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'Bang Bang': Big, dumb and pointless flick

Film: Bang Bang; Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif; Directed by Siddharth Anand; Rating: **(2 stars) There are many beautiful locations in this ....ummm....bang binge. Prague, Greece, London, Shimla, Dehra Dun and...Pizza Hut. Yup, one major action sequence featuring Hrithik and Katrina, the Golden Couple on the run (gee, what fun!) is set in a pizza shop. In fact this particula...

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IS closing in on Syria's Kurdish city

Damascus, Oct 2 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants are closing in on the Kurdish city of Kobane in northern Syria, as violent battles between Kurdish fighters and the armed group continue around the contested city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Thursday. Intense clashes are raging between the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and IS militants surrounding the cit...

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Modi to launch BJP's Maharashtra poll campaign from Saturday

Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address around 15 election rallies across Maharashtra starting Saturday for the Oct 15 assembly polls, a top party leader said Thursday. On Saturday, Modi will address rallies in Beed and Aurangabad in the Marathwada region followed by Mumbai, the country's commercial capital, that evening, Bharatiya Janata Party vice pres...

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Andhra participates in clean India campaign, Telangana stays away

Hyderabad/Vijawayada, Oct 2 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government in Telangana stayed away from Swacch Bharat program launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government in neighboring Andhra Pradesh actively participated in it. E.S.L. Narasimhan, who is governor of both the states, participated in clean India campaign at Raj Bhavan and ...

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Uganda's new prime minister sworn in

Kampala, Oct 2 (IANS) Uganda's new prime minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, was sworn in Thursday at a ceremony at the State House in Entebbe, 40 km south of the capital Kampala. Rugunda, a former health minister who replaces the sacked Amama Mbabazi, took the oath of allegiance before President Yoweri Museveni, Xinhua reported. Uganda's parliament had Tuesday approved Rugunda appointme...

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Squash: Teenager Velavan upsets Moineau

Jaipur, Oct 2 (IANS) Scripting a big upset, 16-year old Indian Velavan Senthilkumar shocked seventh seeded Frenchman Arthur Moineau 11-7,11-9,11-6 in a first round match of the first of four Squash Challenger tournaments on the JSW Challenger Circuit here Friday. The conditions at the Jaipur Club did not seem to suit Moineau who seemed extremely unhappy with the referee as well as the ai...

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Indians join wave of home buyers in US: NYT

Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Affluent Indians as also the not-so-super rich Indians are joining a wave of foreign property buyers, who see the recovering US housing market as a safe haven for their money, according to the New York Times. While for affluent Indians, American real estate is a security blanket in the face of a bubble in real estate prices in major Indian cities, many less-than...

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DRDO chief calls for turning waste into useful products

Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander Thursday called for turning waste into useful products through affordable technologies. If we can convert millions of tonnes of waste in the country into useful tangible products by affordable technological means, there is a huge scope for development, said Avinash Chander, who is also scie...

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Modi congratulates Indian hockey, women's relay teams

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian hockey team and the women's 4x400m relay team for winning golds at the Asian Games Thursday, saying every medal winner has made him proud. Very good day for India at the Asian Games. Congrats to our Hockey Team & congrats to our women athletes for the Gold in 4 x 400 metres relay, Modi said in a tweet. <...

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BJP seeks clear mandate in Haryana; promises sops

Chandigarh, Oct 2 (IANS) Promising sops for people if it comes to power in Haryana, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday urged the electorate in the state to give it a clear mandate in the Oct 15 assembly elections. Releasing its manifesto for the assembly polls, the BJP, which is targetting coming to power on its own for the first time in the state, offered to provide food grain to...

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Modi has more American Facebook fans than US politicians

Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has more Facebook fans in the US than most current members of Congress, governors and other political candidates, according to a media report. Modi's American Facebook base of 170,529 as of Wednesday is larger than all but 21 American elected officials and current candidates, the New York Times reported citing Socialbakers, a s...

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KKR defeats Hobart to storm into CLT20 final

Hyderabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) stormed into the final of Oppo Champions League T20 tournament by beating Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Thursday. After restricting Hurricanes to 140 with its quality spin bowling in the first semifinal of tournament, the Kolkata team chased down the target with five balls to spare as Jacq...

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Indian medallists at 2014 Asiad

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) The following are the Indian medallists at the end of Day 13 of competitions at the 17th Asian Games here Thursday: Gold: Jitu Rai: Men's 50 metre pistol shooting Sandeep Kumar, Rajat Chauhan, Abhishek Verma: Men's compound team archery Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu, Mahesh Mangaonkar, Kumar Kush: Men's team squash Yogeshwa...

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Big moment for Indian hockey: Walsh

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh described Thursday's Asian Games gold medal victory as a big moment for the sport in the country. India ended a 16-year gold medal drought, defeating defending champions Pakistan 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out after the two teams were locked 1-1 in the regulation time, earning a direct berth to the 2016 Rio Olympics. I am v...

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Hockey team win gold after 16 years, women's relay team champions again

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) The national anthem was played twice during the day as the men's hockey won the gold medal after 16 long years and the women's 4x400m relay team emerged champions for the fourth consecutive time taking India back into top-10 at the ninth spot again in the 17th Asian Games here Thursday. Besides the two gold medals, India also got three bronze medals in the day from ...

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Cash rewards announced for Indian hockey teams

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Thursday announced cash awards for its men's and women's teams' which won gold and bronze, respectively, at the Asian Games in Incheon. HI secretary general Narinder Batra said that each member of the men's team, which ended 16 years of Asiad gold drought by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final, will be rewarded with Rs.2.5 lakh. Bat...

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India win women's 4X400m relay gold, shot putter Inderjeet takes bronze

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) India finished off their Asian Games athletics campaign on a golden note with the women's 4X400 metres relay team clinching the yellow metal while Inderjeet Singh joined the party by winning the men's shot put bronze at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium here Thursday. Indian athletes will be returning home from South Korea with two golds, three silvers and eight bronze...

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Tonnes of garbage removed from Delhi Secretariat

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Ten tonnes of garbage was removed from the Delhi Secretariat on the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday. One hundred and two bags of waste paper were also discarded, said a government official. Delhi Chief Secretary D.M. Spolia administered the cleanliness oath to the officials, who watched Modi launch his nationwide dr...

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Mahesh Bhatt to remake 'Maaya' as 'Murder 4'

Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt Thursday announced that he will be producing the Telugu remake of Maaya in Hindi as Murder 4. Remaking Telugu movie MAAYA produced by @madhurasreedhar in Hindi as MURDER 4 to be directed by @neelakanta18 @joshmevandana (sic), Bhatt tweeted Thursday. Filmmaker Neelakanta, who helmed the Telugu version, will also be directing the Hindi r...

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Focus on 2020 Olympics: Ballal

Bangalore, Oct 2 (IANS) While lauding the gold medal triumph of the Indian men's hockey team at the Asian Games in Incheon Friday, former international goalkeeper Ashish Ballal, felt that the authorities should now focus attention on building on the latest success for the 2020 Olympics. It was a great win no doubt, but I feel the hard work has just begun. We should now start planning not...

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