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'...The Last Jedi' longest 'Star Wars' film

Paris, Nov 19 (IANS) Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be the longest film in the Star Wars franchise. The latest instalment of the science fiction franchise has a confirmed run time of 150 minutes, which is 26 minutes longer than Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 10 minutes longer than Star Wars: The Revenge of the Sith, reports metro.co.uk. Director Rian Johnson said: There was a r...

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Hindi, Telugu, Tamil versions of 'Justice League' miss release date

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) There is much consternation and panic among filmmakers lined up for censor certification. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) rule that films must apply for certification 68 days in advance has driven the industry into a state of panic. The axe has fallen on the dubbed Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions of the new Hollywood franchise Justice League which fa...

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ISL: NorthEast United aim cautious start against Jamshedpur

Guwahati, Nov 17 (IANS) Caution is the buzzword for NorthEast United FC coach Joao de Deus as his team opens the campaign against Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League encounter at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday. NorthEast United have never made it to the playoffs in the last three ISL editions but the Portuguese coach is confident that his team can turn over a ne...

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ISL: Chennaiyin FC to play defensive football

Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory has said his side will play more defensive football in the Indian Super League season 4 after the franchise conceded too many goals in the previous edition. We've spent more time on the defending side of our game in pre-season, the former Aston Villa coach was quoted saying by goal.com on Thursday. Last season, we conceded...

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Oxford Dictionaries seeks Hindi Word of the Year

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Here's a chance for Hindi speakers across the country to help choose a Hindi Word of the Year 2017. Oxford Dictionaries is calling for The Hindi Word of the Year which will be a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest over the last 12 months. The chosen word should reflect the ethos, mood or preoccupations of the year. The Hindi Wor...

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ED summons Tejashwi, Rabri in IRCTC case

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday said that it has summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in connection with a money laundering probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotel maintenance contract case. An ED official, confirming the dates of the summons, told IANS: We have summoned Tejashwi and Rabri Devi on November 20 and 24 respectiv...

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US consulate launches scheme for young entrepreneurs

Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) The United States Consulate General, Kolkata, in collaboration with the social enterprise Contact Base, on Thursday launched a youth entrepreneurship initiative in four cities of east India -- Guwahati, Patna, Ranchi and Kolkata. The programme, Y4BIZ (Youth for Business), in Patna is being held in association with a local organisation, Bihar Vidyapeeth Centre for Inc...

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Seven securitymen injured in landmine blast in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 16 (IANS) Seven securitymen were injured on Thursday in a landmine blast triggered by Maoist guerrillas in Jharkhand's Latehar district, police said. The blast occurred when the securitymen were conducting an anti-Maoist operation in Budha Pahad area. The injured men were airlifted to Ranchi for treatment. The security operation was launched on suspicion that top Maoi...

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Jharkhand administrative officers go on three-day mass leave

Ranchi, Nov 16 (IANS) Officers of the Jharkhand Administrative Services Association (JASA) on Thursday went on three days' mass leave against the move of the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to arrest the officials of their cadre on corruption charges. The latest issue was the arrest of Manoj Tiwari, a Circle Officer (CO) of Hazaribagh district, on November 14. More than 300 state services o...

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Deepika's passion for perfection is beyond impressive: Yasmin Karachiwala

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala says Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is very passionate about fitness and enjoys every bit of working out. Karachiwala, who has also trained stars like Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, came up with a new workout called 20-20-20 for Deepika to get her in the right shape for Padmavati. Earlier Deepika adopted functi...

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'Star Trek: Discovery' airs first gay male kiss in franchise's history

Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) After introducing Anthony Rapp's Lt. Stamets as the first-ever openly gay character in the 50-year history of the Star Trek franchise, the makers have taken another bold move to feature a same-sex kiss in the most recent episode. In an episode titled Into the Forest I Go, Rapp was shown kissing another male character Hugh Culber, played by openly gay actor Wils...

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Disney facing copyright lawsuit over 'Pirates...' franchise

Los Angeles, Nov 16 (IANS) The Walt Disney Company is facing a copyright lawsuit over Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The company is being sued by a pair of Colorado screenwriters, A. Lee Alfred II and Ezequiel Martinez Jr., who allege that the company stole their idea from a 2000 spec script they wrote titled Pirates of the Caribbean, reports deadline.com. In the lawsuit fil...

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'Don 3' is definitely happening: Ritesh Sidhwani

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Producer Ritesh Sidhwani says the third instalment of Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don Franchise will happen but he is waiting for the right script. Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's banner Excel Entertainment produced Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011) starring Shah Rukh Khan in lead roles. Asked about Don 3, Sidhwani said: For any sequel or prequel or third part of a franch...

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Tribal fest with tribes from four continents kicks off in Ranchi

Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) Tata Steel kickstarted the fourth edition of its five-day tribal festival here on Wednesday, with 103 tribes from across the country and many from overseas slated to showcase their indigenous culture. Samvaad, from November 15 to 19, will see tribal representatives from countries like Australia, Canada, Kenya, and Zimbabwe -- representing four continents -- particip...

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President launches schemes worth Rs 3,455 cr in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday launched, or laid the foundation stones of, various schemes entailing total expenditure of Rs 3,455 crore in Jharkhand to coincide with the state's 17th Foundation Day. Kovind launched the Rs 636-crore 'Mukhyamantri Health Insurance Scheme' under which 57 lakh of the 68 lakh families in the state will benefit. Beneficiaries wil...

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Poker league to launch second season soon

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Poker Sports League (PSL), a unique initiative which brings together poker enthusiasts from all across the world, is set to host its second season soon. The PSL's inaugural launch earlier this year enabled organisers gauge the target audience and helped plans to boost the action during the coming Season 2. With a Rs 150 crore commitment spread over e...

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Kovind pays tribute to Birsa Munda

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday paid tributes to iconic tribal leader Birsa Munda on his 142nd birth anniversary. Tributes to freedom fighter and national hero 'Dharti Aba' Birsa Munda... I am happy to be visiting Jharkhand on this day, the President tweeted. The President is visiting Jharkhand on its 17th foundation day. Munda was born on...

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Modi greets Jharkhand on its foundation day

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Jharkhand on the state's 17th foundation day and also paid tributes to tribal freedom fighter Birsa Munda on his 142nd birth anniversary. Greetings to the people of Jharkhand on their statehood day. I pray that Jharkhand continues to scale new heights of progress and prosperity, Modi tweeted. ...

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John Abraham wants to set up football academy in Assam

Guwahati, Nov 14 (IANS) Actor and owner of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise, North East United FC (NEUFC), John Abraham is likely to set up a world class football academy here. Abraham said this to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the Brahmaputra State Guest House during a meeting on Tuesday and Sonowal has assured him of all support for setting up the football academy. <...

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Jharkhand's former Chief secretary convicted in fodder scam

Ranchi, Nov 14 (IANS) Former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajal Chakraborty was convicted in a fodder scam case on Tuesday by a Special CBI court here and remanded in judicial custody, a lawyer said. The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on November 21. Sajal Chakraborty was convicted in the multi-million dollar Animal Husbandry Department case, popularly known as fodder...

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