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Cyrus shares her worst make-up nightmare

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus says she looked insane when she didn't get her make-up right. I've done the joker, you know where you get the white powder and it looks insane. It was on the red carpet. It was getting Maxim's hottest whatever of the year and I looked insane, eonline.com quoted Cyrus as saying. She was referring to party in May 2013 where she was crow...

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Egypt: Protests marking uprising leave 16 dead

Cairo, Jan 26 (IANS) At least 16 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters across Egypt, officials said. One policeman was among the dead and dozens of protesters were also injured, health officials confirmed, BBC reported. The clashes follow the death of an activist in a march in Cairo Saturday. The protests were staged to mark the fourth anniversa...

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Two fallen bravehearts to get Ashoka Chakra on Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh will be posthumously awarded the nation's highest peacetime gallantry award, the Ashoka Chakra, at the Republic Day parade Monday. Both of them laid down their lives while fighting heavily-armed terrorists in separate gun-battles in Jammu and Kashmir last year. Varadarajan, while leading an anti-terrori...

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Modi-Obama climate change usual rhetoric: Greenpeace

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Greenpeace India Sunday expressed its disappointment that the India-US bilateral talks on climate change did not go beyond rhetoric and platitudes. In response to the joint agreement between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on strengthening partnership in clean and renewable energy efforts, the environmental NGO, in a statement, express...

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Humbled, motivated: Prasoon Joshi on winning Padma Shri

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Writer-lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi feels humbled and motivated on being conferred with the Padma Shri. When years of hard work gets recognised especially by the government, one feels humbled and motivated. Amongst my other awards, this honour is the most special because it would mean a lot to my parents and elders in the family and make them happy, Joshi, ...

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India, US elevate strategic partnership with Declaration of Friendship

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Chalein saath saath; forward together we go, said India and the US Sunday as they agreed to elevate their long-standing strategic partnership with a Declaration of Friendship to strengthen and expand the ties between the two countries. 'Sanjha Prayaas, Sabka Vikaas; Shared Effort, Progress For All'. Each step we take to strengthen the relationship is a step towar...

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Obama attends president's banquet, praises Modi's work ethic

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday praised Narendra Modi for his legendary work ethic, and described him as tough and stylish. He praised the Indian prime minister's sartorial elegance and said he was also thinking of wearing a Modi kurta. Speaking at the dinner banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Obama marvelled at how Modi, the son...

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65 killed in clashes, bomb attacks in Iraq

Baghdad, Jan 25 (IANS) At least 56 people were killed in clashes between security forces and Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq, while nine people were killed in bomb attacks targeting restaurants in the capital Baghdad Sunday, security sources said. In Iraq's Diyala province, the security forces backed by Shia militiamen and aircrafts retook control of eight villages in the rural ...

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Telangana CM drops deputy amid corruption charges

Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Sending a clear message that he will act tough on corruption, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Sunday dropped his deputy T. Rajaiah from cabinet and inducted Lok Sabha member Kadiam Srihari in his place. Rajaiah, who was holding the medical and health portfolio, was sacked in the wake of allegations of corruption in his office and amidst criticism th...

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Manmohan, Sonia, Advani at president's dinner for Obama

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A galaxy of personalities from various fields including politics, business and art attended the banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan Sunday in the honour of visiting US President Barack Obama. Mukherjee, Obama and his wife Michele met the invitees which included former prime minster Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and...

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi named for Padma Shri

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and celebrated writer-lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi were named for Padma Shri honour Sunday on the eve of 66th Republic Day. They will receive the award for their contribution to art over the years. A glance over Bhansali's films showcases grandeur and originality and his knack of story telling. Be it his Kha...

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Amitabh, Dilip Kumar conferred Padma Vibhushan

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Legendary actor Dilip Kumar and megastar Amitabh Bachchan were Sunday named for the Padma Vibhushan honour on the eve of 66th Republic Day Saturday. They have been announced as the recipients of the honour, which is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service, in the category of art. Dilip Kumar, who real name is Yusuf Khan, became a name to reckon ...

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Two doctors get Padma Bhushan, 16 Padma Shri

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Two members of the medical fraternity were Sunday named for the Padma Bhushan, while 16 were selected for the Padma Shri. Among the Padma Bhushan awardees is Ambrish Mithal, who is presently the chairman and head of the endocrinology and diabetes division at Medanta, the Medicity, where he has established one of India's premier diabetes and endocrinology centres....

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Advani, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh conferred Padma Vibhushan

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani, spiritual leader and philanthropist Aga Khan, actors Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal are among the nine named for India's second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan, Sunday. The awards, declared on the eve of Republic Day, are the first Padma honours announced by the Narendra Modi gov...

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11 killed in Egypt protests

Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) Eleven people were killed Sunday during protests across Egypt to mark the fourth anniversary of the January 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, state-run Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. The ministry of health announced the death of 11 people in clashes with security forces nationwide during demonstrations to observe the fourth anniversary of the revolution th...

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Obama visit: India, US achieve breakthrough in civil n-deal implementation

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) India and the US Sunday announced the much-anticipated breakthrough agreement on commercial implementation of their landmark civil nuclear deal, six years after it was signed, and also entered a new strategic phase of co-production of some defence projects, as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting US President Barack Obama held talks marked by much warmth and c...

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Obama praises Modi, calls him tough, stylish

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his legendary work ethic, and described him as tough and stylish. Speaking at the dinner banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Obama marvelled at how Modi, the son of a tea vendor, became prime minister of the world's largest democracy. Here this evenin...

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Recognition good for northeast: Jahnu Barua on Padma award

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Multiple National Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua, who was one of the six prominent people from the northeast who were Sunday conferred with the Padma awards, believes such recognition was required for the region. Barua was named for the Padma Bhushan award. Environment activist Jadav Payeng, also from Assam, along with Lakshmi Nandan Bora, an establi...

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Space scientists feel honoured on getting Padma Shri

Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) India's two space scientists who played an important role in the country's two inter-planetary missions Sunday said they felt deeply honoured and happy on being conferred with the Padma Shri. I feel deeply honoured. All in the family are also elated. It is the recognition for the team members, S. Arunan, project director for India's Mars mission, told IANS. ...

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US media sceptic about 'breakthrough' in n-deal

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The US media Sunday reported with a degree of scepticism about President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming a breakthrough on the stalled nuclear deal and progress on climate change issues. Obama had swept aside past friction with India in seeking to transform a fraught relationship marked by suspicion into an enduring partnership linking the...

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