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I've fallen in love with acting, says Lauren Gottlieb

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) A successful dancer from the US, Lauren Gottlieb has been trying her luck in Bollywood. Ahead of the release of her next film Welcome 2 Karachi, Lauren says she has fallen in love with acting. I have danced all my life, but I have fallen in love with acting only recently. Dancing is all about expression and acting is very internal, so it's interesting to bring that ...

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House maid dies in fire in South Delhi

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A middle-aged woman working as a domestic help was burnt to death when a fire broke out at her employer's house in south Delhi on Wednesday afternoon, a fire official said. Around 1 p.m., we got a call regarding the fire at a house in Green Park. We immediately rushed three fire tenders to the spot. We extinguished the fire but the woman later died of burn injuri...

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Vending machines for sanitary pads installed in Bengal

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) To ease access to sanitary napkins, vending machines are being installed in schools, colleges and in public places across West Bengal to empower women and create awareness about women's health. Currently, installed in Bhawanipore Education Society College in Kolkata, the 'Vendigo' machines will dispense affordable and high-quality sanitary pads (three for Rs.10) an...

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'Delhi's anti-corruption helpline got only 282 calls'

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Delhi government's anti-corruption helpline '1031' has received 282 calls up to May 13, an RTI query has revealed. The Right to Information (RTI), filed by Advocate Vivek Garg, also revealed that seven cases have been registered on receipt of complaints through the anti-corruption helpline. (Arvind) Kejriwal's government is trying to mislead the peopl...

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Open for dialogue with anyone, within constitutional framework: Rajnath

Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government was open to a dialogue with anyone on different contentious issues, provided the talks were within the framework of the Constitution. We are (open) for a dialogue with everybody. There is an elected PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir and everybody is welcome to start a dialogue with it. I...

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TDP will fight for Telugus in different roles: Chandrababu Naidu

Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) will continue to work for the well being of Telugu people in its different roles in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and at the Centre. The TDP president said with a presence in both the states and a key role at the Centre, the TDP alone can keep Telugu people united and ensur...

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Moga molestation: High court questions government on relief

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday questioned the Punjab government on compensation and job assurance to the family of a 13-year-old girl who was molested and thrown out of a moving bus near Moga town. The bus was owned by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's Orbit Aviation transport company. The girl died while her mother, who was als...

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Mysuru decked out for coronation of new king

Mysuru (Karnataka), May 27 (IANS) Mysuru, the cultural capital of Karnataka known the world over as the 'city of palaces', is decked out to welcome its new king, with elaborate preparations in place for the coronation of the erstwhile royal family's scion Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodiyar on Thursday as the 27th titular head. For the coronation of the new king - whose forefathers r...

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German city evacuated after bomb found

Berlin, May 27 (IANS) In the biggest evacuation since the Second World War, authorities in Germany's fourth-largest city of Cologne on Wednesday started evacuating around 20,000 people after a 1,000-kg bomb was found in the north-east area of the city. According to a report in the German daily Bild, the evacuation process was taking place in the Riehl and Mülheim districts of town. <...

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Jackie Chan opens acting school in China

Beijing, May 27 (IANS/EFE) Martial arts movie star Jackie Chan, one of Asia's most famous actors, has founded a film and television school in China, web portal Sina reported on Wednesday. Chan, whose Hollywood successes include Rush Hour and a remake of Karate Kid, said in his personal micro-blog that the new school, in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, was his life-long dream. ...

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60 new coal mines to open soon: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Discounting any immediate plans to stop coal imports, Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday that the government will open more than 60 coal mines across the country in the coming days. I am delighted to announce that 60 new mines are to open in the coming days. A detailed mine-by-mine study has been made out and put on the (ministry) website so t...

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Iraqi forces recapture IS-held positions near key city

Baghdad, May 27 (IANS) Iraqi security forces and allied militias on Wednesday reclaimed positions from Islamic State (IS) militants near the city of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province, a provincial security source said. The Iraqi army, police, Sunni tribal fighters and Shia militias, known as Hashd Shaabi (Popular Mobilization), clashed with IS militants seeking to enter the Anbar Univers...

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'The Spectacular Jihad...' inspired by 9/11 attacks

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Film director Raghav Murali's forthcoming film The Spectacular Jihad of Taz Rahim has drawn its inspiration from the 9/11 attacks. The film tells the story of Taz (Rahsaan), a rapper who is blackmailed to become an undercover agent by the New York Police Department (NYPD). It is loosely inspired by real-life incidents of NYPD, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Cen...

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Inquiry into Air France flight nearly hitting mountain

Paris, May 27 (IANS) French investigators on Wednesday opened an inquiry into a near-accident involving an Air France Boeing 777 which narrowly missed central Africa's highest mountain with 37 people on board. An automatic pull-up alarm went off when the plane, travelling from Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, to Douala, Cameroon's largest city, on May 2, diverted from its normal...

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Daimler's Indian bus plant goes on stream

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) German automobile maker Daimler on Wednesday inaugurated its Rs.425 crore bus plant near here while unveiling a new range of trucks and heavy duty tractors. According to Wolfgang Bernhard, a member of the Board of Management, Daimler is now firmly established in the Indian market with its Bharat Benz brand of vehicles. Daimler India Commercial Vehicles -- t...

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Shuttler Srikanth advances at Australian Open

Sydney, May 27 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and the pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa made a winning start to their campaigns at the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries by entering the second rounds of their respective categories here on Wednesday. However, P.V. Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap were not so lucky as they lost their openers in enthralling battles against the...

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Never misused public office, says Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday hit out at allegations of corruption and policy paralysis against his UPA government, saying he never used public office to enrich himself or his family and friends. I say in all humility that I have not used public office to enrich myself, family or friends, Manmohan Singh said at the national convention of the N...

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Don't fall prey to Congress tactics, Naidu tells parties

Bhubaneswar, May 27 (IANS) Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday urged political parties not to fall prey to the Congress's tactics of obstructing parliament functioning. I can't force you to support me or the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). But the non-Congress parties, including the BJD in Odisha, should understand their (Congress party) game plan and should not fall ...

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Liverpool preparing bid for Benteke as Kolo, Wisdom extend contract

Liverpool, May 27 (IANS) English football club Liverpool is preparing to rope in Aston Villa's Christian Benteke after the FA Cup final on Saturday, while their defenders Kolo Touré and Andre Wisdom have signed contract extensions despite having played very little football under manager Brendan Rodgers. Liverpool have targeted Benteke as they believe he will be the answer to their lack ...

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Long drive puts you at burnout risk: Study

Toronto, May 27 (IANS) If your daily drive to office lasts more than 20 minutes, you may be at increased risk of burnout, says a new study. Stressful commute is linked to three dimensions of burnout: emotional burnout, cynicism and professional efficacy, said researcher Annie Barreck from the University of Montreal in Canada. She, however, noted that the effects of the duration o...

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