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Kanye West claims Bill Cosby is 'innocent'

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) Following his Twitter feud with singer-songwriter Wiz Khalifa, rapper Kanye West has once again caused a stir on the internet by sending out a tweet which claimed that comedian-actor Bill Cosby, who is charged with sexual assault, was innocent. Bill Cosby innocent! the 38-year-old rapper posted to his 18 million followers, reports aceshowbiz.com. He di...

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Import duty may go on used cooking oil to boost bio-diesel use

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The government is considering removal of import duty on used cooking oil for its conversion into bio-diesel in a move aimed at pollution control, Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday. We will be withdrawing (import) duties on that oil. If that oil comes in the country then bio-diesel will be made from it, he said, while addressing a summit her...

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What do Bollywood celebs fear?

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Karan Johar fears that his right profile is captured instead of the left on camera; Parineeti Chopra is scared of plane landings; Neil Nitin Mukesh is afraid of being alone -- it is such fears and more that a string of Bollywood stars have shared ahead of the release of Neerja -- a biopic on a fearless woman. The celebrities shared their fears as part of a unique so...

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India U-23 football team enters SAG semis

Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) India's U-23 football team stormed into the semi-finals of the South Asian Games (SAG) outclassing the Maldives 3-2 here on Wednesday. An Udanta Singh brace and a Pritam Kotal strike ensured an Indian win in a topsy-turvy match wherein the Maldives equalised twice, before finally surrendering to India's attacking prowess. India took the lead as early as t...

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Manipur forum in Delhi to file FIR against killings

Imphal, Feb 10 (IANS) The Manipur Tribals Forum Delhi on Wednesday said it will file police complaints against the Manipur government for the killing of nine tribals by the police during a protest in September last year. The bodies of the nine people, who were killed in violence in Churachandpur district after the assembly passed three bills for the protection of indigenous people, have ...

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Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Rohit Bal to showcase at Make in India Week

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Ace designers like Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Rohit Bal, Rohit Gandhi & Rahul Khanna, and Rajesh Pratap Singh will be among those showcasing their collection as part of Make in India Week in Mumbai on February 14. In keeping with the Government of India's initiative to showcase the prowess of the country's robust manufacturing sector, the Department of Industrial ...

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Indian adaptation of 'Homeland' in the pipeline

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) The story of action-filled spy life woven with the thrills of political drama will soon invade the Indian small screen through a 'desi' version of American TV series Homeland. Taking note of the success of Indian adaptation of 24, Howard Gordon, who is one of the writers of Homeland as well as 24, shared his plans to make an Indian adaptation of the popular politica...

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Sonam plans to direct incredible stories about strong women

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor, who aspires to be a director, says she will direct incredible stories about strong women. I will certainly turn director as I think there are more women required in that field. I think in the next couple of years I will direct a film that will talk about incredible stories about strong women, Sonam told IANS. Sonam is currently busy pro...

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Lawyer files plaint against movie cast, police mull notice to him

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) A lawyer who filed a complaint here against the cast and director of adult comedy film 'Mastizaade' seems headed for trouble with Delhi Police mulling issuance of a notice to him instead. Delhi-based lawyer Gaurav Gulati filed his complaint on Tuesday at the Adarsh Nagar police station in north Delhi, objecting to a scene in the Bollywood movie wherein condoms ar...

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Bryan Fuller named showrunner of new 'Star Trek' series

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) After garnering critical acclaim with Hannibal, screenwriter and television producer Bryan Fuller has landed his next mission as the showrunner and co-creator of CBS' new Star Trek series. Fuller will serve as executive producer alongside Alex Kurtzman on the reboot of the sci-fi classic, reports variety.com. A long time fan of science fiction, Fuller ...

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Josh Gad to star in 'Heavy Duty'

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) Actor Josh Gad's weight-loss comedy Heavy Duty is in development based on his original idea. Gad will star in the film, whose script will be written by Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, reports variety.com. No director has been roped in yet to helm the project. Heavy Duty is the story of an ordinary guy who believes losing weight will help him live...

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Ajay Devgn has 'intense' role in 'Fitoor'

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn features in an intense role in upcoming film Fitoor, says a source. The Abhishek Kapoor-directorial, featuring actors Aditya Roy Kapur, Katrina Kaif and Tabu, is releasing on Friday. Ajay is having a very important intense role in the film. He will be seen sharing a very intense scene with Aditya too, said a source. Fitoor is an adap...

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Haryana minister lands in beef controversy

Chandigarh/Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Haryana minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday that those who cannot live without beef should not come to Haryana. His comment came on a day when Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said in China that there was no controversy over the beef ban in the state. Those who can't live without beef should not come to Haryana, Vij tweeted. Khattar is ...

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Reus can be monster on pitch: Dortmund coach Tuchel

Dortmund, Feb 10 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel believes talismanic attacking midfielder Marco Reus can be a monster on the pitch. Reus has scored 15 goals this season despite injury problems and Tuchel is convinced that he has a lot more to offer to the Bundesliga heavyweights. The 26-year-old netted the first goal on Tuesday in his side's 3-1 win over Stuttgart ...

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Sharapova to miss Qatar Open

Doha, Feb 10 (IANS) Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova was forced to withdraw from Qatar Open as she is yet to recover from the forearm injury she sustained at the Australian Open, the organisers announced on Wednesday. The five-time Grand Slam winner has not played since her quarter-final defeat to Serena Williams in Melbourne last month, although she was included in Russia's squad for...

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India Cements posts Rs.5 crore profit, total income down

Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Cement major India Cements Ltd on Wednesday said it closed the third quarter of the current fiscal with a profit of Rs.5.46 crore as compared to net loss of Rs.11.68 crore in the same period last year while its total income slid down. In a regulatory filing in BSE, the company said its total income slid down to Rs.937.05 crore for the quarter under review as agains...

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Decaying body odour may help rescue workers: Study

London, Feb 10 (IANS) New research on the odour profile of decomposition during the first 72 hours after death may help rescue workers to decide what kind of rescue dogs to work with in the hopes of improving their chances of finding survivors at disaster sites. Researchers from the University of Technology-Sydney analysed the change in the odour of decomposition during the first 72 hour...

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'Jai Gangaajal' was an amazing experience: Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra says shooting Prakash Jha's Jai Gangaajal was an amazing experience as she got an opportunity to work with fine actors. The 33-year-old actress shared a video on Twitter, showcasing some clips from the film. The video also featured Jha, as well as actors Manav Kaul, Murli Sharma, Ninad Kamat and Rahul Bhat. 'Jai Gangaajal' was an amaz...

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How robots can reduce drug experiments

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have created a robotically-driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by as much as 70 percent. Biomedical scientists have invested a lot of effort in making it easier to perform numerous experiments quickly and c...

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Cara Delevingne to get married?

Paris, Feb 10 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne is said to be planning to get married to her partner and singer St Vincent. According to a source, Delevingne proposed to Vincent by getting down on one knee at the top of the Eiffel Tower here, reports dailymail.co.uk. There are two lifts going up the tower and they were in the one ahead, the source told The Sun newspaper...

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