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EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT SALT MAY BE WRONG

Have you ever been told that consuming more salt will make you thirstier? Well, it could be just an old wives’ tale, say new studies by Russian cosmonauts. So far we have known that if your salt, or sodium chloride, intake is high, you will get more thirsty and hence, drink more water. This will …

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HEAVY RAINS MAY HAVE SHAPED MARS SURFACE

WASHINGTON (TIP): Heavy rain on Mars may have reshaped the red planet’s impact craters and carved out river-like channels on its surface billions of years ago, a new study has found. Changes in the atmosphere on Mars made it rain harder and harder, which had a similar effect on the planet’s surface as seen on Earth, scientists …

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The full GST rate schedule for goods

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:May 20, 2017 9:29 am Srinagar: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with MoS for Finance Santosh Gangwar, J & K Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia and CBEC Chairperson Vanaja N Sarna addressing a press conference on the concluding day …

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What was won or lost at The Hague

Written by Mosharraf Zaidi | Islamabad | Published:May 20, 2017 9:49 am People hold posters of Kulbhushan Jadhav and light fire crackers as they celebrate the International Court of Justice order on Jadhav, in Ahmadabad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) The provisional measures announced by the International Court of Justice have been …

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Iran votes in first presidential election since nuclear deal

Iranians voted Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. The election is largely viewed as a referendum on the 68-year-old cleric’s more moderate policies, which …

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The task against a cussedly defiant Pakistan lies ahead

Written by Rana Banerji | Published:May 20, 2017 9:50 am India should try to work on a strategy which de-escalates Pakistan’s embarrassment or humiliation after the ICJ verdict. Asserting its jurisdiction under Art 36(1), staying Kulbhushan Jadhav’s execution and ruling that ‘spies’ or ‘terrorists’ cannot be excluded from consular access …

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Macron’s first non-Europe trip focuses on fighting extremism

On his first official trip outside Europe, new French President Emmanuel Macron is highlighting his determination to crush extremism with a visit to French-led military forces combating jihadist groups in West Africa. Macron was greeted Friday by Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at an air base in the eastern city …

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