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War erupts in J&K’s BJP unit

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is at war with itself in Jammu and Kashmir. Former BJP legislature party leader Chaman Lal Gupta, one of seven legislators suspended for cross-voting in the April 13 legislative council elections, has hit back. On Tuesday, he issued disqualification notice to four party colleagues who had been exonerated by the party in April. Gupta, while ...

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Cancer drug can reverse heart failure

A promising cancer drug can reverse a heart failure resulting from high blood pressure (BP). The drug, a type of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor being evaluated in ongoing clinical trials, has been shown to reverse the harmful effects of autophagy in heart muscle cells of mice, according to a recent study. Autophagy is a natural process by which cells eat ...

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Actor Ben Kingsley to act in film by Sri Lankan director Rutnam

Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley would star in a movie made by Sri Lankan filmmaker Chandran Rutnam that would depict a terror attack on the capital city. The movie “A Common Man” revolves around the character played by Kingsley. The plot features an attempt by terrorists to blow up Colombo, Rutnam told news agency reported. The film is a co-production between ...

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Terrorism can’t be fought selectively: Indian PM

Terrorism has to be fought on all fronts and not selectively, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Tuesday. The prime minister told a news conference also addressed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel here that terrorism posed “a serious challenge” to the world. But it “has to be fought on all fronts and not selectively”, he said, in a message clearly directed ...

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My parents were sceptical about my acting says Lawrence

American actress Jennifer Lawrence says her parents were not so sure about her acting career, so they wanted her to complete her education before becoming an actress. The 20-year-old will be seen in director Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class” as Mystique. “Of course they were sceptical as anyone would be if their 14-year-old said, ‘I think I’m going to move ...

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Is ‘Shaitan’ a revamped version of Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Paanch’?

There seems to be a strong resemblance between Anurag Kashyap’s unreleased directorial debut “Paanch” and his forthcoming production venture “Shaitan”. And Bejoy Nambiar, who has helmed the latter, says both the films are inspired by real life cases. While “Paanch” was based on Joshi-Abhyankar case from 1976-1977, “Shaitan”, which is releasing June 10, is inspired by Adnan Patrawala. “The starting ...

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Reliance Communications examining sale of controlling stake in arm

Leading mobile services provider Reliance Communications, part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), Tuesday said it has received offers from several companies for acquiring its controlling stake in its infrastructure subsidiary — Reliance Infratel. “The board of directors was informed of the receipt of formal indicative offers from several interested parties, for the acquisition of RCOM’s controlling interest in ...

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Statue of Baba Saheb Ambedkar! Is it only a political ploy?

Bahujan Samaj Party is ruling the Uttar Pradesh state. Party claims Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar as its ideal epitome and state government is fullfiling the dream of Dr. Ambedkar. Jai – Bhim, Jai Bharat is seen in each flag of the Bahujan Samaj Party. In the state capital, the parks have been built with billion of rupees in the name of Dr. Ambedkar. But Ambedkar love of Bahujan Samaj ...

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Computer games are beneficial for kids fight obesity

While parents usually worry over the negative influences of computer games on their children, scientists in New Zealand have found such games are actually beneficial for children. In a two-year study of 300 children, conducted by the University of Auckland, scientists have been looking at how sustained use of games, which have an active element like dance mats or motion ...

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India’s economy grows 8.5 percent last fiscal

The Indian economy grew by 8.5 percent in 2010-11, around 10 basis points below earlier projections, due to lower expansions in factory output and financial services in the fourth quarter, official data showed Tuesday. The advance estimates released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) earlier had pegged the gross domestic product (GDP) growth at 8.6 percent. But the estimate had ...

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Kashmir conflict will last for 100 years: Stephen Cohen

A leading American expert on South Asia feels that the India-Pakistan conflict over Jammu and Kashmir will last for 100 years — or perhaps even more. Stephen P. Cohen, author of “The Idea of Pakistan” and a senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, told the news agency: “My prediction is that the India-Pakistan conflict, which includes Kashmir besides ...

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17 militants killed in military operation in Pakistan

At least 17 militants were killed Tuesday in a military operation in the country’s northwest tribal region, a media report said. An air strike in the Mamoozai area of Upper Orakzai Tuesday morning, destroyed four hideouts and killed 17 militants, according a media agency. It was the first major operation launched against militants by the army in Upper Orakzai since ...

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E-waste damages environment, endangers human health

Besides damaging environment, e-waste also endangers human health. E-waste, being a factor in oxidative stress, can trigger cardiovascular disease, DNA damage and possibly cancer, claims a recent study. E-waste, or electronic waste, describes end-of-life goods such as computers, TV, printers, and mobile phones. A large proportion of worldwide e-waste is exported to China. Due to the crude recycling process, many ...

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Quit drinking or die, doctors tell Amy Winehouse

Singer Amy Winehouse’s doctors have given her an ultimatum – either she should quit drinking or brace herself for the worst. The 27-year-old is being currently treated at rehabilitation clinic The Priory, where she checked into last week. “This is the last chance saloon for Amy. Doctors have come down hard on her because of the severity of her situation. ...

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