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Telecom services to become expensive under new GST regime

The council, comprising federal and state finance ministers, fixed rates on Thursday for more than 1,200 items under the Goods and Services Tax, amid demands by some states to keep essential items under the lower tax category. Temporary transfer or permitting use of intellectual property (IP) will attract 12 per cent GST- the same rate as in respect of permanent transfer of IP.

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With Bong leading the way, Gyllenhaal goes big in 'Okja'

David Ehrlich, a senior film critic at Indiewire , tweeted that there had been "huge boos" at the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumiere. Then film plays in wrong aspect ratio and Grand Lumiere nearly rioted. While the film played, the packed theater hissed and clapped until the screening was stopped. That is unusual for a director. "Quite frankly they gave me total freedom and liberty".

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Manning released from US military prison

That decision angered national security experts who say Manning put US lives at risk but it won praise from transgender advocates who have embraced her transition to a female gender identity.Once known as Private First Class Bradley Manning, she is likely to become a high-profile transgender advocate, said Chase Strangio, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer who has represented her.

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'Resident Evil' movie series reboot is in the works

Zombie auteur George Romero was Capcom's first choice to adapt the Resident Evil games for the big screen. The company has produced all of the RE film installments thus far, and will continue to do so with any upcoming films in the rebooted collection.

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Italians march in protest of G7 finance ministers and bankers meeting

Differences over trade had initially been expected to dominate the meeting in Bari, a fortified port on Italy's southern Adriatic coast. Michel Sapin, France's minister for finance, said the other delegations had put pressure on the USA to not turn its back on global economic diplomacy.

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WikiLeaks offers $100k bounty for alleged 'tapes' between Trump and Comey

For the first time since an Oval Office taping system was removed by President Richard Nixon's chief of staff almost 44 years ago, a president has hinted that White House conversations might again be secretly recorded. Critics have assailed Trump for abruptly dismissing Comey, who was leading the agency's investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and possible ties between Moscow and the Trump presidential campaign.

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Screening at Cannes of Netflix's 'Okja' stopped due to heckling

The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Tilda Swinton . One of the most keenly anticipated films of the festival, because of its stellar cast and director as well as the video streaming company's decision to give it only a limited theatrical release, opened to a packed press screening.

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'Twin Peaks' in a time of peak weirdness

After solving a number of clues in a manner that is too complicated and eccentric - and very " Twin Peaks " - to explain here, Cooper follows Windom's tracks to a wooded area where he has taken Annie through a red curtain that appears behind a pool.

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Alien: Covenant, Where Are the Aliens?

The only returning actor from " Prometheus " is Michael Fassbender, who plays an upgraded, less diabolical version of the android David, this time named Walter. You get to know the rest of the crew, but not almost enough to care deeply when the deaths begin. "The dominance at this point by Disney and Marvel's early summer entry " Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

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Korea celebrates missile launch with over 100000-strong parade in Pyongyang

The missile launched on Sunday reached a maximum altitude of 560 kilometers (347 miles), said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing office rules. The North says it needs missiles and nuclear weapons to deter any attack by the United States. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the missile launches "trample on efforts by the worldwide community towards a peaceful solution and are a challenge to the world", Kyodo News reported.

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Olynyk guides Celtics to Game 7 win over Wizards

The reigning world champions will be taking on the Boston Celtics after the Celtics overcame the Washington Wizards in a thrilling Game 7 on Monday night. As good as Thomas was, Olynyk was the biggest X-factor in the game. "We've got 48 minutes to prove we're the better team". Markieff Morris finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds.

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Vogue Williams brushes off Pippa Middleton wedding 'snub'

Earlier today Pippa looked stunning as she arrived at St Mark's Church as she prepared to tie the knot with financier James Matthews . Prince George kicked up a fuss at his aunt's wedding today after his mother appeared to tell him off for stepping on the bride's dress.

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Tanak gains rally Portugal lead

Tanak however ended Friday on top, a 4.6s lead over Sordo while Ogier was third. His first win since marking his M-Sport Ford debut with success on the Monte Carlo Rally in January, Ogier emerged out front during the second day of competition as his main rivals fell by the wayside as a effect of errors and technical problems.

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The Rock, Tom Hanks plan 2020 presidential bid in 'SNL' monologue

Welcomed by legendary FTC members Alec Baldwin and Tom Hanks , Johnson took the opportunity to announce that, not only is he, indeed, running, but that he's picked out an equally beloved running mate-in Hanks. Unfortunately, it didn't look at the odds of a Johnson/Hanks ticket. "And I gotta tell you, it's very flattering". I love taking care of people. Additionally, Hanks could use his gravitas to help the country through times of turmoil while Johnson has just authoritative ...

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Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan sign off from 'Saturday Night Live'

Fellow castmate Bobby Moynihan is also leaving Saturday Night Live after this week's season finale following nine seasons. But she did star in almost every sketch of the night. Bayer was known for her impression of Miley Cyrus, Rachel from Friends , and Jacob, the young jewish boy giving a speech on Weekend Update . Bobby Moynihan plays with Colin Jost's face as the Drunk Uncle in " Weekend Update ".

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Mets' Matt Harvey suspended for undisclosed violation

Will another Marlins and Mets game in NY go over the betting total when the NL East rivals clash at 1:10PM ET today? NY routed Miami 11-3 on Saturday night. While injuries are certainly a part of Harvey's decline, the 28-year-old should still be able to get things done on the mound. He had multiple at-bats in an extended spring training game Saturday in Port St.

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Trump to urge Muslim leaders to fight extremism in major speech

Video of the dance shows Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross dancing with swords perched on their shoulders as part of a line of men in traditional Saudi garb ahead of a state dinner, reports CNN. "But he'll also be very blunt in talking about the need to confront extremism and the fact that many in the Muslim world have not only not done enough, they've actively abetted this extremism, even as some of them have talked a good game on the surface but in quiet, ...

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Swedish prosecutor drops investigation into Julian Assange for suspected rape

At a press briefing earlier today, Sweden's top prosecutor Marianne Ny said that by remaining in the embassy in London Assange had evaded the exercise of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) that would have seen him extradited to Sweden. It's understood the standard procedure, which will apply in this case, is for the department to neither confirm nor deny the existence of an extradition request for Assange before an arrest has been made.

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Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For Record $110.5 Million

In the meantime, the artist's vibrant painting of a face in the shape of a skull set several records on Thursday night: for a work by any American artist, for a work by a black artist and as the first work created since 1980 to make more than US$100 million.

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Indian climber goes missing in Everest

The first all Navy expedition planted the Naval Ensign atop Mount Everest on 18 May 2004. Since the first summit of Everest in 1953 more than 300 people - majority locals - have died attempting to scale Everest and Lhotse, which share the same route until diverting at Camp 3 at 7,200 metres.

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Charlie Hunnam rejected offer from Game of Thrones

He looked after me in many ways... The 42-year-old retired soccer superstar has a small cameo role in the new Guy Ritchie movie playing Trigger, a scar-faced soldier to Charlie Hunnam's Arthur who witnesses him pull the Excalibur sword from the stone to become king.

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Pippa Middleton marries in almost-royal wedding

Despite all the interest in the couple, the big question is whether Prince Harry's girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle , will be his date. The bride, who looked tanned and toned, had managed to keep her wedding gown a secret until she arrived - a bespoke Giles Deacon wedding gown, crafted to create the impression of being seamless.

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Another US Citizen Is Detained In North Korea

Pyongyang's state news media continued to denounce U.S. In late-April, North Korean authorities arrested Kim Sang-dok, another US citizen affiliated with PUST , for hostile acts as well. Taking the total number of American detainees to four, this also the second time the North apprehended a staff member of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology .

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Cannes halts Netflix's 'Okja' film after screen glitch, heckling

He said he could not imagine "the Palme d'Or nor any other prize being given to a film, and then not being able to see that film on a large screen". Netflix has released the full trailer for the much-awaited monster movie Okja, a bold global adventure from director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer) one of the most creative and visionary filmmakers of our time.

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North Korea fires ballistic missile in latest weapons test

North Korea, also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has vowed to develop a missile mounted with a nuclear warhead that can strike the mainland United States, saying the program is necessary to counter USA aggression.

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Sachin: A Billion Dreams: Family to join Tendulkar on film promotion

Just at the beginning of this week, Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali Tendulkar even met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hon. Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar was presented a memento by Air Chief Marshal B.S. I also remember, during the Kargil conflict, I was in Srinagar and that was the time we beat Pakistan in that famous game (on June 8, 1999, during the 1999 World Cup), and I remember how proud all of us felt about it".

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Is Aamir Khan's Dangal a threat to SS Rajamouli film's biggest blockbuster

So far, Baahubali 2 has collected Rs 1538 crore and Dangal has collected Rs 1418 crore. The film is now crossed the Indian borders, taking China by storm as it has done a business of around Rs 500 crore at the Chinese box office. 2, no on ever imagined that it would not only push its way to the top of China's box office in the second week of its release but also outperform a Marvel's superhero movie.

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Panneerselvam Forecasts A Tie-Up With The BJP, Deletes Tweet Later

However, the party later clarified saying it meant that a decision on an alliance "with any political party" will be made only after the announcement of local body elections. Earlier in the day, a counsel of Mr Panneerselvam camp approached the Election Commission urging it to restrain the V K Sasikala faction from using the AIADMK office, and had submitted supporting documents to prove "undemocratic" way in which she was elevated to the party top position.

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Convicted transgender soldier will stay on active duty

Manning was deployed in Iraq as an intelligence analyst when she leaked hundreds of thousands of files to Wikileaks . After leaving the United States Disciplinary Barracks in Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Manning said in a statement , "After another anxious four months of waiting, the day has finally arrived".

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I'm sure Tiger will put heart, soul into 'Rambo' remake: Stallone

The film's director, Siddharth Anand said in an interview, "I can not wait to work with Tiger on this film". Filmmakers did make sure to maintain all aesthetic of the Hollywood franchise in while designing the poster and any avid Rambo fan could spot the similarity between " First Blood ".

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Is #1 at the Box Office

The sequel has taken in 54 per cent more than the original film in 2014, which grossed $94.3 million (£72.6 million). But it also turns back the tide of underperforming sequels, a developing scourge to Hollywood. 2 looks like it'll leave Marvel and Disney very happy indeed. "The strength of the brand is a license to take risks", Hollis said, noting that the "Guardians" films are the ideal counter to any notion of superhero movie fatigue.

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Marriage not on the cards for Liam Payne, Cheryl

Liam Payne and Cheryl Cole will not be getting married anytime soon even though they have a baby together. "I was saying something about Cheryl one night in Simon's house, and he was like, 'I think I know who is going to be the future Mrs Payne, ' and I was like 'Who are you on about?'" He was like, I'm not telling you, you'll have to wait and see!'" Payne added.

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RTÉ Concert Orchestra plays lovely tribute to Chris Cornell during rehearsal

Cornell , 52, was found unresponsive in his hotel room hours after he performed at a Soundgarden concert. COLUMBUS, Ohio Bands and music fans at a weekend rock festival where Soundgarden had been scheduled to headline are paying tribute to frontman Chris Cornell .

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'Half Girlfriend' box office collection Day 1

According to the makers of Half Girlfriend , they have already recovered an amount of 30 crores through music, satellite, overseas and digital rights. Check out the figures right here... On the other hand Half Girlfriend made on a budget of Rs 48 crore. While Madhav wants to be forever with her, Riya doesn't want such a big commitment.

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Sias new song to feature in Wonder Woman soundtrack

Though we may never get to see Whedon's version of Wonder Woman , I'm still very eager to see what Patty Jenkins has in store for the character. You can check out all of his great coverage below. In a surprising turn of events, Chris Pine's Steve Trevor takes center stage in two new Wonder Woman images. The full script for the Whedon's version of Wonder Woman has been leaked online, and fans can all check out what could have been.


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