• SC issues notice on plea to ban cigarettes
    12:28 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice on a PIL seeking a complete ban on the production of cigarettes and other tobacco products across the country. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha said it was for the lawmakers to decide. Appealing for

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  • Genetically edited fruits a reality soon
    12:26 PM

    London, Aug 14 (IANS) Soon eat apples that do not get brown when cut or have super bananas that produce more vitamin A. With genetic engineering, ‘smart’ fruits are coming at a grocery store near you. According to an Indian-origin researcher, the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility

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  • High sodium diets kill 1.6 mn people a year globally: Study
    12:08 PM

    Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) In a global analysis spanning across 187 countries, researchers have found that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year are owing to high sodium consumption above the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendation of two gram (2,000mg) per day. “These 1.65 million deaths represent nearly one

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  • Creating boxing scars was challenging in ‘Mary Kom': Make-up artist
    12:04 PM

    Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Make-up artist Subhash Shinde, most popular for his work in “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela”, says creating boxing scars with prosthetic make-up in Priyanka Chopra-starrer “Mary Kom” was challenging as it required a lot of time and detailing. “Mary Kom”, based on Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C.

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  • ‘Sikandar’ will be Suriya’s own ‘Baasha': L. Sridhar
    11:22 AM

    Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Producer L. Sridhar, who has acquired the rights of the Telugu dubbed version of Tamil film “Anjaan” titled “Sikandar”, says the movie will do for Suriya what “Baasha” did for superstar Rajinikanth many years ago. Both versions of the film are releasing Friday. “I can confidently

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  • It’s Arjun versus Arjun in Trivikram’s next
    11:02 AM

    Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Tamil actor Arjun Sarja has reportedly been signed on as the baddie for upcoming yet-untitled Telugu film by director Trivikram Srinivas. Arjun will be locking horns with Telugu actor Allu Arjun in it. Arjun Sarja was recently seen playing a negative character in Tamil romantic-drama “Kadal”.

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  • Twitter premieres Michael Jackson’s new video
    9:44 AM

    New York, Aug 14 (IANS) If you are a die-hard fan of later singer Michael Jackson, do not miss a new video that was released on microblogging site Twitter Thursday. His Twitter account released a short film titled “A Place With No Home” as one of the first music videos

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  • CBI starts probe in Jiah Khan death case (Lead)
    9:06 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The CBI Wednesday registered a formal case to investigate the death of Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, five weeks after a Bombay High Court order, an official said. The development came after the high court transferred the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and asked

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  • I hate getting photographed: Robert Pattinson
    6:16 PM

    Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson dislikes the paparazzi intrusion into his life so much that he has started staying in rather than venturing out. Asked whether the intrusion has ever discouraged him from acting, Pattinson said: “Acting is the one thing you can control. If you give

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  • Akshay Kumar writes rap song
    6:10 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Akshay Kumar, who returns to the small screen with dance reality show “Dare 2 Dance”, has written lyrics of the title track and even rapped it. Akshay will be mentoring the contestants on the show, shot in Cape Town, South Africa. It will air on

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  • Not responsible for change in ‘Daawat…’release date: Parineeti
    5:30 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) The release date of “Daawat-e-Ishq” has been shifted to Sep 19 from Sep 5 and the film’s lead actress Parineeti Chopra clarifies that she is not responsible for the change. “This is the producer’s decision, Adi’s (Aditya Chopra) decision. The marketing team at Yash Raj Films

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