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    After Padma snub, Vinesh questions system for sports awards

    New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Wrestler Vinesh Phogat on Sunday said that the government was not honouring current achievements whenever it handed out awards to sportspersons. Vinesh was one of the nominees whose names were sent by the Sports Ministry for the Padma awards but her name was not on the list of awardees released on Saturday.Vinesh said in a statement, a screenshot of which she...

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    Large quantity of coronavirus detected at Wuhan seafood market

    Beijing, Jan 26 (IANS) Experts of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have successfully isolated the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the environmental samples of a seafood market in Wuhan, indicating that the virus stems from wild animals on sale at the market.Thirty-three of the 585 environmental samples collected from the Wuhan's Huanan Seafood...

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    ISL: Kerala Blasters, ATK head coaches handed two-game bans

    New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) ATK's head coach Antonio Habas and goalkeeping coach Angel Pindado and Kerala Blasters head coach Eelco Schattorie have been handed two-match suspensions in addition to fans for their alleged involvement in a scuffle during the closing stages of an ISL match. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Sunday that its Disciplinary Committee found the...

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    Suspected coronavirus patient admitted in Jaipur hospital

    Jaipur, Jan 26 (IANS) A man in his 20s has been admitted to the SMS Hospital for suspected coronavirus infection, Medical Superintendent Dr D.S. Meena confirmed here on Sunday.The patient pursued a medical degree in China but had come to the Pink City for a postgraduation course. His exact age could not be immediately ascertained.Health Minister Raghu Sharma has directed health officials...

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    Tweaking of tax slabs, raising basic exemption limit on Budget agenda

    New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) As the clamour grows for more money into the pockets of consumers and households to boost consumption in the economy, the government is discussing multiple options on cuts in personal income tax (PIT) in the forthcoming Union Budget.A final decision on personal Income Tax cuts will be taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the next few days.The...

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    Living near highways linked to higher dementia risk

    Toronto, Jan 26 (IANS) Researchers have revealed that living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS).For the findings, published in the journal Environmental Health, researchers from the University of British Columbia analysed data for 678,000 adults in Metro Vancouver.They found that...

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    Aus Open: Federer, Djokovic reach QF; Jabeur creates history

    Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic remain on course to meeting each other at the semi-final of the 2020 Australian Open. Both players won their respective fourth round matches and went through to the quarter-finals in Melbourne on Sunday.Federer, 38, faced Hungary's Marton Fucsovics who managed to win the first set of the match. But the Swiss great hardly...

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    Commons ex-speaker now part-time prof

    London, Jan 26 (IANS) Former House of Commons Speaker John Bercow has become a part-time professor of politics at Royal Holloway, University of London, a media report said. "We can confirm that the Right Honourable John Bercow has joined the Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London, as professor of politics," a Xinhua report quoted a...

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    Mansi wins 2nd successive Junior Ranking title

    Bengaluru, Jan 26 (IANS) Haryana girl Mansi Singh won the All India Junior Ranking badminton tournament on Sunday for the second successive time. Mansi beat M Meghana Reddy in straight games to wrest the title.Mansi, who won the junior ranking event in Chandigarh last week, had dropped just one game en route to the final and displayed the same form as she won 21-10, 21-14 in just 25 minutes to...

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    Budget booster likely for capital gains on property and equity

    New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In what is being billed as a make or break Budget to revive the economy, the Modi government is likely to introduce heavy duty measures for rationalization of key equity taxes including scrapping capital gains on sale of property, shifting the tax applicability of dividend distribution tax (DDT) to the receiver and extending the timeline of long-term capital...

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