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    Archer Atanu bows out of Rio Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: Archer Atanu Das crashed out of the men’s Individual 1/8 Eliminations, ending India’s campaign in the sport at the Rio Olympics here on Friday. Atanu fought valiantly, but ultimately went down 4-6 (28-30, 30-28, 27-27, 27-28, 28-28) against South Korea’s Seungyun Lee. It was a neck-and-neck contest at the Sambodromo that began brightly for Atanu, who scored a perfect 10 in the first set.

  • 4 killed, 34 injured as blasts rock Thai resort cities

    Bangkok: A string of coordinated bomb blasts within hours rocked Thailand’s famous tourist towns, including Phuket, killing four people and injuring 34 others, days after the country voted to accept a military-backed Constitution.

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    Shooters Narang, Chain fail to enter finals of 50m Rifle Prone

    Rio de Janeiro: Indian shooters Gagan Narang and Chain Singh failed to reach the finals of the men’s 50 metres Rifle Prone competition in the Olympics here on Friday. Narang, a bronze medallist in the 2012 Games in the 10 metres Air Rifle, finished 13th in the qualification with a total of 623.1 points.

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    Bishnoi community wants SLP in SC against Salman’s acquittal

    Jodhpur: Mounting pressure against actor Salman Khan’s acquittal in Chinkara poaching case, the Bishnoi community today staged a protest here to demand a Special Leave Petition (SLP) by the Rajasthan government in the Supreme Court against the High Court order. The community also sought a well-structured policy keeping in mind the growing incidents of poaching.

  • Gujarat Assembly to ratify GST bill this month

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Assembly is all set to ratify the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST during its two-day session beginning August 22, also the first sitting of the House after Vijay Rupani took over as Chief Minister of the BJP-ruled state, replacing Anandiben Patel.

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    Mother’s gestational diabetes may cause obesity in pre-teens

    New York: Mothers who suffer from gestational diabetes during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of obesity in pre-teens, according to a study. The new research published in the journal Diabetologia suggested that prenatal, perinatal and postnatal environmental factors impact childhood obesity and intrauterine exposure to maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) places offspring at an increased risk of long-term adverse outcomes.

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    People who are married drink less: study

    Washington: People who are married, or cohabiting, tend to drink less than their single, widowed and divorced counterparts, a new study has claimed. “Intimate relationships cause a decline in alcohol consumption,” said Diana Dinescu from University of Virginia (UVA) in the US. Dinescu and colleagues compared the reported drinking patterns of twins in and out of relationships.

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    Kremlin fires Putin’s longtime ally Ivanov

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin today fired Sergei Ivanov, his chief of staff and one of his closest allies, in the most high-profile power reshuffle at the Kremlin in years. The Kremlin’s press office today issued Putin’s order to “relieve Sergei Ivanov of his duties.” The stern statement was followed by footage of a meeting of Putin, Ivanov and the new chief of staff, Anton Vayno.

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    Norway PM meets President Sirisena

    Colombo: Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg arrived on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka on Friday and was received by Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. Solberg was accorded a guard of honor and a gun salute, following which the two heads of state held bilateral discussions, reports the Colombo Page.

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    Clinton knocks ‘outlandish Trumpian ideas’ in policy speech

    Warren (US): Her political fortunes flourishing, Hillary Clinton attempted to undercut Donald Trump’s claim to working-class voters yesterday, portraying her Republican rival as untrustworthy on economic issues and pushing policies that would only benefit the super-wealthy himself included.

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    With rare humility, Trump concedes he could come up short

    Orlando: In a rare show of humility by the boastful billionaire, Donald Trump is acknowledging that his presidential campaign faces challenges and could ultimately fall short. The Republican presidential nominee is straying from his signature bravado as he campaigns in the battleground state of Florida, even telling a gathering of evangelical ministers yesterday he’s “having a tremendous problem in Utah.” The same day, the reality show star acknowledged that his lack of

  • Assam first state to ratify GST Bill

    Guwahati: Assam on Friday became the first state in the country to ratify the constitution amendment bill on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the assembly unanimously passed the bill.

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    Eurostar staff in Britain begin four-day strike

    London: Staff on the Eurostar rail service between Britain and mainland Europe started four days of strike action today although the company insisted there would be minimal disruption to services. The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers’ Union (RMT) said its members should have “a fair crack when it comes to anti- social hours”.

  • Maruti Cars To Sail Down Ganga: Exploring India’s Waterways Potential

    Marking the breaking of a new dawn, a roll-on-roll-off inland vessel will set sail from Varanasi’s Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram Ghat on River Ganga to West Bengal’s Haldia river port on Friday. The vessel will carry dozens of units of the Maruti Suzuki Alto and the Celerio, marking a monumental day in India’s efforts to tap the potential of its vast waterways network.