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Prof. Lalji Singh: A man of dreams, courage and commitment

Prof. Lalji Singh, who died after suffering a massive heart attack late on Monday night, worked single-handedly, without mincing any words, to present his vision of Indian biological sciences. He was a very straight-forward and to-the-point scientist, who would never gravitate to get his things done. Starting his career as a Group Leader at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology ...

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Vadra congratulates Rahul, says a proud moment for family

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra on Monday congratulated him on becoming the party chief and said it is the dawn of a new era and a proud moment for all in the family. My best wishes to @OfficeOfRG on becoming @INCIndia President, Vadra tweeted. He also uploaded a Facebook post on Twitter in which he said: Heartiest cong...

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Modi congratulates Rahul on 'election' as Congress President

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his political bete noire Rahul Gandhi on his election as the new Congress President and wished him a fruitful tenure. I congratulate Rahul Ji on his election as Congress President. My best wishes for a fruitful tenure, Modi tweeted. Modi has been regularly mocking Gandhi, calling his elevation to head ...

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Green becomes Asia's top golfer

Sentosa (Singapore), Dec 11 (IANS) Gavin Green made history by becoming the first Malaysian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit after an intense 12-month battle with several of the regions best golfers. Green's accomplishment is a watershed moment in Malaysia's golfing history as no player from the country has ever come close to laying claim to being Asia's top golfer. With his ...

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Hope 'Counterfeit Kunkoo' ignites debate on marital rape: Director

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Filmmaker Reema Sengupta, whose short film Counterfeit Kunkoo will have its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, says she wants the movie to start a dialogue around housing discrimination and marital rape. The film, written, directed and edited by Sengupta, is the official selection in the International Narrative Shorts competition at the fest, whic...

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Movies best medium to educate children: Raveena Tandon

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon believes films can be a learning experience for children. Raveena, who who was here for the inauguration of the third edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) on Monday, said in a statement: It is something that is to be very proud of that there is a film festival, that is only and wholly for children. I ...

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I am not God of football: Maradona

Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona on Monday said he is not the God of football but a normal footballer. I am not God of football, I am just a simple footballer, Maradona said at a charity function here. The 1986 World Cup hero arrived is in the city on Sunday evening on a three-day visit. Maradona gave away financial aid and fruits to 11 can...

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Uber PREMIER service now arrives in Hyderabad, Vizag

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Ride-sharing company Uber on Monday announced the launch of its PREMIER service in Hyderabad and Vizag. PREMIER has enhanced the core experience of ridesharing, one that's as good as a rider's personal car. We will continue to listen to our riders and driver partners and work towards making Uber a preferred choice of commute. Shailesh Sawlani, General Manager-Wes...

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Deepika has the aura to carry historical roles: Madhuri

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Bollywood beauty Madhuri Dixit feels that among the current crop of actresses, Deepika Padukone -- who will next be seen in the controversial period drama Padmavati -- has an aura best suited for historical characters. Madhuri was at the red carpet of the Lux Golden Rose Awards here on Sunday night when she was asked about the actress she finds the most beautiful.

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Hockey has less commercial moments: Sandeep Singh

Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh feels in comparison to cricket, hockey has less commercial moments. Singh says due to the introduction of new rules every year, the general public sometimes doesn't understand hockey. Hockey has less commercial moments. What happens in cricket is that when you play a ball, the scene is replayed with focus on the...

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Messi best, not Ronaldo: Rakitic

Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) FC Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic feels Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, denying the latter's claim that he is the best footballer. Ronaldo, who plays for Barcelona's arch-rivals Real Madrid, bagged his fifth Ballon d'Or this week -- drawing level with Messi in the process -- and later told France Football that he believes he's the greate...

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Dilip Kumar turns 95, B-Town prays for his long life

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) From Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan to younger talent like Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Deshmukh -- celebrities from the film world on Monday wished the legendary Dilip Kumar good health and a long life on his 95th birthday. Dilip Kumar debuted as an actor in Jwar Bhata. His career has spanned over six decades and over 65 films. He was later seen in films like An...

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India ranks 109 in mobile internet speed: Ookla

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India is ranked 109th in the mobile internet speed and 76th for fixed broadband speed globally, which is a 15 per cent increase, according to data from Ooklas November Speedtest Global Index. At the start of 2017, the average mobile download speed in India was 7.65 Mbps. Heading into the end of the year, average mobile download speed is 8.80 Mbps as of November. ...

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Enid Blyton's adventures get even more mouth-watering

Book: Jolly Good Food; Author: Allegra McEvedy; Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; Price: Rs. 799; Pages: 133 Enid Blyton knew her mysteries. She also knew her muffins and meringues. In Jolly Good Food, Allegra McEvedy -- chef, author and also co-founder of healthy fast food chain Leon -- decodes the quintessential and mouth-watering treats littered in Blyton's classic mystery s...

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Bhai Boolchand, the unsung Indian who launched trade with Ghana

Accra, Dec 11 (IANS) Not much is known about him, but it has now emerged that trade relations between Ghana and India were started by Bhai Boolchand, the first Indian to arrive in the Gold Coast -- Ghana's colonial name -- in 1890. That's some 67 years before the British colonial government granted the country independence, research by the Indian Association of Ghana has found. As far as...

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Google Doodle honours German physicist Max Born

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 135th birth anniversary of German physicist and mathematician Max Born who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his contribution to the field of quantum mechanics. An atom is the smallest unit of matter and quantum mechanics studies matter at this incredibly granular level, leading to the invention of personal computers, lase...

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HWL Final: Australia beat Argentina to clinch title

Bhubaneswar, Dec 10 (IANS) Drag-flicker Blake Govers struck two minutes from time as defending champions Australia edged past Argentina 2-1 to win the title in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. Govers struck to the left of Argentine goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi in the 58th minute after Australia saw Jeremy Hayward's penalty corner conversion in the 17t...

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Baseer Ali, Naina Singh win 'Splitsvilla X'

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Baseer Ali and Naina Singh on Sunday emerged as the winners of dating reality TV show Splitsvilla X. In the tenth season, Baseer partnered with Naina to fight the last battle against his best friends and contenders Priyank Sharma and Divya Aggarwal. With a renewed take on the concept of dating and love, Splitsvilla X -- themed 'Catch Your Match' -- was all a...

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1st ODI: Rohit blames batsmen for India's defeat

Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) India captain Rohit Sharma blamed poor batting for the humiliating seven-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday. The Indian batsmen put up with a pathetic show to be dismissed for a lowly total of 112 runs. Only three Indian batsmen -- Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya -- managed to reach ...

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Perera praises Sri Lankan bowlers after win

Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera heaped praise on his bowlers after their seven-wicket win over India in the first One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday. After opting to field, Sri Lanka rode on career best figures of 4/13 from pacer Suranga Lakmal to restrict India to a lowly total of 112 runs. Fellow pacer Nuwan Pradeep returned figures of 2/37 wh...

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