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New Zealand is poised for another Middle-earth-tied economic boost after Amazon Studios picked the country as the location for its much-anticipated Lord of the Rings television series. The show is widely tipped to be the most expensive ever made, at a cost of at least $1bn (£801m). The franchise delivered a boost to the country's tourism and jobs.

07:05:21 on 18 Sep

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Kangana Ranaut is right now gearing up for her next which is a biopic on former Tamil Nadu's CM J Jayalalithaa. The same is named as Thalivi and will be directed by AL Vijay. And now, the actress flew off to Los Angeles, USA, for various look tests with Hollywood expert Jason Collins, who has worked on many Hollywood films including Captain Marvel and Hunger Games.

06:27:02 on 18 Sep

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Mental health care simply isn’t reaching the majority of young people who could benefit from it in the US. It’s estimated around 25 percent of people under age 18 have suffered with some form of psychological problem. And there’s been an increase in the number of teens with depression, anxiety, and who are suicidal. But only about a third of them receive any help at all.

06:05:13 on 18 Sep

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Spain looks set to hold its fourth election in four years in November after last-minute initiatives to break a months-long impasse failed to achieve a breakthrough. Spain has been in political limbo since Sanchez's Socialists (PSOE) won the most votes in a parliamentary election in April but fell short of a majority in the 350-seat Parliament.

05:35:05 on 18 Sep

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Having thrashed current number 1 Sarah Ann Hilderbrandt 8-2 in the repechage at the World Championships in Kazakhstan, Vinesh Phogat has booked her berth for the Tokyo Olympics, 2020. Vinesh earlier defeated Ukraine's Yulia K Blahinya 5-0 in the first round of 53 kilograms category, to get India its first Olympics quota in wrestling.

04:57:01 on 18 Sep

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We all know and remember the heartache when our scientists at ISRO lost contact with Vikram Lander in the last stage of the Chandrayaan 2 mission. But India’s efforts got a special mention when Hollywood star Brad Pitt too inquired about Vikram lander. This happened when Pitt was having a chat with US space agency, NASA’s astronauts.

04:40:02 on 18 Sep

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Vignesh Shivan, one of the frontline new-age directors in Kollywood is celebrating his 33rd birthday today. At the stroke of midnight, his lady love Nayanthara obviously made it a grand affair by throwing a bday bash with close friends in attendance including Anirudh. A tall cake draped in gold and Wiki have written on it took center stage in a huge of a red background.

04:30:09 on 18 Sep

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Renowned oncologist and Pulitzer Prize winning author Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee said targeted cellular therapy is the culmination of cancer research. “Cancer treatment is undergoing a transformation today,” said Mukherjee, while speaking at ThePrint’s Off The Cuff in Bengaluru Tuesday. Traditional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation are administered to kill cells.

04:27:02 on 18 Sep

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Pakistan's captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is confident that his team is ready to make an impact on the ICC World Test Championship. "After in-and-out performances in the last two years since the retirements of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, I think we are now ready to challenge other teams in the World Test Championship," he said.

03:57:01 on 18 Sep

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Amazon’s Alexa now speaks Hindi

At a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant said Alexa now supports Hindi, a language spoken by roughly half a billion people in India. Bringing support for Hindi to Alexa has been more than a year in making, company executives said, noting the unique contextual, cultural, and content-related challenges that Hindi implementation posed.

03:27:01 on 18 Sep

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Katrina Kaif has refuted online speculation that she and ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor shot separately for a new mobile phone ad in which they are seen together. Now Katrina herself has responded to the conspiracy theory. “Not true, we shot it together completely,” she told a leading newspaper. That should put the rumours to rest!

02:57:01 on 18 Sep

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Parks in the main city of Indian-administered Kashmir are seeing a surge of visitors. Anglers sit desultorily on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake. It seems as if life in the valley is limping back to some kind of normalcy. But Asma Qurieshi, a government worker is not convinced. "Don't be fooled into believing everything is normal," she tells me.

02:27:02 on 18 Sep

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Reigning world champion P V Sindhu sailed into the pre-quarterfinals with a convincing win over former Olympic gold medallist Li Xuerui but Saina Nehwal crashed out of the China Open Super 1000 tournament in Changzhou on Wednesday. India's top shuttler Sindhu beat Li Xuerui 21-18 21-12 in just 34 minutes of action.

01:57:01 on 18 Sep

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday announced arguments in the Ayodhya dispute hearings in the Supreme Court would have to be completed by October 18. Gogoi is heading the five-member bench hearing submissions from the various parties to the Ayodhya dispute who had filed pleas against the order of the Allahabad High Court of 2010.

01:30:22 on 18 Sep

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Seven months have passed since the EPFO announced interest rate for 2018-19. However, the interest amount is yet to be credited to the account of subscribers. While the retirement savings body has been saying that they are awaiting formal approval from the finance ministry, such a delay adversely impacts the return on deposits.

01:14:26 on 18 Sep

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Steve Smith finished the 2019 Ashes with 774 runs. This, despite walking out to bat only seven of the ten times Australia did. He scored 35.5% of his team’s runs through the five matches. These are astonishing numbers by any standard and thus, brought attention to Bradman’s statistics. Here’s a look at the most runs scored by a batsman in a series:

01:02:47 on 18 Sep

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Speaking to ANI on the issue of the exclusion of transgenders from the list, Assam's first transgender judge and petitioner Swati Bidhan Baruah said: "Most transgenders were abandoned, they do not have documents pertaining to before 1971. Objection applications did not contain 'others' as a gender category."

12:57:01 on 18 Sep

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Superstar Rajinikanth on Hindi imposition

"If there is a common language, it will be good for the progress of the country. But we cannot have one. If Hindi is imposed, it will not be accepted in Tamil Nadu, other southern states and even some states in North India," says Superstar Rajinikanth on Hindi Imposition.

12:47:53 on 18 Sep

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The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has imposed a financial penalty of ₹2.5 lakh on Sun TV as well as directed them to run a video apology. According to the order, complaints had been received based on episodes which aired on May 14 and 15, and June 28 which had shown a woman ordering a group to gang-rape her sister in order to seek revenge.

12:42:01 on 18 Sep

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The Shahjahanpur law student, who has accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape, has asked why the Special Investigation Team has failed to arrest or register a rape case against the accused. Expressing her disappointment over probe progress, the law student asked the UP Govt. if the authorities were waiting for her to end her life to initiate action against the accused.

12:27:01 on 18 Sep

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Teen activist Greta Thunberg has a jam-packed itinerary for her trip to the United States: Lead a global climate protest; appear on "The Daily Show"; learn how to fist-bump from a former president of the United States. Thunberg arrived in the United States late last month after a two-week voyage across the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat.

11:57:01 on 18 Sep

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42-year-old Sethuraj’s death due to electrocution in Chennai’s Chitlapakkam area on Monday caused anger among residents over the government’s civic apathy. An audio clip, purportedly of a phone conversation between the victim’s wife and a 108 ambulance staff member, went viral on WhatsApp following which the staff member was criticized for lack of sensitivity.

11:54:53 on 18 Sep

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Come October, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) will start getting new trains for the extended phase-1 corridor that could change the face of north Chennai. The 10 new trains, to be used on the 9km line from Wimco Nagar to Washermenpet, which may open in June 2020, will join the existing fleet of 42 trains when CMRL increases train frequency of services to 2.5 minutes.

11:27:01 on 18 Sep

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SRMIST students bag 4,749 job offers

Beating last year’s count of 3,020 placement offers, a total of 4,749 offers have been made to the students of the graduating class of 2020 of the SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) this placement season. This is the highest number of offers made by these four companies in any single campus in the country, he said.

10:57:01 on 18 Sep

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Actor Alia Bhatt and her actor boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor are getting easier with their public displays of affection. The two were clicked together at her best friend Akansha Ranjan’s birthday party on Tuesday. Actors Athiya Shetty and Vaani Kapoor were also spotted at the party. Pictures from the party show Alia giving Ranbir a tight hug while they pose with their friends.

09:57:01 on 18 Sep

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A Sufi performer, a student of classical music and an MBBS graduate, 28-year-old Tariq Faiz was initially hesitant about writing lyrics for a song on menstruation when the opportunity came by this Ramzan. An NGO in his hometown of Akola wanted a song to mark the Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, and his cousin Ramiz Raza was to compose the music.

09:16:26 on 18 Sep

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday stepped up her attack on the BJP government, saying it looks the other way when it comes to providing jobs or says North Indian youth don't have merit. Her comments come in the backdrop of Union Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar statement that there was no dearth of employment opportunities in the country.

09:00:09 on 18 Sep

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The skin positivity movement is one of the best things to come out of social media and one project making major waves across Instagram right now is Sophie Harris Taylor's. The photographer has produced a photo series, Epidermis, which features 20 images of bare-faced women showcasing their common skin conditions.

08:05:01 on 18 Sep

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New research published in the journal Global Environmental Change shows that if enough people adopt a mostly vegan diet that includes small amounts of animal products, it would go a long way toward reducing America’s climate emissions to where they need to be to help the planet avoid catastrophic levels of climate change.

06:57:02 on 18 Sep

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Ross screeching "PIVOT!" at Chandler and Rachel makes up one of the most iconic scenes in the entire series of Friends — but turns out it was also the most difficult to film. James Michael Tyler, aka Central Perk barista Gunther, opened up about the famous gag in an interview with news.com.au, in honour of the 25th anniversary of the show's premiere.

05:57:01 on 18 Sep

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It takes Billy Porter two seconds to reach the rail of clothing in the JW Anderson studio. The Tony and Grammy award-winning actor/style icon is in no rush – despite a full schedule of shows and having landed in London only a few hours prior to our meeting – but it is clear that he’s here for one thing and one thing alone, and that is Fashion.

04:57:01 on 18 Sep

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Being a well-groomed man is as much about avoiding tragic mistakes as it is performing tidying rituals. No matter how carefully you shave or how expertly you style your hair, if your toenails look like claws, you're back to square one. To help you see where you could be going wrong, we asked our team of Hollywood men's grooming pros to share their biggest no-nos.

03:57:01 on 18 Sep

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We're almost in October and the crisp air and PSL-mania is almost upon us, but, of course, fashion is always one step ahead. If you're already thinking about what to wear next year, here are 12 of the biggest trends from the Spring/Summer 2020 runways. And as soon as spring rolls around you'll know *exactly* what to shop for.

01:57:01 on 18 Sep

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“When [Gaga] asked me to be part of this with her—I could cry talking about it—we agreed it isn't just makeup. We got to do this as two best friends creating a brand together,” Tanno tells ELLE.com. “This is our baby. We want it to not only succeed, but we want to see people love themselves.”

12:57:01 on 18 Sep

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A cancer survivor has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times in a row. Sarah Thomas, 37, began the epic challenge in the early hours of Sunday and finished after more than 54 hours. The swim was due to be about 80 miles but because of strong tides Ms Thomas ended up swimming closer to 130 miles.

11:57:02 on 17 Sep

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The priestess is Ravi Amma, the transgender head priestess of the Thiruvengatamudayan Krishnamari Amman temple in Chennai’s Old Washermanpet locality. Having been the head priestess of the temple for 13 years now, people come from far and near to offer prayers to the temple’s deities and seek blessings from Ravi Amma, whose words of wisdom have been known to come true.

11:04:57 on 17 Sep

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Madhavan's movie gets a Bollywood remake!

Seven years after the release of Vettai, the movie is all set to be remade in Hindi, and it has been revealed that this movie is the third installment in the superhit Baaghi series. Baaghi 3 will have Tiger Shroff and Riteish Deshmukh playing the roles of Arya and Madhavan respectively, and Shraddha Kapoor plays the female lead.

10:05:22 on 17 Sep

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"India are favourites. India at home is a dangerous team. They are very hard to beat and that's been the case for years," Ganguly, who is the face of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, said at the announcement of the sixth edition of the event slated for December 15. Ganguly said that Virat Kohli is still the best batsman in the world but Steve Smith's records also speak for itself.

09:05:12 on 17 Sep

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Indian singer and 'Bigg Boss' Tamil 2 star Ramya NSK tied the knot with Shahir Cethirakath fondly known as Sathya S.K. Titleholder of Miss South India 2016, Sanam Shetty made the happy announcement of the couples wedlock on her social media handle. The post that she wrote brimmed with blessings of love, positivity and oodles of good vibes.

08:05:01 on 17 Sep

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Aday after Bianca Andreescu was honored in her hometown Mississauga with a "She The North" rally that was attended by thousands of people, neighboring Toronto proclaimed Monday as "Bianca Andreescu Day" in honor of the newly crowned US Open champion. Andreescu defeated Serena in straight sets at the US Open final to become Canda's first Grand Slam singles champion.

07:05:10 on 17 Sep

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An unidentified male attempted suicide by jumping into the water, right opposite the Taj Hotel, specifically near a set design for Tenet. The lifeguards were unable to get a hold of the man but thanks to the set design of the movie [Tenet], they were able to use the ropes to tie the man and rescue him. The police immediately picked him up and took him in their truck.

06:34:48 on 17 Sep

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the snap election after failing to form a governing coalition with a viable majority after April's vote. The final opinion polls put his right-wing Likud party neck and neck with its main challenger, the centrist Blue and White party led by former military chief Benny Gantz.

06:05:15 on 17 Sep

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been busy on a new idea it seems. The director was working on a film titled Inshallah with Salman Khan. Despite having completed most of the pre-production work for the film, it was recently shelved following creative differences between Bhansali and Khan. Now Bhansali is working as a producer on a film based on PM Narendra Modi's youth.

05:27:01 on 17 Sep

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Moving into a new house and all by yourself? Well, good luck there! Packing up and setting up are two things that will exhaust you but well, it is definitely very fulfilling. If you are doing it all alone and for the first time, you will tend to get really confused and frustrated even. Here are 5 tips for you if you are shifting homes alone.

04:57:01 on 17 Sep

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Employees' Provident Fund Organisation or EPFO is likely to soon credit interest into accounts of its 6 crore subscribers for 2018-19. Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar today said that over 6 crore EPFO members will get 8.65% interest for 2018-19, according to Press Trust of India. Currently, the EPFO is paying an interest rate of 8.55% for 2018-19.

04:27:02 on 17 Sep

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday added a spin to the extradition drama of Zakir Naik, saying his Indian counterpart PM Narendra Modi did not ask for the controversial Islamic preacher. Mohamad’s statements fly in the face of India’s stand on the issue as Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had said that PM Modi raised the issue of Naik's extradition.

03:57:01 on 17 Sep

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A Pakistani Hindu dental college student was found dead in her hostel room in Pakistan’s Sindh province with a rope tied to her neck, a media report said on Tuesday. Namrita Chandni, a final-year student of Bibi Asifa Dental College in Larkana district, was found lying on a cot by her friends on Monday with a rope tied to her neck. Her room locked from inside.

03:27:01 on 17 Sep

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Vijay's 'Thalapathy 64' directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj had talks going on with Vijay Sethupathi to do the powerful villain's role. As of now the hot update on Vijay Sethupathi is that he is very keen on doing 'Thalapathy 64' for Vijay as well as his friendship with Lokesh Kanagaraj and is trying his best to adjust dates to accommodate the project.

02:57:01 on 17 Sep

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Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar failed to appear before the CBI on Tuesday morning in connection with the Saradha Ponzi scam case, increasing the possibility of his arrest by the agency during the day, sources said. They said Kumar did not appear for questioning twice in spite of CBI notices.

02:27:02 on 17 Sep

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While addressing the nation during a visit to home state Gujarat on his 69th birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the state a model of development and continues to be an inspiration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Narmada poojan at Kevadia Dam on Tuesday. Soon after, the Prime Minister also offered prayers at Garudeshwar Dutt Temple in Narmada district.

01:57:02 on 17 Sep

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In an important step towards brown representation on American television, YouTube star and comedian Lilly Singh made her late night debut with NBC’s A Little Late With Lilly Singh on Monday night. The episode was premiered on YouTube before it was aired on television. Lilly shared her 3-minute monologue and a special rap song introduction to the show on YouTube.

01:32:14 on 17 Sep

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An orbiter operated by the United States is set to fly over the part of the Moon where the Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram lies after having lost contact with Earth during its attempt to land on the lunar surface. Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will fly over Vikram's landing site and attempt to take pictures of the lander in the hopes of determining the spacecraft's fate.

01:05:32 on 17 Sep

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All the six MLAs of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party in Rajasthan on Monday night wrote to state Assembly Speaker CP Joshi asking to merge the legislative party with Congress, PTI reported. The MLAs then joined the Congress. “The BSP MLAs met me and handed their letter about this,” Joshi said. Awana said it is was difficult for the MLAs to support Congress from outside.

12:27:01 on 17 Sep

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In early 2008, a Greek scientist, who is a food connoisseur, and an Indian restaurateur, with special interest in the science of sport, met in Glasgow. Today, the scientist is in the news for his latest innovation: a technology that will investigate the effect of extreme weather conditions on elite athletes in real-time using a smart wrist band and an electronic pill.

11:57:02 on 17 Sep

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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa is the latest leader to have waded into the choppy waters of politics over language. On Monday, Yediyurappa said all the official languages in our country are equal, days after Home Minister Amit Shah said India should have a common language to mark its identity globally.

11:27:01 on 17 Sep

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The Tamil Nadu Electric Vehicle Policy 2019 has set out a vision to attract Rs 50,000 crore investments in EV manufacturing and create 1.5 lakh new jobs. According to the policy document, a dedicated strategy is needed to address EV prices, create public charging infrastructure and spur investments, in order to promote adoption of such vehicles.

11:05:18 on 17 Sep

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A member of the India women cricket team was allegedly approached to fix matches earlier this year, prompting the BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit to lodge an FIR against two individuals on Monday, 16 September. The alleged incident, which the player reported to the Board's ACU, took place in February, ahead of the limited-overs home series against England.

09:57:02 on 17 Sep

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 69 today and he plans to start his birthday with an early visit to his mother Heeraben, who lives near Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The Prime Minister is expected to meet his mother around 6 am, after an overnight stay at the Gandhinagar Rajbhavan. Heeraben, 98, lives in Raisin village with her younger son Pankaj Modi.

08:51:42 on 17 Sep

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Trying to explain what's wrong when you're in the grips of depression is like trying to cross the Atlantic on a paddle-board. It's just not going to happen because your words aren't sufficient. Promising research at the University of Vermont has shown that artificial intelligence is surprisingly accurate at identifying anxiety and depression in children.

08:04:59 on 17 Sep

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Over the span of just a couple weeks, more than 300 new movies are launched into the world via the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals — a trio of events that collectively kick off award season and tease what moviegoers can expect to discover in theaters over the year ahead. ere, chief critics Gleiberman and Debruge identify the 15 films that impressed them most.

06:57:02 on 17 Sep

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"My 7 year old daughter, Zoya, loved Rebel Girls,” says writer Neha Hiranandani, about what prompted her to write Girl Power! “But she was confused on whether India only had two rebels, Mary Kom and Rani Laxmibai.” Using her daughter’s query as impetus, Hiranandani set out on a year-long project to research the Indian rule breakers and mavericks.

05:57:01 on 17 Sep

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Shifting to plant-based and vegan diets risks worsening an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health, a study claims. Choline is an essential dietary nutrient, but the amount produced by the liver is not enough to meet the requirements of the human body.

04:57:01 on 17 Sep

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Given the high prevalence of sedentary lifestyles, it is common to see people put on weight rapidly. As a result, the trend of crash diets has become very popular. People are blinded in their unilateral aim of losing weight without realising that there are no miracles or shortcuts to losing weight in real life.

03:57:01 on 17 Sep

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You shut your eyes and think “Today, I will fall asleep no matter what.” But as you hit the bed, you can’t, and reach for your phone. And then begins the endless, incessant scrolling on social media. Insomnia and sleep deprivation are becoming increasingly common today, and can have serious consequences on one’s health. Here are a few hacks to get better sleep:

02:57:01 on 17 Sep

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There are few things worse than starting the morning with perfectly styled hair, only to have it fuzzy by afternoon due to static and frizz. “Frizz in hair is caused by lack of moisture in the hair, and when the hair tries to find moisture from the surrounding air, it causes the cuticle layer of your hair to raise and allow moisture to soak in, thus swelling the strands.

12:57:01 on 17 Sep

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Who could pull off a pair of shorts with a Chanel tweed jacket on the red carpet? Kristen Stewart, of course. The actress attended the Deauville American Film Festival in France on Saturday wearing white shorts, patent leather boots, and a tweed Chanel jacket. She also showed off her newly-dyed pink hair.

11:57:01 on 16 Sep

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From the deadly streets of Manila to Brazilian favelas, Colombian cocaine farms, and opium dens in Iran, former drug dealer Niko Vorobyov has traveled the globe to get a better understanding of the people that make the drug trade tick. The result is a new book, Dopeworld: Adventures in Drug Lands.

10:57:01 on 16 Sep

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a chargesheet before a Delhi court claiming that Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) Sajjad Ahmad Khan was conspiring terror attacks across the country. The chargesheet names Sajjad Ahmad Khan, 27, Tanveer Ahmed Ganie, 29, Bilal Ahmad Mir, 23, and Muzaffar Ahmad Bhat, 25 -- all residents of Pulwama.

10:27:02 on 16 Sep

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The official teaser of Karthick Naren’s upcoming film with Arun Vijay, Prasanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar titled Mafia was released on Monday evening. Over the weekend, the director had posted that the film’s teaser had been appreciated by actor Rajinikanth. Mafia is bankrolled by Lyca Productions and stars Arun Vijay, Prasanna and Priya Bhavani Shankar in lead roles.

09:57:01 on 16 Sep

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The quantum of 5G spectrum on auction in the country is inadequate and pegged at a very high reserve price, which is nearly 6x higher than in other countries and needs urgent revision, a broadband industry association said on Monday. The BIF urged the government to "ensure spectrum adequacy and the reasonable reserve price for successful 5G auctions.

09:27:01 on 16 Sep

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Current account and fiscal deficit could take a hit if oil prices continue to rise after an attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities over the weekend, the central bank chief said on Monday. Mr Das said it was important to see whether alternative sources of supply come up and how soon the installations take to resume operation.

08:57:01 on 16 Sep

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Less than 4 days after an illegal hoarding turned death trap for a 23-year-old Chennai techie, another life has been lost in the city due to sheer negligence. On Sunday night, Dheena Senthil, a 14-year-old boy was electrocuted to death after coming in contact with an exposed live wire on the street.

08:27:01 on 16 Sep

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Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Alla Kali Krishna Srinivas on Monday said that two people responsible for the Godavari boat tragedy were detained here. As many as 12 people died on Sunday afternoon when a tourist boat carrying 61 persons on board capsized in the Godavari River.

07:57:02 on 16 Sep

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity seems unparalleled. Many are still trying to dissect this Modi wave that has hit the nation not once but twice! While the Modi magic has captured the imagination of the nation, the nation is trying to capture it onscreen. HT has learnt that another film, albeit, on the current Indian Prime Minister is in the offing.

07:27:01 on 16 Sep

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Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura has taken initiative to unite regional parties to voice demand for National Register of Citizens (NRC) in entire northeastern region. Upbeat over conclusion of the exercise in Assam, the Party began voicing demand for the same in Tripura.

06:57:01 on 16 Sep

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In the wake of the tragic death of Subhasri, a software engineer in Chennai, top film stars of Tamil Nadu have requested fans not to erect huge cut-outs to celebrate film releases. Archana Kalpathi ‏of AGS Cinemas tweeted a statement from Vijay Makkal Iyakkam against putting up banners and cut-outs.

06:35:24 on 16 Sep

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The troubles for former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, embroiled in a case of harassment and alleged sexual exploitation of a law student, are compounding with each passing day. He is now facing an FIR which may be registered against him soon as the 23-year-old law student, was brought to a local court in Shahjahanpur to record her statement on Monday.

05:57:01 on 16 Sep

In a bizarre turn of events, a woman in San Diego, California realised she had swallowed her engagement in her sleep and a dream alerted her about the strange happening. A post about the incident - complete with X-ray images of the ring lodged inside her - has since gone viral with over 60,000 shares - and counting.

05:27:01 on 16 Sep

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The lane leading to St. Francis College for Women in Begumpet was filled with hundreds of students who protested against the dress code, which specifies the length of kurtis to be worn by them. They held placards which read, ‘We are skipping our lessons to teach you one’, ‘My body my choice’, ‘Our voices speak, not our clothes,’ among others.

04:57:01 on 16 Sep

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Actor-politician Kamal Haasan today joined a growing chorus of voices against Amit Shah after the Home Minister's comments about Hindi becoming a unifying language. He asked the centre not to renege on promises made to states when India was made a republic and warned the Narendra Modi government of a language war that "India or Tamil Nadu doesn't need or deserve".

04:04:04 on 16 Sep

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Next year’s Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) for admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is likely to be held in San Francisco for the first time in a move aimed at attracting students from the United States to India’s premier engineering institutions, according to senior officials familiar with the matter.

03:27:01 on 16 Sep

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'Will Personally Check if Required': CJI

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday said he may personally visit Jammu and Kashmir to see whether litigants there have real difficulties in approaching the courts. "If required, I will go and personally check," remarked the CJI when a submission was made before the bench that there were difficulties in going to the HC there.

03:00:03 on 16 Sep

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Vidya Balan on Monday released the first teaser of her upcoming biopic on late Shakuntala Devi, who was known as the ‘human computer’ due to her prodigious mathematical abilities. The teaser also reveals Vidya’s look as Shakuntala. Anu Menon, known for London, Paris, New York, is helming the biopic titled Shakuntala Devi. The filming begins today.

02:57:01 on 16 Sep

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From a budding YouTuber to getting her own late-night show, 'Superwoman' Lilly Singh has come a long way. Lilly, who started her career with comedy sketches on her YouTube, gained massive popularity on the video-sharing platform. Lilly Singh is also one of the most inspirational people in the entertainment industry.

02:35:33 on 16 Sep

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“It was a harrowing night,” said Rehana*, her head shaking and her brown eyes widening, as she recounted her desperate attempts to speak to her family in Anantnag. It had been a fortnight since Kashmir was placed under lockdown. Phone lines and internet connections were still dead. And her 56-year-old uncle was in the hospital.

01:55:02 on 16 Sep

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Former Andhra Pradesh speaker and senior TDP leader Dr Kodela Siva Prasada Rao allegedly committed suicide at his Banjara Hills residence on Monday. Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao expressed shock on the demise of Kodela. In a message, the CM conveyed deep condolences to Kodela's family.

01:25:32 on 16 Sep

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As language evolves and our understanding of gender continues to expand, people are identifying with an ever-growing and increasingly fluid group of labels. Genderqueer, gender non-conforming, non-binary––all of these words refer to people who identify outside of the male-female gender binary. But what do all of these terms mean and what is the difference between them?

01:14:25 on 16 Sep

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If there is one person who has been winning hearts as a host consecutively, it is Karan Wahi. He is unabashed and one of the best we have. Karan seems to share a very comfortable camaraderie with Bebo and in an exclusive chat with us, he opened up on how he flirts with her for effect and there is no malign intention. Check out the video right here.

12:56:45 on 16 Sep

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Ansar Ali, a government school teacher and V Senthamil Selvi, Principal of Raja Serfoji Government College, Thanjavur, have been selected for the ‘Nikari Award 2019’ by Manarkeni Research Journal for promoting equality in the classroom. Senthamil Selvi was born in a village near Orathanadu in Thanjavur district and finished her education in government schools and colleges.

12:35:03 on 16 Sep

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One of India's most consistent sportspersons, Pankaj Advani, on Sunday, 15 September, increased his tally of world titles to 22 by winning a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Myanmar. The 34-year-old has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from a professional stint in the UK in 2014.

12:14:15 on 16 Sep

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Describing the implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam as an “important and brave decision”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that his government is not averse to carrying out such an exercise in his state — if need be, in phases. He also said that his government will “respect” the verdict in the Ayodhya case.

12:05:19 on 16 Sep

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Oil prices surged after two attacks on Saudi Arabian facilities on Saturday knocked out more than 5% of global supply. Brent crude jumped 10% to $66.28 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate rose 8.9% to $59.75 in Asian trading. Prices pulled back slightly after US President Donald Trump authorized the release of US reserves.

11:52:47 on 16 Sep

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah has been detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA). He has been kept under house arrest at his Srinagar residence since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. Farooq Abdullah has now been detained under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act.

11:47:56 on 16 Sep

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Deepika Padukone, who suffered anxiety and depression in the past, launched her first lecture series on mental health here on Sunday. "It's been four years to Live Love Laugh Foundation and today we launched our first lecture series and I think we have come a long way," said the 33-year-old actor.

11:27:01 on 16 Sep

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After the long wait for the ‘Geographical Indication’ (GI) tag for ‘Srivilliputhur palkova’ is over, having bestowed with the prestigious status recently, its makers are delighted and are looking to take a step forward in marketing this edible and delicious product. With this new recognition, Srivilliputhur, a small town, has staked its claim to fame around the world.

10:57:02 on 16 Sep

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US President Trump's decision to drop in at the 'Howdy, Modi' event in Texas, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address Indian-Americans, reflects the "personal chemistry and friendship" between the two leaders, India's Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said. "The two leaders addressing the 'Howdy, Modi' event is historic and unprecedented."

09:57:02 on 16 Sep

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England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high. Victory for the home side means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972, although holders Australia retain the urn.

08:57:01 on 16 Sep

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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, on Sunday, paid a courtesy visit to Union minister Nitin Gadkari at his residence in Nagpur. While the agenda of the meeting is yet unknown, the meeting between the two comes days after some leaders claimed that Dutt would be joining Rashtriya Samaj Paksha (RSP), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

08:14:58 on 16 Sep

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There are a range of healthy snacking options for those looking for weight loss or just wanting to follow a healthy diet. Chivda is one of the preferred foods that are considered great for munching. If you want to make this dish healthier and more interesting, use cereal chivda in place of regular chivda.

04:57:02 on 16 Sep

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Health-conscious American millennials have found their drink of choice: alcoholic carbonated water that is lower in calories and carbs than beer and wine. A hard seltzer craze is sweeping the United States as Generations Y and Z pursue healthier lifestyles, influenced by viral trends on Instagram and YouTube.

03:57:01 on 16 Sep

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