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Waheeda Rehman to get inaugural film personality award

Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will receive the inaugural Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year, a special honour to commemorate the 100 years of Indian cinema. The 77-year-old actress will receive the honour at the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), starting in Goa Nov 20. The […]

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One killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Kabul, Nov 17 (IANS) One civilian was killed and three others were injured in a suicide bomb attack Sunday morning in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Afghan province of Balkh, sources said. “One terrorist approached the motorcade of Deputy Provincial Governor Mohammad Zaher Wahdat at Aryana square of the city. The militant detonated his explosive […]

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President greets V.R. Krishna Iyer on 99th birthday

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday greeted former Supreme Court Judge V.R. Krishna Iyer on his 99th birthday. “I have great pleasure in extending my warm greetings and good wishes on your 99th birthday. On this special occasion, I would like to thank you for your extraordinary contributions towards our nation and […]

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Now, pay extra for VIP aartis at Shirdi temple

Shirdi (Maharashtra), Nov 17 (IANS) From Monday, devotees opting for VIP passes at the Shirdi Saibaba Temple here will have to pay extra for attending all the four ‘aartis’ of the day, an official said. “Starting Monday (Nov 18), the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) has decided to levy Rs.500 per head for the morning […]

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Palmeiras secure Brazilian Serie B title

Sao Paulo, Nov 17 (IANS) Brazilian giants Palmeiras secured the country’s Serie B championship with two matches remaining after a 3-0 victory over Boa Esporte. The result at the Pacaembu stadium Saturday came three weeks after the Sao Paulo-based side secured their return to the top tier after being relegated from the top division last […]

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Corinthians eye Libertadores spot

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 17 (IANS) Corinthians coach Tite has refused to give up on the possibility of securing a berth in next season’s Copa Libertadores. Only the top four teams from the Campeonato Brasileiro earn the right to play in South America’s elite club competition, reports Xinhua. After a poor start to the league […]

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New Maldives president is former dictator’s half-brother (Profile)

Male, Nov 17 (IANS) Abdulla Yameen, who has won the second democratically held presidential election in the Maldives, is the half-brother of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Indian ocean archipalego nation with an iron hand for 30 years. Yamaeen, 54, is a fourth-time member of parliament and won the presidential poll narrowly by garnering […]

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