• India's official entry into Oscars out of race
India's official entry into Oscars out of race

It may be recalled that Visaranai was earlier chosen out of 29 selected movies from all the languages as India's official entry for Oscars. Based on the novel Lock Up by autorickshaw-driver-turned-writer M. "Mother India" and "Salaam Bombay" are the only other two Indian films to have made it to the top five besides Deepa Mehta's "Water", which...

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  • TMC holds govt. responsible for repeated disruptions in Winter Session
TMC holds govt. responsible for repeated disruptions in Winter Session

It further added, "Legislative business this session has been the lowest so far in the current Parliament (16th Lok Sabha)". The Rajya Sabha passed only the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, while the other three legislations being "money bills" will be deemed to have been passed by the Upper House.

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  • Gunmen loot Rs 11 lakh from Kashmir bank
Gunmen loot Rs 11 lakh from Kashmir bank

On 8 December this month gunmen barged into JK Bank branch Arihal, Pulwama and looted 12 lakhs while barely after a week Ratnipora Pulwama Branch of JK Bank was looted and this time armed gunmen managed to decamp with cash worth 9.86 lakh rupees.

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  • Hillary Clinton calls Russian Federation hack an 'attack against our country'
Hillary Clinton calls Russian Federation hack an 'attack against our country'

In an interview with NPR that aired Friday, Obama attempted a balance, saying it was clear Trump and his team knew what Russia's intentions were, but arguing the issue shouldn't become mired in partisan politics. Some Democratic and Republican senators have called for a bipartisan congressional investigation into the Russian Federation hacks. The...

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  • Megan Fox Might Play Poison Ivy, Maybe
Megan Fox Might Play Poison Ivy, Maybe

But both of those movies are continuing to move forward as well. Less good: it'll be directed by Ayer, whose handling of Quinn didn't exactly inspire confidence the last time around. The series ended with a storyline focusing on the team nearly breaking up due to Catwoman's love for Batman and Harley's devotion to The Joker, but realizing they'...

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  • Turkey Sends 300 More Troops to Syrian Border
Turkey Sends 300 More Troops to Syrian Border

The military moves are part of Turkey's nearly four-month-old "Euphrates Shield" operation to support the rebels opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while pushing Islamist militants and Kurdish militia fighters further from its border.

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  • SNL: Watch Bryan Cranston Play Walter White For The Cold Open
SNL: Watch Bryan Cranston Play Walter White For The Cold Open

Says Cranston's White, with a sly smile, "Oh yah, Steve's the best. They are alt-good." The comment was in reference to incoming White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon's connection to the alt-right movement. Asks Bennett's Tapper, "Are these bad picks?" He said, "Nothing comes in from Mexico, meaning a lot less competition for the rest of u...

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  • Sofia Vergara Is Being Sued By Her Own Frozen Embryos
Sofia Vergara Is Being Sued By Her Own Frozen Embryos

The female embryos were named " Emma " and " Isabella " in court documents filed in Louisiana, according to Page Six . A more likely reason that the suit is being filed in Louisiana is that the state passed a law in 1986 that declares embryos to be "juridical persons", an entity different from a human being but endowed with numerous same rig...

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  • Twin blasts outside Istanbul stadium killed at least 13 people: security sources
Twin blasts outside Istanbul stadium killed at least 13 people: security sources

One of the explosions targeted a bus carrying riot police - after fans had dispersed from the stadium. Two loud explosions have been heard near the newly-built soccer stadium. Television images showed more than a dozen ambulances on a street hugging the stadium and a police helicopter flying overhead with its searchlights on.

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  • Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Off the Coast of California
Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Off the Coast of California

The magnitude was quickly downgraded from an initial estimate of 6.8. A powerful quake hit the Northern California coast Monday morning, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale. He said he felt the temblor for about 15 seconds."It wasn't that bad at all", Hindley said. The area is the northern end of the San Andreas Fault , the boundary between t...

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  • Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban
Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban

The legislation is meant to effectively prohibit the majority of abortions, as many women do not learn of their pregnancy until after six weeks. The bill was passed on December 6, after the election of President-elect Donald Trump inspired the emboldening of anti-abortion legislators, Ohio Senate president Republican Keith Faber told CNN .

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  • Prosecutors to play confession in church shooting trial
Prosecutors to play confession in church shooting trial

Small yellow evidence markers were littered across the floor of the fellowship hall, identifying the 74 bullet casings recovered, each representing a shot fired. Roof's accused of killing nine members of Emanuel AME Church in 2015. The judge denied the request for a mistrial which would have meant the whole trial would start over with 12 new juro...

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  • United States top court rules in Samsung's favor in patent dispute with Apple
United States top court rules in Samsung's favor in patent dispute with Apple

The appeals court ruled that the South Korean company had to pay a $ 399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. The $399 million in penalty - equivalent to the total profit Samsung gained from all Galaxy series - was initially computed based on the US Patent Act's Section 289 during the first and second trials.

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  • Wedding party among Indonesia quake victims
Wedding party among Indonesia quake victims

In a statement, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it had deployed two staff to help coordinate any assistance. One day each year, employees across ICAP's 60 plus offices globally, including Singapore, come together to raise money for over 200 charities globally by donating 100 per cent of their commissions and ICAP's revenue o...

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  • Euro break-up fears renewed as Renzi steps down
Euro break-up fears renewed as Renzi steps down

Italians started to vote on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform which will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has promised to resign if he loses. Britian's eurosceptic Nigel Farage, who spearheaded the "Brexit" campaign, said the vote looked "more about the euro than constitutional change". "I believe that ...

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  • Boy Fires Gun in Utah Classroom, Is Immediately Disarmed by Mother
Boy Fires Gun in Utah Classroom, Is Immediately Disarmed by Mother

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah mother and father who followed their son to school and pulled a shotgun from his hand after he fired a round into a classroom ceiling likely prevented bloodshed by acting quickly on their intuition and conversations with the boy after they noticed guns were missing from their home, police said Friday.

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  • Russia, Turkey keep lines open on Syria amid competing goals
Russia, Turkey keep lines open on Syria amid competing goals

Rebel factions in Aleppo said they would join forces in an effort to be better militarily organized and to defend territory from pro-government forces' ongoing offensive, which includes a ground operation into the opposition-held area launched nearly a week ago.

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  • Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalitha suffers heart attack
Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalitha suffers heart attack

While rumours about her health were being spread, opposition party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) supremo Karunanidhi demanded the government to release photographs of the chief minister to put an end to all speculations. Tamil Nadu Ministers and top police officials also rushed to the hospital and held informal consultations on the situation. M...

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  • As opposition demands PM's apology, army says Bengal was kept in loop
As opposition demands PM's apology, army says Bengal was kept in loop

There is no official document available with the Army that shows that the state gave its consent. Unperturbed over the criticism by the chief minister and her party, the governor said he stood by his statement and will do his duty. A little after midnight, the Eastern Command said the army has been asked to withdraw from the toll plaza near Nab...

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  • Putin confident Trump will make responsible decisions
Putin confident Trump will make responsible decisions

US intelligence agencies said in October they are confident that the Russian government hacked the e-mails of USA citizens and institutions, including political organizations, and handed them over to DCLeaks.com and WikiLeaks for distribution.

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