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As director, I'm leaning towards love, relationships: Ryan Eggold

As director, I'm leaning towards love, relationships: Ryan EggoldNew Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) After making a mark as an actor through his stint in "The Blacklist" and "The Blacklist: Redemption", Ryan Eggold made his directorial debut last year with "Literally, Right Before Aaron". The American actor says the transition to taking charge of everything was challenging, but he is not in a mood to give up. More than anything, it's the writing," Eggold told IANS over the phone from Singapore in an India exclusive interview.


Need to create theatres where people can enjoy entertainment at affordable prices: Shah Rukh Khan

Need to create theatres where people can enjoy entertainment at affordable prices: Shah Rukh KhanBollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan while speaking at the Magnetic Maharashtra event said that we are not able to create places and theatres in India where people can enjoy entertainment at the rate they want to. "We should look up to China who has created 50 to 60000 theatres in last 5 years" the actor added.


India for seeking ICJ's ruling on use of force without UNSC nod

India for seeking ICJ's ruling on use of force without UNSC nodUnited Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) India has supported a proposal to get the opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legal consequences of nations using force against others without the approval of the Security Council as required by the UN Charter. The proposal made by Russia and Belarus to get the World Court's advisory opinion on the matter "may help to clarify the legal principles governing the right to and situations for the use of force under the UN Charter", the Indian Mission's Legal Adviser Yedla Umasankar said on Tuesday.


Gang withdraws money through fake cheques, 4 arrested

Gang withdraws money through fake cheques, 4 arrestedPolice busted a gang for withdrawing four crore from the account of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).The gang used five different cheques to withdraw an amount of four crore from the NHAI's Indusind bank's account. The police arrested four persons in the case. The police also recovered case worth seven lakh, a car and some jewellery.


India contributes $1 mn for Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita: UN

India contributes $1 mn for Tonga devastated by Cyclone Gita: UNUnited Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) India in contributing $1 million for relief efforts in the Pacific Ocean Kingdom of Tonga that was devastated by Cyclone Gita last week, according to the UN. Of that $500,000 would be given as immediate relief to Tonga and another $500,000 would be allocated to it from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund (I-UNDPF), the UN Office of South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) announced Monday. "Following the assessment of the damages caused and priorities needing support, the Government of Tonga will identify the rehabilitation projects to be supported through the I-UNDPF," UNOSSC said.


Andhra Pradesh government, Facebook India collaborate for IT projects

Andhra Pradesh government, Facebook India collaborate for IT projectsThe government of Andhra Pradesh will collaborate with Facebook (India) in a bid to take up innovative pilot projects in the state. Andhra Pradesh Information and Technology Minister Nara Lokesh met Facebook (India) Connectivity Policy Head Aswani Rana regarding the same. They decided to work on providing internet facility to every household through fiber grid project, internet, WiFi, and TV services at nominal cost of Rs 149. They further decided to provide training to women, small scale and cottage industries so that they can sell their products online. Lokesh asked the FB team to take up innovative pilot projects in Andhra Pradesh for which the latter responded positively.


ED probing 120 shell companies linked to Nirav, Choksi

ED probing 120 shell companies linked to Nirav, ChoksiNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is probing 120 shell companies allegedly linked to dimond trader Nirav Modi and Gitanjali Group chief Mehul Choksi even as Income Tax officials claimed to have found two companies linked to Nirav that received Rs 555 crore from foreign companies between 2013 and 2014. "The agency is investigating 79 shell companies owned by the Gitanjali Group chief and 41 owned by Modi in India," an ED official told IANS on the condition of anonymity.


SRK meets Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and family

SRK meets Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and familyBollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family in Mumbai on Tuesday. Trudeau and his family were seen donning Indian attire. The Canadian PM wore a 'Sherwani' and his wife looked elegant in a white 'saree.' Earlier, Trudeau and his family visited the Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, and Gandhi Ashram in Sabarmati. Trudeau is on a visit to India, which aims to strengthen the bilateral ties between both nations.


Magnetic Maharashtra: Piyush Goyal hails state's contribution to India's growth

Magnetic Maharashtra: Piyush Goyal hails state's contribution to India's growthUnion Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday hailed Maharashtra's contribution to India and called it 'truly remarkable.' The Union Minister said the state's contribution is overwhelming whether in the form of taxes, human brains trust, it's contribution to growth of different sectors, FDI and GDP numbers. Minister Goyal also hailed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' 'great efforts' in making 'Magnetic Maharashtra' a grand success. Goyal was addressing during the Magnetic Maharashtra event in Mumbai.


Rajasthan Royals begin first camp ahead of IPL 2018

Rajasthan Royals begin first camp ahead of IPL 2018Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals' Indian cricketers are participating in the three-day camp organised at the Cricket Club of India (CCI)'s Brabourne stadium in Mumbai from Tuesday. According to information, seven Indian players who are part of the Rajasthan Royals' squad for the upcoming season of IPL will undergo training at the camp under the guidance of Zubin Bharucha. On day one of the camp, the likes of Aryaman Birla, Mahipal Lomror, S Midhun and Jatin Saxena attended the role specification camp from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Indian international Ajinkya Rahane, who recently returned from India's tour of South Africa, paid a visit to the camp and had an interactive session with the players.


Jharkhand bans Popular Front of India for IS links

Jharkhand bans Popular Front of India for IS linksRanchi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has banned the Popular Front of India for its alleged links to the Islamic State, official sources said on Tuesday. "The state has banned the Popular Front of India, which is active in Jharkhand, under the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908. The Home Department had recommended the ban," a government statement said.


Coach Constantine accepts India football team contract extension

Coach Constantine accepts India football team contract extensionNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine on Tuesday accepted the offer to have his contract with the team extended beyond the AFC Asia Cup next year. 2015-2019)," Constantine wrote on his blog. This time round, qualifying for the Asian Cup in 2019, winning the SAFF, and taking India to its highest ranking in modern history, 96 are all great achievements.


Airtel Delhi Half Marathon raises record charity amount

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon raises record charity amountNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The 10th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017 on Tuesday shattered all previous records to raise Rs. 8.10 crore for charity.


RBI sets deadline for SWIFT changes, forms panel to look into rising bank frauds

RBI sets deadline for SWIFT changes, forms panel to look into rising bank fraudsMumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks to implement measures to strengthen the SWIFT operating environment within a deadline, even as it set up a committee to look into factors leading to increased number of frauds. The apex bank further said in view of large divergences observed in asset classification and provisioning in the credit portfolio of banks as well as the rising incidence of frauds in the Indian banking system, it has been decided to constitute an Expert Committee under the chairmanship of Y.H, Malegam, a former member of the Central Board of Directors of RBI.


Over 15,000 runners for IDBI Federal New Delhi Marathon

Over 15,000 runners for IDBI Federal New Delhi MarathonNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Over 15,000 runners are all set to run the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2018 on February 25.


Tanuja Chandra, Juhi Chaturvedi launch Writer's Lounge

Tanuja Chandra, Juhi Chaturvedi launch Writer's LoungeMumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Director-writer Tanuja Chandra, screenwriter Juhi Chaturvedi, actor-director-writer Swati Semwal and writer Ishani Banerjee launched a Writer's Lounge here on Tuesday. It is available for writers of all ages, associated with the Screenwriters Association (SWA), to come, sit and write, read a statement. Semwal, the Creative Head of First Step Entertainment Capital, said: "The idea to start the space actually came to my mind while trying to meet my own needs of finding a suitable space to write.


Reliance Jio ranks 17 in Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies list

Reliance Jio ranks 17 in Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies listNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Reliance Jio earned the number 17 spot on the global list of Fast Company's annual ranking of the worlds 50 Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, and also ranks at number one for Most Innovative Companies in India, a company statement said here on Tuesday. "Since the launch of Jio, our mission has been bold yet simple: to make broadband technology affordable and accessible to every person in India," stated Akash Ambani, Director, Reliance Jio.


Watch: PM Modi addresses national conference on 'Agriculture 2022-Doubling Farmers' Income'

Watch: PM Modi addresses national conference on 'Agriculture 2022-Doubling Farmers' Income'Asserting that agriculture is the basis of mankind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India introduced tremendous techniques of farming at the global front. He said India's cultural heritage and agricultural methods presented the farming techniques across the globe. Prime Minister Modi was addressing during a national conference under the title of 'Agriculture 2022-Doubling Farmers' Income' in the national capital.


Over 15,000 runners for IDBI New Delhi Marathon

Over 15,000 runners for IDBI New Delhi MarathonNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Over 15,000 runners are all set to run the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2018 on February 25.


No surprises in badminton team for CWG

No surprises in badminton team for CWGNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) There were no surprises in the Indian badminton team which was picked on Tuesday for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4. P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will lead Indias charge. The mixed team event which starts on April 5 will see World No. 3 Indian Kidambi Srikanth, leading India's challenge down under.


Suchitra Pillai's 'The Valley' gets India release date

Suchitra Pillai's 'The Valley' gets India release dateNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Suchitra Pillai's award-winning American film "The Valley" will be releasing in India on March 2.


Global cues, weak rupee pull equity indices lower

Global cues, weak rupee pull equity indices lowerMumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Weak global cues, coupled with a declining rupee and prolonged outflow of foreign funds, pulled the key Indian equity indices lower on Tuesday.


Tvesa, Gursimar ready for another battle in fifth leg of Hero WPGT

Tvesa, Gursimar ready for another battle in fifth leg of Hero WPGTGreater Noida, Feb 20 (IANS) Tvesa Malik, who won last week to rise to the top of the Hero Order of Merit on the Womens Pro Golf Tour, will start as one of the big favourites for the fifth leg here. The first four legs, all in the Western part of India in Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Pune, have all produced different winners, making the upcoming Northern leg a wide open affair. The first two events of the current season were won by Vani Kapoor and Sharmila Nicollet, who have since been overseas, while Gursimar Badwal in the third leg and Tvesa Malik in the fourth turned in fine performances.


Tight security in Amritsar ahead of Trudeau visit

Tight security in Amritsar ahead of Trudeau visitAmritsar/Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Tight security was in place in and around this holy city for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's visit to the Golden Temple complex on Wednesday. Government security agencies and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) officials were on Tuesday working to ensure the visit to the Sikh shrine goes without hindrance or controversy since radical Sikhs may seek to rake up the issue of a separate Sikh homeland "Khalistan". Hundreds of personnel of Punjab Police and other security agencies were stationed at the Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport near here, and on the road from the airport to the Golden Temple complex and other areas Trudeau is expected to visit.


Need to create decent space for specially abled: Onir

Need to create decent space for specially abled: OnirMumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Onir, who has made an emotionally fulfilling documentary titled "Raising The Bar" on those afflicted with Down syndrome, says there is a need to create a decent space for the specially abled. The film, shot in Australia and India with the active contribution of those lovely children and young persons trying to assimilate into mainstream society, takes the audience on an emotionally overwhelming journey with the parents of progenies with Down syndrome. "We shot the film in Australia and India.


'Singham' franchise to be made into animation series

'Singham' franchise to be made into animation seriesAn animated version of Bollywood action-flick, 'Singham' is coming out soon. Franchise's director, Rohit Shetty has been working on the special installment in association with Discovery Kids and Reliance Animation. Titled 'Little Singham', the animated series will revolve around the character of same name that will essay the role of youngest "super cop" of India. The iconic 'Singham' pose and the popular dialogue "Aata Majhi Satakli" also made it to the trailer.


IPL: Star bags production rights, but advertisers find rates too expensive

IPL: Star bags production rights, but advertisers find rates too expensiveStar India won the global rights for Indian Premier League for five years starting from 2018 and to recoup it has set a target of Rs 2,000 crore from TV and digital ad sale for the first year.


Trump Jr in India to sell flats worth 3-11 crore plus

Trump Jr in India to sell flats worth 3-11 crore plusThe eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians.


AI launches Amritsar-Birmingham non-stop flight

AI launches Amritsar-Birmingham non-stop flightNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) National carrier Air India (AI) on Tuesday launched a non-stop flight from Amritsar to Birmingham. The twice-a-week direct flight is being operated on the Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham-Amritsar-Delhi route with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the airline said. "Air India's direct flight from Amritsar to Birmingham and back will not only cater to the needs of the ethnic community to fly direct to city of the Golden Temple but also help to enhance tourism and trade relations between the two countries," the airline said in a statement.


India aim to seal the deal in 2nd T20I against S. Africa

India aim to seal the deal in 2nd T20I against S. AfricaCenturion, Feb 20 (IANS) After a comprehensive victory in the first Twenty20 International, India will aim to seal the three-match series when they take on South Africa in the second match here at the SuperSport Park on Wednesday. In the first game, a brilliant all-round show helped visitors beat hosts South Africa by 28 runs at the New Wanderers Stadium. Put in to bat, Shikhar Dhawan (72) hammered the South African bowlers all around the park and helped India post a massive 203/5 before pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/24) wreaked havoc in the South African batting line-up to take a crucial 1-0 lead.


IT exports growth likely to be 7-9% in FY19

IT exports growth likely to be 7-9% in FY19Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) expects India's IT exports to grow at 7-9 per cent to be at $135-$137 billion in 2018-19. The IT exports during the current financial year are projected to be $126 billion, a growth of 7.8 per cent over the previous year. The domestic revenues, excluding hardware, is expected to grow by 10-12 per cent to be at $28-29 billion in the next financial year against $26 billion likely in FY2018.


Amazing: Temple for dog in Ghaziabad

Amazing: Temple for dog in GhaziabadIndia is a county of innumerous myths and faiths. Some of them are quite unbelievable.


Leasing up 50% in logistics sector in second-half of 2017: Report

Leasing up 50% in logistics sector in second-half of 2017: ReportNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Leasing activity in the logistics and warehousing segment in India rose 50 per cent during the second-half of 2017, compared to the first-half of the year, a report said here on Tuesday.


Cabinet ends CIL monopoly, allows mining by private firms

Cabinet ends CIL monopoly, allows mining by private firmsNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) In the most significant move involving the Indian coal sector since its nationalisation in 1973, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday decided to end the monopoly status of state-miner Coal India Ltd (CIL) by opening commercial mining for the private sector. Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal told reporters here after a Cabinet meeting that it had approved the methodology for auctioning coal mines to private companies in order to bring efficiency into the sector. "The government has taken several measures in the coal sector, which will enhance competition in the system, bring efficiency in coal production, reduce coal import, save foreign exchange and generate job opportunities for the people," Goyal said.


ICC ODI rankings: Kohli bags rare double, Rashid, Bumrah top ranked bowlers

ICC ODI rankings: Kohli bags rare double, Rashid, Bumrah top ranked bowlersDubai, Feb 20 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli achieved a rare feat on Tuesday when he crossed the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings. Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan and India pacer Jasprit Bumrah also took joint-top position among bowlers, an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement said.


Moody's, Fitch may downgrade $1.8 bn fraud-hit PNB

Moody's, Fitch may downgrade $1.8 bn fraud-hit PNBNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Already reeling under $1.8 billion fraud blow, the Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Tuesday got another shock from two top rating agencies Moody's and Fitch who are mulling to downgrade the bank's ratings. Fitch Ratings has placed PNB Viability Rating of 'bb' on Rating Watch Negative (RWN), following the $1.8 billion fraud detected in the bank, an official statement said here on Tuesday. Moody's Investors Service placed under review for downgrade PNB local and foreign currency deposit rating of Baa3/P-3 and foreign currency issuer rating Baa3, an official statement said.


Mandeep Mor, Sumit Junior, Shilanand new faces in national hockey squad

Mandeep Mor, Sumit Junior, Shilanand new faces in national hockey squadNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Defender Mandeep Mor and forwards Sumit Kumar and Shilanand Lakra on Tuesday earned maiden call-ups to the Indian hockey squad, while veteran midfielder Sardar Singh returned and captain Manpreet Singh was rested for the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to begin March 3 in Ipoh, Malaysia. Sardar will captain the side, while the responsibility of vice captain will be shouldered by forward Ramandeep Singh. Experienced defenders Rupinder Pal Singh, Birender Lakra and Kothajit Singh are not in the squad, and neither are seasoned attackers S.V. Sunil and Akashdeep Singh and veteran goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh.


Seven ISL reserve teams among eighteen in Second Division League

Seven ISL reserve teams among  eighteen in Second Division LeagueNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Eighteen teams comprising seven Indian Super League (ISL) clubs' reserve teams (Except ATK, Northeast United FC, Mumbai City FC) will compete in the preliminary round of the Second Division League starting from March 16, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement. The preliminary round which will kick-off on March 16, will continue until May 15.


New banking code issued to further protect digital transactions

New banking code issued to further protect digital transactionsNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI) on Tuesday released a new "Code of Bank's Commitment to Customers" to ensure protection of consumers' rights in the dynamic banking environment. A BCSBI statement said the new codes will be adopted and implemented, without exception, by the member banks with immediate effect. The independent banking industry watchdog that protects consumers of banking services in India said the 2018 edition of the code has given significant importance to protect interests of consumers embracing digital transactions.


China wooing Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects: Report

China wooing Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects: ReportIslamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) China has been wooing Baloch militants by quietly holding talks with them for over five years in an attempt to protect the $60 billion infrastructure projects it is financing as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), according to a media report. Pakistan's daily Dawn on Tuesday cited a report by the Financial Times as saying that three people with knowledge of the talks told the Times that Beijing had been in direct contact with militants in Balochistan, where many of the CPEC-related schemes were located.


Moody's place PNB's ratings under review for downgrade

Moody's place PNB's ratings under review for downgradeNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday placed under review for downgrade Punjab National Bank's (PNB) local and foreign currency deposit rating of Baa3/P-3 and foreign currency issuer rating Baa3, an official statement said here. It said "likely financial impact of the fraudulent transactions is the key driver for the review for downgrade." At the same time, Moody's has placed the bank's Baseline Credit Assessment (BCA) and adjusted BCA of ba3 and the Counterparty Risk Assessment (CRA) of Baa3(cr)/P-3(cr) under review for downgrade.


Equity indices trade higher; metals, IT stocks gain

Equity indices trade higher; metals, IT stocks gainMumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices on Tuesday traded on a higher note during the mid-afternoon session -- amid volatility -- with healthy buying in metals, consumer durables, IT and banking stocks.


'Black Panther' will inspire people of all backgrounds: Michelle Obama

'Black Panther' will inspire people of all backgrounds: Michelle ObamaWashington, Feb 20 (IANS) Former first lady of the US Michelle Obama believes the film "Black Panther" will be an inspiration to individuals from all backgrounds, and the youth will see superheroes that look like them. Michelle appreciated and hailed the team of "Black Panther", which is among the first films from the house of Marvel Studios that predominantly has a black cast and also shows a number of women of substance who work as the allies of the protagonist T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman).


Fitch places PNB on 'Rating Watch Negative', may downgrade

Fitch places PNB on 'Rating Watch Negative', may downgradeNew Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Fitch Ratings has placed Punjab National Bank's (PNB) Viability Rating of 'bb' on Rating Watch Negative (RWN), following the $1.8 billion fraud detected in the bank, an official statement said here on Tuesday. Fitch clarified that it would resolve the Rating Watch once more clarity emerges on the extent of control failures and the impact on PNB's financial position. "At this stage, Fitch does not view this event to have an impact on PNB's Support Rating Floor (BBB-) due to the bank's high systemic importance as the second-largest state-owned bank.


I always look beyond the frame: Cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee

I always look beyond the frame: Cinematographer Sudeep ChatterjeeMumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) National Award winning cinematographer, whose talent has added value to Hindi films like "Chak De! India", "Dhoom 3", "Bajirao Mastani", "Kaabil" and the latest "Padmaavat", says as a visual storyteller, he always tries to look beyond the frame to capture the larger sight of the story. Whether it is the angry hockey coach Kabir Khan, the quadriplegic magician Ethan Mascarenhas, the Maratha warrior Bajirao or the deadly Sultan Alauddin Khilji -- Chatterjee has, through his lens, captured some iconic actors essaying characters beyond the usual.


'Welcome To New York' team yet to take decision on Rahat's song

'Welcome To New York' team yet to take decision on Rahat's songMumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Director Chakri Toleti, who has helmed the forthcoming film "Welcome To New York", says the makers are yet to decide whether to accept the suggestion of singer-turned-Union minister Babul Supriyo's demand to remove Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice from the film's song "Ishtehaar" or keep it. "No decision has been taken on the Rahat Fateh Ali Khan song. "Welcome To New York" is a rib-tickling comedy that tells the story of two unlikely youngsters living in India in search of a better life for themselves.


One million trees pledged for Trump Forest

One million trees pledged for Trump ForestWashington, Feb 20 (IANS) More than one million trees have been pledged for Trump Forest, a bid by environmentalists to offset the US Presidents curtailing of clean energy initiatives by planting 10 billion trees around the globe, the media reported on Tuesday. "US president Donald Trump doesn't believe in the science of human-caused climate change," reads the website for the project, launched before Trump withdrew the US from the Paris climate accord. "So we're planting a forest to soak up the extra greenhouse gases Trump plans to put into our atmosphere.


Khalistan issue has derailed focus of Trudeau's visit: Herb Dhaliwal

Khalistan issue has derailed focus of Trudeau's visit: Herb DhaliwalToronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Canadas first Cabinet minister of Indian origin, Herb Dhaliwal, says the focus of the on-going visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India has been derailed by the Khalistan issue. "It is very unfortunate that the media in India has overblown this Khalistan issue. This has shifted the focus away from trade -- which is what the two countries should be discussing," Dhaliwal, who in 1993 became the first Indian to be elected as an MP in the Western world, told IANS.


Bringing the flavour of van Gogh to grunge Kolkata

Bringing the flavour of van Gogh to grunge KolkataPrice: Rs 350 What do Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh and India's grand old city, Kolkata, share in common? The answer lies in the leap of imagination that author Arnab Nandy has shown in his just over 200-page novel. "On The Road to Tarascon" is a novel where fact meets fiction in order to create an interesting plot around van Gogh's self-portrait "The Painter on the Road to Tarascon", which is believed to have been lost in the ravages of the second World War, more specifically to a fire at a museum in Madgeburg in Germany.


Now pay your utility bills with 'Tez'

Now pay your utility bills with 'Tez'Google India announced that through its digital payments app, Tez, users can pay their bills within minutes, without any transaction charges. It will start from supporting more than 80 billers, including national and state electricity providers, gas, water, DTH and mobile postpaid bills and recharge. The new bill pay feature will include major utilities like Reliance Energy, BSES and Dish TV, and in total will cover all states and major metros in India. For recurring bill payments, a timely notification will be sent to the users when their bill arrives, and users will be able to check whether they have paid a bill by simply tapping the biller's name on their Tez home screen. It will enable users to view all past payments grouped by bill, as well as manage bills from multiple accounts. Built to support Bharat BillPay system, for most utilities Tez will also let users get an alert when a new bill comes in.


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