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Two or more drinks daily may damage heart in the elderly

New York, May 27 (IANS) Having two or more drinks daily may damage the heart of elderly people, a study has warned. Among men, drinking more than 14 alcoholic beverages weekly (heavy drinking) is linked with enlargement of the wall of the heart's main pumping chamber (left ventricular mass). Women appear more susceptible than men to the cardiotoxic effects of alcohol which might ...

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We want Ancelotti back, says AC Milan

Milan, May 27 (IANS) AC Milan general manager Adriano Galliani said he is desperate to convince Carlo Ancelotti to return to the Italian football club and will travel to Vancouver to meet him. The Italian was sacked by Real Madrid on Monday, but Milan have made no secret of their desire to bring him back to San Siro for a second spell in-charge, six years after his exit. I won't ...

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Don't blame only foreigners for littering: Indian Everester

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Only foreign mountaineers should not be blamed for littering the Himalayas as Indian enthusiasts are also damaging the environment, says Sonam Wangyal, who was member of the first Indian expedition to scale Mount Everest 50 years ago. Why blame the foreigners? Our own people are dirtying the mountains more. Wherever they go, they throw waste without caring about th...

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Football officials arrested ahead of FIFA Congress

Zurich, May 27 (IANS) Six football officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday before FIFA holds its congress. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said that the case involves bribes totalling more than $100 million linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for football tournaments, reports Xinhua. The police raided a hotel and took away the officia...

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B.B. King was poisoned, daughters claim

Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King, who died aged 89, was poisoned, according to two of the music great's heirs. King's daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, made the accusations in separate, but identically worded affidavits filed over the weekend, reports CNN. I believe my father was poisoned and that he was administered foreign substances to ind...

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Where are the good days, AAP questions Modi

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Around 100 supporters of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a noisy protest here on Wednesday, questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government's claim of 'acche din' (good days). Led by Dilip Pandey, leader of the party's Delhi unit, the protesters at Jantar Mantar raised slogans against the central government a day after it completed one year in p...

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Kriti finds Sonam, Deepika, Priyanka stylish

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Heropanti actress Kriti Sanon finds Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra chic. The budding actress says she doesn't look up to anyone in particular when it comes to style, but has some favourites from the industry. I think style is something very personal. But I do find Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka very stylish, Kriti said in ...

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Amitabh Bachchan 'excited' about promoting Kisan TV

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Hindi cinestar Amitabh Bachchan will be adding his weight to the newly launched DD Kisan channel, a 24-hour farmer-centric channel, and he is said to be excited about promoting the platform. A source close to the 72-year-old told IANS: He is personally very excited and enthusiastic about promoting Kisan, but an official announcement about Mr. Bachchan's association ...

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Six injured in Meghalaya IED blast

Shillong, May 27 (IANS) Six people, three of them women, were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at a market complex in Meghalaya on Wednesday, police said. The explosion took place at 11 a.m. at a hardware store in Meghalaya's Tura town. The blast took place at 11 a.m. inside a hardware store at Tura super market complex. It was an IED blast and we are co...

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Much at stake for Kerala parties in Aruvikara bypoll

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) With their prestige at stake, the ruling Congress, the CPI-M and the BJP in Kerala are gearing themselves up for the June 27 by-election to the state assembly from the Aruvikara constituency. The bypoll in the Thiruvananthapuram district was necessitated by the death of senior Congress leader and speaker G. Karthikeyan in March 2015. It is seen as a dres...

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'Umrao Jaan' director Muzaffar Ali wraps up 'Jaanisaar'

Gurgaon, May 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, who gave Indian cinema the cult classic Umrao Jaan three decades ago, has completed work on his new period drama Jaanisaar, starring Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi. The film, which is set in year 1877, also marks the acting debut of stylist and costume designer Pernia Qureshi. 'Jaanissar' is set in the period when we lost the Firs...

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Nadiadwala to promote 'Housefull 3' at IPL 2016?

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Producer Sajid Nadiadwala is planning to tie up with Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 to promote his film Housefull 3 on a large scale. Confirming the news, spokesperson for the film said: Even though IPL 2016 is a year away, we have tied up with it. It is the first of its kind and 'Housefull 3' will be promoted there on a grand scale. The announcement comes...

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Botafogo close to signing Alfaro

Rio de Janeiro, May 27 (IANS) Brazilian football club Botafogo are close to signing Uruguay international striker Emiliano Alfaro. The 27-year-old is tied to Italian Serie A club Lazio until May 2016 but has spent the past season on loan at his original club Liverpool of Uruguay, reports Xinhua. I made a commitment to Botafogo that I would negotiate with them first. The next step...

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Italian town sets new Tiramisu record

Rome, May 27 (IANS) An Italian town has set a record of making the largest tiramisu dessert in culinary history, said a media report. Tiramisu is a traditional Italian dessert and the word 'Tiramisu' in Italian means 'pick me up'. The dessert is made of ladyfingers - finger shaped sponge biscuit, dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone chees...

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Jammu shutdown over new AIIMS disrupts life

Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Life was disrupted here on Wednesday by a protest shutdown called by traders and lawyers to press for setting up of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the region. Markets, public transport and other businesses and educational institutions remained closed here because of the shutdown called by the coordination committee of local traders, transporter...

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I was angry with Ancelotti, says Casillas

Madrid, May 27 (IANS) Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas opened up about his relationship with the team's former coach Carlo Ancelotti, saying he didn't always see an eye-to-eye with the Italian. Following a trophy-less season, Real Madrid sacked Ancelotti on Monday after two years in charge of the team. Captain Casillas lost his place to Diego Lopez after an injury during Jose Mourinh...

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Rajnath to visit Jammu on Wednesday

Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here on Wednesday on a day's visit, but no formal review of overall security in Jammu and Kashmir is part of his schedule, sources said. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources told IANS that he will address party leaders and workers at the K.K. Resort in Talab Tillo Bohri locality of the city as part of 'Jan Kalyan Parv' pr...

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Rain forecast for 10 Karnataka districts

Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) Rain is likely on Wednesday in 10 out of the 35 districts of Karnataka, the meteorological department has forecast. The districts likely to receive some rain are Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Belagavi, Haveri, Bengaluru, Chikkamagalur, Kodagu, Kolar, Shivamogga and Tumakuru. Bengaluru is expected to have a partly cloudy sky with a possibility of rain or thund...

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British parliament opening likely to face protests

London, May 27 (IANS) Thousands of people are expected to join anti-government demonstrations during the State Opening of Britain's parliament on Wednesday. Organisers expect a crowd of around 5,000, including a large student bloc, to gather at central London's Trafalgar Square in opposition to Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party's plans for five more years of spending cuts...

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Backpackers' hostel, budget hotel: fresh graduates' ventures get thumbs up

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The idea stemmed from a basic problem that they, like most other students and budget travellers, face while travelling - finding a safe, clean, and affordable place to stay in a good location. So, what did this group of management and tech students do? Brainstormed their way into launching India's first backpackers' hostel which provides all the amenities at a ne...

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