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'Haider' wins award in Rome

Rome, Oct 26 (IANS) Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider - a modern-day adaptation of Hamlet - won the People's Choice Award in the Mondo Genere (world genre) at the ninth edition of Rome Film Festival. Made with Kashmir as its backdrop, the film was honoured at the fest, which concluded Saturday. The crime drama's stars Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are overjoyed. 1st festival 1...

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Grace Mugabe, the first lady aiming for presidency

Harare, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) Zimbabwe's First Lady, Grace Mugabe, has entered politics in the hope of succeeding her ailing 90-year-old husband, President Robert Mugabe, who after 35 years in power could be thinking about retiring. At age 49 and after spending 18 years in the shadow of her husband, Grace unexpectedly made her entry into politics a few months ago. Rumours about her candidacy...

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Facebook pushing kids to hop onto junk foodwagon: Study

Sydney, Oct 26 (IANS) If your growing kid cannot think beyond junk food like burgers or pizza to satiate his/her hunger pangs, blame Facebook. According to a study, social media websites are significantly contributing towards marketing junk food to teenagers. Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia analysed how food that was nutritionally poor was marketed on socia...

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Atheists have more followers on Twitter: Study

New York, Oct 26 (IANS) If you happen to be an atheist, joining Twitter would be a good idea as you could share your views with many more like-minded people. According to a study, Twitter users who identified themselves as atheists in the US had more friends and followers on the micro-blogging site. Researchers from the Ohio-based Wright State University, the Doha-based Qatar Com...

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Vikram Bhatt to direct 'Dhadkan 2'

Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt is set to helm Dhadkan 2, which will roll from March 2015. Yes, I have approached Vikram and we are working on the script right now. It's too early to talk about the star cast, but, yes, Vikram will be directing the film, producer Ratan Jain, who worked with Bhatt on Elaan in 2005, told IANS. We still have to decide whether to rope in...

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Costa likely to start against Manchester United

Manchester, Oct 26 (IANS) Spanish marksman Diego Costa has overcome his hamstring problem and illness and is likely to be in Chelsea's starting squad against Manchester United in the English Premier League at Old Trafford here Sunday. According to the Daily Mail, the football league's top scorer came through Saturday's training session and will be up for selection. Costa, who joi...

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Taiwan eyeing six percent trade growth with India, bullish on Modi

Taipei, Oct 26 (IANS) Bullish on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Taiwan, which has no diplomatic ties with India, is pitching for duty concessions from India as the island nation aims to boost bilateral trade with a six percent growth by 2015. We are targeting a five to six percent growth in trade with India by next year. We are very keen on boosting trade links with India, Jen-Ni Yang , d...

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What led to extinction of the giant shark

While researchers are still not clear as to why these giant, 60-foot-long sharks (Carcharocles megalodon) went extinct, scientists now have a better estimate for when it happened. We get 10,000 estimates for the time the species went extinct and then we look at the distribution of those estimates through time, Live Science quoted Chris Clements, research assistant at the University of Zu...

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Ethiopia studying Indian self-help groups to empower women

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) A strong network of self-help groups (SHGs) has managed to improve the social condition of women in Ethiopia and the east African country is now studying Indian models to ensure their financial empowerment. We have these neighbourhood groups. They almost control every household, Tesfayenesh Lema Agregaw, director (Youth Affairs) in Ethiopia's ministry of women, c...

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'Startups should seek quality not quantity in partnerships'

New York, Oct 26 (IANS) When collaborating with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances would reap the most benefits, a research showed. The study found that by aligning with established companies, a young firm gains valuable access to additional resources and markets. However, as a startup adds more outside partners, eventually the firm's int...

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Three-time Thiruvananthapuram LS member A.Charles dead

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) A. Charles, senior Congress leader and the only person to win thrice from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, died Sunday morning at a private hospital. He was 84 and was suffering from age related health issues for a while. Hailing from the powerful Nadar community in the capital district, Charles with no political background was han...

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Haryana's first BJP chief minister sworn-in

Panchkula (Haryana), Oct 26 (IANS) BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar was Sunday sworn-in as the chief minister of Haryana. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior party leaders like L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended the ceremony. Khattar, 60, the first BJP chief minister of Haryana, took the oath in Hindi. Nine ministers, including six of cabinet rank and three ministers ...

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Winds of change at Frankfurt Book Fair

Will you believe me if I said that nothing has changed in the last ten years? It is still about storytelling; we still need to trust each other and look into each other's eyes. We, in publishing though, like to be scared of the future. The setting seemed perfect - the Frankfurt Book Fair; the Business Club, a paid-for series of workshops at the fair; the speaker, Juergen Boos, the direct...

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Dragon brings back ISS cargo, space research results

Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft splashed down into the Pacific Ocean, bringing back to the Earth hundreds of pounds of NASA cargo and the results of critical, long-term research from the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) is a space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, in the US.

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Vijay gave me 'best' gift: Amala Paul

Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Actress Amala Paul, who turned 23 Sunday, is excited about a gift her filmmaker-husband A.L. Vijay has presented her. Currently in Macau on a holiday, she says it's the best gift a woman could ever wish for. Rumour has it that Amala, who married Vijay in June this year, is pregnant. Time flies n we get older every year. N me too, one more year today. Be car...

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Japan amazing location to shoot duets: Mani Nagaraj

Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Debutant director Mani Nagaraj, who plans to shoot two songs in Japan from upcoming Tamil film Pencil, says the Land of The Rising Sun has some unexplored beautiful locations to shoot duets. Japan is one of the most beautiful places in Asia. It has some amazingly serene locations best suited for duets. We plan to shoot a duet and a peppy number in Tokyo. I want to ...

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Will answer CBI on alleged forest land diversion: JSPL

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL), in a statement mailed to IANS, said it would respond to the CBI's preliminary enquiry (PE) registered Friday over the company's alleged diversion of forest land. The statement said: We have only come to know of the preliminary enquiry through media reports. JSPL reiterates that we have always cooperated with the investigative agenci...

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Senior BJP leaders attend Haryana CM's swearing-in

Panchkula (Haryana), Oct 26 (IANS) Senior BJP leaders like Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attended the swearing-in ceremony of Manohar Lal Khattar as Haryana'a first BJP Chief Minister Sunday. Modi seemed to have departed from protocol to be able to attend the swearing-in of Khattar, who had worked with him when he was in charge of the B...

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Asin to celebrate birthday in Paris

Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Actress Asin Thottumkal, who turned 29 Sunday, is currently on a break in Paris to have a quiet birthday with family and friends. Asin left with her family recently on a global trip. She was in New York last week and will join her friends today (Sunday) in Paris to celebrate her birthday. She plans to have a low-key birthday celebration, a source close to the actre...

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'Pakistan won't allow India free hand on Kashmir'

Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Pakistan will not allow India to solve the Kashmir issue on it own way, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said. India wants to resolve the Kashmir dispute on its own way and Pakistan will not allow this Indian attempt to succeed, The Nation quoted Aziz as saying Saturday. He said Pakistan is responding to t...

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