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Katrina, Sonam to make Cannes red carpet appearance twice

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif, who is set for her maiden outing at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, will not only walk on the red carpet on the fest's opening day, but will also do so the following day. The Bang Bang! star will make her presence on the red carpet on May 13 and 14. Her fellow L'Oréal Paris brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor will grace the red carpet...

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What made Rajkummar slap Vidya Balan thrice?

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao reportedly slapped his Hamari Adhuri Kahani co-star Vidya Balan thrice. For a scene depicting domestic violence in their forthcoming film, Vidya was slapped three times by Rajkummar. Rajkumar plays Vidya's husband in the film. While the slap was part of the script, no one was expecting him to actually hit her. Usually, when it comes to ...

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Golfers Atwal, Bhullar excited ahead of Mauritius Open

Domaine de Bel Ombre (Mauritius), May 4 (IANS) Veteran Indian golfer Arjun Atwal believes this week's inaugural AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, the first tri-sanctioned event by the Asian, European and Sunshine Tours, will provide another opportunity for Asia's top stars to showcase their growing stature. The €1 million (approximately $1.1 million) showpiece begins at the spectacular Herit...

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Government employee shot dead in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 4 (IANS) A Jammu and Kashmir health department employee was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Srinagar district on Monday, police said. The motive behind the murder was yet to be ascertained. Unidentified gunmen killed Abdul Ahad Dar, an employee of the state health department, a senior police officer told IANS here. Gunmen forced entry into the lawn of Dar's ho...

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Indian rescue teams to be withdrawn from Nepal

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) India will be withdrawing its rescue teams from quake-hit Nepal, along with 34 other nations, the government said on Monday. Rescue teams from all 34 nations have been asked to withdraw as it is now nine days since the quake, external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. The spokesperson said while the rescue operations were over, the next phas...

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Two gunmen shot at US meet on Prophet cartoons, IS claims hand

Washington, May 4 (IANS) Two gunmen were shot dead after they opened fire outside a conference on cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in Texas state, an incident for which the Islamic State (IS) has allegedly claimed responsibility. The shooting took place at the Culwell Event Center in Garland city on Sunday evening, authorities said. Garland's city government issued a statement that t...

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Lung health of Indian children bad: Survey

Kolkata, May 4 (IANS) Around 35 percent of school going children in India suffer from poor lung health with pollution being one of the major factors in determining lung health in children, a survey revealed on Monday. The nationwide survey, based on a preliminary lung health screening test (LHST), was carried out on 2000 children aged nine to 15 years as part of the 'Breathe Blue 2015' c...

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'Gun Pe Done' team to request PM for 'Hooch Free India' campaign

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) The team of Gun Pe Done is highlighting a noble cause of spreading awareness about the consequences of hooch consumption through the film, and has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to eradicate the menace. Initiating a Hooch Free India campaign, the film's director Abhik Bhanu told IANS he will send a letter to the prime minister on Monday, emphasi...

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First edition copy of Marquez masterpiece stolen

Bogota, May 4 (IANS) A copy of the first edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude, with a dedication by its Nobel prize-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, was stolen from the Macondo pavilion at the International Book Fair in Colombia's capital Bogota, the event's organisers confirmed. The theft was detected Saturday night, a source close to the Colombian Book Chamber told Spanish ne...

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3D printer making Chinese space suit parts

Beijing, May 4 (IANS) Chinese researchers have used 3D printing technology to make a safer space suit for astronauts while spacewalking. A research centre under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation used a 3D printer to create the vent pipes and the flanges connecting the pipes used on the extra-vehicular space suit, Xinhua news agency reported citing China Space News.

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Arsenal manager Wenger not keen on drastic changes next season

London, May 4 (IANS) English football club Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger on Monday said he is not plotting any drastic changes to his squad this summer because he is convinced they have made progress this season. We have improved a lot this season. Our defensive record since January is outstanding. We are not in need of absolute change (this summer), Wenger was quoted as saying by arsen...

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Kerala police official caught cheating in law exam

Kochi, May 4 (IANS) A senior Kerala police official on Monday was sent out of the examination hall after being caught indulging in malpractice while writing the Master of Laws (LL.M) examination. The official was later identified as T.J. Jose, Inspector General of Police of Thrissur range. Confirming the incident to media, V.J. Peter, vice principal of the St. Paul's College, Ka...

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Jharkhand, Tripura seek no-confidence motion against IOA chief

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) The state Olympic associations of Jharkhand and Tripura raised the issue of a no-confidence motion against incumbent Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president N. Ramachandran on Monday. The move comes after the Olympic associations of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Nagaland asked for a Special General Body Meeting (SGBM) to be called to set things right within...

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Assam CM concerned over militant activities in northeast

Guwahati, May 4 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday expressed concern over the attacks on security forces by militant groups in the northeast region and asked the central government to take serious note of the menace. His comment came a day after eight security personnel were killed when NSCN-Khaplang militants triggered a powerful blast and ambushed a convoy of the Assam R...

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Nepal quake toll surges to 7,365

Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) The toll across Nepal from the devastating April 25 earthquake has surged to 7,365, according to the latest update by the country's home ministry. According to the update, the number of injured people has reached 14,355. The highest number of deaths has been recorded in the Sindhupalchowk district, which currently has soared to 2,838, while in Kathmandu the toll h...

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Dhanush on lookout for right script in Bollywood

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) He picked unconventional roles to venture into Hindi filmdom debuting as an obsessive lover in Raanjhanaa and a dumb and mute person in his second Bollywood outing Shamitabh. Now actor Dhanush says he is waiting for the right script to come his way. I'm waiting for the next script. So, lets see when the right script comes, Dhanush told IANS. The actor was...

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Rajasthan Royals lucky to have Rahane: Faulkner

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has praised his Rajasthan Royals (RR) teammate Ajinkya Rahane, saying the franchise is lucky to have him in the squad. Rahane has been in rollicking form this season in the Indian Premier League (IPL), amassing 430 runs from 10 matches so far. His scintillating unbeaten 91 against Delhi Dardevils proved vital in RR's vict...

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21 cows die of food poisoning in Vijayawada

Hyderabad, May 4 (IANS) As many as 21 cows have died of food poisoning since April 27 at a 'gowshala' in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada city, police said. Nineteen cows had died till Sunday while two cows died on Monday. More than 200 cows fell ill on April 27 at the gowshala run by Gow Samrakshana Sangham after they were allegedly given cattle feed after its expiry date, police sai...

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Put on hold new rule on nurses jobs abroad, Kerala tells Centre

Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) The Kerala government has written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to put on hold the new order that requires all Indian nurses going to 18 countries for employment to take emigration clearance from the Protector of Emigrants (POE). All those nurses who got a job after reaching various airports were not allowed to go because they did not have t...

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India look to impress against Japan in second hockey Test

Bhubaneswar, May 4 (IANS) After playing a 1-1 draw against lower ranked Japan, India will look to put up a strong show in the second of the four-match hockey Test series at the Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday. In the first match, both the Asian teams fought neck-and-neck to take control of the ball. World No.9 India started the match with their attacking game but it was world No.16 Japan...

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