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Actress and writer Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Los Angeles: Carrie Fisher, US actress and writer for page and screen, died in a Los Angeles, California hospital after treatment following cardiac arrest. She was best known for the role of Princess Leia in the Star Wars movie franchise. Fisher went into cardiac arrest on Friday during a commercial flight from London just before […]

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Mulayam decides candidates, Akhilesh snubbed

Lucknow: Samajwadi party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has declared his list of 325 candidates for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh polls. Addressing a press conference in Lucknow the Samajwadi chief said that the CM candidate will not be declared beforehand. A scrutiny of the list suggests that 53 sitting legislators, including 45 that were proposed by Chief […]

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Russia plays down terror angle in plane crash

SOCHI, Russia: Russian authorities have claimed that the possibility of a terror attack being responsible for the crash of the Syria-bound Tu-154 killing 92 people is remote. Russia’s main domestic security and counter-terrorism agency, the FSB said it has found “no indications or facts pointing at the possibility of a terror attack or an act of sabotage on […]

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George Michael dies at 53

England: George Michael, a well-known British pop singer and songwriter, died on Christmas Day at the age of 53. Michael was found dead at his home in Oxfordshire, England, by boyfriend Fadi Fawaz. Michael’s publicist released the following statement to People and Entertainment Weekly: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved […]

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Can feel pain of land oustees: Telangana CM

Hyderabad: On Wednesday, the Telangana Legislative Assembly passed an amendment to the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013 exclusively for the State of Telangana. Amid protests from two major opposition parties Congress and Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Legislative Affairs Minister T Harish Rao moved the Bill. The […]

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Amarinder responds to every jibe of Kejriwal

Bhatinda: In a rally held in the Kolianvali village in Lambi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal announced that his party’s Jarnail Singh will contest against Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal from the Lambi constituency for the upcoming Assembly elections. Reacting to Jarnail’s nomination, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh said in a tweet, […]

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FIR against journalist Sudhir Chaudhary

Howrah: It seems that the West Bengal Government is furious, seeking revenge against the Zee group for covering the Dhulagarh riots. Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary revealed on his Twitter account that an FIR with non-bailable sections was filed against him and reporter Pooja Mehta for covering the riots in West Bengal. They had reported […]

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Cricketer Shami slams Islamic fundamentalists

Gurgaon: India’s pace bowler Mohammed Shami suddenly came into limelight when on 23 December he posted a photo on his official Facebook page with his wife. To some Islamic fundamentalists, this photo exemplified reckless behaviour! “Sami tum Muslim ho our achhi tarah jante ho ki orat ko kaisea rakha jata ha yah sobha nahi deta (Sami, […]

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World reacts to Russian Ambassador’s assassination

New Delhi: A former Turkey policeman worked in special task unit had opened gunfire and killed Russian Ambassador in Turkey, Andrei Karlov.

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Satyavrat Chaturvedi embarrasses Congress

New Delhi: Member of Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi surprised his party by supporting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s decision on the selection of Army Chief. Chaturvedi stated that this selection was a matter of national security, conventionally made in the best interest of the country. He said that politics should play […]