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Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan working on new book (17:06)
Beijing, Jan 18 (IANS) Chinese Nobel laureate Mo Yan has said that he is working on a new novel.

Want to ace an exam? Share with friends what you learned (16:30)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) While preparing for an exam, sharing with a classmate the information that you have studied, may help you recall better and for a longer time compared with just re-reading the notes, a study has found.

Emojis, emoticons now conveying messages on Facebook (16:26)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) On social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, emojis and emoticons have replaced non-verbal cues like facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures to clarify a message, a study has found.

MoU between India and Russia approved by cabinet (16:26)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to an MoU on youth exchange programmes with Russia to help promote exchange of ideas, values and culture between the two countries, an official statement said.

Acquitted in Arms Act, Salman thanks fans (Second Lead) (15:48)
Jodhpur/Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a Jodhpur court in an Arms Act case involving the killing of blackbucks. Even as the jubilant actor thanked his fans for support and some colleagues hailed the decision, Twitterati trolled him.

Raxstar unveils track on women's empowerment  (15:46)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) British rapper Raxstar, who has roots in India, on Wednesday released a track titled "Balwant" that focuses on women's empowerment.

Teach children Islam is not terrifying: Author Anita Nair (15:08)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Acclaimed Indian novelist Anita Nair, who has brought to the fore tales from Quran for children, says it is necessary for children to know that Islam is not a "terrifying religion" as it is made out to be.

Nayanthara bats for Jallikattu (15:02)
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Southern film actress Nayanthara on Wednesday came out in support of Jallikattu and the youngsters who are protesting against the ban on the ancient and popular bull-taming sport, celebrated during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu.

Transcendental meditation may reduce trauma in female prisoners (14:42)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Practicing transcendental meditation technique for 20 minutes twice a day can significantly reduce trauma symptoms such as unwanted thoughts and help female prisoners find inner peace, a study has found.

CINTAA to pay tribute to Om Puri with special event (Lead) (14:38)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Members of film organisations CINTAA, IFTDA and IMPPA will come together on Thursday to celebrate the life and work of late veteran actor Om Puri here.

Fadi Fawaz hires bodyguard after George Michael's death (14:32)
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Late singer George Michael's partner Fadi Fawaz has reportedly hired a bodyguard after the former's death.

It's tough to survive in Bollywood: Sonu Sood (14:18)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood says he has had a long and difficult journey in Bollywood.

Long process to complete 'Vada Chennai' trilogy: Vetrimaaran (14:08)
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Vetrimaaran says he will take his own sweet time to complete the "Vada Chennai" trilogy, which stars Dhanush in the lead, as he will get "bored" if he chooses to complete three parts in succession.

Doing 'Aksar 2' was a challenge for Mohit Madaan  (14:08)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actor Mohit Madaan, who will next be seen as a character named Bachchan in Anant Mahadevans "Aksar 2", says working in the upcoming film was a "challenge" for him as he finds no similarity with the role.

Rita Ora records song for 'Fifty Shades Darker' soundtrack (14:04)
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora has written a song for the "Fifty Shades Darker" soundtrack.

In my head, I've amazing babies with Vin Diesel: Deepika Padukone (13:58)
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) During her debut appearance on world famous chat show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", Indian actress Deepika Padukone revealed she has a big crush on Hollywood action star Vin Diesel and said that in her head, she has "amazing babies" with him.

Salman Khan thanks fans after acquittal in Arms Act case (13:28)
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Wednesday thanked his supporters after getting acquitted by a court here in an over 18-year-old Arms Act violation case.

Dev Patel in India shooting for 'Hotel Mumbai' (13:28)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian origin British actor Dev Patel, who is earning applauds for his critically-acclaimed film "Lion", is in India shooting for his next "Hotel Mumbai" -- based on 26/11 terror attacks on the west coast metropolis.

Fantastic rumour: Vaani on working with SRK (13:14)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress Vaani Kapoor, who starred in Aditya Chopras 2016 film "Befikre", hopes the "fantastic rumour" that she has signed another film with the filmmaker with superstar Shah Rukh Khan comes true.

Zahara's biological mother wants to see her (13:08)
Los Angeles, Jan 18 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie's adopted daughter Zahara's bilogical mother wants to be in touch with her daughter.

Salman acquitted in Arms Act case (Lead) (12:56)
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Salman Khan was on Wednesday acquitted by a court here in an Arms Act case in which he is alleged to have killed blackbucks in 1998.

Concert marks Saint Tyagaraja's 170th death anniversary  (12:26)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Around 100 musicians playing veenas, gatams, mrudangams, violins and other instruments, besides singers, rendered the 'Panchratna Kritis' (Five Gems), composed by the legendary Carnatic music exponent Saint Tyagaraja to mark his 170th death anniversary here.

Is Jr.NTR's next titled 'Jai LavaKusa'? (12:18)
Chennai, Jan 18 (IANS) If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, actor Jr.NTR's next Telugu outing has been titled "Jai LavaKusa" and it will go on the floors on February 11, a source said.

Priyanka back to work after injury (12:18)
New York, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has returned to work on the sets of the American TV show "Quantico" after suffering a concussion in an on-set accident last week.

Making Indian craft desirable for today's generation: Designer Anita Dongre (IANS Interview)  (11:48)
By Durga Chakravarty
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) She caters to a range of fashionistas with her multiple labels, each of which exude Indian elements. Popular designer Anita Dongre says sustaining craft in the country, which has a rich cultural heritage, must hold utmost importance in the fashion world today.

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