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Sonia Gandhi's health improving: Doctors

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who is admitted to a hospital here for an infection in her lower respiratory tract, is feeling better, the hospital said Sunday. Mrs. Gandhi is feeling better and her condition is stable. She today (Sunday) underwent breathing exercises without any problem, a doctor at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said in a statement. Gandhi...

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We're still family: Kris Jenner on ex-husband

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Socialite Kris Jenner will spend Christmas with her former husband. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, who finalised her divorce with Bruce Jenner Thursday, will celebrate the holiday season with him, insisting they're still family, reports eonline.com. Things are really good. I mean, it's kind of surprising, and we work together, and we talk all...

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Sunny Leone's date with 100 lucky contest winners

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) As many as 100 men dined and wined with actress and adult star Sunny Leone as part of the grand finale of Mankind Pharma's AdictionDeo Contest. The brand launched its three-month online contest on the two variants of the deodorant - Greece and Brazil - proposing that 100 lucky winners would get a chance to dine, interact and know more about their favourite star. ...

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Herbert, Constantine in fray for Indian football team coach

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) NorthEast United FC coach Ricky Herbert and Rwanda manager Stephen Constantine have been shortlisted to fill up the vacant post of the head coach of the Indian national football team, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said Sunday. The position was left vacant after Dutchman Wim Koevermans resigned in October following a 2-3 loss to Palestine. The Indian team ...

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Gold for Navaneeth Prabhu in junior squash tourney

Singapore, Dec 21 (IANS) Top seed Navaneeth Prabhu of India came back from a game down to beat Nicolas Chee of Malaysia 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10 in the Boys' Under-13 final of the Old Chang Kee Singapore Squash Open here Sunday. Another Indian, Neel Joshi, who lost to Navaneeth in the semi-final, defeated Ishant Shah Atul Kumar of Malaysia 3-0 to finish third. Top seed Samitha Siv...

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Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song: Chris Martin

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Singer Chris Martin jokes he was kidnapped by actress-director Angelina Jolie to write a song for her forthcoming film Unbroken. The Coldplay frontman, who contributed the track Miracles for her second directorial venture, says Jolie was so desperate to get him on board that she went to extreme lengths, reports mirror.co.uk. I got a message (from Jolie)...

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Resumption of Karachi power supply underway

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Resumption of power supply in Pakistan's Karachi city, which remained suspended Sunday for more than 10 hours, is underway. An electricity company spokesperson said majority of the Sindh province faced a massive breakdown due to a technical fault in one of the high voltage transmission lines supplying electricity to Karachi from the national grid, Dawn online rep...

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OIC plans peace conference in Peshawar

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is planning to hold a peace conference in Peshawar to adopt a joint strategy against terrorism, media reported Sunday. The announcement in the regard was made by OIC secretary general Iyad Amin Madani during a meeting with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak Saturday, Dawn online reported. Madani ...

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Three killed in Manipur blast

Imphal, Dec 21 (IANS) Three people were killed and four others injured when a powerful blast rocked Manipur's capital city Imphal Sunday, police said. An IED (improvised explosive device) that was planted by the roadside near Khuyathong area, close to Imphal market, exploded at 6 a.m., killing three migrant labourers on the spot and injuring four others, a police official said. H...

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Guetta's euphoric treat at Enchanted Valley Carnival

Pune, Dec 21 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning DJ and music producer David Guetta does not need a magic wand or potion to enchant his fans -- his music does the trick. He got thousands grooving to his music at the Enchanted Valley Carnival at Aamby Valley, Lonavala. Nestled at the base of a small hillock with lush greenery as the backdrop, the setting for the carnival at the Aamby Township mad...

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Peshawar students battle shock, trauma

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Five days after terrorists massacred over 140 students and teachers in a Peshawar school, the Pakistani city remains in a state of shock. The worst hit are obviously the students -- those who survived the bloodbath at the Army Public School and even pupils in schools elsewhere in Peshawar, the Dwwn newspaper reported Sunday. Parents of students in the cit...

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Cook sacked in a 'hugely disrespectful' way: Strauss

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Former England captain Andrew Strauss has launched a strong attack on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), saying sacking of former skipper Alastair Cook was hugely disrespectful. The 29-year-old Cook, who was in dismal form, has been replaced as England One-Day International (ODI) captain by middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan for the World Cup starting Feb 14 i...

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Kerala Congress chief isolated over liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 21 (IANS) State Congress president V.M. Sudheeran, who has blamed external forces for diluting Kerala's liquor policy, Sunday came under heavy attack from within the party as well as from outside of it for his remark. State Congress vice-president M.M. Hassan told reporters in Kasargode that Sudheeran's statements on the tweaked liquor policy breached party discip...

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Odisha seeks Centre's nod for software parks

Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) The Odisha government has sent a feasibility study report to the central government for setting up three software technology parks (STPI) in the state. The proposed STPIs will be built in Jajpur, Angul and Sambalpur. The feasibility study report for setting up STPIs in Jajpur, Angul and Sambalpur has been sent for approval, said a letter by the informat...

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Australia replace injured Mitchell Marsh with Burns

Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Young batsman Joe Burns was Sunday roped into Australia's 13-man squad for the Boxing Day Test against India in place of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who injured his right hamstring during the second Test. The 25-year-old, who is all set to make his Test debut, has been rewarded for his stellar show in the domestic circuit. Burns made a ton on Shield debut and boa...

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Two held with fake notes in Bengal

Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Two people were arrested and fake Indian currency notes of the face value of about Rs.six lakh were seized from them in West Bengal's Malda district, the BSF said Sunday. Bishnu Miyan and Tariq Sheikh were nabbed near the Malda police station by the Border Security Force troopers and fake notes of face value of Rs.5,96,000 were found in their possession. Th...

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Peters, Cummins in mix to replace injured Roach

Centurion, Dec 21 (IANS/CMC) Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters or fast bowler Miguel Cummins could be called up by the West Indies to replace fellow pacer Kemar Roach who will miss the Boxing Day Test against South Africa through injury. Cummins is believed to be the frontrunner to replace Roach who limped out of the first Test here on Wednesday's opening day after injuring his ankle, and pl...

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Pakistan varsity shut after threats

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The Quaid-i-Azam University here, one of the largest in Pakistan, has been closed for an indefinite period, apparently following threats, the Dawn newspaper reported Sunday. A number of universities in Islamabad have already announced an unusual one-week break from Dec 22. These include the International Islamic University Islamabad, the National Universi...

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ISL gives Indian football a re-launch pad

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Football in India will never be the same again and Indian Super League (ISL) can take all plaudits for this monumental change in the country's sporting culture. The inaugural ISL - a tournament borrowing on cricket's incredibly popular Indian Premier League (IPL) concept - has managed to recapture the imagination of football fans and effected a dramatic turnround...

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Former DMK leader Napoleon joins BJP

Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Sidelined DMK leader and former union minister D. Napoleon joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah here Sunday. Napoleon, 51, had resigned from the DMK Saturday. He was a minister in the Congress-led UPA government. Napolean was a known supporter of M.K. Alagiri, another former central minister and a son of DMK chi...

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