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Not against student's freedom of expression: IIT Madras

Chennai, May 29 (IANS) We are not against students' expression of freedom, but expect them to adhere to certain guidelines, IIT Madras said on Friday after taking action against a student's group for distributing controversial pamphlets that could create an atmosphere of hate. In a statement issued by its spokesperson, the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) said that there wer...

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NASA captures close-up of dwarf planet Ceres

Washington, May 29 (IANS) An image of Ceres, clicked by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on May 23, shows the finer details of the dwarf planet. Ceres is the largest object in the main belt of asteroids between Mars and Jupiter. The spacecraft clicked the image at a distance of 5,100 km with a resolution of 480 meters per pixel and the image is part of a sequence taken for navigational pur...

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New DRDO chief takes over, scientists hail appointment

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Radar specialist S. Christopher took charge as the new director general of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and its secretary at on Friday morning, with the appointment being welcomed by defence scientists and officials. Christopher was on Thursday night appointed chief of the premier defence research agency for two years by the Appointments C...

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'Jigarthanda' director obtains stay on Hindi remake

Chennai, May 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj has obtained an interim injunction on the Hindi remake of his critically acclaimed Tamil film Jigarthanda, alleging the producer of cheating him by selling the remake rights without his knowledge. Reportedly, Jigarthanda producer Kathiresan sold the Hindi remake rights of the movie to Sajid Nadiadwala. As per the contract I signed...

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Rain likely in Karnataka on Friday

Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) Most of Karnataka's districts are likely to experience rain on Friday, an official said. The Met Office has forecast rainfall in 24 of the 30 districts, while it rained in 26 districts on Thursday. One person is suspected to have died in Kalaburgi district because of heat on Thursday, but this has not yet been confirmed. We cannot confirm if the d...

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Dharmendra may soon undergo shoulder surgery

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra may undergo shoulder surgery soon, his wife and actress Hema Malini said on Friday. Addressing Dharmendra's health scare, Hema said he is recuperating well, but necessary medical treatment has to be ensured. Just an update on Dharamji. He got admitted to Breach Candy to chk his blood count as he felt tired all the time & to chk h...

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Now, more Indian languages on Swiftkey

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) SwiftKey Keyboard for Android on Friday launched new adaptive layouts for Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi and Nepali languages, the company's official blog post said. These new layouts will allow our users to write more quickly and easily in these languages. This is another step in fulfilling our company mission that technology should adapt to users, not the oth...

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Project underway to make Agartala airport international: AAI Chief

Agartala, May 29 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is upgrading Agartala airport to international standards by providing world-class facilities, top official said here. The ambitious Rs.426-crore project is expeced to boost the northeast region's connectivity with Southeast Asia. All preliminary works have been completed. We will soon engage a project consultant to mak...

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Google introduces photo service

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Tech giant Google on Friday introduced Google Photos that will allow users to backup and store unlimited high-quality photos and videos for free. Google Photos -- a standalone product that gives users a home for all their photos and videos -- is aimed at helping users to organise, share and save what they think is important, the Mountain View-headquartered compa...

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No plans to make 'Mickey Virus' prequel: Director

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Writer-director Saurabh Varma has denied reports he is working on a prequel to Mickey Virus. It's not true, Varma told IANS when asked about the rumours. I keep getting offers to direct films based on Delhi, but nothing interesting has come across as yet. I don't want to just make a film for the sake of making it. Recently, a prominent producer approached me...

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R. Madhavan one of the most wonderful actors: Hirani

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has lauded R. Madhavan's performance in Tanu Weds Manu Returns. The director, who worked with Madhavan during 3 Idiots, feels that Madhavan is one of the most underrated actors. Madhavan is one of the most wonderful actors we have. I am happy that he is getting his share of praise. To match up the performance of a fabulous actor ...

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Shun cynicism to make more moolah

Washington, May 29 (IANS) Do you often feel that most of your colleagues or clients are dishonest and will exploit you? Get rid of this cynical attitude if you want to make more money in life. According to new research, holding cynical beliefs about others may have a negative effect on your income. We have established an association between cynicism and individual economic succes...

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Nawazuddin to play Pakistani journalist in 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui essays a Pakistani journalist in forthcoming Salman Khan starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which is scheduled to release on July 17. Nawazuddin plays an important role of a Pakistani journalist in the film, a spokesperson of the film confirmed. Nawazuddin and Salman will be coming together for the second time after Kick. The makers...

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'Paraguay ex-FIFA official to plead innocent once informed of charges'

Bogota, May 29 (IANS) A Paraguayan ex-FIFA official and former president of the South American football confederation (CONMEBOL) is still unaware of the charges supporting the United States Justice Department's request for his arrest and extradition. However, his attorney said that he will plead innocent once he is notified. Nicolas Leoz has stated that he rejects the accusations of corr...

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Two Indian American students Spelling Bee co-winners

Washington, May 29 (IANS) Two Indian American students have jointly won the Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of Chesterfield, Missouri, were declared co-champions on Thursday night, CNN reported. Vanya correctly spelt scherenschnitte and Gokul did likewise with nunatak. In this year's natio...

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No room for corruption, trust must be restored: Blatter

Zurich, May 29 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter has proclaimed before its 65th congressional meeting here that there can be no place for corruption of any kind in the organisation that he has led since 1998, and that the trust that has been lost must now be earned back. Ahead of the presidential elections here on Friday, Blatter spoke of how recent, difficult times have been unpreceden...

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Perception is that I had it easy: Jackky Bhagnani

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) Actor Jackky Bagnani, son of film producer Vashu Bhagnani, says the perception about him has been that his entry into Bollywood has been easy. But he asserts that it has not been an easy ride. Jackky, who was appreciated for his performance in Youngistaan, told IANS: The perception is that I had it easy, but it has not been an easy ride for me. So, finally to reach ...

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Typhoid control key to prevent gallbladder cancer in India, Pakistan

London, May 29 (IANS) Controlling bacterial infections responsible for typhoid fever could reduce the risk of gallbladder cancer in India and Pakistan, a team of scientists including an Indian researcher said. The findings establish the causal link between bacterial infection and gallbladder cancer, explaining why this type of cancer is rare in the West but common in India and Pakistan, ...

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Impulsive individuals at increased binge eating risk

New York, May 29 (IANS) If a little stress makes you a lot impulsive, you may be at an increased risk of binge eating or uncontrollable consumption of large amount of food in a short period of time, says a study. It is human nature to want some comfort after a bad day, but our research found that the tendency to act rashly when faced with negative emotions is a personality trait that can...

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French Open: Paes wins, Bopanna loses in mixed doubles

Paris, May 29 (IANS) Indian tennis player Leander Paes, partnering Swiss Martina Hingis, entered the second round while his compatriot Rohan Bopanna, with Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova, crashed out from the first round of mixed doubles at the French Open here. Eighth seeded Paes-Hingis totally outclassed Russian Alla Kudryavtseva and her Colombian partner Juan Sebastian Cabal 6-2, 6-3 to ent...

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