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OSCARS Rajkummar Rao’s Newton will fly the flag for India

Rajkummar Rao’s latest release Newton is India’s official entry at Oscars 2018. The satire, which released this weekend, will now have to make it into the shortlist of the five nominations that will then battle for Best Foreign Film honours at the 90th Academy Awards on March 4 next year. ‘Newton has been selected as India’s official entry to Oscars. It was unanimously chosen from 26 entries this year,’ Supran Sen, secretary general of Film Federation Of India (FFI) said in an official statement on Friday. Newton has been submitted…

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The Latest: Bangladesh PM accuses Myanmar of laying mines

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The latest on the U.N. General Assembly meeting (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Bangladesh’s prime minister is accusing Myanmar of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims and laying land mines to prevent those who fled to Bangladesh from returning. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina demanded that the Rohingya be able to return to Myanmar “in safety, security and dignity.” Hasina told the U.N. General Assembly…

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China and Bahrain may swap places on Formula One calendar

Formula One is confident China will have a race next season but the grand prix in Shanghai may end up swapping dates with Bahrain, commercial managing director Sean Bratches said on Thursday. China is currently pencilled in as the second round of the season, subject to confirmation of a new contract, on April 8 with the race at Bahrain’s Sakhir circuit on the following weekend. The season is due to start in Australia on March 25. The current Shanghai race weekend coincides with China’s Qingming national holiday However the current…

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BJP meet to plan India’s national blueprint

The BJP has been called a political war machine for good reason and the national Capital is about to see it first-hand on September 24 and 25 when the entire juggernaut will arrive for the ‘extended’ national executive at the Talkatora stadium.  The latter date has been chosen deliberately to coincide with ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay’s birthday. While the general elections 2019 may be close to two years away in the future, the party has made the upcoming national executive meeting a massive brainstorming session for the entire party, as unlike…

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Rouhani at UN defends Iran nuclear deal against ‘rogue newcomers’

No caption Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday defended the nuclear deal at the United Nations, saying it was an internationally backed accord that should not be destroyed by “rogue newcomers to the world of politics.” Hitting back at US President Donald Trump’s threat to scrap the 2015 deal, Rouhani told the UN General Assembly that the deal had won global support and that its fate could not be decided by “one or two countries”. “It would be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by rogue…

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More UN sanctions on North Korea: what do they mean?

North Korea has shrugged off numerous sets of sanctions aimed at crimping its nuclear and missile programmes, and this month unveiled what it said was a working hydrogen bomb The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted new sanctions on North Korea, including restrictions on oil shipments, to punish Pyongyang for its sixth and largest nuclear test. But Washington toned down its initial proposals to secure backing from China and Russia. Here are some key questions on UNSC resolution 2375, and its attempt to end the North’s nuclear weapons and missile…

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£1.5billion aid fund still spent on India and China

Britain’s foreign aid budget is being used to cut smoking in China and keep homes in India cool rather than going to the world’s poorest countries, a Government watchdog warns today. Ministers are accused of dishing out a £1.5billion fund for international research projects ‘in haste’ instead of making sure it is targeted at those most in need. Despite repeated promises to concentrate UK aid on the poorest nations, much of the research cash – which is counted towards the controversial 0.7 per cent aid target – is going to…

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Japan PM says it’s important to change N.Korea’s policy through stronger pressure

TOKYO, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that it is important to change North Korea’s policy by imposing a higher level of pressure on the country than ever before. Abe told reporters that Japan wants to exercise leadership to bring about change in Pyongyang’s policies through close cooperation with the international community. The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on Sept. 3, imposing a ban on the country’s…

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UN Security council votes for new North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has implemented sanctions against North Korea after the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test. Imports of crude oil have been capped – although the council stopped short of a total ban – and textile exports have been banned in the latest move against the state. It was the ninth sanctions resolution over North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs adopted by the 15-member council since 2006.  The United Nations Security Council has implemented sanctions against North Korea after the country’s sixth and most powerful…

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China Urges N.Korea To Stop Her Nuclear Program

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 11 (Reuters) – China’s U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi called on North Korea to “take seriously the expectations and will of the international community” to halt its nuclear and ballistic missile development, and called on all parties to remain “cool-headed” and not stoke tensions. Liu said relevant parties should resume negotiations “sooner rather than later.” To kick-start talks, China and Russia have proposed a dual suspension of North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile testing as well as U.S. and South Korean military exercises. “We think it’s a big…

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