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An app that predicts your age

London, May 3 (IANS) Is Katrina Kaif older than Ranbir Kapoor? How old is Deepika Padukone? Well, you could lay all such queries to rest with this new app that predicts the exact age of an individual. The app, How-Old.net, predicts how old you are when you upload a picture of yourself. The app has gone viral in the past couple of days, reported mirror.co.uk . So to know how old K...

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Delhi HC asks for report on police attack on acid victims

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked Delhi Police to file response along with last year's December 18 CCTV footage of some acid attack victims who were allegedly subjected to custodial violence at Parliament Street police station here. Justice Rajiv Shakdher asked Delhi Police to ascertain the correct position and file the footage of CCTV cameras. Earlier, the c...

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Facebook to give you control over data sharing

New York, May 3 (IANS) If you are bewildered by the expanse of data that many apps and websites have about you, relax. Facebook is about to give you greater control, now, over how much data you want to share with others. Also, apps that Facebook determines are asking for unnecessary information from users could have their data access revoked. A new version of Facebook Login, to b...

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Windies want quick end to England innings, says Blackwood

Bridgetown (Barbados), May 3 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Jermaine Blackwood has said the West Indies are focused on wrapping up the England second innings early on Sunday, the third day of the third Test, as they chase a series-levelling victory at Kensington Oval. England finished the second day on Saturday tottering on 39 for five in their second innings - an overall lead of just 107 r...

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Guidelines for smart city project to be finalised next week

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The ministry of urban development will notify the guidelines for 100 smart cities project across the country next week, official sources here said. The union cabinet last week approved the Smart Cities Mission under which 100 new smart cities, which would promote adoption of smart solutions for efficient use of available assets and enhance the quality of urban lif...

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Was mentally prepared to bat at three: KKR's Russell

Bangalore, May 3 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Andre Russell has said he was mentally prepared to bat at number three against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by seven wickets with two balls to spare in a rain-affected match that was curtailed to 10-overs per side. Russell b...

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Aamir Khan heartbroken over rising toll in Nepal

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) A week after Nepal faced a 7.9-magnitude earthquake, the toll has crossed the 7,000 mark and made many heartbroken, including Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan. The Taare Zameen Par star, 50, has shown concern over the rising deaths in the quake-hit country and asked his followers on Twitter to help the affected children by donating. I visited Nepal recently, an...

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HC notice to Centre, Delhi government on maternal health schemes

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Taking strong note of the failure of the maternal health schemes, the Delhi High Court has sought to know from the central and Delhi governments the measures they have taken in this regard. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to the central and Delhi governments asking them to indicate the measures they have taken on working such schemes and gaps in them, and t...

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Indian-origin clerk in US shot dead

Washington, May 3 (IANS) An Indian-origin store clerk who was shot in the face in the US state of South Carolina has died, a media report said. Mradulaben Patel was shot at a store in Anderson County Thursday night. She died on Saturday, WSPA news reported. The woman was found lying on the floor by a customer. County deputies said the suspect -- a black male, wearing a wh...

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Pyres give Pashupati Nath Temple an eerie glow

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Dusk has begun to fall and Thakurnath Nepal, puffing on a beedi, sits opposite a funeral pyre. The pyre makes a crackling sound when he tries to stoke it with a thick wooden stick so that the body is burnt completely. Nepal, 60, is tired of helping the families at the ghat of the revered Pashupati Nath Temple here. But he is heart-broken too on seeing bodies afte...

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InterContinental checks into Chennai with Crowne Plaza

Chennai, May 3 (IANS) Global hospitality major InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has set its foot here with its upscale brand Crowne Plaza signing up with Adyar Gate Hotels Ltd, a senior official said. We found IHG like us, hungry for business and our interests matched. IHG is strong in room reservations and has over 4,800 hotels under its fold. It has a young and energetic team. There...

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Konkona's 'Kadambari' screened at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Actress Konkona Sen Sharma's Bengali film Kadambari was screened for President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium here. The 35-year-old plays Kadambari Devi, who was Rabindranath Tagore's sister-in-law, in the Suman Ghosh's film, which was screened for the President on Friday. So honoured to have a screening for 'Kadambari' at Rashtrapati B...

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'Uttama Villain': Terrific meta film on stardom, mortality

Film: Uttama Villain; Cast: Kamal Haasan, Andrea Jeremiah, Pooja Kumar, K. Balachander, K. Vishwanath, Urvashi, M.S. Bhaskar, Parvathi Menon and Jayaram; Director: Ramesh Aravind; Rating: **** The film opens in a theatre as the camera captures the frenzied mood of fans waiting to watch the latest release of superstar Manoranjan, played by Kamal Haasan. In the movie within the movie, in s...

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Ancient Mayan city unearthed

Washington, May 3 (IANS) Archaeologists have mapped an early Mayan city, revealing the city used a unique grid pattern. Archaeologists working at Nixtun-Ch'ich' in Petén, Guatemala, have found that the city, which contains flat-topped pyramids, may be dated back to 600 B.C. and 300 B.C., a period when the first cities were being constructed in the area. No other city from the M...

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'I Am Mr. Mother' emotional drama on male pregnancy: Director

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) I.A. Siddique says his Bollywood debut directorial I Am Mr. Mother is about a pregnant man, but there is more to it than just pregnancy. Male pregnancy has been portrayed on screen, but they were all comedies. My film is a gripping tale of a pregnant man, but the pregnancy is not the only thing about the movie, Siddique told IANS. It is a dark, emotional stor...

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Bingham, Murphy to fight for world title

Sheffield, May 3 (IANS) Stuart Bingham beat Judd Trump 17-16 in a thrilling semi-final to set up a final showdown with 2005 winner Shaun Murphy at the snooker world championship here. The 38-year-old Bingham, who had previously never been in the last eight, led Trump 13-9 before the evening session on Saturday. But the 25-year-old Trump, the 2011 finalist, pulled it even at 16-16 with ba...

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Bengaluru lake foaming shows urban wetlands under threat: CSE

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on Sunday said that recent phenomenon of foaming of lake Varthur in east Bengaluru shows that the wetlands in the city as well as urban India are under a serious threat. The foam is the result of the water in the lake having high content of ammonia and phosphate and very low dissolved oxygen. Essentially, this i...

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Argentina invokes Gandhi over disputed islands with Britain

Addis Ababa, May 3 (IANS) With Argentina still going through sovereignty disputes to reclaim the Malvinas, South Georgias and South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime areas with Britain, the South American country is applying the way of Mahatma Gandhi's 'ahimsa' - truth, love and fraternity - that brought independence to India. Argentina has learned from Gandhi to be patient a...

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An abode for affluent seniors at Shivalik

Dehradun, May 3 (IANS) You are touching 60 and had a stellar career. You earned enough to take care of the rest of your life, luxuriously. You've also travelled far and wide. Now, you want to retire for life in a tranquil place, yet with a somewhat engaging life. So where do you go? One such place is nestled in a picturesque 14-acre plot surrounded by sal forests, near Tons river...

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Why you should love coffee

Melbourne, May 3 (IANS) Did you know that the ubiquitous coffee is also a good antioxidant that kills damaging free radicals in our body? Researchers from Monash University in Australia, in collaboration with Italian coffee roasting company Illycaffè, have conducted a comprehensive study on how free radicals and antioxidants behave during every stage of the coffee-brewing process, from ...

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