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Biopics are here to stay, feels Rahul Bose

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Rahul Bose, whose next directorial Poorna is about the youngest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest, says biopics -- especially on inspirational sports icons -- will continue to be made. Biopics will keep coming and continue being made, especially inspirational sports-based biopics. Apart from that, in fact, in the US, people have made biopics...

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Indian equities subdued on negative global cues

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Negative global cues and heavy selling pressure witnessed in metal, automobile, and healthcare stocks subdued the Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday. The global markets were spooked as US President Donald Trump's failure to overturn his predecessorBarack Obama's healthcare reforms and increased concerns over his ability to imple...

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Siddhartha Upadhyay appointed SAI governing body member

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Society for Transformation, Inclusion and Recognition through Sports (STAIRS) founder and Secretary General Siddhartha Upadhyay was on Monday appointed member of the governing body of the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Sport Minister Vijay Goel met Upadhyay here on Monday to discuss about bringing more transparency in sports ahead of the first meeting of the ...

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Kolkata to host U-17 World Cup final; semis in Guwahati, Navi Mumbai

Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The international football governing body FIFA announced on Monday that the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata will host the final of the U-17 World Cup on October 28 while the two semi-finals will be held in Guwahati and Navi Mumbai. The junior World Cup will take place in India for the first time and gets underway on October 6. The slogan of the World Cup will be Foo...

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Over 50% Turkish voters against constitutional reform: Poll

Ankara, March 27 (IANS) Over 50 per cent of Turkish voters are against the upcoming referendum that could hand wide-ranging executive powers to the President, a poll published on Monday revealed. Of the 5,000 people surveyed by Sonar polling firm, 51.2 per cent said that they would say No in the April 16 referendum organised by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to approve a series of consti...

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'No liquor vends on highways will decrease accidents'

Panaji, March 27 (IANS) The Goa Police on Monday said the Supreme Court ban on liquor vends on state and national highways will help cut down on drunken driving and consequently road accidents in the coastal state. The stand comes in the wake of Goa government's assurance to liquor vends located within 500 metres on either side of the highways in Goa of doing something to save them from ...

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GoT creators were embarrassed by melting ice stunt

London, March 27 (IANS) Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who stars as Jaime Lannister in the Game of Thrones, says showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss thought that the season seven release date-reveal was embarrassing. HBO came up with a plan to reveal the official release date for season seven of Game of Thrones by melting a large block of ice. Fans were eagerly waiting to see the resu...

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Kabul's American University reopens after 7 months

Kabul, March 27 (IANS) The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul reopened on Monday, seven months after a terror attack at the centre killed 17 people. Classes have been resumed completely, the head of the university, Sharif Faiz, told Efe news. Faiz said that despite the attack, the university has 76 new students although he did not reveal the exact number of students enro...

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Australian mission expresses regret over attack on Indian

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Australian High Commission here on Monday expressed regret over an attack on an Indian national in the state of Tasmania this weekend. We regret the attack on a taxi driver of Indian origin in Hobart which occurred over the weekend, the high commission spokesperson said in a statement. We understand he suffered minor injuries and has been discharge...

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Hug your baby for the lil one's good health

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Celebrity mother Mira Rajput would rather stay at home than be away from her baby, and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan took no time in getting back to the groove after her son was born. Mothers have different ways of bringing up a baby, but they shouldn't forget to hug their bundle of joy, say experts. Prerna Kohli, Clinical Pyschologist associated with Huggies, sa...

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Ola's connected car platform 'Ola Play' launched in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Ride-hailing platform Ola on Monday launched Ola Play, its connected car platform for ride-sharing, in Hyderabad. Powered by proprietary in-car and cloud technologies from Ola, Ola Play brings advanced car controls, choice of personalised content and a fully connected interactive experience for users on the move. We believe this will enhance the future...

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Kolkata to host U-17 World Cup final; semifinals in Guwahati, Navi Mumbai

Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) The international football governing body FIFA announced on Monday that the Salt Lake Stadium here will host the final of the U-17 World Cup on October 28 while the two semi-finals will take place in Guwahati and Navi Mumbai. The junior World Cup will take place in India for the first time and gets underway on October 6. The slogan of the World Cup will be Footba...

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Bhubaneswar to host hockey World League Final 2017, World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar, March 27 (IANS) Bhubaneswar will host the mens hockey World League Final 2017 and World Cup 2018, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the government of Odisha confirmed on Monday. It was also confirmed that Odisha will be the title sponsor of both events. As a result, the official event titles will be the Odisha Men's Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 and ...

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Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

New York, March 27 (IANS) Researchers have identified more than 100 genes that can help them understand correlations between these genes and human brain activity during memory processing. This is very exciting because the identification of these gene-to-behaviour relationships opens up new research avenues for testing the role of these genes in specific aspects of memory function and dys...

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Feeling Trump effect here, says Indian attacked in Australia

Melbourne, March 27 (IANS) An Indian man, who was assaulted by a group of teenagers at a restaurant in Australia's Hobart city, has said the racial mood is changing in the country and assaults, ethinc slurs are becoming more common. Li Max Joy, who hails from Kerala and works as a part-time taxi driver, was attacked by a group of five youngsters at McDonald's restaurant in north Hobart o...

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China-made wearable robot to enter market

Shanghai, March 27 (IANS) A China-made wearable robot, which can help disabled people walk, is expected to enter the market in one to two years, the developer has said. The Fourier X1, developed by Chinese technology start-up Fourier Intelligence, was unveiled in Shanghai earlier this month, Xinhua news agency reported. Gu Jie, CEO of Fourier, said the Fourier X1 weighed 20 kg ...

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Australia struggle on Third Day vs India

Dharamsala, March 27 (IANS) Australia were struggling at 92/5 at tea, taking a 60-run lead in the second innings, on the third day of the fourth cricket Test match against India here on Monday. Shaun Marsh (1), who was claimed by spinner Ravindra Jadeja, was the fifth Aussie wicket to fall -- and the umpires called for tea. Glenn Maxwell (37) was at the crease on the other end. F...

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Hong Kong protest leaders to be prosecuted

Hong Kong, March 27 (IANS) Some of the main leaders of Hong Kong's 2014 pro-democracy protest were informed on Monday that they will be prosecuted for participating in the historic protests against the Chinese government. The development comes a day after Beijing-backed candidate Carrie Lam was elected Chief Executive of Hong Kong in an election process that has been widely criticised by...

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UP should give slaughterhouses time for regularisation: Owaisi

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) AIMIM President and Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said the Uttar Pradesh government should give time to illegal abattoirs for regularisation instead of just recklessly sealing them. It is the fault of the previous Samajwadi Party government that did not regularise the slaughterhouses. Now, the government should give them time for re...

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26 companies want to collaborate with India Post Payments Bank

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Monday said 26 banking and non-banking companies have shown interest to collaborate with India Post Payments Bank. The Department is in various stages of discussions with them. A decision on formal partnerships will be taken after carefully evaluating the entire value proposition they propose for the common man, Sinha said...

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