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DNA Evening Must Reads: PM Modi says water from India cannot flow to Pakistan, further trouble for Kejriwal, and more

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Water belonging to India cannot be allowed to flow to Pakistan, they know what our Army is capable of: ModiAmid ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that water belonging to India cannot be allowed to flow to Pakistan. Read more here.Ban on IRF is an attack on Indian Muslims, peace, democracy and justice: Zakir NaikTerming the five-year ban on Islamic Research Foundation as an attack on “Muslims, peace, democracy and justice,” controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik on Friday said the ban was timed with the “demonetization fiasco” to avert resistance and divert media attention. Read more here.More trouble for Kejriwal: AAP Punjab candidate claims Sanjay Singh asked him to deposit Rs 1 crore as party fundVinod Kumar, AAP candidate from the border constituency of Bhoa, alleged that he has been told to deposit Rs one crore as party fund or sit back home, a charge refuted by the party. Read more here.Congress says govt opted for ‘selective leakage’, demands Modi’s apology over his black money remarksProceedings in Parliament were washed out for the seventh straight day on Friday with the Opposition targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his utterances against those opposing demonetization and demanding an apology from him for “wrongly accusing the opposition of holding black money”. Follow live updates here.Demonetization, what? Check out this viral video of Shah Rukh fans throwing notes at his ‘Dear Zindagi’ entry scene!A video has gone viral which shows SRK fans cheering and hooting when he makes an entry in ‘Dear Zindagi’. Check out the video here.

‘India’s answer to Khaleesi’: Twitter reacts to Jayalalithaa followers congratulating her after victory

AIADMK supremo and CM Jayalalithaa performed admirably in the 234-member Tamil Nadu Assembly Election in which the AIADMK beat DMK. She said: “People of Tamil Nadu have rejected family politics carried out by our opponents. This election has upheld true democracy shattering to pieces the campaign of lies of DMK. This election has put a permanent full stop to the family rule.” Jaya said, “I convey my heartiest thanks to voters who have reaffirmed their faith on me and given me another chance.”<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Soon afterwards, a video of Jayalalithaa’s followers ‘congratulating’ her went viral, where they were seen giving her flowers and prostrating themselves in front of her, a video which Twitterati felt like mocking. Check out the video below:And the comments that followed:

RBSE 12th Class Result 2016: RBSE Senior Secondary Result Rajasthan Board 12th Science and Commerce Result 2016 to be declared today on May 16 on…

Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) Class 12 results will be out today. The students can check their results on www.rajresults.nic.in and www.rajeduboard.nic.in Here’s how students can check their results: -Go to the official website<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>-Go to the Class 12 result for your stream-Enter relevant details-Click submit-Check the results that appear on screen and download itAbout Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) board:The Rajasthan Board works for the promotion and development of secondary education in the state. Students appear for the board level examination in huge numbers every year. Established in Jaipur on 4th December, 1957 and it was shifted to Ajmer in 1961. In the year 1973 it began functioning in its present multistoried building with an enchanting dignity of its own with all amenities.

Move over, Tinder ad: This artist is curating real Indian dating tales

If you had to jot the cliches that an advertisement for Tinder would use for its Indian audience, you would probably be recreating the recent Tinder ad that has been doing the rounds.

Girl wears a salwar-kameez (with dupatta, ofcourse)? Check.
Mother lovingly observes daughter while she dresses for Tinder date (aka ‘beti kitni badi ho gayi hai’)? Check.
Overall Jab ladki jawan hoti hai toh maa saheli bann jati hai undercurrent? Check.
Daughter promises to be back home by evening? Check.

Presenting to you, the advertisement for Tinder India, where morality, sanskaar and maa ki dua has a 50 % stake. Your next question is probably, what is the difference between Tinder in India and Shaadi.com? If this ad is anything to go by, there is no difference. But that couldn’t be further from reality.

In reality, Tinder in India works just like Tinder anywhere. Hook ups galore, heartbreak, weddings, pretending to be a socially acceptable prospect (in India’s case it’s marriageable material) but using truly only using it on Saturday night for a blink-and-you-miss drunken date.

It is for these reasons that the Tinder ad has not been received well. (Apart from being really badly scripted, and horribly acted.) The most common question, and the most obvious one, being asked is on the lines of why Tinder is afraid of being just a casual hook up app in India? I mean, do the makers not know that we are dying to do anything the Americans do?

Where are the real stories? Of the boy from Pune who had to reject his date because she had bad breath? Of the girl who ran into another Tinder date when she was already on one? Of the girl who realised that her Tinder date, who had gone incommunicado, actually died in an accident?

No, I am not making these stories up. These are real stories of people who are on Tinder in India, and if you read carefully you will notice that none of them have been sprinkled with any dose of sanskaar. Thanks to Mumbai-based writer and illustrator Indu Harikumar, Indians are coming out and writing about their colourful Tinder dates.

In a project titled #100IndianTinderTales, Harikumar graphs Tinder stories told to her by people on her social media profiles. It all started when she decided to take up a 100 day creative project, and Tinder was something of a personal favourite.

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From #100IndianTinderTales . Image courtesy: Facebook, Indu Harikumar

“I wasn’t on Tinder, but a friend who suggested the project to me was, and she shared her tales with me which got me thinking.  I had some stories of my own, as well as some from other friends who Tindered. That’s how it all started. The project was to curate various experiences that people were seeking online without any judgement,” says Harikumar to Firstpost.

What followed were several entries from Facebook and Instagram, with deeply personal, some humorous and mostly intriguing stories of people on Tinder. “Since we are so closed when it comes to sex and being on Tinder comes with some amount of fear and shame, I wasn’t very hopeful about hearing from people. However, the response has been overwhelming. And as a person who enjoys hearing and telling stories it is great to have so many people open up and share intimate details of their lives,” says Harikumar.

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One of stories & illustrations from #100IndianTinderTales. Photo courtesy: Facebook, Indu Harikumar.

Take for example the story of ‘How to sell yourself like a tampon on Tinder’. In it, a Tinder novice shares how he went from having no matches to realising that there is a formula to getting matched. The key words, our dear entrant realised, were MBA, Investment banker, pose-y pictures with women and dogs.

And then there’s Harikumar’s own experience with a Polish guy who had to ditch their date last minute because he had no laundry to wear.

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From #100IndianTinderTales . Image courtesy: Facebook, Indu Harikumar

Compare this to the Indian Tinder ad and we can guarantee you will cringe. Harikumar’s stories, on the other hand, are quirky, personal and give a fun yet explore-able insight into dating in an urban, Indian city. They’re the kind of stories we deserve, and the kind of stories that portray Indians and people living in India, just as the way we are: universal individuals with fun experiences and stories to share.

Harikumar’s Facebook bio reads, “Will recycle anything, especially love”. And that is exactly what #100IndianTinderTales is. If you’re interested in telling your Tinder story (we know you have a few!) do reach out to her on her Facebook or Instagram profile.

dna Morning Must Reads: From updates on Pakistan’s probe team in Pathankot to US cracking Apple’s iPhone

1. Pathankot attack: India gives evidence of Jaish-e-Mohammed’s hand, Pak doesn’t contradictPakistan’s joint investigative team (JIT) has not contradicted details of investigations shared by the national investigation team (NIA) that clearly pinpoints Jaish-e-Mohammed’s involvement in terror attack on Pathankot airbase. Read more here<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>2. Shaky pillars force Sonia Gandhi to step in; Congress now feels heat in Himachal, Manipur and MeghalayaWith the Congress now reduced to holding power in just seven states – a historic low – the party leadership is scrambling to quell dissidence by opening a communication with MLAs. Read more hereMLAs. Read more here3. Encryption case: US succeeds in cracking Apple’s iPhone, drops legal actionThe US Justice Department said on Monday it had succeeded in unlocking an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and dropped its legal case against Apple. Read more here4. Not just Tendulkaresque, Kohli is a beautiful blend of Fab FiveTendulkar’s sheer class and aura of invincibility? Check. Dravid’s unmistakable consistency and adaptability? Check. Ganguly’s in-your-face, infectious aggression? Check. Laxman’s God-gifted grace? Check. Sehwag’s ease of run-making? Check. Read more here5. Creative Outlier Review: Quality and convenience in a neat little packageTake one look at Creative’s latest headset, and it’s clearly meant for a younger crowd. Read more here

CBSE class 10, 12 board exams begin from today

Examinations for class 10th and 12th CBSE board are set to begin from Monday as nearly 15 lakh students are expected to appear for 10th and over 10.5 lakh for the 12th exams.The exams for class 10th will continue till March 28th and class 12th exams will end on April 22nd.The first examination for Class 12th students will be English for core as well as elective papers.While the first paper for Class 10th students will be on dynamic retail, information technology, security, auto technology and international tourism.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The examination for the main subjects will begin on Wednesday with science theory and practical papers.
ALSO READ Mann Ki Baat: Check out PM Modi, Sachin and Vishwanathan Anand’s exam tips for students Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Mann ki Baat address on Sunday had wished the students.Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and Chess maestro Vishwanathan Anand joined the Prime Minister in wishing the students.

Tanzanian woman assaulted: Twitter mocks Karnataka Home Minister for his insensitive comment

Karnataka Home Minister Dr. G Parameswara stirred up controversy on Thursday with his comments about the assault on a Tanzanian woman in Bengaluru.The victim, a BBM student and her three friends were allegedly attacked by an angry mob after a 35-year-old female pedestrian was knocked down by another car belonging to a Sudanese student on January 31. The mob beat up the students and set their car on fire.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The incident came to light on Tuesday when the victim approached the All African Students Union, following which a complaint was raised to the Tanzanian Embassy. It was also alleged that the woman was stripped and paraded naked by the angry mob. In a press conference, the minister rubbished all reports of the incident being a racist attack. He also stressed that the victim was not stripped or paraded naked.However, a certain comment by Parameswara has generated extreme outrage among the masses. The Home Minister said that, “Had the Sudanese man not killed someone in the accident, maybe this incident wouldn’t have happened.”This comment has not gone down well with several Twitteratti who have condemned it too. Check out few tweets here:

I’ve been completely misquoted: Supriya Sule on her ‘sarees talk in Parliament’ remarks

Speaking on the issue of women’s reservation, Sule said, “All the male members in Parliament tease me that if an additional 50 per cent reservation is given to women, then debates in Parliament will be only about sarees, facials and parlours. “I have told them many times that your are the ones who make comments on sarees and have not done much welfare for the country. So it should not be a problem to given the proposal a chance,” Sule said.

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Karnataka roars No.1 in the country with 406 tigers!

Karnataka minister for cooperation and sugar HS Mahadeva Prasad released this study and has said they will look into the proposal of whether to declare these regions as a new tiger reserve.

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‘Lack of coordination’ in operation against Pathankot terror attack, say experts, veterans

Voicing a similar opinion, Lt Gen. (retd) Raj Kadyan said there should have been a “single point command” for dealing with the operation and the government has erred in following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), which gives army the charge of handling such a situation.

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