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Sensex falls over 250 points; metal stocks sink

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), plunged by 254 points or 1.00 percent during the late-afternoon trade session on Monday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading in the red. It was down 65 points or 0.77 percent at 8,394.05 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bom...

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IPL 2015: In the arena of youngsters, 'golden oldies' shimmer

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Cricket's shortest format is usually said to be suited for the fresh legs and young blood but a number of players in the latest edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) have yet again proved that age is just a number. If 17-year-old Sarfaraz Khan fearlessly hitting bowlers is a sight to behold, veterans like Ashish Nehra, Chris Gayle and Brad Hogg have turned back th...

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I always apologise for 'Batman & Robin': George Clooney

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actor George Clooney has once again apologised for the 1997 superhero movie Batman & Robin, admitting that he feels he had destroyed the franchise. I did 'Batman & Robin'...which was a disaster. Other than that, there's never been a reason for me to go to Comic-Con, the 54-year-old said on The Graham Norton Show, while promoting his latest movie Tomorro...

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Jaitley asks taxmen to squeeze parallel economy

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday asked the Income Tax department to squeeze the parallel economy, also called black economy, in a fair manner without being harsh. The parallel economy has to be squeezed and this has to be done in a very fair manner, not in a harsh manner. In doing so, as senior officers you have to maintain the highest standard of integrit...

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'No more selfies' rule works for Salma Hayek

Cannes, May 25 (IANS) Actress Salma Hayek thinks a no more selfies rule is a great idea for the red carpet. Organisers of the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival asked celebrities to refrain from taking photographs on their mobile phones while attending events. Hayek is supportive of enforcing a selfie ban on the red carpet. There's a time for everything. (Cannes is) a magica...

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Indebted Indian migrant commits suicide in Bahrain

Dubai, May 25 (IANS) A debt-ridden Indian mechanic killed himself in Bahrain, media reported on Monday. Pramu Sudheer, 41, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his Muharraq City labour accommodation along with a suicide note on Saturday morning, the Gulf Daily News reported. There was a suicide note that said he was in a lot of debt which he could not repay, said Prasanna Kuma...

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Argentine president receives threat from IS

Buenos Aires, May 25 (IANS/EFE) Argentine police and prosecutors are investigating a threatening email sent to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez allegedly from the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group, Clarin newspaper reported. The message, received on April 26, also mentions Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Argentine police chief Roman Di Santo, according to official sour...

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Khaleda attends court for graft cases hearing

Dhaka, May 25 (IANS) Former Bangladesh prime minister and BNP chief Khaleda Zia on Monday appeared in a Dhaka court for hearing of graft cases involving her. The Dhaka Metropolitan Special Judge's Court earlier issued a warrant of arrest for the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson after she did not appear for consecutive hearings, bdnews24.com reported. The cases against Kha...

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Kelly Rutherford granted sole custody of her kids

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actress Kelly Rutherford has won a long custody battle of her two children with her former husband Daniel Giersch. The 46-year-old was granted temporary sole legal and physical custody of her children Hermes, eight, and six-year-old Helena, reports aceshowbiz.com A California judge has demanded that the children be brought back to US from Monaco where t...

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Anupam Kher completes 31 years in tinsel town

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) From Saaransh to Dirty Politics - veteran actor Anupam Kher has completed 31 years in Hindi cinema. He says it has been an amazing journey. Today I complete 31 yrs in Film Industry. It has been d most amazing journey since SAARANSH. Happy Birthday to me, Anupam posted on Twitter on Monday. The 60-year-old actor's big ticket debut came with Mahesh Bhatt's Saa...

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Chinese herbal medicine could treat obesity: Study

New York, May 25 (IANS) An extract from a plant traditionally used in Chinese medicine may help suppress appetite and lose weight, new research says. The findings suggest that the compound extracted from the Thunder God vine could be developed into a drug for treatment of obesity. In the study, the compound was found to reduce food intake significantly and cause up to a 45 perce...

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Watch 3D films to boost your brain power

London, May 25 (IANS) Watching 3D movies is beneficial for enhancing and boosting brain power, new research says. According to British researchers, watching 3D films helps improve cognitive abilities. The team led by neuroscientist Patrick Fagan from Goldsmiths University found a 23 percent increase in cognitive processing ability among participants after watching a 3D movie. The...

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Instagram 'highlights' to bring best pics for you

New York, May 25 (IANS) In a recent development, Instagram started sending an email digest called 'Highlights' featuring a few of the posts from people you follow. It could bring back users who have strayed from the photo network. This is the first time Instagram has sent any type of promotional or re-engagement email, TechCrunch reported. To accomplish its mission of sha...

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Ex-Israeli PM gets additional eight months in prison for graft

Tel Aviv, May 25 (IANS) Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday was sentenced to an additional eight months in prison following his recent conviction in a Jerusalem court for corruption. The new prison term will be added to another one of six years, which Olmert received in another graft case, and is set to start within 45 days, Xinhua reported. Olmert's lawyers said...

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Mumbai Indians were faultless, says CSK coach Fleming

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming lauded the efforts of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final here, saying the opponents were faultless. Mumbai Indians beat CSK by 41 runs on Sunday night to clinch their second IPL trophy at the Eden Gardens after their triumph in 2013 at the same venue. They played really well, they were exc...

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Soldier injured in Kashmir attack

Srinagar, May 25 (IANS) A soldier was injured on Monday when guerrillas fired at a patrol party in Kashmir, police said. The soldier of the Rashtriya Rifles Unit was injured in the attack that took place near the Kanjikulla bus stand in Kulgam district, a police officer said. ...

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Conservative party's Andrezj Duda is new Polish president

Warsaw 24 May (IANS) Andrezj Duda of the PIS Conservative party has been elected the new president of Poland, defeating incumbetnt Bronislaw Komorowski. According to the preliminary reports Duda has got 53 percent votes. The sitting president conceded defeat and congratulated the 43-year-old Duda. Duda had won the first round on 10 May by only 1 percent. In the second round he co...

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Flood alert in Bihar as landslide dams Nepal river

Patna, May 25 (IANS) Five Bihar districts were put on flood alert on Monday over fears of a dramatic rise in the water level of the Gandak river, officials said. Massive landslides caused by repeated earthquakes have blocked the Kali Gandaki river at Benibazar in Myagdi district of Nepal creating an artificial lake, officials said warning that the bursting of this lake may cause the wate...

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Bengal election commission: Inept chief or paper tiger?

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) He is being accused of 'failing miserably' and is being dubbed 'spineless' by opposition parties in West Bengal. Many are now asking for his resignation. The chief of the West Bengal State Election Commission, Sushanta Ranjan Upadhaya, has been at the centre of a political slugfest over the recent civic polls. The crescendo of criticism almost reached a cli...

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Jaden Smith to play Static Shock

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith's son Jaden Smith will next star as Virgil Hawkins aka Static Shock, according to actor Tyler James Williams. During an interview with YouTube channel Flicks And The City, Williams discussed his activity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the lack of young black superheroes, reports aceshowbiz.com. When Williams pointed out ...

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