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Alexa! Tell KFC I that I am very hungry

Food-based retail enterprises managing high customer volume have great news in store for them. Haptik, the world’s largest conversational AI platform, recently developed a voice bot for the brand offering the world’s tastiest chicken – KFC India – on Alexa. This means that consumers can now call for their favorite finger lickin’ good KFC and Alexa will make it happen!

01:55:01 on 23 Jan

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Rapper Chris Brown Detained In Paris

American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday. A woman has accused Brown, along with his bodyguard and a friend, of raping her in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris on Tuesday night last week, a source close to the case said on condition of anonymity.

01:25:02 on 23 Jan

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Imagine chomping on a juicy chicken patty that was made without killing animals. This is what the future of the meat industry may look like. In a bid to promote ethical consumption of meat and clean environmental and sustainable practices, the concept of lab-grown meat has taken shape. Lab-grown meat is grown in a laboratory with the help of cultured cells.

12:55:02 on 23 Jan

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PUBG developers Tencent Games has announced a new Awesome Patch, which will bring the Moonlight mode to the Vikendi Map for PUBG. Notably, the new Awesome Patch will roll out to players of PUBG on PC and there is no information if it will arrive on PUBG Mobile. The new map will come out of beta and will be available for all on Xbox One and PS4 on January 22.

12:25:02 on 23 Jan

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50,000 jobs to open up at Foxconn

Taiwan’s Foxconn, assembler of Apple Inc’s iPhones, on Tuesday said it was trying to recruit for more than 50,000 positions across its China campuses for the January-March quarter. The world’s largest contract manufacturer, said in a stock exchange filing that changes in employee numbers were part of its usual adjustments based on global strategy and clients’ needs.

11:55:01 on 22 Jan

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There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea on a cold, windy day. Not only do people drink tea as a refreshing beverage, in many places, the art and discipline of making and serving tea can take years to master. From bubble tea in a Taiwan to seven layered tea in Bangladesh, here are some unique ways how people in different countries serve this popular beverage.

11:25:01 on 22 Jan

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The opposition to the sport basically has been framed as an animal rights problem. Tamil nationalists and politicians, have claimed jallikattu is essential for preserving native strains of cattle. They accused international organisations of conspiring to wipe out native animal breeds. This approach completely neglects the fact that jallikattu is a human rights issue too.

10:55:02 on 22 Jan

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Activists in Agra will try to build a replica of the iconic Taj Mahal with plastic and polythene waste at a park on river Yamuna in the Uttar Pradesh town. The green activists will use eco-bricks made with plastic bottles to build the proposed Taj Mahal. Eco-bricks are made of plastic bottles that are stuffed with polythene bags and are sealed.

10:40:01 on 22 Jan

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The RSS affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has passed a resolution demanding a robust e-commerce policy to protect the interests of small shopkeepers, as big online retailers Flipkart and Amazon are circumventing laws. The SJM firmly believes that India should have a robust e-commerce policy to protect the interests of 13 crore people engaged in retail trade.

10:25:01 on 22 Jan

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On this episode we discuss the best headphones under Rs. 1,000 in India and share our thoughts on the Realme Buds as well. In-house audio expert Ali Pardiwala has just finished reviewing the Realme Buds. The Realme Buds review makes it very clear that it's an excellent option under Rs. 500 but is it good enough to be one of the best headphones under Rs. 1,000?

10:10:01 on 22 Jan

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SC is likely to hear in February a batch of petitions seeking the recall of its order permitting women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala shrine as one of the judges on the constitution bench is on medical leave till January 30. Earlier, the court had said it would hold on January 22 an open court hearing on a batch of 49 petitions seeking a recall of its order.

09:57:01 on 22 Jan

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Ashvin Kumar’s 16-yr-old filmography has been marked by an unlikely intersection: censorship troubles, movies on Kashmir and National Film Awards. His two documentaries – Inshallah, Football (2010) and Inshallah, Kashmir (2012) – received “A” certificates from the CBFC, preventing their broadcast on national TV. But they were good enough for National Film Awards’ juries.

09:40:01 on 22 Jan

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In the wake of reports about 31 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar being stranded at the India-Bangladesh border, the government on Tuesday said it will handle such matters through mutual consultation with neighbouring countries. These 31 Rohingya Muslims have been stranded since Friday at Zero Line on the India-Bangladesh border with western Tripura.

09:25:01 on 22 Jan

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India’s Rs 1,00,000 crore e-commerce sector suffers from a serious flaw: its over-reliance on cash payments. As a result, the transformation in the country’s shopping scene is still half-baked. For all the digital boom, Indian online shoppers make between 60% and 65% of their payments through the cash-on-delivery mode, which is even potentially illegal.

09:10:02 on 22 Jan

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Stating that he attended the EVM hackathon in London in his personal capacity, Congress leader Kapil Sibal called for a probe into the allegations made by a "cyber expert" including hacking of EVMs for the sake of free and fair elections. Sibal said the BJP government should focus on verifying the allegations instead of making wild accusations against the Congress.

08:55:01 on 22 Jan

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Ryan Reynolds cancelled his arm surgery to fly to China for Deadpool 2 promotions, ahead of the franchise’s surprise theatrical debut in the country. The 42-year-old star had injured his left arm shooting the film and was scheduled to have surgery in New York on Sunday, but skipped the appointment.

08:40:01 on 22 Jan

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In what may lead to a drastic cut in reserved posts for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs across central universities, the Supreme Court dismissed the Centre's appeal against a ruling which had held that 'department' and not 'university' will be treated as a unit for deciding quota in the recruitment of teachers in UGC-funded higher education institutions.

08:25:01 on 22 Jan

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Russian authorities said that a passenger plane bound for Moscow has been forced to land shortly after take-off in a suspected hijacking. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said an unnamed man on the flight, bound from a Siberian city to Moscow, ordered the crew to divert the plane to Afghanistan. The plane landed in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk about 230 km to the west.

08:10:02 on 22 Jan

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Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that disappeared off the coast of Guernsey as he was flying to Wales to join Premier League club Cardiff. The search, which was halted overnight because of strong winds and rough conditions at sea, resumed Tuesday morning with help from maritime authorities in Britain and France.

07:52:58 on 22 Jan

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When estranged wives ask for maintenance, husbands start saying they are living in penury or have gone insolvent, the Supreme Court has observed. The observation was made by the apex court while asking a Hyderabad based doctor working in a reputed hospital not to leave the job just because his estranged wife was seeking maintenance.

07:49:32 on 22 Jan

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Oscars 2019: Full List Of Nominations

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards 2019 are being announced live from Samuel Goldwyn Theatre with actors Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross hosting. In the first set, nominees for the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress Oscars were announced. Here is the complete list of Oscar nominees.

07:36:07 on 22 Jan

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Showing solidarity with the government teachers in the state, the JACTO-GEO has decided to join their protest and sit on an indefinite strike that started on Tuesday. The move comes a day after the state’s chief secretary, Girija Vaidyanathan, warned of strict disciplinary action against protesters and said that absentees would be facing a pay cut.

07:21:09 on 22 Jan

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Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King has addressed director Bryan Singer’s departure from the film partway through production, calling it an “unfortunate” situation. King said Singer was looking at halting the production as his mother was unwell but the studio, 20th Century Fox wanted to complete the film, reported Variety.

07:14:41 on 22 Jan

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Kapil Sibal demanded a probe into the charges made by a self-proclaimed U.S.-based cyber expert, terming them as very serious as they concern the survival of democracy in India. A day after he was caught up in a row for attending the press conference by cyber expert Syed Shuja, Mr. Sibal hit out at Ravi Shankar Prasad, saying the he has made an “irresponsible statement".

07:05:58 on 22 Jan

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White rice has got a bad rapport among weight watchers and health freaks, due to its tendency to pack in high amounts of starch and for being rich in calories. But rice is a food grain that is easy-to-prepare, and is incredibly versatile as well. A number of people have banned white rice from their diets, in order to keep away the excessive calories.

06:53:38 on 22 Jan

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BJP national president Amit Shah kicked off his party’s Lok Sabha campaign in West Bengal when he tore into TMC for forging an alliance with other parties and running alleged scams and syndicate raj in the state. Addressing a public meeting at Habibpur in Malda district, Shah lambasted the Mamata Banerjee government for not allowing BJP’s Rath Yatra in Bengal.

06:50:54 on 22 Jan

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The ruling Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday suspended its MLA and the government whip in the Assembly Meda Mallikarjuna Reddy from the party amid reports that he was ready to join the opposition YSR Congress. "Mallikarjuna Reddy is ineligible to continue in Telugu Desam," party president and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced.

06:42:02 on 22 Jan

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The fifth nun, who protested against the rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, has received a letter from the Missionaries of Jesus (MJ) congregation. Sister Neena has been asked to present herself before a committee and explain her decision to protest against the Bishop.

06:33:27 on 22 Jan

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Syed Shuja, the self-proclaimed cyber expert, who made shocking allegations on EVM rigging in 2014 elections, was never part of the team at ECIL, like he claimed, say sources. Not just Syed Shuja, but none of the team members mentioned by him were part of the engineering team that dealt with EVM manufacturing at ECIL, sources told News18.

06:25:19 on 22 Jan

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Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on January 22 questioned the use of electronic voting machines when even the more advanced nations were not using them. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party government was weakening democratic institutions. It is using them to suppress dissent and the voice of the opposition, he said.

06:15:49 on 22 Jan

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Malayalam actress Manju Warrier will make her Tamil film debut opposite Dhanush in the film Asuran. Dhanush made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday. Warrier said she was excited to work with Dhanush and Vetrimaaran on the film. The actress was last seen in the Malayalam magnum opus Odiyan opposite Mohanlal.

06:06:11 on 22 Jan

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Leander Paes suffered a second-round exit at the Australian Open 2019 on Tuesday after he along with his Australian partner Samantha Stosur lost 6-4, 4-6 (8-10) to Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah in the mixed doubles. Despite the loss, 45-year-old Leander Paes didn't fail to impress the tennis fans from across the globe with some jaw-dropping acrobatics on court.

05:53:58 on 22 Jan

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Janhvi Kapoor rocks this top skirt combo

Janhvi Kapoor has been pretty consistent in impressing the fashion police with her sartorial choices. The starlet was recently spotted looking pretty in a funky white t-shirt from Versace. Styled by Lakshmi Lehr and Shikha Karamchandani, the top was teamed with a hologram skirt from the label Madison.

05:39:23 on 22 Jan

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EC requested Delhi Police to lodge an FIR and investigate the statement made by a self-proclaimed cyber expert who alleged that the BJP had secured the landslide victory in 2014 by hacking into EVMs. In its complaint, the poll watchdog said Syed Shuja has allegedly violated section 505 (1) of the IPC pertaining to spreading rumours which creates panic.

05:33:38 on 22 Jan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the sense of duty among people before India's Independence has now turned into a sense of entitlement. Addressing a gathering at Sanosara village in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district through video conference, Prime Minister Modi urged citizens as well as social and political leaders to take up the cause of cleanliness as a mass movement.

05:25:01 on 22 Jan

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After Twitter, Google has vowed to bring more transparency in political ads on its platform ahead of general elections in the country, saying it will provide details of advertisers. In a statement, Google said its updated election ads policy for India requires advertisers seeking to run poll ads to provide a ''pre-certificate'' issued by the ECI.

05:10:01 on 22 Jan

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The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) World Economic Outlook Update released by chief economist Gita Gopinath on Monday said that India's economy is expected to grow by 7.5 per cent in the 2019-20 fiscal year, keeping an upward trajectory as the rest of the world slumps. India will continue to be the world's fastest growing major economy, the report said.

04:55:01 on 22 Jan

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Beauty retailer Nykaa, who has been doling out ranges of makeup and nail paints under their own brand name till now, just stepped into the skincare category with the launch of their new range of masks. Whether you’re looking for skin-soothing, pimple-zapping or glow-inducing formulas, this new guard of face masks have everything you need at a very affordable price.

04:30:39 on 22 Jan

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After a cyber expert claimed in London that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged by hacking the EVMs, clamour has been rising in the country with many Opposition leaders asking the ECI to revert to the system of ballot paper. The demand has come amid strong rebuttal by the election commission of the EVM hacking claim by US-based cyber expert Syed Shuja.

04:26:11 on 22 Jan

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The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Here are some of the pressing issues heading into Tuesday's nomination.

04:21:23 on 22 Jan

Accusing the UPA regime of handing out unsecured loans, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said fugitives Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya will be brought back just like Christian Michel. Mr Javadekar said the government will recover every penny that has been looted and will attach their properties in India and abroad.

04:11:21 on 22 Jan

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Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 7 earlier this month under its new sub-brand ‘Redmi’. Redmi Note 7 comes with features like a 48-megapixel camera, gradient colour design and Snapdragon 660 processor. The smartphone is now going through some crazy and funny durability tests. The durability test is conducted by Redmi’s CEO where he tapes the phone to each side of a skateboard.

04:07:08 on 22 Jan

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The Assam Cabinet has approved 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections of the general category in government jobs and education. The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Monday night also approved the guidelines for disbursement of Rs 5,000 each to five lakh farmers of the state under the Mukhya Mantri Krishi Sa Sajuli Yozana.

04:04:17 on 22 Jan

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India’s first multiregional culture festival ARTH is about to start. The three-day festival that celebrates India’s heritage and culture will take place from February 8 and will continue till February 10. To be held at IGNCA in Delhi, it will witness the participation of more than 250 writers, scholars, artisans and artists from India and abroad.

03:57:05 on 22 Jan

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Shah Rukh Khan has a huge fan base all around the world and there's no denying that. From people waiting for hours outside Mannat to get a glimpse of the star to fans naming a crater after him on the moon, SRK's well-wishers have done crazy things for him. But would you have guessed that the Badshah of Bollywood also has a shrine dedicated to him in Munnar, Kerala?

03:52:22 on 22 Jan

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Facing criticism from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over corruption in Rafale deal, Narendra Modi used the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas inaugural session to hit back at the Congress party for the corruption under its rule, and said that his government has over the last four-and-half years saved funds to the tune of Rs 4.91 lakh crore, which was siphoned off in the past.

03:45:32 on 22 Jan

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Addressing a rally in West Bengal’s Malda, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections will not only determine the future of India but is also important for West Bengal. The elections will determine whether the current Trinamool Congress government which is killing democracy, will remain in Bengal or will be uprooted.

03:39:41 on 22 Jan

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday refused to specify a date for hearing a slew of review petitions filed against the September 28 judgment of the Supreme Court revoking the bar on women of menstrual age from entering the Sabarimala temple to worship. A five-judge Bench led by the Chief Justice was scheduled to hear the review petitions on Tuesday.

03:36:07 on 22 Jan

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It does not matter if you are on Facebook or not - or have just deleted your social media presence. Your friends are constantly leaking your privacy to others, reveals a significant study. The researchers from the Univ of Vermont in the US and University of Adelaide in Australia found that if a person leaves a social media platform even without any of that person's data.

03:25:41 on 22 Jan

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A Delhi court will decide next week if former Union Minister MJ Akbar's defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani merits a trial and whether she should be summoned as an accused. Under the law, defamation carries a sentence of two-year jail term or fine or both. In case of a negative decision on January 29, Mr Akbar can appeal in a higher court.

03:21:40 on 22 Jan

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The government will be auctioning about 1,900 gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the funds raised will be used for the project to clean river Ganga, according to a statement. The items that would be auctioned include paintings, sculptures, shawls, pagris, jackets and traditional musical instruments from across the country.

03:16:57 on 22 Jan

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South Korea retained the global crown in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, though improvements by Germany in research and education brought Europe’s largest economy to near-parity in the annual ranking.

The U.S. moved up to eighth place, a year after cracks in education scores pushed it out of the top 10 for the first time.

03:10:25 on 22 Jan

The new-age fashionista on the block, Janhvi Kapoor, is known for experimenting with her sartorial choices often. She's lived up to her fashionista reputation with her latest magazine cover shoot for Cosmopolitan India. But shockingly, this chic little dress on Janhvi did not go down well with the fashion critics.

03:04:13 on 22 Jan

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Was it a publicity gimmick in the face of disaster? Going by the latest stats, a part of the public gesture during the 2018 Kerala floods was nothing more than a bid to hog the limelight in the face of adversity. Contribution to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), worth Rs 3.26 crore through cheques and demand drafts were dishonoured by banks.

03:02:23 on 22 Jan

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India is in touch with Russian authorities following reports that some Indians were affected in a deadly blaze on two cargo ships in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait, officials said on Tuesday. According to the Russian Maritime Agency overseeing the rescue operations, at least 10 sailors died in the incident on Monday while 12 were rescued and nine are still missing.

03:00:23 on 22 Jan

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BJP will kickstart its campaign in West Bengal for national elections with a public meeting by party chief Amit Shah in Malda on Wednesday, three days after Mamata Banerjee's mega rally featuring opposition leaders from across the country. Malda, a border district in north Bengal, was a Congress stronghold for decades.

02:49:52 on 22 Jan

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Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone, expected to be called the Galaxy Flex, Galaxy Fold, or Galaxy F, has been making rounds of the rumour mill for quite some time. A new report surrounding the upcoming smartphone suggests that it will cost somewhere around EUR 2,000, which falls in the same ballpark as the pricing indicated by previous leaks.

02:47:00 on 22 Jan

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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday, 22 January, launched an attack on the Congress, alleging that the ‘EVM hackathon’ event in London, on Monday, was sponsored by the the party. He also raised questions about the presence of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal at the event.

02:41:04 on 22 Jan

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The Andhra Pradesh government has announced it will give only five per cent reservation to the EWS under the Centre's 10 per cent quota, setting aside the rest to the upper caste Kapus. TDP, ahead of the 2014 elections, promised to include the Kapu community in the backward classes list and extend five per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions.

02:38:56 on 22 Jan

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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says Monday's controversial press conference on electronic voting machines (EVMs), held in London, was sponsored by the Congress and designed to defame Indian democracy. Syed Shuja, a US-based cyber expert, told the conference via Skype that the 2014 general election was rigged.

02:34:01 on 22 Jan

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US President Donald Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims since taking office, according to a media report. The report came a day after Trump completed two years in office on Sunday. The president averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year in office. But he hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year, almost triple the pace.

01:57:01 on 22 Jan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the 2019 edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the Indian diaspora conclave, in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi today. At least 5,000 delegates from Indian overseas are expected to participate. After the convention ends on Jan 23, participants will visit Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela on January 24.

01:40:01 on 22 Jan

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A trending challenge or a Facebook scam?

The trending 10 year challenge widely accepted and done by celebrities may be a ploy to train a facial recognition algorithm program by Facebook says, Katie O Neil. People with social consciousness who participated in the challenge posted a picture of the environment trying to educate people about climate change and its impact.

01:34:32 on 22 Jan

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PM Narendra Modi targetted the Congress using a famous remark made by Rajiv Gandhi in 1985 that only 15 paise of every rupee meant for the welfare of downtrodden reaches them. Without naming the former PM, Modi referred to Rajiv Gandhi's comment that only 15 paise of a rupee reaches the masses and said the Congress government had done nothing to stop the leakage.

01:33:11 on 22 Jan

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India's fast-rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was Tuesday named the International Cricket Council's Emerging Player of the Year in the world body's annual awards. The 21-year-old Pant was picked by the ICC's voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018. He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England.

01:10:01 on 22 Jan

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The Supreme Court said it would take an “in-chamber” decision on listing of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35-A, which provides special rights to permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir. The petition filed by an NGO claims that Article 35A is illegal and that it was added to the Constitution without being brought before Parliament.

12:57:01 on 22 Jan

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A researcher who claimed to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, as authorities confirmed that a second woman fell pregnant during the experiment. He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last year after announcing he had successfully altered the genes of twin girls born to prevent them from contracting HIV.

12:48:02 on 22 Jan

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It was rumoured that Kareena Kapoor Khan is looking forward to a prospective future in politics and the actress could be seen representing a national party soon. Denying all such reports, Kareena said that, "I have not been approached for this whatsoever. My focus is and only will be movies." It was reported that apparently, Congress leaders are trying to pitch in Kareena.

12:45:08 on 22 Jan

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Heavy rain along with hailstorms caused a sharp dip in temperature in parts of Delhi and its neighbouring areas today. The minimum temperature settled at five notches above normal. Traffic slowed down across the city and visibility was low because of the darkened skies. The sky will remain generally cloudy throughout the day with chances of light rain or thundershowers.

12:12:19 on 22 Jan

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Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi warning him against alleged indoctrination by ISIS in madrasas. “If madrasas are not shut down, the ISIS influence will grow and in 15 years more than half the Muslims in the country will be influenced by their ideology”, Rizvi warned in his letter.

12:01:17 on 22 Jan

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The Aam Aadmi Party rejected a self-proclaimed cyber expert’s claim that the party had contacted him to show how electronic voting machines could be hacked. Syed Shuja claimed that major political parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress, Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Aam Aadmi Party, were involved in the rigging of voting machines.

11:51:22 on 22 Jan

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It was only matter of time when the Gully Boy filmmakers unleashed the fire that's the core of the story about Asli Hip-Hop. Composed by DIVINE, Naezy and Sez on the beat, the new track 'Mere Gully Mein' lets the energy of prose wash over you. The lyrics give a glimpse into how the day-to-day life in the alleys of the Maximum City unfolds.

11:35:50 on 22 Jan

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Days after a woman lodged a police complaint against a Pakistan High Commission official for allegedly touching her inappropriately at a market, New Delhi has complained to Islamabad about two Indian diplomats being threatened of retaliatory complaints by Pakistani security personnel. The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has sent a “note verbale” detailing the incident.

11:32:01 on 22 Jan

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Nationalist Congress Party or NCP leader Dhananjay Munde has demanded a probe either by the R&AW or a Supreme Court judge into the death of his uncle and former union minister Gopinath Munde after a cyber expert claimed that the BJP leader was "killed" as he was aware of hacking of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

11:27:53 on 22 Jan

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Secret of Shivakumara Swami’s Long Life

He started with 500 children at his mutt. Today, seven lakh-plus students who studied there are doctors, lawyers and engineers. That was what Shivakumara Swami had dedicated his life to - the education of the poor and the marginalised. There was no bar based on caste, creed or religion. He earned the sobriquet of 'Nadedaduva Devaru' or 'Walking God' for his works.

11:24:26 on 22 Jan

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An Indian “cyber expert”, claiming to be under political asylum in the US, claimed that the 2014 general election was "rigged" through the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), which, he says, can be hacked. The ‘expert’ made a number of serious claims, the credibility of which is highly questionable. The EC, responding to the claims, said that the machines are foolproof.

11:21:53 on 22 Jan

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Virat Kohli has been named the captain of International Cricket Council's Test and ODI teams of the year following a remarkable 2018 as batsman and skipper. The awards, which honour performances during a calendar year, saw captain Kohli walk into both sides which were selected by the ICC Voting Academy comprising former players, members of the media and broadcasters.

11:15:02 on 22 Jan

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For those really determined to socialise while they Om, to try AcroYoga, which has a lot of two-person holds, being halfway between yoga and acrobatics. It looks very elegant and almost circus-impressive. It’s not for yoga purists, as the postures themselves take second place to the balancing. It’s not for people who prefer hot yoga, as it’s not hot.

11:10:50 on 22 Jan

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Interim CBI director Nageswara Rao has transferred at least 20 officers, including the those investigating the 2G scam case and the incident of police firing on protesters against a Sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu. Rao’s appointment as interim director has been challenged by lawyer Prashant Bhushan in the Supreme Court. The plea will now be heard on January 24.

11:03:43 on 22 Jan

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Eating at a restaurant is no longer an occasional event for the millennials. The popularity of food delivery apps is a testament to this. With their hectic schedules and lifestyles, an increasing number of Indians turn to Swiggy or Zomato for their everyday meals. But are millennials ignoring the latte factor, which refers to unconscious overspending on routine things.

10:59:06 on 22 Jan

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A fishing boat that could contain more than 100 Indian migrants may be heading to New Zealand, Indian police said on Monday. The boat, which is carrying people from New Delhi, the Indian capital, and Tamil Nadu, left Munambam harbour in Kerala on January 12. Estimates of the number of people on board vary between 100 and 200, including women and children.

10:55:06 on 22 Jan

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Two ships carrying Indian, Turkish and Libyan crew members have caught fire in the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from Russia, killing at least 11 persons, media reports said on Tuesday. The fire broke out on Monday off Russia's territorial waters. Both vessels were flying Tanzanian flags. The fire broke out as the two ships were transferring fuel from one to the other.

10:48:53 on 22 Jan

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For centuries now, we have witnessed the movement created by music and there is no doubt in saying that music brings people together. With Republic Day around the corner, songs have the ability to instil the patriotic fervour in us. From A R Rahman's Maa Tujhe Salaam to Arijit Singh's Ae Watan in Raazi, these songs give us the feeling of pride for the country.

10:46:11 on 22 Jan

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The influx of thousands of refugees is not the only concern for India as far as the decades-old civil war in Myanmar is concerned. The war is actually coming closer home. The civil war between Arakan Army, the Rakhine-based insurgent group, and the Myanmar Army, understood to be almost over, is still simmering intermittently and has come very close to India.

10:08:16 on 22 Jan

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There is good news for Kerala expats travelling frequently. Soon, they will be able to fly from the country to any global destination at discounted rates. Norka-Roots, a public sector undertaking of the Non-Resident Keralites (NRK) Affairs Department, has entered into negotiations in this regard with major air carriers, including Emirates, Kuwait Airways, and others.

10:03:56 on 22 Jan

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the formation of an expert committee within three weeks for the preparation of an action plan to cleanse the Periyar river and Kuzhikkadnom creek from effluents and pollutants. The order has been issued on a petition filed by Green Action Force and Jana Jagrata. The remediation work will have to be either undertaken by the state,

09:46:54 on 22 Jan

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A case of non-cognisable offence has been registered against controversial Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi at Versova police station in Mumbai after he allegedly used profanity and abusive language against a car dealer over a financial dispute and also threatened to kill him. As per the police, further investigation into the matter is underway.

09:10:02 on 22 Jan

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The SC favoured widening of judicial scrutiny of a case pertaining to use of cheat device in diesel cars to flout emission norms in vehicles made by German automaker Volkswagen by bringing other auto majors under the scanner. The bench said the NGT may consider whether the scope of the emission-related case, involving Volkswagen, could be expanded to other carmakers also.

08:57:01 on 22 Jan

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Kareena Kapoor Khan is the epitome of beauty and every single time the actress steps out, she makes sure to turn heads with her every outing. While the actress is not on social media handle, she is everywhere. She knows how to do fashion and she does it well, her latest de-glammed avatar is proof enough. The actress can effortlessly rock the two looks, check out.

08:40:01 on 22 Jan

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Trouble in BJP over Sabarimala protest

Trouble is brewing within the BJP over its Sabarimala agitation and its decision to boycott channel discussions. V Muraleedharan, MP and former state president, and K Surendran, state general secretary, made their disagreements amply clear by staying away from the party’s function when former state president P K Krishnadas called off his relay fast on the Sabarimala issue.

08:25:02 on 22 Jan

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The Karnataka government has submitted the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the proposed Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir cum Drinking Water Project to the Central Water Commission (CWC). On the basis of the note prepared by CWC and deliberations during the meeting of the Advisory Committee, a decision on acceptance of the project will be taken.

08:10:02 on 22 Jan

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Refuting allegations that "special treatment" was accorded to her in the Parappana Agrahara central prison at Bengaluru, an advocate representing ousted AIADMK leader VK Sasikala on Monday said no prison rules were violated. "Sasikala has not violated any rules of the Karnataka prisons manual anytime. The allegations are all wrong," said Advocate A Ashokan.

07:57:01 on 22 Jan

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Installation of renewable solar energy in residential sectors in Telangana has failed completely. Just 20% of the targeted 175 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2022, has been achieved so far. The Centre for Science analysed the power deficit and found a major slowdown in the sector in 2018. Abrupt policy changes in this emerging sector is adding to the problem.

07:25:01 on 22 Jan

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In what can be perceived as another feather in the cap for Southern Railway, non-premium trains operated by it are maintained the best, among 17 railway zones in the country, according to a recent survey. Southern Railway has been ranked first in all the 17 railway zones in the non-premium train category, with a score of 736 out of a total of 1000.

07:10:01 on 22 Jan

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President Ram Nath Kovind will confer the national awards to 26 shortlisted children at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Women and Child Development Ministry said. This year's award function was mired in controversy after the government dissociated itself from the NGO Indian Council for Child Welfare that has been organising the award since 1957 over financial embezzlement.

06:57:01 on 22 Jan

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Samsung is all set to launch their latest flagship smartphones in the market. This time Samsung will be launching not two, but three models in the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup. The features are still not confirmed, but one feature has stood out quite well in a lot of rumours - the in-display fingerprint sensor. The top-spec model of the Galaxy S10+ will get a ceramic back.

06:45:16 on 22 Jan

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The Gujarat couple who designed a Rafale themed wedding invitation has earned praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Their wedding invitation card has a footer saying the only gift they expect for the wedding is their guests' vote for the BJP in the upcoming elections and a monetary contribution for the saffron cause on the party app.

06:37:39 on 22 Jan

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Rice: Pinarayi writes to TN CM

CM Pinarayi Vijayan has written to his Tamil Nadu counterpart Edappadi Palaniswami seeking steps to prevent rice, damaged in the recent floods, coming back to the market. In his letter, based on media reports, Pinarayi said the state Civil Supplies Corporation had taken measures to prevent the use of damaged rice. The damaged rice was given to Syrus Traders in Ernakulam.

06:34:52 on 22 Jan

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A scheme introducing nursery classes in State-run schools was launched by CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami. The classes would be conducted jointly by the School Education Department and the Social Welfare Department in all 32 districts. The scheme, with Montessori education as the basis, is expected to benefit about 52,900 children in 2,381 Anganwadi centres.

06:22:26 on 22 Jan

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A new advertisement from shaving giant Gillette was meant to be a rallying cry for men to shun toxic masculinity and bullying, and support survivors of the MeToo movement. Some are criticising for its supposed attack on masculinity, while others say the brand is using social commentary to boost sales. Many are also praising Gillette for spreading a positive message.

05:25:01 on 22 Jan

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