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Goa BJP chief wins state RS polls

Panaji, July 21 (IANS) BJP's Goa state President Vinay Tendulkar on Friday won the election for the state's lone Rajya Sabha seat, defeating his Congress rival and counterpart Shantaram Naik by a margin of six votes. The polling was held at the state assembly earlier on Friday. With Tendulkar's victory, this is the first time that all the three parliamentary seats in the state ar...

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Haryana to bring 'fixed service' for medical students

Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Students passing out of government medical colleges in Haryana will now be required to do a fixed period of service in government hospitals of the state, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Friday. Vij has directed officers to formulate a policy to ensure that medical students doing MBBS or MD degrees from the state government's medical colleges would have ...

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EC demand for contempt powers rejected: Government

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The government has rejected the Election Commission's demand to confer on it powers to initiate contempt proceedings against those maligning its image as inconsistent with law, parliament was told on Friday. Minister of State for Law and Justice P.P. Chaudhary informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday in a written reply that the government examined the various aspects...

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Police do not evoke fear today: Parrikar

Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Police evoke no fear today, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday, claiming that when he was young he would even avoid walking on the same footpath which passed by a police station. Today there is no fear of police. I used to be scared of police and walk on the other side of the road to avoid the police station, Parrikar told the Goa legislative assemb...

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Cow antibodies bring hope for effective AIDS vaccine soon

Washington, July 21 (IANS) In a significant find, a team of researchers has reported for the first time elicitation of powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies in cows in a matter of weeks -- a process that usually takes years in humans -- paving the way for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccine in the near future. According to the study, published in the prestigious journal Nature, the u...

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10 Indian start-ups graduate from 'Nexus Incubator'

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The first batch of 10 Indian start-ups was on Friday graduated from the Nexus Incubator, a collaboration between the University of Texas and the US State Department, during at event here. The startups were chosen from over 113 applications from across the country and underwent an intense 10-week training programme that featured workshops led by expert speakers a...

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I don't like the word diet: Yasmin Karachiwala

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala, who has trained the likes of Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif, says she doesn't like the word diet. I don't like the word diet. I think we all are smart and making smart food choices is a lifestyle change. I only educate my clients on which food is good and we all know that fried, sweet and alcohol is ba...

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Avoiding smoking, obesity, alcohol may up life expectancy

London, July 21 (IANS) Want to add years to your life? People who quit smoking, reduce weight and refrain from heavy alcohol intake are likely to live seven years longer in good health than the general population, a study has showed. The findings showed that people who never smoked and were not obese lived four-five years longer than the general population, and these extra years were fre...

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Roma confirm signing of striker Defrel from Sassuolo

Rome, July 21 (IANS) AS Roma reinforced their squad with the signing of French striker Gregoire Defrel on an initial loan from their fellow Italian football club Sassuolo. Roma on Thursday said Defrel, who scored 11 goals in his last campaign with his former club, penned a five-year contract, reports Efe. The French forward, 26, joins on an initial loan deal for a fee of five mi...

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West Ham to sign Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez

London, July 21 (IANS) English football club West Ham United has reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Mexican striker Javier Hernandez. The 96-time-capped striker for Mexico, known as Chicharito, is now set to travel to London in a few days to negotiate his personal terms and undergo medical examinations after West Ham's announcement on Thursday, reports Efe. The 29...

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Andre brace lifts Sport to 5th in Brazil Serie A

Rio de Janeiro, July 21 (IANS) Former Sporting Lisbon striker Andre scored his eighth goal in 14 league matches as Sport Recife routed Atletico Goianiense 4-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship. The 26-year-old on Thursday struck either side of half-time after Patrick Bezerra and Diego Souza gave the hosts a 2-0 lead inside the first 20 minutes. The result at the Ilha do Retiro s...

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Goa proved lucky for Kovind: Parrikar

Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The Goa Assembly on Friday passed a motion congratulating Ram Nath Kovind on his election as the next President of India, with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar claiming that Goa is lucky for everyone. Parrikar said that when Kovind, a native of Uttar Pradesh, came to Goa to campaign for the election he informed National Democratic Alliance legislators that not only ...

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IIT-ians corner maximum Qualcomm Innovation fellowships

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Seven scholars from IIT-Bombay and IIT-Kharagpur are among 10 selected for six Qualcomm Innovation Fellow (QInF) programmes in India for the academic year 2017-18, an official said. They will conduct research on five broad topics like Advances in Communication Techniques; Robotics and Drones; Computer Vision and Virtual Reality; Imaging; and Machine Learning.

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Sao Paulo secure former Brazil U-20 star Guilherme

Sao Paulo, July 21 (IANS) Six-time Brazilian football champions Sao Paulo have secured former Brazil under-21 midfielder Marcos Guilherme on loan from Atletico Paranaense. The 21-year-old will be tied to the club until December 2018 after ending a six-month loan spell with Dynamo Zagreb in Croatia, Sao Paulo said in a statement. The announcement came a day after Sao Paulo signed ...

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Voting concludes in Goa RS election

Panaji, July 21 (IANS) All 38 MLAs in the Goa assembly on Friday voted for the lone Rajya Sabha seat which falls vacant on July 28. Bharatiya Janata Party state President Vinay Tendulkar and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik are the only two contestants. Goa has a 40-member assembly and it has 38 members, with two by-polls due in August. BJP legislator Francis D'Souz...

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Business is to increase not only wealth but also 'dharma'

Title: The Dharma of Business -- Commercial Law in Medieval India; Author: Donald R. Davis, Jr; Publisher: Portfolio by Penguin Random House India; Pages: 155; Price: Rs 299 The first thing that comes to minds when we hear the word dharma is religion. But how is dharma related to business? It is interpreted as duty -- the duty of traders towards their businesses as well as themselves. As...

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Cross-voting mostly favours Kovind, Meira Kumar gains in Rajasthan

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Most of the cross-voting in presidential election favoured NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind, but significantly in Rajasthan, where the BJP is in power, opposition-backed Congress nominee Meira Kumar was the beneficiary of cross-voting. In Rajasthan, where the Congress won 24 seats in the last assembly polls, Meira Kumar got 34 votes, which are believed to have come...

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Kovind led in 21 states, benefited from cross-voting too

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind led in 21 states as also in both houses of Parliament over his rival Meira Kumar to register a thumping victory in the Presidential election, apart from cross-voting by those from the SP, Trinamool Congress and AAP. Meira Kumar, fielded by 18 opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, led only in eight states and two ...

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Congress leader asks Goa BJP MLAs to adopt 15 cows each

Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Congress leader Pratapsingh Rane on Thursday asked all BJP MLAs to adopt 15 cows so that they understand the woes of a cattle farmer while also coming to the rescue of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar over his remarks on beef. While speaking during a budget-related discussion in the ongoing monsoon session of the Goa Legislative Assembly, Rane said it was becoming d...

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Japan beat India at women's HWL

Johannesburg, July 20 (IANS) Japan beat India 2-0 in a Women's Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final match here on Thursday to secure a chance to qualify for next year's Women's World Cup. India made a zestful start to their campaign against Japan with Monika getting an early shot on goal in the opening minute of the game. But Japan's goalkeeper Megumi Kageyama made a good save t...

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