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December 2017

Tinsel route to power in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) The road to power in Tamil Nadu lies through the tinsel world -- or so it seems.In a movie crazy state where silver screen actors enjoy larger than life image, the Tamil film industry has catapulted a few to the very top. Many others have won elections because of their screen popularity. The latest actor deciding to test out this route is the iconic Rajinikanth. On Sunday, putting to rest two decades of speculation, he announced his political plunge and said he will fight the next Assembly elections…

Over Rs 6.5 lakh in fake currency seized in Bengal, two arrested

Kolkata, Dec 31 (IANS) personnel seized Fake Indian Currency Notes of the face value of Rs. 6.5 lakh and arrested two smugglers, including a woman, in West Bengal's Malda district on Sunday, the last day of the year, a BSF official said.Acting on a tip off, the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers from Malda district headquarter laid a special ambush in Kaliachak and Baliyadanga crossing and apprehended the two smugglers on Sunday morning. "Two smugglers named Ainul Haque, 39, and Renu Mondal, 40, travelling on a motor…

BJP and its government bluffing the people: CPI-M

Agartala, Dec 31 (IANS) The BJP-led central government has no policies for the people and is just "bluffing" to the people, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday."Narendra Modi and his BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)are bluffers, they are always bluffing the people of India. However, people within three and a half years have already realised their bluff," Yechury said while addressing a huge gathering here. "The country needs 'niti' (policy), not the 'neta' (leader) to run the…

206 militants killed, 75 persuaded to give up arms in 2017: DGP

Srinagar, Dec 31 (IANS) A total of 206 militants were killed by security forces in Jammu amd Kashmir and 75 others persuaded to shun violence in 2017, state police chief S.P. Vaid said on Sunday.Addressing a media conference here, Director General of Police Vaid said there were many misconceptions about "Operation All Out" started by the security forces in J&K during 2017. "I want to make it clear that this operation is not only about killing militants, but also to bring them back into the mainstream.…

Suicide bomber kills 12 in Afghanistan

Kabul, Dec 31 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 16 others injured when a suicide attacker detonated his explosive device among mourners at a funeral in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city on Sunday."A terrorist blew himself up at the funeral ceremony of the former Governor of Haska Mina district, killing 12 mourners," an official who declined to be named told Xinhua news agency. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, an official said the Islamic State was to blame.
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