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Public purpose projects to get speedy green nod: Javadekar

Long delayed ‘public purpose projects’ in sectors like highways, ports and railways are in for speedy green clearance on the lines of expeditious environmental nod that defence projects have got recently. Declaring this, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the country needs infrastructure for progress and it can be ensured without compromising on environment as he is working with the slogan ...

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150 Sikhs participate in Iftar at Dubai mosque

DUBAI: Around 150 Sikhs attended an iftar feast at a mosque in Dubai, joining Muslims in breaking their fast during the month of Ramadan in the Gulf country. “The purpose of organising the iftar was to reach out to people from different faiths and help them learn more about the holy month of Ramadan,” said Ahmed Hashim, one of the ...

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Nepal, India bilateral security meeting kicks off

KATHMANDU, JULY 6 : Senior officials from India and Nepal today met to discuss bilateral security concerns and defence cooperation, including the supply of military equipment to Nepalese army. The two-day ‘Nepal-India Bilateral Consultative Group Meeting on Security Issues’ started today during which the two sides will discuss matters relating to security concerns of both sides and future security cooperation ...

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Dawood Ibrahim’s sister dies of heart attack

Mumbai: Sister of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim died at a private hospital in South Mumbai on Sunday following a heart attack, police said. “Haseena Parkar, sister of Dawood Ibrahim, died today,” Additional Commissioner of Police, Krishna Prakash said. Sources in the Mumbai police said that Parkar (55), who was commonly known as Haseena Aapa, died at the Habib Hospital ...

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2,200 more Indians want to leave Iraq: MEA

About 2,200 Indians in non conflict zone in southern Iraq have expressed their desire to leave the for home and they will be in India in the next 36 to 48 hours even as 200 others reached here early Sunday morning. As the momentum of evacuation picked up, the facilitation process of transporting Indian nationals from Iraq is focused on ...

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Wolff drive ends in early disappointment

Susie Wolff’s bid to make a mark as the first woman to take part in a Grand Prix weekend for 22 years ended prematurely on Friday when her Williams car suffered an engine failure. The 31-year-old Scot clocked only three laps in the opening minutes, producing a best time of one minute and 44.212 seconds before she pulled off and ...

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Irate Tendulkar fans target Sharapova on social media

Not knowing Sachin Tendulkar can be damaging and Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova realised it the hard way when irate fans of the Indian batting legend stormed her facebook account with unpleasant comments for not recognising him. The controversy started when the cricket icon was spotted in the royal box along with former England skipper Andrew Strauss and England soccer ...

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Jacqueline sad as ‘Kick’ shoot wraps up

Shooting of the Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez-starrer ‘Kick’ is finished and the actress took to Instagram to share her emotions on its completion. The film is a directorial debut of producer Sajid Nadiadwala and also stars Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in prominent roles. “It’s a wrap!! Most beautiful memories of my life!,” the actress tweeted while thanking Salman, Sajid ...

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Alia wants to do intense film with dad, period film with mom

Alia Bhatt wants her filmmaker father, Mahesh Bhatt, to write an “intense” film for her, and wants to work with her mother Soni Razdan in a period movie. Though Mahesh Bhatt has taken a backseat from direction, Alia, 21, wants him to write a script for her. “I want him to write a script for me. It should be an ...

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Hoarders disrupting supply; Govt to take action: FM

Blaming hoarders for recent spurt in food prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said there was no need for panic as country has enough food stocks and promised stern action against black marketeers. Eager to control prices before they spiral out of hand, the Centre today called a meeting of State food ministers to discuss steps to crack down on ...

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