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Museum of Modern Art Celebrates Four-Decade Career of Sally Potter

NEW YORK, NY.- A retrospective of the films of British director Sally Potter (b. 1949) at The Museum of Modern Art from July 7 through 21, 2010, celebrates her distinct, independent vision, showing all her feature films, documentaries, and shorts, and a selection of her experimental works made between

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Check rising cost of litigation, says PM

Check rising cost of litigation, says PM

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for joint efforts by the government, the judiciary and lawyers to check the rising cost of litigation.

'It has been said that justice delayed is justice denied. It is important that concerted cooperative efforts are made by the government, the

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Dhaka moves against errant ruling party cadres

Dhaka moves against errant ruling party cadres

Dhaka, May 8 (IANS) Authorities in Bangladesh have launched a crackdown against errant cadres of the ruling Awami League who use political patronage and muscle power to get things done.

The home ministry has asked police to act strictly to curb crimes by activists or face disciplinary measures. On the radar

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Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Jammu region

Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Jammu region

Jammu, May 8 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi may visit Jammu and Kashmir to attend a conference of Pahari-speaking people here May 17, party sources said Saturday.

'Rahul Gandhi is also likely to go to some border areas in Jammu region, especially Rajouri. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah may join him

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Jharkhand political crises fuel air travel

Jharkhand political crises fuel air travel

Ranchi, May 8 (IANS) It's no surprise to find a chartered plane shooting into the sky every time a political crisis hits Jharkhand - which is pretty often, given that the state has seen seven chief ministers in nine years and there is the likelihood of an eighth taking charge

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British voters denied right to vote can claim 750 pounds

British voters denied right to vote can claim 750 pounds

London, May 8 (IANS) Britons denied the right to vote due to chaos at polling booths could be entitled up to 750 pounds compensation each, a lawyer has said.

Voters in at least 14 constituencies in eight cities including London, Sheffield and Birmingham were affected by the chaos.

Long queues formed outside

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Shiela Dikshit’s security up after threat call

Shiela Dikshit’s security up after threat call

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit's security has been stepped up after the police control room received a call from an unknown person, claiming that her life was in danger, an official said Saturday.

'We got a call on Thursday night that the chief minister's life is

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Nepal hails reprieve as Maoists call off strike

Nepal hails reprieve as Maoists call off strike

Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) Nepal bustled with frantic early morning activities Saturday, making best use of a reprieve

after the opposition Maoist party called off a general strike that had kept the country paralysed for six days.

Vehicles were back on streets and highways that had been deserted since May 2

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Government committed to overall growth of all states

Government committed to overall growth of all states

Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Friday said that there was nothing wrong in providing benefits to the industries in hill states like Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal, and maintained this strategy was drafted keeping in mind the broader viewpoint.

The Akali Dal-led Punjab government had recently lashed

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British election leaves all options open

British election leaves all options open

London, May 7 (DPA) Britain's general election produced a stalemate Friday which left open the prospect of a new, Conservative-led government or a continuation of Labour rule.

An intense battle for power ensued as both Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Conservative leader David Cameron said they would enter talks with the

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