Author Archives: Narsing Rao Sridhar

Rajinikanth-Starrer ‘Kabali’ Box Office Collections Touch Rs.100 Crore in 2 Days

Despite bad reviews, Rajinikanth-starrer “Kabali” has made a whopping box office collections of Rs.100 crore wordwide in just 2 days of its release in 12,000 screens. On Day 1, the record collections were mindboggling at Rs.48 crore, crossing even Salman Khan’s “Sultan” collections. In US, its premier box office earnings crossed even “Bahubali” collections, said early reports. Distributor Rajesh Thadani ...

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3 Drug Combinations to Counter Antibiotic Resistance: Report

UCLA researchers found that combinations of three different antibiotics can often overcome bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics, even when none of the three antibiotics on their own — or even two of the three together — is effective. The researchers grew E. coli bacteria in a laboratory and treated the samples with combinations of one, two and three antibiotics from a group of ...

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UCLA New Solution to Big Data Challenge

Since the field of “big data” has emerged as a tool for solving all sorts of scientific and societal questions, one of the main challenges is to combine multiple sets of data from various sources to determine cause-and-effect relationships in new and untested situations. Now, computer scientists from UCLA and Purdue University have devised a theoretical solution to that problem. ...

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California Construction Boom Nearing Bubble Burst?

California’s commercial real estate boom is growing still but the signs of certain bubble burst are already visible, said a new study by UCLA. The latest edition (PDF) of a biannual survey conducted by the UCLA Anderson Forecast and the California-based law firm Allen Matkins “provides the first indication of a topping out in office and retail markets,” said Jerry Nickelsburg, adjunct professor of economics at the ...

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Turmeric Compound Found Promising to Treat Colon Cancer

Another study has brought the miracle root turmeric into limelight as a means to prepare a compound to prevent and treat colon cancer to some extent. Researchers from Saint Louis University in Missouri, US have studied a line of colon cancer cells in a laboratory model and found that treating the cells initially with curcumin and then with silymarin will ...

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Kabali Movie Review: Great Soul in Search of Peace Ends in Violence

KABALI – Tamil with dubbing in Hindi and Telugu. CAST: Rajiniknath, Radhika Apte, Dhansikaa, Kishore, Dinesh and Winston Chao DIRECTION: Pa Ranjith RATING: ****   What does an aged don do after getting out of prison 25 Years later? See Rajinikanth’s new “Kabali” with no extra vigour or valour but for the omnipresence of the Tamil legend whose films make ...

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Clarification on Implementation of NEET

Supreme Court vide its orders dated 28th April and 9th May 2016 in WP No. 261/2016 directed that NEET shall come into effect immediately. However some State Governments indicated that it would be in the larger interest of the students’ community across the country to hold NEET for undergraduate admission from the year 2017-18 onwards instead of 2016-17. The points ...

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Kabali Video Leaked Ahead of Release?

Several videos are being circulated on online showing few minutes of scenes from Kabali featuring Rajanikanth, slated for official release today in theatres all over the world. A two minute video shows Rajnikanth released from a Malaysian prison, which it claimed was an opening scene of Kabali for those vying for the movie eagerly this morning. It is also said ...

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Juveniles Filmed Burning Puppies Arrested; Will it Help?

Following social media outrage on a video of a group of teenagers burning three two-month old puppies creates outrage, the Hyderabad police, following a complaint from Humane Society International/India, arrested a group of eight teenagers for burning alive a litter of three puppies in the Musheerabad area. The accused, all said to be under 18 years of age, are seen ...

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JNU Admn Cracks on Kanhaiya Kumar Stalling Registration for Monsoon Semester

JNU Row

JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and 20 other students including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who were arrested under sedition charges have been successfully blocked them from registering for the next academic semester by the Registrar Pramod Kumar who has issued a diktum stating: “The registration of the following students should be blocked till further notice.” While media queries elicited no ...

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Kabali TV Trailer in Telugu Fails to Entice Viewers, Why?

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Kabali, unlike Rajinikanth’s other dubbed movies in Telugu, lacks the baritone the actor is famous for and the TV ad clearly comes a notch down making it one of the most disappointing dubbings ever done for the hero, whose ‘Robo’ was last received with immense popularity. The Tamil film of Kabali is based on a novel story of a gangster, ...

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Sweeteners Prompt Side Effects, Cause Obesity: Study

Australian researchers have discovered that sweeteners have side-effects which are worse than the benefit. Studies have suggested that consuming artificial sweeteners actually make you feel hungry and prompt you to eat more unknowingly, said a new study by the University of Sydney scientists. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have ...

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Pokemon GO: Born to Win But its Creator Not Alive to See the Success

The idea for the game was conceived in 2014 by Satoru Iwata of Nintendo (who died in July 2015) and Tsunekazu Ishihara of the Pokémon Company as an April Fools’ Day collaboration with Google called Pokémon Challenge, with geographical location-based tech know-how from Tatsuo Nomura of Google Maps. Nomura later became a full-time senior project manager at Niantic. Niantic is ...

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How to Play Pokemon GO? Some Tips

To play the popular, rather viral, location-augmented Pokemon GO, the player has to download and log into the app to create his or her ‘avatar’ first. They get the option to choose the avatar’s style, hair, skin, and eye color, and can choose from available outfits. Once the avatar is created, it is displayed at the player’s current location along ...

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Pokemon Go Adds New Camera Features, New Music Track

Pokémon GO, the instantly popular location-augmented reality mobile game, developed by Niantic, and part of the Pokémon franchise has added new features. The Niantic team said its members have been making the most of the sunny California weather by walking long distances and enthusiastically testing all of the refinement and new features in Pokémon GO. They said several updates have ...

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Bizarre ‘Frankenstein’ Galaxy Found 250 Mln Light Years Away

  About 250 million light years away from our universe, an enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies, was found using NASA telescopes and other observatories. A new study to be published in the Astrophysical Journal reveals the secret of UGC 1382, a galaxy that had originally been thought to be old, small and typical. Instead, ...

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