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Gaurav Chopra dons Virat Kohli's look for 'Gulmohar Grand'

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Gaurav Chopra, who mostly flaunts his grown out locks with aplomb, has gone in for a hairdo and look similar to that of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli for his upcoming TV show Gulmohar Grand. Last seen in Savdhaan India, the tall and handsome Gaurav will be playing the main lead of Aniruddh in Gulmohar Grand. His role required him to let go of his long hair ...

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Chinese president to address Pakistan parliament

Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jingping will address a joint session of both houses of Pakistan's parliament on April 20, which is being summoned by President Mamnoon Hussain, media reported on Saturday. The Chinese president will arrive in Islamabad on Monday on a two-day official visit. This would be his first foreign visit this year. Chinese First Lady Peng Li...

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22 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

Kabul, April 18 (IANS) At least 22 people were killed and over 50 injured on Saturday in a suicide bombing at Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden jacket near a local bank, a police official told Xinhua news agency. The attack took place near the New Kabul Bank branch and the city's municipality office building. Police found and s...

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Looks count more than talent in India, says Marzi Pestonji

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Ace choreographer Shiamak Davar's former students like Shahid Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput are now among sought-after Bollywood actors. But Marzi Pestonji, who assists Davar, is in no mood to join the league as he believes good looks come first in Indian showbiz. Pestonji has been associated with Davar for almost two decades. Asked if he would follow in thei...

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Johnny Kemp dies mysteriously at 55

Kingston, April 18 (IANS) Bahamian singer Johnny Kemp has died in mysterious circumstances here. He was 55. The singer's body was found floating at a Montego Bay beach on Thursday morning, according to Jamaica police, reports aceshowbiz.com. Prior to his death, Kemp was scheduled to perform for Foundation Fantastic Voyage Cruise hosted by Tom Joyner. The singer is said to...

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May make more films in sync sound: Mani Ratnam

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam enjoyed making his latest Tamil outing O Kadhal Kanmani in sync sound so much that he plans to make more movies using the same technique. Sync sound refers to sound recorded at the time of filming a movie. I thoroughly enjoyed shooting the film in sync sound. It breathes life into a film, especially with artistes who speak the la...

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Kylie Jenner flaunts flesh in bikini

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) TV personality Kylie Jenner has showed off her cleavage and her posterior in a revealing two-piece bikini via two images she has shared from the music festival Coachella. In one image, the 17-year-old was seen dipping her legs in the pool as she sat on the edge. Her back was fully exposed, especially her skinny waist and big bottom. The shot led people to com...

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Rahul Gandhi meets farmers

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who returned home two days back after a 56-day leave of absence, on Saturday met farmers here. Rahul Gandhi held discussions with farmers on the land bill. This was his first public interaction after his nearly two months long sabbatical. The 44-year-old Gandhi scion is scheduled to meet about half a dozen ...

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Congress Kisan rally: Sudheeran to lead Kerala contingent

Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Kerala Pradesh Congress chief V.M. Sudheeran will lead the party's contingent from the state at Kisan rally in Delhi on April 19. Speaking to IANS, Sudheeran said he will reach Delhi later on Saturday. He also said Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will not be attending the rally as the polls to the three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala are sc...

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Mouth bacteria can tell the status of liver disease

New York, April 18 (IANS) Analysing the ratio of good-bad bacteria in saliva, not just in the gut as earlier thought, could help doctors predict which liver cirrhosis patients would suffer inflammations and require hospitalisation, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin. It has been believed that most of the pathogenesis of cirrhosis starts in the gut, which is what makes this d...

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Infra growth will give Chennai realty a push: Experts

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The development of infrastructure projects like Metro rail and the economic upturn will have positive impact on the residential, office and commercial real estate segments here, said a senior official of Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL). According to him, the real estate investment trusts (REIT) in India are expected to take off in a big manner only three or four years a...

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Five arrested in Australia for alleged terror plot

Melbourne, April 18 (IANS) Australian counter-terrorism police on Saturday arrested five men in Melbourne for an alleged terror plot. According to officials, two of the five men were planning an Islamic State (IS)-inspired attack on an Anzac Day ceremony -- anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War, ABC reported....

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Five civilians shot dead in Afghanistan

Kabul, April 18 (IANS) Five civilians were shot dead in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday. The victims are of Hazara ethnicity, who were kidnapped a week ago in Ajristan district after gunmen intercepted a vehicle and took them hostage, a provincial official told Xinhua news agency. The five civilians were shot dead by the kidnappers late on Friday, the ...

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Happy with girl-next-door tag: Sri Divya

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) Actress Sri Divya, who has mostly featured in simple, girl-next-door roles in her career in southern cinema so far, says she doesn't mind the tag as it suits her personality. I feel my innocent personality is most suitable for girl-next-door roles. This is why I'm mostly offered these soft roles. But I'm happy with the tag I've earned, Sri Divya told IANS.

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One killed in security forces firing in Kashmir

Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) One person was killed on Saturday in security forces firing on protesters in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district, police said. Protesters pelted stones on the security forces in the morning in Narbal village of Badgam, 18 km from here, on Srinagar-Gulmarg road. The protesters smashed vehicles plying on the road. ...

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India's diplomacy gaining direction with BJP's 'five pillars

New York, April 18 (IANS) While India's diplomatic efforts are focused on furthering the national goal of eradicating poverty through economic development, they are gaining a clear direction with the Five Pillars of Foreign Policy enunciated by the Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive (BJPNE), according to a top Indian diplomat here. In the first exposition before an international...

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Kolkata civic polls under way

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Polling for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation was under way on Saturday with over 18 percent of the electorate exercising their franchise in the first two hours, an official said. While the opposition claimed the polls were marred with violence with its voters and polling agents being threatened and assaulted by the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the ruling party has ...

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Has Rahul Gandhi shot himself in the foot?

Unlike the Biblical tale of a prodigal son, the return of a foot-loose family member may not be a cause of great joy to his relatives. In Rahul Gandhi's case, it can be a source of embarrassment and misgivings. The embarrassment is likely to be caused by speculation about where the not-so-young prince was for nearly two months, what he learnt during the days away from the madding crowd, ...

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Modi reaches Delhi after three-nation tour

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to Delhi on Saturday after a three-nation tour of France, Germany, and Canada. Modi began his nine-day official tour on April 9 from France. He then travelled to Germany, from where he flew to Canada. He visited Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver in Canada. Modi's aircraft made a brief stopover in Frankfurt for refuellin...

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Gas line explosion injures 11 in California

Sacramento, April 18 (IANS) At least 11 people were injured in a gas line explosion in the central California city of Fresno, media reported. The explosion occurred at the Fresno County Sheriff's gun range on Friday, a county official said. He said a work crew which included county jail inmates using heavy equipment hit a Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pipe carrying natural gas, ...

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