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US stocks decline on falling oil prices

New York, July 26 (IANS) US stocks ended lower after wavering in a tight range, as a decline in oil prices weighed on Wall Street ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting, a media report said. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday fell 77.79 points, or 0.42 per cent, to 18,493.06, Xinhua news agency reported. The S&P 500 lost 6.55 points, or 0.30 per cent, to 2,168...

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Bieber look-alike died of 'drug intoxication'

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Toby Sheldon, the Justin Bieber look-alike who spent a lot on surgery to look like the pop star, had reportedly died due to multiple drug intoxication. The 35-year-old, whose real name was Tobia Strebel, was found dead in a motel hotel room in the San Fernando Valley last summer. An autopsy report obtained by tmz.com from the L.A. County Coroner listed...

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Bernie Sanders' delegates boo his call to back Clinton

Philadelphia, July 26 (IANS) Former Democratic Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew loud boos from his delegates when he told the crowd of nearly 1,900 that We have got to elect Hillary Clinton, a media report said. The eruption came during a speech on Monday in which Sanders was cheered for nearly every point he made -- including his call to defeat the US Republican Presidential nom...

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Eva Longoria not changed by marriage

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria insists her recent marriage to Jose 'Pepe' Baston hasn't changed their relationship. The 41-year-old actress exchanged wedding vows with Baston in May but she doesn't think things feel any different because they were already well established as a couple, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The truth is I feel the same. We have been together...

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Donald Trump bounces into lead: Report

Washington, July 26 (IANS) The US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has come out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44 per cent to 39 per cent in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (nine per cent) and Jill Stein (three per cent) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48 per cent to 45 per cent, a media report said.

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Thousands march in Kashmir's Achabal town to protest arrest of youth

Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) Violent protests broke out in Anantnag town on Monday night with an official building set on fire by protesters, while in nearby Achabal town thousands surrounded a police station late in the night to protest the arrest and beating up of four youth, including three teens. Protesters in Anantnag set on fire a state irrigation building, along the road of the Amarna...

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Health Technology Assessment important for attaining SDGs: Kulaste

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste on Monday said that the Health Technology Assessment was very essential and needed for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set under the government's five year plans. The HTA will also help in bringing people of the country under the Universal Health Coverage (UHC). There is ...

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Congress blocking CAF bill, funds for the poor: Environment Minister

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave on Monday hit out at the Congress for not allowing the introduction of the Compensatory Afforestation Fund (CAF) bill in the Rajya Sabha, saying it was blocking funds for scheduled tribes and poor people living in the forests. In Rajya Sabha today (Monday), the House did not function due to Andhra Pradesh issue being r...

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Lok Sabha passes Bill to set up six new IITs

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which seeks to set up six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) including one at Jammu. The other new IITs are to come up in Tirupati, Palakkad, Goa, Dharwad, and Bhilai. Several members supported the bill but opposed the fee hike at the premier engineering institutes.

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After censor trouble, 'Missing on a Weekend' to finally release on August 26

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) After struggling with the censor board regarding cuts and facing losses due to the delay, the makers of the investigative thriller Missing on a Weekend said it is finally releasing on August 26. We have finalized our release date, that is August 26. We are still working on the cuts that were suggested to us, we might incorporate them in such a way that the narrativ...

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Nana Patekar, Shyam Kaushal reminisce about their brotherly bond

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Veteran actor Nana Patekar and action director Shyam Kaushal shared their brotherly experiences on the occasion of the launch of the latter's son Sunny's film. Nana was present to launch Kaushal's son Sunny, who makes his debut with the film Sunshine Music Tours and Travels. Kaushal said: Nana ji is like an elder brother to me; there are relations which are...

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US, India launch joint training programme for agriculture

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and India's Agriculture Ministry on Monday launched the second phase of the Feed the Future India Triangular Training Programme, bringing specialized agriculture training to 1,500 agricultural professionals across Africa and Asia. US Ambassador Richard R. Verma and India's Agriculture Secretary S.K. Pattanayak ...

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Samsung keen to set up Tizen Academy in Telangana

Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) Delighted over success of its first Tizen skilling pilot in India, Samsung is keen to work with Telangana to set up a Tizen Academy, a top company official said on Monday. Deepak Bharadwaj, Vice President (South West Asia) at Samsung, said they would like to continue the efforts to create a steady supply of talent from Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge(T...

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'e-Pharmacy to improve accessibility, affordability of medicines'

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) WEidespread use of the internet will improve accessibility and affordability of medicines in India, said a white paper on 'e-Pharmacy in India' by industry chamber FICCI on Monday. The paper notes that India is experiencing a rapid transition with the rising burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which currently accounts for around 60 percent of the ...

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Concor seeks land to set up logistic park in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) Container Corporation of India (Concor) has urged the Odisha government to provide 50 acres of land for developing a Multi Modal Logistic Park (MMLP) in the state's Jajpur district, officials said. In a letter to the Odisha Industry Secretary recently, Concor's Chief General Manager Sharad Verma sought availability of encumbrance free land parcel of around 50 ...

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Odisha launches free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens

Bhubaneswar, July 25 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched the free pilgrimage scheme for senior citizens in the state, an official said. The Chief Minister flagged off the first pilgrimage train to Rameswaram and Madurai, carrying more than 1000 people from 10 southern Odisha districts on a nine-day tour to the religious sites in south India from the Berhampur r...

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Soon a bill to better regulate cab aggregators: Gadkari

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that the government is working on a bill to bring cab aggregators like Ola and Uber under greater regulation. Speaking during the question hour in Rajya Sabha, Gadkari said that under the present provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, there is not much regulatory control over the taxi aggregators. <...

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Genetic studies on Andamanese reveals new ancestor of humans

Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Genomic analysis of the Jarawas and Onge tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar islands has yielded strong evidence of existence of a new ancestor of humans, according to an international team of researchers. In addition, the scientists have also shed light on the mystery of the short height of the Andamanese ethnic tribes. People have speculated that there cou...

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Dr Reddy's award post SSC scholarships to 250 students

Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) Pharma major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories on Monday presented scholarship to 250 students of government-run schools in Telangana for the academic year 2015-2016. The scholarships were awarded to those students of 22 Zilla Parishad High Schools who completed their Secondary School Examination (SSC) with remarkable grades. The company has contributed Rs 25 lakh toward...

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Search for missing AN-32 goes on, IAF chief calls loss 'unfortunate'

Chennai/New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) No traces of the Indian Air Force's missing AN-32 were found on Monday, the fourth day after it went missing, with officials saying the search has more difficult due to the fact that there was no signal from the emergency locator of the aircraft. IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha called it unfortunate adding that a detailed probe will be done in the ...

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