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Party drugs worth over Rs.9 crore seized in Goa

Panaji, Feb 1 (IANS) In one of the biggest raids in recent times, synthetic party drugs worth Rs.9.31 crore were seized by the anti-narcotics wing of Goa Police from an Italian national early Sunday. According to police, the drugs were seized from 54-year-old Italian national Vincenzo Rainton's residence in Anjuna, a coastal village some 20 km north of Panaji, notorious for availability ...

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'Tevar director' to direct Abhishek?

Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Amit Sharma worked with Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun Kapoor in his directorial debut Tevar this year. Now, the director is in talks with Abhishek Bachchan for his next project. When about the reports of him directing Abhishek in his next, Sharma told IANS: He is a very good friend of mine and yes, we were in talks for a film... but nothing has materialised yet. I...

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Rajasthan ex-CM Gehlot tests positive for swine flu

Jaipur, Feb 1 (IANS) Former Rajasthan chief minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot Sunday said he is suffering from swine flu. I have tested positive for swine flu. However, I have started treatment on time and now there is improvement, Gehlot tweeted. He criticised the Vasundhara Raje government for not launching awareness campaigns on swine flu. Why did the s...

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'Khamoshiyan' fares better than 'Hawaizaada', 'Rahasya'

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Supernatural erotica Khamoshiyan has performed better than the other two new releases Hawaizaada and Rahasya at the domestic box office. Khamoshiyan, starring Gurmeet Choudhary, Sapna Pabbi and Ali Fazal, raked in Rs.4.13 crore in two days, read a statement. The film has been made on a budget of Rs.11 crore (including marketing) and the makers - Fox Star S...

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Modi lauds Paes for winning Australian Open

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday congratulated Indian tennis icon Leander Paes for winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title. Leander Paes continues to make us proud! I congratulate him on the mixed doubles win with Martina Hingis at the Australian Open, Modi said. Paes and his Swiss partner beat French-Canadian team of Kristina Mladenovic and Dan...

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11 killed in Rajasthan trucks' collision

Jaipur, Feb 1 (IANS) Eleven people were killed and 15 injured when a truck carrying over 60 people collided with another in Rajasthan's Jodhpur district Sunday, police said. Most of those killed were aged between 25-30, a police official said. The accident occurred early Sunday when a truck, carrying around 60 passengers travelling from Jaisalmer to Jaitaran area in Pali district...

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Modi salutes Coast Guard's determination

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday saluted the determination and bravery of the Indian Coast Guard on its 38th Raising Day. I salute the determination and bravery of our coast guard personnel on the 38th Raising Day of the Indian Coast Guard, Modi said. Indian Coast Guard has left no stone unturned in tirelessly protecting our coasts. We will always remai...

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India wants to take economic ties with China to new level

Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) Stating that both countries should have mutual confidence, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Sunday said that India desired to take economic ties with China to a qualitatively new level. Addressing the launch of the Second India-China Media Forum, Sushma Swaraj also said that the Narendra Modi government was committed to exploring an early settlement to the Si...

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'Murder 2' opened doors for me: Jacqueline

Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says she doesn't regret featuring in a bold film like Murder 2 as the Mohit Suri directorial gave her lots of opportunities in the film industry. I don't regret doing a film like 'Murder 2'. It was my first hit. I had the experience of working with Mohit. It opened lots of doors for me. It was a risk that I had taken but there is a beauty...

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Helpline opens Sunday to beat board exam blues

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) An NGO entered its 17th year of providing counselling to students ahead of the CBSE examinations beginning March 2 this year by starting its helpline Sunday. The Pre-exam Helpline called Disha run by NGO Snehi will be available from Feb 1 until March 3. Students can call on the helpline - 011-65978181 - between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and their queries will be ...

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List of Leander Paes' Grand Slam titles

Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) Leander Paes won the mixed doubles crown at the 2015 Australian Open with Swiss partner Martina Hingis for his 15th career Grand Slam title. Here is the complete list of men's and mixed doubles Grand Slam titles India's tennis icon has won: Men's doubles (eight titles): 1. 1999 French Open with Mahesh Bhupathi 2. 1999 Wimbledon with Mahesh ...

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Kerala vows not to spare any drug traffickers

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) The Kerala government Sunday said national and international drug mafia rings are looking at the state as a fertile ground for their operations and pledged not to spare anyone involved in drug trafficking. The government's reaction came a day after Malayalam actor Shine Tom Chacko and four women were taken into custody in Kochi for possessing cocaine valu...

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Paes-Hingis win Australian Open mixed doubles

Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis beat the French-Canadian team of Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor in straight sets to clinch the Australian Open mixed doubles crown here Sunday. Paes, contesting his 25th season on the ATP World Tour, and Hingis defeated defending champions Mladenovic and Nestor 6-4, 6-3 in the final that l...

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'Birdman', 'The Grand Budapest...' top ADG Awards

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Guardians of the Galaxy took the top film honours at the Art Directors Guild's (ADG) 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. The award ceremony took place here at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Saturday, reports variety.com. Michael Keaton-starrer black comedy-drama Birdman bagged the award for Contemporary Fil...

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When children got back their cricket ground in Kashmir

Ganderbal (Jammu and Kashmir), Feb 1 (IANS) It is difficult to believe such an audience would ever be granted. It is even more difficult to believe it would provoke prompt administrative action. Over a dozen children - none of them above the age of seven - carrying cricket bats, wickets and crooked willow sticks they use for hockey sticks started marching towards the office of the distri...

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Craigslist hookups behind rise in HIV: Study

New York, Feb 1 (IANS) Entry of the popular website Craigslist in a community is linked to 16 percent increase in HIV in that area, say researchers, including an Indian-origin professor Anindya Ghose from New York University's Stern School of Business. Our study results suggest that there is a new social route of HIV transmission that is taking place in this digital era, said Jason Chan,...

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Talk to nurse to ease pain, anxiety during surgery

London, Feb 1 (IANS) Simple distraction techniques, such as talking to a nurse, watching a DVD or using stress balls, can help patients to relax during varicose vein surgery and reduce their pain, says a study. Undergoing conscious surgery can be a stressful experience for patients, said study author professor Jane Ogden from the University of Surrey in Britain. Our research has ...

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Court orders trial of man for false complaint

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A court here has ordered to initiate proceedings against a man for lodging a false complaint against a Delhi Jal Board (DJB) official alleging he demanded a bribe of Rs.600 for allotting him water connection. Special Judge Narottam Kaushal has directed to initiate proceedings against Inder Mohan Verma for leveling false allegation against DJB official Shiv Kumar.<...

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Shaun Marsh, Henriques to come of age: Lehmann

Perth, Feb 1 (IANS) Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes the two standout batsmen from T20 Big Bash League final - Shaun Marsh and Moises Henriques - are set to shine at international level. Incumbent Test No.5 Shaun Marsh guided Perth Scorchers to their second-straight BBL title with a measured 73 from 59 balls at the top of the innings against their final opponents Sydney Sixers, fo...

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App to offer real-time sun protection advice

New York, Feb 1 (IANS) If your job requires you to stay outdoors for long, having this app on your smartphone that provides personalised, real-time advice may improve your sun protection behaviour, says a study. The Solar Cell app provides sun-protection advice based on UV (ultraviolet) Index forecasts and personal information from the users. It also alerts users to apply or reapply suns...

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