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‘Jaanisaar’ – lacklustre historical romance

August 7th, 2015 (0)
Film: “Jaanisaar”; Language: Hindi; Cast: Imran Abbas, Pernia Qureshi, Muzaffar Ali, Dalip Tahil, Abid Yunus Khan and Carl Wharton; Director: Muzaffar Ali; Rating: ** Focussing on romance between the heir apparent of the princely state of Awadh and a ...

Sri Lanka call up pacer Fernando in Test squad against India

August 7th, 2015 (0)
Colombo, Aug 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka called up uncapped 23-year-old pacer Vishwa Fernando into their 16-member squad on Friday for the three-Test series at home against India. Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera has also been selected, subject to his recovering fully ...

Congress sharpens attack on Sushma Swaraj, BJP hits back

August 7th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The confrontation between the Congress and the BJP escalated further on Friday with Congress president Sonia Gandhi accusing External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of indulging in “theatrics” and Rahul Gandhi demanding to know how much ...

Another blast rocks Afghanistan capital

August 7th, 2015 (0)
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) Another powerful explosion rocked the Afghan capital on Friday, officials and witnesses said. Casualties, if any, were not known immediately. The blast took place near a police academy located in Khushal Khan district, a populated area ...

India keen to have freighter service links with Asean

August 7th, 2015 (0)
Kuala Lumpur/New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India is keen to have freighter services with Asean member countries after a fortnightly freighter service with Myanmar has proven to be commercially feasible, said a top official on Friday. Anil Wadhwa, secretary (east) ...

Fourth Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death

August 7th, 2015 (0)
Dhaka, Aug 7 (IANS) A Bangladeshi blogger known for his secular views was hacked to death on Friday by unidentified assailants armed with machetes in capital Dhaka, the fourth one to be killed this year, the media reported. According to ...

New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 38 runs, clinch ODI series 2-1

August 7th, 2015 (0)
Harare, Aug 7 (IANS) Kane Williamson struck a fluent 90 and Mitchell McClenaghan picked up three wickets to help New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 38 runs in the third One-Day International at the Harare Sports Club here on Friday and ...

India to boycott Commonwealth meet as Pakistan doesn’t invite Kashmir speaker

August 7th, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) In fresh controversy, Pakistan again raised the Kashmir issue by refusing to invite the Jammu and Kashmir assembly speaker to a Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference it is hoisting on the ground that the state is ...

Vote Harper to stop a “Netflix Tax” #nonetflixtax

August 6th, 2015 (0)
  OTTAWA – Today Prime Minister Stephen Harper reaffirmed that a re-elected Conservative Government will not regulate or tax over-the-top digital services such as Netflix. “As a government we have sought to increase consumer choice and keep taxes low ...

NDP REALITY CHECK: Liberals putting their trust in Tom Mulcair to bring change to Ottawa

August 6th, 2015 (0)
  Ottawa – More and more, Liberals are saying Justin Trudeau just hasn’t lived up to their expectations and they’re putting their trust in Tom Mulcair to defeat Stephen Harper and fight for middle class families as prime minister. ...