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Manushi Chhillar to make Bollywood debut with YRF’s ‘Prithviraj’
Source:  Central Chronicle
Friday, 15 November 2019 17:10

New Delhi, Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is all set to make a dream debut in Bollywood as Yash Raj Films (YRF) has signed her in the lead role of their biggest historical film ‘Prithviraj’. Based on the life and heroism of the fearless and mighty King Prithviraj, the movie stars superstar Akshay Kumar in […]

GST on salary issue: CEOs, CXOs get a breather; important clarification from govt
Source:  The Financial Express
Friday, 15 November 2019 17:10

In a major breather for CEOs and CXOs of companies, CBIC on Friday said that the salaries will not be subject to GST.

Karnataka State Haj Organisers Association 7th General Body Meeting
Source:  Islamic Voice
Friday, 15 November 2019 17:09

The 7th General Body meeting of the Karnataka State Haj Organisers Association (KSHOA) was held in Bangalore on 19th October. It was addressed by Shoukath Ali Sultan, President of Karnataka State Haj Organisers Association, with Guest of Honour, Mr. Sarfaraz Khan, CEO, KSHOA and Shri R. Dayakar, former Ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, also Ex Joint Secretary to Govt. of India. Also present on the dais were Chairman of KSHOA Iqbal A Siddiqui, General Secretary Shafi Ahmed, Vice President Mohiuddin Sharif Aleem, Joint Secretary Maqbool Ahmed, Ex Chairman of Haj Committee Zulfiqar Ahmed Khan and other dignitaries o f KSHOA. Members from other states’ Haj committees also attended.
Shri R. Dayakar mentioned that there are many issues and challenges faced by Haj tour operators.
While addressing the gathering Chairman of KSHOA, Iqbal A Siddique thanked God for giving him an opportunity to serve the Hajis. There were only 2 Haj operators before 1986, and after that year, the number of such operators grew, leading to the formation of an association as a common platform. There is a need for promoting awareness among the Hajis and to deal with the issue of tour operators who lack proper registration and those who try to cheat the Hajis. The KSHOA Chairman stressed the need for proper rules and regulations and strict vigil on cheats.
Haj Tour operators are now referred to as HGOs (Haj Group Operators) instead of PTOs (Private Tours Operators). Among the issues that were discussed at the meeting were some of the challenges faced by private Haj tour operators in recent years.

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Situation In J-K Getting Normal, Detained Leaders To Be Released Gradually: MHA
Source:  News Nation
Friday, 15 November 2019 17:09

Situation In J-K Getting Normal, Detained Leaders To Be Released Gradually: MHA The home secretary conveyed to the MPs that the situation in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir is getting normal, schools have been opened, while apple trading is going on, sources said.

Why FDs are a suitable investment tool for senior citizens
Source:  Moneycontrol
Friday, 15 November 2019 17:08

Why FDs are a suitable investment tool for senior citizens The following article is an initiative of PNB Housing Finance Ltd. and is intended to create awareness among readers

Two cops arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 80,000
Source:  THE SEN TIMES
Friday, 15 November 2019 17:08

Aurangabad: A police sub-inspector and a constable were arrested for accepting a bribe of Rs 80,000 from a scrap dealer here, police said on Friday.

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Sub-inspector Rahul Rodhe and constable Shaikh Anwar Shaikh Nisar have been arrested for demanding and accepting the bribe amount at MIDC Waluj police station premises in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district on Thursday night, an official said.

The accused had demanded Rs 2 lakh from the complainant, a scrap dealer, in exchange of not registering a case of theft against him, a release from Aurangabad anti- corruption bureau (ACB) stated.

According to the statement, the complainant had agreed to pay Rs 80,000 to the accused, following which the police laid a trap and nabbed the duo.

“We have arrested the two police officials and a case has been registered against them at MiDC Waluj police station,” ACB superintendent Arvind Chawariya said.

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Third National Urdu Social Sciences Congress
Source:  Islamic Voice
Friday, 15 November 2019 17:08

Third National Urdu Social Sciences Congress

Hyderabad: Centre for Promotion of Knowledge in Urdu (CPKU) of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in association with School of Arts and Social Sciences (SA&SS), is organising the third National Urdu Social Science Congress on November 27 and 28.
According to Prof. S M Rahmathullah, Convenor and Dean the main theme of the congress is “Social Sciences in 21st Century – Concerns and Challenges�.
The sub-themes are – ‘Teaching and Research in Social Sciences’; ‘Gender Equity and Justice in globalized world’; ‘Public Administration in 21st Century : Theory & Practice’; ‘Changing contours of Social Work’; ‘Politics and Social Justice’; ‘Religion and Politics in Islamic Societies’; ‘Reading and Writings of History in Modern Times’; ‘Society, Religion and Culture in 21st Century’; and ‘Debates in Political Economy’. According to Dr. Abid Moiz, Consultant, CPKU and Co-Convenor, papers have to be written in Urdu only. Interested participants can submit the abstract of their papers on email to nusscmanuu@gmail.com . The last date for submission of the complete paper is 20th November.
For further details contact: 040-23008327, 9490377817, 9502044291; email: nusscmanuu@gmail.com

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Situation in J&K getting normal, detained leaders will be released but no time-frame: Home Minister to parliamentary panel
Source:  The Hindu
Friday, 15 November 2019 17:06

Home Ministry officials told the parliamentary panel that those detained under the PSA can challenge their detention in a designated tribunal

Nationalism not causing tensions with the Muslim minority in India: Jaishankar
Source:  DailyExcelsior.com
Friday, 15 November 2019 17:06

NEW DELHI: Stating that there is a sense of nationalism in India, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar strongly disagreed with a suggestion that the nationalism was causing tensions with the Muslim minority in India.
In an interview to the French newspaper Le Monde on Friday, the Minister was asked if he accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image of being a nationalist leader.
“In Asia, at least in India, nationalism is a positive word. Nationalists have stood up against colonization, against the domination of the West. There is much to be done with the restoration of identity, of cultural trust. So yes, there is a sense of nationalism in our country. They say that the country is doing well, not only are we better perceived, but we can do more for the world. In India, a good nationalist is an internationalist, it is not contradictory. The problem is that you apply your concepts to us,� he said.
Dr Jaishankar, former Foreign Secretary, was handpicked by Prime Minister Modi to head the External Affairs Ministry after the BJP-led NDA government scored a landslide victory in the April-May 2019 Lok Sabha elections and began its second consecutive stint in power.
He replied in an emphatic “Noâ€� to a question if the nationalism was causing tensions with the Muslim minority in India. “In India, we are in a sense a civilization state, with natural, linguistic, ethnic and religious diversity. We have never considered uniformity as a necessity or an aspiration…..with the progress of democracy and educational standards in India, many more people are participating in the political debate. Today, politics in India is less westernized, less elitist. We are moving more towards what India really is, towards a style more rooted in Indian culture. That’s a good thing. The western world sees this as nationalism, it’s not so.â€�
Stating that situation in Kashmir was back to normal, External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar has said that restrictions in Kashmir, imposed in August, have been gradually reduced and telephone and mobile lines have also been restored, shops are open and the apple harvest is underway,
He said that restrictions were imposed when the reforms were announced in August and precautions were taken because of the danger of violent reactions from radical and separatist elements.
Responding to a question if foreign journalists be able to go to Kashmir, the Minister said that he could not commit to a deadline, but as soon as it is safe, they can go. “We don’t want their presence to provoke problems – from people who would take advantage of it to show that there is unrest,â€� Dr Jaishankar said.
Asked for his assessment of Pakistani Foreign Minister who recently described relations with India as “close to zero�, Dr Jaishankar admitted that the relationship is difficult since many years, mainly because Pakistan has developed an important terrorist industry and sends terrorists to India to carry out attacks.
“Pakistan itself does not deny this situation. Now, tell me: which country would be willing to talk and negotiate with a neighbour who openly practices terrorism against it? If one of your neighbours did, would you, France, pretend that everything is fine? We need actions that demonstrate a real willingness to cooperate. For example, there are Indians wanted for terrorist activities living in Pakistan. We are telling Pakistan: hand them over to us,� he said.
On relations with China and common factors between the two neighbours, Dr Jaishankar said that both the countries have been very important in the history of mankind and today they are once again taking their place in world affairs.
“This is a very strong commonality. Because when we talk about rebalancing the world, it is often rebalancing with Asia, and in Asia, it is primarily with India and China. The fact that we are both on the rise, even though we have different institutions and regimes, means that we have a common interest in defending our interests. G-20 is a very good example of this. Until 2009, there was only the G-7 or G-8, which was very European and very Western. India and China have an interest in expanding the global processes of deliberation. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) also play this role, although to a lesser extent. The rest of the world is not paying as much attention to it as it should,� he elaborated.
When it was pointed out that China and India were not growing in the same manner, the External Affairs Minister said: “Neither in the same manner, nor at the same pace. Each has its own challenges. The world was highly dominated by the West – it was totally dominated by the West in 1945, and then it gradually changed. It still is: China and India have a common interest in making the world more inclusive for the different nations of the world.â€�
Asked if China is a rival to India, Dr Jaishankar said that it was in the common interest of both the countries to have good relationships.
“In world affairs, we find a very interesting mix of competition and collaboration. Competition because each country, in a common space, looks for what is best for itself. But if there is only pure competition, there is no international order. So, everyone also cooperates so that an international order can exist. We find a balance between cooperation and competition. With China, we are neighbours, we know each other for a long time. We have made different choices, but in our region, we are not very prescriptive… Of course, everyone believes in the virtues of their model, but it is not in our culture to say it upfront,â€� he added.
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US threatens Egypt with sanctions over arms deal with Russia
Source:  Deccan Chronicle
Friday, 15 November 2019 17:06

Reportedly, Cairo signed a 2-billion-dollar agreement with Moscow earlier this year to buy more than 20 Su-35 jets.

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