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Age-old values that help lead a sound life

Title: Mantras for Success; Author: Shiv Malik; Publisher: Konark Publishers; Pages: 286; Price: Rs.295 Title: Feeling at East with Yourself; Author: Rajiv Parti; Publisher: Konark Publishers; Pages: 218; Price: Rs.295 Know the purpose of your life and identify the sacrosanct values and convictions dear to you, advises Shiv Malik, as he delves into a rich career of 43 years in bu...

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Australian state Victoria bans smoking in prisons

Melbourne, June 30 (IANS) Smoking will be banned in Australian state Victoria's prisons from Wednesday, in a push to make prison life healthier for inmates. The Victorian government flagged the ban last year, and the Corrections Department has been working with Quit Victoria, the state's anti-smoking body, to formulate programmes specifically for the prison population, reported Xinhua ne...

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Dunga still Brazil coach despite Copa America exit

Rio de Janeiro, June 30 (IANS) Brazil coach Dunga will keep his job until after the 2018 World Cup despite the team's quarterfinal exit at the Copa America, the country's top football official said. Brazil were eliminated from the continental tournament in Chile on Saturday after losing their quarterfinal clash with Paraguay on penalties, reported Xinhua news agency. Dunga, who t...

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No mistakes, only lessons: Big Sean on Ariana Grande breakup

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Rapper Big Sean opened up about his love life and breakup with singer Ariana Grande, saying that the relationship gave him lessons. It is no mistakes in life, though - only lessons. That's all it is. I'm just... I'm just living it. It is no god, it is no script. You know, we just out here doing what we doin'. Feelin' it out, Sean said at the 2015 BET Award on ...

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Always wear a helmet: Kamal Haasan

Chennai, June 30 (IANS) In support of the state government's decision to make helmet rule mandatory from Wednesday, actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has urged everybody to wear a helmet and drive safe. Haasan recently received a flak from fans for shooting a bike sequence in his forthcoming Tamil release Papanasam without wearing a helmet. Please wear a helmet while riding a two-whee...

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Rajnath Singh to review security of Amarnath Yatra

Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to review the security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra and offer prayers at the Himalayan cave shrine on July 2. The home minister will review the security arrangements for this year's Amarnath Yatra along with Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed and senior officials of state and ...

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Moderate intensity earthquake jolts Kashmir

Srinagar, June 30 (IANS) A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook the Kashmir valley in the early hours of Tuesday. A moderate intensity earthquake occurred at 3.40 a.m. today, an official of the local MET department here told IANS. The magnitude of the earthquake was 5.5 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Hindukush mount...

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Himachal panel seeks details of Priyanka Vadra's land deal

Shimla, June 30 (IANS) The local administration of Shimla has been told to provide within 10 days information about the land purchase by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Vadra near this popular hill station, the Himachal Pradesh Information Commission has ruled. Provide information about Priyanka Vadra's land deal at Mashobra (near Shimla) within 10 days to an RTI activist...

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Puerto Rico's governor calls for negotiated moratorium on debt payments

San Juan, June 30 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla on Monday announced his intention to call together the island's creditors and bondholders to seek a negotiated moratorium lasting several years on paying its huge debt, which has choked the public finances in an economy that has been practically stalled for the past 20 years. In a televised message, Garcia Padilla...

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Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris's double date

London, June 30 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift took out some time to go on a date with her boyfriend Calvin Harris even though she was occupied with her 1989 world tour in Britain. In a new photograph shared by Swift on her Instagram page, the duo can be seen enjoying an outdoor double date with friends Gigi Hadid and her rumored boyfriend Joe Jonas here, reports aceshowbiz.com. In t...

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Clarke injured hip 'break dancing' with Schwarzenegger

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Emilia Clarke has revealed that the real cause behind her hip injury that left her unable to walk without the help of crutches, is a break dance with her Terminator Genisys co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger. The 28-year-old star opened up about the injury while attending a premiere of the science-fiction movie here. I fractured my hip break dancing with Ar...

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Sandra Bullock's Minion shoes to be auctioned

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Actress Sandra Bullock is auctioning off her quirky Minion inspired shoes for charity. The 50-year-old, who plays villain Scarlett Overkill in the new Despicable Me spin-off Minions, has revealed the bright-yellow pumps she wore to the Los Angeles premiere on Saturday, will go under the hammer at non-profit Los Angeles-based organisation Art + Practice.

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Catwalk models aren't sexy: Bar Refaeli

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Popular model Bar Refaeli doesn't find catwalk models sexy. The 30-year-old Israel-born beauty spoke about her views on runway models in an interview for the August issue of HELLO! Fashion Monthly, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I've never done catwalk because I was never skinny or tall enough. I was more of a sexy type of model and catwalk models aren't s...

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Rod Stewart's new album to release in October

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) British rock legend Rod Stewart has finished work on his new album Another Country, which is set to release on October 23 via American music label Capitol Records. Talking about his penchant for writing personal and honest songs, Stewart said he found the freedom to experiment with different sounds for his latest album. When my last album was so well-...

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UN chief deplores airstrikes on UN compound in Yemen

United Nations, June 30 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon on Monday deplored coalition airstrikes on a UN compound in Aden, Yemen, urging a full investigation into the incident. The airstrike that happened on Sunday seriously damaged a UN Development Programme office and injured a guard, UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq said, Xinhua reported. The inviolability of UN premi...

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Taylor Swift reaches out to sick fan

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Taylor Swift offered the biggest hug to a fan named Emily after she detailed how the singer's music had helped her while battling medical problems caused by a congenital heart defect. After her Barclaycard British Summer Time show at Hyde Park here, she posted on Twitter: I think it's amazing that you're so honest about how it's affected you. It's impo...

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Rihanna adopts stray puppy at nightclub

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Singer Rihanna adopted a stray puppy she found in a bathroom as she partied at a nightclub here. The 27-year-old pop star and her friends documented their find in a number of videos which they posted on the photograph and video sharing application Snapchat. Rihanna has even expresses her disbelief at finding the puppy in the restroom, reports femalefirst.co.uk...

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IS families escape into Turkey from northern Syria

Ankara, June 30 (IANS/EFE) At least 20 members of families living under Islamic State crossed from Syria into Turkey amidst the Kurdish advance on al-Raqqa, the main stronghold of the radical group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Monday. The London-based NGO noted that the family members included 13 women, one of them is a Tunisian doctor, and that initial reports...

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Tunisia makes arrests over Sousse terror attack

Tunis, June 30 (IANS/AKI) Tunisia has arrested a significant number of suspects in the terrorist attack on foreign tourists at the beach resort of Sousse that killed at least 38 and injured dozens, Interior Minister Mohamed Najem Gharsalli said on Monday. Gharsalli said the first part of the network responsible for the gun attack at the beachfront Imperial Marhaba Hotel had been detained...

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Austria's Donauinselfest music festival attracts 3.3 mn visitors

Vienna, June 30 (IANS) The 32nd Donauinselfest (Danube Island Fest) held here over the weekend, attracted a record 3.3 million visitors, its organisers said on Monday. The previous attendance record for the annual three-day open-air music festival, one of the largest in Europe, was 3.2 million in 2013, according to Xinhua. Festival organiser Thomas Waldner said the atmosphere on ...

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