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Kelly Osbourne blasted for 'diva demands'

Los Angeles, Feb 9 (IANS) Singer Kelly Osbourne is said to be acting like a diva backstage at Australia's Got Talent. The 31-year-old's behaviour has left staff walking around on eggshells so they don't set her off, according to New Idea magazine. The magazine claims that the show's co-judge keeps a sign on her door so no one disturbs her in between takes, reports mirror.co.uk.

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75 IS men killed, as forces regain areas in Iraq's Ramadi

Ramadi (Iraq), Feb 9 (IANS) At least 75 Islamic State militants were killed on Monday as the Iraqi security forces recaptured two areas from the extremist militants in eastern and east of the flashpoint city of Ramadi, the capital city of Iraq's western Anbar province, a provincial security source said. The troops and allied paramilitary Sunni tribal fighters rushed into Huseiba al-Sharq...

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Pregnant Bar Refaeli craves burgers

Los Angeles, Feb 9 (IANS) Supermodel Bar Refaeli, who is expecting her first child with husband Adi Ezra, has been indulging in her craving for burgers. The 30-year-old says she feels officially pregnant after experiencing a strong desire for a meaty treat, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Refaeli posted a photograph of herself tucking into a burger on Instagram. Officially pre...

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US stocks fall amid declining oil

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) US stocks dropped on Monday as crude prices extended the loss. By noon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 347 points, or 2.14 percent, to 15,858. The S&P 500 lost 41 points, or 2.17 percent, to 1,839. The Nasdaq Composite Index slumped 113 points, or 2.6 percent, to 4,249. Oil prices plunged as market expected the global supplies to exceed the de...

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Elton John's wind complaint

London, Feb 9 (IANS) Singer Elton John once demanded a staff member to do something about the windy weather. John, who has sons Zachary, five, and Elijah, three, with partner David Furnish, has been known for diva behaviour and says one of his most unrealistic moments came when he was frustrated by the blustery conditions, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I'd been up for a couple of da...

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Massive earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck off the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville early on Tuesday. The earthquake, at 2.19 a.m, was centred about 94 km southwest of the town of Panguna on Bougainville Island, which sits to the northwest of the Solomon Islands. It struck about 30 km deep, making it a shallow earthquake. The Pa...

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Doctor shot at by business partner in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A doctor was shot at here on Monday over a dispute regarding a hospital, police said. Dr Udai Kumar was shot at by Shashi Kumar from pointblank range in a car in the busy Himayatnagar area in the city's heart on Monday evening. He was admitted to a hospital, where his condition was stable. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police V.B. Kamalasan Reddy, S...

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Huge improvement in Indian cinema in past few years: Lisa Ray

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Ishq Forever actress Lisa Ray says Hindi cinema has shown significant improvement since the time she left the industry in the early 2000s. After she left the industry, Lisa worked in many international projects. On the difference between the other industries and India, Lisa said: Actually I don't like to focus on the differences. Hindi cinema has moved so far...

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Pro Kabaddi: Patna Pirates down Telegu Titans

Kolkata, Feb 8 (IANS) A scintillating performance by the harmless looking Pardeep Narwal gave Patna Pirates a deserving 29-25 win over rivals Telugu Titans in an action packed Pro Kabaddi League encounter at the Netaji Subhash Indoor Stadium here on Monday. Narwal received good support from local boy Rajesh Mondal. Telugu Titans who could boast of two big victories over their opp...

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Modi greets China, Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam on lunar new year

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the people of China, Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam on their lunar new year. In a series of tweets, the prime minister said: A very Happy New Year to Chinese friends around the world. May the Year of the Monkey bring joy and prosperity in your lives. Dear Korean friends, Seollal greetings to you all. Have...

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IWPC protests harassment of woman journalist in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC) on Monday protested against the intimidation and harassment of a woman journalist by people said to be functionaries of the BJP and Congress in Chhattisgarh. In a statement issued here, IWPC expressed shock over the harassment of Malini Subramaniam, a contributor to online news portal Scroll, at the instigation of some politic...

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Ratan Tata invests in two more start-ups

Bengaluru, Feb 8 (IANS) To encourage entrepreneurship, Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata on Monday announced investing an unspecified amount in two more start-ups Moglix and Invictus Onclogy, which are based in New Delhi. As an e-commerce firm, Moglix specialises in procurement of industrial products in business-to-business (B2B) space, while medical firm Invictus is an innovation-d...

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Rhea was judged because she is a woman: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor says her younger sister Rhea was judged when she started out as a producer because she was a woman. My sister went through it (discrimination). She was 21 when she produced her first film. And my father (Anil Kapoor) unfortunately was not here, he was in shooting in Hollywood, and my sister had such trouble getting finance for the films because t...

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Siddharth enjoys wearing producer's hat

Chennai, Feb 8 (IANS) Actor Siddharth, who awaits the release of his forthcoming Tamil production venture Jil Jung Juck, says he really enjoys donning the hat of a producer. Siddharth is also a writer and singer. I love wearing many hats. I think producer is my favourite one. I hope I get to do this more (sic), Siddharth posted on Twitter on Monday. Jil Jung Juck, which r...

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BJP welcomes TRAI decision, says will boost 'Digital India'

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The BJP on Monday welcomed the decision of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) against discriminatory pricing of data content, saying it will give a strong impetus to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of a 'Digital India'. In a statement issued by Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, the party said the decision wa...

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Aye to Net neutralists but work just begins

On Monday afternoon, India's telecom regulator finally put to rest the fiery net neutrality debate in India -- by ruling against zero rating and differential tariffs. Zero rating lets Airtel users use Facebook, for instance, free of data levies, while charging for access to other services or websites. This violates net neutrality, which says there should be no differential pricin...

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Congress reiterates demand for SIT probe into Gujarat land deal

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Congress on Monday reiterated its demand for a court-monitored SIT probe into alleged undue favours extended by the Gujarat government to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's daughter Anar Patel in a land deal. It is a fit case for a court-monitored investigation because not only was government land given at a throwaway price to private players, the Environment P...

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Mukesh Ambani, Sam Pitroda in US engineering academy

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and tech evangelist Sam Pitroda are to be inducted as members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering of the US, taking the Indians in it to 10, among 2,275 eminent people. Founded in 1964, the US-based National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, non-profit institution, providing global engine...

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Two held for attempting to rape foreign tourist in Madhya Pradesh

Indore, Feb 8 (IANS) Two employees of a hotel here have been arrested on charge of trying to rape a young woman from the Netherlands, a senior police officer said on Monday. Additional Superintendent of Police R.K. Singh said the 25-year-old Amsterdam resident had come to participate in a wedding function at Hotel Mangal City in Vijaynagar police station area on Sunday. He said...

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Protests against 'Darling Don't Cheat' in UP

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Controversial film Darling Don't Cheat, which had grabbed headlines for its sensual trailer and 'nude trip' contest, has run into trouble with protests against it in Uttar Pradesh. A group of people, largely comprising women, burned posters of the film in the middle of the street near the Meerut district collectorate. They also wrote a letter to the Meerut di...

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