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'Naaigal Jaakirathai'- Entertaining, but beware of cliches

Film: Naaigal Jaakirathai; Cast: Sibiraj, Idoh (a Belgian Shepherd); Director: Shakti Soundar Rajan; Rating: *** There are some genuinely good and bad moments in Naaigal Jaakirathai. As promised, the makers went on to credit the dog, Idoh, a Belgian Shepherd first in the title card, which is a sweet gesture (good part), but only to later give it a hero tag (bad part) and make it do every...

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End dynastic rule: Modi in Jammu and Kashmir

Kishtwar (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday exhorted the people in this Jammu and Kashmir town to unshackle themselves from the yoke of dynastic politics. Modi said that Jammu and Kashmir had been held hostage by two families for over 50 years - without naming either the Congress or the National Conference. One family rules and robs the sate ...

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DAC clears mounted gun system for Indian Army

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) Saturday cleared the acquisition of the 155mm/52 caliber mounted gun system for India Army for Rs.15,700 crore, an official said here. The proposal entails procuring 814 gun systems. The decision was taken at the DAC meeting chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. It was the first DAC meeting chaired by Parrikar...

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I always wanted to be a leading man: Arnold Schwarzenegger

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) For Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger, the journey towards success was not easy. The actor says that it was his vision that helped him reach the top as you don't get to the top by accident. I always wanted to be the leading man. I believe if you think big you will end up big. You need to have a clear vision and then go after that vision. I shot for the ...

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Bihar woman leaves husband's house for lack of toilet

Patna, Nov 22 (IANS) A woman in a Bihar village has left her husband's house after he failed to construct a toilet. She has returned to her parents' house and made it clear that she will not return until the toilet is built. She has also submitted a written petition at a women's police station here demanding her husband construct a toilet. Babli Devi, 20, left the house early thi...

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When Shah Rukh attended Arpita's wedding reception

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who attented Salman Khan's sister Arpita's sangeet ceremony, also made an appearance at her reception. After a starry wedding at Hyderabad, newly-wed Arpita and Ayush Sharma had a star-studded reception at hotel Taj Lands End here Friday night. Shah Rukh came late for the reception and if the reports are to be believed, the superst...

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Destroy militant camps, BSF tells Bangladeshi counterpart

Agartala, Nov 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has asked its Bangladeshi counterparts to destroy militants' camps and hideouts within the latter's territory, an officer said here Saturday. Around 57 camps and hideouts of northeast India militant groups still exist in different parts of Bangladesh. We have asked the BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) to dismantle these camps and to ta...

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Burj Khalifa, the site for world's highest selfie

London, Nov 22 (IANS) Taking the selfie phenomenon to a new level, a 47-year-old British photographer captured an image of himself on top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world. Taking the selfie atop the 2,723 ft skyscraper, Gerald Donovan could well have taken the world's highest selfie, The Telegraph reported. A UAE-based photographer, Donovan use...

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Vishal Bhardwaj teams up with Meghna Gulzar

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who considers Gulzar as his mentor, is now working with the noted lyricist, poet and writer's daughter Meghna Gulzar. Fresh from the success of award-winning Haider, Bhardwaj is now busy with a film directed by Meghna. I've written a film for Meghna Gulzar. It is being shot right now. I am also doing the music for it, he told repor...

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'Exodusa' my biggest project: Ridley Scott

Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Ridley Scott, popular for his work in Gladiator, Aliensa and Prometheus, says his upcoming English film Exodus: Gods and Kings is the biggest project of his career even budget-wise. In terms of the metaphorical aspects, yes, this is the biggest project I've done. Even budget wise, it's probably the biggest, yeah. But I didn't approach it as my biggest...

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Leopards in human areas not conflict animals: Study

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Leopards in human areas are not always stray or conflict animals but residents with strategies to thrive in human dominated areas, says the first GPS-based study of leopards in India. The study, which delved into the secret lives of these big cats, suggests that policy makers need to rethink India's leopard management strategies. Leopards apply tactics to...

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Harry Baweja to again direct son Harman?

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Harry baweja, who launched his son Harman with Love Story 2050, says he will again direct him in his next venture. Yes I will be directing him in my next, Harry told IANS. Harry is currently enjoying the success of his film Chaar Sahibzaade and says he was not expecting this kind of reaction from the audience. I was not expecting this kind...

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How tweets can gauge unemployment levels

London, Nov 22 (IANS) How people tweet during day and night can be used to gauge unemployment levels, a new study suggests. Data analysis of Twitter activity can actually determine how many people in a given geographic area are unemployed, researchers from Cornell University said. The immediacy of social media may also allow governments to better measure and understand the effect...

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Early warning may not save lives during earthquakes

Bangalore, Nov 22 (IANS) Proposals for an earthquake Early Warning System (EWS) for India -- similar to the one successfully tested during the recent quake in California -- is mired in a scientific controversy. The EWS detects the initiation of an earthquake and issues warning alerts of possible forthcoming ground shaking. When a 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook the ground below Ca...

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Liverpool plan to sign West Bromwich's Berahino

London, Nov 22 (IANS) Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants Saido Berahino to solve his goalscoring problems in January. The Reds boss has identified the West Bromwich Albion (WBA) striker as the man he wants to add goals to his misfiring forward line. And Rodgers is pushing for a deal to happen when the transfer window reopens in six weeks, reports Daily Mail. WBA are desperat...

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28 killed in Kenya attack

Nairobi, Nov 22 (IANS) At least 28 people were killed Saturday in an attack on a bus in Kenya's Mandera county, authorities said. A group of over 100 armed men stopped the Nairobi-bound bus and ordered everyone out at around 5.30 a.m., Xinhua quoted Mandera Deputy County Commissioner Elvis Korir as saying. We were told that 100 armed men stopped the bus just after it left Arabia ...

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Abducted Tripura girl rescued in Bihar

Agartala, Nov 22 (IANS) Bihar Police have rescued a 16-year-old girl kidnapped from Tripura and arrested her abductor, police said here Saturday. A married young man kidnapped the girl Sep 4 and took her to Bihar, an officer said. Acting on a tip off from Tripura Police, Bihar Police Friday rescued the girl and arrested her abductor Premananda Biswas from Gaya district, the offi...

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Borussia coach Klopp opens door to EPL move

London, Nov 22 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has opened the door to an English Premier League (EPL) move by admitting that England is the only other country in which he would work and that he would happily talk with interested clubs. Klopp will bring his team to the Emirates Stadium here Tuesday for a Champions League match against Arsenal Thursday and is regarded among the...

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Industrialisation, urbanisation killing elephants in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) The status of National Heritage Animal to elephants has done little to save them, and at least 427 jumbos have perished in the last seven years in Odisha. Though the state claims it has taken steps to protect the animal, experts say industrialisation and urbanisation are the main reasons for elephant deaths. Elephants are continuously barging into human habitat...

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Tooth enamel fast-track found in humans

London, Nov 22 (IANS) Researchers in Britain have found a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies. The incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby's development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester. Incisors are ready to erupt after birth, at approximately six months of age, when a b...

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