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Congress-led Kerala opposition stages walk out from assembly

Thiruvananthapuram , June 28

The Congress-led opposition on Tuesday staged its first walkout in the Kerala assembly to protest the alleged high-handedness of CPI-M workers towards two Dalit women in Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's hometown and also the "callous" attitude of the police.

Seoul rejects Pyongyang's offer for meeting on end of Japanese rule

Seoul , June 28
UN Security CouncilUN Security Council

South Korea on Tuesday rejected North Korea's proposal to hold a meeting of political parties and social organisations around August 15 marking the 71st anniversary of the peninsula's liberation from Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule.

Indian music needs respectable place to flourish: Sonu Nigam

New Delhi , June 28
Sonu NigamSonu Nigam
From hip-hop, jazz to EDM and rap songs, the Indian music industry is in "interesting times" when native music is getting a heightened tough of western music, says singing sensation Sonu Nigam, who believes that India's own music genres should also be rightfully given a respectable space to flourish.

Ehsaan Ghungroowala creates magic with his vocal cords

Kolkata , June 28
DharmendraDharmendra
Having mastered the art of vocal percussion, he takes his listeners to a realm of disbelief. With his unique ability to translate musical compositions into sounds of a ghungroo (musical anklet) using just his vocal cords, Ehsaan Ahmed Bharti has not only given a unique dimension to the qawaali but also taken the fading art to new heights .

India seen to grow faster than emerging market peers

New Delhi
Raghuram RajanRaghuram Rajan

The Indian economy is at an interesting inflection point. With RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan announcing his plans to return to academia and the referendum in Britain voting to leave the EU, the world, it seems, has become more uncertain and risk-prone.