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Tamil Nadu athlete clinches gold in Asian Indoor games

In the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Govindan Lakshmanan from Pudukkottai of Tamil Nadu won the gold in the men’s 5000m race. He clocked 8 minute and 2.30 seconds to run away the winner at the arena here. Moreover, PU Chitra clinched gold in women’s 1500m races.

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Dera chief to grow vegetables, prune trees in jail

Reports suggest that Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping two of his disciples, will spend time in prison growing vegetables and pruning trees. Haryana DGP K P Singh reportedly said the 50-year-old self-styled godman will work for eight hours a day and get Rs 20 per day.

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Trump vows to 'totally destroy' North Korea

Issuing a warning to North Korea over its ballistic missile programmes and nuclear tests, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday reportedly said that the Washington will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea. Mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump reportedly said, “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime”. Unless North Korea backs down from the nuclear challenge, he reportedly said, “We will have no choice than to totally destroy North Korea.”

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Amazon unveils ‘Buy Now, Pay Next Year’ offer

E-commerce giant Amazon has rolled out a new offer named ‘Buy now, pay next year’, ahead of its Great Indian Festival sale. The offer lets customers buy products and pay for them in instalments after three months. Under the offer, available to HDFC Bank credit card holders, the customers can buy products in the upcoming Amazon sale, but will be required to pay the instalments starting January 2018 only.

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Mahindra & Mahindra showcases India’s first driverless tractor

According to reports, automobile giant Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) on Tuesday unveiled India’s first ever driverless tractor developed at the company’s facility in Chennai. The tractor, coupled with ‘DiGiSENSE’ technology, would reportedly be available commercially from next year. The tractor can auto-steer and is able to detect and avoid obstacles, say reports. It can also reportedly make automatic headland turns, automatic lift and drops and make emergency stops.

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TN govt took Anitha's life by giving false promises: TTV Dhinakaran

Speaking at a meeting against NEET medical exam in Trichy, TTV Dhinakaran reportedly said the Tamil Nadu government has taken the life of medical aspirant Anitha of Ariyalur by giving false promises. Dhinakaran also launched a scathing attack on Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao saying he is working as an Assembly leader for the Edappadi K Palaniswami-led government.

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All DMK MLAs to resign amidst political crisis?

Following the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs who are supporters of TTV Dhinakaran, Opposition DMK on Tuesday conducted a meeting with all legislators to discuss the political crisis in Tamil Nadu. Reports say DMK passed a resolution condemning the disqualification of MLAs. Further, when asked if all DMK MLAs would resign as next step, party working president M K Stalin said any decision regarding the crisis will be taken after court pronounces verdict in the case against disqualification, reports added.

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'The Powerpuff Girls' now have a big sister named ‘Bliss’

Cartoon Network has introduced Bliss, a fourth girl in the trio, in the reboot of the famous cartoon series 'The Powerpuff Girls'. Bliss is the long-lost older sister of 'The Powerpuff Girls' original trio, which features the characters Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. She has made her debut appearance in the five-part movie event titled 'The Powerpuff Girls: The Power of Four'.

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Chennai woman preserves bond between mother and child

Preethi Vijay, a 30-year-old from Chennai reportedly mastered the art of preserving breast milk and umbilical cord and make jewellery with it. Preethi - mother of six-year-old, set up a facebook page 'Momma's Milky love' where she receives an order through mail and text. She receives at least 12 orders in a week to make rings, pendants, earrings. According to media reports, Preethi instructs her customers to transfer the breast milk in ziplock bags. Her products vary from the range of Rs. 1000 - Rs.4000.

 

IMAGE CREDIT : Momma's Milky Love

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16-year-old alleges gang-rape by four youths for 10 days

A 16-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh reportedly registered a complaint in Muzaffarnagar police station against four youths for assaulting her for ten days. Reportedly, the girl was waiting in the bus stand, and the four youths who came in a car offered her a lift. The girl readily accepted as the youths were known to her. According to media reports, the girl was held captive and was gang-raped for ten days continuously. The girl alleged that she was forced to eat meat and change her religion. On September 16, she was set free near the Ganga canal bridge on the village outskirts. During her confinement, the girl said that the boys threatened to kill her if she complained to the police, a report says. A search raid on the boys is being conducted.

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Fashion firm files complaint against Shraddha Kapoor

Clothing manufacturer M&M Designs reportedly filed a complaint against Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor accusing of cheating and criminal breach of trust. A criminal complaint has been filed against Shraddha for allegedly not promoting fashion label AJTM during the promotional activities of the film ‘Haseena Parkar’ in violation of an agreement.

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OPS is a sleeper cell of DMK: Disqualified MLA

After the assembly speaker disqualified the 18 rebel MLAs of TTV Dhinakaran’s faction, the MLAs filed petition in High Court questioning the speaker’s order. One of the disqualified MLAs Vetrivel, reportedly said that the deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is a ‘sleeper cell’ for DMK’s working president, MK Stalin. After the announcement of V K Sasikala's ouster, TTV Dhinakaran, in a number of interviews said that he has got ‘sleeper cells’ in Edappadi K Palaniswami faction.

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Sunny Leone’s Navratri themed condom ad sparks controversy

A condom advertisement featuring Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has sparked controversy in Gujarat as the advertisement is themed on the popular Hindu festival, Navratri. A Gujarat based group, Hindu Yuva Vahini has reportedly staged a protest near the advertisement's location. The protesters reportedly said that they would keep protesting until the ads are removed.

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Virat Kohli gets a bizarre proposal from a Pakistan cop

India cricket team captain Virat Kohli got a bizarre proposal from a policeman from Pakistan. During the recently-concluded Independence Cup between the ICC World XI and Pakistan in Lahore, the policeman stunned everyone when he appeared with a placard with a message that read, "Kohli, Marry Me". Notably, England women cricketer Danielle Wyatt sent Kohli a marriage proposal through Twitter in 2014.

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Acid injected into 6-month-old’s eye; baby critical

In a horrific incident, a 6-month-old baby in Kolkata was reportedly injected with acid in eye when the baby’s mother was asleep. The mother alleged that her mother-in-law, with the help of the baby’s uncle committed the crime. However, police have dismissed the allegation saying that the mother-in-law needs crutches to walk. The cops have reportedly suspected the baby’s father as his criminal records are worse and he is untraceable. Doctors reportedly said that the baby’s left eye has become dysfunctional and that the right eye has also been affected and the baby is battling for life.

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Delhi man went on stabbing spree over an argument of Rs. 10

A man allegedly injured six people by stabbing them in a food joint in Delhi after an argument over a Rs. 10 coin. Reportedly, the man was fighting with the stall owner for Rs. 10, and a bunch of youth abused him for that. Suddenly, he took a knife from his pocket and started attacking people around. According to the reports of Times of India, the youths fled away. Unable to control his anger, the man stabbed six people in the stall including a woman. The people managed to catch hold of the man and handed him over to the police. A case of attempt to murder has been registered, and a medical test has been given to check if the man is mentally ill.

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Boy in coma after teacher hits with bat by mistake

A class 7 boy from Tiruchengode was reportedly hit by his teacher on head with a cricket bat accidentally. A Kuppusami, an economics teacher in the same government school reportedly went to the school to take his bike. When he saw students playing cricket in school ground, he joined them. While raising his bat to hit the ball, the teacher accidentally hit the boy on his head. Reportedly, the boy was fine when the accident happened but later became unconscious. The boy is now under treatment in Salem government hospital.

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Sexually abused mother murders rapist son

According to reports, a mother in Bhayander West paid contract killers Rs 50,000 to murder her drug addict son who was also sexually abusive. According to police sources, the victim, identified as Ramcharan Ramdas Dwivedi, 21, was addicted to drugs, sex, and had raped dozens of women, including his own mother and stepmother. Unable to bear his actions, his mother hatched a plan with her elder son Sitaram and murdered Ramcharan. Police have arrested the woman and three others for the murder.

 

Image Credit: Mid-Day

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Biopic on cricketer titled Chakdaha express

After Sachin and Dhoni and other cricketers, a biopic on Indian woman cricketer Jhulan Goswami titled as Chakdaha express will soon be released. Reportedly, the movie explains the journey of Goswami from Nadia district to a star player in the International Women's World cup in London. Jhulan Goswami is the leading women's wicket-taker in ODIs. The movie will be directed by Susanta Das in Hindi and will start shooting by April 2018.

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National flag printed on Smart card

In yet another case a man in Palani was issued with smart card with the photo of the national flag. After the government’s imposition of changing ration cards to smart cards, this is the third case in which photo has not been properly printed. In earlier cases, a smart card was issued to a woman with actress Kajal Agarwal’s photo, and another man in Salem received smart card with Lord Ganesha’s photo.

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