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K'taka CM HD Kumaraswamy dropped a bombshell, claiming that the BJP was planning to use “military logistics” to poach Congress and JDS MLAs to topple his govt in the state. Launching a scathing attack on state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa, he said that the desperate BJP was using every trick in the book to engineer mass defections from the coalition to form its government.

05:26:02 on 20 Sep

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Man sets himself on fire in Hyderabad

A man identified as Srikanth allegedly attempted suicide by self-immolation in Santhosh Nagar. The locals rushed to his rescue and shifted him to the Osmania General Hospital, where he is being treated. It is learnt that Srikanth had a love marriage three years ago. Recently, his wife's parents allegedly forcibly took his wife to their home.

05:11:01 on 20 Sep

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The controversy around newly-elected DUSU President Ankiv Baisoya’s alleged fake degree deepened after the Thiruvalluvar University, where Baisoya claimed to have graduated from, denied his admission and confirmed that the degree certificate is fake.The NSUI has now written to the DU’s VC on student leader Ankiv Baisoya’s fake degree submission to get admission in DU.

04:57:01 on 20 Sep

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What do you do when the institution that is supposed to protect you decides to malign, threaten and ostracise you for demanding justice? You fight back. Even if the said institution is the all-powerful Christian church. That is what the five nuns who’ve asked for the arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal firmly believe in.

04:56:01 on 20 Sep

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Train services between Bengaluru and coastal Karnataka and parts of Kerala, which were cancelled multiple landslides following heavy rains, will resume from September 30, South Western Railway officials stated. The train services were partially or fully cancelled after over 100 landslides were reported since mid-August following heavy rains.

04:41:01 on 20 Sep

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The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan will meet in New York, the government announced today, after Pakistan PM Imran Khan's letter to PM Narendra Modi. "A meeting will take place between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pak counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on UNGA sidelines" Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

04:27:32 on 20 Sep

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The Commission of Inquiry looking into the death of Jayalalithaa has written to the CS and the Raj Bhavan, asking them to provide more information on the former CM’s hospitalisation in 2016. Justice (Retd.) A. Arumughaswamy’s letter, sent to CS Girija Vaidyanathan, had 4 questions, while the one sent to the Additional Chief Secretary to the Governor, R. Rajagopal, had 7.

04:26:02 on 20 Sep

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The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan will meet in New York, the government announced today, after Pakistan PM Imran Khan's letter to PM Narendra Modi. "A meeting will take place between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pak counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on UNGA sidelines" Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

04:25:22 on 20 Sep

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Two motorcyclists who were trying to cross the road were killed when they crammed their vehicle into an RTC bus near Armoor town of Nizamabad district. The motorcyclists Yogesh and Sunil are residents of Subhash Nagar colony of Armoor town. The impact of collision was such that the duo were flung to a distance of over 10 m and both died on the spot.

04:11:02 on 20 Sep

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Nearly three months after the nun made the rape allegation, Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal was interrogated at the Tripunithura Crime Branch SP Office for more than seven hours on Wednesday. While it is perhaps for the first time that a bishop was subjected to such a marathon questioning in Kerala, the police said the interrogation would continue on Thursday.

03:57:01 on 20 Sep

Regunta Gattaiah died on September 19; his fight against his burn injuries lasting exactly a week. The pawn was sacrificed in his king's bid to win the electoral battle in Telangana. On 12 September, Gattaiah, a close follower of TRS MLA, Nallala Odelu, attempted self-immolation and also tried to set on fire the TRS MP from Peddapalli, Balka Suman.

03:41:02 on 20 Sep

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The Centre should, for the time being, put on hold its policy of allowing oil companies to fix fuel prices, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said on Wednesday. Asked whether petroleum products should be brought within the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said that should be decided by the GST Council.

03:26:01 on 20 Sep

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The BSNL office in Karimangar town had a rare visitor in the early hours on September 20 making the department call for the help of the Police and Forest officials. According to forest officials, a wild black bear strayed from the nearby hillocks and sneaked into the BSNL office, located in the heart of the town giving a rude shock to the staff.

03:12:02 on 20 Sep

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Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem on Thursday broke a two-decade-old world record for best bowling figures in List A cricket, with an incredible haul of 8/10 against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy here. Left-armer Nadeem, who has been knocking on the doors of the Indian team for a while now, ran through the Rajasthan batting to end a sensational spell.

03:11:11 on 20 Sep

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The Supreme Court Thursday extended by three months the deadline given to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to complete the probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said the probe should be completed in three months. The apex court had in March given the ED a six-month deadline to complete the probe in the case.

02:56:01 on 20 Sep

A cross-section of fishermen in Ennore has raised concern over a pipeline being laid by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited across the wetlands of Ennore creek that has been ordered by the National Green Tribunal to be cleared of fly ash and remediated. IOCL is laying a LNG pipeline connecting Kamarajar Port and Manali Industrial Estate.

02:41:01 on 20 Sep

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The government asked the civil aviation regulator to file a report into the mid-air scare onboard a Jet Airways flight that left at least 30 passengers bleeding from their noses. In a brief statement, the MoCA also said that the crew of the Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur on which the incident was reported was being de-rostered.

02:26:01 on 20 Sep

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Arrangements are being made to completely vacate the dilapidated and crumbling heritage building and relocate the patients to the safer non-heritage buildings of the Osmania General Hospital, stated the superintendent of the hospital. Presently, only the first and ground floor of the hospital have patients.

02:11:03 on 20 Sep

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India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup with an acute back injury and Deepak Chahar is likely to be his replacement. Pandya not taking further part in the tournament was expected after he was stretchered off the field during the group league encounter against Pakistan.

02:04:26 on 20 Sep

228 staff in secretariat expressed their disagreement to the salary challenge to deduct one-month salary to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. Saturday is the last day to inform the disagreement in the salary challenge. However, various labour unions under the opposition claim that 40% of people from all over Kerala will abstain from the salary challenge.

01:57:01 on 20 Sep

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After the warriors of Thugs of Hindostan, it’s the villain of the drama who was introduced today. Yash Raj Films shared the motion poster of Lloyd Owen who plays the villain John Clive in the magnum opus. Clive comes across as barbaric which makes it clear that the gang of thugs including Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh is not going to have it easy.

01:40:01 on 20 Sep

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Online retailer Flipkart has lofty plans for its financial technology business as it looks to battle it out with Amazon and Paytm. The company has added a cardless credit line feature ahead of its annual flagship sales next month, targeting an estimated 45 million people on its platform not having access to formal credit. The credit line will have a limit of Rs 60,000.

01:25:01 on 20 Sep

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The Bharatiya Janata Party is unlikely to appoint a new CM in Goa to replace the ailing Manohar Parrikar, sources said after Amit Shah met a delegation of state leaders to take stock of the situation. Sources said there is no threat to the BJP-led government in the state and the alliance is intact. It is unlikely the party will change the leadership immediately.

01:10:03 on 20 Sep

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In a boost to Karnataka's industrial output, the state govt has earmarked nine districts in which programs will be implemented to manufacture items like solar power goods, LED lights, sanitary goods, etc as part of its ‘Compete with China’ scheme. As part of the initiative, the state govt has identified nine districts to foster innovation and product diversification.

12:57:01 on 20 Sep

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan has written to PM Narendra Modi seeking resumption of dialogue between the two neighbours at the UN General Assembly meets later this month in New York. In his letter, Khan asked the PM Modi to green light a meeting between external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN meet.

12:41:48 on 20 Sep

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Can puppets have a sexual orientation? Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman said that he wrote Bert and Ernie’s relationship, long a subject of fond, tongue-in-cheek speculation, to be that of “a loving couple.” According to Saltzman, during his 15-year tenure with the show, he modelled Bert and Ernie after his own romantic relationship with the late Arnold Glassman.

12:40:03 on 20 Sep

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Caste prejudice thriving in Telangana?

Sandeep and Madhavi fell in love five years ago. While she hailed from a Brahmin family, her husband was Dalit. A case of attempt to murder has been filed against Manohar Chary, Madhavi's father. Though Madhavi's father claims he's not against inter-caste marriages, experts and activists have reasons to believe caste pride is ruining lives of many in the State.

12:25:01 on 20 Sep

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun several times, appeared before the probe team for a second consecutive day today. The 54-year-old clergyman was grilled for seven hours at the crime branch office in Thrippunitura near Kochi on Wednesday. If the bishop does not give clear answers to the cops on Thursday, he could be arrested sources said.

12:12:13 on 20 Sep

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In a trial run, a passenger flight landed at the Kannur airport on Thursday. Air India Express Boeing 737 flight, made a trial landing at the Kannur airport. An expert team from Directorate General of Civil Aviation has completed a two-day long inspection by Wednesday evening. The officials carried out the landing inspection on the runway on Thursday morning.

12:10:01 on 20 Sep

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Tiles with images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan must be removed from houses built for the poor under a government welfare scheme, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered. Ahead of elections in Madhya Pradesh later this year, the state government has been asked to remove the tiles and file a compliance report by December 20.

11:57:48 on 20 Sep

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Three members of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists Association, Revathy, Padmapriya and Parvathy, sent a letter to Amma reminding the latter of their decision regarding Dileep’s suspension. The AMMA executive committee had asked for 10 days to consider legal options and give decisions on the various points raised by three members, including suspending Dileep.

11:57:02 on 20 Sep

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After a long gap of 19 years, Mahesh Bhatt is returning to the director’s chair and this time he will be directing his much-talented daughter, Alia Bhatt. Sadak 2 has been announced with the lead cast that includes Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Alia. Pooja and Sanjay were a part of Sadak (1991). Sadak 2 is scheduled to release on March 25, 2020.

11:40:02 on 20 Sep

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In a respite to the common man, the Union Government on Thursday hiked the interest rates of small savings schemes, including National Saving Certificate and Public Provident Fund, for the October-December quarter. The move has come after the latest data from the Reserve Bank of India showed that fresh investments in small savings schemes like post office saving schemes.

11:25:01 on 20 Sep

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Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu alleged that the BJP conspired against the TDP and the TRS from working together in Telangana as part of its plan to drive a wedge between the Telugu-speaking States. Besides, the BJP declared that it had no intention to enter into a truck with the TDP in TS. These tactics proved that the BJP developed hatred towards Andhra Pradesh.

11:10:01 on 20 Sep

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DKS aide ‘reveals’ hawala route

The statements of H Anjaneya, assistant liaison officer of Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi, before the Income Tax (I-T) department officials in connection with the 2017 raids against Minister D K Shivakumar, have revealed hawala money transportation from Chandni Chowk to AICC office on Akbar Road in New Delhi.

10:57:01 on 20 Sep

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Some people are often called lazy, because of their brains, say researchers who found that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviour. The findings, led by researchers from the University of British Columbia, suggest that our brains may simply be wired to prefer lying on the couch and that human brains work harder to pick physical activity over relaxation.

10:40:01 on 20 Sep

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Personal liberty cannot be sacrificed at the altar of conjecture, SC told the Maharashtra govt, which kept insisting that there was nothing ‘hanky-panky’ in the arrests of rights activists in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case. The bench said that the State should first learn to distinguish between dissent against govt policies and “subversion of law and order.”

10:25:55 on 20 Sep

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Following a directive from the Karnataka HC, the Uttara Kannada district administration on Wednesday took over the Sri Mahabaleshwara temple of Gokarna. For the last 10 years, the temple was under the administration of Sri Ramachandrapur Mutt of Shivamogga and now it has been handed over to the Overseeing Committee headed by Uttara Kannada Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul.

10:25:01 on 20 Sep

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A Jet Airways morning flight had to turn back to Mumbai airport after over 30 passengers suffered bleeding from their nose and ears after the crew failed to maintain cabin pressure. Some passengers even suffered from a severe headache. They are being treated by airport doctors. The flight’s cockpit crew has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation.

10:12:33 on 20 Sep

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Rat fever has been reported in increasing numbers since the flood receded. The state health authorities had expected to see an influx in the number of cases of water and mosquito-borne illnesses, following the deluge in the state. The death toll has reached 59 in the state, as of Thursday morning. Those who are suspected to have contracted rat fever are admitted.

10:10:10 on 20 Sep

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The CCTV recordings of late Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa's stay in the hospital has been overwritten several times automatically, Apollo Hospitals has told the Justice A. Arumughaswamy Commission. The Commission is probing the circumstances leading to hospitalization of Jayalalithaa on September 22, 2016, and the treatment provided to her till her death December 5, 2016

09:57:02 on 20 Sep

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The main accused in Maharaja’s College student Abhimanyu murder case surrendered before the police on Thursday. Aluva native Arif Bin who surrendered to the police is the district secretary of Campus Front. The police said that it was Arif who gave the quotation for murder. The police have already published a lookout notice of the eight accused in the case.

09:54:47 on 20 Sep

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OnePlus 6T name has been confirmed in an official Amazon India listing. The phone will be Amazon exclusive in India, and the ‘Notify Me’ page is now live on the site. It also lists new Type-C Bullets earphones, which will launch alongside the phone. OnePlus 6T is expected to make its debut in the first week of October, though an official launch date has not been confirmed

09:40:01 on 20 Sep

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Polavaram by mid-2019 improbable: CAG

In an embarrassment to the AP govt, the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report, felt the possibility of the completion of Polavaram project by June 2019 “appears improbable” due to the water resources department’s inability to enforce contract conditions, improper planning and delays in finalisation of designs, land acquisition and relief and rehabilitation measures.

09:25:02 on 20 Sep

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Notice seeks action against Sterlite

Anti-Sterlite People’s Movement convener Fatima Babu on Wednesday said she had given a notice of 60 days, under the provisions of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and the Environment (Protection) Act, to TNPCB to initiate action against alleged violations of norms by the Sterlite Copper plant.

09:10:01 on 20 Sep

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After ordering the BBMP to rid the city of unauthorised flexes and hoardings, the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday rapped the Palike for the increasing number of potholes on Bengaluru’s streets. In a relief to the city’s motorists, the high court n Wednesday said it expected the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to fill all the potholes in the city by Thursday.

08:57:01 on 20 Sep

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Junior doctors attached to the SVRR Government Hospital at Tirupati on Wednesday went on a flash strike protesting against the delay in submitting of the report by the Special Investigation Team that probed the suicide of junior doctor Shilpa. She alleged sexual harassment by the senior faculty members of the paediatrics wing as the reason for her extreme step.

08:41:02 on 20 Sep

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Varma, the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy, marks the debut of Vikram’s son Dhruv, who will reprise Vijay Devarakonda’s role from the original. Announced last November, the regular shooting of the film, according to reliable sources, began in Kathmandu, in March this year. Six months since the project went on the floors its shoot finally got wrapped up earlier this week.

08:26:01 on 20 Sep

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The Kerala police on Wednesday concluded the interrogation of Bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of raping a nun several times, for the day. The grilling of the Bishop will continue at 11 am Thursday, officials said. Stating that the accused was cooperating with the investigation, the officer said a decision on the arrest would be taken after the interrogation got over.

08:11:01 on 20 Sep

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Pushkaram stampede: Naidu gets clean chit

The Commission of Inquiry into the Godavari pushkaram stampede, in its report submitted to the government, has virtually given a clean chit to Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and his government. The Commission headed by Justice C. Y. Somayajulu concluded that the Chief Minister was not present in the area where the tragedy occurred in which 29 devotees had died.

07:57:01 on 20 Sep

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India ticked all boxes as they clinically decimated Pakistan by eight wickets in a lopsided Asia Cup group league encounter. It was a superlative effort from the bowling unit that saw them shot out Pakistan for a paltry 162 in 43.1 overs before Rohit Sharma (52 off 39 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (46 off 54 balls) added 86 for the opening wicket to ensure a smooth chase.

07:41:01 on 20 Sep

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The Reserve Forest Area in The Nilgiris is now off limits for everyone, including The Nilgiri Wildlife and Environment Association, and will be open only to forest officials discharging their official functions, Madras HC has ruled. The Reserve Forest area is being used for recreational activities, not only by members but by guests of the association members also.

07:25:01 on 20 Sep

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When the Supreme Court scrapped a part of the 157-year-old Section 377 allowing consensual gay sex between adults, Mohan Bhagwat said that the LGBTQ community is very much part of the society and they should not be isolated, his statement got thumbs up from many. He also said that gay rights weren't the only pressing issue which needed to be debated.

07:11:01 on 20 Sep

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Kamal’s party not to contest byelections

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will not contest in the byelections to Thiruparankundram and Tiruvarur Assembly constituencies, party leader Kamal Haasan has said. “The party will not contest the two bypolls. It may also not contest the local body elections. It will, however, closely observe the elections,” the actor-turned-politician told reporters.

06:57:01 on 20 Sep

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Siva Karthikeyan is one of the most happening heroes in the tinsel town with consecutive in the recent years. The star is basking in glory over his latest film release Seema Raja turning out to be a hit and is concentrating on his upcoming film with director Ravi Kumar. The highlight of the film is that it will have music by the Oscar-winning music director AR Rahman.

06:41:01 on 20 Sep

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In a first, Afghanistan has deported an alleged ISIS sympathiser from Kerala, Nashidul Hamzafar, who along with 14 other youths had gone to join the terror organisation, officials said. They said he was taken into custody by the National Investigation Agency on arrival from Kabul. It is the first extradition of alleged ISIS sympathiser from Afghanistan, the officials said.

06:25:02 on 20 Sep

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The AIADMK has decided to take on its principal rival DMK, which had been targeting the party with allegations of corruption, by reviving the issue of the DMK’s “complicity” in the alleged massacre of Tamils during the final phase of the Eelam War in Sri Lanka in May 2009. The ruling party would hold State-wide public meetings on September 25, highlighting the issue.

06:10:03 on 20 Sep

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Triple talaq or instant divorce is now a punishable offence as President Ramnath Kovind gave his assent to the executive order, earlier cleared by the Union cabinet. The decision, ahead of a series of elections, follows PM Narendra Modi's Independence Day declaration that he would "leave no stone unturned to ensure that Muslim women do not suffer due to triple talaq".

05:57:01 on 20 Sep

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A steely resolve, straight-forwardness and integrity are the traits that Anna's juniors associate with her, post-Independent India’s first woman IAS officer. Anna was pioneer for women in the bureaucracy. Madhavan Nambiar, another senior retired IAS officer who worked with Anna said she showed the way at a time women were not given opportunities in the IAS.

05:25:01 on 20 Sep

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Several officials from a Tamil Nadu government department filed a complaint against Bharatiya Janata Party leader H Raja to Chennai’s Police Commissioner for making derogatory remarks against their family members. A similar complaint has also been filed in Tiruppur. The complaint was filed by employees of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments department.

04:55:02 on 20 Sep

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Reliance JioPhone is slowly transforming into a feature-packed, affordable phone as it already has Google services in it. Recently the phone got WhatsApp and this week, YouTube will be available on the JioStore. The app was demoed alongside Facebook’s messaging app and the web version of YouTube caters to all the features of the regular app we use on smartphones.

04:27:01 on 20 Sep

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It has been two weeks since India and the United States signed a historic defence pact — the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA). But the main opposition party, the Congress, has so far has avoided making any statement on the pact, which had been opposed by the UPA government throughout its 10 years in power.

03:56:01 on 20 Sep

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Images of the soon-to-be-launched Ford Aspire facelift have recently surfaced only revealing the updated car in its entirety. The new leaked images give us a closer look at the visual updates made to the car in and out, and there certainly some considerable ones.

03:27:01 on 20 Sep

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Director Venky Kudumula had announced a few days ago that his next film, titled Beeshma, would feature Nithin and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead roles. The film will be bankrolled by Naga Vamsi and is likely to go on the floors next month and the prep work has reportedly begun already.

02:55:01 on 20 Sep

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Fujifilm introduced its latest model X-T3 in the X Series mirrorless camera range, to be available in two colors — Black and Silver. It features the X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 image processing engine which is claimed to fasten the operation to a considerable extent.

02:27:01 on 20 Sep

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Amal Neerad has assembled some of the most incredibly talented names for Varathan, his follow-up to last year's Comrade in America. The film sees Fahadh Faasil and Aishwarya Lekshmi teaming up for the first time. Varathan also stars Sharafudheen, Master Chethan Lal, Dileesh Pothan, and Arjun Ashokan. The film is jointly produced by Amal Neerad and Nazriya Nazim.

01:55:01 on 20 Sep

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Winter is coming so, so slowly. When Game of Thrones claimed the best drama award at Primetime Emmy Awards, it had been more than a year since a new episode of the HBO hit the air. And it still looks like we'll be well into 2019 before Jon Snow, Daenerys and the rest gather again. The final season is taking a long time because it took nearly a full year to shoot the shows.

01:25:01 on 20 Sep

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First came the cauliflower steaks, served like cruciferous T-bones. Then there was Buffalo cauliflower, generally chicken-shaped. Then came the cauli grains, cauliflower pizza crust, and eventually cauli memes. “Cauliflower moves to the centre of the plate,” declared New York magazine in 2013, crowning it “Vegetable Most Likely to Be Mistaken for a Piece of Meat.”

12:55:01 on 20 Sep

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While DeConnick didn’t create Carol Danvers, she did reshape the hero’s legacy from Ms Marvel into Captain Marvel, a move that immediately ignited a community, captured imaginations and proved that Danvers could shoulder the weight of being the first female character to get her own Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Captain Marvel will hit theatres on March 8, 2019.

12:25:01 on 20 Sep

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Amazon.com Inc and Indian private equity firm Samara Capital have bought Aditya Birla Group-owned ‘More’ retail chain for an enterprise value of ₹4,200 crore ($580.35 million). Amazon’s latest acquisition adds more heat to the US e-commerce giant’s battle with Walmart Inc in the Indian market after Walmart acquired Indian firm Flipkart for $16 billion earlier this year.

11:55:02 on 19 Sep

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The Modi government – undeterred in its quest to “rescue” Muslim women from the clutches of patriarchy – passed an ordinance on 19 September, to pave the way for criminalising the practice of triple talaq. One must see how this ostensibly beneficial move is designed not to come to the aid of beleaguered Muslim women, but to target Muslim men.

11:25:01 on 19 Sep

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The commodification of higher education in India is moving at a faster rate than liberalised economies, according to Professor Prabhat Patnaik, JNU. He inaugurated a seminar on 'Higher Education Under Attack' organised by the Bengaluru Collective which is a public forum to "uphold constitutional rights as citizens of a democratic, pluralistic and inclusive society".

10:55:01 on 19 Sep

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Supermodel-actor-fitness enthusiast Milind Soman says he doesn’t ignore his fitness regime even if he is on a holiday. From eating right to getting adequate rest and making fitness a priority, super-model Milind Soman gives a peek into the five mantras he follows to maintain his fitness regime during a holiday.

10:42:01 on 19 Sep

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South Indian star Samantha Ruth Prabhu is not only one to keep up with the latest trends but also one to set some. With autumn on its way, Samantha is now taking to warmer colours for her outfits. Wearing prints and patterns is quite a hot trend and Samantha’s recent looks are a clear indication that autumn has arrived in all its printed glory.

10:26:01 on 19 Sep

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Yoghurt products, especially those marketed to children, may contain more sugar than soft drinks, putting kids at risk of obesity and tooth decay, a study warns. Yoghurt and other fermented dairy products are known to aid digestive and overall health. A good source of ‘friendly’ bacteria, they also contain protein, calcium, iodine and vitamin B.

10:25:01 on 19 Sep

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The country's largest lender State Bank is in the international bond market to raise nearly USD 500 million in green bonds, making it the maiden issuance for the lender. The tenor of the bonds is expected to be five years and the notes are to be issued by the bank's London branch.

10:12:01 on 19 Sep

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A young couple who got married against the wishes of their parents last week were attacked by the girl’s father at SR Nagar. In the attack that took place amid the outrage against the honour killing of Pranay in Miryalguda, the couple have been admitted to hospital with severe injuries. The girl’s father Manohar Chary attacked Madhavi and Sandeep with a sickle.

09:55:01 on 19 Sep

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Days after the SC cleared his name in a so-called spy scandal, former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan said that he had to undergo "untold misery" and "suffering" when he was jailed. And reiterating that the "ISRO spy scandal" was no spy case at all, Narayanan told the media in Thiruvananthapuram that those who plotted the story should have been a little clever.

09:42:01 on 19 Sep

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Justice C Y Somayajulu Commission, which inquired into the Godavari Maha Pushkarams stampede that claimed 29 lives at Rajamahendravaram in 2015, gave a clean chit to CM Naidu, and the state govt apparatus and concluded that the tragedy could have occurred due to overcrowding caused by "undue and unwarranted publicity" about the "Muhurtam" of the onset of the Pushkarams.

09:10:01 on 19 Sep

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Jayalakshmi, a woman constable got the hand of her lover chopped off as she wanted to make sure he didn’t stray. Their parents didn’t approve of the relationship and she was married off to another man which led to a divorce. Jayalakshmi resumed her relationship with Veeresh. When she suggested marriage, he kept making excuses, according to the police.

08:55:02 on 19 Sep

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BJP TN chief Soundararajan visited an auto-rickshaw driver, whose alleged manhandling here after he posed a question to her on rising fuel prices triggered a controversy, and enquired about his well-being. The leader's visit to the residence of Kathir in the city came a day after a video clip purportedly showing the man being shoved aside went viral on the social media.

08:42:01 on 19 Sep

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Asia Cup: India dismisses Pakistan For 162

Malik and Babar frustrated the Indian bowlers as they took Pakistan forward with occasional boundaries. Kuldeep Yadav had other plans as he broke the partnership between Malik and Babar. In all the action, India dealt with a blow as Pandya was stretchered off the field after suffering a back injury. Slowly, India started taking control with wickets in regular intervals.

08:25:02 on 19 Sep

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A special court for heinous crimes against women in Haryana's Hisar has sentenced a 68-year-old man to five years in prison for attempting to rape a 10-year-old girl last year. The crime took place on August 7, 2017. Additional District and Sessions Judge Dr Pankaj has sentenced Ram Kumar and also slapped a penalty of Rs 5,000 on him.

08:10:01 on 19 Sep

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The much awaited Ameerpet to LB Nagar line of Hyderabad Metro Rail is all set to become operational on September 24 after it's flagged off by the Governor. Minister KT Rama Rao met Governor ESL Narasimhan and invited him to flag off the Metro line. It is known that Miyapur to Nagole line has commenced its operations and also has a patronage of 20 million passengers.

07:55:02 on 19 Sep

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It is the 12th day of the protest seeking justice for the nun of the Missionaries of Jesus who was allegedly raped by Bishop Franco of the Diocese of Jalandhar. The tiny shamiana-roofed protest hall at Vanchi square near Kochi HC was packed, with crowds streaming in from different districts of Kerala to stand in solidarity with the nuns and their demand for justice.

07:42:01 on 19 Sep

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A day after the ED filed a case against Karnataka Irrigation Minister D K Shivakumar and others under the PMLA, the BJP alleged that the Congress received money through Hawala transactions. The BJP has the "statements of confession" made by Karnataka Bhavan Employee H Anjaneya and others in which they have said that they sent the money to the AICC office.

07:25:02 on 19 Sep

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A BSF soldier's throat was slit by Pakistani troops along the international border or IB near Jammu on Tuesday, in an incident that is likely to ratchet up tension between the neighbours at a low point in ties. Head constable Narendra Singh's mutilated body was found hours after he "crossed over inadvertently", said the BSF.

07:12:01 on 19 Sep

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The Congress would not name the Chief Ministerial candidate in poll-bound TS, where it would fight the Assembly elections jointly with the TDP, CPI and Telangana Jana Samithi, a party leader said. The AICC In-charge of TS, R C Khuntia maintained that the usual practice in the Congress was not to name the party's Chief Ministerial candidate before any Assembly election.

07:10:01 on 19 Sep

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Indian mixed doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa shocked Commonwealth Games silver medallists England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the $1 million China Open in Changzhou. World No 25 Satwiksairaj and Ashwini executed their plan well to notch up a win in a match that lasted an hour and three minutes.

06:55:01 on 19 Sep

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“For lower back pain, we see a lot of people who are in their late teens or 20-30 age group. The youngest patient I’ve seen is an 11-year-old.” Yep, that’s a doctor talking about how lower back pain is no longer just an elderly problem. Believe it or not, lower back pain is the most common reason in the world for people to miss work these days.

06:42:01 on 19 Sep

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MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said the ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet making triple talaq a criminal offence will do more injustice to Muslim women. Describing the ordinance as anti-women, he said it was also in violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

06:36:28 on 19 Sep

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The Islamabad HC suspended on Wednesday the jail sentences of former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in a corruption case. A two-judge Bench of the court heard the petitions filed by Mr Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt. (Retd.) Muhammad Safdar challenging their conviction related to the purchase of luxury flats in London.

06:31:55 on 19 Sep

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The Congress accused the Modi govt of treating the issue of instant triple talaq “more as a political football than a matter of justice to Muslim women”. Congress spokesperson Surjewala said the govt has not acceded to the Congress request for making a provision for attaching the property of those not providing compensation to the affected women after giving them divorce.

06:27:17 on 19 Sep

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No MLA dares to defect: G T Deve Gowda

Higher Education Minister G T Deve Gowda said that none of the present MLAs, are daring enough to quit their parties because they fear not getting re-elected later. Clarifying that the Congress- JD(S) coalition government would complete its term, Deve Gowda said that the coalition government had fulfilled many promises made during the Assembly polls.

06:25:02 on 19 Sep

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said, "Everyone who lives in India is Hindu by identity, nationality." Speaking on the last day of a three-day conclave, he said, "All those who live in India are Hindu. They hesitate to say that. All people are our own. Our tradition is unity." The RSS chief had yesterday said "Hindutva" means inclusivity and accepting Muslims is a part of it.

06:19:53 on 19 Sep

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Observing that liberty of an individual cannot be sacrificed in the alter of conjecture, the Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra government to produce at least one best document to justify the arrest of five human rights activists, journalists and lawyers on August 28.

06:11:48 on 19 Sep

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the resumption of filing of claims and objections by around 40 lakh people who were left out in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam. A Bench, comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R.F. Nariman, said the process would commence on September 25 and remain open for the next 60 days.

06:10:02 on 19 Sep

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The investigation into the brutal caste killing of Pranay Kumar by the Nalgonda police in Telangana has revealed bizarre attempts by the prime accused to deceive the authorities. 24-year-old Pranay was hacked to death as he was coming out of a hospital along with his wife Amrutha Varshini, with whom he had an inter-caste marriage in January this year.

05:56:01 on 19 Sep

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Christian Michel, one of the middlemen named by the Enforcement Directorate in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, denied reports of his extradition on Wednesday, 19 September. Speaking to News18, he said, “There is no extradition order. I am working with my lawyers.”

05:42:01 on 19 Sep

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, will host a ‘Plog Run’ to make Bengaluru plastic waste free. Nearly 5,000 runners are expected to participate in the run on October 2, 2018. The civic body aims to make it into the Guiness Book of World Records, if 10,000 runners take part in the event. The Plog run is an activity where joggers pick plastic waste on the go.

05:25:01 on 19 Sep

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