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Unfortunate that film's budget depends on star not script: Nitesh Tiwari

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Dangal fame director Nitesh Tiwari, who has worked with A-list actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, says the trend of deciding a film's budget on the basis of the star rather than a script is an unfortunate scenario. It is an unfortunate scenario in our country that the film's budget is decided not on the basis of the script but on the basis of ...

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Liverpool stopped playing in second half, fumes coach Klopp

Seville, Nov 22 (IANS) Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp feels they stopped playing football in the second half, helping Sevilla to comeback from being three goals down to draw 3-3 in a Champions League group stage clash. It's a very good first half and not that good second half, Klopp was quoted as saying by BT Sport after the match on Tuesday night. We stopped playing football ...

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No direction from I&B Ministry yet on 'S Durga': IFFI Director

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) IFFI Director Sunit Tandon on Wednesday said there was no direction yet from the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry on the screening of Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's film S Durga at the festival, as ordered by the Kerala High Court on Tuesday. In a dramatic moment on the sidelines of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is underway in Pana...

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Besiktas reach first Champions knockout stage in 31 years

Madrid, Nov 22 (IANS) Turkish football club Besiktas punched their tickets for the UEFA Champions League knockout stage for the first time in 31 years, thanks to a 1-1 draw with Porto. Besiktas and Real Madrid joined Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, who came into the fifth match day having already secured their places in the round of 16, reports ...

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Additi Gupta enjoys local food in Agra

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) TV actress Additi Gupta, known for shows like Qubool Hai, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil and Ishqbaaaz, is loving local food in Agra, where she is currently on a holiday. I'm on no diet, as I am enjoying the famous Agra food, specifically bedai (sometimes spelt berahi). It is a fried, puffy bread, much like kachori, served with a bowl of spicy green sabzi dotted with chun...

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Sevilla mount stunning comeback in draw with Liverpool

Madrid, Nov 22 (IANS) Sevilla came back from 0-3 down at half-time to claim a 3-3 draw with Liverpool in a thrilling game of football which leaves both sides with their options intact to reach the last 16 of the Champions League. The 1-1 draw between Spartak Moscow and Maribor earlier on Tuesday means that if Liverpool avoid defeat to Moscow in the last group game and Sevilla take a poin...

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Real Madrid thrash Cypriot champions Apoel 6-0

Nicosia (Cyprus), Nov 22 (IANS) Reigning European Champions Real Madrid made an impressive appearance scoring six goals over Cypriot football champions Apoel in their Group H European Champions return match. The Cypriot team withstood Real's pressing up to the 23rd minute when Luka Modric scored the first goal on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency. Karim Benzema scored twice in ...

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Tottenham beat Dortmund 2-1 in UEFA Champions League

Berlin, Nov 22 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund crashed out of Europe's elite football competition after losing 1-2 to Tottenham Hotspur in the fifth round of the Champions League group stage. Borussia failed to protect their one-goal lead until the end of the clash as Tottenham bounced back on two second-half goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son to seal Dortmund's exit from the Champions Lea...

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Foreigners in ISL can learn from Indians: Ex-Kerala coach Phelan

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Former Kerala Blasters coach Terry Phelan feels that foreign footballers in the Indian Super League (ISL) can learn a lot from Indian players both on and off the field. Phelan, who played 42 internationals for Ireland as a defender, believes the ISL should be more about the national players than the foreign marquee footballers. Foreign players can learn f...

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IFFI, Indian Panorama must be beyond politics: Ruchi Narain

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Film director and screenplay writer Ruchi Narain, a jury member of the Indian Panorama of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IIFI), says negativity around the gala -- which celebrates diversity of cinema -- makes her upset. It should be beyond politics, she believes. Firstly, I am very upset if there is negativity around it (the film festival) because it...

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Black bears come back from certain extinction in US' Nevada

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) After a gap for over 80 years, the black bear has returned to Nevada's Great Basin in the US through conservation with their population believed to be over 500, a new study said on Wednesday. The study from Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the University of Nevada-Reno finds that conservation efforts have resulted in succ...

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Don't judge film without seeing it: Subhash Ghai on 'Padmavati'

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood's 'showman' Subhash Ghai has extended support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali, saying he is entitled to cinematic liberty and that it is wrong for his detractors to pass an opinion without seeing a film. I will not comment about the 'Padmavati' issue because I am not a politician. I respect my filmmakers. You have to understand one thing that you cannot judge som...

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I-League: Shillong Lajong FC announce 2017-18 squad

Shillong, Nov 21 (IANS) Shillong Lajong FC on Tuesday announced their 24-man squad for the I-League 2017-18 season scheduled to get underway from November 25. The Shillong outfit will play their seventh consecutive I-League this season. They will host debutants Gokulam Kerala FC on November 27 at the JN Stadium here for in their opening fixture. Shillong Lajong finished...

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Barcelona aim to seal R16 spot, Atletico look to stay alive in CL

Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona both have vital Champions League matches on Wednesday, but while the latter's European future is very much in their hands, Atletico need to win and hope that results elsewhere go their way. Barcelona travel to Turin to face Juventus with 10 points from their four group matches so far although they could still miss out on a place in t...

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Goa youth failed to match expectations for U-17 World Cup: Churchill coach

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Churchill Brothers head coach Alfred Fernandes on Tuesday claimed Goa has immense football talents but they probably failed to match the expectations to represent India in the just-concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup. The final 21-man India squad that represented India in the U-17 World Cup did not contain a single player from the football crazy state of Goa. ...

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Bus conductor granted bail in Ryan murder case

Gurugram, Nov 21 (IANS) A Haryana court on Tuesday granted bail to bus conductor Ashok Kumar, 42, arrested by Haryana Police for allegedly killing Class II student Pradhuman Thakur of Ryan International School in Bhondsi. Seven-year-old Pradhuman's body was on September 8 morning found in the washroom of school with throat slit. Accused Kumar was arrested the same day. Two school...

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I like accepting challenges: Ulka Gupta

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Ulka Gupta, known for her roles in mythological and historical shows like Jhansi Ki Rani, Veer Shivaji and Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev, says she likes accepting challenges. From Rani Laxmibai to Goddess Parvati, nothing came easy, the roles were equally challenging. But I like accepting challenges and giving my best shot in each performance, Ulka said in a statem...

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Screen 'S Durga' at IFFI, says Kerala HC

Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed that Malayalam film S Durga be screened at the ongoing 48th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa -- a decision the movie's team and film fraternity members immediately hailed. A single bench of the High Court gave the verdict after the film's director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan approached it over the ...

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Company Secretaries in India cross 52,000-mark

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) The number of Company Secretaries in India has crossed the 52,000-mark and more than four lakh students are aspiring to be one. The figures were revealed on the eve of the 45th National Convention of Company Secretaries to be held over three days here starting on Wednesday. The meeting will discuss on what should be the vision for 'New Corporate India'.<...

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Money-minded people spend more time on Facebook

London, Nov 21 (IANS) Materialistic people are likely to have significantly more friends than people who are less interested in possessions and they are also likely to use social media more frequently and intensely, says a study. Materialistic people see and treat their Facebook friends as digital objects, said the study published in the journal Heliyon. The study revealed that m...

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