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Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson cast in 'Cats' movie adaptation

Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actors Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen will star in an upcoming movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webbers smash musical Cats. According to hollywoodreporter.com, Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper will helm the film, which will be shot in Britain in November. The screenplay by Lee Hall is based on Lloyd Webber's musical, which w...

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12 Die in road accident in central Mexico

Mexico City, July 21 (IANS) Twelve people were killed on Friday when their van plowed into the back of a truck on the Mexico City-Pachuca highway near the city of Ecatepec, in the state of Mexico, authorities said. The accident took place Friday morning on the Mexico City-bound lanes and all of the fatalities were people traveling in the van, Efe reported. According to authoritie...

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Margot Robbie goes 'insane' when alone

Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actress Margot Robbie is driven insane by her loud thoughts when she is left all alone. When she was shooting the 2014 film Suite Francaise, during which she met her husband, assistant director Tom Ackerley, Robbie got so close to some of the crew, she ended up moving into a London apartment with them - Ackerley included - and she makes sure she never goes any...

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Portuguese defender Fonte joins Lille

Paris, July 21 (IANS) Portuguese centre-back Jose Fonte signed a two-year deal with Ligue 1 football club Lille on Friday, less than a week after he terminated contract with Chinese Super League (CSL) side Dalian Yifang. Fonte had played for Benfica, Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham before joining Dalian in February 2018, reports Xinhua news agency. This is a new challeng...

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Shubhankar through; Lahiri to miss weekend action at British Open

Carnoustie (Scotland), July 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma improved his performance with an even-par 71 in the second round to make the halfway cut, while Anirban Lahiri failed to make it to the final two rounds at the 147th British Open here on Friday. The 22-year-old Shubhankar, who carded a two-over 73 in the opening round, took his two-day total to two-over par 144 as he m...

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Sagan wins Tour de France 13th stage but Thomas leads

Valence (France), July 21 (IANS) Slovakia's Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) won Friday's 13th stage of the Tour de France cycling championhip, while Welshman Geraint Thomas (Sky) retained the leader's yellow jersey. Sagan came from behind in the final sprint to cross the finish line of the 169.5km (105mi) course with a time of 3 hours, 45 minutes, 55 seconds, earning his third stage win of ...

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Dollar declines amid Trump comments

New York, July 21 (IANS) The US dollar went down on Friday amid President Donald Trump's criticism about the Federal Reserve's current monetary tightening. Trump told CNBC on Thursday that he was not thrilled that the US central bank is raising interest rates as the economy improves, Xinhua reported. He repeated his viewpoints on Friday in his tweet that the Fed is undoing the e...

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US tourist boat accident toll rises to 17

Washington, July 21 (IANS) The death toll from the capsizing of a tourist duck boat on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, rose to 17 on Friday after authorities located the bodies of four more missing people. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader provided the new fatalities figure and also confirmed that seven people were injured in the accident, one of them seriously, Efe reported.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to make directorial debut

Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his feature film directorial debut with Tick, Tick…Boom! for Imagine Entertainment. The movie will be based on the autobiographical musical by Rent playwright Jonathan Larson, reports variety.com. Tick, Tick… Boom! tells the story of an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong c...

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Prime Minister spoke with arrogance, says Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with arrogance during the debate on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha. Naidu, whose party had moved the no-confidence motion against the NDA government, said that Modi spoke as if Andhra Pradesh was not part of India. His arrog...

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Modi voices confidence over winning 2019 polls; calls Rahul childish

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday strongly hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi accusing him of arrogance, negativity, childish conduct and a burning desire to become PM. Modi said he was extending best wishes to the Congress and other opposition parties to bring another no-confidence motion in 2024. Modi replied to the debate on no-confidenc...

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Sonia terms Modi speech as old rhetoric, Rahul says it was weak

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech during no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha as an old rhetoric and Congress President Rahul Gandhi said it was weak. The Congress party termed his speech as dramebaazi (theatrics). The Modi government on Friday passed the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition with an overwhe...

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Dhadak leaves much to be desired

Dhadak: Starring Ishaan Khattar, Janhavi Kapoor, Directed by Shashank Khaitan, Rating: ** ½ (2 and a half stars). Like all great love stories Dhadak ends as a tragedy. Which is not to say that it is a great love story. Replicating, almost all the conventions of a love-at-first-sight-doom-at-a-later-stage yarn Dhadak makes all the right noises (includes a super-melodious title song) and ...

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Modi government passes no-trust test comfortably

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government on Friday passed the no-confidence motion moved by the oppostion with an overwhelming majority, with the government getting 325 out of a total 451 votes. Only 126 MPs voted in favour of the motion. The no-confidence motion was put to vote after a 12-hour heated debate which saw the government and opposition trading charges an...

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Dozens of Tunisian boat migrants to be deported: Italy

Rome, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Fifty-seven Tunisian migrants who were picked up off the Sicilian coast and brought ashore overnight at the port of Trapani will be repatriated very soon, a source at Italy's Interior Ministry said on Friday. The migrants will be deported very soon under an agreement between Italy and Tunisia, the s ource said. The migrants are all adult males and...

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Robbers' gang busted, looted costly wires recovered

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Six members of a gang of robbers have been arrested, Delhi Police said on Friday. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Alok Kumar said the gang had committed robbery twice at the same power grid site in Dwarka here. One accused, Sapan Dass, 22, was arrested on July 10 from Hauz Khas area in the national capital. Mohsin, 31, and Shanu Mali...

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Algerian IS suspect expelled from Italy

Rome, July 20 (IANS/AKI) A 28-year-old Algerian alleged to be a supporter of the Islamic State jihadist group was repatriated aboard a flight from Rome's Fiumicino airport, the Interior Ministry said on Friday. International investigators said they identified the suspect as the author of a comment on am IS-linked Facebook page vowing willingness to become a jihadist martyr. The s...

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Rape of young woman in Haryana shocked and disgusted me: Rahul

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the rape of a young woman in Haryana by 40 men, saying it has shocked and disgusted him and must make everyone must hang their heads in shame. The rape of a young woman in Haryana, by 40 men, has shocked and disgusted me. Ironically, today in Parliament, I had drawn attention to the issue of growing violence a...

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Man entering Sena Bhavan on fake army ID caught

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A man, seeking to pass himself off as a Lt Colonel, tried to enter the Sena Bhavan on Friday, along with his wife, driver and a job aspirant, but was caught, police said. All four are being interrogated. They have been identified as Amit Sharma from Ghaziabad, his wife Harjit Kaur, driver Sonu Singh and Sandeep Kumar, the unemployed youth aspiring for an army jo...

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Culture Ministry restoring Bengal heritage sites, work likely to end by October

Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) The Union Culture Ministry is carrying out large scale restoration work of heritage buildings and places of art in Kolkata using organic and natural conservation processes, with the project likely to be completed by October, a top official said here on Friday. The whole idea is to look for the best as mediocracy kills the effort, said Culture Secretary Raghavendra...

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