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ISRO postpones rocket launch due to search for IAF plane

Chennai/New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) With the search for the missing Indian Air Force (IAF) transport plane over the Bay of Bengal continuing without much headway, the Indian space agency has decided to postpone the testing of its air breathing engine to a future date, said a senior official. There are no signs of any IAF plane debris on the sea. The search is on, a senior official of India...

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Strike by 10 lakh bankers to hit operations on Friday

Chennai/Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Banking operations across India will be impacted on Friday as around 10 lakh employees of 40 private and state-run banks will strike work to protest the central government's banking policies, a union leader said on Thursday. The strike is on. We are not aware of any case filed by the banks or the Indian Banks Association (IBA) to restrain the nine unions o...

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Italian Jakub wins Tour of Qinghai Lake 11th stage

Yinchuan (China), July 28 (IANS) Italian cyclist Marecako Jakub from Wilier Triestina Team won the 11th stage of the 15th Tour of Qinghai Lake here on Thursday in nearly three hours. German Teshome Mehren from Stradalli-Bike Aid Team and Italian Marko Kump from Lampre-Merida Team ranked the second and the third respectively, reports Xinhua. After the race of this stage, Yellow Je...

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Atletico Madrid land in Australia to play pre-season friendlies

Melbourne, July 28 (IANS) Atletico Madrid landed on Thursday in Melbourne, where they will stay for five days and play two friendlies in preparation for the new football season. The Spanish club, coached by Argentine Diego Simeone, will face Tottenham Hotspur on Friday and Melbourne Victory on July 31, reports Efe. Uruguayan defender Diego Godin said the squad now has a week in A...

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Kaspersky Lab tracks over 100 sophisticated malicious campaigns

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Russia-based software security company Kaspersky Lab on Thursday announced that its global research and analysis team has tracked 100-plus sophisticated malicious operations targeting commercial and government organisations in 85 countries. The growing numbers show that sophisticated threat actors are actively improving and extending their arsenal, and a lot of ...

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Jaitley warns I-T officials of action for 'insubordination'

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Taking a serious view on some income tax officials passing a resolution against the Revenue Department, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday warned them of disciplinary action, calling it an act of insubordination. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has taken a serious view of such a resolution by officers of organised group 'A' service to advise the government ...

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Defamation law can't be used by government to stifle criticism: SC

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said defamation laws cannot be used by the government to stifle criticism. In an obvious reference to several defamation cases filed by the Tamil Nadu government of J. Jayalalithaa against her critics, the apex court said such action amounts to curbing of free speech. The bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Rohinton ...

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Smartphones based exercises may cheer your mood

London, July 28 (IANS) Smartphone based exercises that are brief as well as directed can help quickly improve our mood, says an interesting study. Smartphone based exercises are various established or more modern psychotherapeutic exercise modules known as micro-interventions. The findings showed that participants in the study felt more alert, calmer and uplifted after using five...

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I'll be expected to deliver bigger film after 'Sultan': Director

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Director Ali Abbas Zafar knows his latest release Sultan, starring Salman Khan, would not just give him a standing as a filmmaker but also raise people's expectations from him. The pressure, will 'Sultan' touch Rs 400 crore... Will it cross Rs 500 crore, is mounting. It's not getting to me. I know 'Sultan' gives me certain standing as a filmmaker. I also know what ...

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Burying CO2 underground safer than previously thought

London, July 28 (IANS) Storing carbon dioxide (CO2) in reservoirs deep underground may be better for the climate than emitting the gas directly into the atmosphere as researchers have found that this process is much safer over long periods of time than previously thought. The researchers found that natural accumulations of CO2 that have been trapped underground for around 100,000 years h...

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Cambodia opposition leader sentenced in absentia for defamation

Phnom Penh, July 28 (IANS) A Cambodian court on Thursday found Sam Rainsy, leader of the country's main opposition party, guilty of defamation in one of the judicial cases against him. Rainsy has been asked to pay almost $40,000 to the state and the plaintiff, National Assembly President Heng Samrin, following the opposition leader posting a video on social networks in November 2015, Efe...

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Labelled man-eater, pride of Ranthambore T-24 languishes in captivity

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Labelled as man-eater, allegedly under pressure from the tourist lobby of Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan, after it killed four humans in five years, the mighty male tiger T-24 known as Ustad is living in captivity in a small enclosed area without official sanction, an RTI query has revealed. Ustad, who is 10 years old, was one of the major attractions of...

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Young adults expecting to marry commit fewer delinquent acts

New York, July 28 (IANS) Teenagers and young adults who expect to get married within the next five years reported committing fewer delinquent acts, found a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, shows that people straighten up their act even before they tie the knot. This is a reminder that marriage still matters. Just the expectation of marriage ...

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ABsalut Style, an exhibition with a difference

Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) In a city known for fashion and style, this exhibition stands out not just for the selection of designers but also for the affordable range it offers. ABsalut Style, to be held Taj Krishna Hotel on Friday, brings together young well-known designers from different parts of the country, who offer quality stuff at reasonable prices. Even though we are getti...

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ISL: Kerala Blasters sign N. Ireland's Hughes as marquee footballer

Kochi, July 28 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters FC on Thursday announced the signing of Northern Ireland's Aaron Hughes as the marquee player for the third edition of the football tournament later this year. Known as a cultured defender, Hughes, 36, is the most capped outfield player in Northern Ireland's history with 103 appearances and has captained Northern I...

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ADHD medication reduces risky behaviour in children

Washington, July 28 (IANS) Medications taken by children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) offer long-term benefits, revealed a study. ADHD is a chronic condition characterised by attention difficulty or hyperactivity and impulsiveness where children can do risky activities like dangerous driving, drug use and risky sexual behaviour. According to the resear...

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Syrian Army captures key rebel stronghold

Damascus, July 28 (IANS) Syrian government troops and allied fighters on Thursday recaptured Bani Zaid in Aleppo city from the rebels. Bani Zaid was once a staging ground for rebel attacks on government-held Aleppo, Xinhua news agency reported. In July, over 70 persons were killed in Aleppo in rebel shelling from Bani Zaid. Over the past week, the Syrian Army effectively ...

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Weight loss surgery may increase fracture risk

London, July 28 (IANS) Severely obese patients undergoing weight loss surgery are more likely to have increased fracture risks both before and after the surgical procedure, finds a study. The study, published in the journal The BMJ, suggested that fracture risk assessment and management should be part of weight loss care and obesity may not be as protective for fracture as originally tho...

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Moderate workout can lower heart disease risk in women

Washington, July 28 (IANS) Spending two and a half hours a week doing light physical activity, like brisk walking, can lower the risk of coronary heart disease by 25 per cent in women under age 50, according to new research. For the study, published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, the researchers took women aged between 27-44 and found that women with the highest...

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Women with late menstruation and menopause may live longer

New York, July 28 (IANS) Late onset of puberty as well as a late arrival of menopause is likely to increase the chances of women surviving upto 90 years, says a study. The findings showed that women whose puberty began at the age of 12 or later as well as experienced menopause, either naturally or surgically at age of 50 or later may survive nine decades. In addition, women with...

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