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Why adults are telling stories on stage

[ad_1] Priti Mutha was already struggling with post-partum depression when her father passed away unexpectedly. Her mind was full of thoughts she wanted to share but she had no one to talk to about. That’s when she came across The Narrative, a live and personal storytelling show based in Chennai. “I don’t know if it was fate, but the topic of the show was personal loss, and it felt as
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Major diplomatic campaign to get US waiver on S-400 | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India mounted a major diplomatic-military campaign to convince the US to grant a waiver to its mega $5.43 billion acquisition of five squadrons of S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems from Russia in the run-up to the contract being inked on Friday, and will continue to do so in the months ahead. Top government sources say India has assured the Trump administration that it “will never compromise
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All parties, except BJP & PDP, contributed to Kashmir ‘mess’: Governor | India News

[ad_1] SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik has held National Conference, Congress, Pakistan and separatists responsible for the protracted violent conflicts in Kashmir, but spared BJP and PDP from his attack. In an exclusive interview to STOI, Malik, who took charge of the state in August, said that not only successive governments in New Delhi — excepting Vajpayee’s and Modi’s — even mainstream politicians played cynical roles and
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Tamil Nadu governor says vice-chancellor selection was steeped in corruption in the past | India News

[ad_1] CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu governor and chancellor of universities Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday alleged that several crores of rupees used to change hands in the appointment of vice chancellors in the past. Addressing a conference for enhancing quality of education in the city, the governor said soon after he took charge, he put an end to corruption and ensured that VCs were appointed only on the basis of merit. Though
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Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey investigates missing journalist

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since lunchtime on Tuesday Turkish prosecutors have opened an investigation into the disappearance of a missing Saudi journalist.Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has not been heard from since Tuesday, when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.Turkish officials have said they believe Mr Khashoggi is still inside.Prince bin Salman told Bloomberg
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Video shows monkey ‘driving’ bus in Karnataka, India

[ad_1] Image copyright YouTube Image caption This is not the face of a man who is concerned by events An Indian bus driver has been suspended - for letting a monkey "drive" his bus.This is despite not one of the 30-or-so passengers on board the vehicle in southern Karnataka state complaining about their furry chauffeur.However, when a video of the relaxed - and apparently competent - langur monkey taking the
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Assembly elections in 5 states: Stage set for high-stakes battle before 2019 LS polls | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Election Commission on Saturday announced dates for assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana setting the stage for a high-stakes battle in the five states. The assembly elections in these states will be held between November 12 and December 7, in what could be a virtual semi-final to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Counting of votes will be taken up together in all
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Interpol urges China to clarify status of missing president Meng Hongwei

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Meng Hongwei is a senior Communist Party official as well as Interpol president International police agency Interpol has urged China to clarify the status of its president, Meng Hongwei, who has gone missing on a visit to the country.The agency said it was concerned about the well-being of its president.His family have not heard from him since he left Interpol HQ in the French
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At least 50 dead after oil tanker collision in DR Congo

[ad_1] At least 50 people have died after an oil tanker collided with a car on a major road in the west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The incident occurred near the city of Kisantu, between the capital Kinshasa and the port of Matadi.One hundred people suffered second-degree burns, Atou Matabuana, the governor of Kongo Central region said."The flames spread rapidly engulfing nearby houses," the UN's Okapi radio reported.Roads
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Why Virat Kohli wants ICC to reconsider new water break rules | Cricket News

[ad_1] RAJKOT: India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday raised concerns over the new ICC regulations which permit water breaks only at the fall of a wicket or in-between overs and hoped match officials take into account external factors such as heat. As per the new ICC regulations from September 30, water breaks are permitted only at the fall of a wicket or in-between overs, with unscheduled breaks at the umpires'