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Opening Instagram today many users in Australia were greeted with a notification stating that the social media app would be testing a change to how likes are viewed. \Wwhat does hiding “likes” mean for influencers whose income and ability to attract paid sponsorships relies on this very visible, popularity contest-style metric?

09:57:01 on 19 Jul

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If you've exhausted every single K-Beauty product and hack, swatched all the latest J-Beauty buys and even made a trip down under to give Australian beauty a whirl, you'll be delighted to know there's a new beauty trend that's about to blow up. Enter: Nordic Beauty. Well, the women from The Nordics are renowned for their fresh, glowing and natural beauty.

09:40:02 on 19 Jul

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Your Sex Horoscope for the Weekend

This weekend’s Pisces Moon is a drag and you’re in the mood to stay in—but you’re getting tons of action during the week! Leo season, the hottest time of year for you, begins on Monday, and frisky Mars team up with fiery Jupiter to push your libido and sex appeal through the roof, so someone to bone is just a few right swipes away.

09:27:01 on 19 Jul

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Celebrities Who Regret Their Tattoos

The actress, Jessica Alba has multiple tattoos but says she regrets “maybe two,” : one that’s “kind of a tramp stamp” of a bow on her lower back (not pictured) and an image of flowers on her neck that “I got when I was, like, 17 and I’m so irritated that I got it.” See which other stars wish they could erase their ink (or have already!)

09:10:05 on 19 Jul

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While most celebrities speak at length about how they spend hours ion the gym to get in shape and stay fit, model-turned-actor Milind Soman has a different approach to fitness. Gymming, he says, does not work for him. "I have never liked going to the gym. I like the outdoors. I like to run. In gym, I feel restricted," he told IANS.

08:57:01 on 19 Jul

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‘Next Bond movie will feature black female actor as 007.’ ‘Captain Marvel’ star Lashana Lynch set to inherit ‘007 from Daniel Craig in new Bond movie.’ These are some of the headlines that ignited social media earlier this week. The introduction of a female James Bond in the upcoming installment of the famous franchise literally shook and stirred the world.

08:49:51 on 19 Jul

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One of these beloved faces of Bollywood, SRK has always been our forte of interest. But, Aryan Khan is undoubtedly one of the most eligible bachelors of this country, but there is news that may disappoint you a bit especially girls! According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s eldest lad, Aryan is taken.

08:27:01 on 19 Jul

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The Lite version of PUBG is an attempt by PUBG Corporation to get more players onto the PC experience of the game, which it was originally designed for. The full version of PUBG was notorious for demanding a powerful system in order to play it, resulting in the LITE version being released to tap the mass market of gamers.

08:19:32 on 19 Jul

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The bizarre move by the SC-appointed CoA asking the India captain and coach to decide on travel schedule of the WAGs has not just taken the BCCI officials by surprise, but also former CJ R.M. Lodha. Lodha said that now that Ethics Officer D.K. Jain is there, he should take a stand and stop any move that is against the newly registered constitution.

08:04:58 on 19 Jul

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US TV host, Trevor Noah has delivered the perfect response to Scarlett Johansson's controversial comments on casting and diversity in Hollywood. "I understand why you might want to get defensive as a person," he said. "I can even understand why some white people might feel like they're under attack in and around these conversations.

07:46:21 on 19 Jul

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An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Northeastern region on Friday, an official said. No casualties have been reported so far. According to reports, the tremors were felt in Guwahati and other parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and adjoining areas of northeastern region at about 02:53 pm.

07:43:37 on 19 Jul

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Adivi Sesh has been making smart choices lately that has made him a reliable actor. His upcoming Evaru also looks very impressive in its first look. The teaser introduces its plot and the main characters of the film. It is about a murder mystery where a woman is held (played by Regina who makes a stunning first impression) for killing a man.

07:35:28 on 19 Jul

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Rain-swollen rivers in Bangladesh have broken through several embankments, submerging dozens of villages, destroying tens of thousands of homes and displacing nearly 200,000 people, officials and an aid group said. More than 4 million people are at risk of food insecurity and disease because of the flooding in Bangladesh.

07:29:37 on 19 Jul

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According to reports, Indian citizens will soon be able to apply for e-passports that are currently being developed by IIT-Kanpur, National Informatics Centre (NIC), India Security Press (ISP) and the Ministry of External Affairs officials with advanced security features. The new concept of smart passports has already been approved by the government.

07:23:30 on 19 Jul

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Can you believe it's been 10 years since 500 Days of Summer was released? The beloved indie rom-com came out on this week in 2009 in the US (though it didn't make its way to Kiwis until October), and it went on to become a critical darling and commercial success. Take a trip down memory lane with us as we look at 10 surprising facts about the indie hit.

07:11:13 on 19 Jul

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YouTube Music has rolled out a nifty new feature, which allows you to flip between the audio or video mode of a song with just a tap. That's of course if the song's video is available. YouTube says the feature is available for over five million songs on the platform right now.

07:00:15 on 19 Jul

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It seems like the ongoing political drama in Karnataka will continue for a little longer than expected after Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy ignored the 6 pm deadline for today to hold the trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly set by Governor Vajubhai Vala. The CM called the deadline unconstitutional and pushed for the trust vote to be held on Monday.

06:50:55 on 19 Jul

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With the air taxi facility getting launched during the next Mandalam – makara vilakku season, the Sabarimala pilgrims arriving at Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery can now continue their journey by air till Nilakkal. The helicopter service from Kalady to Nilakkal will be arranged from November 17 till January 16 during the 'mandalam' pilgrimage period.

06:42:02 on 19 Jul

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In what is being called one of the worst mass killings in Japan in nearly 20 years, 33 people have been reported dead. Kyoto Animation, an anime studio in Japan, was set on fire by a person who was annoyed with the company for plagiarising his work. He apparently shouted “die,” before pouring petrol on the building and setting it ablaze.

06:30:59 on 19 Jul

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From house inmates accused of kidnapping to a war of words between Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan fans, season 3 of Bigg Boss Tamil has thrived on controversy and now it's the smoking room. S. Cyril Alexander, the state convener of the TN People’s Forum for Tobacco Control, has filed a complaint with authorities over the presence of the room in the house.

06:24:46 on 19 Jul

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Leader of Opposition Ramesh Chennithala demanded Governor’s intervention in the University college issue. He also wanted the government to face CBI investigation in the University college violence and PSC rank list issues. Ramesh Chennithala was addressing the media after visiting Governor Justice P. Sathasivam over the issues at University College.

06:12:13 on 19 Jul

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The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, in association with the Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre, organized a virtual lecture by U.S. Astronaut Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger for students in the fields of science and technology. The event was held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and India’s second lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2.

06:10:29 on 19 Jul

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"I think Apollo 11 was one of the most inspiring things in all of human history. Arguably the most inspiring thing. And one of the most universally good things in history. The level of inspiration that provided to the people of Earth was incredible. And it certainly inspired me. I’m not sure SpaceX would exist if not for Apollo 11," says Elon Musk.

06:04:04 on 19 Jul

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The trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case, in which prominent BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders such as L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, and Uma Bharti are accused of criminal conspiracy, should be completed in nine months, the Supreme Court ordered on July 19. A Bench led by Justice Nariman extended the tenure of the Special Judge conducting the joint trial of two cases.

05:57:01 on 19 Jul

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Keeping up with the trend of building temples in honour of personalities, a group of AIADMK members from Coimbatore has installed a shrine for Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The temple, located inside the Yoga Centre compound in Ganesapuram in Coimbatore, has shrines of Hindu Gods Anjaneya, Kalabhairava, etc.

05:42:01 on 19 Jul

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A couple of days after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague urged Pakistan to grant consular access to death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, Islamabad on Friday declared that he will be granted the right to get in touch with diplomats and officials from India. India emphatically said on Thursday that Pakistan should obey the ICJ verdict.

05:27:01 on 19 Jul

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After popular names like Jennifer Lopez and Shahid Kapoor, superstar Rajinikanth's daughter and director Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush is the latest celebrity investor to back SARVA, an Indian yoga, and wellness startup. She will also be helping in the growth of Diva Yoga in South India alongside Malaika Arora and Sarvesh Shashi.

05:12:02 on 19 Jul

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The actor is stylish, subdued and totally riveting as the mysterious KK, hero, and villain rolled into one, in the film. His characterization is what makes the film tick, with the director keeping the audiences guessing about his identity. The film leaves us in suspense about whether he is a mercenary, a mobster, a safe-cracker or a cop turned rouge.

04:51:01 on 19 Jul

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Rendezvous with Simi Garewal has been one of the most memorable shows on television that aired during the 90s. And after almost 15 years, Simi Garewal is coming back with a new season of her popular chat show and she has revealed that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will be the first guests to open the show.

04:33:02 on 19 Jul

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Is FaceApp Safe? A Privacy Check

FaceApp Founder and CEO Yaroslav Goncharov, in response to The Quint’s queries, said: “We don’t sell or share any user data with any third parties.” In a detailed reply, the Goncharov also stated, “We accept requests from users for removing all their data from our servers.”

04:25:06 on 19 Jul

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Zimbabwe has been suspended from the ICC with immediate effect. ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket has been frozen, and representative teams from Zimbabwe will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events while under suspension, making Zimbabwe's participation in the Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier in August and Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier in October highly unlikely.

04:07:20 on 19 Jul

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Ambikapur is a city with a population of just under 2 lakhs, located in Chattisgarh’s Surguja district. In an attempt to find a solution to the twin problems mentioned above, its municipal officials have launched a unique garbage café scheme. At this café, ragpickers and the homeless will collect plastic waste, and in return, the municipal corporation will offer them food.

04:06:08 on 19 Jul

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Governor has issued a fresh deadline again to the ruling coalition of Congress and JD(S) asking them to prove majority by today 6 pm. The deadline has been issued via a letter to CM HDK. Congress MLA told that the ruling coalition is playing the role of a democratic institution. “We’ve left the part of wooing MLAs with Rs 30 crore to the BJP,” Gowda told the Assembly.

03:59:25 on 19 Jul

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Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra starrer Jabariya Jodi will soon be releasing in theatres on August 2, 2019. The movie will see the duo play Biharis. While Biharis have so much to rave about, there are certain phrases which people use to stereotype them. Sidharth and Parineeti in an interesting video listed 23 things which people say to Biharis to stereotype them.

03:57:01 on 19 Jul

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Reliance Industries Ltd’s telecom unit Jio pipped rival Bharti Airtel to become India’s second-largest operator by subscribers as of May, government data showed. Jio, controlled by Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, has disrupted the telecom industry in the country since it was launched in 2016, offering cheap bundles and prompting shutdowns.

03:56:06 on 19 Jul

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Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar, former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald and former Australia Women's fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick have become the newest additions to the ICC Hall of Fame. The trio was inducted in a ceremony in London. The only player to feature in 200 Test matches, Tendulkar scored 15921 runs in the longest format and 18426 runs in ODIs.

03:46:17 on 19 Jul

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday invited suggestions from people for his Independence Day speech, saying it will allow thoughts of the common man to be heard by the entire nation. For the past four years, Modi has directly invited ideas and suggestions from people for his Independence Day speech which is made from the ramparts of Red Fort.

03:40:02 on 19 Jul

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Dear Comrade, the upcoming action-drama film starring Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna, is all set for its theatrical release next week. Reports suggest that Premam fame Sai Pallavi was initially offered Rashmika's role in Dear Comrade. However, she rejected the offer as she was uncomfortable doing intimate scenes, one of which involved a liplock with Deverakonda.

03:31:39 on 19 Jul

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Oyo Hotels and Homes founder Ritesh Agarwal has agreed to invest $2 billion to increase his stake in the SoftBank-backed Indian lodgings startup. Agarwal will buy shares from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia India, which will remain, backers of the startup, the company said in a statement.

03:28:32 on 19 Jul

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So...the Cats trailer has officially dropped. I am completely unsure how to process the most baffling two minutes and 23 seconds of my life, so I'm just going to start asking questions. I don't even know if I want answers to these yet, so if you don't mind, I would really appreciate being left alone at this confusing time in my life.

03:21:56 on 19 Jul

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Denied entry to the rooftop bar of a premium hotel, a group of men organized a protest outside the establishment in Kerala's Kozhikode on Wednesday. The protestors claimed that they were denied entry by Hotel Sea Queen because they were wearing a 'lungi' into the hotel's premium restaurant. The incident has since sparked a statewide debate.

03:12:17 on 19 Jul

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Hitting out at the UP govt after Priyanka Gandhi was stopped from proceeding towards Sonbhadra to meet the victims of a clash, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the arrest was an arbitrary use of power by the Yogi Adityanath government. Terming the arrest illegal and disturbing, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to express his concern.

03:05:13 on 19 Jul

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The echoes of Priyanka Chopra's birthday celebrations are currently rocking Florida - yes, that's where the actress headed to with her family and friends for her 37th birthday celebrations. Looks like the birthday girl has been so busy with the celebrations that she hardly had the time to update fans from her birthday trip but we have her husband and cousin to the rescue.

02:55:01 on 19 Jul

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According to the ‘Sanitary Protection in India 2017’ report by Euromonitor, the feminine hygiene market was valued at US dollar 340 million in 2017 and is expected to grow to dollar 522 million by 2020. Even though dominated by sanitary pads, the feminine hygiene sector is now at the cusp of large-scale innovation.

02:47:35 on 19 Jul

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The 1:30 pm deadline set by Governor Vajubhai Vala to Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy to prove his government’s majority ended on Friday amid slogans of “go back” in the state assembly. The House was adjourned till 3 pm even as the BJP pressed for division and coalition for discussion.

02:42:32 on 19 Jul

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On July 16, 1969, a mighty Saturn V rocket set off from Florida carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins for the first human mission to the Moon. It has been 50 years since mankind took "the giant leap" and celebrations are in full swing all over the world, especially the US.

02:36:01 on 19 Jul

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Scroll through the handbag section of luxury online shops and you’ll see a pattern of style names emerge—duffle, clutch and one that always seems misplaced: hobo. As fashion call-outs go, the hobo bag is complicated because in context the word is not necessarily derogatory and out of context it’s become so divorced from its meaning that people don’t make the connection.

02:35:16 on 19 Jul

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A woman from Tripura has moved the state women’s commission against her husband for installing CCTVs in the house, including their bedroom. Her husband claims the move was an act of “self-defense”. The case pertains to an estranged couple from Sadhutilla village in Pratapgarh area of West Tripura district. Ratna Podder, 38, and Chandan Dhar, 47, got married 3 years ago.

02:31:58 on 19 Jul

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The title poster of the upcoming Tamannaah starrer Petromax was unveiled by actor Taapsee Pannu. Petromax is a horror film that will have Tamannaah in the lead role. Also in the star cast of this film is Yogi Babu in a pivotal role. Wielding the megaphone for this venture is Rohin Venkatesan and it is bankrolled under the banner Passion Studios.

02:12:01 on 19 Jul

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Amala Paul’s A-rated film Aadai rode on immense hype with the posters and promotions before D-Day, but ultimately, has also fallen prey to the trend of last-minute cancellations on the day of release. The PR team for the project cites ‘financial issues’ as the reason, and it is still unclear if the film will be released on Friday as per scheduled.

02:11:39 on 19 Jul

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Minister for IT Manikandan on Thursday said that State govt is keen on banning TikTok. Replying to Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi MLA Thamimun Ansari, who urged the govt to ban the application that resulted in unwanted incidents, the minister said that the government wrote two letters in the month of February this year to the Centre to prohibit the social media application.

02:03:02 on 19 Jul

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The House has not adjourned without a trust vote having taken place. The ruling coalition remains about discussing the trust vote issue while the Speaker says he will not follow through with the Governor's instructions and stick to the encoded proceedings. The Assembly erupted as several BJP MLAs rise and shout slogans in Congress's objection to the Governor's directions.

01:51:11 on 19 Jul

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It might have been something of a mission: impossible but 30-plus years later, Cruise is still feeling need for speed & resumes duty as naval pilot Captain Peter Mitchell, call sign Maverick. No need to read that again - 'captain' is right. As top brass notes in the newly-released first trailer of Top Gun: Maverick, he should have been a '2 star admiral' at the very least.

01:36:51 on 19 Jul

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In a letter to the Speaker on his absence, Congress MLA Shrimant Patil said, “Please allow me to be absent from the Assembly session. I was in Chennai for some urgent work when I had severe chest pain and visited my family doctor in Mumbai. I have not spoken to any BJP leader and I am not kidnapped (as per media reports)."

01:28:51 on 19 Jul

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Kannada TV actress Shobha who was best known for her character in the popular TV series Magalu Janaki died on Wednesday in a road accident. According to media reports, the accident happened on the outskirts of Chitradurga when her car rammed into a truck on National Highway 4. Since the accident, five people have been declared dead.

01:20:20 on 19 Jul

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You don’t really need to be a devout reader of news to know that Tamil Nadu has been grappling with a water crisis. With this as a backdrop, it wouldn’t be wrong to think that even the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) bandwagon -- which has rolled into the city for the fourth time -- is also going to hit a major roadblock.

01:14:11 on 19 Jul

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CM HD Kumaraswamy is addressing the House once again. He alleges that legislators were offered Rs 40-50 crore. HD Kumaraswamy tells the BJP in the Assembly: "Let's have a discussion. You can still form the government. Nothing urgent. You can do it on Monday or Tuesday also. I am not going to misuse power,"

12:54:15 on 19 Jul

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K-Beauty is evolving again, but not in the way you’d expect. After igniting beauty trends on a global scale, South Korea is now seeing an underground revolution that is calling for more realistic beauty standards. K-Beauty may still be one of South Korea’s most lucrative exports, but inside the country, a revolution against unrealistic beauty ideals is taking place.

12:47:49 on 19 Jul

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Speaker Ramesh Kumar today dismissed suggestions that he was trying to delay the vote on the confidence motion moved by CM to decide the fate of his govt. "I don't have to be partisan," Kumar said, expressing anguish over suggestions that he was trying to delay the trust vote. He said there was discussion and "indirect comments" made that he was delaying the process.

12:38:11 on 19 Jul

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was detained in Uttar Pradesh on Friday on her way to a village in Sonbhadra, where 10 people were killed in a shootout on Wednesday over a land dispute. The Congress General Secretary has targeted the state's BJP government and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on what she calls rising crime and lawlessness in UP.

12:32:38 on 19 Jul

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New cell that can heal hearts discovered

Researchers have discovered a previously unidentified cell population which could lead to new treatments for patients with injured hearts. The cell, described in the journal Immunity, was discovered in the pericardial fluid found in the sac around the heart of a mouse with heart injury.

12:28:12 on 19 Jul

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Out of 19,680 government/government-aided school students who appeared for NEET this year, only one has managed to obtain MBBS admission under State quota in phase one of counseling, said sources. This is despite more students from government and government-aided schools clearing NEET this year (2,557) compared to last year when only 1,344 students cleared NEET.

12:21:45 on 19 Jul

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was stopped in Uttar Pradesh on Friday on her way to a village in Sonbhadra, where 10 people were killed in a shootout on Wednesday over a land dispute. The Congress general secretary has targeted the state's BJP government and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on what she calls rising crime and lawlessness in UP.

12:14:31 on 19 Jul

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Four people died in minor stampedes that broke out as huge crowds flocked to Kancheepuram for darshan of Athi Varadhar on Thursday, considered especially auspicious as it was the day after the lunar eclipse. The stampedes were triggered by rumours that the authorities planned to cut darshan timings.

12:03:34 on 19 Jul

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People who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not, recent findings suggest. The research, conducted by the University of Exeter and King’s College London, was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles. The study covered 25,000 people aged 50 or over.

11:52:28 on 19 Jul

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State BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa has predicted the end of the coalition government and said his party will decide on the future course of action after consulting the national leadership. "Mostly today will be the end of Congress-JDS government's misrule... the CM will make his farewell speech today, we will patiently hear it," Yeddyurappa told reporters in B'luru.

11:46:51 on 19 Jul

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The School Education Dept move came against the backdrop of a survey conducted in which authorities identified 1,248 govt elementary and middle schools with fewer than 10 students each. In an unprecedented move, the State govt, in order to ensure that govt schools are not shut down despite dismal attendance, has decided to convert more than 1,000 schools into libraries.

11:39:56 on 19 Jul

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Lakhs of people have been wrongly included in the draft National Register of Citizens being prepared in Assam to weed out illegal immigrants, centre told the Supreme Court today, asking for more time to finalise the list. "India can't be world's refugee capital," Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the top court, appearing on behalf of the central government.

11:32:48 on 19 Jul

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Sanjay Dutt is all set to venture into the Marathi Film Industry. He will be producing the upcoming film titled Baba. Directed by Raj R Gupta, the trailer of the film dropped yesterday. Sanjay Dutt along with his lovely wife attended the trailer launch. While Sanjay Dutt looked dapper in a black T-shirt and pants, Maanayata Dutt stunned in a white shirt and black pants.

11:26:29 on 19 Jul

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The legal team of the ruling coalition is readying a petition to counter the Governor's direction. The HD Kumaraswamy's government will raise the counter that the Governor cannot set a deadline for the Speaker. The matter is likely to be brought up before the Chief Justice of India at 10.30 AM today.

11:14:37 on 19 Jul

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Namakkal girl in FIFA U-17 WC team

The team that takes the field in the FIFA U-17 Women’s Football World Cup in 2020 would have a member, whose selection would mark a watershed moment in the SDAT Namakkal chapter’s history. When B Mariyammal (17) would begin patrolling the forward position, she would be the only player from Tamil Nadu to figure on the list of 18 selected from across the country.

11:08:24 on 19 Jul

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Having a baby is usually associated with a lot of joy and excitement. Still, there is a small percentage of women (3-15 per cent) who have intense anxiety or fear associated with pregnancy and childbirth. In medical terms, such a fear is known as Tokophobia, which is derived from a Greek word ‘tokos’ meaning childbirth and ‘phobos’ meaning fear.

10:58:32 on 19 Jul

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Following the million-dollar loan sanctioned by World Bank last month to rebuild the state which had been affected by the deluge in 2018, Kerala is set to receive a loan of $250 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). As per reports, Kerala will get a total aid of Rs 9,700 crore in loans received from the World Bank, ADB and a German agency KFW.

10:50:30 on 19 Jul

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I Monetary Advisory (IMA) Group founder Mohammed Mansoor Khan, who is accused of cheating investors to the tune of over ₹2,500 crore and fled the country as his firm wound up its operations in June, returned to India early on July 19. He was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate after he landed at Delhi airport from Dubai in the early hours of July 19.

10:45:45 on 19 Jul

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The DMK in Vellore is focusing on civic issues during the campaigning for Lok Sabha elections. With four of the six Assembly segments (Vellore, Anaicut, Gudiyattam, and Ambur) having DMK MLAs, the campaign by the party candidate DM Kathir Anand highlights the lack of civic facilities in the segments represented by AIADMK MLAs in Vaniyambadi and KV Kuppam.

10:37:40 on 19 Jul

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Prabhas' Saaho Gets A New Release Date

Prabhas and Shraddha's Saaho will not get into the box office tussle with Mission Mangal and Batla House on Independence Day as reported earlier this week. Apart from Mission Mangal and Batla House, Saaho was set for a box office battle with two Telugu films too. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed that the release of Saaho has been pushed 15 days ahead on August 15.

10:31:55 on 19 Jul

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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameswara meets the BJP MLAs, who had staged a night long 'dharna' inside the Vidhana Soudha against the delay of the trust vote. He also has breakfast with some of the MLAs. "They(BJP MLAs) were on an overnight dharna at Vidhana Soudha. It's our duty to arrange food and other things for them," Parameswara says.

10:25:33 on 19 Jul

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An international flower auction centre in Hosur in the state and Rs. 50 crore to improve the basic amenities in Villupuram town panchayat were among the numerous initiatives announced by CM in the Assembly on Thursday. Making a statement under rule 110 Mr. Palaniswami said govt has decided to set up a flower auction center in Hosur at a cost of Rs. 20 lakh.

10:17:50 on 19 Jul

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Akshay Kumar was joined by his co-stars at Mission Mangal trailer launch. Mission Mangal is Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film. Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu among others attended the launch. The trailer of Mission Mangal has just dropped and it has all the ingredients of a patriotic film.

10:06:56 on 19 Jul

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Marrying of HIV+ man lands eight in soup

A case was registered against eight members of a family for conducting the marriage of a man from Pudupatti by hiding his HIV status. The marriage took place on January 19, 2018. Sources said the woman came to know about her husband’s HIV status only in April when he was taken to Government Medical College and Hospital in Kanavilakku after his health deteriorated.

09:52:26 on 19 Jul

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Priyanka Chopra turned 37 yesterday and Bollywood celebrities flooded her with love and good wishes. The sweetest wish of course, had to come from hubby Nick Jonas. The Sucker singer shared a photo of her, dressed in a Sabyasachi saree from Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's wedding and wrote, "Light of my world. My whole heart. I love you, baby. Happy birthday."

09:35:18 on 19 Jul

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Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to the United States, a Congressional report has said that the security assistance to Pakistan would remain suspended pending "decisive and irreversible" action against terrorist groups. At the direction of US President Donald Trump, the United States had suspended all its security assistance to Pakistan in January 2018.

09:29:58 on 19 Jul

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Over the years, Tamil Nadu prison department has become well-oiled machinery that had been steadily increasing its income through industrial production. In the last five years, the income generated has doubled — which translates to is an annual growth of 20 percent, an enviable rise that would have any corporate salivating.

09:24:17 on 19 Jul

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The new trailer of Brad Pitt starrer Ad Astra is out and it gives a glimpse into the story of the space adventure. In the new trailer, we are told that the reality that Pitt’s character believes might be a lie. Ad Astra has Brad Pitt playing an astronaut and he chose this profession to be like his father, who is now supposedly dead.

09:19:25 on 19 Jul

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Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz. Tehran's top diplomat, Mohammad Javad Zarif, told reporters he had "no information about losing a drone today."

09:12:02 on 19 Jul

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Former president Pranab Mukherjee said that the foundations of modern India were laid by its founders who firmly believed in a planned economy, as opposed to today, when the Planning Commission has been disbanded. "Those who criticise Congress rule for 55 years are ignoring where India was at independence and how far we have come," said Pranab Mukherjee.

08:58:12 on 19 Jul

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Aiming high on Assembly, MNM skips LS poll

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam has decided not to contest the Vellore Lok Sabha election scheduled on August 5. MNM general secretary A Arunachalam said since it is working with vigour to effect a change of government in the Assembly elections, it will not contest in the Vellore Lok Sabha poll.

08:57:01 on 19 Jul

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AI can diagnose breast cancer more quickly

Breast ultrasound elastography is an emerging imaging technique that provides information about a potential breast lesion and researchers have identified the critical role AI can play in making this technique more efficient and accurate. This methodology using Artificial Intelligence (AI) has demonstrated more accuracy compared to traditional modes of imaging.

08:42:01 on 19 Jul

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In a first for Tamil Nadu, solar dryers will be set up in two places in Nagapattinam to prepare dry fish hygienically. The way karuvadu (dry fish) is prepared in the harbours of Nagapattinam and Pazhayar will change once these dryers, worth Rs 3.09 cr, are set up. The announcement of introducing the solar fish dryers was made by CM Edappadi K Palaniswami in the Assembly.

08:27:01 on 19 Jul

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Netflix will roll out a lower-priced mobile-screen plan in India in Q3 in addition to its existing plans. This was confirmed by the company in a letter to its shareholders for the second quarter of 2019. The lower-priced plan is aimed at introducing a large number of people in India to Netflix.

08:12:02 on 19 Jul

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At least 17 cattle were poisoned to death for allegedly straying into millet and destroying the crops at Kilambakkam, near Urapakkam in Kancheepuram district on Wednesday Night. Officials said 13 goats, two Delhi buffaloes and two calves were lying in drowsy condition near the field on Kilambakkam lake bed.

08:05:09 on 19 Jul

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International cricket chiefs on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference, putting in doubt their participation in qualifiers for the World T20. The decision means ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket will be frozen and representative teams from the country will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events.

07:42:01 on 19 Jul

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Governor Vajubhai Vala stepped in to fast-track the trust vote in the Karnataka assembly on Thursday evening, this time with a letter to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy setting a 1.30 pm deadline tomorrow to prove his government’s majority in the assembly. This is the Governor’s second letter on the trust vote.

07:27:01 on 19 Jul

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Nominations total up to 50 in Vellore

A total of 50 nominations were filed by candidates wanting to compete in the elections to the Vellore Parliamentary constituency when the process ended at 3 pm on Thursday. While 30 candidates had filed nominations till Wednesday, Thursday saw another 15 candidates filing nominations bringing the total to 50.

07:12:01 on 19 Jul

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Does ‘sugar-free’ mean ‘no sugar’

While most of us happily consume anything that says “sugar-free”, assuming that it doesn’t have sugar at all, what we don’t realise is that “sugar-free” doesn’t mean ‘no sugar’. According to United States’ Food and Drug Administration guidelines ‘no added sugar’ means no sugar-containing ingredient is used during processing.

06:57:01 on 19 Jul

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The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court has sought counter from Union Ministry of Human Resources and Development on public interest litigation, seeking direction to the government to translate Draft National Educational Policy (NEP) 2019 into regional languages including Tamil to facilitate effective public consultation.

06:42:01 on 19 Jul

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At Comic-Con, Cameron also revealed that Edward Furlong, who played Sarah's son John Connor in Terminator 2, is back in Dark Fate as well. Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049), Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Diego Boneta (Luis Miguel). Terminator: Dark Fate is scheduled to release November 1 in cinemas in India.

06:27:01 on 19 Jul

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Minister for school education, youth welfare and sports development K. A Sengottaiyan has appealed all stakeholders to popularise the Amma youth sports scheme in the state. Addressing a meeting he said the government allotted Rs 64.35 crore for the project with an objective of promoting sports among the youths in rural areas.

06:09:01 on 19 Jul

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Minister for school education, youth welfare and sports development K. A Sengottaiyan has appealed all stakeholders to popularise the Amma youth sports scheme in the state. Addressing a meeting he said the government allotted Rs 64.35 crore for the project with an objective of promoting sports among the youths in rural areas.

06:06:01 on 19 Jul

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For most beauty enthusiasts, a mascara is a must-have desert island beauty product. It can transform the face with a few swipes, making it the ideal choice. Enter: lash lifts. They require less maintenance than lash extensions, but last way longer than regular mascara. We spoke to two lash experts to get the low-down on lash extensions before you decide to opt in.

05:27:01 on 19 Jul

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