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Check dam to quench Tiruchy’s thirst

Even as the rest of the State is reeling under acute water scarcity, residents of Tiruchy city are spared the struggle for water, thanks to the vision of former CM J Jayalalithaa. The check dam on Cauvery at Kambarasampettai, commissioned and inaugurated by her, has come as a boon to the city. The check dam was built a Rs 32 crore and helps recharge groundwater.

08:27:01 on 18 Jun

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has met Home Minister Amit Shah and asked him to release over Rs. 800 crores as a central grant to check crime against women and children in his state more effectively. Nath, who took over as the chief minister in December, has also written a letter to the Home Minister in this regard.

07:57:01 on 18 Jun

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Vivo's next mid-range smartphone has received TENAA certification in China. Bearing model number V1913A, the image and entire list of specifications have been leaked along with that. In the image, the Vivo V1913A appears to grace a triple rear camera set up at the back with a waterdrop notch display at the front. A fingerprint scanner cannot be seen at the rear panel.

07:40:02 on 18 Jun

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The Opposition on Monday staged a walkout from the Legislative Assembly after Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan denied permission to conduct a discussion on the adjournment motion moved by M Vincent, MLA, of the Congress. The adjournment motion which was on the rising prices of essential commodities and food items was not allowed for discussion by the Speaker.

07:27:01 on 18 Jun

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The AIADMK, which has come under fire from the opposition parties on handling the situation arising out of acute water crisis, appears to find support from ally BJP. The saffron party seems to provide the ammo by taking on the DMK faulting it’s ‘flawed’ water management policy and for ‘lacking vision’ to conserve the water bodies.

07:10:01 on 18 Jun

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A large number of people, particularly from the Sikh community, gathered outside the Mukherjee Nagar police station on Monday night, demanding the sacking of all policemen who thrashed a tempo driver, police said. On Sunday evening, a brawl between Sarabjeet Singh, the tempo driver, and policemen at northwest Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar went viral on social media.

06:57:01 on 18 Jun

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Over the last few months, stylists and celebrities have been stepping out of their comfort zone to experiment with trends and make a statement. After Deepika Padukone's high ponytail, we spotted Katrina rock the high ponytail this weekend too. Want to make a statement everywhere you go? Check out this latest trend.

06:40:01 on 18 Jun

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DMK youth wing secretary Vellakkovil MP Saminathan has resigned said sources close to the leader. It is widely seen as a move to pave way for the appointment of Udhayanidhi Stalin to the post and groom him as a future leader. There has been no official statement from the party yet and Saminathan could not be reached for comments.

06:27:01 on 18 Jun

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The munsiff court, Thodupuzha, has issued a temporary injunction restraining Jose K. Mani from officiating as chairman of the KC(M). The court issued the order based on a petition filed by KC(M) state committee members Philip Stephen and Manohar Naduviladath from Idukki a day after the Kerala Congress(M) faction's state committee elected Jose K. Mani as the chairman.

06:10:02 on 18 Jun

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India, projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country around 2027, is expected to add nearly 273 million people between now and 2050 and will remain the most populated country through the end of the current century, a UN report said. The world's population is expected to increase by two billion people in the next 30 years.

05:57:02 on 18 Jun

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Slip into the smoking room of your city’s most popular bar or restaurant and you’ll instantly spot at least one person pulling on a compact metallic device with a tiny blinking light, exhaling concentrated clouds of smoke. A device that heats a nicotine-infused liquid and lets you inhale its vapour, vaping is what all the cool kids seem to be doing in the country.

05:27:01 on 18 Jun

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When lenders of Jet Airways finally decided to refer the cash-strapped airline to the bankruptcy court on Monday, it capped months of intense negotiations during which the airline had come close to being revived on several occasions. However, revival efforts floundered over the failure of stakeholders to agree on common terms.

04:57:01 on 18 Jun

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Looking for a way to celebrate and honour Pride Month with your young kid? From books with main characters who are LGBTQ or still figuring out their sexual orientations to stories of straight kids or gay friends or parents, these books portray many aspects of the LGBTQ experience for kids as young as 3. Many of these books have been published within the last few years.

04:27:01 on 18 Jun

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With Arjun Reddy, two things happened at once in Telugu cinema. First, the industry was introduced to a new kind of film which much like its protagonist did what it wanted and said what it felt without holding anything back. And the second thing, well, we got Vijay Deverakonda. As the title of the movie suggests, Arjun Reddy is Vijay Deverakonda’s film through and through.

03:57:01 on 18 Jun

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Many swear by the organising tips shared by tidying expert and author Marie Kondo as a clutter-free space sparks joy and makes living easier bit by bit. There is always a scope for excess if one looks around the house and even though one wants to get rid of them, there is always some sentimental value associated with things.

03:25:01 on 18 Jun

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Scientists using artificial intelligence have discovered a hidden clue in people's language that can accurately predict whether they are likely to develop psychosis in future. The machine-learning method more precisely quantifies the semantic richness of people's conversational language, a known indicator for psychosis.

02:55:02 on 18 Jun

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5 things we will be wearing this summer

Summer fashion is all about experimenting with fresh colours, interesting silhouettes, comfortable patterns and textures and even transforming the wardrobe with newer trends. We all love the basics like cotton summer dresses, quirky footwear, contemporary jewellery, staple accessories like hats, scarves, totes, shorts, summer jackets among others.

02:25:01 on 18 Jun

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Tovino Thomas on Monday unveiled the trailer of his upcoming movie LUCA. Billed as a romantic thriller, the film is directed by Arun Bose, who has also co-written it with Mridul George. There is an unmissable dark theme present in the film even as we are charmed by refreshing and no-frills chemistry between Tovino Thomas and Ahaana Krishna.

01:50:25 on 18 Jun

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With people spending long hours in front of computer in air-conditioned rooms, doctors claim they are witnessing more and more cases of ‘dry eye’ disease. They warn that long-term exposure alters the lipid production from glands in the eyelids. This leads to dry eyes, cause inflammation and infections.

01:25:02 on 18 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. Whether it’s cured meat, frozen treats or pasteurized milk, nearly all kind of food undergo some sort of processing. However, the term 'processed food' generally points towards foods that are made mostly of industrialised ingredients and additives.

12:57:02 on 18 Jun

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Meet the ‘digi dads’ of YouTube

Undoubtedly, it is the digital age where people are constantly on the lookout for something new and innovative. Over the years, YouTube has become a popular medium to connect to the masses. On the occasion of Father’s Day, here are some inspiring digital dads who have chosen a profession like YouTube and would encourage their kids to join the platform in the future.

12:27:01 on 18 Jun

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Calling for urgent interventions to promote discussions about the cost of medicines to treat asthma, a new study pointed out that out-of-pocket costs are preventing many people from taking vital asthma medication. The most commonly prescribed preventer treatments for asthma contain ICS, reduces the severity of the disease and the number of asthma-related deaths.

11:57:01 on 17 Jun

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E-cigarette and e-liquid advertisements that feature cartoons attract more young people to nicotine products, a new study reveals. The study also found that recognition of cartoon images among those who had never used e-cigarettes was positively associated, with people expecting that the product would taste good and enhance socialising.

11:27:02 on 17 Jun

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In May, the Toronto Star launched an in-depth series on climate change in Canada, with a straightforward title: “Undeniable.” It’s an apt description of the evidence within the reporting and elsewhere. Different age groups have contrasting views of a climate of constant change and volatility. A recent Gallup poll separated Americans into three climate change cohorts:

10:57:01 on 17 Jun

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Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut starred together in 2017 film Rangoon. The film had a much-talked-about scene where Shahid and Kangana are seen making out in mud. In earlier interviews, Kangana Ranaut had said that living with Shahid Kapoor in the same cottage on the sets of Rangoon was a "nightmare" and that kissing the actor was "disgusting."

10:42:01 on 17 Jun

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Doctors in several hospitals across India are agitating for security after the beating up of two interns in a Kolkata hospital following the death of an old patient. The patient’s relatives were of the opinion that the death was due to doctors’ negligence. While one must condemn violence on doctors, it is also time for doctors in India to introspect.

10:25:01 on 17 Jun

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For mango lovers, the wait for the juicy Dussehri, Langda, Chausa and Safeda might be over, but Haji Kalimullah Khan, the mango man of India, has something new to offer on his platter this time around. The 79-year-old has come out with the ‘Shah mango,’ named after newly-appointed Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

10:12:01 on 17 Jun

The public health care system across W Bengal has come to a halt after doctors and support staff across the state started an indefinite cease work after an incident of violence at NRS Medical College. Trouble started when family members of a patient who died on Monday evening at state-run hospital assaulted junior doctors, leaving one of them with a critical head injury.

09:55:02 on 17 Jun

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When it comes to software updates, Xiaomi has been quick to deliver new features to its customers. However, when it comes to updating the Android version itself, the company has been a little slow. A majority of Xiaomi devices are now finally on Android 9.0 Pie, but we could see at least ten Xiaomi devices getting the upcoming Android Q update this year.

09:42:01 on 17 Jun

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As the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 outlines, technological drivers are increasingly challenging traditional jobs and careers. Those that are charged with securing the digital revolution are scrambling for talent. As the report highlights, the following four very human characteristics will be the most important in the cyber arena.

09:25:02 on 17 Jun

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Steve Smith has appreciated Virat Kohli's "lovely gesture" after the Indian skipper asked fans to stop jeering the former Australian skipper during their World Cup encounter on June 9. Back after serving a one-year suspension for the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, Smith has been getting hostile reception at every English ground at the marquee event.

09:12:02 on 17 Jun

In a reshuffle in the Pakistan Army on Sunday night, Lt General Faiz Hamid was appointed as the new director general of the Inter-Services Intelligence. He is appointed by the Prime Minister in consultation with the Army chief and is answerable only to the Army chief. He is the de facto number 2 in the Pakistan Army, and arguably in the country after the Army chief.

08:56:01 on 17 Jun

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Indians sleep 6 hours 55 minutes every night on average, making us some of the poorest sleepers in the world, according to a survey by FitBit in 2017. If you are also spending more time awake than asleep in your bed, here are some simple Yoga stretches and breathing exercises that might help.

08:42:01 on 17 Jun

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An engaging Twitter thread ensued on 14 July 2013 as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, then a spokesperson of BJP, posted a photo from her JNU days. The same year, career diplomat S. Jaishankar, then India’s ambassador to China and now External Affairs Min, said in an interview to the JNU journal that his years at the university were “the most impactful on my life”.

08:26:01 on 17 Jun

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Director Susi Ganeshan, who was accused of sexual harassment by writer and filmmaker Leena Manimekalai in October last year, has filed a complaint of defamation. The complaint has been filed under section 200 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for charges under section 500 of the IPC (punishment for defamation) at the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Saidapet.

08:12:02 on 17 Jun

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Amid reports of attack on Army convoy in Pulwama on Monday, the Army termed it a “failed” attempt. An army spokesman confirmed that the troops are all safe barring a few minor injuries to some. The Army further said that the area has been cordoned off and the search operations are in progress.

07:50:07 on 17 Jun

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Actors Vijay Sethupathi and Amala Paul have joined hands for the first time in upcoming yet-untitled Tamil film which will feature them in the role of musicians. Tipped to be a romantic musical, the film had its official launch on Friday and it will be directed by Venkata Krishna Rognath, an erstwhile assistant of SP Jananathan.

07:45:15 on 17 Jun

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An improvised explosive device blast targeted an army vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Monday, 17 June. The blast took place at the Arihal village in Pulwama, with reports saying that a Casper vehicle of the 44 Rashtriya Rifles was damaged. An encounter is reportedly underway at the site.

07:37:49 on 17 Jun

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What’s in a name? A lot, if it is on a birthday cake. A girl in England ended up getting a Marie Curie-themed cake due to a mix-up by her colleagues. Lye’s tweet of the hilarious mix-up has gone viral on the social media site, drawing thousands of likes, shares and comments.

07:29:00 on 17 Jun

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Ranveer Singh took his crazy antics to the cricket field on Sunday at the India-Pakistan match in Manchester. The Padmaavat actor also tried his had at commentating, joining Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and other cricket legends in the commentary box. He let loose his filmi side and even made Gavaskar join him for a jig to Shammi Kapoor's hit song - Badan Pe Sitare.

07:19:18 on 17 Jun

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TV shows based on DC Comics have taken a turn to the crazy of late, while most Marvel shows that were jointly produced with Netflix were saturated with a gritty tone that we usually associate with DC movies. The recent DC shows have figured out that to make the perfect comic-book adaptations, one has to adapt the inherent weirdness as well.

07:14:40 on 17 Jun

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BJP MP from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur created a controversy on the first day of 17th Lok Sabha when she suffixed the name of her spiritual guru with hers while taking oath, drawing objections from the Opposition. Amid protests and shoutings, Thakur said that it was her full name and that she had already mentioned her full name in the form filled for oath taking.

07:08:50 on 17 Jun

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Speaking to reporters after Pakistan's loss to India in their group stage match at the ICC World Cup 2019, Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim acknowledged that his team were outclassed in every department by the Indian side. He also spoke about Pakistan's decision to field first.

06:59:50 on 17 Jun

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This morning fans and movie lovers were in for a huge shock as reports surfaced in the media that celebrated director Mani Ratnam was admitted to the hospital due to sudden illness. Suhasini Mani Ratnam has posted an official update that suggests that Mani Ratnam is in the pink of health and is working hard on his dream project 'Ponniyin Selvan'.

06:56:42 on 17 Jun

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Days after a history-sheeter in Madhavaram in Chennai was killed in a police encounter SHRC sought a detailed report into the incident from authorities. Treating the news reports over the incident that was published in various newspapers as the complaint, SHRC chairperson sought a report from the Public Department (Law and Order) Secretary within six weeks.

06:47:21 on 17 Jun

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The junior doctors in WB have decided to call off week-long strike after meeting with Mamata Banerjee, who has promised increased security measures to the medical fraternity. In the meeting a doctors’ delegation apprised Banerjee of the problems they have been facing at medical colleges and hospitals and said they fear for their safety.

06:36:56 on 17 Jun

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Pakistan were completely outclassed by India as they succumbed to an 89-run (DLS) defeat. It was Pakistan's 7th successive loss to India in the tournament's history. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Shoaib Akhtar lashed out at fast bowler Hasan Ali. Akhtar pointed out to Ali's antics at the Attari-Wagah Border where he performed his signature wicket-taking gesture.

06:33:31 on 17 Jun

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Taylor Swift's cotton candy assault on 2019 continued Friday as she released the second single from her newly announced album, Lover. "You Need to Calm Down" sounds like a refreshing callback to her 1989 era. There are synth beats and chant-able refrains but as the synth beats soften between verses one and two, something happens. Swift gets political. Kinda.

06:21:15 on 17 Jun

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The Coimbatore-based alleged recruiter of an ISIS module who was arrested last week by NIA was also the district president of an organisation that was an offshoot of banned terror outfit SIMI. Thirty-two-year-old Mohammed Azarudeen had been involved in organising several events of the Wahdat-e-Islami Hind, which is not a banned group but is an offshoot of SIMI.

06:12:18 on 17 Jun

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has insisted that its players did not stay out of the team hotel beyond the curfew time the night before the World Cup game against India after videos circulated on the social media claimed otherwise. A spokesman for the PCB made it clear that no player had violated the curfew timings set by the team management.

06:00:20 on 17 Jun

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Meet Harsh Beniwal, a 23-year-old YouTuber and as of April 2019, a Bollywood actor whose debut with Student of The Year 2 made several headlines. Commanding a subscriber count of over 6 million on Youtube and 1.7 million followers on Instagram is no small feat and Beniwal has earned every bit of it from scratch.

05:57:49 on 17 Jun

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Kenyan doctors are testing a hospital patient in western Kenya who has Ebola-like symptoms, as eastern Congo is struggling to control the outbreak and Uganda has reported two deaths from the deadly hemorrhagic fever. The female patient in Kenya is in isolation at Kericho County Referral Hospital where staff took precautions to ensure minimal contact.

05:55:37 on 17 Jun

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After lying low for a few months Sri Reddy seems to be on a rampage again making tall claims against Tamil celebrities. Over the weekend it was Vishal she was targetting on FB which received severe backlash from netizens. Now she in the news again as she has pulled up Keerthy Suresh's name and has also added Sai Pallavi to make it spicier.

05:48:29 on 17 Jun

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OnePlus users across the globe got a huge scare this week, when a report highlighted that because of a flaw millions of email IDs are likely to have been exposed. This issue, first reported by 9to5Google, suggests that OnePlus users were inadvertently sharing their details with the company through the “Shot on OnePlus” watermark and library.

05:41:56 on 17 Jun

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Vijay Shankar made his presence felt on his World Cup debut with two crucial Pakistani wickets and the Tamil Nadu all-rounder is backing himself to play an important role in India’s campaign. If someone had told him six months back that his bowling would become crucial to India’s plans at the quadrennial event, it would not have been a surprise for him.

05:33:15 on 17 Jun

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The junior doctors protest in Kolkata took a new turn when Mamata Banerjee met a delegation of the doctors at her CMO, Nabanna. 31 representatives from the striking doctors went to meet her. Speaking about their grievances, the junior doctors asserted that they wanted to get back to work as soon as possible. They said they are working in an "environment of fear."

05:32:05 on 17 Jun

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Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has reconciled to the fact that they “were a better team than India in the 90′s” and now the tables have turned. The soft-spoken Pakistan captain was literally hounded by his country’s media with a host of uncomfortable questions following the team’s heavy defeat against India here on Sunday.

05:21:34 on 17 Jun

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Representatives from medical colleges are holding a meeting with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna. During the meeting, the Chief Minister directed the formation of grievance redressal units in all West Bengal hospitals as proposed by junior doctors. "We have taken adequate measures, arrested five people involved in NRS hospital incident," Mamata Banerjee said.

05:19:47 on 17 Jun

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As the India Vs Pakistan match was underway in Manchester and the usual banter between the netizens from both sides of the border filled social media, it was Gambhir's tweet from the match morning that turned heads and grabbed attention for all the wrong reasons. Adding to the misery was his appearance on Star Sports channel analysing the India-Pakistan contest.

05:10:44 on 17 Jun

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ANT Audio has been around for quite some time. The company offers a wide range of audio products mostly focused on the budget segment. Its latest offering is ANT Audio Wave 702, which is available online for about Rs 500. The in-ear headphone promises to deliver “explosive bass” and detailed mids and highs – something most of the audio enthusiasts prefer.

05:00:32 on 17 Jun

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Boost testosterone levels with these foods

The male sex hormone testosterone plays a key role in a man’s fertility, sexual function and muscle mass. Testosterone levels naturally fall with age, at an average rate of one to two percent per year. The testosterone level is also influenced by external factors like lifestyle choices as well as certain health conditions and medical treatment.

04:55:08 on 17 Jun

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MS Dhoni is one of the most popular cricketers across the globe. Apart from playing a match-winning knock in the 2011 World Cup final at the Wankhede, Dhoni was also in the news for providing match tickets to a Pakistan-born cricket fan, Mohammad Bashir aka ‘Chacha Chicago’. Watch him talk about the game and his star, Dhoni.

04:45:20 on 17 Jun

The perfectly compatible pair of the Netflix TV series Sacred Games – Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kubra Sait – were two of the immediately recognised faces at the opening ceremony of the six-day 10th Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, said to be South Asia’s biggest queer event of its kind, which concluded last night (Sunday, 16 June).

04:39:38 on 17 Jun

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Representatives from medical colleges are holding a meeting with WB CM Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna. The representatives were formally invited for a meeting to end the ongoing impasse. Responding to their concerns, Mamata Banerjee asked the doctors to make a plan, incorporating the measures they want to be taken to step up security across all government hospitals.

04:35:50 on 17 Jun

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Former India opener Krishnamachari Srikkanth has compared the Virat Kohli-led side to the dominant West Indies team of the 1970s, saying most opponents are worried about facing the ‘Men in Blue’. Srikkanth made the comments following India’s crushing 89-run win over Pakistan in Manchester on Sunday.

04:27:09 on 17 Jun

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Facebook to unveil new cryptocurrency

Facebook is set to unveil a bid to bring cryptocurrency payments into the mainstream, reportedly with the endorsement of governments and financial giants. The world's biggest social network is expected to outline details of a virtual currency launching next year that it hopes will avoid the rollercoaster volatility of “blockchain” technologies such as bitcoin.

04:21:23 on 17 Jun

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi was full of praise for Team India after their thumping win over Pakistan in the World Cup fixture at the Old Trafford. It was a clinical performance from India in all the three departments as they defeated Pakistan by 89 runs (DLS method) on Sunday.

04:15:50 on 17 Jun

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has reportedly agreed to meet the Kolkata doctors who went on a strike after one of their colleagues was assaulted. The meeting is likely to take place at an auditorium adjacent to the state secretariat at 3 pm. However she has taken a U-turn and will allow only one local channel inside the meeting with the protesting doctors.

04:11:16 on 17 Jun

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Why Mani Ratnam is hospitalized

Just as several media reports started saying that Mani Ratnam is back to work in a healthy mood, it is reported that he has been admitted to a hospital in Chennai. There is confusion regarding the cause of his hospitalization. Early reports, said he was taken to the hospital because of uneasiness in the chest. Latest reports say that he was admitted due to acute acidity.

04:07:08 on 17 Jun

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Beer sales have seen a record high in Telangana as consumers sought to take respite from soaring temperatures in many parts of the State. In the absence of the timely southwest monsoon, temperatures were hovering over 40 degree Celsius. The Telangana State Beverages Corporation Limited sold 61 lakh cases of beer in May, the highest-ever for the month.

04:03:52 on 17 Jun

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An Army Major injured in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag succumbed to his injuries on Monday, 17 June. Earlier, two militants were killed and three soldiers were injured in a gunfight in the Anantnag district. According to IANS, the bodies of the slain militants were recovered and their identities were being ascertained.

03:58:23 on 17 Jun

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It is a known fact that Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan is all set to return to small screens as the host of the third season of Bigg Boss on Star Vijay, and this time around, the program is all set to begin this weekend, and several interesting contestants are expected to join. Now the first two contestants of the show have been revealed by sources close to the unit.

03:50:17 on 17 Jun

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Hip Hop and the Many Queens of Rap

2019, another great year for music and the performing arts. Especially for women. Fundamental to rap are rhythm and poetry. A rapper has to be skilled at punch lines, flow, articulation, wordplay and delivery. We inadvertently think of men when we think of ‘rapper’ but like men, women too (duh) possess the skills to rap.

03:44:00 on 17 Jun

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Well, as Pakistan surrendered the match, the huge contingent of their fans present in the stadium started vacating the stands and social media was abuzz with how Pakistan cricket needs to be fitter and a number of Pakistan fans even blamed ‘burgers’ for their team’s dismal performance against their arch-rivals.

03:34:41 on 17 Jun

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Six pack abs have apparently fallen out of favour with women, according to a new survey, suggesting “dad bods” might actually not be that bad. An online survey commissioned by Planet Fitness revealed that four out of five women believe a "dad bod" is a sign of a man "who is confident in his own skin."

03:33:22 on 17 Jun

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Chanchal Lahiri, a magician who tried to perform tricks was reportedly drowned in the Ganga on Sunday while trying to perform an underwater live stunt. According to eye witnesses, Lahiri went inside the river from Millenium Park here, with the intention to mesmerize people with his magic but disappeared near pillar number 28 of the Howrah Bridge.

03:27:52 on 17 Jun

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is on a week-long rejuvenation therapy at a private Ayurvedic and Naturopathy Centre here. Panneerselvam got admitted to the Centre on Friday night for the therapy, official sources said. The 68-year old AIADMK Coordinator will be in the special ward of the centre at least for another three to four days, they said.

03:24:26 on 17 Jun

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When the first look of the Malayalam film Marconi Mathai was released, it featured both Jayaram as well as Vijay Sethupathi, who is making his debut in the Malayalam film industry. From the poster, it was evident that Vijay has an important role in the film. And now, the teaser is out which gives the impression that it is a complete entertainer and a laugh riot.

03:24:08 on 17 Jun

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Flipkart has brought back its Mobiles Bonanza sale today, which will be active on the e-commerce portal till June 21, 2019. The five-day sale on Flipkart is offering discounts, no cost EMI options and exchange deals on top smartphones, including iPhone X, Redmi devices, Nokia and others.

03:19:36 on 17 Jun

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The ICC World Cup match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester turned out to be a one sided encounter. Rohit Sharma When asked what advise he would give to the Pakistani batsmen by a journalist from across the border, Rohit had everyone in splits with his humorous response.

03:10:58 on 17 Jun

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Protests ensued all over the country after an intern was beaten up after an 85-year-old patient died. Doctors took part in strikes and demonstrations, demanding a safe working environment and better facilities. Resident Doctors at AIIMS Delhi aso extended their support and took part in a symbolic protest by wearing bandages on their heads. Watch the video to know more.

03:04:16 on 17 Jun

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The protesting doctors in West Bengal were formally invited for a meeting with CM Mamata Banerjee, at Nabanna at 3pm, to end the ongoing impasse. The government has made arrangements for live transmission of the meeting as no media persons will be allowed inside the state secretariat. The Chief Minister is expected to meet two representatives from each medical college.

02:58:13 on 17 Jun

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Chennai is set to continue to sizzling as IMD has forecast heat wave conditions in north Tamil Nadu till Tuesday. According to a weather bulletin issued by the Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai on Sunday night, severe heat wave conditions will prevail over isolated pockets of Tiruvallur, Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts in north Tamil Nadu.

02:55:23 on 17 Jun

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Four women were arrested for allegedly stripping and beating a bar dancer after she refused to engage in paid sexual intercourse in Hyderabad’s Begumpet area, police said on Sunday. "Sometime after her joining, the management of the bar started harassing her to visit customers and perform sexual activities," a police official was quoted as telling news agency ANI.

02:52:33 on 17 Jun

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With few signs of rains across the state and reservoirs running dry, Chennai’s IT firms and restaurants have cut down operations, residents struggle to book tankers and the state government has begun disconnecting water connections to houses. As the crisis deepens, Opposition leader MK Stalin urged CM to dismiss Muncipal Admin Minister from the Cabinet.

02:48:56 on 17 Jun

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Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, one of India’s five official standbys for the ICC World Cup has already flown into Manchester on Friday as a backup for injured opener Shikhar Dhawan. On Sunday (June 16), Pant was seen enjoying India’s match with Pakistan in Manchester from the stands with wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s adorable daughter Ziva.

02:35:02 on 17 Jun

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We live in quite an anxious society and we’ve got fragmented attention between work and social media. Stress is running riot through our lives. And while many of us are aware of the impact it can have on our mental health – an inability to think clearly, anxiety, feeling irritable or impatient, anger and racing thoughts – we tend to think less about the physical symptoms.

02:21:13 on 17 Jun

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Vegetable prices hit the roof in Chennai

The water crisis has not spared even the vegetable market. One kg of beans, which sold at `15-20 in the wholesale vegetable market at Koyambedu in April, now costs nearly `130. Except for onion, drumstick and potato, most of the commonly used vegetables are sold at 10 times their prices two months ago. This is the first time that the prices haven’t dropped in two months.

02:11:46 on 17 Jun

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The 2019 election verdict has been covered by the Indian media (with a few notable exceptions) with breathless praises for the ruling party for returning with a ‘tremendous’ and ‘extraordinary’ mandate. Even rational journalists, who until a few weeks back were scathing critics of the ruling dispensation, are now fawning over the NDA’s win.

01:58:20 on 17 Jun

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Huawei’s American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the US government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying. Executives from top US chipmakers Intel and Xilinx attended a meeting with the Commerce Department to discuss a response to Huawei’s placement on the blacklist

01:52:40 on 17 Jun

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Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm after Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other members of the Lower House took the oath of duty on Monday. A Congress MP from Kerala, Kodikunnil Suresh, surprised everyone by taking oath in Hindi as a member of the 17th Lok Sabha. The Kerala MP's move was welcomed by the House with loud thumping of desks.

01:45:41 on 17 Jun

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Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi warned Neymar and his other highly-paid stars on Sunday that they must shape-up or ship-out, claiming “celebrity behaviour” at the French champions will not be tolerated. “The players will have to assume their responsibilities even more than before,” Al-Khelaifi told France Football in an interview.

01:39:53 on 17 Jun

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi today paid rich tributes to Jhansi Ki Rani Laxmibai on the occasion of her death anniversary, calling her one of the leading figures of the 1857 freedom struggle. "On the occasion of her death anniversary, I pay my heartfelt tribute to Rani Laxmibai, one of the leading figures of the 1857 freedom struggle," Gandhi wrote in a Facebook post.

01:34:33 on 17 Jun

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veteran actress Zeenat Aman, who has been away from the big screen for a quite a long time, is bouncing back to Bollywood with Ashutosh Gowariker's upcoming directorial venture Panipat. Zeenat Aman will be essaying the role of Sakina Begum in the film, which also stars Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles.

01:29:31 on 17 Jun

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Nearly 10% of Assam’s population lives in river islands called chars, formed as a result of the Brahmaputra changing its course. Most char residents are Muslim farmers. Many families are settled in the area since the end of the 19th century. Apart from living in constant fear of losing their land to water, the farmers are scared they won’t find their names in the NRC.

01:24:30 on 17 Jun

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Ever since the release of her first movie, Janhvi Kapoor has showcased a strong affinity for Indian ethnic wear and among her ever-growing collection is one style that remains constant—the white kurta. Yesterday, the actor was spotted at the Mumbai airport in a white kurta sharara set featuring floral detailing. A classic white kurta set like Janhvi's won’t let you down.

01:22:09 on 17 Jun

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Cyclone Vayu is likely to gradually weaken into a cyclonic storm hours before it recurves and crosses the Gujarat coast as a depression by Monday, 17 June, the meteorological department said. On Sunday morning, the cyclone remained centred about 470 km west-southwest of Porbandar, 440 km southwest of Dwarka and 545 km southwest of Bhuj, IMD said.

01:16:48 on 17 Jun

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Kerala’s dependence on other states does not end with daily food essentials like rice, wheat, meat or vegetables.As per the statistics tabled by the Excise Department in the assembly, the state imports around 40 per cent of beer and 7 per cent of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) it consumes from other Indian states. In 2018-19, around 121.12 lakh cases of beer were sold.

01:14:30 on 17 Jun

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Genius Media, a digital media company that specialises in song lyrics, has accused Google of copying their work to display in its Search results for years without permission and has asked the search-engine giant to address the situation. However, in defence, Google confirmed that any information displayed in its search results are licensed from various sources.

01:03:07 on 17 Jun

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Of all the things the 59-year-old forgot in the last 12 years, the one that came back quickest to her was how to add tadka to a dish. The woman, serving a life term for killing her husband, is one of five to be shifted from a closed prison to India’s first semi-open one for women at Tihar Jail. And like her, many women are recalling things they had forgotten behind bars.

12:59:18 on 17 Jun

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