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    Smoking has negative effects on sperm quality

    Washington: Men, take note! Cigarette smoking may significantly damage the DNA of your sperm and affect fertility as compared to non-smokers, a new study has warned. Researchers also assessed 422 proteins in participants’ sperm, reports PTI.

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    ‘Godless’ Android malware is spreading fast in India

    New Delhi: A family of mobile malware called “Godless” has affected over 850,000 Android devices worldwide with almost half of these devices in India alone, a new report said on Thursday. Based on the data collected from cyber security firm Trend Micro’s “Mobile App Reputation Service”, malicious apps related to “Godless” are found in prominent app stores, including Google Play, according to IANS.

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    Do you know what you’re smoking?

    New York: Are you aware of what you are smoking? If no then you are not alone. Majority of the US people who smoke are not aware of tobacco product use and its associated health risks even though they report having looked for relevant information, researchers report, says IANS. The majority of the US public wants easy access to information about chemicals in cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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    Gazing at your device in dark cause ‘smartphone blindness’

    London: Using your device just before sleep may lead to a condition called transient smartphone blindness, say doctors who reported a case of two women in the UK suffering from temporary vision impairment in one eye after looking at a bright cell phone screen in a dark room. In the first case, a 22-year-old woman had trouble seeing with her right eye at night while in bed, reports PTI.

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    How online shopping is changing rural India

    I stay in rural Maharashtra. We have reached a stage in life where we hardly shop but sometimes need specialty items like books, computer peripherals, herbal teas and the like. These items are not available in our rural town of Phaltan where we live and so we do online shopping. In the last year or so we have discovered the power of such shopping.

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    Any NSG exception to disturb regional stability: Pakistan

    Tashkent: Any “exception” in granting membership to the NSG will “disturb” strategic stability in South Asia, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today told his
    Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Making a strong case for Pakistan’s bid to join the 48-member NSG, Hussain said that his country had made notable efforts over the years to strengthen its export controls, command and control and nuclear safety and security.

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    TV gives mileage to films: R. Madhavan 

    Actor R. Madhavan, who started his career with TV show “Banegi Apni Baat” and has since been a popular name and face in Indian showbiz, feels that TV enhances the impact of films when they are aired on the medium and gives them mileage to run for a longer time.

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    Jabra Fan singer, Nakash Aziz, goes back to his roots 

    Nakash Aziz who has impressed one and all with his impeccable voice and hit songs like Saari k fall sa, Pungi, Selfie le le re and latest chartbuster hit ‘Jabra Fan’ from SRK starrer FAN and also ‘Pyaar Ki’ and ‘Fake Ishq’ from HOUSEFULL 3 has recently recorded a tulu song ‘Karbaar Jorundu‘ for upcoming movie Pilibail Yamunakk.

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    Hrithik Roshan: Mr No Complains 

    He is known for his dedication to his characters and his perfectionist image in the industry. Be it, Akbar in JODHA AKBAR or Ethan in GUZAARISH or for his upcoming film MOHENJO DARO, he makes sure he gives his 100%. And we hear that he has been juggling many roles off late to full fill all his commitments and all this without any complains.

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    Diabetes may raise risk of heart attack death by 50 per cent

    London: Having diabetes increases the risk of dying from the effects of a heart attack by around 50 per cent, a new study has warned. Researchers from University of Leeds in the UK tracked 700,000 people who had been admitted to hospital with a heart attack between January 2003 and June 2013. Of these, 121,000 had diabetes. After stripping out the effects of age, sex, any other illnesses and differences in the

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    World Bank partners with Indian Council of Arbitration for dispute board services in India

    New Delhi: Dispute Board (DB) system is a concurrent mechanism for resolution of dispute before arbitration/litigation. The DB usually consists of three experts, who are experienced, respected, and impartial, acceptable to both the parties and conversant with the nature and complexity of the work involved.

  • ‘Great Pyramid Of Giza slightly lopsided’

    Boston: The Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World, is not perfectly built, say scientists who found that the structure’s base is slightly lopsided. Researchers surveyed the oldest and biggest of the three pyramids at the Giza pyramid complex, and discovered that the pyramid’s west side is longer than the east side.

  • Migrant smuggling: 26 arrests, Interpol hunts for fugitives

    Paris: Police in an Interpol-led operation have arrested 26 people across several countries accused of involvement in migrant-smuggling and the international police
    agency wants the public’s help to find suspects still at large. European police authorities say organised crime networks are playing a big role in Europe’s migrant crisis, earning up to USD 6 billion in revenue last year by capitalizing on migrants’ desperation.

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    Anurag Kashyap, Nawazuddin turn RJs to promote film

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, known for directing dark thrillers, turned radio jockey for the show “Kissa Crime Ka” with the film’s lead actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

  • Modi meets Xi, seeks support for India’s NSG bid

    Tashkent: As India makes a strong bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Chinese President Xi Jinping and is understood to have sought China’s support for it, seen as very crucial to take forward the process.

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    Purab excited to work with Nikhil Advani 

    Mumbai: Actor Purab Kohli says he is proud of doing an untitled show by Nikhil Advani and is excited to work with the “Kal Ho Naa Ho” director.

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    Boxer Manoj Kumar qualifies for Olympics

    Baku (Azerbaijan): Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) today became the second Indian boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games after advancing to the semifinals of the AIBA World Qualifying Tournament here.

  • ‘Over 400 Indians lodged in Pakistani jails till July’15’

    New Delhi: Over 400 Indians, of whom 355 are fishermen and five women, are lodged in Pakistani jails, according to a new list released today in the public domain. A total of 405 Indian nationals – 355 fishermen and 48 others – are in Pakistani jails till July, 2015, an RTI query by an Indo-Pak friendship initiative has found.

  • Maha to provide 100 pc funds for village development: Savara

    Nashik (Maha): Maharashtra government has decided to provide 100 per cent funds for village development under various tribal schemes, which will be directly alloted to the gram panchayats, state minister Vishnu Savara said today.