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Deepika, Ranveer Singh act estranged for Padmavati?

In what could be a historic move to preemptively halt the march of negative publicity, the makers of the Rs 165 crore magnum opus Padmavati have instructed lead actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to steer clear of each other in public. As the pair is said to be in a relationship, this diktat has been quite hard on them. ...

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Karan Johar’s babies come home!

Karan Johar’s newborns are finally home! The babies were discharged from Surya Children’s hospital in Juhu on Wednesday afternoon after spending more than a month in the hospital. The twins — Yash and Roohi — born prematurely via IVF on February 7 were in neonatal intensive care unit all these days. The news of their arrival however, made its way ...

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Sonakshi turns 30 this year, reveals her birthday plans!

Mumbai: Sonakshi Sinha will be turning 30 this June and the actress, who generally spends time with her family every year, plans to travel on her 30th birthday. Sonakshi says, “I still feel how I was feeling when I was 24. I don’t think anything has changed….age is just a number. This year I want to travel on my birthday ...

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Day after shutdown, Kashmir returns to routine

Srinagar: Life returned to routine here and in other places in Kashmir on Thursday after a day’s shutdown. Shops, public transport, educational institutions and other businesses opened normally here as less security men were seen around.   Banks, post offices and government offices started functioning normally. Clashes had erupted on Wednesday at some places including Kulgam, Baramulla and Budgam between ...

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Muslim immigrant to join California lieutenant governor race

A Pakistani-born doctor announced Wednesday that he is joining the 2018 race for lieutenant governor on a platform of saving the Affordable Care Act, providing free community college education and fighting what he termed “Donald Trump’s hate.” “I am a proud Muslim and I love America,” Dr. Asif Mahmood said at a news conference in front of the downtown federal ...

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Bangladesh launches ‘Operation Hit Back’, conducts multiple raids to flush out militants

Bangladesh launched ‘Operation Hit Back’ on Thursday to flush out militants from their hideouts as the army intensified its crackdown on Islamist terrorists by conducting multiple raids across the country. “Our SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team launched the assaults code-named ‘Operation Hit Back’ on their hideouts,” district police assistant superintendent Roshunuzzaman Siddiqqui said. Twelve militants are believed to be ...

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H-1B system needs ‘common sense’ reforms: Congressman Ro Khanna

Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna said the US needs to “remain open” to immigrants who contribute to creating jobs and help shape the economy, as he called for “common sense” reforms in the H1B visa system. Khanna, who represents the Silicon Valley where a large number of Indian techies and other immigrants work, said many Americans believe the H1B visa programme ...

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Stable, peaceful Afghanistan in Pakistan’s interest: Sartaj Aziz

A peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan was in Pakistan’s interest, Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Thursday as he reaffirmed support for the war-torn country. “Reaffirming Pakistan’s commitment to continued efforts for lasting peace in Afghanistan, Aziz underlined the importance of politically negotiated settlement under an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process for resolution of Afghan conflict,” ...

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China’s Xi Jinping to meet Donald Trump in Florida next week

Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to the United States to meet President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida on April 6-7, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, its first official confirmation of the highly anticipated summit. It will be Xi’s first meeting with Trump, whose presidency began on Jan. 20, and comes as the two sides face ...

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Drug abuse may cause tooth decay, gum disease: study

Melbourne: People who are addicted to drugs have more tooth decays and gum disease, but are less likely to receive dental care, a new study has found. Drug use affects oral health through direct physiological routes such as dry mouth, an increased urge for snacking, clenching and grinding of teeth, and chemical erosion from applying cocaine to teeth and gums, ...

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