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For 2nd year running, Sushma, not Modi, will attend UNGA session

For 2nd year running, Sushma, not Modi, will attend UNGA session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to attend the annual UN General Assembly session in September and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will address the high-level session, according to the provisional agenda released by the UN.    According to the first provisional list of speakers for the general debate of the 72nd session of the General Assembly, Swaraj will address the high-level session on the morning of September 23. She had addressed the general debate last year as ..., 5 minutes ago

Disha Patani casts her spell on the runway

Disha Patani made us believe in the power of a glamorous black lehenga as she strode the runway for Manav Gangwani at the India Couture Week.  Take a look! Disha Patani defines royalty as the showstopper for Manav Gangwani's latest couture collection, India @ 70. All photographs: Kind courtesy FDCI   The actor cut an imposing figure in this stunning black separates which combined the rich heritage of India with modern, edgy elements.    This season of the India ...
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FABULOUS PICTURES from Katrina's life!

Have you seen Katrina's Instagram pictures? Katrina Kaif always makes amazing pictures. Imagine then, her Instagram page! The actress, who made her debut on the social media site in April, has treated her fans and followers to some beautiful pictures of herself, as she goes about life. Check out Kat's journey through these pictures.   Kat's 'new beginnings' started on April 27, with her first post on Instagram.   The next day, she posted this, and captioned it, 'Thank you ...
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Sanjay Gandhi's 'daughter' seeks stay on 'Indu Sarkar', SC unmoved

A woman, who claims to be the biological daughter of the late Sanjay Gandhi, has moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the release of the movie Indu Sarkar.The petitioner tells SC that the movie, scheduled to be released on July 28, is allegedly full of 'concocted facts' and is 'totally derogatory'.However, the Supreme Court refuses to give any date for hearing her plea seeking a stay on release of the movie. While on the subject, don't miss reading director Madhur Bhandarkar's ...
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On government's claims of creating 7 crore jobs, a fact check

Facing heat for not being able to back its promises of job creation, the Centre and the BJP have repeatedly cited the success of its MUDRA scheme, an acronym for Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency Ltd, meant to promote lending to small businesses.Speaking earlier this month, BJP President Amit Shah said that in the two years since MUDRA has been in existence, 7.28 crore people have become self-employed. Separately, he said these small entrepreneurs received loans worth more than Rs.
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Amid language war, DGCA tells airlines to carry Hindi newspapers on board

Amid the uproar over imposition of Hindi, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued an advisory to airlines directing them to carry Hindi newspapers and magazines.The notice has been issued to ensure that reading material in both English and Hindi languages are offered to the passengers."Not providing Hindi reading material on board is against Indian government's policy for official language", Lalit Gupta, joint director general, DGCA, said in a letter to airlines.However, the ...
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Meet India's only world heritage city

How did the newly-anointed heritage city bag the title and is it ready for the expected rush of tourists? IMAGE: One of Ahmedabad's magnificent pols or old-fashioned housing clusters in the walled city. Photograph: Kind Courtesy Tarkik Patel/Wikimedia Commons. UNESCO recently declared the 600-year-old walled city of Ahmedabad as a world heritage city. With this, Ahmedabad has joined Paris, Vienna, Cairo, Brussels, Rome, Melaka (Malacca, Malaysia) and Edinburgh as one of the 287 world heritage ...
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Food quiz: Can you read a menu?

Test your knowledge of culinary terms. Arm yourself for an evening of dining out. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/ Are there certain terms on an average restaurant menu that flummox you? Menu writers, these days, seem to speak a flowery language all of their own, peppered with new-fangled terms that are guaranteed to confound, not clarify. Would like to order a Potato Croustade Topped with Crumbled Chicken Bacon? Or do you prefer being served a Caprese Salad with a Balsamic ...
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Mumbai building collapse: Shiv Sena leader arrested

Shiv Sena leader Sunil Shitap has been arrested for the building collapse in Mumbai's suburb Ghatkopar in which 17 people including an infant were killed on Tuesday.A four-storey building that Shitap owns came crashing down during renovation work on its ground floor. Shitap was booked under sections 304-II (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of ...
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Time to launch women's IPL?

'Women's cricket just had a huge boost with the way our team performed in the World Cup.''Why not take advantage and lay the groundwork to launch a women's IPL?'Urvi Malvania reports. IMAGE: Fast bowler Shikha Pandey, right, and wicket-keeper Sushma Verma celebrate Australian Beth Mooney's wicket during the ICC World Cup semi-final. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images The impressive performance of the Indian women's national cricket team at the World Cup has started discussions in many ...
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