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29-Aug-2016 Mumbai/Kolkata

Ratan Tata, Vijay Kelkar and Nandan Nilekani establish Avanti Finance

With a focus on delivering credit to under-served and un-served segments in India, Ratan Tata, Vijay Kelkar and Nandan Nilekani have come together to establish a technology-enabled financial inclusion vehicle, Avanti Finance, a statement said on Monday.Speaking...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Navy Chief says Scorpene leak being viewed very seriously

In his first comments on the Scorpene data leak, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Monday said the Navy is taking it "very seriously" and that "mitigation measures" will be taken based on the report of a probe panel.French company DCNS, which designed...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Nuclear damage liability issue almost resolved: Nirmala Sitharaman

The vexed issue of liability of foreign equipment suppliers under India's Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (CLND) Act 2010, which had made them hesitate in doing business with India, has almost been resolved, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on...

29-Aug-2016 Thimphu

I want to play a warrior: Tabu

Actor Tabu, who got rave reviews for movies like "Fitoor", "Drishyam" and "Maqbool" says she wants to essay the role of a warrior. Speaking at a packed session at the seventh edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival here, the actor, known for her powerhouse...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Government, Navy not on same page on Scorpene leak: Manish Tewari

The Congress on Monday alleged that the central government and the Navy are not on the same page on the Scorpene data leak, and that the government was trying to "brush the issue under the carpet".It also demanded a probe into the leak by a sitting or retired...

29-Aug-2016 Mumbai

Will Smith enjoys Bollywood night out in Mumbai

Hollywood icon Will Smith is in India, and he got a taste of Bollywood glamour when he joined a star-studded party hosted by actor Akshay Kumar here on Sunday night.The American actor-singer-producer, best known for films like "Independence Day" and "Men In Black",...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Hriday Manch 2016: A series for the masses

The plays performed during the fifth edition of Hriday Manch 2016 contained comedy and drama suitable for the masses and failed to impress those looking for sense and intellect. There was much use of slapstick to convey hypocrisy in the society.Created to...

29-Aug-2016 Jammu

Violence will yield no positive result: Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday that peace and dialogue is the only way forward to address the Kashmir imbroglio as violence would yield no positive result.Maintaining that violence will not help resolve issues, Mehbooba said:...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Narendra Modi working in tandem with power discoms: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of working in tandem with the power discoms to benefit them."Modiji is in the pockets of power companies. He is working in tandem with the power companies....

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

All-party delegation to Kashmir 40 days too late : Ghulam Nabi Azad

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said that the government's decision to send an all-party delegation to Kashmir has come 40 days too late, and added that matters would not have come to such a pass if the decision had been taken earlier."We...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sonakshi Sinha to act with family only with right script

She has mimicked her father and actor Shatrughan Sinha on screen several times, but Sonakshi Sinha's fans might have to wait for the family to get together in front of the camera.Apart from her father, even her mother Poonam Sinha and brothers Luv and Kush...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Baloch activists to protest in Germany on Tuesday

Following their agitation against rights abuses and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Baloch activists will on Tuesday stage protests in three German cities to mark the International Day of the Disappeared."On August 30 Baloch activists will protest...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Su Real twerks it out in new single

There is still time for Su Real's new album "Twerkistan" to release, but the music producer shared a glimpse of what's in store by releasing the first track of the album on Monday.Featuring Delhi-based vocalist Tanya Nambiar and Su Real (whose real name is...

29-Aug-2016 Mumbai

I'm focussing on direction now: Vinay Pathak

Versatile actor Vinay Pathak says he was focussing his creative energy on film direction and will be making an announcement about his directorial debut soon."Direction is something that I am focussing on right now. Hopefully, I will direct a film soon," Vinay...

29-Aug-2016 Mumbai

I put in an effort to look presentable: Ranbir Kapoor

Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, who looked dapper as a showstopper for designer Kunal Rawal at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016 here, says he always puts in an effort to look presentable wherever he goes.Asked about how much pressure does he,...

29-Aug-2016 Thiruvananthapuram

I'm in no hurry to do films : Shobana

Popular award winning south Indian actress Shobana says doing films is not a priority for her as of now as she is busy channelling her talent in other creative pursuits.The actress was in the state capital on Monday for the launch of a product of which she is...

29-Aug-2016 Mumbai

Pregnancy should not be looked upon as a disease: Kareena Kapoor Khan

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her first child with actor Saif Ali Khan in December, says pregnancy should not be looked upon as a disease wherein women can or cannot do certain things."The most important thing is that pregnancy should not be...

29-Aug-2016 Chennai

Started paper work on 'Sabash Naidu': Kamal Haasan

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has been recovering from a leg injury, has started working on his upcoming trilingual comedy "Sabash Naidu". He says he's happy with the progress and thanks well-wishers and physiotherapists."Started paper work again on Kundu/Naidu....

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

NIA team probing 'suspicious' funds transaction in J&K

A three-member NIA team, headed by a Deputy Inspector General (DIG), has been probing "suspicious" funds transaction in over a dozen bank accounts in Jammu and Kashmir that are suspected to have been used to fuel unrest in the valley, an official said...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj meets UN General Assembly President-elect

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met President-elect of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson."Working together for important session of the UNGA. EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets UNGA President-elect Peter Thomson," External Affairs...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

John Kerry's cavalcade stuck in traffic jam caused by heavy rains

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in New Delhi on a wet Monday evening and there were reports that his cavalcade got stuck in a traffic jam on a road from the IGI airport to the city.Though there was no official confirmation of the incident but officials...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi to launch month-long 'Mahayatra' in UP

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will launch a month-long Mahayatra in Uttar Pradesh covering 39 districts from September 6, the Congress announced on Monday.Giving details of the Mahayatra, Congress General Secretary and state in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad...

29-Aug-2016 Baghdad

15 killed in Iraq wedding attack, IS claims responsibility

At least 15 people were killed and 16 others injured in a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State during a wedding party in Iraq's holy city of Karbala, media reports on Monday.The statement released by the IS-affiliated Amaq news agency said four suicide...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Forget Freedom 251, here comes another smartphone at Rs 501

The world's cheapest smartphone 'Freedom 251" has got competition. At Rs 501, ChampOne C1 device has a fingerprint scanner and packs in 2GB of RAM with 16GB of internal memory.ChampOne C1 is backed by ChampOne Communications, a domestic start-up.However,...

29-Aug-2016 Chennai

Jayam Ravi likely to star in 'Sanghamitra'

Actor Jayam Ravi, who is currently busy wrapping up "Bogan", is tipped to star in filmmaker Sundar C's Tamil historical fantasy film "Sanghamitra"."Sundar has already narrated the story and Ravi is impressed by it. Although he has given in principal nod, he's...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Didn't seek ban on skirts by foreign tourists: Mahesh Sharma

Union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Monday denied urging foreign women tourists to avoid wearing skirts in the country.Sharma told the media that he made the comment in the context of foreigners who visit temples where certain rules have to...

29-Aug-2016 Islamabad

Opposition upset over Sharif's Kashmir special envoys

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's move to nominate 22 MPs as special envoys to highlight the Kashmir issue has come under attack over the non-inclusion of opposition leaders.The Kashmir issue can be raised globally in a befitting manner only with the opposition's...

29-Aug-2016 Islamabad

CPEC economic corridor game changer for Pakistan, region: Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is not only a "game-changer" for Pakistan but would help bring prosperity to the entire region.Addressing the inaugural session of the CPEC Summit at the Pakistan-China...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

UN General Assembly President-elect calls on Narendra Modi

President-elect of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Peter Thomson called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday."Advancing India's multilateral agenda. PM @narendramodi receives President Elect of the UNGA, Peter Thomson," External Affairs...

29-Aug-2016

Not only about physical sex: Giving erotica its due

Modern Indians have a curious relation with erotica, despite being from a civilization that celebrated it and elevated it into an art form, if not inventing it outright. They may enjoy it, but surreptitiously and be embarrassed to admit it. This may be because...

29-Aug-2016 New Delhi

Sushma Swaraj calls on Myanmar President

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday called on Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw who is on a four-day visit to India."Last Monday in Nay Pwi Taw, today in Delhi! EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on the President of Myanmar HE U Htin Kyaw," External Affairs Ministry...

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