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Any recognition motivates you to do better: Comedian Vir Das

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Indian actor-comedian Vir Das, who made it to an international Variety Magazine's '10 Comedians to Watch' list of 2017 earlier this month, says any kind of recognition sets a certain kind of expectation -- motivating you to keep doing better. The past few months have been a whirlwind of sorts for Vir, who has been busy with international stand-up comedy tours, p...

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Justin Bieber to team up with Brazilian star

Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber is ready to team up with Brazilian superstar Anitta to work on a new song. However, it's still unclear whether the duet will be a brand new song or a remix of Anitta's hit single Paradinha, reported aceshowbiz.com. Bieber recently created a storm with his remix of Luis Fonse and Daddy Yankee's Latin song Despacito. The song has bee...

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Varun, Alia 'honoured' to launch 'Bhikari' music

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt say it was an honour for them to launch the music for choreographer Ganesh Acharya's maiden Marathi directorial Bhikari. Was an honour to launch the music for Masterji's film 'Bhikari', Varun tweeted on Monday night. Alia tweeted: Such a pleasure to launch Masterji's song today! A film that's made from his heart. A...

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My live shows are live: Ed Sheeran hits back

Los Angeles, June 27 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran, who is due to perform in India later this year, has hit back after he was accused of not performing live at his Glastonbury concert. Sheeran took to Twitter on Monday to explain that what the viewers and concertgoers heard during his performance was a skilled use of loop station instead of a backing track, reports aceshowbiz.com. Th...

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Trump unpopular worldwide, American image suffers: Survey

Washington, June 27 (IANS) President Donald Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the US have also declined steeply in many nations, a new survey has revealed. The survey spanning 37 nations by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre issued late Monday showed a median of just 22 per cent has confidence in Trump to do the right thing w...

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Cameroonian striker Joel nets brace to sink former club

Rio de Janeiro, June 27 (IANS) Cameroonian striker Joel Tagueu scored two first-half goals as Brazilian football club Avai upset hosts Botafogo 2-0 in Brazil's Serie A championship. The 23-year-old struck in the sixth and 17th minutes against his former club as Avai posted their second win of the season on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency. The result at the Nilton Santos Stadiu...

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Modi-Trump summit: Hugs, business and support for India

If hugs and handshakes are markers to personal and bilateral relationships, then the first get-to-know meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump seems to have been singularly successful. The optics -- as seen on TV -- showed Trump proffering his hand of friendship to Modi -- he called him a true friend more than once in the course of the day -- aft...

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5 dead in Delhi fire

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Five persons, including a six-year-old girl, have died and four others injured in a fire that broke out in a slum here, the city police said on Tuesday. The fire broke out in a slum cluster in the Okhla Industrial Area around 10 p.m. on Monday. Nine people were trapped in the blaze, of whom five are dead. When th victims were rushed to the Safdarjung an...

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Got to know Sanjay Dutt as a human being with biopic: Vicky Kaushal

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Actor Vicky Kaushal says the audience will get to know the true story of actor Sanjay Dutt minus his star status in filmmaker Rajkummar Hiranis untitled upcoming biopic. He says he got to know the truth behind Sanjay's life after working on the biopic, and was in awe of it. Asked whether the biopic will bring forward a different side of Sanjay Dutt's lif...

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Yogi completes 100 days as Uttar Pradesh CM

Lucknow, June 27 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday completed 100 days in office and said he was committed to the welfare of the farmers and poor. He said his government was committed to Jan Sangh ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay's ideal of antyoday, or the rise of the poorest of the poor. Addressing the media here, Adityanath said that his government wa...

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Dravidian assault: Bahubali may save Bollywood from its mindless exertions

There is a scene in Richard Attenboroughs film Gandhi where Shriram Lagoo playing Gopal Krishna Gokhale prevails upon the South Africa-returned barrister Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi (played by Ben Kingsley) to travel all over India. As an astute observer, Gokhale's character knows that Gandhi has both the product as well as the potential to recreate the South Africa magic in India. He ju...

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Birth-photography: Framing labour room moments for eternity

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Happiness knows no bound for a mother who holds her baby for the first time after battling with the excruciating pain undergone during the labour hours. What if one gets a chance to look back at those moments later? In a new and emerging trend, women photographers are turning their cameras toward framing the special moments during birth. Already a trend ...

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Kiren Rijiju praises Kailash Kher for 'divine voice'

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has praised singer Kailash Kher, who performed here for a charity, and said the country is blessed to have such a divine voice with kind heart. Kailash Kher ji, India is blessed to have such a divine voice with kind hearted. I just couldn't go away due to your mesmerizing voice, Rijiju tweeted on Monday night.

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US House panel unveils $696.5 bn defence policy bill

Washington, June 27 (IANS) The US House Armed Services Committee unveiled a $696.5 billion defence policy bill that is more than what was requested previously by President Donald Trump, the media reported. The committee's version of the National Defence Authorization Act (NDAA) would authorize $28.5 billion more than what was requested by Trump, but is $8.5 billion less than what the com...

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'Thugs Of Hindostan' is rough, tough: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is busy with his next Thugs Of Hindostan, says the film is rough and tough. Amitabh on Tuesday tweeted: Back from work on 'Thugs Of Hindostan'... It is rough and tough! But when ever did anyone gain without it. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Thugs of Hindostan, which went on floors last month also stars Aamir Khan, Katrina...

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Australian population aging, more diverse, less religious: Study

Canberra, June 27 (IANS) The Australian population is aging, more ethnically diverse and less religious than in the past, according to the 2016 national census released on Tuesday. About 95.1 per cent of the Australian population responded to the census, which is carried out every five years, Efe news quoted the Australian Bureau of Statistics census as saying. The 2016 census es...

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EU to slap Google with record-breaking fine on Tuesday: Report

London, June 27 (IANS) The European Union is slated to announce on Tuesday the imposition of a record-breaking fine of more than 1.1 billion euros, or nearly $1.2 billion, on Google for abusing its monopoly over internet search, media reported. Google has been accused of manipulating its search engine results to favour its new shopping service at the expense of smaller price-comparison w...

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'Stopped Mansarovar pilgrims as Indian troops crossed border'

Beijing, June 27 (IANS) China on Tuesday said it stopped Indian pilgrims from travelling to the Kailash Mansarovar due to the ongoing face-off between the troops of the two nations triggered by Indian soldiers who crossed the Chinese border. Beijing's reaction comes in the wake of the reported stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops in Doka La region at the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-ju...

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2nd n-plant at Kudankulam to restart generation soon

Chennai, June 27 (IANS) The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) will restart generation soon, said a senior official of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL). The unit was under outage since June 25 afternoon due to control circuit malfunction, said Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (Posco). The unit most probably would restart ge...

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Apple, Cisco to help firms get cyber security insurance discounts

Las Vegas, June 27 (IANS) Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed plans to collaborate with networking and security major Cisco to get discounts on cyber-security insurance premium for businesses that use products of both companies. Cisco separately announced the impending launch of a Security Connector app for the iPhone and iPad. Making a surprise entry to share the stage with Cisco CE...

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