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Gold flat; silver slides ₹150

Gold prices were ruling almost flat at ₹32,680 per 10 gram, while silver dropped ₹150 to ₹37,200 per kg in the national capital on May 22, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Traders said gold prices gained by ₹10 at the bullion market here despite a sluggish trend overseas.

04:50:31 on 22 May

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The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is coming up soon and the German women’s team has a new advertisement that’s got everyone talking online. Announcing the final squad for the eighth edition of the tournament, the advertisement for the team attack the sexism that the team has had to face.

04:45:06 on 22 May

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Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has hit out at the Opposition parties saying that in face of imminent defeat they start complaining about “manipulated EVMs. He said that the Supreme Court has heard the issue four times already and did not find credence in the demand. He said that the Opposition parties are like a headless body where no one listens to the other.

04:43:26 on 22 May

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Living up to her Fashionista reputation, Sonam Kapoor graced the Cannes 2019 red carpet with another stunning look. Strong yet elegant, the custom made pantsuit by Ralph & Russo was a perfect blend of femininity along with creating power statement. Watch the full video to get a glimpse of her ensemble and let us know your thoughts about the look.

04:39:45 on 22 May

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Billionaire businessman Elon Musk has hired famous meme-creator, Adam Koszary to be the social media manager for his Electric Vehicle (EV) company, Tesla. Koszary, the programme manager for the The Museum of English Rural Life, run by the University of Reading, will join Tesla in July, The Guardian reported on Tuesday.

04:35:17 on 22 May

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The contest in Bihar’s Begusarai between CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar, BJP Giriraj Singh and Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Tanvir Hassan has drawn enormous attention. Kanhaiya Kumar, who shot into national prominence as a student leader at Jawaharlal, is a prominent face of dissent against Modi govt. As a consequence, the Begusarai election is a contest of competing visions for India.

04:11:56 on 22 May

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The National Centre for Coastal Research, an institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, in India, has a field research station in the Gulf of Mannar region, and the researchers have found an alarming pattern of bleaching in the reefs in Mandapam, Keezhakkarai and Palk Bay.

04:11:55 on 22 May

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It’s said that the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in our determination. A reddit user may just have proved this with an accomplishment that has many comparing him to Einstein. The feat? Finally being able to remove the filling between a chocolate biscuit completely intact. And it only took him 29 years to get there.

04:09:45 on 22 May

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Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says he wants Maisie Williams’ Arya Stark to feature in her own spin-off of the hit HBO series. The actor, who played Jaime Lannister in the epic fantasy drama, said he is rooting for the faceless warrior as she embarks on her journey to the west of Westeros in the season finale.

04:08:28 on 22 May

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CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury reacted to the EC's decision over VVPAT counting and said, "This goes against the spirit of the Supreme Court Order on VVPATs delivered before polling began. If the process has been so long drawn for the sake of integrity of the electoral process, why is EC not adhering to the basic principle of testing the sample first?"

04:04:16 on 22 May

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The 2014 Parliamentary elections was a watershed event in the Indian history. It was second-most expensive elections that year after the US presidential polls. The country’s political parties had reportedly spent close to $5 billion. While most of this money was spent on promotions, some of this money also trickled down to pay salaries of those in unorganised sector.

03:59:51 on 22 May

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Eight Army personnel were injured in a blast during a training exercise along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on May 22, officials said. Officials had earlier stated that an Army personnel was killed in the blast that took place during handling of explosives but later said he was in a critical condition.

03:58:39 on 22 May

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As the counting process for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to take place on May 23 starting at 8 am, the leaders of 22 opposition parties on Tuesday met the Election Commission and urged the tallying of votes of EVMs with the paper trail from five randomly identified polling booths in an assembly segment before counting begins on Thursday.

03:58:35 on 22 May

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Congress MLA from Chikkaballapura in Karnataka, K Sudhakar, sparked controversy with his tweet saying EVM manipulation has nothing to do with the exit poll results. MLA’s comments are coming at a time when opposition parties are intensifying their demand that votes polled on EVMs be tallied with the VVPAT count before the counting starts, and not after the last round.

03:53:59 on 22 May

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Actor Taron Egerton, who plays Elton John in the musical biopic Rocketman, says the film gives a true account of the music legend’s life without shying away from uncomfortable chapters of his story. Egerton said when they were making the film, they knew that John would be happy with what they were trying to show in it.

03:53:57 on 22 May

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Demonstrations over the outcome of last month's presidential election gripped the heart of Indonesia's capital on Wednesday after an overnight face-off between police and protesters in which six people were killed. The protests followed an announcement before dawn on Tuesday by the election commission confirming that President Joko Widodo had won the poll.

03:51:57 on 22 May

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Hollywood actress Elle Fanning said she fainted at an event of the ongoing Cannes Film Festival due to her tight dress. Elle reassured everyone that she is okay after suffering a medical emergency at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday. She called her gown the main culprit. She took to Instagram to reveal that she fainted because her vintage Prada dress was too tight.

03:49:43 on 22 May

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The Enforcement Directorate on May 22 filed a supplementary chargesheet before a Delhi court against Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged defence agent arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP choppers scam, in a money laundering case. The agency filed the supplementary chargesheet against Mr. Gupta before Special Judge Arvind Kumar.

03:47:41 on 22 May

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With less than two days before counting of votes in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a meeting and dinner hosted by BJP chief Amit Shah for partners of the National Democratic Alliance. In his address at the BJP meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the need to change the narrative from caste lines and orient it for the poor.

03:46:58 on 22 May

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Even after the revoking of Section 377, stigma and discrimination against the LGBTQI community still remain in our country. Members of the community are increasingly taking to online platforms to express themselves and to find their potential love interests, with sections of the world still being hostile, homophobic and transphobic.

03:45:38 on 22 May

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Undaunted by a slew of exit polls that hinted at a devastating defeat for LDF in Kerala in the general election, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that the ruling coalition was poised to win all but twenty Lok Sabha seats. He said that the only factor that could upset the Left’s prospects was a possible vote trade by the BJP.

03:44:36 on 22 May

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Kerala HC on Wednesday dismissed the petition of actor Dileep seeking CBI probe into the actress abduction and attack case. A division bench of the High Court noted that the petition will be considered after SC pronounces its verdict in another plea in the case. Dileep, who is an accused in the case, argued that he will be acquitted of all charges if CBI probes the case.

03:42:30 on 22 May

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What Does It Mean to be Conscientious?

When you imagine a conscientious person, you likely conjure up someone dependable and self-controlled. They likely have a strong awareness of their surroundings, their own thought process and the perceptions of others, making conscientiousness a key predictor for many tremendously positive outcomes, such as developing healthy, stable relationships and good job performance.

03:40:22 on 22 May

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An Indian-origin scientist and his team in the US have won a whopping USD 20 mn contract from an agency of the defence department to develop a system that could allow a soldier to control multiple unmanned aerial vehicles or even a bomb disposal robot with his thoughts. The team headed by Gaurav Sharma is among six teams to win grants to develop brain-machine interfaces.

03:39:24 on 22 May

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Jokha Alharthi, the first female Omani novelist to be translated into English, has won the Man Booker International prize, 2019 for her novel Celestial Bodies. The author will share the prize money £50,000 equally with her translator Marilyn Booth. It is a compelling tale of love and heartbreak, written in Arabic, is posited in Omani village and traces the lives of sisters

03:36:53 on 22 May

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A 32-year-old woman, with her swollen eyes approached the Meerut police to file a case against her husband, alleging that she was regularly being beaten like "animals" by him for the past few years on pretext of dowry. On May 17, Namrata Singh approached the police with swollen eyes and face.

03:36:43 on 22 May

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Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, confident of another term for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, indicated today that his son Chirag Paswan may join the government. "Which father wouldn't want that," Mr Paswan said in response to reporters' questions a day before counting of votes cast in the national election.

03:35:42 on 22 May

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The abandoned boating jetties built along the Cooum in the early 1970s may soon become nothing more than a piece of memory, not featuring in the current Integrated Cooum River Eco-Restoration Plan. For the time that it remains to stand, it will simply serve as a reminder of the waste of public funds, say experts.

03:33:56 on 22 May

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People who indulge in arson and rioting neither belong to nor are loyal to any political party. They join the party in power to commit violence, said the Supreme Court Vacation Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M.R. Shah on Thursday. The bench was hearing an urgent plea filed by Arjun Singh, a BJP candidate from the Barrackpore parliamentary constituency in West Bengal.

03:32:22 on 22 May

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The advent of some fearsome power-hitters, led by a burly Andre Russell, has suddenly made the once intimidating but now struggling West Indies emerge as a serious threat to the World Cup's top contenders. The flat pitches during the English summer could serve as the ideal platform for the WI batsmen to unleash their power game.

03:28:14 on 22 May

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In a timely, sensitive surgical procedure, a team of doctors at the Mohan Kumaramangalam government hospital here successfully removed a dart bullet fired from a toy gun from the right chest of a 17-year-old youth Karthik. The youth from Ponnammapettai Mariamman Kovil area in Salem was playing with his friends with a toy gun when the dart bullet peirced into his chest.

03:17:55 on 22 May

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Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah, a member of the Rajya Sabha, is making his Lok Sabha election debut from a seat held by veteran party leader LK Advani since 1991, barring a two-year period. The contest is interesting because of the turf war between Shah and party colleague Anandiben Patel, and anti-BJP sentiment among the Patidar community.

03:15:28 on 22 May

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The Enforcement Directorate Wednesday carried out fresh searches in Mumbai in connection with its money laundering probe in the multi-crore IL&FS payment default crisis, officials said. They said the residences and offices of at least four directors of the firm are being raided.

03:11:18 on 22 May

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Rakul Preet Singh left everyone amazed and gawking with her oh so glamorous avatar in De De Pyaar De. While actress has been garnering all the praises, journalists sat down with her for a fun segment which she revealed all things expensive. From her most expensive buy to the most expensive piece of clothing in her wardrobe and more, watch Rakul in her candid best.

03:11:15 on 22 May

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Kajal Aggarwal is quite upbeat about her upcoming film Sita. The actor, who has played the titular role in the film, said the female-centric thriller provided her with a good scope for performance. The film marks her third collaboration with director Teja and her second film with Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas.

03:11:15 on 22 May

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar believes the NDA is going to get a second term when votes are counted this week. And this time, the Janata Dal (United) chief, who had switched sides in 2017 to return to the BJP-led national coalition, hinted his party would be part of this government.

03:11:10 on 22 May

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Internet challenges are the order of the virtual world and it’s not unusual for people to be completely mesmerised by a song, giving it a quirky twist. And when it comes to challenges, there is no shortage of entertaining videos on TikTok. Currently, people are engaged in the #Cradle challenge dancing to the tunes of 2019 song by Sub Urban.

03:11:05 on 22 May

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As the campaign heats up, there’s a lot of talk about Russian interference and how to prevent 2020 from being a reprise of 2016. There were, of course, many factors that influenced that election. In a one-point game every shot, or missed shot, is the deciding shot. So here’s another factor that played a part in 2016 and will likely come back in 2020: exhaustion.

03:09:47 on 22 May

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Since 2014, the people of Yemen have been caught in the middle of a civil war that has created what the UN says is the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. To show just how devastating the crisis has been, VICE partnered with ICRC and a collective of young Yemeni photographers who have been chronicling the terrible impact of the conflict on their respective communities.

03:05:07 on 22 May

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TN: CPI flays CM for backing expressway

CPI State secretary R Mutharasan warned that famers would intensify their protest if TN government takes up the Salem-Chennai expressway project. “The State government should take full responsibility for any incident that might happen after the farmers intensified their agitation in the wake of the government taking up the project again,” Mutharasan said in a statement.

03:03:15 on 22 May

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When only hours are left to know the Lok Sabha results, all arrangements have been completed, said chief electoral officer Teeka Ram Meena. 63 senior IAS officers have been appointed counting officers. Apart from that, 140 additional returning officers have also been appointed.

03:02:06 on 22 May

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BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai has filed a defamation case of Rs 10 crore against finance minister Thomas Issac over his Facebook post alleging Pillai tried to sabotage the development of NHs in state. He has sent a legal notice against Thomas.
The minister has to withdraw his comments and apologize. If not, legal procedures will be adopted, Pillai said.

03:00:25 on 22 May

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Quentin Tarantino’s ninth movie “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” premiered at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. Tarantino and the entire cast was present at the screening. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Daniella Pick were present with Tarantino. The movie received a six minutes standing ovation at the premier. The film is slated to release on 26 July.

02:57:49 on 22 May

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Samsung has announced a couple of wireless chargers for the Indian market. The first is a 10,000mAh Wireless Power Bank that aims to offer the convenience of charging devices on the go while the other is a new Wireless Charger Duo pad that allows you to charge multiple devices at the same time.

02:57:38 on 22 May

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Thiravam tells us the fictionalised story of Ramar Pillai, who claimed he invented ‘herbal fuel’ around the late 90s. Though he was exposed as a fraud, Pillai’s business continued to flourish. This web series traces the story of Ravi Prakasam, a scientist, who invents ‘mooligai petrol’, and the trouble he faces from people against him.

02:57:33 on 22 May

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A retired SC judge on Wednesday cited institutional bias after CJI Ranjan Gogoi was given clean chit in a sexual harassment case levelled against him by a former SC staffer. While Gogoi's name was cleared by an internal committee after a probe, retired Justice Madan B Lokur said the manner in which the case filed by the woman was treated by the top court was unfair.

02:54:10 on 22 May

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With SC and EC rejection Opposition's demand of 100% random physical counting of EVM-VVPAT in the Lok Sabha polls, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has asked his party workers to remain cautious and alert. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi wrote, "The next 24 hours are important. Be cautious and alert. Don't be scared. You are fighting for the truth."

02:53:55 on 22 May

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Most non-NDA regional parties along with the Congress party have raised grave allegations and doubts over EVM manipulation. While this is not the first time that doubts over the EVM mechanism have been raised, the sheer fact that there seems to be a United Opposition questioning it, demands serious introspection and response from the Election Commission.

02:52:42 on 22 May

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Dissenting from the party's stand, Chikkaballapura Congress MLA K Sudhakar on Wednesday questioned why was the issue of EVM manipulation being brought into conversation while talking about the exit poll results. The legislator's reaction may hint at trouble ahead for the grand old party, which had a hard time keeping its coalition government intact with the JD(D).

02:52:23 on 22 May

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After the Billboard Music Awards, Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas got married at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. There was a serenading by Elvis. A photoshoot upon a Pink Cadillac. An Instagram livestream… by Diplo. And although that moment was wonderfully wacky, Turner is opening up about the challenges the two faced before their nuptials.

02:51:33 on 22 May

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When it comes to rivalries in the technology space, the face-off between Sony and Microsoft in the console gaming space is about as big as rivalries can get. As a result, when Sony announced its partnership with Microsoft in this very space, employees raised natural questions, and more than one eyebrow was raised.

02:46:58 on 22 May

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Members of the queer community have come together to express their solidarity with Dutee Chand. The sprinter recently revealed she’s in a same-sex relationship with her “soulmate” who is a girl from her hometown of Chaka Gopalpur in Odisha. Dutee is the first Indian sports star who has publicly admitted to being in a same-sex relationship.

02:46:50 on 22 May

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Udit Raj Stirs up Controversy

Congress leader Udit Raj stirred a controversy when he questioned if the SC was involved in rigging elections and hence did not want all VVPAT slips to be counted. Raj’s statement comes amid a growing demand by opposition to verify VVPAT slips of randomly selected polling stations before counting of votes polled in the just-concluded Lok Sabha election begins on May 23.

02:44:33 on 22 May

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Member of SL Parliament Md Naushad Jalaldeen, who was arrested on charges of having close links with local Islamic terror group NTJ, will be questioned, police said. The 42-year-old parliamentarian, who has served as a translator attached to the Hanzard Department of Sri Lankan parliament since 2006, was arrested by a special police team in Kurunegala on Monday.

02:43:13 on 22 May

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More than 20 Opposition parties that met on Tuesday to discuss alleged EVM irregularities also resolved to come together to keep the NDA out of power. Sources said that while most of these parties were in touch throughout the five NDA years as part of the Opposition grouping, serious efforts are now being made to induct TRS and YSRCP into this block.

02:39:49 on 22 May

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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat is set to release and the actors are busy promoting the film. Recently, Kaif was spotted donning a lovely floral printed gown from designer duo Gauri & Nainika. Styled by Tanya Ghavri, the one-shoulder flowy gown looked lovely on the actor and we like how it was styled with just diamond studs.

02:39:16 on 22 May

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Nationalist Congress Party MLA from Beed Jaydutta Kshirsagar will join the Shiv Sena in the presence of Sena president Uddhav Thackeray. Mr. Jaydutta Kshirsagar was a Minister of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) in the previous Congress-NCP government. He had campaigned for BJP candidate from Beed Lok Sabha constituency.

02:38:00 on 22 May

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Oppo A7 and Oppo R17 Pro have received new price cuts in India, the company confirmed to Gadgets 360. While the Oppo A7 4GB RAM variant has got the price cut of Rs. 1,000, the Oppo R17 Pro has received a whopping dip of Rs. 10,000. The new revision comes just weeks after Oppo India dropped the prices of the Oppo A7 3GB and 4GB RAM variants in the country.

02:37:48 on 22 May

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After the Opposition raised questions on transparency and fair functioning of EVMs, former head of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Vikram Sood has called its doubts a "farce". Leaders of 22 Opposition parties met the Election Commission on Tuesday, 21 May, asking it to ensure transparency and fairness in the counting process by verifying EVM results with VVPATs.

02:37:25 on 22 May

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A new education assessment model may soon find root in Tamil Nadu to help students to be competent and go beyond scoring marks alone. Aimed at improving learning assessment and redefine the objective of assessment itself, SCERT has joined hands with MHRD, AIR and UNICEF to develop a road map to transform the existing assessment methodologies.

02:36:56 on 22 May

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Chinmayi Sripaada is not known not just for her soulful voice, but her wit and sarcasm as well. And when a man messaged her asking for nude pictures, the singer had an epic response. In her response, Sripaada sent her favourite nude shades of lipstick. When she shared a screenshot of the conversation on Twitter and many people praised her response.

02:34:14 on 22 May

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The Opposition demand to tally the VVPAT (Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail) slips before the Electronic Voting Machines has been turned down by the Election Commission. The random verification of EVM votes with VVPAT slips -- made mandatory by the Supreme Court -- will be done after the counting of votes and not before, the Commission said today.

02:32:28 on 22 May

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Apple updated MacBook Pro with faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors, bringing eight cores to MacBook Pro for the first time. MacBook Pro now delivers two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 per cent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, making it the fastest Mac notebook ever.

02:28:23 on 22 May

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A slew of stocks, which have tracked the political fate of Narendra Modi, fell while India voted but rebounded after exit polls predicted the prime minister would win his re-election bid. Companies controlled by billionaires Gautam Adani, as well as Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. and Anil Ambani’s Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. have gained.

02:01:21 on 22 May

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The petitioners in the Rafale deal case accused the government of having “willfully and deliberately misled” the Supreme Court by feeding it untruths which amounted to “wholesale fraud”. This is part of 41-page written submissions filed by the petitioners, including former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie and advocate Prashant Bhushan.

01:58:26 on 22 May

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Arjun Kapoor is all set to enthral the audience with his upcoming the film, ‘India’s Most Wanted’ which has been receiving rave reviews from Bollywood celebrities who have had the opportunity to watch the film before its theatrical release. Right from Abhishek Bachchan to Taapsee Pannu to Anupam Kher, celebs have been rooting for the Arjun Kapoor starrer on social media.

01:57:01 on 22 May

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The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is set to become the newest James Bond-inspired car, thanks to the most recent collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 50 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' DBS Superleggera special edition cars will be sold.

01:54:38 on 22 May

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With the month of Ramzan underway, Muslims around the world are fasting to commemorate one of the holiest festivals of Islam, believed to mark the first time that the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad. A temple in Ayodhya conducted an Iftar party for devotees of all faiths to come and enjoy delicious Iftar dishes inside the premises of the temple.

01:52:44 on 22 May

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Modi Web Series Returns After Elections

'Modi: Journey Of A Common Man', the web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is live again, a month after the Election Commission banned its streaming in favour of a level playing field during the Lok Sabha elections. Five episodes, which were launched earlier, were made available again on OTT platform Eros Now on Tuesday. The remaining five are yet to be out.

01:44:44 on 22 May

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In a shocking instance of official apathy, hundreds of Kerala Police personnel who were assigned election duties in Bihar are being forced to head back home in harsh, inhuman conditions on the Patna Express train. The 50-hour-long journey turned into a horrendous experience for the 200-member squad as there was a mad scramble to squeeze themselves into any available space.

01:41:17 on 22 May

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Most exit polls for the Tamil Nadu Lok Sabha Election have predicted that the DMK will win a majority of the 38 seats that went to polls on 18 April. But for political parties in the state, it is the results of the bye-elections to the 22 constituencies that will be more keenly watched. This is because the results can bring down the AIADMK government in the state.

01:35:42 on 22 May

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Actress Revathy Sampath has accused veteran Malayalam actor Siddique of sexual misconduct, which has shocked the entire film industry. The actress said that the veteran made a verbal 'sexual offering' at the preview of the movie Sukhamayirikate in Trivandrum in 2016. The actress said that she was only 21 years old when Siddique made the proposal.

01:31:37 on 22 May

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The Election Commission has refused to make any change in the counting process. It will be go on as planned, the poll body has said. This comes as a setback to the opposition parties, which have been demanding verification of VVPAT slips before counting. The Election Commission Tuesday set up a 24-hour control room to monitor complaints relating to EVMs.

01:26:16 on 22 May

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The first anniversary of the police firing during the anti-Sterlite protests, which left 13 people dead last year, was observed on Wednesday with scores of locals turning up to remember the victims. The victims were remembered by their near and dear ones and others who lit up candles before their portraits at events held in different parts of the district.

01:19:34 on 22 May

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While it’s public that the sequel to Shubh Mangal Saavdhan featuring Ayushmann Khurrana will revolve around a gay relationship, what’s news is that the makers are now on the lookout for a second male lead to play Ayushmann’s boyfriend in the film. According to sources close to the project, the team isn’t keen on signing a newcomer for the role.

01:08:17 on 22 May

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England, the hosts of the World Cup 2019, unveiled their jersey for the ICC showpiece event on Tuesday but it got a lukewarm response from fans on social media. For the World Cup 2019, starting on May 30, the kit-makers have taken inspiration from the 1992 edition of the 50-over cricket World Cup, last time when England made it to the final.

01:00:25 on 22 May

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A day before the counting of the votes polled in the Lok Sabha election, the Congress on Wednesday termed as "constitutional travesty", the EC's rejection of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's demand that dissent notes should be recorded and alleged that the poll watchdog wanted to set a new precedent of "dark secrets" and "secluded chambers" in performing its duties.

12:56:04 on 22 May

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A day ahead of the Lok Sabha election results, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday launched a veiled attack at the Opposition for supporting alleged anti-nationals who demanded the division of the country. "This election was about the people versus the opposition. The people stood firm against the anarchists who screamed Bharat ke tukde honge," she tweeted.

12:50:45 on 22 May

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Music maestro A R Rahman’s latest melody Ganga: the River of People is a refreshing patriotic song. Featuring cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, it is dedicated to the river Ganga. The song has been shot across beautiful locations in India. It celebrates the spirit of the country and its people who are always motivated to achieve higher goals with hard work and dedication.

12:44:38 on 22 May

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Counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections, in which over 8,000 candidates were in the fray for 542 seats, will begin at 8.00 am on Thursday and results are expected only by late evening due to tallying of voter-verified paper audit trail slips with EVM count for the first time. 67.11% of the 90.99 crore electors had cast their vote in the seven-phase elections.

12:39:14 on 22 May

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In an embarrassment to the LDF Government, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday asked the Crime Branch how the reason for the murder of the two Youth Congress leaders at Periya in Kasaragod turned out to be personal animosity in the final report, when the first information report (FIR) had stated it was a ‘political murder’.

12:36:19 on 22 May

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The humble cotton kurta has become a go-to for everyone this summer, including Kiara Advani. For her flight to Mumbai recently, the actor picked a printed ivory kurta set from Punit Balana’s latest collection. Indian ethnic outfits aren’t always the easiest to manage, but nothing beats the comfort of a breezy cotton kurta set like Kiara Advani’s.

12:32:12 on 22 May

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The AIADMK will take a “favourable decision” on joining the Union Ministry after holding consultations among senior office-bearers of the party, AIADMK coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said. As for the exit poll predictions, he said that at the national level, they reflected the mood of the people, who wanted the BJP to remain in power.

12:28:09 on 22 May

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Despite making gains in state elections in Gujarat in 2017 and forming government in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in 2018, why do exit polls show the Congress is lagging behind in the same states? One reason is how people tend to vote differently for state and Lok Sabha elections and if these exit polls are to be believed.

12:24:08 on 22 May

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A 53-year-old millionaire trader could get a five-year jail term after pleading guilty to engaging in sex acts with a 15-year-old girl, once even putting his private plane in autopilot mode for the purpose. Stephen Bradley Mell, 53, of Bedminster, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to federal charges of engaging in interstate travel to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

12:19:34 on 22 May

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Google loves Sholay. You can Google it. The search engine giant and Easter eggs go hand in hand. Just last month, Google sent the Avengers: Endgame fans screaming after it let users "snap" their search results with the words "Thanos". But Google isn't just a Hollywood fan. It is equally desi at heart. And what better movie to add to its Easter egg list than Sholay, right?

12:11:59 on 22 May

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Governor Banwarilal Purohit is likely to decide on whether to allow the premature release of seven life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, once he receives legal opinion. Sources said the opinion, being sought from legal experts who are outside the State, is expected to be provided shortly. The matter involves a number of complex issues.

12:07:07 on 22 May

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Actor Katrina Kaif is busy promoting her new film Bharat, which also stars Salman Khan. In the midst of it, she talked about getting into production soon. According to the report, Katrina has bought the rights for a French film, He Loves Me He Loves Me Not. Katrina, who has also been shooting for Akshay Kumar and Rohit Shetty’s cop drama Sooryavanshi.

12:02:13 on 22 May

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On the day 22 Opposition parties approached the EC and drew its attention to reports of what they called suspicious EVM movements and demanded verification of VVPAT slips before the counting of votes. The Commission is likely to give a reply to the demands of the parties Wednesday. The BJP called the Opposition move a desperate attempt in the face of certain defeat.

11:54:10 on 22 May

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Rouse Avenue Court in Delhi reserves order on a complaint seeking direction to police for registering an FIR against Congress President Rahul Gandhi under charges of sedition for accusing PM Modi of "hiding behind the blood of soldiers & doing dalali on their (soldiers') sacrifice". The complaint was filed by Joginder Tuli, an advocate practising in the SC.

11:48:39 on 22 May

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A medium intensity earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands on Wednesday morning. The quake, which had its epicentre in the Andaman islands, occurred at 6:09 am, the National Centre for Seismology said. On Tuesday, an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale had rattled the islands. The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.

11:42:11 on 22 May

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Huawei put uncertainty over the future of its devices business to one side with the launch of new Honor smartphones, in a confident display of the Chinese firm's technology. Huawei runs its devices on Google's Android platform outside China, but the US Commerce Department blocked Huawei from buying US goods last week, throwing future software updates into question.

11:34:39 on 22 May

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Gomathi Marimuthu fails dope test twice

Gomathi Marimuthu had been the biggest surprise for India with her 800m gold at the recent Asian athletics championships in Doha, but now she is in big doping trouble. The Tamil Nadu athlete has failed a dope test for a banned steroid at last month’s Doha Asians and now faces a four-year ban. “I will surely be asking for my ‘B’ sample to be tested,” Gomathi said.

11:30:04 on 22 May

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With the 27 February crash of an IAF Mi-17 V-5 chopper at Budgam being 'seen as a case of friendly fire' and the investigation reportedly revealing lapses on the part of senior air force officers, Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak (Retd) spoke to media about the latest developments concerning the incident, which has sparked a controversy.

11:22:16 on 22 May

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After making heads turn with her midnight blue gown, red Valentino outfit and Abu Jaan & Sandeep Khosla white ensemble, Sonam Kapoor stuns in another outfit at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival red carpet. Last evening, Sonam donned a white pantsuit custom made Ralph and Russo featuring an asymmetrical overskirt with a two-metre-long train sweeping everyone off their feet.

11:19:15 on 22 May

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The opposition parties in several states are keeping a round-the-clock vigil on the storage rooms where the voting machines are kept in high security, ahead of the counting of votes in the national election. This comes amid complaints of alleged tampering of EVMs and protests in Uttar Pradesh after videos of alleged movement and tampering of voting machines.

11:14:55 on 22 May

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No one has really been in doubt about the advantage UDF had enjoyed this Lok Sabha polls in Kerala. The exit polls were mere confirmation. The Congress, and not the CPM, was seen by the secular and minority voters in the state as the best bet to stave off the Narendra Modi challenge. Rahul Gandhi's candidature in Wayanad might have worked as an additional prod.

11:10:20 on 22 May

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An antidepressant nasal-spray can be a safe and effective way to treat depression in patients who do not respond to existing treatments, a study has found. Being common and treatment-resistant, individuals with depression are often unable to relieve their symptoms despite trying anti-depressants. The esketamine nasal spray offers a new fast-acting treatment.

11:08:25 on 22 May

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Towards the end of Election 2019, words have lost their significance in the bedlam of blame and abuse. All that remains are the images. Of politicians half emerging from the sunroofs of their SUVs, Modi pumping both hands at mammoth rallies, Amit Shah trying to do the same, Rahul Gandhi constantly pushing back his sleeve, Mamata Banerjee gesticulating tempestuously.

11:03:13 on 22 May

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Hyderabad could, this ensuing monsoon, save up to 185 million gallons of rainwater and recharge its parched groundwater levels, according to official figures of HMWSSB. The data is based on the fact that the city has at least 60,000 cubic metres of the volume of RWH pits which can accumulate this much of rainwater over the year.

10:58:30 on 22 May

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