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'Shaukeen' set for Nov 7 release

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Abhishek Sharma-directed remake of Basu Chatterjee's 1982 film Shaukeen will hit the screens in the first week of November. Seasoned actors like Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Paresh Rawal along with Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar and actress Lisa Haydon will be seen in the film, which revolves around three lecherous old men. Happy to announce the release...

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Wedding bells for Soha?

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan is over the moon after actor Kunal Kemmu, with whom she has been in a committed relationship for long, proposed to her. Soha took to Twitter to share with her fans that Kunal proposed to her and she accepted. It gives me great happiness to share with you all that Kunal proposed to me in Paris with the most perfect ring in the world and...

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With widest release, Salman's 'Kick' to hit over 5,000 screens

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan's Kick is set to kick up a storm. The action thriller will hit over 5,000 screens in India Friday as well as 42 other countries including non-traditional markets like France, Germany, Morocco and Maldives. Yes, Kick is one of the films which will get the widest release. In India, the film has got around 4,400 screens and close to 700 screens a...

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Sensex gains 122 points, Nifty hits new record high

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday closed 121.53 points or 0.47 percent up as information technology (IT) stocks surged. Healthy buying was observed in IT and technology, media and entertainment (TECK) sectors, while selling pressure was seen in metal and healthcare sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay St...

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Woman jumps to death from 12th floor home in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, July 23 (IANS) A middle-aged woman Wednesday committed suicide by jumping from her 12th floor apartment here, police said. Veena Narula, a 57-year-old resident of Ramprastha Greens residential society in Vaishali Sector-7, was under acute depression, police said. Police said she lived with her husband, but spent most of the time in isolation. She was last seen ...

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First engineering college for women gets AICTE nod: Irani

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) An engineering college exclusively for women to be set up in Maharashtra has got approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said Wednesday. According to the information furnished by the All India Council for Technical Education, it has approved one women's engineering college during...

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Assam governor approves dropping of ministers

Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) Assam Governor J.B. Patnaik Wednesday approved Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's recommendation to drop Ardhendu Dey and Siddeque Ahmed from the council of ministers for indiscipline. The governor also approved the resignation of Himanta Biswa Sarma on the recommendation of the chief minister, said a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office here. Source...

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Jet Airways devises new plan to turn profitable

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Jet Airways Wednesday said it has initiated a new plan to focus on the domestic sector to turn its financial position around in the next three years. Our international operations are already profitable and contribute 45 percent to our total revenue. We will continue to build on this strong foundation as part of our three-year turnaround plan and increase the con...

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BJP decries Telangana honour for Sania Mirza

Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday criticised Telangana for appointing tennis star Sania Mirza its brand ambassador and giving her a grant, saying she is a non-local and daughter-in-law of Pakistan. K. Laxman, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in the Telangana assembly, alleged the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) did this to appease minorities in view of the coming elections t...

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Virtual walking tour for android phones launched

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A mobile application that makes travel hassle-free for tourists in a new city in India is now available on android phones. The free-to-download application - Incredible India WoNoBo Walking Tours App - empowers tourists not just from India, but from around the globe to take a virtual 360-degree walking tour of the city they plan to visit. The application...

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SpiceJet announces extra flights for limited period

Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) Low-cost airline SpiceJet Wednesday announced the introduction of new flights serving Delhi-Hyderabad, Delhi-Tirupati via Hyderabad, and Delhi-Bangalore from Aug 15 to Sep 8. These flights will operate four days a week (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) for the limited period, the airline said in a statement released here. The promotional fare for Del...

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Haryana CA drub Orissa as Khod slams second ton

Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) Haryana CA (Cricket Association) pulled off a fine 136-run win over Orissa CA after Abhimanyu Khod (104 not out, 120b, 11x4, 4x6) and Sunny Singh (112, 105b, 15x4, 2x6) struck centuries in the KSCA's All-India cricket tournament here Wednesday. Khod, who had scored 194 in the first innings, rode on his good form with another century to help Haryana pile up 250 f...

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Airport Metro's reduced fares effective from Thursday

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Fares on the Delhi Metro's Airport Express line that were reduced by up to 40 percent will be effective July 24, Metro authorities said Wednesday. As per the revised fare structure applicable from tomorrow (Thursday), the single journey fare on the corridor will be Rs.20 replacing the earlier minimum fare of Rs.30 and the maximum fare will be Rs.100 against the ...

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Kerala star-couple Dileep, Manju to file divorce plea

Kochi, July 23 (IANS) Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier are likely to file a joint divorce petition in their bid to lessen the cumbersome legal process, sources said here Wednesday. The 45-year-old Dileep June 5 filed a divorce petition, seeking dissolution of his marriage with his 35-year-old wife. However, the two failed to appear at the family court here Wedn...

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UN warns of possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Geneva/Jerusalem, July 23 (IANS/EFE) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Wednesday warned that Israeli military attacks on Gaza could constitute a war crime, as the death toll in Israel's two-week offensive on the Palestinian enclave rose to over 650, mostly civilians. Pillay told a special session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that independent reports on the Isr...

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Indian girls eyeing a winning start against Canada

Glasgow, July 23 (IANS) The mix of youth and experience will be the key for India when the women's hockey team starts its campaign against Canada in the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Thursday. Both the teams have faced each other twice in the Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2010) and on both occasions India emerged the winner. Their last clash was in 2012 when India thrashed Canada 4-0. <...

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Online visa for Indians travelling to Bahrain

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Indians travelling to Bahrain will be able to apply for electronic visas from October this year under new visa rules announced in the Gulf country. Such e-visas can be obtained ahead of travel to Bahrain through a simple online application process, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) said in a statement. The new visa policy, which will be implemente...

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Honda launches multi-utility vehicle Mobilio

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Honda Cars India Wednesday launched a newly developed seven-seater multi-utility vehicle (MPV), Mobilio, priced between Rs.6.49 lakh and Rs.9.76 lakh (ex-Showroom Delhi). The new MPV is available in three grades offered in petrol and diesel variants with manual transmission. The petrol powered one is priced at Rs.6.49-8.76 lakh, while the diesel version ...

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Sports Minister asks IOC to intervene in 'patka' row

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Wednesday has asked the the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to take up the issue of Indian basketball players being barred from 'patkas', a head covering in place of a turban, at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup held in China. Two Sikh players, Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh, were asked to remove their patkas before the start of In...

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23 more killed in Israeli offensive, Gaza toll 650

Gaza, July 23 (IANS) Israel's large-scale offensive continues to wreak havoc on the Gaza Strip, killing 23 Palestinians and wounding around 230 others Wednesday and pushing the toll in the coastal enclave to over 650. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the health ministry in Gaza, told reporters that 23 Palestinians were killed, 17 of whom were from the town of Khuza'a in the southeastern cit...

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