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Back-in-form Atwal aims for Indian Open glory

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Veteran Indian golfer Arjun Atwal will compete at the $1.5 million Hero Indian Open Feb 19-22 with renewed confidence after winning the Dubai Open last month. Atwal, India's first Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour winner and 2003 Asian Tour number one, completed a career turnaround when he secured an emphatic victory in Dubai to end a frustrating four-y...

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David Beckham becomes 'taxi driver' for his kids

Los Angeles, Jan 30 (IANS) Former footballer David Beckham says he has become a taxi driver for his four children after retirement. During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Beckham said he had his hands full driving around sons Brooklyn Joseph, Romeo James, Cruz David and his daughter Harper Seven to school, reports aceshowbiz.com. To be honest, I've become a taxi driver ove...

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Must give importance to mobile governance: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The country must think about 'mobiles first' and give importance to mobile governance to successfully implement e-governance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday. In a first of its kind, the prime minister addressed the 18th National Conference on e-Governance through Twitter. I urge you to explore ways to provide as many services as possible through...

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Akshara finds comparisons with her parents 'unfair'

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Actress Akshara Haasan, ready to make inroads in Bollywood with Shamitabh, finds comparisons with the talent of her parents - Kamal Haasan and Sarika - unfair. Akshara, who is sharing screen space with actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush in the R. Balakrishnan-directed Shamitabh, told IANS, It's unfair to compare me with my parents because their experience is t...

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'Natarajan-Gandhi tussle delayed mining resumption in Goa'

Panaji, Jan 30 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Friday said that the Natarajan-Gandhi tussle could have resulted in the prolonged delay in resolving Goa's iron ore mining sector crisis. His remark came after former UPA minister Jayanthi Natarajan Friday blamed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for the slack performance of her environment ministry. Reacting to senio...

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Pogba may leave Juventus in two years, says agent

Rome, Jan 30 (IANS) French midfielder Paul Pogba may leave Juventus within the next two years, his agent said Friday. If Paul leaves Juventus, it is for the absolute top. If it does not happen this year, it will be next year, Pogba's agent Mino Raiola was quoted saying by bbc.com. Raiola also went to the extent of saying that the Frenchman will be available at the end of the seas...

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Paes in Australian Open final

Melbourne, Jan 30 (IANS) Indian tennis ace Leander Paes entered the Australian Open mixed doubles final partnering Swiss veteran Martina Hingis at the Rod Laver Arena here Friday. Seventh seeds Paes and Hingis beat unseeded Chinese Taipei-Uruguayan duo of Su-Wei Hsieh and Pablo Cuevas 7-5, 6-4. However, it was the end of the road for Paes' compatriot Sania Mirza, who lost her sem...

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Omaxe's consolidated net profit down 14 percent

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Real estate developer Omaxe reported a decline of 14 percent in its consolidated net profit for the quarter ended Dec 31 2015 which stood at Rs.13.92 crore from Rs.16.25 crore in the corresponding quarter of last fiscal. According to the company, its consolidated income decreased by 10 percent at Rs.307.71 crore during the quarter under review from Rs.342.04 crore e...

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Lonely souls find solace in binge-watching TV

Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) The more lonely and depressed you are, the more likely you are to binge-watch television, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have found. Those who lacked the ability to control themselves were more likely to binge-watch. These viewers were unable to stop clicking next even when they were aware that they had other tasks to complete.

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Coal India shares dip 3.47 percent ahead of auction

Mumbai/Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Shares of state-owned behemoth Coal India Ltd (CIL) further fell to 3.47 percent in the afternoon trade Friday after the central government announced plans of selling a maximum of 10 percent stake in the company at a discounted price. The government fixed the floor pricing of shares at Rs.358 each at a discounted rate of 4.5 percent as per the closure of Th...

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Genes decide colour diversity in coral reefs

London, Jan 30 (IANS) Scientists from the University of Southampton have discovered the genetic basis which allows corals to produce their stunning range of colours. They have found that instead of using a single gene to control pigment production, corals use multiple copies of the same gene. Depending on how many genes are active, the corals will become more or less colourful.

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Amy Poehler kissed by men dressed as women

Los Angeles, Jan 30 (IANS) Amy Poehler was honoured by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatrical with a parade and a celebratory roast during which the actress got kissed by two male students dressed as women with thick make-up and colourful wigs. The 43-year-old was paraded Thursday from Harvard Square to the theatre hall with a marching band, costumed marchers and a duck boat in tow, reports ...

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FICCI voices concern over telecom spectrum prices

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Ahead of the telecom spectrum auction in March, the industry chambers have expressed their concerns over the steep reserve price of various airwaves and said high prices will lead to major impact on growth and expansion of quality networks in coming years. The reserve prices for the proposed auction in the 900 MHz band in 18 service areas and 800 MHz band for pan...

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Jordan follows up on captured pilot's situation

Amman, Jan 30 (IANS) The Jordanian army said Friday it was following-up on the situation of a pilot captured by the Islamic State (IS) terror group. In a statement, the army said it was working with all the state institutions to follow up on the situation of the Jordanian pilot, Lt. Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh, Xinhua reported. The army's remark came after the deadline set by the IS for...

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Jessie J reunites with Tom Jones for Grammy act

Los Angeles, Jan 30 (IANS) Singer Jessie J has announced that she will be performing at the forthcoming 2015 Grammy Awards ceremony alongside legendary singer Tom Jones. The duo has previously performed together when Jessie was a coach on the TV show The Voice UK in its first two seasons, reports dailymail.co.uk. Jessie couldn't contain her joy at the news as she tweeted a photog...

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Tommy Hilfiger to publish memoir

New York, Jan 30 (IANS) With an experience of 30 years in the fashion and lifestyle industry, iconic American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger is set to share his journey with the world via a memoir. Brand Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp, one of the world's largest apparel companies, has announced that Hilfiger will publish a memoir with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random H...

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No interference from Sonia, Rahul: Congress leaders

Bangalore/New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi did not interfere with the working of ministers, Congress leaders said Friday after former minister Jayanthi Natarajan quit the party. Natarajan said there was interference in her work when she was the environment minister, followed by a campaign of vilification against her. Congres...

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SpiceJet board approves plans to raise Rs.1,500 crore

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet plans to raise funds up to Rs.1,500 crore through issue of securities, the company informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) through a regulatory filing Friday. The decision was taken by the company board Thursday. To create, issue, offer and allot equity shares, warrants and or any instrument convertible into equity shares w...

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India a vibrant market for Pakistani art

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Pakistani works are drawing attention at the ongoing India Art Fair for the many obvious similarities they share with the Indian counterparts and for their subtle hint of sarcasm at the perennial conflict their country is engaged in. For Art Chowk gallery owner Camilla H. Chaudhary, India has always welcomed Pakistani contemporary art and offered the much-needed ...

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Gandhi's Song: New documentary on centuries-old bhajan

Chicago, Jan 30 (IANS) A nearly six-centuries-old song written by Gujarat's most revered poet-philosopher Narsinh Mehta and made by Mahatma Gandhi as his life's guiding force is now a subject of an upcoming documentary. The documentary titled Gandhi's Song, being written and directed by Chicago-based journalist and writer Mayank Chhaya, begins production in the next couple of weeks with ...

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