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Iran urges practical steps by EU to save n-deal

Tehran, July 23 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday called for practical measures by the European parties toward the 2015 nuclear deal to save the accord, the media reported. Zarif pointed to recent talks between Iran and the European parties to the deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and said that alongside the statements and pl...

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Sri Lanka batsman Gunathilaka suspended from all forms of cricket

Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was on Sunday banned from all forms of international cricket by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching the 'Player Code of Conduct', pending inquiry. Gunathilaka's match fee for the ongoing Test against South Africa will also be withheld by the board, espncricinfo reported. The suspension will come into effect immediat...

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Hard luck for Iniesta, Torres in debut Japanese league matches

Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Veteran Spaniards Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres had unfortunate debuts on Sunday in the Japanese football league, with their respective teams suffering home defeats. Former Barcelona midfielder Iniesta, who arrived on Wednesday in Japan to join Vissel Kobe, made his debut during his side's 0-3 defeat against Shonan Bellmare in the J1 League, reports Efe.

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Chhetri named 2017 AIFF Player of the Year

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year here on Sunday. Kamala Devi was adjudged the 2017 AIFF woman Player of the Year. Besides recently becoming the second Indian to play 100 international games after former star striker Baichung Bhutia, Chhetri is also the skipper of former I-L...

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Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Yatra' celebrated across Bengal

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The 'Bahuda Yatra' or the return journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra was on Sunday celebrated at Mayapur, the global headquarters of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Nadia district here along with other parts of West Bengal. Following their stay in Gundicha temple at Prabhupad Ghat in Mayapur for nine days, the t...

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India have form problems going into first Test

Indian cricketers have been in England for over a month, the senior team playing in the shorter formats and Rahul Dravid's 'A' squad helping out some seniors in getting a knock before the Test series. Yet there is no clarity on the ideal eleven for the first Test. The problems for the Indian team management stem as much from uncertain form as the injuries to key bowlers. The form issues ...

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Iran's President warns US against conflict with Tehran

Tehran, July 22 (IANS) The President of Iran on Sunday warned the US against pursuing conflict with his country. Hassan Rouhani asserted that his country was not seeking to start hostilities with the US, but said it would not shy away from a fight, reports Efe news. (Iran's) enemies must understand well that war with Iran is the mother of all wars, and peace with Iran is the moth...

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Dravid backs Pant to succeed in Test cricket

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Fast-rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has the required temperament and skills to transfer his shorter format success to the red ball cricket, India Under-19 and 'A' squads head coach Rahul Dravid said on Sunday. Earlier this week, the Delhi player was picked as the second choice wicket-keeper in the 18-member squad for the first three Tests of the five-m...

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Cornet wins Swiss Open title at Minella's expense

Gstaad (Switzerland), July 22 (IANS) Top-seeded Alize Cornet of France on Sunday defeated Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 6-4, 7-6 (8-6) in the Swiss Open final, earning her sixth career title. Cornet, world No. 48, needed two hours to prevail over Minella and celebrate her first title since 2016, when she clinched the Hobart International crown, reports Efe. Both players traded serv...

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Himachal to conserve biodiversity with Japan funds

Shimla, July 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh will manage and improve its forest ecosystems under a Rs 800-crore project funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), official sources said on Sunday. JICA-India official Katsuo Matsumoto will visit the state capital on Monday for the launch workshop of the project, where Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will also be present. ...

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US aviation regulator finds DGCA audit 'very satisfactory'

New Delhi,, July 22 (IANS) Indian civil aviation regulator, the DGCA said on Sunday that the US' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has conducted its audit in the areas covering aircraft operations, airworthiness and personnel licensing and termed it very satisfactory'. A Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) statement here said that the FAA had carried out its audit between Ju...

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Bayern reap 3-1 comeback win over PSG

Klagenfurt (Austria), July 22 (IANS) Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the International Champions Cup. Both sides on Saturday started highly motivated into the pre-season fixture and staged a lively opening period, reports Xinhua news agency. PSG opened the scoring with 31 minutes played when Timothy Weah danced through Bayern's defense to slot ho...

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We don't look after art in our society: Shabana Azmi

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi who is socially aware about many things and admirer of art has said that we don't look after art in our society. Shabana Azmi was interacting with media at the event of Odisha Triennial of International Art (OTIA) on Saturday in Mumbai. Talking about how art holds important position to nurture a human beings, Azmi said: I think ...

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Key leader of Nawaz Sharif's party gets life term

Islamabad, July 22 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court in Pakistan has awarded life imprisonment to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi in an eight-year-old ephedrine case. According to the judgment, issued late on Saturday night, Hanif Abbasi, the PML-N candidate against Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rashid, failed to defend himself, and the charges levelled against h...

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Russia, US diplomats discuss bilateral ties, international issues

Moscow, July 22 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have discussed prospects of Russia-US relations and possible cooperation on Syria and the Korean Peninsula, Russia's Foreign Ministry said. During a telephonic conversation on Saturday, Lavrov and Pompeo exchanged views on the prospects for further normalizing relations between the two cou...

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Putin, Macron discuss joint humanitarian aid to Syria

Moscow, July 22 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have discussed the implementation of a joint initiative on delivering relief to Syria, the Kremlin said. Special attention was devoted to humanitarian aspects of the Syrian settlement process, including the implementation of a joint Russian-French initiative on rendering assistance to the p...

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Goa taxi union warn of stir over parking fine at airport

Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Tourists landing at the Dabolim International Airport may have to face hardship in the coming days, as Goa's taxi drivers on Saturday, warned that they would not drive up to the airport's departure and arrival gates to pick up and drop passengers, accusing a parking contractor of imposing unnecessary fines on them. Speaking to reporters at the Dabolim International...

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Cell towers, mobiles unlikely to harm humans: Official

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Current scientific evidence do not support any harmful effect on the human body by electromagnetic field radiation of cell phone or its towers, said a Department of Telecommunications (DoT) official on Saturday. The radiation norms in India are below the safe limits prescribed by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and Word Health O...

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UAE and China agree to establish strategic partnership

Abu Dhabi, July 21 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and China have agreed to enhance cooperation in all fields to higher levels and forge overall strategic partnership that would contribute to cementing and intensifying cooperation and boost development and prosperity. The two countries in a joint statement on Saturday on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the United Arab Emirates stressed their ...

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Bairstow urges England to carry forward momentum into Tests

London, July 21 (IANS) England's wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has urged his side to carry forward the momentum of their come-from-behind 2-1 ODI series win against India into the five Tests starting next month. There's an overlap of players between the Tests and the one-dayers, so coming off the back of a series win is going to naturally boost your confidence, Bairstow told Sky Sp...

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