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Not so serious Tisca eyes comedy film

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Actress Tisca Chopra has been part of serious drama films like Qissa and Rahasya, says she'd love to try a comedy movie to show the other side of herself to viewers. I really want to a comedy film. People have never seen me like that...I am not a serious person in real life, so I would love to try that genre, Tisca told IANS. Among the actresses, Tisca loves...

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Nick Cannon to direct romantic film

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon will direct romantic comedy Three Little Words, with Mike Karz and William Bindley producing the project through their Gulfstream Pictures banner. The Exchange, a portal for Britain's financial intermediaries, acquired international rights for the project and will launch sales next week in Berlin, reports variety.com.

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Dalai Lama, Obama to attend religious meet

Dharamsala, Jan 31 (IANS) Globe-trotting monk the Dalai Lama and US President Barack Obama will be together at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington next week, the second time in less than a year, his aides said here Saturday. His Holiness is on a religious tour to the US and will attend the National Prayer Breakfast Feb 5 where the US President will also participate, a senior func...

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'India can be good model for post-Arab Spring Middle East'

Jaipur, Jan 31 (IANS) A long spell of instability and violence lies ahead for the Middle East where artificial borders drawn post World War I are being slowly dismantled, but one model the region can learn from is India with its diversity and autonomy for states, says a chronicler of Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab revolt. I see a long period of chaos and bloodshed ahead for the (Middle ...

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John Legend would love to be a father

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) Singer John Legend says he cannot wait to have children with his wife Chrissy Teigen and insists it is only a matter of time until she becomes pregnant. We want to have kids, so it's just a matter of time. Whenever it happens, we'll be excited, the All of me hitmaker, who married the model in Italy last year, told Us Weekly magazine. Legend says he and ...

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Eddie Redmayne eyes beach vacation post Oscars

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) British actor Eddie Redmayne said he wants a beach vacation with wife Hannah Bagshawe after the Oscars. The 33-year-old actor has already confessed he's a big fan of reality TV, but The Theory of Everything star and Best Actor Oscar nominee admits that his guilty pleasures don't stop there. Asked what he would do after the Oscars, he told people.com: V...

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Ready to debate with Amit Shah: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal Saturday said he was ready to debate with BJP president Amit Shah if the party names him its chief ministerial candidate for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly polls. Kejriwal, who released the party's manifesto Saturday for the, said if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) replaces Kiran Bedi and announces Shah as its chief ministe...

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Actor among five held with cocaine in Kerala

Kochi, Jan 31 (IANS) Malayalam actor Shine Tom Chacko and four women were taken into custody here for possessing cocaine valued Rs.1 million in the international market, police here said Saturday. They were taken into custody on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday from a flat of controversial businessman Muhammed Nisham. Of the four women, one works in Dubai, police said.

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Experiments happening in every Indian kitchen: Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) The conventional dal-roti staple apart, every Indian kitchen is witnessing experiments galore. Whether it's a desi twist to the Italian pasta or a tinge of the batata vada in a burger, Indians are trying food items and cuisines more than ever before, says veteran star chef Sanjeev Kapoor. The 50-year-old, best known for his apron-clad avatar behind the kitchen count...

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Investors robbed of $11 mn Bitcoins in four years: Study

New York, Jan 31 (IANS) Frauds such as online ponzi schemes have skimmed at least $11 million in Bitcoin deposits from unsuspecting cyber customers over the past four years, a study says. Bitcoin is the digital world's most popular virtual currency, with millions in circulation. Our calculation of $11 million is almost certainly at the low-end, said lead researcher Marie Vasek f...

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India, Bangladesh to hold talks on curbing crime

Agartala, Jan 31 (IANS) District heads and border guards of India and Bangladesh will meet here TuesdayTo curb border crimes and to increase trade between the northeastern states and Bangladesh, an official said here Saturday. District magistrates and other officials of Tripura's six districts will meet the deputy commissioners of four Bangladesh districts Tuesday and Wednesday to discus...

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Tejaswini Kolhapure blessed with daughter

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Ugly actress Tejaswini Kolhapure and her husband Pankaj Saraswat have been blessed with a daughter, the former's actress neice Shraddha Kapoor has revealed. The baby was born Friday. Hey guys so yday was one of the most memorable days. My masi @TejuKolhapure delivered a beautiful baby girl, Shraddha tweeted Saturday. The newborn's arrival has spread ...

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Playing video games linked to school failure

London, Jan 31 (IANS) Children who spend too much on the internet, mobiles and video games are likely to perform poorly in schools, new research has found. The researchers, however, noted that not using a computer at all could also adversely affect performance at school. We have observed a linear increase in school failure in relation to an increase in the hours spent on the comp...

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New sensor spots minute quantities of atmospheric mercury

Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new sensor to detect minute levels of mercury in the atmosphere in just 10 seconds. The new highly sensitive, laser-based instrument provides scientists with a method to more accurately measure global human exposure to mercury, the researchers noted. Our instrument has the potential to greatly enhance our understanding of the...

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Katherine Heigl 'prayed' for bigger bosom

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl used to pray and fast to get a more curvaceous upper body. She desired it because she was super flat-chested during her early teenage years, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking on talk show Conan, the 36-year-old actress said: I was a real doormat in those years and I was a very late bloomer so, by like 14 and 15 I was super-flat...

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Selena Gomez, James Franco reunite on screen

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez and actor James Franco are reuniting on the big screen for In Dubious Battle. In Dubious Battle is based on John Steinbeck's eponymous novel, which portrays the economic struggle between labour and capital in 1930s America, eonline.com reports. Franco will also be directing the film, which has a star-studded cast that include...

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Take Rs.41,000, forget rape: Panchayat tells victim

Patna, Jan 31 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a panchayat in Bihar has ordered one of its members accused of raping a Mahadalit woman to pay her Rs.41,000 and asked the victim to not report the incident, police said Saturday. The incident occurred in a panchayat under Kodha police station in Katihar district. But the accused, a local muscleman, refused to pay the money. When she p...

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Michelle Obama praises 'American Sniper'

Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama has praised American Sniper for its depiction of military families and the complex journeys that our men and women in uniform endure. Obama spoke to a gathering here Friday organised by Got Your 6, a group that promotes accurate portrayals of veterans in entertainment. Bradley Cooper, who played Chris Kyle in American Sniper, was one...

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NBA star Payton starts China tour with clinic

Fuzhou, Jan 31 (IANS) Nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton launched the festivities and the inaugural NBA Chinese New Year Celebration Season of 'Giving initiative in China' with a basketball clinic for underprivileged students in southeast China's Fujian Province. Payton also had traditional Chinese New Year meal - dumplings - with the students at the Ankai School in Lianjiang county, rep...

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Purbi Joshi to join 'Comedy Classes' as Hawa Hawaai

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Actress and comedian Purbi Joshi is set to comeback on small screen after her wedding. She will be seen as Hawa Hawaai on comedy show Comedy Classes. Aired on Life OK, the sitcom that features standup comedians like Krushna Abhishek and Bharti Singh will bring forth a rib-tickling spoof of iconic film Mr. India in the episode. In the film, actress Sridevi d...

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