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HCL Foundation's sports meet held

Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Over 350 children participated in HCL Foundation's first national sports meet 'Sports for Change' here on Saturday. Union Minister of State for Culture, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mahesh Sharma felicitated the winners. The meet hosted teams from South Zone (Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Madurai) and North Zone (NCR, Lucknow) in the following events: Trac...

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NIA officials record Hadiya's statement

Kottayam, Nov 18 (IANS) A team of investigators attached to the Kochi unit of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday recorded statements of 24-year-old Hadiya, a Hindu woman, who converted to Islam. Hadiya alias Akhila had embraced Islam last year and married Shafin Jahan. The marriage had been challenged in the high court by Hadiya's father, who also alleged that he...

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Can't take law in your hands: Arbaaz

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Expressing his thoughts on the Padmavati controversy, actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decides which film is proper for public consumption, so people should let them decide first, and not take the law into their own hands. While promoting his forthcoming film Tera Intezaar here on Friday, Arbaaz was asked about cont...

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First Test: Sri Lanka score 165/4, trail India by 7 runs on Day 3

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Angelo Mathews (52) and Lahiru Thirimanne (51) helped Sri Lanka post 165/4 and trail India by only seven runs at stumps on the third day of the first cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. India pacer Umesh Yadav took two wickets to get rid of the pair who stitched together a 99-run stand for the third wicket. At the close of play, skipper and birthday ...

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First Test: India vs Sri Lanka Day 3 scoreboard

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard on Day-3 of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. India 1st Innings: Lokesh Rahul c Niroshan Dickwella b Suranga Lakmal 0 Shikhar Dhawan b Suranga Lakmal 8 Cheteshwar Pujara b Lahiru Gamage 52 Virat Kohli lbw b Suranga Lakmal 0 Ajinkya Rahane c Nir...

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Moody's upgrade cheers equities, but weekly gains muted

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Riding on a sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds by US credit rating agency Moody's and bargain hunting by investors, the key Indian equity indices closed Friday's trade on a higher note. However, on a week-on-week comparison, the overall sentiment in the markets remained flat on the back of weak domestic macro-data, along with geo-political te...

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Human Ken Doll to play Danish Prince in Bollywood film

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves says he will be seen as a Danish Prince in a Bollywood film. The 34-year-old TV personality told dailymail.co.uk: My trip started first in New Delhi where I filmed for three days. The main reason of my trip to India is the Bollywood movie that I am part of. It is a huge production with lots of people involved, and music and dancing. <...

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Would love to work with Sunny: Arbaaz Khan

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor Arbaaz Khan, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Tera Intezaar along with Sunny Leone, says that he would love to work with the actress again. In one of the earlier interviews, Arbaaz confirmed that the shoot for Dabbang 3 will begin by the middle of next year. Asked whether he will take his co-star Sunny in his upcoming film, Arbaaz...

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Patidars to hold rally in support of Hardik despite denial of permission

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Ignoring denial of permission by the authorities, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) is determined to go ahead with its mega rally in Mansa town here on Saturday evening to demonstrate the community's support to young leader Hardik Patel, despite the 'sex CDs' on him, - in a big worry for the ruling BJP. PAAS leader Hardik Patel has said that in spite of ...

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Three held guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) All three accused in the sensational rape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi in July 2016, have been found guilty by a special court here on Saturday. Vijayalaxmi Khopade, the lawyer for one of the accused, said that the verdict was delivered by Ahmednagar District and Sessions Judge Suvarna Keole under the Protection of Children from Sexu...

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Patidar leaders give Congress 24-hour ultimatum on reservation issue

Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders have given the Congress party a 24-hour deadline to declare their stand on the reservation status for the community. As the Congress leaders are under pressure and busy over selection of candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections, there seems to be trouble brewing as the PAAS convenors, who had been called to New ...

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Paris 2024 unveils 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Week dates

Paris, Nov 18 (IANS) Paris 2024 has unveiled the dates of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Week for youngsters, the first major event of formal Paris 2024 Organizing Committee. The 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Week will run between January 27 and February 3, following a successful inaugural edition in 2017, it was announced on Friday. For children of all ages across France, the Wee...

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I knew he was sleazy: Affleck on Weinstein

Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck says he knew that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who is in the midst of a sexual misconduct scandal, was sleazy. I knew (Weinstein) was sleazy and kind of a bully, but unfortunately, that wasn't that uncommon, Affleck said on the Today show on Friday, reports variety.com. He explained that, as a 24-year-old newcomer to ...

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I'm very happy being behind the camera: Jason Hall

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Jason Hall started his career in showbiz as an actor and then went on to write and produce films. Now, he will be making his directorial debut with Thank You For Your Service. The filmmaker says he feels qualified for his new role and has no aspiration to come in front of the camera. I'm thrilled to have been given the opportunity to bring this story to the scree...

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India skittled out for 172 in 1st innings

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and pacer Lahiru Gamage shared two wickets each as India were skittled out for 172 in their first innings at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. For the hosts, in-form top order batsman Chesteshwar Pujara top-scored with 52 while Wriddhiman Saha contributed 29 as fast bowler Suranga L...

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Rain improves Delhi's air

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The air quality in the National Capital Region improved on Saturday to the poor level following overnight rain as the concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. Another government department, however, placed the air quality at moderate. The major pollutant, PM2.5, or particles with diameter less than 2.5 micro meter, was recorded at 288 units. The Centra...

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Russia casts latest UN veto, blocking Syria chemical weapons probe

United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) Russia has vetoed for the second time in 24 hours to block a UN Security Council resolution to re-authorise an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, media reports said on Saturday. Friday night's development was the third veto of an extension for the chemical weapons investigators in the past month, reports CNN. After Russia vetoe...

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Australia recall stumper Paine for opening two Ashes Tests

Sydney, Nov 17 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday raised a few eyebrows by recalling wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine after a seven-year absence from Test cricket for the first two Ashes Tests against England in Brisbane and Adelaide. The 32-year-old Paine's shock inclusion comes as opener Cameron Bancroft was also named in the 13-man squad along with veteran batsman Shaun Marsh. <...

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'Kadvi Hawa' not an art film: Ranvir Shorey

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Ranvir Shorey says that his forthcoming movie Kadvi Hawa, which deals with the issue of climate change, is not an art film. It's not an art film or a documentary on climate change. It is an entertaining film and is engaging. It is not a masala film or comedy, but that does not mean there are no comic moments. It is a wholesome entertainer, Ranvir told repor...

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Asia-Pacific countries look to collaboratively develop satellites

Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the national space agencies of the Asia-Pacific region are looking towards collaboratively developing small and cube satellites, a senior Indian space official said on Friday. Heads of space agencies from 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific Region along with various government bodies had come together for the 24th session of the As...

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