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'Modi, a man mesmerised by own persona'

Title: How Modi Won It, Notes from 2014 Election; Author: Harish Khare; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 242; Price: Rs.599 Man is wise in hindsight. This is certainly true for journalists. Harish Khare, editor and commentator who was also media adviser to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, comes up with his own analysis of what went wrong with the Congress and how Narendra Modi si...

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Selena Gomez wants reality TV show

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez reportedly wants to appear in her own reality TV series and is in talks with Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kris Jenner about launching her own show. According to a source, the 22-year-old, who split from singer Justin Bieber last October after four years of dating, wants to revamp her image, reports okmagazine.com. Sel...

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181 terror groups busted in China's Xinjiang

Beijing, May 25 (IANS) A total of 181 terror gangs have been busted after police in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region started a sweeping anti-terror campaign a year ago. Data from the regional committee of the Communist Party of China shows that 96.2 percent of the terror groups were thwarted at the planning stage and 112 suspects surrendered to the police. The c...

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UN chief praises Ireland's marriage equality referendum

Dublin, May 25 (IANS) Visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised the result of Ireland's marriage equality referendum, describing it as truly historic moment. This is a truly historic moment: Ireland has become the first country in the world to approve marriage equality in a nationwide referendum, Ban said on Sunday after he accepted the Tipperary International Peace Award in ...

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Nick Jonas 'too short' to play James Bond

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer Nick Jonas says he would love to play the lead role in James Bond films, but thinks he's too short and too American to play the British spy. I'm a huge James Bond fan. I'm a bit of a Bond geek actually. I would love to play James Bond, dailystar.co.uk quoted Jonas as saying. It would be my career highlight but I'm not sure I really fit the chara...

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Regina George's 'Mean Girls' mansion up for sale

Toronto, May 25 (IANS) The mansion here used in the 2004 movie Mean Girls is up for sale on Sotheby's International Realty. For just $14.8 million, you can now be the proud owner of Regina George's sprawling mansion. According to the listing, it's the perfect balance of grandeur and elegance, with a 20-foot cathedral ceiling in the great room, a wine cellar and wet bar and a six-...

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Sharon Osbourne taking one-month break

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) TV host Sharon Osbourne suffered a health scare last week and will take a month-long hiatus from The Talk, says representative. The 62-year-old co-host of the show collapsed from mental and physical fatigue after returning home here on May 15 after a grueling schedule last week in New York and Toronto, Sharon's representative told eonline.com. Her docto...

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Lively called Reynolds a 'hypocrite'

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively called her star husband Ryan Reynolds a hypocrite after the actor performed a daring stunt. The actor decided to have a little fun on Instagram on Saturday morning when he delivered an advice to his followers. Don't try this at home, Reynolds captioned as a man held up his hands in the air while riding a BMW motorcycle down an empty...

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Andrzej Duda wins presidential election in Poland: exit poll

Warsaw, May 25 (IANS) The preliminary exit poll results of Sunday's second round of presidential elections in Poland indicated that Andrzej Duda from the Law and Justice Party received 53 percent of all votes, thus winning the election. Incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski, backed by the Civic Platform party, scored 47 percents of all votes, reports Xinhua. The turnout of vot...

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Ed Sheeran may take year off

London, May 25 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran may take year off from the pop music treadmill and live for a bit. Chatting at this week's 60th Ivor Novello Awards here, which saw Sheeran scoop Songwriter of the Year, 24-year-old revealed his plans to take some time away from showbiz, reports mirror.co.uk. He said: I'd like to live for a bit! I feel like I live in a bubble where normal h...

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Andre Russell wins most valuable player award

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Following is the list of prizes awarded at the Indian Premier League presentation ceremony after the final at the Eden Gardens here. Champions Mumbai Indians - Rs 15 crore. Runners up Chennai Super Kings - Rs 10 crore. Third Royal Challengers Bangalore - Rs 7.5 crore. Fourth Rajasthan Royals - Rs 7.5 crore. Fairplay tropyhy - Chennai...

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Now I love this game of cricket: Neeta Ambani

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Ecstatic at the Mumbai Indians becoming the IPL champions for the second time, team co-owner Neeta Ambani has admitted she had no idea of the game when the IPL began but now she loves the sport. During IPL one and two, I did not understand the game at all. But now I love this game of cricket and I love all the fans who come and support Mumbai Indians in huge number...

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French movie Dheepan wins Palme d'Or, at 68th Festival de Cannes

Cannes, May 25 (IANS) French movie Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard, won the Palme d'Or for the Best Film at the 68th Festival de Cannes on Sunday, while the Best Director Award was given to Hou Hsiao-Hsien. Dheepan is about the story of a former soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family in order to escape the civil war in Sri Lanka. They end up settling in a housing ...

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Taylor Swift's fiercely loyal: Karlie Kloss

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Former Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss says her best friend and singer Taylor Swift is fiercely loyal. The 22-year-old says the best part about being friends with the Shake it off hitmaker is her ability to cook, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Asked by a fan what's the best thing about being friends with the 25-year-old in an Instagram question and ans...

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IPL final: Dhoni rues lack of individual match wining efforts

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) With Chennai Super Kings yet again ending up as the runners up in the IPL at the Eden Gardens here, skipper M S Dhoni on Sunday lamented lack of individual match wining efforts and said the team could not reach hundred percent level of efficiency. Dhoni also attributed the second over bowled by Mohit Shrama to be a key factor wherein CSK conceded the momentum to Mu...

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Mumbai celebrate IPL triumph at Eden with fireworks, confetti

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Amid showering of confetti, fireworks and team huddles, Mumbai Indians celebrated their IPL trophy triumph at the Eden Gardens after a thumping 41-run win over Chennai Super Kings in the final on Sunday. The celebrations had virtually started even before the last ball was bowled in the game, as Chennai lost one wicket after another and the asking rate soared.

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Blast targets Pakistan president's son

Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Son of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain escaped unhurt in bomb attack in southwestern Balochistan late on Sunday, police said. Five policemen in the escort team of Talat Mamnoon and six other people were injured in the bomb blast at the industrial town of Hub, Xinhua reported. Hub is nearly 31 km from the port city of Karachi. A police officer, ...

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It has been a great journey, couldn't have asked for more: Rohit

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) After winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 crown, Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper heaped praise on team saying that it was a great journey so far in the season adding he couldn't have asked for anything more from his victorious team. Mumbai defeated Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs in the final at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday to be crowned as Champions.

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It was about key players getting momentum: Sachin Tendulkar

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) With Mumbai Indians staging a remarkable turnaround and saunter to their second IPL title, team mentor Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday asserted there were no self doubts when the team began on a disastrous note in the beginning of the tournament. No I don't think there were any self doubts when we had a bad start because our batting was capable of playing some mega inni...

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Mumbai erupts in joy after team wins IPL 2015 crown

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Mumbai erupted in joy on Sunday night as exuberant fans celebrated Mumbai Indians' Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 triumph as team beats Chennai Super Kings (CSK) convincingly by 41 runs in the final at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Mumbai Indians win their second IPL crown, first winning it back in 2013 at the same venue. Fans poured in huge number...

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