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Thousands migrate as landslide blocks major river in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Thousands of people in western Nepal started moving to higher regions after a massive landslide blocked Kali Gandaki, a major river, on Sunday, and buried 25 houses in a village, officials here said. There was no immediate report of any casualty. The blockage was first noticed early Sunday morning at Baisari village in Bhagwati Village Development Commit...

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On average, four killed daily on Delhi roads this year

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) On an average, four people lost their lives daily in road accidents in the national capital in the first 135 days of this year while 21 people were injured on an average every day, Delhi Police data has revealed. The data, which IANS has accessed, pointed out that 579 lives were lost in 2,973 accidents that took place between January 1 and May 15. The num...

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U-14 India boys go down fighting to Tajikistan

Dushanbe (Tajikistan), May 24 (IANS) Indian boys were beaten 0-1 after a tough fight against hosts Tajikistan in the AFC Under-14 Regional Festival Of Football at the FC Istiklol Academy Ground here. India started the match on Saturday on a positive note and piled pressure on their opponents. Bishnu and Ninthoi paired up and exchanged a couple of elegantly timed passes, which saw the lat...

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Barcelona look almost unbeatable: Buffon

Turin (Italy), May 24 (IANS) Italian football club Juventus' captain Gianluigi Buffon has said that their Champions League final opponents Barcelona look almost unbeatable. The two sides will meet at Berlin on June 6 after Juventus qualified for their first European final in 12 years, overcoming a strong challenge from Real Madrid. Barcelona are a team that are almost unbeatable,...

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Ian McKellen considered turning down his knighthood

London, May 24 (IANS) Award-winning actor Ian McKellen says he considered turning down his knighthood in 1991. The Lord of the Rings star felt the awards system is unfair, but was eventually encouraged to take it by his friends, reports mirror.co.uk. I don't think we should have titles. Actors are more likely to get them than fire chiefs or people who have spent their lives doing...

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Richa Chadha's 'unbelievable' moment at Cannes

Cannes, May 24 (IANS) Richa Chadha-starrer Masaan has bagged two awards at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival, but the actress was left speechless as she got an opportunity to meet her idol - French actress Marion Cotillard at the gala. Speechless when I met my idol in flesh. #MarionCotillard. Thank you #MasaanAtCannes and Melita. UNBELIEVABLE, Richa tweeted on Saturday. <...

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Shirish Kunder turns 42, B-Town wishes luck

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Editor-filmmaker Shirish Kunder, best known for his editing skills in films like Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om, turned 42 on Sunday. His star wife Farah Khan along with celebrities like Abhishek Bachchan and Vishal Dadlani hoped he has a great year ahead. Ace choreographer and filmmaker Farah, who married Kunder in 2004 and has a triplet with him, took to Twitter to...

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Chanderpaul's career up in the air

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 24 (IANS) Uncertainty continues to hang over the career of Shiv Chanderpaul with media reports indicated the veteran left-hander has already been chopped from the squad for the upcoming Australia series. Reports on Saturday suggested that the 40-year-old has been left out of the squad following a failed attempt by the team management to get the player to retir...

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Wayne Rooney is very good captain: coach Van Gaal

Manchester, May 24 (IANS) Football manager Louis van Gaal praised Wayne Rooney's work as Manchester United captain this season, saying he is proud of his striker. Rooney was named the skipper following the Dutchman's appointment as manager last summer after a number of players were trialled wearing the armband pre-season. Van Gaal hailed Rooney's work behind the scenes and his versatilit...

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Castiesm is in the DNA of Modi, says JD-U spokesperson

Patna, May 24 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United spokesperson Neeraj Kumar on Sunday said 'castiesm' is in the DNA of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his call for an end to caste-based politics in Bihar is full of contradictions. Neeraj Kumar said the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has been regularly organising meetings of various castes to woo them ahead of next state assembly polls ...

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AAP lists its 100 days of achievements

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP party on Sunday listed its achievements in 100 days of power, highlighting the continuous supply of power in the capital despite acute summer. In tweets, the Aam Aadmi Party also outlined steps taken to fight pollution in Delhi, providing relief to traders, opening a water treatment plant at Dwarka and its move to issue stamp vendor licenses on...

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Not grounding Su-30s combat jets post-rash: Parrikar

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) doesn't intend to ground its fleet of Sukhoi SU-30MKI combat jets despite a sixth plane crashing in six years, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar even as concerns over the frontline fighter continue. The SU-30 fleet has in the past been grounded thrice after accidents but this would not happen again despite Tuesday's crash of a figh...

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This robot learns things like a child

New York, May 24 (IANS) Heard of a robot that can learn things on its own, through trial and error? Well, here is one. Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error -- much like humans learn things. They demonstrated their technique, a type of reinforcement learning, by having a robot...

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British actor Terry Sue-Patt found dead

London, May 24 (IANS) British actor Terry Sue-Patt has died at the age of 50. The actor was found dead at his home in Walthamstow by police on Friday, reports mirror.co.uk. He found fame as Benny Green in BBC's Grange Hill alongside the likes of Todd Carty. Erkan Mustafa, who played Roland on the show, and other co-stars have paid tribute. Sue-Patt became a graffi...

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Cuts in funds, murder of democracy feature Modi government: Congress

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led central government of betraying the people's mandate, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said the Narendra Modi government was characterised with violent cuts in social security schemes and murder of democracy. Modi got a decisive mandate making huge promises, but his own party is now calling these promises as poll gimmicks. (BJP chief) Am...

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Allu Arjun inspires brother to sport six-pack abs

Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Allu Arjun, considered to be the first Telugu actor to sport six-pack abs a few years ago, has now inspired his actor-brother Allu Sirish to follow in his footsteps and achieve a well-sculpted body. Over the last few months, Sirish has been pumping iron for the perfect body. Since childhood, he's been quite healthy with a lot of baby fat. Finally, he has shed...

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Telangana man arrested for rape, murder of daughter

Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Police in Telangana have solved the mystery behind rape and murder of a minor girl with the arrest of her father, who committed the beastly act in an inebriated condition. Meghawat Kamal (38) tried to mislead police by lying that some unidentified people attacked him, kidnapped his 15-year-old daughter, gang raped and murdered her. He even inflicted an injury on ...

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Modi government allergic to Kejriwal: Sisodia

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is allergic to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday. Sisodia told NDTV in an interview, a day before the AAP government completes 100 days in office, that the central government was trying to bulldoze the agenda of the Delhi government. The centre wants to run D...

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I'm apprehensive of reaction: Big B

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who admits of being a victim of fabricated accusation, says he now tries to be more watchful and be apprehensive of reaction. There is adversity in my mind on the concept of reverence towards me or my work. I am embarrassed to the extent of not wishing to be in public space. I am watchful and apprehensive of reaction, the 72-year-old poste...

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Ethiopia votes in regional, federal elections

Addis Ababa, May 24 (IANS) Ethiopians were voting on Sunday at thousands of polling stations, opened for the first time in the general elections since the death of prime minister Meles Zeanawi, across the country to elect regional and federal legislatures. At three polling stations the IANS correspondent visited in the capital city of Addis Ababa, voters were seen queuing calmly since 6 ...

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