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JNU students send ‘love’ to those ‘jailed’

NEW DELHI(PTI): Agitating students at JNU have set up a wall at the varsity’s administration block “To the jailed, with love” for supporters to leave messages for their friends charged with sedition. The solidarity wall was full of messages not just from the students but also well-wishers from across the …

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Budget 2016: Acid test for FM Arun Jaitley; PM Modi confident

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley faces a tough task of balancing the needs of farm sector as well as the industry when he presents his third and challenging Budget 2016 on Monday as he seeks to garner resources to boost public spending for higher growth amid global headwinds. “I …

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Lessons from the master

Internationally-acclaimed director Shekhar Kapur has just wrapped up the pre-production work for his forthcoming series Will, whose pilot episode he will begin shooting in March, in London. Actor Akshara Gowda, who’s studying cinema at the New York Film Academy, witnessed first-hand the pre-production work that went into making Will, which …

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Blast kills 12 outside Afghan Defense Ministry

At least a dozen people were killed Saturday in a bomb attack outside the Afghan Defense Ministry in Kabul. According to Press TV, personnel of the defense ministry were among the fatalities. Twenty people were also injured in the blast. Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi confirmed the bombing, without …

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Is TTIP in crisis?

The free trade negotiations between the EU and the US in Brussels this week are not going well. This time the Americans are dragging their feet, and there’s talk of a trimmed-down version of TTIP. Bernd Riegert reports. Symbolbild EU USA Freihandelszone Gespräche Aside from the actual negotiators, Bernd Lange …

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Reformist Lawmakers Poised to Win Big in Iran Elections

Reformists appear to be making big gains at Iran’s ballot boxes, with early results on Sunday indicating reformists who favor engagement with the West will win all 30 parliamentary seats in Tehran. Final results from Friday’s vote are expected Monday. President Hassan Rouhani and former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani are …

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Vacuous showmanship or significant recognition

The Oscars are as valid a recognition or as fallacious and susceptible to publicity and peer pressure as any other organised review or blog as Rotten Tomatoes or IMDB. Of course, we know it’s a popular award; it’s also a cosmetic exercise for films. Films need a certain kind of …

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‘Baywatch’ release slated for May 2017

Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood debut film Baywatch will be released on May 19, 2017. The film’s principal photography has already begun, Paramount Pictures announced on Friday. The movie will be shot in Miami and Savannah in the U.S. Baywatch is the film version of the popular 1990s TV series of the …

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