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The Amazon rainforest almost never burns on its own – thanks to the torrential rains, but not anymore. The world’s largest tropical forest has been burning for the last two weeks at an alarming rate. Satellite data, released by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, shows an 84 percent increase in forest fire as compared to the same time period in 2018.

03:10:20 on 22 Aug

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After a dramatic sequence of events through the evening that catapulted into the arrest of former Finance Minister Chidambaram by the CBI, the senior Cong leader spent an almost sleepless night at the agency headquarters. He was first offered food by the CBI, which he refused, following which the crucial questioning began -- the list had 20 questions related to the case.

02:56:36 on 22 Aug

The trailer of Sudeep’s most-anticipated film, Pailwaan, was released on Thursday. The 45-year-old movie star has undergone a significant body transformation to play the role of a professional fighter. According to the the trailer, the film follows the journey of a wrestler who aspires to leave his mark in the world of boxing.

02:48:28 on 22 Aug

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Every now and then, social media users fall victim to a hoax announcement trying to warn them about potential data theft, a deep-rooted conspiracy against privacy, and whatnot. While a badly-written, allegedly official notice is easy to spot, many users still fall for it and create a chain that ensnares more people. Instagram is the latest platform to witness it (again).

02:41:33 on 22 Aug

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The history of first-degree family members with diabetes is linked to increased bone mineral density (BMD) as well as to insulin resistance, suggests a study. The study was published in -- Menopause -- the journal of NAMS. This study shows an association between a family history of diabetes and increased bone density in postmenopausal women.

02:27:01 on 22 Aug

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Former union minister P Chidambaram spent the night at CBI headquarters after a dramatic arrest late on Wednesday from his house in south Delhi by officials who even climbed a wall in their attempts to get to him. P Chidambaram is accused of facilitating foreign investment into a television company, INX Media, in 2007, when he was the Finance Minister

02:19:43 on 22 Aug

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Days after Kangana Ranaut created a stir by stepping out in a cotton sari from Kolkata priced at Rs 600, the actor has once again taken it upon herself to encourage local weavers as she recently stepped out wearing a blush pink kurta and salwar set with intricate gota embroidery. And, much like last time, the attire was sourced locally from stores in Jaipur.

02:12:01 on 22 Aug

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Considering that Kareena Kapoor Khan and Malaika Arora are avid lovers of yoga and Pilates, you’ll mostly spot them in compression sports bras that are best suited for low- and medium-impact activities. Deepika Padukone prefers well-fitted, full coverage options that offer a lot of support, whereas Janhvi Kapoor is more experimental with her choices.

01:53:49 on 22 Aug

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Union Minister of State for Home, G Kishan Reddy, told ANI: "Law will take its own course, the court takes decisions as per law. The party and the government have no role in it. It's the court, not the government that decides where to put the people who indulge in corruption."The opposition Congress walked out from the HP Assembly, protesting the arrest of Chidambaram .

01:48:00 on 22 Aug

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday said the newly-appointed ministers will be allocated portfolios in a couple of days. "It will be done by tomorrow or the day after," he told reporters in response to a question about portfolio allocation to new ministers. CM had been running a "one-man cabinet" that had drawn flak from the opposition Congress and JD(S).

01:39:52 on 22 Aug

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For office goers, alarm clocks are probably the greatest adversaries. The everyday tussle is real, as is the need to squeeze those additional minutes of sleep. Showing up for work in a woozy state, yawning intermittently, pumping in caffeine to get through the day and getting stressed about doing it all over again, are signs the body is in much need of a reboot.

01:30:38 on 22 Aug

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Water level of river Yamuna that crossed danger mark earlier this week has receded, averting the danger of flood in Delhi for now. On Thursday, the level of water in the river was recorded at 204.95 metres, 0.38 metres below the danger level mark of 205.33 metres, news agency ANI reported. The water level had started receding on Wednesday and came down to 206.50 metres.

01:19:36 on 22 Aug

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Betting big on the online grocery space, Amazon India has announced the launch of Amazon Fresh store on for select pin-codes in Bengaluru. The Amazon Fresh store will serve a complete grocery experience with 2-hour delivery slots powered by Prime Now from 6 AM to midnight on With this service, Amazon will be directly taking on Big Basket.

01:12:44 on 22 Aug

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SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said that in order to fight the current government, one needs to win the fight on ‘papers’ first. “This is battle of papers and it should be fought. If the government is after you, they have all the powers. The police, army and all the departments are under the government. You can fight government only if you are strong with paperwork," he said.

01:06:54 on 22 Aug

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Diabetes is a condition that affects the body’s ability to process blood sugar, and if not kept under control can lead to an increased risk of stroke and/or a heart attack. A person is said to be diabetic when their blood sugar is excessively high and the insulin hormone produced in the pancreas — that breaks down the glucose — is either not made by body or utilised well.

12:51:00 on 22 Aug

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A year and three months after 23-year-old Kevin Joseph’s dead body was found floating in the Chaliyekkara canal in Kollam, ten accused in the case have been found guilty of murdering him. Kevin, a Dalit Christian man, was abducted on May 26, 2018 by Shanu Chacko, the brother of his wife Neenu. Kevin was found dead two days later on May 28.

12:45:46 on 22 Aug

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At the press conference, Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala accused the CBI and ED officials who arrested P Chidambaram of trying to please their political masters. He said that the hurry in which the officials arrested the former finance and home minister in the night was evidence of the agency officials trying to please the government in power.

12:38:40 on 22 Aug

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Congress spokesperson Surjewala said that the former finance and home minister was arrested for an allegation made against him in 2007, after a dozen of years in 2019. He also stated that officials of the company which was involved in the case were not arrested. "A seasoned man with 40 years' dedication to public was arrested on the statement of a jailed woman," he said.

12:31:20 on 22 Aug

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While addressing the media, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "it is nothing but a personal and political vendetta by the Modi government. With a sinking economy spiralling out of their control, we now see the depts to which the desperate government will stoop to divert attention."

12:25:13 on 22 Aug

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Speaking to reporters on Chidambaram's arrest, son Karti Chidambaram said, “First and foremost we are being targeted. There is no legal requirement for my father to be available to anybody…My father is a vehement, vocal and articulate critic of this government. The case has no legal basis.” He also denied having any association with Peter and Indrani Mukerjea.

12:20:31 on 22 Aug

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The Railway Board ordered trains and railway stations to follow the rules given by the Plastic Management. Last year in March, the Railway Board convinced to create awareness to stop the usage of plastic in trains and railway stations. Following this, awareness has been conducted.

12:06:31 on 22 Aug

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Thushar Vellapally, the BJP ally who contested against Rahul Gandhi from Kerala's Wayanad in the national election earlier this year, was arrested near Dubai on Tuesday, in a case of alleged cheating. "He has been trapped," sources close to him said. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written to Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar seeking his intervention.

11:56:46 on 22 Aug

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Actor Manju Warrier and the rest of the cast and crew of Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s new film Kayattam, who were stranded in Himachal Pradesh for almost six days following heavy rains and landslides, have safely returned to Manali on Wednesday night. The Malayalam actor took to Facebook to inform her fans that they are “very happy and relieved” that the entire team is safe.

11:43:01 on 22 Aug

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Rat meat sales skyrocketing in Kumbakonam

In Thanjavur, after the cross cultivation, due to the lack of rain the cultivation of samba was stopped. The crop fields were left bare, where rat population was increasing. Farmers started selling the rats for meat on the streets as a form of alternative employment. Fascinatingly, the people are purchasing them with great interest.

11:34:31 on 22 Aug

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Tollywood superstar Chiranjeevi turned 64 today. And, it feels like he is just getting started. After a decade-long sabbatical from acting, he made a comeback to the big screen in 2016 with Khaidi No. 150. He seemed to have never aged a day in the movie, which became a huge hit at the box office.

11:23:18 on 22 Aug

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Indrani Mukherjea and her husband Peter Mukherjea, who owned INX Media had claimed in their statement to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that when they met P Chidambaram (then a finance minister) in his North Block office in 2006, he asked them to meet his son - Karti - and suggested that they help him in his business.

11:06:29 on 22 Aug

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Hours after dramatic arrest of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, a video that was in wide circulation showed him at the opening of the very building where he was kept in custody last night - the CBI headquarters in central Delhi. On June 30, 2011, Mr Chidambaram, the Home Minister at the time, was a special guest as then PM Manmohan Singh inaugurated the new complex.

10:50:40 on 22 Aug

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An astrologer was beaten up by a women’s group in Bengaluru’s Hanumanthanagar on Tuesday after they found out that he was cheating women by telling them stories and convincing them that he was their husband in previous births. He had also cheated a woman by taking a loan of Rs 40 lakh in her name. This, even though he was already married with a child.

10:33:15 on 22 Aug

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Mission Mangal is on a roll at the box office in India. After becoming Akshay Kumar's biggest-ever opener (with earnings of Rs 97.56 crore in its four-day extended weekend), the film continues its phenomenal run. If early estimates are anything to go by, Mission Mangal raked in around Rs 7 crore on Wednesday, taking its total collection so far to Rs 121.39 crore.

10:21:34 on 22 Aug

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As PM Modi lands in Paris on Thursday, he will head straight to the Château de Chantilly for a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, four days before the G-7 summit. The meeting between Modi and Macron takes place days after French diplomats played a key role in favour of India at the UNSC meeting, where China had raised the issue of J&K.

10:08:43 on 22 Aug

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In a heart-wrenching video that has emerged online, a group of men from Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district are seen lowering the body of a dead person from atop a bridge. The body was placed on a stretcher and precariously lowered to the ground from the top of the bridge. Garlands that were draped on the body fell to the ground as the bier was slowly lowered.

09:59:59 on 22 Aug

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Dalit leader Chandrashekhar Azad and 90 others were arrested last evening after a massive protest in Delhi against the demolition of a temple in the city dedicated to the 16th century mystic poet-saint Ravidas. Violent protesters damaged several vehicles and two motorcycles were set on fire, according to the police. 15 police personnel have been injured.

09:49:57 on 22 Aug

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P Chidambaram spent the night at CBI headquarters after a dramatic arrest late on Wednesday from his house in south Delhi by officials who even climbed a wall in their attempts to get to him. Mr Chidambaram was put up in "Lock-up suite 3" of the CBI building, which was inaugurated in 2011 in his presence; as Home Minister of the Congress-led government at the time.

09:37:15 on 22 Aug

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Post our travel sojourns, we always carry with us a memento so as to be lovingly bound to the place. But now, a seemingly-innocuous act has proven to be punishing for a French couple, who faces six years’ jail for taking with them some sand from a beach in Sardinia in Italy. The couple in question were shocked to learn that they had, in fact, committed a crime!

09:12:01 on 22 Aug

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Countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, ruing that the job against terrorist is being done only by the United States some 7,000 miles away. Trump said that other nations currently are making very less efforts against the terrorists in Afghanistan.

09:05:06 on 22 Aug

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These days, the star couple Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are making up for all the time they have spent apart, working on their careers. Anushka, who is on a short break from work, is now accompanying Virat at the West Indies tour. The couple often takes to Instagram to share their loved up pictures and this time it is Virat Kohli who shared a picture of them.

08:42:02 on 22 Aug

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After reports emerged that AICWA and Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) had banned singer Mika Singh since he performed at a wedding in Karachi, ANI has now reported that Mika has apologised for his actions. Claiming that the whole thing was not intentional, the singer at a recently held press meet offered his unconditional apology.

08:27:02 on 22 Aug

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Even as former Union Minister P Chidambaram was arrested by investigation agencies from his residence in Delhi's Jorbagh amid high drama on Wednesday night, his son Karti took to social media to claim that the developments were nothing more than "drama and spectacle" being enacted for the viewing pleasure of those affiliated to the ruling BJP.

08:12:02 on 22 Aug

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In a first, the state government has decided to appoint women as drivers in government departments and public sector undertakings, a post so far reserved for men. The decision was taken in the weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the city on Wednesday.

07:57:01 on 22 Aug

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No matter how much you strive to stay healthy, at some point or the other, the urge to indulge in junk food takes over. And when there’s no fast-food joint in sight, that packet of chips and glass of cola comes to your rescue. While the perils of eating packaged foods are known to one and all, a new global survey has revealed that they are the unhealthiest in India.

07:42:01 on 22 Aug

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Dunzo, one of India’s fastest growing hyperlocal delivery platforms, is introducing bicycles to its choice of delivery vehicles, opening up more earning opportunities. While hyperlocal delivery has been traditionally using two-wheelers to make drops, the implementation of bicycles is making a significant impact on the business and the environment.

07:27:01 on 22 Aug

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Virat Kohli hinted that India would go in with four bowlers for the first Test against West Indies in Antigua, but stressed that the team management was flexible about their combinations. "It's more or less a choice between three quicks and a spinner, or two quicks and two spinners," he said on the eve of the game.

07:12:02 on 22 Aug

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No unity among UT ministers: AIADMK

AIADMK legislature party leader A Anbazhagan on Wednesday said that there is no unity among the Puducherry ministers as they are not getting “commission” properly. Talking to news persons here, Anbazhagan said, the budget session of the territorial assembly should have commenced 15 days back and the finance bill passed by the end of this month.

06:57:01 on 22 Aug

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At the height of its popularity, the 1990s TV show “Baywatch” was bringing in 1.1 billion worldwide weekly viewers. It made Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra famous, revived (again) the career of David Hasselhoff and inspired a 2017 movie. Now the series can be handily retrieved on Amazon Prime and Hulu — in high definition.

06:42:02 on 22 Aug

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa are set to travel to Paris next month to receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force, government sources said Wednesday. They said top military brass of France, as well as senior officials of the Dassault Aviation, will also be present at the handing over ceremony.

06:27:01 on 22 Aug

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An intrepid wife of a jeweller foiled a robbery attempt in broad daylight by three armed robbers at her husband's shop in Vyalikaval on Wednesday, and forced them to beat a hasty retreat. The incident took place at Samrat Jewels when the shop owner Ashish Kumar and his wife Rakhi were present waiting for customers.

06:10:46 on 22 Aug

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Exercising and eating a balanced diet is essential to lead a healthy life. However, it is extremely important to keep a few things in mind while working out, including what you should eat right before engaging in some strenuous workouts. To help you make the right choices, we have made a list:

05:27:01 on 22 Aug

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Tiffany launches men’s jewellery range

Tiffany & Co. is launching its first comprehensive jewellery collection for men in October as it seeks to diversify its traditional customer base. The line announced Thursday is part of the Tiffany’s strategy to attract younger shoppers and pump up sales, which have been dampened by a decline in spending by tourists from China and elsewhere.

04:57:02 on 22 Aug

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In a study conducted across 15 states by 1,233 doctors, it was found that hypertension diagnosis can be off the mark with just one blood pressure test. With 24% people surveyed, it was found that hypertension was misdiagnosed in the first visit to the doctor. With the study, doctors suggest at least three blood pressure tests in an interval of two minutes, are required.

04:27:02 on 22 Aug

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We’re no strangers to the ill effects of air pollution. Fumes arising from cars and vehicles majorly contribute to the overall air pollution, which is increasing at an alarming rate. And now, a recent study indicates that this can have drastic effects on our eye health. That is, air pollution makes us prone to developing a degenerative eye disease.

03:57:01 on 22 Aug

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There are two types of people in this world: Those who must read the menu online before visiting a restaurant and those who choose to wait until their ass is in the dining room seat to see what that place is serving. It’s with great sadness that I say my boyfriend, an otherwise great person, is the former: He’s a menu-peeper.

03:26:01 on 22 Aug

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If there’s one thing most hairstylists agree on, it’s that a cold rinse at the end of the shower can do wonders for your hair. We spoke to celebrity hairstylist Florian Hurel, who tends to the tresses of Deepika Padukone and Anushka Sharma, about why you might want to brave it for the last few minutes.

02:56:02 on 22 Aug

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Have a sweet tooth? Looking for delicious baking options for an upcoming party? There's nothing that pretty looking cupcakes can't fix. And if you call yourself a passionate baker, then you will agree when we say that baking cupcakes is immensely satisfying. We have listed down seven cupcake moulds that will make the whole process a hassle free affair.

02:27:02 on 22 Aug

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Ever wondered why health care professionals around you ask you to focus on nail hygiene or trim your child’s nail from time to time? The reason is simple. Long and unkempt nails can potentially cause a number of health problems like infections (such as pinworms), injuries, internal diseases, nail fungus and structural problems like ingrown toe-nails.

01:57:01 on 22 Aug

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With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a glacier. Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson pronounced the Okjokull glacier extinct about a decade ago.

01:27:01 on 22 Aug

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People who cheat on their spouses are significantly more likely to engage in misconduct in the workplace, a study said. The researchers from the US looked at the records of police officers, financial advisers, white-collar criminals and senior executives who used the Ashley Madison marital infidelity website.

12:57:02 on 22 Aug

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How your food can influence your mood

Everyone emphasises on the need to eat healthy to stay healthy. Sure, a well-balanced diet can keep a lot of diseases at bay. But, have you wondered that our food choices can also trigger happiness? A new study suggests that what we choose to eat influences our emotional being too.

12:27:02 on 22 Aug

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A Definitive Style Guide for Your Big Day

Nude and pastels are always soothing to eyes and blend perfectly with any type of attire one opts for. Currently, the designers have launched their Winter 2019 bridal collections and all we can say is that they are all crushing over subtle colours and bright looks. Adding to the list are floral prints, which indeed are evergreen.

11:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Do you feel the urge to scratch your breasts? While it’s quite normal to feel the need to scratch most of the time, there are times when itchiness in breasts could probably be an underlying symptom of something bigger. It's very common to get itchy breasts, as the skin here is sensitive, and breasts are exposed to a variety of potential triggers.

11:27:02 on 21 Aug

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Art communicates that which is socio-political, just as it entertains. You know the eyesight of judges and lawyers can be myopic – the results of long hours in book-line chambers, which does not allow the sunlight to filter in contributes to this myopia. But by harnessing the power of imagination, art allows us to see the unseen and hear the unspoken.

10:57:02 on 21 Aug

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Senior Congress leader and former Home Minister P Chidambaram was arrested on Wednesday hours after the Supreme Court posted for hearing on Friday his petition seeking a stay on the Delhi High Court order dismissing his anticipatory bail petitions in the INX Media case. Earlier today, the SC listed Chidambaram’s bail plea, seeking protection from arrest, for Friday.

10:55:18 on 21 Aug

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I think every woman has faced lingerie issues, not once but many times in life. Actually TBH, half the time we are confused about which lingerie fits perfectly with which dress. Lingerie is a woman’s best friend, one who knows us in and out, and quite literally so. So, this is an appreciation post for all the lingerie I have loved before and will always do.

10:42:01 on 21 Aug

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On 18 August, former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda held a show of strength at his turf, Rohtak. In the rally, he criticised the Congress on the stand it took against Prime Minister Modi’s move to scrap J&K’s special status. In the past two decades, there are three major Congress satraps whose rebellion devastated the party in their respective states.

10:27:02 on 21 Aug

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The 3.5mm headphone jack, a standard feature on mobile phones for years, is gradually getting phased out. Apple was one of the first to remove the jack with iPhone X in 2017. Two years since iPhone X launch, Samsung finally removed 3.5mm headphone jack in one of its biggest phones – Galaxy Note 10.

10:12:01 on 21 Aug

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What is the way forward in Jammu and Kashmir? The question may look strange, funny or even cruel at this point in history. With the entire country, well almost, in the throes of celebration of what it believes is the ‘final solution’ to the Kashmir problem, do we need to think of any other way forward?

09:57:02 on 21 Aug

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The lingo traces its roots to the British Raj, while there is also a possibility of predating British rule. For, there are no official records of the language’s origin, says Padmapriya Bhaskaran, a historian from Chennai. It is not Tamil alone, but a mix of Urdu, Telugu and even English.

09:42:02 on 21 Aug

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While we’ve been conditioned to believe that a monthly period is a sign of good health, women actually have a choice to give up on menstruation. We meet some Indian women who’ve made that choice. r Research over the last few years has surfaced and told us that menstruating can be a choice, and that "period suppression" is a very valid option.

09:27:02 on 21 Aug

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It’s no secret that our diet is filled with way too much added sugar, and it’s not doing us any favors. It’s linked to high rates of weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. And it’s not that people simply choose to eat heaps of sugar all the time, it’s actually pretty tough to stay away from it.

09:12:01 on 21 Aug

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Competition law is struggling to come to grips with the internet. Web platforms have an incentive to pursue growth over profits. Some internet platforms have grown to the point where they are fast becoming (if they are not already) part of the critical infrastructure of the internet.

08:57:02 on 21 Aug

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Many questions have been raised about the efficiency of the Uber app, systems in place, and the regulatory vacuum that these aggregator cabs operate in, but they remain widely used and yet, there is no data on the number of incidents faced by passengers in these cabs, or what happens to the cases that women actually do put up on social media.

08:42:01 on 21 Aug

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They may look cold and aloof at times; but with their khaki uniforms off, they are just like you and me, they feel pain, show sympathy, and yes, they do go that extra mile to touch someone’s life. Here, the ‘someone’ is a ganja peddler. Ah! not anymore. He has now become a hawker and sells a white-coloured powdery substance.

08:27:01 on 21 Aug

Realme 5 Pro vs Redmi K20: A comparison

Realme might be just one year old in the market, but that has not stopped the brand from launching the latest features at various price points. The latest trend that Realme has joined is the quad-camera setup with two new phones– Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. Both come with four cameras at the back with depth sensor, a macro sensor for closeup shots and an ultra-wide sensor.

08:12:02 on 21 Aug

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On Tuesday, Pakistan decided to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the recent revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by India. Firdous Ashiq Awan, the information assistant to the Pakistan Prime Minister, said that the case will be filed based on the “human rights violations” in Kashmir.

08:04:35 on 21 Aug

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Apple’s latest iOS 12.4 update has unpatched a previous vulnerability leaving iPhones open for jailbreak, according to reports. A public jailbreak for iOS 12.4 has also been posted on Github by security researcher Pwn20wnd, according to MotherBoard, which first reported the issue. Users have managed to jailbreak their iPhones as well with this.

07:42:03 on 21 Aug

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Netflix does not want you to forget about the TV shows you showed interest in at some point in the not too distant past. The most popular streaming service globally is updating the Netflix app for smart TVs, to now have a “Latest” section. This will include all the trailers for upcoming shows and movies.

07:27:02 on 21 Aug

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The ED's money laundering probe against former finance minister P Chidambaram has been enlarged as it suspects his role in granting alleged illegal FIPB clearances to at least four more business deals, apart from INX Media and Aircel-Maxis, and receiving multi-crore kickbacks through multiple shell firms, official sources said on Wednesday.

07:16:11 on 21 Aug

The toll in the recent rain-related incidents in Kerala climbed to 125 with the recovery of two more bodies on August 21, even as the search is continuing for the 17 still missing in the landslide-hit northern districts of Malappuram and Wayanad. There are 86 relief camps still functioning in the state with a total of 6,286 total inmates, a government update said.

06:56:47 on 21 Aug

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There is constant chopping and changing in India’s Test teams, and as the team prepares for the first match against WI, the focus is once again on Kohli and his two choice of the two spinners. For starters, what could work for Ashwin is the fact that his numbers against West Indies are outstanding and for all the numbers, the management will still stick with the offie.

06:46:55 on 21 Aug

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YouTube direct messaging service, not the most popular way to chat for a large number of users, is set to fade out soon. The Messages service is being pulled from Android, iOS, and the Web, Google announced in a support post on its site. But it's not clear why the Google-owned platform has decided to retire the feature.

06:34:07 on 21 Aug

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On Tuesday night, the makers revealed the official film title of the upcoming movie in the Bond series. Named No Time to Die, the Cary Fukunaga directorial will see Daniel Craig reprising the titular role for what seems to be the final time. With the new update, fans seem hungry for more information on the actioner. Here’s what we know about the spy thriller so far.

06:19:05 on 21 Aug

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Drawing inspiration from the human brain, scientists have developed a “four-legged seeing and hearing intelligent robodog.” In a statement, the Florida Atlantic University said ‘Astro’ could be called a result of combining “Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa with Boston Dynamic’s quadruped robots.”

06:10:21 on 21 Aug

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Former skipper Anil Kumble’s ability to boost confidence of the players makes him an ideal candidate for the role of chairman of selectors, said Virender Sehwag, who also advocated a hike in remuneration for the job. Never to mince his words, former opener Sehwag said the BCCI needs to pay more for heading the selectors’ committee.

05:58:11 on 21 Aug

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In the first teaser, SRK gets a call from an anonymous agency regarding a job which he thinks to be his most challenging role till date. "Aapko interrogator chahiye. Main hoon Naa," SRK says in his trademark style, adding, "Do you get the joke, yeah. Are main itna achcha actor hoon koi bhi role kar sakta hoon."

05:44:02 on 21 Aug

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Former union minister P Chidambaram, with investigating agencies on his trail, will not get any legal reprieve today with the Supreme Court refusing an urgent hearing on his request for anticipatory bail. The court will hear the petition on Friday. The Enforcement Directorate has put out a lookout circular for Mr Chidambaram.

05:27:09 on 21 Aug

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The Indian Railways has decided to enforce a ban on single-use plastic materials on its premises, including trains, with effect from October 2, 2019. A Railway Board communication said that Indian Railways was identified as a “Waste Generator” and had to take adequate preventive measures to follow Plastic Waste Management rules.

05:12:50 on 21 Aug

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The beneficiaries of National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste students for higher education is likely to increase from 2,000 to 4,000, sources at the Ministry of Social and Empowerment said. The ministry is also mulling to change the eligibility criteria for the same. Under the new system, fellowships will be awarded to SC based on their result in the NET exam.

04:54:01 on 21 Aug

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Actor Vivekh on Wednesday confirmed that he is a part of director Shankar’s Indian 2. He took to Twitter to share his excitement about having landed his maiden opportunity to work with multiple National-Award winner Kamal Haasan. Kamal and Vivekh also have one thing in common. Both the actors were nurtured by legendary filmmaker K Balachander.

04:41:38 on 21 Aug

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Kohli, who is one of the greatest batsmen of the current generation, has drawn comparisons with the West Indies great for his attacking style of play. Not just others but Richards himself has heaped praise on the Indian skipper many a times. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday posted a 15-second teaser of the "special interaction"

04:24:31 on 21 Aug

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Pakistani's Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari sent a letter to UNICEF, requesting the removal of actress Priyanka Chopra as its Goodwill Ambassador. Ms Chopra has publicly endorsed Indian government position on Kashmir and also supported the nuclear threat issued to Pakistan by the Indian Defence Minister.

04:13:20 on 21 Aug

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A batch of first-year medical students was allegedly forced to shave their heads by their seniors and “bow in reverence” to them in an alleged case of ragging at a university in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah district. Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences’ vice-chancellor Dr Raj Kumar said strong action will be taken against those involved in ragging the students.

03:57:29 on 21 Aug

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Bangladesh said on Tuesday that revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir is India’s internal matter and maintaining regional peace and stability should be a priority for all countries. Bangladesh’ reaction on the issue came a day after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited the country and held talks with the top leadership.

03:43:00 on 21 Aug

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What is the case against P Chidambaram?

The case is related to divesting of shares of INX Media to fund news channels and a 2007 decision by the finance ministry, then under P Chidambaram, who was considered the most powerful minister in the Manmohan Singh government. To many observers, Chidambaram wielded more influence in the Manmohan Singh cabinet than Pranab Mukherjee, who became the President in 2012.

03:29:27 on 21 Aug

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Amid the ongoing water crisis and declining ground-water levels in Tamil Nadu, the state administration has directed all the government, commercial, educational and residential complexes to set up state-approved rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures on their building premises within three months.

03:17:45 on 21 Aug

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Parle Products Pvt Ltd, a leading Indian biscuit maker, might lay off up to 10,000 workers as slowing economic growth and falling demand in the rural heartland could cause production cuts, a company executive said on Wednesday. A sharp drop in Parle’s biscuit sales means the company may have to slash production, which may result in layoffs.

02:53:28 on 21 Aug

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Gamescom 2019 is now upon us. Understandably, the world's biggest stage of gaming announcements have featured a whole list of hot titles dropping gameplay teasers, trailers and glimpses among us. While the trailers are all there to see, the opening night of the conference, gave a bunch of interesting talk points to discuss.

02:42:32 on 21 Aug

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New Zealand’s women’s cricket captain Amy Satterthwaite will take a break from the game as she is expecting her first child but won’t lose her contract or remuneration due to her Board’s new pregnancy leave policy. In a statement, Satterthwaite said she is expecting her first child with wife and teammate Lea Tahuhu in January next year.

02:31:32 on 21 Aug

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When Hedi Slimane was first announced as Celine’s new creative director, there was a promise of expansion into fragrance. Brand loyalists have since waited with bated breath. Let’s not forget: With the exception of its first scent, Vent Fou, a floral green bouquet of rose, jasmine, and galbanum, launched in 1964, the French fashion house has steered clear of fragrance.

02:27:01 on 21 Aug

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Scientists are developing a technology for the visually-impaired people that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain, paving the way for a new visual aid for daily living. Researchers from EPFL and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy use a new type of intraneural electrode called OpticSELINE to stimulate the optic nerve.

02:12:01 on 21 Aug

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A day after KSEB came under fire for allegedly diverting fund meant for the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), Power Minister MM Mani and KSEB chairman N S Pillai handed over a cheque for Rs 131 crore to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as CMDRF contribution. KSEB had already donated Rs 50 crore to CMDRF.

01:54:57 on 21 Aug

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Rahul Gandhi today joined the chorus from his party condemning the government over the case against former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who faces arrest in a corruption investigation after a court denied his request for protection from arrest. Earlier, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had also tweeted that the senior Congress leader was being "shamefully hunted down".

01:38:55 on 21 Aug

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