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Oil prices jump amid geopolitical worries

New York, Nov 25 (IANS) Oil prices soared on Tuesday after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in Syria for alleged airspace violation. Turkey on Tuesday shot down a fighter jet claimed by Russia, signifying the tension in the Middle-East may intensify, Xinhua reported. Traders said the escalating tension in Syria had little impact on oil supply. They contributed the market rally...

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Jamie Foxx secretly dating Katie Holmes?

Los Angeles, Nov 25 (IANS) Actors Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes are said to be secretly dating for two years. She is head over heels for him. But they don't want to fuel any of the rumours so Jamie has been avoiding attending parties she's been going to. Katie and Jamie have a fun and playful relationship and have gotten even closer in the past few months, a source told the New York Post n...

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US stocks trade mixed

New York, Nov 25 (IANS) US stocks pared early losses to trade narrowly mixed as investors pondered over the country's revised economic growth for the third quarter of 2015. By Tuesday noon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 19.64 points, or 0.11 percent, to 17,812.32. The S&P 500 edged down 0.37 point, or 0.02 percent, to 2,086.22, Xinhua reported. The Nasdaq Composite In...

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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard bonded over blues

Los Angeles, Nov 25 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp, who is married to actress Amber Heard, feels very lucky to have found someone who shares so many of his interests, including blues music. We connect on a lot of levels but the first thing that really got me was she's an aficionado of the blues. I would play a song, some old obscure blues song and she knew what it was. She's very, very...

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I failed as a producer with 'Bombay Velvet': Vikas Bahl

Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) Bombay Velvet was touted as one of the most ambitious film of Bollywood but it turned out to be a dud at the box office and filmmaker Vikash Bahl said he failed as a producer with the movie. Bahl admitted compromising on creative vision after getting intimidated by the scale of the project to play safe. Movie doing well and movie not doing well has to exist....

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Russian pilots alive, seeking their release: Turkey

Ankara, Nov 24 (IANS) Two pilots who auto-ejected themselves from a Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday near the Syrian border are still alive, but in the hands of rebel groups in the area, local Daily News reported. The Turkish National Intelligence Organisation is in contact with the rebel groups to hand over the pilots to Turkey, the report quoted Turkey's security sources as s...

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Willing to discuss changes in GST Bill with Congress: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government is prepared to discuss changes in the proposed goods and services tax (GST) Bill with the Congress but urged the latter to reconsider its suggestions that had the potential to damage the system. We are reaching out to them, we are willing to discuss with them because some of these suggestions may not ne...

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We are as relentless as censor board: Vikas Bahl

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Playing down the issue surrounding censor troubles for the entertainment industry, filmmaker Vikas Bahl says movies are not made to suit the sensibilities of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The censor board has always shared a bitter-sweet relationship with the film industry, making news with each cut. In fact, the board's decision to cut short a kis...

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US, France stand together against terrorism: Obama

Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) The US stands united with France against terrorism, US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday. At a joint press conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, Obama said the Islamic State militant group cannot be tolerated and must be destroyed, Xinhua reported. The United States and France stand united, in total solidarity, to deliver justice...

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'Construction equipment industry on growth path again'

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) After three years of sluggish growth due to economic slump, the construction equipment industry is on growth path again to gather momentum, a top representative of the industry said on Tuesday. Coming out of three years of de-growth, the industry is stabilizing this year to gather momentum over the next two years, thanks to reforms and policy measures in the infr...

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Pfizer, IIT-Delhi collaborate for healthcare incubation

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Pfizer and IIT-Delhi on Tuesday said they have launched an incubation accelerator initiative at the later's campus for Indian startup companies as well as individuals. Christened The Pfizer IIT-Delhi Innovation and IP Program, it comprises two components. For innovators seeking comprehensive support to translate their healthcare ideas into patents, the pr...

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Ratan Tata invests in Singapore's data startup

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata has invested an unspecified amount in Crayon Data, a Singapore-based startup. Given Tata's experience and knowledge of our key focus verticals, we are excited by his validation of our vision. We hope to tap into his experience as we scale globally and fulfill our ambitions of mapping the world's choices, Crayon co-founder Sr...

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SunEdison to terminate pact to acquire Continuum Wind Energy

Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Solar power company SunEdison Inc on Tuesday announced that it would terminate its planned decision to acquire Continuum Wind Energy in India. In a statement issued here, the company said the Continuum portfolio consisted of 412.5 MW of wind power projects. SunEdison and the shareholders of Continuum are in amicable discussion to complete termination relate...

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India, Singapore ink strategic partnership, 9 deals

Singapore, Nov 24 (IANS) India and Singapore signed a joint declaration on strategic partnership and nine accords on Tuesday, the concluding day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to this city state, when he called Singapore the Asia's lion. Modi told the Indian diaspora at a gathering that development was his only task and pledged making the Indian tax regime more transpar...

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Goa postgraduate students union backs FTII protests

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) The Post Graduate Students Union (PGSU) in Goa has come out in support of protesting FTII students, who on Tuesday started a two-day parallel film festival, a short distance from the International Film Festival of India venue. In a statement issued here, Raj Malik of the PGSU criticised the move of the festival authorities to cancel accreditation of students of the ...

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Sikh MLA in Canada's Alberta killed in road accident

Toronto, Nov 24 (IANS) Manmeet Bhullar, a former minister in Canada's Alberta province who at the age of 28 became the youngest Indian Canadian to get elected as an MLA, was killed in a road accident near Red Deer city. Bhullar, 35, who was a sitting Calgary MLA, died when he was hit by a vehicle on Queen Elizabeth II Highway on Monday. He was on his way from Calgary to Edmonton. ...

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Amir Khusro, Mira Bai's verses reverberate at Pushkar's sacred ghats

Pushkar (Rajasthan), Nov 24 (IANS) After two unforgettable nights of enchanting mystical music, the final day of Shree Cement The Sacred began on a highly enriching note with Hindustani vocalist Vidya Shah enthralling music lovers and devotees at the Pushkar ghats here with her mellifluous voice. Organised by Teamwork Arts, the third and final day of the music and spirituality festival, ...

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Mallya hints at retiring soon to enjoy life

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) Once a king of 'good times', business mogul Vijay Mallya on Tuesday hinted at retiring after turning 60 next month and enjoying life thereafter. At 60, normally people think of retiring and enjoying life. I am also thinking of retiring and enjoying life. There is nothing wrong in that, Mallya told reporters on the margins of the 16th annual general meeting (AGM) ...

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US-led campaign not affected by downing of Russian plane: Pentagon

Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) The Pentagon said on Tuesday that the US-led campaign against the extremist group Islamic State was neither affected by nor involved in Turkey's downing of a Russian plane. This is an incident between the Russian and the Turkish governments. It is not an issue that involves the Combined Joint Task Force or Operation Inherent Resolve, said Steve Warren, a spokesm...

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MP by-polls: Congress wins Lok Sabha seat, BJP assembly

Bhopal, Nov 24 (IANS) The Congress won the by-poll held for Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam-Jhabhua parliamentary seat while the BJP won the Devas state assembly seat as the results were declared on Tuesday. Congress candidate Kantilal Bhuriya won the Lok Sabha seat with 88,832 votes while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Gayatri Raje Pawar won the assembly seat by 30,778 votes.

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