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    Monsoon is both a pollution pump and a cleanser, says study

    Bengaluru June 18 (IANS) Like Janus the Greek god the Indian monsoon has two faces according to a report by researchers from Germany in the journal "Science". The report says the monsoon convection not only transports pollutants upward all the way to the stratosphere (that starts at 18 km) from where they disperse globally but it simultaneously provides a "cleansing...

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    2 militants killed in J&K

    Srinagar June 18 (IANS) Two militants were killed on Monday by the Army in an anti-terror operation in Jammu and Kashmir s Bandipora a defence official said. "Two terrorists were killed today in the Panar forest area " Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told IANS here. The Army surrounded the area after militants fired at a patrol party on June 9.On June 13 two militants and a soldier were killed...

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    Melania Trump speaks against border child separations (Lead)

    Washington June 18 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has spoken against a controversial administration policy that separates immigrant parents from their children at the Mexico border media reports said. "Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She...

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    BSP gives shock to Congress, looking to contest 'solo' in Madhya Pradesh assembly election

    BSP looks 'confident' in Madhya Pradesh JUNE 18 (WTN) - Before the Lok Sabha election, the all eyes are on in the assembly election of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. It is believed that before the Lok Sabha election, all political parties would like to try their popularity among the public. As you know, the BSP and SP contested...

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    Renewable energy-based desalination could resolve India s perennial water woes (Comment)

    The ever-increasing demand for potable water is exerting tremendous stress on our existing consumable water resources. Water covers a little over 70 per cent of the earths surface and by this we erroneously presume that there is adequate potable water. Realistically only 3 per cent of this water is potable. According to a study in Science Advances some...

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    Ocean Rimmed World : The Ocean giveth, but the ocean also taketh away (Book Review)

    Book: Ocean Rimmed World; Author R.N. Joe D Cruz; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 563; Price: 575 Universally the travails of fishermen at sea are unending. Written originally in Tamil and translated into English by G. Geetha R.N. Joe D Cruz s novel "Ocean Rimmed World" explores the hardship toil labour of coarse love and change-induced...

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    Six pack abs for social recognition !!!!

    June 18 (WTN)- Six pack abs are in fashion these days. Many Hollywood and Bollywood actors have made them popular. Iconic shirtless pictures of Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir Khan will definitely made an powerful impact. any new generation actors like Hritik Roshan, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff and Sooraj Pancholi have created an huge impact to keep the craze of six packs going.With advent...

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    Partly cloudy sky in Delhi, rains likely

    Partly cloudy sky in Delhi, rains likely New Delhi June 18 (IANS) The national capital woke up to a partly cloudy sky on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius the season s average. The air-quality across the National Capital Region (NCR) was very poor on Monday morning according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR)."The sky will remain...

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    Seoul, Pyongyang meet to discuss sports collaboration

    Seoul June 18 (IANS) Representatives from South Korea and North Korea on Monday discussed sports collaboration between the two neighbours at a meeting held in the truce village of Pan Panmunjom.Among the issues to be discussed is a proposed joint march in the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang Indonesia in August and a formation of united teams in the event reports...

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    3 killed in Japan quake (Lead)

    Tokyo June 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when a an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan s Osaka city. The victims comprised a nine-year-old girl and two men Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. The earthquake was recorded at 7.58 a.m. and had its hypocenter at about 13 km depth in Osaka Prefecture on the island of Honshu the largest in the...

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