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Will dressy sweat pants elbow out skinny jeans?

London, Aug 23 (IANS) Ever since Kate Moss stepped out in skinny jeans, they've been a staple in most women's wardrobes. Would it be possible to wipe them out from the high street fashion scene? According to The Business of Fashion, the major clothing brands tried to kill the trend three years ago in the hope of bringing new styles into the market and they're trying it again with the rec...

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India's first indigenous anti-submarine warship commissioned

Visakhapatnam, Aug 23 (IANS) India's first indigenous stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta was Saturday inducted into the navy. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley commissioned the warship, the first in a series of four planned corvettes, at the Naval Dockyard here. The first Indian Navy ship built with carbon fibre reinforced plastic, INS Kamorta was designed at the Dir...

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Bachchan clan in Jaipur for Pink Panthers

Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his family, including his little granddaughter Aaradhya, landed in the Pink City Saturday to cheer for Pink Panthers, a Pro Kabaddi League franchise owned by his son Abhishek. Landed in Jaipur to cheer for #PINKPANTHERS. Tonight we play Pune, all of us here... Bahu, poti, sab, Amitabh posted on his Twitter page Saturday afternoon.

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My world is incomplete: Priyanka on dad's birth anniversary

Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Melancholy and nostalgia surrounded actress Priyanka Chopra on her late father Ashok Chopra's birth anniversary Saturday. Sometimes I talk too much...But today I prefer silence for company, it's nice. The sound of silence. Happy birthday papa. I miss u (sic), Priyanka posted on Twitter in the wee hours of Saturday.Sleep eludes me tonight...memories...thoughts...runn...

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Two women killed by Tunisian police

Tunis, Aug 23 (IANS) Two women were killed Saturday by patrol officers in Tunisia's Kasserine town, the interior ministry said. According to the ministry, the patrol officers were sent to inspect the roads leading to Kasserine after receiving information about the possibility of an armed group in the area, Xinhua reported. Officers on one of the patrol vehicles asked the two wo...

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Cash crunch hits Pakistan hockey's Asiad preparations

Karachi, Aug 23 (IANS) A severe cash crunch has struck Pakistan hockey team's preparations for the Asian Games. The record eight-time champions hopes of defending their title is in jeopardy as the team's Europe tour to prepare for the Incheon Asian Games, Sep 19-Oct, now looks doubtful. Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) had requested the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) and other sports author...

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Asif Zardari meets Nawaz Sharif in Lahore

Lahore, Aug 23 (IANS) Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari Saturday met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore. The former president reached Sharif's residence in a helicopter and the latter personally received him from the helipad, Dawn online reported. The two are expected to discuss the ongoing political stalemate induced by the protest...

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White dwarf stars formed mysterious supernova

London, Aug 23 (IANS) Supernova 2014J is 11 million light years away from earth and was only seen by chance at the University of London Observatory this year. But understanding the mystery of the Supernova 2014J, which is a giant star explosion, will provide key information about the universe, including how it is expanding and how galaxies evolve, research shows. To unlock how th...

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Philippines launches drug-testing system

Manila, Aug 23 (IANS) The Philippines has launched a system of forensic laboratories on illegal drugs in all the country's 17 regions, an official said Saturday. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Arturo Cacdac Jr. said this after the inauguration of a drug-testing and examination facility in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in northern Philippines this ...

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BJP raises Hindu issues at Vrindavan meet

Vrindavan, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP Saturday pledged to oust the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh as a two-day meeting of its state leadership started here voicing concerns about issues related to Hindus. Describing Vrindavan as the land of Lord Krishna who battled injustice, party leader Kalraj Mishra said the oppressive state government has to be replaced by a people-friendly g...

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Rihanna doles out tips for clear skin

Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Singer Rihanna says she stops drinking alcohol when her skin breaks out, increases water intake and some times she even resorts to beauty products to enhance her look. Rihianna admits she has bad days just like everyone else and often cuts out booze in order to clear up her pores, reports femalefirst.co.uk. When I feel like my skin has had it, I cut all...

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Indian equities gain as foreign funds back to buying

Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) A key market index rose nearly 300 points ot 1.2 percent during the week ended Friday, with gains spread across sectors, as foreign funds returned to buying equities. In the process, the index even hit a record high during the week. The benchmark sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened higher at 26,123.69 points Monday, against the previou...

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Bengal's clay artists seek funds for medical needs

Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Plagued with eyesight problems, potters of Kumartuli, the world famous residence-cum-studios of clay modelling artisans of West Bengal, are planning to increase the seasonal fees for photographers to add to their medical camp fund. The Kumartuli Mritishilpi Committee (artists' welfare association) which runs a medical camp for the potters twice a week is also hopin...

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Only talks can solve Naga issue: Governor

Agartala, Aug 23 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is committed to resolving the Naga problem and this can only be done through talks, Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya said here Saturday. Only through talks, the Naga problem can be resolved. The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to resolve the long pending problems, he ...

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Ankle boots - must have footwear in autumn

London, Aug 23 (IANS) Looking for a fresh pair of shoes for autumn, must buy ankle boots, which can be worn with dresses, skirts, jeans and more. Wear them with your favourite sun-dresses and then on those days when it gets a little colder, jeans and your stylish fine knits will be a fashionable look, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Pick ones with a small heel if you're after somethi...

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Mars Orbiter to enter Red Planet's orbit Sept 24

Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) India's Mars Orbiter spacecraft is expected to enter the Red Planet's orbit Sept 24 morning, a senior official said. On Sept 24, the manoeuvring of the spacecraft will begin around 7.30 a.m. The spacecraft's speed will be reduced from the current speed so that the Mars Orbiter enters the Martian orbit, Devi Prasad Karnik, director-Publications and Public Relations,...

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Checklist of 13 items not needed in college hostel

Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Healthy food items, favourite jeans and wine opener are among the 13 items that students definitely don't need to bring to college. Usually when you're headed off to college, your parents will try and convince you that you need things like a Brita filter, a laptop lock and flat sheet. But they are not required, instead pack a lot of underwear and a Netflix acco...

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India vows to respond to Pakistani firing

Visakhapatnam, Aug 23 (IANS) The Indian Army will respond to ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said here Saturday. The minister condemned the killing of civilians in the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistani firing. The defence minister said ceasefire violations by Pakistan were increasing but the Border Security Force (...

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TMC thwarting CBI probe into Saradha scam: Left Front

Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Alleging that West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress was in regular touch with the union home ministry, the Left Front Saturday wondered if the CBI, probing the Saradha scam, will be able to reveal the truth behind the scandal. Addressing media here, Left Front chairman Biman Bose also questioned if the Special Investigation Team (SIT) appointed by the Mamata Bane...

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Don't pollute Yamuna on Ganesh Chaturthi, devotees told

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With the Narendra Modi government moving toward cleaning India's rivers, including the sacred Ganga and its tributary, the Yamuna, authorities are worried that coming religious festivals might just aggravate the river's pollution. With the 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival starting next week, Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung appealed to the residents of the city to ...

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