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More pregnant women are having heart attacks: Study

New York, July 22 (IANS) The risk of having a heart attack while pregnant, giving birth, or during two months after delivery, continues to increase, a US-based study has found. The findings, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, suggest that the trend among many women to have children later in life is one possible reason for the increase, as the3 heart attack risk rises with ...

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A battle to protect chess players' interests

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) They should have battled over the chess board against several players during the past seven years. Instead, they fought their battles in legal forums against the All India Chess Federation (AICF). They both feel that there should be a strong association to represent the players' interests with AICF. However, with a verdict in their favour from the Competition Comm...

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Drinking doesn't 'suit' Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who was detained at an airport here for being involved in a verbal fight with his wife and smoking e-cigarettes on flight, said he was at fault for losing his senses and ordering a drink following a series of frustrating events. According to people.com, the 40-year-old actor and his wife Mara Lane were flying into Los Angeles ...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda to make directorial debut

Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will make his feature film directorial debut with Tick, Tick…Boom! for Imagine Entertainment. The movie will be based on the autobiographical musical by Rent playwright Jonathan Larson, reports variety.com. Tick, Tick… Boom! tells the story of an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong c...

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On International Chess Day players happy at CCI's order against AICF

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The recent order by Competition Commission of India has given Indian chess players an additional reason to celebrate the International Chess Day on Friday. Almost all the players to whom IANS spoke to welcomed the CCI order and are hopeful of things changing for their benefit. On July 12, the CCI held the undertaking prescribed by AICF for players regardin...

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SC reserves verdict on plea for larger bench to hear Ayodhya title suit

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its order on a plea by Muslim litigants seeking that the hearing on the batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict directing the splitting of the disputed site at Ayodhya be heard by a larger bench. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer reserved the...

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Shaken, not stirred: The unexpected origins of 007

Title: Forever and a Day; Author: Anthony Horowitz; Publisher: Jonathan Cape/Penguin Random House; Pages: 304; Price: Rs 599 Before he turned up at the baccarat tables of Royale-les-Eauex in an imaginative operation to discredit a French trade union leader and secret Soviet agent, how did James Bond get into the 00 section and pick up the mannerisms, moves and practices that made him the...

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'Hotel Transylvania 3...': A spirited middlebrow entertainer

Film: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation; Director: Genndy Tartakovsky; Voice Cast: Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Fran Drescher, Keegan-Michael Key, Molly Shannon, Fran Drescher, Kathryn Hahn, Jim Gaffigan, Mel Brooks; Rating: *** (3 star) Despite its flimsy premise about true love and we are all the same, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summ...

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SC asks Puducherry Assembly Speaker to allow nominated BJP MLAs to function

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Speaker of Puducherry Assembly to allow the three nominated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs to participate in the Assembly proceedings, and sought the Centre's response to pleas challenging their nomination. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan asked the Centre and Puducherry governments to file their ...

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Indian chess body to work out strategy to put more players in world top-20

Chennai, July 19 (IANS) The All India Chess Federation (AICF) will soon chalk out a programme of action to have a couple of Indian Grand Masters in the top 20 in the world by 2020, said a senior official. He said that as a mark of celebration of International Chess Day, cakes will be cut at two tournament venues -- National (Open and Girls) in Tumkur, Karnataka and National Sub-Junior Un...

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SC asks Puducherry Assembly to allow nominated BJP MLAs to participate

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Puducherry Legislative Assembly to allow the three nominated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs to participate in the Assembly proceedings, and sought the Centre's response to pleas challenging their nomination. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan asked the Centre to file its response to the pleas of Con...

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Jana Bank begins operations

Bengaluru, July 18 (IANS) A micro-finance company-turned-Jana Small Finance Bank began operations on Thursday for greater financial inclusion. The transition from a micro finance firm (Janalakshmi Financial Services) to a bank will enable our 45 lakh loan customers to come into banking ecosystem by 2018-end, said the city-based bank in a statement here. One of the 10 financial in...

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Modi's July 20 visit off as heavy rains pound Gujarat

Gandhinagar, July 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to Gujarat on July 20 has been cancelled following torrential rains in Saurashtra and south Gujarat for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday, even as many districts received four to 10 inches of rainfall within six hours. The Prime Minister was slated to inaugurate a veterinary hospital in Junagadh and attend anot...

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Slew of events to help art lovers admire artist Raza's work

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) The Piramal Museum of Art on Tuesday announced a slew of events to commemorate iconic Indian modernist painter Sayed Haider Raza's life and works and to familiarise more and more art lovers with the master's oeuvre. An ongoing exhibition S.H. Raza: Traversing Terrains is a retrospective insight into his works and personal life from 1940s to 1990s. It will end on Oc...

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Forward Eduardo Herrera joins Santos Laguna

Torreon (Mexico), July 17 (IANS) Forward Eduardo Herrera has signed with Liga MX defending champions Santos Laguna, which begins its title defence next weekend, the club management has announced. The 29-year-old Herrera is joining the Mexican club on a temporary transfer from Scotland's Rangers Football Club, Santos Laguna manager Dante Siboldi said in a statement on Monday, reports Efe....

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'Queer Eye' returns for Season 3

Los Angeles, July 16 (IANS) Netflix has announced the renewal of its series Queer Eye, which has bagged four nominations at this year's Emmy Awards. The new season will be co-hosted by Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France, reports variety.com. Queer Eye marked its debut on Netflix in February and immediately gained praise for its fresh take ...

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Committee to review penal provisions under Companies Act

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) A 10-member committee has been set up to review the penal provisions under the Companies Act and examine de-criminalisation of certain offences, the government announced on Sunday. A Corporate Affairs Ministry release said the committee, chaired by Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas, would submit its report in 30 days to the government. The Cor...

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India's Sahil, Kangaraj fizz out at World U20 athletics

Tampere (Finland), July 14 (IANS) India's Sahil Silwal and Kangaraj Kamalraj finished out of the medal bracket in their respective events on the penultimate day of the IAAF World U20 Championships here on Saturday. Sahil narrowly missed out on a medal in the men's javlin event, finishing fourth with an effort of 72.83m. Kangaraj took the fifth spot in the men's triple jump with 15.82m.

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Demonstrations to be held against low MSP: Farmers' association

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) on Saturday said farmers would hold demonstrations across the country against the Narendra Modi-government for failing to fix fair Minimum Support Price (MSP) for kharif crops. Addressing media here, leaders of the AIKSCC, an umbrella body of over 180 farm organisations, the government had not just fa...

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SC stays bail granted to accused in journalist's murder

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the bail granted to an accused facing trial in the murder of TV journalist Soumya Viswanathan. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan issued notice to accused Ravi Kapoor while staying the bail granted to him in three cases by the Delhi High Court. Earlier, the bench had stayed the release from jail Kap...

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