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Keralites, urban Indian males more at cardiovascular disease risk: Study

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) People living in Kerala and males living in urban areas in India are more at the risk of cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk than those in the rural areas, finds a study of nearly 800,000 people. The nationwide risk study, conducted by researchers from the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Harvard University, showed that the average 10-year risk of a fa...

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Hales, Bairstow tons take England to world record ODI total of 481/6

Nottingham, June 19 (IANS) England registered a world record total of 481 for 6 against Australia in their third One-Day International (ODI) cricket match here on Tuesday. Alex Hales (147 off 92) and opener Jonny Bairstow (139 off 92) plundered Australian bowlers all around the park as England bettered their previous world's highest total of 444/3 set in 2016 against Pakistan. Ja...

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NGO calls on RS to approve Motor Vehicle Act amendment

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to reduce road accident deaths in India, Consumer Voice, which works for citizens road safety, on Tuesday asked the Rajya Sabha to pass the bill amending the three-decade-old Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The amendment bill, passed by the Lok Sabha on April 11 this year, is currently pending in the upper house. Speaking at a national workshop on t...

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Raonic beats Yuki Bhambri, advances to Queen's Club 2nd round

London, June 19 (IANS) World No 31 Milos Raonic of Canada entered the second round of the Queen's Club tennis tournament after defeating world No 84 Yuki Bhambri of India 6-1, 3-1 on Tuesday. Bhambri was forced to retire early due to injury, just 45 minutes into the popular men's tune-up event for Wimbledon, which starts July 2, reported Efe. Before Bhambri's withdrawal, Raonic w...

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UP to set up special development council for Kashi Vishwanath temple

Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost religious tourism in the state, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal of setting up a Special Council for beautification and expansion of the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, officials said. The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave its nod to the necessary ordinance, said state Health Minister and ...

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Holiday season, sales push India's May air passenger traffic higher

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Despite a hike in air fares, India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 16.53 per cent in May on the back of the holiday season and sale offers. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), 1.18 crore (118.56 lakh) passengers were ferried by domestic airlines during the month under review from 1.01 crore (101.74 lakh) reported during the co...

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Delhi begins to sizzle, warm week ahead

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) While air quality saw further improvement in entire National Capital Region, mercury soared by at least three degrees in the national capital in past 24 hours with Tuesday recording 39.8 degree Celsius, a notch above the season's average, and is likely to rise further. The heat is set to rise in Delhi, with Met predicting maximum temperature likely to hover arou...

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Public money 100% safe in state-run banks: Goyal

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Public money is hundred per cent safe in state-run banks,Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday, allaying apprehensions in the wake of recent major scams unearthed in public sector banks (PSBs). Briefing reporters here following a meeting with PSB heads, Goyal, who holds temporary charge of the Finance Ministry, said that the government could cons...

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Plea in SC for power to President, Governors to disqualify Parliament members

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to vest in the President and Governors powers to disqualify a sitting member of Parliament or state Assembly under anti-defection law after consulting the Election Commission (EC). Seeking to strip the Speaker and the Chairperson of their power to disqualify a sitting member under the tenth schedule of...

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Internet now has 333.8 mn domain names

Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS) Global leader in domain names and Internet security VeriSign on Tuesday announced that the first quarter of 2018 saw approximately 1.4 million domain name registrations, taking their total number to approximately 333.8 million across all top-level domains (TLDs). The .com and .net TLDs had a combined total of approximately 148.3 million domain name registrations...

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Dashrath Patel's works to be exhibited

Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A solo exhibition of works of celebrated Indian artist Dashrath Patel, tracing his artistic journey across mediums and types over his long lifetime, will open here on September 13, a statement said. Never restricting himself to a particular style, Patel (1927-2010) is considered a visionary in the field of design, and is often referred to as 'India's Renaissance ...

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Railways to become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030: Goyal

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will become a zero carbon emitter by 2030 through 100 per cent electrification of its network. With the current action plans on anvil for 100 per cent electrification coupled with renewable strategies, Indian Railways will become a net zero carbon emitter by 2030, Goyal said while addressing the ...

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India's YoY domestic air passenger traffic up 16% in May

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 16.53 per cent in May, official data showed on Tuesday. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), 1.18 crore (118.56 lakh) passengers were ferried by the domestic airlines during the month under review from 1.01 crore (101.74 lakh) reported during the corresponding month of 2017. On a se...

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Manika thrilled to return home as UTT's Delhi leg opens Wednesday

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) moves to Delhi for the second leg, 2018 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Manika Batra on Tuesday expressed her excitement at the prospect of playing in front of her home crowd for the first time after her Gold Coast feats. Manika is already on a high with superb performances for Dabang Smashers, who have rocketed t...

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India's YoY domestic air passenger traffic up 16% in May

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India's domestic air passenger traffic rose by 16.53 per cent in May, official data showed on Tuesday. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), 1.18 crore (118.56 lakh) passengers were ferried by the domestic airlines during the month under review from 1.01 crore (101.74 lakh) reported during the corresponding month of 2017. On a s...

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Dhawan, Vijay move up in ICC Test rankings

Dubai, June 19 (IANS) India openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay moved up the ladder in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen after their twin tons in the first innings of India's one-off five-day game against Afghanistan in Bengaluru last week. Dhawan's knock of 107, during which he became the first player from India to complete a century before lunch on the opening day of a Test match, ...

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Government banks continue to fund coal projects in India: Report

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A majority of government-owned banks and financial institutions continued to fund coal projects in India in 2017, an analysis of energy project lending said on Tuesday. It also reveals that comparatively, private financial companies are investing more in renewable energy projects compared to coal. The report 'Coal vs Renewables Finance Analysis' by the D...

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I've always been non-conforming: Poonam Dhillon

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Playing by the rules of the game has not been something Poonam Dhillon has done -- not when she was at the peak of her career, and not even now. The veteran actress says she likes to work at her own will, as per her own taste and pace. Poonam, 56, is currently seen in Dil Hi Toh Hai. She is also doing a film with Luv Ranjan. While she has been away from ...

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Ancient city found in China

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered a city dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1384-1644) in China's Jiangxi province. Covering an area of around 550,000 square metres, the city site in Tianbao village is shaped like a gourd, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday. A 3,000 metre-long city wall was also discovered at the site. Inscriptions on several brick...

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Ex-CIA employee charged in leak of hacking tools

Washington, June 19 (IANS) Federal prosecutors have charged a former CIA employee with leaking information about the agency's cyber-tools that it used to conduct spying operations overseas. Joshua Adam Schulte, who worked for a Central Intelligence Agency's group designing computer code to spy on foreign adversaries, was charged on Monday in a 13-count superseding indictment with illegal...

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