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  • India to raise H1B visa issue at ‘2 plus 2’ dialogue

    New Delhi: The government today expressed concern over the tightening of the visa regime in the United States following President Donald Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American’ policy and said it would effectively raise the issue at the “2 plus 2 dialogue” to be held here in September. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha that there has not been any reduction in the number of H-1B visas to Indians so

  • Monsoon session 2018: Lok Sabha takes up Anti-Trafficking Bill

    New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday moved the Anti-Trafficking Bill in the Lok Sabha which seeks to protect and rehabilitate victims of human trafficking and prosecute the offenders. The Minister for Women and Child Development introduced the bill for discussion in the Lower House calling it a “path-breaking step”.

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    Maharashtra helping Gujarat prosper through bullet train project: Congress

    Mumbai: The Congress today accused the BJP-led state government of utilising taxpayers’ money from Maharashtra to ensure progress of Gujarat through the proposed bullet train project. Alleging uneven cost distribution in favour of the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Anant Gadgil said only four of total 12 stations on the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route fall in Maharashtra.

  • Virender Sehwag slams poor scheduling of India’s Asia Cup matches, says it gives Pakistan an advantage

    Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag has slammed the shocking schedule at the Asia Cup where they are scheduled to play ODIs on back-to-back days on September 18 and 19. Defending champions India will face arch-rivals Pakistan on September 19 in their second match of the 2018 Asia Cup. Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag on Wednesday said India should not play the tournament.

  • ‘Imran Khan was Pakistan’s captain, coach, chief selector everything’

    New Delhi: Leading the race to become Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan will always be first and foremost the enigmatic ‘Kaptaan’, who pulled off the impossible — transform an immensely talented but fractious bunch of cricketers into world beaters. There were many international captains during the ’80s but there was only one leader on the cricket field and that was Pakistan’s, Imran Khan.

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    5 things that prove Imran Khan’s love-hate relationship with India

    Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer turned politician and chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has inched closer to become Pakistan’s next Prime Minister after the votes counted shows PTI in a commanding lead. Khan founded PTI in 1996 and it was only in 2013 that the party emerged as the third-largest party in parliament. His main rival Nawaz Sharif is jailed on corruption charges. His life journey has always been in news from

  • Not only Imran Khan this prominent Pakistani politician also has an unknown cricketing connection

    Pakistan election results are soon to be declared and reports states that Imran Khan will be next Prime Minister of the country, however, he will be the first International sportsman to become the PM of Pakistan. But interestingly his political rival and former PM of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif was a competent club cricketer. But his debut match was a horror as he got out on duck.

  • YHM completes 1500 episodes: Divyanka Tripathi says the journey has been beautiful and lucky

    Mumbai: Actress Divyanka Tripathi says that her journey in the TV show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” has been lucky and beautiful. The show, that airs on Star Plus, has completed 1500 plus episodes and the makers of the show held a grand party on Wednesday, here. Celebrities like Divyanka Tripathi, Anita Hassanandani, Karan Patel, Shireen Mirza, Aditi Bhatia, Krishna Mukherjee and producer Ekta Kapoor among others attended the party.

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    At least 18 injured in fire at Tokyo construction site

    Tokyo: Officials say a fire has broken out at an office building under construction in Tokyo’s western suburbs, injuring at least 18 people, many seriously, and that others may still be trapped.Tokyo: Officials say a fire has broken out at an office building under construction in Tokyo’s western suburbs, injuring at least 18 people, many seriously, and that others may still be trapped.  The Tokyo Fire Department said several of the injured

  • 2 Indians among Ramon Magsaysay Award winners

    Manila: Two Indians Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk are among the winners of this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as the Asian version of the Nobel Prize.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena launches ‘Chalo Ayodhya, Chalo Varanasi’ drive

    Mumbai: A day after Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray indicated his plans to visit Uttar Pradesh soon, a senior party official on Thursday launched the “Chalo Ayodhya, Chalo Varanasi” drive. Colourful hoardings and posters depicting the picture of a bow-and-arrow-wielding Lord Ram and a scene from the River Ganga ghat were erected at prominent locations early on Thursday by Thackeray’s close confidante, Milind Narvekar, grabbing eyeballs.

  • Pakistan elections 2018: Top politicians suffer shocking defeat, say reports

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, his party president Shehbaz Sharif and chief of the right-wing Jamat-i-Islami Sirajul Haq were among the stalwarts who suffered shocking defeat in the general elections, Pakistani media reported today.

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    Extremist, banned groups fail miserably in Pakistan general elections

    Islamabad: Extremist and banned groups, including Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-backed Allah-o-Akbar Tehreek, have failed miserably in Pakistan’s general elections despite their massive campaign. Hundreds of individuals linked with hardline and banned groups were competing in the polls but so far, according to the unofficial results, none of them was seen as winning a seat in the national or provincial assemblies.

  • They’ll be missed! Look how Indian cricketers enjoyed wonderful time with wives in England

    Presence of wives of Indian cricketers during matches has become a common phenomenon now. Often, fans have witnessed spouses of Indian cricketers cheering from the stands during a cricket match. This has reached a new level now as wives of Indian cricketers also follow them to overseas tournaments. Cricketers enjoying company of wives during foreign tours is the new trend now.

  • Simi Garewal to pay special tribute to late co-star Shashi Kapoor at Melbourne fest

    The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2018 has announced its regional films list, with critically acclaimed films due for screening at the largest film festival in the Southern Hemisphere. The English film category spans the marvellous films from different regions of India, with equally brilliant films from across the country. Shashi Kapoor’s 1972 film Siddhartha will be screened at the festival this year to commemorate the late actor’s immense contribution to Indian cinema.