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Snake venom can lead to prevention of heart diseases: Scientists. Scientists have found that a snake venom can provide a safer alternative to drugs like aspirin that help prevent blood clots in heart disease patients.

Snake venom can lead to prevention of heart diseases: Scientists

Antiplatelet drugs prevent blood cells called platelets from clumping together and are widely used to treat heart disease. Excessive bleeding after injury is a serious effect of current antiplatelet drugs, such as aspirin. Previous research has found that trowaglerix, a protein in the venom of the Tropidolaemus waglerix snake, stimulated platelets to form blood clots by latching onto GPVI. Platelets missing GPVI do not form blood clots in patients and do not lead to severe bleeding. Researchers from the National Taiwan University in China thus thought that blocking GPVI could prevent blood clotting while avoiding the side effects of prolonged bleeding.

They designed a drug to interact with the protein glycoprotein VI (GPVI) that sits on the surface of platelets. "Some of the currently available antiplatelet drugs target another protein. India crush SA; to face Bangladesh in Champions Trophy semi-final. Defending champions India outclassed South Africa in all departments of the game to enter the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory in London on Sunday.

India crush SA; to face Bangladesh in Champions Trophy semi-final

Petrol pumps not to buy fuel from OMCs starting June 16, may go dry. Petrol pump owners in India have decided not to purchase fuel starting from June 16, protesting against the “unilateral” decision by the government to roll-out the daily revision of fuel prices nationally.

Petrol pumps not to buy fuel from OMCs starting June 16, may go dry

Though the associations are not terming it as a strike, they claim that “no-purchase” from June 16 onwards means petrol pumps are likely to go dry from the day their stock gets over. “It is not a strike, but there will be no purchase of petrol or diesel, starting from June 16,” Ajay Bansal, president of All India Petroleum Dealers' Association, told Business Standard. According to industry figures, India has about 57,000 fuel retail outlets, out of which state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) have a combined network of close to 53,000 outlets. Currently, IOC, BPCL and HPCL review retail fuel prices every fortnight taking into account of the global crude oil prices. Raabta review: Sushant's Shahrukh-like charm works, but plot remains a big dampener.

Film: "Raabta"; Director: Dinesh Vijan; Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and Jim Sarbh; Rating: **** There is something about Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, something sexy without really getting into the bed or talking dirty the way Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor did in "Befikre", which for all practical purposes, has a sexual pun tucked away in the 'fikre'.

Raabta review: Sushant's Shahrukh-like charm works, but plot remains a big dampener

Sex is, of course, important in "Raabta". 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' should be made tax free, says CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani has praised actor Akshay Kumar's upcoming release "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" and says it should be made tax free.

'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' should be made tax free, says CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani

Nihalani on Thursday night watched the trailer of "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" and also shared a photograph of himself with Akshay. "Watched trailer of Akshay Kumar's 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha'. Based on true incidents, it promotes Swachh Bharat. NDTV raids: Indian journalists demand press freedom. India's oldest private news channel New Delhi Television Network (NDTV) known for its hard-hitting, anti-establishment journalism had multiple offices raided by the country's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on June 5, 2017.

NDTV raids: Indian journalists demand press freedom

Many have called an ‘attack on freedom of the press’ orchestrated by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). According to news reports confirmed by NDTV, a former disgruntled employee of the firm Sanjay Dutt had compelled the CBI to file a complaint based on “false allegations.” In response to complaints against NDTV founders Prannoy and Radhika Roy, CBI raided NDTV offices in New Delhi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, and other offices of the broadcaster, along with the homes of the founders. Numerous media reported that Roy's failure to repay borrowed loans and “for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 48 crore to ICICI Bank” were the reason for the raids. — Sidharth Bhatia (@bombaywallah) June 6, 2017.

Indian Army 'fully ready' for two-and-a-half front war: General Bipin Rawat. Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, in an interaction with ANI, said that the Indian Army is well prepared to face external, as well as internal threats to the country.

Indian Army 'fully ready' for two-and-a-half front war: General Bipin Rawat

Speaking to ANI General Bipin Rawat said, "Indian Army is fully ready for a two-and-a-half front war". The Army Chief added that even though India is ready for a multi-front war, there are effective mechanisms available to defuse an adverse situation. "Even the PM has stated that for the last forty years not even a single bullet has been fired on the Indo-China border," said General Rawat.

In a freewheeling conversation with ANI, General Rawat also informed that a new strike corps, 17 Strike Corps, is being raised specifically for mountain warfare. Fat boy in space: What Isro must to for people to remember its achievements. The Indian space programme has had many monumental successes.

Fat boy in space: What Isro must to for people to remember its achievements

On June 5, we witnessed one of them: the launch of the first GSLV Mk III carrying an active cryogenic upper stage. Where were you as it happened and what were you doing? Everyone had expected the launch to succeed given how assiduous Indian Space Research Organisation scientists have traditionally been. And with its success, we now wait for the next big thing so we can cheer for it when it comes along.

Virat Kohli only Indian in Forbes highest paid athletes list, earns $22 mn. Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature among the world's 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Virat Kohli only Indian in Forbes highest paid athletes list, earns $22 mn

Kohli, 28, has been ranked 89th on the 2017 Forbes list of 'The World's highest paid athletes' with a total pay of $22 million, which includes $3 million from salary and winnings and another $19 million from endorsements. Describing Kohli as the "Indian cricket phenom", Forbes said the sports star has "for good reason" already drawn comparisons to all-time great Sachin Tendulkar. It added that Kohli has continuously shattered batting records and in 2015 was named the captain of the Indian national team, making him one of the youngest players to ever hold the job. "The vast majority of his income, however, comes from one of the sports world's most impressive sponsorships portfolios," Forbes said. The list has been topped by Ronaldo with a total pay of $93 million. Flights to Doha longer as Indian carriers skip UAE; take Pak, Iran routes.

Fliers from India will now spend an additional half hour on their flights to Doha, with the worsening crisis in the Persian Gulf prompting carriers to skip airspace over the UAE.

Flights to Doha longer as Indian carriers skip UAE; take Pak, Iran routes

On Monday, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. They also suspended air, sea and land transport. The UAE also asked all foreign airlines to obtain prior clearance to use its airspace for Doha flights. Delhi Police detain 10 Jet Airways pilots for abusing DGCA on social media. Ten Jet Airways pilots who were taken off duty for wrongly addressing a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official have been detained by Delhi police for making obscene remarks.

The pilots were detained on a complaint from the DGCA on Tuesday afternoon and the incident could snowball into an agitation. “DGCA has filed a complaint (against pilots) for making remarks against our officials on social media. It is for the police to take any action,” Director General of Civil Aviation B S Bhullar said in a text message response. A spokesperson for Delhi police said they were examining the matter and no arrests had been made yet. MP farmers' strike: Police firing kills 5; CM Chouhan blames Cong for stir. Five farmers were killed and several others injured on Tuesday in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh as police opened fire on peasants who indulged in violence and pelted police with stones. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered a judicial probe after holding a meeting with senior civil and police officers. Mandsaur city and Piplya Mandi area were put under curfew after violence. The state government also announced Rs 10 lakh compensation to the kin of each of the killed farmers.

Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh Chairman Shivkumar Sharma identified the dead as Bablu Patidar, Sarender Patidar, Kanhaiya, Satyanarayan, and Akhilesh, who is said to be a college student. Chouhan blames the Congress After the police firing, protesters became more violent and set a number of vehicles afire. Qatar-Saudi rift part of turmoil Trump's visit left behind in West Asia. US President Donald Trump made two West Asian countries his first foreign destinations as president. In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, he participated in three summit meetings – a bilateral with the Saudi ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz; a meeting with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC); and a third meeting with the leaders of the Islamic world, described as the “Arab-Islamic-US Summit”.

From Riyadh, he went to Israel where he visited Jerusalem and the West Bank. Ten days later, the region presents a picture of disarray, the most visible aspect of it being the rising tension between Qatar on the one hand and Saudi Arabia and other sheikhdoms on the other. The tour produced several speeches, statements, agreements and press conferences, which, taken together are being described as a “Trump Doctrine” for West Asia.

CBI raids NDTV's Prannoy Roy for 2008 deals with ICICI Bank. Officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday raided the residence of senior journalist and co-founder of listed broadcaster New Delhi Television (NDTV) Prannoy Roy and other premises linked to the organisation. The investigation agency has registered a case against Roy, his wife and NDTV co-promoter Radhika Roy, their private firm RRPR Holdings and NDTV India. The First Information Report (FIR) also mentions “unnamed ICICI Bank officials” among the suspects. The FIR, which has alleged criminal conspiracy and invoked Prevention of Corruption Act, was based on a complaint by Quantum Securities, a firm run by Delhi-based stockbroker and NDTV shareholder Sanjay Dutt.

Dutt, who once shared a close relationship with the Roys, had lodged several complaints against NDTV and its promoters with various agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Board of India and the income tax department. Now, pay Rs 25 every time you withdraw cash from an SBI ATM, mobile app. While the government is urging citizens to move towards a cashless economy after its mammoth demonetisation drive, the country's largest bank has brought in revised service charges that became effective on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Here are the increased charges you will have to factor in: 1. ICC Champions Trophy: Top 8 memorable India vs Pakistan matches. The most awaited contest in the ICC Champions Trophy, 2017, will be the one between arch-rivals India and Pakistan -- on Sunday, June 4, at Edgbaston, Birmingham. WhatsApp not indulging in predatory pricing, says CCI after complaint. There is "no substance" in the allegations of predatory pricing made against WhatsApp even though the messaging app is dominant in the relevant Indian market, according to Competition Commission of India (CCI). Rejecting a complaint, CCI on Thursday emphasised that there are no significant costs preventing the users to switch from one consumer communication application to another. Trump has a very honest view of things, I like such people: Vladimir Putin.

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, on Thursday praised the US President Donald Trump and said he was exactly the kind of person he liked most. Putin said he had never met Trump but that he agreed relations between their countries had to improve and he was willing to talk with the US leader. IT jobs can be saved if senior executives take pay cuts: Narayana Murthy.

IT companies can protect the jobs of youngsters if senior executives take pay cuts, said Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy. Cow should be national animal, its killers must get life term: Rajasthan HC. The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday suggested that the cow should be declared a national animal and its killers be sentenced to life imprisonment. In India's richest city, 1 in 3 children in BMC schools is malnourished. IS hates what Ariana Grande stands for - that's why we should celebrate her. The so-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the recent bombing of an Ariane Grande concert in Manchester. Whether it really was involved or not has yet to be verified. Key men at TCS get 31% pay hike, despite slowdown in IT industry. Tata Consultancy Services, India's largest IT firm, offered a more than 31 per cent hike in remuneration to its key managers at a time when the rest of the company's employees received average salary increase of around 10 per cent.

RCom woes: Pain from telecom wars extends beyond Ambani sibling spat. Inside story behind Modi govt's move to regulate cattle slaughter markets. While there has been outrage over the new rules framed by the government banning the sale of cattle for slaughter, the exercise to frame these rules started out to put an end to something happening in neighbouring Nepal. The government is on record saying that the new Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules 2017 was conceived on the directions of the Supreme Court (SC). Strike today: Chemists down shutters across India, protest e-platform plan. Be cautious: China warns Modi on launch of India's longest bridge in Assam. Sachin: A Billion Dreams: A glorified account of an over-glorified celeb. India beat New Zealand by 45 runs via D/L method in warm-up tie. London airports mayhem: British Airways blames Indian IT services. Bhupen Hazarika Setu launched by Modi today to help Army keep China at bay.

You don't have to be a cricket fan to love 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' Caste violence in Saharanpur a 'well-planned' conspiracy: Adityanath govt. Devendra Fadnavis's chopper crash-lands in Latur; CM tweets 'I'm safe' Local defence manufacturing gets a boost, India to pick industry champions. Caste politics in Saharanpur: As violence escalates, Yogi suspends DM, SSP. Pro Kabaddi season 5 auction sees teams spend Rs 47 crore. Manchester Arena attack: 'No defeat, no pity', city unites against bomber. Saharanpur protests herald a new phase in Uttar Pradesh's dalit politics.

Shatrughan Sinha supports Arvind Kejriwal, Lalu Prasad; Twitter war erupts. Xiaomi Redmi 4 on sale from noon today: Phone's a steal at Rs 6,999. UK attack: 19 dead after explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. GST impact on corporates, economy, real estate and markets. Echoes of Saharanpur in Delhi: Thousands at Jantar Mantar for Dalit protest. Real 'Airlift' hero Matthunny Mathews dies in Kuwait. IPL final 2017: Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant; Dhoni defeated. Will Thalaiva take the plunge? Rajinikanth politics in Movie-mad Tamil Nadu. Vivo V5s: An iPhone lookalike that justifies its 'selfie king' label. OnePlus 5 smartphone to have DxO enhanced camera for superior photography. Coal scam case: Former coal secretary H C Gupta convicted. Do you order food on Zomato? Beware! Hackers may have stolen your data.

Actress Reema Lagoo passes away of cardiac arrest at 59. Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017: Top 10 highlights from price to fuel efficiency. I-T raids properties in NCR linked to Lalu Prasad on benami deals charges. Xiaomi launches VoLTE-ready Rs 6,999 Redmi 4 smartphone: Things to know. Nokia 3310 will start selling in India from 18 May for Rs 3,310. After India-Pak face-off, ICJ says ruling on Jadhav 'as soon as possible' Meet the Indian teen who has developed world's smallest satellite for Nasa. 'IT sector to layoff up to 2 lakh engineers annually for next 3 years'

iPhone 5S for Rs 15,499! Best deals on Day 2 of Flipkart Big 10 Sale. Pink slips likely for manual testing: Indian IT layoffs to go on for 2 yrs. 56,000 IT jobs in danger? Infosys, TCS say they're not responsible for mess. Triple talaq case: Why Muslim women should welcome a Uniform Civil Code. Good news for Apple fans! You may soon get an iPhone 5S for Rs 15,000. Vijay Mallya held guilty of contempt; SC asks him to appear in person. HUDCO IPO: Should you invest? India's Champions Trophy squad: Rohit returns; Pant, Raina on standby. 82 Chibok girls released from Boko Haram's captivity; Nigerians celebrate. More job cuts in India? Cognizant to expand local hiring in US. NEET: Five arrested for attempting to leak question paper. Vivo V5s: At Rs 18,990, it's a wallet-friendly smartphone for great selfies. Johnson & Johnson powder gave a woman ovarian cancer; now it has to pay up. India's South Asia Satellite is a Rs 10,000 crore gift for its neighbours.

Apple pins hope on India even as global iPhone sales dip. Want to shed extra kilos? Try eating avocados. Indian Army weighs fitting reply to LoC beheading. Here are its options. 'We don't endorse this': No petrol on Sundays gets thumbs down from govt. Bought a Noida house? 14 projects just got stalled along Yamuna Expressway. IPL 2017: RCB beats Gujarat by 21 runs; Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal shine. Nation wants to know: Arnab Goswami gets a legal notice for the phrase. Update details to link PAN and Aadhaar, mismatch leads to failure. Narendra Modi on two-day visit to Gujarat, to inaugurate series of projects. Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pak keeps India issue on the boil, wants to shock & awe. Renita Saint: United Airlines could have avoided PR nightmare by following economics 101. Eicher CEO downplays Bajaj claims, says not easy to unseat Royal Enfield. Renita Saint: Linking PAN to Aadhaar is now compulsory. Here's how to do it.

Renita Saint: Hardik Pandya's fireworks take Mumbai Indians to 184/8 vs RPS. Renita Saint: Namami Gange project in a shambles, Narendra Modi intervenes. Renita Saint: Yogi Adityanath Cabinet waives off crop loans worth Rs 36,000 crore. Renita Saint: And the winner of 'Indian Idol 9' is L.V. Revanth. Infosys vs founders: Full text of Murthy's letter on COO Rao's pay hike. Renita Saint: P V Sindhu beats Carolina Marin to win India Open, avenges Olympic loss. Renita Saint: Amazon mobile carnival: Great deals on iPhones, OnePlus 3T & other mobiles. Renita Saint: Tigor launched at Rs 4.7 lakh: Tata eyes a seat in Swift Dzire's market.

Renita Saint: UP meat sellers on strike against Yogi's crackdown, restaurants to be hit. Renita Saint: Apple to start making iPhone 6 and 6S models in India over next two months. Oppo F3 Plus smartphone with dual front camera setup launched in India. Renita Saint: Yogi Adiyanath bans pan, gutka in UP offices, allocates portfolios. Renita Saint: Apple releases red iPhones, cuts prices on lower-end iPads. Renita Saint: Modi's message after Yogi Adityanath's elevation as UP CM- Hindus will rule.