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Would love to make documentaries: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Back in the 1970s, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra had made a documentary titled An Encounter with Faces, which won a nomination to the Oscars. He says he would like to do it again. Since then he has been offering the audience entertainers like Sazaye Maut, Khamosh and 1942: A Love Story. But he won't mind going back to making documentaries. I love the format o...

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Bulletproof jackets, more arms recovered from Rampal's ashram

Barwala (Haryana), Nov 23 (IANS) The Haryana Police's ongoing search operation inside the Satlok Ashram of self-styled godman Rampal has led to the recovery of two bulletproof jackets, more weapons and over 4,200 sticks among other things, officials said Sunday. A police department spokesman said that two bullet proof jackets, four .315 bore rifles, five .12 bore rifles and other ammuni...

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Force India finish sixth in 2014

Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) Formula 1 team Force India ended their 2014 season in sixth position in the constructors' championship as its drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg brought home 28 points from the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which offered double points finish, here Sunday. Hukenberg and Perez battled through the field at the Yas Marina Circuit to bring their cars home ...

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Agra-Lucknow expressway's foundation laid, to be done in 22 months

Lucknow, Nov 23 (IANS) Foundation for the country's longest access-controlled six lane express-way between Agra and Lucknow was laid here Sunday with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressing confidence the over 300-km-long route would be completed in 22 months. The 110-metre-wide express-way will pass through Agra, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiyya, Kannauj, Kanpur city...

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Hamilton seals F1 drivers' title with Abu Dhabi win

Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) British racing driver Lewis Hamilton clinched his second Formula 1 drivers' title as he comprehensively won the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the 5.5 km Yas Marina Circuit here Sunday. Starting second behind Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, Hamilton had to finish second if Rosberg won the race to seal the title in his favour. However, a technical glitch in...

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14 killed in Afghanistan bombing

Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 35 wounded Sunday in a suicide bomb attack at a volleyball ground in Paktika province of Afghanistan, a source said. The blast occurred late in the evening. Army rescue teams evacuated 14 bodies and 35 injured people were sent to military and government hospitals, Xinhua quoted an army source as saying. The blast took place in Yayak...

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Large quantity of arms, ammunition seized in Kashmir: Army

Srinagar, Nov 23 (IANS) The Indian army said Sunday it has recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition in the Kashmir Valley, terming it a major success at ensuring peaceful elections in the state. In two different operations at the LoC (Line of Control) and hinterland, the army intercepted and recovered huge quantity of weapons and ammunition thereby preventing their falling into ...

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants to make '3 Idiots' in different languages

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he wants to make the blockbuster 3 Idiots in various languages because it left an impact on many people's lives. I'd like to make '3 Idiots' in Chinese, French and English. I would love to make it in every language in the world. It changed many lives including my daughter. She left media studies and learnt Kathak. Now, she teaches d...

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One killed, over 25 injured in Assam blast

Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) One person was killed and over 25 others were injured in an explosion in Assam's Dibrugarh district Sunday evening, police said. Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Rana Bhuyan said the explosion took place at Rajgarh area. There was an explosion but we are yet to ascertain its exact cause, he said adding that all the injured were rushed to the hospital.

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NorthEast United aim for fourth spot against Delhi Dynamos

Guwahati, Nov 23 (IANS) NorthEast United FC will hope to jump to the fourth spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) standings with a win against bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos FC in the 40th match of the inaugural tournament at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here Sunday. NorthEast United are currently just above Delhi with 10 points from nine matches but such is the intense competition in the leag...

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Iraqi forces attack IS-held towns

Baghdad, Nov 23 (IANS) Iraqi security forces attacked two towns held by the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala Sunday, police said. Security forces backed by Shia militias and aircrafts, tried to enter the militants-seized town of Saadiyah, some 120 km northeast of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, from three directions and gained a foothold in several d...

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Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, World Championshi

Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton comprehensively won the season ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and in the process also clinched the drivers' World Championship for the second time here Sunday. Starting second, Hamilton went ahead of pole-sitter, teammate and championship rival Nico Rosberg and kept the lead to win the race. Williams drivers Felipe Massa and ...

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Six months later, Modi to meet SAARC leaders again in Kathmandu summit

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who travels Tuesday to attend the 18th SAARC summit at Kathmandu, will be again meeting leaders of South Asian countries six months after he had invited them to his own swearing-in. During the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit meeting, Modi would convey India's vision of harnessing the development potent...

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Four Maharashtra players enter national ranking tennis main draw

Pune, Nov 23 (IANS) Four Maharashtra players -- Kunal Vazirani, Haadin Bava, Rohan Bhatia and Rohit Ranglani -- made it to the main draw after winning their final qualifying round of the All-India Ranking Men's Tennis Tournament at the Solaris Club here Sunday. There were eight places for grabs and Maharashtra players did well to secure half the berths. Vazirani defeated Rohan Sa...

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Will continue to speak my mind, says Manjhi

Patna, Nov 23 (IANS) Ignoring warnings and advice of his party JD-U over his controversial remarks in recent days, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sunday said that he will not bow before anyone and he would continue to speak as usual. Manjhi also hinted that his days as chief minister are numbered and he may be removed in November itself. I am not going to bow before any on...

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Deborah wins fourth gold in Track Asia Cup

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India ended their Track Asia Cup 2014 on a positive note, grabbing two gold medals on the concluding day of the event at the IG Stadium Complex Velodrome here Sunday. Deborah won both the gold medals for her country - in the women's elite keirin and sprint finals - for an overall individual tally of four gold medals from the championships. India also grab...

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CBI probe politically motivated, says BJD

Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) The BJD Sunday said the CBI's probe into the multi-thousand-crore-rupee chit fund scam was politically motivated. The accusations came a day after a close aide of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was interrogated. Saroj Sahu, the coordinator of the chief minister's programmes and political secretary of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), was quizzed by the Ce...

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Trinamool retaliates to Jaitley's charges, calls NSA RSS sympathiser

Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) With Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not taking any action against her party leaders involved in ponzi schemes, the Trinamool Congress Sunday hit back seeking to know the source of BJP's massive funds spent during the elections. In a statement, Trinamool Rajya Sabha chief whip Derek O'Brien dubbed National ...

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Pune FC seal semifinal berth in King's Cup

Thimphu, Nov 23 (IANS) Pune FC thrashed Assam State Electricity Board FC 5-0 in a third round Group-B encounter to seal their place in the semi-finals of the 2014 King's Cup at the Changlimithang Stadium here Sunday. The big win was powered by striker Thongkhosiem Haokip (20th, 29th, 67th minute), who scored a memorable hattrick, as well as midfielder Arata Izumi (14th) and substitute Ve...

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Jaitley attacks Banerjee over Saradha scam, Burdwan blast probe

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her reactions to the arrest of leaders of her Trinamool Congress in the Saradha chit fund scam as well as her statements in the Burdwan blast case. In an article posted on Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) website, Jaitley wrote: I was deeply disappointed with Mamata Di...

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