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Technology's role in cricket today

Cricket today is defined by efficient training, accurate decision-making, and thrilling viewing — all because of technology. Technology has seamlessly come into this game that involves the future of individual players, teams and the sport itself. With 34 cameras on the field to capture every moment of the game, technology has also enhanced the viewing experience.

10:26:02 on 21 Apr

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Waiting for a new Deadpool 2 trailer is like waiting for Ricky Gervais to host an awards show - everyone is on their toes, wondering who’s going to be skewered. And like the previous trailer for the superhero satire, the new one released on Thursday has left DC fans particularly peeved.

09:56:01 on 21 Apr

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This film is clearly aiming for an Oye Lucky Lucky Oye vibe, with its pairing of Deol and Rishi as cons, liberal usage of slang, and characters trying hard to be quirky. But within a few minutes, it’s equally clear that we’ve been conned: Nanu Ki Jaanu is so all-out scatter-brained and lame, that we are left wincing rather than laughing.

09:26:01 on 21 Apr

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Once looked upon as one of the dirtiest railway stations in India, Madhubani in Bihar now sports a completely different look. Courtesy 200 artists who over a period of two months painted the station's walls in traditional Mithila style. The rich artistic and cultural legacy of Madhubani region has contributed its transformation to one of the cleanest stations in the country now.

09:11:01 on 21 Apr

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Do the vaults in the enchanted cave from the story of Ali Baba and 40 Thieves enrapture you? Have you ever wondered if such mysterious caves actually exist on our planet? Well, not just on the planet, they are right here under your nose in India. Buried among the hidden hot spots of Northeast India, the world’s longest sandstone cave has been discovered in Meghalaya.

08:56:01 on 21 Apr

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Shoojit Sircar's film 'October' starring Varun Dhawan has run into a spot of trouble. Marathi director Sarika Mene claimed that October has lifted crucial plot points and characters from her 2017 film, Aarti: The Unknown Love Story. The film revolves around a man, who took care of his girlfriend for years. Mene filed a complaint at the Vile Parle station in Mumbai.

08:26:01 on 21 Apr

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Padmaavat has been the most successful film of the year till now but its journey has been a fraught one. The film was released after protests across the country, death threats to Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Bhansali and a delay in release caused by the CBFC raising certain objections. However, the audience have had no such compunctions and the film received a lot of love.

07:56:02 on 21 Apr

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'Adulting' first impression

Dice Media’s new web series titled Adulting is the story of two 20-something girls trying to take up the responsibility of being independent adults for the first time. Starring Aisha Ahmed and Yashaswini Dayama in the lead, the first episode of Adulting dropped on April 18. Adulting’s first episode titled Broke AF follows Ray’s plans to make the birthday of her flatmate's birthday.

06:56:01 on 21 Apr

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Tokyo-based Komori Corporation the second largest manufacturer of printing presses in the world -- is aiming for over Rs 200 crore business in India this year. Komori, which is involved with currency printing for several countries, including India, announced the establishment of its India subsidiary that will introduce customised printing presses.

10:55:01 on 20 Apr

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Prime Minister Modi will leave London this evening at 8 pm IST and will head to Berlin, where he is scheduled to have a working dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The prime minister will arrive in Berlin at 9:50 pm IST.

10:40:01 on 20 Apr

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One of the world’s few absolute monarchs, the king of Swaziland has announced that his country had changed its name to eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule. According to him, the move was necessary to stop the country from being confused with Switzerland. eSwatini is the Swazi language name for the tiny nation between South Africa and Mozambique.

10:27:02 on 20 Apr

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is the best fitness idol one can get - be it discipline, dedication or consistency in sticking to workout regimes, he is the one person who never lags behind when it comes to fitness. Inspiring his fans to continue with their fitness regimes despite the warm weather, the PadMan star has shared a video in which he is seen having fun while working out.

10:10:01 on 20 Apr

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A Zimbabwean parliamentary committee is summoning former leader Robert Mugabe to appear before it over alleged diamond looting during his rule. Mr. Mugabe, who resigned in November following a military intervention, has said $15-billion worth of diamonds were looted from fields in the country’s east. He later said he had no basis for that figure.

09:55:02 on 20 Apr

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Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea. The police chief of Bireuen regency in Aceh on the island of Sumatra, Riza Yulianto, said the group of eight children, 25 women and 43 men was brought ashore in their wooden boat today.

09:40:01 on 20 Apr

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Breaking his silence for the first time after Sri Reddy abused him on television, a furious Pawan Kalyan went on a rant on his Twitter page, alleging that it was a conspiracy that involved a nexus between political parties and media barons. In a scathing attack on Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu, Pawan Kalyan alleged that his son Lokesh and his friends were involved.

09:25:01 on 20 Apr

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Twenty men, including a priest and a writer have responded to a Facebook matrimonial advertisement seeking a match for Geeta, the hearing-and-speech impaired girl who returned from Pakistan after accidentally landing in that country when she was a child. A social activist in Indore, who is searching for Geeta's parents, put up a post on Facebook seeking proposals for her.

09:10:01 on 20 Apr

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Former chief justice and activist Rajinder Singh Sachar, who brought to fore the socio-economic and educational conditions of the Muslim community, passed away here today at the age of 94, family sources said. The Rajinder Sachar Committee was set up by former prime minister Manmohan Singh for preparing a report on the social, economic and educational status of Muslims.

08:55:01 on 20 Apr

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The India story would be badly damaged if PM Narendra Modi is not re-elected, said CLSA's Chief Strategist Christopher Wood in his newsletter 'Greed & Fear'. Wood said that India has not been the flavor of the month so far in 2018 due to a sell-off in the bond market and concerns about renewed weakness in the rupee on the back of rising current account deficit and oil prices.

08:42:01 on 20 Apr

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In shocking details emerging in Surat rape and murder of 11-year-old girl, both the mother and her daughter were bought as bonded labourers from a place called Gangapur located on the UP-MP border for Rs 35,000 by the accused and kept at a place located in Surat district. The woman, who was a widow and had no source of income to earn her living, agreed to be sold as bonded labour.

08:25:01 on 20 Apr

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Koratala Siva uses dynastic politics to escape creating circumstances which would lead to Bharat emerging as an iconic leader. Bharat is a leader chosen by his gene. Not by the people. It’s unclear what Siva wanted to achieve with Bharat Ane Nenu. Mahesh Babu, however, plays his character Bharat with ease and makes it interesting by adding his own element to it.

08:10:01 on 20 Apr

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The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission to announce fresh dates for filing of nominations for panchayat polls. Polls were earlier scheduled in May first week. Last week, the court issued a stay on the filing of nominations following allegations of large scale violence by the Opposition parties.

07:55:01 on 20 Apr

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India's biggest outsourcer is close to becoming a 100 billion dollar company in terms of market capitalisation or market value. Shares of TCS today surged by nearly 7 %, making investors richer by over Rs. 40,000 crore in a day. TCS posted a net profit of Rs. 6,904 crore, beating analysts' average estimate of Rs. 6,798 crore.

07:45:01 on 20 Apr

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World's largest two-wheeler manufacturer by volumes, Hero MotoCorp has introduced a new e-commerce portal that retails Hero Genuine Parts and Accessories. The website is called www.hgpmart.com and allows you to select the desired component online, pay online and get the part delivered to your doorstep.

07:35:01 on 20 Apr

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Search engine giant Google has proposed to adopt a technology which will replace SMS. This new technology has been named as 'Chat' and it will be based on a standard called the “Universal Profile for Rich Communication Services". Google has plans of making the default messaging service on your smartphone called 'Messages' to be as good as the current messaging services.

07:25:01 on 20 Apr

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The government has introduced new rules will strengthen the process of online ticket reservation and will also bring transparency in all the transactions on the IRCTC website. There is a fresh cap now on the booking limit now; only 6 tickets can be booked in a month from one user id and can be extended to 12 if Aadhaar identity is verified.

07:15:01 on 20 Apr

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Majidi, well-known Iranian director, has made such life-like, life-affirming films as Children Of Heaven and The Song Of Sparrow. His skills with getting children to appear natural is charmingly in evidence in his latest 'Beyond The Clouds': the only parts of the film which feel fresh have these child actors flitting about; the rest is dispiritingly same-old.

07:05:01 on 20 Apr

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Releasing its third list of candidates today for the upcoming Karnataka polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lifted the suspense on who would challenge the incumbent chief minister by fielding Gopal Rao from Chamundeshwari against Siddaramaiah. In the latest list of candidates for 59 seats, the party also changed the existing candidate in Kolar Gold Field (SC) seat.

07:03:32 on 20 Apr

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Prime Minister Modi announced the doubling of India's contribution to the Commonwealth fund for technical cooperation and stressed the need to focus on providing developmental assistance to small island states. The Prime Minister also said that India would also take part in small projects for assisting Commonwealth countries through its permanent mission in New York.

06:55:01 on 20 Apr

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North and South Korea installed a telephone hotline between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff. South Korea's presidential office said a successful test call was conducted on the hotline between Seoul's presidential Blue House and Pyongyang's powerful State Affairs Commission.

06:40:01 on 20 Apr

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A little history was made in Washington– little in the form of a newborn who became the first baby to appear on the floor of the US Senate during a vote. A swaddled 11-day-old Maile Pearl Bowlsbey arrived on the floor of the chamber, carried by her mother, Illinois senator Tammy Duckworth. Oblivious to the momentous occasion, however, little Maile 'slept through the whole thing'.

06:25:01 on 20 Apr

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The Supreme Court today said it was "very disturbed" at the course of developments involving public statements by the MPs on the removal of the Chief Justice of India (CJI). The observations were made during the hearing of a petition, a few hours before the Congress and other opposition parties submitted a notice to for initiating impeachment proceedings against CJI Dipak Misra.

06:20:33 on 20 Apr

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All 139 people on board a Malaysian passenger plane had a miraculous escape when the Kuala Lumpur-bound flight skidded off the runway and got stuck in mud while attempting to take off from Nepal's only international airport. Tribhuvan Airport today resumed international flight operations after a suspension of over 12 hours.

06:10:01 on 20 Apr

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After Tamasha, ex-lovers Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor reunited for Mijwan Fashion Show 2018 Thursday, April 19, and became the center of all the attraction. The duo turned showstoppers for ace designer Manish Malhotra and recreated their magic when they walked hand-in-hand on the ramp.

05:55:01 on 20 Apr

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The Indian Army has listed out ammunition and spares that it cannot afford to procure despite the fact that the existing power of the arsenal would not be enough for even 10 days of war. The Indian Army has listed out weapon systems such as smerch rockets, battle tanks and even some missiles. According to the Indian Army, the listed weapon systems are extremely expensive.

05:40:01 on 20 Apr

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A criminal complaint was filed against BJP youth wing leader Manish Chandela for allegedly admitting on social media to burning down a Rohingya refugee camp in the national capital last Sunday. The complaint was filed by public interest lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan. Bhushan also tweeted on no action by BJP to remove him as he posted a copy of the criminal complaint.

05:27:01 on 20 Apr

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According to memos kept by former FBI director James Comey, that recount in detail efforts by Trump to influence the bureau's expanding investigation of Russia, Trump recalled being told by Russian President Vladimir Putin that Russia has the most beautiful prostitutes. The details were disclosed Thursday as the Justice Department released redacted versions of memos.

05:10:01 on 20 Apr

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Kiran Bala, an Indian Sikh woman, changed her name to Amna Bibi after embracing Islam and married a man based in Lahore on her own will. Now, a section of Sikhs in Pakistan have opposed her ‘amorous escapade’ on the pretext of a pilgrimage. They are demanding that the Pakistan government send her back to India at the earliest.

04:55:01 on 20 Apr

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Durga Malathi, an artist from Kerala faced stone-pelting after her paintings expressing her outrage over the gangrape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, were shared on Facebook. The paintings, depicting Hinduism and Hindu symbols, attracted a lot of criticism and verbal abuse. One of Malathi’s paintings depicted the male genitalia on a trident.

04:40:01 on 20 Apr

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Two girls were raped and murdered during wedding ceremonies in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, police said on Friday, adding to a number of brutal sexual assaults reported across India this week. The incident in Uttar Pradesh took place in Etah district on Thursday night, just three days after another minor girl was sexually assaulted and murdered about 50km away.

04:25:01 on 20 Apr

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The Centre told the Supreme Court it will ensure an amendment to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to ensure the punishment of the death penalty in cases of the rape of children of under 12 years of age. POCSO was framed to protect children from sexual abuse, sexual harassment and to provide a child-friendly system for the trial of these offences.

04:12:01 on 20 Apr

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The CBSE today informed the Delhi High Court that the decision not to conduct the re-examination of the Class 10 mathematics paper, which was allegedly leaked, was taken after doing a trend analysis of science, maths, and English papers. The CBSE said it was a considered decision and cannot put lakhs of students in difficulty just for one student who wanted a re-test of maths.

03:55:01 on 20 Apr

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The Supreme Court (SC) today ordered the Centre to seize wanted terrorist and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's properties. An SC bench headed by Justice R K Agrawal dismissed a plea filed by the underworld don's family against the attachment of his properties in Mumbai. Last November, three south Mumbai properties belonging to the fugitive don were auctioned for Rs 11.58 crore.

03:40:01 on 20 Apr

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has initiated an inquiry into the issue of Class XI students of Al-Ameen Public School, Edappally, Kochi, reportedly being denied promotion. The regional office of the board here has asked the school, to furnish the answer scripts of all students for all subjects of the Class 11 exam of the 2017-18 academic year.

03:25:01 on 20 Apr

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A derogatory post shared by BJP leader S Ve Shekher against women media persons in the state has triggered massive outrage. The post went on to accuse all women journalists in Tamil Nadu of 'sleeping around'. The post was deleted following the furor it sparked, but not before several members of the media fraternity took to Twitter to condemn the post and Shekher.

03:10:01 on 20 Apr

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A derogatory post shared by BJP leader S Ve Shekher against women media persons in the state has triggered massive outrage. The post went on to accuse all women journalists in Tamil Nadu of 'sleeping around'. The post was deleted following the furor it sparked, but not before several members of the media fraternity took to Twitter to condemn the post and Shekher.

02:56:01 on 20 Apr

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BJP national president Amit Shah wound up his two-day visit to Bengaluru with an interaction with entrepreneurs on Thursday evening. Earlier in the day, Shah chaired a series of meetings away from media glare with various wings of the party, and the state leaders to review the progress of various tasks he had set for them to achieve 'Mission 150' in the forthcoming election.

02:55:01 on 20 Apr

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“When you are going to school by auto, bus or by train keep a safe distance from the other sex.” “Take care of the way you sit.” “Don’t wear provocative dresses.” These are not warnings from a khap panchayat but lessons from a Class VIII science textbook on ways to prevent child sexual abuse that the Tamil Nadu government publishes under its Samacheer Kalvi system.

02:40:01 on 20 Apr

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Petrol prices rose to 55-month high while diesel became costliest ever. On Friday, petrol increased marginally by 1 paisa and diesel by 4 paise. Petrol in the national capital, Delhi now costs Rs 74.08 a litre, the highest since September 2013 when rates had hit Rs 76.06. Diesel price at Rs 65.31 is the highest ever.

02:25:01 on 20 Apr

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Jaywalking, which basically means that a person is crossing or walking on the road without regard for the traffic, is a common problem many countries face. To curb the same, Hubei in China decided to do an interesting experiment. To keep pedestrians from crossing the road during a red light, mini mist cannons have been installed.

02:10:01 on 20 Apr

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The AP govt has requested the Centre to sanction an amount of Rs 680 crore as 'drought relief' after a Central team visited five drought-affected districts this week. The team had visited different districts, following which a meeting was held between the team members and CM N Chandrababu Naidu at the Interim Government Complex (IGC) in Velagapudi on Thursday.

01:56:01 on 20 Apr

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The remains of a large building, said to be around 2,000-year-old, have been discovered in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, authorities said on Thursday. The excavation site, located in Fuxin Township, was a fort city along the Great Wall constructed during the reigns of Han Dynasty. The excavation work was launched in 2014 and around 850-square-metre area has been excavated.

01:40:01 on 20 Apr

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Midhun Khosh, a 22-year-old native of Palakkad district, had been looking forward to this ride for months, preparing hard for the task he believed wasn’t easy. But unfortunately for the avid biker and engineering student, it turned out to be his last ride. Midhun, met with an accident on Wednesday in Karnataka’s Chithradurga, when his bike collided with a lorry.

01:26:01 on 20 Apr

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It’s indeed great news for fans of Sunil Grover. After recently making a comeback on the small screen with Dhan Dhana Dhan and coming on board Vishal Bharadwaj’s Chhuriyaan, Sunil has bagged yet another Bollywood biggie. Yes, Indianexpress.com has exclusively learnt that the ace comedian is also a part of Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra starrer Bharat.

01:10:02 on 20 Apr

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IAF showcases might with massive exercise

SU-30 fighters roared into the sky as the IAF carried out a massive carpet bombing exercise at Dullong Mukh range in Assam on Thursday to check its striking capability. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, accompanied by Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, flew to the range to witness the drill carried out on extremely difficult terrain near Tezpur, close to Arunachal border.

12:56:01 on 20 Apr

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As summer sets in, several localities in the twin cities, particularly those in the fringe areas, are reeling from unscheduled and erratic power cuts, some lasting up to an hour. The power generating board has issued a schedule for power cuts during the morning and afternoon, ostensibly owing to ‘technical work’ being undertaken in certain localities.

12:41:01 on 20 Apr

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The opposition parties have moved a notice to the chairman of the Rajya Sabha seeking the impeachment of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Signed by 60 lawmakers, the idea was proposed by the Left Front after the public protest by four topmost judges of the SC on the CJI abusing his position as "master of the roster" and sensitive cases being allocated to junior judges.

12:28:01 on 20 Apr

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The opposition parties have moved a notice to RS chairman seeking the impeachment of CJI Misra. The notice has been signed by 60 lawmakers. Since January, opposition parties have been pushing for impeachment of Justice Misra. The idea was proposed by the Left Front days after four topmost judges of the SC went public with the allegation that the CJI was abusing his position.

12:27:01 on 20 Apr

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Melting ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are speeding up the already fast pace of sea level rise, new satellite research shows. At the current rate, the world's oceans on average will be at least 2 feet (61 centimetres) higher by the end of the century compared to today, according to researchers who published in Monday's Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.

12:10:01 on 20 Apr

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The Metro Rail frequency on the 30-km Nagole-Miyapur stretch is likely to be increased in a few days with the mandatory inspection by Commissioner Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) on the Mettuguda-Ameerpet stretch completed on Tuesday night. At present, the Metro services are being operated in manual mode between Mettuguda to Ameerpet.

11:56:01 on 20 Apr

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Former BJP minister Maya Kodnani was acquitted, while former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi’s life sentence till death was upheld by the Gujarat High Court in the Naroda Patiya riot case of 2002. As many as 97 Muslims were killed in the massacre that took place on 28 February 2002, in what was one of the worst incidents of the 2002 Gujarat riots.

11:43:04 on 20 Apr

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CM Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to prepare a comprehensive strategy to deal with the “re-emergence of extremism” in the state, amid reports that Sikh youths were being trained at ISI facilities in Pakistan. During the 30-minute meeting, the CM apprised Rajnath of the law and order situation in Punjab.

11:40:01 on 20 Apr

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Has the Tamil Nadu government deliberately omitted ‘Hazard Line’ from Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP)? The answer seems to be ‘yes’. Going by the new draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Notification, 2018, issued by Union environment ministry, the hazard line has been demarcated by Survey of India and already been shared with all coastal States/Union Territories.

11:25:01 on 20 Apr

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Eighteen Rohingyas from Myanmar, including three children and four women who had entered India illegally, were on Thursday apprehended in western Tripura, a police official said. According to the Khowai district police chief Krishnendu Chakraborty, the 18 Rohingyas were arrested in Khowai district's Teliamura -- 70 km north of Agartala, he added.

11:10:01 on 20 Apr

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A division bench of the Gujarat High Court will pronounce the judgment on a batch of appeal petitions moved by 32 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment for their roles in the Naroda Patiya case, on Friday, 20 April. As many as 97 Muslims were killed in the massacre that took place on 28 February 2002, in what was one of the worst incidents of the 2002 Gujarat riots.

11:03:50 on 20 Apr

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Days after a 19-minute long audio conversation between an Assistant Professor in Virudhunagar’s Devanga College for Art and women students rocked the state, a shocking revelation has emerged in the sex-for-cash scandal. According to a report, the WhatsApp conversation between Nirmala Devi, a mathematics professor and a woman student has been entered as evidence in the case.

10:40:01 on 20 Apr

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Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has been named as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people of 2018 following a stellar season last year in which he had amassed 2818 runs across all formats and slammed 11 centuries. "TIME's annual list of the world's most influential people is a designation of individuals whose time, in our estimation, is now," the magazine said.

10:25:01 on 20 Apr

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Gutkha scam: DVAC yet to file chargesheet

The Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (DVAC) has missed the deadline for filing a charge sheet on the multi-crore gutkha scam case. When the FIR was registered in the final week of September last year, a senior official said the charge sheet was likely to be filed by March. A charge sheet has to be filed within six months of registering an FIR.

10:10:01 on 20 Apr

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Cash crunch to be over today: SBI

The currency crunch seen in many parts of the country in the past few days showed signs of easing on Thursday with 86 percent of ATMs coming online, cash being transported to deficit areas and government presses working overtime to print new notes, officials said. SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar said the problem will be resolved by Friday.

09:55:01 on 20 Apr

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The Congress in K'ntka has recommended separate religious status for Lingayats ahead of elections in that state. This has created a divide between Veerashaiva Lingayats and Lingayats. The political blow back of this in Telangana is that the Telangana Rashtra Samiti on Wednesday allotted Rs 10 crore and one acre of land in Kokapet for Veerashaiva Lingayats to build a community hall.

09:40:01 on 20 Apr

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Describing the latest incident of outrageous rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in India as "revolting", IMF chief Christine Lagarde today hoped that the Indian authorities starting with PM Modi would pay more attention to it. Her sharp remarks come in the backdrop of a nationwide outrage over the rape cases in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua and Uttar Pradesh's Unnao.

09:25:01 on 20 Apr

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AP CM Naidu will observe a day-long fast here on Friday to demand Special Category Status (SCS) to the state. It is notable that Friday is also Naidu's birthday. Naidu will sit on hunger strike at Indira Gandhi Stadium from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm to pressurise the Centre to grant the SCS to Andhra Pradesh. The hunger strike will be called 'Dharma Porata Deeksha' or 'Fight for Justice'.

09:16:53 on 20 Apr

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After StarWars, OnePlus is teaming up with Marvel for its new flagship OnePlus 6. The company has just released an official announcement on its OnePlus India Twitter handle slating the launch of the new flagship on 27th this month. The tweet suggests that its new flagship might be an exclusive Marvel Avengers themed edition OnePlus 6.

08:56:01 on 20 Apr

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A photo of Deepika Singh Rajawat, the lawyer defending the Kathua rape victim, went viral on social media. Rajawat was lauded by many for her undeterred fight for justice in the case despite several threats. The reactions to the tweet, however were diverse- with several users disagreeing stating that it was indeed very ‘normal’ to see women not being stared at by men around her.

08:41:01 on 20 Apr

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Adventure sports are unique in their adrenaline-inducing capabilities, owing to the thrill and ‘risque’ factor involved. However, a sports lover must venture into such extreme activities after being educated into the art of taking a ‘calculated risk, say experts. Niharika Nigam, Director at Jumpin Heights, lists some precautionary measures that need to be kept in mind:

08:26:01 on 20 Apr

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The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the aviation ministry and the aviation regulator to follow the model of market watchdog Sebi and fund its own cost of operations, a move aimed at ending the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA)’s dependence on government for funds and work towards making it an autonomous body.

08:10:01 on 20 Apr

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Vidya Balan has lent her support to a campaign to stop film piracy, saying the industry has to speak in a unified voice to tackle the menace. The "Tumhari Sulu" star retweeted a link to a video in which she had appeared last month as part of a campaign against piracy, launched at the National Conference on "Counterfeiting and Role of Enforcement Agencies".

07:56:01 on 20 Apr

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Three Indian science academies have jointly spoken out in strong support of the proposed India-based Neutrino Observatory at Bodi West Hills of Theni district, Tamil Nadu. The joint statement by the Indian National Science Academy, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru is following continued protests led MDMK general secretary Vaiko.

07:40:02 on 20 Apr

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BMW Motorrad's G 310 R and G 310 GS are the most anticipated motorcycle from the German premium bike maker in India. BMW Motorrad showcased both the motorcycles at Auto Expo 2018 and confirmed launch in the second half of this year. While the company is coy about the exact timeframe of the launch, emerging reports indicate both BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS will be launched in July.

07:26:02 on 20 Apr

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At a time when people across India are protesting against rapes in Kathua in Jammu and Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, the Bombay high court (HC) on Thursday said “India seems to be nothing but a country of crimes and rapes.” The bench was hearing a bunch of petitions concerning investigation into murders of rationalist Dr Narendra Dabholkar and communist leader Govind Pansare.

07:10:01 on 20 Apr

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Six family members of Goraj village of Gujarat’s Vadodara diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), an inherited disorder, which is rare in India. The entire episode came in to light when 52-year-old Paresh went to a private hospital after having some issues of weight loss and changes in bowel movement.

06:56:01 on 20 Apr

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The Congress party’s jibe last month that the Janata Dal (Secular) was nothing more than the ‘B’ Team of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may have been made to score a political point, but it seems to have come true in part with party workers claiming the existence of a “secret pact” between the two parties to ensure the defeat of chief minister Siddaramaiah and his son Yathindra .

06:40:01 on 20 Apr

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Alia Bhatt, who is on a promotional spree for her upcoming movie Raazi has been spotted giving summer fashion goals on number of occasions. And yet again, the actor stepped out looking street-style chic in one of the classic fashion trends of all time — denim-on-denim.

06:26:02 on 20 Apr

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Meghan Markle hasn’t said whether she shall be wearing a tiara at her upcoming royal wedding, but she definitely has a huge and enviable collection to choose from. That’s because Queen Elizabeth II, has 100s of tiaras squirrelled away in locked vaults, and royal tradition holds that the queen will let Markle borrow one of these sparkly heirlooms.

05:56:01 on 20 Apr

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Amazon India is the fastest growing marketplace in India and the most visited site on both desktop and mobile in the country, according to Amazon founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Jeff Bezos. Bezos cited data from market analytics firms comScore and SimilarWeb to highlight Amazon’s dominance in India.

10:55:01 on 19 Apr

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Bengaluru is the most preferred city for office expansion in the Asia Pacific region, followed by Shanghai and Singapore, a report by commercial real estate services firm CBRE said on Thursday.The CBRE Asia Pacific Occupier Survey 2018 said: "Although Shanghai has a large volume of new office supply, strong expansionary demand is expected to limit downward pressure on rents."

10:42:01 on 19 Apr

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The Reserve Bank is expected to recoup forex reserves despite India being put on currency manipulator watch list by the US, says a report. According to BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research report, RBI will follow an asymmetric forex policy of buying forex when the USD is weakening and allowing Rs 65-66/USD when it strengthens.

10:25:01 on 19 Apr

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Any guy with half a cricket eye would have known that he was going to be a great player. His hunger for runs, his ball-striking ability - we are talking [about] 2008 - he hit the ball to all parts of the ground, got natural power and then the determination to go with it. He had the hunger to be great. It was all there. That's one of the easier recruitments you could make.

10:10:02 on 19 Apr

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To help beginners learn coding on their smartphones, Google has launched a new learn-to-code app called Grasshopper. Grasshopper has been created by a team of coders from Google's workshop for experimental products — "Area 120". "We made Grasshopper to help folks like you get into coding in a fun and easy way," the company said in a blog post on 18 April.

09:57:01 on 19 Apr

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For the promotions of her upcoming flick Raazi, Alia decided to give her Indian wear a break in favour of something more casual cool; the Canadian tuxedo. Alia wore a pair of high waist jeans with fading down the centre and detailing at the hem. With it, she wore a white V-neck inner and over it, an icy blue denim jacket.

09:40:01 on 19 Apr

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Claiming that bank staff is facing public anger due to cash crunch at banks and ATMs, the All-India Banks Employees Association (AIBEA) today threatened to launch an agitation as it blamed the government and the RBI for the situation. Bank employees seem to be facing the wrath of the public for a problem as well.

09:25:02 on 19 Apr

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Pakistan is likely to file a counter rejoinder on or before July 17 in the International Court of Justice or ICJ on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The Indian national was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism, a media report said today.

09:10:01 on 19 Apr

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Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the Navy, told air traffic control she had "149 souls" on board and was carrying 21,000 pounds - or about five hours' worth - of fuel. The engine on Shults's plane had, in fact, exploded. The way Tammie Jo Shults handled the emergency has been applauded by passengers, but the captain shrugged off praise for their actions.

08:55:01 on 19 Apr

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Director Ram Gopal Varma, who has been backing actor Sri Reddy in her protest, has come out and said that it was his idea that led her to talk against Pawan Kalyan. In a video statement he posted on YouTube, RGV has admitted that it was he who asked Sri Reddy to challenge some of the biggest stars in the industry to get momentum around her protest.

08:45:01 on 19 Apr

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In a rare move, the US Senate has voted unanimously to allow the babies of its members into the chamber. The rule change was done on Wednesday to accommodate senators with newborn babies, allowing them now to be able to bring their less than one-year-old children onto the Senate floor and breastfeed them during votes.

08:36:02 on 19 Apr

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The news that went viral on Katrina Kaif penning her autobiography seems to have turned out to be false. According to a source who is also Katrina's friend, she is not ready to reveal her personal life to others. The source claims that she is a very private person who does not want to tell the world what the real Katrina is like.

08:15:01 on 19 Apr

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The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's blockbuster 'Black Panther' premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater. Though it was a private, invitation-only screening on Wednesday evening, for many Saudis it marked one of the clearest moments of change to sweep the country in decades.

08:05:01 on 19 Apr

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Amitabh Bachchan has said he feels "disgusted" even to talk about the recent rapes that have shaken and outraged the nation. The 75-year-old megastar was asked to respond to the Kathua and Unnao rapes as the ambassador of the government's "Beti Bachao-Beti Padao" campaign, a slogan that has been lampooned by critics after the incidents.

07:55:01 on 19 Apr

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A third-year PhD student at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday by hanging himself from the ceiling fan in his hostel room. The reason behind the suicide is still not clear. The police said they have found a note from the student’s room which was reportedly torn into pieces.

07:45:01 on 19 Apr

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A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida today on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system that might be capable of harboring life. The launch took place following a two-day postponement forced by a technical glitch found on Monday in the rocket's guidance-control system.

07:44:15 on 19 Apr

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Justin Fernandez, 27, a native of Kollam in Kerala has bagged the highest paying job in the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM-N) campus placements this time. Hyderabad-based Value Labs offered him associate director's job and a pay package of Rs 19 lakh. Both, the job profile and the pay are highest so far to have been offered to any IIM-N student.

07:36:01 on 19 Apr

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