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All of us owe Aamir Khan: 'Hindi Medium' director (4 minutes ago)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Saket Chaudhary's directorial "Hindi Medium" is set to release in China, where Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's fan base multiplied with the success of his film "Dangal". The director thinks everyone owes Aamir for showing "initiative and vision" in taking Hindi cinema to a new audience.

Valencia tops Alaves 3-1 in La Liga (14:26)
Valencia (Spain), March 18 (IANS) Valencia provisionally moved into third place in the Spanish-league standings with a 3-1 victory here over Alaves on Matchday 29.

Demonetization was a greatest lie: Chidambaram (14:18)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday described demonetization as the "greatest lie" and said it ended up destroying jobs.

Manmohan says Modi resorting to 'jumla' over farm income (14:12)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of resorting to 'jumla' by promising to double farmers' income and said the Modi government had messed up the economy.

Frankfurt, Schalke win in Bundesliga (14:02)
Berlin, March 18 (IANS) Eintracht Frankfurt cruised 3-0 past relegation threatened Mainz meanwhile runner up Schalke carved out a 1-0 victory over struggling Wolfsburg at the 27th round in Bundesliga.

3 astronauts to blast off for space station on March 21 (13:54)
Washington, March 18 (IANS) A Soyuz capsule carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut is set to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a two-day trip to the International Space Station on March 21.

Rennes move to 5th in Ligue 1 (13:54)
Paris, March 18 (IANS) Rennes rose to fifth place in Ligue 1 following a 2-0 victory over Bordeaux, while four lower-ranked outfits shared points in their attempt to avoid relegation.

Rodriguez, Falcao named in Colombia squad for friendlies (13:44)
Bogota, March 18 (IANS) Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez and Monaco striker Radamel Falcao have been named in Colombia's squad for friendlies against France and Australia.

Acting 'not a competition' for Rajkummar (13:44)
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao doesn't see acting as a competition. He says it is a personal journey.

Jammu government doctor sacked over Facebook post (13:24)
Jammu, March 18 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated the services of the Registrar of the Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu for an "anti-government" post on Facebook, an official said on Sunday.

Backstreet Boys want to open restaurant (13:22)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Vocal group Backstreet Boys are ready to foray into the restaurant business.

Del Potro joins Federer in BNP Paribas Open final (13:22)IANS Photo Service
Indian Wells, March 18 (IANS) Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro joined No.1 Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open final in Indian Wells, California, rolling past Milos Raonic of Canada in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, in just over an hour for his 400th career win.

Valencia move third in La Liga (13:20)
Madrid, March 18 (IANS) Valencia moved into third place in the La Liga, thanks to a 3-1 win at home to Alaves.

I'm single, not lonely: Kylie (13:16)IANS Photo Service
Canberra, March 18 (IANS) Singer Kylie Minogue, who split from fiance and British actor Joshua Sasse last year, says she is still single but doesn't feel lonely.

Modi government making Pakistan policy divisive: Congress (13:16)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Stressing that Modi government has no roadmap and its Pakistan policy was a disaster, the Congress on Sunday said the government has made the policy towards Islamabad as a "divisive domestic issue".

'Cold comfort' for India as neighbours give 'pause for thought' on Chinese aid (13:08)
By Anjali Ojha
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) China's growing imprint through building of infrastructure projects in South Asian countries is proving to be "not so useful" for them and New Delhi is finding "cold comfort" in the fact that China's aid was being relooked at by many of India's neighbours, the government has told a parliamentary panel.

BNP Paribas Open: Isner, Sock edge Bryan brothers for men's doubles title (13:08)
Indian Wells, March 18 (IANS) In an all-American final, Jack Sock and John Isner defeated No. 7 seeds Bob and Mike Bryan to win the men's doubles title at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.

President releases commemorative coins on Nabakalebar festival (13:06)IANS Photo Service
Puri (Odisha), March 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind released Rs 1,000 and Rs 10 commemorative coins on the occasion of Nabakalebar festival at a function here on Sunday.

Weinstein would prefer it if I were dead: McGowan (13:06)
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) Actress Rose McGowan, who alleged that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had raped her, says she is sure that the "sociopath" would prefer if she was dead.

Alappuzha's dirty secret: Lauded by UN, NGOs -- but 'Venice of East' still stinks (13:04)
By Nikhil M. Babu
Alappuzha (Kerala), March 18 (IANS) Standing atop a wall, 37-year-old Sabu Vijayan, an Alappuzha municipality sanitation worker, was singing as he used a long metal pipe to break a thick layer of waste floating on the two-metre-wide canal below him.

'P&W-powered grounded jets will return to service by April' (13:04)
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Pratt & Whitney (P&W) President Robert F. Leduc has said that the grounded aircraft belonging to IndiGo and GoAir over engine related safety concerns will be back in operation by April-end.

Data breach claims false: Facebook (12:54)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, March 18 (IANS) After suspending Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), along with its political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, for violating its policies and commitments, Facebook has denied any data breach as claimed by some media reports.

'Will & Grace' revival gets 3rd season (12:54)
Los Angeles, March 18 (IANS) The revival of American sitcom "Will & Grace" has been extended to season three and its second one has been expanded.

Manduadih to become Banaras railway station (12:50)
By Brajendra Nath Singh
Varanasi, March 18 (IANS) The holy city of Varanasi is soon likely to get a railway station named "Banaras".

Would give me great pleasure to return to Lahore for work: Kamini Kaushal at 91 (12:46)
By Sugandha RawalIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) From spending her childhood in the lanes of Lahore to starting her journey as a radio artiste, Kamini Kaushal has a very special place in her heart for the cultural capital of Pakistan. The veteran actress, 91, says she would love to go back to her "land" for work, but in a "secure" environment.

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