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August 23 2019


Alert in Tamil Nadu after intel says six Lashkar terrorists entered state


Security has been tightened across Tamil Nadu following intelligence inputs that members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba had

infiltrated into the state, police said on Friday.


The reports suggested six members of the terror outfit infiltrated into the state by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities, including Coimbatore, according to the police.

Security has been stepped up at many places, including airports, railway stations, bus stands and places of worship across the state. An alert has been sounded, especially in coastal districts, to prevent any further possible intrusion, the police said.


There has been tight watching crosswise over Coimbatore district. Vehicle checks have been heightened in the city and border areas, the police said.

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Google ditches its desserts! Android Q's official name is Android 10

Google, Android 10

Breaking the 10-year history of naming Android releases after desserts, Google

on Thursday announced it had officially named the next version as just Android 10."First, we're changing the way we name our releases. Our engineering team has

always used internal code names for each version, based of tasty treats, or desserts, in alphabetical order," said Sameer Samat, VP of Product Management, Android, in a statement.


The naming tradition has become a fun part of the release each year externally too, like Android Lollipop or Marshmallows.


"As a worldwide operating system, it's significant that these names are clear and relatable for everyone in the world. In this way, this next arrival of Android will simply use the version number and be called Android 10," Samat clarified.

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Here's when Sidharth, Riteish starrer 'Marjaavaan' will release

The release of Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh-starrer 'Marjaavaan' has been shifted ahead and it will now hit theatres on November 22.


Earlier, it was scheduled to release on Gandhi Jayanti, October 2 this year.


Sidharth and Riteish shared two really intense and fierce posters with each one featuring the two.


Sidharth stood out as a tall man with a corroded physique, though Riteish was appeared as a three-feet tall dwarf on a poster that said, "Kamineypan ki height teen foot.

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August 22 2019


Restrictions eased in most of Kashmir, but mobile, internet still suspended

Srinagar, Kashmir

Restrictions were eased in most areas of Kashmir with barricades being lifted

and the movement of people and traffic increasing gradually, but markets remained shut and mobile and internet services suspended for the 18th day on


Officials said the situation was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday.

In view of the improving situation, the movement of people and traffic was slowly increasing in the city and other district headquarters of the Valley, they said.

Public transport remained off the streets, but a few inter-district cabs and auto-rickshaws were seen utilizing in certain areas.

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Are Amazon, Microsoft putting the world at risk of killer robots?


Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies that could spearhead a global AI arms race, according to a

report that surveyed major players from the sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.

Dutch NGO Pax ranked 50 companies by three criteria: whether they were developing technology that could be relevant to killer

robots, whether they were working on related military projects, and if they had committed to abstaining from contributing in the future.


The utilization of AI to enable weapon systems to autonomously choose and assault targets has sparked moral debates in recent

years, with critics warning they would jeopardize international security and herald a third revolution in warfare after gunpowder and the nuclear bomb.

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August 21 2019


Spider-Man's future up in the air as Sony-Disney spat continues


A dispute between Walt Disney Co. and Sony Corp. threatens to end their co-production of “Spider-Man” films, according to people familiar with the situation, putting the future of one of Marvel’s most beloved characters up in the air.

The two sides haven’t been able to agree on new terms for their partnership, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. Talks are ongoing, one of the people said.

Sony holds the film rights to the popular Marvel character, even though Disney acquired Marvel Studios for $4 billion in 2009.

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August 20 2019


Katharine McPhee on adopting David Foster's last name: I like the idea

It's been nearly three months since Katharine McPhee tied the knot with Canadian musician David Foster and adopted his last name but just can't stop gushing over the new addition.

"We've been away since we've been married, so not [yet], but I love it," the 35-year-old actor told Entertainment Tonight, cited by Fox News, after she was asked whether she is used to her new surname or not. "I just love the ring of it, so I'm enjoying it.

The star conceded  that she wanted to take up the last name of the musician husband because she's a "romantic" person.

"I've always liked the idea that it's still a traditional thing that exists in our society," she said.

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Mystery awaits Kristen Stewart in 'Underwater' trailer

Kristen Stewart comes out as a fighter as a mystery awaits her in the recently released trailer of her forthcoming film 'Underwater'.


The first trailer of the film which dropped on Monday features Stewart as one of the members of a stranded submarine crew.

It begins with an intense yet engrossing music with a radio message, "You are now 5,000 miles from land and you are descending seven miles to the bottom of the ocean."


Not only is the crew dealing with a water-filled submarine, but an unknown underwater creature which is trying to grab on any individual it sees. The two-minute eighteen-second long trailer demonstrates Stewart in an all new avatar with a butch cut hairstyle.

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Chandrayaan 2 reaches Moon's orbit, is just days away from landing

GSLV-MkIII-M1 rocket carrying Chandrayaan-2 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, at Sriharikota in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh | Photo: ISRO

India's second Moon Mission, Chandrayaan 2, successfully entered the lunar orbit on Tuesday morning in a significant

milestone that brings India closer to joining select nations that have explored the moon. Isro Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan had earlier described this event as a major challenge.


Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre was completed successfully today (August 20, 2019) at 0902 hrs IST, as planned, using the on-board propulsion system. The duration of the manoeuvre was 1,738 seconds. With this, Chandrayaan-2 was successfully inserted into a Lunar orbit. The orbit achieved was 114 km x 18,072 km.


The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) fired the spacecraft's fluid motor for a brief timeframe and placed it on a

lunar bound circle. From here, the spacecraft is scheduled to go through four more orbit manoeuvres to reach its final orbit

passing over the lunar poles at a distance of around  100 km from the Moon's surface.


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August 19 2019


First look of Amitabh Bachchan from 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy' out!

Megastar Amitabh Bachhan is back with a bang as the first look of the legendary

actor from his upcoming film 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy' was unveiled on Monday.


The first glimpse of the 'Cheeni Kum' actor looks mysterious and wary at the

same time. The film's name is written on the bottom of the poster featuring

Bollywood's 'Shehenshah' like a hermit with grey locks and beard. He also sports

a long 'tika' on his forehead.


The backdrop looks dark while a red flag has been placed alongside the film's

name at the bottom.


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Weekend report: 'Mission Mangal' set to enter Rs 100 cr club

After getting a bumper opening, Akshay Kumar's latest release 'Mission Mangal' has struck gold at the box office. The film which is set to enter the 100 crore mark, managed to mint Rs 97.56 over the weekend.


The film earned around Rs. 40 crores on day 2 and 3 of its release thus

registering a total of Rs. 70.02 crore till Saturday at the box office.


With its multi-star cast, the film is set to journey past Akshay's bumper

openers 2.O and Kesari which earned Rs 95 crores and Rs 78.07 respectively at the weekend box office. Film commentator and Trade expert Taran Adarsh shared the numbers on his Twitter handle.

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August 16 2019


Jennifer Lopez goes all out for Alex Rodriguez's birthday!

Singer-actor Jennifer Lopez may not know how to drive anymore, but she definitely has a great taste in cars.

Going all out for her fiance Alex Rodriguez's birthday, Lopez just surprised her beau with a bright blue, vintage Ford Bronco for his 44th birthday, which took place last month.


Rodriguez is over the moon after receiving the lavish gift and wrote "@jlo thank you for the best gift," on his Instagram story. He later shared a video of them cruising along in the car, listening to Cardi B's 'Money' and captioned the post, "Top down. Sunny day. Radio on."


The athlete's birthday gift came only days after he had adornments and electronics stolen from his rental vehicle in San Francisco on Sunday night, reported People.

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APSPDCL recruitment 2019: Apply for 5107 Junior Lineman posts; know details

power distribution, electricity, electricity transmission

APSPDCL  Junior Lineman notification 2019: Southern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited, APSPDCL, has invited applications from candidates for for 5,107

Energy Assistants (Junior Linemen Grade II) posts. Interested candidates can apply for the posts through the official site of APSPDCL, apspdcl.in by tomorrow

(August 17). The selected candidates will have to work in village/ward secretariats in various districts covered by APSPDCL.


APSPDCL Junior Linemen posts: Important Dates


Last date of application: August 17, 2019

Call letters to candidates: August 25 to August 31, 2019


APSPDCL Recruitment: Eligibility criteria


Candidates must have passed 10th from a recognised board and ITI qualification in Electrical Trade or Wireman Trade or Intermediate Vocational Course in Electrical Domestic Appliances and Rewinding (EDAR)/ Electrical Wiring &

Contracting (EWC) / Electrical Wiring and Servicing of Electrical Appliances (EW & SEA) from a recognised Institution/Board.


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VSSC recruitment 2019: How to apply for 158 technician apprentice posts

VSSC recruitment 2019: How to apply for 158 technician apprentice posts
VSSC recruitment 2019: Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC),

Thiruvananthapuram, has invited applications from diploma holders for recruitment as Technician Apprentice.


 Interested candidates should visit VSSC for an interview, which will be

conducted by the Board of Apprenticeship Training (BOAT), Chennai, and the

Supervisory Development Centre, Government of Kerala. The interview will be held

on August 17 from 9.30 am to 5 pm. Candidates should report at Government

Polytechnic College, Kalamassery, Ernakulam district, Kerala. Prior to the

interview, candidates should register their names at mhrdnats.gov.in or


Here are some important details


— Candidates must have 'first class diploma (3-year duration)' with no less than

60% marks.


— Selected candidates will get a monthly stipend of Rs 3,542.


— The duration of training will be one year


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August 14 2019


Vivo S1 review: Stylish & balanced midrange smartphone marred by sub-par UX

Vivo S1

Smartphone brand Vivo , a subsidiary of Chinese electronics manufacturer BKK Electronics, recently launched the Vivo S1 in India. The first product in the company’s style-centric S-series smartphones, the phone boasts an AMOLED screen

 with a waterdrop-shaped notch on the front, reflective glass-like design and triple camera set-up on the back, a big-capacity battery with fast-charge  support, and in-display fingerprint sensor. Based on specifications and  features, the phone seems to be a balanced mix of style and substance in its segment. But how does it fare in terms of user experience? Let’s find out:Design


 The reflective gradient design has become a norm among smartphones these days, and the Vivo S1 seems to be following in the footsteps of peers in this respect. It has a curved glass-like cover on the back with a gradient finish, reflecting different colour hues when looked at from an angle. The Blue colour variant that we have reviewed looks dazzling with its bluish-white tone which also reflects a shade of purple.

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Xiaomi Mi A3 India launch on August 21: Know key features & specifications

Xiaomi Mi A3

Chinese technology company Xiaomi is gearing up to launch in India the third iteration of its Mi A-series smartphone on

August 21. Named Xiaomi Mi A3, this smartphone, based on the Android One platform, was earlier unveiled in Spain on July 17.

Compared to predecessor Mi A2, the Mi A3 brings several upgrades like an AMOLED screen with in-display fingerprint sensor, a triple-camera set-up with 48-megapixel primary sensor on the back, glass-metal body, etc.


Here is a look at the phone’s key specifications and features:


The Xiaomi Mi A3 has a curved glass body with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 security on the front and back, and a metallic frame

sandwiched in between. The phone has a gradient reflective structure on the back, and the front is dominated by a 6.088-inch

dot-shaped notch screen.


The screen is upgraded to AMOLED panel from IPS LCD in the Mi A2, but its resolution is downgraded to HD+ from the predecessor's fullHD+. The screen has got the in-display fingerprint sensor innovation for phone unlock.

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Vidya Balan shares cover of 'Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar' on the late actor's birth anniversary

What better than remembering the legacy of India's 'first female superstar' Sridevi than through a book dedicated to her? As a tribute to the late actor on her birth anniversary, Vidya Balan put out the cover of a book dedicated to and featuring late actor Sridevi on Instagram .

The upcoming book 'Sridevi: Girl Woman Superstar' dedicated to Indian cinema's star actor is being published by Penguin books as Vidya shared on her profile. She also paid glowing tributes to the late actor on her 56th birth anniversary.


She wrote, "I am respected and delighted to officially launch the Cover of the Penguin book on the iconic SRIDEVI on her 56th birthday today titled ,SRIDEVI: GIRL WOMAN SUPERSTAR remembering the legend's larger-than-life magic spread over five decades."

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August 13 2019


Anushka Sharma calls for stricter laws against animal cruelty

An avid pet lover and an advocate of animal rights, Anushka Sharma has urged

people to raise their voice against animal cruelty and stand up to protect,

nurture and preserve the voiceless beings against inhuman treatment.

"If we as an evolved species can't take it upon ourselves to protect the

interest of these voiceless beings then it is highly shameful that we pride

ourselves as the most evolved species. Therefore, it is our duty to protect,

nurture and preserve them and humanely treat them with respect and dignity," she

said in a statement.


Anishka proceeded, "Throughout the years, as a voice for the welfare of animals

and a voice against cruelty towards animals, I have come across so many cases of

absolute ignorance and lack of total empathy and compassion in people towards

animals. This exists because the existing laws don't protect the rights of

animals as they should."

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