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Jimenez gets into winning mode ahead of Indian Open

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, who is poised to make his debut at the Indian Open next month, moved into winning mode by emerging victorious at the Tournament of Champions on the Seniors Tour this weekend. Jimenez, who turned 51 Jan 5, won the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in Hawaii, carding 69, 64 and 66 in the three-round event to total 17-under ...

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Socialism, secularism hold country together: Punjab CM

Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said that the twin principles of socialism and secularism formed the underlying spirit of the Indian Constitution and any deviation from these two basic tenets would be against the interest of the country. India being a land of diversities is endowed with people hailing from various religions, castes, creeds and l...

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Rohit Shetty mum on new film, to reveal cast in February

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Bollywood's blockbuster director Rohit Shetty prefers to keep silent on rumours that he has managed a casting coup of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in his new film. He says he will reveal the details only next month. At this time, I guess everyone else apart from me is busy casting for my film and they are telling their own versions. I am just waiting for now and enjoyin...

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Robert Mugabe elected African Union chair

Addis Ababa, Jan 30 (IANS) Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been elected the new chairperson of the African Union (AU). Mugabe took the rotating chairmanship of the pan-African bloc Friday at the opening of the 24th AU summit at the AU Headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, Xinhua news agency reported. Mugabe took over from Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel...

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Indian restaurateur Monish Gujral bags global award for food blog

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Indian restaurateur Monish Gujral has bagged a special jury award for his food blog which will be presented to him at the Gourmand Awards in Chinese wine capital Yantai on June 8. You have won this very prestigious jury award for the year 2014 for your blog www.monishgujral.com-foodie trail and you will receive your award at our next 'Best in the World' event in...

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For Valentine's Day, love skin, hair first

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) With just two weeks to go, start indulging in proper skin and hair care to look your best on Valentine's Day Feb 14. Mohan Thomas, cosmetic surgeon and managing director of Cosmetic Surgery Institute, shares skin care tips that you should start following to look radiant on Valentine's Day: The brunt of the activity is taken up by your feet when you work, ...

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US committed to seeing through nuclear deal: Envoy

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The US is committed to seeing through the civil nuclear deal with India, US ambassador Richard Verma said here Friday. ...We are committed to seeing this (Indo-US nuclear deal) through, so 300 million people, who do not have electricity, can actually get a shot at it, Verma told Karan Thapar in an interview on Headlines Today channel. Verma, who is an Ame...

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Morocco's human rights achievements lauded

Rabat, Jan 30 (IANS) Morocco has a roadmap to promote human rights and an ambition that would enable it to hold a leading position regionally in North Africa and the Arab world as well as internationally, according to Stavros Lambrinidis, EU special representative for human rights. The huge human rights ambition set by Morocco will enable it to hold a leading position regionally and inte...

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Bollywood's 'Kanta Ben' turns daring 'Dadi' for TV

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Remember Sulbha Arya, the simple and scandalised Kanta Ben of Kal Ho Naa Ho? The veteran actress will now be seen in a new avatar as a grandmother in &TV's Begusarai. Sulbha will be seen essaying the role of the 'Badi Dadi' of the Thakur family and she will be marked by her character of a firebrand who is highly opinionated and gives everyone a run for their mon...

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Natarajan's comments 'inspired': Congress

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Congress Friday dismissed former environment minister Jayanthi Nataranjan's comments as opportunistic and pageant, adding the allegations of interference by party vice president Rahul Gandhi seemed inspired from the BJP. This is unfortunate that a person who spent four terms in parliament and held key positions in the party made allegations that are opportun...

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Wenger rules out more signings at Arsenal

London, Jan 30 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Friday ruled out further arrivals at the English football club before the transfer window closes Monday. Wenger revealed it was very unlikely anyone would follow Gabriel Paulista to the Emirates Stadium in the next four days following the defender's 11.3 million pounds signing this week, reports The Daily Telegraph. Paulista played for ...

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Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England

Perth, Jan 30 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the batsmen for Friday's loss against England in the virtual semi-final of the tri-series here. England booked a berth in the final of the One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia, courtesy a three-wicket win over India at the WACA. When we started batting, I thought we did decent with the new bal...

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Sonam Kapoor never wanted to use father's name for career

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) It's always thought that Bollywood's star children have it easy, but actress Sonam Kapoor says that at the very beginning of her film career, she had decided not to make the most of her father Anil Kapoor's popularity. When I joined the film industry, I became very defensive because people were so mean. They were like, 'She is Anil's daughter and she will get things...

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Have guts, amend Constitution: Mamata dares BJP

Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Coming down heavily on forced religious conversions West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in a veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday, challenged it to amend the secular Indian Constitution. Why should someone force others to convert? Who gave them that responsibility? Some people are saying this religion is good, that is bad. Don't ride the...

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Pakistan Shia mosque blast kills 33

Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) At least 33 people have been killed in a powerful bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan, officials say. Some 33 people were killed and many injured in the blast, Dawn reported citing the district health officer of Shikarpur, Munir Jokhio. Police said at least 55 people were wounded in the attack after Friday prayers in the Shikarpur district of...

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Sri Lanka keen to cooperate with UN investigation

Colombo, Jan 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka's government has received encouragement from the UN to cooperate in an ongoing investigation into its human rights record, the foreign ministry said Friday. President Maithripala Sirisena's senior advisor on foreign affairs, Jayantha Dhanapala met UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein in Geneva and briefed him on the new government's...

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Australia pacer Johnson to play tri-series final

Perth, Jan 30 (IANS) Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set to return to One-Day International (ODI) cricket after a break of over a month and will play in the tri-series final here Sunday. Johnson said the break was a much needed one, specially after the tough tour in the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan. I needed a fair bit of a rest. It'd probably been a big 12 mon...

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Spy watchdog warns Australia against storing metadata

Canberra, Jan 30 (IANS) A prominent Australian spy watchdog has warned the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) against retaining personal phone and internet data that has no relevance to national security investigations. The call comes as Australia's leading spy watchdog and the inspector general of intelligence and security, Vivienne Thom, gives insight to a parliamenta...

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Tackle terrorism with 'Baby: The Game' on your phone

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Akshay Kumar's espionage action thriller Baby now has an official mobile phone game. After Hrithik Roshan's Krrish, Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year, Rajinikanth's Kochadaiiyaan and Amitabh Bachchan's Bhootnath, mobile gamers will have another superhero in the games list on Android and iOS. Made by Vroovy, Baby: The Game will witness a unique first person sho...

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Joe Burns not keen on playing IPL

Brisbane, Jan 30 (IANS) Australia batsman Joe Burns said Friday that he is not keen on playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) and instead wants to focus on the longer format of the game. Test cricket is my priority and I am not too keen to go to the IPL, Burns was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia. He said playing Twenty20 cricket in India is very different from...

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