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  • BJP to win Delhi Assembly election next year: party vice-president
  • Wardha’s Mahatma Gandhi varsity bans non-veg food on campus
  • About 60 per cent polling reported in by-elections for 15 Karnataka Assembly seats
  • India: step up reform efforts to increase quality jobs and incomes, says OECD
  • Metro Railway-Kolkata, the ride becomes costlier from today
  • Protein antibiotics offer new hope for fighting common crop diseases
  • In name of child theft and cow smuggling BJP making two communities fight: Hemant
  • Pradhan calls for focus on Bio Energy to mitigate air pollution
  • Sri Lanka appoint Mickey Arthur as head coach
  • Exercise INDRA 2019 to be conducted from Dec 10-19
  • Salaries of 7 officers stopped for failing to provide UCs
  • Artificial Intelligence introduced as a subject in class IX: Pokhriyal
  • K'taka bypolls: Around 60 pc polling in 15 Assy seats
  • Two killed in twin car bombings in rebel-held area in NE Syria
  • Raghubar attacks Soren family, accuses them of buying land of tribals at throwaway prices
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MIFF 2018 to screen over 430 documentary & short films

Mumbai, Jan 24 (UNI) The much awaited documentary film festival in India, the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films or MIFF as it is known popularly, will see a grand inaugural on January 28 at The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) here.
According to a statement here on Wednesday, the week long festival will showcase nearly 430 documentary, short and animation films from over 40 countries.
The oldest and the largest film festival for non-feature films in South Asia, which began in 1990, is being organized by the Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
The response to the 15th edition of MIFF has been overwhelming, signifying a vibrant documentary culture in India and the world. The festival directorate received a record 790 entries, with 194 entries
from 32 countries in the International competition and 596 entries in the National competition.
Selection of films for National and International Competition was made by independent Selection Committees. In view of large number of entries for the national competition, a two-tier selection process was followed. The Chairpersons of the Regional Selection Committees (Mumbai I&II, Delhi, Kolkata & Bangalore) met in Mumbai and evaluated the short listed films before recommending 43 films for the National Competition.
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Wardha’s Mahatma Gandhi varsity bans non-veg food on campus

05 Dec 2019 | 8:35 PM

Wardha, Dec 5 (UNI) In an unprecedented move, the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (MGAHV) here has suddenly banned all non-vegetarian food items on its campus, with many scholars feeling indignation at the move, sources said on Thursday.

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About 60 per cent polling reported in by-elections for 15 Karnataka Assembly seats

05 Dec 2019 | 8:35 PM

Bengaluru, Dec 5 (UNI) About 60 per cent polling was reported in the byelections to 15 Karnataka Assembly seats in which the majority of candidates were disqualified MLAs and contesting on ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket.

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Haryana vigilance nabs SDO, Asstt clerk for taking bribe

05 Dec 2019 | 8:32 PM

Ambala, Dec 5 (UNI) Haryana State Vigilance Bureau arrested an SDO and Assistant Clerk while taking bribe of Rs 5,000 at the agriculture department office here on Thursday.

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Maharashtra to emerge as hotspot for organic cotton cultivation: Stakeholders

05 Dec 2019 | 8:31 PM

Nagpur, Dec 5 (UNI) Maharashtra, being the largest producer of cotton in India and having taken the lead in organic cotton cultivation, can soon emerge as a key hub for organic cotton cultivation as well as for the entire apparel industry, averred the stakeholders at an event on Thursday.

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Officers should mutually work & focus on resolving problems of people: Haryana Min

05 Dec 2019 | 8:29 PM

Chandigarh, Dec 5 (UNI) Haryana Power, New and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjit Singh said that officers of all departments should mutually work and focus on resolving the problems of people on a priority basis.

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