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Nine pollution protesters killed in India after police open fire – video report
Nine people have been killed in southern India after police opened fire on protesters who have been calling for the closure of a copper smelter in the port city of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu state. Protesters, who have been demonstrating for more than three months, set vehicles on fire and threw stones at police, prompting them to open fireNine people killed as Indian police open fire on pollution protesters Continue reading... [...]
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Mamata backs Delhi Archbishop's letter, says 'It's a fact'
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has backed Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto's letter, which states that ‘democratic principles' and ‘secular fabric' of the country are under threat, to all parish priests. Banerjee said that "It's a fact". The letter has sent political [...]
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Asus Vivobook X507
  The 15-inch form-factor remains a favourite for many people around the world, serving as a sweet spot between the now mostly defunct 17-inch machine and the much smaller 13-inch (or less) displays. It... [...]
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Jaguar E-type EV stars at the Royal Wedding
Royal Wedding ceremonies are a pretty classy affair, and the cars that are part of the proceedings are quintessentially British. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding this past weekend was no different. This time, their ride of choice was a Jaguar E-type; but what made this E-type special was that it was the Zero – a one-off, all-electric concept from Jaguar's Classic division, which was revealed last year. To refresh your memory, the E-type Zero is a restored Series 1.5 Roadster. It’s identical to the original in its specifications, but gets LED headlights, as well as redone instruments and fascia. An electric powertrain developing 220kW (299hp) was specially designed for the E-type Zero. Its lithium-ion battery pack has the same dimensions (and weighs the same) as the XK six-cylinder engine used in the original E-type. That being said, it's actually 46kg lighter than the original. The Jaguar E-type Zero is quicker than an original E-type: 0-100kph takes a claimed 5.5sec, which is about a second quicker than a Series 1. The car uses an electric powertrain which has weight and dimensions similar to the original's petrol engine and transmission. This means the car’s structure – including the suspension and brakes – haven't been changed. Jaguar says the E-type Zero shares some technology and components with the I-Pace, Jaguar Land Rover’s first production EV. The E-type Zero has a ‘real world’ range of 270km, but Prince Harry only needed to drive it for about 3km for the evening reception, from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House. Jaguar has stated that it will "investigate bringing this concept to market”, and you can be sure that if it does, it'll feature at many more weddings in the future.   [...]
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Hyundai cars set to become more expensive from June
Rising fuel prices and an increase in duties on CKD components have begun taking a toll on car prices. Hyundai has announced an increase in prices across its product range by up to 2 per cent, citing similar reasons. “We have been absorbing the increase in input costs with increase in commodity prices, freight rate increase with hike in fuel prices and also the increase in custom duties of certain components. We are now constrained to pass the same to customers in our products with increase up to two per cent from June 2018,” said Rakesh Srivastava, director - sales & marketing, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. This price hike will, however, not include the new Creta facelift which was launched on May 21, 2018. The 2018 Creta’s pricing possibly incorporates the price revision since the Korean manufacturer skipped following the trend of introductory prices, like it did for the 2017 Verna. This isn’t the first time Hyundai has announced a price increase this year. In January this year, during a series of price revisions by automobile manufacturers, Hyundai had also increased prices across its product range by up to two per cent. Also see: Hyundai Creta facelift launched at Rs 9.44 lakh 2018 Hyundai i20 CVT launched at Rs 7.04 lakh [...]
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Death toll climbs in Karachi heatwave
Charity says at least 65 people have died in Pakistani city as temperatures exceed 40C An intense heatwave across south Asia has killed dozens of people with sustained temperatures in excess of 40C (104F) coinciding with power cuts and Ramadan, when many Muslims avoid eating or drinking water.At least 65 people have died in Karachi in recent days according to the charitable organisation that runs the central morgue in the Pakistani port city, as volunteers handed out water to labourers and others working outside in temperatures as high as 44C. Continue reading... [...]
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Anti-Sterlite protest in Tuticorin: 9 killed in police firing, Tamil Nadu CM announces ex-gratia
The protests going on for last several months demanding closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit took a violent turn on Tuesday with nine people killed and several injured in the clash between protesters and police in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin). Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu [...]
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Nipah virus outbreak: Karnataka on high alert
Two persons reportedly affected with Nipah virus have been admitted to hospital in coastal city Mangalore on Tuesday. Their blood samples have been sent to KMC Hospital in Manipal for the test. Dakshina Kannada district Medical Officer Dr Ramkrishna [...]
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UP: CCTV in boys' toilet to prevent cheating draws criticism
Aligarh (UP), May 21: Installation of CCTV cameras in the boys' toilet of a college here in a bid to prevent students from cheating in examinations has drawn widespread criticism by various youth organisations. Students of the Dharam Samaj [...]
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Congress warns people to be wary of BJP's ‘lies and deception'
Accusing the BJP of dividing the people to be in power, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala warned people to remain vigilant against such attempts. He said that the BJP came to power at the Centre and in Haryana on the basis of [...]
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High prices of petrol and diesel explained, why onus lies on govt
High prices of petrol and diesel explained, why onus lies on govt [...]
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'Facsist police': In TN's Tuticorin, anti-Sterlite protest turns violent
'Facsist police': In TN's Tuticorin, anti-Sterlite protest turns violent [...]
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Led by HS Prannoy, India demolish Australia in Thomas Cup
Indian men's and women's badminton teams expectedly dumped a lowly Australia 5-0 and 4-1 respectively on the second day of the prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Final but the road to the quarterfinals still remains a difficult one. [...]
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Argentina names World Cup squad; just four forwards; Mauro Icardi misses out
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July. [...]
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MS Dhoni hints at possible IPL retirement, reflects back on 10 years with Chennai
At 36, not many expect MS Dhoni to continue playing international cricket for several years from here on. He himself has said several senior Chennai players, perhaps, won't be playing in the next two years. [...]
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Ravindra Jadeja's wife thrashed ‘brutally' by a policeman in Jamnagar
Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife, Reeva Solanki, was allegedly assaulted by a policeman after her car hit the cop's bike in Jamnagar, Gujarat, said reports. News agency ANI quoted Jamnagar's Superintendent of Police Pradip Sejul as saying that a case has been [...]
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MPs push for Myanmar regime to face international criminal court
International development select committee also supports review of UK aid and application of financial sanctions The UK must support efforts to refer Myanmar’s regime to the international criminal court over evidence of state-sanctioned ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people and human rights abuses, according to MPs on the international development select committee.They also called for a complete review of UK aid to Myanmar, which was worth £100m in 2018, saying the sums were agreed at the time it appeared the country was on a transition to democracy. Related: 'Hallmarks of genocide': ICC prosecutor seeks justice for Rohingya Related: 'Lives will be lost': 700,000 Rohingya face cyclone season under tarpaulin Continue reading... [...]
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Kumaraswamy thanked Rahul for allowing him to become CM: Congress
The main objective of the alliance between the Congress and the JD (S) in Karnataka is not "quest for power", but the development of the state, said Randeep Surjewala said on Monday (May 21). Surjewala, who is the Congress spokesperson, also [...]
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HBSE 10th Result 2018 declared on bseh.org
The HBSE 10th Result 2018 has been declared. The results areavailable on the official website. The Haryana Board of Secondary Education successfully conducted HBSE 10th Examination 2018 in the month of March for the academic year 2017-18. Over 5 [...]
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India successfully test-fires BrahMos cruise missile from Odisha
India on Monday successfully conducted the first test of the BrahMos cruise missile under life extension program along the Odisha coast. The missile was test fired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur along the Odisha [...]
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Karnataka govt formation: Rahul Gandhi meets senior Congress leaders ahead of Kumaraswamy visit
 Congress president Rahul Gandhi has met Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot and KC Venugopal, AICC in charge for Karnataka, at his residence in Delhi ahead of his meeting with HD Kumaraswamy. Meanwhile, HD Kumaraswamy is heading to a meeting [...]
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Naga Sadhus prediction on Karnataka election comes true!
Predictions by Naga Sadhus about the Karnataka Assembly elections and the future of HD Kumaraswamy and BS Yeddyurappa have become true. Around 18 Naga Sadhus had visited BS Yeddyurappa's home in Bengaluru in October 2017. According to them, it [...]
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2019 Dakar Rally to be held only in Peru
For the first time in its history, the Dakar Rally will take place in only one country next season. With Chile having dropped out of a potential return at the last minute, Peru will be the sole host-nation for the 2019 event. The 2019 Dakar Rally will comprise 10 stages and a rest day, all within Peru, starting and ending in Lima, its capital city. The event will begin on January 6 and finish on January 17, 2019. Rally organiser ASO had initially hoped for a route starting in Chile and ending in Ecuador, but was unable to reach an agreement with either country to join Peru. Talks were also held with Bolivia before it made a late decision to withdraw as well. Rally director Etienne Lavigne is confident of a strong entry courtesy the beaches, dunes and Peruvian tracks, despite the lack of countries interested in hosting the Dakar. "We know that we will attract the top drivers of this discipline because every year it is the highest level reference event," he told Autosport. "We are going to build more technical and difficult stages because in this type of geography, of sand and dunes, we cannot develop 400km special stages. It's too difficult. We will have at least 70 per cent of stages of sand and dunes and that, in the history of the Dakar, is unique. The last few years, we did not have as much percentage of dunes." Another change for 2019 is that competitors in the car and truck classes will be able to rejoin the action in the second week if they retire from the first week, but will have their own classification so they do not interfere with the starting order. This does not apply to bike and quad riders, however. [...]
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PNB: ED provisionally attaches Modi’s property worth Rs 170 crore
In a major move the Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached assets worth nearly Rs 170 crore belonging to Nirav Modi in connection with the PNB fraud case. The action was taken under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. [...]
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OnePlus 6
  The OnePlus 6 that launched in India for Rs 34,999 is an embodiment of a simple enough philosophy. Give people what they want at a price that would put flagship phone makers to shame. The phone brings... [...]
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India successfully test fires BrahMos cruise missile
India successfully test fires BrahMos cruise missile [...]
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Hawaii's Kilauea: Dramatic images of erupting volcano
Hawaii's Kilauea: Dramatic images of erupting volcano [...]
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Karnataka: Hanging in the balance
Karnataka: Hanging in the balance [...]
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