03:55:01 on 16 Nov 2018,Fri
“Dumbo” takes flight in the first official trailer for Tim Burton’s live-action remake of the Disney classic. Burton, best known for his work on “Alice in Wonderland” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” took on directing duties. Disney’s classic animated “Dumbo” opened in 1941 and won Oscar. "Dumbo” hits theaters on March 29, 2019. Watch the trailer below.
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The highly awaited next season of Sacred Games may not be as sexually explicit as the last one. Netflix celebrated by lakhs of Indian viewers for giving them access to uncensored content, has agreed to self-regulation. Both Netflix and Hotstar agreed to adopt the “best practices internationally” and come up with a set of guidelines to self-regulate the content.
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Admiring the great thinkers of the past has become morally hazardous. Praise Immanuel Kant, and you might be reminded that he believed that “Humanity is at its greatest perfection in the race of the whites” . Laud Aristotle, and you’ll have to explain how a genuine sage could have thought that “the male is by nature superior and the female inferior".
03:08:55 on 16 Nov
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Hugh Grant will star opposite Nicole Kidman in the upcoming HBO limited series “The Undoing,”. The six-episode series is based on the book “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Kidman is executive producing under her Blossom Films banner along with Blossom Films’ Per Saari. David E. Kelley will serve as showrunner, writer, and executive producer.
02:41:39 on 16 Nov
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When Google released the Pixel 3 phones back in October, it had showcased a new camera mode called ‘Night Sight’, which promised to drastically improve low-light performance. Night Sight is now officially rolling out to Pixel, Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 phones, and will be made available on these devices over the next couple of days.
01:55:01 on 16 Nov
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The much-anticipated shortlist for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018 was unveiled at a special event, which took place at the London School of Economics & Political Science. Now in its 8th year, the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature is one of the most prestigious international literary awards specifically focused on South Asian fiction writing.
01:25:01 on 16 Nov
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Experts on Wednesday reiterated that a ban on all private vehicles that do not run on CNG, as being pushed for by the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), would be ‘impractical’. They also doubted if the existing transport infrastructure could support the sudden increase in passengers.
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They may not have shared images of their wedding from their official social media handles yet, but that is not a reason good enough to miss out on the biggest celebration of the year. Now that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are finally man and wife, witness their beautiful nuptial functions in the scenic backdrop of Italy’s Lake Como through these images.
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In all kinds of logic failure, recently, a pair of underwear a teenager was wearing was cited as evidence in the trial of a man who was accused of raping her. The lawyer for defence, Elizabeth O’Connell, held the pair up in court and said, “You have to look at the way she was dressed. She was wearing a thong with a lace front.”
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After weeks of speculation, it looks like that the brand’s latest offering, the Most Stuf Oreo, will finally hit the market in early 2019. Currently, the biggest Oreo size is the Mega Stuf and the Most Stuf Oreo appears to be double the size of Mega Stuf. Earlier this month, a popular Instagram food account, The Junk Food Aisle, posted a photo of the Most Stuf Oreo.
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Oxford Dictionaries has chosen ‘toxic’ as the "Word of the Year," a video posted on the Dictionary's twitter page said. Toxic, an adjective defined as ‘poisonous’, first appeared in the English language in the mid-seventeenth century. It is derived from the medieval Latin term ‘toxicus’, meaning ‘poisoned’ or ‘imbued with poison’.
10:55:01 on 15 Nov
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Facebook misled the public about its knowledge of Russian hackers’ use of the powerful platform to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. It also said Facebook has at times smeared critics as anti-Semitic or tried to link activists to billionaire investor George Soros, and tried to shift public anger away toward rival tech companies.
10:41:02 on 15 Nov
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In a bid to reduce global air pollution, Swedish home furnishing company IKEA today announced its plan to turn rice straws into a new renewable material source for its products. The project, part of the company's 'Better Air Now' initiative, will begin from India and is focused on New Delhi, Gurugram and Faridabad which are among the world's most air polluted cities.
10:25:01 on 15 Nov
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Viswanathan Anand has won more titles in more forms and formats of chess than any other player. The latest addition to his collection that came in the form of the Tata Steel blitz chess title, gave him no less joy than several of the ones, considered much bigger. Indeed, it was a fairytale finish for Anand who beat the favourite Hikaru Nakamura in the tie-breaker.
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JD(U) Party leader and former Bihar minister Manju Verma was suspended from the party Thursday for her alleged involvement in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex abuse case. Verma resigned as social welfare minister following the Muzaffarpur case after it came to light that her husband Chandrashekhar Verma had spoken to Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused, several times.
09:57:01 on 15 Nov
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Pihu has been in the news for multiple reasons. First, the trailer caught everyone’s attention where seeing a kid hanging from the balcony gave us all mini heart attacks. Then, the subsequent marketing plan got us riled up: a random call from a wailing child abruptly gets disconnected and on calling back on the same number, you get a trailer of the movie.
09:40:01 on 15 Nov
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YouTube is about to crown a new king. T-Series, one of India's largest record labels, will become the most-subscribed channel on the world's most popular video site in the next couple weeks. At the beginning of the year, the company had 30 million fans, fewer than half of the following for No. 1 PewDiePie, the Swedish video-game geek whose real name is Felix Kjellberg.
09:25:01 on 15 Nov
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Continuing its recovery momentum, the rupee vaulted 34 paise to close at a two-month high of 71.97 against the US dollar on robust foreign fund inflows amid low crude oil prices. Dealers said the strength in the rupee was also supported by increased selling of the greenback by exporters and banks. Globally, dollar and yen gained on Brexit-induced safe-haven buying.
09:10:02 on 15 Nov
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The CVC has reportedly found no proof of corruption against exiled CBI director Alok Verma, it has emerged a day before the Supreme Court takes up the report of an investigation into allegations by his deputy Rakesh Asthana. Sources say the vigilance body has found no evidence of any money transaction and Alok Verma has been cleared of the main allegation of bribe-taking.
08:57:01 on 15 Nov
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Director Pa Ranjith is excited to trace the life of freedom fighter Birsa Munda on the big screen and says the film will appeal to Indian as well as international audiences. After the release of Beyond The Clouds, producer duo Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora are collaborating with Ranjith for the biopic on the life of the tribal leader.
08:40:02 on 15 Nov
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It is an open secret that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, TRS president and the state’s caretaker, is a superstitious man with immense belief in numerology. When he dissolved the Assembly on 6 September 2018, eight months ahead of its end term, pundits saw it as a move guided not just by numbers and electoral arithmetic, but superstition too.
08:25:01 on 15 Nov
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Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi shipped 11.7 million units and became the top brand in the Indian market with 27.3 per cent share in the third quarter this year, with Samsung at second spot, the IDC said on Thursday. This is the first time when the smartphone market is at par with the feature phone market, each contributing 50 per cent to the overall mobile phone market.
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Nearly two years after the death of former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, the Madras High Court on Thursday issued notices to her niece J Deepa and nephew and J Deepak in a case related to the administration of her estate. The siblings have been asked to submit their replies by November 28.
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Pune city police Thursday filed a chargesheet against five activists arrested in June this year for their alleged Maoist links in the ongoing investigation of Elgaar Parishad case. Investigating officer of the case ACP Shivaji Pawar filed the 5000-page chargesheet in the court of Additional Sessions Judge KD Vadane.
07:40:01 on 15 Nov
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Journalist, poet and author CP Surendran, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women, is no longer associated with the Mathrubhumi Festival of Letters, a literary festival held annually in Kerala. While his name still appears on the Festival of Letters website, Mathrubhumi MD Shreyams Kumar told TNM that Surendran has chosen to step back.
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As Gaja storm is expected to cross the coast tonight, the revenue dept has adviced the transport min to halt the bus services from 6 pm Thursday till 6 am Friday, in 6 districts. District administrators have been adviced by the TN govt to cut electricity supply and the telephone connection in Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Thiruvarur, Cuddalur and Ramanathapuram.
07:23:48 on 15 Nov
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The wedding ceremony of Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, as per Sindhi customs, has been completed. The couple has taken their pheras and also exchanged wedding vows in the presence of their family members and close friends at Lake Como, Italy. On Wednesday, the couple tied the knot in a traditional Konkani ceremony.
07:10:02 on 15 Nov
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav accused Biha CM Nitish Kumar of "snooping" by installing a powerful CCTV camera atop a boundary wall of the CM residence near his bungalow. The leader of opposition in the state assembly, Yadav's 5, Desh Ratna Marg bungalow is just behind Kumar's 7, Circular road, house in Patna. The official residence of the chief minister is 1, Anney Marg.
07:01:00 on 15 Nov
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A trove of over 600 pages of documents pertaining to the Election Commission of India that were obtained through RTIs reveal a range of practices that appear to violate principles of citizen privacy, consent and responsible data-sharing among various state institutions.The RTIs have emerged at a time when large scale voter deletions have been found in Delhi, AP and TS.
06:57:02 on 15 Nov
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A week after being freed from jail, Asia Bibi -- a Pakistani Christian woman on death row for eight years for blasphemy -- remains in limbo, with negotiations apparently under way to allow her to leave the country. Blasphemy is a massively inflammatory issue in Muslim-majority Pakistan, where even unproven allegations of insulting Islam can lead to lynchings.
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Cyclone 'Gaja' intensified into a severe cyclonic storm Thursday and is expected to cross the south Tamil Nadu coast by late this evening or night. District administrators of Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Cuddalur and Ramanathapuram have advised to cut off power and electricity connection till tomorrow.
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Comedy group AIB got into a controversy last month after two of its co-founders, Gursimran Singh Khamba and Tanmay Bhat, were named in the Me Too movement. Gursimran was accused of sexual harassment by a woman. Tanmay Bhat was, meanwhile, criticised for being complicit despite being aware of allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against Utsav Chakraborty.
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Cyclone Gaja, classified a Severe Cyclonic Storm by the IMD, is expected to make landfall on Thursday evening between Cuddalore and Pamban in Ramanathapuram district. Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra coasts are likely to see gale winds with windspeed touching 100kmph from Thursday afternoon, according to IMD.
06:10:02 on 15 Nov
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Naxals killed a road construction contractor and torched six vehicles Thursday in Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said. The incident took place on the under-construction Misma-Chichordguda road under Dornapal police station limits, Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena told PTI.
06:06:13 on 15 Nov
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British leader Theresa May suffered a huge blow on Thursday when a series of ministers including her Brexit secretary quit as she tried to sell her proposed EU withdrawal agreement to a divided parliament. Dominic Raab resigned from his role at the Brexit ministry while a second cabinet minister and two junior government ministers also walked out over the draft deal.
05:57:18 on 15 Nov
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The family of S Anitha, the Tamil Nadu student who committed suicide in 2017 after failing to clear NEET, has approached the Madras HC seeking a stay on a film based on her life titled ‘Dr S Anitha MBBS’. The family, said it had not given its consent to anyone to produce a film and despite approaching the filmmaker several times, the movie was not dropped.
05:57:01 on 15 Nov
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The family of the eight-year-old Kathua rape victim, on Wednesday, 14 November, decided to drop lawyer Deepika Rajawat, who had spearheaded their cause initially. The Kathua rape case jolted the conscience of the people after the charge sheet filed by the J&K police revealed that the girl was sedated, raped repeatedly, and then bludgeoned to death in January this year.
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The Karnataka state government has reportedly unveiled a proposal to build a statue in honour of ‘Mother Cauvery,’ the river which provides water to three different southern states. The statue will be of a woman holding a pot which is being tipped over, and water will pour out of this pot continuously. Water will be pumped up in order to attain this.
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India skipper Virat Kohli feels that it is time for the batsmen to step up and be counted as the bowlers have already shown that they are more than capable of picking 20 wickets in a Test match. Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri were speaking during a press conference in Mumbai before the team’s departure for the blockbuster series against Australia, starting November 21.
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Five-time Formula One World Champion, and often regarded as one of the best drivers of his generation, Lewis Hamilton has managed to draw the ire of social media users in India. Hamilton recently questioned Formula One's policy of organising races in 'new' countries after this month's announcement of the Vietnam Grand Prix.
05:25:03 on 15 Nov
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Kondur in Cuddalore district has been identified as one of the 'Very highly vulnerable areas' for Cyclone Gaja by the Cuddalore district administration. The village was one of the worst-hit areas during Cyclone Thane and during the 2015 floods, said zonal officer-in-charge. Several residents in Kondur village, appear to be in the dark about the impending cyclone.
05:20:45 on 15 Nov
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A “super-Earth” has been discovered orbiting the closest single star to our Sun, scientists said Wednesday in a breakthrough that could shine a light on Earth’s nearest planetary neighbours. Astronomers studied Barnard’s Star, a red dwarf just six light years away and noticed the presence of a “frozen, dimly lit world” at least 3.2 times heavier than Earth.
05:10:03 on 15 Nov
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On Wednesday evening, mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy walked out of central jail on the outskirts of the city after obtaining conditional bail in an alleged Ponzi scam. He was smiling and looked confident. Unlike in the past, he spoke to the waiting media for over 45 minutes, defending himself and attacking Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy for his plight.
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Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday signalled that the government would deliver on its promise on extending quota benefits for Maratha community in education and jobs. “I want to assure the community that it should be ready to celebrate the reservation on December 1. There was no need to agitate anymore,” he said in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
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Five Saudi officials face the death penalty over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was drugged and dismembered inside the Kingdom's Istanbul consulate. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, died after being drugged by the five accused and then dismembered, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office said in the first Saudi acknowledgement.
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The ‘Gedi route’ – a road near the girls’ hostels at the Panjab University – has changed a lot in the last few days. On this road, where men usually drive luxury cars and play loud Punjabi songs while ‘checking out’ women, hundreds of students have been shouting Azadi and ‘Death to Patriarchy’ slogans in the middle of the night.
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Cyclone 'Gaja' intensified into a severe cyclonic storm Thursday and is expected to cross the south Tamil Nadu coast by late this evening or night.The storm which lay over the SW Bay about 285 km from here and 225 km east of Karaikal in neighbouring Puducherry was very likely to cross the coast between Cuddalore and Pamban around Nagapattinam by evening or Thursday night.
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Ankiv Baisoya, the DU Student Union president who was accused of falsifying his bachelor's degree just days after elections to the influential body, has been asked to step down from his post by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad. The ABVP, a student organisation linked to the ruling BJP, has also expelled also expelled him till an inquiry into the allegations.
04:31:36 on 15 Nov
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Jawa, the iconic motorcycle brand, has been reintroduced in India after a gap of around 25 years. Classic Legends, a subsidiary of the Mahindra Group, introduced three 300 cc Jawa motorcycles in India. The all-new Jawa motorcycle models were unveiled by Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra.
04:25:01 on 15 Nov
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The High Court on Wednesday directed the Mahatma Gandhi University to permit Muhammed Rifa, the 26th accused in the murder of SFI leader Abhimanyu of Maharaja's College, Ernakulam, to appear in the LLB supplementary examination. Justice A Muhammed Mustaque also held results need not be published without the court's orders. The case was posted to November 27.
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The government is planning to soon make hallmarking mandatory for gold jewellery sold in the country, Food and Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said. The hallmarking of gold, which is voluntary in nature at present, is a purity certification of the precious metal. The BIS, under the Consumer Affairs Ministry, is the administrative authority of hallmarking.
03:58:50 on 15 Nov
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The orphaned cubs of a man-eating tiger killed in a state-sanctioned hunt have been spotted in a forest in Maharashtra and could be rescued and rehabilitated.The mother was shot dead in early November after being accused of killing more than a dozen villagers, capping off one of the country's most high-profile tiger hunts and angering conservation activists.
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The Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi reached out to Carnatic singer TM Krishna on Thursday, saying they would be happy to host a concert for him after the Airport Authority of India abruptly cancelled his show, allegedly after the singer was targeted by right-wing trolls in social media. Dy CM Manish Sisodia, reached out to the singer directly to make the offer.
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Gold regained its sheen with prices climbing by ₹350 to ₹32,250 per 10 gram at the bullion market on increased buying by local jewellers coupled with a firming trend overseas.Traders said sentiment turned upbeat on firm global cues as the dollar slipped further from a 16-month high, raising demand for the precious metals as a safe haven.
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A judge in Ranga Reddy district court was arrested for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income after a series of raids by the state anti-corruption bureau at his residence and several other places. The bureau statement said a case under the relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the judge.
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Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi’s statement that his country doesn’t want Kashmir as Pakistan can’t even manage its own provinces has got Home minister Rajnath Singh’s approval. ‘What he said is right. They are unable to manage Pakistan, how will they manage Kashmir? Kashmir is and will always be a part of India,” ANI quoted Singh as saying.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook would probably be more cautious when he says anything against Facebook. Following the CEO's remark on Facebook and its handling of user privacy, Mark Zuckerberg reportedly ordered his employees to stop using Apple products. He was so enraged by Tim Cook's remarks that he instructed executives to stop using iPhones in favour of Android devices.
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The opposition parties in Kerala- Congress-led UDF and the BJP-did not agree on designating days for entry of young women to the Sabarimala shrine, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said after an all-party meeting held today, a day before the temple reopens for the two-month long Mandala Makaravillakku pilgrim season on November 16.
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Rival lawmakers exchanged blows in Sri Lanka's Parliament as disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote. The fighting in the chamber came a day after it passed a no-confidence vote against Rajapaksa's government.
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The Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday for schools and colleges in six districts on November 15 when cyclone ‘Gaja’ is likely to make landfall. IMD had warned that the cyclone had moved on West and South-West direction at the rate of 10 Kmph and it lay over about 490 km distance East of Chennai and 580 km distance East and North-East of Nagapattinam
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The family of the eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim has decided to drop their lawyer Deepika Rajawat as she has barely been available at the court hearings, the victim's father said. He has moved an application in the Pathankot court, where the case was earlier shifted. It said that Rajawat shall not represent them and the power of attorney was being withdrawn.
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There will be no evictions for now from the building of the Congress-linked National Herald, the govt assured the Delhi HC, which ordered "status quo" in a case involving land leased to the publishers. The HC has ordered status quo till Nov 22, when it will take up the case next. Congress alleged that the eviction had started even before the HC had decided on the petition.
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The Congress and the BJP have walked out of the all-party meeting on Sabarimala called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The Chief Minister had called the meeting to discuss the row over the entry of women in menstruating ages at the Sabarimala temple ahead of the two-month-long annual 'Mandala Makkaravillakku' or the pilgrimage season, set to start on November 17.
02:00:55 on 15 Nov
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Kubbra Sait, who made a big impact with her role as the doomed transgender Cuckoo in the OTT platform Sacred Games, has come out in open support of Nawazuddin Siddiqui after actress Niharika Singh accused him of sexually inappropriate behaviour. Kubbra says she is being hounded and trolled for her stance. Kubbra sees Singh's outburst as a personal relationship gone wrong.
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The Kerala Police have said that no special security would be given to activist Trupti Desai who had sought protection to visit the Sabarimala temple after the Supreme Court allowed all women to enter the hill shrine. The Lord Ayyappa shrine will re-open for the two-month Mandala-Makaravilaku puja on Saturday and the activist will arrive in Kochi on Friday.
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A feminist manga-style artist says she will use characters based on Egyptian pharaoh and Chinese empress to bring more female empowerment to the male-dominated world of comic books. Queenie Chan is working on a series of non-fiction biographies aimed at children called Women Who Were Kings, which will be rendered in the manga, a comic book genre that originated in Japan.
01:40:01 on 15 Nov
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EU President Donald Tusk on Thursday confirmed the bloc would hold a special summit to seal the hard-fought Brexit agreement with Britain on November 25. "If nothing extraordinary happens, we will hold a European Council meeting in order to finalise and formalise the Brexit agreement. It will take place on Sunday the 25th of November at 9:30 am," Tusk said.
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Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh got married in a private Konkani wedding ceremony at Italy’s Lake Como on Wednesday. Today, they will perform the wedding rituals again but according to Sindhi traditions. Official photographer Vishal Punjabi will release the images from their two wedding ceremonies after the conclusion of today’s Sindhi wedding.
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Bangladesh confirmed that it was ready to begin the repatriation process of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar as scheduled. The first phase of their return to Myanmar was due to begin on Thursday, according to an agreement signed between Bangladesh and Myanmar on Nov 2017. Over 723,000 members of the Muslim minority fled to Bangladesh escaping a military crackdown in Myanmar.
01:12:08 on 15 Nov
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The Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 has been launched in India at Rs 2.50 lakh, while the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 has been priced at Rs 2.65 lakh. Both prices at ex-showroom India. bookings for the Royal Enfield Twins had begun some time ago. The highlight of the two motorcycles is the new 650cc parallel twin engine developed by Royal Enfield.
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The Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission has recommended a 16% reservation to Marathas. This quota will be over and above the current 52% reservation in the state taking the total up to 68%. The commission headed by retired Justice MD Gaikwad has taken into note that Marathas comprise 30% of Maharashtra’s population and remain socially and economically backward.
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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are reuniting in Bharat. While major details about the big film are being closely guarded, a glimpse of the first looks of these two actors was released by Salman on Instagram today. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, who has previously helmed Salman-Kat’s Tiger Zinda Hai, Bharat has been hogging headlines for its unique plot.
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan told the all-party meet that the government has the responsibility to implement the court order. Congress' Ramesh Chennithala and BJP's Sreedharan Pillai criticised the government's stand on Sabarimala. Chennithala said there are no basic facilities at Nilakkal and Pamba, the base camps of Sabarimala. He urged the govt to protect customs.
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The EC has appointed Ashish Kundra as the Chief Electoral Officer of Mizoram to replace SB Shashank, who had courted controversy in the poll-bound state. Shashank had reportedly sought deployment of additional central armed police forces and complained to the EC that the state's former principal secretary, Lalnunmawia Chuaungo, was interfering in the poll process.
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Karan Johar seems to be bringing the dinner table conversations of Bollywood’s celebrated families to his ‘Koffee’ couch. After half-siblings, Arjun Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor and father-daughter duo Saif Ali Khan-Sara Ali Khan, now it is Bachchan siblings Abhishek and Shweta who are all set to spill some secrets on the popular chat show Koffee With Karan 6.
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An all-party meeting called to discuss various issues relating to Sabarimala verdict, which witnessed widespread protests after the SC allowed women of all ages into the shrine, began Thursday morning. The LDF govt called the meeting after the apex court refused to stay the verdict. All leaders are taking part in the meet - Ramesh Chennithala, Mullappally Ramachandran.
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The RBI and the govt are moving towards a resolution of their biggest points of conflict in the build-up to a meeting of the central bank's board on Monday. Sources said the two sides are close to finding a solution to two key differences - liquidity and credit issues. Amid de-escalation efforts, RBI Governor Urjit Patel's resignation at the board meeting is unlikely.
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PM Narendra Modi, who is in Singapore for a two-day visit, participated in the ASEAN-India Breakfast Summit. He felicitated the winners of the first India-Singapore Hackathon, a platform for the youth of the two countries to harness and showcase their innovations. The Nanyang Technological University and All India Council for Technical Education conducted the hackathon.
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Soil testing is going to be many times cheaper, faster and accurate, with the inauguration of the state-of-the-art ‘Soil Spectroscopy lab’ at ANGRAU’s Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS) Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. Set up at a cost of ₹1 crore, the lab is the second of its kind in the country, only next to Bihar Agricultural University.
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A fashion designer and her domestic help were found murdered at her house in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj on Thursday morning. Three people, one of them her employee, have been arrested, police said. “The woman has been identified as Mala Lakhani, 53, and the help as 50-year-old Bahadur and the three accused as Rahul (her employee), Rehmat and Bashir,” police said.
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11:28:50 on 15 Nov 2018,Thu
The Maharashtra government’s total ban on the slaughter of all cattle, including bulls and bullocks, has had the unintended consequence of driving conflict between tigers and human population. The shooting of the man-eater Pandharkawda tigress T1, nicknamed Avni – now being probed by National Tiger Conservation Authority – is just the most recent fallout of such conflict.
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A record 331 candidates filed their nominations on Wednesday for the upcoming Telangana elections, scheduled to be held on December 7. The EC had said that it was receiving nominations from November 12 and 48 aspirants had filed their affidavits on the first day while the number of the second day was 39. 78 candidates from the TRS had filed their nominations on Wednesday.
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Kerala is likely to receive heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday as Cyclone Gaja is all set to make landfall in south Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the IMD has warned. Southern districts of Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki are likely to get heavy rain on Thursday. Districts of Ernakulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta and Idukki will see widespread rain on Friday.
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Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s wedding as per Sindhi rituals will take place on Thursday, a day after they were married in a traditional Konkani ceremony in Italy’s Lake Como. The secretive affair saw incredible security precautions being taken, with very few images being leaked from the venue. First pictures to be released at 6 pm.
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Cyclone Gaja is expected to hit the coast near Nagapattinam in southern Tamil Nadu tonight. Schools and colleges in five districts in the state and Puducherry are closed today. Communication, power lines and crops could be affected due to Gaja, the Met department said. As of last night, Gaja was 480 km away Nagapattinam and 410 km away from Chennai.
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Telangana Chief Minister and TRS president K. Chandrashekar Rao, who filed his nomination from Gajwel Assembly constituency on Wednesday, has declared assets worth over Rs. 20.60 crores. However, he does not own any vehicle. His total movable assets are valued at over Rs. 10.40 crore while his wife K. Shobha has movable assets of over Rs. 94.5 lakh.
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan will hold a series of meetings in a bid to build a consensus on the issue of women’s entry in Sabarimala on Thursday, a day before the shrine opens for the Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrimage season. Vijayan will first hold an all-party meet, followed by meetings with representatives of the Pandalam Palace and the tanthri family as his government.
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Aabid Hameed, a 15-year-old Kashmiri, was the shining light at the recently concluded World Kickboxing Championship in Argentina when he became the lone gold medal winner (junior category, 55 kg) for India. Aabid was a part of the nine-member Indian contingent which went to the South-American country for the Championship. The other eight returned with silver medals.
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The Versova police will summon a friend of Kamal Haasan’s daughter and actor Akshara Haasan, who was the only one in possession of Akshara’s private photos. The police had registered an FIR against an unidentified person for allegedly leaking her private photos. Police said Akshara was using an iPhone 6 in 2013, which had the photos.
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The AP government said that it had officially finalised its state emblem following the bifurcation of the state in 2014, for the creation of Telangana. The emblem was said to be inspired by art from the ancient Buddhist town of Amaravati, after which the state’s upcoming capital is also being named. Earlier this year the residual state of AP announced its state symbols.
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The Madras high court has reserved orders on a petition, challenging an order of the government, which directed the secretary of the Justice R. Regupathy Commission of Inquiry, which was probing the alleged irregularities in the construction of new secretariat at Omandurar Estate during the previous DMK regime, to hand over all the files and evidences to the DVAC.
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest at the Republic Day event next year. Ramaphosa, who became South Africa’s President in February this year, has accepted the invitation. His acceptance comes after the fiasco over US President Donald Trump declining the Indian government’s invitation to be the chief guest due to a scheduling conflict.
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A concert of singer TM Krishna, one of the top names in Carnatic Music, that was to be held in Delhi has been called off due to the alleged propagandist strategies of right-wing trolls. A spate of trolls who targeted the govt for sponsoring the concert. The tweets accused AAI of using public funds to sponsor Krishna, who sings about “Jesus and Allah”, is “anti-India”.
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The Delhi HC sought the Centre's response on a plea for removal of vulgar and sexually explicit content from online platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and others. The bench listed the matter for further hearing on February 8. The petition was filed by NGO, Justice for Rights sought a law or guidelines for regulating such contents available on these platforms.
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A check-post set up by the Forest Department at the entrance of the base camp at Nilackal has kicked up another controversy with the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) taking strong exception to it. The TDB has issued a notice to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests demanding the immediate removal of the check-post in the land allotted to the board 15 years ago.
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The TRS announced 10 more candidates for the December 7 assembly elections in Telangana. The party had earlier declared candidates for 107 Assembly segments. The total number of constituencies is 119. The latest list includes former minister Danam Nagender who will contest from Khairatabad in Hyderabad. Rao is consulting senior party leaders for the remaining 2 seats.
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Stating that “victims of mass genocide” cannot be left in “the lurch” and that testimonies of witnesses clearly established murder by the intentional act of unlawful assembly, a special court convicted two accused in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case from Mahipalpur. The accused, Naresh and Yashpal, were part of an unlawful assembly that murdered Hardev Singh and Avtar Singh.
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A PIL has been filed in Hyderabad High Court requesting the Election Commission to make public its algorithm that led to the alleged deletion of names of 27 lakh voters in Telangana state and 19 lakh in Andhra Pradesh in 2015. the EC and governments had been stating that a large number of deletions were on account of voters shifting to AP after state.
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The Madras High Court on Wednesday called for details of political parties which had appointed “persons with muscle power/criminal background” as office-bearers at every level. It also wanted to know whether the criminals themselves float political parties to escape from the clutches of law. The court expressed concern over rowdy gangs, paid killers being active in State.
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The much-awaited expansion of the HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition cabinet in Karnataka will take place within this month, state Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao said. Pointing out that JD(S) patriarch and former PM HD Deve Gowda was out of town, Rao said, once he was back, the issue would be discussed with him. In the earlier exercise on June 6, HDK had inducted 25 ministers.
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