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Punjab unveils new policies for NRI’s

The Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal would formally launch “NRI card” at Chandigarh tomorrow while the deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal would showcase Punjab as best investment destination through a power point presentation during the first leg of the Pravasi Bharatiya Sammelan 2013, aimed at working out solutions for …

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Frieda Pinto signs on for first Bollywood project

 Four years after making her big screen debut, sources say Freida Pinto has finally signed a Hindi film.   The actress became an overnight sensation after her first film Slumdog Millionaire won a bevy of international awards, be it the BAFTAs or the Academy Awards. The actress went on to …

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‘Table No. 21’: A taut thriller

The last 30 minutes of this gripping thriller has a life of its own. In fact, the end-game is so stunning and so overpowering in its message, that it makes us overlook the ingrained improbability of the rest of the film. Not that Table No 21 (and wait till you …

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Cuts to Child Benefit come into effect

Hundreds of thousands of better off families are set to lose their child benefit under new changes that come into force today. Families with one parent earning more than £60,000 will have all their benefit payments stopped whilst those families with a parent earning more than £50,000 will lose part …

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Injured teen Malala Yousafzai leaves hospital in Birmingham

The teenage Pakistani education campaigner shot by the Taliban has left the hospital in Birmingham where she had been undergoing specialist treatment.   Malala Yousafzai, 15, hugged and waved goodbye to staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after months of treatment, including surgery to remove the assassin’s bullet from her …

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Anurag Kashyap in Sundance 2013 Jury

Anurag Kashyap’s New Year has begun as he left his exceptional 2012 after the director and producer was named as a jury member of America’s pre-eminent independent film festival, Sundance. Kashyaps’ critically acclaimed gangster epic ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ will also screen at the Festival. He is set to join Lebanese …

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Troubled Kingfisher Airlines loses license to fly

India’s troubled Kingfisher Airlines has lost its flying permit after a deadline to renew its suspended licence expired, the aviation regulator said. The debt-ridden carrier has been grounded since October after repeated strikes by workers over unpaid wages. The airline said there was no cause for concern as rules allowed …

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Scottish Sikh Community leader passes away

Sikh community leader Hans Singh, who helped establish Scotland’s first Gurdwara, has died aged 87. Mr Singh, a mathematics graduate originally from Amritsar, settled with his wife in Glasgow in 1948. He was a widely respected community leader who spearheaded the successful campaign, which saw Sikhs gain exemption from wearing …

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