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Jet to expand codesharing with three international airlines

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Jet Airways on Thursday said that it will expand its codeshare agreements with Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Under the expanded scope, the carriers will expand choice and connectivity options for guests flying between India and Europe. In the first instance, Air France and Delta are codesharing on Jet Airways' current service between ...

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Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained: Kohli

Port of Spain, June 22 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday took a dig at former national team coach Anil Kumble's comments in his resignation letter, asserting that sanctity of the dressing room has to be maintained. Kumble, who put in his resignation on June 20, had offered a glimpse of his relationship with Kohli in his letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI...

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Malaysia knock India out of HWL Semi-Finals

London, June 22 (IANS) Rahim Razie struck a brace as Malaysia defeated India 3-2 in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Finals here on Thursday. Rahim (19th, 48th minutes) scored off penalty corners as the Malaysians knocked the Indians out of the tournament. Tajuddin Tengku completed the tally for Malaysia when he converted a penalty corner in the 20th minut...

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Newcastle goalkeeper Sels joins Anderlecht on season-long loan

London, June 22 (IANS) Goalkeeper Matz Sels has joined Anderlecht on a season-long loan, Newcastle United football club announced on Thursday. The club confirmed through a statement on its website. Sels started as Rafa Benitez's first-choice keeper but was replaced by Karl Darlow in September, reports Efe. The 25-year-old joined the Magpies from Gent and only played nine times in...

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Afghanistan, Ireland latest additions to ICC's Test-playing nations

London, June 22 (IANS) The number of Test-playing nations rose to a round dozen after the International Cricket Council (ICC) here on Thursday inducted Afghanistan and Ireland as Full Members following a unanimous vote. The development comes 17 years after Bangladesh were accorded Test status, and following both the Afghanistan and Ireland boards applying to the ICC to have their status ...

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Ireland, Afghanistan become Test-playing nations

London, June 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday inducted Afghanistan and Ireland as full members after a unanimous vote at the ICC Full Council meeting at The Oval here. Both nations will now be eligible to play Test cricket, thereby increasing the number of Test-playing countries to 12. Afghanistan and Ireland were today confirmed as Full Members of th...

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Kumble's decision to resign at last moment a personal choice: Ganguly

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is part of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) responsible for selecting the India cricket team coach, on Thursday said Anil Kumble's decision to resign from his position as the head coach at the last moment before the West Indies tour was a personal choice. He has resigned at the last minute. It is not possib...

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Croatia's Cilic in Queen's club tennis quarters

London, June 22 (IANS) Croatian Marin Cilic on Thursday defeated American Stefan Kozlov to advance to the quarter-finals of the Queen's club tennis tournament. Fourth seeded Cilic beat Kozlov 6-0, 6-4 in an hour and five minutes on the fourth day of the meet, reports Efe. Cilic, who defeated John Isner in the first round, is set to play against his third American opponent in a ro...

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600 UK high rises may have Grenfell-type cladding

London, June 22 (IANS) Six hundred tower blocks in Britain could be covered in similar combustible cladding which was blamed for aiding the rapid spread of the Grenfell Tower blaze, Downing Street said. Urgent tests in the wake of the disaster that killed at least 79 people have so far revealed that the flammable material has been found on at least three tower blocks across the UK, Prime...

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I am very choosy: Upen Patel

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Actor Upen Patel doesn't agree with the bazaar buzz that Suneel Darshan's romantic musical mystery Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha is his come-back film to Bollywood. Maintaining that he has always been part of the Hindi celluloid world, he says that he is choosy in picking his projects because he feels a responsibility towards his audience. Upen pointed out that ...

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No immigration checks on London blaze survivors: May

London, June 22 (IANS) British authorities will not conduct immigration status checks on those affected by a blaze that engulfed a tower block in west London, leaving at least 79 people dead, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. On June 14, Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey social housing apartment block, home to many lower-income and ethnic minority families, went up in a huge blaze t...

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Harry Styles's stepfather dead

London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles lost his stepfather Robin Twist to cancer earlier this week. He was 57. Harry's stepfather, Robin Twist, sadly passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. The family asks for privacy at this time, a spokesperson to Styles told femalefirst.co.uk. Twist married Style's mother Anne Cox in 2013. The 23-year-old singer was ...

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Playing in Glastonbury festival is daunting: Ed Sheeran

London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran, who is one of the headliners at Britain's Glastonbury festival this weekend, feels he will be the odd one out when he takes to the stage. I'm definitely the one that's out of place on that list. Doing this festival for the first time like not even as a main headline is daunting, Sheeran told a radio channel. Even though Foo Fighters have ...

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Sex can boost brain power in older adults

London, June 22 (IANS) Staying busy in your bedroom even after age 50 could be good for your brain as researchers have found that older adults who have sex more frequently do better in brain function tests. The researchers found that those who engaged in more regular sexual activity scored higher on tests that measured their verbal fluency and their ability to visually perceive objects.<...

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Bolt to run 100m in Monaco for worlds preparation

Paris, June 22 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will feature in the 100 metre event at the IAAF Diamond League Monaco meeting, the organisers have confirmed. The meeting in the Municipality, slated on July 21, is the final Diamond League fixture before August's IAAF World Championships, and the Jamaican saw it as a good preparation opportunity for his World Championshi...

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Emma Watson risked wardrobe malfunction in low white gown

London, June 22 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson risked a wardrobe malfunction in a low white gown while attending the premier of her new movie The Circle. The Beauty and the Beast actress cut a stylish figure at the screening of her new thriller The Circle, along with co-star Tom Hanks. The strappy dress was so low that the actress accidentally flashed a peek at her nipple covers that...

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Harry Styles splits with Tess Ward

London, June 22 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles and his girlfriend Tess Ward have decided to go their separate ways after seeing each other only for a month. Harry (Styles) and Tess (Ward) haven't seen each other for a number of weeks. They're both constantly travelling the world. She was in London this week and met her ex straight away and they've been inseparable since, aceshowbiz.com quot...

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May to present Brexit plans to EU leaders

London, June 22 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May will address European Union leaders on her plans for the expats' rights after the UK leaves the 27-member bloc, the media reported on Thursday. May will head to Brussels later in the day for her first European summit since losing her Commons majority in the June 8 general elections, reports the BBS. It comes a day after me...

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Men gain weight after marriage

London, June 22 (IANS) Putting paid to the idea that married couples have better physical health because of increased social support, a new study has found that marriage actually makes men fatter, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem. The findings, published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, confirms the theory that people who are single but seeking marriage ha...

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Jackky Bhagnani committed to his craft: 'Riddles' director

Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Actor Jackky Bhagnani, who is marking his stage debut with actor Prateik Babbar in the play Riddles, is a serious and committed actor, says the director of the play, Jeff Goldberg. We are thrilled to have Jackky debut on stage for the very first time. Theatre and cinema are two different worlds and it's quite natural to be nervous since there are two different audi...

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