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A massive fire engulfed a showroom-cum-godown of a premier footwear company here in Kerala on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported. Fire tenders began battling the flames. The showroom is located close to the Ernakulam South railway station. Work on Kochi Metro nearby was also stopped.

03:49:50 on 20 Feb

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As three Rafale fighter jets were displayed at the mega Aero India show in Bengaluru today amid a huge political controversy, the French envoy to India rejected allegations of corruption in the multi-billion dollar fighter jet deal with India. The ambassador said the "very good" aircraft are expected to join the Indian Air Force within six months.

03:49:29 on 20 Feb

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Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming docu-series, Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians, which follows the three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winning team of the same name during the 2018 season of the popular Twenty20 cricket tournament, as they attempted — and failed — to defend their title. Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians is out March 1, 2019 on Netflix.

03:48:19 on 20 Feb

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Eyeing an Indian order, US aerospace major Lockheed Martin showcased its F-21 multirole fighter that it says is configured for the IAF. Lockheed Martin spokesperson, however, clarified that India was yet to float a request for information or proposal for the new aircraft. If it gets the order, it says it will make the fighter in India with Tata Advanced Systems.

03:33:35 on 20 Feb

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati once again said "weakness" is evident in the BJP leadership after the way they went "knocking from door to door", seeking alliances before the Lok Sabha elections. BSP chief Mayawati launched a scathing attack on BJP and said that people will "demolish their arrogance"

03:32:17 on 20 Feb

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For those who have trouble going to sleep and crave for the tranquillity of a thunder storm, the Homedics Sound Spa is something they can easily pack in their bags. his portable device, which works on battery too, has preset sounds which you can turn on according to your preference. So there is the sound of crickets in a summer night, a brook, the ocean, rain & thunder.

03:30:46 on 20 Feb

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India has invited investors to capitalise on the ecosystem prevailing in the aero space and other sectors and pitched for joint venture partnerships, saying it offered a big market in Defence manufacturing. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made the pitch for investment seeking to give a big push for the 'Make in India' initiative at Asia's premier air show.

03:30:22 on 20 Feb

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Narendra Modi’s Amethi visit cancelled

The proposed visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Amethi on February 27 has been cancelled, officials said on February 20. On February 19, a BJP leader said the Prime Minister was likely to visit the ordnance factory in Munshiganj in Amethi and later address a public meeting on February 27.

03:25:25 on 20 Feb

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The clamour for India’s boycott of 2019 World Cup match against Pakistan is rising by the day. The match between India and Pakistan is under doubt after a suicide attack in Phulwama. ICC will host their quarterly meeting in Dubai from February 27 to March 2. It is expected that the issue of the India-Pakistan World Cup clash will come up discussion during this meeting.

03:25:23 on 20 Feb

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Days after failing to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the Rajya Sabha, the BJP is refusing to let go of the contentious legislation in Assam. On 17 February, BJP President Amit Shah, during the inauguration of the party’s Assam head office at Guwahati, said that the Bill would be included in the BJP’s manifesto for the upcoming national election.

03:24:08 on 20 Feb

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In the age of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, young children are spending more time watching television than ever before, according to a study. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, found that television consumption still significantly outpaced mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.

03:22:49 on 20 Feb

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The four-day hearing of Kulbushan Jadhav’s case opened Monday at the ICJ headquarters in The Hague amid high tensions between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama attack. Jadhav was awarded the death sentence by a Pakistani military court under Pak Army Act-59 on charges of espionage. India has, however, maintained that Jadhav is innocent of all charges.

03:19:41 on 20 Feb

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India plans to buy 21 MiG-29 jet fighters and possibly more from Russia, the RIA news agency cited the deputy director of Russia’s federal service for military-technical cooperation as saying on Wednesday. New Delhi last year agreed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 surface-to-air missile systems despite a warning from the United States.

03:18:17 on 20 Feb

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Call it a major surprise or anything else, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was 'waiting for instructions' to make his radio broadcast on Pulwama terror attack, former cricket-star-turned politician's ex-wife Reham Khan has said. "He was not only evading the subjects; he was waiting for instructions," Khan told Indian Today television.

03:16:04 on 20 Feb

Ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 launch, Xiaomi has announced its new flagship, the Mi 9. Most of the features of the mobile phone were already out, including the triple camera at the back with a 48-megapixel sensor and the powerful Snapdragon 855 processor. Announced at a special event in China, the new Mi 9 comes in an interesting curved glass design with gradient finish.

03:15:44 on 20 Feb

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Gully Boy, a film that is making cinephiles fall in love with cinema again. Zoya Akhtar's directorial venture about a guy who aspires to be a rapper is getting a big shout out from fans, critics and Bollywood. After Karan Johar and Katrina Kaif showered love on Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt-starrer, it is Shilpa Shetty who is completely 'mindblown' by the film.

03:12:44 on 20 Feb

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Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has said that his country sees an opportunity to invest as much as $100 billion in various sectors in India in the coming few years. Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman said that his country had invested as much as $44 billion in India since 2016.

03:09:13 on 20 Feb

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Facebook is under fire for its privacy issues -- yet again. But this time, the social media giant is passing the blame around to its users. Apparently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its complaint filed back in December last year accused Facebook of failing to protect sensitive data in its closed health groups.

03:01:39 on 20 Feb

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Days after failing to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha, BJP is refusing to let go of the contentious legislation in Assam. On 17 February, BJP President Amit Shah, during the inauguration of the party’s Assam head office at Guwahati, said that the Bill would be included in the BJP’s manifesto for the upcoming national election.

03:01:36 on 20 Feb

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While excessive smoking has been linked to various health issues, including heart disease and cancer, a new study has warned that smoking over 20 cigarettes a day can cause blindness. The study from Rutgers University noted that chronic tobacco smoking can have harmful effects on spatial and colour vision.

02:57:38 on 20 Feb

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Owing to the image Narendra Modi has projected of himself and his
government as strong and decisive, many media commentators are of the view that a telling response to the blowing up of 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama is on the anvil. They appear to be influenced more by his rhetoric than his actions, but shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for an Indian counter.

02:56:17 on 20 Feb

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After questions were raised over its decision to revive the alliance with the BJP, Shiv Sena on Wednesday clarified why it did a U-turn on its decision to go solo in elections. The Sena said that it is not “helpless” and no “adjustment” was reached for power and that it gave “another chance” to the alliance after differences were sorted between the two parties.

02:56:00 on 20 Feb

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Aditi Rao Hydari is an epitome of elegance, especially when she steps out in a sari. The actor can pull off almost every look gracefully, but she looks best when she sports an ethnic look. So when she recently attended Soundarya Rajinikanth’s wedding wearing a red Banarasi sari with a matching elbow length-sleeved blouse by Raw Mango, we were left gasping for air.

02:55:16 on 20 Feb

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For many people, it probably sounds a little rich to hear the EU accuse Silicon Valley of being a graveyard of innovation. But that’s where we are in 2019. Regulators are hitting the likes of Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. with a flurry of antitrust fines and data-privacy probes.

02:53:53 on 20 Feb

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally kick off the implementation of the PM-Kisan scheme and distribute the first installment of Rs 2,000 during his visit to Gorakhpur and Prayagraj on February 24. The PM will also be laying the foundation stone for several development projects in Gorakhpur before flying to Prayagraj at 1:30pm.

02:51:54 on 20 Feb

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Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has called for a ban in cricket ties with Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack which left 40 CRPF soldiers dead. India and Pakistan do not play bilateral cricket but play each other in ICC events. Last September, India played Pakistan in the Asia Cup twice. In 2017.

02:51:30 on 20 Feb

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As India gears up for the coming general election, Twitter has announced to bring its Ads Transparency Centre to India on March 11 that allows everyone to view political ads with details like ad spend and targeting demographics. In the Ads Transparency Centre dashboard, people can view ads that have run on Twitter within the last seven days from any Twitter handle.

02:49:06 on 20 Feb

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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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