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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday came out in support of Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been under fire for hugging Pakistan Army chief during Khan's oath-taking ceremony. Sidhu termed the hug 'an emotional moment', which arose after Bajwa told him that efforts were being made to open the corridor to Kartarpur Sahib.

07:26:01 on 21 Aug

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The Telangana government decided to release water to the Kharif ayacut under the SRSP. The Minister for Irrigation T Harish Rao announced this after a review of the inflows into the various projects in Telangana. He asked the officials to get ready with the water release schedule for the SRSP ayacut after discussing with the farmers and officials at the project level.

07:11:01 on 21 Aug

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All relief material and aid coming in to Kerala from other countries will be exempted from basic customs and GST, tweeted Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday. The decision comes after the Kerala government requested for all relief aid coming into the state from foreign countries to be exempted from customs duties.

06:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Prabhudeva and filmmaker Vijay joined hands for the second time in forthcoming dance drama Lakshmi, slated to hit the screens this week. At the audio launch of Lakshmi, Prabhudeva confirmed signing Devi 2 with director Vijay. While the project might not take off immediately, it is possible that the director-actor duo might collaborate next year.

06:40:01 on 21 Aug

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There is more good news for farmers who have availed loans from cooperative institutions. The state government has removed the “one family, one loan” limit for waiver of farm loans. The revised order will be issued within the next few days, Cooperation minister Bandeppa Kashempur announced here on Monday.

06:25:01 on 21 Aug

A scene from the Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan-starrer 'Sui Dhaaga', where the 'Pari' actor can be seen crying, has become viral memes on the social media. In order to make their posts hilarious; Twitterati captioned the scene, depicting different situations. Anushka is currently in Nottingham cheering for the Indian cricket team as they face England in the second Test.

06:23:58 on 21 Aug

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A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court set aside for two months the judgment of a single bench that had earlier issued a notice to Telangana Assembly Speaker S Madhusudhana Chary, Assembly Secretary V Narasimha Charyulu and Law Secretary V Niranjan Rao in the case relating to the expulsion of two Congress MLAs from the Assembly.

06:16:33 on 21 Aug

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Divya Kakran bags bronze in women's 68kg freestyle category. She defeated Chinese Taipei's Chen Wenling by technical superiority after taking a 10-0 lead in the first period. This is India's third medal in wrestling after the gold medals of Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat. India now have won 10 medals (3 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze)

06:14:58 on 21 Aug

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Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput clinched a silver medal after letting slip early domination in the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions event at the 18th Asian Games in Palembang. The 37-year-old shot 452.7 to claim the silver medal, while China’s Hui Zicheng notched up the gold medal with a score of 453.3. Japan’s Matsumoto Takayuki bagged the bronze with 441.4.

06:10:02 on 21 Aug

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Efforts to restore essential services are going on parallel with relief and rescue in Kerala, where at least a thousand people are still stranded at five villages around Chengannur - a town in Alappuzha. Phone connectivity has been restored in 90 per cent of the state and there is enough fuel and animal fodder, the authorities said after a meeting.

05:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Celebrated Urdu author Ismat Chughtai, known for her literary works exploring free speech, social liberation and gender equality, was paid homage by Google on August 21 with a colourful doodle on her 107th birthday. Chughtai's work faced criticism from conservatives and many of her writings were banned in South Asia because of their reformist and feminist content.

05:40:01 on 21 Aug

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The GCC, which started painting yellow colour on many stormwater Drain structures to identify them during heavy rains for clearing blocks, on a pilot basis, has left the work halfway through. Chennai experienced torrential rains and subsequent floods in December 2015 and lack of stormwater drainage and sewage systems were mainly factored for causing floods.

05:25:01 on 21 Aug

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HD Revanna, in a video, is seen throwing biscuit packets at women and children, most of whom are patiently sitting in front of him at a relief centre at Ramanathapura in Hassan district. Surrounded by men, one man passes the minister a packet of biscuit, and instead of handing it over to the flood-affected, Revanna instead flings it one by one to the women and children.

05:10:01 on 21 Aug

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With Flipkart having already expressed its keenness to develop AI based solutions to its customers in the ecommerce space, it comes as no surprise that the company has acquired an AI-based voice assistant startup Post the acquisition, Liv will become a Flipkart center of excellence for Voice solutions.

04:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Ahmed Patel new treasurer of Congress

Congress president Rahul Gandhi appointed Ahmed Patel as the party's treasurer replacing Motilal Vora. Patel, who was the political secretary of former party chief Sonia Gandhi, has earlier served the post of treasurer. Former Union minister Anand Sharma has been appointed as the chairperson of the party's foreign affairs department replacing Karan Singh.

04:40:01 on 21 Aug

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Heavy rains caused huge destruction to property in West Godavari district. Godavari and Tammileru rivers are in full spate. Polavaram, Velerpadu and Kukunoor villages are cut-off due to rain. Threat looms large over Eluru city as 5,000 cusecs of floodwater was released into Tammileru river. Tadepalligudem and Nidadavole mandals are under a sheet of water.

04:25:01 on 21 Aug

For India on Day 3 there's a lot to look forward to , as athletes compete in shooting, kabaddi, swimming, fencing, hockey, artistic gymnastics, archery, bridge, handball, rowing, sepak takraw, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. Indian men's team loses in regu semi-final but wins bronze. The first ever medal in Sepak Takraw for the country.

04:16:38 on 21 Aug

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Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that his visit to Pakistan was not "political" but just on a "warm invitation from a friend", in a bid to clarify his decision to visit Pakistan and hug Pakistani Army chief. The Congress leader claimed that crores of pilgrims have always been waiting to pay obeisance at holy Kartarpur Sahib.

04:10:02 on 21 Aug

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The Principal Bench of the NGT on Monday remitted the plea of Vedanta Limited, challenging closure of its Sterlite copper plant in Thoothukudi, to an independent committee to be headed by a former judge, which will pronounce its verdict in six weeks. The committee will also include representatives of the Central Pollution Control Board and Union Environment Ministry.

03:57:01 on 21 Aug

The AICTE has proposed norms for the open book test, which allows students to take their books and study material into the examination hall, where question papers would be aiming to test the cognitive skill of the students, rather than the memory. According to the McKinsey report, only a quarter of Indian engineers are employable.

03:41:01 on 21 Aug

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A special session of the Kerala Assembly would be held on August 30 to discuss the aftermath of the flood havoc and the reconstruction challenge before the State. The decision to convene the Assembly was taken by the State Cabinet on Tuesday. The Cabinet also decided to impose a 10 % cess on State GST to raise funds for the post-floods reconstruction.

03:10:01 on 21 Aug

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UAE extends $100 million aid to Kerala

The UAE government has extended $100 million as financial assistance to rebuild the flood-ravaged Indian state of Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday. The UAE government had formed a national emergency committee to help the flood victims. The CM lauded the benevolence shown by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

02:57:01 on 21 Aug

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At least nine rockets hit near the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, where President Ashraf Ghani was delivering a speech to mark the beginning of the Eid al-Adha holiday. Afghan officials on Tuesday said fighting broke out between security forces and armed groups in the city's old quarter, in which at least two people were wounded.

02:40:01 on 21 Aug

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Turns out, greater physical activity at the office can help reduce psychological stress during after work hours. Workers in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles, according to new research. workers who were more physically active at the office had 14% less physiological stress.

02:25:02 on 21 Aug

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On Day 3, India have begun the day with third Gold medal as 16 year old Saurabh Chaudhary set a Games record in the 10m Air Pistol, with Abhishek Verma adding a second medal with Bronze. Right after that the veteran Sanjeev Rajput has bagged the Silver medal in the Men's 50m 3 Position Rifle Event.

02:16:00 on 21 Aug

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The BJP is preparing to conduct a census of Hindu religious places temples, mutts, and ashrams that fall within each polling booth’s territory. Data will also be collected on a given area’s caste composition as the party kicks into high gear ahead of the Lok Sabha election. BJP leaders say it will help the party identify “influencers” ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

02:10:02 on 21 Aug

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A cabinet meeting began at 9 am on Tuesday to discuss further actions to be taken in connection with the flood relief. The cabinet will decide on preparing the memorandum to be submitted to the prime minister regarding the flood relief. An all-party meeting will be convened on Tuesday at 4 pm to discuss the flood havoc that devastated the state.

01:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Pre-fabricated houses for flood-affected

To provide much-needed assistance to those who lost their homes in the Kodagu and coastal Karnataka floods, the Karnataka govt will use pre-fabricated house construction technology to complete construction in three days. Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said that the government wanted to adopt the Indira Canteen model of construction for houses in these districts.

01:41:01 on 21 Aug

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England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has asked his top batsmen to take a cue from Indian skipper Virat Kohli and show guts and gumption in the third Test here. After being bowled out for 161 in the first innings, hosts England now face an improbable 521-run target going into the final two days at Trent Bridge.

01:40:02 on 21 Aug

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WhatsApp is planning to change its policy on backing up and storing your data. It seems, your old photos and videos may stand deleted forever. It appears to have now entered into an agreement with Google such that the backups will now be onto Google Drive and not to your device. Any data that has not been backed up for over a year will start disappearing from Google Drive.

01:26:01 on 21 Aug

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Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday directed the officials to send 500 tonnes of rice to flood-hit Kerala. Reacting to a request from Kerala government, the Chief Minister discussed with Civil Supplies Minister E Rajender, who in turn asked Civil Supplies Commissioner Akun Sabharwal to make arrangements to send 500 tonnes of rice, worth `1 crore, immediately.

01:25:02 on 21 Aug

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State government’s ‘Kanti Velugu’ camps in the district receiving an overwhelming response as people thronging the camps to get their vision checked. The people from different age groups were seen at the ‘Kanti Velugu’ camps and they expressed satisfaction over tests being conducted by the doctors.

01:10:02 on 21 Aug

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Hyundai has deployed a special task force to support its flood affected customers in Kerala. As part of the task force, the carmaker has stationed a dedicated emergency road service team along with 38 flatbed trucks and 32 towing trucks to assist its customers. Over 100 technicians are said to be assigned to work round the clock to get the affected vehicles back on roads.

12:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Not everything went right. There were huge slips. There were also those hours of despair and helplessness. But Kerala stood firm, braving the swirling waters and the heavy odds germane to an unprecedented catastrophe, to pull off a near-impossible rescue and relief operation spread over almost its entire stretch.

12:40:03 on 21 Aug

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Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has urged the Centre to provide Rs 100 crore relief fund for rain-ravaged state's Kodagu district. Addressing the media, the Chief Minister said, "The Prime Minister has announced relief of Rs 500 Crore for Kerala, we expect at least Rs 100 Crore for Kodagu. We will request the central government for it."

12:25:01 on 21 Aug

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The Madras High Court, on Monday, ordered the CBSE to publicise the 'No homework till class 2' rule in newspapers and other media. According to reports, Justice N Kirubakaran passed the order on a plea seeking direction to order CBSE to follow only the textbooks and syllabus set by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

12:10:01 on 21 Aug

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Teen shooter Saurabh Chaudhary clinched gold, while Abhishek Verma bagged bronze in men's 10m air pistol shooting at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta on Tuesday. The 16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary shot a total of 240.7 to claim the top honours at the JSC - Shooting Range. Saurabh Chaudhary's show was also an Asian Games record in 10m air pistol event.

11:55:14 on 21 Aug

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A battered Kerala began picking up the pieces on Monday as the rain abated and water began receding from flood-affected areas even as the Central government said the situation in the State had been categorised as L3 level disaster under the National Disaster Management Guidelines. (L3 is the highest disaster categorisation by scale and population of the devastated area.)

11:40:01 on 21 Aug

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The Supreme Court today said the option of none of the above (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud has set aside the Election Commission's notification allowing NOTA option in the ballot papers for Rajya Sabha polls.

11:29:38 on 21 Aug

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The Supreme Court will hear on September 4 a plea by a group of serving Army officers against the dilution of AFSPA that gives immunity to military personnel from prosecution for their actions in disturbed and insurgency-hit areas.
A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit will hear the matter.

11:25:02 on 21 Aug

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In a shocking incident, five members of a family, including three children, were found dead in a locked house at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, on Monday. A man was found hanging from a ceiling fan, his wife's body was found inside a fridge. The bodies of two young girls, believed to be the couple's daughters, were found in a suitcase and in an almirah respectively.

11:10:02 on 21 Aug

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The Interpol's National Central Bureau (NCB) in Manchester, in a letter on August 16, asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit an extradition request and a provisional arrest warrant issued by an Indian court against fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi to the United Kingdom government, sources told.

10:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Heavy rains disrupt life in Warangal

Heavy rains lashed several parts of erstwhile Warangal district on Monday disrupting normal life. Warangal city received heavy rainfall from Sunday night till Monday afternoon, flooding some of the low lying colonies. District collector Amrapali Kata said the district administration was on alert and there was no need for citizens to panic.

10:40:01 on 21 Aug

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With the Health Department bracing itself for a massive cleaning drive post-floods, the first and foremost challenge before it is to provide safe and clean potable water to those in the flood-affected areas.

10:25:01 on 21 Aug

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A 23-year-old student was killed in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district after she was dragged by her hair while on her way to college and her head smashed with a stone by a man who was allegedly putting pressure on her to withdraw the sexual harassment complaint against him, police said.

10:11:13 on 21 Aug

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The simple act of a vision check is set to provide untold benefits to lakhs of people in the State, literally changing their lives, as the Kanti Velugu eye camps pick up pace across Telangana. Launched on August 15, a total of 3,23,956 people have been screened for all types of vision and eye related problems till Monday evening.

10:10:01 on 21 Aug

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Oppo F9 Pro India Launch Set for Today

After many teasers, the Oppo F9 Pro is finally set to launch in India today. The smartphone's key highlights include a dual camera setup, sleek design with gradient finish, and VOOC flash charge support. The Oppo F9 Pro is expected to be the India variant of the Oppo F9 launched a few days ago.

09:57:01 on 21 Aug

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The continuing rescue and relief operations in Kodagu district have reached their last phase with the Army and National Disaster Response Force personnel searching isolated villages even as the authorities confirmed the death toll at 12 in the district. Multiple agencies involved in the operations have so far rescued 4,320 people.

09:41:02 on 21 Aug

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As Karnataka’s hilly central district of Kodagu recovers from the most devastating floods in recent times, the Ktka HC has referred to the present disaster as man-made. Since June, Kodagu in central Ktka has been battered by rains. The situation took a turn for the worse from August 12 onwards, with multiple instances of flooding and landslides reported from the district.

09:40:01 on 21 Aug

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Rescuers in Idukki combed through mud-covered terrains on Monday in search of dozens of people after the floods and landslides across the district.
As per the data 211 relief camps have opened across the district since August. Survivors are faced with the daunting task of dealing with the health risks and the lack of safe drinking water.

09:25:02 on 21 Aug

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Kerala govt called an all-party meeting at 4 pm today. CM Vijayan called out on the rumours circling around on social media about the misuse of donation for funds on Monday. "Police have been instructed to take strict measures against such cyber offenders. Also Spotted some fraudulent messages/posters with altered CMDRF account numbers as well," the CM wrote on Twitter.

09:15:10 on 21 Aug

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North Telangana and Coastal Andhra Pradesh that are under the grip of a heavy rainfall warning have already received over 100 mm of rain and both states are staring at a flood situation, weather officials said. The southwest monsoon has been vigorous over TS and coastal AP, however, it is weak over Rayalseema.

09:10:01 on 21 Aug

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As Kerala is slowly getting back on its feet after the worst floods it has seen in almost a century, CM Pinarayi Vijayan, said that rebuilding the state will be a mammoth task. More than 300 people have been killed since the monsoons began on May 29. Eight charts explain how excessive rainfall and rising water levels in dams caused one of the worst floods in a century.

08:57:01 on 21 Aug

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District Collector Kona Sasidhar appealed to industrialists, educational institutions and NGOs to contribute to the flood relief in the Kerala which was witnessing an unprecedented situation as lakhs of people had been displaced. He released family kits, each consisting of 30 items including soaps, torchlight, baby diapers, steel plates, glasses etc. and costing ₹1,400.

08:41:01 on 21 Aug

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To help the people of Kerala in the wake of the unprecedented floods, members of the IPS Officers Association of TN will be contributing their one-day salary to the Kerala CM Distress Relief Fund. The Army is currently engaged in the rescue operations in the state. The Army's medical teams would extend the first line of relief in coordination with the govt.

08:26:01 on 21 Aug

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AP: Rivulets in Guntur district in spate

Several rivulets in the district are in spate following the persistent rain over the last few days. Road traffic between Tadikonda and Thullur was stopped as the overflowing Kottella Vagu entered Pedaparimi village on the Guntur-Thullur road on Monday. All the mandals in the district received good rainfall with Amaravathi Mandal recording 11.5 cm rain.

08:10:01 on 21 Aug

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DMK is all set to elect its working M K Stalin as the party chief at its general council meeting on August 28. The agenda for the meeting to be held at party headquarters 'Anna Arivalayam,' will be the election of party president and treasurer. DMK has announced its general council meet for formalising Stalin's de facto control of the party over the last couple of years.

07:57:01 on 21 Aug

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Tobacco products will feature a fresh set of 85% pictorial health warnings from September 1. The Union health ministry on Monday notified a new set of health warnings for all tobacco products with validity extending up to the next two years. All tobacco products manufactured, imported or packaged on or after the said date will have to display these images.

07:40:01 on 21 Aug

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An eight-member experts committee began inspecting structural damages in the Jagannath temple on Monday. Following allegations of water seepage from Jagamohan, Natamandap and Bhogamandap, the team members led by Anandpran Gupta examined the structures. Experts of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) examined the strength of the stones used in the joints and found cracks.

07:25:01 on 21 Aug

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Three-fourth of the commercial establishments that were inspected across Chennai region were found not to have granted holiday with pay to their workers on Independence Day last week. And now, they are facing action from the Commissioner of Labour. A total of 2,738 such units across the State have been issued show-cause notices by the office of the Commissioner of Labour.

07:10:01 on 21 Aug

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Exploiting the situation of the calamity in Kerala, a fake bank account attempting to collect funds in the name of Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund has been busted. A rudimentary search based on the IFSC code traced the bank to be located in Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. SBI spokesperson said that the account has been blocked for the past two days.

06:57:02 on 21 Aug

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Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani has written to Congress president Rahul Gandhi blaming “corporate rivals and vested interests” for misinforming, misdirecting and misleading the Opposition party over the Rafale deal. Ambani’s letter comes as the Congress decided to attack the govt over alleged corruption in the $8.7 billion Rafale deal with France for 36 fighter jets.

06:40:02 on 21 Aug

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The Karna government on Monday urged the Centre to direct the National Water Development Agency (NWDA) to allocate a rightful share of the state from the transferred water from surplus basin under Inter-Linking of River schemes to meet the needs for drinking and irrigation requirements in the drought-affected areas in Krishna and Cauvery basins.

06:25:02 on 21 Aug

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N.H. Shivashankar Reddy, Agriculture Minister, said that the Karnataka government had already issued a circular to all cooperative societies with regard to the loan waiver scheme announced by the government and the money would be deposited into the accounts of eligible farmers in the State within a fortnight. In the next, loans taken by farmers from banks would be waived.

06:10:02 on 21 Aug

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This time, it’s personal for PM Narendra Modi. A 4% slide in his own popularity ratings in a span of just 4 months is bound to trigger some amount of alarm for the emblematic leader on whose image the BJP swept to national power in 2014. The recent ‘Mood of the Nation Survey’ by India Today, shows that his popularity has dropped from 53% in January to 49% in July 2018.

05:57:01 on 21 Aug

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The what, how and why of lip contouring

Contouring has come a long way. From being popularized by the Kardashians at the start of the decade, contouring is now being used to shape the strangest of spots like the calves and neck. But it's all not crazy. There has been some good that has come off the contouring craze. One of those things is lip contouring. Here's how to ace the lip contouring technique.

10:55:01 on 20 Aug

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Video games at Olympics: Sport or sellout?

Forget swimming goggles and running cleats. As athletes gather for Asia’s biggest sporting event in Jakarta this week, much of the attention will be on computer mice and chunky headphones. For the first time, the Asian Games, the Olympics equivalent for the world’s most populous continent, will include computer game competitions alongside swimming and track-and-field.

10:40:01 on 20 Aug

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Another pregnant woman dies in Asifabad

Tacky medical services continue to prove to be a bane for dwellers of remote parts of Kumram Bheem Asifabad district. Another pregnant woman belonging to the interior Bejjur mandal died on the way to a hospital, barely three days after a similar incident was reported. Sources said that the woman was Farzana Begum, a native of Yelkapalli village in Bejjur mandal.

10:25:01 on 20 Aug

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday constituted an “independent body” to decide Vedanta Limited’s plea challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s order to close the Sterlite copper plant at Thoothukudi. A Bench headed by NGT Chairperson Adarsh Kumar Goel directed the committee to assume charge in two weeks and submit a report within six weeks.

10:10:01 on 20 Aug

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Why pancreatic cancer is tough to treat

Currently, pancreatic cancer has become one of the most deadly forms of cancer. Patients only survive 20% for a year after being diagnosed with the disease, the Daily Mail reported. Because pancreas is so deep in the body, it is hard to detect warning signs, Dr Eric Collisson, a leading University of California, San Francisco oncologist told Daily Mail.

09:55:01 on 20 Aug

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Incessant rains aggravating unsanitary conditions, the number of dengue cases in Visakhapatnam has jumped by seven times. The result, two or more patients sharing a single bed in the hospital for treatment. The hospital is flooded by patients from not just Visakhapatnam but from neighbouring districts too. Dengue cases are being reported in both govt and private hospitals.

09:41:01 on 20 Aug

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Jacqueline Fernandez is currently on the vacation of all our dreams. The Race 3 star celebrated her 33rd birthday on August 11 in Italy this year. Jacqueline Fernandez has long served as fitness inspiration for anyone who follows her on social media. From pole dancing, to yoga to dance - there's nothing Jacqueline Fernandez can't and won't do.

09:28:03 on 20 Aug

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The promises received by the CM’s disaster relief fund in the backdrop of the flood tragedy has reached Rs 450 crore. Around Rs 164 crore of this amount was credited to the account till Saturday. The remaining amount, including funds by other state govts, will be credited in the coming days. The festival allowance of govt employees will be transferred to the relief fund.

09:12:02 on 20 Aug

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What best do you think a 16-year-old teen can do? Apart from experiencing the hormonal changes and spending time on social media, there's a lot more teens of the 21st century are doing. And, one of the most astonishing acts now reported is hacking of tech giant Apple's system over and over again and getting access to 90GB of private data.

08:55:01 on 20 Aug

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The Yadagirigutta police continues its crackdown on people running brothel house and trafficking of children. In its yet another raid, in different areas of Yadagirigutta, the police arrested one person who was allegedly involved in trafficking girl children and rescued two minor children of seven and 11 years respectively from her clutches.

08:25:01 on 20 Aug

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AP state disaster rescue force personnel, who had rushed to flood-ravaged Kerala state to take up rescue and relief operations on Saturday and evacuated as many as 40 civilians stuck in their houses in Kumarakom village near Kottayam. The team consisted of 75 SDRF personnel, including officers, was further divided into six teams and took up the rescue operations.

08:11:02 on 20 Aug

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Four Japanese basketball players were sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for paying prostitutes for sex as the regional Olympics was hit by scandal. The story broke after the four, who play in Japan's B-League, were spotted in the red light district by a reporter for Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper adding that the four had been ordered to leave immediately.

07:55:01 on 20 Aug

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A senior geologist, the specialist in landslip studies, has underlined the urgency of conducting landslide hazard zonation mapping across Kodagu. The call for landslide hazard zoning assumes significance in the light of the government’s decision to establish temporary shelters for those displaced by floods and landslips in Kodagu. The mapping can be completed in six months.

07:41:02 on 20 Aug

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The scenic beauty of Araku Valley in AP is in stark contrast to the lives of indigenous tribals inhabiting the region. Living in virtual destitution, these tribals lack access to basic amenities like safe drinking water, healthcare and education. Till a few years ago, some of these habitations were not even covered in the national census and nobody knew they even existed.

07:26:01 on 20 Aug

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With Kerala facing the worst flooding in a century, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has announced an additional financial assistance of Rs 5 crore for the flood-ravaged State from the CM’s Relief Fund. Previously, the Odisha Government had sanctioned Rs 5 crore. Apart from the financial aid, the CM has also ordered supply of 500 ton of polythene sheets worth about Rs 8 crores.

07:12:01 on 20 Aug

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Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal and the country's fifth medal at the ongoing 2018 Asian Games. Vinesh Phogat beat Japan's Yuki Irie in Women's Freestyle 50 kg gold medal match. She is also the first female gold medal winner at the Asiad. Vinesh completely dominated the contest, taking a 4-0 lead initially before stretching it further to 6-2 to pocket the yellow metal.

07:00:42 on 20 Aug

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Incessant rains continue in Hyderabad

Incessant showers has thoroughly drenched Hyderabad with commuters struggling with gridlocks at almost all the major thoroughfares. Several places reported bumper to bumper traffic on many routes, including Erragadda, Madhapur, Chintal and others during peak hours of the day. People had to face lot of inconvenience as rains continues to lash Hyderabad.

06:56:01 on 20 Aug

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Mettur inflow touches 2 lakh cusecs

The realisation of water in the Cauvery at Mettur touched two lakh cusecs (cubic feet per second), forcing the Public Works Department (PWD) to maintain the discharge at over two lakh cusecs for the second consecutive day. Due to the heavy discharge of water, the situation remained grim for villages in low-lying areas of the Mettur, Edappadi and Sankagiri blocks in Salem.

06:41:01 on 20 Aug

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Karnataka Minister HD Revanna is facing severe criticism after a video showing him throwing food packets to flood-hit victims went viral. The video was shot at a flood relief camp in Ramanathapura, K'taka. Revanna who is the Public Works Minister is also CM HD Kumaraswamy's brother. While some people ate from the food packets, some reportedly refused to even touch them.

06:36:13 on 20 Aug

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Wrestler Vinesh Phogat ensured India of at least a silver medal after storming into the finals of the women’s freestyle 50 kg category at the 2018 Asian Games Jakarta. Vinesh hardly broke into a sweat in her semi-final encounter against Daulatbike Yakshimuratova of Uzbekistan, as the referees took just 75 seconds to declare the Indian the winner by technical superiority.

06:25:01 on 20 Aug

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Nick Jonas and his family were seen at Mumbai airport last night. The American singer, post his engagement to Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra, is heading back to the US. Post their engagement, the duo also visited an orphanage in Mumbai. Nick shared a video of Priyanka dancing with a kid to one of her popular songs. Along with the video, he wrote, “My heart is full.”

06:11:01 on 20 Aug

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English Vinglish actress Sujata Kumar passed away after battling cancer for a long time. A day after Sujata Kumar’s death, the video of a TEDx Talk she delivered in May has resurfaced. Called ‘How to filter emotional pollutants from your life’, the TEDxBocconiUMumbai talk delivered by Sujata is a powerful message and a study of the human mind.

05:55:01 on 20 Aug

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The TN police department has formed a committee to inquire into complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace and redress the grievances of such victims. The committee had been formed in compliance with the Vishaka guidelines laid down by the SC. It has come amidst rumours that a woman SP had lodged a complaint accusing a senior police officer of harassing her.

05:41:01 on 20 Aug

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The Shiv Sena lashed out at Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for visiting Pakistan and hugging its Army chief, dubbing it as "heights of shamelessness". It also took a dig at the BJP, saying Sidhu was not labelled a traitor, while people were termed "anti-national" for opposing demonetisation and criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

05:26:01 on 20 Aug

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TRS govt to issue new food security cards

New food security cards are set to replace the current ration cards soon. During the Telangana movement, the TRS had announced that after coming to power it would issue the new cards, but the promise remained only in files for the past four years. Sources said the printing of the new food security cards have begun at several printing presses across the state.

05:12:01 on 20 Aug

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Kerala Flood: Rescue ops almost complete

The authorities have said that the floods in Kerala have left 361 people dead since May 29, when the south-west monsoon hit the southern state. Over 7 lakh people are in 3,232 relief camps across Kerala after the rains savaged the state. The situation is improving and the rescue operations are almost complete, with efforts now moving towards relief and rehabilitation.

04:57:33 on 20 Aug

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Sujata Kumar, who played the role of Sridevi’s sister in 2012 Bollywood movie English Vinglish, passed away. Her sister and actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi shared the news on her social media accounts. Sujata, suffering from fourth stage cancer, was admitted in Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital. Sujata was a well-known face in both television and film industry.

04:55:01 on 20 Aug

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Southern Railway is making arrangements to send drinking water to Kerala. A train of wagons fitted with synthetic tanks to Erode from the Tondiarpet railway maintenance unit. 10 flat wagons fitted with four synthetic water tanks in each wagon to Erode from where arrangements have been made for transporting the drinking water to Kerala on Sunday.

04:40:02 on 20 Aug

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A Delhi court allowed Congress MP Shashi Tharoor to travel to Geneva to express condolences to the family of former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. He will also seek international aid for Kerala, which is reeling under unprecedented floods. Tharoor was granted bail in a case related to the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in a luxury hotel in Delhi four years ago.

04:26:01 on 20 Aug


Have you ever felt that your abs have disappeared overnight? Or ever found that you no longer fit into a pair of denim that you could easily glide into the previous night. Blame it on bloating, a condition that occurs when your gastrointestinal tract is filled with excess air and gas. Check out some of the foods that may cause bloating and what to eat instead.

04:10:01 on 20 Aug

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A day after actor Farhan Akhtar pointed out an error in a textbook depicting him as legendary athlete Milkha Singh, TMC MP Derek O'Brien said the book was neither a part of government school curriculum nor was it published by Bengal. Derek O'Brien assured Akhtar that efforts were being made to track the private publishing company that printed the school textbook.

03:55:02 on 20 Aug

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Camps across Kodagu are facing a flood of another kind: relief materials that cannot be stored but continue to pour in from across Karnataka. Despite appeals by coordinators, vehicles carrying perishable commodities continue to arrive regularly. A communique by the Mysuru DC indicated that the need for non-perishable items like warm clothes, blankets, and mats was high.

03:40:01 on 20 Aug

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A portion of a 90-year-old steel bridge across Kollidam river that connects Srirangam with mainland Tiruchirapalli, which was abandoned in 2016, collapsed and washed away in the floods. Two cracked piers of the bridge, which was constructed during the British regime and is an important part of modern Tiruchirappalli's history, were washed away in the raging stream.

03:38:33 on 20 Aug

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Railways has completed key restoration works and relaunched services along all sectors in Kerala after they were disrupted by the torrential rain. Working on a war-footing to clear the debris along tracks and ensure traffic worthiness, railways restarted services along all key routes. A special reservation train will run between Trivandrum and Silchar to clear the rush.

03:12:02 on 20 Aug

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TN CM assures compensation for crop loss

Tamil Nadu CM assured compensation for crop loss due to the floods caused by heavy discharge of water from the state's dams and permanent houses for the affected people. The dams, including Mettur and Bhavanisagar, have been discharging huge volumes of water in view of continuing high inflows from Karnataka reservoirs

02:55:01 on 20 Aug

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