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'Ungli' not a typical Bollywood film: Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi says his forthcoming movie Ungli is not a typical Bollywood film, but he admits that some elements have been added to it to make it more mainstream. It ('Ungli') is not a typical Bollywood film, the 35-year-old said in an interview. (It is) A film having social relevance, along with other elements of society like corruption, where the com...

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BJD stalls Odisha assembly proceedings

Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) Members of the ruling BJD Monday stalled the Odisha assembly as they noisily protested against a controversial irrigation project that they say will sink some villages in the state. Soon after the house met, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) legislators entered the house waving banners and raising slogans denouncing the central government's green signal to the Polavara...

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IPR unique opportunity for 'Make in India' innovations: WIPO official

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) With Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) set to play a major role in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India campaign, Indian innovators and businesses need to opt for the Madrid System of trademark registrations to manage their portfolios internationally, an IP official said Monday. The International Registration of Marks (Madrid System) offers trademark (TM) ...

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New crew arrives at International Space Station

Baikonur, Nov 24 (IANS/TASS) A new crew joined their Expedition 42 crew-mates when the hatches between Russia's manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-15M and the International Space Station (ISS) officially opened Monday after a successful docking, the Mission Control Centre has said. The hatches were opened at 8 a.m. Moscow time. The Soyuz crew entered the ISS, a spokesman for the centre, located...

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Science bears witness to dog's love for master

New York, Nov 24 (IANS) Your dog loves you as much as you love it, researchers confirmed in a study that looked inside the brain of our canine friends using imaging technology. Not only do dogs seem to love their owners back, they actually see them as their family, the researchers found. Bonding with owners is much more important for dogs than other pets, lead author of the study...

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New polariser for more efficient LCD displays

New York, Nov 24 (IANS) Research led by an Indian-origin engineer has led to a polarising filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light. Polarisers are indispensable in digital photography and LCD displays, but they block enormous amounts of light, wasting energy and ma...

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President, PM condole Murli Deora's death

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday condoled the demise of veteran Congress leader and former union minister Murli S. Deora. In a condolence message to Deora's wife Hema, Mukherjee said: It was with profound sorrow that I learnt of the sad demise of Murli Deora, an esteemed colleague and long-standing friend. As a union ministe...

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Ryan Reynolds found his father 'scary'

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds says he found his father scary. Ryan was once specifically terrified of his dad's reaction to the ear piercing that he got when he was younger. Nevertheless, the 38-year-old, who now awaits his first child with his wife, Blake Lively, says that his father Jim worked tirelessly to provide full support to their family, reports contactm...

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No U-turn in democratisation process: Myanmar defence chief

Yangon, Nov 24 (IANS) Myanmar's Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing, has promised not to make any U-turn on the country's path to the democratisation process, media reported Monday. Meeting with members of the Myanmar Press Council (Interim) in Nay Pyi Taw, Min Aung Hlaing said the military would cooperate in accordance with law with any new governm...

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A million voters, 123 candidates in Kashmir poll first phase

Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS) A million voters will get to decide the political fate of 123 candidates who are in the fray in the first phase of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections to be held Tuesday. Poll campaign for the first phase ended Sunday evening as thousands of security forces and hundreds of poll officials started reaching polling stations in seven districts of the state where ...

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Taylor Swift gets raunchy at 2014 AMAs

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift got raunchy as she stripped off to show a tiny frock during her performance at the 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs) here. The 24-year-old, who usually maintains a demure demeanour during her live performances, ramped things up at the Nokia Theater Sunday, reports mirror.co.uk. While performing her new hit Blank Space for the very fi...

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Print photos from your smartphone, wirelessly

New York, Nov 24 (IANS) It is a scanner and printer not much bigger than a smartphone. The SnapJet scans images directly from your smartphone screen and prints them out on Polaroid 300 or Fujifilm Instax paper. Smartphone displays like iPhone's retina display have achieved amazing resolutions and they are all carefully colour corrected. The light emitted from them could produce a beautif...

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Congress not decided on insurance bill

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Congress Monday declined to reveal its stand on a bill that seeks to increase the cap on FDI in insurance, saying it will decide after a parliamentary panel gives its report. We will take a call on the insurance bill after the report of the select committee comes, party leader Kamal Nath told the media in parliament premises. The bill was sent to a se...

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Saradha scam: CBI quizzes former Assam minister

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Assam minister Anjan Dutta was Monday grilled by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam. Dutta, an MLA from Amguri, arrived at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office at the CGO complex here after being summoned by the agency. Dutta said he has been summoned to give details about his printing...

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More English test options for applicants for Australian visas

Canberra, Nov 24 (IANS) Applicants for an Australian visa now have more choice in English language testing with the addition of two new assessment options, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash said Monday. Temporary graduate, skilled, work and holiday, and former resident visa applicants are now able to take advantage of the changes. Applicants ...

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Permanent stress may lead to mental disorders

London, Nov 24 (IANS) Permanent stress can activate immune cells that can cause changes in the brain, leading to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, shows a study. The researchers focused mainly on a certain type of phagocytes, namely microglia. Phagocytes are large white cells that can swallow and digest microbes and other foreign particles. Under normal circumstances, micro...

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Two Indian-origin men jailed in Fiji for graft

Suva, Nov 24 (IANS) Two Indian-origin men, Mahendra Patel and Dhirendra Pratap, were sentenced to one year and six months in jail respectively over corruption charges by a court in Fiji Monday. Patel was former chairman of the Post Fiji, the national postal service of Fiji, Fiji Live reported. One more official of the Post Fiji, Peni Mau, has also been convicted and sentenced for...

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How flawed gene can cause deafness

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Researchers have found how mutations in a gene called Tmie can cause deafness from birth, suggesting new avenues for therapies aimed at restoring hearing. Underlining the critical nature of their findings, researchers were able to reintroduce the gene in mice and restore the process underpinning hearing. This raises hopes that we could, in principle, use ...

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We should've spent more time on 'Lekar Hum...': Dinesh Vijan

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) In retrospect, film producer Dinesh Vijan feels that investing more time on Lekar Hum Deewana Dil would have perhaps helped in favour of the film's box office performance. The movie, which marked the Bollywood debut of Armaan Jain and Deeksha Seth, turned out to be a dud. Asked what went wrong with the movie, Vijan said: I think we should have spent more tim...

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Sabarimala festival season begins on a high

Sabarimala (Kerala), Nov 24 (IANS) Five days after the famed Sabarimala temple opened this season, collections recorded have gone up by 22 percent as compared with the same period last year, according to temple authorities. It was last Monday that the temple doors opened to the pilgrims for the two-month-long Sabarimala festival season. Last season during the first five days the total co...

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