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'Full House' returning to TV

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Full House is officially coming back to the small screen. John Stamos shared the good news on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, reports people.com. We've been working on this for many, many years, Stamos said. The new 13-episode series - Fuller House - will be on Netflix next year. Stamos (who will produce and guest star) explained that it w...

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No vanity issues for Carey Mulligan

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan feels that she is a better person when she isn't worried about her clothes or about putting on makeup. I like waking up in the morning and putting on whatever's by the side of my bed, and putting on Wellington boots and walking up a steep hill. And not wearing any make-up. When you're working, everything's so busy and so aesthet...

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Saudi Arabia ends 'Decisive Storm' military operation in Yemen

Riyadh, April 22 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian defence ministry announced on Tuesday the end of the military campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to media reports. The ministry stated that the airstrikes conducted as part of the Operation Decisive Storm military campaign had managed to successfully remove threats to Saudi Arabia's security and that of neighbouring countries,...

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IPL: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab scoreboard

Ahmedabad, April 22 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Tuesday: Rajasthan Royals Ajinkya Rahane c Saha b Johnson 74 Shane Watson st Saha b Patel 45 Deepak Hooda b Shivam Sharma 19 Steven Smith c Maxwell b Patel 0 Karun Nair ...

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Kings XI beat Royals via Super Over, end win-streak

Ahmedabad, April 22 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab came from behind to beat table-toppers Rajasthan Royals via the Super Over and end their five-match unbeaten streak in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Tuesday. With the scores tied at 191 at the end of regulation period, the match went into the Super Over where Kings XI scored 15/1. In reply, the Roya...

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Those calling us 'suit boot sarkar' raised gas price to $9: Pradhan

New Delhi April 21 (IANS) Taking a dig on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his suit-boot sarkar remark about the NDA, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said the previous UPA administration had approved a natural gas price of $9 without bothering about its impact on the common man. Now, this friend of mine, who has just returned from a holiday, calls my government a...

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Former Nazi officer put on trial

Berlin, April 21 (IANS) A German court on Tuesday put on trial a former Nazi officer who is accused of being an accessory to mass killings carried out at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. Oskar Groening, a former Nazi Waffen-SS member, admitted on Tuesday on the opening day of the trial in the northern city of Lueneburg that his work at Auschwitz made him morally comp...

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24 killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen

Sana'a, April 21 (IANS) At least 24 civilians were killed on Tuesday when Saudi Arabia-led warplanes destroyed a military camp in Yemen's southern province of Ibb, a media report said. Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition forces destroyed a military camp used by the Shia Houthi group as a supply station for their fighters in southern regions, in Ibb, 150 km south of Sana'a, Xinhua report...

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Climate change not a business opportunity: Javadekar

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Climate change was a challenge and not a business opportunity and the developed world should not profit from disaster, according to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Speaking at the major Economies Forum meeting that took place in Washington on April 19-20, he said India will not allow bullying tactics and days of bulldozing were over. With the cr...

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AAP appoints Bhagwant Mann as leader in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Removing its Patiala MP Dharam Vira Gandhi from the post of leader of the party in the Lok Sabha, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday appointed Bhagwant Mann, an MP from Sangrur, in his place, party sources said on Tuesday. The decision comes after party on Monday expelled its founding leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav for anti-party activities. Ga...

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After expulsion, Yadav, Bhushan describe AAP as khap

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) After being expelled from their Aam Aadmi Party on Monday night for anti-party activities, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav lambasted the party, describing it as a Khap Panchayat (kangaroo court). Although the two leaders termed their expulsion from the party as illegal, they said they would not contest it in the court. The AAP late Monday night rem...

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Modi, Sonia hand over chaadar for Ajmer Sharif

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday handed over chaadar to be offered at the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer Sharif to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also handed over chaadar to be offered at the dargah, a party release said. She handed over the chaadar to party leaders at her residenc...

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Political intervention necessary in democracy, says Modi

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said though political interference was undesirable, political intervention was necessary to ensure people-friendly governance in a democracy. Addressing civil servants on the occasion of Civil Services Day here, Modi urged them to end their silo approach and work as a team. Modi called upon civil servants to maint...

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Bengal government moves high court in toongate case

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Tuesday contested a Calcutta High Court single-judge bench's earlier order to shell out compensation to Jadavpur university professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, who was arrested in 2012 for circulating emails mocking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. I know very well the anti-democratic mindset of our chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Mahapatra...

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Wipro sees flat IT revenue growth in first quarter

Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) India's third largest IT bellwether Wipro Ltd. on Tuesday gave a flat sequential revenue outlook for the first quarter (April-June) of this fiscal (2015-16) from its global software services business. We expect revenues from our IT services business to be in the range of $1,765-1,793 million for the quarter (Q1) ending June, the $7.5 billion company said in a s...

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SC blocks Uttarakhand HC relief to animal attack victims

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the implementation of the Uttrakhand High Court order directing the Nanital Municipal Council to pay compensation to the victims of attacks by stray dogs, cows and bulls. The apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice Arun Mishra put on hold the operation of the high court order as Nanita...

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Saurav Ghoshal best sportsperson; Gurbux, Aparna get lifetime awards

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Incheon Asian Games squash team gold medallist and individual silver winner Saurav Ghosal was adjudged the best sportsperson of the country by the Calcutta Sports Journalists' Club on Tuesday. Cue sport talent Doel Dey, a multiple winner in national championships, was adjudged best junior sportsperson of the country. The lifetime achievement awards will ...

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No repoll in Kolkata civic elections, says SEC

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday announced there would not be repoll in any booth following the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections held on April 18. The SEC said there was no mention of electoral malpractices in the reports submitted by the returning officers on the polls to the 144-ward city civic corporation. Complaining o...

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Pakistani Taliban claim successful test-fire of missile

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) As Pakistan was Tuesday celebrating Chinese investments worth $46 billion in the country, the militant Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) reported it has successfully test-fired its first indigenously developed missile. The TTP issued a statement and posted a video showing the launch of the missile, named Omar 1. The video, released Monday, showed different par...

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Hidden intelligence breakdowns behind Mumbai attacks: Report

Washington, April 21 (IANS) Citing what it called hidden intelligence breakdowns behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, a new investigative report has described Mumbai as a tragic case study in the strengths and limitations of high-tech surveillance. An analysis of documents leaked by Edward Snowden contradicted the US government's claims that the National Security Agency had played a ke...

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