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A JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by HD Kumaraswamy will be sworn-in today in Karnataka at a ceremony attended by top opposition leaders and chief ministers, a development that could lay the foundation of a broad-based anti-BJP front before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Kumaraswamy will be the second chief minister to take oath in Karnataka within a week.

10:12:01 on 23 May

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If you are the kind of person who likes to make impulsive travel plans, you may find some relief in the draft passenger charter made public by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on Tuesday. According to a key provision in the charter, air travellers can cancel their tickets free of cost within 24 hours of booking, and four days (or 96 hours) before the scheduled departure.

09:55:01 on 23 May

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State Bank of India’s shares added over 6 percent on Tuesday afternoon even as the bank posted a net loss of Rs 7,700 crore for the March quarter. The country’s largest reported a net loss of Rs 7,718 crore for the March quarter. The stock touched an intraday high of Rs 259.90 and an intraday low of Rs 241.30.

09:40:01 on 23 May

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In an incident during the Sterlite protest row in Tuticorin caught on video, a policeman in a yellow T-shirt is standing on top of the van and firing. Though the Tamil Nadu government maintains that the police action was unavoidable, several visuals being telecast by Tamil TV channels Puthiya Thalamurai and News 18 Tamil show policemen in plainclothes firing at protesters.

09:25:02 on 23 May

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The opposition charge that the anti-sterlite agitation on Tuesday was mishandled by the government and the police response was inadequate, finds support in a recent order of the Madras high court. Justice M.S.Ramesh of the Madurai Bench of the Madras high court had on May 18 recommended implementing Section 144 in public interest, as he did not see any signs of a peaceful protest.

09:10:01 on 23 May

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Shweta Bachchan has made her acting debut with daddy dearest and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, albeit in an ad. The two were spotted shooting for a jewellery ad together. It was only a few days back that Amitabh Bachchan shared a couple of pictures of himself with daughter Shweta - first with her as a baby, and the second with her now.

08:56:01 on 23 May

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As known already, Dhanush’s Hollywood debut titled The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir directed by Ken Scott will be releasing simultaneously in English, Tamil and Hindi languages. Based on a novel, the film will first have its international release in France on May 30. Meanwhile, the Tamil version of the film is apparently setting its sights for a release in July.

08:41:01 on 23 May

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The Sardar Sarovar Punarvasahat Agency (SSPA), is mulling disciplinary action against its superintendent engineer Rameshchandra Fefar who to a showcause notice has stated as a reply that he is the “Kalki avatar of Lord Vishnu” and usually remains in “fifth dimension” which makes it impossible for him to be physically present in office.

08:26:01 on 23 May

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The building that Birdman currently resides in is close to five decades old. Sekhar has lived with his family in the rented accommodation for 27 years. He first began feeding the parakeets when a couple of them appeared on his terrace after the 2004 tsunami in Tamil Nadu. Soon, he was caring for 2,000 of them in the summer and close to 6,000 during the winters.

08:11:01 on 23 May

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When an ATR 42 aircraft belonging to Alliance Air touched down in Pasighat on Monday, it spelt the end of a long wait for the connectivity-starved people of eastern Arunachal Pradesh. Chief minister Pema Khandu and several officials from the state and central governments were aboard the aircraft when it left Guwahati for Pasighat.

07:57:01 on 23 May

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A baby with Sirenomelia, also known as ‘mermaid syndrome’, was born in a government hospital in Maharashtra on 21 May, but died minutes later, doctors said. The newborn, whose legs had fused together to resemble the mythical creature, only lived for about 15 minutes. Sirenomelia is a life-threatening illness, marked by the rotation and fusion of a sufferer’s legs.

07:41:01 on 23 May

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Faf du Plessis fashioned a splendid win for Chennai Super Kings against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 1 of the Vivo IPl 11 here on Tuesday. Chosen ahead of Sam Billings, the South African captain playing his fifth match in this year’s league, lifted a straight six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar off the last ball of the 40th over of the match to deliver a terrific win for CSK.

07:26:02 on 23 May

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Reports attributing the Nipah virus outbreak to fruit bats has come as a dampener for fruit vendors, especially those selling mangoes. Despite it being one of the seasons during which fruits are in much demand, the reports are making people think twice before venturing out to buy fruits. Farmers have begun covering the fruit even while it is still in the tree to avoid exposure.

07:11:01 on 23 May

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Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto has defended a letter he wrote to all churches in the national capital calling for prayers ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, saying his request had nothing to do with politics. In the letter, Couto had called for a prayer campaign beginning May 13 in the face of “turbulent political atmosphere threatening democracy and secularism”.

06:55:01 on 23 May

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Over 17000 affected in flood-hit Tripura

With floodwaters receding in different districts, over 17,000 people are still stranded in relief camps across Tripura, official sources said. State Disaster Management Authority officer Sarat Das said 71 relief camps are functional in different districts. Altogether 17,840 people from 4,559 families are still living in the camps, he said.

06:41:01 on 23 May

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Spain coach Julen Lopetegi announced his 23 players for the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia. Six Real Madrid players will represent Spain in the tournament. Morata in particular left Real Madrid to have minutes as a starter for Chelsea and be a part of this list. Carvajal, Ramos, Isco and Asensio could all be starting for Spain in Russia.

06:26:01 on 23 May

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The Railways is executing 43 projects at a cost of Rs 9,000 crore to extend rail connectivity in the border areas of northeast India and with other parts of the country, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in Agartala on Tuesday. The Ministry has sanctioned electrification of the entire rail network in the northeast.

06:10:02 on 23 May

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After a breathtakingly immersive live-action version of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book by Disney, the story of the 'wild-kid' is back, this time with a darker narrative. Mowgli, directed by Andy Serkis is essentially based on the same 19th-century story of a human infant adopted by the wolves and it's the story of him being an outcast in the jungle as well as in the human world.

05:56:02 on 23 May

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Film Review: Vijay Antony's Kaali

Released yesterday, the action period drama film, Kaali, starring Vijay Antony under Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi’s direction is getting a good response among audiences. Produced under the Vijay Antony Film Corporation banner by his wife, Fatima Vijay Antony, the film stars actress Anjali as the female lead. Furthermore, Kaali also features actress Sunainaa in a vital supporting role.

10:55:01 on 22 May

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Harmanpreet Kaur-led Supernova (SN) scraped to three-wicket win from the last ball of the match against Smriti Mandhana-led Trailblazers (TBZ) to win the Women's T20 Challenge game at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday. Danielle Wyatt top-scored for the blues with 24 runs.

10:40:01 on 22 May

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Blinded by the Light Pollution

Humans increasingly live in a world of constant artificial lighting — so much so that it’s easy to forget about the environmental consequences of light pollution. “Light is a symbol of urbanity that changes the experience of any landscape from a human perspective,” says Travis Longcore, co-editor of the landmark book Ecological Consequences of Artificial Lighting.

10:25:01 on 22 May

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The ED on Tuesday said it has seized assets worth Rs. 20.87 crore of Dabur group Director Pradip Burman in connection with its FEMA probe in the HSBC bank black money list unearthed few years ago. ED initiated the action under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the seized assets include 50,000 tax-free government bonds of HUDCO and IRFC.

10:10:01 on 22 May

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Global carbon markets have been revived from the brink of collapse as, after years in the doldrums, recent developments have provided a much-needed boost. China has made strong progress on its new carbon markets, which when complete will be the biggest in the world, while the EU initiated reforms of its carbon trading system which have already had an effect on prices.

09:55:01 on 22 May

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Former Miss Universe and actor Sushmita Sen has opened up about the time when a fifteen-year-old boy misbehaved with her. She spoke about the incident at a recent event in Mumbai, where she was asked to comment on the issue of women’s safety in the country.

09:45:02 on 22 May

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Human activities are changing the environment in a way that causes cancer in wild animal populations, according to a study. "We know that some viruses can cause cancer in humans by changing the environment that they live in - in their case, human cells - to make it more suitable for themselves," said Tuul Sepp, a postdoctoral researcher at the Arizona State University in the US.

09:35:02 on 22 May

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About 99% of persons interviewed in a study across 13 states early this year said they had Aadhaar number, 97% had mobile phone and 93% had a savings bank account. The study has also found how six in every 10 households surveyed had internet facility and a minimum of one-third of them used digital mode for cash transfer at least once in the past one year.

09:27:01 on 22 May

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Pressure is growing on the TTD to display the ancient ornaments belonging to the Srikrishnadevaraya era that were donated to the Tirumala temple. The Rayalaseema Porata Samithi (RPS) expressed some doubts about the safety of the ornaments a mongh ago. It said that the jewellery was usually seen during the Garuda Seva, but had been missing from view over the last few years.

09:15:01 on 22 May

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Try tea from Araku valley coffee leaves

Ever wondered if tea can be made from coffee leaves? An experiment on India’s first tea prepared from coffee leaves from Araku valley has yielded positive results. While it is not the regular tea, Araku coffee leaf tea is consumed with water like any other green tea. Usually, coffee leaves are considered waste material as only the beans are used to make coffee.

08:55:01 on 22 May

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Gold prices dipped slightly on Tuesday, hovering not far off a 2018 low struck in the previous session as a firm dollar near five-month highs and optimism in global markets curbed appetite for the precious metal. Spot gold eased 0.1 percent to $1,290.66 per ounce as of 0250 GMT. In the previous session, it slid to $1,281.76, its lowest since December 27.

08:45:01 on 22 May

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Just months after the discovery of our first known interstellar visitor, it turns out there's another asteroid from yet another star system residing here in plain view. Scientists reported Monday that this interstellar resident is an asteroid sharing Jupiter's orbit but circling in the opposite direction.

08:35:01 on 22 May

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One of the most anticipated films and Mohanlal’s first film release of the year, Neerali is getting ready for release on June 14. The shooting for this action thriller has been wrapped up and the post-production is happening right now. While the sound mixing is being taken care of by Stephen Devassy, the theatrical trailer of Neerali was released amidst a lot of expectations.

08:25:01 on 22 May

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Sonakshi Sinha was once criticised for her unconventional body and looks. But the actress's incredible weight loss journey over the years is quite impressive. Sonakshi, who has kicked off her shoot for 'Kalank' with Varun Dhawan, revealed her newly toned abs. Recently, she took to her Instagram handle to share a picture , where the actress is seen flaunting her toned abs.

08:15:01 on 22 May

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In an age overrun with AIs where people occasionally are fearful that AI may overtake humans, every summer iRobokid attempts at dispelling such myths and making children technology friendly during their formative years. The brand iRobokid introduces summer camps for children to learn the cutting-edge technologies of STEM and Robotics.

08:05:01 on 22 May

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Twinkle Khanna, the bestselling author, has no desire to 'write for films', she is an active social media user and doesn't shy away from voicing her opinion on trending topics, which often places her at the receiving end of criticism. About being trolled on several occasions, the actress told: "I don't pay attention to trolls and that is the best way to deal with them."

07:55:01 on 22 May

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Sound One, a Hong Kong-based audio products company has launched ROCK portable stereo speaker in India. The Bluetooth powered speaker features a metal body design-build and features in black and silver colour variants. The company claims that the ROCK speaker is built on a 3W audio driver that has a frequency response of 40Hz-20kHz.

07:45:01 on 22 May

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The finale of IPL just got interesting as now we hear names like Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez will perform at the closing ceremony! Ranbir Kapoor has reportedly replaced Ranveer Singh, like he did at the opening ceremony and will be performing at the event, charging Rs. 1 crore for that single performance!

07:38:01 on 22 May

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Music composer Anirudh's latest single 'Kalyaana Vayasu' from Nayanathara's upcoming Tamil movie Kolamavu Kokila has clocked 5 million views and is making waves on the Internet. The song sung by Anirudh Ravichander and penned by actor Sivakarthikeyan, features comedian Yogi Babu and Nayanthara is a hilarious take on romance.

07:25:01 on 22 May

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Eleven people were killed on Tuesday during a protest held in TN’s Tuticorin, demanding a ban on Sterlite Industries, in wake of the pollution emitted by the plants. According to initial information, eleven people have been killed when the police opened fire and one is critical. More than 65 people have been injured in the clashes between agitated protestors and police officials.

07:15:01 on 22 May

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A black panther has been caught on camera in Sundergarh forest in Odisha for the first time, the Forest Department said. Odisha is the ninth state where a black panther has been reported, according to the Chief Conservator of Forest, Wild Life. The animal was first reported in Similipal forest in 1993. The first photographic evidence about its presence was captured in 2007

07:06:01 on 22 May

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Sequels are a risky territory. And even riskier when the source material has already been exhausted in the show’s first season. But considering streaming giant Netflix’s propensity towards incessantly piling up content on their portal, it doesn’t really come as a surprise that the second season of the immensely popular young adult series 13 Reasons Why is here and streaming.

06:55:01 on 22 May

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Honor has launched two new budget smartphones under its 7 series. Both the units share roughly similar specifications and design with minor changes. The two phones feature identical cameras and battery capacity. The Honor 7A sports a 5.7-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, whereas, Honor 7C features a 5.99-inch HD+ IPS LCD with similar the aspect ratio.

06:40:01 on 22 May

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State Bank of India (SBI) reported a loss of Rs. 7,718 crore ($1.1 billion) - its biggest ever - in the January-March quarter, as the country's biggest lender, set aside more provisions for bad loans after a change in banking regulation. The loss for the three months to March 31 was deeper than what the market had expected.

06:25:01 on 22 May

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On an average, a college student in India checks his mobile phone over 150 times a day, according to a study conducted by Aligarh Muslim University and ICSSR. The research, titled Smartphone Dependency, Hedonism and Purchase Behaviour: Implications for Digital India Initiatives, has been conducted in 20 central universities, where 200 students each were interviewed.

06:10:01 on 22 May

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With fuel prices reaching an all-time high, the state govt which currently collects an additional Rs 4/ltr on petrol and diesel over the VAT, may slash the extra amount by Rs 2. The govt which set itself the target of generating a revenue of Rs 10,600 cr on petroleum products in 2018-19 fiscal may have to forgo the possibility of reaching the target if it cuts down additional VAT.

05:55:02 on 22 May

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Eight months after work began on making an online waiting list of patients looking to receive organs for transplant, Jeevasartakathe, the state organ transplant body for cadaveric donations, is still taking calls manually from patients and family members concerned on where they stand in the list. There are around 3,000 patients waiting for an organ transplant in the state.

05:40:01 on 22 May

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After Priyanka Chopra and Disha Patani, veteran actor Tabu is all set to join Salman Khan in his upcoming period drama titled Bharat. Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is an official adaptation of the 2014 South Korean film Ode to My Father which looked at modern Korean history from the 1950s to the present day through the life of an ordinary man.

05:10:01 on 22 May

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In a bid to crackdown on the widespread menace of fake news and rumour mongering in Andhra and Telangana police stepped up action against people who are sending unconfirmed information through social media. For the past few months, a fake message has been doing the rounds that a "Pardhi gang", a notorious group, have entered Telugu states with the intention of kidnapping children.

04:55:01 on 22 May

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Priyanka, who was among the guests at her friend and The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan's marriage to Prince Harry, has shared few unseen photographs from the Royal wedding in which she can be seen alongside actor-TV host James Corden and 'Suits' star Abigail Spencer. Priyanka, who attended the wedding ceremony as well as the evening reception, captioned the images: "Bridal crew squad."

04:40:01 on 22 May

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The police sent 13 people, who allegedly beat up the drivers and cleaners of two trucks which were allegedly transporting cattle on NH 66 near Basti village in Bhatkal taluk of Uttara Kannada district on Sunday night, to jail. A group of people, mistaking that the cattle were being illegally transported to slaughterhouses, trashed four people, besides damaging the trucks.

04:25:01 on 22 May

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After the OnePlus 6 went on sale on Monday, the company has announced that it achieved a record sale of Rs 100 crore in just the first 10 minutes of the preview sale. The sale opened at 12 noon on May 21 at pop-up stores and for Amazon Prime members. OnePlus 6 is a 6.28-inch device with a Full Optic AMOLED 19:9 display and an all-glass design.

04:10:01 on 22 May

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K'ntka is on high alert, especially in areas bordering Kerala, after 11 people died of the mysterious Nipah Virus in Kozhikode over the last few days. The Karnataka Health Department has directed PHCs in Chamarajnagar and Mysuru districts, which share the border with Kerala, to be alert and to report any patients from Kerala with suspected Nipah cases, said Department Director.

03:55:01 on 22 May

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Petrol and diesel prices have been raised for the ninth straight day across the country, just days after the government promised a solution. Petrol prices have been increased by Rs. 2.24 a litre in Delhi, Rs.2.21 in Kolkata, Rs. 2.22 in Mumbai and Rs. 2.36 a litre in Chennai over the past nine days, data from Indian Oil Corporation shows.

03:40:01 on 22 May

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Research and advocacy organisation CSE today urged tennis ace Sania Mirza to publicly disassociate from a poultry advertisement, saying it has been declared misleading by the ASCI. The Centre for Science and Environment welcomes the recent decision of ASCI to declare the advertisement featuring Mirza "misleading" by facts, exaggeration and ambiguity, CSE said in a statement.

03:25:01 on 22 May

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The 100th day of the Sterlite protest took a violent turn after local cops opened fire against protestors leading to the death of five protestors and injuring of 20 others. The protesters were on a rally towards the district collectorate campus opposing Sterlite Copper unit, despite section 144 being clamped in the town area.

03:16:01 on 22 May

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In a significant move to attract talent and investment, the United Arab Emirates has announced a slew of radical changes, including 10-year visas for specialists working in medicine, science, research and technical fields. The new rules also say that students would also be able to secure five-year visas and “exceptional” graduates could remain in the country for 10 years.

02:55:01 on 22 May

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said Chhattisgarh would get a specialised anti-Naxal combat force called "Black Panther" on the lines of the Greyhound unit. Singh was addressing the media on Monday after chairing a meeting on Left-Wing Extremism (LWE). Chief Minister Raman Singh was present during the meeting at Mantralaya, Naya Raipur.

02:40:01 on 22 May

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Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd is planning to expand beyond the Indian market, and will set up a subsidiary in Estonia and is set to take a loan of Rs 12.2 crore from Reliance Industries for the same, according to two people aware of the plans. A company established in the northern European nation can operate worldwide, while all the compliance work can be handled digitally .

02:25:01 on 22 May

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A unique identity number will soon let you whisk past airport processes while boarding domestic flights. A technical team representing Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the four private metro airports has finalised the format for biometric-based “digi-yatra” (DY) for all airports to enable a completely paperless boarding process for domestic flyers.

02:10:02 on 22 May

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"I am almost on my way, take care of our children..." a young nurse in Kerala scribbled in a note for her husband, in a hospital isolation unit for victims of the deadly new Nipah virus. Lini Puthussery, 31, couldn't see her family one last time. She was cremated quickly on Monday so the infection wouldn't spread. Lini was in the team that treated the first victim of the virus.

01:55:01 on 22 May

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Today's Google Doodle honoured a modernist, a social reformer and a man who challenged the evils of our society, Raja Ram Mohan Roy. Roy was born on May 22, 1772, in Bengal. He founded Brahmo Sabha in 1828, which further gave birth to Brahmo Samajh, an influential social-religious reform movement. Roy influenced fields of politics, education, religion and public administration.

01:40:01 on 22 May

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One person has been reportedly killed and 10 others have been injured in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin where a protest between the locals and the police turned violent on Tuesday, 22 May. Locals in Tuticorin have been protesting against the expansion of Sterlite plant for several months. The police resorted to lathi charge and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

01:27:01 on 22 May

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Nine of the 34 spotted deer rescued from the Taramani institutional area in April and rehabilitated at the Children’s Park in Guindy have died over the last one month, say wildlife officials. The crude methods adopted to trap the deer during the rescue operations had come in for criticism, with some activists saying this could put the deer under severe stress.

01:26:01 on 22 May

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Arsenal are close to announcing Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's successor as manager, with sources telling ESPN FC that the former Paris Saint-Germain coach could be unveiled as early as Wednesday by the Premier League club. Manchester City first-team coach Mikel Arteta had been a front-runner to replace Wenger.

01:11:01 on 22 May

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Newly-wed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Monday released three official photographs, including a group shot with their family members, to mark their marriage. The pictures, taken by celebrity fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski, include one of the happy couple and two group photographs with bridesmaids and members of the family, including their parents & Queen Elizabeth II.

12:56:01 on 22 May

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Actor and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra is visiting the Rohingya refugee camps on a field visit. Priyanka on Monday tweeted a photograph of herself from an aircraft looking out of the window. Almost 700,000 refugees have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar and arrived in Cox’s Bazar since August 2017, according to the UN.

12:40:01 on 22 May

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An Air India plane from Goa with 143 passengers onboard made an emergency landing here after a hydraulic failure, a spokesperson from the airline said. A full emergency was declared at the airport at 8.36 PM as flight AI 662 made the emergency landing. "It landed safely with 143 passengers onboard," the spokesperson said.

12:26:01 on 22 May

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The Tamil Nadu government’s plan to build a sprawling memorial to the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has run into a legal hurdle. A lawyer, S Jayaseelan, petitioned the Madras High Court last week, questioning the very legitimacy of constructing a memorial to a leader who had been convicted of corruption. He also claimed the project did not have the needed building permissions.

12:12:01 on 22 May

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Team India and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's wife Riva Solanki came under an attack by a police constable in Jamnagar on Monday. According to reports, Riva met with an accident, when her car hit the bike of the cop. The policeman allegedly got down from the bike and physically assaulted Jadeja's wife.

11:56:01 on 22 May

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Moving to settle the disquiet over power sharing in Karnataka where their coalition is set to take charge Wednesday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy, meeting in the presence of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Monday, agreed to “forget the past, look at the future and forge a long-term relationship”.

11:40:01 on 22 May

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A controversy has broken out over the removal of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) chief priest AV Ramana Deekshitulu. The move came days after he alleged that the administrators of the temple were swindling money. The decision was taken in after the Trust Board passed a resolution on Wednesday to state that all 'mirasi archakas' must be retired on reaching the age of 65.

11:26:01 on 22 May

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Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) co-owner Preity Zinta was caught off guard on Sunday when a video of her surfaced on social media where she was seen expressing her happiness over Mumbai Indians' ouster from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. "When you leave it till the end one has to not just see your wins but other teams losses as well", she wrote on Twitter.

11:10:01 on 22 May

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The intelligence unit for the goods and services tax (GST) has unearthed a nexus among businesses that use fake bills to claim input tax credit (ITC). Given the value of the fictitious purchases is estimated to be around `2,500 crore, the undeserved ITCs pocketed by these firms are seen to be `450 crore at an average GST rate of 18%.

10:55:01 on 22 May

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The CJI on Thursday urgently constituted a three-judge bench for a post-midnight hearing on the Congress-JD(S) combine’s petition which ultimately changed its political fortune. The SC registry cleared the petition at 11.40 pm on Wednesday and it reached CJI Misra’s residence at 12.10 am on Thursday.

10:50:14 on 22 May

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A day after cases of voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines were found abandoned in a shed in Vijayapur district of Karnataka, state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa has written to the election commission, alleging "grave irregularities" in the recently conducted assembly elections. Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar said eight VVPAT carrying boxes were found, not machines.

10:20:06 on 22 May

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In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers today fired mortar shells on border outposts at several places in Jammu and Kashmir, prompting retaliation by the Border Security Force or BSF soldiers guarding the International Border. An eight-month-old boy was killed and six people including a special police officer were injured in the firing, officials said.

09:40:01 on 22 May

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"This is what I call an unholy alliance," BJP national president Amit Shah today commented on the Congress and Janata Dal Secular ((JD(S)) which has come together to form the government in Karnataka. Amit Shah said the Congress-JD(S) alliance was against the people's mandate.

09:25:01 on 22 May

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Former MD and CEO of the Punjab National Bank Usha Ananthasubramanian and some other senior bank officials were aware of the "fraudulent" dealings with diamond merchant Nirav Modi but kept misleading the RBI, the CBI has alleged in its charge sheet. The 12,000-page charge sheet further claimed that a similar fraud was detected in 2016.

09:17:45 on 22 May

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) has got its first female turbaned Sikh auxiliary police officer, whose induction aims to motivate others to join law enforcement and help create better understanding of Sikhism. Gursoach Kaur will join the New York Police Department as an Auxiliary Police Officer (APO) after graduating last week from the New York City Police Academy.

08:57:01 on 22 May

Read more at The Times of India

Xiaomi will launch the third-generation Mi Max smartphone in July. Responding to a query on China’s social media platform Weibo, the company’s founder and CEO Lei Jun indicated that the Mi Max 3 will be made officially launched in July. If true, it means the handset will hit the market a month later, in August. Last year, Xiaomi launched the Mi Max 2 in June.

08:41:01 on 22 May

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Samsung’s Galaxy J-series has been a popular choice among budget shoppers. This time though, the company is giving its popular series a major facelift announced today in the form of the Galaxy J6 and new Galaxy J8, which will come to the market later. The new Samsung Galaxy J6 has a big 5.6-inch HD+ display, with 18.5:9 screen, and runs the latest version of Android.

08:26:01 on 22 May

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Artistic freedom, fashion, feminism and oppression, the Cannes film festival is always something to watch out for. And this year too it was no different! Over the past ten days, films across the globe were screened and many turned up to witness the actors and filmmakers walking down the famous Red carpet.

08:11:01 on 22 May

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The biopic of yesteryear actor Savitri, Mahanati continued its robust run as it crossed the two million mark at the United States box office. According to tracker Ramesh Bala, ten other Tollywood films, apart from Mahanati, have crossed the two million mark at the US box office until now — the Baahubali franchise, Rangasthalam and Bharat Ane Nenu.

07:56:02 on 22 May

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National Stock Exchange has decided to delist Vijay Mallya-promoted Kingfisher Airlines Ltd and Plethico Pharmaceuticals Ltd and 16 other companies from 30 May. NSE’s delisting move comes after BSE delisted over 200 companies from 11 May as trading in their shares remained suspended for over six months.

07:41:01 on 22 May

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China has begun large-scale mining operations on its side of the border with Arunachal Pradesh where a huge trove of gold, silver and other precious minerals valued at about US 60 billion has been found, a media report said today. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as part of southern Tibet.

07:26:01 on 22 May

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Google introduced Google Duo back in 2016. And video calling app became an instant hit on Android devices as soon as it hit the Google Play Store at the time. In March this year, Google rolled out a major update onto Google Duo's platform. The company rolled out a new feature allowing users to drop up to 30-second long video to the people who couldn't receive their calls.

07:11:01 on 22 May

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Pakistan is slated to take up the issue of inauguration of Kishanganga hydropower project by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Jammu and Kashmir with the World Bank on Monday. The neighbouring country, according to Dawn News, will tell the World Bank that the move by India violates the 1960 Indus Water Treaty. Issues to be raised include height of Kishanganga dam and its discharge.

06:55:01 on 22 May

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Tavishi Perara may be India's first 'child without a father', or that's how her birth certificate will read, thanks to Madras HC's direction to authorities to keep the column blank. The relief, however, did not come easy for the child's mother, Mathumitha Ramesh, who had to wage two rounds of litigation to ensure her daughter got a birth certificate without the father's name.

06:41:01 on 22 May

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Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties. They will not be taking a honeymoon immediately, as they are due to attend a charity garden party for Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

06:26:01 on 22 May

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Ace racer Alisha and Ahaan Panday drive the exciting new BMW I8 in Chennai. This new car is electric and can run as fast as a petrol car and the duo couldn’t contain their excitement as they got behind the wheels. The beginning of their weekend couldn’t get better as they both took up the challenge to try the Formula E simulator and the BMW I8 on the race tracks of Chennai.

06:10:02 on 22 May

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The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister told the EU's energy chief on Sunday. Tehran wanted the 28-nation bloc to act fast to preserve its oil trade with Iran and to consider making direct euro-denominated payments for Iranian oil.

05:56:02 on 22 May

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For working class adults, who spend a considerable chunk of their day behind a computer screen, perched at a workstation, the surroundings can get a bit monotonous after a while. Be it a corporate setup, or your very own home office, who says that you can’t have a touch of personalisation added to the place where you work?

10:55:02 on 21 May

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Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves can inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, a team of Indian and British scientists has found. The study, published in the journal Applied NanoMaterials, outlines a new method of producing a type of nanoparticle called quantum dots.

10:40:01 on 21 May

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The Galaxy S8 Lite is official, although, Samsung isn't calling it that. It's calling it Galaxy S Light Luxury, and by the looks of it, it's every bit the Galaxy S8 Lite we had all been expecting it to be. The Galaxy S Light Luxury has the same design as last year's Galaxy S8, but it comes with toned down specs in line with what you'd normally associate with a Lite version.

10:25:01 on 21 May

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What is Nipah Virus?

Nipah Virus is an emerging infectious disease that broke out in Malaysia in 1998. It first appeared in domestic pigs and has been found among several species of domestic animals including dogs, cats, goats, horses and sheep. The infection is also known to affect human beings. The organism which causes Nipah Virus encephalitis is an RNA of the family Paramyxoviridae.

10:10:01 on 21 May

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Slow fashion enthusiasts who want to beat the heat in indigenous weaves, here’s something of interest to you. The Good Loom by the sustainable marketplace GoCoop is showcasing their Spring/Summer 2018 Collection at Taj Deccan this weekend. “The latest collection is all about global influences and a modern take on traditional craftsmanship,” says CEO & Founder of GoCoop.

09:55:01 on 21 May

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As Kaala gears up to release on June 7, the latest update about another Rajinikanth film, 2.0, is creating a lot of buzzes online. It is rumoured that the teaser of 2.0 will be unveiled during the finals of IPL 2018, which is on May 27. Considering the fact that the makers of the ambitious sci-fi film have already used IPL to promote their film.

09:45:01 on 21 May

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is bullish on the Blockchain platform Ethereum, saying the technology could be the next Apple. Addressing the gathering of over 5,000 people at "WeAreDevelopers" conference in Vienna, Austria on Friday, he said: "Ethereum interests me because it can do things and because it's a platform."

09:35:01 on 21 May

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Marvel’s superhero film Deadpool 2 made Rs11.25 crore in box office collections in India last Friday despite its adult certification and tongue-in-cheek humour. Several Hollywood films, however, have not received showcasing in the country thanks to explicit or adult content. A look at ten of those.

09:25:01 on 21 May

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India has more than 50 per cent of its population below the age of 25 and more than 65 per cent below the age of 35. It is expected that in 2020, the average age of an Indian will be 29 years. We always hear our political leaders brag about the demographic dividend our country has, but I wonder if we are re-skilling our young talent to harness the future digital opportunity.

09:15:01 on 21 May

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Indian history is replete with those who have significantly advanced human knowledge, with surgeons from the era capable of performing complex medical procedures like cataract and plastic surgery, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu said. Naidu was addressing a function organised to honour young scientists in Kalady, the birthplace of Adi Shankaracharya

09:05:01 on 21 May

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