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UK teen jailed for throwing boy off museum
  • UK teen jailed for throwing boy off museum(08:46)
    London, June 27 (IANS) A UK teenager who threw a six-year-old boy off the Tate Modern museum's viewing platform in London last year, has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison.
Scaling the inward, detailing the outward
  • Scaling the inward, detailing the outward(08:45)
    New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) From Portraiture to painting images of undernourished daily labourers. From the 'Ape' series representing the deep socio-political divide in the country to shifting his gaze inwards in the 'Man' series -- the fact remains that for Rameshwar Broota, considered the 'second most successful Indian artist alive in 2020', after Anish Kapoor, (Hurun India Art List 2020), it is important to move on. Though initially this Delhi-based artist's work would undergo a transformation every decade, like in 'Ape' and 'Man' series, he admits that it is more frequent now.
SL to reopen museums, cultural attractions from July 1
  • SL to reopen museums, cultural attractions from July 1(08:45)
    Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka will re-open all museums and other cultural attractions from July 1 for local tourists after being shut for over three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cultural Affairs Ministry said.
'Australia's COVID-19 response on track despite spike in cases'
Received Rs 20 lakh for relief work in Andaman: RGF
  • Received Rs 20 lakh for relief work in Andaman: RGF(08:30)
    New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) has said that it received "a modest amount" of Rs 20 lakh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) for relief work in Andaman and Nicobar Islands following the 2004 tsunami.
Global COVID-19 cases top 9.7mn: Johns Hopkins University
Anushka Sharma: Was clear that I'd back genuine talent
  • Anushka Sharma: Was clear that I'd back genuine talent(08:03)
    Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) She made her debut in Hindi cinema in 2008 with "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" having no backing in Bollywood. Actress-producer Anushka Sharma minces no words when she says she was clear that she would back genuine talent in her ventures.
Ex-Himachal legislator booked for sedition
  • Ex-Himachal legislator booked for sedition(08:03)
    Shimla, June 27 (IANS) Former Himachal Pradesh legislator and Congress leader Neeraj Bharti was arrested for allegedly posting "anti-national and objectionable" content on social networking site Facebook after violent face-off between India and China.
Trump signs executive order to protect monuments from vandalism
Manoj Bajpayee: Hope OTT does not go the way theatre owners, producers have gone
Chinese mainland reports 21 new confirmed Covid-19 cases
  • Chinese mainland reports 21 new confirmed Covid-19 cases(06:39)
    Beijing, June 27 (IANS) Chinese health authority said on Saturday it received reports of 21 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases on the Chinese mainland on Friday, including 17 domestically transmitted and four imported ones.
Sanya Malhotra: I'm boring, reticent and shy
Marijuana, Karnataka's most peddled, seized drug in 6 months
  • Marijuana, Karnataka's most peddled, seized drug in 6 months(06:08)
    Bengaluru, June 27 (IANS) Marijuana or ganja has emerged as the most peddled and seized drug in Karnataka in the first six months of 2020, a police officer has said, commemorating the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
When Surbhi's demo song made it as the final cut
WHO to raise $31.3 billion against Covid-19
  • WHO to raise $31.3 billion against Covid-19(04:04)
    Geneva, June 27 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the WHO-led global response to Covid-19 needs $31.3 billion for therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics over the next 12 months, including two billion doses of vaccines.
Dow plunges over 700 points amid virus fears
US dollar edges down as traders weigh coronavirus impact
L'Oreal to drop 'fair' and 'white' from skincare brands
  • L'Oreal to drop 'fair' and 'white' from skincare brands(01:14)
    London/New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Global skincare brands are doing away with "fair" and "white" from their labels. L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company, said it will remove words "white", "fair" and "light" from its skincare products.
24 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq
  • 24 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq(01:08)
    Baghdad, June 27 (IANS) A total of 24 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a security operation and airstrikes in Salahudin province in north of Baghdad, the Iraqi military said on Friday.
Cong, BJP unite against BSP MLA in MP's Damoh
  • Cong, BJP unite against BSP MLA in MP's Damoh(00:36)
    Bhopal, June 27 (IANS) Leaders of the ruling BJP and opposition Congress have united against Ram Bai, the woman MLA of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) from Pathariya in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh.
India's economy is in deep trouble: S&P
  • India's economy is in deep trouble: S&P(00:04)
    New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) S&P Global Ratings said on Friday that the Indian economy is in deep trouble with growth likely to contract by 5 per cent this financial year.