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Dhoni urges batsmen to put up long partnerships

Perth, Jan 29 (IANS) Ahead of the virtual semi-final clash against England in the ODI tri-series here Friday, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Thursday urged his batsmen to put up long partnerships and hoped that the team will fix the problem before the World Cup. Throughout the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series, the 34-year-old Dhoni has rued his batting line-up's inabil...

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Shuttler Kashyap rises to World No.12

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Boosted by the title win at the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Sunday, Parupalli Kashyap rose three places to be ranked No.12 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday. Two other Indians are in the top-25 of men's singles with Kidambi Srikanth at No.5 and H.S. Prannoy at No.18. Both retained their positions.

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Norway putting final touches to law banning begging

Copenhagen, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) The Norwegian government is putting the final touches to a legislative reform aimed at banning begging in the country -- an activity that would henceforth be punished with fines and even prison time. The reform could take effect in a few months and has received criticism from various parties and organisations. The opposition Centre Party promised a f...

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Goa Congress manifesto mum on casinos

Panaji, Jan 29 (IANS) Less than a week after it upped the ante against offshore casinos, the Congress appears to have skipped its promise of doing away with the casinos altogether, from its manifesto for the Panaji bye-poll which was unveiled Thursday. Both state Congress president Luizinho Faleiro and Surendra Furtado, the party candidate for Panaji, also dodged questions on whether the...

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'Foxcatcher' - ace acting, mediocre fare

Film: Foxcatcher; Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Redgrave; Director: Bennett Miller; Rating: *** While the word Foxcatcher conjures up images of a person hunting foxes, the title is used as an apt metaphor. It is the name of the team that assimilated talented wrestlers. Based on a real life incident that occurred between the mid-1980s...

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Golfer Yang signs up for Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (IANS) Asia's first Major champion Y.E. Yang will join the star-studded cast at the $3 million Malaysian Open next week. Korean Yang, an Asian Tour honorary member, will vie for honours against a stellar field which includes EurAsia Cup Team Europe captain Miguel Angel Jimenez, Stephen Gallacher and Robert Karlsson at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club between Fe...

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Jaitley urged not to back Srinivasan in BCCI

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma Thursday requested former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president and union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley not to support sidelined president N. Srinivasan. Srinivasan was barred by the Supreme Court Jan 22 from contesting the BCCI elections as long as he was involved in a conflict of in...

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OPEC daily basket price closes higher

Vienna, Jan 29 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $44.08 a barrel Wednesday, compared with $43.24 a barrel Tuesday, the OPEC secretariat said. The OPEC reference basket of crudes is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait...

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Central minister wants army to vacate Agra Fort

Agra Jan 29 (IANS) Ram Shankar Katheria, union minister of state for human resource development, has demanded opening of the areas under army control in Agra Fort for tourists. Katheria, who is also the local MP, has written to Defence Minister Parrikar and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma to take appropriate steps to get the Agra Fort premises vacated by the army so that tourists can see...

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Biggest disappointment was losing 1983 World Cup: Joel Garner

Bridgetown (Barbados), Jan 29 (IANS) Former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner said that the biggest disappointment of his cricketing career was to lose the 1983 World Cup final against India at Lord's. Garner said the effect was such that he had stopped talking to his teammates following the loss. For a long time, two or three months, I wouldn't talk to any of my teammates. I w...

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Bangladeshi trawler with 100 on board sinks, many rescued

Dhaka, Jan 29 (IANS) A Bangladeshi trawler with over a hundred people on board sank in the Bay of Bengal Thursday and police claimed that it was heading to Malaysia with illegal immigrants. The vessel sank near the Bangladeshi island of Kutubdia. So far, 36 people have been rescued by the island's residents with the help of the coast guard and police, bdnews24.com reported citing...

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Dr Reddy's profits decline by 7.09 percent in Q3

Hyderabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Pharmaceuticals major Dr. Reddy's Thursday said its consolidated net profits declined by 7.09 percent at Rs.574.53 crore for the quarter ended Dec 31. During the same time period last fiscal year, the company's profits were pegged at Rs.618.42 crore. Consolidated net sales were up by 8.75 percent at Rs.3,843.10 crore during the quarter compared to Rs.3,53...

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Asian Paints profits up by 11.8 percent in Q3

Khandala (Maharashtra), Jan 29 (IANS) Indian paints major Asian Paints Thursday said its net consolidated profits for the quarter ending Dec 31 increased by 11.8 percent to Rs.368.2 crore compared to Rs.329.4 crore for the same period in the previous fiscal. Its total income from operations during the third quarter rose by 5.8 percent to Rs.3,652.6 crore from Rs.3,451.9 crore in the same...

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Toure's injury worries Cote d' Ivoire

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea), Jan 29 (IANS) The Cote d' Ivoire football team is having injury concerns with skipper Yaya Toure struggling after a knock in their 1-0 win over Cameroon in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). A limping Toure was substituted after 80 minutes before Cote d' Ivoire saw off their arch rivals to qualify for the last eight Wednesday. Toure, who plies his trad...

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Jordan looking into new IS audio clip

Amman, Jan 29 (IANS) The Jordan Armed Forces Thursday said they were looking into a new audio clip by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in which it threatened to kill a captured Jordanian pilot. Late Wednesday, the IS released an audio clip, purportedly from Japanese hostage Kenji Goto who is being held by the IS, asking Jordan to bring the female suicide bomber, Sajida al-Rishawi, ...

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Not in a hurry to start new film: Farah Khan

Mumbai, Jan 29 (IANS) Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan, who's Happy New Year starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani among others was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2014, says she is not in a hurry to start her next film. This year I'm taking rest. I've three children..I'm taking them on vacations. I'm enjoying their football matches and spending time with my family....

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2016 World T20 in India in March-April

Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) The 2016 World Twenty20 will be played in India from March 11 to April 3. The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the dates for its main events through to 2019, following its Board meeting here Thursday. Though the tournaments were awarded to countries in 2013, the dates were approved Thursday. The board also approved the dates for the 2017 Champions...

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Make more friends to shed those extra kilos

Washington, Jan 29 (IANS) Online dieters who log in regularly lose more than eight percent of their body weight in six months, a new study shows adding that the less users interacted in the community, the less weight they lost. Our findings suggest that people can do very well at losing weight with minimal professional help when they become centrally connected to others on the same weigh...

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Mamata's tribute to army officer killed in Kashmir

Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday offered her condolences to the family of Colonel M.N. Rai who was killed in a gun battle with guerrillas in south Kashmir's Pulwama district Tuesday. A tweet will not wipe away tears. My condolences to family of Colonel Rai. Salutes to all martyrs who laid down their lives for India, Banerjee said on Twitter. <...

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Courtney Love took drugs during pregnancy

Los Angeles, Jan 29 (IANS) Singer Courtney Love says she used heroin while she was pregnant with her daughter Frances Cobain. The 50-year-old took the drug while she was expecting her and the late singer Kurt Cobain's daughter, who is now 22, but she was confident that it wouldn't harm her unborn child, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking in the documentary film Kurt Cobain: Mont...

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