Veteran actor, adman Alyque Padamsee dead

Mumbai: Veteran actor, theatre personality and advertising guru Alyque Padamsee died here Saturday morning, family sources said. He was 90. He is survived by three former wives and four children besides other relatives. Among other achievements, Padamsee is best remembered for his role of Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Richard Attenborough's multi-Oscar award winner classic, "Gandhi" (1982). A renowned personality in English theatre productions, he produced notable plays like "Evita", "Jesus Christ Superstar"...

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Trade war will have no winners: Xi

Port Moresby: China's President Xi Jinping said here Saturday that the world needs common rules of global governance that do not respond to "selfish agendas" and warned that a trade war will have no winners. "History has shown that in confrontations, whether in the form of a cold war, a hot war or a commercial war, there are never winners," Xi said in a speech at the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Forum (APEC)...

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Hindu group calls for shutdown in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: A Hindu group Saturday called for a shutdown in Kerala following the "detention" of few religious leaders the previous night from the Sabarimala temple premises. The most prominent among the detained Friday night were Hindu Iykavedi (HI) President and senior BJP leader K.P. Sasikala. She was detained while proceeding towards the Lord Ayyappa shrine. Carrying the customary holy kit 'Irumudi Kettu' on her head, Sasikala was stopped by the police...

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74 killed in California wildfires, over 1,000 missing

San Francisco: The destructive California wildfires have so far killed at least 74 people with over 1,000 reported missing, authorities said. Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said Friday evening that the number of people missing due to Northern California's Camp Fire, deemed as the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state's history, was 1,011, CNN reported. Of the 74 victims, 71 were killed in Northern California while the...

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Veteran actor, adman Alyque Padamsee dead

Mumbai: Veteran actor, theatre personality and advertising guru Alyque Padamsee died here Saturday morning, family sources said. He was 90. He is survived by three former wives and four children besides other relatives. Among other achievements, Padamsee is best remembered for his role of Mohammed Ali Jinnah in Richard Attenborough's multi-Oscar award winner classic, "Gandhi" (1982). A renowned...

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Sambalpur crematorium lying defunct, public sore

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