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  • 93% land acquired for Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway: Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra has completed 93 per cent of land acquisition for the 700-km Mumbai- Nagpur Expressway, according to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. “In less than 12 months, the state has acquired 93 per cent of the land needed to build the Mumbai-Nagpur 700-km super communication highway with 24 nodes or interchanges that will be developed as smart cities along its path,” American brokerage Morgan Stanley said in a note quoting the chief minister as

  • International Yoga Day celebrations begin in US

    New York : Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts  gathered to flex their body at historic monuments of the US, including the Capitol Hill, kick-starting a host of events planned to mark the fourth anniversary of the International Day of Yoga on June 21.

  • Forbes list: 5th biggest consumer financial services company

    New York : Housing finance major HDFC has been ranked as the fifth biggest public company globally in the ‘consumer financial services category’ on a list compiled by Forbes magazine. American Express has topped this category, while Indiabulls Housing Finance is the only other Indian company (at 13th place) on the list. In the consumer financial services category, HDFC’s rank has moved up from 7th place last year. Other consumer finance services

  • Facebook: Privacy-setting bug affected 14mn users

    New York : Facebook said a software bug led some users to post publicly by default regardless of their previous settings. The bug affected as many as 14 million users over several days in May.

  • Shared data with Huawei, 3 other Chinese firms: FB

    New York : Facebook has admitted sharing users’ data with Chinese company Huawei – facing the heat in the US over data privacy concerns – along with three other China-based smartphone makers Lenovo, OPPO and TCL.

  • Top North Korean general on way to US ahead of summit

    Seoul : President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that a senior North Korean official is headed to New York for talks as preparations for his historic summit with Kim Jong Un gather pace.

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    Harvey Weinstein likely to surrender to New York police on Friday following sexual misconduct case

    New York: Disgraced ex-Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday following a months-long investigation into allegations of sexual assault, US media reported. The New York Times said Weinstein was expected to surrender on Friday morning, citing unnamed law enforcement officials. Weinstein’s defense attorney, contacted by AFP, declined to comment Thursday.

  • Facebook accused of connecting ISIS friends

     London : Facebook has been accused of putting thousands of Islamic State (ISIS) supporters in contact with one another via the social networking giant’s “suggested friends” tool, according to a media report.

  • Sahara to sell Plaza Hotel for $600 mn

    New York : The New York Plaza Hotel, owned by Subrata Roy’s Sahara Group, is under contract to be sold to a Dubai company and a New York real estate group for $600 million, according to media reports. The prospective buyers have seven weeks to close the deal, Real Deal, a real estate newspaper, reported quoting sources close to the buyers.

  • I have no backing in the film industry: Aditi Rao Hydari

    Aditi Rao Hydari says she feels thrilled to get support from the people in Bollywood as she has no backing in the film industry. The actress, who has got rave reviews for her role in hit film “Padmaavat”, spoke about her career in a leading lifestyle magazines latest issue. “I have no backing in the film industry. It is thrilling to be supported by people you love and respect. I just choose

  • PNB Scam: Nirav Modi still globe-trotting on Indian passport

    New York: Absconding diamond merchant Nirav Modi seems to love his Indian passport: he reportedly keeps crisscrossing continents on this privileged document, even though it was suspended by the Indian government in February.

  • New York Indian Film Fest to screen docu on Rituparno Ghosh

    Kolkata: A documentary film by director Sangeeta Datta on the life and works of National Award-winning auteur Rituparno Ghosh has been selected for screening at the New York Indian Film Festival. Ghosh, an avant garde director of Bengali films, passed away in 2013 at the age of 49, following a cardiac arrest.

  • Democrats sue Russia, WikiLeaks for alleged Trump poll conspiracy

    New York : The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the United States President Donald Trump campaign, the Russian government, and the WikiLeaks organisation, alleging a conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 United States presidential election.

  • Deepika, Kohli on Time’s  top 100 most influential

    New York : Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Microsoft’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella have been named in TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world this year, an annual list of honorees that includes US President Donald Trump.