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FIH Foundation signs MOU with The Hockey Museum

Antwerp, July 6 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday announced that the FIH Foundation and The Hockey Museum (THM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that formalises the collaboration between them to work together to preserve the sport's heritage. With the help of the FIH Foundation, THM is determined to obtain formal museum status in the UK through gai...

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CSTO forces, Tajik reservists to fight Taliban, IS

Dushanbe, July 6 (IANS) The Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) forces and the reservists in Tajikistan's southern regions will jointly combat the Taliban and the Islamic State (IS) militants, a Tajik expert said on Monday. The volatile situation in northern Afghanistan could negatively affect Tajikistan and Central Asia as a whole, Hudoberdi Holiqnazarov, director of Tajikist...

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Men aged 31-45 prone to thyroid dysfunction

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Men in the age group of 31-45 years are at greater risk of thyroid dysfunction, a study says. The study conducted by SRL Diagnostics said that currently 22.68 percent of Indians already are afflicted by thyroid dysfunction, and suffer from health problems including heart diseases and infertility. In India, East zone has highest percentage of thyroid abnor...

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Assam's Bihu, Bhortal dances to open Italian film fest

Guwahati, July 6 (IANS) Bihu and Bhortal -- two traditional dance forms of Assam -- will be performed by school students from the state at the opening of the 45th Giffoni International Film Festival in Italy next week. The film festival -- one of the most prominent international children's film festivals in the world -- will begin on July 17 at Giffoni Valle Piana in Salerno province in ...

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Madhya Pradesh CM is Vyapam scam 'kingpin': Congress

New Delhi/Bhopal, July 6 (IANS) The Congress on Monday reiterated its demand for a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh and called for Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's immediate resignation for misleading the scam probe. The chief minister is the kingpin of the Vyapam scam. Any probe into it will essentially require that he is thoroughly interrog...

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Euro institutions scramble to discuss Greece after 'No' vote

Brussels, July 6 (IANS) Heads of European institutions, in particular the European Commission (EC), the European Council, the Eurogroup and the European Central Bank (ECB), held a teleconference on Monday morning to discuss the Greek situation in light of the country's No vote in Sunday's bailout referendum. Presidents Jean-Claude Juncker of EC, Doland Tusk of the European Council, Jeroe...

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Sania-Martina enter Wimbledon quarters

Wimbledon, July 6 (IANS) The Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis came out with a clinical performance to enter the women's doubles quarterfinals of Wimbledon here on Monday. The top seeds needed only an hour and seven minutes to win 6-4, 6-3 in a third round tie against Spanish 16th seeds Anabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra Santonja on Court 6 of the grass c...

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Twin explosions kill 44 in Nigeria

Lagos, July 6 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed in twin blasts that rocked the central northern Nigerian city of Jos, an official said on Monday. Mohammed Abdulsalam, director of Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) while confirming the incidents that took pace on Sunday night, told reporters here that 48 others were seriously injured and were admitted in various hos...

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Lindsay Lohan rejects fast food commercial

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan was approached by a fast food chain regarding an advertisement in which she would wear a Spicy Chicken Fries box and smoke a chicken fly as if it were a cigarette. But she refused the offer because it poked fun at her troubled past. The Parent Trap actress declined to do a commercial for the famous fast food chain Burger Kings. We ...

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Few science teachers dismays Sikkim minister

Gangtok, July 6 (IANS) Sikkim HRD Minister R.B. Subba on Monday expressed dismay over the dearth of mathematics and science teachers in schools and their failure to churn out students of quality. Speaking at the state level consultative meeting on the New National Policy on Education, Subba also articulated his reservation on the non-detention policy in schools till Class 9. Repr...

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OPEC daily basket price drops

Vienna, July 6 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $58.05 a barrel on Friday, compared to $58.99 last Thursday, the organisation's secretariat said. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of Murban (UAE), Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Ku...

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Bombs hit ex-president Saleh's party headquarters in Yemen

Sanaa, July 6 (IANS) The Saudi-led Arab international coalition targeting the Houthi Shia rebel movement in Yemen bombed the headquarters of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's political party on Monday. Airstrikes also targeted the homes of several leaders of the General People's Congress party and of several Houthi leaders, witnesses told Efe news agency. The bombings hit hou...

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Guardiola has destroyed Gotze at Bayern, alleges agent

Munich, July 6 (IANS) Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola has destroyed Mario Gotze and is responsible for his struggles there, according to the German midfielder's agent. The 2014 FIFA World Cup winner had been expected to play a starring role last season but was shuffled around positionally by Guardiola before being dropped for crucial semi-final ties in the Champions League and Ger...

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Cyber warriors to protect government data in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 6 (IANS) In a key initiative in cyber security, Telangana decided to raise cyber warriors to protect data of various government departments. The C.R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS) will set up a cyber security academy, which will create cyber warriors who can be employed by both the government and private agencies. ...

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IS militants strip Kurdish fighters of Syrian town

Damacus, July 6 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday captured the town of Ain Issa from Kurdish fighters following a massive assault that left dozens of Kurdish fighters killed, a monitor group reported. The IS militants fully recaptured the town of Ain Issa and its surrounding areas in the eastern countryside of the northern province of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the IS ter...

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Kit Harington to return in 'Game of Thrones' season six?

London, July 6 (IANS) Actor Kit Harington, who played the role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones since its first season, has sparked rumours that he might return in the upcoming sixth season of the fantasy drama series after he was seen sporting long hair, which were his character's iconic hairstyle. Harington was photographed at a Wimbledon tennis match here with long tresses. Back...

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'Inside Out' leaves behind 'Cars 2', 'Toy Story 3' in India

Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) Leaving behind the likes of Cars 2 and Toy Story 3, 3D computer-animated film Inside Out has become Disney Pixar's biggest animation film in India after minting Rs.4.38 crore at the box office. The film, which released in India on June 26, collected Rs.1.11 crore in its second weekend, taking its cumulative total to Rs.4.38 crore. It has been widely appreciated by c...

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After 'No' vote, come up with serious proposals: France to Greece

Paris, July 6 (IANS) French Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Monday asked the anti-austerity Greek government to come up with serious and strong proposals to reach a crucial deal as the No vote in Sunday's referendum does not fix anything. It's up to the Greek government to make proposals now. The vote does not fix anything automatically. It's a refusal of an attitude, Sapin said.

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Extend chrome ore mining leases, demand Odisha producers

Bhubaneswar, July 6 (IANS) Ferrochrome producers on Monday urged the Odisha government to extend chrome ore mining leases where the mineral is used for other than captive purposes as per the amended Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act. The producers under the banner of the Indian Chambers of Commerce (ICC) said the government should extend the mining leases up to March 31,...

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Alert in Uttarakhand after downpour

Dehradun, July 6 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Monday, and the Met department forecast more rains in the coming days. Nainital, a tourist haven, was among the major places that got more than 75 mm of rains in a day, a weather official told IANS. With the Met department predicting heavy rains over the next 48 hours, the government asked the state disaster management uni...

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