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Three, including two students, held for murder

Gurgaon, Oct 25 (IANS) Three people, including two teenaged students, were arrested here for killing a painter after a drunken brawl, police said Saturday. Puneet, Manav and Rahul were arrested for killing Anwar Ali, a painter living in a rented accommodation in Gurgaon. Puneet is a class 11 student while Manav studied in the 12th standard at a private school. Rahul is an auto-ri...

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Five arrested for attacking Bengal police team

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Five people were arrested Saturday for hurling bombs at a raiding police team Friday that left three cops injured in West Bengal's Birbhum district. Additional Superintendent of Police Ananda Roy said: We have arrested five people for the attack. A court remanded them to 14 days' judicial custody. Their interrogation has yielded some more names involved in the atta...

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Pune FC sign Liberian Brown

Pune, Oct 25 (IANS) I-League club Pune FC Saturday completed the signing of Liberian playmaker Eric Brown for the 2014-15 season. The 24-year-old left-footed midfielder joins Pune FC after spending the previous season with Kolkata's United SC and teams up with Ryuji Sueoka and Luciano Sabrosa as the third foreign signing of the season. Pune FC head coach Karim Bencherifa said: Br...

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Story of memories, nostalgia, metaphors

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) In her debut novel, Ira Singh has deliberately picked up metaphors as motifs to narrate a coming-of-age story, set against the backdrop of partition and independence, and refrained from getting into details that led to these developments to narrate a story of a family. It would have been extremely rash to go into the details of the events...I wanted to show how p...

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Anil Kapoor ropes in a new director for Harshvardhan's next?

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) As an attempt to explore new talent, actor Anil Kapoor has reportedly roped in fresh face to direct his son Harshvardhan's second film. The movie will be co-produced by his daughter Rhea Kapoor. Anil Kapoor wants to explore new talents and has roped in a new director to direct his son Harshvardhan's second film, said a source close to the project. This film ...

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Telangana, Andhra war of words hots up

Hyderabad, Oct 25 (IANS) The war of words between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over sharing river water and power intensified Saturday, a day after Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao called his counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu a cheat. Leaders of the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh hit back at Chandrasekhar Rao and asked him to stop making baseless allegation...

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Owl Festival: A time to crack jokes in Varanasi

Varanasi, Oct 25 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people in this Hindu holy city - and now Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency - in Uttar Pradesh are eagerly looking forward to Sunday, to a time for cracking jokes on anything under the sun and merry making, when the annual Uloo Mahotsava (Owl Festival) takes place. The festival, which has become part of the city folk...

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Indian-origin woman killed self, daughters with acid, inquest hears

London, Oct 25 (IANS) An Indian-origin mother poisoned herself and her two young daughters with acid last year after apparently facing problems trying to live with her husband's parents, an inquest heard Saturday. Heena Solanki, 34, was found dead in her bed alongside Jasmine, nine, and Prisha, four, by her husband Kalpesh Solanki at their home in Ruislip, west London, the Mirror reporte...

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Guard jumps to death in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Oct 25 (IANS) A private security guard committed suicide Saturday by jumping from the 11th floor of a building here, police said. This is the third such incident in the building. Hari Shankar, hailing from Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh, jumped off from Park Central building in sector 30. The deceased had Saturday joined duty after Diwali vacation.... No suicide n...

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Ebola cases exceed 10,000: WHO

London, Oct 25 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO), in its latest report Saturday said the number of Ebola virus cases has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths. Only 27 of the cases have occurred outside the three worst-hit countries -- Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea -- BBC reported. These three countries account for all but 10 of the fatalities. Mali became the la...

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Sundar Pichai to head key Google products, services

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Search engine giant Google in a reorganisation of its management has assigned Sundar Pichai the leadership of core Google products, technology magazine Recode reported. In an exclusive report Recode said Google has sent a memo Oct 24 to staff explaining the changes. It said CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai, quotin...

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President launches stamp on Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday released a commemorative postage stamp on Sri Lankan Buddhist revivalist and writer Anagarika Dharmapala. Release of the commemorative postage stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala will contribute towards further strengthening the bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka and bring the two nations closer, Mukherjee said. He ex...

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Dhoni buys Ranchi Rays hockey franchise

Ranchi, Oct 25 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who recently became a co-owner of football team Chennians FC, Saturday joined Sahara Adventures Sports Limited to co-own the new Ranchi-based Hockey India League (HIL) team Ranchi Rays, which was unveiled here Saturday. Ranchi Rhinos, who were the inaugural champions of HIL, was scrapped following distrust between owners ...

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Five-phased polls in Kashmir, Jharkhand; results Dec 23

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Five-phased assembly elections would be held in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, beginning Nov 25 and ending Dec 20. By-elections to three Delhi assembly constituencies would be held Nov 25. Counting for all the seats would be held Dec 23, the Election Commission announced Saturday. The five-phases will be Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 14 and Dec 20. The thr...

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I wouldn't survive in jail: Taylor Swift

London, Oct 25 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift says she is scared of being framed for murder because she would not be able to survive in jail. The 24-year-old admits her worst nightmare is being blamed for a terrible crime she hasn't committed as she believes so many people could stitch her up, reports contactmusic.com. Speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she explained: ''I'm scared...

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Hend pulls two clear of Lahiri at Macau Open

Macau, Oct 25 (IANS) Defending champion Scott Hend of Australia raced two shots clear of India's Anirban Lahiri after battling to a four-under-par 67 in the third round of the Venetian Macau Open Saturday. Despite feeling flat, the in-form Hend dug deep into his reserves to produce three birdies over his closing six holes at the Macau Golf and Country Club to give himself a shot at winni...

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Five-phased polling in Kashmir, Jharkhand

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Elections to Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will be held in five phases, beginning Nov 25 and ending Dec 20. By-elections to three Delhi assembly constituencies would be held Nov 25. Counting would be on Dec 23. ...

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Look stylish in leather trousers

London, Oct 25 (IANS) Leather trousers are stylish, but the thought alone puts many women off them. Hence it is important to get the styling right for these wardrobe essentials and choose the right fit. Model Kendall Jenner may be just 18 years old, but she seems to get the most out of the leather trousers with a loose fit vest and a necklace. Model Sofia Vergara at 41, still looks amazi...

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How to create the perfect sleep environment

London, Oct 25 (IANS) A good night's sleep is vital for your health and well being. From keeping away distractions from your bedroom to maintaining the right temperature, an expert gives some advice on how one can get a sound sleep. As you get ready to sink into your bed, make the most of it with the help of some tips. Creating and maintaining the perfect sleep environment is an ...

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Iranian woman executed over murder

Tehran, Oct 25 (IANS) An Iranian woman was executed Saturday in Iran after she was convicted of murdering a man seven years ago. Reyhaneh Jabbari was hanged in the early morning after being found guilty of killing Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's intelligence ministry, in July 2007, Press TV reported. The 26-year-old woman has confessed to the murder claimin...

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