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Goa 'examining' pardon for convicted former minister

Panaji, July 5 (IANS) The Goa government is examining a request from the partner of former minister Francisco Pacheco, who is serving a six month sentence following his conviction in an assault case, seeking the latter's pardon. Chief Secretary R.K. Srivastava told IANS on the sidelines of a media function here on Saturday that he had received the application for pardon forwarded to his ...

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To win, link success with emotions and motivation

Title: Winning Instinct, Decoding the Power Within; Author: Virender Kapoor; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 234; Price: Rs.299 Virender Kapoor, the founder of MILE, a management institute in Pune, aims to help you bring about positive changes in your life through his latest book Winning Instinct by changing your mindset about things that are important - hope, compassion and optimism...

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Federer beats Groth to reach Wimbledon last 16

London, July 5 (IANS) Seven-time champion Roger Federer beat Sam Groth of Australia in four sets to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon here. In Saturday's match, the 33-year-old dropped the fourth set but managed to retake control of the match, winning 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 in two hours and 16 minutes, reported Xinhua news agency. Federer will next face Spanish 20th seed Robe...

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India's tech hub gasps for fresh air

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) India's technology hub, that had become an international byword for outsourcing, is gasping for fresh air as high vehicular emissions, increasing industrial fumes and rising dust from construction activities are polluting its atmosphere and harming its 10 million denizens. Once known to be a pensioners' paradise for its salubrious climate and greenery, the garden...

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The funniest storyteller's funniest storytellers

Winston Churchill's most outstanding contribution during World War II, according to President John F. Kennedy, was that he mobilised the English language and sent it into battle. But his compatriot, P.G. Wodehouse, went one better, in making the language an unsurpassed medium for some of the most inspired comic writing ever possibly seen in any tongue and creating a number of enduring and unforge...

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Hamburg sign youngster striker Batuhan Altintas

Berlin, July 5 (IANS) Hamburg signed striker Batuhan Altintas from Turkish outfit Bursaspor, the HSV said in an official statement on the club's official homepage. The 19-year-old striker joined from Turkish first division side Bursaspor and inked a two-year deal, which keeps him with the Rothosen until June 2017, reported Xinhua news agency. Altintas is Hamburg's first new arriv...

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Rich life not so fun for Cara Delevingne

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Model-actress Cara Delevingne says her upper class lifestyle can seem fun, but she never enjoyed growing up wealthy. I grew up in the upper class, for sure. My family was kind of about that whole parties and horse-racing thing. I can understand it's fun for some. I never enjoyed it, femalefirst.co.uk quoted the actress as saying. Meanwhile, the British ...

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Britain condemns Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

London, July 5 (IANS) Britain has slammed the recent Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria's northeast Borno State, which have killed over 100 people in the holy month of Ramadan. These attacks serve as a stark reminder of the threat posed by Boko Haram, which deliberately targets the weak and vulnerable and those, both Muslim and Christian, who will not subscribe to their extremist and intolera...

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Ulterior motives behind sanctions on Iran: Khamenei

Tehran, July 5 (IANS) Sanctions against Iran have nothing to do with the country's nuclear activities or human rights record, there are other motives behind the bans, said Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. Addressing a group of university professors and researchers on Saturday night, Ayatollah Khamenei said those who have imposed sanctions on Iran were themselves the ones who...

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Learned to say sorry: Reese Witherspoon

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon has learned to say sorry when she has made a mistake and isn't as outspoken as she used to be. The Hot Pursuit star, who has children Ava and Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and Tennessee with spouse Jim Toth, has confessed she used to struggle to own up to her mistakes in her younger years, but has finally learned to accept it w...

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Eva Longoria doesn't think about cosmetic surgery

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria isn't currently thinking about having cosmetic surgery although she isn't ruling out going under the knife in the future. The 40-year-old says she hasn't completely ruled out the idea of going under the knife in the future, but has no desire to alter her appearance at the moment, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I don't really think abou...

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Kanye West hates award shows

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West takes no pleasure in award ceremonies and think they turn the music industry into a game. The All Day rapper hates events which honour musicians, despite the fact he has picked up multiple awards during his career, describing them as diminishing returns. Absolutely no pleasure in that side of it at all! At a certain point it's diminish...

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Jada Pinkett Smith approves of strip clubs

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Actress Jada Pinkett Smith doesn't have a problem with strip clubs. The Collateral actress, who is married to actor Will Smith, claims she has never been to one before, but doesn't think there is anything wrong with adult entertainment, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I've never been to a male strip club. Adult entertainment, when you think about it, is kind...

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IS new video shows government forces' execution in Syria

Damascus, July 5 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militants released has a video footage, purporting to show the execution of as many as 25 government forces in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, according to a monitor group. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Saturday said the execution took place at the ancient Romanian Theatre in the millennia-old oasis city of Palmyra...

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Steven Tyler premiers music video for country single

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Singer Steven Tyler has premiered the official music video for his first country single, Love is your nameon ABC's Good Morning America. The Aerosmith frontman unleashes his inner country star in the visuals directed by Trey Fanjoy, reports aceshowbiz.com. In the video, Tyler is mostly seen performing the song in a white shirt and tight pants teamed wi...

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US spied in Brazil government officials: WikiLeaks

Sao Paulo, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Whistle-blower Web site WikiLeaks has published the names of more than 29 members of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's administration who were spied on by the US National Security Agency at the start of her first term in office, which began in January 2011. The release of the list of phone numbers on Saturday linked to high-level Brazilian officials comes ...

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Putin congratulates Obama, calls for talks as equals

Moscow, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Russian President Vladimir Putin called for talks on an equal footing between Moscow and Washington, while congratulating Barack Obama, on the occasion of American Independence Day, the Kremlin has announced. In his message of congratulations, the Russian President noted that, despite the differences between the two countries, Russian-American relations remain t...

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Basketball: India, Sri Lanka on course

Bengaluru, July 4 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka kept their slates clean by recording third consecutive wins in the fourth South Asian Basketball Association's Asian Championship qualifying tournament here on Saturday to stay on course for a possible title-deciding clash. While defending champions India drubbed Bhutan 119-52 for their third straight win, Sri Lanka, who are expected to be the...

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Nothing definite about fate of Kapil's show: 'Bua' Upasana Singh

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) There is no decision yet about Comedy Nights with Kapil going of the air and all such talk is a lot of rumours, says Upasana Singh who plays the character of Buaji in the popular TV programme. There is nothing fixed yet, she said at the 'Iftar party of upcoming movie Chalk N Duster. Upasana however confirmed Kapil has health issues. Yes, Kapil is not...

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Bihar court orders FIR against Sunny Deol, others

Patna, July 4 (IANS) A court in Bihar on Saturday directed the authorities to file an FIR against actor Sunny Deol, director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi and writer Kasinath Singh, saying their movie Mohalla Assi hurt religious sentiments of people. The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramchandra Prasad, after hearing the complaint case filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, direct...

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