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China's Huawei Technologies launched on Monday what it said was the world's first 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving technology. Huawei said in a statement that the so-called MH5000 module is based on the Balong 5000 5G chip which it launched in January.

07:44:08 on 22 Apr

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Our bodies are incredibly complex oranisms that have evolved over 1,00,000 years to survive and adapt to the environment and excel at it. Yet, today, air pollution is destroying these amazing mechanisms like never before. The very air which is our life support has become toxic. And heart disease is just one of the many disorders that air pollution causes.

07:43:55 on 22 Apr

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The Supreme Court Bar Association and the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) have expressed deep reservations regarding the suo moto court hearing held on April 20 on the issue related to allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.

07:41:04 on 22 Apr

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Celebrity hair stylist Jawed Habib joined BJP in New Delhi. Talking to the media after joining the BJP, Jawed Habib said, "Aaj tak main baalon ka chowkidar tha, aaj mein desh ka chowkidar ban gaya hoon." The move came one day ahead of phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections 2019. Phase 3 of the Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 23 in 115 constituencies.

07:39:20 on 22 Apr

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from Wayanad is an important moment for the party in Kerala. The Kerala unit is one of the most resilient state units of the Congress. The party has strong roots in Kerala and behaves more like a regional party whose main focus is the state.

07:35:32 on 22 Apr

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JP president Amit Shah Monday hit out at UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi for allegedly shedding tears for terrorists killed in the Batla House encounter of 2008, but not for the policeman who lost his life in the same incident. He defended the party's decision to nominate Sadhvi Pragya as a Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal saying the allegations against her are false.

07:32:48 on 22 Apr

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Sensex cracks 495 points on crude oil woes

The BSE Sensex on April 22 crashed over 495 points and the NSE Nifty shed more than 158 points as macroeconomic worries resurfaced following reports that US will end sanctions waiver on Iranian oil imports. The 30-share BSE index settled 495.10 points, or 1.26%, lower at 38,645.18; while the broader NSE Nifty tumbled 158.35 points, or 1.35%, to close at 11,594.45.

07:24:40 on 22 Apr

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Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha candidates of LDF, UDF and BJP will cast their vote in different schools in the City. LDF candidate C Divakaran will vote in Kamaleswaram higher secondary school. He is expected to arrive at 8 in the morning and after casting the vote will visit polling stations in the constituency. Shashi Tharoor will vote in the Cotton Hill School

07:22:48 on 22 Apr

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NDA candidate in Thrissur Suresh Gopi visited actor Mohanlal at his residence here in Kochi. After the visit, Suresh Gopi and Mohanlal addressed the media. Suresh Gopi said that he came to seek the blessings of Mohanlal ahead of voting. Suresh Gopi recollected that their relationship started long back and he used to stay at Mohanlal’s room during the shooting of movies.

07:20:49 on 22 Apr

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Security has been beefed up in and around the Naval Base here in the wake of the deadly Easter blasts in Sri Lanka, a Defence spokesman said here Monday. "In the backdrop of Sri Lanka blasts, security has been enhanced in and around Naval base as a precautionary measure. Surveillance over sea has also been enhanced," he said here.

07:19:12 on 22 Apr

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DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday condemned the State Election Commission's move to seek more time from the Supreme Court to hold local body polls in Tamil Nadu. Alleging that the state government has been postponing the local body elections for nearly 30 months, Stalin said he condemned the State Election Commission's move to seek three more months from SC.

07:15:59 on 22 Apr

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Shah Rukh Khan's music video in which he has appealed to his fans to vote in the national election has earned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's praise. Lauding the actor, PM Modi has said called it a "fantastic effort", hoping first-time voters would listen to the actor and vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

07:09:34 on 22 Apr

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath Monday invoked the Indian Armed Forces to depict a strong India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Adityanath, who had earlier been reprimanded by the Election Commission for referring to Indian Army as 'Modiji ki Sena', claimed that during Congress rule China used to enter Indian territory "at will".

07:08:29 on 22 Apr

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PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lowering the standard of political discourse by his remarks on India's nuclear weapons. She tweeted: "If India hasn't kept nuclear bomb for Diwali, it's obvious Pakistan's not kept theirs for Eid either. Don't know why PM Modi must stoop so low & reduce political discourse to this."

07:06:06 on 22 Apr

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Vivo V11 Pro has recently been in the news for getting a price cut and now, word on the street is that the phone is getting the Android 9 Pie software update. The update seems to be rolling out in batches since our review unit hasn't picked it up yet. From what we can tell, there's no official mention about this from Vivo yet.

07:04:18 on 22 Apr

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested the General Manager(Technical) of the National Highways Authority of India Ltd (NHAI), Madurai; his relative (a private person) and an Assistant Manager of a Hyderabad based private firm, NSS Infrastructure and his employee(also a private person) in an alleged bribery case of Rs.27 lakh.

07:02:06 on 22 Apr

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LDF candidate in Wayanad, Kerala calls Rahul Gandhi’s candidature from the seat a ‘historic blunder’. PP Suneer, a CPI leader, accuses the Congress President of hurting the ‘secular, democratic forces’ in the country by choosing a seat which doesn’t have a strong BJP presence. Gandhi says he is contesting from the southern state, as a show of solidarity with the region.

06:55:36 on 22 Apr

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If you haven’t gotten around to watching the second episode of Game Of Thrones season 8, then it would be best if you avoid the internet today and this article also, because it is too full of spoilers. But if you have, then these memes and jokes will be the next best thing you will witness, after the mind-blowing episode of course.

06:55:30 on 22 Apr

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The Trump administration on Monday announced the United States will not grant any more sanctions waivers to countries such as India and China that import Iranian crude in a bid to increase pressure on Teheran to give up its nuclear weapons programme. India was among eight countries that were granted waivers from secondary impact of sanctions for a period of six months.

06:52:04 on 22 Apr

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As smoking during pregnancy is linked with negative health outcomes, researchers has found that smoking cessation during pregnancy may reduce the risk of pre-term birth. The findings showed that probability of pre-term birth decreased with earlier smoking cessation in pregnancy - up to a 20% per cent relative decrease if cessation occurred at the beginning of pregnancy.

06:47:52 on 22 Apr

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In less than 24 hours, Gujarat will seal the fate of BJP in the state, as it is highly unlikely that the saffron party will repeat its 2014 clean sweep here. Several issues cropped up in the state in the last five years which has reflected on the party’s performance in local body elections and the 2017 Assembly elections.

06:45:54 on 22 Apr

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Many cancer patients use marijuana and its usage has increased, a new study suggests. The findings, published in journal Cancer, indicate 40.3% of cancer patients used marijuana within the past year, compared with 38 per cent of respondents without cancer. The researchers found significantly increased use of marijuana over time but they found stable rates of opioid use.

06:43:58 on 22 Apr

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Gaming and virtual reality (VR) could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, claimed a recent study. The researchers strive to bridge the gap by a new VR game they developed called, Butterfly World 1.0, an adventure game designed to engage its users in learning about insect and plant species.

06:43:20 on 22 Apr

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Realme 3 Pro has finally been launched in India. The new Realme phone sports a 19.5:9 display and comes with a dual rear camera setup. The handset also runs Android Pie with ColorOS 6.0 out-of-the-box. Realme has additionally offered Snapdragon 710 SoC. Further, the Realme 3 Pro comes with a list of camera-centred features.

06:43:16 on 22 Apr

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The comment ‘chowkidar chor hai’ was made with rhetorical flourish in the heat of political campaigning, Congress party president Rahul Gandhi explained SC. It was said in an atmosphere of vindication at the Supreme Court deciding to reopen the Rafale case despite government efforts to shut out new facts and documents published about the purchase of the 36 jets, he said.

06:37:48 on 22 Apr

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Sri Lankan govt announced that it will compensate the victims of the multiple bomb blasts, according to a media report. Govt spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said that each victim in the attacks will be paid 1 mn Sri Lankan rupees (USD 5,722), while about 100,000 Sri Lankan rupees (USD 572) would be given for the costs of the funeral processions, The Sunday Times reported.

06:37:44 on 22 Apr

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A decision on Priyanka Gandhi's candidature from Varanasi will be announced in a day or two. Sources have said that the Congress is likely to take a decision within the next day or two over its general secretary Priyanka Gandhi's candidature from Varanasi. If fielded from the Uttar Pradesh constituency, Priyanka Gandhi will be directly pitted against PM Modi.

06:30:06 on 22 Apr

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A Delhi court on Monday deferred the hearing of a complaint against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for tomorrow. The Patiala House Court was hearing a complaint against Rahul for allegedly making a derogatory statement against PM Modi. Metropolitan Magistrate Preeti Prewa sent the case file to District and Session Judge for further direction and consideration.

06:24:22 on 22 Apr

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A child’s exposure to plastic begins with the very first things you buy for a newborn, from plastic toys to feeding bottles. Toddlers have a habit of putting every object in their mouth. If it is a plastic item, your child is likely to be exposed to toxic chemicals like bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic hardening agent used in many plastic products.

06:22:47 on 22 Apr

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The main national parties, BJP and Congress, are trying to make inroads in South India in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2019. Kerala has been in the spotlight in the last few months since the Sabarimala issue gained momentum, and both political parties have been trying to make a connect with people. But how are the people of Kerala looking at this crucial race?

06:16:03 on 22 Apr

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was unusually combative today as she countered the BJP's Smriti Irani, who is taking on her brother Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, in his three-time constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. Smriti Irani had come and "distributed shoes" in Amethi as an insult, she said.

06:15:59 on 22 Apr

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The number of Indians dead in the devastating Sri Lanka blasts has risen to seven, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed on Twitter today. In a series of suicide blasts on Sunday, the island nation lost nearly 300 people. The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka tweeted two more names of Indians who lost their lives in the attacks.

06:15:21 on 22 Apr

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If a Russian startup has its way, advertising is headed for new heights: both literally and figuratively. Others termed the plan as the climax of "visual pollution, commercial greed” and “an awful idea,” urging the company to use “your money for something more worthwhile than ruining our skies with advertising. What an awful idea this is.”

06:14:07 on 22 Apr

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For members of Sri Lanka’s Muslim community, it’s no surprise that local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath is being blamed for deadly bombings that killed nearly 300 people on Easter Sunday. Hilmy Ahamed, vice president of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, said he warned military intelligence officials about the group and its leaders about three years ago.

06:09:29 on 22 Apr

As musician Rahul Ram croons Aisi Taisi Democracy’s ‘Chunaav ka Mahina,’ the audience breaks into laughter and applause at the song’s many punchlines. It features in the comedy collective’s new ‘Aazaadi Tour,’ a political comedy show currently running to packed houses across the country.

06:08:19 on 22 Apr

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Felodipine, a prescribed drug to treat high blood pressure, has shown promise against Parkinson's, Huntington's and forms of dementia in studies carried out in mice and zebrafish at the University of Cambridge. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists have shown in mice that felodipine may be a candidate for re-purposing.

06:06:01 on 22 Apr

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Tejashwi Yadav and Rahul Gandhi, the star speakers for Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, have yet to share a stage for national election campaign. It speaks volumes about the alliance as the country preps for the third round of voting. Congress sources confirmed that Tejashwi Yadav, had requested rallies by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra - Rahul Gandhi's sister.

06:05:11 on 22 Apr

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Pradeep Maharathy, six-time Odisha MLA and a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) nominee, was on Monday arrested on charges of leading an attack on an Election Commission of India (ECI) team, during a raid at his farmhouse. BJD nominee and 6-time legislator Maharathy directed followers to beat up flying squad.

05:55:35 on 22 Apr

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Time is drawing near for the impending birth of the first child for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan. The couple is keeping several details about Meghan’s pregnancy and birth plan private and says they don’t know the baby’s gender yet. Here are some key points about what will be the latest addition to the world’s most famous royal family. How will we hear about the baby?

05:54:29 on 22 Apr

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“I first saw it on the net and then panicked. I thought to myself, ‘What’s happening?’ We didn’t have enmity with anyone,” says Zaibuna. Her husband, Pehlu Khan, was lynched on 1 April 2017. Pehlu Khan succumbed to his injuries two days later on 3 April 2017. Two years on, a distraught Zaibuna is finding it hard to cope with the tragic loss of the family’s breadwinner.

05:47:20 on 22 Apr

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Over 200 people including several Americans were killed in coordinated bomb attacks on churches on hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter. Several Christian communities spread across the island nation were targeted in the attack. Approximately, 7% of Sri Lanka’s 21 million are Christian. The majority of them are Roman Catholic.

05:40:49 on 22 Apr

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Vistara Airlines on 17 April tweeted a picture of Major General (retired) GD Bakshi, with their staff, stating that they were “honoured” to have him onboard. Calling him “a decorated Kargil war hero,” the tweet thanked Bakshi for his “service to the nation.” However, the tweet met with severe backlash from some Twitteratis.

05:28:28 on 22 Apr

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YouTube FanFest was strictly for fans

FanFest brings YouTube’s stars from screens on to a live stage. This is a global initiative aimed at celebrating ‘freedom to be heard, to be in the know, to be what’s next, and to belong.’ At Hyderabad’s edition of FanFest most of the participants did skits or sang and danced for their fans.

05:25:35 on 22 Apr

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The Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) headed by TTV Dhinakaran Monday urged the Election Commission to allow agents of political parties to stay round-the-clock at centres where EVMs used in the April 18 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu are stored. AMMK leader Thanga Tamilselvan said his party had 'suspicion' about state government officials deployed for poll work.

05:24:05 on 22 Apr

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Women, please take note. If you are in a violent relationship you may be at an increased risk of suffering from mental disorders. A study, published in Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders journal, indicates that the unpredictable violence not only causes physical injuries to women but also leaves the victims at a higher risk of suffering from mental disorders.

05:22:56 on 22 Apr

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The final of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on 12 May after the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) wasn't given permission to open stands I, J and K. Chennai will now host Qualifier 1 while Vizag will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2.

05:22:27 on 22 Apr

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Social entrepreneur from Coimbatore Arunachalam Muruganantham has joined some of the global leaders in the list of World’s 50 Greatest Leaders 2019 by Fortune Magazine. He is ranked 45th in the list released recently. Period. End of Sentence, a documentary that reflects his work, had won an Oscar in the Best Short Documentary category this year.

05:21:57 on 22 Apr

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As musician Rahul Ram croons Aisi Taisi Democracy’s ‘Chunaav ka Mahina,’ the audience breaks into laughter and applause at the song’s many punchlines. Right before their performance in Hyderabad, we caught up with the team to have some Chunaav ki Charcha with the makers of ‘Chunaav ka Mahina.’

05:18:44 on 22 Apr

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Odisha’s coastal belt has never been a fertile ground for the lotus to bloom. But the BJP is trying hard this time to make inroads in the region which is considered a BJD stronghold. The saffron party has handpicked candidates for some of the most prestigious seats in this belt, including Puri, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack – the last one widely seen as the gateway to the coast.

05:18:16 on 22 Apr

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Actor Akshay Kumar created quite a flutter among millions of his fans when he tweeted today morning that he was venturing into something he had never attempted before. Hindustan Times has now learned from sources that the actor is referring to a soon-to-be-aired interview he has done with none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

05:16:05 on 22 Apr

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Days after his mother Menaka Gandhi found herself in the middle of a storm for her comments about Muslims, BJP's Varun Gandhi said on Sunday that he would not mind if Muslims did not vote for him, adding that he would still help them. Gandhi is contesting from Pilibhit in this election, while his mother is contesting from Sultanpur.

05:11:58 on 22 Apr

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TDP MP Diwakar Reddy on Monday said that every party in Andhra Pradesh buys votes and the going rate for a single vote in this election was Rs 2,500. All the parties, including TDP, had together spent at least Rs 10,000 crore in the recent Assembly and Lok Sabha polls, he said. Such a comment coming from a senior leader of the ruling party has sparked a row in the state.

05:01:55 on 22 Apr

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Obesity can impair learning, memory: Study

Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, a study has found. Chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our brain can let factors from the blood enter the brain and affect the function of our neurons, scientists said.

04:51:11 on 22 Apr

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Fresh explosion in van near Colombo church

At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more injured in eight blasts that rocked churches and hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday. Fresh explosion in a van near Colombo church while Sri Lanka bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it, says Reuters witness.

04:46:24 on 22 Apr

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The Sri Lankan government believes a local Islamist extremist group called the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) was behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks that killed nearly 300 people, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said Monday. Senaratne, who is also a cabinet minister, added that the government was investigating whether the group had "international support".

04:46:13 on 22 Apr

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Sri Lankan police found 87 bomb detonators at the main bus station in the capital, Colombo, on Monday, a spokesman said, a day after suicide bombers attacked churches and hotels killing 290 people and wounding about 500. Security forces are carrying out searches across the island to find those behind the bombs. No group has claimed responsibility.

04:37:30 on 22 Apr

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A Guide To Your Mind While You're Pregnant

Pregnancy can be joyful. But for many, a positive pregnancy test can feel like an admission ticket to an intense roller-coaster ride. There's the pressure of choosing a name, deciding on a birth plan and managing relatives' reactions. There are weird, gross and uncomfortable bodily sensations. And all too often, there's a sense of fear, trauma and even loss.

04:37:01 on 22 Apr

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The Congress, which is yet to declare its candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, is witnessing infighting over tickets. Supporters of Congress leaders Raj Kumar Chauhan and Mahabal Mishra staged a protest outside the party office and Rahul Gandhi's residence on Sunday following reports that the two leaders were denied ticket for the Lok Sabha polls.

04:36:09 on 22 Apr

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Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based computer programme that can help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analysing their voices. The study, published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, found that an AI tool can distinguish with 89 per cent accuracy between the voices of those with or without PTSD.

04:34:05 on 22 Apr

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Nasim Zaidi quits Jet Airways board

Citing “personal reasons” and “time constraints”, former Chief Election Commissoner Nasim Zaidi has quit the Board of Directors of grounded carrier Jet Airways. Mr. Zaidi, who was also a former civil aviation secretary, joined the Jet Airways board in August last year as a non-executive and non-independent director.

04:30:00 on 22 Apr

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CPM Central Committee member Vaikom Viswan on Sunday said the attempts by the UDF and BJP to drain the LDF’s votes in the name of Sabarimala will not yield any results.“The government did not arrest anyone for saying ‘Lord Ayyappa’. Those who attempted to unleash violence in Sabarimala and urged people not to give offerings were arrested,” Viswan told reporters here.

04:29:01 on 22 Apr

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U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc on Monday said it has sent a team to investigate a video on Chinese social media which showed a parked Tesla Model S car exploding. The video, time-stamped Sunday evening and widely shared on China's Twitter-like Weibo, shows the parked EV emit smoke and burst into flames seconds later.

04:27:19 on 22 Apr

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Gautham Karthik is all set to play a rustic hero in Devarattam. Set in rural Madurai, the film will hit theaters on May 1. The makers of the film released the trailer today. Going by the trailer, M Muthaiah directorial Devarattam seems to promise a lot of action and mass dialogues.

04:25:26 on 22 Apr

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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the central Philippines on Monday, the U.S Geological Survey said, and a Reuters witness said office buildings swayed in the main business district of the capital, Manila. The quake struck 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Manila at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The USGS initially said the magnitude was 6.4 but later downgraded it slightly.

04:25:22 on 22 Apr

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Eight powerful blasts ripped through Sri Lanka on Easter Day, killing 290 people on Sunday. At least six Indians, including four JD(s) workers, have been killed in a string of powerful blasts. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe late on Sunday said that the government had information about possible attacks, which were ignored by the Defence Department.

04:24:34 on 22 Apr

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The Election Commission of India on Monday submitted its report in a sealed cover before the Supreme Court on Vivek Oberoi-starrer biopic PM Narendra Modi. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, posted the matter for hearing on Friday and directed that report be served to the petitioner (producers of the movie).

04:22:21 on 22 Apr

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Firozabad, known for bangle and glass industry, is set to witness a pitched battle between Shivpal Yadav, the estranged uncle of Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, and Akshay Yadav, son of Ram Gopal Yadav. Shivpal Yadav, the estranged uncle of SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, has set up an electoral battle with Ram Gopal’s son Akshay in Firozabad Lok Sabha constituency.

04:12:08 on 22 Apr

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the day India will be free from Congress, it will become poverty-free. Singh said Congress had made several promises but did not fulfil them and "if someone" has to learn to reduce poverty then they should take lessons from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

04:11:04 on 22 Apr

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The Indian Coast Guard has been placed on high alert along the maritime border to prevent any attempt by those behind the Sri Lanka blasts to enter India. The development came hours after Sri Lanka declared that a local Islamic extremist group -- the National Thowheeth Jama'ath -- may be behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks that killed nearly 300 people on Easter Sunday.

04:06:43 on 22 Apr

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As Shantha Prasad carried children wounded in Sri Lanka's deadly attacks into a Colombo hospital, memories of the country's deadly civil war flooded back. For many Sri Lankans, Sunday's attacks against churches and high-end hotels brought back painful memories of a conflict that lasted three decades and killed as many as 100,000 people.

04:06:20 on 22 Apr

Twitter India on Monday appointed Manish Maheshwari, ex-CEO of Network18 Digital, as the Managing Director for its India operations. Reporting to Maya Hari, Twitter's Vice President and MD of Asia Pacific, Maheshwari will be responsible for driving an integrated business strategy to accelerate Twitter's audience and revenue growth in the country.

04:04:58 on 22 Apr

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From accusing Alia Bhatt of nepotism, calling her out for not supporting Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, to naming her Gully Boy's performance 'mediocre', Kangana Ranaut has been leaving no stones unturned to lash out at the young actress. As if Kangana's accusations were not piercing enough, her sister Rangoli Chandel has also been attacking Bhatt's family these days.

04:03:28 on 22 Apr

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A local outfit identified as the National Tawheed Jamath is suspected of plotting the deadly Easter blasts that killed 290 people and wounded 500 others in the worst terror attack in the country's history, a top Sri Lankan minister said. Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratne, also said that all suicide bombers involved in the blasts are believed to be Sri Lankan nationals.

04:01:32 on 22 Apr

The state turned into a battlefield with widespread violence being reported as campaign for the LS polls drew to a close on Sunday. The violence erupted when political parties hit the road for traditional show of strength. All constituencies in the state witnessed thousands of workers of LDF, UDF and NDA taking to the streets with percussion instruments and party flags.

04:01:06 on 22 Apr

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Though the Tamil Nadu police have said that the coastal security has been beefed up following the Colombo serial blasts, lack of officers at disposal on Sunday was an issue of concern for the Coastal Security Wing, the unit that is responsible for guarding porous coastline of more than 1,000 km.

03:59:19 on 22 Apr

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Sri Lanka's National Security Council on Monday announced plans to impose a "conditional state of Emergency" from midnight. A press release from the President's media unit referred to articles on combating terrorism as the basis for the action. It said the measures would target terrorism and would not limit freedom of expression.

03:59:15 on 22 Apr

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District collector K Vasuki said the incident trying to sabotage polls after creating dual identity cards in Attingal constituency will be examined. She said steps will be taken on the complaint of Adoor Prakash, the UDF candidate of Attingal. Adoor had alleged that almost 1,12,000 double votes were found in the constituency.

03:58:05 on 22 Apr

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From Wandering Albatross to Coastal Redwood, Google on Monday celebrated Earth Day with a series of animations on six unique inhabitants on the Earth. The theme of this year’s Earth Day was ‘Protect Our Species’ and intended to draw attention to the rapid global destruction and reduction of the world’s plant and wildlife populations.

03:57:30 on 22 Apr

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Losses incurred by airlines due to fog

Operating airlines involves several challenges and one of them is financial losses incurred due to cancellations, delays or diversions forced due to unfavourable weather conditions. A recent study has found that post the implementation of CAT-III landing system at IGI airport, in Delhi, there has been a significant drop in the losses incurred by airlines mainly due to fog.

03:56:41 on 22 Apr

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Police have registered a case against UDF candidate from Kozhikode, M K Raghavan who was involved in a bribery video controversy. The police have registered case under various sections of IPC including Prevention of Corruption Act. Earlier, TV9 had released a video of Raghavan allegedly seeking bribe from media persons who had approached him pretending to be business men.

03:54:46 on 22 Apr

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Elections are normally impulsive affairs. The results merely reflect the mood of the electorate at a given point of time, but never its true nature. A polling booth is no psychotherapy clinic. But on Tuesday, for the first time ever, it could be. This time, the choice of the Kerala voter will be the result of a deep self-examination.

03:53:04 on 22 Apr

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Huawei has been shipping new smartphones with EMUI 9.1, the latest version of its custom UI. We have tried the latest software out on the Huawei P30 Pro and now the Chinese smartphone maker is bringing the updated UI to a lot of its older smartphones. Huawei has released a list of 49 smartphones that would receive the EMUI 9.1 upgrade very soon.

03:50:55 on 22 Apr

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Game of Thrones season 8's second episode is finally out and fans got yet another surprise with an unexpected sex scene between Arya Stark and Gendry. In the episode, the lead characters can be seen sleeping together before they face death. Notably, fans had assumed that the duo might end up getting romantic, however, this sex scene was unexpected to many GoT watchers.

03:50:36 on 22 Apr

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After BJP’s Bhopal candidate Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur made headlines yet again, this time for claiming that she was part of the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, several people on Twitter mocked her, including former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, claiming she was merely four years old when the incident took place.

03:48:06 on 22 Apr

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Allegations of sexual harassment have cropped up against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. This prompted the CJI to convene an urgent and extraordinary hearing on Saturday, where he asserted that the charges made by a former staffer were "unbelievable". SC lawyer Karuna Nundy told that the allegations against the CJI are indeed “extremely serious” and “unprecedented”.

03:46:39 on 22 Apr

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If your menstrual periods arrive unexpectedly on a flight, and if the airline is Air India, be assured that no help will come your way. While the crew will not provide you with a sanitary pad, they may even have the audacity to ask you to de-board if you cannot manage by yourself.

03:43:40 on 22 Apr

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The Supreme Court Employees Welfare Association Monday came out in support of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, against whom allegations of sexual harassment have been levelled. The association, in one-page resolution, said it strongly condemns the "false, fabricated and baseless allegations" against the CJI which is aimed at maligning the institution of judiciary.

03:43:37 on 22 Apr

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On World Earth Day, everyone should do their bit and contribute to eco-friendly lifestyle in their own way. Did you know, something as small as the oil you use and even your beauty routine can be eco-friendly as well? This World Earth Day, here are some quick tips that you can follow in your daily routine that will go a long way for the environment.

03:42:21 on 22 Apr

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After apologising to Supreme Court, Rahul repeats 'chowkidar chor' jibe in Amethi rally and gets slammed by Nirmala Sitharaman. In a press conference, Sitharaman, Minister of Defence, said, Rahul Gandhi has learnt no lessons. "He is peddling lies and has lost credibility," she said.

03:40:47 on 22 Apr

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EC has approved re-polling in 12 booths of Inner Manipur parliamentary constituency, where the voting process was disrupted or stalled during the second phase on April 18. Noting that the polling undertaken in these 12 booths has been declared "void" by the EC, CEO PK Singh said Monday fresh elections will be held on April 24 amid enhanced security arrangements.

03:38:21 on 22 Apr

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Days after the senior recurve and compound teams were forced to pull out of the 2019 Medellin Archery World Cup due to delayed flights, the AAI has lashed out against the SAI for its failure to handle matter. AAI secy, Maha Singh said that the federation was unable to reschedule tickets for the participants as the sanction from the Sports Ministry came at the last moment.

03:38:12 on 22 Apr

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An Election Commission general observer, who was suspended for checking Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha's Sambalpur in violation of norms for dealing with SPG protectees, has been sent back to Karnataka. The Commission had last week suspended its general observer for Sambalpur in Odisha for violating its instructions that SPG protectees should not be checked.

03:38:09 on 22 Apr

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The Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka were carried out with the help of an international network, cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said on Monday. Earlier, a senior investigator said seven suicide bombers took part in the devastating attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500.

03:33:12 on 22 Apr

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What started as a jal chapaul or people’s gathering to raise awareness on water conservation in Gautam Buddh Nagar’s Dadha Village in 2014, soon turned out to be a larger initiative for conservation of waterbodies. The brainchild of Ramveer Tanwar, a mechanical engineer-turned-environmentalist, the initiative’s aim is to engage more people in the restoration of ponds.

03:31:23 on 22 Apr

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A day after the returning officer in Amethi postponed the scrutiny of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s nomination papers, Thushar Vellappally, the NDA candidate contesting against the Gandhi scion in Wayanad constituency, approached the Kerala Chief Electoral Officer demanding a review of the decision to accept his nomination.

03:31:08 on 22 Apr

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At an event in New Delhi, Realme has announced the Realme 3 Pro which as the name suggests is the Pro variant of the Realme 3 smartphone that was launched earlier this year. The handset will take on the Redmi Note 7 Pro and it comes with some exciting specifications such as a Snapdragon 710 SoC and a 25MP camera up-front housed in a dewdrop notch.

03:30:25 on 22 Apr

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BJP, which deemed the sensitive Sabarimala temple issue as a golden opportunity to boost its electoral prospects in Kerala, is reportedly pessimistic about milking it further as the state goes to polls tomorrow. The party finds itself defensive over the issue even though it has been trumpeting only it can ensure that the traditional temple customs are protected.

03:27:03 on 22 Apr

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A day after multiple blasts at hotels and churches in Sri Lanka killed 290 people, PM Modi used the terror attack at a poll rally to draw a parallel to the situation in India before he came to power in 2014. Attacking the Congress and the NCP for what he said was a weak response to the Pakistan-sponsored attacks, Modi said that the party only used to shed fake tears.

03:22:04 on 22 Apr

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Salman Khan has shared the first trailer for his upcoming film, Bharat. The trailer is 3.11 minutes long and tells the story of Bharat, a man who is named after his nation and grows old with it. Salman stars in the film as a middle class man who loves his country and his family. He pulls off some daredevil stunts at a circus where he meets Disha Patani’s trapeze artist.

03:15:04 on 22 Apr

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Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to declare nationwide emergency from midnight on Monday following Easter Day blasts, reported Reuters. The government earlier held local jihadist group National Thowheed Jamath responsible for blasts, which killed at least 290 people on Easter Sunday. However, the organisation has denied responsibility.

03:12:18 on 22 Apr

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