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Sunscreen users more likely to worry about skin cancer, says study

Washington, 2 July-2014(ANI): A new study has found that fear and worry about skin cancer has a bigger influence on people’s use of sunscreen than information about the statistical likelihood of developing the disease. Sunscreen users more likely to worry about skin cancer, says study Marc Kiviniemi, lead researcher and …

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Plea to include Arabic, Persian in civil services exams dismissed

New Delhi, 2 July 2014(IANS): The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a plea challenging a notification by the UPSC by which Arabic and Persian languages were excluded from the list of optional subjects for the civil services examinations. “The plea sought quashing of the March 5, 2013 notification of the …

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President receives the first copy of book on Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, 2 July-2014(PTI): President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of a coffee-table book ‘First Citizen: Pranab Mukherjee in Rashtrapati Bhavan’ on Wednesday.The book published by The Week magazine was released by Dr. Karan Singh in the presence of the President and Mr. Philip Mathew, Managing Editor, The Week. …

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Union Govt puts on hold hike in LPG, kerosene rates

New Delhi, 2 July-20149PTI): The government on Wednesday put on hold a hike in LPG prices in states including Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, where an increase in local levies had led to a rise in fuel rates. Union Govt puts on hold hike in LPG, kerosene rates A protest …

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Drinking will be banned, not bikinis on Goa beaches: CM Parrikar

Panaji, July 2 (IANS): Bikinis will not be banned from Goa’s beaches, but drinking alcohol in public and on the state’s popular beaches will not be tolerated, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday, while defending a cabinet minister who has demanded a ban on revealing clothes in pubs. “We cannot …

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US senator McCain meets Sushma, discusses Iraq and Afghanistan

New Delhi, July 2(IANS): US senator John McCain Wednesday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discussed ways to boost the bilateral relationship, as well as the situation in Iraq and Afghanistan. US senator McCain meets Sushma, discusses Iraq and Afghanistan The meeting came on a day India summoned a …

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Union Home ministry to review VIP security

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday ordered a review of the VIP security cover given to political leaders and other individuals by the erstwhile Congress government. Union Home ministry to review VIP security At a high-level meeting here, the minister said security arrangements should be …

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Three ministers inducted Mamata’s cabinet in West Bengal

Kolkata, July 2(IANS): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday inducted three ministers, including two new faces, in her ministry. Three ministers inducted Mamata’s cabinet in West Bengal “The two new faces inducted in the ministry are Jyotirmoy Kar, minister-in-charge co-operation department and Ashis Banerjee, minister of state for higher …

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