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Minorities panel seeks action against BJP leader for 'hate speech'

Lucknow, Feb 10 (IANS) Following a complaint and an internal probe, the National Commission of Minorities (NCM) has held the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for Deoband assembly by-polls in Uttar Pradesh guilty of making a hate speech with the aim of dividing the voters on religious lines. Social activist Shehzaad Poonawalla had made a complaint before the minorities panel seeking...

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UP woman volunteers to donate kidney to Siachen avalanche survivor

Lucknow, Feb 10 (IANS) Moved by the inspiring real-life story of Lance Naik Hanumananthappa Koppad, who was rescued five days after being trapped in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier and is currently in a critical state at the Army Hospital (R&R) in New Delhi, a woman from Uttar Pradesh has volunteered to donate a kidney to save the brave soldier. Nidhi Pandey, a housewife from ...

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This tech could give you week's battery in single charge

London, Feb 10 (IANS) With this new technology, your phone could get an entire week's battery life in a single charge. Give us more juice was the cry from tech enthusiasts at this year's Consumer Electronics Show held in January in Las Vegas and the number one item on their tech wish list was better battery life, Fortune said in its survey report. To this increasing demand, Intel...

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Men and women may be wired to behave differently: Study

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Male and female behavioural differences correlate with their different brain networks, say researchers, including one of Indian origin. Structural differences in the brain may relate to male and female behaviour differences such as men being more likely to be better at learning and performing a single task at hand and women being more likely to exhibit superior me...

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Warships head home, bid adieu to Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Feb 10 (IANS) As the International Fleet Review concluded, the massive warships lined off the Visakhapatnam coast bid adieu to the coastal city in an impressive and first ever Passage Exercise (PASSEX). The 54 foreign and Indian ships that were anchored for review by President Pranab Mukherjee sailed out of Visakhapatnam on Tuesday evening. As per the maritime tr...

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Johnny Depp to star in reboot of 'The Invisible Man'

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp has been roped in to star in the reboot of the 1933 science fiction horror film The Invisible Man. The film is currently without a director or writer but is part of Universal Pictures's new classic monster universe initiative spearheaded by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, reports variety.com. Based on the classic H.G. Wells novel, the ...

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Left because I didn't see eye-to-eye with Mahindra E1 boss: Karun Chandhok

Greater Noida, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian racing driver Karun Chandhok says that his last few days in Formula E were uneasy as he did not see eye-to-eye with Mahindra Racing team principal Dilbagh Gill, adding that a blame game began as the outfit wasn't performing as expected. Only in its second season, Formula E is a form of auto racing which uses electric-powered cars. Mahindra Racing is t...

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Indian companies urged to grow oilseeds, pulses in Africa

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India on Wednesday said it was keen to collaborate with countries in Africa in the production of oilseeds and pulses in the continent. I hope that Indian companies will explore in collaboration with African counterparts the cultivation of oilseeds and pulses, the production of which has been falling for some seasons, India's Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh...

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Aadarsh Balakrishna joins cast of 'Neram' remake

Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Actor Aadarsh Balakrishna, who is currently busy shooting for Allu Arjun starrer Telugu actioner Sarainodu, has landed an important role in the yet-untitled Telugu remake of Tamil film Neram. Aadarsh plays an important role which has been included in the remake. He is expected to join the sets soon, a source from the film's unit told IANS. The film, which f...

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New dawn breaking for Nagas: Nagaland CM

Kohima, Feb 10 (IANS) Exuding confidence that political parties will support an honourable solution to the decades-old separatist movement in Nagaland, Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Tuesday said a new dawn was breaking for the Nagas. I am confident that most of the political parties would extend support for a solution that is honourable to Nagas because peace talks were initiated during...

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Barley helps reduce appetite, blood sugar level: Study

London, Feb 10 (IANS) Eating a special mixture of dietary fibres found in barley can help reduce appetite and blood sugar levels, finds a new study. According to researchers, barley can also rapidly improve people's health by reducing risk for cardiovascular disease. It is surprising yet promising that choosing the right blend of dietary fibres can -- in a short period of time --...

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Natalie Portman joins '...John F. Donovan' cast

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) Actors Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult and Thandie Newton will star in filmmaker Xavier Dolan's The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. The three actors will join the previously announced cast members including Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Michael Gambon and Bella Thorne, reports variety.com. The story of the film will fo...

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Siachen miracle soldier remains critical

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad who miraculously survived under 35 feet of ice and snow at the avalanche-hit army post in Siachen glacier continues to be critical, army hospital authorities said here on Wednesday. Koppad has been kept on a ventilator in the ICU at the Army Research and Referral Hospital here. The soldier's condition remains the same. He i...

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Rapper DMX hospitalised after he stopped breathing

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Rapper DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, faced a serious health scare when he fell unconscious in the parking lot of a hotel here. The incident took place on Monday when Simmons stopped breathing and didn't have a pulse when police were called, reports tmz.com. The officers quickly administered CPR on arriving at the scene and gave the rapper Narcan wh...

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Mallika Sherawat meets 'charismatic' Obama

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Actress Mallika Sherawat, currently in the US, says she has had the good fortune to meet President Barack Obama again. The 39-year-old actress tweeted a selfie of herself with Obama, and they are all smiles for the camera. Had the good fortune of meeting the one and only, the charismatic President Obama again, Mallika tweeted on Wednesday, calling it a proud...

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Lionel Richie to get musical tribute at Grammys

Los Angeles, Feb 10 (IANS) Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor will pay tribute to four-time Grammy winner Lionel Richie at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Richie is the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year. MusiCares, The Recording Academy's affiliated health and human services charity, provides emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources for music pe...

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Kerala CPI-M calls it truce ahead of polls

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections in Kerala, the two known factions of the CPI-M in the state have decided to work together, setting aside their internal issues. The majority faction in the Communist Party of India-Marxist is led by former state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, while former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan heads the other. The Vijayan fact...

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'Tremendous demand for dubbed English films in India'

Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) There is an incredible demand for dubbed entertainment content in the country, says Sashi Kumar and his team of writers who have lent the magic of words to the Tamil and Telugu dubbed versions of Ryan Reynolds-starrer Deadpool. Sashi represents Sound and Vision India, the country's biggest film dubbing company. The demand for dubbed English films in the reg...

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Bale, Marcelo doubtful ahead of vital week for Real Madrid

Madrid, Feb 10 (IANS) Real Madrid face being without two key footballers for their next two games as Gareth Bale and Marcelo both look likely to miss Saturday's La Liga game. Real are to play against Athletic Club Bilbao at home, and the first leg of their European Champions League last-16 tie away against Roma the following week. Left back Marcelo suffered a shoulder injury as h...

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No leopard in Bengaluru school: Official

Bengaluru, Feb 10 (IANS) Fears of another leopard prowling in and around a private school on Tuesday night were unfounded and its so-called sighting was a speculation, a top official said on Wednesday. No leopard was seen or traced in and around the school by our forest staff after a night-long search operation though the school remains shut as a precaution, Karnataka chief wildlife ward...

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