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Madison, Wilkinson to star in 'Sharknado 3'

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Former Playboy models Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson will add glamour to Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. Both the beauties, who previously starred in reality series Girls Next Door, are set to make cameos in the upcoming instalment of the TV movie which will air on July 22, reports eonline.com. Madison essays Lt. Harrison, a military sergeant who helps ...

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Anti-Houthi coalition takes control of Yemen's sea ports

Riyadh, March 31 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, leading the 10-nation coalition undertaking a military operation against the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, announced on Monday the coalition's control over Yemen's sea ports, Xinhua reported citing Al Arabiya News. Ahmed Al Asiri, spokesperson of the Decisive Storm military operation, said that the Saudi-led coalition carried out a maritime campaign w...

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16 killed in Peru bus accident

Lima, March 30 (IANS/EFE) At least 16 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the Peruvian region of Ayacucho, officials said on Monday. Thirteen people were pronounced dead at the accident scene and three others died while being treated at a hospital, Carlos Saravia, director of the health service in the city of Puquio, told Canal N television.

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Move to revive gas-based power will benefit banks: Moody's

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Terming the Indian government's decision last week to allow gas-based power units lying idle to import feed stock through e-auctions as credit positive, rating agency Moody's on Monday said the move will benefit banks as they have significant exposure to such plants. The government approved measures to revive and improve the utilisation of stranded gas-based powe...

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Lok Sabha speaker concerned over 'uneven' achievement of MDGs

Hanoi, March 30 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday expressed concern over the uneven achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) across different regions of the world. Addressing a meeting of the 132nd Assembly of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) here, she reiterated India's commitment to working with the international community to craft an ambitious, comprehensive ...

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Karnataka lawmakers vote themselves hefty pay hike

Bengaluru, March 30 (IANS) Lawmakers in Karnataka on Monday unanimously approved a bill that revised their salaries and perks by a whopping 50 percent from fiscal 2015-16. When Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T.B. Jayachandra moved the bill in the legislative assembly here for increasing salaries and various allowances of the lawmakers, none of the legislators belonging to the rul...

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Unseasonal rain kills 12 across India; damages crops

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The fury of unseasonal rain in different states of north and east India since Sunday evening has left at least 12 people dead and damaged standing crops in thousands of hectares, officials said on Monday. In Bihar, at least 12 people, including two children and a woman, were killed on Monday when they were struck by lightning in two separate incidents, official...

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Two injured during attack on legislator battling for life

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Two of the five men wounded in an attack that left a former Delhi legislator dead remained in critical condition on Monday while police were yet to make any arrest in the case. Former Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) legislator Bharat Singh was brought dead to the hospital after Sunday evening's attack that wounded five others. Ram Jeevan and Dalbir are i...

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Court appoints panel to review 'Komban'

Madurai, March 30 (IANS) The Madras High Court's Madurai bench on Monday appointed a special panel to view forthcoming Tamil film Komban, and review whether its release would affect law and order in the state. Legislator K. Krishnasamy, who is also the president of Puthiya Tamilagam party, moved court alleging that the release of Karthi-starrer Komban would create tension between the The...

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SC to hold final hearing in Babri demolition conspiracy case

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday will take up on April 1 for final hearing the CBI's appeal challenging 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict discharging of L.K. Advani and 19 other senior leaders of BJP and Hindu outfits the charges of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992. A bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice Arun Mishr...

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Rajasthan's foundation day celebrated

Jaipur, March 30 (IANS) Rajasthan Day, the state's foundation day, was celebrated on Monday with gaiety and enthusiasm. Folk dances, drum performances and acrobatic daredevil acts by police personnel on the Janpath, the road in front of the state assembly, enthralled the enthusiastic crowd which had gathered in hundreds to celebrate the day. The almost 110-minute programme, organ...

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Landslide kills 10 in Burundi

Bujumbura, March 30 (IANS) More than 10 people were killed and eight injured in a landslide following heavy rains in Burundi's Rumonge province, a government official said on Monday. The landslide occurred at a village near Lake Tanganyika in Rumonge around 4 p.m. on Sunday. An unknown number of people went missing in the landslide which destroyed bridges and more than 600 houses in the ...

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Kolkata civic polls: Trinamool promises green city, Left slams inefficiency

Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday released its manifesto for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls, promising to build a green and clean city. Claiming to be the main opposition in West Bengal, the CPI-M led Left Front too issued its manifesto for the polls, slamming the Trinamool-run KMC and charging the Mamata Banerjee-led party of being complemen...

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Goodricke to focus on branded teas

Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) City-based tea grower Goodricke Group Ltd on Monday said it will gradually shift its focus towards branded teas as it ensures a steady flow of income. We will now gradually shift our focus to branded teas as this business gives a steady flow of income, though the returns are not high, said MD and CEO A.N. Singh. He said competition in the branded tea seg...

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Canada offers expertise in smart city development to Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Canada can provide expertise to the new states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in building smart cities, a Canadian diplomat said here on Monday. Consul General in Bengaluru Sidney Frank, who is leading a business delegation on a two-day visit to the two states, made the remarks at meeting here. Sixteen Canadian companies on Monday participated in a da...

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Experts discuss how to control money power in polls

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Controlling money in elections, bringing buying of votes within the ambit of law and doing away with corporate donations to political parties are some of the issues which political experts believe can change the structure of Indian polity for the better. At a national consultation on Political Finance and Law Commission Recommendations held here on Monday, repr...

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Minor girl raped in Delhi

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) A nine-year-old girl was raped by an unidentified man at a secluded place on the pretext of conducting religious rituals, police said on Monday. The girl was hospitalised after the incident in east Delhi's Preet Vihar on Saturday. The man took the girl from her house by telling her parents that he wants to feed kanyas (young girls) on the occasion of Hi...

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India needs more spectrum for better connectivity: TRAI chief

Bengaluru, March 30 (IANS) India has to increase the quantum of spectrum (airwaves) for better mobile connectivity and speedy downloads, its telecom regulatory panel chief said on Monday. Unless we have more spectrum, we cannot increase the speed for faster connectivity and quicker downloads, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman Rahul Khullar at a consumer outreach progr...

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Germanwings co-pilot had suicide treatment: Prosecutors

Berlin, March 30 (IANS) German public prosecutors said on Monday that the co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings plane had received treatment for suicide risk several years ago, but there was no proof he had had suicidal tendencies or aggression since then. There is so far no evidence of any organic diseases of the co-pilot, according to medical documentation obtained, prosecutors in the ...

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Efforts on to bring back Indians from Yemen

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Indian government was making its best efforts to bring back the 4,000 Indians stranded in Yemen, and 400 of them were evacuated by sea on Monday, the external affairs ministry said. Minster of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh would also be reaching Djibouti on Tuesday to oversee the operations. We have previously made three announcements reques...

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