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''Donald Trump was literally breathing down my neck'', says Hilary

In what Hillary Clinton claims to be an attempt to let people know what all happened during the 2017’s presidential race, the ex-first lady has written a book ‘What happened’, according to media reports. She has mentioned that Donald Trump’s presence behind her, made her ‘skin crawl’ and has reportedly made more such revelations on things that happened during the 2nd presidential debate. While the book is set to be released on September 12th, audio excerpts have been released in which Hilary can be heard saying, “He followed me wherever I went in that small room, and always had his eyes staring at me, making faces. He was literally breathing down my neck”, reports say.

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This famous company’s chairman will be getting 32 crore as leave encashment

AM Naik, Larsen and Toubro’s executive chairman will be getting Rs 32.21 crore as leave encashment. It is reportedly a part of Rs 38.04 crore retirement benefits Naik who has been serving L&T for over 52 years, has headed the engineering and construction giant for over 17 years, according to media reports. The company, in its annual report, has also mentioned that he will also be taking up his role as non-executive chairman upon his retirement.

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DMK won’t pass no-confidence motion against Palaniswami-led govt: T K S Elangovan

DMK MP T K S Elangovan has reportedly said that his party will pass a no-confidence against the Edappadi K Palaniswami-led AIADMK government in the Assembly. The DMK leader also alleged that Governor Vidyasagar Rao leaving to Mumbai after 19 MLAs from TTV Dhinakaran faction have withdrawn their support to CM Palaniswami shows that Governor is under BJP’s control. Opposition leaders have asked the Governor to order the CM to prove his government’s majority.

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Lamborghini launches Android phone at Rs 1.57 lakh

Italian luxury supercar manufacturer Lamborghini has launched an Android smartphone called 'Alpha-One' priced at ₹1.57 lakh. The smartphone features Italian handmade black leather, a 5.5-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a fingerprint scanner. It also has a 20-megapixel rear-facing and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera along with 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. The phone is available starting in both the UK and UAE, as well as online.

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Wayne Rooney announces retirement from international football

England football captain Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday. The 31-year-old, who had a 14-year spell with the national team played 119 matches for England. Rooney is also the all-time leading goal-scorer with 53 goals for his country. In a statement released by Rooney, he confirmed he no longer wants to be considered for international duty.

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Picture of women in skirts convinced Trump to help Afghanistan

According to Washington Post reports, the national security advisor HR McMaster tried to change Trump’s mind on the number of US troops in Afghanistan by showing him a 1970s image of Afghan women wearing mini skirts. McMaster wanted to show Trump that Western norms had existed in Afghanistan before and could return, the Post added.

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Vaiko moved by Vijay Sethupathi-starrer, Dharmadurai

MDMK chief Vaiko, in a letter, has praised film director Seenu Ramasamy, actor Vijay Sethupathi for the film ‘Dharmadurai’. Narrating the story and analysing the characters in his own style, Vaiko said the film deserves any prestigious award in the world. The film didn’t win the national award, may be because it was made by a Tamil. Vaiko also called Vijay Sethupathi a ‘multi-talented’, adding, the latter has attracted him with his excellent acting skills.

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No one has the power to topple this govt: O Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Wednesday tweeted, “No one has the power to topple this government.” The AIADMK leader, who was attending the celebrations of MGR birth centenary in Ariyalur, in another tweet, said, “AIADMK government will stand rigid for years.”

 

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Chennai NGO uses Sarahah for a good cause

Sarahah - an application used for anonymous feedbacks is being used by a Chennai based NGO for a good cause. Reportedly "AWARE'S Save" - is an NGO which exclusively works on empowering children and creating awareness on sexual abuse. The team on Independence day created an account in Sarahah requesting people to share their stories. Media reports that the team has received 44 messages till now.

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Centre raises OBC creamy layer ceiling to Rs 8 lakh from Rs 6 lakh

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday reportedly announced that the creamy layer ceiling for the Other Backward Classes has been raised to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing Rs 6 lakh for central government jobs. Now, reservation benefits will be available to those in the OBC category earning up to Rs 8 lakh per annum.

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New Railway board Chairman appointed

Following the resignation of former Railway Board Chairman Ashok Mittal, the centre on Wednesday reportedly appointed Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani to the post. Mr. Lohani holds four engineering degrees and has also authored two books. He holds the Guinness Record for running the world's oldest steam locomotive.

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153-kg samosa smashes world record in London

A samosa weighing over 153 kilograms set the Guinness Record for the world's largest samosa in London on Tuesday. A dozen volunteers from the charity Muslim Aid UK built the samosa on a giant wire mesh, and deep-fried it in a custom-built vat. The previous record of 110.8 kg was set by Bradford College in northern England in June 2012.

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Headmaster of school committed suicide fearing medical admission

On Tuesday a 38-year-old woman reportedly killed self, fearing that her daughter dreams of pursuing to be a doctor will not be fulfilled. Vidhyalakshmi, a headmaster of a private school in Vellore, was stressed because of the delay in medical admissions due to the ongoing battle of NEET. The woman's husband alleged that his wife has been undergoing stress from the moment their daughter received rejections in Medical universities. The police are conducting further inquiries.

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SC dismisses Sasikala’s review petition in DA case

According to reports, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the review petition filed by Sasikala, Ilavarasi and Sudhakaran against the 4-year jail sentence in the disproportionate assets case. Sasikala, in the plea, had contended that she could be sentenced under Prevention of Corruption Act as she was not a government servant.

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Journalist heckled at Aligarh Muslim University during interview on Triple Talaq verdict

A reporter and camera person from India Today was heckled and hurled abuses at the Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday when they were interviewing women after the Supreme Court ordered barring Triple Talaq, say reports. The men reportedly barged towards the reporter, Ilma Hasan, and asked her to stop filming and call the police. Some men even attempted to prompt the women present there on what they had to say about Triple Talaq, reports added.

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Road accident kills two TN women

Reportedly two women died in a road accident when a truck hit them in the Salem-Trichy national highway. The women were residents of Salem and were on the way to collect their pension when the incident happened. Media reports that the tire of the truck burst and lost control which hit the senior women. The locals alleged that the truck driver immediately left the place when he found that the women were dead. A case has been registered in Mallur police station.

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Actor Vishal meets TTV Dhinakaran

According to reports, president of Tamil Film Producers Council and actor Vishal on Wednesday met AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran to invite the latter to his younger sister’s wedding. Vishal has been inviting people from the film industry and politicians to attend his sister’s wedding which is to be held on August 27, say reports. The actor had earlier invited MDMK chief Vaiko for the wedding, reports added.

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Railway Minister proposes to resign

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in a series of tweets has proposed to resign from his position. Reportedly on Wednesday Ashok Mital, chairman of the railway board resigned from his position. Ashok Mital alleged that he was unhappy after the derailment in UP. With the consecutive train derailments, there is a crackdown on various officials. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Union Railway Minister to wait.

 

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Honda Cliq scooter launched in TN at a price of Rs 44,524

The Honda Cliq scooter has been launched in Tamil Nadu at a price of Rs  44,524 (ex-showroom, Chennai) on Wednesday. The company is launching the Honda Cliq across India in a phased manner. Honda Two Wheelers also launched the Honda Cliq in surrounding states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Telangana recently.  After the launch of the Honda Cliq, the company also announced that it has now become the biggest two-wheeler seller in Tamil Nadu.

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19 Mumbai buildings to be demolished for metro construction

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation authorities on Tuesday said that as many as 19 buildings in the Girgaum-Kalbadevi belt will be demolished and will be rebuilt in the vicinity to make way for the Colaba-SEEPZ Metro-3 line. The buildings will be rebuilt and the occupants will be rehabilitated in the same area by 2021. The authorities have already drawn up a ₹700-crore-plan for the project.

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