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India to approve IKEA investment – Report

The Indian government is expected to approve a $1.93 billion investment proposal by Swedish furniture retailer IKEA, according to the Wall Street Journal. The proposal will be assessed The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday, 1 May, with one official telling the Journal he was “confident” it will be …

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Bollywood unanimous in praise for ‘Bombay Talkies’

Bollywood stars have given a resounding thumbs-up to Bombay Talkies, the collection of shorts marking 100 years of Indian cinema from directors Karan Johar, Dibakar Bannerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap. Actors Konkana Sen Sharma, Riteish Deshmukh, Aamir Khan, Rahul Khanna, Juhi Chawla, Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra were among …

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Musharraf gets life-time ban on running for public office

The High Court in Peshawar has banned former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Muehsarraf from running for public office for the rest of his life. One of Musharraf‘s lawyers, Saad Shibli, told the Associated Press that he plans to challenge Tuesday’s ruling in the Supreme Court. Judges had already barred Musharraf …

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Ford Motors to make first foray into Burma

Ford Motors is to make its first foray into Burma, the latest foreign company to set up in the country after economic sanctions were lifted. The American giant has announced a deal with Burma’s Capital Diamond Star group to open a series of car dealerships in the capital Yangon selling …

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Asif Kapadia to direct Amy Winehouse documentary

Award-winning director Asif Kapadia is to make a documentary about Amy Winehouse, using previously unseen footage of the late London-born singer. Kapadia won a BAFTA for his 2010 documentary for ‘Senna’, based on the life of Brazilian Formula One legend Ayrton Senna. “Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent,” said Asif Kapadia …

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