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Vietnam to deport US student over protest

Hanoi, July 20 (IANS) A court in Vietnam has ordered the deportation of a US student arrested at a demonstration that turned violent. William Nguyen was found guilty of causing public disorder following his detention in June from a protest in Ho Chi Minh City against new economic zones that demonstrators believed will be dominated by Chinese investors. US Secretary of State Mik...

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Goa Minister apologises for formalin remark, Basa fish on FDA radar

Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Even though Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has refused to answer whether fish sold in Goa actually contained formalin, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday apologised publicly for his use of term permissible limit which has now become a butt joke in social media. Rane further said that Basa, a catfish imported largely from Malaysia and served in large numb...

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Diet soda may keep colon cancer from recurring: Researchers

New York, July 20 (IANS) People who drank diet soda after being treated for colon cancer are less likely to see a recurrence than those who didnt drink artificially-sweetened drinks, claims a Yale University study. To reach this conclusion, researchers analysed 1,018 colon cancer patients. Those who drank one or more 12-ounce artificially-sweetened drink a day saw a 46 per cent i...

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Fear of poaching gives sleepless nights to Kashmir's politicians

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Beware of predators and poachers, take care of your flock. This is the classic warning for shepherds while they graze their flock in the Himalayan meadows. In Kashmir's political meadow of expedient opportunities, the same warning is now visiting mainstream politicians. After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) withdrew from the ruling alliance in Jammu and Kashmir,...

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Audio of abused Kerala nun, cardinal reveals latter aware of issue, Church denies

Kochi, July 19 (IANS) An audio clip, broadcast by a Malayalam television channel on Thursday, purpotedly revealed that the head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church had lied about not knowing that a nun had been sexually abused by a bishop, but the Church argued that the conversation had been wrongly interpreted. The clip, aired by Mathrubhumi TV channel, pertains to a talk between Cardin...

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Indians increased salary directly related with ease of falling asleep

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indians have a direct correlation between increasing salary and ease of falling asleep, says an India Sleep and Wellness survey commissioned by Sunday Mattresses and conducted among working professionals above the age of 25. The survey conducted across Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru indicates that there is also a direct correlation between productivity and sleep, s...

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'Namune' offer lifted Kunal's spirits

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kumar, who is said to have replaced actor Hiten Tejwani in the upcoming show Namune, says when he was offered to play Niranjan Agnihotri, it lifted his spirits. Without commenting on the casting controversy, Kunal, who has featured in Bollywood movies like Saathiya and Main Hoon Naa, said in a statement to IANS: When I was offered the role of Niranjan A...

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Afghan forces kill 17 Taliban militants

Kabul, July 19 (IANS) At least 17 insurgents were killed and over a dozen others injured after Afghan security forces repulsed Taliban attacks on security checkpoints in Kunduz province on Thursday, police said. A big number of Taliban militants attacked security checkpoints in Imam Sahib district at 1.30 a.m. local time today (Thursday) but their vicious designs have been foiled and the...

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Audio of talk between abused Kerala nun, cardinal reveals 'lie'

Kochi, July 19 (IANS) A Malayalam television channel on Thursday broadcast an audio purpotedly revealing that the head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church Cardinal has lied about not knowing that a nun had been sexually abused by a bishop. The audio, broadcast by the Mathrubhumi TV channel, pertains to a talk between Cardinal Mar George Alencherry and the abused nun clearly shows that th...

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Mandela: Beyond a revolutionary, statesman and moral symbol

Sentenced in 1964 to a life term for rebellion, he spent three decades in jail, mostly in a damp concrete cell on an island prison, physically and verbally harassed by wardens and made to break stones and then quarry lime, he sustained himself with the poem Invictus (..I am the master of my fate,/I am the captain of my soul.) But as Nelson Mandela's subsequent career showed, his influenc...

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Key suspect in Kerala SFI leader's murder nabbed

Kochi, July 18 (IANS) After being on the run for more than two weeks, the prime suspect in the brutal murder of an SFI member in a Kerala college has finally been nabbed, police said on Wednesday. Mohammed Ali was nabbed from the Kerala-Karnataka border, on Tuesday and was being interrogated, a police officer said here. According to the police, Ali was involved in the stabbing of...

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England outclass India by 8 wickets, clinch ODI series

Leeds, July 18 (IANS) England put up a strong all-round show to thump an underwhelming India by eight wickets in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid's triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8, despite captain Virat Kohli playing a 71-run knoc...

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Disciplined England restrict India to 256/8 in series decider

Leeds, July 17 (IANS) Leg-spinner Adil Rashid's triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8 in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday. Put in to bat, India rode on captain Virat Kohli's run-a-ball 71, combined with his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's laborious 66-ball 4...

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Repatriation of tribals from Tripura to Mizoram uncertain

Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Uncertainty has gripped the repatriation of 32,876 tribals from Tripura to Mizoram as the refugee leaders on Tuesday said the tribals are unwilling to return to their homes unless their old demands, including formation of the Area Development Council for the Reang tribals, are met. However, the Tripura government officials on Tuesday said they are not aware of an...

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Novel drug therapy may potentially help treat ALS

New York, July 17 (IANS) Administering a therapy using DNA-based compounds could extend survival and reverse signs of neuromuscular damage in animals of inherited amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), finds a study. ALS is a progressive fatal disease that kills the nerve cells that controls walking, eating and breathing, about one fifth of which are caused due to mutations in a gene calle...

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Mithila Palkar reveals how she manages her curly hair in monsoon

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Actress Mithila Palkar, who is known for her strong yet relatable girl in web series Girl in the city and is now gearing up for her big bang Bollywood outing in Karwaan with Irrfan Khan and Dulquer Salman, says that her off camera time is all about taking things easy and letting her hair breathe. Whenever I am in-front of the camera, my hair goes through a lot...

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Despite stir, repatriation of tribals from Tripura as planned: Official

Agartala, July 16 (IANS) Despite a hunger strike by a few refugees, the repatriation of Reang tribals from Tripura to Mizoram would start from August 16 as scheduled, an official said on Monday. Some refugees continued their hunger strike in relief camps in Kanchanpur, about 180 km north of Tripura capital Agartala, for the fifth day on Monday demanding advance payment of a financial ass...

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Protests continue in Iraq over lack of jobs, basic services

Baghdad, July 16 (IANS) Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday in protest over lack of jobs and basic service, police said. In Dhi Qar province, dozens of protestors gathered around the provincial council building and others attacked offices of al-Hikma, Badr and Fadhiela political parties in the city of Nasriyah, some 375 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Xin...

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Sindhu loses to Okuhara in Thailand Open final

Bangkok, July 15 (IANS) India's star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to reigning world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games in the women's singles final of the Thailand Open here on Sunday. The second seeded Sindhu lost 15-21, 18-21 in 50 minutes as the 2016 Olympic bronze medallist took a 6-5 lead in head-to-head record. While fourth seeded Okuhara got a prize money of $...

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A long-drive with friends proved costly for Hyderabadi techie

Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) A long drive on his weekly day off along with a relative and friends proved to be deadly for Mohammad Azam, a software engineer who was beaten to death by a mob in Karnataka's Bidar district on Friday on suspicion of being a child lifter. A pall of gloom has gripped the house of Azam, 28, in Errakunta in the old city of Hyderabad.A The body of Azam, who ...

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