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Syrian president's mother dies at 86

Damascus, Feb 7 (IANS) The mother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad died on Saturday at the age of 86. Anisah Makhlouf, born in Syria's coastal city of Latakia in 1930, married late President Hafez al-Assad in 1957 when he was a first lieutenant, Xinhua quoted a report by state news agency SANA as saying. Makhlouf was interested in women issues and visited many foreign countrie...

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Gel nail paint is overrated: Ashley Tisdale

Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Actress Ashley Tisdale says she finds gel nail polish overrated as she doesn't like the idea of having UV rays beamed onto her skin during the drying process. I'd say that gel nail polish gel is overrated and regular nail polish is underrated. Everyone is all about gel, but it's actually unhealthy for you with all the UV rays hitting your skin. Plus, it's such a...

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The Cat Empire, Balkan Beat Box enthrall audiences at SulaFest

Nashik, Feb 7 (IANS) Making their Indian debuts at the SulaFest -- a popular gourmet world music festival -- here, Australian ska, jazz and funk band The Cat Empire and Israeli reggae, funk electronica band Balkan Beat Box enthralled the concert goers with their eclectic and captivating tunes. Day one of the two-day event, which is being held at the Sula Vineyards here saw a predominantl...

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Charli XCX has 'porno' fashion pose

Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Singer Charli XCX thinks her go-to modelling pose is a little porno and she is convinced that she learnt it from watching American TV series America's Next Top Model. The 23-year-old isn't always sure what she's doing when posing for shots and thinks she channels her inner X-rated star in front of the camera, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking to the la...

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Japan gears up as North Korea brings forward satellite launch

Tokyo, Feb 7 (IANS) The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will bring forward its planned rocket launch to as early as Sunday, Japanese officials said on Saturday, adding in a press briefing that necessary measures were being carried out. According to government sources here, Pyongyang, who has been strongly urged by Japan to refrain from launching what it has said is an earth ...

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Rachel McAdams feels being cute is 'dull'

Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Actress Rachel McAdams says she loves getting involved in developing her characters and thinks simply being cute is dull. I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is. You try on wigs, shoes and clothes. It's preferable when it's not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute, McAdams told LOOK magazine, reports femalefirst...

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Security beefed up in Mogadishu airport as new police facility opens

Mogadishu, Feb 7 (IANS) Security has been beefed up at Mogadishu's Aden Adde Airport barely days after a flight with the country's Daallo airlines made emergency landing following a suspected bomb inside the plane. In a move aimed at enhancing security of the airport, the African Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) on Saturday handed over a newly built police station at the airport to the Somali...

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Diary of living Japanese interpreter of Netaji confirms crash theory: Website

London, Feb 7 (IANS) Kazunori Kunizuka, who worked as an interpreter with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose from 1943 to 1945, is still alive and has recorded in graphic detail in his diary the last days of Bose and his death as a result of a plane crash at Taipei on 18 August 1945, claims a website. The London-based site www.bosefiles.info, which has been coming out with serialised revelations...

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Was not sure about Yami Gautam for 'Sanam Re': Director

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Sanam Re director Divya Khosla Kumar said that she had her doubts regarding casting actress Yami Gautam, but got convinced after workshops and after Yami lost weight. I wasn't very sure about Yami. It took me 5-6 months to get convinced that I should take Yami. Her face is seen regularly in her ad campaign, so I was wondering how would the freshness come about and ho...

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Pakistani envoy appreciates India's hosting of South Asian Games

Guwahati, Feb 6 (IANS) Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Saturday appreciated the way the 12th South Asian Games, which got underway in Guwahati and Shillong on Friday, are being hosted by India. Today met Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, who appreciated law and order situation of Assam, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi tweeted. He also appreci...

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Shillong leg of SAG opens with glittering ceremony

Shillong, Feb 6 (IANS) The Shillong leg of the 12th South Asian Games opened with a spectacular ceremony here on Saturday. Athletes from eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations paraded before the spectators in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Shillong, which is co-hosting the multi-national games with Guwahati, is hosting the eight disciples - women's ...

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Why Ranveer Singh loves Toronto

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh loves the Canadian city of Toronto for his experience at the IIFA Awards in his first year in the industry and also because big films such as Deepika Padukone's XXX are being shot there. Toronto was the most memorable experience, my first IIFA, one of my first debut awards (For 'Band Baaja Baaraat'). And one of my first live performances in front ...

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New hearing date in AIIMS case as probe officer fails to turn up

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A court here on Saturday set March 16 as the new date of hearing in the AIIMS corruption case as the investigation officer failed to turn up for the hearing. The case is related to corruption in purchase of disinfectants and surgical equipments at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) Today (on Saturday), the court was to ask important questio...

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Azam says Modi met Dawood in Lahore; government terms it baseless

Lucknow/New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Saturday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim at the residence of his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in December last year. The government termed it as baseless, unfounded and totally false. If the prime minister asks, I can show photographs as proof, Azam Khan tol...

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Modi met Dawood in Lahore, claims Azam Khan

Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Saturday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met underworld don Dawood Ibrahim during his stopover in Lahore and that too at the residence of his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. If the prime minister asks, I can show photographs as proof, Azam Khan told reporters in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh. He said...

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Karisma avoids question on divorce, says not ready for films

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor on Saturday avoided questions related to the controversy surrounding her divorce and also said that she wasn't ready for films now. Present at the Nykaa.com Femina Beauty Awards, Karisma was asked about the ongoing reports related to her divorce, but before the question could be completed, she said: No comments, thank you, and walked away. ...

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Jet Airways' Q3 net profit rises over six times

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Jet Airways on Saturday reported an exponential rise of over 640 percent in its net profit for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. According to the company, its net profit for the quarter under review stood at Rs.467.11 crore from Rs.63.11 crore earned during the quarter ended December 31, 2014. The aviation major's total income during the quarter ended Dece...

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Stephen's alumni stopped from attending prayer meet; Thampu denies charge

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Former students of St. Stephen's College, including historian Ramchandra Guha, on Saturday alleged that they were stopped from entering the college premises to attend a prayer meeting for a man identified for generations with the iconic dhaba on the campus. Principal Valson Thampu, however, denied the charge, saying no request was made to attend the prayer meeting...

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Lost connect with audience, now want to do 3 films a year: Sunny Deol

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Actor-director Sunny Deol, pleased with the first day collections of his film Ghayal Once Again, says that he had lost connect with the audience, and now wants to do at least three films a year to regain it. I could make a good film. I had given my full effort to do well, and would wish to do several films because I have realized that I had lost connect with the audi...

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TRS polled over 43 percent votes in Hyderabad civic polls

Hyderabad, Feb 5 (IANS) The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) polled 43.85 percent votes to win a record 99 seats in the 150-member Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Contesting all divisions on its own, Telangana's ruling party secured 14,68,618 votes out of 33,49,379 polled. In the elections held on Tuesday, 45.27 percent of 74,23,980 voters had exercised their franchise.

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