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No row with AAP, only matter of interpreting constitution: Shah

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday denied any row or tussle for power between the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government and BJP-led central government over the home ministry's notification granting supremacy to Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung in matters pertaining to pubic order, police, land and services. The so-called row with the Delhi government is not a row. It is a matter of inter...

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IS advance no danger to New Zealand forces in Iraq: PM

Wellington, May 26 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday dismissed calls to pull New Zealand troops out of Iraq as Islamic State (IS) militants advanced to within 100 km of their base. Key told Radio New Zealand that his defence and national security advisors had informed him that New Zealand troops at Camp Taji, just north of Baghdad, were in no greater danger after IS f...

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Ramdev's 'Putrajeevak beej' is named after herb: AYUSH minister

Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Giving a clean chit to 'Putrajeevak Beej', an ayurvedic medicine promoted by yoga guru Baba Ramdev's trust, Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik on Tuesday said the medicine was named after a herb of a similar name. He said the medicine does not guarantee birth of male children, as claimed by the Opposition. Speaking to reporters at the Bharatiya Janata ...

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Modi government determined to get back black money: Shah

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Narendra Modi-led NDA government was determined to get back black money stashed abroad, but could not announce the names of culprits due to international treaties, BJP president Amit Shah said here on Tuesday. We have enacted a law on black money and we are determined to get it back. But, if the BJP government announces the names of those who have black money...

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Malaysia refuses entry to Hong Kong student leader

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) The Malaysian government on Tuesday deported Joshua Wong, a student who led pro-democracy protests against the Chinese government in Hong Kong in 2014, Efe news agency reported. The Malaysian government refused him permission to enter the country on Tuesday, and instead sent him back to Hong Kong on the return flight, the 18-year-old student leader said on his Twit...

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Kim Kardashian gets new wardrobe

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West found herself in tears when her husband Kanye West and a stylist he had hired had put some of her favourite outfits in a pile to be thrown away. But she was pacified soon enough with a new wardrobe. They put everything that he thought wasn't 'cool enough' in a pile, and I walked in and it was like a pile to the ceiling of sho...

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Over 25,000 actors vie to be Poonam's hero

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) A contest titled 'Kaun Banega Poonam Ka Hero', organised to find a lead actor to be paired with Poonam Pandey in Helen, attracted over 25,000 people, says the film's producer Suresh Nakum. Nakum told IANS: The kind of response that has come for the contest of 'Kaun Banega Poonam Ka Hero' has been nothing less than mighty pleasing for the team. In fact, I hav...

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United's title challenge depends on summer signings: Van Gaal

Manchester, May 26 (IANS) Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Tuesday said the club will challenge for the English Premier League title next season, but only if they spend wisely in the summer. Van Gaal spent heavily in his first season at United, bringing Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo to one of the richest football clubs. Even though they did not win the...

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Dwayne Johnson's 'Shazam' will release before 2019

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Dwayne The Rock Johnson has confirmed that the DC Comics adaptation Shazam will come earlier than was expected. The actor will play Black Adam, one of the villains in the movie. No, I don't think it is going to be that far away. It's going to be earlier than that. I don't think 2019, the 43-year-old said when asked about the release date of Shazam. Back...

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Earthquake insurance for homes to rise substantially in Japan

Tokyo, May 26 (IANS/EFE) Premiums on earthquake insurance policies for homes in Japan will increase a further 20 percent to 30 percent from 2016, as studies reveal the potential for millions of homes to be damaged should powerful earthquakes occur in certain parts of the country, reported the Japanese daily Nikkei on Tuesday. The General Insurance Rating Organisation of Japan will submit...

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Cary Fukunaga leaves Stephen King's 'It' adaptation

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Cary Fukunaga, who came into limelight as a director after helming the first season of TV show True Detective, has reportedly left the adaptation of author Stephen King's landmark novel It. According to sources, New Line Cinema and Fukunaga are parting ways over budgetary allocations that stem from a difference in creative visions, reports hollywoodreporter.com...

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Canceloto joins Valencia on permanent deal from Benfica

Valencia, May 26 (IANS) Football clubs Valencia and Benfica have reached an agreement for the transfer of the latter's right-back Joao Canceloto to the Spanish club where he was already playing on loan this season. Benfica announced Canceloto's transfer to the 'Bats' on Monday, after spending his prime years - between the age of 14 and 19 - with Benfica B. Canceloto, 20, was on loan to V...

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Alexander Payne to be honoured at Munich film fest

London, May 26 (IANS) The Munich International Film Festival will pay tribute to Alexander Payne with a complete retrospective of his movies. Payne's last visit to the event was in 1997 when he won the High Hopes Award for Citizen Ruth, the predecessor of the festival's CineVision Award, reports variety.com. Among the movies to play in Munich this year are Election, which was the...

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Pakistani family's study reveals how Omega 3 helps brain grow

London, May 26 (IANS) A research conducted among the members of a large family from rural Pakistan has revealed the crucial role of essential fatty acids in the growth of human brain. Essential fatty acids like omega-3 must be ingested by humans and other animals because the body cannot produce but requires them for overall good health. This finding notifies the role of certain f...

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Real Madrid sack coach Ancelotti

Madrid, May 26 (IANS) Following a trophy-less season, Real Madrid football club has sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti after two years in charge of the team. The news on Monday was given by club president Florentino Perez at a press conference held at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium which followed a meeting of the club's board of directors, Xinhua reported on Tuesday. Ancelotti leaves Re...

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Israel prepares to defend against possible FIFA suspension

Jerusalem, May 26 (IANS) Principal directors of Israel Football Association (IFA), headed by president Ofer Eini, travelled to Zurich in an attempt to gain support ahead of a possible FIFA membership suspension, as requested by the Palestinian association during the annual FIFA Congress. The Israeli delegation will try to convince other associations to vote against the proposal made by t...

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Johnny Depp could face 10-year jail term over his dogs

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp might face jail time for bringing his two dogs into Australia illegally. An Australian Senate committee said if the matter goes to court and the 51-year-old is found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in jail or a maximum fine of $265,000, reports people.com. Depp landed in hot water earlier this month after flying into Australia in ...

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Indian-origin scientist creates first single-molecule device

Washington, May 26 (IANS) A team of Columbia Engineering researchers led by an Indian-American scientist Latha Venkataraman has created a single-molecule electronic device which has a potential of real-world technological applications for nanoscale devices. Under the direction of Venkataraman, researchers created a single-molecule diode which performs 50 times better than all prior desig...

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'Europa League final in Warsaw will be memorable'

Warsaw, May 26 (IANS) Former Poland goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek said that Warsaw has everything it takes to make it a memorable final of the Europa League. The summit clash between Dnipro and Sevilla will take place here on Wednesday, reports Efe. The former Real Madrid player said that the clash at the National Stadium here is part of the legacy of Euro 2012, the experience gained fr...

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NDA government excellent, always on action mode: Rajnath

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Terming the one-year progress report of the NDA government as excellent, union Home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the country has moved out of the crisis of policy paralysis and India's rating has turned positive globally. Anybody reviewing the one-year performance of the NDA government will naturally arrive at the conclusion that under the leadership of ...

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