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Oscars Awards 2015

BEST PICTURE American Sniper  Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash BEST ACTOR Steve Carell, Foxcatcher Bradley Cooper, American Sniper Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game Michael Keaton, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)  Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything BEST ACTRESS Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One

Business

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Sachin launches BMW i8

BMW India has launched the new i8 for Rs 2.29 crore (ex-showroom), which approximately sums up to Rs 2.7 crore on-the-road after taxes. This is the first launch for the company this year and there are 14 more launches scheduled for this year. The i8 will be imported in India as complete body unit and

World

Strong 6.9 earthquake strikes Japan coast, triggers minor tsunamis

A minor tsunami hit northern Japan today after a strong undersea 5.7 earthquake struck off the coast, in the same area that was devastated by a killer tsunami in 2011. A wave of 20 centimetres (eight inches) was recorded in Kuji, eastern Iwate, at 9:07 am (0007 GMT), way below the possible one metre (3.3

Sports Headlines

West Indies v Zimbabwe - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

Gayle smashes FASTEST double ton

West Indies explosive batsman Chris Gayle was having a quiet World Cup and his critics were up in arms. But the mercurial batsman hit the first double century in the history of World Cup in Tuesday’s Pool B match against Zimbabwe at Canberra. Gayle’s devastating knock of 215 off 147 balls helped West Indies reach

West Indies v Zimbabwe - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

Gayle smashes FASTEST double ton

West Indies explosive batsman Chris Gayle was having a quiet World Cup and his critics were up in arms. But the mercurial batsman hit the first double century in the history of World Cup in Tuesday’s Pool B match against Zimbabwe at Canberra. Gayle’s devastating knock of 215 off 147 balls helped West Indies reach

Special Reports

Tamil Nadu girl inches closer towards ‘dream’ of settling on Mars

Nineteen-year-old college student Shradha Prasad is ecstatic about inching closer to her dream of settling down on Mars after clearing the third round of the ‘Mars One’ mission. ‘Mars One’ is an ambitious initiative by a Netherlands-based non-profit organisation by the same name, which hopes to send four people on a one-way trip to the

Tech Tips

There is no proof that mobile radiation causes cancer

At a time when various studies are going on whether radiation from mobile phones is harmful for health, an US expert Saturday said no study or research has proved that non-ionizing radiation, as produced by these devices, causes cancer. “No study or research about cancer has proved that non-ionizing radiation causes cancer. There is a

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