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Man who stole 2,000 pieces of lingerie arrested

Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) Chinese police have arrested a man in the autonomous region of Guangxi in southern China who stole 2,000 sets of lingerie from his neighbours and hid them in the false ceiling of the staircase of his apartment, the South China Morning Post reported Monday. The residents of Yulin city were surprised to discover that the lingerie sets that had disappeared mysteri...

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Men, style up for X-mas parties

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) It's that time of the year when parties can be planned at the drop of a hat. So, keep your wardrobe ready to suit up for year-end fun. Men's apparel brand John Players has some tips that help you look your best, said a statement: * The holiday affair: Get into the vacation mode by adding prints to your ensemble. Wear a white quirly printed T shirt with a...

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Nimrat excited about 'Airlift'

Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Actress Nimrat Kaur, who was last seen in the critically acclaimed film The Lunchbox, is excited to share screen space with Akshay Kumar in Airlift. When asked about the film, Nimrat said: I've signed a film called 'Airlift' opposite Akshay. It's a very good story and we will shoot in Abu Dhabi. It is based on a real life story and I am very excited to work in this ...

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Anti-terror war can be won through unity: Imran Khan

Peshawar, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said Monday that the war on terror can be won through unity of the nation, Radio Pakistan reported. The war is difficult but not impossible, Imran Khan said during a press conference in Peshawar Monday. The PTI chief demanded restoration of the original role to the Frontier Constabulary, legislation to ba...

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I do films, if I like script: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Aamir Khan, whose PK has opened to rave reviews and roaring box office success, says he chooses a film on the basis of the script and not box office prospects. PK, which came out Friday, has managed to gross Rs.95.21 crore in three days. When asked if it is true that he chooses films on the basis of box office prospects, Aamir said: It's a very unfortunate t...

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Nargis Fakhri likes to capture India's historic locations

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Actress Nargis Fakhri, who loves travelling and clicking selfies, says the country is full of locations worth capturing. On a recent trip to the capital, Nargis clicked her selfies with the Lodhi tomb in the backdrop as part of the Romancing India with Lumia 535 campaign. She was thrilled to be part of it as it brought together two of her passions -- travel and s...

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PBD to host sessions on Girmitiyas, Francophone diaspora

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the world's largest annual gathering of people of Indian origin to be held in Gandhinagar in Gujarat Jan 7-9, will see a number of 'firsts' this time, including a session devoted to Girmitiyas and on the Francophone diaspora. The PBD, to be held at Mahatma Mandir, would kick off with the Youth PBD Jan 7 that will have two sessio...

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Terrorists will be hunted down in Pakistan: Sharif

Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday chaired a high-level meeting on counter-terrorism, which decided to crush rising terrorism in the country with full force. The meeting reviewed all existing anti-terror laws and decided to bring necessary amendments in order to toughen these laws, Dawn online reported. The prime minister's Special Assistant Khaw...

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Rescue operation for Indonesia landslide ends

Bangkok, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) Authorities Monday called off the search for survivors of the Dec 12 landslide in the Indonesian island of Java which claimed 95 lives and left 13 people missing. The last two bodies to be found were those of a mother and her child, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson of Indonesia's disaster management agency. Hundreds of volunteers and emergency me...

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House in which 8 kids found dead to be demolished

Sydney, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) The home in Cairns in northeastern Australia where eight children were found stabbed to death last week will be demolished and a memorial erected, officials said Monday. Family members and friends continue paying tribute to the deceased close to the house where police found eight children -- four boys and four girls aged between two and 14 years -- whose identit...

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Tourism campaigns had positive impact on foreigners: Government

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) A survey conducted in three countries -- the US, France and Australia -- has revealed that the tourism campaigns launched in these nations had a positive impact on the targeted audience, Parliament was informed here Monday. Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in the Lok Sabha said that a study Assessment of International media c...

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Lok Sabha sees protests, disruptions over conversion row

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Proceedings in the Lok Sabha were also disrupted Monday over the conversion row with the house adjourned thrice as as opposition parties protested and demanded a statement from the prime minister in the matter. The main opposition Congress staged walkout from the house over the issue. The issue was raised by Congress' K.C. Venugopal during zero hour, who ...

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Storage of radioactive waste collected in Fukushima delayed

Tokyo, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) The Japanese government has indefinitely delayed the storage of radioactive waste collected during the cleanup near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant as it has yet to build secure tanks to hold the waste, media reported Monday citing officials. The authorities had planned to move the waste to storage tanks in January. However, that deadline has been put-o...

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Mallika has not got her due in Bollywood

Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Director K.C. Bokadia is impressed with Mallika Sherawat's work in his directorial venture Dirty Politics and feels that her talent has not been tapped properly in Bollywood. He said: I know her capacity and I can get better work from her, better than that in 'Dirty Politics'. I have seen her capacity as an actor. She is an atom bomb. It is just that she has...

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Bokadia keen to remake 'Phool Bane Angaray' with Mallika

Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Director K.C. Bokadia is planning to remake his 1991 directorial venture Phool Bane Angaray with actress Mallika Sherawat. He says just like the original, the new version will also be women-centric. I made 'Phool Bane Angaray' with Rekha and again, I hope we are making it with Mallika Sherawat. It will be a completely heroine-oriented film, Bokadia told reporters at...

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Govinda a rare combination of actor-dancer: Raveena Tandon

Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Govinda, who turned 51 recently, is unique in Bollywood for his ability to dance and act well at the same time, says his popular co-star of many films, Raveena Tandon. She hopes that his daughter Narmada has inherited his enthusiasm and passion for movies. There cannot be another Govinda. I had the pleasure of doing six films with him. What a fantastic journey it ha...

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Reform consultation to start soon: Hong Kong chief executive

Hong Kong, Dec 22 (IANS) The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government will soon start the second phase of the public consultation on political reform, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said here Monday, adding that he believes there is sufficient time to complete the task. Speaking to media, Leung said the National People's Congress Standing Committee decision...

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Congress MLAs support Chandy over liquor policy changes

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 22 (IANS) A majority of Congress legislators in Kerala Monday gave their full support to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on the changes made to the state liquor policy. The legislators, however, expressed their displeasure over the way party president V.M. Sudheeran criticised the tweaking of the policy. Congress legislator Benny Behanan told IANS that 31 of ...

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Unlicensed Cambodian doctor charged with spreading HIV

Phnom Penh, Dec 22 (IANS) A court in Cambodia's northwest Battambang province Monday charged an unlicensed doctor with spreading HIV to more than 100 people in the province's Roka village, the court's prosecutor Nuon San said. The court accused him of intentionally spreading HIV, conducting murder with cruel act under the Criminal Code's Article 205, and doing medical business without a ...

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Mid-fielder Kramer to return to Bayer Leverkusen

Berlin, Dec 22 (IANS) German international Christoph Kramer will return to Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the current season after four years of loan spell and has extended the contract until 2019, the Bundesliga club confirmed Monday. The 23-year-old mid-fielder, who played in Leverkusen's youth and reserve teams from 2008 to 2011, was promoted to the first team in 2011 with a six-year ...

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