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Trade union strike has not affected normal life: Minister

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The daylong countrywide strike by central trade unions demanding a hike in minimum wages has not affected normal life in any manner, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here on Wednesday. There is no impact on normal life, Pradhan told media persons after a meeting of the union cabinet here. He said the government has arrived at a formula on hiking ...

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Narine open to Tests once action improves

Port of Spain (Trinidad), Sep 2 (IANS) Embattled off-spinner Sunil Narine could soon be available again for the West Indies in the longest version of cricket but first wants to continue fine-turning his action. West Indies head coach Phil Simmons said he had spoken during the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to the 27-year-old who indicated he would make himself available only for the limi...

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Gerard Butler's 'Geostorm' release date shifted to 2017

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Production banner Warner Bros has pushed the release date of actor Gerard Butler's drama film Geostorm by three months. It will now release in 2017. The studio originally dated the film for October 21, 2016, but it will now come to the screens on January 13, 2017. Geostorm marks the feature directorial debut of Dean Devlin, who teamed with Roland Emmeric...

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Imtiaz Ali spreads positive buzz for Bengali film 'Teenkahon'

Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who has taken a keen interest in promoting adman Bauddhayan Mukherji's feature debut Teenkahon, believes Bollywood will react positively to the critically acclaimed Bengali flick. ... the whole world and Bollywood has taken the good cinema of the 1960s from Bengal very positively, and I feel that the Bombay (Mumbai) film industry is going to ta...

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Josh Gad to star in 'Russ & Roger'

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actor Josh Gad has been roped in to portray film critic Roger Ebert in Russ & Roger, a comedy centering on film critic and filmmaker Russ Meyer. Actor Will Ferrell will take on the role of Meyer, who made movies like Wild Gals of the Naked West and Faster Pussycat! Kill Kill!, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Russ & Roger is a debaucherous comedy c...

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Shah Rukh Khan misses Yash Johar

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he misses filmmaker Yash Johar, and loves him the most. Karan shared a photograph of his late father along with Shah Rukh on Tuesday, holding hands from a press conference of 1998 film Duplicate, on Twitter, and captioned it: Papa and @iamsrk....#memoriesforever. The Bollywood 'badshah' then retweeted the photograph, and wrote: ...

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Forgiving others cuts depression risk in women

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) While forgiving others protects women from depression, men do not derive the same benefit from being compassionate, suggests new research. The researchers found that older women who forgave others were less likely to report depressive symptoms regardless of whether they felt unforgiven by others. Older men, however, reported the highest levels of depressio...

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Cabinet clears revenue-sharing for auction of 69 oil, gas fields

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a landmark change in India's hydrocarbons exploration regime, sanctioning the auction of 69 small and marginal oil fields of state-owned ONGC and Oil India to private and foreign firms. For the first time, a revenue-sharing model is being approved in place of production-sharing contract, Petrol...

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Jamaica football chief wants another honour for Bolt

Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 2 (IANS) Jamaica's football boss Horace Burrell has called on authorities to confer on superstar sprinter Usain Bolt the Order of Merit, the country's fourth highest honour. Burrell said Bolt had earned vast respect and admiration internationally and had also brought Jamaica further into the global spotlight with his performances, reports Xinhua. It's incr...

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Completely paralysed man voluntarily moves his legs

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) With the help of a robotic device and a novel non-invasive spinal stimulation technique that does not require surgery, a former Irish athlete with chronic, complete paralysis has regained voluntary control in his leg muscles. Thirty-nine-year-old Mark Pollock, who had had been completely paralysed for four years, is the first person with complete paralysis to regai...

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Happiness derived from football better than sex: Busquets

Barcelona, Sep 2 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets believes that the lasting happiness gained from playing football beats the pleasure derived from sex. The Spanish international has been with the Catalan powerhouse since 2008 and has won multiple silverware with his club. He also played a key role in Barcelona's treble win last season. In football, happiness lasts t...

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Sleep at exact time daily to remain healthy

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) The timing of your sleep is just as important as how much sleep you finally get, researchers from Washington State University have found. Ilia Karatsoreos, assistant professor in the department of integrative physiology and neuroscience, shifted mice from their usual cycle of sleeping and waking and saw that while they got enough sleep it was of poorer quality. ...

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US challenges Bobby Jindal's efforts to stop Planned Parenthood

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The Obama administration is challenging Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal's attempt to terminate Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, a non-profit providing reproductive health and maternal and child health services, from the state's Medicaid programme. Republican presidential contender Jindal's effort to terminate Planned Parenthood was launched follow...

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Mumbai City FC gear up for ISL 2 in Dubai

Dubai, Sep 2 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Mumbai City FC have commenced their preparations for the second edition of the lucrative football tournament with a pre-season camp here. The squad arrived here on August 25 and have been going through a rigorous training regime since then. They will play against local outfit Baniyas FC on Friday and have further friendly match...

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Jamaican Hector signs for Chelsea

London, Sep 2 (IANS) English football club Chelsea have completed the signing of Jamaican defender Michael Hector for four million pounds. The 23-year-old, who represents Reading in League Championship, made his international debut three months ago and has since has been capped six times for Jamaica. Hector underwent a medical at Chelsea's Cobham Training Centre on Tuesday befor...

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Windies' Dwayne Bravo receives Hummingbird Medal

Port of Spain (Trinidad), Sep 2 (IANS) West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been presented with the Hummingbird Medal, Trinidad and Tobago's third highest award. The medal was presented to Bravo for his service to sport amidst celebrations marking the twin island republic's 53rd anniversary since gaining independence. Bravo led the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to the 2015 Caribbean ...

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Idris Elba 'too street' to play James Bond

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Anthony Horowitz, writer of the new James Bond novel Trigger Mortis, believes Idris Elba should is probably a bit too street to be the next actor to play the fictional British spy. Horowitz said he thought Elba was a bit too rough to play the part although he asserted that it wasn't a colour issue, reports dailymail.co.uk. I think he is probably a bit to...

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'Scream' pays tribute to Wes Craven

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) TV series Scream paid tribute to late horror film director Wes Craven with a memoriam title card: Thanks for the screams. Though Craven admitted prior to the show's debut that he had little - if anything - to do with the MTV series, Scream is based on the Nightmare on Elm Street director's 1996 horror-thriller of the same name, which still stands as the definiti...

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US cop put on trial for slamming down Indian grandfather

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The trial of a former Alabama police officer who slammed down an Indian grandfather walking in his son's neighbourhood in February has begun with the first day spent in selection of the jury. Eric Parker, 26, is accused of using excessive force against an unarmed Sureshbhai Patel and charged with violating his civil rights. Patel, 57, arrived for court ea...

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Hyderabad school student dies after clash with classmate

Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) A class 10 student died after a clash with his classmate at a private school in Hyderabad, police said. Amir Siddiqui, a student of St. Joseph's Public School, died of brain injury at a private hospital on Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred in the school premises during lunch hour on Tuesday but it came to light only after Siddiqui died at the h...

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