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As exit polls spelt doom for most opposition parties and predicted a return of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), regional parties are trying to reach out to each other before the final results come out on May 23. While Mamata Banerjee met Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday and talks are on among many others, YSRCP chief Jagan Reddy is keeping the suspense on.

12:50:41 on 21 May

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Scientists in China have created a new kind of monkey using human brain genes in an attempt to understand how human brains develop. According to a study published Beijing's National Science Review journal last month, researchers took human copies of the MCPH1 gene and introduced it into monkey embryos by means of a virus that carried the gene.

12:44:56 on 21 May

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West Indies legend Brian Lara has said nobody will be surprised if India manages to lift the World Cup trophy in England and Wales this summer. The Virat Kohli-led side will head into the tournament as one of the favourites having played some exceptional cricket in the past couple of years. India were the runners-up at the Champions Trophy in 2017.

12:39:49 on 21 May

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Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy has cancelled his scheduled visit to Delhi, where he was expected to take part in a meeting of opposition leaders over the issue of Electronic Voting Machines, official sources said. Opposition parties are demanding tallying of VVPAT slips with EVM figures in an entire Assembly constituency in case a discrepancy is found in any polling booth.

12:35:55 on 21 May

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Netflix has released a full-length trailer for its upcoming Indian original film Chopsticks, which stars Mithila Palkar (Little Things), Abhay Deol (Dev.D), and Vijay Raaz (Gully Boy). For Netflix, Chopsticks will be its fifth film from India in 2019. It has several other projects in the works, from the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar among others.

12:31:38 on 21 May

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When she was 14, Pallavi Raveendran boarded an aeroplane for the first time in her life. And that's the day she began dreaming about soaring the skies. While Pallavi exists in the critically-acclaimed Uyare, there are a lot of girls who dream of their place in the skies. But only a few take it up as a career option.

12:29:52 on 21 May

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary at Veer Bhumi. The Congress party will hold commemorative programmes to highlight his contribution to the country.

12:20:39 on 21 May

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The Cannes Film Festival 2019 red carpet rolled out again this year, and in came the Cinderellas. In tulle creations like loofahs for Cyclops. While there are many ways to draw the attention of the red carpet’s over-stimulated photographers and making it to who-wore-what lists, occupying red carpet yardage has become one of the most oft-used tropes.

12:13:41 on 21 May

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Differences among Kerala Congress (M) factions over party chairmanship have intensified. Mani group is in no mood to compromise on chairmanship as they fear losing control of the party if someone from the rival Joseph faction takes over. Joseph faction, however, wants to avoid a vote by the party's state committee and prefers a consensual appointment of the new chairman.

12:09:21 on 21 May

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On Thursday, around 1,500 officials will begin the task of counting votes cast for the three Parliamentary Constituencies of Bengaluru. To prepare for this exercise, they have been undergoing training to ensure that they get their calculations right. On Monday, District Electoral Officer (DEO) said that counting would commence at 8 am and is likely to end at 12.30 pm.

12:03:50 on 21 May

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13 Tips for Leaving Work at Work

In case you haven’t heard, work-life balance is a myth. The truth is that none of us will ever achieve the perfect balance, and striving to get there just stresses us out. Work-life integration acknowledges that sometimes work will demand more of your attention, and other times life will, but by setting boundaries and making sure you’re prioritizing healthy habits.

11:58:53 on 21 May

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The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time on Tuesday, New Zealand police said. In addition to the terror charge, Brenton Tarrant also faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder over the March 15 attacks.

11:54:31 on 21 May

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The SC dismissed a new petition that sought matching of all voter-verifiable paper audit trail slips with electronic voting machines during the counting of votes on May 23. Calling the petition a “nuisance”, the court said, “We won’t entertain such a plea over and over again. Can’t come in the way of people electing their representatives. Let country elect its government.”

11:46:45 on 21 May

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New Trailer for Modi Biopic Out

A new trailer for the upcoming Modi biopic PM Narendra Modi is out. The biopic has been directed by Omung Kumar and stars Vivek Oberoi. The film is slated to release in 40 countries this Friday. Vivek Oberoi said he faced a lot of troubles in securing the biopic’s release, “but they could neither stop the film nor Prime Minister Modi”.

11:41:43 on 21 May

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Mohanlal Viswanathan, popularly known as Mohanlal, was born on May 21, 1960, in Elanthoor, Kerala. The Malayalam actor is also called a complete actor, thanks to his numerous talents that include acting, producing and playback-singing. As the actor celebrates his 59th birthday, here’s a look at some of his best films that you should watch if you haven’t already.

11:36:46 on 21 May

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It has been months since the north-bound buses are being operated from the new Madhavaram bus terminus. But still, there is inadequate public transport connectivity from many parts of the city to the Madhavaram bus terminus. This is forcing the commuters to shell out money to cabs or take at least two buses to reach the new bus terminus.

11:24:04 on 21 May

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The EC responded to multiple reports of EVMs being transported without security in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The poll panel has clarified on four such incidents in Ghazipur, Chandauli, Domariaganj and Jhansi. EVMs have been at the centre of controversy this election, with instances of fake votes being cast, to EVMs being transported without any security.

11:18:53 on 21 May

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The Indian squad for the World Cup resembles a rather settled look and the according to coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli, different players are well-versed in their own roles, which provides a great balance to the team. The top order is perhaps the best in the world, the middle-order looks solid and the bowling attack is well-rounded.

11:12:26 on 21 May

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Congress general secretary for east Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has urged party workers to keep their morale high and not get disheartened by “rumours” and exit polls after they predicted a massive victory for the BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha election. In an audio message to party workers on Monday, Priyanka Gandhi also asked them to stay alert.

11:09:12 on 21 May

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A day after Vivek Oberoi told Sonam Kapoor to stop 'overacting' and 'overreacting' after she criticised a distasteful meme on actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan he shared, Vivek Oberoi has deleted the tweet and posted an apology. Now, Mr Oberoi has taken down the meme that linked exit and opinion polls to Ms Rai Bachchan, whom he used to date.

11:04:10 on 21 May

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The CB-CID moved a Namakkal court seeking custody of the brother of the alleged kingpin in the baby-selling racket. Amuthavalli’s brother Nandakumar, who was wanted in connection with the case, had surrendered before a court in Tiruchy on May 16. He was then remanded to judicial custody. Subsequently, the CB-CID has moved the court seeking ten days custody of Nandakumar.

10:48:05 on 21 May

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The benchmark BSE Sensex jumped over 200 points to hit a record intra-day high of 39,565.82 as investors’ euphoria over exit poll outcome continued in early session on Tuesday. The 30-share index was trading 205.24 points, or 0.52 per cent, higher at 39,557.91. In similar movement, the broader NSE Nifty rose 48.90 points, or 0.41 per cent, to 11,877.15.

10:39:25 on 21 May

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Winter came and went Sunday, as did all our hopes and dreams for the series finale of “Game of Thrones.” During its lacklustre final season, the HBO series drew record highs in viewership, and record lows in ratings. (A petition to remake the entire season got more than a million signatures.) But now our watch has ended.

10:35:21 on 21 May

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The bomb blast that murdered Rajiv Gandhi 28 years ago took more than his life. When, in the anarchic aftermath of PM Indira Gandhi’s murder in 1984, her son was anointed her successor, the first reaction was one of dismay. Couldn’t we find anyone better qualified to rule us than a 40-year-old airline pilot with four years of political experience?

10:32:44 on 21 May

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The Election Commission indicated to the Supreme Court on Friday that if the 50% Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slip verification is carried out, it will delay counting by six days. Twenty-one Opposition parties had moved the Supreme Court against the EC’s guideline that VVPAT counting would take place only in one polling station in each Assembly segment.

10:22:53 on 21 May

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Tamil Nadu is the world’s ‘deafness’ capital with every 6 out of 1,000 children born deaf compared to 1 in 1,000 across the world, mainly due to consanguineous marriages. Still, as Tamil Nadu is the pioneer in cochlear implants, many children are benefitted and return to a normal life, said Dr Mohan Kameswaran, Director, Madras ENT Research Foundation.

10:17:57 on 21 May

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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary this morning at Veer Bhumi in Delhi. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former president Pranab Mukherjee, among other senior party leaders, also joined them.

09:57:02 on 21 May

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Pakistan is pinning their hopes for World Cup glory on a crop of youngsters who have the talent to beat anybody but could also pay for their lack of experience. The side has only won the showpiece 50-over tournament once -- under the captaincy of current Pakistan PM Imran Khan in 1992. Khan pledged to give youth a chance while campaigning for election last year.

09:40:02 on 21 May

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As hectic parleys abound in the Opposition camp post predictions of a sweeping victory for the BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha elections, YSR Congress Party chief Jagan Mohan Reddy appears to be keeping cards close to his chest. It is learnt that Reddy, who is pitched to make a dent in Naidu’s dreams of playing kingmaker, is keeping all his options open till counting day.

09:27:02 on 21 May

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Human rights activists, who voiced their support for families of victims of those killed and injured during the anti-Sterlite rally in Thoothukudi on May 22 last year, have been humiliated by the district administration and Police, Henri Tiphagne, executive director of ‘People’s Watch’, a Madurai based human rights organisation, said.

09:17:27 on 21 May

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India adopted a global resolution to redefine four of the seven base units -- kilogramme, kelvin, mole and ampere -- a move expected to have far-reaching effects, including changes in textbooks. A resolution to redefine four of the seven base units was passed by representatives of 60 countries at the General Conference on Weights and Measures.

08:57:01 on 21 May

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The final episode of “Game of Thrones" drew 19.3 million viewers, a record for HBO and the fantasy drama that became one of TV’s rare collective viewing experiences. The audience for the medieval-themed show has been climbing. The penultimate episode was seen by a record 18.4 million viewers. The episode before that drew 17.8 million viewers.

08:40:01 on 21 May

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Dismissing the findings of the Amicus Curiae, who in his recent report, said that sudden release of water from dams had worsened the flood situation mid-August, Kerala government informed the Kerala HC that the strongest monsoon since 1924 was its main reason. The govt said his conclusions were mostly derived from non-scientific and rejected commentaries and articles.

08:27:01 on 21 May

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In view of counting VVPAT slips, results may become late But, trends can be known by afternoon, Collector and District Election Officer G.Veerapandian observed. Micro observers shall play a key role during the counting process in both Assembly and Lok Sabha segments, Veerapandian said and added that the list of micro observers will be selected on a random basis

08:10:01 on 21 May

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The exit poll forecast has led to hectic parleys in political circles with TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu taking the lead in huddling up an anti-BJP front as pollsters predict comfortable majority for the National Democratic Alliance. With just two days left for the counting day, the top leaders are up for a busy Tuesday to devise post-result schemes.

07:57:01 on 21 May

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John Wick will be back in exactly two years and a day. Lionsgate announced Monday that it has scheduled “John Wick 4” for May 21, 2021. The studio made the announcement via a text message to fans: “You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming – May 21, 2021.” Lionsgate released no other details on the heels of an opening weekend.

07:40:02 on 21 May

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The team of CBI officials investigating the Pollachi sexual assault case conducted a search at a suspect’s residence at MGR Nagar near Makkinampatti in Pollachi on Monday. “A four-member team searched the house for more than an hour and seized a few documents among other items. They also questioned the suspect’s family members,” said official sources.

07:27:01 on 21 May

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Tension has been prevailing in the camps of TD and YSRC though they have been expressing confidence of winning maximum seats and forming the government in Andhra Pradesh. The reason for YSRC cadre being tensed is that though majority agencies showed a clear sign for the victory of the party, some pollsters had given advantage to TD.

07:10:03 on 21 May

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The Election Commission on Monday imposed prohibitory orders in Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, following violence in the area during the assembly by-election on Sunday, a senior official said. Keeping in mind the "sensitive" situation in Bhatpara, it was decided to impose Section 144 of the CrPC, the EC official said.

06:57:02 on 21 May

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As India waits with bated breath for the announcement of Lok Sabha elections 2019 results on May 23, the top leaders of the various opposition leaders are set to meet in New Delhi. A delegation of 21 opposition leaders led by TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu will call upon the Election Commission at 3 pm Tuesday to raise EVM issue.

06:40:01 on 21 May

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The Kerala High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the petition challenging the government’s order granting a certificate of possession to actor Mohanlal for the four ivories seized from his house at Thevara in 2012, to July 11. Advocate Rashmi Gogoi, daughter of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, appeared for Mohanlal in the case.

06:27:01 on 21 May

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DMK president M.K. Stalin said the decision on participating in the UPA government will be taken after the election results are announced on Thursday. He also said he does not trust the exit polls, “We do not consider any predictions made my media seriously. Irrespective of whether they are in favour of the DMK or against it.”

06:10:02 on 21 May

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Personal data of millions of celebrities and influencers stands exposed on Instagram in a massive database that has been traced to Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox. Each record contained public data, including bio, profile picture, number of followers they have, location and private contact information.

05:57:01 on 21 May

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Applying sunscreen every day? Congratulations. Re-applying it every few hours? Pat yourself on the back. Hoarding an assortment of different types of sunscreens for different occasions and locations? Didn’t think so. If you’re sitting in front of the computer screen all day, you’ll need a very different sunscreen from the one you’ll slather on before going on a hike.

05:27:01 on 21 May

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There’s something to be said about the convenience of a boxed cake mix. Its dump-and-stir process is appealing to anyone ― amateur bakers, skilled professionals in a rush or anyone in between. While there’s no shame in getting a little help from Betty Crocker sometimes, we don’t want people to know we took a shortcut.

04:57:02 on 21 May

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Whether you’re worried about a job interview or concerned about your parents’ health, anxiety is part of being human. But when should your level of worry be cause for concern? It’s hard to define anxiety disorders by their symptoms because anxiety affects everyone and it manifests in different ways.

04:27:02 on 21 May

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The Neon Museum is preparing to double in size by expanding across Las Vegas Boulevard with a $1-a-year lease for a shuttered cultural center dating to the early 1960s. City officials have approved a plan dubbed “Neon 2020” to expand the popular downtown showcase of vintage signs into the vacant Reed Whipple Cultural Center.

03:57:02 on 21 May

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Venice Biennale has been running for well over a century, but it is only in this, it’s 58th edition, that its central exhibition has achieved an equal balance of male and female artists. As with so many things, the upper end of the art world has long been a boys’ club. Of the 87 national pavilions at this year’s Biennale, there are 17 female curator-and-artist pairings.

03:26:01 on 21 May

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Being mostly a non-drinker, wine is the one liquor which I especially detest the most. Someone had once told me, “I hate it because it tastes like cough syrup” - and that description of the alcoholic drink has always resonated with me. An uncle of mine had once tried to endear me towards wine and said that I needed to ‘acquire’ the taste.

02:56:01 on 21 May

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Emerging adults tend to believe that adolescents and members of their own age group are exceptionally narcissistic and entitled, but have a negative reaction to these labels being applied to their age group. Academic reports have contributed to the widespread idea that emerging adults are more entitled and narcissistic than are other modern age groups.

02:26:01 on 21 May

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Keto Diet On A Budget- Is It Possible?

Keto diet is a popular diet for helping people achieve quick weight loss. Many people associate keto diet with expensiveness. The budget part is usually considered as a downside of practising ketogenic diet. Do you feel that keto diet is too expensive to follow? Here are some tips to help you follow this quick weight loss diet on a set budget.

01:55:02 on 21 May

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Hiding under trees for hours, counting fruits and visitor birds and by studying their feeding behaviours, researchers from Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, have mapped the different frugivore (fruit eater) birds and their interactions that are important for the forest ecosystem. The study was carried out in Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal.

01:25:02 on 21 May

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The one widely-believed adage is ‘everything should be consumed in moderation’. Green tea is no different. Over the years, green tea has become a favourite among health enthusiasts. Whether for shedding extra pounds or sipping on it for its antioxidant properties, green tea must be consumed in moderation. But what is the best time to drink green tea?

12:57:01 on 21 May

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Men love steroids despite the side-effects

Attaining a strong physique is something that most men desire, and they are ready to go any length to achieve that. Probably this is the reason why they continue to take a high dosage of steroids despite knowing the side associated with it, a new study has revealed. Men continue steroid abuse even after knowing side effects.

12:27:01 on 21 May

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Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves the ability of intestines to contract, find researchers. Researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee suppressed bacteria and increased muscle motility, regardless of caffeine content.

11:57:01 on 20 May

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A lot changes between couples after they embrace parenthood. According to a recent study, confidence is the key to maintaining a loving relationship. According to recent findings, a father tends to feel closer to his partner, both as a co-parent and as a romantic partner, when he believes that she trusts him when it comes to taking care of their child.

11:27:02 on 20 May

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Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says "if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange on probable cause suspected for rape ... I will issue a European Arrest Warrant."

10:57:01 on 20 May

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Even police is not safe in Delhi: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday condemned the killing of a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector and questioned who will be responsible for the safety of the people in the city when even police is not safe here. Rajkumar, a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector posted at the Police Control Room (PCR), was found dead in Shahdara's Vivek Vihar area.

10:40:02 on 20 May

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All eyes are now on what kind of government will emerge. These elections have challenged the very soul of India. Has all decency, morality, self-respect and co-existence been lost forever in political discourse? Those who believe in the mythology may consider the Mahabharata as our perennial destiny, but living societies must think of the future and not of the past.

10:25:01 on 20 May

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The National Commission for Women has sent a notice to Vivek Oberoi over his post in which he had compared Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s personal life with the Lok Sabha elections exit polls. Oberoi, who had reportedly dated the actor-former Miss World in early 2000s, posted a meme featuring her with husband Abhishek, daughter Aaradhya and Salman Khan.

10:12:01 on 20 May

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The interesting, and unfortunate, thing regarding money disorders is that they are more common than we would like to believe — prevalent in everyone, from the extremely poor to very wealthy. For the uninitiated, having a money disorder is a psychological state, wherein our belief patterns and attitude towards money is fundamentally flawed.

09:55:02 on 20 May

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday said a nodal officer would be appointed to help eminent economist Thomas Piketty to study the state's model of growth. Mr Vijayan said this after returning from a tour to Europe, where he had a detailed discussion with Mr Piketty.

09:42:01 on 20 May

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The Rose Garden, a 125-foot-long French-style garden, has in recent months become President Donald Trump’s preferred venue for public events at the White House, whether he is hosting athletes and world leaders, or pitching his own defeats as victories. He has insisted on the locale even when it has been uncomfortably cold.

09:25:01 on 20 May

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Maintenance awarded to an estranged wife is for her survival and should not be seen as a "bounty", and it has to be given from the date of her application, the Delhi High Court has held. The court order came while dismissing a man's plea challenging a trial court's May 2017 order directing him to pay an interim maintenance of Rs 40,000 to his estranged wife.

09:12:01 on 20 May

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Does Modi speak India's 'Mann Ki Baat'? Yes, if exit polls are to be believed. With most post poll surveys predicting a second mandate for PM Modi, India Today's Data Intelligence Unit (DIU) tries to analyse the support base of the country's chowkidar. And we found that most educated voters, and voters cutting across income groups support the BJP.

08:56:01 on 20 May

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Dairy major Amul said Monday it will increase milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in Delhi NCR, Maharashtra and other states from Tuesday due to an increase in production cost. Milk prices were last revised two years back in March 2017, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells milk and milk products under the Amul brand, said in a statement.

08:42:01 on 20 May

Now the focus needs to be on the economy

More than fifty different exit polls in Australia were proved wrong in the surprise victory of the coalition. If only the exit polls in India are to be believed, this would be the first time since India’s independence that a party was given a second strong mandate by the voters. However it should be clear that the economy needs urgent attention and top priority.

08:26:04 on 20 May

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Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has sought to capitalise on his huge popularity by dissolving the country's parliament minutes after he was sworn in as the president. Zelenskiy, who won 73% of the votes in April in his landslide victory, slammed parliament as a hot-bed of self-enrichment, and promised to stop the war in the east against Russian-backed separatists.

08:12:01 on 20 May

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The Indian women's hockey team started their bi-lateral series on a bright note as they defeated hosts South Korea 2-1 in the first match of the three-match series on Monday. The Indian players, who gained confidence from their good results in their previous tournaments in Spain and Malaysia, made a good start in the first quarter but failed to convert a penalty corner.

07:57:02 on 20 May

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Falaknuma Das to release on May 31

Falaknuma Das, the Telugu remake of critically acclaimed Malayalam film Angamaly Diaries, will release on May 31. The movie marks the directorial debut of actor Vishwak Sen. The makers and actors of Falaknuma Das interacted with the media on Sunday. Pelli Choopulu director Tharun Bhascker is making his acting debut with Falaknuma Das.

07:40:01 on 20 May

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China on Monday lacerated the US for sailing its warship in the disputed South China Sea, saying Washington was trying to disturb peace and stability in the region. The disputed South China Sea is one of the hot button issues between the US and China who are going through a very rough patch in their ties.

07:22:20 on 20 May

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The stalwarts of Tamil film industry came together recently to show their support for multifaceted filmmaker Parthiban’s upcoming film Oththa Seruppu. It is, reportedly, the first Tamil film to feature only one actor. Parthiban has written, directed and produced the film in addition to acting in it.

07:13:30 on 20 May

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BCCI CEO Rahul Johri who is paid an annual gross salary of Rs. 5,76,36,000 crore other than the allowances and other benefits, has requested the SC-appointed CoA to look into his increment process. With CoA chief Vinod Rai giving the go-ahead to Johri's request for immediate attention, the matter is set to be brought up when the three committee members meet on Tuesday.

07:09:15 on 20 May

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Spoiler alert! If you haven't watched GOT Season 8 Episode 6, too bad. You can't go ahead without spoilers. The rest, read on. Did Bran know all this while that the viral Starbucks coffee cup in Winterfell had its water bottle counterpart waiting in King's Landing? Fans pointed out what appears to be yet another Game Of Thrones blooper after episode 4's coffee-gate.

06:58:53 on 20 May

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MNM lodged a police complaint against Tamil Nadu Minister for Milk and Rural Development Rajenthra Bhalaji for criminal intimidation and defamation Kamal Haasan. In the complaint MNM General Secretary A. Arunachalam alleged that Bhalaji had threatened violence against Haasan by saying that his tongue should be cut for a remark he made at an election rally.

06:49:53 on 20 May

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In what can be considered a not-so-veiled attack, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan placed the blame of stoking communal tensions with regard to the Sabarimala issue squarely on the BJP, and Narendra Modi. The Kerala CM’s comments were in response to the BJP and PM Narendra Modi’s repeated accusations that the CPM had attacked the cultural ethos of Kerala.

06:49:34 on 20 May

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Doctors treating French quadriplegic Vincent Lambert, who has been in a deep vegetative state for more than a decade, plan to stop feeding him this week, renewing a furious debate over the right-to-die that has split France and Lambert's family. Lambert, a former psychiatric nurse, has been completely paralysed since a motorcycle accident in 2008.

06:46:01 on 20 May

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NaMo TV has vanished from viewers' set top boxes just as mysteriously as it had appeared. The timing of the channel's disappearance has raised many eyebrows. NaMo TV had made its way on various service providers' platform just before the start of 2019 Lok Sabha elections on March 26.

06:40:20 on 20 May

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The 2019 exit polls have thrown up quite a confusing mixed bag in Andhra Pradesh, which voted simultaneously for the Lok Sabha and the state Assembly in the first phase of polling in this general election. While some exit polls predict that the YSRC will win a majority of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state, others forecast that TDP will hold sway once again

06:31:50 on 20 May

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A few months ago, Huawei was riding the wave of a great 2018 for the smartphone business. However, Huawei will no longer have access to Android. It was last year when US said American citizens shouldn’t use products made by Huawei, owing to the security risks. There are two aspects to the conundrum that Huawei finds itself in.

06:30:52 on 20 May

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The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed varsities and higher educational institutions to observe 21 May as Anti-Terrorism day to wean away the youth from terrorism. The activities suggested for the day include debates, discussions, symposium, pledge taking ceremony and screening of films.

06:05:38 on 20 May

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Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has said that Sunday’s exit polls signalled “a huge maturing of Indian democracy” and listed six takeaways in a blog titled The Message of Exit Polls. Jaitley believes that voters are sending several messages including one that they are no longer willing to trust a ‘coalition of rivals’.

06:05:34 on 20 May

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Vivo Y91 3GB RAM variant has been launched in India. The smartphone, which comes as an upgrade over the original Vivo Y91 model with 2GB RAM. Apart from increased RAM, key specifications of the Vivo Y91 3GB RAM variant are identical to that of its 2GB RAM model that was launched in January.

06:01:19 on 20 May

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called on countries to join hands in sharing intelligence to deal with international terror threats, media reported on Monday. The call has come after the last month's terror attacks that claimed around 250 lives in the island country.

05:57:20 on 20 May

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Video of a nurse taking bribe in Vellore's Vaniyambadi GH has become viral on social media. A patient Aseentaj was recommended to take glucose because of his health deterioration. The nurse demanded Rs 200 to administer it. The patient's relatives groused that such a happening will make poor people like them lose hope on Government hospitals.

05:48:27 on 20 May

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Actor Diana Penty made her red carpet debut at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in France on Sunday. Diana attended the screening of movie “A Hidden Life”. Diana wore a beige coloured off-shoulder gown. She detailed it with fox feathers to add volume. (Hindustan Times)

05:46:21 on 20 May

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Online food delivering platform Zomato has rolled out a new offer wherein customers need to predict the country's next prime minister ahead of the final counting on May 23 and win caskbacks on food orders. Called "Zomato Election league", the offer promises cashbacks to customers who guess the next prime minister correctly, the company said in a statement on Monday.

05:39:16 on 20 May

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu continues his spree of post-election meetings with one in Kolkata today -- with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. "We discussed politics. We even requested her to come to Delhi for meeting the Election Commission," he said, adding that the opposition parties are likely to meet the ECI on Wednesday with a wishlist and concerns about EVMs.

05:33:23 on 20 May

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For the first time, Karthi and his sister-in-law Jyothika are sharing the screen space and this has created a lot of expectations. While it is confirmed that veteran actor Sathyaraj has been roped in to play a pivotal role in the film, Ammu Abhirami also made it to the star cast. The filmmakers made a new addition to the star cast by roping in Nikhila Vimal.

05:30:17 on 20 May

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Sprinter Dutee Chand, who recently admitted to having a same-sex relationship with a younger relative, is facing a tough battle of acceptance in her family. After her elder sister Saraswati's alleged that Dutee is being pressurised and blackmailed, the athlete's mother Akhoji Chand told ANI, that it is not possible for her to accept her daughter's relationship status.

05:24:16 on 20 May

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Buying a new AC can be quite a task. For starters, there are way too many options available in the market right now. You'll be flooded with options and, sometimes, even compelled to buy something you normally shouldn't, thanks to highly skilled salespeople. Air conditioners now promise plenty of out-of-the-world features. But most of them are just marketing tactics.

05:19:55 on 20 May

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday expressed hope that the results of 2019 general election would be in consonance with the outcome of multiple exit polls. Most of the exit polls have forecast another term for Prime Minister Modi, with some of them projecting that BJP-led NDA will get more than 300 Seats to comfortably cross the majority mark of 272 in the Lok Sabha.

05:15:43 on 20 May

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Pakistan batsman Asif Ali was included in the final 15-man World Cup squad, selectors said on Monday, one day after the death of his 18-month-old daughter Noor Fatima was announced. Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said Asif would return to Pakistan from the tour of England for his child's funeral.

05:10:16 on 20 May

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The US military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between them. The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the US-China relationship, which also include a trade war, US sanctions and Taiwan.

05:01:12 on 20 May

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This morning, the world woke up to what can only be described as a bombshell. Google said it was suspending Huawei’s access to its Android operating system for smartphones. At least till the US Government doesn’t remove the restrictions it has put in place for American companies from doing business with Huawei. Now finally, Huawei has responded to the matter.

04:53:13 on 20 May

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At a time when the entire nation is glued to television screens anticipating the much-awaited result of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Vivek Oberoi decided to crack a tasteless joke. The Saathiya actor brought up Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan's affair to talk about the Lok Sabha 2019 result, and this hasn't gone down too well with netizens.

04:49:24 on 20 May

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Police have launched a probe, into the allegation of rape, against Dhananjoy Tripura (29), Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura MLA. He has been charged with the allegations of raping a tribal girl, deceiving her with the promise of marriage. Mr. Tripura was the elected nominee of IPFT, coalition partner of BJP, from Raima Valley tribal reserved constituency last year.

04:41:29 on 20 May

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Benchmark Sensex zoomed over 1,422 points and the NSE Nifty surged 421 points after most exit polls showed that the Narendra Modi-led NDA is returning to power with a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha elections. The 30-share index ended 1,421.90 points, or 3.75 per cent, higher at 39,352.67.

04:37:01 on 20 May

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Dutee Chand came out to disclose that she is in a same sex relationship with a girl. As the country hailed her for having the strength, Chand's sister alleged that the sprinter was being "pressurised and blackmailed into marriage" by her partner. Saraswati Chand, Dutee's elder sister, said that her coming out was not a choice and that she was forced into the move.

04:31:54 on 20 May

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk who has been moving back and forth on his India dream for couple of years and unable to take the next big step now has an invitation from commercial vehicles major Ashok Leyland. Musk wants to make India his next big market but the question lingers: Will the electric car ever run on the bumpy 'desi' roads?

04:26:05 on 20 May

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