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Newspapers cautioned over West Bengal ads

Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) Monday told its members to exercise extreme caution while taking advertisements from the West Bengal government because of non-payment of existing dues. The Society's executive committee, which met here, expressed deep concern and anguish at the non-payment of advertisement bills of selected member publications for several years....

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Shakira pregnant again?

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Singer Shakira is reportedly pregnant with her second child. Shakira and her soccer player partner Gerard Piqué already have 19-month-old son Milan together and are said to be overjoyed about the prospect of becoming parents again later this year, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Yes, she is pregnant and she's very happy, said Carlos Vives, a close friend o...

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Curfew relaxed for four hours in Saharanpur

Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) Curfew was Monday relaxed for four hours at Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh following easing of tension in the city, which witnessed communal clashes Saturday, officials said. Curfew was eased between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the new city while it was relaxed from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the old city, so that people could buy essential items like milk, vegetables and medicin...

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Will resolve UPSC exam row in a week: Rajnath

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday said the UPSC civil services exam issue will be resolved within a week. UPSC issue will be resolved within a week, he told reporters here. Rajnath Singh apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday of the measures being taken to address the issues raised by civil services aspirants who are protesting the Civil Services ...

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Former CJI was adamant on elevating corrupt judge: Katju

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju Monday again complained of interferences in the appointment of judges, saying former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan tried his best to elevate a judge to the apex court despite allegations of corruption against him. Katju said in his blog post that he told Justice Kapadia that the said judge had a very bad repu...

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Paige Reifler gets death threats

London, July 28 (IANS) Model Paige Reifler, who is reportedly getting death threats from her boyfriend and singer Harry Styles' fans, threatens to call the police. Reifler, 18, has been bombarded with death threats from jealous One Direction supporters after she confirmed last week she is seeing the 20-year-old Styles again, reports contactmusic.com. She took to Twitter and wrote...

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Colombian artist to perform in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A Colombian fusion artist will perform in New Delhi Aug 4 as part of Colombia's National Day celebrations and cultural promotion of the country in India, the Colombian embassy said in a statement Monday. Carlos Balanta, popularly known as Baterimba, has been dubbed as a one man orchestra as he plays the drums, percussion and the bass guitar. Balanta hai...

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I'll never work for free: Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Emraan Hashmi, who is looking forward to his next Raja Natwarlal, seems to have a practical approach towards his acting job. He is not willing to slog for free, but at the same time he clarifies money is not the sole purpose behind accepting a project. Money is always at the heart of the thing, I won't do a film for free. Money is important, but money is not the so...

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Situation under control in Saharanpur: Rajnath

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Monday that the situation was under control in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh where three people have been killed in communal violence. The situation is fully under control in Saharanpur. We are keeping a close vigil, Rajnath Singh told reporters here. The violence was triggered by a land dispute between Muslims and Sikhs in...

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NASA seeks private help to connect Mars data with Earth

Washington, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to broaden participation in the exploration of the Red planet, NASA has called for a new, privately-owned communications network to be set up on Mars. The US space agency has released a Request for Information (RFI) - a formal paperwork seeking public development of a new system. The new network would use a commercially-managed network of satel...

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Healthy lifestyle key for childhood cancer survivors

New York, July 28 (IANS) Following a healthy lifestyle may lower childhood cancer survivors' risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, says a study. Adults who had cancer as children are known to be at increased risk for the metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that increases the likelihood of developing heart disease and other health problems such as diabetes and stroke. ...

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Amazon plans 5 new warehouses in India

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Amazon Seller Services India Pvt Ltd plans to open five more fulfillment centres (FCs) - warehouses - in Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Tauru (outskirts of Gurgaon), the company said here Monday. With the additional storage capacity and its two existing FCs on the outskirts of Mumbai and Bangalore, Amazon has almost doubled its total storage capacity to o...

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New mayfly species discovered in India

New York, July 28 (IANS) Scientists have found a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along India's west coast. This is the first time that any mayfly belonging to the genus Labiobaetis has been found in peninsular India. The new species, called Labiobaetis soldani, is named in honour of T. Soldan for his substantial contribution in the understand...

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People who work longer smoke more

London, July 28 (IANS) Do you work for long hours? Check your smoking habits. New research has revealed that people who work longer smoke more. People who work long hours find it harder to quit smoking and those who have given up are more at risk of starting again, according to the researchers from the Loughborough University in Britain. When smokers increase their hours above a ...

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Undertrial dies after suffering burns in Bihar jail

Patna, July 28 (IANS) An undertrial prisoner, who was set on fire allegedly by a jail official in Bihar, Monday succumbed to his injuries at the Patna Medical College and Hospital here, officials said. Rupesh Paswan, in his early 40s, was lodged in Nawada jail for the past four years for offences under the Arms Act. He suffered 80 percent burn injuries. Paswan alleged that Jailor...

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Filter rogue whistle-blowers, Parrikar asks media

Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday asked the media to filter out rogue whistle-blowers from stories, while warning of a probe and a legislation against activists and NGOs indulging in blackmail. Parrikar was ressponding to a calling attention motion moved by his ruling BJP MLA Pramod Sawant. Parrikar said the media should block the name of rogue act...

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Ahead of Mamata's visit Maoist leaflets found in Purulia

Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Purulia district, about 50 Maoist leaflets and banners calling to observe martyrs's week were found Monday in Purulia, police said. The chief minister's visit to Purulia is scheduled July 30. The leaflets and banners were found strewn on a roadside in Bandwan Monday. The security has beefed up,...

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Home ministry denies reported bugging at Gadkari's home

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The home ministry Monday denied the reported bugging at union Minister Nitin Gadkari's residence, and ruled out any probe. Asked about the bugging, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said: There is no contradiction, Gadkari has denied it himself. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju too refused to comment. The minister himself has said ...

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Downing of MH17 may be war crime: UN

London, July 28 (IANS) The downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine may constitute a war crime, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said Monday. Ukraine and the West believe that pro-Russian rebels shot down MH17 using a missile system supplied by Russia, BBC reported. Russia and the rebels have blamed Ukrainian forces for the plane crash. Dutch and A...

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Nanoparticles to awaken immunity system to fight cancer

New York, July 28 (IANS) In an approach to fight cancer, researchers have found that though small, nanoparticles can pack large payloads of a variety of agents which have different effects that activate and strengthen the body's immune system response against tumours. Our lab's approach differs from most in that we use nanoparticles to stimulate the immune system to attack tumours and th...

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