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Romania beckons 'Spyder' team

Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) The makers of Mahesh Babu starrer upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual “Spyder” will head to Romania this week to shoot a duet, a source said. “The team leaves for Romania tomorrow. A duet on Mahesh and Rakul (Preet Singh) will be shot in this brief schedule. With this song, the entire shoot of the film will be wrapped ... Read More »

Tamil cinema will be proud of 'Vivegam': Art director Milan

Chennai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Ajith Kumar’s forthcoming spy thriller “Vivegam”, with its international standards, will make Tamil filmdom proud, says its art director Milan. “Working on ‘Vivegam’ was an incredible experience in every way. The script and the scale were much higher and different than anything we have seen before. Being grand is one thing and being international is ... Read More »

Microsoft launches 'Project Brainwave' for real-time AI

San Franciso, Aug 23 (IANS) Software giant Microsoft has announced its Project Brainwave deep learning acceleration platform for real-time artificial intelligence (AI). With the help of ultra-low latency, the system processes requests as fast as it receives them. “Real-time AI is becoming increasingly important as cloud infrastructures process live data streams, whether they be search queries, videos, sensor streams, or ... Read More »

Heavy rains in Uttarakhand, water-logging in many towns

Dehradun, Aug 23 (IANS) Heavy rains continued to batter Uttarakhand on Wednesday, causing inconvenience to commuters. Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Roorkee, Pauri and Kotdwar witnessed heavy rains in the morning. Water-logging has been reported from several places. Civic authorities said that pumps have been pressed into service to clear the water-logging. The situation in the state capital is particularly grim as ... Read More »

Karti Chidambaram appears before CBI in graft case

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, on Wednesday appeared for questioning before the CBI in a matter related to alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance to INX Media in 2007. He arrived at the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Lodhi Road here a little after 10 a.m. On August 18, the Supreme ... Read More »

Facebook allows publishers put logos next to headlines

San Francisco, Aug 23 (IANS) In a move to give publishers a brand recognition on its platfrom, Facebook has released new tools that lets media houses display their logos alongside headlines. According to a report in Adage on Tuesday, publishers can put their logos next to headlines in the trending and search sections to give readers an idea about where ... Read More »

Will win Panaji by-poll with better margin: Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday expressed confidence of winning the Panaji parliamentary by-poll with a bigger margin as there was “virtually no opposition” in the contest. He said 98 per cent of his party’s voters would be stepping out to cast their ballots. “My lead will increase,” Parrikar said. When asked about his chances ... Read More »

Gorakhpur tragedy: Top UP bureaucrat removed

Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Initiating action against officials responsible for the Gorakhpur tragedy in which over 60 children died in five days, the Yogi Adityanath government has removed Additional Chief Secretary (Medical Health) Anita Bhatnagar Jain. The state government acted on the probe report submitted by Chief Secretary Rajeev Kumar to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath late on Tuesday which pinned ... Read More »

74 injured, four critical, as train derails in UP (Second Lead)

Lucknow/New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 74 persons, four in critical condition, were injured when 10 coaches of the Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday morning, police said. The incident took place after the train bound for New Delhi from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh hit a dumper, which had overturned on the railway tracks ... Read More »

Thousands of protesters gather ahead of Trump's Phoenix rally

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) Thousands of protesters descended on downtown Phoenix on Tuesday ahead of US President Donald Trump’s campaign-style rally to oppose his assessment in which he blamed “both sides” for Charlottesville’s racial violence that occurred earlier this month. Several marches in opposition to Trump were mapped out, with all scheduled to converge on the Phoenix Convention Center, where ... Read More »

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