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Nabha Natesh is Ileana 2.0: RGV

Ram Gopal Varma is in awe of Nabha Natesh, the young actress who debuted in 'Nannu Dochukunduvate' last year. "After watching 'iSmart Shankar', I have no doubt that Nabha Natesh is Ileana 2.0," the director tweeted out. Buoyed by his compliment, Nabha wrote that she is glad RGV enjoyed the film.

07:01:47 on 21 Jul

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The Health Ministry has banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of antibiotics, Colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements in a bid to preserve the drug's efficacy in humans. The ban has been imposed under provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

06:46:28 on 21 Jul

A 24-year-old man, who was allegedly attacked by a group of people here for posting a picture of himself consuming beef soup, was arrested Sunday on charge of disturbing peace, soon after he was discharged from a hospital, according to police. Earlier four people were arrested for allegedly attacking him.

06:40:15 on 21 Jul

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Ambati Rayudu made headlines when he announced retirement from all forms of cricket after being overlooked twice by the selectors during the World Cup 2019. Team India chief selector MSK Prasad said the decision had been "completely devoid of any bias or favouritism", adding that the "permutations and combinations" was the reasoning behind Ambati Rayudu's exclusion.

06:28:23 on 21 Jul

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A video of a woman pushing a priest off the stage while he was addressing the audience has gone viral. The recent incident took place in Cachoeira Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil where the unidentified woman pushed the priest as he said, "fat women don't go to heaven". The video went viral and Twitterati has some strong comments about the views of the priest. Have a look.

06:16:18 on 21 Jul

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Four elderly tribal people, including two women, all above 60 years of age, were dragged out of their houses and beaten to death with sticks and sharp weapons by enraged villagers who suspected them of being ‘witches’ in Jharkhand’s Gumla village, around 110-km west of capital Ranchi, in the early hours of Sunday, the police said.

05:59:55 on 21 Jul

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Harley Quinn in comics has come a long way from being a sidekick to Joker to being an insane criminal mastermind herself. DC Universe, DC’s streaming service, has released a trailer for a Harley Quinn animated TV series. After Margot Robbie played the character in 2016’s otherwise reviled Suicide Squad, the character has gained fans among non-comic book readers as well.

05:42:02 on 21 Jul

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MS Dhoni ruled himself out of the upcoming tour of West Indies and that paved the way for Rishabh Pant to be included in the India squad as the lone wicketkeeper-batsman. Announcing the squad for West Indies tour, chief selector, MSK Prasad said that they (selectors) are looking to groom Rishabh Pant for the future while keeping an eye on his workload.

05:27:54 on 21 Jul

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India had 120 million online gamers in 2016, according to a KPMG-Google report. But all that was before PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile swept the country last year. There are no clear estimates of how many has the mobile game turned into gamers, but the craze seems to have pushed youngsters towards taking up gaming courses.

05:16:16 on 21 Jul

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Xiaomi is known for its budget smartphones that offer high specifications at attractive prices but it is also known for its advertisement and push notifications that come along with it. The pre-loaded apps in the phone not only show advertisements while running, but also send promotional messages via notifications.

04:52:20 on 21 Jul

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Veteran Congress leader and three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was cremated at a state funeral around 3:45 pm on Sunday. She had died of a cardiac arrest on Saturday at age 81. Several top Congress leaders, including Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Ahmed Patel and chief ministers Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath, paid their last respects to Dikshit.

04:35:46 on 21 Jul

Shikhar Dhawan made his return to the Indian cricket team after suffering an injury during the ICC World Cup 2019 as he was named in the ODI and T20 sides which will take on West Indies. Dhawan was ruled out of the World Cup after the Indian opener was hit on his left hand by a Pat Cummins delivery during India’s match against Australia.

04:26:51 on 21 Jul

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An Indian-origin stand-up comedian died on stage due to high level of anxiety while performing his act in front of a packed audience in Dubai, according to a media report. He complained of high level of anxiety, sat down on the bench next to him and collapsed onto the floor, with audience thinking that it must be a part of the show.

04:16:07 on 21 Jul

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Star badminton player P V Sindhu had to be content with a runner-up finish at the Indonesia Open after losing the title clash in straight games to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, here Sunday. Sindhu lost the final of the BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament 15-21 16-21 to the fourth seed.

03:49:54 on 21 Jul

Ravichandran Ashwin is no stranger to using a number of different actions while bowling and he stunned the crcket fans with a bizzare one while playing for the Dindigul Dragons against Chepauk Super Gillies in TNPL. Ashwin delivered the ball without a full action as his non-bowling arm remained unmoved and he completed the run-up by releasing the ball on his left foot.

03:36:17 on 21 Jul

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Students might soon be able to pursue multiple degrees simultaneously from different universities or the same university, with UGC studying the feasibility of the idea. The UGC has set up a panel headed by its Vice Chairman Bhushan Patwardhan to examine the issue of pursuing two degree programmes simultaneously.

03:17:01 on 21 Jul

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The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an "error" and should have given one run fewer, a report said. A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he tried to complete a second run and raced to the boundary, with Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena awarding six.

03:03:01 on 21 Jul

Priyanka Chopra, who turned a year older on July 18, continued her birthday celebrations on a yacht in Miami. Pictures of the 'Desi Girl' letting her hair down with husband Nick Jonas, mother Madhu Chopra are being widely shared by fan clubs. What has caught the attention of citizens is the picture of Priyanka smoking a cigarette, while Nick and Madhu enjoy cigars.

02:50:16 on 21 Jul

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Scores of people turned up to pay homage to former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikhsit as her body was brought to the Congress headquarters on Sunday. The three-time chief minister and senior Congress leader, who gave Delhi its modern look, passed away Saturday afternoon at a private hospital here after suffering a cardiac arrest.

02:34:14 on 21 Jul

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the BJP of making inroads in the state through "money, police and EVM (Electronic Voting Machines) and said in the coming assembly elections, they will "lose everything". Demanding the ballot box back, she said the Lok Sabha election earlier this year was " a mystery, not history".

02:27:02 on 21 Jul

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Observing that the Dam Safety Bill proposed by the Centre was not favourable to the State, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday assured the Assembly that all steps would be taken to exert pressure on the Centre to withdraw it. He said the Dam Safety Bill was not favourable as Tamil Nadu has to be dependant on neighbouring states for maintenance of the dams.

02:18:59 on 21 Jul

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The JDS-Congress coalition that is hanging by a thin rope has been dealt yet another blow. The latest comes from ally BSP, whose lone MLA in the Karnataka assembly had extended support to the Kumaraswamy government earlier. Now, MLA Mahesh has said that Mayawati's BSP has asked him to abstain from voting in the floor test on Monday.

02:12:30 on 21 Jul

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Kadaram Kondan is the latest film to fall prey to Tamilrockers, the piracy website that has become a bane for film and TV producers. An action thriller directed by Rajesh Selva, Kadaram Kondan stars Vikram, Akshara Haasan and Abi Hassan in the lead roles. Tamilrockers regularly leaks major films & TV shows and puts up the content as soon as it is released or aired.

01:56:47 on 21 Jul

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Rain seems to be eluding most parts of the state this season, proving wrong the forecast of the MET department and private weather bloggers. Although the southwest monsoon, which begins on June 1, is not the primary rain season, the rain is far below the mark so far. The state got 71.7mm rain since June 1 against the expected 99.5mm, a deficit of 28%.

01:47:01 on 21 Jul

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A fire broke out at a four-storey building near the Taj Mahal hotel in south Mumbai's Colaba today. Firefighters have reached the site and are trying to bring the situation under control, officials said. Nine people have been rescued from the burning Churchill Chamber building, and some are feared trapped.

01:43:18 on 21 Jul

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Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the Congress headquarters, paying their tributes to former Delhi CM and Congress stalwart, Sheila Dikshit, who passed away on Saturday. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said that Dikshit had been a major support for her, and her death was a big loss to the party.

01:38:45 on 21 Jul

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Lady Superstar Nayanthara's long-pending project Kolaiyuthir Kaalam, directed by Chakri Toleti finally gets a release date. The film is set to hit screens on July 26 and it marks Nayanthara's fourth release of the year. The film was earlier slated to release on June 14, but a stay was obtained by director Balaji, who filed a petition saying he had the rights to the title.

01:32:13 on 21 Jul

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Political leaders and well-wishers, including leaders from the Congress's rival BJP, came to three-time Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's home in south Delhi this morning to pay their respects after the veteran Congress leader died of a cardiac arrest on Saturday. She was 81. Her body has been taken to the Congress headquarters in central Delhi.

01:11:41 on 21 Jul

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After Baagamathie, which released in 2018 January, Anushka Shetty didn't have any release so far. There were innumerable rumours about her projects, but the actress only signed up for Nishabdham. The actress has now completed 14 years in the film industry and the production company of Nishabdham has wished the actress with the first-look poster of the movie.

01:05:01 on 21 Jul

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Chennai city is going through its worst-ever drinking water crisis and the groundwater table has gone down steeply due to lack of rain and protracted drought-like condition for the past three years. According to the data shared by the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board, all the areas have recorded a fall in the groundwater table.

12:56:38 on 21 Jul

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Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s last rites will be performed on Sunday afternoon. The veteran Congress leader died on Saturday in a New Delhi hospital at the age of 81 will be accorded a state funeral. Her body will be taken from her residence in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area to the Congress headquarters Sunday noon.

12:49:07 on 21 Jul

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Heavy rains, which has lashed Kerala for the past three days as the southwest monsoon gained momentum, will persist in the state for the next two days. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued red warning to various districts until Monday. This warning has been issued to the districts where extremely heavy rainfall, up to 204mm in 24 hours, is predicted.

12:33:12 on 21 Jul

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A high voltage debate on plethora of issues including April Lok Sabha results, Tamil Nadu’s fiscal health and Cauvery issue was witnessed in the Assembly on the concluding day of the Budget session on Saturday. While trading exchanges, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami remarked that the opposition DMK won the polls by “giving false assurances as candy to voters.”

12:23:00 on 21 Jul

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When two people start dating each other, everything seems rosy. But slowly, issues start surfacing between them. And, one of the major and first issues that people face in relationships is that of temper — either in both partners or one of them. Bad temper can have serious repercussion on your bond and most people may not even realise it.

12:12:37 on 21 Jul

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Every day, a 50-wagon train chugs from Jolarpet to Chennai 215 km away, carrying that precious commodity — water. It is a laborious process. It takes nearly four hours to load 2.5 mn ltrs of water on the train, another 4 hours for the journey, and four more hours to offload the water at the depot near Villivakkam railway station, where it is pumped to Kilpauk Water Works.

12:05:52 on 21 Jul

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“Whenever people talk of a developed and growing Delhi, Sheilaji’s name will be remembered,” said Sandeep Dikshit, a former MP and son of three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who passed away on Saturday. During her 15-year tenure, Dikshit is credited for transforming Delhi, despite its complex matrix of governance, into a “world-class city”.

11:59:00 on 21 Jul

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Schizophrenia is a brain disorder wherein you "lose the touch with reality." It can be caused through various biological, psychological or social factors. Both male and females are equally likely to have schizophrenia but studies show early onset in males than females. It usually occurs between the ages of 16-30, which is known to be the transitional stage of life.

11:47:56 on 21 Jul

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House of TTV is getting leaner. The third of the dissident AIADMK legislators, S. Prabhu, called on Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami here on Saturday, completing a cycle of pro-Dhinakaran MLAs deserting him after the drubbing that his Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) got in the Lok Sabha elections.

11:42:33 on 21 Jul

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Kriti Sanon is all set to share screen space with Diljit Dosanjh and Varun Sharma in the upcoming film titled Arjun Patiala. The co-stars are currently on a promotional spree. At the recent promotional event, Kriti's style was on point. The actress opted for a powder blue colored Falguni and Shane Peacock outfit. Her dress featured a sheer high neck and pleated ruffles.

11:32:17 on 21 Jul

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In the winter of 2012, Sheila Dikshit underwent her second angioplasty and her family wanted her to quit politics but then the horrific December 16 gang rape took place and she made up her mind not to "run away from the battlefield". After she complained of fatigue, doctors confirmed a 90 percent blockage in her right coronary artery, and she underwent the procedure.

11:26:49 on 21 Jul

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The Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation has been asked by the Health Department to test the samples of the antibiotic injection (cefotaxime) given to patients who developed fever and itching soon after. The Health Department officials said 30 patients were given cefotaxime over the last few days and they developed itching etc.

11:20:07 on 21 Jul

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A sign of the Opposition BJP’s single-minded determination to win the trust vote against the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka has been evident in its refusal to be baited into a clash with ruling MLAs in the Assembly despite allegations of BJP leaders paying MLAs to defect and topple the government.

11:17:40 on 21 Jul

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Kriti Sanon, who is riding high on the success of her last film Luka Chuppi, was the latest target of trolls when she posted a picture with a cheetah on Instagram. The actress was on a trip to Zambia when she clicked the picture while on a jungle safari. Kriti, however, said that she tries to stay away from negativity.

11:12:31 on 21 Jul

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Heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places in north interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Telangana and Maharashtra today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The weather office also predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and south Konkan and Goa.

11:07:40 on 21 Jul

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TN: Monsoon brings more water into dams

Since the south-west monsoon has intensified in the last few days, the flow of water into dams has increased significantly. The flow of water into Papanasam dam, which was at 949 cusecs two days ago, increased to 2,911 cusecs on Saturday. As a result, the water level in the dam increased by 3.8 feet in a day. Meanwhile, the outflow remained nearly the same at 305 cusecs.

10:44:25 on 21 Jul

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The Trinamool Congress is all set to hold an annual show of strength today with a mega Martyrs' Day rally in Kolkata where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to kick off poll campaign for the state elections likely to be held in 2021. Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Saturday said the TMC leaders "must pay back cut money before heading to Kolkata for the rally."

10:37:37 on 21 Jul

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What's in my Bag with Asha Negi

The beautiful Asha Negi recently gave us a peek into her bag. She answered some really fun questions and revealed to us, the three people that she would love to carry in her bag, with whom would she like to swap her bag, three things that she absolutely cannot do without in her bag and more.

10:06:22 on 21 Jul

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DMK’s plea delayed civic polls: Velumani

Minister for Local Administration SP Velumani blamed the principal opposition party DMK for delay in conducting the local body elections and stated that the polls were postponed after DMK filed a petition seeking quota for Scheduled Tribes. When the bill seeking to extend the time of special officers in local bodies was moved in the assembly, DMK MLA objected it.

09:59:34 on 21 Jul

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A senior member of the Indian cricket team has come under the scanner for violating BCCI’s ‘family clause’ rules during the World Cup, where the team made a semifinal exit. The player in question had specifically requested for his wife to stay with him for more than the permissible period of 15 days but it was shot down by CoA, which had laid down the rules.

09:53:04 on 21 Jul

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Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit's last rites will be performed today, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel said on Saturday. Ms Dikshit died on Saturday of a cardiac arrest at a Delhi hospital at the age of 81. The veteran Congress leader's body has been taken to her residence in Delhi's Nizamuddin area from the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in Okhla.

09:49:00 on 21 Jul

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HP has added a new commercial PC to its lineup by launching the HP ProBook 445 G6 notebook in India. The new laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen quad-core processor. The laptop is priced at Rs 67,260. The HP ProBook 445 G6 comes with a 180-degree hinge, a first on the ProBook 400 lineup, which allows the device work in various environments through Lay-Flat design

09:27:02 on 21 Jul

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In a bid to widen its upcountry liaison footprint, the Palaniswami-led AIADMK govt will establish a new ‘Tamil Nadu Housecum-Cultural Centre’ in Mumbai, on the lines of the ‘Tamil Nadu House’ in New Delhi. This new facility in Mumbai was being created in response to demands from various quarters to enable govt officials on official work have a place to stay in Mumbai,

08:57:01 on 21 Jul

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Vijay fans have taken over Twitter yet again as the release date of Bigil's first single was announced on Twitter. It is revealed that the first single, titled Singapenne, is going to release on July 23. The fans of Thalapathy have gone gaga over the news as they have been waiting for a promo of the film for a long time.

08:27:02 on 21 Jul

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Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s last rites will be performed on Sunday afternoon. She was 81. Thousands of party workers reached her residence to pay their tributes and raised slogans of ‘Sheila Dikshit Amar Rahe’ (Sheila Dikshit’s memory stays forever). “Her last rites will be performed at 2.30 pm at Nigam Bodh Ghat crematorium.” Delhi Congress said.

07:57:01 on 21 Jul

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Forest dump: Wildlife on a diet of waste

The recent death of a six-year-old male tiger at Parsons Valley Reservoir in Nilgiris district has again brought to the fore the threat to wildlife posed by poor solid waste management practices adopted by local bodies. The bloated body of the tiger was found in the past week. Alarmingly, the postmortem also showed that the big cat had a piece of a blade in its intestine.

07:27:01 on 21 Jul

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A sudden drop in pressure in one of the tanks containing helium gas on the GSLV Mk-III rocket was behind ISRO’s decision to abort the Chandrayaan-2 moon mission last week. Less than an hour before lift-off on July 15, India’s first mission to land on the moon was scrubbed after what ISRO said was a “technical snag”.

06:57:01 on 21 Jul

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit Sonbhadra today where 10 people were killed in a shootout this week over a land dispute. The Chief Minister's visit comes amid a spiralling political row over the deaths, blamed on a village chief trying to forcefully take control of land from farmers.

06:27:01 on 21 Jul

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The public sector Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has 1.60 Crore LPG domestic customers with the share of 57.7 per cent market share for its Indane LPG, across the state of Tamil Nadu and supplies to customers are made through a network of 900 distributors, said R. Chidambaram IOC’s general manager Corporate Communications Southern Region.

06:06:02 on 21 Jul

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When I was slathering sunscreen all over my body at the beach last week, I felt a genuine wave of panic when I realized I didn't have anything to protect my hair. What would happen to my dye job? Does hair sunscreen even exist? Googling what do with my newborn baby hair I discovered hair and scalp sunscreens are very much a thing.

05:27:01 on 21 Jul

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After dealing with the scorching summer heat, if you thought your skin would have some downtime in the monsoons, you might want to have a rethink. From Sonam Kapoor Ahuja to Parineeti Chopra, Mitali Vakil and Tanvi Chemburkar have been serving up budge-proof makeup looks on a wide roster of celebrities. Here’s what they have to say about rain-proofing your makeup.

04:57:01 on 21 Jul

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Your twenties and thirties are when you are in the prime of your health. You won’t be particularly concerned about your health unless you start noticing specific symptoms. Don’t be fooled by age, though. Several conditions may seem like they are for older folks but you may be surprised that they can affect you in your youth too.

04:27:01 on 21 Jul

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Swiss residents and tourists alike are partying like they haven’t since 1999. The town of Vevey has kicked off the 12th “Fete des Vignerons,” or Winemakers Festival, the latest installment in a centuries-old tradition of celebrating vineyard workers, which nowadays takes place only once a generation.

03:56:01 on 21 Jul

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Does Facebook lead to depression?

A recent study has claimed that people who use Facebook passively, that is, don’t post themselves, tend to compare themselves with others and are in danger of developing depressive symptoms. Most people use Facebook to share the best glimpses of their lives. However, studies have claimed that self-esteem takes a hit as it seems that everyone is better than them.

03:26:01 on 21 Jul

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Some health issues are unique to seasons. The respiratory infection starts showing up in the rainy season and in the late winter in India.T he flu is often behind such infections. Moreover, because the viruses that cause the flu constantly change, the best way to protect yourself is a flu shot.

02:56:01 on 21 Jul

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K-Beauty is evolving again, but not in the way you’d expect. After igniting beauty trends on a global scale, South Korea is now seeing an underground revolution that is calling for more realistic beauty standards. So, why now, and what’s changed? The international enthusiasm for beauty technology and innovative delivery systems from South Korea is seemingly insatiable.

02:26:02 on 21 Jul

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If the sultry monsoon season is getting far too hot and sticky for you to bear, a splash of cotton from your closet will do the trick. A salwar kameez suit in cotton won't only solve the hassle of picking an entire outfit but will also be the light, breathable layer you need to step out on humid days.

01:55:01 on 21 Jul

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Humanity’s continuing destruction of wildlife is driving several species towards extinction. IUCN has released its latest Red List with a list of all the species that are under threat. The habit of razing down forests has led to the loss of habitat for seven species of primates, while overfishing has pushed two families of rays to the brink of extinction.

01:25:01 on 21 Jul

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A group of Japanese researchers from Kumamoto University have shown that anxious behaviour in mice is reduced after consuming Matcha powder or Matcha extract. Its calming effects appear to be due to mechanisms that activate dopamine D1 receptors and serotonin 5-HT1A receptors, both of which are closely related to anxious behaviour.

12:57:01 on 21 Jul

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Tourists and a pilot on a helicopter sightseeing tour of Iceland have found dozens of dead whales on a remote beach in Iceland. David Schwarzhans, a pilot for Reykjavík Helicopters, said he and his passengers counted 50 long-finned pilot whales washed up on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland on Thursday.

12:27:01 on 21 Jul

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The researchers from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) found that the presence of cigarette butts in the soil reduces the germination success and shoot length of clover by 27 per cent and 28 per cent, respectively, while root biomass (root weight) reduced by 57 per cent. For grass, germination success reduced by 10 per cent and shoot length by 13 per cent.

11:57:02 on 20 Jul

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Global warming is set to drastically change the climate of several cities. In three decades, around 2050, London is set to have a climate similar to Barcelona; Madrid will feel like Marrakech and Stockholm will be like Budapest. This means that cities that are all currently lying in the cold zones in the northern hemisphere will get considerably hotter.

11:27:01 on 20 Jul

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Nishtha Dudeja is an accomplished lawn tennis player, and even knows judo. In 2018, she became the first Indian woman to bag the title of Miss Deaf Asia. Nishtha Dudeja, who has beaten the odds despite a severe hearing loss, has been a source of inspiration to many. Societal prejudice against the specially-abled, however, upsets her.

10:57:02 on 20 Jul

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HP has added a new commercial PC to its lineup by launching the HP ProBook 445 G6 notebook in India. The new laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen quad-core processor and comes with a promise of long battery life. The laptop is priced at Rs 67,260. The HP ProBook 445 G6 comes with a 180-degree hinge, a first on the ProBook 400 lineup.

10:27:01 on 20 Jul

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The XVIIth additional city civil court judge V Thenmozhe, who gave the order recently, said, The hospital has not produced any documentary evidence to prove the fact that the blood transfused to the boy was tested or screened to exclude that the blood was not affected by HIV and other virus."

09:57:01 on 20 Jul

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A sure shot way of knowing if something has become a social trend in India is when it becomes an Amul Butter billboard. That’s exactly what happened with the #SareeTwitter trend on Twitter over the last week when the billboard said: Saree duniya dekh rahee hain. But it isn’t all fun and games. Indians on social media take their saree very seriously.

09:27:01 on 20 Jul

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To live very long and well, Indian billionaires invest in God, while American tech billionaires invest in becoming gods. For some time both the ideas seemed vacuous, but now it appears that the tech billionaires may be more persuasive after all. One such possibility lies in Elon Musk's proposal of merging the human brain and the computer.

08:57:01 on 20 Jul

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Netflix Inc., whose shares plunged after it reported the worst drop in U.S. users since 2011, is looking for new subscriber growth in India. Trouble is, so are a raft of ambitious local players with cut-rate programming packages. With a growing number of smartphones and a surge in the use of broadband, India has become a battleground for streaming services.

08:27:01 on 20 Jul

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A discussion on the Protection of Human Rights Bill took a bizarre turn in the LS, after BJP MP Satypal Singh attempted to prove wrong Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. His statement did not go unchallenged in the house. DMK MP Kanimozhi, with a wry smile on her face said, "Unfortunately, my ancestors are not rishis. My ancestors are homo sapiens, as science says."

07:58:20 on 20 Jul

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Ardor 29, a pub in Gurugram, has come up with a rather strange concept. And it has left us scratching our heads. They have launched a product that they are calling 'female beer'. I mean who knew beer had gender! The reason, according to them, lies in the taste. "Most women don't like the bitter taste of beer," a spokesperson told News18.

07:57:01 on 20 Jul

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Hours after she was spotted at director Luv Ranjan’s home with actor Ranbir Kapoor, presumably to discuss an upcoming project, Deepika Padukone’s fans have started the #NotMyDeepika hashtag on Twitter. They are protesting the possibility of their favourite actor working with a filmmaker who has in the past been accused of sexual harassment and of making chauvinistic films.

07:48:20 on 20 Jul

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Having come under fire in the last domestic season for poor standards of umpiring, BCCI under the Supreme Court-appointed CoA has decided to use "limited DRS" during the knockout stages of the Ranji Trophy this season. But the BCCI officials have called this another attempt to sweep the mistakes under the carpet rather than address the issue of lack of quality umpires.

07:29:25 on 20 Jul

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Delhi's three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday. While the entire nation is mourning her death, Akshay Kumar leads Bollywood in paying condolence to her family. The senior Congress leader was the Chief Minister of Delhi for 15 years before Arvind Kejriwal took over as the CM in 2013.

07:13:54 on 20 Jul

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The theme song for Nerkonda Paarvai titled Thee Mugam Dhaan was released on July 20 by producer Boney Kapoor and Zee Music South. It has been sung by Sathyan, Senthil Dass and Sarath Santhosh. After Nerkonda Paarvai was confirmed to hit screens on August 8, now a lot of anticipation revolves around the album of the film, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

06:53:36 on 20 Jul

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“I didn’t want to get into politics, I didn’t have the desire,” says India’s longest serving woman chief minister. Sheila Dikshit was a reluctant heir to the veteran Congress leader Uma Shankar Dikshit. Unlike her son, Dikshit’s entry into politics was not owing to being born into a political family." she recalls.

06:40:47 on 20 Jul

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In the beginning of 2018, the 26.4 acre Thamarai Keni lake in Shollinaganallur looked nothing like its name signified. It was a picture of complete neglect with sewage and waste dumped into it and the lake bed used as a space for open defecation. It took enormous effort on the part of a non-governmental organisation, EFI, to begin restoring the lake last July.

06:33:01 on 20 Jul

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With just a day to go for the first episode of the third season of Bigg Boss Telugu, students from the OUJAC staged a protest outside the house of actor Nagarjuna, who will host the show. The protesting students said that despite allegations of sexual harassment, the organisers of Bigg Boss, the official broadcaster Star MAA, and the host were silent on the issue.

06:12:01 on 20 Jul

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ICC inducted the legendary Sachin Tendulkar in its Hall of Fame. In one of their tweets about Tendulkar ICC asked, “The ‘Little Master’ is the latest person to enter the ICC Hall of Fame! ... Is he the greatest cricketer of all time?” One fan reacted by asking the ICC if this was a question that needed to be asked.

05:59:34 on 20 Jul

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today said he was "devastated" to hear the news of three-time Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit's death. "I'm devastated to hear about the passing away of Sheila Dikshit Ji, a beloved daughter of the Congress Party, with whom I shared a close personal bond.

05:40:27 on 20 Jul

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PV Sindhu made a remarkable comeback in the semifinal of Indonesia Open 2019, beating World No. 3 Chen Yufei 21-19, 21-10. Left as the only surviving Indian shuttler in the Indonesia Open Super Series, Sindhu will now take on Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday. Sindhu has failed to win a title this year and is now a step closer to getting her first of the season.

05:20:56 on 20 Jul

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Imran Khan, came to power with a promise of Naya Pakistan, vowing to shun all VIP culture. Sadly, members of his government stretched it a bit further, as they gave birth to a ‘VVIP toilet’. Yes, photos of biometric recognition machine installed outside the bathroom of the Min of Industries for top officials have gone viral – and people are not at all impressed by it.

05:15:37 on 20 Jul

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Amala Paul’s Aadai released on Friday evening after an eleventh-hour conundrum that resulted in the morning and noon shows being cancelled. While this needless drama might have dampened Aadai’s opening, Amala’s performance in it more than makes up for all of that. The actor as Kamini holds you tight right from the very first frame.

05:00:48 on 20 Jul

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Former Delhi Chief Minister and senior Congress stalwart Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday at the age of 81. The senior Congress leader was the Chief Minister of Delhi for 15 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind were among the first ones to offer condolences on Congress leader and former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit's demise.

04:45:26 on 20 Jul

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Saturday said the Union government was not making any attempts to impose Hindi in Tamil Nadu and was trying to promote Tamil as well. Sitharaman's response to queries of reporters here came in the backdrop of state political parties protesting the conduct of recent Postal department exams in English and Hindi only.

04:42:00 on 20 Jul

Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit passed away on Saturday at the age of 81, a family member confirmed to The Indian Express. The three-time CM was admitted at Escorts hospital in the morning. Dikshit was not feeling well and was rushed to Escorts hospital in the morning and slipped into coma following which she passed away, according to the family member.

04:21:46 on 20 Jul

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Whether you like it or not, your hormones are responsible in a big way for how your skin and hair feel and behave. Breaking out heavily on your jawline? Or are you finding hair growing in places on your face it’s not supposed to? Or perhaps, you feel like your hair simply doesn’t have the volume it used to have? Most likely, it’s your hormones to blame.

04:18:14 on 20 Jul

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While the FaceApp challenge may have taken social media by storm, 2019’s top pick still remains the bottle-cap challenge. There have been some unusual takes on the challenge so far, but this one probably takes away the cake as it’s a tough one to beat. In a new video doing rounds on social media, it shows not a kick but cannon used to uncap the bottle!

04:06:17 on 20 Jul

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The Lion King being animated might be making news now, but a 30-year old film starring Rajinikanth was the first Tamil project to use animated characters with live actors. The song in question — Raja Chinna Roja — was a sensation back in 1989, for it used an animated version of elephant, rabbit and monkey long before computer graphics became a thing.

03:39:18 on 20 Jul

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Popular browser extensions like ad blockers have been caught harvesting personal data of millions of consumers who use Chrome and Firefox-- not only their browsing histories but also exposing tax returns, medical records, credit card information and other sensitive data in the public domain.

03:27:17 on 20 Jul

A Canadian trophy-hunter, who was slammed for kissing his partner beside a lion they had just shot and killed in Africa, has now been disowned by his own daughter. “Hard work in the hot Kalahari sun… well done. A monster lion,” Darren and Carolyn Carter of Edmonton, Alberta, had captioned their photo on FB, drawing flak from animal rights activists and social media users.

03:06:36 on 20 Jul

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If for a brief period we cast our mind away from Dhoni – easier said than done – then there are a lot of things to look forward to when the selectors meet in Mumbai to choose the Indian sides for the West Indies tour. The series is generating a lot of interest and many questions. In spite of the questions, these five youngsters can break their way into the Indian sides.

02:58:12 on 20 Jul

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