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Lady Gaga Splits from Boyfriend Dan Horton

Poor Lady Gaga has been having a super rough week. First she was dragged by all of Twitter for not knowing was Fortnite—the most popular video game on the planet—was, then a fan DROPPED her off of the stage and onto the FLOOR at one of her Las Vegas concerts, and now news just broke that Gaga and her boyfriend Dan Horton have broken up.

10:57:01 on 20 Oct

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If you've counted sheep by the millions and doused yourself in litres of lavender and still can't fall asleep, a quirky breathing technique could send you to the land of nod in no time. 'Moon breathing' is an exercise from Kaizen, which is a Japanese method that promises to improve all areas of your life, mainly breaking lifelong bad habits.

09:57:01 on 20 Oct

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Weddings are a big deal in India and it’s not much of an exaggeration to say that Indian parents take the shaadi business a little too seriously. And if your faith wavers from this fact, a recent news from Chandigarh will reiterate the fact that hell hath no fury like a parent whose request to find a match for their child has been failed.

09:05:17 on 20 Oct

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When you read the word Chennai followed by restaurants, the first thing that comes to your mind is south Indian food. While, the traditional cuisine commands its pride in Chennai’s culinary scene, the city features a diverse range of food experiences that ranges from modern local to international fare.

08:05:30 on 20 Oct

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Bollywood is quite an eventful place and in one week, lots of things go up and down. Be it stars getting together for celebrations or couples breaking up, everything becomes newsworthy. Speaking of this, in the past week, a couple of things happened in Bollywood. Starting with Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan’s break up reports to Salman Khan announcing his next film.

07:05:14 on 20 Oct

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Single-phase assembly elections will be held in Maharashtra and Haryana tomorrow, and the BJP will take on the Congress-led opposition to retain power in both the states. The counting of votes will be taken up on October 24. The term of the 288-member Maharashtra assembly ends on November 9 and that of the 90-member Haryana assembly on November 2.

06:27:01 on 20 Oct

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Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bala doesn’t seem to be getting rid of controversies, as singer-composer Dr Zeus has accused the makers, Maddock Films, of plagiarism for recreating his song ‘Don’t Be Shy’ without due credits. He also accused the music label, Sony Music and composers Sachin-Jigar of ‘riding off his old hits.’

06:05:14 on 20 Oct

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The global economy weighed down by tensions that have stalled international trade and elevated uncertainty, is expected to see slower growth in the next half-decade across a wide swath of economies. China has been a major driver of world growth for years, but its expansion is expected to continue to slow.

05:36:12 on 20 Oct

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Spider-Man actor Willem Dafoe has paired up with Twilight star Robert Pattinson for one of the strangest movies of the year, The Lighthouse. The film directed by Robert Eggers looks pretty intense which seems to have been accomplished after a ton of effort by the actors. Now his co-star Willem Dafoe has opened up about Pattinson's unique acting methods to Mr. Porter.

05:06:03 on 20 Oct

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These days, a great many people in the rich countries complain loudly about migration from the poor ones. But the game was rigged: First, the rich countries colonised us and stole our treasure and prevented us from building our industries. After plundering us for centuries, they left, having drawn up maps in ways that ensured permanent strife between our communities.

04:35:57 on 20 Oct

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said negotiations between India and the United States on a trade deal are going on in “full speed” and expressed hope that it will conclude soon. The ongoing trade deal negotiations briefly came up for discussion during a pull aside between Ms. Sitharaman and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the IMF headquarters.

04:05:09 on 20 Oct

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Small Wonder: An ode to nostagia

The 90s kids in India had limited access to American television shows but one show that we were blessed with, and which still evokes a sense of nostalgia was Small Wonder. The story of the Lawson family who adopt an android girl named Vicki was equal parts science fiction and comedy. Small Wonder was the story of a family and that appealed to an average Indian consumer.

03:35:58 on 20 Oct

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Even as the death of 23-year-old Subhashri continues to haunt Chennaiites, the news of another life being lost to the banner menace in the state has come to light. A 13-year-old boy, the only son to his parents died after being electrocuted by an advertisement-hoarding of a bank in Cuddalore district on Saturday.

03:04:46 on 20 Oct

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Boris Johnson has sent a request to the EU for a delay to Brexit - but without his signature. The request was accompanied by a second letter, signed by Mr. Johnson, which says he believes that a delay would be a mistake. The PM was required by law to ask the EU for an extension to the 31 October deadline after losing a Commons vote.

02:35:20 on 20 Oct

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Despite being settled overseas, the Tamil diaspora loves to recreate the life they left behind in India. Here’s a glimpse of their lives, celebrations and struggles on foreign shores. Born and brought up in the United States, Rahul is a second-generation Indian American in his forties working for a wall street firm in the heart of Manhattan.

02:05:20 on 20 Oct

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Shah Rukh Khan is spending time with friends and family these days. The actor and his wife Gauri Khan hosted an intimate get-together at their Alibaug bungalow on Friday, which saw their close industry friends in attendance. Gauri shared a group picture from the party on Instagram and captioned it with a heart emoji.

01:35:37 on 20 Oct

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Assistant professor N Surya Raghavendra, the English Head of Department at the Adikavi Nannaya University (ANU) in Andhra Pradesh was sent to 14-day judicial remand after he was accused of sexually harassing his students. The accused was arrested on Thursday evening and produced before the Principal Junior Civil Judge-cum-Judicial Magistrate in Rajamahendravaram.

01:05:21 on 20 Oct

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Sri Lanka removed from FATF's Grey List

Sri Lanka has been removed from the "Grey List" of the international terror financing watchdog FATF, according to a media report. The island nation will no longer be subject to the Financial Action Task Force's monitoring under its on-going global anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism compliance process, the Colombo Gazette reported on Saturday

12:35:29 on 20 Oct

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There is no denying the fact that Shah Rukh Khan is a pro at giving witty speeches. So it comes as no surprise that even yesterday at the Change Within meet hosted by PM Narendra Modi to mark Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, SRK didn't leave a chance to light up the room with his amazing sense of humour; especially the intro wherein he mentioned Aamir Khan.

12:05:17 on 20 Oct

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Piyush Goyal, addressing a press conference on Friday, had said, "Abhijit Banerjee won the Nobel prize, I congratulate him. But you all know what his understanding is. His thinking is totally Left-leaning. He had praised the NYAY scheme effusively, but the people of India totally rejected his thinking."

11:35:23 on 20 Oct

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In this series, we take a trip down memory lane, back to the Madras of the 1900s, as we unravel tales and secrets of the city through its most iconic personalities and episodes. Right from the beginning, Chepauk cricket ground, part of the Arcot Palace that was spread over 117 acres, was associated with the game in this cricket-mad city.

10:57:01 on 20 Oct

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Two tech savvy teenagers from Christchurch moved into the online porn industry straight out of high school. They moved to the United States to film sex scenes with 'amateur' women in hotel rooms, making millions in the process. But their sleazy empire started to crumble when 22 women say they were tricked into becoming porn stars.

10:05:24 on 20 Oct

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Robert Zemeckis is in early talks to direct Disney’s live-action “Pinocchio.” Andrew Miano and Chris Weitz will produce through their company Depth of Field with Weitz penning the script. “Paddington” director Paul King had originally been tapped to direct but had to leave the project for unknown reasons at the beginning of the year.

09:05:50 on 20 Oct

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Ever since I was a kid, I've loved reading. The joy of getting lost in a story, waiting to see how a fictional character's life unfolds and keeping myself from flipping to the last page right at the beginning - this is what made up my childhood, and frankly, even today is the favourite part about my weekends.

07:57:01 on 20 Oct

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The Link Between Sleep and Breast Cancer

You probably know sleep is important for mood, appetitite, and crushing your workouts—but bad sleep hygiene can have more serious consequences. What time you hit the pillow and how restful your shut-eye is can affect your breast cancer risk, new research shows. Disruptions of your circadian rhythm, which can result from poor sleep, may play a role in breast cancer.

07:06:18 on 20 Oct

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In my head, the new pics of Jennifer Lopez in a Zuhair Murad Couture wedding dress come from her and Alex Rodriguez getting married in a big ceremony and living happily ever after in blissful multi-millionaire matrimony. In reality, that is not what’s happening. Lopez was spotted in an enormous strapless wedding gown and veil, but alas, it’s not really her own.

11:05:20 on 19 Oct

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It is no illusion that certain foods are more nutritious than others, some contain more benefits than others and when you’re in need of a boost in say, Vitamin C for example, there are the obvious foods we reach out to for that fix. However there are other things to consider before filling up your fridge with these ingredients.

10:05:12 on 19 Oct

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Multani mitti (or Fuller’s Earth) can truly be considered a jack of all trades. It can deep-cleanse pores, mattify skin and reverse pigmentation, all at the same time. So it’s no wonder that it was a non-negotiable part of your grandmother’s DIY skin and hair masks. Scroll ahead for our edit of the best products you can buy to include multani mitti in your beauty routines.

09:05:57 on 19 Oct

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While adaptations of literary works to TV has produced results ranging from the spectacular to the dismal, streaming platforms have elevated literary adaptations to new standards. In this era of peak TV, having finally laid to rest the supposition that ‘books are always better than their adaptations’, here are 5 shows we are wishing into existence:

08:05:06 on 19 Oct

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Zendaya Is Just Trying to Keep Her Cool

Let’s get one thing straight: Zendaya never likes it when people watch her cry. The irony is that Rue, the drug-seeking teen she plays on HBO’s drama Euphoria, is all about the tears. Between bites of yellow watermelon, she explains that she has to remember not to cover her face while filming. “I always hide my face when I cry,” she says, tossing back her curly locks.

07:05:21 on 19 Oct

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Allu Arjun's song becomes most-liked one

Allu Arjun's Hindi movies (dubbed) create records on YouTube now and then. It's now the turn of his song to be in the news for a unique record. 'Samajavaragamana' from 'Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo' has successfully clocked 700,000 likes, thereby emerging as the most liked Telugu number. Singer Sid Sriram recently remarked that it's just the beginning.

06:35:17 on 19 Oct

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A state of emergency has been declared in the Chilean capital, Santiago, after protests sparked by increased metro ticket prices turned violent. Protesters - many of them high school and university students - jumped turnstiles, attacked several underground stations, started fires and blocked traffic, leaving widespread damage across the city.

06:05:11 on 19 Oct

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Pakistan failed miserably at the FATF plenary by passing only five of the 27 parameters in its outcome report. Giving lectures has been considered a virtue in the fight against terrorism. India Today has learned that of the five parameters that Pakistan managed to pass, one was, lectures to bankers regularly and the other was placing terrorist names on the website.

05:35:11 on 19 Oct

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Recently, Sanaya Irani hosted a special screening of her upcoming film Ghost for Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon co-star Barun Sobti and other friends. The actress' husband Mohit Sehgal took to Instagram and shared snaps of the fun get together that all of them had. Other television personalities, Drashti Dhami and Ridhi Dogra too marked their attendance at the screening.

05:05:18 on 19 Oct

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As the Maharashtra assembly elections near, even rains have failed to dampen the spirit of politicians such as Sharad Pawar. A video of the NCP chief drenched in rain and admitting his “mistake” in choosing candidates for the national elections in Satara has gone viral, a day after PM Modi attacked him for not “having courage” to contest LS polls from the constituency.

04:35:10 on 19 Oct

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Depositors of the scam-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank held a protest outside the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) headquarters in south Mumbai on Saturday. The depositors gathered outside the RBI around 11.45 a.m. and held protests by showing placards and chanting slogans against PMC Bank and the RBI, a police official said.

04:05:15 on 19 Oct

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In response to RTI queries filed by The Wire, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has said that it cannot supply documents related to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 “for the sake of national security”. The ministry also refused to provide information regarding the Centre’s decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

03:27:01 on 19 Oct

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The 'Power Star' of Tollywood, Pawan Kalyan, turned into a full-fledged politician following which he decided to call it quits as an actor. While his fans are upset over the star’s decision not to act in movies further, there may be some solace to them in the news that his son Akira Nandan will be foraying into the Telugu film industry.

02:57:01 on 19 Oct

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Ind vs SA 3rd Test Day: IND 205/3 at tea

With a massive session runrate of 4.62, India close the second session as the play disbands for tea break. With Rohit Sharma on 108* and Ajinkya Rahane on 74*, India have really upped the ante off late. 134 runs in the second session without a wicket. IND are 205/3 after 52 overs.

02:34:30 on 19 Oct

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Remember the real Bhavesh Joshi? In Vikramaditya Motwane’s 2018 film Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, the titular character was a daredevil social activist whose exposes of wrongdoers led to his death, after which his friend (Harshvardhan Kapoor) took up his name and transformed into a costumed crime-fighter.

02:27:01 on 19 Oct

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The festive season invariably brings back the usual suspicion—that milk and milk products we buy are largely adulterated. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) conducted a survey, collecting 6,432 milk samples from across the country, and found that only 12 of them were adulterated and unsafe for human consumption.

01:57:01 on 19 Oct

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Indrani Mukerjea has claimed to have paid a bribe of $5 million to former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram through offshore payments in Singapore, Mauritius, Bermuda, the UK and Switzerland, the Central Bureau of Investigation stated in the charge sheet filed in a special court on Friday in the INX Media case.

01:17:42 on 19 Oct

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Netflix has released a movie based on the so-called Panama Papers despite an attempt by two lawyers to stop the streaming premiere. Two Panamanian lawyers, Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, sued Netflix in federal court in Connecticut this week, saying the movie defamed them and could prejudice criminal cases against them.

12:35:17 on 19 Oct

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NASA made history Friday morning when astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station to replace a faulty battery charger. The all-female spacewalk - the first of its kind "in human history," the agency said - began at 7:38 a.m. Eastern time as the two American astronauts set their suits to battery power mode.

12:04:41 on 19 Oct

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India win the toss and elect to bat. Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis brings in a stand-in player, Temba Bavuma, to change his luck at the toss, but it did not work. India make one change - Ishant Sharma sits out to make way for Shahbaz Nadeem, who makes his debut. South Africa make plenty of changes with Heinrich Klaasen, Zubayr Hamza and Lungi Ngidi included into the side.

11:27:01 on 19 Oct

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10-member team to trap elusive leopard

The Tirupattur District Forest Officer (DFO) has ordered the formation of a ten-member special team with guards, watchers, foresters and range officers, headed by Tirupattur Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) to trap an elusive leopard that has scared the residents of Samarishikuppam village near Pernambut.

10:57:01 on 19 Oct

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The wife of Hindu Samaj Party chief Kamlesh Tiwari, who was shot dead on Friday, has threatened to self-immolate herself demanding justice for her husband. The family members have said they will not cremate his body till Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath pays them a visit. She claimed that Tiwari used to get threat calls every day but the administration did not act upon it.

10:01:52 on 19 Oct

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Does fall even begin before you buy a new pair of boots? We think not. The crisp autumn air requires indulging in a much-needed set of booties, almost as much as you're required to chug a day's worth of calories in a PSL. Everlane, the San Francisco-based clothing brand launched the perfect ankle boot.

08:57:01 on 19 Oct

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It was an ecstatic moment for Neeraj George Baby from Aluva in Kerala when he recently conquered Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak of Africa. He achieved this feat on one leg and with the help of crutches. According to a report by The Hindu, Neeraj was just 9 years old when one of his legs had to be amputated after he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour.

07:57:01 on 19 Oct

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We here at Cosmo firmly believe that your bed should be an oasis. Being cozy and comfortable is practically our religion. Which is why we've tested the best pillows for side-sleepers, the cutest duvet covers, the comfiest cotton sheets, the softest sheets, the most luxurious sheets, and now we'd like to talk to you about winter sheets.

06:57:01 on 19 Oct

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I'm almost three years out of journalism school, on my second job, and hold a position of leadership. So, as per my personal targets, I'm doing fairly alright. Everything is fine. Everything is fine, except in my head. On some days, I fall apart, panic, and it feels like multiple volcanoes exploding in my insides, and my body becomes lava.

10:57:01 on 18 Oct

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As winter leisurely makes its way to the Indian subcontinent, numerous civic buildings, studios, palaces and forts are opening up their lawns and gardens to accommodate a legion of students, bibliophiles, journalists, editors, scholars and critics from across the globe. If you love books, you can’t afford to miss out on these.

10:05:21 on 18 Oct

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The increasingly common disorder triggers the loss of brain function including memory wipeout and confusion and it affects over 850,000 people in the UK; this is expected to rise to 2 million by 2051. While there is no cure for dementia, there are preventative steps that can be taken to delay its onset.

08:57:01 on 18 Oct

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Check out Rajkummar Rao's cool new ride

By now everyone know what a fine actor Rajkummar Rao is. Not many know that Rajkummar is also an automobile nut. His latest toy is a 1000cc+ Harley-Davidson FatBoy – part of the American brand’s SoftTail cruiser bike. It's almost 2.3m long and has a torquey 114Nm engine. But it isn’t something he bought just to make a social statement.

07:57:02 on 18 Oct

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It’s impossible to talk about the causes of America’s opioid epidemic without pointing to the manufacturers and distributors that marketed and proliferated dangerous opioid painkillers. Yet for much of the crisis, these multibillion dollar opioid companies have avoided much in the way of serious accountability. Until, perhaps, now.

07:05:29 on 18 Oct

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Mexico has deported 311 Indian nationals to New Delhi, the National Migration Institute (INM) said, calling it unprecedented transatlantic deportation. The move follows a deal Mexico struck with the United States in June, vowing to significantly curb US-bound migration in exchange for averting US tariffs on Mexican exports.

06:27:01 on 18 Oct

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The CBI on Friday filed a charge sheet against 14 persons, including former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti, in the INX Media case. “The probe team has filed the charge sheet in the case. More details are awaited,” said a CBI official. The agency had got sanction from the Central government to prosecute Mr. Chidambaram.

05:57:01 on 18 Oct

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On October 23, Ganguly will take charge as the BCCI president; the next day he will sit with the selection committee to discuss, among other things, Dhoni's future. It's consistent with his earlier statements on Dhoni's future, that there was no pressing need for him to leave the game.

05:27:01 on 18 Oct

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The rich and the powerful of Maharashtra politics — sugar barons and owners and patrons of engineering and medical colleges — appear set to queer the pitch for the Congress and the NCP, their former benefactors, in the October 21 Maharashtra elections. These barons had abandoned their decades-old patrons in droves to join the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

04:57:02 on 18 Oct

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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's PDA has never escaped us, and honestly, fans don't wish for that to happen either. The actress attended the MAMI film festival last night and oh boy, she totally looked dreamy in the gown. And while we were definitely floored by her look, just like almost every time, husband Ranveer had similar feelings.

04:27:01 on 18 Oct

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A research scholar at Delhi’s Ambedkar University has alleged being subjected to casteist slurs and continuous harassment by a batchmate. The complainant, who did not wish to be named, told The Quint that the accused has been running “a campaign on the campus against me and has maligned my image by saying that I misuse my caste identity.”

03:57:01 on 18 Oct

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Nivetha Thomas mass tweet on Darbar role!

Superstar Rajnikanth is teaming with director AR Murugadoss for the first time in Darbar . It was recently revealed that Nivetha Thomas might be seen as Rajnikanth's daughter in the movie, and now Nivetha Thomas had tweeted "And now for the world to know!There is and will only be ONE #AadityaArunachalam And he, is MY Appa. Watch! Out! #Darbar" thereby confirming her role.

03:27:02 on 18 Oct

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The Brexit deal euphoria that ignited Tata Motors Ltd’s stock on Thursday seems to have ebbed. Shares of the global auto giant eased by 2% on Friday, shedding a part of the 13% gain clocked the previous day. To be sure, the news brings a huge relief for investors when investors were fearful of a “no-deal Brexit".

02:57:01 on 18 Oct

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The Pro Kabaddi League has definitely changed the sport in more ways than one. But the most telling alterations were the subtle tweaks to the rules that made the game faster and appealing to the viewers. While most rules have made a positive impact on the game, few rules have left the fans scratching their heads.

02:27:01 on 18 Oct

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When Japan’s youngest prince, Hisahito, visited Bhutan in August on his first overseas trip just months after his uncle Naruhito became emperor, his trip was regarded as the debut of a future monarch on the world stage. The visit was rare public exposure for the boy on whose shoulders the future of the monarchy rests.

01:57:01 on 18 Oct

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Muslim parties in the Ayodhya land dispute case on Friday issued a statement expressing shock over reports suggesting that the Sunni Waqf Board was withdrawing from the case. The Muslim parties, except the Board, issued a clarificatory statement to say they don't accept the SC appointed mediation panel's proposal on the purported settlement to amicably resolve the dispute.

01:32:11 on 18 Oct

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Even as a Mumbai court on Thursday remanded PMC Bank's former director Surjit Singh Arora in police custody till October 22 in connection with the multi-crore scam at the bank, aggrieved depositors have endorsed Harsha Bhogle's call to return their money. Appreciating Bhogle's support, they seek continued support and request other celebrities to speak up for the cause.

01:16:49 on 18 Oct

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Downton Abbey movie review

You overlooked everything else that history books taught you about the unfairness of the class divide to believe in a fairytale that was just too cozy to give up. In an Amazon Prime full of true-crime series, this was the one corner where all was good and sweet and the worst thing that could befall a character was some missing silver spoons from the main dining hall.

01:05:22 on 18 Oct

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West Bengal police cybercrime cell has arrested Congress leader Sanmoy Bandyopadhyay for posting against the West Bengal Secretary. Congress workers are set to stage protest against the Trinamool Congress government and Purulia Police today. This is not the first time that cops have taken action people for criticising the West Bengal government

12:27:01 on 18 Oct

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Alliance Air’s flight from Chennai landed in Jaffna, Sri Lanka on Thursday morning marking a new beginning in the connectivity between the two countries. The water salute to the ATR aircraft was not just an honorary gesture. It also marked the resuming of flight services between Tamil Nadu and Jaffna after around 50 years.

12:05:27 on 18 Oct

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As the first step, they have completed the programme at Chennai Urdu Middle School, Perambur Barracks Road, and it coincided with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s 88th birth anniversary (October 15). As a tribute to Kalam, 27 students from the school created an 11x13 artwork called The Big Picture using 2,000 butterflies made by origami craft.

11:27:01 on 18 Oct

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Qantas Airways Ltd. will ditch the traditional in-flight service routine for this weekend's marathon nonstop trip from New York to Sydney. At almost 20 hours, the unprecedented journey is set to be the world's longest flight. It's a key test run as Qantas prepares to start direct commercial services connecting Sydney with New York and London as soon as 2022.

10:57:01 on 18 Oct

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Jason Momoa celebrated the news that Zoë Kravitz has been cast as Catwoman in a sweet post on Instagram on Tuesday. The “Aquaman” actor said he is “stoked” about his stepdaughter’s upcoming role in the new Batman movie. Momoa is married to actress Lisa Bonet, who had Kravitz, 30, with her ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz.

10:05:42 on 18 Oct

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TikTok is a force to be reckoned with, especially since it's also worked as a great leveller, with many of its stars hailing from small towns that didn’t have internet access until recently. But while we know exactly what an Instagram influencer’s job profile is like, there’s still a lack of understanding when it comes to content creators on TikTok.

09:05:38 on 18 Oct

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8 Benefits of Doing Free Weights Exercises

According to trainers and science, incorporating them into your workout routine is the surest way to strengthen your muscles, burn calories, and become better at pretty much everything you do. Win-win. Here, all the benefits of using free weights vs. machines. (Next up, read about the benefits of lifting weights in general.)

07:57:02 on 18 Oct

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With 30 days on Headspace clinically proven to reduce stress by a third, the founder and CEO aims to bridge the gap between meditation and medication. “We’re working to a point where doctors aren’t just recommending it but they’re prescribing it,” he revealed. Andy opens up about the surprising benefits of meditation, why three minutes a day can make all the difference.

06:57:01 on 18 Oct

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While there isn't an "end" to learning about sexuality (both my own and in general), there are countless things I wish I'd known about sex when I first started getting busy in my teen years. I sincerely hope that these lessons will help other women looking to own their power and enjoy their sexuality to the fullest—even if they don't have a sexologist BFF.

10:57:01 on 17 Oct

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There are a lot of ways that stress can mess with your body. If you really freak out, you can go into full immune system shutdown. (If you experience such symptoms, see a doctor immediately.) But if you’re here for more vain reasons—like how to prevent stress pimples and premature aging and patchy hair loss—then read on.

10:05:08 on 17 Oct

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Now in their 30s, many adults have begun rekindling the childhood joy of hobby cultivation. The motivations, however, are far from those in their childhoods. As kids, our hobbies needed validating. As adults, they validate us. Many things can make someone in their 30s kindle a relationship with new hobbies.

09:05:32 on 17 Oct

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It appears Jennifer Aniston has a lot of friends. The former Friends star has smashed the Instagram record previously set by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's @sussexroyal account, amassing a whopping 8.6 million followers in just 24 hours. In fact, so quick was her rise to Instagram fame — her account reportedly briefly crashed shortly after its launch.

08:05:36 on 17 Oct

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella earned $42.9 million in total compensation for the fiscal year 2019 - 66 per cent rise from the prior fiscal year, the company has announced. Nadella received a $1 million base salary jump and an increase in stocks. When he took over in 2014, Nadella took home $84.3 million which is the highest earnings in a fiscal year for him so far.

06:57:01 on 17 Oct

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Thirty-five foreigners were killed and four others injured when a bus crashed with another heavy vehicle in the Muslim holy city of Medina, Saudi state media said on Thursday. The accident on Wednesday involved a collision between "a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)" in the western Saudi Arabian city.

06:27:02 on 17 Oct

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Retelling Sleeping Beauty through the eyes of an otherwise antagonist character? A powerful concept! Does Maleficent deliver this time around though? For me, she did but it was only during the last few minutes in the final battle which felt awfully reminiscent to the iconic Battle of Blackwater from Game of Thrones.

05:27:01 on 17 Oct

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After becoming the first nation to appoint a minister for artificial intelligence (AI) in 2017, the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday launched what it calls the ‘world’s first AI university’ in Abu Dhabi, with the opening of the Mohammad Bin Zayed University of Artifical Intelligence. MBZUAI will be the world’s first graduate university with a dedicated focus on AI.

05:05:23 on 17 Oct

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His eyes are bloodshot. Weaver A Shanmugasundaram is tired. He worked 96 hours straight last week to create his masterpiece: a tomato-red silk shawl with the face of Chinese President Xi Jinping woven in gold zari in the centre. “It will take at least another two days for my eyes to return to their normal colour,” he smiles.

04:35:24 on 17 Oct

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When foreign resident doctors at Chandigarh’s PGIMER were told that they would be paid a stipend for the first time, their counterparts at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences saw a ray of hope. The circular also added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had conveyed instructions to complete the process by 16 June 2018.

04:05:19 on 17 Oct

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India has more than 630 million internet subscribers. But for every Indian who has access to the internet, there is at least one who does not and that person is most likely living in a rural area. Smriti Parsheera writes on the country's growing digital divide. There is an exuberance around India's digital story.

03:27:01 on 17 Oct

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Netflix has missed its subscriber numbers for the second consecutive quarter — a result that could worry Wall Street as the streaming company braces for a slew of competitors that are coming in the next few months. Netflix added 6.8 million subscribers in its third quarter of the year instead of the 7 million it expected.

03:05:32 on 17 Oct

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When All India Football Federation officials, the clubs representatives from the I League and the India Super League landed in Kuala Lumpur to understand the roadmap for a unified league that had been finalised by the Asian Football Confederation, none of them were expecting any drastic change of direction for Indian football.

02:27:01 on 17 Oct

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BOURBON WHISKEY and frozen chicken cuts from the US may soon become cheaper in India. These are among the items in a basket of American food and beverage products that the government is finalising to reduce import duties as part of New Delhi’s bid to resolve its trade issues with Washington. This basket also includes walnuts, apples, un-denatured ethanol and milk albumin.

02:05:43 on 17 Oct

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has reportedly cancelled his foreign tour to dedicate time to writing the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya. As per sources, the Chief Justice of India cancelled his multi-nation tour to ensure timely Ayodhya verdict before his retirement on November 17.

01:27:01 on 17 Oct

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Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the judgment in the Ayodhya land dispute case, concluding the 40-day-long marathon hearing. A written note is to be submitted in the next three days. Supreme Court has finished hearing all arguments in the Ayodhya case one hour before the set deadline.

01:05:31 on 17 Oct

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Actors Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary in an intimate fashion. A picture of the actors with their little son Taimur Ali Khan posing by a cake has gone viral. In the image, Saif stands next to a table with Taimur in his arms as the candles on the cake shoot up.

12:35:37 on 17 Oct

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Amid the ongoing TSRTC strike, two cases of alleged reckless driving emerged on Wednesday, where temporary drivers running the TSRTC buses knocked down two persons to death in separate accidents. According to reports, a woman identified as Abeeba Begum from Nizamabad was hit by a TSRTC bus at NTR Chowrasta killing her on the spot while she was crossing the road.

11:57:02 on 17 Oct

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The AIADMK ministers continue to be divided over the inclusion of Sasikala, who is likely to be released from Parapana Agraharam jail by next year. “Chinnamma release will create a ripple effect in the AIADMK and I whole-heartedly welcome the statement by Minister Rajendra Bhalaji,” rebel AMMK leader V Pughazhendi told DT Next.

11:27:01 on 17 Oct

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Hours after the BJP demanded Bharat Ratna for Vinayak Damodar Savarkar in its poll manifesto senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said his name was registered in the conspiracy behind Mahatma Gandhi's murder. “There are 2 aspects of his life, his participation in the independence struggle and when he came back after seeking an apology,” said Singh.

11:00:11 on 17 Oct

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Investors can find "no better place" in the world than India, which has a democracy-loving and capitalist-respecting environment, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. She assured international investors at an interaction session at the IMF's headquarters that the government was continuously working to bring reforms.

10:28:09 on 17 Oct

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Can you be an ethical biohacker?

To launch Reset, a new podcast from Recode and Vox in association with Stitcher about how tech is changing our lives, Duhaime-Ross revisited her 2016 story and interviewed Zayner once again. This time, as she explains below, they discussed what it means to be a biohacker in 2019 and where it might lead in the future.

09:05:12 on 17 Oct

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Hello, and good freakin’ ,morning! If you’re not feeling chipper at the moment, wait until you hear this super-exciting royal baby news: Baby Archie, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s cute new(ish)born bébé, is confirmed to be a redhead—just like his daddy! How adorable is that!!! Prince Harry said his son inherited his famous red hair.

07:57:02 on 17 Oct

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“Glass hair” went stratospheric last year. This year, we still want that high shine, but in a more relaxed and wearable way that we can create and maintain easily. Essentially we’re looking for lip gloss for our hair which, incidentally, is precisely the inspiration behind L’Oreal Professionnel’s new Majirel Glow treatment.

06:57:01 on 17 Oct

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