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Woman killed, four thrashed in Jharkhand over braid-snipping

Ranchi, Aug 19 (IANS) A woman beggar was beaten to death on Saturday and four others were brutally assaulted by villagers in Jharkhand's Sahebganj district on suspicion of being 'choti-katwa' or braid-cutters, police said. Police said Assistant Sub-Inspector Kapildeo Keshri was injured when a police team went to Radha Nagar to rescue the group as the villagers pelted them with stones.

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I'm a huge fan of the horror genre: Akshay Oberoi

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Akshay Oberoi says he is a huge fan of the horror genre, and is always looking out for a nice horror movie. At the moment, the actor is excited about Annabelle: Creation -- a film about a demonic doll, and was pictured posing with a similar doll. I am huge fan of the horror genre. In fact, I had a great time shooting for my horror film 'Pizza'. I love...

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Taaha Shah encourages child education

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Taaha Shah, who will soon be seen as the lead in Anupam Kher's Ranchi Diaries, spent some quality time with children at NGO Smile Foundation's centre in Dharavi here. He spoke about the importance of education and overall personality development. Taaha also taught them a few dance steps and emphasised on the need for self-defence when he met the children on Fr...

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Would love to direct 'VIP 3', says Soundarya Rajinikanth

Chennai, Aug 19 (IANS) Basking in the success of Dhanush starrer VIP 2, director Soundarya Rajinikanth says she would love to direct the planned third part in the VIP franchise. At the success meet of VIP 2 earlier this week here, Dhanush confirmed VIP 3 is on the cards. However, he said they haven't locked a director or script yet. Soundarya says she would love to be ass...

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Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad appears in CBI court

Ranchi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad appeared on Friday in a special CBI court here in connection with the multi-million fodder scam case. The RJD leader has appeared in three fodder scam cases. The witness, however, did not appear in any case. Lalu Prasad, who appeared in the court on Thursday as well, has been asked...

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Prabhas joins the sets of 'Saaho'

Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) After spending five years of his career on the Baahubali franchise, actor Prabhas has now joined the upcoming multi-lingual action film Saaho. He has finally joined the sets of 'Saaho' from today. He will shoot non-stop for the next three weeks. He is quite excited because he is returning to a film set after a long gap and will get to shoot for something differen...

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Steelers announce online ticket sales for PKL's Haryana leg

Sonepat, Aug 17 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League franchise Haryana Steelers on Thursday announced the opening of online tickets sales for the home leg of their debut in the competition. The games are set to be held at the Motilal Nehru School Of Sports in Rai, Sonepat, and tickets for the clashes will be priced between Rs 400 and 1,000 for the home leg scheduled to take place between September...

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Tejashwi demands CBI probe into Rs 1,000 cr scam

Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) Bihar's Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday demanded a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam, in which government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013 when BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was the Finance Minister. It is high time that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommend a CBI probe into Srijan scam as he has repeatedly b...

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Mumbai City FC ties up with Rooter for ISL fan-engagement

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC on Thursday announced its association with real-time sports social platform Rooter as its official fan engagement partner for the fourth edition of the cash-rich football tournament. According to a statement, Rooter aims to give a further boost to the Ranbir Kapoor-owned Mumbai City FC which boasts of marquee pla...

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MP civic polls: BJP wins 25 seats, Congress 15

Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Despite the recent farmer agitation in Madhya Pradesh, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-backed candidates managed to corner maximum 25 out of the 43 posts of president in the state local body elections. The results for the civic polls held on August 11 were announced by the state Election Commission on Wednesday evening. As per the final tally, the op...

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Franchises from Guwahati, Ahmedabad join PBL

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) will become an eight-team affair in the next edition with two franchises from Guwahati and Ahmedabad being confirmed to join the existing six teams, it was announced on Wednesday. The Ahmedabad franchise, owned by Padmanabh Sports Pvt. Ltd, will be known as Ahmedabad Smash Masters and the Guwahati team has been named th...

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Congress urges Governor not to assent to Anti-Conversion Bill, Land Bill amendment

Ranchi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Jharkhand Congress on Wednesday urged Governor Draupadi Murmu not to give her consent to the Anti-Conversion Bill and the amendment to the Land Acquisition Act 2013. A party delegation met the Governor and requested her not to given consent to the Religious Freedom Bill 2017 and amendment in the Land Acquisition Act 2017, Kishore Sahdeo, Jharkhand Congress Gener...

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BJP takes the lead in MP local body polls

Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Candidates backed by the BJP were leading in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, as counting of votes polled for 43 local bodies was held on Wednesday amid tight security. As per trends, BJP-backed candidates were leading in 25 seats while Congress candidates are ahead in 15 seats. Independent candidates have taken the lead in three places. The results w...

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UP Yoddha announces Gyan as official dairy partner for PKL

Lucknow, Aug 16 (IANS) Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) debutants UP Yoddha on Wednesday announced city-based dairy company Gyan as their official dairy partner during the tournament. With this partnership, members of the UP Yoddha side will sport the brand on their shorts as part of their official apparel. The company also released its official campaign for the tournament, Ek saans mein laga de...

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'VIP 3' definitely on the cards: Dhanush

Chennai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Dhanush on Wednesday confirmed the third part in the VIP franchise is on the cards and that he will return to act in it. Basking in the success of VIP 2, Dhanush at the success meet event here said the third part is in the offing. We will definitely make 'VIP 3' and I will act in it. I'll write the story but we don't know yet who will direct it, Dhanu...

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Counting of votes on for MP local body polls

Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Counting of votes polled in 43 local bodies is being held in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday amid tight security arrangements. The polls are important for both the ruling BJP and the Congress. Over eight lakh voters exercised their franchise for the polls in 43 local bodies on August 11. State Election Commissioner R. Parshuram said the counting is being...

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Daniel Craig confirms he's returning as James Bond

Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) British star Daniel Craig has finally announced that he will return as James Bond in the upcoming 25th instalment of the film franchise. However, this might be his last outing as the popular spy. Craig made the announcement on American TV show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, reports theguardian.com. On the show, Craig was asked abou...

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Idris Elba wants McConaughey to join Marvel

Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Hollywood actor Idris Elba says he wants to see his Dark Tower co-star Matthew McConaughey to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a young Odin. Elba, 44, has been starring as Heimdall since the first Thor movie in 2011 and would like to see his Dark Tower co-star portray a young version of the All-Father of all the Nordic Gods. Speaking to MTV News, E...

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Kerala Blasters sign ManU defender Brown

Kochi, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters on Tuesday announced the signing of former Manchester United defender Wes Brown for the upcoming season. The 37-year-old, who spent 13 years at Manchester United and made 362 appearances for the club between 1996 and 2011, will be reunited at Kerala with his former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen. H...

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Uber wants operation to resume in Philippines

Manila, Aug 15 (IANS) Ride-hailing app Uber on Tuesday asked the Philippine transport regulator to allow the company to resume its operations in the country as it considered unjust the one-month suspension penalty imposed on it. The Philippines Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday ordered the US company to suspend its operations from Monday for one month...

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