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'Festival film' label keeps audiences away from good stories: Nandita Das

Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Award winning actress Nandita Das is uncomfortable with labels such as 'festival films' that create a divide among audiences. She believes people are keen to watch such films, but are not able to access them. It doesn't have to be a festival versus audience kind of a film. These regional films while they cut across, while they can be the international thing... fina...

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Kareena wants to pursue Indian classical dance

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says she is interested in getting trained in Kathak or Bharatnatyam. I plan to get trained professionally in Kathak or Bharatnatyam in the near future. Right now, I have a lot of commitments but I want to pursue my childhood passion, Kareena said in a statement. I have always been inspired by my sister (Karisma Kapoor) who is a...

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Vikram's '10 Endrathukulla' to release on October 21

Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Actor Vikram-starrer Tamil action-thriller 10 Endrathukulla has completed its principal shooting and is all set to hit the screens worldwide on October 21. With the Jaipur schedule, we completed the shoot of the film on Sunday. We now enter the post-production phase and will release the film as planned on October 21, without any further delay, the film's director V...

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Facebook tool to identify unauthorised video postings

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Soon it would not be easy to steal videos from Facebook as the social networking giant is introducing a video-matching tool designed to quickly identify videos that are duplicates of those already uploaded directly by their creators. Facebook has been facing flak from top web-video creators who say it fails to prevent their videos from being posted without permiss...

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Cold weather may increase stroke risk

London, Aug 31 (IANS) Cold weather is associated with increased risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition characterised by irregular rhythm of the heartbeat, shows results of a study involving nearly 290,000 patients. Our study shows a clear association between temperature and risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with AF, said researcher Tze-Fan Chao...

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Sikhs vote to elect new gurdwara leaders in US

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) After facing years of internal power struggles and a court ruling, members of the Sikh community have voted to elect new leaders of one of the largest gurdwaras in the US. A total of 6,802 registered voters queued outside the San Jose gurdwara in California on Sunday, Mercury News reported. The election was ordered by a superior court judge to resolve the ...

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Horror film director Wes Craven dies at 76

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Legendary horror film director Wes Craven, known for the Scream and Nightmare on Elm Street series, passed away at his home here after suffering from brain cancer. The versatile filmmaker, who passed away on Sunday, wrote and produced features, directed for television and wrote novels, reports variety.com. Craven was a humanities professor before leavin...

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Miley Cyrus wears revealing outfit at MTV VMA

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Controversial singer Miley Cyrus made heads turn at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards with a revealing outfit. The Wrecking ball singer shocked onlookers with silver belts wrapped around her body and a chandelier piece strapped around the waist. The host of this year's VMA also wore thigh-high boots and blonde extensions. Her family, including mother Tis...

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Break from films to think about what I'm doing: Ileana D'Cruz

Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Ileana D'Cruz, who made her Bollywood debut with the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Barfi! and was last seen on the big screen in Saif Ali Khan-starrer Happy Ending, says she's on a break from movies to think about where her career is heading. I haven't done anything since 'Happy Ending' (2014), so it has been a while. It's probably a break because I didn't like what I was g...

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Kapil sings for 'Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon'

Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Comedian and actor Kapil Sharma, who is waiting the release of his debut film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, says he has sung a few lines for the song Bum bum in the film. Kapil, who hosts the TV show Comedy Nights With Kapil, also tweeted on Monday that he was shooting for the song Jugni in the film. Shooting a new song for Jugni... 'Bum bum' is releasing on 5th S...

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New policy for small, medium industries: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Monday said her government will come out with a new policy for the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME). She also told the assembly that a multi-storied industrial complex would be built here at an outlay of Rs.100 crore to house such units. She said that in order to increase the competitiveness o...

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Indian hockey camp from September 5

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian hockey team will take part in a preparatory camp at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from September 5 to 29 to train for the Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be held in Raipur from November 27 to December 6. The 26-member camp will be held under Hockey India (HI) high performance director and chief coach Roelant Oltmans. The upcomi...

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Sikh diaspora raises funds for memorial statue

London, Aug 31 (IANS) The members of the Sikh community have organised a fair in Britain to raise funds for a memorial statue, a media report said on Monday. The statue will be dedicated to the thousands of Sikhs who died fighting for the British Empire in the two World Wars. The annual sixth Sikh Mela was held at Yorkshire Lions' Warrenside base in Deighton area in Huddersfield ...

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Don't commit suicide over special status: Andhra CM

Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday appealed to people not to be driven by emotion and commit suicide over the issue of special status to the state. He said that his government was making all efforts to get justice to the state. The Andhra assembly on Monday passed a condolence resolution mourning those who committed suicide over ...

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Nadal works on building mental toughness heading into US Open

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal says mental toughness had always been one of his main strengths and hopes it would be no different this year at the US Open starting here on Monday. One of the best things during all of my career has been my mental toughness. I have not managed to achieve that consistency this season, Efe quoted the former world No.1 and two-time U...

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Delhi Dynamos to conduct ISL pre-tournament training in Sweden

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos will conduct its pre-tournament training camp in Sweden, the team announced on Monday. Dynamos will reach the Scandinavian country later on Monday and will play three friendly games there. The second edition of ISL will begin on October 3. Sweden is a beautiful country who play outstanding football that ha...

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Seven Maoists arrested in Bihar

Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Seven Maoists were on Monday arrested in Bihar's Banka district during combined operations ahead of the upcoming assembly polls, police said. Banka Superintendent of Police Satya Prakash said police have also recovered arms and ammunition from them. A joint team of security forces, including CRPF and STF, raided a village in the district and arrested them, h...

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British envoy summoned over Al Jazeera verdict remarks

Cairo, Aug 31 (IANS) The Egyptian foreign ministry has summoned the British ambassador over comments he made regarding prison sentences handed down to three Al Jazeera journalists, the media reported. In a statement issued on its official Facebook page on Sunday, the foreign ministry expressed its complete rejection of British ambassador John Casson's statements regarding the Al Jazeera ...

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197 punished over China stock market, Tianjin blast rumours

Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) A total of 197 people have been punished by Chinese police targeting online rumours about the country's stock market and the deadly Tianjin blasts, the media reported on Monday. A statement issued by the public security ministry on Sunday said 165 online accounts were closed for relevant violations, China Daily reported. The statement said people punished i...

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Australia launches 'selfie' service to attract tourists

Melbourne, Aug 31 (IANS) Taking the selfie experience to another level, Australia has launched a selfie service as part of a campaign to attract tourists to the country. To participate in GIGA Selfie events, tourists are required to stand on a predetermined spot and use an app to set off a distant camera. They can then download a short video clip that starts as a close-up, but pu...

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