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Ghostbusters didn’t need me as director Ivan Reitman

The filmmaker will serve as a producer on the sequel, claiming that the film `didn`t necessarily need him as a director`, suggest reports. “I am very involved. I`m a producer of the film. I wasn`t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that `Ghostbusters` didn`t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn`t need to direct `Ghostbusters`, let ...

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Mutual Funds buy shares worth Rs 5000 cr in July

Improved market sentiment helped Mutual Funds pick up shares worth over Rs 5,000 crore in July, making it the highest monthly inflow in six-and-a-half years. This also marks the third consecutive monthly inflow. Besides, MFs pumped in a staggering Rs 19,000 crore in the debt market during the period. The inflow in equities last month followed net investment of Rs ...

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Centre defers state FMs study tour to China, Russia

The Narendra Modi government has put on hold the proposal of the Empowered Committee of state FMs on GST to visit China and Russia on a 16-day study tour. This was the seventh overseas visit planned by the Empowered Committee to study the structure of Goods and Services Tax (GST) since 2006. The government, which has imposed restrictions on overseas ...

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Pak court orders filing of murder charges

A Pakistan court on Saturday ordered framing of murder charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz and 19 others over the June violence near Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri’s headquarters in Lahore that killed 14 of his supporters. The Lahore Sessions Court hearing the case related to the Model Town clashes ordered police to register ...

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US military conducts airstrikes near Mosul Dam, Irbil

Washington: The US military has conducted air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Irbil and Iraq’s largest dam in an effort to help Kurdish forces retake it from violent extremists. American fighter and remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducted airstrikes near Irbil and the Mosul Dam, the Pentagon said yesterday. These strikes were carried out ...

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Govt relaxes reservation rules for jobs to ex-servicemen

In what is welcome news for lakhs of ex-servicemen, the government has removed a major hurdle to their post-retirement employment and allowed them to avail of the benefit of reservation in all civil jobs they apply. Upon discharge from the armed forces, an ex-serviceman normally applies for more than one job. However, in case of joining any civil employment due ...

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Delhi University to challenge HC judgement on pension scheme

Delhi University has decided to challenge a recent judgement of the Delhi High Court allowing the varsity staff to avail of the GPF scheme even if they have not opted for it. “A resolution was passed at the varsity’s Executive Council (EC) meeting that DU will challenge the judgement before Delhi High Court,” said Abha Dev Habib, a DU Executive ...

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Rooney ready to lead from the front for Manchester United

Manchester: Wayne Rooney believes he is ready to play a lead role in Louis van Gaal`s Manchester United revolution after being appointed as the team`s new captain. Van Gaal named Rooney as the United skipper on Tuesday and he will wear the armband as permanent captain for the first time in Saturday`s Premier League opener against Swansea at Old Trafford. ...

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Sharapova rallies to beat spirited Halep

CINCINNATI (AFP) – Maria Sharapova won a re-match of her French Open title victory over Simona Halep, rallying for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win to reach the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters. The reigning Roland Garros holder will play Ana Ivanovic after the Serb ninth seed defeated Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-3 in less than an hour on Friday ...

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Samantha Barks cast in ‘A Hundred Streets’

Actress Samantha Barks is set to star in ‘A Hundred Streets’, alongside Gemma Arterton and Idris Elba. The 23-year-old actress, who starred in ‘Les Miserables’ in 2012, will appear in the London-based drama directed by Jim O’Hanlon, reported Ace Showbiz. The film will also feature performances from Charlie Creed-Miles, Ken Stott, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Cullen and Emma Rigby. Barks has ...

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