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Around 600 drivers from various educational institutions took part in the one-day refresher training program for drivers organised by the Krishna district RTA. Speaking on the occasion, DTC E Meera Prasad called upon the drivers, to be alert while driving. The program was conducted with an objective to reduce road accidents involving school buses in the city and district.

01:10:01 on 17 Jul

Even as rescue operations continue for the seven persons missing from the boat accident in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district, two of the bodies have been recovered. Meanwhile, the other five persons still missing are presumed to be dead. So far, 22 teams have been involved with the search operations for the missing students.

12:57:01 on 17 Jul

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday removed Jai Prakash Singh from the post of party national coordinator for stating that Congress president Rahul Gandhi cannot become the country’s prime minister because of “his mother’s foreign origin”. As it is his personal opinion, he has been removed from his post with immediate effect,” news agency ANI quoted her as saying.

12:40:02 on 17 Jul

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The Supreme Court has asked Parliament to consider creating a new penal provision to deal with incidents of vigilantism, saying that mobocracy cannot be allowed in the society. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra decried cases of lynching and cow vigilantism. “No citizen can take the law into his hands nor become the law unto himself,” the Supreme Court said.

12:25:01 on 17 Jul

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AP : Assessing ground reality, first hand

Coinciding with the TDP government completing 1,500 days in office, CM launched a direct interface with the people in the rural areas to elicit their feedback on some of the flagship programmes of the government. The interactive programme, christened ‘Grama Darshini’, is similar to ‘Rachabanda’, a programme initiated by former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

12:10:02 on 17 Jul

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Heavy rain and gusty winds wreaked havoc in Kerala, claiming lives and causing widespread damage to property and crops. At least 12 people, including two children, died in rain-related accidents. Almost all major rivers and waterbodies are in spate, flooding houses and roads. With low-lying areas under flood water, over 5000 people were shifted to relief camps across the state.

11:57:01 on 17 Jul

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In a bid to tackle the growing drug menace and rehabilitate addicts in an effective manner, the Excise Department will set up narcotic de-addiction centres in all districts in Kerala. The de-addiction centres will be set up with the assistance of the Health Department within three months. The department has earmarked a sum of `6 crores from Vimukti fund with the Excise.

11:40:01 on 17 Jul

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Ahead of the monsoon session of the Parliament, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh is meeting opposition parties to gather support to move a no-confidence motion against their former ally, the BJP. The delegates are seeking the support of both BJP allies and Congress allies but have so far received a lukewarm response. The monsoon session begins on July 18.

11:25:01 on 17 Jul

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The Income Tax Department searched the offices and properties belonging to the SPK Group of Companies one of the major road contractors in Tamil Nadu, in Chennai, Madurai and Aruppukottai. Properties belonging to the group’s director Nagarajan Seyyadurai and his family members were also searched during the operation which will continue today.

11:11:01 on 17 Jul

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An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by over a dozen men for seven months at an apartment complex in Chennai. the hearing impaired child was regularly assaulted by 22 men. The men reportedly drugged the child with injections, spiked soft drinks and other substances.18 men have been arrested with regard to the case. Three of the men have confessed to their crimes

10:57:01 on 17 Jul

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Just when we thought there was no getting away from this season's obsession with summery whites, there comes the colour pop of one and only pink - the all-time favourite hue. Well, in this gloomy monsoon, it sure is adding some spark as our Bollywood celebs are making trendy style statements in pretty pink and giving us major reasons to fall in love with it all over again.

10:40:01 on 17 Jul

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The Madras High Court confirmed the dismissal of a principal district judge from service after finding him guilty of having received illegal gratification to grant bail to an accused in a child sexual abuse case. The court held that the punishment imposed on him was commensurate with the seriousness of the misconduct committed by him.

10:25:01 on 17 Jul

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India's technology hub Bengaluru and capital New Delhi rank 40th and 49th respectively on a list of 50 women entrepreneur-friendly global cities, according to a report by American computer maker Dell Technologies. Delhi and Bengaluru are the only two Indian cities to figure in the Index, which measures the ease with which women can run businesses in different countries.

10:10:01 on 17 Jul

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Thoothukudi district collector, Sandeep Nanduri refuted rumours that Sterlite is to resume operation, asserting that the closure order of the government against the copper smelter plant remains unaltered. The ‘rumours’ doing the rounds on social media are being sourced to media reports that the Vedanta has asked its employees to report for duty.

09:56:02 on 17 Jul

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To commemorate Abhimanyu, the slain SFI activist, who was studying in Maharaja's college a library is being set up in his hometown in Vattavada, Idukki, in his name. The library is slated to be named 'Abhimanyu Maharaja's Library' and as soon as the decision was announced, calls started pouring in, promising books for the library.

09:42:01 on 17 Jul

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Rules for protection of personal data in the telecom space are not sufficient, regulator Trai said while suggesting that consumers be given the right to choose and to be forgotten to safeguard their privacy. Trai held that consumers are owners of their data and that entities controlling, processing their info are "mere custodians and do not have primary rights over this data".

09:25:01 on 17 Jul

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A week after the Assembly passed the Tamil Nadu Lokayukta Act, 2018, DMK has approached Madras High Court seeking a direction to the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) to conduct a probe against Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and his family members on a charge of amassing assets disproportionate to known sources of income.

09:10:01 on 17 Jul

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The price of local fish in Assam has shot up by Rs. 100 per kilo in the last five days after the July 11 ban on fish imports from other states, especially Andhra Pradesh. Assam's annual fish intake is 10,000 metric tonnes, and about 90 per cent is imported from AP. However, a shipment of fish which tested positive for formalin on July 10, put the brakes on its imports.

08:55:01 on 17 Jul

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As many as 53 people, who got trapped in the flood waters of Vamsadhara river at Purushothapuram village in Sarubujjili mandal of Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh were rescued by the SDRF and Fire Services department personnel. They used a drone to locate the workers. The workers were rescued in the morning using inflatable boats.

08:42:01 on 17 Jul

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Heavy rains in various parts of Kerala has crippled daily life in the state, with trains across the state delayed. Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki districts have been the worst-affected districts in the state. Road connectivity in various parts of the state has also been affected. In Kollam, people have been stranded and are presently being moved to rescue camps.

08:25:02 on 17 Jul

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Priyanka Chopra is dancing on New York streets. Priyanka was seen dancing with Liam Hemsworth, Rebel Wilson and the cast of her upcoming film, Isn’t it Love. The dance is part of a sequence of the film. According to a media report, Priyanka and the rest of the stars were shooting the sequence at the corner of 40th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan.

08:11:01 on 17 Jul

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Parents, take note. If you think that Internet filtering tools such as parental controls will stop your teenage child from accessing explicit sexual content online then you may be wrong, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, the use of Internet filtering tools is widespread but there has been no conclusive evidence on their effectiveness until now.

07:56:01 on 17 Jul

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Bringing cheers to the farmers, TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami ordered the opening of the Mettur dam for paddy cultivation in delta districts on July 19 and directed to keep ready long-term paddy varieties for farmers in all extension centres. As on date, the water level in the Mettur dam stands at 89.18 feet, the inflow 99.372 cusecs and storage level 51.72 tmcft.

07:42:02 on 17 Jul

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The government has formed a committee comprising officials of the environment ministry, experts from NEERI, IITs and various other forums to look into the issue of industrial pollution around the iconic Taj Mahal, days after a rap from the Supreme Court on the issue. The committee will be headed by C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

07:25:01 on 17 Jul

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Bengaluru's legislators and MPs have suggested bringing in a new legislation for the BBMP to complement the existing Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976 that applies to the entire K'taka. The govt would seriously consider the suggestion for a new legislation for the civic body as the problems faced by Bengaluru were quite different from other municipal corporations.

07:10:01 on 17 Jul

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5 healing plants that can change your life

It is very important to add plants in our homes because they have few amazing healing powers. They act as great stress-busters and also calm down heart rate. Plants are widely used to treat diseases and they also contribute towards our productivity and have healing powers that can change your life. Here are few healing plants which will prove to be magical in your garden!

06:55:01 on 17 Jul

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The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has withdrawn its call for a state-wide hartal in Kerala on Tuesday. The call was first given after their leaders were taken into police custody on Monday in relation with the murder of 19-year-old Students Federation of India (SFI) leader, Abhimanyu, in Maharaja’s College. The party will instead observe a black flag day on Tuesday.

06:42:01 on 17 Jul

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TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami has inaugurated a two-way railway overbridge at Pothanur in Coimbatore, constructed at a cost of `22.60 crores. In all, he opened three railway bridges and seven river bridges constructed at a total cost of `160.34 crores. Palaniswami also declared open two sub-treasuries, each at Avadi in Tiruvallur district and Ponnamaravathi in Pudukottai district.

06:23:10 on 17 Jul

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Hate body odour? This is what it reveals about your political leanings. No one likes body odour and if you are one of those who just can’t stand strong body odour, it reveals about your inner dictator. A bizarre study, conducted by Stockholm University, also explained how your sense of smell can predict the government you will choose for your country.

05:55:01 on 17 Jul

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TN CM Palaniswami announced that the admissions to Indian Medical courses – Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy in TN for the 2018 to 2019 academic year will be held based solely on Class 12 marks. The CM conducted a high-level meeting at the Secretariat on Monday to discuss the order issued by Madras HC to award 196 grace marks to students who had given NEET 2018.

10:55:01 on 16 Jul

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The Delhi Police arrested the husband of an air hostess who allegedly committed suicide in South Delhi’s Panchsheel Park. Anissia Batra, who worked with German airline Lufthansa, allegedly jumped from the terrace her house. Her husband Mayank Singhvi rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was declared brought dead. Her family has alleged that she was harassed for dowry.

10:53:58 on 16 Jul

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How to shave if you have acne

Shaving may sound like a very simple skincare routine but it can be a painful mess if you have troubled skin. Breakouts can make your skin irritated and the thought of running a razor on broken skin isn't an ideal situation. So, what can you do? Here's few tips that will help you get a close, smooth shave, no matter what state your skin is in even if you have acne.

10:45:01 on 16 Jul

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How to make rose aloe vera gel at home

Aloe Vera is known as a wonder plant and is used for many health and medicinal uses. This plant can do wonders for your skin and is truly a beauty saviour. Loaded with antifungal and antibacterial properties, this gel can prove to be a magic potion for many beauty woes. The gel is easily available in the market but often comes with a green colour added to it.

10:40:18 on 16 Jul

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With the level in the Mettur reservoir crossing 80 feet and water release imminent, farmers in Tiruchy have started preliminary works for the samba season. According to the Agriculture Department, samba cultivation in the district is likely to be taken up in about 50,000 hectares, which is much larger than the previous year.

10:40:01 on 16 Jul

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Over the past few weeks, rumours about a new Android One handset have been swirling around with a lot of the leaks pointing to the imminent arrival of the Xiaomi Mi A2. Now, the smartphone giant has teased the second iteration of the Mi A1. As per a Twitter post, Xiaomi says, “Are you a big fan of #MiA1? You will love this...#Xiaomi #AndroidOne #2isbetterthan1”

10:25:01 on 16 Jul

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Most Indians, at one point or another, have faced a mental health issue. And if they haven't yet, there is a big chance of them facing it in near future. This issue could range from coping from loss to difficulty in adjusting to a change. According to recent data presented in the Lok Sabha, there are only 898 psychologists in comparison to the 20,250 required in India.

10:20:02 on 16 Jul

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Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu’s title drought this year continued as she suffered a straight-game defeat against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the Thailand Open World Tour Super 500 badminton tournament. Sindhu struggled with her consistency throughout the duel as Okuhara dominated the proceedings to beat the Indian 21-15 21-18 in exactly 50 minutes.

10:15:01 on 16 Jul

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At a time when the SCCL is planning to open several new mines this year to improve its performance, its proposals for environmental clearance for one integrated (opencast-cum-underground) project and expansion of one opencast project have been put on hold by the expert appraisal committee of Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) recently.

10:10:01 on 16 Jul

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Love adding a zing of mint in your salads or summer coolers? The most commonly available herb no doubt works like a miracle in bringing about a refreshing effect, thanks to the presence of an organic substance called menthol. Mint also finds usage in numerous beauty remedies for the skin, hair and the body. There are many ways you can make use of mint.

10:05:01 on 16 Jul

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There is discrimination, societal pressure, fear of prosecution and lack of support attacking people who belong to the LGBTQ community from every corner. Taking these points into consideration, Ishaan Sethi from Delhi creates a space where like-minded people can address issues faced by those who identify themselves as LGBTQ.

09:57:01 on 16 Jul

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Novak Djokovic celebrated his fourth Wimbledon title by munching on the Centre Court grass. Djokovic defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson to add the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015. He also took his Grand Slam total to 13 after a year which had seen him struggle with form and confidence, sending his world ranking to its lowest in over a decade.

09:45:01 on 16 Jul

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People who came to meet CM Kumaraswamy at his people's interaction program scheduled to begin at 10 am, were still waiting for him in the rain, in long queues till 5 pm. The meeting was delayed by seven hours! As announced earlier, the CM was supposed to meet people of Ramanagaram district from where he was elected, in the morning and receive their complaints and appeals.

09:40:01 on 16 Jul

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You know that feeling when your legs are sore and stiff because you've been sitting on a chair in front of a computer all day long and haven't really had the chance to move? Well, you shouldn't. That is the single most harmful thing you're doing to yourself. Several studies have found that those who sat for more than eight hours a day with no physical activity face risks.

09:35:01 on 16 Jul

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s recent remark on ‘Hindu Pakistan’ has snowballed into huge controversy & BJP youth wing activists protested outside his office in Tvm. The right-wing activists smeared black oil outside the MP’s office, placed a wreath at the entrance and even raised slogans asking the Congressman to leave the country and go to Pakistan.

09:25:01 on 16 Jul

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Following a continuous increase in the outflow of water from KRS reservoir, temple complexes in Srirangapatna taluk were inundated by the flooding of Cauvery river, causing inconvenience to devotees. The outflow of water from the dam that varied in the day had touched up to 73,159 cusecs against the inflow of 51,679 cusecs of water by the evening.

09:12:01 on 16 Jul

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The World Cup-winning French team are travelling home for a victory parade on the Champs Elysees following their triumph in Moscow that sparked wild celebrations nationwide. France overcame Croatia to win 4-2 in Sunday’s final, with teenager Kylian Mbappe applying the coup de grace and cementing his place as a new global superstar at the age of just 19

09:05:01 on 16 Jul

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Trust Sonam Kapoor to look good in anything and everything she wears. It's not without reason that the Bollywood diva is regarded as a style icon. She is well accustomed with the world of fashion and knows how to glam up and grab all attention like a pro. What makes it a pleasure to watch Sonam Kapoor is the fact that she is not afraid to experiment with her looks.

09:03:09 on 16 Jul

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Major dairies in Maharastra stopped procurement of milk from farmers across the state on Monday in view of the strike called by Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna’. The Sanghatana has called for a supply stoppage to demand Rs 5 per litre as subsidy for dairy farmers. The agitators stopped milk tankers in various places and emptied them on roads as a mark of protest.

08:55:01 on 16 Jul

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'YUKKK' If this is usually the first thing you say on hearing that people eat rats, snakes and pigeons, then reading this article will surely make you sick to your stomach. Believe it or not, in spite of your best efforts to only eat good quality and hygienic food, you have been exposed to certain products that you wouldn’t have even imagined touching!

08:52:28 on 16 Jul

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Facial recognition on smartphones, something that was out of imagination a few years back, have now started coming in phones such as iPhone X and Xiaomi Mi 8. And, the brands for whom it was difficult to incorporate this feature, they opted for the fingerprint scanner which still is safer than the pattern and password lock.

08:40:01 on 16 Jul

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Actor Rajinikanth expressed his support for the Salem-Chennai green corridor project. Speaking to reporters, he said such projects were necessary for the development of the nation, but added that farmland should not be affected, to the extent possible. He said he would decide whether or not to contest the Parliamentary elections closer to the time of the polls.

08:25:02 on 16 Jul

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Former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar has been appointed the interim coach of the national women’s cricket team until the BCCI finds a suitable replacement for Tushar Arothe. Arothe was forced to resign due to the differences with senior players who were not happy with his coaching methods. Powar will oversee the women’s team camp which begins in Bengaluru from July 25.

08:19:53 on 16 Jul

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The Karnataka government will frame a new law to empower Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and enhance its powers for effective governance of the city. Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara Bengaluru constituencies said the suggestion for a new law has been welcomed by the government.

08:10:01 on 16 Jul

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Dubbing the 1,500-day CM Naidu term laden with corruption and nepotism, YSR Congress has said that the boasting of fulfilling 99 per cent of poll promises is absurd as the election manifesto was pulled out of the TDP website as the party would be exposed. During the term, he had closed down a no. of PSUs in the cooperative sector for kickbacks and to favour his coterie.

07:57:01 on 16 Jul

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Out of the 19 infected by the deadly Nipah virus (NiV) attack in Kerala, 17 who died could have contracted it from the first victim, 26-year-old Mohammad Sabith, suggests a detailed report by the state government. Sabith from Sooppikada village in Changaroth panchayat, Kozhikode, contracted the virus from fruit bats under unknown circumstances, the report details.

07:40:02 on 16 Jul

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Hundreds of people visited the fish carnival at K Shivaram Karanth Pilikula Nisargadhama. Fingerlings were released into the park lake, and those released the previous year were caught this year for sale. Two-tonne freshwater fish were trapped in the lake using gillnet over two days, specifically for the Matsyotsava.

07:25:01 on 16 Jul

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The delight that normally comes when two family members win a big lottery prize instead sparked a bitter feud in rural Canada when an aunt said she would be suing her nephew for the entire sum. “See you in court,” Barbara Reddick told nephew Tyrone MacInnis, even as they were posing with an oversized cheque representing the total winnings of Can$1.2 million.

07:15:01 on 16 Jul

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The active phase of monsoon, sweeping across Kerala, has produced heavy spells of showers bringing the state virtually to a halt. Large parts of the state, particularly in Alappuzha, Kottayam districts have been inundated with rising waters from backwaters and lakes spilling over into paddy fields, destroying houses and sending hundreds of people into relief camps.

07:10:01 on 16 Jul

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For those of you who are itching to get your hands on the gorgeous OnePlus 6 Red edition, the wait is finally over and the handset is available for purchase. To buy this handset, head on over to Amazon or OnePlus’ official website and it will set you back a cool Rs 39,999. The OnePlus 6 Red edition comes with 8GBof RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

06:57:01 on 16 Jul

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Kerala: AI to help police unmask criminals

AI-powered facial recognition technology will soon become part of the standard law enforcement toolkit of the Kerala Police. The dept’s cyber research facility, Cyberdome, at Technopark here has developed a family of state-of-the-art, AI algorithms to help the local police search hundreds of hours of video footage to fish.

06:40:02 on 16 Jul

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An IPS officer from Bengaluru Rural is in the dock after a video of him indulging in an adulterous act with the wife of a software professional surfaced on the internet. After the techie husband filed a complaint, the Koramangala police have taken up a non-cognisable case under Section 497 and are likely to seek the permission of the court to take legal action.

06:35:02 on 16 Jul

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In a move to extend cooperation in observation of Swachh Bharat, HPCL refinery came forward to provide Swachhta implements at Vizag railway station under Swachh Bharat through Corporate Social Responsibility funds. Accordingly, Swachhta implements like Bio-waste recycler & Steel Dustbins etc were commissioned at Vizag station by Director-Finance in the presence of ADRM.

06:25:01 on 16 Jul

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Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has hailed Congress president Rahul Gandhi's comment on his controversial web show 'Sacred Games'. Kashyap expressed his sentiments on Twitter and said, "That's a yay," quoting Rahul's tweet. Netflix's web series 'Sacred Games' has landed in a legal soup over its content that insulted former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

06:14:01 on 16 Jul

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JDS supremo Deve Gowda said that the CM Kumaraswamy-led govt will publish a whitepaper on the funds allotted for each dist of the state by various govts from 1956. He added that this govt would go public with this docu. during the assembly session. The whitepaper on the contribution of all govts for the deve. of north K'tka will be presented with statistics.

06:12:01 on 16 Jul

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A 39 year old air hostess has committed suicide by jumping off the terrace of her home. The family of Anissia Batra, who was working Lufthansa Airlines, said they suspect foul play. According to reports, Anissia’s father, a retired Major General, had filed a complaint with the police, alleging torture by her husband, Mayank Singhvi and his family over dowry.

06:05:19 on 16 Jul

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The solid waste management bylaws are framed under Section 349 of the Chennai City Municipal Corporation Act, 1919. According to the new bylaws, the maximum fine proposed by the Chennai Corporation is Rs 25,000, a sharp jump from the current fine of Rs 50. Event organisers, who litter, bury and burn waste and do not segregate, will attract a heavy fine of Rs 25,000.

05:55:02 on 16 Jul

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At least two persons were killed and 12 others injured when lightning struck them at Mahaguda in Odisha’s Ganjam district, police said on Monday. The victims were working in paddy fields on the outskirts of the village located under the jurisdiction of Bhanjanagar police station yesterday afternoon when lightning struck, they said.

05:43:52 on 16 Jul

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Kurnool: A village without inhabitants

Neglect by the govt and the administration, crisis in the agriculture sector and lack of employment of opportunities have forced the residents of Lallayipet in Kurnool district to abandon their village. The adage that “Man shall not live by bread alone” aptly explains the fate of this village as the last 5 families recently bade goodbye to it to settle elsewhere.

05:26:42 on 16 Jul

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The Janata Dal (Secular) will not have a pre-poll alliance with the Congress for any elections except for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, national president H.D. Deve Gowda said here on Sunday. He told presspersons that the prevailing circumstances in the country were forcing the JD(S) to align with the Congress for 2019.

05:07:38 on 16 Jul

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K’tka: Sea erosion intensifies at Kaup

Sea erosion has intensified in Kaipunjal and Ermalubada in the Kaup taluk. A private lodge in the proximity of Jwali beach has been partially damaged. Houses and coconut trees in the vicinity face the threat of being washed away by the waves. Though the permanent protective wall is in a good condition, the boulders laid on the sand years ago are being washed away.

04:52:22 on 16 Jul

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Lightning, flood alert systems in TS soon

Lightning strikes have become a major cause of concern for the TS govt as they have claimed the lives of at least 15 persons besides a number of livestock during the monsoon in the past three years. After scouting for solutions to enable it to take preventive measures, the State government is all set to implement a lightning forecast system.

04:44:06 on 16 Jul

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A woman may face two years in prison and a fine of up to 100,000 Saudi riyals in Saudi Arabia after storming a stage to hug a pop star, attorney Abdulkarim al-Qadi said. The unidentified woman was dressed in a full-length abaya and niqab face cover when she jumped on stage to hug Iraqi singer Majid al-Muhandis, whose love songs are hugely popular in the Gulf.

04:25:02 on 16 Jul

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The sixth season of Airtel Super Singer came to an end with its gala finale on Sunday night, which saw Senthil Ganesh emerge as the winner. He was awarded the winning trophy along with a house worth Rs 50 lakh. Also, he gets to do playback singing for Mozart of Madras AR Rahman. While Senthil got the top spot, Rakshitha was declared first runner-up.

04:25:01 on 16 Jul

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Heavy rains in various parts of Kerala has crippled daily life in the state, with trains across the state delayed. According to reports, all trains between Tvm and Ernakulam are delayed & nine trains have been cancelled. Ernakulam and Idukki districts have been the worst-affected districts in the state. Road connectivity in the state has also been affected.

04:21:15 on 16 Jul

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Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović had been in attendance for multiple games played by her country in the FIFA world cup. Though the NATO summit kept her away from the semi-finals in which Croatia beat England, the President flew back immediately to Moscow to witness her country play in the FIFA finals for the first time.

04:10:01 on 16 Jul

BrahMos supersonic missile was successfully test fired today with an aim to "increase its life". The test-firing was carried out under extreme conditions. This successful flight test carried out by BrahMos Aerospace and DRDO at 10:30 am from the ITR Balasore to validate the life extension technologies. The test-firing was aimed at increasing the missile's life from 10 to 15 years.

04:05:32 on 16 Jul

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APSRTC Chairman on Sunday announced interim relief for employees as per the directive of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. With this, the 54,000 employees of the APSRTC will receive 19% IR with effect from August 1. The State government announced 19 percent IR even though the RTC unions are demanding 27 percent.

04:04:59 on 16 Jul

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“Don’t allow these persons in the red car to escape. They are child kidnappers.’’ That was the message sent, along with a video of four men distributing chocolates to schoolchildren, to WhatsApp groups in villages of Bidar district in K'tka. Within half-an-hour, an engineer was killed and the others were seriously injured after they were attacked by villagers in Murki.

03:46:39 on 16 Jul

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Google will be hit with a record European Union (EU) fine for using its Android smartphone system to fortify its search empire. The European Commission's competition chief Margrethe Vestager has been investigating Google for three years over complaints the company illegally forces smartphone manufacturers to install its apps.

03:40:01 on 16 Jul

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Kerala: AI to help police unmask criminals

Artificial intelligence (AI) powered facial recognition technology will soon become part of the standard law enforcement toolkit of the Kerala Police. The department’s cyber research facility, Cyberdome, at Technopark here has developed a family of state-of-the-art, AI algorithms to help the local police search hundreds of hours of video footage to fish about for almost anything.

03:25:01 on 16 Jul

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In a bid to tackle pollution of Vaigai river, CM K Palaniswami said that treatment plants would be set up in order to treat sewage water before releasing it to the river. Palaniswami, in the presence of the Deputy CM, laid the foundation stone for the construction of a four-lane flyover at Kalavasal junction in Madurai. The flyover will be constructed at a cost of `54.07 crores under the Comprehensive Road Infrastructure Development Programme of Highways and Minor Ports Department.

03:11:01 on 16 Jul

The teaser of Aadhi's upcoming film Neevevaro was launched. Helmed by Harinath, Taapsee Pannu and Ritika Singh. The one and half minute teaser gives a revealing peek into the film. Aadhi seems to be playing the role of a blind chef whose life goes for a toss due to an incident. ‘Three cities, two love stories and one incident’, says the teaser setting up the premise of the film.

03:05:01 on 16 Jul

A portion of a tent collapsed today during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore. The canopy collapsed while the Prime Minister was addressing the gathering. At least, 20 people were injured in the collapse and were rushed to hospital on motorcycles and even by the ambulance that follows the Prime Minister's convoy.

02:58:54 on 16 Jul

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Twitter is changing the location of its navigation bar, bringing it to the bottom of the app interface in the new update for Android devices. It may be bringing in this change to make the app more accessible and to enable quicker navigation between other tabs. However, it would not allow users to swipe from one tab to the next, but they would have to click on a tab to access it.

02:57:01 on 16 Jul

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After scripting a saga of women empowerment and poverty eradication in Kerala, the Kudumbasree Mission has taken up the cause of the transgenders. The mission has formed as many as 21 exclusive neighbourhood groups comprising 274 transgenders. The mission will help the members of these groups to find means of livelihood by starting micro-enterprises.

02:40:01 on 16 Jul

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Why soccer players take dives

It wouldn’t be a World Cup without a controversy over a player crumpling with a maudlin cry of agony, clutching his shin, and plaintively pleading for mercy (and a penalty for the other team). In the tournament’s first week, France’s Lucas Hernandez admitted to flopping in France’s 2-1 win against Australia in an attempt to get Australian midfielder Mathew Leckie sent off.

02:26:42 on 16 Jul

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Odisha: Formalin fear makes fish dear

Following detection of formalin in the fish stock imported from neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, prices of local varieties of river fish, crab and seafood have shot up in the coastal district and its nearby areas. The increase in price ranges from 30% to 50% as people have stopped consuming the stock from AP. The steep hike has left a bitter taste among the fish lovers.

02:26:01 on 16 Jul

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A total of 1.08 lakh cusecs of water was released from the KRS and Kabini reservoir on Sunday. Both the reservoirs are full to the brim following copious rains in the catchment areas. The inflow into the dam stood at 51,679 cusecs on Sunday. A large number of people thronged the KRS to have a glimpse of water gushing out of the crest gates.

02:10:01 on 16 Jul

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HMDA to construct 23 skywalks in Hyderabad

After setting up Foot over Bridges (FOB) at different places in the city, HMDA is now focusing on constructing skywalks to provide safe and comfortable option for pedestrians at different junctions. Unlike the conventional facilities, these skywalks will be constructed in different shapes and will be equipped with multiple staircases for the convenience of pedestrians.

01:57:01 on 16 Jul

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Former Indian cricket captain and Congress leader Mohammad Azharuddin has said that he is keen to fight the 2019 elections from his home ground of Secunderabad in Telangana. However, he was quick to add that the final decision will be taken by the high command of the Congress. Azhar, a former MP had faced defeat in 2014 when contested for a seat in Rajasthan.

01:40:01 on 16 Jul

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The Dr Reddy's Laboratories stock fell in trade today after a US court granted preliminary injuction blocking the Hyderabad-based firm from selling cut-price versions (buprenorphine and naloxone) of the British drugmaker Indivior's best-selling opioid addiction treatment in the US. The Dr Reddy's stock fell up to 9.48% or 219.75 points to 2,097 level on the BSE.

01:35:01 on 16 Jul

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Kerala government in a spot over UDAN

Kerala government is in a spot over the decision of Kannur International Airport Limited (KIAL) to pull out from the bandwagon of regional flights under the Central government’s Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme after inking the agreement. The road to wriggle out from the agreement is not going to be a smooth affair for the State.

01:26:01 on 16 Jul

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CM E K Palaniswami said that AIADMK had commenced its campaign for the upcoming Parliamentary elections. In order to spread awareness on the achievements of the State government, inaugurated a cycle rally. The five-day cycle rally will see as many as 1,000 going around all the 10 constituencies in Madurai district, campaigning about the government’s achievement.

01:11:01 on 16 Jul

Last year, when Katrina Kaif celebrated her birthday, things couldn’t have been worse. Her love life was in shambles, and her career, which had been put on hold for love, was going nowhere. This year she may have a lot to smile about on her birthday today. What really gets her goat is the way her unparalleled success ratio is undermined by being dismissed as a matter of luck.

01:05:02 on 16 Jul

A day after his tearful address to his partymen, the BJP mocked CM, by terming him as the “best actor” Posting a video clip showing Kumaraswamy weeping at a JD(S) party event, BJP Karnataka tweeted, “& the best acting award goes to.. (Kumaraswamy). Here we have another legendary actor Mr Kumaraswamy, an actor who has constantly fooled common man with his amazing acting skills.”

12:57:01 on 16 Jul

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CBI has written to the CVC saying that its second most senior officer, Spl Director Rakesh Asthana, does not have the mandate to represent its chief, Director Alok Verma. It has informed the CVC that several officers being considered for induction in the agency “were under examination by the CBI as suspects/ accused in criminal cases".

12:42:01 on 16 Jul

The controversy surrounding Netflix's new show 'Sacred Games' over a line critical of former PM Rajiv Gandhi refuses to die. While his son Rahul Gandhi's statement on the subject earned a thumbs up from co-director Anurag Kashyap, others jumped into the debate with their own two bits. Sacred Games', has racked up three complaints across the country, over Rajiv Gandhi's portrayal.

12:40:02 on 16 Jul

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CM has shot off a letter to the heads all the non-BJP and non-Congress parties seeking support to the TDP’s proposed no-confidence motion against the BJP-led NDA government. Elaborating on the “injustice” done to Andhra Pradesh he said, “In view of the continued adamant attitude of the BJP-led NDA government, the TDP Parliamentary Party has decided to move a no-confidence motion.

12:26:01 on 16 Jul

Leaks and rumours surrounding Microsoft’s Andromeda aka Surface Phone have been flying consistently for the past few weeks. A new report indicates that the company’s highly ambitious dual-screen Andromeda Project isn’t dead yet. Microsoft had originally planned to launch the dual-screen device in the second-half of 2018, but now it has decided to launch the product in late 2019.

12:11:01 on 16 Jul

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A 23-member team of retired judges, senior bureaucrats, police officers and social activists have called for a full administrative and criminal investigation into the Thoothukudi police firing and violence, which left 14 people dead. Their report pointed to evidence that revealed a violation of Standard Operating Procedures and a total breakdown of civilian authority.

11:57:01 on 16 Jul

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