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Mohun Bagan aim to maintain top slot against Sporting in I-League

Barasat (West Bengal), May 22 (IANS) Aiming to hold on to their top spot, leaders Mohun Bagan face Sporting Clube de Goa in a crucial I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Saturday. Mohun Bagan now have 35 points from 18 games, having won ten and lost three. Whereas Goa are placed lower in the points table in seventh spot with 20 points from 18 games, with fou...

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Sensex gains over 150 points; capital goods rise

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Healthy quarterly results by some of the blue chip companies led a benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), to gain over 150 points or 0.55 percent during the late-afternoon trade session on Friday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made gains during the trade session. It was up 36.65 poi...

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Lowly female chimps better social networkers

New York, May 22 (IANS) Female chimpanzees who rank low in terms of reproductive success seek out other girl pals with similar status, finds a new study on social relationships among apes. Unlike most primates, female chimps are loners compared to males. They spend about half their time alone or with dependent kids, said study co-author Steffen Foerster from the Duke University i...

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Three new ministers in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 22 (IANS) Three new faces were included in the Raman Singh-led Chhattisgarh government on Friday in the long awaited cabinet expansion. The expansion brings in Bhaiya Lal Rajwade, Mahesh Gagda and Dayaldas Baghel as ministers. Due for around one-and-a-half years, the government's move fulfils the mandatory constitutional requirement to have 15 percent of the total ele...

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Man throws acid on woman, kills himself

Bhopal, May 22 (IANS) A 45-year-old man on Friday threw acid on a woman and later committed suicide here, police said. The woman suffered severe burn injuries in the incident. Superintendent of Police Arvind Saxena told IANS: Around 7 a.m. the woman, Renu (22), was going on her scooter when Sanjay Patil manhandled her, following which he threw acid on the girl. She has suffered ...

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Looking good allows better performance: Sunidhi on weight loss

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) She's a livewire performer apart from being a versatile singer. Sunidhi Chauhan, who has lost oodles of weight lately and will soon be seen in her new avatar in forthcoming singing based reality show The Voice India, says her fitter self helps her to connect to the viewers in a better way. By losing weight, I've not done anything big. I was planning to lose a lot of...

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Woman entrepreneur controls Hillary's Twitter account

New York, May 22 (IANS) Ever heard of Mary Jo Brown? Well, she is the proud manager of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's Twitter account - for a while though. Owner of the Brown and Company Design, a print and web design studio in New Hampshire, she tweeted @HillaryClinton: Hi there! I'm Mary Jo mom, small business owner, and Granite Stater and I'm taking over this Twi...

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Founding members of AIIB finalise Articles of Agreement

Singapore, May 22 (IANS) The founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) finalised the Articles of Agreement (AoA) after a three-day meeting in Singapore, according to a statement released by China's finance ministry on Friday. The 5th Chief Negotiators' Meeting on establishing the AIIB was held from Wednesday to Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. The closed doo...

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BJP rattled by our good work: Kejriwal on MHA notification

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday hit back at the home affairs ministry's notification asserting the Lt. Governor's power in public order and services issues, saying the BJP-led NDA government was rattled because of AAP's good work. The BJP-led central government has issued the notification just because they are rattled by the good work done by the A...

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Reese Witherspoon in talks for 'Tink'

Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon has been approached to star in Tink, a live-action film based on the Peter Pan character Tinker Bell. Witherspoon will also produce the film with her producing partner Bruna Papandrea through their Pacific Standard banner, reports variety.com. Victoria Strouse is penning the script. The plot details are unknown yet, but other t...

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Chronic gambling linked to depression

Toronto, May 22 (IANS) Gambling and depression could develop hand-in-hand from the teenage years to early adulthood. Researchers have found that if a young man is a chronic gambler, the chances are extremely high that he also suffers from depression. Gambling problems should be treated together with depression, suggested researcher Frederic Dussault from University of Quebec at M...

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North Korean leader's elder brother at London pop concert

Tokyo, May 22 (IANS/EFE) Television images of Kim Jong-chol, elder brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at a music concert in London were broadcast on Japanese and South Korean media on Friday. Japan's TBS network showed the 34-year-old entering the iconic Albert Hall on Wednesday, in leather jacket and sunglasses and accompanied by a woman, and bodyguards who prevented people pho...

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Unfinished memoirs of Orson Welles found

Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Experts from the University of Michigan have said that they had found an unfinished personal memoir of celebrated filmmaker Orson Welles, Efe news agency reported on Friday. The draft was found among the possessions of the late filmmaker that the university acquired in Croatia from his companion of 24 years, Oja Kodar. One of the interesting new additio...

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Aishwarya exudes old world charm at amfAR Gala in Cannes

Cannes, May 22 (IANS) After lighting up the red carpet at the Cannes International Film Festival, L'Oréal Paris ambassador Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended the prestigious amfAR Gala in a lilac embellished Elie Saab couture gown paired with a Harry Winston necklace, beige lips and hair styled in soft waves. amfAR Gala has been established to raise funds for the fight against AIDS and thi...

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Air quality improved in Beijing ahead of Olympic vote

Beijing, May 22 (IANS) Beijing's air quality has improved as the vote to decide the 2022 Winter Olympics host city is less than three months away. Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau (BMEPB) announced on Thursday that thanks to the capital's continuous air pollution control efforts and favourable weather conditions, Beijing's air quality has improved in the last four months...

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Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' breaks Vevo record

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift's Bad Blood garnered 20.1 million views in just 24 hours, setting a new record on video-hosting service Vevo. The action-packed music video, guest-starring talents like Cindy Crawford and Ellen Pompeo and Mariska Hargitay, among others, was released at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday following much social media hype, read a statement.

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Kannan, Nayak chairmen of Asian Hockey Federation committees

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India's Srinivasan Kannan and Dr. B.K. Nayak have been appointed chairmen of the Asian Hockey Federation's Media & Communication Committee and Medical Committee, respectively. Kannan is a journalist with 28 years of experience and is currently the sports editor of Mail Today. Nayak is known for his vast experience as the doctor of the national hockey ...

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Modi's Mongolia visit more about leverage over China: Experts

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Mongolia was aimed more at gaining some psychological leverage over China than about building trade and economic ties, according to experts. India's former ambassador Phunchok Stobdan told IANS that the visit was more of a strategic step. S. Kalyanaraman, also an expert on the region, said it was about making our presence f...

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Centre issues notification to back Lt. Governor, AAP condemns move

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The union government has backed Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and issued a notification that makes it clear he has the power to post and transfer officials, a move that drew quick and sharp criticism from the combative AAP government on Friday. The notification, issued on Thursday and made public on Friday, states that the Delhi government will have no executive...

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Kanye West donates $133,000 to art institution

Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West has donated $133,000, a part of the proceeds from his Louis Vuitton Foundation concerts, to Chicago-based arts institution Donda's House. The institute, which he co-founded in 2013 in honour of his mother Donda West, provides youths with artistic direction through various classes and programmes including creative writing, record producing and ...

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