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Sprinter Powell gets faster at Diamond League comeback

Paris, July 5 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell lived up to his name here, running the third fastest 100 metres of the year to win in 9.81 seconds at the Paris Diamond League meeting. The former world record holder on Saturday chopped 0.03 seconds off his previous season's best for the title, beating local favourite Jimmy Vicaut to the second place as the Frenchman equalled the Europ...

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Rods, knives, phone, jewellery found inside Bihar jail

Patna, July 5 (IANS) A day after an undertrial prisoner was killed in Beur Central Jail in Bihar, police recovered from inmates five iron rods, six knives, a mobile phone, SIM cards, gold jewellery, and cash, officials said. Also seized from the inmates were some railway documents, but officials did not confirm the nature of these documents immediately. The iron rods, knives and ...

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'Hello Kitty' movie coming in 2019

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) A feature film based on Hello Kitty, a fictional character produced by the Japanese lifestyle company Sanrio, will hit the theatres in 2019. According to Sanrio executives, Hello Kitty will have a big budget around $160 million to $240 million, including prints and advertisement cost, reports aceshowbiz.com. Sanrio has established a US-based company, S...

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College dean helping Vyapam probe found dead in Delhi

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Arun Sharma, the dean of a medical college in Madhya Pradesh, who was assisting the Vyapam scam investigation, was on Sunday morning found dead in a hotel here, police said. His body was found in his room at Uppal Hotel near the Indira Gandhi International airport. He was to head to Agartala as a member of an inspection team of the Medical Council of India.

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Anxiety over Greece, macro data points to fuel market volatility

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Slight volatility is expected to hit the Indian equity markets in the coming week as investors will be jittery on account of the Greek referendum, upcoming first quarter results, the monsoon's progression and key macro economic data. However, market observers predicted to IANS that the volatility could be short-lived, as strong domestic fundamentals, economic reform...

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Modi greets Venezuela on Independence Day

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the people of Venezuela on the eve of their Independence Day. On Venezuela's Independence Day, my greetings and best wishes to the people of Venezuela, Modi said. Strong ties between India and Venezuela will be advantageous to both our nations. Looking forward to deeper cooperation with Venezuela, Modi said i...

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Kylie Jenner spying on boyfriend Tyga?

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) TV personality Kylie Jenner has reportedly allowed her mother Kris Jenner to hire detective to spy on her boyfriend and rapper Tyga. Kylie's family, which has had doubts about the 25-year-old rapper's loyalty to her, has influenced Kylie to take the action. Last week, Tyga was spotted taking a limousine ride with a mystery girl. Kylie wants to know mor...

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'Lootera' stole Ranveer Singh's heart

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha-starrer period romantic drama film Lootera has completed two years since its release. The actor says the story of the Vikramaditya Motwane directorial stole his heart. Lootera, based on author O. Henry's 1907 short story The Last Leaf, released on July 5, 2013. The Gunday star took to Twitter to share his excitement about the...

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Gautham Kurup makes Bollywood debut with 'Bhanwarey'

Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Actor Gautham Kurup, known for his work in southern films such as Thuppakki, Kandahar and Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe, is making his Bollywood debut in the upcoming dark comedy Bhanwarey. I'm trying my hands at comedy for the first time in my career. I'm playing something quite contrary to what I've done so far. We've already completed the first schedule and currently...

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Clinton accuses China of stealing US secrets

Washington, July 5 (IANS) US Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has accused China of stealing commercial secrets and government information, saying the country is trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America, and urged vigilance, BBC reported on Sunday. US officials, earlier this year, named China as the chief suspect in the massive hack of the records of a US...

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Modi greets Algeria on Independence Day

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday greeted the people of Algeria on their Independence Day. My best wishes to the people of Algeria on their Independence Day. We consider Algeria a valued friend with whom we have strong ties. I hope our relations with Algeria become even stronger in the coming years, Modi said. Algeria gained independence from the Fre...

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Rajinikanth, Vikram may team up for 'Enthiran 2'

Chennai, July 5 (IANS) Superstars Rajinikanth and Vikram are most likely to join hands for the highly anticipated sequel to filmmaker S. Shankar's blockbuster Enthiran. The pre-production work on the project is already underway. Rajinikanth sir is already on board. Vikram is quite excited about the project, but he's yet to sign on the dotted line, a source told IANS. Since Vikram...

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Moderate rains to continue in Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) Rain and thundershowers would occur at many places of Karnataka's coastal region, as also at a few places in the south and north interior areas of the state, the weather office here said on Sunday. According to the meteorological department, Bengaluru city would have a generally cloudy sky with light rain in some places. The maximum temperature is likely...

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Gigantic railway station set for Dhanush's next

Chennai, July 5 (IANS) The makers of actor-producer Dhanush's next as yet untitled Tamil project have erected a massive railway station set here to shoot some important sequences. The film revolves around a character's journey in a train from here to Delhi. Since most of the shooting will take place inside a train and in and around railway stations, the team has built a station set with ...

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Italy beckons 'Thala 56' team

Chennai, July 5 (IANS) The team of actor Ajith Kumar's next Tamil film, which is tentatively titled Thala 56, will soon leave to Italy for a two-week schedule, after the plans to shoot these portions in Dubai were called off. The team was supposed to shoot in Dubai, and had even finalised locations. However, they have been refused permission due to the ongoing month-long Ramzan celebrati...

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Click that caught ISS across the Moon

London, July 5 (IANS) An Australian photographer has clicked a breathtaking image of the International Space Station (ISS) as it was passing over the Moon. It took Dylan O'Donnell almost a year to get the stunning image, Daily Mail reported. The US space station completes an orbit of the Earth every 92.91 minutes and moves at 27,600 km per hour. Significantly, it passes a...

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Obese cancer patients may live longer

London, July 5 (IANS) Being overweight or obese may boost the survival chances of people diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer, says a new study. Although being overweight with a high body-mass index (BMI) has long been associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer, thinner patients might not fare as well after treatment for advanced cancer, the findings showed. To thei...

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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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