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'Terminator Genisys' a treat for Schwarzenegger's fans

Film: Terminator Genisys; Language: English; Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke; Director: Alan Taylor; Rating: **1/2 This film is based on characters designed by James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd from the Terminator series which began way back in 1984. A battle for survival between the nearly-extinct human race and Cyberdyne Systems' world-spanning synt...

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DNA repair method prevents disease

Moscow, July 4 (IANS) A team of Russian researchers has discovered a mechanism of DNA repair that will help prevent and treat diseases in the future. The DNA molecule is chemically unstable, giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signalling and repair are needed. The damage of the DNA, if not repaired, leads to accumulation of mu...

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Rajinikanth rejected 'Drishyam' remake due to two scenes

Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth rejected an offer to star in the Tamil remake of Malayalam blockbuster Drishyam because he feared two particular scenes in the film would not have gone down too well with his fans. According to a source, Drishyam director Jeethu Joseph also agreed with Rajinikanth. Rajinikanth sir really liked the story when he heard it. Jeethu felt he...

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Prabhudeva to soon produce a Tamil film

Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Filmmaker Prabhudeva is all set to produce a yet-untitled Tamil actioner featuring actors Jayam Ravi and Vijay Sethupathi. The film will be directed by Lakshman of recent hit Romeo Juliet fame. Prabhudeva will produce the film. Jayam Ravi is already on board while talks are still going on with Vijay Sethupathi, who is keen to join the project, a source told IANS.

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Mahrashtra farmer suicides: Yavatmal collector summoned

Nagpur, July 4 (IANS) The Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has summoned the Yavatmal collector over the spate of suicides reported among Kolam tribal farmers of this district in the past few months, an activist said here on Saturday. The notice follows a complaint lodged by Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti President Kishore Tiwari mentioning how the state government has floute...

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LG G4 review: Near perfect flagship

Remember the time WWE superstar Rey Mysterio became world champion? Can you deny the electricity the Mayweather-Pacquiao contest generated? Well, a David-Goliath battle is being fought at camp Android. LG's newest smartphone - the G4 - is the best example. The electronics major released the phone at Rs.51,000 ($805) in an attempt to gain the title of the best Android smartphone brand that is curr...

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90 percent of Hindi voters sealed Indira Gandhi's fate

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS/IndiaSpend) If the majority rule were to apply, the crow should be our national bird, not the peacock. A quote attributed to the Tamil leader C.N. Annadurai during a protest speech in 1962 against the imposition of Hindi as a national language, 13 years before the imposition of emergency by Indira Gandhi. Annadurai went on to become the chief minister of Madras in 1967, ga...

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Hema Malini discharged from hospital

Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) Film actress and BJP MP Hema Malini was on Saturday discharged from a hospital where she was undergoing treatment after a car crash in which a two-year-old girl was killed, hospital officials said. She was admitted on Thursday evening after she sustained injuries when her Mercedes Benz car rammed into another car coming from the opposite direction, leaving a two-yea...

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Will the Dalai Lama ever return to Tibet?

Book: H H the Dalai Lama XIV: My Appeal To The World; Compiler: Sofia Stril-Rever, Publisher: Hay House; Pages: 400; Price: Rs.399 A paean to the Dalai Lama on his 80th birthday on July 6, the tussle between realpolitik, idealism, fight for justice and an unwavering hope for peace run through the book. The collection of speeches is historically textualised by Sofia Stril-Rever, a scholar...

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Eat tree nuts, stay slim

New York, July 4 (IANS) Including tree nuts in your daily diet could be an easy and inexpensive way to stay slim and fit, suggests a research. Tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts. The study of more than 14,000 men and women found that tree nut consumers were 25 percent less likely to be obese and 21 per...

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Electrical stimulation reverse spinal cord injury

Sydney, July 4 (IANS) A short-term electrical nerve stimulation therapy can reverse spinal cord injury-associated nerve damage, potentially improving the benefits of current and emerging rehabilitation treatment. A team of researchers from The University of Sydney in Australia examined if an intensive, short-term nerve stimulation treatment could improve peripheral nerve function after s...

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Rainy Saturday expected in Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 4 (IANS) Rain and thundershowers would occur at most places in Karnataka, an official from the meteorological department said on Saturday. The met department advised fishermen against venturing into the sea as strong winds are likely to blow along the Karnataka coast. Karnataka capital Bengaluru would experience a generally cloudy sky with light rain in some areas...

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Amarnath Yatra: Third batch begins journey

Jammu, July 4 (IANS) Another batch of around 2,000 pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra left from here on Saturday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley. The third batch of 1,849 pilgrims, including 406 women and 25 children, left Jammu in buses, taxis and private vehicles in a convoy for the Shri Amarnathji Yatra today (Saturday), a senior police official told IANS here.

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Pakistan train accident: 19 bodies recovered from canal

Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) The bodies of all the 19 people who died when four coaches of an army train fell into a canal while crossing a bridge in Pakistan's Gujranwala district have been recovered, a media report said. Pakistan Railway teams pulled out three coaches from the water. The train's locomotive, however, could not be retrieved. Four army officers were among the dead and...

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Confident about renewed energy in India-US ties: Modi

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the people of US on the occasion of their 239th Independence Day and said he was extremely excited and confident about the renewed energy in India-US ties. Dearest sisters and brothers of US, on the occasion of Independence Day, I convey my warm wishes to you all. The ties between India and US are time tested and c...

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Sunny Saturday in Delhi

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature settling a notch below the season's average at 26.6 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast a partly cloudy day ahead. The maximum temperature would hover around 38 degrees Celsius, an official of the India Meteorological Department said. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 63 percent.

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McEnroe says struggling Nadal needs a new coach

London, July 4 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Rafael Nadal, whose dismal season continued with a second-round loss this week at Wimbledon, needs a new coach to overcome his struggles, American former tennis great John McEnroe said in an interview with BBC Radio 5. Nadal is one of the great champions -- a class act. He plays with a lot of effort and energy but, dare we say, is it time for some fresh ...

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Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC

Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) At least five guerrillas were killed when they tried to sneak into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. A soldier too was killed in the gunbattle. The incident took place in the Uri sector of the Baramulla district when Indian troops noticed suspicious movement on our side of the LoC yesterday (Friday).

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Serbian footballer Gogic dies after training

Beijing, July 4 (IANS) Serbian Goran Gogic, a player with China's second division club Qingdao Hainiu FC, died of cardiac arrest after a training session. He was 29. On Friday, Gogic was rushed to a hospital after he collapsed on the club bus after a training session. He was declared dead later at the hospital, reported Xinhua news agency. The hospital hasn't identified the exact...

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SC ban on 'voracious' mining saved Goa: CM

Panaji, July 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court ban on the voracious iron ore mining in Goa may have saved the state from ecological peril, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said. At a book release function in the state capital late Friday, Parsekar said though mining was necessary to fuel the state's economy, it was also necessary to simultaneously maintain an ecological balance. It...

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