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Inter Milan signs Montenegrin striker Stevan Jovetic

Rome, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) Inter Milan announced signing of Montenegrin striker Stevan Jovetic from Manchester City in a four-year contract, until June 30, 2019. We are excited by the signing of Jovetic. He's another important addition to our squad. A dynamic forward that will add value to our attack, the Italian club's president, Erick Thohir, said in a statement on Friday. Thohir w...

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AICW 2015: Varun Bahl launches bespoke luxury wedding company

New Delhi, August 1 (IANS) With designers across the globe trying to enter the lifestyle space with different associations and ventures, designer Varun Bahl considered this an ideal time to open his bespoke luxury wedding company. The new venture was announced in the form of a fashion show at the ongoing Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) 2015 where he showcased his latest collection. <...

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Want tangible proposal from government over impasse: Congress

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said that its taking part in an all-party meeting on Monday depended on tangible proposal from the government to break the impasse on its demands and the party was not interested in any photo opportunity. We are not interested in mere photo-ops. The prime minister must first tell us what action is being taken on our demands, party senior s...

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Jacqueline a live wire on 'Bangistan' sets: Riteish

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez is going through a great phase, working with big stars under big banners, and her first hero, Riteish Deshmukh has a great opinion of her, terming her a live wire on the sets of their latest film Bangistan. Asked at a media interaction about the equation he shared with Jacqueline, Riteish said: One thing that has not changed about her i...

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Pulkit Samrat happy to find an elder brother in Riteish

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Bangistan duo Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat had earlier claimed that there is no bromance between them in the film, but in real life, there is a strong bond between them, with Pulkit saying that he's happy to find an elder brother in Riteish. He has been a great support throughout the film. Before meeting him I was really nervous. He has a brilliant comic timi...

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Wanted to become a director since I was a kid: Karan Anshuman

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Bangistans debutant director Karan Anshuman said becoming a film critic wasn't ever his preferred choice of career since he always wanted to become a director. I always wanted to become a director since several years even before I became a critic. Becoming a critic though was a detour in my career. But I always wanted to be a director since I was a kid, he said at ...

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Petrol cut by Rs.2.43 a litre, diesel by Rs.3.60

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Oil marketer Indian Oil Corp on Friday cut petrol and diesel by Rs.2.43 and Rs 3.60 a litre respectively, prices inclusive levies at Delhi and effective midnight, following a fall in international crude oil prices consequent to the Iran nuclear deal. ...

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Only weak actors scared of being typecast: Gulshan Grover

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Typecast as a villain, actor Gulshan Grover earned the name Bad Man for numerous villainous roles in the 1980s and 1990s but was never worried about being slotted as he was courageous, unlike other weak actors. People are frightened to be typecast. I, in fact created the typecast. It is the weaker actors who are scared of being typecast. If you're a good actor, str...

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Special Olympics: Sekhon bags double gold

Los Angeles/New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Fourteen-year-old Prabhroop Sekhon won a double gold for India in roller-skating while Phoolan Devi bagged the yellow metal in powerlifting at the Special Olympics here on Friday. Sekhona an autistic kid claimed two gold medals in 300m and 500m roller-skating. He is a student of ASHA school, Lucknow Cannt, where he has been coached. Phoolan D...

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Reliance arm offers access to Amazon web services

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Reliance Communications' arm Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) on Friday announced a direct access to Amazon web services via its cloud platform. Using our Cloud X Fusion, businesses can take advantage of our enterprise grade connectivity from 90 countries to connect their on-premise environment into an Amazon web services port over our global infrastructure, GCX chief ex...

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Situation in Rajasthan's rain-affected areas improving

Jaipur, July 31 (IANS) The situation has started to improve in rain-affected areas of Rajasthan as no heavy rainfall was recorded in the state in the past 24 hours, officials said. Situation in Jalore district, which has been worst affected due to heavy rainfall has started to improve. There is no water logging in Sanchore that was the most affected. However there still is around 2-3 fee...

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Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test, Scorecard

Birmingham, July 31 (IANS) Following is the scorecard of the Third Ashes Test between Australia and England at Edgbaston here on Friday. Australia 1st innings: Chris Rogers lbw b Broad 52 David Warner lbw b Anderson 2 Steve Smith c Cook b Finn 7 Michael Clarke b 10 Adam Voges c Buttler b Anderson 16 Mitchell Marsh c Buttler b Anderson 0 ...

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Ajay Devgn meets Akhilesh, lauds UP's film policy

Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, actress Shriya Saran and film producer Kumar Mangat on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and appreciated the state's film policy, an official said. The cast of Bollywood film Drishyam, which was released nationwide on Friday, said the state government was doing good work to promote film production related activities...

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Manisha, Divya play sisters but rivals in 'Chehere'

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Chehere is likely to be actress Manisha Koirala's first release almost three years after Bhoot Returns and in it, she and Divya Dutta play sisters who also compete with each other as actors. There are two sisters, played by me and Manisha Koirala and there is rivalry between them which directs the plot of the film in a palace, Divya told media persons at the music ...

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UP Technical University renamed after Abdul Kalam

Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced the UP Technical University is being renamed to honour late former president and distinguished scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. The UPTU would now be known as the Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University. Recalling how Kalam had great affection for the state and had only recently inaugurated th...

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Smoking weakens spine, causes spine infections: Experts

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Smoking weakens the spine and thus further leads to several types of diseases including infection in the spine, health experts warned here on Friday. According to the experts, smoking reduces bone density, which puts the vertebrae at greater risk of developing osteoporosis, facet disease, spinal arthritis and other degenerative spine conditions. Cigarett...

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145 companies being probed for chit fund scams

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) In its crackdown on corporate fraud and chit fund scams, the government has, during the last three years and current year, ordered investigations of 145 companies allegedly involved in illegal deposit taking, parliament was told on Friday. 'Fraud' has been defined as a substantive offence in the Companies Act, 2013 and its section 143(12) requires the auditor o...

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Exide Life Insurance not to dilute stakes

Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Although the Indian government has allowed upto 49 percent stakeholding by foreign companies in the Indian insurance sector, Kolkatra-based battery maker Exide Industries on Friday said it wants to be a long-term player in the life insurance space and its not considering diluting its stakes in Exide Life Insurance. Asked if the company is considering stake dilutio...

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Ashes: England go 2-1 up with eight wicket win

Birmingham, July 31 (IANS) Ian Bell struck an unbeaten half century as England capped their overwhelming domination with a eight-wicket win over Australia in the third Test at Edgbaston here on Friday to go up 2-1 in the Ashes series. After Australia's tail enders stretched their second innings to 265, setting England a 121-run target, Bell (65 not out) and Joe Root (38 not out) stitched...

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Over 32,000 cases of women's rights violation in 2014-15

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) More than 32,000 cases of violation of rights of women have been reported by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in 2014-15 and the figure for this year so far is 9,786, parliament was informed on Friday. A statement tabled in reply to question by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said 16,584, 22,422, 32,118 and 9,786 cases of...

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