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Warm day for Delhi

It was a warm and sunny day in the capital Saturday with the minimum temperature settling at 18.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above average for the season. The met department has forecast clear day ahead. “Mainly clear sky, likely to become partly cloudy sky towards night. Today’s (Saturday) maximum temperature is expected to hover around 36 degrees Celsius,” an India ...

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100000 people displaced in Pakistan this year

Over 100,000 people, mostly women and children, have been displaced in northwest Pakistan this year due to military operations against the militant groups, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said. UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said Friday an estimated 101,160 people have been displaced since Jan 20 in the Khyber Agency region. Fleming said the recent increase in the intensity ...

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Ex-Brazilian president fears losing voice

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has said he was more afraid of losing his voice than dying from cancer. “If I lose my voice, I would be dead,” news agency ¬†quoted the former president, who was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer last year, as saying. Lula also said in the interview with Folha de Sao Paulo daily Friday ...

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UN delivers Myanmar relief supplies

The UN has delivered emergency relief supplies to displaced people in Myanmar’s restive Kachin state. Two convoys carrying relief supplies to Kachin have returned to base, UN spokesman Eduardo del Buey said here Friday. The UN has called for “sustained access” to those displaced in Kachin to ensure proper assistance to all those affected by conflict, news agency ¬†reported. Additionally, ...

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Obama’s envoy to India gets Senate nod

A day after the US expressed concern over non-confirmation of President Barack Obama’s new ambassador to India due to election year politics, the Senate approved career diplomat Nancy Powell’s appointment. South Asia veteran Powell, who had been cooling her heels in Washington since mid December when she was named to take up the New Delhi post lying vacant for nearly ...

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Rhonda Byrne’s book tops non-fiction

Rhonda Byrne’s “The Magic” occupies the top spot in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while Sir Jeffrey Archer’s “The Sins of the Father” dominates fiction. Non-Fiction 1. “The Magic” Author: Rhonda Byrne Publisher: Simon & Schuster Price: Rs.399 2. “Thinking Fast and Slow” Author: Daniel Kahneman Publisher: Allen Lane Price: Rs.499 3. “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” ...

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Dolce & Gabbana to sue jewellery retailer

Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana is suing a costume jewellery retailer for naming her store Dolce and Banana. The luxury Italian label have decided to take legal action against Mijou Beller, who has owned the shop in a fishing village near Cape Town, South Africa, after accusing her of “objectionable conduct” and of “diluting” the luxury brand’s name, reports ...

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Oil inches up on positive data

US crude oil price inched up Friday as US consumer sentiment witnessed a boost and the dollar dropped to a one-month low against the euro. According to the Reuter’s/University of Michigan’s survey, US consumer sentiment index for March rose to 76.2 from February’s 75.3, the best level since early 2008. This lifted the market sentiment, Xinhua reported. The euro rose ...

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British fuel tanker drivers postpone strike

British fuel tanker drivers have decided to postpone a strike until after the Easter holidays in early April, the representing union said. Unite, the largest union in Britain and Ireland, said Friday it was seeking talks with employers to reach an agreement at this stage. Diana Holland, Unite assistant general secretary, said the union was focusing on “substantive talks” through ...

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Nicole Richie’s mood determines style

Socialite Nicole Richie says her mood dictates her style. The 30-year-old is a regular on “best dressed” lists, but admits how she dresses depends on how she feels. “It all depends on my mood for the day that I’m filming. I don’t have my outfits planned out at all, it really just depends on my mood and where I am ...

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Is Michelle Williams dating Jason Segel?

Actress Michelle Williams has a romance in her life, the actress is dating sitcom How I Met Your Mother’s actor Jason Segel. “It’s been a few months, I’ve never seen her happier,” people.com quoted a friend as saying. In recent weeks, the two have been spotted out together in Brooklyn, where Williams lives and also in Los Angeles, where they ...

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Drake wants to be music icon

Rapper Drake has revealed he wants to be respected as an icon by the present generation and be remembered through his songs in years to come. The 25-year-old singer said his main career ambition is for his music to stand the test of time and still be remembered. “I’m a descendent of either Marley (Bob Marley) or Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix). ...

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Nicki Minaj teaches rap to Stephan

Rapper Nicki Minaj has been focusing on her forthcoming British tour but now she has a bigger job on her hands, teaching actor Stephan Fry to rap. The Rapper has offered to give the British actor and presenter pointers after he posted a link to his version of her hit single Super Bass on Twitter. “Nicki listened to it after ...

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I make tea with weed: Sean Paul

Jamaican rapper Sean Paul has revealed he does not smoke weed any more but use the marijuana leaves to make his morning tea. “I’ve found a different method to, how shall I say, consume. I make tea with it every day now,” Paul said. He had earlier revealed his love for weeds in his songs. “I don’t smoke any more. ...

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