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Los Angeles gallery to host O.J. Simpson exhibition (2 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) A Los Angeles gallery on Friday will host a pop-up exhibition on former NFL star O.J. Simpson.

'VIP 2: Lalkar': High on drama, low on emotions (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2) (2 minutes ago)
By Troy Ribeiro
Film: "VIP 2: Lalkar"; Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth; Cast: Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Ritu Verma, Balaji Mohan, Samuthirakani, Vivek; Rating: **1/2

Bihar flood toll reaches 119 (2 minutes ago)
Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Nearly one crore people have been affected by the Bihar floods that have claimed 119 lives so far, an official said on Friday.

'Bareilly ki Barfi': An endearing rom-com worth tasting (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2) (2 minutes ago)
By Troy Ribeiro
Film: "Bareilly ki Barfi"; Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari; Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao, Seema Pahwa, Pankaj Tripathi, Rating: ***1/2

Barcelona attack: Injured included people from Asia (2 minutes ago)
Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) Citizens from four Asian countries -- China, Pakistan, Taiwan and The Philippines -- were among the over 100 people who were injured in Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona, the Catalonian Interior Ministry said on Friday.

Challenging to make space film within commercial set up: Shakti Rajan (2 minutes ago)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Director Shakti Soundar Rajan, who is currently busy with the post-production work on Tamil cinema's first space film "Tik Tik Tik", says it was challenging for him to explore the genre within the commercial cinema format.

Facebook allows advertisers to buy in-stream ads (22 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) In a bid to give advertisers more flexibility and control to buy video ads to meet their target audience, Facebook has introduced an option to deliver ads on in-stream placements in videos on the social networking platform.

Kolkata's Satyajit Ray institute suspends five students (24 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) has suspended five students for alleged "indiscipline" and indulging in "unprecedented vandalism" on campus, the registrar said.

'For insulting PM, Parrikar should lose Goa by-polls' (24 minutes ago) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Accusing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of "insulting" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NDA-ally Shiv Sena on Friday "prayed" for his defeat in the upcoming assembly by-poll which he is contesting.

Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed (11:36)
By K.S. Jayaraman
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a "universal, rapid and inexpensive" method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies.

Kunal Kapoor's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar (With Images) (11:34)
By Vishnu Makhijani IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been able to eliminate the sugar and yet keep the taste and the science involved in preparation intact.

Is Congress-Trinamool moving towards an alliance in Bengal? (News Analysis) (11:26)
By Milinda Ghosh Roy IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Is West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress moving towards an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls? The chain of recent events could be a pointer to this, but leaders of both parties are still hedging their bets with polls still far away.

Superstar Dileep's bail plea posted for Tuesday (11:24) IANS Photo Service
Kochi, Aug 18 (IANS) The bail plea of superstar Dileep, that was supposed to come up on Friday at the Kerala High Court here, has been postponed for Tuesday.

Fatwa issued on Facebook against Tripura CM (11:24) IANS Photo Service
Agartala, Aug 18 (IANS) The Tripura police on Friday launched a probe over a fatwa issued against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Facebook, the authorities said.

'Judicial probe into Jaya's death funny' (11:24) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government's announcement to hold a judicial probe into the death of J. Jayalalithaa is funny, said MGR Amma Deepa Peravai, a forum led by the late Chief Minister's niece.

Of mystery, spying and ghosts (IANS Books This Weekend) (11:24)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Flick through a mysterious tale around a killer who has terrorised the residents of Chicago; read a thrilling book featuring legendary spy, assassin and art restorer Gabriel Allon; go through a collection of classic ghost stories; and, finally, a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.

No clarity yet on release of Nenjam Marappathillai' (11:16) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Selvaraghavan on Friday said he is still unsure about the release of his highly anticipated Tamil horror-thriller "Nenjam Marappathillai", which was originally scheduled to hit the screens last year.

Tamil lyricist Madhan Karky pens first Telugu song (11:16)
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Known for penning popular Tamil songs such as "Enamo Aedho", "Ladio" and "Mei Nigara", popular lyricist Madhan Karky on Friday said that he has written his first Telugu song for upcoming Mahesh Babu starrer "Spyder".

No place for corruption, middlemen: PMO (11:16)
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Friday "there is no place for corruption and middlemen" in the country.

'Australia's foreign minister keen on fashion diplomacy with India' (10:58)
By Nivedita
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Australian High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu feels that when two nations are forging a relationship they usually talk about political, diplomatic or economical tie-ups but what matters most is the link between people.

Vishal Sikka quits as Infosys CEO, MD (Lead) (10:58) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Vishal Sikka on Friday resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of global software major Infosys Ltd, the company announced.

Big asteroid to safely pass by Earth on September 1 (10:58)
Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of about seven million kilometres, NASA has said.

Haven't thought about styling for films: Anavila Misra (10:58)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Designer Anavila Mishra of the brand Anavila says she enjoys the process of creating collections and has not thought about styling in films.

US, S.Korea joint drills dangerous: Pyongyang (10:54) IANS Photo Service
Pyongyang, Aug 18 (IANS) North Korea on Friday warned that the controversial joint military exercises of South Korea and the US, which are scheduled to start next week, could bring a catastrophe to the security in the region.

Facebook to reduce video clickbait from News Feed (10:30) IANS Photo Service
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) After Facebook launched three updates earlier this year to reduce clickbait content on its platform, the company has announced two more updates to limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed.

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