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  • UAE based Indian to invest crore in film on Mahabharata

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    UAE-based Indian businessman BR Shetty has decided to invest 1,000 crore in producing India's biggest-ever motion picture, 'The Mahabharata'. Being directed by VA Shrikumar Menon, the movie is scheduled to release in early 2020. The movie would be shot in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. It would also be dubbed in other Indian and foreign languages.

    Donald Trump adviser Mr McMaster visits Pakistan after massive airstrike

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    U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has met with Pakistani officials on his first visit to the South Asian country since the United States dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on neighboring Afghanistan.Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said it remains committed to working for peace and reconciliation in neighboring Afghanistan, and that Pakistani officials had discussed efforts to secure the border. Mr. McMaster met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other senior... Read More
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    Police ask telecom companies to suspend G and G services in Kashmir Valley

    949 days ago
    The Jammu and Kashmir police has directed telecom companies to shut their 3G and 4G services in the Kashmir Valley as the state authorities feel there has been an attempt to spread fear and show security personnel in a bad light through online videos.The decision was taken after several videos surfaced in recent days, some showing local politicians being threatened by terrorists in various parts of the Valley and others which showed alleged atrocities by Army, police, CRPF or other... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

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    Air India to impose fine of Rs to lakh on unruly passengers

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    After incidents of flight delay and assault on Air India employees, the national carrier on Monday, said in an internal note that not only do these incidents reduce the morale of the AI employees but also gives negative publicity to Air India.In view of these issues, the national carrier has imposed the following rules: Air India will impose fine ranging from Rs. 5 to Rs 15. lakh on unruly passengers who cause delay to flight before or after landing. Air India will impose a financial... Read More
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    Supreme Court raps Sahara group over failure to deposit money orders auction of Aamby Valley

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    The supreme Court Compelled to take strict action following the Sahara group’s non-submission of over Rs 5,000 crore, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the sale of the group’s luxurious Aamby Valley at Lonavala and appointed Bombay High Court’s official liquidator for selling the property. The apex court also asked the group’s chief Subrata Roy to personally appear before it on April 28.Taking strong objection of the group’s non-compliance of the... Read More

    China to launch first cargo spacecraft for space lab

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    China’s first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 is to be launched into space between April 20 and 24 to dock with the orbiting experimental space station.The cargo spacecraft was transferred with a Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket from the testing centre to the launch zone in Wenchang, southern China’s Hainan Province, a statement from the office of China’s manned space programme said today.“The completion of the transfer signals the Tianzhou-1 mission has entered its launching... Read More
    Category: International

    Union Bank of India retrieved hacked million in days

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    Government-owned Union Bank of India, which lost $171 million (1,100 crore at today's rates) because of a hack last year, worked with the RBI and government to track and retrieve the amount within six days. The heist had taken place through a phishing email that appeared to be from the RBI, causing the transfer of funds to four different countries.It was just another Friday for the hundreds of office goers who were jostling with each other to get to their own work places in and around the... Read More
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    Wholesale Inflation falls to in the month of March

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    Inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) slipped to 5.70% in March as manufactured goods showed cost decline even as food prices hardened.The WPI inflation, reflecting the annual rate of price rise, in February was 6.55%. In March 2016, the print came in at (-)0.45%.According to official data released on April 17, food prices saw a sharp rise of 3.12% in March compared to 2.69% in the previous month.This is primarily because of a steep price jump in vegetables where inflation stood at... Read More
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    Supreme Court summons Home Secretaries of six states over vacancy in police force

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    The Supreme Court took strong note on Monday of huge vacancy in police force in six states, including Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and asked their Home Secretaries to either personally appear or depute an officer to assist it. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar referred to the vacancy in the states — Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, and summonsed the home secretaries or officers not below the rank of the joint secretary authorised by them for... Read More
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    China s GDP posts p c growth exceeds government target

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    China’s economy beat the government target and grew by 6.9 per cent in the first quarter this year mainly due to a surge in infrastructure investment and exports, showing signs of a steady development in the world’s second largest economy.The growth was well above the full-year target of 6.5 per cent, and the 6.8 per cent increase registered in the fourth quarter of 2016, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said.The GDP reached 18.07 trillion yuan ($2.63 trillion) in the... Read More

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launches new rail coach with glass roof GPS

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    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday inaugurated the new Vistadome coach which has glass roof, LED lights, GPS-based info system and rotating seats among other features.While flagging off the train with Vistadome coaches between Visakhapatnam and Araku through video conferencing from Rail Sadan in Bhubaneswar, he said that the Vistadome coaches’ features will enable tourists to enjoy scenic beauty along the journey.Prabhu also laid the foundation stone for mechanised laundry at... Read More
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    Rupee down paise against dollar in early trade National Stock Exchange

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    The rupee was trading lower by 3 paise at 64.44 against the U.S. dollar in early trade on Monday on foreign fund outflows amid increased demand for the American currency from importers and a lower opening of the domestic equity market.However, a weak dollar against major global currencies capped the losses, Forex dealers said.The domestic unit closed higher by26 paise at 64.41 in the previous session on Thursday on account of fresh selling of the American currency by exporters, besides a... Read More
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    IUML set to overhaul LDF in Malappuram bypoll

    950 days ago
    Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), the second major constituent of the Congress-led Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) appears set to overhaul the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) in all the seven Assembly segments in the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency from where byelection results began pouring in from 8 a.m. on Monday.IUML general secretary and former Minister P.K. Kunhalikkutty had gained substantive leads in five out of the seven Assembly segments and was ahead of LDF's M.B.... Read More
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    PM Narendra Modi s Gujarat visit PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Kiran Multispeciality Hospital in Surat

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated Kiran Multi Super Speciality Hospital and Research Centre, built by a private trust, according to reports. “Tomorrow in Surat, will inaugurate a multi-speciality hospital at Katargam and a diamond manufacturing unit at Ichhapore,” PM Modi had tweeted.
     The Prime Minister is in Gujarat on a two-day visit that began yesterday. Apart from inaugurating the hospital, PM Modi will attend a raft of events and inaugurate a... Read More
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    President Recep Erdogan wins Turkey referendum as opposition cries foul

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    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a historic referendum on Sunday that will tighten his grip on power, but the knife-edge result left the country bitterly divided and the opposition crying foul.The sweeping constitutional changes approved in the vote create a presidential system that will grant Mr. Erdogan more power than any leader since modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and his successor Ismet Inonu.The result could also have even wider implications for Turkey which... Read More



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