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Bruno Serralongue. Feux de camp on View at Jeu da Paume

PARIS.- In order to probe contemporary procedures for producing, distributing and circulating images, Bruno Serralongue “commissions” his own images from himself. His method begins with the collection of information from the media, which he uses as if they were dispatches from his own news agency, of the kind regularly

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Novel method to speed up output of aircraft engines

Novel method to speed up output of aircraft engines

London, May 8 (IANS) Complex-shaped components in aircraft engines can be produced quickly and at a reasonable price using selective laser melting, a new study says.

Aircraft engine components must perform under extreme conditions. They must rotate more than 1,000 times in a single second, withstanding temperatures of up to 2,000

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‘Karna’ weaves tragic spell at summer ballet fest

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) 'Sutaputra Karna', the epitome of chivalry and sacrifice in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, struck an emotional chord with audiences here in an opera ballet in the Mayurbhanj Chhau tradition, portraying him as a tragic figure and a king without a throne.

'Karna, as etched by Vyasa,

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Bihar wants ICMR to probe congenital blindness

Bihar wants ICMR to probe congenital blindness

Patna, May 8 (IANS) Twentyeight cases of congenital blindness have been reported in a span of few months in Bihar's Bhojpur district, prompting the state government to approach the New Delhi-based Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to examine the reasons.

'The government sent a request to the ICMR after a

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Spain partly closes air space due to volcanic ash cloud

Spain partly closes air space due to volcanic ash cloud

Madrid/Hamburg, May 8 (DPA) Spanish aviation authorities Saturday closed the air space over northern Spain as a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland arrived in the region.

The airports of Santiago de Compostela, La Coruna, Vigo Asturias, Santander, Burgos, Valladolid, Salamanca and Leon were affected by the closure which was set

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Portrait of Tagore as a progressive artist

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Art for Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was the final extension of his literature, beginning at a point when he wanted to express himself in a more creative way at the age of 67. One hundred and fifty years after his birth, he still retains pride

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Over 870 kg polythene seized

Over 870 kg polythene seized

Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Coming down hard on the rampant use of polythene, authorities raided a grain market here and seized a whopping 870 kg of plastic, an official said Saturday.

'Over 870 kg of banned polythene bags and packing materials were seized from a shop,' a Chandigarh administration spokesman said.

The

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‘Tagore’s Visva-Bharati veering away from his ideals’

Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) Visva-Bharati, the university founded by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, has veered away from the poet's ideals and is today guided by 'crass commercialism', says a descendent of the bard.

'I don't think Rabindranath had wanted Visva-Bharati as an institute providing mere degrees to the students. He wanted

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Akhtar plans academy to provide quality fielders

Akhtar plans academy to provide quality fielders

Karachi, May 8 (IANS) Worried about poor fielding performance in the ongoing World Twenty20, Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has decided to set up an academy to train youngsters become quality fielders.

Pakistan's fielding nightmare began during the disastrous tour of Australia earlier this year and touched a new low when

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US oil spill may cause cancer: Expert

US oil spill may cause cancer: Expert

Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may cause cancer and other health hazards, a US-based environment watchdog has warned.

Healthcare workers and general public could face risks by inhaling various components of crude oil such as benzene, toluene and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, all

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