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Ladakh film fest now to be held on Sep 13-15

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF), rescheduled due to the Uttarakhand tragedy, will now be held Sep 13-15 in Leh. It was earlier scheduled for July. “We have decided to hold LIFF Sep 13-15. The festival details and programme schedule remain the same as previously decided," Melwyn Williams Chirayath, festival director, LIFF, said in a statement. "LIFF had to be pushed back due to the massive human tragedy at Uttarakhand. We're…

Pakistan condemns latest US drone strike

Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistan Monday strongly condemned the latest US drone strike in North Waziristan tribal region which killed at least six people. The American spy aircraft fired missiles on a compound of suspected militants in Shawal area of North Waziristan, one of Pakistan's seven tribal regions, late Sunday. "These unilateral strikes are a violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity," the foreign ministry said. A ministry statement said Pakistan…

Jet Airways stocks rise ahead of investment decision

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Shares of Jet Airways continued to rise Monday as the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) readies to take up the airline's proposal for a stake-sale of 24 percent to the Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways. The company's scrip at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rose by 8.98 percent or 35.50 points around 2.00 p.m. at Rs.431 from its previous close of Rs.395.50 Friday. Jet Airway's scrip value increased by 17.43 percent Friday at Rs.395.50 after the company submitted an…

IAS association up in arms against suspension

Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh IAS association Monday urged the government to reverse the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal who had taken on the sand mafia. The suspended sub divisional magistrate (SDM) was posted in Noida, adjoining the national capital. Office bearers of the Indian Administrative Service association met Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani and petitioned him to intervene in the matter. Nagpal also met association president Alok Ranjan, who is also the agriculture…

BCCI’s probe panel’s report being questioned

Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Questions are being raised over the clean chit the two-member probe panel has given to Indian cricket board chief N. Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal. The exoneration could pave way for Srinivasan to move back to the main fold of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) but a section of the members feel his future could depend on whether any member openly challenges…
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