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Diabetes drug may help obese people lose fat

New York, July 5 (IANS) A drug originally meant for diabetics may help obese individuals without diabetes shed weight and also keep it off, suggests a research. A little more than one year of treatment with the drug named Liraglutide was found to reduce at least five percent of body weight in over 60 percent of study participants. It is a very effective drug. It seems to be as go...

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Greeks vote in landmark referendum

Athens, July 5 (IANS) Greek voters on Sunday began casting ballots in a landmark referendum on terms of agreement with creditors on the next deal with the country's lenders. According to the Greek ministry of internal affairs and administrative reform, about 8.5 million people are eligible to vote in the referendum. It will be considered valid if at least 40 percent of registered voters ...

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Chile crush Argentina to win first Copa America title

Santiago, July 5 (IANS/EFE) Chile captured its first Copa America title by defeating Argentina 4-1 in the penalty shootout. On Saturday, Alexis Sanchez gave his country the victory after Argentines Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega failed to convert from 11 meters (36 feet), ending a drought of nearly 100 years for La Roja in the oldest international continental soccer competition. ...

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Referendum on terms of creditor agreement begins in Greece

Athens, July 5 (IANS) Greek voters on Sunday started casting ballots in a landmark referendum on terms of agreement with creditors on the next deal with the country's lenders. The voting would determine whether Greece would avert a looming disorderly default or exit the Eurozone. According to the Greek ministry of internal affairs and administrative reform, about 8.5 million peop...

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Moderate rains to continue in Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) Rain and thundershowers would occur at many places in coastal Karnataka, a few places in the south interior and at isolated places in north interior, the weather officials said on Sunday. According to the meteorological department officials, Bengaluru city would experience a generally cloudy sky with light rain in some places. The maximum temperature is l...

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Sunny morning in Delhi

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) It was a hot and sunny Sunday morning here with the minimum temperature settling four notches above the season's average at 31.2 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast a partly cloudy day with the possibility of thunderstorm and rain in some areas. The maximum temperature would hover around 39 degrees Celsius, an official of the India Meteorological...

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Holistic approach for Smart Cities mission: Need for a reference framework

With the simultaneous launch of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Housing for All and the coveted Smart Cities Mission (SCM) on June 25, 2015, it was a landmark day in the evolution of India's urban agenda. The message of convergence emerging from the common launch of all three programmes will hopefully be sustained in the future while implementing them. ...

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Over 2,200 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 5 (IANS) Another batch of over 2,200 Amarnath pilgrims left from here on Sunday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley. The fourth batch of 2,219 yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu at 4.50 a.m. today (Sunday) in an escorted convoy, a senior police officer told IANS here. Over 480 women and 27 children are part of the convoy. The annua...

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Goa 'examining' pardon for convicted former minister

Panaji, July 5 (IANS) The Goa government is examining a request from the partner of former minister Francisco Pacheco, who is serving a six month sentence following his conviction in an assault case, seeking the latter's pardon. Chief Secretary R.K. Srivastava told IANS on the sidelines of a media function here on Saturday that he had received the application for pardon forwarded to his ...

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To win, link success with emotions and motivation

Title: Winning Instinct, Decoding the Power Within; Author: Virender Kapoor; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 234; Price: Rs.299 Virender Kapoor, the founder of MILE, a management institute in Pune, aims to help you bring about positive changes in your life through his latest book Winning Instinct by changing your mindset about things that are important - hope, compassion and optimism...

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Federer beats Groth to reach Wimbledon last 16

London, July 5 (IANS) Seven-time champion Roger Federer beat Sam Groth of Australia in four sets to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon here. In Saturday's match, the 33-year-old dropped the fourth set but managed to retake control of the match, winning 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 in two hours and 16 minutes, reported Xinhua news agency. Federer will next face Spanish 20th seed Robe...

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India's tech hub gasps for fresh air

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) India's technology hub, that had become an international byword for outsourcing, is gasping for fresh air as high vehicular emissions, increasing industrial fumes and rising dust from construction activities are polluting its atmosphere and harming its 10 million denizens. Once known to be a pensioners' paradise for its salubrious climate and greenery, the garden...

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The funniest storyteller's funniest storytellers

Winston Churchill's most outstanding contribution during World War II, according to President John F. Kennedy, was that he mobilised the English language and sent it into battle. But his compatriot, P.G. Wodehouse, went one better, in making the language an unsurpassed medium for some of the most inspired comic writing ever possibly seen in any tongue and creating a number of enduring and unforge...

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Hamburg sign youngster striker Batuhan Altintas

Berlin, July 5 (IANS) Hamburg signed striker Batuhan Altintas from Turkish outfit Bursaspor, the HSV said in an official statement on the club's official homepage. The 19-year-old striker joined from Turkish first division side Bursaspor and inked a two-year deal, which keeps him with the Rothosen until June 2017, reported Xinhua news agency. Altintas is Hamburg's first new arriv...

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Rich life not so fun for Cara Delevingne

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Model-actress Cara Delevingne says her upper class lifestyle can seem fun, but she never enjoyed growing up wealthy. I grew up in the upper class, for sure. My family was kind of about that whole parties and horse-racing thing. I can understand it's fun for some. I never enjoyed it, femalefirst.co.uk quoted the actress as saying. Meanwhile, the British ...

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Britain condemns Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria

London, July 5 (IANS) Britain has slammed the recent Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria's northeast Borno State, which have killed over 100 people in the holy month of Ramadan. These attacks serve as a stark reminder of the threat posed by Boko Haram, which deliberately targets the weak and vulnerable and those, both Muslim and Christian, who will not subscribe to their extremist and intolera...

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Ulterior motives behind sanctions on Iran: Khamenei

Tehran, July 5 (IANS) Sanctions against Iran have nothing to do with the country's nuclear activities or human rights record, there are other motives behind the bans, said Leader of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. Addressing a group of university professors and researchers on Saturday night, Ayatollah Khamenei said those who have imposed sanctions on Iran were themselves the ones who...

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Learned to say sorry: Reese Witherspoon

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon has learned to say sorry when she has made a mistake and isn't as outspoken as she used to be. The Hot Pursuit star, who has children Ava and Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and Tennessee with spouse Jim Toth, has confessed she used to struggle to own up to her mistakes in her younger years, but has finally learned to accept it w...

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Eva Longoria doesn't think about cosmetic surgery

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria isn't currently thinking about having cosmetic surgery although she isn't ruling out going under the knife in the future. The 40-year-old says she hasn't completely ruled out the idea of going under the knife in the future, but has no desire to alter her appearance at the moment, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I don't really think abou...

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Kanye West hates award shows

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West takes no pleasure in award ceremonies and think they turn the music industry into a game. The All Day rapper hates events which honour musicians, despite the fact he has picked up multiple awards during his career, describing them as diminishing returns. Absolutely no pleasure in that side of it at all! At a certain point it's diminish...

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