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When Sadhil took tips from Manish Paul

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Child star Sadhil Kapoor will play host to TV star Manish Paul on the Captain Tiao show. He also learned some hosting tricks from his celebrity guest. Manish will be seen at his comical best in the episode of the chat show. Sadhil, who has been hosting Captain Tiao for a year now, got to learn the secret of good hosting from Manish who has hosted shows l...

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Over 80 percent people in India Vitamin D deficient: Experts

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Over 80 percent of India's population is vitamin D deficient and is at risk from health complications like diabetes and heart disorders, experts said here Friday. They emphasised that Vitamin D deficiency doesn't exhibit early signs or symptoms, and over a period of time makes people highly vulnerable to major diseases with a 45 percent chance of early death.

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'The Shaukeens' not a 'sleazy comedy'

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Veteran actors Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra are seen chasing young girls in their forthcoming offering The Shaukeens, but they refuse to tag it as a cheap comedy. It is not a sleazy comedy. There are no double meaning dialogues of the film and you can watch the film with family. The treatment is simply comedy. In the end of the film, there is a mess...

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India announce squad for AFC U-19 Women's Championship qualifiers

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Head coach Priya P.V. has named a 23-member India squad for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Women's Championship China 2015 qualifiers starting Wednesday in Amman, Jordan. The Indian contingent camping in Ahmedabad for 45 days will be travelling to Jordan via Bahrain from Mumbai Sunday night. India are in Group A along with hosts Jordan, Uzbek...

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Can holidays happen without smartphones?

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) If you are planning your next holiday, apart from your passport and travel money, do not forget to carry your smartphone with you. A research shows that 69 percent of Britons are unable to go on holiday without their smartphones. Moreover, a third of those surveyed actually used their smartphones more when they travel than they do at home. While ...

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Sena to attend Fadnavis' swearing-in, after all

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) In a last-minute development, the Shiv Sena has called off its planned boycott of chief minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis' gala swearing-in ceremony here, a party official said here Friday afternoon. Accordingly, the top Sena leadership, including party president Uddhav Thackeray, senior leaders, legislators and parliamentarians are expected to attend the oath-ta...

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Ghost appears in selfie

London, Oct 31 (IANS) A selfie of two Newcastle-based girls clicked at a bar in London has gone viral on social media for there was a ghost standing behind the girls. The ghostly figure is of an elderly woman, media reports said. The phenomenon was caught on camera by two women - Victoria Greeves, 22, and Kayley Atkinson, 23 - as they were enjoying a girls' night out in Newcastle...

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Court grants bail to former coal secretary, others

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) A court Friday granted bail to former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and others in the coal block allocation case against Madhya Pradesh-based Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd. Special Judge Bharat Parashar granted bail to Gupta and Kamal Sponge's director Pawan Kumar Ahluwalia, senior official and chartered accountant Amit Goyal, and two government officials, and the...

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'Without Patel, Hyderabad would not have merged with India'

Hyderabad, Oct 31 (IANS) If there was no Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Hyderabad State would perhaps not have merged with India, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Friday. Paying rich tributes to India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary, Singh recalled that Hyderabad State merged with the Indian Union more than a year after Independence. Singh...

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Afghan president invites Taliban to join peace process

Beijing/Kabul, Oct 31 (IANS) Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Friday called upon the Taliban group to join the peace process in the country as the group has stepped up its insurgency activities across the country. Without making any specific proposals for joining the reconciliation process, President Ghani said government forces would not back away from the fight against the T...

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Reading bedtime stories won't make your kids smarter

New York, Oct 31 (IANS) Reading bedtime stories is a positive way to interact with your kids, but it would not influence children's intelligence later in life, said a research. The findings support the argument that intelligence is passed down from parent to children genetically, not socially. The way you parent a child is not going to have a detectable effect on their IQ as long...

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21 IS fighters killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria

Damascus, Oct 31 (IANS) Twenty one Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in US-led airstrikes against the Sunni radical group's positions in the predominantly Kurdish town of Kobane on the Syrian-Turkish border, a monitoring group said Friday. An IS commander and a Danish IS fighter were among those killed, Xinhua reported citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The US...

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Indian Buddhist art to be showcased in China, Japan

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) A visually rich tapestry of stories connected with the life of Buddha will be showcased in China and Japan in exhibitions curated by the Indian Museum beginning Dec 2, it was announced Friday. Christened Indian Buddhist Art', the international exhibition is being organised by the Indian Museum, Kolkata, a statement here said. According to the organisers, th...

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Gadkari to attend Nepal Infrastructure Summit

Kathmandu, Oct 31 (IANS) India's Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Jairam Gadkari will deliver the inaugural speech in the first ever Nepal Infrastructure Summit-2014 in Kathmandu Nov 11. The summit, organised by the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI), will be held here Nov 11-12 with more than 400 investors, policy makers, government officials, architects and enginee...

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A planet that never sticks to schedule found

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a new planet that has a highly inconsistent orbit time around its Sun. The low-mass, low-density planet, known only as PH3c, which is 2,300 light years away from the Earth, has an atmosphere loaded with hydrogen and helium. The planet nearly escaped detection as PH3c does not have a consistent orbit time around its Sun due ...

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SP announces Rajya Sabha list, door shut on Amar Singh

Lucknow, Oct 31 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) Friday announced the names of six party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month. The party's central parliamentary board at a meeting in the national capital cleared the names of Ram Gopal Yadav, Javed Ali, Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, Neeraj Shekhar, Ravi Prakash Verma and Tanzeem Fatima. While Neeraj Shekhar ...

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15 killed in Turkey road accident

Ankara, Oct 31 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 28 injured in a road accident in Turkey Friday. The mishap occurred in Isparta province, Hurriyet news reported. The bus was carrying a group of workers, mostly women, employed in an apple plantation near Yalvac district, officials said. Many of the injured are in serious condition. According to investigato...

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Men want weird sexual fantasies to come true

Toronto, Oct 31 (IANS) When it comes to fantasising about sex, men have more vivid and weird fantasies than women and want them to come true in real life, reveals a research. It also tells us that a significant proportion of women evoke fantasies associated with submission (being tied up, spanked, forced to have sex) but they do not want these to be realised in actual life. Impor...

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'It is a good beginning to remember Sardar Patel'

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The enthusiasm was palpable among the tens of hundreds who marched and sometimes ran along the broad boulevard of Rajpath Friday for the Run for Unity and most agreed that it was a good beginning to remember Sardar Patel and foster national unity. There was Lal Baba, a sadhu in saffron who had come all the way from Vrindavan. Waving the Indian tricolour, the 70-y...

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Raja, others charged with money laundering, trial from Nov 11

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The special court hearing the 2G spectrum allocation case has framed charges of money laundering against former telecom minister A. Raja, his party colleague and DMK MP Kanimozhi and others, and fixed Nov 11 for the commencement of the trial. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini framed the charges Friday. The accused have been booked und...

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