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Britney Spears 'fed up' of father's control

Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears is allegedly fed up of her father Jamie Spears controlling her finances. The 32-year-old's personal and professional affairs have been controlled by Jamie and Andrew Wallett since 2008, but she wants the conservatorship to come to an end, so she is free to marry her boyfriend David Lucado, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She's so sick o...

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Kerala readies new liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Kerala's new liquor policy would be submitted to the high court on Aug 26, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Friday. Today (Friday) morning we have finalised the details of the liquor policy that was recommended last evening by the UDF (United Democratic Front), Chandy told reporters here, just hours after declaring that Kerala will be on the road to bec...

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Taylor Swift 'horrified' to see John Mayer

Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Country musicianTaylor Swift was shocked to see her former boyfriend John Mayer at the same restaurant. The duo split in 2010 following a brief romance and the 24-year-old apparently didn't take the break-up very well as it was believed she referenced the 36-year-old in her track Dear John four years ago. She was reportedly so stunned to see the singer ...

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Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression

London, Aug 22 (IANS) A new study involving 10,000 mothers has shown that women who breastfed their babies were at significantly lower risk of postnatal depression than those who did not. The study, by researchers in Britain and Spain, was published in this week's British scientific journal Maternal and Child Health, Xinhua reports. It used data of 13,998 births in Britain in the...

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Kolkata remembers theatre legend Sombhu Mitra

Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Dubbed as the pioneer of contemporary Bengali theatre, thespian Sombhu Mitra's birth centenary celebrations were ushered in Friday with discussions revisiting his works and interviews of those associated with him. Born Aug 22, 1915, the Ramon Magsaysay Award winner produced some of the finest adaptations of world classics for Bengali audiences. Be it the ma...

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Pakistan media flays India for axing talks

Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Two Pakistani newspapers Friday denounced India's decision to call off talks between their foreign secretaries, saying it had dealt a serious blow to the bilateral peace process. The decision is regrettable. We hope better sense prevails and both sides are able to transcend all the obstacles to a resumption of the talks at the earliest, the Daily Times said in an...

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Amy Winehouse sculpture to be unveiled in London

London, Aug 22 (IANS) A sculpture to commemorate Amy Winehouse is to be unveiled at Camden market in north London, near the singer's last home. The memorial, which has been designed by Scott Eaton, will be a life-size brass sculpture of Winehouse and will stand at the centre of the Stables market, a short walk from the townhouse where the 27-year-old died of alcohol poisoning in July 20...

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Mariah Carey 'heartbroken' by split from husband?

Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey is said to be heartbroken by her split from husband Nick Cannon. Cannon, the host of America's Got Talent has confirmed he and Carey have been living apart for a few months and friends blame his heavy work load for the separation, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She is heartbroken. This has been going on for months. It has a lot to do wit...

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America's Fatburger now in India

Gurgaon, Aug 22 (IANS) American burger chain Fatburger is set to launch in the country, with its first location being in the busy Cyber Hub area here. It will be inaugurated in the last week of August. The outlet has adjusted the menu to suit Indian cultural and taste preferences. It has incorporated chicken and lamb burgers in its menu as well as given a significant emphasis on...

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Rohit Shetty to direct 'Ram Lakhan' remake

Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar is set to produce the remake of Subhash Ghai's 1989 film Ram Lakhan in association with the latter's Mukta Arts. Hit director Rohit Shetty has been roped in to helm the project. Here's the big announcement! Rohit Shetty & Karan Johar, in association with Mukta Arts, present RAM LAKHAN in 2016, read a message from the official Twitter handle...

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Novel way to monitor drone's parametres

New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Drones are the future of home delivery and surveillance but to achieve this consistently, they will have to tackle high winds and other uncertainties like depletion of fuel. Now, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a novel system that makes it easy for drones to undertake lengthy delivery missions. The team first devel...

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Justin Bieber pays $10,000 bill for pet monkey

Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber has finally paid over $10,000 to cover the cost of caring for the pet monkey he abandoned in Germany last year. Bieber landed in trouble with authorities in Germany in March 2013 for illegally bringing his pet primate Mally into the country without the necessary paperwork or vaccinations. And instead of providing the needed documents, he ch...

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Irom Sharmila again arrested in Manipur

Imphal, Aug 22 (IANS) Activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on an indefinite fast in Manipur for nearly 14 years demanding repeal of a law giving sweeping powers to the armed forces to tackle terrorism, was again arrested Friday, two days after she was released following a court order. Police arrived at the site of her protest in the morning and arrested her despite resistance from Sharmi...

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Infosys-sponsored prize for Argentine mathematician

Bangalore, Aug 22 (IANS) Argentina-born mathematics evangelist Adrian Paenza won the prestigious Leelavathi Prize, sponsored by the Indian IT bellwether's Infosys Foundation in partnership with the International Mathematical Union. Paenza has been recognised for his contributions in changing and influencing the way Argentineans perceive mathematics in their daily life, the foundation sai...

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Double-header at Chennai race track

Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) There will be no dearth of action at the MMRT circuit here this weekend with the third round of the MRF MoGrip-FMSCI National Supercross Championship to be staged alongside Round 4 of the MMSC-FMSCI National Racing Championship. The National Supercross championship moves south after the first two rounds were held in Nashik and Pune in May. Organised by Godspeed (Pu...

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Not just body, treat your partner as a whole

New York, Aug 22 (IANS) Are you among those who treat their partners in terms of how they can provide sexual pleasure rather than viewing them as complete human beings with thoughts and feelings? This behaviour can lead you towards sexual pressure and coercion in life sooner than later. According to new research, men who frequently objectify their partner's bodies by excessively ...

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Sitting is the new smoking, so get off your bottom

A friend once called me a fat, lazy slob. I chose to interpret this as a compliment. Denial has always been one of my strongest superpowers. But I did start thinking seriously about health when I saw a TV report on a new sport called base jumping, in which you jump off buildings wearing flappy clothing. At least, they call it new, but we had it when I was young, when it was called commit...

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Moon soil charged by electric spark?

Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) High-energy particles from solar storms may have electrically charged the soil in the moon's frigid polar regions, altering its properties, a study suggests. This could change our understanding of the evolution of planetary surfaces in the solar system. The charging may create sparking, or electrostatic breakdown, and this breakdown weathering process ha...

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Lahiri looking forward to European Masters

Bern, Aug 22 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri could strengthen his position on the Asian Tour Order of Merit when the Omega European Masters returns to the scenic Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club from Sep 4-7. The Omega European Masters, which is set against the picturesque backdrop of the Swiss Alps, has always been highly rated amongst the players and will launch the second half of the Asian To...

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SC notice to centre, poll panel over Congress plea

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a petition challenging a Delhi High Court direction to investigate the Congress party's foreign funding. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, while issuing notice returnable in eight weeks, said that the provision on foreign funding requires an inter...

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