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When Rita Ora forgot her lines
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora found acting difficult as she kept forgetting her lines while filming her scenes for the upcoming erotica Fifty Shades of Grey. The 23-year-old singer, who is playing Mia Grey in the film, had someone feeding her script to her through an earpiece because she couldn't remember her lines, reports mirror.co.uk. She said: I had to have some...
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Liam Neelson yet to get over his wife's death
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actor Liam Neelson still hasn't got over his wife's death whom he lost five years ago. The Taken star was left heartbroken when he switched off Natasha Richardson's life support in 2009 following a tragic ski accident and he admits he still expects to hear her walk through the door at times, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Her death was never real. It still...
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Tunisian army chief resigns after soldiers' deaths
Tunis, July 31 (IANS) The Tunisian Army chief,Mohamed Salah Hamdi , has stepped down from his post as the highest commander, the defence ministry confirmed Wednesday. Hamdi had presented his letter of resignation July 23, less than a week after 15 soldiers were killed by militants along the Algerian border. He was leaving for personal reasons, Xinhua quoted Defence Minister Ghaz...
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Security Council renews UN mission in Cyprus
United Nations, July 31 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) Wednesday renewed a UN mission in Cyprus for another six months to continue assisting the parties in the country to bring the division of the island to a comprehensive and durable settlement. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member Security Council expressed its full support for UNFICYP (the United Nations Peacekeep...
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Commonwealth Games medals tally
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) England are back at the top of the medals table with 37 gold, 34 silver and 30 bronze in the 20th Commonwealth Games.
India are now sixth with a tally of 41 medals, including 10 gold, 19 silver and 12 bronze.
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
England 37 34 30 101
Australia 34 32 38 104
Canada 22 7 21 50
Scotland 13 12 14 39
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Daniel Radcliffe loved calorific treats
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe enjoyed gorging on calorific treats while filming for What If. The 25-year-old enjoyed eating special sandwiches, which were made up of a whole loaf of bread, a jar of jam, a jar of peanut butter, bacon rashers and loads of butter, while shooting the upcoming romantic-comedy, reports femalefirst.co.uk. If you can get a job where ...
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Wins for Sharath Kamal-Shamini, Amalraj-Madhurika
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) The mixed doubles pairs of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Shamini Kumaresan and that of Anthony Amalraj and Madhurika Patkar won their respective third mixed doubles matches in the table tennis competition of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scoutstoun Campus here Wednesday. Sharath and Shamini won 11-5, 11-8, 11-8 against Malaysia's Chee Feng Leong and Ying Ho while...
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Grapplers clinch five medals, gold eludes India
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Virtually taking over where their compatriot shooters signed off at the range, Indian wrestlers rained medals picking up four silvers and a bronze, but the gold eluded the nation on day seven of competition at the Commonwealth Games here Wednesday. The grapplers cornered all the medals that came India's way. Satywart Kadian, Sakshi Malik, Bajrang and Lalita won th...
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Orlando Bloom throws punch at Bieber
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom got into a brawl with pop star Justin Bieber in Ibiza. Outside a restaurant full of celebrities Bloom and Bieber were seen getting into an argument by a few eye witnesses, reports tmz.com. The eyewitness say that Bloom threw a punch and Bieber ducked. What's up b***h? screamed Beiber. The crowd applauded as Bieber le...
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Five Indian boxers reach CWG semis
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Indian boxers Pinki Jangra, L. Sarita Devi, Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh reached the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. However, Amritpreet Singh bit the dust as he lost the men's 91 kg quarter-final bout to local pugilist Stephen Lavelle. The judges found the Scot to be better...
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Mixed day for India in lawn bowls
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) It was a mixed day for Indians in 2014 Commonwealth Games lawn bowls, as Sam Bahadur won both his men's singles match while the women's team lost their pairs match but won in triples at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls centre here Wednesday. Bahadur started the day with a 20-18 win over Pakistan's Muhammad Shahzad in the first match of round four in second B of men's si...
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England in driving seat against India
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) England look set to level the five-match series 1-1 after reducing India, who still need 333 runs to win, to 112 for four at stumps on day four of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday. India, chasing 445 runs for victory, lost Murali Vijay (12) to a silly run out. Vijay and his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan (37) went for a dangerous single a...
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Indian doubles squash players earn group wins
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) India's doubles squash players earned wins in their respective categories at the Commonwealth Games here Wednesday. Men's doubles pair Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Sandhu won 11-7, 11-3 over Uganda's Paul Kadoma and Michael Kawooya. They had earlier beaten Cayman Islands but lost to Wales to finish second in Pool G. Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal t...
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UPSC protestors torch buses, police booth in Delhi
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Civil service aspirants Wednesday night clashed with police and burnt down two buses and a police booth during their continued protest here demanding scrapping of the aptitude test from the entrance examination, police said. Around 400-500 aspirants took out a candle march in Mukherjee Nagar area in north Delhi. They were walking towards the Bara Hindu Rao Hospi...
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Indian medal winners at 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here: Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol shoot...
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Pinki, Sarita, Devendro reach CWG boxing semis
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Indian boxers Pinki Jangra, L. Sarita Devi and Devendro Singh made the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. However, Amritpreet Singh bit the dust as he lost the men's 91 kg quarter-final bout to local pugilist Stephen Lavelle. The judges found the Scot to be better in all the three rounds to win wit...
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Scoreboard: India vs England, day 4, third Test
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard at stumps on day four of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday: England first innings 569/7 declared India (first innings, overnight 323/8) Murali Vijay b Broad 35 Shikhar Dhawan c Cook b Anderson 6 Cheteshwar Pujara c Buttler b Broad 24 Virat Koh...
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Grover to be acting Lok Sabha secretary general
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has appointed P.K. Grover to officiate as secretary general of the lower house and its secretariat with effect from July 31, an official release said Tuesday. Grover is a secretary in the Lok Sabha secretariat. ...
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Recounting the steps he has taken during the first two years of his tenure to open up Rashtrapati Bhavan to the public, President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday that he is looking forward to having more grassroots innovators, writers and artistes stay at the presidential estate as part of a new residency programme. Addressing media persons during an informal me...
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Gold eludes Indian wrestlers, get 4 silvers, 1 bronze
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) After a day of highs, there was disappointment in store for Indian wrestlers as they only garnered four silver medals and a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. Bajrang, Lalita, Sakshi Malik and Satywart Kadian lost their final bouts to settle for the silver medal while Navjot Kaur clinched the bronze medal after she won the play-...