• Padmavati row: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi to meet parliamentary panel
Padmavati row: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi to meet parliamentary panel

The Panel will be chaired by Anurag Thakur and will also be hearing from CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi and officials from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The first was returned because there was no disclaimer. "On November 20, the court, while rejecting Sharma's plea for the blocking the release of " Padmavati " within the country, had...

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  • Washington state sues Uber for millions over data breach cover up
Washington state sues Uber for millions over data breach cover up

The breach was a further setback to the Silicon Valley company after London's transport regulator stripped it of its operating licence in September, citing Uber's approach to reporting serious criminal offences and background checks on drivers.

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  • The Marriage Equality Bill Just Passed The Australian Senate
The Marriage Equality Bill Just Passed The Australian Senate

Dean Smith shared the story of why he'd made a decision to author the marriage equality bill. The bill passed without amendment, with 43 senators voting yes and 12 no. "It says - you are one of us". Various amendments to the bill - including moves to allow civil celebrants to refuse to perform gay weddings - were defeated in the Senate on Tuesd...

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  • GOP, Democrat leaders spar over 'seriousness' as Trump's tweet stalls budget talks
GOP, Democrat leaders spar over 'seriousness' as Trump's tweet stalls budget talks

By the time he returned to the White House - and the meeting with Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, that their Democratic counterparts Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi spurned, Trump's mood had darkened.

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  • Senior Fatah official: Iran is top sponsor of Palestinian division
Senior Fatah official: Iran is top sponsor of Palestinian division

In a press conference in Gaza City yesterday, Hamas leader Khalil al-Hayya called on the unity government to fulfill its obligations toward Gaza, according to Anadolu Agency (AA). On the other hand, Al-Haye said Hamas doesn't repent of clinching reconciliation deal, but noted that the resistance movement also doesn't accept that others "twist its...

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  • Dancing ballerinas help kick off Christmas at White House
Dancing ballerinas help kick off Christmas at White House

Consequently, it makes ideal sense that meme culture - which tends to reflect our collective social and political anxieties - has regularly commented on Melania Trump with the central theme of how well she fits in or doesn't fit into the White House environment.

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  • Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi avoid Rohingya crisis discussion
Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi avoid Rohingya crisis discussion

The Pope's speech afterward also did not include any mention of the plight of the 600,000 Rohingya who have fled their homes in Myanmar's Rakhine State to Bangladesh since August, to escape what the United Nations describes as " ethnic cleansing " by Burmese security forces.

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  • We are committed to overall development of India without discrimination : PM Modi
We are committed to overall development of India without discrimination : PM Modi

After the flagging off ceremony, PM Modi took a ride in the newly-inaugurated metro rail along with Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and other officials. Rao said that number of coaches could be increased to six relying on the traffic. The Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) will start feeder services for the metro from...

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  • United Kingdom hails new royal couple as country awaits wedding details
United Kingdom hails new royal couple as country awaits wedding details

Mr Knauf added that the couple were "grateful to the Queen for granting permission for the use of the Chapel". The American actress, who will become a senior HRH on marrying into the royals, also intends to become a British citizen . The actress will not continue her work on gender with the United Nations or with other organisations, but will in...

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  • White House Considering Ban on Personal Cell Phones of Staffers
White House Considering Ban on Personal Cell Phones of Staffers

The White House computer network already blocks employees from accessing certain websites, including Gmail and Google Hangouts, meaning that without personal devices officials could be cut off from their personal email accounts throughout work day.

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  • Hariri says Hezbollah must remain neutral to ensure Lebanon moves forward
Hariri says Hezbollah must remain neutral to ensure Lebanon moves forward

Hezbollah denies playing a military role in Yemen but has fighters in both Iraq and Syria. "In a politically motivated and targeted move, and by levelling utterly baseless and false accusations against Iran, the U.S.is trying, as always, to deflect the attention of people and the global community from the inhumane crimes committed by the coalitio...

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  • Russian Fighter Intercepts US Reconaissance Aircraft over Black Sea
Russian Fighter Intercepts US Reconaissance Aircraft over Black Sea

The incident occurred last Saturday, when Russian radio-surveillance media identified a SU-30 to prevent violation of its borders, explained the same source. "Unsafe actions have the potential to cause serious harm and injury to all air crews involved", Baldanza told the outlet. USA and Russian aircraft often have encounters in the region, some...

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  • Pakistan capital tense as military silent on protests
Pakistan capital tense as military silent on protests

At least one policeman was killed and scores of others and protesters were injured after the police and paramilitary troops on Saturday stormed a sit-in by religious groups at a major entry point to Islamabad that had been blocked for 20 days.

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  • Drama unfolds as Trump launches Capitol Hill tax blitz
Drama unfolds as Trump launches Capitol Hill tax blitz

The House would repeal the individual deduction for medical expenses and limit the home mortgage-interest deduction to future loans under $500,000 - provisions that aren't in the Senate bill. Johnson said he voted to approve the measure "based on the progress" in recent days. The president was having lunch with some members of the Senate Finance ...

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  • Michael Flynn's attorney reportedly meets with special counsel team
Michael Flynn's attorney reportedly meets with special counsel team

On Thanksgiving, The New York Times reported that Flynn's lawyers had stopped discussing the special counsel's investigation with White House lawyers. Congressional Democrats have also told ABC News that Flynn hid information about overseas trips and contacts with foreign officials when applying for his security clearance.

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  • Trumps to celebrate traditional White House Christmas
Trumps to celebrate traditional White House Christmas

Wearing a winter white dress with cape-like sleeves and gold-toned heels, Mrs. Trump descended a staircase from the residence to the Grand Foyer and spent a few minutes taking in the ballerinas before she joined a group of children making paper wreaths and other decorations in the State Dining Room.

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  • Ivanka Trump keeps 18 hours reserved for site seeing, shopping in Hyderabad
Ivanka Trump keeps 18 hours reserved for site seeing, shopping in Hyderabad

Trump's arrival at the hotel while traffic moved smoothly through the area. This is the eighth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit , where entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters from around the world will gather. Ivanka will also be part of a discussion on increasing women in the workforce through skills training, education, and me...

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  • Merkel ally sees repeat coalition with SPD as 'best option'
Merkel ally sees repeat coalition with SPD as 'best option'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday took a conciliatory tone towards the Social Democrats, or SPD, as she invited them to begin talks on securing a stable government capable of tackling the challenges facing Europe's biggest economy .

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  • European Union to renew glyphosate licence, ignoring concerns
European Union to renew glyphosate licence, ignoring concerns

Nine countries voted against the five-year licence, while one country abstained and the other eighteen countries voted in favour. Germany put its weight behind the extension, a move that divided the caretaker government in Berlin and could have repercussions on Chancellor Angela Merkel's negotiations to form a grand coalition between her conserva...

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  • Trump has no plans to campaign for Moore in Alabama
Trump has no plans to campaign for Moore in Alabama

Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY". The ad does not describe the allegations against the 70-year-old Moore. Zac McCrary, an Alabama-based Democratic pollster, said Jones must focus on issues that cross...

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