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Anushka’s Look From Baahubali May 06, 2015 20:54

SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali has completed shoot and is currently in post production. Prabhas, Anushka, Rana and Tamannah played the main leads in the movie. The release of the movie has been delayed and will release in July. Hence the movie makers have decided an innovative way to take the movie further making it in news. The new look of Prabhas as Sivudu has been released last week which received thumping response all over the country. Now, the look of Anushka has been released by SS Rajamouli through twitter.Anushka looked stunning as Devasena with a rough and bulky look. “Tortured and held captive for years, are the embers of her spirit finally dying ???” posted Rajamouli on twitter. MM Keeravani is composing the music and the background score for the movie and Senthil Kumar is the cinematographer. The first part of the movie has been titled as Baahubali: The Beginning and it will release on July 10th all over in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi languages. Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni are producing Baahubali on Arka Media Works banner.

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RGV’s 365 Days Release News May 06, 2015 20:48

Ram Gopal Varma who has focused much on crime and horror films in the recent times is now coming up with a romantic love story 365 Days. The movie has completed shoot long back and the recently released theatrical trailer has received exceptional response from the movie lovers.  Nandhoo and Anaika Soti played the main leads in this love story. Varma has announced that the movie has completed all the censor formalities and this is the first U certified film in his career which has been strange and shocking. He revealed saying “#365Days naa 25 yella film careerlo mottamodhati U certificate chitram ..indhulo prema anuraagalu bandhalu thappa crimu rakthapaathalu levu..!!”. The movie has been slated for release on May 15th during summer. Nag Srivatsa and LM Prem composed the music for the film. 365 Days has been produced by D Venkatesh on DV Cine Creations banner. RGV expressed his confidence on the movie and he revealed that 365 Days marks his comeback to Telugu film industry with a hit. He is currently shooting for Affair with Sachin Joshi and Meera Chopra.

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Uttama Villan Film Trimmed May 06, 2015 20:43

Superstar Kamal Haasan’s latest flick Uttama Villan faced financial problems before the release of the film and the movie has been delayed. It has finally hit the screens last Saturday but the movie received mixed reviews from the audience. The word of mouth has been poor and the collections dipped immediately after the weekend. The movie is about the life of a superstar and the narration has been slow. The dragged second half tested the patience of the audience and hence the makers have decided to cut short the movie. Uttama Villan has been trimmed by 20 minutes so that the movie becomes crispier and gripping. The movie has been directed by Ramesh Aravind and Kamal penned the script himself. Andrea and Pooja Kumar played the female leads in the movie. Ghibraan scored the music and background score for the movie. N Lingusamy and Kamal Haasan produced the movie on Thiruppathi Brothers, Raajkamal Films International banner. Kamal expressed his confidence that the movie will receive wide applause from the audience.

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Green tea and exercise may overturn Alzheimer’s May 06, 2015 20:38

According to a new study, it was revealed that, a compound found in green tea and voluntary exercise slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and may even reverse its effects. Alzeimers is a common disease found in many people nowadays with the symptoms like increased memory loss and confusion, agitation and a lack of concern for your environment and surroundings. The researchers have decided to investigate the effects of voluntary exercise and EGCG on memory function and A-beta levels in mice known to show plaque deposits and behaviour deficits. They administered EGCG in the drinking water of the mice and gave them access to running or exercise wheels and found remarkable improvements in the cognitive function and retention in the Alzheimer’s affected mice. Explaining the study, Todd Schachtman, professor of psychological sciences in the College of Arts and Science at University of Missouri stated that “In Alzheimer’s patients, amyloid-beta peptide (A-beta) can accumulate and clump together causing amyloid plaques in the brain. We looked at ways of preventing or postponing the onset of the disease which we hope can eventually lead to an improvement of health status and quality of life for the elderly, he added. By Lizitha

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Rahul Gandhi to Hyderabad May 06, 2015 20:30

  Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi who has been back after a long vacation is now slowly getting involved into the party activities. After an impressive speech in the Parliament, Rahul has been handling the responsibilities and is busy re constructing the party which has been badly damaged after the elections in 2014. He has planned a trip to Telangana where the party has been week after interacting with the senior Congress leaders of the state. Rahul will reach Hyderabad on May 10th at 5 in the evening. He will travel to Nirmal, Adilabad district and he will reside there.   He will start his visit to Vadyala, Rachapur, Lakshamana Chanda on May 11th and he will participate in the Padayatra along with the farmers. He will interact with them asking about their problems in all these villages. He will be back to Hyderabad in the evening and will fly back to Delhi the same night. Telangana PCC has been in plans to make Rahul’s trip a grand success. PCC Chief Uttam Kumar Reddy has conducted a meeting in Gandhi Bhavan along with Bhatti Vikramarka and other Congress senior leaders. The main agenda is to question the government about the suicides of the farmers in Telangana.  

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A hybrid of plane and helicopter May 06, 2015 20:12

Planes and helicopters have their strengths and weaknesses. Planes are fast and can carry a lot of stuff a long way, while helicopters are slow but they don’t need enormous runways and they’re extremely maneuverable. So naturally, people want to combine them.That’s why a team at NASA’s Langley Research Center is developing a drone that’s a hybrid of the two.The GL-10 Greased Lightning is a ten-engine, battery-powered prototype with a ten-foot wingspan that can change its shape midair to fly either horizontally or vertically. This month, NASA announced it recently took off vertically and, for the first time, successfully rotated its wings to transition from “helicopter” mode to standard “wingborne” flight.The GL-10 is a relative of the V-22 Osprey, the VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft developed in the 1980s for the US Air Force and Marines. It’s a tiltrotor design: The engines rotate to propel the aircraft either up and down (like a helicopter), or forward (like a propeller-driven plane). The Osprey can take off and land from the deck of a carrier or from a field in the middle of the jungle, instead of from a lengthy runway. It can haul 32 troops or 20,000 pounds of internal cargo up to 2,200 miles. It’s very handy.Because VTOL capability has proven useful on big planes, the US is naturally trying it out on smaller aircraft, like the GL-10. There are four motors on each wing that are controlled together, with two more on the tail that are also controlled together. It’s controlled like a standard triple-engined aircraft such as the MD-11, with three separate throttle controls: two for the the engines on each wing, plus another for the tail.NASA hopes the GL-10 design will be the basis for drones addressing a wide variety of use cases. “It could be used for small package delivery … long endurance surveillance for agriculture, mapping and other applications,” says Bill Fredericks, an aerospace engineer with NASA. The team has built 12 prototypes, including 5-pound (foam) and 25-pound (fiberglass) models, as well as the 55-pound carbon fiber version shown in the video above. Some early versions were lost to hard landings as the team perfected flight controls, but the current version seems to be performing very well.Next up are be more tests to confirm the aerodynamic efficiency of the Greased Lightning. The team believes the concept is four times more aerodynamically efficient in cruise mode than a helicopter, thanks to its wings and forward-facing props. So if Amazon does ever get around to delivering our packages by flying robot, it won’t have to burn so much fuel doing it. - Manohar

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Delhi poor kids are more likely to die than rich kids May 06, 2015 20:07

According to a survey conducted in Delhi, it was revealed that the urban poor are 3.2 times more likely to die compared with the urban rich. The survey proved that global under-five mortality rate has cut down by half from 90 to 46 deaths per 1,000 live births between 1990 and 2013 and the success story includes India. During same period, the country has recorded decline of 54.4 % as against global process of 44.8 percent, according to the report "The Urban Disadvantage", prepared by NGO Save the Children. The urban child survival gap between the rich and the poor urban kids in 36 developing countries shows that, in the age group 0-5 years, the urban poor are 3.2 times more likely to die compared with the urban rich in Delhi, according to the report. It also states that the quality of life of mothers and children in the urban slums of Delhi is one of the worst city in the world and the health inequity between the rich and the poor is stark.Union Minister Najma Heptullah said that "We used to feel that more children are not being taken care of in rural areas. But this report proves otherwise”. She said that the health of urban children was an important issue as by 2030 a significant amount of population will be moving to cities. People living in slums and congested areas face a lot of health issues due to poor sanitation and congestion.Rwanda, Cambodia, Kenya, Vietnam, Peru, India, Madagascar, Ghana, Bangladesh and Nigeria are the countries showing the greatest survival divide between wealthy and poor urban children. The director of programs of Save the Children, Sudeep Gadok said: "The government of India has made great progress in ensuring the survival of newborns, infants and mothers." But according to the report asserts, the gap between the life chances for mothers and children must be reduced by taking necessary measures. By Lizitha

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Former US President Bill Clinton says that he won't stop paid speeches May 06, 2015 19:39

Former US President Bill Clinton shakes hands with the crowd after the 20th Remembrance Ceremony, the anniversary ceremony for victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Former US President Bill Clinton said on Monday he would continue to give paid speeches while his wife, Hillary Clinton, runs for president amid criticism of the income her family draws from people, including foreigners, with business before the US government.He also said he may consider stepping down or taking "less of an executive role" at the Clinton Foundation should his wife become president. The Clintons' political opponents have criticized the foundation for accepting funding from foreign governments for its endowment and for its charitable work abroad."I gotta pay our bills," Clinton told NBC News from Kenya when asked about his speeches, for which he sometimes charges more than $500,000, in an interview taped over the weekend. "We do our best to vet them. And I have turned down a lot of them. If I think there's something wrong with it, I don't take it."His decision to emerge from the sidelines and speak out about the Clinton Foundation reflects concerns about getting Hillary Clinton's campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination back on a sound footing after it took a pounding in recent weeks.The former first lady, also a previous secretary of state and former senator from New York, has attempted to present herself as a candidate who would fight for everyday Americans.But her campaign has been on the defensive over questions about foreign donations to the family's charitable organization and whether her work as President Barack Obama's first-term secretary of state was influenced by the donations.In response to the attacks, her campaign plans to unveil a website, called "The Briefing, which it described as a "one-stop shop to provide the facts about Hillary Clinton's positions and her record."Campaign Chairman John Podesta said in an Internet posting that the website would provide the public with direct access to Clinton's policy agenda "as well as the facts needed to debunk false attacks."Scrutiny of the Clinton Foundation has focused on foreign donations as well as on Bill Clinton.The former president described the controversy as old news."There's been a very deliberate attempt to take the foundation down," Clinton said."There is no doubt in my mind that we have never done anything knowingly inappropriate in terms of taking money to influence any kind of American government policy," Clinton said. "That just hasn't happened." There was nothing sinister in getting wealthy people around the world to donate to a charity that focuses on helping poor people, he said.The Clinton Foundation and an associated charity confirmed to Reuters in March for the first time that they failed to adhere to central parts of an ethics agreement Hillary Clinton signed with the White House that required heightened transparency while she was secretary of state.A State Department spokesman said on Monday the department was "not aware of any evidence" that donations to the foundation influenced the actions that Clinton took as secretary of state. - Manohar

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Modi government had a good start May 06, 2015 18:24

The first year of the new BJP government is one of the best years for India in terms of liberalisation and economic reforms, a top US expert has said. "While we cannot claim this has been a perfect year in terms of liberalising the economy, it has been one of the best years on record. Certainly well ahead of the first year of either the Vajpayee or the Singh governments," said Rick Rossow, senior fellow and Wadhwani Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies - a prominent think-tank. "Though we can say that the focus has largely been on economic decisions, with a prospective effect, with less attention on issues that had previously caused investor concerns," he said while appearing before US International Trade Commission which held a hearing on trade policies in India.He said the new government has had a mixed record of "fixing" those policy issues that had been the source of tension to the American business community, and made a few key missteps that have been the cause of new concerns to foreign companies. "Overall, this year has clearly been net positive." At the end of February 2015, foreign direct investment for the most recent 12 month period is $32.5 billion. That is up 38 percent over the previous 12 month period, he said. At the end of February 2015, US - India trade for the most recent 12 month period is $67.3 billion. That is up 5.1 percent over the previous 12 month period, he noted. At the end of April 2015, foreign institutional investment for the 12 month period is $47.2 billion. That is up 640 percent over the previous 12 month period, he said.While reviewing some of the biggest reforms actually carried out in the Modi government's first 11 months in office, Rossow said some of these focus on market access, and others broadly relaxing rules allowed both foreign and domestic firms to compete more effectively.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a high bar - he wants India to move on the World Bank's 'Doing Business' index from number 142 to number 50.By Premji

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Terrorists haven Pakistan accuses India of terrorism May 06, 2015 16:48

Pakistan's military, in rare public criticism has accused India's main intelligence agency of whipping up terrorism in Pakistan. The accusation came after a meeting of the army's top commanders at the military's headquarters in the city of Rawalpindi to review an offensive against militants in the northwest and other security issues. "The conference also took serious note of RAW's involvement in whipping up terrorism in Pakistan," the army said in a statement. Pakistani army officers often privately accuse India of meddling, it is rare for the military to accuse the India's spy agency in an official statement.Pakistan believes India is supporting separatists in resource-rich Baluchistan province, as well as militants fighting against the state. It also sees India as fuelling strife in the volatile city of Karachi. India denies interference in Pakistan, but accuses Pakistan of supporting militants who launch attacks in India and fight in Indian Kashmir. India has also accused Pakistan of backing the Taliban in Afghanistan. Pakistan denies those accusations. "It was unanimously felt that India is providing all kinds of support to Pakistan's enemies, be they the (Pakistani) Taliban, or elements in Karachi or in Baluchistan," said an Army official. "There is documentary proof. All evidence is there and we will bring it in the open soon."Defense Minister Khawaja Asif said in a television interview aired later that RAW was "an enemy organisation". "RAW has been formed to undo Pakistan and to wipe Pakistan off the map of the world," Asif said.Pakistan known for its proximity towards terrorists is a haven for them. The Pakistani Army and ISI trains, hosts and support terrorists and use them against India, since Pakistan Army does not have the guts and capability to fight with the India forces. The Army and ISI use terrorists in the proxy war against India. It is laughable for such a rogue state to accuse India in the name of terrorism. On one side Pakistan is waging a proxy war against India using terrorists and on the other side Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused India of failing to respond to Pakistan's desire for good relations.Pakistan, which is a country of unrest and the citizens of that country suffering from all kinds of economic disaster, does not care for the citizens, but groom terrorists and cries as a victim to extort financial support from the world over. The dubious attitude of Pakistan has made the country a non-trustworthy nation.By Premji

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