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Air India to serve premium passengers with new menu

According to reports, Air India plans to serve a variety of wines, mocktails, and regional cuisines to its business and first class passengers on international flights from October. The airline also plans to offer passengers the food of their choice, and impart refresher training to chefs across 28 countries who have "lost their Indian touch". Notably, this facility is only for premium passengers.

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Adobe is finally killing Flash

Adobe on Tuesday reportedly announced that it would stop updating and distributing Flash Player plug-in by the end of 2020. Flash technology was once one of the most widely used ways to watch videos and play games online. In recent years, browsers such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari have been deprecating Flash in favour of its alternative HTML5.

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New president has anti-Ambedkar thinking: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Tuesday reportedly said that President Ramnath Kovind has shown that "he has the anti-Ambedkar thinking of the BJP" by not paying tribute to BR Ambedkar's statue in the Parliament premises. She also added that Kovind should have laid flowers of reverence on Ambedkar's statue. She alleged Kovind became the President because of Ambedkar.

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Canon launches 'EOS 6D Mark II DSLR' camera in India

Japanese camera manufacturer Canon reportedly launched the most awaited high-end EOS 6D Mark II DSLR in India. 6D Mark II starts from the price range of Rs 1,32,995. The major feature of this camera is it has 26.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor which provides very clear images even in low-light.

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TN: After Kamal’s tweet, ministers’ email IDs vanish from govt website

According to reports, the email IDs of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and his colleagues have reportedly been removed from the state government’s website. Many alleged that even the phone numbers have vanished. This comes after actor Kamal Haasan had earlier appealed to people to report corruption in the state to the ministers online. However, the ruling AIADMK said people could reach out to the ministers on their other email IDs as lawmakers, and also report issues on each MLA’s website.

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UP: Cops suspended for brutally beating up children

Two police personnel were suspended for brutally beating up two children on suspicion of theft in Bulandshahr after a video of the incident went viral. Constable Rakesh Kumar and the home guards, who assaulted the kids with a baton, have been suspended. Reportedly, the boys were caught by two policemen over suspicion of stealing mobile phones and cash from a devotee on the banks of Ganges.

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Vande Mataram in Tamil Nadu: Congress slams involvement of judiciary

Congress on Wednesday slammed the involvement of the judiciary in non-adjudicatory issues after the Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled that ‘Vande Mataram’ must be sung in all schools, educational institutions and government offices. Congress leader KTS Tulsi reportedly said, “I don't think Judiciary should get into all this. This is not judicially manageable issue. What will they do if there is violence if there are clashes if there is loss of life? Why should the judiciary take these decisions. This is not a judicatory matter.”

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Passenger tweets Railways Minister dead lizard in veg biryani served on train

Passengers on the Purva Express on Tuesday tweeted to Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu after they spotted a dead lizard in veg biryani served on the train. After they found the lizard, they alerted a staffer. The staffer simply threw the meal out of the train. When a complaint to the ticket examiner and the pantry car attendant drew no apparent response, the passengers tweeted to the Railway Minister. A senior railway officer reportedly said the matter will be investigated and a strong action will be taken.

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No more permissions for casinos in Goa

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday reportedly said that no more permissions for casinos would be granted in the state, both on land and off-shore. Notably, the number of off-shore casinos in Mandovi river would be capped to existing five vessels, which will be shifted to land in the next three years, Parrikar added.

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RBI stops printing Rs 2,000 notes, new Rs 200 notes coming soon

Reports say the Reserve Bank of India has stopped printing the Rs 2,000 currency notes and new notes of that denomination will not be brought in the current financial year. RBI had also accelerated the process of printing the Rs 200 currency notes, officials of the central bank reportedly said. With reports stating the RBI has already started printing the first batch of Rs 200 note in June, the new notes are expected to start circulating by next month.

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Youth gets his girlfriend raped to avoid marriage

According to reports, a 19-year-old student, Harpreet Singh Happy, in Punjab's Jalandhar allegedly got his girlfriend raped so that he could use it as an excuse to avoid marrying her. Two of Happy's friends took her to an abandoned Haveli and raped her on the same day she was supposed to meet his parents, reports added.

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Mumbai building collapse kills 17, Shiv Sena leader arrested

At least 17 people were killed and 22 survivors were pulled out of debris after a residential building in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar collapsed. Police have reportedly arrested Sunil Shitap, a Shiv Sena man, who was allegedly carrying out an illegal renovation work in his nursing home located on the ground floor. The 40-year-old building was home to at least 12 families, say police.

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Google might name Android O 'Octopus': Reports

According to reports, Google might name the upcoming Android 8.0 as 'Octopus'. In the latest beta version, Google has replaced the original placeholder Easter egg that traditionally has been there to keep the real name of the OS a secret with the image of an Octopus. Earlier, there were reports that it would be named 'Oreo'. Android O is set to release on Google's Pixel smartphones later this year.

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AIADMK says will sue Roopa if she doesn’t withdraw charges

According to reports, the ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu said it will take a legal action against Karnataka ex-DIG D Roopa if she did not withdraw her bribery charges against party chief VK Sasikala. Notably, the police officer had previously alleged that Sasikala was given special treatment and amenities in prison against rules.

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Hacker threatens to leak Kylie Jenner's nude pictures

American television personality Kylie Jenner's Snapchat was reportedly hacked and the hacker has threatened to leak some nude pictures of the 19-year-old. The hacker posted a message on Snapchat with the caption 'add for Kylie Jenner's nudes!!'. This was followed by a post on the alleged hacker's Twitter account which read, "I got Kylie's nudes(SIC)". However, an hour later, the supposed hacker wrote there were no nude pictures of Kylie in her account.

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Google stops highlighting illegal torrent sites on Search

Google has removed the highlighted carousel which showed illegal torrent sites on searching with keywords like 'best torrent sites' or torrent sites’. Google has also filtered out illegal streaming services from searches for ‘streaming sites’ and has completely blocked the results carousel from displaying torrent sites.

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Cricket should have mixed team like tennis: Akshay Kumar

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar suggested a new idea of having a mixed cricket team similar to mixed doubles in tennis. “Like there are mixed doubles in tennis, why can’t there be a men and women cricket match against another country?. If this kind of a set-up happens, it will be the biggest set-up ever”, Akshay said. Notably, Akshay attended the Women’s Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s cricket ground in London.

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Karnataka govt to open 900 liquor stores

Karnataka government on Tuesday announced plans to open 900 new liquor stores to compensate for the drop in excise revenue after liquor sale along highways was banned. The new stores will reportedly be run by state government-owned Mysore Sales International Limited. This comes amid protests by Opposition that the stores will "push the people into further debt traps".

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Google tests autoplay videos in search result page

According to reports, Google is testing a feature on its Search results page that would autoplay YouTube videos related to users' searched terms and keywords. The videos will appear in the right-hand side bar but their audio will not play automatically. A Google spokesperson confirmed the test, adding that the company has no plans to launch the feature yet.

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Bieber cancels Purpose Tour to start his own church: Report

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has reportedly cancelled the remainder of his concerts as part of his Purpose World Tour and it is because he may be planning to start his own church to reconnect with his faith. The remaining 14 dates of his tour across North America and Asia will get affected. Notably, a refund for tickets already purchased has been assured.

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