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Somdev to play for Punjab Marshalls in CTL

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) India's No.1 tennis star Somdev Devvarman will be turning out for the newly launched Punjab Marshalls, the Chandigarh franchise of the Champions Tennis League (CTL), that was launched here Thursday. The logo of the team and future plans were unveiled by team owner Gurpreet Singh along with the legendary Vijay Amritraj, who is also the Chairman and managing direc...

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Don't ignore domestic black money: Jaitley to tax officials

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) At a time when the focus is on illicit income stashed away in foreign accounts, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday asked the Income Tax department not to lose sight of domestic black money and pursue offenders in sectors where it is most prevalent. Jaitley told revenue department officials to not lose sight of domestic black money keeping in view its much hig...

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Vatsal scares Sanjeeda

Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) All work and no play can make a TV show set a dull place! So, to add some fun, actor Vatsal Sheth decided to pull a fast one on Sanjeeda Sheikh on the set of Ek Hasina Thi recently. While shooting in the wee hours of the morning recently, Vatsal insisted he was seeing strange things and hearing weird sounds in his vanity van and that he also saw asymmetrical shadows...

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Positive move, says SC on Delhi government formation effort

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday described as positive the reports that Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung would be consulting all the political parties in his efforts to form a government in Delhi. A constitution bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice J.Chelameswar, Justice A.K.Sikri, Justice R.K.Agrawal and Justice Arun Mishra said that as per newspaper reports, the...

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Violence after Tamil fishermen sentenced to death in Colombo

Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) Violence erupted in coastal Tamil Nadu Thursday after a Sri Lankan court sentenced five Indian fishermen to death on charges of smuggling drugs. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the Indian high commission in Colombo to secure the best legal counsel for the five fishermen. As news of the death sen...

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Modi condoles deaths in Sri Lanka

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday condoled the loss of lives in a landslide in Sri Lanka. An official release said the prime minister in a message wished speedy recovery to those injured. At least 14 people were killed and around 200 others went missing in the landslide on Wednesday. ...

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Jama Masjid's new Naib Imam hates 'communal politics'

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Shaban Bukhari, formally named the new Naib Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Thursday said he was bitterly opposed to communal politics and stood for harmony in the country. I am against the politics of hate. I will try to spread the message of peace and harmony. I will try to engage with the youth, the 19-year-old told IANS. But he quickly added that he had ...

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IITs to adopt 10 villages

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) All the IITs will adopt 10 villages each and help the government to develop a model for their development as a part of the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, an official said Friday. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi held workshops few months back for Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, meant for developing rural India. According to the initiative, each IIT will get 10 villag...

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Golfer Rashid Khan eyes Panasonic Open India

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Rising star Rashid Khan is planning another title assault at the $300,000 Panasonic Open India, seven months after claiming a 'life changing' first Asian Tour victory at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC). However, he will face strong challenges from the Asian Tour stars and talented Indian luminaries who include 2002 Order of Merit champion Jyoti Randhawa, Chiragh Kumar ...

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Kyoto deputy mayor visits Varanasi

Varanasi, Oct 30 (IANS) A Japanese delegation led by Kyoto Deputy Mayor Kenichi Ogasawara visited Varanasi Thursday and met district officials, the city mayor and three legislators. Officials said the Ogasawara visited many places including Sarnath where he spent considerable time at the Dhamma Stupa. The visit is part of the initiatives being taken under the Sister City Partners...

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Pune FC face Churchill Brothers in Durand Cup opener

Panaji, Oct 30 (IANS) Pune FC will be eager to kick-off their Durand Cup campaign with a win when they face Goan side Churchill Brothers in their quarterfinal stage Group IV opener at the Raia Sports Complex here Friday. The game which will be Pune FC's first official game of the season will also be coach Karim Bencherifa's first competitive game since joining in July and the Moroccan is...

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Vaishavi grabs lead in Hero women's golf

Greater Noida, Oct 30 (IANS) Vaishavi Sinha played the only under-par round on Day 2 to grab the lead in leg 13 of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at Jaypee Greens here Thursday. She carded the day's lowest score of 1 under 71 in difficult conditions as overnight leader Sharmila Nicollet slipped to the second position. Playing after a gap of over seven months, Vaishavi sh...

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Harry Styles, Kate Moss get intimate

London, Oct 30 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles and supermodel Kate Moss were seen cosying up at a nightclub here. They were spotted along with stars like Noel Gallagher, Jamie Winstone and Suki Waterhouse at nightclub Annabels, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary with the release of documentary called A String of Naked Lightbulbs, featuring Moss, reports mirror.co.uk. Moss sat ...

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Katie Price regrets not doubting friend

Los Angeles, Oct 30 (IANS) Pop star Katie Price says she regrets not suspecting her friend Jane Pountney was having an affair with her husband Kieran Hayler. The 36-year-old star had noticed Pountney had changed her look somewhat and became suspicious as a result, reports contactmusic.com. Price, who has two children with Kieran, Bunny, two months, and 14-month-old Jett, said: M...

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Uneasy peace in Delhi's Trilokpuri as prohibitory orders relaxed

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Delhi Police Thursday relaxed prohibitory orders for 12 hours in Trilokpuri area, which was hit by communal clashes, but people were still apprehensive that stone-pelting incidents may start again. The prohibitory order relaxation was effective from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., said Joint Commissioner of Police Sanjay Beniwal. Many shops opened but schools and gover...

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Saina expresses surprise at French Open loss

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal said Thursday that she was surprised by her sudden capitulation and subsequent loss in the women's singles quarter-final of the French Open Super Series against Chinese World No.2 Shixian Wang. The Olympic bronze medallist said she hoped to learn from the mistakes committed during the game to mount a stronger challenge against the...

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Nicole's love scenes don't turn Keith green with envy

Los Angeles, Oct 30 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman insists her husband, Keith Urban, doesn't get jealous of her love scenes in films because he feels loved and protected. The actress says her husband of eight years had no problem with her appearing naked in Before I Go to Sleep or shooting racy sex scenes with her co-star Colin Firth. (It was) a very quick, quick scene, contactmusi...

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National Open Athletics in New Delhi Nov 2-5

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The National Open Athletics Championships will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Nov 2-5. Around 1,000 entries have been sent for the 54th edition of the championships. Almost all Incheon Asian Games medallists have confirmed their participation. The National Open Athletics Championships in Delhi will be an exciting occasion for all the fans to...

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Relief operations called off in Sri Lanka's landslide, hundreds missing

Colombo, Oct 30 (IANS) Relief operations to recover bodies of around 200 people buried in a massive landslide in central Sri Lanka was called off Thursday due to unrelenting torrential rain, an official said. The landslide triggered by heavy rainfall left some 818 persons displaced, a coordinating officer with the district Disaster Management Centre (DMC), M.L. Udayakumra told reporters....

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'Fireflies' sincerely done, goodlooking film

Film: Fireflies; Cast: Rahul Khanna, Arjun Mathur, Monica Dogra, Shivani Ghai, Aadya Bedi; Writer-Director: Sabal Singh Shekhawat; Rating: *** 1/2 Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold, and a tear-dimmed tide is unleashed on the characters of this intimate character-study. Fireflies is a well-intentioned 'Indie' film with a very clear-cut target audience. Admittedly ...

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