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Salman Khan's good week

2016-07-26 15:41:40

Salman Khan is having a good week indeed. Not only is his movie Sultan a hit, with box office collections reaching Rs.550 crores, he has now been acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases of poaching endangered animals which could have landed him in jail. According to this First Post article, the Jodhpur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has been hearing the case since November last year. Two ...
In Image: Farmer Shiva Murthy, whose sugarcane crop was trampled by elephants in July 2016–the fifth such pachyderm raid over the past year–used Wild Seve's toll-free number for assistance. Field agent Mahadevaswamy informed and brought along a forest official to validate and document Murthy's claim for compensation. The procedure for application, which once took up to 15 days–if farmers bothered ...
Chennai/New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Search for the missing AN-32 Indian Air Force plane continued for the fifth day on Tuesday, with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar saying that around four-five search leads had turned out to be "bad". The AN-32 which went missing on July 22 with 29 people on board remains untraced despite massive search operations in the Bay of Bengal, the authorities said on Tuesday. Parrikar ...
Rio de Janeiro, July 26 (IANS) Australia's Olympic boxers have toured the athletes' village in Rio and medal contender Shelley Watts has praised the facilities here and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) for ensuring their safety was prioritised before moving in on Wednesday. Watts, Daniel Lewis and Jason Whateley were among the first Australian athletes to touch down in Brazil for the Games ...
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said that the government has decided to undertake construction of 73 roads of operational significance along the India-China border.Replying to a poser in Lok Sabha, Rijiju said 46 roads are being constructed by the Ministry of Defence and 27 roads by the Ministry of Home Affairs.Further he said, out of 73 roads, 24 roads have been completed. ...
With Odisha raising concerns over the construction of barrages on Mahanadi, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday said the Mahanadi issue was being "unnecessarily politicised" as the state was proceeding with the projects only after the Central Water Commission's (CWC) nod."Chhattisgarh is taking water after getting nod from the CWC. In fact, we have the right to take more water. We are ...
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) Pakistan Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday slammed the US, saying the turmoil in the Middle East was due to the "double standards" of the Western power. "The criticism by the West that Asian integration is not possible due to cultural, religious and social diversity is not true as we believe that the strength of Asia is its diversity and with diversity comes the ...
Dhaka, July 26 (IANS) India has invited Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the BRICS and BRICS-BIMSTEC summit in October in Goa, Indian envoy Harsh Vardhan Shringla said here on Tuesday. India will host the Eighth Annual Summit of BRICS on October 15-16 in Goa, in its capacity as chair of the bloc comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. This is the second time that ...

Salman Khan's good week

2016-07-26 15:41:40

Salman Khan is having a good week indeed. Not only is his movie Sultan a hit, with box office collections reaching Rs.550 crores, he has now been acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in two cases of poaching endangered animals which could have landed him in jail. According to this First Post article, the Jodhpur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has been hearing the case since November last year. Two ...
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's two-day Kashmir trip turned out to be a damp squib. Most people who were invited to meet him amid the current unrest - the deadliest in years - refused to see him and almost all the expectations people had from the visit seem to have sunk into despair. The Home Minister ended the visit on Sunday with old anti-Pakistan rhetoric that had nothing new to offer to angry ...
By Alexandra Ulmer and Girish Gupta CARACAS/BOGOTA (Reuters) - Even for Venezuela's notoriously opaque economy, it was a sweetheart deal that went too far. Last August, state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA issued one of its largest tenders in recent years: a multi-billion dollar project in the Orinoco Belt, the world's largest crude reserve. The project was designed to shore up the OPEC ...
* Nine believed to be plotting attack similar to July 1 assault * Police believe militants to be members of banned group * Militants opened fire as police attempted to enter building (Adds details) By Ruma Paul DHAKA, July 26 (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh killed nine militants on Tuesday who were believed to have been plotting an attack similar to the one on a cafe on July 1 that killed ...
By Tatiana Bautzer and Guillermo Parra-Bernal SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Mylan NV have shown preliminary interest in a Brazilian generic drugmaking joint-venture in which Pfizer Inc has a 40 percent stake, two people familiar with the process said. India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and three buyout firms are also eyeing the venture, Laboratório Teut|Pfizer, ...
In a first of its kind initiative, an independent music festival in Cambridgeshire is offering people the chance to have their illegal drugs tested and remove the potentially toxic substances from circulation.The unique testing facility is organised by Loop, an organisation that conducts forensic testing of drugs at festivals and nightclubs and offers associated welfare support in collaboration with ...
New York: Dodo, an extinct bird whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, was actually fairly smart, new research suggests. The overall size of the dodo's brain in relation to its body size was on par with its closest living relatives: Pigeons - birds whose ability to be trained implies a moderate level of intelligence. "It is not impressively large or impressively small -- ...
Astronomers, though not entirely sure what it is, are viewing a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of suns. If the gas ball is the result of a supernova, then it's the most powerful supernova ever seen. An international team of professional and amateur astronomers spotted the possible supernova, now called ASASSN-15lh, when ...
The literacy rate among Muslims showed the largest increase of 9.4 percentage points, from 59.1% in 2001 to 68.5% in 2011, among India's minorities, according to data presented in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on July 21, 2016. Muslims are followed by Buddhists (8.6 percentage points), Sikhs (6 percentage points), Christians (4.2 percentage points) and Jains (0.8 percentage points). Hindus-the ...
As new education minister Prakash Javadekar takes charge of a ministry that appeared to impede the Prime Minister’s desire to see world-class Indian universities, step one could be to get his ministry’s first-ever national ranking in order. The Ministry of Human Resource Development’s maiden ranking exercise for Indian universities, India Rankings 2016—a guide for students—lacks three key ...

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