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Heart of Asia conference begins with focus on tackling terror in region

Amritsar: As Afghanistan faces the resurgence of Taliban, a conference of major regional and global powers began today in this holy city to explore ways to effectively deal with threat of terrorism in the region, its complex security matrix and help the war-ravaged nation in its transition. Being attended by nearly 40 countries and leading

Will focus deportation efforts on criminals: Trump

Washington: US President-elect Donald Trump said he will deport undocumented immigrants who have “criminal records,” a policy that is expected to affect between 1-3 million people. Trump discussed his plans during an interview with the CBS program “60 Minutes” that will air on Sunday night, Efe news reported. “What we are going to do is

My administration will focus on defeating ISIS: Trump

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said that if elected to power, his administration “will stop the reckless interventions” and instead focus on “defeating and totally destroying ISIS”. “Trump administration will stop the reckless interventions and instead focus on defeating and totally destroying ISIS. “We’re also going to build up our cyber defenses,” Trump

Apple’s $45 mn facility in China to focus on hardware

Beijing: Concerned over falling iPhone sales and the phenomenal rise of Chinese smartphone players, Apple has set up its first research and development centre in China with the initial investment of 100 million yuan ($15 million). According to China Daily, the facility will be set up in Wangjing area of Beijing. The centre will have

G20 summit to focus on steps to boost economic growth, trade

Hangzhou: Global economic slowdown, raisingprotectionism, structural reforms to expand global trade and creation of jobs, innovation, inclusive growth and climate finance are the key topics to be discussed at the two-day G20 summit starting in this picturesque Chinese city tomorrow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join US President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping along

State to focus on productivity of agriculture: Chief Secretary

Chandigarh: To improve farm productivity in Punjab, the government has given its mandate to Punjab Agriculture University, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and other educational institute to focus on research based projects, a senior officer said on Tuesday. At a State Level Sanctioning Committee meeting of Rashtrya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) Punjab Chief

‘Reforms, inclusive growth India’s focus areas at G20 summit’

Beijing: India’s focus at the G20 summit in China next month will be on global structural reforms to generate jobs, spur inclusive growth and discuss issues relating to the USD 100 billion climate financing committed by developed nations, the economic affairs secretary said today. Shaktikanta Das also said the BRICS summit in Goa in October

Want to focus more on Telugu films: Sonam Bajwa

Chennai: Actress Sonam Bajwa, who currently juggles between the Telugu and Punjabi industry, says she intends to focus on doing more Telugu films going forward and explore a variety of characters in the process. Sonam makes her Telugu debut with this week’s release “Aatadukundam Raa”, which stars Sushanth in the lead. “I couldn’t have asked for

G20 to focus on balanced growth: Chinese officials

Beijing: The upcoming G20 summit slated to be held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, will focus on international cooperation in the face of economic risks and challenges to achieve sustainable and balanced growth, officials said. Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said this summit hopes to give the G20 group a leading role in charting the

Nepal opposition urges government to focus on bilateral ties

Kathmandu:  The Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-UML) on Sunday urged the government to focus on the implementation of bilateral agreements signed with China and India. Speaking in parliament, CPN-UML MP Keshav Badal asked the government to implement a number of bilateral agreements reached with neighbouring countries during the then Prime Minister’s visits, Xinhua reported. “The

I’m playing cricket and would like to focus on it: Dhoni

Mumbai:Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni sayshe does not intend to retire soon and wants to focus on his game. The trailer launch of “M S Dhoni: The Untold Story”, held here last night after some delay, was attended by Dhoni, actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who plays the titular role, director Neeraj Pandey and Vijay Singh from

Coe’s focus on reinstating Russia after ‘catacylsmic failure’

Rio de Janeiro:  World athletics chief Sebastian Coe blasted Russia’s “cataclysmic failure” over doping but said he was now focused on ending the country’s suspension from track and field. Revelations of a state-run doping conspiracy prompted Russia’s suspension from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), ruling the traditional powerhouse out of the Rio Olympics.

IIFA to promote India-Spain ties with cinema in focus

Madrid: The 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) — which celebrates the soft power of Bollywood in taking India to global audiences — is set to celebrate 60 years of India’s diplomatic relations with Spain here starting Thursday with close to 150 celebrities and over 20,000 fans in attendance. Regarded as the

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Focus on engagement with fans, Thakur tells media managers

Dharamsala: BCCI President Anurag Thakurwants the media managers of various state associations to focus more on “engagement with fans as well as mediapersons” rather than looking after “traditional arrangements”. Thakur addressed the media managers of various state associations, who had gathered here for the first ever Annual Conclave of the BCCI. In the past, the

‘Indian government could focus on e-commerce in jewellery industry’

New Delhi: Internationally-acclaimed Indian jewellery designer Vinita Michael, who is settled in Dubai, says there is a paradigm shift in the jewellery industry in India with an increase in demand for “contemporary pieces”. However, she feels the government can pay more attention as far as the e-commerce sector for jewellery is concerned. Michael, whose pieces

Parrikar on a 5-day visit to China

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will hold talks with top Chinese political and defence leaders during his five-day visit to that country beginning today which comes amid strains in bilateral relations over Beijing’s move to block India’s attempt in the UN to clamp a ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar. Defence Ministry sources said the