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Mallika tired of getting glamorous roles

Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Actress Mallika Sherawat says she is flooded with offers of glamorous roles in Bollywood. Asked why is she choosy with her scripts, Mallika told IANS: Yes, I am a little choosy. Usually the roles that I get from Bollywood are very glamorous roles. I want to do roles where I can act and I don't want to do just one song and dance. My character has to be differ...

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CPI-M slams Himachal government over entrance test

Shimla, Feb 1 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday condemned the Himachal Pradesh government's decision to conduct a separate entrance test for admission to the private engineering colleges. Himachal Pradesh Technical University in Hamirpur will hold this entrance test which will be separated from the all-India test conducted under the JEE, it said. It's sho...

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Val Kilmer denies having tumour

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Top Gun star Val Kilmer confirms having received intensive care treatment but denies having surgery for a tumour. Kilmer released a statement to counter rumours that he had undergone surgery for a tumour and revealed that he had received indeed medical treatment but not in relation to a tumour, reports mirror.co.uk. Thank you for all your sweet support. ...

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Congress condemns Parsekar for CCTV advice to Goans

Panaji, Feb 1 (IANS) The opposition Sunday criticised Goan Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar for suggesting the urban dwellers should have CCTVs for safety, saying the government was abdicating its main responsibility to provide security. Parsekar made the suggestion Saturday in the backdrop of a murder of two women Friday during an alleged burglary in a flat at Vasco, a port town, 40 km...

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Kim Sears sports 'Parental Advisory' T-shirt

Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) Scottish tennis ace Andy Murray's fiancé Kim Sears answered her critics for her foul-mouthed rant in an innovative way by sporting a T-shirt which read Parental Advisory. Explicit Content at the Australian open final here Sunday. Sears had used obscene language in Murray's semi-final against Czech Tomas Berdych where the former prevailed 6-7(6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5.

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Work comes second, says Bipasha Basu

Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu says though she is in a demanding profession, her work is not her top priority. Bipasha, who has completed over a decade in the Hindi film industry, is one of the few actresses among her contemporaries who is busy even now. How does she review her career? I have done over 60 films and in the last six years, I have done one film at a time....

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Injury scare for Faulkner

Perth, Feb 1 (IANS) Australian cricketer James Faulkner left the field with 'side soreness' in the tri-series final against England at the WACA here Sunday. Halfway through his third over, the left-arm medium pacer started stretching his right side and after a brief chat with captain George Bailey, left the field. Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed his injury on Twitter, stating, J...

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Odisha issues notice to colleges for land grab

Bhubaneswar, Feb 1 (IANS) The Odisha government has issued notice to 25 engineering and management institutes for encroaching upon government land, an official said Sunday. The Employment and Technical Education and Training (ET&T) department asked the institutes to give reply within 15 days of submission of the notice, which was issued Saturday, a senior ET&T official told IANS....

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Ganga revival in Varanasi: High on promises, low on action

Varanasi, Feb 1 (IANS) Nearly nine months after the Narendra Modi government laid out an elaborate plan to revive the river Ganga here and clean up the ancient city, there appears a huge gap between his vision and visible reality even as environmentalists dub the entire plan as over-ambitious. In the prime minister's constituency, the local authorities have not yet woken up to Modi's vis...

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Manisha Koirala hails Bollywood

Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Actress Manisha Koirala says the film industry is a great one. The 44-year-old, who has successfully battled cancer, attended the 60th Britannia Filmfare Awards ceremony here Saturday. And Manisha got emotional. Last night at film fare was nostalgic, as I remembered my first few awards...how things have evolved into...but mostly what remains closest to my hea...

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Windies' Miller hoping to fill void left by Narine

Kingston (Jamaica), Feb 1 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller hopes to fill the void left by off-spinner Sunil Narine for the West Indies in the upcoming cricket World Cup. The 32-year-old seasoned Jamaican replaced Narine for the prestigious event which runs from Feb 14 to March 29 in Australia and New Zealand. He has not played for the West Indies in nearly a year but has the experie...

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BSF foils 11 bids by terrorists to enter India

Jammu, Feb 1 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled 11 attempts by terrorists in January to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, a senior BSF official has said. Eight of the bids were made in the last 15 days, the official told IANS here. The (terrorist) groups mostly consisted of six to eight heavily armed militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), he added....

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Australia enters Asia's football elite

Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Following 32 matches, 85 goals, inspired individual performances and impressive team showings, Australia's first taste of hosting the Asian Cup football has proved a massive success. Across five cities on Australia's east coast, bumper crowds were treated to a spectacle of Asian football that delivered on its promise to live up to the hype, reports Xinhua. Av...

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Elephants kill Bengal farmer

Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) A 26-year-old farmer in West Bengal was killed by a herd of elephants while he was trying to save his crops, an official said Sunday. The incident happened Saturday night near the Sonamukhi forest in Bankura district, nearly 150 km from here. A herd of 12 elephants had come out of the forest for drinking water from a canal which is close to a village, Divisi...

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Bruce Jenner 'transitioning into a woman'

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Former athlete and TV personality Bruce Jenner is reportedly transitioning into a woman. The 65-year-old has been photographed with long hair, manicured nails and wearing make-up. Bruce is transitioning to a woman. He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he's doing. He's in such a great space. That's why it's the perfect time to do someth...

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Delhi polls: AAP MPs raise Punjab's drugs menace to prevent redux

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) They are just four of them but the AAP quartet in parliament is determined to make Punjab's festering problem of drugs an issue for the Delhi assembly polls with an eye on the large Punjabi population in the national capital - and to prevent the worrying problem from spilling over into Delhi. The four AAP MPs - Bhagwant Mann, Dharam Vira Gandhi, Harinder Singh Kha...

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Bieber takes help from pastor

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber is reportedly going sober under the guidance of his pastor Carl Lentz. According to a source, the 20-year-old is said to have turned to Lentz to help him clean up his bad habits and give up drugs and alcohol, reports femalefirst.co.uk. There's no one Justin looks up to more than Carl. He's had a huge influence on him, The Sun newspap...

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Jet fuel prices cut steeply again

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) In a relief to airlines struggling with operational costs, state-run oil marketers Sunday cut prices of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, by a steep 11.3 percent. The price of ATF in Delhi was cut by Rs.5,909.9 per kilolitre or 11.27 percent to Rs.46,513.02 per kl effective Feb 1, the Indian Oil Corp announced. Jet fuel was last cut Jan 1 by Rs.7,5...

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Timberlake confirms wife's pregnancy

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Singer Justin Timberlake has said his wife Jessica Biel and he are expecting their first child together. Timberlake announced the happy tidings by posting a photograph on his Instagram page on his 34th birthday Saturday, reports hollywoodreporter.com. In the photograph, the 34-year-old is seen kissing the actress' baby bump. Alongside it, he wrot...

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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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