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'Welcome 2 Karachi' - troublesome twosome

Film: Welcome 2 Karachi; Cast: Arshad Warsi, Jackky Bhagnani, Lauren Gottlieb, Dalip Tahil and Ayub Khosa; Director: Ashish R. Mohan; Rating: ** Welcome 2 Karachi aka welcome to mediocrity, lacklustre humour and uninspiring performances. Director Ashish R. Mohan's film isn't welcoming. Two idiots, (thank god they were not three!), Shammi Thakur (Arshad Warsi) and Kedar Patel (Jac...

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McGrath to coach Australia's 'Gen-Next' in India

Melbourne, May 29 (IANS) Cricket legend Glenn McGrath will run his eye over the next generation of Australian pace bowlers next month when a contingent from the National Cricket Centre (NCC) travels to India for specialist preparation at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai. McGrath is a coaching director at the academy which will welcome a group from the National Performance Squad as well...

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Researchers find way to retrieve 'lost' memories

Washington, May 29 (IANS) Memories lost due to traumatic brain injury, stress, or diseases such as Alzheimer's may be retrieved by activating brain cells with light, shows a promising study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The findings by Dheeraj Roy and colleagues may help answer a fiercely-debated question in neuroscience. <...

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Guerrilla hideout busted in Jammu

Jammu, May 29 (IANS) Security forces overnight busted a guerrilla hideout in Jammu region's Reasi district and recovered arms and ammunition, an official said here on Friday. The security forces busted a terrorist hideout yesterday (Thursday) and recovered arms and ammunition from the higher reaches of Arnas in Reasi district, defence spokesman Manish Mehta told IANS. The operati...

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Fire at government office complex in Delhi

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A fire broke out on Friday at Udyog Bhawan that houses many government ministries, fire officials said. Four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the fire which was reported at 10.45 a.m., a fire department official told IANS. The reason behind the fire, which broke out in room number 570 on the fifth floor, was yet to be ascertained.

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Indian army colonel in UN peacekeeping operation injured in South Sudan

United Nations, May 29 (IANS) As the UN peacekeeping operations in South Sudan struggles with inadequate resources and widening mandates, an Indian Army colonel was injured in crossfire between two warring groups there Thursday, according to sources monitoring the mission in New York. They said the officer was injured in the region of the back of the neck, but not seriously, when a camp ...

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Haryana to regularise 3,000 colonies

Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) About 3,000 colonies in Haryana will be regularised and will be given basic facilities such as electricity and water connections, an official said here on Friday. The government has identified the colonies across the state where work is on under a special formula to regularize them, a government spokesperson said. He said the regularisation would pave th...

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Boeing is NASA's first choice for manned ISS mission

Washington, May 29 (IANS) NASA has placed its first order from Boeing for a commercial human spaceflight mission which will involve ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The order is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Transportation Capability Programme (CCtCap) that has given the first commercial crew rotation mission to the Boeing Company to launch its CST-100 astro...

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Intelligence is anti-evolutionary; good news for some of us

A new island appeared off the coast of Japan - and scientists are watching it to see evolution at work. So I was told. I was a bit dubious. Doesn't evolution take a while? The reader who sent me the report, Sunita Chau, admitted that the only biological entity on the island of Nishinoshima so far was bird poop. I suppose one can imagine bird poop evolving into extremely primitive...

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India can't do without coal, for now

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS/IndiaSpend) Coal generates over 75 percent of India's electricity and is among the cheapest energy sources available. Its main advantage over other feasible alternatives is that it is largely immune to interference from nature -- quakes, floods, droughts-economic vagaries and artificial accidents. India also generates electricity using natural gas, hydropower and nuc...

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Google seeks to expand Android OS beyond cellphones

Washington, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Multinational technology giant Google has announced its intention to expand its Android mobile operating system (OS) beyond cellphones. The company announced on Thursday its big product lines for the coming months at its annual conference of developers in San Francisco, where it presented its new version of the Android OS, which is already used in more than ...

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Suffering from 'Piku' syndrome? Don't sit on it

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) If you ask about the one thing that Amitabh Bachchan-starrer and now a Rs.100-crore-club member 'Piku' has done to the Indian masses, apart from entertaining them, is bringing into the public domain a topic that is taboo in social conversations but that almost everyone experiences or has been a chronic sufferer: constipation. The Motion Se Hi Emotion tagline has ...

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Tantrik lynched in Assam for beheading boy

Guwahati, May 29 (IANS) Simmering tension prevailed in Assam after a tantrik sacrificed a five-year-old boy to appease God and was later lynched by an irate mob, police said on Friday. The incident took place at Tarajuli tea estate in Assam's Sonitpur district on Thursday afternoon. Police said the boy was sacrificed in the temple built by the tantrik Nanu Mirdha to perform puja...

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Top Australian businesses back same-sex marriage

Canberra, May 29 (IANS) Some of Australia's biggest businesses on Friday posted newspaper advertisements supporting gay marriage. Corporations, including Google, Qantas Airline - Australia's flagship carrier, Optus - the country's second largest telecommunications company and the ANZ and Commonwealth banks, have put their names to a list of Australian businesses backing marriage equali...

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Partly cloudy Friday in Delhi

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) It was a sunny Friday morning here with the minimum temperature settling at 27 degrees Celsius, normal for the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a partly cloudy day with dust storms likely in some areas. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 42 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature for the day is likely to hover around ...

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Of travel, history and a good measure of science

What is it like to live out of a backpack, in budget lodgings, and travel along the coastline of the Indian peninsula for over six months? Experience British India get an insight into how Albert Einstein acquired a cult status or clue yourself about exciting careers like robotics. There's much the IANS bookshelf has for you this weekend. Happy reading! 1. Book: 1400 Bananas, 76 Towns and...

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Flamengo name former Brazil midfielder as coach

Rio de Janerio, May 29 (IANS) Flamengo named former Brazil midfielder Cristovao Borges as their coach until the end of the year, a media report said on Friday. The 55-year-old replaces Vanderlei Luxemburgo who was sacked on Monday after the club's poor start to the Brazilian Serie A season. During a press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Cristovao said it was the dream of any profes...

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Residents evacuated after volcano eruption in Japan

Tokyo, May 29 (IANS) At least 120 residents were evacuated to safety after a volcano erupted in Japan's Kuchinoerabu island on Friday. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued alerts demanding local residents to leave the island after it upgraded its warning from level 3 to level 5, the highest level of its volcano alert system, Xinhua news agency reported. A volcano had als...

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Australia says no to Blatter's FIFA re-election campaign

Canberra, May 29 (IANS) Football Federation of Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy said he will not vote for besieged FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Friday's presidential vote. President of the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) for the past 17 years, Blatter is running for a fifth term. He remains defiant in the face of growing pressure to step aside after...

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DRDO scientists welcome appointment of new chief

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) After being without a full-time chief for around four months, the appointment of a chief at the premier defence research agency DRDO has been welcomed by the scientists and officials. On Thursday night, the cabinet committee on appointments cleared the appointment of eminent scientist S. Christopher as director general of the Defence Research and Development Orga...

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