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    Glittering ceremony kickstarts Iffi

    Javadekar lauds role of cinema in growth of nation's culture. Panjim: With the promise of establishing a single window clearance system for promotion of foreign film shooting in the country, the 50th International Film Festival of India (Iffi) began in Panjim on Wednesday amid a glittering ceremony attended by legends from the film industry. The day also saw the festival celebrate the contribution of...

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    Minister can't interfere in investigation by agencies: Supreme Court

    Khan had tendered an unconditional apology for his comments. New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday was told that a minister was under constitutional mandate not to interfere with the ongoing investigation in a criminal case and if he does so, he is liable under the constitutional tort and the remedy is compensation in appropriate cases. "The failure of the state to...

    • 26 min ago
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    'J&K arrests not as bad as those of Emergency'

    The minister was responding to supplementary questions being asked members in the house. New Delhi: In a dig at the Congress, Union minister of state for home G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday referred to the cases of detention in Kashmir saying the government took the decisions in the interest of the country but during Emergency, 36 MPs were booked to "save the chair of one person". The...

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    Opposition to govt: Define 'close relative' in Surrogacy Bill

    Jairam Ramesh said that the government should get an amended bill passed after considering the suggestions of the members. New Delhi: Opposition members Wednesday asked the government to come out with the definition of "close relative" who can be a surrogate mother and suggested that the "changing reality" be included in the Surrogacy Bill, 2019, and single...

    • 42 min ago
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    BJP MLA's pregnant daughter 'made to wait' in govt hospital

    Adivasi later shifted his daughter to a private hospital in nearby Shivpuri where she gave birth to a baby girl in normal delivery. Bhopal: Pregnant daughter of a tribal BJP MLA of Madhya Pradesh was 'made to wait' for around 12 hours in a government hospital where she was taken for delivery, forcing the lawmaker to shift her to a private hospital. MLA from Vijaypur in...

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    Jyotiraditya Scindia snubs MP min who prostrated before him

    A visibly upset Mr Scindia was seen gesturing him not to bow down before him. Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh minister for food and civil supplies Pradyumna Singh Tomar's "penchant" for touching AICC general secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia's feet in public to show his loyalty to him Wednesday seemed to have boomeranged on him. The 60-year-old minister, who had drawn flak from...

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    Parliamentary panel probes WhatsApp snooping issue

    The activists said they too were willing to provide oral testimony to the standing committee. New Delhi: The parliamentary standing committee on information technology on Wednesday called the representatives of the ministry of electronics and information technology, the ministry of home affairs and the department of atomic energy for a briefing during a discussion on citizens' data...

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    Political circles abuzz as Pawar meets PM Modi

    NCP chief claims he discussed only farm distress. New Delhi: A meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar left the political circles abuzz on Wednesday as whether or not the two leaders discussed anything political during their almost an hour-long meeting in the Parliament. Though officially Mr Pawar met the Prime Minister to seek his...

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    Government to sell stake in five top PSUs

    The decision taken on Wednesday could be seen as a precursor to more such moves in future. New Delhi: In a major decision aimed at boosting its depleting coffers in the face of gloomy economic growth and unemployment breaking decades-old records, the Centre on Wednesday approved strategic sale of its stake in five major public sector undertaking, mainly Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), Shipping...

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    Mahinda Rajapaksa named new Lanka PM as Ranil resigns

    New Delhi hopes to stave off any renewed pronounced pro-China tilt now by Colombo through a policy of active engagement with Sri Lanka. New Delhi/Colombo: In what is being seen as a setback to India, Ranil Wickremesinghe, seen as very close to New Delhi, resigned on Wednesday, after which Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reportedly named his older brother, former President...

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