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Goalkeeper Alisson joins Liverpool for record transfer fee

L0ondon, July 20 (IANS) Liverpool FC has confirmed that it has completed the signing of Brazilian net minder Alisson Becker from AS Roma for a 67-million-pound ($87.2-million) transfer fee, a world record for a goalkeeper. The 25-year-old goalie signed a long-term contract with the Reds after undergoing a medical, the club said on its website on Thursday, without providing further detail...

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8 dead in tourist boat capsize in US

New York, July 20 (IANS) At least eight persons have died and over 10 injured in a tourist boat accident in the US state of Missouri, said an official. According to Southern Stone County Fire Protection spokesman Eric Nielsen, the incident occurred on Thursday on the Table Rock Lake near Branson, CNN reported. There were more than 20 people onboard when it capsized, Nielsen said....

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Doyen of Hindi poetry Gopal Das 'Neeraj' passes away

Lucknow/New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Doyen of Hindi poetry and legendary lyricist Gopal Das 'Neeraj' passed away at the All-India Medical Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Thursday. He was 94. He had been suffering from many old age-related ailments for the past few years and was shifted from Agra to the pulmonary department of AIIMS on Wednesday after he developed respir...

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Berdych to miss US Open

Prague, July 19 (IANS) Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych has been forced to skip next month's US Open and the warm up events that precede it due to persistent back problems. The 32-year-old also missed Wimbledon, where he reached his only Grand Slam final in 2010, losing to Rafael Nadal, reports Xinhua news agency. I have been struggling with back pain for a couple of months now and...

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Karnataka's seer dead, doctors suspect poisoning

Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka's Shiroor Mutt seer Lakshmivara Theertha Swami passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Manipal, with doctors attributed the death to suspected poisoning. He was 55. The seer was brought to our hospital early on Wednesday from Udupi in a critical condition. Though medical care was provided, he was declared dead at 8.30 a.m. There is suspicion o...

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Mamata announces compensation for three injured in Modi's Bengal rally

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for three of the patients injured in a canopy collapse incident during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the state's West Midnapore district, after meeting them at the hospital. I have met the patients who got injured during the Prime Minister's rally here. Three of ...

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Delhi Health Minister prescribes strict measures against vector-borne diseases

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With monsoon knocking on the door, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday directed all stakeholders to take strict action for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in the national capital. In a meeting held with senior officials of the Department and other agencies, Jain reviewed the preparedness and status of action taken for the prevent...

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Roma keeper Alisson on verge of joining Liverpool

Rome, July 19 (IANS) AS Roma sporting director Monchi on Thursday confirmed that their Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker is on the verge of joining Liverpool FC, adding that the transfer fee offer from the English football giants was way above the market average. The 25-year-old, who played in all of Brazil's run to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup, is already in Liverpool ahea...

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5 school students killed, 4 injured in Odisha road accident

Bhubaneswar, July 19 (IANS) In a tragic incident, at least five school students were killed and four others suffered critical injuries after being run over by a speeding truck on a national highway in Odisha's Bhadrak district on Thursday. The incident occurred on NH-16 at Ranitela near Rahanja of Bhadrak district when the children were returning from school. Bhadrak District Col...

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Indian soldiers keep peace, empower South Sudanese

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan have taken up another mission - to educate and empower locals in Wau Shilluk, a region on the banks of the Nile in the war-torn east African country. The Indian battalion serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) organized a veterinary camp on Monday in the county located in the Upper Nile state of South ...

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Central team to visit Kerala for assessing rain damage

Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) Even as the death toll in Kerala due to rains climbed to 17 with the recovery of one more body, the Centre on Thursday assured that a central team will soon visit the state to assess the damage caused in at least eight districts. The assurance was held out when Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and an all-party delegation called on Prime Minister Narendra...

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Probe call details of Lalu: JD-U

July 19 (IANS) The ruling JD-U in Bihar has demanded a probe into phone call details of RJD chief Lalu Prasad a day after BJP's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi sought cancellation of the provisional bail granted by Jharkhand High Court to the RJD chief for violating the bail conditions. JD-U spokesperson Neeraj Kumar said on Thursday that Lalu was on 'bed-rest' on doctors' advice...

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Spanish migrant rescue boat refuses to dock in Italy

Rome, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms will not allow its migrant rescue ship to dock in Italy as the country has no safe port where the survivor from a deadly shipwreck off Libya can come ashore give evidence to investigators, its director Riccardo Gatti said on Wednesday. We will head for Spain, although Italy has said we can enter the port of Catania. But we refuse t...

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Student says priest hugged her, temple says no evidence

Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The management of Shree Mangueshi temple has said it could not come across dependable evidence after a Goan-origin medical student in the US complained of inappropriate behaviour by a priest in June. In her complaint to the managing committee of Shree Manguesh Devasthan in South Goa's Mangeshi village, the young woman said she visited the temple on June 22 with her...

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SC rejects CJAR's plea against Rs 25 lakh cost imposed on it

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea which sought the recall of its order imposing cost of Rs 25 lakh on NGO CJAR while junking a plea for court-monitored SIT probe into the allegation of graft involving a retired judge of Orissa High Court. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra rejected the review petition filed by NGO Campaign for Judicial Accountability and...

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Cancel Lalu's provisional bail, demands Bihar Deputy CM

Patna, July 18 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded the cancellation of the provisional bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court to RJD chief Lalu Prasad for violating the bail's terms and conditions. Sushil Kumar Modi, a senior BJP leader, claimed that the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader was granted bail on medical grounds and was categorically directed...

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Cancel Lalu's provisional bail, demands Bihar Deputy CM

Patna, July 18 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday demanded the cancellation of the provisional bail granted by the Jharkhand High Court to RJD chief Lalu Prasad for violating the bail's terms and conditions. Sushil Kumar Modi, a senior BJP leader, claimed that Lalu Prasad said that the Rashtriya Janata Dal leader was granted bail on medical grounds and was ...

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Rescued boys from Thai cave make public appearance

Bangkok, July 18 (IANS) Twelve boys and their soccer coach who were last week rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand after becoming trapped spoke to the media for the first time on Wednesday. Members of the Wild Boars soccer team were discharged from hospital earlier in the day in Chiang Rai, where they had been recovering and receiving medical and psychological support after t...

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Libyan Coast Guard sank boat, left woman, toddler to drown

Rome, July 18 (IANS/AKI) Libyan Coast Guard left two women and a small boy aboard a boat they intercepted during a rescue operation and sank it, causing one of the women and the child to drown, Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arm said on Tuesday. The Coast Guard claimed to have saved 158 migrants in the Mediterranean operation and to have given them medical and other humanitarian assistance, ...

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13 members of Wild Boars football team released from hospital

Chiang Rai (Thailand), July 18 (IANS) Twelve boys and their football coach, who last week were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand, were discharged from hospital on Wednesday. The Wild Boars football team had been recovering and receiving medical and psychological support following their rescue, ending over two weeks of ordeal that had gripped the world's attention, reports Efe. ...

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