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42 artistes selected for Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (29 minutes ago)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's national academy for music, dance and drama, on Tuesday announced that a total of 42 artistes have been selected for the prestigious award.

Priyaka Chopra writing memoir on her 'private' journey (22:50) IANS Photo Service
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.

Sahitya Akademi to hold transgender literary meet in Kolkata (22:22) IANS Photo Service
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.

Judd Apatow calls on Fox personalities to condemn company (18:58) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Judd Apatow called on those associated with Fox to speak out against the company for its news coverage of US President Donald Trump's administrations immigration policy, which is leading to the separation of parents and children at the US-Mexico border.

Maternal exposure to lithium may up birth defects risk: Study (18:56)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Babies born to women who used lithium therapy to treat bipolar disorder during their first-trimester of the pregnancy could be at an elevated risk of developing major congenital malformations such as heart defects, finds a study.

Dashrath Patel's works to be exhibited (18:38)
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A solo exhibition of works of celebrated Indian artist Dashrath Patel, tracing his artistic journey across mediums and types over his long lifetime, will open here on September 13, a statement said.

France, India commit to increasing trade to 15 bn euros by 2020 (Lead) (18:36)
By Ranvir Nayar IANS Photo Service
Paris, June 19 (IANS) The dynamism infused in the Indo-French relations during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March seems to be building up as the two countries have committed to raising their bilateral trade from 9 billion euros to 15 billion euros in the next two years official sources said.

BAFTA draws out diversity norms for 2019 film awards (18:30) IANS Photo Service
London, June 19 (IANS) The British Academy of Film and Television Academy (BAFTA) has brought into effect new eligibility requirements aimed at improving the diversity of its film awards.

National Digital Library launched (18:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Human Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday launched the National Digital Library, a repository of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open for all to use.

'Black Panther', ‘Stranger Things' dominate MTV Movie and TV Awards (18:18) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Film "Black Panther" and hit TV show "Stranger Things" reigned at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, winning the most film awards and dominating the television field.

Zayn Malik considering running for political office in US (18:04) IANS Photo Service
New York, June 19 (IANS) After migrating from the UK to California, British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik is loving life in the US so much that he is considering running for office in his adopted country one day.

Be bold, fun and chic this International Yoga Day (17:28) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) This International Yoga Day that falls on Thursday, redefine your yoga wear with bright colours and prints as Bollywood actress Malaika Arora lists down the ideal outfit to opt for during the workout session.

Excessive drinking in teens may affect short-term memory (17:16)
New York, June 19 (IANS) If you are in your adolescence and drinking excessively then it may affect your short-term memory, a new study suggests.

Can grandparents' exposure to plastic chemical cause autism in kids? (17:14)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism.

'Hotel Transylvania 3- A Monster Vacation' to open in India in July (16:56) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Director Genndy Tartakovsky's "Hotel Transylvania 3 - A Monster Vacation" will release in India on July 20.

Odisha extends summer vacation due to heat wave (16:34) IANS Photo Service
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to keep schools closed till June 25 due to the prevailing heat wave conditions in the state, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

'Raazi' writer thrilled to work on Meghna Gulzar's next (16:02) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) "Raazi" writer Bhavani Iyer is excited to work with filmmaker Meghna Gulzar again on the biopic on Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. She says the project comes with a promise of pushing "every limit of storytelling".

Tim Robbins to be honoured at Karlovy Vary Festival (15:58) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, June 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor, filmmaker and musician Tim Robbins will be honoured with a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the Karlovy Vary Festival.

In search of a suitable girl (June 20 is writer Vikram Seth's 66th Birthday) (15:50)
By Saket Suman IANS Photo Service
Hardly has any novel been awaited with as much curiosity and anticipation in recent times as Vikram Seth's sequel to the monumental "A Suitable Boy" (1993). Five years on, since he was first expected to deliver the manuscript, the novel is still to see the light of the day. But what seems like a saga of missed deadlines can very well -- far from our eyes -- be a masterpiece in the making.

'Happy Birthday' to address domestic violence (15:30)
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Short film "Happy Birthday", directed by Rahul Bhatnagar, addresses the social issue of domestic violence.

Khalid, Rukhsar to recreate 'Rim jhim' moment on TV (15:28) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actors Khalid Siddiqui and Rukhsar Rehman will recreate Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koiralas "Rim jhim rim jhim" romantic number for an upcoming sequence in "Mariam Khan -- Reporting Live".

How 'helicopter parenting' can affect your kids (15:22)
New York, June 19 (IANS) Do you hover around your children in everything they do and guide them? Beware, it can negatively affect your kid's ability to manage his or her emotions and behaviour later, and may also affect his or her academics, according to researchers.

Rajkummar Rao wraps up 'Fanne Khan' shoot (15:14) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao has finished shooting for "Fanne Khan", which also stars Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

'Panipat' shoot to begin in November (Movie Snippets) (15:02) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker will begin filming his next period drama "Panipat" in November.

Get hands on healthy food this yoga day (Lead) (14:42) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The world will celebrate International Yoga Day on Thursday so make sure you are doing your bit with enthusiasm but don't forget to gorge on some healthy made-at-home foods post the session.

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