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Shubhankar through; Lahiri to miss weekend action at British Open

Carnoustie (Scotland), July 21 (IANS) Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma improved his performance with an even-par 71 in the second round to make the halfway cut, while Anirban Lahiri failed to make it to the final two rounds at the 147th British Open here on Friday. The 22-year-old Shubhankar, who carded a two-over 73 in the opening round, took his two-day total to two-over par 144 as he m...

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Dollar declines amid Trump comments

New York, July 21 (IANS) The US dollar went down on Friday amid President Donald Trump's criticism about the Federal Reserve's current monetary tightening. Trump told CNBC on Thursday that he was not thrilled that the US central bank is raising interest rates as the economy improves, Xinhua reported. He repeated his viewpoints on Friday in his tweet that the Fed is undoing the e...

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Fakhar's unbeaten double ton helps Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe

Bulawayo, July 20 (IANS) Opener Fakhar Zaman hit Pakistan's highest ever individual ODI score and also eclipsed the country's previous record for opening stands to overpower Zimbabwe by 244 runs at Queens Sports Club here on Friday. Fakhar remained unbeaten on 210 off 156 deliveries which included 28 fours and five sixes. The innings also propelled Pakistan to their highest ever ODI tot...

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Regulate cryptocurrency to curb illegal transaction: RBI to SC

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is necessary to regulate the Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to check illegal transactions which will impact the international flow of funds. The RBI told the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud that its stand is of extreme caution as...

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Fiorentina sign Roma's Gerson on loan for 1 season

Rome, July 20 (IANS) ACF Fiorentina on Friday announced it had signed young Brazilian midfielder Gerson Da Silva on loan for one football season from AS Roma. The 21-year-old Gerson started his professional career at Fluminense in 2014 and joined Roma for 16 million euro ($18.74 million) two years later, reports Efe. His first season at Roma was complicated, as he fell out of fav...

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Modi government adopting divide and rule policy: Kharge

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday accused the Modi government of adopting divide and rule policy by breaking society, crushing freedoom of speech and pushing people into inequality. Participating during the discussion on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha, Kharge said: I was wondering what Modi government did in the past 4 years three...

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Taxmen threaten not to participate in search operations from August 1

Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) Taxmen have threatened not to participate in search, seizure and survey operations from August 1 in protest against the apathetic attitude of the Central Board Direct Taxes (CBDT) towards their demands including the filling of vacant posts, promotion of employees and others. The employees and officers of the Income Tax Department under the banner of Joint Council ...

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Kovind concerned over skewed gender ratio in IITs

Kharagpur (West Bengal), July 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday expressed concern over the skewed gender ratio in technical institutes of the country, particularly at the IITs, and stressed the need for more participation of girl students in higher education. particularly in science and technology. Addressing the 64th Convocation of IIT-Kharagpur, he said it should be a natio...

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Wipro net flat yearly, 16% up quarterly in Q1

Bengaluru, July 20 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Friday reported Rs 2,094 crore consolidated net profit for the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal 2017-18, posting flat (0.5 per cent) growth annually from Rs 2,083 crore in the same period year ago. Sequentially, however, net profit grew 16 per cent from Rs 1,801 crore quarter ago. Consolidated revenue for the quarter (Q1) under...

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Ronaldo re-ignites football frenzy in China after World Cup

Beijing, July 20 (IANS) The arrival of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo here on Friday added more heat to a steamy Beijing summer after the 2018 Russia World Cup sparked football mania across the country. From the airport to Nike stores, from the hotel to the Palace Museum, wherever Ronaldo went, he was cheered by fans coming from all around the country just to take a look at their...

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Malaysia to publish final report on missing MH370 flight on July 30

Kuala Lumpur, July 20 (IANS) Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke announced on Friday that the final report on the investigation into Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing in March 2014 with 239 people on board, will be made public on July 30. Every word recorded by the investigation team will be tabled in this report, Loke said, according to state-owned Bernama news a...

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SC judges inspects court premises

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Four Supreme Court judges - Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur, R. Banumathi and Deepak Gupta - carried out inspection of apex court premises on Friday. The four judges took break from their court sessions for 15 minutes at 11 a.m. to inspect the crowded court premises, especially area around courtroom number 6,7,8 and 9. Later in the day, Chief Justi...

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45 per cent drop in stubble burning in Punjab

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Punjab government claimed on Friday that there has been a 45 per cent drop in stubble burning cases in the state during the 2017 paddy harvesting season as compared to 2016. This fact came to light at a high-level meeting under the chairmanship of the Union Environment Secretary C.K. Mishra. Senior officers of the state Agriculture and Environment Departmen...

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HC quashes JNU fine order against Kanhaiya

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside the Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) July 4 order slapping a fine of Rs 10,000 on former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, holding that the penal action suffered from procedural impropriety, illegality and irrationality. The former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union leader was held guilty of violating the discipl...

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Man stabbed to death in Delhi brawl

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death by two unidentified miscreants during an argument in south Delhi, police said on Friday. Police said Jagdish, a resident of Jalebi Chowk in Jaitpur area, was returning home after dropping his cousin around 11.30 p.m. on Thursday when he had an argument with the two men who were apparently under the influence of alcohol. ...

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Equity market gains with Nifty closing over 11,000; rupee recovers from record low

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Hopes of political stability as the current government seemed confident of winning the trust vote in parliament lifted investor sentiments in the Indian equity market. The Nifty 50 on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) reclaimed the psychological level of 11,000 points. According to market observers, recovery in the Indian rupee after it touched a fresh all-...

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Doctors give just 11 seconds before interrupting patients

New York, July 20 (IANS) Ever witnessed your doctor rushing and hardly listening to your condition? It could be true, say researchers. Patients, on an average get just about 11 seconds to explain the reason for their visit before they are interrupted by their doctors, finds an analysis of clinical encounters. The findings showed that doctors spend little time first listening to their pat...

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Eat more veggies, fruits to reduce breast cancer risk

New York, July 20 (IANS) Consuming high amount of fruits and vegetables may put women at a lower risk of breast cancer, especially of aggressive tumours, a new study suggests. The findings suggested that women, among the study participants, who ate more than 5.5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day had an 11 per cent lower risk of breast cancer than those who ate only 2.5 or fewer ...

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Despite heavy rain, MP reservoirs deficient

Bhopal, July 20 (IANS) The water level in most of the 17 major reservoirs in Madhya Pradesh continues to remain below the highest level despite copious rain in most parts of the state. Officials said, 20 districts have registered 20 per cent more rainfall in the monsoon season from June 1 to July 19. While 25 districts registered average rainfall, seven districts showed deficient...

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SC collegium reiterates recommendation on Justice Joseph's elevation

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium has reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justice K.M. Joseph, the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court, to the Supreme Court. The top court collegium reiterated its January 10 recommendation at its meeting on July 16, according to the decision that was uploaded on the top court's website on Friday. Reiterating its recom...

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