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Guwahati airport to swap land with SOS village

New Delhi , Aug 27

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will swap land from the SOS village in Guwahati for upgrading the international airport there.

Healthcare cooperation between India, Japan approved

New Delhi , Aug 27

The central government Wednesday approved the signing of an agreement on healthcare cooperation between India and Japan.

Mystery shrouds death of three missing schoolboys

Palghar (Maharashtra) , Aug 27

Mystery shrouds the death of three missing students of a prominent residential school here whose bodies were found floating in a flooded drain Wednesday.

DLF to comply with SC directions

New Delhi , Aug 27

Real estate giant DLF, which was penalised by the Supreme Court Wednesday, said it will abide by the decision of the country's apex court.

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Ravi Shankar Prasad unveils dot Bharat domain name

New Delhi , Aug 27

Telecommunications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday unveiled the dot Bharat domain name, an official statement said here.

Shun negative politics, says Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad , Aug 27

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said it was the need of the hour to shun negative politics and use energy for the country's progress, and anyone hindering development will be held accountable.

Police arrest 'dead' RTI activist

Noida , Aug 27

The Noida police have arrested an RTI activist who was presumed dead in a car-blaze here May 2, police here said Wednesday.

Help us grow, northeast film industry urges government

New Delhi , Aug 27 With less than 70 cinema halls in the northeastern region serving a population of 40 million - a little more than that of Poland - shoestring budgets and a handful of productions in most states, the industry in the region is struggling for survival. Filmmakers are looking to the central government to bail them out and help them enter the mainstream.

Get 'shot' at with raw spice balls at Goa's quaint island feast

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Divar (Goa) , Aug 27 Like many lasting legacies, one of Goa's quaintest feasts, 'Bonderam' at Divar island, is believed to owe its origins to a fight. It's also where you can get "shot" at with raw spice balls!

Cabinet empowers road transport ministry to amend project agreement

Narendra ModiNarendra Modi
New Delhi , Aug 27

The cabinet Wednesday approved a proposal to empower the road transport ministry to amend the model concession agreement (MCA) and the mode of project delivery, as per its requirements.

Jaitley reviews Scorpene submarine project in Mumbai

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Mumbai , Aug 27

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday reviewed the progress of the prestigious Project 75 indigenous Scorpene submarine construction and other ongoing warship building projects, including the P-15B Class stealth destroyers.

Delhi HC orders restoration of Lalit Modi's passport

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New Delhi , Aug 27

Paving the way for the return of suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi to India, the Delhi High Court Wednesday ordered the restoration of his passport.

CBFC should be revamped: Leela Samson

Mumbai , Aug 27

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) should be revamped as the institution doesn't have the freedom to take "independent decisions" and the film industry too doesn't have faith in it, says its chairperson Leela Samson.

Pakistan government to directly talk to Imran, Qadri

Islamabad , Aug 27

The Pakistan government Wednesday decided to hold direct talks with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahir-ul Qadri who are currently protesting to compel the prime minister to resign, Geo News reported.

'Apple of China' to make India launch of Mi 4 by yearend

New Delhi , Aug 27 Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi, often referred as the "Apple of China", plans to launch its flagship Mi 4 phone by the yearend in India and also plans to set up its Mi Home experience zone in Bangalore within four to six months, a top company official said.

Mudgal committee meets police investigators in Chennai

Indian Premier League (IPL)
New Delhi , Aug 27

The Mukul Mudgal committee Wednesday met police investigators from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai in the Tamil Nadu capital before submitting what could be an interim report to the Supreme Court on the spot fixing and betting scandal that hit the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).

'Police-public working group needed to address people's grievances'

New Delhi , Aug 27

A working group that includes legislators, local representatives and police officers should be constituted to better address the grievances of the people of Delhi, the BJP state unit said Wednesday.

Lalu undergoes three surgeries, condition fine

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Mumbai , Aug 27

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Wednesday underwent a marathon six-hour-15-minute-long surgery here to treat his heart condition, doctors said. His condition was said to be fine.

DU teachers protest outside UGC on pension issue

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New Delhi , Aug 27

Delhi University (DU) teachers protested outside UGC Wednesday, demanding the commission's intervention to solve the pension issue and let affected employees shift from CPF to GPF.