rive...

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