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AAP MLA held for threatening woman, AAP rubbishes charge

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Police on Sunday arrested AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan on charges of threatening a woman but Delhi's ruling party rubbished the spurious charge. Additional Commissioner of Police Rajeev Ranjan told IANS that Khan was arrested after the woman alleged he was threatening her and also trying to manipulate the evidence. We will produce him in a court, Ranj...

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Bankers guarded on new scheme to fix bad loans

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Bankers are looking forward to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI's) new scheme to tackle bad loans. But they are also keeping their fingers crossed owing to its limited applicability, as also the absence of provisions to cut down lengthy legal processes. Though previous tools to arrest mounting non-performing assets (NPAs) did not provide satisfactory results, bank...

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Iron deficiency widespread in pregnant women

London, July 24 (IANS) Iron deficiency affects one in five of the world's population and is more prevalent in pregnant women, say researchers. Thyroid disorders and iron deficiency (ID) are associated with obstetrical and foetal complications in expecting mothers. The finding showed that iron deficiency increases the risk of having a thyroid disorder as well as raises complicatio...

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Drug combo may help fight antibiotic resistance

New York, July 24 (IANS) Researchers have found that combinations of three different antibiotics can help overcome bacteria's resistance to antibiotics, even when none of the three antibiotics on their own, or even two of the three together, is effective. For the study, the researchers grew E. coli bacteria in a laboratory and treated the samples with combinations of one, two and three a...

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Kim Kardashian unimpressed by selfie drama

Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian, who caused a stir by posting a naked selife on social media in March, says she didn't expect that it would cause as much drama as it did. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star sent the internet into a frenzy when she posted a raunchy photograph, with just two black bars protecting her modesty. Kim admits she w...

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India, Bangladesh border forces discuss issues in Tripura

Agartala, July 24 (IANS) A four-day long Inspector General level meeting between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) began here on Sunday to discuss and resolve border issues between the two neighbouring countries. A 21-member delegation of BGB led by its Chittagong sector Regional Director Brigadier General Mohammad Habibul Karim arrived here for the meeti...

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Rajnath Singh chairs high-level meeting in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday chaired a high-level security meeting, met delegations of political parties and is slated to visit south Kashmir's Anantnag district before returning to New Delhi. A National Conference (NC) delegation led by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met Rajnath Singh in Srinagar's Nehru Guest House. He also met a del...

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Under construction building collapses, labourers trapped

Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) A building under construction collapsed in Jubliee Hills here on Sunday, trapping eight to 10 labourers, police said. The authorities launched rescue operations and shifted three of the injured to the hospital. The incident occurred in Film Nagar. The three-storey building was being built next to the Film Nagar Cultural Centre. --IANS ms/...

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Lack of sleep ups kids' depression risk later

New York, July 24 (IANS) Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life, suggests new research. Healthy sleep is critical for children's psychological well-being, said principal investigator of the study Candice Alfano, Associate Psychology Professor at the University of Houston in the US. Continuall...

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What makes an online dater successful

New York, July 24 (IANS) Bragging is a strict no-no if you you wish to attract possible romantic partners through online dating. Rather, present yourself as humble and real, suggests new research. Braggers are often seen as as arrogant or immodest and highlighting your most favourable physical characteristics and personality traits while minimising negative information in the online prof...

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Afghan women entrepreneurs are successful but fear for security

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) For the bold, beautiful and ambitious women of Afghanistan, patriarchy in society has not deterred them from being successful entrepreneurs amid the darkness of terror in which the country lives. But they are fearful for their security. Hasina Aimaq, in her 20s, is yet to finish her graduation at Kabul University and is the owner of a handicrafts company. Hasina...

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Death made Presley, Jackson more valuable, says Big B

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Citing examples of late King of Pop Michael Jackson and late rocker Elvis Presley, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says a person becomes more valuable after his death than his earnings during his lifetime. Talking about value of one's life after death, the Piku star shared on his blog on Sunday: Would Elvis and Michael have known what worth they were leaving behind? Or ...

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Olympic-bound wrestler Narsingh fails dope test

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Wrestler Narsingh Yadav flunked a dope test for a banned steroid and his Rio Olympics accreditation has been reportedly withheld by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). The Sports Ministry confirmed that a wrestler had failed a dope test but it did not name Narsingh, who booked the Rio berth after claiming a bronze medal in the 74 kg competition of the World...

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'Madaari': A heartbreaking wake-up call

Film: Madaari; Director: Nishikant Kamat; Cast: Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishesh Bansal; Rating: **** This is not the first film that raises the burning issue of corruption by espousing vigilantism. But Madaari moves you to tears. I had to watch it twice on two successive days to absorb the immensity of Nishikant Kamat's treatise that -- and I quote from the film's stunning climax -...

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Haryana policeman in custody for molesting child in bus

Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) A junior Haryana Police official was taken into custody on Saturday night after he allegedly tried to molest a six-year-old girl on board a bus. The police official, identified as sub-inspector Ram Pal, was taken in custody in Jind after passengers on the bus caught and beat him up. The passengers forced the driver to take the bus to the police station...

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Modi government's northeast push will only see 7.5% road target achieved

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Even as poor road connectivity in India's Northeast continues to stall the government's 'Act East Policy', the state-run company mandated to improve this crucial infrastructure will barely manage 7.5 per cent of its target by 2019, official data shows. According to its updated work status, the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corp Ltd (NHIDCL), establ...

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Trump asked to stop talking about Benghazi victims

Washington, July 24 (IANS) The mother of US Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, who died during the 2012 Benghazi attacks, in a letter to the New York Times asked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop talking about her son's death. I know for certain that Chris would not have wanted his name or memory used in that connection, Mary Commanday wrote in the letter, which was pu...

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'Madaari' is a 'must watch', says Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has lauded internationally acclaimed Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan's latest film Madaari. Kejriwal watched Madaari on Friday, and has urged everyone to see the film. Irrfan Khan 'Madaari'...Amazing movie. Everyone must watch it, Kejriwal tweeted on Saturday night. Irrfan earlier had a candid chat with Kejriwal ...

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Dheepa Ramanujam to play Mahesh Babu's mother in his next

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) Actress Dheepa Ramanujam, last seen in the Tamil hit drama Pichaikkaran, has been roped in to play Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu's mother in his upcoming yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual. It will be directed by A.R. Murugadoss. Dheepa has been signed on to play Mahesh's mother in the film. Her role in 'Pichaikkaran', where she played a mother, appealed to the ma...

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'The Vampire Diaries' cancelled

Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) American supernatural drama television series The Vampire Diaries has been cancelled. Television broadcasting company The CW has announced that the show's upcoming eighth season will be its last and stars including Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley, who play vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore, have paid tribute to the show, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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