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May 31, 2017

Venus Williams enters third round of French Open

Paris, May 31: Venus Williams eased into the third round of the French Open with a straight sets win over Japanese Kurumi Nara here on Wednesday.Williams, who is seeded 10th, won 6-3, 6-1 in an hour and 20 minutes, reports Efe. The 36-year-old American, who has seven Grand Slam titles, is set to face the winner of the match between Belgian Elise Mertens and Dutch Richel Hogenkamp.

Didn’t face any problem from CBFC: ‘Behen Hogi Teri’ director

New Delhi, May 31 : Filmmaker Ajay Pannalal says he didn't face any problem regarding the censorship of his forthcoming film "Behen Hogi Teri" from the Central Board of Film Certification.The romantic comedy, starring Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan, got caught in controversy when Pannalal and the producer of the film were arrested for allegedly hurting religion sentiments of a Hindu group in Jalandhar. They are now out on bail. Pannalal has shown Rajkummar dressed like Lord Shiva and riding a bike on the film's…

Amazon launches direct air freight service to China

Beijing, May 31 (IANS) Retail giant Amazon has launched direct cargo flights from the US to Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province.The planes which were carrying products, including food, clothes and household appliances ordered by Chinese buyers, flew from New York, Chicago and Los Angels to the Chinese transportation hub, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport offered good logistics services to cross-border e-commerce platforms, sources with Amazon logistics…

IIT – Kharagpur develops technology to make pollution-free biofuel

Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Researchers at IIT - Kharagpur have developed a technology that has the potential to make biofuel manufacturing cheaper, quicker and free of pollution.The 'soil-to-soil' manufacturing technology developed at the P.K. Sinha Centre for Bioenergy at IIT - Kharagpur is in the process of being patented. Researchers say bioethanol can be produced from various naturally available ligno-cellulosic components, but to do so the biomass needs to be treated chemically and in some cases physico-chemically. Because…

Smoking may cause bone degeneration in youngsters

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Youngsters who smoke may be at risk of developing low bone density -- a condition that may lead to an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, experts say."Smoking has a negative effect on the bones, causing loss of bone mass and, eventually, premature osteoporosis when young people take up smoking," Raju Vaishya, Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon, at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, said in a statement on Wednesday. Smoking as a habit typically begins in high school or the college years, when…
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