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Video games can ease troubling memories, finds study July 04, 2015 12:25

If you are depressed or suffering from troubling memories, scientists suggest playing video games to get ease from that stress. To prove this, the researchers conducted two experiments. They examined the participants by allowing them to view films that contained scenes of traumatic content (for example, footage highlighting the dangers of drunk driving) as a way of experimentally inducing intrusive memories. After 24 hours that are asked to return to the lab. In the first experiment, half of the participants had their memories of the film reactivated by viewing selected stills from the film footage, followed by a 10-minute filler task, and then 12 minutes of playing the computer game Tetris. The other participants completed only the filler task and then sat quietly for 12 minutes.The researchers concluded that participants who had their memories reactivated and played Tetris experienced significantly fewer intrusive memories in a diary over the next week than the participants who came to the lab and simply sat quietly for the equivalent period of time.The results were published in the journal Psychological Science.By Lizitha

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14 days of remand to YSRCP MLA, Bhuma July 04, 2015 11:58

YSRCP MLA Bhuma Nagi Reddy was awarded 14 days of remand for his conflict with the police at Nandyala polling centre.  Allagadda MLA Akhila Priya had attended the Nandyala polling centre for voting on Friday. Though the queue was cleared, she did not move forward to vote. The police who observed this, asked her to vote and leave the place. Priya said that, she will vote along with her father, who is going to appear the place soon. But the police reportedly said that, it is against the rules and asked her to vote and leave the place. This made Priya to have a clash with the officials for some time. Bhuma Nagi Reddy, who came to know about the issue rushed to the place and reportedly reacted violently with them. On other side, police said that, they did not ask Priya to leave the place, but told to move towards the shed. Only because of that, Nagi Reddy reacted violently towards us and so had to arrest him.Political connectivity Relating the situation to the politics, Bhuma said that, “TDP government is planning to surpass YSRCP leaders in the state and that is the reason for my arrest.” Bhuma to hospital From Nandyala three town police station, Bhuma was transferred to government hospital. He is suffering from High BP for quite some time. So the officials decided to take him to NIMS upon Bhuma’s suggestion. On the other side, he was awarded 14 days of remand. Andhrawishesh view           Police are the public servants and work to assure the protection of the people. So it is the minimum responsibility to act according to them. So it would be better even if the politicians mind it and remember that they are not an exception for it.By Phani

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After Kashmiri Militants’ Group Photo, Ex-spy made shocking revelations July 04, 2015 11:19

Just a day after a group photo of smiling young Kashmiri men, allegedly terror recruits in army fatigues is being widely circulated on Facebook, one of the most influential and high ranking intelligence officers of India has bombed an allegation that Indian intelligence agencies have over the years, often paid militants and separatists, along with mainstream politicians and political parties in the Kashmir Valley.In the first ever admission of its kind, former RAW Chief AS Dulat asked, "So what's wrong? What is there to be so shocked or scandalized by. It's done the world over."Talking about his controversial book: ”Kashmir - The Vajpayee years”, Mr Dulat elaborated that the Indian government had quite often paid for the air fares, medical treatment and general upkeep of even hardened pro-Pakistan separatists like Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Saying that India's spooks had been in touch with everyone "Separatists and militants", Mr Dulat also argued that one of India's most wanted terrorists Syed Salahuddin had been in touch with him and was ready to leave Pakistan and return to India. Defending the use of money in the Kashmir valley, he said it was done in the hope of engaging militants and separatists and also to compete for influence with the ISI. "Corrupting someone with money is more ethical and smarter than killing him," Mr Dulat said wryly.Before that on Friday, a photo featured a group of 11 men seem to be holding AK 47 rifles did rounds in social media. The photo was taken at an unknown location. The police in Jammu and Kashmir allege that the men belong to the terror group Hizbul Mujahideen, and are active in south Kashmir.The image has caught the attention of security forces, who call it an attempt to glorify terror and draw in more men. They say they will block the sites where the image was uploaded.The police have in the past blocked pages for "spreading anti-national content."Among the men in the photograph is a former personal security guard to a minister, who had run away with two rifles in March. The police say one of them is a top Hizbul Mujahideen operative. - Manohar

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Baahubali: Ramya Krishna dialogue teaser talk July 04, 2015 11:05

Ramya Krishna, as Sivagami had already got popular in Baahubali before the release of the flick. Regarding this, the movie unit has now released a new dialogue teaser of Sivagami.The Baahubali promotions started with each character’s photos, then the teaser, next theatrical trailer, after that audio release and now, when the movie is nearing its release, Rajamouli is attacking the Youtube with the dialogue teasers. Regarding this trend, he released Sivagami’s dialogue teaser now. Within few minutes of releasing of the teaser, it went very viral. Sivagami’s dialogue in the teaser “Veella thirugubaatutho Mahishmathiki malika pattindi, rakthamtho kadigey.”The dialogue is uttered by Ramya Krishna with the perfect emotion and it seems that she would be back with a bang like Baahubali. Other than glamorous roles, Ramya is identified for many performance oriented roles like Ammoru, Neelambari etc. So in that list, Baahubali can also be added as one of the film. In fact, she even expressed that the character she portrayed in Baaahubali was her career best one. So hope the emotion in the teaser would be carried out well in the film too.     By Phani

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Pregnancy tests through smartphone July 04, 2015 10:29

Smartphone not only excites the people with its communication Apps, but can also do it with the latest pregnancy testing kit, through which, the women can check their pregnancy through the phone itself.     Also read: Males can develop offspring’s brain before pregnancy, says studyThe studies proved that, a few add on applications on a smartphone, can enable it to monitor diabetes, pregnancy tests and also other hazardous gases. Doctors can determine important information about a biological sample’s composition based on which light is reflected and which is absorbed. Also read: Obese women are likely to face health risks during pregnancySurface plasmon resonance is generally used for biosensing, but the process requires a very requires bulky lab equipment involving both a light detector and light source. Fortunately, these two equipments would already be available in the smartphones.It thus allows the minimalist, U-shaped device the researchers designed to consist solely of a 400-micrometer diameter core Multimode fiber with a silver-coated sensing region.The further details of the pregnancy tests through the smartphones can be known, after the official launch of the APP.By Phani

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Indian Mujahideen, Bhatkal expresses confidence to escape July 04, 2015 09:53

Yasin Bhatkal, the top operative Indian Mujahideen (IM) was found using the phone in the Cherlapally jail, where he was jailed.The IM founder is currently lodged in a high security cell inside the Cherlapally central prison. According to the reports, is was found that, Yasin spoke to his wife Zahida from the police station’s coin box itself and expressed his confidence to come out soon, escaping from the jail with the help of a few of his friends from Damascus.The phone conversation of Yasin “Allah Tale ke marzi se jaldi hi nikal jaunga, mein nikal jaunga mere Damascus wale dosto ke maddat se. Phir nikal ne ke baad, hum jaldi hi Damascus pahuchenga” These are the words uttered by Yasin himself through the phone.Also read: More than 10000 jihadis killed, can this put an end to the cruelty of ISIS(By the grace of Allah, I will be out of jail very soon. My friends from Damascus will help me get out of here. After that we will reach there very soon).After hearing the conversation, the intelligence agencies said that Damascus is a reference to the Islamic State members who possess a strong command in Syria.Also read: ISIS destroyed 2000-year old Lion statueIn the past, the IS has recruited several Indians into their group by luring them through the social networking sites. Yasin has been in contact with many other close circles of him, along with his wife. On the other hand, there might be some police supporting Yasin in the jail, and that might be the reason for him to contact through a coin box. By Phani

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Here’s the reason to avoid restaurant food! July 04, 2015 09:36

Many like to eat food at restaurants without knowing its disadvantages. Research revealed that people who eat at restaurants or fast food centres end up consuming about 200 additional calories than eaten at home. "People who ate at full-service restaurants consumed significantly more cholesterol per day than people who ate at home," said researcher professor Ruopeng An from University of Illinois. "This extra intake of cholesterol, about 58 milligrams per day, accounts for 20 percent of the recommended upper bound of total cholesterol intake of 300 milligrams per day," he added. Fast-food and restaurant diners consumed about 10 grams more total fat, and 3.49 grams and 2.46 grams, respectively, more saturated fat than those who dined at home. "The American Heart Association recommends limiting the amount of saturated fats one eats to less than 5 to 6 percent of one's total daily calories. That means that if one needs about 2,000 calories a day, less than 120 calories, or 13 grams, should come from saturated fats," the researcher said.The study, reported in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analysed eight years of nationally representative data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, collected from 18,098 adults living in the US. By Lizitha

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Menstrual abnormalities worsen bone health July 04, 2015 09:32

A new study revealed that women sports persons with menstrual cycle abnormalities may be at greater risk of bone stress injuries and fractures. The researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital revealed that women with symptoms known as the "female athlete triad", a spectrum of symptoms that include low energy availability, menstrual cycle abnormalities, and low bone mineral density, are at an increased risk of bone loss."Any combination of these conditions can lead to premature bone loss in females," said lead study author and orthopaedic surgeon Elizabeth Matzkin from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, US. The findings showed that both athletes and non athletes participating in any sports and exercise can develop symptoms of the female athlete triad. They also found that female athletes diagnosed with poor nutrition or low energy availability are two to four times more likely to sustain a sports-related injury. "Proper nutrition and energy balance are key to staying healthy in athletes of all ages. But maximizing bone health when you are young is paramount to your bone health later in life," Matzkin said. The study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). By Lizitha

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Harithaharam was officially launched in Telangana July 04, 2015 09:16

KCR ordered the officials to perform Harithaharam as the people’s programme and not the government.As mentioned before, Harithaharam was officially launched yesterday and the Telangana officials participated in the programme. Speaking on the occasion, Telangana Chief Minister KCR said that, if the tree plantation programme is regularly taken up as a mass movement, then the state can soon overcome the drought and unseasonal conditions in just three to four years.“Due to degradation of forest cover, the state is witnessing drought and unseasonal conditions for the last few years because of chopping of the trees. It should be remembered that, trees are the source for the rains,  it prevents the depletion of groundwater table and usher in overall prosperity for the people, state and the country,” KCR said.After offering special prayers at the Chilkuru Balaji temple, the programme Harithaharam was officially launched at Chilkur in Moinabad mandal, Rangareddy district. He asked the teachers to mould the students as “Haritha sainikulu.”“The State government will supply saplings, every individual in the state should plant at least four plants which is small work and decorate and Telangana state with a green garland,” he added Harithaharam continues for next four years- KCRKCR assured that the programme would continue for the next four years. In each assembly constituency, as many as 40 lakh saplings will be planted each year. In every village, 40,000 saplings will be planted every year. From next year, the government will provide saplings of their choice to the farmers and directed all the district collectors to take steps for the same.“This to motivate farmers and villagers to plant fruit-bearing trees around houses and near agricultural lands,”  he said and added that due to the fast-disappearing forest cover, wild animals are venturing into villages and towns.Green run by the Cyberabad Police On Saturday, in Malkajgiri Zone, Green Police for a Greener Future would be launched by the Cyberabad commissioner C V Anand. At Neredmet crossroads a 3 km Green Run would be conducted, Rama Rajeswari R DCP, Malkajgiri, said.  HMR to Plant 5 Lakh SaplingsIn the name of Metro Haritha Haaram, the Hyderabad Metro Rail is also taking up a large-scale plantation drive. Regarding this, HMOP will plant a total of five lakh plants, including one lakh tall avenue plants and four lakh decorative floral and foliage varieties. Harithaharam is the right initiative by the government at the right time. If it is implemented as said above, then within no time, not only the people, even the wild animals would be preserved for the future generations.By Phani

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Tendulkar and Dhawan joined Modi's #SelfieWithDaughter July 03, 2015 19:36

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's #SelfieWithDaughter campaign on social media. Tendulkar posted a selfie with his daughter Sara on his official Facebook and Twitter page.PM Modi's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana' has taken the online world by storm as several people posted many such photos, showing their support towards Modi's initiative.Sachin Tendulkar image with Daughter Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan, too joined the bandwagon as he shared a picture with his daughters Rhea and Aliyah. - Manohar

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