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Chadwick Boseman is named by Howard University as the commencement speaker for this year. Boseman is a Howard alumnus and graduated in 2000. He posted an Instagram story to announce the news. Boseman will soon be seen in Avengers: Infinity War.

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In Ravi Jadhav's Nude, Chhaya Kadam plays one of the two models, Chandrakka, who takes to nude modelling out of compulsion.

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The meeting was called a day after popular actor Pawan Kalyan asked MAA and Telugu Film Chamber to immediately take steps to end the controversy.

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The dedicated page for OnePlus 6 has gone live on Amazon India. Users can sign up for updates regarding the flagship smartphone via the 'Notify Me' button.

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In wake of Cambridge Analytica, Mark Zuckerberg admitted to Facebook’s limited control when it comes to languages other than English. A big part of that fight, from hate speech to data security, looms in India, which is set to see an explosion in Net users in regional languages. The Sunday Express logs in.

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How digitising isn’t necessarily a fast-track to a sustainable future.

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Ram Navami violence: Bihar BJP leaders meet DGP, seek impartial probe
Ram Navami violence: Bihar BJP leaders meet DGP, seek impartial probe

The state home department announced Rs 2,13,700 as compensation for damage to property in the Samastipur violence, Rs 25,30,000 for Aurangabad and Rs 8,50,000 for Nawada.

Bihar: Clashes break out in Nalanda after religious idol vandalised
Bihar: Clashes break out in Nalanda after religious idol vandalised

The opposition parties have been accusing the BJP of inciting violence in the state and charging JD(U) president and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with being “helpless” before the coalition partner.

Bihar govt committed to preserving communal harmony, says Nitish Kumar
Bihar govt committed to preserving communal harmony, says Nitish Kumar

The chief minister came down heavily on the opposition accusing it of trying to fish in troubled waters. “If you stall the proceedings of the House over such developments, you end up accentuating social tensions,” he said.

Bihar bypolls: Over 55% turnout recorded in Araria
Bihar bypolls: Over 55% turnout recorded in Araria

While RJD fielded Sarfaraz Alam, BJP gave ticket to Pradeep Kumar Singh, who was local MP from 2009 to 2014, but lost to Alam’s father late Mohammed Taslimuddin of RJD in 2014.

One primary school at every 1 km in Bihar: minister
One primary school at every 1 km in Bihar: minister

The state government is gradually moving towards its goal of setting up a high school at every panchayat, Kumar said adding that out of 8391 panchayats of the state, there were middle schools in 5059 panchayats and high schools in 2200 panchayats.

IPS officer K S Dwivedi takes charge as Bihar police chief
IPS officer K S Dwivedi takes charge as Bihar police chief

K S Dwivedi , the 1984 batch officer succeeded P K Thakur, who retired on Wednesday. The Bihar government defended its decision to opt for Dwivedi, saying he was appointed on the basis of his “clean” service record.

Former Bihar Congress chief, three other MLCs recognised as JD(U) members
Former Bihar Congress chief, three other MLCs recognised as JD(U) members

The four Congress MLCs — Ashok Choudhary, Dilip Choudhary, Ramchandra Bharti and Tanweer Akhtar — yesterday officially sought recognition as MLCs of the JD(U), the Council’s officiating chairman Haroon Rashid said.

Bihar governor addresses joint session of state legislature
Bihar governor addresses joint session of state legislature

Provision of civic amenities and basic infrastructure had also improved considerably, the governor Satya Pal Malik said on the opening day of the budget session

Internal bickering in Bihar Congress ahead of by-polls
Internal bickering in Bihar Congress ahead of by-polls

BPCC acting president Kaukab Qadri criticised his predecessor Ashok Choudhary for blaming AICC general secretary and Bihar in-charge C P Joshi, for not including him (Choudhary) in the list of star campaigners.

NDA, RJD-Cong line up candidates for three bypolls in Bihar
NDA, RJD-Cong line up candidates for three bypolls in Bihar

Along with Bhabhua, bypolls are slated on March 11 for Araria Lok Sabha seat as well Jehanabad assembly constituency, both with the RJD earlier. The last day of filing of nomination papers is February 20.

With Nitish Kumar and after Rajasthan loss, NDA faces bypoll test in Bihar
With Nitish Kumar and after Rajasthan loss, NDA faces bypoll test in Bihar

One Lok Sabha, two Assembly seats: JD(U) opts out of bypolls, late RJD MP’s son joins father’s party.

Invite MPs, MLAs to govt events in their area: Bihar chief secy to officials
Invite MPs, MLAs to govt events in their area: Bihar chief secy to officials

The move comes following complaints by several NDA legislators that they were not invited to such functions by the local administration.

Will cut throat of corrupt officials, says Power minister R K Singh
Will cut throat of corrupt officials, says Power minister R K Singh

Speaking at a function at Chandwa village near Arrah town on Saturday, Singh assured transparency in work under the special village development scheme

Two live bombs found near Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya
Two live bombs found near Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya

Gaya SSP Garima Malik said security had been further intensified at and around the temple after detection of explosives, nature of which was being verified.

Bihar legislature’s budget session from February 26
Bihar legislature’s budget session from February 26

Cabinet Secretariat Department Special Secretary Upendra Nath Pandey said the state budget for the financial year 2018-19 is likely to be presented on February 27.

Cold spell to continue in Bihar, classes suspended in Patna till January 16
Cold spell to continue in Bihar, classes suspended in Patna till January 16

The meteorological department has warned of a cold wave and dense fog conditions at many places in the state over the next four days

Sister dies, Lalu Yadav can’t attend final rites
Sister dies, Lalu Yadav can’t attend final rites

A press release from the RJD said the family of Gangotri Devi had been in “state of shock after the sentencing of her brother”. She would be cremated in Gopalganj district.

Lalu Prasad’s offer has ‘no political meaning’: Upendra Kushwaha
Lalu Prasad’s offer has ‘no political meaning’: Upendra Kushwaha

Upendra Kushwaha said this when asked about an open offer of RJD chief Lalu Prasad to him to ally with RJD and that his party would also give more seats to Kushwaha’s party.

98-year-old man receives masters degree from Nalanda varsity
98-year-old man receives masters degree from Nalanda varsity

The University’s Registrar S P Sinha told PTI that a total of 22,100 students were awarded various degrees this year. Vaish was among the 2780, including 29 gold medalists.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar takes dig at RJD for criticising prohibition
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar takes dig at RJD for criticising prohibition

“The ban on alcohol has transformed our society. Domestic violence has gone down, people are spending more on their children education…”, said Nitish Kumar.