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FWICE to issue show cause notice to Alok Nath, Sajid Khan

FWICE to issue show cause notice to Alok Nath, Sajid KhanMumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) on Monday said it will issue show cause notices to actor Alok Nath and actor-director Sajid Khan, who have been accused of sexual harassment and violation. In a statement, FWICE said a show cause notice will be sent to Alok as his response to its affiliate association Indian Film and Television Directors' Association (IFTDA), was not "satisfactory", and because Sajid did not respond to the letter of IFTDA on being accused of sexual harassment and molestation by a few female members of the industry.


Our India growth globally highest, says Honeywell

Our India growth globally highest, says HoneywellHyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) With $1 billion domestic sales and exports and 15 per cent growth annually, India tops the chart for US-based multinational conglomerate Honeywell International, says a top company official. A $40 billion company, Honeywell last year registered a growth of six per cent in organic sales globally. "In India, we are actually growing at two times the rate of GDP growth.


No flood threat now in Arunachal, says China on Tibet landslide

No flood threat now in Arunachal, says China on Tibet landslideBeijing, Oct 22 (IANS) China on Monday said that the water levels have dropped and situation has returned to normal following an overflow at a barrier lake, which was formed due to a landslide that blocked a river in Tibet last week, threatening floods in Arunachal Pradesh. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the authorities had already shared 110 statistics of river data with their Indian counterparts and were closely monitoring the situation. "As to the barrier lake created by the landslide in the River Yarlung Tsangpo, China and India have maintained close communication," said Ministry's spokesperson Hua Chunying.


Rohit Sharma is the first cricketer to achieve this milestone

Rohit Sharma is the first cricketer to achieve this milestoneIndian Cricket Team opener Rohit Sharma has achieved a feat that no other India cricketer ever achieved, even Sachin and Sehwag haven't touched the milestone.


Shammi Kapoor deserved title 'Elvis Presley of India': Shatrughan Sinha

Shammi Kapoor deserved title 'Elvis Presley of India': Shatrughan SinhaMumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Veteran actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha remembered late actor Shammi Kapoor on his 87th birth anniversary, saying he truly deserved the title of "Elvis Presley Of India".


Imran Khan condemns killing of Kashmiris, calls for dialogue

Imran Khan condemns killing of Kashmiris, calls for dialogueIslamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday condemned "the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris" in Jammu and Kashmir and said that the solution to the region's dispute lay in dialogue. Khan in a tweet said: "Strongly condemn the new cycle of killings of innocent Kashmiris... by Indian security forces. It is time India realised it must move to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people." His remarks came after seven civilians were killed in an explosion in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sunday shortly after a gunfight had left three militants dead.


I'm all about epiphanies: Gerard Butler

I'm all about epiphanies: Gerard ButlerLos Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Actor Gerard Butler says he is all about insights, dreams and epiphanies. The actor said he saw a dream about being at a naval base, which turned into a reality with his submarine thriller "Hunter Killer". The film is adapted from Don Keith and George Wallace's 2012 novel "Firing Point".


Sensex up 50 points, Nifty above the 10,300-mark

Sensex up 50 points, Nifty above the 10,300-markMumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Despite negative global cues, a worrying macro-economic situation and mixed corporate earnings, the key Indian equity indices on Monday managed to trade in the green with the Sensex up 50 points.


Punia a step away from World Championships gold

Punia a step away from World Championships goldBudapest, Oct 22 (IANS) Bajrang Punia is just a step away from becoming Indias second gold medallist at the World Wrestling Championships as he knocked out Alejandro Valdes Tobier of Cuba 4-3 to enter the men's freestyle 65 kilogram final here. India has a lone gold medal in world wrestling which Sushil Kumar won in Moscow in 2010. Punia could add his name to the elite list when he takes on Japan's Takuto Otoguro in the final.


Any kind of abuse must not be exercised or tolerated: Radhika Apte

Any kind of abuse must not be exercised or tolerated: Radhika ApteNew Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) With #MeToo movement, many women are coming out in the open to talk about the sexual harassment they have faced by people in power across different fields, including Bollywood. Actress Radhika Apte is "loving" it and she feels everyone should come together to create safe workplaces where any kind of abuse is neither exercised nor tolerated. "There are a lot of people in the industry who are trying to come together and find a way of forming a system which is going to be more apt to deal with the abuse or misuse of power within the industry," Radhika told IANS in an e-mail from Mumbai when asked about her take on #MeToo.


Rohingyas urge India to create conditions conducive for their return

Rohingyas urge India to create conditions conducive for their returnHyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Rohingya refugees living here have appealed to the Indian government to mount pressure on Myanmar to create conditions conducive for their safe return. Worried over reports that India may deport them, the refugees said they would return on their own once assured safety. The deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims earlier this month has left refugees across Indian cities worried.


Russian Ambassador to India visits Roerich Art Gallery in Kullu

Russian Ambassador to India visits Roerich Art Gallery in KulluRussian Ambassador to India, Nikolay R Kudashev, visited Roerich Art Gallery in Naggar town of Kullu district to celebrate the 114th birth anniversary of Svetoslav Roerich, a Russian artist and founder of International Roerich Memorial Trust. Several cultural programs were held as part of the celebrations. Children participated in the singing and dancing activities. Ambassador Kudashev spoke about bilateral ties between India and Russia after the event. He also mentioned that the birth anniversary of Roerich was not the only reason for celebrations, it was also the 144th anniversary of International Roerich trust.


Workshop on prevention of trafficking of girls held in Manipur

Workshop on prevention of trafficking of girls held in ManipurIn the wake of rising human trafficking, especially girls from the remote hill villages of Manipur, The Good Samaritan Initiative, Manipur with sponsorship of Ministry of Women and Child Development, organised a two-day state level workshop on prevention of trafficking of girls for commercial sexual exploitation in hill districts of Manipur at the Manipur Press Club. Human trafficking, particularly child trafficking, has been on the rise in Manipur though it largely remained elusive from the public domain. The alarming rate is evident as more than 500 reported cases of young boys and girls trafficking have been recorded from 2008 to 2018, child trafficking were recorded. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry after drug peddling. Around 2.70 Crore people are victims of human trafficking world wide of which 95 percent are subjected to physical or sexual violence. There are about 40 lakh prostitutes in India and 40 percent of which are minors and that 80 percent of victims of human trafficking are women and girls. In Manipur too, most of the victims are minors, women and girls although there are no accurate figure. According to Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MCPCR), there are above 500 reported cases of rescued children in Manipur. The Christian community tops the chart of victims of human trafficking followed by the Muslim community in the state. Project Officer of the workshop cited failure of government schools as one of the main factors for mass unsafe migration of children from Manipur to other states. In all 70 percent of the total children are dependent on government schools in the states due to the poor economic condition of their families. Eventually, this provides great opportunity for the trafficker to lure the parents of children who are of poor economic background, he added.


Indian fashion designers are now seen in different light globally: Manish Malhotra

Indian fashion designers are now seen in different light globally: Manish MalhotraNew Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra says Indian fashion designers are today seen in a different light in the world, with many of them showcasing and presenting their collections at international fashion shows. Malhotra has been in the industry for about 28 years as a costume designer and has owned the Manish Malhotra label for 13 years. In these almost three decades, he has seen changes in the fashion industry.


'India is an obvious partner for UNSW'

'India is an obvious partner for UNSW'Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) As India seeks to reap its demographic dividend and foster innovation and skills for its aspirational young, Australia's global UNSW university is keen to step up its engagement by forging a strategic partnership and become the country's pre-eminent destination for Indian students and research partners. The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, ranked 45th in 2018 QS World University rankings, is looking at opportunities to build landmark research and education partnerships in India amid efforts by the Indian government to improve both quality and access of higher education. UNSW has an investment portfolio of AUS$1 billion to attract up to 1,000 academics from across the world over the next decade to ensure it is positioned as "a globally leading institution of higher learning".


Deaf-mute candidate to contest in MP assembly election

Deaf-mute candidate to contest in MP assembly electionA deaf and mute man from Madhya Pradesh's Satna is set to contest the assembly elections motivated by his desire to weed out social evils. He claims support of almost 50,000 differently-abled people in the city. Perhaps, this is for the first time a differently-abled man will be contesting elections in India. 36-year-old Sudeep Shukla is deaf and dumb since his cradle. Sudeep, a well off engineer working at Infosys in Bangalore, decided to quit his job to pursue his political ambitions. If elected, Sudeep Shukla will become first Indian deaf and mute person to enter assembly. His sister, Shraddha Shukla is his interpreter.


#MeToo has shaken up the patriarchy: Sushant Singh

#MeToo has shaken up the patriarchy: Sushant SinghMumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) TV actor and CINTAA General Secretary Sushant Singh says the #MeToo movement in India has shaken up the patriarchy, adding there is a tough fight ahead as the patriarchs will not give in so easily. "#MeToo in India -- the ugliness has shaken me up. The patriarchs won't give in so easily.


Telugu fastest growing language in US

Telugu fastest growing language in USWashington, Oct 22 (IANS) Telugu is the fastest growing language in the US, says a study by an American think tank. The number of US residents speaking Telugu rose by 86 per cent between 2010 and 2017, according to an online video by the World Economic Forum. The video referred to a study by the US-based Centre for Immigration, which analysed census data to look at the pace at which languages were being spoken in America.


Raikkonen wins F1 US Grand Prix

Raikkonen wins F1 US Grand PrixAustin (Texas), Oct 22 (IANS) Finland's Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari) won Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix in the US, surpassing Dutch driver Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and dethroning Great Britain's Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) who fell to the third spot.


India vs Windies: Ravindra Jadeja praises captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

India vs Windies: Ravindra Jadeja praises captain Virat Kohli and Rohit SharmaIndian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma slammed centuries as team India thrashed West Indies and lead the ODI series with 1-0. Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja praised Captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and said that if both the cricketer set themselves on the ground, then it becomes very difficult for any bowler to take their wickets.


India vs Windies: Hopefully in next game we'll get middle order quickly, says Jason Holder

India vs Windies: Hopefully in next game we'll get middle order quickly, says Jason HolderIndian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma slammed centuries as team India thrashed West Indies and lead the ODI series with 1-0. Captain of West Indies cricket team Jason Holder while addressing the media after the match said, "We have to get some wickets with new ball and get middle order as soon as possible. It didn't work today hopefully in next game we will try to get middle order a lot quicker".


John Abraham starts shooting for 'Batla House'

John Abraham starts shooting for 'Batla House'Bollywood actor John Abraham, who is all set to don the cop's hat in Nikkhil Advani's 'Batla House', has finally started shooting for the upcoming thriller drama. Advani took to his official Instagram account and announced the news of the shoot with a picture of the cast of the film. The post read, "With great power comes great responsibility!" Grateful to #RiteshShah for knocking at my door and thinking I could be entrusted to tell this story. To all those who have chosen to walk this journey with me... Here we go!!!" The flick is inspired by the real Batla House encounter that took place almost a decade ago on September 19, 2008, which is officially known as Operation Batla House. The incident took place against Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists in Batla House locality in Jamia Nagar, Delhi. The 'Parmanu' actor will be seen essaying the role of Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, who spearheaded the encounter. As the tagline suggests 'The story of India's Most Decorated/Controversial Cop', the case was about this one man who has had 70 encounters, a record 22 convictions from 30 cases and nine Gallantry Awards. The 45-year-old actor had earlier unveiled the poster of the film which featured him in a police uniform. This will be John and Nikkhil's second collaboration, the two have earlier worked together in 'Salaam-E-Ishq'. The movie is written by Ritesh Shah of 'Pink' fame and will hit the big screens on August 15, 2019.


Country recorded it's biggest-ever medal tally in history of Asian Games: Rajyavardhan Rathore

Country recorded it's biggest-ever medal tally in history of Asian Games: Rajyavardhan RathoreMinister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Rathore on Sunday said that India has recorded biggest ever medal tally in the history of Asian Games. Praising the athletes for their marvelous performances, he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his special focus on youth and sports. Rathore also reacted on Amritsar train mishap and said that these kind of incidents can be avoid by taking precautions and by following proper processes.


Meghalaya looking at options for technology in food processing

Meghalaya looking at options for technology in food processingParis, Oct 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Sunday said Meghalaya is looking at options for technology and machinery to build an efficient supply chain as well on development of product and branding to establish its unique identity. Sangma was speaking at the SIAL (Salon International de l'alimentation) Paris 2018, one of world's biggest food innovation exhibitions. Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal was also part of this mega food exhibition along with her delegation in Paris.


Pleased with the batting effort, says West Indies skipper

Pleased with the batting effort, says West Indies skipperGuwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) West Indies skipper Jason Holder on Sunday said despite the eight wicket loss against India in the first ODI, he is pleased with the batting effort of his team. A brilliant century by Shimron Hetmyer (106) and some useful contributions from Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach towards the end helped West Indies post 322/8. Hetmyer played 78 balls and slammed six boundaries and as many sixes before he was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja in the 39th over.


1st ODI: Bowlers could have applied bit better, says Kohli

1st ODI: Bowlers could have applied bit better, says KohliGuwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) After winning the first ODI against the West Indies here, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said bowlers could have performed better, especially in the last few overs. A brilliant century by Shimron Hetmyer (106) and some useful contributions from Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach towards the end helped West Indies post 322/8. Hetmyer played 78 balls and slammed six boundaries and as many sixes before he was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja in the 39th over.


Eastern India is becoming global hub for textile exports: PM Modi

Eastern India is becoming global hub for textile exports: PM ModiNew Delhi, Oct 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 36th 'Carpet Expo' in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi via video conferencing on Sunday. While addressing the gathering, he said that Eastern India region is becoming a global hub for country's textile exports. PM Modi added that Centre is also trying to encourage small and medium industries.


Rohit, Kohli star as India thrash West Indies in 1st ODI

Rohit, Kohli star as India thrash West Indies in 1st ODIGuwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) Opener Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli scored blistering centuries to help India thrash the West Indies by eight wickets in the first One-Day International match here on Sunday. India dominated with the bat through out the innings as Rohit remained unbeaten on 152 while Virat was dismissed for 140. On the other hand, West Indian bowlers struggled with the line and failed to take wickets.


Bijapur police organises Police Commemoration Run for youth

Bijapur police organises Police Commemoration Run for youthBijapur police has organised a 12 km Police Commemoration Run on the eve of Police commemoration day in the district headquarter. The cross country run was organised to pay homage to slain soldiers who lost their lives to establish peace in the region. More than 2000 participants from different parts of India took part in the run. The run was organised under the banner 'Manva Puna Bijapur'. The winners of the run were given awards.


India congratulates Afghan people for voting

India congratulates Afghan people for votingNew Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India on Sunday congratulated the people of Afghanistan for exercising their democratic rights in that country's parliamentary elections in the face of terror threats. "India congratulates the people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for exercising their democratic rights at parliamentary elections held today," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.


Magpie Group to conduct cricket talent search in Chandigarh

Magpie Group to conduct cricket talent search in ChandigarhNew Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Magpie Sports Group, one of India's leading sports management companies, announced on Sunday that they will conduct a talent hunt for aspiring cricketers in Chandigarh from January 10-14 next year. "India is an ocean of cricketing talent but with limited opportunities to get exposure overseas.


ISL: Battle of attackers as Pune face Bengaluru

ISL: Battle of attackers as Pune face BengaluruPune, Oct 21 (IANS) FC Pune City may find the going tough as they hunt for their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) against last year's runners-up Bengaluru FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Monday. Pune are languishing at the ninth spot in the league table after picking up just a solitary point from their first two away games. "I think Bengaluru FC is the best team in India.


Graeme Smith to deliver lecture at Jagmohan Dalmiya conclave

Graeme Smith to deliver lecture at Jagmohan Dalmiya conclaveKolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Former South African captain Graeme Smith will deliver a lecture at the second edition of the Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave slated for November 2 ahead of Indias first Twenty20 international against the West Indies, a source said on Sunday. It will also mark the beginning of the silver jubilee celebrations of the 1993 Cricket Association of Bengal Jubilee Tournament (Hero Cup). "Graeme Smith is scheduled to give the lecture on November 2.


Contribute to the motherland, Super 30 founder urges Indians abroad

Contribute to the motherland, Super 30 founder urges Indians abroadSan Jose, Oct 21 (IANS) Super 30 founder Anand Kumar on Sunday urged Indians living abroad to come back and contribute to the "motherland" where there is a "huge craving for education". Speaking at the 50th anniversary for "Indian for collective action" here, Anand said Indians have been doing wonders in different fields across the globe, and it would be "immensely satisfying" for them to give something back to their society. In India, there is a huge craving for education, but quality education is not accessible to all of them.


1st ODI: Hetmyer ton helps West Indies post challenging total vs India

1st ODI: Hetmyer ton helps West Indies post challenging total vs IndiaGuwahati, Oct 21 (IANS) A brilliant century by Shimron Hetmyer (106) and some useful contributions from Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach towards the end helped West Indies post 322/8 against India in the first One-Day International match here on Sunday. Hetmyer played 78 balls and slammed six boundaries and as many sixes before he was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja in the 39th over. Chandrapaul Hemraj Marlon Samuels were the only disappointments for West Indies as all other batters contributed and helped their team to get past the 300 run mark in their allotted 50 overs.


PM Modi felicitates winners of 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games

PM Modi felicitates winners of 2018 Summer Youth Olympic GamesPrime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated the winners of 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games on Sunday. India's campaign at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires ended with three golds, nine silvers and one bronze. This is India's best medal tally at the Summer Youth Olympic Games. India has won eight medals in 2010 and two in 2014.


Nikhil hopes for Guinness Record in freestyle football

Nikhil hopes for Guinness Record in freestyle footballNew Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) On the verge of making it to the prestigious Guinness World Records, professional freestyle footballer Nikhil Krishna wants to improve the profile of the relatively unknown sport in India. The 22-year-old from Delhi does not just want to bring accolades to the country, but also contribute towards improving the life of fellow freestyle footballers in the country. Apart from sole juggles, Nikhil also does sole juggle spin, head stall, neck stall, side head stall, Around the moon (ATM) and Lemmens around the world (LATW).


Corruptors seem a step ahead of enforcement agencies

Corruptors seem a step ahead of enforcement agenciesAfghanistan has just got into the big boys league, having played their first Test match against India a few months ago. Of the big four, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won the World Cup and all three are troubled by the nefarious activities of their players. It is not that only the subcontinental sides are corrupt, some of the top players from South Africa, England, Australia, New Zealand and West Indies have also faced allegations, charges and got punished.


Islamic, Indian medieval artefacts to be sold at Christie's London

Islamic, Indian medieval artefacts to be sold at Christie's LondonLondon, Oct 21 (IANS) Collectors and connoisseurs of Islamic and Indian art are in for a treat as medieval historical artefacts dating between the 9th and the 19th centuries will be on auction at Christie's London on Thursday. Illustrations from an early "Baburnama", gilded manuscripts of the Quran, a 17th century painting of Hindu goddess Bagalamukhi, and a pigment-on-paper work showing Mughal emperor Jahangir on a lion-hunt, will be some of the works that will go under the hammer at the day-long auction titled "Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds". On offer will be an illustration by artist Haydar Kashmiri from an early "Baburnama" -- an autobiographical account of Babur (1483-1530), who founded the Mughal empire in the Indian subcontinent in 1526.


Men should understand what consent is: Ayushmann

Men should understand what consent is: AyushmannMumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has supported the #MeToo movement by saying that men should understand what consent is. Reacting to the #MeToo campaign that has gathered momentum in India, especially in Bollywood, Ayushmann told media: "The #MeToo movement is a good movement, but at the same time, I feel both parties should be given equal opportunities to share their account and to prove their innocence. It is not only about workplace, but I think that the code of conduct should be followed in every sphere of society, be it our family or where we live." Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has announced the formation of a committee of four retired judges and a lawyer to examine all issues emanating from #MeToo, a movement against sexual harassment.


India's first domestic cruise 'Angriya' flagged off from Mumbai

India's first domestic cruise 'Angriya' flagged off from MumbaiBuild for an amazing sea experience, India's first domestic cruise, 'Angriya' has been flagged off from Mumbai to Goa on October 20. The cruise has six decks and 104 cabins. It can ferry 399 passengers at a time. The price range of the cruise will be from Rs 7,000 to Rs 12,000 for one-way. The cruise will run four times a week, except during monsoons. The cruise will provide passengers with a sunset view, a starry sky view and others. One of the crew members said, "It's like a dream come true because you never thought being in India you would be sailing in a cruise. We felt the breeze and saw the stars that you don't see in a city like Mumbai, we saw them."


PM Modi remembers Subhash Chandra Bose on 75th anniversary of Azad Hind Sarkar

PM Modi remembers Subhash Chandra Bose on 75th anniversary of Azad Hind SarkarPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered freedom fighter Netaji Subash Chandra Bose on the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of 'Azad Hind Sarkar'. PM Modi said, "Netaji had promised an India where everyone has equal rights and equal opportunities. He had promised a prosperous nation which was proud of its traditions, development in all areas. He had promised to uproot 'divide and rule'. Even after so many years those dreams remain unfulfilled." Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag at the Red Fort to mark the 75th anniversary of the proclamation of 'Azad Hind Sarkar' by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, on Sunday.


Asian kabaddi champions unsure of road ahead: Iran captain

Asian kabaddi champions unsure of road ahead: Iran captainChennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite Iran winning the kabaddi gold at the Asian Games earlier this year, team captain Fazel Atrachali is not sure about replicating the success four years down the line as he feels the road ahead is rough. "We lack a system," Atrachali told IANS on the sidelines of Pro Kabaddi Season 6 where he is leading former champions U Mumba.


Nur Jahan: The widow who became the Empress of India

Nur Jahan: The widow who became the Empress of IndiaPrice: Rs 599 For certain generations of Indians, the cinematic fable of Anarkali is perhaps the most celebrated, but cliched, introduction to royal court intrigues of the Mughal era, in which an enraged Emperor Akbar orders the confinement of Shehzada Salim or Jehangir's lover and semi-fictional heroine in a nondescript portion of a wall at the Lahore fort, following an elaborate courtship, including song and dance. Ruby Lal's biography "Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan" in many ways tries to throw the spotlight on the real heroine of the life and times of Jehangir: His empress Nur Jahan. Lal, in her feminist biography of the Nur Jahan -- born Mihr un-Nisa -- underscores her worth in the otherwise overwhelmingly male-dominated annals of the Mughal empire, which have invariably spoken about the men who wore the crown and defined the destinies of the millions who lived in their empire.


Liquidity worries, Q2 results to chart stock market's course

Liquidity worries, Q2 results to chart stock market's courseMumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Second-quarter earnings result season, combined with the direction of foreign fund flows and the liquidity situation of the NBFC (non-banking financial companies) sector are expected to determine the trajectory of Indian stock market indices during the upcoming week. "Markets next week would again focus on the developments in the liquidity situation of the NBFCs, HFCs (housing finance companies)," Devendra Nevgi, Founder and Principal Partner, Delta Global Partners, told IANS. Last Friday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) came out with new measures to increase the liquidity flow to NBFCs and HFCs.


Would love to make a tennis-based film: Shashank Khaitan

Would love to make a tennis-based film: Shashank KhaitanMumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Shashank Khaitan has said that he would love to make a film which will be based on tennis. Khaitan was interacting with media here at the launch of Tennis Premiere League 2018 along with Leander Paes and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on Saturday. When asked whether he would like to make a tennis-based film, he said: "There have been less tennis players in our country on whom a biopic can be made but they are really good.


Vice President addresses Indian diaspora in Belgium

Vice President addresses Indian diaspora in BelgiumBrussels, Oct 21 (IANS) India's Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visited the Jain Temple in the Belgian port city of Antwerp on Saturday where he addressed the Indian community. The event, organised by the members of Indian Association in Belgium and the Jain Culture Centre, was also attended by Antwerp Governor Ms. Cathy Berx. The function began with a Kathakali performance by Margi Kathakali Group from Trivandrum which presented "Geetopadesham", a performance based on the Bhagavad Gita.


Asian Hockey Champions Trophy: India beat Pakistan 3-1 to score second straight win

Asian Hockey Champions Trophy: India beat Pakistan 3-1 to score second straight winMuscat, Oct 21 (IANS) Skipper Manpreet Singh put on a stellar show as India registered a facile 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the second match of the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy here on Saturday. India got off to the worst possible start as Pakistan forced a goal in the opening minute of the match through a penalty corner. In the first quarter of the game, Pakistan dominated as India struggled to penetrate the Pakistan defence.


Kohli backs Rayudu for No. 4 spot

Kohli backs Rayudu for No. 4 spotGuwahati, Oct 20 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday backed Ambati Rayudu for the number four slot ahead of their first ODI against the West Indies here. "The team felt -- and I also watched him -- he is designed to play that middle order batsman role.


Security tightened ahead of India-West Indies first ODI

Security tightened ahead of India-West Indies first ODISecurity has been tightened in Assam's Guwahati ahead of the first One Day International between India and West Indies. The match would be played on October 21. Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Kuladhar Saikia, said, "All arrangements have been done. From security point of view all planning has been done. Senior officials are looking into the security. Even the players have been provided security. We are ensuring 100 percent security." In the recently held test series between India and West Indies, India won the series by 10 wickets.


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