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Evans, Renner apologise for Black Widow comments

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner have apologised for calling their co-star Scarlett Johansson's character Black widow a sl*t and wh*re. Yesterday we were asked about the rumours that Black Widow wanted to be in a relationship with both Hawkeye and Captain America. We answered in a juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered s...

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Carey Mulligan doesn't care about clothes

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan doesn't care what she wears when she isn't working, and she thinks that makes her a better person. The actress, who is married to singer Marcus Mumford believes in makes minimal effort on her clothes and makeup when she is at home on her farm in Devon, South West England. I like waking up in the morning and putting on whatever's...

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'Warcraft', 'Pacific Rim 2' release shifted

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Legendary Pictures has pushed the release of its two films Warcraft and Pacific Rim 2. Duncan Jones' Warcraft is pushed ahead from March 11, 2016 to June 10, 2016, while Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim 2 release has been shifted from April 7, 2017 to August 4 in the same year, reports aceshowbiz.com. Based on Blizzard's popular video game, Warcraft ...

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IS kills 10 people, shoots down plane in Syria

Damascus, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Islamic State (IS) militants killed 10 people, many of them Kurds, in northern Syria on Friday and shot down a military aircraft in the south of the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, reported. The NGO explained that IS killed the 10 victims with knives on the outskirts of the northern Aleppo province after accusing six of them of spy...

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Beauty is perceptual: Julianne Moore

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actress Julianne Moore's classmates thought she looked prettier when she ditched her glasses for contact lenses when she was 16. The Still Alice actress still doesn't understand why her classmates didn't think she was terribly pretty until she ditched her spectacles because she was still the same person on the inside. That's the thing about beauty, it...

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Statue of Liberty evacuated over suspicious package

New York, April 25 (IANS) Tourists were evacuated on Friday from the Statue of Liberty, a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York City, over reports of a suspicious package. US Parks Police received a phone call about a bomb threat at noon, after which police personnel swept the location and a K9 unit detected a possible suspicious package inside a visitor locker, X...

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German ambassador, Saif Ali Khan launch 'Kal ho naa ho' song remake

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) German ambassador Michael Steiner along with actor Saif Ali Khan, his mother, Sharmila Tagore, and Javed Akhtar launched a remake of the famous music video Kal ho naa ho featuring Steiner's wife, Eliese, former foreign minister Salman Khurshid and the ambassador himself. The project titled Lebe jetzt!, which means Kal ho na ho in German, was launched on Friday ...

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Thousands march in South African city against xenophobia

Pretoria, April 25 (IANS) South Africa's executive capital of Pretoria came to a halt on Friday as thousands of people marched against the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals. The Million Men March, which followed a similar march in Johannesburg on April 16, showed South Africans' determination to combat xenophobia, organisers said. The march was part of nationwide efforts sp...

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Rohit Bal feted by Swiss watch brand

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Renowned fashion designer Rohit Bal was feted by a luxury Swiss watch brand here for his contribution to domestic and international fashion over the years. Bal, who has been part of the Indian fashion industry for over two decades, was felicitated by Olivier Bernheim, president of Raymond Weil at the brand's boutique in central Delhi's Connaught Place area on F...

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Canada's Senate speaker Nolin dies

Ottawa, April 24 (IANS) Canada's Senate Speaker Pierre Claude Nolin died of cancer at the age of 64, said a Canada Senate spokeswoman on Friday. The spokeswoman said Nolin died just after 7 p.m. on Thursday, Xinhua reported. The late speaker was appointed to the Senate in 1993 by then prime minister Brian Mulroney and he had been battling a rare cancer since 2010. Nolin b...

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13 IS militants killed in Iraq

Baghdad, April 24 (IANS/EFE) A total of 20 people, including 13 Islamic State (IS) militants, were killed and 16 others injured as clashes broke out in the Al Anbar province of Iraq on Friday. The dead included seven Iraqi soldiers and their allied Shia militias. An Iraqi police offiical said the IS carried out a series of suicide bombings in Nazem al-Tharthar, an area located i...

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IPL: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Ahmedabad, April 24 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Friday: Rajasthan Royals Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Patel 18 Shane Watson c Starc b Chahal 26 Steven Smith c Karthik b Starc 31 Karun Nair run out (Patel/Kohli) 16 ...

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RCB thrash Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in IPL

Ahmedabad, April 24 (IANS) An overall sturdy team performance from the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) helped them beat table-toppers Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Friday. Chasing a meagre target of 131, the Royal Challengers reached home with nine wickets in hand and 3.5 overs to spare with skipper Virat Ko...

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UP to set up group to monitor development projects

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday ordered for setting up of a three-member monitoring group to ensure that priority projects meet deadline, an official said. Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan was asked to constitute the group, he said. The group would monitor priority projects on a regular basis and would apprise the chief minister every month. ...

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Minimise use of animal for experiments: Javadekar

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday called for making efforts to minimise the use of animals for carrying out experiments. Speaking at the launch of the website of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) here, Javadekar said: There is a protocol for user agencies carrying out experiments on animal...

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Khandwa water protest against development, says CM

Bhopal, April 24 (IANS) With the agitation against raising Omkareshwar dam water level here in Madhya Pradesh continuing for the 14th day, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said the protest is against development. Speaking during a public meeting in Dabana village, Chouhan said the efforts against development will not be allowed to succeed and the water from Omkareshwar and ...

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UP CM announces 'One City, One Ticket' for Noida, Lucknow

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced a 'One City, One Ticket' facility for Lucknow and Noida cities. Under this scheme, a passenger can avail of Metro rail, city bus and other transport facilities with just a single ticket. The chief minister made an announcement to this effect at his official residence. Senior officials of the...

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Yet to be conveyed home ministry's decision: Ford Foundation

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Ford Foundation, one of the most powerful international funding organisations, on Friday said it was yet to receive any information on the issue of the home ministry putting it on a watch list. On Thursday, the home ministry ordered to place the Ford Foundation on a watch list in national interest and security of the country. The foundation in a com...

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Jaitley holds meet to recast new tax return forms

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Finance Minister on Friday met key industry representatives for their inputs on modifying the norms and the forms for filing returns but gave no assurances on when the exercise will be completed. During his visit to the US last week, the tax administration had notified some new forms on filing returns that required details of all bank accounts and foreign trav...

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UP ends VAT on solar power appliances

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced the end of Value Added Tax (VAT) on solar power appliances in the state. He said provided with facilities and the right environment, entrepreneurs of the state can propel Uttar Pradesh as a front ranking and developed state in the country. Pointing out how countries like Japan and Germany had...

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