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Bengal governor to oversee Bihar too

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will oversee Bihar too, it was announced Sunday. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said President Pranab Mukherjee had told Tripathi to discharge the functions of the Bihar governor until a new governor is named to succeed incumbent D.Y. Patil, whose tenure ends Nov 26. ...

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Seven killed in Himachal bus accident

Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) Seven people were killed Sunday when a privately-owned mini-bus rolled down a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, police said. Nine people were injured in the accident which took place near Haripurdhar in Sangrah, one of the remotest areas in the state, some 95 km from district headquarters Nahan. The bus was going to Baddi town in Solan district f...

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Delhi Half Marathon: Suresh, Preeja victors among Indians

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Suresh Kumar and Preeja Sreedharan emerged winners among the Indian men and women athletes taking part in the annual Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here Sunday. Suresh completed the 21-km race in an hour and 4.38 minutes while second placed Nitender Singh Rawat and third placed Kheta Ram were slower by 16 and 18 seconds, respectively. Suresh moved ahead of th...

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Tatum, Carolin to co-direct 'Leonard Peacock'

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum and filmmaker Reid Carolin have been roped in by the Weinstein Company to co-direct and produce the film Leonard Peacock, an adaptation of Matthew Quick's YA book Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. Tatum, who has received strong reviews for his work in films like Foxcatcher and 22 Jump Street, will possibly star in the film too. He and Carolin ar...

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Haunting images of NASA's abandoned launch sites revealed

Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Ace photographer Roland Miller from Illinois in the US has put together photographs of abandoned NASA launch sites in a book. The book titled Abandoned In Place has stunning images of 16 space launch sites, research facilities and museums from US states like Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, Utah, New Mexico and California, among...

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Aniston attends 'Cake' screening with Theroux

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston donned a chic coral mini dress as she stepped out for a screening of her film Cake with partner Justin Theroux. The 45-year-old was spotted wearing a bright coral Calvin Klein Resort 2015 nylon mini dress at the screening and cocktail after-party here Friday night. She was also seen cosying up on camera to her fiance Theroux, reports eo...

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Smoke, dirt needed to sell reality, says Dibakar Banerjee

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Dibakar Banerjee has used smoke machines, dust and dirt for his upcoming film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, and the filmmaker believes that these elements are essential to make movies look real. During a session on Recreating Cities from Bygone Eras - Kolkata of the '40s for 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' at Film Bazaar here, he, along with the film's production designer ...

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Bayern Munich increase Bundesliga advantage

Berlin, Nov 23 (IANS) Bayern Munich extended their lead atop the Bundesliga standings with a 4-0 win over Hoffenheim as Schalke upset runner-up Wolfsburg 3-2 and Frankfurt shocked Monchengladbach with a comeback win. Bayern Munich cruised to a victory over Hoffenheim to establish a seven-point advantage. Besides that the 'Bavarians' celebrated the comeback of midfielder Bastian Schweinst...

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Accepting equation with boss, key to excelling in job

New York, Nov 23 (IANS) Instead of faking it, coming to terms with the actual equation you share with your boss may help you perform better, a study shows. Workers are more motivated if they and their supervisors see eye-to-eye about a bad relationship than if they have different views about their relationship, the findings showed. Seeing eye-to-eye about the employee-supervisor ...

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One infant dies in Pakistan hospital

Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) One more infant died due to lack of oxygen in an incubator and negligence of the hospital administration in Pakistan, bringing the number of such deaths to 19 in the past five days. The death of the infant occurred at Sargodha's district headquarters teaching hospital in Punjab province, Geo TV reported Sunday. Sources said the infant was born at home and...

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New device translates words into vibrations for deaf

Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Scientists have created a new wearable device that translates spoken words into vibrations - helping hearing impaired people perceive speech in a completely new way. The new device, known as the VEST (versatile extra-sensory transducer), can be worn on top of clothing or underneath. The device depends on sensory substitution which involves feeding inform...

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Real Madrid battle for 4-0 win in Eibar

Madrid, Nov 23 (IANS) Spanish football club Real Madrid claimed their 13th consecutive win in all competitions as they won a tough away game against Eibar 4-0. Goals from James Rodriguez, Cristiano Ronaldo (twice), who has now scored against 51 different teams as a Real Madrid player, and Karim Benzema gave the league leaders what ended up as a clear win against a side which never gave u...

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Recent doping due to lack of blood-test labs in Kenya: Jos Hermens

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Absence of blood testing laboratories in Kenya led to several doping violations recently, says former one-hour-run world-record holder athlete Jos Hermens. Recently, two-time Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo tested positive for doping. Prior to her, Mathew Kisorio, who has the world's third fastest timing (58.46 minutes) in half marathon, received a tw...

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American whiskey faces challenge in whisky-gulping India

Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) For the most part Indians love things American, but when it comes to their tipple, the world's largest whisky drinkers usually go for Scotch or their very own home-made brands. Indians drink almost as much whisky as the rest of the world put together, according to Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), US liquor industry's leading trade association representing 16 ...

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Asha Negi expects image makeover with 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Asha Negi, a contestant of Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns, says she wants to change the cute little bubbly girl image that people have about her, with some daredevilry in the forthcoming stunt-based reality show. The 25-year-old, who has done serials like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, Pavitra Rishta and Ek Mutthi Aasmaan, believes that her stin...

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Oasis to launch 25 centres in India

Hyderabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Oasis India, a leading infertility treatment center, plans to launch 25 new centres in different parts of the country. Kiran Gedela, co-founder and managing director of Oasis India, said these will open in the next five years. Oasis currently has three centres in Hyderabad. ...

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Katy Perry hits back at Australian media

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has called the paparazzi in Australia perverted and disgusting for following her along the beach and for asking her to pose during her visit to the country for her Prismatic World Tour. She has taken to social media platform Twitter to express her irritation at the experience, reports contactmusic.com. In an open letter addressed to th...

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Adola, Kiplagat win Delhi Half Marathon

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Ethiopian Guye Adola shattered the course record to win the men's race as Kenyan woman Florence Kiplagat successfully defended her title in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here Sunday. Adola bettered compatriot Atsedu Tsegay's course record of 59.12 minutes by six seconds. Adola pocketed $27,000 for the win and $7,500 for the course record. Reigning World Champion...

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President hails Guru Teg Bahadur

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday greeted the nation on the eve of martyrdom anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur. On the occasion of the observance of the Martyrdom Day of Guru Teg Bahadurji, let us recall his supreme sacrifice and message of love, peace and unity of all communities, Mukherjee said in a statement. May his teachings inspire us to work for harm...

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Right noises on economy, time for action

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) An area that evoked much expectation from the people when the Narendra Modi-led majority government took the reins over six months ago was economic revival, as it was seen as spurring growth, creating jobs, stabilizing prices and boosting incomes. India was faltering on all the four counts. As we take stock of the government's performance on these factors on the ...

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