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App for fitness freaks to stay motivated

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Jog and earn a free cupcake! Now, a new software application launched here Monday helps fitness freaks to stay motivated by earning rewards and discounts on a host of services to keep the momentum going. The 'WalkOn' app enables users to stay on track with their exercise and wellness routine by prompting them to complete regular personal fitness challenges to stay ...

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Jay Leno honoured in Washington

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) American talk show host Jay Leno was honoured with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor here. Mark Twain Prize for American Humor recognises artists who have made a significant contribution to the world of American comedy. The ceremony took place at the Kennedy Center here Sunday, reports eonline.com. Entertainers including his Tonight Show successor ...

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When Madonna kissed Spears's manager

Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears's longtime manager Larry Rudolph has finally revealed the story behind his kiss with singer Madonna at the 2003 Video Music Awards. Although it was the Madonna-Spears kiss on the VMA stage which surprised everyone in the middle of their performance, Madonna also kissed Rudolph as a 'thank you' gesture. Madonna thanked me after that...

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Goa Congress spokesperson sacked for anti-dynasty comment

Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after he called for an end to dynasty politics, the Goa Congress unit has removed the party's official spokesperson Durgadas Kamat from his post. In an order issued Monday, office general secretary Arthur Sequiera named a fresh panel of two spokespersons with clear instructions that only the newly appointed duo shall go to the press with prior consent and afte...

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Face more important than body for women?

London, Oct 20 (IANS) Changes in skin are visible signs of ageing. A new research shows that many women feel they have focussed more on the face than the entire body. The research, conducted by Astral Original, has highlighted that many women feel they have focussed too little on their body and only used creams on their face, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The study shows that a quar...

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Pleasant Monday in Delhi, similar Tuesday likely

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The national capital experienced a pleasant Monday, with the day's maximum temperature settling at 32.3 degrees Celsius - average for this time of the year. The Met Office has forecast similar weather Tuesday. The sky will remain clear tomorrow (Tuesday) and the day would be pleasant, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maximum an...

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Javadekar proposes communications university on IIMC golden jubilee

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar Monday proposed launching a communications university on the golden jubilee of the Indian Institute of Mass Communications in 2015. Addressing the annual convocation of the institution here, Javadekar said he would post the suggestion of turning the IIMC, which has five regional branches, into a Communicatio...

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Pakistani syndicate busted, eight held for cheating

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Eight members of a Pakistan-based syndicate have been arrested for cheating several people to the tune of lakhs of rupees by ensnaring them in a lottery scheme, police here said Monday. Police said the group would target Indian nationals through telephone calls. They would trap people by pretending to be calling on behalf of call centres associated with t...

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Snapdeal.com forays into premium designer-wear segment

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Digital marketplace Snapdeal.com has announced the launch of The Designer Studio in association with Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI). It promises to offer the best of fashion from some of the biggest names in the industry. The Designer Studio will not only include ready-to-wear and made-to-order clothing collections, but will also build consumer engagement...

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Irrfan Khan to head Abu Dhabi film fest jury

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan will preside over the Narrative Feature Competition Jury at the forthcoming Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF). The actor, known for his performance in movies like The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire and Life Of Pi, will lead a jury comprising Algerian novelist and academic Waciny Laredj, English writer-director Steven Shainberg, Australian ...

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Guerrilla hideout busted in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Oct 20 (IANS) Security forces Monday busted a guerrilla hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district and seized some arms and ammunition. Army's Delta Force based in Dharmund in Ramban district and personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir Police busted a militant hideout and recovered a cache of arms and war-like stores, a defence ministry spokesman said here. Acting on a tip...

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Three killed in car bomb attacks in Iraq's Karbala

Baghdad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 17 others wounded in four car bomb attacks in Iraq's holy Shia city of Karbala, a police source said. Two booby-trapped cars exploded at Bab Twuirij district in northern Karbala, some 110 km south of Iraq's capital Baghdad, and two others detonated in the central and eastern parts of the city, the source told Xinhua on conditio...

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Philips Mobile launches handset for senior citizens

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Philips Mobile Monday launched Philips Xenium X2566, a feature phone exclusively designed for senior citizens, and said it was available for sale priced at Rs.3,800. The phone is aimed at making technology accessible to the elderly. It has features like large font size, long lasting battery life and SOS function, a company statement said here. Philips ha...

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Rekha's TV presence has left tremendous impact: Indra Kumar

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Veteran actress Rekha, who has kept her distance from the small screen, has duly followed the current tradition of appearing on popular TV reality shows to promote her forthcoming release Super Nani. Director Indra Kumar can't thank her enough. Kumar, whose films range from the emotional Beta to the raunchy Grand Masti, feels deeply emotional towards Rekha. ...

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Reforms push Sensex up 321 points

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) After losing 0.71 percent in the last weekly trade session, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday closed the day's trade 321.32 points or 1.23 percent up as bullish sentiments prevailed after the government last week announced a slew of oil and gas reforms. Healthy buying was observed in automobile, banks, capital goods, oil and gas and metal stocks. H...

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Teenaged boy jumps off Gurgaon school building

Gurgaon, Oct 20 (IANS) A 15-year-old boy jumped from his private school building here Monday, police said. His condition is critical. Himanshu, a Class 9 student, jumped off the second floor of his Shri S.N. Sidheshwar Senior Secondary Public School here in Sector 9. He lives in Saraswati Enclave area which is also located near Sector 9. The victim was not in position to ...

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Repeated viewing of violence and sex 'desensitises' parents

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) In a stunning report, researchers have revealed that when it comes to sex and violence, the more parents watch TV shows or movies with explicit scenes, the less they care about what their kids can watch. Researchers from the Annenberg Public Policy Centre at the University of Pennsylvania showed 1,000 parents six different film clips from movies rated R and PG (...

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Malaysia keen to invest Rs.10,000 crore on Rajasthan roads

Jaipur, Oct 20 (IANS) Malaysia has expressed its keenness to invest Rs.10,000 crore in the road sector in Rajasthan, officials Monday said. A final decision in this regard is to be taken by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and if all goes well then the state government will ink a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Malaysian government in this regard Oct 27. The Public Works...

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Myanmar fined for fans' pitch invasion in AFC U-19

Yangon, Oct 20 (IANS) Myanmar's football authorities were Monday fined $24,000 after their fans invaded the pitch post a AFC U-19 Championships game here. Hosts Myanmar beat the United Arab Emirates 1-0 in the quarter-finals of the AFC U-19 Championship Friday to clinch a place in the U-20 World Cup, reports Xinhua. Dozens of fans, however, invaded the pitch to celebrate after th...

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23 killed in Bangladesh bus accident

Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and 20 injured Monday in a head-on collision between two passenger buses in Bangladesh. The smash-up took place on the Banparha-Hatikumrul highway in Natore district, bdnews24.com reported. Natore Superintendent of Police Basudeb Banik said the number of people killed could further rise. Police have begun a probe into t...

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