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Common workout mistakes to be avoided

If done correctly, exercises can improve your physique, body movement, joint strength and much more. But people tend to make minor mistakes in their body posture while working out which can even cause harm to health, say experts. Experts have pointed out some of the mistakes:   * Letting your knees cave in: This can cause knee injury due to ...

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Education can boost men’s chances of online dating

Hard to find a partner online? Rev up your education levels, as women are more likely to prefer educated partners while dating online, a study of online dating behaviour of over 40,000 people has found. The findings showed that women in the reproductive age or under 40 are more picky about the education level of men they prefer and seek ...

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Hair loss gene could improve cancer immunotherapy: Study

 Harnessing the gene behind hair loss could help improve cancer immunotherapy.   A study by Columbia University Irving Medical Center researchers confirmed the possibility. “While immunotherapies have shown great promise in cancer, most patients do not benefit from these treatments because their tumours are able to evade the immune system,” said a lead researcher, Angela M. Christiano.  “But one way ...

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Court: Michigan voters will decide redistricting proposal

Lansing, Aug 1 : Michigan voters this fall will get to decide whether to change how their state’s congressional and legislative districts are drawn. In a 4-3 ruling late Tuesday, the state Supreme Court rejected a challenge to an anti-gerrymandering ballot measure, meaning it will go to a statewide vote in November. The constitutional amendment would entrust redistricting to an ...

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After “Civil War, Bloodbath” Remark, Police Case Against Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee. Photo: Collected New Delhi, Aug 1 : Mamata Banerjee has been accused of inciting “hate and tension” among communities in a police complaint filed by activists of the ruling BJP in Assam, hours after she warned of a “civil war and bloodbath” over a list of citizens that leaves out 40 lakh people from the northeastern state. The ...

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Mexican president-elect vows to end use of fracking

Mexico City, Aug 1 : Mexico’s president-elect said Tuesday that he will end fracking, the oil and gas extraction method that has just begun to take root in areas of the country’s north. Asked about the potential risks of fracking at a news conference, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, “We will no longer use that method to extract petroleum.” Mexico ...

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Trump at rally makes false claim on photo IDs for groceries

Tampa, Aug 1 : President Donald Trump on Tuesday wrongly claimed that shoppers need to show photo identification to buy groceries and accused Democrats of obstructing his agenda and his Supreme Court nominee during a raucous rally aimed at bolstering two Florida Republicans ahead of the state’s primary. Trump, addressing thousands of supporters in one of the nation’s top electoral ...

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Royal Navy rescued suicide bomber 3 years before attack

London, Jul 31 : The Royal Navy rescued the Manchester Arena suicide bomber and his younger brother from the civil war in Libya three years before he killed 22 people at the Ariana Grande pop concert. Britain’s Daily Mail reported Tuesday that the HMS Enterprise picked up Salman Abedi and more than 100 other British citizens from the Libyan coast ...

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Month of Mourning begins

Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. File photo Dhaka, Aug 1 : August, the month of mourning when the nation lost greatest leader father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, begins on Wednesday. A group of disgruntled army officers killed Bangabandhu along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975. The ruling Awami League has ...

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Commuters suffer as passenger busses go off streets

Students take to street again   Photo: Students staging demonstrations at Science Lab area protesting killing of 2 college students. Dhaka, Aug 1 : Commuters in different parts of the city were facing serious troubles in reaching their destinations on Wednesday as public transports went off the streets apprehending agitations by students. School and college students started demonstrations for the ...

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