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Zayn Malik still dealing with anxiety issues

London, June 28 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik has cancelled more gigs amid reports his anxiety issues are still preventing him from performing on stage alone. He pulled out of Capital FM's Summertime Ball last year, later revealing his absence was due to anxiety. The former One Direction star has also cancelled some gigs in Japan, after initially rescheduling them. According to The Su...

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IMF cuts 2017 economic growth forecast for US

Washington, June 28 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund revised its 2017 gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for the US downward from 2.3 per cent to 2.1 per cent, citing the Trump administration's inability to implement its economic policies. The IMF on Tuesday also cut its forecast for 2018 US GDP growth to 2.1 per cent from 2.5 per cent, Efe news reported. The Wash...

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Natural soaps for monsoon skin care

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Rainy season brings in damp weather which may affect your skin. Incorporating some minor changes in your routine during monsoon can help keep your skin fresh and glowing, say experts. Beauty experts at Biotique and Amit Sarda, Managing Director, Soulflower, share some tips on skincare during monsoon. * Ayurvedic or natural soaps gently wash away body im...

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57 killed in US-led airstrikes against IS in Syria

Beirut, June 28 (IANS) At least 57 people were killed in airstrikes allegedly carried out by the US-led coalition against a prison run by the Islamic State terror organization in the Syrian city of al-Mayadin, a British-based war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Tuesday that the air raids killed 42 civilians and 15 guards and Islamic State prisoners on...

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3 American journalists resign after writing on Russia, Trump campaign

Washington, June 28 (IANS) Three journalists of American news channel CNN, including the head of the investigative unit, resigned after writing a story about members of President Donald Trump's electoral campaign having financial ties with Russia. Reporter Thomas Frank, editor Eric Lichtblau and the executive editor of CNN's investigative unit, Lex Haris, presented their resignations, wh...

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Queen Elizabeth II gets 8% pay rise to $104.9 mn for 2018-19

London, June 28 (IANS) Britain's Head of State is to receive from the State an 8-per cent pay rise, up to a total of 82.2 million pounds ($104.9 million) to help cover her costs in 2018-19, the Royal Palace said. Queen Elizabeth II will see her income rise by 6 million pounds and be paid through a financial arrangement known as the Sovereign Grant, which pays the salaries of those who wo...

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Daniel Day-Lewis to play 'dressmaker' in last film

Los Angeles, June 28 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who announced his retirement from films last week, has reportedly made plans to go out with a bang by playing a dressmaker in his last film. Day-Lewis' last film will be directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and is slated for a release in 2018. He's so method, it takes him three years to prepare for a role. He was telli...

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US preparing to help victims of global cyber attack

Washington, June 28 (IANS) The US government is preparing to help any institution affected by the new cyber attack that is affecting companies around the world, officials said. The multi-pronged attack by a type of ransomware virus called Petya over the past few hours has affected dozens of institutions, businesses and banks in Russia and Ukraine, as well as Denmark's Maersk shipping com...

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Ed Sheeran's fourth album will be 'acoustic'

London, June 28 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran says he has been working on his fourth album for over six years. He says the album will be very acoustic. The 26-year-old says he has six or seven tracks for the new album after writing a song every year since 2011, reports dailymail.co.uk. Since soaring to international prominence with + in 2011, Sheeran later released 2014's X (Multiply)...

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'US warning of possible Syrian chemical attack is provocation'

Moscow, June 28 (IANS) Russian lawmakers dismissed the US warning of a possible chemical attack by the regime of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad as a provocation aimed at justifying its own plan to strike the Syrian government forces. Declaring the possibility of a new chemical attack in Syria, Washington may itself prepare a pre-emptive strike against government forces, said Konstanti...

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South African Parliament briefed on Gupta family naturalization

Cape Town, June 28 (IANS) South Africa's Parliament was briefed on naturalization granted to the controversial Indian Gupta family. Director General of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) Mkuseli Apleni on Tuesday, appeared before Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, but former Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba (now Finance Minister) and the current Home Affairs Minist...

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Modi invites Dutch investors to India

The Hague, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited Dutch businesses, particularly its pension funds, to invest in India where doing business is being rapidly eased through a series of economic reforms. Modi, who is on an official visit to the Netherlands, met the country's leading chief executives, along with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte, here in the nation's c...

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Slain Junaid's brother shifted to Apollo Hospital

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Sakir, brother of Junaid who was stabbed to death in a passenger train on June 23, was shifted to the city-based Apollo Hospital on Tuesday. Sakir was earlier admitted to the trauma centre of All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The boy (Sakir) was bought to Apollo today (Tuesday). Team has already been constituted to monitor his condition and provid...

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In Netherlands, Modi pitches for women empowerment in India

The Hague, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for women's empowerment, saying he is working for a women-led development of India. There is a government sitting in the Centre that is thinking about women-led development, Modi said while addressing a gathering of 3,000-strong diaspora here. Implying that it was paying dividends, he said that...

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Bengaluru celebrates its founder Kempegowda's birthday

Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) The 507th birthday of Bengaluru founder Kempegowda was celebrated on Tuesday with gaiety and fervour by the Karnataka government and the city's 10 million denizens. Kempegowda's birthday will be celebrated in all the 30 districts across the state on June 27 every year as 'jayanthi' (festival) to commemorate his singular contribution to the growth and development...

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Bengal to write to Centre seeking deferment of GST rollout

Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government will write to the Centre seeking postponement of the July 1 start to the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, as small and medium traders are not yet prepared for the new tax system, a state minister said here on Tuesday. The country's small and medium traders are still not ready for the GST rollout, Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who is a...

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Zen Hospital awarded for advanced laparoscopic surgery

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Zen Hospital -- the first in Maharashtra to start 3D laparoscopic surgery -- was on Tuesday announced as the Best Centre for Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery in Maharashtra. Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, in the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, handed over the award to the hospital's Director, Roy Patankar. Zen Hospital is India's f...

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Provisioning for large NPAs not to impact earnings: SBI

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Lending major SBI on Tuesday said it may have to make a little more provisioning towards large NPA (non-performing asset) accounts referred by the RBI for resolution and that this should not badly impact earnings. According to State bank of India (SBI) Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya, pretty large provisions have already been made for these accounts. Bhatta...

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No issues with CBFC, my problem is with society: Ekta Kapoor

Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) After fighting many battles with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the trailer of Alankrita Shrivastav directorial venture Lipstick Under My Burkha was released on Tuesday in Mumbai. During the film's trailer launch, Ekta Kapoor, who will be presenting and distributing the film, said that she had no problem with the CBFC, but with the society. ...

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Congress accuses BJP of 'thousands of crores' of corruption

New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP government of indulging in massive corruption of thousands of crores by exempting some foreign companies, including four Chinese firms, from paying anti-dumping duty on soda ash. The party also demanded that a Supreme Court-monitored investigation, under a sitting judge, should be carried out in this regard. A cor...

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