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The suspension of an IAS officer who had checked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur last week has been stayed by the Central Administrative Tribunal. The Election Commission had suspended Mohammed Mohsin, saying that he "had not acted in conformity" with instructions on Special Protection Group (SPG) protectees.

07:22:32 on 25 Apr

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After making impressive appearances on the magazine cover of Vogue USA, Vogue Korea, Vogue Paris and Vogue Brazil, Supermodel Kendall Jenner has landed as the cover star for the May 2019 issue of Vogue Russia. The 23-year-old fashion icon is seen on two covers of the issue and we ought to admit, she is literally dressed to kill.

07:16:35 on 25 Apr

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Aficionados of Asian food must be familiar with glass noodles as they are a common sight in the Asian cuisine. True to their name, the noodles are clear and translucent. Glass noodles are known by many names. Instead of any flour, these noodles are made from water and starch. They are white in colour when raw but turn opaque when soaked in water and cooked.

07:12:46 on 25 Apr

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed that one of the suicide bombers involved in the Sri Lankan bombings spent time in Australia, Nine News Australia said on Thursday. The Prime Minister has said the man was not granted another visa after leaving Australia more than six years ago, the Daily Mirror reported.

07:10:06 on 25 Apr

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Seeking to woo voters ahead of the April 29 polling for 3 out of 4 LS seats in UP’s Bundelkhand, Cong leader Priyanka Gandhi on Thursday held a roadshow in Jhansi, the second in two days in the region. As young voters and Congress workers showered flowers on Priyanka Gandhi’s cavalcade, she was greeted with slogans of “chowkidar chor hai” from the crowd at some places.

07:07:47 on 25 Apr

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Zahran Hashim, a radical Tamil-speaking cleric who is believed to have masterminded the Sri Lanka blasts which left over 350 people dead and around 500 injured on Easter Sunday, was in "direct and regular" touch with some Islamic State sympathizers in Southern India for over three years and was instrumental in forming a "pro-IS module", sources said.

07:05:11 on 25 Apr

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In a rehabilitation of Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra, a former West Bengal minister, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today named him as the party's candidate for the by-election to Bhatpara assembly seat. Ms Banerjee also announced the names of Amal Kishku & Abdul Karim Chowdhury as TMC candidates for Habibpur & Islampur assembly constituencies respectively.

07:01:37 on 25 Apr

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Gold prices on April 25 rose by ₹150 to ₹32,870 per 10 gram in the national capital on fresh buying from jewellers, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Silver also gained ₹295 to ₹38,520 per kg on more offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders said a depreciating rupee which slumped to ₹70 against the dollar aided the uptrend.

06:47:46 on 25 Apr

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Designers take something which is meant to be simply functional and make it more human- friendly. They observe how humans behave and think, and design the world accordingly. And when designers are not involved in the process, then one can clearly see the gaps. Maybe cancelling a booking is just a small thing but there are many big gaps that we witness on a daily basis.

06:29:51 on 25 Apr

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a mega roadshow in Varanasi, a day before he files the nomination papers from the Lok Sabha seat. Modi started the show of strength from the campus of the Benaras Hindu University by paying respects in front of a statue of Madan Mohan Malviya at a specially constructed stage in front of the main gate of the varsity.

06:23:14 on 25 Apr

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A Sri Lankan spice tycoon, the father of two of the suspected Easter suicide bombers, was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of aiding and abetting his sons carry out the deadly terror attacks that left nearly 360 people dead. Spice merchant Mohamed Yusuf Ibrahim's two sons allegedly detonated their explosives at the Shangri-La and the Cinnamon Grand hotels on Sunday.

06:18:05 on 25 Apr

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Whether you’re on your favourite messaging platform, a business website or food ordering app talking to representative, chances are you’re actually talking to a bot without even realising it. That’s how far chatbots (Conversational AI) have penetrated the business world across industries today. They can carry out simple tasks very fast without compromising on efficiency.

06:13:40 on 25 Apr

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Swedish music-streaming platform Spotify has told the Delhi High Court that it will remove all works belonging to India's oldest music label Saregama India from its platform within 10 days. The counsel for Spotify told Justice Jayant Nath whatever work infringed the copyrights of the Saregama India would be taken off by the company.

06:12:38 on 25 Apr

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As campaigning picks up steam in Delhi with leaders motivating people to exercise their franchise parents of the woman who was gangraped and killed and came to be known as Nirbhaya, say they might not vote this time at all. The couple, the face of courage in the face of impossible odds, said they are tired of parties promising them justice and doing nothing about it.

06:12:29 on 25 Apr

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Honor is expected to launch its Honor 20 and 20 Pro smartphones on May 21 in London. Thanks to a few leaks in the past, the smartphones' designs have been tipped, though there is still uncertainly on whether the Honor 20 Pro will sport a triple or quad rear camera setup. Now, a new leak has surfaced, tipping details about the camera sensors on each of these smartphones.

06:08:32 on 25 Apr

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A minor explosion occurred on Thursday in the Sri Lankan capital's outskirts even as security forces continued a search for accomplices of suicide bombers who on Easter Sunday killed and injured hundreds. The government also banned the use of all drones and unmanned aircraft within the Sri Lankan airspace with effect from Thursday.

06:06:32 on 25 Apr

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Raitara, the village that is home to 200 people has six half-completed toilets; none of them has ever been used or can even be used. Electrical poles and meters have been installed in every home. However, electricity has not reached any home in this village. Despite the rampant malnourishment among children, the women in the village say they will still support Modi.

06:02:23 on 25 Apr

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a grand road show in Varanasi: As the nation gears up for polling for the 4th phase of elections, political leaders across parties have intensified their campaigns to woo the voters. The election arena on Thursday will witness many important rallies while several leaders will file their nominations from their respective constituencies.

05:54:50 on 25 Apr

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Expressing disgust over the issue of nationalism and Pakistan being played up in election campaign, yesteryear actress and Trinamool Congress candidate from Asansol, Moon Moon Sen, said if needed, she would again talk to her old "friend" Imran Khan, the Pakistan prime minister.

05:52:11 on 25 Apr

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A court here on Thursday reserved order on the plea of British national and alleged AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal middleman Christian Michel's plea seeking a "free and fair" trial as the fresh supplementary charge sheet filed in the case was accessed by some media outlets. Special Judge Arvind Kumar said that he will deliver order on the plea on May 3.

05:45:22 on 25 Apr

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Meet Bailey Chopra, the latest addition to Priyanka Chopra's family. On Thursday, Parineeti shared a picture of herself along with her sister Priyanka and their pet pooch Bailey. Dressed in casual outfits, the Chopra sisters could be seen happily posing with the puppy. Priyanka could be seen holding Bailey Chopra in her arms as she smiles with her heart.

05:43:04 on 25 Apr

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Aimed at effective disaster management, NASA and its international partners are planning to participate in an exercise that will play out a realistic - but fictional - scenario of an asteroid on an impact trajectory with Earth. The scenario begins with the fictional premise that on March 26, astronomers "discovered" a NEO they consider potentially hazardous to Earth.

05:42:27 on 25 Apr

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IMD has issued a ‘red alert’ in Tamil Nadu for April 30 and May 1. The press release, issued by the IMD, said Cyclone Fani was likely to hit the state over two days and very heavy rainfall are expected in coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea during these two days.

05:37:37 on 25 Apr

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Beauty Hacks That You NEED This Summer

Feels like it was winter yesterday and we were cribbing about the flaky, dry skin. Now it’s summer and our skin isn’t any better. Our hair has become worse that what it was thanks to the humidity. So, here we have some beauty hacks that will help you get through this unforgiving summer heat and will save your skin and hair a lot of heat damage.

05:24:02 on 25 Apr

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Gunmen shot and killed a female polio vaccinator on Thursday, the fourth this week in the latest surge of violence against efforts to rid the world of the crippling childhood disease, an official said. Polio workers have come under attack in some parts of the word including Pakistan where hardline clerics say the polio vaccine is a foreign ploy to sterilize Muslims.

05:22:37 on 25 Apr

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CBSE is in a soup, again. This time it is regarding grace marks awarded to students for a "tricky" question in the Class 12 mathematics question paper. According to a circular from the CBSE, a six-mark question from the chapter on linear programming could be perceived in two different ways, leading to two different results. Hence, the students should be awarded full marks.

05:14:11 on 25 Apr

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In a video that has been going viral on social media, a chimpanzee can be seen, busy at work as he stares and a smartphone, occasionally tapping the screen. What is it looking at? Why, Instagram of course. It is 2019 and it is safe to say that Instagram is a solid part of the lives of people , at least those living in the proverbial first world.

05:14:01 on 25 Apr

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West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab on Wednesday, 25 April, filed an FIR against Union Minister Babul Supriyo for violating MCC in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. This came after a complaint was filed by the TMC with EC, seeking action against Babul Supriyo for playing the party's theme song for the state, which was banned by the polling body on 7 April

05:08:05 on 25 Apr

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PM Narendra Modi will begin a two-day visit today to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, in a mega BJP show that will lead up to the PM filing his election papers on Friday to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Varanasi on the banks of the Ganga this evening and lead a roadshow starting from the gates of the famous BHU.

04:57:09 on 25 Apr

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They might have already reached the cut-off limit of 16 points needed for the play-offs, but Chennai Super Kings would like to consolidate their position at the top when they take on an inconsistent Mumbai Indians in an IPL match in Chennai on Friday. Mumbai have had a roller coaster season so far and they now need to be at their best against Chennai.

04:55:23 on 25 Apr

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RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha has courted controversy, saying BJP is like the person who plays Sita in ram leela but smokes cigarette backstage. Kushwaha was earlier a minister in NDA govt until his party pulled out of the coalition in December 2018.Three phases of ongoing elections are already over in Bihar with four phases remaining on April 29, May 6, 12 and 19.

04:50:46 on 25 Apr

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A Rolls Royce, originally worth Rs 5 crore, is up for grabs at a starting price of Rs 1.3 crore in Mumbai. The luxury car is one of the 13 cars of Nirav Modi that are being sold in an online auction in Mumbai by ED. The 13 cars include Rolls Royce Ghost, Porsche Panamera, two Mercedes Benz, three Honda, Toyota Fortuner, an Innova, and two Honda Brios among others.

04:47:33 on 25 Apr

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Indian teenagers Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker clinched the gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event at the ISSF World Cup in Beijing on Thursday, 25 April. The Indian duo defeated the Chinese duo of Jiang Ranxin and Pang Wei 16-6 in gold medal battle. This is the Indian duo’s second consecutive gold medal at the shooting World Cup.

04:44:23 on 25 Apr

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The Swedish phenomenon of "plogging", where joggers combine their run with picking up the trash they find in nature, is going global as both environment and fitness fanatics benefit from the new trend. Started in 2016 by Swede Erik Ahlstrom in the town of Are, which hosted the recent Alpine skiing world championships, the craze is now spreading around the world.

04:44:17 on 25 Apr

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Sri Lanka's Tourism Ministry said on Thursday that it has kept its new visa-on-arrival programme on hold until further notice due to the security situation in the island nation following the Easter Sunday bombings. The programme was expected to be implemented from May 1 for tourists from over 30 countries, reports Xinhua news agency.

04:40:39 on 25 Apr

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With irregular eating habits and an unhealthy lifestyle, the increase of toxins in the body is imminent. These toxins can affect the liver. A healthy liver contributes to the overall health of a person, which is why it is important to ensure its smooth functioning. Try these easy DIY detox drinks and take care of your liver.

04:34:11 on 25 Apr

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Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati on Thursday accused the Election Commission of ignoring the alleged model code violations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “PM Modi is moving about freely despite facing numerous serious allegations of the model code of conduct violation, thanks to the ECI," she said.

04:27:59 on 25 Apr

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Former US Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday he is entering the 2020 White House race, joining an already crowded list of candidates running on the Democratic Party platform. In a tweet accompanied by a three-and-a-half minute video, Biden said he couldn't stand idly by while US President Donald Trump "fundamentally altered the character of this nation".

04:26:51 on 25 Apr

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The Congress has slammed the Narendra Modi-led government over the issue of MSP, alleging that farmers are getting 20 per cent less than the MSP. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, citing a media report, said the promise made in 2014 was to give the farmers an MSP 50 per cent over the cost of production, but they are getting 20 per cent less than the MSP.

04:22:36 on 25 Apr

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Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma advanced to the quarterfinal of Asia Badminton Championships 2019 after winning their Round 16 matches in their respective categories. Sindhu defeated Indonesia's Choirunnisa. Saina Nehwal defeated Korea's Kim Ga Eun. In men's singles, Sameer Verma outplayed World No 16 Hong Kong's Ka Long Angus.

04:19:45 on 25 Apr

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Domestic stock markets closed in the red on Thursday led by losses in banking, financial services and metal stocks. The S&P BSE Sensex ended 323.82 points, or 0.83 per cent, lower at 38,730.86, while the broader NSE Nifty settled at 11,641.80, down 84.35 points or 0.72 per cent from the previous close.

04:18:25 on 25 Apr

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With half of polling for Lok Sabha elections over in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday that the leaders of the opposition parties have a long face as they know they will get 'zero battey sannata'. His remarks came in the backdrop of Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav complaining that EVMs were malfunctioning across the country.

04:16:50 on 25 Apr

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The Aam Aadmi Party’s manifesto, released Thursday, stuck to the poll pitch that the party has set for the Lok Sabha elections this time around— full statehood for the Union Territory. The party’s manifesto has clearly laid out the work it claims to have done since it came to power in 2015 and what it could do if they had full statehood.

04:16:22 on 25 Apr

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More than 400 military veterans have written a letter to news agency Reuters, to complaint about its partner ANI over alleged bias in its news reportage towards the ruling dispensation. The veterans also flagged ANI’s biased and ‘defamatory’ coverage of a petition filed by them earlier in the month on the rampant politicisation of the armed forces for electoral gains.

04:10:19 on 25 Apr

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There is anxiety in the LDF camps after the BJP cross voted for UDF candidates in eight constituencies of the state during Lok Sabha polls. The report obtained from booths mentioned that the BJP cross voted for the UDF in the last minute in many constituencies. Cross voting was reported in Kasargod, Kannur, Vatakaran, Alathur, Mavelikkara, Kollam, Kozhikode and Attingal.

04:01:32 on 25 Apr

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Expressing disbelief and dismay at the candidature of Pragya Thakur for the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, a group of 71 retired civil servants have said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot “escape the irony of his party seeking votes in the name of fighting terrorism and at the same time endorsing the candidature of a person accused of terror crimes.”

04:00:09 on 25 Apr

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Facebook has a playbook for handling some of the most prominent critics of its privacy practices: It hires them. Kevin Bankston, an Internet rights advocate at New America's Open Technology Institute, announced he will join Facebook as its new director of privacy policy. Facebook hired three other prominent consumer privacy advocates for policy roles in recent months.

03:58:13 on 25 Apr

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A French warship passed through the strategic Taiwan Strait this month, US officials told Reuters, a rare voyage by a vessel of a European country that is likely to be welcomed by Washington but increase tension with Beijing. The passage is a sign that US allies are increasingly asserting freedom of navigation in international waterways near China.

03:55:23 on 25 Apr

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A study suggests that people with happy partners tend to have longer marriage and longer life. The details were published in The Journal of Psychological Science. “The data show that spousal life satisfaction was associated with mortality, regardless of individuals’ socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, or their physical health status,” says author Olga Stavrova.

03:55:06 on 25 Apr

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Tamasha na hua... the hype surrounding Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's move to contest from Varanasi turned out to be a damp squib. The non-starter has a potential of damaging and demoralising Congress morale. It was bizarre and strange that Priyanka versus Narendra Modi narrative was started by the Congress and stoked by "sources" till it turned out to be a hoax.

03:51:32 on 25 Apr

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The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Thursday said it will phase out all diesel cars from its portfolio with effect from April 1, 2020. "From April 1, 2020 we will not be selling diesel cars," MSI Chairman RC Bhargava told reporters here. The company currently sells a range of diesel vehicles.

03:49:34 on 25 Apr

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One of the cornerstones of BJP's poll campaigns in West Bengal has been the promise to implement the NRC in the state, like it has in Assam. The Quint's election chaupal travelled to the Ranaghat constituency in the Nadia district of Bengal - a border district with Bangladesh - to ask the residents what they think about the NRC and Mr Shah's explosive statement.

03:47:40 on 25 Apr

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Justice NV Ramana, one of the three judges of the panel formed to look into the sex harassment allegations against CJI Gogoi, stepped down today after the woman involved raised objections to his inclusion. In a letter to the court last night, the woman had said Justice Ramana is a family friend of CJI and is close to him. So he must recuse himself from the panel, she said.

03:47:02 on 25 Apr

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Mahesh Babu on Wednesday unveiled a new song from his upcoming film Maharshi. Titled Padara Padara, it is the fourth track to be released from the movie’s album, which is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The lyrical video suggests that Padara Padara is likely to be a montage song of Mahesh Babu’s Rishi Kumar getting his hands dirty by ploughing the fields.

03:41:04 on 25 Apr

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Colombo went on a high alert on Thursday following a “warning” of a potential explosion. Official sources said armed police were checking vehicles and the authorities have urged residents to remain vigilant and calm. The alert comes days after the Easter Sunday attacks that killed over 350 people in the island nation.

03:36:38 on 25 Apr

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The bewildered North Korean aide on the platform looked right, then left, and seemed to wonder: where would he put the ramp now? But eventually, the train crawled a few feet in reverse, pushing back the gaping space before the red carpet. Perfect alignment was achieved.

03:31:36 on 25 Apr

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Bindu Thankam Kalyani, the Kerala school teacher who attempted to enter the Sabarimala temple in October last year, was ambushed and verbally abused by right-wing activists on Wednesday while she was on election duty in Pattambi. Bindu, a resident of Chevayoor in Kozhikode was appointed as the ‘reserve official’ at the Sanskrit College in Pattambi.

03:31:28 on 25 Apr

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The South African bowler Dale Steyn will miss the remaining Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) matches in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) due to inflammation in his shoulder. Steyn was acquired by RCB as a replacement for the injured Australian bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile on April 12.

03:29:19 on 25 Apr

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It was in March 2017 that Rohit Shekhar Tiwari met advocate Apoorva Shukla, who hails from Indore, on a matrimonial website. In April next year, they got engaged in Delhi, visited Tiwari’s ailing father ND Tiwari at the hospital, and got married a month later. Apoorva, who used to practice at the Indore High Court, is a Supreme Court lawyer.

03:26:27 on 25 Apr

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A woman who sent messages to top Andhra Pradesh public officials in an extraordinary bomb hoax last week has been arrested, a leading daily reported on Thursday. The police say the woman shot off messages to over a dozen people, including Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and opposition leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, warning of bombs in a bank and in EVM strongrooms.

03:24:13 on 25 Apr

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Electronic cigarettes, popularly known as e-cigarettes, may contain microbial toxins associated with myriad health problems, including asthma, reduced lung function and inflammation, warns a study. For the study, the researchers from Harvard University examined 75 popular e-cigarette products — cartridges (single use) and e-liquids (refillable material) — sold in the US.

03:22:28 on 25 Apr

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An explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday but there were no casualties, a police spokesman said. Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekera said police were investigating the blast on empty land behind the magistrate's court in Pugoda, 40 km. There was an explosion behind the court, we are investigating, he said.

03:21:25 on 25 Apr

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Earlier in April, the Centre for Sustainable Employment, of Azim Premji University in Bengaluru released a report that grabbed national headlines. It reported that though no causal link could be established, about 50 lakh men had lost their jobs from 2016-2018, the same period that saw demonetisation and its aftermath.

03:17:06 on 25 Apr

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Aam Aadmi Party released its manifesto for the 2019 election, with the focus on full statehood for Delhi. Party chief Arvind Kejriwal also launched a scathing attack on the Congress, saying the AAP made several efforts for an alliance but was snubbed by the grand old party. Firing back at Kejriwal, Sheila Dixit said that AAP is nervous as Congress has refused alliance.

03:15:10 on 25 Apr

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Audi has launched the Lifestyle Editions of the Q7 and A4 in India. The Audi Q7 and the Audi A4 Lifestyle Edition have been equipped with host of new features to amp up the luxury quotient of both the cars. The Q7 Lifestyle edition is priced at ₹ 75.82 lakhThe company has added a bunch of features on both the cars like rear seat entertainment systems and entry LED lights.

03:07:19 on 25 Apr

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doing “injustice” to the people of the country in the last five years, saying the ‘acche din ayenge’ slogan has now been replaced by ‘chowkidar chor hai’ Gandhi was addressing an election rally at Jalore in Rajasthan.

02:59:23 on 25 Apr

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Congress has once again fielded Ajay Rai as its candidate from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency to take on Narendra Modi, who is seeking re-election. This is the second time Congress has chosen Ajay Rai as its candidate for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. In 2014, he was Cong's bet for the temple town from where PM Modi was contesting his first ever Lok Sabha election.

02:58:16 on 25 Apr

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More than 73,000 transgenders have been arrested for extorting money from railway passengers in the past four years, with over 20,000 alone last year, the railway ministry has said in a reply to an RTI query. The data assumes significance as passengers have complained of harassment by transgenders who often board trains and extort money from them.

02:58:12 on 25 Apr

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The Apple iPhone XR was announced last year, and those who believed that the handset was not successful, you can guess again as it is the best-selling smartphone in the US for the second quarter of 2019, a research note by CIRP states. A report by GSMArena states that despite the success of the iPhone XR, the research note claims that everything isn’t rosy.

02:57:59 on 25 Apr

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Young children should not spend more than an hour a day watching television and videos or playing computer games and infants less than one year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all. WHO issuing its first such guidelines, said under-fives should also be physically active and get adequate sleep to help develop good lifelong habits.

02:54:03 on 25 Apr

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SC ordered a probe headed by retired judge Justice Patnaik into an alleged conspiracy to discredit CJI Gogoi. Earlier today, three SC examined an affidavit by lawyer Utsav Bains claiming a conspiracy to frame Chief Justice Gogoi with sex harassment allegations. The allegations of "bench fixing are so serious that it requires investigation", said the judges.

02:49:28 on 25 Apr

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The Supreme Court bench of Justices S.A. Bobde and A.M. Sapre is expected to hear the BCCI matter on Thursday, has adjourned the hearing for May 2. With numerous interim applications pending before the apex court, amicus curiae P.S. Narasimha met officials from the state cricket bodies along with the three Committee of Administrators (CoA) members.

02:48:29 on 25 Apr

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Everyone reading this right now has experienced the redness, the swelling and the uncontrollable itching that comes with a mosquito bite. Not only can these insects cause several dangerous and fatal diseases like malaria, dengue, and yellow fever, mosquito bites are itchy and painful. Stay ahead of the disease-carriers with these tips for keeping the bugs at bay.

02:47:51 on 25 Apr

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has suggested his country was preparing for ‘another Wuhan’, a high level summit once again between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obviously this cannot happen before the Indian parliamentary elections are over – but the Chinese foreign minister seems to be suggesting that Modi will be back in power anyway.

02:46:07 on 25 Apr

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An Indian Air Force review of the February 26 air strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Balakot confirms that while its bombs struck their targets accurately, the key Israeli air-to-surface missiles called the Crystal Maze, which would have provided a live video feed of the weapons hitting their targets, was not launched.

02:40:46 on 25 Apr

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Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin played down the animated reaction from his RCB counterpart Kohli after taking his catch near the boundary rope, saying both of them react out of passion. Aswin was seen throwing his gloves in the dugout in anger, when Kohli gave him a fierce send off.

02:40:18 on 25 Apr

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In a passionate defence of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the institution they serve, Supreme Court judge Justice Arun Mishra on Thursday said there were rich and powerful people who thought they could bludgeon and blackmail the court into submission, but little did they know that they were playing with fire.

02:35:55 on 25 Apr

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Thunderstorm alert issued across Kerala

The Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday issued a thunderstorm warning saying summer rain accompanied by deadly lightning from 2 pm to 8 pm is expected in the following days. The authority has already declared lightning as a state-specific disaster. Specific instructions were also issued by the authority for the public to follow.

02:34:00 on 25 Apr

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Modi to address rally in Ayodhya on May 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Ayodhya on May 1, BJP leaders said on Thursday. The holy town has been central to the BJP and its Hindutva affiliates' agitation for a Ram temple at what faithfuls believe to be the birth place of lord Ram. The BJP leaders said the rally will be part of Modi's campaign for the Lok Sabha election.

02:29:33 on 25 Apr

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Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro

With the launch of the Realme 3 Pro, the Redmi Note 7 Pro has to fend off a phone that is much more competitive at its own price level. We're pitting these two smartphones against each other to see whether the Redmi Note 7 Pro can retain its top spot, or whether the Realme 3 Pro is powerful enough to dethrone it.

02:29:02 on 25 Apr

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Virat Kohli mocks R Ashwin over Mankading

Kohli was charged up during RCB's 17-run win over Kings XI Punjab in a crunch IPL 2019 match. The must-win contest for RCB was a tense affair as Kings XI Punjab, it seemed, were keen on returning home with two points in the bag. Kohli did not think twice before giving Ashwin a fiery expletive-laden send-off to Ashwin. He also mocked Ashwin's Makading act with gestures.

02:27:20 on 25 Apr

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Putting an end to speculation, the Congress has avoided a Priyanka Gandhi vs Narendra Modi battle in Varanasi by announcing the candidature of Ajay Rai to take on the Prime Minister. On Thursday, even as Narendra Modi has planned a roadshow in Varanasi, the Congress shut down all the rumours by deciding to go with five-time MLA Rai as their candidate.

02:21:16 on 25 Apr

As Sri Lanka recovers from the decade’s deadliest attack, former Sri Lankan defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has criticised the current government under President Sirisena for focusing only on human rights and freedom. In an exclusive interview with News18, Gotabaya, said the country was back to square one — the position it was in before the LTTE was eliminated.

02:19:21 on 25 Apr

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The number of Indians killed in the massive Easter Sunday bombings rose to 11 on Thursday, as one more person succumbed to injuries, taking the total number of foreigners who died in the attack to 36, according to the Lankan Sri foreign ministry. So far over 75 people, all Sri Lankan nationals, have been arrested in connection with the attacks.

02:01:37 on 25 Apr

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Arguably the most popular playback singer working in Bollywood today, Arijit Singh has won our hearts with many romantic tracks. The vocalist, who turned 32 today, has treated fans with many heartwarming numbers such as Kabira from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. While his songs in movies are a treat for the ears, his live performances are even better.

01:55:54 on 25 Apr

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Kovai jewellers upset over vehicle checks

Traders, who heaved a sigh of relief after the Lok Sabha elections on April 18, are upset as checks by flying squads have commenced again in Coimbatore ahead of the Sulur bypoll on May 19. Though polls have been announced only for the Sulur Assembly segment, multiple teams of the Election Department have intensified their vehicle checks across the district.

01:46:33 on 25 Apr

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The massive surge in voter turnout has given both hopes and apprehensions to the three fronts, especially the BJP-led NDA which has high hopes of opening its account in Kerala this time. After going through the permutations and combinations the BJP leadership expects to win three seats. Even when BJP’s internal assessment says the party has done extremely well.

01:44:52 on 25 Apr

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Launching the manifesto of the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi Thursday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the party will do everything it takes to stop the “Modi-Shah due” from returning to power. If Modi returns to power, Kejriwal said, “Rahul Gandhi will be responsible.” The manifesto, the CM said, assures full statehood to Delhi.

01:41:32 on 25 Apr

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As foreign players leave for next month’s World Cup preparations, some IPL teams will have to rethink strategies at the business end of the tournament. Among the teams that will be affected the most are Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals and RCB. This is the first time the World Cup follows IPL, placing extra demand on teams as they bid to maintain momentum.

01:35:24 on 25 Apr

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Creating an environment that encourages inclusivity and removes misogynistic notions of pay gap via gender is an important responsibility all employers must take on. KPMG was recently certified as equal pay organisations. The agencies celebrated the acknowledgement with the #AllEqual campaign, featuring their top administration dressed as the opposite gender.

01:32:41 on 25 Apr

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An Indian Air Force review of the February 26 air strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Balakot confirms that while its bombs struck their targets accurately, the key Israeli air-to-surface missiles called the Crystal Maze, which would have provided a live video feed of the weapons hitting their targets, was not launched. This video feed would have been proof.

01:30:04 on 25 Apr

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The Indian Army, for the first time, kicked off the process to recruit women as soldiers into the Military Police. Opening up a new avenue for women, the Indian Army on Thursday started their online registration and also put out an advertisement for recruitment in the Corps of Military Police. This is the first time women will be inducted as soldiers in the force.

01:26:09 on 25 Apr

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A three-judge bench of the SC that is hearing claims about a larger conspiracy to frame CJI Ranjan Gogoi delivered a sharp warning to people who were attempting to use money or political power to manipulate the judicial system. The observation was directed at people, who a lawyer claimed, were also involved in influencing the decision to refer a case to a particular judge.

01:10:22 on 25 Apr

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Like the maiden poster release of Bharat, the first track of the film, Slow Motion, is picturised on a young Bharat, played by Salman Khan. Getting her groove on with a dashing, youthful Salman is her partner-in-entertainment Disha Patani. Both Salman and Disha are seen matching steps to the most electrifying dance track of 2019, yet.

01:04:51 on 25 Apr

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As World Malaria Day is marked globally today, people around the globe observe this day to raise awareness and funds for the treatment and prevention of the disease. The theme for the day is “Zero malaria starts with me”. While we can't completely avoid mosquito bites, some simple lifestyle changes can protect us from getting bitten by these insects.

12:54:48 on 25 Apr

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will not contest from Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this national election. The Congress today named as its Varanasi candidate Ajay Rai, who placed third in the 2014 election. The announcement, on a day PM Modi begins a mega roadshow in Varanasi as a prelude to filing his election papers tomorrow.

12:45:30 on 25 Apr

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Fans across the country paid tribute to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on his 46th birthday. Sachin cut a cake and interacted with his fans in Mumbai. With 15,921 Test runs, Tendulkar, who made his international debut at the age of 16 in 1989, is the leading run scorer in the longest format of the game beside also topping the ODI charts with 18,426 runs.

12:28:29 on 25 Apr

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Here is a puzzle that women in Kerala have put up for the political parties to bang their heads on. The largest turn out of women voters was witnessed in Vadakara, where K Muraleedharan takes on P Jayarajan. The lowest female turn out was in Thiruvananthapuram. The pre-poll belief was that women voters would turn up in large numbers in both Vadakara and Thiruvananthapuram.

12:16:40 on 25 Apr

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Multiple camera-recorded prints of Avengers: Endgame has been leaked online, and are being distributed through file sharing sites. The leaks are said to have originated in China, where the film opened two days ahead of the US, on April 24, and have since spread to other territories. TorrentFreak reports that it had put mechanisms in place to track possible leaks.

12:05:58 on 25 Apr

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Sri Lankan security officials ordered a lockdown at the central bank on Thursday due to a bomb scare, two bank officials told Reuters, as the street outside the bank, which is near the World Trade Center, was blocked to traffic. Authorities also shut off the entry road to Colombo's main airport after a suspicious vehicle was identified at a nearby car park.

11:51:11 on 25 Apr

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