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Hollywood: Pirates 5 could kill Johnny Depp’s career .

It seems like the universe is conspiring against Pirates of the Caribbean 5. With less than two weeks to go to the film’s release, Disney’s tentpole picture has been hit with one controversy after another. It’s fighting star Johnny Depp’s personal issues, which include a divorce, a much-publicised lawsuit, and a sting of flops. The

Indian Americans say community’s votes could make the difference

New York: With the race for the White House tightening, Indian-American Democrats are making a push to get their community to turn out to vote for Hillary Clinton, saying she’s been a steadfast friend of Indians and India. Leaders of “Indian Americans for Democrats and Friends of Hillary for President” appealed in particular to Indians

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I could not relate to the role offered in ‘Baadshaho’: Diljit

Mumbai: Popular Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh opted out of Milan Luthria’s “Baadshaho” after he felt that he would not be able to do justice to the role offered to him. “Baadshaho” is a thriller movie set in the period of 1975-77 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared Emergency. “Milan sir is a nice director. The

Uri attack could be ‘reaction’ to situation in Kashmir: Sharif

Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hasclaimed that the Uri terror attack could be the result of a “reaction” of the people to the situation in Kashmir as he criticised India for blaming Pakistan “without any evidence”. “The Uri attack can be the reaction of the atrocities in Kashmir, as the close relatives and near and dear

Never knew I could act: Sushant Singh Rajput

New Delhi: He made his Bollywood debut as a cricket fanatic in “Kai Po Che!” and he has graduated to bringing alive India’s most celebrated new-age cricketer — M.S. Dhoni — on the silver screen. Yet, actor Sushant Singh Rajput says he never knew he could act and that films happened as a natural progression from

Uri attack could create ‘war-like’ situation: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Sunday that the killing of 17 soldiers by terrorists was aimed at creating a war-like situation between India and Pakistan. “The attack was aimed at triggering fresh violence in Kashmir and creating a war-like situation in the region,” Mufti said in a statement on her

Code of conduct could not stop parties from campaigning

Chandigarh: Though the deadline for the campaigning had ended on Monday, as was ordered by the Dean of Students Welfare (DSW), some of the student organisations continued with their campaigning unofficially in the form of distributing manifestos to the hostel students and public meetings till late evening. Supporters of various students’ organisations were moving in their

Courteney Cox thinks daughter could be next Jennifer Lawrence?

Los Angeles: Former “Friends” star Courteney Cox has reportedly organized acting lessons for her daughter and she believes with right guidance she can become the “next Jennifer Lawrence”. The actress’ 12-year-old girl Coco Arquette, her child with her actor ex-husband David Arquette, has started to show an interest in the family business and Cox is

Increased brain activity could also impair memory, attention

London: While traditionally, memory impairments have mainly been associated with reduced brain activity in certain areas, new research has found that abnormally increased activity in the hippo-campus can also impair our memory and attention. The hippo-campus- a part of the brain that sits within our temporal lobes- plays a major role in our everyday memory

New smartwatch app could improve patient safety

New York: A new smartwatch app being developed at Binghamton University may prevent serious injury for nursing home residents due to poor communication systems, researchers say. The proposed design integrates all of the existing safety systems at nursing homes — for example, call lights, chair and bed alarms, wander guards, calling-for-help functions — and provides

Pedestrian deaths in India could be double than officially stated

Bengaluru: More than double the pedestrians die every day on Indian roads that what the official figures suggest, according to a new study. Police reports of the actual toll of road traffic injuries differ substantially from official statistics, the study, published online in the journal Injury Prevention, showed. India’s official statistics on road traffic injuries

Strike could cause delays for travellers in New Zealand

Wellington: Travellers in New Zealand could face delays later this month after aviation security staff voted to strike in order to settle pay negotiations. The two unions involved the Public Service Association (PSA) and the E Tu union on Tuesday announced dates for industrial action at the country’s three biggest international airports for the end

Rio results could take years to confirm – WADA

London: The incoming director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has said it could be years before the results of August’s Rio Olympics are upheld. Last week saw Australian race walker Jared Tallent belatedly awarded a London 2012 Olympic gold medal after he was promoted from silver four years ago because of a Russian

Nutritional supplement could improve Parkinson’s treatment

New York: Oral nutritional supplement of a natural molecule has been found to benefit patients in a preliminary clinical trial for Parkinson’s disease, researchers have reported. In the study, researchers found that administration of the natural molecule, n-acetylcysteine (NAC), with strong antioxidant effects, improved the patient’s mental and physical abilities. “This study reveals a potentially

‘Indian government could focus on e-commerce in jewellery industry’

New Delhi: Internationally-acclaimed Indian jewellery designer Vinita Michael, who is settled in Dubai, says there is a paradigm shift in the jewellery industry in India with an increase in demand for “contemporary pieces”. However, she feels the government can pay more attention as far as the e-commerce sector for jewellery is concerned. Michael, whose pieces