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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis meets R New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday and sought extension of subsidy on raw sugar exports and hike in import duty on the sugar to 40 percent to help cash-starved mills clear cane arrears to farmers. Fadnavis also demanded creation of buffer stock of 50 lakh tonnes of sugar at factory level in the state and increase mandatory ethanol blending with petrol from the current 5 percent to 10 percent. Paswan said that sugar products should be used with diverted with ethanol. 17-Jan-2015
BJP applauds PM’s suggestion of subsid New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): BJP on Saturday applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he suggested subsidy for poor. Modi had said that he would not cut subsidies, reform the complex tax system to attract foreign investment and work to make the government system fast and flexible. With the budget just six weeks away, the Prime Minister made it clear that he would not cut subsidies. Meanwhile, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the government is not providing subsidy but is taking away people’s money. 17-Jan-2015
ED officer probing Bikram Majithia trans New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): The Congress and the AAP slammed the BJP and the SAD after reports emerged that Enforcement Directorate Assistant Director Niranjan Singh, who was investigating the synthetic drug racket case and also summoned Punjab revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia on December 26, has been transferred to Kolkata. 17-Jan-2015
Delhi Polls: Politicos react on possibil New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties on Saturday targeted former IPS officer Kiran Bedi who joined the BJP few days back and could be the CM candidate of the party in the upcoming Delhi polls. Launching a scathing attack, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singh said that ambition of becoming a chief minister has forced Bedi to do a somersault. 17-Jan-2015
Pope cuts short trip to Tacloban due to EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 An approaching typhoon cuts short the Pope's trip to Tacloban. He was there to comfort people in the area that was devastated more 17-Jan-2015
Pope says "I am here" to Haiyan survivor A sea of yellow welcoming Pope Francis in Tacloban, ground zero of Typhoon Haiyan. The pope arrived to stormy weather, an eerie reminder of Haiyan, which killed more than 6,000 people and left 17-Jan-2015
‘Mukteswar Dance Festival’ attracts Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 (ANI): Tourists from across the world thronged Bhubaneswar city which hosted a three-day annual traditional dance festival this week. Classical Odissi dancers perform in the backdrop of the ancient Mukteswar temple. Named after the temple, the annual Mukteswar Dance Festival is very popular among foreign tourists who come here to witness India’s traditional dance forms. The festival featured both male and female performances in solos, duets and groups, in the backdrop of the 9th-10th century Mukteswar temple which was lit, giving the dances an eerie yet heavenly feel. 17-Jan-2015
Rajasthan on alert after spurt in swine Jaipur, Jan 17 (ANI): Authorities in Rajasthan have been on alert after a spurt in swine flu cases. So far, seven people have died due to swine flu in the state this year. The administration has set up special counters in premier hospitals and deputed special teams of doctors to monitor the situation. Health officials said the virus had weakened in the past two-three years, but its re-emergence was a cause for alarm. The premier Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur has examined 44 samples of swine flu and admitted seven of them since January 01, 2015. Swine flu is caused by the H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms are similar to those produced by other influenza viruses - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and respiratory problems. 17-Jan-2015
NC MLA Abdul Majid Larmi attacked by sus Kulgam, Jan 17 (ANI): National Conference MLA Abdul Majid Larmi was shot at by suspected militants in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday. Larmi's PSO was injured in the incident. The minister was rushed to a hospital in Anantnag and is undergoing treatment. Police is investigating in the matter to find out about the attackers and purpose behind the same. Further details are awaited. 17-Jan-2015
Brazilian police fire tear gas at bus fa Sao Paolo police fire tear gas to break up a protest on Friday night. The demonstration started out peaceful - thousands turned up to rally against an increase in bus fares. (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) 17-Jan-2015
McDonalds Pune outlet throws street kid Pune/ New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): A McDonalds restaurant in Pune reportedly threw a street kid out when he entered the joint to buy a Fanta float. The incident was described in detail through a Facebook post, by a customer, who had brought the child with her into the restaurant. The woman in her post on a discussion thread on Reddit also alleged that the employees were rude to her as well for bringing the kid into the joint's premise. The street child was forced out of the restaurant but the woman still bought him the Fanta float and gave it to him outside the restaurant, she claimed. The staff of the JM Road outlet, however, refused to comment on the issue. This is the second such incident at the outlet, which has been reported in the last six months. 17-Jan-2015
Kiran Bedi on Delhi elections New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Days after joining BJP, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Saturday stressed on the need for ensuring women’s security and cleanliness in the city. Bedi also said that the upcoming election is not a war and people have to decide whom they want to choose for the betterment of the national capital. 17-Jan-2015
Starry slips of tongues! Starry slips of tongues! 17-Jan-2015
Gopala Gopala under controversy Yet another movie under the controversy radar. Lawyers of Telangana are asking scenes from the latest Tollywood hit 'Gopala Gopala' to be removed. Check out the video to know more 17-Jan-2015
Movie Review - Darling Here is our review of the Tollywood movie - Darling 17-Jan-2015
Alone - Movie Review Here is our review of the Bollywood movie - 'Alone' 17-Jan-2015
Screening of Birdman Screening of Birdman 17-Jan-2015
RiRi, Leonardo DiCaprio spotted together New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio were spotted together again recently just days after reportedly caught flirting with each other at Playboy Mansion. The duo reunited for Caleb Followill's birthday party at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, a web portal reported. Leonardo arrived at the bash with pal Kevin Connelly and Rihanna reportedly arrived just minutes later and entered the party wearing casual jeans and a white shirt. While there supposedly wasn't any PDA between the two, but they did hang out together throughout the party. 17-Jan-2015
RiRi, Leonardo DiCaprio spotted together New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio were spotted together again recently just days after reportedly caught flirting with each other at Playboy Mansion. The duo reunited for Caleb Followill's birthday party at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, a web portal reported. Leonardo arrived at the bash with pal Kevin Connelly and Rihanna reportedly arrived just minutes later and entered the party wearing casual jeans and a white shirt. While there supposedly wasn't any PDA between the two, but they did hang out together throughout the party. 17-Jan-2015
Priyanka Chopra to romance Fawad Khan? New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): If rumours are to be believed, Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra will be seen romancing Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan in her upcoming home production "Madamji". The film which is helmed by ace filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, is reportedly a story which shows how an item girl turns politician. She is teaming up again with Madhur after "Fashion", which got her the best actress National Film award. "I'm really grateful Madhur agreed to be my first director in my first production venture. We tried to work in some other films as well, but unfortunately that didn't happen. I completely trust Madhur," a leading daily quoted Priyanka as saying. Well ..great going guys! 17-Jan-2015
Jennifer Aniston believes 'icy vibes' wi New Delhi, 17 Jan (ANI): Jennifer Aniston, who is not in talking terms with Angelina Jolie due to Brad Pitt, was spotted at a same event with the actress for the first time in more than five years.The 'Friends' star said at the premier of her movie 'Cake' that according to her not talking to Jolie is slowly coming to an end, an online portal reported.The actress also mentioned about Jolie's 'Unbroken', saying that the movie is so beautiful and wonderful and Jolie did such a gorgeous job. Aniston added that it is time people stop with that petty B.S. and start celebrating great work and stop with the petty kind of silliness. 17-Jan-2015
Parineeti Chopra launches a mobile app Parineeti Chopra launches a mobile app 17-Jan-2015
Why 'I' Is Not Of Hollywood Standards? The hype around Vikram's I was so much so, that it almost made movie goers to step inside the cinema hall, assuming that they would see something similar to what Hollywood has been offering for so many years. Well to be honest, Shankar's much awaited I did manage to match up to the viewers expectations but, only in fragments. 17-Jan-2015
Vikrams Three Avatars for I Vikrams Three Avatars for I 17-Jan-2015
Vikrams Three Avatars for I Vikrams Three Avatars for I 17-Jan-2015
Director Stephen Daldry talks "Trash" British director Stephen Daldry heaped praise on the trio of young Brazilian actors who star in his latest adventure drama, "Trash." The Brazilian-British film, which is set in the slums of Rio de 17-Jan-2015
Critics' Choice honors "Boyhood," Chris "Boyhood," won big at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, winning best picture and director. The film - which has received six Oscar nominations - was named the year's best film by the 17-Jan-2015
Stars dazzle on Critics Choice Awards re ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Hollywood awards season is now and full swing, and the stars are coming out in force. The Critics Choice Awards red carpet was the place to be on Thursday ( 17-Jan-2015
Hollywood talks diversity ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The 2015 Critics' Choice Awards provided a platform for the discussion over the Oscars' inability to include color in it's list of nominee's that were 17-Jan-2015
German GDP presents mixed picture German GDP at 1.5 per cent in 2014. It's a rare positive figure in what's been a sea of negatives for the euro zone recently. This latest reading boosted by private consumption and trade to give 16-Jan-2015
BSE closes points 728.73 up on Jan 15 New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 728.73 points up to stand at 28,075.55. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 216.60 points up to stand at 8,494.15. HDIL and PRESTIGE were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 18.66% and 11.46% along with INDIABULLS REAL ESTATE LTD. and DLF with an increase of 10.55% and 10.39% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PIPAVAV DEFENCE AND OFFSHORE ENG LTD. and RASOYA PROTEINS LTD. with a decrease of 4.50% and 4.30% along with JETAIRWAYS and BERGER PAINTS INDIA LTD. with a decrease of 3.67% and 3.35% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 402.26 points at 19,306.90 while the banking sector is up 701.71 points at 22,023.30 and the reality sector is up 119.25 points at 1,611.43.The Indian currency is down 0.56% at Rs 61.83 per dollar. 16-Jan-2015
McDonalds tries healthy approach There aren't any golden arches, but this trendy looking cafe in Sydney, Australia is still a McDonalds. The company is only testing The Corner, where chipotle pulled pork and brown rice salads are on 16-Jan-2015
Hope from Japan's "economy watchers" A painful tax hike, stagnant wages, and a falling yen boosting import prices. Here in Japan, there are plenty of reasons why consumers would rather save than spend. But Tuesday's data shows there's 16-Jan-2015
Stocks fall for a fourth straight day A sea of red for U.S. stocks on Wednesday, extending declines for four straight days. The World Bank cut its global growth forecast and retail sales saw its biggest decline in December in 11 months. 16-Jan-2015
Adding up banking results Investors not happy with the first look at bank earnings. High legal costs sank profits over at top bank JP Morgan Chase. Morningstar's Jim Sinegal: SOUNDBITE: JIM SINEGAL, EQUITY ANALYST, 16-Jan-2015
Hot cars quicken pulses in Detroit Ford's new GT is turning heads at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show...and provoking other physical reactions, company CEO Mark Reuss hopes. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORD CEO MARK REUSS SAYING: "We want to 16-Jan-2015
Pope demands Philippine leaders end ineq Pope Francis demands leaders in the Philippines end "scandalous social inequalities" and calls on them to show integrity and reject corruption. Duration: 00:59 16-Jan-2015
Thousands join anti-government protest i Thousands of young men and women march through the streets of Lima to protest the government's new Youth Labor Law. Duration: 00:55 16-Jan-2015
Hong Kong student leaders turn themselve Student protest leaders including the teenage face of the pro-democracy movement, Joshua Wong, turn themselves in to police as Hong Kong authorities target prominent figures who spearheaded mass rallies. Duration: 01:00 16-Jan-2015
Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi joins BJP, New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday. The announcement of Shazia joining the BJP was made at a press conference in the national headquater, which was attended by Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay, Shazia Ilmi and other leaders. Speaking on the occasion, Shazia said that she is thankful to everyone for giving her this opportunity and that this is an opportunity to serve the nation and its people. Shazia further stated that she doesn't have the desire to fight polls. 16-Jan-2015
US Secretary of State John Kerry in Fran US Secretary of State John Kerry meets French foreign minister Laurent Fabius to discuss the recent terror attacks in Paris. Duration: 00:56 16-Jan-2015
Petition filed in HC for removal of Mada Kolkata, Jan 16 (ANI): Lawyer Subhrojit Bahaduri filed a petition on Friday Kolkata High Court seeking removal of Madan Mitra from the post of state Transport Minister as he is in jail in the Saradha chit fund case. He cannot also perform his duties as a minister from behind the bars, the petitioner said. Stating that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has not yet removed Mitra from her Cabinet, the petitioner requested for the court's intervention to direct the state government to remove Mitra. 16-Jan-2015
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu meet New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday met Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in Delhi over varied range of issues. Gadkari said that Naidu discussed about converting two states road connecting Rayalaseema and Andhra Pradesh to a Highway. He also talked about varied ramnge of issues which include state roads and the condition of the same. Gadkari said that the ministry agreed on the same and the work on it will start soon. 16-Jan-2015
Politicos react over release of controve New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): A fictional account of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's life by Spanish author finally hits the country's stores with the party mulling legal action if it found contents "objectionable". The book "Red Sari" by Javier Moro could not be released in India during opposition Congress party rule. The Congress said it would take legal action, if the contents of the book were found objectionable. Bharatiya Janata Party refused to comment on it. CPI leader Atul Anjan found nothing wrong with the publication of the book. The book traces Sonia's journey with information sourced from close friends and colleagues from her idyllic childhood to her passionate love affair with late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and chief of the Congress party. 16-Jan-2015
Azam Khan accuses Sakshi Maharaj of dump New Delhi/ Moradabad/ Gorakhpur, Jan 16 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan accused BJP MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj of throwing the large number of bodies found floating down the River Ganges. Khan said that according to his information, Sakshi Maharaj brought a truck loaded with dead bodies and dumped it at the Ganges. Reacting on the same, BJP said that the accusations have no base and that by saying such thing, SP is creating troubles for themselves. Sambit Patra said that the SP government in Uttar Pradesh should have knowledge about what's happening in the state. 16-Jan-2015
Have to work, no time to comment on what New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Newly inducted BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Friday said that she would not comment on what other parties are saying about her. The Congress' poll campaign committee chairperson Ajay Maken, has termed Bedi's entry in the BJP as "gross political opportunism". He also added that she and Arvind Kejriwal used Anna Hazare for political gains. 16-Jan-2015
Reactions pour in as censor board chief New Delhi/ Chandigarh, Jan 16 (ANI): Reactions pour in as Censor Board Chief Leela Samson quit from her post amidst reports that that controversial film "Messenger of God" featuring Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in lead role has been cleared by Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). Various Sikh leaders and leaders from other political parties said that the movie should be disallowed as it can hurt religious sentiments of people. Some even smelled government interference in the working of the censor board. 16-Jan-2015
"Our hearts are with you", Kerry tells H U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met President Francois Hollande on Friday (January 16), giving him a hug in the courtyard of the Elysee presidential palace. Kerry said his visit to France was "to 16-Jan-2015
Shazia Ilmi meets Amit Shah, says will b New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi on Friday met BJP president Amit Shah at his residence. After meeting Shah, Ilmi said that she had a good meeting with party president. She added that Shah has welcomed her in the party and she will be joining BJP soon. Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay confirmed the development in this regard and said that a formal announcement would be made later in the day. 16-Jan-2015
German police arrests two in raids on ra ROUGH CUT, NO REPORTER NARRATION German police said on Friday (January 16) that they had arrested two people following a raid on 11 properties linked to radical Islamic Salafists, shortly after 16-Jan-2015
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