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Indian-origin comedian to headline Scottish festival

London, March 5 (IANS) Indian-origin comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra are set to headline the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival. Kohli is a Scottish broadcaster and writer who has appeared on radio and television. He started his career as a stand-up comedian in 2009. A total of 82 acts will be performed at 42 venues across Scotland ove...

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Revolutionary budget sparks Rajan to cut rates

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The second unscheduled cut on Wednesday - within two months - in the repo rate at which the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) lends to commercial banks was not as unexpected as the first in January. Indeed, it could even be called expected after the weekend's historic announcement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his first full budget speech to the Lok Sabha of the ...

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Not compromised with 'NH10' story for certification: Anushka Sharma

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actress-producer Anushka Sharma feels relieved that her co-production NH10 didn't have to suffer much over cuss words and has been cleared with few audio cuts and one visual cut by Censor Board. She asserts that despite an 'A' certificate to the film, they have not compromised with the film's story. We don't want to compromise with our film. We have got an ...

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Iranian diplomat abducted in Yemen released

Tehran, March 5 (IANS) Iranian diplomat Nour Ahmad Nikbakht, kidnapped by a gunmen in Yemen's capital Sanaa in 2013, returned to Tehran on Thursday. Nikbakht was kidnapped on July 21, 2013, on his way to work from his home in the diplomatic quarter of Sanaa, when unidentified gunmen blocked the road, forced him out of his vehicle and abducted him, Press TV reported. Nikbakht's pl...

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Rumer Willis not ready for relationship

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore's daughter Rumer Willis says she's too busy for love. The 26-year-old actress will compete on the new series of reality show Dancing with the Stars with professional partner Valentin Val Chmerkovskiy and says she is too focused on training to worry about her personal life, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking on the TV...

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President, PM greet nation on Holi

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the eve of Holi. On the joyous occasion of Holi, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, the president said in his message. May this festival of colours promote oneness and harmony as well as bring happiness, good health and prosperity to...

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Sonam Kapoor yet to get discharged

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor says she is recuperating well from swine flu, but will not be discharged from Kokilaben Hospital here Thursday. The daughter of actor-producer Anil Kapoor took to micro-blogging site Twitter to update her fans about her health condition and dismiss reports of her being discharged later Thursday. Unfortunately not getting discharged tod...

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Kanye West gifts Brooklyn Beckham on his birthday

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Brooklyn Beckham, son of former footballer David Beckham and singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham, has thanked rapper Kanye West for sending him a pair of Yeezy trainers for his 16th birthday. Brooklyn took to his photo-sharing website Instagram account to thank the rapper for sending him the gift, which appear to be from his Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost ...

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Bangladesh chase down record total against Scotland

Nelson, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh performed as a batting unit to hunt down an imposing 319-run target set by minnows Scotland in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Saxton Oval here on Thursday. By virtue of the win, the youngest Test-playing nation achieved two unique feats -- their highest successful One-Day International (ODI) chase and the second-highest successful run-chase in World...

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New exoplanet with four stars found

Washington, March 5 (IANS) Researchers using Adaptive Optics System developed by Indian scientists at Pune-based Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics have discovered a new exoplanet with four stars. The four-star planetary system, called 30 Ari, is located 136 light-years away in the constellation Aries. This is only the second time that a planet has been identi...

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DiCaprio is single, not dating Rihanna

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Leonardo DiCaprio's representative says the actor is single and not in a relationship with singer Rihanna. Responding to swirling rumours saying that DiCaprio, 40, is romantically linked to Rihanna, 27, his representative told the Los Angeles Times that he is single and has been for some time, reports aceshowbiz.com. The representative added that DiCa...

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Enjoy Manipuri Holi in Delhi with mouth-watering cuisine

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) You've heard of Uttar Pradesh's Lathmaar Holi or the Sikh festival of Hola Mohalla in Punjab, but did you know that the festival of colours is equally celebrated with great fervour and spirit in the northeastern state of Manipur? Yaoshang, the Manipuri Holi festival, is celebrated for five days commencing from the full moon day of Phalguna (Friday). The...

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Bengal celebrates Holi

Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) West Bengal's rich culture was on display here on Thursday as people dressed in saffron smeared each other with organic coloured powder, danced to the rhythm of Rabindrasangeet and joined in cultural programmes observing Holi, known here as Dol Jatra. The highpoint of the festivities were seen at Shantiniketan, where the tradition of 'Basant Utsav' (spring festiva...

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Bruce Willis to make Broadway debut

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actor Bruce Willis will make his Broadway debut alongside stage veteran Elizabeth Marvel in the adaptation of Stephen King's novel Misery. Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is bringing the adaptation, written by two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman. Willis will play the housebound romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who becomes a prisoner of his Number...

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Thirty new cases of swine flu in Agra

Agra, March 5 (IANS) With over 30 new cases of suspected swine flu being reported here on Wednesday, the state health department has sounded an alert. Private nursing homes reported around 20 cases while the S.N. Medical College had 15 patients suspected of swine flu. The district health department late Wednesday evening sent all the samples to the NIDC lab in New Delhi. Doctors ...

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I'm feeling much better: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is recuperating from swine flu, says she is on the road to speedy recovery and thanked her fans for showering their love and affection on her. She is likely to be discharged from hospital later Thursday. The daughter of actor-producer Anil Kapoor took to micro-blogging site Twitter to update her fans about her health condition. Hi...

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BBC documentary on rapist uploaded on YouTube

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A controversial BBC documentary featuring one of the December 16, 2012 gang rape convicts has been uploaded on video sharing website YouTube by an individual. However, the BBC site says BBC iPlayer TV programmes are available to play in the UK only. The home ministry on Wednesday said orders were obtained from court to restrain the broadcast of the docum...

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Telugu remake of 'Jilla' set to roll

Chennai, March 5 (IANS) If sources are to be believed, actors Daggubati Venkatesh and Ravi Teja are likely to team up for the Telugu remake of last year's Tamil blockbuster Jilla, which featured Mohan Lal and Vijay in the lead roles. The remake idea was discussed with another popular hero, but he was not happy with the story. So eventually the idea had to be dropped. Now, Venkatesh and R...

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Uncertain rewards drive people to work harder

New York, March 5 (IANS) More than certain rewards, uncertainty motivates people to put in more efforts, new research has found. These findings can help companies and public policy makers when designing incentive systems. Introducing a bit of uncertainty can help to motivate people and make the effort required to achieve a reward seem more like a game and less like work, said the researc...

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Sensex trades flat; capital goods stocks down

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading flat in the afternoon session on Thursday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat, down 16 points or 0.18 percent at 8,906.65 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 29,436....

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