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Over and over again, Game of Thrones tells us that all men must die. (Jury’s out on the women.) And, in Season 8, it seems like they all pretty much will. The second episode of the final season felt like a goodbye wave to many of the characters we’ve come to know and love before they inevitably take their final bows during the Battle of Winterfell. Really, no one is safe.

10:20:56 on 25 Apr

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“I am aware that I hold no position or status and have only truth on my side,” wrote the former Supreme Court staffer, who has accused the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, to the panel of judges led by Justice S.A. Bobde. In her April 24 response, she expressed hope for a fair, impartial and independent hearing.

09:56:28 on 25 Apr

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A minuscule number of voters in Assam exercised their franchise under their chosen identity for the first time. Among the 491 ‘third gender’ voters registered in the state, 24 had cast their vote during the three-phased Lok Sabha elections. Swati Bidhan Baruah, Assam’s first transgender judge, said she was forced to cast her vote under the ‘Male’ category.

09:36:30 on 25 Apr

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 “The strategic-surprise” of the Balakot airstrikes by the Indian Air Force in the Khyber Phaktunwa, Pakistan was “complete and total” despite Pakistan being on high alert, according to a report on “the lessons learnt” from the operation, which also mentions that five of the six designated targets were hit, the first official acknowledgement of the number of targets.

09:26:00 on 25 Apr

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Twitter on Wednesday began making it easier to report tweets aimed at interfering with people voting, starting first in Europe and India. An option to report Twitter messages as being misleading about voting was being added to the one-to-many messaging service's app in India and Europe, with a promise it would be expanded globally through the year.

08:57:01 on 25 Apr

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OnePlus is gearing up for the launch of its latest next-generation flagships and this time it is not just one model. This time OnePlus is going for a multi-device strategy which has already been taken by the likes of Samsung and Apple. OnePlus has been tipped to launch two new devices this time - the vanilla OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro.

08:40:01 on 25 Apr

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The ruling AIADMK announced the campaign schedule of CM Palaniswami for the upcoming by-polls to four assembly seats. A statement from the party said that the CM will tour Sulur, Aravakurichi, Thiruparankundram and Ottapidaram constituencies from May 1 to May 14. The rebel AMMK had also announced the campaign schedule of the party general secretary TTV Dhinakaran.

08:27:02 on 25 Apr

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The joker in the pack in Thiruvananthapuram could well be the relatively low turnout of women here vis-à-vis other constituencies in the State as revealed by the Election Commission. This is a politically significant counter-narrative to the general perception that women, aggrieved by Sabarimala row, voted in large numbers for NDA candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan.

08:10:01 on 25 Apr

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Exuding confidence that the BJD will be re-elected to power in Odisha, party supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend his swearing-in ceremony after the declaration of poll results on May 23. The coastal state is holding simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in four phases.

07:57:01 on 25 Apr

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Royal Challengers Bangalore had to hold their nerve in the final few overs as Kings XI Punjab got close to the 203-run target but eventually fell short by 17 runs on Wednesday. Virat Kohli was dropped early but excellent bowling from Mohammed Shami ensured that the skipper was soon dismissed. Parthiv Patel helped the hosts get off to a flier before he was caught at cover.

07:40:01 on 25 Apr

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Little did K Selvaraj, a former mayor of Tirupur and a DMK strongman, know that his post-poll vacation to Sri Lanka would be ruined by a series of blasts. As a part of the vacation, Selvaraj and five DMK men from Tirupur went to Colombo on April 20. But, these six men had a close shave with the blast at The Kingsbury Hotel, where they checked-in for a few days stay.

07:27:02 on 25 Apr

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A day after Thiruvananthapuram district witnessed hectic polling, one would think that Lok Sabha candidates in the district would finally put up their feet and unwind. But it was not to be. The candidates withdrew to their boardrooms on Wednesday to assess their chances at the polls. Each claimed that the increased poll percentage would work in their favour.

07:10:01 on 25 Apr

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Soon after BJP denied media reports of PM Narendra Modi holding a press conference in Varanasi, Congress took a dig at BJP with a tweet saying, "tum se na ho payega." Media reports claimed that Modi would hold a press conference on April 26 in Varanasi, to which the BJP later clarified that there is no press conference scheduled either on Thursday or Friday.

06:57:01 on 25 Apr

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Parineeti Chopra started 2019 with a bang as her movie Kesari not only ruled the box-office but also become one of the highest grossers of this year. Apart from this, the diva has two more films lined up for release. Recently, Parineeti took to social media and shared a BTS video in which she is seen grooving to her brother-in-law Nick Jonas' hit single, Sucker.

06:40:02 on 25 Apr

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The Madras High Court initiated suo motu proceedings based on a newspaper report that stated that the proposal to amend Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 was pending. The proposal drafted by the Union Health Ministry in 2014 seeks to increase the upper gestation limit for termination of pregnancies in cases of abnormal foetus or pregnancy due to sexual assault.

06:27:01 on 25 Apr

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday constituted a committee comprising Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Indira Banerjee. All three judges command universal respect on account of their competence, experience and independence. Yet the constitution of the committee raises very serious and profound questions which need to be debated and addressed at the outset.

06:10:02 on 25 Apr

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin a two-day trip to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi today, which will culminate with the PM filing his election papers from the seat this Friday. But an equally big story in Varanasi seems to be the speculation on whether Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could make her electoral debut as the Congress candidate in the city.

05:57:02 on 25 Apr

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Being glued to the computer screen and sitting on a chair for eight to nine hours straight can take a toll on your health. Exercises like stretching and neck rolls can make you feel better immediately. A recent study also says that all those who are bound to their desk can help themselves to reverse the effects of a sedentary lifestyle by exercising for 20 min each day.

05:27:01 on 25 Apr

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Fashion alert: Revival of white denims

Generally considered to be the high-maintenance member of the denim family, white denims are an evergreen summer fashion trend, which make a comeback year after year. Sure one needs to be a bit careful while wearing them as they can be ruined by a single unguarded sit-down. But they are always around every summer without fail, flashing on many-a-celebrities’ style radar.

04:57:01 on 25 Apr

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A decade of dance, drama and dedication

The Prayatna Film & Dance Festival was first started in 2009 by Hrishikesh Pawar of Hrishikesh’s Centre of Contemporary Dance, Pune. The idea was to have a festival warming up to the International Dance Day that falls on April 29 every year.This year, on the occasion of completing a decade, the company brings to the city an interesting mix of events and workshops.

04:25:01 on 25 Apr

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It's election time, and opinions are in the air. People are going all out to help the best candidate win, and you can feel the heat! Every time the topic of elections come up when I'm with my friends, the opinions are always divided. Based on these friendly political banters, we bring to you these six types of voters.

03:55:01 on 25 Apr

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Marvel fans have reason to get excited, as the early reviews for Avengers: Endgame are here, and they’re positively glowing. On Monday night, the film had its first ever showing in Los Angeles, attended by a number of its key players, including Brie Larson, Chris Evans (the American one, that is), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth.

03:25:03 on 25 Apr

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A steady supply of locally-brewed beer kept empires afloat in the past when people came together during festivities in order to recreate and reaffirm their affiliation with their leaders, an interesting study has found. The researchers studied the Wari empire that stretched across Peru. It lasted for 500 years before eventually giving rise to the Inca.

02:55:01 on 25 Apr

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You know change is in the air when virtual—that is, non-human—Instagram influencers are posing with traditional front row bigwigs at fashion weeks. The world of fashion as we know it has clearly gone through a sea change, with technology-driven innovations reinventing our interactions with garments, our online and offline shopping experiences.

02:25:01 on 25 Apr

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A good restaurant is usually liked for its food, ambience, price and the service, but not really for its restroom. However, restrooms of many places have been made popular by the growing selfie culture. Taking a cue from this growing phenomenon, a cafe in Japan has gone that extra mile to beautify its bathroom.

01:56:01 on 25 Apr

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Compounds found in turmeric – a condiment commonly used in Indian cuisine – can help prevent and treat stomach cancer, scientists claim. Researchers at Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP) and the Federal University of Para (UFPA) in Brazil identified possible therapeutic effects of curcumin – the yellow powder derived from the roots of the turmeric plant.

01:26:02 on 25 Apr

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Losing just 16 minutes of sleep during working days can greatly hamper your performance at the workplace, say researchers. University of South Florida (USF) researchers, in a paper published in the journal Sleep Health, noted that workers are more likely to have poor judgment and fall "off-task" the next day if they lose even minimal on sleep.

12:57:02 on 25 Apr

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Feeling the heat? Can't even think of looking at your slim fit shirts and tops in this hot weather? Well, the best way to beat the heat is to of course do away with body-hugging apparel and get yourself breezy pieces that will keep you cool. One of the most favourite picks is none other than loose tunics that not only work wonders to keep you comfortable but on point too.

12:27:01 on 25 Apr

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Reason why people lack empathy

People avoid empathising with others as they think it requires too much mental effort, a study has found. The study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, included 11 experiments with more than 1,200 participants. Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of another person, is often viewed as a virtue that encourages helping behaviours.

11:57:01 on 24 Apr

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50 million people living with Alzeimer’s

It has been found in research that 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other symptoms related to memory loss. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the disease is more communicable in the USA wherein 65 seconds a person develops this disease. This disease results in memory loss, changes in thinking and behaviour.

11:27:02 on 24 Apr

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NIA arrested Mohammad Faiz, a resident of Delhi’s Jaffrabad area, for conspiring to carry out terror attacks in the national capital region (NCR) and Uttar Pradesh by an Islamic State inspired module. Faiz is the founding member of pro-Islamic State module — Harkat-Ul-Harb-E-Islam, also popularly known as ‘ISIS Amroha module’ — that was recently unearthed by NIA.

10:57:01 on 24 Apr

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Legendary Sachin Tendulkar and batting maestro VVS Laxman were Wednesday served notices by BCCI’s Ombudsman-cum-Ethics Officer D K Jain for their alleged ‘conflict of interest’ by serving as mentors of IPL franchise as well as member of Cricket Advisory Committee. Tendulkar is Mumbai Indians’ mentor and Laxman is in the same capacity for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

10:27:01 on 24 Apr

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Sri Lanka faces a likely collapse in tourism following Easter Sunday bomb attacks on churches and hotels, which would deal a severe blow to the island’s economy and financial markets, and potentially force it to seek further IMF assistance. The International Monetary Fund extended last month a $1.5 billion loan for an extra year into 2020.

10:10:02 on 24 Apr

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Ten days before the Easter bombings, India had sent Sri Lanka a detailed advisory that warned not only of the suicide attacks, but the group involved, the names of its leader and other members. 359 people had died and around 500 wounded in the string of bomb blasts on Sunday that targetted hotels and churches. So far, 60 people have been arrested.

09:57:01 on 24 Apr

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Aside from Avengers: Endgame skins and a possible game mode coming to Fortnite, it appears that the battle royale game would soon allow players to gift the Fortnite Battle Pass starting with the next season. According to dataminers, Fortnite Season 9 could allow for gifting of the game's battle pass. The Fortnite Battle Pass is how you can earn exclusive gear in Fortnite.

09:40:01 on 24 Apr

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Former skipper Rahul Dravid reckons India's recent 2-3 loss to Australia in a home ODI series will not have much impact in the Men in Blue's 2019 World Cup campaign and their good show in the past few years has made them the strong title contender. After taking a 2-0 lead in a five-match ODI rubber last month, India faltered and lost the series.

09:27:01 on 24 Apr

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The suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Zion Church in Sri Lanka's Batticaloa town had intended to target another church before realising that the Easter mass there had already ended. A total of 29 people, including 14 children, were killed in the suicide bombing in the Zion Church in the eastern town of Batticaloa, a former Tamil Tiger bastion, on Easter Sunday.

09:10:02 on 24 Apr

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Bollywood actor Bhumi Pednekar, who is receiving praises for her looks in Saand Ki Aankh where she plays one of the Tomar sisters, also known as Shooter Dadis, has showered appreciation on Deepika after seeing the first look poster of Chhapaak. While Deepika plays an acid attack survivor in her upcoming film, Bhumi plays the role of the world’s oldest sharpshooter.

08:57:02 on 24 Apr

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Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday ordered free re-verification of answer sheets of all the intermediate students who failed in the examinations. The decision came amid a row over the goof-ups by the TIBE in declaring results, which allegedly led to suicide of 10 students since last week and triggered protests by parents and opposition parties.

08:40:01 on 24 Apr

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Gujarat election authorities ordered an inquiry Wednesday after two videos, allegedly indicating that bogus voting took place at a booth in Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, surfaced on social media. BJP chief Amit Shah is contesting from Gandhinagar. After one more video came out, Gandhinagar collector and district election officer S K Langa sought a detailed report.

08:27:01 on 24 Apr

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Samsung's Galaxy Fold was supposed to be the harbinger of a new era – the era of foldable smartphones. But issues with the early review units that saw the flexible display failing in varied fashions have cast dark clouds over the future of the Galaxy Fold. But what caused the Galaxy Fold's display to malfunction?

08:10:01 on 24 Apr

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "Pradhan Prachar Mantri" and accused the BJP of "wasting drinking water" in Banda, a town in Uttar Pradesh's arid Budelkhand region. The Congress's attack on PM Modi and the BJP came a day ahead of his visit.

08:02:24 on 24 Apr

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Bengal Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab on Wednesday filed an FIR against Union Minister Babul Supriyo after the TMC moved the state Election Commission (EC) seeking action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Babul Supriyo and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for playing party's theme song for the state, which was banned by the polling body on April 7.

07:56:02 on 24 Apr

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Delhi Police has arrested Apoorva Tiwari, the wife of ND Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar for murdering her husband. The police has cited a "turbulent and unhappy" marriage as the motive. Rohit Shekhar, the son of the late veteran politician ND Tiwari, was smothered to death on the intervening night of April 15 and 16, an autopsy report said

07:40:18 on 24 Apr

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Smartphone manufacturers have always liked to tout megapixels when it comes to the primary camera of the device, but in the last two years, we have seen that the selfie camera has also gotten bigger. Xiaomi is the latest to jump onto this trend of big selfie cameras, with its latest Redmi Y3 sporting a 32MP selfie camera.

07:24:41 on 24 Apr

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The Madurai bench of the Madras HC on Thursday lifted its earlier ban on the use of popular mobile application TikTok. Earlier this month, the High Court had directed the government to ban the Chinese video app on the ground that it was "encouraging pornography". The direction came two days after SC asked the high court to decide the matter regarding the ban by April 24.

07:09:48 on 24 Apr

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to “go to war” with Canada if the latter fails to remove tonnes of garbage from the country that was shipped here by a Canada-based company in 2013 and has since remained in a landfill here. According to CNN Philippines, 103 containers holding 2,450 tonnes of trash were shipped to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014.

07:06:16 on 24 Apr

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In an attempt to bar people from using its services for the purpose of manipulating the Lok Sabha elections, Twitter on Wednesday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to report misleading information about voting. The new feature will come into effect in India from Thursday, Twitter said.

07:05:54 on 24 Apr

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The CBI has issued Look-Out Circulars (LOCs) against chairman of Bhushan Power and Steel Limited Sanjay Singhal and his wife Aarti, who is vice chairman of the company, in connection with cheating in loans worth over Rs 2,348 crore. The two have been accused of defrauding banks to the tune of Rs 2,348 crore.

06:57:44 on 24 Apr

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The actor got the rare opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with the country’s Prime Minister on all things ‘non-political’. He describes the emotions before, during and after his candid chat with Narendra Modi, that broke the Internet all of today.

06:51:53 on 24 Apr

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Farmer leaders and activists in Gujarat have launched a protest against US food and beverages giant PepsiCo after it sued nine farmers in the state for illegally growing and selling a kind of potato exclusively registered by the company. PepsiCo claims it has sole rights to grow the particular variety of tubers for the manufacture of its Lay's brand of chips.

06:51:47 on 24 Apr

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After the serial bomb blast in Sri Lanka, the Nagaland government has sounded a red alert throughout the state to avoid any kind of Sri Lanka like situation. On April 21, over 350 people were killed and more than five hundred injured on the attacked by terrorist group Islamic State (IS) on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.

06:47:54 on 24 Apr

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday lost his composure and asked media persons to "keep away" as they approached him seeking his view on the higher voter turnout in the Lok Sabha polls held in the state. The Chief Minister's 'rude' reaction came this morning when he was stepping out of the Government Guest House here.

06:42:14 on 24 Apr

Huawei Y5 2019 is now official. The Chinese telecommunication giant unveiled the new Y-series smartphone. The pricing and availability details of the smartphone are unknown at this point. Huawei Y5 2019 is an entry-level smartphone and comes with a faux-leather finish and a dewdrop-style display notch.

06:38:07 on 24 Apr

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Vijay Mallya told the Bombay HC that by declaring him a fugitive economic offender and allowing attachment of his assets, a special court had awarded him an "economic death penalty". Mallya made the statement during arguments on his plea challenging several provisions of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act that came into existence in August last year.

06:34:16 on 24 Apr

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Rahul Gandhi – son, grandson, and great-grandson of Indian prime ministers – is campaigning to become prime minister himself. His name elicits strong reactions and offers instant brand recognition. It also alienates voters who do not appreciate dynastic rule within a democracy.

06:29:48 on 24 Apr

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Sources suggest that renowned South Indian film director Revathy Varmha has approached Katrina Kaif to play the role of acclaimed Indian athlete PT Usha on celluloid, mid-day reported. The multi-lingual film will portray the journey of the sportswoman, who earned the nickname of Payyoli Express because of her speed.

06:27:02 on 24 Apr

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The Supreme Court said it will go to the root of the alleged conspiracy and sensational claims made by a lawyer that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in the sexual harassment allegations against him. It said if fixers continue to work and manipulate the judiciary as claimed, neither this institution nor any of "us" will survive.

06:14:38 on 24 Apr

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Perhaps the best known talent of millennials is the ease with which they operate on social media. But, how good are they when it comes to basic skills needed for household chores? Late night TV show host Jimmy Kimmel had his team perform a social experiment to find out how adept millennials are at opening a can of paint, and the results are hilarious.

06:08:23 on 24 Apr

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India's top women's singles player Ankita Raina shocked former US Open champion Samantha Stosur for the biggest win of her career, progressing to the second round of Kunping Open on Wednesday, 24 April. The Indian, an Asian Games bronze medallist, shocked the fancied Australian 7-5 2-6 6-5 in a gruelling two hours and fifty minutes battle at the WTA 125K event.

06:04:04 on 24 Apr

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Reacting to a court ruling which rejected the demand that she be barred from contesting polls, Malegaon blast accused and BJP LS candidate Pragya Singh Thakur said “truth and religion” always win. A special court for NIA cases in Mumbai rejected the application filed by the father of a victim of the 2008 Malegaon blast seeking to bar Thakur from contesting the election.

05:59:35 on 24 Apr

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Standing under a black flag of the ISIS, eight men declare their loyalty to the group's leader, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. ISIS claims the men in the video, released late on Tuesday by its AMAQ news agency. Only one man from the video has his face uncovered: his name was Mohamed Zahran.

05:55:37 on 24 Apr

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A Pakistani terrorist who had been operating in Srinagar for more than a year and wanted to resurrect militancy in the Baramulla district has been arrested. The police say the terrorist, Mohammad Waqar, crossed the border in July 2017. He is a resident of Mohalla Miana, Mianwai, in Pakistan's Punjab, Senior Superintendent of Police Abdul Qayoom said.

05:50:59 on 24 Apr

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Often in the line of opposition fire over his foreign trips, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India’s might was being acknowledged globally because of his numerous visits abroad. Taking a dig at the opposition, he said, anybody whose party is contesting even 20-25 seats, wants to become the prime minister. “Sab ghungroo bandhke taiyar ho gaye,” he said, mocking them.

05:46:47 on 24 Apr

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Indian Institute of Technology Madras Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence hosted a Colloquium on 'Artificial Intelligence - A Priority for India' on April 22, 2019, bringing together leading researchers, academics, policymakers and industry leaders in India to understand and deliberate on the state of research and innovation in AI.

05:41:49 on 24 Apr

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Congress's candidate for Kaiserganj Lok Sabha seat Vinay Kumar Pandey was charged allegedly for making derogatory remarks against Yogi Adityanath and the Nath sect, to which the CM belongs, officials said today. According to District Magistrate Nitin Bansal, the Congress candidate Tuesday made derogatory remarks against Adityanath, Mahant Avaidhyanath and the Nath sect.

05:35:48 on 24 Apr

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday signaled its determination to get to the bottom of the claims by a lawyer who alleged there was a larger conspiracy to force Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi to resign and threaten every top court judge. “We shall enquire, enquire and enquire till we get to the root of the issue,” a three-judge bench said on Wednesday afternoon.

05:29:38 on 24 Apr

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Garlic and cheese are two ingredients that can change the fate of any dish. Delectable and filling, the eclectic snack is a hit among all age groups. You have seen these toasties in your favourite cafes and restaurants, but did you know they are oh-so-easy to make at home too?

05:17:04 on 24 Apr

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The ‘non-political’ interview of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with film star Akshay Kumar aired on Tuesday, 23 April. Now, Narendra Modi has been criticised for not holding a single press conference during his tenure. Twitterati, of course, had a few opinions on a ‘non political interview’ like this at a time when there are burning questions that the PM needs to answer.

05:16:54 on 24 Apr

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Intelligence inputs regarding a possible terror attack in Sri Lanka was shared by Indian agencies with their Sri Lankan counterparts earlier this month after the National Investigation Agency completed its probe into an ISIS-inspired module planning to kill prominent leaders in South India, officials said here.

05:10:43 on 24 Apr

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A new bomb was found in downtown area of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, after multiple blasts shook the country on Sunday. According to a local security guard of a shopping mall, who has witnessed the whole event, a bomb was found hid in a motorbike, and fortunately, no causalities were reported.

05:01:08 on 24 Apr

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky is set to become the new president of Ukraine. Ukrainians reacted with mixed feelings to this development. According to the Central Election Commission, a total of 95 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Ukraine. While Zelenskiy bagged 73.13 per cent votes, incumbent Petro Poroshenko got 24.52 per cent.

04:56:34 on 24 Apr

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been advocating formation of a non-Congress, non-BJP front, is planning to resume efforts on the proposal. Rao is mulling meeting regional leaders, including Kumaraswamy, M K Stalin and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to discuss the Centre-state relations and states' empowerment, among other issues.

04:56:27 on 24 Apr

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 7 in India today. The budget smartphone from Redmi’s stable brings a decent set of specifications to the table, and is available in India in two variants. The budget smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC, along with an option for either 2GB memory and 32GB storage, or 3GB memory and 32GB storage.

04:53:20 on 24 Apr

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Indian actress Poorna Jagannathan and "The Bold Type" star Nikohl Boosheri will lead a LGBTQ drama "Alias Birth". Catharine Daddario will also appear in the drama by writer-director Sam Abbas. It is set to begin shooting in New York soon. The drama's logline reads: "A rocky relationship between a female couple forces them to spend the night apart."

04:45:01 on 24 Apr

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Shane Watson couldn’t thank Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Stephen Fleming enough after ending his prolonged slump in form, saying he would have been “dropped a long time ago” in his previous franchise. He had gone without a fifty in his first 10 innings of the ongoing Indian Premier League before striking 96 off 53 balls on Tuesday night to guide CSK to a win over SRH.

04:41:20 on 24 Apr

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Taking a swipe at Narendra Modi over his interview to actor Akshay Kumar, the Congress said it seems a “failed politician” who is about to be rejected by the people on May 23 is looking for an alternative employment avenue in Bollywood. The Congress’s jibe at Modi came after channels aired Modi's interview with the Bollywood star.

04:37:20 on 24 Apr

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Apple, last month, hosted an extravagant event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California where it announced a slew of new products and services including the Apple News+ and the Apple Card. Among other things, Apple also announced the Apple TV app along with the Apple TV+ at its event, which will be available in this fall.

04:31:43 on 24 Apr

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Cigarette Butt Behind Notre Dame Fire?

Workers renovating Notre-Dame flouted a ban on smoking at the monument, a contractor admitted, while denying any link with last week's devastating blaze that ripped through the cathedral. Spokesman Marc Eskenazi said some workers "had admitted in front of the police that they did smoke from time to time," confirming a report in the satirical newspaper Le Canard Enchaine.

04:31:35 on 24 Apr

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The Enforcement Directorate made a provisional attachment of 25 moveable and immoveable properties worth over Rs 40 crore belonging to the son of expelled DMK leader MK Alagiri under the money laundering act. It said the ED has provisionally attached land, buildings in Madurai, Chennai and fixed deposits totalling to Rs 40.34 crore of Olympus Granites Pvt. Ltd.

04:26:09 on 24 Apr

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The blasts at hotels and churches have so far killed at least 359 people, the deadliest such event in south Asia’s history. Sri Lankan police said on Wednesday they had detained 18 more people for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, claimed by the Islamic State group.

04:21:36 on 24 Apr

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It seems Warner Bros. wasn't done marketing Godzilla: King of the Monsters, as we have another trailer for the epic clash that pits the titular nuclear-weapon Japanese metaphor against multiple giant-sized monsters. It also gives us a proper look at Godzilla's atomic breath, as it unleashes the force in combat — or simply to show off.

04:17:43 on 24 Apr

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CSK is one team who have been consistent ever since the inauguration of IPL in 2008. The M.S. Dhoni-led side has won the IPL trophy thrice. They hold the records of having most appearances in the IPL playoffs (nine) and in the final (seven). And even in the ongoing IPL edition, the Men in Yellow have been in top form and have almost confirmed their berth in the playoffs.

04:14:37 on 24 Apr

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A Delhi court on Wednesday sent JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik to judicial custody till May 24 in connection with a case related to the funding of terror and separatist groups in the state. Presenting him before Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Syal, Tihar Jail authorities pleaded that Malik should be presented before the court through video conference due to security reasons.

04:12:49 on 24 Apr

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Action will be taken soon in case of comments that politicise the armed forces, sources in the Election Commission told NDTV, amid huge opposition criticism over its inaction on such statements by Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. After the IAF air strikes on a Jaish-e Mohammad camp at Pakistan's Balakot, PM Modi has repeatedly invoked the armed forces at his campaign rallies.

04:06:56 on 24 Apr

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a campaign rally in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga, invoked the recent Sri Lanka Easter attacks – that claimed the lives of 359 people – to assert that India, too, had been going through a ‘similar phase’ before he came to power in 2014.

04:03:17 on 24 Apr

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Increasing numbers of women in poor neighborhoods are selling their hair for use in wigs and extensions as the demands of daily survival force them to abandon the kind of self-care long an obsession with a country known globally for its success in beauty pageants. Seven Miss Universe winners have been Venezuelans, as have six Miss Worlds.

03:42:42 on 24 Apr

The winners of the 66th National Film Awards will be declared after the conclusion of the general elections, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has announced. Every year the winners of the awards — organised and presented by the Directorate of Film Festivals — are announced in the month of April and the presentation ceremony is held on the designated date, May 3.

03:38:20 on 24 Apr

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The mortal remains of nine out of 10 Indians killed in the massive Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka have been sent to India, officials announced on Wednesday. According to the authorities, 10 Indians have lost their lives in Sri Lanka's worst terror attack that killed at least 359 people.


03:27:10 on 24 Apr

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"Together we can get through. Divided we have
but little hope," Kumar Sangakkara, seen here speaking to schoolchildren earlier this year. Now, as Sri Lanka reels from a series of blasts that killed hundreds and underscored its political troubles, clips of the cricket icon's call for harmony are being shared again.

03:22:50 on 24 Apr

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With the third phase of voting in the currently underway Lok Sabha elections ending on Tuesday, 21 opposition parties got together and filed a review petition in the Supreme Court asking it to order the Election Commission to verify at least 50 per cent EVMs using the VVPAT machines.

03:19:10 on 24 Apr

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Chinese social media platform TikTok's fate in India will be decided today, with the Madras High Court hearing the matter on Wednesday, 24 April. The Supreme Court had earlier passed an order saying that the ban would be lifted if the Madras HC did not pass an interim order by the given date.

03:11:19 on 24 Apr

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Sri Lanka experienced a series of 8 blasts on Easter Sunday, April 21. Over 300 people have died and many others have been injured. 8 of these victims were Indians. An intelligence memo warning of a possible attack had circulated 10 days earlier, raising questions about whether more preventative measures could have been taken.

03:08:40 on 24 Apr

Ever since Shah Rukh Khan and Atlee were spotted sitting next to each other at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, speculations were abuzz that they were teaming up for a film. Earlier, it was rumoured that the Theri director was initiating talks with him for the Hindi remake of Mersal. Now, the grapevine suggests that SRK is playing the villain in Thalapathy 63.

02:56:14 on 24 Apr

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The Election Commission has reiterated that its decision to ban the release of the biographical film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the ongoing polls is valid, a source here said on Wednesday. The Election Commission (EC) submitted its report in a sealed cover on the biopic PM Narendra Modi starring Vivek Oberoi to the Supreme Court on Monday.

02:51:07 on 24 Apr

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About Rs. 1.58 crore was spent for making arrangements for the stay of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, three of his top bureaucrats in Switzerland and on wooing investors to the state, according to RTI documents. They all have participated in the World Economic Forum, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland held in January, it said.

02:45:51 on 24 Apr

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Advocate Utsav Bains, who made sensational claims that he was offered money to frame CJI Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case, has claimed in court that the mastermind behind the conspiracy is one of the biggest corporate in the country. The lawyer has also claimed that the concerned corporate has in the past bribed and intimidated witnesses.

02:40:32 on 24 Apr

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Federal regulators should hold Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg "individually liable for the company's repeated violations of Americans' privacy," Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden said. The FTC has been probing Facebook since March 2018 to determine if it violated a 2011 agreement with the government to better protect the private data of its users.

02:36:39 on 24 Apr

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Twenty-one opposition parties today asked the Supreme Court to review its order on counting the slips of only five EVM paper trail machines in every assembly segment. The parties reiterated its request for counting at least 50 per cent of the voter-verifiable paper trail (VVPAT) slips, a plea that was turned down by the Supreme Court earlier this month.

02:22:53 on 24 Apr

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra may make her electoral debut in the national election as the Congress candidate in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in what promises to be a blockbuster contest. Discussions are on within the Congress, say top sources. "The chances are 50-50," Congress sources have said.

02:15:49 on 24 Apr

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