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Rain washes out third day of Bangladesh-NZ Test in Christchurch

Christchurch, Jan 22 (IANS) An incessant downpour washed out the third day of an evenly poised second cricket Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand here on Sunday. Play was called off at the Hagley Oval without a ball being bowled due to the heavy rain, which had also cut short the final session on the second day, reports bdnews24.com. Fourth day's play has been reschedul...

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UK confident of n-weapons system despite test malfunction

London, Jan 22 (IANS) Britain's Ministry of Defence says it has absolute confidence in the country's nuclear weapons system despite reports of a malfunction during a test. The Sunday Times said in a report that an unarmed Trident missile fired from submarine HMS Vengeance near the Florida coast last June veered off course towards the US, the BBC reported. The daily said the incid...

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Playing cop was a wonderful experience: Freddy Daruwala

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Freddy Daruwala, who will be seen playing a police officer in the upcoming film Commando 2, says essaying the character was a wonderful experience for him. Playing a cop (in 'Commando 2') was a wonderful experience that brought a lot of discipline... the cast and the story is strong and, I guess, we are ready to kick, Freddy said in a statement. The fi...

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Samsung to release report on Galaxy Note 7 fire incidents

Seoul, Jan 22 (IANS) Samsung Electronics will publish the results of an investigation into the reasons behind its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire which led to a recall of the item worldwide, the tech giant announced on Sunday. The company is expected to make public the conclusions of the report -- carried out by American technological security consulting firm UL -- in a press con...

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Pavlyuchenkova downs Kuznetsova to reach Australian Open quarters

Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Russian tennis player Anastasiya Pavlyuchenkova qualified for the Australian Open quarter-finals beating compatriot Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-3 here on Sunday. Pavlyuchenkova, the 24th seed, got the better of eighth seeded Kuznetsova in an hour and eight minutes in the fourth round match, reports Tass. The 25-year-old Pavlyuchenkova entered the Australia...

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'Airlift' is special for Akshay, Nimrat Kaur

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of his film Jolly LLB 2, says Airlift is that one film which holds a special place in his heart. The 49-year-old wrote on Twitter: Every actor has one film which means the world to him... 'Airlift' is just that for me. One year Of 'Airlift'. Actress Nimrat Kaur, who shared screen space with Akshay in the ...

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Jewellery essentials for modern-day bride

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Jewellery designs of late have not only seen major transformation but a drastic contemporary touch to every single piece. Must-haves for a modern-day bride are diamond pendants and scintillating drop earrings, says an expert. Here are some jewellery essentials, listed by Preeti Sogani, M.D. at Sogani Jewellers, that are a must in the vanity box of a modern-day br...

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Andhra announces Rs 5 lakh for train accident victims

Vijayawada, Jan 22 (IANS) The Andhra government on Sunday announced Rs 5 lakh each for the next of kin of 36 persons who died in the Hirakhand Express derailment in Vizianagram district. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, currently visiting Switzerland, said this will be in addition to Rs 2 lakh announced by the railways. The compensation will be paid under Chandranna Bima, the...

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Jallikattu held in Tamil Nadu, claims two lives

Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Jallikattu, Tamil Nadu's popular bull taming sport, was on Sunday held in parts of Tamil Nadu with tens of thousands taking part but two participants were killed at one of the events. It was held at Pudukottai, Trichy and Erode districts while a bullock cart race was organised in Coimbatore, organisers said. At Pudukottai, two bull valuters were severely in...

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Vegetable imports from India to Nepal on rise

Kathmandu, Jan 22 (IANS) Vegetable imports by Nepal from India have continued to increase even though the region has seen a rise in commercial vegetable farming, a media report said on Sunday. According to recent statistics, the region imports vegetables worth around Nepalese Rs 55 billion (around $504.29 million) every year. The export volume, however, is negligible, the Kathmandu Post ...

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Himachal CM assures funding to Waste Warriors

Dharamsala, Jan 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has promised funds to 'Waste Warriors', a group which has been clearing trash in Dharamsala since 2009, after they said that handling mountains of waste was getting difficult due to a financial crunch. The group, headed by Briton Jodie Underhill, also known as the 'garbage girl', approached the Chief Minister seeki...

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Saina clinches Malaysia Masters title

Sibu (Malaysia), Jan 22 (IANS) Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal was forced to dig deep to overcome unseeded Thailand teenager Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight games to clinch the women's singles title of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Sunday. The 26-year-old Indian utilised her bank of experience to pull off a 22-20, 22-20 win in 46 minutes to bag her first title after ma...

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Australian Open: Top seed Murray stunned by Zverev in fourth round

Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Unseeded German Mischa Zverev produced a bold display of tennis to shock top seed Andy Murray 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 in the fourth round of the Australian Open here on Sunday. It was an inspired serve-and-volley performance from Zverev, egged on by his younger brother Alexander Zverev, who pushed World No. 9 Rafael Nadal to five sets before losing on Saturday.

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Urdu poet, lyricist Naqsh Lyallpuri dead

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Renowned Urdu poet and lyricist Jaswant Rai Sharma, known to the world by his pen name Naqsh Lyallpuri, died here on Sunday, a family friend said. He was 89. He had been ailing for some time and breathed his last around 11 a.m. at his Andheri home. His funeral will take place at the Oshiwara crematorium on Sunday evening. Born in Llallpur in the part...

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There's symbiotic relationship between film, fashion world: Urvashi Kaur

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Fashion designer Urvashi Kaur feels that the Hindi film industry is of utmost importance for the fashion world due to its massive connect with the masses, which helps in endorsing a designer's creativity to a larger audience. Kaur, who is all set to showcase her latest collection 'Vaasa' at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017, says there is an interesting r...

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Paes wins, Sania loses in Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 22 (IANS) Veteran Leander Paes and his mixed doubles partner Martina Hingis won the first round but Sania Mirza's women's doubles campaign ended in the third round at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Sunday. Paes and Martina won 6-4, 6-3 against Australians Destanee Aiava and Marc Polmans at the Melbourne Park. The Indo-Swiss pair needed 51 minutes to ...

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MH370 passengers' kin urge search resumption

Canberra, Jan 22 (IANS) Relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Sunday said they will urge authorities to resume search operations that were called off on January 17. The petition will be presented to the transport ministers of the tripartite nations -- Malaysia, China and Australia -- who were involved in the search, and who are holding meetings in Perth...

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Ozzy Osbourne slept through driving test

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Ozzy Ozbourne says that he once fell asleep during his driving test. It took Ozbourne multiple attempts to be allowed to legally drive a car because he was often so out of it, and even after he obtained a licence, his wife Sharon kept a careful eye on him, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I last drove four years ago. I've got an American driving licenc...

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Seven trains cancelled, 17 to be terminated or diverted

Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh), Jan 22 (IANS) Seven trains were cancelled and 17 others were slated to be terminated short of their destination or diverted due to the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Heerakhand Express in Andhra Pradesh, officials said. At least 36 people were killed and 50 injured when the train derailed on Saturday night near Kuneru station, 24 km from Rayagada i...

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International Biathlon Union lacks doping evidence for 22 Russian athletes

Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS) The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has stopped its inquiry into doping by 22 Russian athletes, that was launched last month, as investigators have failed to find any sufficient evidence of wrongdoing by the sportsmen. The IBU on Saturday said it found no evidence of doping for 22 Russian athletes suspected of it but would continue investigating seven others, rep...

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