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My children are my 'bedrock', says Jude Law

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Actor Jude Law says his children are his bedrock. The actor is father to 18-year-old son Rafferty, 13-year-old daughter Iris and 12-year-old son Rudy with his ex-wife Sadie Frost. He's also step-father to her 24-year-old son Finlay and has a five-year-old daughter Sophia with model Samantha Burke. Also, his former girlfriend Catherine Harding is pregnan...

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Time not right for repatriating Tamil refugees: Panneerselvam

Chennai, Jan 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Wednesday said discussions on voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees should be deferred as it is premature to deliberate the matter now. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the text of which was released to the media here, Panneerselvam said: The process of voluntary repatriation could be considered o...

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Bengal delta facing ecological catastrophe: Amitav Ghosh

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Warning that the Bengal Delta in South Asia is facing an ecological catastrophe in the light of climate change, acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh has questioned the obscurement of information regarding the vulnerabilities of the region. More than any other place in the world ... we, in the Bengal delta, are facing ecological catastrophe and the degree to which this kno...

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'Taare Zameen Par' gave me recognition: Tisca Chopra

Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Actress Tisca Chopra credits Aamir Khan's superhit film Taare Zameen Par for giving her respect and recognition in the film fraternity. Before 'Taare Zameen Par' people were not aware of me as an actor. Whatever respect, recognition I got in the fraternity is through this film. It's been seven to eight years for this film but people still remember it, Tisca told IAN...

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Will appear for CBI questioning Jan 30: Mukul Roy

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy, who has been summoned by the CBI in the Saradha scam, Wednesday said he will appear for questioning before the agency Jan 30. Roy has been visiting Delhi frequently following the CBI summons. Upon his arrival in Kolkata, he assured of his cooperation with the probe agency against which the ...

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Government to go ahead with ONGC stake sale

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The government Wednesday said it will go ahead with off-loading stake in state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) this fiscal. According to Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan, the government will go ahead with the stake sale even as global crude oil prices slump. Pradhan told reporters on the sidelines of the India Energy C...

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Burdwan blast: NIA arrests four more accused

Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday arrested four more accused from various parts of West Bengal in connection with the Oct 2, 2014, Burdwan blast, an official said. Four more accused have been arrested from Nadia, Murshidabad and Birbhum districts in connection with the Burdwan blast. They are being produced before a city court, a NIA officer told IA...

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Pakistan wants good ties with India, peace: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said that he wanted relations with India based on equality and mutual respect, values which are vital for peace in the region, a media report said. In a meeting with Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit here, Sharif said that Pakistan longed for good relations with all countries including India and desired...

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At India Art Fair, a reminder of Kashmir floods

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The audience at the upcoming India Art Fair will visit a traditional Kashmiri house with wooden panes and intricate design and walk through it. The difference would be that this instillation of a fallen house would be a reminder of the destruction in last year's floods in the Valley. The handiwork of Kashmiri artist Veer Munshi, the 20-foot-long Serenity ...

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Jaipur Litfest: Going from strength to strength

Jaipur, Jan 28 (IANS) Why does society have a biased view about writers dealing with sex or about sexual dualities, what would end if we stop believing in our past and why freedom of expression comes at a cost were among the questions that were thrown open for debate and introspection at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015. The annual literary fest, which has attained the stature of a li...

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SpiceJet offers discount on 500,000 seats

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Days after the aviation regulator allowed it to open fresh bookings, cash-strapped budget passenger carrier SpiceJet Wednesday launched its discount scheme starting at Rs.1,499 for one way advance booking on all direct flights. The airline is offering 500,000 seats through the new discount scheme. Bookings have to be made from Jan 28 to Jan 30, and are valid for ...

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Is Mumtaz Mahal's body mummified in Taj Mahal?

Agra, Jan 28 (IANS) The mystery surrounding Mumtaz Mahal's burial at the Taj Mahal has deepened with a book claiming that her body was mummified. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the 17th century Taj Mahal here in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz who died while giving birth to their 14th child in Burhanpur, a town in what is now Maharashtra. The real truth about Taj Mahal was sup...

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Singapore Open golf to return in 2016

Singapore, Jan 28 (IANS) After a three-year absence, Singapore's iconic national golf Open will make a welcome return in 2016. Last staged in 2012, the Singapore Open is set to thrill golf fans when it roars back to life between Jan 28-31, 2016 at the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), one of Japan's leading financial institutions, will be t...

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Sugary drinks trigger early periods

New York, Jan 28 (IANS) Girls who frequently consume sugary drinks tend to start their menstrual periods earlier than girls who do not, new research shows. The team from the Harvard Medical School in the US looked at the relation between sugar-sweetened drinks and the age at which girls have their first period. They followed 5,583 girls, aged 9-14 years between 1996 and 2001 and ...

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3D-printed cartilage for tracheal replacement developed

New York, Jan 28 (IANS) Using 3D printing, investigators from the non-profit Feinstein Institute for Medical Research here have created cartilage designed for tracheal repair or replacement. The trachea or windpipe is a large membranous tube reinforced by rings of cartilage, conveying air to and from the lungs. This is a first for medical research where MakerBot Replicator 2X Exp...

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Hearing for Park's doping case set for Feb 27

Seoul, Jan 28 (IANS) FINA, swimming's world governing body has scheduled a hearing on star South Korean swimmer Park Tae-hwan's doping case Feb 27, the Korea Swimming Federation (KSF) said Wednesday. Park's doping scandal was revealed Monday. Former Olympic and World champion Park was tested positive for testosterone in July last year, and his Seoul-based agency Team GMP blamed the posit...

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Hope India will win World Cup 2015 too: Mandira Bedi

Mumbai, Jan 28 (IANS) Actress, host and designer Mandira Bedi is looking forward to the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and believes that India is going to lift the trophy this year as well. Mandira rose to fame after playing the title role in 1994 TV show Shanti and has also hosted ICC Cricket World Cups on TV in 2003 and 2007. Like every Indian cricket fan, I also believe...

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NCC a mini India: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Calling the NCC a mini-India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said it displays the unity in diversity that is India's strength. Speaking at the NCC rally, the prime minister said it brought back memories of his childhood when he was a cadet of the National Cadet Corps (NCC). The prime minister revealed that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Minist...

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ICC launches World Cup 2015 app

Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC), in partnership with Reliance Communications, Wednesday launched the official World Cup 2015 app, now available for free download from the App Store and Google Play. The app will have unique features and has been designed to enhance user experience of the World Cup. It will allow everyone to keep themselves up-to-date with all ...

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'Qatar selection as World Cup 2022 host invalid'

Strasbourg (France), Jan 28 (IANS) FIFA should hold a new vote under a cleaned-up procedure to select the the 2022 football World Cup's host country as Qatar's winning bid was radically flawed by illegal payments, according to a committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). The PACE Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media unanimously adopted the repo...

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