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Cindy Crawford's son wants to go back to college

Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Supermodel Cindy Crawford's son Presley Gerber says he wants to go back to college. It is not looking like I'm going to be heading there any time soon but it is definitely still in the back of my mind somewhere. I wanted to go for a minute and then I just started working. And now I'm having so much fun, it's like: Don't fix it if it's not broken, Gerber told pe...

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I'm Muslim, want to live with husband, Hadiya tells SC

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Kerala woman Akhila Asokan, alias Hadiya who is in the midst of a 'love jihad' controversy, has told the Supreme Court that she is a Muslim now and wants to live with her husband Shafin Jahan -- with whom her marriage was annulled by the Kerala High Court. In an affidavit before the top court, Hadiya said after converting to Islam I am a Muslim and I want to cont...

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People with heavy thighs unlikely to become diabetic: Study

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Tuesday said the hospital, along with Motilal Nehru Medical College of Allahabad, has discovered a simple and cost-effective screening tool to identify people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes. This retrospective analysis done on 1,055 patients...at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital from March 2013 to September 2016 has found that bigger the thighs, ...

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Allied business, low crop waste can double farmers' income: PM

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reiterated that the income of Indian farmers can be doubled if revenue from allied sectors is generated and crop waste losses reduced, besides increase in farm yield. Our government is working on four aspects to double farmers' income -- reducing input cost, ensuring remunerative prices for produce, reducing losses due to w...

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Suchitra Pillai's 'The Valley' gets India release date

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actress Suchitra Pillai's award-winning American film The Valley will be releasing in India on March 2. Produced by Wavefront Productions and helmed by Saila Kariat, The Valley, also starring Alyy Khan, brings out an important message on depression. It follows a distraught father as he searches for answers after his college-age daughter's suicide. The fi...

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Vaccination certificate soon to be must for school admission in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 20 (IANS) The Kerala cabinet on Tuesday approved a draft Medical Policy which necessitates all students seeking admission must produce a vaccination card, said state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja. Sharing the draft with the media, she said that the new policy would revitalise the health sector. Shailaja said among the other major highlights in the draft po...

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I might not take up more acting gigs: Kenny Sebastian

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Comedian Kenny Sebastian says acting in web series Die Trying was a huge learning experience, but he might not take up more acting gigs. It was a huge learning experience to be an actor on this show. I went through acting classes to make sure I delivered as an actor on set. I might not take up more acting gigs unless the parts are too amazing to reject. My dream is ...

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Eminent cardiologist B.K. Goyal passes away

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Renowned cardiologist B.K. Goyal passed away here on Tuesday following cardiac arrest, a family member said. He was 82. He collapsed at his home in Malabar Hill on Tuesday morning and was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital where he was declared dead. He is survived by his son Rahul Goyal, and three daughters -- Sandhya Mittersain, Alka Jhunjhunwala and Vars...

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Taking the dog for a walk can help older adults live longer

London, Feb 20 (IANS) Even a few minutes of light exercise daily, such as gentle gardening or taking the dog for a walk, can help the elderly live longer, suggests new research. (The) results suggest that all activities, however modest, are beneficial. The finding that (low intensity physical activity) is associated with lower risk of mortality is especially important among older men, as...

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Son of former Pakistani cricketer commits suicide

Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Pakistani cricketer Aamer Hanif's son has committed suicide by hanging himself over non-selection in an Under-19 cricket team. Mohammad Zaryab, who was a first-year college student and Hanif's oldest son, killed himself on Monday. According to Hanif, who represented Pakistan in five ODIs during the 1990s, his son was upset after he was declared too...

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Four of marriage party killed in Patna road accident

Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) At least four members of a marriage party were killed on Monday night near here as the bus carrying them overturned after driver lost control over the vehicle, police said. According to district police officials, more than two dozen members of the marriage party received injuries. They have been admitted to the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital here. The ...

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Meghalaya's UDP promises free education till graduation to poor children

Shillong, Feb 19 (IANS) Meghalaya's main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) on Monday promised to provide free education to children hailing from Below Poverty Line families up to graduate level, if voted to power in the February 27 assembly elections. It also promised to replicate cable cars like those on the Blue Mountain in Australia's Sydney and cable bogies as in Nainital for ...

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Karnataka needs government with 'mission', not for 'commission': Modi

Mysuru, Feb 19 (IANS) Attacking the Congress government in Karnataka as a commission government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the welfare of the people was never its priority and the state needs a government with mission under the BJP to ensure all-round development. Addressing a public rally in the city, the Prime Minister said as long as there was a Congress government i...

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Pandit new Indian Naval Academy chief

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Vice Admiral R.B. Pandit on Monday took over as the Commandant of the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. Pandit, whose last assignment was the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet at Mumbai, was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral on Monday before he took charge as the sixth Commandant of the Academy. An anti-submarine warfare expert, he has commanded INS ...

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Haryana to hold student union elections this year

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) The Haryana government announced on Monday that student union elections in universities and colleges will be held this year. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that student union elections will be conducted in the academic session 2018-19 by September this year. Officer on Special Duty to Chief Minister Bhupinder said that the Chief Minister has tak...

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Irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion India is one: Naidu

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that we should be proud of being Indian and there is a requirement to stop thinking on the lines of caste, creed, sex and religion. Naidu, who was here for the platinum jubilee celebrations of R. A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics, also said that problems in the country arise only when people create divisions.<...

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Five students killed in Maharashtra road accident

Kolhapur (Maharashtra), Feb 19 (IANS) At least five college students were crushed to death and another 26 injured when a truck they were travelling in turned turtle early on Monday, police said. The students were among a group of 40 others, who were travelling from Panhala Fort on the outskirts of Kolhapur to Sangli when the accident occurred near Nagaon village on the Pune-Bengaluru Hig...

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Reliance to launch 4th Industrial Revolution from Maharashtra: Mukesh Ambani

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) In a bonanza for Maharashtra, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Sunday announced plans to launch the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' in the state with an investment of Rs 60,000 crore and collaboration of over 20 global conglomerates. He said that the initiative will take forward the flagship Jio Movement with the ambitious new plan for a New India and Ne...

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Canadian college partners with Indian institutes

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) A Canadian college on Sunday announced long-term collaboration with universities and institutions of higher education in India. Seneca College has joined hands with the National Institute for Financial Management (NIFM), IILM Institute for Higher Education, Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research (TIMSR), Punjab Technical University (PTU), Administrat...

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Kashmiri actor on growing up in 'politically unstable state'

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Kuch Bheege Alfaaz actor Zain Khan Durrani, a Kashmiri by birth, says the worst part about growing up in a tumultuous and politically unstable state is that you insidiously get used to the violence around. He made a strong impact in Onir's latest directorial Kuch Bheege Alfaaz as a poetic romantic dreamer RJ with a guilty secret. Where does this intensity on...

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