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India invites Arab capital in infrastructure, industry

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India has invited members of the 22-nation League of Arab States to invest in the country, notably in the infrastructure space, while also calling upon them to benefit from the 'Make in India' programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We invite both your public sector and private sector companies to invest in India, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here...

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Lorde, Lena Dunham most important for Taylor Swift

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift finds fellow celebrities Lorde and Lena Dunham the most important people in her life at the moment. The 24-year-old has praised her friends -- singer Lorde (real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor) and actress Lena Dunham, reports contactmusic.com. They are the most important things to me right now. Ella and Lena both represent the type of wo...

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India to appeal to AIBA to reconsider Sarita's ban

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Wednesday said the Indian government will appeal to the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to reconsider its decision of suspending L. Sarita Devi, following her refusal to accept the bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games medal ceremony. Sonowal said the government will extend all necessary help to the suspended boxer, and n...

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'No solution to BCCI turmoil until SC judgment'

Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) The Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) is in turmoil and its administrators won't be able to find a solution until the Supreme Court passes its judgment on the matter, Goa Cricket Association (GCA) president Shekhar Salkar said Wednesday. Salkar, after taking over as the new president of GCA after a long-drawn stormy accusation-filled battle with outgoing pres...

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'Israel stands with India in its fight against terrorism'

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Remembering the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, which included four of its citizens, Israel Wednesday said it will always stand with India in its fight against terrorism. In an official statement on the sixth anniversary of the attacks, Ambassador of Israel to India, Daniel Carmon said: Today, we join the people of India in remembering the victims of ...

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Congress attacks government over black money

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday attacked the government over the black money issue and asked it to apologize to the nation for making the false promise of bringing it back from foreign banks. You had said that there are 50,000 names (of account holders) and they are not disclosing the names. You had made these allegations, Congress leader in the house Mallikarjun Kharge s...

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Universal picks up Steve Jobs biopic

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Universal Pictures has taken over the biopic on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs after Sony Pictures opted out. The news was confirmed by a studio spokesperson, reports hollywoodreporter.com. According to sources, the project has been acquired for more than $30 million. Filmmaker Danny Boyle is to direct the biopic, the script of which is written by...

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Modi meets Bhutan, Bangladesh PMs

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday held bilateral meetings with his Bhutanese and Bangladeshi counterparts on the sidelines of the Saarc Summit here. He met Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, who presented him with a 'Khada' greeting scarf. Tobgay tweeted ahead of the meeting: First bilateral meeting today is with Indian PM Modi. A lot t...

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Aniston felt uncomfortable in 'Horrible Bosses 2'

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston says she felt uncomfortable while filming intimate scenes for her new film Horrible Bosses 2. Aniston opened up about the experience when her co-star Jason Sudeikis reminded her of a particular scene where her character Doctor Julia Harris watches some sexy security footage with two other girls, reports contactmusic.com. She sai...

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Golfer Lahiri sets sights on King's Cup

Khon Kaen (Thailand), Nov 26 (IANS) Asian Tour heavyweights are expected to make the King's Cup an intriguing affair when the $500,000 event tees off at the Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club here Thursday. The presence of seven of the top-10 players on the Asian Tour Order of Merit will give the King's Cup top billing with the red carpet already rolled out to welcome the region's best play...

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Tech Mahindra launches telematics-based solution for auto insurers

Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Software developer Tech Mahindra Ltd. Wednesday announced the launch of usage-based insurance (UBI) solution, a big data and predictive analysis driven platform for auto-insurers. In a statement here, Tech Mahindra said the UBI solution allows the auto-insurers to adjust premiums according to the actual usage patterns of individual drivers instead of industry avera...

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Let's walk in step, Modi proposes in vision for Saarc

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday exhorted the eight neighbouring nations of the south Asian regional grouping Saarc to walk in step as he proposed a slew of measures, including ease for business travel, a level playing field in trade, and initiatives in healthcare and tourism. Modi, in his maiden speech to the South Asian Association for Regional Coo...

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Never refused to work with Sunny Leone: Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Emraan Hashmi denies that he refused to work with adult film star Sunny Leone for a special song in Ungli. In fact, he says he'd like to work with her if given a chance. Past reports had suggested that Emraan had turned down an offer to share screen space with Sunny, but he has rubbished the same. I have never refused to work with Sunny Leone. It was all rum...

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Goa's massage parlours here to stay

Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Massage parlours can't be wished away in a tourist state, said Goa Police chief T.N. Mohan, who thinks police raj checking everybody would be counterproductive to an industry on which the state's economy is so dependent. Mohan said on the sidelines of a function organized by a women's rights group that extreme action against massage parlours, a booming almost unregu...

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Wearing of helmet optional for Sikh women: Delhi HC told

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Delhi government Wednesday informed the high court here that it has made wearing of helmet optional for Sikh women while driving a two-wheeler or riding pillion. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw was told by government counsel Zubeda Begum, who appeared for the transport department, that it has received objections on the issu...

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Technology-based information service to aid Bengal farmers

Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government will extend 'Matir Katha', an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based service providing expert advice to farmers, to the entire state by February, a government official said here Wednesday. The decision was taken after the successful implementation of the project on a pilot basis in the six districts of Nadia, Burdwan, North...

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Problem gamblers suffer from personality disorders

New York, Nov 26 (IANS) The treatment of people who cannot keep their gambling habits in check is often complicated because they also tend to suffer from personality disorders, says a new research. The study revealed that the same biological and social factors are at play in causing problem gambling and personality disorders. These include poor parental relationships during child...

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Ashton Carter expected to succeed Chuck Hagel

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Former Pentagon No.2 Ashton Carter has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Chuck Hagel as the US defense secretary and take charge of the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS) radical group. Immediately after Hagel's resignation was officially announced Monday by President Barak Obama, the names of Carter and Michele Flournoy, another former hig...

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Sony Pictures suffers cyber attack

London, Nov 26 (IANS) Sony Pictures Entertainment has become the victim of a large-scale cyber attack. According to a source, the motion picture giant's computer systems were shut down by a cyber intrusion Monday, reports variety.com. A picture of a skeleton with message from the hackers saying Hacked by #GOP threatened to release the company's top secrets. A spokesperson...

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Rituparno Ghosh's 'Taak Jhaank' may release in 2015

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh's yet unreleased film Taak Jhaank (Sunglass) may see the light of the day in Indian theatres in 2015. Deepti Bhatnagar, who's presenting the movie, says the movie will release when the right window of opportunity presents itself. If sources are to be believed, the movie, which was first screened at the 19th Kolkata International Fil...

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