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Music has a universal language: Farhan Akhtar

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Actor, filmmaker and singer Farhan Aktar says music has a universal language that can bring people together. Farhan will next be seen making his debut on popular TV show MTV Unplugged, where he will pay tribute to late Kishore Kumar. Music to me has always been the universal language to bringing people together. 'Unplugged' is one such platform that allows a...

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Salman Khan to attend IFFI 2017 closing ceremony

Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017, to be inaugurated by superstar Shah Rukh Khan here on Monday, will have Salman Khan as the guest at the closing ceremony on November 28. Salman will be joined by a special guest, child artist Matin Rey Tangu, who made his debut in Kabir Khan and Salman's movie Tubelight, read a statement from the festival organis...

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Tea report: Sri Lanka reduced to 8/2 in chase of 231

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka were reeling at 8/2 chasing 231 for victory at tea on the final day of the opening Test against India at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. India skipper Virat Kohli brought up his 50th international hundred to declare at 352/8 in the second innings after the hosts were struggling in the first session courtesy Suranga Lakmal's devastating spell of swing bow...

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'Padmavati' controversy 'super emergency': Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condemned the ongoing controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama Padmavati, labelling it as unfortunate and a calculated plan to destroy freedom of expression. The #Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express oursel...

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Selena Gomez accused of lip syncing at AMAs

Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez has been slammed for allegedly lip-syncing at her gig at the American Music Awards (AMA) 2017. This was her first performance since undergoing a life-saving kidney transplant. Gomez, 25, performed live, teasing her collaboration with DJ Marshmello Wolves, here. Showing off blonde hair, dressed in a white silk slip and trainers, Gome...

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One-fifth of cancer survivors suffer from PTSD: Study

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 20 (IANS) Nearly one-fifth of patients with cancer experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), finds a study highlighting the need for early identification, careful monitoring and treatment of PTSD in cancer survivors. Although PTSD is primarily known to develop in individuals following a traumatic event such as a serious accident or natural disaster, it can also ...

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Food truck fest in Delhi gets new dates

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The second edition of the Delhi Food Truck Festival (DFTF), which was pushed due to air pollution engulfing the national capital, will now take place from November 25-26. The fest's organisers had initially planned to reschedule the food extravaganza to December, but have now decided to open the gates to the public later this month itself at the Jawaharlal Nehru ...

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Ashes: Hazlewood is the best pacer in the world, claims Lyon

Brisbane, Nov 20 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has rated his teammate Josh Hazlewood as the best fast bowler in Test cricket today as he expects the Kangaroos to crack the Englishmen up in the upcoming five-match Ashes Test rubber, starting November 23. Hazlewood is currently listed at number six on the ICC Test bowler rankings, headed by England's spearhead James Anderson but...

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AIFF vice-president, Bhutia mourn Dasmunsi's death

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) senior vice-president Subrata Dutta and former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia mourned the demise of ex-president Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Monday, saying he changed the face of Indian football during his time at the helm. His contribution to football cannot be forgotten, Dutta told IANS over phone. Dasmunsi, 72, was in c...

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Will Smith to visit India next month

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith, along with co-stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and director David Ayer, will be flying to Mumbai next month as part of a world tour to promote his latest Netflix film Bright. Netflix is set to create the Bright experience exclusively for fans in Mumbai, with the A-list team set to tour the city on December 18, a statement said. Mu...

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Iraqi court annuls Kurdish independence referendum

Baghdad, Nov 20 (IANS) The Iraqi federal court on Monday invalidated the independence referendum of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and the disputed areas. The Supreme Federal Court issued a verdict ruling that the September 25 referendum, in Kurdistan region and the disputed areas outside the region, was unconstitutional, a local media report said. The court also nullifi...

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Kenya SC confirms President's election victory

Nairobi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday upheld the results of a presidential re-run held in October, which incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta won and which the opposition boycotted. Opposition leader Raila Odinga had also disputed the results of the first election held in August, reports Efe news. The Supreme Court had invalidated the results of the August 8 poll that ...

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Sampdoria stun Juventus 3-2 in Serie A action

Genoa (Italy), Nov 20 (IANS) Sampdoria shocked Serie A defending champions Juventus 3-2 in the 13th round of the Italian First Division football action here. Sampdoria's Colombian striker, Duvan Zapata, broke the scoreless deadlock seven minutes into the second half, while Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira doubled the score in the 71st minute on Sunday, reports Efe. Eight minut...

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Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dead

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said. He was 72. He died at 12.10 p.m. today (Monday). He had been critically ill for the past one month and unfortunately succumbed to his illness, said Apollo Hospital in a statemen...

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Man touches air hostess' feet to apologise for misbehaviour

Hyderabad, Nov 20 (IANS) A man had to touch the feet of an air hostess at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here to apologise for misbehaving with her, authorities said on Monday. A video of the incident which occurred on Sunday has gone viral on social media. Two men, in their mid 30s, allegedly passed comments on the air hostess, working with IndiGo, when she was returning...

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Valencia defeat Espanyol 2-0 in La Liga action

Barcelona, Nov 20 (IANS) Valencia rose to the second spot in the Spanish La Liga football league after beating Espanyol 2-0 in the 12th round of action here. Although Espanyol was the better team during the most part of the game, the squad paid for squandering a number of scoring chances when the shot of Valencia's French defender Geoffrey Kondogbia found the back of the net in the 67th ...

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Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwe's embattled President Robert Mugabe, who was stripped of the ruling party's leadership a day earlier, is facing a deadline to resign after a surprise speech in which he refused to quit. The ruling Zanu-PF has said it will impeach Mugabe if he does not step down by 12 p.m. on Monday. Proceedings could begin as soon as Tuesday when Parliament meets. M...

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Bremen reap first win, Schalke move to second spot in German Bundesliga

Berlin, Nov 20 (IANS) Werder Bremen reaped their first victory of the German football season as Max Kruse provided a hat-trick to beat Hannover 4-0 while Schalke extended their unbeaten run to six games after beating Hamburg 2-0 at the close of the 12th round in the Bundesliga. The Green-Whites showed a vital sign after securing the first victory of the season with a 4-0 win over newly p...

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Dimitrov wins first Masters tourney for Bulgaria

London, Nov 20 (IANS) Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov won the most important tennis tourney of his career after defeating Belgium's David Goffin 7-5, 4-6 and 6-3 to win the Nitto ATP Final at London's O2 Arena. The third-ranked Dimitrov needed two hours 30 minutes, with the third set being by far the longest, to win his fourth title of this season on Sunday. He had also triumphed in Brisbane,...

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'Padmavati' won't release in MP, says CM

Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama Padmavati, which is mired in controversy, will not be released in Madhya Pradesh for distorting facts, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on Monday. Chouhan said that a film which has distorted facts about Rajput queen Padmavati and shows or says anything to disrespect her, will not be released in Madhya...

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