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Dhanush-Gautham Menon project titled 'Enmel Payyum Thota'

Chennai, Feb 9 (IANS) Actor Dhanush is all set to team up with filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon for a Tamil project said to be titled Enmel Payyum Thota, which is slated to go on the floors starting March. Gautham was to use this title for a project he was supposed to work with Suriya. Since that project fell through, he decided to go ahead and work on the same script with Dhanush with th...

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3D-printed liver tissue for drug screening created in lab

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) A team led by engineers at University of California-San Diego has 3D-printed a tissue that closely mimics the human liver's sophisticated structure and function. The new model can be used for patient-specific drug screening and disease modeling, thus helping pharmaceutical companies save time and money when developing new drugs. It typically takes about 12 ...

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Hyderabad doctor involved in firing on partner commits suicide

Hyderabad, Feb 9 (IANS) A doctor, who was on the run after opening fire on a fellow doctor on Monday in Hyderabad, committed suicide at his farm house on the city outskirts, police said. Shashi Kumar, 40, shot himself with his revolver at the farm house at Nakkalapalli in Moinabad mandal of Ranga Reddy district around midnight, police said. A police party, who had reached there a...

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This Tripura rapper fights discrimination with music

Guwahati, Feb 9 (IANS) Alcohol, women and parties are not his taste when it comes to rapping. Borkung Hrangkhawl, who hails from the northeastern state of Tripura and is a politician's son, likes to regale music lovers with songs that highlight issues like racism and discrimination that is widely faced by the people of the region. Singing about clubs, alcohol and ladies are part of rappi...

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Global warming likely to extend for thousands of years

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) In the absence of dramatic new global energy strategy, the damaging climate of carbon emissions will grow and persist for millennia, projects new research. Rising global temperatures, ice field and glacial melting and rising sea levels are among the climatic changes that could ultimately lead to the submergence of coastal areas that are home to 1.3 billion people t...

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Cameron expects stronger ties with China in 2016

London, Feb 9 (IANS) The Britain-China relationship will be greater this year after a golden year of 2015, Prime Minister David Cameron said here on Monday. Cameron said this at a reception in his office attended by about 100 representatives from Britain and China to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of pros...

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Separatists call for shutdown on Afzal Guru's death anniversary

Srinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) A protest shutdown called by the separatists on the third death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on Tuesday adversely affected life across the Kashmir Valley as authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city. Shops, public transport, and other business establishments remained closed here and all other major cities and towns in the Val...

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Key Indian equity indices lose further ground on global concerns

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Despite official forecasts of a decent growth of the Indian economy during the current fiscal year, key stock market indices continued to lose ground on Tuesday, in line with global cues, amid extended holidays in most Asian markets for the lunar New Year. The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened significantly lower at 24,076.85...

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US committed to help India bring Mumbai attackers to justice

Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Following Pakistani-American Lashkar-e-Taiba operative David Coleman Headley's testimony in a Mumbai court, the US has reiterated its commitment help India bring to justice those responsible for the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The US Justice Department had made Headley now serving a 35-year sentence in Chicago, available by video link to a court in Mumba...

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Men spend more than women on Valentine's Day: Survey

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Amid the growing craze for Valentine's Day celebrations, men end up spending more to pamper their loved one than women, reveals a survey. Giftease.com, an Indian gifting portal conducted the online suvey with 3000 respondents across different age groups (18 to 45 years) from metropolitan cities to decode the country's passion for Valentine's Day, which falls on Fe...

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26/11 attacks planned one year in advance, reveals Headley

Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley revealed in a Special Court that the dastardly 26/11 attacks in Mumbai was planned out over a year in advance by various groups and agencies of Pakistan, here on Tuesday. Continuing his deposition via videoconferencing before Special Judge G. A. Sanap for the second consecutive day from a US jail, Headle...

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'Equal participation in solar projects can empower women'

Kolkata, Feb 9 (IANS) Women in Indian villages can challenge patriarchy and discriminating gender roles if their participation in solar electricity projects, from planning, implementation to maintenance, is absolute and equal, Norwegian researchers contend. Karina Standal and Tanja Winther from the Centre of Development and Environment, University of Oslo, examined in a recent study how ...

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Foggy Tuesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) It was a foggy Tuesday morning here, with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, the Met Office said. There will be a mainly clear sky ahead in the day. However, shallow or moderate fog is likely to occur in the morning, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The maximum temperat...

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Economy of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is now at the crossroads. The war crimes tribunals, set up to punish those who had committed crimes against humanity during Bangladesh's liberation war of 1971, have already sent to gallows three leading lights of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) -- Abdul Quader Mollah, Mohammed Qamruzzaman and Ali Ahsan Mujahid -- while death penalties have been awarded to Motiur Rahman Nizami, the ...

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Disappointed but won't give up on connecting India: Zuckerberg

New York, Feb 9 (IANS) A day after India's telecom watchdog said no to Facebook's Free Basics, the social networking giant's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg conveyed his disappointment in a post but conveyed his commitment to keep working to break down barriers to connectivity in India. In a move seen as an endorsement of net neutrality and a setback to offerings such as Facebook's Free ...

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Tokyo shares open lower

Tokyo, Feb 9 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened the trading Tuesday sharply lower, with its benchmark Nikkei index briefly plunging over four percent, on weak performance in the overnight US market and the yen's fast appreciation. At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average tumbled 658.95 points, or 3.88 percent, from Monday to 16,345.35, reports Xinhua. The broader Topix index of a...

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Chill as your smartphone won't give you cancer

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) If you are terrified after reading studies claiming that cellphone radiation is a menacing health hazard and can even cause brain cancer, nothing could be father from the truth. According to health experts, radiations emitted from cellphones will not give you brain cancer but, yes, excessive cell phone use can lead to other health conditions, especially among chil...

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Former Nepali PM Sushil Koirala dies at 80

Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) Former prime minister and president of the Nepali Congress (NC), Sushil Koirala died here of Pneumonia early on Tuesday. He was 80 years old. Koirala died at his residence in Kathmandu's Maharajgunj area. Doctors told the media that he died due to failure of his respiratory system. Koirala, who was the prime minister of Nepal from February 11, 2014 to Octo...

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India lost valued friend in Koirala's demise: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala, saying India lost a valued friend. Sushil Koirala ji's simplicity holds lessons for all of us. My condolences to the Koirala family and people of Nepal in this hour of grief, Modi said in a tweet. Koirala, who was also the president of the Nepali Congr...

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Perrie Edwards sparks dating rumours with mystery man

London, Feb 9 (IANS) Singer Perrie Edwards has sparked new romance rumours, after she was photographed arm in arm with a mystery man. Edwards was on a night out on Saturday with bandmate Jade Thirlwall and her new boyfriend Jed Elliott at a nightclub here, reports mirror.co.uk. Holding on to her male companion, Edwards couldn't contain her laughter as she happily chatted away, re...

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