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'The Platform': LFW's new move to support emerging talents

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW), in association with US-based water brand smartwater, has announced The Platform, a programme conceptualised to identify and mentor young and innovative designers who are willing to push the boundaries of fashion and create a new norm. A progression for LFW from its Gen Next designer search programme, The Platform aims to lend impetus to a...

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Pakistan have fair chance to win 2019 World Cup: Waqar

Lahore, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan bowling great Waqar Younis believes the experience gained by the green brigade in English conditions will boost their confidence in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales. It was exactly a year ago that the green brigade had stunned arch-rivals India by a huge margin of 180 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy final held in Englan...

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Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings

Melbourne, June 18 (IANS) Australia slipped to a 34-year low, dropping to the sixth position on the ICC's latest ODI rankings table after losing the opening two fixtures of the ongoing five-match rubber against England. The Kangaroos will need to win at least one of the three remaining games in the series to climb back above Pakistan to fifth. According to cricket.com.au, the las...

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Guenter extends contract at German club Freiburg

Berlin, June 18 (IANS) Freiburg have extended the contract with left back Christian Guenter, the Bundesliga football club has confirmed. Since his youth, Guenter played for the Breisgauer, where he penned an undisclosed contract extension, reports Xinhua news agency. Christian Guenter made another big step forward in the past season. He is a great support for our team, Freiburg's...

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Tripura Gramin Bank ranks fifth in rural bank list

Agartala, June 18 (IANS) The Tripura Gramin Bank (TGB) has secured the fifth position amongst India's 56 regional rural banks (RRBs) in terms of its business and growth, an official said here on Monday. The 42-year old TGB posted s net profit of Rs 44.14 crore in the last fiscal (2017-18). The bank in which the Centre has a 50 per cent stake, United Bank of India (UBI) 35 per cen...

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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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Mexicans hail win over Germany in World Cup

Mexico City, June 18 (IANS) Mexico's 1-0 victory over reigning World Cup champions Germany in their FIFA World Cup opener sent the country into a frenzy, with many fans now certain that their team can make it further than ever before in Russia. Before Sunday's match, Mexico had never defeated Germany in an official competition. Mexico played the best match it has played in many W...

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Melania Trump speaks against border child separations

Washington, June 18 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has spoken against a controversial administration policy that separates immigrant parents from their children at the Mexico border, media reports said. Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we ne...

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US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

Washington, June 18 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering the country from Mexico. Mrs Trump believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart, her spokeswoman said. Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump's zero-toler...

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Taliban announces end to Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire

Kabul, June 18 (IANS) A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over, with the latter saying its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night. The government says it will continue a unilateral ceasefire for another 10 days, although security forces can defend themselves if attacked, a BBC report said.

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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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Ratan Tata launches North East Small Finance bank

Guwahati, June 17 (IANS) Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata and Assam's Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday launched the first 28 branches of the North East Small Finance Bank (NESFB), the region's first small bank. If India has to grow as a prosperous place, we need to create opportunities and entrepreneurship, Tata said at the function here. The Tata Trusts Chairman, th...

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'Scarface' producer Martin Bregman dead at 92

Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Scarface and Dog Day Afternoon producer Martin Bregman, whom actor Al Pacino once described as my guy, is dead. He was 92. The producer died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday evening, reported WNBC 4 New York, according to hollywoodreporter.com. Bregman had also produced Carlito's Way, Serpico and Sea of Love with Pacino. He was slated to produce Da...

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Unfortunately, I'm not single anymore: Karan Kundra

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Actor Karan Kundra, who plays a character that he describes as popular with the ladies in Dil Hi Toh Hai, acknowledges his real life female fan following, but says too bad that he isn't single anymore. Talking about his Dil Hi Toh Hai role, Karan told IANS: He is young, he is successful, he is popular with the ladies. He enjoys himself like any other boy in that ca...

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Central schemes no longer limited to certain people, reaching all: Modi

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon Chief Ministers to contribute their efforts towards 100 per cent implementation of Central schemes for the poor people's welfare as he said these were no longer limited to certain people and reaching everyone without discrimination. He encouraged states to give fresh ideas to the Finance Commission on outcome-ba...

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Have learnt from my failures, not successes: Ranbir

Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) For Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, failures have translated to more learning than his success stories. In a rare question and answer session with fans on social media on on Sunday, when a user asked him about how he deals with frustration and failures, Ranbir said: I have only learned from my failures and not from my successes. And how does he celebrate succ...

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New subtype of prostate cancer identified

New York, June 17 (IANS) Researchers have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about seven per cent of patients with advanced disease. The subtype is characterised by loss of the gene CDK12. It was found to be more common in metastatic prostate cancer compared to early stage tumours that had not spread, said the study published in the journal Cell. Because p...

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'Lust Stories': Opens door into Indian middle-class' sexual consciousness

Film: Lust Stories, an anthology for Netflix; Directors: Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar; Cast: Radhika Apte, Akash Thosar, Bhumi Pednekar, Neil Bhoopalam, Manisha Koirala, Jaideep Ahlawat, Sanjay Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Vicky Kaushal and Neha Dhupia; Rating: **** Vibrators and self-pleasuring seem to have seeped into the cinematic consciousness of India. Bare...

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Modi's strategic vision: Gap between aspiration and reality

Global disorder appears to be the leitmotif of mid-2018, with the US and China embarking upon a trade-tariff war and the US-led Western alliance in considerable turmoil over the unseemly outcome of the just-concluded G-7 summit in Canada. The historic meeting in Singapore (June 12) between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has the potential to lead to a completely u...

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Indian cinema scripts a success story in China

New Delhi/Beijing, June 17 (IANS) Indian stories, riding high on star power and universal themes, and splashed with hues of myriad emotions, are finding their way into China, winning hearts and the box office game too. Be it Aamir Khan's Dangal, Irrfan Khan's Hindi Medium, Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan or S.S. Rajamouli's mega hit Baahubali: The Conclusion -- the stories and treatment ...

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