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Expect more 'Hunger Games' films, says director

Los Angeles, Nov 29 (IANS) If director Francis Lawrence is to be believed, more films in The Hunger Games movie franchise are being talked about. Lawrence, who took over the director's chair with Catching Fire last year, and will stay with the franchise until it concludes next year, has also said he would be open to talk about any future projects, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Talki...

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Kim Kardashian thanks Khloe for hosting Thanksgiving

Los Angeles, Nov 29 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has thanked her sister Khloe, for hosting the family's Thanksgiving dinner. On the auspicious occasion of Thanksgiving Day Thursday, the 34-year-old, who celebrated the festivities with family at Khloe's house, took to social media to thank her younger sister for the dinner, reports contactmusic.com. The Keeping Up With Th...

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France to recognise Palestinian state if peace talks fail

Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius Friday said his country would officially recognise the Palestinian state if diplomatic efforts to bring about peace fail. We must act to make progress in the implementation of peace which should be based on the co-existence of two sovereign and democratic states living side-by-side in peace and security, Xinhua quoted Fa...

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Designer Ritu Beri gets Spain honour

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Fashion designer Ritu Beri was Friday bestowed the 'Order of Civil Merit', a civilian award by the Spanish government here at the Embassy of Spain. The Delhi-born fashion mogul was honoured the merit by Gustavo de Aristegui, Ambassador, Embassy of Spain on behalf of the Spanish monarch Felipe VI, and by Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. Beri ded...

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Plane carrying MH17 victims' remains arrives in Netherlands

The Hague, Nov 29 (IANS) A Dutch military plane carrying the remains of victims onboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at the Eindhoven Air Base in Netherlands Friday. After a ceremonial tribute attended by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and relatives of the victims, six coffins onboard the plane were transferred to the Corporal Oudheusden Barracks in Hilversum for identifica...

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BSE Brokers' Forum buys extra 150,000 sq ft space in GIFT City

Ahmedabad, Nov 28 (IANS) India's first smart city, the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) in Gandhinagar, Friday announced the association of brokers of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), has been allocated an 150,000 square feet additional space taking its total built-up area to 450,000 square feet. The BSE Brokers' Forum was last month allotted 300,000 square feet to bui...

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EU military committee chief in Georgia for military ties

Tbilis, Nov 28 (IANS) The chairman of the European Union Military Committee (EUMC) Friday started his visit to the South Caucasus country of Georgia to boost military cooperation between the EU and Georgia. During the visit, General Patrick de Rousiers met Major General Vakhtang Kapanadze, chief of the General Staff of the Georgian Armed Forces, over Georgia's participation in EU-led ope...

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Jung meets demolition affected people, assures all help

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Friday met the representatives of those affected in the demolitions in south Delhi and assured them of providing immediate relief. He assured the residents of the Rangpuri Pahari slum that all immediate aid shall be provided to them and the government will consider providing long term solutions to their problems, said a statement.

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Attempts to pressure Russia by sanctions futile, says Putin

Moscow, Nov 28 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday said the use of ultimatums and sanctions in talks with Russia are unacceptable and futile. Talking to Anadolu Agency, ahead of his visit to Turkey starting Dec 1, Putin said western sanctions are illegitimate and threaten international stability, Xinhua reported. We urge (the West) to abandon the distorted logic of re...

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Delhi Dynamos crush Mumbai City 4-1 in ISL

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Mumbai City FC's season went from bad to worse as they slumped to a 1-4 defeat away to Delhi Dynamos FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Friday. The capital side were ruthless as they went 3-0 up with goals from Hans Mulder, Mads Junker and Gustavo dos Santos before substitute Abhishek Yadav grabbed a consolation for his side. But substitute Manish Bh...

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Meghalaya CM to share dais with Modi Saturday after political spat

Shillong, Nov 28 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who had said Narendra Modi would never become the prime minister, would share the dais with him Saturday to flag off the first passenger train between Assam's Guwahati and his state's Garo Hills. Sangma however made light of it. Sharing the dais with the prime minister is nothing extraordinary, Sangma said when journa...

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'Ungli': Relevant and Timely, 'Ungli' fingers the corrupt

Film: Ungli; Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Randeeo Hooda,Kangna Ranaut, Neel Bhoopalam, Angad Bedi, Neha Dhupia; Directed by Rensil d'Silva; Rating: *** (3 stars) Ungli is what one would call a late bloomer. Don't get me wrong. It doesn't take long to get to the point. In fact the film's vigilante intentions are unmasked immediately after the film opens. No beating around the bush. N...

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Cultural personalities march to protest 'conspiracy' against Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) A large number of actors from the big screen to television, cultural personalities, and poets Friday walked through the streets of Kolkata protesting against the central government's conspiracy to besmirch the reputation of West Bengal. The march, that began from the Nandan Film Complex, concluded at the Academy of Fine Arts with the participants holding aloft bann...

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Coca Cola to set up bottling plant in north Karnataka

Kalburgi (Karnataka), Nov 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government Friday allotted 250 acres of land at Yadgir in the state's northern region to Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Ltd for setting up a bottling plant at a cost of Rs.1,000 crore and creating about 500 direct jobs. The decision to allot the land was taken at a cabinet meeting here after the company's representatives Shukla Wassan and ...

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President condoles death of historian Tapan Raychaudhuri

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday condoled the passing away of leading historian Tapan Raychaudhuri. I am extremely saddened to learn about the passing away of Tapan Raychaudhuri, the president said in a condolence message to the noted historian's wife Pratima. His sad demise leaves a void which is difficult to fill. He will however stay alive in the fond...

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IFFI director's son accused of manhandling delegate

Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) A International Film Festival of India (IFFI) delegate Friday accused festival director Shankar Mohan's son of manhandling him. Chintamani D., a delegate from Goa, said in his complaint that Mohan's son, Arun Shankar, had assaulted him after he requested him not to speak on a cellphone during a film screening. Both the complainant and the accused were escort...

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Delhi shelves move for pollution certificate to refuel

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Delhi government Friday deferred, for three months, the proposal for making pollution under control (PUC) certificate mandatory for filling fuel in vehicles, said an official statement. A high power committee set up by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had proposed the PUC certificate be made mandatory for filling petrol, in a bid to check the air pollution. Du...

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Three Indians, Thai get Jamnalal Bajaj awards

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Four eminent Gandhians, including one from Thailand, were Friday conferred the prestigious 37th Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Award for 2014, said foundation chairman Rahul Bajaj. The Indian awardees are Chennupati Vidya, founder-president of Vasavya Mahila Mandali in Andhra Pradesh, Surendra Koulagi, founder of Janapada Seva Trust in Karnataka and Ram Kumar Singh, dire...

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Uganda, UN sign $6.5 mn deal for Ebola fund

Kampala, Nov 28 (IANS) Uganda and UN agencies operating in the country have signed an agreement to establish a 6.5 million dollar Ebola and Marburg Response Fund. The five-year Development Assistance Framework agreement was signed by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda and UN Resident Coordinator Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie, Xinhua quoted a Prime Minister Office statement as saying Friday. ...

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Minor abducted, murdered in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A six-year-old son of a fruit seller was abducted and murdered here, police said Friday. Ganesh's body was discovered at Narayana area in west Delhi Friday around 6 p.m., a day after he was abducted from near his house at Ranjeet Nagar area in central Delhi. His neck was slit while the body bore other injury marks too, police said. Soon after the...

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