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Ancelotti optimistic about his future at Real Madrid

Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti on Friday brushed aside rumours which point to Saturday's final La Liga game of the season being his last with the club. Ever since Real crashed out of the semi-finals of the Champions League 10 days ago and Barcelona won the La Liga title last Sunday, the press have been rife with rumours that Ancelotti will be sacked and replaced ...

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Communist Party targets religious members in 'China's Jerusalem'

Shanghai, May 22 (IANS/EFE) Known as China's Jerusalem for its prominent Christian population, Wenzhou city's chapter of the Communist Party of China (CCP), will expel any party member who practices religion, the official newspaper Global Times reported on Friday. The decision came during an especially difficult moment for Christian communities in the eastern province of Zhejiang, as chu...

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SBI to open representative offices in Brazil, Myanmar shortly

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Aiming to enhance its global footprint, India's largest commercial bank, State Bank of India is venturing into Brazil and Myanmar besides planning to enhance operations in the subcontinent, an official said here on Friday. We are planning to open a representative office in Brazil. We already have got the license and we are in an advanced stage of talks with the Bra...

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Adil, Nikit in boys tennis final

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Top seed Adil Kalyanpur and unseeded Nikit M. Reddy of Andhra entered the boys singles final of the SAT Open National Series Under-16 junior tennis tournament with straight-set victories here on Friday. Adil, who is ranked No.8 in the AITA U-16 list, blasted his way past third seed S.M. Aadithya of Tamil Nadu in a lop-sided semi-final 6-2, 6-1 while Reddy, a trai...

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Planning Commission was better than NITI Aayog: Himachal CM

Shimla, May 22 (IANS) Batting for the disbanded Planning Commission, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said on Friday it was far better than the newly-constituted NITI Aayog as far as the welfare of states was concerned. The Planning Commission used to take up the issues of the states strongly with the ministries concerned. I personally feel NITI Aayog has no clear directiv...

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Indian blind cricket team to tour England, Bahrain

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The Indian blind cricket team is all set to leave for England to play three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and three Twenty20s, Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) announced here on Friday. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has invited Indian blind cricket team to play matches in England from May 24th to 31st. The team will also be in Bahrain to play...

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ISRO to test plane-shaped space launch vehicle in July

Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Come second half of July, India's space agency is likely to test a small model of reusable launch vehicle shaped like an aeroplane, said a senior official. It is going to be an important engineering experiment for the Indian space agency. A small aeroplane-shaped vehicle would be launched from here sometime during the second half of July, M.Y.S.Prasad, director, Sa...

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Russian woman shoots herself taking selfie

Moscow, May 22 (IANS) A 21-year-old Russian woman shot herself in the head when she tried to take a selfie with a pellet gun pointed at her temple, Moscow police reported on Friday. She pulled the trigger of an air gun left behind by a security guard while trying to take the selfie in her office on Thursday, Efe news agency reported. She survived the accident, but was hospitalise...

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Valverde extends contract as Athletic Club coach

Bilbao (Spain), May 22 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao confirmed on Friday that Ernesto Valverde has extended his contract as first football team coach for one more season. The 51-year-old Valverde has renewed his contract, which was due to expire in just over a month, until the end of June 2016, meaning he will remain at the Basque club for a third season, reports Xinhua. The former...

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Shoot-out in Mumbai Film City rattles Bollywood

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) In a real life shoot-out, a Bollywood security contractor was shot and critically injured inside the Film City in Goregaon East here on Friday, barely a few metres away from a set where megastar Amitabh Bachchan was shooting. Additional Police Commissioner Fatehsinh Patil told reporters that two people arrived on a motorbike and fired at least three shots at Shrikan...

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Bengal delegate in Cannes for business

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Keen to make a mark in the global arena, the West Bengal government is scouting for business opportunities at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, an official said on Friday. The state government has roped in actor-director Arindam Sil to woo production houses to shoot their films in the state. According to state Information and Cultural Affairs Sec...

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Kenyan army repulses Al Shabaab attack

Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) Somali jihadi group Al Shabab launched a new attack against the Kenyan province of Garissa, but Kenyan security forces were able to intervene and prevent any casualties, according to a statement released by the Kenyan interior ministry on Friday. The statement pointed out that the Kenyan security forces thwarted the attempted terror attack against Yumbis village in...

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Change strategy to defeat IS: Iraq to US-led coalition

Dead Sea (Jordan), May 22 (IANS) Iraq called on the US-led coalition on Friday to change its strategy against the Islamic State (IS) in its bid to defeat the terror group. After IS took control of Ramadi city in north Iraq, there is an immediate need at the present time for changing the coalition's strategy, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh Mutlek told Xinhua news agency during the Worl...

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Modern techniques required to detect faults: ISRO

Thiruvananthapuram, May 22 (IANS) Modern techniques are required to detect faults before a system failure happens, a top Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official said here on Friday. M.C. Dathan, director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, a major space research centre of the ISRO, said that both in aircraft and rocket flights, a fault is often detected when a failure happens and...

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Make your hair holiday-ready

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Before you take off on a summer vacation to a destination of your choice, spare a little time to think of haircare. Hairstylist Asgar Saboo gives essential tips to ensure your hair is holiday-ready and looks its best during your vacation, said a statement. * Use dry shampoo: Dry shampoo has been gaining popularity recently. I always encourage the use of d...

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Thai junta defends performance one year after coup

Bangkok, May 22 (IANS/EFE) Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha expressed on Friday his satisfaction with the junta's management a year after seizing power in a coup on May 22, 2014. I'm satisfied, he said, adding that the serious problems afflicting the country and the government's lax attitude towards them had left him with no option but to take charge, the Bangkok Post daily reported.<...

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Many bodies still lie buried in Nepal's Dolakha

Singati (Nepal), May 22 (IANS) The bodies of many of those buried in the rubble at Singati Bazar in Nepal's Dolakha district -- among the worst-affected in the devastating earthquake of April 25 and the May 12 temblor -- are yet to be retrieved as recovery parties battle the elements to complete their task. Locals said over 100 bodies were lying buried under the debris of fallen houses a...

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Indian golfer Feroz jumps 60 places to be joint 32nd

Hsinchu (Chinese Taipei), May 22 (IANS) Indian golfer Feroz Singh Garewal jumped 60 places to finish tied 32nd as he carded two-under 70 in the second round of the $120,000 Ambassador Asian Development Tour (ADT) tournament here on Friday. Feroz, who fared poorly on the first day with a six-over 78, improved his show and took his total to four-over 148 at the par-72 Hsin Feng Golf and Co...

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'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' highly recommended by B-Town

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) With her 'swagger' in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Kangana Ranaut has once again proved why she's called the 'Queen' of Bollywood! The actress' double role in her latest release has her fans and friends from the film fraternity giving her and the film a thumbs up. Directed by Anand L. Rai, the sequel of 2011 film Tanu Weds Manu marks the return of the whole cast of Kanga...

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Maintain food safety, hygiene in summer

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Take extra care to protect food in summer and keep bacteria at bay. Saurabh Arora, founder of www.foodsafetyhelpine.com, shares tips on food safety and hygiene: * Maintain hygiene: Wash hands before cooking and after handling raw meat, fish and poultry. Dry hands with a clean towel. Make a habit of wearing an apron in the kitchen. Avoid cooking and touchi...

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