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Jared Leto shaves beard, cuts hair short for Joker role

Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Oscar-winner Jared Leto, who will play Joker in Suicide Squad, has shaved his beard and cut his long locks for the role. The movie's director David Ayer posted on Twitter a photograph that showed a pair of hands ready to clip Leto's ponytail with scissors, reports aceshowbiz.com. Should we? #SuicideSquad, he captioned the image. In another pho...

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Taylor Swift has a six-month-old fan

London, March 3 (IANS) A six-month-old baby girl named Rosie immediately stops crying after hearing the intro of the pop star's Blank space a new clip uploaded on video-sharing website YouTube shows. In the video, the baby is first seen getting really upset as she lies down on her bed. She immediately stops crying when the intro of the hit song is played. She starts crying loudly again a...

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British girls lured by attractive jihadis

London, March 3 (IANS) Attractive jihadi fighters can be eye candy to lure British Muslim girls, a former female extremist has said. The former extremist said she was taught to see Britain as a kuffar (non-Islam) nation that had killed many Muslims and was our enemy, BBC reported on Tuesday. As a teenager, I wanted to get my piece of eye candy and I'd take a good look, and all...

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Lawrence to star in Spielberg's 'It's What I Do'

Los Angeles, March 3 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence and filmmaker Steven Spielberg have been roped in by Warner Bros for the upcoming movie It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War. The studio won the rights for the film at a whirlwind auction on Monday. Based on a memoir by Lynsey Addario, the story of film is about a war photographer Lynsey Addario as she goes in...

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Sonam to be under observation for some time: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor says his actress daughter Sonam Kapoor, who has been diagnosed with swine flu, is improving but will be under observation for a few days. The actor-producer was present at an event in Mumbai on Monday, when he was asked about the Khoobsurat actress' health. He said: Last night (Sunday) she was not really well, but in the morning (Monday) w...

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Ensuring justice to be discussed in key Chinese sessions

Beijing, March 3 (IANS) Preventing wrongful convictions and ensuring judicial justice are likely to be discussed in China's two key annual sessions, said a Chinese daily Tuesday. An article in the People's Daily said that judicial issues will come up for discussion during China's annual two sessions. The first session is the National People's Congress plenary session and the second is th...

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Shun anxiety and enjoy life to its fullest

New York, March 3 (IANS) Do you think that a minor tiff with your girlfriend can spoil your relationship forever or the arrival of a new boss at the workplace is threat to your career? Chill out now else you will end up making bad decisions amid uncertainty. According to new research, anxious people have more trouble deciding how best to handle life's uncertainties and may even catastrop...

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Lok Sabha adjourned twice

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned twice Tuesday following protests by the opposition over controversial comments made by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The house met at 11 a.m. but was soon adjourned till 11.30 a.m. and then till 11.45 a.m. during the question hour as the opposition leaders demanded an answer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

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Crops suffer rain damage in Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Fe Mar 3 (IANS) For the farmers in the five districts of Agra division, it's been raining disaster the last few days, flattening the standing wheat and mustard crop and rotting potatoes that were about to be dug out. The rains were accompanied by gusty winds and several rounds of hailstorms. The Holi fervour as of now is dented, the farmers are grief-stricken, many drained...

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India's World Cup story: A faithful catalogue

Book: Cricket World Cup: The Indian Challenge; Author: Ashis Ray; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd; Pages: 202; Price: Rs.499 This is a chronicle of the World Cup from an Indian perspective: not a glorification of Indian cricket. Ashish Ray attempts a dispassionate appraisal of the rise, fall and re-rise of Indian cricket in the one-day realm - a saga one cannot ig...

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Deeply pained by what's going on: Kejriwal

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he was deeply hurt and pained by the ongoing tussle in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). I am deeply hurt and pained by what is going on in the party. This is betrayal of trust that (the people of) Delhi reposed in us, Kejriwal tweeted, adding that he will not allow people's trust to be broken. I refuse to be...

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A.R. Rahman to embark on 'special' US tour

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Music maestro A. R. Rahman will kick start his three month long North American tour March 21. He promises to deliver special performances. The tour will begin May 21 in Huntington, NY at The Paramount before travelling to major cities across the US, including the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Bass Concert Hall in Austin, The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago and ...

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Longest-serving woman in US Congress announces retirement

Washington, March 3 (IANS/EFE) The Democratic Senator for Maryland, Barbara Mikulski, the woman who has served the longest in the US Congress, has announced her retirement after almost 40 years. Mikulski, 78, entered the House of Representatives in 1977 from Baltimore and nine years later was voted to the Senate where she has been a fixture ever since, becoming one of the most influentia...

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Mother's calls pressurised Archana Vijaya out of 'Khatron...'

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) When Archana Vijaya chose to become a contestant in Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster, she was also awaiting her wedding. Her eviction from the stunt-based reality TV show, she says, was a result of pressure from her mother, who was worried about her getting injured during stunts. Khatron Ke Khiladi... was shot in Cape Town and post the shoot, Archana had...

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Kitchen holds acne cures

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Take a peep into your kitchen to banish acne, an expert says. Navin Taneja, director of The National Skin Center, shares home remedies to cure acne: * Lemon juice: Take a slice of lemon, rub it on the face and leave it for a few minutes. Then rinse your face. * Aloe vera juice: The medicinal properties of aloe vera can treat acne. Apply aloe V...

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Execution of two Pakistani convicts suspended

Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) A Pakistani court has suspended the execution of two death row convicts who were scheduled to be hanged on March 5, a media report said on Tuesday. A two-judge Sindh High Court (SHC) bench was hearing the constitutional petition of the mothers of the condemned prisoners - Faisal and Afzal - who were sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism (ATC) court in July 19...

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For special treatment, go to Pakistan: Shiv Sena tells Muslims

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) If the Muslim community in India want any special treatment as Muslims, they should go to Pakistan, the Shiv Sena warned here Tuesday. If they (Muslims) want anything from this country, they must first accept India as their motherland and proclaim 'Vande Mataram'. They cannot demand freedom and yet continue to cling to their religion, the party said in a sharp edit...

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China successful in reducing corruption: Daily

Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China has taken a series of steps to reduce and prevent corruption and the campaign has proved remarkably successful, a Chinese daily said Tuesday. An article in the People's Daily said that China's anti-graft campaign has attracted widespread attention from both the party and the public. The campaign has proven remarkably successful since President Xi Ji...

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Peanut consumption boosts your heart health

New York, March 3 (IANS) Including peanuts and nuts in your daily diet provides a simple and inexpensive way to lower your risk of dying from a heart attack, says a study. Nuts are rich in nutrients, such as unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, phenolic antioxidants, arginine and other phytochemicals, explained senior author Xiao-Ou Shu from Vanderbilt University in the US. ...

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Australian school principals suffer food poisoning

Canberra, March 3 (IANS) Australian health authorities were on Tuesday investigating a mass poisoning of 164 school principals who attended a conference in Brisbane over the weekend. The authorities said at least 164 principals were poisoned with 22 people so crticial that they had to be hospitalised, Xinhua reported. Blood test results from one patient suggested salmonella poiso...

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