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Canada becomes second nation to legalize marijuana

Ottawa, June 20 (IANS) Canadian Parliament has passed a historic bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide, becoming the second country in the world to do so. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed and sold, the BBC reported. Canadians will be able...

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Living in mountains may affect bone growth

London, June 20 (IANS) The place you live may have some influence on your bone growth as a new study has shown that people residing at higher altitudes may have relatively shorter lower arm segments. The team, however, found that their length of upper arm and hand were almost similar to those from lower altitudes. The authors explained that oxygen levels are lower at higher altit...

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Indian woman gives birth in Bangladesh railway station

Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) An Indian woman gave birth to a baby inside the toilet of a railway station here, a media report said. Roksana Akter (30) and the newborn have been admitted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, bdnews24 reported on Tuesday. Yasin Faruq, the officer-in-charge of the Kamalapur Railway Police Station where the incident took place, said the woman and the chil...

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Over 1 lakh patients in Kerala to receive palliative care

Thiruvananthapuram, June 20 (IANS) At least 1.50 lakh patients in Kerala who suffer from various ailments will have a better quality of life through palliative care, the government said on Wednesday. The care would be provided through a joint initiative between the private sector and state government, the Kerala Assembly was told. Palliative care is given to improve the quality of life o...

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Rakul's film with Ajay Devgn is 50 per cent complete

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet, who last featured in Neeraj Pandey's Aiyaary, says 50 per cent of the shoot of her forthcoming urban romantic comedy film with Ajay Devgn, is complete. During an interaction with the media on the sidelines of the Femina Miss India grand finale here on Tuesday, Rakul said: Right now in the Hindi film industry, I am working on a film with Ajay De...

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Rahman's song 'Ruby Ruby' for 'Sanju' out

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman's track Ruby Ruby for Sanjay Dutt's upcoming biopic Sanju is out with a zingy twist. The film's director Rajkummar Hirani shared the link of the track on his official Twitter account on Wednesday. And here is the song composed by A.R. Rahman and written by Irshad Kamil for 'Sanju' song 'Ruby Ruby', Hirani tweeted along wi...

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Chitrangada, Aditi share same love in Mumbai

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) There is one thing that is similar about Bollywood actresses Chitrangada Singh and Aditi Rao Hydari -- their love for Bandra in Mumbai. The two actresses have spoken about their favourite Mumbai locales in Bombay Times' #FlirtWithYourCity campaign, said a statement. Chitrangada said: If I have to call an area the Paris or New York of Bombay (Mumbai), I woul...

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Michael Jackson Broadway musical in works

New York, June 20 (IANS) A stage musical based on late King of Pop Michael Jackson's life is heading to Broadway. The yet untitled show is being developed by executors of the Michael Jackson Estate and bosses at Columbia Live Stage, with a book written by Lynn Nottage, reports aceshowbiz.com. Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon is set to direct the musical, which will feature ...

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How psychological stress affects vision

London, June 20 (IANS) Persistent psychological stress which is widely recognised as a consequence of vision loss is also a major contributor to its development and progression, a new study has warned. The study, published in the EPMA Journal, is based on a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of published research and clinical reports on the relationship of stress and ophthalmologic disea...

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Toll in Lucknow hotels blaze reaches 6

Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) The death toll in the blaze at two hotels here climbed to six on Wednesday, with one person succumbing to his burn injuries, police said. A magisterial probe into the blaze has begun. Five persons died on Tuesday after a massive fire broke out at the SSJ International Hotel which soon spread to the adjacent Hotel Virat International, gutting both the buildings.

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Will present full budget in July: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Settling speculation over the nature of the state budget for fiscal 2018-19, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has said that he will present a full budget in July. I will present a full budget in July first week, Kumaraswamy told reporters on Tuesday at the Press Club in his maiden press conference after assuming office on May 23. He said Congres...

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Kashmiri Pandits reach J&K for annual festival

Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Scores of migrant Kashmiri Pandits arrived at Mata Kheer Bhawani Shrine in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Wednesday to attend an annual festival, officials said. Despite speculation that a lesser number of Kashmiri Pandits would come to attend the Kheer Bhawani Mela in Tullamulla town this year, they kept their tryst with Mata Ragnya. Scenes of...

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Firm Asian cues lift equity indices; Sensex gains over 200 points

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Broadly positive Asian cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday afternoon, with the barometer Sensex of the BSE gaining over 200 points so far. According to analysts, banking, consumer durables and metal stocks witnessed healthy buying activity. At 1.18 p.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded at 10,765.80 points, up...

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Palaniswami thanks Modi for AIIMS in Madurai

Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for deciding to establish an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai district. In a letter to Modi, Palaniswami said: On behalf of the people of Tamil Nadu and me, I thank you, Sir, for selecting the establishment of a new AIIMS at Thoppur in Madurai distr...

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We will save our celebrations, says Japan coach Nishino

Saransk, June 20 (IANS) After a stunning 2-1 triumph against Colombia in the opening match of the World Cup Group H, Japan coach Akira Nishino said the team should play low key and save the celebrations for more victories. If it was just one game, we would organise a parade on the streets here, but we have more games to come, so we will save our celebrations, said Nishino on Tuesday, rep...

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'Jalebi - The Everlasting Taste Of Love' to release on August 31

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Jalebi- The Everlasting Taste Of Love, backed by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatts production house Vishesh Films, is scheduled to release on August 31. The announcement was made on the official Twitter handle of the production house on Wednesday. Excited and elated to announce the release date of 'Jalebi - The Everlasting Taste Of Love', starring Rhea Chakra...

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Yahoo Mail launches app for Android 'Go' phones

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Oath Inc on Wednesday announced that Yahoo Mail is bringing a new application optimised for entry-level Android Go smartphones and a new version of its mobile website. Oath Inc is a subsidiary of Verizon Communications that is the umbrella company of digital content subdivisions including AOL and Yahoo. The Yahoo Mail Go app delivers the same features of...

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Midfielder Wilshere set to leave Arsenal

London, June 20 (IANS) Midfielder Jack Wilshere said he will leave Arsenal this summer, saying he was left with no option but to pursue other opportunities. Wilshere broke the news on his Instagram account on Tuesday and also posted a video of his time at the club, reports Xinhua news agency. Wilshere made his first-team debut in 2008 to become Arsenal's youngest-ever league play...

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Monchengladbach sign youngster Poulsen from FC Midtjylland

Berlin, June 20 (IANS) Borussia Monchengladbach have completed the transfer of defender Andreas Poulsen from Danish side FC Midtjylland, the Bundesliga club said. The Foals have reinforced their defence with the signing of Danish youngster Poulsen, who penned a five-year deal lasting until June 2023, reports Xinhua news agency. Andreas is a highly talented left back with speed an...

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If 'Race 3' was bad, wouldn't have worked at box office: Bobby Deol

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Bobby Deol, who has returned on the big screen after a while with Race 3 -- which has not got encouraging reviews -- has defended the movie saying if it was that bad, it wouldn't have fetched box office results. Bobby interacted with the media at the Femina Miss India grand finale, where he was a guest judge, on Tuesday. Race 3 has crossed Rs 130 cror...

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