Barcelona Give Fresh Hope To La Liga Rivals After Bilbao Stalemate

Lionel Messi was short of fitness and Barcelona lacked spark as a goalless draw away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday offered fresh hope to their rivals in the title race. A thigh injury had limited Messi to 27 minutes against Real Madrid on Wednesday and while he played the full match at San Mames, Barca’s […]

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CBI vs Kolkata Police: Denial of consent can’t stall ongoing probes

The CBI has been investigating the Saradha scam after the Supreme Court transferred the case to it in the Subrata Chattoraj versus Union of India judgment on May 9, 2014. The high drama over the CBI’s move to question Kolkata Police Commissioner on Sunday in the chit fund scam cases raises questions about the agency’s […]

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Chilavannoor lake chokes on hyacinth

Fishers say their livelihood has been affected It should ideally be periwinkle blue but the Chilavannoor lake is now smothered by a blanket of brown: dried-up water hyacinth. The ramifications of this eyesore run deeper. Its proliferation over the years has affected their livelihoods, say local fishers. “Up to 16 Chinese fishing nets operated here […]

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SCTIMST amps up blood safety

The Department of Transfusion Medicine at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) has acquired a fully automated Individual Donor Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing facility (ID-NAT), a molecular technique that will improve blood safety by significantly narrowing the window period of transfusion-transmitted infections such as HIV, HBV, and HCV. The new facility […]

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Parliament proceedings live | BJP, Congress members create ruckus in Lok Sabha

The Consumer Protection Bill and the triple talaq Bill is listed for discussion and passing in Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Rajya Sabha, which couldn’t take up any business for the past seven days is hoping to discuss four Bills on Thursday. Lok Sabha assembles. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is in the Chair. She proceeds with […]

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Vetrimaaran’s ‘Vada Chennai’ floors critics and cinephiles at Pingyao

A small but invested group of foreign film critics and cinephiles at PYIFF were exhilirated by the blood-soaked knives and sickles and the fabulously mounted killings “Takashi Miike would have liked it,” was the instant reaction of Tomita Mikiko, the programmer for Japanese cinema at the Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival, after […]

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NOTA, Bharat Ane Nenu, Nene Raju Nene Mantri: Tracing South Indian cinema’s obsession with political drama

Ask any Tamil film buff about Tamil movies with a political storyline and chances are that he or she will mention Amaidhi Padai (Silent army) as one of the favorites. This 1994 film, starring Sathyaraj (Kattappa of Baahubali-fame to the modern day audience), was the story of a commoner who becomes a politician. Over a period of time, […]

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Mukesh Ambani richest Indian for 11th consecutive year with net worth $47.3 bn in Forbes India Rich list

New Delhi: Reliance Industries’ Chairman Mukesh Ambani has emerged as the richest Indian for the 11th consecutive year with a net worth of $47.3 billion, according to Forbes magazine. Ambani is also the year’s biggest gainer, adding $9.3 billion to his wealth amid the continuing success of his Reliance Jio broadband telco service. As per the ‘Forbes India Rich List […]

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Champions League: Lionel Messi bags brace as Barcelona ease past Tottenham; Napoli net late winner against Liverpool

Paris: Lionel Messi struck twice as Barcelona inflicted more Champions League pain on Tottenham with a 4-2 win at Wembley on Wednesday, while Neymar hit a brilliant hat-trick in Paris Saint-Germain’s 6-1 rout of Red Star Belgrade. APPhilippe Coutinho scored after just two minutes for Barcelona, who arrived in London winless in three La Liga matches, with […]

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India to deport 7 Rohingya Muslims lodged in Assam jail: Ranjan Gogoi-led SC bench to hear fresh plea challenging move

India plans to deport seven Rohingya Muslims, who have been in the country since 2012 and served jail terms for illegal entry. The Indian authorities are planning to send all of them back to Myanmar where violence against the ethnic minority has spiked in the Rakhine region. The move of the government — which considers Rohingya […]

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