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Oprah gets Oscar for humanitarian work

Actress and producer Oprah Winfrey, who has dominated the US television talk show scene for a quarter-century, was honored with an Oscar statuette late Saturday for her outstanding humanitarian work.The 57-year-old television megastar - nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar 25 years ago for her role in The Color Purple - received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at a dinner in Los Angeles.The award has been given out intermittently by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1956. Previous recipients…

Half of Kingfisher fleet sitting idle

Even as the debate rages over whether the government will help cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) battle a more than Rs 7,000 crore debt amid growing competition from nimble rivals, HT has learnt that nearly half of the airline's fleet of 66 aircraft is grounded due to maintenance issues and issues with lessors. Top company sources told HT, "Twenty-seven aircraft are stranded at airports at present. The financial situation is so bad that an aircraft had to be grounded as the tyres needed to be changed." Kingfisher, the…

Swami Agnivesh says will apologise to Anna Hazare

Swami Agnivesh, who had a bitter fallout with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, has said he wants to apologise to the Gandhian if he has made any mistake.Agnivesh, who ended his two-day stint on reality show Bigg Boss last night, said he would like to meet him as soon as possible."I will say sorry if I have said or done anything wrong. I will try to meet him as soon as possible. With all respect and humility I will apologise to him at the earliest opportunity," Agnivesh told PTI.The 72-year-old activist was in the eye of…

US committed to develop positive ties with China: Clinton

Washington : US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has said that the Obama Administration is fundamentally committed to develop a positive and cooperative relationship with China. At the same time, she acknowledged that America's relationship with China is one of the most complex and consequential ties with an emerging power."Our most complex and consequential relationships with an emerging power is, of course, with China," Clinton said in her remarks at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii; an eminent American…

‘Indo-US ties mature into strategic partnership’

Washington: With the bilateral engagement experiencing remarkable transformation, Indo-US relationship has now matured into a strategic partnership of global dimensions, Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has said. "Our bilateral engagement with the United States has witnessed remarkable transformation and has matured into a strategic partnership of global dimensions," Rao said in her speech at the American University on 'India's role in a Changing World'."Our multi-faceted strategic partnership is based on our converging…
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