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How did Arjun Kapoor change Parineeti's life?

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, during a live chatting session with her fans on Twitter, said in response to a question by actor Arjun Kapoor that it was because of him that her life changed when he chose her for Ishaqzaade. Parineeti decided on a live chat on Twitter as she had amassed five million followers on the micro-blogging website. Arjun took to Twitter wh...

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US insists on need for compromise between Greece, creditors

Washington, July 7 (IANS) The US has said the needs of the Greek economy remain the same following the referendum in the country on Sunday, for which it urged a compromise between Athens and international creditors to come up with a package of reforms and financing, Efe news agency reported. The referendum is over, but our view here at the White House remains the same... it will require ...

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New non-invasive technique to detect skin cancers

New York, July 7 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, a new non-invasive technique that allows clinicians to accurately detect various forms of skin cancer has been developed. The new Raman spectroscopy method could be an improvement upon the current clinical gold standard non-invasive technique, called dermoscopy, which is a highly subjective method. The Raman spectroscopy, hitherto used in ...

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Marijuana ads prompt youngsters to use drug

New York, July 7 (IANS) Explaining a link between marijuana advertising and youth behaviour, adolescents who see advertisements for medical marijuana are more likely to either report using marijuana or plan to use it in future, says a new study. Youth who reported seeing any ads for medical marijuana were twice as likely to have used marijuana or report higher intentions to use the drug ...

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Three suspected militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistani security forces on Tuesday said they had killed three suspected militants in Quetta city, the media reported on Tuesday. The dead in the targeted operation on Monday night included the Balochistan chief of the banned Jaish-ul-Islam group, Mehmood Rind, an officer said. Two security personnel too were injured in the intense exchange of fire, the...

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Modi arrives in Astana

Astana, July 7 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Tuesday received by Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov when he arrived here on the second leg of his Central Asian tour. I am happy to be in Kazakhstan, India's very valued friend in Central Asia, Modi said in a tweet, while also sharing an image of him and his Kazakh counterpart. Thank you PM Karim Massimov f...

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World's most sensitive test to spot superbugs arrives

Toronto, July 7 (IANS) Canadian researchers have developed a new test to spot infectious diseases and some of the world's deadliest superbugs that is 10,000 times more sensitive than other detection systems. The new method could lead to unique diagnostic test to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens, says the study by researchers from McMaster University in Canada. The...

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Key Taliban commander killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, July 7 (IANS) A key Taliban commander was killed when police retaliated a militant attack on checkpoints in Afghanistan's Laghman province on Tuesday, the provincial government said. A group of Taliban militants under the command of Mullah Abdul Khaliq attacked police checkpoints in Badro village of Alishing district in Afghanistan. Police fired back, killing the commander and inj...

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Van Gaal admires Messi's talent, modesty

Madrid, July 7 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Louis Van Gaal has expressed his admiration for FC Barcelona's Argentine star Lionel Messi for his humility and talent, while he spoke of his excitement for the July 25 friendly match between the two sides. In an interview with Manchester United television on Monday, van Gaal commented on Messi's value, reports Efe. I think he proves it ...

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Smartphone app to check daily alcohol limit

Singapore, July 7 (IANS) If you are not sure about how to curb excess drinking, then download this app that will warn you the moment you exceed your daily alcohol limit. The app The Alcohol Tracker, enables users to log the number of beers, shots or glasses of wine they are either prescribed or can handle daily or weekly. When the recommended daily or weekly limits exceeds, the ...

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Liverpool-bound Firmino bids farewell to Bundesliga

Berlin, July 7 (IANS) Brazilian forward Firmino said farewell to the Bundesliga, moving to English side Liverpool from Hoffenheim two years before his contract expires. Firmino has left his club for 41 million euros (around $45 million) according to official figures, marking the most expensive transfer in the history of the Bundesliga, reports Efe. Hoffenheim sporting director Al...

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Chinese firm officially takes French club Sochaux

Paris, July 7 (IANS) French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen has confirmed it has completed the ownership transfer of French football club Sochaux to Chinese company Ledus. This is the culmination of a process begun almost a year ago, Xinhua quoted the French second division club's president Denis Worbe as saying on Monday. It makes Sochaux the first club in Europe under the full con...

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Aamir's banner on lookout for new female face

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan's production house is searching for a fresh female face, who can act as well as sing, for their upcoming venture. The 50-year-old actor took to micro-blogging website Twitter to mention the specifications needed. Hey guys, need your help to spread the word. Thanks. Love. a, the Ghulam actor tweeted. The complete post about the requi...

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Cash-for-vote scam: TDP MLA produced in court

Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana on Tuesday produced Telugu Desam party (TDP) legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah in a city court in the cash-for-vote case and sought his judicial custody. The ACB informed the court that the TDP legislator has been included as the fifth accused in the case as there is a strong evidence of his involvement. In a...

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Kerala's stray dog menace goes to all-party meet

Thiruvananthapuram, July 7 (IANS) Kerala's stray dogs menace has assumed such proportions that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has called an all-party meeting to tackle the issue. Chandy on Tuesday informed the state ssembly that the all-party meeting will discuss the stray dog menace in the state, and a decision on the issue would be arrived at on Thursday (July 9). The chief minis...

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Why women live longer than men?

Washington, July 7 (IANS) Explaining why women live longer than men across the world, vulnerability to heart disease is the biggest culprit behind a surge in higher death rates for men during the 20th century, says a study. According to the team led by University of Southern California, as infectious disease prevention, improved diets and other positive health behaviours were adopted by ...

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Lara to stage clinic on eve of CPL final

Port of Spain (Trinidad), July 7 (IANS) West Indies batting legend Brian Lara will host a clinic here for thousands of children, ahead of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) final later this month. The former West Indies captain, a CPL Twenty20 ambassador, will stage the event on July 25 - the eve of the grand final at Queen's Park Oval, reports CMC. Passing on my skills and exper...

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Darjeeling landslides: Rescue operations nearing end

Siliguri, July 7 (IANS) Rescue operations in landslide-hit Darjeeling hills in West Bengal may be over in another two-three days, an official said here on Tuesday. We are apprehensive that more bodies can be recovered in the ongoing rescue operations and it may be over after two-three days, officer-in-charge of the district disaster management cell Anindya Sarkar said. He said a ...

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Allegri renews contract as Juventus coach until 2017

Turin, July 7 (IANS) Italian football side Juventus' coach Massimiliano Allegri has renewed his contract with the club till 2017, club president Andrea Agnelli has announced. The Italian coach started with Juventus last year, succeeding Antonio Conte who won three consecutive Serie A titles with them, the club said on Monday, reports Efe. The leadership change-up had no apparent ...

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Boxer Mayweather stripped of WBO title

Washington, July 7 (IANS) Floyd Mayweather has been stripped the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) welterweight world title after he failed to pay a required fee. Mayweather failed to meet the deadline last Friday for paying $200,000 sanctioning fee required by the WBO after he won the belt from Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas in the richest fight of all time, earning a reported $220 ...

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