One-family rule has affected governance: Modi

narendra-modiNew Delhi, April 18 : One-family rule has affected the nation, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said in an interview to Network 18 Friday.

"Sanjaya Baru's book reveals that one family has been running the country.  This tradition of governing the country from one power centre has adversely affected the nation," Modi said.

"At one point of time, both central and state governments used to be of the Congress.  But when new parties emerged in the states, they did not take it positively.  I understand the nuances of centre-state relations, I have suffered because of it," added Modi.


Miranda Kerr swears by coconut oil

Miranda-KerrLos Angeles, April 18 : When it comes to hair and skin care, supermodel Miranda Kerr only trusts coconut oil as she feels the benefits are plenty.

"I cook with it, use it in my hair, it's great to remove makeup ... really good for eye make-up if you've got sensitive eyes," huffingtonpost. com quoted Kerr as saying.

"If you have a burn, like if you've burned yourself with a curling iron, you can put a bit of that on there to help.  Sometimes I sleep with coconut oil in my hair," she added.


Jaitley asks why Congress has stopped compensating border area farmers

Arun-JaitleyAmritsar, Apr 18 : Addressing rallies in Amritsar District's Dhariwal, Bachiwind and Chogawan Villages on Friday, Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) candidate Arun Jaitley praised the spirit of farmers for sacrificing their produce and earnings for the cause of the nation.

Jaitley, who travelled to the border areas to get a feel about farmer-related concerns, used his visit to these areas to express his solidarity with them and promised them full co-operation and compensation should he be elected by them.

He criticised the central government on the issue of stopping the compensation scheme started by the Atal Behari Vajpayee Government.


Childhood bullying impact remains persistent even after 40 years

Childhood bullying impact remains persistent even after 40 yearsLondon, April 18 : The negative impact of being bullied in childhood remains persistent and pervasive, and lasts nearly 40 years later as well, it has been revealed.

According to the study by King's College London, the findings come from the British National Child Development Study which includes data on all 7,771 children born in England, Scotland and Wales during one week in 1958.


Those who voted, have already defeated the Congress: Modi

narendra-modiKanpur, Apr 18 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday said people who have voted in the earlier phases of the elections, have already defeated the Congress Party, and asked people voting in the next phase to ensure that a strong government is formed in Delhi.

"The people, who have voted, have already defeated the Congress-led UPA Government in these elections.  But now, the people who will be voting have a big responsibility.  It is their responsibility to ensure that a strong government is formed in Delhi," Modi said in his address during a rally held here.


Amitabh Bachchan celebrates 'Bhoothnath Returns' success

amitabh-bachchanNew Delhi, Apr 18 : Amitabh Bachchan was spotted celebrating the success of his horror comedy movie, ' Bhoothnath Returns', along with his co-actors Boman Irani, Usha Jadhav and child artist Parth Bhalerao, in Mumbai.

Speaking on the movie, the 'Sholay' star said, "It is a quirky movie and a quirky star cast.  Such kinds of movies, achieving success is good for the film industry.  It leaves an impression on the audience, and makes people think".

Boman Irani, who plays a villain in the movie, credited the success of the film to the blend of a social message with comedy.


Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP CEO quits job

Gwyneth-PaltrowWashington, April 18 : CEO of Gwyneth Paltrow's website GOOP, Seb Bishop, has suddenly quit from the actress' company.

A source told Us magazine that 40-year-old Bishop, who joined GOOP in 2011, unexpectedly resigned a week and a half ago which was really suspicious.

The 41-year-old actress, who announced her split from rocker husband Chris Martin on her portal, will be relocating its offices from London to Los Angeles, near her Brentwood home.


Sussex skipper touts Barbadian Jordan for Tests

Sussex skipper touts Barbadian Jordan for TestsLondon, April 18 - Sussex captain Ed Joyce says Barbadian seamer Chris Jordan is ready for Test cricket and is pushing for him to be included in the England squad for the India series in July.

The 25-year-old Jordan, who played first class cricket up to last year for Barbados, has already turned out for England in seven One-Day Internationals and six Twenty20 Internationals, reports CMC.


John Legend to produce his first movie

John-LegendLos Angeles, April 18 : Singer John Legend has teamed up with "Step Up: All" screenwriter John Swetnam to executive produce his first feature film titled "Breaking Through".

Swetnam, who penned "Evidence" in 2013 and the upcoming Warner Bros. thriller "Into The Storm", will make his feature directorial debut with this film, the shooting of which is expected to begin this summer, reports deadline. com.


Manmohan redefined Indian foreign policy: Sanjay Baru

Sanjay BaruNew Delhi, Apr 18 : Former media advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sanjay Baru, has said that Dr. Singh redefined India's foreign policy and took important initiatives to ensure that the country improved its bilateral relations with other nations.

Baru, it maybe recalled, stirred a controversy through his controversial book, "The Accidental Prime Minister", in which he claimed that Dr. Singh's authority was repeatedly undermined by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.


'Transcendence' - stylish off-beat film

'Transcendence' - stylish off-beat filmFilm: "Transcendence"; Cast: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Paul Bettany, Cillian Murphy, Kate Mara, Cole Hauser, Morgan Freeman, Clifton Collins Jr. and Cory Hardrict; Director: Wally Pfister; Rating: ***

A tragic love story, constructed on the foundation of, "heal the planet for a better future for all of us", "Transcendence" gives an insight of what would happen to the primitive organic life or "the soul after death".  In other words, it is the scientific and technological interpretation of life after death.


Internet use to ward off depression among elderly

internet-use-elderly-peopleNew York, April 18 : Are you in your 60s and surf internet for better vacation deals or finding old friends on social networks? Keep surfing as research reveals that internet use among the elderly can reduce the chances of depression by more than 30 percent.

"That is a very strong effect.  And it all has to do with older persons being able to communicate, to stay in contact with their social networks, and just not feel lonely," said Shelia Cotten, a Michigan State University professor of telecommunication, information studies and media.


Myanmar gets $4 bn foreign investment

Myanmar gets $4 bn foreign investmentYangon, April 18 - Myanmar got $4.107 billion foreign investment in the fiscal year 2013-14, up from $1.4 billion in 2012-13, media reports said Friday.

The foreign investment in 2013-14 covered manufacturing, energy, oil and gas, mining, hotels and tourism, real estate, livestock, fishery and agriculture, Xinhua quoted the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration as saying.

China was the largest investor, followed by Thailand and China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


Believe it! These females have penises

Believe it! These females have penisesLondon, April 18 - It may sound obnoxiously bizarre but these females have penis-like organs that leave males gasping for more. They even mate for an impressive 40-70 hours!

In a first such case, researchers have discovered cave insects in Brazil with rather novel sex lives.

The insects belonging to the genus Neotrogla are the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitals.


China's home price growth decelerates

China's home price growth deceleratesBeijing, April 18 - Home prices in major Chinese cities grew at a slower pace in March, with fewer cities reporting month-on-month price gains, authorities said Friday.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said out of a statistical pool of 70 major Chinese cities, 56 saw month-on-month gains in new home prices last month, down from 57 in February, reported Xinhua.

For existing homes, prices increased in 42 cities in March, also down from 46 in the previous month, the data showed.


Audi A3 named 2014 'World Car of Year'

Audi A3Melbourne, April 18 - Audi A3 has been named the 2014 ' World Car of the Year' after being voted by 69 jurors from 22 countries at the New York Motor Show.

The Audi A3, which beat Mazda3 from Japan to win the title, was among five German cars that won in different categories making it Audi's second win in 10 years, News. co. au reported.

Audi's North America president Scott Keogh exclaimed that Audi A3 has only been on sale three weeks and already it's "off to a flying start" and Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi added that the major award win is an achievement for the whole company.


NASA`s Kepler Space Telescope finds Earth's twin

Kepler Space TelescopeWashington, Apr 18  : NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has discovered what is supposed to be the first planet of Earth's size that reportedly orbits a star in the "habitable zone".

Paul Hertz, NASA's Astrophysics Division director said that the discovery of Kepler-186f was a momentous step toward finding worlds like planet Earth.


Lee Westwood clinches first-round lead at 2.75 mln-dollar Malaysian Open

Lee WestwoodJohannesburg, Apr 18 - British golf ace Lee Westwood has surged to a first-round lead of the Malaysian Open on Thursday with a seven-under par 65, maintaining his solid performance from last week's US Masters.

Westwood, who managed a seventh-place finish at the Masters on Sunday, stumbled out of the blocks in Malaysia with a bogey on his first hole of the day, although he later fired eight birdies and kept a clean card the rest of the way.


China's next five-year plan eyes deepening of reforms

China's next five-year plan eyes deepening of reformsBeijing, April 18 - China's top economic planning body Thursday said that it has started to formulate the 13th Five-Year Plan for the period 2016 to 2020, with focus on deepening reforms, Xinhua reported.

"China's development has entered a new phase and is facing both unprecedented opportunities as well as risks and challenges," said Xu Shaoshi, head of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), at a work conference Thursday, marking the start of the drafting of the plan.


I love my body: Kate Upton

Kate UptonLos Angeles, April 18 : Model Kate Upton says that like every woman she has "moments of insecurity", but she loves her body and is proud of her frame.

She took to Twitter to express her thoughts, reports dailystar. co. uk.

"Unfortunately, what was said about my body is completely made up to try and drum up controversy where there is none. Like every woman I have moments of insecurity, but I love and an proud of it - every part of it - and I wouldn't change a thing," Upton tweeted.


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