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Congress president Rahul Gandhi has offered to step down from the post in the aftermath of the general election results at the Congress Working Committee meeting, which is currently underway. The offer, however, has reportedly been rejected by senior party members. The CWC meeting was called by Gandhi to review the party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

12:49:05 on 25 May

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Cricket legend Allan Border has handpicked Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan, and Aaron Finch as the three skippers to watch out for in the ICC ODI World Cup, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom. Border, who led Australia to World Cup triumph in 1987, said Kohli's aggressive and "in-your-face" style of captaincy makes him a different kind of a leader than Morgan and Finch.

12:42:02 on 25 May

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Chennai: Stir over erratic water supply

Irked over the poor supply of drinking water for the past three months, villagers staged a protest and detained a government bus here near Madurantakam in the district on Friday. The bus plies between Selaiyur and Madurantakam. Villagers were upset after officials kept ignoring their requests to supply adequate drinking water.

12:28:29 on 25 May

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Sita leaked online by Tamilrockers

Telugu film Sita has been leaked online by Tamilrockers. Starring Kajal Aggarwal and Bellamkonda Sreenivas, the film has been directed by Teja. Tamilrockers has been leaking many Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films online soon after the release. Even TV shows like Game of Thrones and web shows like Made in Heaven also end up on the website.

12:27:01 on 25 May

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As PM Modi gets ready to kick-off his new term, what are the new government’s tasks on the Foreign policy front? The Hindu's National Editor Suhasini Haidar and Special Correspondent T.C.A. Sharad Raghavan discuss the economic and foreign policy priorities of the new government as Prime Minister Modi gets ready to kick-off his second term.

12:26:15 on 25 May

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In another setback to Vijay Mallya, the UK High Court directed the embattled liquor tycoon to pay British beverage giant Diageo over $135 million in relation to a collateral arrangement. Diageo is seeking a total of $175 million from the 63-year-old businessman and was successful in one aspect of that claim as it was awarded a "summary judgment" by Justice Robin Knowles.

12:15:02 on 25 May

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The investigation into the Surat fire case has been handed over to an ACP rank officer of Crime branch, said Surat police commissioner Satish Sharma at a press conference on Saturday. Sharma said that coaching class operator Bhargav Butani has also been arrested. An FSL team has launched a probe to ascertain the cause of the fire at the building in Sarthana.

12:08:23 on 25 May

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The staggering figure of more than three billion fake accounts blocked by Facebook over a six-month period highlights the challenges faced by social networks in curbing automated accounts, or bots, and other nefarious efforts to manipulate the platforms. Facebook said this week it "disabled" 1.2 billion fake accounts in the last three months of 2018.

11:49:59 on 25 May

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The Congress Working Committee is meeting amid speculations of party president Rahul Gandhi offering to step down from the post in the aftermath of the party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections. Senior Congress leaders, including UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, were seen arriving at the party headquarters for the meeting earlier.

11:38:16 on 25 May

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A fall-out of the UDF's sweeping victory in the LS polls is by-elections to six assembly segments, which will again test all three political combinations in Kerala. Merely going by the Lok Sabha poll voting pattern, the UDF holds a clear edge in all constituencies, including Aroor, from where CPM's A M Ariff will have to vacate following his victory in Alappuzha LS poll.

11:18:25 on 25 May

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Apart from the 303 seats, the BJP won on Thursday, the party was in serious contention in another 72 constituencies where it was the runner-up, Election Commission of India data show. The BJP was behind the winner in the 72 constituencies by 1.27 lakh votes on an average, which is considerably lower than the national average margin of 2 lakh votes per constituency.

11:10:09 on 25 May

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When was the last time you watched or read a fairytale in which a woman—even if she were a princess—ended up on the throne? In Disney’s latest film Aladdin, Jasmine does. And that’s what makes the film so special. At a time when most major democracies around the world are being ruled by fascist male rulers, it is important that we get to see stories of female ambition.

11:01:45 on 25 May

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U.S. regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys a baby’s muscle control and kills nearly all of those with the most common type of the disease within a couple of years. The treatment is priced at $2.125 million (About 14 crore rupees). Out-of-pocket costs for patients will vary based on insurance coverage.

10:55:26 on 25 May

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India will look to hit the ground running when they face New Zealand in their opening warm-up game of the World Cup in London on Saturday. However, with India yet to clear the haze of confusion over the number four position, it will be much more than a ritual of allowing one top-order batsman after another -- behemoths in their own right -- a hit in the middle.

10:42:48 on 25 May

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After tweeting his wishes to PM Narendra Modi for his victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s office put out a video of him talking to Modi over the phone. The “conversation”, may well have been orchestrated only for the cameras. At one point in the 21-second video, Netanyahu says, “Thank you for your congratulations on my victory.”

10:40:12 on 25 May

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YSR Congress Party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to take oath as new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh next week, is expected to meet Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in Hyderabad today. Jagan Reddy will meet KCR at his residence. They are likely to discuss the post-poll situation in the country, especially in the two Telugu states.

10:24:55 on 25 May

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You may have to cough up more for Cauvery water soon. If there is one department which was waiting for the Lok Sabha elections to get over, it was Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, which wants to increase the water tariff by 10-15 per cent. The last time the water tariff was revised was in 2014, which was almost a decade after the hike in 2005.

10:13:21 on 25 May

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People who regularly read with their kids are less likely to engage in harsh parenting and their children are less likely to be hyperactive and have attention problems, say researchers. The study, published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, suggests additional benefits from shared reading -- a stronger parent-child bond.

10:06:19 on 25 May

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi is expected to offer his resignation on Saturday at the first Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting post-Lok Sabha elections. The leader and several state unit chiefs of the party decided to quit taking moral responsibility of the defeat. Sources had earlier said that his resignation offer was rejected by Sonia Gandhi.

09:48:16 on 25 May

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The AIADMK may have lost out to its arch-rival DMK in the race for Lok Sabha, but the bypoll numbers, upon a closer look, show the party is still a formidable force. The ruling party has managed to secure a solid 38.18 per cent vote share in the Assembly bypolls. In absolute terms, the party was not very far from the DMK in the bypoll race.

09:36:58 on 25 May

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With PM Narendra Modi all set to herald a second term after winning the Lok Sabha elections, there is a possibility of his visit to Varanasi before taking the oath. Ravindra Jaiswal, MLC, informed about the possible visit before he takes oath as the prime minister. Modi, who was also in the fray from the Varanasi, this time won by a huge margin of 4,79,505 votes.

08:57:01 on 25 May

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Newly elected MPs of the BJP-led NDA will meet to formally elect PM Narendra Modi as their leader, setting in motion the process of government formation. The BJP said the meeting will take place in Parliament's Central Hall at 5 pm. Prior to this, BJP MPs will meet separately at Parliament House. Modi is expected to address the MPs following his election as their leader.

08:27:01 on 25 May

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The CBI filed its first charge sheet in a case of alleged sexual assault of a woman in Tamil Nadu's Pollachi and charged five suspects with rape, within a month of taking over the probe CBI spokesperson said the charge sheet has been filed against Sabarirajan alias Riswanth, K Thirunavukkarasau, M Sathish, T Vasanth Kumar and R Mani in a special court in Coimbatore.

07:57:02 on 25 May

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As summer sets in and we begin scheduling our annual break away from our 9-to-5 jobs, the first decision that plagues most of us is the destination. But what if we told you we knew of homes that would make you want to catch a flight just to stay in them? If quirky is your way of life, these Airbnbs will speak to the adventurer in you. Want to sleep in a potato?

07:30:16 on 25 May

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani ordered a fire safety audit of schools, colleges and coaching centres following a massive blaze which engulfed a four-storey commercial complex in Sarthana, killing at least 19 teenage students, many of whom jumped and fell to their deaths while some were suffocated. He said the fire audit would also cover hospitals and other commercial buildings.

06:57:01 on 25 May

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Amid rumblings of dissent within following its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, the CPM on Friday admitted that the Sabarimala factor played a major role in its drubbing. Observing that there was an erosion of its traditional vote base, the party decided to probe the reasons that led to the defeat. The CPM leadership is facing severe criticism after the election.

06:27:01 on 25 May

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday appealed to the international community to lift travel warnings issued after the Easter bombings, assuring that the security situation has improved in the country after the crackdown on Islamist groups and their networks. The Prime Minister said that the lives of the people were returning to normalcy.

05:57:01 on 25 May

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As per reports by the World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 21 million people across the globe are affected by schizophrenia. This mental disorder hinders the brain functioning, causing interference in a person’s ability to think, feel and behave clearly. However, even after such a large number of cases of schizophrenia, the condition stays a misunderstood concept.

05:27:01 on 25 May

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If you want to avoid adding extra kilos during holidays, engaging in daily self-weighing may help, according to a new research. Previous research has shown the holiday season can lead to weight gain and that persists after end of holidays and could contribute to annual weight gain.

04:57:01 on 25 May

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Virtual reality (VR) can identify early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive tests currently in use, a study claims. Researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK noted that brain contains a mental ‘satnav’ of where we are, where we have been, and how to find our way around.

04:27:01 on 25 May

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When you’re on a short term or strict diet, you’re well and truly on the bandwagon. But once the wedding is over or the weight is off, and you transition back to regular eating habits, losing all the benefits can render all the hard work moot. Experts explains the best way to get back to normal eating habits without losing out on the benefits of the diet you were on.

03:26:02 on 25 May

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Renowned fashion brand goes fur-free

The Prada Group has become the latest luxury fashion house to go fur-free. Prada said Wednesday that it will no longer include animal fur in its designs and new products starting from the spring-summer 2020 women’s collection, which will be previewed in September. Prada joins Versace, Gucci and Burberry in giving up fur in quick succession since the beginning of 2017.

02:56:01 on 25 May

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Still looking for ways to beat the heat and stay chic in this summer? One of the best ways is to stock up on trendy pairs of shorts that will keep you covered. Be it lounging around at home or stepping out to meet your friends, shorts will prove to be that perfect pick to keep you cool and comfortable.

02:26:02 on 25 May

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Thirst quenching cranberry sorbet recipe

A refreshing and good cleanser for your body with a perfect blend of oranges and cranberries is just what you need this summer. This sorbet has the right balance of sweetness and tartness. Instead of dried cranberries, you can also opt for fresh cranberries available during the period from October to January.

01:55:01 on 25 May

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Uber has partnered with Australian tourist group Tourism Queensland to offer what it calls the world’s first rideshare submarine, scUber that promises to give you a memorable tour of the underwaters. scUber will offer riders the opportunity to explore the Great Barrier Reef in the shared vehicle. Each scUber ride is priced at USD 3,000 for two passengers.

01:25:01 on 25 May

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Creativity can result from impulsiveness

Exploring the answer to how employees' time can be organised to enable them to perform best when it comes to both creative and routine tasks, Economists at Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg conducted a research that found the employees' impulsiveness decide which working model works them. The research was published in the 'Creativity and Innovation Management'.

12:57:01 on 25 May

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So what do you eat when you get hungry in between meals? Well you probably snack on something. And even though snacking isn’t always bad, if you are snacking simply because you are stressed, tired or bored then definitely it’s important to put a stop on it. So here are the 5 weight loss friendly, healthy snacking alternatives.

12:27:01 on 25 May

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Its happy hour in Dublin and the drinks are flowing, but in Ireland's first "dry pub" patrons are forgoing Guinness and whiskey for non-boozy beers and zero per cent wine. The Virgin Mary, which opened this month, bucks the trend in a city where nightlife is fuelled by stout and spirits, offering a menu of entirely non-alcoholic beverages.

11:57:01 on 24 May

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Do you like to sleep? It turns out that exercising not only facilitates strength and endurance but also improves quality of sleep at night. A new study, conducted by the researchers from Pennsylvania State University, US observed that teenagers who work out during the day tend to sleep longer than those who don't exercise at all.

11:27:01 on 24 May

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While many have been saying the national election results have been along expected lines, the Dravida Munnetra Kazahagam (DMK)-Congress sweep in Tamil Nadu has been no different. Interestingly, though Tamil Nadu is one of the most urbanized states in India (after Gujarat), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has found almost no new backers even among urban voters.

10:57:02 on 24 May

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The makers of Upendra’s upcoming film were having a tough time picking up a title for the project. Now we learn that, after much deliberation, the director finally has chosen Buddhivantha 2. Director Maurya DN clarified that the film is not a sequel to Upendra’s 2008 movie ‘Buddhivantha’.

10:42:01 on 24 May

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One of the fundamental liberal misunderstandings of contemporary Indian society consists of the view that irrespective of who forms the next government there will be a turn towards illiberalism. According to this view, the nature of the ruling dispensation is now irrelevant to how the majority think about social differences, caste and jingoistic nationalism.

10:25:01 on 24 May

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Why Tamil Nadu Voted the Way It Did

Tamil Nadu has much pretty much repeated its verdict of the 2014 elections this time. In doing so, the state continues to remain a tough nut for the Bharatiya Janata Party to crack. Bucking the national trend, Tamil Nadu once again thwarted the BJP’s desperate attempts to gain a foothold.

10:12:01 on 24 May

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The American company SpaceX launched the first satellite group in the orbit of the Starlink project. The Falcon 9 launcher, with 60 satellites, flew from the launch site at Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday, May 23. The Starlink project, which is being developed since 2015, is designed to provide reliable and fast access to the Internet anywhere in the world.

09:55:01 on 24 May

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Vicky Kaushal, who was last seen in Uri:The Surgical Strike, says working on Manmarziyaan has been one of the most liberating experiences for him as an actor. "It was the first time I was collaborating with Tapsee (Pannu) and Abhishek (Bachchan) and had a blast shooting with them," he said.

09:42:01 on 24 May

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The overwhelming victory of the BJP in Karnataka raises the following question: is this victory a massive endorsement of Narendra Modi-led BJP or a strong rebuke of an opportunistic alliance between Janata Dal (Secular) and Congress? Atleast it is clear that after these results, there remains no logical rationale for the continuation of the JD(S) and Congress alliance.

09:25:01 on 24 May

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Cong party is in terminal decline. All it needs is a little push and it’ll collapse like a pack of cards. Its dormant vote share that doesn’t convert into seats can easily be stolen by another party. That’s what the BJP did in Tripura . That’s what the AAP did in Delhi. That’s what the BJP is trying to do in TS. That’s what the BJP just did to the Left in West Bengal.

09:12:01 on 24 May

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Why you should lower the intake of salt

Research has shown that excess salt intake is harmful to people’s health. It can lead to high blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Globally salt reduction programmes are gaining traction, whether through awareness campaigns or through governmental interventions.

08:55:01 on 24 May

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Actor Rahul Ravindran made his debut as a director with Chi La Sow last year and the film went on to become a big hit. After all these months, this film caught the attention of cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle, who happened to catch it on a long flight. 'Chi La Sow' is a romantic entertainer that had Sushanth and Ruhani Sharma in the lead roles.

08:42:01 on 24 May

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Has there ever been a more ominous portent in cinema than the Bob Marley song, Three Little Birds? Often mistakenly thought to be named Every Little Thing is Gonna Be Alright, or Don’t Worry About a Thing - understandable because those are its most prominent lyrics - it has been featured in several films and television shows over history.

08:27:01 on 24 May

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The return of the NDA government to power does indicate a couple of things. First, there will be continuity in policy stance, which is good for the country. The second is that some of the economic issues that had taken centre-stage like employment, economic stagnation, falling consumption etc. did not matter in terms of affecting the decision of the electorate.

08:12:01 on 24 May

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The JuM Bangladesh has been declared as a banned terrorist organisation by the government, the Home Ministry said on Friday. In a notification, the home ministry said the outfit has committed acts of terrorism, promoted acts of terrorism and has been engaged in radicalisation and recruitment of youths for terrorist activities in India.

07:51:44 on 24 May

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The Indian Cricket Team will be kicking off their World Cup campaign with two warm-up games - first against New Zealand on Saturday followed by a fixture against Bangladesh on Tuesday. While completing media commitments of the tournament, India's vice-captain Rohit Sharma took some time out and had a go at the 'Steady Hand Challenge'.

07:43:40 on 24 May

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While the entire nation rued or celebrated the saffron surge in the Lok Sabha elections Kerala and Tamil Nadu – took pride in the fact that they remain untouched by the Modi wave. Proud Twitter users from Kerala and Tamil Nadu posted memes and jokes about their states resisting the BJP rule while the entire country was unconditionally swept by it.

07:41:26 on 24 May

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EC has officially completed the counting of votes in the Lok Sabha Election 2019. BJP wins on 303 seats in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Congress wins on 52 seats, out of total 542 Parliamentary constituency seats. The united opposition's attempt to halt BJP juggernaut went in vain as PM Modi rode to victory with a bigger mandate than the party received five years ago.

07:34:31 on 24 May

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In the aftermath of the 2019 elections, the Modi wave not only swept through the Hindi heartland and Gujarat, as was expected, but also bulldozed through West Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra and Karnataka. Only Kerala and Tamil Nadu appears untouched.

07:25:42 on 24 May

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Scanning through your closet every morning, all you think about is, ‘When did I last wear this?’ Isn’t it true that you discard a piece on the basis of how many times you have worn it? In a recent study, published in Dailymail found that almost 33 per cent of women consider clothes ‘old’ after wearing them fewer than three times.

07:21:08 on 24 May

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to run a study to analyse the quality of the PhD theses submitted and produced by universities across India in the past ten years. As part of the study, the UGC will review PhD theses in different disciplines at various central, state, state-private and deemed-to-be universities.

07:20:05 on 24 May

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A special CBI court on Friday dismissed a petition filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking to bring on record, the Delhi Police Vigilance report on the alleged evidence tampering in connection with the Sunanda Pushkar death case. Special CBI Judge Arun Bhardwaj dismissed the plea filed by Swamy after hearing all the parties.

07:15:26 on 24 May

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Roland Garros unveils new look

After years of legal battles Roland Garros will show off its new look next week, with a nod to the Eiffel Tower and a World War II resistance fighter while boasting enough plants and greenery to make even the most demanding environmentalist drool. A retractable roof which will be in place for the 2020 edition of the sport’s only clay court Grand Slam.

07:13:35 on 24 May

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After a devastating fire killed at least 19 people in a coaching centre in Gujarat's Surat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences on Twitter. "Extremely anguished by the fire tragedy in Surat. My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly," he tweeted.

07:08:45 on 24 May

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Narendra Modi may be sworn in for his second term on May 30 and some world leaders could be invited for it, making it an event bigger than in 2014 when heads of governments of SAARC countries were invited. Before his swearing-in, Modi is likely to visit Varanasi to thank the people of the parliamentary constituency from where he has been elected for the second time.

07:05:44 on 24 May

If you had to bet on the winner in a fight between a snake and a squirrel, you would probably pick the former. In this one instance though, you would have been wrong. A picture that has gone viral online shows a squirrel clutching a snake, reportedly before it devoured it "down to the last two inches."

07:03:44 on 24 May

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The Union Cabinet met on Friday and adopted a resolution for the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, setting in motion the process of constituting the new House and formation of the government after the conclusion of the general elections. The Election Commission will then issue a formal notification constituting the new House.

07:01:56 on 24 May

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the National Democratic Alliance on the "sweeping victory" in the Lok Sabha elections. "I pray you will be successful in meeting the challenges that lie ahead in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of India," Dalai Lama wrote in a letter.

06:54:48 on 24 May

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Trinamool Congress Friday suspended its Bijpur legislator Subhrangshu Roy, son of BJP leader Mukul Roy, for anti-party comments. Subhrangshu has been suspended for six years from the party, announced TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee at a press conference this evening.

06:54:12 on 24 May

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A total of 541,150 voters, or about 1.8 per cent of the electorate, in Tamil Nadu have picked NOTA (None of the Above) in the Lok Sabha elections, according to the Election Commission. A total of 822 candidates contested the elections in Tamil Nadu which were swept by the DMK-led alliance.

06:52:35 on 24 May

Unlike most of his contemporaries, Arjun Kapoor doesn't believe in dodging questions. Whether it's about his professional career or his personal life, the young actor always has an answer ready for every query. While his film India's Most Wanted opens in cinemas today, he sits down with us to have an honest conversation on how life has changed.

06:45:17 on 24 May

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India captain Harmanpreet Kaur has revealed that she wanted to take an indefinite break from the game because of the controversy that followed the World T20 in the West Indies. Harmanpreet said the negative talk around the team after the World T20 affected her mindset adversely.

06:38:09 on 24 May

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Ivanka Trump, the daughter and advisor to the US President Donald Trump, today joined several other international well-wishers in congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his landslide victory in the 2019 general election. Her message comes hours after Donald Trump hailed PM Modi's "BIG" win.

06:36:46 on 24 May

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It was a mixed outing for super rich candidates as five of them emerged victorious and an equal number suffered defeat in the Lok Sabha polls. However, the country's richest candidate Ramesh Kumar Sharma, who fought independently from Bihar, lost his deposit, according to Election Commission data.

06:32:48 on 24 May

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For diabetics important to have a strict meal plan, complete with precise meals timings that must be adhered to. Regular check-ups of levels of glycated haemoglobin are also important. So if you have been following a largely healthy diet loyally and not indulging in unhealthy foods, you may be able to adjust a few helpings of pizza in your diabetes diet.

06:30:03 on 24 May

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19 students were reported dead and several injured after a major fire broke out in a two-storey building in Surat’s Sarthana area to escape a fire on Friday afternoon. The students were in a tuition class when the fire broke out at the Takshasheela building. A few of them jumped from the building to escape the fire.

06:21:09 on 24 May

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The work of being a royal simply cannot wait (!!!) and Prince Harry is officially back on duty. By which I mean he's on a very fancy business trip to Italy. Harry spent his first night away from his new son Archie and Meghan Markle thanks to travelling to Rome for a polo match. Harry will attend the Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup.

06:12:58 on 24 May

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The CBI has filed a charge sheet against five suspects in a case of alleged sexual assault of a woman in Tamil Nadu's Pollacchi. CBI spokesperson Nitin Wakankar said the charge sheet has been filed against Sabarirajan alias Riswanth, K Thirunavukkarasau, M Sathish, T Vasanth Kumar and T Vasanth Kumar in a special court in Coimbatore.

06:09:12 on 24 May

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In yet another attempt to keep its long-video supporting IGTV feature afloat, Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram has added support for videos shot in landscape mode. According to Instagram, the step was required to make IGTV more free of a platform for creators to express themselves however they want.

06:09:07 on 24 May

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Whether it's raising awareness of brain aneurysms with a real-life survival story, or speaking up about the 'shocking' gender pay gap in the film industry, Emilia Clarke is no stranger to speaking her mind. Now, the GOT star has revealed that she turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn't want to be "pigeonholed" for the rest of her career.

06:05:39 on 24 May

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The stepping aside of the Gandhi family from the leadership role in the Congress following its debacle in the Lok Sabha elections is not a solution, a senior party leader said Friday. Four-time MLA M Shashidhar Reddy said the Gandhi family has been the "binding force" for the party, keeping it intact.

06:02:52 on 24 May

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It's the moment Kardashian fans have been waiting for. The upcoming episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians will finally address the Jordyn Woods-Tristan Thompson cheating scandal. The teaser reveals Kylie telling her mother, that Jordyn "f**ked up". Jordyn, allegedly hooked up Tristan during a party while he was still dating Khloe.

06:01:31 on 24 May

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Since March, when Vice President Mike Pence suddenly announced a program to get humans to the surface of the moon by 2024, NASA has been scrambling to pull off what many think is a near-impossible feat. But the agency took a significant step toward that goal Thursday, awarding a contract to a company to build the first element of a small space station.

06:01:06 on 24 May

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The Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Friday sacked its panel of leaders who act as its spokespersons on television channels. "The appointment of all party panellists has been cancelled on the directives of national president Akhilesh Yadav," SP's chief spokesperson Rajendra Chowdhury said.

05:57:23 on 24 May

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Mother Dairy, the leading milk supplier in the national capital region, on Friday hiked milk prices by up to Rs. 2 per litre, effective Saturday, citing higher procurement cost from farmers. The company has increased the prices of only poly pack milk and not bulk vended milk, also known as token milk. The decision comes days after Amul hiked milk prices by Rs. 2/ litre.

05:53:59 on 24 May

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If you’re a die-hard Marvel fan, you’re surely living in exciting times. Avengers: Endgame is finally out and it has been worth all the wait. And as if all the excitement surrounding the movie wasn’t enough, OPPO has a surprise for you - the OPPO F11 Pro Marvel’s Avengers Limited Edition.

05:49:28 on 24 May

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England captain Eoin Morgan will have a precautionary X-ray on a finger injury suffered less than a week before the start of the World Cup. Morgan took a knock to his left index finger during catching drills as his side prepared for a World Cup warm-up game against Australia on Saturday. England opens the World Cup against South Africa on 30 May.

05:48:53 on 24 May

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If you’re a millennial on Instagram, chances are you’ve heard of Nam Vo. The professional makeup artist and global artistry ambassador for Marc Jacobs beauty have been blowing up our social media feed on the daily with her world famous ‘dewy dumplings’ glow. In an attempt to recreate *that* lit-from-within glow, we asked Nam Vo to reveal the ultimate tricks of her trade.

05:44:51 on 24 May

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Director Teja’s latest film Sita releases today. The Telugu film, starring Kajal Aggarwal as a money-minded businesswoman, has left viewers impressed and excited ever since its trailer released recently. Apart from Kajal, Sita also stars Bellamkonda Srinivas, Sonu Sood and Mannara Chopra. It has been bankrolled by Ramabrammam Sunkara.

05:40:37 on 24 May

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This month saw two battles: The Battle for the Iron Throne on GOT, and in India, the Lok Sabha Elections. 'The North remembers' is a pretty common phrase used in Game of Thrones, and if you've watched the show, you'll know exactly what it means. For the ones who don't follow the show, Smriti Irani has used this common phrase from Game of Thrones to explain her victory.

05:36:53 on 24 May

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Do you know what sounds awkward? Going on a talk show and finding out the other guest is your ex-boyfriend-who-you-put-on-blast's new wife. Which appears to be exactly what happened to Taylor Swift and Sophie Turner, who both showed up for The Graham Norton Show on the same night for a casual joint interview.

05:35:07 on 24 May

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Vivo V15 price in India has been slashed once again. To recall, the smartphone had been launched in India back in March, at Rs. 23,990. Last month, it received a price cut taking it down to Rs. 21,990. Now, Vivo has slashed the price of the smartphone again - making it the second time the price has been revised.

05:30:30 on 24 May

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Newly elected MPs of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance to meet tomorrow at 5 pm. The meeting is expected to formally elect PM Narendra Modi as their leader. The BJP said the meeting will take place in Parliament's Central Hall at 5 pm. Modi is also expected to address the MPs following his election as their leader.

05:26:27 on 24 May

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Mr Modi and Amit Shah, his closest aide, are believed to be keen on including newer faces in the council of ministers. West Bengal, where the BJP has made a phenomenal career advancement, jumping from two to 18 seats, could get big representation. The PM and Mr Shah have so far not indicated a decision on the "Big 4" - Home, Finance, External Affairs and Defence.

05:25:04 on 24 May

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With the onset of summer weddings, it’s time you gave your ethnic wear collection an upgrade with the trending favourite—the sharara. A must-have in this season's wedding wardrobe, the pant style is proving its versatility by being adaptable to anything from light occasions (like a puja ceremony) to a picture-perfect destination wedding.

05:20:25 on 24 May

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A day after suffering a rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Karnataka cabinet Friday reposed its 'faith and confidence' in the leadership of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, asserting the Congress-JD(S) coalition would continue. This is said to be the worst-ever performance by the Congress in the state as against a record of sorts by the BJP.

05:13:57 on 24 May

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Dinesh Karthik, the senior most member in India's 15-member World Cup squad after MS Dhoni, might make his first appearance in the 50-over ICC showpiece event. The World Cup 2019 will be contested in a round-robin format from May 30 to July 14. Heis optimistic and says he loves spending time with youngsters in the camp, especially KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya.

05:05:45 on 24 May

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Three Indian climbers, two women among them, died of exhaustion while descending the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials said on Friday. More than 120 climbers scaled the world's highest mountain on Thursday, but some of them were caught in the crowd of people on the slopes, leading to exhaustion, dehydration and death, they said.

04:45:42 on 24 May

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Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir speaks with NDTV after his remarkable election victory in Delhi. Mr Gambhir speaks about his campaign, about allegations made against him by the Aam Aadmi Party, and what his plans are for Delhi. He also has a message for AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal.

04:40:36 on 24 May

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Meditation is an age-old practice which has been hailed as the game changer in the daily routine of its practitioners. Individuals from all walks of life swear by having a meditation practise that has led to massive mental, physical and spiritual benefits. These benefits surpass any other practise and bring you a whole new world .

04:39:28 on 24 May

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Setback is natural for the communists and Sabarimala may be one reason for my defeat, said C Divakaran, CPI leader and LDF candidate of Thiruvananthapuram. There was an organised move against me and the party should examine it, he said while addressing the media.All are saying that Sabarimala is one reason for the defeat. That could be one reason.

04:33:49 on 24 May

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M is legendary in certain inner circles for growing his own high-grade weed, not out there in the sunshine but indoors by using hydroponics—a system that has been changing the cannabis landscape in India since a couple of years now. The superweed takes time, money and patience but also a superhuman effort to get over the paranoia of having the cops at your door.

04:27:20 on 24 May

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In AP elections results YSRCP has won 151 Assembly and 22 Parliament seats. With the clean sweep, the YSRCP is going to form the government, and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be swearing in as next CM on 30 May. As the new government is going to take charge, the state admin dept has issued the orders to remove the nameplates of the ministers at AP Secretariat in Amaravati.

04:26:51 on 24 May

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