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Rajinikanth and Rajamouli combination almost confirmed August 05, 2015 17:50

Vijayendra Prasad, the man behind two recent back to back blockbusters, Baahubali and Bajrangi Bhaijaan scripts.Vijayendra Prasad constantly gave scripts for his son Rajamouli and with the unbelievable successes Rajamouli is gaining with those scripts, made film biggies to eye on Vijayendra Prasad. That led to the birth of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the phenomenal success of Salman Khan.After these two blockbusters, Vijayendra Prasad even gave several interviews and was known to many biggies in the industry. As of now, he narrated a political story to Rajinikanth and the latter was immensely impressed with the story and accepted to do a film, sources said. How about Vijayendra Prasad directing Rajinikanth movie? The director for the subject is yet to be decided. On the other side, Vijayendra Prasad had already directed thought provoking movies like Raajanna in Telugu. But that might not make Rajini to nod for acting under his direction.Even Rajamouli expressed his interest in working with Rajini and the latter was equally interested to work with Rajamouli. If this happens with already narrated political script, then that would be the biggest celebration to the entire Indian movie lovers.  As of now, Rajamouli is getting ready to shoot Baahubali 2 and Rajini works under Ranjith’s direction. After Ranjith project, Shankar is in line, holding Robo 2 script for Rajini. So the suspense on the mighty combination might not be revealed in the near future. By Phani

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Gold become cheaper August 05, 2015 17:29

For the third consecutive day, gold tumbled by Rs 110 to Rs 25,020 per ten grams in the bullion market today, largely due to the weakening global trend amid subdued demand from jewellers.Globally, gold fell 0.3 per cent to USD 1,084.70 an ounce and silver 0.3 per cent to USD 14.57 an ounce in Singapore. In India, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity dropped by Rs 110 each to Rs 25,020 and Rs 24,870 per ten grams, respectively.Gold for the delivery in August month contracts fell down by Rs 70 or 0.28 percent, to Rs 24,605 per 10 gram at the Multi Commodity Exchange, in a business turnover of 13 lots. The metal for delivery in the far-month of October has shed Rs 28 or 0.11 per cent, to Rs 24,755 per 10 gram in 424 lots.Traders states that the gold fell amid a weak global trend after a voting member of the US Fed has said that the central bank is close to raising interest rates, lifting the dollar to a four-month high which diminished the appeal of the precious metal.People are now in the mood to wait and see for any kind of investment in the precious metal. India is one of the largest importer and marketer of gold has become volatile due to the down trend. The market has come to a standstill when the volume of business is considered. The liquidity of gold has also started to tremble.By Premji

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Women at risk with office ACs August 05, 2015 16:48

“Females are at risk of being over-chilled by office air-conditioning,” the scientists study say. The air conditioned offices are likely to reduce the metabolic rate of woman. This generally makes them uncomfortable under the ACs.  After the study, it is found out that, comparatively, a woman requires less cooling in summer than men. Study authors, Dr Boris Kingma and Professor Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, from Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change: "Thermal comfort models need to adjust the current metabolic standard by including the actual values for females."Also read: Significance of calories! Solution for controlling the metabolic rate "Consequently, thermal comfort models need either to be recalibrated or enhanced using a biophysical approach," they stated. "This in turn will allow for better predictions of building energy consumption, by reducing the bias on thermal comfort of sub-populations and individuals."From a research conducted 5 decades ago, the current air-conditioning standards are derived, that assessed the "thermal comfort" of 1300 female employees. The metabolic rates of men and women differ so much that, the standard model used to set indoor temperatures may overestimate up to 35 percent, the heat generated by a sitting woman. It is to be noted that, metabolic rate will also be lowered with the increasing age.By Phani

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Black money disclosing can be made public August 05, 2015 16:39

There is no assurance of an absolute confidentiality to those disclosing foreign assets on their own, the government said that the information provided during the one-time compliance window can be revealed in the public interest."In this (black money) law, there is no assurance of confidentiality, but at the same time there is a provision that Section 138 of I-T Act, which is basically a confidentiality provision, that is the information of individual taxpayer will be kept confidential. However, the Department in public interest can declare it," Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das said. "By and large the information would be kept confidential. Under the new law, it is not the case that we will put up a public notice that so and so have availed the benefit and paid tax", he added."The Revenue Department would come out with a second set of FAQs on the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 to clarify the provisions of the law", Das said."The government will start getting information from different countries under the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) from 2017", he also said, that the tax department will get to know whenever domestic black money is taken abroad."Given that information flow will begin from 2017, it will be in the interest of tax payer to come clean, pay tax and penalty and have a good night sleep," Das said."However, those having undisclosed assets, they have been given an opportunity to come clean and if they do not take advantage, they will have to face the consequences which include tax and penalty of 120 per cent and jail term extending up to 10 ten years", chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Anita Kapur said.She has stated that the tax department has already introduced changes in the Income Tax Act in 2012 under which persons are required to disclose their overseas income and so far 25,000-30,000 people have declared such assets which they legitimately own.The Revenue Department had issued the rules and the first set of FAQs on the new law, which has come into force from July 1 and provides a 90-day compliance window to help people who are holding unaccounted assets abroad to come clean by paying 60 per cent tax and penalty.By Premji

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Pawan directors in queue for Nithin August 05, 2015 15:55

Generally, when the people ask about our native place, we use the words, “Born and brought up”. But in Nithin case, the same words can be used for his career too. He is born and brought up for the second time, with Pawan Kalyan and his fans.  Right from the day, Pawan Kalyan attended Ishq audio function, Nitin is being identified as Pawan’s hardcore fan and all Nithin films are lifted up by Pawan fans. Till date, this is being carried by Pawan fans, but now it seems, even Pawan directors are in a queue for Nithin.As of now, Nithin already did Heart attack movie under Puri Jagannath’s direction and received a decent hit. After that, Karunakaran knocked Nithin’s door with Chinnadana Nekosam.       Puri Jagannath was introduced into the industry by Pawan Kalyan through Badri and Karunakaran through Tholiprema. Both the directors are emotionally bonded to Pawan. Trivikram and Nithin’s movie confirmed Now it is the turn of Trivikram, the very close friend of Pawan Kalyan to direct Nithin. The duo project is already confirmed and Samantha is selected as the female lead of the film. In fact, even Pawan expressed love on Nithin, in Sai Dharam Tej’s ‘Rey’ audio function and also in several public functions. It seems, Nithin is equally loved by Pawan fans and Pawan directors too, and that is making them to opt Nithin into their films. A star director like Trivikram, who did not attempt movies with any other small hero other than Tarun, now directing Nithin is definitely a right sign to Nithin’s career. Let us see, who else works with Nithin, other than the above mentioned three.By Phani

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Right to equality lacking in blocking sites August 05, 2015 15:53

News: Porn sites blockedIf we block, they said it was hacking and put us in jailIf they block, they are saying it is a ruleWhere is right to equality I say?  By Phani

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Who is Mr.X in Rishiteshwari suicide note? August 05, 2015 14:11

Rishiteshwari suicide case is getting viral day by day and as of now, the fresh suicide note, found yesterday is paving the way for many doubts in the case.In the beginning, only a basic suicide note, which was found on the last page of Rishiteshwari’s personal diary was out. But the reasons are untold of why, Rishiteshwari second suicide note is hidden all these days and why it is out now. As discussed earlier, Rishiteshwari’s second suicide note contained key details of the case. Especially the names that are struck off in the several places in the second suicide note is the key issue to be dealt now. Details in Rishiteshwari’s personal diary  Rishiteshwari’s personal diary dealt with the situations, she faced in her personal life since childhood and also the adverse situations she faced in the college. Rishiteshwari specified in her diary, “My parents used to reach home after 9 pm from their duties, whereas I used to come back from school, by 4 pm itself, which made me alone.” “After joining the university, I literally faced a tough torture from the senior students of the university. The person whom I called brother, behaved with me in a different way. Especially, when I was accompanied with my friends to Suryalanka beach and was returning back to the hostel in an auto, the seniors harassed me in several ways, which I cannot even describe,” Rishiteshwari added. “Anisha, the senior student used to carry all my personal details to Charan and Srinivas. In fact, she even used to study my personal diary and tell those details to the seniors. She even forced me to love Srinivas. Along with this, Charan harassed me physically on Freshers day party,” Rishiteshwari further wrote in Diary. Mystery behind Mr.X in Rishiteshwari suicide note   Along with the three mentioned names in the case, the officials believe that, there might be another big name in Rishiteshwari case and as the name is big, the college management might strike off it. But if the name is really big, what is the reason to disclose such a suicide note on which the name is written, at least now?   Unanswered questions behind delay in disclosing Rishiteshwari diary The diary is something, in which the day to day happenings are to be written. But why did Rishiteshwari write about the situations she faced in the childhood?Why did the college management did not disclose the diary to at least Rishiteshwari parents? Why is college hiding all the truths?For instance, if it is Rishiteshwari, who struck off the names, what is the reason for her to do that and write Mr.X on it with Red ink? If it is police, who recognized Rishiteshwari diary in the hostel, did they take the fingerprints?What is the reason to disclose only three pages in Rishiteshwari diary and What are the details contained in the rest of the pages?  Is it the senior students, who struck off the names in the diary, for the fear of involving in the case?Why did Principal Babu Rao is still left free, when he is alleged to be the key person in Rishiteshwari case?Why did Srinivas name alone was not struck off?    Who is running the internal politics in Rishiteshwari suicide case?If the answers to all the above questions are found, it is only then, a right judgment can be possible in Rishiteshwari suicide case. But merely conducting a namesake committee, making a showoff will be utterly fruitless. The people are not fools to believe all the namesake inquiries anymore, as Rishiteshwari suicide case has now turned viral and any sort of injustice to Rishiteshwari, will seriously show a big impact on the state politics.   By Phani

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Spinach is rescue for food craving, finds study August 05, 2015 13:55

A compound found in spinach can slow down fat digestion, leading to reduced hunger and food craving especially in men, according to a new study. Thylakoids encouraged the release of satiety hormones, which was beneficial in slowing down fat digestion.The researchers examined the effect of consuming a single dose of concentrated extract of thylakoids from spinach on satiety, food intake, lipids, and glucose compared to a placebo. Sixty people (30 men and 30 women) classified as overweight or obese consumed either the spinach extract or a placebo in random order at least a week apart. The results showed that the spinach extract containing thylakoids increased satiety over a two-hour period compared to a placebo.“The reduction in hunger and the desire for salty food that we saw might make thylakoids particularly useful for people with high blood pressure and associated weight problems,” said study co-author Frank. L. Greenway from the Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Louisiana.There were no differences in plasma lipids and energy intake at dinner but men showed a trend toward decreased energy intake. “Thylakoid consumption may influence gender-specific food craving,” the authors said. The article was published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.By Lizitha

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Young dads are at risk of shorter lifespan, finds study August 05, 2015 13:18

A study revealed that men who become dads before they turn 25 run a higher risk of dying in middle age. Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland used a 10 per cent nationally representative sample of households drawn from the 1950 Finnish Census. The study involved more than 30,500 men born between 1940 and 1950, who became fathers by the age of 45. The dads were tracked from the age of 45 until death or age 54, using mortality data for 1985-2005.Around 15 per cent of this sample had fathered their first child by the age of 22; 29 per cent at ages 22-24; 18 per cent when they were 25-26; 19 per cent between the ages of 27 and 29; and 19 per cent between the ages of 30 and 44.During the 10 year monitoring period around 1 in 20 of the dads who were aged between 22 and 24 years died. The primary causes of death were ischaemic heart disease (21 per cent) and diseases related to excess alcohol (16 per cent).Researchers conclude, “The findings suggest a causal effect of young fatherhood on mortality and highlight the need to support young fathers in their family life to improve health behaviours and health.”The study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. By Lizitha

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Dementia drugs may cause unintentional weight loss, says study August 05, 2015 12:36

According to a study led by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), it was revealed that medication of one major disease could cause another major adverse effect on health. The study was led by an Indian-origin researcher, Meera Sheffrin who is associated with San Francisco VA Medical Center affiliated under UCSF. For the study, Sheffrin along with her team utilized national VA figures ranging from 2007 to 2010 to analyze patients who were 65 years or older, and diagnosed with dementia. They examined a total of 1,188 patients started on cholinesterase inhibitors were matched to 2,189 patients started on other medications. Of them nearly 29.3 percent of patients on the inhibitors experienced significant weight loss."Unintentional weight loss in older adults is associated with many adverse outcomes and poorer quality of life. Our study provides evidence in a large, real-world population that cholinesterase inhibitors may contribute to clinically significant weight loss in a substantial proportion of older adults with dementia," Sheffrin added.Their study appeared in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.By Lizitha

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