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Christmas 2014: Designer scarves in vogue

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) With winter at its peak, there is nothing better than a scarf to keep you warm and snug. Designers Rajesh Pratap Singh and Anupamaa Dayal have launched their exquisite scarf lines for fashionistas. Singh's collection has 35 designs of scarves and stoles, created exclusively for Shingora, using premium wool, merino cashmere and other luxurious fibers for a relaxed...

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This year, enjoy Christmas with 'Santa Singh'

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Live up the Christmas fever by raising a toast of Santa Singh -- a special hot chocolate cocktail, launched for the festive season by popular gastropub Monkey Bar. From Dec 24 to Dec 31, 2014, only at Monkey Bar, Connaught Place - we present #SantaSingh, the perfect hot chocolate cocktail that promises to get you into the Christmas spirit, said a statement releas...

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Cumberbatch calls Sony's response to hackers 'worrying'

Los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has called Sony Pictures Entertainment's response to the recent cyber attacks worrying, after the studio decided to pull the plug on The Interview Christmas release amid security fears. I haven't seen the film so I can't comment on the specifics of it, but it is worrying, of course it is worrying, Cumberbatch said in an interv...

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Pakistan battles terror, assures Lakhvi still in jail

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah may have been killed as Pakistan Saturday stepped up its war against terror, ordering the execution of 10 more terrorists and assuring that Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has not been released. A dozen terrorists were killed in separate operations across the country, including in Peshawar where 132 sc...

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Eight terrorists to be executed in Pakistan Saturday

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Eight terrorists on death row in Pakistan will be executed in prisons across Punjab province Saturday, media reported. The executions will be carried out at the Kot Lakpat, Adiala and Bahawalpur jails, Geo TV reported citing Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada. The moratorium on the death penalty in terrorism cases was lifted in Pakistan following the bru...

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Whole nation is united against terrorism: Pakistan president

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday said that the whole nation is united against terrorism which will be eliminated from the country at all costs. He said this while on a visit to Peshawar where over 140 students and teachers were killed during a barbaric attack by the Taliban on the Army Public School Tuesday. Talking to the media in the northwe...

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Saina loses in semis of Superseries Finals

Dubai, Dec 20 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal lost 21-11, 13-21, 9-21 to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the semi-final of the $1,000,000 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals at the Hamdan Sports Complex here Saturday. World No.4 Saina had a very good start in the first game but the 2014 Asian Games bronze medallist Tai produced an array of deceptive drop sho...

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India's forex reserves up by $2.17 billion

Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves grew by $2.17 billion to $316.83 billion for the week ended Dec 12, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed. In the previous week (Dec 5)the reserves had fallen by $1.64 billion to $314.66 billion. According to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement, foreign currency assets, the biggest component of the forex reserves, gain...

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Flipkart raises $700 mn from new investors

Bengaluru, Dec 20 (IANS) India's leading e-retailer Flipkart Saturday announced raising $700 million (Rs. 4,435 crore) from new institutional and retail investors to fund its growth and expansion plans. The funds will be used for long-term strategic investments, to build a technology firm and deliver superior customer experience, the e-commerce major said in a statement here. The...

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Air India to add extra capacity in domestic sector

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) With aviation capacity coming under strain, national carrier Air India Saturday said that it is planning to ramp up capacity in the domestic sector by inducting more aircraft. The airline said that it will press into service a Boeing 747, 777-200LR and B777-300ER to clear the holiday rush. The airline is also planning to induct an additional Boeing 787 ...

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After Mauritius, India to export warships to Sri Lanka

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) India will now export two warships to Sri Lanka after delivering a warship to Mauritius for the first time, Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh said here Saturday. From Sri Lanka, we have received an order to build two off-shore patrol vehicles (OPV) and they are under construction in Goa Shipyard, the minister said on the sidelines of the c...

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Crucial bills lined up in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha is scheduled to consider some crucial bills including the coal mines bill in the remaining two sittings of parliament next week. The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014 seeks to facilitate auction of coal blocks further after the Supreme Court struck down allocation of over 200 coal blocks, holding the allocation process arbitrary and illeg...

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Avoid politics in children's welfare: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 20 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the families of those killed in the Pakistan school attack, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday said issues related to children's welfare have to be taken up on a priority, ignoring political differences. The issues related to children's rights cut across considerations of political systems and geography. The entire world is...

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Batting collapse cost us dear: Dhoni

Brisbane, Dec 20 (IANS) Six Indian wickets in the morning session on the fourth day caused the visitors' downfall in the second Test, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said here Saturday. India collapsed from 71 for one to 224 all out in the first session. That set the tone for an Australian win and their 2-0 lead in the series. Dhoni had no qualms in admitting that his batsmen messed...

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Saina loses in semis of Superseries Finals

Dubai, Dec 20 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal Saturday lost in the semi-final of the $1,000,000 Badminton World Federation (BWF) Superseries Finals here. World No.4 Saina lost 21-11, 13-21,9-21 to World No.9 Tai Tzy Yung of Chinese Taipei at the Hamdan Sports Complex. ...

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Done with Soumitra Chatterjee-starrer short film: Sujoy Ghosh

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh wrapped up a short film starring the doyen of the Bengali film industry Soumitra Chatterjee here Saturday. Short film over. Now to embark upon long...(sic), tweeted Ghosh of Kahaani fame. Tota Roy Choudhury and Radhika Apte are the other actors in the film, said to be a thriller. A few days ago, the Kahaani crew landed in the c...

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Germany to provide additional funding for India's green energy corridors

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Germany said Saturday it has committed an additional 500 million euros (Rs.3,900 crore) to support India in developing its green energy corridors. According to German embassy here, the funding will be released under the Indo-German bilateral development cooperation. The additional funding was approved after German Ambassador Michael Steiner and Finance ...

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Pakistan must improve fielding standards: Waqar Younis

Sharjah, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan coach and pace legend Waqar Younis has said his side needs to revamp its fielding standards and batting against short-pitched deliveries to be competitive enough at the impending 2015 One-Day International (ODI) World Cup in February-March 2015. Pakistan lost the fifth and final ODI against the New Zealand by 68 runs in Abu Dhabi Friday to concede the seri...

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'PK' is special for Boman Irani despite small role

Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani, who has been part of all of Rajkumar Hirani's films, has a small part to play in the director's latest offering PK. But he says the movie is special for him as PK will have a social impact. The movie released Friday, and it is being lauded for being an entertainer with a purpose. In 'PK', I play the head of a news channel and it is importa...

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Pakistan, Afghanistan to carry out coordinated operations

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan's top security advisor Saturday ruled out joint operations with Afghanistan against militants, saying both counties will coordinate operations on their own side of border. Comments by Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz came after Pakistani forces stepped up actions against the militants in the border region and killed nearly 50 ...

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