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Rishabh Pant's unbeaten 78 overshadowed Ajinkya Rahane's scintillating century at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur as Delhi Capitals beat Rajasthan Royals by six wickets in match No.40 of IPL 2019. Delhi Capitals go atop in the IPL 2019 points table with their emphatic win in Jaipur. They now have 14 points in 11 games standing only above CSK in terms of net run rate.

11:28:18 on 23 Apr

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Fourteen constituencies, predominantly in north-Karnataka region, recorded around 7.42% voter turnout at 10 am, according to information by the election authorities. Though voting was picking up, there were some reports of malfunctioning electronic voting machines (EVM’s) coming from some parts of the state. The fourteen constituencies have a total of 2,43,03,279 voters.

11:22:54 on 23 Apr

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Sri Lanka observed a nationwide three-minute silence to pay homage to more than 300 people killed in the gruesome Easter Sunday bombings, the country's worst terror attack blamed on a local previously little-known Islamist outfit. National flags were lowered and people bowed their heads as the silence began at 8:30 am, the time the first of the attacks occurred on Sunday.

11:18:29 on 23 Apr

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The SC adjourned the hearing in the matter of the sexual harassment charges against CJI Ranjan Gogoi after advocate Utsav Bains skipped the hearing. The case will be heard on 24 April at 10.30 am. The apex court was to consider an affidavit by advocate Utsav Bains, where he alleged that he was offered Rs 1.5 crore to hold a press conference on the charges against the CJI.

11:14:05 on 23 Apr

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Around 13 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the first two hours of polling for Goa's two Lok Sabha constituencies and three Assembly seats today. The two parliamentary seats -- North Goa and South Goa -- recorded 13.14 per cent and 13.12 per cent polling respectively till 9 am since voting began at 7 am. Voting is underway at 1,652 polling booths across Goa.

11:09:15 on 23 Apr

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In the first two hours of voting in phase three of Lok Sabha polls, not a single vote was cast in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, a hotbed of militant activities, while former CM Omar Abdullah urged people to ‘vote to give anger a voice’. Due to the volatile security situation in the constituency, the voting will be held in three phases.

11:05:25 on 23 Apr

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In a video of a ritual observed by the devotees of goddess Durga at the Durgaparameshwari temple in Kateel, Karnataka, people can be seen throwing flaming torches at each other. The ritual of throwing burning palm fronds at one another is known as ‘agni kheli’ or ‘thoothedhara’. And takes place for eight days during the month of April each year.

10:59:33 on 23 Apr

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State Bank of India — the only bank authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds by the government — has issued bonds worth Rs 2,772.78 crore for funding political parties, since the scheme was launched on March 1 last year. Almost half of the amount came in March this year when SBI issued Electoral Bonds worth Rs 1,365.69 during the sale window of March 1-15 this year.

10:53:42 on 23 Apr

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Whether you’d like to personify the heyday of saturated shades for a friend’s engagement party or ease into the trend with pops of colour at a Mehandi, let the celebrities like Alia, Ananya and Janhvi show you how to do it. One of the brightest trends to make a comeback this season was vibrant colours. Saturated shades have made a return to Indian ethnic wear.

10:47:22 on 23 Apr

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Even after the repeated assurance of the Election Commission's claims that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) cannot be tampered with, the UDF workers alleged that whenever someone voted for the hand symbol of Congress candidate, LED lamp of BJP's lotus symbol flashed at the booth no 151 set up at the Madhava Vilasam School, near Chowara, in Kovalam.

10:41:31 on 23 Apr

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India's seven-phase Lok Sabha election hit prime time on Tuesday as the country goes to poll in the third phase, which will see political heavyweights such as BJP president Amit Shah, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, former Union minister Shashi Tharoor and former CM of UP Mulayam Singh Yadav among others, contest in 117 parliamentary constituencies across 15 states.

10:29:25 on 23 Apr

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The pace of voting appeared to be on an upward spiral in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies across Kerala almost three hours into the start of the balloting process at 7 a.m. Chief Electoral Officer, Kerala, Teeka Ram Meena, said the poll percentage at 9.30 a.m. indicated a healthy 12% turn out, higher than the figure for the same period in past elections.

10:26:56 on 23 Apr

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Shah Rukh Khan was the surprise guest at the recently-concluded Critics’ Choice Awards held at Bandra’s Rang Mandir auditorium where Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun won the most number of trophies. In his speech at the ceremony, Khan roasted film critics and even took several digs at the verbose nature of film criticism. His speech, essentially, was written like a film review.

10:22:40 on 23 Apr

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Hours into the Phase 3 Lok Sabha elections, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's son claimed that over 300 EVMs are not functioning in Rampur. Abdullah Azam Khan said, "More than 300 EVMs are not working and the district magistrate is doing this on purpose. Police are scaring people by going inside their homes." He alleged that the ruling party fears the mahagathbandhan.

10:17:59 on 23 Apr

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The toll from a string of deadly suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka has risen to 310, with several people dying of their injuries overnight, a police spokesman said Tuesday. Around 500 people were wounded in the blasts, Ruwan Gunasekera said in a statement. He added that 40 people were now under arrest in connection with the attacks.

10:13:02 on 23 Apr

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It is said that voters are chronic procrastinators. Meaning, like students who prefer to open their books on the day before the exam, they firm up their mind very close to the election date, perhaps only hours before. Many incidents that happen quite close to the election date could sway the voter. Here we pick a handful of late events that might have changed the game.

10:10:31 on 23 Apr

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Amid complaints of EVM malfunction in Kerala, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has asked the Election Commission to take note of the glitches. " At one of the booths in Thiruvananthapuram, polling has reportedly been stopped after votes polled for the Congress were seen being registered for the BJP. However, Thiruvananthapuram district collector has denied the allegations.

10:04:23 on 23 Apr

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A voter ID is more powerful than the IED (improvised explosive device) of terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today after voting in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, where he held a mini-roadshow in an open jeep, walked down the streets with his party candidate and addressed the media. "The weapon of terrorism is IED, the strength of democracy is a voter ID," he said.

09:58:43 on 23 Apr

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Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday demanded an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his "why all thieves have Modi in their name" remark. Gandhi has filed an affidavit in response to a recent Supreme Court order, saying he had made the statement in the heat of political campaigning, which has been misused by his opponents.

09:57:01 on 23 Apr

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Marvel fans are finding themselves in a virtual queue to grab tickets for the highly anticipated superhero film Avengers: Endgame. BookMyShow has witnessed a record advance ticket sale with one million tickets sold in just over a day. BookMyShow witnessed a peak of 18 tickets per second, even before the film releases in cinemas on April 26 in India.

09:40:01 on 23 Apr

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AIADMK divided into four teams for bypolls

The election fever isn’t over in Tamil Nadu, yet. The AIADMK is leaving no stone unturned to ensure victory in all four Assembly segments that will face bypolls on May 19 — Sulur, Aravakurichi, Ottapidaram and Tirupparankundram. The AIADMK functionaries have been divided into four groups to monitor election work. The AIADMK is likely to release its list of candidates soon.

09:27:01 on 23 Apr

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Former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti is among the 18 candidates, whose fate will be decided by 5.3 lakh voters in the Anantnag district who will go out to vote on Tuesday. The high-profile elections are crucial for the political future of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Mehbooba. In 2014, Mehbooba had won the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat.

09:10:02 on 23 Apr

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Odisha, Gujarat, Goa Vote In Phase 3

Phase three of the Lok Sabha elections began at 7 am today, and 117 parliamentary constituencies are voting across 13 states and 2 union territories. Coinciding with today's Lok Sabha elections are assembly elections in Odisha. Six Lok Sabha and 42 assembly seats in Odisha are going to polls. Bypoll for three state Assembly seats in Goa is being held in a single phase.

08:57:01 on 23 Apr

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Playwright, poet and writer, William Shakespeare is said to have been born on April 23. The literary genius wrote approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets and 2 long narrative poems. The Bard of Avon was a poet, a playwright and also an actor. Shakespeare is said to have contributed almost 3000 words to the Oxford English dictionary. Check out some of the words.

08:40:01 on 23 Apr

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Around 2.61 crore voters across all 20 parliamentary constituencies in Kerala will cast their ballot today. In a triangular fight between BJP, Congress and the ruling Left, 227 candidates are in the fray. Voting is yet to begin at several polling stations in the state because of faulty EVMs. CM Pinarayi Vijayan cast his vote in Pinarayi in Kannur district.

08:27:01 on 23 Apr

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Google Doodle on Tuesday celebrates the third phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019. Google had marked the commencement of the seven-phase polls that started on April 11. Google Doodle featured an inked finger, which when clicked will lead the user to the page as to how to vote. Google Doodle had featured the inked figure on both first and second phase of Lok Sabha elections.

08:23:08 on 23 Apr

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After a rancorous campaign for about a month, the remaining 14 out of total 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will go to polls in the second and final phase, with the battle lines clearly delineated for a bipolar contest between the ruling Congress-JD(S) and the BJP. The BJP that has considerable presence in the region aims to improve its tally banking on the “Modi wave”.

08:10:01 on 23 Apr

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister Arun Jaitley and BJP patriarch L K Advani are among top leaders who will vote Tuesday in Gujarat, which will have a single phase polling for its 26 Lok Sabha seats. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will also cast his vote today. BJP chief Amit Shah, who is contesting the polls from Gandhinagar, will also vote today.

07:57:02 on 23 Apr

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Stock market investing has been always considered as lucrative in terms of returns as relatively compared to other investment options such as government-backed savings schemes, fixed income securities, bank fixed deposits, recurring deposits, and other non-tradable securities. However, it is very hard to devise a forever-winning strategy in stock markets as returns.

07:40:02 on 23 Apr

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History is sure to stand witness to the intense electoral battle unfolding in Thiruvananthapuram this time. The three-cornered fight has catapulted its candidates into the national limelight, with none being able to predict which way the votes will swing. Diplomat-turned-politician Shashi Tharoor seeks a third term against BJP’s Kummanam Rajasekharan and CPI C Divakaran.

07:27:01 on 23 Apr

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The ruling AIADMK has appointed election in charge besides campaign committees for the four Assembly constituencies for which by-poll will be held on May 19. Ministers headquarter office-bearers, MPs, legislators, former Ministers, district functionaries besides office-bearers of various wings the party and area secretaries will work for each constituency allotted to them,

07:10:01 on 23 Apr

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The third and largest phase of the national elections begins this morning with polling on 116 seats across 13 states and two Union Territories. Among the states are Gujarat and Kerala, where voting will be held on all seats. Among the star, candidates are BJP chief Amit Shah, who is contesting from Gujarat's Gandhinagar and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad.

06:57:02 on 23 Apr

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After powering Delhi Capitals to a six-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, Rishabh Pant admitted that his selection snub from India’s World Cup-bound team was on his mind but he backed himself to get his side home. “I won't lie, the selection thought was running in my mind. But I focused on my process and I trusted my skills and it worked for me,” he said.

06:40:01 on 23 Apr

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Kerala will decide today

Kerala will go to the polling booths of 20 constituencies on Tuesday in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections in what is touted as a decisive mandate for all three fronts. As many as 2.62 crore voters will exercise their franchise to elect their representatives from 227 candidates, with the state hoping to improve on its 74.02 poll percentage last time.

06:27:01 on 23 Apr

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Kallada gives its version on FB

The contract carriage operator Suresh Kallada, which is drawing brickbats after a video of the alleged assault of passengers by its staff went viral in the social media, has taken to the social media to clarify its position. The post said that the three passengers mentioned in the viral video and tv channels had assaulted one of its crew members aged above 50 years.

06:10:01 on 23 Apr

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Along with voting in all the 26 parliamentary constituencies in Gujarat, by-elections will also be held Tuesday on four assembly seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting Congress lawmakers who later joined the ruling BJP. By-elections will be held on the assembly segments of Dhrangadhra, Manavadar, Unjha and Jamnagar (Rural).

05:57:01 on 23 Apr

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Skin requirements keep changing in every weather and it is a real challenge to keep it soft, protected and glowing. Hydrate, exfoliate and moisturise to keep your skin healthy this summer, experts say. Shikhee Agrawal, Head - Training, The Body Shop India and Sambhavna Vasant, founder and expert from BathItUp have shared tips to keep skin healthy and glowing this summer.

05:27:01 on 23 Apr

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Dog owners are estimated to be four times more likely than their peers to meet recommended physical activity guidelines, according to a study that highlights the role that dogs may have in helping to keep humans healthy. It is recommended that adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week.

04:57:01 on 23 Apr

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In an underground room in Amman, a small group of Jordanians swing giant hammers at an old television, computer and printer, wrecking the machines, and then hit a car windscreen, shattering the glass into tiny pieces. In the “Axe Rage Rooms”, people can vent their anger and frustration by demolishing old items as well as smashing plates and glasses.

04:27:01 on 23 Apr

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Looking for that ultimate cleanser to rid your skin off dirt, oil and toxins and bring about youthful and glowing skin? Look no further and get yourself beauty products packed with the miraculous properties of activated charcoal that can effectively prevent various skin troubles like blackheads, whiteheads and acne, and also tighten the skin for a youthful appearance.

03:57:01 on 23 Apr

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Summer is all about visiting the places you long waited for. It is the time to let out the travel freak in you, while you please the stylish one hidden in you. When travel is on your mind, the next big thing to worry about is your travel picks and outfits. Try out these must-have essentials to glam up your look this summer.

03:25:01 on 23 Apr

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There's no denying heels look fierce, chic & sexy but pinched toes, aching ankles and debilitating pain they often bring aren't always worth it. That's why wedge heels exist, which we're so grateful for. They too deliver height but thanks to their wedge-shaped platform, come without the pain. In fact, they're so comfortable, you won't feel like you're wearing heels at all.

02:55:02 on 23 Apr

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Lemur battling threat of extinction

Under a leaden sky, six rangers walk silently in single file through Vohibola, one of the last primary forests in Madagascar. Alert to slightest movement and sound, Michael Tovolahy's patrol is tracking poachers who are inflicting grievous harm to this biodiversity. The poachers are targeting lemurs, primates battling the threat of extinction, and are chopping down trees.

02:25:01 on 23 Apr

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Raising a child might be easy but raising a picky eater is no child’s game. The biggest challenge is to bring maximum possible nutrients to the plate, with the smallest of portions. And this is where millet comes to the rescue. Now promoted as superfood, millet is highly nutritious and have several health benefits.

01:55:02 on 23 Apr

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The dog days of summer are definitely here, and while indulging in an ice pop or tub of ice cream feels satisfying, it might not be your best bet (read: added sugar). According to ancient wellness practices like Ayurveda , our diet should be in sync with changing seasons. Eating foods that cool the internal system of the body can help mitigate the effects of heat.

01:25:01 on 23 Apr

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Right exfoilation for glowing skin

For the longest time, exfoliation in an Indian beauty routine has been about using a random off-the-shelf scrub or creating one at home with fruit granules. Two Delhi-based dermatologists—Dr Chiranjiv Chhabra, director of Skin Alive, and Dr Kiran Kaur Sethi, founder of IsyaDerm—help clear the air on all things exfoliation.

12:57:01 on 23 Apr

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Itsy-bitsy denim cut-offs, stacks of statement necklaces, crochet crop tops, henna tattoos and braided twin-buns have been the biggest done-to-death Coachella essentials over the years. Taking quite a departure from the denim hot pants and, the ‘it’ girl gang embraced a rather pared-down approach to styling their looks this season.

12:27:01 on 23 Apr

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The first international guidelines for prioritising, integrating and regulating digital health tools, released this week, underline the benefits of 10 digital approaches to improve public health and essential services but warn that technology cannot and should not replace traditional health services.

11:57:01 on 22 Apr

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to have taken us into the world of robots, like scenes from a science fiction movie. Sophia, a Robot, created in 2015, can also provide beauty advice and recommend specific products! AI can be ideal for the Shahnaz Husain formulations, as we are into “Care & Cure” and have become known for our therapeutic products and treatments.

11:27:02 on 22 Apr

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Despite Netflix's move to encrypt all its video streams in order to better protect user privacy, hackers may still get to know what interactive content you watch, new research from the IIT Madras suggests. They can analyse Netflix's encrypted interactive video traffic to find clues about the viewing habits of users, and which choices they have made in their movie journey.

10:55:02 on 22 Apr

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Mohanlal is far from ceding his title to the next crop of actors in the industry. The actor was first introduced to the industry as a teenager in the film Thiranottam in 1978. Four decades, several monster hits, critically acclaimed performances and accolades later, Mohanlal, in his own words, is all set to take a ‘sharp turn’ in life with his first directorial venture.

10:42:02 on 22 Apr

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The BJP has never won a Lok Sabha seat in Kerala. It is hoping that the furore over the Sabarimala verdict will consolidate the Hindu vote in the state, and give it the foot in the door it so badly wants. Political observers are wondering if Thiruvananthapuram will be the first Lok Sabha seat the BJP will win in Kerala.

10:25:01 on 22 Apr

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Malwadi, in the Ambivali panchayat of Raigad district – around 61 kilometres from Mumbai – is one of the many Adivasi hamlets in the region neglected by the state administration. Tribal families here are mostly landless. Scarcity of water prevents those who own small patches of land from cultivating. Water, or rather the lack of it, looms large in their lives.

10:12:01 on 22 Apr

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What does it take to haul a massive truck? Just 10 robots in the shape and size of an average dog, apparently. The US robotics company Boston Dynamics has posted a video of its SpotMini robots pulling a large truck across the company’s parking lot with a slight uphill slope.

09:55:01 on 22 Apr

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Eating disorders have somehow been relegated as being an issue that belongs to the West. However, Pike & Dunne (2015) have found this to be globally prevalent, including in India. Nearly 15-20 per cent of young people in India between the ages of 12- 25 were found to have experienced disordered eating.

09:42:01 on 22 Apr

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The days of phones with cameras with huge megapixel numbers are well and truly back it would seem. After a phase in which phones were competing with each other when it came to megapixel counts, it seemed that most brands were content to have devices with 12-16 megapixel cameras. Just check out these phones that come laden with mega-megapixel cameras:

09:27:01 on 22 Apr

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Celebrity babies like Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi are not merely professionals in posing before photographers but are also celebrated as fashion accessories. But now there’s a new kid in town Taimur, and her name is Ziva Dhoni. If Taimur Ali Khan is known for his beauty, Ziva Dhoni is known for her actions.

09:12:01 on 22 Apr

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Congress’ star candidate from Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency, Urmila Matondkar has been campaigning fiercely to garner support from people. Mumbai North is considered a tough constituency for the Congress, but in the past couple of weeks, Matondkar has created a buzz with her campaign.

08:55:01 on 22 Apr

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Mohanlal will join the sets of his upcoming film Ittimani: Made in China soon. The star, basking in glory over the grand success of his latest film Lucifer, returned from a tour to the US recently and is now all geared up to work again. Mohanlal has earlier revealed that he will be teaming up with debut directors Jibi and Joju for Ittimani: Made in China.

08:42:02 on 22 Apr

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Who isn’t in rapper-comedian Lil Dicky’s new song about climate change? The Benny Blanco-produced track “Earth” ― released this week in anticipation of Earth Day 2019 on Monday ― features stars like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, and so on, is spreading its call to environmental action to millions and millions of people on YouTube.

08:25:02 on 22 Apr

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Can 2019 be Modi’s ‘India Shining’ moment? The defeat of Vajpayee govt in 2004 remains a mystery. Several theories have been advanced to explain it: Most prominently, it is believed that the govt was not seen as a being pro-farmer and that it prided itself for keeping the food inflation under control. Could this have been the reason for its unpopularity in rural India?

08:12:01 on 22 Apr

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Congress is expected to shortly announce the name of its candidate from South Delhi - the boxer Vijender Singh. The party had earlier announced the names of six candidates from Delhi, including its state unit chief Sheila Dixit who will be contesting from North-East Delhi. The Congress list drew the curtains on the possibility of an alliance with AAP in Delhi.

07:57:01 on 22 Apr

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China's Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world's first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving technology. Huawei said in a statement that the so-called MH5000 module is based on the Balong 5000 5G chip which it launched in January.

07:44:08 on 22 Apr

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Our bodies are incredibly complex oranisms that have evolved over 1,00,000 years to survive and adapt to the environment and excel at it. Yet, today, air pollution is destroying these amazing mechanisms like never before. The very air which is our life support has become toxic. And heart disease is just one of the many disorders that air pollution causes.

07:43:55 on 22 Apr

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The Supreme Court Bar Association and the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) have expressed deep reservations regarding the suo moto court hearing held on April 20 on the issue related to allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.

07:41:04 on 22 Apr

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Celebrity hair stylist Jawed Habib joined BJP in New Delhi. Talking to the media after joining the BJP, Jawed Habib said, "Aaj tak main baalon ka chowkidar tha, aaj mein desh ka chowkidar ban gaya hoon." The move came one day ahead of phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections 2019. Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 23 in 115 constituencies.

07:39:20 on 22 Apr

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from Wayanad is an important moment for the party in Kerala. The Kerala unit is one of the most resilient state units of the Congress. The party has strong roots in Kerala and behaves more like a regional party whose main focus is the state.

07:35:32 on 22 Apr

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JP president Amit Shah Monday hit out at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for allegedly shedding tears for terrorists killed in the Batla House encounter of 2008, but not for the policeman who lost his life in the same incident. He defended the party's decision to nominate Sadhvi Pragya as a Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal saying the allegations against her are false.

07:32:48 on 22 Apr

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Sensex cracks 495 points on crude oil woes

The BSE Sensex on April 22 crashed over 495 points and the NSE Nifty shed more than 158 points as macroeconomic worries resurfaced following reports that US will end sanctions waiver on Iranian oil imports. The 30-share BSE index settled 495.10 points, or 1.26%, lower at 38,645.18; while the broader NSE Nifty tumbled 158.35 points, or 1.35%, to close at 11,594.45.

07:24:40 on 22 Apr

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Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha candidates of LDF, UDF and BJP will cast their vote in different schools in the City. LDF candidate C Divakaran will vote in Kamaleswaram higher secondary school. He is expected to arrive at 8 in the morning and after casting the vote will visit polling stations in the constituency. Shashi Tharoor will vote in the Cotton Hill School

07:22:48 on 22 Apr

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NDA candidate in Thrissur Suresh Gopi visited actor Mohanlal at his residence here in Kochi. After the visit, Suresh Gopi and Mohanlal addressed the media. Suresh Gopi said that he came to seek the blessings of Mohanlal ahead of voting. Suresh Gopi recollected that their relationship started long back and he used to stay at Mohanlal’s room during the shooting of movies.

07:20:49 on 22 Apr

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Security has been beefed up in and around the Naval Base here in the wake of the deadly Easter blasts in Sri Lanka, a Defence spokesman said here Monday. "In the backdrop of Sri Lanka blasts, security has been enhanced in and around Naval base as a precautionary measure. Surveillance over sea has also been enhanced," he said here.

07:19:12 on 22 Apr

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DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday condemned the State Election Commission's move to seek more time from the Supreme Court to hold local body polls in Tamil Nadu. Alleging that the state government has been postponing the local body elections for nearly 30 months, Stalin said he condemned the State Election Commission's move to seek three more months from SC.

07:15:59 on 22 Apr

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Shah Rukh Khan's music video in which he has appealed to his fans to vote in the national election has earned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's praise. Lauding the actor, PM Modi has said called it a "fantastic effort", hoping first-time voters would listen to the actor and vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

07:09:34 on 22 Apr

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath Monday invoked the Indian Armed Forces to depict a strong India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Adityanath, who had earlier been reprimanded by the Election Commission for referring to Indian Army as 'Modiji ki Sena', claimed that during Congress rule China used to enter Indian territory "at will".

07:08:29 on 22 Apr

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PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lowering the standard of political discourse by his remarks on India's nuclear weapons. She tweeted: "If India hasn't kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it's obvious Pakistan's not kept theirs for Eid either. Don't know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this."

07:06:06 on 22 Apr

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Vivo V11 Pro has recently been in the news for getting a price cut and now, word on the street is that the phone is getting the Android 9 Pie software update. The update seems to be rolling out in batches since our review unit hasn't picked it up yet. From what we can tell, there's no official mention about this from Vivo yet.

07:04:18 on 22 Apr

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested the General Manager(Technical) of the National Highways Authority of India Ltd (NHAI), Madurai; his relative (a private person) and an Assistant Manager of a Hyderabad based private firm, NSS Infrastructure and his employee(also a private person) in an alleged bribery case of Rs.27 lakh.

07:02:06 on 22 Apr

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LDF candidate in Wayanad, Kerala calls Rahul Gandhi’s candidature from the seat a ‘historic blunder’. PP Suneer, a CPI leader, accuses the Congress President of hurting the ‘secular, democratic forces’ in the country by choosing a seat which doesn’t have a strong BJP presence. Gandhi says he is contesting from the southern state, as a show of solidarity with the region.

06:55:36 on 22 Apr

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If you haven’t gotten around to watching the second episode of Game Of Thrones season 8, then it would be best if you avoid the internet today and this article also, because it is too full of spoilers. But if you have, then these memes and jokes will be the next best thing you will witness, after the mind-blowing episode of course.

06:55:30 on 22 Apr

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The Trump administration on Monday announced the United States will not grant any more sanctions waivers to countries such as India and China that import Iranian crude in a bid to increase pressure on Teheran to give up its nuclear weapons programme. India was among eight countries that were granted waivers from secondary impact of sanctions for a period of six months.

06:52:04 on 22 Apr

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As smoking during pregnancy is linked with negative health outcomes, researchers has found that smoking cessation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of pre-term birth. The findings showed that probability of pre-term birth decreased with earlier smoking cessation in pregnancy - up to a 20% per cent relative decrease if cessation occurred at the beginning of pregnancy.

06:47:52 on 22 Apr

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In less than 24 hours, Gujarat will seal the fate of BJP in the state, as it is highly unlikely that the saffron party will repeat its 2014 clean sweep here. Several issues cropped up in the state in the last five years which has reflected on the party’s performance in local body elections and the 2017 Assembly elections.

06:45:54 on 22 Apr

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Many cancer patients use marijuana and its usage has increased, a new study suggests. The findings, published in journal Cancer, indicate 40.3% of cancer patients used marijuana within the past year, compared with 38 per cent of respondents without cancer. The researchers found significantly increased use of marijuana over time but they found stable rates of opioid use.

06:43:58 on 22 Apr

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Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, claimed a recent study. The researchers strive to bridge the gap by a new VR game they developed called, Butterfly World 1.0, an adventure game designed to engage its users in learning about insect and plant species.

06:43:20 on 22 Apr

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Realme 3 Pro has finally been launched in India. The new Realme phone sports a 19.5:9 display and comes with a dual rear camera setup. The handset also runs Android Pie with ColorOS 6.0 out-of-the-box. Realme has additionally offered Snapdragon 710 SoC. Further, the Realme 3 Pro comes with a list of camera-centred features.

06:43:16 on 22 Apr

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The comment ‘chowkidar chor hai’ was made with rhetorical flourish in the heat of political campaigning, Congress party president Rahul Gandhi explained SC. It was said in an atmosphere of vindication at the Supreme Court deciding to reopen the Rafale case despite government efforts to shut out new facts and documents published about the purchase of the 36 jets, he said.

06:37:48 on 22 Apr

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Sri Lankan govt announced that it will compensate the victims of the multiple bomb blasts, according to a media report. Govt spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said that each victim in the attacks will be paid 1 mn Sri Lankan rupees (USD 5,722), while about 100,000 Sri Lankan rupees (USD 572) would be given for the costs of the funeral processions, The Sunday Times reported.

06:37:44 on 22 Apr

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A decision on Priyanka Gandhi's candidature from Varanasi will be announced in a day or two. Sources have said that the Congress is likely to take a decision within the next day or two over its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi's candidature from Varanasi. If fielded from the Uttar Pradesh constituency, Priyanka Gandhi will be directly pitted against PM Modi.

06:30:06 on 22 Apr

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A Delhi court on Monday deferred the hearing of a complaint against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for tomorrow. The Patiala House Court was hearing a complaint against Rahul for allegedly making a derogatory statement against PM Modi. Metropolitan Magistrate Preeti Prewa sent the case file to District and Session Judge for further direction and consideration.

06:24:22 on 22 Apr

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A child’s exposure to plastic begins with the very first things you buy for a newborn, from plastic toys to feeding bottles. Toddlers have a habit of putting every object in their mouth. If it is a plastic item, your child is likely to be exposed to toxic chemicals like bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic hardening agent used in many plastic products.

06:22:47 on 22 Apr

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The main national parties, BJP and Congress, are trying to make inroads in South India in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. Kerala has been in the spotlight in the last few months since the Sabarimala issue gained momentum, and both political parties have been trying to make a connect with people. But how are the people of Kerala looking at this crucial race?

06:16:03 on 22 Apr

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was unusually combative today as she countered the BJP's Smriti Irani, who is taking on her brother Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, in his three-time constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. Smriti Irani had come and "distributed shoes" in Amethi as an insult, she said.

06:15:59 on 22 Apr

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The number of Indians dead in the devastating Sri Lanka blasts has risen to seven, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed on Twitter today. In a series of suicide blasts on Sunday, the island nation lost nearly 300 people. The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka tweeted two more names of Indians who lost their lives in the attacks.

06:15:21 on 22 Apr

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If a Russian startup has its way, advertising is headed for new heights: both literally and figuratively. Others termed the plan as the climax of "visual pollution, commercial greed” and “an awful idea,” urging the company to use “your money for something more worthwhile than ruining our skies with advertising. What an awful idea this is.”

06:14:07 on 22 Apr

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For members of Sri Lanka’s Muslim community, it’s no surprise that local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath is being blamed for deadly bombings that killed nearly 300 people on Easter Sunday. Hilmy Ahamed, vice president of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, said he warned military intelligence officials about the group and its leaders about three years ago.

06:09:29 on 22 Apr

As musician Rahul Ram croons Aisi Taisi Democracy’s ‘Chunaav ka Mahina,’ the audience breaks into laughter and applause at the song’s many punchlines. It features in the comedy collective’s new ‘Aazaadi Tour,’ a political comedy show currently running to packed houses across the country.

06:08:19 on 22 Apr

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Felodipine, a prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure, has shown promise against Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists have shown in mice that felodipine may be a candidate for re-purposing.

06:06:01 on 22 Apr

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Tejashwi Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, the star speakers for Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, have yet to share a stage for national election campaign. It speaks volumes about the alliance as the country preps for the third round of voting. Congress sources confirmed that Tejashwi Yadav, had requested rallies by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra - Rahul Gandhi's sister.

06:05:11 on 22 Apr

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Pradeep Maharathy, six-time Odisha MLA and a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) nominee, was on Monday arrested on charges of leading an attack on an Election Commission of India (ECI) team, during a raid at his farmhouse. BJD nominee and 6-time legislator Maharathy directed followers to beat up flying squad.

05:55:35 on 22 Apr

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