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4 women among 8 Maoists gunned down in Chhatisgarh

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh), July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were shot dead on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in an area adjoing the border of Dantewada-Bijapur districts in Chhattisgarh, an official said. Several sophisticated firearms were recovered from them. Confirming the incident, Inspector General of Police - Bastar Range, Vivekanand Sinha said patr...

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Can changing expectant mothers' diet help prevent autism?

New York, July 19 (IANS) The mother's microbiome -- the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us -- can determine the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her children, suggests a study. The study raises the possibility that preventing forms of autism could be as simple as an expectant mother modifying her diet or taking custom probiotics. The f...

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Jeff Goldblum's London statue marks 25 years of 'Jurassic Park'

London, July 19 (IANS) A 25 ft statue of actor Jeff Goldblum attracted fans on the banks of the River Thames by the Tower Bridge here to celebrate the 25th anniversary of celebrated film Jurassic Park. Now TV's publicity team commissioned the statue of Goldblum, clad in Dr. Ian Malcolm's iconic all-black outfit with the shirt entirely unbuttoned, in an effort to recreate his famous pose ...

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Sunscreen can reduce skin cancer risk by 40% in youth: Study

Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Young adults who regularly use sunscreen reduce their risk of skin cancer by 40 per cent, a study has found. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between two and three million non-melanoma skin cancers and 1,32,000 melanoma skin cancers occur each year globally. The global incidence of melanoma continues to increase, however, the main factors ...

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Pottery, an underpaying profession, makes surviving a struggle in Delhi

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Thirty-two-year-old Geeta sits patiently, painting pots created by her husband in the small open porch in her house at Kumhar Gram or Potters' Village that interestingly has managed to find space in West Delhi's Uttam Nagar. Geeta says she desperately awaits for the Diwali season (October-November) every year, when it is boom time for the potters, who labour fro...

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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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NRC registration process in Assam discriminates against Bengali-speakers: activists

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) With the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to be published at the month end, an activist group on Wednesday termed the registration process as being motivated and discriminatory towards the Bengali-speaking people of the state. Claiming the process was filled with anomalies, imperfections and discrepancies on the ground, a fact finding re...

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IRCTC to set up new kitchens, upgrade existing ones: Minister

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) In order to upgrade quality of food served on trains, the IRCTC is to set up new kitchens and upgrade existing ones, parliament was told on Wednesday. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been mandated to carry out the unbundling by creating a distinction primarily between food preparation and food distribution on trains. In or...

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Cirque du Soleil to make its India debut in November

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Globally popular live entertainment company Cirque du Soleil is set to come to India for the first time later this year, with shows in Delhi and Mumbai. It has partnered with BookMyShow to make its India foray. Canada-based Cirque du Soleil's new touring show 'Bazzar', its 43rd original production, will have its world premiere in India this November, bef...

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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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Natural skin healing techniques for healthy, young skin

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Skin is the most sensitive part of outer body, so for having the desired beautiful skin, one needs to treat it with more care. Natural ingredients have their own specialty and can work wonders if used religiously, say experts. Spiritual healer Madhu Kotiya and Harpreet Ahluwalia, owner of Earthly Creations, are sharing qualities of natural skin healers like pl...

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Juliette Binoche, Ethan Hawke to star in 'La Verite'

Los Angeles, July 16 (IANS) Actors Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke have been selected to star in Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda's directorial film La Verite. Kore-eda said his film La Verite will also feature actors Catherine Deneuve and Ludivine Sagnier, reports variety.com. Being produced by French firm 3B and Kore-eda's Bunbuku, the film will be shot in France in Octobe...

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Kate Upton expecting first child

Miami, July 15 (IANS) Supermodel Kate Upton is expecting her first child with husband Justin Verlander, who she married in an in Italy last November. Upton, 26, announced her pregnancy on Saturday, in the hashtag of an Instagram post, reports people.com. Her photograph, in which she wears a red suit and white top on a balcony in Miami, showed a glimpse of a baby bump. #Pr...

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2nd ODI: England beat India to level series

London, July 14 (IANS) England dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 86 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Lord's here on Saturday. Having posted a total of 322/7 in their 50 overs, England proceeded to dismiss the visitors for 236 runs. The hosts have now levelled the three-match series at 1-1. India had thrashed England by eight wickets in the serie...

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Root's unbeaten ton takes England to 322/7 vs India

London, July 14 (IANS) Joe Root spearheaded a strong batting effort with an unbeaten century to help England post 322/7 against India in the second one-day international (ODI) of the three-match series at Lord's here on Saturday. Although a discilpined Indian bowling attack jolted the hosts at regular intervals, Root kept England sailing as he was involved in a couple of valuable partner...

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Veteran journalist Kalpesh Yagnik dead

Indore, July 13 (IANS) Veteran journalist and Dainik Bhaskar Group Editor Kalpesh Yagnik passed away early on Friday in Madhya Pradesh following a heart attack, newspaper sources said. He was 55. Yagnik was working at the newspaper's Indore office when he suffered a cardiac arrest at 10.30 p.m. on Thursday. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital here. He was treated for three hours...

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Confident India aim for ODI series win against England

London, July 13 (IANS) After a convincing victory in the first One-Day International (ODI), India will aim to seal the three match series with another win when they face hosts England in the second match here on Saturday. In the first match, a maiden fifer for chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (6/25) followed by Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 137-run knock sealed a comfortable eight-wicket victory for Ind...

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Rohit, Kuldeep help India thrash England in 1st ODI

Nottingham, July 13 (IANS) A maiden fifer for Kuldeep Yadav (6/25) followed by Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 137-run knock sealed a comfortable eight-wicket victory for India in the first match of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at Tent Bridge here on Thursday. The visitors dominated England, the No. 1 ODI side, in all departments of the game as the men in blue took a 1-0 le...

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India cruise to eight-wicket win over England

Nottingham, July 13 (IANS) Kuldeep Yadav's (6/25) heroic bowling effort followed by Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 137-run knock sealed a comfortable eight-wicket victory for India against England in the first match of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at Trent Bridge here on Thursday. Chasing a moderate target of 269 runs for victory, Inida rode on Rohit and skipper Virat Kohl...

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