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    E-cigarette usage among US kids doubled in 2 years

    New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers have found that the number of kids vaping nicotine in the US has doubled in the past two years.Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey that included children in Classes 8, 10 and 12, shows alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years, according to the study published in the New England...

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    Dengue cases increase in Uttarakhand

    Dehradun, Sep 19 (IANS) Uttarakhand has witnessed a surge in dengue cases for sometime now. Although officially there was no data on the number of cases, unofficially it was being said that there were over 1,000 cases.An official of the state's Directorate of Health Services on the condition of anonymity, said: "The lower areas of the state were more affected and the condition is grim across the...

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    Satwik-Chirag bow out of China Open

    Changzhou (China), Sep 19 (IANS) The Indian men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty crashed out of the ongoing China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament after suffering a straight-game loss to Japan's Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda on Thursday.Satwik and Chirag, ranked 15th in the world, could not maintain their decent start against their fourth-seeded opponents and went...

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    Washington Monument to reopen after years of renovations

    Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The Washington Monument, one of American capital city's most iconic landmarks, is set to reopen on Thursday after several years of renovations.The 555-foot tall marble obelisk named after the nation's first President has received an upgrade to the existing elevator, as well as a new permanent screening facility, according to a release by the National...

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    CBI arrests former OCA secretary in chit fund scam

    Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested former honorary secretary of Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Ashirbad Behera in connection with his alleged links with Artha Tatwa (AT) chit fund scam.Behera was arrested by the CBI early this morning after a non-bailable warrant was issued by a court. Owner of Hotel Solan Inn, Kamalakanta Das was also...

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    Present your thoughts better through Facebook music feature

    Facebook launches music feature for Indian users Know the specialty of the new music feature of Facebook SEP 20 (WTN) - Social media has reached millions of people in India, the world's second largest populated country since the Internet revolution. After having smartphones in almost every hand and cheap internet plans, there are crores of users of social networking sites like...

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    This day, that year: When Yuvi created record

    New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) September 19, 2007, a date which Indian cricket fans can never forget. It was on this very day back when former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh set Kingsmead on fire hitting six sixes in an over bringing the world to its feet.In the first edition of the T20 World Cup in South Africa, India were in a tight spot as they had to beat England in their group game to keep their...

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    Hima Das ruled out of World Championships

    New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Ace sprinter Hima Das will not be participating in the upcoming World Championships 2019 due to a back injury. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday took to Twitter to provide the information and said: "Unfortunately 400m athlete Hima Das will not compete at the World Championships 2019 in Doha due to back injury." On September 9, the AFI named seven...

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    UN General Assembly to spotlight climate change: Guterres

    United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 74) will spotlight climate change in the coming days when leaders gather at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss issues of common concern, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said."We will spotlight climate change, which threatens everyone and everything," the UN chief told...

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    Govt urged to look into AMTZ MD's sudden removal

    Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan to look into the sudden removal of Jitender Sharma from the post of Managing Director at Andhra Pradesh Med Tech Zone (AMTZ).Rajiv Nath, Forum Coordinator of AIMED, urged the government to make use of the services of the...

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