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Hollywood blockbuster 12 Years a Slave features character based on Canadian man

January 29, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Kenora family talks ties to 12 Years a Slave ahead of Oscars

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The film 12 Years a Slave has racked up nine Oscar nominations, and CBC has found a Canadian connection to the film, not far from Winnipeg.

The film is a true story that follows Solomon Northup, a man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the southern United States in 1841.

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Arvind Kejriwal demands special investigation team probe-India Today Online New Delhi

January 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm

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Within two days of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi admitting in a TV interview that some of his party members were probably involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi has decided to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the riots.

Treat MPs as per VIP protocol, DGCA tells airlines -PTI New Delhi

January 29, 2014 at 5:47 pm

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In a controversial move, government has asked private airlines to give special privileges like lounge access to MPs, sparking a furore with political leaders and others denouncing it for not being in sync with the times.

Dunkin’ Donuts India has lots on its plate-Ajita Shashidhar BT

January 29, 2014 at 5:39 pm

 

Dunkin’ Donuts India has lots on its plate

Dev Amritesh, COO, Dunkin’ Donuts India.  Aditya Kapoor

The biggest learning point for Dev Amritesh, COO, Dunkin’ Donuts India, from his earlier role as marketing head of Dominos Pizza has been localisation. From sourcing ingredients to offering an Indian touch to the menu, it is the strategy of not copy-pasting the international business model that has worked well for Dominos  in India. The pizza giant has close to 500 stores in the country. Amritesh’s strategy for America’s popular doughnut and coffee brand, Dunkin Donuts, has also been that of localisation. Both Dominos and Dunkin are present in India through franchise deals with Jubilant FoodWorks.

Bharti Airtel looks set for a financial turnaround, finally-Sunny Sen BT

January 29, 2014 at 5:35 pm

 

Bharti Airtel looks set for a financial turnaround, finally

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Sunil Bharti Mittal can now relax. The telecom behemoth that he built and bears his middle name, Bharti Airtel , is turning the corner. After many quarters, India’s largest mobile-phone operator by number of subscribers has reported profit growth. That too in spectacular fashion.

Dhoom 3 gets global success, earns Rs 500 crore- IANS Mumbai

January 29, 2014 at 5:31 pm

 

Dhoom:3 gets global success, earns Rs 500 crore

Rs 100 crore seems like a forgotten figure! “Dhoom 3”, the latest instalment of Bollywood’s successful action adventure franchise, has grossed Rs 501.35 crore ($83.56 million) worldwide since its release December 20 last year.

Has Rahul Gandhi come of age?

January 29, 2014 at 5:27 pm

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Rahul Gandhi says he is sure about wanting to change the system, empower women, deepen democracy, open up politics to the young and make India a world-beating manufacturing hub.

That’s going by his first formal interview on Monday night, a decade after becoming the latest member of the India’s fabled Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to enter politics.

Eight killed in western India bus fire

January 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm

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At least eight people have been killed after the bus they were travelling in caught fire in India’s western state of Maharashtra, media reports say.

The bus was travelling from Pune city in Maharashtra to Ahmedabad in Gujarat state when it collided with a truck on a highway early on Wednesday.

Meeting Taiwan’s new-age Buddhists

January 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm

Cindy Sui By Cindy Sui BBC News, Taipei

Volunteers serve food at a Tzu Chi event on 18 January 2014 Taiwan’s Buddhist organisations are increasingly looking to help out those in need

Sorting through a large pile of used clothes and household items, Hsiao Hsiu-chu is the picture of a new-age Buddhist.

Imran Farooq murder: Two men sought by UK authorities

January 29, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Owen Bennett-Jones By Owen Bennett-Jones BBC Newsnight

Imran Farooq Imran Farooq was murdered outside his home four years ago

UK prosecutors have asked Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 murder of Imran Farooq, a senior leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

He was stabbed outside his home in Edgware, London, close to the Pakistani political party’s international HQ.


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