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    Gradual decline in enthusiasm for social media

    New York: More and more people are gradually viewing social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and enterprise social media LinkedIn negatively than in the past, an interesting study has revealed, reports IANS. The team from American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) which tracks opinions of search engines, news outlets, social media sites and other ‘e-businesses’ found that consumers view Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn more negatively than in years past, bizjournals.com reported.

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    Fighting inflammation, pain the green way

    Washington DC: A new research has found that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and pain, says ANI. Diterpenoids are found in certain plants, fungi, and marine organisms, and two in particular, carnosol (CS) and carnosic acid (CA), are known to interfere with multiple pathways in the human body associated with inflammation and pain.

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    Repeated racist attacks may damage mental health: study

    London: People who repeatedly face racial discrimination may have increased mental health problems, a new study has found, reports PTI. Several studies have already linked racial discrimination to poor mental and physical health but no study has ever studied the impact numerous attacks over time have on a person’s mental health, researchers said.

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    This gene can help reverse ageing

    New Delhi : In a series of experiments, an embryonic stem cell gene kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to preventing weak bones, clogged arteries, and other telltale signs of growing old. The gene, called Nanog, also shows promise in counteracting premature aging disorders such as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome. “Our research into Nanog is helping us to better understand the process of aging and ultimately how to reverse it,”

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    Smartphones based exercises may cheer your mood: Study

    London: Smartphone based exercises that are brief as well as directed can help quickly improve our mood, says an interesting study, according to IANS. Smartphone based exercises are various established or more modern psychotherapeutic exercise modules known as micro-interventions. The findings showed that participants in the study felt more alert, calmer and uplifted after using five-minute video tutorials on their smartphones as a guide.

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    Young adults expecting to marry commit fewer delinquent acts

    New York: Teenagers and young adults who expect to get married within the next five years reported committing fewer delinquent acts, found a new study, says IANS. The study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, shows that people straighten up their act even before they tie the knot. “This is a reminder that marriage still matters. Just the expectation of marriage may be enough to change some people’s behaviour,” said

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    After-hours email expectations taking toll on employee health

    Washington DC: Responding to work emails after work hours may seem like an increase in productivity, but it turns out, it is negatively impacting employee well-being, reports ANI. A new study, authored by Liuba Belkin of Lehigh University, William Becker of Virginia Tech and Samantha A. Conroy of Colorado State University, found a link between organizational after-hours email expectations and emotional exhaustion, which hinders work-family balance.

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    Single Indian women want to write their own wedding vows

    New Delhi: A majority of single Indian women say that they want to write their own wedding vows, a survey has revealed. In the survey conducted by a matrimonial website, single Indian men were asked if they would want to write their own wedding vows. 54.1 per cent said “yes” while 45.9 per cent said “no”. When single Indian women were asked the same, 65.3 per cent said “yes” while 34.7 per

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    Here’s what couch potatoes are costing the world

    Washington DC: A world-first study has revealed that in 2013, physical inactivity cost 67.5 billion international dollars globally in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity, revealing the enormous economic burden of an increasingly sedentary world, reports ANI.

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    Pawar sees pressure on sugar prices continuing next year

    New Delhi: Sugar prices are expected to remain under pressure due to an estimated supply gap of 3.5-4 million tonnes in the next marketing year starting October, former Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said today. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo also asked the industry to be prepared for any government action, including possibility of import of raw sugar to boost domestic supply and check prices.

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    No relief from HC for expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh

    Lucknow: Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh today failed to get a stay on his arrest from Allahabad High Court which directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file its reply by August 5 on his plea challenging the lodging of FIR against him for allegedly using derogatory language against BSP supremo Mayawati.

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    291 babus on foreign postings; 5 overstayed tenure: Govt

    New Delhi: As many as 291 bureaucrats are on foreign postings and five of them have overstayed their tenure, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today. As per available information, 291 officers are on deputation to posts or assignments in foreign countries. Five officers, whose approved tenure ended during the last three financial years, have overstayed without the approval of the competent authority, he said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.

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    Turkey reshuffles military after half of generals fired

    Ankara: Turkey’s top military commanders met today to replace almost half of their generals in a radical shake-up after the failed coup, as authorities shut down dozens of media outlets in a widening crackdown. The hastily convened meeting came after the government ordered the discharge of 149 generals — nearly half the armed forces’ entire contingent of 358 — for complicity in the putsch bid.

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    12 guilty, 8 acquitted in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case

    Mumbai: A Special MCOCA Court on Thursday found 12 accused, including LeT operative and 26/11 plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, guilty and acquitted eight others in the sensational 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. Special MCOCA Judge S.L. Anekar also upheld the prosecution’s plea that the case was part of a larger post-2002 Gujarat communal riots conspiracy to eliminate then Chief Minister (now Prime Minister) Narendra Modi and Vishwa

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    Rawat expands Cabinet, inducts two ministers from Garhwal

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat today expanded his Cabinet, inducting two ministers from Garhwal, seen as an attempt to assuage leaders from the region, who have often complained of neglect, ahead of next year’s assembly polls.

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    Jagga Jasoos is a much-awaited film: Ranbir Kapoor

    Actor Ranbir Kapoor says he is himself awaiting the release of Anurag Basu’s “Jagga Jasoos”, in which he stars opposite his former ladylove Katrina Kaif. The two actors had completed shooting the film despite their breakup. But the release of the film is getting delayed due to various reasons, says IANS.

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    Don’t take success to my head or failure to my heart: Anushka

    In her eight-year-long journey in the Hindi film industry so far, Anushka Sharma has tasted success with commercial hits like “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”, “PK” and the latest, “Sultan” — and also faced failure with “Bombay Velvet” and “Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola”. But the actress-producer says neither success nor failure affects her dedication.

  • Konkana following her mother’s footsteps as a director

    Konkona Sen Sharma’s first feature film as a director, A Death in the Gunj is all set to have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in the Special Presentation Section.

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    Security forces were unaware of Wani’s presence: Mehbooba

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today claimed that the security forces were unaware of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani‘s presence at the scene of the July 8 encounter. “How can one know everything about every encounter?” Mehbooba asked. “As far as I know, what I heard from the police and the army, who said they only knew that there were three militants inside the house but did