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Paris Couture Week Fall Winter 19 saw design houses reinterpreting femininity with powerful beauty looks. Pronounced cat eyes offset minimal dewy fresh-faced make-up on the runways of Chanel, Christian Dior, Stephane Rolland and Elie Saab. Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior sent out models in gothic eyes with veiled faces and Chanel’s chic librarian sported a pared-down version.

03:26:02 on 18 Jul

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What’s the difference between cement and concrete? Though the two terms are often used interchangeably, cement is an ingredient in concrete, which also includes aggregates like sand, gravel or stone. I knew nothing about either product when I decided to try making some rustic/industrial planters suitable for small succulents.

02:56:01 on 18 Jul

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The civil service is under attack. It started with the Brexit referendum and has intensified ever since as certain politicians and their allies resort to the punch bag of the so-called “deep state”. The trouble is, there is more at stake here than the careers of diplomats or the sensibilities of anonymous public servants.

02:26:01 on 18 Jul

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“Do you know of Garanimals?” asks Amy Ross, NASA’s advanced spacesuit engineer. As it turns out, it’s an American children’s clothing system. In short: each piece of clothing features a hang-tag of an endearing animal, making it simple for kids to pair up items while getting dressed. Just like that easy-dressing system, NASA designs spacesuits with simplicity in mind.

01:55:02 on 18 Jul

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New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex. At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, scientists offered evidence that the disease may spread differently in the brains of women than in men.

01:25:02 on 18 Jul

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A lot of baby foods contain “inappropriately high levels of sugar”, according to WHO. WHO conducted two studies to find out the nutritional content of baby food products and investigate their marketing. The organisation collected data from 8,000 food and drink products marketed for infants and young children in stores between November 2017 and January 2018.

12:57:02 on 18 Jul

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While, healthcare in monsoon is crucial for everyone like avoiding the common cold, infections and water-borne diseases, it is more critical for people with diabetes (PwDs) and preventive actions tend to take much longer to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar levels and potential problems.

12:27:02 on 18 Jul

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When it comes to weight loss there are so many diet plans out there which promise quick weight loss. One such food option which you can try to lose weight faster is spinach. Spinach can speed up the weight loss process and make it easier for you to shed those extra kilos. All you need to do is add just one cup of spinach and let the extra body fat leave you alone.

11:57:02 on 17 Jul

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US regulators should continue to recommend soy protein as part of a heart-healthy diet because it helps lower cholesterol, researchers conclude from an analysis of dozens of studies done in the past two decades. The US Food and Drug Administration has allowed soy products to carry claims about heart benefits since 1999.

11:27:02 on 17 Jul

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K Subramani, a doctor who heads the intensive care unit at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, pays no electricity bills! Its all because of the 5 kW solar plant that supplies electricity to his entire house. He also has a roof garden that keeps his home cool but the rainwater harvesting tank underneath his car parking slot is definitely catching people’s attention.

10:57:01 on 17 Jul

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Android games have come a long way in terms of their graphics. With the ever-increasing interest in mobile gaming, it is hardly any surprise that games such as PUBG and Fortnite offer some of the best graphics experience that you can have on a phone. In fact, we spent nearly a month sorting through to gauge which of the titles are worthy of being highlighted as chart-toppers.

10:42:02 on 17 Jul

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Ethan Peters was 12 years old when he was paid $25,000 (£20,000) for an Instagram page with over a million followers. He'd started the meme account, @bitch, a year earlier with the blessing of his property investor parents, who he lives within Huntsville, Texas – a prison town nicknamed "the death-penalty capital of the world".

10:27:01 on 17 Jul

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Social media giant Facebook is close to opening its new WhatsApp payment system in India after dealing with the audit problem, local media reported. The debut for the cross-platform messaging application was delayed by the Indian regulations. Mainly, the agency has to provide information to a third-party auditor that all data on the service will be stored solely in India.

10:12:02 on 17 Jul

Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in India today. The two phones offer great specifications on paper, come with a pop-up selfie camera, a triple rear camera setup, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. We compare the Redmi K20 with the Redmi K20 Pro to see what are the differences between the two phones, in detail.

09:57:01 on 17 Jul

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Making sense of Karnataka’s politics

A distinct genre of political theatrics in which elected representatives play ‘hide and seek’ in plush resorts to escape poaching by their very own and rival party leaders is currently playing out in Karnataka. While the dramatis personae, the layout of the plot and the message conveyed are distinct this round, this mode of doing politics is not new to the State.

09:42:02 on 17 Jul

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Around 32.81 crore children and adolescent in the age group of 1 and 19 years will be covered in the ninth round of the Union Health Ministry’s National Deworming Programme to be held next month, an official said. The National Deworming Day (NDD) aims at combating the health risk posed by intestinal worms in children and adolescent.

09:27:01 on 17 Jul

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To help paralyzed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders enrich their lives, Elon Musk-led startup Neuralink has revealed tiny brain 'threads' in a chip which is long-lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.

09:12:01 on 17 Jul

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The Indian football team was Wednesday handed a comparatively easy draw for the 2022 World Cup second round Asian qualifiers, being clubbed with Qatar, Oman, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Group E. The 40 Asian countries were divided into eight groups of five teams each in the draw held at the Asian Football Confederation headquarters here.

08:57:01 on 17 Jul

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Bollywood celebrities, as well as international trendsetters, have been spotted flaunting their high-end arm candies at many occasions. Alia Bhatt has spotted recently at the airport in comfortable yet stylish purple tracksuit paired with white sneakers. This quirky piece also had a personal message on it and it costs 2,350 USD which is approximately Rs. 1,62, 150.

08:42:01 on 17 Jul

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Epsom salt can benefit you in more ways than you can imagine. Epsom salt or magnesium salt has numerous health benefits, says lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho in one of his live sessions on Facebook. Many people drink water with a pinch of Epsom salt as a way to deal with constipation. But, Epsom salt should be put to use for constipation only under medical supervision.

08:27:01 on 17 Jul

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The CES gadget show is cracking down on its dress code, introducing more sessions focused on women and minorities and creating a new "sex tech" category after a debacle over a robotic personal massager for women. The Consumer Technology Association, the trade group that organises the annual gadget show in Las Vegas, unveiled policy changes Tuesday.

08:12:02 on 17 Jul

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Former coach of Sri Lanka and India’s Under-19 team Dav Whatmore believes that India should back young Shubman Gill and give him a long rope at number 4 as the young man has the potential to be a future star and a batting mainstay. "I feel Rishabh Pant, perhaps, could have done the job had he come (to the side) earlier", he said.

08:04:36 on 17 Jul

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Vidya Balan seems to have taken a jibe at the popular video-sharing platform TikTok with her very own "Tak-Tuk" video. "Shastro ke anusaar, har kunwari ladki mein nau deviyo ka vaas hota hai. Lekin shaadi ke baad kaun si devi active hogi, ye pati ke karmo par nirbhar karta hai," she lip-syncs to a pandit's voice

07:59:52 on 17 Jul

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Remember when you bought an expensive evening gown for an event, only to ever wear it once or twice? Or picked up a trendy T-shirt, only to leave it gathering dust in the closet? Those days are over for more and more American women, who are embracing clothing rental services as a way to freshen up their wardrobes.

07:47:19 on 17 Jul

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Rakul Preet Singh has become controversy’s favourite child for her smoking scene in the teaser of the upcoming film Manmadhudu 2. Ever since the teaser was released, she has been subjected to trolling by netizens. While she had maintained a stoic silence over this issue, Rakul finally opened up in an interview to Pinkvilla.com and gave a befitting reply.

07:39:41 on 17 Jul

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A Son's Unique Innovation for his Father

Meet Shrawan Kumar, a man working with a single desire -- to help his father who was struggling as a farmer. How did he end up turning a bike into a one-of-its-kind weeder to help farmers across the country? Stay tuned to find out.

07:29:53 on 17 Jul

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A woman was molested on board a premier train by a drunk co-passenger and her detailed tweets about how to follow the legal process to the T has people praising her. Since then her tweet has been retweeted more than 3,000 times and ‘liked’ by 4,100 users. Many have called her a “strong woman” and a “survivor.” Others have thanked her for sharing the process she followed.

07:24:32 on 17 Jul

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How Pornhub Enables Doxing and Harassment

Pornhub, one of the most visited websites in the world, is hosting and profiting from videos of women who say their lives were ruined as a direct result of the videos being shared on its platform. The videos were produced by Girls Do Porn, a "Pornhub Content Partner" that is being sued by 22 women for fraud and emotional distress damages.

07:12:30 on 17 Jul

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The International Court of Justice has ruled in the favour of India in its appeal against the death sentence given to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan. Affirming the right to consular access, the court said Jadhav's death sentence should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the decision.

07:04:30 on 17 Jul

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India’s top-ranked woman archer Deepika Kumari Wednesday clinched a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test event after going down to 18-year-old Korean An San in straight sets here. Ranked fourth in the qualification round, Deepika found the going tough against the second seed, who produced fine shooting including a flawless third set to clinch the match.

06:58:28 on 17 Jul

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got married as per Hindu and Christian traditions on December 1 and 2 in Jodhpur. The three-day affair took place at Umaid Bhawan palace and included all the customs and rituals of a traditional Indian wedding, On a US chat show recently, Nick explained the significance of 'saat phere' like a pro.

06:47:44 on 17 Jul

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The Goa bench of the Bombay high court on Wednesday convicted a beach shack worker for the 2008 rape and murder of British teenager Scarlett Keeling. The court held Samson D’Souza guilty of all charges while another accused Plácido Carvalho was acquitted. The HC was hearing an appeal filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against the acquittal of the two men.

06:45:52 on 17 Jul

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HBO’s recently concluded fantasy drama Game of Thrones won a record-breaking 32 nominations at the 2019 Emmy Awards, announced on Tuesday. While as many as 10 actors from the show won nominations various acting categories, the show’s writers and creators--David Benioff and DB Weiss--were nominated as well.

06:41:09 on 17 Jul

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DMK treasurer Durai Murugan's son and the party's candidate for the Vellore Lok Sabha elections DM Kathir Anand filed his nomination papers on Wednesday. Accompanied by his father Durai Murugan, LS Member representing Arakkonam constituency S Jagathrakshagan, party MLAs R Gandhi and AP Nandakumar, he filed the papers before the Returning Officer cum District Collector.

06:36:17 on 17 Jul

After wowing her 24.8 million Instagram followers with her stunning beach-wear photos from the scenic locales of Mexico, Katrina Kaif took to the photo-video sharing app again on Wednesday to thank all her fans and friends for their warm birthday wishes. Bollywood came out in full force to wish the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara actress on Tuesday as she turned a year older.

06:25:48 on 17 Jul

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Gold prices in Delhi fell by Rs. 70 per 10 grams to Rs. 35,500 per 10 grams on Wednesday, amid low demand from jewellers and weakness in the global markets. With the mild loss on Wednesday, the price of gold in the national capital gave up some of the gains registered in the previous session.

06:19:21 on 17 Jul

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One of the convicts in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case Nalini is likely to be released on bail at the end of the week as the concerned officials are carrying out the procedures for the release. The Madras HC granted her a month's parole on July 5 after hearing her plea seeking for six month's parole to make arrangements for her daughter's marriage.

06:17:39 on 17 Jul

Nubia Red Magic 3 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant is going on sale in India today. The 12GB model can be purchased via Flipkart, and the e-commerce site will be providing some launch offers as well. The Nubia Red Magic 3 was launched in India last month, and the 8GB RAM variant went on sale soon after.

06:14:11 on 17 Jul

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The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan on a petition filed by BJP candidate Jaya Prada challenging his election from Rampur Lok Sabha constituency. The election petition came before Justice S.D. Singh who issued a notice to Mr. Khan and fixed the hearing for August 21.

06:08:16 on 17 Jul

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India's top shuttlers have missed his court-side presence this year but national badminton coach Gopichand says he can't really help cutting down on travelling as that would come in the way of finding the next crop of world-beaters. "If I was just travelling, what happens to the next batch, we would never have a Sindhu come out then." Gopichand told.

06:02:42 on 17 Jul

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The first time actor-producer Vanitha Vijayakumar ascended the Bigg Boss stage before entering the house for the third season of the show, TV audiences across Tamil Nadu let out a collective gasp. Two days since her exit, she’s much more calm and composed now as we meet her. Excerpts from an interview:

05:42:48 on 17 Jul

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has demanded death sentence to all the suspects arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks, amid his differences with the governing coalition over reintroduction of capital punishment after four decades. Mr Sirisena is fighting against efforts by his governing coalition in parliament to abolish capital punishment.

05:38:40 on 17 Jul

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On Monday, students and faculty at the SRM Institute of Science and Technology Kattankulathur campus (Kancheepuram district) woke up to devastating news. A 21-year-old student had killed himself in the campus. This was the third such incident inside the 250-acre campus in a span of 60 days, and all three students used the same method.

05:35:08 on 17 Jul

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A 33-year old man in Thanjavur district has been arrested for uploading a post on social media inviting people to a 'beef festival' to be held in Kumbakonam soon, police said here Wednesday. S Ezhilan, founder-president of Tamil Nadu Kudiarasu Katchi, who hails from a place near Kumbakonam was arrested for posting the invite on Facebook, police added.

05:29:53 on 17 Jul

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports for 2019-20 in Lok Sabha, Veeraswamy in Parliament, said the DMK will continue to protect Tamil speaking people's linguistic pride. "There have been 3 attempts by the BJP-led NDA government to impose Hindi on Tamil people...We have agitated and successfully thwarted the BJP's attempt to impose Hindi" he said.

05:25:22 on 17 Jul

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The government is not in favour of continuing with the MGNREGA scheme forever as it is for the poor and the Modi government's larger goal is to eradicate poverty, Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Wednesday said. Tomar also suggested that big corporates can learn from women SHGs as they have only 2 per cent NPAs.

05:21:44 on 17 Jul

Actor Radhika Apte has said her sex scene from The Wedding Guest got leaked because of “the psychotic mentality of the society”. The Wedding Guest that also stars Dev Patel, has been directed by Michael Winterbottom and also stars Jim Sarbh. Pictures from a sex scene from the movie have surfaced online and are going viral.

05:16:16 on 17 Jul

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ICICI Bank announces the launch of a new digital platform curated specially for MSMEs and self-employed customers to enable them to undertake their business banking transactions digitally and instantly. Called, ‘InstaBIZ’, it allows customers to avail as many as over 115 products and services in a digital and secure manner on their mobile phone or any banking platform.

05:14:53 on 17 Jul

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Xiaomi’s popular Redmi lineup is headed in a new direction with the latest Redmi K20 series. This is the first Redmi series to sport flagship-level specifications, but at a much more modest pricing that starts at Rs 27,999 and goes up to Rs 30,999. There’s an exorbitant version as well, a Redmi K20 Pro made of gold and diamonds at Rs 4.8 lakh.

05:10:57 on 17 Jul

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Pakistan has once again arrested Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. This comes in the wake of Pakistan’s Punjab province registering FIRs against Hafiz Saeed and his accomplices in 23 cases, most of them related to terror financing and money laundering. The arrest of Hafiz Saeed is to be seen in the context of two key developments.

05:01:50 on 17 Jul

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Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed was arrested Wednesday by CTD officials said. Reacting to the development, the Indian special public prosecutor in the 26/11 case Ujjwal Nikam said, "Pakistan is fooling the world that they have arrested him, we have to see how they produce evidence in courts and how efforts are made to convict him, otherwise it is a drama."

04:58:26 on 17 Jul

Lyca Productions has pulled off a coup by getting Superstar Rajinikanth to confirm his presence for the audio launch of Suriya’s Kaappaan that is directed by K.V Anand and has music by Harris Jayaraj. Lyca produced Rajinikanth’s 2.0 with Shankar as well as his upcoming movie Darbar with A.R. Murugadoss.

04:54:47 on 17 Jul

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The New Zealand cricket team, for the second time in a row, missed out on World Cup title. The manner in which New Zealand fell agonisingly short in summit clash with England would have been enough to infuriate any captain.Team captain Williamson's calm and composed reaction to the loss won him praise from across the world, including that of Ravi Shastri

04:51:57 on 17 Jul

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With speculations rife about MS Dhoni's place in the Indian side after the World Cup and his potential retirement, reports have emerged that the wicketkeeper will not be a part of the squad that will travel to West Indies. He will no longer be the 'first-choice wicket-keeper'.

04:47:12 on 17 Jul

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BJP lawmaker Kunwar Pranav Singh 'Champion', who was seen dancing with guns in his hands and mouth in a video widely shared on social media, has been expelled from the party for six years. The Uttarakhand legislator has been expelled for indiscipline, the party said in a release.

04:41:00 on 17 Jul

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Amala Paul is going all out in promoting her upcoming film Aadai. Directed by Rathna Kumar, the film will release worldwide on July 19. When the trailer of Aadai released, a scene in which Amala Paul is seen sharing a passionate kiss with VJ Ramya went viral online. Amala has opened up about the kissing scene and how she convinced herself to go nude for the film.

04:37:04 on 17 Jul

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AMIDST the broken concrete chunks and rubble of an abandoned building near the Mumbai airport complex, Bart Simpson has a strong message for anyone caring to look that side: “I must say Jai Shri Ram to prove my nationality”. This powerful graffiti has a sign at the bottom saying ‘Tyler Street Art’, a guerrilla artist famous for his quirky takes on contemporary issues.

04:30:10 on 17 Jul

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The government will identify illegal immigrants staying in any part of the country and deport them as per international law, Home Minister Amit Shah said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The minister was replying to a supplementary query by Samajwadi Party member Javed Ali Khan on whether the National Register of Citizens or NRC will be implemented in other states as well.

04:19:12 on 17 Jul

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The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) on Wednesday resolved to scrap away the ‘classifications’ in the VIP break darshan system with immediate effect. TTD Chairman Y.V. Subba Reddy told media persons that the decision was taken with a serene intention to weed out corruption and attach more importance to ordinary pilgrims.

04:16:45 on 17 Jul

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The Supreme Court-appointed CoA decided to invite applications for the coach and support staff of the Indian team on Tuesday and that sudden urge to appoint the coaching staff has taken certain sections of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by surprise, especially with the date of the Annual General Meeting already announced, October 22.

04:13:28 on 17 Jul

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Tamil film Super Deluxe has been nominated for three honours opposite several Bollywood biggies in Australia. Indian Film Festival of Melbourne just announced its nominations for its annual awards ceremony. The movie, as well as Vijay Sethupathi (for his role of transgender Shilpa) and director Thiagarajan Kumararaja are up for awards.

04:07:18 on 17 Jul

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With less than a 24 hours to go before the Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government faces trust vote on the floor of the Legislative assembly, Public Works Department Minister H.D. Revanna, who has been accused of interfering in decisions beyond his department, on Wednesday appealed to the rebel legislators — now holed up in a hotel in Mumbai — to return.

04:00:00 on 17 Jul

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Beyonce launches The Lion King song Spirit

Beyonce will soon be heard as Nala in the upcoming film The Lion King. The singer-actor recently launched her song from the Disney film titled “Spirit”, along with a music video. The video features Beyonce along with a few visuals of the film. The song is a part of the album The Lion King: A Gift.

03:53:38 on 17 Jul

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Twitter has been abuzz with women sharing pictures of themselves wearing a sari with the hashtag #SareeTwitter. In the last couple of days, several women have shared such pictures, and the latest to join in is AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Early Wednesday, Vadra shared a picture of herself wearing a gorgeous sari at the morning puja on her wedding day.

03:46:13 on 17 Jul

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The much-anticipated launch of Chandrayaan-2, India's second mission to the Moon, called off due to a technical glitch on July 15, is likely to take place later this month. The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has been successfully rectified the fault and is looking forward to the launch of the mission before the end of July, sources have told India Today.

03:44:22 on 17 Jul

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A war of words has broken out between former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the Congress government in the state over the proposed temple of goddess Sita in Sri Lanka. Chouhan said that the Congress government, instead of completing the temple project, was "verifying the fact whether Mata Sita was abducted or not".

03:34:38 on 17 Jul

Cricket authorities are mulling over the idea of introducing concussion substitutes in Test cricket and they may be in place in the upcoming Ashes series starting August 1. The debate of using concussion substitutes had started following the death of Phillip Hughes after he was struck by a bouncer in a List-A match in 2014.

03:26:51 on 17 Jul

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Today is the World Emoji Day and to mark the occasion, Apple and Google have revealed their plans to introduce brand-new emoji characters later this year. Apple's new emojis will arrive on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch later this year while Google's new emojis will be available on Android Q. Both companies are bringing around 60 new emojis this year.

03:23:11 on 17 Jul

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In Assam, flood waters have submerged 30 of the 33 districts and more than 44.96 lakh people have been affected. Almost 90 per cent of the KazirangaNationalPark has been submerged.

03:21:21 on 17 Jul

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has approached three former players — Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad, and Shantha Rangaswamy — once again and appoint them as the ad-hoc panel to replace the now-defunct Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) to select the new Head Coach as well as the new five-member national selection committee.

03:12:33 on 17 Jul

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As the 50th Comic-Con kicks off Wednesday, with a big Marvel Studios panel on Saturday that’s sure to be the hottest ticket in town, and Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe dominating the box office, Kirby proved to be right. But it took a while for Comic-Con to really “go Hollywood.”

03:08:12 on 17 Jul

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For some of us who are yet to join the #FaceApp bandwagon, the whole idea of using a filter to make ourselves look forty to fifty years older is absurd, to be honest. But clearly, some can't get enough of it. For those wondering why their social media is filled with pictures of elderly people, here's why.

03:06:51 on 17 Jul

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Using computer modeling and optimisation algorithms, the world's best bat and maybe the most affordable could in the near future roll out from a lab to cricket greens in countries such as India where millions dream of a sporting career but don't have the means to pursue them. A high performing "Algobat" is in the works in Canada's University of British Columbia.

02:59:41 on 17 Jul

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Here is to more girl power!

It’s no secret that Tamil cinema is largely dominated by hero-oriented scripts. But things have changed in the past few years drastically with Nayanthara, Jyotika, Taapsee Pannu, Samantha Akkineni and others delivering experimental films within the format of commercial cinema.

02:55:41 on 17 Jul

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Congress Karnataka President Dinesh Gundu Rao also expresses his diappointment over the Supreme Court verdict. "Supreme Court order seems perfectly coordinated to help the rebel MLAs to violate the whip. It has set a wrong precedent as the value of the Whip as per 10th schedule of the constitution is now redundant."

02:53:46 on 17 Jul

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has written to Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu urging for the termination of the Rajya Sabha membership of newly elected MDMK Member of Parliament Vaiko, who he claimed had breached the Constitution of India with his anti-Hindi comments.

02:50:10 on 17 Jul

When China-based Redmi became a sub-brand, ultimately separating from parent company Xiaomi, on January 10 this year, many expected upgraded smartphone experiences at a bang for their buck. That said, today the brand is launching their first-ever flagship devices: the K20 series.

02:45:46 on 17 Jul

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A mid the furor over umpires call to give an extra run when a throw struck Ben Stokes' bat in the World Cup final, it has now come to light that the all-rounder had asked the umpires to take away the four overthrows which ultimately proved to be decisive in England's win over New Zealand.

02:42:16 on 17 Jul

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Kangana Ranaut once again took a jibe at her contemporary actresses including Deepika, Kareena, Anushka, and Katrina. The Queen actress said that all these celebs mentioned are "stars but not actors". Kangana has been relentlessly targeting top celebs, and this does not seem much surprising anymore. It will be interesting to see how the other actresses react to this.

02:38:08 on 17 Jul

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The SRM Institute of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), designed and built nano-satellite SRMSAT-1 by its students and it has completed 40,000 orbits since it was launched on October 12, 2011 from Sriharikota. The satellite will complete nine years in space on October 11 this year.

02:29:07 on 17 Jul

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College is stressful. Students have classes, exams and so many other pressures common in modern life and now researchers have found that petting dogs and cats can improve students’ mood with stress-relieving physiological benefits, a study shows. Many universities have instituted ‘Pet Your Stress Away’ programmes, where students can come in and interact with cats and dogs.

02:17:05 on 17 Jul

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Noted Kannada actress Sruthi Hariharan, who rose to fame after the success of her film Lucia, announced that she's pregnant with her first child. Sharing the news on Instagram, she posted a photo of herself dressed in black in which she's flaunting her baby bump. Sruthi announced her pregnancy on Instagram and added that she was eager to welcome the little bundle of joy.

01:57:39 on 17 Jul

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Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Tuesday made announcements in the Assembly to boost the agriculture and horticulture sectors in the State. In suo motu statements in the House, Mr. Palaniswami said loans to the tune of ₹266 crore will be granted through NABKISAN Finance Ltd., a subsidiary of NABARD, for the benefit of farmer producer organizations (FPOs).

01:50:58 on 17 Jul

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Hailing the Supreme Court direction on Karnataka political crisis, rebel Congress-JDS lawmakers camping in Mumbai said there is no question of going back on their resignations from the Assembly or attending the session. "We are happy with the decision of the Honourable Supreme Court, we honour it," rebel Congress legislator BC Patil said in a video released to the media.

01:44:29 on 17 Jul

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After consuming the midday meal at school, 81 students of Government Higher Primary School of Vantamuri, near Belagavi, were rushed to the district hospital with complaints of health problems on Tuesday afternoon. According to sources, a dead lizard was found in a container used to cook the meal for children, and all of them started complaining of health issues.

01:38:54 on 17 Jul

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Photos – mostly of men and women in cream and white – from actor Kunchacko Boban’s baby’s baptism have been circulated online for a while. But so far the baby’s photo has been a blur. A new video has now come out, of the close-up shots of baby Izahaak, that Kunchacko has put up online, with a song and others visuals from the baptism day.

01:31:43 on 17 Jul

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Why Pick a Sport, Not a Drink, After Work

Indian policy makers don’t think of sports as an integral part of life—it reflects in the little space each person has in Indian cities. But the few of us who can access public grounds too, are often locked indoors. Without play, life is dull. Popular adage aside, our evenings are often as sedentary as our working days. Playing your favourite sport can bring change.

01:27:07 on 17 Jul

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Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai attacks mastermind, has been arrested and sent to jail, news agency ANI has reported quoting Pakistani media. He has been sent to judicial custody and will face trial, said reports from Pakistan. Hafiz Saeed, the chief of the terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, faces 23 terror cases in Pakistan.

01:20:48 on 17 Jul

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Transport Minister MR Vijayabhaskar on Tuesday said that 1,412 buses in the state were reduced as part of a measure to rationalise bus routes and tide over financial crunch. Pointing out that the per capita income of the people in the state has gone up during the AIADMK rule, he said that almost all the households in the state either have two-wheeler or a car.

01:13:20 on 17 Jul

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After a long run as Captain America, Chris Evans is ready to save the day yet again and this time it’s in the film The Red Sea Diving Resort. The trailer of the Netflix movie is out and it looks quite intense. The film is set in 1979 Ethiopia as a group of agents try to smuggle thousands of Ethiopian refugees from Sudan to Israel using a beach resort as a front cover.

01:02:55 on 17 Jul

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Law minister C Ve Shanmugam reiterated that hydrocarbon projects will not take off until the state government gave the nod. He said the government will consider constituting an expert committee to weigh the pros and cons of such projects and CM will be consulted on the matter. AIADMK govt was firm that no hydrocarbon project would be set up in the delta dists, he added.

12:51:20 on 17 Jul

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Indigo Blues: When partners clash

The dispute over corporate governance between the two co-founders of IndiGo Airlines, only gets more bitter by the day with letter-bombs being dropped by the warring promoters. There are questions now raised on what is the way forward at airline, what messaging does it send out to institutional investors & also what remains the role of regulator in an imbroglio like this.

12:44:13 on 17 Jul

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Divided by caste-based differences AIADMK cadre in Vellore are awaiting the arrival of Vellore west district secretary and Minister KC Veeramani next Wednesday to start campaigning in the earnest. This follows former minister VS Vijay convening a meeting of party functionaries of a specific caste without the knowledge of either Veeramani or M Moorthy the dist treasurer.

12:31:01 on 17 Jul

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Amid the fierce battle between the coalition partners and the BJP over dethroning the Kumaraswamy government, a political slugfest has broken out between dissident Cong MLA, Hebbar & Uttara Kannada dist in-charge Minister, Deshpande. Mr Hebbar is one of the 13 Cong MLAs who resigned from the party and since then, he has been camping in Mumbai with the other dissidents.

12:25:54 on 17 Jul

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Kangana Ranaut is busy with the promotions of her upcoming film Judgementall Hai Kya, and while at it the actor has been giving us some major fashion goals. She was recently spotted in a series of different looks and managed to impress us in all. In one of her first appearances, she was spotted in a floral jacquard dress from Edeline Lee.

12:20:11 on 17 Jul

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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan hit out against the "autocratic attitude" of the centre and Tamil Nadu government yesterday, after fellow actor Suriya Sivakumar was criticized by the AIADMK and the BJP for his comments on the draft National Education Policy 2019. Released in June, the policy generated heated debate between the centre and political leaders.

12:14:35 on 17 Jul

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Feisty and fearless, Kangana Ranaut, who swears by the mantra 'I do not care' has been taking Bollywood by storm on her own terms. Kangana is unapologetic on her recent controversy with media claiming there is a huge difference between freedom of expression, journalism and trolling; trolling is not a fundamental right. And we are forced to wonder: Judgemental Hain Kya?

12:09:08 on 17 Jul

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Manali (Zone-2) became the first among the 15 zones in the city to become a zero-waste zone. Greater Chennai Corporation officials said that they hope to achieve similar results in Zone-3, Madhavaram by the end of this year. About 40-tonnes garbage generated in this zone is segregated and sent to resource recovery centres.

12:02:58 on 17 Jul

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A partial lunar eclipse was visible in India on the intervening night of July 16 and July 17. Partial lunar eclipse is witnessed when the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon. The three, however, do not form a straight line. During lunar eclipse, a part of the Moon’s surface gets covered by the Earth’s shadow.

11:56:44 on 17 Jul

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Fourteen men from Tamil Nadu who were arrested by the National Investigation Agency raised funds in Dubai to set up a cell of the terror group in ISIS in India, sources in the probe agency said. The men allegedly support another terror group, Al-Qaeda, and have links with Ansarullah, a terrorist group in Yemen, NIA sources said.

11:51:44 on 17 Jul

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