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Gurinder Chadha wants all girls to feel empowered

London, Feb 7 (IANS) Popular British filmmaker of Sikh origin Gurinder Chadha, whose hit film Bend It Like Beckham is going to be presented in India in a stage version, wants every girl to feel empowered and uplifted. Taking to her Twitter handle, Chadha posted: And if I can't take all the UK then I wish I could take every girl so she can feel uplifted and empowered and know she can do A...

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10 killed in Pakistan fire

Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed when a fire broke out in Sindh province's Thatta city on Sunday. The dead included three women, four children and three men, The Nation reported. According to the police, the fire engulfed several makeshift houses. Several other persons sustained serious burn injuries, and were shifted to hospital. The cause of the fi...

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10 terrorists shot in two weeks in J&K: Army

Jammu, Feb 7 (IANS) Security forces killed 10 separatist guerrillas in Kashmir in the last two weeks while ensuring there was no civilian casualty in different operations, the army said on Sunday. Undeterred by inhospitable weather conditions, the army and the state police have upped the ante in their counter-terror operations. It is clearly manifested in the clinical, intelligence-base...

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Katrina Kaif visits Salim Chisti's shrine at Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 7 (IANS) Bollywood star Katrina Kaif early Sunday visited the shrine of Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti at Fatehpur Sikri, 35 km from Agra city. She offered prayers and offered a 'chadar' at the shrine. Local guides said she tied a sacred thread and prayed for the success of her forthcoming film Fitoor. Kat earlier visited the shrine before the ...

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Atletico Madrid storm back to defeat Eibar 3-1 in La Liga

Madrid, Feb 7 (IANS) Atletico Madrid played a lacklustre first half but stormed back in the second to cruise past Eibar 3-1 in La Liga. The turning point at Vicente Calderon Stadium here on Saturday came in the 46th minute when Eibar midfielder Sergi Enrich scored. But Atletico then took charge of the match and completely dominated the contest from that point onwards, reports Efe.

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Goyal to co-chair India-Australia energy dialogue

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Power Minister Piyush Goyal will lead the Indian side at the third India-Australia Energy Security Dialogue starting from Monday that will focus on sharing Canberra's expertise in liquefied natural gas (LNG), renewable energy and clean coal technology. Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal will co-chair the dialogue to be held from Februa...

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Shimla, nearby spots wrapped in snow

Shimla, Feb 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla and its nearby tourist spots received a spell of snow on Sunday after a long dry weather, giving the resort and its neighbouring areas a picturesque look. Towns in upper Shimla district were cut off with heavy snow cover piled on roads, officials said. This was the season's second significant snowfall that froze the Queen of ...

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Kerala looks for ways to earn more from pineapples

Kochi, Feb 7 (IANS) Farmers, traders and Kerala government officials are meeting on Sunday in a 'Pineapple Fest' to find ways to better produce and market the fruit which fetches the state Rs.750 crore annually. The state accounts for 70 per cent of India's pineapple production, but has yet to make a mark in the overseas market and has not had much success in value added products like ju...

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Indian, Chinese armies hold joint tactical exercise in Ladakh

Jammu, Feb 7 (IANS) The Indian and Chinese armies have held their first joint tactical exercise in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior defence official said on Sunday. The first joint tactical exercise between the border troops of both the countries was conducted in the Chushul-Moldo area on Saturday, Colonel S.D. Goswami, spokesman of the army's Udhampur-headquartered North...

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Gene family turns cancer cells into aggressive stem cells

New York, Feb 7 (IANS) US researchers have found a gene family in the humans that has the capability of turning cancer cells into aggressive stem cells that keep growing. Researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Washington, DC identified 'Ly6 family' of genes that allows cancer cells to act like cancer stem cells -- which keeps dividing and growing without a pa...

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Australia replace injured pacer Richardson with Paris

Hamilton, Feb 7 (IANS) Australia pacer Kane Richardson has been ruled out of the final Chappell-Hadlee One-Day International (ODI) cricket match against against New Zealand with a sore back, and Western Australian quick Joel Paris will be parachuted into the team, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Sunday. Richardson was a late withdrawal from Saturday's second ODI, replaced before the ...

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Bangla pacer Mustafizur delighted to be drafted into IPL

Dhaka, Feb 7 (IANS) Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman is happy to get the opportunity to play in the India Premier League (IPL). Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise drafted the young seamer for Rs.1.40 crore ($208,000) in the IPL auction in Bengaluru on Saturday, reports bdnews24.com. When Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore were bidding to recruit the 20-year old, he w...

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Andhra's Kapu leader, wife continue fast on quota issue

Visakhapatnam, Feb 7 (IANS) Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham and his wife on Sunday continued their indefinite fast for the third day in support of the demand for reservation for the community in education and jobs in Andhra Pradesh. The former minister and his wife Padmavati have been fasting at their house at Kirlampudi in East Godavari district since Friday. The couple locked themsel...

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Excited to be back with Shradha onscreen: Aditya Roy Kapur

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Aditya Roy Kapoor, who was last seen romancing Shraddha Kapoor in Aashiqui 2, has now teamed up with the actress again for Ok Janu and says this is the right film for them to come back together. I think, it's great people have accepted us. I think 'OK Janu' is the right movie for us to come back together. I think both of us are right for these two roles. I am very e...

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Genetic link found between mental disorders, type 2 diabetes

New York, Feb 7 (IANS) US researchers have identified a genetic connection between some mental health disorders and type 2 diabetes. The researchers from the University of Massachusetts in the US showed that a gene called DISC1, which is believed to play a role in mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and some forms of depression, influences the function of pan...

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Companies with healthy employees perform better in stock market

New York, Feb 7 (IANS) Highlighting health as an important factor in the financial health of a corporation, a study has found that companies with best-in-class workplace health programmes for employees are able to secure a competitive edge in the stock market. The study compared the stock market performance of 10 of the healthiest companies in South Africa. Nine different investment scen...

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Nepal girls win second straight match in SAG football

Shillong, Feb 7 (IANS) Nepal continued their resurgence, beating the Maldives 2-0 in their 12th South Asian Games (SAG) women's football competition match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Stadium here on Sunday. Nepal's captain Anu Malik and Niru Thapa scored their second respective goals of the tournament. The strong Nepali squad could have drawn their first blood in the first min...

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Need to evolve mechanisms to resolve disputes at sea: Parrikar

Visakhapatnam, Feb 7 (IANS) New ways and better mechanism need to be evolved to resolve peacefully the disputes related to the seas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday. In the changing economic situation, the scenario of finding more and more resources in deep seas is changing. Original laws and treaties may not be of much use... we need to find ways to resolve disputes mor...

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Liability pact makes India-US N-deal a big deal

Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) India's ratification of an international convention on nuclear energy accident liability has removed a major irritant in India-US relations and would help them unleash the full potential of the landmark India-US nuclear deal. The US was quick to welcome the development removing the last hurdle in the way of US firms to build nuclear plants in India and generate ...

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Underground music scene in India has expanded: Guitarist Branigan

Nashik, Feb 7 (IANS) London-based guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Rodney Branigan, who has toured India frequently and collaborated with musicians from bands like Shaa'ir and Func and Pentagram, says that the underground movement in India has expanded tremendously. The scene has changed a lot. The quality of scene has changed a lot. There is a sub-culture that has developed. The cult...

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