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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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Post 'Bigg Boss', Gautam Gulati eyes Bollywood

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Actor Gautam Gulati, who emerged the winner of the reality show Bigg Boss Halla Bol, says he'll now focus more on films than television. Apart from the Bigg Boss trophy, Gautam also won the prize money of Rs.5 million. He pipped Karishma Tanna, who was the runner-up of this season, followed by Pritam Singh. The spin-off of Bigg Boss 8 was hosted by filmmak...

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'Feeding and fasting' hormone can improve insulin action

New York, Feb 1 (IANS) A researcher has found that adropin, a hormone that regulates whether the body burns fat or sugar during feeding and fasting cycles, can improve insulin action in obese, diabetic mice. It suggests that the hormone may work as a therapy for type 2 diabetes. Adropin is a poorly understood hormone. We first reported its discovery a little over six years ago, b...

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Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Late singer Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub, nearly three years after her star mother died in the same manner. The 21-year-old was rushed to North Fulton Hospital Saturday morning after she was found unconscious in a tub full of water by her husband Nick Gordon and a friend at her townhouse in a Roswell subdivi...

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Impossible to live up to expectations as a star: Kajal Aggarwal

Chennai, Feb 1 (IANS) Stardom comes with its own baggage, believes leading actress Kajal Aggarwal, who works in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. She says the expectations that come with being a star are not easy to live up to. The expectations are very high, especially with the choice of films, Kajal told IANS in an interview. People expect you to be always right and choose films t...

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Erect R.K. Laxman memorial in Mumbai: Family

Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) The proposed memorial to legendary cartoonist R. K. Laxman, announced by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Pune last week, must be erected in Mumbai, his family has urged. The CM was very kind to announce the memorial, but the location has not been specified. We, especially my daughter Rimanika and wife Usha, are keen that it should come up in Mumbai, where Laxman ...

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Maxwell powers Australia to 278/8

Perth, Feb 1 (IANS) All-rounder Glenn Maxwell's highest One-Day International (ODI) score of 95 propelled Australia to 278 for eight in the ODI tri-series final against England at the WACA here Sunday. The all-rounder's first half-century since October bettered his 93-run effort against Zimbabwe last Ausgust, helping Australia recover from a poor start with the help of Mitch Marsh (60 of...

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Geoff Marsh backs Australia to beat 1992 jinx

Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) Former Australia opener and coach Geoff Marsh has said Australia's thorough preparation ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup will help avoid a repeat of the shock exit his side suffered in 1992. Australia failed to progress past the group stage the last time the World Cup was held in Australia and New Zealand 23 years ago, missing out on a semi-final spot by just on...

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Tweeting helps women cope with sexism

Toronto, Feb 1 (IANS) Publicly tweeting about sexism could improve wellbeing of women as it has the potential to let them express themselves in ways they feel like and can make a difference, says a study. We know women can be badly affected by experiences of sexism and that responding publically can be stressful and risky, said Mindi Foster from Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

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