Two blows to head caused King Richard III's death on battlefield

King Richard IIIWashington, Sept 17 - Scientists after analyzing the skeleton of King Richard III have found that it was blows to his head at the Battle of Bosworth Field on Aug 22, 1485 that caused his death.

The research led by the University of Leicester in the UK gave a blow-by-blow account of the injuries inflicted on the King's body, and reveal that three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly, two to the skull and one to the pelvis.

McIlroy bags PGA of America Player of the Year award

Rory McIlroyWellington, Sep 17 - Rory McIlroy has been named winner of the PGA of America Player of the Year 2013-14 and has also won the Vardon Trophy for the stellar performance that he put up last year.

The 25-year-old Northern Irishman, who has claimed two major titles among his four wins worldwide this year, has claimed the two awards for the second time in three seasons, reported Stuff. co. nz.

The star golfer scored an adjusted average of 68.82 through 66 complete rounds, edging Sergio Garcia (68.95), who completed 61 rounds, for the Vardon Trophy.

Chinese President to begin three-day India visit from today

Xi JinpingAhmedabad, Sept. 17 - Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon on a three-day state visit.

He will be received by Gujarat Governor O. P. Kohli, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and her cabinet colleagues at Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport at around 2 p. m.

President Jinping, his wife and his entourage will be given a traditional welcome along with a guard of honour.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will welcome him in Vastrapur, after which, both leaders will hold talks.

Farhan was impressed with 'Porbazaar' script: Director

Farhan was impressedPanaji: Actress-director Manava Naik says Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar, who will be seen in a special appearance in Marathi film 'Porbazaar', agreed to be a part of the movie just after reading the script.

Manava is making her debut as a director with the film, which deals with child trafficking. "We needed somebody who is a thinker. We needed an actor who spreads social awareness. We were looking for someone more than just an actor.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus delivery may stretch on to October

Phone 6, iPhone 6 PlusNew York: With record pre-booking of four million units in the first 24 hours, Apple fans may have to wait for some time before they get their hands on the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as delivery is likely to stretch on to October.

Apple said it received a "record number" of first day pre- orders of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history with over four million in the first 24 hours.

Modi govt created favourable atmosphere for India: President

Modi govt created favourable atmosphere for India: PresidentHo Chi Minh City: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday had some words of praise for the new Indian government as he credited it for not only initiating steps to bring the economy on a better path but also for creating a "favourable" atmosphere for India across the globe.

The President, who abandoned his written speech for an extempore talk during the Indian community reception in this historic city of Vietnam, also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accomplishing a wonderful trip to Japan from where, he said, hopes of substantial Foreign Direct Investment are expected to be ploughed into India in the future.

Katy Perry leads EMAs with seven nominations

Katy PerryLos Angeles: Pop star Katy Perry has been leading this year's MTV EMA with seven nominations, including best song, best pop, best female best live and best US act.

Ariana Grande follows close behind the 29-year-old singer with six nominations, while new 'The Voice' coach Pharrell Williams and Aussie boy band 5 Seconds of Summer have five.

One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Eminem, Sam Smith and rising star Kiesza are nominated in four categories, reportedly.

Competing against Perry for the top best song ('Dark Horse') prize is Grande ('Problem' featuring Azalea), Eminem ('The Monster' featuring Rihanna), Williams ('Happy') and Smith ('Stay With Me').

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Sri Lanka

Xi JinpingKatunayake (Sri Lanka), Sept 16 : Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka Tuesday on a 23-hour-long state visit on the second leg of his three-nation South Asia tour.

Xi and his wife, Peng Liyuan, were received by Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife, Shiranthi Rajapaksa.

Xi will hold bilateral talks with Rajapaksa, and will oversee the signing of at least twenty agreements to build roads, highways and a port city adjacent to the Chinese-operated port in Colombo.

The highlight of his visit is expected to be the start of Chinese-financed Colombo Port City's construction, which has seen a 1.43 billion US dollar investment by China.

I have no regrets, says John Travolta

John TravoltaWashington, Sept 16 : John Travolta has revealed that he has no regrets related to his career, even about ' Battlefield Earth'.

The 60-year-old actor said that he had the power to do whatever he wanted and chose to do a book that he thought was worthy of making into a movie, and it's a good movie, the Daily Beast reported.

Travolta added that media confused the film with Scientology, which they did with 'Phenomenon', but that film is really the story of Jesus Christ and not about Scientology, and if he had to do it again, he would still do it.(ANI)

Jan Dhan Yojana "great opportunity" for "stressed" banking sector: Uday Kotak

Uday KotakNew Delhi, Sept 16 : Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's visionary 'Jan Dhan Yojana', Uday Kotak, Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited, said today that the financial inclusion scheme offered great opportunity for a "stressed" Indian banking sector.

Jennifer Garner and hubby Affleck have 'mindful' marriage

Jennifer Garner and hubby Affleck Washington, Sept 16 : Jennifer Garner has revealed that she and her husband Ben Affleck have a "very mindful" marriage .

The 42-year-old actress admitted that she's not interested in being courted by the 42-year-old actor on a regular basis and believes their relationship works because they allow for both family and personal time, Contactmusic reported.

She said that they are definitely in a very mindful place where they are making an effort to be together, do things at the same time and be loving towards each other. (ANI)

Study says India's entertainment industry to clock over Rs 227,000 crore by 2018

India's entertainment industryNew Delhi, Sept 16 : India's entertainment and media sector is expected to grow steadily over the next five years as per CII-PwC's latest report titled India Entertainment and Media Outlook 2014.

The industry is expected to exceed Rs 227,000 crore by 2018 growing at compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15 percent between 2013 and 2018.

In 2013, the overall entertainment and media industry was estimated to be Rs 112,044 crore and grew by 19 percent over the previous year. The largest segment, India's television industry, continued its strong growth momentum led by subscription revenues, representing a year-on-year growth of about 15 percent.

Marriage no 'golden ticket' for engaged Kate Hudson

kate hudsonWashington, Sept 16 Kate Hudson thinks it's not necessary for two people to get married as it's not a golden ticket to happiness.

The 35-year-old beauty, who's been engaged to rocker Matthew Bellamy for more than 3 years, told Women's Health magazine, that the long engagement didn't bother them as they knew they were committed and working towards it for as long as possible seemed "beautiful," People magazine reported.

The 'Bride Wars' star added that she knows it from her parents, Goldie Hawn and her longtime love, Kurt Russell, who aren't married, that wedding was only "piece of paper" demanding commitment.

Rodgers says Liverpool squad 'not daunted' by CL return

Brendan RodgersLondon, Sep 16 : Liverpool football team manager Brendan Rodgers has told his squad to drink in the glory of their return to the Champions League, but also urged his surprised players to realise they are back in Europe's elite competition as one of the most exciting teams in there.

Liverpool welcome Bulgarian champions Lodogorets this evening, as Anfield hosts an elite European night for the first time in five years, and their proud coach insisted they are not out simply to take snaps and enjoy the occasion.

'Modi Wave' is over, says Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind KejriwalNew Delhi, Sept 16 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the 'Modi Wave' was over and that the message of the bypoll results is that people have realized the truth.

Kejriwal said, "The 'Modi Wave' is over. People have realized the truth that is the message of today's poll results."

"The picture is clear today, the rise in corruption and inflation in these last 100 days has shattered the hopes of the people. People have been cheated," he added.

In Uttar Pradesh, BJP has won one seat while leading on two while the Samajwadi Party has won eight seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Will Luke Evans be next 'James Bond?'

Luke EvansNew Delhi, Sept 16 : 'Dracula Untold' star Luke Evans is reportedly set to take over the role of popular British spy James Bond.

According to Universal Pictures India, with Daniel Craig ready to bid farewell to the character after completing a successful stint of three 007 franchise films, it is said that the 35-year-old Irish actor may take over the epic role.

Evans had stated that the role was fantastic and very coveted for any actor of his generation and he would love to play the part.

'Neurotic' Keira Knightley is more chilled out as she 'doesn't Google herself'

Keira KnightleyLondon, Sept 16 : Keira Knightley has revealed that she was pretty neurotic and took everything far too seriously till the age of 25 as she used to " google herself."

The 29-year-old actress said that she found it difficult to step back from the criticisms and was taking it very personally because she couldn't figure how to be open emotionally, the Mirror reported.

The 'Bend It Like Beckham' star, who admits getting parts because of the way she looks, added that there was a certain kind of realization of what one has control of and one doesn't, which made her finally come to terms with who she is and how she looks.

Apple releases new tool to remove U2's songs

AppleLondon, Sep 16 - Apple has released a tool to delete U2's new album Songs of Innocence from the users' iTunes account six days after the company started giving away the music for free.

Some users complained about automatic download of songs from U2's album to their devices.

According to the BBC, Apple's new tool to delete offers a one-click removal button.

U2 band members earlier offered their new album 'Songs of Innocence,' for free to 500 million users of Apple's iTunes.

U2 had collaborated with Apple in the past, however, the terms of the deal for the iTunes release are not known. (ANI)

Rosetta's lander set to target 'Site J' on comet for touchdown

Rosetta ESALondon, Sep 16 - Rosetta's lander Philae will target 'Site J' on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for its landing, it has been reported.

Site J was on the "head" of the comet, an irregular shaped world that was just over 4 km across at its widest point. The decision to select Site J as the primary site was unanimous. The backup, Site C, was located on the "body" of the comet.

The 100 kg lander has planned to reach the surface on 11 November, where it would perform indepth measurements to characterise the nucleus in situ, in a totally unprecedented way.

Oil companies hold 35 paisa cut in diesel, 55 paise hike in petrol

OilNew Delhi: Diesel prices, for the first time in over 5 years, should have been cut by 35 paisa on falling global rates but oil companies have decided to hold on to the rates pending a government decision on deregulation.

Under-recovery or the difference between retail price and its imported cost on diesel was 8 paisa per litre in the first half of September. The under-recovery in the second half has turned into over-recovery or profit of 35 paisa per litre.

"Naturally, when there is an over-recovery or profit, rates should have been cut but oil companies are holding the price line as they await a clear decision from the government on diesel price deregulation," an official said.

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