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NEET, the common national level entrance exam conducted for admission to medical courses, has been made mandatory for pursuing MBBS medical course abroad. Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had last year approved a proposal of MCI to amend the Screening Test Regulations, 2002, making it mandatory to qualify NEET to pursue foreign medical courses.

04:23:25 on 24 Mar

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Employment, employment, and employment — will be the focus of the Congress’s election campaign, party’s manifesto committee member Sam Pitroda has said, asserting that the country was going through a jobs “crisis”. Mr. Pitroda also said, agrarian distress is also a major issue facing the country and it needs to be addressed

04:12:16 on 24 Mar

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It’s hard to beat the satisfaction of trying a new skincare product and actually seeing results. It’s also hard to shake the temptation of trying a new serum, moisturiser, or whatever else Sephora dropped in your inbox this week. But, unfortunately, switching your skincare products too often may slow your progress with any of them.

04:06:45 on 24 Mar

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Dinesh Karthik wins the toss and he has elected to field first. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is leading the side in the absence of Kane Williamson. Lockie Ferguson makes his debut for KKR and Jonny Bairstow makes his debut for SRH. The average first innings average score at Eden Gardens is 175 and that would be a good score, reckons Michael Clarke in his pitch report.

03:58:04 on 24 Mar

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The BJP cited the rise in Congress president Rahul Gandhi's income between 2004 and 2014 to question its source, claiming he had no ostensible source of income. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad told the media that Gandhi's income had risen from over Rs 55 lakh in 2004 to Rs 9 crore in 2014, and asked how can a mere MP witness such a jump in income.

03:46:57 on 24 Mar

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The Filmfare Awards held on Saturday in Mumbai witnessed a wide variety of stars gracing the event. Apart from enthralling one and all with their performances, actors like Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Katrina Kaif raised the heat at the red carpet with their sartorial picks for the evening. In case you are curious to know who wore what, we have all the details for you.

03:42:11 on 24 Mar

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Ever wondered why politicians in India make a last-minute campaign dash? Well, the answer lies in the mind of Indian voters. Almost 45 per cent voters in India finalise who they are going to vote for at the eleventh hour. Data dive shows that a day before voting, as high as 14 per cent voters go to sleep without having taken a decision.

03:34:02 on 24 Mar

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The next-generation of iPhone — often referred as iPhone 11 — will support reverse wireless charging. The feature would be an improvement to the existing wireless charging features of the new iPhones. Reverse wireless charging is not a brand new feature as it already exists on a number of high-end Android phones.

03:25:29 on 24 Mar

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An Army personnel was killed on Sunday as Pakistani troops continued to violate ceasefire along LoC in J&K Poonch and Rajouri districts for past one week. Identifying the deceased soldier as Sepoy Hari Waker, son of Padma Ram of Rajasthan, sources said that he was seriously injured in unprovoked mortar shelling and firing of small arms by Pak troops in Poonch sector.

03:03:07 on 24 Mar

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Rival captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli expressed their dissatisfaction over the slowness of the Chepauk track as the opening IPL encounter turned out to be damp squib. While RCB were out for 70 in 17.1 overs, CSK scored the runs in 17.4 overs and Dhoni made it clear that he would expect better wickets in the coming games.

02:52:41 on 24 Mar

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today blamed the Uttar Pradesh government over unpaid dues of sugarcane farmers and alleged that "chowkidars" (security guards) are only working for the rich, not for the poor. She shared a media report on Twitter that claimed the dues of sugarcane farmers had crossed Rs. 10,000 crore in the state.

02:47:30 on 24 Mar

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Salman Khan’s Eid release for this year, Bharat, is one film movie maniacs are dying to watch. The big-scaled project has been making news ever since its official announcement last year. The trailer has been locked and will come out in the third week of April, shared Ali Abbas Zafar, the director of Bharat, on his Twitter account on Sunday.

01:57:02 on 24 Mar

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Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav will not campaign for the party in the first phase of the April-May national election. The party today released a list of 40 campaigners-- which included many members of the Yadav family-- but Yadav, who had been removed from the party president post by son Akhilesh Yadav, was not on it.

01:40:02 on 24 Mar

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PUBG Mobile said it has fixed the glitch that blocked users from playing the game for long hours. The bug which surfaced a couple of days ago showed users a “Healthy Gaming System” error and blocked them from playing the game for the next 24 hours. Apart from the time limit bug, PUBG Mobile has also fixed issues related to the payment systems.

01:27:01 on 24 Mar

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The Centre and the state governments are working together to make India TB-free by 2025, ahead of the global target of achieving the goal in 2030, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday. In a series of tweets on the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, he said, the government reaffirms its commitment towards ensuring a TB-free society.

01:15:04 on 24 Mar

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered a probe into reports of abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of two teenage Hindu girls in Sindh province and to take immediate steps for their recovery, Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said today. The two teenaged girls were allegedly kidnapped by a group of men from their home on the eve of Holi.

12:53:55 on 24 Mar

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Every election witnesses defection of leaders from one party to another as they decide to switch loyalties in pursuit of greener pastures. Several leaders continue to shift loyalties to YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRC and the number stood at more than 1,100, party leaders said. In another jolt to the TDP, sitting MLA from P Gannavaram constituency joined the YSRC.

12:42:06 on 24 Mar

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Comeback man David Warner would be the cynosure of all eyes when last year's finalist Sunrisers Hyderabad open their campaign against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders in the 12th Indian Premier League in Kolkata on Sunday. Under Warner's captaincy, Sunrisers won their maiden IPL title in 2016 and in 2017 he was the leading run-getter for his team.

12:38:03 on 24 Mar

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An Army personnel was killed Sunday in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said. They said the cross-border firing started in Shahpur and Kerni areas of Poonch around 5.30 pm Saturday and it continued intermittently through the night. The Indian Army retaliated strongly.

12:21:14 on 24 Mar

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A youth has been arrested for allegedly raping a young woman inside the Cherpulassery area committee office of the CPM in Kerala's Palakkad district last year. The arrested man is 21-year-old P Prakashan, a resident of Thattaruthodi, Puthanalkkal, in Palakkad. The shocking incident and subsequent protests have embarrassed the CPM just ahead of the Lok Sabha election.

12:17:34 on 24 Mar

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Congress' Manipur unit has accused the BJP of putting up an insurgent-backed candidate for a Lok Sabha seat and compromising national integrity in a bid to win the upcoming elections at any cost. The saffron party has rejected this charge by calling it an attempt to malign the party.
BJP's candidate H Shukhopao Mate has been accused of being backed by insurgent groups.

12:13:30 on 24 Mar

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought details from the Indian envoy in Pakistan into the reported abduction of two Hindu teenaged girls and their forcible conversion to Islam on the eve of Holi. In a tweet, Swaraj, while tagging a media report about the incident, said she has asked the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan to send a report on the matter.

12:02:02 on 24 Mar

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Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the political satire collective Aisi Taisi Democracy is busy touring the country with what it calls The Azadi Tour 2019. The “part stand-up comedy, part-musical and part-biting diatribe on socio-political issues” group has released a clip of a song from its tour that focusses on many aspects of the coming polls.

11:49:40 on 24 Mar

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The Samajwadi Party today announced that its chief Akhilesh Yadav will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Azamgarh, while Azam Khan will contest from Rampur. The party also put out its list of star campaigners, which surprisingly did not feature SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. Meanwhile, the BJP will launch ‘Vijay Sankalp Sabha’ today.

11:40:18 on 24 Mar

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The Congress leadership is likely to take a call on an alliance with the AAP, with the party saying Congress president Rahul Gandhi will meet senior leaders to reach a decision. While AAP had recently proposed a 5-2 seat-sharing deal in its favour in Delhi, the grand old party is inclined on a 3-3-1 configuration, with one seat being contested by a joint candidate.

11:25:54 on 24 Mar

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"Mere naam ka matlab akalmand hain (My name means being mindful)," 21-year-old Daanishtha Siddiqui says with a wide grin. She shot the video which showed how at least 25 men from the Hindu Gujjar community brutally attacked her family on Holi in Gurugram's Bhondsi district. Daanishtha believes she saved her family because she began to shoot the mindless violence.

11:17:42 on 24 Mar

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The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, which has for long attacked the DMK for dynastic politics, seems to be following the same route while fielding candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. Among DMK's 20 candidates, six are children of prominent leaders including O Panneerselvam while the AIADMK has allotted four of the 20 seats to wards of party leaders.

11:08:05 on 24 Mar

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s candidacy from south India, apart from Amethi in UP, was planned in advance by the Congress leadership. The only question was the choice between a seat in Kerala or Karnataka. Rahul was not interested in contesting from two seats, but senior leaders made him realise the dangers of depending only on Amethi for a parliamentary seat.

11:02:35 on 24 Mar

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s candidacy from south India, apart from Amethi in UP, was planned in advance by the Congress leadership. The only question was the choice between a seat in Kerala or Karnataka. Rahul was not interested in contesting from two seats, but senior leaders made him realise the dangers of depending only on Amethi for a parliamentary seat.

11:00:00 on 24 Mar

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Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, the Pakistani president said on Saturday during on the occasion of its Republic Day. “We do not believe in war and want to solve problems through dialogue. Instead of war, we should focus on education and health,” Pakistan president Arif Alvi said in his speech.

10:53:10 on 24 Mar

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Manchester City have spent the most money out of European teams in the last decade. Research by La Gazzetta dello Sport has revealed how much clubs in Europe have spent in the last 10 years. Premier League champions City are the biggest spenders with £1.4billion splashed out. Having spent £1.015bn the newly-crowned La Liga champions Barcelona are in second place.

10:42:54 on 24 Mar

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The BCCI contributed Rs 20 crore - the budget earmarked for the IPL opening ceremony - to the funds of the Armed forces and CRPF. The Committee of Administrators, running the BCCI, had decided to cancel the glitzy opening ceremony in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. The 12th editions of the popular league began on Saturday.

10:35:19 on 24 Mar

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Kanhaiya Kumar, the former president of the JNU students' union, will be the CPI's candidate from Bihar's Begusarai for the national election. This will be the firebrand student leader's entry into electoral politics. The decision was taken by the Left on Saturday, a day after Kumar was left out of the opposition coalition in Bihar.

10:27:32 on 24 Mar

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A recent study revealed that treatments available for tuberculosis (TB) caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), may not always prevent re-infection. In a recent study, researchers have shown that anti-TB drugs caused changes to gut microbiota, the diverse community of microbes living in human beings’ intestines, and increased susceptibility to Mtb infection.

09:27:01 on 24 Mar

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Naam Tamilar Katchi (NTK) secured just over 1% of the total votes in 2016 Assembly polls. Experts feel that this party of ‘angry youth’ will increase its vote share in the coming parliamentary polls due to a variety of reasons such as the inability of the State to resist unpopular Central Government schemes, the anti-Dravidian mood among youth and improved cadre building.

09:12:02 on 24 Mar

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India will send another ship loaded with relief materials to Mozambique, one of the three countries along with Zimbabwe and Malawi severely affected by Cyclone Idai, leaving hundreds dead and thousands displaced. India will send INS MAGAR to Mozambique containing medicines, dry provisions, ready-to-eat meals, daily essentials, and clothing items.

08:57:01 on 24 Mar

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An SC Bench led by CJI Ranjan Gogoi will hear on March 25 a petition to direct political parties to field candidates aged below 75 with a minimum qualification of graduation. The petition, filed by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, said the functions performed by legislators were vital to democracy. "... to have a legislator who didn't even go to college is unfathomable," it said.

08:42:01 on 24 Mar

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Chennai Super Kings’ Suresh Raina became the first-ever cricketer to score 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League on Saturday. The 31-year-old achieved the feat when he reached an individual score of 14 during the opening match of IPL 2019 between CSK and RCB. Raina, who aggregate at the start of the season was 4,985 runs, beat RCB captain Kohli to the feat.

08:29:38 on 24 Mar

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Oommen Chandy is a veteran Congress leader from Kerala. He was made All India Congress Committee in charge of Andhra Pradesh in May 2018. Chandy has an uphill battle to make the AP Congress unit battle ready as it faces both, Lok Sabha and assembly polls on April 11. AP Congress is facing a very serious situation after 2014 because of the bifurcation of the state.

08:27:02 on 24 Mar

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Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party announced that Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will contest from Bihar's Patna Sahib in national elections instead of the sitting lawmaker, Shatrughan Sinha, he attacked the party on Saturday saying he can "answer back in the same coin". In a series of tweets, the actor-turned-politician slammed the BJP.

07:57:01 on 24 Mar

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In a major embarrassment to Congress, Tumakuru sitting Congress MP S.P. Muddahanume Gowda announced that he will contest as a Congress candidate from the constituency, when in fact the seat has already been given to the JD(S) under the coalition arrangement. Going ahead, JD(S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda, announced on Saturday that he will contest from the constituency.

07:27:01 on 24 Mar

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The White House said Friday that the ISIS has lost its final territory in Syria -- even as reports of continued fighting came from the battlefield of Baghouz. President Donald Trump's spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said: "the territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria." Asked by reporters if ISIS had lost 100 per cent of its territory, she replied: "Yes."

06:57:01 on 24 Mar

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The IMD has issued a temperature warning for interior districts of Tamil Nadu till March 25. Maximum temperature is expected to increase 2-3 degrees above normal, although the day time temperature in Chennai is likely to hover around a normal 34 degrees Celsius. In Chennai, the sky condition is likely to be partly cloudy during morning hours and clear thereafter.

06:27:01 on 24 Mar

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The Congress on Saturday night released its eighth list of 38 candidates for the upcoming parliamentary polls with its leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge being renominated from Karnataka's Gulbarga. The eighth list contains party candidates from the states of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Maharashtra.

05:57:02 on 24 Mar

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Apple Inc is expected to unveil a new video streaming service and a news subscription platform at an event on Monday at its California headquarters. The iPhone maker is banking on growing its services business to offset a dip in smartphone sales. Apple has also partnered with Hollywood celebrities to make a streaming debut with a slate of original content.

05:27:01 on 24 Mar

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Filmfare Awards 2019 Winners List

The 64th Filmfare Awards 2019 took place on Saturday night in Mumbai. The starry gala night was graced by the likes of Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal among other actors. Badhaai Ho, Raazi, AndhaDhun among other movies won big. Take a look at the list of winners from the night.

04:57:01 on 24 Mar

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Google and eBay have partnered up to offer customers Google Pay as a payment option to pay for their shopping on eBay. This is part of the company’s new managed payments programme, under which it provides customers with the ability to check out without the need for leaving the platform by using their preferred method of payment.


04:25:02 on 24 Mar

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After Thaana Serntha Kootam, Suriya will next be seen playing a leader in Selvaraghavan’s NGK – Nandha Gopala Krishnan. Suriya has started dubbing for the film and the audio launch of the film is likely to be held next month. Touted to be a socio-political drama the film stars Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi as the leading ladies.

03:55:01 on 24 Mar

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Snapchat has partnered up with Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2019. Under the new partnership, the company will provide its users behind-the-scenes updates for their favourite teams on match days via its Augmented Reality Lenses, Our Stories feature and more. You can also opt-in to receive notifications.

03:25:01 on 24 Mar

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Tovino Thomas, who is the male lead in the upcoming Malayalam film And The Oscar Goes To… will be playing a struggling film director in it. The latest update about this film is that his character is named Issak Ebrahem. Wielding the megaphone for And The Oscar Goes To… is Salim Ahamed. Anu Sithara will be sharing screen space with Tovino Thomas.

03:00:21 on 24 Mar

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The harsh summer heat can spoil your skin. Don’t forget to moisturise and keep yourself hydrated, say, experts. You need to use a light moisturiser when the weather is warm. Pick a non-greasy and lightweight moisturiser (pick one with SPF for daytime use) that will help to lock in the essential moisture of your skin. And drink lots of water.

02:26:31 on 24 Mar

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Many people like to stock bananas in house to prepare various breakfast dishes that includes banana in them like banana pancakes, fruit bowls, smoothies or shakes. Unfortunately, most of these bananas don't survive more than 2 or 3 days and all you are left with brown overripe bananas. Wouldn't it be nice if we could get a longer shelf life for these over ripening bananas?

01:56:02 on 24 Mar

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Yes, it’s really a Van Gogh!

A painting at a Connecticut museum that has long been thought to be by Vincent Van Gogh has been authenticated as such by Dutch researchers. The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford announced Friday that the oil painting ‘Vase with Poppies’ has been verified by researchers at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

01:26:01 on 24 Mar

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According to a study, family and school both a play a big role in developing and encouraging one’s self-confidence. According to the researchers, self-confidence is a critical key to prepare for the challenges of adulthood and both family and school play a pivotal role in boosting up the self-confidence of adolescents. The study was published in the Journal Of Adolescence.

12:55:02 on 24 Mar

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We often blame ourselves and our lack of willpower to control our cravings, specially when we fall sick or develop weight problems.The truth is, it’s not our fault. Craving food is not the sign of an emotional eating disorder. It’s a real biological disorder, driven by hormones and neurotransmitters that fuel cravings.

12:27:01 on 24 Mar

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What To Wear To Work?

Been planning to give your office wardrobe a chic style update? Well, it's the perfect time to make some changes as we move from winter to summer wear. And while at it, pick trendy new outfits to add to your collection and stay on point. Let's not leave out accessories that will accentuate your overall look.

11:57:01 on 23 Mar

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Chennai Super Kings crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, on Saturday. Kedar Jadhav was unbeaten on 13 and Ravindra Jadeja not out on six as CSK chased down the small target with 14 balls to spare.

11:38:10 on 23 Mar

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Summer is here! So if you haven't already started stocking up your summer wardrobe with trendy new outfits, you need to stop whatever it is that you are doing and start shopping! One of the must-haves in this season is mini skirts that will help you beat the heat and stay chic too.

11:27:01 on 23 Mar

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In Andhra's Kalavakonda village, the demand for works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) has declined due to wage issues over the last two years. Back in 2011, Kalavakonda village won a national award for the scheme's implementation. At the time, the villagers say over 400 people used to take part in the scheme.

10:55:02 on 23 Mar

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The poll bugle for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections has been sounded. The BJP announced its first list of candidates on 21 March, naming PM Modi as its candidate from Varanasi and Amit Shah as the candidate from Gandhinagar. The list also named heavyweights like Smriti Irani who is squarely set for a second time battle with Congress President Rahul Gandhi.

10:27:02 on 23 Mar

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On the day of Holi, a Muslim family and their guests were beaten savagely by a group of men in their home in Gurugram’s Dhamaspur village. On its own, the incident wouldn’t have caused ripples beyond the village. But it has, because it has not happened in a vacuum. There is a larger context to this incident.

09:57:01 on 23 Mar

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Although it is now almost certain that the National Democratic Alliance - the group of parties led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - will attain a majority in the Lok Sabha in the forthcoming general elections, the question will nevertheless arise whether Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister since the BJP itself is expected to fall short of a majority of its own.

09:27:01 on 23 Mar

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Finns – The happiest people in the world

Finland topped the ranking of the world’s happiest countries for the second year in a row, with the Nordic countries taking the leading spots, an annual survey issued on Wednesday showed. South Sudan came last in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s 2019 World Happiness Report.

08:57:02 on 23 Mar

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On April 9 this year, Rajinikanth's iconic film Padayappa directed by KS Ravikumar will turn 20. The film, KS Ravikumar's second with the superstar after the success of Muthu in 1995, received a much coveted box-office date. Two decades after its release, 'Padayappa' still has high recall value and is considered to be among Rajinikanth's best films. We analyse why.

08:27:01 on 23 Mar

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Could it be that success rather than failure explains, the sustained sluggishness in investment demand — which in turn has affected overall economic growth? Consider, for a start, the demand for heavy trucks, which reportedly fell by 22 per cent in recent months. The principal cause seems to be new rules announced last July, allowing trucks to carry heavier axle loads.

07:57:01 on 23 Mar

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After taking their protests to the national capital to highlight their demands, Tamil Nadu's farmers are gearing up for an electoral battle and will file 111 nominations from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency from where PM Modi is contesting. Tamil Nadu farmers' leader P Ayyakannu said Saturday that 111 farmers from the state will contest against PM Modi from Varanasi.

07:33:17 on 23 Mar

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The managing director and CEO of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy tells that less educated people have no choice but to take up any work, while the educated wait for what they believe is a job they deserve. Mahesh Vyas of CMIE looks at unemployment figures from the prism of gender and education.

07:27:01 on 23 Mar

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government of being "no better" than the previous Left administration at a rally held in Malda's Chanchal town today. Rahul Gandhi claimed at the North Malda rally that Mamata Banerjee goes by whatever she feels like, without listening to West Bengal's voice.

07:12:55 on 23 Mar

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Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday released a list of 11 candidates for the states of Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala and West Bengal ahead of the ensuing assembly elections. Out of 11 seats, six are from Telangana, three are from Uttar Pradesh and one each from Kerala and West Bengal.

06:56:10 on 23 Mar

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Those laying stress upon a national political narrative often ignore the significance of state-based campaigns, even though they have come to exercise significant influence on parliamentary elections. State-based parties are no longer content as mere allies of national parties – they are shaping their parallel visions of development.

06:55:01 on 23 Mar

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After weeks of suspense, the announcement was finally made on Saturday. HD Deve Gowda will contest the LS elections from the Tumakuru constituency in Karnataka as the candidate for JD-S and Congress alliance. With the announcement of Mr Deve Gowda's candidacy, three of the eight seats the JD-S managed to wrest from coalition partner Congress will go to the Gowda family.

06:41:33 on 23 Mar

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Ever since Cleopatra found the joy in framing her eyes with lashings of black, the liner has become a component of the daily beauty kit. Post-Ptolemaic Egypt, we've seen liner trends evolve into pencil-thin rings, smudgy scribbles and everything in-between. However, it wasn't until winged flicks came into focus that the need for a genuinely excellent liquid liner emerged.

06:25:01 on 23 Mar

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Congress, NCP and alliance of other like-minded parties on Saturday announced seat-sharing pact for the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. Congress would contest on 24 seats, NCP on 20 seats, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi on 1 seat, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana on 2 seats, Yuva Swabhimani Paksha on 1 seat, said Maharashtra Congress Chief Ashok Chavan.

06:07:53 on 23 Mar

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As cosmetic treatments become a societal norm and you can pop out to get filler on your lunch break, we're seeing more and more new alternatives to plastic surgery on the market every day. The latest? Lip threading. But it's not the kind of lip threading that we're used to, as it involves absolutely no hair removal.

05:56:01 on 23 Mar

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BJP has announced K Surendran as their candidate in Pathanamthitta constituency for Lok Sabha elections. Earlier, none of the candidate lists released by BJP till Saturday morning had included the candidate for Pathanamthitta. The party had announced their candidates for all constituencies other than Pathanamthitta the other day.

05:47:57 on 23 Mar

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The dynamics of relationships change with every generation and presently it is changing every year. Internet is buzzing with relationship analysis, discussions and what people are actually dealing with across the globe and we have noted a few relationship trends that are surprising but definitely here to stay!

05:25:01 on 23 Mar

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Leading London-based NRI industrial tycoons, the Hinduja family top the Asian Rich List 2019 for the sixth successive year with an estimated net worth of £25.2 billion, an increase of over £3 billion over the previous year. According to the Asian Rich List 2019 released at the Asian Business Awards on Friday night, Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal remained in second place.

05:21:25 on 23 Mar

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying all day and said he is the "chowkidar" of the corrupt and fugitives like Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya. Congress is fighting to keep the country united and the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be a fight between ideologies of the Congress and the BJP-RSS, he said.

05:09:24 on 23 Mar

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Okay, so, if you haven't heard the news, I'm sorry to be the one to break it to you that Supernatural will end its incredibly long run with the 15th season. We're all obviously in mourning, but SPN stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins took to social media to address the news personally because they are sweet lovely human beings.

04:55:01 on 23 Mar

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The changing of the seasons signals the time to rotate our autumn/winter and spring/summer wardrobes. Clothes should be worn and most importantly enjoyed, but we also want them to last as long as possible, and one way of ensuring longevity is to store them correctly. Here are my five key pieces of advice for preserving your favourite fashion.

04:25:02 on 23 Mar

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Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu and YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy both hail from Rayalaseema region, but their constituencies Kuppam and Pulivendula are 250km apart. Though both Naidu and Jagan prepare for a battle in known territory, public opinion shows Jagan is invincible in his home turf — Pulivendula.

04:18:32 on 23 Mar

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BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was denied a Lok Sabha election ticket as the party's plan to stitch alliances in the northeast failed, prompting the leadership to retain him on party duties, a source told NDTV. The party leadership wanted Mr Sarma to concentrate on all 25 seats in the northeast rather than just one seat in which he wanted to contest the April-May election.

04:02:32 on 23 Mar

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Whether you’re looking to refresh a dull complexion, mattify a sweaty one or simply are in need of a mood-boost, a fresh aromatic spray might be exactly what you need. A few spritzes can soothe sunburnt skin, hydrate a dry face and refresh oily skin. But if you make them at home, you can put together your ideal mist for every occasion or skincare need.

03:55:01 on 23 Mar

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There have been requests from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala state Congress units asking party chief Rahul Gandhi to contest from their states as well, apart from his Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Local reports today quoted Kerala State Congress unit as saying Rahul Gandhi has agreed to their request to contest from Wayanad.

03:36:04 on 23 Mar

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Known for his swashbuckling batting style, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant says the one thing that scares him is the anger of India skipper Virat Kohli. "I am not scared of anyone but Virat bhaiya ke gusse se dar lagta hai (I'm scared of Virat Kohli's anger)," Pant said in a video posted by his IPL team, Delhi Capitals in their official website.

03:31:20 on 23 Mar

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Actress Sri Reddy who has been in the headlines for various controversial reasons claims to be physically assaulted. Sri Reddy, who got allegedly attacked at her Chennai residence, has filed a police complaint against two individuals. As per the reports, Sri Reddy alleges two men of assaulting her physically. She filed a police case on two men named Subramani and Gopi.

03:25:01 on 23 Mar

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The battle lines have been drawn and warriors have stepped on to the arena. What one hears now are the war cries, which are sure to reach a high decibel before April 23, the day of big battle — read polling. With the Left and United front both finalising their lists of candidates and the NDA declaring 13 names, the campaign should be electrifying in the next few weeks.

03:13:47 on 23 Mar

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A total of 23 nomination papers were filed by candidates in tehe city’s three Parliamentary constituencies and Perambur Assembly constituency on Friday.

Sitting MP J. Jayavardhan of the AIADMK filed his papers from Chennai South Parliamentary constituency. Dr. Jayavardhan has declared movable assets worth ₹49.66 lakh and immovable assets worth ₹2.4 crore.

03:03:04 on 23 Mar

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the BJP of having his public rally cancelled, while questioning how many rallies of the BJP were cancelled in the last five years. "BJP gets my public rally cancelled today through police. Police denies permission. How many BJP rallies were denied permission by police in Delhi in last 5 years?" Mr Kejriwal said in a tweet.

02:59:02 on 23 Mar

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Bold and brazen, that's what comes to mind when you think of Kangana Ranaut. Her sister Rangoli took to social media to wish her a happy birthday. She wrote, "Her soul is made up of wild flowers, that’s why she chose the month of spring, when the earth laughs in bloom!! Happy Birthday to my adorable sister!! Love u a lot #Springbaby #KanganaRanaut."

02:56:01 on 23 Mar

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With the BJP candidature at Pathanamthitta constituency still undecided, speculations spread that senior Congress leader and former Deputy Chairman of Rajyasabha, P.J. Kurien, might emerge as a surprise candidate. However, P.J. Kurien brushed off all rumours linking him with the BJP. Meanwhile, the BJP candidate at Pathanamthitta is still undecided.

02:37:37 on 23 Mar

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The Thiruvananthapuram constituency is as inscrutable as Da Vinci's Monalisa. No political party can ever be sure of what the electorate thinks; it can feel spurned or yearned for at the same time. It is one constituency that has chosen candidates from almost all castes and
religions. Thiruvananthapuram is also where the BJP fancies its chances the most.

02:36:00 on 23 Mar

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Rahul Gandhi to contest from Wayanad?

Speculations are rife that Congress president Rahul Gandhi may contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala. It is learnt that the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has asked Rahul Gandhi to consider the request and a final decision on this may be taken very soon, according to reports.

02:29:11 on 23 Mar

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Bobby Simhaa was recently in the news for accusing director John Paulraj of Agni Devi for duping him. We had earlier reported that the Petta actor had filed a complaint against the director for completing the film with body double and VFX after he opted out of the project. Agni Devi also marks the comeback of Roja actress Madhoo in Kollywood.

02:25:01 on 23 Mar

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The release date of the first single from Mahesh Babu's upcoming movie Maharshi has been announced. The news was formally announced by music director DSP. However, more than the announcement, it is the short clip, where Mahesh's daughter 7-year old Sitara and director Vamsi's daughter Aadhya are dancing and also teaching him how to dance.

01:57:01 on 23 Mar

Shashi Tharoor is getting a lot more millennial than you'd think. And comedian Hasan Minaj may have a hand in adding to it. In a recent video posted on Twitter, the comedian could be seen teaching the Thiruvananthapuram MP millennial Internet lingo. Adding to Tharoor's already expansive vocabulary, Minaj taught him words like "fleek" "thicc" and "skrt skrt."

01:54:38 on 23 Mar

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The focus was on the national picture when CM Edappadi K Palaniswami kick-started his election campaign from Salem on Friday. He stressed on the need for a “strong leader” to lead the 130-odd crore Indians in the next five years. Palaniswami said stability of the government at the Centre is important to ensure peace and safety of people.

01:50:44 on 23 Mar

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has blanked out Pathanamthitta seat in its second list of Lok Sabha candidates too, sparking speculation that it has zoomed in on a Congress heavyweight. Senior Congress leader P J Kurien, whose name did the rounds slammed the 'switchover' reports as baseless and fabricated. The BJP is contesting 14 of the 20 seats in the state.

01:46:56 on 23 Mar

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The Shiv Sena today said LK Advani would remain the "tallest leader" of the BJP irrespective of his presence in the Lok Sabha elections, two days after the party nominated its chief Amit Shah from Gandhinagar, a seat represented by the BJP veteran. The Sena said the development underlined that the BJP's Advani era has come to an end.

01:33:09 on 23 Mar

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Bollywood star and global icon Priyanka Chopra recently spilled the beans on her much talked about wedding during Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. The host asked her about her wedding dress and Nick’s reaction upon seeing it. “Who cried most during the vow exchanges?” asked Andy and Priyanka blushed furiously as she said, “Nick, I mean he really did.”

01:27:01 on 23 Mar

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