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'The Fault In Our Stars' Hindi adaptation under scripting stage

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Homi Adajania says the Hindi adaptation of hit Hollywood film The Fault in Our Stars is still in the scripting stage, and he will only finalise the cast when the final draft is ready. It was reported that Deepika Padukone and Varun Dhawan will play the lead roles in the upcoming project. Yes, I have been asked to make a Hindi adaptation of the be...

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Rs.2,163 crore budget passed by Ghaziabad Development Authority

Ghaziabad, March 30 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has approved a Rs.2,163 crore budget for the 2015-15 financial year, said Santosh Kumar Yadav, vice-chairman of the urban development body, on Monday. The GDA board approved 30 of the 33 proposals before it and deferred three proposals for consideration in its next meeting. The GDA expects to mop up revenue from...

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E-portal launched for rural, home-based artisans

Kochi, March 30 (IANS) An all-women enterprise based here in Kerala has launched an e-commerce portal to help rural and home-based artisans market handicraft and other handmade items. Desihands.com will look at the untapped online market where upcoming designers, part-time craftsmen and students can launch their products on the national stage. The e-commerce portal is the brainch...

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Citizen scientists map global forests

London, March 30 (IANS) A team of citizen scientists from Austria has introduced two global forest maps -- both at one-km resolution -- that will provide a more accurate view of global forests. New maps of global forest cover from the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) -- Austria-based non-profit organisation -- are freely available for exploration and download o...

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Himachal to restore hot water springs

Shimla, March 30 (IANS) Hot springs in Himachal Pradesh's Tattapani which got submerged this year after the construction of a dam will be restored so that people can enjoy hot baths there, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Monday. A possibility would be explored to restore the hot water springs at Tattapani, 50 km from here, by boring the hot water beds through pipes, said an offici...

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Swift, Azalea, Trainor attend iHeartRadio Music Awards

Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Singers Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor attended the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium here. The singers were seen attending the music event here on Sunday. Swift looked cute yet sexy in a shimmery little black dress with daring cutouts. The Blank space hitmaker wore dramatic eyelashes and a nude lipstick. Sh...

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Downey Jr asks fans for charity for ill children

Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr is requesting all his fans to attend the world premiere of Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron and help his charity to donate for children who are suffering from terminal illnesses. The 49-year-old in his latest post on his Facebook page requested his fans to donate to a charity event that is supporting Julia's House, that provides care an...

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Zayn Malik spotted house hunting with fiance

London, March 30 (IANS) Former One Direction band member Zayn Malik was spotted house hunting with fiancee Perrie Edwards in Welwyn, Hertfordshire, and they are reportedly planning to wed soon. The couple was photographed checking out a 2 million pounds mock-Tudor mansion which is said to have seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, four reception rooms, a huge open-plan kitchen, gym, games room...

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Five killed by lightning in Bihar

Patna, March 30 (IANS) At least five people, including two children and a woman, were killed on Monday when they were struck by lightning in two separate incidents in Bihar, officials said. Three deaths were reported from two villages under Dharhara police station in Munger district. In the first incident, two children were struck while playing in a field near their home and in the secon...

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Thundershowers, snow lead to mercury dipping in Himachal

Shimla, March 30 (IANS) Thundershowers and snow on Monday lashed Himachal Pradesh, causing temperatures to drop sharply. Shimla, which recorded a low of 8.2 degrees Celsius, experienced rain and hailstorm. According to the Met Office here, precipitation across the state would continue till April 3 with chances of heavy rain at some places. The majestic Dhauladhar ranges o...

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Sardar charged up to face Australia in hockey meet

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Indian hockey team captain Sardar Singh on Monday said the team is looking forward to meeting world champions Australia in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5 to 12. India had a fruitful 2014 when they won the the Asian Games gold after 16 years. The Sardar-led side also defeated the Netherlands after 18 years in the Champio...

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Checks to ensure tobacco ban in capital

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Health teams would fan out in the national capital to conduct surprise checks for ensuring strict implementation of the ban on all forms of chewable tobacco -- including gutka, khaini and zarda -- which came into effect on Monday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said. The health teams will be accompanied by Delhi Police personnel while conducting the raids...

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Floods ravage Kashmir; 16 buried alive as houses collapse

Kashmir, March 30 (IANS) Sixteen people were buried alive as two houses collapsed and a young man was washed away in floods that ravaged the Kashmir Valley on Monday following four days of incessant rainfall. Anxious people fled to safety as the Jhelum river rose dangerously and swollen streams rushed down mountains. Authorities on Monday declared Jammu and Kashmir as flood-hit and peopl...

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Swedish firm making luxury buses in India for India

Bengaluru, March 30 (IANS) Swedish transport solutions provider Scania AB has started making luxury buses and coaches here for inter-city and intra-city services across the country, a company official said on Monday. We are making world class luxury buses and coaches in India for safe and comfortable drives in cities and states across the country at affordable price, Scania commercial ve...

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Australia's senior players are not done yet: Starc

Melbourne, March 30 (IANS) Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc on Monday said the team's experienced players provided crucial balance to the youthful squad's title-winning march in the mega-event and it's too early to dismiss the side's old guards, including fellow left-armer Mitchell Johnson. The 25-year-old picked up 22 wickets, including the key scalp of Brendon McCullum in the ...

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German coach Low bemoans second half showing

Tbilisi (Georgia), March 30 (IANS) Germany coach Joachim Low expressed mixed emotions after watching his side complete a 2-0 win against Georgia in a Euro 2016 football qualifier here. Strikes from forwards Marco Reus and Thomas Muller within five minutes just before the break were enough for Germany to pick up the three points from a comfortable - if not impressive - 2-0 win on Sunday.<...

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East Bengal desperate for I-League win against Wahingdoh

Shillong, March 30 (IANS) After their 0-1 defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Mohun Bagan in Kolkata on Saturday, a desperate East Bengal will look to getting back to winning ways against Royal Wahingdoh FC in the I-League football competition here on Tuesday. The Kolkata side is currently placed sixth in the league table with 13 points from nine matches, whereas home side Wahingdoh are t...

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Ashok Leyland cashes out stake in Avia

Chennai, March 30 (IANS) As a part of its plan to sell non-core assets, commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland has sold its holding in Avia Ashok Leyland Motors in Czech Republic and 48.5 percent stake in its wind energy company, the company said on Monday. In a regulatory filing with the BSE, Ashok Leyland said it realised $10.96 million selling Aiva Ashok Leyland and Rs.6 crore profit...

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Jubilant Melbourne crowd toasts Australian cricket heroes

Melbourne, March 30 (IANS) The World Cup winning Australian cricket team were feted at the Federation Square here by a jubilant crowd on Monday as they celebrated Sunday's win in the final against New Zealand. The 15 players and coach Darren Lehmann sat on a stage and soaked up the love bestowed upon them by an adoring crowd. Opening batsman Aaron Finch revealed he hadn't change...

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Odisha agrees to seek rollback of power tariff hike

Bhubaneswar, March 30 (IANS) The Odisha government announced on Monday it would file a review petition before the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) seeking a rollback in the proposed hike of power tariff for the agriculture sector. Keeping the interest of farmers in view, the energy department will file a review petition with the OERC to roll back the hike pertaining to the...

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