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Sri Reddy Leaks: Director Kona Venkat latest, 2 more later, says Telugu #MeToo actress

Sri Reddy, the Telugu actress who is naming the Telugu film industry celberities in her allegations of couching cast row, has named director Kona Venkat as the latest whom she claimed to have exploited her. The name of Kona Venkat is the latest in the list of Sri Reddy, which had mentioned the name of Abhiram Daggubati, brother of Telugu ...

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Indian lucky driver’s dilemma: What to do with with 12 million dirham lottery win in UAE

A Dubai-based Indian driver, who won the jackpot amount of 12 million dirhams in the Big Ticket raffle held at the Abu Dhabi International Airport on Tuesday, could not initially believe his friend’s call but is now convinced that he really won it and he should make the best use of it on family, friends and spare some for the ...

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Twinkle Khanna brushes aside Social media trolls as cockroaches

Known for penchant for controversy and frank opinion on anybody, actor-writer-producer Twinkle Khanna has just brushed aside trolls in social media describing them as cockroaches. Speaking at a panel discussion "Social Media Trolling on Social Platforms", organised ahead of OSM Awards, Twinkle Khanna told media that the social media trolls are like cockroaches and one should not take them seriously. ...

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‘Blackmail’ is hit but ‘Irrfan Khan critical’, says Tweet, retracted now

It’s more than a month since Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, 51, who shot to fame with his role in Jurassic World, announced that he was suffering from a rare cancer and that he is going to the US for treatment. Before leaving, he said:"I hope to be back with more stories to tell." Diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumours, which may occur ...

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Bahubali fame Prabhas not marrying Niharika, clarifies Chiranjeevi

Telugu actor and former Tourism minister Chiranjeevi has denied rumours spreading on the social media that ‘Baahubali’ fame Prabhas is going to marry his niece Niharika. The veteran Telugu actor has refuted all the rumours as baseless. Niharika Konidela, daughter of Chiranjeevi’s brother Nagendra Babu, is not new to Telugu film industry . She made her debut with the film ...

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Jodhpur Court grants bail to Salman Khan

After a delay of two days, Bollywood actor Salman Khan was granted the bail in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case by the Jodhpur sessions court on Saturday. The actor will return to finish his films on priority while pending appeal to a higher court. Jodhpur District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi, who heard the bail plea on Friday ...

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New Income Tax Return Forms for Assessment Year 2018-19 issued

The Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) has issued new Income Tax Return Forms (ITR Forms) for the Assessment Year 2018-19, making it one page simplified ITR Form-1(Sahaj), that may benefit around 3 crore taxpayers. However, criticism mounted on personal questions it seeks from the taxpers. This new ITR Form-1 (Sahaj) can be filed by an individual who is resident other ...

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Jodhpur Court sessions Judge Transferred hours before Salman Khan bail plea hearing today

Jodhpur District and Sessions Court Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi’s was transferred to Sirohi, just hours after he reserved the bail plea to Saturday, indicating possible delay in the case. After Joshi’s order for more documents, such as files of previous cases heard by Rural and High Courts, the High Court website on Friday night transferred him and listed Sirohi District ...

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After Sushma Swaraj, Jaitley now goes under knife for kidney transplant

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s health has become a cause of national concern as the second-in-command in Modi’s government is all set to undergo a kidney transplant surgery at the AIIMS on Saturday, April 7. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which has apologized for its mistaken dialysis on a patient last week, said it has formed a special ...

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Salman Khan Spends 1 Night as Khaidi No. 106, Prepares for 1 More

Bollywood actor Salman Khan need to spend another night in Jodhpur jail as as Qaidi No. 106 as the Jodhpur sessions court will pass its order on his bail plea tomorrow morning. The actor had been jailed here three times in the past in 1998, 2006 and 2007, and had spent 18 days in total. Salman Khan and his friends ...

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California jolted by 5.3M Earthquake, Damage assessment under way

After almost four years, a major earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale jolted Los Angeles and the areas in Southern California coast on Thursday at 12:29 p.m. and the US Geological Survey reported its epicentre at about 41 miles southwest of Ventura and 85 miles west of LA with 10 miles depth. "The offshore faults that produced today’s M5.3 ...

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Whales sing louder for months, beneath the ocean for love: Study

Spring is the time of the year when birds sing but when you go far to the Northern Hemisphere, beneath the ice, another lesser-known concert is just coming to an end and it was by bowhead whales. A University of Washington study has recorded sounds from bowhead whales, to discover that these marine mammals have a surprisingly diverse, constantly shifting ...

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Salman Khan convicted in 1998 Chinkara poaching case, faces 6 yrs in jail

Salman Khan, who was freed in Mumbai drunken drive case, was convicted in another case of blackbuck poaching in Jodhpur, on Thursday, April 5. Two local Bishnoi people regard the animal as their deity and the man who chased poachers on motorcycle, identified and fought the case relentless for 20 years since 1998 against Bollywood celebrities. Under section 9/51 of ...

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Deleting Facebook cuts stress levels but depression stalks, says study

Facebook, which had admitted to sharing 50 million users’ data with political research tool Cambridge Analytica in 2015, is facing another challenge from the health experts, that too from the universities. Researchers from the University of Queensland have taken a look at cutting out on Facebook for five days and measuring the level of stress harmone cortisol, which has actually ...

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Nirmala Sitharaman focuses on after-sales hiccups with Russia counterpart

India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharam, who is on three-day visit to Russia to attend VII Moscow Conference on International Security from April 0 to 5, 2018, met Russian Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov in Moscow on Tuesday. The two leaders reviewed ongoing military technical cooperation projects between the two countries, including measures to promote ...

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ISRO’s GSAT-6A failure? Army, other stakeholders have to wait longer now

As Indian space agency ISRO is running out of any hope to get in touch with the GSAT-6A communication satellite, the Indian army, which was among the possible beneficiaries, will have to wait for some more time now. The communication satellite GSAT-6A was successfully launched on March 29, but it went dead during its third orbit-raising manoeuvre to place it ...

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No CBSE re-exam for Class 10 Maths, says Govt

The question paper was leaked for Class 10 but never did it cause such a furore as is this time. The government has finally announced on Tuesday that the re-exam will not be conducted for Class 10 maths paper despite an alleged leak of the question paper. However, for Class 12 Economics paper, the re-test will be held on April ...

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Is the Milky Way getting bigger? Spanish team proves it

The galaxy we inhabit, the Milky Way, may be getting even bigger, as researchers found some star-forming regions at the outer edge of the disc, which may indicate the models of galaxy formation with new stars may slowly increase the size of it. One problem in establishing the shape of the Milky Way is becuase we live inside it, so ...

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Smartphone app performs better to detect cardiac arrest

A smartphone application using the camera function was able to detect flawed blood flow in a wrist artery for patients undergoing coronary angiography, during a randomized trial, said some recent findings. The results highlight the potential of smartphone applications to help physicians make decisions instantly, said researchers. "Because of the widespread availability of smartphones, they are being used increasingly as ...

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Union Minister pitches for GST on petrol prices again

Owing to global price surge, the petrol price in cities has touched a near-five year high of Rs 73.83 to Rs.81.69 a litre, effective April 1, which has brought demands for inclusion of petrol and diesel under the ambit of GST (Goods and Services Tax). The price of the Indian basket of crude oil has crossed $70-mark per a barrel. ...

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Petrol price peaks 5-year high, inflation looms large

Due to global price surge, the petrol price in six metropolis touched a near-five year high of Rs 73.83 a litre on effective April 1, while Mumbai registered a fresh record high of Rs.81.69 per litre. In Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, prices of petrol crossed Rs.80-mark for the first time in five years compared to the previous hikes ...

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Life on Venus? Possible in mid-air clouds, says Indian origin scientist

Decades-long search for alien life has given momentum to biologists unearth the pre-requisites of life, hoping to find life form sooner or later. Mars probe has revealed that water was there on its surface once and now present in its sub-surface layers. Even Saturn’s moons Titan and Enceladus and Jupiter’s moons Europa, Ganymede and Callisto are standing up as possible ...

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Under depression, Telugu TV news anchor Radhika Reddy commits suicide

A local Telugu TV News channel anchor Radhika Reddy committed suicide on Sunday night after returning from work, stating that her brain "is her enemy," indicating the stress and depression over marital and family problems. Radhika Reddy, 36, jumped off the 5th floor of her apartment building at Moosapet in Hyderabad. the police have recovered a suicide note and a ...

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Six things you must definitely know about a call option

Buying options may appear to be the easiest of trades to take up but there are a lot of nuances in buying of call options. Here are 7 things that you must know about a call option… A call options is a right to buy without the obligation This is the most basic feature of a call option. The buyer ...

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Mis-estimating travel time hinders people from walking or cycling to work: Study

Worries about the extra time needed to walk or bike to work is a big reason why people hop into their cars for work though walking or biking probably wouldn’t take as long as they think, said a study. When researchers asked 253 faculty and staff and 252 students at Penn State in a study to estimate how long it ...

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Hubble finds first galaxy without dark matter; Stunned scientists in dark for scientific explanation

How can a galaxy be there without dark matter? The galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 challenges currently-known theories of galaxy formation as it negates everything we know about nature of dark matter. First identified with the Dragonfly Telephoto Array (DFA) and later observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the Gemini Observatory and the Keck Observatory, ...

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Facebook, a spy unto itself? Reminds Indian users of ‘Chitragupta’s Chitta’

The darker side of Facebook is an open book for everyone now. On Monday, March 26, the social networking giant, which owns the popular WhatsApp too, has confirmed that it collects automatically all the details about you whenever you make a call or send an SMS. The info collected is instantly passed on to its servers located in its headquarters ...

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CBSE cancels Class 12 Economics & Class X Maths papers, orders re-exam

Amid complaints that Class 12 Economics paper was leaked, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled the exam and decided to hold the re-exam for which the date will be announced within a week, said the board. Even the Class 10 mathematics paper, which was described tough by many students, stands cancelled and a re-exam will be held ...

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17 Media outlets ready to spread ‘Fake News’ on Rahul Gandhi for Rs. 6 cr to Rs.50 cr

A Cobrapost expose has shown how media outlets can be paid in cash to depict BJP rivals, including Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi negatively so they can be distanced by voters in the upcoming elections. The sting operation called "Operation 136", where the number shows India rank on Press Freedom Index, came just a few days after the Union Information ...

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Apple launches new 9.7″ iPad, available in India from April @ Rs.28K

Apple has finally updated its iPad with support for Apple Pencil plus, besides giving it a facelift on performance, priced at $329 onwards. The new 9.7-inch iPad and Apple Pencil provides users to be more creative and productive, from sketching ideas to jotting down handwritten notes to marking up screenshots, said the company. The new iPad features a large Retina ...

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