Argentina defeat marks end of an era for two-time champs

Argentina defeat marks end of an era for two-time champs

Argentina’s Lionel Messi reacts (REUTERS/File Photo)   SOCHI, July 2 (Reuters): Argentinian headlines may have been dominated by the enigma that is Lionel Messi, tactical turmoil in the team and the Messianic Maradona in the background – but all that is history now as elimination by France spells the end of an era for the […]

Wozniacki edges past Sabalenka in Eastbourne final

Wozniacki edges past Sabalenka in Eastbourne final

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki celebrates with the trophy after winning the final against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka. (Reuters)   EASTBOURNE, July 1 (Reuters): Top seed Caroline Wozniacki got the perfect boost for Wimbledon as she beat Belarussian upstart Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6(5) to claim the Eastbourne grasscourt title on Saturday.   The Dane found herself behind in […]

Uruguay’s dedication and commitment key to victory – Tabarez

Uruguay’s dedication and commitment key to victory – Tabarez

Uruguay’s Diego Godin and Luis Suarez celebrate after the match. (REUTERS)   SOCHI, Julu 1 (Reuters): Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez lauded his side’s dedication and commitment on Saturday after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Portugal took them into the quarter-finals of the World Cup.   Edinson Cavani, who failed to finish the match after suffering […]

Selena Gomez is being positive

Selena Gomez is being positive

Los Angeles, July 1 (IANS): Singer-actress Selena Gomez feels it is important for her to de-stress her life after an eventful past year.   “In general, I think it’s important just to remain positive. I’m at that age where I think that’s what matters, is making sure I’m healthy, and people are happy that I love,” […]

Classical dance makes dancers’ foundation strong: Madhuri Dixit

Classical dance makes dancers’ foundation strong: Madhuri Dixit

Mumbai, July 1 (IANS): Madhuri Dixit, known not only for her acting skills, but also for her evergreen dance numbers like “Dhak dhak karne laga”, “Choli ke peeche kya hai”, “Kay sera sera” and “Kaahe chhed mohe”, says classical dance strengthens a person’s foundation in the art form.   An accomplished kathak dancer herself, Madhuri, who […]

Jamie Foxx not worried by Holmes’ relationship rumours

Jamie Foxx not worried by Holmes’ relationship rumours

Los Angeles, July 1 (IANS): Actor Jamie Foxx is enjoying himself while hanging out with his friends at an annual fundraising event in Miami and doesn’t seem to be worried by actress Katie Holmes’ relationship rumours.   Following a report that the couple had been planning a wedding and called it off because they split due […]

Vanessa Paradis marries film director in France

Vanessa Paradis marries film director in France

Los Angeles, July 1 (IANS): Actor Johnny Depps former companion Vanessa Paradis has married film director Samuel Benchetrit.   This is the first marriage for the French singer and actress. Paradis and Depp’s two children – daughter Lily-Rose, 19, and son Jack, 16- were also in attendance at the discreet wedding ceremony.   According to the […]

Thousands rally in Hong Kong over Beijing’s tightening grip

Thousands rally in Hong Kong over Beijing’s tightening grip

A protester carries a former colonial flag during a march in Hong Kong, China, July 1, 2018, the day marking the 21st anniversary of the city’s handover to Chinese sovereignty from British rule. (REUTERS)   HONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters): Thousands of Hong Kong people braved sweltering heat on Sunday to protest against Beijing’s tightening […]

China introduces new tariff cuts

China introduces new tariff cuts

Beijing, July 1 (IANS): China on Sunday introduced new tariff cuts covering consumer goods and automobiles to help increase imports.   Tariffs on 1,449 taxable consumer goods were reduced from an average rate of 15.7 per cent to 6.9 per cent, including home appliances, food and beverage, cosmetics and medicines, according to the Customs Tariff Commission […]

Hormone intake could change DNA

Hormone intake could change DNA

London, July 1 (IANS): Even small dosage of hormone intake can alter gene expression in a way that also affects the next generation, warns a study.   In an experiment with pigs, the researchers demonstrated that the administration of even extremely low doses of an endocrine disruptor chemical (EDC) — an exogenous substance that has the […]

Pakistan hands over list of Indian prisoners

Pakistan hands over list of Indian prisoners

Islamabad, July 1 (IANS): The Pakistan government has handed over a list of 471 Indian prisoners in the country to the Indian High Commission here, an official statement said on Sunday.   The prisoners comprise 53 civillians and 418 fishermen.   This measure comes under the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement which the two neighbours […]