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Keep the monsoon troubles at bay
Rains are here, and so are the skin and hair fears. Sweat and oil deposits make the skin and hair really dull so adjust your skin and hair care routine according to the season. From avoiding rubbing your face while drying it up to avoid hair spray and hair gel can do the trick, says an expert.
 
A change in weather does not mean you put do away with your skin and hair care routine. Nivedita Dadu, dermatologist from skinology of Skin and Hair Clinic, suggests how.
 
* Cleanse your skin: Washing the impurities away from our skin allows it to breathe. Clean your skin by washing thoroughly with soap and by removing impurities. But to protect the skin's natural oils, avoid anti-fungal and perfumed soaps. Instead use a non-soapy cleanser that ensures deep pore cleansing. Splashing the eyes with cold water also provides great relief.
 
* Don't rub your face while drying it: The facial skin is very delicate so rubbing it with a towel can cause hyper-pigmentation. Gently pat it dry avoiding any kind of friction
 
* Go for fruit based face packs: It is also an excellent way to freshen up dull skin and the monsoon is the best weather for them -- there is no risk of sun exposure and sensitivity after the peeling session. 
 
* Don’t Tie your hair if it gets wet in rain: Rain causes humidity which leads to split ends because rain water has chlorine in it. After returning home, shampoo your hairs, leave it to dry and then only tie it.
 
* Don’t use hair gel or hair sprays: hair is already dry and fizzy during rainy season and these products cause more dryness. Use nice hair serum after every wash. As it carries silicon which helps giving shine to your hairs. Serum is considered to be Anti-Humidity product
 
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Tribunal quashes Kingfisher's interim plea in debt case
The Debt Recover Tribunal (DRT) on Friday quashed the interlocutory application of tycoon Vijay Mallya's defunct Kingfisher Airlines Ltd for modifying its reply to the original application and its counter-petition seeking Rs3,000 crore from the 17 banks to which it owes about Rs9,000 crore debt.
 
"Tribunal's presiding officer Justice CR Benkanahalli dismissed Kingfisher's plea after the consortium of the banks challenged it saying the time limit to seek modification had lapsed," counsel for lead bank SBI told reporters later.
 
Opposing the airline's interim plea on Tuesday, the consortium's counsel had said as the original application was filed on 25 June 2013, the airline had enough time to plead its case than seeking a modification when the hearing was at the final stage.
 
Claiming that the consortium had violated the terms of the master debts recast agreement (MDRA), the airline counsel argued that it suffered losses after signing it (agreement) on 21 October 2010 as its banks failed lend more money in time.
 
"The banks did not lend money to the airline in time as per the agreement, resulting in cash crunch and operational loss," he said.
 
The tribunal has been hearing the debt recovery case on almost daily basis after the Supreme Court directed it in May to wind up the arguments in two months.
 
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Kerala imposes 14.5% tax on 'junk food' in Kerala
Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac, in his first budget presented in the assembly on Friday, imposed 14.5% 'junk tax' on popular fast-food items like burgers, pizzas, tachos, doughnuts, sandwiches, burger patties, pasta, bread fillings and other food provided by branded restaurants.
 
"I expect to raise Rs10 crore through this," said Issac.
 
The major cities of the state like Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode are all home to popular branded restaurants and this has come at a time when popular American burger chain, Burger King opened its first outlet in the state at Kochi last month.
 
Even as Issac has taxed the junk food, he appears to have hit the ordinary man by imposing five percent tax on food items like atta, maida and rava, a measure he expected to bring in Rs50 crore to the exchequer.
 
He also said that it has now been noticed that traders bring in coconut oil from outside the state to sell here, when coconut oil tax was not levied.
 
"What I have done is I have decided to impose a five percent tax on coconut oil and use the entire proceeds to help the coconut farmers in Kerala by increasing the minimum support price from Rs25 to Rs27," said Issac.
 
But the new generation segment of the Kerala society was not too happy as they know they will have to pay more for their favourite meals.
 
"This is not fair at all as now our 'meal' which we have at least once a week will go up by minimum Rs20 and this is too much," said college students spotted in front of a popular branded restaurant in the state capital.
 
State BJP spokesperson JR Padmakumar said one fails to understand the logic through these flip-flop measures adopted by Issac, while Congress leader Bindu Krishnan said its unfortunate that the minister has hiked the tax on the common man's food items like atta, maida and rava.
 
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