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Argentina's Garay misses training

Hauchipato (Chile), July 2 (IANS) Defender Ezequiel Garay was forced to miss Argentina's training session due to the stomach complaint which kept him out of the semi-final victory over Paraguay. The defender was taken ill hours prior to Tuesday's semi-final kick-off, is currently suffering from Gastroentercolitis and remained at the team hotel whilst his teammates trained at Estadio CAP ...

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Afghan foreign ministry summons Pakistan envoy, lodges protest

Kabul, July 2 (IANS) The Afghan foreign ministry summoned Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan Sayed Ibrar Hussain on Thursday and protested over what it described as indiscriminate firing by Pakistani forces on Afghan Border Police on Tuesday night which left an Afghan border security personnel dead. The deputy to foreign ministry, Hekmat Khalil Karzai, while conveying Afghanistan's con...

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Tamil actor Krishna files for divorce

Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Tamil actor Krishna Kulasekaran, married to long-time girlfriend Hemalatha for over a year, applied for divorce on Thursday with the family welfare court here. According to his petition, Krishna said his wife had been physically and mentally harassing him right from the day they got married on Feb 6 last year. Krishna said his wife wouldn't let him home whe...

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Directors gets too much credit for film: Neeraj Ghaywan

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Neeraj Ghaywan, whose directorial debut Masaan garnered much appreciation at the Cannes International Film Festival this year, says directors get too much credit for the success of the film. I will give it to the team. I have always maintained this in my life. I think the director gets too much credit for the film, but I think it is everybody's effort and they ar...

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Cabinet approves national policy on skill development

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The union cabinet has approved India's first integrated National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, it was announced on Thursday. The National Skill Development Mission, which is aimed at providing a strong institutional framework for implementation of skilling activities in the country, has also got cabinet's approval. The policy ack...

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Costa not signed to replace Ribery: Bayern Munich

Munich, July 2 (IANS) German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich's sporting director Matthias Sammer on Thursday said the suggestion of replacing winger Franck Ribery with Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa is disrespectful to the former. Costa completed a $33.2 million move to Bayern on Wednesday on a five-year deal. But Sammer has dismissed the notion that the 24-year-old has been roped in t...

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Kids born to parents with diverse genes are taller, sharper

London, July 2 (IANS) Those who are born to parents from diverse genetic backgrounds tend to be taller and have sharper thinking skills than others, a study says. The researchers analysed health and genetic information of more than 100 studies carried out around the world. These included details on more than 350,000 people from urban and rural communities. They found that greater...

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Vohra, Rajnath visit Amarnath cave shrine

Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave shrine in Kashmir's Anantnag district. The annual Amarnath Yatra started on Thursday as over 8,000 pilgrims left from two base camps in Kashmir for the Himalayan cave shrine. An official spokesman told IANS that Vohra and Rajnath Sin...

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CBI again questions Dayanidhi Maran over phonelines' misuse

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday grilled former communications minister Dayanidhi Maran for the second consecutive day in the case involving the installation of over 700 phonelines at his Chennai residence. Maran appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters here around 11 a.m. and since then is being questioned by a CBI Special Task Force (STF) team....

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'Tenants, courts can't interfere in landlord's requirements'

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) In a far-reaching ruling that will have impact on the contentious owner-tenant relationship, a court here has held that neither the tenant nor the court can interfere over the requirements of a landlord while granting the rights over her ground floor property to a senior citizen unable to climb the stairs. Administrative Civil Judge-cum-Additional Rent Controller...

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UP steps up preparations for floods

Lucknow, July 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has stepped up preparations for relief operations in flood-prone districts following heavy rainfall in the past few days, an official said on Thursday. PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav has directed the district magistrates of these districts to ensure that all possible relief and evacuation measures are in place before floods hit. <...

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Want more 'likes' on Facebook? Check your watch

New York, July 2 (IANS) So your last Facebook post, on which you worked so much - giving smart twists to make it funny and awesome - did not garner any likes? Well, the fault may not be with the content but with timings, says a study. In all probability you posted that update at the wrong time. So when is the best time to post on Facebook? On weekdays during working hours, and th...

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Restaurant food adds to calories: Study

New York, July 2 (IANS) Not many are aware that whenever people eat out, whether at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they end up consuming about 200 additional calories than eaten at home, says new study. Besides, you also take in more saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium than those who prepare and eat their meals at home, says a new study. People who ate at full...

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Direct Benefit Transfer a game changer: Arvind Subramanian

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian on Thursday described the government's direct benefit transfer (DBT) as a game changer for India. He highlighted the fiscal impact of the government's DBT scheme of cash transfers which yielded savings of over Rs.12,000 crore on domestic LPG in 2014-15. DBT is important not only for fiscal savings ... if the gover...

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'Jesus lizard' walked on water 48 mn years ago

Washington, July 2 (IANS) In what may may provide insights into how climate change may affect tropical species, scientists have discovered a 48-million-year-old fossil, known as a Jesus lizard, that could walk on water. The fossil, recovered from the Bridger Formation in Wyoming, is the first description of a new species, called Babibasiliscus alxi. Given our current period of gl...

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Colin Farrell 'cautious' about dating

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Actor Colin Farrell is very cautious about dating anyone. The 39-year-old -- who has sons James, 11, and five-year-old Henry from past relationships -- is reluctant to enter a new romance because of the scrutiny he attracts and finds life easier when he is single, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I'm very cautious about entering into relationships. I've basic...

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Syrian forces kill 15 rebels in provincial showdown

Damascus, July 2 (IANS) Government forces gunned down 15 rebels in Syria's southern province of Daraa in an ongoing military operation in the key province near Jordan, state-run news agency SANA said on Thursday. A military unit carried out a qualitative operation in the town of Saida in the countryside of Daraa, killing 15 rebels and destroying a factory for manufacturing improvised exp...

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Sensex marginally down; oil and gas stocks up

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) A day after it gained 240 points on the back of positive macro economic data, a barometer index of the Indian equity markets was trading marginally down during the late afternoon session on Thursday. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) fell by 28 points or 0.10 percent during the late-afternoon trade session. The wider 50-scrip Ni...

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Menstrual cycle abnormalities worsens bone health in athletes

New York, July 2 (IANS) Women sports persons with menstrual cycle abnormalities may be at at greater risk of bone stress injuries and fractures, says a new study. The researchers found that women with symptoms known as the female athlete triad, a spectrum of symptoms that include low energy availability, menstrual cycle abnormalities, and low bone mineral density, are at an increased ris...

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Panasonic launches new smartphone

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Electronics major Panasonic's India arm on Thursday launched its new octacore processor-powered smartphone P55 NOVO at a price tag of Rs.9,290. The phone, with a 5.3-inch HD display, will sport an integrated infrared (IR) blaster that allows the handset to send various commands to the infrared-based TV, set-top box, air conditioners or any other such equipment wi...

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