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Turkey vows ‘total war’ against terrorism amid repeated attacks

August 26th, 2016 (0)
Ankara, Aug 26 (IANS) With Turkey coming under repeated terror attacks in recent days, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday declared “total war” against terrorism. “Let our nation know that we have opened a total war against these terrorist groups,” ...

France court suspends burkini ban

August 26th, 2016 (0)
Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) France’s highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on full-body burkini swimsuits that has outraged Muslims and opened divisions within the government, pending a definitive ruling, the court said in a statement. The Conseil d’Etat ...

AAP removes Punjab chief for alleged corruption

August 26th, 2016 (0)
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) Just six months before assembly elections in Punjab, the AAP removed its Punjab unit chief Sucha Singh Chhotepur from his post on Friday following allegations he took money from a supporter. The political affairs committee of ...

Kashmir unrest: Curfew, shutdown continue to cripple life

August 26th, 2016 (0)
Srinagar, Aug 26 (IANS) There was no let up in the government-imposed curfew and separatist-called shutdown on Friday, the 49th day of Kashmir unrest that has brought life to a standstill in the troubled valley. Police said the strict curfew ...

Mehbooba in Delhi, to meet Modi on Saturday

August 26th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi/Srinagar, Aug 26 (IANS) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti arrived in the capital on Friday evening and is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to discuss the situation in the Kashmir Valley. Government sources in Srinagar and ...

Punjab Police probes retired BSF officer’s killing

August 26th, 2016 (0)
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) A day after a 75-year-old retired Border Security Force (BSF) official was killed in Hoshiarpur district, the Punjab Police began a probe on Friday. BSF Commandant Narinder Singh was killed while his wife suffered injuries after ...

Sarkozy to ban burkini in France if re-elected

August 26th, 2016 (0)
Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has pledged to impose a nationwide ban on the burkini — full-body swimsuit worn by Muslim women — if he is re-elected next year. While launching his campaign to succeed President ...

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Bengaluru from Jan 7

August 26th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Bengaluru from January 7 to 9, 2017, it was announced on Friday. Launching a new logo for the three-day event here, External Affairs Minister ...

‘Mechanic Resurrection’: Fails to rise ( Review, Rating: **)

August 26th, 2016 (0)
By Troy Ribeiro Film: “Mechanic Resurrection”; Director: Dennis Gansel; Cast: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Sam Hazeldine, John Cenatiempo, Toby Eddington, Femi Elufowojo Jr and Anteo Quintaville; Rating: ** “Mechanic Resurrection” is a super-charged, stylishly ...

‘A Flying Jatt’: An agonising shtick (Movie Review, Rating: **)

August 26th, 2016 (0)
By Troy Ribeiro Film: “A Flying Jatt”; Director: Remo D’Souza; Cast: Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez, Amrita Singh, Kay Kay Menon, Nathan Jones; Rating: ** “A Flying Jatt”, is the story of the local superhero of the same name. Apart ...