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'Deadpool 2' gets June 2018 release date

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) 20th Century Fox studio has set Deadpool 2 release date for a June 1, 2018. Ryan Reynolds returns as the foul-mouthed superhero with Josh Brolin as Cable in the superhero sequel. Shooting is expected to start in June this year, reports variety.com. Reynolds is also a producer of the films with Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returning al...

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World cranberry leader Ocean Spray eyes Indian market

Vancouver, April 23 (IANS) With Indians reporting high rate of urinary tract infections, the world's top cranberry producer Ocean Spray is eying the huge Indian market for its products. An egg-shaped dark red fruit native to North America, cranberry is a natural remedy or antibiotic for urinary tract infections and stomach ulcers. With annual sales of over $2.5 billon last year, ...

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Spielberg's Pentagon Papers film to release in December

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Steven Spielbergs untitled Pentagon Papers drama, which is rumored to star Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, will open in limited release on December 22. It will expand nationwide on January 12, 2018, a week after the Golden Globes broadcast, reports variety.com. Hanks is said to play Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, with Streep handling the role of publ...

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Indian Army's BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting not only in delays but also huge cost over-runs. Many of these projects are now being transferred to a fledgling state-owned company, the Na...

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Was fascinated by superheroes as a kid: Prabhas

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Prabhas, ahead of the release of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in which he plays a superhero-like character, says he grew up as a fan of popular superheroes such as He-Man and Superman. Even though I was very fond of superheroes such as He-Man and Superman from a very young age, I never thought of I would play such characters in my career. I need to thank S.S...

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Opt for stairs, not soda, to feel more energised at work

New York, April 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs at a regular pace is more likely to make you feel energised than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine -- about the equivalent to the amount in a can of soda. We found, in both the caffeine and the placebo conditions, that there was not much change in how they felt, said study co-author Patrick J...

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Grand reception awaits Modi in 'Queen of Hills'

Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A grand reception awaits Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to the Queen of Hills -- as Shimla was fondly called by the British colonial rulers -- this week to launch an air connectivity scheme and sound the poll bugle in the state, a BJP leader said on Sunday. This will be Modi's second visit to Himachal Pradesh since he became the Prime Minister in Ma...

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A comic book to boost forces' morale in Kashmir

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The 2001 attack on the Srinagar airport is the subject of the 10th illustrated comic book brought out by the CRPF, aimed at boosting the morale of the paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir. The multi-coloured comic book is one of 12 in the series titled Shaurya Gaathas (Valour Stories) involving Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, a force that has...

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Ram Gopal Varma takes dig at National Film Awards

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma made snide remarks at National Film Awards, saying superstar Aamir Khans decision to skip all award events points out at the losing relevance of the system in India. The director, who often gets embroiled in controversies due to his remarks, tweeted on Sunday that Aamir doesn't care to be measured by any Indian award committee in...

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Facebook Live killing: Funeral held for Ohio victim

New York, April 23 (IANS) A funeral was held for the man who was shot and killed on Facebook Live on Easter while he was walking on a street in Cleveland city of the US, a media reported on Sunday. The family of the 74-year-old victim Robert Godwin Sr gathered to in honour the man on Saturday, Fox News reported. Last week, 37-year-old gunman Steve Stephens used Facebook Live to b...

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Vin Diesel had 'secret script' for Groot

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Actor Vin Diesel, the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy and baby Groot in its sequel, says that he had a secret script where he was told what the talking tree was trying to say. Groot is ­always challenging to play. As an audience what you hear is, 'I am Groot', but he is expressing himself and you have to try and convey what he intends to say and hi...

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Nano-technology will soon make GM obsolete: M.S. Swaminathan

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Noted agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, hailed as the mentor of the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain, feels GM technology, which has generated much heat in the country, will soon become obsolete with the advent of nano-technology and other solutions. He also felt that it was very important that the loans of farmers ac...

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France goes to presidential poll amid high security

Paris, April 23 (IANS) Voting began on Sunday across France in the first round of the presidential poll, amid high security following a deadly attack in Paris three days ago. Socio-liberal Emmanuel Macron, right-wing Marine Le Pen, conservative Francois Fillon and leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon are the leading candidates alongside eight others vying to qualify for the second round on May 7, ...

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Hindutva activists attack police in Agra

Agra, April 23 (IANS) A minor squabble between two groups in Fatehpur Sikri spilled over to Agra on Saturday night as Hindutva outfits went on a rampage beating up police personnel and damaging vehicles. The activists were led by Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Fatehpur Sikri, Choudhary Udai Bhan Singh. They wanted the release of their party members against whom an FIR had been registere...

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Neelam Gill to accompany Justin Bieber for India gig

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Indian origin British supermodel Neelam Gill will be joining Grammy Award-winning singer Justin Bieber on his maiden India tour in May here. Bieber's highly anticipated India Purpose Tour will be held at DY Patil Stadium here on May 10. Gill, who has become a muse of international fashion house Burberry and another fashion brand Abercrombie & Fitch, i...

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Google tests 'Copyless Paste' in Chrome for Android

New York, April 23 (IANS) Google has introduced the first code for a new feature called 'Copyless Paste' in its Chrome app running on Android OS that will take data from Chrome usage and use that to improve the experience in other apps. Users can now enable 'Copyless Paste' in chrome://flags in Chrome Canary for Android, although turning it on might not do anything, a report in VentureBe...

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Regina excited about 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna'

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) Actress Regina Cassandra, who has teamed up with debutant Dileep Prakash in the upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual Hare Rama Hare Krishna, says she didnt have any qualms about working with a newcomer as the script got her excited. It's a script with difference. The story and screenplay have been written in such a way that it got me really excited. I really didn't ha...

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S. African band keen on collaborating with Indian artistes

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) South African industrial percussion act 1st Project, who are here for their maiden performance, said they are interested in collaborating with Indian artistes and that even after performing in over 25 countries, they love to perform for their favourite Indian audiences. The band, consisting of Andrew John Lingwood, Theodorus Hermanus Rosslee, Sybrand Johannes Van ...

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Indian tribal women's 'smart' ride to economic self-reliance

Sahebganj (Jharkhand), April 23 (IANS) Her thumbs flying fast over the touchscreen of her smartphone, Purnima Mahato, 35, of this tribal village in Jharkhand, has just discovered ease of doing business with her ubiquitous companion in an otherwise rocky entrepreneurial journey. Travelling long distances to market homemade pickles and papadum was always tough -- till she started using a s...

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Visually-challenged business achiever Srikanth Bolla eyes higher Forbes ranking

Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Forbes has named him in the list of super achievers from Asia under the age of 30 but visually challenged Srikanth Bolla is in no mood to celebrate. His goal is to get into the Forbes list of richest persons -- and he won't settle for anything less. Such is the determination of the 25-year-old, who was born blind and overcame all adversities to become the first...

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