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Tight sleep can boost your memory, finds study July 27, 2015 18:45

Tight sleep can make our memories more accessible, according to a study by University of Exeter in Britain and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain. The study has been published in the journal Cortex. "Sleep almost doubles our chances of remembering previously unrecalled material. The post-sleep boost in memory accessibility may indicate that some memories are sharpened overnight," explained Nicolas Dumay from University of Exeter.When scientists examined the subjects, in two situations subjects forgot information over the course of 12 hours of wakefulness and a night's sleep was shown to promote access to memory traces that had initially been too weak to be retrieved. The scientists tracked memories for novel, made-up words learnt either prior to a night's sleep, or an equivalent period of wakefulness. Subjects were asked to recall words immediately after exposure, and then again after the period of sleep or wakefulness. The participants who have enough sleep memorised the words at immediate test and those who failed to recall the words are eventually remembered at retest.The beneficial impact of sleep on memory was well established by this study. "More research is needed into the functional significance of this rehearsal and whether, for instance, it allows memories to be accessible in a wider range of contexts, hence making them more useful," Dumay said.By Lizitha

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Yakub Memon row: Salman’s bail to be cancelled? July 27, 2015 18:22

Salman tweets about Yakub Menon went viral in the media, and he was also targeted by many protest organizations, who are demanding for the cancellation of his bail. Tweeting about the issue, Salman said that, Tiger Memon should hang for his crimes, but Yakub Memon should not hang for him. This tweet raised a new controversy on Salman saying that, he is supporting Yakub Menon and wishing him to let free out of the case. Salman tweets might be implied that, "for the crimes Yakub committed, the latter is eligible for the punishment, but as a person, Yakub is still good."   This intention of his was misunderstood by several protest organizations and raised the protests opposite Salman’s house.     As the issue started going viral, Salman made an apologizing tweet saying that, his intention was misunderstood and expressed his faith in the judicial system of the country. Salman further condemned allegations, that said, his tweet had an anti-religious influence.   Reactions on Salman tweets about Yakub Memon issue But before his apologizing tweet itself, the possible damage took place. Mumbai BJP president, Ashish Shelar met Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and asked him to cancel Salman's bail. On Monday, MP Kirit Somaiya will raise Salman tweets issue in Parliament. Niranjan Shetty, the chief spokesperson for Mumbai BJP, said, "Salman should know how to treat the judiciary.   Mumbai BJP president and Bandra MLA Ashish Shelar said, "After Salman's apology, I have left it to the court to decide what should be done with him. Stupidity as a habit is bad. But film industry has to introspect how they have made such a fool their icon.”So, Monday is going to be another deadly day for Salman and his fans, after he was awarded bail for his cases in the past. By Phani

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6 WTF signboards by creative Indians July 27, 2015 17:54

Be it due to ignorance or with the intention of entertaining the public, Indians try to expose their WTF sense of humor. Here are the few sign boards, where the creativity of the Indians can be exhibited wide.    Also read: 5 WTF things where Indians can only doI will not let my child, bear this Very aggressive computer technology right? Plane paint? What might be the colour of that paint? Also read: 5 most awkward moments you relate toHumans are once monkeys right? May be they meant that. What is so wrong? Instead of visiting again, he is saying to come BAR BAR. Cum! Might be embarrassing in public platforms, isn’t it? Hope you might have come across more boards like above right? Share those with us in the comment box below and spread smiles.By Phani

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Research question papers on Internet July 27, 2015 17:49

A: My history professor suggested me to use the internet, for research on the subject. I did it and found very helpfulB: ReallyA: Yes, I already found 30 people who sell the question papers! By Phani

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Indian millionaires moved abroad July 27, 2015 17:43

A joint report by New World Wealth and LIO Global said, India has seen the second biggest outflow of high net worth individuals in the last 14 years, with as many as 61,000 millionaires shifting their base to abroad due to reasons like tax, security and child education, second only to China which saw an outflow of 91,000 ultra-rich persons in the same period. Despite the large-scale exodus of millionaires, both China and India still have plenty of wealthy citizens who chose to stay back.“Indian High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) tend to move to the UAE, the UK, the US and Australia, Chinese HNWIs mainly moved to the US, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK” the report said.According to  Nadia  Read,  head  of  world  residence  and  citizenship  platform  LIO  Global:  “the main reason  people apply for a second residence or citizenship is to ensure freedom of global mobility and access, as well as security and wealth protection for their families.”Read the original report Other countries which have seen significant HNWI outflows includes France (42,000), Italy (23,000), Russia (20,000), Indonesia (12,000), South Africa (8,000) and Egypt (7,000).The report says Indians like to move to countries like Australia and the United Arab Emirates, while Singapore and Hong Kong are popular destinations for China’s wealthy.Most of the HNWIs who has moved to the UK came from Europe, Russia, China and India. There were also substantial numbers that came from the Middle-East and Africa, the report added. Inflows to the US predominantly came from China, while the UK, India and Russia made up for a sizeable number. Most migrations to Singapore happened from China, India and Indonesia.According to Read: “the majority of investors are typically looking towards the EU. Cyprus and Malta, in particular,  are  very  popular  as  they  offer  direct  citizenship  without  long  waiting  or  residence  periods. Portugal’s Golden Residence Visa, as well as the Hungarian Residence Bond program, have also seen significant  interest, as  they  offer  investors  residence  in  exchange  for  a  smaller  investment  (in comparison  to  Malta  or  Cyprus). The  Caribbean  has  also recently seen  strong  demand  as  countries such as Antigua and Barbuda or Grenada offer direct citizenship in under 6 months.”By Premji

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Recipe: Eggless marble cake July 27, 2015 16:34

Nothing can compete with the rich, buttery flavour of the homemade pound cake recipe. Try this eggless cake at your home and enjoy its delicious taste with your family members. Cooking Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 150 gm butter 150 gm castor sugar 3/4 cup milk 3 tsp vinegar 150 gm flour 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 Tbsp cocoa 1 1/2 tsp baking powder For the Icing: 50 gm butter 100 gm icing sugar 50 gm melted chocolate 2 tsp cocoa Sweets to decorate Method of preparation: Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the milk and vinegar. Fold in all the flour except 1 tbsp. Divide batter in half. Fold 1 tbsp flour in 1 half and the cocoa in the other. Place in alternate spoonfuls in a greased and lined 8" cake tin. Bake at 180 degrees centigrade for 20-25 minutes. Turn out and cool. For the icing, beat the ingredients together. Spread over cake. Decorate and serve to your friends and family members. By Lizitha

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Rishiteshwari case: Right justice is a question July 27, 2015 16:17

If the current situations prevailing in Rishiteshwari case are taken into consideration, the right judgment seems to be a big question. Let us get into detail, about those situations. Rishiteshwari case: Babu Rao sexual harassments in the past: Though Principal Babu Rao was alleged to be involved in several sexual harassments in the college, belonging to the upper caste and also for having political influence, no one tried to move against him. Rishiteshwari case: Not suicide, it’s a murder!: With the support of Babu Rao, the senior students Charan and Srinivas harassed Rishiteshwari, and shared her semi nude video to other students. That video allegedly made Rishiteshwari to commit suicide. But, Rishiteshwari parents said that, “our daughter is not that coward, when she faced the similar situation in Vijayawada intermediate college, she slapped the lecturer, who harassed her sexually." Saying this, Rishiteshwari parents pleaded the police to investigate Rishiteshwari issue as a murder case. Unanswered questions in Rishiteshwari case: Who dropped Rishiteshwari down, after seeing her hanging to the fan? How did the Rishiteshwari death news reached the boys hostel, before reaching to her neighboring roommates? Who saw Rishiteshwari hanging first and why did they inform Principal Babu Rao first? Why did not the hostel warden informed first? Why there is not even a single proof to say that Rishiteshwari committed suicide? Why did Principal Babu Rao resign the post, before getting suspended? Who is saving Babu Rao? As ordered by the Supreme Court, every college is supposed to establish an Anti Ragging committee in the college. Then why there is no such committee in Anu college? What happened in the movie theatre? Where is the Rishiteshwari’s semi nude video? What is the reason behind declaring 10 days of holidays in the college? Why is Telangana Chief Minister KCR silent on Rishiteshwari issue, though knowing that, the girl belongs to Telangana? What happened in public discussion about Rishiteshwari case? To speak about the Rishiteshwari suicide issue, the students, the student organizations and also the media were assembled in a public meeting, forming a committee. During this meeting, a few of the students submitted video of Principal Babu Rao, who was spotted dancing with the girl students. This was objected by Babu Rao related caste students and said that, it is their college’s personal activity. They even objected Babu Rao’s suspension, saying that, he is very experienced and later attacked the student organizations. Rishiteshwari case: What is so wrong in dancing, with the students? - Professor Pichhaiah After the committee was postponed, reacting to the issue, the committee member Professor Pichhaiah said that, there is no such wrong in dancing with the students, that too, being drunk. This clearly symbolizes the peaks of caste madness in him. After his open statement and also after Babu Rao related caste students attack in the committee, it might almost be impossible to take action against the culprits in the case. We all can guess that, what would be the situation, if Babu Rao and others were the common people, without any kind of background. Andhrawishesh view:India or to say Telugu states are being developed in all the fields and our people are being identified even across the world. But it is pathetic that, still these caste dominations are taking place among the people. If the culprits in Rishiteshwari case are left safe, then the attacks on girls would not end with Rishiteshwari. There will be more Rishiteshwaris’ in future, as it encourages the caste dominators. Justice will have its identity, only if the culprits in Rishiteshwari death issue are punished. So let us wish and also pray that, the right justice be declared, for all those culprits. Regarding this, the social media is already promoting the Rishiteshwari death issue, with the following hash tags. #Rishiteshwari #WeWantJustice #JusticeForRishiteshwari Let us also follow and express our views, using those tags in the social media.   “It is not enough to be electors only. It is necessary to be law-makers. Otherwise, those who can be law-makers, will be the masters of those, who can only be electors.” - BR AmbedkarBy Phani

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Supreme Court issues notice to Tamilnadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa July 27, 2015 16:10

The Supreme Court on Monday has issued a notice to Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on a batch of petitions challenging her acquittal in the disproportionate case by the High Court of Karnataka. A bench headed by Justice PC Ghose had agreed to hear the petitions challenging the Karnataka high court verdict acquitting Jayalalithaa and her associates in the case in which a trial court had sentenced her to four years in jail."The HC has reversed the judgment and order of the trial court on untenable grounds, ignoring the material and clinching evidence which proved the case of the prosecution. The HC has chosen to reverse the judgment for no valid reasons at all," the petition said."It is respectfully submitted that the conclusions reached by the judge are not based on a proper appreciation of evidence and the conclusions reached are bordering on perversity and is, therefore, liable to be set aside. The judgment lacks reasoning, is not logical and is cryptic. The evidence has not been considered objectively and lacks deliberation," it added.The apex court bench headed by Justice PC Ghose has issued the notice returnable in eight weeks on the petition filed by DMK leader K Anbazhagan and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, both challenging Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting Jayalalithaa.The Karnataka HC order had on May 11 ruled that the conviction by the special court suffered from infirmity and is not sustainable in law. Karnataka government in its appeal against the May 11 verdict stated that the state government prosecuting agency was not made a party before the High Court. The petition is filed through advocate Joseph Aristotle, who had also claimed that the High Court erred in computing the disproportionate assets of the AIADMK leader.The state government in the petition had questioned as to whether the High Court had “erred in law” by giving the benefit of the doubt to Jayalalithaa in pursuance of a Supreme Court judgment holding that an accused can be acquitted if his or her disproportionate assets was to the extent of ten per cent. It also claimed that the High Court has erred by over-ruling the preliminary objections raised by the state government and that the accused had filed their appeals against conviction without impleading Karnataka as a party.The state government in its petition alleged that if the error committed by the HC is rectified, then the percentage of the disproportionate assets would be 34.50%, which was erroneously fixed at 8.12% by the court. The HC had held that Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets are around Rs 2.82 crore against the prosecution claim of Rs 66.5 crore and acquitted her on the ground that it is less than 10 percent of the income and the offense is not made out.By Premji

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NTR to Lend Voice for Charan July 27, 2015 15:08

Mega Powerstar Ramcharan is back to shoot with My Name Is Raju in the direction of Srinu Vaitla and the shoot of the film is currently progressing in Hyderabad. Rakul Preet Singh is the heroine in this mass entertainer which is one of the most awaited movies this year. Srinu Vaitla who has good relation with NTR requested for a voice over during the introduction scenes of the movie and NTR has accepted for the proposal. Though NTR will not give his voice for the scenes that will have Ramcharan, this is a great news for Mega fans and Nandamuri fans.SS Thaman is composing the music for My Name Is Raju and there are rumors that Megastar Chiranjeevi will be seen in a cameo in the movie. Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan have penned the screenplay and the dialogues for the movie. DVV Danayya is producing the movie on Universal Media banner. Young Tiger NTR is currently shooting for his latest movie Nannaku Prematho in the direction of Sukumar and Rakul Preet Singh is the heroine in the movie. Devi Sri Prasad is the music composer and BVSN Prasad is the producer.

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Diabetes drug ‘Actos’ not linked to bladder cancer risk July 27, 2015 13:53

Previous studies have suggested that the use of diabetic drug ‘Actos’ may increase the risk of bladder cancer. But the new study found no evidence for such an effect. The new research performed by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California's Assiamira Ferrara looked at long-term data from nearly 200,000 diabetes patients and found no statistically significant association between taking Actos and increased risk of bladder cancer.The lead researcher Igor Astsaturov stated that inflammation is a key risk factor for pancreatic cancer and chronic inflammation is common in people with diabetes. Astsaturov further added that people in higher stages of diabetes are more likely to face chronic inflammation, also they are more likely to be prescribed Actos. This might be the reason that researchers found statistical link between Actos and increased pancreatic cancer risk, he said.The study is published in Journal of the American Medical Association.By Lizitha

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