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    Priyadarshan to begin new innings as teacher

    Thiruvananthapuram: Acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan, who has spent 34 years in the film industry and has done 91 films in various languages, is set to begin a new career as a teacher, which was his father’s desire. In a freewheeling chat with IANS at his recently modified home in the capital city, he touched upon his career.

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    SSB rescues 59 children from traffickers in Bihar

    Patna: At least 59 children have been rescued and 13 traffickers arrested by the border guarding force Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) from Raxaul and Muzaffarpur railway stations in Bihar.

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    I believe in ghosts: Chris Hemsworth

    London: “The Avengers” star Chris Hemsworth says although he is yet to experience the spirit of a dead person around him or any paranormal activities, he still feels that ghosts are for real. “I think that most of us ask all sorts of questions about what else is out there. I’d like to think there was an afterlife or reincarnation or something to continue on. If it was ‘game over’ after this life,

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    Amy Winehouse tried suicide 8 weeks before death: Ex-husband

    London: Singer Amy Winehouse tried to kill herself two months before she died in 2011, says her former husband Blake Fielder-Civil. Fielder-Civil revealed that the “Back to Black” hitmaker had slashed herself in a bid to commit suicide just eight weeks before she died aged 27, reports Winehouse and Fielder-Civil were married for two years until their divorce in 2009. Then he started dating Sarah Aspin.

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    Kabir Khan excited to start ‘Tubelight’ with Salman

    Mumbai: As “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” completed one year since its release, director Kabir Khan is looking forward to starting his next film with superstar Salman Khan. He says “a new journey will begin” soon. After delivering two blockbuster hits in “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” with Salman, Kabir is eager to start the next project, which has been titled “Tubelight”.

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    Beatles reunite for love-themed show

    Las Vegas: Beatles legends Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, reunited to officially mark the tenth anniversary of entertainment company Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles-themed show, “Love.”

  • Women activists welcome Maneka Gandhi’s call for amending passports rules

    New Delhi/Jaipur: The women activists on Sunday hailed Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi’s request to the Ministry of External Affairs to amend rules for issuing passports and not make father’s name a mandatory requirement as a very positive initiative.

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    Heavy rains claim two more lives in Uttarakhand

    Dehradun: Incessant rains across Uttarakhand today claimed two more lives, taking the toll in the current spell of rains in the state to three even as most rivers flew close to the danger mark prompting the administration to evacuate people living in settlements along them.

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    Karan Johar starts last leg of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar has started shooting the last leg of his much-awaited film “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, which brings Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Anushka Sharma together on the silver screen. Karan took to Twitter to share the update and posted an image showing Ranbir inside a lift with a woman entering it.

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    Irrfan Khan to meet Arvind Kejriwal

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan will meet Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday for an interview related to his film “Madaari”. Irrfan, who interviewed RJD chief Lalu Prasad during his visit to Bihar capital Patna last week, fixed a meeting with Kejriwal via Twitter.

  • Show me how inflation is low: Rajan on ‘dialogues’ by critics

    Mumbai: Taking his critics head-on, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has challenged them to show how inflation is “very low” before accusing him of “being behind the curve” in his focus on containing price rise than on growth and debunked such criticism as mere ‘dialogues’.

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    Professor, 2 others arrested over links to Dhaka terror attack

    Dhaka: Acting deputy vice chancellor of a private university and two of his relatives have been arrested in Bangladesh for sheltering Islamists who carried out the country’s worst terror attack at a cafe here in which 22 people were killed by suspected Islamic State militants. Professor Uddin Ahsan of North South University (NSU) was arrested yesterday for renting out a flat to the Holey Artisan Bakery attackers.

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    Case against Sikh dismissed as police fail to return turban

    Toronto: A Canadian court has dismissed a drunk driving charge against a Sikh man because police officers did not return his turban for over three hours after it accidentally fell off while he was being arrested. Charges of impaired operation and excess blood alcohol against Sardul Singh were dismissed because Peel Regional Police officers did not return his turban after it fell while he was being placed in a cruiser in Southern Ontario.

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    Reliance Jio to roll out 4G in all circles except four

    New Delhi: Speculations came to an end with the announcement of Reliance Industries much-awaited commercial launch of the Reliance Jio Infocomm to start offering its 4G services, barring four circles where it could take four to six more weeks to prepare the network.

  • Pema Khandu becomes youngest chief minister of country

    Itanagar: From assisting his father Dorjee Khandu in politics to working for social transformation, Pema Khandu has travelled a long way to sit in the coveted post of chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Bad days have begun for Smriti Irani: NCP

    New Delhi: The National Congress Party (NCP) on Sunday took a jibe at Smriti Irani over her exclusion from the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) and said it clearly indicates the fact that bad days have begun for her.

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    Kashmir unrest: Sonia sends two-member team to assess ground reality

    New Delhi: With the situation in Jammu and Kashmir continuing to simmer on the tense side, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has sent a two-member team to the Valley to see the ground reality and take stock of the situation.

  • Bangladesh holds security talks with private universities

    Dhaka: The Bangladesh government on Sunday held a meeting with authorities of all private universities in the country against the backdrop of several of their students being linked to militant outfits.

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