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Salman Khan's Bigg Boss 12 to have 21 contestants, Full SCOOP inside 16.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Controversial reality TV show Bigg Boss is one of the most popular ones on Indian Television, owing to its format and content. The Salman Khan hosted show is soon to go on air with its season 12 and this time the theme of the show is 'jodis' i.e., pairs. Since the show is reported to go on air on September 16, the excitement around the same is quite palpable. With just about a month left for the show to premiere, here we are with some hot scoop about the Bigg Boss 12 contestants.  Sources close to the show suggest that this time there will be a total of 21 contestants on Bigg Boss 12. That's not all, out of these 21 contestants, 12 will make six real jodis. By jodis the makers don't necessarily mean a couple. The jodis can be those of any two people, who have some real life relation, for example, mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, siblings, husband-wife, etc. Out of these six real life jodis, three will be celebrity jodis while other three will be jodis from the commoners.  Moving on to the remaining ...
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Chennai's best kept secret? A virtual space for queer women 16.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
A group of 'queer' and 'cis queer' women in Chennai have come together to form this space on Facebook where they can interact with like-minded girls about themselves and their day to day problems.
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White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge 16.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
A federal judge in Baltimore rejected the Trump administration's request to shield information it employed when deciding to ban transgender people from the U.S. military. The decision on Tuesday by U.S. Magistrate Judge A. David Copperthite came in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf more than one dozen transgender people serving or who want to serve in the military. Copperthite declined to decide whether President Donald Trump deserved a protective order for his own communications, pending a ruling on whether to dismiss Trump as a defendant. Andy Reuss, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, declined to comment. The lawsuit is one of several challenging a ban that Trump announced on Twitter on July 26, 2017, citing "consultation with my Generals and military experts" and the "tremendous medical costs and disruption" of transgender service members. Several federal judges have blocked that ban, which reversed a year-old Obama administration policy, or a narrower version ...
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Disney actor Jack Whitehall faces backlash over 'stereotypes' in first openly gay role 14.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Disney is facing a backlash over a report its first openly gay major film character, played by comic actor Jack Whitehall , will be "hugely effete" and "very camp". Campaigners for LGBT rights said the company risked botching a watershed moment by "playing up to negative tropes and received ideas about queer people" in "The Jungle Cruise", an action adventure set in the 19th century. Disney has not confirmed the report in Britain's Sun newspaper and no one from the company was available for comment. "An increasingly diverse audience both wants and expects to see and hear itself reflected authentically," said Giovanni Bienne, the chairman of British acting union Equity's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) committee. The Sun newspaper said Whitehall, who is heterosexual, would play a "camp" man in the upcoming film, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Emily Blunt. The film industry has faced growing calls to reflect a greater diversity of characters on screen and reports of Whitehall's role ...
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Ben Stokes acquitted of affray charges 14.8.2018 Sify Finance
[UK], August 14 (ANI): England fast bowler Ben Stokes, who was arrested following a brawl accusation with two men outside a nightclub in Bristol, has been acquitted of the affray charges by the court.
Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray over street fight 14.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray over street fight
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Stokes found not guilty of affray over street fight: BBC 14.8.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Stokes, 27, was accused of knocking unconscious two men, Ryan Ali and Ryan Hale, in a brawl in Bristol, southwest England, last September just hours after he had played in a one-day international against the West Indies.
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China rejects allegations of detaining million Uighurs in Xinjiang camps 14.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
China rejects allegations of detaining million Uighurs in Xinjiang camps
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Amnesty scheme won't include rape, murder, terror convicts 13.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Prisoners convicted of murder, rape, corruption, and terror cases will not be released as part of an amnesty scheme announced by the government for the year-long celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, beginning October 2. The Centre has conveyed the guidelines for the amnesty of prisoners to all states, making it clear that the remission is not to be granted to persons convicted in an offence for which the sentence is a death penalty or where a death sentence has been commuted to life imprisonment. Those convicted for counterfeiting currency notes (FICN), child sexual abuse, Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956, drug trafficking, money laundering and involvement in black money transactions will also not be eligible for release under the scheme. The guidelines lay out eligibility for women, transgender, and male convicts to be released across the country in three phases on October 2, 2018, April 6, 2019, and October 2, 2019. Those eligible to be released under the amnesty ...
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Ben Stokes trial: Cricketer 'lied about self-defence', says prose... 13.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Ben Stokes trial: Cricketer 'lied about self-defence', says prose...
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Will Azhagiri queer the pitch for DMK ahead of bypolls? 13.8.2018 Rediff: Columns
Calculated or otherwise, if Azhagiri's firing of the first salvo after Karunanidhi's death does not create some space for him to politico-electorally exploit at a later date, there may not be any space left for him at all, says N Sathiya Moorthy.
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Trolling over Batwoman casting forces Ruby Rose to quit Twitter 13.8.2018 DNA: India
Actor Ruby Rose has quit Twitter following a backlash over her casting as lesbian superhero Batwoman in "Arrowverse". With the casting, Rose becomes the first LGBTQ lead actor in a live-action superhero series but the Australian actor had to delete her Twitter account after fans criticised her for not being one in real life. The actor addressed the negativity in her last message on Twitter. "Where on earth did 'Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can't be batwoman' come from -- has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I've ever read. I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with 'she's too gay' how do y'all flip it like that? I didn't change," Rose wrote. "When women and when minorities join forces we are unstoppable... when we tear each other down it's much more hurtful than from any group. But hey/ love a challenge I just wish women and the LGBT community supported each other more. My wish was we were all a little kinder and more supportive of each other... I am looking forward ...
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NEEPCO ambition behind Golaghat flood 12.8.2018 The Assam Tribune
NEEPCO ambition behind Golaghat flood
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UN panel expresses grave concern over China 'holding Uighur Muslims in... 11.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
UN panel expresses grave concern over China 'holding Uighur Muslims in...
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Ben Stokes could have killed me, says man knocked out in Bristol brawl by English all-rounder 10.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Ryan Hale, a former soldier allegedly knocked out by Ben Stokes, said the England cricketer 'could have killed me', their trial heard Thursday, as the ex-serviceman was formally cleared of affray. Stokes, Hale and a third man, Ryan Ali, were in Bristol Crown Court on Thursday for the fourth day of their trial for alleged affray in the southwest English city on September 25 last year. After the prosecution concluded its case against the three men, judge Peter Blair told the jury to find Hale not guilty.   "I am directing you to find him not guilty in my analysis of the evidence," Blair said. Hale, 28, was formally found not guilty and invited to leave the dock. The court has seen security camera footage of Stokes, 27, brawling with Hale and Ali in a Bristol street. The prosecution has said Stokes first knocked out Hale, then 27-year-old Ali. On Thursday, jurors heard that Hale told police in a formal interview: "I'm a dad. He could have killed me. I don't know why he didn't stop. "He could have beaten the ...
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Iran's former hardline president asks Hassan Rouhani to resign 9.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
Former hard-line Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has asked President Hassan Rouhani to resign. In a video published on his Telegram account today, Ahmadinejad said that Iranians do not trust Rouhani. He says: "Your continued presence is at the expense of the country." Uncertainty resulting from the US pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers has led Iran's already anemic economy to worsen. Yesterday, Iranian lawmakers voted to sack Rouhani's labour minister, a victory for hard-liners opposed to the relative moderate amid the worsening economic crisis. Ahmadinejad has brought attention to himself since being blocked from running in last year's presidential election. While president, he famously questioned the Holocaust and claimed there were no gays or lesbians in Iran.  Article ...
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Ben Stokes trial: Court shown video of 'groin grab' during Bristo... 8.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Ben Stokes trial: Court shown video of 'groin grab' during Bristo...
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Remembering Kalaignar, the man who renamed Madras as Chennai 8.8.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
As the city bids goodbye to the man responsible for renaming her Chennai, Citizen Matters Chennai pays tribute to the five time Chief Minister, firebrand leader and a connoisseur of Tamil literature who has left an indelible mark on the city through various projects that took shape under his watch.
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'Batwoman' creators rope in Ruby Rose for the TV series 8.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Actor Ruby Rose has been cast as DC superhero character Batwoman in a television series being developed at The CW Network. Batwoman will be the first TV series focused on an LGBT superhero, reported Entertainment Weekly. The character will officially make an appearance at The CW's annual DC crossover event of its shows -- The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl. The series will revolve around Kate Kane, who, armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence. The network had recently hired Greg Berlanti to develop the TV series. The 32-year-old actor, who has films such as xXx: Return of Xander Cage, John Wick: Chapter 2 and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter to her credits, also shared the news in an Instagram post. "This is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young ...
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Ben Stokes mimicked gay men with 'camp gestures', says witness in... 8.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Ben Stokes mimicked gay men with 'camp gestures', says witness in...
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