• ‘Anukshanam’ most tiring film of Vishnu Manchu’s career
    3:04 PM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Upcoming Telugu thriller “Anukshanam” is one of the most tiring films of actor Vishnu Manchu’s career. He says the extremely tough character took a toll on him.“This is probably one of the toughest characters I’ve played till now. It’s also one of the most tiring films of

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  • Lower judiciary disregarding higher court orders: Goa CM
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    Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) The lower judiciary was committing illegalities and disregarding judgments of higher courts, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Monday in the legislative assembly and called for reorientation of judicial officers. “It is disturbing that in disregard to the provisions of law which have been held to be

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  • New tool to detect gene mutations
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    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Researchers have devised a way to analyse genome sequences in what could help physicians map the risk of various afflictions, including cancer and autism.The new method, called Scalpel, can pinpoint so-called insertion and deletion mutations (known as “indels”) in genomes of people with diseases such as

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  • Six UP brides leave in-laws’ homes over lack of toilets
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    Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Six newly-wed women in Uttar Pradesh walked out of their in-laws’ homes rather than walk into the fields to ease themselves.Taking their cue from Prime Minister Narendart Modi’s call in his Independence Day address for a toilet in every household, especially in rural areas, the young brides

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  • India takes top spot in Nielsen’s global consumer confidence
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    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) India has touched the top spot in consumer confidence among the 60 countries measured in Nielsen’s Global Survey of Consumer Confidence and Spending Intentions in the second quarter (April-June) of 2014.The country’s ranking increased seven index points to 128, surpassing the 123 logged by Indonesia, which

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  • Ashok Amritraj hosted TV show to air from Tuesday on DD
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    Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) TV show “Chance of a Lifetime”, being hosted by Hollywood-based Indian producer Ashok Amritraj, will go on air Aug 19 on Doordarshan (DD).The eight episode TV series has been made in collaboration with the United Nations. To be aired at 10.30 p.m., it will see some major

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  • More Indians likely to find domestic jobs in Middle East
    2:18 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) As more and more women in Middle East countries step outside their homes for work, the opportunities for Asians to work as cooks, nannies and drivers in the region are likely to go up, said a migration expert.S. Irudayarajan, who heads the migration unit attached to the

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  • How some cancer cells migrate to distant locations
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    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Some cancer cells transform themselves from “economy model to a fast sports car” and breakaway from cells traffic jam to migrate to distant locations, aggravating the disease in the process, says a study.Using a microengineered device that mimics the tissue surrounding a tumour, researchers were able

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  • South Korean plan for North Korea’s infra development
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    Seoul, Aug 18 (IANS) South Korea Monday unveiled its 2014 action plan to develop infrastructure in North Korea.Seoul’s unification ministry submitted the action plan to the parliamentary committee for foreign affairs under the basic framework for inter-Korean relations development, Xinhua reported.If ties between Seoul and Pyongyang improve, South Korea plans to

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