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Anirudh Ravichander to debut in Telugu films

Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Young composer Anirudh Ravichander, who has mostly worked in Tamil films, will be making his Telugu language debut with a yet-untitled upcoming project of filmmaker Trivikram. Our new project with Trivikram will feature Nithiin and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in lead roles. Anirudh has been roped in to compose music, while Nataraj Subramaniam will man the camera, read a s...

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In Jaipur, gorge on pyaz ki kachori

Jaipur, Aug 31 (IANS) Think of this Rajasthani capital, think of food, and it's a dead heat between dal bati churma for a meal and pyaz ki kachori or (onion kachori) - a spicy round flattened ball made of refined flour and filled with onions, garlic and potatoes. Soaring onion prices - it sells for around Rs.70 a kilo against Rs.30 a month ago - have had nary an impact and the savoury is...

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Odisha police arrest another godman, his two sons

Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) A self-styled godman and his two sons have been arrested following public outcry over his alleged wrong-doings and an FIR lodged by a social activist, police said on Monday. Police arrested Surendranath Mishra and his sons from the controversial Trahi Achyut Ashram situated on the outskirts of state capital Bhubaneswar in the early hours of Monday. Police also ...

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Rana Daggubati to play naval officer in his next

Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Actor Rana Daggubati, who is basking in the success of Baahubali, will reportedly be essaying the role of a naval officer in his next yet-untitled Telugu project about the mysterious sinking of the PNS Ghazi submarine. To be directed by 31-year-old debutant Sankalp Reddy, the film will explore the events that paved way to the sinking of PNS Ghazi, a Pakistan-deploy...

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Andhra legislature pays tributes to Kalam

Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Both houses of the Andhra Pradesh legislature on Monday paid rich tributes to former president of India A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died last month. Members in both the assembly and legislative council observed two-minute silence as a mark of respect to the late leader after legislators paid rich tributes, recalling his services to the nation. Chief Minister ...

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New drug to treat apathy linked to schizophrenia

London, Aug 31 (IANS) An investigational drug may provide effective treatment for the negative symptoms associated with schizophrenia such as social withdrawal, lack of emotion, and apathy, show results of a phase-three clinical trial. The drug cariprazine has been developed by Hungary-based pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter. The positive symptoms of schizophrenia can be cont...

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Modi greets Malaysia on Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the people of Malaysia on their Independence Day. Greetings to people of Malaysia on their Independence Day. We cherish our deep-rooted ties with Malaysia, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), in a tweet, cited Modi as having said. ...

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Lucky to have worked in 'Paayum Puli': Aishwarya Dutta

Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Dutta considers herself extremely lucky to have worked with stars such as Vishal Krishna Reddy and Kajal Aggarwal in upcoming Tamil actioner Paayum Puli so early in her career. Working alongside Vishal and Kajal in the beginning of my career is a big boost. I consider myself so lucky for this opportunity, Aishwarya, who plays Kajal's sister in the...

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Ileana offered Rs.1.5 crore for item number?

Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Actress Ileana D'Cruz has been reportedly offered Rs.1.5 crore for an item number in actor Ram Charan's upcoming Telugu actioner Bruce Lee. Ileana was approached with the offer worth Rs.1.5 crore. It was for a special song in 'Bruce Lee'. The actress is yet to give her nod, a source from the film's unit told IANS. Being directed by Srinu Vaitla, the film al...

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Dortmund take over top position in German Bundesliga

Berlin, Aug 31 (IANS) Dortmund defeated Berlin 3-1 to reclaim the top-spot from Bayern while Bremen edged Monchengladbach 2-1 clinching their first win of the season at the closer of the third round in Bundesliga on Sunday. Thomas Tuchel's men earned their third consecutive win to reclaim the top spot due to the better goal difference in comparison to rivals Bayern Munich. Meanwhile, Her...

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Dialogue only after all issues put on agenda

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistan prime minister's advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs, has said Islamabad will not resume dialogue with New Delhi unless all bilateral issues were placed on the agenda. Security advisor-level talks between India and Pakistan could not be held due to India's pre-conditions, Radio Pakistan cited him as saying in an interview.

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SC declines plea seeking Salman Khan's bail cancellation

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking cancellation of bail of film star Salman Khan who was convicted and sentenced in a hit and run case. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu declined the plea by one of the alleged victims associated with the case and belonging to Mumbai Police. The petitioner had challenged the Bomb...

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Firmly committed to Asia: Belgian insurer Ageas

Brussels, Aug 31 (IANS) Belgium's largest insurance company Ageas said it remains firmly committed to Asia after announcing the sale of its Hong Kong life insurance business. Announcing the sale on Sunday to asset management firm JD Capital for 1.23 billion euros (about $1.38 billion), Ageas said it plans to focus its Asian activity on six growth markets -- China, Malaysia, Thailand, Ind...

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Indian democracy facing greatest dangers since Independence: Author Nayantara Saghal

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Nayantara Sahgal, India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's niece, who is known for not holding back any punches, says India is facing the gravest danger to democracy under the current BJP dispensation. Our country is facing the destruction of the very idea of India as a great, multi-religious, multi-cultural civilization. We are facing the gravest danger w...

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New insight into how brain processes visual cues

Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain for processing visuals are pruned through neural development. This knowledge may, however, be wrong, scientists from Virginia Institute of Technology have discovered. Retinal neurons associated with vision generate connections in the brain -- and as the brain develops, it strengthens and maintains some of t...

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Australia's inflation below central bank target

Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) Australia's inflation rate is staying below the central bank's two-percent-to-three-percent target, TD Securities said on Monday. TD Securities is a Canadian investment bank and financial services provider that offers advisory and capital market services to corporate, government, and institutional clients worldwide. Australian consumer prices were up 0.1 per...

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New Asian highway section becomes operational

Yangon, Aug 31 (IANS) The Myawaddy-Thinggan Nyenaung-Kawkareik section of the Asian highway linking India, Myanmar and Thailand has been put into service, the media reported. Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and Chairman of the Kayin National Union General Saw Mutu Sae Po attended an inaugural ceremony of the service on Sunday, Xinhua repo...

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Slovak aviation event: Vintage planes draw visitors

Bratislava, Aug 31 (IANS) Nice weather, vintage aeroplanes and American Black Hawk helicopters attracted thousands of visitors to the Slovak International Air Fest SIAF 2015 in Sliac in Slovakia. No one can imagine SIAF 2015 without historical aircraft. The most admired ones are Czech Avia B-33 and the legendary British Spitfire. The military aircraft Avia-B33 was licence-built a...

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Australian house price growth sees slowdown

Sydney, Aug 31 (IANS) The growth in price of housing in Australia's capital cities has slowed, according to preliminary figures from analytics firm CoreLoigic RP Data. The growth rate data, to be released on Tuesday, suggests to only 0.5 percent gain in August after gains of 2.8 percent in July and 2.1 percent in June, Xinhua reported on Monday. Head of Research at CoreLogic RP D...

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Injured Sharapova pulls out of US Open

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the US Open on Sunday due to a leg injury. The tennis tournament starts here on Monday. The 28-year-old Russian and the World No.3 has not played since Wimbledon following injury. Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this year's US Open. I have done everything possible to be read...

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