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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman today said terrorism and extremism are a "common concern". Saudi Arabia will "cooperate with India and neighbouring states" on the matter, he added during a joint press conference with PM Modi. The bilateral talks between the two leaders were held in the shadow of escalating tension with Pak over Pulwama terror attack.

02:46:07 on 20 Feb

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In the hierarchy of prejudices, sexism prevailed over ageism. While grey-haired men were often called silver foxes, women with grey hair were boxed into stereotypical narratives by popular culture. Perceptions began to shift only recently. Online spaces representing grey-haired women today encourage others to accept and flaunt their natural hair.

02:46:03 on 20 Feb

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The Pakistani army has asked JeM chief Masood Azhar and Lashkar boss Hafiz Saeed to limit their public appearances in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, according to intelligence reports. The reports said that the army has told them to maintain a low profile until the pressure of the international community over Pakistan on the Pulwama attack doesn’t cease.

02:44:30 on 20 Feb

The GST Council has deferred a decision on tax rates on real estate and lottery till Sunday and extended the deadline for businesses to file sales returns for January till Friday. Briefing reporters after a meeting of the GST Council on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, because of the rush of filing of returns, the due date has been extended till February 22.

02:41:14 on 20 Feb

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A recent study from the National Health Service has found that grandparents who babysit their grandchildren live longer than those who don’t. So not only will babysitting your kids help your parents potentially live longer, but meaningful relationships and wonderful memories will surely be formed. It's a win-win.

02:37:31 on 20 Feb

ICJ in The Hague on Monday began a four-day public hearing of the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India moved the ICJ in May in 2017 against the “farcical trial” by the military court against 48-year-old Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer.

02:36:08 on 20 Feb

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Gwyneth Paltrow, who spent over a decade essaying Iron Man's secretary, confidante and eventual girlfriend Pepper Potts, will be retiring from Marvel Cinematic Universe after her appearance in the final movie in the Avengers franchise, Endgame. She added, however, that she would be open to making a cameo appearance and returning for flashback scenes in the future.

02:26:57 on 20 Feb

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Actor-rapper Jaden Smith, who made headlines last year for releasing his album SYRE: The Electric Album on Instagram, was in India to perform at Vh1 Supersonic 2019 on 16 February. The Karate Kid actor recently revealed that he loves performing in India and would love to collaborate with Indian artists for his album.

02:23:08 on 20 Feb

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South Africa's double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya said Tuesday that proposed rules that would oblige her to lower her testosterone levels "do not empower anyone".
The 28-year-old middle-distance runner appeared Monday at the CAS in Lausanne, Switzerland at the start of a landmark hearing to challenge the rules proposed by the IAAF.

02:18:27 on 20 Feb

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Falling in love and being in love is a beautiful feeling, and everything seems to be going perfectly fine between you and your partner. But suddenly, you notice one sign and then another, and then you begin to feel, "maybe it’s not meant to be." These 10 signs indicate that perhaps you’ve fallen out of love.

02:09:54 on 20 Feb

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B-town’s favourite diva, Katrina Kaif’s curly hair look has been melting hearts all over social media. The actress went vial when she Instagrammed a picture from the sets of ‘Bharat’. She captioned: “On sets for Bharat”. The 35-year-old actress sitting back in her chair was seen wearing a pink saree with sports permed hair and all smiles.

01:55:25 on 20 Feb

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A top official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday said that the World Cup 2019 match between India vs Pakistan will not take place if the Indian government is against it. The official, however, cautioned that if India does not play against Pakistan in the tournament then the latter will get the points despite the match not taking place.

01:55:00 on 20 Feb

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As 'Delhi-6' clocked 10 years of its release in the Hindi film industry on Wednesday, actor Abhishek Bachchan said the film has a heart, soul and a poignant message.
The actor along with posting some motion posters of the film thanked the film's cast, which included actors Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor Om Puri, Waheeda Rahman, Divya Dutta and Aditi Rao Hydari.

01:52:25 on 20 Feb

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman are delivering a joint statement after holding delegation-level talks on ways to further deepen strategic ties. New Delhi is expected to highlight cross border terrorism and the support Islamabad is extending to terror groups carrying out attacks on India in the delegation level talks.

01:50:20 on 20 Feb

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DC Comics has dropped plans to publish a series that imagines Jesus Christ returning to Earth and teaming up with superheroes, after a campaign calling the work blasphemous."Second Coming" will not now be published by Vertigo, a unit of DC Comics, next month as originally planned, a source close to the issue said. DC Comics refused to comment.

01:47:07 on 20 Feb

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At CES 2019, there were several companies who are bringing in new technologies and changing the face of the car as we know it. But then, there’s AEV Robotics, who believes that you won’t be buying a car in the first place. What you would be buying in the future is a modular car instead. What AEV wants you to focus on is the base of the car, and this is where it all begins.

01:42:02 on 20 Feb

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The Prince's visit comes at a time the tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad are high over the Pulwama terror attack. The Congress remains miffed at the warm treatment being accorded to the Prince by Modi government. Referring to the joint statement brought out by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia after MBS' trip to Islamabad, Congress tweeted saying, "Adding insult to injury".

01:29:36 on 20 Feb

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She is set to have one of the busiest years of her career to date. But Kristen Stewart was able to find some time to enjoy herself on Tuesday as she stepped out for a juice in Los Angeles. The 28-year-old actress was joined on the outing by her 28-year-old girlfriend Sara Dinkin, who could be seen trailing her in the distance.

01:29:19 on 20 Feb

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AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam has said that his party’s election tie-up with the BJP and its NDA allies in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry would be a “mega, victorious alliance”. A section of the AIADMK believes that being part of a mega alliance is a better idea than contesting alone at a time when the party is battling incumbency.

01:26:44 on 20 Feb

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Khloe Kardashian and her best friend Malika Haqq appeared to confirm the shocking cheating scandal surrounding her beau Tristan Thompson and Jordyn Woods.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday evening, the scorned reality star posted a series of cryptic messages while Malika quoted Chris Brown with 'These hoes ain't loyal'.

01:22:51 on 20 Feb

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The 12th edition of Asia's premier air show 'Aero India-2019' began at Yelahanka air force station in Bengaluru today with 61 metal birds. American defence giant Lockheed Martin unveils the F-21 multi-role fighter jet especially for India, to be manufactured locally under PM Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, as it eyed a multi-billion dollar military order.

01:20:26 on 20 Feb

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Anusha Dandekar and Karan Kundrra are back as the hosts and love professors for the season 4 of Love School. This season of Love School will witness different couples and single prototypes, i.e. Alpha Males/Females, LGBTQ couples, Casanova and Promiscuous prototypes coming together and acknowledging love for one another.

01:18:09 on 20 Feb

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All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary in-charge of Tamil Nadu, Mukul Wasnik, will meet Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam​ (DMK) chief MK Stalin at DMK headquarters in Chennai on Wednesday to have talks on an alliance. The decision has come a day after the BJP and the AIADMK on Tuesday announced their tie-up for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

01:18:04 on 20 Feb

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Shares of Reliance Group companies came under selling pressure after the SC found its promoter Anil Ambani guilty of contempt in Ericsson case. Reliance Communications fell as much as 9.46 per cent to Rs. 5.45 on the BSE. Reliance Infrastructure declined from 8.75% to Rs. 111.50, Reliance Capital plunged 10.26% to Rs. 135.95, Reliance Power slumped 5.53% to Rs. 10.25.

01:12:59 on 20 Feb

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Are boots the new sneakers?

Winter is almost over and it’s time to welcome spring. If you are busy packing off your winter footwear, you might want to keep at least one pair of your favourite boots aside. Boots with dresses are going to be big this spring. The trend is a hit on global ramps, right from Kate Spade’s shows to those of Prabal Gurung. Fashion forwards are making the best of the trend.

01:09:24 on 20 Feb

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After announcing that cinematographer would be cranking the camera for the re-shoot of 'Arjun Reddy' Tamil remake, the makers have now announced the title of the film. While the earlier version which rejected by the makers was titled 'Varma', the latest is that the film has been titled 'Adithya Varma'.

01:09:03 on 20 Feb

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The Enforcement Directorate conducted searches at multiple locations in connection with the IL&FS payment default crisis. The central probe agency has registered a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in the alleged payment default case and raids were being conducted against executives linked to the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services.

01:04:19 on 20 Feb

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Seen viral pictures of Priyanka Chopra from Michael Kors' runway show, in which the Internet spotted a 'baby bump'? Well, as per her mother Madhu Chopra it was "just a bad angle." "When I spoke to Priyanka on the phone, she told me that she was tired and hence, had a slumped posture." Reportedly the actress told her mother: "Mamma, give me a break!"

12:59:34 on 20 Feb

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The High Commissioner of India to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria, met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh amid rising tension between New Delhi and Islamabad over the recent Pulwama terror attack. Harsh Vardhan Shringla, ambassador of India to the United States, also held a meeting with Singh. Internet services that were suspended in Jammu have been restored at 2G speeds.

12:58:00 on 20 Feb

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Life after retirement is a major talking point for any sportsperson but for Australia's batting star Usman Khawaja, there already seems to be a great option for a career once he hangs up his cricketing gear. In a video tweeted by Cricket Australia, Khawaja, who is a qualified pilot, put his flying skills to test by taking control of the World's largest passenger aircraft.

12:53:19 on 20 Feb

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Deepika Padukone and her mother Ujjala Padukone's smiles are infectious. Yes, we have proof. On Wednesday, Deepika lit up Instagram by sharing two fabulous pictures of herself with Ujjala Padukone, which appears to be taken during the Sportstar Aces Awards last week. "Trying to get her to smile... but she's such a natural," read Deepika's caption for the pictures.

12:52:49 on 20 Feb

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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments,” Saidiya Hartman’s exhilarating social history, begins at the cusp of the 20th century, with young black women “in open rebellion. Hartman writes, “before white folks journeyed uptown to get a taste of the other,” these women were reconceiving the possibilities for private life.

12:48:34 on 20 Feb

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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud is attending delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House today. The sides are expected to sign five MoUs/agreements in areas of investment, tourism, housing and information and broadcasting. Sources said that “cross-border terrorism” is expected to dominate the conversation.

12:45:54 on 20 Feb

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The fighting in Hue City, Vietnam, was as intense and confusing as anything the Marines there had ever seen. A photographer, John Olson, approached and began to document the moment. His photo of the unconscious Marine lying on the tank surrounded by his wounded brothers-in-arms now stands among the iconic images of the Vietnam War.

12:44:29 on 20 Feb

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In a significant development, the New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday passed a motion condemning the 14 February Pulwama terror attack. Earlier the MEA responded to Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s statement on Pulwama attack and said that “the Pakistani PM has ignored claims made by the Jaish-e-Mohammad, as well as by the terrorist, who perpetrated this heinous crime".

12:41:19 on 20 Feb

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Leaving Neverland caused quite a furore when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival a few weeks ago. The film received a standing ovation. Based on the accounts of James Safechuck and Wade Robson, the documentary delves into the years when the two were allegedly sexually abused by Michael Jackson. The trailer of Dan Reed’s documentary is out.

12:35:33 on 20 Feb

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The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday asked Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik to initiate “speedy investigation” into the alleged harassment of journalist Barkha Dutt on social media.
Dutt sought to help Kashmiris living outside the state after reports said that they were being targeted in the wake of the recent Pulwama attacks.

12:30:44 on 20 Feb

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With TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu joining the opposition chorus, gloves are finally off over the Pulwama suicide attack that killed at least 40 CRPF jawans last week. Slamming the BJP-led Union government over the attack, Naidu said, “We will not tolerate the Army being used for political gains and jeopardising national security for self-interests.”

12:28:06 on 20 Feb

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Meghan Markle, 37, is living it up in New York City! The Duchess of Sussex, who’s seven months pregnant, enjoyed a baby shower in the Big Apple thanks to her close friends’ party planning skills on Feb. 19, and the fun rolled into the night. She was spotted en route to The Polo Bar, a Ralph Lauren restaurant, as was a close friend and tennis icon Serena Williams, 37.

12:25:04 on 20 Feb

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A day after the AIADMK finalised alliances with the BJP and PMK, the DMK is set to announce its first ally for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. At 6 pm on Wednesday, the party president MK Stalin will formally declare the DMK’s alliance with the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee. According to sources, Congress will be given 10 seats to contest in the polls.

12:20:12 on 20 Feb

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After withdrawing from the Centre’s health insurance scheme for the poor, Chhattisgarh’s Congress govt has brought the curtains down on the previous BJP govt’s 14-year-old ‘Charan Paduka Yojana’, a scheme through which tribals collecting tendu leaves received free footwear. The govt has decided to directly transfer money into the accounts of eligible beneficiaries.

12:17:22 on 20 Feb

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Among the many star kids who are set to make their Bollywood debut, Ananya Panday is the only one to have openly confessed on Koffee With Karan of not being deserving enough to be a part of the show. Ananya shared the couch with co-stars Tiger Shroff and Tara Sutaria in the latest episode of the show hosted by Karan Johar.

12:16:23 on 20 Feb

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Actor Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli are arguably one of the most loved celebrity couples in India. Anything they do makes the news. The duo, who has been crisscrossing across India after their return from New Zealand, was spotted at the Goa airport on Tuesday. The couple routinely puts up pictures and video clips from their many travels around the world.

12:07:31 on 20 Feb

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Huawei's consumer business group CEO Richard Yu has unintentionally confirmed that the P30 Pro will sport a quad camera set up at the back. The executive has shared a photo sample taken from the P30 Pro and the watermark on the photo sample suggests that the phone will sport a quad camera setup. The Huawei P30 and the Huawei P30 Pro will be launched on March 26.

12:04:49 on 20 Feb

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Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 20 invited investors to capitalise on the ecosystem in aerospace and other sectors in India which offered a big market for Defence manufacturing. In her inaugural remarks at the Aero India 2019, Sitharaman made a strong pitch for 'Make in India" and referred to a slew of initiatives taken by the government.

12:02:47 on 20 Feb

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It promises to be a killer combination. If all goes well, Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor who share a common history (courtesy Deepika Padukone) may come together in one frame. But this time, it’s just for a cola ad commercial. Ranveer is the cola’s resident brand ambassador. And Ranbir Kapoor has been offered a staggering amount to be a guest star on an ad.

12:00:47 on 20 Feb

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Ross Taylor became New Zealand’s highest-scoring ODI batsman as the Black Caps set Bangladesh an imposing 331 target to win the third one-dayer in Dunedin and avoid a series whitewash. Taylor scored 69 off 81 balls as the Black Caps cruised to 330 for six after losing the toss and being sent in to bat, with Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham also making half centuries.

11:59:47 on 20 Feb

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Reacting to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warning India against any action in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar, who has also worked in Bollywood, on Tuesday showed his support and tweeted, "What a speech! @ImranKhanPTI." Imran Khan claimed that Pakistan was being accused by India even though "there is no evidence."

11:56:11 on 20 Feb

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Police are yet to conclude whether CPM activists or hired goons executed the murder of two Youth Congress members. Suspects in police custody have claimed that it was not the work of a hired gang, but CPI(M) local committee member M Peethambaran and two others. Though Peethambaran and six others have stuck to their statements, the police will continue the interrogation.

11:52:29 on 20 Feb

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Much like the children of other Bollywood celebrities, actor Ajay Devgn and Kajol's 15-year-old daughter Nysa and 8-year-old son Yug, get a lot of media attention and are often targeted by social media trolls. The Singham star, said, "Honestly speaking, those people don't really matter. But I feel bad sometimes when my kids go through such harsh trolling."

11:50:33 on 20 Feb

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After receiving a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday, the Saudi Crown Prince said, "Today we want to be sure that this relationship is maintained and improved for the sake of both countries. With the leadership of the President and the Prime Minister, I am sure we can create good things for Saudi Arabia and India."

11:48:21 on 20 Feb

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It was a proud moment of the hottest dad in town – Hrithik Roshan, after his son Hrehaan had his first public performance. The Starkid was seen performing with his band and looked like a rockstar playing the guitar. Hrithik took to his Instagram yesterday to share photos of his son’s performance and fans can’t stop gushing over them.

11:46:04 on 20 Feb

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The sensitive issue of seat sharing for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections has yet again threatened to sear the state’s fragile coalition fabric with an angry Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday angrily saying, “We (JD-S) are not beggars to take three, five or seven seats.’’ The heartburn seems to be that the Congress is giving the JD(S) too little.

11:45:23 on 20 Feb

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Supreme Court judge, Justice L Nageswara Rao, on Wednesday recused himself from hearing the CBI's plea alleging obstruction in its probe into the multi-crore Sarada chit fund scam probe by West Bengal authorities. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Rao and Sanjiv Khanna adjourned the hearing on pleas of the CBI.

11:42:58 on 20 Feb

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Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was more concerned about his friendship with Pakistan PM Imran Khan than the well-being of India, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal claimed. Slamming the Congress leader for his “utterances” in the wake of the Pulwama attack, in which around 40 CRPF personnel were killed, Kejriwal said Sidhu’s statement had “hurt the sentiments” of the nation.

11:40:39 on 20 Feb

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Malaika Arora Khan, who is currently dating Arjun Kapoor, opened up about her much-publicised divorce with former husband, Arbaaz Khan.
“If you are in an unhappy marriage and that’s what you decide to do you should do it with a lot of dignity, self-respect. Don’t let anybody tell you that you are any less of a woman.”

11:38:10 on 20 Feb

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Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case probe, officials said. He reached the agency's office at Jamnagar House in central Delhi at about 10:30 am along with his lawyers, they said. He had skipped the summons on Tuesday, citing bad health.

11:33:08 on 20 Feb

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Throughout his more than 35 years at the helm of Chanel, creative director Karl Lagerfeld put together some of the most legendary fashion shows the industry has ever seen. He staged protests in support of women's rights, brought the fashion set to Cuba, and most recently staged a show in New York City at The Met's Temple of Dendur.

11:29:59 on 20 Feb

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In a decade from now, Indian Air Force (IAF) fighters deployed deep inside Pakistani or Chinese air space could be accompanied by three or more ''unmanned wingmen", armed stealth drones which will fight alongside IAF fighters to hit high-value enemy targets. Future versions of the platform will also be able to fire air-to-air missiles to target enemy fighters.

11:27:07 on 20 Feb

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Kylie Jenner insists she’s never gotten major plastic surgery, despite constant speculation about her changing look.
In an interview with Paper magazine, the beauty mogul addressed the rampant rumours. “People think I fully went under the knife and completely reconstructed my face, which is completely false,” she said.

11:22:07 on 20 Feb

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Twitter announced to expand its political ads policy and transparency approach to include India, all EU member states and Australia that will be operational from March 11. Facing the heat in India over the presence of political bias on its platform, Twitter said that from March 11, only certified advertisers will be allowed to run political campaign ads in India.

11:20:40 on 20 Feb

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Taapsee Pannu replaces Parineeti Chopra!

Taapsee Pannu has been having a good run at the movies. And now the upcoming thriller Badla (March 8), her career graph has been on the rise. Meanwhile, Parineeti Chopra has had to lie low for some time now. there are certain brands, who have got slightly impatient with PC’s slow turn at the movies. And, one of them has decided to replace her with Taapsee.

11:18:27 on 20 Feb

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been accorded the ceremonial reception with a guard of honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where he was received by President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi. The prince will meet Modi later today, with his business mission under threat of being overshadowed by soaring tensions between India and Pakistan.

11:11:35 on 20 Feb

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The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has apprehended 25 Sri Lankan fishermen, who were illegally fishing in the Indian territorial waters. ICG Ship Shaurya on a routine surveillance deployment in the Bay of Bengal apprehended five Sri Lankan boats on Monday while they were illegally fishing in Indian waters. They were fishing illegally in the Indian waters.

11:09:34 on 20 Feb

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Debt-ravaged Jet Airways India Ltd., the country's biggest full-service airline, is selling a majority stake for 1 rupee -- a little more than 1 U.S. cent. It's part of a bailout plan by its state-owned lenders that will give the airline time to arrange fresh equity. The complicated arrangement is on track to be voted through on February 21.

11:06:32 on 20 Feb

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Pakistan on Tuesday urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to dismiss India’s plea in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, as New Delhi had asked for annulment of the former Navy officer’s conviction by Pakistan’s military and his release from custody. Pakistan’s counsel called India’s demand for acquittal, release and return as “outlandish”.

11:04:18 on 20 Feb

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Industrialist Anil Ambani has been held guilty of contempt of the Supreme Court, which said today that he will go to jail for three months if he doesn't pay Rs. 450 crore to Ericsson within four weeks. The top court tore into the Reliance Group chairman for a "cavalier attitude" and asked him to pay Rs. 1 crore to the Supreme Court registry.

10:56:48 on 20 Feb

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British luxury fashion house, Burberry, has apologised for showcasing a hoodie that featured a noose around the neck during its show at the recently concluded London Fashion Week. The item featured in Burberry's Autumn/Winter (A/W) collection, named "Tempest", which debuted at its show on Sunday. The retailer said it has removed the item from its collection.

10:53:08 on 20 Feb

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US President Donald Trump Tuesday described as a “horrible situation” the Pulwama terrorist attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammed group, in which 40 Indian paramilitary personnel were killed, and said he was getting reports on it and would issue a statement. In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, the US has also been in contact with Pakistan.

10:44:28 on 20 Feb

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A day after Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, part of IAF's Suryakiran team, died in a crash in Bengaluru, a flypast was conducted by Jaguar, Tejas and Sukhoi 30 aircraft in the 'missing man' formation in honour of the deceased pilot. The flypast in this formation has one aircraft position which is left vacant. The flypast was conducted at the Aero India 2019.

10:39:06 on 20 Feb

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China is keeping foreign travellers out of Tibet during sensitive political anniversaries. Travel agencies contacted on Wednesday said foreign tourists would not be allowed into the Himalayan region until April 1. It's not clear when the ban started, although some monitoring groups said it started this month. Tibet is almost entirely closed to foreign journalists.

10:33:33 on 20 Feb

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Renowned Hindi author and critic Namvar Singh died in New Delhi last night at the age of 92. Tributes poured in today for the celebrated author who was also the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award. "Humble tributes to Namvar Singh who took criticism of Hindi literature to new heights," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

10:23:46 on 20 Feb

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Powdered cheeks aquiver in outrage or bedewed with grief, eyes smouldering with righteous wrath or sparkling with unshed tears, leading TV anchors launched a post-Pulwama offensive against the “political class”. The sabre-rattling in TV studios reverberated through living rooms across urban India. Word-bombs exploded and the shrapnel of resentment fell everywhere.

10:20:48 on 20 Feb

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will meet PM Narendra Modi today, with his business mission under threat of being overshadowed by soaring tensions between India and Pakistan. The latest showdown between the nuclear-armed neighbours, which is causing mounting international concern, is expected to figure prominently in Prince Mohammed's talks with Modi.

10:15:39 on 20 Feb

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Samsung will unveil its most talked about smartphones of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S10 series on February 20 at the Galaxy Unpacked event. The series includes Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e. The smartphones will be made available for pre-order starting from February 21, 2019, at 12.30 am IST. Here's what we know so far.

10:08:32 on 20 Feb

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Bengali singer Pratik Choudhury passed away at a City hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday, family members said. Choudhury, 55, is survived by wife and a son. The popular singer, known for his albums on contemporary Bengali songs including Bhusandir Mathe, Ebar Pratik er Pallay and so on. Musicians and singers from Bengal condoled the bereaved family.

10:01:53 on 20 Feb

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Despite the tragic mid-air collision of two Surya Kiran aircraft, the 12th edition of Aero India will be inaugurated on Wednesday. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Union Minister Suresh Prabhu and CM H D Kumaraswamy will inaugurate Aero India 2019. With 51 participating countries, Aero India 2019 is touted to be the biggest yet of all air shows held in India.

09:59:02 on 20 Feb

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The death of a farmer under mysterious circumstances in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh has sparked a row with opposition parties alleging police torture as the reason and BJP dashing off a letter to the Centre seeking a probe. Guntur district SP Rajasekhar Babu, however, said the farmer Pittala Koteswara Rao committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Monday.

09:51:39 on 20 Feb

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A day after their rivals announced an alliance, the Congress is likely to formalise their partnership for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with MK Stalin's DMK today, sources said. The party may get nine out of 39 seats in the state, and the lone seat in Puducherry. Stalin's party is likely to contest 20 to 25 seats. The rest of the seats may go to other alliance partners.

09:46:01 on 20 Feb

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Telangana Congress working president and former legislator A Revanth Reddy appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the cash-for-vote case. The Congress leader, who was recently served a notice by the ED, appeared before it and was quizzed by the probe agency's officials for several hours. In 2015 Reddy was allegedly caught giving bribe.

09:38:37 on 20 Feb

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In a significant move, Diplomatic Advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron, Philippe Etienne, dialed National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and decided to move a resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for listing Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist”. Sources said France will be moving a proposal in a “couple of days”.

09:10:02 on 20 Feb

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The Supreme Court refused to allow miners to transport extracted coal lying at various sites in Meghalaya. A bench of Justices AK Sikri, Abdul Nazeer, and MR Shah refused to grant permission to the miners. The bench had earlier issued a notice to the Meghalaya govt, the Centre and others seeking their response on various issues connected with coal mining in the state.

08:57:02 on 20 Feb

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ICC’s outgoing chief executive officer, Dave Richardson has said that the governing body has no reasons to make any changes to the proposed World Cup schedule and that all matches will be played as planned. World Cup tournament director, Steve Elworthy, is convinced that the match will be the biggest attraction of the tournament.

08:49:00 on 20 Feb

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Tremors were felt in Delhi and nearby areas this morning for a few seconds after a 4.0-magnitude earthquake was reported in western Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district and another one in faraway Tajikistan An earthquake of 4.6 magnitudes struck Tajikistan at around 7:05 am, according to United States Geological Survey.

08:43:19 on 20 Feb

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The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has received a bulk production clearance from the Indian Army and the Defence Ministry for production of 114 'Dhanush' artillery guns, officials said on Tuesday. 'Dhanush' is the first long-range artillery gun to be produced in India and it is a major success story of the 'Make in India' initiative, the defense ministry said in a statement.

08:33:30 on 20 Feb

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The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the implementation of the National Rural Economic Transformation Project. This project under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) will be through loan assistance from the World Bank The technical assistance provided by NRETP will enhance the livelihoods.

08:20:45 on 20 Feb

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address her maiden public rally in Gujarat along with brother and party President Rahul Gandhi on February 28, signaling the intent to take on PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in their home state. The mega rally to be held at Trimandir Ground, Adalaj, will follow the meeting of the Congress Working Committee.

07:57:01 on 20 Feb

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While we gear up to enter the month of March, it's time to plan your summer vacay and we bet you're looking for some serene destinations. While some prefer to head to the mountains and trek a few peaks, the others prefer to lay by the water and soak under the sun. Closer home, one place that demands a special place in your travel bucket list is Kedarnath.

07:41:01 on 20 Feb

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The East Godavari district administration has proposed to relocate as many as 77 polling stations to new buildings, as the existing buildings were either in a dilapidated condition or not meeting the requirements. District Collector Kartikeya Misra said that the new buildings would be located close to the existing polling stations.

07:27:02 on 20 Feb

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The Madras High Court condemned the practice of allowing an encroacher to file an appeal to maintain an illegal construction under Section 113-C of the TN Town and Country Planning Act. A division bench of Justices M. Venugopal and S. Vaidyanathan made the observation while disposing of a contempt application and a writ petition.

07:10:03 on 20 Feb

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The Supreme Court lashed out at the Assam government for its failure to identify and deport illegal foreigners from the state and detaining them in facilities that are "sub-human" and "pathetic". Directing the state government to hold deliberations with Foreign and Home ministries, the top court said that the detention of illegal foreigners should be the last option.

06:57:01 on 20 Feb

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In the wake of the terrorist attack in Pulwama, All Indian Cine Workers Association has requested Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and PM Narendra Modi to cancel visas of Pakistani artists working in India and deport them to Pakistan. President Suresh Shyamlal Gupta said that it was about time that India stopped Pakistanis from performing in India.

06:40:01 on 20 Feb

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Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur C. Raju said the government may consider withdrawing cases filed against protesters in connection with the anti-Sterlite agitation last year. "Even after the govt tried to dissuade people from protesting against the plant the unfortunate incident took place. However, compensation up to ₹20 lakh was given to the victims," he said.

06:27:01 on 20 Feb

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Thales of France announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind global Engineering Competence Centre (ECC) in Bengaluru, with a potential to employ 3000-5000 people over the next three-five years, to coincide with Aero India 2019. This engineering center aims to accelerate innovation and digital transformation to serve the needs of both domestic and global objectives.

06:10:01 on 20 Feb

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on India and Pakistan to take "immediate steps" to de-escalate tensions between the two nations following the Pulwama attack, reiterating that his good offices are available if both sides ask. The already sour relations between India and Pakistan have worsened over the past week as Delhi blamed Islamabad for the Pulwama attack.

05:57:02 on 20 Feb

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If you have prediabetes or diabetes, the right diabetic meal plan is key to managing blood sugar levels. Sometimes, it can be tricky to choose the right foods and drinks as part of your diabetic. Here is a list which will make your choice easier. Delicious and surprising diabetes friendly food options are as close as your kitchen.

05:27:01 on 20 Feb

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400,000 women in the UK have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and daily intake of half-litre of cranberry juice can help ease the pain, as reported by the Daily Mail. After a regular intake of cranberry juice for three months, they reported having less swollen and tender joints. The study was led by the University of Londrina in Brazil.

04:57:01 on 20 Feb

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We have been conditioned to believe love is only heterosexual. This widespread albeit limited belief led many to remain closeted all their lives because they or their idea of love would never be accepted by anyone around them. Blued App, which helps same-sex couples find their significant others, comes with no location limitation.

04:26:02 on 20 Feb

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Whether it is a red carpet event, a dinner date with partner Virat Kohli, or the style she opts for when travelling, Anushka Sharma seems to have mastered how to pull off the casual chic style like a pro. So when she recently stepped out for a dubbing session in Mumbai, the Pari actor was dressed down in a jeans and shirt – yet managed to turn heads.

03:56:01 on 20 Feb

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Oxford researchers claim to have carried out the world's first gene therapy operation to halt age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of untreatable blindness in the developed world. Dry AMD is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula. It affects the central part of a patient's vision with gaps or ''smudges'.

03:26:01 on 20 Feb

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