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The Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination results were declared on Friday with girls outperforming boys in yet another year. The overall pass percentage stood at 91.3%, slightly higher than the previous year. The pass percentage of girls was 93.64%, while boys secured 88.57%. Tiruppur has topped the districts with a pass percentage of 95.37%.

10:16:19 on 19 Apr

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A tourist nearly had his arm ripped off while trying to stroke a caged lioness, and the shocking incident was captured on camera by his wife. Pieter Nortje, 55, was being given a guided tour of the lions at a game lodge in South Africa. During the tour, he tries to pet a lioness - and things take a turn for the worse.

09:57:01 on 19 Apr

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“Millions” of Instagram users had their passwords stored in unencrypted form on internal servers, Facebook said Thursday, raising its original estimate of tens of thousands. “We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format. We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users,” Facebook said in a blog post.

09:42:01 on 19 Apr

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After Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, now the voters in Kerala also won’t be allowed to take selfies or use mobile phones inside the polling stations in Kerala as the Election Commission (EC) has banned the use of mobile phones during voting in the polling stations across the state. The ban was imposed by the Election Commission owing to the bans laid down in other states.

09:27:01 on 19 Apr

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At loggerheads for decades, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati will share the stage with Mulayam Singh Yadav at a historic rally in UP’s Mainpuri on Friday and campaign for the Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch after over two decades. Sources said Mayawati is also likely to visit the house of Mulayam’s brother in Mainpuri as a token of respect.

09:15:23 on 19 Apr

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The Election Commission has reacted to the controversy triggered by its decision to suspend an IAS officer for checking PM Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur on Tuesday, saying its instructions were not followed. Deputy election commissioner Umesh Sinha informed that a senior officer has been sent to the place and a report in this regard.

08:57:01 on 19 Apr

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When news began to spread last week that Amazon Music’s long-anticipated free streaming tier was imminent, headlines emerged about its threat to Spotify and Apple Music, with some stories saying that Spotify’s stock price dropped in response to the news. Analysts say that it’s more of a bigger play to boost its advertising income and sales of its Echo speakers.

08:40:02 on 19 Apr

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The world recognises Shashi Tharoor readily as an orator par excellence and a prolific writer with his mastery over English, expressed even through his tweets, often catching the imagination of language lovers across the country and beyond. Strangely, the affidavits Tharoor submitted contain some silly typos which may embarrass him if he were to read it.

08:27:01 on 19 Apr

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The 14 Lok Sabha seats of the 28 in Karnataka which went to polls on Thursday, registered a moderate turnout of 66.21 per cent but the big shock came from the three urban constituencies in Bengaluru, where polling figures could hardly touch 50% with the searing summer heat and the exodus from the city in view of the four-day holiday.

08:10:01 on 19 Apr

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Backing Nirmala Sitharaman's theory that Congress might be plotting with Pakistan PM Imran Khan to influence elections, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said it would be "better if Imran Khan keeps off Indian elections". "People of India will decide who will be the prime minister of India. We are wise enough; we don't need advisers from across the border," he said.

07:57:01 on 19 Apr

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Skywatchers from all around the world will have another celestial event to watch out for April 19 i.e. today when the Pink Easter Moon will rise to the skies near the western horizon and or eastern horizon. For the unknown, the Pink Easter Moon will be the fourth full moon of the year. The Pink Easter Moon will occur at 4:12 a.m. PDT and 7:12 a.m. EDT in the morning.

07:40:01 on 19 Apr

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Thousands of voters claimed that they have been denied the right to choose their representative. Several polling booth officials confirmed names being missed and blamed booth-level officers for the same. In most cases, missed names were of voters who had changed their address. Many people in minority-dominated pockets of the city claimed their names were missing.

07:27:02 on 19 Apr

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Saudi Arabia is yet to free hundreds of Indian prisoners languishing in its jails, sources said on Thursday. The confirmation came weeks after the Kingdom executed two Indians accused of murder. “The Kingdom is in the midst of a process and after its completion, a royal decree will be issued that will set the Indian prisoners free,” said a source.

07:10:02 on 19 Apr

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After PM Narendra Modi mocked him for his emotional outbursts, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy hit back saying that the PM himself has been playing with the emotions of people in the name of religion and terrorism. "Had he been confident of his development work to bring in votes, why would he resort to propaganda movie and TV channel in his name?" the Karnataka CM tweeted.

06:57:01 on 19 Apr

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Mumbai Indians registered a clinical 40-run win over Delhi Capitals in an IPL 2019 match at Feroz Shah Kotla on Thursday (April 18) as the home side suffered another batting collapse on what was a tough wicket to bat on. Chasing 169 to win, DC could only put up 128 as MI picked up wickets at regular intervals and will now go to second on the points table.

06:40:01 on 19 Apr

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Far from improving with each passing election, the arrangements made for Persons with Disabilities for polling day, fared worse when compared to elections in the past. While booths at the heart of the City had some arrangements in place, at those away from the media glare, PwDs had to crawl to the booths in order to cast their votes in the absence of wheelchairs.

06:27:01 on 19 Apr

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Ethnic booth a hit with tribals

The ‘ethnic polling booth’ set up in Angadihalli in Belur to encourage the tribals to vote seems to have paid off heavily with about 70 per cent of the Hakki Pakkis voting these Lok Sabha polls. The polling station has been designed both on the exterior and interior to attract the Hakki Pikki community with its artwork displayed inside.

06:10:01 on 19 Apr

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Elections to 38 Lok Sabha seats and bypolls for 18 Assembly segments in Tamil Nadu ended by and large peacefully and the turnout for Parliamentary polls stood at 70.90 per cent. The turnout in the 18 assembly segments recorded 71.62 per cent. Namakkal Lok Sabha seat topped the list with a polling of 79.75 per cent while Chennai South was the lowest with 57.43 per cent.

05:57:01 on 19 Apr

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Millions of people will be commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday by offering prayers and participating in sombre ceremonies and processions. Many people believe that because the crucifixion of Jesus was followed by his Resurrection and victory over death and sin, the day is hence referred to as ‘Good’ Friday.

05:30:01 on 19 Apr

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An excellent healthier alternative to sugar-laden meals is fruit yogurt. Yogurt is a nutrient-dense food that is made from fermented milk. It is an excellent source of probiotics (good bacteria), which keeps the gut healthy. Fruits bring in their own rich profile of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and calcium, and amplify the taste and health benefits of yogurt.

05:27:01 on 19 Apr

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Summers are round the corner and the best way to deal with the heat is to drink and eat healthy. Though spending time in the kitchen can feel really tiresome, these easy-breezy drinks are worth the effort and will make you feel energised even during their preparation. So don’t wait for anyone; be your own company and grab yourself these drinks this summer!

04:57:01 on 19 Apr

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With Bollywood celebs making a chic case for activewear, heading to the gym has surely become a stylish affair. So if you haven't yet given a style update to your workout gear, it's about time to change that and transform your wardrobe. One of the must-haves style picks to amp up your collection is definitely leggings.

04:27:01 on 19 Apr

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Gender roles can alter brain cells

The society's expectations about gender roles have a very deep impact on human beings even as the subject has not yet made its way to mainstream debates. According to a recent study, it can alter the human brain at the cellular level. The behaviours and expectations around gender identity can be seen in "epigenetic marks" in the brain.

03:57:01 on 19 Apr

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Pastel needs no introduction to the searing season of summer because if you didn't spot them in trend reports or on the ramp, you can be sure you'll soon be seeing them all over. Apart from seeing sorbet hues in dresses and skirts, you can also liven up your bottom wear with pastel culottes.

03:26:02 on 19 Apr

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Compared with 200-odd Amur tigers in the Russian Far East, the Bengal tigers in three tiger reserves in India — Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Sariska — are about 20% more stressed, a study found. The Indo-Russian team measured the stress level by studying the glucocorticoids metabolites present in the faeces of tigers.

02:56:01 on 19 Apr

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Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment. After you click to buy, online orders leave warehouses to be loaded on gas-guzzling jets or trucks. And returns are a problem, too, since the items have to make the trip back to a warehouse. Be more mindful of what you are buying, start shopping online.

02:26:02 on 19 Apr

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Scotch eggs originated in the United Kingdom. They are a delicious combination of a soft or hard boiled egg covered in sausage and dredged in flour, egg, and bread crumbs which makes a complete breakfast.

01:57:01 on 19 Apr

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Teenagers’ natural desire to rebel against authority could be tapped to drive them to replace junk food with healthier choices, a study has found. Food marketing, designed to foster strong positive associations with junk food in kids’ minds and to drive overeating, is one of the biggest obstacles in the public fight against obesity.

01:25:01 on 19 Apr

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Is Facial Acupuncture The New Botox?

Facial fillers and Botox have become incredibly popular over the years, with millions of individuals undergoing each treatment. But there might be a natural alternative that can help treat the signs of aging and potentially help with other health issues. Enter facial acupuncture, a treatment that falls under the larger acupuncture umbrella.

12:55:01 on 19 Apr

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Headaches in any form can be disruptive to our lives, but not all of them are the same. According to experts, most people don’t know the difference between various types of headaches, like sinus headaches and migraines. That can make a painful situation so much worse. Knowing which issue you’re dealing with is vital to treating it.

12:27:01 on 19 Apr

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Game of Thrones 8 episode 2 new stills

While we wait for the second episode of the eighth and final season of popular TV show Game of Thrones, HBO has released new stills to add to the hype. The stills shows several characters such as Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark and others ahead of the attack by the army of the dead on Winterfell.

11:57:01 on 18 Apr

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Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke” and wrote to fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant and a Native Hawaiian-operated restaurant in Anchorage.

11:27:01 on 18 Apr

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Kanimozhi, DMK leader and candidate from Thoothukudi, took a swipe at the BJP-led central government after casting her vote in Chennai on Thursday, the day 95 seats went to polls in 12 states and one Union Territory. The voting in her constituency comes two days after her home and office was raided in Thoothukudi. This is Kanimozhi’s first Lok Sabha election.

10:57:01 on 18 Apr

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Jeethu Joseph, whose last Tamil outing was Papanasam, returns to Kollywood with a new project starring Jyothika and her brother-in-law Karthi, who will be sharing the screen space for this first time together. More details about the project are yet unknown; however, it is learnt from reliable sources that the film will feature Jyothika and Karthi as siblings.

10:40:01 on 18 Apr

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Of the candidates contesting in phase two of the 17th Lok Sabha elections on April 18, 251 (16%) have declared they are facing criminal cases, of which 167 (11%) face serious criminal charges, as per an analysis of candidates’ affidavits by the Association for Democratic Reforms. The figures come from the affidavits of 1,590 of the 1,644 candidates contesting in phase two.

10:25:02 on 18 Apr

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Another assault on the people of Malegaon – this is how a shopkeeper in Malegaon reacted to the news of the BJP fielding Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal. It’s like rubbing salt on our wounds, another resident said. For the people in Malegaon, Pragya’s candidature has brought back the ghastly memories of 29 September 2008, when the city was rocked by a bomb blast.

10:12:02 on 18 Apr

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The cost of flying on flawed assumptions

For months now, Jet Airways has been trapped in a vortex with seemingly no end in sight. On Wednesday night, its ordeal finally ended in complete capitulation. The obstinacy of its original promoter Naresh Goyal has made a once-proud carrier fold its wings, but he is not the only one to blame in this sordid saga of mismanagement and adventurism.

09:55:02 on 18 Apr

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Kannada movie Kavaludaari hit the marquee on April 12 and is doing very well at the theatres. According to trade reports, this edge-of-the-seat thriller has gained the attention of film buffs and critics alike, and its box office collections are soaring. Written and directed by Hemanth M Rao, Kavaludaari is bankrolled by Puneeth Rajkumar’s wife Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar.

09:42:01 on 18 Apr

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Pre-independence and Partition-era stories are always the most striking. They cover the lives of people torn apart from their families, their land, their identity. Alia Bhatt- and Varun Dhawan-starrer Kalank takes a similar story of love and loss, and places it in a fantastical time where real-life conflicts seem purely incidental.

09:27:01 on 18 Apr

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With the nomination process for the Lok Sabha elections in Delhi having started, the Congress and AAP are gradually inching towards an alliance. After the Cong denied possibility of a tie-up anywhere outside Delhi, the two parties are discussing allying in Haryana and Chandigarh. After initial reluctance, the Congress may agree to a pact in Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh.

09:12:01 on 18 Apr

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External Affairs Minister and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said no Pakistani soldier or citizen died in the air strike carried out by the Indian Air Force across the border in response to the Pulwama terror attack in February. The IAF had struck a JeM terrorist training camp in Pakistan's Balakot area on February 26, in response to the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.

09:05:08 on 18 Apr

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A patriarch. A nosy neighbour/friend. A whiny son and a coy daughter. And a thread of misogyny that connects them all. The political campaign video of K Sudhakaran, UDF candidate from Kerala’s Kannur constituency has sparked an outrage and rightly so. Nothing in the video is as lucid as the palpable – bordering on outrageous – misogyny. Even the premise is a headscratcher.

08:42:02 on 18 Apr

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TikTok, the video creation and sharing platform which has been removed from the top two app stores on a court order for hosting inappropriate content, is hoping for a “positive response” in the entire episode. The popular app was removed from Google Play and Apple App stores after the Madras High Court issued an interim order . SC is also looking into the matter.

08:27:02 on 18 Apr

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In this special episode of ‘Sadak se Sansad’, young women in Bolangir spoke about their issues, hopes and aspirations. Often overlooked by the political class, these young women demand that issues of their safety, employment guarantee and quality education be taken up by whoever comes to power.

08:12:02 on 18 Apr

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It seems burqa has become a polarising symbol for the politicians in western UP. Voting on eight more parliamentary seats have finished in the western UP. The region has a sizeable muslim population. The BJP sitting MP and candidate Kanwar Singh Tanwar said that Burqa-clad persons are being allowed to vote without proper identity check, hence allowing bogus voting.

07:53:14 on 18 Apr

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PM Narendra Modi taking a jibe on Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy on Twitter alleged that Congress and JD(S) coalition has all the ingredients of drama. He said there are recurring doses of emotion, conspiracy and revenge! Tricks from the Congress playbook. He warned that people know their devious games and will reject them again.

07:51:19 on 18 Apr

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Is Election Commission Toothless or Timid?

It was left to the Supreme Court to prod the Election Commission to realise the extent of its powers recently. For some time now, the role of the Election Commission has come under the scanner. After the court pulled up the commission for its inaction against political hate speeches, the commission told the court, “We found we have powers!”

07:48:40 on 18 Apr

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A TDP activist has complained against film director Ram Gopal Varma for posting a morphed picture on Facebook depicting TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu joining YSR Congress Party. TDP activist Devibabu Chowdary filed the complained at Tadepalli Gudem rural police station in West Godavari district.

07:46:50 on 18 Apr

Asaduddin Owaisi, the AIMIM chief and Hyderabad parliamentarian, on Thursday questioned BJP's "zero tolerance" policy against terror, a day after Malegaon blasts accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was fielded by the party as its national election candidate in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal.

07:45:50 on 18 Apr

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Moderate to high voter turnout was recorded in the 95 constituencies in 11 states and Puducherry that went to polls in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. There were also reports of EVM malfunctioning in some seats. Puducherry saw a high voter turnout of 78 per cent while in Manipur, the polling percentage was nearly 75.

07:44:47 on 18 Apr

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PM Modi on Thursday said the ruling Cong & JD(S) in Karnataka differ on every issue but were united on backing dynasty and corruption and speaking ill about nationalism and him. At an election rally in Karnataka's Chikkodi, he also lashed out at CM HD Kumaraswamy of the JDS for his reported remark that only those who can't meet two square meals a day join the armed forces.

07:42:22 on 18 Apr

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The right to travel abroad is a basic human right like marriage and family, SC has observed. “The right to travel abroad is an important basic human right for it nourishes independent and self-determining character of the individual, not only by extending his freedoms of action, but also by extending the scope of his experience,” a Bench led by Justice Nageswara Rao said.

07:34:29 on 18 Apr

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Kohli hasn't forgotten the times when Mahendra Singh Dhoni firmly stood by him as a captain and now that the roles have reversed, he is not going to back down from supporting the veteran despite the "unfortunate criticism" that the former skipper is coping. The Indian captain also expressed his happiness with the composition of the 15-strong Indian squad for the World Cup.

07:32:40 on 18 Apr

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Two years after Farooq Ahmed Dar was used as a ‘human shield’ to ensure safe passage for army jawans as they came under intense stone-pelting, the Kashmiri man is now posted on election duty at Utligam polling station in Budgam. The ‘human shield’ incident took place on April 9, 2017, when Srinagar voted in a Lok Sabha bypoll.

07:23:17 on 18 Apr

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Bhoja Poojari has handled baggage for Jet Airways since it began flying nearly 26 years ago. Now, like many other Jet employees, he fears for the future as the debt-laden airline descends into crisis. Thousands of employees have been stung by the rapid unravelling of Jet Airways, which, saddled with more than $1.2 billion in bank debt, grounded all its planes on Wednesday.

07:21:47 on 18 Apr

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Air India wants to take 4-5 wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft of the now-grounded Jet Airways and may hold discussions for it with the airline’s lead lender State Bank of India (SBI). The move is aimed at catering the peak demand on various international routes such as India-Gulf and India-UK.

07:18:18 on 18 Apr

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A 30-year-old man came on a stretcher in an ambulance to cast his vote in Ulthoor. Jayasheela Poojary (30) had been injured in his leg in a road accident about three weeks back. Since he was unable to walk, he was taking rest in his house in Ulthoor. His family members and friends made arrangement for an ambulance to take him from his home to the polling booth.

07:11:05 on 18 Apr

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India Today TV team spoke to Kashmiri Pandits who have been rehabilitated, and found that the ones who dared to return under rehabilitation policy have been living a life of uncertainty. And while the election pitch in Kashmir Valley is at an all-time high, there are no politicians seeking vote inside the Valley.

06:58:17 on 18 Apr

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India has suspended trade across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir with effect from Friday. The Ministry of Home Affairs issued the order to this effect on Thursday. The trade and travel across the LoC had been suspended on April 1 in the wake of heavy shelling from the Pakistani side.

06:49:50 on 18 Apr

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The DMK claimed in a letter to the Election Commission on Thursday that its arch-rival AIADMK and its allies planned to capture booths after 3 pm, as Tamil Nadu voted in both general elections and bypolls for assembly seats. Responding to the complaint about a plan to capture booths, Tamil Nadu's top election official said no such incident had been reported anywhere.

06:43:46 on 18 Apr

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Polling has concluded in Tamil Nadu except Madurai Loksabha constituency. The voters who are standing in line will be given slips to cast their vote. Polling in Madurai is expected to conclude by 8 pm. Extra two hours will be given due to ongoing Chithirai festival.

06:35:12 on 18 Apr

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Karan Wahi turns into a desi salesman

Television heartthrob Karan Wahi -Indian former cricketer turned actor, model and host- dons a new hat in this special segment with Pinkvilla. He makes for a convincing salesman and sells everyday mundane items like a dustbin, a paperweight and even oxygen! Would you buy any of these products that Karan is trying to sell?

06:34:27 on 18 Apr

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Millions voted across 95 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states and Puducherry on Thursday in the second phase of the staggered battle for a new Parliament, marred by stray violence in West Bengal and muted polling in Srinagar. CPI(M) MP and candidate Mohammed was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists in Raiganj constituency.

06:30:45 on 18 Apr

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Almost six crore voters will be exercising their franchise in Tamil Nadu when the State votes for 38 Parliamentary constituencies and bypolls to 18 Assembly constituencies on Thursday. It is essentially a fight between the AIADMK-led alliance which includes the BJP, PMK, and DMDK among others, and the SDF-led DMK, along with the Congress, VCK, MDMK, and the Left parties.

06:30:29 on 18 Apr

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Traditionally commemorated as the day when Jesus Christ was crucified, Good Friday stands for the redemption of people through his death. It is believed that when he was mocked, whipped and brutally killed, he, the son of God, who was sinless, died for the sins of the people until he was raised from the dead three days later.

06:27:03 on 18 Apr

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Tehseen Poonawalla has filed a complaint with the Election Commission against the candidature of Pragya Singh Thakur from Bhopal Parliamentary constituency by BJP for the Lok Sabha elections. “I request EC to debar her from contesting elections as she is a terror accused,” Poonawala said.

06:24:48 on 18 Apr

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Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has received a stern warning from EC for his remark made earlier this month in which he had referred to armed forces as 'Modiji ki sena' or Prime Minister Narendra Modi's army. The poll body, which has lately taken stringent action on political leaders for violating model code of conduct, asked the minister to be "careful in the future".

06:19:48 on 18 Apr

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India all-rounder Hardik Pandya wished KL Rahul a very happy birthday in his own unique style on Thursday. Pandya and Rahul, who were at the centre of controversy after their appearance on chat show “Koffee With Karan” which also led to provisional suspensions for the two players, showed that they have put the past behind them.

06:15:20 on 18 Apr

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Polling largely peaceful in southern TN

Except for a few complaints about errors in EVM, polling largely progressed on a peaceful note in southern districts of Tamil Nadu. According to Returning Officers from the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in the south Tamil Nadu the polling percentage had almost touched or marginally crossed the 50% mark by 3 p.m.

06:13:58 on 18 Apr

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As many as four persons were hurt in polling day violence reported from Ambur and Gudiyatham Assembly segments where bypoll is being held. Two persons suffered minor injuries when the Police resorted to lathi-charge to control a clash broke out between AIADMK and AMMK men at Ambur near here, sources said.

06:08:06 on 18 Apr

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The BJP said it will contest Lok Sabha election in Bhopal, where it has fielded Malegaon blast case accused Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, as a fight against the Congress' "conspiracy" to defame Hindu religion by linking it to terrorism. Its spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao claimed that the conspiracy has been "exposed", claiming that Thakur has been discharged in some cases.

06:04:20 on 18 Apr

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Actor Denise Richards is set to star in the sci-fi action movie Timecrafters: The Treasure of Pirate’s Cove. According to Variety, the film is the first in a proposed franchise about time-travelling seamen who try to retrieve a treasure map from kids in a local town called Pirate’s Cove.

05:45:48 on 18 Apr

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11 Work Buzzwords We Should All Stop Using

Between corporate jargon, business buzzwords, and all the acronyms we toss around, it can seem like we speak an entirely different language at work than in the rest of our lives. We use a lot of these terms in the interest of efficiency, but a lot can get lost in translation. Cutting these out will help you communicate more clearly and increase your success.

05:34:44 on 18 Apr

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Lok Sabha voting begun by 7 am in almost all the booth in Tamil Nadu. Yet voting in some polling booths in Tamil Nadu was delayed on Thursday owing to technical problems with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM). Reports said, people travelled in the roof top of buses, and in foot boards, to cast their votes in their native.

05:29:51 on 18 Apr

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Congress Working Committee member and Rajya Sabha MP A.K. Antony on Thursday said that the Left forces were mere onlookers in this Lok Sabha elections. Antony's statewide "yatra" touching all the 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in the 14 districts of the state is on its last leg in Kollam, about 70 km from the state capital Thiruvananthapuram.

05:27:44 on 18 Apr

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Sikandar Kher who was seen rocking it as Colonel Khan in the movie RAW met up with Pinkvilla recently and opened up about working with John Abraham, his camaraderie with him, his process as an actor and more. The actor is at his candid best and should not be missed. Check it out.

05:25:28 on 18 Apr

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Days after a picture of a groom, who had come to vote wearing his wedding attire, was photographed outside a polling station in Bijnor, pictures of a new married couple arriving at a polling station in Udhampur to cast their votes have gone viral on social media. The pictures of the bride and groom were shared by ANI along with details of the polling station.

05:22:51 on 18 Apr

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday made a pitch for a strong government at the Centre and mocked the "helpless" dispensation of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who is heading the Congress-JDS coalition. Modi said the Congress wanted a "helpless" government and told the voters to look at the "helpless" Kumaraswamy.

05:21:40 on 18 Apr

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Latest PUBG Mobile Update Brings Zombie

PUBG Mobile update 0.12 is out now for Android and iOS on Google Play and the App Store respectively. This much awaited update to the popular battle royale game brings new modes like Zombie: Darkest Night as well as host of features such as being able to spectate matches of your friends.

05:20:04 on 18 Apr

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Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir believes that the Indian cricket team is missing a trick in their choice of personnel for the ICC World Cup 2019. Gambhir leaves that India should include four seamers keeping the English conditions in mind and that can be a problem for the side in the tournament.

05:19:59 on 18 Apr

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Giving a fillip to the well-oiled poll machinery of LDF in Wayanad, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday urged Kerala to repeat the 2004 Lok Sabha results. The LDF had won 18 out of 20 seats in 2004. In Wayanad, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is taking on Congress president Rahul Gandhi, whose candidature had created much discomfiture to the CPM and the LDF.

05:19:23 on 18 Apr

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Sam Pitroda, Indian Overseas Congress chief, said, "As an engineer, as technical expert, I'm not satisfied with EVM (Electronic Voting Machine), but I've not been able to pinpoint because we don't have an EVM. If someone gives us an EVM to study for one year, we'll be able to tell you something."

05:14:59 on 18 Apr

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Actor Sara Ali Khan may have joined the film industry only last year but she has already earned her spurs with her debut film Kedarnath and the blockbuster Simmba with Ranveer Singh. However, it didn’t come easy for the starkid who weighed over 90 kilograms before making her debut. Sara has spoken about her struggles with PCOD that led to her excessive weight gain.

05:13:59 on 18 Apr

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Rajanth Singh relies on a sizeable chunk of Shia votes to comfortably clinch the seat. Out of the nearly 3 lakh Shias living in Lucknow, almost half are registered voters. Rajnath has inherited most of the legacy votes in Lucknow, which went to the BJP thanks to former PM Vajpayee’s charisma. However, Rajnath Singh still needs to secure at least a portion of Shia votes.

05:08:04 on 18 Apr

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NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to have her mission on ISS extended to nearly 11 months, which would set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman, the US space agency said Wednesday. Koch, 40, arrived on the ISS on March 14 with two other crew members -- an American and a Russian -- for what was initially planned to be a six-month mission.

05:05:37 on 18 Apr

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Assam woman dies after casting vote

A woman in Assam died at a polling station in Mangaldoi constituency. The deceased, identified as Bharati Kakati collapsed soon after casting her vote. Voters across eleven states and one Union territory are exercising their electoral franchise today to elect representatives to 95 Lok Sabha seats.

05:04:05 on 18 Apr

Tamil Nadu recorded 39.49 per cent voting till 1 pm in 38 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state, with Chief Minister K Palaniswami and DMK chief M K Stalin among the early voters. Sahoo said the polling exercise has been going on peacefully all over the state. Meanwhile, chaotic scenes unfolded at the Koyambedu bus terminus here.

04:59:47 on 18 Apr

People’s ability to think logically suffers when they are faced with arguments that go against their political belief systems, a study has found. The research, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, also shows that when confronted with the unsound reasoning of opposing groups, people become better able to identify flawed logic.

04:59:20 on 18 Apr

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Jet Airways, once India’s largest private airline, Wednesday decided to temporarily suspend operations. The airline will need at least Rs 5,000-6,000 crore for revival and get back to normalcy. The company said it will now await the bid finalisation process by SBI and the consortium of Indian lenders.

04:55:54 on 18 Apr

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In its second letter to the EC today, the Bengal BJP has cited a poll code violation by West Bengal minister and TMC leader Ratna Ghosh Kar at TMC workers meeting on April 16. The saffron party has stated that the TMC leader had openly incited violence against the Central forces and threatened them.

04:55:06 on 18 Apr

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An IAS officer was suspended by EC for checking PM Modi's helicopter in Odisha. Mohammed Mohsin "had not acted in conformity" with instructions on SPG protectees, said the election body's order. NDTV has accessed both the instructions cited in the suspension order. There is no mention of exceptions for the vehicles of the Prime Minister or other SPG protectees.

04:48:56 on 18 Apr

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The leading lady of Bollywood Deepika Padukone wrapped the first schedule of Chhapaak in Delhi. Deepika Padukone began the shoot for Chhapaak in the capital on 25th March 2019 and wrapped the first schedule today. After finishing the shoot, the actress headed back to Mumbai.

04:47:10 on 18 Apr

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TN elections: 59.97% polling till 3 pm

A total of 59.97% voter turnout was recorded in Tamil Nadu as of 3 p.m. Chennai City Police Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan said polling within city limits had been peaceful, without any untoward incident until afternoon. He visited several places in the city and reviewed bandobust arrangements.

04:37:43 on 18 Apr

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Braving the hot sun, R. Swamidass, a fragile senior citizen, made it to the polling booth at Amala High School in Kariyapatti under the Virudhunagar Lok Sabha constituency with great difficulty. As he walked on the verandah, he noticed a neatly packed unused wheelchair. Mr. Bhageerathan had one question. “What for was that bought by the government?”

04:37:09 on 18 Apr

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Citing sexual harassment charges, a lawyer has moved the Supreme Court challenging the continuation of Rahul Johri in the capacity of BCCI CEO. Rashmi Nair, who claims to be a women issue activist, filed the petition in the apex court and has insisted that there was every reason for BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain to revisit the case against Johri.

04:36:41 on 18 Apr

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Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram has exuded confidence that the DMK-Congress led Secular Progressive Alliance would emerge victorious in Tamil Nadu for the seventh time. He said the secular progressive front had been victorious in the Parliamentary elections in the State for six times since it was formed in 1971.

04:33:06 on 18 Apr

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India’s elections kicked off last week, with the first of seven phases that will carry on until May 19. On that day we will get the first indications of how voting has gone, since exit polls can only be published after voting in all phases is complete. Counting will begin on May 23. So what are political analysts and political junkies going to do between now and May 23?

04:25:11 on 18 Apr

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A case has been registered against the Samajwadi Party candidate from Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Circle officer of Chandausi, Poonam Mishra, Thursday said, "SP candidate Shafiqur Rehman Burq had made derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister during an election meeting on April 11."

04:22:18 on 18 Apr

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For the third time in the last three years, Google has been fined for violation of the European Union’s antitrust rules. The European Competition Commissioner said that Google indulged in ‘illegal practices in its search advertising brokering to cement its dominant market position’. Google has so far been fined a total of € 8.25 billion for antitrust rule violations.

04:20:45 on 18 Apr

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No Confidence in Bengal State Police: BJP

Following episodes of violence across West Bengal today on polling day, the Bengal BJP has written to the EC demanding deployment of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to cover 100 per cent polling booths. The state unit has cited no-confidence by both the BJP and the common people in the West Bengal State Police as they fail to curb violence.

04:19:38 on 18 Apr

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