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Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm at weekend

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Bob Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm at weekend

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo, Bob Dylan performs in Los Angeles. Fifty years into his career as a recording artist and a week away from release of an extraordinary new CD, Dylan spent his Tuesday evening where he seems to feel most comfortable — on a stage. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Music icon Bob Dylan is to receive his Nobel prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it was announced today.

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100 pc committed to Paris deal, says China after Trump snubs

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on 100 pc committed to Paris deal, says China after Trump snubs

Beijing, March 29 (PTI): China, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, today reaffirmed that it remains “100 per cent” committed to the landmark Paris climate deal, looking to seize the leadership of global environment policy after US President Donald Trump began dismantling Obama-era policies. In another controversial executive order, Trump decided today to radically […]

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Gen Rawat conferred honourary general title of Nepal Army

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Kathmandu, March 29 (PTI): Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat was today conferred the title of honourary general of the Nepal Army by Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Gen Rawat was honoured at a special ceremony at the president’s official residence ‘Sheetal Niwas’ in Kathmandu. She handed over a sword, an insignia and a certificate […]

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I will run: Karan Johar on hearing Kangana’s name

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“I am going to run out of here” is how filmmaker Karan Johar reacted when he heard actress Kangana Ranaut’s name being mentioned at an event here. The filmmaker’s war of words with Kangana has led to a huge debate on nepotism in the film industry and Johar, who was present at the launch of […]

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RS proceedings disrupted over vacancies in many commissions

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on RS proceedings disrupted over vacancies in many commissions

New Delhi, March 28 (PTI): Delay in filling up of vacancies in statutory commissions for SCs, STs, Backward Classes and Minorities rocked proceedings of Rajya Sabha for the second day today, with the proceedings being adjourned thrice before lunch. Congress, SP, BSP and JD-U members repeatedly trooped into the Well of the House shouting slogans […]

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Attacks on Africans: Five arrested in Noida

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  Greater Noida/New Delhi, March 28 (PTI): Five people have been arrested in connection with attacks on African students in Noida, sparking concern over their safety and prompting intervention by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who has promised immediate action. Swaraj spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after being approached by an African […]

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Protesting Tamil Nadu farmers meet President

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  New Delhi, March 28 (PTI): A delegation of Tamil Nadu farmers protesting at Jantar Mantar here, today met President Pranab Mukherjee and put forth their demands, including waiver of farms loans and drought relief package. The farmers delegation headed by P Ayyakannu along with Tamil Manila Congress president G K Vasan, who offered his […]

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President race: Cong rejects Bhagwat’s name; says will announce its nominee soon

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New Delhi, March 28 (PTI): The Congress today said it did not support Shiv Sena’s suggestion of making RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as the next President as it “opposed the saffron ideology”, adding that the party would come out with its candidate after holding internal discussions. “It is very clear that we do not support […]

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Minor gangraped, lodges complain

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Berhampur (Odisha), March 28 (PTI): A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by five people, including a cousin for over a week in a forest in Odisha’s Ganjam district, police said today. The girl along with her father gave a detailed account of her ordeal to Ganjam superintendent of police Ashish Singh in writing during the […]

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770 foreigner tourists visit Mizoram

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on 770 foreigner tourists visit Mizoram

Aizawl, March 28 (PTI): Mizoram Tourism Minister John Rotluangliana informed the state assembly today that 770 tourists from abroad visited Mizoram in nine months from April, 2016 to January 2017. In a written reply to a question from Mizo National Front (MNF) member K Beichhua, Rotluangliana said that efforts were being made to concentrate on […]

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