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Cheryl hated being pregnant

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Singer Cheryl says she hated the nine months before the arrival of her six months old son Bear. A lot of stuff went on and I just didn't enjoy it, Cheryl told thesun.co.uk. However, Cheryl is enjoying motherhood. (Being a parent) changes your life completely but in the most amazing way. But I've had the best six months of my life. Really. I hat...

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U-17 WC: Loew tracking U-17 team's performance, says Germany assistant coach

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Germany senior football team coach Joachim Loew is keeping a close eye on how the U-17 boys are performing in the World Cup here, the team's assistant coach Dennis Lamby said on Friday. Joachim Loew sent us a message as he is interested to know what we are doing in the World Cup now, Lamby, 33, told reporters on the sidelines of Germany's training session here.

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'Secret Superstar' mints over Rs 4 crore on opening day

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim starrer Secret Superstar minted Rs 4.80 crore on Diwali, the makers said. The Advait Chandan directorial, which released on Thursday, revolves around a teenager named Insiya (Zaira), who dreams of becoming a famous singer and how she changes her life and the lives of everyone around her. Aamir is playing the qui...

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Silver and Bronze for India in Worldskills competition

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) As the country plunged in festivity here, a team of individuals found a different brilliance at the shores in Abu Dhabi with the winning of a Silver and a Bronze medal at the 44th WorldSkills Competition, Ministry of Skill Development said in a statement on Friday. Mohit Dudeja won a Silver for Patisserie and Confectionery, and Kiran, a Bronze, for Prototype Mode...

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India, Russia tri-services exercise starts

Vladivostok (Russia), Oct 20 (IANS) The first India-Russia tri-services Exercise INDRA 2017 started here on Friday with a glittering opening ceremony, with display of traditional martial arts and folk dances by the Indian troops and a flypast by four fighter aircraft of Russian Federation Air Force. Indian Task Force Commander Maj. Gen. N.D. Prasad and Chief of Staff, Eastern Military Di...

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Jayarajan may be back in Cabinet as Vijayan mulls makeover

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is all set to re-induct his former No.2 in the Cabinet E.P. Jayarajan and also effect a makeover of his team. The decision reportedly follows his criticism by some Cabinet colleagues over the manner in which he handled the solar scam report, and to counter that he is said to be all set for a Cabinet reshuffle.

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India take on Pakistan with eye on final in Asia Cup

Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) India will aim to continue their good show as they face arch foes Pakistan in their last second-round clash with at least a point needed to guarantee their position in the final of the Hero Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Saturday. India have sailed through the tournament showcasing impressive form. They notched up three successive wins in the pool stage but the f...

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Real Madrid's Navas suffers abductor muscle injury

Madrid, Oct 20 (IANS) Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has suffered a muscle injury in the right hip's abductor, the Spanish football club announced on Friday. The La Liga defending champions confirmed the 30-year-old Costa Rica goalkeeper's injury in a statement posted on Real Madrid's official website, reports Efe. Following tests carried out on Keylor Navas, he has been dia...

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Strong US challenge for England in quarter-final

Panaji, Oct 20 (IANS) England will know all too well that they will have to put their best foot forward and sweep aside the frailties of the last game when they take on a powerful United States side in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup quarter-final here on Saturday. England won against Japan in a round of 16 game via penalty shootouts after failing to unlock their rivals' rigid defence in nin...

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Smriti Kalra 'just friends' with Shivin Narang

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actors Smriti Kalra and Shivin Narang, best known for Suvreen Guggal - Topper of the Year, have been romantically linked to each other. However, the former says the two of them are friends and dont feel anything beyond that for each other. Smriti and Shivin were seen as Suvreen and Yuvraj in Suvreen Guggal - Topper of the Year in 2012. Shivin later went on t...

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Obama decries 'politics of fear' on return to campaign trail

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Former US President Barack Obama has returned to the campaign trail for the first time since leaving the White House, urging Americans to reject the politics of division and fear seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership. Obama, 56, was speaking at a rally in New Jersey on Thursday to support Democratic candidate for Governor Phil Murphy, CNN reported...

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Playing as a team our trait: Brazil U-17 midfielder Alan

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) A day after Germany coach Christian Wueck had said that they will focus on their quarter-final opponents as a team and not individual players, Brazil midfielder Alan echoed the sentiment. Yes, it's definitely one of the traits of this team, Alan -- one of Brazil's most promising young players -- told FIFA on Thursday. And it's something that demonstrates t...

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Of Sindhis, patriarchy, mythology and love

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Take a close look at the Sindhi way of doing business; know the stories of women resisting the patriarchal rules of the society; go through an illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata that is sure to enthrall the new generation of readers; and flick through a modern love story, full of bumps and hurdles. These are the reads, IANS bookshelf has on offer for this w...

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Injury cuts short Australian Kyrgios' tennis season

Canberra, Oct 20 (IANS) Nick Kyrgios, Australia's top-ranked male tennis player, has announced an early end to his 2017 season due to a persistent hip injury. Kyrgios, currently ranked number 20 in the world by the Association of Tour Professionals (ATP), has endured shoulder, knee and hip injuries in 2017, contributing to a disrupted year where he failed to make it past the second round...

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Don't know if I'll become full-time actress in future: Zaira Wasim

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) All of 16, the star of Secret Superstar Zaira Wasim says she isn't sure if she wants to become a full-time actress when she grows up. After her Dangal act, Zaira has won praises galore for her role in her latest movie Secret Superstar, in which she is seen as an aspiring singer. Zaira, who comes from Kashmir, says she did not grow up watching Hindi films muc...

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Festive fervour grips nation on Diwali, less crackers in Delhi after SC ban

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The festive fervour gripped the nation on Thursday as people celebrated Diwali, often referred to as 'the festival of lights by lighting 'diyas (earthen lamps), paying obeisance to Goddess Lakshmi, distributing sweets, and well, bursting crackers. In Delhi, the cracker-bursting was relatively subdued as compared to previous years, thanks to a temporary ban impose...

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India crush Malaysia to sit on top of 2nd round in Asia Cup

Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in a second-round clash to take a big step towards qualification for the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship here on Thursday. Akashdeep Singh (15th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (19th), S.K. Uthappa (24th), Gurjant Singh (33rd), S.V. Sunil (40th) and Sardar Singh (60th) scored the goals for a ruthless India. India were already ...

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India, Russia to begin annual joint military exercise

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The India-Russia annual joint military exercises called INDRA is set to begin on Friday, officials said on Thursday. This year, all three services are involved in the 10-day exercises being conducted in Russia. The indigenously built Indian Naval ships INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt on Thursday reached Vladivostok Port. The rest of Indian contingent...

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Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) West Bengal on Thursday plunged into religious fervour with simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations. A light spell of rain failed to dampen the spirits as devotees geared up for double celebrations this year, with Diwali and Kali Puja falling on the same day. Durga Puja hangover had barely subsided when preparations for the twin dhamaka began.

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Proud of my struggle: Rannvijay Singha

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Actor Rannvijay Singha, who came into limelight after winning the first season of TV show MTV Roadies, says he feels proud of his struggle as an artist. I was 20 and I didn't have a portfolio and I use to travel by train. I had to struggle and I am proud of that. My wife boasts to her friends that I am a self-made man, Rannvijay said on TV show Splitsvilla X where h...

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