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Halle Berry to launch lingerie line

Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry has teamed up with Target to launch the revitalised Scandale Paris line. The 10-piece collection blends Parisian romance with a sense of timeless sophistication, reports eonline.com. I fell in love with Scandale while I was in Paris, because the brand reminded me of the city itself - beautiful and inspiring, Berry said in a statement...

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Google doodle celebrates one month of India's Mars mission

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Google Friday celebrated one month of India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the Mangalyaan, by putting up a special doodle on its home page for India. The recently launched Mangalyaan by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has completed one month in the Martian Orbit. In its very first attempt, India's Mars Orbiter Mission traversed over 650 milli...

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Dalai Lama concerned over terror attack in Canada

Dharamsala, Oct 24 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday expressed concern over the acts of terrorism in Canada, including an attack on parliament. In a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Nobel Peace laureate, who is currently visiting Canada, expressed concern over the senseless acts of violence. His Holiness expressed his deep sense of sadness...

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First protein microfibre developed in lab

New York, Oct 24 (IANS) In a first, scientists have created new proteins that are capable of self-assembling into fibres on a microscale, paving the way for new opportunities for using engineered protein fibres in drugs. A microscale fibre that is capable of delivering a small molecule, whether it be a therapeutic compound or other material, is a major step forward, said lead researcher ...

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Earthquake hits Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted northern Pakistan Friday, a media report said. The tremors were felt in Swat, Malakand, Chitral, Shangla, Upper Dir, Lower Dir and nearby areas, Geo TV reported. The epicentre was located in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan. ...

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Dark shadow of Ebola now a global threat: Trinidad PM

Port-of-Spain, Oct 24 (IANS) The dark shadow of the Ebola has now become a real and imminent global threat, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has said. In a message marking Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, the Indian-origin Prime Minister of this Caribbean nation said that her government was well prepared to deal with the Ebola virus. Through the ...

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What are aspiring designers tired of hearing

Los Aneles, Oct 24 (IANS) Suggestions from friends or family are welcome, but there are a few tips that people should avoid giving to aspiring designers. Here are the tips that aspiring fashion designers are tired of hearing from others, reports eonline.com: * Indirectly insulting their work: If you don't like someone's design, you're not helping by speaking in cryptic code that ...

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India never violates ceasefire: Rajnath

Greater Noida, Oct 24 (IANS) India has never violated the 2003 ceasefire with Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir border, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Friday. India never violates the ceasefire. It is a country which believes in peace, the minister said in response to Pakistani allegations. In the last two days, it is Pakistan which has violated the ceasefire. They did not eve...

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Alcohol abuse killed Elizabeth Pena, says report

Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Pena died due to complications caused by alcohol abuse, says a report. The actress' death certificate reveals Pena suffered from cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol. She had the disease for months, but it became acute shortly before her death, reports tmz.com The death certificate says the 55-year-old had acute gastrointestinal bleed...

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Militants kill trooper in Tripura

Agartala, Oct 24 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was shot dead by militants in Tripura, police said Friday. The attack, the first terrorist killing of a security personnel since 2011, took place when National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) guerrillas opened fire at a BSF patrol at Gandachara in northern Tripura Thursday night. BSF jawan Biswas Kumar was killed on...

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Pakistan won't let India build bunkers

Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan has said it won't allow India to build bunkers along the Jammu and Kashmir border in violation of a bilateral pact. The foreign office also accused the Indian armed forces of targeting the civilian population in Pakistan-held Kashmir, Geo TV reported. Ministry spokesman Tasnim Aslam said Pakistan had highlighted the issue of unprovoked Indian fir...

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Shorter TB treatment falls short of effectiveness

New York, Oct 24 (IANS) There is bad news for patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) as researchers have found that a shortened (four months) treatment could not be considered as an alternative to the current six-month standard treatment. While the shortened treatment regimen was found to be effective for some, some of the patients suffered relapse within months after the treatment en...

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25 million boxes of apples sold in Himachal

Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) The apple season in Himachal Pradesh -- the fruit bowl of the country -- is almost over, with over 25 million boxes sold out, an official said Friday. About four to five lakh boxes of 22.5 kg each are yet to be marketed. The apple season is almost over, horticulture department director Gurdev Singh told IANS. The total production this season would be...

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Country proud of your valour, PM greets ITBP

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday greeted the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on its 53rd Raising Day and said the country was proud of the valour and service of its men and officers. On the Raising Day of ITBP, I salute our brave ITBP personnel. We are proud of their valour, determination and service to the nation, the Prime Minister's Office said in a tweet.

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Goa B-school wants to emulate Harvard, back localised research

Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) The Goa Institute of Management (GIM), one of India's top 10 private B-schools, plans to make research on pressing local issues Goa as one of its thrust areas and has zeroed in on garbage and traffic management and tourism as key areas for study. Newly-appointed director C. Joe Arun said the institute was planning to take a leaf out of globally renowned Harvard mana...

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Mob attacks police after man's death

Patna, Oct 24 (IANS) Angry over the death of a young man during a police crackdown on gamblers, a mob Friday attacked police personnel and set their vehicles on fire in Bihar's East Champaran district. The mob also ransacked vehicles parked at the Hariya police station after the victim's family found him dead, a police official said. As hundreds protesting against the death surro...

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Saina, Kashyap in French Open quarters

Paris, Oct 24 (IANS) Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap continued his giant-killing spree, stunning World No.9 Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-18 in the pre-quarters of the French Open Super Series while Saina Nehwal also advanced to the quarterfinals at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin here. Kashyap, Commonwealth Games champion, got off to a good start, taking a 5-1 lead before Houwei fought back to ...

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Personality affects environmental policies

Toronto, Oct 24 (IANS) The reason why all the countries do not share equal passion for sustainable environment may have to do a lot with their national personalities, a research shows. Countries with higher levels of compassion and openness score better when it comes to environmental sustainability, the findings showed. Not only can a person's attitude about the environment be pr...

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I won't like to do sex comedy: Randhir Kapoor

Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) Randhir Kapoor says he likes to watch sex comedies, but is not open to that genre as an actor. Asked if he would like to be associated with a sex comedy like Grand Masti, he said: No, I wouldn't. I like to see them, but I won't like to do a film like that. I prefer films like 'Super Nani' because I can connect with it. The veteran actor also shared about his...

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Rajasekar has experimented with 'Gaddam Gang': Jeevitha

Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Popular for his action and drama roles, actor Rajasekar is experimenting with Telugu black comedy Gaddam Gang for the first time, says the film's producer Jeevitha Rajasekar. Gaddam Gang is the remake of Tamil blockbuster Soodhu Kavvum. Rajasekar has experimented for the first time with an offbeat film. He's never attempted full-length comedy in his career....

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