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For the Lok Sabha elections next year, online search major Google plans to replicate an exercise that it undertook during the recently concluded mid-term elections in the US, where they attempted to put in place “tight control” on who is spending on political advertisements, alongside guidelines requiring all such as to include a disclosure identifying who paid for it.

07:41:01 on 14 Nov

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Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam will launch NewsJ television channel, which will function as the mouthpiece of AIADMK, at a function in Chennai today. On September 12, both leaders launched the official website and logo for 'NewsJ' television channel. So far, the programmes of this channel have been available round-the-clock online.

07:26:01 on 14 Nov

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TN: ‘Gaja’ landfall likely tomorrow

Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ is likely to strike the TN coast by Thursday afternoon, bringing heavy rainfall in a few places across seven districts with gale winds. There has been a slight shift in the duration of landfall as the cyclone had remained stagnant for 24 hours, said IMD officials. It is likely to cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore on Thursday.

07:10:02 on 14 Nov

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The Kerala government convened an all-party meeting on November 15 to discuss various issues relating to the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, which witnessed widespread protests following the Supreme Court decision to permit entry of women of all ages into the shrine. The decision to call the meeting comes on a day when the SC refused to stay its September 28 verdict.

06:57:01 on 14 Nov

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The Telangana and AP state police are trying to approach the court in Thane, to get Nowhera Shaik, founder of The Heera Group, to the southern states to question her in the cases registered against her regarding allegations of cheating and money circulation acts. The HC of Judicature, Hyderabad, issued orders cancelling the bail sanctioned by a lower court in Hyderabad.

06:39:02 on 14 Nov

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UK, EU agree on Brexit agreement draft

The British Cabinet is set to have a crucial meeting on Wednesday after UK and EU negotiators agreed on the text of a draft withdrawal agreement in Brussels on Tuesday. A Downing Street spokesperson confirmed that a Cabinet meeting is due to take place to decide the next steps. This raises the prospect of Britain keeping up with the March 29 deadline.

06:30:39 on 14 Nov

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Microsoft hasn’t had a great time with Windows 10 in 2018. Earlier this year Microsoft delayed its April Windows 10 update due to last minute Blue Screen of Death issues and then had to fix desktop and Chrome freezing issues after it shipped to more than 600 million devices. Microsoft released its October 2018 Update and was forced to pull it offline after a few days.

05:25:01 on 14 Nov

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Lantern Entertainment officially bought the remnants of the Weinstein Co. in July for $289 million. On Tuesday, the company resolved one of its key outstanding issues, agreeing to pay $5.5 million to take full control of three Quentin Tarantino films: “Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained,” and “Hateful Eight.” Of that amount, $155,524 goes to Tarantino.

04:55:01 on 14 Nov

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All children’s books are political because everything is: to walk the under-fives through a gallery of girls in pink who are waiting for a prince is easily as strident as any of the more delicate messages about human intercourse you might find in a Michael Rosen book. Children’s literature with a political message was once frowned upon, but now it’s everywhere.

03:55:01 on 14 Nov

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Scientists are literally looking into the ground for evidence of climate change. A new study of geothermal records across India has shown that the country has experienced about 1º C of warming over the baseline mean temperature of the 19th century. Such data is available only for the past 150 years or so. Moreover, it is not uniform since for a country of India’s size.

03:25:01 on 14 Nov

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Tourists thronged the Statue of Unity over the weekend, leaving the staff at the site overwhelmed and underprepared to deal with the heavy influx of visitors. According to officials, 27,000 tourists visited the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Saturday, with the footfall dipping slightly to 24,000 Sunday. The ticket counter had a queue extending to over a kilometre.

02:55:01 on 14 Nov

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With the announcement of the spring 2019 launch of Season 8 of “Game of Thrones,” one thing is now certain: Winter is here. The eighth and final season of the megahit HBO series is fast approaching, and although the premium cabler has taken CIA-level precautions on preventing spoilers from leaking, some details are beginning to take shape. Here’s what we know so far.

02:33:51 on 14 Nov

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Buzz has it that Superstar Rajinikanth’s younger daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth is all set to tie the knot again. Soundarya recently got engaged to actor-businessman Vishagan Vanangamudi with the consent of their respective parents, and the couple will take the wedding vows in January. However, there’s no official confirmation about the engagement or wedding.

01:56:02 on 14 Nov

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In a bid to be more inclusive and gender sensitive, popular dating app Tinder recently introduced 23 options under the gender category in India. In a blog post published on Monday, Tinder said, “everyone is welcome on Tinder” and announced the introduction of gender identities other than man and woman on its platform.

01:25:01 on 14 Nov

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Comic and superhero creator, Stan Lee passed away at 95 yesterday. He was known for creating characters like Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, X-Men and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that have become mythic figures in pop culture and have turned into movies with soaring success at the movie box office.

12:55:01 on 14 Nov

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The first trailer for Rob Letterman’s upcoming live-action drama Pokemon: Detective Pikachu was released on Monday. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu. Set in Ryme City, where humans and Pokemon live in harmony, the trailer introduces us to Tim (Smith), a young man who once wanted to become a Pokemon trainer.

12:25:01 on 14 Nov

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"For mother, it wasn't something to celebrate," said the soft-spoken 35-year-old, whose "bride" is a virtual reality singer named Hatsune Miku. In fact, none of Kondo's relatives attended his wedding to Miku -- an animated 16-year-old with saucer eyes and lengthy aquamarine pigtails -- but that didn't stop him from spending two million yen on a formal ceremony.

11:55:01 on 13 Nov

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After the tumultuous events of the past few weeks, where the Central Bureau of Investigation director and his deputy accused each other of corruption and were subsequently sent on forced leave by the government, the agency’s acting director M Nageswar Rao decided what the organisation requires is a spiritual and mental healing workshop run by the Art of Living Foundation.

11:26:02 on 13 Nov

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When OnePlus launched OnePlus 6 earlier this year, it called it its most sophisticated phone yet. Hardly six months later, it has followed it up with the 6T, with some noticeable upgrades. The biggest change on the OnePlus 6T is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack and the provision of the in-display fingerprint sensor.

10:55:01 on 13 Nov

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The tablet market has been shrinking over the years as the initial euphoria failed to translate into sustained sales for the segment. But that does not mean there are no other good tablets in the market. In fact, Samsung, which had a lot of options in the segment once, has just launched the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 which could give it some traction in the space.

10:40:01 on 13 Nov

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The alluring but poisonous mix of politics and religion is usually brewed at the cost of compassion, secularism and vulnerable minority groups. Every election, these warts on Indian democracy re-appear, as religious polarisation becomes a dominant agenda for our political class. Inevitably, critical issues get sidelined.

10:27:01 on 13 Nov

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At the trailer launch of KGF (or Kolar Gold Fields) that happened last Friday on the birth anniversary of Sandalwood filmmaker Shankar Nagarakatte, the film’s hero Yash revealed that it will hit the marquee on December 21. Incidentally, Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero is also scheduled for release on the same day but Yash seems to be undeterred by this.

10:10:02 on 13 Nov

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A new study of mid-size businesses and consumers reveals that many are confused and lack trust when it comes to the privacy and security of their online data and behaviour. The research found that people worry that hackers, their own and foreign governments, employers and even friends and family might want to access their online data, and how to stop them.

09:55:01 on 13 Nov

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Two women born in PoK, who came to Kashmir after marrying former militants, have won Panchayat elections in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The victory of Dilshada Begum and Arifa Begum, is extraordinary and surprising in the restive Kashmir where militant threat looms large and which witnessed a very low voter turnout in the recent civic elections.

09:40:02 on 13 Nov

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Why young Indians aren’t on Twitter

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey wants young Indians to tweet their hearts out, but the micro-blogging website doesn’t appear to be the most popular social media platform for his target group, the 18-to-30-year-olds. On his India trip, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sought to pitch Twitter as a platform to effect change, but India’s young swear by other social networks.

09:27:01 on 13 Nov

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GQ magazine named Serena Williams as their ‘Woman of the Year’ for the ‘Man of the Year’ issue. This is the second year in a row that the international magazine has gone for a woman on the cover of such an issue. This time, though, the publication’s editorial choice on the cover has left some readers less than pleased with the magazine’s intentions.

09:10:01 on 13 Nov

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Mahesh Babu in association with Asian Cinemas will soon be inaugurating their multiplex in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. There were huge expectations that AMB Cinemas would be inaugurated on Diwali with Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan to be the first film to be screened there. Mahesh Babu had plans to invite Aamir Khan to inaugurate the multiplex as well.

08:55:02 on 13 Nov

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You can keep him off the cricket pitch, but you cannot keep MS Dhoni away from sporting action. Dropped from the T20I team for the West Indies and Australia series, former India skipper Dhoni has used the time to shoot commercials and the latest one was a promo for Pro Kabaddi League.

08:40:01 on 13 Nov

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The Prime Minister’s crop insurance scheme ended up being a goldmine for ten private insurance companies, and the lone government insurer, with a total profit of nearly Rs 16,000 crore in profit from the scheme in just two years. The scheme also failed to enthuse farmers. In just four BJP-ruled states, more than one crore farmers exited the scheme after just a year.

08:27:01 on 13 Nov

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Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker from Hawaii in the US Congress, is considering a run for American presidency in 2020, according to sources close to her. On Friday, 9 November, at a Medtronic conference in Los Angeles, eminent Indian-American Dr Sampat Shivangi introduced Gabbard, 37, and said that she could be the next president of the US in 2020.

08:10:02 on 13 Nov

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The time is finally arriving! It is just a day for the much-awaited star couple Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding. They are taking this step after 6 long years of dating. Both of them met on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela and went on complete a hattrick with him after working in films like Bajirao Mastani and the latest being Padmaavat.

07:55:01 on 13 Nov

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Rohingya Muslims are fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid a controversial drive to repatriate them to Myanmar later this week, where the UN says conditions are still not conducive to their return. Authorities plan to begin returning Rohingya refugees, who have fled what the UN has called ethnic cleansing, to the Buddhist majority country from Thursday.

07:40:02 on 13 Nov

Television and film actor Alok Nath, who has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by multiple women, has been expelled from Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA). Announcing the same, CINTAA released a statement on Twitter.In October, veteran TV writer and director Vinta Nanda accused Alok Nath of sexual assault.

07:32:02 on 13 Nov

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Sai Sreenivas is desperately in need of a hit after his films Jaya Janaki Nayaka and Sakshyam were flops. The teaser of his upcoming release Kavacham seems like he will be ending the dry run at the box office soon. For the first time, he will don the khakhi for Kavacham. He plays a cop in this action thriller that has Kajal Agarwal and Mehreen Pirzada as his female leads.

07:27:01 on 13 Nov

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Vijay-starrer 'Sarkar' faced many hurdles after its release for it's for its controversial take on government freebies. Many AIADMK ministers and party cadres expressed their displeasure about certain scenes in the 'Sarkar'. The party caders even went on to protest outside various theatres in Tamil Nadu.

07:10:03 on 13 Nov

Two persons, who tested positive for the Zika virus, died over the past 10 days in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal district, officials said on Tuesday, as the number of people suffering from the disease mounted to 109 in the state. However, the deceased, an 18-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, were suffering from the virus and other “serious” diseases.

06:56:01 on 13 Nov

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A Pakistani court has refused to try for treason the Islamist leaders who organized mass protests to oppose the Supreme Court acquittal of Christian woman Asia Bibi in a blasphemy case. The lawyer, Syed Mohamed Aala Imran, told Efe news that the Lahore High Court judge on Sunday refused to take up the issue on the grounds that only the SC can hear cases of treason.

06:44:03 on 13 Nov

In a surprising announcement from Walmart, its newly acquired e-commerce major Flipkart’s CEO Binny Bansal has announced his resignation as the group CEO of the company. According to a statement from Walmart, Binny’s resignation comes on the back of ‘recent events which risked becoming a distraction and Binny made a decision to step down’.

06:40:01 on 13 Nov

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Sri Lanka Supreme Court today overturned sacking of parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena. Sri Lanka's main parties on Monday challenged in the highest court the president's sacking of parliament, a move which has escalated a political crisis and deepened international alarm.

06:24:48 on 13 Nov

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The Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to revisit its September 28 order allowing women of all ages into Kerala’s Sabarimala shrine was welcomed with celebrations in the state. The top court said that all 48 review petitions would be heard in open court from January 22. Devotees took out victory processions at several places in the state and distributed sweets.

06:23:11 on 13 Nov

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked its own Deputy Legal Advisor (DLA) attached to an anti-corruption unit for alleged forgery of her Annual Performance Appraisal Reports (APARs) for three consecutive years. The accused Beena Raizada is currently with the agency’s Anti Corruption-VI (Delhi) which is handling the Vyapam scam cases.

06:10:02 on 13 Nov

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Stock markets registered gains of almost 1 per cent on Tuesday, led higher by banking, financial services, FMCG and energy shares. BSE benchmark index Sensex ended 331 points, or 0.95 per cent, higher at 35,144 and the Nifty index of the National Stock Exchange settled at 10,582, up 100 points from the previous close.

05:51:29 on 13 Nov

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Chinese companies invested nearly $2 billion in Indian startups in 2017, a sharp increase from previous years and indicating their inclination to shift to India for its expanding market and less domestic vulnerability. In the 1st Startup India Investment Seminar held in Beijing last year, 12 Indian startups participated out of which four secured funding.

05:40:02 on 13 Nov

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While pointing out that the Indian Air Force was never consulted before announcing the 59,000-crore Rafale fighter jet deal with France in 2015 -- as revealed in the document shared by the government with petitioners demanding a probe into the deal -- Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has admitted to "theft" before the Supreme Court.

05:25:10 on 13 Nov

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Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear on January 22 a batch of review petitions against its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple. After Supreme Court agrees to revisit its verdict to allow women of all ages into Sabarimala temple, devotees take out victory processions at many places in Kerala and distribute sweets.

05:17:19 on 13 Nov

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India is perhaps the worst abuser of antibiotics in the world. According to a latest paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) , use of antibiotics in India went up 103% between year 2000 and 2015. All this, when multi drug resistance bacteria is in our hospitals, in our environment and it is spreading.

05:10:03 on 13 Nov

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The latest update on Cyclone Gaja that is looming just outside the SW coast of peninsular India is that the cyclone might make its landfall between Pamban and Cuddalore on November 15, forenoon.TN-SDMA has issued heavy rainfall warning, above 20 cm, in districts like Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, Thiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukkottai, Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram.

05:07:21 on 13 Nov

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NCW refused to meet the advocate of P C George, MLA, who was summoned after he made obscene remarks against the victim nun in the bishop rape case. George had skipped meeting the commission even after repeated summons. NCW chief Rekha Sharma refused to meet the Kerala legislator's lawyer Adolf Mathew who had arrived at the commissions headquarters.

04:53:11 on 13 Nov

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Gold prices came down by ₹100 to ₹32,050 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Tuesday owing to slackened demand from local jewelle₹despite a firm trend in overseas markets. Silver followed suit and cracked below the ₹38,000-mark by plunging ₹700 to ₹37,450 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

04:52:54 on 13 Nov

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Four people have died due to dengue in Chennai while 170 cases were reported in the city as of October. Tackling the menace with the onset of the monsoon is the challenge for the Chennai Corporation. Speaking to TNM, Madhusudhanan Reddy, the Deputy Commissioner for Health in Chennai Corporation said that the focus is on eliminating the breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

04:40:03 on 13 Nov

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Asserting that the truth has a way of coming out, the Congress alleged that "dictated interviews" and "manufactured lies" cannot "suppress the Rafale scam." The nation needs a "fair investigation' on the fighter jet deal, Congress spokesperson claimed. He was responding to Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier's interview on the Rafale fighter jet contract.

04:31:59 on 13 Nov

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Cyclone Gaja which is slowly heading towards the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu is predicted to intensify into sever category in next 24 hours. It is now located at about 740 km east-northeast of the city and expected to cross coastal Tamil Nadu in the afternoon of November 15, the India Meteorological Department said Tuesday.

04:25:23 on 13 Nov

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Committee for Monitoring and Strengthening SCs/STs in Karnataka & Karnataka Dalita Mahila Vedike (KDMV), will submit the Karnataka State Report on the Implementation of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act-1989), for the year 2017, to the government. The organisations will also seek the government's active intervention in curtailing atrocities against SC/ST communities.

04:23:06 on 13 Nov

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A rulebook to settle disputes in the hotly contested South China Sea should be finished in three years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday, insisting his nation does not seek "hegemony or expansion". Li's comments appeared to be the first clear timeframe for finishing the code of conduct.

04:10:02 on 13 Nov

The Supreme Court today agreed to review in open court its own order ending Sabarimala temple's ban on women of menstrual age. The court will hear 49 petitions challenging the ruling on January 22.
More than a dozen women tried to access the shrine but failed, even with heavy police escort, to come anywhere near the courtyard of the shrine.

04:09:37 on 13 Nov

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Indian Space Research Organisation is scheduled to launch the communication satellite GSAT-29, on November 14. Despite initial concerns by ISRO that the cyclonic storm 'Gaja' might hinder the launch of the satellite, ISRO officials have now confirmed that the launch will go ahead as scheduled. This is the fifth launch by ISRO this year.

03:55:01 on 13 Nov

Kerala High Court orally observed that the Kerala police’s decision to require police-issued vehicle passes for the upcoming Mandala-Makaravilaku pilgrimage, scheduled to begin on November 17, does not violate any laws. In hearing his plea, the High Court questioned how mandating vehicle passes violated any traditions or religious beliefs, or the right to exercise them.

03:52:33 on 13 Nov

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“What can I say except that this is God's sentence," is how Sanalkumar's wife Viji responded when she was told about the death of DySP Harikumar, who had pushed her husband onto a speeding car at Neyyattinkara on November 5 night. She was in the midst of a prayer and fast protest at Kodangavila, where Sanalkumar was killed, demanding the arrest of the culprit immediately.

03:40:37 on 13 Nov

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The Supreme Court has begun its in-chamber hearing of the review petitions challenging its verdict allowing entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple. The court has said it will begin hearing writ petitions only after orders on the review pleas. The Kerala HC, meanwhile, took suo moto cognisance of the violence at Sabarimala Temple.

03:37:52 on 13 Nov

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After the five accused in the Salem train heist have been in the CB-CID custody for 14 days, they were lodged in the Puzhal prison. The interrogations have revealed their plans and execution of the heist in which they looted around Rs 5.78 crore. The arrested men have claimed that much of the cash they got became useless due to demonetisation within 3 months of the heist.

03:25:02 on 13 Nov

The first list of 65 candidates released by the Congress has sparked protests in Telangana, with those who were denied a ticket giving a call for shutdown. Of the 65 seats for which candidates have been selected, the party has allotted only 13 to backward classes and leading the charge in the rebel camp is Congress Backward Classes Welfare Association chief R Krishnaiah.

03:17:16 on 13 Nov

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Two men who led different military coups in Fiji are battling for control of the island nation in a general election on Wednesday. Opinion polls indicate Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is poised to win a second term after he first held democratic elections in 2014, eight years after he seized power in a coup.

03:10:02 on 13 Nov

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Cong president Rahul Gandhi launched a counter attack on PM Modi over demonetisation, saying the note ban hurt the poor and benefited the rich wearing "suit-boot". Addressing a rally here ahead of the second phase of polling in the state on November 20, Gandhi also charged the Modi government with ensuring benefit to Anil Ambani's company through the Rafale aircraft deal.

03:09:48 on 13 Nov

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Around midnight, the police from Karnataka's Kodagu district arrived in Madhugiri and arrested journalist Santosh Thammaiah, who is the editor of right leaning magazine Aseema, for making an inflammatory speech against Prophet Mohammed and Tipu Sultan. Several Muslim organisations protested outside the Gonikoppa Police Station on November 11 calling for Santosh's arrest.

02:57:01 on 13 Nov

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2 leaders, 2 parties and 2 completely different political strategies are underway in the Telugu states. While Naidu is on a hectic mission to rally all the anti-BJP forces across the nation by even embracing his arch rival Cong, Jagan’s YSRCP chooses to remain equidistant from the two national parties despite facing allegations of arriving at a tacit deal with the BJP.

02:42:24 on 13 Nov

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft has beamed back a stunning image of Jupiter, showing the gas giant’s multitude of colourful, swirling clouds. The image captures a several bright-white ‘pop-up’ clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval, in Jupiter’s dynamic North Temperate Belt.

02:40:02 on 13 Nov

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Six eminent professors have been awarded the Infosys Prize 2018 across different categories of science and research, the software major’s science foundation announced on Tuesday. The annual award includes a pure gold medal, a citation and a prize purse worth $100,000 (or its equivalent in Indian rupees), the Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) said in a statement.

02:31:01 on 13 Nov

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Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth's response to whether the BJP is such a "dangerous party" that certain political parties are working towards forming an anti-BJP alliance had left the reporters confused. "They are thinking so... so it must be so," the 67-year-old actor-politician had said. A day later, the actor's clarification on his remark is equally ambiguous.

02:15:58 on 13 Nov

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North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study released Monday has found, raising fresh doubts over US President Donald Trump's signature foreign policy initiative. Researchers say the bases, which are scattered across country, are located in underground facilities tunneled in narrow mountain valleys.

02:11:36 on 13 Nov

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The Kerala HC has taken suo moto cognisance of the violence at Sabarimala after the SC opened the gates of the shrine to women of all age groups. It has also sought an explanation from the Travancore Devaswom Board. With hardly six days left for the commencement of pilgrimage, it is going to be an uphill task for authorities to put in place all amenities at the temple.

02:10:01 on 13 Nov

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The Karnataka govt filed a fresh plea in the Supreme Court challenging the validity of the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal’s decision limiting the allocation of water to 5.40 tmcft to the state and allowing surplus water to flow into the sea. The state govt also stated that the tribunal’s order was contrary to the decision of the SC in the Cauvery water dispute case.

01:56:01 on 13 Nov

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SC will on Monday hear 2002 Gujarat riots victim Zakia Jafri's petition challenging clean chit to PM Narendra Modi. The HC had last year upheld a Special Investigation Team's clean chit to Modi and others on allegations of a "larger conspiracy" in the riots. Zakia Jafri is the widow of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri who was among the 69 people massacred in the riots.

01:55:30 on 13 Nov

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As Thugs Of Hindostan completes its run at the theatres, Aamir Khan is gearing up for his next ambitious project - the much talked about Mahabharata. The 53-year-old actor will reportedly fly off to the US soon to begin work on the seven-part web-series. Aamir Khan will also reportedly be in charge of assembling the cast and begin recruiting for the web-series.

01:40:02 on 13 Nov

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So what is the conflict/contention between the Modi government and the RBI? Why are both of them at each other’s throats, so publicly, using such vituperative language and tweets? Let’s look at this conflict/contention. Perhaps the RBI should not have surprised the Modi government by slashing the dividend from the budgeted Rs 66,000 cr to Rs 30,000 cr last year.

01:25:01 on 13 Nov

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As the air quality in the national capital remained severe, a Supreme Court Judge on Tuesday said he cannot even go for his morning walk, airing his concern to the government's law officer. Justice Arun Mishra said: "So much pollution in Delhi I can't go for walk in the morning." Delhi's air quality started deteriorating a day after Diwali to "severe-plus".

01:22:01 on 13 Nov

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SC has fixed December 4 for the final hearing of Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi's plea against Delhi HC order for re-opening of their income tax assessments for 2011-12 relating to Associated Journals Ltd, National Herald. There is no stay on IT notice on them. SC bench headed by Justice AK Sikri will be hearing the case.

01:00:57 on 13 Nov

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Pink slips on Electronic Voting Machines for the Telangana assembly elections has the Congress seeing red. Because pink is the colour of K Chandrashekhar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi, which has ruled the state since its birth in 2014. The Congress, which leads an alliance of four parties for the elections, is the K Chandrashekhar Rao-led TRS’ main rival in the state.

12:55:01 on 13 Nov

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An RTI query has revealed that most ministers of the LDF government have failed to produce bills for the expenditure incurred on their overseas trips. Ever since the government has come to power, 15 ministers went on 40 foreign trips, but only five have submitted the bills of their air tickets. In all, they have submitted bills worth Rs 11 lakh.

12:44:04 on 13 Nov

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday announced that it has selected 20 research teams worldwide - including experts from India and those of Indian origin -- who will work towards how misinformation spreads and what additional steps the mobile messaging platform could take to curb fake news. WhatsApp received proposals from over 600 research teams around the world.

12:26:01 on 13 Nov

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The Kerala government is likely to convene an all-party meeting to discuss various matters relating to the Sabarimala temple, which has been rocked by the issue of entry of women in the menstrual age, ahead of the annual pilgrim season commencing this week. The hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala opens on November 17 for the two-month long season.

12:10:02 on 13 Nov

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Former Andhra Pradesh minister C Ramachandraiah, who resigned from the Congress as he was displeased with Congress’s alliance with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), will join the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) on Tuesday. He will be joining the YSRCP in the presence of party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy in Vizianagaram during Jagan’s padayatra.

12:01:08 on 13 Nov

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Emraan Hashmi took to Twitter on Monday to share the first poster of his forthcoming film Cheat India. Directed by Soumik Sen, who was also behind the Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla-starrer 2014 film Gulaab Gang, Cheat India is a commentary on India’s education system. Co-produced by T-Series and Emraan, the film’s shoot was wrapped up earlier in September this year.

11:48:01 on 13 Nov

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The CBI has invoked sections relating to terror charges under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, or UAPA, against the accused in the killing of rationalist and anti-superstition activist Dr Narendra Dabholkar in 2013. In a report submitted to a Pune court Monday, the CBI invoked the UAPA’s Section 15, which defines a “terrorist act”.

11:41:58 on 13 Nov

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The SC bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph adjourned the hearing on the fresh four petitions regarding the entry of menstruating women between the ages of 10 and 50 years to the Sabarimala Temple. The 49 review pleas are scheduled to be heard in chambers at 3 PM on today. Earlier the Bench has turned down the request for an open court hearing.

11:36:24 on 13 Nov

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DySP B Harikumar, accused in the Neyyattinkara murder case, has allegedly committed suicide. He was found hanging at his neighbour's house on Tuesday morning. He was accused of pushing 32-year-old Sanalkumar in front of a moving car following a minor scuffle on November 5. The case was transferred to IG Sreejith after Sanal's family sought a probe by an IPS officer.

11:29:21 on 13 Nov

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Over 500 women belonging to the traditionally barred age group have registered for 'darshan' at Sabarimala, when it opens for the Mandala-Makkaravillakku pilgrim season starting from November 17. The bookings have been made through police online portal which got underway from October 30, police said. Since booking on the police site is free, there is no payment gateway.

11:24:18 on 13 Nov

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Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar, who died on Monday, will be cremated this afternoon with full state honours. "A state funeral with 21-gun salute and a guard of honour will be accorded to the mortal remains of Ananth Kumar," said an official. Narendra Modi, M Venkaiah Naidu, Rajnath Singh are expected to attend the funeral.

11:20:59 on 13 Nov

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In the Rafale jet deal, which is at the centre of a massive political controversy in an election year, French Jet-maker Dassault has broken his silence on Rahul Gandhi's allegations on the offset deal. "We chose Ambani by ourselves. We already have 30 partners other than Reliance," Dassault CEO Eric Trappier told news agency ANI in a detailed interview.

11:12:19 on 13 Nov

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The SC has begun hearing writ petitions seeking a review of its decision to allow the entry of women in the age group of 10-50 years into the Sabarimala. As the hearings began, a lawyer sought to file a fresh affidavit by a tantri, asking for an open court hearing. Reacting to the same, the CJI said: “You are being unfair to us. Beyond that, we don't want to say anything.”

11:03:12 on 13 Nov

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The Avengers and X-Men have united in paying tribute to Stan Lee, the creator of several iconic Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and the X-Men, who died Monday at the age of 95. Captain America actor Chris Evans, Hulk star Mark Ruffalo and Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr, were some of the stars to pay tribute to Lee on social media.

10:59:42 on 13 Nov

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CM N Chandrababu Naidu has asserted that he took the responsibility of uniting all the anti-BJP parties at the national level to get a favourable govt at the Centre so as to get justice to the State as well as the nation. “If the BJP forms govt at the Centre again, the State will not get justice. The present BJP govt is doing a grave injustice to the State,’’ the CM said.

10:38:21 on 13 Nov

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Top actor Rajinikanth, who is expected to foray into politics, said Monday that the implementation of the demonetization exercise by the Centre was flawed. The Tamil superstar, when asked about his view on the impact of demonetization vis-a-vis its second anniversary, told reporters that "the implementation was flawed. It is a matter that should be discussed in detail."

10:25:02 on 13 Nov

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Over 1,000 fireworks manufacturing units in Sivakasi and other parts of the country have announced an indefinite closure, beginning Monday, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s order imposing restrictions on the industry. The Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers’ Association said that the SC's interim order had jeopardised the normal functioning of the industry.

10:10:01 on 13 Nov

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Vidya Krishnan, former health editor at The Hindu has accused Gaurav Sawant, executive editor at India Today, for allegedly molesting her in 2003 during a reporting trip in Beas. Sawant denied the allegations and called them “irresponsible, baseless, and completely false.” Thanking his family, friends and viewers, he wrote on Twitter that he “will take full legal action”.

09:57:02 on 13 Nov

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As a part of its crackdown on colleges that indulge in malpractice during examinations, Anna University is most likely to cancel the affiliation of one of the engineering colleges. The recommendation to cancel the affiliation comes from the Controller of Examinations, who found that the college in question has been involved in mass impersonation during the semester exam.

09:41:01 on 13 Nov

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Cyclone Gaja is likely to cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Cuddalore district and Pamban, in Ramanathapuram district, in the forenoon of Thursday On Monday evening, the cyclonic storm lay over the Bay of Bengal, about 720 km east-northeast of Chennai and 800 km east-northeast of Nagapattinam. It is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the open seas.

09:26:02 on 13 Nov

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An event organised by Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Bagga, meant to press for restrictions on the entry of women inside Sabarimala temple, has put the party in a spot for using posters with staged photos of an RSS worker who has been arrested. The man in the poster, 39-year-old RSS worker Rajesh R Kurup, was arrested on November 5 for staging photographs of the “attack”.

09:11:01 on 13 Nov

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Jabir Moti, an alleged "henchman" in underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's organised crime syndicate, will stand trial in March next year in his extradition case on money laundering and extortion charges brought by the US authorities, a Westminster Magistrates' Court judge in London said on Monday. Moti was arrested from a London hotel in 2005 following an FBI investigation.

08:57:01 on 13 Nov

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Tamil Nadu on alert, braces for cyclone

With the Met officials predicting heavy rainfall accompanied by gales, as the cyclone Gaja crosses Tamil Nadu coast, the state government put its machinery on high alert and stationed about 30,500 rescue personnel on standby. Arrangements have been made for food and shelter at relief centres to accommodate those living in the low lying areas.

08:41:02 on 13 Nov

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It was in 2001 that Karan Johar's family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham had hit the big screens. Of all the characters of the blockbuster film, it was Kareena Kapoor Khan's Poo that has lived on for nearly two decades now. And for ones who continue to swear by Poo, here's a news that will get them more than elated. Kareena is all set to recreate the magic of Poo.

08:26:02 on 13 Nov

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