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Tragic fiction may leave you emotionally upset

New York, Aug 27 (IANS) Do you feel sad after watching a war drama or a documentary about a young person dying of a serious disease? Try reading less dramatic true stories instead. According to a new study, consumers mistakenly believe they will have stronger emotional reactions when stories are based on true events rather than fiction. Consumers may choose to read a tragic ficti...

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Three uncapped players in Windies women's squad

St. John's (Antigua), Aug 27 (IANS/CMC) Three uncapped players have been named for the West Indies women cricketers squad which will undergo a training camp Wednesday onwards ahead of their home series against New Zealand. Shamilia Connell, Hayley Matthew and Jodian Morgan will train with the squad until Sep 8 in Barbados and St. Kitts. Connell is a quick bowler from Barbados. Matthew al...

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Excited Tahir Raj couldn't sleep after Aamir's praise

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) New actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, seen as a child trafficker in Mardaani, is over the moon after being praised by none other than Aamir Khan. The film has impressed Aamir and he took to Twitter to share his views and in his tweet he had also mentioned Tahir as being superb in the film, which has been made tax-free in two states. That was huge, I didn't sleep the ...

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Three-day transit remand for shooter Tara's husband

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) A court here Wednesday granted Jharkhand Police three-day transit remand of national-level shooter Tara Shahdeo's husband, who has been accused of beating her and forcing to convert to Islam after their marriage in July. Ranjeet Singh Kohli alias Rakibul Hasan Khan, 30, was arrested Tuesday and produced before a court here Wednesday. During the in-camera ...

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Help us grow, northeast film industry urges government

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) With less than 70 cinema halls in the northeastern region serving a population of 40 million - a little more than that of Poland - shoestring budgets and a handful of productions in most states, the industry in the region is struggling for survival. Filmmakers are looking to the central government to bail them out and help them enter the mainstream. Of the eight...

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I'm a prude: Jessica Alba

Los Angeles, Aug 27 (IANS) Jessica Alba is known for her sexy screen roles and status as one of the world's most desirable women, but the actress says she is a prude in real life. Alba says she's really different from the sex symbol label that has been attached to her over the years. I never slept my way through Hollywood, so I never felt like I compromised. Apparently people do...

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Tipplers may head to Kerala borders to get their fill

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 27 (IANS) Liquor vends at Kerala's borders are likely to see a jump in sales as the state will see the introduction of prohibition in a phased manner. Mahe, sandwiched between the districts of Kannur and Kozhikode, and under the Puducherry administration, is likely to be a popular haunt as there are more than two dozen liquor shops there. V. Mohan, a resid...

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A grand wedding, the key to a happy marital life

New York, Aug 27 (IANS) Call more guests to your wedding if you want your marital life to be successful. According to a report, US citizens who had more guests at their ceremony were more likely to report high quality marriages than those with a small wedding party. Also, having fewer sex partners before wedding was considered to be the mantra for achieving successful bonding, sa...

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Jagga Reddy is BJP candidate for Medak by-poll

Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) BJP has announced Jagga Reddy as its candidate for by-election to the Medak parliamentary constituency. Jagga Reddy's candidature was announced Wednesday soon after he quit the Congress and joined BJP. A former legislator of Congress party, Jagga Reddy sprang a surprise by joining the BJP as only recently he was appointed president of Medak district of th...

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BJP slammed for raking up 'love jihad'

Lucknow, Aug 27 (IANS) Political leaders and parties Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for raking up the issue of 'love Jihad' - a term used by the party to accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu girls into marriage and then forcing them to convert to Islam. Urban Development Minister and senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mohammad Azam Khan accused the BJP of trying to humi...

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Pamela Anderson withdraws divorce plea

Los Angeles, Aug 27 (IANS) Actress Pamela Anderson, who had earlier filed for divorce from her husband Rick Salomon, has now sought a dismissal of the formal separation. In a court record, Anderson filed a petition Aug 21 requesting that her divorce filing be dismissed, reports people.com. Anderson filed for divorce from Salomon July 3, citing irreconcilable differences as the re...

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Hockey India inducts new academy member

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) In its bid to develop the sport right from the grassroots in the country, Hockey India (HI) Wednesday inducted Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy Jarkhar, Ludhiana, as its seventh academy member. Since its inception in 1986, the academy has been actively involved in the development of hockey through organising the Jarkhar Sports Festival every year. It also organises...

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Hanks to film 'Da Vinci Code' part three in 2015

Los Angeles, Aug 27 (IANS) Actor Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard are scheduled to head to Italy to shoot the third film of the Da Vinci Code series next year. Titled Inferno, the film's shooting is expected to begin from April 2015 and is tentatively set for a Dec 18, 2015 release, reports aceshowbiz.com. Hanks will reprise his role as Professor Robert Langdon in the third adap...

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Is your kid sipping or tasting alcohol as you drink?

New York, Aug 27 (IANS) Do you allow your growing kid to sip or taste alcohol while you enjoy the evening with friends at home or in a restaurant? He may be at the risk of becoming an early drinker. According to a significant study, children who sipped alcohol before age 12 reported that their parents were more approving of child sipping or tasting alcohol. These kids were more l...

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Nitish Kumar to meet Lalu Prasad in Mumbai

Patna, Aug 27 (IANS) JD-U leader Nitish Kumar will meet RJD chief Lalu Prasad in Mumbai Wednesday for first time after their alliance won six of the 10 assembly seats that went to by-polls in Bihar. Lalu Prasad is in a Mumbai hospital where he will undergo two major heart surgeries Wednesday. Nitish Kumar is likely to visit Mumbai Wednesday to meet Lalu Prasad after he undergoes ...

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Shuttlers Attri-Reddy progress at Worlds

Copenhagen, Aug 27 (IANS) Indian men's doubles shuttlers Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth won their opener at the World Championships here. The duo proceeded to the second round by defeating Russian pair Nikita Khakimov and Vasily Kuznetsov 21-19, 21-23, 21-19 in exactly an hour at the Ballerup Super Arena late Tuesday evening. They will take on Japanese 15th seeds Hirokatsu Hashimoto a...

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Kings of Leon cancels more concerts

Los Angeles, Aug 27 (IANS) Rock band Kings of Leon has decided to call off two more concerts on their Mechanical Bull tour as their injured drummer Nathan Followill needs time to recover. The band, also consisting of Caleb Followill, Jared Followill and Matthew Followill, made the announcement in a statement saying that Nathan, who got injured in an accident earlier this month, has been ...

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Strong laser pulses convert glass into metal

London, Aug 27 (IANS) In what could change the future of electronics, scientists have been able to make the properties of glass behave like a metal using ultra-short laser pulses. This change of material properties can be used to develop ultra-fast light based electronics like logical switches in the future. Quartz glass does not conduct electric current like an insulator.

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'Full House' to return after almost two decades?

Los Angeles, Aug 27 (IANS) Popular TV show Full House is reportedly set to return after its season eight finale aired almost 20 years ago. Full House, the hit ABC sitcom, ran from 1987 to 1995. A revival of the show has long been discussed, but it may just be around the corner with Warner Bros. TV is considering re-envisaging Full House. Also many members of the original cast ar...

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'Desi Kalakaar' a romantic dance album: Honey Singh

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Rapper, singer and composer Yo Yo Honey Singh has launched his new music album Desi Kalakaar. He says it has a romantic flavour to it. The album was launched at an event Tuesday. It will be available exclusively on digital music destination Hungama. This album has less party songs. There is no alcohol song in it. It is a very romantic and dance-based album. ...

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