Film: Yahaan Sabki Lagi Hai; Cast: Varun Thakur, Eden Shyodhi and Heerok Das; Co-directors: Tina Bose and Cyrus R. Khambata; Rating: *** It's hard to define a film that has no clear beginning or end, only a clinching middle that is dark, treacherous, murky and very disturbing. In the mid-section of this disembodied film on the class divide and the illusions of urbanised civility ...
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Australia brought out 'A' game in final: Faulkner
Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australian all-rounder James Faulkner, who etched his name in history by winning the Player of the Match award in the cricket World Cup final, said that his team brought out their 'A' game against New Zealand here on Sunday. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets and with 101 balls to spare to clinch the sport's ultimate prize for the fifth time at the ico...
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In new makeover, AAP Lokpal Ramdas also goes
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) In the throes of an internal war, Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday replaced its Lokpal, retired Admiral L. Ramdas, with a team of three ombudsmen including two former police officers. A day after it sacked dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, AAP leaders who met at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence also set up a new disciplinary committee...
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Andhra CM lays foundation stone for irrigation project
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the Pattiseema lift irrigation project in West Godavari district. The project across Godavari River will divert 3,000 TMC (thousand million cubic) feet water going waste into the sea to the drought-prone Rayalaseema region of the state. Naidu described the Rs.1,30...
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Australia's Starc named Player of cricket World Cup
Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc was on Sunday named the Player of the Tournament after his team won the 2015 World Cup defeating New Zealand in the final at the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here. The 25-year-old was the unanimous choice of a select group of experts, following his sensational form that helped guide his side to their fifth title i...
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Captain Clarke dedicates World Cup win to late Hughes
Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke on Sunday dedicated their cricket World Cup win to deceased batsman Phillip Hughes, who died on November 27 after being struck on the head by a bouncer two days earlier during a domestic match. Australia crushed New Zealand in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Chasing a paltry target of 184, Australia got over the...
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We walk away with our heads held high: McCullum
Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Sunday said they might not have won the World Cup but they played a good brand of cricket and walk away with their heads held high. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets with 101 balls remaining at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here to clinch the sport's ultimate prize for the fifth time. Didn't lift th...
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Force India fail to win points at Malaysia GP
Sepang (Malaysia), March 29 (IANS) Force India battled hard at the Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix but failed to earn even a single point as its drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg finished 13th and 14th, respectively, and outside the points here on Sunday. The race was won by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel from the Mercedes' of pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, who finished s...
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Top performers of 2015 World Cup
Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) The following are the top 10 batsmen and top 10 bowlers of the cricket World Cup 2015, which concluded in Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday:
Top 5 runs-scorers
Martin Guptill: 547
Kumar Sangakkara: 541
Brendan Taylor: 433
AB de Villiers: 482
Shikhar Dhawan: 412
Top 5 wicket-takers
Mitchell Starc: 22
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CSR funds not for BJD's election expenditure: BJP
Bhubaneswar, March 29 (IANS) After the ruling BJD expressed its dissatisfaction over central PSUs backing out from the Aahar scheme, the Odisha unit of BJP on Sunday hit out at the former, stating that the PSUs' corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds were not meant for election expenditure. The much-hyped Aahar scheme, under which the state government plans to provide lunch at Rs.5 ...
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Disappointing first quarter, say Bollywood's trade gurus
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) With no blockbusters, and a majority of debacles, the first quarter of 2015 has been disappointing for Bollywood box office, say trade gurus, who believe that small fries like NH10 and Badlapur have managed to earn plaudits and profits. It's been an average year so far -- none of the Khans' films released, and the only A-list starrer Baby, featuring Akshay Kumar, ...
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Tendulkar presents Player of the Match, Series awards
Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar presented the Player of the Match and Player of the Series awards at the closing ceremony of the 2015 World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. Australia defeated trans-Tasman rivals and co-hosts New Zealand by seven wickets to clinch their fifth World Cup trophy. All-rounder James Faulkner wa...
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Jolie makes first post-surgery appearance
Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie made her first post-surgery appearance when she attended the Kids' Choice Awards, where she won the award for Favourite Villain for her role in Maleficent. The 39-year-old was joined by daughters Zahara, 10, and Shiloh, 8, for the big event, where she was also up for the favourite actress award. But she lost out to Emma Stone, reports p...
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Reality shows not my thing: Nathalia Kaur
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Brazilian model Nathalia Kaur, who recently stepped out of her comfort zone to perform some action-packed stunts in Indian reality show Khatron ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns, says she has no intentions to take part in any other reality show as of now. She wants to try her luck in fiction TV now and is focussed on films. Reality shows are not my...
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Singapore bids farewell to founding father Lee Kuan Yew
Singapore, March 29 (IANS) The funeral of Singapore's founder and first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was held on Sunday with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing him as among the tallest leaders of our times and a friend of India. Lee, 91, died on March 23 at the Singapore General Hospital where he was warded for severe pneumonia since February 5. Modi was among the worl...
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MCG attracts record 93,013 attendance for World Cup final
Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) The World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday broke the sport's attendance record with 93,013 people turning up to see Australia being crowned champions for the fifth time. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets with 101 balls remaining. Sunday's total attendance surpassed the record achi...
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New healthcare system for pregnant mothers
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) The cumbersome days of stressful, manual, wired monitoring of the unborn child in pregnant mothers will soon end - thanks to a new system unveiled at a hospital here. The Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, known as the Sion Hospital, has introduced India's first Wireless Foetal Monitoring System, a state-of-the-art product invented and developed by the Uni...
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Air Canada flight skids off runway, 23 hospitalised
Ottawa, March 29 (IANS) An Air Canada flight from Toronto skidded off the runway as it landed at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Sunday, sending 23 people to hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening. Flight AC624 took a very hard landing and skidded off the runway, Halifax Stanfield International Airport spokesman Peter Spurway said. Right no...
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Two UP brick kiln labourers shot dead in Bihar
Patna, March 29 (IANS) Two brick kiln labourers were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bihar's Jehanabad district, police said on Sunday. The owner of the brick kiln suspected that Maoists were behind the killings as he had refused to pay levy to them. But district police officials said it appeared to be a revenge-killing. The incident took place at Manpur brick kiln under ...
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Films on Himachal's wildlife may hit roadblock
Shimla, March 29 (IANS) Big budget documentaries showcasing Himachal Pradesh's prized wildlife, including the highly endangered pheasant, by Green Oscar winning filmmaker Mike Pandey may hit a roadblock. The wildlife department has decided to give one last chance to the acclaimed filmmaker to seek his view over the inordinate three-year delay in completing four sets of documentaries of 3...