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Regional buzz: After a fiery speech, a spicy ‘pakoda’ break

Keeping tabs on power politics in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and J&K

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This 106-year-old Dharamshala college has a glorious past and offers a promising future

Built to cater to the higher education needs in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, the Government Post Graduae College, Dharamshala, remains a big draw for students from Kangra, Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti districts

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As part of reforms in Saudi Arabia, women are finally allowed to drive

The end of the ban on driving by Saudi women must therefore be part of a continuing process that gives women more power to fashion their own destinies and become equal partners in shaping the future of their country

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Adventure sports must be sustainable too

The Uttarakhand High Court’s ban on water rafting, paragliding is welcome

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Owner gets nod to repair 4-storey building in Mumbai’s Pydhonie, constructs 10-storey tower

The plot owner took Mhada’s permission to undertake structural repairs and constructed 10 floors in a span of two months; BMC says the structure is illegal

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, Mi Pad 4 launched: Price, specifications, features

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh battery, dual-camera, and up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage

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A muscular approach alone won’t work in Jammu and Kashmir

The Centre, through the governor, should use President’s Rule to enforce good governance and infrastructure development in the state

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Gurugram prepared for monsoon, says GMDA CEO V Umashankar

The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has set up its own control room for coordination purposes to handle the amount of rainfall that causes ‘Gurujam’, says CEO V Umashankar.

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Rekha, Ranbir mesmerise audience with spellbinding performances at IIFA

Bangkok, June 25 -- Veteran actor Rekha, in a rare public performance, and Ranbir Kapoor brought the curtains down at the IIFA Awards 2018 as they enthralled audiences with their riveting dance moves.This year's award ceremony, hosted by director Karan Johar and actor Riteish Deshmukh and held at Bangkok's famed Siam Niramit theatre, was a glittery affair with stars like Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Konkona Sen Sharma, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Dia Mirza, Bobby Deol and others gracing the green carpet.Rekha, at 63, dressed in light pink anarkali, proved that age is just a number for her as she mesmerised the audiences with her performance on vintage tracks such as "Salaam-e-Ishq" from "Muqaddar Ka Sikanda", "Dil Cheez Kya Hai" from "Umrao Jaan" and "Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya" from "Mughal-e-Azam".At the end of her 20-minute-long performance, the audience gave a big shout out to the star as well as a well-deserved standing ovation that left her overwhelmed with joy.The younger lot of Bollywood, that included Ranbir, Varun, Arjun, Kartik, Kriti and Nushrat, descended on the stage to pay their tributes to the veteran star.Ranbir, who is awaiting the release of his next "Sanju", was the penultimate performer at the awards and the actor arrived in style to the tunes of his rock songs "Sadda Haq" and "Bulleya".During his pulsating performance, he grooved on popular tracks of his own films including "Badtameez Dil", "Besharam", "Balam Pichkari" and others.Ranbir's performance was preceded by that of Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti and Arjun.Shraddha performed on a medley of tracks such as "Lagti Lahore Diya", "Naah Naah Goriye" and "Bom Diggy Diggy", while Kriti and Arjun danced together on songs like "Raabta", "Tune Maari Seetiyan" and "Hawa Hawa".Varun was another star of the evening as he looked like a Jedi from Star Wars while dancing on "Badlapur" track "Jee Karda" with a prop sword that could be easily mistaken for a lightsaber.He later turned the heat on, showing off his spectacular dancing skills on the tracks "Sau Tarah Ke" from "Dishoom", "Ha Toh Sahi" from "Judwaa 2" and "Tamma Tamma" from "Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya".His energetic act came to an end with "Tan Tana Tan" where he engaged in a dance-off with his exact duplicate on a screen.Bobby Deol, who is coming fresh from the success of "Race 3", took the audiences back to late nineties and early 2000s as he danced on hit songs from his films such as "Gupt", "Barsaat" and "Soldier".He was later joined by Iulia Vantur and the two then danced on "Race 3" songs -- "Selfish" and "Party Chale On"."Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety" star Kartik Aaryan was the first performer at the ceremony and he grooved on the songs of his film during his act.Vidya Balan-starrer "Tumhari Sulu" bagged the top prize of the evening as well as the best director while Irrfan Khan won the best actor for "Hindi Medium". Sridevi was posthumously adjudged the best female actor for her performance in "Mom" at the 19th edition of the IIFA Awards.

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Rupee softens by 29 paise against US dollar

Mumbai, June 25 -- The rupee weakened by 29 paise to 68.13 against the dollar in early trade today as demand for the American unit from importers and banks picked up.The domestic equity markets opening lower also put pressure on the rupee but the dollar falling to a two-week-low against the yen on global trade concerns capped the losses, dealers said.On Friday, the rupee had continued its rally for the third straight session, strengthening 14 paise to end at 67.84 against the dollar amid sustained unwinding of American currency by exporters.The benchmark Sensex fell by 56.31 points, or 0.16 per cent, to 35,633.29 in early trade today.

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How youngsters get addicted to gaming and lose control of lives

Gaming disorder is characterised by impaired control over gaming and an increasing priority given to gaming over other activities to the extent that it takes precedence over other interests and daily activities, says a World Health Organisation repo...

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Kareena Kapoor, Sonam and more celebrate Karisma Kapoor’s 44th birthday. See pics

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja joined Saif Ali Khan and Anand Ahuja to celebrate Karisma Kapoor’s birthday with a lunch in London.

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Honey traps or online scams, fraudsters use social media as their new hunting ground

The most common cyber crime is still credit\/debit card fraud with 1,122 complaints, Facebook-related cases of cheating are third on the list, next only to internet fraud with 183 complaints.

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Mumbai: Police say case closed, cop continues search for missing brother

Yeriswamy received a witness summons from a magistrate court, asking him to be present before the court on Monday. While the case is moving towards a trial, several questions remain unanswered.

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Shilpa Shetty’s figure-hugging metallic saree gown is just right for cocktail parties

Confirming what we’ve always known, actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra proved that she’s a total gem in her pretty and poised emerald green saree. Ditch a dress and wear a similar look to raise admiring eyebrows at your next fancy outing. Read on to see Shilpa’s...

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Woman held for killing ‘ex-lover’ in Greater Noida, say police

Woman in Greater Noida had been blackmailing Jitendra for money and had threatened him of revealing their affair to his wife. The leg of charpoy used for attacking has been recovered, says police.

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Clashes in Nigeria b/w farmers and herders leave 86 dead

Abuja, June 25 (UNI) At least 86 people have died in central Nigeria after violent clashes broke out between farmers and cattle herders, police in Plateau state said.

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Sensex down by 89 40 pts

Mumbai, Jun 25 (UNI) The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Monday slipped by 89.40 points to 35,595.84 on profit booking by local operators at higher level.

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Amit Shah lashes out at Congress for imposing Emergency in 1975

New Delhi, June 25 (UNI) The BJP on Monday lashed out at the Congress for imposing Emergency in 1975 and said this was done purely for political selfishness and to continue in power.

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Jind youth killed over elder brother’s inter-caste marriage

Dalit neighbours picked up fight with Jat victim’s family over his brother’s wedding to a lower caste girl and attacked them with lathis and farm implements, leading to his death.

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Vitamin D health benefits, link to weight loss, and best sources

Sunshine may be one of the best sources of Vitamin D, but there are several more. And this essential vitamin is not just good for the bones, it also improves your mood, boosts immunity and helps you lose weight.

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Breast cancer signs, diagnosis, treatment, all you need to know about it

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women. That’s reason enough for you to read up about its symptoms, risk factors and more.

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‘Yes, We Kane’ - Twitter explodes over England’s thrashing win against Panama in FIFA World Cup 2018

Harry Kane led the way with a hat-trick as England stormed into the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup with a 6-1 thrashing of Panama.

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Priyanka Chopra’s mother says she has met Nick Jonas but it’s too early to have an opinion

Priyanka Chopra’s mother Madhu Chopra says she has met the actor’s rumoured boyfriend Nick Jonas only once. The rumoured couple is in India at present.

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Bengal tops in using MPLAD funds for transport, health, education projects

Kolkata, Jun 25 (UNI) Bengal is among the best performers in using MPLAD (Member of Parliament Local Area Development) funds for developmental projects, according to a report of the Central Government.

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