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    Drug menace affecting country’s youth: Mandira Bedi

    Mandira Bedi is concerned about the drug menace “affecting the youth of the country on a very large level”. The actress-designer says it’s time people do their bit by educating and informing others about its consequences.

  • Lead roles not priority for Nawazuddin Siddhiqui

    Versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who shone bright even in supporting roles is happy that he has got to play read roles in some recent movies. However, he says it’s not a priority for him.

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    We are bringing the best, original content for India: Netflix

    New Delhi: The US-based on-demand streaming website Netflix arrived in the country five months ago and after facing initial hiccups, is geared up to overturn the viewing habits of Indians by acquiring recent Bollywood titles, memorable classic titles and the best of regional cinema (Tamil, Gujarati, Punjabi and Marathi), a top Netflix executive has said.

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    Jacqueline Fernandez applauded for her comic timing

    Jacqueline Fernandez has been having a busy quarter with three back to back releases, Housefull 3, Dishoom and Flying Jatt. The actress who has been a part of Housefull 3 since the beginning of the franchise is not in town has been basking in the success of the movie. Jacqueline and Akshay’s Housefull 3 has cruised to a whopping collection of over 100 crores.

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    Gravitational waves can tell how black holes are born

    London: Gravitational waves or ripples in space-time captured by space detectors could soon be used to discover when and how some of the universe’s largest black holes were born, scientists say, according to PTI. Scientists led by researchers at the Durham University in the UK ran the huge cosmological simulations that can be used to predict the rate at which gravitational waves caused by collisions between the monster black holes might be detected.

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    LeEco Le Max 2: Aiming to outshine rivals

    New Delhi: In just five months of its entry into the Indian market, Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco has practically dominated the mid-range Rs 8,000-Rs 15,000 segment. Now, with Le Max 2, the company is set to create ripples in the slightly high-end price band too, reports IANS. Le Max2 that is in direct competition with Rs 24,999 Xiaomi’s Mi5 and Rs 27,999 OnePlus 3 comes in two varients: 32GB and

  • PM Modi talking of emergency a show of “petty politics”: Sibal

    New Delhi: Unleashing a belligerent attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raking up the issue of Emergency in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio program, the Congress today accused the former of practicing petty politics.

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    Playing with magnets boost your love life

    New York: Playing with magnets could increase levels of satisfaction, intimacy and commitment amongst romantic partners, new research has suggested, according to IANS. The research examined the metaphor “love is a physical force”. This metaphor is instantiated in utterances such as, “we were immediately attracted to each other”, and “there was a magnetism between us”, as well as in the maxim that “opposites attract”.

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    Childbirth fear can cause post-partum depression

    New York: While some fear in expectant mothers is normal, excessive childbirth fear can lead to complications during pregnancy and birth, and increase risk of post-partum depression, say researchers, according IANS. The study showed that women are even more afraid of childbirth than previously thought–and are as concerned about their health care providers and their place of birth as they are about pain or complications.

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    Overuse of gadgets triggers early ageing

    New Delhi: Excessive use of electronic gadgets, including mobile phones and tablets, can cause “tech neck” that leads to early signs of ageing, health experts have warned, says IANS. According to experts, “tech neck”, which leads to sagging skin, dropping jowls, and creases above the clavicle, seriously affects facial looks of the person by causing frown lines, undereye bags, and horizontal lines on the neck along with fat prominences.

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    GST Bill will push back regulatory clock by decades: IAMAI

    New Delhi: Internet and mobile industry body IAMAI representing giants like Google, Flipkart, Facebook, Airtel Money today slammed proposed Goods and Services Tax Bill saying it fails to recognise the digital economy and push back regulatory progress by decades.

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    Excuses young Indians give to delay marriage

    New Delhi: In an attempt to unravel the excuses youth of today give to delay their marriage, a leading matrimony website recently conducted an ‘ExcusesNotToMarry’ campaign on social media, to get Young India talk openly about various excuses they tell their parents to delay marriage. Over 4,000 responses were received.

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    IAF plans to put LCA Tejas in combat role by next year

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force plans to put much-delayed Tejas in combat role by next year after raising in July the first squadron of the indigenous Light Combat Aircrat which it counts “superior” to Pakistan’s JF 17 fighters.

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    ‘Minimum legal drinking age of 21 may protect from death risk’

    Houston: Having a minimum legal drinking age of 21 may protect against later risk of death as compared to being exposed to alcohol at a younger age, a new US study has found. A minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) of 21 has been linked to a number of benefits, including a lower risk for alcoholism in adulthood, researchers said. However, no studies have examined linkages between exposure to MLDAs during young adulthood

  • Pondy CM shocked over lack of amenities at alma mater

    Puducherry: Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, who made a surprise visit of the school at Manavely here where he had studied, expressed shock over lack of basic amenities at his alma mater and directed the authorities to take remedial steps.

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    Social environment may influence drug, alcohol abuse

    New York: Social relationships including family and friends play a key role in an individual’s recovery from substance-abuse problems and at the same time may also negatively influence them to become an addict, finds a study. The findings showed that the links between substance use and social connections are bi-directional and strong. “Our data show that social mechanisms substantially affect clinical outcomes over long periods of time,” said Robert L. Stout, a

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    Revealed – why mitochondria is passed to offspring only through mother

    New York: A gene responsible for the elimination of paternal mitochondria in the offspring has revealed how and why mitochondria are only passed on through a mother’s egg and not the father’s sperm. Mitochondria, present inside the cells of nearly all multicellular animals, plants and fungi, organelles, plays an important role in generating the energy that cells need to survive. The findings showed that a gene CPS-6 serves as a paternal mitochondrial