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Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Saturday alleged that 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare-led ATS acted against BJP leader Pragya Singh Thakur in the Malegaon blast case under pressure from the UPA government. Pragya Singh Thakur is BJP's candidate from Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency. "Congress was in power then. Everyone knows that ATS was under pressure," Mr Raut said.

02:25:36 on 20 Apr

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AAP said an alliance with Congress just in Delhi is not possible after the party refused to have a tie-up anywhere else with the AAP. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that giving three seats to the Congress in the national capital would mean “giving three seats to the BJP”, when asked his opinion on the 4:3 seat sharing formula proposed by the Congress.

02:20:04 on 20 Apr

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It is exciting to see when your post receives likes on Instagram. However, as part of a limited test aimed at promoting the well-being of the users, the Facebook-owned company is looking at hiding the count from the audience. Instagram describes the feature as one aimed at followers to focus on what one shares, not how many likes a post gets.

02:13:24 on 20 Apr

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Ram Gopal Varma is once again in the news and this time, he has announced a biopic on the life of Telangana chief minister Kulkukuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), on the occasion of Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu's birthday (April 20). RGV has been attacking Chandrababu Naidu ever since he came up with Lakshmi's NTR, which released recently.

01:55:04 on 20 Apr

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Speculation is rife on whether Priyanka Gandhi will fight the elections from Varanasi. If she decides to take the plunge, the city will witness what can safely be called the mother of all contests. With a Gandhi daughter pitted against a political figure no lesser than Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country will see a bout capable of setting the Ganga on fire.

01:39:59 on 20 Apr

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If it seems like your refrigerator is always stuffed to the brim, that might be because it’s packed with foods that really don’t need to be in there. There are a handful of fruits and vegetables that will actually taste worse if you store them at colder temps. The same goes for oils. So the next time you’re about to throw all of your groceries into the fridge, think twice.

01:29:18 on 20 Apr

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Thirteen people, including a child, were killed Friday when a group of unidentified gunmen opened fire on a party in the violence-wracked eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, officials said. The Secretariat of Public Safety said the gunmen arrived at a family reunion in Minatitlan asking to see someone named "El Becky' — the owner of a local bar — before opening fire.

01:23:00 on 20 Apr

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"I told him, 'You will be destroyed'. Forty-five days later, when terrorists killed him, sutak (mourning period) was over." These were the words of Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur – BJP's star candidate from Bhopal – for Hemant Karkare, the man who took bullets to the chest in the 26/11 terror attack of Mumbai and attained martyrdom saving the city.

01:18:26 on 20 Apr

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AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is expected to arrive in Kalapetta to campaign for her brother Rahul Gandhi, the Congress President and the candidate of the UDF from the Wayanad constituency. Congress expects a high-pitched campaign by Priyanka just three days after Rahul's extensive electoral campaign could help the party favourably in the election.

01:11:38 on 20 Apr

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Despite Facebook's claim that the live streaming video of the March 15 Christchurch shooting that killed 50 people was removed from its platforms, sections of the raw footage are still available for users to watch, the media reported. According to a report in Motherboard on Friday, certain videos on Facebook and Instagram show sections of the raw attack footage.

12:48:21 on 20 Apr

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A break-up of the donations made to two major national parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress, and revealed in their audited annual statements for the last two fiscals shows that the implementation of the electoral bonds scheme has substantially reduced the cash component of donations. Declared larger amounts are down anonymity on the rise.

12:36:46 on 20 Apr

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Even after 52 years, Tamil Nadu is yet to break its own record on the polling percentage. The Lok Sabha elections in 1967, the year when DMK snatched power from Congress saw 76.56 per cent of voters exercising their franchise and that remains the highest ever polling percentage in Tamil Nadu. This time, the final polling percentage stands at 71.90.

12:33:47 on 20 Apr

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BCCI Ombudsman D.K. Jain has asked all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener K.L. Rahul to pay a sum of Rs 1 lakh each, to widows of 10 constables in paramilitary forces who have lost their lives on duty. They have also been asked to deposit Rs 10 lakh in the fund created for the promotion of cricket for the blind as fine for their misconduct in a chat show.

12:28:09 on 20 Apr

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A whopping 87 per cent of professionals in India say that harassment prevention at the workplace is a very important trend for the future of hiring and HR compared to 71 per cent globally, a new LinkedIn report said. In India, 50 per cent of hiring professionals said that companies now talk about their harassment policies as part of their pitch to potential hires.

12:23:27 on 20 Apr

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More than two weeks ago Ajay Devgn was asked what he felt about rape-accused Alok Nath being a part of the film. “This is not the right place to talk about it. The film was completed before the allegations surfaced against the concerned person,” Devgn replied. Cut to Thursday the actor issued a lengthy statement mentioning Nath at several places and defending himself.

12:18:06 on 20 Apr

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CJI Ranjan Gogoi said the judiciary of this country is under threat. He said, "If judges have to work under these conditions, good people are not going to become judges." In the course of the hearing, CJI Ranjan Gogoi said: "I have taken this unusual and extraordinary step of sitting in court today because things have gone too far."

12:04:29 on 20 Apr

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A day after the elections to the 38 Lok Sabha seats and 18 vacant Assembly seats, top AIADMK leaders have started collecting feedback from the functionaries on the party performance in the polls that concluded on Thursday. According to AIADMK insiders, the ruling party members are upset with the pre-poll surveys by the media which gave the opposition DMK an edge.

12:00:13 on 20 Apr

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Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia lashed out at the Congress for "wasting AAP's time". Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh confirmed that there will be no alliance between the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress in Delhi. He also said that the Congress confirmed no to talks in Haryana. "They are saying they are just not interested in any talks on Haryana," Sisodia said.

11:55:38 on 20 Apr

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Twelve coaches of the Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday injuring at least 13 people. The train was going to New Delhi when the incident occurred near Rooma railway station under Maharajpur police station in Kanpur Nagar district around 12:50 am. Four out of the 12 derailed Linke Hofmann Busch coaches have overturned.

11:47:27 on 20 Apr

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has denied charges of sexual harassment levelled by a former woman employee against him. Ranjan Gogoi said the allegations levelled against him are by a woman who has a "criminal background". "There are two FIRs against her. How did she enter Supreme Court service when there was a criminal case pending? I inquired with the Delhi Police."

11:38:39 on 20 Apr

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The Congress is expected to announce its candidates for the seven seats in Delhi, putting to end speculation of an alliance with Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Congress has reportedly zeroed in on seven names for all constituencies. Sheila Dikshit, who heads the party's Delhi unit, is likely to contest from East Delhi.

11:32:37 on 20 Apr

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Health Minister K K Shailaja said the government will take strict actions against those who torture children. “The government is considering confiscation and selling of assets of the culprits who physically abuse children,” she said. The death of the three-year-old boy, who was brutally beaten up by his mother for disobedience, is cause for grave concern, she said.

11:25:16 on 20 Apr

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US President Donald Trump’s fondness for Fox News is no secret, with the channel also reciprocating the love in equal measure. But their courtship seemed to hit a rough patch over the past few days, with Trump tweeting his disappointment with the network for its interview with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

11:16:09 on 20 Apr

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The 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which killed thousands of people is among the world’s “major industrial accidents” of the 20th century, a UN report has said, warning that 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases each year. The report was released by the UN labour agency International Labour Organization.

11:08:31 on 20 Apr

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No election in Kerala has been as much about women as the Lok Sabha polls. Ever since the Supreme Court ordered that women of all ages could enter Sabarimala, Kerala politics has taken the course of the Pamba river, it has been owing close to the hill shrine. The Sabarimala issue is now larger than the mere entry of women into a space they were historically kept out of.

10:59:41 on 20 Apr

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Game of Thrones fans have been convinced that The Night King is a Targaryen because his fiery spiral resembled the house sigil and he rode an ice dragon. Fans pointed out the Night King's fire symbol at the end of season eight episode one had the hallmarks of a three-headed dragon which is the sigil of House Targaryen. And only Targaryens can ride dragons.

10:57:01 on 20 Apr

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BJP Karnataka chief BS Yeddyurappa took a swipe at former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Friday a day after the Janata Dal (Secular) chief said he was ready to sit by "Rahul Gandhi's side if he becomes Prime Minister". Deve Gowda on Thursday said he has no plans to retire from active politics and has been "forced to contest elections" under the current circumstances.

10:38:46 on 20 Apr

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As per the helpline data, around 3,500 students dialled ‘104’ from 10 am to 6 pm. The health helpline ‘104’ was flooded with calls from Class 12 students seeking assistance to overcome fear, anxiety, stress on Friday, after the exam results were released. Most of the callers were students who secured pass marks but could not score the marks they expected.

10:30:14 on 20 Apr

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Bollywood celebrities are just like us and just like us even they are bitten by the tattoo bug. While the tattoo trend is much prominent in Hollywood with celebrities like Justin Bieber, Adam Levine, and others have a lot of different tattoos on their bodies, our tinsel town stars have kept it subtle and simple. Check out the 8 Bollywood A-listers and their tattoos.

10:22:51 on 20 Apr

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In an affidavit sent to 22 judges of the Supreme Court on Friday, a former junior court assistant who worked in the residence office of the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has alleged that he had made sexual advances on her at his residence office on October 10 and 11, 2018. The Secretary-General of the Supreme Court of India has denied the allegation.

10:16:33 on 20 Apr

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There’s a “good chance” of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returning to a fighter cockpit soon but the final clearance will be given by the Bengaluru-based Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) where the 35-year-old will undergo a series of tests in the coming weeks. Varthaman was in Delhi last week for a medical review at the Air Force Central Medical Establishment.

09:58:55 on 20 Apr

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Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dhinakaran was unanimously elected as its general secretary on Friday, even as a decision was taken to have it registered as a political party. It was decided that VK Sasikala, currently the general secretary, would be elevated as president after her four-year imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case ends.

09:46:10 on 20 Apr

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The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party, flip-flopping over their proposed alliance for the past month, have again traded blame for the tie-up not materialising for Delhi and Haryana. While Congress’ PC Chacko said the AAP backtracked on forging an alliance, AAP leader Gopal Rai said it was Congress who backed off from the alliance deal after many rounds of discussion.

09:33:48 on 20 Apr

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BJP president Amit Shah said Friday that his party would abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution which gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir after getting a majority in both houses of parliament. Speaking at a poll rally at Dharampur in Gujarat's Valsad district, he also said the main issue in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections was national security.

09:04:30 on 20 Apr

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When Andre Russell walked out to bat at Eden Gardens on Friday, KKR were 79/4 in 11.5 overs. Chasing a mammoth 214, the required run rate of 16.66 seemed enormous even by Russell's standards. Yet, at the end of it all, KKR lost by just 10 runs, threatening to snatch the game from under RCB's noses yet another time. Russell was at his belligerent best again.

08:27:01 on 20 Apr

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A California couple were handed life sentences Friday after admitting to imprisoning and torturing 12 of their 13 children in a grisly "House of Horrors" case that shocked the world. David Allen Turpin, 57, and his wife Louise Anna Turpin, 50, had pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts and will serve at least 25 years before they are eligible for parole.

08:05:14 on 20 Apr

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Robert Mueller is now a best-selling author. Book publishers’ forthcoming editions of the special counsel’s report zoomed to the top of the Amazon’s and Barnes & Noble’s lists of book best-sellers Friday. That comes a day after the report was publicly released, culminating the nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

07:27:01 on 20 Apr

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In a last-ditch effort to form an alliance with the Congress, the AAP has postponed the nomination of its candidates. The effort was being made "to save the country from the Modi-Shah duo", senior party leader Gopal Rai said. On Saturday, AAP's East Delhi candidate Atishi, Chandini Chowk candidate Pankaj Gupta and Guhan Singh were to file their nominations.

06:57:01 on 20 Apr

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It's a high profile constituency where the CM's son is up against some formidable challenge from the late popular actor- turned- politician, M H Ambareesh's wife, Sumalatha. So keen is the interest in the outcome of the poll in Mandya that a day after it recorded a whopping 80.23 per cent turnout, betting is rampant across the district over who the winner is likely to be.

06:27:01 on 20 Apr

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A day after the Lok Sabha elections in the State, actor Rajnikanth on Friday reiterated his conviction to enter active politics. Stating he will not disappoint his fans in this regard, he said that his political entry will be only when Assembly elections are announced. As far as Lok Sabha elections were concerned, he did not support any political party.

05:57:01 on 20 Apr

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Mahesh Babu and Pooja Hegde starrer Maharshi is one of the most anticipated films of the year. People are not just waiting for the film but also for the songs. Recently the preview of the third song Everest Anchuna from the film was released and Mahesh Babu shared a peppy new poster also featuring Pooja Hegde. The pair is dressed in funky outfits and look ready to party.

05:27:01 on 20 Apr

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If you know what to watch on Netflix then it's completely fine, but those who don't know what to watch after a long day at work, the streaming service is reportedly testing a new random play button. Random Episode button allows you to randomly select something to watch. The button is tucked in the playback controls where a shuffle icon has the said label on it.

04:57:01 on 20 Apr

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The Notre-Dame de Paris had been damaged and changed many times since it was begun in the mid-12th century. But the fire on April 15 might have been its most catastrophic event. And for a long time, it remained a powerful symbol of church authority. Even today, it is the seat of the archbishop of Paris.

04:27:01 on 20 Apr

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The Rainbow Heroes

The third edition of the Pune International Queer film Festival (PIQFF) will be held in a country where homosexuality is no longer a crime. So, the festival will showcase the struggles that paved the way to the landmark judgement — Section 377 was read down in September 2018 by the Supreme Court — and continue for many individuals in an unequal society.

03:57:01 on 20 Apr

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Old iPhones Don’t Die, They Get Recycled

Old iPhones don’t die, but they get recycled. If there is one tech company that has relentlessly focused on the environment, it is Apple. The Cupertino based company has announced the 2019 Environment Report, the expansion for the global recycling programs as well as the opening of the 9,000 square-foot Material Recovery Lab in Austin, Texas.

03:25:02 on 20 Apr

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What makes our decisions morally just or objectionable? It is the brain activity that is responsible for the differences in our moral behaviour, reveals a new study. For the study, published in Nature Communications journal, researchers developed a computational strategy model to examine the brain activity patterns linked to the moral strategies.

02:55:02 on 20 Apr

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As investigations continue into Hyderabad-based IT Grids, forensic analysis of recovered hard drives has revealed 2 crore Aadhaar records, this time from Punjab. This is in addition to the 7.8 crore from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh which had been revealed earlier this week. It seems like voter related information was used to try and remove voters from electoral rolls.

02:25:02 on 20 Apr

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In March this year, the first ever Male Slapping Championship was held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, as part of the annual Siberian Power Show. As the name suggests, it is a sport where two opponents take turns to slap each other. And as bizarre as it sounds, it is one of the most popular emerging forms of combat sports in the world today.

01:55:01 on 20 Apr

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The dictionary might disagree but Chilla is not simply 'a home' for its children, for those who have found their way there, it is home. Established in the year 2000 by Anil A or Chilla Anil as he's been dubbed since, the organisation is a haven for the children of sex workers, HIV orphans and children-in-conflict with the law.

01:30:02 on 20 Apr

Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier recentlyposted a picture on her Instagram story donning a blue golden traditional outfit paired with a golden dupatta. The 'Oru Adaar Love' actress looks breathtaking as she completed the look with a simple black bindi and her irresistibly charming smile will surely make your heart skip a beat.

01:25:01 on 20 Apr

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10 ways to deal with an office crush

Having a crush at work is a normal reaction. It can be hard to fight the feelings and ignore him, because you have to interact with him. You might not be your office’s ‘Jim and Pam’, but that’s alright. Don’t fret; we’ve rounded up a list of things you can do to handle when you’re crushing on your co-worker in the best way possible.

12:57:01 on 20 Apr

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In your working life you might look to avoid showing any signs of flirtation with your colleagues, after all it doesn’t exactly scream professionalism, but mutual flirtatious behaviour could actually increase your productivity within the workplace. The belief that office romances are nothing but a hindrance on productivity is outdated.

12:27:01 on 20 Apr

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According to the study, which was published in the Journal of Pediatrics, normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that lead to difficult toileting behaviours. These children are often picky eaters who might be overly sensitive to food textures, tastes, or odours.

11:57:01 on 19 Apr

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A recent study, which included 139 eight-year-old children, has concluded that low levels of testosterone and high levels of empathy may explain the low levels of aggressive behaviour in girls. The findings also suggest that low levels of empathy and high levels of cortisol may account for high levels of aggressive behaviour in boys.

11:27:01 on 19 Apr

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A Muslim undertrial claimed that he was beaten and branded with an Om symbol by Tihar jail officials. The case came to light after the man's family approached Karkardooma court with a complaint that their son's life was "in danger in the jail". When Shabbir alias Nabbir was brought before magistrate, it was found that the Om symbol had been engraved on his back.

10:57:02 on 19 Apr

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The BJP's Kerala Lok Sabha candidates are using the party's organ in the state to comply with the SC judgment that all those in the fray publicise criminal cases registered against them in a newspaper with wide circulation for three days. The BJP candidates, most of them booked for participating in the Sabarimala agitation, have filed the cases they face in "Janmabhoomi".

10:42:01 on 19 Apr

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Climate change, pollution and biodiversity destruction are some of the most urgent challenges, and a new-generation of revolutionary activists are fighting them. There are some leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi who have started an all-out war against environment in the last five years. This is also the most under-reported failure of the Modi government.

10:25:02 on 19 Apr

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Facing a massive backlash over her comments boasting about her "curse" on 26/11 hero Hemant Karkare, BJP leader Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur on Friday evening apologized and said she is "taking back her words". She said Hemant Karkare was killed by terrorists and is certainly is a martyr.

10:12:01 on 19 Apr

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It’s the overriding question about foldable phones: can they survive all that… folding? The answer seems to be no. Take Samsung Electronics Co.’s new foldable handset. According to early reviews, it stopped working within just two days. That’s an ominous sign for the smartphone industry, which had been hoping the technology would provide its next growth spurt.

09:55:01 on 19 Apr

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The Game of Thrones fever is back after two long years with a return to Winterfell! Was the wait worth it? Where is the show headed? What is Cersei’s endgame and what about her goddamn elephants? Tune in to this special episode of Pop Sanskriti where we geek out and discuss the premiere episode of Season 8 and what to expect from the next episode.

09:42:02 on 19 Apr

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This Lok Sabha election, nearly 8.4 crore first-time voters are set to cast their ballots. And jobs are likely to be on the top of their minds. Regardless of the political alliance that comes to power on 23 May, be it the BJP-led NDA or the Congress-led UPA or a coalition, creating jobs for the educated youth should be the top priority for them.

09:25:01 on 19 Apr

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Low-cost carrier SpiceJet has hired as many as 500 pilots, cabin crew, technical and other ground staff in recent weeks, most of them coming from the now grounded Jet Airways. He added that SpiceJet will induct a large number of planes soon. The airline on Thursday had said it will induct as many as 27 planes in a record time of less than two weeks.

08:55:01 on 19 Apr

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Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo say they might have included some fake footage in the trailers and teasers to guard the secrets of the highly anticipated film. The brothers said that their intent behind keeping the plot under wraps was to take the load off the stars who face probing queries from the press about the film's storyline.

08:42:01 on 19 Apr

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Virat Kohli is geared up and ready for the 2019 Cricket World Cup which starts in a few weeks in England. As India captain and the best batsman in the team, there will be plenty of expectations from all of India. However, Kohli said he thought the expectations were fair but his focus was on helping the team win.

08:25:01 on 19 Apr

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The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, the controversial Pragya Thakur, spoke to Ranjan about the charges against her, the issues in the Lok Sabha elections, and whether or not her entry will polarise the elections. This is the time to expose them on the issue of saffron and Hindu terror, says Pragya Thakur. Edited excerpts:

08:12:01 on 19 Apr

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: As Priyanka Chaturvedi, the Congress's high profile spokesperson, quit the party and joined the Shiv Sena today, she faced the inevitable question - would she still sing the song she had made up about Union Minister Smriti Irani, now that she's an ally? "I will keep singing," she replied.

07:56:44 on 19 Apr

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Flamboyant entrepreneur and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk often finds his way to that funny side of Twitter with his quirky, often weird, tweets and jokes. Musk, who usually does not shy away from jokes that are slightly "spacey" (ahem), has once again made a small splash on social media after he "revived" the "absolute unit" meme from 2018.

07:54:16 on 19 Apr

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These are the first words that come to mind on the mention of Kashmir. Even though the situation in Kashmir is mostly tense, this 25-year-old actor, writer and rapper Kashmiri boy has a unique way of expressing his feelings. His name is Muazzam Bhat. Muazzam is a ‘conscious rapper’ which is a sub-genre of hip-hop that focuses on creating awareness and imparting knowledge.

07:37:30 on 19 Apr

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Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya once again used social media to reiterate his offer to pay back the debt owed to public sector banks in India, targeting this time the SBI for allegedly wasting Indian taxpayers' money on expensive legal fees in the UK. Mallya is wanted in India on charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to an alleged Rs. 9,000 crores.

07:27:31 on 19 Apr

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The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday launched a new mobile application for near-realtime availability of voter turnout during elections across the country. The beta version of the "Voter Turnout" app, available for Android via the Google Play store, currently shows the state-wise and constituency-wise voter turnout in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

07:14:43 on 19 Apr

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The ruling AIADMK on Friday invited applications from aspiring candidates to contest the forthcoming by-polls to the four assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu scheduled next month. In a statement in Chennai, the AIADMK said the candidates have been directed to collect the application forms on April 21 by paying Rs. 25,000 and submit the filled-in forms the same day.

07:10:40 on 19 Apr

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In a bizarre turn of events the President of Liberia was forced to work from home recently after snakes infiltrated his office. A spokesperson conveyed that apparently two snakes were found in the building where the President’s office is situated, which is why he started working from home.

07:10:36 on 19 Apr

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The Supreme Court will hear on April 22 a petition seeking direction to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to prosecute voters who are involved in electoral malpractices during the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has posted the matter for further hearing on April 22.

07:07:13 on 19 Apr

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Rohit Tiwari death: murder case registered

Three days after the son of the late Congressman N.D. Tiwari, Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, was declared brought dead at a hospital in New Delhi, police on Friday said they have registered a murder case. The post-mortem report suggested that the cause of death was unnatural, after which a case under section 302 has been registered at the Defence Colony Police Station.

06:55:44 on 19 Apr

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Congress Communications chief Randeep Singh Surjewala on Friday said it was the failure of his leadership that led to the resignation of Priyanka Chaturvedi. Chaturvedi today joined the Shiv Sena, claiming that she was hurt after her party let her down by reinstating party workers who misbehaved with her.

06:51:38 on 19 Apr

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A suspect was arrested in Karnataka's Raichur town for his alleged involvement in the rape of a girl and abetment of her suicide, police said on Friday. Yadav, a self-employed youth, was charged under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sent to 14-day judicial remand for interrogation.

06:44:58 on 19 Apr

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The BJP on Friday distanced itself from Pragya Singh Thakur’s controversial comment that IPS officer Hemant Karkare died in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as she had cursed him. The party said it was her personal view which she might have made “due to years of physical and mental torture”.

06:43:22 on 19 Apr

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Ajinkya Rahane has filed an application to seek permission from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his county cricket debut. The application from India's Test vice-captain has been filed in anticipation to play county cricket for Hampshire from May to mid-July.

06:41:01 on 19 Apr

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The Congress demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise to the country and take action against the BJP’s Bhopal nominee Pragya Singh Thakur, who claimed that 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare died because she had cursed him for “torturing” her. Congress said the remark was an insult to every soldier who has sacrificed his life for the country while fighting terrorism.

06:36:04 on 19 Apr

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While many would remember her for playing Shah Rukh Khan’s son in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Ahsas Channa has grown up to become a beautiful and talented actor. After trying her hands in movies and a few TV shows, the 19-year-old has taken the digital medium by storm. Ahsas is currently seen in Kota Factory as the firebrand girl Shivangi.

06:21:16 on 19 Apr

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Google-owned YouTube is now offering its music streaming service for free on Google Home as well as other Assistant-powered smart speakers. Along with a free 30-day trial, YouTube Premium subscribers would be allowed to request specific albums, songs, artists and playlists on-demand along with other player controls like unlimited skips and song replay.

06:17:43 on 19 Apr

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Apurvi Saini, 21, recently bagged the title of ‘Rubaru Face of Beauty International India 2019’ in the grand national final of ‘Rubaru Miss India Elite 2019’ held in Delhi. She is now chasing her international dream. She came to Chennai to pursue her B.Tech in computer engineering and became a Chennaiite at heart as she began falling in love with the city.

06:15:04 on 19 Apr

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Getting Real About Artificial Intelligence

For many of us, the phrases “Artificial Intelligence” and “Machine Learning” are likely to conjure up abstract visions of an imagined future. Perhaps a gleaming city: all shiny metal and squeaky clean buildings, a world where virtual assistants are at our beck and call. The truth is that artificial intelligence are already part of our present, our everyday lived reality.

05:58:09 on 19 Apr

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Resuming campaigning after a 72-hour ban by the ECI, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath claimed that the Congress and the SP-BSP-RLD alliance will get zero seats in the first two phases of the general election held so far in the State. Mr. Adityanath asked people whether they wanted to vote for who were anti-development, anti-youth, traitors,

05:50:54 on 19 Apr

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In the general election of 2019, there will be 900 million people casting votes. But there are over 4 lakh others who have been denied their right to vote because they are in prison. Three students of Galgotias University, UP filed a public interest litigation with the Delhi High Court, challenging the constitutionality of Section 62 (5) of Representation of People Act.

05:29:52 on 19 Apr

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Delhi Capitals spin bowling coach Samuel Badree feels that the spinners have a huge role to play on a slow pitch in New Delhi and the team selection is going to be crucial ahead of their IPL match against Kings XI Punjab on Saturday. Delhi lost to Mumbai by 40 runs in New Delhi on Thursday night with the visiting team spinners playing a key role.

05:13:42 on 19 Apr

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The Thai New Year or Songkran is celebrated in the south-east Asian country with much fervour and delight. The festival begins on April 12 every year and ends on April 16. In videos posted on the internet, people can be seen spraying water on one another, which is one of the most prominent features of this celebration.

04:59:07 on 19 Apr

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Jersey is set in an era, where Sachin Tendulkar’s poster on the inside door of a cupboard and an action figure made out of flimsy plastic was enough to pamper a child on his birthday. Gowtam exactly knows how much of cricket should be shown at a given point in the narration, so that the game doesn’t overshadow the human drama.

04:49:14 on 19 Apr

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Twenty states and Union territories have so far joined a pan-India network of single emergency helpline number '112' on which immediate assistance can be sought by anyone in distress. The '112' helpline is an integration of police (100), fire (101) and women (1090) helpline numbers and the project is being implemented under the central government's Nirbhaya Fund.

04:41:49 on 19 Apr

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Lenovo Z6 Pro is scheduled to be launched at an event on April 23, but leaks about the smartphone are still pouring in. The latest leak to surface is a photograph of the back of the device. From the image, it looks like the back of the device is made out of glass but specific details about it are still unknown. The back does sport the quad-camera setup at the back.

04:38:19 on 19 Apr

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The city police has halted a marriage between a 17-year-old-girl and 21-year-old man in a temple on Wednesday. While the girl was handed over to child helpline officials, her family was let off with a warning. The cops from Aynavaram police station acted on a complaint from a child helpline official.

04:31:38 on 19 Apr

In the recent history of politics in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati seeking votes for Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri on Friday is a special moment. Over the last quarter century, these two tallest leaders of the state have walked roads that had until recently appeared destined never to meet.

04:28:54 on 19 Apr

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They say ours is a country that runs on tea. Every nook, every corner will find you a chaiwallah, no office meeting is complete without steaming cups of tea, and most households don't begin the day without the delicious brew. But did you know that there are many, many different types of tea consumed around the world?

04:12:44 on 19 Apr

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UK's FCO in an advisory to its citizens planning a trip to Pakistan has urged them to avoid visiting a number of places, including areas located close to the Line of Control. The UK office, in an advisory, said that foreigners may become "direct targets" of the attacks especially in densely-populated areas like markets, shopping malls and restaurants.

04:10:42 on 19 Apr

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Taking a jibe at Narendra Modi, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today questioned if the BJP became rich by selling tea across the country. He said, "BJP has stated in the manifesto that they will run a corruption-free government. What corruption free? Did Modi sell tea around the country and make the party rich?"

04:09:20 on 19 Apr

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Researchers have improved the recycling process for the lithium-ion batteries. The new process claims to be safer and uses less energy. The new recycling method involves collecting cathode particles from spent lithium-ion batteries. The mixture is then heat treated in two steps: it is first heated to 300 C, and then again heated to 850 C and then cooled naturally.

04:02:14 on 19 Apr

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Five people, including a woman and two girls, were killed when a wild elephant strayed into human habitation in different villages of Angul district, officials said Friday. The tusker entered Sandha village near here from a forest late on Thursday night and trampled to death three members of a family, who were sleeping in the verandah of their house.

03:53:43 on 19 Apr

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Popular actress Amrita Rao, who played Meenatai Thackeray in the Shiv Sena Chief's biopic Thackeray with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, has won the prestigious DadaSaheb Phalke Excellence Award Best Debut Marathi Cinema for her nuanced performance. Thackeray was a hit film released in Marathi and Hindi.

03:52:28 on 19 Apr

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AIIMS resident doctors have threatened to stop work if the administration does not act on rising cases of theft on the campus, saying patient care cannot be delivered in an unsafe and uncooperative environment. In a letter to the AIIMS administration, the Resident Doctors' Association has demanded implementation of enhanced security for all duty rooms of doctors.

03:52:25 on 19 Apr

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CPI condemns attack on Hardik Patel

The CPI Friday condemned the attack on Congress leader Hardik Patel, who was slapped by an unidentified man while addressing a poll rally in a village in Gujarat's Surendranaga district. The incident was captured on cameras of news channels covering the rally. The unidentified man was later handed over to the police.

03:40:46 on 19 Apr

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