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PM Modi lauds Parsis for their contribution to the country

NEW DELHI(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the Parsi community for its contribution to the country in various spheres. “The rich culture of Parsi community is an important and integral part of country’s invaluable heritage. The Parsi community has made significant contribution in the country’s different important spheres,” …

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Deepa Dasmunsi to take on Mamata in polls

The Congress on Friday fielded former Union Minister Deepa Dasmunsi against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from Bhawanipore Assembly segment in the State. The development assumes significance as the State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had on March 8 said that Congress leader and Jadavpur University professor Omprakash Mishra …

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Arrest didn’t break us but made us: Umar Khalid

New Delhi: Several JNU students accused of participating in an Afzal Guru commemoration walked into chief proctor A.P. Dimri’s office in ones and twos at 4pm on Friday to submit their replies to showcause notices. Just then, the phones began to buzz. Text messages and alerts began to pour in …

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Taxis get the kitsch of life

A young art initiative is giving Mumbai’s taxis and autorickshaws a sassy makeover A one-of-its-kind art project is bringing together talented designers and giving them a canvas in the most unlikely of places — the interiors of taxis and autoriskshaws. Mumbai-based Taxi Fabric, captained by Sanket Avlani, is upholstering the …

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Nagarjuna is almost like a brother: Karthi

The film might be themed on friendship, but brotherly love ruled the sets of ‘Thozha’, says Karthi It isn’t every day that you get to cycle in your co-star’s studio. That’s what Karthi did during the shooting of Thozha (Oopiri in Telugu), in Annapurna Studios. There was just one issue; …

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Hulk Hogan awarded $115 million in Gawker sex tape case

Nick Denton (left), founder of Gawker, and Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, are seen in a combination of file photos taken in a court in St. Petersburg, Florida. The trial lasted two weeks, and the ex-pro wrestler wept as the verdict was read. A Florida jury sided with ex-pro wrestler …

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PM Modi urges BJP workers to market government schemes on social media

NEW DELHI(PTI): Stressing on the importance of social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers to market the schemes of the government. Image credit: Mid-day Addressing the party workers at the BJP Office Bearer’s meet on Saturday, Prime Minister Modi said asked them …

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