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England bowled out for 400

Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) England were bowled out for 400 runs in their first innings on the second day of the fourth cricket Test match against India here on Friday. A resilient Jos Buttler (76) guided them to mark at the Wankhede Stadium post lunch. He was given company by Jake Ball. They put on 54 runs for the ninth wicket. Resuming at their overnight score of 288/5, Buttler struck...

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S.Korean parliament begins vote to impeach President

Seoul, Dec 9 (IANS) South Korean lawmakers on Friday began a historic vote on a bill to impeach embattled President Park Geun-hye for a corruption scandal involving her longtime confidante. After a short speech by a legislator to explain the impeachment proposal, 300 lawmakers moved to vote on the motion moved by opposition and independent lawmakers last Saturday, Xinhua news agency repo...

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Heavy drinking during youth can disrupt brain development

London, Dec 9 (IANS) Excessive alcohol use during adolescence can disrupt the development of brain and increase risk of substance use disorder later in life, a study says. The maturation of the brain is still ongoing in adolescence, and especially the frontal areas and the cingulate cortex develop until the twenties. Our findings strongly indicate that heavy alcohol use may disrupt this ...

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Cash crunch to dampen merry-making in Himachal's icy heights

Keylong (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 9 (IANS) Locals in this landlocked town and nearby villages in the picturesque Lahaul Valley, known worldwide for growing virus-free seed potatoes, are worried. They say the demonetisation of high-value currency has made them cashless, literally. This means the cash crunch may dampen their spirit of celebrations, gambling, knitting, drinking and making mer...

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Aditya Chopra taught me to love movies: Karan Johar

Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has praised Aditya Chopra and says it was the Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge director who taught him to love the movies. Karan on Friday praised Chopra's directorial Befikre, which released on Friday and says the film will be a game changer. Aditya Chopra taught me to love the movies and I can't wait to absolutely love his (films). This o...

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BookMyShow upgrades its app to ease user experience

Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow on Friday rolled out the newly designed and improved version of its app to ease user experience. Users can now choose their preferred movie by filtering either by language or by cinema. In addition to the default English option, users will also be able to discover entertainment options in Tamil, Telugu, Hind...

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Dinosaur tail discovered trapped in Myanmar amber

Nay Pyi Taw, Dec 9 (IANS) In one-of-a-kind discovery, a tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber in Myanmar, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated earth for more than 160 million years, a media reported on Friday. Described in the journal Current Biology, the examination of the specimen suggests the tail was chestnut brown on top an...

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Six tips on men's make-up

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Men are no longer shying away from make-up and grooming products to conceal their blemishes, dark circles or oily shine. Follow six steps to look good and feel confident, says a make-up expert. Make-up artist Vidya Tikari suggests how: * A neat shave and a clean skin is way to start before you begin your make-up regime. Wash your face with luke warm water ...

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People stage road blockade in Hyderabad over cash crunch

Hyderabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Protesting the severe cash crunch, people on Friday staged a road blockade in busy Toli Chowki area here, leading to massive traffic jam on the old Mumbai highway. The protest began at State Bank of India's Toli Chowki branch as account holders raised an objection when the bank officials refused to give more than Rs 2,000. People including women waiting in...

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Four killed in Bengal accident

Kolkata, Dec 9 (IANS) Four persons were killed and another severely injured in a road accident in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Friday morning, police said. Four passengers died on the spot when their car rammed into a stationary truck near Marishda at around 2.10 a.m., a police officer said. According to the officer, the car was going from Ramnagar in East Midnapore t...

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Bangladesh PM likely to inaugurate memorial park in Tripura

Agartala, Dec 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina likely to inaugurate the Bharat-Bangladesh Maitri Udyan being built over 20 hectares in Chottakhola in southern Tripura to commemorate the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, a Tripura minister said on Friday. In unofficial talks in Dhaka, while talking to some Tripura's political leaders, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ...

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'Super Mario' comes to life in smartphone market

New York, Dec 9 (IANS) Video game publisher Nintendo is soon launching Super Mario Run -- its first smartphone game -- for the iPhone. According to a report in USA Today on Thursday that quoted Shigeru Miyamoto, the famed game designer who brought Mario and other Nintendo icons to life, the original idea was sparked by concerns Super Mario games were becoming too complex for a segment of...

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Rishi thanks Gauri Khan for 'beautifully' doing Ranbir's home

Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has thanked Gauri Khan, entrepreneur and wife of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, for turning actor Ranbir Kapoor's house to a home. Rishi on Thursday took to Twitter to share that he and his actress-wife Neetu Singh are overwhelmed by the way Gauri has designed their son's home. Vastu Wonderful! Gauri Khan! You have made a home...

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Shah Rukh to sport three looks in 'Raees'

Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Costume designer Sheetal Sharma, who has done the look for Shah Rukh Khan for his film Raees says that the superstar will be seen in three different looks in the film. The story of the film starts from a normal boy from small town to becoming a big person so you all will see that transformation in his looks. There are three different phases of his life and w...

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Big B wishes Shatrughan Sinha on 71st birthday

Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wished actor and close friend Shatrughan Sinha on his 71st birthday on Friday. Amitabh on Friday took to Twitter to wish the BJP MP and actor, a year full of happiness and prosperity Shatrughan Sinha birthday greetings for the 9th! happiness and prosperity! Laughter the best possession, Big B tweeted. Amitabh an...

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Dressing your baby in winter? Take a few basic steps

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) A babys skin is delicate and sensitive and also loses moisture upto 5 times faster as compared to adult skin, making it more dry and vulnerable to damage in winter season. Hence, the utmost need for moisturisation is more important for your baby along with a few other precautions. Here are a few winter skin care tips from Uday Ananth Pai, Past-President of India...

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107 trains running late due to fog

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) At least 107 trains were running behind schedule and four were cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India on Friday morning, railway officials said here. At least 107 trains were running behind the schedule due to the dense fog, a Northern Railway official told IANS. The 12281 Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express was running 24 hours behind the ...

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Look Sabha disrupted again

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was disrupted again on Friday over the issue of demonetisation. The house witnessed two adjournments even before noon. The house was first adjourned till 11.30 a.m. minute after it met on Friday as Opposition created ruckus once again. The Opposition has been demanding a debate on the issue of demonetisation with voting. At 11.30 a.m....

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Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till noon on Friday as the Opposition criticised the government for reducing import duty on wheat to zero per cent. Sitaram Yechury of the CPI (M) raised the issue which was supported by the Congress, the Bahujan Samaj Party and others. Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien asked the members to maintain silence and let the house functio...

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Manmohan, Congress leaders greet Sonia on her birthday

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and several senior Congress leaders on Friday greeted party President Sonia Gandhi on her 70th birthday and wished for her a long life. Manmohan Singh arrived at Sonia Gandhi's residence to greet her. Senior party leaders who arrived at Gandhi's residence included Moti Lal Vora, Digvijaya Singh, Mallikarjun Kharge, P. C...

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