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Teachers should create good politicians like us: OPS

The Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has reportedly said in a gathering that it is teachers’ responsibility to create good politicians like ‘them’. He earlier resigned his post as TN’s Chief Minister and claimed that he was forced to do so by the then General Secretary of AIADMk VK Sasikala. However, he joined back to the party and also got a position as Deputy CM after VK Sasikala’s conviction.

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Two Indians in Steve Smith's ‘Dream Team’

Australia captain Steve Smith left out his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli and veteran MS Dhoni in his dream team and picked two other Indian cricketers. "I would have Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh in my team," Smith told reporters ahead of the second One-day International at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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Yoga in all Tamil Nadu schools by end of October: CM Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Thursday reportedly said Yoga will be taught in schools across the State by the end of October. Palaniswami was speaking at a function where he distributed employment orders to those selected by Teachers Recruitment Board of Tamil Nadu. He also reportedly asserted that teachers, apart from teaching lessons, should also impart students right values. Stating that the exams by the board were conducted transparently, he reportedly added 40,000 full-time teachers and 15,000 part-time teachers will be appointed in 6 years.

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Deepa and EPS may work together

MGR Amma Deepa Peravai President J. Deepa met the reporters on Wednesday in Trichy and said that she might work with EPS factions in the future. Reportedly, she also said, "If the people and members of the party want me to join hands with EPS, we will decide on it". Deepa also allegedly commented that "Amma chased away Dhinakaran, how will AIADMK cadres follow him?"

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80-year-old woman dead in Chennai, police suspect as a murder

An 80-year-old woman identified as Sivabakiyam was found dead at her residence in Guduvancherry on Tuesday. Reportedly, the woman was living alone with her son Shankar who was under the influence of alcohol. Shankar used to fight with his mom very often after he came home drunk. According to media reports, the police suspected that this could be a murder as blood was oozing out from her ear. The police is in look out for Shankar. The investigation officer is waiting for the postmortem report to find out the exact reason for her death.

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Aadhaar card made mandatory to enter pubs in Hyderabad

The prohibition and excise department of Telangana government reportedly made Aadhaar cards mandatory to gain entry into pubs in Hyderabad. The step is an attempt to check entry of minors at pubs where they are often served alcohol. Those under 21 years of age will reportedly not be allowed to enter the pubs.

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Cabinet approves 78 days bonus for railway employees

Eligible non-gazetted railway employees will receive productivity linked bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages since the Union cabinet has approved the payment on Wednesday for the financial year 2016-17, say reports. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reportedly said, “According to the formula, it was calculated to be given for 72 days but for the past six years it has been a tradition of giving them the bonus for 78 days, so the Cabinet has approved a 78-day productivity linked bonus for them.” An eligible railway employee will receive a maximum amount of Rs 17,951 for 78 days, reports added.

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Porn actor-turned spy sentenced for posing as jihadist

Reportedly, popular porn actor-turned-German intelligence agent, Roque M has been given a one-year suspended sentence for attempting to share state secrets while posing as a jihadist online. According to reports, he told the court that he pretended to be a jihadist planning an attack in online chatrooms because he was bored.

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People held for sending sarees and nightgowns to EPS

Eight members were reportedly detained in Erode for sending sarees and nightgowns to TN Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and Speaker Dhanpal. According to media reports, they sent the Sarees for not conducting the floor test.

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Journalist hacked to death while covering clashes between political groups

A journalist named Santanu Bhowmik, who went to cover the clashes between two political groups, was hacked to death on Wednesday. Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) and Tripura Upajati Gan Mukti Parishad (TUGMP), a tribal wing of Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPIM, were involved in clashes in Mandwai of West Tripura. It is alleged that IPFT supporters were behind the incident. While the state government has ordered an inquiry into the death, Section 144 has been imposed in two districts of Tripura.

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‘Thieves’ return jewels to teach lesson

A family in Mangaluru was surprised beyond words as they found their 99 sovereigns that went missing the previous day. They also found a note in which ‘Keep valuables safely’ was written. The thieves stole the jewellery along with Rs 13,000 in broad daylight when the owners were away at work. They reportedly threw a pouch with the jewellery and cash in their compound.

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Man mows down youth to death after altercation over smoking

According to reports, a 21-year-old photography student was killed and his friend was left with an injured leg after a motorist mowed them on a bike on Sunday following a tiff over smoking in public in south Delhi. While Gurpreet Singh succumbed to head injuries on Wednesday, his friend Maninder Singh is bound to a wheelchair after a surgery on his leg. The accused, Rohit Kumar Mahanta, who was allegedly drunk, allegedly blew smoke at them at an eatery leading to an argument. He was arrested by police on Wednesday, say reports.

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Father kills mentally challenged daughter

Kausalya, a 19-year-old, born mentally challenged was allegedly killed by her father who is an auto driver on Wednesday in Nerkundram. Reportedly the girl suffered from frequent epileptic attacks, and on one such event, she tore her dress. According to media reports, the girl's father strangled her with a nylon rope as he was saddened with her behaviour and surrendered to the Koyambedu police station. The man was reportedly arrested, and the body has been sent for postmortem.

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Arnab or Rajdeep Sardesai: Who accounted the Gujarat riot incident?

While addressing a gathering in Assam, Republic TV’s Editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami narrated an incident that had happened to him during the 2004 Gujarat riot. After a video of Arnab’s narration surfaced online, senior journalist and India Today’s Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai tweeted the video (which is unavailable to watch currently) saying that the incident happened to him and not Arnab.

He also said that they both were colleagues and were working for NDTV. Nalin Mehta, senior journalist and consulting editor of Times of India, and another senior journalist Sanjiv Singh also claimed that the incident happened to them and not Arnab. Rajdeep Sardesai has narrated the same incident in his book - 2014: The election that changed India.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to meet Kamal Haasan

The Chief Minister of Delhi and Aam Aadmi party’s chief will reportedly be meeting Kamal Haasan on Thursday at 12:00 pm. Actor Kamal Haasan has been showing interest in politics in the recent days by expressing his views on Tamil Nadu’s political scenario on twitter. He had recently met Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

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Woman skips out on restaurant bill because she ‘wears Adidas’

In China’s Liaoning Province, a video footage, which shows a woman refusing to pay her restaurant bill and assaulting a waiter, is going viral on social media. However, the unidentified woman literally shows her stripes when she shared her reason for skipping the check by shouting, “I wear Adidas!”. The woman reportedly left the place without paying after having a minor altercation with the restaurant employees.

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Toilets flush with cash in Geneva

Geneva prosecutors are investigating after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination euro banknotes, they reportedly said on Monday. The Tribune de Geneve reported that the first blockage occurred in the toilet serving the vault at UBS bank in Geneva's financial district, and three nearby bistros found their facilities bunged up with 500-euro notes a few days later. The cash was confiscated during the investigation and it was unclear who would get it if it was found to be lawful, reports added.

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Daughter gang-raped in front of father: Rohingya Muslim’s horror story

Rohingya Muslims in the refugee camps in Bangladesh are experiencing horror with threats from all fronts. Mohammad Kasim, 40, allegedly witnessed his daughter's gang-rape and killing. When he tried to stop the attackers, the Burmese military, they branded his thigh with a red-hot knife, he allegedly said. He also added that he doesn't know his wife and other children’s whereabouts.

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NATO condemns UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

NATO on Wednesday reportedly condemned a UN treaty banning nuclear arms as unrealistic and warned that it risked undermining the international response to North Korea’s atomic weapons program. NATO said the treaty “disregards the realities of the increasingly challenging international security environment” in the face of growing threats, particularly from Pyongyang.

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Sakshi Maharaj makes another controversial remark on rape

BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has alleged that ‘vulgar’ behaviour by boys and girls at public places leads to rape and they should be put behind bars. “When these couples ride a motorcycle, they hug each other as if the girl will eat the boy or the boy will eat the girl,” he said. “Everyone ignores them, but once rape happens, people demand action against the police, so the right thing would be to take action and put such couples behind bars,” he reportedly added on Wednesday.

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