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Diaspora is a huge market for Bollywood: Boman Irani

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Versatile actor Boman Irani says the Indian diaspora is a huge market for Bollywood films and filmmakers should tap that for a wider reach and bigger business. Diaspora is a huge market for us (Bollywood films) and we underestimate its power, totally, the 54-year-old, who will be next seen in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Happy New Year, told IANS on phone from Mumbai b...

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Man's selfie with 'stolen dead girlfriend' just a prop!

New York, Sep 21 (IANS) A man's selfie with his stolen dead girlfriend, that has received much flak from members of a social networking website, may not be as grotesque as it was previously thought as the dead girlfriend turned out be a high-quality prop. The photo was uploaded by BoiledEggs, an account holder in Reddit, a social networking service and news website where registered commu...

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'Committed to take India-Japan relations to next level'

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday wished Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his birthday and said both the leaders are committed to take India-Japan relations to the next level. Wishing @AbeShinzo a Happy Birthday! I pray for his long life, good health and wish him the best in leading Japan to new heights of progress, Modi said in a tweet. He said th...

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I will govern and treat everyone equally: Fiji PM

Suva, Sep 21 (IANS) Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, who achieved victory in the Sep 17 elections said that he will govern and treat everyone equally irrespective of their political leanings. I will look after all Fijians, he said while addressing people at the ANZ Stadium here Sunday, Fiji Live reported. Fiji is home to a large Indian-origin population. I say to y...

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KBC gets its first Rs.7 crore winners from Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Two brothers have become the first to hit the jackpot by winning the maximum prize money of Rs.7 crore on TV reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. The duo - Achin and Sarthak, 24 and 23 respectively - won the mega amount on the 'Jodi Special' episode of the eighth season of the show, hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. This was unexpected and it is to...

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'No parliament session until peace restored in Lesotho'

Maseru, Sep 21 (IANS) Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has said that parliament cannot resume unless peace and stability are guaranteed in the country. I'm still under the protection of the South African army and this indicates that not everyone is at peace in the country, Thabane said Saturday. Thabane made this statement at a funeral of a senior police officer. Mok...

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Myanmar president calls for peace

Yangon, Sep 21 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein Sunday called on all parties to make a greater than ever cooperation for peace. He made the remarks on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, Xinhua reported. He said peace-making efforts are crucial for every citizen and the conflicts in the country are not only affecting those living in the crisis-hit areas, but indi...

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Decline in wind may affect predator-prey balance

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) A new study by a University of Wisconsin Madison zoologist has found that declining wind may alter predator-prey relationships. The study has demonstrated the way global stilling or declining wind may alter predator-prey relationships. There are all sorts of other things that are changing in the environment that affect animals and plants and their intera...

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G20's global infrastructure hub to raise investments

Cairns (Australia), Sep 21 (IANS) Underlining the criticality of investment to boosting demand and growth worldwide, the G20 finance ministers' summit Sunday agreed to set up a global infrastructure initiative to increase quality investment, with special emphasis on infrastructure. The initiative to be coordinated by the World Bank will include setting up a global infrastructure hub to s...

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Indian-American engineers body to honour nine achievers

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) will honour nine engineers at its 29th National Convention at the University of California, Irvine, campus Sep 27. The theme of the convention is 'STEM: Ideas for the 21st Century' with presentations in four tracks on biomedical devices and life sciences, disruptive technologies focusing on big data and inter...

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Asian Games: Jitu Rai leads Indian team to bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Jitu Rai Sunday spearheaded India's 10 metre air pistol team to clinch the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games but missed out on an individual medal finishing fifth at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here. A day after winning the gold medal in the 50 metre pistol event, the Indian Army shooter continued his inspiring form to lead the men's team, also com...

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Sunny Sunday in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in Delhi with a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a warm day ahead. Sunday is likely to be sunny and warm. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. Humidity at 8.30 a.m...

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History made readable: James Michener's epic novels

Can there be a better source of inspiration for novelists than the expansive and colourful pageant of history, though man's magnificent achievements, raw heroism,inspiring progress and human resilience may frequently be offset by events more inglorious and tragic? One writer who utilised the past for engrossing but insightful tales of various countries across different continents and generations ...

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Internacional bridge gap at top of Brazil Serie A

Curitiba (Brazil), Sep 21 (IANS) A late Rafael Moura strike handed Internacional a 1-0 victory at Atletico Paranaense in Brazil's Serie A football championship. Moura latched onto to Valdivia's scuffed attempt to shoot past Weverton from close range with nine minutes remaining at the Arena da Baixada here Saturday, reports Xinhua. The result consolidated third spot in the standin...

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Bayern, Schalke end up in draw, Mainz shock Dortmund

Berlin, Sep 21 (IANS) Bayern Munich were held goalless by bottom side Hamburg, a nine-man Schalke wrested one point from wasteful Frankfurt, and Mainz reaped a 2-0 win over Dortmund in the fourth round of Bundesliga football. Hamburg Saturday wrapped up a goalless draw against much changed Bayern at the debut of coach Josef Zinnbauer, who took over following the dismissal of Mirko Slomka...

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CAF bans Algeria's JSK from continental competitions

Algiers, Sep 21 (IANS) The Confederation of African Football (CAF) banned Algeria's JS Kabylie from continental competitions for two years, the Algerian Professional Football League (LFP) said on its official website. This decision was taken following a dramatic event Aug 23 in Tizi Ouzou Stadium, when Cameroon player of JS Kabylie, Albert Ebosse, was killed after being hit by a projecti...

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Uttar Pradesh district continues to remain tense

Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh' Mainpuri district continued to remain tense Sunday after four people were killed a day before, police said. The incident took place in Mainpuri district's Manauna village Saturday when unidentified assailants opened fire on youths outside a liquor shop. Police officials were deployed in large number to control the situation in the village.

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US Senate wants Modi visit called US-India Partnership Day

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The US Senate has passed with a unanimous vote a resolution designating Sep 30, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the White House, as US-India Partnership Day. Introduced by Mark R. Warner and John Cornyn, Democratic and Republican co-chairs of the US Senate's bipartisan India Caucus respectively, the resolution highlights the bilateral commitment ...

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Mel B's sex obsession drives people away

Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Spice girl Mel B's sex obsession is reportedly driving her friends and family away. Mel B is said to have clashed with people closest to her due to her sometimes raunchy relationship with husband Stephen Belafonte, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Her friend Victoria Beckham is also put off by the couple's behaviour as they talk about sex and are at i...

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What Nicki Minaj prefers over partying?

Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Nicki Minaj prefers staying at home and cooking rather than going out to clubs and parties. The Super Bass singer has spoken about her low-key lifestyle to Dazed and Confused magazine, reports contactmusic.com. I don't like going out, I don't like crowds, I don't like clubs. If I do have downtime, I prefer being in the house cooking West Indian ...

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