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Kareena Kapoor’s favourite diet plan!

The fuss surrounding Kareena Kapoor and her diets will never fade, or so it looks. During the shoot of Ra.One we heard that Bebo was having milk shakes and maple syrups at odd hours to ward off cold and fatigue

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Life in Iran–on-nuclear families

IT WAS the first time in 15 months that Iranian envoys had met the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. Their talks in Istanbul on April 14th were cordial, though the sole agreement was to carry

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Work on key road launched in Badakhshan

Construction work on a 75-kilomentre road was launched in northeastern Badakhshan province on Sunday, officials said. The 5-metre wide road that connects Maimi and Shaghnan districts is being constructed at a cost of $15 million by the Ministry of Rural

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Europe pressured to reform economy

IMF says that EU must cut debt burdens, make bold economic reforms and stabilise financial systems to restore growth. World powers have pressured Europe to take strong measures to fix its debt-heavy economy and restore growth to a level that

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Parliament Approves Federal Budget

Afghanistan’s House of Representatives finally approved the budget for the current fiscal year on Saturday after having rejected it twice in the past month. This year’s budget for 1391 was approved after the Ministry of Finance made changes to the

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Finland's Nokia shaken by $1bn loss

Phone maker rings in 2012 with one of its worst ever quarters, citing tough competition and a rapidly evolving industry. Mobile phones maker Nokia has suffered a $1.2bn net loss in the first three months of the year, blaming tougher-than-expected

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Finland’s Nokia shaken by $1bn loss

Phone maker rings in 2012 with one of its worst ever quarters, citing tough competition and a rapidly evolving industry. Mobile phones maker Nokia has suffered a $1.2bn net loss in the first three months of the year, blaming tougher-than-expected

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Katrina to play lead role in Korean remake?

Following a spate of South remakes, Bollywood looks like it’s turning its focus on foreign movies for remakes and also the latest news is that Bosco of the choreographer duo Bosco-Caesar fame is going to be directing the remake of

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UK offers £10bn loan to the IMF

The IMF says it has received firm commitments of more than $430bn. The money is to help economies in trouble and includes just under £10bn ($15bn) from the UK in loans to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It is part

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Nestle having 'challenging' 2012

The world’s biggest food group Nestle has reported rising sales but says it is having a “challenging year”. The Swiss company said its sales in the first three months of 2012 were 21.4bn Swiss francs ($23.4bn; £14.6bn), up 5.6% from

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Nestle having ‘challenging’ 2012

The world’s biggest food group Nestle has reported rising sales but says it is having a “challenging year”. The Swiss company said its sales in the first three months of 2012 were 21.4bn Swiss francs ($23.4bn; £14.6bn), up 5.6% from

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Microsoft quarterly profits beat expectations

Microsoft’s profits in the three months to the end of March dropped slightly but the results still beat analysts’ expectations after a surprise rise in sales of its Windows operating system. The world’s largest software firm made a net profit

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Yale University Charmed By Chubb Fellow Shah Rukh Khan!

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan enthralled the students of Yale University as he came to the Ivy League institution as a Chubb Fellow, one of its top honours. A crowd gathered outside the Shubert Theatre early in the afternoon and

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More Afghan Houses Brightened

Nearly 1,000 of families in the Paghman district of central Kabul province were extended electricity, officials said on Thursday. The power was distributed to families in Pracha village of Pashaee valley after the installation of three transformers, which had the

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Germany's Audi buys Italian motorcycle firm Ducati

Volkswagen’s Audi arm has bought Italian motorcycle firm Ducati for an undisclosed sum. The 20-member supervisory board of Europe’s largest carmaker agreed to add a 12th brand to its portfolio. The purchase will be completed when approval from the necessary

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Germany’s Audi buys Italian motorcycle firm Ducati

Volkswagen’s Audi arm has bought Italian motorcycle firm Ducati for an undisclosed sum. The 20-member supervisory board of Europe’s largest carmaker agreed to add a 12th brand to its portfolio. The purchase will be completed when approval from the necessary

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How military spending has changed in the past decade

WORLDWIDE military spending was flat in 2011 compared with the year before, according to data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, a think-tank, but this masks some significant changes. America, Western Europe and Latin America, which between them make up

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Japanese exports rise as car shipments surge in March

Japan’s exports rose in March, boosted by a surge in shipments of cars as the sector continues to recover from last year’s natural disasters. Car exports rose 33.6% from a year earlier, with overall exports up by 5.9%, latest trade

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Saif Ali Khan’s Daughter Sara to Play in Bollywood

Actor Saif Ali Khan has always been in news either for his films or due to his affair with Kareena Kapoor. But, now we are here to take a sneak peak at Saif’s family life, that includes his ex-wife Amrita

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Afghanistan’s Sectors Worth Investment

1. Agriculture and agriculture-related industries Agriculture is a fundamental means of livelihood in Afghanistan, generating 50% of the country’s GDP and supporting 85% of its people. The climate of Afghanistan is well suited for the cultivation of horticultural crops and

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Afghanistan’s Sectors Worth Investment

1. Agriculture and agriculture-related industries Agriculture is a fundamental means of livelihood in Afghanistan, generating 50% of the country’s GDP and supporting 85% of its people. The climate of Afghanistan is well suited for the cultivation of horticultural crops and

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Tweaking policies to push Afghan trade agenda

 To push Afghanistan’s economic agenda, several national-level trade bodies urge the government to introduce a series of policies — including levying taxes on imports to formation of an independent authority for industrial parks’ development. Besides, they also want to showcase

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Coca-Cola sales boosted by emerging markets

Coca-Cola has reported higher quarterly sales thanks to strong growth in emerging markets. The US soft drinks giant announced a 6% rise in operating revenue to $11.14bn (£6.98bn) in the first three months of the year on the same period

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Transit Fee for TAPI Gas Pipeline Agreed

Afghanistan, Pakistan and India have agreed on a transit fee for a multi-billion natural gas pipeline project, a Ministry of Mines official in Kabul said on Tuesday. The 1735-kilometre pipeline, known as Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) project, will run from Daulatabad through

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25 firms to compete for gold, copper extraction

Officials at the Ministry of Mines on Tuesday said 25 international companies would compete for the exploration and extraction of gold and copper from four reserves. Mohammad Jawad Omar, a spokesman for the ministry, said the companies had been short-listed

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