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'Tiger Zinda Hai' not political, only a human story: Director

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Tiger Zinda Hai, a film about two spies -- one Indian and the other Pakistani -- is largely a story about humanity, says its director Ali Abbas Zafar, who feels handling sensitive topics can be a double-edged sword these days. Even at the best of times, tackling a movie with Indian and Pakistani protagonists can be tricky. How did he handle it? The film i...

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James Arthur's acting ambition

London, Dec 12 (IANS) Singer James Arthur says he wants to become an actor, and isn't against the idea of being the next James Bond. I like a lot of British films like Shane Meadows (filmmaker) kind of stuff, I guess quite serious, gritty, like 'This Is England' kind of stuff (is what I'd like to do), mirror.co.uk quoted Arthur as saying. I don't suppose I'd be that versatile be...

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14% candidates in Gujarat face criminal charges: ADR

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) As many as 253 (14 per cent) candidates in the fray in Gujarat assembly polls have declared criminal cases against them, with three candidates facing charges related to murder, 17 related to attempt to murder, and four related to rape, an ADR-Gujarat Election Watch report said on Monday. Non-profit Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) along with Gujarat Elect...

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HC asks Centre, AAP government to coordinate for safe Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Centre, Aam Aadmi Party government in the national capital, Delhi Police, and civic bodies to work together in the fight to curb crime against women. A division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked authorities to coordinate on lighting up dark areas and installing CCTVs in vulnerable locatio...

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How NASA plans to bring back samples from Mars

Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) NASA has revealed how it plans to bring back Martian samples to Earth for the first time with the help of its next rover mission to the Red Planet, Mars 2020. After landing on Mars, a drill will capture rock cores, while a caching system with a miniature robotic arm will seal up these samples. Then, they will be deposited on the Martian surface for possible pick...

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Kharola takes charge as Air India CMD

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Senior bureaucrat Pradeep Singh Kharola on Monday took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India. The development comes after the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on November 28, 2017, named Kharola as the new CMD of Air India with a rank and pay of a Secretary in the central government. An 1985 batch IAS officer of the Ka...

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Golf: McLeod Russel Tour Championship to start on December 21

Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) : The McLeod Russel Tour Championship 2017, the PGTIs year-ending championship will kick off at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here from December 21 sans defending champion Thailand's Pariya Junhasavasdikul, who has now become a pilot. Pariya became the first foreign golfer to win the Championship last year driving home the overnight two-shot advantage with an...

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NASA's Kepler probe uses Google AI for latest discovery

Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) NASA has said its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope made its latest discovery using machine learning from Google. The discovery will be announced at a media teleconference on December 14, NASA said. Besides NASA scientists, Christopher Shallue, Senior Software Engineer at Google AI in Mountain View, California, will also attend the briefing. ...

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China opens criminal probe against top Communist official

Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) China's prosecutor announced on Monday the launch of a criminal investigation for corruption against Sun Zhengcai, a former senior official who, until his fall into disgrace, was considered a favourite for national leadership. Sun, former secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Chongqing region, is accused of accepting bribes and is subject to coercive m...

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'Promoted content can't sell the unsellable on social media'

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Social media has fast emerged as a market of its own where selling and buying are both easier and more practical. But there has been a slow and steady rise of promoted content on such platforms, where one can increase the reach of one's content manifold by simply advertising. In such a scenario, where start-ups run into existing big players with huge resources, has the ma...

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HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze

Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. S.V. Sunil (20th minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (54th, penalty corner) scored for the hosts who earned their second consecutive bronze medal in the HWL Final. Appel Mark, a go...

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HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze

Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze-medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. S.V. Sunil (20th minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (54th, penalty corner) scored for the hosts who earned their second consecutive bronze medal in the HWL Final. Appel Mark, a go...

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HWL Final: India overcome depleted Germany to pocket bronze

Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) India toiled hard for a 2-1 win over a depleted but resilient German side in the bronze-medal playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. S.V. Sunil (20th minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (54th, penalty corner) scored for the hosts who earned their second consecutive bronze medal in the HWL Final. Appel Mark, a go...

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Social dynamics prompt BJP to rake up Hindutva in Dabhoi

Vadodara, Dec 10 (IANS) Dabhoi, one of the 36 constituencies of Gujarat where Muslims can influence the results, appears to be a hard nut to crack for the BJP as the social dynamics and tradition of no repeat favours the Congress, prompting the saffron party to rake up anti-Muslim fervour in a bid to polarize the voters. Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Shailesh Mehta alias Sotta Bhai hi...

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Wasn't kicked out of Atomic Kitten: Kerry Katona

London, Dec 10 (IANS) Singer Kerry Katona claims that pop group Atomic Kitten is over for good but insists she wasn't kicked out. The singer, who was part of the band's original line-up but got replaced by Jenny Frost in 2001, was said to have been asked to leave after a drunken incident at a personal appearance last month. She had rejoined the group in 2012. It was reported she ...

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Learnt so much from Salman: Gavie Chahal

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Actor Gavie Chahal says working with superstar Salman Khan on Tiger Zinda Hai was an enriching experience. Tiger Zinda Hai is a sequel to the 2012 blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger. It also features actress Katrina Kaif. Gavie was in the first part as well as captain Abrar. Ek Tha Tiger centered on the life of a RAW agent (Salman), code-named Tiger, who falls in lov...

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Gujarat first phase polling likely to cross 70%

Gandhinagar, Dec 9 (IANS) Gujarat on Saturday held the first of its two-phase polling, registering 68 per cent voting, which is expected to cross 70 per cent -- similar to the 2012 figure. The election was peaceful, barring some incidents of skirmishes, while around 100 complaints of EVM malfunctioning were received. Till late in the evening, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Gujarat of...

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HWL Final: Australia crush depleted Germany to reach final

Bhubaneswar, Dec 9 (IANS) Defending champions Australia moved past a depleted German side 3-0 on Saturday to set-up a title clash against Olympic 2016 champions Argentina in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final here. Dylan Wotherspoon (42nd minute), Jeremy Hayward (48th) and Tom Wickham (60th) scored for the reigning world champions against Germany, who had Christopher, Martin Haner, Jul...

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Google remembers Homai Vyarawalla, India's 1st woman photojournalist

Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) Google on Saturday dedicated a special doodle acknowledging Homai Vyarawalla -- India's first woman photojournalist -- on her 104th birth anniversary. Vyarawalla, regarded as India's first lady of the lens, is known for her electric images of India's independence movement and candid shots of the likes of the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Ankushita's success: Boxing in northeast packs quite a punch

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Rising pugilist Ankushita Boro's gold medal feat at the recently concluded AIBA Youth World Championships has made her an overnight sensation, but not many are aware that the 17-year-old contemplated quitting the sport just a couple of years ago. Hailing from the nondescript Meghai Jarani village in Sonitpur district of central Assam, Ankushita recently captured t...

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