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The 3.5mm headphone jack, a standard feature on mobile phones for years, is gradually getting phased out. Apple was one of the first to remove the jack with iPhone X in 2017. Two years since iPhone X launch, Samsung finally removed 3.5mm headphone jack in one of its biggest phones – Galaxy Note 10.

10:12:01 on 21 Aug

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What is the way forward in Jammu and Kashmir? The question may look strange, funny or even cruel at this point in history. With the entire country, well almost, in the throes of celebration of what it believes is the ‘final solution’ to the Kashmir problem, do we need to think of any other way forward?

09:57:02 on 21 Aug

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The lingo traces its roots to the British Raj, while there is also a possibility of predating British rule. For, there are no official records of the language’s origin, says Padmapriya Bhaskaran, a historian from Chennai. It is not Tamil alone, but a mix of Urdu, Telugu and even English.

09:42:02 on 21 Aug

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While we’ve been conditioned to believe that a monthly period is a sign of good health, women actually have a choice to give up on menstruation. We meet some Indian women who’ve made that choice. r Research over the last few years has surfaced and told us that menstruating can be a choice, and that "period suppression" is a very valid option.

09:27:02 on 21 Aug

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It’s no secret that our diet is filled with way too much added sugar, and it’s not doing us any favors. It’s linked to high rates of weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses. And it’s not that people simply choose to eat heaps of sugar all the time, it’s actually pretty tough to stay away from it.

09:12:01 on 21 Aug

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Competition law is struggling to come to grips with the internet. Web platforms have an incentive to pursue growth over profits. Some internet platforms have grown to the point where they are fast becoming (if they are not already) part of the critical infrastructure of the internet.

08:57:02 on 21 Aug

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Many questions have been raised about the efficiency of the Uber app, systems in place, and the regulatory vacuum that these aggregator cabs operate in, but they remain widely used and yet, there is no data on the number of incidents faced by passengers in these cabs, or what happens to the cases that women actually do put up on social media.

08:42:01 on 21 Aug

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They may look cold and aloof at times; but with their khaki uniforms off, they are just like you and me, they feel pain, show sympathy, and yes, they do go that extra mile to touch someone’s life. Here, the ‘someone’ is a ganja peddler. Ah! not anymore. He has now become a hawker and sells a white-coloured powdery substance.

08:27:01 on 21 Aug

Realme 5 Pro vs Redmi K20: A comparison

Realme might be just one year old in the market, but that has not stopped the brand from launching the latest features at various price points. The latest trend that Realme has joined is the quad-camera setup with two new phones– Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. Both come with four cameras at the back with depth sensor, a macro sensor for closeup shots and an ultra-wide sensor.

08:12:02 on 21 Aug

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On Tuesday, Pakistan decided to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the recent revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status by India. Firdous Ashiq Awan, the information assistant to the Pakistan Prime Minister, said that the case will be filed based on the “human rights violations” in Kashmir.

08:04:35 on 21 Aug

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Apple’s latest iOS 12.4 update has unpatched a previous vulnerability leaving iPhones open for jailbreak, according to reports. A public jailbreak for iOS 12.4 has also been posted on Github by security researcher Pwn20wnd, according to MotherBoard, which first reported the issue. Users have managed to jailbreak their iPhones as well with this.

07:42:03 on 21 Aug

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Netflix does not want you to forget about the TV shows you showed interest in at some point in the not too distant past. The most popular streaming service globally is updating the Netflix app for smart TVs, to now have a “Latest” section. This will include all the trailers for upcoming shows and movies.

07:27:02 on 21 Aug

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The ED's money laundering probe against former finance minister P Chidambaram has been enlarged as it suspects his role in granting alleged illegal FIPB clearances to at least four more business deals, apart from INX Media and Aircel-Maxis, and receiving multi-crore kickbacks through multiple shell firms, official sources said on Wednesday.

07:16:11 on 21 Aug

The toll in the recent rain-related incidents in Kerala climbed to 125 with the recovery of two more bodies on August 21, even as the search is continuing for the 17 still missing in the landslide-hit northern districts of Malappuram and Wayanad. There are 86 relief camps still functioning in the state with a total of 6,286 total inmates, a government update said.

06:56:47 on 21 Aug

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There is constant chopping and changing in India’s Test teams, and as the team prepares for the first match against WI, the focus is once again on Kohli and his two choice of the two spinners. For starters, what could work for Ashwin is the fact that his numbers against West Indies are outstanding and for all the numbers, the management will still stick with the offie.

06:46:55 on 21 Aug

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YouTube direct messaging service, not the most popular way to chat for a large number of users, is set to fade out soon. The Messages service is being pulled from Android, iOS, and the Web, Google announced in a support post on its site. But it's not clear why the Google-owned platform has decided to retire the feature.

06:34:07 on 21 Aug

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On Tuesday night, the makers revealed the official film title of the upcoming movie in the Bond series. Named No Time to Die, the Cary Fukunaga directorial will see Daniel Craig reprising the titular role for what seems to be the final time. With the new update, fans seem hungry for more information on the actioner. Here’s what we know about the spy thriller so far.

06:19:05 on 21 Aug

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Drawing inspiration from the human brain, scientists have developed a “four-legged seeing and hearing intelligent robodog.” In a statement, the Florida Atlantic University said ‘Astro’ could be called a result of combining “Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa with Boston Dynamic’s quadruped robots.”

06:10:21 on 21 Aug

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Former skipper Anil Kumble’s ability to boost confidence of the players makes him an ideal candidate for the role of chairman of selectors, said Virender Sehwag, who also advocated a hike in remuneration for the job. Never to mince his words, former opener Sehwag said the BCCI needs to pay more for heading the selectors’ committee.

05:58:11 on 21 Aug

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In the first teaser, SRK gets a call from an anonymous agency regarding a job which he thinks to be his most challenging role till date. "Aapko interrogator chahiye. Main hoon Naa," SRK says in his trademark style, adding, "Do you get the joke, yeah. Are main itna achcha actor hoon koi bhi role kar sakta hoon."

05:44:02 on 21 Aug

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Former union minister P Chidambaram, with investigating agencies on his trail, will not get any legal reprieve today with the Supreme Court refusing an urgent hearing on his request for anticipatory bail. The court will hear the petition on Friday. The Enforcement Directorate has put out a lookout circular for Mr Chidambaram.

05:27:09 on 21 Aug

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The Indian Railways has decided to enforce a ban on single-use plastic materials on its premises, including trains, with effect from October 2, 2019. A Railway Board communication said that Indian Railways was identified as a “Waste Generator” and had to take adequate preventive measures to follow Plastic Waste Management rules.

05:12:50 on 21 Aug

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The beneficiaries of National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste students for higher education is likely to increase from 2,000 to 4,000, sources at the Ministry of Social and Empowerment said. The ministry is also mulling to change the eligibility criteria for the same. Under the new system, fellowships will be awarded to SC based on their result in the NET exam.

04:54:01 on 21 Aug

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Actor Vivekh on Wednesday confirmed that he is a part of director Shankar’s Indian 2. He took to Twitter to share his excitement about having landed his maiden opportunity to work with multiple National-Award winner Kamal Haasan. Kamal and Vivekh also have one thing in common. Both the actors were nurtured by legendary filmmaker K Balachander.

04:41:38 on 21 Aug

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Kohli, who is one of the greatest batsmen of the current generation, has drawn comparisons with the West Indies great for his attacking style of play. Not just others but Richards himself has heaped praise on the Indian skipper many a times. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday posted a 15-second teaser of the "special interaction"

04:24:31 on 21 Aug

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Pakistani's Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari sent a letter to UNICEF, requesting the removal of actress Priyanka Chopra as its Goodwill Ambassador. Ms Chopra has publicly endorsed Indian government position on Kashmir and also supported the nuclear threat issued to Pakistan by the Indian Defence Minister.

04:13:20 on 21 Aug

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A batch of first-year medical students was allegedly forced to shave their heads by their seniors and “bow in reverence” to them in an alleged case of ragging at a university in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah district. Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences’ vice-chancellor Dr Raj Kumar said strong action will be taken against those involved in ragging the students.

03:57:29 on 21 Aug

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Bangladesh said on Tuesday that revoking the special status to Jammu and Kashmir is India’s internal matter and maintaining regional peace and stability should be a priority for all countries. Bangladesh’ reaction on the issue came a day after External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited the country and held talks with the top leadership.

03:43:00 on 21 Aug

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What is the case against P Chidambaram?

The case is related to divesting of shares of INX Media to fund news channels and a 2007 decision by the finance ministry, then under P Chidambaram, who was considered the most powerful minister in the Manmohan Singh government. To many observers, Chidambaram wielded more influence in the Manmohan Singh cabinet than Pranab Mukherjee, who became the President in 2012.

03:29:27 on 21 Aug

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Amid the ongoing water crisis and declining ground-water levels in Tamil Nadu, the state administration has directed all the government, commercial, educational and residential complexes to set up state-approved rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures on their building premises within three months.

03:17:45 on 21 Aug

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Parle Products Pvt Ltd, a leading Indian biscuit maker, might lay off up to 10,000 workers as slowing economic growth and falling demand in the rural heartland could cause production cuts, a company executive said on Wednesday. A sharp drop in Parle’s biscuit sales means the company may have to slash production, which may result in layoffs.

02:53:28 on 21 Aug

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Gamescom 2019 is now upon us. Understandably, the world's biggest stage of gaming announcements have featured a whole list of hot titles dropping gameplay teasers, trailers and glimpses among us. While the trailers are all there to see, the opening night of the conference, gave a bunch of interesting talk points to discuss.

02:42:32 on 21 Aug

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New Zealand’s women’s cricket captain Amy Satterthwaite will take a break from the game as she is expecting her first child but won’t lose her contract or remuneration due to her Board’s new pregnancy leave policy. In a statement, Satterthwaite said she is expecting her first child with wife and teammate Lea Tahuhu in January next year.

02:31:32 on 21 Aug

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When Hedi Slimane was first announced as Celine’s new creative director, there was a promise of expansion into fragrance. Brand loyalists have since waited with bated breath. Let’s not forget: With the exception of its first scent, Vent Fou, a floral green bouquet of rose, jasmine, and galbanum, launched in 1964, the French fashion house has steered clear of fragrance.

02:27:01 on 21 Aug

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Scientists are developing a technology for the visually-impaired people that bypasses the eyeball entirely and sends messages to the brain, paving the way for a new visual aid for daily living. Researchers from EPFL and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Italy use a new type of intraneural electrode called OpticSELINE to stimulate the optic nerve.

02:12:01 on 21 Aug

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A day after KSEB came under fire for allegedly diverting fund meant for the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), Power Minister MM Mani and KSEB chairman N S Pillai handed over a cheque for Rs 131 crore to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as CMDRF contribution. KSEB had already donated Rs 50 crore to CMDRF.

01:54:57 on 21 Aug

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Rahul Gandhi today joined the chorus from his party condemning the government over the case against former Union Minister P Chidambaram, who faces arrest in a corruption investigation after a court denied his request for protection from arrest. Earlier, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had also tweeted that the senior Congress leader was being "shamefully hunted down".

01:38:55 on 21 Aug

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The character poster of Nayanthara from Love Action Drama was released on Twitter by actor Aju Varghese, who is also a producer of the film. The poster features Nayanthara dressed in an off-white outfit, bending down, and Aju writes that she will be seen as Shobha. The film is expected to hit the screens during Onam this year.

01:24:12 on 21 Aug

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Parineeti Chopra has left netizens intrigued with the first look of The Girl On The Train. In the picture, a wounded Parineeti is seen sitting in a bathtub, with a stare that will pierce your soul. "Something I've never done before. And the most difficult character I have ever played in my life. #FirstLook #TheGirlOnTheTrain," the actress wrote on Instagram.

01:08:34 on 21 Aug

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The Supreme Court says that Chidambaram's petition seeking protection from arrest under is defected. Since the petition has not been filed properly, the registry has raised certain objections against it. The CJI had recently criticized petitioners in Article 370 cases to file defective petitions.

01:02:20 on 21 Aug

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A helicopter carrying relief material to the flood-affected areas in Uttarakhand, has crashed. All the three passengers are safe. The chopper crashed in Uttarkashi district when it hit a power cable. The relief material was being flown from Mori to Moldi in Uttarkashi. Heavy rain and cloudbursts have led to a flood-like situation in parts of Uttarakhand.

12:53:41 on 21 Aug

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The cabinet meeting has decided to complete distribution of the emergency financial aid for the flood victims within September 7. The financial aid of Rs 10,000 offered by the government will be disbursed under the supervision of the ministers in every district. The cabinet also decided not to collect one month’s salary of the staff through salary challenge.

12:40:32 on 21 Aug

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With great success comes great re-negotiation. In the wake of the announcement that Spider-Man: Far From Home is now the highest-grossing film ever in Sony Pictures’ history, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios may be stepping away from the cross-studio partnership. Hollywood trade Deadline reported Tuesday that there was a disagreement over the profit-sharing structure.

12:26:47 on 21 Aug

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With great success comes great re-negotiation. In the wake of the announcement that Spider-Man: Far From Home is now the highest-grossing film ever in Sony Pictures’ history, reports surfaced that Marvel Studios may be stepping away from the cross-studio partnership. Hollywood trade Deadline reported Tuesday that there was a disagreement over the profit-sharing structure.

12:23:38 on 21 Aug

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France has called for "restraint and de-escalation" in a phone-call with Pak Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, asserting that it is "essential to abstain from any measure likely to aggravate tension". A French spokesperson put out a statement after the country's Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, spoke to his Pakistani counterpart on Tuesday.

12:22:22 on 21 Aug

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France has called for "restraint and de-escalation" in a phone-call with Pak Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, asserting that it is "essential to abstain from any measure likely to aggravate tension". A French spokesperson put out a statement after the country's Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, spoke to his Pakistani counterpart on Tuesday.

12:13:09 on 21 Aug

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Many people refused to go to Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC)’s flood relief camps after their homes were inundated by the Krishna waters released from the Prakasam barrage on August 16. Residents of Ramalingeswara Nagar and Rani Gari Thota say that they could not shift to the relief camps set up in Vijayawada, as they had to guard their belongings at home.

12:03:46 on 21 Aug

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Priya Prakash Varrier's Bollywood debut Sridevi Bungalow has been in the eye of a storm for trying to cash in on the popularity of legendary actress Sridevi. The first teaser contained a distasteful scene in which Priya is seen lying motionless in a bathtub, which is eerily similar to Sridevi's tragic demise (she passed away due to accidental drowning in a bathtub).

11:51:46 on 21 Aug

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Priya Prakash Varrier's Bollywood debut Sridevi Bungalow has been in the eye of a storm for trying to cash in on the popularity of legendary actress Sridevi. The first teaser contained a distasteful scene in which Priya is seen lying motionless in a bathtub, which is eerily similar to Sridevi's tragic demise (she passed away due to accidental drowning in a bathtub).

11:48:42 on 21 Aug

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Virat Kohli enjoyed a beach party with his team and the support staff at Jolly Beach in Antigua, where the West Indies will host India for the first Test of the two-match series starting on Thursday. "Stunning day at the beach with the boys," Virat Kohli captioned the picture from the party on Instagram.

11:33:40 on 21 Aug

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Known for its aromatic flavour, tej patta or bay leaf is widely used as a culinary spice in Indian dishes. The herb, which is indigenous to the Mediterranean region, is full of essential nutrients and minerals like vitamins A and C as well as folic acid and also boasts of a variety of health benefits.

11:22:30 on 21 Aug

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A day after the Delhi High Court refused former Union finance minister P Chidambaram to grant any protection from arrest in the INX Media case, CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are on the lookout for the Congress leader, who continues to remain untraceable. Chidambaram’s lawyer, meanwhile, has requested the probe agencies not to take any action till a hearing at SC.

11:11:38 on 21 Aug

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The Supreme Court today said it could not pass an order right away on the plea by former finance minister P Chidambaram seeking protection from arrest in the INX Media Case, a day after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him anticipatory bail. A team of officers from the CBI arrived at Chidambaram’s posh Jor Bagh residence late last night but could not find him home.

11:03:44 on 21 Aug

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A Christian priest along with five other nuns have been booked by the Vellamunda police station in Kerala for a defamatory video put up on YouTube to defame Sister Lucy Kalappura. Sister Lucy, who was expelled from the Franciscan Clarist Congregation continues to face persecution from the church for protesting against rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

10:51:54 on 21 Aug

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In yet another case of a brave act by senior citizens, a sexagenarian man and his 50-year-old wife foiled a theft attempt in their house at Orathanadu in Thanjavur district during the early hours on Tuesday and also caught the burglar, who was later handed over to the police.

10:41:44 on 21 Aug

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America’s Got Talent wasn’t content with just the top spot in the Nielsen company’s rankings of the most popular television programs last week. This time it took the top two. It has been the most-watched summer series for six straight years and the No. 1 alternative summer series for all 14 years that it has been on the air.

10:33:18 on 21 Aug

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As former Union Minister P Chidambaram appeared to face arrest in a corruption investigation, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted in support of the senior Congress leader, alleging that he was being "shamefully hunted down" for speaking the truth. Priyanka Gandhi tweeted after the CBI asked P Chidambaram to appear before them within two hours of receiving its notice.

10:24:06 on 21 Aug

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Sunanda Pushkar, who was allegedly driven to commit suicide, was suffering from mental agony due to strained relationship with her husband and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, the Delhi Police on Tuesday told a court. The police accused Tharoor of torturing his wife which abetted her to commit suicide.

10:16:52 on 21 Aug

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Two passengers leaving to Dubai were arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad on Monday, after they were caught smuggling foreign currency valued at Rs 1,48,75,000. The accused persons had concealed the illegal currency under the false bottom of Osmania biscuit and sweet boxes.

09:56:22 on 21 Aug

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Two passengers leaving to Dubai were arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad on Monday, after they were caught smuggling foreign currency valued at Rs 1,48,75,000. The accused persons had concealed the illegal currency under the false bottom of Osmania biscuit and sweet boxes.

09:53:26 on 21 Aug

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P Chidambaram remained away as a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team arrived at his home in Delhi this morning, a day after a court rejected the former Finance Minister's request for protection from arrest. Last night, the CBI had pasted a notice outside the house asking Mr Chidambaram to appear before them within two hours of receiving the note.

09:40:37 on 21 Aug

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Madras High Court judge S Vaidyanathan on Tuesday withdrew certain remarks he had made against Christian educational institutions in one of his recent orders. The judge, in a recent order, remarked that the Christian missionaries are into "compulsory conversion" and many parents feel that the Christian educational institutions are unsafe.

09:27:02 on 21 Aug

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Rajinikanth and Nayanthara on Sunday flew together to join the final schedule of Darbar in Jaipur. If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, the shoot of Darbar will be wrapped up in the next three weeks and the film will hit the screens for Pongal next year. The film features Rajinikanth as a cop, and he plays this character after two decades.

09:12:01 on 21 Aug

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Ahead of the third Ashes Test, England coach Trevor Bayliss has said that England batsman Jason Roy’s long-term position is “probably suited to the middle-order,” though he is set to continue as opener for the time being. Speaking to reporters before England training on Tuesday, Bayliss said, “We think we’ve got the best seven batters available to us at the moment."

08:57:01 on 21 Aug

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The death of Jiah Khan, who made her Bollywood debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in 2007 film Nishabd, came as a shocker to many six years ago. On June 3, 2013, the actress hanged herself from a ceiling fan at her home in Mumbai. Now we hear that a British filmmaker is keen on making a three-part documentary series on the actress's death case.

08:42:02 on 21 Aug

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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again offered to mediate the "explosive" situation in Kashmir, saying it is a "very complicated place". Speaking a day after phone calls with both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, Mr Trump said he was happy to try and help calm the situation in Kashmir.

08:27:01 on 21 Aug

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Over 2,000 hotels in Telangana have threatened to cancel their business dealings with food service aggregators, if they don't do away with unreasonable commissions and reduce commission payouts. Giving in to hoteliers, Zomato has agreed to review its current policy with its restaurants from August 20.

08:12:01 on 21 Aug

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Your smartphone is making you stupid

In an interesting experiment over four hundred college undergraduates were asked to solve challenging sets of word puzzles. The researchers, from Rutgers University in the US, found that the participants who took phone breaks experienced the highest levels of mental depletion and were among the least capable of solving the puzzles afterwards.

07:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Claiming to work for the development of Bussapur, a tiny village in Telangana, VDCs are constituted with representatives from each local community, following which elections for committee president, vice-president and treasurer take place. However, VDCs often end up perpetuating the continuation of social and caste structure in the village.

07:42:01 on 21 Aug

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The State government has sought more time to frame rules to regulate bike pooling apps When the matter came up before the second bench of Justices Vineet Kothari and CV Karthikeyan on Tuesday, the government pleader told that the government needed more time to frame rules. The judges granted two more months from Tuesday.

07:27:01 on 21 Aug

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A BJP leader on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Anurag Kashyap, alleging he has hurt sentiments of Sikhs through his web series Sacred Games. BJP legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa also accused Kashyap of “disrespecting” Sikh and Hindu sentiments through portrayals in the web series directed by him.

07:12:01 on 21 Aug

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An eerie blue glow in and around the city's coastline has ignited a buzz among denizens and netizens but the phenomenon may be nothing more than the blooming of a non-toxic marine species, commonly called "sea sparkle." The bioluminescent light emitted by this organism in the sea water will be blue during night and during day, the water will look greenish.

06:57:02 on 21 Aug

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Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram's plea for anticipatory bail was turned down on Tuesday by the Delhi High Court, opening up the possibility of his arrest in the INX Media case. Officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI visited his home this evening and left a notice, asking him to present himself at the agency's office within 2 hours of seeing it.

06:39:01 on 21 Aug

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Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram's plea for anticipatory bail was turned down on Tuesday by the Delhi High Court, opening up the possibility of his arrest in the INX Media case. Officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI visited his home this evening and left a notice, asking him to present himself at the agency's office within 2 hours of seeing it.

06:36:01 on 21 Aug

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With firm conviction that majority of common people would stand in support of the state government move if and when it introduces reforms in the Revenue Administration (RA) of the state, Chief Minister Mr. K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday told district collectors that the new Revenue Act should be in place as early as possible.

06:19:00 on 21 Aug

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This trendy ingredient—whether you’re eating it on your toast or slathering it onto your strands—is a mainstay in every millennial kitchen. Now, beauty brands have followed suit, bottling the hydrating, skin softening, hair smoothing avocado into shampoos, hair masks, body butters and moisturisers, making it ubiquitous in skincare kits and on bathroom shelves.

05:27:01 on 21 Aug

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Plants that can help ward off the insects

Mosquitoes don’t have it easy. With so much malice in human hearts for the world’s most dangerous predator that can lead to diseases like malaria and dengue, they probably don’t even get to celebrate a day designated to them. On this World Mosquito Day, here are eight important plants that you can have at your house to guard yourself from the deadly insects:

04:57:01 on 21 Aug

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8 causes of swollen feet and ankles

Known as edema in medical jargon, swelling is a pretty common phenomenon. Especially in our feet and ankles, all thanks to gravity. It’s painful at times, and it gets pretty uncomfortable to walk too. What causes swelling though? Here are 8 causes of swollen feet and ankles:

04:27:01 on 21 Aug

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Just like shopping for all-natural and organic makeup, shopping for cruelty-free makeup can be confusing as hell. Every brand subscribes to its own set of "cruelty-free" standards that aren't widely regulated. So if you want to buy animal-friendly makeup, but don't know where to start, check out this list of my seven favorite cruelty-free makeup brands.

03:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Nordic walking, an aerobic activity performed with walking poles similar to ski poles, may benefit patients with breast cancer, according to a review of existing research. The low-impact exercise improved swelling, physical fitness, disability and quality of life, the study authors conclude in the European Journal of Cancer Care.

03:26:02 on 21 Aug

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Using a smartphone while taking a break from mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, according to a study. “The act of reaching for your phone between tasks, or mid-task, is becoming more commonplace” said Terri Kurtzberg, an associate professor at Rutgers Business School.

02:56:02 on 21 Aug

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Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to eliminate from your home. A bed bug infestation can spread easily, rapidly and before you know it, you have a colony of a thousand of these pests living in your bedroom. “They like to live near the host, near our beds, as close as they can get to where we sleep as is possible,” said Kenneth Haynes, PhD.

02:26:02 on 21 Aug

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If we ask ourselves which skills are used on a regular basis, it quickly becomes apparent that most of these are developed within the first eight years of our lives. Moreover, we realise that these are time-sensitive and require interactions which are best accessed via ‘open-end play’ to optimise our understanding of how to use these effectively.

01:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Easy remedies for bloating

Bloating is an extremely common symptom today. And admit it, it tends to slow down your day-to-day activities and negatively affects the way you look at your body. However, with a few changes in your diet, you can prevent or reduce bloating. Bloating can be primarily prevented by taking care of your gut health.

01:27:01 on 21 Aug

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Kangana Ranaut has fun with tulle

Kangana Ranaut is known for her performances as much as her unconventional sartorial choices. The actor was recently spotted having fun with tulle in a dress from the label Ulyana Sergeenko. Styled by celebrity stylist Ami Patel, the actor stood out in the attire that featured interesting ruffle details.

12:57:01 on 21 Aug

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While anxiety is becoming increasingly common, studies are being conducted extensively to delve deeper into its aspects. Anxiety is a mental illness, which is often confused with depression. Depression is typically associated with prolonged sadness and a depressed mood, while anxiety is more about restlessness and fear.

12:27:02 on 21 Aug

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Apart from maintaining a healthy digestive system, scientists now claim that kimchi could be used to reverse hair loss as well. According to a story published in Daily Mail, the Korean dish of fermented cabbage, onions, garlic, fish sauce and spices, which is known for its probiotic qualities can help regrow hair as well.

11:57:01 on 20 Aug

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Bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to eliminate from your home. A bed bug infestation can spread easily, rapidly and before you know it, you have a colony of a thousand of these pests living in your bedroom. “Bed bugs stick around for long as they have evolved to become the “perfect parasite,” said Timothy Gibb, PhD, a clinical professor of entomology

11:27:01 on 20 Aug

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Hong Kong’s ties with mainland China have never appeared more fragile, as protesters demand greater freedoms while Beijing expresses frustration at the turmoil. There are concerns that Chinese authorities may take direct action to quell the unrest. But the two economies have become so intertwined that officials have powerful incentives to preserve the status quo.

10:57:01 on 20 Aug

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When a fluorescent blue glow appeared in the waves of Chennai’s beaches on Sunday, August 18, it soon became a social media sensation, with people posting photos and videos of the “historic event”. Even as people gush over the glow, scientists and coastal experts say it could be an effect of climate change and might be harmful to marine life.

10:42:01 on 20 Aug

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Around 40% of children in Bihar are not fully immunised. Lack of awareness about vaccines in the community puts the burden of getting children immunise, on the already overburdened health workers in the villages. So how do we create awareness on vaccines among communities? In Bihar’s Dalsingsarai, a local NGO, Innovators In Health, is using gameplay to do that.

10:27:01 on 20 Aug

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'Smartball', the Cricket's charm

Cricket is a gentleman’s game. Think of the dignified figure of an umpire letting a bowler run his way up and pitch a ball at a batsman. Now imagine if this gentleman’s role is given to a computer chip, one planted in the core of the ball sent whizzing through the air. Australia’s sports equipment maker Kookaburra has joined hands with SportCor, a chip-loaded ball.

10:12:01 on 20 Aug

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The Centre has approved the release of over Rs 4,432 crore to Odisha, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh for the damage caused by natural calamities in these states during the last financial year. The funds will be disbursed from NDRF. This additional assistance is over and above the funds released by Centre in SDRF already placed at the disposal of states.

09:57:01 on 20 Aug

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Realme unveiled its new Realme Buds wired headphones alongside the Realme 5 series phones at an event in New Delhi today. The Chinese smartphone maker says the Realme Buds 2 come with improved sound quality and a better design that would solve the tangled cable issue. These headphones will succeed the company's original Realme Buds that were unveiled in December last year.

09:42:02 on 20 Aug

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In its first cabinet expansion in Karnataka since coming to power on July 26, the BJP has picked a 17-member team comprising mostly of tried and trusted party veterans and a few newcomers who helped it topple the Cong-JDS coalition govt. As many as 7 ministers in the cabinet chosen for CM Yediyurappa are from the dominant Lingayat community to which Yediyurappa belongs.

09:27:02 on 20 Aug

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Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, the country’s largest passenger vehicle manufacturer is looking to push its diesel vehicles in the domestic market at a time when demand is at an all-time low. The company has launched a scheme offering free warranty for 5 years or 1 lakh kilometres to customers across the country.

09:12:02 on 20 Aug

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In a major feat for India’s second lunar mission, the Chandrayaan-2 successfully entered the moon’s orbit Tuesday, announced the Indian Space Research Organisation in Bengaluru. The next big test now is after two weeks when the spacecraft lands on the moon’s unexplored South Pole.

09:05:01 on 20 Aug

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Imagine being able to open the camera app on a smartphone with a stylus like a wand, or scrolling through photos by flicking your hand left and right in the air without touching your phone. This may seem like science fiction, but it can now be possible with the Galaxy Note 10 which is bringing back the “touchless gesture control” feature to the mainstream in a big way.

08:42:01 on 20 Aug

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Irked by India's decision to offer shelter to Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama in the late 1950s, China launched a treacherous attack on India in 1962. Some observers have seen an element of envy in Chinese leader Mao Zedong for the diplomatic stature of Jawaharlal Nehru, the then prime minister of India.

08:27:01 on 20 Aug

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If you took a flight from Bengaluru or Hyderabad recently, you may have noticed a gate at the airport with a tall display screen, along with a camera. This is the government’s much-touted DigiYatra programme. The scanner uses facial recognition technology to let people enter the terminal without having to show an ID at the gate.

08:12:01 on 20 Aug

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