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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:09:01 GMT

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AFPA boy from a well off family, he had been fascinated by the idea of fighting against Indian rule and was killed on 9 October, some 25 kilometre from his house.Along with Ganie, two other militants who were identified as Zahid Ahmad Mir and Asif Ahmad Paul were also killed.Ganie joined few months before the killing of HM militant commander, Burhan Muzaffar Wani, in July.In the last 10 months, more than 90 local youths have joined militancy which is the highest in the last seven years.In 2010 some 54 youths joined militancy, in 2011 the number was 23, in 2012 it declined to 21, in 2013 it was 16, in 2014 it was 53, in 2015 the number remained 66 and in 2016 it climbed to 88.The steady increase in the number of local youths joining militancy is attributed by senior police officials to the protests that were witnessed after the killing of Wani.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:15:56 +0000

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GENEVA/TORONTO: On the day the supreme body of the Communist Party of China met for its 19th Congress in Beijing, the Baloch leadership in exile issued a strong warning to China to stop the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) or face on the ground consequences.Abdul Nawaz Bugti, senior Baloch human rights activist and representative of Baloch Republican Party at the United Nations Human Rights Council issued a statement aimed at China, saying "The statement of Secretary Mattis vindicates our stance on the so-called China Pakistan Economic Corridor that it is not only a illegal project because of the fact that it passes through and exploits PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) and Balochistan, but also because it has resulted in massive human rights abuses in these territories.Calling upon China to honour international norms on disputed territory Abdul Nawaz Bugti said Beijing must realise the mistake it is making as further work on the CPEC will lead to a stronger Baloch rebellion.Then, addressing the U.S. Bugti said "Being a super power and the most influential player in the region, it is the responsibility of the United States to play its due role to stop the massive injustices committed by China and Pakistan against indigenous people, in this case the CPEC."

ET International News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:03:46 GMT

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Halfway into The Meyerowitz Stories, I had to pause and check if it is a Wes Anderson movie.Noah Baumbach, the writer and director of The Meyerowitz Stories, has worked with Anderson before (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Fantastic Mr Fox), and the influence shows.The Meyerowitz Stories is — and there is no better word for it — a beautiful film.And that is even before you get to the story and the acting.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:06:24 +0000

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The president said that he could support the deal, but argued an executive order he issued last week designed to change insurance markets represented a better path forward on health care.Democrats were more positive, though Murray told reporters that there were a few "irons" to work out, suggesting the deal may not be completely final.Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was "pleased" with the deal and urged Republican leaders to take it up as soon as possible.When Republicans in the Senate made a last-ditch effort to repeal ObamaCare in September, the Alexander-Murray talks were cut off, with some GOP senators saying their bipartisan efforts would go nowhere in the House.The chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee caucus quickly criticized the deal, arguing it would "prop up" the existing health-care law."Anythingpropping it up is only saving what Republicans promised to dismantle," said Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), the caucus chairman.The deal would restore $106 million in ObamaCare outreach funding that was cut by President Trump, according to a Democratic aide.In a concession to Republicans, the deal would also amend a "guardrail" in ObamaCare to give states more flexibility to change rules through a waiver.States would be allowed to make changes as long as they allowed "comparable" affordability to consumers, according to Alexander.He said minimum standards for what insurance must cover have not been changed, which represents a priority for Democrats negotiating the compromise.

FosterGem News

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:13:19 GMT

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News nation India

2017-10-18 03:33:58pm

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The Hindu

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:25:50 +0530

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Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook Inc’s secretive hardware unit, will step down early next year, she said on Tuesday.Earlier this year, Facebook provided a peek into the hardware division, called Building 8, revealing it was studying ways for people to communicate by thought and touch.Although any hardware rollouts from the unit are years away, potential products could help the social media giant lower its heavy reliance on advertising revenue.Dugan, a former chief of the Pentagon’s research arm, has also led a similar hardware group at Alphabet Inc’s Google.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:47:17 +0000

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Ibtimes India News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:12:40 +0530

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The Mandalay Bay security guard who was described as “missing” in recent news reports has turned up on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where he taped his first public account of being wounded as he responded to Stephen Paddock’s deadly shooting rampage in Las Vegas.In a segment set for broadcast on Wednesday, Jesus Campos described how he was called to check on an open door near Paddock’s suite on the 32nd floor of the hotel and casino, and how he was struck by gunfire moments before the shooter unleashed a fusillade of bullets on a crowd of concertgoers below.The 25-year-old has been the subject of intense intrigue in the weeks since he was revealed as the first person to confront Paddock and report the shooting.Contradictory statements from police and hotel officials about when he arrived at the gunman’s room raised questions about the speed of the response from law enforcement and stoked conspiracy theories about the attack.Following pushback from Mandalay Bay’s owners, police amended the timeline, saying Campos had first arrived on the floor at 9:59 p.m. but wasn’t shot until roughly 10:05 p.m., about the time the mass shooting began.

FosterGem News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:41:55 GMT

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Britain and Ireland braced for a lashing from Hurricane Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, after it dumped heavy rains leaving three people dead and around 2,16,000 homes without power.ReutersBritain and Ireland braced for a lashing from Hurricane Ophelia, the largest hurricane ever recorded2/5This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the path of Ophelia.APThis satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows the path 3/5Five counties in the west of Ireland has been placed on red alert for "severe" weather conditions.ReutersThough the storm will weaken as it churns toward Ireland and Britain, it still packs enough power to5/5Ophelia is the fifteenth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic season.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:25:13 +0000

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Appeal over sexual assaults on women and children in London 18 October 2017 From the section London Image copyright Met Police Image caption The man is described as white aged between 40 to 50 years old, with short white or blonde hair Two women and seven children have been sexually touched by an attacker in the last three months, police said.The women, aged 27 and 25, and children aged 11-13 were approached in the Greenwich and Lewisham areas of London.Police said the suspect attacked all nine of his victims in broad daylight before fleeing on foot.The attacks, which police believed are linked, took place between 30 June and 16 October with three taking place within half an hour on 5 October.CCTV of the latest incident - in Honor Oak Road on Monday - has been released in a bid to help identify a man.Image copyright Met Police Image caption The suspect attacked all nine of his victims in broad daylight before fleeing on foot Supt Lee Hill said: "These incidents were very frightening for the victims.I am appealing to the public to help identify and locate this man as quickly as possible."Although

BBC News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:26:26 GMT

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The Hindu

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:19:54 +0530

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:56:27 +0000

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:47:57 +0000

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New Delhi :   America is for UN reforms to expand the permanent membership of the Security Council and welcomes India’s entry but with a rider.US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that America is in favour of supporting India’s membership to the UN Security Council minus veto power.She said India will have to “not touch” the issue of veto power that current members are neither willing to share nor give up.Haley also referred to President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy and his “tougher approach” towards Pakistan.“WeThe permanent-five who wield the veto power, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China, “none of them want to give that up.”The “key to getting India on the Security Council would have to be not touch the veto”, Haley said in a rare public discussion of the American position on India’s claim to a permanent UNSC seat, which was first endorsed by former president Barack Obama in a visit to India in 2010.America is for UN reforms to expand the permanent membership of the Security Council and welcomes India’s entry but with a rider.The permanent-five who wield the veto power, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China, “none of them wants to give that up.”The “key to getting India on the Security Council would have to be not touch the veto”, Haley said in a rare public discussion of the American position on India’s claim to a permanent UNSC seat, which was first endorsed by former president Barack Obama in a visit to India in 2010.

News nation World

2017-10-18 08:47:32am

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The 19th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is finally here, and with it comes an unending list of critically acclaimed Indian and international films to watch.Directed by Ben and Josh Safdie, Good Time is a kinetic, darkly thrilling film that goes so deep into the underbelly of New York so fast it’s hard to keep track of the goings-on.It’s the exceptional film that works as a solid crime drama, an entertaining thriller with a race against time, and as a character piece, anchored by an excellent performance from Robert Pattinson.The look and feel of the film feels like Taxi Driver and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Pusher trilogy had an orgy.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:19:03 +0000

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WhatsApp has been introducing a host of new features on its app this past year.Live Location on WhatsApp will be rolled out in a few weeks to both iOS and Android users.To use this feature, simply tap on the attach button located next to the text bar on your chats.You can choose to set the duration for how long your location can be tracked on the map.

DNA India

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:36:01 GMT

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You are here: The director of the biopic on the band Queen, Bryan Singer, has dropped another exciting glimpse of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.The first photo of the 36-year-old Malek as Mercury was released on what would have been the musician’s 71st birthday as reported by Entertainment Weekly.Malek has been riding on the success of the acclaimed TV series Mr Robot and has won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor for his performance in the drama.Apart from Malek, the director Bryan Singer, known for the X-Men films has cast Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Joe Mazzello as John Deacon in the roles of the rest of the band members.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:52:51 +0000

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Indore: BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday claimed that his party knew in advance that it would lose the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll.File image of Kailash Vijayvargiya.Twitter/@KailashOnlineHe, however, expressed confidence that the BJP will win the Gujarat assembly polls.Vijayvargiya also revealed that former TMC leader Mukul Roy wants to join the BJP."We knew in advance that we are going to lose Gurdaspur bypoll.There is still discontent among the people (in Punjab) against the previous BJP and Akali Dal government ."He said that the party had to bear the brunt of discontent at Gurdaspur.The BJP lost its bastion Gurdaspur to Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar by a record margin of 1,93,219 votes.Late Bollywood star Vinod Khanna had won this seat in 1998, 1999, 1999, 2004 and 2014.About the Gujarat assembly polls, Vijayvargiya expressed confidence that the BJP would win more than 150 seats out of 182 in that state, denying that the businessmen were unhappy with the Goods and Services Tax there.To a query on Mukul Roy who has parted way with Trinamool Congress (TMC), the BJP general secretary said, "We met recently.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:04:14 +0000

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Ibtimes India News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:18:40 +0530

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You are here: The director of the biopic on the band Queen, Bryan Singer, has dropped another exciting glimpse of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury.The first photo of the 36-year-old Malek as Mercury was released on what would have been the musician’s 71st birthday as reported by Entertainment Weekly.Malek has been riding on the success of the acclaimed TV series Mr Robot and has won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor for his performance in the drama.Apart from Malek, the director Bryan Singer, known for the X-Men films has cast Gwilym Lee as Brian May, Ben Hardy as Roger Taylor and Joe Mazzello as John Deacon in the roles of the rest of the band members.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:52:51 +0000

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New Delhi :   Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, his brother Zoravar Singh and mother Shabnam Singh was booked for domestic violence by sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma on Wednesday. The lawyer of Akanksha Sharma, Swati Singh Malik, confirmed about the domestic violence case. Yuvraj was a mute spectator to the suffering caused to my client by Zoravar and his mother.” First Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 01:04 PM

News nation India

2017-10-18 07:46:23am

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Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence.Intel Nervana Neural Network ProcessorThe chipmaking giant is partnering with Facebook and other Internet titans investing heavily in artificial intelligence to create the first in what will be a family of "Nervana Neural Network Processors" tailored to the needs of the emerging technology, Krzanich said during an on-stage interview at the WSJD Live conference."I think we are just at the beginning of a transformation," Krzanich said while discussing why Intel was betting on AI."Artificial intelligence is going to be similar to what the internet was back in the 1990s."Cloud services have been a hotbed for AI innovation, so Intel has partnered with Facebook and other companies in that arena to build a chip tailored from the ground up to meet those needs, according to Krzanich.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:31:44 +0000

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In recent weeks, his cyber warriors have been linked to stolen U.S.-South Korean military plans and the alleged theft of $60 million from a Taiwan bank.Even as the U.S. takes aim at North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, the hackers are becoming more aggressive and skillful in fighting for the nation’s Supreme Dignity.1.What kind of technology does North Korea have?Kim’s nation has long limited access to the global internet to prevent the free flow of information.The country probably employs 1,700 state-sponsored hackers, backed by more than 5,000 support staff, according to Fergus Hanson, head of the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra.2.

FosterGem News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:31:08 GMT

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You are here: In a brazen attack, a group of 100 people destroyed artist Karan K’s rangoli depicting Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film, Padmavati in Surat.The work was inspired by the images of the poster of the film.The film has been under constant attack from right wing groups, triggered by rumours of a love scene between Rani Padmini and Sultan Allaudin Khilji.Subsequently, the elaborate set of the film was set ablaze by unidentified miscreants in Kolhapur.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:15:01 +0000

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ET International News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:05:30 GMT

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While there were new connected speakers, headphones and plenty more to ogle at, the new Pixel 2 phones were the ones that stood out.The Google Pixel 2 devices boast of the highest rated smartphone cameras yetAs clarified to The Verge, both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are not meant to break any sales figures.Bohn did note that the pOLED display on the Pixel 2 XL was a bit too dull even in comparison to its smaller sibling, the Pixel 2.The camera however, stole the show.With that, The Verge concluded that the Pixel 2 could easily be a contender for the best phone camera this year, considering its smarts.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:17:21 +0000

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Ibtimes World News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:41:09 +0530

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ET International News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:01:13 GMT

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Diwali, the festival of lights, is a season where you are in the mood to spend.A smartphone fulfills that age-old adage that the best camera is the one that you have with you always.A miniscule fraction of this DSLR-buying population actually goes beyond investing in lenses other than the bundled kit lens and, at the most, a zoom lens.But if you belong to the majority of the DSLR buyers that fit in the above category, then maybe an advanced compact camera is the one you should be looking at.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:44:26 +0000

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In a bizarre case, a woman has been charged with murder of her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on her in Florida.According to The Pensacola News Journal, the parents of the child had called Posey to their house to discipline the girl.The father said that the accused sat on Dericka in the armchair for an estimated 10 minutes before Dericka complained of not being able to breathe.While the accused has been released from the prison for the bond of $125,000, both the parents are still in jail.

DNA India

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:26:40 GMT

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“No…no…no, I don’t want any mithai.All this excess sugar can cause fat storage in my body, and my body is my temple.What kind of sweets did you get? Rasmalai, kaju katli, besan ladoo and gulab jamun too.You know, I think I’ll have a tiny bite just to keep your heart.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:25:19 +0000

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Islamabad: An powerful explosion ripped through a police truck on Wednesday to kill at least six security forces in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, police said.The truck was carrying police recruits, four of whom were killed, along with two passers-by on the city’s eastern outskirts, Quetta police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said."Wecan’t say whether it is a suicide blast," he added.broadcast images of the burned-out remains of the vehicle.Published Date: Oct 18, 2017 10:59 am | Updated Date: Oct 18, 2017 10:59 am

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:29:10 +0000

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The author or Firstpost is NOT liable for any harm that may occur, and there IS a slight element of risk if you are shooting closeby to the source of the displays.Because you really can’t predict them(unless you are at a whole event planned around for them) and also because of the other weather conditions.If you’re photographing in the middle of the city, expect a lot of light pollution and haze from the smoke(especially during Diwali).Ideally, since this is at night, some settings are slightly the same: for instance, you’ll have to use a long shutter speed(anywhere from 5-15 seconds), as wide an aperture as possible and a mid-level ISO(you don’t want too much noise in the image since there’s already a lot of artefacts like clouds, other lights etc interfering with the photo).

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:14:08 +0000

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FosterGem News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:30:16 GMT

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Ibtimes India News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:42:13 +0530

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The 19th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is finally here, and with it comes an unending list of critically acclaimed Indian and international films to watch.An invisible energy binds the audience as the man on the sitar shakes his head to push back the black curls shrouding his eyes.In one swift motion, the audience gets on its feet, the thunder of acclaim reverberating through the open space as Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Alla Rakha and Kamala Chakravarty stand, soaking up the applause at a rock concert in California at the wild Monterey International Pop Music Festival.It’s been 50 years since, and one can revisit and relive these moments only because DA Pennebaker was there to capture these instances and other iconic artists like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, and bands like The Who, Animals and others in one of the first and most famous concert films — Monterey Pop.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:06:23 +0000

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News nation World

2017-10-18 10:04:01am

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News nation India

2017-10-18 03:33:58pm

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Global cyber security company Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday announced the appointment of Shrenik Bhayani as its new General Manager for the South Asia region, covering India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.Bhayani replaces Altaf Halde, who was at the helm of the region for seven successful years.Bhayani, who will join the Asia Pacific leadership team from 18 October, will be responsible for further developing the growth of the company in the South Asian SMB (small and medium businesses) and enterprise markets.Bhayani earlier served as country manager for India and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation businesses at Unify India.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:52:14 +0000

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BBC News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:54:48 GMT

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The 19th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival is finally here, and with it comes an unending list of critically acclaimed Indian and international films to watch.The film checks most of the schmaltzy boxes — a tragic central character played with good natured sorrow, an assortment of side characters who are so nice they seem like they can only belong to an indie film and not in real life, imaginative visuals that skirt the lines between reality and magic realism, and a resolution of conflicts that found only in fables.The problem is, the film doesn’t completely embrace the fairytale aspect of the story, trying to be real when it should be completely bonkers, and inserting some magic realism in situations that demand real resolutions.The cartoonish tone of the film kind of undermines the gravity of the situation James has been in all his life, and the lack of seriousness is not particularly charming.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:33:17 +0000

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Senators may have struck a bipartisan deal to prop up Obamacare’s insurance exchanges, but it faces a tortuous path to becoming law.As soon as the deal was announced Tuesday, the Trump administration was sending conflicting signals about the pact reached by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democrat Patty Murray of Washington, which also faces ambivalence from some Republican senators and outright hostility from many House Republicans.Coming days after a decision by President Donald Trump to scrap subsidy payments to Obamacare insurers, the deal is likely the only Obamacare legislation with a chance of passing Congress this year.But even though a number of Republicans are eager to prevent a collapse of the individual health insurance market, it would likely take a strong push by Trump to get it passed in both chambers.Trump has appeared to try to straddle the divide in his party on Obamacare, both encouraging Alexander to reach a deal with Murray and reveling in dismantling the Affordable Care Act.But the president also gloated on Oct. 14 after shares of health insurers fell following his order to end payments to help cover the cost of policies for low-income consumers.Trump’s Tweet“Health Insurance stocks, which have gone through the roof during the ObamaCare years, plunged yesterday after I ended their Dems windfall!” he said on Twitter.Trump acknowledged Tuesday that he had encouraged Alexander to reach a deal with Murray, but said he wanted to ultimately see states given blocks of money and be allowed to set up their own programs.“TheShort, the White House legislative director, emerged from a Tuesday lunch meeting where the deal was discussed saying the White House wants bigger concessions, including doing away with the part of the law requiring everyone to have insurance, either through their own policy or their employer.Later, speaking at the Heritage Foundation’s annual President’s Club meeting, Trump added: "While I commend the bipartisan work done by Senators Alexander and Murray -- and I do commend it -- I continue to believe Congress must find a solution to the Obamacare mess instead of providing bailouts to insurance companies.”‘Limited

FosterGem News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:22 GMT

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BBC News

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:46:40 GMT

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U.S.-backed forces claim they’ve routed Islamic State fighters from Raqqa, declaring victory after months of fighting in the terrorist group’s de facto Syrian capital, eroding its ability to launch attacks and delivering a major symbolic loss to the so-called caliphate, experts say.“This was the last vestige of the caliphate,” said RAND Corp. terror analyst Colin Clarke.“Clearly it is the loss of physical territory,” Clarke told the Herald, referring to an ISIS realm that once included vast swaths of both Syria and Iraq.What drew these foreign fighters from around the world is the caliphate.U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces yesterday celebrated taking control of the northern Syrian city that ISIS controlled and used as its capital for three years — notoriously staging barbaric executions and holding women as purported sex slaves.

FosterGem News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:56 GMT

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The Hindu

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:21:21 +0530

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:51:22 +0000

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:47:07 +0000

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Ibtimes India News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:03:08 +0530

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Google Maps has added the rocky planets, moons of the ice giants, the "dwarf planet" Pluto and the International Space Station.To access the menu for the other planets, users just have to zoom out from the Earth and select the satellite view.The maps were created by putting together multiple photographs, and the level of detail is not the same as maps of the Earth.There are also visible streaks on many of the maps and the search field disappears when you zoom out from the Earth, so there is no way to look for a particular location.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:36:04 +0000

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By Leanne Italie | AP, NEW YORK — Alyssa Milano was in bed with her two young children when a friend of a friend on Facebook suggested something that struck her as a great way to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation.By Monday night, more than 53,000 people had left comments and thousands of women had declared “Me Too,” sharing their stories of rape, sexual assault and harassment across social media, including some for the first time.The hashtag was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours, according to Twitter.Some left it at, simply: “Me Too,” without explanation, and a small contingent of men have posted: “I Have,” noting shock at the groundswell and remorse for their own past misdeeds Milano said the idea was to elevate the Harvey Weinstein conversation, placing the emphasis on victims rather than perpetrators and offering a glimpse into the number of women who continue to be victimized.“My hope is people will get the idea of the magnitude, of just how many people have been affected by this in the world, in our lifetimes, in this country,” Milano said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Monday.

FosterGem News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:22:01 GMT

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It’s been a little over two years since Microsoft shifted tracks and went for an iterative update process for Windows rather than focus on a major release every few years.For all intents and purposes, Windows 10 is the last major release of Windows for the foreseeable future.The Fall Creators Update is now rolling out to usersThe initial launch was rocky, and there are still several kinks to be ironed out — the most notable being the ads in Windows 10.It’s still not a perfect system, however, and one of the defining features of this incrementally updated Windows 10 is the inconsistency with the design language.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:07:38 +0000

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You are here: After being ousted from the show in the first week, Priyank Sharma is coming back on Bigg Boss 11.Sources close to the Colors team have confirmed the news and the official announcement is likely to be made on Wednesday.Although Sharma claims he was protecting his friend Vikas Gupta, who is also inside the house, he broke the house rules and therefore, was asked to leave by Salman Khan.The ongoing season of Bigg Boss 11 is turning out to be one of the most explosive ones, with contestants coming for each other at the drop of a hat.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:04:22 +0000

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The Hindu

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:51:57 +0530

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SA Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field share share Commentary : 0.0 : A warm welcome to everyone for the second game of the ODI series between South Africa and Bangladesh played in Paarl.The hosts literally trampled down the visitors in the first game to romp home to a win.The tourists bowling woes are refusing to end and they would want to shrug off the string of losses as quickly as possible.It would be interesting to see the team combinations that both the sides opt TOSS - Bangladesh win the toss and opt to field.

DNA India

2017-10-18T08:00:00+05:30 GMT

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Ibtimes India News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:03:08 +0530

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In this season of festivities, airlines are leaving no stone unturned to bring cheer for their customers.Air India: Air India has announced a special 10% discount for bookings made on Air India’s website and its mobile app.The offer can be availed on domestic travel in economy or business class between October 13 and December 15 this year.However, the same cannot be eligible for for travel between October 21-23.

DNA India

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:23:00 GMT

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Ibtimes India News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:46:02 +0530

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Ahead of Diwali, New Delhi and the National Capital Region started the implementation of a Graded Response Action Plan which will include strict measures to curb air pollution.Mandated by the Supreme Court, the plan involves stringent measures against burning of waste, industrial pollution and transport sector emissions.This plan follows the ban on firecrackers in Delhi NCR put in place by the Supreme Court.The news was met with a mixed reaction with certain sections of the society rejoicing at the apex court order, while traders and businessman were busy counting their losses.While most people are vaguely aware of the health problems firecrackers can cause, it would be useful to look at the exact effects firecrackers can have on the human body.Firecrackers are essentially made up of four components: Oxidisers, fuel, colouring agents and binder, according to a report filed before the Supreme Court by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on the "Known Health Impacts From Bursting Firecrackers Caused Due To Their Chemical Composition".The oxidiser is usually a perchlorate salt.Dr David E Chavez, a chemist in the High Explosives Science and Technology division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory told Newsweek that the perchlorate is a toxic compound.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:08:51 +0000

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ET International News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:35:37 GMT

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PTI"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0745 hours in Bhimbher Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district," the spokesman said.The firing was still on, the official said, adding that the Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively to the provocation.The heavy firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army was intermittently targeting civilian and forward areas in Balakote, Basooni, Sandote, Manjakote areas, a police officer said.Last week, the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in the Bhimber Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC), deliberately targeting villages of Basauni and Sandot in the Balakote area resulting in injuries to two children and two teenagers.On 13 October, the Pakistan Army had violated the ceasefire in the Krishnagati sector along LoC.A day before that, an Army jawan and a porter were killed and six others injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to shelling at the forward areas along the LoC in the Poonch district.The year 2017 has seen a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.Published Date: Oct 18, 2017 11:52 am | Updated Date: Oct 18, 2017 11:58 am

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:22:20 +0000

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Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence.The chipmaking giant is partnering with Facebook and other internet titans investing heavily in artificial intelligence to create the first in what will be a family of "Nervana Neural Network Processors" tailored to the needs of the emerging technology, Krzanich said during an on-stage interview at the WSJD Live conference."I think we are just at the beginning of a transformation," Krzanich said while discussing why Intel was betting on AI. "Artificial intelligence is going to be similar to what the internet was back in the 1990s."Cloud services have been a hotbed for AI innovation, so Intel has partnered with Facebook and other companies in that arena to build a chip tailored from the ground up to meet those needs, according to Krzanich.

DNA India

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:43:00 GMT

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News nation World

2017-10-18 06:05:17am

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New Delhi: The SBI Foundation has committed Rs10 crore for the conservation and restoration of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) of Mumbai over a period of three to five years.Representational image.Through this project, the CSR arm of the State Bank of India aims to contribute in development and preservation of world heritage structures, SBI said in a statement.Restoration work of CST heritage building will be done by INTACH, an expert agency.As part of the “Swachh Bharat Mission”, the government aims to make 100 iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places in the country to promote “swachha tourist destinations”.Published Date: Oct 18, 2017 11:19 am | Updated Date: Oct 18, 2017 11:19 am

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:49:12 +0000

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New Delhi :   At least five policemen were killed and eight people were injured in an explosion in Sariab Mill area on Quetta-Sibbi road in Pakistan on Wednesday. As per reports, a bomb exploded on the side of road when a vehicle carrying 35 policemen was passing.The nature of blast is yet to be ascertained. First Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:58 AM

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2017-10-18 11:02:00am

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A disjointed Spain who really looked like the away side in the first half donning their all-white kit made serious amends in the second and entered the quarter-finals by beating France, who were playing their fourth consecutive match of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Guwahati.Nothing was served on a silver platter and Spain had to toil hard before they eventually got the gift of a penalty late into regulation time which FC Barcelona wonderkid Abel Ruiz converted from 12 yards.In contrast, Santiago Denia stuck with the same eleven for the third game on the trot — a testament to the fitness levels maintained by the team despite their arduous travel of four hours from Kochi hardly 48 hours earlier.France, the home side having set up camp in the city since 3rd October, were beginning to show their true colours as they were painting the grass blue.It looked like a basketball game as inside the opening quarter of an hour the ball hardly remained stationed in one half and there were constant forays from each team into the opposition box.Familiarity with conditions played a part for Les Bleuets as Spain looked a bit drained out.Ruiz’s weak first time shot right into the ‘keeper’s hands after some quick passes down the flank just defined Spain’s first thirty minutes—lot of promise but no cutting-edge precision in the final third.The game looked to be slipping away from Spain after Lenny Pintor scored, showcasing some neat footwork.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:16:10 +0000

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Chennai: The Madras High Court has declined to entertain a plea by a former AIADMK minister for a direction to police to permit him to stage a protest on 23 October in front of the Vellore Collectorate seeking CBI probe into the death of former chief minister Jayalalithaa.Representational image.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:12:03 +0000

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Nikki Haley will seek to focus world attention on Iran’s actions in the Middle East in an early test of whether President Donald Trump’s toughening position on the Islamic Republic is alienating allies and leaving the U.S. isolated internationally.Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will use a Wednesday Security Council meeting on “the situation in the Middle East" to once again take on Tehran’s ballistic-missile program and its support for Hezbollah and Syrian ruler Bashar Al-Assad, while the majority of other participants will try to keep the focus on Israeli-Palestinian issues, especially settlements in the West Bank.The meeting will be the first public effort to gauge international support for the U.S. position on Iran after Trump declined to certify a 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, on Oct. 13.Despite Trump’s criticisms, U.S. allies have said they continue to back the agreement, pointing to International Atomic Energy Agency assessments that Iran has met the terms spelled out in the accord.The agreement, negotiated during the Obama administration, was intended to ease economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear program.Read a QuickTake Q&A on how Trump wants to build a new nuclear dealEurope’s position hasn’t changed since Trump’s speech, said Olof Skoog, Sweden’s ambassador to the UN.In July, she helped persuade France, Germany and the U.K. to sign a letter of protest to the Security Council about Iran’s “threatening and provocative” launch of a rocket that can carry a satellite into space.But this time, France and the U.K. have signaled they will focus less on Iran and more on the Israeli-Palestinian situation.“For

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:26:17 GMT

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:36:05 +0530

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New Delhi: LIC Housing Finance has settled loan dispute with DB Realty and also withdrawn its application before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCTL) to start insolvency process against the builder for recovery of Rs31 crore debt.Representational image.“Pursuant thereto, LIC has on 16 October withdrawn an application made by it in the NCLT Mumbai against DB Realty and the said application by LIC therefor stands disposed off as withdrawn,” the filing said.DB Realty said that there are no bankruptcy proceedings pending against the company.LIC Housing Finance had filed an application before the NCLT to start insolvency process against DB Realty for recovery of Rs30.63 crore outstanding loan.Earlier, DB Realty had said the company availed of Rs200 crore loan from LIC Housing Finance Ltd in January 2010 and out of that, Rs188 crore were disbursed to it.The developer had repaid Rs157.37 crore to LIC Housing Finance within 18 months from the disbursement and the balance loan outstanding remained at Rs30.63 crore.In the Delhi-NCR property market, insolvency proceedings have started in Jaypee Infratech and Amrapali group company.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:08:15 +0000

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2017-10-18 03:33:59pm

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The Hindu

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:25:16 +0530

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Golmaal is back with its fourth outing — Golmaal Again, and Kunal Kemmu, who entered the franchise with Golmaal 3 (2010), will continue playing the part of Laxman, the ‘poetic idiot’.“Idon’t mouth as many muhavaras and kahawateins as shown in part three but there are other quirks added to my character,” said Kunal, who believes that a comedy film is like a joke that needs to be told right.But with a good success ratio, this is the right team that has come together, and now we are mixing horror with it,” said Kunal.Kunal Kemmu in a still from Golmaal Again.there has been no pressure of delivering another hit since the previous three films in this franchise have done extremely well at the box office, Kunal said there was a positive pressure of what can be done more.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:57:21 +0000

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U.S. military officials were reportedly ready to launch a commando raid deep inside Pakistan to free an American and her family if the Pakistanis did not act against the Taliban-linked Haqqani network that kidnapped the family in 2012.The New York Times, citing unnamed senior U.S. officials, reported that Navy SEAL Team 6 was mobilized to conduct a rescue days earlier but the operation was called off.The Times reported that if Pakistan failed to act, it would bolster the belief that the country provides a safe haven for the militant network.He has described the first as remarkably barbaric, the second as more comfortable and the third as a place of violence in which he and his wife were frequently separated and beaten.

FosterGem News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:39:53 GMT

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RAQQA, Syria—Under a blazing sun in empty streets full of destroyed buildings, marching past the rotting bodies of terrorists once loyal to the so-called Islamic State, fighters from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are celebrating the defeat of ISIS, or Daesh, as they call it.Although the victorious troops were led by Kurds, many of those shouting slogans and firing into the air to celebrate on Tuesday were Arabs from Raqqa who had joined the SDF to win back their city.“Raqqa is free, free!everyone here is aware there is still much to do,  including work to eliminate the last small pockets of ISIS resistance and clean out vast numbers of mines and improvised explosive devices scattered through an urban landscape devastated by thousands of American bombs supporting the SDF offensive.After the bloody four-month campaign, the denouement was almost anticlimactic.SDF commanders previously thought it could take 15 days more of fighting if ISIS continued to resist.One of the last major objectives was the city’s main sports stadium, called “the Black Stadium” by the SDF because it had been used as a theater of terror under ISIS rule.

FosterGem News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:27:00 GMT

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Scientists have developed a flexible sensor "skin" that can be stretched over any part of a robots body or prosthetic and lets them successfully grasp and manipulate objects.The bio-inspired robot sensor skin, developed by researchers from University of Washington (UW) in the US, mimics the way a human finger experiences tension and compression as it slides along a surface or distinguishes among different textures.It measures this tactile information with similar precision and sensitivity as human skin, and could vastly improve the ability of robots to perform everything from surgical and industrial procedures to cleaning a kitchen.The skin, described in the journal Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, accurately conveys information about shear forces and vibration that are critical to successfully grasping and manipulating objects.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:26:39 +0000

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Fourteen days after he flagged off the Jan Raksha Yatra from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s home district Kannur, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday concluded the protest march against “Communist violence” in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.Twitter/@AmitShahFourteen days after he flagged off the Jan Raksha Yatra from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s home 2/6Addressing a rally of party workers, the BJP chief launched a scathing attack on the ruling CPM government over the "political killings" of BJP-RSS workers in the state.Twitter/@AmitShahAddressing a rally of party workers, the BJP chief launched a scathing attack on the ruling CPM gove3/6Taking a swipe at Congress, the BJP president said, "The Congress has seen its downfall because of corruption and dynasty politics.Twitter/@AmitShahLaunched on 3 October by Shah, the padyatra had criss-crossed 11 districts in the state with four ch6/6Shah alleged that 13 BJP and RSS workers have been killed since the CPM-led LDF won the Assembly elections last summer.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:59:37 +0000

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The Hindu

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:28:03 +0530

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:45:31 +0000

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:49:30 +0000

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:56:36 +0000

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Ibtimes World News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:06:49 +0530

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Amongst the numerous popular elements that have come to define cinema, the onscreen pair could nearly be considered a genre unto itself.Even though Tabu and Ajay Devgn might not make it to the top half of any list that celebrates onscreen pairs, the two do exude a certain sense of chemistry, which perhaps warrants a second look and especially now, two decades after their first onscreen outing.Today, her mere presence in a film is enough to attract a certain segment of the audience, although the last few years have seen her mostly feature in in the strong supporting character category.This is a common phenomenon across both Hollywood as well as Hindi cinema where most of the leading men have a 20-year age difference with their leading ladies and this gap only increases over the years.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:44:48 +0000

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Ibtimes India News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:36:56 +0530

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The government is working on telecom projects worth Rs 1.3 lakh crore, which will significantly expand digital connectivity in the country, telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said today.The projects include enhancing telecom connectivity in about 8,600 villages of North-east region, undersea cable connectivity for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, revised communication project for Defence and increasing connectivity in rural area.The secretary said at present around 80,000 village panchayats have started broadband services and by December 1 lakh panchayats will roll out services under the Bharat Net project.She also said India has become cheaper both in terms of services and devices by a factor of 10 compared to rest of the world under the present regime.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:05:55 +0000

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ET International News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:57:53 GMT

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Stockholm: An explosion overnight in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg caused extensive damage to the entrance of a police station, authorities said on Wednesday.Nobody was injured in the explosion, which occurred shortly after midnight local time and also shattered windows in a neighbouring building, police said in a statement."ItGang-related violent crime in southern Sweden has been in the spotlight in recent years with several shootings in the region.Published Date: Oct 18, 2017 01:15 pm | Updated Date: Oct 18, 2017 01:15 pm

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:45:20 +0000

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BBC News

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:36:40 GMT

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You are here: Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company on Tuesday, in the face of a storm of allegations of sexual abuse and assault by a number of women in the film industry, as reported by Reuters.The revelations against Weinstein came to public knowledge when the New York Times on 5 October blew the lid on several settlements with sexual harassment accusers that the powerful Hollywood producer had made over three decades.The resignation comes in a series of several denouncements by several companies, directors and institutions in Hollywood over the past week, including his expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.The embattled board of the company had announced a possible sale to Colony Capital in an effort to save the organisation, as reported by the Hollywood trade publication Variety.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:31:25 +0000

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Snap Inc, the parent company of messaging and video app Snapchat, and NBC Universal launched a joint venture studio on Tuesday to produce scripted shows and other genres to air on Snapchat.The two companies have already produced at least three shows for Snapchat in an effort to reach more viewers as mobile audiences continue to grow, including a daily news show called Stay Tuned and an entertainment show from E! network called The Rundown.Lauren Anderson, previously senior vice president of primetime programming at NBC who oversaw the hit shows The Office and Parks and Recreation, will be the chief content officer of the new studio, the companies said.The new studio’s first deal is with Donut Studios, founded by brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, who have produced and acted in shows like HBO’s Togetherness and Room 104.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:15:51 +0000

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Ibtimes India News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:44:19 +0530

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India are prepared to welcome New Zealand for a limited-overs series after sending the Australians packing and the visitors are faced with the arduous task of destroying the Indian battalion.Now, their turn has arrived and much like the other two teams, they do not have a lot to boast about in terms of results in the recent past.Last year, when the two teams clashed in the inaugural match of the T20 World Cup in India, nobody gave New Zealand a chance.India were the dominant, powerful hosts armed with a plethora of hitters and a slew of slower bowlers, but New Zealand gave the Indians a dose of their own medicine as their spinners spun a web around the batsmen and churned out a surprising victory.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:58:53 +0000

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The economy isn’t in great shape, and the government’s economic management team is coming under fire and asked for solutions.In this exclusive interview NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar talks about the state of the economy, the way forward and how NITI will drive change.But if the earlier gloomy numbers were supposed to be transitory, why are you so sure these positive numbers will also not be transitory?One reason is that the external environment is turning positive.Anaemically, but nonetheless, and last month the growth was 25 percent.Third, there are some sectors like logistics, which are emerging out of the GST pain.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:33:17 +0000

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Now, as an American-backed militia declared on Tuesday that it had liberated Raqqa, Syria, the capital of the extremists’ self-proclaimed caliphate, the Islamic State’s territory has dwindled to no more than 9,300 square miles.For months, Mr. Trump has demanded credit for a stepped-up military campaign that has weakened the Islamic State, claiming repeatedly that he has done “far more against ISIS in nine months” than President Barack Obama did during his entire administration.Yet experts said it was always anticipated that the three-year war against the Islamic State that was started by Mr. Obama in 2014 would reach this point, and military officials are quick to praise local troops and fighters for battleground victories.The Run-UpThe podcast that makes sense of the most delirious stretch of the 2016 campaign.“Justby looking at the map, the losses this year are off the scale compared to previous years,” said Columb Strack, an analyst at the research firm IHS Markit, which has been tracking the territory that the Islamic State has surrendered.But, he added, “I haven’t seen any major differences in the U.S. approach against the Islamic State.”Theferocity of Operation Inherent Resolve, the American campaign against the Islamic State, has accelerated in nearly every way over the past year.In the spring, Mr. Trump loosened the rules of battlefield engagement to give American commanders on the ground more authority in day-to-day decisions in fighting the Islamic State.Rather, they reflect an incremental increase that shifted as the fighting moved from sparsely-populated areas to urban centers.As of Oct. 16, the latest numbers available, the American-led military coalition that is fighting the Islamic State had carried out an estimated 28,051 airstrikes since 2014, according to the United States Central Command.

FosterGem News

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:47:44 GMT

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At least four persons were injured during a protest over an alleged braid chopping incident in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.Residents of a village in Pahalgam area of Anantnag district staged a protest after they caught an alleged braid chopper.The security forces personnel opened fire at protestors after they tried to deflate tyres of a vehicle passing through the area and got violent.On Tuesday, an Army jawan was beaten up by a mob in Kupwara town on suspicion of being a braid chopper.

DNA India

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:55:00 GMT

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Ibtimes India News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:19:01 +0530

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You are here: AP Oct,18 2017 11:00 43 IST Los Angeles: Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence used their speeches at a Hollywood event honoring women to detail experiences of assault and harassment at the hands of directors and producers and pledged to do more to stop such situations from happening.Lawrence detailed what she called a “degrading and humiliating” experience of being asked early on in her career to lose 15 pounds in two weeks for a role.She was then forced to pose nude alongside thinner women for photos that she says a female producer told her would serve as inspiration for her diet, she said.Lawrence said it wasn’t until she was an A-list star that she had the power to say no.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:30:43 +0000

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Ibtimes India News

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:54:02 +0530

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It stars one of the biggest male superstars in the history of Hindi cinema yet he is not the protagonist, nor does he position his role as a “guest appearance”.And while the gentleman in question, Aamir Khan, has done this before with Taare Zameen Par in 2007, the fact that just last year his colleague Shah Rukh Khan did likewise in Dear Zindagi co-starring Alia Bhatt, and Aamir has made the choice once again with this film, suggests – hopefully – that we are witnessing a marginal change in the attitudes of our male megastars who are beginning to understand that the fulcrum of any project must essentially be its story, not its leading man.Writer-director Advait Chandan brings to us 15-year-old Insia Malik, resident of Akota in the Gujarati city of Vadodara, where she shares a home with her loving mother Najma, her fond brother and grandmother, and abusive father.Possible spoilers ahead)Those of us fortunate enough to be born to liberal parents who nurtured our gifts may find it hard to imagine the claustrophobia and extreme fear that Insia experiences every second that Farookh is around or how even the air in that house seems to breathe freely when he is away.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:22:07 +0000