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Hafiz Saeed's house arrest extended for 30 days

Hafiz Saeed's house arrest extended for 30 days

Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed's house arrest was today extended for another 30 days by a Judicial Review Board of Pakistan's Punjab province. However, the board refused to allow the same in the detention of his four aides. The 30-day detention will be applicable from October 24. Saeeds aides -- Abdullah Ubaid, Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Abid and Qazi Kashif Hussain -- may walk out free on the expiry of their September 25 detention order if they are ... Rediff.com, 2 hours ago
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Fine films, fabulous discoveries at MAMI

The movies that impressed, puzzled and stunned Sukanya Verma at MAMI this year. You know it's time for the annual Mumbai Film Festival when the city's cinephile population flocks to theatres in towns and suburbs, stands in long queues, survives on samosa, sets the alarm for 7 am to pre-register, memorises a complex schedule and dedicates seven days to eat, drink and breathe the best of world cinema and Indian filmmaking. A vibrant atmosphere of energy and enthusiasm envelops its 19th edition ...
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Soldiers generates new energy among Indians: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spend Diwali with jawans posted along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez Sector and lauded them for their bravery and deidcation. In the vistor's book at the Gurez valley, the PM wrote, "Protecting the Motherland, far from your loved ones, displaying the highest traditions of sacrifice, all soldiers at the nation's borders, are symbols of bravery and dedication."He further said, "I have an opportunity to spend the festival of Diwali with ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago 'You're my family': PM celebrates Diwali with jawans in J&K  Rediff.com2 hours ago
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Nawaz Sharif, daughter indicted in corruption cases

An anti-corruption court today indicted Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law over corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau. The accountability court in Islamabad indicted 67-year- old Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband retired Captain Mohammad Safdar in the London properties reference even though Sharif and lead defence counsel Khawaja Haris are both out of the country, Dawn reported. All three accused pleaded not ...
 Rediff.com4 hours ago Nawaz Sharif, daughter indicted by Pak court in corruption case  Rediff.com2 hours ago

Google celebrates 107th b'day of Nobel-winning astrophysicist S Chandrasekhar

Thursday's Doodle celebrates the 107th birth anniversary of Indian American astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983 for his theory on the evolution of stars.Born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1910, Chandra was a child prodigy. He published his first paper and developing his theory of star evolution before he even turned 20."Today's Doodle illustrates one of the most important of all of S. Chandrasekhar's contributions to our understanding of stars and ...
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The music of Ishiguro's words

'Did the Nobel committee, reviled for awarding Mr Dylan, play a little inside joke this time around, by awarding another lyricist who was once an aspiring musician?' asks Uttaran Das Gupta.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com The announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature for Kazuo Ishiguro was greeted unanimously with acknowledgement of the English novelist's achievements, which includes the Booker winning The Remains of the Day (1987). This was markedly different from last year when ...
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On Diwali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases: Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases that are pending, as she responded positively to a number of such requests by Pakistani nationals. To a request for a visa by a Pakistani woman named Amna Shamin, whose father is already in Delhi for treatment and she wants to visit him, Swaraj said, "Please contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will allow this."   "On the ...
 Rediff.com4 hours ago Sushma grants visa to Pakistani child for medical treatment  Rediff.com9 hours ago
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The fight against superstition gathers momentum

Though the list of superstitious beliefs is long, often dissolving distinctions of class, caste, religion and education, Karnataka's anti-superstition bill is seen as a big step ahead.Nikita Puri reports from Bengaluru.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   It took a 'talking' bird for Edgar Allan Poe to write The Raven. All it took for its crow cousin to become the subject of news in Karnataka was its deciding to sit atop Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's car last year. The crow ...
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Shah Jahan built the Taj in gratitude

'After it was finished, Shah Jahan visited the Taj only twice.''There is a letter from Aurangzeb to him after a visit, reporting that the dome was leaking and needed to be fixed.''Shah Jahan wasn't bothered: He had moved on to designing his next project, Shahjahanabad,' reveals Aakar Patel. To what can we attribute the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to demote the Taj Mahal as a tourist attraction? Bigotry? Stupidity? Forgetfulness? It is not easy to say, though given the atmosphere and ...
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Fire breaks out in central Kolkata office building

A fire broke out around 10.20 am on the 16th floor of a commercial building on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in central Kolkata. The floor housed the server room of the State Bank of India's global market office. The chief general manager (Kolkata circle) of SBI, P P Sengupta, said there was no news of anyone getting stuck on the floor. Ten fire tenders have been pressed into service to douse the raging fire on the 17th floor of Jeevan Sudha building, a fire brigade official said. Eyewitnesses said the ...
 Rediff.com5 hours ago Fire breaks out in central Mumbai mall  Rediff.com9 hours ago
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