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Chelsea coach Conte criticises VAR system

London, Jan 18 (IANS) Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has come down heavily on the Video Assistant Refereeing (VAR) system saying it must be improved after his team narrowly overcame Norwich City in a dramatic FA Cup third round replay clash at the Stamford Bridge here. The VAR system, now being trialled in both domestic cup competitions this season, came under the scanner when referee Gra...

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Executive threatening judiciary's independence: CPI-M

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) There is every danger of the Indian judiciary's independence being compromised by the pressure tactics adopted by the executive, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has said. Referring to the revolt by four senior most judges of the Supreme Court against Chief Justice Dipak Misra, an editorial in the CPI-M journal People's Democracy said: There is no dou...

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Aamir Khan's 'Secret Superstar' set to release in China

Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Aamir Khan's movie Secret Superstar will release in China on Friday and is expected to make waves in the country where his Dangal raked in $190 million, the highest earning by any Indian film abroad. Aamir is hugely popular in China where craze for Indian movies is ever growing. Dangal, a story about a man who trains his daughters to become wrestlers, is a househol...

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'Darkest Hour': An Engaging back-room drama

Film: Darkest Hour; Director: Joe Wright; Cast: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Ronald Pickup, Stephen Dillane Jones, Samuel West, David Schofield, Richard Lumsden and Malcolm Storry; Rating: ***1/2 Director Joe Wright's film Darkest Hour is a historical saga. A war film that showcases the back-room drama behind the battlefield -- the evacuation of British ...

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Girl detained for stabbing Class 1 boy in Lucknow, principal arrested

Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) A girl student suspected of stabbing a Class 1 boy in a school in the state capital has been detained while the school principal has been arrested, police said on Thursday. The girl student of Brightland School is being interrogated. She was produced before a juvenile justice board. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Lucknow Deepak Kumar said that Rachit...

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Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo movement as 'ridiculous'

Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) French veteran actress Brigitte Bardot believes the #MeToo movement is hypocritical and ridiculous. She feels some women are making allegations to court publicity. The #MeToo movement has taken Hollwyood by a storm. Celebrities -- both women and men -- have come out in support of women who have faced sexual misconduct at their workplace, including showbiz. B...

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ICC U-19 WC: India look to continuing momentum against Zimbabwe

Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), Jan 18 (IANS) Having already secured their quarter-finals berth in the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup, a confident India will aim to continue their winning momentum when they face Zimbabwe in their final Group B tie here on Friday. The three-time champions are on a roll in the ongoing edition having thrashed past champions Australia by 100 runs in the opene...

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Minerva FC flag match-fixing attempt; AIFF assures 'zero tolerance'

Kolkata/New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Acting on I-League leaders Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj's tweet that bribes were offered to two of his players in an alleged match-fixing attempt, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday underlined its zero tolerance policy towards such allegations. The AIFF's Integrity Officer Javed Siraj stressed that the need of the hour is to join...

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Six mn Indians sign up as blood donors on Facebook

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) More than six million people have signed up as blood donors on Facebook's blood donations feature in India, making it the largest online blood registry in the country, a company executive said on Thursday. We are part of the team at Facebook that is focussed on building safe and supportive communities. We saw a lot of activity on the platform where people sought ...

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Trump names winners of his controversial 'Fake News Awards'

Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has announced the winners of his so-called Fake News Awards for 2017 in a gimmick to escalate his attacks on major media outlets, with the top prize going to a New York Times article. The article by renowned economist Paul Krugman, which won two awards, about the adverse fall outs of Trump's win in the US presidential election topped th...

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Three arrested for stabbing taxi driver in Goa

Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Three tourists from Gujarat, including a minor boy, were arrested in North Goa on Thursday for stabbing a taxi driver over non-payment of fares, police said. Sarvesh Singh, Bhavesh Vyas and the boy, who assaulted the driver with a knife, were arrested in Calangute, some 20 km from here. When they could not pay the fare, the tourists asked the driver to drive...

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Netanyahu visits Chabad House with young Moshe

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday visited the Chabad House here along with Moshe Holtzberg, who as a two-year-old was orphaned in the carnage there during the 2008 terror attack. Sporting the trademark Jewish small brimless cloth cap, 'Kippah,' Netanyahu was warmly welcomed by the present Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky and other officials of Chabad House...

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Paceman Boult rested for final ODI vs Pakistan

Wellington, Jan 18 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Thursday decided to rest fast bowler Trent Boult for the fifth and final match of the One-day International (ODI) series against Pakistan and the first T20I against the same opposition. Boult, who took 1/73 as the Kiwis beat Pakistan to go 4-0 up in the ODI series at Hamilton on Tuesday, will miss the final match here on Friday and t...

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Adani Ports & SEZ Q3 consolidated PAT up 18%

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) on Thursday reported a rise of 18 per cent in its consolidated profit after tax (PAT) for the third quarter (Q3) ended December 31, 2017. In a regulatory filing to the BSE, the company reported a consolidated PAT of Rs 994 crore -- up 18 per cent from Rs 847.46 crore reported during the corresponding period of the previo...

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SIAM Makro enters India, plans to invest Rs 1,000 cr

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) International cash-and-carry retail major SIAM Makro on Thursday launched its India operations -- LOTS Wholesale Solutions -- and said that it plans to open its first store by the second half of 2018. According to the company, it plans to invest Rs 1,000 crore in the next five years. We are going to focus on north India. Our first store is expected to com...

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Swedish skier dies in Gulmarg avalanche, another rescued

Jammu, Jan 18 (IANS) A Swedish skier was killed in an avalanche while his compatriot was rescued alive on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg ski resort. Police said two Swedish skiers got trapped under an avalanche in Affarwat peaks of Gulmarg in Baramulla district. One skier. identified as Daniel from Sweden, has died while police teams successfully rescued another Swedish ...

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Prebiotics in formula milk may boost babies' memory skills

New York, Jan 18 (IANS) While breast milk is considered the best, for mothers for whom breastfeeding is difficult or impossible adding prebiotics to the formula milk could enhance memory and learning in babies, researchers suggest. Among other benefits, breast milk contains natural sources of prebiotics: small, indigestible fibre molecules that promote the growth of good bacteria in the ...

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Ruckus in Jharkhand assembly as Opposition again demands removal of Chief Secretary, DGP

Ranchi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Jharkhand assembly was disrupted for the second consecutive day on Thursday after opposition parties demanded the removal of the Chief Secretary and DGP in connection with treasury withdrawals in a fodder scam and an allegedly staged shootout, respectively. The opposition parties' legislators brought adjournment motion seeking discussion over the allegations fac...

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Apple announces $350 bn investments in US, delights Trump

Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) In a New Year gift to President Donald Trump, Apple has committed to invest $350 billion in the US over the next five years that includes creating 20,000 new jobs and an anticipated repatriation tax payments of $38 billion as required by new laws. A payment of that size would likely be the largest of its kind ever made, Apple said in a statement late on Wednesda...

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Cavani ties club record, Neymar scores quadruple in PSG's dominant win

Paris, Jan 18 (IANS) Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani became the joint top scorer in Paris Saint-Germain's history with his 156th goal in all competitions in the football giant's 8-0 demolition of Dijon. The 21st round of Ligue 1 saw PSG star Neymar score four goals in his return from injury on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency. But the story was about his striker partner, C...

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