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Can't wait to direct Anushka, Aishwarya: Karan Johar

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is gearing up for his directorial venture Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, says he can't wait to direct Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film as he has previously not worked with them. The film also features Ranbir Kapoor. The film that I am directing has Ranbir (Kapoor), Anushka (Sharma) and Aishwarya. I can't wait to direct ...

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Delhi court defers hearing in midnight raid case

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A court in Delhi on Friday deferred the hearing in a case against former state law minister Somnath Bharti on the alleged molestation of African women during a midnight raid last year. The Delhi Police submitted a report before the court that it has informed the concerned sanction authority of the state government over seeking seeking sanction on a priority bas...

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Goa minister does flip flop on LGBT cure centres

Panaji, March 27 (IANS) Two months after Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar announced plans to establish centres to cure LGBT youth with medication, he has officially denied any such plans. In a written reply tabled on Friday during the budget session of the Goa legislative assembly, Tawadkar said Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth were identified as a target group in the...

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England cricket chief predicts victory over Windies

London, March 27 (IANS) England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves has described the West Indies Test side as mediocre, adding there will be some enquires if England do not win the upcoming series in the Caribbean. A 20-man West Indies squad has been announced to begin a training camp from April 5 ahead of the first Test in Antigua on April 13, reports CMC. Grav...

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Capital's Sangam Cinema reopens in swish revamped form

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The once low-cost single screen Sangam Cinema here has been revamped into a multiplex with two screens, improved projection and sound facilities, and comfortable seating for 392. It was inaugurated by Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The theatre, situated in South Delhi's R.K. Puram area, has been acquired by multiplex chain PVR and opened its doors to the...

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Karauli Devi mela in Rajasthan ends

Agra, March 27 (IANS) The annual Karauli Devi mela that started a week ago near Kaila Devi shrine in Rajasthan ended on Friday with over 50 lakh devotees participating in the nine-day-long Chaitra Navratri festival. The annual mela, one of the biggest congregations of devotees from across India especially from western parts of Uttar Pradesh, is organised in Rajasthan's Karauli district, ...

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Chikungunya virus may soon spread to US

Washington, March 27 (IANS) The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus may soon spread to the US, predicts a new study. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine emphasised on stepping up efforts to reduce mosquito population. Chikungunya continues to be a major threat to public health around the world, said researcher Scott Weaver from the University of Texas Medical ...

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T&T board welcomes Simmons appointment as new Windies head coach

Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), March 27 (IANS) The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (T&TCB) has welcomed the appointment of Phil Simmons as the new head coach of the West Indies cricket team. The T&TCB said it's confident the former West Indies allrounder will have an impact following the disappointing performance of the regional team at the ongoing World Cup in Australia and New Zea...

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Gibson reappointed England bowling coach for Windies series

London, March 27 (IANS) Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been reappointed as England's fast-bowling coach for the forthcoming tour of the Caribbean. Gibson was England's bowling coach for nearly three years from 2007 before he was appointed as head coach of the West Indies, reports CMC. He left that job last August after guiding the West Indies to a World Twenty20 c...

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BCCI proud of Indian team despite semifinal exit

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) BCCI president Jagmohan Dlamiya said on Friday the Indian board is proud of its team as it played some outstanding cricket in the World Cup Down Under before crashing out in the semi-finals against Australia. In its quest to retain its title, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-captained side remained undefeated in the group stage. They overwhelmed Bangladesh in the quarter-...

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Stampede kills 10 in Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 27 (IANS) At least 10 people, including seven women, died in a stampede at a Hindu religious gathering in Bangladesh, a media report said on Friday. The accident occurred during Ashtami snan, the Hindu holy bath in the Old Brahmaputra river, at Langalbandh, bdnews24.com reported. All the victims were over 50 years of age, said a police officer, adding that the auth...

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Indian theatre productions to be staged in Slovenia

Ljubljana, March 27 (IANS) Two theatre productions from India will be staged for the first time in a week-long theatre festival in the Balkan nation of Slovenia. The two plays, entitled Comedy About the End of the World directed by Avijit Dutt and Take Me in Your Hands directed by Dipika Roy are being staged by Yatrik theatre group of New Delhi and Banyan Tree Productions of Mumbai in th...

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Government to invest $10 bn in chip manufacturing units

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The government would invest $10 billion in chip manufacturing facilities coming up in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, where a consortium of firms are to set up the production bases. India would also be investing $400 million in developing an Indian version of micro-processor. These are part of the initiatives that are under way to create an eco-system that lays focu...

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India needs to be energy independent to serve people's need: Modi

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Stressing on energy security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India will have to be independent in this area and seek new avenues to replenish existing sources in a bid to serve the growing appetite of the people. We need to be independent when it comes to providing our people with energy, Modi said, while inaugurating the Urja Sangam - 2015 confer...

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Court rejects Salman's plea to ban media during recording of statement

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan moved an application to ban the media during the recording of his statement in a 2002 hit-and-run case in a sessions court here on Friday but it was rejected. Judge D. W. Deshpande rejected the plea but directed the media to report only after the recording of Salman's entire statement is completed. He also directed the media...

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Navy plane crash: Co-pilot's body found

Panaji, March 27 (IANS) The body of the Lt. Abhinav Nagori, the co-pilot of the Dornier-228 maritime surveillance aircraft that crashed into the Arabian Sea near Goa, was recovered on Friday, an officer said. Lt. Nagori's body was recovered from the fuselage of the aircraft, which was located on Thursday. The officer said the body was taken to Goa. On Thursday, the body o...

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Beware! High-fat diet can alter your behaviour

New York, March 27 (IANS) High-fat diet can affect brain health and promote changes in your behaviour, including increased anxiety, impaired memory, and repetitive behaviour, warns a new study. The findings published in the journal Biological Psychiatry suggest that even those who are not obese should avoid fatty foods to stave of diet-induced psychiatric disorders. High-fat diet...

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Would love if someone imitates our designs: A&T's David Abraham

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) David Abraham of brand Abraham & Thakore (A&T), whose designs have been acquired by Victoria & Albert Museum in London for its permanent collection, says he has no qualms if a local shopkeeper imitates his designs as he feels that's how fashion will move on. Abraham is also happy that the concept of fashion weeks in the country has exploded and move...

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Brazil snap France's unbeaten run after World Cup

Paris, March 27 (IANS) France were handed their first defeat since the World Cup in an international friendly hosting Brazil at the Stade de France here. Goals from Neymar and Luiz Gustavo after the interval on Thursday earned Dunga's side a comeback 3-1 triumph in a repeat of the 1998 World Cup final, reports Xinhua. Raphael Varane headed the hosts into an early lead, but the mo...

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Marquinhos signs one-year extension with PSG

Paris, March 27 (IANS) Football club Paris Saint-German has announced that the defending Ligue 1 champions have signed a one-year extension with Brazilian defender Marquinhos. The new contract that was announced on Thursday will keep the 20-year-old in Paris until 2019, reports Xinhua. PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi stated that they moved quickly to tie Marquinhos to a longer d...

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