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Lap-band surgery may lower chronic knee pain (9 minutes ago)
New York, March 20 (IANS) Obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomach to restrict food intake not only lose weight but will also suffer less from arthritic knee pain, a new study suggests.

Kenya's Chemutai ready for World Half Marathon (9 minutes ago)
Nairobi, March 20 (IANS) Kenya's Fancy Chemutai says she is ready for the World Half Marathon title in Valencia after her effortless victory at the RAK Half Marathon in the UAE.

Bernd Schuster appointed coach of China's Dalian Yifang (13 minutes ago)
Shanghai, March 20 (IANS) Former Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has been appointed coach of Chinese football club Dalian Yifang.

Google to let users shop through Search, Assistant (13 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, March 20 (IANS) Google announced on Monday the launch of a new programme called "Shopping Actions" that gives users an option to shop products on its virtual assistant and Search with a universal cart from mobile, desktop, or even Google Home device.

Opposition blames government for Rajya Sabha impasse (13 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Opposition on Tuesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the continued impasse in the Rajya Sabha.

'Fault In Our Stars' getting Bollywood version amazing: Author (15 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) "The Fault in Our Stars" author John Green can't believe that the book is getting a Bollywood remake.

Brazil to play pre-World Cup friendlies (21 minutes ago)
Rio de Janeiro, March 20 (IANS) Brazil will finalise their World Cup preparations with international friendlies against Croatia and Austria, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has said.

Andy Bird to exit Disney (23 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Andy Bird, Chairman of Walt Disney International, is set to exit the company after 14 years. He helped in expanding the banner's India presence.

Michael B. Jordan to produce war drama (25 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Actor Michael B. Jordan is set to produce World War II drama "Liberators" under his Outlier Society Productions banner.

Fiorentina training ground named after Davide Astori (25 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Florence (Italy), March 20 (IANS) Italian football club ACF Fiorentina has renamed its training ground as the "Centro Sportivo Davide Astori" after former captain Davide Astori, who died aged 31 in his hotel room before a Serie A match away against Udinese on March 4.

39 Indians kidnapped by IS in Iraq's Mosul are dead: Sushma (Lead) (25 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Thirty-nine Indians kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Iraq's Mosul in 2014 are dead, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday.

Sridevi, Shashi Kapoor to be honoured at NY Indian Fest (27 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
New York, March 20 (IANS) Indian cinema icons Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi will be remembered at the New York Indian Film Festival.

'Stranger Things' stars get salary hike (13:00)
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) The stars of web series "Stranger Things" have landed a big pay increase for the sci-fi dramas upcoming third season.

Fifth Harmony announces hiatus to pursue solo careers (12:58)
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) All girls band Fifth Harmony has decided to go on an indefinite hiatus to pursue solo careers.

Jensen Ackles to play character other than Dean (12:48)
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Actor Jensen Ackles says "something bigs coming" in his long-running show "Supernatural" and that he will play a character other than Dean, who saves people and hunts things.

Wheat production likely to hit 100 MT target this year (12:40)
By Saurabh KatkurwarIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Wheat production in the country could this year achieve the long-cherished target of 100 million tonnes (MT), thanks to the conducive climatic conditions throughout the season, especially in March when the grain ripens.

Dassault Systemes' Cloud business to drive India's electric vehicles adoption (12:38)
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Announcing its Cloud offerings for India, 3D Experience major Dassault Systemes on Tuesday said its growing Cloud business in India could drive electric vehicles adoption.

Agitation paralysing Mumbai suburban services withdrawn (Second Lead) (12:34)
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) An agitation by railway job-seekers that paralysed the Central Railway (CR) suburban train services here for over three hours on Tuesday has been withdrawn.

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day (12:28)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Tuesday amid pandemonium created by the opposition parties over different issues soon after Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu took up Zero Hour.

Movies are great to get people's attention on a topic: Katrina (12:24)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif believes movies can be effective in putting out a message that can bring about a change in society.

The (absent) CSR in Swachh Bharat (Comment) (12:10)
By Nipun VinayakIANS Photo Service
A Swachh marathon conducted by the Dettol company, Reckitt Benckiser, in collaboration with NDTV, as part of the Swachch Banega India project, takes the discussion on sanitation into the drawing rooms of the middle and upper classes. With brand ambassadors like Amitabh Bachchan hosting the show, people look up and watch.

'Indian Idol' Abhijeet Sawant plans to start a reality show (12:06)
By Natalia NingthoujamIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Abhijeet Sawant burst onto the music scene in 2005 when he clinched the "Indian Idol" title. He went on to finish second and third in reality shows "Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar" and "Asian Idol" , respectively. Tired of battling it out against other contestants, he is now planning to start his own reality show.

'Wonder Woman 2' to begin filming in June (12:04)
Los Angeles, March 20 (IANS) Production of superhero film "Wonder Woman 2" will reportedly commence in the US in June instead of May in the UK.

Won't cede even an inch of land, ready for bloody battle: Xi (12:04)
By Gaurav SharmaIANS Photo Service
Beijing, March 20 (IANS) President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said China won't cede even an inch of its land and was prepared to fight the bloody battle against its enemies.

Trump's lawyers turned over documents to Mueller: Report (12:02)IANS Photo Service
Washington, March 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's lawyers have provided special counsel Robert Muellers team written descriptions that chronicle key moments under investigation in hopes of curtailing the scope of a presidential interview, a media report said.

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