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CBI grills Maran over phone lines scam

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The CBI on Friday interrogated former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran for the third consecutive day over the installation of over 700 phone lines at his Chennai and Delhi residences. Maran reached CBI headquarters at scheduled time and our Special Task Force team began his questioning at 11 a.m., a Central Bureau of Investigation officer told IANS. The S...

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Karnataka registers average rainfall in June

Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) The southwest monsoon brought an average rainfall of 213.4 mm in the month of June in Karnataka, a met department official said on Friday. The total rainfall recorded for the month of June in Bengaluru city was 85.3 mm, he said. The southwest monsoon stretches from June 1 to September 30. The met department forecast rain and thundershowers at many...

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Novel human antibody can stop dengue

Washington, July 3 (IANS) In a pioneering discovery, researchers have determined that a human antibody strongly neutralises a type of lethal dengue virus in animals. The result can lead to the first effective therapies and vaccines against dengue, a complex of four distinct but related mosquito-borne viruses that infect about 390 million people a year globally. This human antibod...

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New experimental HIV vaccine shows promise

New York, July 3 (IANS) A vaccine regimen that first primes the immune system and then boosts it to increase the response could ultimately prove to be the strategy for protecting against the global human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection, new research suggests. The study showed that the investigational prime-boost vaccine regimen provided complete protection to non-human primates ...

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Hema Malini's driver arrested for car crash

Jaipur, July 3 (IANS) The driver of veteran film actress and BJP MP Hema Malini, whose car met with an accident here, has been arrested, police said on Friday. We have arrested the driver of Hema Malini's car, Mahesh Thakur, a resident of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, a police officer at Dausa, where the accident took place on Thursday evening, told IANS over phone. Thakur has been...

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New Pluto images puzzle scientists

Washington, July 3 (IANS) NASA's New Horizon spacecraft has captured stunning coloured images of Pluto as it gets ready for a close flyby of the mysterious planet system on July 14. The images show two very different faces of the mysterious dwarf planet, one with a series of intriguing spots along the equator that are evenly-spaced. Each of the spots is about 480 km in diameter, ...

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No intention to surround India in 'string of pearl' bases: China

Shanghai, July 3 (IANS) It's not possible for China to surround India in a 'string of pearls' bases as has been stated by some commentators, according to a top PLA naval official. Senior Captain Wei Xiao Dong, chief of staff at the Shanghai Naval Garrison said that there was no reason for India to show concern or worry about Chinese navy vessels, including submarines, visiting countries ...

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4 Indian-Americans honoured as "The Pride of America"

Washington, July 3 (IANS) Four Indian-Americans are among 38 individuals being honoured for having helped advance and enlighten our society, culture, and economy as Great Immigrants: The Pride of America by Carnegie Corporation of New York. As a July 4th American independence day Salute to Great Immigrants Who Help Make America Strong and their accomplishments, the corporation for the te...

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Five die in South Korea factory blast

Seoul, July 3 (IANS) Five workers were killed when an explosion took place near a chemical factory's wastewater disposal facility in South Korea on Friday. The explosion occurred at a plant belonging to South Korean conglomerate Hanwha Group, reported Xinhua citing Yonhap News Agency. Officials said residual gas might have caused the explosion while the workers were engaged in we...

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Hot Friday in Delhi

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) It was a sunny Friday morning here with the minimum temperature settling at 27.6 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. The sky will be partly cloudy today (Friday). The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 40 degrees Celsius, a Met official said. According to weather office, humidity at 8 a.m. was recorded at 49 percent. ...

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Bobby Jindal falls in line on same-sex marriage

Washington, July 3 (IANS) One week after the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide and states cannot ban such marriages, Louisiana's Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal has finally fallen in line. The Republican presidential candidate had held off on abiding by the top court's ruling until a lower federal court ordered the state to do so Thursday, leaving hi...

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The male diet is under threat from zombie steaks

This is The Guy Way to prepare a healthy, raw vegetable dinner. 1) Take raw vegetables from fridge. 2) Throw them in the bin. 3) Go out for a steak. But be warned: some of the guy-est guy foods are in danger. Meats are going through the zombie barrier according to a reader who asks only to be identified as Riki. He showed me the viral video circulating in the past few days showing a piec...

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India, Pakistan ties important to us: US

Washington, July 3 (IANS) Reiterating that relations between India and Pakistan are important to it, the US has expressed the hope that New Delhi and Islamabad would work on issues between them and reduce tensions. As US Secretary of State John Kerry mentioned a couple of weeks ago after a call with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif relations between India and Pakistan are important t...

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Sensex gains 88 points in early trade

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Friday was trading at 88.54 points or 0.32 percent up during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 23.25 points or 0.28 percent up at 8,468.15 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), w...

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Five die in Pakistan heatwave

Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Five people have died due to a heatwave in Pakistan's Singh province, but authorities have lifted an emergency as the heatwave has waned, media reported on Friday. An emergency had been imposed in the province due to blistering heat, but it has been lifted after the weather improved, Dawn quoted a health department official as saying. In the latest casual...

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Of mystery, compassion and other human emotions

Take some time off this weekend for some self reflection on compassion. Read a gripping tale involving delivering justice to someone a lawyer has hated. Indulge in a mystery of unlocking a bundle of letters with a coded key. Also to read is a rare portrait of Assam. Check out the weekend fare the IANS bookshelf has to offer. 1. Book: A Fearless Heart: Why Compassion is the key to greater...

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Nurse infected with MERS virus in South Korea

Seoul, July 3 (IANS) A nurse in South Korea's capital city tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Friday, authorities said. The 24-year-old nurse at the Samsung Medical Centre here became the 184th patient as she contracted the virus while treating patients at an isolated hospital ward, Xinhua news agency quoted the health ministry as saying. No ...

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UN declines comment on Amnesty report over Kashmir

United Nations, July 3 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declined comment over an Amnesty International report that blames India of not taking action against troops accused of atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir state. Asked on Thursday at the daily briefing at the UN headquarters for a reaction to the report issued on Wednesday, Ban's deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq refused to comm...

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Ex-Brazil striker Jo set for Al Shabab move

Rio de Janeiro, July 3 (IANS) Al Shabab have agreed to sign a deal with former Manchester City and Brazil international striker Jo, the Dubai club said. The 28-year-old is expected to undergo a medical next week after Atletico Mineiro reportedly accepted an offer of three million euros, reported Xinhua news agency. The (club) has contracted the Brazilian Joao Alves de Assis Silva...

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Ben Affleck 'devastated' over split from Jennifer Garner

Los Angeles, July 3 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck is reportedly devastated following his split from Jennifer Garner and battled to try to save their 10 year marriage. The 42-year-old star, who announced he is divorcing the actress after 10 years of marriage in a joint statement on Tuesday, battled to try to save their relationship for the sake of their three children, Violet, nine, Seraphina,...

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