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‘Poltergeist’ star James Karen dead

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) Actor James Karen, best known for “Poltergeist” and “Night of the Living Dead”, is no more. He was 94. According to, he died on Tuesday here. His friend Leonard Maltin confirmed the news of his demise. Born Jacob Karnovsky in 1923, the actor later[Read More…]

Aayam to make TV debut with ‘Kaal Bhairav…’

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Actor Aayam Mehta, who has featured in movies like “Padmaavat” and “Madras Cafe”, will enter the TV space with the second season of “Kaal Bhairav Rahasya”. He will play Raj Guru, who is the priest of the Kaal Bhairav temple, in the thriller show. “Whether it[Read More…]

Data should be used with adequate safeguards: Mukesh Ambani

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Noting that data should be used for the betterment of the country, Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday said data must be uitlised with “adequate safeguards”. Addressing the inaugural session of the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) here, he described data as “the most[Read More…]

Dortmund thrash Atletico Madrid in Champions League

Dortmund (Germany), Oct 25 (IANS) Atletico Madrid suffered a humbling 0-4 away defeat in Champions League Group A action at the hands of German club Borussia Dortmund. The blowout loss here on Wednesday night was the most lopsided that Atletico has endured in Europe’s premier club competition since Diego Simeone[Read More…]

CIA Director to brief Trump on Khashoggi

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) CIA Director Gina Haspel will on Thursday brief President Donald Trump on the investigation into the death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Haspel travelled to Turkey on Monday, apparently to assess information the Turks have collected on Khashoggi’s killing inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul,[Read More…]

Sensex down 265 points, Nifty below 10,200-mark (Lead)

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Negative global cues along with a weak rupee led the the key domestic equity indices in the negative territory, during the afternoon session of the trade on Thursday. Consequently, the barometer Sensex slipped below the 34,000-mark and the NSE’s Nifty50 also dropped below the psychological 10,200[Read More…]

I’ve been a brat: Rishi Kapoor says after meeting De Niro

New York, Oct 25 (IANS) Rishi Kapoor and his actor son Ranbir Kapoor had an impromptu meeting with Hollywood star Robert De Niro here. The Bollywood veteran was impressed by the “Raging Bull” icon’s demeanour. Rishi, who is currently undergoing a medical treatment in US, shared a selfie with Ranbir[Read More…]

Stress in middle-age can impair memory, reduce brain size

New York, Oct 25 (IANS) People more stressed out during middle-age are more likely to suffer memory loss and have a reduced brain size, say researchers, including one of an Indian-origin. The study found that people with higher levels of cortisol — a hormone linked to stress — performed worse[Read More…]

Indian arrested for overstaying visa, illegal loans in Thailand

Bangkok, Oct 25 (IANS) An Indian man was arrested in Thailand’s Phichit province on Thursday for overstaying his visa and for allegedly providing loans with interest rates higher than the legal limit. Rakesh Yadav, 21, was arrested by the immigration police and officials from other agencies inside a petrol station[Read More…]

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