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It’s now generally accepted that as AI advances into fields of work that were formerly considered skilled labour, a huge number of manual and white collar jobs are likely to disappear. These are the kinds of jobs that require learning and applying patterns, unemotional calculation and mechanistic problem solving. Think: medical diagnosis, legal contracts and engineering.

07:55:01 on 21 Sep

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Describing Justice (retired) CY Somayajulu Commission report as a face-saving exercise for Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, APCC chief N Raghuveera Reddy took exception to the clean chit given to the CM. The APCC chief said the CM’s presence there at that time was the reason for the stampede, but the report seems to have overlooked it.

07:40:02 on 21 Sep

SC seeks case diary on Maoist plot

The Supreme Court asked the Maharashtra government to hand over the case diary to learn how the investigation into the riots in Bhima-Koregaon village expanded into the discovery of a “Maoist plot on the life of a sovereign head,” leading to a crackdown and the arrests of rights activists across the country.

07:25:01 on 21 Sep

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The Congress high command wants no threats to the JD(S)-Congress coalition government, from outside or within. State leaders who met AICC president, have been asked to do everything they can to keep the HD Kumaraswamy-led government floating. The state leaders also handed over a list of four names for the upcoming bypolls to the K'taka Legislative Council.

07:10:01 on 21 Sep

A report released by Niti Aayog shows that Andhra Pradesh has the third highest number of suicides in the country and Telangana state, the fifth highest. TS has also reported many cases of stroke but less than AP. The total number of ischemic heart disease (IHD), stroke, COPD, diabetes, cancer, and suicides reported from TS is less than AP for the year 2016-17.

06:55:02 on 21 Sep

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Gun House, a century-old structure located near the Mysuru palace, will once again house a heritage hotel. A puja was performed to start the renovation work on Wednesday and a renowned architect has been given the task of converting the structure into a multi-cuisine restaurant. Gun House once housed the armoury of British soldiers guarding Mysuru Maharajas.

06:40:01 on 21 Sep

The first-of-its-kind national sex offenders’ registry launched on Thursday has names and details of some 4.4 lakh people convicted for various sexual offences across the country.
The database is for those convicted for sexual offences 2005 onwards. It includes name, address, photograph and fingerprint details of the convict.

06:25:01 on 21 Sep

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Rythu Bandhu scheme has landed in trouble, thanks to early polls. The state govt readied Rs 5K crore to give 58 lakh farmers in November but Opposition parties have objected to the distribution of cash just ahead of the polling, fearing that it would influence voters. They have decided to approach the EC against the distribution of cash to beneficiaries before polling.

06:10:01 on 21 Sep

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Deputy Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on Thursday flew the first Rafale fighter jet manufactured by Dassault Aviation for India, official sources said. Nambiar, who reached Paris four days ago, flew the aircraft in France to assess its efficacy, they said. He is in France to also assess the progress in the production of Rafale jets by Dassault Aviation.

05:55:03 on 21 Sep

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will receive the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna on September 25, the Sports Ministry announced Thursday. The list was already out but the ministry made it official on Thursday. Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra was among 20 sportspersons picked for the Arjuna Awards.

05:25:01 on 21 Sep

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Anushka Sharma receives Smita Patil award

Anushka Sharma who has received the Smita Patil award for the best actor said it validates the choices that she has made so far in her career. The actor, who is gearing up for the release of her film Sui Dhaaga, made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi in 2008. She thanked all the writers and directors for playing a key role in her successful journey.

04:55:02 on 21 Sep

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Just when we were beginning to think that the pantsuit was fizzing out, Bollywood celebs are again proving that there's no getting over them anytime soon. This spring-summer, pantsuits have undoubtedly been the hottest style trend, and thanks to the celebs, they have been leaving no stone unturned to sport one after the other stylish looks and set style goals for us all.

04:25:02 on 21 Sep

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People who walk just 35 minutes a day or participate in light to moderate physical activity, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive. While exercise benefits health in many ways, research suggests that even simply getting in a small amount of physical activity each week may have a big impact later by possibly reducing the severity of a stroke.

03:55:01 on 21 Sep

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First came the heart-warming story that Twitter users had raised Rs 57 lakh for the family of sewage worker Anil, who died due to asphyxiation. The new claimants have emerged for the funds, who say that the original beneficiary, Anil’s wife Rani, isn’t his wife at all. According to reports, Anil’s parents claim Rani is, in fact, his maternal aunt, not his wife.

03:25:02 on 21 Sep

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Film directors love captive audiences. So, when Glen Weiss won the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for his work directing the Oscars ceremony, he segued from his acceptance speech directly into proposing to his girlfriend Jan Svendsen.
As Svendsen made her way to the stage, the entire audience rose to its feet to give them a rousing applause.

02:55:01 on 21 Sep

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Muharram marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year but it is a period of mourning where Muslim Shia community commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the son of Hazrat Ali and grandson of Prophet Muhammad. Similar to last year, Ashura and Dussehra will be celebrated consecutively this year too. Both events in the history marked the battle of similar virtues.

02:27:02 on 21 Sep

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Where the Hearth is

Mumbai design studio atArchitecture is the winner of the Building Trust International’s Affordable Housing Design Challenge 2018. A non-profit organisation, the trust that looks at design solutions for urban issues took up Phnom Penh as a site for intervention. Like all developing cities around the world, Cambodia’s capital is no stranger to unregulated growth. With rapid urbanisation comes chaos and poor planning, and Special Economic Zones are often found to exclude people in their plans.

01:57:01 on 21 Sep

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In the imagination of every audiophile, there’s a pair of “endgame” headphones that finally ease our worried minds. Headphones that transcend technical nitpicking and just make us want to listen. Call them zero-FOMO headphones. I have reviewed only two such examples: Focal’s $3,400 Utopia and Sennheiser’s $1,700 HD800 S.

01:27:01 on 21 Sep

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It recently emerged that Meghan has been secretly going to a community mosque to cook with victims affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and has put her name to a book of recipes created in the Hubb Community Kitchen. In the new book, all the recipes have been created by the cooks who support not only residents affected by the Grenfell fire but others in the community.

12:55:02 on 21 Sep

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Amal Neerad and Fahad Fasil have teamed up after four years and the result is Varathan, a visual treat. Varathan has got most of the things right in it: in addition to being a thriller, it has an emotional angle as well, which is sure to attract family audiences. It has narrated one of the relevant issues of society in a simple yet gripping manner.

12:26:58 on 21 Sep

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India’s tepid performance in the opening match against Hong Kong would have yanked Kohli away from whatever else he was doing to ponder on what else/more needs to be done with his team to get it in prime form leading into the World Cup. The Indian skipper has been rested for the Asia Cup, a subject of much rancour between the BCCI and the tournament’s TV broadcasters.

12:25:01 on 21 Sep

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Going crazy over kappa

Before the long display of the beloved Kappa begins, there are artistic representations of traditional life, cows, farmers and green life. Little children toddling find it most fun to go and touch the cow’s replica at the entrance of the National Kappa (Tapioca) Festival going on at the Kanakakunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram.

11:55:01 on 20 Sep

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That the movie began with a wedding and a song is no surprise. The title is Mangalyam Thanthunanena, a wedding song from another movie that too began with a wedding – Bangalore Days. Even as it comes from an award-winning woman director, 'Mangalyam Thanthunanena', is on the stereotypical dead theme of a husband cribbing about a marriage because he is supposed to.

11:25:02 on 20 Sep

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Just over a month into its seven-year mission to touch the Sun, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has beamed back the first-light data from each of its four instrument suites, the US space agency said. On September 9, Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe's the only imager on the probe -- door was opened, allowing the instrument to take the first images during its journey to the Sun.

10:57:02 on 20 Sep

You’ve been planning a holiday for eons now. The thought of getting away from the boredom of daily life is an opportunity you wouldn’t miss for the world but if you’re taking a vacation abroad, there’s more than one thing you need to be careful about, especially jet lag, that is a likelihood every time you travel from one time zone to another.

10:40:01 on 20 Sep

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Security analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra was arrested by the Delhi police on Thursday, 20 September, for allegedly making derogatory remarks against the Sun Temple at Konark in Odisha.In a video uploaded on social media on Saturday, 15 September, Iyer-Mitra was seen criticising the 13th century temple, in what seems to be a satirical video.

10:25:01 on 20 Sep

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Anushka Sharma has surely been notching up the style metre with her stunning appearances for the promotions of her upcoming film Sui Dhaaga. Keeping with the 'Made in India' theme of the film, she has been showcasing a range of beautiful outfits that highlight Indian handlooms. With her latest saree look, she has given you reasons to crush on Indian fabrics all over again.

10:10:02 on 20 Sep

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The Supreme Court said there cannot be a blanket ban on media reporting in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case where several women were allegedly raped and sexually abused over time. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta vacated the August 23 order of the Patna HC which had imposed a ban on media reporting about the investigations in the case.

09:57:01 on 20 Sep

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Self-styled godman Nithyananda is once again making headlines for an outrageous claim that he can make monkeys, cows and lions speak Sanskrit and Tamil. In the video clip, Nithyananda, who is sporting a beard, rust-coloured robes and holding a silver staff, is heard making tall claims and promises before audience that is cheering and applauding wildly after his statements.

09:40:02 on 20 Sep

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A month after Carnatic musicians faced hate and abuse online for singing devotional songs for religions other than Hinduism, TM Krishna and several others issued a statement on Wednesday against the attack on expression of classical music in India. The statement was signed by 175 people, including activists, eminent filmmakers, journalists, historians and other artists.

09:25:01 on 20 Sep

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Are you unhappy with the way your skin looks and feels right now? Have you been struggling to get rid of dry skin and keep it soft and supple? Did you know that glycerin can help you chase away your skin problems? Glycerine is a colorless and odorless liquid that is derived from plant sources. Here are three easy ways to make glycerine a part of your beauty routine.

09:10:01 on 20 Sep

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Director Anurag Kashyap, in response to his film Manmarziyaan being edited after a complaint was filed against it, has lashed out at distributor Eros on Twitter. In a sarcastic message posted on Thursday, the filmmaker wrote that by removing an objectionable scene from his film - presumably without his approval - all the problems of Punjab have been solved.

08:55:02 on 20 Sep

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The IMD issued a cyclone alert for Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The IMD said a depression over west-central and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours. Heavy to very heavy rain was predicted at a few places over Odisha and extremely heavy downpour at isolated places over south Odisha and north coastal AP.

08:40:01 on 20 Sep

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Actor-turned-politician Karunas has been booked by the Chennai city police for a controversial speech he made in Chennai, which has now gone viral on social media. This comes hours after the MLA from Thiruvadanai, Ramanathapuram district ‘expressed regret’ for his remarks. Speaking to a Tamil news channel, Karunas said that his intention was not to hurt any community.

08:25:02 on 20 Sep

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16-year-old Sree, who was assigned male at birth, was found dead in their house in Kolar district’s KGF town and the teen was wearing their mother’s clothes at the time of death. Sree’s parents denied that their ‘son’ had any issues regarding their gender or sexuality, police believe that Sree may have been scared to talk to their friends and family about these issues.

08:10:02 on 20 Sep

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There was chaos outside Hyderabad’s Yashoda hospital on Wednesday evening as just hours ago 20-year-old Madhavi had been rushed for critical care treatment after having been attacked by her own father for allegedly marrying a man of her own choice. West Zone DCP Srinivas AR addressed the media and stated that the man's intention was mainly to attack his daughter.

07:55:02 on 20 Sep

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Amazon has said that Telangana is among the top 10 states for the company. Telangana, according to the company, has become one of the largest states in terms of purchase of smartphones and has seen a growth rate of about 50% year-on-year. With about 50 fulfillment centres in India, Amazon hopes to fulfill the needs of customers, this upcoming festive season.

07:40:01 on 20 Sep

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Protesting against the absence of permanent teachers to teach in Santali in schools, a tribal organisation has decided to hit the streets in the city. Santali as medium of instruction in the State-run schools of West Bengal was announced a few years ago. The state Board has been conducting Class X board examination in Santhali using Ol Chiki scripts.

07:25:02 on 20 Sep

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The push for EV does not mean the Centre will discourage the existing diesel and petrol vehicle manufacturing sector, Union Minister of Heavy Industry and Public Sector Enterprises Anant G Geete said. He spoke at the Third Catalyst Conference on Growth in E-Vehicle Industry, a preliminary event organised at Chandragupta Maurya Playground in Jayanagar.

07:10:02 on 20 Sep

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The government has raised interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, by up to 0.4 per cent for the October-December quarter, in line with rising deposit rates in the banks. The interest rate for the five-year term deposit, recurring deposit Senior Citizens Savings Scheme has been raised to 7.8, 7.3 and 8.7 per cent, respectively.

06:56:01 on 20 Sep

Ten maulanas from various masajid across Goa conducted Quran Khawani for quick recovery of ailing CM Manohar Parrikar. The Goa CM is currently being treated at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for advanced pancreatic related ailments. several public prayers in temples and the Central church in Panaji had also been conducted some time back for Mr. Parrikar

06:41:02 on 20 Sep

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One of India’s top industrial conglomerates, the Aditya Birla Group has decided to sell its supermarkets chain ‘More’ and the buyers are Samara, an Indian equity fund and Amazon, the US ecommerce giant betting big on India. The unofficial figure being quoted for the deal is Rs 42 billion of which Rs 40 billion will be debts on the books of ABRL, the holding company.

06:26:01 on 20 Sep

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of rape by a nun in Kerala, has been temporarily relieved of his pastoral responsibilities by the Vatican.
"The Holy Father has received the request of Rt. Rev. Bishop Franco Mulakkal to be temporarily relieved of his pastoral responsibilities in the Diocese of Jullundur," the Catholic Bishop Conference of India said in a statement.

06:15:46 on 20 Sep

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There seems to be a new twist to the ongoing political drama in Karnataka with state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa saying that BJP will release documents related to corrupt activities involving the H D Deve Gowda family. Minutes after CM H D Kumaraswamy lambasted the BJP, former chief minister and one-time ally Yeddyurappa said BJP leaders will release these documents.

06:11:01 on 20 Sep

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RSS fully supports reservation: Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that reservation provided for in the Constitution should stay till the groups benefiting from quotas think these were required. This outreach on the final day of his three-day lecture series here marked a contrast with his statement in September 2015, when he had called for a committee to examine who all needed reservation and for how long.

05:56:01 on 20 Sep

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The shock over the brutal murder of Pranay, a 24-year-old Dalit man from Miryalaguda, was yet to die down when another such attack took place in Hyderabad. This time, the assailant is the young woman's father, who slashed her newlywed husband and nearly amputated her arm. He has survived the attack while Madhavi is currently in hospital, battling for her life.

05:41:01 on 20 Sep

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K'taka CM HD Kumaraswamy dropped a bombshell, claiming that the BJP was planning to use “military logistics” to poach Congress and JDS MLAs to topple his govt in the state. Launching a scathing attack on state BJP president BS Yeddyurappa, he said that the desperate BJP was using every trick in the book to engineer mass defections from the coalition to form its government.

05:26:02 on 20 Sep

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Man sets himself on fire in Hyderabad

A man identified as Srikanth allegedly attempted suicide by self-immolation in Santhosh Nagar. The locals rushed to his rescue and shifted him to the Osmania General Hospital, where he is being treated. It is learnt that Srikanth had a love marriage three years ago. Recently, his wife's parents allegedly forcibly took his wife to their home.

05:11:01 on 20 Sep

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The controversy around newly-elected DUSU President Ankiv Baisoya’s alleged fake degree deepened after the Thiruvalluvar University, where Baisoya claimed to have graduated from, denied his admission and confirmed that the degree certificate is fake.The NSUI has now written to the DU’s VC on student leader Ankiv Baisoya’s fake degree submission to get admission in DU.

04:57:01 on 20 Sep

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What do you do when the institution that is supposed to protect you decides to malign, threaten and ostracise you for demanding justice? You fight back. Even if the said institution is the all-powerful Christian church. That is what the five nuns who’ve asked for the arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal firmly believe in.

04:56:01 on 20 Sep

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Train services between Bengaluru and coastal Karnataka and parts of Kerala, which were cancelled multiple landslides following heavy rains, will resume from September 30, South Western Railway officials stated. The train services were partially or fully cancelled after over 100 landslides were reported since mid-August following heavy rains.

04:41:01 on 20 Sep

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The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan will meet in New York, the government announced today, after Pakistan PM Imran Khan's letter to PM Narendra Modi. "A meeting will take place between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pak counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on UNGA sidelines" Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

04:27:32 on 20 Sep

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The Commission of Inquiry looking into the death of Jayalalithaa has written to the CS and the Raj Bhavan, asking them to provide more information on the former CM’s hospitalisation in 2016. Justice (Retd.) A. Arumughaswamy’s letter, sent to CS Girija Vaidyanathan, had 4 questions, while the one sent to the Additional Chief Secretary to the Governor, R. Rajagopal, had 7.

04:26:02 on 20 Sep

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The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan will meet in New York, the government announced today, after Pakistan PM Imran Khan's letter to PM Narendra Modi. "A meeting will take place between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pak counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on UNGA sidelines" Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

04:25:22 on 20 Sep

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Two motorcyclists who were trying to cross the road were killed when they crammed their vehicle into an RTC bus near Armoor town of Nizamabad district. The motorcyclists Yogesh and Sunil are residents of Subhash Nagar colony of Armoor town. The impact of collision was such that the duo were flung to a distance of over 10 m and both died on the spot.

04:11:02 on 20 Sep

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Nearly three months after the nun made the rape allegation, Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal was interrogated at the Tripunithura Crime Branch SP Office for more than seven hours on Wednesday. While it is perhaps for the first time that a bishop was subjected to such a marathon questioning in Kerala, the police said the interrogation would continue on Thursday.

03:57:01 on 20 Sep

Regunta Gattaiah died on September 19; his fight against his burn injuries lasting exactly a week. The pawn was sacrificed in his king's bid to win the electoral battle in Telangana. On 12 September, Gattaiah, a close follower of TRS MLA, Nallala Odelu, attempted self-immolation and also tried to set on fire the TRS MP from Peddapalli, Balka Suman.

03:41:02 on 20 Sep

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The Centre should, for the time being, put on hold its policy of allowing oil companies to fix fuel prices, Tamil Nadu Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said on Wednesday. Asked whether petroleum products should be brought within the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said that should be decided by the GST Council.

03:26:01 on 20 Sep

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The BSNL office in Karimangar town had a rare visitor in the early hours on September 20 making the department call for the help of the Police and Forest officials. According to forest officials, a wild black bear strayed from the nearby hillocks and sneaked into the BSNL office, located in the heart of the town giving a rude shock to the staff.

03:12:02 on 20 Sep

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Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem on Thursday broke a two-decade-old world record for best bowling figures in List A cricket, with an incredible haul of 8/10 against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy here. Left-armer Nadeem, who has been knocking on the doors of the Indian team for a while now, ran through the Rajasthan batting to end a sensational spell.

03:11:11 on 20 Sep

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The Supreme Court Thursday extended by three months the deadline given to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to complete the probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said the probe should be completed in three months. The apex court had in March given the ED a six-month deadline to complete the probe in the case.

02:56:01 on 20 Sep

A cross-section of fishermen in Ennore has raised concern over a pipeline being laid by the Indian Oil Corporation Limited across the wetlands of Ennore creek that has been ordered by the National Green Tribunal to be cleared of fly ash and remediated. IOCL is laying a LNG pipeline connecting Kamarajar Port and Manali Industrial Estate.

02:41:01 on 20 Sep

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The government asked the civil aviation regulator to file a report into the mid-air scare onboard a Jet Airways flight that left at least 30 passengers bleeding from their noses. In a brief statement, the MoCA also said that the crew of the Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur on which the incident was reported was being de-rostered.

02:26:01 on 20 Sep

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Arrangements are being made to completely vacate the dilapidated and crumbling heritage building and relocate the patients to the safer non-heritage buildings of the Osmania General Hospital, stated the superintendent of the hospital. Presently, only the first and ground floor of the hospital have patients.

02:11:03 on 20 Sep

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India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup with an acute back injury and Deepak Chahar is likely to be his replacement. Pandya not taking further part in the tournament was expected after he was stretchered off the field during the group league encounter against Pakistan.

02:04:26 on 20 Sep

228 staff in secretariat expressed their disagreement to the salary challenge to deduct one-month salary to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. Saturday is the last day to inform the disagreement in the salary challenge. However, various labour unions under the opposition claim that 40% of people from all over Kerala will abstain from the salary challenge.

01:57:01 on 20 Sep

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After the warriors of Thugs of Hindostan, it’s the villain of the drama who was introduced today. Yash Raj Films shared the motion poster of Lloyd Owen who plays the villain John Clive in the magnum opus. Clive comes across as barbaric which makes it clear that the gang of thugs including Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh is not going to have it easy.

01:40:01 on 20 Sep

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Online retailer Flipkart has lofty plans for its financial technology business as it looks to battle it out with Amazon and Paytm. The company has added a cardless credit line feature ahead of its annual flagship sales next month, targeting an estimated 45 million people on its platform not having access to formal credit. The credit line will have a limit of Rs 60,000.

01:25:01 on 20 Sep

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The Bharatiya Janata Party is unlikely to appoint a new CM in Goa to replace the ailing Manohar Parrikar, sources said after Amit Shah met a delegation of state leaders to take stock of the situation. Sources said there is no threat to the BJP-led government in the state and the alliance is intact. It is unlikely the party will change the leadership immediately.

01:10:03 on 20 Sep

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In a boost to Karnataka's industrial output, the state govt has earmarked nine districts in which programs will be implemented to manufacture items like solar power goods, LED lights, sanitary goods, etc as part of its ‘Compete with China’ scheme. As part of the initiative, the state govt has identified nine districts to foster innovation and product diversification.

12:57:01 on 20 Sep

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan has written to PM Narendra Modi seeking resumption of dialogue between the two neighbours at the UN General Assembly meets later this month in New York. In his letter, Khan asked the PM Modi to green light a meeting between external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN meet.

12:41:48 on 20 Sep

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Can puppets have a sexual orientation? Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman said that he wrote Bert and Ernie’s relationship, long a subject of fond, tongue-in-cheek speculation, to be that of “a loving couple.” According to Saltzman, during his 15-year tenure with the show, he modelled Bert and Ernie after his own romantic relationship with the late Arnold Glassman.

12:40:03 on 20 Sep

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Caste prejudice thriving in Telangana?

Sandeep and Madhavi fell in love five years ago. While she hailed from a Brahmin family, her husband was Dalit. A case of attempt to murder has been filed against Manohar Chary, Madhavi's father. Though Madhavi's father claims he's not against inter-caste marriages, experts and activists have reasons to believe caste pride is ruining lives of many in the State.

12:25:01 on 20 Sep

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun several times, appeared before the probe team for a second consecutive day today. The 54-year-old clergyman was grilled for seven hours at the crime branch office in Thrippunitura near Kochi on Wednesday. If the bishop does not give clear answers to the cops on Thursday, he could be arrested sources said.

12:12:13 on 20 Sep

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In a trial run, a passenger flight landed at the Kannur airport on Thursday. Air India Express Boeing 737 flight, made a trial landing at the Kannur airport. An expert team from Directorate General of Civil Aviation has completed a two-day long inspection by Wednesday evening. The officials carried out the landing inspection on the runway on Thursday morning.

12:10:01 on 20 Sep

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Tiles with images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan must be removed from houses built for the poor under a government welfare scheme, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has ordered. Ahead of elections in Madhya Pradesh later this year, the state government has been asked to remove the tiles and file a compliance report by December 20.

11:57:48 on 20 Sep

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Three members of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists Association, Revathy, Padmapriya and Parvathy, sent a letter to Amma reminding the latter of their decision regarding Dileep’s suspension. The AMMA executive committee had asked for 10 days to consider legal options and give decisions on the various points raised by three members, including suspending Dileep.

11:57:02 on 20 Sep

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After a long gap of 19 years, Mahesh Bhatt is returning to the director’s chair and this time he will be directing his much-talented daughter, Alia Bhatt. Sadak 2 has been announced with the lead cast that includes Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Alia. Pooja and Sanjay were a part of Sadak (1991). Sadak 2 is scheduled to release on March 25, 2020.

11:40:02 on 20 Sep

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In a respite to the common man, the Union Government on Thursday hiked the interest rates of small savings schemes, including National Saving Certificate and Public Provident Fund, for the October-December quarter. The move has come after the latest data from the Reserve Bank of India showed that fresh investments in small savings schemes like post office saving schemes.

11:25:01 on 20 Sep

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Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu alleged that the BJP conspired against the TDP and the TRS from working together in Telangana as part of its plan to drive a wedge between the Telugu-speaking States. Besides, the BJP declared that it had no intention to enter into a truck with the TDP in TS. These tactics proved that the BJP developed hatred towards Andhra Pradesh.

11:10:01 on 20 Sep

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DKS aide ‘reveals’ hawala route

The statements of H Anjaneya, assistant liaison officer of Karnataka Bhavan in New Delhi, before the Income Tax (I-T) department officials in connection with the 2017 raids against Minister D K Shivakumar, have revealed hawala money transportation from Chandni Chowk to AICC office on Akbar Road in New Delhi.

10:57:01 on 20 Sep

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Some people are often called lazy, because of their brains, say researchers who found that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviour. The findings, led by researchers from the University of British Columbia, suggest that our brains may simply be wired to prefer lying on the couch and that human brains work harder to pick physical activity over relaxation.

10:40:01 on 20 Sep

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Personal liberty cannot be sacrificed at the altar of conjecture, SC told the Maharashtra govt, which kept insisting that there was nothing ‘hanky-panky’ in the arrests of rights activists in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case. The bench said that the State should first learn to distinguish between dissent against govt policies and “subversion of law and order.”

10:25:55 on 20 Sep

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Following a directive from the Karnataka HC, the Uttara Kannada district administration on Wednesday took over the Sri Mahabaleshwara temple of Gokarna. For the last 10 years, the temple was under the administration of Sri Ramachandrapur Mutt of Shivamogga and now it has been handed over to the Overseeing Committee headed by Uttara Kannada Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul.

10:25:01 on 20 Sep

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A Jet Airways morning flight had to turn back to Mumbai airport after over 30 passengers suffered bleeding from their nose and ears after the crew failed to maintain cabin pressure. Some passengers even suffered from a severe headache. They are being treated by airport doctors. The flight’s cockpit crew has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation.

10:12:33 on 20 Sep

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Rat fever has been reported in increasing numbers since the flood receded. The state health authorities had expected to see an influx in the number of cases of water and mosquito-borne illnesses, following the deluge in the state. The death toll has reached 59 in the state, as of Thursday morning. Those who are suspected to have contracted rat fever are admitted.

10:10:10 on 20 Sep

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The CCTV recordings of late Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa's stay in the hospital has been overwritten several times automatically, Apollo Hospitals has told the Justice A. Arumughaswamy Commission. The Commission is probing the circumstances leading to hospitalization of Jayalalithaa on September 22, 2016, and the treatment provided to her till her death December 5, 2016

09:57:02 on 20 Sep

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The main accused in Maharaja’s College student Abhimanyu murder case surrendered before the police on Thursday. Aluva native Arif Bin who surrendered to the police is the district secretary of Campus Front. The police said that it was Arif who gave the quotation for murder. The police have already published a lookout notice of the eight accused in the case.

09:54:47 on 20 Sep

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OnePlus 6T name has been confirmed in an official Amazon India listing. The phone will be Amazon exclusive in India, and the ‘Notify Me’ page is now live on the site. It also lists new Type-C Bullets earphones, which will launch alongside the phone. OnePlus 6T is expected to make its debut in the first week of October, though an official launch date has not been confirmed

09:40:01 on 20 Sep

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Polavaram by mid-2019 improbable: CAG

In an embarrassment to the AP govt, the Comptroller and Auditor General’s report, felt the possibility of the completion of Polavaram project by June 2019 “appears improbable” due to the water resources department’s inability to enforce contract conditions, improper planning and delays in finalisation of designs, land acquisition and relief and rehabilitation measures.

09:25:02 on 20 Sep

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Notice seeks action against Sterlite

Anti-Sterlite People’s Movement convener Fatima Babu on Wednesday said she had given a notice of 60 days, under the provisions of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act and the Environment (Protection) Act, to TNPCB to initiate action against alleged violations of norms by the Sterlite Copper plant.

09:10:01 on 20 Sep

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After ordering the BBMP to rid the city of unauthorised flexes and hoardings, the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday rapped the Palike for the increasing number of potholes on Bengaluru’s streets. In a relief to the city’s motorists, the high court n Wednesday said it expected the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike to fill all the potholes in the city by Thursday.

08:57:01 on 20 Sep

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Junior doctors attached to the SVRR Government Hospital at Tirupati on Wednesday went on a flash strike protesting against the delay in submitting of the report by the Special Investigation Team that probed the suicide of junior doctor Shilpa. She alleged sexual harassment by the senior faculty members of the paediatrics wing as the reason for her extreme step.

08:41:02 on 20 Sep

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Varma, the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy, marks the debut of Vikram’s son Dhruv, who will reprise Vijay Devarakonda’s role from the original. Announced last November, the regular shooting of the film, according to reliable sources, began in Kathmandu, in March this year. Six months since the project went on the floors its shoot finally got wrapped up earlier this week.

08:26:01 on 20 Sep

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The Kerala police on Wednesday concluded the interrogation of Bishop Franco Mulakkal accused of raping a nun several times, for the day. The grilling of the Bishop will continue at 11 am Thursday, officials said. Stating that the accused was cooperating with the investigation, the officer said a decision on the arrest would be taken after the interrogation got over.

08:11:01 on 20 Sep

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Pushkaram stampede: Naidu gets clean chit

The Commission of Inquiry into the Godavari pushkaram stampede, in its report submitted to the government, has virtually given a clean chit to Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and his government. The Commission headed by Justice C. Y. Somayajulu concluded that the Chief Minister was not present in the area where the tragedy occurred in which 29 devotees had died.

07:57:01 on 20 Sep

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India ticked all boxes as they clinically decimated Pakistan by eight wickets in a lopsided Asia Cup group league encounter. It was a superlative effort from the bowling unit that saw them shot out Pakistan for a paltry 162 in 43.1 overs before Rohit Sharma (52 off 39 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (46 off 54 balls) added 86 for the opening wicket to ensure a smooth chase.

07:41:01 on 20 Sep

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The Reserve Forest Area in The Nilgiris is now off limits for everyone, including The Nilgiri Wildlife and Environment Association, and will be open only to forest officials discharging their official functions, Madras HC has ruled. The Reserve Forest area is being used for recreational activities, not only by members but by guests of the association members also.

07:25:01 on 20 Sep

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When the Supreme Court scrapped a part of the 157-year-old Section 377 allowing consensual gay sex between adults, Mohan Bhagwat said that the LGBTQ community is very much part of the society and they should not be isolated, his statement got thumbs up from many. He also said that gay rights weren't the only pressing issue which needed to be debated.

07:11:01 on 20 Sep

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Kamal’s party not to contest byelections

Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) will not contest in the byelections to Thiruparankundram and Tiruvarur Assembly constituencies, party leader Kamal Haasan has said. “The party will not contest the two bypolls. It may also not contest the local body elections. It will, however, closely observe the elections,” the actor-turned-politician told reporters.

06:57:01 on 20 Sep

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