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Getting close to reality

The creative director of Tumbbad, Anand Gandhi, has been busy these days writing the screenplay for his next film. Titled Emergence, the film has been in development for the last five years. The story follows four scientists, as they race against a deadly pandemic to save the world from devastation. The screenplay has turned out to be eerily prophetic, but in the wake of t

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Israel swears in unity government

Israel’s Parliament swore in its new unity government on Sunday led by Prime Minister Netanyahu and his former rival Benny Gantz, ending the longest political crisis in the nation’s history.Lawmakers in the 120-person parliament, the Knesset, formally approved the three-year coalition government with 73 voting for and 49 against. One member was absent for the

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Such accidents are not deaths, but murders: Akhilesh Yadav on UP truck accident

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday termed the death of 24 migrant labourers in Auraiya as “indescribable” sadness, saying such accidents are “not deaths, but murders”.At least 24 migrant labourers lost their lives and 36 people sustained injuries when a trailer truck carrying them collided with another truck in the early hours of

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Punjab recommends resumption of air, railways, public transport

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said his government has suggested the Centre to resume air, railways and inter-state bus services with reduced capacity. However, the state is not in favour of resumption of teaching in educational institutions till May 31, the chief minister said.Other su

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President Trump honours 10-year-old Indian-American girl for Covid-19 help

Sravya Annappareddy, a 10-year-old Indian-American girl, has been honoured by President Donald Trump for donating cookies to nurses and firefighters and sending personalised greeting cards to health care workers fighting COVID-19 pandemic in the US, the worst affected country in the world.Sravya is a Girl Scouts Troop member and a fourth-grade student

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Indian-origin woman police officer settles Scotland Yard racism case

One of Britain’s senior-most Indian-origin woman police officers, who took legal action against Scotland Yard over allegations of racial and gender discrimination, has struck a confidential settlement with the UK’s largest police force.Parm Sandhu, a Chief Superintendent with the Metropolitan Police, had claimed that she was denied promotions and o

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Notice to Centre, RBI over plea on interest waiver

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Centre and the RBI on a plea seeking interest waiver on loans during the mora