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Mohun Bagan struggling to breathe under financial instability

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Mohun Bagan may have its roots in the rich history of Indian football but is at present struggling to breathe. Almost a month after bringing home the coveted I-League after 13 years, Mohun Bagan is still having problems solving monetary issues and attracting investors. The club's general secretary, Anjan Mitra, hopes the triumph will attract sponsors. Mitr...

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After doing well in Tests, I expected ODI call-up: Vijay

Chennai, June 30 (IANS) After being selected in the limited overs series against Zimbabwe, India batsman Murali Vijay said following couple a good run in Tests, he expected to be called up in the One-Day Internationals (ODI), and added that he would grab the opportunity with both hands that has come his way. It is a happy feeling to make a comeback to ODIs. I have been batting well in Te...

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Chelsea fans threaten Cech on Twitter

London, June 30 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal's new signing Petr Cech has received several death threats from his former club Chelsea fans on Twitter following his 10 million pounds move. Chelsea supporters appear to be unhappy with goalkeeper Cech's decision to move across London despite the fact the Czech Republic international represented his former side with distin...

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Congress furnishes new documents on Dholpur Palace ownership

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday stepped up pressure on beleaguered Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, producing fresh documents in support of its claim that the Dholpur Palace is a state-owned property. The party also demanded an independent probe into the entire controversy. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh produced documents, allegedly showing that ...

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India wary of rising Malaysia in quarters

Antwerp, June 30 (IANS) After losing out to Australia in their only defeat in the pool matches, the Indian men's team is wary of a fast-improving Malaysia as they lock horns in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final at the Brasschaat Municipal Park here on Wednesday. India's last encounter against their Asian rivals was in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup earlier this ye...

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OPEC daily basket price closes lower

Vienna, June 30 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $58.24 a barrel on Monday compared to $59.14 last Friday, the organisation's secretariat said. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of Murban (UAE), Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwa...

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Facebook is monitoring videos you watch

New York, June 30 (IANS) Facebook has yet again tinkered with its news feed algorithm -- this time to show you more videos similar to ones you expand to full-screen, un-mute or opt to watch in HD. Facebook would take it for granted that you loved that particular video, even if you do not like, share or comment. Those same signals will tell Facebook that a video is enjoyable so th...

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System to repair software bugs automatically

New York, June 30 (IANS) A new system that repairs dangerous software bugs by automatically importing functionality from other, more secure apps in just two minutes has been found, says researchers. The study was done by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The system called CodePhage repairs software errors by transferring code from a donor application ...

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20 killed in Indonesian military plane crash

Jakarta, June 30 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday when a Hercules C-130 military cargo aircraft crashed into a residential area in Medan city on Indonesia's Sumatra island, media reported. The ill-fated military plane was carrying 12 crew members when the crash took place at 12.14 p.m. in Medan, capital of Indonesia's North Sumatra province, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Greece crisis subdues markets; Sensex marginally up

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Investor sentments were subdued in the Indian equity markets, which were trading flat as Greece headed towards a debt payment default on Tuesday. The barometer of the Indian equity markets - the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) - was marginally up during the late-afternoon trade session. Investors were anxious as a crucial deadlin...

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Congress snatches a win in Meghalaya

Shillong, June 30 (IANS) Meghalaya's ruling Congress on Tuesday won the by-election from Chokpot assembly constituency, with Bluebell Sangma snatching the seat from the Garo National Council (GNC) regional party. Sangma defeated her nearest rival Phillipole D. Marak of the National People's Party by 2,550 votes, Chief Electoral Officer Prashant Naik told IANS. Sangma, a former Na...

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Beauty is partially in the eye of the beholder

New York, June 30 (IANS) The perception of beauty in a romantic partner changes with time as individuals get to know one another better before they start dating, says researchers. In other words, partners who become romantically involved soon after meeting tend to be more similar in physical attractiveness than partners who get together after knowing each other for a while. Havin...

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Drinking excessive water may be fatal for sportspersons

New York, June 30 (IANS) Drinking excessive water is not good for your health as this weakens the ability of the kidneys to excrete excess water load and sodium in the body becomes diluted. This leads to swelling in cells, which can be life-threatening. According to new guidelines from an international expert panel, you should drink only when you are thirsty in order to avoid exercise-a...

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Daughters favoured over sons in hard times

New York, June 30 (IANS) Parents financially favour daughters over sons when they expect tough economic times ahead, a research said. A study found participants preferred to enroll a daughter rather than a son in beneficial programmes, preferred to give a US Treasury bond to a daughter rather than to a son, and bequeathed a greater share of their assets to female offspring in their will ...

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CPI-M retains Tripura seats, BJP is second

Agartala, June 30 (IANS) Tripura's ruling CPI-M on Tuesday retained by huge margins both the assembly seats where polling took place on Saturday, but the BJP edged out the Congress to take the second spot. The Communist Party of India-Marxist won from Pratapgarh for the ninth consecutive time and won in Surma for the eighth time in a row, officials said. CPI-M state secretary and...

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'Chinese submarine in Pakistan not immediate concern'

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Navy vice chief Vice Admiral P. Murugesan on Tuesday said the recent docking of a Chinese submarine in a Pakistani port was not a matter of 'immediate concern'. A Chinese Yuan class 335 submarine docked at Pakistan's Karachi port on May 22, barely days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden official visit to China. Docking of a submarine of another co...

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One killed in election-related violence in Sri Lanka

Colombo, June 30 (IANS) At least one person was killed and two others injured in violent incidents which were reported across Sri Lanka in the past 24 hours ahead of the August parliamentary elections, election monitors said on Tuesday. Rajith Keerthi Tennakoon, executive director of the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CAFFE), told Xinhua news agency that the incidents had occurred...

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Five killed in Indonesian military plane crash

Jakarta, June 30 (IANS) At least five people were killed on Tuesday when a military Hercules cargo aircraft crashed into a residential area in Indonesia shortly after takeoff. The crash occurred near Polonia airport in North Sumatra's capital Medan, The Jakarta Post reported. The identities of the victims were not immediately known. According to witnesses, the aircraft c...

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E.L. James's Twitter interaction goes berserk

London, June 30 (IANS) Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James's Twitter Q&A quickly went awry as people used the #AskELJames hashtag to bombard the writer with questions and comments that made fun of her much parodied series. The session, which took place in Twitter's Britain headquarters, began with James answering questions about the plot of Fifty Shades of Grey, such as what she w...

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New ODI rules relieves Bangladesh bowlers

Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) The decision of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to change One-Day International (ODI) rules on field restrictions has brought relief to Bangladeshi bowlers. At its annual conference in Barbados, the ICC made a number of changes to the 50-over format, including the scrapping of batting powerplays. Among them, the requirement to deploy catching fielders within...

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