Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) China and South Korea have the most supportive nuclear energy policies with significant new atomic power projects in both the nations, global credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service (MIS) said Monday. The low gas prices in the US and the push towards renewable energy in the Europe have slowed down nuclear power in these regions, MIS said in a statement. <...
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Arsenal fan threw wine at Manchester United bench
London, Nov 24 (IANS) An Arsenal supporter was arrested after allegedly throwing red wine at the Manchester United bench during the two clubs' English Premier League football match at the Emirates Stadium. The incident occured as United celebrated the opening goal of their 2-1 win Satuday and led to an angry exchange between some of the club's substitutes and fans in the seats behind the...
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Talk therapy lowers suicide risk
New York, Nov 24 (IANS) Talk therapy is gaining in importance as an alternative to medication with regard to averting repeated suicide attempts, a study shows. Just six-to-10 talk therapy sessions led to 26 percent fewer suicides in five years in the group that received treatment as compared to a group that did not, the researchers found. Now we have evidence that psycho-social t...
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Rajasthan boy hangs himself after teacher beats him up
Jaipur, Nov 24 (IANS) A 16-year-old student of a state-run school in Rajasthan has committed suicide allegedly due to humiliation, harassment and beating by a teacher. The teacher was arrested, police said Monday. The incident took place Saturday in Rampuria village in Baran district, over 290 km from here. Dilkush Saharia, a Class 10 student of government secondary school in B...
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One Direction, Katy Perry lead 2014 AMAs
Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Boy band One Direction and singer Katy Perry lead the 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs), receiving three awards each. Hosted by rapper Pitbull, the 2014 AMAs gave fans and viewers plenty of alluring performances and even more fashionable outfits to obsess over. The ceremony took place at the Staples Center here Sunday, reports eonline.com. The show wit...
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'Rudhramadevi' left Aditi Chengappa awestruck
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Southern actress Aditi Chengappa, who plays an important role in upcoming Telugu period-drama Rudhramadevi, says the experience of working in the film left her completely awestruck. I was mostly awestruck during the course of the shoot. Everywhere you look on the sets, there's so much to be in awe about. From the sets to the costumes, there's so much to rave about,...
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Sonia, Rahul to attend Deora funeral
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will attend the funeral of veteran party leader and former union minister Murli S. Deora, who died Monday, a party spokesperson said here. Deora, 77, died early Monday after a brief illness. Besides the Gandhi family - with whom Deora enjoyed a close personal rapport right...
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Sachin refuses to comment on Mudgal Report
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar Monday refused to comment on Justice Mudgal Commitee's report on the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal. Tendulkar, a Rajya Sabha member, said here that the Supreme Court will look into the case, and it was not wise for him to make a comment. The honorable Supreme Court is hearing the ca...
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Hope winter session is fruitful: Modi
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said he hoped that the winter session of parliament would be fruitful and result-oriented. It was because of the positive role by the opposition that good work (in parliament) could be done in the last session, said Modi, who hoped for a similar experience this time too. The people have given the responsibility to run t...
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Pannerselvam write to PM on fishermen in Sri Lanka jails
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to instruct the external affairs ministry to secure the release of 38 Indian fishermen from Sri Lankan jails. May I request you to instruct the Ministry of External Affairs to take up the matter immediately and ensure the prompt release of the 38 fishermen, including the 14 de...
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Injury setback for Steve Smith ahead of Tests
Melbourne, Nov 24 (IANS) Steve Smith was ruled out of Tuesday's Sheffield Shield match but is still likely to play for Australia in the first Test against India, starting Dec 4, after picking up a quad strain, Cricket Australia announced Monday. Smith guided Australia to a remarkable win in the fifth One-Day International (ODI) Sunday, hitting 104 from 112 balls, to secure a three-wicket...
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Katy Perry to perform at 2015 Super Bowl
Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry is all set to rock the stage at the 2015 Super Bowl. Officials of broadcast network NBC have confirmed that the 30-year-old will lead the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show, reports eonline.com. Acknowledging the news, Perry posted on social platform Twitter: Yeppers! And I've already started testing out ideas! http://bit.ly/KPSB49 #halfti...
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Still need mom's advice on scripts: Thulasi Nair
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Thulasi Nair, daughter of yesteryear southern actress Radha, says she still takes her mother's advice when it comes to choosing scripts as she feels she's not yet ready to take such big decisions herself. The 17-year-old, who made her cinematic debut with Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama Kadal, was last seen in romantic-thriller Yaan. I still listen to sc...
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JD-U may oust Manjhi as Bihar chief minister
Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party were making every effort to remove him from the chief minister's post. Man...
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Ali Asgar roped in for 'Meet The Patels'
Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Actor Ali Asgar, popular for his comical act as 'Dadi' in Comedy Nights With Kapil, has landed a role in the quirky comedy film Meet The Patels. In the movie, Ali will play a character named Doctor Thanawala. Talking about the role, he said: Dolly Dadi has received immense love and respect all over, but I assure you that Doctor Thanawala will unveil another ...
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Injured Clarke retained as captain for India first Test
Melbourne, Nov 24 (IANS) Australian selectors Monday named the injured Michael Clarke Captain for the first Test against India, starting Dec 4, subject to proving his fitness after a hamstring injury.
Clarke is undergoing daily treatment for his troublesome back as well as his injured hamstring that forced him out of Australia's One-Day International (ODI) series against South Africa.
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Srinagar has coldest night of season, Leh freezes
Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS) The night temperature continued its free fall below the freezing point in Srinagar Monday, reaching the lowest this season so far, while Leh slipped to a bone-chilling minus 12 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature in Srinagar city was minus 1.4 degrees Celsius during the night, the coldest recorded so far this season, a Met department official told IANS.
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Sri Lanka sees foreign hand behind ruling party split
Colombo, Nov 24 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government claimed Monday that there was a foreign hand behind the split in the ruling party.
Former health minister and Sri Lanka Freedom Party general secretary Maithripala Sirisena got involved in an international conspiracy against the government, Xinhua reported citing Sri Lanka's Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi as saying.
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Vikram brought out the best in me: Abhimanyu Singh
Chennai, Nov 24 (IANS) Tamil actor Vikram has brought out the best in him in the upcoming Tamil road thriller 10 Enradhukulla, says Bollywood star Abhimanyu Singh, who shares screen space with him in the film. When you work with Vikram, you give your best. It brought out the best in me, Abhimanyu said in a statement. Abhimanyu was slightly concerned about Vikram's star status whe...
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Rampal's sect expansion plans go bust
Barwala (Haryana), Nov 24 (IANS) Just before his run-in with the law that landed him behind bars with serious charges such as murder, sedition and other cases slapped on him, self-styled godman Rampal had embarked on well-thought plans for expansion of his sect. Police and district authorities are now probing the sources of funding of the controversial sect leader which helped him to exe...