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Sunny Sunday in Delhi

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) It was a sunny Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 22.8 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average. The Met office has forecast a clear day ahead. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 37 degrees Celsius. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 67 percent. Saturday's maximum temperat...

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India's aid to Nepal named 'Operation Maitri'

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Army has named the aid to Nepal 'Operation Maitri' or friendship, a day after it started extending help to the neighbouring country that was hit by a massive earthquake just before noon on Saturday, leaving a trail of death and destruction. In addition to the specialist teams of its National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), India has already moved lar...

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Nepal earthquake: Over 1,800 dead

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) The earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has killed at least 1,805 people, an official statement said on Sunday. The earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, had its epicentre in Lamjung district, around 75 km northwest of capital Kathmandu. Following the massive quake, over 50 aftershocks were also felt. The statement issued by the Nep...

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17 killed in Tibet earthquake

Lhasa, April 26 (IANS) At least 17 people have been confirmed dead and 53 injured in Tibet after a powerful earthquake struck neighbouring Nepal on Saturday, officials said on Sunday. A massive 7.9-magnitude quake, followed by a second 7.0-magnitude quake left over 1,500 people dead in Nepal, Xinhua news agency reported. The quake also jolted the neighbouring regions of Tibet, In...

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Record numbers to run 35th London Marathon

London, April 26 (IANS) Record numbers are expected to run the 2015 London Marathon on Sunday as more than 38,000 registered for the race, organisers said. When registration desks at the London Marathon Expo at ExCeL London closed on Saturday, a total of 38,262 accepted applicants for places had picked up their running numbers and timing tags, Xinhua reported. Around 37,800 are p...

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Shamans, Communists and Crimes: The Dr Siri series

Devices for travelling instantly to any corner of the world and any time period already exist - they are called books. Though Western Europe and North America may form the most frequent settings for English fiction, there is at least one writer who will use unconventional locales - Africa's arid wastes or trackless bush, Central America's steamy forests, South Pacific's laid-back but isolated isl...

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Eva Mendes face of Estee Lauder's 'New Dimension'

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actress Eva Mendes is the face of cosmetics giant Estée Lauder's 'New Dimension' line, which promises users a positive transformation with the help of two new products. Jane Hertzmark Hudis, the company's global brand president said of the line, which consists of the New Dimension Shape+ Fill Expert Serum and the New Dimension Expert Liquid Tape: Women have ...

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China sends search and rescue team to Nepal

Beijing, April 26 (IANS) A 62-member China International Search and Rescue Team left for Nepal at around 6 a.m. on Sunday Beijing time for humanitarian rescue following a 7.9-magnitude earthquake on Saturday. With six sniffer dogs and relevant rescue and medical equipment, the team is expected to arrive in Kathmandu midday Sunday on a chartered plane, according to the China Earthquake Ad...

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Kanye helped Kim understand Bruce Jenner's transition

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Former athlete and TV personality Bruce Jenner says Kanye West helped his wife and Bruce's stepdaughter Kim Kardashian West understand why he had chosen to undergo a gender transition. The 65-year-old Olympian, who confirmed on Friday that he had transitioned into a woman, recalled the conversation the rapper had with his wife, which he says helped Kim come t...

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Indian Air Force planes fetch 546 people back from Kathmandu

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian Air Force planes have fetched around 546 of its citizens, including several infants, back from quake-hit Kathmandu since late Saturday with more sorties firmed up during Sunday, officials here said. The first Indian Air Force plan to arrive from the Nepalese capital was a C-130J Super Hercules with 55 passengers, including fur infants, on board at around...

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Indian Air Force planes fetch 309 people back from Kathmandu

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Indian Air Force planes have fetched around 309 of its citizens, including at least five infants, back from quake-hit Kathmandu since late Saturday with more sorties firmed up during Sunday, officials here said. The first Indian Air Force plan to arrive from the Nepalese capital was a C-130J Super Hercules with 55 passengers, including fur infants, on board at ...

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Elle Macpherson takes urine tester kit everywhere

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Supermodel Elle Macpherson has admitted that the most surprising thing in her handbag is the urine tester kit, which she uses to check her alkaline state. The 51-year-old said: (The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I'm in an alkaline state. I believe that most ailments come from having an acidic body. ...

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Louis Tomlinson parties with mystery girl

London, April 26 (IANS) One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson partied with a group of friends and spent six hours in his hotel room with a mystery girl following a nightout at a club here. The singer, who recently split from long-term love Eleanor Calder after four years together, reportedly held a late-night party in his room, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The 23-year-old star ...

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Tallulah Willis eyes theatre career

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Tallulah Willis, the youngest daughter of actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, is reportedly eager to carve out a career as a theatre actress. Tallulah asked the Die Hard star, who is gearing up to make his stage debut in Misery later this year, to help her, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Tallulah asked Bruce to put some feelers out for any New York City c...

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Toxic gas kills nine in China

Beijing, April 26 (IANS) Toxic gas following a mine blast has killed nine people and injured 12 others in China's Yunnan province, authorities said on Sunday. The accident happened at around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday in Lianmeng village, Kunming city, when 21 people were trapped under a mine filled with carbon monoxide after a blast, government officials said, Xinhua reported. Two pe...

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Hayden Panettiere's a little fiesty pit bull: Aguilera

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Singer Christina Aguilera says she is a huge fan of actress Hayden Panettiere because she is like a little feisty pit bull. The Your body hitmaker says she is a huge fan of the Nashville actress and formed a close bond with her while guest-starring on three episodes of the TV series. I like her a lot because she's one of those little feisty pit bulls,...

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UN chief condoles deaths in Nepal quake

United Nations, April 26 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condoled the deaths in Nepal after a major quake hit the Kathmandu Valley causing wide-scale destruction. Ban, on behalf of the UN, conveyed the condolences in a specially issued statement. Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal and neighbouring countries today in the aftermath of the earthquake that has stru...

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Chris Pratt, Anna Faris 'meant to be together'

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actor Chris Pratt says he and Anna Faris are meant to be together and believes it was his destiny to share his life with her. The 35-year-old actor married the Mom actress in 2009 -- two years after the duo met on the set of Take Me Home. Anna and I are meant to be together. Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just...

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Second IAF plane brings 102 Indians back from Nepal

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A C-17 Globemaster of the Indian Air Force (IAF) landed at the Palam airport here around midnight, bringing back 102 Indians from Kathmandu where they were stranded due to the devastating earthquake in the country just before noon. 102 Indians including one baby brought back by the C-17 Globemaster III of IAF from Kathmandu to Palam, Delhi, a defence ministry s...

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Nepal earthquake: NGRI to asses seismic hazard level

Hyderabad, April 26 (IANS) The National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) will study the characteristics of the earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. NGRI is currently operating a network of seismograph stations along the Himalayan belt and our scientists are going to study the characteristics of this earthquake and its aftershocks using seismic data and field mapping in the days...

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