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Prohibitory orders relaxed for 13-hours in Delhi's Trilokpuri

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Delhi Police Saturday relaxed prohibitory orders for 13 hours in Delhi's communal violence hit Trilokpuri area. The prohibitory orders relaxation is from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday), Additional Commissioner of Police Pushpendra Kumar told IANS. Police Friday relaxed the prohibitory orders for 13 hours. It also gave permission to residents of Block 20 to or...

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Brazil's teenage archer dreams of Olympic glory

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 (IANS) Olympic medal prospect Marcus D' Almeida hopes this week's Brazilian Archery Championships can kickstart his quest for gold at the Rio 2016 Games. The 16-year-old has been dubbed archery's Neymar, who is currently Brazil's top footballer, after winning the silver medal at this year's Youth Olympics and World Cup, reports Xinhua. Already 10th in the wo...

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Swiss authorities arrest three Iraqis

Geneva, Nov 1 (IANS) The Swiss authorities have confirmed that they have arrested three Iraqi citizens who are under suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in Europe. The office of the attorney general of Switzerland Friday said in a statement that the suspects were arrested and held in pre-trial detention at the end of March, Xinhua reported. The office has been conducting criminal in...

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'Fury' - technically brilliant, but thematically stunted

Film: Fury; Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Xavier Samuel and Jason Isaacs; Director: David Ayer; Rating: ***1/2 Visualise this -- against the setting sun and in the stillness of twilight, amidst hordes of lifeless bodies lying around, a lone Nazi soldier on horseback is inspecting the spoils of the war. Then all of a sudden, the uns...

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Six soldiers, 20 militants die in Pakistan gunfight

Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) At least six soldiers and 20 militants were killed in a gunbattle in Pakistan's tribal area of Orakzai Agency Saturday, media reported. An intelligence tip-off led to security forces conducting an operation against the suspected militants in Orakzai Agency on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Xinhua reported citing ARY News. Twenty militants were killed, wh...

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Federer, Murray ousted from Paris Masters

Paris, Nov 1 (IANS) World No.2 Roger Federer was stunned at the BNP Paribas Masters quarterfinals here by Canada's sole representative in ATP rankings top 10, Milos Raonic while Briton Andy Murray too exited the tennis tournament. I'm accepting this defeat, said the former top-ranked Swiss, who Friday night lost in straight sets to miss the 2,884,675 euros event's semifinals, reports Xin...

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Had my own reservations about Bollywood: Saranya Mohan

Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Saranya Mohan, who is making her Bollywood debut with Badlapur Boys, says she had reservations about the industry even after she signed on the dotted line for the project. I've always pictured Bollywood as a glamorous industry. I'm very choosy about my costumes in films and never have I worn something I didn't like. Hence, when I signed this film, I had my o...

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Catalonia unruffled by Spanish challenge to independence vote

Madrid, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) Artur Mas, leader of the regional administration in Catalonia, said that he plans to press ahead with a symbolic vote on independence despite a fresh legal challenge from the Spanish government. Mas originally planned a formal independence referendum Nov 9, but Spain's Constitutional Court effectively blocked it by agreeing to hear the central government's motion...

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Santhanam ready with next film as hero

Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) Comedian Santhanam, who experimented in a lead role with Tamil comedy Vallavanuku Pullum Aayudham and emerged successful with it, is now game for another outing as a hero with a yet-untitled Tamil romantic-comedy. This film follows the success of 'Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya' and 'Vallavanuku Pullum Aayudham', which created a huge fanbase for Santhanam. Ashna Zaveri ...

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Casting very important part of storytelling: R. Kannan

Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) Filmmaker R. Kannan, who is awaiting the release of his forthcoming Tamil comedy drama Oru Oorla Rendu Raja, stresses on the importance of casting suitable actors for certain roles in a film. The looks of certain actors automatically match some roles and hence, casting is very important part of storytelling. I've cast Vemal and Soori (in my film) because I felt nobo...

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Women in majority in Brazil universities yet earn less

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) Women are in majority at Brazilian universities but still earn less than men in the job market, according to a study. The study, prepared by the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, based on data from the 2010 census, shows that women take university courses that lead to lower paying jobs. Education is the worst paying area of employment,...

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Schalke beat Augsburg 1-0 in German Bundesliga

Berlin, Nov 1 (IANS) Schalke's Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar secured his side the third win on home soil with a 1-0 win over Augsburg to open the 10th round of the German Bundesliga. Schalke earned their fourth win of the season while Augsburg suffered their fourth straight loss Friday, reports Xinhua. Dutchman Huntelaar scored the only goal of the match to smooth the way fo...

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PM greets four states on their foundation day

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted people of Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana on their states' foundation day. Greetings to people of Karnataka on Kannada Rajyotsava. May Karnataka scale new heights of progress in the years to come, Modi said. Kannada Rajyotsava is celebrated Nov 1 every year. On this day in 1956, all the Kann...

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'Garm Hawa' to re-release on Children's Day

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) M.S. Sathyu's National Award winning movie Garm Hawa, which was India's entry for the Academy Awards in the best foreign film, will re-release across theatres in select Indian cities Nov 14. PVR Director's Rare will release the movie, digitally restored by Indikino Edutainment, in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad. Sathyu is touched by ...

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North Korea, South Korea to play football match

Seoul, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) The South Korean government has given its approval to a visit from under-15 soccer players from North Korea to play in an international tournament, in a bid to reduce tension and strengthen bilateral ties. A total of 32 young athletes and officials from North Korea will arrive Sunday to take part in the tournament set to be played in the town of Yeoncheon, a spoke...

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US praises Cuba's contribution in fight against Ebola

New York, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, praised Cuba's contribution to the fight against Ebola in West Africa, and said that her country is very grateful. Although I did not encounter them personally, I have to commend Cuba for sending 265 medical professionals to the affected countries so quickly, said Power, who recently returned from a trip to Africa, durin...

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Nigeria FA lauds Keshi's recall

Lagos, Nov 1 (IANS) Nigeria's football governing body has accepted the plea by its national technical director, Shaibu Amodu, for the return of Stephen Keshi as head coach of the team. The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said the association's technical committee accepted Amodu's plea to reconsider Keshi, a statement said Friday, reports Xinhua. It was announced Oct 16 that Am...

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One dies as spacecraft explodes in US

San Francisco, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) One person was killed and another badly injured when Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded over southern California's Mojave Desert after takeoff on a test flight, the California Highway Patrol said. The spacecraft normally flies with two pilots. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo, Virgin...

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J.K. Rowling reveals details about story characters

London, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) British author Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, has revealed previously undisclosed background details of the saga's characters on her website, Pottermore, media reported. The author is immersed in writing short stories relating to places and characters that appear in the Harry Potter series on her site. Some pieces provide ...

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Ethiopia pull out of hosting Senior Challenge Cup

Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) announced that Ethiopia had pulled out as hosts of regional football showpiece, Senior Challenge Cup. Cecafa general secretary, Nicholas Musonye, confirmed here Friday that Sudan will now host the tournament slated for Nov 24 to Dec 9 after Ethiopia withdrew to concentrate on their push to qualify ...

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