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Indian Vice President joined 2nd World Hindu Congress in Chicago

Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu

Shuvananda Puri: Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu address the 2nd World Hindu Congress being held in Chicago on the occasion of 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Historic Speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 1893. The Vice President will also participate in a programme organized by 14 Telugu Associations of the US at Hindu Temple of Greater ...

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“Joy Bangla Youth Award on Oct 20,2018”

Rajib Sharma, Ctg. Office: The third edition of “Joy Bangla Youth Award” will be held on October 20-21 aiming to scout out and showcase the champions of change through a comprehensive search and to bring them under one platform. This year 30 youth led platforms, groups or clubs will be awarded under ten categories-3 from each segments—, namely-skills development, inclusive ...

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India’s ‘Internet Hindus’ Are in Love With Israel

Love With Israel

Hindu nationalists incessantly tweet their support and admiration for Israel, an online force that helped push Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a landslide victory in 2014 In New Delhi, Anshul Saxena spends three to four hours a day on Israel. The 26-year-old gathers information from right-wing websites, blogs, Wikipedia, the American Jewish Committee website and India-Israel friendship forums. He has ...

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Israel–United States relations very important factor for Middle East

Israel & United States relation

Israel–United States relations are a very important factor in the United States government’s overall policy in the Middle East, and Congress has placed considerable importance on the maintenance of a close and supportive relationship. The main expression of Congressional support for Israel has been foreign aid. Since 1985, it has provided nearly US$3 billion in grants annually to Israel, with ...

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Information Minister at Integrating BIMSTEC 2018

BIMSTEC 2018

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu said, ‘It is time that we turn `Waters of Sorrows’ to `Waters of Hope’ in the shores of Bay of Bengal. Amicable sharing and collective harnessing of water resources is the golden key of regional cooperation.’ The minister was addressing `Integrating BIMSTEC 2018’ conference as guest of honor at the spectacular city of Gangtok in ...

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Myanmar has so far verified several hundred Rohingya Muslim refugees : UN official

International Desk: Myanmar is not ready for the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, said the most senior United Nations official to visit the country this year, after Myanmar was accused of instigating ethnic cleansing and driving nearly 700,000 Muslims to Bangladesh. “From what I’ve seen and heard from people — no access to health services, concerns about protection, continued displacements — ...

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian journalist covering Gaza rally

International Desk: A Palestinian journalist shot by Israeli forces during a mass demonstration along the Gaza border has died of his wounds. Yaser Murtaja, a photographer with the Gaza-based Ain Media agency, was shot in the stomach in Khuza’a in the south of the Gaza Strip on Friday, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Murtaja, 30, was hit despite wearing ...

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Bangabandhu’s 98th birth anniversary on Today

Rajib Sharma(Chittagong Office): Bangabandhu’s 98th birth anniversary on Today. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (Focus Bangla) On this day in 1920, the architect of the nation was born in Tungipara village under Gopalganj district. Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages to mark the 98th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur ...

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At least 17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student

Intetnational Desk: At least 17 killed in Florida school shooting by former student Students were led out of the school by heavily armed police officersAFP The gunman has been identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland A former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a Florida high school ...

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Virat Kohli Beard Style Most like young generation

Mr. Rajib Sharma, who is reported by the article In The News for special wishing in The News Ministry of Virat Kohli’s marrige day. With the passage of time we know that styles and way of living change. In case of celebrities their style and way of life is followed a lot by their fans. Virat Kohli is one of ...

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Larry Nassar gets another 40 to 125 years in sex abuse case

International Desk: Larry Nassar, the former Olympic gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor accused of molesting 265 girls and women over two decades, was sentenced to another 40 to 125 years in prison on Monday for molesting three of the victims under the guise of medical treatment. Eaton County Court Judge Janice Cunningham said she didn’t believe Nassar — who ...

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Modi says farmers ‘TOP’ priority. Is this what happens when you’re on ‘POT,’ asks Congress’

International Desk: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressesd a rally in Bengaluru in poll-bound Karnataka yesterday. PM Modi said farmers were his government’s top priority He coined the abbreviation ‘TOP’ – Tomato, Onion, and Potato Divya Spandana, a top aide of Rahul Gandhi’s, mocked the prime minister’s remarks Tomato, Onion, and Potato, or “T.O.P” – this Narendra Modi original, coined ...

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World failed to protect Rohingya women: UN Women

The News Desk: Describing the situation of Rohingya women as very bad, visiting United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlabmbo-Ngcuka on Saturday said the world has failed to protect the Rohingya women. “I think the world has failed…Their [Myanmar] country has failed them in a massive way. Everybody [women] has been trying to rescue [them from] the ...

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1st ODI: Virat Kohli hundred, Rahane 79 script India’s win over South Africa

The News Sports Desk: Both captain, Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli scored hundreds. Faf du Plessis scored 120, while Virat Kohli finshed his innings on 112. India also ended South Africa’s 17-ODI winning streak at home. Virat Kohli’s 33rd hundred and Ajinkya Rahane’s classy half-century scripted a sensational 6-wicket win over South Africa in the first ODI of a ...

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Emraan Hashmi gets nostalgic about ‘Awarapan’

THE NEWS DESK: As “Awarapan” completed 10 years of its release on Thursday, actor Emraan Hashmi said that the crime-thriller was special to him. He tweeted: “A film that touched it all. Love, friendship, loyalty, divinity. A milestone for the entire team. #10yearsofawarapan.” “Awarapan”, directed by Mohit Suri, saw Emraan as a hitman who falls in love with a girl ...

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Palestinians killed in protests against Jerusalem move

THE NEWS DESK: The death toll has risen to four as Israeli forces violently crack down on Palestinian protesters in besieged Gaza and the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Local media reported that an 18-year-old Palestinian, Muhammad Amin Aqel al-Adam, died after being shot by the Israeli military during Friday protests near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Adam ...

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Richa turns cabbie for a day!

With promotional activities believed to be a determining factor of a film’s success, it’s not surprising to see actors go the extra mile for their movies’ publicity. In a bid to promote Fukrey Returns that hits theatres this week, the makers are giving fans an opportunity to meet the comic caper’s lead actor, Richa Chadha aka Bholi Punjaban. What’s new, ...

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New book explains why Indians love whisky and wine is only a fad in India

THE NEWS DESK: Wine connoisseur Magandeep Singh says India loves its spirits. For one simple reason, spirits have gained the Indian drinkers’ preference vote – pocket- friendliness. Dark spirits dominate the Indian market.(Shutterstock) Spirits have gained Indian drinkers’ preference vote for one simple reason – pocket- friendliness and given a choice and a long evening of heavy binge drinking ahead ...

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Nia Sharma is Asia’s second sexiest woman

THE NEWS DESK: Nia Sharma is quite a regular on reality shows. Recently, she was seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi. She is also known for making bold statements on social media through her photos. Nia Sharma has 1.5 million followers on Instagram. Nia Sharma, one of the big stars of India’s small screen and web series platform, has been adjudged ...

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Priyanka Chopra voted sexiest Asian for fifth time; Nia Sharma, Deepika Padukone are runners-up

Priyanka Chopra has been voted the sexiest Asian woman in a UK poll, followed by Nia Sharma and Deepika Padukone in second and third places. Press Trust of India Priyanka Chopra took the title back from Deepika Padukone this year. Priyanka Chopra took the title back from Deepika Padukone this year.(Instagram) Priyanka Chopra has been voted the “Sexiest Asian Woman” ...

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Virat Kohli stresses on need for rest after playing non-stop for last 48 months

Virat Kohli will not feature in the upcoming ODI and T20 series vs Sri Lanka and justified his need for rest during the post-match press conference after the final Test match of this series. Indian captain Virat Kohli justified his need for rest during the post-match press conference after the final Test match of this series. Indian captain Virat Kohli ...

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Here’s why BCCI had to arrange back-to-back India vs Sri Lanka cricket series

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said that the two India vs Sri Lanka series were unavoidable as it had to honour its commitment to the calendar. INDIA VS SRI LANKA 2017 Updated: Dec 07, 2017 16:02 IST Reuters, New Delhi Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, second right, hugs his teammates after the third India vs Sri Lanka Test in ...

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Men at higher risk of dying of AIDS than women: UNAIDS

About 36.7 million people in the world were living with HIV in 2016, but fewer than 21 million people had access to antiretrovirals, according to UNAIDS Men are less likely to test for HIV or access antiretroviral therapy and, therefore, are more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women, UNAIDS said on Friday. Around the world, fewer than half ...

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Grow up, being a little sad is not a sign of mental illness

Online Desk:Sometimes life can be a bit tough and you just have to put up with it. That’s a lesson schools should be passing on, alongside the basics such as the 3Rs. In fact, learning the value of stoicism, resolve and perseverance is more useful than how to do a quadratic equation or understanding the nitrogen cycle. So I laud ...

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Stressful life events may lead to obesity in females

Women, who have recently experienced one or more traumatic events or those who have undergone several negative events relatively in the past years, are at a higher risk of developing obesity, warns a new study. Such events may also enhance cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes and cancer and contribute to spiralling healthcare costs. The study, presented in ...

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Selena Gomez receives 2017 Woman of the Year Award

Selena Gomez stunned everyone at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles as she attended the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Dinner and Awards Gala. The Fetish singer received the 2017 Woman of the Year Award. Selena’s kidney donor and close friend Francia Raisa was also present with her, according to reports on EOnline.com. Speaking to Billboard about how she ...

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Angelina Jolie wants people to visit Cambodia

Actor-filmmaker Angelina Jolie hopes that her new film, First They Killed My Father, will encourage people to go to Cambodia. The 42-year-old has directed the film based on author Lung Ung’s account of the Khmer Rouge 1975-79 regime in Cambodia. It depicts a difficult period in history, but she wants viewers to see past that and embrace the “beautiful” land ...

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Japanese women too busy to fall in love

Some 60 per cent of eligible women in Japan are reluctant to fall in love due to the growing burden at their workpace, according to a survey. As women today are facing the same workload as men in Japan, the ensuing fatigue has made women more willing to lounge on a sofa and watch soap operas after work instead of ...

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Myanmar Erases a History: ‘No Such Thing as Rohingya’

SITTWE, Myanmar (New York Times): He was a member of the Rohingya student union in college, taught at a public high school and even won a parliamentary seat in Myanmar’s thwarted elections in 1990. But according to the government of Myanmar, U Kyaw Min’s fellow Rohingya do not exist. A long-persecuted Muslim minority concentrated in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine, ...

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Pope leaves Dhaka after three-day state visit

THE NEWS DESK:Pope Francis has left Dhaka wrapping up his three-day busy state visit here. During his visit, he had an emotional interaction with some Myanmar’s displaced Rohingya Muslims alongside meetings with the President, Prime Minister and interfaith leaders. On Saturday afternoon, Foreign Minister AH Mahmud Ali saw the top Catholic priest off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport as he ...

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Pope joins mass prayer at Suhrawardy Udyan

THE NEWS DESK: Pope Francis, the spiritual leader Roman Catholics, joined a prayer service at the Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital city on Friday. Thousands of Catholics from different parts of the country attended the mass prayer seeking harmony and peace in the world. Besides, 16 priests were ordained during the mass prayers. Earlier on Thursday, Pope Francis arrived here ...

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President, PM greet nation on Eid-e-Miladunnabi

THE NEWS DESK: President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greeted the nation and Muslims across the world on the occasion of the holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In separate messages on the eve of the day, they underscored the need for following the ideals of the Prophet for peace and prosperity, says a ...

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Tulip apologises for remarks to British journalist

The News Desk: British MP Tulip Siddiq has apologised for comments she made to a Channel 4 News producer about having a difficult childbirth. Tulip, a Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, made the remarks to Daisy Ayliffe on Tuesday, according to the British media. After a heated confrontation with the Channel 4 News reporter Alex Thomson, Siddiq said to ...

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Miss World Manushi Chhillar gets glorious welcome home

Manushi Chhillar, who broke the 16-year jinx for India at the Miss World pageant last week, received a warm welcome from fans as she arrived here on late Saturday night. She was greeted at the international airport here with numerous fans chanting “India, India” as they held up Indian flags and posters of Manushi. The posters read: “Welcome back Manushi ...

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Bomb kills 3, wounds 15 in southwest Pakistan

Pakistani police say a bomb has exploded in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing at least three people and wounding 15 others. Senior police officer Abdur Razzaq Cheema says the explosion Saturday took place near a bus terminal in the city’s outskirts. Cheema said the target was apparently a security vehicle but most of the victims were civilians, including a ...

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Sunny Leone to launch her own line of cell phones

While her detractors may have reservations about her acting talent, one can hardly doubt Sunny Leone’s entrepreneurial skills given her recent ventures. A week after she launched her own collection of clothing, the actor is gearing up to start her own line of cell phones. Interestingly, that would pit her against fellow actor Salman Khan, who is reportedly venturing into ...

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Adverse impacts of dust pollution

THE NEWS DESK: The Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA) and other allied rights organisations have drawn the government’s attention to one of the much neglected health hazards in the capital city. The hazard concerns dust pollution at an unacceptable level and with which people are compelled to live as an attendant ill of urban life. No city in a tropical country ...

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A Unified Bengal – A Benkin’s Dream

By Dr. Richard L. Benkin (Richard Benkin, a writer and a close friend of Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, who lives in America has all through his life fought intellectual battles in Indian sub-continent in propagating human values and rights much above narrow sectarian, religious and ethnic divides has started dreaming for a united Bengal once divided by ...

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When will be ‘Vhaijan’ Salman real marriage, Only An Answer He says

LIFESTYLE DESK: Salman Khan has yet again responded to questions on when he was finally planning to get married. The question that has kept pretty much the entire country looking for an answer for many years now, is when is Salman Khan finally getting married. On his part, Salman’s answers have almost always been shrouded in mystery. ROUNDABOUT ANSWERS From ...

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Saudi declared war on Lebanon, Hezbollah claims

INTERNATIONAL DESK: Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon. He also accused that Riyadh detained Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign to destabilise the country. France became the first Western country to indicate that Saudi Arabia was holding Hariri against his will, saying it wished for him to ...

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