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Indians in Poland celebrate R-Day with enthusiasm

Warsaw, Jan 26 (IANS) The Indian community which over the years has become a force to reckon with in Polish society, celebrated the 66th Republic Day with gaiety and enthusiasm Monday. Braving the cold and snow, a large number of people gathered at the new building of the embassy of India where they were greeted by newly- appointed Indian Ambassador Ajay Bisaria and his wife Bharati Chat...

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Ali Zafar's musical tribute to Peshawar attack victims

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar has brought together musicians, actors and sportspersons for the video of his new single Urein ge, which translates into Will fly, to pay tribute to the victims of the Peshawar massacre. According to the Dawn, the video will feature big names like cricketer Shoaib Malik, actor Ali Kazmi, actresses Mahira Khan and Humaima Malick. <...

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'Lai Bhaari' moment at R-Day parade, Riteish, Genelia thrilled

Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh and his wife Genelia are happy that the Mauli mauli song from their Marathi production Lai Bhaari was used to represent the tableau of Maharashtra at the 66th Republic Day parade in the capital Monday. While Lai Bhaari marked Riteish's debut in the Marathi movie space, the movie is produced by Genelia. As a producer of Lai Bh...

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Modi's latest style: Suit with his own name stripes

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) A close look at Narendra Modi's bandhgala suit that he wore for a joint appearance with US President Barack Obama here, showed it was a customised marvel -- with the prime minister's full name 'Narendra Damodardas Modi' written in pinstripes. Modi wore the deep blue bandhgala suit Sunday evening at Hyderabad House when he stepped out for a 'Chai Pe Charcha' meet ...

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Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo enter Afcon quarters

Bata (Equatorial Guinea), Jan 26 (IANS) Equatorial Guinea and Republic of Congo have become the first teams to qualify for the knock out stage of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament here. The hosts scored through Javier Angel Balboa's second half penalty (55th minute) and another goal by substitute Ivan Edu Salvador to beat Gabon 2-0 at the Bata Stadium Sunday, reports Xinhua.

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Miley Cyrus's topless beach day out

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus, who is known for her weird and racy outfits, went topless while enjoying a day out with her beau Patrick Schwarzenegger at a beach in Hawaii. The 22-year-old wore only skimpy black bikini bottoms on her getaway this week, reports dailymail.co.uk. The duo was spotted laughing and splashing water at each other and taking break to hug ...

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AAP peeved at ignoring Kejriwal at R-Day celebrations

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government of playing politics, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Monday askedy why its leader and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was not invited to the Republic Day celebrations. The party also questioned BJP's chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi being given a seat in the front row of the enclosure designat...

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Obama attends 'At Home' at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama was the cynosure of all eyes at the 'At Home' hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee Monday at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Obama shook hands with and waved to the large number of invitees, which included many prominent faces like Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and cabinet ministers a...

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Easy moves to get a tight tummy

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) In search of a foolproof method to tighten your abs? Learn the right moves. Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson has shared details of moves that can help one in getting a tight tummy, reports eonline.com: * Lower ab leg tuck and split: Lie on your back with hands behind your head for support. Lift the shoulders up off the floor and curve the upper back int...

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Blame game over rejection of Odisha tableau for R-day parade

Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (IANS) The Congress and the BJP Monday blamed the Odisha government over the rejection of the state tableau for this year's Republic Day parade at New Delhi, while the ruling BJD termed the rejection as 'unfortunate'. Former Congress MP Pradeep Majhi said in a tweet: Wondering why Odisha didn't send a tableau, bcoz its so easy just put plaster of Paris Naveen (Patnaik...

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Grand R-Day celebrations in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Pomp and pageantry marked the 66th Republic Day celebrations, as people took part with great enthusiasm in events in Mumbai and across Maharashtra. The main state function was held at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai where Governor C.V. Rao unfurled the tricolour and took the salute at a parade. Rao's wife Vinodha, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his wife...

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Karnataka governor hails state welfare schemes on R-Day

Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala Monday lauded the Congress-led state government for launching many welfare schemes and public services like Mobile One project across the state on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. In a brief address on this special occasion, Governor Vala hoisted the national flag and said that the state government has made remarkable progress i...

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North Korea asks Cambodia to ban screening of 'The Interview'

Seoul, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) North Korea has asked the Cambodian government to ban the screening of the US film The Interview, which caricatures North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, arguing that its distribution could harm bilateral relations, South Korean media reported Monday. The North Korean embassy in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh sent a note to the Cambodian ministry of foreign affai...

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Peace talks on Libya resume in Geneva

Geneva, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) Peace talks between the different parties to the conflict in Libya resumed in Geneva Monday, UN spokeswoman Corinne Momal-Vanian said. The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) had announced that the talks would resume in Geneva after unsuccessfully trying to find a place safe enough in Libya to hold the meeting. The first round of negotiations between Li...

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Seven soldiers killed in Ukraine clashes

Kiev, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) At least seven Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 24 others injured during clashes with pro-Russian separatist militias, Ukrainian Armed Forces spokesman Vladislav Seleznev said Monday. Over the past 24 hours, separatists launched 115 attacks against the positions of the government troops, according to the command of the Ukrainian forces. In a related...

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Governor Narasimhan hoists Tricolour in both Telugu states

Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Monday celebrated the Republic Day with pomp and gaiety with the governor flying from one state to the other to hoist the national flag. E.S.L. Narasimhan, who is serving as the governor of both the Telugu states, had the honour of unfurling the Tricolor at the main official functions both in Vijayawada and Hyderabad. The gove...

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Wipro bags multi-year deal from Irish bank

Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Wipro Ltd. has won a multi-year strategic infrastructure management contract from Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB), a leading bank in Ireland. We have won a contract to build an agile and adaptive infrastructure for the Irish bank and improve predictability and cost effectiveness of its services, Wipro vice-president and global head for its banki...

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Shia militants surround key square in Yemen's capital

Sanaa, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) Uniformed members of the Houthi Shia movement Monday surrounded Yemeni capital Sanaa's Taghyir Square to prevent demonstrations called by a youth group. The Houthis, wearing police uniforms, were stationed at checkpoints on the streets that lead to the square which was the epicentre of the 2011 revolution that forced former president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step do...

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Smith and I could play together in Australian team: Clarke

Sydney, Jan 26 (IANS) Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke, nursing a hamstring injury, has hinted at the possibility of both him and Steven Smith featuring together in the World Cup despite having similar roles in the team. Clarke has been given a Feb 21 deadline by Cricket Australia (CA) to make himself available to captain the team for the mega event, starting Feb 14. Cla...

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Pomp, pageantry mark R-Day across India

Jammu/Kolkata/Guwahati/Chennai/Panaji, Jan 26 (IANS) Republic Day was Monday celebrated across India with gaiety and patriotic fervour, as leaders stressed the need of rooting out corruption and working for development while asking insurgents to shun violence. The day was largely peaceful, barring twin blasts near Assam's Digboi town triggered by the United Liberation Front of Asom. <...

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