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    Sizzling, sexy summer…

    His formidable design talent is coupled with a lively eye for spotting gaffes and lauding hits. The inimitable Wendell Rodricks goes star-spotting this summer and picks his faves… Exclusively for CINE BLITZ.

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    Strong word-of-mouth boosts Naseer-Kalki’s ‘Waiting’

    As expected, Anu Menon’s highly-anticipated film, the Naseeruddin Shah-Kalki Koechlin starrer ‘Waiting’ has struck the right chords with movie-lovers. Besides garnering critical acclaim, a tremendous word-of-mouth feedback — which is a true testament for any film — is additionally ensuring that the film continues to be a crowd-puller.  Due to strong word-of-mouth on opening day, the business is expected to grow 3 to 4 times over the weekend.

  • Sunny Leone to romance Arbaaz in ‘Tera Intezaar’

    Actors Sunny Leone and Arbaaz Khan will be seen together for the first time onscreen in upcoming musical-romance film “Tera Intezaar”. Sunny, who will next be seen in the ninth season of reality show “Splitsvilla”, will shoot for the film alongside Arbaaz in the Rann of Kutch in August.

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    Building Stonehenge was not as hard as thought: study

    London: Building the Stonehenge may not have been as difficult as previously thought, according to a new study which found that only 20 people were likely required to move the huge bluestones used in the World Heritage Site.

  • Pope Francis meets young ‘YouTubers’

    Rome: Pope Francis met a group of young ‘YouTubers’ from six continents and encouraged them to make the world a better place with their videos. At the close of the Sixth World Congress of the Scholas Occurrentes, an educational organisation founded by the Pontiff, on Sunday in Rome, where young people from 190 countries participated, the Pope spoke in public with two of the stars of the video sharing platform, EFE news reported.

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    Huge body size may have led to extinction of mammoths

    London: Huge body size of some giant animals such as mammoths may have been one of the contributing factors to their extinction, a new study suggests. Researchers from Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay analysed the major food webs during the Pleistocene – a period from about 2 million years ago to 10,000 years ago – in the Americas and its possible impact on megafauna.

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    Rawat meets PM, says Modi ‘friendly’ to him

    New Delhi: Meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time after weathering a month-long political crisis in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat today said the former has a “friendly attitude” towards all CMs, including him, and hoped it remains the same in future.

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    ‘N-plant vendors improving designs to raise safety standards’

    Moscow: Global nuclear power plant vendors have improved their designs and worked on issues like reprocessing of spent fuel to enhance the safety standards following the Fukushima disaster in Japan, a top official of the World Association of Nuclear Operators said today.

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    Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef’s north

    Sydney: Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said today.

  • FRBM panel holds 1st meeting; to consult state govts, experts

    New Delhi: A five-member committee set up by the government to review the FRBM Act and suggest the possibility of a range of fiscal deficit target has decided to hold wide-ranging consultations with different stake holders including state governments, sectoral experts and also RBI.

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    ASUS’s new graphic card cuts power consumption by 50 percent

    New Delhi: Taiwan-based computer hardware company ASUS and Republic of Gamers (ROG) have launched a virtual reality (VR) ready gaming graphics card that is environmentally friendly and reduces power consumption by up to 50 percent.

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    New drug to fight skin cancer developed

    London : Scientists have synthesised a new drug that they say can treat melanoma, a highly aggressive form of skin cancer, reports IANS. The drug, known as HA15, reduces the viability of melanoma cells without being toxic for normal cells. Melanoma affects melanocytes, the cells responsible for the synthesis of melanin, which gives the skin its colour.

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    66 Chinese herbs listed in European Pharmacopoeia

    Beijing : Sixty-six Chinese medicinal herbs have been added to the European Pharmacopoeia, an authoritative reference work for quality control of medication, after undergoing “strict examination” and gaining approval from all signatory states reported PTI.

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    Plain packaging a way out to curb tobacco epidemic: WHO

    New Delhi :In a bid to help cut down the perils associated with tobacco, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday urged the various stakeholders to make plain packaging of tobacco products mandatory across the world reported IANS. In plain packaging, the tobacco product package will have no branding or promotional information.

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    Every cigarette rots you, inside out

    Gory pictures on cigarette packets depicting the dangers of smoking have helped people kick the butt. But despite all the images of the diseased lungs and heart, the number of girls taking to the habit of smoking is on the rise. One of the prime responsibilities and a large opportunity in public health in the 21st century is to prevent the increase in smoking among women reported IANS.

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    More porn can actually make you religious

    New York: Call it bizarre, but researchers from the University of Oklahoma have claimed that those who watch porn more than once a week tend to become more religious and it may be because of guilt associated with it reports IANS. According to lead researcher Samuel Perry, assistant professor of sociology and religious studies, exposure to pornography may inspire guilty feelings, especially if a person is violating the rules of their religion.

  • Karan Johar waiting to see ‘Waiting’

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is eager to watch director Anu Menon’s debut release “Waiting”, starring Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin Shah. “Waiting to see ‘Waiting’! I hear Naseer Saab and Kalki Koechlin are phenomenal! I believe it’s reflective and connective slice of life,” Karan tweeted on Sunday.

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    NGT raps states on pollution, warns of action agnst chief secy

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today took state governments to task for not taking a clear stand on pollution and vehicle density in major cities in their jurisdiction and directed them to produce the information by tomorrow failing which bailable warrants will be issued against chief secretaries.