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Knightley doesn't need parenting advice, says Miller

Los Angeles, Dec 19 (IANS) Actress Sienna Miller says her newly pregnant friend Keira Knightley does't need any parenting advice. We've spoken a lot and I know she will be amazing, Miller, who has a two-year-old daughter with actor Tom Sturridge, told Page Six at the premiere of American Sniper. It seems that Knightley, who is expecting her baby with rocker James Righton, is well...

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Security beefed up at Tihar jail

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Internal security at the Tihar jail was beefed up Friday following intelligence inputs about the possibility of terrorist attacks at various prominent places across India, including Delhi. There was no input regarding terror threat on Tihar as of now but we put our internal staff on alert. The internal alert will remain in place for the coming days, Deputy Inspec...

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GDP likely to grow 5.5 percent in 2015: Mid-year review

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The country's economy is likely to grow at around 5.5 percent in the current fiscal, the finance ministry said in its mid-year review tabled in parliament Friday. In the first six months of 2014-15, the economy grew at an annual 5.5 percent, the report said. Based on the trend of receipts and expenditure relative to the Budget, the finance ministry said t...

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Lakhvi bail mockery of pledge to fight terror: Sushma

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Pakistan has made a mockery of its pledge to fight terrorism by allowing bail to 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Friday. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, she said: Pakistan had given an assurance to fight terror in all forms. But by this, it has made a mockery of it. We reject the argument that the evidence ag...

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Goa is conversion-free: Goa deputy CM

Panaji, Dec 19 (IANS) Goa is a conversion-free state and the raging re-conversion controversy is no big issue here, Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza said Friday. D'Souza was speaking to reporters after meeting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, who was in Panaji to attend a social event. When asked if the re-conversion issue and controversies, which have disrup...

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Comet landing top breakthrough of 2014

Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) The landing of a rover on a comet by European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft tops the list of 10 breakthroughs of 2014, the prestigious journal Science announced in its December issue. Rosetta and its lander module, known as Philae, made major headlines in November when Philae touched down on the surface of the speeding comet. The landing was rougher ...

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India shocked by Lakhvi's release: Modi

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The release on bail by a Pakistani court of the Mumbai terror attack mastermind was a shock to all those who believe in humanity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday. A sombre Modi told the Lok Sabha that India had strongly conveyed its sentiments to Pakistan following a Thursday court order to release Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi. The prime minister said ...

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Can't host 'Bigg Boss 8' from January 2015: Salman

Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who has been hosting the reality show Bigg Boss 8 for the past several seasons, has confirmed that he won't be able to anchor the last four episodes of the show's Weekend Ka Vaar due to prior commitments with the makers of film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He says filmmaker Farah Khan may step into his shoes. From January (2015), I'll get busy with 'Baj...

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Lakhvi's release is insult to Peshawar victims: daily

Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) The release on bail of Mumbai terrorist attack mastermind Zakiur-Rehman Lakhvi is an insult to the students massacred in Peshawar and must be reversed, a Pakistani newspaper said Friday. The Islamabad court's decision to free Lakhvi has undercut the building narrative of not discriminating between terrorists as well as the nascent gestures of solidarity between I...

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President discharged from hospital

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee was Friday discharged from the Army Research and Referral Hospital here and he was feeling fine, an official said. The president was discharged at noon today (Friday). He is doing fine, the official said. Mukherjee, 79, was Dec 13 admitted to the army hospital here after complaining of uneasiness and stomach pain. He later under...

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Bikini round now removed from Miss World pageant

London, Dec 19 (IANS) The Miss World contest, which has been an annual feature since 1951, will no longer feature a swimsuit round in their competition, the organisation's chairwoman Julia Morley has said. The owners of the Miss World pageant have announced that there will be no swimsuit round in next year's competition, reports dailymail.co.uk. I really ... don't need to see wom...

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Four detained over Peshawar school attack

Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) At least four suspects, including a woman, have been detained from Pakistan's Punjab province in connection with the Peshawar school attack that claimed 148 lives, Dawn online reported Friday. The four were tracked through a SIM card which was reportedly used by terrorists during the attack on the military-run school. The SIM was registered in the name of...

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Pakistani Army headquarters attack accused to be executed

Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Preparations to execute Aqeel alias Doctor Usman for attacking the Pakistan Army's headquarters in 2009 have been completed and the execution is to be carried out within next 24 hours, Dawn reported Friday. Aqeel's meeting has been arranged with his brother, who will be taking his body after the execution at Faisalabad's Central Prison, a security source said, ad...

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Know what makes kids generous

When children witness good or bad behaviour, their brains show an immediate emotional response. These neurodevelopmental findings are the first to link implicit moral evaluations to actual moral behaviour. Moral evaluation in preschool children, similar to adults, is complex and constructed from both emotion and cognition, said Jean Decety, professor of psychology and psychiatry ...

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Over three years, 70 pregnant women found HIV+ in Tripura

Agartala, Dec 19 (IANS) About 70 pregnant women have tested HIV-positive in Tripura in the past three years, an official of the Tripura State AIDS Control Society (TSACS) said here Friday. Though, 70 pregnant women have been tested HIV-positive since 2012, if they undergo prescribed treatment available at the government hospitals, the chance of getting HIV infection to their babies will ...

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'Broken Horses' bowls over Hollywood filmmakers

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood film Broken Horses has impressed acclaimed Hollywood directors James Cameron and Alfonso Cuaron. Cameron, known for blockbusters like Avatar and Titanic, and Gravity fame director Cuaron, were thrilled to see Broken Horses when it was recently screened for them. 'Broken Horses' is an artistic triumph. Beaut...

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Sensex surges 359 points; capital goods stocks gain

Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday surged 358.82 points or 1.32 percent as capital goods stocks gained. Good buying was observed in capital goods, banking, auto, IT, metal and oil and gas sectors, while marginal selling pressure was seen in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay ...

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Sonia Gandhi stable, recovering well: Doctor

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi was stable and recovering well, a hospital statement said Friday. The Congress president was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here Thursday for an infection in the lower respiratory tract. Sonia Gandhi was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital yesterday (Thursday) evening with lower respiratory tract infection and some b...

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Better drivers worse at texting while driving

New York, Dec 19 (IANS) Older, more mature motorists, who typically are better drivers in many circumstances are much worse than their younger counterparts when it comes to texting while driving, says a research. Generally, people believe that younger drivers are more easily distracted and therefore would be more susceptible to the dangers of texting and driving, said Randall Commissaris...

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Pakistan must separate religion and politics: academic

Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Terrorist massacres of the kind Peshawar saw will end only when Pakistan separates religion and politics, a Pakistani academic said in comments published Friday. Aasim Sajnjad Akhtar also faulted the tendency in Pakistan to gloss over the military's patronage of the politics of jihad, saying it is this which allows the terrorist infrastructure to cement itself.

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