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No more nude scenes for Samuel L. Jackson

Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) American TV actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson says he won’t be doing anymore nude scenes. The actor recently injured his shoulder while filming for his new film “Big Game” in Germany. He has joked that the injury has ruined his chances of stripping off in any future movies. […]

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Hutcherson calls Lawrence an ‘idiot’

Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Actor Josh Hutcherson has branded actress Jennifer Lawrence an “idiot”, but he says he had a great time working with her in “Thor: The Dark World”. “Jennifer is incredible to work with, really she is so much fun, and such an idiot but such a genius at the same time. […]

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UAE plans Emiratisation of national workforce

Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Minister of Labour Saqr Ghobash has announced his ministry will implement a strategic plan on national labour from 2014 to 2016, which will give priority to Emirati workforce, hone skills and streamline stability at the labour market. The new labour policies will require efficient human resources, effective […]

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Jamaica anti-doping chief refutes Wall Street Journal claim

Kingston, Nov 15 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) chairman Herb Elliott has refuted a story in the Wall Street Journal, questioning his educational credentials. The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Futterman said earlier in the week that he could not verify that Dr. Elliott earned a Master’s in Chemistry from the Columbia University and a medical […]

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Sabarimala pilgrimage season begins Saturday

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) The sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala temple will open its door early Saturday on the first day of the Malayalam month of ‘Vrishickam’, heralding the beginning of the two-month long Sabarimala pilgrimage season. Located in the mountain ranges of the Western Ghats at an altitude of 914 metres above sea level, […]

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Don’t know name of senior PMO official who orchestrated age row: Gen. V.K. Singh (Interview)

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Former Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh, whose autobiography claims that a “very senior bureaucrat” in the PMO had orchestrated the row over his age, has said he does not know the name of the individual concerned. His assertions about the official in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in his […]

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Nine people arrested for salt shortage rumour in Bihar

Patna, Nov 15 (IANS) Nine people were arrested Friday for allegedly spreading rumours of an acute shortage of salt in Bihar due to which its prices shot up to Rs.150 a kg in a day, police said. Salt normally sells for Rs.8-Rs.16 depending on its quality. Nine people were arrested for alleged blackmarketing of salt […]

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