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Modi's Sydney show host denies claiming to be Miss India Australia

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) In the light of a controversy over the alleged claim that she was Miss India Australia, the host of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Sydney show has clarified she never claimed to the title-holder for grabbing the event's anchoring. The Indian Australian Community Foundation (IACF) organised the community reception programme for Modi Nov 17 at Sydney's AllPhones Ar...

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Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach N.S. Saini selected the 18-member team on the basis of the tri...

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Celebrities cheer Delhi at Half Marathon

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) More than 31,000 people and a host of celebrities from the field of sports and entertainment thronged Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Sunday morning to participate in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. While business tycoon Anil Ambani and Bollywood stars Rahul Bose and Gul Panag made their presence felt by participating in the race, sidelined Indian cricket team left-hand...

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Afghan lower house approves US, NATO agreements

Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) The lower house of Afghanistan's parliament Sunday approved a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US and Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with NATO. In an extra-ordinary session, attended by 172 members of the house and broadcast live on a local television, both security agreements were approved with voice majority and only five lawmakers expressed their opp...

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Insurance bill on government agenda for parliament session

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The government has an ambitious legislative agenda for the winter session with a slew of bills slated to be tabled. The following are some of the important bills expected to be taken up for passage. * The Insurance (Laws) Amendment Bill, 2008: This bill raises the limit of foreign holding in insurance companies to 49 percent from the current 26 percent. *...

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Prakash Jha makes Twitter debut

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Prakash Jha has joined the world of Twitter, seemingly to promote his next production, a comedy film Crazy Cukkad Family. His page mostly features retweets of the film's trailer, and updates on how many views it has received. In one tweet, he posted: Well done to my Crazy team of @CrazyCukkad Family. I believe the trailer is already on 1,10,156 vie...

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N-deal with world powers impossible within deadline: Iran

Vienna, Nov 23 (IANS) It will be impossible to stick to the Nov 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive agreement with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme, a source said here Sunday. Considering the short time left until the deadline and number of issues that needed to be discussed and resolved, it is impossible to reach a final and comprehensive deal by Nov. 24, the source with the ...

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Indian Catholics now have three native saints

Vatican City/Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 (IANS) From now on Indian Catholics will have three native saints following the elevation of Kuriakose Elias Chavara, popularly known as Chavara Achen, and Sister Euphrasia, popularly known as Evuprasiamma, in a canonisation ceremony presided over by Pope Francis II in the Vatican Sunday. In 2008, Sister Alphonsa became the first native Indian to b...

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Jewish settlers torch Palestinian house in West Bank

Jerusalem, Nov 23 (IANS) Jewish settlers allegedly set ablaze a Palestinian house in West Bank overnight, media reports said Sunday. Police said the suspected hate crime took place in the village of Khirbat Abu Falah, northeast of Ramallah. Star of David and anti-Arab graffiti in Hebrew were spray-painted on the house, bearing the words Death to the Arabs and Avenge the blood of the fall...

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Police bring Rampal to ashram for investigation

Barwala (Haryana), Nov 23 (IANS) The Haryana Police Sunday brought self-styled godman Rampal back to his sprawling Satlok Ashram near here to investigate the activities of the sect leader and his sect. Rampal, who was arrested last Wednesday after a stand-off of nearly 10 days and violent clashes between his supporters and security forces, is currently in police custody following court ...

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Ali Zafar backs education of 50 underprivileged girls

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar has announced that he will bear the cost of higher education of 50 underprivileged girls in Lahore. He believes the key to progress lies in education. I will bear cost for higher education of 50 underprivilege girls from Sanjan Nagar. Education is key to progress, said Ali, who has worked in Bollywood films like Tere Bin Laden and Me...

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Coal India unions call off strike

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Major trade unions representing state-run Coal India's (CIL) workers have called off a strike planned for Monday to protest a stake sale and e-auction of cancelled coal blocks proposed by an ordinance with a provision for commercial mining by private companies. Following a meeting of union leaders with offcials of the coal ministry here Saturday, secretary genera...

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Odisha's view sought for coalfield master plan

Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) Following the cancellation of coal blocks allocation by the Supreme Court, the Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDI) has sought Odisha's view over preparation of a comprehensive master plan (CMP) for two major coalfields - Talcher and Ib Valley. Mini-ratna company CMPDI, assigned the job to prepare the CMP, has sought the state government's...

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Aditya Redij, Shweta Munshi to leave 'Bandhan'

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Aditya Redij and actress Shweta Munshi, who portray the roles of Mahesh and Prabha, respectively, in Bandhan, will bid adieu to the Zee TV show soon. Set in a small village in Maharashtra, the show revolves around the bond that a family of a forest ranger shares with a baby elephant named Ganesh. The show, which began Sep 16, is ready for a twist w...

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Shilpa Shetty poses with Schwarzenneger in Macau

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty struck up a pose with Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger in Macau, where the duo were present to watch a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri. While Shilpa was accompanied by her husband Raj Kundra for the event, Schwarzenegger was present with his once onscreen rival Sylvester Stallone. Shilpa and Raj were ...

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Bollywood support will help Marathi cinema, says 'Balak-Palak' director

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Ravi Jadhav, whose Marathi directorial Balak-Palak was co-produced by Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, says support from the Hindi film industry will give a push to Marathi cinema. Riteish co-produced the with Uttung Thakur. Bollywood's support for our movies will definitely help the Marathi film industry. We have a limited budget. We spend approx...

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Will resign if son's link with ponzi firm proved: Bengal minister

Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Amid reports that a probe for fraud has been ordered into a ponzi firm where his eldest son Swarup was allegedly a director, West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra Sunday said he will step down if his son's link with the company was proved. I came to know about the media report from people and I have nothing to say about an agency interrogating my son. A govern...

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School cab driver arrested for molesting minor

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) A cab driver was arrested for molesting a four-year-old girl while she was on way to her school here, police said Sunday. Police said the nursery student told her mother about the incident after returning home from school Thursday. The mother then complained to the police following which the accused, Manoj Kumar, 31, who drives private cabs for various sc...

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TV shows easier to do than films: Kiku 'Palak' Sharda

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor-comedian Kiku Sharda, who currently portrays various roles like Palak, Pankhudi and Lachha in the popular TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil, says he prefers the small screen over the big screen as he gets instant feedback. Kiku, who has also made his presence to the big screen by his supporting roles in films like Phir Hera Pheri, Dhamaal, No Problem and Hap...

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When Arjun Mathur's sexuality became a talking point

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Damaging as it may sound, Arjun Mathur started his career with two back-to-back gay parts that quickly became a talking point in the film industry about his sexuality. I did two short film on AIDS where I played gay characters. In Farhan Akhtar's film ('Positive'), I was Boman and Shabana Azmi's son. In Mira Nair's short film ('Migration'), I was Irrfan Khan's lover...

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