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Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino to be on Cannes jury

Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino to be on Cannes jury

Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino to be on
Cannes jury
(Ent)
Los Angeles, 4/26
Actor Will Smith and Italian filmmaker Paolo
Sorrentino will serve on the 70th Cannes Film
Festival’s jury.
The two will be joined by “X Men: Days of
Future Past” actress Fan Bingbing and German
director Maren Ade and other previously
announced jurors Jessica Chastain and Pedro
Almodovar, reported Variety.
French actress Agnes Jaoui, South [...]

Neha Dhupia joins the cast of ‘Tumhari Sulu’

Neha Dhupia joins the cast of ‘Tumhari Sulu’

Neha Dhupia joins the cast of ‘Tumhari Sulu’
(Ent)
Mumbai, 4/26
Actress Neha Dhupia is teaming up with Vidya
Balan in upcoming film “Tumhari Sulu”.
The comedy-drama will see Balan play a radio
jockey again after “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”.
Dhupia will essay the role of Balan’s boss.
“Tumhari Sulu” is being produced by T-Series
and Atul Kasbekar’s Ellipsis Entertainment.
“Say hello to the dazzling [...]

‘Funds desperately needed to avert Yemen famine’

‘Funds desperately needed to avert Yemen famine’

‘Funds desperately needed to avert Yemen
famine’
Geneva, 4/26
UN chief Antonio Guterres urged countries on
Tuesday to pitch in to help prevent a looming
famine in war-torn Yemen, warning that
children especially were already dying at an
alarming rate.
“Yemen today is experiencing a tragedy of
immense proportions,” the UN Secretary
General told country representatives gathered
in Geneva for an aid pledging conference.
“We are witnessing [...]

Indian-American woman honoured

Indian-American woman honoured

Indian-American woman honoured
Washington, 4/26
A US lawmaker has honoured an Indian-American
woman posthumously by hoisting the American
flag over the Capitol in her honour.
Congressman George Holding, Co-Chair of the
Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-
Americans, honoured Vimala Padmanabhan
Kolappa on February 28, two days after she
died.
Her son Vimal Kolappa, a North Carolina-based
hotelier and philanthropist who received the
flag, today said “It [...]

Indian-American student invited for TEDx talk in Pari

Indian-American student invited for TEDx talk  in Pari

Indian-American student invited for TEDx talk
in Paris
Washington, 4/26
An Indian-American student from the
prestigious Harvard University has been
invited for a talk at the TEDx in Paris next
month on an innovative hand held device for
diagnosis of malaria, a disease which in 2014
accounted for 438,000 deaths globally.
Aimed at diagnosis and treatment of this
dreaded disease, two Indian-American
undergraduate students at the [...]

Part of THAAD elements deployed in SKorea

Part of THAAD elements deployed in SKorea

Part of THAAD elements deployed in SKorea
(Intl)
Seoul, 4/26
Part of the elements of the US Terminal High
Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile system
has been deployed in South Korea, its Defence
Ministry said on Wednesday.
Without elaborating, the Ministry said in a
statement that part of the THAAD battery was
installed in the southeastern part of the
country in a bid to secure [...]

50-km bridge to Hong Kong

50-km bridge to Hong Kong

50-km bridge to Hong Kong (Intl)
Beijing, 4/26
In yet another engineering marvel, China is
building a 50-km bridge to Hong Kong.
This Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is almost
completed.
By means of this bridge, the 4-hour car
journey between Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau will
be reduced to just 45 minutes!
It will be the longest sea crossing in the
world.
50-km bridge to Hong Kong
Beijing, 4/26
In yet [...]

Kakinada Port & Kacheguda-Krishnarajapuram

Kakinada Port & Kacheguda-Krishnarajapuram

20 Summer Special Trains between Kacheguda-
Kakinada Port & Kacheguda-Krishnarajapuram
Secunderabad, 4/26
South Central Railway in a press release
informed that 20 summer special trains will
be run between Kacheguda-Kakinada Port and
Kacheguda-Krishnarajapuram in order to clear
extra rush of Passengers during summer
season.
Train No. 07425 Kacheguda-Kakinada Port
Special Train will depart Kacheguda at 18:45
hrs on 28th April, 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
May, 2017 [...]

I wasn’t asked to campaign: Sheila Dikshit

I wasn’t asked to campaign: Sheila Dikshit

I wasn’t asked to campaign: Sheila Dikshit
New DElhi, 4/26
Sheila Dikshit, a senior Congress leader who
served three consecutive terms as Chief
Minister of the capital, was blunt in her
advice to her party today. “It’s the people’s
mandate, accept it gracefully,” she said, as
the Congress placed third for the local
elections in Delhi. The BJP had a huge lead.
Arvind Kejriwal’s [...]

Sharad meets Sonia over Prez nominee

Sharad meets Sonia over Prez nominee

Sharad meets Sonia over Prez nominee
New Delhi, 4/26
Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Tuesday
met Congress president Sonia Gandhi amid talk
of a joint presidential candidate being put
up by the opposition.
Gandhi, who has emerged as the central force
in uniting various parties on the issue,
spent some time discussing the current
political situation.
However, Yadav, whose name is among one of
the [...]

Sasikala banners removed from AIADMK office

Sasikala banners removed from AIADMK office

Sasikala banners removed from AIADMK office
Chennai, 4/26
Banners featuring AIADMK General Secretary VK
Sasikala were removed from the party
headquarters here, a day after the rival
Panneerselvam camp made such a demand to
“uphold the sanctity” of the party office.
The Panneerselvam camp welcomed the move,
saying it was a “positive step.”
The banners were removed this morning.
Yesterday, the ‘Presidium Chairman’ of the
Panneerselvam [...]

15 holidays to be cancelled in UP

15 holidays to be cancelled in UP

15 holidays to be cancelled in UP
Lucknow, 4/26
Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government
announced that fifteen holidays on
anniversaries of great personalities in
schools and government would be cancelled.
“One hour event will be organised on
occasions, state power minister Shrikant
Sharma told reporters.
UP government today also approved the setting
up of an anti- land mafia task force to check
rampant land grabbing in [...]

‘BJP trying to poach AAP legislators’

‘BJP trying to poach AAP legislators’

‘BJP trying to poach AAP legislators’
New Delhi, 4/26
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Alka Lamba has
claimed that Bharatiya Janata Party offered
her Lok Sabha Election ticket if she defected
to the BJP.
She accused the BJP of trying to poach AAP
legislators.
Lamba, a legislator from Chandni Chowk,
claimed she received a call from a BJP
person, who offered her a Lok Sabha [...]

No plan to impose Hindi: Centre

No plan to impose Hindi: Centre

No plan to impose Hindi: Centre
New Delhi, 4/26
The Centre has once again clarified that
Hindi will not be imposed on non-native
speakers of the language in the country.
The Ministry of Home Affairs said that that
the earlier recommendation by the government
was a request and did not entail any
order/instruction.
The clarification came a day after Union
Minister of State for Home [...]

Maken quits as Delhi Congress chief

Maken quits as Delhi Congress chief

Maken quits as Delhi Congress chief
New Delhi, 4/26
With Congress trailing in the keenly-
contested municipal corporation polls in the
national capital, its Delhi unit chief Ajay
Maken resigned from his post on Wednesday
taking moral responsibility for his party’s
electoral debacle.
As Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief, I
take responsibility for Congress’ defeat in
the MCD polls. I have decided to resign from
my [...]

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