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Facebook still favourite with most global brands: Study

New York, May 24 (IANS) Majority of global brands still prefer Facebook over other platforms, reveals a new study. Social media analytics provider Quintly, that studied some 50,000 users of its platform and examined the data by country, found that the majority of brands are still Facebook-focused, adweek.com reported. This study helps to understand which countries are interested ...

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AAP attacks move to give absolute powers to LG

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday described as unconstitutional the central government's decision to give absolute powers in certain areas to Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung. The central government is shadow boxing, AAP leader and former minister Saurabh Bhardwaj told the media after a meeting of AAP legislators here. The notification that the centr...

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Real Madrid slam Getafe 7-3

Madrid, May 24 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half hat-trick kept Spanish football club Real Madrid on par with Getafe before he and the Bernabeu home team went on to steamroll the visitors for a 7-3 victory here. Ronaldo put Real Madrid ahead 1-0 in the 13th minute. But after that, practically every Getafe shot at goal eluded Casillas for a score on Saturday, reports Efe. One ...

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Growing up with smokers doubles fagging risk

New York, May 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that that growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubles the chances of a child becoming an adult smoker. We know that exposure to cigarette smoking as a child is a risk factor for adult smoking because it is a learnt behaviour, and our study results corroborate this theory, said study lead author Elena Navas-Nacher. Nava...

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Five policemen killed in Afghan terror attack

Kabul, May 24 (IANS) Five police personnel were killed after Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Afghanistan's Helmand province, a media report said on Sunday. Militants attacked police checkpoints in Sangin district on Saturday night. Security forces responded to the attack. The clash left five policemen and several militants killed, Xinhua reported, citing a security off...

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New Zealand's Milne ruled out of England ODI series

London, May 24 (IANS) Fast bowler Adam Milne has failed to adequately recover from the heel injury that forced him out of the World Cup to join the New Zealand side for their One-Day International (ODI) series against England. The 23-year-old was ruled out of the World Cup before the semi-final and replaced by Matt Henry, who also played the final and has since gone on to make his Test d...

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User data retrievable from second-hand smartphones

London, May 24 (IANS) Are you planning to junk your smartphone in the second-hand device market for the sake of a new one? Beware as your data can be retrieved from your old phone. A new Cambridge study has found that user data is retrievable from second-hand Android devices that have been wiped via a factory reset, techweekeurope.co.uk reported. Such data can be recovered even from hand...

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Vikalp Mehta breaks out of Akshay lookalike image

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Vikalp Mehta, popular for doing mimicry of Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, is excited about doing some other interesting roles too in TV show Hansi Hi Hansi Mil Toh Lein. After shows like 'Comedy Circus' and 'Comedy Nights With Kapil', I am entertaining the masses with a new show titled 'Hansi Hi Hansi Mil Toh Lein', which airs on Sab TV every Sunday. I ...

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Hope Ancelotti stays at Real Madrid, says Ronaldo

Madrid, May 24 (IANS) Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has thrown his support behind coach Carlo Ancelotti as he awaits news of his future at the club. The club finished two points behind the Barcelona in La Liga, were eliminated at the semi-final stage of Champions League and exited the Copa del Rey back in January. However, Ronaldo tweeted his support to Ancelotti along...

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Pakistanis return bodies of two Indians

Jammu, May 24 (IANS) The Pakistan Rangers has handed over the bodies of an Indian woman and her young son who jumped into the Chenab river in Jammu region almost a month ago and were washed away, officials said on Sunday. The bodies of Anita Chaudhary, a resident of Kalsiyan in Rajouri district, and her son Arun Kumar, aged around three years, were given to the Border Security Force (BSF...

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Why a lively party is not for a depressed soul

Washington, May 24 (IANS) Will you believe that a beautiful cocktail party complete with soft music and animated murmur is not good for a depressed person? A depressed individual, brought to this cocktail party by a well-meaning friend, can slide further into himself, his inability to hear and communicate compounding his sense of isolation, warns a new study. A lot of research ha...

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Huge landslide blocks Nepal's Kali Gandaki river

Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) A massive landslide has blocked the Kali Gandaki river in Nepal's Myagdi district since Sunday morning. According to the ministry of home affairs, the landslide has blocked the river near Baisari village, burying a few dozen houses, Xinhua news agency reported. However, no casualty has been reported so far. The ministry of science, technology and environm...

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Guardiola: New contract after a beer shower?

Munich, May 24 (IANS) It was an emotional finish for the 52nd Bundesliga season as manager Pep Guardiola tried to sneak off the pitch at the Allianz Arena here. But the 44-year-old was caught by Jerome Boateng after Bayern received the championship shield for their 25th Bundesliga title on Saturday, reports Xinhua. The defender duly continued a long and dearly held tradition. Gua...

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Liang-Chuang win Strasbourg International title

Strasbourg (France), May 24 (IANS) Chinese tennis player Liang Chen paired up with Chinese Taipei's Chuang Chia-Jung to win the women's doubles title at the Strasbourg International here, taking home 9,919 euros in prize money. Liang, 26, and Chuang, 30, defeated Nadiia Kichenok of Ukraine and Zheng Saisai of China 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(10) in windy conditions on Saturday, reports Xinhua.

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Paderborn, Freiburg relegated, Bayern win title

Berlin, May 24 (IANS) German football clubs Paderborn and Freiburg were relegated to second division while Bayern Munich officially lifted their 25th Bundesliga title at a sell-out Allianz Arena to close the 2014-2015 season. Stuttgart's Daniel Ginczek secured his side top-flight status as he scored the 2-1 winner to send newly promoted Paderborn back into second division on Saturday, re...

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Big B urges fans to unfollow his fake account

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has asked his fans not to follow a fake account in his name on micro-blogging website Twitter. A fake user by the account name of @SrBachchanc has been re-tweeting the 72-year-old's posts to its 13,800 followers. CAUTION: @SrBachchanc...notice the 'c' added .. this is a FAKE account, not done by me... please refrain from communica...

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Cacophony of Hindutva voices undermines governance agenda

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) For a government that assumed office on the promise of good governance and development, the first year in office has been marked by several intemperate remarks on Hindutva from a few BJP ministers, MPs and functionaries. It was expected that an overwhelming victory at the hustings would give a fillip to undesirable fringes of the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party. But...

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Ryan Reynolds helps young cancer patient meet Deadpool

Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds, who will play the title role in the upcoming film Deadpool, helped a cancer-struck young fan's dream come true through Make-a-Wish Foundation. Tony Acevedo, battling Hodgkin's disease (also known as Hodgkin's lymphoma), got the chance to meet Deadpool on the film's Vancouver set. Acevedo was also able to embody his favourite comic book char...

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I'm ecstatic: Ghaywan on bagging awards at Cannes

Cannes, May 24 (IANS) Neeraj Ghaywan's indie project Masaan has bagged two awards at the prestigious 68th Cannes International Film Festival and the emerging Indian director is ecstatic. The movie, which follows the stories of four people from a small town and how they fit into the moralities, won the Promising Future Prize and the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) Awar...

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Return of 'feel good factor' for Indian economy

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Recent reviews of global institutions and the prevailing investor confidence suggest a striking change in the perception about the Indian economy cover the past year. Yet, some crucial agenda remains for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government as it enters its second year on Tuesday. IANS spoke to a host of stakeholders and analysts over the past week and th...

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