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Pulkit, Riteish to represent six cultures in one song

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Bollywood actors Pulkit Samrat and Riteish Deshmukh will be seen in six different looks in a new song Ishq karenge from the forthcoming film Bangistan. The actors will be seen representing six different cultures; two from southern India and four others -- African, Arabic, Buddhist and Russian. Pulkit and Riteish will be seen dancing in different styles along with ac...

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Amnesty denounces Kashmiri civilian's killing

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) An attack by a suspected armed group on a sarpanch in a Jammu and Kashmir village demonstrates disregard for human life, Amnesty International India said on Friday. According to media reports, gunmen fired at 43-year-old Mohammad Yusuf Bhat on Wednesday night when he was on his way to a mosque for prayers. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him de...

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B-Town wishes 'speedy recovery' to Hema Malini

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Bollywood veterans like Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi and Rishi Kapoor wished actress Hema Malini a speedy recovery after she suffered injuries in a road accident. The 66-year-old actress' car collided with another car, leaving a child in that vehicle dead and injuring the actress along with four others on Thursday night. She was proceeding from Mathura via Bharatpur to...

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Kerala CPI MLA pushes district official, faces case

Idukki (Kerala), July 3 (IANS) A case was lodged against a Communist Party of India woman legislator here on Friday for allegedly trying to manhandle Idukki additional district magistrate and obstructing him from performing his duty, police said. Police said the incident took place in Peruvanthanam area in this hilly district when locals were protesting re-installation of a gate on a co...

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'Hema Malini never inquired about our child'

Jaipur, July 3 (IANS) The distraught father of the two-year-old girl, who died in a car crash with actor Hema Malini's sedan, is inconsolable, while the injured mother is constantly asking Chinni kahan hai?, not knowing her daughter is dead. The family is even more hurt that neither the actor nor her aides bothered to ask about their well-being though, they say, the accident was caused by her spe...

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Telangana launches massive plantation programme

Hyderabad, July 3 (IANS) Telangana on Friday launched a massive programme to plant 230 crore saplings over the next three years. Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao launched Telanganaku Haritha Haram (green garland to Telangana) by planting a sapling at Chilkur Balaji temple in Ranga Reddy district near Hyderabad and called upon people to actively participate in the programme to improve ...

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Airbus arm to make copters in India with Mahindra

Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) Subsidiaries of global aerospace major Airbus and leading auto maker Mahindra will jointly produce helicopters in India to meet the country's growing military needs. A joint venture will be set up soon to become the first private manufacturer of military helicopters under the 'Make in India' initiative, Mahindra Defence said in a statement here on Friday. ...

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Rachaittri Gupta to play female lead in 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' play

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Delhi-based theatre artist Rachaittri Gupta will play the female lead in the play adaptation of Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi starrer Bollywood drama Hamari Adhuri Kahani. The film's theatre version stars Imran Zahid as the male lead Aarav, a rich and suave hotelier, who falls in love with an already married florist, Vasudha -- the role for which Rachaittri has b...

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'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' crosses Rs.150 crore mark

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) After garnering appreciation from all quarters, actress Kangana Ranaut's Tanu Weds Manu Returns has become the first Bollywood film of 2015 to gross over Rs.150 crore, according to trade gurus. Continuing its successful run at the box office in its sixth week, the romantic comedy film has minted Rs.150.03 crore, trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared on Twitter.

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Junior tennis titles for Subash, Chandrika

Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) Unseeded Chandrika Joshi of Karnataka celebrated her 13th birthday here on Friday with a maiden title triumph in the Under-14 Championship Series junior tennis tournament beating third seed P. Shruthi of Tamil Nadu 7-6 (2), 6-2, in the girls singles final. In an all-Tamil Nadu boys singles final, qualifier Subash Paramasivam came from behind to topple top seed Ra...

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Live in serenity in Vastu-perfect home

Prasad Kulkarni, CEO, MahaVastu, Mumbai, suggests how: * Wind chimes: The common decorative items in most homes can be placed in north, northwest and west vastu zones. In the north, you can place a wind chime made up of five rods; this will attract new opportunities in your career. A seven-rod wind chime in the west brings overall gains for you. * Location of dressing table: Plac...

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Nadal fears his best Wimbledon days may be over

Wimbledon, July 3 (IANS) Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal says he may not be able to return to his heydays in Wimbledon after he was knocked out from the competition in the second round by German qualifier Dustin Brown. The world number 10, lost 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to world No.102 Brown as his dismal run in the tourney continued. The 29-year-old has been beaten by players ranked outside th...

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SC gives Karnataka eight more weeks for Bengaluru civic polls

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday gave the Karnataka government and the State Election Commission eight more weeks to hold the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palika (BBMP) polls, declining the state's plea for more time for delimitation of wards on the basis of 2011 Census. A bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Amitava Roy said it may give mo...

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One held for stealing fuel from IOC pipeline

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A man accused of stealing 12,000 litres of fuel from Indian Oil Corporation's (IOC) Panipat-Bhatinda pipeline was arrested from Chander Vihar area here, police said on Friday. The accused Avtar Singh, 42, along with his gang tapped into the IOC pipeline which runs from Panipat to Bhatinda in Punjab. He was arrested late Thursday. Deputy Commission...

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Congress, BJP flay Odisha government over Nabakalebar infra work

Bhubaneswar, July 3 (IANS) The opposition Congress and BJP on Friday lashed out at the Odisha government over the tardy progress of work related to the upcoming Nabakalebar festival and demanded details of the money allocated for infrastructure projects. The ruling Biju Janata Dal asked the opposition parties not to play politics over the religious festival. Pradesh Congress Comm...

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Sensex gains over 145 points; bank stocks rise

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) A slew of reforms announced by the government and relief from Greece crisis led a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to close with healthy gains on Friday. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed the day's trade with gains of over 145 points or 0.53 percent. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE...

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'Vatican Tapes' coming to scare Indian audiences on July 31

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) American supernatural horror film The Vatican Tapes, said to be based on true events, will release in Indian theatres on July 31. The film, which is being released in the country by Multivision Multimedia Pvt Ltd, features American actors Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Michael Pena and Kathleen Robertson, who will be seen as the leading lady in the movie. ...

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Coal auctions for power firms soon: Piyush Goyal

Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said that the coal ministry is coming up with a set of auctions for power companies which doesn't have coal linkages. There will be two auctions for power companies based on their power purchase agreement (PPA), he said on the sidelines of an event organised by Bharat Chamber of Commerce. Goyal said that for po...

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IS trying to gain hold in PoK: Indian Army

Jammu, July 3 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group is attempting to gain a foothold in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) even as the terror infrastructure across the border was intact, a senior army officer said on Friday. Whatever inputs we have...Islamic State is definitely trying to gain a foothold in the area (PoK), the General Officer Commanding (GoC), 16 Corps, Lt. General K...

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'Max' - A max emotional drama

Film: Max; Language: English Cast: Josh Wiggins, Robbie Amell, Mia Xitlali, Thomas Haden Church, Lauren Graham, Dejon LaQuake and Luke Kleintank; Director: Boaz Yakin; Rating: *** This film is dedicated to the memory of war dogs and their handlers. The narration starts off by telling us, Dogs have been used in war since World War I and nearly 3,000 dogs have been deployed in Iraq...

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