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Bappi Lahiri releases new international track on World Music Day

Bappi Lahiri releases new international track on World Music DayMumbai, June 21 (IANS) Even after many years in the music business, Bappi Lahiri continues to surprise himself and his fans. On the occasion of World Music Day on Thursday, he has released a new song, which will make its debut in global charts. On a call from the US, Bappi said: "It's a very special day, and I've written and performed a song very close to my heart.


Volvo opens 1st US plant amid tariff threats

Volvo opens 1st US plant amid tariff threatsNew York, June 21 (IANS) Auto manufacturer Volvo Cars has opened its first North American plant in Charleston in the US even as its CEO expressed concerns over President Donald Trump's tariff threats. According to a statement, the new plant will start manufacturing S60 model sedans in August and XC90 SUVs from 2021, Xinhua news agency reported. Volvo Cars currently has two car manufacturing plants and an engine factory in Europe, three car factories and one engine factory in China, as well as assembly lines in India and Indonesia.


Divya Seth Shah to essay Manmohan Singh's wife in film

Divya Seth Shah to essay Manmohan Singh's wife in filmMumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actress Divya Seth Shah is on board to essay the role of Gursharan Kaur, wife of former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in the film "The Accidental Prime Minister". Actor Anupam Kher shared the news with a photograph of himself and Divya dressed in their respective looks in the film. "Introducing Divya Seth Shah as Mrs Gursharan Kaur, wife of honourable ex-Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singhji," Anupam tweeted on Wednesday night.


AirAsia pilot puts air-conditioning blower on full blast to deboard passengers

AirAsia pilot puts air-conditioning blower on full blast to deboard passengersPassengers on an AirAsia India flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra got into an altercation with staff The brawl took place over deplaning them after the flight was delayed by over 4 hours


Sexual harassment at work place not being managed well in India: Huma Qureshi

Sexual harassment at work place not being managed well in India: Huma QureshiNew Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Actress Huma Qureshi says people in India have a tendency to intimidate a woman when she opens up about sexual harassment, making her feel like an offender instead of a victim. "To be honest, sexual harassment at work place is not being managed well.


'Pakistan's political trajectory would be different had Jinnah lived'

'Pakistan's political trajectory would be different had Jinnah lived'New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Pakistan of today may be "overwhelmed by unsavoury perceptions of it", but according to the country's leading cultural critic, Nadeem F. Paracha, its founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah had envisaged "a diverse country" where a Muslim majority engaged with other faiths in various spheres to construct a "dynamic" society and state. Paracha's latest book, "Points of Entry" (Westland/160 pages/Rs 499), talks about a Pakistan beyond the usual and in an email interview with IANS, he contended that the country would have taken a different route had Jinnah lived for another five years.


Watch: CM Chandrababu Naidu performs Yoga in Amaravati

Watch: CM Chandrababu Naidu performs Yoga in AmaravatiAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday performed Yoga in Andhra Pradesh's Amaravati city on the occasion of International Yoga Day. The 4th International Yoga Day kicked off to a grand start with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the celebrations in Dehradun. Along with the Prime Minister, around 50,000 yoga enthusiasts participated in the India's International Yoga Day celebrations being held at Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute. The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Prime Minister Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 September 2014.


Indian public sector needs some fixing for true Cloud adoption

Indian public sector needs some fixing for true Cloud adoptionWashington, June 21 (IANS) The vast Indian public sector will embark on a true digital journey only once the government decides to relax old procurement rules, make the stakeholders aware of benefits of Cloud and get rid of the ageing IT infrastructure, a top Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive has stressed. According to Peter Moore, Regional Managing Director, Public Sector-Asia Pacific at AWS, which is Amazon's growing Cloud computing business, governments around the world including in India are grappling with massive loss of data owing to old hardware and software, badly designed IT architecture and poor operating practices in terms of accessing the data.


Piyush Goyal performs Yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day

Piyush Goyal performs Yoga on the occasion of International Yoga DayUnion Finance Minister Piyush Goyal and Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Pankaj Singh performed Yoga in Noida on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Thursday. The 4th International Yoga Day kicked off to a grand start with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the celebrations in Dehradun. Along with the Prime Minister, nearly 50,000 yoga enthusiasts participated in the India's International Yoga Day celebrations being held at Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute.


'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is bananas: Paul Rudd

'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is bananas: Paul RuddLos Angeles, June 21 (IANS) Actor Paul Rudd has promised his fans that "Ant-Man and the Wasp" will be funny and surprising. Rudd will be back as superhero Ant-Man with the film. People can expect to be emotionally invested, with not just Scott's relationship with his daughter, but with his relationship with Hope and Hank as well," Rudd said in a statement to IANS.


Shruti Haasan to produce 'The Mosquito Philosophy'

Shruti Haasan to produce 'The Mosquito Philosophy'Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) Actress-producer Shruti Haasan will produce director Jayprakash Radhakrishnan's next "The Mosquito Philosophy" under her banner Isidro Media. "Our belief at Isidro is to present extremely interesting, edgy and different kinds of content. It can be content across various formats just as long as they further the creative process and make it possible for people to experience world class storytelling," Shruti said in a statement to IANS.


OYO announces another international expansion after Malaysia and Nepal, venturing into China

OYO announces another international expansion after Malaysia and Nepal, venturing into ChinaIn a strong move to strengthen its already growing international foothold, Budget hospitality chain OYO Hotels announced that they are now venturing into China. The focus of this expansion is a clear idea of strengthening its hotel chain in the country. China is the third overseas market for OYO and with this launch the team aims to substantiate its leadership in the market. Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of OYO said, "The expansion is in line with our mission of creating beautiful living spaces by empowering hotel owners to become better hospitality players while ensuring an end-to-end controlled experience for our guests." OYO Hotels have been at the forefront of the small and budget hotels revolution in India, Malaysia and Nepal. Its current chain comprises of over 11,000 exclusive - franchised or manchised - rooms in 26 cities including Hangzhou, Xian, Nanjing, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Kunming among others. They also aim to generating lucrative job opportunities for locals in smaller tier provinces.


EAM Swaraj meets President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani in Brussels

EAM Swaraj meets President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani in BrusselsExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani in Brussels, on Wednesday. EAM Swaraj arrived in Brussels today for the last leg of her four-nation visit to Italy, France, Luxembourg and Belgium. In Brussels, Sushma Swaraj will meet the top leadership of the European Union during which both sides are likely to deliberate on removing hurdles for resumption of negotiations on the long-pending EU-India free trade pact.


President Ram Nath Kovind addresses National Assembly of Suriname

President Ram Nath Kovind addresses National Assembly of SurinameIndian President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the National Assembly of Suriname in the presence of Suriname President Desi Bouterse as part of his visit to the South American country, on Wednesday. In his address President Kovind said, "Earlier this year, India hosted the founding conference of International Solar Alliance in New Delhi, and we are proud to have Suriname as a co-partner. This will allow us to collaborate on solar energy projects helpful to your people and this planet." President Kovind is in Suriname as part of his 3-nation, 8-day visit to Greece, Cuba and Suriname.


India urges OPEC to move to responsible oil pricing

India urges OPEC to move to responsible oil pricingVienna, June 21 (IANS) India on Wednesday urged the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cartel to move to responsible pricing of oil and gas, saying the current prices are posing a threat to fragile world economic growth. Addressing an OPEC seminar here, Indian Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said global trade practices in the hydrocarbons sector are not contributing to energy access and affordability to all.


You don't have to be finished to tell your story: Priyanka Chopra

You don't have to be finished to tell your story: Priyanka ChopraNew Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is writing her memoir titled "Unfinished", always wanted to write a book but wanted to wait to do a bit more in life. "The feeling of checking something off your 'bucket list' gives you an indescribable sense of accomplishment...and that's where I am in this moment," Priyanka posted on Instagram on Wednesday. The post came a day after the official announcement of the memoir, which will be published simultaneously in India, the US and Britain next year.


Air India to soon launch revamped 'Maharaja business class'

Air India to soon launch revamped 'Maharaja business class'New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a bid to lure more passengers, national carrier Air India will soon launch a revamped "Maharaja business class" on its international flights. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said: "The airline would launch a revamped Maharaja business class." Accordingly, the "makeover exercise" will involve new seats and improved associated services on a section of the airline's first and business class segments in 777 and 787 aircraft.


AI's 76% stake sale plan crashes, other alternatives to be evaluated

AI's 76% stake sale plan crashes, other alternatives to be evaluatedNew Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said that a 76 per cent stake sale process of national carrier Air India has ended, as "no interest" was shown by bidders, but it remains committed to the strategic divestment for which other alternatives will be evaluated. Asked about the funds required by the airline to revive its operations, he said: "A plan is being worked out... Air India's Board will look at it." On May 31, the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that "no response" was received even during the extended submission deadline for the 'Expression of Interest' (EOI) bids under Air India's divestment process and the "further course of action will be decided appropriately".


Promoting bio fuels, energy efficiency are our priorities: Dharmendra Pradhan

Promoting bio fuels, energy efficiency are our priorities: Dharmendra PradhanUnion Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan stressed on the need for responsible pricing of fuel at the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and priorities of promoting energy efficiency fuels at the seminar on Wednesday. "Promoting bio fuels, energy efficiency and moving to a gas based economy are our priorities. Since this forum has of producing and consuming countries and captains of industries, it will be the right forum to discuss sustainable pricing. Oil and gas are commodities of trade but also basic necessities," said Dharmendra Pradhan. "It is high time to move to a responsible pricing, on that balance the interest of both producer and the consumer. We also need to move to transparent and flexible markets for oil and gas. Crude prices are creating stress throughout the global economy. It is giving pain to us in India. The global economic outlook already has threats from trade wars. My fear is that his will lead to energy poverty in many parts of the World," he added.


Sushma Swaraj arrives in Brussels for last leg of 4 nation tour

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Brussels for last leg of 4 nation tourExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Brussels for the last leg of her four-nation visit to Italy, France, Luxembourg and Belgium. In Brussels, Sushma Swaraj will meet the top leadership of the European Union during which both sides are likely to deliberate on removing hurdles for resumption of negotiations on the long-pending EU-India free trade pact.


International Yoga Day celebrated with water yoga, surya namaskar

International Yoga Day celebrated with water yoga, surya namaskarPeople practiced the ancient Indian exercise in water, with regards to International Yoga Day. In Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad city, a group of men from 23rd PAC (Patriot Advanced Capability) battalion of the Indian Army performed water yoga under the supervision of a training instructor. Yoga instructor Ritu Narang said that yoga helps in getting control over breathing which is important for swimmers. In 2014, June 21 was declared as the International Yoga Day by the United Nations (UN) after an initiative was taken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This day is marked by mass yoga practice and other health related activities. In the context to International Yoga Day, over 400 people performed 108 surya namaskar together in Gujrat's Vadodara city. The practice of yoga originated in ancient India. It includes exercises, postures (called asanas) and meditation, all aimed to achieve physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Yoga is one of India's most successful cultural exports.


Competition Commission gives conditional nod for Bayer-Monsanto deal

Competition Commission gives conditional nod for Bayer-Monsanto dealNew Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer AG, subject to conditions designed to remove anti-competitive effects from the deal, the government announced on Wednesday. A Corporate Affairs Ministry statement here said that the CCI acted on a notice received from German healthcare major Bayer in relation to its proposed acquisition of American agrochemicals giant Monsanto. The conditions include divestment of Bayer's glufosinate ammonium, crop traits of cotton and corn, and hybrid seeds of vegetables businesses to an independent entity, and divestment of shareholding of Monsanto in Maharashtra Hybrid Seed Company to an independent entity.


Dharmendra Pradhan meets UAE Minister of State Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Dharmendra Pradhan meets UAE Minister of State Sultan Ahmed Al JaberUnion Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan met United Arab Emirates Minister of State Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber on Wednesday. During meeting with oil producing countries, Pradhan stated that India favors reasonable and balanced pricing of crude oil. UAE Minister State Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber will visit India on 25th June, said Minister Pradhan. Pradhan is on his visit to Vienna to attend 7th Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) International Seminar.


BJP continues protest against killings of party workers in WB

BJP continues protest against killings of party workers in WBBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers continued their protest against the West Bengal Government in the national capital on Wednesday. Scores of BJP workers protested over recent killings of two BJP workers in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Government. They also raised questions regarding the law and order situation in the state. Targeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the issues, the unit's members took out a protest march this morning. Currently, CM Mamata Banerjee-led All India Trinamool Congress party's governance is ruling in West Bengal. BJP Member of Parliament, Babul Supriyo also joined the protest march. He said that, "We are doing this entire agitation against the atrocities of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and her police. She doesn't even know how to rule the state, she is actually making a joke of herself. She is just using the entire police force to fulfill her own personal motives. More than 20 lives have been lost in the Panchayat elections in Bengal." He further added, "Thousands of BJP workers have been picked up for false cases. We are going to protest all over India."


Priyanka Chopra's cUnfinished' to be published in 2019

Priyanka Chopra's cUnfinished' to be published in 2019Global star Priyanka Chopra will soon publish a collection of personal essays, stories, and observations by her. The book will be titled 'Unfinished'. Penguin Random House India and US's Ballantine Books will be publishing her work. Priyanka Chopra earned international stardom after her lead role in 'Quantico'. In 2016, she featured on TIME magazine as one of the Most Influential People in the world and was listed as one of the highest paid TV actresses in Forbes' list. She is also a National Award winner and was honoured with Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards in India. "The flavor of the book will be honest, funny, spirited, bold, and rebellious, just like me. I have always been a private person; I've never spoken about my feelings during my journey but I am ready to do so now. I was raised to be fearless when it came to opinions, and I would like to tell my story in the hopes of inspiring people--especially women--to change the conversation, to shatter glass ceilings. Women are always told we can't have everything. I want everything, and I believe anyone else can have it too. I'm proof of it," said Priyanka Chopra in a statement. 'Unfinished' will be published in 2019.


Poonam Pandey steals Femina Miss India red carpet

Poonam Pandey steals Femina Miss India red carpetThe Miss India pageant 2018 witnessed Bollywood celebrities in their stunning red carpet appearances be it Malaika Arora, Neha Dhupia or even our Miss World Manushi Chhillar, but it was not them who hogged on all the attention. Poonam Pandey grabbed all eyeballs the moment she walked the red carpet as she did what she does best.


Bosch to invest Rs 1,700 cr more in India

Bosch to invest Rs 1,700 cr more in IndiaBengaluru, June 20 (IANS) German auto component maker Bosch would invest Rs 1,700 crore in India over the next three years, a top official said on Wednesday. "To meet the rising demand in the Indian market and expand its strong role in our global network, we will invest Rs 1,700 crore over the next three years," Bosch Group Chairman and Chief Executive Volkmar Denner told reporters here. Bosch has 18 manufacturing sites and seven development and application centres across the country with 31,000 employees, including 18,000 research and development (R&D) associates.


India, Luxembourg review bilateral ties, discuss enhancing trade

India, Luxembourg review bilateral ties, discuss enhancing tradeNew Delhi, June 20 (IANS) India and Luxembourg on Wednesday reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties and discussed ways to enhance trade between the two countries during the course of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's visit to that west European nation, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by the ministry, during the visit, Sushma Swaraj called on Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri Ganriel Felix Marie Guillaume and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. "During the call on, the leaders discussed a wide range of issues including enhancing bilateral and India-EU (European Union) trade and investment ties, digital and space cooperation, fintech and diaspora contribution," the statement said regarding the meeting with Bettel.


Value buying, global cues lift equity indices; banking stocks rise

Value buying, global cues lift equity indices; banking stocks riseMumbai, June 20 (IANS) Domestic cues, such as attractive valuations coupled with expectations of better credit flow from the banking sector, lifted the key Indian equity indices on Wednesday after two consecutive sessions of losses.


Odisha CM urges PM to declare hockey national game

Odisha CM urges PM to declare hockey national gameBhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially recognise hockey as the national game of India. "I am sure you will agree with the crores of hockey-loving fans of our country that hockey truly deserves to be notified as our national game. Odisha will be hosting the Men's Hockey World Cup scheduled to be held in November-December this year.


Present-age guides to yog and its health benefits

Present-age guides to yog and its health benefitsNew Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Is yoga just about being twisted into different positions like a pretzel or sitting cross-legged on a mat with closed eyes? One might think of it as a class where you learn to twist your body but multiple gurus from Paramahansa Yogananda to Baba Ramdev, the yoga tycoon of the contemporary age, who have had a contribution in publicising Yoga in India and the world have popularised it as an ancient philosophy, much more than a mere physical activity and something which needs to be understood in order to fully benefit from it. In December 2014, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted an India-led resolution recognising that "yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being" and declared June 21 as International Day of Yoga.


ICC unveils schedule for inaugural World Test Championship

ICC unveils schedule for inaugural World Test ChampionshipDubai, June 20 (IANS) Instated with the aim of bringing more context to bilateral Test cricket, the inaugural ICC World Test Championship will be played from July 15, 2019 to April 30, 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. The nine top-ranked sides in the world will compete in the tournament, with each side playing six series on a home-and-away basis against mutually selected opponents in the two-year cycle. The tournament will begin soon after the ICC World Cup 2019, with the Ashes in England set to kickstart the event.


Brahmos leads Indian charge at Paris defence show

Brahmos leads Indian charge at Paris defence showParis, June 20 (IANS) There was a stark difference in the Indian presence at Eurosatory, the just-concluded biennial defence show here. While the previous edition, held in June 2016, had seen some of the heavyweights of Indian DPSUs, including the Garden Reach Shipyard and the Ordnance Factories Board, as well as the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the turnout of Indian companies at this years edition could hardly have been more different. Leading the Indian presence was the Brahmos Aerospace Indo-Russian joint venture that can easily be termed the most successful example of an Indian firm developing an entire range of new products that not only meet the requirements of the Indian defence forces, but also elicit regular enquiries from numerous potential buyers around the world.


Xi, Oli meet, discuss rail connectivity between China and Nepal

Xi, Oli meet, discuss rail connectivity between China and NepalBeijing, June 20 (IANS) China and Nepal discussed cross-border railway connectivity on Wednesday as President Xi Jinping met Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli here and said that Beijing is ready to cooperate with the Himalayan nation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Oli, who arrived here on Tuesday on a six-day-visit, met Xi at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Before their meeting, China and Nepal signed eight agreements worth $2.4 billion.


We are developing civil aviation, promoting culture: Jayant Sinha

We are developing civil aviation, promoting culture: Jayant SinhaMinister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Wednesday informed about civil aviation development in past four years. He said that the Civil Aviation is fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream to provide aviation facilities under the reach of common men. He added that Civil Aviation Ministry has joined 32 airports under the UDAN scheme. Sinha also hailed Air India's performance by saying that it is efficiently competing with competitors of the industry.


We are committed to supporting, strengthening Air India: Jayant Sinha

We are committed to supporting, strengthening Air India: Jayant SinhaMinister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Air India's current situation said that appropriate decision will be taken as required and Arun Jaitley is heading alternate mechanism of reviewing the ministry. "We are committed to supporting and strengthening Air India whatever it's financial and liquidity requirements we'll continue to support it like in the past", said Sinha. "Alternate mechanism headed by Arun Jaitley is reviewing the situation and as required will take appropriate decision", he added.


Tamil Nadu girl Anukreethy Vas wins Miss India World 2018 title

Tamil Nadu girl Anukreethy Vas wins Miss India World 2018 titleMumbai, June 20 (IANS) All of 19, Anukreethy Vas from Tamil Nadu's Trichy, triumphed over contestants from all over India to clinch the Femina Miss India World 2018 title, succeeding Manushi Chhillar who brought home the coveted Miss World crown back to the country for the first time since 2000. Meenakshi Chaudhary from Haryana was the runner-up and Shreya Rao from Andhra Pradesh was the second runner-up. A student of Chennai's Loyola College, Anukreethy is pursuing BA in French to become an interpreter, but she works closely with an NGO for the education of transgenders -- a cause close to her heart.


Femina Miss India 2018 RED CARPET | Stunning Judges Panel Steal The show

Femina Miss India 2018 RED CARPET | Stunning Judges Panel Steal The showGlittering ceremony of Miss India pageant 2018 was held in Mumbai last night. celebrities Miss world Manushi Chhillar, actors Malaika Arora, Bobby Deol, Kunal Kapoor, cricketers Irrfan Pathan, KL Rahul & ace fashion designer Gaurav Gupta . Neha Dhupia, Rakul Preet Singh, Lopamudra Raut, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Madhuri Dixit set the stage ablaze with their dance performances while Ayushmann Khurrana and Karan Johar. Tamil Nadu girl Anukreethy Vas won the prestigious title of Miss India 2018.


No Asian footballer quota in I-League from next season

No Asian footballer quota in I-League from next seasonNew 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 said. Since the inception of the I-League in 2007, it was mandatory for clubs to have Asian origin players in the squad.


India to appeal for reasonable fuel price issue in OPEC: Dharmendra Pradhan

India to appeal for reasonable fuel price issue in OPEC: Dharmendra PradhanUnion Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said that India always expect a reasonable fuel price. He asserted that India is consistent on fuel price issue and will repeat its appeal in the organisation of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) seminar. "We always expect a reasonable fuel price. India is consistent on this issue and we'll repeat our appeal in the seminar. They're taking us seriously. 4 years back, they were just listening to us. India will have its own voice," said Pradhan.


Alia's 'Raazi' mints over Rs 200 cr worldwide

Alia's 'Raazi' mints over Rs 200 cr worldwideMumbai, June 20 (IANS) Alia Bhatt-starrer "Raazi" has minted over Rs 200 crore worldwide, announced filmmaker Karan Johar, who has co-produced the film.


Kit Harington plans makeover after wrapping up GoT

Kit Harington plans makeover after wrapping up GoTLondon, June 20 (IANS) Actor Kit Harington says he will cut his hair short after wrapping up "Game of Thrones". With filming on the final season of the fantasy series entering its last weeks, Harington has expressed his wish to cut his signature long hair, ew.com reported. "I'd like to step away and enjoy the obscurity, cut my hair, make myself less recognisable as the character and go do and some other things with a completely new look and tone," Harington said.


Watch: EAM Swaraj meets Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel

Watch: EAM Swaraj meets Luxembourg PM Xavier BettelIn the line of developing a robust infrastructure and providing an unparalleled experience to the local passengers and tourists from across the globe, the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel airport in Ahmedabad has been modernized with the latest technology. In a complete makeover initiated by the Airports Authority of India, the terminals are now equipped with central air conditioning, escalators, lifts, public address systems, flight information system, in-line X-Ray baggage systems, conveyor belts, self check-in counters, CCTV, aerobridges and efficient airport security. With state of the art amenities, the airport has enhanced the experience of travelers from around the globe, and now operates flights to all major cities in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East, Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. The airport has successfully met its own goals set in the line of the regional aviation market, the UDAN- Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik, Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS). With improved facilities at the airport, more tourists will get attracted to India's world heritage city. This artistic facelift of the airport which is a blend of culture and progress creates an unforgettable impression of local culture and ethos on the minds of transiting passengers. Relentless efforts of Airports Authority of India and Civil Aviation Ministry have yielded similar results across the country making India the third-largest civil aviation market in the world, with the potential of becoming the second-largest aviation market by 2020.


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

Being raised by single mother has been inspiring: Miss India World 2018New 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. How can you cry?' and that's how she brought me up," Anukreethy told IANS over phone from Mumbai.


Watch: EAM Swaraj meets Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel

Watch: EAM Swaraj meets Luxembourg PM Xavier BettelExternal Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj met Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel on Tuesday. Swaraj, who arrived in Luxembourg today, is on a week-long four-nation visit to Italy, France, Luxembourg and Brussels. With this, she became the first External Affairs Minister from India to visit the European country. On her arrival, in her first engagement she addressed the Indian community. Luxembourg had opposed embargoes against India in the aftermath of the nuclear tests of 1998.


Referendum 2020: Sukhpal Khaira hits back at Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Referendum 2020: Sukhpal Khaira hits back at Harsimrat Kaur BadalClarifying his stand on Referendum 2020, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab MLA Sukhpal Khaira said that he does not support the referendum. Hitting back at Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, he further Badal should listen to him before speaking. Sukhpal Khaira, said, "I want to clarify that I do not support Referendum 2020. Harsimrat Kaur Badal should listen to me before speaking. Her father-in-law demanded autonomous six states in the past. Wasn't that seditious? At the time of Blue Star operation, he gave an interview andinstigated the youth of Punjab. They all died because of him." Earlier, Harsimrat Kaur Badal lashed out on Khaira and said, "It's disgraceful that a prominent leader of Punjab is supporting people who want to divide India. Khaira is speaking in the language of which dollar? And which country is giving them dollar."


Chinese President meets Nepal PM

Chinese President meets Nepal PMBeijing, 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 of the Belt and Road Initiative," Xi told Oli, according to Xinhua news agency.


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

Global cues lift equity indices; Sensex ends over 200 points higherMumbai, 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.


I'll move to India to watch desi version of 'Superstore': Canadian actor

I'll move to India to watch desi version of 'Superstore': Canadian actorNew Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Canadian comedian and actor Mark McKinney hopes to see an Indian adaptation of his American show "Superstore" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation move making way for a story infused with Bollywood's formulaic fare of elaborate song and dance sequences. Be it "Modern Family" or "24", a lot of American shows are being adapted in India.


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