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'Ankhon Dekhi' sets the ball rolling for DIFF

Dharamsala, Oct 31 (IANS) The third season of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) began with a packed screening of Rajat Kapoor's much-acclaimed directorial Ankhon Dekhi here. The warm domestic drama, starring Rajat himself with Sanjay Mishra, was screened Thursday evening. It tells the tale of 55-year-old patriarch Bauji, who lives with his family in a cramped buildin...

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Learn to stay safe, fear no stigma to win fight against Ebola

Geneva, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) Overcome apprehension, know how to use protective equipment, trust the security protocol and do not be afraid of social stigma. These are the basic rules taught to 30 volunteers who, after receiving Red Cross training, will travel Friday to West Africa to fight the Ebola epidemic. The most important thing is to not be afraid of infection, because otherwise yo...

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President flags off Run for Unity

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday flagged off 'Run For Unity' at Rashtrapati Bhavan to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Pranab Mukherjee flagged off 'Run for Unity' in Rashtrapati Bhavan today (Friday) in which around 2,000 people participated, said a tweet by the President's Office. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has dec...

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Five killed in Afghan road accident

Kabul, Oct 31 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 46 others injured Friday when a passenger bus collided with a truck in Afghanistan. According to police, the crash occurred in Baghlan province's Baladori area. The accident was a result of reckless driving, a police official told Xinhua. Rescue teams at the site said the casualties could escalate as several injure...

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President congratulates Pankaj Advani

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday congratulated cueist Pankaj Advani on winning his 12th world title in World Billiards Championship in Leeds, Britain. In his message, Mukherjee said: I am extremely delighted to know that you have achieved your 12th World Title in Leeds, and become the first player to win the grand double thrice...Please accept my hearty congratu...

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Get cat eye look - a la celebrities

Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren and the new guard of starlets including Lupita Nyong'o and Gwen Stefani have made cat eye make-up iconic. Here's how to get the perfect cat eye make-up, reports people.com: * Step one: Prime your lids with pressed powder. This creates a smooth base for your liner to easily glide over. * Step t...

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Strategy to prevent cyber crime on anvil: Rajnath Singh

Hyderabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Voicing concern over rising cyber crime, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said a prevention strategy will be evolved soon. He asked the home ministry to prepare an effective strategy as cyber crime unlike conventional crimes has global ramifications and magnified the challenges faced by the police. He was speaking at the passing out parade of 66 R...

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IED defused in Shopian district

Srinagar, Oct 31 (IANS) Security forces Friday defused a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, averting a major tragedy. Police said the IED was planted in a gas cylinder on Mughal Road by separatist guerrillas to target vehicles of the security forces. The road connects Kashmir Valley with Rajouri district in Jammu region. A patrol p...

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President, PM pay tribute to Indira Gandhi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday offered floral tributes to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a remembrance message. Mukherjee, Ansari, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party general secretary Rahul Gandhi visited Indira ...

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Sensex, Nifty hit record highs for second consecutive day

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday touched a record high of 27,762.13 points, surpassing previous high of 27,390.60 points hit Thursday. Good buying was observed in capital goods, auto, banking, metal, oil and gas and IT sectors; while selling pressure was seen in consumer durables sector. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P...

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Radcliffe's favourite 'Harry Potter' character? Sirius Black

Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe finds Sirius Black as his favourite character from the popular film franchise Harry Potter, which made him a global star. The 25-year-old actor says that while he always liked the character, it was actor Gary Oldman's portrayal of him in the movie which made him feel all the more enamoured with it. During a chat on Reddit AMA (Ask...

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World Bank aid for power projects in northeast

Agartala, Oct 31 (IANS) The World Bank would provide a major share of Rs.8,150 crore for improving power transmission system in six northeastern states, officials said Friday. State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) would execute the World Bank-aided projects in six of the eight northeastern states. Under the World Bank, new power transmission lines would be erec...

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Modi receives some of Sardar Patel's personal belongings

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday received some items like cups and saucers belonging to independent India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an official statement said. Modi, on the 139th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Friday received some of Sardar's personal belongings from Sheila Ghatate of Manjiri Trust, Delhi, a statement from...

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Selflessness is gift of motherhood: Olivia Wilde

Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Actress Olivia Wilde's priorities have changed ever since she has become a mother. She says selflessness is a quality that comes naturally once a woman delivers a child. The 30-year-old gave birth to her first baby, boy Otis, with fiance Jason Sudeikis in April. The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first pri...

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Soria named coach of Bolivian national team

La Paz (Bolivia), Oct 31 (IANS) The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) has named Mauricio Soria as coach of the national football team for the 2014-2018 period. FBF head Alberto Lozada Thursday said Soria, who up to now served as interim coach, was chosen to lead the team to the 2015 Copa America in Chile, and the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, reports Xinhua. A ple...

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Myanmar starts first multilateral domestic talks

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 31 (IANS) Myanmar's first multilateral roundtable summit talks on domestic political affairs started Friday at the Presidential Palace here. Attending the talks are 14 representatives of the government, parliament, political parties, the military and the Union Election Commission, including President U. Thein Sein and two vice presidents, speakers of the two houses U. Sh...

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Bollywood is getting more sophisticated: Hollywood's Michael Hoffman

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Hollywood director Michael Hoffman says the Hindi film industry is not only finding space at international festivals but is also becoming more sophisticated while remaining rooted. Bollywood is shifting and changing. Bollywood is getting more sophisticated and broader but still maintaining the roots of Indian cinema, Hoffman, who is here to promote his movie The Be...

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Union Carbide ex-chief Warren Anderson is dead

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Warren Anderson, who headed Union Carbide when a gas leak in its Bhopal pesticide plant killed thousands, is dead, the New York Times reported. Anderson died Sep 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida, aged 92, the Times said. His death, not announced by his family, was confirmed from public records. Anderson flew to Bhopal four days after the worl...

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ICC chief greets Nepal, Uganda for moving up in world league

Dubai, Oct 31 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman N. Srinivasan Friday congratulated Nepal and Uganda for qualifying for ICC World Cricket League Division 2 (WCL Div.2), which will be played in Namibia Jan 17-24, 2015. Nepal and Uganda sealed their progression after reaching the final of Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Kuala Lumpur Thursday. In the f...

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When death ruled the streets of Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) It was an accidental meeting with a Military Police officer that led us to the house of death in Delhi in 1984. We had witnessed on the evening of Oct 31 the first bout of anti-Sikh violence that followed Indira Gandhi's assassination. We were near the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in south Delhi where the prime minister was declared dead after...

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