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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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Parvez Rasool targets World Cup selection

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool is targeting a spot in the Indian team which will play in the 2015 ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The target now is selection for the World Cup. There are multi-day matches coming up and the aim is to do well in those. I have to do well as a team and individually as well. The target is to get back to the Indi...

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Confident government ready to face winter session

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Fresh from its assembly polls successes, a confident BJP-led government is expected to push for the passage of key economic bills, including on the insurance sector, in the winter session of parliament beginning Monday. But the depleted opposition has vowed to expose the double speak of the Bhratiya Janata Party and oppose the dilution of legislation passed by th...

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Golfers Chiragh, Kapur end tied 9th, 20th in Manila

Manila, Nov 23 (IANS) Indian golfers Chiragh Kumar and Shiv Kapur finished tied ninth and 20th, respectively, after the fourth and final round of the $1 million Resorts World Manila Masters as overnight leader Mardan Mamat of Singapore romped to a title victory Sunday after two years. While Chiragh carded two-under 70 to take his total to eight-under 280 and finished ninth with 10 others...

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India to host 4th business conference with Arab League

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will inaugurate the 4th India-Arab conference here Wednesday to advance ties with a region so crucial for the country's energy security besides accounting for some $200 billion worth of bilateral merchandise trade. The two-day event is being organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), in as...

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Amid the chill, Shimla has cosy nights

Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) Amid a chill in northern India, Shimla and its nearby hill stations are enjoying cosy nights compared to the neighbouring plains. In Shimla, located around 7,000 feet above sea level, the maximum temperature Sunday was 5.8 degrees Celsius, while Chandigarh, located in the plains, experienced a low of 6.3 degrees. Likewise, Amritsar and Ludhiana in Punjab rec...

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Exercise and fasting could boost brain's functions

Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Exercise along with occasional fasting is good for boosting the brain's neurons, shows a new research. The research on animals showed how intermittent fasting in rats and mice can enhance learning and memory and decrease the risk of degeneration of those brain functions. We have evidence that exercise and probably intermittent fasting increase the number...

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Himachal failed to implement policy for disabled: Activist

Shimla, Nov 23 (IANS) An activist for rights of the disabled Sunday said the Himachal Pradesh government has failed to implement a policy for conducting exams for people with disabilities. In a missive to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Governor Urmila Singh, chairman of Umang Foundation, an NGO fighting for the cause of disabled, Ajai Srivastava said even a constitutional body like ...

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Kim Kardashian's daughter gets as stylish as mom

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian's daughter North West is all of one, but she's already getting as stylish as her celebrity mother. Her latest accessory is a pair of giant sunglasses. A photograph of the little one sporting the accessory was shared by her aunt Khloe, who is taking care of her neice while her sister Kim is busy promoting her new perfume, reports e...

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini bounces back after throat infection

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who was suffering a severe throat infection, bounced back on the judging panel of The X Factor after reports that she won't be able to make it. The Crazy Stupid Love singer was suffering from the highly contagious strep throat -- a bacterial infection that attacks the tonsils and larynx. It was earlier reported that due to her i...

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Three militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Three militants were killed and two injured in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, media reported Sunday. Lashkar-i-Islam (LI) militants were killed in a clash with Tauheedul Islam peace volunteers at Naraye Baba area of Tirah Valley, Dawn online reported. Khyber is one of Pakistan's seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws and lies near the Afghan bor...

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Garner wants JLo to quit talking about Ben Affleck

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner, who is married to Ben Affleck, is reportedly upset that singer-actress Jennifer Lopez in her interviews continues to mention her past camaraderie with her former beau. A source close to the 42-year-old said that Garner is furious with Lopez for sharing details of her heartbreaking split from Affleck in 2005, reports contactmusic.com.

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Preetika Rao all for 'short, sweet' TV serials

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Beintehaa would have clocked a year's run on the Indian small screen next month, but the curtains have been brought down on the show already. Actress Preetika Rao, who played the lead role, is glad it ended on an interesting note rather than being an endless saga. The last episode of the show was shot Friday. Personally, I believe that a tele-series should b...

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Rajnath, Parrikar speak differently on Chinese troops

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Repeated incursion by the Chinese troops into Indian territory have elicited divergent, at times almost contradictory, opinions from key cabinet ministers. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, addressing a rally in Leh in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, said the breach of the border did not augur well for cordial relations between the Asian giants. China h...

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Indian eves hoping for a winning start against Proteas

Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) Riding high on confidence after notching an innings win in the one-off Test at Mysuru last week, the Mithali Raj-led Indian women's cricket team will seek to carry the momentum into the one-day series against South Africa commencing here Monday. All three One-Day Internationals (ODI) will take place here Nov 24, 26 and 28 as part of the seven-round ICC Women's Ch...

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Mummy wearing jewellery unearthed in Egypt

London, Nov 23 (IANS) Spanish archaeologists have discovered about 4,000 years old female mummy wearing rare jewellery in Egypt. The mummy, dating back to the Middle Kingdom (2137-1781 BC), was discovered in the necropolis (cemetery) below the temple of Pharaoh Thutmosis III, Discovery News reported. As the archaeologists were cleaning and restoring several tombs in the necropol...

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Indian scientists use nanoparticle-treated seeds to raise yields

Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) In a dramatic breakthrough, Indian scientists have found that synthetically engineered nanoparticles comprising iron and sulfur and modelled on the natural ones that sustain life at the bottom of oceans can boost crop yields and be the future of sustainable and eco-friendly agriculture. Nanoparticles are thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair. Th...

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Best roles go to actors from film families: Arjun Mathur

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Actor Arjun Mathur, who has received rave reviews for his latest movie Fireflies, rues how the big roles in the big films only go to those from within the film fraternity. I've been around for seven years. I've done a variety of roles that have been well received by critics. But I am still to get the big roles in the big films that spin the kind of money that make a...

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CPI-M says can't depend on Trinamool to fight BJP

Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) The CPI-M Sunday said it cannot depend upon the Trinamool Congress to fight against the BJP despite West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashing out at the BJP for arresting Trinamool's leader. Taking a jibe at Banerjee's comments Saturday that Trinamool's Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose's arrest was the price her party paid for her attempts to build a secula...

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