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Haryana enhances reward for Asian, Commonwealth Games winners

Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Gold medal winners in the Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games from Haryana will now get cash rewards respectively of Rs.2 crore and Rs.1 crore, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced Wednesday. Earlier, the gold medal winners in both categories were getting only Rs.25 lakh and Rs.15 lakh respectively. Winners of silver and bronze meda...

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Zac Efron opens up about rehab stint

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron opens up about the circumstances that led to his decision to enter a rehabilitation. The 26-year-old got candid on the first episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls and said that he hit the rock bottom due to the media's fascination with his personal life, reports eonline.com. The challenging part was never the work. That was never it...

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Haryana CM asks power minister to reconsider resignation

Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Wednesday said he has asked Power, Forests and Environment Minister Ajay Singh Yadav to reconsider his decision to resign. I have asked him to reconsider his decision to resign. I am waiting for his response, Hooda told reporters here after a cabinet meeting. Yadav, the third senior-most minister, tendered hi...

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Genocide trial against former Khmer Rouge leaders begins

Bangkok, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The special tribunal for Cambodia Wednesday opened the second trial in Phnom Penh against the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime, who face charges for crimes against humanity and genocide. The accused, who deny the charges, are the former number two of the organisation, Nuon Chea, 88, and former head of state Khieu Samphan, 83. In thi...

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Emraan doesn't find himself ideal for Barjatya's films

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Emraan Hashmi has become identified with various genres of thrillers and, therefore, the actor doesn't see himself fitting into the social or family drama mould. In his over-a-decade-long career, the actor has worked with filmmakers like Ekta Kapoor, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, apart from teaming up with his uncles Mahesh and Mukhesh Bhatt. Wh...

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Many Kerala nurses wish to remain in Libya: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) There are more than 1,000 nurses from Kerala in Libya, but only 118 have registered to return to India, said Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting, Chandy said the first batch of 50 Kerala nurses will be moved from Tripoli Thursday in a bus to the Tunisian border which is about 155 km from ...

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Eating tree nuts daily prolongs life

Toronto, July 30 (IANS) Include at least 50 grams of almonds, cashews, chestnuts, walnuts or pistachios in your diet to control blood fats (triglycerides) and sugars - two of the five markers for metabolic syndrome. A person is considered to have metabolic syndrome if he or she has three of the following risk factors - low levels of good cholesterol; high triglycerides; high blood pressu...

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England bowl out India for 330, decide against follow-on

Southampton, July 30 (IANS) Clinching the remaining two Indian wickets in a jiffy, England bowled out India for 330 -- 239 runs behind -- but chose not to enforce the follow-on on the fourth day of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday. James Anderson took both the wickets -- Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50) and Mohammed Shami (5) -- with India adding just seven runs to their o...

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'Most stem cell-based cosmetic surgeries fake'

Washington, July 30 (IANS) Next time you come across an advertisement offering cosmetic stem cell procedures not only to give your skin a glowing look but also to stop it from growing old, beware. Most of such ads claim benefits from procedures that have not undergone rigorous scientific evaluation - including potential risks related to stem cell and tissue processing and the effects of ...

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Carbon dioxide can be future fuel source

New York, July 30 (IANS) In a significant breakthrough, scientists have synthesised a catalyst that improves the system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas -- a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products. Scientists from University of Illinois in Chicago developed a unique two-step catalytic process that uses molybdenum disulfide and an ionic liquid to reduce, or tr...

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Avoid controversial remarks, Parrikar tells ministers

Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked all his ministers not to answer tricky questions and avoid controversial remarks. Parrikar confessed to giving these instructions to his cabinet members, during the question hour in the ongoing monsoon session of the state assembly. I have spoken to all my ministers and I have told them to avoid those answers an...

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Try crossbody bags for effortless summer style

London, July 30 (IANS) Don't let the sun impact your style quotient. Be effortless with a crossbody bag as the accessory doesn't only let you look glamorous, it is also comfortable to carry. A small crossbody bag will ensure you take out with you only the bare essentials and will definitely keep your look fuss-free. Elsa Pataky even tried the trend on the red carpet last week. Th...

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Tips to de-stress at work place

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) With a demanding boss, a long list of to-dos, and negative environment, you get stressed in office. Beat the stress by downloading an app or gorging on oranges. Huffingtonpost.com shares a list of ways to de-stress in office: * Take a two-minute mini vacation: Choose one of your favourite vacation memories and relive it without spending on the airfare...

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Militants seize army base in Libya

Tripoli, July 30 (IANS) A Libyan special forces base in Benghazi Wednesday fell into the hands of Islamist militants after a week's battle, according to military sources. The special forces Thunderbolt have evacuated from their main camp in southern Benghazi after successive attacks from heavy artilleries and medium weapons, Xinhua reported citing a military source. One armed gro...

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Three killed as truck falls into Punjab canal

Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Three pilgrims were killed and 35 others injured when a truck carrying them fell into an irrigation canal in Punjab Wednesday, police said. The truck fell in the Sirhind Canal near Bhukomajra village of Ropar district. The injured have been admitted to various hospitals in Ropar town, 45 km from here. The pilgrims were coming from the Naina Devi...

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Harm van Veldhoven appointed Delhi Dynamos manager

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) side Delhi Dynamos FC Wednesday appointed Harm van Veldhoven as their manager. I am thrilled and humbled at the same time with this immense responsibility to give India's capital a formidable football team! Coaching Delhi Dynamos FC is a great opportunity, as I get to work with skilled Indian & international players. I look forward ...

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SC tells Supertech builders to refund principal amount

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday directed Suptertech builders to refund by Aug 30 the principal amount to 53 allottees of its residential blocks in Noida that were ordered to be demolished by the Allahabad High Court for not complying with building laws. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha said the interest on the principal amount will be paid by O...

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Indian medal winners at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) With 10 golds, 15 silvers and 11 bronzes, India are placed sixth in the 2014 Commonwealth Games medal tally. The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 20th Commonwealth Games at start of competitions Wednesday: Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: ...

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India has mastered art of filmmaking: Pakistani actor Fawad Khan

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) For Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, working in Indian filmdom is like an educative experience as the country has mastered the craft. The heartthrob of Pakistan is making his Bollwyood debut with Khoobsurat opposite Sonam Kapoor. The amount of experience that India has in filmmaking, for me it is an education to understand how systems work because we are re-pro...

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British drink too much, ignorant: Survey

London, July 30 (IANS) Britons are largely viewed as heavy drinkers and ignorant of other cultures, according to a survey by the British Council. The survey that included over 5,000 people aged between 18 and 34 from Brazil, China, Germany, India and the US ranked Britain as the joint second most attractive country along with Australia, just after the US. When respondents have di...

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