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40 Kenyan athletes for World Championships

Nairobi, Aug 2 (IANS) Kenya named a team of 40 athletes and 11 officials for the Athletic World Championships to be held in Beijing as they seek to increase their medals tally. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were at a stadium here to witness the selection, reports Xinhua. The championships start on August 22. Kenya claimed 12 medals in the last ...

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Ex-minister held in Jammu during protest

Jammu, Aug 2 (IANS) A dozen Congress activists, including former Jammu and Kashmir minister Sham Lal Sharma, were arrested here on Sunday for defying restrictions on the assembly of 10 or more people. A police officer told IANS that the arrests took place at Dogra Chowk area. They were taken into custody during a protest demanding an All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Jamm...

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China's Shi wins 3m springboard at Worlds

Kazan (Russia), Aug 2 (IANS) Shi Tingmao extended China's winning streak to eight in the women's 3-metre springboard as she collected her first world title in the individual event at the World Swimming Championships here. China's diving queen Guo Jingjing had won five times at the Worlds, whiled Wu Minxia and He Zi followed suit before Shi claimed the gold with 383.55 points. De...

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Brazil's Barbosa turns down CSKA Moscow offer

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 2 (IANS) Brazilian star Gabriel Barbosa has rejected a proposal to join Russian football club CSKA Moscow. The Russian club is prepared to offer up to 15 million euros to sign the 18-year-old ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline. But it is understood the player is seeking a move to western Europe, Xinhua reported. Barbosa, who earlier this year was linked ...

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Aditi Rao Hydari's fashion gurus

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says she is inspired by the fashion sense of three Bollywood divas -- Kangana Ranaut, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor. The actress shared her views over the actress's fashion sense at an event here on Saturday as she walked the ramp for designer Debarun Mukherjee at the 2015 edition of Amazon India Couture Week (AICW). The design...

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'Masaan' leaves Taslima Nasreen 'speechless'

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who didn't have high hopes about Hindi movies, was left speechless after watching internationally-acclaimed Indian film Masaan. The story of debut directorial of Neeraj Ghaywan revolves around four lives which intersect along the Ganga ghats in Varanasi: a low-caste boy falling hopelessly in love, a daughter ridden wi...

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Some Kerala government offices work on Sunday

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) Some Kerala government offices functioned on Sunday as a mark of respect to late president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Kerala Chief Secretary Jiji Thompson had on July 28 tweeted that all state government offices would remain open on Sunday but the idea was shot down by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The directorate of health services, however, worked on S...

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Children's literature is now being taken seriously: Ruskin Bond

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Keeping children riveted to a book is not an easy task and requires responsibility and sensitivity, legendary author Ruskin Bond, who at 81 has more than 150 titles to his credit, says. The popular storyteller is also gratified by the fact that children's literature has grown impressively and is now taken seriously by publishers. Writing for children is more respo...

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'Drishyam' mints over Rs.17 crore in two days

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Ajay Devgn starrer-Drishyam saw super growth in business on the second day of its release, taking its total to Rs.17.45 crore, says an expert. Also starring Tabu and Shriya Saran, the crime thriller that was released on Friday, has received terrific word of mouth. Terrific word of mouth translates into super growth in biz on Day 2. #Drishyam Thu pre + Fri 8.0...

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IIT-Madras team's research to help detect multiple sclerosis

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Researchers at IIT-Madras (IIT-M) have developed algorithms that could help detect multiple sclerosis (MS) which, since it is visible as several small lesions, could be easily missed. MS is a disease in which the protective sheath covering the nerves gets destroyed, disrupting the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. This leads to difficulty i...

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Channing Tatum closes 'Gambit' deal

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum has closed a deal to star in Gambit, the spin-off movie of X-Men. The move contradicts reports that appeared last week suggesting the actor would exit the project after failing to come to terms with production company 20th Century Fox, reports hollywoodreporter.com. According to sources, Tatum and the studio did hit a sensitive spot ...

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'Ghostbusters' cast visits children's hospital in full costume

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actors Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig among other cast members of Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters film helped raise spirits at a hospital in Boston. McCarthy, Wigg, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones wore their familiar suits and proton packs at Tufts Medical Center, where they posed for photographs with patients. The hospital shared images on its Facebook and ...

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Your kid may not be as happy as you think

London, Aug 2 (IANS) Parents often misjudge the happiness levels of their kids as they make the estimation based on their personal feelings and not of their children's, says a study. Parents of 10 and 11-year-olds consistently overestimated their child's happiness, while those with 15 and 16-year-olds were inclined to underestimate, the findings showed. The study attributed the d...

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Singer Lynn Anderson dies at 67

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Country music singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her single (I never promised you a) Rose garden, has died. Anderson died from cardiac arrest at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennesse on Thursday, reports aceshowbiz.com. She started her career in the 1960s. Her hit singles included If I kiss you (will you go away) and That's a no-n...

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Fix your fuzz with DIY kits, wax or laser

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In the desire to flaunt polished bodies, clean and smooth arms and legs, well-heeled Indian men and women are thronging salons and beauty clinics to shear off ungainly fuzz with waxing, hair removal products and technology. There are also do-it-yourself kits to help wherever you go. Local parlours, bodycare chains and multi-national grooming groups, offering skinc...

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Happy Friendship Day: B-Town wishes all

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Bipasha Basu and Karan Johar, who popularised the Friendship Day through his directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, have wished everyone on the occasion that is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year. Here's what some of the stars have tweeted: Karan Johar: Friendship is an underrated relationship....

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Bees naturally immunize their babies

New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Bees naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in environment and for them the process may be as simple as eating, says a study. The scientists found that a bee blood protein called vitellogenin plays a critical, but previously unknown role in providing bee babies protection against disease. The process by which bees transfer immuni...

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Rain likely in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) Bengaluru is likely to get rain on Sunday, the Met Office here said. The weather office has forecast a generally cloudy sky with rain and thundershowers later in the day. While the minimum temperature was recorded at 20 degrees Celsius, the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 30 degrees Celsius. On Saturday, the city recorded a maximum te...

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Snoop Dogg stopped at Italian airport

Rome, Aug 2 (IANS) Italian Police stopped American rapper Snoop Dogg at the Lamezia Terme airport for trying to board a plane with over $422,000 undeclared cash. The rapper was about to board a private plane for Britain, reports aceshowbiz.com. The Drop it like it's hot singer had performed two shows in the south of Italy and was on his way to Britain, where he is slated to take ...

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Hopes of rate cut, more rainy days to support equity markets

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) A positive bias is expected to rule the Indian equity markets in the coming week, with investors hoping for a rate cut by the apex bank, passage of key bills in parliament and more rainy days ahead, experts said on Sunday. The most important trigger for the markets is the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) monetary policy review. A cut in interest rates will restore inves...

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