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CM has no rights to make 'veda illam' a memorial: Deepa

To express her view on the resent developments in AIDMK party, late CM J Jayalalitha’s niece has reportedly issued a statement saying that the Chief Minister has no rights to make ‘Veda illam’ a memorial. Local news channels quoted her saying that the family will not give up ‘Veda illam’.

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Railways clerk swipes Rs 1.3 Lakh instead of Rs.1,333

According to reports, a Mumbai man’s credit card was swiped for Rs 1.3 lakh instead of Rs 1,333 by railway clerk at booking counter in Borivli west. The payment was reportedly made for a first-class for Andheri-Borivili sector. Vikas Manchekar is allegedly now struggling to get back the money. He told to Mumbai Mirror, "The stress is bound to increase further as an interest of Rs 4,000-5,000 will be levied on the amount after the due date of August 24. Along with the deducted amount, WR should also pay me the interest if it is charged by the bank."

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Malala Yousafzai to study in Oxford University

Women and children’s right activist Malala Yousafzai took to Twitter to express her joy in getting a place at Oxford university. She had reportedly secured A-level results. The Nobel Prize winner will be studying philosophy, politics and economics in Oxford University. She was shot by Taliban before 5 years and was staying in Birmingham ever since she underwent a surgery for the same.

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Jaya's death investigation: Apollo hospital issues statement

After TN CM Edappadi K Palaniswami’s move to investigate on the former TN CM J Jayalalithaa’s death, Apollo hospital has come up with a statement saying that they are confident about the treatment and care given to the late Chief Minister. They have also appreciated the CM’s move to investigate on this issue as it would prove their restless fight to cure J Jayalalithaa.

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Emma Stone is 2017's best paid actress: Forbes

Hollywood actress Emma Stone has been named as the best paid actress as she earned $26m over a 12-month period from June 2016 to June 2017, says Forbes. 28-year-old Emma's earnings increased by 160% on 2016. Jennifer Lawrence, who topped the list in 2016, came third with earnings of $24m. Notably, Jennifer Lawrence has topped the Forbes list for the past two years.

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Venezuela: Thieves steal zoo animals for food

According to reports, Venezuelan authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia. Two collared peccaries, which are similar to boars in appearance, were stolen over the weekend, police reportedly said. “What we presume is that they (were taken) with the intention of eating them,” Luis Morales, a police official reportedly said. Reportedly, the country is reeling under food shortages amid protests by the opposition.

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65-year-old man marries 15-year-old girl paying Rs 5 lakhs

In a shocking incident, a 65-year-old man from Oman has married a 15-year-old girl from Hyderabad according to media reports. The man had allegedly paid Rs 5 lakhs to the girl’s aunty for marrying her. The girl’s parents had logged a complaint in police station saying that they were not aware of the aunt’s plan. The girl was taken to Oman and she has been calling her parents asking them to bring her back to India. She has also told them that she would commit suicide if they don’t take immediate actions according to reports on News7. After this incident, several claims have surfaced alleging that poor families in Hyderabad are being targeted for such marriages.

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Trinamool Congress drifts civic body elections

In West Bengal, Trinamool Congress swept the civic body elections on Thursday by winning 140/148 wards which is more than 94% of the seats.  The opposition party BJP won four wards. Reportedly, the TMC continues with its political dominance because of the development activities taken by CM Mamata Banerjee.

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Motorola patents phone screen that repairs itself

Motorola has reportedly filed a patent for a mobile phone screen that can heal itself when heat is applied. According to reports, the screen will be made of shape memory polymers that heal the damage when subjected to rapid changes in heat. The heat could be produced by the phone itself, or from a body or a plug-in panel.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries recalled due to overheating risk

According to reports, over 10,000 batteries for the Galaxy Note 4 are being recalled for risk of overheating that could lead to burns or fires. The company has recalled phones that were refurbished through AT&T's insurance program and handled by FedEx Supply Chain. The phones apparently ended up with “counterfeit” batteries that include anomalies that could make them overheat. All of these phones were distributed between December 2016 and April 2017.

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Unique Identification Number for cattle

To stop illegal cattle transportation and monitor their health, the department of Information Network for Animal Productivity and Health has selected Coimbatore to run as a pilot project to provide a unique identification number to each cattle. The unique identification number will be updated on an online database, and a yellow tag containing 12 digit number would be fixed in the earlobe of cattle. The veterinary doctors will fix the tag and maintain a health card with the identification number of cattle.

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Jaya’s house to be converted into memorial: CM Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday reportedly announced that the ‘Veda Nilayam’ house, where former CM J Jayalalithaa lived, will be converted into a government memorial. The house is situated at Poes Garden area in Chennai. The Chief Minister also announced that people will soon be able to enter the memorial.

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SC prohibits medical admissions in Tamil Nadu till Tuesday

Barring medical admissions in Tamil Nadu till August 22, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Medical Council of India and the State government to explain the balance between students who got through NEET and rural students unequipped for the test, reports said. Stating, “We don't want a situation where NEET is demolished”, the apex court reportedly ordered the State government to provide the details of how many students from State board had qualified for NEET by Tuesday. The SC bench posted the matter for further hearing on August 22, say reports.

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Pattabiram Bridge still under preparation

The project to build a bridge in Pattabiram, Chennai-Thiruvallur high road over the level crossing is still under preparation while the sanction was obtained in 2011. With over 15 pairs of local EMU trains passing through the track to military siding, inconvenience is caused to the public because the traffic jams for a kilometer when the railway gates are closed. Reportedly the Southern Railway department is ready to start the construction but is waiting for state government approval on traffic diversion.

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There is an Aussie in Virat Kohli: Michael Clarke

Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke on Thursday said that the captaincy style of the India captain Virat Kohli is very similar to the brand of cricket that Australians play. "Virat is a wonderful player. He wants to win and doesn't want to take a step back. There is an Australian in Virat Kohli", said Clark.

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You can get cashback on Reliance Jio recharge in these four ways

Here is how you can get a cashback on your Reliance Jio recharges. Paytm offers cashback of Rs 76 on the recharge of Rs 300 and above, for which the customers need to use promocode ‘PAYTMJIO’. Amazon Pay users can get a cashback of Rs 99 on the first recharge of Rs 309 and above during August 14 - 19. PhonePe offers a cashback of Rs 75 on the recharge of Rs 309 and above during August 14 - 21. MobiKwik users can get Rs 59 cashback on the recharge of Rs 399 with promocode ‘JIOMBK’. MobiKwik also offers a cashback of Rs 159 for new users on their first recharge of Rs 399. New users have to use the promocode ‘NEWJIO’.

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India to face Australia in ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup opener

India will face Australia in their tournament-opener of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup scheduled to be held from January 13 to February 3 in 2019 at New Zealand. India and Australia are placed along side Zimbabwe and East Asia Pacific qualifier Papua New Guinea, in group B. Defending champions West Indies, 2012 champion South Africa, New Zealand, Africa qualifier Kenya are placed in Group B. Notably, the Indian team has won the tournament thrice.

 

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Jayalalithaa’s death to be investigated by inquiry commission

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday announced that the former Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa's death in December will be investigated by an inquiry commission. The decision would meet a major condition for the merger of the ruling AIADMK set by the rival faction led by O Panneerselvam.

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Irom Sharmila marries British partner in Kodaikanal

Rights activist Irom Sharmila on Thursday married her British partner Desmond Coutinho in Kodaikanal. Family members of the couple were not present at the registrar’s office. However, Sharmila, 45, was accompanied by documentary film maker and CPI-ML activist Divya Bharathi along with some other friends. She decided to quit politics and marry Coutinho, an NRI with roots in Goa, when she lost the assembly elections in Manipur.

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Puducherry airport back on track

Puducherry airport, commenced on Thursday after three years made its first flight to Hyderabad. Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanaswamy greeted all 78 passengers and handed over the boarding pass to each of them. Reportedly, flights to Bengaluru, Kochi, Tirupati and Coimbatore are expected to be started soon. Narayanswamy said that links to Delhi and Chandigarh are in proposal.

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