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Layún lauds Mexico's victory over Germany as historic

Novogorsk (Russia), June 18 (IANS) Mexico left-back Miguel Layún on Monday billed his national football team's 1-0 victory over defending World Cup champion Germany in their opening group stage game in Russia as historic but warned against complacency. Layún, 29, who plies his trade with Spanish La Liga side Sevilla on loan from Porto, spoke with Efe a day after Mexico beat the odds by...

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Ari Aster seeks inspiration from real life for 'Hereditary'

Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Ari Aster took inspiration from his own experience to make horror film Hereditary. Aster began envisioning Hereditary after his own family endured a string of trials over a three-year period. Things had gotten so relentlessly awful that the feeling prevailed that we basically must be cursed. I'm always writing from a personal place, but I al...

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Sushma Swaraj arrives Monday on maiden visit to France

Paris, June 18 (IANS) Taking stock of the progress on the series of agreements that India and France signed during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March would be high on the agenda as Indias External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Paris later Monday on a two-day visit. This is the first visit that Swaraj will be making to France in her four-year tenur...

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Pakistan issues fresh notes for Eid

Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) issued fresh and crisp notes worth $3 billion to mark the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr Gifting cash money to the younger members of the family by their elders is a deep-rooted tradition in Pakistan during Eid celebrations, Xinhua news agency reported. The practice compels the government to release fresh notes of various denomi...

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Does India have a Defence Minister, wonders Shiv Sena

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Launching a fresh salvo at the Central government against the backdrop of the Jammu and Kashmir violence, the Shiv Sena on Monday asked whether India really has a Defence Minister?. Without naming Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally attacked her as a very weak and ineffective, faceless personality, who is at the helm, w...

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I enjoy being in front of the camera: Manushi Chillar

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Every beauty pageant winner finds her next move to Bollywood, so will Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar, who is going to give away her Miss India title to her successor on Tuesday night and the Miss World crown later this year, do the same? She says though she has discovered her love for the camera of late, her Bollywood decision is something she would like to leave for th...

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Telangana rural body chief arrested for kicking woman

Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Police in Telangana's Nizamabad district on Monday arrested the chief of a rural local body for kicking a woman over a property issue. Mandal Parishad President (MPP) Immadi Gopi, who belongs to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), has been charged with assaulting the woman, A. Rajavva, and criminal intimidation. The MPP, a former Maoist, kicked R...

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Being good doesn't depend on religion, colour: Akon

Los Angeles, June 18 (IANS) Popular American singer-rapper Akon says being a good person does not depend on the religion, colour and race but on how you treat others. Akon on Monday took to Twitter and wrote: Being a good person does not depend on your religion, status, race, colour, political views or culture. It depends on how you treat others. The 45-year-old rapper rose to pr...

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General Electric faces fines in France over jobs pledge

Paris, June 18 (IANS) France is threatening to take the unusual step of fining General Electric if it fails to create a set number of jobs in the country. It is claimed the US industrial giant will renege on a pledge to produce 1,000 new jobs by the end of the year. Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud said GE would face a Euro 50,000 penalty for every job not created. The mov...

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Mavericks edge out Maharashtra in UTT thriller

Pune, June 17 (IANS) Ayhika Mukherjee's giant-killing ways stood out as RP-SG Mavericks thwarted a gallant charge from Maharashtra United and eked out a narrow 11-10 victory in their Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) clash at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Sunday. After Ayhika, Kou Lei and the mixed pair of captain Harmeet Desai and Doo Hoi Kem had won the first three matches to p...

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AAP holds march in support of Kejriwal, four CMs urge PM to resolve crisis

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi's ruling AAP on Sunday held a march to support Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and three of his cabinet colleagues, who have been holding a sit-in at the LG office for the last one week, even as the four non-BJP Chief Ministers met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to immediately resolve the crisis. Kejriwal and his colleagues have been demanding t...

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Kejriwal guarantees IAS officers' security, asks them to return to work

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday assured the IAS officers of their safety and security and urged them to return to work and attend ministers' meetings. I wish to assure them that I will ensure their safety and security with all my powers and resources available at my command. I have given similar assurances earlier also to many officers who have be...

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Government ends ceasefire in J&K, dismay in Valley

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) As terrorist activities continued even after a month-long Ramadan ceasefire announcement in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral initiative, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month, evoking dismay among people in the state. The Home Ministry announcement, a day after Eid festivities, said that operations against...

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End of Ramadan ceasefire causes dismay in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) The central government's decision on Sunday not to extend the Ramadan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir evoked mixed reactions, with the ruling PDP expressing its unhappiness. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Rafi Ahmad Mir said the party was not happy with the decision announced by the Union Home Ministry in view of the unending violence during Ramadan, bla...

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Public representative kicks woman in Telangana

Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a block-level public representative in Telangana kicked a woman after she hit him with a 'chappal' over a land issue on Sunday. Mandal (block) Parishad president (MPP) Immadi Gopi kicked the woman in full public view. The video clip of the incident which has since gone viral on social media shows A. Rajavva falling on ground after the pub...

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Uruguay's Varela dreams of playing with Suarez in FC Barcelona

Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), June 17 (IANS) Uruguay defender Guillermo Varela on Sunday revealed that his dream is to play for FC Barcelona alongside his compatriot Luis Suarez. Varela was asked about the rumours that have appeared in several media outlets indicating that striker Suarez had advised the Catalan football giants to sign him, reported Efe. The 25-year-old defender respo...

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Uruguay's Sanchez thrilled after World Cup debut

Nizhy Novgorod (Russia), June 17 (IANS) Uruguay midfielder Carlos Sanchez said on Sunday that he was living the dream after making his FIFA World Cup debut against Egypt in their opening match in Russia on Friday. Sanchez made an assist from a free kick to his compatriot Jose Maria Gimenez to give Uruguay a late 1-0 win over Egypt on Friday. It was Uruguay's first victory in an opening m...

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Yo-Yo fitness test is haunting Indian cricketers

Ireland and Afghanistan played their first-ever Test matches a month apart to take the number of Test-playing nations to a dozen. It is only natural to compare the performances of the two new entrants. Ireland played their Test against Pakistan at home last month and Afghanistan played theirs in Bengaluru during the week gone by. Soon after the one-off Test, the Indians got busy ...

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UN chief lauds Afghanistan's extension of ceasefire

United Nations, June 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the Afghan government's announcement of a unilateral extension of the ceasefire with the Taliban. Guterres on Saturday urged the Taliban to heed the call for peace from the Afghan people and reciprocate the gesture, Xinhua news agency reported. The UN chief said he believes that the only solution t...

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Body of man who came from Dubai found in Kashmir

Jammu, June 17 (IANS) The body of a 50-year-old man who came home from Dubai to celebrate Eid was found on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Police said the body of Muhammad Sadiq of Dhegrote village was found in a stream in Manjkote area. He had reportedly come from Dubai to celebrate Eid with his family, a police officer said. Relatives of the victim said he left ...

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