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I miss dad: Robin Williams' son

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Late actor-comedian Robin Williams' son Zak says he misses his father all the time. The 31-year-old says that Williams, who died Aug 11 at the age of 63, has left his family with his sweet memories. I miss him all the time, people.com quoted Zak as saying. Often I see something, or if I'm watching a film, I think, 'Oh, man, he would have apprec...

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Trinamool leader again makes unsavoury remarks

Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Days after apologising for his offensive comment against late prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri and his grandson and BJP leader S.N. Singh, Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee has once again made unsavoury remarks against the the BJP leader. The Lok Sabha member from Sreerampur in Hooghly district Saturday hit out at Singh, calling him a kulangaar (black sheep) ...

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Pakistan needs paradigm shift to battle terror: expert

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan must dump its policy of using the Taliban and other militants against its foes and the paradigm shift should include an overhaul of its education policy, a Pakistani expert says. Momentary deviation from the long-held-dear policy of using the jihadi and Taliban outfits will never work, Zubair Torwali, head of a civil body dealing with education and devel...

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Mel B, Stephen Belanfonte discussing divorce?

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Singer Mel B reportedly wants her husband Stephen Belafonte out of her life. According to a source, the 39-year-old who walked out on Belafonte just before she was rushed to hospital with crippling stomach pains 10 days ago, is left broken and traumatised by the breakdown of her relationship with him, reports mirror.co.uk. At the moment she is discussing div...

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'New energy technologies can boost Indian economy'

Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Adoption of new technologies in the energy sector in India would help the country boost its economy and could reach out to 80-110 million more people by 2025 besides curbing 180 million to 220 million tons of carbon emissions, a research firm report said. According to the December 2014 report from research firm McKinsey & Co, the adoption of smart metering and ...

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Pietersen's England exile ludicrous: Hayden

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden has batted for Kevin Pietersen and described England's decision to continually overlook the star batsman as ludicrous. Pietersen's central contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was terminated in February, reports bbc.co.uk. It's ludicrous Kevin Pietersen is not in the England squad. It's just...

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Amit Shah to lead BJP charge in Delhi too

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Miffed with infighting and lack of coordination among state leaders that may harm the party's prospects in the upcoming Delhi assembly polls, BJP president Amit Shah has decided to take charge of the election machinery in the capital from Dec 25, a top source said. According to a senior party leader who is in the know of the development, Shah is currently occupie...

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Stop RSS-sponsored reconversions: CPI-M

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The CPI-M Sunday called for an end to what it alleged was RSS-sponsored reconversion campaign targeted at religious minorities. The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) are indulging in doublespeak by talking about religious conversions, it said in a statement. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has justified this reconversion as b...

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Sonia Gandhi's health improving: Doctors

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who is admitted to a hospital here for an infection in her lower respiratory tract, is feeling better, the hospital said Sunday. Mrs. Gandhi is feeling better and her condition is stable. She today (Sunday) underwent breathing exercises without any problem, a doctor at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said in a statement. Gandhi...

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We're still family: Kris Jenner on ex-husband

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Socialite Kris Jenner will spend Christmas with her former husband. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who finalised her divorce with Bruce Jenner Thursday, will celebrate the holiday season with him, insisting they're still family, reports eonline.com. Things are really good. I mean, it's kind of surprising, and we work together, and we talk all...

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Sunny Leone's date with 100 lucky contest winners

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) As many as 100 men dined and wined with actress and adult star Sunny Leone as part of the grand finale of Mankind Pharma's AdictionDeo Contest. The brand launched its three-month online contest on the two variants of the deodorant - Greece and Brazil - proposing that 100 lucky winners would get a chance to dine, interact and know more about their favourite star. ...

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Herbert, Constantine in fray for Indian football team coach

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) NorthEast United FC coach Ricky Herbert and Rwanda manager Stephen Constantine have been shortlisted to fill up the vacant post of the head coach of the Indian national football team, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said Sunday. The position was left vacant after Dutchman Wim Koevermans resigned in October following a 2-3 loss to Palestine. The Indian team ...

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Gold for Navaneeth Prabhu in junior squash tourney

Singapore, Dec 21 (IANS) Top seed Navaneeth Prabhu of India came back from a game down to beat Nicolas Chee of Malaysia 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10 in the Boys' Under-13 final of the Old Chang Kee Singapore Squash Open here Sunday. Another Indian, Neel Joshi, who lost to Navaneeth in the semi-final, defeated Ishant Shah Atul Kumar of Malaysia 3-0 to finish third. Top seed Samitha Siv...

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Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song: Chris Martin

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Singer Chris Martin jokes he was kidnapped by actress-director Angelina Jolie to write a song for her forthcoming film Unbroken. The Coldplay frontman, who contributed the track Miracles for her second directorial venture, says Jolie was so desperate to get him on board that she went to extreme lengths, reports mirror.co.uk. I got a message (from Jolie)...

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Resumption of Karachi power supply underway

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Resumption of power supply in Pakistan's Karachi city, which remained suspended Sunday for more than 10 hours, is underway. An electricity company spokesperson said majority of the Sindh province faced a massive breakdown due to a technical fault in one of the high voltage transmission lines supplying electricity to Karachi from the national grid, Dawn online rep...

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OIC plans peace conference in Peshawar

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is planning to hold a peace conference in Peshawar to adopt a joint strategy against terrorism, media reported Sunday. The announcement in the regard was made by OIC secretary general Iyad Amin Madani during a meeting with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Saturday, Dawn online reported. Madani ...

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Three killed in Manipur blast

Imphal, Dec 21 (IANS) Three people were killed and four others injured when a powerful blast rocked Manipur's capital city Imphal Sunday, police said. An IED (improvised explosive device) that was planted by the roadside near Khuyathong area, close to Imphal market, exploded at 6 a.m., killing three migrant labourers on the spot and injuring four others, a police official said. H...

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Guetta's euphoric treat at Enchanted Valley Carnival

Pune, Dec 21 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning DJ and music producer David Guetta does not need a magic wand or potion to enchant his fans -- his music does the trick. He got thousands grooving to his music at the Enchanted Valley Carnival at Aamby Valley, Lonavala. Nestled at the base of a small hillock with lush greenery as the backdrop, the setting for the carnival at the Aamby Township mad...

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Peshawar students battle shock, trauma

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Five days after terrorists massacred over 140 students and teachers in a Peshawar school, the Pakistani city remains in a state of shock. The worst hit are obviously the students -- those who survived the bloodbath at the Army Public School and even pupils in schools elsewhere in Peshawar, the Dwwn newspaper reported Sunday. Parents of students in the cit...

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Cook sacked in a 'hugely disrespectful' way: Strauss

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Former England captain Andrew Strauss has launched a strong attack on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), saying sacking of former skipper Alastair Cook was hugely disrespectful. The 29-year-old Cook, who was in dismal form, has been replaced as England One-Day International (ODI) captain by middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan for the World Cup starting Feb 14 i...

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