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Golfer Lahiri leads Venetican Macau Open

Macau, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian star golfer Anirban Lahiri fired a 10-under 61 to lead after the first round of the Venetican Macau Open at the par-71 Macau Golf and Country Club here Thursday. Lahiri, currently second on the Asian Tour's Order of Merit, sank a 15-foot eagle putt on the par-five 18th hole and scored eight birdies (second, third, sixth, seventh, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th) in a b...

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Ronaldo unhappy about Classico schedule

Madrid, Oct 23 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Real Madrid in their 3-1 win away to Liverpool in Anfield Wednesday night and in doing so threw down the gauntlet to FC Barcelona ahead of Saturday's clash between Madrid and Barca in the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. The result of that game could go a long way towards deciding the destination of the Spanish league title, althou...

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El Classico has all ingredients to live up to its billing

Madrid, Oct 23 (IANS) There is no doubt which game is going to capture most of the attention to Saturday's Spanish Primera Liga football: the Classico between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, but that should not allow football fans to forget there are another nine games to be played in the Spanish top flight this weekend. The Classico has all of the ingredie...

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Sri Lanka expresses concern over Canada shooting

Colombo, Oct 23 (IANS) In the wake of a terror attack inside Canada's parliament, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday expressed concern over the escalating terrorism in the world. The president in a Twitter message said it was very disturbing to see increasing terrorist acts in many countries, now even in Canada, and called on the countries to unite in fighting terrorism, Xin...

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Anti-drinking warning in films not correct way: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) After putting statutory warnings over smoking scenes, the Censor Board has now introduced anti-drinking warnings in scenes where actors are depicted consuming alcohol. However, actor Aamir Khan says there are other ways of conveying this message. I feel the creativity of the film should not be affected. I don't think this is the solution as it spoils the creativity ...

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Myneni makes semi-finals

Pune, Oct 23 (IANS) Saketh Myneni maintained his winning momentum and entered the singles semi-finals and the doubles finals of the KPIT-MSLTA ATP Challenger tennis tournament here Thursday. Myneni scored his second consecutive win in two weeks over top seeded Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan winning 6-3, 6-4 in 64 minutes and also reached the doubles final with Sanam Singh, registerin...

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Mathura gears up for Yam Dwitiya festival

Mathura, Oct 23 (IANS) Authorities in Mathura are getting ready to cope with the huge rush for Goverdhan Puja and the mass bathing on the banks of the Yamuna on Yam Dwitiya to be held Friday and Saturday. The brother and sister temple, dedicated to Yamuna and Yamraj, at the Vishram Ghat will receive lakhs of people after the customary bath in the Yamuna on Bhai Dooj. The belief i...

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Aamir plans special screening of 'PK' for Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan who Thursday unveiled the teaser of his upcoming movie PK said he was planning a special screening of the film for fellow actor Sanjay Dutt who is currently in jail. Sanjay Dutt has a prominent role in PK. Asked if the team was planning to hold a special screening for Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan said: I was talking about this with Raj Kumar Hira...

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Second MERS case reported in Qatar

Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had fever for a few days and was shifted to the emergency department of the Hamad General Hospital, the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) said Wednesday, The Peninsula reported.

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Rs.745 crore for Kashmir's damaged homes, hospitals

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday announced Rs.745 crore relief for rebuilding damaged homes and hospitals in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to some media persons at Raj Bhavan here, Modi said the central government would do everything possible to help rebuild the lives and livelihood of people who suffered in last month's floods in the state.

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Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast

Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn online quoted Senior Superintendent of Police Imran Qureshi as saying. Following the explosion, unidentified gunmen opened fire in the provincial capital Quetta's Qamb...

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Delhi celebrates festival of lights

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Dressed up in traditional fineries, residents of the national capital Thursday celebrated Diwali by decorating the forecourts of their houses with colourful rangolis, visiting temples, and exchanging sweets and gifts with friends and families. Temples around the city were decked up and were thronged by devotees throughout the day while many visited their near and...

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Many flood victims eager to meet Modi disappointed

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Dozens of flood affected people who came to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his day-long Diwali visit Thursday returned disappointed as they were not allowed to enter Raj Bhavan where Modi was scheduled to meet them. We had heard on radio and television that the Prime Minister would meet flood victims at Raj Bhavan. Following that announcement, we walked ...

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Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017

London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-year contract with Warwickshire. Jonathan played some of the best cricket of his career in the second half of last season, Dougie Brown, Warwickshire's director of cricket, ...

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'Kaththi' mints Rs.15.4 crore on release day

Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner Kaththi has collected a whopping Rs.15.4 crore on the first day in the country. It's expected to register a record opening weekend at the box office, says an expert. The movie released Wednesday. Braving all the controversy and low-key promotions, 'Kaththi' has registered Rs.15.4 crore at the ticket window on release day in the ...

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Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal moved up one spot to the sixth. Srikanth is lying 16th while Kashyap is 21st in the rankings. Srikanth started the week at 23rd spot and was rewarded for his ...

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Modi marks Diwali with soldiers in icy Siachen

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Wrapped in thick woollens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to the icy heights of Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday where he lauded the armed forces and promised a national memorial for Indian soldiers. The Siachen halt marked the start of a visit on Diwali day to the state where he later met victims of the recent floods - the most destructive in 50 y...

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Alvin Stardust dead

London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at his house with his wife Julie and other family members around him. The singer, whose real name was Bernard Jewry, started out...

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Big B gets 11 million Twitter followers

Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan amassed a massive following of 11 million fans on Diwali Thursday. HAPPY DIWALI!! ... and today (Thursday) followers reach 11 MILLION!! SHUBHKAMANAYEIN! SHUBH DIN pe shubh SHAGUN - 11 (Good omen on auspicious day)!!!, the 72-year-old tweeted Thursday. Followed by celebrities like Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla, the Paa ...

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FIRs filed on Bengal villagers electrocuting jumbos

Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) The West Bengal forest department has lodged police complaints against some villagers in north Bengal for allegedly electrocuting two elephants, an official said Thursday. A patrolling team of foresters early in the week recovered the carcasses of a tusker from Upper Kalabari in the Daina range and of a cow elephant in Panjhora under Chalsa range, both in Dooars re...

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