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  • US Russia

    Russia presents greatest threat to US: FBI chief

    Russia presents greatest threat to American national security, FBI Director James Comey has told lawmakers. “Certainly in my view, (Russia presents) the greatest threat of any nation on earth, given their intention and their capability,” Comey said in response to a question during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where lawmakers expressed concern over Russian activities in the cyberspace. Comey said “yes” when Senator Lindsey Graham asked when it comes to Russia, is it fair to say that Russia actively

    World | May 4, 2017
  • Maatr, Raveena Tandon, Ashtar Sayed, Michael Pellico

    'Maatr' presents a harsh reality without any gloss: Raveena

    Her latest Maatr is about a gang-rape incident and actress Raveena Tandon says the movie shows the plight of women in the country without any sugar-coating. The revenge thriller has been directed by Ashtar Sayed and written by Michael Pellico. Raveena says she and the makers of the movie were committed to stay true to the subject and wanted to steer clear from commercialising anything. “I was waiting for a film like this where the director and me were on the same page. Things

    Bollywood | April 21, 2017
  • Anand Amritraj

    Anand Amritraj feels drawing Canada presents India 'a golden chance'

    Former Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj believes drawing Canada in the play-offs presents India a golden chance to make it to the World Group in next year's tournament. The Indian team beat Uzbekistan in Asia-Ocenia zonal match in Bengaluru recently and was drawn to meet Canada for a spot in the elite group of the 2018 Davis Cup. Speaking at the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association annual day function here on Sunday, Amritraj said in his opinion Canada was the best team to

    Sports | April 17, 2017
  • President Pranab Mukherjee, Cho Ramaswamy, Kailash Kher, KJ Yesudas, Dipa Karmakar

    President presents Padma Awards to Cho Ramaswamy, Kailash Kher

    Tamil actor, editor and political satirist Cho Ramaswamy, playback singer Kailash Kher, multilingual singer K.J. Yesudas, and young sportswomen Dipa Karmakar and Shakshi Malik were among the prominent personalities presented Padma Awards by President Pranab Mukherjee here on Thursday. In all, 89 personalities were presented the awards that were announced on Republic Day-eve this year.  Mukherjee presented the awards at a Civil Investiture Ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.  The Padma Awards -- the highest civilian awards of

    Music | April 13, 2017
  • Veerappa Moily, Pranab Mukherjee, The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi

    Veerappa Moily presents copy of his new book to President

    Former Union minister and senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily on Friday presented the first copy of his book 'The Flaming Tresses of Draupadi' to President Pranab Mukherjee. Speaking about the book at a function organised at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mukherjee said the Mahabharata and the Ramayana have had a profound influence on the Indian minds and thought process and in both the cases the central theme of these epics have been on women. Mukejree said he has

    India | April 8, 2017
  • Manohar Parrikar, Goa, budget

    Parrikar presents budget, focuses on agriculture, education

    The new BJP-led government in Goa on Friday presented its first budget that targeted an economic growth of 11 per cent in 2017-18 and laid special focus on agriculture, social security and education. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who also holds the finance portfolio, presented the budget for 2017-18 and proposed additional grant for schools imparting education in Konkani and Marathi. "I am presenting a revenue surplus budget of Rs 202 crore with an estimated revenue of Rs 10,872 crore and expenditure of Rs

    Cities | March 24, 2017
  • Baahubali

    Rajamouli presents Katappa's sword to Karan Johar

     Iconic film director of the magnum opus of the year Baahubali: The Conclusion S.S. Rajamouli has presented the famous Katappa's sword to filmmaker Karan Johar as a token of his association with the Baahubali franchise. The makers of the film put together an extravagant experience for the audience as they showcased the trailer at a multiplex here. The film director also put on display the sword that was used to kill Baahubali. The trailer launch was graced by lead

    Southern Cinema | March 17, 2017
  • Mizoram Finance Minister Lalsawta

    Mizoram government presents Rs 8,803-cr surplus, tax-free budget

    Mizoram Finance Minister Lalsawta on Thursday presented a Rs 8,803.10-crore tax-free surplus budget for the financial year 2017-18. The minister tabling the budget said that the surplus of Rs 331.07 crore was possible with the revenue surplus of Rs 1,787.10 crore. Lalsawta said: "Rs 750 crore were allocated for implementation of the New Economic Development Policy (NEDP) to boost the state's agriculture-based economy." Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla launched the NEDP in October last year to develop

    Cities | March 17, 2017
  • Tamil Nadu budget

    Palaniswami government presents maiden budget

    The K Palaniswami government on Thursday presented its maiden budget in the assembly where a reference to AIADMK General Secretary V K Sasikala by Finance Minister D Jayakumar invited strong protests from the opposition DMK. DMK, which demanded that the remarks be expunged, also tried to raise the issue of a no confidence motion proposed by it against Speaker P Dhanapal. But the Speaker said he would stick to the day's agenda of presentation of the budget and possibly take up the matter

    Cities | March 16, 2017
  • Chief Minister Mukul Sangma

    Meghalaya presents deficit Budget; levies taxes on liquor, tobacco

    The cash-strapped Meghalaya government on Wednesday levied fresh taxes on liquor, tobacco, hotels and restaurants, besides Passengers and Goods Tax for internal resource mobilisation. Presenting a Rs 1,236-crore deficit Budget for the 2017-18 Fiscal Year, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said the state's own resources had been adversely affected following the ban on liquor sales near the national and state highways, and educational and religious institutions.  The restrictions were imposed by the Supreme Court Committee on road safety. With the

    Cities | March 15, 2017


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