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FTII row: Rahul Gandhi to meet students today

In a show of solidarity with the students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) who are protesting against the appointment of their chairman by the Centre, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will meet them in Pune on Friday.Around 250 students are on strike, demanding the removal of small screen actor, Gajendra Chauhan, as chairman of the premier film institute's governing council. They also want the formation of a committee which will make the rules for FTII's council. ... Rediff.com, 6 minutes ago
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India to get 14,000 new citizens as it implements India-B'desh land swap

Ending more than four decades of wait, India and Bangladesh will start the exchange of 162 adversely-held enclaves from Friday, marking the start of implementation of their landmark Land Boundary Agreement. While India will hand over 51 enclaves, comprising 7,110 acres to Bangladesh, the neighbouring country will give India 111 enclaves comprising around 17,160 acres. Bangladesh and India will implement the LBA of 1974 and the enabling Protocol of September, 2011, in a phased manner over the ...
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Dilip Shanghvi moves into top gear to turn around Ranbaxy

There are many reasons why the investors are worried. Post-merger, Sun Pharma may take more time for revival. The soft-spoken billionaire pharmaceutical tycoon Dilip Shanghvi is well known as Harry Potter fan. Shanghvi, who started Sun Pharma as a two man operation, now employs 14,000 employees, with products reaching over 40 countries. With the help of 13 acquisitions, over the last 22 years, Shanghvi has built Sun Pharmaceuticals into India’s largest pharmaceutical company, with ...
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US opens probe into Cecil the lion killing

US authorities opened a probe today into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American doctor who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.  Trophy hunter Walter Palmer killed Cecil the lion earlier this month after the big cat was allegedly lured out of the Hwange National Park boundaries.  The professional Zimbabwean hunter who organized the hunt has been charged in Zimbabwe with "failing to prevent an illegal hunt." But a court hearing for the ...
 Rediff.com29 minutes ago 'What lion?' Zimbabweans ask, amid global Cecil circus  PR Web via Yahoo!8 hours ago AFP - Zimbabwe-US-conservation-animal-probe  Namibia Press Agency8 hours ago
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Predictions gone awry, a normal monsoon so far

The India Meteorological Department has erred in seven out of the past 12 years The fear of drought created by the prediction of a weak monsoon by the India Meteorological Department seems to have given way to cautious optimism. The change in mood is largely because of better-than-expected rainfall in the first half of the four-month monsoon (June to September). Rainfall has been well-spaced and quantitatively almost normal in most parts of the country. A good kharif harvest, therefore, can be ...
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Surfer seriously injured in Australian shark attack

A surfer was seriously injured as he fought a shark off the Australian east coast today, less than a week after a fatal attack, police said. The 52-year-old man sustained significant wounds to his left leg and hand in the dawn attack at Evans Head, 550 kilometres north of Sydney, Detective Inspector Cameron Lindsay said.  The victim, whose name has not been released, was taken by ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital in serious but stable condition, police said. ...
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Rajan on why RBI should have a uniform communication policy

Raghuram Rajan's comments at various functions where traditional media is absent have found their way into the public domain It has happened again. Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan’s comments were made public despite being spoken at a private function that was off-limits to media. It may be that an over-enthusiastic media has irked the former International Monetary Fund chief economist, like it did in March earlier this year. This RBI Governor prefers to distinguish what he ...
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10 most dangerous nations in the world

A couple runs away from tear gas used by riot police to disperse demonstrators during a protest. Photograph: Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters The ninth edition of the Global Peace Index, which ranks the nations of the world according to their level of peacefulness, has ranked Syria as the most dangerous country in the world. The world is less peaceful today than it was in 2008, says the report. Last year alone it is estimated that 20,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks up from an average of ...
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Finn's five wickets put England on brink of victory

By BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) - Paceman Steven Finn's five-wicket haul put England on the brink of a 2-1 Ashes series lead over Australia on Thursday with the tourists facing a desperate battle to avoid a humiliating third test defeat. Australia hold a ...
 Yahoo! Maktoob News8 hours ago Finn's five puts England on top  Sify8 hours ago Edgbaston Test: Finn's five wickets put England on brink of victory  Rediff.com51 minutes ago

US officials can't find the dentist who killed Cecil the lion

Investigators for the service have knocked on the front door of Palmer's house, stopped by his dental office, called his telephone numbers and filled his inbox with e-mails.Palmer, a hunting enthusiast who illegally killed a rare African lion in Zimbabwe early this month, couldn't be lured out of hiding. Read this ...
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