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London, (IANS) A supermarket manager in Britain committed suicide after the two families he had been hiding just 10 miles apart for more than two decades discovered his secret double life, Daily Mail reported. Andrew Ingham, 50, divided his time between 12 children by two “wives” who lived within a 20-minutes drive of each other […]

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Bhubaneswar, (IANS) India Sunday introduced in rural homes bio-toilets which are being currently used by soldiers for safe disposal of human excreta in high altitude regions, an official said. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the bio-digester technology uses bacteria that digest the waste and turn it into methane and water and […]

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It is going to be a very important match and both teams seem to be geared up to give their best and win the match. Spain is on a high after playing exceptionally well during the whole tournament and France wants to erase the ignominy of the last match’s defeat. There are all the signs […]

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By Radhika Bhirani Mumbai, The Hindi film industry is devoid of a distinctive style of dance, says dancing queen Madhuri Dixit, who feels Bollywood has become a melting pot of all forms of the art. “I think Bollywood is an amalgam of all dance styles. Bollywood has no style of its own. The style is […]

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Islamabad, (IANS) Long hours of electricity cuts, particularly at night, has led to an increase of sleep-related medical and psychiatric disorders among the Pakistani people, health experts have said. Medical experts say sleeplessness causes a number of complications even among healthy people, the News International daily reported. Lack of sleep may cause serious complications like […]

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By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, (IANS) Theatre is continuously trying to re-invent itself, especially at a time when performances and live mediums are becoming rare and scarce, says noted writer-poet, lyricist and director Gulzar. “Somehow you will feel entertained, but the level of feelings and emotions has gone down. The number of regional film festivals […]

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By Arun Kumar Washington, (IANS) Mitra Dutta, a distinguished Indian-American engineer-physicist, who has studied at Guwahati and Delhi universities, has been named vice chancellor for research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dutta, a former senior executive with the US Army Research Office, has served as interim vice chancellor at one of America’s leading […]

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Karachi, (IANS) Bollywood singers Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu visited the grave of Pakistani ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan here to pay their respects. Mehdi Hassan’s death marked an end of an epoch in the subcontinent’s music history, they said. No one will ever be able to fill the vacuum created by his demise, they told […]

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New Delhi, (IANS) Pranab Mukherjee, set to be India’s next president, is a rare politician who has never been a mass leader but who commands the attention of the nation like few others in his tribe. It is a quality that is expected to stand him in good stead as he readies to step up […]

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In a film industry where looks are most important trait, Aishwarya Rai’s weight gain issue may get her different roles Aishwarya Rai’s weight issue is not going to die down anytime soon. The mom of a seven year old daughter, the Bachchan bahu has been under immense criticism for appearing at Cannes with so much […]

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The finale of the season was all about man being an island. Don Draper, the personification of duality, stands alone in the end, like the rest of the characters. Raking up the highest rating of all seasons, the finale of season 5 of Mad Men was a piece of artistic subtlety. The highest compliment it […]

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New Delhi, Ghazal maestro Mehdi Hassan first mesmerised connoisseurs with his rendition of “Gulon main rang bhare”, step one of a long musical journey that lasted five decades. The death of the artist, who gave voice to ghazals such as “Patta patta boota boota” and “Abke bicchde khwaabon mein mile”, brings the curtains down on […]

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Hyderabad, (IANS) About 65 to 70 percent voters cast their ballots Tuesday in by-elections held amid tight security in the Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh, officials said. The Nellore Lok Sabha constituency registered 68 percent voting till reports last came in. Among the assembly segments, Parkala recorded the highest turnout […]

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Vivek Oberoi put his foot in the mouth once again a few days ago, when he commented, “Sher is bigger than Tiger”. Obviously, he was referring to his film Sher in comparison with Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger. Followed rumours that Salman, who has a long-standing hate-hate relationship with Vivek (courtesy their war regarding Aishwarya […]

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