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Nagarjuna Upset Over Cancellation of Italy Wedding of Son Akhil Akkineni

It was on the cards for over two years that Akhil Akkineni and industrilist GVK Reddy’s granddaughter Shriya Bhupal will tie knot and the engagement in December was an event in Hyderabad for many while guests had already booked flight tickets to Rome for the grand marriage. But the marriage of convenience between the two industrialists’ families turned sour suddenly ...

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Indian-Origin Student Kills ULCA Professor, Ends Own Life, Why?

An Indian origin student by name Mainak Sarkar, 38, who was a former engineering student and doctoral candidate of the victim, Prof. William Klug who was reportedly developing a computer-generated virtual heart, of late. Sarkar left India after graduating from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and attended California’s Stanford University, where he did his Master of Science in Aeronautics. He ...

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Bellandur Lake Fire: Javadekar Hints at Banning Phosphates in Detergents

When Bellandur lake with froth made news two years ago, there were expert missions which visited the scene and submitted their report. Again two years ago when the waste from garment units mixed into the lake and caught fire due to methane generated inside, the local IISc scientists visited and submitted their report. The outcome remained lukewarm from the local ...

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Will Facebook Miss its CEO Mark Zuckerberg for 2 Months?

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday he will take two months of paternity leave soon after his daughter’s birth, several family-centric business executives cheered him but sceptics questioned the decision as how it would effect Facebook users? The parental leave is gaining currency, no wonder, and many IT firms have extended the privilege of such leave to their ...

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Afghan Hindu Kush Mountains Rocked by 7.7M Earthquake, Delhi Too Jolted

The Hindu Kush mountain region in Afghanistan was rocked on Monday afternoon with 7.7 Magnitude sending tremors across Pakistan and India, including Delhi where several buildings were rattled or developed cracks. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude of the quake at 7.7 is similar to that of Nepal earthquake that damaged the Himalayan region in April this year. ...

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Why Stampede of Hajj 2015 Worst in 25 Years?

The Mina tragedy at Hajj has seen 719 pilgrims killed including 18 Indians, while the more than 1000 were injured but stampedes are unlikely to subside despite best efforts anywhere in the world. In 2006 stampede, 364 pilgrims were killed and more than 1000 people were injured on the final day of a symbolic stoning ritual at the hajj pilgrimage ...

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Why Stampede at Hajj Occurs During Stone Throwing Ritual?

Notwithstanding the tragic crane crash early this month, another stampede today left 220 pilgrims killed at the “Stoning of the Devil” or “ramī aj-jamarāt” ritual on the last day of Muslim pilgrimage Hajj 2015 on Thursday, which coincided with Eid al-adah festival too. The “stoning of the Devil” with jamarāt or pebbles is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage ...

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Google Chrome Crashes if You Enter ‘http://a/%%30%30’ in Browser, Why?

Google Chrome, supposedly a robust Internet browser from Google, is prone to crash whenever a 16-character string ‘http://a/%%30%30’ is entered, said Reddit. The popular online bulletin board is beset with discussion on the possibel reason for the crash and it is pointed out that the crash occurs in google chrome’s latest version and also in Opera browser on Windoes operationg ...

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Chile EarthQuake: Nazca Plate Behind Seismic Thrust, says USGS

The September 16, 2015 M 8.3 earthquake west of Illapel, Chile, occurred as the result of thrust faulting on the interface between the Nazca and South America plates in Central Chile, said US Geological Survey. Considering the latitude of the earthquake, the Nazca plate is moving towards the east-northeast at a velocity of 74 mm/yr with respect to South America, ...

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Trigana Aircraft Crashes Into Papua Mountains with 54 Onboard

In another incident of ageing aircraft still in use, Indonesia’s Trigan aircraft which is 27 years old in operation crashed in the mountainous region of Papua on Sunday with 54 onboard, including 5 children and 5 crew members. “The Trigana aircraft that lost contact has been found at Camp 3, Ok Bape district in the Bintang Mountains regency,” confirmed air ...

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Secret Behind Hitchcock Movies’ Suspense, Success Revealed by Researchers

Suspense in Alfred Hitchcock’s movies has made viewers sweat in their seats for over 65 years and to unravel the raison d-etre, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have researched on how the Master of Suspense affects audiences’ brains. The researchers studied the brain activity while people watched clips from Hitchcock and other suspenseful films and found that whenever there is ...

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What’s in Parrot’s Tiny Brain That Makes Them Imitate Human Speech?

Parrots, which are close to humans in learning vocals and imitate sounds than any other species, a new study has found that parrot’s tiny brain is structured differently than the brains of songbirds and hummingbirds, which also exhibit vocal learning. Mukta Chakraborty, a postdoc in the Jarvis lab, led a project that used the activity of some of the specialized ...

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Methane, Phosphate Behind Bangalore’s Bellandur Lake Fire: Experts

Bellandur Lake in Bangalore that caught fire on May 16 for over 5 minutes was due to garment factories’ effluents released into the waters, confirmed a team of IISc. The Bellandur lake is in the neighbourhood of posh HSR Layout in Bangalore with several garment factories and jeans manufacturers located in the vicinity and the problem of effluents let out ...

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Bandh Tomorrow by Vehicles to Stifle City Life, Rural Transportation

All India Road Transport Workers’ (AIRTW) Federations have come together against the Centre’s Road Trasnport and Safety Bill 2014 that they claim will stifle their operations with more teeth to the enforment authorities and siphon off state transport authorities’ powers. The nation-wide bandh tomorrow (Thursday, April 30, 2015) was called by the workers of public transport corporations and private buses, ...

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How earthquakes happen?

Most earthquakes originate from compressional or tensional stresses built up at the margins of the huge moving plates that make up the earth’s surface. The immediate cause of most shallow earthquakes like in Nepal now, occuring within 70 km of the surface, is the sudden release of stress along a fault, or fracture in the earth’s crust, resulting in movement ...

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Cavity Forming Behind Knuckle-Cracking Sound: Study

Finding a reason behind the centuries-old common practice of knuckle cracking and the sound it give out, researchers said it was due to quick cavity formation between the joints that gives out the sound. Scientists have debated the cause of joint cracking for decades, dating back to 1947 when British researchers first theorised vapour bubble formation as the cause. but ...

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