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Man held for killing wife, cremating her secretly

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A young man has been arrested on the charge of killing his wife and cremating her surreptitiously in west Delhi after suspecting she had an affair, police said on Sunday. Accused Navin, 24, of Sultanpuri was arrested after he kept changing his statements regarding his wife's death. Police said the death of a woman in suspicious circumstances and the sub...

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How Internet can help those who self-injure

Toronto, July 22 (IANS) Positive messaging through social media could be a powerful tool to help people overcome non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Digital Health, suggested that those who engage in NSSI, the Internet can provide a less threatening and more anonymous information and support network, especially if individuals are no...

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No flood-like situation in state: Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday said there is no flood-like situation in any part of the state despite incessant rain. The water level of the major rivers is receding. There is no threat of flood-like situation in any district, said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi, adding District Collectors have been instructed to keep a close watch on the ...

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Himachal aims to tap rainwater to optimize agriculture

Shimla, July 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is aiming to tap rainwater and use it optimally in agriculture and its allied activities. For this a water conservation project with an estimated cost of Rs 4,751.24 crore has been prepared, a Minister said on Sunday. The project will be initially implemented in selected water stressed areas of Dharampur, Ladbhadol and Thunag areas of Mandi distric...

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Heavy rainfall warning in five Bengal districts in 48 hours

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The Met officials on Sunday warned of spells of thundershowers accompanied by strong winds in five West Bengal districts even as moderate rain lashed parts of Kolkata and adjoining suburbs since morning. According to the regional Meteorological Department, depression over the Bay of Bengal near the state's coastline will maintain its intensity for the next 12 hour...

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Tokyo 2020 committee officially unveils Olympic mascots

Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee officially presented its Olympic mascots Miraitowa and Someity at a massive event here on Sunday. The ceremony, which was attended by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and organising committee president Yoshiro Mori, was held at a popular mall where hundreds of children and spectators had gathered, reports Efe. The name of the b...

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Modi's visit to reach out to Africa

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five-day, three-nation tour of Africa starting on Monday will see India reaching out first bilaterally and then multilaterally under the BRICS umbrella to the continent. The visit to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa will further strengthen our relations with the African continent, the External Affairs Ministry said. Over the...

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Fawaz's claims 'distressing' for George Michael's family

London, July 22 (IANS) George Michael's family have hit back at his former lover Fadi Fawaz's distressing claim that the singer killed himself after five attempts. Fawaz claimed Michael died on Christmas eve in 2016, his late mother's birthday, and not Christmas Day as was thought. A coroner ruled the 2016 death was due to natural causes and that there was no need for an inquest ...

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With FIFA World Cup, football viewership gets a boost in India

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Cricket remains the major contributor to sports viewership on Indian television, but football got a boost with the just-concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where India was not even participating. Sports viewership year-on-year has gone up. While it contributed 2.8 per cent to total TV viewership in 2016, it grew to 3.2 per cent in 2017 and 3.48 per cent in 2...

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Antibiotics most frequently prescribed medicine worldwide: Study

Sydney, July 22 (IANS) The increased over-the-counter supply of antibiotics in many countries including India, is worsening antibiotic resistance globally, finds a study highlighting an urgent need for better enforcement of laws. The study found that between 2000 and 2010, the consumption of antibiotics increased globally from 50 billion to 70 billion standard units. A majority ...

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Rainy Sunday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) It was a rainy Sunday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, said the Met office. The sky will remain mostly cloudy with light to moderate rain throughout the day in the National Capital Region (NCR), an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. Delhi has...

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Josh Brolin can't control urine

Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Getting older isnt making life any easier for actor Josh Brolin, who at 50, shared an Instagram selfie with his pants soaked in urine. In the photo, Brolin stood shirtless wearing dark-colored cargo pants while pointing at his leg which had dark splash marks on it, reports people.com. Stoked about pissing all over myself again, Brolin wrote in the capt...

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Sprinter Anas sets new national record

Prague, July 21 (IANS) India's star sprinter Muhammed Anas reset the national record on his way to the gold medal in the men's 400 metre category at the Cena Noveho Mesta nad Metuji meet here on Saturday. Anas clocked a time of 45.24 seconds to break his own record of 45.31, set at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia earlier this year where he finished fourth. The Ath...

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Odisha reduces tax on personal vehicles

Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Saturday decided to amend the Odisha Motor Vehicle Taxation Act to reduce tax on personal vehicles, proposing to reduce the tax slabs to three - 6 per cent, 8 per cent and 10 per cent, an official said. As per the decision of the Cabinet, car owners will have to pay 6 per cent one-time tax on vehicles costing up to Rs 5 lakh. Similarly, o...

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Rahul showed his incapability to hold any public office: BJP

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the no-confidence motion in Parliament, saying that he has once again showed his incapability to hold any public office. Even a beginner in politics, but Rahul Gandhi being what he is... I think he has demonstrated is ineligibility and incapability to real...

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Soumitra Chatterjee speaks up for Kolkata medical students on hunger strike

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Students of the 183-year-old Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata - on hunger strike since July 10 seeking accommodation in a new hostel - on Saturday found support from thespian Soumitra Chatterjee, who condemned the authorities for turning a deaf ear to their demands. The students are on hunger strike demanding hostel accommodation and nobody is paying any heed...

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Mechanic commits suicide due to 'bad marriage'

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A 24-year-old mechanic committed suicide here due to his bad marriage, police said on Saturday. A police official said that Dharam Singh committed suicide by hanging himself at his house on the second floor of a building in J.J. Colony, Dwarka, with a 'dupatta' on Friday around 4.45 p.m. A suicide note, declaring he was upset in his married life and use...

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2 arrested for killing e-rickshaw driver

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Two men, accused of killing a 35-year-old e-rickshaw driver afer a scuffle, have been arrested, police said on Saturday. At about 2 a.m. on July 20, Jagdish was found lying dead near Jalebi Chowk, Madanpur Khadar (in south Delhi). He was immediately rushed to Apollo Hospital by a police team, where he was declared dead, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Southeast, ...

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39 teams to compete in RFC from Sunday

Dona Paula (Goa), July 21 (IANS) A total of 39 teams, each consisting of a driver and a co-driver, will compete at the fifth edition of the Isuzu Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India off-road motorsport event, starting from Sunday. Out of the 39 contenders, 10 of them are from Kerala, while Chandigarh and Delhi are sending three teams each. Four teams hail from Goa, while Hyderabad has seven...

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Sandeep, Arjun score fluent wins in racing nationals

Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Tamil Nadu racers Sandeep Kumar (MRF F1600) and Arjun Narendran (Indian Touring Cars) chalked up impressive victories to grab the spotlight in the third round of the national championship at the Madras Motor Racing Track here on Saturday. Starting from pole position, local boy Sandeep won virtually untroubled though he trailed Nirmal Umashankar briefly before movi...

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