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Look up to Tiger, he is my inspiration, motivation: Disha Patani

Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Actress Disha Patani, who shares screen space with Tiger Shroff in a music video, says that she looks up to him and considers him her inspiration and motivation. At the launch of their song Befikra, Disha, asked if she learned any dance steps from Tiger in real life, said: Yes, all the time. I always try, I really look up to him. Actually I am doing gymnastics now ...

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Music of 'M Cream' unveiled

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Times Music on Tuesday unveiled the music of director Agneya Singh's upcoming internationally acclaimed film M Cream starring Imaad Shah, Ira Dubey, Auritra Ghosh and Raaghav Chanana. The music of the film has been composed by the music company Studio Fuzz with Srijan Mahajam, Arsh Sharma, Nikhil Malik as the composers. About the music, Srijan said: Compos...

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Indian institutions can tie up with foreign varsities for degree programmes: Irani

Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said Indian universities and colleges can tie up with foreign educational institutions (FEIs) in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to the award of a degree. For the first time in the history of our country, the government of India has now allowed institutional tie ups for degree prog...

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Brain-dead woman becomes saviour for four in Kolkata

Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) A 70-year-old brain-dead woman here bequeathed a new lease of life to four persons, with her kidneys and cornea were successfully transplanted in the city's first multi-organ cadaver donation operation on Monday. The two kidneys, two cornea and the liver were harvested from the body of Sovana Sarkar - declared brain dead on Monday - in deference to her wish to don...

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Three hardcore Maoists gunned down in Chhattisgarh

Raipur/Jagdalpur, June 28 (IANS) Three hardcore Maoists were shot dead in a gunfight between police and the left-wing ultras in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday, police said. The bodies of all three insurgents were recovered from the spot as well as a significant amount of arms and explosives, said Inspector General of Police, Bastar, S.R.P. Kalluri and Sukma's Superintendent of ...

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Kazakhstan beats Thailand in race for Asian seat on Security Council

United Nations, June 28 (IANS) Kazakhstan beat Thailand in the second round of hotly-contested elections to become the first former Soviet Asian country to win a seat on the Security Council Tuesday after a deadlock in the initial balloting for the Asian slot. Kazakhstan received 138 votes in the new voting, passing the two-thirds bar of 129 votes in the 193-member General Assembly to su...

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Exim Bank funding Gandhi IT-BT park in Cote d'Ivoire

Bengaluru, June 28 (IANS) Export-Import Bank of India said on Tuesday it has extended $20 million line of credit to the West African country of Cote d'Ivoire for financing the Mahatma Gadhi IT and Biotechnology (BT) park project. The IT-BT park will enable Indian IT and biotech companies to access West African markets with ease, as the project will be a dedicated free trade zone, the Ban...

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Dalmia Bharat looks at increasing capacity utilisation of cement units

Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Amid growing demand, the Dalmia Bharat group expects capacity utilisation of its cement plants in the eastern region will increase, a top official of the group said on Tuesday. The eastern market is expected to grow at around 10-12 per cent this year. We aim to grow at almost double that rate. In Bengal the growth has been robust and the trend is expecte...

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Odisha reduces VAT on pulses to 1%

Bhubaneswar, June 28 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Tuesday approved reducing Value Added Tax (VAT) on pulses from five percent to one percent for three months on an experimental basis. The government reduced the tax rate on pulses and dals of all kinds under OVAT Act, 2004 for three months with effective from July 1 this year in order to restore stability in prices of these commodities in...

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Thailand, Kazakhstan deadlocked in UN Security Council race

United Nations, June 28 (IANS) Thailand and Kazakhstan were deadlocked in the hotly-contested race for the Security Council seat, with neither getting the two-thirds of the votes in the first round of balloting in the 193-member General Assembly. The two nations along with the Netherlands and Italy, which are contesting one of two European seats, went into the second round after Bolivia ...

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Four policemen shot dead in Balochistan

Islamabad, June 28 (IANS) Suspected militants on Tuesday killed four police officials in Balochistan province of Pakistan, media reported. The unidentified militants attacked two police vehicles in two areas of the provincial capital Quetta, killing four policemen who received multiple bullet injuries. The suspects escaped from the scene of the attack in both instances. -...

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CCPA meet on Wednesday to decide on monsoon session

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) will meet here on Wednesday to finalise the dates for Parliament's monsoon session, likely to begin from July 18. The CCPA will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) in room number 155 of the South Block, an official source told IANS. The meeting will be chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. According to th...

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Humid Tuesday in Delhi, light rains likely on Wednesday

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) It was a partially cloudy but humid Tuesday in Delhi with the maximum temperature settling at 35.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average but the humidity was as high as 98 per cent, the weather office said predicting light rain on Wednesday. Wednesday will remain partly cloudy and light rain/thunder shower is likely to occur in some areas, an o...

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Brexit: Scotland sets up expert group to advise on aftermath

London, June 28 (IANS) Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has set up a standing council of experts to provide her with advice following the Brexit vote. She was speaking at Holyrood after last week's UK referendum resulted in voters backing to leave the European Union (EU) by 52 per cent to 48 per cent, BBC reported. Sturgeon, who will travel to Brussels on Wednesday for t...

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Chargesheet in Kolkata flyover case, murder charges withdrawn

Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Police on Tuesday filed chargesheet before a city court indicting 10 people for culpable homicide among other offences, in the flyover collapse case that claimed 26 lives. The move came on a day when police arrested two engineers of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority. A portion of the under construction Vivekananda Road flyover in the city's P...

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Labour leader Corbyn refuses to resign despite no-trust vote

London, June 28 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in the British Parliament Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday refused to step down after a motion of no confidence in him was passed by the party's MPs in the wake of Brexit vote. The 172-40 vote, which is not binding, followed resignations from the shadow cabinet and called on Corbyn to quit, BBC reported. After the result, the Labour Party leade...

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No friction between army, CRPF over Pampore op: Northern Command

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Indian Army's Northern Command on Tuesday denied any friction between the army and the CRPF in handling the Pampore operations, in the wake of reports that the two forces were competing for credit for killing the two militants in the 48-hour long operation. Certain sections of the media have reported about the friction between the army and CRPF (Central Rese...

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David Cameron rules out second EU referendum

London, June 28 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday ruled out a second referendum on Britain's European Union membership. The Prime Minister's spokesperson said that holding another vote was not remotely on the cards, the Telegraph online reported. The clarification came amid a petition calling for a re-run in the event of a close result and following speculat...

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Liverpool pay Southampton $45.3 million for striker Mane

London, June 28 (IANS) Liverpool made official on Tuesday the signing of Senegalese striker Sadio Mane from Southampton for the next five football seasons. Mane, 24, joins Liverpool in a deal that cost 34 million pounds sterling ($45.3 million), reports Efe. He underwent medical tests on Monday. I am very happy to be a part of Liverpool Football Club, the Senegalese told the Liv...

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Procurement of Rabi pulses reaches 68,000 MT

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Procurement of rabi pulses has reached 68,000 MT as on June 27, a Union Food Ministry source said on Tuesday. According to the source, together with earlier procurement of 51,000 MT of Kharif, total domestic procurement of pulses by government agencies has reached to 1, 19,000 MT. In addition, 14,321 MT more of pulses have been imported by the governmen...

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