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With the catchment areas of the Idukki dam, the largest arch dam in Asia, receiving low rainfall for the past one week, the water level in the dam has decreased to 2307.02 ft, 35 ft lower than the water level recorded during the same time last year. The catchment areas of the dam received 24.2 mm rainfall on Wednesday.

08:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Eight transgender people will guard the labour room of the Government Raja Mirasdar Hospital in Thanjavur. They received their appointment orders from Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar on Wednesday. Kumudha Lingaraj, dean of Thanjavur Medical College and Hospital, said the transgender persons were appointed to improve security for the labour room.

08:10:02 on 20 Jun

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Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs rejected a UN report that said there is credible evidence Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The report "contains clear contradictions and baseless allegations which challenge its credibility," tweeted Adel al-Jubeir.

07:57:01 on 20 Jun

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American phone manufacturer, Motorola is gearing up to launch the One Vision in India today. After debuting in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand, Motorola One Vision is finally arriving in the Indian market. The company had started teasing the phone a week ago. The new Vision phone is claimed to offer a cinematic experience with its ultra-wide display.

07:40:02 on 20 Jun

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The state government would provide 5 kg rice as special allotment to families of fishermen in coastal areas considering the rough sea and sea erosion in the coastal belt. The rice would be distributed based on the list submitted by the Fisheries Department. Its cost will be met from the budget allocation of the Civil Supplies Department.

07:27:02 on 20 Jun

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Encephalitis case reported in Coimbatore

In the backdrop of an increasing number of patients including children dying of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), also known as encephalitis in north India, the textile city reported its first casualty on Tuesday. A resident of Vinayagapuram, Saravanampatti here, 21-year-old Ramya, was reported ill for the last few days. She was admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College.

07:10:01 on 20 Jun

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Himalayan glaciers have been melting twice as fast since the start of this century, underscoring the threat the climate crisis poses to water supplies for hundreds of millions of people across Asia Scientists have long been trying to establish how quickly rising global temperatures caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas are eating away at the icebound landscapes.

06:57:01 on 20 Jun

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Apart from movie promotions, the one event we eagerly look forward to is the award season. All set to shell out some serious fashion goals, celebs arrive at the red-carpet putting their most fashionable foot forward. Glamorous and too hot to handle. B-Town stars arrived at the red-carpet earlier this evening for the Grazia Millennial Awards 2019.

06:40:02 on 20 Jun

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The acute water shortage and scorching heat are putting city children at the risk of several health and hygiene issues. With many private schools in Chennai grappling without water, students are being forced to use dirty toilets and carry extra water bottles for washing. Many schools have granted holidays for primary classes, some asking students to leave midday.

06:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Lack of scientific waste management in the state has prompted the NGT to enforce 'Environment Compliance' in Kerala citing that non-compliance of waste management rules are statutory offences under the Environment (Protection) Act. The NGT has given time till October 2019 to the Chief Secretary of the state to implement the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

06:10:02 on 20 Jun

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The DMK has said that it will hold protests across Tamil Nadu on June 22 to urge the government to tackle the water crisis in the state. The DMK hit out the government for its "negligence," and "administrative failure and urged the party to address the water shortage. The party headquarters asked its district secretaries to stage protests in all district headquarters.

05:57:01 on 20 Jun

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You can live without shampoo. Before you cling to your shampoo bottle and barricade yourself in the bathroom, there are products the no-poo movement allows you to use, and they're probably in your kitchen cupboard right now: baking soda and apple cider vinegar.

05:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Selena Gomez has deleted Instagram after slamming the social media platform for being "dangerous" and "unhealthy". The 26-year-old singer is one of the most followed accounts on Instagram, with over 152 million fans, but has now reportedly ditched the platform for her mental health.

04:57:01 on 20 Jun

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In India, many people celebrate the longest day of the year by doing yoga. Incidentally, June 21 is also observed as International Yoga Day. People get together and celebrate the day by having mass yoga sessions across the country. They also pray to the Sun for happiness, love and forgiveness.

04:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Royal Ascot is one of the world's most prestigious horse races and a highlight of the British summer social season. Each June, more than 300,000 visitors travel to the five-day event -- among them Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

03:56:01 on 20 Jun

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PUBG Mobile's recent updates have introduced some interesting aspects to keep players hooked to the game. The 4x4 Deathmatch mode is entirely new and brings a new scope of gameplay within PUBG Mobile. But to master any mode, be it Arcade or Classic, a player must practice a few things to ace every game.

03:26:01 on 20 Jun

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The biggest global study into attitudes on immunization suggests confidence is low in some regions. The Wellcome Trust analysis includes responses from more than 140,000 people in over 140 countries. The World Health Organization lists vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health.

02:55:01 on 20 Jun

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After serving travel goals through pictures of their LA trip earlier this year, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Anand Ahuja are now holidaying in Japan. Recent Instagram updates see the couple doing touristy things like visiting museums and heritage sites in Kyoto, while also indulging in the local cuisine.

02:25:02 on 20 Jun

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Some of the most popular diets today focus on healing people from the inside to make them healthier and get them in better shape, as opposed to drastic unhealthy weight loss. What if nutritionists gave you the go ahead to eat sushi and dark chocolate? Two experts reveal the foods you can include in your diet when you’re feeling stressed out.

01:55:02 on 20 Jun

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Whether you like to turn up the sound when you're pressing weights at the gym or enjoy the accompaniment of classical tunes when working, nothing should come in the way of your music and you. Especially not annoying cables. That's why wireless headphones were invented. With their full coverage muffs and cable-free makings, they're a match made for music lovers.

01:25:02 on 20 Jun

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Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatable?

A chronic autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition which affects roughly around 1 crore Indians. RA usually begins with affecting hands and feet, & then progresses to other joints and organs. Earlier, there were not many treatment options available. But, RA is now very much treatable and with timely treatment most of the patients can lead a normal life.

12:57:01 on 20 Jun

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Colour therapy for your overall well-being

Have you ever thought about how colours affect our health? How easily they can change our mood, make our muscles weak or how it affects our sleep when it is dark with no visible colour to the naked eye. Well, colour is a powerful communication tool which signals action, influence mood and physiological reactions.

12:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Chances are all of us eat food that has been processed at some point in time during the day or other. Study in France found that people who consumed more processed foods were more prone to develop heart diseases, while a similar study in Spain discovered that eating more processed foods are tied to a higher risk of death in general.

11:57:01 on 19 Jun

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Alcohol consumption is responsible for 5-11 per cent of the cases of breast cancer in women and only one in five women are aware of the fact. A Cancer Research from UK said that cutting down on alcohol consumption is beneficial for reducing the risk of breast cancer. The study, conducted by BMJ Open Journal, saw the participation of 200 women.

11:27:02 on 19 Jun

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India is almost always too late to join the technology party, missing out on early action when most of the fortunes are being cashed upon. The 5G spectrum is expected to add more than $550 billion to the world’s GDP. Can India break into the 5G party at an early stage when applications, or apps, are still on the drawing boards and premium pricing prevails?

10:57:02 on 19 Jun

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Actor Rekha, who has been part of several popular movies in Malayalam and Tamil, is going to play Tovino Thomas’s mother in the upcoming film Edakkad Battalion 06. Wielding the megaphone for this venture will be debut director Swapnesh K Nair. P Balachandran has penned the script for this film and he will be seen playing Tovino’s father in it.

10:42:01 on 19 Jun

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Can the BJP Breach the South?

The BJP failed to breach South India and it still remains unconquered, but the question is why did South vote differently? And how long can it prolong this? TN & Kerala voted against BJP along more visible ideological and political reasons. Though the BJP has not been able to make significant gains in the South, it remains to be seen how much longer that remains the case.

10:27:01 on 19 Jun

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Personal care products like shampoo, lotion, nail polish and cologne may send one child to the hospital every two hours due to poisoning and chemical burns, according to a US study. Researchers found that 64,686 children younger than five years of age were treated in US emergency departments for injuries related to personal care products from 2002 through 2016.

10:12:01 on 19 Jun

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The grounding of India’s oldest private airline, earlier this year, has crushed many a holiday plan during peak vacation season. Over 40% of the respondents in a recent survey said they held back bookings due to high air-ticket prices. The survey studied the booking pattern of around 3.2 million Indian users between April-June this year and compared it with a year ago.

09:57:01 on 19 Jun

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Ed Sheeran shares tracklist from new album

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran on Wednesday shared the tracklist of his upcoming fourth album, No. 6 Collaborations Project. Two songs from the album, “I Don’t Care”, featuring Justin Bieber, and “Cross Me”, with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, were released as singles recently. The concept of the album is that every song is a collaboration.

09:42:01 on 19 Jun

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Rahul Gandhi carries tags of part-time and reluctant politician. This image was strengthened further with Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury being elected as the Congress party leader in the Lok Sabha. The Congress’s decision is being seen as another instance of Rahul Gandhi shying away from taking responsibility.

09:27:01 on 19 Jun

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With regard to her Bollywood career, Sonakshi Sinha has had more misses than hits. Yet, the actress continues to get big-banner films. Now rumours have been doing rounds that there is a good chance that the actress will work on a sports biopic. According to a report, Sonakshi will be essaying the lead role in a film based on Paralympic silver medalist Deepa Malik.

09:12:01 on 19 Jun

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India may have successfully curbed its high fertility rate, but it still has a long way to go in overcoming population crisis. The number of children born per woman in the country still lies in the range of 2.1-4, according to a UN report. This puts India in the intermediate-fertility group of countries in which around 40% of the world population lives, the report said.

09:04:55 on 19 Jun

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The Baahubali star Prabhas’ next outing at the theatres will be Saaho. The film is in the final stages of production and will hit the marquee on August 15. While Saaho is still under production, Prabhas began to concentrate on another project that is being helmed by Radhakrishna Kumar. Nearly half of the shooting of this film has been wrapped up.

08:42:02 on 19 Jun

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Over a 100 children have died in Bihar due to AES – or acute encephalitis syndrome – a deceptively straightforward umbrella term for infections that cause swellings on the brain. Its symptoms typically include headache, vomiting, confusion and seizures, and complications include memory loss, coma and even death. Not all forms of AES can be treated equally well.

08:27:02 on 19 Jun

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Using a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9, researchers have identified the cause and potential treatment for a rare, fatal disease that turns babies' lips and skin blue. Mostly untreatable, Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia with Misalignment of Pulmonary Veins (ACDMPV) usually strikes infants within a month of birth, according researchers.

08:12:02 on 19 Jun

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Governance has emerged as an important component to improve public education in India. Critical to improving governance is the manner in which education data is collected and used. Without reliable & authentic data, planning and policy-making are adversely affected. The new draft education policy has called for ‘a major effort’ in data collection, analysis & organisation.

07:57:01 on 19 Jun

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'It takes a village', goes an age-old African saying, to bring about meaningful change in society. In Tamil Nadu's Tirupur district, this quote was taken quite literally in 2013, when an entire community – from industrialists to daily wage workers – joined hands to transform the Andipalayam lake from a picture of complete scarcity to a water body brimming with life.

07:45:40 on 19 Jun

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Rainfall in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Monday has brought some relief from the scorching heat as the temperature dropped significantly in the region. The Met department is expecting rain and thunderstorm to continue in the capital and the NCR in the next 48 hours. Residents of Delhi have been witnessing pleasant weather for the past four days.

07:41:12 on 19 Jun

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Sonakshi Sinha is ready with her new film Khandaani Shafakhana, which is a quirky comedy film. Actress took to social media to release the first poster of the film. Khandaani Shafakhana marks the debut of rapper Badshah in Bollywood. Releasing the poster, Sonakshi wrote, "Main jitna bolungi logo ko utni hi sharam aani hai #KhandaaniShafakhana trailer out in 2 days! (sic)"

07:37:10 on 19 Jun

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Nine school students suffered injuries when a truck hit an autorickshaw in which they were going to their school at Usilampatti in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday morning. The accident happened at Rangasamipatti on the Usilampatti-Peraiyur Road. After being hit by the truck, the autorickshaw overturned.

07:31:06 on 19 Jun

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Film actor & Gurdaspur MP Sunny Deol has been asked to explain his poll expenditure during the recent Lok Sabha elections after it was found to have crossed the statutory limit of Rs70 lakh, an official said Wednesday. The notice to Mr. Deol to “reconcile” his poll expenditure account was issued by Gurdaspur District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujjwal.

07:19:26 on 19 Jun

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The Cong-led government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday announced to provide Rs. 5,000 in minimum compensation to small and marginal farmers in the event of crop loss due to natural calamities. Revenue and Transport Minister Govind Singh Rajput also said that the government has taken several administrative steps including filling up vacant posts of Patwaris for speedy work.

07:13:26 on 19 Jun

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Chennai is a very interesting city. It's a metropolitan city and it's also becoming recently cosmopolitan. I've also lived in cities like Delhi, Bengaluru and also Hyderabad, so for me, there is a narrative that has been going on so far from other cities especially like Delhi and Mumbai who say that Chennai is a conservative city and it's not very progressive.

07:00:49 on 19 Jun

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Hotels in Chennai are rationing water for guests amid searing heat while companies limit showers as the city of 4.6 million faces its worst shortage in years. All four reservoirs that supply Chennai, known as the Detroit of south Asia for its flourishing automobile industry, have run dry this summer, largely because of poor monsoon rains last year.

06:56:48 on 19 Jun

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After Sarkar's massive success, all eyes are now on Vijay's upcoming film, tentatively titled Thalapathy 63. This film marks the third collaboration of director Atlee and Vijay after two blockbuster hits, Theri and Mersal. Producer Archana Kalpathi took to Twitter to reveal that the title and first-look of Thalapathy 63 will be announced on June 21, ahead of his birthday.

06:37:21 on 19 Jun

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Removing Radhika and Prannoy Roy as directors of New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) or barring them from holding key managerial positions would not serve the interests of either shareholders or investors, the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) at Mumbai has said as it stayed an order by SEBI issued on Friday.

06:28:38 on 19 Jun

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MP A Ganeshamurthi on Tuesday said high-voltage power transmission lines were emitting high electromagnetic waves, which could affect humans. The MP said he had conducted a field study at Moonampalli village near Perundurai while he was on his way to Delhi to attend the parliament session.

06:18:32 on 19 Jun

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South Africa is under pressure to beat New Zealand as the teams continue their combined 88-year quest for a Cricket World Cup title when they meet at Edgbaston on Wednesday. The South Africans must win to keep alive any realistic hope of a semifinal spot, following defeats to England, Bangladesh and India.

06:12:18 on 19 Jun

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Bharti Singh and Harsh Limbachiyaa are one hell of a couple and there is no doubt about it. The two currently seen in the show Khatra Khatra Khatra, recently took the How Well Do They Know Each Other Khatra challenge. For every wrong guess, the couple had to take up a dare and complete it whilst speaking to us! Don't miss it out for anything.

05:49:35 on 19 Jun

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PM Modi met leaders of various political parties having representation in Parliament to explore possibilities of holding Lok Sabha and assembly elections togethe. Modi had invited the heads of all political parties which have at least one member either in Lok Sabha or the Rajya Sabha for the meeting to discuss several issues, including the "one nation, one election" idea.

05:42:04 on 19 Jun

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The water crisis in Chennai has forced residents to dig deeper borewells — even to 1000 ft — at astronomical costs to meet their needs. This, even as groundwater depletion in the city has become so severe that Rain Centre, an organisation working to protect water resources, said 60 per cent of the observation wells maintained by it have dried up in the past month.

05:34:31 on 19 Jun

SHRC directed TN government to compensate a sum of Rs 25,000 to a man who was assaulted and abused by a sub-inspector at Ponneri police station in Tiruvallur district. N Sadhish Kumar, who runs a job typing centre opposite to the sub-registrar office in Ponneri, stated in his complaint that sub-inspector Ganesan had assaulted him with a lathi and verbally abused him.

05:29:08 on 19 Jun

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Food neophobia — or fear of new foods — may lower the quality of a person's dietary intake, and increase the risk of lifestyle disorders such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. Food neophobia is an eating behaviour trait in which a person refuses to taste and eat food items or foods they are not familiar with.

05:15:10 on 19 Jun

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Priyanka Chopra is clearly on her way to conquer the world and there’s nothing that will stop her. The latest update on the actor reveals a new wax statue at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in London—bringing her number of wax figures up to a grand total of four, making her the first Bollywood actor to have a statue in four Madame Tussauds locations around the world.

05:09:36 on 19 Jun

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While the entire city is feeling the pinch of water scarcity, the crisis seems to be particularly severe in the areas extending from Banjara Hills to the financial district. Residents complain that they have been getting drinking water every other day if they are lucky, with some claiming that they have gone even a week without water supply.

05:04:37 on 19 Jun

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The Nadigar Sangam elections that were set to happen this Friday has been called off by the Registrar of Societies on Wednesday afternoon. A statement from the Registrar states that based on a complaint from 61 members on June 6, the Registrar has decided to peruse the matter further and decide when the elections will be held.

04:58:54 on 19 Jun

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India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ICC World Cup as he is unlikely to recover from a thumb injury which he sustained in the game against Australia at the Oval on June 9. Delhi wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant is set to replace him in the 15-man squad, PTI reported on Wednesday (June 19).

04:52:15 on 19 Jun

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There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Arabia's crown prince to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an independent UN rights expert said. UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, Callamard said she had "determined that there is credible evidence, warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi Officials' individual liability, including the Crown Prince's."

04:40:26 on 19 Jun

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Deepika Padukone has not only raised awareness on mental health by being vocal about her struggle with depression, but has also prioritised helping those in need through her NGO, Live Love Laugh. Last night, the actor was in New York to address the issue of anxiety at the fundraising dinner for the city’s Youth Anxiety Center.

04:33:09 on 19 Jun

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More than 90% of final year BSc (mathematics) students of 123 colleges, who appeared for the practical examination of ‘C Language’, conducted by Thiruvalluvar University in Vellore, have received single digit marks. The results of the students of these colleges spread over Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Cuddaloreand Villupuram, were published on June 14.

04:30:33 on 19 Jun

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Delay in monsoons is adversely affecting agricultural operations in the current Kharif season. There has been no rainfall in undivided Nizamabad district in the last fortnight. According to the Meteorological Department, both Nizamabad and Kamareddy districts have been facing large deficit of rainfall ranging from 60 per cent to 99 per cent.

04:25:25 on 19 Jun

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Sickle cell disease is a genetically inherited condition that affects millions worldwide. It is chronic, painful and often leads to mortality. India has the second largest number of patients suffering from the disease. There has been no known cure for this condition so far with most treatment methodologies aiming to manage pain.

04:20:12 on 19 Jun

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The Mumbai police has reached Kannur to investigate the rape case filed by a Bihari woman against Binoy Kodiyeri. Two officials from the Andheri police have reached Kannur and held a meeting with the Kannur SP. Earlier, the Mumbai police had called Binoy Kodiyeri over phone and directed him to appear before them for interrogation within three days.

04:14:33 on 19 Jun

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The YSR Congress Party is unlikely to accept the post of Deputy Speaker even if the government makes an offer, according to a top leader. The govt had sent feelers to the party but they have refused. “What will we gain by taking the position? We do not want to be seen aligning with the government till they accept our demand of according special status to AP,” he said.

04:11:05 on 19 Jun

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The Drugs Technical Advisory Board of India has approved a proposal to regulate Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (or ENDS) by classifying them as “drugs” and cancelling them from being sold in the country. Under Sections 26A and 10A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, this proposal plans to prohibit the sale, manufacture, import and distribution of all ENDS.

04:05:59 on 19 Jun

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With water crisis hitting every part of the city, several gated communities/apartments in the city, probably for the first time, have resorted to rationing of water. As a resident of one of the gated communities on 200 Feet Radial Road, Pallikaranai, it has been quite challenging to handle this (water) stress for the last one month.

03:59:07 on 19 Jun

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Actor Vijay Sethupathi’s Sindhubaadh is slated for release this Friday but all is not well. A press release from Arka Media states that based on a legal notice sent on May 11, the film cannot release when there’s a status quo in place. The status quo was ordered by the Hyderabad High Court for Sindhubaadh and Dhanush’s Enai Noki Paayum Thota on May 8 this year.

03:54:34 on 19 Jun

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The death toll in the suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Muzaffarpur continues to rise, with the number touching 112 on Wednesday, 19 June. The Supreme Court will hear on Monday, 24 June a PIL seeking direction to urgently constitute a team of medical experts for treatment of children suffering from AES in Muzaffarpur.

03:47:06 on 19 Jun

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Actor Pooja Batra has found love again. The Viraasat actor is dating actor Nawab Shah, who plays character roles and has appeared in a host of films such as Tiger Zinda Hai, Don 2 among others. Pooja, who is a former Miss India and has starred in a number of big ticket films such as Viraasat & Nayak: The Real Hero, among others, has been away from films for a while now.

03:40:59 on 19 Jun

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The CPI-M came out strongly against the 'One Nation, One Election' proposal, calling it "fundamentally anti-federal, anti-democratic" and striking at the root of the parliamentary democratic system. Ahead of the All Party Meeting convened by PM Modi, Mayawati said that she would have attended the all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi if it was on EVMs.

03:34:12 on 19 Jun

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Hundreds of fish have died in the Thamaraikulam lake at Ambattur due to depleting water level in the lake. Local fishermen noticed the dead fish floating after a strong stench filled the air on Monday night. When water in the reservoir dries up, it is common for fish to die, said Arun Krishnamurthy from Environmental Foundation of India.

03:28:49 on 19 Jun

Asus 6Z have a clever camera system, long battery life, revamped ZenUI, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and excellent built quality make this an impressive premium smartphone. Starting at Rs 31,999 and climbing to Rs 39,999, Asus has managed to make a device that signals a new generation of smartphones with all-screen designs and outlandish camera setups.

03:23:17 on 19 Jun

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The heat in Chennai has been merciless. With the tank and lake beds in and around the city parching and cracking, the city is reeling under a severe water shortage. And the situation, the reflection of this man made catastrophe, has put in jeopardy hundreds of women and children undergoing treatment at the Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children in Egmore.

03:15:37 on 19 Jun

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Congress to Skip All-party Meet

The Congress will skip the all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 'one nation, one election' issue as it is opposed to the idea of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections, said sources. The decision was taken at a meeting of the party's top leaders in the Parliament after consultations with various other parties.

03:09:57 on 19 Jun

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A high blood pressure drug has the potential to slow down Alzheimer’s disease by improving flow of blood to parts of the brain linked to memory, a study suggests. Researchers at Radboud University in Netherlands found the drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain’s memory and learning centre among people with Alzheimer’s without affecting other parts of the brain.

03:08:11 on 19 Jun

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The list of absentees is growing for PM Modi's all-party meet, meant to discuss his initiative of "One Nation One Election" and the Niti Aayog's proposal of developing "aspirational districts". Seven leaders have sought to be excused from the meet, for which PM had invited leaders of all parties. The newest ones to send in their regrets were Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav.

02:59:18 on 19 Jun

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Karnataka's Congress Committee dissolved

The All India Congress Committee has decided to dissolve the existing Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC). However, the president and working president will remain unchanged, said an AICC release on Wednesday. KPCC campaign committee head and former Minister H.K. Patil had already tendered his resignation to the post following the party’s poll rout.

02:54:14 on 19 Jun

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It is a year of a lot of work for Kriti Sanon as she has her kitty full with some big projects. After the success of Luka Chuppi, the actress is starring in films like Housefull 4, Arjun Patiala and Panipat. Now, the newsis that Kriti Sanon will play protagonist in Raees director Rahul Dholakia's next yet-to-be-titled film.

02:49:03 on 19 Jun

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Scarcity of water has forced some private schools in the city to cut down on working hours. Christ King Girls’ Higher Secondary School in East Tambaram, which has more than 2,600 students, has given a two-day break to students from Classes VI to VIII. The six borewells on the school’s premises are dry. The school procures 24,000 litres of waters in two tankers every day.

02:43:19 on 19 Jun

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Sophie Turner should be flattered. Out of a whole host of actors, musician Boy George wants her to play his younger self in a biopic about his extraordinary life. While appearing on Australian radio show, Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa, the singer—whose real name is George Alan O’Dowd—revealed his admiration for the Game of Thrones actor.

02:37:42 on 19 Jun

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The unprecedented water crisis in Chennai, worst in last 10 years, has reached tenuous proportions with no signs of immediate relief from Nature. IMD says that with the weakening of the severe cyclonic storm off Gujarat coast, conditions would be created for further advancement into other parts of the country of the southwest monsoon. But for TN only a miracle can deliver.

02:34:03 on 19 Jun

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Whether you’re casually dating or long married, there’s a good chance you’ve fired off an X-rated message or photo to a love interest at some point. As the main character in HBO’s new show ”Euphoria” says, “It’s 2019 and unless you’re Amish, nudes are the currency of love.” Here are a few precautions you can take to keep your sexts safe.

02:15:02 on 19 Jun

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Five Conservative candidates, one of whom will be selected to be the UK's next Prime Minister have clashed in a live BBC TV debate. Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid and Rory Stewart had a lot to say about Brexit, the backstop and a bit about sheep farming. It was a noisy, lively debate - here are five things that stood out.

02:12:01 on 19 Jun

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For seven years, Anuradha Menon lived a character, on screen and off, with varying results. On television, when she played the Malayali-accented, Kanjeevaram- and mallipoo-wearing Lola Kutty, the laughs were intended. But when she slipped into the character off camera, Andy Kaufman-style, there was no design to the hilarity. It just happened.

02:06:02 on 19 Jun

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In January 2019, Rick Segall and Korbin Miles’ YouTube channel, Our Stupid Reactions, had 1,800 subscribers. The two Los Angeles–based actors had started a channel in which they reacted to popular Hollywood movie and TV show trailers. Five months later, Our Stupid Reactions’ Gully Boy trailer reaction had over half a million views.

01:58:12 on 19 Jun

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The scenes at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur are eerily familiar to Dr. Kafeel Khan. “We are not working in hospitals or treating patients. But we are travelling around the periphery of the worst-affected region, checking patients for symptoms and recommending them to get tested immediately,” he told.

01:56:01 on 19 Jun

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Recently, Priyanka Chopra was spotted wearing 'khaki' shorts and black deep neck top with hubby Nick Jonas in New York City. The diva was looking stunning and beautiful. However, social media users couldn't stop comparing her khaki shorts with the old Rashtriya Seva Sangha aka RSS' old uniform.

01:48:32 on 19 Jun

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The officials of Kanayankavayal Church removed the three wooden crosses installed in the revenue land in Panchalimedu following the District Collector's instruction. Meanwhile, the Hindu Aikya Vedi, scheduled to visit Panchalimedu on Wednesday, alleged that the wooden crosses were installed in a temple's premises and people are encroaching land using religious symbols.

01:39:45 on 19 Jun

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Santhosh P Jayakumar, who shot to fame with HHM and IAMK is making Pulanaivu, a mystery crime thriller, with Arvind Swami in the lead. The film, which will entirely be shot in and around Chennai, will go on floors from June 20. Interestingly, the film will have no heroine! Ameer and John Vijay will be playing pivotal roles in this movie.

01:31:23 on 19 Jun

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India cricket team captain Virat Kohli was spotted in London with wife and Bollywood actor, Anushka Sharma earlier this week even as Team India is on a brief break between matches at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Images of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma hanging out on a London street has gone viral on social media.

01:28:18 on 19 Jun

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Samantha's words of praise for Amala Paul!

The teaser of Amala Paul starrer Aadai, had released yesterday. The sensational teaser has been trending nationwide. Actress Samantha, who was impressed by it, had words of praise for Amala Paul, as she had tweeted "Looks amazing @Amala_ams ... all the best to you .. curiosity levels high .. looking forward". Aadai has been censored A, and is expected to release soon.

01:19:14 on 19 Jun

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Soon after settling a cheating case in Dubai, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Binoy Kodiyeri is making headlines once again. A woman has filed a complaint against him for sexually assaulting her. Binoy said that the case is an attempt to blackmail him. Brinda Karat said that the party has got nothing to do with the case as it is against an individual.

01:12:39 on 19 Jun

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The body of a 39-year-old man was found floating in Cooum river alongside Pallavan Salai near Anna Salai on Tuesday. Police are inquiring if the man slipped into the river and drowned or jumped into the river to commit suicide. After passersby noticed the body floating on the river, they alerted the fire control room at around 12.40 pm.

01:04:49 on 19 Jun

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The Indian Supreme Court has delivered remarkable judgments on gender identity, sexual orientation, Sabarimala temple entry and adultery. But the actual progress of the Indian judiciary should be measured by the number of women in high positions. Since Independence, India has had a woman President, Prime Minister, chief ministers, governors but no woman Chief Justice.

12:58:16 on 19 Jun

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With Narendra Modi set to make a fresh bid for ‘one nation, one election’ on Wednesday, 19 June, at an all-party meeting, Opposition leaders’ attendance remained uncertain. Among leaders who will skip the meeting are Telangana Chief Minister Kumar Chandrashekhar Rao, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, DMK Chief MK Stalin, and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

12:56:10 on 19 Jun

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A motorcycle in the Cambridge convoy struck an elderly grandmother on Monday. The victim is currently in a “serious but stable” condition at a London hospital following the crash. The woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition. The Duke and Duchess are "deeply concerned and saddened" by what happened and have sent flowers and hope to visit her when she feels ready

12:48:34 on 19 Jun

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Mahamad Hussain Shaik, hailing from Kadappa, who had arrived from Riyadh by a Gulf Air flight, was intercepted by the officials on suspicion. His baggage was checked, in which a fishing-line winder spooler was found. Four 10 tola gold bars with foreign markings and 28 gold cut bits were found. The total gold seized is worth 1 kg and valued at Rs 34 lakh.

12:37:17 on 19 Jun

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Men today are going the more fashion forward route. It may be in terms of prints, colours, minimalistic look, comfort wear etc. but they are experimental and explorative in finding out the perfect look. From Arjan Dugal’s eclectic prints to Khanijo’s utilitarian and understated handloom designs, Vogue brings you the menswear labels that should be on your radar.

12:25:26 on 19 Jun

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Why are suicides rising in India?

Suicide accounted for 1.4% of all deaths worldwide, making it the 18th leading cause of death in 2016. India now accounts for over a third of the world’s annual female suicides and nearly a fourth of male suicides, a significant increase in its global share from 1990. 9% of suicides occurred in low- and middle-income countries in 2016.

12:10:25 on 19 Jun

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