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Iniesta optimistic for Barca ahead of new season

Madrid, July 26 (IANS) FC Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said that he was optimistic his club would improve on last season's disappointing campaign. Barca have acted quickly this summer to solve the problems which saw them miss out on league, cup and Champions League last campaign, with the arrival of goalkeepers Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo, midfielder, Ivan Rakitic, defender Jerem...

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Get bowled over by KFC's Fab Five

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) KFC, the Kentucky-based casual dining brand known for its so good range of chicken burgers and buckets, has been trying its best to entice vegetarians. And now, with the launch of rice bowls topped with their signature products like fiery grilled chicken and veg strips, they are set to attract more foodies who love to have carbohydrates. Starting at Rs.59 (excl...

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Increase Hajj seat quota: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi's to increase the Hajj quota for the state owing to a large number of applicants. She said the Tamil Nadu State Hajj Committee has received 13,159 applications from pilgrims for Hajj 2014. In letter to Modi, Jayalalithaa said: Based on the Muslim population, Hajj Comm...

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Ghanaian government, GFA to issue joint response to FIFA

Accra (Ghana), July 26 (IANS) The Ghanaian government might issue a joint response with its Football Association (GFA) to FIFA on establishing a Commission of Enquiry to look into the country' s recent World Cup flop, Minister of Youth and Sports Mahama Ayariga said here. The Commission was set up by Ayariga to look into activities that led to Ghana' s poor performance at the recent 2014...

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Maoists disrupt Aadhaar enrollment in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) Armed Maoists Friday abducted four enrollers from a Aadhaar camp in Malkangiri district, releasing them with a warning to stop the process, a senior official said Saturday. Armed rebels Friday stormed into a Aadhaar enrollment camp at Marigata village, over 750 kms from here, and took with them four enrollers, state director of census operations Bishnupada Set...

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I'm not a jewellery person: Chitrangada Singh

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Actress Chitrangada Singh walked the runway for jewellery brand Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers at the recently concluded India Couture Week 2014. But when it comes to her personal life, she is not a jewellery person. I am not so much into jewellery in my personal life, but yes, if I have to dress up in something elegant, a statement piece always works wonders, the Ha...

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'Ministers dreaming of Hindu nation have no place in India'

Panaji, July 26 (IANS) Ministers dreaming about a Hindu nation should be taken to task by the government and have no place in India, according to Fr. Maverick Fernandes, head of the Goa Church's charitable wing. Fernandes, who on several occasions has been the voice of the powerful Roman Catholic Church in Goa, also said that comments like those by Co-operation Minister Deepak Dhavalikar...

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No school fee, girl sets self afire

Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl in Odisha set herself on fire after her parents said they couldn't pay her school fee, a family member said. An official Saturday termed it as an accident. The incident took place in Khutuguda village in Nabarangapur district, about 700 kms from here, Thursday. Kanak Dei Bhatra, a class 10 student, requested her parents to give aroun...

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Pavan's next along the lines of 'Ninne Pelladutha'

Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Telugu romantic-drama Prem Ishq Kadhal fame Pavan Sadhineni is ready with his next directorial in the language titled Zindagi, which will be made along the lines of Akkineni Nagarjuna's Ninne Pelladutha. It's a family drama that will revolve around marriages. In short, I can say it will be along the lines of Nagarjuna's 'Ninne Pelladutha', Pavan told IANS. ...

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Priyanka has captured the soul of Mary Kom: Bhansali

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Mary Kom co-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali is overwhelmed by the impact of the trailer of the film. He agrees that Priyanka Chopra, who plays M.C. Mary Kom onscreen, doesn't resemble the Olympic bronze medallist boxer but says the actress has captured the star athlete's soul for the role. We wanted to tell Mary Kom's story. Her life has everything. Drama, passion, ...

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Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Jammu

Jammu, July 26 (IANS) Pakistani troops opened fire at India positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu late Friday, an official said Saturday. Pakistani troops fired at our positions on the LoC in Pallanwalla area at 10.10 p.m. late Friday, Defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS here. They used small arms to target our positions. Our troops responded with similar c...

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India at Commonwealth Games Saturday, Day 3

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Abhinav Bindra and Malaika Goel gave India a gold and a silver from shooting on day 2 of the Commonwealth Games and the country will look forward to earning more glory from the discipline with medals up for grabs on day 3 here Saturday. Badminton: India to play Mixed Team quarterfinal. Boxing: Manoj Kumar will be in action in men's 64 kg Round of 32 whi...

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An Obama dinner invite for a differently-abled Indian girl

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Next week, US President Barack Obama and his wife will host 12 differently-abled people from all over the world, including one from Mumbai, for an exclusive dinner at the White House. The lucky Mumbaikar from suburban Goregaon is athlete Neha P. Naik, 23, who is a Special Olympics International Global Messenger, besides taking part in the 100 metres and shot-put ev...

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Decided on Paris for proposing Soha on impulse: Kunal Kemmu

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu, who recently and suddenly proposed to his lady love Soha Ali Khan in Paris, says the engagement was pre-planned, but also something he did on impulse. He's glad he managed to pull off a surprise. It had to be! I had to take friends into confidence in Paris to get me the ring. But I managed to keep my proposal plans completely hidden from Soha, Ku...

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Indian American officials asked about 'your country','your government'

Washington, July 26 (IANS) In an extremely awkward incident, a newly elected member of the US House of Representatives mistook two senior Indian American officials of the Barack Obama administration to be from India and asked them questions about your country and your government. I'm familiar with your country; I love your country, freshman Republican Curt Clawson told Nisha Biswal and A...

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Slow down to instil sexual desire in her

London, July 26 (IANS) Does being nice and responsive increase sexual desire in her? Do men perceive responsive women as more attractive and vice versa? The answers lie in slowing down if the goal is to instil sexual desire. People often say that they seek a partner that is responsive to their needs and that such a partner would arouse their sexual interest. To find the answers, ...

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Nagarjuna enjoys 'pressure, pleasure' of hosting TV show

Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who is busy hosting the Telugu version of Kaun Banega Crorepati titled Meelo Evaru Koteeswarudu, says he enjoys the pressure and pleasure of hosting the show which is a hit on the small screen. I am enjoying the pressure and pleasure of hosting such a wonderful and thoroughly engaging show. The adulation from viewers is a huge stimulant f...

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Dhanush's 'Vella Illa Pattathari' creates ripples at box office

Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Tamil action-drama Vella Illa Pattathari (VIP), which is Dhanush's 25th film, has raked in a whopping Rs.19.08 crore in its opening week in Tamil Nadu, becoming the year's first blockbuster in the language. The film, directed by debutant R.Velraj, was made on a budget of approximately Rs.5 crore. VIP has collected a staggering Rs.19.08 crore in its first w...

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Shruti Haasan great dancer, singer: Sreenu Vaitla

Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actress Shruti Haasan has sung an item number for upcoming Telugu actioner Aagadu and she will be seen grooving to it as well. The film's director Sreenu Vaitla is in awe of her dancing and singing skills. Shooting a special song today with the very special and multi talented Sruthi Hassan (sic). Not only a great dancer but also a superb singer. Thank you for sing...

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It helps to be thick-skinned in film industry: Alia Bhatt

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) All of 21, she's young and versatile unlike others of her generation, and even in terms of dealing with criticism, Highway star Alia Bhatt has a mature approach. She says being thick-skinned comes in handy. Criticism and appreciation should be welcome at all times. But it helps to be thick-skinned in the industry, Alia told IANS over phone from Mumbai when asked...

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