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Graphics work delaying release of 'Yamaleela 2'

Chennai, Oct 23 (IANS) Filmmaker S.V. Krishna Reddy says the delay in the release of his Telugu fantasy drama Yamaleela 2, is due to the need for lot of computer graphics. We completed shooting nearly two months ago. The graphics work is taking a lot of time, but we should be done by this month end. If all goes well, we plan to release by November, Krishna Reddy told IANS. If the...

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Kim wants daughter to work hard for money

Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says her daughter North West will have to work for what she wants. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, married to rapper Kanye West, shared her plans for her daughter in an interview with London's Evening Standard magazine, reports eonline.com. I was saying that earlier to my friends, 'I wonder what (North's) first ...

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Men's groups resent move to empower women panel

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Men's rights groups, fighting for shared parenting in case of divorce, Thursday protested the central government move to empower the National Commission for Women (NCW) with powers to direct police to arrest the accused in crimes against women. In a missive to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Bangalore-based NGO Child Rights Initiative for Shared Parenting (CRIS...

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World Cup 2015 organisers look for 1,500 net bowlers

Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) With barely four months to go for the cricket World Cup 2015, the event organisers in Australia and New Zealand are looking for 1,500 net bowlers to help the participating teams in training during the One-Day International (ODI) tournament. Chief executive of the World Cup 2015 Local Organising Committee, John Harnden said tournament organisers are working with all o...

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Olive oil healthier for fried foods

London, Oct 23 (IANS) Love fried food? Try olive oil as it withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several other seed oils to yield healthier food. The researchers deep- and pan-fried raw potato pieces in four different refined oils - olive, corn, soybean and sunflower - and reused the oil 10 times. They found that olive oil was the most stable oil for deep-frying at ...

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Skin patches may replace traditional blood test

London, Oct 23 (IANS) A team of researchers has designed and successfully tested, for the first time, a small skin patch that detected malarial proteins in live mice. It could someday be adapted for use in humans to diagnose other diseases too. Simon R. Corrie and colleagues said that while blood is rich with molecular clues that tell a story about a person's health, withdrawing ...

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Modi condemns terror attack in Canada

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday condemned the terror attack on the Canadian parliament and pledged to strengthen cooperation with Ottawa to combat terrorism. I strongly condemn the attacks on the Canadian military personnel in Quebec and Ottawa and the shooting in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa, Modi said in a statement released by the external affairs m...

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'Poojai': All action, no soul

Film: Poojai; Cast: Vishal Krishna Reddy, Shruti Haasan, Sathyaraj, Mukesh Tiwari, Soori, Radikaa Sarath Kumar, Thalaivasal Vijay, Jayaprakash; Director: Hari Gopalakrishnan; Rating: ** Gopalakrishnan has written Poojai with the mindset that anything that comes from his camp will be lapped up by audiences, no matter how good or bad it is. After all, he's the master of commercial entertai...

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Vizag Steel Plant donates Rs.5 crore for cyclone relief

Visakhapatnam, Oct 23 (IANS) Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) Thursday donated Rs.5 crore for relief works in cyclone-hit areas of north coastal Andhra. Rashtriya Ispat Nagam Limited (RINL), the corporate entity of VSP, has donated the money to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. P. Madhusudan, chairman and managing director of RINL, Thursday presented the cheque through union Urban...

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Separatist strike hits Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life here and in the Kashmir Valley Thursday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into Jammu and Kashmir. Public buses went off the roads in Srinagar but private vehicles as well as autorickshaws continued to ply although in fewer numbers, residents and officials said. Security was tight in this summer capital of J...

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The answer to water scarcity might be in the air

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 23 (IANS/EFE) A Brazilian engineer has designed a machine capable of producing 5,000 litres of drinking water a day by condensing humidity from the air and processing it to make it suitable for human consumption. Since 2010, Pedro Ricardo Paulino has sold 200 of his Wateair devices introduced to the markets just as the southern Brazilian state of Sao Paulo entered a c...

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Light drinking sharpens memory for people above 60

New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Research shows that if you are above 60, having a drink or two could sharpen your memory. A team of researchers found that for people, aged 60 and above, who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher episodic memory - the ability to recall memories of events. Moderate alcohol consumption was also linked with...

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No Diwali sweets exchange at Attari border

Amritsar, Oct 23 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Thursday did not exchange sweets and greetings with their counterparts Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali. This is the second time within this month that the border guards of both the countries have not exchanged sweets during their festivals. Both sides broke the tradition and did not exchange sweets and greetings o...

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'Kaththi': Unrealistic and preachy

Film: Kaththi; Cast: Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Satish; Director: A.R. Murugadoss; Rating: **1/2 If you've seen A.R. Murugadoss's Ramana, you are likely to agree that his Kaththi is just a stylish version of the former made on a lavish budget, bigger star, bigger issue, prettier heroine (with no scope for performance) and a lot of melodrama (plight of farmers). <...

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Drug to restore hearing loss being developed

New York, Oct 23 (IANS) Boosting the production of a key protein, called NT3, could help restore hearing loss caused by noise exposure and normal ageing, a research found. The protein plays an important role in maintaining communication between the ears and brain, the findings showed, offering scientists a target to develop drugs that might boost NT3 action or production. We bega...

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Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: report

Manila, Oct 23 (IANS) Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday. The UAE government, about to take up an influential new role in the International Labour Organization (ILO), has failed to adequately protect female domestic workers - many of them from the P...

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Goa government clips anti-graft judge's power; decision challenged

Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) A senior anti-corruption judge's power to hear corruption-related cases has been suddenly clipped and divested two weeks after he made a critical observation against the police while deciding a graft case in which the Goa chief minister is an alleged accused, triggering a controversy here. A notification issued by the state government last week divesting Judge P.V. ...

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Mayor, wife behind attack on Mexican students

Mexico City, Oct 23 (IANS/EFE) The mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala and his wife were behind the Sep 26 attacks on teachers that left six people dead and 43 students missing, the Attorney General's office said. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam Wednesday said at a press conference that the mayor, Jose Luis Abarca, ordered police to attack the students to prevent them from ...

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No Diwali in 50 Kashmir villages

Jammu, Oct 23 (IANS) Residents of more than 50 border villages in Jammu and Kashmir cannot celebrate Diwali Thursday. They have been told that the lamps they light will guide Pakistani forces to target them. The diktat means that the festival of lights will pass without earthern lamps and electric lights - and of course firecrackers - in these villages in Jammu, Samba and Kathua district...

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Bollywood stars' Diwali plans

Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) It's family time for Bollywood celebrities like Ayushmann Khurrana, Kalki Koechlin and Sushant Singh Rajput this Diwali. Here's how they and other stars are celebrating the festival of lights Thursday: Sushant Singh Rajput: I am with my family in Delhi for Diwali. Spending time with my niece and nephew after a long time. Ayushmann Khurrana: Last year...

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