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Florals for spring is of course a no brainer, but there's no denying the fact that is works like a charm when it comes to making chic style statements. Among the list of Bollywood celebs who have been going all out with florals in this season - from Alia Bhatt to Janhvi Kapoor - another noted star is none other than Kiara Advani.

02:25:01 on 22 Mar

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In the fall of 1969, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman—two rising stars in the psychology department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem—formed a formidable friendship that would change how we think about how we think. Together, the pair would create the field of behavioral economics and revolutionize large parts of cognitive psychology.

01:55:01 on 22 Mar

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Tom Robb. Life Is The Way.

Spend a minute with Tom Robb and you’ll come away smiling. Recharged. Challenged. Encouraged to be a better you. I saw it for myself with my own eyes when I accidentally spent a gorgeous sunny day with him, not too long ago, on the NSW South Coast. With complete strangers or his old friends, it didn’t matter, it was the same effect.

01:25:01 on 22 Mar

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Dissociation—a feeling of being disconnected from your thoughts and feelings, often described as seeing yourself from an outside perspective—isn’t rare. According to the US national nonprofit Mental Health America, about a third of all people say they’ve once felt they were watching themselves from afar, as if in a movie.

12:55:02 on 22 Mar

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We looked at the runways from New York, London, Milan and Paris and came to an undeniable conclusion—it was all yellow. Marigold, canary, lemon with bursts of orange—sunset colours are clearly hot right now. From Chloé’s sunset-splattered cross-body bag to Anita Dongre’s Tencel lehenga in apricot on home ground—everything points to the saturated colour wheel.

12:25:01 on 22 Mar

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The murky world of politics

Author Tina Biswas’s third novel The Antagonists is inspired by West Bengal. Talking about the plot, she reveals that the story brings together a group of characters with different backgrounds and different outlooks in life; the only thing they have in common is that they all think they’re doing the right thing.

11:57:01 on 21 Mar

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Using hairstyling tools at home is almost the norm now. Thanks to online tutorials and easy-to-use gadgets, it’s easier than ever to straighten, curl or get a blow-dry at home. This convenience comes with its own share of concerns. To counter this and not compromise on the quality of our hair, it’s essential that we use a heat protectant when styling our mane at home.

11:27:01 on 21 Mar

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The CBSE recently asked the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to cut three chapters from a textbook meant for class IX students. The chapters, from the textbook titled Contemporary World-I for social sciences, account for nearly 70 pages. Chapter cuts may have a bigger role than just reducing the burden on school children.

10:40:01 on 21 Mar

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After days of suspense, the BJP finally released its first list of 184 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Two former Congressmen have found place in the list. The party has chosen A Manju to contest against JDS Prajwal Revanna, the grandson and heir of former prime minister and JDS patriarch HD Deve Gowda.

10:31:13 on 21 Mar

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Elections bring on a manthan (or churn) of governance discourse in a democratic polity. However, Indian political parties still seem stuck in the Pulwama, Balakot and Pakistan time zones. In this context, we need to analyse two intuitive questions. Why do terrorists choose to strike around elections? Do terror attacks have any effect on the voting choices of people?

10:25:01 on 21 Mar

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The Central Election Committee of BJP, headed by BJP National President Amit Shah, on Thursday announced candidates for 10 out of 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana State. The BJP has dropped sitting MP from Secunderabad constituency and replaced him with ex-MLA G. Kishan Reddy. Former minister D.K. Aruna has been named as candidate from Mahabubnagar seat.

10:24:08 on 21 Mar

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Tamil Nadu will see a heated face off between two powerful women leaders from the state in the Thoothukudi parliamentary constituency: BJP State President Tamilisai Soundararajan versus DMK’s RS MP Kanimozhi Karunanidhi. Tamilisai’s candidature in the upcoming LS polls was confirmed at a press conference by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda. Nadda.

10:17:25 on 21 Mar

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The fashion in politics

PM Modi is always well turned out. Congress President Rahul Gandhi rarely deviates from his white kurta pyjamas. The style of both is not accidental. Each is projecting their own brand image in what he wears. Decoding what Prime Minister Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi usually wear.

10:12:01 on 21 Mar

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Union Minister K.J. Alphons and new party entrant K.S. Radhakrishnan are among the 13 candidates in Kerala the BJP announced in its first Lok Sabha candidates list released on Thursday. The list was released in Delhi on Thursday evening by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader J.P. Nadda.

09:58:27 on 21 Mar

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As a game, PUBG is not extraordinary. As PUBG Mobile lends itself to team play, it can create professional gamers, an audience for on-screen action, and even generate revenues. It makes no sense to deprive people of a particular game’s thrills on vague allegations of its bad influence. Arbitrary bans reveal a lack of clarity on the principles of governance.

09:57:01 on 21 Mar

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When it comes to health issues in Africa, people think of chronic hunger, or infectious diseases such as malaria or HIV/AIDS. But Africa is simultaneously struggling with an increase in noncommunicable diseases. The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

09:42:01 on 21 Mar

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The poet - whose real name is George Mpanga - is known for singles like Follow the Leader, which he made with Maverick Sabre. He tells BBC News: "Platforms like YouTube help artists by giving everyone a fair shot at getting their voice out there." George the Poet's comments come on World Poetry Day, held each 21 March.

09:10:02 on 21 Mar

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The BJP released its first list of candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, naming Smriti Irani as the party's candidate from UP's Amethi. A Cong bastion for decades, the listing squarely sets Smriti Irani up for a second fight with party chief Rahul Gandhi. In the 2014 though she lost by more than one lakh votes, she managed to reduce Rahul Gandhi's winning margin.

09:05:50 on 21 Mar

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Two years after her best-selling first novel Nobody Killed Her, Pakistani author Sabyn Javeri has come out with a new collection of short stories - Hijabistan, which translates into “the land of the veiled.” In an interview, Sabyn Javeri speaks about what she aims to bring out through Hijabistan, her views on the #MeToo movement, and what we can expect from her next.

08:55:01 on 21 Mar

In 2018, Firstpost released eight poems by four spoken word poets, which spanned two languages — English and Hindustani — and reflected on a variety of themes, from the matrix-like nature of cities to the labels we assign to people, and making a case for praising artists and their work.

08:41:01 on 21 Mar

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It is a picture which has been described as showing a "great athlete at her most powerful." Tayla Harris, a star forward for the Australian Football League women's side Carlton is captured in the air having kicked the first goal of the game in a match between her side, the Blues, and Western Bulldogs.

08:40:01 on 21 Mar

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Facing flak for failure to block the live broadcast of the New Zealand terrorist attack last week, Facebook on Thursday said that its AI tools were not "perfect" to detect the horrific video. Vowing to improve its technology, the social networking giant, however, ruled out adding a time delay to Facebook Live, similar to the broadcast delay sometimes used by TV stations.

08:26:01 on 21 Mar

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Over a 600-year-old tradition of walking through the flames on Holi eve was broken in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district. "None of the youth from the Brahmin community volunteered this year to continue the over six-century-old tradition of the village," Ram Het, the former village head of Jatwari in Chhata area, said.

08:25:02 on 21 Mar

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On March 16, the 53rd edition of the Shankar-Shad Mushaira took place in Delhi. With over 15 leading poets, the annual event that celebrates the finest Urdu poets from the sub-continent. At the mushaira, poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar recited a new, unpublished poem for the first time in public that urged writers to speak up and write in today’s dark times.

08:14:45 on 21 Mar

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In a disclosure should have made it more difficult for the Modi government to “turn around” the Samjhauta Express blast case, the former head of the SIT that probed the 2007 terrorist bombing of the Delhi-Lahore train had said there was ample evidence linking some Indore-based Hindutva extremist groups to the blasts that killed 68 people, mostly Pakistanis.

08:12:01 on 21 Mar

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IPL is set to start on Saturday and the captains of the eight teams embarked in Chennai on Thursday for the captains' meet and signing of the pledge to play the game in fair spirit. The pledge was being pre-recorded on the sidelines of the captains' meet so that all of them can go back to their respective franchises well in time for their opening games of the season.

07:57:01 on 21 Mar

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Jacob Thomas, DGP under suspension and senior most official of the Kerala cadre is likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Chalakudy. He will be contesting as a candidate of Twenty 20 Front ruling Kizhakkambalam panchayat. His candidacy will be a tough challenge for LDF candidate Innocent and UDF candidate Benny Behnan.

07:43:12 on 21 Mar

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Targetting Narendra Modi’s “main bhi chowkidar” (I too a watchman) campaign, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday challenged the Prime Minister to appeal against Swami Aseemanand’s acquittal in the Samjhauta blast case if he considered himself to be the ‘chowkidar’ of the country.

07:41:08 on 21 Mar

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Just how inclusive is the festive space of Holi? Clearly, not much, if an ad about a detergent leads to speculations about ‘love jihad’, and a movement to ban the product. But rewind back to historical archives and we might find that Holi was not very harmonious, to begin with. Men have been killed, women raped, and villages burnt and razed all because of Holi festivities.

07:40:02 on 21 Mar

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JP Nadda said BJP will declare the first list of 182 candidates to contest in the Lok Sabha polls.Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contest from Varanasi again, BJP president Amit Shah to contest from Gandhinagar, Rajnath Singh to contest from Lucknow, Nititn Gadkari likely to contest from Nagpur, Nadda said.

07:39:35 on 21 Mar

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PM Modi will contest from his sitting constituency Varanasi in the Lok Sabha elections that begin next month, the BJP announced today, as it launched its first list of candidates for the national elections. In 2014, PM Modi contested from Varanasi as well as Vadodara in his home state Gujarat. After winning both, he decided to retain the holy city in Uttar Pradesh.

07:37:49 on 21 Mar

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The Bharatiya Janata Party or the BJP is expected to announce its first poll list today for the national elections at 7 pm. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda will hold a press conference. Lok Sabha polls, to be held in seven phases across the country, begin April 11 and the counting of the votes will be held on May 23.

07:34:39 on 21 Mar

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NCP in Maharashtra has suffered a setback, with the son of senior leader Vijaysinh Mohite Patil joining the BJP at a time when the party leadership is trying to keep its flock together. Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil, a former Rajya Sabha member, said he quit the party because a water project launched by his father was allegedly ignored by the previous Congress-NCP government.

07:30:18 on 21 Mar

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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan Thursday said he will not be campaigning for any political party for the Lok Sabha polls, days after a Congress leader in Madhya Pradesh claimed that his party is speaking to the actor for electoral canvassing. "Contrary to the rumours I am not contesting elections nor campaigning for any political party," Khan said in a tweet.

07:26:45 on 21 Mar

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WhatsApp Business released on Android in January last year but its release on iPhone has been pending ever since. Last month, we had reported that the app was finally in beta testing for iPhone. Now, it has been reported that the app is out of beta and a stable version is finally live via the App Store.

07:24:21 on 21 Mar

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China’s e-waste has an average annual growth rate of 10.4 percent. The potential value of recyclable metals in discarded mobile phones, laptops, and computers in China will more than double by 2030. The country's e-waste will rise from 13 million tons in 2018 to 15.4 million tons in 2020.

07:21:54 on 21 Mar

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A daughter takes on her father in the Araku (ST) constituency of Andhra Pradesh during the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 11. Congress' V Shruti Devi is pitted against her father V Kishore Chandra Deo of the TDP. Deo, who had been a Lok Sabha member for six terms, joined the Telugu Desam Party recently, severing his four-decade-old bond with the Congress.

07:18:11 on 21 Mar

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Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India on fraud and money laundering charges amounting to USD 2 bn, spent Holi behind bars in one of England's most overcrowded jails on Thursday, a day after a UK judge rejected his bail application. The judge remanded him in custody till March 29 after which he was transferred to Her Majesty's Prison in south-west London.

07:15:41 on 21 Mar

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In a fresh twist to the investigation of the Pollachi sexual assault case, the CB-CID has summoned Tamil Nadu Congress working president Mayura Jayakumar. He was called in for an enquiry, according to Maurya, over main accused Thirunavukkarasu's alibi that he was visiting the Congress leader on the day the alleged sexual assault of the survivor who complained happened.

07:13:33 on 21 Mar

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As China demonstrated its space credentials by landing a lunar probe on the far side of the moon in January 2019, a science fiction movie was hitting mainland cinemas that could also redefine China’s credentials as a maker of global cinema. The Wandering Earth, directed by Frant Gwo is the world’s highest-grossing film so far in 2019 with box office takings of almost $700m

07:10:02 on 21 Mar

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Two civilians, one of them a minor, were held hostage by militants during an encounter in Hajin of Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Thursday. Jammu and Kashmir police said while one civilian has been rescued with the assistance of security forces and community members, the minor is still being kept hostage by the militants.

07:04:12 on 21 Mar

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The BJP is likely to release its first list of candidates this evening for next month's national elections, sources have told NDTV. Around 250 names are expected to be announced; among them 35 candidates from Uttar Pradesh, all 17 seats the party is contesting in Bihar, 21 in Maharashtra and five in Chhattisgarh.

07:00:00 on 21 Mar

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Kishwar Naheed is one of the greatest Urdu poets of the 20th century, and perhaps Pak’s greatest poet. She will turn 80 in 2020 & this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of her iconic ghazal collection, Lab-e-Goyaa. It's really a sad day when Pakistan’s greatest poet and feminist icon, and some of her would-be successors, are standing at daggers drawn.

06:53:48 on 21 Mar

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Congress leaders have vehemently opposed the CPM charge that the party has entered into a secret deal with the BJP in five seats. Former chief minister and AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy said such an allegation was nothing but an admission of defeat by the CPM. KPCC chief Mullappally Ramachandran called it the CPM's “Goebbelsian
ploy”.

06:49:45 on 21 Mar

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Finland's data protection ombudsman said on Thursday he would investigate whether Nokia-branded phones had breached data rules after a report said the handsets sent information to China. Nokia-branded mobile phones are developed under licence by Finnish company HMD Global, which said no personal data had been shared with a third party.

06:45:34 on 21 Mar

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Happy Birthday, Twitter! This Holi, 21 March, also marks the 13th birthday of Twitter, the barometer of current times. As it enters its teenage years, the platform is acting much like the human adolescent, oscillating between moody extremes — spewing vicious vitriol one moment, and offering messages of social change and heartwarming cat memes the next.

06:40:01 on 21 Mar

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Apart from PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, nine film personalities, including Hema Malini, will campaign for the saffron party candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections in Odisha. The BJP Wednesday released its list of 40 “star campaigners” for Odisha which is scheduled to go to polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.

06:37:57 on 21 Mar

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Four mosques in the central English city of Birmingham have been attacked overnight, with a man wielding a sledgehammer seen smashing windows at two places of worship, the police said on Thursday. Counter-terrorism officers are investigating attacks on the mosques in four different areas in the north of the city, West Midlands Police said in a statement.

06:32:59 on 21 Mar

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Dy CM Parmeshwara visited Indira Canteens at Deepanjali Nagar and Nayandahalli to check the quality of food being provided to the people of economically weaker sections of the society at cheaper rates. During his visit, Mr Parmeshwara interacted with children and elders who had breakfast in canteens in the morning and took their reviews about food quality and hygiene.

06:28:09 on 21 Mar

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Your genetics play a key role in how your body works and looks. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome and that can affect them both mentally and physically. There are many challenges but with proper care and understanding, you can unlock much potential in the people with Down syndrome.

06:23:46 on 21 Mar

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The origins of Holi celebrated across the country with varying degrees of enthusiasm, cannot be restricted to a single narrative. It changes with regions and communities, as do the culinary rituals associated with it. BA Gupte, in his work, posits that Holi is a saturnalia connected with the Spring Equinox and the wheat harvests of the Western part of India.

06:10:05 on 21 Mar

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The heat wave continues in Kerala. The government has warned that the temperatures will be intense this summer, and is likely to remain high until Friday. Alerts have been raised in eight of the fourteen districts in Kerala. The lack of summer rains experienced during this time of the year have also aggravated the heat problem.

06:09:12 on 21 Mar

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“Having a very strong ‘why’ behind your vision will keep you from falling back on your fitness goals,” explains Bollywood actor Saiyami Kher. A sports and fitness enthusiast, the Mirzya actor carefully chooses her words because she knows it’s difficult to be motivated in a world where people are quick to pull you down.

06:08:15 on 21 Mar

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On Tuesday, 8.31 crore units of electricity was consumed by the state. This is the highest ever rate of consumption and has created history. Due to the intense heat, the state requires more than 8 crore units of power every day. Even when power consumption breaks the records, the Kerala State Electricity Board expects
that this summer can be overcome without power crisis.

06:07:24 on 21 Mar

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Eleven dead bodies have been recovered from the debris of the four-storey building in Dharwad, said Police Commissioner on Thursday, 21 March. This includes those who had been confirmed as dead earlier but whose bodies were yet to be recovered. The total number of people rescued from the debris alive is believed to be at least 55 as of Thursday afternoon.

06:00:37 on 21 Mar

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Shamvabee C, a school teacher from Kolkata, was barely ten years old when Holi became a nightmare for her. It was on the day of the festival that year when she was pinned to the ground and attacked with buckets of magenta-tinged water. This festival is perfect garb for bullies and sexual predators to come out in open perform acts, which otherwise would be termed illegal.

06:00:07 on 21 Mar

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Unidentified gunmen shot at Yogesh Verma, BJP lawmaker from Lakhimpur assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday during Holi celebrations. The incident happened around 3 pm while he was on his way back to Rajgarh residence after celebrating Holi at his office in Patel Nagar area of the city.

05:58:19 on 21 Mar

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Controversial director Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming film NTR received a breather from the Telangana High Court after it refused to entertain a plea seeking a ban on its release. Activist VDVV Satyanarayana had moved the court against Lakshmi’s NTR and Veera Grandham citing upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

05:56:42 on 21 Mar

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How a handful of Sikh soldiers bravely fought thousands of Afghan tribesmen in the 1897 battle of Saragarhi is at the heart of Kesari. With Akshay Kumar playing Havildar Ishar Singh, the valorous Sardar who leads his men from the front, you know that this will be an out and out star vehicle. Which it is: he is in almost every frame, barring a few passages here and there.

05:55:46 on 21 Mar

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Once a traditional satellite is launched into space, its physical hardware and computer software stay mostly immutable for the rest of its existence as it orbits the Earth. Some satellite manufacturers are looking at a complementary solution -- hoping to install smartphone-like software capable of receiving updates within minutes instead of days or weeks.

05:54:17 on 21 Mar

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What mistake did the players make, asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni, opening up on a phase of life made "most difficult and depressing" by the 2013 IPL fixing scandal. The two-time World Cup winning captain broke his silence in a docudrama aptly titled 'Roar of the Lion', which focuses on the scandal that rocked Indian cricket.

05:52:25 on 21 Mar

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The 12th edition of IPL will begin with a mouth-watering clash between MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. A lot will be riding on this match as defending champions CSK will look to get off to a perfect start in the tournament in their bid for a historic fourth IPL crown.

05:48:18 on 21 Mar

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Financially troubled Jet Airways seems to be headed towards more turbulence as around 260 of its pilots have applied to join SpiceJet, even as investors like public sector banks struggle to stitch a rescue plan for the airline. The development took place on Wednesday when pilots of the beleaguered airline applied for jobs in SpiceJet's open interview sessions held.

05:46:57 on 21 Mar

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Australia on Thursday declared a state of emergency and evacuated people from its Northern Territory as the region braces itself for two cyclones which are expected to make landfall in the coming weekend. Cyclone Trevor, the equivalent of a category three or four hurricane, is expected to strengthen and hit the eastern side of the Gulf of Carpentaria on Saturday.

05:46:20 on 21 Mar

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After Zaheer Iqbal gave a glimpse of his sweet moments with the kids of Notebook, the makers have unveiled a facade from Pranutan's cute interaction with a kid. Nitin Kakkar’s Notebook has dropped a short video capturing the funny moment of Pranutan's chase to attain a letter which is lost amidst a natural situation.

05:35:38 on 21 Mar

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Indonesian investigators said on Thursday the cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Lion Air Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 jet showed pilots were searching for the right checklist in their handbooks. The details revealed at a press conference corroborated a Reuters report on Wednesday that was based on three sources with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder's contents.

05:35:06 on 21 Mar

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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) score is valid for three years for Indian students wanting to pursue undergraduate medical course abroad. The notification further said that “these regulations may be called the “Eligibility Requirement for Taking Admission in an Undergraduate Medical Course in a Foreign Medical Institution (Amendment) Regulation, 2019.”

05:33:13 on 21 Mar

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Investigation agencies are confident that there will be no delay in getting fugitive businessman Nirav Modi extradited to India because they have provided UK authorities with all the documents required. Sources told NDTV that their ongoing efforts to extradite another fugitive business magnate - Vijay Mallya - helped familiarise them with the extradition procedure.

05:28:03 on 21 Mar

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Eleven seasons down and the 2019 Indian Premier League is now upon us with defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening fixture on Saturday, 23 March, in Chennai. Here’s a look at some of the big records that could tumble, and some new ones that could be made, over the next few weeks.

05:27:02 on 21 Mar

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The Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP took to social media to call each other out on ''unfulfilled promises'', including the former’s promise of transparency regarding donations and the latter’s pledge for granting full statehood to Delhi. AAP Delhi said in a tweet: “Its been 15 days @BJP4India website is still down. Guess who failed to safeguard his own website ?...[sic]”.

05:25:59 on 21 Mar

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An unidentified body was found in the forests of Nilakkal near Sabarimala. The body is that of a middle-aged man. The body found hanging is days old. The body will be shifted to the hospital for post mortem after completing the inquest procedures. The Sabarimala temple will close after annual Painguni Uthram festival on Thursday

05:24:04 on 21 Mar

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The sexual abuse case that put the CPM in an embarrassing position came to light after a newborn was found abandoned on the backyard of a house at Mankara on March 16. The baby, hardly a day old, was left to be eaten by ants. The umbilical cord was not severed. The accused, however, said that he had visited the girl in the house she had rented along with her mother.

05:18:14 on 21 Mar

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A case was registered against Republic channel editor Arnab Goswami for insulting Kerala in connection with the floods. The central government had prevented Kerala from accepting the financial assistance offered by UAE during flood. When Keralites criticized this act, Arnab said in the channel that ‘he hasn’t seen such shameless people before’.

05:12:43 on 21 Mar

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An Italian politician who is against the country's mandatory vaccination laws has been hospitalised after contracting chickenpox. But his revelation has since been mocked by social media users calling it "karma" for catching the highly contagious infection after his public opposal to compulsory vaccinations against 12 diseases, including chickenpox.

05:10:02 on 21 Mar

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Arvind Kejriwal had called me to say that my name has been deleted from the voters’ list. How can this happen? I have a voters’ ID; why was my name removed? Please add my name to the list,” a person on the phone can be heard complaining to an attendant at the election call centre at the Mini Secretariat, set up to give poll related information to voters.

05:02:21 on 21 Mar

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Once it found itself out of the BSP-SP-RLD gathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress still had the next best option for checking the Bharatiya Janata Party in India’s largest state. It would have meant recognising its limitations and leveraging its niche support among sections of the generally BJP-leaning upper-castes, to boost the gathbandhan’s chances from outside.

04:59:24 on 21 Mar

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Amazon India on Wednesday, March 20, launched a new Kindle with an adjustable front light in India. The new Kindle is priced at Rs 7,999 and it will be available for pre-orders in Black and White on Amazon India starting today. Talking about the features, the new Kindle features a 6-inch glare-free screen with a 167 ppi display and an updated electronic ink technology.

04:56:34 on 21 Mar

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Holi has meant great times for some and not-so-good times for some others. Some love the bright hues, water balloons, sweets and fun. But others dread the unexpected balloons on the road, the molestation in the name of celebrations and adamant colours that refuse to leave the skin. Tell us about your best and worst memory in the comments below.

04:51:20 on 21 Mar

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New Zealand police on Thursday admitted that the person they originally charged suspected mosques gunman Brenton Tarrant with murdering is actually still alive. "An error was made in the charging document prepared for the first court appearance of the man charged with murder in relation to the Christchurch terror attacks," a police spokesman told AFP.

04:45:45 on 21 Mar

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Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav has revived attack on the Narendra Modi government over Pulwama terror strike. Yadav has called the Pulwama terror attack a “conspiracy” in which “soldiers were killed for vote”. The SP leader said if the government changes in 2019 Lok Sabha election, and a probe is conducted into the Pulwama terror attack, “big fish” will be caught.

04:45:20 on 21 Mar

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This week Google announced Google Stadia. It's the company's game streaming platform that allows users to play high-quality, console-like games on any device they own that can run its Chrome browser. Company's Stadia keynote at GDC 2019 showed off the likes of Doom Eternal and Assassin's Creed Odyssey running smoothly on stage across devices, hands-on impressions.

04:43:38 on 21 Mar

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Representatives from vulnerable sections of the population that include persons with disabilities, women and transgender people, believe they have received a raw deal with the two Dravidian majors releasing their manifestos on Tuesday. While the DMK had listed promises for some of these sections under separate heads, the AIADMK made no mention of these sections at all.

04:43:22 on 21 Mar

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Rescuers on Thursday pulled out three more bodies from the rubble of the under-construction building that collapsed at Dharwad in north Karnataka two days back, taking the number of dead in the incident to 10, police said. The bodies of Divya Unakal, 8, Dakshayini, 45, and an unidentified person were retrieved from the debris as the rescue operations entered the third day.

04:40:53 on 21 Mar

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New Sky TV boss Martin Stewart hints that his company should never have lost the 2019 Rugby World Cup to Spark, and needs to repair relationships with NZ Rugby and other content partners as it looks to re-establish itself as "the home of the sport." The ex-pat Brit has kind words for Spark's first foray into sports streaming with the Melbourne Grand Prix.

04:40:01 on 21 Mar

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Mercury is rising! We can now say that summer is right round the corner. So it's time to get shopping to stock up your summer wardrobe. One of the most popular picks for summer is undoubtedly shorts that turn out to be the best way to beat the heat. Moreover, they are available in many trendy styles and peppy colours that you can go all out and make chic style statements.

04:34:50 on 21 Mar

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NASA to send helicopter to Mars

NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars. According to NASA, "the Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Plane"

04:29:37 on 21 Mar

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Bollywood star Salman Khan has put to rest reports that he will campaign for the Congress in Madhya Pradhesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections by posting on his Twitter. Earlier, PTI had reported that according to a party leader, the Madhya Pradesh Congress is trying to get Salman to campaign for it in Madhya Pradesh's commercial capital Indore.

04:28:20 on 21 Mar

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Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, and the Redmi Go in India recently. The Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Xiaomi launched a slightly altered variant of the Redmi Note 7 in India which sports a 12-megapixel primary camera compared to the Redmi Note 7 with a 48-megapixel camera that it launched in China.

04:24:41 on 21 Mar

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Shatrughan Sinha, the BJP's in-house critic, on Thursday warned PM Narendra Modi, saying that the country would be reminded of "unanswered questions" if he got defensive on his "chowkidar (watchman)" campaign. Referring to PM as "sirji", he also attacked him on his address to the watchmen in the country, claiming that most them were living below the poverty line.

04:15:18 on 21 Mar

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday said Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s interaction with students of a women’s college in Chennai did not violate the model code of conduct (MCC), though it has sought a report on his speech. However, the top poll official of Tamil Nadu says he has sought “further information” on Mr. Gandh's speech.

04:13:58 on 21 Mar

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The 'Microwave Challenge' that is taking over the Internet is one in a long line of bizarre viral trends. This challenge, requires its participants to master a dance move and show it off on social media. The move? Participants must sit down and slowly turn their body around without moving their arms or legs - mimicking the movement of a dish spinning on a microwave plate.

04:11:18 on 21 Mar

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In the latest edition of SS19 curveballs, we didn't see coming, skirt suits are currently reigning supreme as the silhouette of choice - only this season, they couldn't be further from the boardroom. Call it a sign of female empowerment or a sign of the times given fashion's ongoing pennant for 80s excess, but Mango's contemporary skirt suit suddenly makes so much sense.

04:10:02 on 21 Mar

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We Indians love a good argument with each other, and these animated Indians are no exception. But no matter what we sound like, every one looks the same with a serious splashing of colour. This Holi, meet Holi the leveller, the big equaliser who paints everyone in the same set of colours, no matter who you are or what you think.

04:07:17 on 21 Mar

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Kerala to experience severe drought

According to the Groundwater Department, the state is heading for a severe drought, with the groundwater level in most parts of the state recording a sharp decline from 75 cm to 2 m.
The water level in Palakkad, Kasargod, Kozhikode, Idukki and Alappuzha were the worst-hit. The current decline is below the average of the last ten years.

04:07:07 on 21 Mar

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Available now in Snapchat, the tools, inspired by the Festival of Colours, give Indian Snapchattters creative and unique ways to capture the excitement around the season. Filters and stickers featuring Bitmoji mean that Indian users can share more personalised well wishes with their friends and family with Lenses live today.

04:04:24 on 21 Mar

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Indian agencies have stepped up efforts to expedite Nirav Modi's extradition to India after the fugitive businessman was arrested in London on Tuesday (March 19). After a UK court rejected bail appeal of the beleaguered diamantaire, Indian agencies have shared some more documents with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) as evidence against Nirav Modi.

04:03:26 on 21 Mar

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In an embarrassing mix up, relatives of 28-year-old Rafeeq, who died of heart attack in Saudi Arabia last month, got a shock of their life when they opened the casket -- it had the body of a woman. The family discovered the horror when the casket reached Konni, about 90 km from the state capital.

04:01:25 on 21 Mar

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The BJP has released the candidates list for the upcoming Assembly elections in Arunachal and Sikkim which will coincide with LS polls. The party is also expected to release today the first list of candidates for the general elections. JD U will contest assembly elections in Arunachal, in what would be its maiden entry in the electoral politics of the Himalayan state.

03:58:32 on 21 Mar

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So Sorry: Bura na mano Holi hai

India has come a long way from the country the British exited in 1947, and which they believed (and hoped) would not survive in its then form. India has since evolved into a vibrant constitutional democracy and made rapid strides in several domains (although there is a lot of work still to be done). Special Cartoon animation on Indian politicians on the occasion of holi.

03:43:28 on 21 Mar

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A young woman in Kerala was named in a police complaint for allegedly abandoning her newborn baby on a roadside last week. But during investigation, the 21-year-old alleged that she was raped inside a local office of CPI(M) in Palakkad district. The woman, who first told this to the hospital authorities and then to the police, said she was raped by a student activist.

03:42:41 on 21 Mar

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