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Bill Gates has never ranked lower than Number 2 in the seven-year history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. That run ended Tuesday when the Microsoft Corp. co-founder dropped to No. 3 behind France’s Bernard Arnault. LVMH, Arnault’s luxury-goods maker, advanced to a record Tuesday and pushed his net worth to $107.6 billion and ahead of Gates by more than $200 million.

09:42:01 on 18 Jul

Batting for the HD Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka assembly today, Siddaramaiah questioned the Supreme Court ruling of Wednesday. The Supreme Court had ruled that the rebel MLAs could not be compelled to attend assembly session. Siddaramaiah raised a point of order in Karnataka assembly saying the Supreme Court ruling infringed upon his right to issue the whip.

09:12:01 on 18 Jul

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Gossip Girl set for a reboot on HBO Max

Gossip Girl is getting a reboot on HBO Max. According to Entertainment Weekly, the iconic teen series, with 10-episode initial order, will stream on the network’s digital arm. Original creative team of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are returning as executive producers. Josh Safran, who penned and produced on the original series, will showrun the latest take.

08:57:02 on 18 Jul

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Chennai-based security researcher Laxman Muthiyah has won $30,000 as a part of a bug bounty programme after he spotted a flaw in Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram. Muthiyah said the vulnerability allowed him to “hack any Instagram account without consent permission”.

08:42:01 on 18 Jul

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Turns out Queen Elizabeth is in dire need of a new cook. The Royal family of UK is hiring a new chef to join the royal household's kitchen, according to an advert on the Buckingham Palace website. The advert describes the role as being one that is hands-on and requires the individual to deliver food 'to the highest standards.'

08:27:01 on 18 Jul

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According to the National Council of Women (NCW) Chairperson Rekha Sharma, they have recorded at least 2,490 complaints from women against their NRI husbands in the past several years. In Punjab alone, which is termed as the NRI belt of the country, a total of 80 cases have been registered in 2019.

08:12:01 on 18 Jul

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For Telecom major Ericsson switching on 5G services will be as easy as activating the service in areas where network operators are using its latest radios, but the company says the efforts will not be worth it unless there is adequate bandwidth. "Now, that’s where 3.5GHz and 28GHz play a key role because our recommendation is at least 100MHz", says Nitin Bansal.

07:57:59 on 18 Jul

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Be it leading the Indian cricket team from the front or his regular appearances in TV commercials, Virat Kohli is usually hard to ignore. While Kohli is unarguably the GOAT, he is definitely not the only "Kohli" who has been going viral in recent times. Because believe it or not, 'Virat Kohli' is now a sensation on social media video app TikTok.

07:57:01 on 18 Jul

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India is currently the fourth largest car market in the world behind the likes of China, US and Japan. Being a seller's market, it has been always boasted high sales numbers since 2016. However, the first few quarters of 2019 have been pretty disappointing. A thriving car market is seeing a major slump.

07:44:45 on 18 Jul

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Three people, including two women, died while waiting in the queue to have 'darshan' of deity Athi Varadar in Varatharaja Perumal temple in Kancheepuram allegedly due to suffocation on Thursday afternoon. According to initial reports, six people standing in the queue for a long time fainted and were taken to the Chengalpattu government hospital.

07:36:06 on 18 Jul

Unless you’re living under a rock, you have used FaceApp by now —the latest viral craze to capture the fancy of Internet users across the world. It all began when a ‘FaceApp-ed’ picture of Deepika and Ranveer went viral. And now Shruti Haasan’s hilarious car selfie and cricketer Shreyas Iyer’s latest Instagram post seems like just the beginning of several to come!

07:31:28 on 18 Jul

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Emojis That Don’t Exist but Should

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but emojis are capable of packing a whirlwind of emotions into one neatly crafted smiley face. We admit, there are a lot of emojis that don’t deserve their moment in the sun, but even though the Unicode Consortium comes up with new emojis every year, there’s still some pretty important ones they’ve left out so far.

07:22:23 on 18 Jul

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Tamil Nadu Government has announced a special tabloid award in the name of 'Tamilar Thanthai' S.P. Adithanar for newspapers, weekly magazines and fortnightly which helps to elevate tamil culture, civilzation and language. This will be an annual award comprises of one lakh rupees, shield and a certificate. For this award TN government will allot 3 lakh 75 thousand.

07:16:13 on 18 Jul

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We’re all well aware that getting a good night’s sleep can do wonders for our overall health and well-being. It’s no wonder people have become obsessed with tracking their sleep. Nearly22% of U.S. adults use a wearable sleep tracking device, and about half of the nation’s population would consider buying one.

07:09:40 on 18 Jul

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Anjali Menon has always shared a peculiar relationship with reporters, thanks to their discomfiture at the newness of engaging with a female director. They are interested to know what she does in her spare time more than what she achieves when she is working. They also want to know whether, like her male counterparts, she smokes or drinks.

07:03:39 on 18 Jul

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In a major relief to MDMK general secretary Vaiko, the Madras High Court on Thursday suspended one-year life imprisonment imposed by the trial court on charges of sedition against him. While hearing an appeal petition moved by Vaiko against his conviction and one-year imprisonment for making a statement in support of LTTE, Justice PD Audikesavalu granted the relief.

06:57:31 on 18 Jul

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Every year, tens of millions of Hindus flock to Tirumala to pay tribute to site’s patron deity and pick up some of its famous sweets, the legendary “Tirupati laddu”. The traditional delicacy is baked with sugar, flour, ghee, nuts, and raisins, which has surged in price this year as erratic weather ravages production of the pod, known as “the Queen of Spices”.

06:51:52 on 18 Jul

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In Pakistan, you can piss in public, but you dare not kiss in public. Last week, at the Lux Style Awards in Karachi, when actor Yasir Hussain proposed to his girlfriend actress Iqra Aziz, in the most public way, it brewed a storm in the moral teacup of everyone. And why wouldn’t it, after all, the proposal was followed by an intimate hug and a kiss.

06:47:56 on 18 Jul

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A war of words ensued between leaders of the ruling coalition government and those from the BJP in the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday (July 18) as soon as Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved the motion for a trust vote. The floor test in the Karnataka Assembly may put an end to the political uncertainty of the last two weeks. However it got adjourned to Friday 11 A.M.

06:43:18 on 18 Jul

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Gold prices on July 18 rose by Rs170 to Rs 35,670 per 10 gram in the national capital, while silver zoomed ₹910 to ₹41,100 per kg on positive overseas trend and fresh buying by industrial units and coin makers. Despite gold losing steam overseas, the precious metal saw upward trend due to rise in domestic demand, traders said.

06:36:51 on 18 Jul

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A video of a Mercedes car plunging into a river went viral after it was shared on Facebook by the City of Hackensack Fire Department. The incident occurred when a 64-year-old woman leaving a car wash had accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake pedal. The car, a Mercedes M-Class, was seen being driven off the edge of a parking area into the river.

06:27:35 on 18 Jul

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Released in 1994, Disney’s animated film The Lion King still holds a very special place in our hearts. The emotional relationship that Simba shares with his righteous royal father Mufasa, the malicious intentions of a scheming Scar. We are in 2019, and director Jon Favreau and screenplay writer Jeff Nathanson give us the rebooted version of this endearing classic.

06:19:20 on 18 Jul

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As the United States races to put humans back on the Moon for the first time in nearly 50 years, a Nasa-funded lab in Colorado aims to send robots there to deploy telescopes that will look far into our galaxy, remotely operated by orbiting astronauts. The radio telescopes, to be planted on the far side of the Moon, are among a plethora of projects underway by NASA.

06:14:14 on 18 Jul

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Water scarcity has been one of the burning issues of our country, and while Chennai has been facing severe water crisis, the problem exists in other cities as well. Hyderabad too is facing water scarcity. Samantha has taken the one bucket challenge, according to which only one bucket of water will be used throughout the day.

06:10:08 on 18 Jul

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While most of us happily consume anything that says “sugar-free”, assuming that it doesn’t have sugar at all, what we don’t realise is that “sugar-free” doesn’t mean ‘no sugar’. Like we add white table sugar or brown sugar to our cakes, coffee, cookies and even fruits, food manufacturers are also known to add artificial sweeteners.

06:06:51 on 18 Jul

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Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday appointed England’s 2019 ICC World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss as their head coach. This brings the curtains down on Australian Tom Moody’s 7-year-long tenure as head coach of the franchise during which he guided the team to IPL triumph in the year 2016.

06:03:04 on 18 Jul

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The case of a missing Congress MLA stalled the Legislative proceedings of Karnataka Assembly on July 18. As soon as the Assembly began its afternoon session, Irrigation Minister D.K. Shivakumar of the Congress informed the Speaker that his party MLA Shrimanth Balasaheb Patil has been missing and claimed that he was taken away by the BJP to Mumbai.

05:58:47 on 18 Jul

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has revealed that he has had several extramarital affairs. Speaking on a television program, Razzaq bragged that he had five to six extramarital affairs. He even went on to state that one of them lasted for a period of one and a half years.

05:54:45 on 18 Jul

Aadai is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language thriller film directed by Rathna Kumar, who earlier directed Meyaadha Maan and produced by Viji Subramaniyan under the production banner V Studios.

05:49:58 on 18 Jul

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Calling Nelson Mandela her inspiration and guide, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Thursday said the anti-apartheid icon told her that she ought to be in politics long before anyone else did. Remembering the former South African president on his 101st birth anniversary, she said the world misses men like Mandela more than ever today.

05:44:14 on 18 Jul

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be the only entrance test for admission in medical colleges. Students aspiring to become doctor will have to only crack NEET. While addressing a press conference, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said, “Only one examination will be done, on the basis of which students will get admission."

05:40:24 on 18 Jul

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P Rajagopal, or ‘annachi’ as he was called, was viewed as a big brother by Saravana Bhavan employees. They view him as the child labourer who made it big through patience and hard work, the rich businessman who never forgot his roots, the boss with a generous heart. The employee said Rajagopal would fulfil all his employees’ needs and would treat them like family.

05:36:33 on 18 Jul

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British journalist Piers Morgan and former India cricketer Virender Sehwag have enjoyed a sort of rivalry on Twitter over the years. Piers Morgan, who has had a history of picking up rants on social media with people, asked Sehwag if he was doing fine after the world cup final. Sehwag quoted the tweet and politely replied: “Me and all of India prouder even in this loss."

05:32:25 on 18 Jul

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The government admitted in RS that there has been a data leak of unemployment figures and said efforts were being made to ascertain who was behind it. Replying to queries during Question Hour, Minister of State for Planning and Statistics termed the issue as "serious" and said data pertaining to unemployment figures was leaked ahead of its announcement in May this year.

05:25:54 on 18 Jul

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Actor Nagarjuna Akkineni is reportedly upset over allegations that makers of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 have asked for sexual favors and has even postponed the show. A Pinkvilla report claimed Nagarjuna has asked the makers to postpone the shooting for a few days until the “negativity” around Bigg Boss Telugu dies down.

05:21:21 on 18 Jul

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After the BJP leaders sought Governor's intervention, Vajubhai Vala has directed the Speaker to hold the floor test by the end of the day. "The motion of confidence moved by the CM of Karnataka is in consideration before the house today. The CM is expected to maintain the confidence of his house during all times of his tenure", the Governor's message to Speaker read.

05:17:49 on 18 Jul

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The Brindavan (tomb) of Sri Vyasaraja Tirtha, one of the most celebrated saints of the Madhwa tradition, situated in Anegundi near the Hampi world heritage site, was found razed to the ground on Thursday. It was one among the nine Brindavans (of the nine saints of the tradition) at the Nava Brindavan Gadde (island) premises on the bank of River Tungabhadra.

05:07:28 on 18 Jul

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Akshay Kumar is all set for the release of his upcoming film Mission Mangal. At the trailer launch of the film, Akshay spoke about the showdown between Kangana Ranaut and PTI journalist Justin Rao. Speaking to the media, Akshay said, “Hame aapki bohot zarurat hai. I believe that we can reach out to people and express our opinions through the media."

05:03:02 on 18 Jul

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Jimmy Neesham’s childhood coach and former Auckland Grammar School teacher David James Gordon breathed his last moments after the New Zealand all-rounder hit a maximum during the Super Over in a thrilling World Cup final against England. On July 14, England defeated New Zealand in a thrilling final on boundary count to clinch their first ever World Cup trophy.

04:56:07 on 18 Jul

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Huawei will launch its first pop-up camera smartphone in India this month, industry sources have told India Today Tech. We have also learnt that the upcoming Huawei smartphone will be priced in the sub-Rs 20,000. While the name of the smartphone has not been revealed to us, it seems highly possible that we are looking at the Huawei P Smart Z.

04:47:42 on 18 Jul

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Badshah has become one of the top rap sensations of the country ever since his debut in 2006. The last time this C'garh boy spoke to us we asked him about his new Rolls-Royce, but this time it was something different. We made Badshah recreate the iconic Indian ad jingles from the 1990s. The rapper tried his best to add his tadka to some of the iconic jingles in the video.

04:41:45 on 18 Jul

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United States President Donald Trump Wednesday appeared clueless regarding the work and cause of Nobel laureate Nadia Murad as she requested him to help the Yazidis of Iraq. Murad, who belongs to the Yazidi minority was enslaved and tortured by Islamic State militants in 2014, and lost 18 members of her family.

04:35:24 on 18 Jul

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Women across India on Monday took to Twitter to post images sharing their favorite pictures in sarees using the hashtag #SareeTwitter. As the number of people sharing the images increased, celebrities and politicians too joined in, sharing images in their favorite six-yard using the same hashtags #sareeTwitter and #SareeSwag on social media.

04:35:12 on 18 Jul

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Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan floated Makkal Needhi Maiam party has decided not to contest from the Vellore Lok Sabha constituency for which election is scheduled on August 5. In a statement issued here, the party said since it is working with vigour to effect a change of government in the Assembly elections, it will not contest in the Vellore Lok Sabha polls.

04:30:27 on 18 Jul

This past weekend, our queen Beyoncé wowed the world at the London premiere of the live-action Lion King film, which is set to hit theatres this Thursday, July 18. As for her beauty beat, we couldn't help but notice how incredibly radiant her skin looked, so when we got wind of the exact product that was used on her, we had to share.

04:26:52 on 18 Jul

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Discussions on the motion seeking a trust vote moved by Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru was adjourned Thursday after Speaker K R Ramesh sought time to seek legal advice on the issue of whip imposed by Congress and JD(S) to rebel MLAs. The Speaker seeks to consult the state advocate general if the whip issued to the MLAs will be valid or not.

04:21:13 on 18 Jul

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Skipper Virat Kohli’s availability and veteran MS Dhoni’s future will be in focus when the MSK Prasad-led national selection panel meets in Mumbai on Friday to pick the Indian cricket squads for next month’s tour of the West Indies. Considering next year’s T20 World Cup, the selectors might opt for the young Rishabh Pant, who is seen as the heir apparent to Dhoni.

04:13:14 on 18 Jul

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SC website has two case details in Tamil

In a first, the details of two judgements of the SC were published in Tamil on the apex court's official website today. One of the judgements had the details regarding the conviction of the late Saravana Bhavan owner, P Rajagopal's case. Including Tamil and Telugu, the judgements of the Supreme Court will be available in 9 regional languages on its official website.

04:06:33 on 18 Jul

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Government has some questions for TikTok. As well as Helo. Both apps are made by ByteDance and the company believes that it will have the right and satisfactory answers for the government to resolve the issue. The government wants answers by July 22 and says that if answers are not satisfactory it may ban the apps.

03:57:24 on 18 Jul

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The Kerala Human Rights Commission, in a report submitted to the state government on custodial death of finance dealer Rajkumar, has stated that police officials responsible for custodial torture and deaths should be terminated from service. The Commission Chairperson, Justice Antony Dominic said that government should award exemplary punishment to officials in such cases.

03:50:25 on 18 Jul

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Taapsee Pannu finds trolls on social media entertaining. A social media troll called Taapsee a “cheap actor” and that her “mental state is not right”. “Ok sir. When are you giving me therapy sessions. And in the bargain also tell how to become an ‘expensive’ actor. Inflation toh mere mein bhi hona chahiye na,” went Taapsee’s witty reply.

03:44:48 on 18 Jul

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With the debate on crucial trust vote underway, the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka continues to hang by a thread after the SC held that the 15 rebel MLAs cannot be compelled to participate in the Assembly proceedings. After much drama, MLAs returned to the Assembly. While the BJP MLAs asked for trust vote today, Congress's Shivakumar said the BJP was misleading.

03:35:36 on 18 Jul

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One of the most famed leaders of the century, and the receiver of more than 250 honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize, Mandela became a cult personality during his lifetime and is still held in deep respect around the world. In South Africa, he is often referred to as Madiba, and described as the "Father of the Nation".

03:20:30 on 18 Jul

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Namma Chennai falls for FaceApp

As the faceapp challenge is taking the world by storm, Namma Chennai too couldn’t help but fall for the trend. A new filter added to the app gives you a glimpse of how you may look when you grow old. While the fun filter sweeps the internet, DC finds out what it is like to know well ahead of time how you may look in your old age.

03:13:58 on 18 Jul

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Ishrat Jahan, a prominent petitioner against triple talaq or instant divorce, alleged today that she was manhandled and threatened near her home in Kolkata for attending a "Hanuman Chalisa" reading on Tuesday. The 35-year-old says she was surrounded by a crowd outside her building in Pilkhana in Howrah city when she brought her son home from school on Wednesday.

03:08:07 on 18 Jul

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The Madras High Court Thursday dismissed a petition filed by Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu Governor for her premature release. Quoting Supreme Court verdicts, the bench said the law gives complete immunity and privilege to the Governor in the discharge of his Constitutional obligations.

02:58:50 on 18 Jul

With the makers of Vijay's Bigil planning for the audio launch, a song from the film was leaked online on Tuesday. The track, which is sung by AR Rahman and has lyrics written by Vivek, hit the internet through its backdoors. The film marks the third consecutive collaboration of AR Rahman and Vijay after Mersal and Sarkar.

02:55:53 on 18 Jul

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AI photo editing app, FaceApp resurrected in the past week. Everyone’s social media feed is now filled with people posting photos of how they would look when they turn old. While FaceApp is all the rage right now you may be giving the company access to a lot more than you think.

02:53:30 on 18 Jul

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Vanchinathan, after being summoned by one-member inquiry commission led by retired High Court Judge Aruna Jagadeesan appeared before the commission of inquiry in Thoothukudi on Wednesday. The commission was formed by the State government following the violence that broke out during the rally against Sterlite in Thoothukudi on May 22 last year.

02:48:39 on 18 Jul

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The trailer of Mission Mangal, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan, Sharman Joshi, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen, is out. Based on Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or the Mangalyaan project launched by ISRO in November 2013 to put a space probe in planet Mars’ orbit, the film is directed by Jagan Shakti.

02:43:19 on 18 Jul

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A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona's international airport after half a kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an over-sized toupee, Spanish police said on Tuesday. Arriving on a flight from Bogota, the man attracted police attention as he looked nervous and had a disproportionately large hairpiece under his hat.

02:41:05 on 18 Jul

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The Karnataka assembly began debate on the trust motion moved by HD Kumaraswamy who alleged there was a ‘conspiracy to weaken’ his government. The vote is unlikely to happen today as the JD(S)-Congress combine alone has 26 speakers to back the motion. “It is not important if the coalition survives, but we must discuss this conspiracy to weaken democracy", he said.

02:37:19 on 18 Jul

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Panic attack can be described as a sudden onset of intense fear or discomfort that triggers severe physical symptoms. They may occur without warning even when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Do not fight the attack and stay wherever you are. Close your eyes to block external stimuli that may be triggering the attack. Try to focus on positive & relaxing images.

02:27:01 on 18 Jul

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Tiruverkadu municipality, comprising 18 wards, has been implementing waste segregation and recycling for more than six months now. The civic body with a total population of around 89 lakh generates 22.29 tonnes of garbage daily. According to municipal commissioner, the municipality employs 18 permanent sanitary workers and 192 labour contractors for garbage collection.

02:20:10 on 18 Jul

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Congress MLA H K Patil says the House must first decide if the rebel MLAs are members of the legislative Assembly. "They are saying they have resigned but the resignations are not accepted, so we need time to get clarity on the issue," he says, during the debate ahead of the Karnataka floor test.

02:01:55 on 18 Jul

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K'tka Crisis: "Guide me," says Speaker

Speaker says while he is a respondent before SC, the Cong leader is not a party to it. "Now the SC has given an interim order which states the members ought not to be compelled to attend the house. Who should implement the order?", he asks. While issuing a whip is prerogative of the CLP leader, he isn't party to it. "I request the house to guide me. I am worried", he says.

01:53:58 on 18 Jul

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A Royal Bengal tiger looked incongruous lying on a bed in a photograph that emerged on Twitter on Thursday from Assam's Kaziranga, where floods have left many animals dead or displaced from the world-renowned national park. The tiger had apparently strayed out of the flooded national park and somehow ended up in a house near the national highway.

01:40:22 on 18 Jul

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Oh Baby full movie leaked on Tamilrockers

Telugu fantasy comedy drama Oh Baby has been leaked by piracy website Tamilrockers. The infamous website has been a headache for film and TV production houses for years now and Oh Baby is just its latest victim. Oh Baby stars Samantha Akkineni, Naga Shaurya, Lakshmi and Rajendra Prasad in major roles. It is directed by B V Nandini Reddy.

01:35:22 on 18 Jul

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After Siddaramiah says that SC is 'indirectly curtailing' his right under Tenth Schedule of the constitution, speaker clarifies that House holds SC in highest esteem and not stopping anyone from exercising their right. Cong minister Krishna Gowda says confidence motion will be incomplete if it is put to vote before Speaker's decision on the resignation of the rebel MLAs.

01:26:49 on 18 Jul

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Mi A3 vs Mi A2: What's the Difference?

Mi A3 was launched by Xiaomi on Wednesday as its latest Android One smartphone. The new Mi-series phone is designed to be a successor to the Mi A2 that the Chinese company introduced last year. The dual-SIM (Nano) Mi A3 runs Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. However, the Mi A2 was launched with Android 8.1 Oreo, though it received an update to Android Pie late last year.

01:19:56 on 18 Jul

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Indian woman cricketer Smriti Mandhana turns 23 today. Recently, Mandhan was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award. 23-year-old Mandhana has amassed 1951 ODI runs in 50 matches, and 1298 T20I runs in 58 T20Is, proving how strong the left-handed batswoman is. On her birthday we would unravel some interesting facts about the birthday girl.

01:17:28 on 18 Jul

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Tamil Nadu gets two new districts

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced during the State Assembly session today that Chengalpattu and Tenkasi will be made into two new districts in Tamil Nadu. With this, the number of districts in Tamil Nadu has risen from 33 to 35.

12:44:41 on 18 Jul

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Heavy rain alert for Kerala, Karnataka

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heavy rain alert for Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for the next three days. According to the forecast, active to vigorous monsoon conditions with heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over isolated places in Kerala, Puducherry, adjoining Western Ghat districts of Tamil Nadu and south interior Karnataka.

12:40:19 on 18 Jul

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Total chaos erupts in Vidhan Soudha after CM Kumaraswamy initiates a debate on the no-trust motion. While the Speaker is trying to put the House to vote for the confidence motion immediately, the ruling Congress- JD (S) leaders are trying to delay the process and are insisting on debating the issue before putting it to vote.

12:33:50 on 18 Jul

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India is proud to have a handful of Good Samaritans, as they always are the first ones to help their country when it needs them the most. Actress Priyanka Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, actor Akshay Kumar and sprinter Hima Das are living proof of that. The 37-year-old 'Quantico' actress took to Twitter to express how devastated she was to watch Assam suffer.

12:23:39 on 18 Jul

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Akshay Kumar, who was the only Indian on Forbes list top-earning celebs worldwide in 2019, is happy to make a 'quick 100 pounds' just by hanging around, his author wife Twinkle Khanna shared on social media. Twinkle and Akshay are in London, where the Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi actor participated in a roadside gig, in which one can make money by hanging on to a pull-up bar.

12:04:10 on 18 Jul

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With the new, live-action remake of Disney’s The Lion King out July 19, many nostalgic fans are wondering how director Jon Favreau has updated the beloved movie for 2019. There are some obvious distinctions between the animated 1994 original and the new version — being that one is a cartoon while the other takes a photo-realistic approach to its computer-generated visuals.

11:51:05 on 18 Jul

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On Tuesday, a magistrate in Ranchi in Jharkhand decided to push the limits of the bail provisions in the Code of Criminal Procedure by imposing a condition that smacked of legal arbitrariness. The criminal code provides a fair of degree discretion to the magistrates in awarding bail. But what the law does not envisage is total arbitrariness.

11:39:59 on 18 Jul

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Superstar Rajinikanth started the year by delivering the blockbuster hit 'Petta' directed by Karthik Subbaraj which reminded audiences of his mass commercial masala films of the 1980s. It has now come to light that the Rajini- Siruthai Siva project a family-based entertainer with mass elements is firming up and will go on floors in a couple of months.

11:33:43 on 18 Jul

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India's second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2 which was postponed due to the technical snag is rescheduled to launch on July 22nd at 2:43 pm. Earlier, ISRO planned to launch Chandrayaan-2 on July 15th. Though, the officials haven't given the explanation or the details of the technical glitch they say they have rectified it and the launch is good to go.

11:28:39 on 18 Jul

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P Rajagopal, founder of popular south Indian food chain Saravana Bhavan, passed away at Vijaya hospital in Chennai’s Vadapalani on Thursday following a cardiac arrest. Rajagopal was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of one of his employees and had surrendered last week after the Supreme Court rejected his plea seeking more time.

11:12:44 on 18 Jul

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I am not interested in politics: Mammootty

Megastar Mammootty has no plans to start a political career. He says one doesn't need to be in politics to serve people.
"I don't think I will (ever) have much interest in politics," Mammootty told IANS. "I (am not interested) in political activities. You don't need to be in politics to serve people," he added.

11:08:14 on 18 Jul

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Mediation in the Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute will continue till July 31, the SC said today, giving a panel time till August 1 to submit its report on talks with various groups for a solution. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had on July 11 sought a report on the progress of mediation.

11:02:41 on 18 Jul

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Katy Perry revealed how she reconciled with fellow pop star Taylor Swift, and part of it was truly a-meow-sing. In an interview published this week on KIIS 1065′s “The Kyle & Jackie O Show,” Perry recalled that she sent a “literal olive branch” and an apology note to Swift ahead of the singer’s Reputation tour in May 2018.

10:54:28 on 18 Jul

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eBay has agreed to buy a 5.5% stake in e-commerce marketplace Paytm Mall in a renewed attempt by the San Jose, California-based company to grab a foothold in India’s fast-growing and intensely competitive online retail market. The companies did not disclose the value of the transaction in a joint statement on Wednesday.

10:46:29 on 18 Jul

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White denim is scary territory. If you're wondering how to wear your white jeans, take inspiration from Birkin, who wore hers with a mix of classic white T-shirts and pretty off-the-shoulder tops. Or make the most of the heavenly weather we're experiencing right now, and opt for mini, strappy vests.

10:41:30 on 18 Jul

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The chants of “send her back” at President Donald Trump’s rally have already drawn responses from various politicians, including the target of the chants, Ilhan Omar. In response, Omar quoted poet Maya Angelou in a Twitter tweet: “You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise.”

10:38:23 on 18 Jul

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The Supreme Court will examine a report on the "progress of mediation" in the Ayodhya land dispute case on Thursday. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had on July 11 sought a report on the issue and said that a day-to-day hearing may commence from July 25 if the court decides to conclude the mediation proceedings.

10:30:32 on 18 Jul

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India captain Virat Kohli will have ‘absolutely no say’ in the selection process of the next Indian cricket team head coach, the entire selection process will be overseen by a three-year steering committee headed by former India World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, according to a senior BCCI official.

10:24:05 on 18 Jul

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In an interview from around two years back, one of Bollywood's most celebrated actors, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, had opened up about how people had cautioned him to not play 'hero ka dost'. Because one doesn't necessarily have a career after that, he was told. The actor went on and accepted roles like these in films like My Brother Ki Dulhan, Jannat 2 and Raanjhanaa.

10:17:20 on 18 Jul

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Ahead of the crucial trust vote today, Section 144 has been imposed around the Vidhana Soudha. Amidst this, Congress on Thursday filed a complaint with the police saying they are unable to locate MLA Shivaram Hebbar. Hebbar is a rebel staying in Mumbai.

10:00:44 on 18 Jul

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Chinese officials in charge of Hong Kong affairs are working on an urgent strategy to solve the city’s political chaos and have ruled out the use of military force. Beijing has expressed public support for Chief Executive Carrie Lam throughout weeks of unrest and political gridlock, saying this week that it “firmly supports” her leadership.

09:57:03 on 18 Jul

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When it comes to pores, it’s important to note that they do not open and close. Instead, they enlarge and minimise. Your skin breathes through your pores and the goodness of the skincare you apply goes to the deeper layers of your skin through them. There’s a whole bandwagon of makeup and skincare products that attributes to a flawless look.

09:49:17 on 18 Jul

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Eminent theatre director from Karnataka S Raghunandana on Wednesday declined the Sangeet Natak Akademi award for 2018, a day after it was announced, in protest against incidents of “mob lynching in the name of God and religion” and the frequent attempts to stifle dissenting views of public intellectuals and activists.

09:39:24 on 18 Jul

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In what could be a major change in how the government allocates funds for national security, the Union Cabinet Wednesday asked the Finance Commission to consider if “adequate, secure and non-lapsable” funds could be provided for defence and internal security. It also extended the term of the Fifteenth Finance Commission by a month to November.

09:35:43 on 18 Jul

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Wednesday that a special session of the Assembly could be convened to pass bills to exempt Tamil Nadu from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges. According to him, the state govt has been urging the central govt to give its nod to the bills.

09:27:01 on 18 Jul

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President Donald Trump continued his now days-long attacks on four congresswomen at his Greenville, North Carolina, rally on Wednesday night, eliciting the raucous crowd of supporters into "send her back" chants. "Send them back," rallygoers erupted. Amid the chants, one supporter shouted: "go back to Somalia." Others yelled, "traitor."

09:12:02 on 18 Jul

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Sight of 'Athi Varadar' after 40 years

The three centuries old Varadaraja Perumal Temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams in India. The temple already famous for its deity, Lot Vishnu, facing the Northside is now being flooded with people. The reason being Athi Varadar, the idol made out of fig has been taken out of water for worshipping.

09:06:22 on 18 Jul

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The ICJ verdict in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Indian naval commander who had been awarded death sentence by Pakistan on charges of espionage, came with a detailed dissenting note authored by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, an ad hoc judge of the court. Justice Jillani wrote that the Vienna Convention doesn’t apply to spies.

08:57:01 on 18 Jul

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Nearly two years after a couple of Harvey Weinstein exposés kicked off the #MeToo movement, Hulu released the trailer for Untouchable, the Ursula Macfarlane-directed documentary about the precipitous fall of the once-powerful producer, which is re-embedding Weinstein into the news cycle.

08:40:00 on 18 Jul

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