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Chouhan says 'Padmavati' not to release in MP, Amarinder backs Rajputs' objections

Chandigarh/Bhopal, In more trouble for "Padmavati", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said the film will not be released in his state even if it clears the Censor Board, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community for objecting to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy.

Royal Enfield unveils Interceptor, Continental GT 650 in India

PANAJI:  The Royal Enfield on Sunday unveiled its much awaited Interceptor GT 650 and Continental GT 650 in front of hundreds of bike enthusiasts at its annual rider mania here.

Global cues to influence equity indices' movements

MUMBAI:  Major global cues -- crude oil price fluctuations, tensions in the Middle East and a likely US interest rate hike -- are expected to influence the movement of key Indian equity indices in the upcoming week.

India openers make merry against Sri Lanka bowlers to take 49-run lead

KOLKATA: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul made mincemeat of the Sri Lankan bowling attack to help India take a 49 run-lead and end the fourth day at 171/1 at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

Punjab police trashes Jaggi’s torture charges, says due process of law followed at every stage

CHANDIGARH: Categorically rejecting Canada’s NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s allegations of torture of British national Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested in the targeted killings cases, the Punjab police has said that due process of law was followed at every stage, with the accused allowed access to his counsel and family members, as also a team from the UK High Commission.

Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature

DHAKA: Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam's "The Story of a Brief Marriage" -- a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan Army and the Tamil Tigers -- has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. .

Twisted interpretation of history: Challenging times for artists, filmmakers

At the root of the controversy over the release of the Hindi feature film "Padmavati" is, first, the saffron brotherhood's interpretation of history with a pronounced anti-Muslim bias and, secondly, the Bharatiya Janata Party's overt and covert attempts to whittle down institutional autonomy.

Moody's upgrades India's sovereign rating, boosts sentiments

New Delhi: In a major boost to economy and investor sentiments, US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from its lowest investment grade of Baa after 14 long years, a development Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said was "an extremely encouraging" global recognition of the structural reforms in the last three years.

Government's good work led to Moody's upgradation: India Inc

NEW DELHI: Echoing the government's views, Indian industry said on Friday Moody's sovereign rating upgrade was in sync with the various government reform measures over the last three to four years.

In a first, Ericsson demonstrates 5G technology live in India

NEW DELHI:  Aiming to bring the latest innovations and creating a 5G ecosystem in India, global communications technology leader Ericsson on Friday showcased the first-ever live 5G end-to-end demonstration in the country.

Facebook, Google join 'The Trust Project' to fight fake news

San Francisco: In their bid to fight fake news and help readers identify trustworthy news sources, Facebook, Google, Twitter and several media organisations have joined the non-partisan "The Trust Project".

Facebook launches new tools for video creators

San Francisco: In yet another attempt to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has announced new tools for video creators to join its platform.

Jaitley discusses strategic relationship with Singapore PM

Singapore, Nov 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday discussed with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong the issue of upgrading the bilateral partnership to a strategic level as well as a road map to enhance economic and commercial ties.

Key Indian equity market indices open higher

Mumbai,  Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

Modi to spearhead Gujarat campaign from November 18

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spreahead the BJP campaigning for the Gujarat elections from around November 18, BJP sources said on Wednesday.

'Women hold key to Indian wine industry's growth'

PANAJI: Wine in India will eventually get its high from the rapidly increasing segment of independent, empowered women who hold the key to the industry's growth in the country, according to Rajeev Samant, CEO of Sula Vineyards.

341 perish, thousands homeless in Iran earthquake near Iraqi border

Tehran/Baghdad:  At least 341 people were killed and thousands wounded when a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, flattening hundreds of buildings and leaving a mass of people homeless. The death toll will rise further, officials warned on Monday.

Global cues drag equity indices lower; Nifty50 lowest in 3 weeks

MUMBAI:  Key Indian equity indices on Monday closed with substantial losses, with the Nifty50 dropping to almost a three-week low, as negative global cues, outflow of foreign funds, as well as heavy selling in index heavyweights subdued investors' sentiments.

BharatNet 2 for broadband to all panchayats to launch on Monday

NEW DELHI; The second and final phase of the BharatNet project to provide high-speed broadband in all panchayats by March 2019 will be launched on Monday, according to an official announcement here.

Nawanshahr residents sore over the huge amount of ash emanating from Nawanshahr Power Plant

Nawanshahr: The residents of the town are sore over the pollution being caused by the ash emanating from the chimney of the Nawanshahr Power Private Limited set up here at Banga Road.

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