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Palestinian PM urges int’l community to uphold financial promises to UNRWA

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RAMALLAH, June 20 (Xinhua) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah urged on Wednesday the international community to uphold financial promises to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) amid its financial crisis. Hamdallah said in a press statement following his meeting with UNRWA General Commissioner Pierre Krahenbuhl in Ramallah that some parties […]

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Trump signs order halting separation of families

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday halting his administration’s practice of separating undocumented parents suspected of crossing the border illegally, from their children. Trump said last Friday he would be unable to remedy the situation through executive action, variously blaming Congress and Democrats for his practice. It is unclear what has changed. “It’s […]

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Canada PM: ‘What’s going on in the US is wrong’

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TRENTON, Canada – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau added his criticism Wednesday to the global outcry condemning the U.S. policy of separating undocumented children from their parents. On his way to Parliament in the capital city of Ottawa, Trudeau did an impromptu session with reporters and left no doubt where he stood on the issue of […]

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U.S. pullout from UNHRC shows disrespect for UN: Russia

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MOSCOW, June 20 (Xinhua) — The U.S. decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) demonstrates its disrespect for the international body, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. “The United States once again dealt a powerful blow to its own human rights reputation and demonstrated disrespect not just to […]

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White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

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AMMAN: President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, kicked off a swing through the Middle East on Tuesday, meeting with Jordan’s king as part of a broader effort to lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Kushner and White House envoy Jason Greenblatt held talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah, a key […]

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Iran’s President Rouhani clashes with General Soleimani over Revolutionary guards funding: Reports

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LONDON: Iranian president Ali Rouhani clashed recently with General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Quds Brigade, over the Republican guard’s budget, according to Iranian media reports. An Iranian paper quoted by Al-Arabiya said that the verbal clash between the two leaders took place at a Eid Al-Fitr reception in Tehran. Solaimani is reported […]

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British PM faces Brexit showdown with pro-EU rebels

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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a showdown with her pro-EU MPs on Wednesday over parliament’s role in the final Brexit deal, which could influence her entire negotiation strategy. MPs will vote on amendments to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill setting out how much power lawmakers will have if the government fails to agree a […]

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Iraq rejects notion of forcibly repatriating refugees

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BAGHDAD: The Iraqi government on Wednesday renewed its rejection of forcibly repatriating refugees currently residing abroad, saying it was coordinating with refugee-hosting countries based on the principle of voluntary repatriation. “The Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement is coordinating with several [refugee-hosting] countries through the UN with a view to encouraging the voluntary repatriation of Iraqis […]

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    South Korean President to discuss peace moves with PM Modi

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    [India], June 20 (ANI): South Korea’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Ambassador Enna Park, today expressed confidence that the peace initiative, initiated by President Moon Jae-in, will succeed eventually and bring peace and stability to the tense Korean Peninsula. Delivering the keynote address at a seminar on “Development of Peace and Prosperity for the Korea India Strategic […]

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    PM Modi to lead International Yoga Day in Dehradun

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    [India], June 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the fourth International Yoga Day Celebrations in Dehradun tomorrow. Prime Minister Modi will join thousands of volunteers, performing Yoga asanas in the lawns of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, located in the lap of the Himalayas. Meanwhile, preparations are underway at the Forest Research Institute for […]

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    Nirav Modi Scandal: PNB’s 162-page report bares the many failures at Star Performing Brady House branch

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    Officials at scam-ridden Punjab National Bank have released a 162 page report post the revelation of a massive multi-billion dollar scam at India’s second largest PSU bank by assets. A scathing one, the report lays bare not only the modus operandi allegedly employed by diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, but it also […]

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    Defence minister visits slain soldier Aurangzeb’s family

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    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets the family of Rifleman Aurangzeb in J&K’s Poonch. Aurangzeb was abducted from Pulwama by terrorists and later his bullet-ridden body was recovered on June 14. Aurangzeb was a rifleman with the 44 Rashtriya Rifles. He was in a private vehicle when he was abducted near Kalampora. Originally a […]

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    Arvind Subramanian to quit as CEA, return to US

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    New Delhi: In a Facebook post Arun Jaitley writes of Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian’s decision to go back to the United States on account of family commitments. He adds that he had no option but to agree with Subramanian. This is what Jaitley, who is recuperating after his kidney transplant, wrote today on Facebook. […]

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    Best job I ever had or will ever have: Arvind Subramanian

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    New Delhi: CEA Arvind Subramanian’s press conference on his decision to quit ahead of his term ending May 2019. Some excerpts: “It has been the best job I ever had or will ever have. It was enriching and exciting. I will go back with the happiest best memories of this tenure. I will always be […]

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    Proud of the reasons BJP quit alliance: PDP

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    Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday came out in the open stating that the party is ready to sacrifice the government a thousand times if it can safeguard the interests of the people of Kashmir and save them from tyrannical times. In a statement issued from the party head office, PDP’s Srinagar District President […]

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    Jaitley bids emotional adieu to Arvind Subramanian

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    [India], June 20 (ANI): Union Minister Arun Jaitley penned a Facebook post for outgoing Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian, thanking him for his contributions to the Indian economy. In the post, Jaitley said he would miss Subramanian’s “dynamism, energy, intellectual ability and ideas.” “He would walk into my room – at times several times a […]

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      TGV urges KCR to support SCS to AP

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      Kurnool, June 20 (NSS): TDP Rajya Sabha member T G Venkatesh has urged Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to support the demand of Special Category Status (SCS) toAndhra Pradesh State. The people in the State are expressing anger against the BJP for not fulfilling promises made on the eve of last elections, Venkatesh said and appealed to […]

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      CM to launch LB Nagar-Ameerpet Metro Rail in July end: KTR

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      Hyderabad, June 20 (NSS): Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao will launch the much-awaited LB Nagar-Ameerpet Metro Corridor Rail as part of second phase in July last week or August first week. This will reduce the traffic woes of people to a significant extent and there was no scope for reducing ticket prices, which are said to […]

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      Ministers excited over India Today Agri award

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      Hyderabad, June 20 (NSS): Health Minister Dr C Lakshma Reddy and Tribal Welfare Minister A Chandulal today greeted Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas Reddy for bagging “India Today Agri Award” for its flagship programs and welfare schemes in the State. In separate statements, the ministers said under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, the agriculture […]

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      Petrol price hike: CPI men burn PM’s effigy in city

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      Hyderabad, June 20 (NSS): Protesting against soaring  prices of petrol, diesel and daily goods, the State CPI leaders and activists took out a huge rally and burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday. Following the call given by the national CPI, the State unit organized a huge rally under the leadership of city secretary […]

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      Is KCR Planning To Make Kk Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman ?

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      Hyderabad, June 20 (NSS): Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is understood to be toying with the idea of fielding TRS Rajya Sabha member, K. Kesava Rao, as the party nominee for the post of Deputy Chairman of the Upper House of Parliament, the elections for which is scheduled to be held during the ensuing monsoon session. […]

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      Xiami launches 1000th service center in city

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      Hyderabad, June 20 (NSS): Xiaomi, India’s no.1 Smart phone brand, launched its 1000th service center here today. Addressing the media here today, Manu Jain, Xiaomi vice-president and Managing Director, said, “At Xiaomi, our focus was on making innovation accessible to everyone. We make this happen by delivering best specs with high quality at reasonable pricing. We extend quality […]

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      Uttam makes birthday vow to defeat TRS in next polls

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      Hyderabad, June 20 (NSS): Thousands of Congress party workers and leaders thronged Gandhi Bhavan to celebrate the 56th birthday of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president  N. Uttam Kumar Reddy turned 56 on Wednesday. The occasion was celebrated with grandeur and fanfare by the Congress party workers who reached Gandhi Bhavan in small and large groups throughout the day. […]

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      TTDP seeks CM’s intervention to resolve ration shop dealers’ problems

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      Hyderabad, June 20 (NSS): Telangana TDP today sought intervention of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for resolving problems of ration shop dealers, who have been agitating for their demands in the State. Seeking intervention of the Chief Minister, TTDP State president L Ramana wrote an open letter to the former alleging that the TRS government was not conceding the […]

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        Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issues order to appoint scores of judges to Ministry of Justice

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        DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal decree appointing 161 judges to the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, Saudi state-news agency SPA reported. The decree also included the promotion of 79 other judges at various levels of the judiciary.

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        Riyadh Eid festivities draw more than 1.5 million visitors

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        JEDDAH: Riyadh municipality Eid Al-Fitr activities attracted more than 1.5 million visitors, residents and citizens over the three-day holiday. The diversity of events the municipality provided this year offered plenty of choice to the capital’s residents and visitors. The municipality hosted 200 functions in 30 different locations across the city. It distributed thousands of presents, […]

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        Events celebrating Saudi Souq Okaz festival kick off on Wednesday

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        JEDDAH: Events accompanying Souq Okaz that promote the market and invite people to visit its cultural and heritage activities will kick off on Wednesday, under the patronage of King Salman. The Souq is organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) and will run June 27 to July 13. Makkah will host the […]

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        Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, Saudi military chief of staff

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        The military Chief of Staff of Saudi Arabia, Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, relayed Eid Al-Fitr greetings from King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to members of the armed forces in the southern region. Al-Ruwaili visited Prince Sultan Medical Military City in Riyadh to check on the wounded soldiers and relay the king’s Eid greetings […]

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        Security officer, suspect killed in drugs bust gun fight

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        DUBAI: A security officer was killed in a gun fight on Tuesday that broke out during a drugs and alcohol raid in Saudi Arabia, state news agency SPA reported. Security forces were searching a property in the Asir area during the night when a group of men opened fire. A gun fight broke out during […]

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        Hodeidah offensive: Coalition forces seize weapons supplied by Iran to Houthis

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        JEDDAH: Saudi-led coalition officials on Tuesday displayed weapons and explosives supplied by Iran to Houthi militias in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah. The arsenal included drones, a sniper rifle, roadside bombs disguised as rocks and even a “drone boat” which had been filled with explosives that failed to detonate. Equipment used to produce and […]

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        Saudi aid center delegation takes part in UN humanitarian affairs meetings

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        A delegation from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) was in New York on Tuesday to enhance the efficiency of humanitarian action and raise the capacities of affected and needy peoples. The delegation participated with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the UN in the meetings of the humanitarian affairs section of […]

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        Saudi Food and Drug Authority stops 75 establishments over violations

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        RIYADH: The Saudi Food and Drug Authority has inspected 2698 food establishments during a campaigns that lasted three months to ensure all establishments are committed to highest standard of health and hygene. The authority’s executive said they had carried 3574 campaigns to inspect 2698 food establishments, according to the Saudi Press Agency. During the last […]

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          CEA Arvind Subramanian’s term won’t be extended on his own request

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          New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Chief Economic Advisor (CEA), Arvind Subramanian’s term would not be extended any further as he wants to go back to the US due to family commitments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. Subramanian had joined as the CEA on October 16, 2014 for a period […]

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          General Electric to be removed from Dow index

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          New York, June 20 (IANS) General Electric is going to lose its place on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after more than 100 years in a move that reflects a fall in the firm’s fortunes and changes to the US economy. Walgreens Boots Alliance is to take its spot on the financial index, which tracks shares […]

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          Government to review Air India divestment options

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          New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday said that it will review alternative options in place of the recently commenced process of inviting Expression of Interest (EOI) for stake sale which has been called off. The development comes after no bids were received for the EOI. However, the government clearly stated that it […]

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          Bank Of Maharashtra CMD arrested in Rs 3,000 cr fake loans case

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          Pune, June 20 (IANS) In a sudden development, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) here arrested Ravindra P. Marathe, the Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Maharashtra, in a case of Rs 3,000 crore fraudulent loans extended to Pune’s DSK Group, an official said here on Wednesday. The EOW has also arrested the bank’s Executive Director […]

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          Global cues lift equity indices; Sensex ends over 200 points higher

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          Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday, with the barometer Sensex of the BSE closing with gains of more than 200 points. According to analysts, banking, metal and auto stocks witnessed healthy buying activity. At 3.30 p.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally […]

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          Chinese President meets Nepal PM

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          Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping met Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Wednesday and said Beijing is ready to cooperate with the Himalayan nation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. “China stands ready to strengthen cooperation with Nepal in infrastructure connectivity, post-disaster reconstruction, trade and investment under the framework […]

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          Firm Asian cues lift equity indices; Sensex gains over 200 points

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          Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Broadly positive Asian cues lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday afternoon, with the barometer Sensex of the BSE gaining over 200 points so far. According to analysts, banking, consumer durables and metal stocks witnessed healthy buying activity. At 1.18 p.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded […]

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          Cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb loses $30 mn after being hacked

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          Seoul, June 20 (IANS) Seoul-based cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb on Wednesday announced it had lost over $30 million after being hacked, the second cyberattack in two weeks to hit a major South Korean bitcoin exchange, the media reported. “Bithumb said it had lost $31.56 million (35 billion won) worth of cryptocurrencies and has temporarily halted withdrawal and […]

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            We will save our celebrations, says Japan coach Nishino

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            Saransk, June 20 (IANS) After a stunning 2-1 triumph against Colombia in the opening match of the World Cup Group H, Japan coach Akira Nishino said the team should play low key and save the celebrations for more victories. “If it was just one game, we would organise a parade on the streets here, but we […]

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            Messi’s Argentina look to made amends against Croatia

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            Nizhny Novgorod, June 20 (IANS) Captain Lionel Messi will again be the centre of attraction when Argentina look to recover from their shock draw against Iceland and record a victory against a confident Croatia in a crucial Group D clash here on Thursday. FC Barcelona superstar Messi missed a penalty which proved costly as Argentina were […]

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            No Asian footballer quota in I-League from next season

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            New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) There will be no Asian player quota in the I-League from the upcoming season, it was decided the League Committee meeting of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) here on Wednesday. Teams can now sign any six foreign players without signing any Asian quota player in the 2018-19 season, a statement […]

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            Kyrgios beats Murray, Feliciano advances to quarters

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            London, June 20 (IANS) Nick Kyrgios eliminated local favourite Andy Murray from the Queen’s Club Championships, a Wimbledon tune-up event, while Feliciano Lopez beat David Goffin to advance to the quarter-finals of the event after the withdrawal of Milos Raonic. Kyrgios, ranked 21 in the world, improved during the game to beat Murray on Tuesday, who […]

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            Brazil’s Neymar leaves practice with ankle pain

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            Sochi, June 20 (IANS) Brazil forward Neymar had to leave a practice session due to discomfort in his right ankle, but is expected to be fit for the upcoming Group E World Cup match against Costa Rica. Neymar, who was having difficulty kicking the ball, left the group training accompanied by Brazil physiotherapist Rodrigo Mazziotti on […]

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            Sam Curran, Overton added to England ODI squad

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            London, June 20 (IANS) England on Wednesday added Sam Curran and Craig Overton to their squad for the final two games of the One Day International (ODI) Series against Australia. The hosts have already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Seamers Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett and David Willey – could be rested for […]

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            Blatter in Moscow for ‘private’ visit: Kremlin

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            Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter is in Moscow on a private visit meaning that all the meetings he has during his stay in the Russian capital will be private as well, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednsesday. “As far as I know, Blatter is here for a private visit, that’s why […]

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            Argentina wraps up training for momentous Croatia duel

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            Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Argentina’s national team on Wednesday completed its final training session in the Russian town of Bronnitsy near Moscow before heading to Nizhny Novgorod, where they will face Croatia in their second 2018 FIFA World Cup match in Group D. Head coach Jorge Sampaoli wraped up his preparations for Thursday’s momentous duel against […]

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              Being raised by single mother has been inspiring: Miss India World 2018

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              New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The newly crowned Miss India World Anukreethy Vas — who works for the education of transgenders — feels a smile keeps everyone going, something she has learnt from her mother, who rose her single-handedly. The 19-year-old feels that being raised by a single mother was challenging, but being strong in every […]

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              Anukreethy Vas is Femina Miss India World 2018

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              Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The 55th Femina Miss India World 2018 winner is Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu, while first runner-up is Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana and second Shreya Rao from Andhra Pradesh. Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar crowned her successor Anukreethy at the star-studded grand finale on Tuesday night in Mumbai at the Sardar Vallabhbhai […]

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              Chitrangada, Aditi share same love in Mumbai

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              Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) There is one thing that is similar about Bollywood actresses Chitrangada Singh and Aditi Rao Hydari — their love for Bandra in Mumbai. The two actresses have spoken about their favourite Mumbai locales in Bombay Times’ #FlirtWithYourCity campaign, said a statement. Chitrangada said: “If I have to call an area the Paris […]

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              Momina Mustehsan works with Arjun Kanungo for debut single

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              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 […]

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              IIFA 2018: Bollywood stars to dazzle in Bangkok; Rekha to perform live after 20 years

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              Bangkok, June 20 (IANS) Back to the Thai capital after a decade, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards, commencing here Thursday, will not just feature power-packed performances by celebrities including the evergreen Rekha — performing live on stage after 20 years — but will seek to raise awareness about women’s empowerment, gender equality […]

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              B-Town celebrities wish Irfan Khan speedy recovery

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              Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Celebrities like Paresh Rawal, Ayushmann Khurrana and Swara Bhasker among many others have wished a speedy recovery to Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan, who is currently in treatment for a “rare disease”. Irrfan in March announced he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and that he was going out of the […]

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              Our mission is to take Indian crafts, skills to the world: Shyamal-Bhumika

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              New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) This is an exciting year for Shyamal and Bhumika Shodhan as they plan to reach out to more brides in India and abroad. They designer couple also aspires to take Indian crafts and skills to the world as they feel India has been the textile hub of the world for time […]

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              Alia’s ‘Raazi’ mints over Rs 200 cr worldwide

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              Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Alia Bhatt-starrer “Raazi” has minted over Rs 200 crore worldwide, announced filmmaker Karan Johar, who has co-produced the film. Karan shared the news on his Twitter account on Wednesday. “A proud film! Rs 207 crore gross worldwide,” Karan tweeted. The Meghna Gulzar directorial, which minted Rs 32.94 crore in India on its […]

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                Facebook rolls out brand collaboration manager for creators

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                San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) To give YouTube stiff competition, Facebook has rolled out several monetisation products for its creator community including a “Brand Collabs Manager” that lets brands search and find creators to potentially establish deals and partnerships with. “We’ve been testing this with a limited set of partners, and will now be opening up […]

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                Truecaller brings back ‘Who Viewed Your Profile’ for Pro users

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                New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Popular communication app Truecaller on Wednesday announced that it has reintroduced “Who Viewed Your Profile” feature for its Pro subscribers. The feature allows users to see who has viewed their profile, keeping them prepared for which calls to expect and from whom, the company said in a statement. Pro users will […]

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                Infosys sustains its eco-friendly mission

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                Bengaluru: Global software major Infosys has reduced its electricity consumption per head by 53 per cent over the last decade, the company said in its 11th Annual Sustainability Report on Tuesday. “Over 43 per cent of the company’s electricity requirements is currently being sourced from renewable sources, with installed solar capacity of 46.1 megawatt across […]

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                Ericsson to build ICT solution for World Food Programme

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                Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Ericsson India on Wednesday announced its partnership with World Food Programme (WFP) to build efficiencies in the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) in Odisha. The networking and telecommunications company would support a customised Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution to enhance and integrate TPDS supply chain system in the state. The two-year […]

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                Just 25% adults use Internet in India: Pew survey

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                San Francisco: Despite talk of Digital India, only one-in-four in the country reported using the Internet in 2017, which is among the lowest in the world, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.South Korea stands out as the most heavily connected society, with 96 per cent of adults reporting Internet use, showed […]

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                GDPR and what it means for Indian companies

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                The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. As data, the new oil of the digital era continues to drive the economies around the globe, privacy […]

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                Amazon Alexa assisting NASA become smarter at work

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                Washington: While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the intelligent virtual assistant from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets.According to Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), voice as […]

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                US tech giants: Stop border separation of families

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                San Francisco, June 20 (IANS) Joining the growing chorus against the Donald Trump administration’s policy of enforcing separation of children from parents at the US-Mexico border, CEOs of prominent tech giants in the US have called for a change. Google CEO Sundar Pichai urged the government to find a “more humane” solution. “The stories and images […]

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                  Palestinian PM urges int’l community to uphold financial promises to UNRWA

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                  RAMALLAH, June 20 (Xinhua) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah urged on Wednesday the international community to uphold financial promises to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) amid its financial crisis. Hamdallah said in a press statement following his meeting with UNRWA General Commissioner Pierre Krahenbuhl in Ramallah that some parties […]

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                  White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

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                  AMMAN: President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, kicked off a swing through the Middle East on Tuesday, meeting with Jordan’s king as part of a broader effort to lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Kushner and White House envoy Jason Greenblatt held talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah, a key […]

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                  Israeli planes hit 25 targets in response to Gaza rocket fire

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                  JERUSALEM: Israeli jets struck 25 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Wednesday after militants launched rockets and mortar shells at Israeli territory, the military said. Two Hamas security men were lightly hurt in one air strike in the southern Gaza Strip, residents said. No casualties were reported in Israel after […]

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                  Israeli warplane strikes kite flyers in eastern Gaza

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                  GAZA CITY, Palestine: An Israeli warplane on Wednesday fired a missile toward a group of Palestinians flying burning kites near the border of the Gaza Strip. “The missile struck near a group of people flying the incendiary kites and balloons in the eastern Bureij refugee camp,” Mohamed, who declined to give his second name for security […]

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                  Jerusalem churches protest Israeli property tax bill

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                  JERUSALEM: Officials from three major Christian churches have condemned proposed Israeli legislation that they say is aimed at expropriating church property in Jerusalem, Israeli media reported Tuesday. According to Israeli radio, Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III, Armenian Orthodox Patriarch Nourhan Manojian, and Custos of the Holy Land Francesco Patton (affiliated with the Catholic Church’s Latin […]

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                  Israel quiet on US claims it hit Iraq militia in Syria

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                  JERUSALEM: Israel declined to comment on Tuesday on a weekend air strike against an Iraqi paramilitary base in eastern Syria after its US ally implicated it in the attack. The Sunday evening strike against the Al-Hari base on the Syrian side of the border with Iraq came less than 24 hours after Prime Minster Benjamin […]

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                  Israeli army detains 13 Palestinians in West Bank raids

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                  RAMALLAH, Palestine: Israeli forces rounded up 13 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military announced on Tuesday. The individuals were arrested for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, the army claimed in a statement without elaborating. The detainees have been remanded into custody for further investigation, the statement said. […]

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                  Jordan’s king, Israeli PM hold discussions in Amman

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                  Amman – Jordanian King Abdullah II on Monday conducted discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during which they discussed “efforts to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict”. This came during a short visit by Netanyahu to Amman, according to a statement by the Jordanian Royal Court. The Jordanian king stressed that the question of Jerusalem must be […]

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