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India is considering increasing the personal income tax threshold in next month’s budget, according to people familiar with the matter, as authorities seek to kickstart consumption in the economy. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman may raise the tax exemption limit for working-age individuals to Rs 300,000 ($4,316) of their annual income, up from the current Rs 250,000.

05:07:10 on 20 Jun

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Sudden showers in several parts of Chennai on Thursday took many by surprise including the weather experts. Pradeep John aka Tamil Nadu Weatherman, who is known for his weather analysis, has come up with interesting updates regarding the unprecedented rains and the impact it will have on Chennai and surrounding districts in the coming days.

04:56:59 on 20 Jun

Hrithik Roshan's sister Sunaina Roshan has claimed that she is "living in hell" and her family is making her life unbearable just because she is in love with a Muslim man. In an interview with an entertainment website, she revealed that she has asked Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel to help her in her fight for justice.

04:51:19 on 20 Jun

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Chennai experienced its first rainfall after experiencing 195 days of zero rainfall, bringing some relief to the city that has been ravaged by a heatwave for the past ten days. Areas such as Tambaram, OMR, ECR, Padur, Kelambakkam, Siruseri and Navalur experienced light showers today afternoon. The TN Weatherman has predicted Chennai to expect rains over the next six days.

04:41:56 on 20 Jun

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The Indian fielding coach acknowledged that captain Virat Kohli is India’s best fielder but mentioned the name of another player who he thinks is giving the captain a run for his money as the team’s best out fielder. In an interview to ESPN, Sridhar said that the process of improving India’s fielding standards started immediately after the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

04:27:45 on 20 Jun

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Elton J Fernandez came out to his parents at the age of 21. Since then, his life has been filled with ups and downs. Elton has come a long way to embark a journey of success in Bollywood. This queer pride month, here's a story of hope and pride.

04:25:01 on 20 Jun

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After the Blockbuster success of Karthik subbaraj directorial Petta earlier this year, Superstar Rajinikanth is acting currently in Darbar, his 167th movie which is directed by AR Murugadoss and produced by Lyca Productions. It's been revealed that there's a surprise entry into the cast and it happens to be cricketer Yuvraj Singh's father, actor Yograj Singh.

04:10:04 on 20 Jun

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Former India opener Gautam Gambhir expressed his disappointment after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of ICC World Cup 2019 with a fractured left thumb. Dhawan was officially replaced by Rishabh Pant in India’s World Cup squad. Pant has been with the Indian side for the past one week after he was asked to fly in as a cover for Dhawan.

04:03:39 on 20 Jun

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Ever wondered what it would be like to stand (well almost) while you are flying? Don't think too much, because it might soon become reality. At the last Aircraft Interior Expo held in Hamburg, Germany, Aviointeriors introduced the SkyRider 2.0. This year, there is a newer version of these 'seats', the SkyRider 3.0.

03:57:42 on 20 Jun

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The Madras High Court has issued notices to CBFC and others on a plea seeking a direction to set up a panel to censor TV programmes and restrain 'Star Vijay' channel from broadcasting the show "Bigg Boss", hosted by Kamal Haasan without censor certificate. A division bench of Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad posted the matter for further hearing on July 4.

03:38:04 on 20 Jun

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All-rounder Vijay Shankar is the latest to suffer an injury scare in the Indian camp after being hit on toe during a rain hit training session on Wednesday. During Wednesday’s training, a Jasprit Bumrah yorker hit Shankar flush on his toes and he was apparently in pain. However a team source informed PTI that there’s nothing to worry as of now.

03:32:08 on 20 Jun

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One person was killed and four others injured in Bhatpara area of West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district as clashes broke out between Trinamool Congress and BJP supporters in Bengal’s Bhatpara on Thursday, the latest in a series of incidents of political violence in the state. The deceased has been identified as Rambabu Shaw, a pani puri seller and BJP supporter.

03:29:42 on 20 Jun

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A day ahead of the release of Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh, the film has begun screening in the Middle East, and reactions are arriving on social media. Those who have seen the film are praising Shahid Kapoor’s performance - some have even called it the best work he has ever done - but have compared the film unfavourably to the Telugu hit Arjun Reddy.

03:25:38 on 20 Jun

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Engineering dropout students duped MLAs and MPs of lakhs in Andhra Pradesh by using Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's name. The gang duped the politicians of around Rs 10-15 lakh by making fake calls and WhatsApp VOIP calls in the name of the CM's personal assistant. One of the main accused, Vishnu Murthy, made spoofed voice calls to MLAs and MPs to dupe them.

03:22:30 on 20 Jun

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For the past few days there were rumours that Regina Cassandra got engaged in a private ceremony in Chennai on June 13. The official word on the engagement of Regina Cassandra is out, as the official spokesperson of the actress has responded to the news. The spokesperson has said that the reports on Regina Cassandra's engagement are absolutely baseless

03:10:38 on 20 Jun

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Rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon aka Hard Kaur was just charged with sedition for her remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The UK-based artist was booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for her abusive remarks online against UP CM Adityanath and RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) Chief Mohan Bhagwat.

03:01:01 on 20 Jun

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Tamil Nadu Assembly session from June 28

The next session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly is set to commence on June 28, amidst reports of severe water scarcity in various parts of the State. According to a notification from the Assembly Secretariat, the Governor has summoned the House to meet at 10 a.m. on June 28. The notification is to be issued in an extraordinary issue of the State government gazette.

02:59:33 on 20 Jun

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Team India will wear an orange jersey for their World Cup 2019 match against England on June 30. India, who are sporting a blue kit for the World Cup, will turn out in a different attire for the game against England. England, the hosts of World Cup 2019, are also sporting a blue jersey and they have the right to retain their kits.

02:52:33 on 20 Jun

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Ace Telugu comedians Brahmanandam and Ali will lend their voices to Pumbaa and Timon, respectively, in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of animated musical classic The Lion King. Helmed by actor-filmmaker Jon Favreau, Disney’s The Lion King releases on July 19 in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and English.

02:47:52 on 20 Jun

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As speculation continues on his next steps, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said his party will decide on who his successor will be and not him. Rahul Gandhi is not the person to take a decision on his successor, Gandhi told reporters when asked who will succeed him as Congress president.

02:42:44 on 20 Jun

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswamy came for a general health check-up to Chennai Apollo on Thursday. CM Edappadi Palanisamy arrived at the Chennai Apollo Hospital in Greams Road on Wednesday. He is said to have undergone a general physical examination. The Chief Minister is said to have left the hospital after one hour of examination.

02:27:58 on 20 Jun

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With the unrelenting summer pushing groundwater levels deeper, farmers are finding it difficult to source green fodder for cows. According to animal husbandry officials, a milch cow has to consume 3 kg of dry fodder, 15 kg of green fodder and 60 litres of water every day to stay healthy. The drought-like situation has resulted in an increase in the price of dry fodder.

02:23:54 on 20 Jun

Shahid Kapoor thinks his character in Kabir Singh has a complete emotional arc, something that he hasn’t got to play ever. The actor, who is all set to get into the shoes of Vijay Deverakonda in the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy, shares that he loves to play complex characters. Kabir Singh has been directed by Sandeep Vanga, who also helmed the original.

02:17:44 on 20 Jun

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Madras HC refused an urgent hearing of a plea moved by Nadigar Sangam challenging the decision of the registrar of societies deferring the June 23 elections to the association. Recently, a single judge of the court observed that the more hype was created over the Nadigar Sangam election than the elections to Parliament and state legislative assemblies.

02:11:21 on 20 Jun

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair her first meeting of the GST Council on Friday which, among other things, would consider extending the tenure of the anti-profiteering authority by a year, setting up a single point refund system and a mechanism for businesses to issue e-invoices.

02:06:06 on 20 Jun

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Actor Vinayakan was arrested and granted bail on a complaint filed by a woman stating that he spoke indecently over phone using words with sexual undertones. Vinayakan came to the Kalpetta police station along with his advocate on Thursday where he was arrested and granted bail. The woman had initially field the complaint with the Pambadi police station.

02:00:15 on 20 Jun

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The recently-held Grazia Millennial Awards 2019 was a star-studded event which saw celebrities putting their best fashion foot forward. Interestingly, unlike most red carpet events where celebrities opt for voluminous gowns and sleek ensembles, the award function was high on pantsuit looks and fuss-free dresses in distinct styles and hues.

01:55:11 on 20 Jun

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After years of delay, Tangedco has stepped up work on three of its pending thermal power units with a view to adding 2,120MW to its existing capacity of 4,320MW in the next two years. Of the two, North Chennai phase 3 thermal unit, with a capacity of 800MW, is expected to be commissioned by this year-end.

01:50:44 on 20 Jun

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The air quality index of the state was released by Tamil Pollution Control Board (TPCB) on Tuesday. During the months of January to March this year, the air quality index (AQI) in Chennai mostly alternated between moderate and satisfactory with very rare good days only in residential areas.

01:42:30 on 20 Jun

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A Gujarat court today sentenced sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in a 1990 custodial death case. The court has yet to pronounce the quantum of sentence for six other policemen convicted in the case. The case dates back to 1990 when Sanjiv Bhatt was posted as Additional Superintendent of Police in the state's Jamnagar district.

01:29:40 on 20 Jun

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Rahul Gandhi, when asked who the next Congress president will be, told NDTV, that he is "not involved in that process". "The party has to decide," he said. After Congress's disastrous performance in the national election, in a meeting of the Congress Working Committee held last month, Mr Gandhi said he would like to step down from the party's top post.

01:15:25 on 20 Jun

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Arjun Patiala has action, comedy, romance...but then, which film does not? In a video shared by the makers recently, Diljit promised to treat fans to "Hindi cinema ka pehla sachcha trailer". And the trailer of Arjun Patiala, which hit the web this morning, is exactly that. Netizens are loving the trailer, and YouTube is filled with compliments for the different concept.

01:00:35 on 20 Jun

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Pre-monsoon activity is still evident in the month of June due to the delay in the onset of the monsoon. The weather department says that there will be scanty rainfall in the first two or three days before the monsoon sets in on June 25. However, due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal, there will be thunderstorms.

12:54:00 on 20 Jun

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Bihar is going through yet another cycle of tragedy as an estimated 114 children have died from acute encephalitis syndrome. According to media reports on Thursday, more than 400 childen have been admitted to hospital to be treated for the condition. Despite the knowledge of what probably triggers the ailment in children, the state government has failed in prevention.

12:46:46 on 20 Jun

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In a reflection of the city’s dismal groundwater situation, a report from a nonprofit organisation has shown that 11 of the 24 monitoring wells are dry this June. Only one well had gone dry in June in 2016 and 2017. Rain Centre currently monitors 88 wells, chosen randomly and grouped into 24 clusters based on the location.

12:41:58 on 20 Jun

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Parenting is not merely a biological connection and definitely not just an act of bringing up a child. It is an unseen bond and an unsaid promise to be there regardless. Anyone can be a parent; a father figure or a godmother, one could even be parenting a friend. Parenting is an emotion and hence a parent resides forever in their child as a feeling.

12:36:56 on 20 Jun

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Villagers from Paramakudi in Ramanathapuram district filled the local village pond in Nayinarkoil using broken water pipe from Cauvery joint drinking water project. The Villagers also said that the officials have been negligent for more than six months to repair the pipeline. As many as 37 Panchayats under Nayinarkoil union have been facing acute drinking water crisis.

12:28:56 on 20 Jun

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Addressing lawmakers of both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, Ram Nath Kovind says that India has demonstrated its intentions and capabilities by first carrying out surgical strikes and then the air strikes on terrorist target across the border, following the Pulwama attack. "In the future also, all possible steps will be taken to protect ourselves."

12:12:02 on 20 Jun

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Private water tanker owners in the city are planning to approach the State government, seeking support to source water without hassle to meet the growing demand. The number of trips operated by private tankers has dropped by nearly half in the last few weeks. Finding a tanker-load of water is a major task for residents across the city.

12:11:22 on 20 Jun

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Six bodies and remains of seven others have been recovered from the site where an Indian Air Force An-32 aircraft crashed in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh earlier this month. The wreckage of the missing aircraft was located by a Mi-17 helicopter on June 11, following which a massive operation to search for the bodies or possible survivors was launched.

12:07:06 on 20 Jun

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Highlighting women's empowerment as one of the highest priorities of the govt President Kovind says, "To ensure equal rights for every sister and daughter in the country, eradication of practises like Triple Talaq and nikah halala is necessary. I would request all members to extend their support to these efforts to make the lives of our sisters more dignified & improved."

12:06:08 on 20 Jun

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Many government primary schools in Uttara Kannada district still have mud walls which may be dangerous during rains. Despite many requests and reminders to the officials and ministers, no action has been taken and during every monsoon, fear grips parents and teachers. The district is one of the highest rainfall receiving areas in the country.

12:01:55 on 20 Jun

Yoga, which has been practiced for thousands of years, is a holistic solution for physical as well as mental wellness. To mark the importance and significance of yoga in one’s life, June 21 is observed as International Day of Yoga every year since the United Nations declared it in 2014.

12:00:44 on 20 Jun

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New Zealand captain Kane Williamson spoke after his side beat South Africa by four wickets in the World Cup clash. Williamson praised South Africa and said they are a ‘fantastic side’. “We’ve had a number of great games against South Africa. They’re a fantastic side and obviously a very difficult side to beat”, said Williamson in a media interaction post the match.

11:53:39 on 20 Jun

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After a record-breaking dry spell this year, the weathermen finally have some good news. A system over the Bay of Bengal is likely to lead to a change in wind direction and bring some rain in two to three days in the city. Regional meteorological centre officials say a low pressure area is likely to develop over north Bay of Bengal in 2-3 days

11:52:07 on 20 Jun

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President Ram Nath Kovind stresses that there will be zero tolerance for corruption. "The campaign against black money will be carried forth at a faster pace, in the last two years, 4 lakh 25 thousand directors have been disqualified and 3 lakh 50 thousand dubious companies have been registered," he said.

11:46:30 on 20 Jun

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More than 500 farmers besieged the Kodiveri dam in Erode district on Wednesday in protest against the implementation of the Kodiveri Combined Drinking Water Scheme. The farmers, fearing that drawing water from the dam will affect farming at the Thadapalli and Arakkankottai ayacut areas, opposed the drinking water scheme.

11:41:36 on 20 Jun

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Motorola will be launching its latest smartphone, Motorola One Vision in India today at an event in New Delhi. The device has already been launched in Europe and a few other regions. Since the company has already launched the device, the specifications are already out there and the main focus at the launch event will be the device’s pricing and sale details.

11:36:34 on 20 Jun

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While the School Education Department called for schools to reopen at the start of June so that they had enough working days to tackle the syllabus, several institutions are now mulling giving students holidays due to the lack of water on campus. Many schools declare half-day holiday, some consider working on alternate days.

11:34:52 on 20 Jun

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A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America suggests that dogs’ eyes have a lot to do with it—specifically their eyebrows, which allow them to perform complex facial expressions and elicit an emotional response from humans. Domesticated dogs evolved the ability to make themselves look like babies.

11:26:14 on 20 Jun

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DMK cadre stage stir for water, 600 held

As many as 600 DMK cadres were arrested for besieging the corporation on Wednesday, demanding regular supply of drinking water. As announced earlier by the district DMK party, their cadres along with residents from the suburbs of the city, staged a protest and besieged the corporation office along with water pots led by Singanallur constituency MLA N. Karthick.

11:20:36 on 20 Jun

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President Ram Nath Kovind begins his address of the joint session of both the Houses at the Parliament. He begins his address by congratulating voters & elected lawmakers, "In this LS elections more than half the lawmakers were elected the very first time, there is a considerable number of women MPs. This is unprecedented. It represents a vision of New India," he said.

11:16:35 on 20 Jun

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India and Sri Lanka are likely to be under threat with terror group ISIS turning its attention to the Indian Ocean Region in the wake of losses across Syria and Iraq, intelligence reports have warned. Three letters sent by the state intelligence to top Kerala police officers hinted at the possibility of such a development.

11:11:01 on 20 Jun

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The much awaited trailer for Samantha Akkineni’s film Oh Baby is finally here. The trailer starts with veteran actor Lakshmi going into a photo studio and walking out as a younger version of herself, played by Samantha. The plot seems to be filled with a number of fun antics as the elderly woman gains her youth back.

11:05:53 on 20 Jun

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A four-day-old infant died after being shuttled between two wings of a government hospital in western Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly for over three hours on Wednesday. The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended the presiding doctor of one hospital wing and initiated departmental action against the official in charge of the other.

10:58:53 on 20 Jun

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With no immediate respite in sight for the people of Chennai from the relentless heatwave conditions, especially with the temperature hovering above 40 degree Celsius for the past 10 days, city’s peak power demand touched an all-time high of 3,738 MW on Tuesday night. This was attributed to an increased use of air conditioners at households to combat the severe weather.

10:55:14 on 20 Jun

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Bangladesh captain Mortaza Mashrafe speaks on the upcoming World Cup clash against Australia. Mashrafe says ‘it won’t be easy’ against Australia. Mortaza said his side is hopeful and “you never know..we’ll fight”. Bangladesh will be up against Australia on Thursday for a World Cup match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

10:50:41 on 20 Jun

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With the health crisis showing no signs of abating in Muzaffarpur, and public outrage against the Bihar government growing, a “prisoner ward” with 36 beds at the Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) has been converted into a children’s ward to accommodate patients who have Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).

10:45:17 on 20 Jun

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Yoga is the art of balancing the physical & mental realms. It is a wholesome science that caters to the creation of spiritual discipline, developing tolerance & cultivating intellect. The practice of yoga combined with quality sleep could help renew one’s energy and bring an element of discipline into one’s life. Here are some yoga poses to be practiced before sleep.

10:40:22 on 20 Jun

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Water is getting pricier day by day in the city. While water tanker drivers and local politicians demand money to supply water, residents depending on the free street supply end up paying Re 1 to Rs 5 for one plastic pot of water. Even as residents allege that drivers take money for street supply, Metrowater says contract of the lorry owner can be terminated for this.

10:36:39 on 20 Jun

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India is in the grips of an unprecedented water crisis with majority of its western areas reeling under drought-like conditions. In the national capital, which recently saw mercury rise above 48 degrees, “unauthorised colonies” like the ones in Devli, Badarpur and Dwarka are facing acute water shortages.

10:28:42 on 20 Jun

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It seems like Greta Gerwig fans will be marching into theaters to see “Little Women” this December. On Wednesday, Vanity Fair published an exclusive first look at the director’s remake of the classic 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott. The film features Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen.

10:23:15 on 20 Jun

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As TN's water crisis reached its peak, political blame game continued with the opposition blaming the state govt for the shortage and CM K Palaniswami downplaying the acute water scarcity. The DMK, which is the principal opposition in Tamil Nadu, blamed the AIADMK government for its "negligence," and "administrative failure" that led to the water crisis in the state.

10:16:04 on 20 Jun

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The US has told India it is considering caps on H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, widening the two countries' row over tariffs and trade. The plan to restrict the popular H-1B visa programme comes days ahead of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to New Delhi.

10:08:07 on 20 Jun

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Twenty-one cities in India including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad - will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people, claims a report by NITI Ayog. The report also says that 40 per cent of India's population will have no access to drinking water by 2030. The situation is alarming, given the fact that the year 2020 is not very far.

09:57:01 on 20 Jun

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Australia will look to consolidate their position at the top half of the table when they take on high-flying Bangladesh in a blockbuster ICC World Cup 2019 group stage clash at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday. The defending champions have been in lethal form having won four of the five matches they have played so far and their solitary loss has come against India.

09:40:02 on 20 Jun

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Confusion written over train name boards

The decision of Indian Railways to increase rake sharing arrangements – using same rakes to operate more trains –and the inability to provide unambiguous name boards are putting passengers at discomfort. A case in point, Chennai division RPF has penalised 21 passengers between January 2018 and May 2019 for pulling the emergency alarm chain after boarding the wrong train.

09:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Minister for Higher Education K.T. Jaleel told the Assembly on Wednesday that the government was thinking of conducting engineering entrance examinations on the online platform. The government has directed all universities to explore the option of conducting online entrance examinations for all its courses, Dr Jaleel added.

09:10:02 on 20 Jun

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New Zealand's government launched a multibillion-dollar, six-month "buy-back" scheme to compensate owners of powerful but newly banned semi-automatic weapons prohibited in the wake of deadly attacks on two mosques in the Southern city of Christchurch. PM Jacinda Ardern vowed in the hours after the March 15 killings that New Zealand's gun laws would be tightened.

08:57:02 on 20 Jun

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It wouldn't be wrong to say that Priyanka Chopra knows only two things - onward and upward. After establishing herself as one of Indian cinema's most loved, respected and wanted female actors, Priyanka has now created waves in the West. Priyanka is also the only global superstar to have four Madame Tussauds statues. Next in line is Whitney Houston with three statues.

08:46:20 on 20 Jun

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With the catchment areas of the Idukki dam, the largest arch dam in Asia, receiving low rainfall for the past one week, the water level in the dam has decreased to 2307.02 ft, 35 ft lower than the water level recorded during the same time last year. The catchment areas of the dam received 24.2 mm rainfall on Wednesday.

08:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Eight transgender people will guard the labour room of the Government Raja Mirasdar Hospital in Thanjavur. They received their appointment orders from Health Minister C. Vijaya Baskar on Wednesday. Kumudha Lingaraj, dean of Thanjavur Medical College and Hospital, said the transgender persons were appointed to improve security for the labour room.

08:10:02 on 20 Jun

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Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs rejected a UN report that said there is credible evidence Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The report "contains clear contradictions and baseless allegations which challenge its credibility," tweeted Adel al-Jubeir.

07:57:01 on 20 Jun

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American phone manufacturer, Motorola is gearing up to launch the One Vision in India today. After debuting in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand, Motorola One Vision is finally arriving in the Indian market. The company had started teasing the phone a week ago. The new Vision phone is claimed to offer a cinematic experience with its ultra-wide display.

07:40:02 on 20 Jun

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The state government would provide 5 kg rice as special allotment to families of fishermen in coastal areas considering the rough sea and sea erosion in the coastal belt. The rice would be distributed based on the list submitted by the Fisheries Department. Its cost will be met from the budget allocation of the Civil Supplies Department.

07:27:02 on 20 Jun

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Encephalitis case reported in Coimbatore

In the backdrop of an increasing number of patients including children dying of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), also known as encephalitis in north India, the textile city reported its first casualty on Tuesday. A resident of Vinayagapuram, Saravanampatti here, 21-year-old Ramya, was reported ill for the last few days. She was admitted to the Coimbatore Medical College.

07:10:01 on 20 Jun

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Himalayan glaciers have been melting twice as fast since the start of this century, underscoring the threat the climate crisis poses to water supplies for hundreds of millions of people across Asia Scientists have long been trying to establish how quickly rising global temperatures caused by the burning of coal, oil and gas are eating away at the icebound landscapes.

06:57:01 on 20 Jun

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Apart from movie promotions, the one event we eagerly look forward to is the award season. All set to shell out some serious fashion goals, celebs arrive at the red-carpet putting their most fashionable foot forward. Glamorous and too hot to handle. B-Town stars arrived at the red-carpet earlier this evening for the Grazia Millennial Awards 2019.

06:40:02 on 20 Jun

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The acute water shortage and scorching heat are putting city children at the risk of several health and hygiene issues. With many private schools in Chennai grappling without water, students are being forced to use dirty toilets and carry extra water bottles for washing. Many schools have granted holidays for primary classes, some asking students to leave midday.

06:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Lack of scientific waste management in the state has prompted the NGT to enforce 'Environment Compliance' in Kerala citing that non-compliance of waste management rules are statutory offences under the Environment (Protection) Act. The NGT has given time till October 2019 to the Chief Secretary of the state to implement the Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016.

06:10:02 on 20 Jun

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The DMK has said that it will hold protests across Tamil Nadu on June 22 to urge the government to tackle the water crisis in the state. The DMK hit out the government for its "negligence," and "administrative failure and urged the party to address the water shortage. The party headquarters asked its district secretaries to stage protests in all district headquarters.

05:57:01 on 20 Jun

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You can live without shampoo. Before you cling to your shampoo bottle and barricade yourself in the bathroom, there are products the no-poo movement allows you to use, and they're probably in your kitchen cupboard right now: baking soda and apple cider vinegar.

05:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Selena Gomez has deleted Instagram after slamming the social media platform for being "dangerous" and "unhealthy". The 26-year-old singer is one of the most followed accounts on Instagram, with over 152 million fans, but has now reportedly ditched the platform for her mental health.

04:57:01 on 20 Jun

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In India, many people celebrate the longest day of the year by doing yoga. Incidentally, June 21 is also observed as International Yoga Day. People get together and celebrate the day by having mass yoga sessions across the country. They also pray to the Sun for happiness, love and forgiveness.

04:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Royal Ascot is one of the world's most prestigious horse races and a highlight of the British summer social season. Each June, more than 300,000 visitors travel to the five-day event -- among them Queen Elizabeth and other members of the royal family, including Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

03:56:01 on 20 Jun

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PUBG Mobile's recent updates have introduced some interesting aspects to keep players hooked to the game. The 4x4 Deathmatch mode is entirely new and brings a new scope of gameplay within PUBG Mobile. But to master any mode, be it Arcade or Classic, a player must practice a few things to ace every game.

03:26:01 on 20 Jun

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The biggest global study into attitudes on immunization suggests confidence is low in some regions. The Wellcome Trust analysis includes responses from more than 140,000 people in over 140 countries. The World Health Organization lists vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health.

02:55:01 on 20 Jun

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After serving travel goals through pictures of their LA trip earlier this year, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Anand Ahuja are now holidaying in Japan. Recent Instagram updates see the couple doing touristy things like visiting museums and heritage sites in Kyoto, while also indulging in the local cuisine.

02:25:02 on 20 Jun

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Some of the most popular diets today focus on healing people from the inside to make them healthier and get them in better shape, as opposed to drastic unhealthy weight loss. What if nutritionists gave you the go ahead to eat sushi and dark chocolate? Two experts reveal the foods you can include in your diet when you’re feeling stressed out.

01:55:02 on 20 Jun

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Whether you like to turn up the sound when you're pressing weights at the gym or enjoy the accompaniment of classical tunes when working, nothing should come in the way of your music and you. Especially not annoying cables. That's why wireless headphones were invented. With their full coverage muffs and cable-free makings, they're a match made for music lovers.

01:25:02 on 20 Jun

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Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatable?

A chronic autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition which affects roughly around 1 crore Indians. RA usually begins with affecting hands and feet, & then progresses to other joints and organs. Earlier, there were not many treatment options available. But, RA is now very much treatable and with timely treatment most of the patients can lead a normal life.

12:57:01 on 20 Jun

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Colour therapy for your overall well-being

Have you ever thought about how colours affect our health? How easily they can change our mood, make our muscles weak or how it affects our sleep when it is dark with no visible colour to the naked eye. Well, colour is a powerful communication tool which signals action, influence mood and physiological reactions.

12:27:01 on 20 Jun

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Chances are all of us eat food that has been processed at some point in time during the day or other. Study in France found that people who consumed more processed foods were more prone to develop heart diseases, while a similar study in Spain discovered that eating more processed foods are tied to a higher risk of death in general.

11:57:01 on 19 Jun

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Alcohol consumption is responsible for 5-11 per cent of the cases of breast cancer in women and only one in five women are aware of the fact. A Cancer Research from UK said that cutting down on alcohol consumption is beneficial for reducing the risk of breast cancer. The study, conducted by BMJ Open Journal, saw the participation of 200 women.

11:27:02 on 19 Jun

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India is almost always too late to join the technology party, missing out on early action when most of the fortunes are being cashed upon. The 5G spectrum is expected to add more than $550 billion to the world’s GDP. Can India break into the 5G party at an early stage when applications, or apps, are still on the drawing boards and premium pricing prevails?

10:57:02 on 19 Jun

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Actor Rekha, who has been part of several popular movies in Malayalam and Tamil, is going to play Tovino Thomas’s mother in the upcoming film Edakkad Battalion 06. Wielding the megaphone for this venture will be debut director Swapnesh K Nair. P Balachandran has penned the script for this film and he will be seen playing Tovino’s father in it.

10:42:01 on 19 Jun

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Can the BJP Breach the South?

The BJP failed to breach South India and it still remains unconquered, but the question is why did South vote differently? And how long can it prolong this? TN & Kerala voted against BJP along more visible ideological and political reasons. Though the BJP has not been able to make significant gains in the South, it remains to be seen how much longer that remains the case.

10:27:01 on 19 Jun

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Personal care products like shampoo, lotion, nail polish and cologne may send one child to the hospital every two hours due to poisoning and chemical burns, according to a US study. Researchers found that 64,686 children younger than five years of age were treated in US emergency departments for injuries related to personal care products from 2002 through 2016.

10:12:01 on 19 Jun

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The grounding of India’s oldest private airline, earlier this year, has crushed many a holiday plan during peak vacation season. Over 40% of the respondents in a recent survey said they held back bookings due to high air-ticket prices. The survey studied the booking pattern of around 3.2 million Indian users between April-June this year and compared it with a year ago.

09:57:01 on 19 Jun

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Ed Sheeran shares tracklist from new album

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran on Wednesday shared the tracklist of his upcoming fourth album, No. 6 Collaborations Project. Two songs from the album, “I Don’t Care”, featuring Justin Bieber, and “Cross Me”, with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, were released as singles recently. The concept of the album is that every song is a collaboration.

09:42:01 on 19 Jun

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