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Industrialist Anil Ambani has been held guilty of contempt of the Supreme Court, which said today that he will go to jail for three months if he doesn't pay Rs. 450 crore to Ericsson within four weeks. The top court tore into the Reliance Group chairman for a "cavalier attitude" and asked him to pay Rs. 1 crore to the Supreme Court registry.

10:56:48 on 20 Feb

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British luxury fashion house, Burberry, has apologised for showcasing a hoodie that featured a noose around the neck during its show at the recently concluded London Fashion Week. The item featured in Burberry's Autumn/Winter (A/W) collection, named "Tempest", which debuted at its show on Sunday. The retailer said it has removed the item from its collection.

10:53:08 on 20 Feb

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US President Donald Trump Tuesday described as a “horrible situation” the Pulwama terrorist attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammed group, in which 40 Indian paramilitary personnel were killed, and said he was getting reports on it and would issue a statement. In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, the US has also been in contact with Pakistan.

10:44:28 on 20 Feb

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A day after Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, part of IAF's Suryakiran team, died in a crash in Bengaluru, a flypast was conducted by Jaguar, Tejas and Sukhoi 30 aircraft in the 'missing man' formation in honour of the deceased pilot. The flypast in this formation has one aircraft position which is left vacant. The flypast was conducted at the Aero India 2019.

10:39:06 on 20 Feb

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China is keeping foreign travellers out of Tibet during sensitive political anniversaries. Travel agencies contacted on Wednesday said foreign tourists would not be allowed into the Himalayan region until April 1. It's not clear when the ban started, although some monitoring groups said it started this month. Tibet is almost entirely closed to foreign journalists.

10:33:33 on 20 Feb

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Renowned Hindi author and critic Namvar Singh died in New Delhi last night at the age of 92. Tributes poured in today for the celebrated author who was also the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award. "Humble tributes to Namvar Singh who took criticism of Hindi literature to new heights," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

10:23:46 on 20 Feb

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Powdered cheeks aquiver in outrage or bedewed with grief, eyes smouldering with righteous wrath or sparkling with unshed tears, leading TV anchors launched a post-Pulwama offensive against the “political class”. The sabre-rattling in TV studios reverberated through living rooms across urban India. Word-bombs exploded and the shrapnel of resentment fell everywhere.

10:20:48 on 20 Feb

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Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will meet PM Narendra Modi today, with his business mission under threat of being overshadowed by soaring tensions between India and Pakistan. The latest showdown between the nuclear-armed neighbours, which is causing mounting international concern, is expected to figure prominently in Prince Mohammed's talks with Modi.

10:15:39 on 20 Feb

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Samsung will unveil its most talked about smartphones of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S10 series on February 20 at the Galaxy Unpacked event. The series includes Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e. The smartphones will be made available for pre-order starting from February 21, 2019, at 12.30 am IST. Here's what we know so far.

10:08:32 on 20 Feb

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Bengali singer Pratik Choudhury passed away at a City hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday, family members said. Choudhury, 55, is survived by wife and a son. The popular singer, known for his albums on contemporary Bengali songs including Bhusandir Mathe, Ebar Pratik er Pallay and so on. Musicians and singers from Bengal condoled the bereaved family.

10:01:53 on 20 Feb

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Despite the tragic mid-air collision of two Surya Kiran aircraft, the 12th edition of Aero India will be inaugurated on Wednesday. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with Union Minister Suresh Prabhu and CM H D Kumaraswamy will inaugurate Aero India 2019. With 51 participating countries, Aero India 2019 is touted to be the biggest yet of all air shows held in India.

09:59:02 on 20 Feb

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The death of a farmer under mysterious circumstances in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh has sparked a row with opposition parties alleging police torture as the reason and BJP dashing off a letter to the Centre seeking a probe. Guntur district SP Rajasekhar Babu, however, said the farmer Pittala Koteswara Rao committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Monday.

09:51:39 on 20 Feb

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A day after their rivals announced an alliance, the Congress is likely to formalise their partnership for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with MK Stalin's DMK today, sources said. The party may get nine out of 39 seats in the state, and the lone seat in Puducherry. Stalin's party is likely to contest 20 to 25 seats. The rest of the seats may go to other alliance partners.

09:46:01 on 20 Feb

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Telangana Congress working president and former legislator A Revanth Reddy appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the cash-for-vote case. The Congress leader, who was recently served a notice by the ED, appeared before it and was quizzed by the probe agency's officials for several hours. In 2015 Reddy was allegedly caught giving bribe.

09:38:37 on 20 Feb

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In a significant move, Diplomatic Advisor to French President Emmanuel Macron, Philippe Etienne, dialed National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and decided to move a resolution at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for listing Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist”. Sources said France will be moving a proposal in a “couple of days”.

09:10:02 on 20 Feb

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The Supreme Court refused to allow miners to transport extracted coal lying at various sites in Meghalaya. A bench of Justices AK Sikri, Abdul Nazeer, and MR Shah refused to grant permission to the miners. The bench had earlier issued a notice to the Meghalaya govt, the Centre and others seeking their response on various issues connected with coal mining in the state.

08:57:02 on 20 Feb

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ICC’s outgoing chief executive officer, Dave Richardson has said that the governing body has no reasons to make any changes to the proposed World Cup schedule and that all matches will be played as planned. World Cup tournament director, Steve Elworthy, is convinced that the match will be the biggest attraction of the tournament.

08:49:00 on 20 Feb

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Tremors were felt in Delhi and nearby areas this morning for a few seconds after a 4.0-magnitude earthquake was reported in western Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district and another one in faraway Tajikistan An earthquake of 4.6 magnitudes struck Tajikistan at around 7:05 am, according to United States Geological Survey.

08:43:19 on 20 Feb

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The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has received a bulk production clearance from the Indian Army and the Defence Ministry for production of 114 'Dhanush' artillery guns, officials said on Tuesday. 'Dhanush' is the first long-range artillery gun to be produced in India and it is a major success story of the 'Make in India' initiative, the defense ministry said in a statement.

08:33:30 on 20 Feb

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The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the implementation of the National Rural Economic Transformation Project. This project under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) will be through loan assistance from the World Bank The technical assistance provided by NRETP will enhance the livelihoods.

08:20:45 on 20 Feb

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will address her maiden public rally in Gujarat along with brother and party President Rahul Gandhi on February 28, signaling the intent to take on PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah in their home state. The mega rally to be held at Trimandir Ground, Adalaj, will follow the meeting of the Congress Working Committee.

07:57:01 on 20 Feb

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While we gear up to enter the month of March, it's time to plan your summer vacay and we bet you're looking for some serene destinations. While some prefer to head to the mountains and trek a few peaks, the others prefer to lay by the water and soak under the sun. Closer home, one place that demands a special place in your travel bucket list is Kedarnath.

07:41:01 on 20 Feb

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The East Godavari district administration has proposed to relocate as many as 77 polling stations to new buildings, as the existing buildings were either in a dilapidated condition or not meeting the requirements. District Collector Kartikeya Misra said that the new buildings would be located close to the existing polling stations.

07:27:02 on 20 Feb

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The Madras High Court condemned the practice of allowing an encroacher to file an appeal to maintain an illegal construction under Section 113-C of the TN Town and Country Planning Act. A division bench of Justices M. Venugopal and S. Vaidyanathan made the observation while disposing of a contempt application and a writ petition.

07:10:03 on 20 Feb

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The Supreme Court lashed out at the Assam government for its failure to identify and deport illegal foreigners from the state and detaining them in facilities that are "sub-human" and "pathetic". Directing the state government to hold deliberations with Foreign and Home ministries, the top court said that the detention of illegal foreigners should be the last option.

06:57:01 on 20 Feb

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In the wake of the terrorist attack in Pulwama, All Indian Cine Workers Association has requested Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and PM Narendra Modi to cancel visas of Pakistani artists working in India and deport them to Pakistan. President Suresh Shyamlal Gupta said that it was about time that India stopped Pakistanis from performing in India.

06:40:01 on 20 Feb

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Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur C. Raju said the government may consider withdrawing cases filed against protesters in connection with the anti-Sterlite agitation last year. "Even after the govt tried to dissuade people from protesting against the plant the unfortunate incident took place. However, compensation up to ₹20 lakh was given to the victims," he said.

06:27:01 on 20 Feb

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Thales of France announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind global Engineering Competence Centre (ECC) in Bengaluru, with a potential to employ 3000-5000 people over the next three-five years, to coincide with Aero India 2019. This engineering center aims to accelerate innovation and digital transformation to serve the needs of both domestic and global objectives.

06:10:01 on 20 Feb

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on India and Pakistan to take "immediate steps" to de-escalate tensions between the two nations following the Pulwama attack, reiterating that his good offices are available if both sides ask. The already sour relations between India and Pakistan have worsened over the past week as Delhi blamed Islamabad for the Pulwama attack.

05:57:02 on 20 Feb

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If you have prediabetes or diabetes, the right diabetic meal plan is key to managing blood sugar levels. Sometimes, it can be tricky to choose the right foods and drinks as part of your diabetic. Here is a list which will make your choice easier. Delicious and surprising diabetes friendly food options are as close as your kitchen.

05:27:01 on 20 Feb

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400,000 women in the UK have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and daily intake of half-litre of cranberry juice can help ease the pain, as reported by the Daily Mail. After a regular intake of cranberry juice for three months, they reported having less swollen and tender joints. The study was led by the University of Londrina in Brazil.

04:57:01 on 20 Feb

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We have been conditioned to believe love is only heterosexual. This widespread albeit limited belief led many to remain closeted all their lives because they or their idea of love would never be accepted by anyone around them. Blued App, which helps same-sex couples find their significant others, comes with no location limitation.

04:26:02 on 20 Feb

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Whether it is a red carpet event, a dinner date with partner Virat Kohli, or the style she opts for when travelling, Anushka Sharma seems to have mastered how to pull off the casual chic style like a pro. So when she recently stepped out for a dubbing session in Mumbai, the Pari actor was dressed down in a jeans and shirt – yet managed to turn heads.

03:56:01 on 20 Feb

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Oxford researchers claim to have carried out the world's first gene therapy operation to halt age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of untreatable blindness in the developed world. Dry AMD is a slow deterioration of the cells of the macula. It affects the central part of a patient's vision with gaps or ''smudges'.

03:26:01 on 20 Feb

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Climate change claims its first victim

Australia officially declared a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct on Tuesday, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change. The rat-like Bramble Cay melomys, whose only known habitat was a small sandy island in far northern Australia, has not been spotted in a decade

02:56:01 on 20 Feb

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Weight loss and a healthy diet go hand in hand. You have to be extra careful of what you add to your plate and make sure they pack healthy nutrients too. Starving yourself may seem to be a lucrative strategy, but doing so may trigger bingeing spree later and also take a drastic toll on your health. Ayurveda talks about many such foods and their ability to burn fat.

02:26:02 on 20 Feb

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If you live in Delhi, chances are, you will have a go-to momo place in your colony. Almost every locality has a momo stall that plates out hot, steamy momos in no time, and tops it with a fiery red chilli garlic chutney and a dollop of mayonnaise. While these can reduce your craving for momos, there are times when only the perfect plate can do the trick.

01:55:02 on 20 Feb

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Few skincare superfoods hold as much clout in the average Indian kitchen as neem. From the leaves to the bark, the neem tree makes for a multi-purpose pharmacy, and has even earned the moniker of ‘nature’s drugstore’. This pantry staple also comes with a host of skincare benefits ranging from anti-acne to addressing premature ageing concerns.

01:25:01 on 20 Feb

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Before real-life candidates make a fool of themselves on the campaign trail, the new season of “Veep” is upon us for one last expletive-filled hurrah. The first trailer for the final season of HBO’s Emmy-winning political comedy fittingly arrived on Presidents Day with a message from Commander in Chief Selina Meyer to her constituents: “You’re welcome.”

12:55:01 on 20 Feb

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While it is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetable is good for physical health, a new research says. The new study, conducted University of Leeds, shows that an increase in the consumption of fruit and vegetable can be linked to an increase in self-reported mental well-being, and life satisfaction in data that spans a five-year period.

12:25:01 on 20 Feb

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China is apparently having an existential crisis over freckles. The nation is furiously arguing about photos of a top Chinese model after she appeared in an ad without enough makeup to hide her pale freckles. Social media users on Weibo accused the Spanish company of insulting or “uglifying China” by photographing model Li Jingwen with her freckles clearly visible.

11:57:01 on 19 Feb

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Can caffeine pass from mother to baby?

The placenta which plays an integral role in the healthy development of the foetus, is probably the least understood. The News Atlas reports that in an attempt to check how much caffeine can cross from mother to baby, researchers at lowa State University used the microfluidic models of the placenta, also known as placenta-on-a-chip.

11:27:01 on 19 Feb

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Indian markets succumbed to late-hour selling today, with Sensex extending losses to the ninth straight day – its longest losing streak in nearly eight years. Indian markets have underperformed in recent months with election jitters, steep valuations and weak earnings keeping investors away even as global markets have hit multi-month highs. Here are 10 things to know.

10:57:01 on 19 Feb

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Omar Lulu’s Oru Adaar Love that released for Valentine's Day and has received a lot of negative reviews, is going to have a new climax. The director told Asianet News that many who liked the movie had a problem with the climax. The new climax that is ten minutes long has been shot and the whole movie had been edited to keep it at the same duration.

10:40:01 on 19 Feb

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Pulwama terror attack fakenews round-up

From old videos resurfacing as retaliation measures to doctored photos, in just three days after the Pulwama attack, at least 10 fake viral stories have been busted by The Quint's WebQoof team. Let's have a look at a few of them. Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have all been targeted with fake images and videos after the Pulwama Attack.

10:25:02 on 19 Feb

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The deliberate obfuscation of truth on global warming and sometimes outright omission of media coverage on climate disruption is similar to the media’s role in covering the US occupation and invasion of Iraq. Climate change is the single most important story for planet Earth, but the media either ignores it or downplays the crisis.

10:12:01 on 19 Feb

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Facebook intends to develop its own Artificial Intelligence (AI) chips to facilitate faster computing needed to achieve new AI breakthroughs like digital assistants with common sense, said a media report. Facebook's chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun indicated that the social networking giant is already developing its own custom ASIC chips to support its AI software.

09:57:01 on 19 Feb

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Olyvia Rakshit through her San Francisco-based startup ComicFlix is turning all-time hit Indian movies -- from Rajinikanth's Muthu and Rana Daggubati’s Nene Raju Nene Mantri to Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay -- into comics, deconstructed scene by scene. ComicFlix is the world's first web-based comic book editor.

09:40:01 on 19 Feb

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If you are a working professional earning any form of income every month, it is time to usher in the upcoming financial year with a resolution to take charge of your money. To help decode the jargon, we called upon industry experts to portion out the basics in a handy, easy-to-understand guide. Read on, implement on your own personal finances.

09:25:02 on 19 Feb

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The death of more than 40 CRPF jawans in the single deadliest attack is not only a national but a human tragedy. The shock it has given to the country is understandable. What is not understandable is PM Modi’s refusal to ask the country to stay calm, to ask state govts to prevent attacks on Kashmiris. It is difficult not to conclude that PM is trying to repeat history.

09:12:01 on 19 Feb

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Even as the BCCI has dropped a hint that it will keep an eye on the workload of India players during the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore on Tuesday said they have not got any directive of that sort yet, also expressing confidence that a situation like that will not arise and things will work out well.

08:57:01 on 19 Feb

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Millennial Trends Re-defining Real Estate

Homeownership has always been a major milestone for Indians and the millennial are no different though they have their own set of terms and conditions. Unlike the previous generation home ownership isn’t a goal of life for Generation Y, but just a part of their high-tech, connected lifestyle as they value experiences over things.

08:40:01 on 19 Feb

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IPL 2019: 10 Overpaid players of the IPL

The Indian Premier League has become one of the most prominent sports leagues across all the world. In this editions auction, franchises spent a whopping ₹106.80 crores on various players. Every team focused on their squad needs and the availability of the players. Here are the 10 players who are overpaid in the 2019 IPL roaster.

08:25:01 on 19 Feb

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The revenue opportunity from increased sales of smart feature phones is expected to be about $28 billion (roughly Rs. 2,00,000 crores) over the next three years, according to a new report from Counterpoint Research. India made the biggest contribution to the demand for smart feature phones in 2018.

08:12:01 on 19 Feb

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Thadam trailer: Arun Vijay is the killer?

Actor Jayam Ravi on Tuesday released the new trailer of upcoming film Thadam, which stars Arun Vijay in the lead role. The promo promises a nail-biting investigative thriller by Magizh Thirumeni, who has written the screenplay as well. The promo suggests Arun Vijay’s character might have a dark side.

07:57:31 on 19 Feb

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who lost a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, will seek to run for the White House again in 2020, he said in an interview that aired on Tuesday. Mr. Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, made the announcement in an interview on Vermont Public Radio (VPR).

07:46:04 on 19 Feb

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PM Modi said that the security response to the Pulwama terror attack will be a ‘Muh Tod Jawab‘, a euphemism that the government has frequently used for retaliation. He said that the armed forces have been given full freedom to decide the mode, place and timing for the reprisal. What does it really mean for a country’s leader to say that the Army has ‘full freedom’?

07:41:44 on 19 Feb

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The CBI today approached the Delhi High Court seeking custodial interrogation of lobbyist Deepak Talwar in a case related to alleged violation of foreign funding law, FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act). Deepak Talwar was deported from Dubai on January 30 and was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. He is presently in judicial custody.

07:40:58 on 19 Feb

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How Development Excludes Adivasis

The mainstream development paradigm has aggravated discontent among Adivasi communities. The reasons are not difficult to recognise – it encourages the siege of native resources, drives competition, is surplus-driven, instils private ownership and consequently, is affecting the cultural identity of Adivasis.

07:39:03 on 19 Feb

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Nearly 6 million Aadhaar numbers have been leaked through a vulnerability on the Indane website meant for dealers and distributors, a French ‘ethical hacker’ who goes by the name Elliot Alderson claimed on Twitter. In a blog posted on 18 Feb, Alderson detailed how he got a private message on 10 Feb, alerting him to a vulnerability on a web portal meant for local dealers.

07:33:13 on 19 Feb

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The deadly crash of two Surya Kiran jet aircraft in Bengaluru on Tuesday (February 19) has once again brought attention to the unique team of the Indian Air Force. The team holds a special place in the Indian Air Force as it is an aerobatics demonstration teams. That is, it is a team that displays flying maneuvers and is not used for standard air force operations.

07:31:40 on 19 Feb

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Former Goa Congress president Luizinho Faleiro reopened old wounds and accused Digvijaya Singh, then in-charge of the state of scuttling the party’s chances to form government and allowing the BJP to steal the mandate despite the losing the election. The Congress had emerged as the single-largest party in 2017 Goa assembly elections.

07:31:23 on 19 Feb

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Kriti Sanon is busy promoting her upcoming film Luka Chuppi and her fashion choices have been quite a mixed bag. She was recently spotted in a Kanika Goyal creation. Styled by Sukriti Grover, the short dress was fun and chic, but we are not particularly convinced about the belt detail. The make-up, however, especially the bright red lips worked with the entire look.

07:29:30 on 19 Feb

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India is likely to strongly raise the issue of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman even as the two countries will look at further enhancing defence ties, including having a joint naval exercise, during his two-day visit here beginning on Tuesday, officials and sources said.

07:26:48 on 19 Feb

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A day after sealing a seat-sharing pact with the BJP, the Shiv Sena today asked the NDA government not to behave in a way that would fuel allegations that it was trying to wage a war to influence poll results. Riots and terror attacks should not be used for "political gains", the Shiv Sena said in an editorial in the party mouthpiece ''Saamana''.

07:25:02 on 19 Feb

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As soon as you install Tik Tok on your phone and hit “Open” it directly takes you to a home page, with videos filmed by a bunch of people and endless scroll. No need to make an account on the app or register yourself, just direct access to content. Tik Tok is sensationally popular. But why? This question is key to understanding Hindutva Tik Tok videos in India.

07:23:28 on 19 Feb

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The Central Board of Film Certification banned a total of 793 films in 16 years, an RTI response has revealed. Nutan Thakur, a Lucknow-based activist, has been told that between January 1, 2000, & March 31, 2016, the censor board refused to "grant a certificate for exhibition to 793 films". These include 586 Indian films and 207 foreign film titles, Thakur told on Tuesday.

07:22:31 on 19 Feb

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Ayouth from Sridungargar town has tattooed the names of 71 martyred soldiers on his body. The name also include the ones killed in the recent Pulwama terror attack. He did this, "to pay homage to the gallant soldiers". Gopal Saharan said he tattooed the 71 names on his body to pay homage to the gallant Indian soldiers as they sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

07:17:33 on 19 Feb

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India today hit out at Pak PM Imran Khan over his statement on the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 soldiers were killed, and said he should "stop misleading the world" and take credible and visible action against those behind the attack. New Delhi also ripped into Imran Khan's insinuation that India's attacks on Pakistan were linked to the election ahead.

07:08:48 on 19 Feb

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Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S10 series and the new foldable phone are set to launch at its Unpacked event in San Francisco tomorrow. The foldable device has been spotted occasionally, with detailed specifications still a mystery. Even the name of the foldable phone has been a topic of debate with some calling it Galaxy Fold, and some Galaxy F.

07:01:38 on 19 Feb

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Hours after Pakistan PM Imran Khan demanded evidence and intel on Pulwama terror attack suggesting his country's hand in it, New Delhi on Tuesday said it was not "surprised" that Islamabad has again failed to condemn the "heinous act". Accusing India of playing judge and jury, Khan said New Delhi had blamed the attack on Islamabad “without any proof”.

07:01:32 on 19 Feb

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A 21-year-old college student was reportedly killed on Sunday when he was hit in the chest by the ball when he was playing a cricket match with his friends at Guduvanchery. Police said R Srinivasan, a resident of Sriperumbudur, was studying in final year B. Com in a private college at Chromepet.

06:59:38 on 19 Feb

Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, AIADMK-BJP joined hands. However, before announcing the alliance with BJP, the AIADMK announced its tie-up with PMK and its seat sharing. In retaliation, the DMK Chief M K Stalin on Tuesday flayed the AIADMK-PMK alliance, saying it was formed not for the benefit of the country, but for monetary gain.

06:57:21 on 19 Feb

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Carbohydrates get a bad rap these days. Die-hard keto adherents ― those people in your Instagram feed posting photos of bacon-wrapped cheese sticks ― swear off all carbs. Paleo dieters shun all whole grains and legumes, both of which have long been considered healthy. The truth? Carbs are an important fuel source and have plenty of well-documented health benefits.

06:55:13 on 19 Feb

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The Supreme Court today granted protection from arrest in all cases registered against former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, who had recently joined the BJP. A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri said no coercive action should be taken against her and posted the matter for further hearing after three weeks.

06:52:05 on 19 Feb

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Realme 3 India Launch Teased by Company

Earlier this year, Realme teased that the company's next smartphone - the Realme 3 - will be launched in 2019's first quarter. Today, the company has sent out an official teaser that confirms the Realme 3's imminent India launch. However, the company is yet to reveal any detail regarding the upcoming smartphone's hardware and standout features.

06:49:20 on 19 Feb

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The first poster of Amitabh Bachchan starrer Jhund is out. The release date of the film has also been announced. The poster of the film shows a back-shot of Amitabh, who is being lifted in the air by a group of youngsters. The film is based on the life of Vijay Barse, founder of NGO Slum Soccer, who rehabilitated street kids by turning them into soccer players.

06:43:01 on 19 Feb

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Illegal immigrants should not languish for long in detention centres in Assam, instead they should be repatriated or deported expeditiously, the Supreme Court and the Centre agreed. The Centre assured the court that it would hold consultations with the Assam government on a scheme to expedite the process of deportation or repatriation of illegal foreigners.

06:41:03 on 19 Feb

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The Rs 6,000-per annum cash dole out to each farmer family in basic income support will help swing votes for the ruling BJP, but issues like the stray cattle menace in the electorally crucial Uttar Pradesh are a concern, says a brokerage report. For the full fiscal next year it will leave a bigger hole of Rs 1.75 lakh crore on Central finances.

06:36:28 on 19 Feb

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Amid the heightened bilateral tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad over Pulwama attack, China on Tuesday urged restraint by India and Pakistan and called on both the countries to peacefully resolve their issues through dialogue as soon as possible. At least 40 CRPF personnel were killed in Pulwama district on Feb 14, in a suicide attack claimed by JeM terror group.

06:31:44 on 19 Feb

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Chanel’s iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. Such was the enigma surrounding the designer that even his age was a point of mystery, with reports he had two birth certificates.

06:28:45 on 19 Feb

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The Supreme Court pulled up the Assam government on Tuesday over implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). A top court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi said the BJP government is creating confusion in the final draft of NRC. Supreme Court slammed the Assam government saying it is creating confusion in the final draft of NRC.

06:20:27 on 19 Feb

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Amid a major political controversy over the purchase of 36 Rafale jets, the French made fighter planes displayed a show of air prowess in Bengaluru as the city gets ready to host Aero India exhibition starting on Wednesday. Three Rafale jets are in the city to participate in the air show.

06:18:49 on 19 Feb

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The BJP today closed the deal on its alliance with TN's ruling AIADMK for the national election. The two parties will also team up for by-elections to 21 assembly seats, said Union Minister Piyush Goyal. "The alliance will contest the TN elections under the leadership of the AIADMK and the national elections in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," said Piyush Goyal.

06:17:47 on 19 Feb

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The AIADMK and the BJP have reached an agreement for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, with five seats being allotted to the national party. It agrees to support AIADMK candidates in bypolls to 21 Assembly constituencies. Addressing a press conference at the hotel, Mr. Panneerselvam read out a statement outlining the alliance.

06:12:11 on 19 Feb

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Following Imran Khan's media address statement on the Pulwama terror attack, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti opined that the Pakistan Prime Minister "deserves a chance" as he has "recently taken over." The PDP chief noted that it was time for Khan 'walk the talk' with regard to taking action against the spurt of terrorist activities.

06:06:26 on 19 Feb

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Two days after environmental activist S. Mugilan allegedly went missing from a train while travelling to Madurai from Chennai, the Madras high court has directed the Chennai police commissioner and the SPs of Villupuram and Kanchipuram to respond by February 22 to the habeas corpus petition filed by human rights defender and People’s Watch founder Henri Tiphagne.

06:02:29 on 19 Feb

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After a gap of six years, seems like the Jonas Brothers are all set to make a comeback as one band. This news of an alleged re-forming of the band is taking us back to the Camp Rock days and hitting hard with nostalgia. The trio has supposedly flown to London secretly to plan their comeback. The band will be releasing new music along with a documentary about their reunion.

05:52:40 on 19 Feb

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A number of journalists' bodies wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh complaining about trolling of journalists on the social media in the wake of the Pulwama incident and sought action against the trolls. It said that not only were the personal details made public, several of them have been "bombarded by phone calls threatening violence, including sexual violence".

05:50:58 on 19 Feb

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At just 19, Shamima Begum has had three children and lost two of them. She lives in a refugee camp in Syria and hopes her newborn son will grow up in Britain, her home country.After leaving the UK in 2015, Shamima Begum joined ISIS. Shamima Begum told The Times newspaper that she didn't regret travelling to Syria, but later said in an interview with ITV News that she did.

05:46:42 on 19 Feb

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Pakistan argued its cause in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice on Tuesday. It insisted that Jadhav was an “Indian spy” who has given a “fair trial”. Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017.

05:43:15 on 19 Feb

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An investigation by Cobrapost claims that nearly three dozen Bollywood celebrities are willing to promote political parties on their own social media accounts for money in the run-up to the 2019 elections. It further alleges that the celebrities were willing to accept their fee in “cash, which means black money”.

05:33:33 on 19 Feb

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The Centre today told the SC that 938 people are detained in six detention centres in Assam and 823 of them have been declared as foreigners by tribunals. The Centre was responding to queries of the SC which had asked the Centre and the state to provide details of functional detention centres in Assam and the foreigners detained in them during the last 10 years.

05:30:49 on 19 Feb

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The trailer of Netflix’s action packed thriller Triple Frontier, featuring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal has dropped on the net. The film starts streaming on Netflix from 13 March after a limited theatrical release on 6 March. Triple Frontier is directed by J.C. Chandor and co-written by Chandor and Mark Boal.

05:23:39 on 19 Feb

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Extending its fall for the ninth consecutive session, the BSE Sensex gave up early gains to end 146 points lower on February 19, 2019, dragged down by IT stocks amid strong foreign fund outflows. Lacklustre cues from other Asian and European markets too weighed on investor sentiment, analysts said.

05:18:23 on 19 Feb

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A rare Indian snake species - Red Coral Kukri- has been sighted in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri after a gap of 82 years, park officials said today. The snake was sighted on Monday night. The reptile was first sighted in Dudhwa in 1936 and even its zoological name "oligodon Kheriensis" finds its roots in its Kheri-specific location.

05:17:26 on 19 Feb

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Pakistan on Tuesday hit back at India in the ICJ when it accused Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav of indulging in terror and subversive activities on its soil which were an "actual manifestation of Indian policy". Jadhav's detention since 2016 for espionage was "unlawful", the former Solicitor General of India had asserted during his three-hour-long presentation.

05:13:51 on 19 Feb

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The BJP today closed the deal on its alliance with TN's ruling AIADMK for the national election. "I am extremely delighted that the AIADMK and the BJP have concluded very fruitful discussions and agreed to contest the parliamentary elections both in TN and by-elections to 21 seats together in alliance along with other friendly partners," said Union Minister Piyush Goyal.

05:07:55 on 19 Feb

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The 12th season of the Indian Premier League will kick-start in the last week of March and the tournament expected to finish in May. A vice-captain's role in a team is often overlooked, but it an extremely important one. In this article, we shall try to predict the vice-captain of each team in this year's Indian Premier League.

05:05:01 on 19 Feb

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When a newly inducted Telangana minister was asked about the absence of women in K Chandrashekar Rao’s first list of cabinet members, his reply was “women are at home”. In the same breath, he added that women were the pillars of strength for the KCR-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the party always enjoyed their support.

05:04:48 on 19 Feb

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