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Myanmar starts first multilateral domestic talks

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 31 (IANS) Myanmar's first multilateral roundtable summit talks on domestic political affairs started Friday at the Presidential Palace here. Attending the talks are 14 representatives of the government, parliament, political parties, the military and the Union Election Commission, including President U. Thein Sein and two vice presidents, speakers of the two houses U. Sh...

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Bollywood is getting more sophisticated: Hollywood's Michael Hoffman

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Hollywood director Michael Hoffman says the Hindi film industry is not only finding space at international festivals but is also becoming more sophisticated while remaining rooted. Bollywood is shifting and changing. Bollywood is getting more sophisticated and broader but still maintaining the roots of Indian cinema, Hoffman, who is here to promote his movie The Be...

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Union Carbide ex-chief Warren Anderson is dead

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Warren Anderson, who headed Union Carbide when a gas leak in its Bhopal pesticide plant killed thousands, is dead, the New York Times reported. Anderson died Sep 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida, aged 92, the Times said. His death, not announced by his family, was confirmed from public records. Anderson flew to Bhopal four days after the worl...

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ICC chief greets Nepal, Uganda for moving up in world league

Dubai, Oct 31 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman N. Srinivasan Friday congratulated Nepal and Uganda for qualifying for ICC World Cricket League Division 2 (WCL Div.2), which will be played in Namibia Jan 17-24, 2015. Nepal and Uganda sealed their progression after reaching the final of Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Kuala Lumpur Thursday. In the f...

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When death ruled the streets of Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) It was an accidental meeting with a Military Police officer that led us to the house of death in Delhi in 1984. We had witnessed on the evening of Oct 31 the first bout of anti-Sikh violence that followed Indira Gandhi's assassination. We were near the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in south Delhi where the prime minister was declared dead after...

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Low key birthday celebrations for Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 31 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy celebrated a low-key 71st birthday Friday. He visited the church, heard people's complaints and met school children. The morning began with the routine meeting with a crowd and discussing their problems. He also met school children from two local schools who greeted him with roses. He is a person who do...

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Militants threaten to behead Malaysian captive

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 31 (IANS) Abu Sayyaf militants have threatened to behead a Malaysian captive if ransom is not paid in November. Fish breeder Chan Sai Chuin's wife Chin Pek Nyen said the militants had not set any particular day for their November deadline but warned her they would kill him if the full ransom of RM 3 million (about $910,000) was not paid, the Malaysian Star reported. ...

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Austrian cyclist sets new world hour record

Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) Matthias Brandle of Austria set a new cycling world hour record with his 51.85-km effort, adding more than 700 metres to the old mark set by Germany's Jens Voigt last month. Brandle, three-time Austrian time-trial champion, set the new record at Switzerland's Aigle velodrome Thursday, reports Xinhua. I knew after 30 minutes that I was going to succeed, said t...

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Australians looking for surrogate mothers in India denied visas

Canberra, Oct 31 (IANS) Childless Australian couples looking for surrogate mothers in India are being denied visas to enter the country, media reported Friday. Surrogacy advocates said India had effectively frozen out Australians from the surrogacy industry following recent revelations that a child was abandoned in India by an Australian couple, ABC reported. India has put a free...

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Australia, US lift sanctions imposed on Fiji

Canberra, Oct 31 (IANS) Australia and the US have lifted sanctions they imposed on Fiji after the 2006 coup, media reported Friday. Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Friday began a two-day visit to Fiji, and expressed hope the two countries could begin a new and improved relationship together, Xinhua reported. Both Australia and the US imposed several sanctions on Fiji, m...

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Raja, Kanimozhi formally charged in money laundering case

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The special court hearing the 2G spectrum allocation case has framed charges of money laundering against former telecom minister A. Raja, his party colleague and DMK MP Kanimozhi and the other accused. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini framed the charges Friday. The accused have been booked under various sections dealing with the Prev...

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Acting with one's wife even more exciting: Hiten Tejwani

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) TV actor Hiten Tejwani is joining the cast of Meri Aashiqui Tumse Hi, which stars his wife and actress Gauri Pradhan Tejwani. He is excited to work with his real life partner in the show. Hiten and Gauri were the leading pair in Kutumb, which went on air in 2001, and after many years, they are sharing the screen space once again. Any role for an actor is exc...

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Union Carbide ex-chief Warren Anderson is dead

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Warren Anderson, former chief executive officer of the Union Carbide Corporation, is dead, a media report said Friday. He was 92. His death revived memories of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. He died Sep 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida, The New York Times reported. His death, which was not announced by his family, was confirmed from publ...

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Finnish scientists identify new type of black hole

Helsinki, Oct 31 (IANS) Finnish researchers have discovered a new type of low-mass black hole, which is a bright celestial body that emits X-ray, the University of Turku has said. Researchers at the Finnish university, in cooperation with colleagues from Mexico and the US, have discovered a binary system, SWIFT J1753.5-0127, which is a mass between a black hole and a neutron star, Xinhua...

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Himalayan Viagra fuels gold rush for local Tibetans

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Overwhelmed by people trying to find the prized medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra, two isolated Tibetan communities have managed to implement a successful system for the sustainable harvest of the precious natural resource, suggests research. There is this mistaken notion that indigenous people are incapable of solving complicated problems on their own....

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Kurdish women fighters, an unprecedented example of equality in Middle East

Madrid, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) The Syrian city of Kobane, where resistance against jihadis of the Islamic State (IS) has become a symbol of Kurdish unity, is also an unprecedented example of equality for its women, who fight side by side with men in the streets. The images of Kobane, under siege by the IS for the past 40 days, and especially of women of the Kurdish People's Protection Units...

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'Roar' - a bore you may abhor

Film: Roar - Tigers of the Sundarbans; Cast: Abhinav Shukla, Achint Kaur, Nora Fatehi, Ali Quli Mirza and Subrat Dutta; Director: Kamal Sadanah; Rating: **1/2 If you're looking for a rewarding cinematic experience with a coherent plot and well-rounded characters, then Roar may just prove a bore that you'd probably abhor. But if you're the sort (like me) who grants leeway to movie...

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UP appoints officers to expedite pending court cases

Lucknow, Oct 31 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has asked officials to expedite thousands of cases pending in different courts, officials said Friday. It has done so by asking divisional commissioners and district magistrates to direct district level nodal officers to contact district judges on a daily basis and to provide the list of cases to be taken up. Chief Secretary Alo...

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Deven Bhojani dons director's hat for 'Pukaar'

Mumbai, Oct 31 ( IANS) He directed the entertaining and comical Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai back in 2005. Now after nine years, actor Deven Bhojani has gone behind the cameras once again - but this time, for an action-packed show titled Pukaar - Call For The Hero. Famous for his comic roles and unabashed humour, Deven is excited about directing the mini-series for Life OK as it is different fro...

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I don't want to be termed as hot: Lisa Haydon

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Lisa Haydon, who does not wish to be tagged as hot, says her performance in Queen has helped people to pay attention to her acting acumen. Before 'Queen', people perceived me (just) as a model. I worked very hard to prove myself as a good actor. I needed the right opportunity, and now I feel people have started taking me seriously as an actress ...

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