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    Theresa May, daughter of Vicar, set to govern Britain

    London: Theresa May, who will be formally confirmed as Britain’s 76th Prime Minister on Wednesday, is the daughter of a Church of England vicar and has been often compared with Margaret Thatcher. Even before entering Downing Street, May, now 59, made history by becoming the longest serving Home Secretary in more than 100 years. No wonder, she won substantial support from her Conservative party in the leadership race, polling 199 votes to

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    Water: The new weight loss weapon

    New York: Water can be the potential secret weapon in the fight against the ever-burgeoning waistline, finds a study, reports IANS. According to researchers, drinking water which contains no carbohydrates, fat or protein — key factors for obesity — may help avoid overeating and thus lead to a healthier weight. “Staying hydrated is good for you no matter what, and our study suggests it may also be linked to maintaining a healthy

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    Magnitude 9 quake can hit Bangladesh, India

    New York: Bangladesh and its neighbourhood including India may be hit by a huge earthquake – although not imminent – that could reach a magnitude of nine, researchers have warned, reports IANS. The scientists said they have new evidence of increasing strain building beneath Bangladesh where two tectonic plates underlie the vast delta of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers. They estimate that at least 140 million people in the region could be

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    Family of Dallas shooter speaks out, as US protests continue

    Chicago: As Dallas came to grips with the aftermath of last week’s sniper shooting targeting police, more details emerged about the gunman and his troubled past. People took to the streets again in fresh protests over police shootings of black Americans, with hundreds of protesters blocking streets in America’s third largest city Chicago.

  • Case filed against Salman Khan in Muzaffarpur, Anushka

    Muzaffarpur (Bihar): A complaint case against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, actor Anushka Sharma, film director Ali Zafar Abbas and others was heard in a local court in a case of allged cheating.

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    Beijing refuses South China Sea arbitration award

    Beijing: China has refused to accept the South China Sea arbitration award issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Hague and reaffirmed its territorial sovereignty, maritime rights and interests. “With regard to the award rendered on 12 July 2016 by the Arbitral Tribunal in the South China Sea arbitration established at the unilateral request of the Republic of the Philippines (hereinafter referred to as the “Arbitral Tribunal”), the Ministry of Foreign

  • Pandit community body urges PMO to ensure their safety in Kashmi

    New Delhi: The All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Tuesday in which it urged both the Union and State Government to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of Kashmiri Pandits and other minorities in the Kashmir Valley.

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    Neymar claims 2014 World Cup injury ‘nearly ended my career’

    Madrid: Brazil star striker Neymar has claimed that the severe back injury he had suffered at the 2014 World Cup could have brought a premature end to his booming career. The 24-year-old Barcelona star was ruled out of the pinnacle event after suffering the injury following a reckless tackle from Camilo Zuniga in the quarterfinals against Colombia.

  • Trinamool councillor in Bengal held on extortion charge

    Kolkata: A councillor of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress in North 24 Parganas district was on Tuesday arrested and remanded to custody on charges of extortion, police said.

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    Pakistan pacer Amir can do us damage: England’s Broad

    London: Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad said his team needs to forget about Pakistan bolwer Mohammad Amir’s past and concentrate on his cricketing abilities as he is capable of doing some real damage during their upcoming Test series. England will begin their Test series against Pakistan on Thursday at Lord’s and Amir is set to make a high-profile return to the Test scene, at the very ground where he became embroiled in

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    Windies pacer Taylor quits Test cricket

    Kingston: Pacer Jerome Taylor has announced his retirement from Test cricket after an injury-plagued 13-year first class career but will be available for selection in the shorter formats of the game. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) said the 32-year-old gave a “formal notification” of his decision prior to the announcement of the squad for the four-match Test rubber against India, starting on July 21.

  • Owaisi seeks all-party meet on Kashmir

    Hyderabad: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday urged the Centre to call an all-party meeting on the violence in the Kashmir Valley.

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    Nepal govt in crisis as Maoists withdraw support

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister K P Oli-led coalition government today plunged into a serious crisis after its alliance partner CPN-Maoist Centre withdrew support to the nine-month old government, accusing him of failing to implement past agreements. CPN Maoist chairman Prachanda announced the withdrawal of support from the CPN-UML-led coalition government, saying Oli’s party was hesitating to implement the past agreements — the nine-point agreement signed between CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre in May and the

  • Impressed US investors willing to invest in India’s port sector: Gadkari

    Washington D.C: Asserting that there is a huge opportunity of investment in the port sector in India, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said investors are impressed with the India’s scheme and are willing to harness the opportunity.

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    Merkel expects Britain’s May to ‘quickly’ define EU ties

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel expects Britain’s new government to “quickly” define its relationship with the European Union after conservative Theresa May becomes prime minister tomorrow. “The United Kingdom will need to quickly clarify how it wants its ties with the European Union to be in future,” Merkel said late Monday at a reception for diplomats north of Berlin.

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    Philippines ‘welcomes’ South China Sea ruling

    Manila: The Philippines welcomed a ruling by a UN-backed tribunal today that declares China has no “historic rights” in the South China Sea, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said, as he urged restraint. “The Philippines welcomes the issuance today… on the arbitration proceedings initiated by the Philippines with regard to the South China Sea,” Yasay told reporters minutes after the court in The Hague released its verdict.

  • Cong slams IUML for backing Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

    Kochi: Senior Congress leader PT Thomas today came out strongly against Indian Union Muslim League for backing preacher Zakir Naik, alleging his Islamic Research Foundation is suspected to have a role in “brainwashing and radicalising” the youths from Kerala who went missing in the Middle East recently.