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Momina Mustehsan works with Arjun Kanungo for debut single

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan, who rose to fame after Afreen Afreen on Coke Studio, has teamed up with Indian singer-composer-actor Arjun Kanungo for her debut single Aaya Na Tu. The mid-tempo ballad, released by VYRL Originals on Wednesday, captures the emotion of being left behind in love. Composed by Arjun and written by Kunaal Vermaa, the song addresses rej...

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US pulls out dealing blow to UN Human Rights Council's credibility

United Nations, June 20 (IANS) Striking a blow against the UN Human Rights Council's credibility, the US is withdrawing from the hypocritical organisation, US Permanent Representative Nikki Haley has announced. For too long, the Human Rights Council has been a protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias, Haley said on Tuesday. UN Human Rights Commissioner Z...

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Trump aggressively defends border family separation

Washington, June 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has aggressively defended his policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexico border, accusing the migrants of infesting the country, media reports said. In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump used language evoking images of pests, not human beings, when describing migrants approaching the US border and blaming the Democrats for t...

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General Electric dropped from Dow after over 100 years

New York, June 20 (IANS) General Electric (G.E.), the last original member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, was dropped from the blue-chip index for the first time in 110 years and replaced by the Walgreens Boots Alliance drugstore chain. The Tuesday night decision was a fresh blow to General Electric, the iconic maker of light bulbs and jet engines, which has stumbled badly in recen...

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Kelly Clarkson will love her body 'no matter what'

Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Singer Kelly Clarkson, who has lost a lot of weight, believes in having a body-positive attitude. Clarkson says she had taken to a new clean eating regimen after reading the book The Plant Paradox, reports people.com. I did it for this autoimmune disease that I had and I had a thyroid issue, she said. However, a source added: No matter what, sh...

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Orlando Bloom had a crush on Cate Blanchett

Los Angeles, June 20 (IANS) Actor Orlando Bloom says he had a major crush on actress Cate Blanchett while they were filming for The Lord of the Rings. On an episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, which was taped in London, the 41-year-old actor joined Blanchett and confessed about his crush, reports etonline.com. When asked what his first impression of Blanchett was whe...

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'Mere Sai' title track singer tries for 'Indian Idol'

Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Pune-based Jaydeep Vaidya, the voice behind the title track of television show Mere Sai, has auditioned for reality TV show Indian Idol. He hopes to become a finalist. Vaidya had to undergo all the processes involved for the audition process and patiently waited for his turn to perform before the judges. He said in a statement: I have been a part of the Ind...

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Tips to keep in mind while renting house or flat

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Prioritise your list of features and amenities, avoid fly-by night brokers and checkout the condition of the apartment and who will pay for the major repairs and maintenance before you rent a house or a flat, suggest experts. Pallav Pandey, CEO and Co-founder at FastFox.com, and Gautam Thapar, CEO of Thapar Builders Pvt Ltd, have listed a few tips to make your s...

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FIFA World Cup: Russia beat Egypt to lead group

St. Petersburg, June 20 (IANS) Russia defeated Egypt 3-1 in a Group A clash on Tuesday to virtually assure themselves a place in the next round of the FIFA World Cup here. An goal by Egypt defender Ahmed Fathi (47th minute) opened the scoring just after the break. Denis Cheryshev (59th) and Artem Dzyuba (62nd) produced two superb strikes in quick succession to give a formidable l...

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Mistakes to avoid while applying make-up

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Make-up can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on how you use it. Find the right blush for your skin tone, don't wear waterproof mascara daily and don't go overboard with your love for matching your everything with your outfit, suggest experts. Make-up artiste Mouna Lall, and Jason Arland, senior manager at Artistry, have listed the do's and don'...

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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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Pizzi looking for improvements as Saudi Arabia face Uruguay

Rostov-on-Don, June 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabia chief coach Juan Antonio Pizzi promised his footballers would do everything possible to put the 0-5 defeat his side suffered against Russia in their opening FIFA World Cup game behind them when they face Uruguay on Wednesday. Defeat to Uruguay would send the Saudis home from the World Cup, but speaking in his pre-game press conference, Pizzi str...

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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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Presented deficit free budget to make Tripura self-reliant: CM

Agartala, June 19 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the deficit free budget presented on Tuesday, his government's first, was intended to make the state self-reliant. Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing financial aid to the state, Deb told the media on Tuesday night that the previous Left Front government always presented deficit budgets. Co...

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Senegal pip Poland 2-1 on World Cup return after 16 years

Moscow, June 19 (IANS) Senegal celebrated their return match to the FIFA World Cup after a gap of 16 years with a narrow 2-1 win over Poland in a Group H clash here on Tuesday. An own goal from Thiago Cionek in the 37th minute and a quick counter-attack goal from M'Baye Niang in the 60th minute gave Senegal the 2-0 lead at the Spartak Stadium. Poland pulled one back through Grzeg...

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US to exit UN Human Rights Council: Reports

Washington, June 19 (IANS) The US plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, media reports said. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who had last year threatened to pull out of it given longstanding US complaints that it is biased against Israel, along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, plans to announce the withdrawal at the State Depart...

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Priyaka Chopra writing memoir on her 'private' journey

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is writing a memoir, titled Unfinished, which will be published simultaneously in India, the US and Britain next year. In the memoir, Priyanka said, she is ready to write about her feelings during the course of what has been a fascinating journey. The flavour of the book will be honest, funny, spirited, bold, and rebellious, just like me,...

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J&K unlikely to see normalcy: Owaisi

Hyderabad, June 19 (IANS) The BJP's decision to pull out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government and the expected imposition of Governor's rule won't bring normalcy in the state, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Tuesday. There will not be normalcy after Governor's rule is imposed... There will be further repression. The BJP's actual agenda is to scrap Article 370. No Kashmiri wil...

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Pekerman laments Colombia's 'painful' loss to Japan

Saransk (Russia), June 19 (IANS) Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said Tuesday his team will continue to fight for a place in the World Cup knockout stage after a painful defeat to Japan in their opening Group H match here. The South Americans were reduced to 10 men in the third minute when Carlos Sanchez was sent off for using his arm inside the penalty area to block a Shinji Kagawa shot, r...

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Sahitya Akademi to hold transgender literary meet in Kolkata

Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to bring creativity of transgenders to the fore, Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, would hold the first-ever literary meet for transgender writers in Kolkata next month, a member of the event's advisory committee said. However, the Bengal government does not have any role in organising the unique literary meet. This is not a st...

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