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Rahman's son croons a song for 'Nirmala Convent'

Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman's son A.R Ameen has made his Telugu singing debut in upcoming film Nirmala Convent. Ameen has crooned a song for the film's protagonist Roshan. It's lovely and it has come out very well. The makers are very happy, a source from the film's unit told IANS. Last year, Ameen sang in his father's composition for Mani Ra...

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HP unveils new ink tank series for low cost printing

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Hewlett-Packard (HP) on Thursday unveiled the new HP DeskJet GT series -- wireless printers with ink tanks that can print thousands of pages in an efficient and low cost way. The new HP DeskJet GT series makes high quality and reliable printing more affordable, making printing and ink refill easy and fuss-free for small businesses that constantly look out for inn...

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Couch potato? Your brain may shrink as you age

New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Do you love to spend more time watching TV or movies and hate to exercise? Go hit the ground running as poor physical fitness in middle age may accelerate brain ageing in just two decades, warn researchers. We found a direct correlation in our study between poor fitness and brain volume two decades later which indicates accelerated brain ageing, said study author ...

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Mamata salutes Siachen braveheart

Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday paid homage to Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was dug out alive after being buried under ice for six days in the Siachen glacier. The soldier breathed his last at Delhi's Army Research and Referral Hospital where he battled for life for two days. He died at 11.45 a.m on Thursday. Saddened by news ...

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Ishrat Jahan was an LeT member, claims Headley

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistani-American terrorist-turned approver David Coleman Headley said on Thursday that Ishrat Jahan was a member of the women wing of terror outfit Laskhar-e-Taiba. Jahan was a LeT member, Headley said while deposing before special TADA Judge A. Sanap. Headley claimed that the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi informed him about a ...

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US sends n-submarine to South Korea

Seoul, Feb 11 (IANS) The US, in response to the recent space rocket launch by Pyongyang, has sent a nuclear-powered submarine to South Korea, a spokesperson from Seoul's Armed Forces said on Thursday. The USS North Carolina (SSN-777), a Virginia-class submarine with over eight years in service and with a cruising speed of 46 kph, can carry Tomahawk cruise missiles and submarine-launched ...

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Smart drones can help search for people lost in the wild

London, Feb 11 (IANS) Swiss scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software to teach a drone to autonomously recognise and follow forest trails to help rescue teams accelerate the search for people lost in the wild. While drones flying at high altitudes are already being used commercially, drones cannot yet fly autonomously in complex environments such as dense forests...

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Tennis unlikely to get serve and volley Grand Slam champion: Tim Henman

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The gradual slowing of playing surfaces, which has prompted players to adopt a pro-backline approach, means tennis is unlikely to get a serve and volley champion any time soon, bemoans former British No.1 Tim Henman. A serve and volleyer at heart, Henman reached the Wimbledon semi-finals four times and was a good exponent of that particular style of play. It was ...

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White House runners focus on battles ahead

Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) As rival presidential candidates turned to battles ahead, Republican Donald Trump basked in the glory of his huge win in New Hampshire as Democrat Bernie Sanders quickly cashed on his stunning win over Hillary Clinton. And after her 22 point blowout defeat at the hands of self-styled Democratic socialist, the Clinton camp sought to regroup focusing her campaign's energie...

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WICB, cricketers dispute WIPA's legitimacy in new deal

Port of Spain (Trinidad), Feb 11 (IANS) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and dissatisfied players have found themselves at odds over the legitimacy of the West Indies Players Association's (WIPA) role in negotiating players' contracts. This disagreement was highlighted in an exchange of letters between the West Indies Twenty20 Captain Darren Sammy and WICB chief executive Michael Mui...

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CarTrade sees better realisations from Chennai flood-hit cars

Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) The curtains on the Auto Expo 2016 at Greater Noida might have come down, but a different kind of auto-expo is on near here where flood hit cars are kept for inspection and sale. The online vehicle auction companies are happy as they claim to see better realisations from the sale of Chennai flood hit cars, said a senior official of online auto market place CarTrade...

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Focus on quality, not quantity, of food to stay slim

New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Have you come across a few people who never seem to worry about weight and yet manage to stay slim? One secret that works behind their seeming effortlessness may actually be a sharp focus on the quality of food that they eat, suggests new research. These results are encouraging because they imply that instead of putting restrictions on one's diet and avoiding favo...

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Diabetic drug may help treat cocaine addiction

New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Researchers have found that a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug currently used for obese patients and Type-2 diabetics has the potential to be used in the treatment of cocaine dependence. The drug, trade name Byetta, derives from a naturally occurring hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1, or GLP-1, which regulates feeding behaviour. In ...

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Construction labourer falls to death in UP

Lucknow, Feb 11 (IANS) One labourer was killed and another injured when they fell off an under-construction building here, police said. The injured labourer is battling for life in a hospital. The dead man has been identified as Rajendra. ...

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Bangladesh colts draw inspiration from senior cricket team

Mirpur (Bangladesh), Feb 11 (IANS) The Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team is greatly motivated by the achievements of the senior national team over the past year. The team's technical consultant Stuart Law said the youngsters were keen to perform feats similar to those of Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and his men, reports bdnews24.com. The youth team is marking Bangladesh's first semi-final...

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Abu Dhabi crown prince calls on president

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is on a three-day visit to India, on Thursday called on President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Indian hospitality, Arab warmth. President Pranab Mukherjee receives crown prince at Rashtrapati Bhavan, external affairs ...

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Love your health this Valentine's Day

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) With the day of love, Valentine's Day just around the corner, there is no better time to shower some love on your body, mind and soul. Ditch the unhealthy food you would usually indulge in on February 14 and opt for some delicious healthy alternatives that you can relish with your loved one. Health food brand Gaia's director Dolly Kumar shares how: * If ...

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Eagles members to unite for Grammy tribute to Glenn Frey

Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) American rock band Eagles' guitarist Glenn Frey, who was behind hit songs like Hotel California and Tequila sunrise, will be honoured at the 58th annual Grammy Awards when the late musician's bandmates will join close friend and collaborator Jackson Browne to perform a classic hit from the Eagles' songbook. Six-time Grammy winner Frey died following several hea...

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Farah Khan gets three million Twitter followers on triplets birthday

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) On the occasion of her triplets's eighth birthday on Thursday, choreographer-director Farah Khan's Twitter account hit three million followers. With her children Anya, Czar and Diva turning eight, Farah took to her micro-blogging site to share the news with images of her triplets. One image showed the time when the babies were born and another image showed t...

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Idris Elba might star in 'The Mountain Between Us'

Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) Actor Idris Elba is in talks to star in the upcoming romance drama The Mountain Between Us. Actors Charlie Hunnam and Rosamund Pike were previously attached to play the protagonist in the film, reports variety.com. The film will be directed by Hany Abu-Assad. The Mountain Between Us is based on Charles Martin's 2010 bestselling novel about a sur...

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