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Pablo Neruda didn’t die of cancer — Experts

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Pablo Neruda didn’t die of cancer — Experts

Santiago, Oct. 21 (IANS): A global team of experts have said that Chilean poet and diplomat Pablo Neruda’s death was was not due to cancer.Neruda was suffering from prostate cancer at the time and cachexia – cancer wasting syndrome – was listed as the official cause of his death on September 23, 1973, reports Efe […]

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Incessant rain affects normal life in Northeast

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Incessant rain affects normal life in Northeast

Agartala/Guwahati, Oct. 21 (IANS): Normal life was badly affected in most parts of the northeastern region due to the incessant rains since Thursday due to a hyperactive depression in the Bay of Bengal, officials said. Officials of India Meteorological Department (IMD) predict that due to the depression, the rains accompanied by a light squall would […]

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Congress ‘defectors’ in Manipur left in the lurch

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Congress ‘defectors’ in Manipur left in the lurch

Imphal, Oct.21 (IANS): Manipur opposition leader and former Chief Minister for 15 years Okram Ibobi Singh and other senior Congress leaders are upbeat that six party MLAs who had joined the ruling BJP are left holding empty sacks. The six have been denied ministerial berths and most of them are likely to return to the […]

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383 police personnel killed in last one year — IB

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on 383 police personnel killed in last one year — IB

New Delhi, Oct. 21 (IANS): As many as 383 police personnel from different state police forces, central paramilitary forces and central police organisations were killed this year, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Director Rajiv Jain said on Saturday. Of the police personnel killed in the line of duty from September 2016 to August 2017 included 56 from […]

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CBI seeks govt. nod to file plea to reopen Bofors case

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on CBI seeks govt. nod to file plea to reopen Bofors case

New Delhi, Oct. 20 (IANS): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday sought the central government’s permission to file a petition that can lead to reopening of the Bofors case, sources said. According to CBI officials, the agency has sought permission to file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court to reopen […]

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Tipu Sultan a ‘mass rapist’, keep me out of celebrations, Union Minister tells Karnataka

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Tipu Sultan a ‘mass rapist’, keep me out of celebrations, Union Minister tells Karnataka

Bengaluru, Oct. 21 (IANS): Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde has asked the Karnataka government to keep him out of the state’s Tipu Jayanti celebrations, calling the erstwhile Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan a “brutal killer, wretched fanatic and mass rapist”. “Conveyed (to) Karnataka government not to invite me to shameful event of glorifying a person known as […]

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My upbringing helps me find my voice, opinion — Kalki Koechlin

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on My upbringing helps me find my voice, opinion — Kalki Koechlin

National award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin, who is known for voicing her opinions without mincing words, says her upbringing and cultural consciousness helped her to become an opinionated person. Whether it is on gender equality, against sexual abuse of women or supporting LGBT community, Kalki has always expressed her thoughts firmly. Asked about her driving force […]

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Crossover with ‘Godzilla’, ‘King Kong’ could happen — DeKnight

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Crossover with ‘Godzilla’, ‘King Kong’ could happen — DeKnight

The “Pacific Rim” movie franchise could crossover with Monster universe, says “Pacific Rim Uprising” director Steven S. DeKnight. “I won’t say there’s an Easter Egg but there’s been a lot of discussion about that possibility of crossing over. Look I think it would be fantastic to have the ‘Pacific Rim’ universe join Legendary’s Monster Universe, […]

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Rahul takes dig at Modi, Irani retorts

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Rahul takes dig at Modi, Irani retorts

New Delhi, Oct. 20 (IANS): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “silence” on the alleged spike in the turnover of a company owned by BJP chief Amit Shah’s son Jay, which was countered by party leader Smriti Irani who accused him of insulting the court. A tweet […]

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Wolfhard leaves talent agency over sexual assault allegations against agent

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Wolfhard leaves talent agency over sexual assault allegations against agent

Child actor Finn Wolfhard, who is known for his role in the popular science fiction-horror web series “Stranger Things”, has reportedly quit the popular media company Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) due to reported sexual assault allegations. After two men came forward alleging that APA agent Tyler Grasham had sexually assaulted them, Wolfhard decided […]

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