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German Bundesliga standings

Berlin, March 1 (IANS) Following are the German Bundesliga standings after Saturday evening's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Bayern Munich 23 18 4 1 63 10 58 VfL Wolfsburg 22 14 5 3 48 24 47 Bor. Moenchengladbach 22 10 7 5 29 18 37 Bayer Lev...

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Sajad Lone rushes to Jammu to be sworn in as minister

Jammu, March 1 (IANS) Sajad Gani Lone, former separatist leader and chief of the Peoples Conference, rushed to Jammu to join the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir as a cabinet minister Sunday, a source said. He received a call from the senior BJP leadership at the centre to reach to Jammu, a source close to Lone told IANS on phone from Srinagar. The source added Lone had fl...

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Alicia Keys shares first image of newborn son

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Singer Alicia Keys took to photo-sharing site Instagram to introduce her newborn son to the world with a classic family portrait. The black and white photograph, which exuded a timeless feel, shows the singer cradling the two-month old Genesis Ali Dean on a beige sofa, reports mirror.co.uk. She is accompanied by her husband Swizz Beatz, his son Kassee...

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Dortmund overpowers Schalke 3-0 in German Bundesliga

Berlin, March 1 (IANS) Dortmund won the 146th edition of the Revierderby against Schalke, while Leverkusen reaped their ninth victory of the season at the 23rd round of Bundesliga on Saturday. Juergen Klopp's men extended their winning run to four straight victories as they overpowered Schalke with three late goals at the 146th Revierderby, Xinhua reported. Dortmund controlled th...

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Ryan Gosling gets tattoo for daughter?

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) It seems Ryan Gosling has turned to body art to showcase his love for his daughter. The actor was spotted with 'Esme' - which is short for Esmeralda -- written onto his knuckles. The 'inking' sent his fans into a tizzy with a speculation -- whether it was a tattoo or just a doodle. The actor, who welcomed his first child with Eva Mendes in September l...

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A horrible nightmare: Madonna on her backwards stumble

London, March 1 (IANS) Talking about her backward stumble during her gig at the BRIT Awards, singer Madonna says it was a 'horror show' after her performance went horribly awry. The 56-year-old opened up about the incident while talking on The Jonathan Ross Show, which is set to air on March 14, reports dailymail.co.uk. The singer had been performing her new single Living for lo...

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Sierra Leone's vice president on self-imposed quarantine for Ebola

Freetown, March 1 (IANS) Sierra Leone's Vice President Alhaji Samsumana is on self-imposed quarantine following the death of one of his close bodyguards, Deputy Minister of Information Theo Nicol said on Saturday. The vice president has decided to quarantine himself for 21 days to make sure he is free of the disease, Xinhua cited Nicol as saying. The bodyguard, John Koroma is rep...

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Gigi Hadid ditches old makeup regime

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) American fashion model and TV personality Gigi Hadid says she is stepping up her makeup game after being unveiled as the new face of cosmetics brand Maybelline last month. The 19-year-old has broken away from her old beauty regime and started experimenting with cooler looks since landing the spokesperson's role, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I feel like ...

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N-talks at crucial stage: Iran

Tehran, March 1 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the nuclear talks with the six world powers has entered a crucial stage. Zarif made the remarks at a joint press conference with his visiting Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni, saying that Iran and the US held detailed and fruitful bilateral talks in the Swiss city of Geneva from February 21 to 2...

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IS to release 29 Assyrian Christians abducted in Syria

Damascus, March 1 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) has decided to release 29 Assyrian Christians, who were part of over 200 members of the community kidnapped by the radical group earlier this week, a group monitoring the Syrian war said Saturday. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Assyrian Christian leaders have conducted talks with the IS leadership through media...

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Kelly Osbourne quits 'Fashion Police'

Los Angeles, Mar 1 (IANS) Singer Kelly Osbourne has quit Fashion Police. The 30-year-old, who has worked on the E! series since 2011, has walked away from the show just days after co-host Giuliana Rancic was forced to apologise to Disney star Zendaya Coleman for making an outrageously offensive comment about her dreadlocks, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The network confirmed the new...

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Violence in Bangladesh ahead of opposition's 72-hour strike

Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Stray incidents of violence were reported in parts of Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Saturday, ahead of former prime minister Khaleda Zia-led opposition alliance's call for another round of strike from Sunday morning. A Dhaka Metropolitan (DMP) official, who did not wish to be named, said miscreants put on fire at least eight vehicles in parts of Dhaka and Na...

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BJP hails budget, opposition calls it pro-rich

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The NDA government Saturday hailed the Union Budget 2015-16 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling it progressive and practical while the opposition slammed it for being pro-rich. Modi, commenting on the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, said it had a clear vision. It is a budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic and ...

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Putin vows to bring Nemtsov's killers to justice

Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday pledged to do everything to bring the killers of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to justice. We will do everything to ensure that the perpetrators of this foul and cynical crime and those who stand behind them are properly punished, Putin said in a condolence message to Nemtsov's mother, according to a Xinhua report. ...

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'Ab Tak Chappan2': Better than expected cop and gangster flick National

Film: Ab Tak Chappan 2; Cast: Nana Patekar, Gul Panag, Ashutosh Rana, Mohan Agashe, Govind Namdeo; Directed by Aejaz Gulab; Rating: ** 1/2 (two and a half stars) Get this. If the cop-and-gangster genre must continue to flourish in Hindi cinema, it must seek sustenance in the cliches. That's what debutant director Aejaz Gulab does in the sequel to the highly-rated 2004 film. Takin...

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Budget disappointed Odisha: CM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday slammed the union budget, saying it disappointed and neglected his state. As regards Odisha, I am deeply disappointed both with the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission and the union budget, he said. Patnaik said that while the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley indicates a focus on ...

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Health budget a boon for public: Experts

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The government's decision to allocate Rs.33,152 crore for health with special emphasis on improving the public health sector was Saturday hailed by health experts who said the decision to set up new medical institutions will be a boon for the public. This budget in all is a forward-looking and stable budget. By linking financial inclusion (Jan Dhan Yojna), social...

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Budget is growth-oriented, reformist: UP industrialists

Lucknow, Feb 28 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and industrialists of Uttar Pradesh Saturday complimented Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for presenting a growth oriented, reformist and pragmatic budget. The CII said by focussing on manufacturing, ease of doing business, prohibiting black money and continuing with the ongoing reforms, the budget was set to create an enab...

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Budget allocates Rs.806 crores for judiciary

New Delhi, Feb. Feb 28 (IANS) The union budget for 2015-16 has earmarked Rs.806.2 crore for the development of judicial infrastructure in states and union territories, the National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms and the administration of justice. It has earmarked Rs.212.19 crore for the mission under the plan head which is up by Rs.124.99 crore compared to the Rs.87.30 cr...

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Budget raises India's profile, says TCS chief

Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) The union budget for 2015-16 was far sighted and bold to raise the country's profile as an investment destination, a top official Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said Saturday. The budget aims to make structural changes in taxation for driving higher corporate investment and sets a roadmap of reform over the next four years, TCS chief executive N. Chandrasekaran ...

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