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    47% of smartphone gamers are women: Facebook

    New York: Smartphones are the most used gaming device for people globally — and across 12 countries, 47 per cent of all smartphone players are now women, a Facebook study has revealed, adding that gaming on mobile devices is increasingly becoming popular among women, says IANS.

  • Khumaar, the musical intoxication 

    Sujata Majumdar in an exclusive interview with the multi-dimensional personality Bipin Pandit whose popular musical group Khumaar recently completed 10 years. A passionate music lover Bipin is associated with many more activities which bring out various traits of his personality.

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    Spotted: Mysterious ‘Frankenstein’ galaxy

    Washington: Scientists have uncovered a bizarre ‘Frankenstein’ galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies, located about 250 million light-years away, reports PTI. A new study unveils the secret of UGC 1382, a galaxy that had originally been thought to be old, small and typical. Instead, scientists using data from NASA telescopes and other observatories have discovered that the galaxy is 10 times bigger than previously thought and, unlike most galaxies,

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    Eyes help researchers spot Alzheimer’s before symptoms

    New York: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered that eyes could help them see progression of Alzheimer’s disease even before the onset of symptoms, reports IANS. The research may help overcome a major roadblock in the development of therapies for the brain disorder characterised by memory impairment. Looking through the eye to see the brain is a key advantage of the new technology.

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    Cancer risk may rise before & after diabetes diagnosis

    Toronto: Individuals with Type 2 diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing cancer before and immediately after their diagnosis, says a study, according to IANS. The findings showed that the highest risk appears shortly after a diabetes diagnosis. Cancer incidence was also significantly higher in persons with diabetes within the first three months after diagnosis, but not after this time period.

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    New electronic tattoo can read emotions

    Jerusalem: Scientists have created a new adhesive “electronic tattoo” that can read emotions, an advance that can improve muscle control of amputees and patients with brain injuries, reports PTI. The tattoo consists nanotechnology-based conductive polymer coating that enhances the carbon electrode’s performance. It records a strong, steady signal for hours on end without irritating the skin.

  • Learnt to stop responding to social media trolls: Kalki

    Actress Kalki Koechlin, who has created a niche for herself in Bollywood industry, is one amongst many celebrities who have faced the burnt of social media trolls. But she says she has learnt not to respond to them.

  • Highest paid celebrities of 2016 in Bollywood

    ShahRukh Khan weighs in at 86 on the annual Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities of 2016, while Akshay Kumar is not far behind at 94.

  • No selfies for Varun!

    In these times of ‘any publicity is good publicity’, Varun Dhawan begs to differ. This was in relation to the controversy whipped up over the Sikh community objecting to a song in Varun’s upcoming DISHOOM. The song portrays Jacqueline Fernandez shimmying with a small dagger attached to her belt which some sections of the community saw as disrespectful to the kirpan.

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    The short film wave is growing and how. Now Tigmanshu Dhulia has also joined the growing band of filmmakers dabbling in this medium. Taapsee Pannu is all set out to impress the audience with her varied roles in Bollywood this year.

  • Arjun ‘bucks’ up!

    Arjun Kapoor launched the Hindi poster of ICE AGE 3 on his social media platforms. If you’re wondering about his interest in the film, don’t forget, he had been recently roped in to lend his voice for Buck, one of the leading characters of ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE. The film is releasing in India on July 22.

  • Gulshan’s research funda

    Gulshan Devaiah, who grabbed eyeballs after HUNTERRR, was spotted spending time on the sets of an upcoming big banner film. Gulshan, who has done a lot of films, has been taking time out to go and visit the sets of various films. He is working on an upcoming film called PICHCHAR in which he plays the role of a struggling director.

  • clean up with Subhash Ghai

    Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who is known for his classic cult movies from the ‘90s and popularly known as the Showman of Bollywood, recently took time out from his busy schedule for a social cause. The renowned filmmaker along with his few industry friends took part in the recent Versova beach cleaning drive.


    ‘Bangladesh prepares to erase provocative speeches from internet’

    Dhaka: Bangladesh is preparing to erase “extremely provocative” Islamist speeches from the internet a day after it banned the Peace TV, run by India’s controversial preacher Zakir Naik, a senior minister said today. “We already issued a circular, now a specific directive is being issued for the BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Authority) to find out and erase provocative speeches of Islamist leaders. Zakir Naik’s speeches will also be erased,” information

  • Ali: Charmer all the way

    Audiences who had gone in to watch BOBBY JASOOS only for its charming leading lady Vidya Balan, came out with a large portion of their hearts stolen by Ali Fazal, who played her adorable boyfriend in the film. Now Ali is all set to charm the audiences with his boy next door act in the upcoming Anand Rai production HAPPY BHAAG JAYEGI directed by Mudassar Aziz.

  • Anurag Kashyap is bonding…

    …And the person in question is Sobhita Dhulipala, who made an unconventional but clearly credible debut with Anurag Kashyap’s latest flick, RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0. Anurag, who is also a phenomenal writer, discovered Sobhita’s passion for writing and the two bonded over their common love for poetry. Anurag was quite surprised to discover a side of Sobhita he didn’t quite expect. Speaking on it, Anurag said, “We were sitting and talking, I discovered

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    Firefighters: A dozen dead in train crash in southern Italy

    Milan: Two Italian commuter trains collided today in the southern region of Puglia, killing a dozen people, firefighters said. Dozens of others were injured when the two trains, each with four cars, collided head-on near the town of Andria on a line with just a single track, according to news agency ANSA and Sky TG24.

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    Baby boys at greater risk of pregnancy complications

    Sydney: Boy babies are much more likely to experience potentially life-threatening outcomes at birth than girls, a new research has revealed, says IANS. The study, published in the journal ‘PLOS ONE’, is based on research conducted upon more than 574,000 births over a 30-year period (1981-2011), to confirm the presence of differences in birth outcomes based on the sex of the baby.

  • Police officer’s wife, daughter beaten up by mob in J-K

    Srinagar: The wife and daughter of a police officer were today beaten up by a mob protesting the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

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    Scientists restore vision in blind mice

    New York: In a major breakthrough, scientists have successfully restored vision in mice affected by glaucoma-like condition, reports IANS. The unprecedented, if partial, restoration could pave the way to future work that enables blind people to see, the study said.