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Thakkar stuns Karlsson as Challengers win big in UTT

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Teenaged Manav Thakkar turned in a sensational display, stunning World No 20 Kristian Karlsson 2-1 to inspire Empowerji Challengers to a 15-6 victory against Maharashtra United in the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here on Thursday. The 18-year-old Thakkar rattled his Swedish rival, ranked 223 places above him with an attacking ...

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Immigrant children forcibly given drugs in US centre: Lawsuit

Washington, June 21 (IANS) Unaccompanied immigrant children held at a detention centre in the US state of Texas were forcibly given a variety of psychotropic drugs, according to a lawsuit. The lawsuit that was made public on Wednesday alleged that immigrant children at Shiloh Treatment Centre in Houston, a government-run facility that houses unaccompanied migrant kids, were held down and...

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New treatment facility for hazardous industrial waste in Delhi

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet on Thursday approved the setting up of Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF) in Bawana area for hazardous waste generated by industrial units located in the area. The TSDF will be set up on on 14 acres land as a public-private partnership (PPP) on the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) model with a concession contract for 25 years.

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MPEDA to launch state-of-the-art aquaculture complex at Kochi

Kochi, June 21 (IANS) The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), which is headquartered here, is all set to launch its multi-species Aquaculture Complex here with an aim to revolutionize fish production in the country, an official said. Spread over 8.5 acres, the facility will produce seeds/fingerlings of about seven commercially important species, which have a high export...

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Kejriwal takes stock of power, water situation

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) On the first day of work since his sit-in at the Raj Niwas ended, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met officials from the water and electricity departments to study the problems faced by people in the city. In a meeting held at the Delhi Secretariat, Kejriwal, who is also the Chairperson of the Delhi Jal Board, took stock of various projects of t...

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Weight loss may reverse effects of heart rhythm disorder

Sydney, June 21 (IANS) Losing weight may reverse or reduce the progression of irregular heart rhythm disorder among obese people, claim researchers, including one of Indian origin. The findings showed that reducing weight by 10 per cent along with management of associated risk factors can reduce the effects of Atrial fibrillation (AF), a leading cause of stroke which can lead to heart fa...

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Probiotics not effective in reducing anxiety: Study

New York, June 21 (IANS) If you are expecting eating yogurt, which is rich in probiotics, to reduce your anxiety, you might be wrong. While consuming probiotics may be good for your digestive system, it may not be effective in decreasing your anxiety levels, say researchers. The study found evidence that probiotics found in yogurt and supplements can reduce anxiety in rodents, but not in...

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Central team to identify source of Nipah virus

Kozhikode (Kerala), June 21 (IANS) A central team is expected to arrive here to identify the source of the deadly Nipah virus that struck this Kerala district last month and claimed 13 lives. According to official sources, the team led by the Central Animal Husbandry Commissioner will visit various areas. All previous attempts to analyse the samples from bats and other animals from place...

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World Cup reporter sexually assaulted on live TV

Moscow, June 21 (IANS) A female journalist reporting at the World Cup in Russia was sexually assaulted live on air and she later posted a video of the incident on social media, the media reported. Julieth Gonzalez Theran -- a Colombian reporter -- was reporting from Saransk for German broadcaster Deutsche Welle's Spanish news channel on June 15 when a man grabbed her breast, kissed her c...

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Knowledge of Sanskrit must to build super computers: Minister

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Criticising a section of Indians for their over-reliance on English, Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday said knowledge of Sanskrit will be essential to build super computers as it is the only language that can adapt to next general technology. The minister said according to the modern-day scientists, the algorithms to be used as the coding language of s...

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Kejriwal cheating people of Delhi: BJP

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his planned 10-day trip to Bengaluru to undergo naturopathy treatment, accusing him of cheating the city's people. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta also slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief for not holding any meeting with the officials in the Delhi Secretariat. ...

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Desailly slams Neymar's 'individual play'

Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Former France captain and 1998 FIFA World Cup winner Marcel Desailly has accused Brazil star Neymar of playing for himself to the detriment of his team. Neymar failed to impress in Brazil's 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their World Cup opener on Sunday, having seemingly been targeted for rough treatment by the European team. The 10 fouls he suffered was the most for...

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Kejriwal unwell, to go to Bengaluru

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who ended his nine-day long sit-in at Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's office on Tuesday, cancelled all his scheduled meetings on Wednesday as he was not feeling well. Kejriwal, a diabetic, was suffering from high sugar levels for the past few days. The Aam Aadmi Party leader will leave for Bengaluru on Thursday to undergo...

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This 'smart stent' spots narrowing of arteries

Toronto, June 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a type of smart stent that monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery, detecting the narrowing in its earliest stages and making early diagnosis and treatment possible. For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart attack, at least one would experien...

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Doctors make room for yoga asanas in prescriptions

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The ancient Indian practice of yoga, celebrated world over on June 21 as International Day of Yoga, is now capturing the imagination of doctors who are prescribing a fusion of yoga and modern medicines in their treatment of patients. A new age yoga start-up in the national capital region, Karma Spark is offering clinical yoga therapy for curing Polycystic Ovaria...

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How psychological stress affects vision

London, June 20 (IANS) Persistent psychological stress which is widely recognised as a consequence of vision loss is also a major contributor to its development and progression, a new study has warned. The study, published in the EPMA Journal, is based on a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of published research and clinical reports on the relationship of stress and ophthalmologic disea...

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B-Town celebrities wish Irrfan Khan speedy recovery

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Celebrities like Paresh Rawal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Swara Bhasker among many others have wished a speedy recovery to Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan, who is currently in treatment for a rare disease. Irrfan in March announced he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and that he was going out of the country for treatment. Here's ...

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UN chief regrets as US exits 'biased' Human Rights Council

United Nations, June 20 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres regretted the withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), said his spokesman on Tuesday. The Secretary-General would have much preferred for the United States to remain in the Human Rights Council, reported Xinhua news agency quoting spokesman Stephane Dujarric as sa...

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US pulls out of 'biased' UN Human Rights Council

Washington, June 20 (IANS) The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The body is hypocritical and self-serving and makes a mockery of human rights, said Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN. Haley last year accused the council of chronic anti-Israel bias and said the US was reviewing its membership, a BBC report said. Formed in 2006, the council has...

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Maternal exposure to lithium may up birth defects risk: Study

New York, June 19 (IANS) Babies born to women who used lithium therapy to treat bipolar disorder during their first-trimester of the pregnancy could be at an elevated risk of developing major congenital malformations such as heart defects, finds a study. The findings, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, showed that nearly one and one-half times as many babies exposed to lithium during th...

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