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Karnataka CM congratulates President-elect Kovind

Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday congratulated Ram Nath Kovind on his election to the office of the President. Under your stewardship, let there be a bright future for India, with equal opportunities to all the people across the country, said Siddaramaiah in a congratulatory message to the President-elect Kovind, said a statement from the chief ...

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Coconut water helps Robbie Williams stay young

London, July 21 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams says he uses fermented coconut water face masks to stay looking young on tour. Williams, 43, is currently on his 'Heavy Entertainment Show Tour' of Europe and has been pictured with a gleaming complexion. He has admitted to having Botox and fillers in the past and it had been speculated that he'd had some more cosmetic help to look yo...

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App helps Kashmiri woman become pregnant after 7 years

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A young Kashmiri woman who was unable to conceive for the last seven years has got pregnant after receiving medical advices from doctors of Sir Ganga Ram hospital on a smartphone app. The patient, who suffered from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, despite undergoing treatment at the IVF Centre and Human Reproduction at SRGH, was unable to visit Delhi as per doctor's...

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Musician plays guitar during brain surgery in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, July 21 (IANS) A 37-year-old musician played guitar while a nerve disorder in his brain was stimulated at a private hospital in the city recently, said a neurosurgeon on Thursday. We conducted a live brain circuit surgery on Abhishek Prasad to stimulate his left hand fingers even as he strummed his guitar in the operation theatre on July 11, Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Hospital neu...

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Harmanpreet's breezy ton propels India to WWC final

Derby, July 21 (IANS) All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur's scintillating 115-ball unbeaten 171 helped India thrash Australia by 36 runs in the second semi-final here and set their date with hosts England in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at The Lord's in London. Electing to bat after winning the toss in a rain-shortened 42-overs-a-side semi-final at the County Ground here, Kaur hammered her ...

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Morphine mixture recovered from food trolley on AI aircraft

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has initiated a probe into the recovery of 2kg of morphine mixture from a catering food trolley which was used on an Air India aircraft, the company said on Thursday. According to the airline, the incident of recovery happened on Wednesday when the food trolley was being wheeled-out of the aircraft. On July 19, Supervisor (...

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Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting. In Rajasthan, where the Congress won 24 seats in the last assembly polls, Meira Kumar got 34 votes, which are believed to have come...

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Harmanpreet's ton knocks Australia out of WWC

Derby, July 21 (IANS) All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur's belligerent 115-ball unbeaten 171 helped India beat world champions Australia by 36 runs in the second semi-final here and set their date with hosts England in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at The Lord's. Electing to bat after winning the toss in a rain-shortened 42-overs-a-side semi-final, Kaur hammered her third One-day Internatio...

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Niti Aayog makes presentation on digital payments for House panel

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Niti Aayog on Thursday made a presentation on the proliferation of digital payments in the country and how it is transforming the Indian economy to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, which is also looking into the November demonetisation measure, official sources here said. The presentation to the Committee, headed by Congress Lok Sabha member ...

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Environment Minister urges use of bicycle once a week

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday urged people to use bicycle at least once a week to protect the environment. Use cycle at least once a week, as it will prove beneficial to the environment as well as our health, the minister said here while leading a plantation drive. Harsh Vardhan also called upon people to protect and conserve the f...

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UP recommends CBI probe into Akhilesh's Gomti Riverfront Project

Lucknow, July 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the multi-crore Gomti Riverfront Project, one of the dream projects of his predecessor Akhilesh Yadav. A senior official from the state Home Department said that the file recommending a CBI probe into the matter had been sent the Ministry ...

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85,000 candidates placed after skill training: Government

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government on Thursday said a total of 1,62,586 candidates have been skilled and 84,900 placed after skill training under Deendayal Upadhayaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in 2016-17. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Rural Development Ram Kripal Yadav said that training under the scheme enabled a youth to seek wage employm...

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US AG says he plans to stay on despite Trump criticism

Washington, July 20 (IANS) The Attorney General of the US said on Thursday he planned to remain at his post despite harsh criticism from President Donald Trump, who slammed the Justice Department head for recusing himself from the Russia investigation. I have the honour of serving as Attorney General. It's something that goes beyond any thought that I've ever had for myself. We love this...

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208 rail over bridges to be built under Setu Bharatam plan

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government has identified 208 level crossings for construction of rail over bridges (ROBs) under Setu Bharatam programme, which aims to make all national highways free of railway level crossings by 2019, Parliament was told on Thursday. At present, an amount of Rs 86.25 crore have been spent on implementation of the programme, Minster of State for Road Trans...

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Government tells army to suggest possible roles for women officers

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Defence Ministry has asked all wings of the Indian Army to come up with suggestions by July 31 on roles women officers can be given. According to a notice issued by the Integrated Headquarters of the Ministry of Defence (Army), women officers could be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir and the North East where the Army often has to take the help of police to deal...

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Government to launch 'Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana'

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The government will launch a new scheme, named Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana (AGEY), to provide an alternative source of livelihood to members of Self Help Groups (SHGs). This scheme will be launched under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM). Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Rural De...

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Black Prince is well-intended bore

Starring: Shabana Azmi, Satinder Sartaaj, Amanda Root, Directed by Kavi Raz Rating: *1/2 Something awfully aberrant, horribly wrong resides at the heart of this nobly intended tale of a valorous Sikh prince exiled in Great Britain and brought up as one of 'them' until his Punjabi roots beckons. Imagine if Dev Patel in Lion was a Punjabi king in exile. Imagine if his Cauc...

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ABB India's Q2 net profit up 35%

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Industrial technology major ABB India on Thursday reported an increase of 34.90 per cent in its net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017. According to the company, its net profit for Q2 increased to Rs 75.06 crore from Rs 55.64 crore reported for the corresponding period of 2016. The company revealed that it had received orders worth Rs 2,301 crore du...

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GST will benefit small traders more: Modi

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will benefit small traders more and asked the party MPs to give pace to their activities in specific parliamentary constituencies. The Prime Minister's remarks came during his meeting here with a group of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) MPs from eastern Uttar Pradesh, which was also...

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Cross-voting in Bengal, Kovind gets five more votes

Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Reports of cross-voting in the presidential polls surfaced in West Bengal after NDA's winning candidate Ram Nath Govind secured five votes more than the total strength of BJP and its allies in the state assembly. Ten votes of state lawmakers were also cancelled, the highest number in any state. As per the arithmetic in the 294-member assembly, National Dem...

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