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East Bengal, Mohun Bagan confront AIFF on ISL participation

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Raising the pitch on their three-point demand, city giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan on Saturday formed a common front against the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and warned that they would not allow the money-spinning Indian Super League (ISL) to be staged here without their participation. In a sharp attack on the AIFF -- the game's apex governing body in t...

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5 killed in Jharkhand illegal mining

Ranchi, May 27 (IANS) Five people extracting coal illegally from a closed mine were killed on Saturday as it caved in Jharkhand's Giridih district, police said. The incident took place at the Kabribad mine where around 300 people were extracting coal illegally, a police official said. In Jharkhand more than 500 people have died while extracting coal from closed mines. --I...

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'Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge': Misadventure on the high seas

Film: Pirates of the Caribbean - Salazar's Revenge; Directors: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg; Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush; Rating: ** Welcome back. You would like to say to the whimsically tipsy Jack Sparrow. But the fifth instalment of The Pirat...

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'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge': Familiar yet entertaining

Film: Pirates of the Caribbean - Salazar's Revenge; Directors: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg; Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin R. McNally, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Stephen Graham, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush; Rating: *** In keeping with the franchise's theme and tone, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge, the fifth instalme...

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Four airstrips in Odisha to be developed for UDAN programme

Bhubaneswar, May 26 (IANS) The Odisha government on Friday decided to make four airstrips operational by September this year for regional air connectivity under the initiatives of Ude Desh Ka Amm Nagarik (UDAN). Four airstrips at Utkela, Jeypore, Jharsuguda, and Rourkela would be developed for regional air connectivity, it was decided at the state-level monitoring committee meeting chair...

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Four suspected of being child lifters thrashed

Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) Rumours about child lifters in Jharkhand and the attendant panic continued unabated as four more persons, suspected of being child lifters, were thrashed in a village on the outskirts of Ranchi on Friday, poice said. Earlier this month, 10 people were lynched in the state in two separate incidents over suspicion of their being child lifters. According to pol...

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PM lays foundation of third IARI on Assam-Arunachal border

Gogamukh (Assam), May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the third Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) here in Assam. Addressing a huge public rally in Gogamukh in Assam's Dhemaji district, on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, Modi said his government has decided on 'Panch path' (Five Ways) for the overall development of northeastern...

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Four semi-finalists for Red Bull Tashan Kabaddi meet decided

Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Classical Nationals, Y.F.A. Jaraganahalli, National Sports Club and H.M.T. Colony Boys will on Saturday compete in the semi-finals of the first-ever Red Bull Tashan Kabaddi championship here. The final of the tournament will also take place on Saturday. The quarter-finals were held on Thursday. The winners of the tournament will also get the chance to tr...

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Arshad 'localised' Jack Sparrow's voice in 'Pirates...'

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi says he localised the voice of Hollywood star Johnny Depp's character Captain Jack Sparrow in the Hindi version of Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge, and says it sounds like Indian humour. Disney (studio) is very happy the way I dubbed for this film. It wasn't easy to dub for Jack Sparrow because this character is drunk at different leve...

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Maoists torch Jharkhand railway station

Ranchi, May 26 (IANS) More than 50 Maoist guerrillas have torched a railway station in Jharkhand's Bokaro district to protest changes made in two land acts in the state, police said on Friday. The Maoist militants attacked the Dumri Vihar railway station late on Thursday night, damaging the equipments and other instruments kept at the station, the police sources said. They also ...

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Joseph Fiennes almost landed role in 'Star Wars'

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actor Joseph Fiennes could have played the iconic role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, but filmmaker George Lucas's daughter didn't like him. The 46-year-old said he went to audition for the role which would have seen him star in The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in front of the franchise creator Lucas, but the role u...

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Cipla's Q4 consolidated net loss at Rs 62 cr

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Global pharmaceutical firm Cipla on Thursday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 62 crore for the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016-17. According to the company, its consolidated net loss during the quarter under review declined to Rs 62 crore from Rs 93 crore in the corresponding period of 2015-16. However, Cipla's total income for the fourth quarter increased...

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US judge issues arrest warrant for yoga guru Bikram Choudhury

Washington, May 25 (IANS) A Los Angeles judge has issued an arrest warrant for Bikram Choudhury, the Indian American hot yoga guru, after he failed to pay more than $7 million in 2016 to his former lawyer who was the victim in a sexual harassment case against him. Choudhury has not paid the lawyer and authorities believe that he has hidden his assets and left the country, ABC News report...

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Elephant population declining in Jharkhand

Ranchi, May 25 (IANS) The elephant population has gradually declined in Jharkhand in the last 15 years with many succumbing to electrocution, railway accidents and poaching, officials said. There were 772 elephants in Jharkhand in 2002, which declined to 624 in 2007 and this year the elephant population is just 588. In 2012, the elephant population had increased from 624 to 688....

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Matter of perspective: Ronit Roy on playing grey characters

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Actor Ronit Roy, who was last seen on screen in the third instalment of the political thriller Sarkar franchise, says it may come across that he mostly dabbles in roles that have grey shades, but it's mostly about how people perceive it. Asked what attracts him to dark content, Ronit told IANS over phone from Mumbai: Nothing really. I am doing a film called 'Munn...

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'Baahubali' has raised hopes of regional filmmakers: Prabhas

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) What started off as a mere vision in filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's mind in 2012, has today become a phenomenon of sorts in Indian cinema. Actor Prabhas, who invested four years to the two-part Baahubali franchise, says he would have happily given more time to the project which he feels fortunate to have been a part of. After the stupendous success of Baahubali: The ...

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Youngsters Suraj, Jaideep hit jackpot in kabaddi auction

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Promising raider Suraj Desai emerged the most expensive buy on the second day of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction, which saw the players under Categories C and D going under the hammer here on Tuesday. Desai was purchased by Dabang Delhi for a whopping Rs 52.5 lakh for his services in the upcoming fifth season of the cash-rich tournament while defender Jaidee...

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11EVEN Sports launch new TT league

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) 11EVEN Sports (ESPL), a company formed exclusively to promote table tennis in India, on Tuesday announced the launch of its new franchise league 'Ultimate Ping Pong (UPP) with support from Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI). The inaugural season will be played from July 13 to 30, in three cities -- Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai -- and will witness participatio...

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McCartney is great actor: Johnny Depp

Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp says great actor and legendary musician Paul McCartney doesn't lack in the talent department. Depp was happy to shoot with McCartney for the forthcoming fifth instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean. Paul's a great actor. Clearly the guy is not lacking in the talent department. If I changed something up in the scene, he'd change someth...

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Ex-RJD MP gets life term in murder case of MLA

Ranchi, May 23 (IANS) Former RJD MP and Bihar strongman Prabhunath Singh was on Tuesday awarded life term by a Hazaribagh court in connection with a 22-year-old murder case of a legislator. Additional District Judge Surendra Sharma pronounced the quantum of sentence. Singh, his brother Dinanath Singh and another accused Ritesh Singh were produced through video conferencing from jail. ...

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