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Tap a tattoo to unlock this smartphone

New York, July 24 (IANS) Do you know that an average person takes 2.3 seconds to unlock smartphone and this happens usually 39 times a day? What if a tattoo can unlock your smartphone and save you from the exhausting process again and again? With Motorola X smartphones, users can now unlock the phones by tapping it against a digital tattoo. The digital tattoos are about the size ...

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'Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda's arrest a drama'

Bhubaneswar, July 24 (IANS) The outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist has said the July 18 arrest of top rebel leader Sabyasachi Panda in Odisha was a state-sponsored drama. Ajay, who claimed to be the spokesman of the CPI-Maoist's Andhra-Odisha border special zonal committee, in a statement Wednesday said Panda was working for the state government and police after his expulsion from ...

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20 students killed as train hits school bus in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) At least 20 students were killed and 10 injured when a school bus carrying them collided with a train at a railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana Thursday, police said. The accident occurred at Masayipet in Veldurthi mandal of Medak district, about 70 km from here, when the bus of a private school was taking the students to the school located at Toopran...

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'Aal' first Tamil film shot at India-China border?

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) The makers of upcoming Tamil thriller Aal, the remake of Hindi movie Aamir, have claimed that the film happens to be the first in the language to be shot at the India-China border in Sikkim. They have also shot in some of the busiest locations here. Some important portion of the film was shot at the Indo-China border in Sikkim. No other Tamil film has ever been sh...

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Atletico welcome back Cardoso, hints at Torres's return

Madrid, July 24 (IANS) Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says he is delighted that Portuguese midfielder Tiago Cardoso has made a U-turn to re-sign with the club while at the same time dropping a big hint that local hero Fernando Torres would be welcome back at the Vicente Calderon. Tiago gave Atletico a major boost when the key midfielder signed a new two-year contract earlier th...

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I've found my own stardom in southern cinema: Vidyut Jammwal

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) In southern cinema, actor Vidyut Jammwal may have only played villainous roles so far, but he says after sharing screen space with some superstars such as Ajith, Suriya and Vijay, he feels like a star in the industry. Since I work in Bollywood as well as southern cinema, I feel I have been recognized in both the industries. I have my fan following. It's a double w...

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Brazilian president exonerated in probe of refinery deal

Brasilia, July 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's federal audit tribunal has said that President Dilma Rousseff bore no responsibility for state-controlled oil giant Petrobras's ultimately disastrous acquisition of a US refinery in 2006. Rousseff, who was serving as chief of staff for then President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, sat on the Petrobras board at the time of the deal. Investigating ...

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Contador rules out Vuelta return

Madrid, July 24 (IANS) Spanish cyclist Alberto Cotador has confirmed that he will be forced to pull out of this year's Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race as a result of the injury he suffered recently in the Tour de France. Contador had been among the favourites to win the Tour, especially after last year's winner Chris Froome was forced to withdraw from the race with a broken w...

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Frenchman Mathieu beefs up Barca defence

Madrid, July 24 (IANS) French central defender Jeremy Mathieu was all set to fly out to Peru with Valencia when the La Liga club sealed a deal with Spanish giants Barcelona, invoking the buyout clause in the 30-year-old footballer's contract, for 20 million euro ($27 million). Mathieu has agreed to a four-year contract with the option of a fifth campaign with Barcelona, who have imposed ...

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Mutilated bear gets new lower jaw in Mexico

Mexico City, July 24 (IANS/EFE) A team of surgeons and veterinarians in Mexico implanted a titanium lower jaw in a bear that was mutilated, an official said. The bear, named Invictus, underwent surgery Sunday and already shows clear signs of recovery and has a big appetite, director of Mexico's Bioparque Convivencia Pachuca animal refuge Ericka Ortigoza told EFE news agency. We have even...

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Can't think of anything better than coaching Germany: Loew

Berlin, July 24 (IANS) Contrary to expectations that he would retire after the World Cup triumph, Joachim Loew will see out his contract and lead Germany into the Euro 2016. This was confirmed by the coach in an interview with DFB Wednesday, dispelling speculation in the German media that Loew would retire after steering Germany to their fourth World Cup title in Brazil, reports Xinhua.<...

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20 students killed as train hits bus in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) At least 20 students were killed and 10 injured when a school bus carrying them collided with a train at a railway crossing in Medak district of Telangana Thursday, police said. The accident occurred at Masyapet in Veldurti mandal of Medak district, about 70 km from here, when the bus of a private school was taking the students to the school located at Toopran. ...

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'Gopala Gopala' first look out on Krishna Janmashtami

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) If all goes as planned, then the first look poster of the Telugu remake of OMG: Oh My God, titled Gopala Gopala, will be unveiled on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami Aug 16. The film is likely to hit theatres during Sankranti next year. Since the film features lord Krishna in a prominent role, the makers believe releasing the first look on the auspiciou...

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Dunga names Brazil's assistant coaches

Rio de Janeiro, July 24 (IANS) Brazil's new coach Dunga has named former Internacional assistant manager Andrey Lopes as his deputy. Lopes had been his assistant at Internacional during Dunga's 10-month spell at the Porto Alegre club before it ended in October, reports Xinhua. Dunga also named his 1994 World Cup-winning teammate Taffarel as Brazil's goalkeeping coach. The...

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Blake to miss rest of the season after surgery

Kingston (Jamaica), July 24 (IANS/CMC) Former world 100m champion Yohan Blake will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery in Germany to repair a damaged hamstring muscle. The Jamaican sprinter damaged the muscle while competing at the Diamond League meet in Glasgow earlier this month, reports CMC. Right now he's on crutches, he needs to have an operation a coup...

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Fukushima steps up efforts to freeze radioactive water

Tokyo, July 24 (IANS/EFE) The operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has said it will accelerate the process of freezing irradiated water in underground tunnels. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) would thus comply with the requirements of Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), which has expressed concern over the delays in carrying out the work, Japanese s...

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Mainz sign Filip Djuricic from Benfica on loan

Berlin, July 24 (IANS) Mainz reinforced their squad with the signing of Serbia international Filip Djuricic, the German Bundesliga club has confirmed. The 22-year-old midfielder moves from Benfica to Mainz on loan for one season. Both sides agreed Wednesday to keep silence over further contract details, reports Xinhua. Filip Djuricic is a young player who worked his way up into a...

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Brazilian telecom giant fined for user privacy violation

Rio de Janeiro, July 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian telecommunications giant Oi has been fined 3.5 million reais ($1.59 million) for violating its users' privacy, authorities said. The Consumer Protection and Defence Department (DPDC) fined the fixed and wireless telephony and broadband internet company after determining that its customers' browsing data had been sold, the justice ministry said...

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Mobile app lets user play lead of 'Thirudan Police'

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) The makers of upcoming Tamil action-comedy Thirudan Police have launched a mobile application, which will allow the user to replace his or her face with that of the lead cast of the film. The face app has been launched in association with Mobi2Fun Mobile Entertainment Pvt Ltd. 'Thirudan Police' face app is a fun app for your entertainment. It can redefine ...

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Cloudy Thursday in Delhi

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) It was a cloudy Thursday morning here with a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, the season's average. The Met Office has forecast spells of rain in the day. The sky will remain cloudy with rainfall and thundershowers in some parts of the city, said an India Meteorological Department official. The day's maximum temperature is likely to hover aroun...

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