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A flight attendant working for Air India fell off the aircraft while the plane was getting ready for departure. The flight attendant of the Mumbai-New Delhi flight fell off while closing the exit door. According to a source, the Air India flight AI 864 was getting ready for the runway. She was later admitted to the Nanavati Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

06:11:01 on 15 Oct

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Somy Ali, mostly remembered for her relationship with Salman Khan, a hot topic of the 90s, has now spoken up during the ongoing #MeToo movement in India. Coming from Pakistan, the actress, who is now running an NGO called No More Tears, opened up about her sexual assault when she was just a five-year-old kid.

06:07:09 on 15 Oct

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IMD said that heavy rainfall is expected in coastal Karnataka on Thursday and Friday. Heavy rainfall is likely to occur at isolated places over Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, and over 65 mm rainfall is expected on both days. Rainfall is also expected in Bengaluru and parts of south interior Karnataka, Malnad and some parts of north interior Karnataka

05:57:02 on 15 Oct

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Senior Congress leader V S Ugrappa, was given the party ticket to contest the Ballari Lok Sabha bypoll on November 3. With this, the Congress high command has drawn the curtain on the confusion that prevailed in selecting a candidate to contest the bypoll to the ST-reserved Ballari seat. Ugrappa will contest the bypoll with the tag of being an 'outsider'.

05:41:02 on 15 Oct

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Amid a non-stop rise in petrol and diesel prices Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked foreign oil companies to ease payment terms and channel their investible surplus into commercial exploitation in the developing countries. PM Modi made the request at an interaction with chief executives of top oil companies and ministers from Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

05:34:43 on 15 Oct

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The Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) has not taken a stand on actor Dileep, accused of masterminding the sexual assault of a colleague, as to whether he is guilty or innocent. Actor Jagadeesh, on behalf of AMMA, wrote a letter to answer the questions raised by members of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) at a press conference on Saturday.

05:26:02 on 15 Oct

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Thevar Magan is revered as one of the classics in Tamil cinema. Starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role, the film is a milestone in the actor's career. It looks like the Vishwaroopam 2 actor is planning to make a second part to the action drama. In a recent interview, the actor-politician revealed his plans for the much-anticipated Thevar Magan 2.

05:11:02 on 15 Oct

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The country has just completed its biggest city gas distribution auction that would extend coverage to more than half of the 1.3 billion people across a third of the area. Steel pipe makers are set to become beneficiaries of government's $10 billion push to expand the natural gas network to more of its urban masses and cut pollution.

04:57:01 on 15 Oct

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Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association on Monday issued a show-cause notice to Sajid Khan after multiple women accused the filmmaker of sexual harassment. The organisation wants the filmmaker to respond to the allegations within a week’s time, failing which action will be taken against him.

04:45:26 on 15 Oct

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What comes to your mind when you think of Vada Chennai (North Chennai)? The makers of Dhanush’s upcoming film, Vada Chennai, released an 8.45-minute video that has people sharing their views on Chennai’s oldest neighbourhood. The documentary video was created by Nee Yaaruda Komali and was released by the ‘Vada Chennai’ team ahead of the film’s release.

04:41:02 on 15 Oct

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The Indian Under-18 men’s and womens Hockey team finished their 2018 Youth Olympic Games campaign with silver medals. While the women suffered a heart-breaking 1-3 loss against hosts Argentina, the men were handed a 2-4 loss by Malaysia in their respective final of the hockey 5s competition on Sunday night.

04:33:27 on 15 Oct

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Actor Alok Nath, accused of rape by writer-producer Vinta Nanda in the #MeToo movement, has sued for defamation, asking for a written apology and Re 1 as compensation. He has filed the case jointly with his wife Ashu Nath. Alok Nath, famously given the "Sanskaari" tag on social media posts and memes, has denied the charges of sexual misconduct.

04:28:38 on 15 Oct

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Four persons, including a former MPTC member, were arrested by the Andhra police for allegedly providing logistical support to the Naxals who killed TDP Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former MLA Siveri Soma in Visakhapatnam. During a press conference on Sunday, the police said that the arrested accused shared crucial information on the movement of the MLA.

04:26:01 on 15 Oct

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Kukke Subrahmanya Samputa Sri Narasimha Swamy Mutt seer Vidyaprasanna Tirtha Swamiji withdrew his 60-hour fast. The seer began fasting after the denial of water to the mutt from Kannadihole, a stream flowing in the forest near Subrahmanya. The seer was also upset over a few allegations against the mutt and the controversies surrounding it.

04:11:01 on 15 Oct

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It is now one week, since writer and journalist Sandhya Menon shared an anonymous post alleging sexual misconduct by lyricist Vairamuthu. It took Tamil language websites almost two full days to react, and the first story in the local press was from barely four days ago. Why is Vairamuthu’s name the only one to have come up in TN’s Me Too movement?

03:57:02 on 15 Oct

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MJ Akbar has given his version, says BJP

In its first comments on the sexual harassment allegations against Union minister MJ Akbar, the BJP said Monday he has given his version on the row and that it is not about whether the party agrees or disagrees with him. BJP spokesperson G V L Narasimha Rao was asked at a press conference whether BJP agrees with Akbar on his statement on the allegations levelled against.

03:57:02 on 15 Oct

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IPL petitioner Aditya Verma has joined the chorus for the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri’s removal after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him on Saturday. While the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has asked Johri to file an explanation in the matter within a week, Verma feels that the CEO should resign on moral grounds.

03:53:07 on 15 Oct

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After MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar, accused of sexual harassment by several women, claimed that the allegations leveled against him are baseless and that he would take the legal course of action, many of the survivors expressed dismay and disappointment at Akbar’s statement.

03:49:03 on 15 Oct

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A 23-year-old man Manjunath Dodamani from Karnataka was arrested for allegedly raping and killing a middle-aged woman at Old Goa village, 10 km from Panaji, police said. The arrest was made days after the woman's body was found in Old Goa, police said. The woman's post-mortem had revealed that she had been sexually assaulted and murdered, police said.

03:41:01 on 15 Oct

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Teams of Income Tax Department officials on Monday conducted simultaneous checks at the house of an AIADMK functionary in Mannaragudi, Manoharan, and his five other properties in the town and surroundings. Documents pertaining to the contracts he executes for Highways Department and Railways were scrutinised by the I-T teams during the searches, sources said.

03:38:40 on 15 Oct

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Union minister MJ Akbar on Monday filed a criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani for accusing him of sexual harassment. The Minister of State for External Affairs has accused Ramani of "wilfully, deliberately, intentionally and malaciously" defaming him and has sought her prosecution under the penal provision on defamation.

03:31:07 on 15 Oct

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WhatsApp last year launched the most sought after feature, “delete for everyone.” As the name implies, the feature enables users to revoke messages in case they were sent to a wrong contact or group. WhatsApp is now making an important change to the feature which is aimed at users who bypassed the time limit on revoking messages.

03:26:02 on 15 Oct

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Watch Journalist, Shoba De speaking to India Today on the #MeToo campaign in India. With #MeToo movement tide taking over Bollywood, skeletons are coming out of the closet with each passing day. Now, filmmaker Sajid Khan is the latest to come in the line of fire for his indecent behaviour. How many more ?

03:14:11 on 15 Oct

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Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its bulk drugs (active pharmaceutical ingredients) manufacturing unit located in Jeedimetla, Hyderabad, to Therapiva Private Ltd, an emerging generics pharmaceutical company. This divestiture includes all related fixed assets, current assets, current liabilities, and its employees.

03:11:01 on 15 Oct

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The Kerala unit of Shiv Sena on Saturday, 13 October threatened to stage mass suicides if women in 10-50 age group are allowed to enter the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. P Aji, a senior Shiv Sena leader, told IANS here that their "suicide squads" comprising men and women above 50 are ready for the supreme sacrifice.

02:57:02 on 15 Oct

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The TRS was said to be mulling dispatching letters to one crore people in the State in the name of KCR, explaining the schemes taken up by the govt in the last four and a half years. The party was of the view that of the total population of two and a half crore people in the State, at least one crore would be direct beneficiaries of govt schemes in one way or the other.

02:41:01 on 15 Oct

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A Kerala woman’s post declaring she would climb the eighteen steps to the sanctum sactorum of Lord Ayyappa’s temple in Sabarimala as it opens its doors to devotees has unleased mayhem in her life. Soon after Reshma Nishanth revealed her intention, a mob comprising Hindu outfits surrounded her house, shouting that by any means, they will not allow her to enter the shrine.

02:26:02 on 15 Oct

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Thousands of BJP activists marched to the secretariat here to protest the implementation of the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all age groups entry into the Sabarimala shrine. In another development, the TDB has convened a meeting of various stakeholders of the shrine including the Tantri family, Pandalam royals and Ayyappa Seva Sangam here on Tuesday.

02:19:55 on 15 Oct

Franco Mulakkal, the senior Catholic priest accused of repeatedly raping a nun, has been granted bail by the Kerala HC over three weeks after he was arrested. The priest had approached the HC for bail last month after it was rejected by a lower court. The Kerala govt had assured the probe by the SIT was proceeding in the "right direction" and that justice will be done.

02:11:02 on 15 Oct

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Bypolls, semi-finals to 2019 LS polls: HDK

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, on Monday, termed the upcoming bypolls as the "semi-final" to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Kumaraswamy said that both the Congress and the JD(S) were confident of winning all five constituencies going to polls on November 3. Kumaraswamy also said that the BJP was continuing to make futile attempts to regain power.

01:57:01 on 15 Oct

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Amidst the MeToo movement, several Bollywood personalities have been put under the scanner. Another sexual harassment accusation has been charged against Kailash Kher by singer Varsha Singh Dhanoa who has also accused music director Toshi. Kailash Kher was also put under the radar after two women alleged of his sexual misconduct a few years back.

01:40:02 on 15 Oct

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Duchess Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child. Markle is about 12 weeks pregnant, according to the palace, and is due in the spring. The couple is currently on a 16-day tour of Australia and New Zealand, with them landing in Sydney over the weekend. The couple is also scheduled to make stops in Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga.

01:40:01 on 15 Oct

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A massive protest will today reach the Kerala secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram. Political parties and Hindu groups have also been part of the 'Save Sabarimala' campaign. Earlier, police were forced to use tear gas on the angry protesters who turned violent. Rahul Eashwar had claimed that the protesters would all sleep in front of the shrine to prevent entry of women.

01:25:02 on 15 Oct

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Days after publicly apologising for sexually harassing Ira Trivedi, author and columnist Chetan Bhagat has released a series of screenshots on Twitter defending himself against all charges levelled on him. On Monday morning, Twitterati woke up to a slew of tweets by Bhagat who posted screenshots of a ‘self-explanatory’ email sent by Trivedi in 2013.

01:10:01 on 15 Oct

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The Kerala HC acquitted the prime accused in the sensational Chekannur Moulavi case. The CBI court had awarded double life term to first accused PV Hamza. The well-known Islamic scholar and religious reformer had disappeared more than two decades ago. Though it was suspected that he had been murdered, there was no evidence to support this and his body was never recovered.

12:57:01 on 15 Oct

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Internet giant reportedly is in talks with Walmart acquired Flipkart and Paytm to launch its own shopping tab. Google will facilitate shoppers to search for products to buy and directing them to merchant websites or e-commerce platforms for product listings. The Shopping tab will be piloted soon, prior to a full-fledged launch before the end of the year.

12:40:01 on 15 Oct

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Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will lead a strong Indian challenge at the Denmark Open badminton tournament which gets underway here on Tuesday. Sindhu will take on USA's Beiwen Zhang in the opening round of the women's singles. While Saina will be up against Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong. In men's singles competition Kidambi Srikanth will be India's best bet.

12:25:01 on 15 Oct

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Intensifying the investigation into the journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh’s murder case, the Special Investigation Team has detained one Sunil Agasar in Sindagi. A team of five men from the SIT took Agasar into their custody. Agasar is Parashuram Waghmare’s friend. Waghmare is the main accused in the case. The team took him to Bengaluru to investigate his involvement.

12:10:01 on 15 Oct

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Two days after Women in Cinema Collective raised a volley of charges over the reinstatement of actor Dileep, accused in the actress attack case, the Association for Malayalam Movie Artists sought to tread the middle path on the issue. The association does not have any opinion on Dileep case. Popular opinion was not to oust Dileep from the AMMA before the court verdict.

11:57:01 on 15 Oct

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and China President Xi Jinping will meet in Argentina next month, Chinese ambassador to India said today. The two world leaders will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said at the inauguration of the first Joint India-China Training Programme for Afghan diplomats.

11:48:19 on 15 Oct

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After Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games, Netflix has another Indian thriller lined up for adaptation, Bilal Siddiqi’s Bard of the Blood.
Bankrolled by Red Chillies Entertainment, the espionage tale will star Emraan Hashmi in the lead. The cast also includes Viineet Kumar Singh and Kirti Kulhari and production began on Saturday, with the show expected to be premiered next year.

11:41:03 on 15 Oct

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Demanding provision of drinking water and food packets as a part of cyclone relief, people of Mamidipalli and Boddapadu staged a demonstration on the main road at Garudabadra in AP for about eight hours on Sunday. Vehicular traffic came to a standstill on a stretch of 2 km on the road. They haven't received water or food packets after cyclone Titli hit their villages.

11:32:21 on 15 Oct

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The Commission of Inquiry looking into the hospitalisation and death of former CM Jayalalithaa on Sunday confirmed that it has sought a four-month extension from the state government. The Justice (Retd.) A. Arumughaswamy Commission’s tenure was to end on October 24. The Commission, formed in September 24, 2017, and was given extensions in December 2017 and June 2018.

11:26:01 on 15 Oct

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Franco Mulakkal, the senior Catholic priest accused of raping a nun, has been granted bail over three weeks after he was arrested. In her complaint filed with the Kottayam Police in June this year, the nun had alleged that Bishop Mulakkal had raped her at a guest house in Kuravilangad in May 2014 and subsequently, sexually exploited her on several occasions.

11:25:18 on 15 Oct

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Vicky Kaushal's father and action director Sham Kaushal is the latest Bollywood celebrity to be hit by the #MeToo controversy. An assistant director, who has worked on films like Manorama Six Feet Under, Ab Tak Chhappan and Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, has accused the veteran stunt director of inappropriate behaviour. She alleged that Sham Kaushal showed her a porn MMS

11:11:01 on 15 Oct

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After reports about a fresh batch of swine flu cases in Karnataka surfaced, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Commissioner Manjunath Prasad on Sunday assured that there is no need to panic, as the reported numbers are less than the previous year's figures. Till now they have identified 177 cases of swine flu, out which 37 are from outside Bengaluru.

10:57:02 on 15 Oct

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Fuel prices continued its upward march on Monday, with diesel prices surging by 8 paise and 9 paise in four metropolitan cities. Mumbai and Chennai saw a hike of 9 paise for a litre of diesel. Meanwhile, the petrol price across the four metropolitan cities remained stagnant. A steep hike has been witnessed in the fuel prices in the past few months.

10:40:02 on 15 Oct

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In the wake of the criticisms levelled by the members of the Women in Cinema Collective against the executive members and president of A.M.M.A (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists), the latter has decided to convene a meeting of the association’s general body in November. A.M.M.A general secretary Edavela Babu said the meeting will be held in Kochi on November 24.

10:26:01 on 15 Oct

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Granting bail to S. Subair, an accused in the murder of Hindu Munnani leader Sasikumar, the Madras High Court has held that investigating agencies cannot file charge sheet on a piecemeal basis against select accused just to prevent them from obtaining statutory bail. He is among the five accused in the case being handled by the National Investigative Agency (NIA).

10:11:01 on 15 Oct

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Days after the #MeToo movement took India by storm, a Kannada film actress has now revealed her harrowing experiences which led her to quit the industry after 10 years. Sangeetha Bhat has come out with a Facebook post detailing the sexual harassment she has faced since entering the industry when she was just 15. She has accused several directors, producers, actors.

09:48:21 on 15 Oct

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GOT fame Richard Madden is reportedly on the top of the Barbara Broccoli's list to be the next James Bond after Daniel Craig. Daniel is all set to star in the upcoming Bond 25, but fans are eager to find out who will play the iconic character next. Richard essayed the role of Robb Stark on GOT and was murdered during the Red Wedding Massacre in season 3 of the show.

09:41:01 on 15 Oct

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About 2,000 migratory birds perished at Telukunchi village Srikakulam district in the severe cyclonic storm Titli as many big trees on which they roost, got uprooted. However, the hatchlings of pelicans and storks that migrate to Telukunchi from Siberia every year, have survived. Villagers found the carcasses of the migratory birds in large number after the cyclone.

09:25:02 on 15 Oct

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TN govt has notified the Tamil Nadu Victim Compensation Scheme for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/Other Crimes, 2018, in line with the Supreme Court judgment delivered last month. Under the scheme, a rape survivor will get a minimum compensation of ₹4 lakh. In the case of a survivor of gang rape, the compensation would be ₹5 lakh.

09:10:01 on 15 Oct

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Amid continuing protests on the Sabarimala issue, Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages the Lord Ayyappa temple, has invited stakeholders for a meeting to discuss ''various aspects', including preparations for the annual pilgrimage season that begins next month. The TDB has invited tantris (temple priests), Pandalam royals and devotee groups to the meeting.

09:01:07 on 15 Oct

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A school principal was hacked to death Sunday by a six-member gang in front of 20 students, for whom he was holding a special class, police said. Ranganath, 60, principal of the Havanur Public School in suburban Agrahara Dasarahalli in Bengaluru, was teaching Class 10 students when the gang barged into the classroom and hacked him to death, they said.

08:57:01 on 15 Oct

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BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, who was accused of sexual harassment on social media, will not be representing India at the upcoming International Cricket Council’s (ICC) chief executives’ meeting in Singapore. The SC-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) told Johri of the decision Sunday and has now asked BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary to attend the two-day meeting.

08:40:01 on 15 Oct

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Ahead of the elections season, the government is exploring issuing an advisory to social media firms, especially WhatsApp and Facebook, to curb fake news. There have been many lynching incidents after viral fake news messages/rumours spread, mainly through WhatsApp, which has become an issue of grave concern for the government because of law and order problems.

08:25:01 on 15 Oct

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Music, dance fraternity backs movement

The ‘#MeToo’ storm has not left the world of Carnatic music world untouched. Against this backdrop, a collective of young musicians from India, the U.S. and Canada have come together under the hashtag #Carnaticmetoo to back a petition condemning the accounts of sexual harassment and calling for a redressal system to handle such issues in the performing arts space.

08:10:01 on 15 Oct

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Richard Allan, VP of policy solutions at FB, has the crucial task of finding policy fixes at the social media giant for important issues such as privacy, freedom of expression and online child safety. All these issues have gathered steam in India in the run-up to the '19 LS elections. India is a key market for FB with over 217 million people using the platform every month.

07:59:19 on 15 Oct

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It has been nearly five months since HD Kumaraswamy became the CM of Karnataka for the second time. HDK and the govt he leads are often held up by the Congress as examples of how the national party has been accommodative of its regional allies. He has requested all regional parties to sink their differences and join hands with the Congress to ensure the BJP defeat.

07:57:02 on 15 Oct

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The sixth season of Karan Johar’s immensely popular talk show, Koffee With Karan, has created enough buzz before its premiere on October 21. Most of the reports pertaining to the show that are floating on the Internet are about the probable guests. Well now according to a report Aamir Khan will also be making an appearance on the show but will be coming as a solo guest.

07:44:22 on 15 Oct

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The upcoming Assembly elections will be the most expensive for candidates, who have had to endure a long gap between the dissolution of the Assembly and the polling date. The campaigning period for the Assembly elections is usually less than 30 days, but this time it has stretched to 90.



07:40:02 on 15 Oct

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Hours after Union minister M J Akbar rejected allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment and suggested they may have been guided by political motives, five of the women journalists who accused him said they stood by their statements. Two of them said they were disappointed by Akbar’s reaction. Several women have claimed they were sexually harassed by M J Akbar.

07:37:39 on 15 Oct

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PM Narendra Modi will today brainstorm with chief executives of top global and Indian oil companies as a daily increase in petrol and diesel prices continues to burn a hole in the common man’s pocket ahead of the festive season. The third annual meeting would also discuss the ripples from US sanctions on Iran and deliberate on ways to revive investment in oil and gas.

07:33:58 on 15 Oct

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Director Ram Gopal Varma's search for a doppelganger of Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu has ended successfully after a Television employee traced down the man. RGV asked help track the person and even announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh to anyone who could help him get in touch with the man.

07:25:02 on 15 Oct

Air show wows spectators in Mysuru

A large number of people gathered at Bannimantap grounds in Mysuru to watch trained IAF)personnel perform daredevil acts as part of Dasara Air Show. The air show, which has turned out to be a special attraction in the ongoing Dasara festivities, featured IAF personnel performing flower petal drop, slithering operation and skydiving from the skies over the grounds.

07:17:57 on 15 Oct

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Twitter has its days, but it also has a good level of solidarity for all the right causes. Here are five social hashtags that will make you think. #WhyIDidntReport came in response to President Trump’s tweets attacking Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Ford, on why she didn’t speak up on the assault at 15, survivors of sexual assault began sharing their own stories.

05:25:01 on 15 Oct

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The notion that it is dangerous to be an American man in the #MeToo era took off during the angry debate over SCnominee Brett Kavanaugh. But tossing more fuel onto the fire was a sarcastic tirade from Donald Trump and a painfully awkward tweet from an over-anxious mother. Research shows that "men think they are experiencing bias now more than they ever have before."

04:55:02 on 15 Oct

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Netflix and Amazon have invested billions of dollars in producing original content for their streaming platforms. Here are some of their most notable shows for binge watching. House of Cards, The Crown and a cartoon about a depressive horse were Netflix stars. Amazon scored with Man City but The Romanoffs may be an experiment too far.

04:25:02 on 15 Oct

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There is going to be a sequel to the film Ithihasa, which had released four years ago, and was a massive hit at the time. According to reports, director Binu S, who made Ithihasa, would direct the sequel too, and Indrajith Sukumaran would play the lead role. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be revealed. Ithihasa had been the first directorial of Binu.

03:55:01 on 15 Oct

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Amidst speculation over the fate of the second season of Sacred Games, lead actor Saif Ali Khan has hinted at a change in the core team behind the Netflix show, which includes Anurag Kashyap and Varun Grover. Khan, whose performance as police inspector Sartaj Singh in the show has been widely praised. Netflix has refused to comment on Sacred Games.

03:25:01 on 15 Oct

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It is difficult to imagine life before our personal and professional worlds were so dominated and “switched on” via smartphones and, crucially, so easily distractible and interruptible every second of the day. This constant fragmentation of our time and concentration has become the new normal, these interruptions and distractions have eroded our ability to concentrate.

02:55:01 on 15 Oct

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The Congress has firmed up a ‘mahagathbandhan’ with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Communist Party of India for next year’s Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand. After its poor performance in the state in 2009 and 2014, the Congress expects a majority from this new alliance in the BJP-ruled state.

02:25:01 on 15 Oct

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The release of films Badhaai Ho and Namaste England, which were slated to hit the screens on Dussehra on October 19, has been preponed by a day. The films will now come out on October 18. The decision has been taken to reap the benefits of an extended weekend, film trade analysts believe. Since the films currently running in the cinemas are barely attracting any audiences.

01:55:02 on 15 Oct

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India beat the West Indies by 10 wickets to win the second and final Test inside three days and sweep the series. The 18-year-old Shaw hit the winning boundary as the world’s top Test side registered their 10th successive series triumph on home soil. Earlier Umesh Yadav claimed a match haul of 10 wickets to help skittle out the West Indies for 127 in their second innings.

01:25:01 on 15 Oct

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Sign-language interpreters may soon be present at all government meetings, seminars and workshops to help hearing-impaired participants. Efforts to this end were initiated after the ministry of social justice and empowerment wrote to all the ministries last month, requesting the implementation of the move by government departments as well as autonomous bodies.

12:55:01 on 15 Oct

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After months of speculation, Ekta Kapoor finally dropped the ball with her new Komolika, Hina Khan. Ekta Kapoor created a stir when she had announced a reboot of Kasautii Zindagii Kay. After Erica Fernandes and Parth Samthaan became Prerna and Anurag Basu, fans were waiting at the edge of their seat for one of the most celebrated villains in television, Komolika.

12:25:01 on 15 Oct

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Over the last week, a range of allegations of sexual harassment has been levelled on social media against writer and journalist CP Surendran. Several women have accused him of making sexually coloured remarks and suggestive comments. Some women said that Surendran touched them inappropriately. Surendran denied the accusations and called his accusers “a lynch mob at work”.

11:55:01 on 14 Oct

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Four decades before the #MeToo movement hit the globe and workplace sexual harassment came up in much-needed discussions, filmmaker B.R. Chopra made a film about workplace liaisons and adultery that serves as a reflection on the values that had popular sanction at that time. The B.R. Chopra film’s overarching philosophy remains ‘men will be men’.

11:25:01 on 14 Oct

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When allegations of sexual misconduct against Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu began surfacing on Monday as part of the MeToo movement on Indian social media, singer Chinmayi came forward with her own story of harassment. The mounting disbelief about Chinmayi’s version provoked US-based artiste Sindhuja Rajaram to come forward with her own experience.

10:57:01 on 14 Oct

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In the last few days, sexual harassment at the workplace has been under the scanner because of the #MeToo movement. Sexual harassment is one of the most underreported offences, which is why there was a need for a movement like #MeToo to act as an eye-opener. In in the era Me Too movement, it is important for you to know certain rights that you have at your workplace.

10:25:01 on 14 Oct

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Income Tax Department officials on Sunday ended a two-day long search at the residences and offices of TDP MP CM Ramesh. The searches, which began at the premises in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Friday. Ramesh is a member of Rajya Sabha belonging to Andhra Pradesh's ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and is considered close to CM and TDP President N Chandrababu Naidu.

09:57:02 on 14 Oct

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Kashmiri students studying in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have threatened to leave for their homes on October 17, if the sedition charges against three of them are not dropped. MU spokesman Shafay Kidwai, however, denied the Kashmiri students’ charges of harassment and stressed that “no innocent would be framed”. Sajjad Rathar termed the sedition charges as “vendetta.”

09:25:01 on 14 Oct

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Dr Pravin Togadia, former VHP leader and founder of Antar-Rashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP), said on Sunday that his organisation would conduct a 'two nights and a day' hartal from 10 pm on October 17 till October 18 midnight demanding that the state government file a review petition in the Supreme Court against the order that granted women of all ages entry into Sabarimala.

08:57:01 on 14 Oct

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The Delhi Congress plans to wage a new attack against the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the BJP in the national capital on the eve of Dussehra by burning effigies of their leaders over their “failure” to provide relief to the people from the sealing drive. Ravana effigies, with heads replaced by pictures of BJP and AAP leaders, will be burnt at 14 locations in the city.

08:26:02 on 14 Oct

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The Janadhipathya Rashtreeya Sabha, headed by tribal leader C K Janu, has severed ties with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Janu on Sunday said her party decided to quit the NDA alleging that the front had failed to keep all the promises made to her outfit. She said her Kerala-based party was open for discussions with other parties (to join alliances).

07:57:01 on 14 Oct

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Drawing on the power of art to bring about awareness and inspire change, the Feel Crew used the platform to put out a strong message against sexual assault and women empowerment. The Feel Crew won both the judges’ and audience’s hearts by performing a contemporary routine set to the conversation from the viral hoax call about female foeticide by RJ Naveen.

07:30:02 on 14 Oct

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The Kannada film industry to has responded to the MeToo movement, with many women across industries coming forward to name their accusers. The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce has its own committee to probe cases of sexual harassment, but several members of the film industry have stressed the need for a committee which is sensitive towards the complaints of women.

07:09:29 on 14 Oct

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Actor Simran Suri has accused director Sajid Khan of sexual harassment, making her the fourth woman to level #MeToo allegations against the filmmaker. On Friday, actor Rachel White, assistant director Saloni Chopra and journalist Karishma Upadhyay had spoken of the harassment at the hands of Khan as India’s #MeToo movement gathers momentum.

06:25:01 on 14 Oct

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Swine flu cases surface in Tamil Nadu too

After Maharastra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, influenza A (H1N1) or swine flu has also surfaced in Tamil Nadu with five cases confirmed so far. The cases include a government medical college hospital doctor and his family, while five other patients are admitted to hospitals with swine flu-like symptoms. The government said that all precautions are being taken.

05:53:44 on 14 Oct

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After losing the plot with the bat in the morning, India bounced back with the ball, dismissing six Windies batsmen in the second session on Day 3 of the second Test in Hyderabad. Prithvi Shaw hit the winning run for India. Pacer Umesh Yadav wreaked havoc with the ball. Apart from Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja managed a wicket apiece.

05:30:22 on 14 Oct

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The #Metoo storm is hitting the media fraternity hard. Vinod Dua, the veteran journalist who is known as the defining face of the state-run news channel Doordarshan has been accused of sexual harassment by a filmmaker named Nishtha Jain. The woman narrated her ordeal on a social media platform and claimed that he had sexually harassed her in June 1989.

05:25:01 on 14 Oct

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Soon, passengers on board trains can lodge complain through a mobile app and it will be registered as ‘Zero FIR and immediately investigated by the RPF, a senior official of the force has said. A pilot project under which complaints of harassment, theft, the crime against women can be lodged through a mobile application is already ongoing in Madhya Pradesh.

04:57:02 on 14 Oct

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Old warhorse Leander Paes is still going great guns as the veteran tennis star won his second Challenger-level title of the season, lifting the Santo Domingo Open trophy with partner Miguel Angel Reyyes-Varela. Paes, who is ranked 69, added 110 ranking points to his kitty and shared a prize purse of USD 7750 with his partner.

04:34:19 on 14 Oct

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Inaugurated his party State office in Vijayawada on Saturday, Jana Sena party (JSP) chief Pawan Kalyan said he will be formally contesting 24 seats in Telangana elections.Although the party president did not discuss an alliance with other parties, he said that the decision for contesting in Telangana will be announced soon.

04:26:01 on 14 Oct

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Union minister MJ Akbar, who returned to India on Sunday morning amid sexual harassment allegations levelled against him by multiple women, has called the allegations "false, fabricated" and "spiced up". He said he will take legal actions against women journalists who have made the allegations. "Accusation without evidence has become a viral fever among some sections.

04:25:08 on 14 Oct

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As many as 11 women Indian filmmakers came together to support the raging #MeToo movement, saying they have taken a stand to not work with proven offenders. The #MeToo movement in India sparked when Tanushree Dutta came forward to renew allegations against Nana Patekar in an incident dating back to 2008. Since then, a number of women have come forward with complaints.

03:55:02 on 14 Oct

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Nearly a week after singer Chinmayi and multiple other women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Vairamuthu as part of the MeToo movement, the Tamil lyricist has responded stating that they are false. In a video release, the lyricist said, “The allegations being made against me are absolutely false. They are filled with ulterior motives.”

03:30:01 on 14 Oct

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he has been undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment. Parrikar, who was admitted on September 15, was shifted to ICU for sometime after his health deteriorated. The hospital, however, has now decided to discharge him. Parrikar will now be flown back to Goa.

03:17:17 on 14 Oct

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Sunayna* is a survivor of sexual abuse at her workplace. When she was subjected to sexual misconduct from the person who hired her, she decided to walk out of the institute the very next day, because there was no other option. Though she wishes to remain anonymous, she was ready to speak to TNM about the sexual assault, eight years after the incident.

02:56:02 on 14 Oct

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