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'Baahubali 2' will make filmmakers feel like serial directors: RGV

Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma on Tuesday said S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali 2: The Conclusion will make most filmmakers feel like amateurs. I have a strong feeling Rajamouli's 'Baahubali 2' will make rest of all filmmakers in the country feel like amateur TV serial directors, Varma tweeted. The second part in the Baahubali franchise is slated for ...

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Beijing won't make concessions to India in border dispute: Chinese expert

Beijing, April 25 (IANS) Renaming of six places by China in Arunachal Pradesh was not in retaliation for the Dalai Lama's visit to the state, but a way to convey Beijing's resoluteness in not making any concessions to New Delhi in border talks, a Chinese expert has said. Long Xingchun, Director at the Centre for Indian Studies at China West Normal University, said Beijing was magnanimous...

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No reason why Instagram went down for one hour

New York, April 25 (IANS) If you failed to log into your Instagram account on Monday, you were not alone as many users globally complained similarly for which the company is yet to give a reason. Instagram was down for many users around the world on both the web and mobile app for an hour, The Verge reported. When users logged into Instagram, it brought up either a server error o...

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Centre extends IPR protection scheme for start-ups till 2020

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Indian government has extended the Start-Ups Intellectual Property Protection (SIPP) scheme for three years till March 2020, in a bid to continue the protection of entrepreneurs' patents, trademark and designs. The scheme, in force till March 31, 2017, is being extended further for a period of three years, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (...

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Mehbooba chairs crucial security meeting in Srinagar

Srinagar, April 25 (IANS) A crucial meeting of the unified headquarters chaired by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti began here on Tuesday to review the deteriorating security situation in the valley. Comprised of top brass of army, police, paramilitary, state and central intelligence agencies, the unified headquarters is the apex anti-militancy grid in the state. T...

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Apple iPhone 8 may face two-month delay

New York, April 25 (IANS) Owing to the complications in adding edge-to-edge screen for their new upgrades, Apple's iPhone 8 may be delayed up to two months, a media report said. According to a report in Fortune late on Monday, the usual September launch may be delayed to October or November because of the complications that stem from the new OLED screen and the changes required to sensor...

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CRPF ambush: Rajnath reaches Raipur

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh and CRPF Additional Director General Sudeep Lakhtakia reached Chhattisgarh on Tuesday to take stock of situation after 25 troopers were killed in one of the worst ambushes by Maoists in Chattisgarh's Sukma district, an official here said. The official -- unwilling to be named -- said that Singh and Lakhtakia, who is currently the act...

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NASA's Cassini probe completes final Titan flyby

Washington, April 25 (IANS) NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet. In its final close approach to Titan on April 21, the spacecraft passed at an altitude of about 979 kilometres above the moon's surface and Cassini transmitted its images and other data to Earth fo...

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Media shouldn't sensationalise earthquakes

Most educated people are used to sipping tea and reading a newspaper in the morning. If other family members are sitting in the same room, they sometimes exchange news. Disaster-related news is one of the big sources for initiating a discussion. Earthquakes which occur suddenly have a priority over volcanoes, which give some indications of an eruption. The magnitude scale of earthquake i...

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Ansari condemns attack on CRPF troopers

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Vice President M. Hamid Ansari on Tuesday condemned the attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, saying there cannot be any justification for such heinous and reprehensible acts. Ansari said those responsible for the deaths of the 25 Central Reserve Police Force personnel must be found and punished. I am deeply shocked to learn about...

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Beat the heat with bouncy hair, healthy skin

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Summer is the season to let go of elaborate affairs and embrace the easy and natural look. From using UV protectant on hair to using facial blotting paper to soak up the excess oil from skin while stepping out, experts suggests some cool tips to beat the heat and achieve bouncy tresses and flawless skin. Shailesh Moolya, National Creative Director - Hair, Lakm...

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Not performing at Bieber concert: Sonakshi Sinha

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) After singer-composer Kailash Kher voiced his disagreement on Sonakshi Sinha's performing at Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India, the actress says she is not performing at the pop star's concert. Firstly, I am not performing at the Bieber concert. It was speculated because I was approached and carried forward by publications and portals even after I stated i...

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Murugadoss, Shankar inspired me to be producer: Atlee

Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Well-known filmmakers such as A.R Murugadoss and Shankar inspired director Atlee to foray into production with upcoming Tamil horror-comedy Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae. Under the banner of A for Apple Productions, Atlee has co-produced Jiiva and Sri Divya starrer Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae with Fox Star Studios. If not for Murugadoss sir, I would n...

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Jackfruit seeds could substitute cocoa beans to make chocolate

Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) New research has found that the seeds of jackfruit -- a large fruit found in many tropical countries -- are a potentially low-cost substitute for cocoa beans, the primary ingredient of chocolate. Considering that the worldwide demand for chocolate is outstripping the production of cocoa beans, the finding reported in the American Chemical Society Journal of Agr...

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NASA's super pressure balloon takes off from Wanaka

Wellington, April 25 (IANS) After several unsuccessful attempts, NASA finally launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, on Tuesday. The super-pressure balloon test flight is now on a mission designed to run 100 or more days, NASA said in a statement. Following our 2015 and 2016 New Zealand missions, we've learned key le...

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Trump to sign agriculture executive order on Tuesday

Washington, April 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that looks to help the American agriculture business by establishing a task force to identify impediments to the business' growth, the media reported. Trump will sign the executive order after a meeting with 15 farmers from across the country, including Zippy Duvall, the president of the America...

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Infosys opens delivery centre in Croatia

Bengaluru, April 25 (IANS) Infosys Ltd has opened a delivery centre in Croatia to offer research and development (R&D) and engineering services to its global clients in Eastern Europe, said the software major on Tuesday. The delivery centre marks our expansion into Eastern Europe's heavy engineering sector, meet near-shoring requirements, support engineering clients worldwide and off...

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State Department removes Trump's Florida resort blog post

Washington, April 25 (IANS) The State Department has removed a blog post that touted President Donald Trump's personally owned private Florida report, Mar-a-Lago, the media reported. The post was available to all embassies through Share America, a State Department programme for US embassies, reports CNN. The intention of the article was to inform the public about where the Presid...

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South Asia needs to improve its subdued competitiveness

South Asia is becoming one of the most interesting regions in the world economy, displaying unprecedented growth, averaging close to six per cent per annum since the 1990s. According to a new World Bank report, it has consolidated its position as the global leader in growth. South Asia is expected to have grown by an impressive 6.7 per cent (y-o-y) as a whole over the last year, staying ...

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Ask Siri to read out your WhatsApp messages

New York, April 25 (IANS) If you are using WhatsApp on iOS, then you can ask your intelligent assistant Siri to read out latest messages for you while you can go handsfree. In a new update to the Facebook-owned chat app, users can get their messages read by simply saying: Hey Siri, read new WhatsApp messages. According to a report in Engadget on Monday, the new version brings th...

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