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Helen is unbelievable on screen: Malaika

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress-producer Malaika Arora Khan, also known for her dancing skills, says there is nobody like yesteryear's dancing diva Helen. Asked how she reacts when people compare her to Helen, who is married to the former's father-in-law Salim Khan, Malaika told IANS: I don't think there is any comparison. If anybody says something, I take it as a huge compliment because...

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Sri Lanka's main Tamil party denies links with LTTE

Colombo, April 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main Tamil majority political party on Sunday dismissed allegations that it had worked with the Tamil Tiger rebels. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had been accused of spreading the ideology of the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), who fought a 30-year civil war in the country before their defeat in May 2009, Xinhua news agency reported. We do not have ...

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Rahul attacks Modi over land bill

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of seeking to return the debt of industrialists by giving them land of farmers, and said the Congress was firmly with the poor and farmers and will stand with them if there is any attempt to snatch their land. Addressing the Kisan Khet Mazdoor rally here -- his first major publi...

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Indian women finish seventh in Hawke's Bay Cup hockey

Hastings (New Zealand), April 19 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team defeated Japan 3-2 in the seventh-eighth position classification match to secure the seventh spot in the Hawke's Bay Cup tournament here on Sunday. It was the team's second consecutive win against Japan, after beating them in a bronze medal match at the 17th Asian Games last year. India overturned a 0-2 goal ...

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Kerala, German bodies link up for tech-skill development

Thiruvananthapuram, April 19 (IANS) Coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent three-day visit to Germany where he pitched for the government's Make in India initiative, the Kerala Academy of Skills Excellence (KASE) is entering into a new partnership with four leading German organisations to ensure that the world's best technical training is made available for job aspirants in Kerala....

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I'm hungry for roles: Lalu Alex

Kochi, April 19 (IANS) It's been over three decades since Lalu Alex began to don the grease paint, but the Malayalam actor says he still has the fire in me and I'm certainly hungry for roles. In his long cinematic career, he has featured in more than 300 films like Ee Nadu, Padheyam, Chronic Bachelor and How Old Are You. I consider myself very fortunate that I have had such a lon...

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Louis Tomlinson to launch own label

London, April 19 (IANS) Singer Louis Tomlinson has decided to launch his own record label. The One Direction star says he will be launching the label under Simon Cowell's Syco brand, reports femalefirst.co.uk. It's absolutely great to be working with Syco on a label. This is something I've wanted to do for some time, and to be given the opportunity to potentially give new artists...

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Dakota Fanning mistaken for Olsen twins

New York, April 19 (IANS) Actress Dakota Fanning says she often gets mistaken for one of the Olsen twins -- celebrity twins Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen. The 21-year-old actress's neighbours in Manhattan confuse her for the 28-year-old celebrity twins because of their strikingly similar physical traits, reports femalefirst.co.uk. There's a man on my corner who thinks I'm an O...

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Tidemand leads 1-2 finish for Team MRF in motorsports

Whangarei (New Zealand), April 19 (IANS) Making their debut in the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), the Swedish pair of Pontus Tidemand and co-driver Emil Axelsson of Team MRF won the International Rally of Whangarei here on Sunday. Driving the MRF Tyres Skoda Fabia S2000, the Swedes finished five minutes, 51.8 seconds clear of team-...

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New land bill will check distress migration, create jobs: Rural Development Minister Birender Singh

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The new land bill will enable faster growth and check distress migration from rural areas by creating local employment, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh has said while hoping that the legislation will be passed in the Rajya Sabha session beginning next week. Birender Singh, 69, accused the Congress of blocking the new land acquisition bill only for pol...

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Allowing families to watch emergency surgery not harmful

Washington, April 19 (IANS) Drawing the curtains for family members of cardiac arrest victims as doctors and nurses perform an emergency procedure hardly yields any benefit, says new research. When a hospital patient's heart stops, very few hospitals allow family members to stay and watch the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other attempts to save the patient's life that the medic...

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IPL: CSK choose to bat against Royals

Ahmedabad, April 19 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat against Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Sunday. The squads: Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Baba Aparajith, Ishwar...

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Coal, railway ministries, Odisha government to sign coal-shipping MoU

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The coal ministry will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the railway ministry and the Odisha government on Monday for implementation of common rail corridor projects for coal evacuation. Union Coal Secretary Anil Swarup had said during his February visit to the state that two special purpose vehicles will be jointly formed by Odisha government, rail...

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Victory over United vital for EPL aspirations: Chelsea's Hazard

London, April 19 (IANS) Chelsea's 1-0 victory against Manchester United was vital for its English Premier League title aspirations but there is still plenty of work to do before the season can be considered a real success, the team's winger Eden Hazard has said. Hazard was, however, pleased with his team's home-win here on Saturday. He scored a first-half goal to seal victory for the lea...

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3D print soft toys soon

Washington, April 19 (IANS) A team from Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon University has devised a 3D printer that layers together laser-cut sheets of fabric to form soft, squeezable objects such as bunnies, doll clothing and phone cases. These objects can have complex geometries and incorporate circuitry that makes them interactive. The new fabric printer is similar to laminat...

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Motorsports: Karthikeyan secures podium finish

Suzuka (Japan), April 19 (IANS) Indian racer Narain Karthikeyan, driving for team Docomo Dandelion, snatched a podium spot by finishing third in the first round of the 2015 Japanese Championship Super Formula series here Sunday after starting second on the grid. The Coimbatore-based Karthikeyan, India's first ever Formula One driver, clocked the second fastest lap of the 43-lap race arou...

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Nikita lands special song in 'Paayam Puli'

Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Kannada actress Nikita Thukral has been roped in for a special folk number in Vishal Krishna Reddy-starrer Tamil actioner Paayam Puli. We recently shot a special folk number with Nikita. It has come out very well. To shoot the song, a market set was erected, the film's director Suseenthiran told IANS. Nikita is most popular for her item number in Saroja i...

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Intention is to attack and take wickets: Kings XI's Sandeep

Pune, April 19 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma has said that Twenty20 is a format which is harsh on the bowlers and the intention should be to always attack and try to pick up wickets. Sandeep finished with excellent figures of 4-1-25-4 with an economy rate of 6.25 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Saturday. But d...

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Finance ministry calls meeting of bank heads on April 28

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The finance ministry has called a meeting of public sector bank chiefs on April 28 for planning implementation of large projects, a release said here on Sunday. The meeting has been called in view of the upward trend in the level of non-performing assets (NPAs) and the stressed infrastructure projects of public sector banks, particularly in the last fiscal.

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Young women objectify themselves more on Facebook

Melbourne, April 19 (IANS) Young women tend to compare their appearances more frequently to photos on Facebook and in magazines, says a study. Facebook users compare their appearance most often to their own images, than to those of their peers, and rarely to images of family members and celebrities, it found. Our research shows that spending more time reading magazines and on Fac...

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