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Aaron Carter wants to help young stars navigate fame

Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Singer Aaron Carter says he is taking steps to help strengthen laws affecting child stars in Hollywood. Carter shot to stardom at the age of 10. Last year, he was arrested for DUI and drug possession, and went to rehab. One of my things that I wanted to do and one of the things I'm still striving to do is to create a new law, etonline.com quoted Carter...

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Undo injustice, BJP ally Naidu tells Centre

Amaravati, Feb 17 (IANS) TDP President and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday reiterated that the Centre should undo the injustice meted out to his state in the Union Budget 2018-19. Ruling out any compromise on the state's interests, he declared that he is ready to make any sacrifice. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should fulfil all commitments ...

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Stage set for 'Magnetic Maharashtra', PM to inaugurate

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) The stage is set for the ambitious three-day long Magnetic Maharashtra: Convergence 2018 conclave which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday, officials said. After inaugurating the state's first-ever Global Investors Summit at the MMRDA Grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Modi will interact with corporate chiefs during high tea along...

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Tripura polls: EC appoints Special Observer, all borders sealed

Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) Hours before Sunday's assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura, the Election Commission has appointed a Special Observer while the authorities have sealed the international and inter-state borders with Tripura. Tripura Police 'pushed back' an Assam minister from Tripura for violating election rule. Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Sriram Taranikanti said th...

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Goal machine Batshuayi proves both curse and blessing for Dortmund

Berlin, Feb 17 (IANS) Michy Batshuayi is both a curse and a blessing for Borussia Dortmund. While the Belgian striker makes the German football club happy with his tremendous record of five goals in three games, this stunning success will most likely lead to his immediate farewell in only a few months. Thousands of fans quickly fell in love with him after the 24-year-old joined the club ...

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'Make Nirav Modi RBI Governor': Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Taunting ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said absconding scamster Nirav Modi should be made Reserve Bank of India Governor to finish off the country. Referring to the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud which came to light this week, the Sena said it is clear that Nirav Modi and his family had fled the country early last month. How...

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Attacks out of proportion: Oxfam chief

London, Feb 17 (IANS) Oxfam's Chief Executive, Mark Goldring, has said the scale and intensity of the criticism against the British charity in the wake of claims that its workers used prostitutes in Haiti, were out of proportion to its level of culpability. In an interview with the Guardian, Goldring on Friday repeated his apology for Oxfam's failings and acknowledged that major reforms ...

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Essential Phone with built-in Amazon Alexa launched

San Francisco, Feb 17 (IANS) A new variant of Essential Phone has been launched with built-in Alexa (Amazon's virtual personal assistant), offering an alternative to Google Assistant that is already available on all other variants. Just one day after unveiling three fresh colour variants of the Essential Phone, the company announced yet another new version of the handset. Called 'Halo Gr...

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Brazil coach Tite reveals likely World Cup starting lineup

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 17 (IANS) Brazil coach Tite said that he has already chosen his preferred starting lineup for this year's World Cup in Russia. But eight of the 23 places in his squad for the June 14 to July 15 tournament remain open, the 56-year-old said in an interview with Brazilian news service Uol on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency. Barring injury, the starting eleven...

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ISL: Pune halts Bengaluru's record run

Bengaluru, Feb 17 (IANS) FC Pune City stopped Bengaluru FC from registering a record run of six consecutive victories in the Indian Super League as they settled for a 1-1 draw at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Friday. Bengaluru FC had matched Chennaiyin FC's five-match winning run of 2 015 and were a match away from creating a record of their own. However, Sarthak Golui's ...

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Congress attacks PM on PNB scam, calls it 'biggest bank loot'

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday continued its attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, claiming that the PNB fraud of over Rs 11,000 crore was India's biggest bank loot scam and has got bigger to touch Rs 21,306 crore. The party also asked why Modi was silent on the issue and how did the agencies permit billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi and ot...

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Another Bengal Police officer arrested in extortion case

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) West Bengal CID on Friday arrested one more state police official in relation with the extortion case in West Midnapore district's Daspur, a senior CID official said. Two police officers including an Inspector and a Sub-Inspector from the same district have already been arrested by the CID in this case. CID team arrested Assistant Sub-Inspector Debasish Das...

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Disclosure of sources of income must for contesting polls: SC

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed that all those contesting elections must disclose their sources of income, including those of their spouse and dependent children, as voters have a fundamental right to know relevant information about the candidates. In a landmark judgement, a division bench Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer said every candida...

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No instruction to PNB to meet commitments under LoU: RBI

Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday denied having sent any instruction to Punjab National Bank (PNB), which detected a $1.8 billion fraud, to meet its commitments under the Letter of Undertaking (LOU) to other banks. There have been reports in the media that in the wake of fraud involving a sum of $1.77 billion that has surfaced in PNB, the RBI has directed PN...

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PM to inaugurate India's largest container terminal in Mumbai

Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country's largest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust here on Sunday, an official said on Friday. The JNPT's Fourth Container Terminal (FCT)'s Phase I has been completed in a record time at a cost of Rs 4,719 crore and is expected to boost container trade and logistics in a big way. In October 20...

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Central government to promote tourism via digital, social media: Official

Lucknow, Feb 16 (IANS) Buoyed by the steep rise in the number of foreign tourist arrivals (FTA) in the country last year, the Union Tourism Ministry will be aggressively marketing domestic religious circuits and adventure tourism through digital and social media, an official said on Friday. Interacting with the media in the state capital after reviewing the tourism growth and projects in...

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WhatsApp payment public launch only after meeting all norms: NPCI

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Clearing the air on the issue of lack of fair play in allowing WhatsApp to test a payment feature in India, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Friday said that the full scale public launch of the feature will be permitted only after the Facebook-owned platform meets all the required norms. Currently, NPCI has given its consent to roll out WhatsA...

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Congress attacks PM on PNB scam, calls it 'biggest bank loot'

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Congress on Friday continued its belligerent attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that the PNB fraud of over Rs 11,000 crore was India's biggest bank loot scam and has got bigger to touch Rs 21,306 crore. The party asked why the government was silent on the issue and how did it and the agencies permit billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi, his...

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ISL: Kerala aim to stay alive with win over NorthEast

Guwahati, Feb 16 (IANS) Kerala Blasters will have their work cut out when they take on laggards NorthEast United in an Indian Super League match at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday. Kerala Blasters have a fighting chance of qualifying for the semi-finals with 21 points from 15 matches. They must win all their three remaining matches to have a chance of qualifyi...

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Plunkett ruled out of England's T20I, ODI series

London, Feb 16 (IANS) England pacer Liam Plunkett was on Friday ruled out of the remainder of their Twenty20 tri-series against New Zealand and Australia with a hamstring injury. According to a BBC report, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) also ruled out Plunkett from the one-day internationals against New Zealand, starting on February 25. Plunkett, who had already missed...

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