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Arnold Schwarzenegger may not be part of 'Enthiran 2'
 "The Terminator" star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was approached by the makers of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer "Enthiran 2" to play the antagonist in the film, may not get to play the role as the deal failed to work out, a source has said.
 
"The team has finally decided to rope in a Bollywood actor to play the baddie. The deal with Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't work out for various reasons. Hence, the makers decided to move on as the project was getting delayed," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
 
One of the reasons why the deal with Schwarzenegger fell through was because of the star's high remuneration of Rs.120 crore, according to the source,
 
A sequel to Tamil blockbuster "Enthiran", the film also stars Amy Jackson, who will reportedly be playing a robot.
 
To be directed by Shankar and produced by Lyca Productions, the project is set to go on floors later this month or early next year.
 
Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman has been roped in to create music for the film.
 
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Time to become a NASA astronaut and fly to Mars
Want to become an astronaut and fly to Red Planet? NASA is now accepting applications for future explorers and the final selection list will be announced in mid-2017.
 
Those chosen may fly on any of four different US spacecraft during their careers - the International Space Station (ISS), two commercial crew spacecraft currently in development by the US companies and NASA’s Orion deep-space exploration vehicle to Mars.
 
"NASA is on an ambitious journey to Mars and we’re looking for talented men and women from diverse backgrounds and every walk of life to help get us there,” said NASA administrator and former astronaut Charles Bolden in a statement.
 
"Today, we opened the application process for our next class of astronauts, extraordinary Americans who will take the next giant leap in exploration. This group will launch to space from US soil on American-made spacecraft and blaze the trail on our journey to the Red Planet,” he added.
 
NASA astronauts will again launch to the International Space Station (ISS) from Florida’s Space Coast on American-made commercial spacecraft -- Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner and the SpaceX Crew Dragon.
 
These spacecraft will allow NASA to add a seventh crew member to each station mission, effectively doubling the amount of time astronauts will be able to devote to research in space, expanding scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies.
 
Astronauts also will lift off again from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard the Orion spacecraft, launched on the agency’s Space Launch System rocket, to unprecedented missions in lunar orbit.
 
There, the space agency will learn more about conducting complex operations in a deep space environment before moving on to longer duration missions as it progresses on its journey to Mars.
 
To help accomplish this work, NASA will select qualified astronaut candidates from a diverse pool of US citizens with a wide variety of backgrounds, including engineers, scientists and physicians.
 
Astronaut candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics. An advanced degree is desirable.
 
Candidates also must have at least three years of related, progressively responsible professional experience, or at least 1,000 hours of pilot-in-command time in jet aircraft.
 
Astronaut candidates must pass the NASA long-duration astronaut physical.
 
The astronaut candidate application website now is live and accepting submissions till February 18.
 
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Railway ticket cancellation, refund rules amended
Railway ticket cancellation and refund rules have been amended, parliament was told on Monday.
 
Granting refund of confirmed railway ticket up to four hours before departure, 50 percent cancellation charge for a confirmed ticket submitted between 12 and four hours before departure and 25 percent cancellation charge if submitted between 48 and 12 hours before departure are some of the amended rules since December 12, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
 
The minister said refund of fare after deducting clerkage charge for Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC), wait listed ticket and partially confirmed tickets have been introduced if the tickets were submitted for refund up to 30 minutes before the train's scheduled departure.
 
"Rules have been amended to check bogus claims, to facilitate provision of mobile ticketing as well as paperless ticketing, discourage last minute cancellation resulting in seats/berths going vacant etc. The amendment in refund rules became necessary to adapt to changes/developments in the ticketing systems," Sinha said.
 
"No cancellation charge or clerkage charges are levied and full fare is refunded to all passengers holding confirmed, RAC and wait-listed tickets if the journey is not undertaken due to late running of the train by more than three hours of scheduled departure."
 
The minister added that Railways are preparing reservation charts at least four hours in advance to facilitate ticket reservation till 30 minutes before a train departs.
 
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Mr Jitendra

1 year ago

Confirmed tickets are still being sold by agents and tout by "operating inside the PRS (passenger reservation centre) while customers on window and internet continue to suffer due to no seats, server error, banking gateway error. Emails are not answered and feedback you give to Railways is not taken seriously or is not believed.

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