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US-China trade war fears hit global stock markets hard

New York, June 20 (IANS) Stock markets fell around the world on Tuesday in the wake of US President Donald Trump's latest tariffs threat to China. The Dow Jones was down more than 300 points, or 1.6 per cent, at the open after Asian and European markets fell sharply earlier, reports BBC. Trump has threatened to put tariffs on an extra $200bn of Chinese goods, sparking fears of a ...

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Will present full budget in July: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Settling speculation over the nature of the state budget for fiscal 2018-19, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said he would present a full budget in July. I will present a full budget for the state in July first week, Kumaraswamy told reporters at the Press Club in his maiden press conference after assuming office on May 23. He said Congr...

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Raonic beats Yuki Bhambri, advances to Queen's Club 2nd round

London, June 19 (IANS) World No 31 Milos Raonic of Canada entered the second round of the Queen's Club tennis tournament after defeating world No 84 Yuki Bhambri of India 6-1, 3-1 on Tuesday. Bhambri was forced to retire early due to injury, just 45 minutes into the popular men's tune-up event for Wimbledon, which starts July 2, reported Efe. Before Bhambri's withdrawal, Raonic w...

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Dalit boys video upload: Maharashtra panel notice to Rahul, Twitter

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) on tuesday issued notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Twitter Communications Pvt. Ltd. for allegedly uploading videos of the three Dalit boys were stripped and paraded in the state's Jalgaon last week. MSCPCR Chairperson Pravin Ghuge took immediate cognizance of a complaint received ...

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Japan stun 10-man Colombia, create World Cup surprise

Saransk (Russia), June 19 (IANS) A late Yuya Osako header gave Japan a 2-1 victory over 10-man Colombia in an entertaining World Cup Group H match here on Tuesday. Osako broke Colombia's resistance in the 79th minute after Juan Quintero's free-kick cancelled out an early Shinji Kagawa penalty at the Mordovia Arena, reports Xinhua news agendy. The South Americans were forced to pl...

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Kashmir in political crisis as BJP-PDP government falls

Srinagar/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir was pushed into a major political crisis on Tuesday after the BJP suddenly pulled out of the ruling combine with the PDP, bringing down Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's 27-month-old government amid surging violence in the state. The decision, which surprised the Mufti-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and came days after the central go...

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BAFTA draws out diversity norms for 2019 film awards

London, June 19 (IANS) The British Academy of Film and Television Academy (BAFTA) has brought into effect new eligibility requirements aimed at improving the diversity of its film awards. Entries into two categories will be required to meet diversity standards, reports hollywoodreporter.com. First announced in 2016 and now confirmed for the 2019 BAFTA awards, the requirements imp...

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National Digital Library launched

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Human Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use. The digital library at present hosts 17 million-plus items (books, audiobooks, images, etc) in 200-plus languages from more than 170 institutions. ...

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India repatriates six Pakistani prisoners

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India on Tuesday repatriated six Pakistani prisoners back to their country, the External Affairs Ministry said. Six Pakistan prisoners were repatriated today via Attari/Wagah border, the ministry said in a statement. In addition, four Pakistan prisoners have already been released and repatriated in 2018, so far, it stated. India attaches high pr...

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Manika thrilled to return home as UTT's Delhi leg opens Wednesday

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) As the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) moves to Delhi for the second leg, 2018 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Manika Batra on Tuesday expressed her excitement at the prospect of playing in front of her home crowd for the first time after her Gold Coast feats. Manika is already on a high with superb performances for Dabang Smashers, who have rocketed t...

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JK Tyre national racing championship kick-starts July 6

Coimbatore, June 19 (IANS) The 21st edition of the JK Tyre FMSCI national racing championship will get underway here on July 6, with the countrys top drivers vying for the mantle of Indias fastest racer of the year, the organisers announced on Tuesday. Besides revealing the dates for the upcoming season, JK Motorsport also unveiled a string of exciting motorsports events, right from circ...

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Khalid, Rukhsar to recreate 'Rim jhim' moment on TV

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actors Khalid Siddiqui and Rukhsar Rehman will recreate Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koiralas Rim jhim rim jhim romantic number for an upcoming sequence in Mariam Khan -- Reporting Live. In an upcoming sequence, the show will delve into the love story of Majaaz and Madeeha -- Khalid and Rukhsar's characters -- and this scene will be a part of this flashback sequence.

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Government banks continue to fund coal projects in India: Report

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A majority of government-owned banks and financial institutions continued to fund coal projects in India in 2017, an analysis of energy project lending said on Tuesday. It also reveals that comparatively, private financial companies are investing more in renewable energy projects compared to coal. The report 'Coal vs Renewables Finance Analysis' by the D...

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I've always been non-conforming: Poonam Dhillon

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Playing by the rules of the game has not been something Poonam Dhillon has done -- not when she was at the peak of her career, and not even now. The veteran actress says she likes to work at her own will, as per her own taste and pace. Poonam, 56, is currently seen in Dil Hi Toh Hai. She is also doing a film with Luv Ranjan. While she has been away from ...

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Chandigarh bans private coaching classes during school hours

Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Authorities in Chandigarh on Tuesday announced a ban on private coaching classes during school hours. The ban will be effective from July 1, District Magistrate Ajit Balaji Joshi said. It has come to the notice... that most of the private coaching centres in the city of Chandigarh remain open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. These coaching centres are involved in ...

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Art is apolitical: Paresh Rawal

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Art and artistes exist beyond religion, politics and boundaries, says veteran actor and politician Paresh Rawal, who believes the audience must also watch the performance of an artiste in an apolitical manner. In an era when artistes are attacked because of their political ideology, how must the audience respond to an artiste? The BJP MP (Lok Sabha/Ahmedaba...

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Australian court fines Apple for misleading customers

Canberra, June 19 (IANS) An Australian court on Tuesday asked Apple to pay a fine worth $6.6 million for misleading customers who bought its devices between February 2015 and February 2016. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a lawsuit in the Australian Federal Court against Apple and its subsidiary in the country after investigating hundreds of customer compl...

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FIFA World Cup: Over 5,000 fans travel through Belarus to Russia

Minsk, June 19 (IANS) More than 5,000 fans have travelled through Belarus to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the State Border Service Committee of Belarus said on Monday, reports Xinhua. The majority of fans cross the border via Minsk National Airport. More than 3,400 fans have already travelled to Belarus this way. The second popular way is to travel by train, and the third one is b...

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Facing flak back home, Trump attacks Merkel's migration policy

Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has attacked the German government's approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants. Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition looked tenuous. Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending her government's immigration policy. Meanwhile, Trump has a...

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Global stocks fall on trade war fears, rise in oil prices

New York, June 19 (IANS) Stock markets have fallen sharply amid fears of a further deterioration in US-Chinese trade relations. Tensions in Germany's coalition government over migration policy added to investors' uncertainty. The Dax in Frankfurt ended 1.4 per cent lower, with the Cac in Paris closed down 0.9 per cent and Madrid fell 0.8 per cent on Monday, while London's FTSE 10...

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