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Makers of 'Kashmora' use 360-degree camera rig

Chennai, May 30 (IANS) The makers of actor Karthi-starrer Tamil romantic-drama Kashmora claim theirs is the first Indian film to use a 360-degree omni-directional camera rig for shooting a particular sequence. First time we are using 360-degree omnidirectional camera rig for a particular sequence. Initially, plans were made to make use of computer generated work for this sequence, but we...

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Shilpa Shetty takes Bollywood to London via radio

Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty, who found popularity in Britain after winning a season of Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, has turned into a radio jockey to talk about Bollywood with the people in London. She will be on a special show on BBC Radio 2. The actress, who is married to businessman Raj Kundra, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share details of the show...

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'Gabbar Singh 2' goes on floors, Pawan to soon join

Chennai, May 30 (IANS) The much-delayed sequel to Telugu blockbuster Gabbar Singh finally went on floors on Friday at Malshej Ghats in Maharashtra. Actor Pawan Kalyan, who plays the lead, is expected to join the shoot soon. The regular shooting started on Friday. Some important sequences of the first schedule were shot in a special village set. Pawan Kalyan is expected to join the sets f...

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Lookup, and shop from home!

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Now shop from local stores in your vicinity via messages, courtesy Lookup LITE. Messaging app Lookup has introduced its SMS and WhatsApp version Lookup LITE, which helps users to chat with local stores in their vicinity and also with the its team of experts, that will be available to assist them in their purchase decisions. The app, which besides being fr...

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Regional cuisines to dominate in coming year: Chef Sanjay Thomas

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Regional cuisines and Indian fusion dishes will be the flavour of the coming year, as will the effort to wean away children from junk food, says Chef Sanjay Thomas, a 21-year veteran of the industry who has just come on board The Suryaa Hotel here as its F&B (food and beverages) director. There'll be no more multi-cuisine restaurants. It started with internat...

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Committed to one rank one pension: Modi

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that his government is committed to the long-awaited One Rank One Pension (OROP) for ex-servicemen. On OROP- the government is committed to OROP and there's no doubt about it, Modi said in a tweet. OROP relates to payment of uniform pension to defence forces personnel retiring in the same rank with the same le...

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Global climate set for change over decades: Study

London, May 30 (IANS) The global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades, shows a study by British scientists. The change is linked to cooling of the Atlantic, and is likely to bring drier summers in Britain and Ireland. The study is based on observational evidence of the link between ocean circulation and the decadal variability of s...

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NASA celebrates 50th anniversary of first US spacewalk

Washington, May 30 (IANS) Famous Hollywood actor Jon Cryer has given his voice to a new NASA film celebrating 50th anniversary of the first spacewalk by a US astronaut. On June 3, 1965, NASA astronaut Ed White became the first American to walk in space. NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the US' first extravehicular activity (EVA) -- better known as a spacewalk -- throug...

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Bolivia investigates FBF for alleged bribes linked to FIFA

La Paz, May 30 (IANS) The Bolivian government opened investigations against the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) for alleged bribes linked to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), a media report said on Saturday. Financial statements from FBF have been requested, said Bolivian Minister, Tito Montano to local media. The minister aims to determine the finan...

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Honor 4C handset: Higher RAM, better camera

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Huawei's e-brand Honor has launched its second lot of devices - Honor 4C, Honor Bee and a powerbank. Here we take a close look at its mobile handset Honor 4C priced at Rs 8,999: Design and colour: The Honor 4C feels more compact than any of its predecessors but is chunky. The back panel features the same texture finish that the Honor 4X comes with. The back pane...

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British police launch manhunt for prisoner who escaped jail

London, May 30 (IANS) Police have launched a manhunt for a violent prisoner following his escape from a high-security jail in Britain's Staffordshire county, media reported on Saturday. Haroon Ahmed, 26, escaped from Dovegate prison on Wednesday, Mirror online reported. Police suspect that Ahmed is in the Derby area where he has numerous connections. Officers on Friday ar...

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South Sudan political solution a must: Top UN peacekeeper:

United Nations, May 30 (IANS) The top UN peacekeeping official has called on the international community to give priority to finding a political solution to the crisis in South Sudan where Indian peacekeepers have come under crossfire and a colonel was injured amid a worsening situation. I have to regret that indeed a political solution is not making any progress, Herve Ladsus, the Under...

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France now heralds ecological revolution: All plastic bags to be banned

In month of May in 1789, the simmering debate between the bourgeoisie and the aristocracy on the proposed royal reforms sparked the French revolution. It quickly spilled all over the country. The 'commons' or so called 'Third Estate' started holding their own assembly. Within a space of six months, by December, prison of Bastille and palace of Versailles were stormed and the debate on new structu...

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One killed in suicide blast outside Pakistan stadium

Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) A sub-inspector was killed and six others injured after a suicide blast outside a stadium in Lahore where the second one day international (ODI) match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was ongoing, media reported on Saturday. Policemen stopped the bomber before he could enter the outer wall of the Gaddafi Stadium where he blew himself up on Friday night, killing th...

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Clear Saturday in Delhi

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius, normal for the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day ahead. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 42 degrees Celsius. The sky will be clear in the day. The maximum temperature for the day is likely to hover around 42 ...

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Brazil soccer chief 'perplexed' by graft claims

Rio de Janerio, May 30 (IANS) The president of Brazil's football confederation (CBF) Marco Polo Del Nero said he was angry and perplexed by the arrest of his predecessor Jose Maria Marin on corruption charges, reported media on Saturday. Del Nero addressed a packed press conference just hours after arriving in Rio from Zurich, where he was due to vote in the presidential election for wor...

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Why Congress doesn't give Manmohan the credit he deserves

The Narendra Modi government's chief economic advisor, Arvind Subramanian, has said that the rate of poverty reduction from 2005-06 to 2011-12 was the fastest in the country's history. The reason, according to him, was fast GDP growth. Rarely before has the Manmohan Singh government received such a handsome compliment on its performance. Although it has been known that an estimated 138 m...

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Mauritius president resigns

Port Louis, May 30 (IANS) Mauritius President Kailash Purryag has resigned from office, an official statement said. The statement said that Purryag sent his letter of resignation to the Speaker of the National Assembly of Mauritius on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Purryag was appointed president in 2012 by the island's previous Labour party government of forme...

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Re-elected Blatter faces an uphill task

Zurich, May 30 (IANS) The world soccer's governing body FIFA has been embroiled in a deep crisis as several senior officials, including FIFA vice president Jeffery Webb, were arrested on May 27 in Zurich, Switzerland ahead of the 65th FIFA Congress. Amid the biggest storm that has hit the 111-year-old organisation, Sepp Blatter was re-elected for the fifth time as the FIFA president at t...

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David Gandy to quit modelling

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) British model David Gandy says he's preparing to quit modelling to let the younger and fitter models have a chance. The 35-year-old has been posing in his underwear for more than a decade, but admitted that he wants to slowly fade from modelling into designing as he thinks he is getting too old, reports femalefirst.co.uk. It's 14 years now I have been d...

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