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Museum of Modern Art Celebrates Four-Decade Career of Sally Potter

NEW YORK, NY.- A retrospective of the films of British director Sally Potter (b. 1949) at The Museum of Modern Art from July 7 through 21, 2010, celebrates her distinct, independent vision, showing all her feature films, documentaries, and shorts, and a selection of her experimental works made between

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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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Assam youth beats poverty to crack civil services exam

Assam youth beats poverty to crack civil services exam

Morigaon (Assam), May 8 (IANS) Young Narayan Konwar from Assam who cracked the civil services examination this time had failed once in his Class 12 board exams and secured a second division in Class 10.

'Failure is the pillar of success,' Konwar told IANS outside his mud-and-thatch hut in village Shyamkota

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Centurion group signs agreement with NSDC

Centurion group signs agreement with NSDC

Bhubaneswar, May 7 (IANS) Orissa-based Centurion Group of Institutes (CGI) has signed an agreement with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to develop employability skills among the socially and economically marginalised youths in the state, a top company official said Friday.

'This partnership intends to nurture and promote employability skills especially with

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Teen girls confide more in parents than boys about dating

Teen girls confide more in parents than boys about dating

Washington, May 7 (IANS) When it comes to talking to parents about dating issues, teen girls tend to disclose more than boys, and both sexes generally prefer to talk to their mothers, a new study shows.

However, the study found that girls and boys were equally close-mouthed about issues involving sex

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Day after Kasab verdict, business as usual at CST

Day after Kasab verdict, business as usual at CST

Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) A day after he was sentenced to death, it was business as usual Friday at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) where Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab and an accomplice slaughtered more than 50 innocents during the Mumbai terror attack.

Moments after a special court Thursday awarded the

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Kerala’s HIV positive Bency no more

Kerala’s HIV positive Bency no more

Kollam (Kerala) May 7 (IANS) Fifteen-year-old Bency, one of the two HIV positive children who fought a gritty battle against schools in Kerala for ostracising them, is no more. Her funeral is likely to be held Saturday, her grandmother said Friday.

Bency was admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College hospital last

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Hang Kasab as soon as possible – is the popular mandate

Hang Kasab as soon as possible – is the popular mandate

Mumbai/New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Now that Ajmal Amir Kasab has been awarded the death penalty he should be hanged soon, was the unanimous sentiment of people everywhere, especially in Mumbai where the 26/11 carnage took place, after the death sentence to the Pakistani terrorist was given Thursday.

In Mumbai, there

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I feel like a butterfly, says Rose after becoming woman

I feel like a butterfly, says Rose after becoming woman

Chennai, May 6 (IANS) 'I feel like a butterfly,' said Rose Venkatesan, 30, India's first transgender television anchor who underwent a sex change operation to become a woman.

Rose boarded a Bangkok flight March 17 and came back as a woman after undergoing a sex reassignment surgery at a cost of

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‘No budget for Delhi’s poor’

‘No budget for Delhi’s poor’

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) With high levels of malnutrition and denial of basic rights, quality of life of a less privileged child in the Indian capital is on the decline, a report released Thursday said.

The report, 'Declining Quality of Life of the Young Child in Delhi', has been put

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