Bollywood star Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

December 7, 2017

A scion of the Kapoor film-making dynasty, the celebrated actor appeared in a number of Indian features and Merchant Ivory films Veteran Indian film industry supporter Shashi Kapoor has died at the age of 79, it has been confirmed.

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Hyderabad prepares for Ivanka Trump tour with rainbows and lookalikes

November 28, 2017

Donald Trump daughters arrival in south Indian municipality activates curve of Ivanka times on bulletin and simulated mannequins If she happens to glimpse from the window of her motorcade as it courses through Hyderabad, Narendra Modi; and as the rafter face of a mannequin outside Mohammed Cap Mart, a bustling accumulate near the medieval-era Charminar mosque. Hundreds of Hyderabadis have flocked to the supermarket for selfies alongside the Ivanka mannequin…

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Hardline Hindu nationalists campaign against Taj Mahal

November 1, 2017

Resentment over Muslim emperor building Indias most famous monument gasolines campaign to push it to perimeters of history Times are tough for India’s monument to affection. Air pollution is forming its marble skin-deep yellow. Restoration work is obscuring its famous minarets. Tens of thousands of tourists still flock to Agra each year, but quantities are Yogi Adityanath paid an elaborated officer trip to Agra on Thursday to issue self-assurances that…

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‘Norman said the president wants a pyramid’: how starchitects built Astana

October 19, 2017

Architects have a thing for strong subjects, and the large-scale world-wide rehearses from Norman Foster to Zaha Hadid have piled in in a bid to help Kazakhstans dictator, Nursultan Nazarbayev, construct himself a award city If you could see through the timber of selfie-sticks, the contemplate from the upper part of the center pavilion of the Astana Expo was a prospect like no other. It was strange enough to be…

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Joshua Boyle: Canadian held in Afghanistan says his child was killed in captivity

October 16, 2017

Joshua Boyle condemns absurdity of kidnappers and says he hopes to build temple for kinfolk after five-year ordeal A Canadian man who was held hostage with their own families for five years has said that the Taliban-linked militants who kidnapped him and his wife in Afghanistan abused her and killed an infant daughter born in captivity. Giving new details of the family’s anguish after arriving at Toronto airport following a…

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Too many have died in Afghanistan already. Trump must not draw us back | Owen Jones

October 13, 2017

Too much blood has already been spilled in a conflict that the west cannot prevail, says Guardian editor Owen Jones The test of any professed opposition to Donald Trump is what reply is forthcoming when he starts dropping devices or casting soldiers to die. There were those who spoke in grave moods about Trump’s threat to world peace- even suggesting he was an American Hitler- but get teary-eyed as soon…

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‘I don’t want tension’: Indian boxer beats China rival then offers belt back to heal border rift

August 6, 2017

Vijender Singh realise gesticulate of peacefulnes to Zulpikar Maimaitiali amid increasingly tense stand-off in Himalayas An Indian boxer triumphed a claim fight against a Chinese foe before offer to hand back the trophy as a gesture of conciliation between the two nations which are locked in a territorial disagree in the Himalayas. Vijender Singh thump Zulpikar Maimaitiali on stations on Saturday to hold his WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight entitle…

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