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  • Amit Shah, Smriti Irani to file nomination for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat today

    July 28, 2017 12:50 AM 35

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani will file their nominations for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat today at 11 a.m. The Parliamentary board of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced that party chief Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani will contest for Rajya

  • Armed forces' officials in forward bases will continue to get ration

    July 26, 2017 6:07 PM 31

    keeping in mind "the important role of the armed forces", the Centre does not want to stop providing free rations or granting 'ration money allowance' to officers of the defence forces posted in peace areas. The Seventh Pay Commission however wants these stopped. NEW DELHI: Armed forces' officials serving in forward bases will continue to get their free ration

  • Why you need to spend your summer Saturdays watching these great Canadian films

    July 20, 2017 3:30 PM 13

    The Filmmakers host Johanna Schneller makes the case for some classic homegrown movies Johanna Schneller is one of North America’s leading freelance journalists specializing in entertainment features. Her work has appeared in major magazines, including Vanity Fair, In Style, Premiere, More and Ladies Home Journal. She was a senior writer in the Los Angeles

  • Italy wins mixed synchro swim gold, Canada 6th

    July 17, 2017 11:42 AM 37

    Minisini and Flamini earn country's first title of 2017 worlds Giorgio Minisini and Manila Flamini earned Italy its first gold medal of the world aquatics championships by winning the mixed duet technical synchronized swimming competition on Monday in Budapest, Hungary. Minisini and Flamini finished with a total of 90.2979 points, edging Russia's Mikhaela

  • US Women's Open: Shanshan Feng leads by one going into final round

    July 15, 2017 11:36 PM 37

    China's Shanshan Feng will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Women's US Open in New Jersey. The 27-year-old birdied the 18th at the Trump National Golf Club to card a one-under-par 71 to sit at eight under after three rounds. South Korean amateur Choi Hye-Jin, 17, and compatriot Amy Yang are tied a shot back in second having both hit 70s. Fellow

  • Trump’s Comment About France’s First Lady Draws Groans on Late Night

    July 14, 2017 9:45 AM 73

    Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. What do you think of it? What else are you interested in? Let us know: thearts@nytimes.com. President Trump’s trip to France was meant to celebrate Bastille Day and also mark the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. But it’s gotten

  • President Trump Said His Plan Will Balance the Budget. That's Not True, the CBO Says

    July 13, 2017 3:58 PM 35

    (WASHINGTON) — A new government analysis of President Donald Trump's budget plan says it wouldn't come close to balancing the federal ledger like the White House has promised. Thursday's Congressional Budget Office report says that Trump's budget, if followed to the letter, would result in a $720 billion deficit at the end of 10 years instead of the slight

  • Mo Farah announces last track appearance after World Championships

    July 13, 2017 10:26 AM 21

    Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says his last race on the track in Britain will be at the Grand Prix in Birmingham in August. Farah, 34, said last year that he will focus on marathons after this year's World Championships in London, which run from 4-13 August. But he will now compete in the Diamond League at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on the track

  • Mainland official urges academics to contribute to cross-Strait peace, stability

    July 1, 2017 9:20 AM 26

    SHANGHAI, July 1 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland Taiwan affairs chief Zhang Zhijun Saturday called on mainland academics to continue to support the peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and the peaceful reunification of the motherland. Zhang, head of the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office and the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China

  • Confederations Cup: Ronaldo helps Portugal into semi-final as hosts Russia out

    June 24, 2017 6:03 PM 38

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty as Portugal beat New Zealand 4-0 to seal their semi-final place at the Confederations Cup. Mexico also progressed to the semi-finals as they knocked hosts Russia out of the tournament with a 2-1 victory. Portugal ensured top spot in Group A as New Zealand finished bottom after a third straight defeat. However, defender