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Rob Kardashian calls Scott Disick 'legend'

Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) TV personality Rob Kardashian has praised his sister Kourtney Kardashian's partner Scott Disick and called him a legend. Rob's latest post on image-sharing website Instagram featured a screenshot of Disick from an episode of their family show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, reports mirror.co.uk. He captioned the photograph: Legend lol @letthelordbewit...

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John Lenon's first wife dies at 75

Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) Singer John Lenon's first wife Cynthia Lennon has died at the age of 75 at her home in Mallorca, Spain. She died on Wednesday, and the news of her death was officially announced on her son Julian Lennon's official website. Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain, following a short but brave battle with cancer. Her son Julian Len...

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'...Byomkesh Bakshy!' gets U/A certificate

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) In a refreshing departure from the norm, Dibakar Banerjee has no reason to be miffed with the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) regarding his film Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, which has been granted a U/A certificate with only some cuts. Shravan Kumar, CEO of the CBFC, said: A screening was held for Examining Committee, which recommended the grant for U/A wi...

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Two policemen killed in Telangana

Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) Two policemen were killed and two others injured when a gang of criminals opened fire in Telangana's Nalgonda district in the early hours of Thursday, police said. Those killed have been identified as constable Lingaiah (36) and home guard Mahesh (35). The incident occurred just after midnight when policemen were checking a few buses at a bus station at ...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine found safe, effective

New York, April 2 (IANS) An early-stage human trial has found an experimental Ebola vaccine safe and it also elicited robust antibody responses in all 40 of the healthy adults who received it. A report describing preliminary results of the study that tested the candidate vaccine called VSV-ZEBOV appeared online in The New England Journal of Medicine. The prompt, dose-dependent pr...

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Giriraj clarified, matter ends, says BJP

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The row over union Minister Giriraj Singh's remark on Congress president Sonia Gandhi's skin colour has ended as the minister has clarified, the BJP said on Thursday. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Ram Madhav told reporters: Giriraj Singh has clarified about his comment, matter ends. Singh, who has stoked controversy in the past ...

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Policeman killed injured in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) A police official was killed and two soldiers were injured on Thursday in a fierce gunbattle between guerrillas and security forces in Kashmir's Baramulla district, a police official said. The senior police officer told IANS in Srinagar that security forces on Thursday morning surrounded a house in village Hardashuru, Tangmarg, after receiving information about m...

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Visit reflects importance of India-Nepal ties: Jaishankar

Kathmandu, April 2 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar, who arrived here on Thursday on a two-day sojourn, said that his visit reflects the importance India attaches to its ties with Nepal. Jaishankar, who is here as part of his SAARC Yatra, is scheduled to hold talks with President Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Chairman of the Constituent Assembly Subash C...

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California to have water rations

Washington, April 2 (IANS) For the first time in its history drought-ravaged California, which has been seen as America's richest state, has imposed mandatory water restrictions requiring residents, businesses and farms to reduce usage by 25 percent over the next nine months and has even ordered its expansive golf courses to use less water. It's a different world, State Governor Jerry Br...

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My films are commercial, but different: Akshay Kumar

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who will next be seen in Gabbar Is Back, says his films have always been commercial and his choices of films has always been different. My films are commercial. I don't give any speech (on social issues) in my films. As an actor, I have always chosen different subjects like 'OMG: Oh My God!' was on religion, 'Baby' was on terrorism, and...

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Mineral veins hint microbial life on ancient Mars

Washington, April 2 (IANS) NASA's Curiosity rover has found two-tone mineral veins by climbing a layered Martian mountain that offer clues about favourable conditions for microbial life on ancient Mars. The two-tone veins are seen at an area called Garden City on lower Mount Sharp. They appear as a network of ridges left standing above the now eroded-away bedrock in which they fo...

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President, PM greet people on Mahavir Jayanti

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavir, the last Tirthankara of the Jains. Greetings and good wishes on Mahavir Jayanti to all my fellow citizens and in particular, members of Jain community, the president tweeted. He said: Teachi...

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Indians evacuated from Yemen reach Kochi

Kochi, April 2 (IANS) The 168 Indians evacuated from war-torn Yemen were happy on reaching here on Thursday, but were wary of their future. An Indian Air Force flight carrying the passengers from Djibouti landed here early Thursday. They reached Djibouti after almost a 10-hour sail on a ship from Yemen. We are really happy to be with our near and dear ones, said a nurse, who was ...

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Heavy rainfall likely in Himachal

Shimla, April 2 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh are likely to get heavy rainfall over the weekend, said the Met Office on Thursday. The western disturbances will remain active in the Himalayan region and its adjoining plains till April 4, bringing more rainfall in mid and low hills, an official of the meteorological department here told IANS. The official said there are chan...

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Sarkozy named assisted witness in campaign scandal

Paris, April 2 (IANS) Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was named an assisted witness in a case over a campaign finance scandal dating back to his failed second bid at the presidency in 2012. The status of assisted witness which was announced by a Paris court on Wednesday means Sarkozy will not face trial at the end of the inquiry, Xinhua reported on Thursday. Justice has w...

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Two policemen killed in Telangana

Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) Two policemen were killed and two others injured when unidentified men opened fire in Telangana's Nalgonda district late Wednesday night, police said. The incident occurred around midnight when policemen were checking few buses at a bus station at Suryapet in Nalgonda district, about 130 km from here. Two suspects, who were being questioned by the police...

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Students protest against UPPCS paper leak in Allahabad

Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred Allahabad district police chief Deepak Kumar after violent protests by the students agitating against the paper leak of the UPPCS exams last week. Violent protests broke out in Allahabad on Wednesday with student bodies demanding sacking of UPPSC chairman Anil Yadav and cancellation of the exams. A home departme...

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Pune-educated Indian-American professor wins teaching award

Washington, April 2 (IANS) An Indian-American professor who uses a game called Baffa Baffa to teach culture's role in business and how it can affect transactions and relationships has won the prestigious Peltier Award for innovation in teaching. Pune University graduate Rajani Ganesh-Pillai, assistant professor of marketing at the North Dakota State University (NDSU), will be recognize...

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Moderate earthquake jolts Uttarakhand

Dehradun, April 2 (IANS) An earthquake of magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale rocked several parts of Uttarakhand early Thursday, an official said. The meteorological department official told IANS that the tremor triggered panic, but no loss of life was reported. The epicentre of the earthquake, which was of moderate intensity, was in Chamoli district. The quake lasted for a fe...

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54 killed in Russia trawler capsize

Moscow, April 2 (IANS/TASS) At least 54 people died when a trawler with 132 people on board capsized off the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East on Thursday. So far, 54 bodies have been recovered, and 63 crewmembers have been rescued, a source told the TASS news agency. Fifteen more people are still missing, the source added. According to earlier reports, there wer...

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