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Second giant panda baby born in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 17 (IANS) A female giant panda in a zoo here has given birth to a second cub, zoo officials said on Wednesday. The cub is the second born to giant pandas Xing Xing and Liang Liang, after Nuan Nuan was born in 2015. She was returned to China last November. A video released by the National Zoo of Malaysia on Wednesday showed the tiny cub being cared for by its mot...

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HC notice on plea regarding cruelty on dairy cattle

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the city government, civic bodies and others on a plea regarding cruelty inflicted on milch cattle housed at dairies in Delhi. A Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar asked the authorities concerned to file status reports on the plea that claimed violation of animal rights and...

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Bellucci, Lollobrigida to be feted at Italian Culture Fest

Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honoured at a three-day cultural event sponsored by Filming on Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles Creativity Awards. The Filming on Italy festival will be held from January 31 to February 1, reports variety.com. Bellucci has starred in 67 films, including The Mat...

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Communities in Rajasthan have high tolerance for wildlife: Study

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Communities living near wildlife reserves in Rajasthan show a high tolerance for wildlife, comprising larger carnivores such as leopard and wolves. This is despite experiencing loss to crops and livestock, a study said on Wednesday. Almost 85 per cent of locals who were interviewed believe in protecting the wildlife reserves for animals despite negative interacti...

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Katie Holmes goes make-up free

New York, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes slipped into a vintage-inspired khaki wool coat and cloche hat with no make-up to combat the chilly temperature for her outing here with a male friend. The 39-year-old's statement jacket featured large pocket detailing and complementing buttons while she draped her camera over the piece and around her neck, reports dailymail.co.uk. She...

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Thought Khloe will never have kids, says Kris

Los Angeles, Jan 17 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kris Jenner was ecstatically surprised when her daughter and reality TV star Khloe Kardashian told her she was pregnant because she didn't think she would ever have kids. Khloe announced the news on the latest Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode, reports femalefirst.co.uk After that, Kris said: Hearing this news is the most sp...

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Government revokes Haj subsidy from this year

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major decision, the central government on Tuesday decided to end the subsidy given to thousands of Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage -- an issue which the BJP had always called a means of appeasement. Announcing the decision, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was in line with the BJP government's agenda to empower minorities wit...

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Government revokes haj subsidy from this year

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a major decision, the central government on Tuesday decided to end the subsidy given to thousands of Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage -- an issue which the BJP had always called a means of appeasement. Announcing the decision, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was in line with the BJP government's agenda to empower minorities wit...

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Haj subsidy should be continued: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress' Kerala unit on Tuesday demanded that the central government should continue with the Haj subsidy, terming its removal yet another of its acts against the minority community. Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy termed it as the most unfortunate and called for it to be reversed. Giving subsidy for Haj is historically relevanA and has ...

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Government ends Haj subsidy

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The central government on Tuesday said it has decided to withdraw subsidy given to Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage. Announcing the decision, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was in line with the government's agenda to empower minorities without appeasing them. This is part of our policy to empower minorities with dignity a...

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Madhya Pradesh loses two tigers as 2018 begins

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In the first reported incidents of 2018, a tigress was killed in retaliation by poisoning and its paws harvested as loot by villagers in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district, while another tigress died in an unusual battle with a male at Kanha National Park, in the state, officials said. According to officials, a 5-6-year-old tigress was hunted down by four villagers ...

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Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

London, Jan 16 (IANS) Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin -- the key hormone in diabetes -- from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions. Besides Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, nearly 1-2 per cent of cases of the blood sugar condition is due to impairment in a gene called MAFA, that can impair production of insulin...

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Attitude towards married actresses should be changed: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor, caught amidst wedding rumours, says it is high time people change their attitude towards married actresses. With the changing narratives and various age representations of women in Hindi cinema, in the last few years, the Indian cine-goers have been exposed to many stories that celebrate women. Actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rani Mukerj...

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Right intention leads to success, says Aanand L Rai

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) After Newton, Mukkabaaz is one film to have done a box office turn-around. Producer Aanand L Rai, a common factor in both projects, says when the intention is right, success is the reward. Anurag Kashyap directorial Mukkaabaaz is a small town boxer's love story, and as per trade experts, it is picking up business gradually. Rai seems to have hit the right fo...

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Sharon Stone had 5 per cent chance of living

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Sharon Stone says she there was a time when she had just five per cent chance of surviving. It was when she suffered brain haemorrhage in 2001. Stone, 59, told CBS News that she had to re-learn everything when her life was wiped out as a result of the medical condition, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The actress, who will be returning to TV in Steve...

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Leaving Fifth Harmony helped Cabello 'come alive'

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Singer Camila Cabello says leaving the band Fifth Harmony helped her come alive. Cabello released her full debut album Camila on Monday. She believes the decision to leave the band helped her start expressing herself and her vision more freely, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I had been writing songs since I was 16, and at first I wanted to write for other p...

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Kris Jenner feels Kylie is being exploited

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kris Jenner fears her daughter Kylie, who is rumoured to be pregnant, is being exploited by her employees in her own home. Kylie called her mother to inform her that she caught one of her employees taking photos of her in her own home. Kris is upset about it, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I really feel bad for Kylie because there's a...

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Dita Von Teese ready to embrace grey hair

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Model Dita Von Teese plans to embrace her grey hair when the time comes. During an interview for the Daily Telegraph newspaper, she was asked if she can see a day when she will embrace the grey, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She said: Oh definitely. Every two weeks, when I pull out that box of black dye, I'm like, 'God, wouldn't it be great to not be doing...

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Nilgai hit by train in Delhi, critical

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Hit by a speeding train in Delhi, a gravely injured male Nilgai or blue bull is undergoing treatment, officials said on Monday. The antelope, that is found in abundance in the Ridge area and the forests of the national capital, was found struggling for its life near Shahdara Railway station here. According to experts, the incident points towards the deple...

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Anchor's murder: Police make first arrest

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) A month after anchor Arpita Tiwari's 'mystery death' after a fall from a suburban skyscraper, the Mumbai Police arrested one person and charged him with murder here on Monday. The police nabbed Amit Kumar Hazra, a friend of Arpita's boyfriend Pankaj Jadhav and in whose (Hazra's) rented home a party was on at the time of the incident on December 11. In what w...

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