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Kim gets supports from sisters

Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian are standing by their sister Kim following the announcement of her split from husband Kris Humphries. The 31-year-old, filed divorce proceedings in Los Angeles Monday after just 72 days of marriage, reports news agency. “Our sister is going through a difficult time but we’re a close family and are sticking together like always. We appreciate everyone’s ...

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Rihanna hospitalised with flu

Singer Rihanna cancelled a show after she was hospitalised with influenza. The 23-year-old was set to perform in Sweden Monday, but fell ill and was taken to a nearby medical centre, reports contactmusic.com. The singer apologised to her fans on micro-blogging site Twitter for cancelling the show and uploaded a picture of herself on a hospital bed. “I am sorry ...

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Singer Jessica Simpson confirms pregnancy

Singer-actress Jessica Simpson has confirmed on her Twitter page that she is “going to be a mummy”. The 31-year-old is expecting her first child with NFL star Eric Johnson and confirming the news, she uploaded a picture of herself dressed as an Egyptian mummy and cradling her baby bump. “It’s true – I’m going to be a mummy!” she posted. ...

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Russian circus man sets new Guinness record

A Russian animal tamer has set a new Guinness record, standing on two horses running side by side while his two women assistants stood one on top of another on his shoulders. Edgard Zapashny set the record Monday. He and his assistants formed an acrobatic 4.5-metre-tall human column. Zapashny created the risky acrobatic act with his brother Askold for the ...

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Lt. Gen. Shri Krishna Singh is new army vice chief

Lt. Gen. Shri Krishna Singh, the Indian Army’s second senior-most officer, Tuesday took over as the new vice chief, heralding a generational change in the top brass. He is the first officer commissioned after India’s 1971 war with Pakistan to rise to the post. Lt Gen. S.K. Singh succeeds Lt. Gen. Avtar Singh Lamba, who retired Monday after 40 years ...

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Nabam Tuki sworn in Arunachal chief minister

Nabam Tuki was Tuesday sworn in as the new chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Governor J.J. Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to Tuki at the Raj Bhavan here. Tuki was named the new Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader by party president Sonia Gandhi earlier Tuesday after Jarbom Gamlin resigned as the chief minister late Monday.

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February: Elections in 5 states

The Election commission of India is all set to announce the dates of the assembly elections in the five states later this month. The elections will be held in February to April next year. Uttar Pradesh will have elections in three phases, while Gujrat would witness elections in two phases. While Punjab, Uttrakhand and Manipur will have elections in lone ...

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Infants to fast against Kudankulam n-plant

 In a bid to highlight the need for a safe planet that now has seven billion people, about 40 babies will Tuesday fast for an hour as part of the continuing protest against the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu, an activist said. “While the world is celebrating the birth of seven billionth baby, we wanted to highlight that ...

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PM heads for Cannes Wednesday for G20 Summit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh heads for Cannes in the French Riviera Wednesday for the 6th G20 Summit where the focus of the leaders is expected to be on how to resolve the sovereign debt crisis in Europe. The two-day summit Thursday-Friday is also expected to take stock on the progress so far on other matters discussed earlier, like mutual assessment ...

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Over 100 Air India pilots threaten to resign

Trouble seemed to be brewing again for the national carrier Air India as over 100 pilots owing allegiance to the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), which represents pre-merger pilots of Air India, have threatened to resign over alleged discrimination by the airlines’ management. “We, the loyal employees of Air India working for past several years feel cheated by management’s unfair and ...

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China launches spacecraft

China’s unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 blasted off from a launch centre in the northwestern Gobi desert Tuesday. The spacecraft took off at 5.58 a.m. from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. The spacecraft, carried by a modified Long March-2F carrier rocket, is expected to dock with Tiangong-1 space lab module that was sent into space Sep 29, reported agency. The spacecraft entered ...

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Manipur blockade lifted, pact signed with one group

The 92-day economic blockade in Manipur was partially lifted Tuesday with one of the two striking groups ending its agitation following a written assurance by the state government to create a new hill district. The agreement between the Sadar Hills District Demand Committee (SHDDC) and the state government was signed late Monday in capital Imphal with leaders of the Committee ...

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Anna writes letter to Manmohan

 Anna Hazare has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he will go on another hunger strike if a strong Lokpal bill was not passed in the winter session of parliament from Nov 22. “I had adjourned my fast and agitation due to your assurance,” Hazare said in his letter to the prime minister. “If a strong Lokpal bill is ...

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13 deaths, 1.7 million without power after snowstorm: US

 A freak October snowstorm that dropped more than two feet of snow in some places has left close to 1.7 million people in five states in northeastern United States without power for two days. At least 13 deaths have been blamed on the weekend storm, which prompted emergency declarations from the governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. ...

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