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Kanaka Durga, one of the two women who made history by entering the Sabarimala temple in Kerala this month, is now homeless after her family disowned her. Durga revealed that it was her husband's decision to not allow her back in the house. Durga, after allegedly being attacked by her mother-in-law, was taken to the government shelter home at Perinthalmanna.

12:36:53 on 23 Jan

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Why people spread fake news

In the age of fake news, various people frequently express concern about the reasoning skills of other people, who blindly believe whatever is in line with their preconceived beliefs. Scholar Cailin O’Connor and James Owen Weatherall, argue that is another reason — a need to conform to the consensus view of a community.

12:26:41 on 23 Jan

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Opener Shikhar Dhawan became the fastest Indian after captain Virat Kohli to reach the 5,000-run mark in ODIs on Wednesday, 23 January. The 33-year-old batman achieved the feat in 118 innings – four more than Kohli’s 114 – during India’s first one-dayer of the five-match series against New Zealand in Napier.

12:20:33 on 23 Jan

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Nine men including a teenager have been arrested for terror links from Maharashtra’s Mumbra, Thane and Aurangabad on Tuesday. Maharashtra’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) alleged that all of them are linked to the ISIS terror group. The Maharashtra ATS was investigating the presence of sleeper cell ahead of Republic Day.

11:49:57 on 23 Jan

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Raising the Bar

The show boasts an all-female cast — the men though present, are incidental — a woman director of photography, a woman show-runner and a woman director. In an interview, the cast — comprising actors Sayani Gupta, Kirti Kulhari, VJ Bani and Maanvi Gagroo — spoke about the show, women-centric narratives and the #MeToo movement. Excerpts:

11:45:32 on 23 Jan

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With the Congress seeking to contest 16 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar and signalling that it would settle for no less than 12 seats, the RJD is working on an “alternative plan” by asking smaller Grand Alliance constituents to be prepared for an alliance minus Congress. But the Congress wants the seat-sharing announcement after the Patna rally.

11:33:39 on 23 Jan

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Thousands of political, business and cultural leaders are attending the WEF underway in Davos. The Jan get-together is being seen as an opportunity for international heads of state to come together and ideate into putting the world to rights. The first day of the annual meet this year hit headlines in India for statements made by IMF MD Christine Lagarde and Kamal Nath.

11:29:05 on 23 Jan

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India have reached 41/0 at break. India need 117 more to go 1-0 up in the series. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are looking comfortable in the middle, batting at 29 and 11 respectively. This after the bowlers put on a great performance to dismiss New Zealand for just 157. Kuldeep Yadav scalped four wickets while Mohammed Shami ended with three.

11:20:15 on 23 Jan

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah's rally in West Bengal's Jhargram has been cancelled, following the state administration's denial of permission for landing of his chopper in the area. Amit Shah was scheduled to land at Jhargram, located in the southern part of the state, this morning.

11:14:26 on 23 Jan

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Amethi on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency, a party leader said. During his stay, Gandhi is scheduled to meet representatives of gram panchayats at Fursatganj. He will also take part in the swearing-in of newly elected Bar members in Gauriganj, his representative Chandrakant Dubey said.

11:11:26 on 23 Jan

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Netflix has become the first streaming service to join the MPAA. This is the first time that an internet-based and non-studio service has been added as a member to the 97 year-old trade association. This comes after Netflix bagged as many as 15 Oscar nominations, including one for the best picture for the film Roma.

11:03:37 on 23 Jan

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Several political leaders across party lines remembered the contributions of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose on his 122nd Birth Anniversary today. Bose, who had earlier been a member of the INC, had later went on to form INA, to fight the British. A museum at the Red Fort will be inauguratd to commemorate Subhas Chandra Bose's contribution to India's freedom struggle.

10:58:27 on 23 Jan

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Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have started the Indian chase. This after the bowlers put on a great performance to dismiss New Zealand for just 157. Kuldeep Yadav scalps the last wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Trent Boult for 1. Kuldeep finishes with 4 wickets and as the leading wicket-taker of the innings for India.

10:38:37 on 23 Jan

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Bahujan Samaj Party MLA Rambai Singh warned the Congress that there would be a Karnataka-like situation in Madhya Pradesh if she is not made a minister but later insisted that she would continue to support the grand old party. This is not the first time she has warned the Congress which has 114 MLAs in the 230-member state assembly and is backed by four independent MLAs.

10:18:14 on 23 Jan

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Serena Williams has been knocked out of the 2019 Australian Open following a three sets loss to Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals. Pliskova, the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up, won the first set 6-4 and was up a break in the second when Serena stepped up her game and closed the second set 6-4 by breaking Pliskova's serve.

10:07:16 on 23 Jan

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Tonga has been plunged into virtual cyber darkness after an undersea cable broke, cutting off the Pacific island kingdom from almost all cell phone and Internet services. While life without the Internet may be considered a paradise for many, Tonga relies heavily on links with the outside world for daily supplies and vital tourist earnings, and faced "an absolute disaster".

10:02:41 on 23 Jan

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The Supreme Court has ordered the release of four convicts on bail in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case. At least 97 Muslims were killed in Ahmedabad’s Naroda Patiya area on February 28, 2002, when a mob of thousands descended upon the locality, and murdered them. The incident was one of the worst cases of mob violence during the Gujarat riots.

09:41:02 on 23 Jan

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The state government’s decision to grant reservation in all three streams of KAS, could well be termed as a calculated political move ahead of the general elections. Post the Sabarimala fiasco, the Left front has been trying to garner support from the minorities and backward communities to make up the possible loss of vote share from the forward communities.

09:27:01 on 23 Jan

Christopher Wayne Cleary said on Facebook that "Theres nothing more dangerous than man ready to A 27-year-old Colorado man has been arrested on a terrorism charge after he posted messages on social media, citing his virginity as the reason he said he was planning to carry out a mass shooting, "killing as many girls as I see," authorities in Utah said.

09:10:01 on 23 Jan

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Period. End of Sentence, a film set in India about the taboos around menstruation and featuring the real 'Pad Man' Arunachalam Muruganathan, has made it to the list of Oscar nominations 2019. The film is among the five nominees in the Documentary Short Subject category. Other nominees include Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat and A Night At The Garden.

08:55:01 on 23 Jan

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It’s not often the Executive pushes a scheme at the speed of a bullet train without adequate preparation, but these are not normal times, as Lok Sabha elections are barely a few months away. Seats in all institutions need to be increased by 25 per cent to facilitate the EWS quota so as not to disturb the existing SC/ST/OBC reservations.

08:28:22 on 23 Jan

Protesting against Telecom Regulatory Authority Of India’s (TRAI) new regulatory tariff for DTH, the Tamil Nadu Cable TV Operators Association decided to stop their service from Thursday. Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, the office-bearers of the association stated that they planned to halt the services from Thursday.

08:25:03 on 23 Jan

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India fast-bowler Mohammed Shami scripted history by picking up two early wickets in the first ODI of the five-match series against New Zealand in Napier, on Wednesday. Shami provided India with the best possible start as he got rid of openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro in quick succession. Both the batsmen were castled comprehensively by the Indian pacer.

08:21:56 on 23 Jan

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RJD has conveyed its displeasure over the possible induction of three leaders into the Congress in Bihar amid tensions between the two parties over seat-sharing in the state ahead of the national polls this summer, according to people aware of the developments. RJD is anguished over reports that the Congress is likely to admit Pappu Yadav, Lovely Anand, and Anant Singh.

08:12:01 on 23 Jan

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WhatsApp users across the world complained of the messaging platform not working late on Tuesday, 22 January. Many users took to Twitter saying they could not send messages and the application was not loading. The problems were reported across the world and on both iOS and Android, The Independent said, citing the website Down Detector.

07:55:01 on 23 Jan

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The Telangana High Court issued notices to the Centre and Telangana state government while admitting the TS Backward Classes Welfare associations petition challenging the Union government’s move to grant 10% reservation for EWS in the general category. The petition also sought a direction be given to the Centre and state governments to enumerate caste-based census.

07:42:01 on 23 Jan

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New Zealand have won the toss and skipper Kane Williamson has opted to bat first. India captain Virat Kohli says during the toss that the team is well balanced and the players are really looking forward to this series. Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with a dot ball but then bowls onto the pads of Martin Guptill and he flicks the ball for a boundary towards mid wicket.

07:37:56 on 23 Jan

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Winter is the time to plan perfect indoor parties and pair home cooked food with alcohol. Experts suggest how. For the main course, choose dishes that don't overwhelm the delicate flavours and acidity of the wine. Dishes that are slightly spicy, tangy and rich, such as Dal Makhani are an ideal fit as they don't overpower the fruity notes of a sparkling wine.

07:25:02 on 23 Jan

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The proposed construction of the Mekedatu reservoir on the Cauvery by Karnataka is an attempt to impound the uncontrolled flows in the intermediate catchment areas, and is violative of the decisions of the Supreme Court and the Cauvery Tribunal, Tamil Nadu told the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

07:10:01 on 23 Jan

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India on Tuesday shared with Pakistan the coordinates of the Kartarpur Corridor crossing point along the International Border with Pakistan. The Union Cabinet in November last year decided to develop the Kartarpur Corridor as part of the 550th birth year celebrations of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, later this year year.

06:55:02 on 23 Jan

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In the past two weeks, what started as an internal power struggle spiralled into a political crisis. Even though, the Congress has managed to quell the rebellion, the fear of destabilisation still looms. According to sources, some party leaders have been asked to give up their cabinet berths to accommodate the dissidents.

06:39:42 on 23 Jan

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Reacting strongly to CM Palaniswami for calling his gram sabha meetings a farce launched with an eye on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, DMK president M.K. Stalin sarcastically asked if the CM knew any place beyond Edappadi. DMK president said the AIADMK leader must have performed the yagam at his office in the Secretariat, to “escape” from a case in the Supreme Court.

06:26:14 on 23 Jan

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Dates are not exactly what we would term as healthy outings. Whether it is those rich, heavy dinners or brunches, you definitely end up putting on a few pounds. Which is why, sometimes it’s best to go out on a healthy date- where you not only spend time together, but end up become fitter and healthier. To have healthier alternatives for dates, let’s go back to the basics.

05:26:01 on 23 Jan

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We live in the 21st century, in the era of being online. Every now and then a trendy thing starts popping up on our social media feed and we are lured in the never-ending circle of keeping up with the trends. With the new year came the 10 year challenge. Prior to this was the kiki challenge. Check out the five social media challenges that became a hit overnight.

04:57:02 on 23 Jan

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Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan informed his followers that his Facebook account has been hacked. Aryan posted a message on Instagram, “Facebook hacked please ignore anything from it.” The 21-year old has close to 1 million followers on Instagram. Earlier, social media accounts of Anupam Kher, Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar, Shruti Haasan and Ali Zafar have been hacked.

04:26:01 on 23 Jan

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The 2019 Nissan Kicks has been launched in India with prices starting at ₹ 9.55 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Globally, the Kicks is built on the Micra platform but for India, Nissan will be manufacturing the Kicks on the Renault Duster's M0 platform but with a few updates. Without a doubt, the new Kicks is a looker! Bookings for the new Nissan Kicks have already begun.

03:56:01 on 23 Jan

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With the mahagathbandhan politics taking shape ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the term ‘Muslim vote bank’ is back in currency. The Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance in Uttar Pradesh, the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in Telangana will be wooing the ‘Muslim vote’ to build a winnable configuration to challenge the BJP.

03:25:02 on 23 Jan

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Like every year, Akshay Kumar will again have multiple releases this year. One of his releases this year, Good News also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani was supposed to release on July 17 but yesterday Karan Johar announced a new release date to be September 6. Anurag Basu's next untitled movie will also release on September 6.

02:56:02 on 23 Jan

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Alexa! Tell KFC I that I am very hungry

Food-based retail enterprises managing high customer volume have great news in store for them. Haptik, the world’s largest conversational AI platform, recently developed a voice bot for the brand offering the world’s tastiest chicken – KFC India – on Alexa. This means that consumers can now call for their favorite finger lickin’ good KFC and Alexa will make it happen!

01:55:01 on 23 Jan

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Rapper Chris Brown Detained In Paris

American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on Tuesday. A woman has accused Brown, along with his bodyguard and a friend, of raping her in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris on Tuesday night last week, a source close to the case said on condition of anonymity.

01:25:02 on 23 Jan

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Imagine chomping on a juicy chicken patty that was made without killing animals. This is what the future of the meat industry may look like. In a bid to promote ethical consumption of meat and clean environmental and sustainable practices, the concept of lab-grown meat has taken shape. Lab-grown meat is grown in a laboratory with the help of cultured cells.

12:55:02 on 23 Jan

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PUBG developers Tencent Games has announced a new Awesome Patch, which will bring the Moonlight mode to the Vikendi Map for PUBG. Notably, the new Awesome Patch will roll out to players of PUBG on PC and there is no information if it will arrive on PUBG Mobile. The new map will come out of beta and will be available for all on Xbox One and PS4 on January 22.

12:25:02 on 23 Jan

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50,000 jobs to open up at Foxconn

Taiwan’s Foxconn, assembler of Apple Inc’s iPhones, on Tuesday said it was trying to recruit for more than 50,000 positions across its China campuses for the January-March quarter. The world’s largest contract manufacturer, said in a stock exchange filing that changes in employee numbers were part of its usual adjustments based on global strategy and clients’ needs.

11:55:01 on 22 Jan

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There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea on a cold, windy day. Not only do people drink tea as a refreshing beverage, in many places, the art and discipline of making and serving tea can take years to master. From bubble tea in a Taiwan to seven layered tea in Bangladesh, here are some unique ways how people in different countries serve this popular beverage.

11:25:01 on 22 Jan

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The opposition to the sport basically has been framed as an animal rights problem. Tamil nationalists and politicians, have claimed jallikattu is essential for preserving native strains of cattle. They accused international organisations of conspiring to wipe out native animal breeds. This approach completely neglects the fact that jallikattu is a human rights issue too.

10:55:02 on 22 Jan

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Activists in Agra will try to build a replica of the iconic Taj Mahal with plastic and polythene waste at a park on river Yamuna in the Uttar Pradesh town. The green activists will use eco-bricks made with plastic bottles to build the proposed Taj Mahal. Eco-bricks are made of plastic bottles that are stuffed with polythene bags and are sealed.

10:40:01 on 22 Jan

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The RSS affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) has passed a resolution demanding a robust e-commerce policy to protect the interests of small shopkeepers, as big online retailers Flipkart and Amazon are circumventing laws. The SJM firmly believes that India should have a robust e-commerce policy to protect the interests of 13 crore people engaged in retail trade.

10:25:01 on 22 Jan

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On this episode we discuss the best headphones under Rs. 1,000 in India and share our thoughts on the Realme Buds as well. In-house audio expert Ali Pardiwala has just finished reviewing the Realme Buds. The Realme Buds review makes it very clear that it's an excellent option under Rs. 500 but is it good enough to be one of the best headphones under Rs. 1,000?

10:10:01 on 22 Jan

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SC is likely to hear in February a batch of petitions seeking the recall of its order permitting women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala shrine as one of the judges on the constitution bench is on medical leave till January 30. Earlier, the court had said it would hold on January 22 an open court hearing on a batch of 49 petitions seeking a recall of its order.

09:57:01 on 22 Jan

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Ashvin Kumar’s 16-yr-old filmography has been marked by an unlikely intersection: censorship troubles, movies on Kashmir and National Film Awards. His two documentaries – Inshallah, Football (2010) and Inshallah, Kashmir (2012) – received “A” certificates from the CBFC, preventing their broadcast on national TV. But they were good enough for National Film Awards’ juries.

09:40:01 on 22 Jan

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In the wake of reports about 31 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar being stranded at the India-Bangladesh border, the government on Tuesday said it will handle such matters through mutual consultation with neighbouring countries. These 31 Rohingya Muslims have been stranded since Friday at Zero Line on the India-Bangladesh border with western Tripura.

09:25:01 on 22 Jan

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India’s Rs 1,00,000 crore e-commerce sector suffers from a serious flaw: its over-reliance on cash payments. As a result, the transformation in the country’s shopping scene is still half-baked. For all the digital boom, Indian online shoppers make between 60% and 65% of their payments through the cash-on-delivery mode, which is even potentially illegal.

09:10:02 on 22 Jan

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Stating that he attended the EVM hackathon in London in his personal capacity, Congress leader Kapil Sibal called for a probe into the allegations made by a "cyber expert" including hacking of EVMs for the sake of free and fair elections. Sibal said the BJP government should focus on verifying the allegations instead of making wild accusations against the Congress.

08:55:01 on 22 Jan

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Ryan Reynolds cancelled his arm surgery to fly to China for Deadpool 2 promotions, ahead of the franchise’s surprise theatrical debut in the country. The 42-year-old star had injured his left arm shooting the film and was scheduled to have surgery in New York on Sunday, but skipped the appointment.

08:40:01 on 22 Jan

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In what may lead to a drastic cut in reserved posts for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs across central universities, the Supreme Court dismissed the Centre's appeal against a ruling which had held that 'department' and not 'university' will be treated as a unit for deciding quota in the recruitment of teachers in UGC-funded higher education institutions.

08:25:01 on 22 Jan

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Russian authorities said that a passenger plane bound for Moscow has been forced to land shortly after take-off in a suspected hijacking. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said an unnamed man on the flight, bound from a Siberian city to Moscow, ordered the crew to divert the plane to Afghanistan. The plane landed in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk about 230 km to the west.

08:10:02 on 22 Jan

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Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that disappeared off the coast of Guernsey as he was flying to Wales to join Premier League club Cardiff. The search, which was halted overnight because of strong winds and rough conditions at sea, resumed Tuesday morning with help from maritime authorities in Britain and France.

07:52:58 on 22 Jan

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When estranged wives ask for maintenance, husbands start saying they are living in penury or have gone insolvent, the Supreme Court has observed. The observation was made by the apex court while asking a Hyderabad based doctor working in a reputed hospital not to leave the job just because his estranged wife was seeking maintenance.

07:49:32 on 22 Jan

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Oscars 2019: Full List Of Nominations

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards 2019 are being announced live from Samuel Goldwyn Theatre with actors Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross hosting. In the first set, nominees for the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress Oscars were announced. Here is the complete list of Oscar nominees.

07:36:07 on 22 Jan

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Showing solidarity with the government teachers in the state, the JACTO-GEO has decided to join their protest and sit on an indefinite strike that started on Tuesday. The move comes a day after the state’s chief secretary, Girija Vaidyanathan, warned of strict disciplinary action against protesters and said that absentees would be facing a pay cut.

07:21:09 on 22 Jan

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Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King has addressed director Bryan Singer’s departure from the film partway through production, calling it an “unfortunate” situation. King said Singer was looking at halting the production as his mother was unwell but the studio, 20th Century Fox wanted to complete the film, reported Variety.

07:14:41 on 22 Jan

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Kapil Sibal demanded a probe into the charges made by a self-proclaimed U.S.-based cyber expert, terming them as very serious as they concern the survival of democracy in India. A day after he was caught up in a row for attending the press conference by cyber expert Syed Shuja, Mr. Sibal hit out at Ravi Shankar Prasad, saying the he has made an “irresponsible statement".

07:05:58 on 22 Jan

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White rice has got a bad rapport among weight watchers and health freaks, due to its tendency to pack in high amounts of starch and for being rich in calories. But rice is a food grain that is easy-to-prepare, and is incredibly versatile as well. A number of people have banned white rice from their diets, in order to keep away the excessive calories.

06:53:38 on 22 Jan

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BJP national president Amit Shah kicked off his party’s Lok Sabha campaign in West Bengal when he tore into TMC for forging an alliance with other parties and running alleged scams and syndicate raj in the state. Addressing a public meeting at Habibpur in Malda district, Shah lambasted the Mamata Banerjee government for not allowing BJP’s Rath Yatra in Bengal.

06:50:54 on 22 Jan

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The ruling Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh Tuesday suspended its MLA and the government whip in the Assembly Meda Mallikarjuna Reddy from the party amid reports that he was ready to join the opposition YSR Congress. "Mallikarjuna Reddy is ineligible to continue in Telugu Desam," party president and Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced.

06:42:02 on 22 Jan

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The fifth nun, who protested against the rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, has received a letter from the Missionaries of Jesus (MJ) congregation. Sister Neena has been asked to present herself before a committee and explain her decision to protest against the Bishop.

06:33:27 on 22 Jan

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Syed Shuja, the self-proclaimed cyber expert, who made shocking allegations on EVM rigging in 2014 elections, was never part of the team at ECIL, like he claimed, say sources. Not just Syed Shuja, but none of the team members mentioned by him were part of the engineering team that dealt with EVM manufacturing at ECIL, sources told News18.

06:25:19 on 22 Jan

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Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on January 22 questioned the use of electronic voting machines when even the more advanced nations were not using them. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party government was weakening democratic institutions. It is using them to suppress dissent and the voice of the opposition, he said.

06:15:49 on 22 Jan

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Malayalam actress Manju Warrier will make her Tamil film debut opposite Dhanush in the film Asuran. Dhanush made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday. Warrier said she was excited to work with Dhanush and Vetrimaaran on the film. The actress was last seen in the Malayalam magnum opus Odiyan opposite Mohanlal.

06:06:11 on 22 Jan

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Leander Paes suffered a second-round exit at the Australian Open 2019 on Tuesday after he along with his Australian partner Samantha Stosur lost 6-4, 4-6 (8-10) to Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah in the mixed doubles. Despite the loss, 45-year-old Leander Paes didn't fail to impress the tennis fans from across the globe with some jaw-dropping acrobatics on court.

05:53:58 on 22 Jan

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Janhvi Kapoor rocks this top skirt combo

Janhvi Kapoor has been pretty consistent in impressing the fashion police with her sartorial choices. The starlet was recently spotted looking pretty in a funky white t-shirt from Versace. Styled by Lakshmi Lehr and Shikha Karamchandani, the top was teamed with a hologram skirt from the label Madison.

05:39:23 on 22 Jan

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EC requested Delhi Police to lodge an FIR and investigate the statement made by a self-proclaimed cyber expert who alleged that the BJP had secured the landslide victory in 2014 by hacking into EVMs. In its complaint, the poll watchdog said Syed Shuja has allegedly violated section 505 (1) of the IPC pertaining to spreading rumours which creates panic.

05:33:38 on 22 Jan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the sense of duty among people before India's Independence has now turned into a sense of entitlement. Addressing a gathering at Sanosara village in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district through video conference, Prime Minister Modi urged citizens as well as social and political leaders to take up the cause of cleanliness as a mass movement.

05:25:01 on 22 Jan

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After Twitter, Google has vowed to bring more transparency in political ads on its platform ahead of general elections in the country, saying it will provide details of advertisers. In a statement, Google said its updated election ads policy for India requires advertisers seeking to run poll ads to provide a ''pre-certificate'' issued by the ECI.

05:10:01 on 22 Jan

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The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) World Economic Outlook Update released by chief economist Gita Gopinath on Monday said that India's economy is expected to grow by 7.5 per cent in the 2019-20 fiscal year, keeping an upward trajectory as the rest of the world slumps. India will continue to be the world's fastest growing major economy, the report said.

04:55:01 on 22 Jan

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Beauty retailer Nykaa, who has been doling out ranges of makeup and nail paints under their own brand name till now, just stepped into the skincare category with the launch of their new range of masks. Whether you’re looking for skin-soothing, pimple-zapping or glow-inducing formulas, this new guard of face masks have everything you need at a very affordable price.

04:30:39 on 22 Jan

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After a cyber expert claimed in London that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged by hacking the EVMs, clamour has been rising in the country with many Opposition leaders asking the ECI to revert to the system of ballot paper. The demand has come amid strong rebuttal by the election commission of the EVM hacking claim by US-based cyber expert Syed Shuja.

04:26:11 on 22 Jan

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The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. Here are some of the pressing issues heading into Tuesday's nomination.

04:21:23 on 22 Jan

Accusing the UPA regime of handing out unsecured loans, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said fugitives Mehul Choksi, Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya will be brought back just like Christian Michel. Mr Javadekar said the government will recover every penny that has been looted and will attach their properties in India and abroad.

04:11:21 on 22 Jan

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Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 7 earlier this month under its new sub-brand ‘Redmi’. Redmi Note 7 comes with features like a 48-megapixel camera, gradient colour design and Snapdragon 660 processor. The smartphone is now going through some crazy and funny durability tests. The durability test is conducted by Redmi’s CEO where he tapes the phone to each side of a skateboard.

04:07:08 on 22 Jan

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The Assam Cabinet has approved 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections of the general category in government jobs and education. The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on Monday night also approved the guidelines for disbursement of Rs 5,000 each to five lakh farmers of the state under the Mukhya Mantri Krishi Sa Sajuli Yozana.

04:04:17 on 22 Jan

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India’s first multiregional culture festival ARTH is about to start. The three-day festival that celebrates India’s heritage and culture will take place from February 8 and will continue till February 10. To be held at IGNCA in Delhi, it will witness the participation of more than 250 writers, scholars, artisans and artists from India and abroad.

03:57:05 on 22 Jan

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Shah Rukh Khan has a huge fan base all around the world and there's no denying that. From people waiting for hours outside Mannat to get a glimpse of the star to fans naming a crater after him on the moon, SRK's well-wishers have done crazy things for him. But would you have guessed that the Badshah of Bollywood also has a shrine dedicated to him in Munnar, Kerala?

03:52:22 on 22 Jan

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Facing criticism from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over corruption in Rafale deal, Narendra Modi used the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas inaugural session to hit back at the Congress party for the corruption under its rule, and said that his government has over the last four-and-half years saved funds to the tune of Rs 4.91 lakh crore, which was siphoned off in the past.

03:45:32 on 22 Jan

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Addressing a rally in West Bengal’s Malda, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections will not only determine the future of India but is also important for West Bengal. The elections will determine whether the current Trinamool Congress government which is killing democracy, will remain in Bengal or will be uprooted.

03:39:41 on 22 Jan

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Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Tuesday refused to specify a date for hearing a slew of review petitions filed against the September 28 judgment of the Supreme Court revoking the bar on women of menstrual age from entering the Sabarimala temple to worship. A five-judge Bench led by the Chief Justice was scheduled to hear the review petitions on Tuesday.

03:36:07 on 22 Jan

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It does not matter if you are on Facebook or not - or have just deleted your social media presence. Your friends are constantly leaking your privacy to others, reveals a significant study. The researchers from the Univ of Vermont in the US and University of Adelaide in Australia found that if a person leaves a social media platform even without any of that person's data.

03:25:41 on 22 Jan

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A Delhi court will decide next week if former Union Minister MJ Akbar's defamation suit against journalist Priya Ramani merits a trial and whether she should be summoned as an accused. Under the law, defamation carries a sentence of two-year jail term or fine or both. In case of a negative decision on January 29, Mr Akbar can appeal in a higher court.

03:21:40 on 22 Jan

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The government will be auctioning about 1,900 gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the funds raised will be used for the project to clean river Ganga, according to a statement. The items that would be auctioned include paintings, sculptures, shawls, pagris, jackets and traditional musical instruments from across the country.

03:16:57 on 22 Jan

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South Korea retained the global crown in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, though improvements by Germany in research and education brought Europe’s largest economy to near-parity in the annual ranking.

The U.S. moved up to eighth place, a year after cracks in education scores pushed it out of the top 10 for the first time.

03:10:25 on 22 Jan

The new-age fashionista on the block, Janhvi Kapoor, is known for experimenting with her sartorial choices often. She's lived up to her fashionista reputation with her latest magazine cover shoot for Cosmopolitan India. But shockingly, this chic little dress on Janhvi did not go down well with the fashion critics.

03:04:13 on 22 Jan

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Was it a publicity gimmick in the face of disaster? Going by the latest stats, a part of the public gesture during the 2018 Kerala floods was nothing more than a bid to hog the limelight in the face of adversity. Contribution to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF), worth Rs 3.26 crore through cheques and demand drafts were dishonoured by banks.

03:02:23 on 22 Jan

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India is in touch with Russian authorities following reports that some Indians were affected in a deadly blaze on two cargo ships in the Black Sea near the Kerch Strait, officials said on Tuesday. According to the Russian Maritime Agency overseeing the rescue operations, at least 10 sailors died in the incident on Monday while 12 were rescued and nine are still missing.

03:00:23 on 22 Jan

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BJP will kickstart its campaign in West Bengal for national elections with a public meeting by party chief Amit Shah in Malda on Wednesday, three days after Mamata Banerjee's mega rally featuring opposition leaders from across the country. Malda, a border district in north Bengal, was a Congress stronghold for decades.

02:49:52 on 22 Jan

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Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone, expected to be called the Galaxy Flex, Galaxy Fold, or Galaxy F, has been making rounds of the rumour mill for quite some time. A new report surrounding the upcoming smartphone suggests that it will cost somewhere around EUR 2,000, which falls in the same ballpark as the pricing indicated by previous leaks.

02:47:00 on 22 Jan

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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday, 22 January, launched an attack on the Congress, alleging that the ‘EVM hackathon’ event in London, on Monday, was sponsored by the the party. He also raised questions about the presence of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal at the event.

02:41:04 on 22 Jan

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The Andhra Pradesh government has announced it will give only five per cent reservation to the EWS under the Centre's 10 per cent quota, setting aside the rest to the upper caste Kapus. TDP, ahead of the 2014 elections, promised to include the Kapu community in the backward classes list and extend five per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions.

02:38:56 on 22 Jan

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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says Monday's controversial press conference on electronic voting machines (EVMs), held in London, was sponsored by the Congress and designed to defame Indian democracy. Syed Shuja, a US-based cyber expert, told the conference via Skype that the 2014 general election was rigged.

02:34:01 on 22 Jan

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US President Donald Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims since taking office, according to a media report. The report came a day after Trump completed two years in office on Sunday. The president averaged nearly 5.9 false or misleading claims a day in his first year in office. But he hit nearly 16.5 a day in his second year, almost triple the pace.

01:57:01 on 22 Jan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday inaugurated the 2019 edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the Indian diaspora conclave, in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi today. At least 5,000 delegates from Indian overseas are expected to participate. After the convention ends on Jan 23, participants will visit Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela on January 24.

01:40:01 on 22 Jan

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