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Odisha CM launches subsidised food scheme

Bhubaneswar, April 1 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched a scheme here to provide subsidised food to the urban pooor in five cities, an official said. Patnaik announced that 'Aahar' will provide rice and dalma during lunch time to the poor at Rs.5 in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur and Berhampur, the official said. He will also formally lau...

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Drugs, arrests: Stephanie Pratt ready to tell all

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) TV personality Stephanie Pratt says she is planning to release a tell-all book later this year that talks about her descent into drugs and rehab and arrests. The 28-year-old has posed topless for the latest issue of FHM magazine, to which she revealed plans to release a book that will tell about her growing up days, reports aceshowbiz.com. It's coming ...

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Grammy winner Joni Mitchell hospitalised

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Legendary singer Joni Mitchell has been rushed to hospital after falling ill at her home here. The 71-year-old was found unconscious at her home on Tuesday. However, she was alert on the way to hospital, reports tmz.com. Mitchell's official Twitter account confirmed her hospitalisation. Two hours later, JoniMitchell.com tweeted: Joni is currently in in...

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Rihanna says she hasn't reached 'the top' yet

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Singer Rihanna believes that she has not yet reached the top of her career and never wants to feel comfortable enough to say she is. The Umbrella hitmaker may have sold millions of records around the world, and also ventured into fashion design and acting, but she never wants to get complacent about her success as she thinks it would make things go wrong, repo...

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Big B's 'unique' experience in Egypt

Cairo, April 1 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has found a new home away from India. The infectious smile and warm hospitality from the people of Egypt has left a lasting impression on the megastar's heart and mind. The actor, who inaugurated 'India by the Nile' festival here on Monday, took to his official blog to talk about his experiences in the country. I return here to Cairo, for t...

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Actress Roopa Ganguly eyes political stardom

Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) Content with her exploits on celluloid, actress Roopa Ganguly - who became a household name playing Draupadi on the small screen decades ago - is now eager to let the political activist in her to take centrestage, notwithstanding a stuttering start. Initially projected as the BJP's face for the April 18 Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls, Ganguly was forced...

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How to heal skin infections among chronic drinkers

New York, April 1 (IANS) Chronic alcohol intake could lead to severe skin infection and researchers have now found that boosting immune responses of those suffering from alcoholism could address the problem. The study, published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, found that increased sensitivity to infection related to chronic alcohol consumption is due to defective host defense respon...

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Stephen Amell to play Megan Fox's love interest

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Arrow actor Stephen Amell will star as Megan Fox's character April O'Neil's love interest in the the upcoming film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Amell will play the role of Casey Jones, a loner who becomes an ally of the turtles, reports aceshowbiz.com. Fox and Will Arnett will be reprising their role as April O'Neil and Vern Fenwick. Directe...

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ICC president Kamal to resign

Dhaka, April 1 (IANS) Bangladeshi Mustafa Kamal said on Wednesday he is resigning from the post of president of the International Cricket Council (ICC). In a press conference in Dhaka on Wednesday, Kamal said his decision to resign as ICC president was final and not negotiable, reports bdnews24.com. ...

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Pepsi MTV Indies kick off 'SPIRO' with 'The INDIE AwkWARDS'

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) TV Channel Pepsi MTV Indies will give a headstar to a four-day indie experience 'SPIRO' through a spoof award show - 'The INDIE AwkWARDS' on Wednesday. According to a statement from the channel, the evening promises to be a fun take on the Indie scene, and a mock awards show that takes a good humoured dig at everything and everyone who make it. Artistes suc...

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I love my stretch marks: Alyssa Milano

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Actress Alyssa Milano has no inhibitions about admitting that she has stretch marks on her body and says she loves them. She was reacting to her post-baby bikini photograph going viral on social media. The 42-year-old addressed the matter while guest hosting in a chat show The Talk, reports aceshowbiz.com. I love my stretch marks. I have them on my b**...

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Swift flaunts legs in tiny white skirt

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift showed off her world famous legs once again as she partied in Hollywood with her best friend Camila Cabello. The Blank Space hitmaker wore a tiny white pleated skirt and matching black and white crop top, adding black stilettos and a red heart handbag to complete the look, reports mirror.co.uk. Despite enjoying a Japanese sushi meal...

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Lights, Camera, Action! Bollywood-themed eateries trend pan-India

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Imagine gorging on 'Anda Apna Apna' or 'Chicken Tussi Great Ho at a restaurant with walls splashed with Bollywood posters, dialogues and film memorabilia. Special-themed eateries across India are cashing in on the craze for everything Bollywood - films, songs and stars. The owners may be professional restaurateurs or diehard Bollywood fans, but they've chosen th...

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Antibodies that may trigger psychosis in kids detected

Sydney, April 1 (IANS) The presence of two antibodies may trigger episodes of psychosis in children, says a study, affirming a longstanding belief that auto-immune disorders play a significant role in psychiatric illnesses. Antibodies defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other invaders but sometimes the body makes antibodies that attack healthy cells. In these cases, auto-immune...

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Zambia FA says coach Janza's job intact

Lusaka (Zambia), April 1 (IANS) Zambia's football governing body has said current national team coach Honor Janza's job is safe despite rumours that a foreign coach will be engaged. The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said over the weekend in a statement that it will engage a foreign coach for the national team after assessing the performance of the current technical bench which com...

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Sexual identity shift early in life tied to depression

Washington, April 1 (IANS) Gay, lesbian and bisexual people who initially were in heterosexual relations and did not report same-sex romantic attraction or relationships are more likely to experience depressive symptoms than others, a survey has found. The people included heterosexual, bisexual, gay and lesbian individuals who reported stable sexual identities throughout the survey perio...

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Swastika wanted meaningful film for Bollywood journey

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee, who is making inroads into Hindi movies with Dibakar Banerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, says she wanted a meaningful film and it could not have been bigger than this. Swastika told IANS: I started with TV and did lots of commercial films, but when this new age films trend started in Bengali film industry, I stopped doing comm...

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Prices of transport fuels lowered

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Oil retailers Wednesday lowered the prices of petrol by Rs.0.49 per litre and diesel by Rs.1.21 per litre following a fall in the prices of global crude oil. With this change, the price of Petrol in the national capital will ease to Rs.60 per litre, while Diesel will cost Rs.48.50 per litre. Prices of petrol and diesel were last revised on March 1. Since...

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Friendship very important in film industry: Gulshan Devaiah

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actor Gulshan Devaiah, who comes from a non-film background, feels it is vital to maintain friendship with people in the movie industry. The Hunterrr actor told IANS: I think it's very important to maintain a good relationship with the industry people. I have a good relationship with Vivek Agnihotri and Anurag Kashyap among others... Friendship is very important in...

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Fertile women shop hard to woo the best man

New York, April 1 (IANS) In order to find the best mate, women who are ovulating tend to seek a greater variety of products and services while shopping, finds a new research. However, the change in desire for more variety is not conscious. When the women participants were reminded about loyalty to one partner - by putting their wedding ring back on their finger - they were less l...

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