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Telugu actor Jayaprakash Reddy dies of heart attack amid Covid-19 pandemic

Jayaprakash Reddy

Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy, best-known for his comic and villainous roles, died on Tuesday, aged 74. The actor suffered a cardiac arrest at his residence in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The actor was last seen in Mahesh Babu starrer Sarileru Neekevvaru (2020). Jaya Prakash Reddy’s death has left the Telugu film industry in a shock and several condolence messages started pouring in ...

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Africa declared free from wild polio; Will South Asia be Next?

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The World Health Organization has declared Africa free of wild polio as no new cases of wild poliovirus have been recorded on the continent since 2016, but other types of the virus persist The continent’s last case of wild polio was recorded four years ago in northeast Nigeria. There are now just just two countries on Earth where the virus ...

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Pranab Da is no more, country mourns; ‘End of an Era’

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee died on Monday evening, his son Abhijit Mukherjee said in a tweet. He was admitted at the Army Research and Referral Hospital 21 days ago after his condition deteriorated following a brain surgery. Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted: “With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away in spite ...

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South Asian Americans Upbeat Over Biden’s Selection of Kamala Harris as VP running mate

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By Osman Siddique The gravity of the current economic, political, and pandemic situations cannot be sufficiently underscored. Collectively, they set the bar impossibly high for Joe Biden in the selection of his vice presidential running mate. Fortunately, he cleared it with Sen. Kamala Harris, the right choice for this momentous decision. The broad appeal that Biden has amongst the electorate ...

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WATCH LIVE TODAY: Starlink Mission all set to take off today

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US private space agency SpaceX is targeting Friday, August 7 at 1:12 a.m. EDT, 5:12 UTC, for launch of its tenth Starlink mission which will include 57 Starlink satellites and 2 satellites from BlackSky, a Spaceflight customer. The standard vehicle Falcon 9 will lift off from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In case you miss ...

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Russia completes Phase III trials, gets ready to first vaccinate doctors in October

Despite apprehensions on the sample numbers of human trials, Russia is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus in October, after a vaccine completed clinical trials including Phase III trial on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said the Gamaleya Institute, a state research facility in Moscow, had completed clinical trials preparing the required paperwork to ...

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Japan, India scientists develop new approach to lessen severity of malaria

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A new approach focusing on a critical stage in the life cycle of one of the most common malaria parasites was developed by scientists at Kyoto University’s Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan, in collaboration with India and Swiss scientists. “The Plasmodium vivax malaria parasite can stay dormant in a person’s liver cells up to years following infection, ...

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Wind blows, ground moves on Mars, says study after INSIGHT lander findings

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A new study by researchers at Kyushu University’s International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research, Fukuoka in  Japan after comparing findings of Mars Insight lander after comparing with our own planet Earth, found Mars might seem like a “dead” planet, but even there, the wind blows and the ground moves. Similar to earthquakes, the ambient seismic noise rippling mainly due to ...

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NASA finds tropical storm Sarai strengthening

NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Sarai using infrared light to determine the strength of the storm.  Already there are regional warnings in effect for Fiji and Tonga. In Fiji, there is a storm warning is in force for Vatulele and Kadavu. A gale warning is in force for Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Yasawa and the Mamanuca Group, ...

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High BMI may improve cancer survival, says study by Australian scientist

Flinders University

Above average or high BMI – often linked to cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular and other diseases – may in some cases improve the chance of survival among certain cancers, showed new research from Flinders University that focused on clinical trials of atezolizumab, a common immunotherapy treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the Australian cancer researchers found improved responsiveness to the drug ...

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Nikki Haley gets Trump’s support for nailing down Kelly, Tillerson in memoir

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Former US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley has finally cracked the code from within narrating in her book how former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly had tried to circumvent some policies in the name of national interest despite going against President Donald Trump’s own decisions. Haley’s claims in her book With ...

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Samsung makes inroads into IITs, recognizes 3 Indore IIT projects

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Samsung India conducted the 9th edition of the Samsung Innovation Award at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore to recognize and reward innovations of students that have the potential to revolutionize everyday life under this year’s theme ‘Systems that learn’ for practical ideas around multi-modal sensing, applications of learning systems, VR, XR, 3D imaging, and distributed AI. The awards ...

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Mahesh Babu shares Diwali poster ahead of his next film ‘Sarileru Neekevvaru’

On the occasion of Diwali, Telugu superhero Mahesh Babu shared a new poster from his upcoming movie Sarileru Neekevvaru and informed his fans that the film will be released on January 12, 2020, just in time for the Sankranti Festival. Mahesh Babu shared the poster with the caption, “Happy Diwali 🙂 🙂 #SarileruNeekevvaru”. One of the biggest highlights is that Mahesh ...

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Chiranjeevi opens up about his periodic film ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

Telugu actor Chiranjeevi’s upcoming periodic film, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy has created a huge buzz since its trailer launch was launched recently, and received huge praise for its brilliant visuals, breathtaking performances and an iconic cast. The official trailer released on August 20 has already received 9.9 million views on Youtube, to touch more than 1 crore view in just ...

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‘World Of Saaho’ welcomes you at multiplexes across India

The makers of Saaho are creating a huge buzz once again by having a beautifully crafted ‘World Of Saaho’ at multiplexes across 30 states of India, after treating us with the trailer which was premium with its rich content quality and breathtaking visual depictions. Talking about ‘World Of Saaho’, the multiplexes are decorated with the posters as well as the ...

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After Saaho, Shraddha Kapoor gears up for back-to-back releases

Actress Shraddha Kapoor has been busy juggling between the sets of three films — Saaho, Chhichhore and Street Dancer 3D, this year. This year is not only a busy year for Shraddha but the actress has taken it a notch higher with good projects. Currently, Shraddha will have two projects releasing within a span of one week- Saaho and Chhichhore. ...

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