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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 [...]

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 [...]

Major action on H1-B visa would worry India: CEA

Major action on H1-B visa would worry India: CEA

Major action on H1-B visa would worry India: CEA
Washington, 4/25
Any “serious actions” taken by the Trump Administration on the H-1B visa programme would be a cause of “worry” as a majority of Indian exports in the services sector go to the US, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has said.
“If there are serious actions taken it’s [...]

Marine Le Pen steps down as NF leader

Marine Le Pen steps down as NF leader

Marine Le Pen steps down as NF leader
Paris, 4/25
French presidential front-runner representing the far-right National Front (FN) Marine Le Pen said that she would step down as the party`s leader to focus on gathering a large number of voters ahead of the decisive round in May.
“I have always considered that the President of the Republic [...]

Macron, Le Pen ahead in French presidential race

Macron, Le Pen ahead in French presidential race

Macron, Le Pen ahead in French
presidential race
Paris, 4/24
Centrist Emmanuel Macron finished ahead of
far-right leader Marine Le Pen today to
qualify alongside her for the runoff in
France’s presidential election, initial
projections suggested.
Macron was projected to score 23-24
percent, with Le Pen at 21.6-23 per cent,
according to several polling institutes.
If the first-round result is confirmed, it
would put the 39-year-old pro-Europe
Macron [...]

Trump denounces anti-Semitism on Israel Holocaust day

Trump denounces anti-Semitism on Israel Holocaust day

Trump denounces anti-Semitism on Israel
Holocaust day
New York, 4/24
President Donald Trump vowed to wipe out
anti-Semitism in a message to mark
Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day
after his administration was criticised
for past statements about the genocide.
In a four-minute taped video played to the
World Jewish Congress in New York, the US
leader called the Holocaust “the darkest
chapter of human history” and [...]

38 Indians detained in UK for visa breach

38 Indians detained in UK for visa breach

38 Indians detained in UK for visa breach
London, 4/24
Britain’s immigration officials have
detained 38 Indians, including nine women,
for overstaying their visas or working
illegally after conducting raids in two
clothing factories in the city of
Leicester.
The UK Home Office Immigration Enforcement
team raided MK Clothing Ltd and Fashion
Times UK Ltd in the city in the East
Midlands region of England last [...]

Death toll in Afghanistan base attack rises to 140

Death toll in Afghanistan base attack rises to 140

Death toll in Afghanistan base attack
rises to 140
Kabul, 4/22
As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on
Friday by Taliban attackers apparently
disguised in military uniforms in what
would be the deadliest attack ever on an
Afghan military base, officials said.
One official in the northern city of
Mazar-i-Sharif, where the attack occurred,
said on Saturday at least 140 soldiers
were killed and many [...]

Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques

Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist mosques

Le Pen demands closure of all Islamist
mosques
Paris, 4/22
The deadly attack on a police bus in the
French capital here has dramatically
changed the course of the presidential
poll campaign with the far-right
candidate, Marine Le Pen, demanding the
closure of all Islamist mosques, a media
report said.
It was unclear whether the Thursday night
attack would tip the balance of the vote
in favour [...]

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