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Several parts of Kerala have been hit by soaring mercury with 36 cases of sunburns being reported, official sources said Tuesday. Kollam and Alappuzha districts accounted for the maximum sunburn cases of six each of the 36 reported till Monday, the Health Department said. Among other districts, Pathanamthitta saw five people seeking treatment for sunburn cases.

01:47:34 on 26 Mar

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Rahul Gandhi today said the proposed income scheme of the Congress was the party’s “surgical strike” on poverty, even as he attacked PM Modi for lobbying for industrialists. Gandhi said, “The PM says ‘Main Chowkidar Hoon'. He didn't say whose chowkidaar he is. Have you seen a chowkidaar at a farmer's home? Have you seen a chowkidaar at the home of unemployed youth?”

01:41:29 on 26 Mar

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"Takht" will be his first period drama in over three-decade-long career, and actor Anil Kapoor is excited about the film. As per media reports, Kapoor will play the role of Shahjehan in Karan Johar's directorial venture."For the first time, I am playing a historical character. It is a combination of many things for an actor," Kapoor told PTI,

01:40:01 on 26 Mar

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While digitisation has delivered great benefits to the country, the threat of automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) displacing jobs is real, Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said on Monday. She sites various estimates, which suggest as many of 70 percent of jobs will be irrelevant because of AI.

01:34:00 on 26 Mar

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Veteran actor and former MP Jaya Prada has been formally inducted to the BJP and will be contesting from Rampur in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. In 2004 general elections, the former Samajwadi Party leader had contested from the same constituency and registered a thumping victory with a margin of more than 85000 votes.

01:25:52 on 26 Mar

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The Congress on Tuesday sought to clear “confusion” over the minimum income guarantee scheme that party president Rahul Gandhi has promised to implement if voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the minimum income guarantee scheme will directly benefit 20 per cent beneficiary families.

01:21:50 on 26 Mar

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The Madras HC has upheld the disqualification of All India NR Congress MLA Ashok Anand by the Puducherry Assembly Speaker following his conviction in a disproportionate assets case. A division bench comprising Justice R Subbiah and Justice Krishnan Ramaswamy dismissed a petition by Anand challenging his disqualification through an order by the Speaker on November 8 last.

01:19:46 on 26 Mar

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas love jet-setting around the globe. The duo has now flown over to Miami with their closest family members and friends for some time off. Over the past 24 hours, snapshots of Chopra kicking off her summer with the Jonas crew have taken over Instagram feeds everywhere, and may just give you some vacay FOMO.

01:17:18 on 26 Mar

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Tejasvi Surya, a young lawyer and a rising star in the BJP, has been named the party's candidate for the prestigious Bangalore South seat in Karnataka after much discussion and drama. Tejasvi Surya's reaction on Twitter was exuberant. Bangalore South was previously held by Union Minister Ananth Kumar, who died last year.

01:12:33 on 26 Mar

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Bharat Dharma Jana Sena, on Tuesday announced their candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. Party chairman Thushar Vellappally announced the names of candidates for three constituencies. T V Babu will contest from Alathur, Biju Krishnan from Idukki and Thazhava Sahadevan from Mavelikkara. The names of candidates for the much awaited Thrissur and Wayanad were not announced.

01:05:23 on 26 Mar

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Superstar Mohanlal and Kummanam Rajasekharan, NDA candidate in Thiruvananthapuram, met in the capital city on Monday. Kummanam honoured Mohanlal amid his hectic political campaigning. Kummanam congratulated Mohanlal for receiving Padma Bhushan award. Leaders including BJP district president S Suresh were present.

01:04:01 on 26 Mar

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Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged the public to provide water to all living beings including birds and animals in the scorching summer season. In a Facebook post, the Chief Minister asked the public to keep water in a pot or coconut shell for the birds and animals. “A small step of us will save a life,” recommended Pinarayi Vijayan.

01:01:01 on 26 Mar

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What's in my bag with Sara Ali Khan

India's current 'it' girl Sara Ali Khan recently shared everything that's in her bag. Her bag was just like Pandora's box. She answered some really fun questions and revealed to us, the three people that she would love to carry in her bag, with whom would she like to swap her bag, three things that she absolutely cannot do without in her bag and more.

12:57:52 on 26 Mar

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ED has arrested Sushen Mohan Gupta in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case. The arrest has been made on the purported disclosures of Rajiv Saxena, another accused who was recently brought from the UAE. As alleged, Mr. Gupta had also played the role of a middleman in the case and is suspected to be involved in other defence related deals.

12:55:29 on 26 Mar

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As many as 12,000 cases have been filed since the implementation of the insolvency law and setting of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), a senior government official said Monday. Asserting that IBC should be the last resort, Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas said the NCLT has been very expeditious in disposing of cases related to insolvency.

12:53:07 on 26 Mar

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Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan talks about his new book 'The Third Pillar' in an interview with Nidhi Razdan of NDTV, says that it is about how the system works, and how it is not working, even in the west. On nationalistic movements, he said, "They create friction within the country and it also creates friction between countries."

12:46:31 on 26 Mar

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The Parliamentary elections and the by-elections for the 18 constituencies in Tamil Nadu are scheduled on April 18, as a single phase. The nomination process for the same begun on March 19. Reports said, more than 600 nominations have been filed so far and the nomination process for the same will end by March 26.

12:35:39 on 26 Mar

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A large family here in Kerala is prized by political parties for its number of
voters. The ancestral house of the family here at Kuttichira hosts many voters, though several other members of the family are staying in different parts of the constituency. As per the last count, the Maliekkal family has 4,500 members out of which 3,000 have voting rights.

12:33:35 on 26 Mar

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BDJS president Thushar Vellappally is likely to contest in Wayanad if Rahul Gandhi decides to contest from there. BDJS has also decided to field Thushar in Wayanad and there is no need to return their seat to BJP. It is also learnt that this has been intimated to the BJP leadership. BDJS state committee meeting which was planned in Thrissur has been postponed.

12:31:23 on 26 Mar

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Parenting is a rollercoaster ride. Exhilaration, fun, happiness — parenting encapsulates almost every emotion we are capable of experiencing. Raising a happy child, a compassionate child who cares, helps in maximising these positive emotions. A compassionate and sensitive child is one who will empathise with people & respect individuality. A child who celebrates diversity.

12:23:17 on 26 Mar

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AIMIM party on Tuesday decided to contest Aurangabad Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra in alliance with Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi led by Prakash Ambedkar. Party president Asaduddin Owaisi has picked Imtiaz Jaleel, a member of Maharashtra Assembly, as the party candidate. Mr Owaisi took the decision after consultation with the party from Maharashtra.

12:20:23 on 26 Mar

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“BJP will not even get 200 seats in LS polls,” senior Cong leader Digvijaya Singh told ahead of Lok Sabha elections. Singh spoke about various issues including the Congress’ alliance with SP-BSP in UP and AAP in Delhi, and the Balakot airstrikes. He also spoke about his candidature from Bhopal, a seat which has been a Bharatiya Janata Party stronghold for over two decades.

12:14:30 on 26 Mar

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EC Issues Notice to PM Modi Biopic Makers

The Delhi CEO said it was awaiting a reply from makers of a biopic on PM Modi, scheduled to be released on April 5, after it felt that the film violated the model code of conduct. Delhi CEO said that the broad position is that any political advertisement circulated on electronic media or social media has to be pre-certified by Media Certification and Monitoring Committee.

12:09:22 on 26 Mar

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Kozhikode: IUML leading UDF poll campaign

The strong presence of the Indian Union Muslim League has become a factor to reckon with in the election campaigns of Congress candidates in Kozhikode and Vadakara for the Lok Sabha polls. In most of the Parliamentary polls in recent times, more than the Congress party, it is the rank and file of the IUML that is energising the campaign of the United Democratic Front.

12:04:27 on 26 Mar

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Researchers have linked participation in team sports to less depression in boys aged 9 to 11. Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. This study is among the first to show that participation in team sports may have similar anti-depressant effects in children.

12:03:26 on 26 Mar

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Does the election season see a spurt in remittance or deposits from the non-resident Keralites into the state? The answer would be “yes”, though there is no specific mechanism to track such fund flows, say experts. Usually, there will be a spike in NRK remittances during festival seasons such as Onam, Vishu, Eid or Christmas, and these can be easily monitored, they said.

11:58:01 on 26 Mar

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The guessing game on Congress president Rahul Gandhi's candidature in Wayanad continues. He has kept silent on it during the press conference held in Delhi on Monday to announce the minimum income scheme for the poor as part of the party's upcoming manifesto. The Congress leaders are worried as to how to end the stalemate over Wayanad.

11:54:33 on 26 Mar

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Sara Ali Khan - What I Eat in a Day

Sara Ali Khan who recently marked her Bollywood debut with Kedarnath is already gearing up for her next release Simmba. Sara who is currently one of the most talked about celebs is also known for her fit and fab body. She recently shared her tips and secrets to stay fit. Her journey from flab to fab is what many people want to know.

11:33:05 on 26 Mar

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BJP candidate for Coimbatore constituency Radhakrishnan said if voted to power he would towards improving infrastructure, which he identified as a pressing issue affecting day-to-day lives of people. Addressing reporters, he said he would strive to extend the proposed flyover from Chinniampalayam to Neelambur, construct flyovers on Mettupalayam Road and widen other NHs.

11:30:49 on 26 Mar

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The Congress sprung a surprise when it named its spokesperson Rajmohan Unnithan as the UDF’s candidate in the Kasargod Lok Sabha constituency. He came in edging out local hopeful B Subbayya Rai whose USP was his access to the linguistic minorities - a traditional vote bank of the BJP.

11:22:45 on 26 Mar

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Alia Bhatt’s fashion evolution over the last few years has helped her top the fashion chart quite a number of times now. The Kalank actor has been seen in a number of black outfits lately, be it on the red carpet, or for her movie promotions. Both her ethnic and western outfits are always on point which is easily proven by her Instagram.

11:20:06 on 26 Mar

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Transgender Tamanna Simhadri filed nomination on Monday for the Mangalagiri Assembly seat, from where minister for IT N. Lokesh is also contesting. With Monday being the last day for filing nominations, many candidates thronged the office of the election officer. Tamanna said she was the first transgender in the state to contest the elections.

11:17:47 on 26 Mar

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The flying squad in-charge of Andipatti constituency, Nagarathinam had filed a complaint against the AMMK's cadres, in Andipatti police station.It was reported that the complaint was raised since the party workers were travelling in more than the allowed number of vehicles during their election campaign in Andipatti.

11:15:07 on 26 Mar

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After dominating this weekend’s box office, Jordan Peele’s “Us” left audiences with a lot to process and discuss. Starring Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, who meets and battles her and her family’s doppelgängers while on a beach vacation, the horror movie contains a trove of pop culture references that shape the twisted tale.

11:10:12 on 26 Mar

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Deepa Nishanth, writer launched an attack towards Anil Akkara for his words requesting votes for Remya Haridas. There is nothing wrong in describing her hardship but when seeking votes announcing that aim in life is to become Malikappurathamma, the writer reminds us that this is a democratic exercise in choosing people who should always be alert in protecting people.

11:06:22 on 26 Mar

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Researchers are set to launch trials of technologies that could improve vehicle identification and combat number plate thefts and misuse. One technology being trialled is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sticker on a vehicle’s front windscreen which will act as a third number plate, according to researchers from La Trobe University in Australia.

11:02:58 on 26 Mar

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When election campaign heat is up in Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor, the sitting MP and Cong candidate for Lok Sabha polls, is having a busy time canvassing votes from the public. Tharoor tweeted some pictures of his poll campaign on Monday. In one of the picture the UPA candidate was seen interacting with a bride and groom who were having lunch at their wedding venue.

11:00:26 on 26 Mar

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Adventure heading to new heights

Over the last couple of years, more and more travelers are picking out adventure tourism, a trend that has completely changed the face of traditional travel norms in India and abroad, and one that is only expected to grow further. Adventure is not just restricted to trying extreme sports, it also involves exploring their inner power and healing with nature.

10:57:26 on 26 Mar

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Keralites should be extra cautious until Thursday as rising temperatures could cause sunstroke. Ernakulam (8), Kollam (4), Kottayam (2), Palakkad (2), Kozhikode (2), Malappuram (1) and Thrissur (1) saw several cases of sunburn on Monday. Preparations have been made at hospitals to treat sunstroke, Health Ministry has announced.

10:52:46 on 26 Mar

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The Chinese handset maker Oppo announced that its first 5G smartphone has successfully passed 5G CE tests conducted by Sporton International - a global inspection services authority. Originally showcased at MWC in Barcelona, the 5G phone is also the first multi-frequency, multi-mode, and multi-EN-DC combination 5G smartphone to be approved by the CTC.

10:50:18 on 26 Mar

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BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi will not be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The development comes just days after the name of LK Advani, another old warhorse of the saffron party, was missing from the candidate list. In a statement to CNN-News18, Joshi said he was asked by party general secretary Ramlal to not contest the elections.

10:42:46 on 26 Mar

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PM Modi will begin a new phase of campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Western Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. The highlight of the day will be a massive rally at Meerut, aimed at garnering public support for the BJP in eight seats across western Uttar Pradesh that will go to the polls in the first phase of the elections on April 11.

10:36:51 on 26 Mar

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Domestic equities staged a comeback Tuesday with the BSE Sensex recovering over 77 points, while the NSE Nifty inched closer to 11,400 points driven by smart gains in oil & gas, banking and metal stocks amid positive Asian cues. The 30-share Sensex was trading higher by 77.38 points, or 0.20 per cent, at 37,886.29 in early trade.

10:36:00 on 26 Mar

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People with borderline personality disorder struggle to process and regulate emotions, meaning they may fluctuate from feeling happy and elated one minute, to sad or aggressive the next – and it’s completely out of their control. Compared to mental health issues like depression and anxiety, awareness of borderline personality disorder is low & as a result, stigma is rife.

10:31:04 on 26 Mar

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The AICC has not taken a final decision yet on party president Rahul Gandhi contesting the elections from the Wayanad constituency. AICC spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters in New Delhi Pradesh Congress Committees(PCC) in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala had invited Rahul to contest the poll from their respective territories.

10:29:26 on 26 Mar

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The government on Monday notified New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules, 2019, which will not only fast-track access to new drugs by reducing the time of granting approvals for clinical trials but will also ensure that death, permanent disability or injury to any patient is adequately compensated.

09:57:02 on 26 Mar

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's father Nand Kumar Baghel on Monday expressed his willingness to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Calling the prime minister a "dictator", Nand Kumar Baghel said, "He has made false promises to the country. Congress should field me against him."

09:42:01 on 26 Mar

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With Tuesday being the last day to file nominations for the Lok Sabha elections, political bigwigs cutting across party lines made a beeline to file nominations. It was a day of political rallies as popular faces like JD(S) state president and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda filed their nominations to contest the Lok Sabha polls.

09:25:01 on 26 Mar

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The BJP, past midnight on Monday, declared Tejasvi Surya as the party’s candidate from Bengaluru South, a seat that had been held by late union minister Ananth Kumar till his death last year. This also means that Kumar’s widow, Tejaswi Ananth Kumar has been denied the ticket although her name was recommended by state unit chief B.S. Yeddyurappa publicly.

09:12:01 on 26 Mar

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Chennai: New clip on Kodanad case surfaces

A video has been doing its rounds on social media asking K.V. Sayan (37) and Valayar Manoj (42), both hailing from Thrissur and accused of dacoity and murder at former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's Kodanad Estate, to implicate CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami, in the case. In the video footage which went viral on media, Sayan and Manoj alleged involvement of CM in the crime.

09:03:31 on 26 Mar

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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice-Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar alleged on Monday that the university students forcibly entered his home and confined his wife inside for several hours. Seven students have been on a hunger strike since last week in protest against the online system of entrance exam that will be implemented from this academic session.

08:54:14 on 26 Mar

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Tennis elbow, painful chronic condition that affect job performance and quality of life, can be effectively treated without surgery, scientists say. The condition, also known as lateral epicondylitis, stems from repetitive stress injuries that occur in activities such as sports, typing and knitting, and the injury is common in carpenters, cooks and assembly line workers.

08:25:02 on 26 Mar

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In a stinging complaint to the Election Commission, independent candidate Mrs Sumalatha Ambareesh on Monday feared a threat to her life, and accused the state government of eves dropping on conversations over her phones as well as posting policemen in plain clothes outside her residence to report on visitors to her residence.

08:12:01 on 26 Mar

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Women suffer ‘time poverty’

On an average, women in India currently spend up to 352 minutes per day on domestic work, 5.77 times more than men, and at least 40 per cent more than women in South Africa and China, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data. Experts also said that women who are undergoing double burden are going through ‘time poverty.’

07:57:01 on 26 Mar

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Three junior British ministers quit Monday over Brexit, defying Prime Minister Theresa May to support a plan to give MPs a bigger say over leaving the EU. Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt and health minister Steve Brine resigned, a government source told AFP, while business minister Richard Harrington announced his decision to leave government on Twitter.

07:40:01 on 26 Mar

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The CPI Monday wrote to Chief Election Commissioner urging it to improve the printing quality of its election symbol 'corn and sickle', claiming that the poll panel was using "a hand drawn image" since 1952. In the letter, the party's general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said the CPI was the only party to have contested all elections since independence with the same symbol.

07:27:01 on 26 Mar

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Kottayam is one of the few remaining bastions of the opposition United
Democratic Front. The Lok Sabha constituency comprises Congress leader Oommen Chandy's home turf of Puthuppally as well as Kerala Congress chief K M Mani's pocket borough, Pala. The Congress-led front had lost the parliamentary constituency only six times.

07:10:02 on 26 Mar

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UP minister Mohsin Raza on Monday made a controversial remark against Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, describing her as a ‘Siberian crane’. Raza’s comment comes hours after another UP BJP lawmaker passed a sexist comment against Priyanka’s mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, comparing her to folk dancer Sapna Chaudhary.

06:57:01 on 26 Mar

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In an indicator of rural distress, the last year of the NDA government shows a marked increase in the demand for jobs under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Official data show that in 2018-19, the demand for work increased by almost 10 per cent compared to the previous year.

06:40:01 on 26 Mar

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Nearly 700 nominations have been filed for the April 11 Lok Sabha elections in Telangana with Nizambad constituency alone accounting for around one-third of them as the process for filing of papers came to a close Monday. Ruling TRS nominee and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha is among the contestants in the Nizamabad constituency.

06:12:01 on 26 Mar

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Former state minister and AIADMK’s organising secretary, C. Ponnaiyan said on Monday that the recent ‘Pollachi sex scam’ in which scores of young girls were sexually exploited for threats and extortion, was not a setback for the ruling party in run-up to the April 18 Lok Sabha and Assembly bye-polls.

06:00:47 on 26 Mar

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Before you witness Amol Parashar going on another mad road trip in Tripling 2, check out the episodes of World of MG: An Indian Abroad, a travel show hosted by the actor. Streaming on Tripoto, the seven-season show will have Amol going to seven different countries across the globe to enjoy various cultures, cuisines and experiences.

05:27:01 on 26 Mar

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Following their last couple of successful decades that distinctly consisted of selling over thousands of beauty brand's products, Amazon now finally launches its own first skincare line, Belei, derived from words "beauty" and "believe." Amazon will now be selling their own beauty products packed with all the must-have products that all the beauty savvy buyers require.

04:57:01 on 26 Mar

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The 14th edition of ‘Fevicol Caring with Style’ was a star studded event where women achievers from all walks of life walked the ramp for designer duo, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. The fashion show was a contributory effort to help cancer patients (children with Leukaemia) to help them lead a healthy life.

04:25:01 on 26 Mar

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In 2012, a heinous crime enraged a whole country. Netflix’s Delhi Crime is based on the case files of the Delhi Police. Watch how CCTV footage works as a source of evidence. Delhi Crime stars Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Rajesh Tailang and is created by Richie Mehta. (Hindustan Times).

03:56:01 on 26 Mar

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Spicy twist to your regular ice-cream

Unlike the regular ice-creams, spiced rice ice cream is prepared with assorted ground spices that are tossed with dry brownie crumble. What adds to the USP of this ice cream is that the cone is prepared with peppery papadam and scooped and rolled over the mixer of brownies crumble and spices.

03:25:01 on 26 Mar

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You may not hold a managerial or executive title yet, but take heart: You can become a leader at any point in your career. The trick is focusing your energy on developing the traits most appreciated and needed in top-level supervisors and C-suite stars. Before you can own a leadership role, you’ll need to exhibit some of the qualities.

02:55:02 on 26 Mar

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People with borderline personality disorder struggle to process and regulate emotions, meaning they may fluctuate from feeling happy and elated one minute, to sad or aggressive the next – and it’s completely out of their control. Compared to mental health issues like depression and anxiety, awareness of BPD is low and, as a result, stigma is rife.

02:25:01 on 26 Mar

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Whenever the normal working of our body system gets disturbed, we feel sick. It can happen when a bacterium, virus, etc, enters our body or because of unhealthy living practices like lack of exercise or intake of excessive sugar/salt. Common cold describes a whole range of more than 200 viruses that target the linings on the inside of your nose, your throat and sinuses.

01:56:01 on 26 Mar

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Everyone knows Vitamin D and calcium are critical for bone mass, particularly after the age of 40. But there are some lesser-known minerals - and lesser-known facts - crucial for good bone health. According to a report, these minerals include silicon, magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese and boron. All of these minerals are better for bone health and joint strength.

01:26:01 on 26 Mar

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A new study has revealed that in some cases, recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner. The study presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La., says that the repeat miscarriage may be caused by sperm DNA damage rather than by a problem in affected women.

12:55:01 on 26 Mar

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The survival of the threatened bumphead parrotfish in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands hinges on the persistence of coral reefs and presence of marine protected areas. Implementing fishing regulations could help its population bounce back, say researchers. Study finds low densities of the fish in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

12:26:01 on 26 Mar

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Late meal timing associated with obesity

Those who eat later in the day should start having meals on time as the habit could contribute to weight gain, according to a new study. The study was presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. Previous studies have suggested that later timing of eating and sleeping are related to obesity, said lead author Adnin Zaman.

11:57:01 on 25 Mar

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SIM cards have become so common that we rarely think about smartphones or other devices without SIM cards. The size and form of SIM cards have changed, but they are required in most of our devices that are required for communication. We are talking about SIM cards because there is a company which is bringing a smartphone that does not require a SIM card.

11:27:02 on 25 Mar

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India is considering to seek extension of the deadline set by the US for withdrawal of export benefits to domestic exporters under GSP programme. Earlier this month, the US has decided to go ahead with its decision to scrap the preferential trade benefit under GSP after 60 days, which is expected to impact India's exports to the US worth USD 5.6 bn under this scheme.

10:57:01 on 25 Mar

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ED stated in a Delhi court that investigations had established that Rs 300 crore were received as kickbacks from Swiss aerospace firm Pilatus, allegedly linked to Sanjay Bhandari, a close associate of Robert Vadra. The ED stated this while opposing anticipatory bail plea of Vadra and his aide Manoj Arora in a case related to Vadra's ownership of overseas assets.

10:40:02 on 25 Mar

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With the clock ticking for Lok Sabha elections, YSRCP on Monday has come up with an innovative campaigning idea- an actual digital clock that displays "Bye Bye Babu" and ticks down with the actual time remaining for Chief Minister Chandrababu's government in Andhra Pradesh. The clock has been set up at the YSCRCP headquarters in Andhra Pradesh capital Amaravati.

10:27:02 on 25 Mar

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Chris Gayle became the fastest to score 4,000 runs in the IPL and joined the elite list of batsmen that includes Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner and MS Dhoni. The Windies star achieved the feat in his 112th innings and the fourth match of the IPL 2019 between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals.

10:10:02 on 25 Mar

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Talking to ThePrint's Rohini Swamy, former Union Minister Sadananda Gowda says credit should go to the army for Pulwama, but we should also see how the PM gave the military a free hand. He further adds that it has never happened earlier, "see how Pakistan has been isolated in the eyes of the world, for that one needs to give credit to Modi."

09:57:01 on 25 Mar

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Dosa lovers, this one's for you! If you are a south Indian food lover and dosa is your thing, then here's something that will surely interest you. To tantalise your taste buds with something new and exciting, Juggernaut in Kailash Colony has come with a quirky dosa variety that is not only appealing to the palate but to the eyes as well.

09:40:01 on 25 Mar

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After Narendra Modi’s massive victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP’s leaders began thinking of using the newly elected prime minister’s popularity to expand the party beyond its traditional North Indian boundaries. But despite its success in North East and East, it has not been able to make the large-scale entry into the electorally significant South.

09:25:01 on 25 Mar

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A 50-year-old man from Lithuania has pleaded guilty to scamming Google and Facebook into paying over $120 million for work that never took place. According to a report in The New York Times on Monday, Evaldas Rimasauskas was involved in running a company that controlled several accounts at banks in Latvia and Cyprus.

09:10:01 on 25 Mar

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi has announced a minimum income of Rs 6,000 a month or Rs 72,000 a year for 20 per cent of families belonging to the poorest category. According to the Central Statistics Office, there were 24.95 crore households in India in 2011. The bulk of the money would go to rural India, which accounted for a total of 16.87 crore households in 2011.

08:55:02 on 25 Mar

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Retired Justice of the Madras and Calcutta High Court C.S. Karnan, 63, on Monday filed his nomination papers to contest from Chennai Central Lok Sabha constituency. He filed his papers as a candidate of Anti Corruption Dynamic Party (ACDP) floated by him last year. Karnan was the first sitting judge to be convicted for contempt of court.

08:45:01 on 25 Mar

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Four weeks ahead of the first phase of polling, both national parties have declared most or half of their candidates. The BJP till Sunday afternoon announced 296 candidates (excluding one independent candidate that it supports), against 218 candidates announced by the Congress.

08:25:01 on 25 Mar

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal of abusing its powers by using the Kolkata Police to threaten Custom officials who tried to check her relative's luggage at the airport last week. It was also trying to provoke a confrontation with the Centre, it said.

08:12:02 on 25 Mar

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DMK President M.K.Stalin on Monday slammed the EC saying that it was behaving like another alliance partner of the ruling BJP at the Centre. Stalin said the poll panel in Tamil Nadu had not acted on the DMK memorandum to transfer all the district collectors as well as election and police officials who had been working at one place for more than three years.

07:57:22 on 25 Mar

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Following the stepping down of Jet Airways founder and chairman Naresh Goyal and his wife, Anita Goyal, from the board of the ailing airline, SpiceJet chief Ajay Singh said on Monday it was a “sad day” for Indian aviation. SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said there was an urgent need to address structural challenges in the aviation sector.

07:55:01 on 25 Mar

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The Pakistan government on Monday approved a proposal to establish a corridor that will allow Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Sharda Peeth, an ancient Hindu temple and cultural site in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, according to a media report. The Sharda Peeth corridor, when opened, will be the second religious tract after Kartarpur corridor that connects the countries.

07:54:38 on 25 Mar

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Just hours after Rahul Gandhi promised an income guarantee scheme , Finance Minister Arun Jaitley put out his counter to what the Congress has described as a “final assault on poverty”. The finance minister said the government had annually paid out Rs 5.34 lakh crore under various welfare schemes and subsidies for food, fertilizers, farmers and Ayushman Bharat.

07:41:27 on 25 Mar

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BJP Member of Parliament (MP) Hema Malini is quite clearly confident of winning again. The actress, who is contesting again from Mathura seat, in her recent interaction with CNN-News18 claimed that she has worked laboriously. However, on being asked about the work she had done, she said, "I can't recollect now. I don't remember much."

07:40:02 on 25 Mar

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Monday launched the second-leg of its "Share Joy, Not Rumours" education campaign to encourage the responsible use of its platform ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. In addition to the earlier TV, print and radio ads, the new campaign would educate people on the controls available in WhatsApp.

07:27:01 on 25 Mar

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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea challenging the Centre’s Ordinance which restored the roster-based reservation system for appointment of faculty members in higher educational institutions. The Bench told the counsels appearing for the petitioner to approach the High Court with the grievance.

07:10:02 on 25 Mar

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AKashmiri student was allegedly brutally thashed by a group of men near Hindustan Aeronautics Limited headquarters in southeast Bengaluru on March 20. All the accused have been arrested but granted bail within a day. The accused have been identified as 25-year-old Nithin, 21-year-old Manjesh, 26-year-old Gautham, and 20-year-old Santhosh.

06:53:41 on 25 Mar

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Three political parties -- BJP, the Congress and the AAP- have been booked for defacement of public property in various areas of the national capital, Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh said. Speaking about a group of people who were displaying a board written 'Chowkidaar' on it at IGI-airport, Singh said that he will look into the matter and will take action as per the law.

06:50:05 on 25 Mar

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Kidambi Srikanth said it was irritating to lose close quarterfinals in a title-less season and stressed on the need to get physically and mentally tougher to win medals at the World Championship and Olympic Games. Srikanth, who had clinched four titles in 2017, lost nine quarterfinals and two semifinals while reaching the finals only once at the Commonwealth Games.

06:39:59 on 25 Mar

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A Delhi court Monday extended Robert Vadra's interim protection from arrest till March 27 in a money laundering case. Special judge Arvind Kumar granted the interim relief to Mr Vadra. Senior advocate K T S Tulsi, appearing for Mr Vadra, denied all allegations against him and said that Vadra has not misused the liberty granted to him by the court.

06:37:46 on 25 Mar

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Popular actor and Tamil Nadu-based MNM founder Kamal Haasan, who met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Monday, will campaign for her Trinamool Congress in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The Trinamool has fielded eight-time Congress MP Manoranjan Bhakta's grandson Ayan Mondal as its candidate in the Andaman and Nicobar.

06:31:02 on 25 Mar

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Passengers on board a Viking Sky cruise ship had to be airlifted to safety after the ship lost power off the coast of Norway on Saturday and sent out a distress signal. According to Reuters, 479 of the 1,373 people on board were airlifted, and three of the four engines of the ship were restarted to bring it back to the port.

06:27:00 on 25 Mar

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Nayanthara on Monday broke her silence in the wake of misogynistic remarks made by Radha Ravi against her at the trailer launch of Kolaiyuthir Kaalam. In a statement, Nayanthara mentioned that she felt “compelled to issue a detailed statement so as to clarify my own position and also to champion the cause of women who bear the brunt of male insensitivities and sexism”.

06:20:11 on 25 Mar

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