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Ranbir is uncle Randhir Kapoor's favourite actor

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor, known for hit films like Jeet, Raampur Ka Lakshman and Jawani Diwani, says his nephew Ranbir Kapoor is the most intelligent actor in the Hindi film industry today. Ranbir is the son of Randhir's younger brother Rishi Kapoor's son with veteran actress Neetu Singh. Randhir was at a radio studio in Mumbai when he was asked ...

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'Roy' perfect film for Valentine's Day: Jacqueline

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez's forthcoming film Roy will hit the screens Feb 13, a day before Valentine's Day. The Sri Lankan beauty says it will be the perfect treat for the audiences as it has an interesting love story. I'm very excited that 'Roy' is releasing in Valentine's Day week. 'Roy' is actually a suspense drama but it's also a very romantic love story. I t...

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P. Chellapandi appointed BHAVINI CMD

Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) P. Chellapandi has been appointed the CMD of India's fast breeder reactor power company Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI), an official said Saturday. He is currently a director at the Reactor Engineering Group of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR). Reacting to his appointment as the chairman and managing director, Chellapandi ...

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Goa Congress throws 'five question' challenge to BJP

Panaji, Jan 31 (IANS) Taking a cue from the five questions strategy adopted by the BJP to corner the AAP ahead of the Feb 7 Delhi polls, the Congress here Saturday adopted this to question Goa's BJP-led coalition government. Congress spokesperson Yatish Naik announced his party's list of five questions for the state government, which ranged from the government's inability to avail of cen...

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AAP releases manifesto, promises full statehood for Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Saturday released its manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly elections, promising to give the city full statehood and make it a trade hub besides reducing power tariff. The manifesto also promised to enhance women's safety by installing CCTV cameras, open 20 new colleges, clean drinking water at affordable prices and a free Wi-Fi zone, a...

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President Mukherjee greets Coast Guard on 38th raising day

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday conveyed his greetings and felicitations to all the personnel of Indian Coast Guard on its 38th raising day Feb 1. The President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to all ranks of the Indian Coast Guard and their families on the occasion of 38th anniversary of Indian Coast Guard to be cel...

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India's foreign reserves down $98 mn

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves declined by $97.9 million to $322.03 billion for the week ended Jan 23, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed. In the previous week (Jan 16) the reserves went up by $2.66 billion to $322.13 billion. According to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement, foreign currency assets, the biggest component of the forex reserves, d...

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CBI conducts raids in Odisha over chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the CBI Saturday conducted simultaneous raids at 14 locations of chit fund firm Microfinance Ltd in Odisha. The CBI sources said that the teams conducted raids at 14 places including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Berhamapur. The company was operating its business and has offices in these cities. In Odisha chit ...

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Whitney Houston inspired Jessie J

London, Jan 31 (IANS) Pop star Jessie J has said that late singer Whitney Houston has been the biggest influence on her career. Jessie says that she always returns to Houston's catalogue of hits when she needs inspiration, reports contactmusic.com. Paying tribute to the star, who died in 2012, Jessie said on-stage at London's Eventim Apollo: No other artist made me feel like she ...

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It's a joke: Bob Dylan on comparison with Sinitra

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) Iconic musician Bob Dylan says he cannot take people seriously when they compare him to American singer Frank Sinatra. The singer's 36th studio album Shadows in the Night features a number of tracks associated with Sinatra, such as That Lucky Old Sun, but Dylan insists that the music icon is beyond compare. While speaking to the American Association of ...

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Vidya Balan: No regrets over no nominations

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Vidya Balan finds it sweet on producer Dia Mirza's part to question why the actress' performance in Bobby Jasoos was not nominated for any leading film awards. However, the National Award winner says she has no regrets about it. Vidya's 2014 film Bobby Jasoos received a fair response from the audience and critics, but it failed to make a cut in all the major awards,...

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Electricity, internet, cable snapped in Khaleda's office

Dhaka, Jan 31 (IANS) Hours after the disconnection of power, internet and cable connections have also been severed to former Bangladesh prime minster Khaleda Zia's office here Saturday. Khaleda's Gulshan office staff found the cable network snapped when they turned on the TV around 9:00 a.m, a Bangladesh National Party (BNP) official said. The internet connection was also severed...

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Where is West Bengal's education system headed?

Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) Frequent campus violence, mass copying, irregularities in admission procedures, frequent student protests over trivial matters are plaguing West Bengal's once-reputed educational institutions that have at one time produced some of India's best known faces, both leaders and scholars. One of the the state's prestigious institutions, Jadavpur University, remained the ...

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Himachal may get more snow, rain

Shimla, Jan 31 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh might get more snowfall and rain in the coming week, a weather official said here Saturday. There are chances of widespread rainfall and snowfall at most places in the state between Feb 2 and 3, an official of the meteorological office told IANS. He said the western disturbances - storm systems originating from Caspian Sea and m...

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Not so serious Tisca eyes comedy film

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Actress Tisca Chopra has been part of serious drama films like Qissa and Rahasya, says she'd love to try a comedy movie to show the other side of herself to viewers. I really want to a comedy film. People have never seen me like that...I am not a serious person in real life, so I would love to try that genre, Tisca told IANS. Among the actresses, Tisca loves...

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Nick Cannon to direct romantic film

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon will direct romantic comedy Three Little Words, with Mike Karz and William Bindley producing the project through their Gulfstream Pictures banner. The Exchange, a portal for Britain's financial intermediaries, acquired international rights for the project and will launch sales next week in Berlin, reports variety.com.

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Dalai Lama, Obama to attend religious meet

Dharamsala, Jan 31 (IANS) Globe-trotting monk the Dalai Lama and US President Barack Obama will be together at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington next week, the second time in less than a year, his aides said here Saturday. His Holiness is on a religious tour to the US and will attend the National Prayer Breakfast Feb 5 where the US President will also participate, a senior func...

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'India can be good model for post-Arab Spring Middle East'

Jaipur, Jan 31 (IANS) A long spell of instability and violence lies ahead for the Middle East where artificial borders drawn post World War I are being slowly dismantled, but one model the region can learn from is India with its diversity and autonomy for states, says a chronicler of Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab revolt. I see a long period of chaos and bloodshed ahead for the (Middle ...

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John Legend would love to be a father

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) Singer John Legend says he cannot wait to have children with his wife Chrissy Teigen and insists it is only a matter of time until she becomes pregnant. We want to have kids, so it's just a matter of time. Whenever it happens, we'll be excited, the All of me hitmaker, who married the model in Italy last year, told Us Weekly magazine. Legend says he and ...

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Eddie Redmayne eyes beach vacation post Oscars

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) British actor Eddie Redmayne said he wants a beach vacation with wife Hannah Bagshawe after the Oscars. The 33-year-old actor has already confessed he's a big fan of reality TV, but The Theory of Everything star and Best Actor Oscar nominee admits that his guilty pleasures don't stop there. Asked what he would do after the Oscars, he told people.com: V...

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