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Alia too young to team up with Khans

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Bollywood's reigning Khans are in their late 40s and 21-year-old Alia Bhatt feels she needs to look more matured to look convincing with the superstars. When asked if she thinks she is too young to be paired with the Khans, Alia said: I am right now definitely (young) because I look small not age wise, age is just a number, but my face. I am just maturing right now...

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Temperature rise affecting India's wheat production: Study

London, July 23 (IANS) The recent rise in temperatures is taking a toll on India's wheat production, an alarming study by geographers at the University of Southampton in Britain said. A rise in night time temperatures is negatively affecting crop yield the most, the findings showed. Our findings highlight the vulnerability of India's wheat production system to temperature rise, w...

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'Little Big Man' author Thomas Berger dead

New York, July 23 (IANS) Author Thomas Berger, best known for his book Little Big Man, is dead. He was 89. The versatile wordsmith, who penned about 20 bestsellers in his lifetime ranging from detective stories to domestic dramas, passed away at Nyack Hospital here July 13, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He died a week before his 90th birthday. His health had been deteriorating for s...

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Silicosis risk to be discussed at national conference

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) With close to three million workers in India at high risk of silica exposure, of which 1.7 million do mining-related activities, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organise a day-long conference Friday to discuss and review steps taken by the government to prevent, detect and eliminate Silicosis, a lung disorder. The conference, at the India Intern...

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India to lead CWG opening ceremony parade

Glasgow, July 23 (IANS) India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, will lead the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park here Wednesday night. The parade will end with the current host, Team Scotland. At the end of the parade, athletes and team officials will be seated on the field of play, in the centre of the live show that will follow, reports BBC.

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22 Russians booked for working as illegal guides

Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Twenty seven foreigners, including 22 Russians, were booked in the past one-and-a-half-years for working illegally as guides in Goa's tourism-oriented coastal belt, according to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Two independent flying squads, comprising police, traffic, tourism and transport department officials had also been set up to crack down on foreigners on to...

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Plane with MH17 bodies leaves for Netherlands

Kiev, July 23 (IANS) The first plane carrying the remains of the victims of the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 took off Wednesday from the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands. The military plane, which is heading for the city of Eindhoven, is carrying the bodies of 16 victims and is due to arrive at 4 p.m., when it will be met by members of the Dutch royal family...

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People regret spending with bottom dollar in pocket

New York, July 23 (IANS) Do you regret buying that pair of shoes or your favourite T-shirt at the fag end of the month? That nagging feeling about your money being wasted is a global phenomenon. According to a new study, consumers are less satisfied with what they have purchased with their bottom dollar compared to when they have money in the bank. As someone spends money, partin...

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Iraqi parliament convenes to elect new president

Baghdad, July 23 (IANS) The Iraqi parliament has convened to elect a president and two vice presidents in a bid to put together a new government. Newly-elected Speaker Salim al-Jubouri opened the session in the presence of 236 lawmakers, Xinhua reported. Jubouri told the lawmakers that the political blocs would need further deliberation to reach a consensus between the political ...

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Violent rhetoric from CEOs make rivals to play dirty

New York, July 23 (IANS) Bosses who try to motivate their employees with violent rhetoric end up motivating rival employees to play dirty, a fascinating research reveals. Business executives use violent language all the time. They say, 'We are going to kill the competition,' or 'We are going to war.' This study shows they should think twice about what they're saying, said David Wood, a p...

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Damascus hails new UN envoy to Syria

Damascus, July 23 (IANS) The Syrian foreign ministry Wednesday hailed the appointment of Staffan de Mistura who replaced Lakhdar Brahimi as the new UN envoy to Syria. In a statement, the Syrian foreign ministry said that a dialogue with the Syrians is the only way out of the ongoing crisis in the country, Xinhua reported. The ministry hoped Mistura would stick to neutrality and o...

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Research questions satellite data over Antarctic sea expansion

Washington, July 23 (IANS) The Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought, a new research suggests, adding that there may be a processing error in the satellite data. Arctic sea ice is retreating at a dramatic rate. In contrast, satellite observations suggest that sea ice cover in the Antarctic is expanding and that sea ice extent has reached record highs in rec...

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Hilton's new tune inspired by Madonna, Lisa Frank

Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton has revealed that she was highly inspired by pop star Madonna and designer Lisa Frank while creating the music and video for her new tune Come Alive. The star turned to Madonna for her sex appeal and Frank for the fairytale feel for the song, reports contacmusic.com. She said: Madonna has been an inspiration, ever since I was a l...

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Development bank, security highlights of Modi's BRICS participation: Sushma

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Establishing a new development bank and security discussions were the highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's participation at the BRICS summit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Wednesday. The initiative for the bank, announced at the BRICS New Delhi summit in March 2012, reflects India's vision for an international development bank, she said wh...

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Kerala to host Global Agro Meet in November

Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) Kerala will host a Global Agro meet and an exhibition on hi-tech agriculture and food processing at Kochi November 6-7, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday. This will be one of the biggest events to showcase value-added agriculture and food processing products and technologies, said Chandy while releasing the logo of the event. Kerala St...

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'Comb on a chip' behind new atomic clock design

California, July 23 (IANS) In a first, researchers have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on a chip-scale frequency comb or a microcomb. The microcomb clock is the first demonstration of all-optical control of the microcomb, and its accurate conversion of optical frequencies to lower microwave frequencies. Optical frequencies are too high to count but mi...

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Levine-Prinsloo performed at their wedding reception

Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Newly wed singer Adam Levine and model Behati Prinsloo reportedly performed at their wedding reception. The two got married July 19 the Maroon 5 frontman performed with his bandmates and Stevie Nicks, the star from the band Fleetwood Mac, to entertain the guests. Later, Prinsloo took to the stage and dedicated the song First Day Of My Life from the ba...

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If Hollywood has Hillary Swank, we have Priyanka: Bhansali

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali compares Priyanka Chopra with Million Dollar Baby star Hilary Swank insisting that only Barfi star could pull of the title role in Mary Kom, a biopic on Olympic bronze medallist and five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom. Sports drama Million Dollar Baby was the story of a waitress' determination to become a boxing champ and Swank p...

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Tripura cop suspended after assault on BJP leaders

Agartala, July 23 (IANS) A police sub-inspector, tasked with providing security to Tripura BJP leaders, was suspended for negligence of duty after they were allegedly assaulted by CPI-M workers, police said here Wednesday. The vehicle of Tripura BJP president Sudhindra Dasgupta hit four CPI-M workers at Jatrapur. Following this many other CPI-M workers rushed to the spot and protested ag...

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Manipuri man's killing: another attacker sent to police custody

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A Delhi court Wednesday sent another youth, arrested in connection with the killing of a 29-year-old Manipuri BPO employee, to one day's police custody. Metropolitan Magistrate Ashok Kumar allowed police to interrogate Azad Choudhary alias Bhola, 24, till July 24. Justice Kumar Tuesday sent three youths - Sanjay Basoya, 24, Shakti Basoya, 21, and Rajiv, ...

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