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The music video for Taylor Swift’s song “You Need to Calm Down” just dropped, but Twitter is doing anything but calming down. The lyrics were already overtly anti homophobia, but the video dials that up to, like, a thousand (in case they were just too subtle?!). However, people are far from okay with how both sides are being stereotyped in a mere three and a half minutes.

01:55:01 on 19 Jun

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Over the last couple of years, ‘public policy’ has become the buzzword in India, every time the topic of ‘careers’ comes up. As young adults look to enter postgraduate courses and make a career in what used to be known as ‘niche’, public policy is fast becoming the most sought-after career choice.

01:25:02 on 19 Jun

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Master crafter

Haseena Kutty believes that electronic gadgets and excessive preoccupation with academics have killed creativity in children. So, she started The Crafter’s Hub, a place where both children and adults can try their hand at crafting and explore their creativity. The Crafter’s Hub, opened last November, holds weekly programmes in crafting for both adults and children.

12:57:01 on 19 Jun

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You might have this romantic notion that marriage is largely made up of date nights, long walks, weekend mornings spent reading in bed, fun getaways and cooking new recipes together. Sure, those things do happen occasionally ― but in reality, most of married life is a touch more mundane.

12:25:01 on 19 Jun

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Magic cure for all your sleep disorders

The life we live in today is far from healthy. We work around the clock, eat too much, our stress levels have never been higher, and our addiction to smartphones isn’t helping either. Stress can be the result of several factors – be it our work environment or difficulties in our personal life but the toll it takes on our health is far worse than one can imagine.

11:57:01 on 18 Jun

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The old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” has never been more true than in the current changing landscape of beauty. Rituals that were tried and tested centuries ago have come full circle, with more brands returning to a holistic approach for their products and formulas. With just a few tweaks, these ancient methods and ingredients are brought bang up to date.

11:27:02 on 18 Jun

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We were already in trouble when, more than a decade ago, we had to make special laws to prohibit violence against doctors and nurses and in hospitals. Karnataka is among the 19 states that enacted such a law in 2009. But why do people beat up doctors in the first place? One reason is that people resort to violence when they do not have faith in doctors.

10:55:01 on 18 Jun

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Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty on June 18 closed in the green on emergence of buying in metal, energy and IT counters, but gains were capped by a caution among investors ahead of the crucial U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. Snapping its four-day losing streak, the 30-share Sensex settled the day at 39,046.34, 0.22% or 85.55 points higher.

10:42:01 on 18 Jun

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More than 100 children have died in Muzzaffarpur this summer from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES). What has conveniently been left unsaid is that the district administration, yet again, has failed to respond to an annual outbreak of encephalitis that severely affects 11 districts, including Muzzafarpur, with seasonal regularity.

10:25:01 on 18 Jun

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Soon you will be able to monitor glucose on the Apple Watch. Dexcom, a company that specialises in glucose monitoring devices, has hinted that it is working with Apple to bring a glucose monitoring device that works with its smartwatch. Its G6 wearable, which was launched last year, is a continuous glucose monitor that does not require fingersticks or Calibration.

10:12:01 on 18 Jun

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Last year, British science journalist Angela Saini’s widely acclaimed Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong — and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story examined sexism in science. Now, in Superior: The Return of Race Science, Saini looks at another misconception in science — that race is a biological entity.

09:55:01 on 18 Jun

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The DTH sector has seen a lot of action lately since the introduction of the new DTH regulations in the market in February. The new offers have been introduced to bring more customers to the HD subscription. Firstly, the company has dropped prices on its Dish TV NXT HD set-top-box.

09:42:01 on 18 Jun

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Brazil’s “dirty list” of employers that have engaged in slave labour is considered one the country’s best tools in its efforts to end slave labor. When last published, in April, it had about 186 names. The list is under scrutiny as major firms have been found to have used legal means to avoid being put on it. Here are some answers about how the list works.

09:25:02 on 18 Jun

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Israel, or "Startup Nation" as some call it, has become a world leader in cyber security. And the nation's military is fueling its supremacy. Although Israel makes no cars of its own, the world's top auto-security companies are all Israeli. As independent and state-sponsored hackers wreak havoc, Israel continues to revolutionize its military and lead the way in the field.

09:12:02 on 18 Jun

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Pakistani cricket fans won at trolling

While India won on the pitch, Pakistanis for sure took away the cake when it came to social media. Twitter was buzzing with jokes at the expense of the Pakistan cricket team and their dismal performance, says ThePrint's Kairvy Grewal .

08:56:01 on 18 Jun

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Filmmaker Sekhar Kammula, best known for his films such as Happy Days and Fidaa, is ready with his next project. It will feature Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi as the lead pair. The industry grapevine is that an official announcement regarding the project will be made later this year and the film will go on the floors next year.

08:42:01 on 18 Jun

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Much has been written about the Indian Constitution recently. It has been described as revolutionary and transformative, India’s holy book of sorts. The Supreme Court has used the notion of constitutional morality to outline its foundations. In its 70th year, its place as the cornerstone of the Republic is cemented in public commentary.

08:26:02 on 18 Jun

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Indian opener Rohit Sharma scored a blazing 140 off just 113 balls during India’s Cricket World Cup 2019 match against Pakistan on Sunday. Rohit’s six over point off Hasan Ali was compared to the Master Blaster’s shot against a Shoaib Akhtar delivery back in 2003 as the ICC tweeted, “Sachin in 2003 or Rohit in 2019 – who did it better?”

08:12:01 on 18 Jun

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In yet another wave of TMC migration to BJP, a legislator jumped ship to join the saffron party on Tuesday. TMC MLA from Bongaon Biswajit Das joined BJP in New Delhi in the presence of party's West Bengal leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Mukul Roy. Along with Biswajit Das, 12 TMC councillors and Congress spokesperson Prasanjeet Ghosh also joined the BJP.

07:57:02 on 18 Jun

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Japan issued a tsunami advisory after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the northwest of the country. A wave of one metre is expected to hit the coast of the Sea of Japan, north of Tokyo, the nation’s meteorological agency said. Officials immediately stopped bullet train services in the region as a precautionary measure, according to public broadcaster NHK.

07:56:29 on 18 Jun

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Captain Eoin Morgan smashed a world record 17 sixes in his 71-ball-148, firing England to a gigantic 397 for 6 against Afghanistan in a World Cup game at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Morgan, enroute his career-best knock, also hit the fourth fastest hundred in World Cup history, getting his 13th ODI hundred off only 57 balls.

07:47:25 on 18 Jun

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MTV Movie Awards, which was held on June 18, was high on fun and fashion. The night witnessed several heartwarming moments. While Sandra Bullock impressed all by giving a touching speech for most frightened performance for "Bird Box", Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson emphasized on the need to be yourself. Watch our video to know more about the winners.

07:43:56 on 18 Jun

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At least 10 people were injured in a grenade blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama town, police said. Police sources said militants hurled a grenade at Pulwama police station, but it exploded outside the compound wall, injuring 10 people. "Three critically injured civilians have been shifted to hospital in Srinagar for specialised treatment." a police source said.

07:32:36 on 18 Jun

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Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said that the human society did not develop on the rules of a jungle. Ren insisted that the ‘win-win cooperation is a must for development’. Ren is currently at the center of a storm as Huawei is being targeted by the US government. The US has accused Chinese companies of committing forced technology transfers and stealing trade secrets.

07:28:37 on 18 Jun

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Miss India Universe 2010 Ushoshi Sengupta took an Uber from a 5-star hotel in Kolkata on Monday night. Little did she know that the ride would turn out to be a horrific experience for her and her colleague. The former Miss India Universe took to Facebook to write a detailed post on what she had to face last night when a group of boys rammed into her cab and harassed her.

07:20:34 on 18 Jun

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Over 90% of the people favour free rides for women in Delhi Metro and buses, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed on Tuesday. Senior AAP leader Gopal Rai said the finding was based on a survey conducted by his Party legislators, municipal councillors and women wing over a period of ten days with more than 71,000 people participating in it.

07:13:31 on 18 Jun

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Actor Aamir Khan has shared two films made by wife, filmmaker Kiran Rao. However, the catch here is that these aren’t regular films; they are 10-second films. Sharing one of the films, Aamir wrote: “Hey guys, Kiran has made some 10sec films. I didn’t know it was even possible to tell a story in 10 seconds! She has shown me how.Check them out (1/2) Love.”

07:03:30 on 18 Jun

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The government has restored the provision of ‘ration in kind’ to military officers in peace areas, a defence official said on Tuesday. The facility was withdrawn by the government in 2017 and it started paying a certain amount in instead of the ration to defence personnel.

06:59:00 on 18 Jun

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Eoin Morgan hit the 4th fastest hundred ever in a World Cup match as England took a firm grip over Afghanistan in their 6th match of World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Eoin Morgan, the England captain, went past 200 sixes in ODIs and raced away to his 13th ODI hundred and his 1st in a World Cup.

06:50:18 on 18 Jun

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Noting that there were no impediments at all, the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution requesting the Centre to confer SCS with all financial benefits and industrial incentives without further delay. It also asked the Union government to fulfil all provisions and assurances incorporated in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, in letter and spirit.

06:46:01 on 18 Jun

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As per the latest buzz, actress Angelina Jolie is floored by Keanu's charm. Quoting Star Magazine report, an international tabloid Celebrity Insider has stated that Keanu is reportedly the first man Angelina has been excited about since meeting her ex-husband Brad Pitt back in 2004 on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

06:29:31 on 18 Jun

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Thinking of a weekend getaway? Head to Hanu Reddy Raghava Farms and be spoilt for choice! You can pluck your own mangoes, sample mango-themed cuisine, take a bullock cart ride, go on a nature walk, learn about local mango varieties, and much more. When: 6:30 am to 12:30 pm at Hanu Reddy Raghava Farms, Othivakkam, Chennai on June 23.

06:24:23 on 18 Jun

Facebook has confirmed that its cryptocurrency will be called Libra, though the social media network will not be controlling this currency. Facebook is partnering with 27 other organisation across the world to create the non-profit Libra Association and this new currency, which is aimed at improving access to financial services to those who are out of the banking system.

06:14:55 on 18 Jun

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Pakistan fast bowlers Mohammad Amir has urged cricket fans not to use abusive language when criticising the players for their horror show against India in the much-anticipated ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match on Sunday in Manchester. Social media was flooded with memes, some funny and some filled with abuses after Pakistan went down without a fight.

06:07:06 on 18 Jun

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Just Last week, Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 9T smartphone for the international markets. In many ways, this is but a rebranded Redmi K20 smartphone, sporting a notch-less display, it still is an interesting upper mid-range offering in the Android smartphone space. Here's how they are being ridiculed in a set of three ads called Beware the Notch.

05:48:14 on 18 Jun

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Shalu has said that she was once made a sexual overture by a director as a favour for a role in a Vijay Deverakonda movie. The actress revealed this during a chat session with her fans on Instagram. She wrote that she too has a 'Me Too' story and that she knows how to handle situations.

05:32:50 on 18 Jun

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Shoaib Malik, who is drawing flak after Pakistan's embarrassing defeat to India, has lashed out at the country's media for claiming that he and other players were out partying and smoking sheesha hours before the crucial encounter. Alluding to the fact that his wife is also being targeted, he said: "our families, who should not be dragged into petty discussions at will."

05:27:00 on 18 Jun

Amala Paul will be next seen in the film Aadai and the announcement regarding the film was made a few months ago. The first look poster of the film garnered attention all over and now, the team has come up with the official teaser of the movie. It seems like we definitely can expect a stunning performance from Amala Paul.

05:17:09 on 18 Jun

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Members of Parliament from Tamilnadu today took oath in the 17th LS that commenced here Monday. Apart from the DMK MPs, Congress and Communist MPs and the AIADMK MP also took the oath in Tamil. But the slogans they raised after taking the oath were different for each one of them. One common thread was that almost everybody said, “Tamizh Vazhga” after taking the oath.

05:11:18 on 18 Jun

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Telangana state government by the end of 2019 would implement the One Telangana common mobility card, which would eventually merge into NCMC project. While activists are careful not to exaggerate, they point out that One Telangana, lay the path for the government to be able to track the movements of its citizens, enabling large-scale surveillance and breach of privacy.

05:06:45 on 18 Jun

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SP MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq on Tuesday stirred the hornet's nest by refusing to say "Vande Mataram" in Parliament as "it was against Islam". After taking the oath as Lok Sabha MP, Shafiqur Rahman Barq said, "Jahan tak Vande Mataram ka taaluq hai, it is against Islam we cannot follow it [As far as Vande Mataram is concerned, it is against Islam we cannot follow it]."

04:59:44 on 18 Jun

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This year, the Red Magic 3 aims to polish up the overall experience while ensuring the uncompromised gameplay experience stays. On paper, the Red Magic 3 can make mobile gamers drool with its crazy specifications, and more so when the price is considered Rs 35,999 for the variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

04:56:46 on 18 Jun

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Priyanka Chopra has been immortalised by Madame Tussauds for the second time. The Quantico actor’s wax statue has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London and will also be on display at the museum’s outlets in New York, Sydney, Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. PC had unveiled her first wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York in February.

04:48:09 on 18 Jun

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Contrary to popular perception, researchers have found that evening exercise is as good as a morning workout. The study shows that the effect of exercise may differ depending on the time of day it is performed. The study found that exercise in the morning results in an increased exercise later in the day increases energy expenditure for an extended period of time.

04:45:17 on 18 Jun

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A special court in Allahabad on Tuesday convicted four and acquited one in the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case. Seven persons, including five alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad operatives and two local residents (Ramesh Panda and Shanti Devi) were gunned down, while seven CRPF jawans got injured in the attack.

04:40:21 on 18 Jun

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee declined Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to a meeting of all party presidents that is scheduled for Wednesday. In a letter to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, she told that the agenda for the meeting, ‘One Country, One Nation’ needed to be discussed over a considerable length of time.

04:34:33 on 18 Jun

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A Pakistani girl Natasha Masih was recently rescued from China after she was sold by her family and was later forced into prostitution by her husband. Natasha was one of the hundreds of Pakistani girls who have been married off to Chinese men in return of cash payments to their families, most of them Christians.

04:24:31 on 18 Jun

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The age defying tiger of Bollywood, Salman Khan does not lose any chance to steal his fan’s hearts. ‘Bhai’, the fitness freak is as fit as ever at the age of 53. In a recent video shared by him through his Instagram handle, he is seen apparently lifting two of his bodyguards or security personell while performing leg presses.

04:13:22 on 18 Jun

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Officers of the Jammu and Kashmir Police could not hold their tears back at the wreath-laying ceremony of slain SHO Arshad Khan on Monday. Khan, station house officer of Anantnag, had on Sunday succumbed to injuries sustained during a militant attack on June 12 in south Kashmir which claimed lives of five CRPF men.

04:02:59 on 18 Jun

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While the allure of squeaky clean skin is enough to merit a trip to the sink before you hit the bed, if you haven’t been paying attention to the cues your facial skin is trying to give you, you might end up doing more harm than good. We got celebrity skin experts to draw up a detailed guide on what your cleansing routine needs to look like.

04:00:43 on 18 Jun

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The Congress has announced that senior lawmaker Adhir Chowdhury will be the party’s leader in Lok Sabha. A meeting of the Congress top brass, including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, was held in New Delhi to decide the strategy on key matters such as the Lok Sabha speaker's election and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to discuss the 'one nation, one election' issue.

03:56:52 on 18 Jun

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Chinmayi back toTamil and thanks Samantha!

Singer Chinmayi has often been in news ever since she became a crusader of the Me too campaign against sexual harassment and abuse of women in the industry, and started exposing and fighting out against big names, and was eventually also banned from the dubbing union. However, now she is back to dubbing, and the singer has taken it to Twitter to announce the same.

03:47:04 on 18 Jun

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The Moon contains clues to the ancient mysteries of the Sun, which are crucial to understanding the development of life, according to NASA scientists, including one of Indian origin. Our natural satellite took shape, the theory goes, when a Mars-sized object smashed into Earth about 4.5 billion years ago.

03:41:27 on 18 Jun

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Biker Saves Three Girls from Eve-Teasing

A motorcyclist on a Yamaha R15, with the help of a mounted camera recorded how he managed to steer three girls away from trouble after two men in a Honda Accord began eve teasing on what looks to be a somewhat empty road in Mumbai. The 10-minute video begins with Ameesh spotting two men in a Honda Accord who had stopped in the middle of the road to tease three girls.

03:35:36 on 18 Jun

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Sending across a stern message to bureaucrats taking kickbacks for facilitation tax evasion by companies, the Centre sacked 15 senior tax officials facing probes in corruption cases on Tuesday. Only last week on June 11, the government had dismissed 12 senior IRS(income tax) officers following charges of corruption, extortion and professional misconduct against them.

03:28:32 on 18 Jun

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The New York man who started a secret society in which female “slaves” were branded with his initials and ordered to have sex with him may have led an unconventional life, but he did not break the law, his lawyer told jurors on Monday. Raniere, 58, is on trial facing charges including racketeering, sex trafficking and child pornography.

03:25:05 on 18 Jun

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A 3-year-old girl in Pudukkottai died after falling into a pit that was dug for fetching drinking water.
The girl, who was from Vaithur village of Pudukkottai went missing after she left to her grandmother’s house nearby. Her family and her neighbourhood searched for her, until they found her bag lying next to a pit filled with water.

03:15:38 on 18 Jun

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The government is working on making necessary changes to the Consumer Protection Act 1986 in order to distinguish between synthetic diamonds and natural diamonds. This is intended to address the growing concerns of consumers over cheaper lab-grown diamonds getting passed off as expensive natural diamonds.

03:11:55 on 18 Jun

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Though Samantha Akkineni has an enviable fan following, she also has her share of haters. She is no stranger to trolling and often gets extremely nasty comments on her social media posts. In a recent interview, the actress revealed that when she was new in showbiz, she used to get really bothered by the negativity.

03:05:28 on 18 Jun

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Revolt Intellicorp has finally unveiled India’s first fully electric motorcycle, the RV 400. The company has announced that the bike will be launched next month and that deliveries will commence soon after. One can pre-book the motorcycle through the company's website for a token amount of Rs 1,000 starting June 25.

02:59:58 on 18 Jun

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Horror fans are flexing their creative muscles by coming up with six-word scary stories. The trend came courtesy of writer Gail Simone, who challenged her followers to come up with the mini-stories on Twitter. Before long #SixWordHorror was the top trend in the UK as people attempted to scare their followers with their own very short stories.

02:56:42 on 18 Jun

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President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), Asaduddin Owaisi, took oath on Tuesday as a Member of Parliament amid chants of 'Jai Shri Ram'. Owaisi was also greeted with the slogans of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Vande Mataram' when he was called to take oath as a Lok Sabha MP.

02:53:16 on 18 Jun

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A new study published in Nature Human Behaviour finds that adults, who played Pokémon as children, have a special 'Pokémon region' in their brain, which reacts more to the digital characters when compared to people who have never played the game. The study was conducted by University of Pennsylvania doctoral student Michael Barnett and former Stanford colleague Jesse Gome.

02:48:37 on 18 Jun

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CBI has registered a criminal case against a Delhi-based NGO, Lawyers Collective, for alleged violations of the FCRA rules, officials said. They said the FIR names lawyer Anand Grover, a trustee and director of the organisation, as an accused. Mr. Grover is the husband of noted Supreme Court lawyer Indira Jaising.

02:44:42 on 18 Jun

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Two-time BJP MP Om Birla is to be NDA's nominee for Lok Sabha speaker's post, sources said Tuesday. Once nominated, Birla, who won from Kota-Bundi parliamentary seat in Rajasthan, will easily become the speaker as the National Democratic Alliance has a clear majority in the lower house.

02:37:45 on 18 Jun

The MTV Movie & TV Awards are like the much younger, messier distant cousin of the Oscars with only a sliver of the acclaim, but we’d be hard-pressed to find another awards show where the stars slay the red carpet harder. Everyone from reigning box office queens to the chart-topping singers hit the red carpet with bold fashions that likely wouldn’t fly anywhere but here.

02:34:34 on 18 Jun

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Public grief gave way to outrage when angry people raised slogans as Bihar CM Nitish Kumar held a meeting with officials to take stock of the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome outbreak, which has claimed the lives of over 100 children. The death toll has climbed to 105 with both the SKMCH hospital and the privately owned Kejriwal hospital reporting one casualty during the night.

02:27:30 on 18 Jun

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French footballing legend Michel Platini, the former president of UEFA and head of European football, has been arrested over the decision to award the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar. The 2022 tournament has been blighted by allegations of corruption since it was controversially named host in 2010. A number have issues have cropped up regarding the decision.

02:21:32 on 18 Jun

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A rise in US visa denials for Chinese academics and intensified scrutiny of alleged links to Beijing over fears of potential espionage are having a chilling effect on long-standing research collaboration. American and Chinese scientists have co-authored thousands of papers each year, far outpacing the output from scientific collaborations between any other two nations.

02:12:01 on 18 Jun

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Amidst news that Nana Patekar has been given a clean chit in the sexual harassment case against him, Tanushree Dutta spoke on why she thinks the investigation in her case has been compromised and alleges that Nana Patekar makes “crores of rupees” through Naam Foundation, enough to squash any case against him. 90% of those witnesses weren’t even present on the set.

02:06:49 on 18 Jun

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The advancement of technology in the past few years has brought more and more people on the internet. From social media apps to shopping, everything can happen online. Even shopping for groceries and food items has become a trend nowadays. If the findings of a recent study are to be believed, online interventions can prompt customers into purchasing healthier foods.

01:58:58 on 18 Jun

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Saif Ali Khan might share screen space with his wife Kareena Kapoor in Nitin Kakkar's upcoming directorial venture Jawaani Jaaneman. The couple, who tied the knot in 2012, will be working together on the big screen after five years. According to a report in an entertainment portal, Kareena will have a cameo as Saif's ex-lover in the film.

01:48:41 on 18 Jun

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From the intense summer heat this year to lack of nutrition programmes, effective awareness campaigns and a full-fledged local health facility. According to medical experts, these are the key reasons behind a spurt in cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in north Bihar — from seven deaths in 2018 to 103 so far this year, most of them children below 10 years of age.

01:39:58 on 18 Jun

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Long gone are the days when people believed women and sports don’t go hand in hand. While the female counterparts of the Indian cricket team are making their heads turn in their own stead, women are making their way into the gentlemen’s game through other avenues as well. Star Sports 1 Telugu now features two women to present the ICC World Cup matches.

01:38:22 on 18 Jun

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Indians -- especially those living in the northern states of the country -- are becoming more open to having an intercaste marriage, according to scientists who analysed data from matrimonial websites. The research also showed that the Indian diaspora in the US who use the site are significantly less open to intercaste marriage than their counterparts in India.

01:22:44 on 18 Jun

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Sajad Ahmad Bhat, the Jaish-e-Muhammad militant whose Maruti Eeco car was used in the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers on 14 February, was eliminated in a gunfight on Tuesday, in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. Citing police sources, an IANS report stated that Bhat and one of his associates were gunned down in the district’s Waghama area.

01:20:03 on 18 Jun

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Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, actor-turned-politician BJP leader Sunny Deol and Aam Aadmi Party's lone MP Bhagwant Mann were among the leaders who took oath as members of 17th Lok Sabha today. There was loud applause when BJP MP Om Birla, who is tipped to be the NDA's nominee for Lok Sabha Speaker's post, entered the House and when he got up to take oath.

01:14:58 on 18 Jun

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Director Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt was one of 2019's biggest hits. The rap song 'Apna Time Aayega' from the movie becoming a theme-song-of-sorts with the youth. And now, a Delhi Police constable has created a rap song based on Ranveer Singh's track 'Apna Time Aayega' from Gully Boy, urging people to follow traffic rules.

01:13:15 on 18 Jun

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Planning the biggest day of your life in harmony with nature makes for a better start to the new chapter of your life. By adopting a mindful approach to wedding prep, you’ll find a thriving middle ground between bringing the wedding of your dreams to life and minimising any negative backlash on the planet we live on. Check out how you can get started.

01:04:37 on 18 Jun

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The Kochi Metro, which has affected a tectonic shift in the city’s public transport system, on Monday completed two years of successful operations. On June 17, 2017, the Metro service from Aluva was commissioned. Initially, the service was only till Palarivattom. Last year, the Metro’s services were extended to Maharaja’s College.

01:02:11 on 18 Jun

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The Indian team is on a roll at World Cup 2019 after beating arch-rivals Pakistan comfortably in Manchester on Sunday. All-rounder Hardik Pandya exuded the same confidence when he made an appearance on Chahal TV. Yuzvendra Chahal interviews his teammates after every game they win these days and this time he had Pandya for company.

12:57:05 on 18 Jun

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The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked all private satellite TV channels to avoid showing children in an indecent, suggestive and inappropriate manner in dance reality shows or other such programmes. The I&B Ministry has noticed that several dance-based reality TV shows portray young children performing dance moves originally done by adults in movies.

12:52:23 on 18 Jun

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In an effort to involve Union Ministers of State in the decision-making process, the Cabinet Secretariat has directed all ministries to ensure that files are routed to the Cabinet ministers through the MoS concerned. The departments have been warned to ensure that no deviation on the ground of urgency is made. Earlier, junior ministers handled relatively low-key subjects.

12:47:15 on 18 Jun

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The makers of Mental Hai Kya on Tuesday shared a glimpse of the film, starring Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles. "They're here to set fire to your perceptions. Trust No One!" read a post on the official Twitter handle of Ekta Kapoor-led Balaji Motion Pictures. Along with it, they released a 17-second motion poster.

12:45:01 on 18 Jun

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Chanchal Lahiri, a magician based in Kolkata, was killed on Sunday after an unsuccessful attempt at an underwater escape stunt in Ganga’s tributary Hooghly. His body was recovered a day after, on Monday. ‘Mandrake’ Lahiri was attempting to imitate legendary Hungarian magician Harry Houdini who was best known for his ‘water torture cell’ acts

12:41:54 on 18 Jun

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One in three Indians won’t mind seeing ads as they watch OTT content streaming platforms like Netflix or Amazon Prime if they get a good deal from the vendors, video Cloud services provider Brightcove Inc said. While 25% of Indians want to pay nothing and watch ads as a trade-off to consuming content, 14% of respondents would like to pay a higher fee to be free from ads.

12:37:06 on 18 Jun

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While India beating Pakistan in World Cups is no news anymore, the aftermath of Pakistan's defeat against their arch-rivals has left many at the mercy of unnecessary bashing. Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza, who is married to Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik often finds herself at the centre of such storms. And after Pakistan's loss, it wasn't any different for her.

12:33:30 on 18 Jun

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A new study has found a high concentration of microplastics in groundwater in and around the Kodungaiyur dump yard. One of the major reasons for the problem is the rampant drilling of bore wells. Researchers say that in some samples, the concentration of microplastics was as high as 22 particles per 150 ml, while the acceptable levels are 2 particles per litre.

12:30:36 on 18 Jun

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A day after doctors in West Bengal and other parts of the country called off their strike, the SC deferred hearing a plea seeking safety and security for doctors at government hospitals. “Since the strike has been called off in West Bengal by the doctors and there being no urgency, the matter is listed after vacation before the appropriate bench,” the court said.

12:24:41 on 18 Jun

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Steven Spielberg’s movie adaptation of “West Side Story” hopes to be a very big deal in America. The director’s production company released a first look at the rival gangs, the Jets and Sharks. They’re ready to rumble ― and to dance. Tony and Maria, are played by Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler. The film has been adapted from the original 1957 Broadway stage musical.

12:19:40 on 18 Jun

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Another 1,502 persons were found homeless in Greater Hyderabad limits as per the enumeration carried out by the Urban Community Development wing of the GHMC. The civic department carried out a rapid one-night enumeration of homeless people a few days ago covering all 30 GHMC circles by constituting special teams who visited bus stations, railway stations, religious places.

12:13:52 on 18 Jun

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A case has been registered against Kerala CPM leader's son on charges of rape and cheating following a complaint filed by a woman in Mumbai, the police said today. The 33-year-old woman in her complaint alleged that Binoy Vinodini Balakrishnan (37), the son of CPM's Kerala unit secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, sexually assaulted her on the pretext of marriage, he said.

12:09:11 on 18 Jun

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Maybe only the funny ones turned up on Twitter. Or maybe the angry ones were out there, but they didn’t get much play. Maybe all the anger and vitriol is hiding somewhere in newspaper columns and WhatsApp messages that we’re not seeing. In a country where dissent can mean real danger, the willingness to make fun of a national institution is something to be admired.

12:03:55 on 18 Jun

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The bat unveiled by Kapil Dev is the world's largest bat and holds a Guinness World Record. The bat which resembles a real cricket bat is made of Willow wood. Phoenix along with Palladium has conceptualised and created this history as a part of their campaign #thecupthatunitesthenation and to join the cricket enthusiasts in Chennai.

12:02:30 on 18 Jun

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Women’s presence in public sector jobs in the State is yet to touch the 40% mark. In the private sector, it is slightly more than half, Labour Minister T.P. Ramakrishnan has said. As per the December 2018 statistics, 12.37 lakh people work in the organised sector in the State. Of this, the public sector accounts for 5.59 lakh people and the private sector, 6.78 lakh.

12:01:12 on 18 Jun

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People with pet dogs would understand that aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem, with bite injuries causing a serious risk for others. Researchers recently explored the factors that influence how owners manage aggressive behaviour in their dogs. The study found that clinical animal behaviourists should focus on helping dog owners to feel confident.

11:53:07 on 18 Jun

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The Congress top brass, including Sonia Gandhi and party chief Rahul Gandhi, held a meeting here to decide the strategy on key matters such as Lok Sabha Speaker’s election. The issue of appointment of the leader of the Congress party in Lok Sabha was not discussed," said Congress leader from West Bengal Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury who attended the party's strategy meeting.

11:47:43 on 18 Jun

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As the death toll of suspected encephalitis consistently rises, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Tuesday, to take stock of the situation. The chief minister interacted with the doctors and the parents of the ailing children. The death toll in Muzaffarpur has, so far, touched 108, ANI reported.

11:42:42 on 18 Jun

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The Oppo F11 Pro is seeing its lowest price ever on Amazon India, which probably makes it a good time to buy the phone if you're in the market. Originally launched at Rs 24,990, the Oppo F11 Pro is currently available for as low as Rs 20,400 on Amazon India. This new pricing is for the 6GB + 64GB storage variant.

11:36:04 on 18 Jun

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The SC will tomorrow hear a petition by the Congress to hold simultaneous elections to two Rajya Sabha seats that have fallen vacant after BJP's Amit Shah and Smriti Irani moved to the Lok Sabha. The EC has fixed July 5 for the Rajya Sabha by-elections to the two seats. The petition was filed by the Leader of the Opposition in the Gujarat assembly, Pareshbhai Dhanani.

11:31:39 on 18 Jun

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