India wins World Cup opener against England

Indian women’s teams has won its match against England in the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby on Saturday. India scored 281 runs and set England a target of 282 to win the match, while England lost all the wickets in 47.3 overs scoring 247 runs. Notably, Indian opener Smriti Mandhana scored 90 runs off 72 balls and won the player of the match award.

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Srinivasan to represent TNCA at BCCI meeting

Former BCCI president and ICC chairman N Srinivasan is reportedly set to represent  Tamil Nadu Cricket Association at the special general meeting of BCCI. According to reports, Srinivasan is said to discuss Lodha panel recommendations and raise the issue of allowing the participation of outstation players in the second edition of TNPL. Notably, the meeting will be held in Mumbai on June 26.

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Prabhu proposes coastal route between Chennai, Kanyakumari

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has reportedly proposed a coastal railway line between Chennai and Kanyakumari. According to reports, the minister had also added that the State must cooperate with the ministry to implement the project. Notably, Prabhu also launched a seven km railway route connecting Ennore and Tiruvottiyur, a 10 KW solar plant at Moore Market in Chennai and a food plaza at Trichy.

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Mithali Raj breaks two world records in Women's World Cup

Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj has reportedly broken two world records in the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup. According to reports, Mithali has become the first woman to score seven consecutive fifties in One Day Internationals. Notably, she has also created a new record of hitting the maximum number of half centuries in Women’s ODI matches.

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Indians top list of students opting for engineering, technology in US

Indian students have reportedly topped the list of choosing engineering, technology, science and mathematics courses in the United States. According to reports, India came second, following China, in sending 206,698 students to the US for studies last year. Notably, around 84 per cent of Indian students studying in the US had opted for science, technology, engineering and maths.

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Airtel announces monsoon surprise, extends free data offer

India’s top telco Bharti Airtel has reportedly announced a fresh offer, named ‘monsoon surprise’ for its customers. According to reports, the company has extended its ‘holiday surprise’ offer and will continue to provide 30GB free data for another three months. Notably, Airtel users can claim the offer on ‘My Airtel’ app after July 1.

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Actor Dileep lodges complaint after blackmail phone call

Malayalam actor Dileep has alleged that he had received a blackmail phone call demanding him Rs 1.5 crore. According to reports, Dileep, along with his friend Nadhirshah, has registered a complaint with the police and added that the caller demanded the money for not involving Dileep’s name in a molestation case of a Malayalam actress.

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India beat Pakistan for 2nd time in World Hockey League

India registers the second consecutive win against the neighbouring country in the FIH World Hockey League Semi Final on Saturday. Ramandeep Singh and Mandeep Singh scored braces, while Talwinder Singh and Harmanpreet Singh scored a goal each for India. India will now face Canada next to decide the fifth and sixth-placed teams.

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Dhoni, Yuvraj may pull themselves out of team: Gilchrist

Former Australian player Adam Gilchrist has reportedly said that MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh need to work out themselves and be in conversation with team captain and selectors if they have motivation to continue till 2019 World Cup. According to reports, Gilchrist also told that the selectors pick the team unless the players pull out themselves and added that Dhoni and Yuvraj might pull themselves out.

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Arnab Goswami Claims Times Now manipulating systems to increase TRPs

Arnab Goswami responding to a report claiming Times Now has caught up with Republic TV alleged that Times is using methods which are manipulating the system. According to Goswami, Times Now has increased viewership by employing a “forced reach” method. He claimed that Times Now is tying up with cable networks to be the “landing page” on the network.

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Man burns daughter to death for marrying against his wishes

According to reports, a man and his family in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad allegedly tied his 22-year-old daughter to a cot, doused her in kerosene and burnt her to death on Friday for allegedly marrying against his wishes. The incident took place when the victim was at her home with her two-year-old child and her husband's family had gone to a funeral.

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Nursery school holds monkey dance, Maneka Gandhi intervenes

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi opposed a Delhi school principal and removed him from his seat for organising monkey dance for its students. The school had advertised the event online, following which users informed Gandhi. The Rhesus Macaque monkey is protected under the Wildlife Protection Act, and using it for entertainment invites a punishment of up to seven years' jail.

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Amazon claims patent for its warehouse

E-commerce major Amazon has reportedly filed a patent for a multi-storey warehouse for its delivery drones which resembles a beehive in shape. The patent states that the warehouses will be built within densely populated urban areas. The illustrations in the patent suggest the warehouse will have multiple windows for drones to fly in and out of the building.

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Tamil Nadu, Kerala has most number of literate child labourers

According to a report by The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Tamil Nadu and Kerala has the most number of literate child workers in India. By this report, around 82% of all child workers in Kerala are literate, while in Tamil Nadu the figure is 81.3%. The report also specifies that most of the literate child labourers are employed in the cities.

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Tamil Nadu most visited state by foreign tourists: Reports

According to reports, Tamil Nadu has been ranked as the top destination among foreign and domestic tourists in 2016. This is the third consecutive year Tamil Nadu has bagged the first place. Notably, Maharashtra has bagged the second spot. Surprisingly, Goa only managed to bag the 9th place on foreign tourists' popularity charts.

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Madhya Pradesh minister disqualified by Election Commission over paid news

According to reports, the Election Commission has barred Madhya Pradesh Minister Narottam Mishra from contesting elections for three years over paid news allegations during 2008 Assembly polls. The complaint was filed by former Congress MLA Rajendra Bharti in April 2009. While Mishra had earlier approached the MP High Court seeking to quash the inquiry by the EC, his plea was rejected.

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Tamil Nadu hospital to launch 'air ambulance'

The Ganga hospital in Coimbatore is reportedly all set to introduce its air ambulance service on Sunday. According to reports, the service would be operated in association with Delhi-based OSS Air Management. Notably, this is first such facility to be run by a hospital in India. The hospital also announced that the minimum charge for the air ambulance would be Rs.one lakh for one hour.

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Infosys decides to pay $1 million

Bengaluru-based Infosys on Friday reportedly said it had decided to pay $1 million for the state of New York in a visa-related case. The New York state had filed a case against Infosys on 2010 alleging that the IT major used temporary visas called B-1 visas instead of H-1B visas to send its employees to the onshore locations in the state of New York. However, the company still maintains that it did not commit any wrongdoings.

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Sushma helps Indian woman in Saudi forced into slavery

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj helped an Indian woman in Saudi Arabia forced into slavery, asking the Indian envoy to look into the matter. Sushma tweeted a news article on Jacintha Mendonca, a nurse from Karnataka, and tagged the Indian Embassy in Riyadh, in the tweet. A demand of ₹4.1 lakh has been made to release Jacintha.

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Central ministers skip President Pranab's final iftar party

According to reports, no minister from the Union Cabinet attended President Pranab Mukherjee's last Iftar party as Indian President on Friday. Although Narendra Modi has not attended the Iftar party since he became Prime Minister, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley have previously attended the annual event. However, Sonia Gandhi and Ghulam Nabi Azad attended the party held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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