• Start business in US within an hour: US industry expert
    8:36 AM

    Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) The US is “open to business” and Indians can start a business in the country within an hour, a US-based industry expert said here. “It is easy to start a business here (US) as the cost of entry (business set-up) is low…You can open a business

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  • Sri Lanka verdict a slap for Tamil extremists (Comment)
    6:53 AM

    It may sound bizarre but the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka’s presidential battle is a huge slap for LTTE supporters who had called for an election boycott by Tamils. Hardcore supporters of the militarily vanquished Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the West wanted Tamils living in

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  • Make human rights a priority, Amnesty tells Sirisena
    2:41 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Sri Lanka’s new government must make human rights a priority, Amnesty International India said Friday. The government of Maithripala Sirisena must urgently address a legacy of pressing human rights issues left by the previous administration, Amnesty said in a statement. Outgoing president Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded

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  • Canada’s Seneca College ropes in new India partner
    1:15 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Canada’s Seneca College has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the New Delhi-based Entrepreneurship and Management Processes International (EMPI) to expand its international reach through strategic partnerships. “The MOU with EMPI focuses on a joint post-graduate programme in social media and business aimed at

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  • Indian film ‘The Lunchbox’ nominated for BAFTA (Roundup)
    12:35 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) After having been snubbed as India’s official entry at the Oscars in 2013, Ritesh Batra’s directorial feature movie “The Lunchbox” has made it to the nomination list of the BAFTA Awards 2015 in the ‘Film Not in the English Language’ category. The team is ecstatic.

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  • BAFTA nomination an incredible honour: ‘The Lunchbox’ director
    8:43 AM

    New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) It’s a great way to start the New Year, says Indian director Ritesh Batra, whose debut feature movie “The Lunchbox” has been nominated in the Film Not in the English Language category of the British Academy Film Awards 2015. “It’s an incredible honour for me

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  • BJP president arrives in Hyderabad
    6:09 PM

    Hyderabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah arrived here Wednesday night on a two-day visit to Telangana. BJP’s Telangana unit president G. Kishan Reddy and other leaders welcomed him at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Shah later drove to a private hospital to call on BJP general

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  • 37 killed in bomb attack at Yemeni police academy (Roundup)
    6:09 PM

    Sanna, Jan 7 (IANS) At least 37 people were killed and dozens of others wounded early Wednesday when a car bomb exploded outside the police academy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, the official Saba news agency reported. “This toll is according to the latest information that compiled by the

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  • Modi calls Paris attack ‘despicable’
    12:37 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday described as “condemnable and despicable” the terror attack on a French satirical magazine that left at least 11 people dead. “Our solidarity with the people of France. My thoughts are with families of those who lost their lives,” Modi tweeted.

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  • Lahore-Delhi bus service restricted to border
    11:07 AM

    New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) The Delhi-Lahore bus service now plies only till the border in Punjab, and passengers then board Pakistani buses to reach Lahore and Indian buses to reach New Delhi. Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) buses have been plying since Jan 2 only up to a restaurant in

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  • Pakistan PM arrives on two-day Bahrain visit
    9:45 AM

    Mana Jan 7 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday arrived here on a two-day visit to Bahrain. He will hold talks with King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa, Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, Prince Salman bin

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