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Move over Disha Patani, Shibani Dandekar looks smoking hot in a bikini!

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Move over Disha Patani, Shibani Dandekar looks smoking hot in a bikini!

- If you loved Disha's swimsuit picture, the TV star is setting the internet on fire... Disha Patani recently broke the Internet with her swimsuit pictures. Previously, there was Fatima Sana Shaikh who wowed everyone with a similar picture a few weeks back. Now, another TV star has taken the social media by a storm. Shibani Dandekar who will next be seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi 8, donned a skimpy bikini and took over the internet

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Google maps not authentic, says country's top surveyor

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Google maps not authentic, says country's top surveyor

- Google maps are not considered "authentic" since they are not charted by the government, the country's top surveyor has said. Swarna Subba Rao, the Surveyor General of India, said yesterday that maps prepared by the Survey of India, a 250- year-old institute in Dehradun, were used for vital infrastructure projects. "Google maps are not authentic. They are not produced by the government so they don't stand any authentication," he said

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China's Authorities Tighten Noose Around Online Video, Audio Content

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China's Authorities Tighten Noose Around Online Video, Audio Content

- Singapore: China has told three major web portals to shut down their video and audio streaming services, saying they carry politically-related material that breaks state rules and social commentary which incites negative opinions. China keeps a close watch over the internet, deleting comments on social media it deems harmful and blocking popular foreign websites including Google and Facebook. It has defended tight controls as necessary to ensure national security and social stability

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Ram Nath Kovind: A foot in the door

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Ram Nath Kovind: A foot in the door

- During a casual chat with some of his family members, Pranab Mukherjee, after being administered the oath-of-office as India’s 13th President, was asked whether he had ever dreamt of entering the august precincts of the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the presidential palace in New Delhi) as its foremost occupant. In reply, Mukherjee reportedly said, albeit in a lighter vein: “I had often told myself that being the president is a far cry, but in my next life -- if there’s one -- even if I am born as one of those horses that pull the president’s ceremonial carriage to that red-sandstone palace, it will be an accomplishment of sorts!” It is not known yet whether a septuagenarian by the name of Ram Nath Kovind had ever nurtured a similar desire as Mukherjee’s, but come July 20, once the last ballot of the Electoral College is counted, this low-profile politician from Uttar Pradesh (UP), who had served as the governor of Bihar until last Tuesday, may well be the new occupant of the 340-room colonial-era palace in New Delhi’s Raisina Hill: Home of the president of the world’s largest democracy

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Rain cuts short Windies vs India ODI

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Rain cuts short Windies vs India ODI

- REUTERS: Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane compiled an opening partnership of 132 for India against West Indies before rain washed out the first one-day international in Trinidad on Friday. India advanced to 199 for three off 39.2 overs before the skies opened over Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain. The match was drawn, but not before the Indian batsmen looked generally comfortable at the crease in the first of a five-match ODI series in the Caribbean

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Johnny Depp apologises for 'bad joke' about assassinating US President Donald Trump

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Johnny Depp apologises for 'bad joke' about assassinating US President Donald Trump

- "I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump," Johnny Depp said in a statement. Actor Johnny Depp on Friday apologised for joking about assassinating U.S. President Donald Trump, saying his remarks were in "poor taste." "The Pirates of the Caribbean" star spoke during an appearance at Britain's Glastonbury music festival on Thursday when he pondered how long it had been since an actor had killed a U

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Arsenal, Chelsea clash to raise funds for London tower fire victims

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Arsenal, Chelsea clash to raise funds for London tower fire victims

- Officials said they were hoping to raise "in the region of 1.25 million pounds ($1.59 million)" when FA Cup winners Arsenal take on Premier League champions Chelsea for the 2017 Community Shield at the Wembley Stadium on August 6. Proceeds from a clash between London soccer giants Arsenal and Chelsea will go to support people caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire, the Football Association said on Friday

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Centre Launches Index To Rank 116 Cities On Quality Of Life

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Centre Launches Index To Rank 116 Cities On Quality Of Life

- New Delhi: The Centre today launched a liveability index which will rank the country's 116 major cities on the basis of the quality of life they offer. Launching the first 'City Liveability Index', Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, it will cover cities with population above one million, including the capital cities. The first-of-its-kind index will enable the cities know where they stand in terms of the quality of life and the interventions required to improve it

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Johnny Depp suggests an actor assassinate Donald Trump, gets trolled

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Johnny Depp suggests an actor assassinate Donald Trump, gets trolled

- Depp made the remarks while at the Glastonbury Music Festival Hollywood star Johnny Depp has kicked up a storm with remarks suggesting that US President Donald Trump be assassinated -- by an actor. In what could be a reference to Abraham Lincoln's murder by actor John Wilkes Booth in 1865, Depp said, "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" "I want to qualify, I am not an actor

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Revealed: Why Shiv Sena skipped filing of nomination papers by Ram Nath Kovind

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Revealed: Why Shiv Sena skipped filing of nomination papers by Ram Nath Kovind

- Shiv Sena backed UPA nominees during the 2007, 2012 presidential polls. Shiv Sena skipped the filing of nomination papers by the NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind for presidential poll on Friday as it didn't want the BJP to take its regional ally for granted on the issue, said a highly-placed source in the Uddhav Thackeray-led party. Interestingly, the source of the Sena, which had in 2007 and 2012 backed the then UPA nominees during the presidential polls, suggested the party has extended support to Kovind reluctantly and it would still have preferred nomination of either RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat or veteran agriculturist MS Swaminathan, whose names it had suggested earlier

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British tennis player Dan Evans tests positive for cocaine

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British tennis player Dan Evans tests positive for cocaine

- Evans, who reached his first ATP final this year in Sydney and has played for Britain in the Davis Cup, released a statement at a news conference in London. British player Dan Evans failed a drugs test in April after taking cocaine, the world number 50 said on Friday. Evans, who reached his first ATP final this year in Sydney and has played for Britain in the Davis Cup, released a statement at a news conference in London

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Haryana: Youth killed, brothers stabbed over train seat squabble

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Haryana: Youth killed, brothers stabbed over train seat squabble

- A youth was stabbed to death and his two brothers were injured by a group of people who also allegedly passed slurs against them after a dispute over a train seat near Ballabhgarh in Haryana. The deceased has been identified as Junaid (17) while his brothers Hasim (21) and and Sakir (23) were injured, Singh said. "Sakir is serious," the DSP said, adding that the GRP has registered a case of murder

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Andy Murray’s reign as World No.1 is under threat, believes Roger Federer

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Andy Murray’s reign as World No.1 is under threat, believes Roger Federer

- Murray's troubled season continued as he slumped to a shocking straight-sets defeat at the hands of Australia's Jordan Thompson in the opening round of the Aegon Championships on Tuesday. Eighteen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer feels that Andy Murray's reign as the world number one is under serious threat for the rest of the summer. Murray's troubled season continued as he slumped to a shocking straight-sets defeat at the hands of Australia's Jordan Thompson in the opening round of the Aegon Championships on Tuesday

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Hunt for head coach: BCCI extends timeline till July 9

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Hunt for head coach: BCCI extends timeline till July 9

- The move comes after Anil Kumble stepped down The Board for Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended timeline for submission of applications for the post of 'Head Coach' for men's cricket team till July 9, it was reported on Friday evening. The announcement comes days after Anil Kumble stepped down from his position as head coach just before India, led by captain Virat Kohli embarked on a tour of the Caribbean for five ODIs and a T20

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Mukesh Ambani blinks, drops gas price challenge against govt

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Mukesh Ambani blinks, drops gas price challenge against govt

- Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries and its British partner BP plc have withdrawn a legal challenge they had mounted three years back against the government over delay in gas price revision. The withdrawal of the arbitration will now entitle the two companies to marketing and pricing freedom on the natural gas they produce from newer fields in the deepsea at an investment of Rs 40,000 crore by 2022

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Halle Open: Roger Federer cruises past defending champ Florian Mayer into semis

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Halle Open: Roger Federer cruises past defending champ Florian Mayer into semis

- The 18-time grand slam champion, whose last title at Halle was in 2015, skipped the entire claycourt season after winning the Australian Open and claiming titles at Indian Wells and Miami this year, to prepare for grass. Top seed Roger Federer reached the Halle Open semi-finals on Friday, beating defending champion Florian Mayer 6-3 6-4 and edging closer to a ninth title at the Wimbledon tune-up event

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Police Officer Beaten To Death By Mob Of Over 200 Outside Srinagar Mosque |

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Police Officer Beaten To Death By Mob Of Over 200 Outside Srinagar Mosque |

- Family members wailed in grief this morning as police officer Mohammed Ayub Pandith's body reached his home in Srinagar's Nowpora, a short distance from the old city's Jamia Masjid. He was killed brutally by a mob of more than 200 late last night outside the mosque, around the same time that hundreds of people had gathered inside for congregational prayers.

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  • Google maps not authentic, says country's top surveyor
    Google maps not authentic, says country's top surveyor

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    Google maps are not considered "authentic" since they are not charted by the government, the country's top surveyor has said. Swarna Subba Rao, the Surveyor General of India, said yesterday that maps prepared by the Survey of India, a 250- year-old institute in Dehradun, were used for vital infrastructure projects. "Google maps are not authentic. They are not produced by the government so they don't stand any authentication," he said

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    Tags: Maps |  Google Maps | 
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  • Tata to TCS: RIL becomes most valued Indian firm
    Tata to TCS: RIL becomes most valued Indian firm

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    Reliance Industries Ltd had managed to close the trading session as the most valued firm on April 24. After a gap of 2-months, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) regained the status of the country's most valued firm on Friday, overtaking Tata Group's TCS in terms of market valuation. At close of trade, RIL commanded a market capitalisation (m-cap) of Rs 4,66,599.69 crore, which was Rs 1,450

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Technology

  • Dehradun And Shimla Makes It Into Centre's Smart City List
    Dehradun And Shimla Makes It Into Centre's Smart City List

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    New Delhi: Dehradun and Shimla made to the third and final list of the Smart City Mission announced at the National Workshop on Urban Transformation in New Delhi. According to the Union Urban Development Ministry, Shimla and Dehradun along with 27 other cities has been brought under the project, an official spokesman said. State capital Shimla has been selected as the second Smart City of Himachal Pradesh after Dharamshala that was brought under the Centre's urban development project last year

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    Tags: Automaton |  City automation | 
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Health

  • Malabar Hill home blaze: Rescued surgeon still in ICU; AC short-circuit caused fire
    Malabar Hill home blaze: Rescued surgeon still in ICU; AC short-circuit caused fire

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    A day after he was rescued along with his wife from their flat that was gutted in a fire, senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Kekoo Kavarana continues to remain in surgical intensive care unit under observation of doctors at Breach Candy hospital. “He continues to remain under close observation. He had inhaled a lot of smoke. His wife is now stable,” said Dyaneshwar Chavan, DCP (Zone II), adding that while the couple inhaled massive smoke, there were few burn injuries

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Family & Parenting

  • Child marriage and four other areas where Indian law is ahead of the US
    Child marriage and four other areas where Indian law is ahead of the US

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    Written by Sonakshi Awasthi | New Delhi | Published:June 23, 2017 7:22 pm It might seem strange for most people in India, but till about a week ago it was legal for underage girls to get married in the state of New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo has finally raised the marriageable age from 14 to 17 years, with the new law making approval of parents and the court mandatory for teenagers to get married before the age of 18

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Entertainment & Arts

  • Tiger Shroff Copies Michael Jackson Step By Step
    Tiger Shroff Copies Michael Jackson Step By Step

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    Tiger Shroff is known as one of Bollywood's best dancing stars, he has always maintained that Michael Jackson is his inspiration. On June 25, Tiger Shroff will pay tribute to the King of Pop in Pune. Watch the actor at his rehearsals bending it just like MJ, all in one take. Tiger's next film Munna Michael releases on July 21.

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  • BJD, BJP stages demonstration over farmers issue 
    BJD, BJP stages demonstration over farmers issue 

    , indianexpress.com

    The ruling BJD and opposition BJP on Friday took to streets separately over farmers issue and staged demonstrations demanding revision of the minimum support price (MSP) on paddy and agriculture loan waiver in the state. While the BJD leaders including some ministers sat on a dharna and submitted a memorandum to the President through Odisha Governor S C Jamir demanding revision of the MSP on paddy, the BJP activists staged demonstration demanding loan waiver in all the district headquarters

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Motoring

  • Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 vs Hyundai Tucson: Spec Comparison
    Jeep Compass vs Mahindra XUV500 vs Hyundai Tucson: Spec Comparison

    , ndtv.com

    The Jeep Compass is the hotly awaited SUV that will be making its way to the market in August this year. Jeep's most affordable offering incorporates the brand's legacy, while keeping things compact and fun. The Jeep Compass commenced manufacturing in the country earlier this month from Fiat's Ranjangaon facility, and will be exported to all Right Hand Drive (RHD) markets globally

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