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Intel launches Xeon Phi processors in India
  Intel India has launched the Xeon Phi processor in India. The new processor is Intel’s first bootable host processor that is specifically designed for highly parallel workloads. It is also the f... [...]
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Huawei, Leica partner to open new research center
  Huawei and Leica have expanded their partnership with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation center. The center is called the Max Berek Innovation Lab and comes seven months a... [...]
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Body of Sri Lankan journalist who foresaw his murder to be exhumed
New autopsy ordered for Lasantha Wickrematunge, who was gunned down during the civil war after predicting he would be killed by the governmentThe body of a celebrated Sri Lankan journalist gunned down in the final months of the country’s brutal civil war in 2009 will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a fresh investigation into his death.Lasantha Wickrematunge’s grave in Colombo has been under armed guard since the new autopsy was announced earlier in September, two months after a military intelligence official was arrested in connection with the killing of the former editor of the Sunday Leader newspaper. Related: Voice from the grave: Sri Lankan journalist's final editorial Related: Aftermath of the assassination of Sri Lankan newspaper editor Related: Sri Lanka’s new president promises ‘no more abductions, no more censorship’ Continue reading... [...]
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Anti-India tweet:  After job loss, Pakistani-origin actor apologises
Days after his anti-India tweets, Pakistan-born UK actor Marc Anwar has apologised on a video-sharing website on Monday. The 45-year-old's apology comes hours after he was sacked from the popular British TV drama, Coronation Street, for his racist and offensive comments [...]
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EVMs from other states will be used in Punjab polls
Chandigarh, Sep 26: Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) procured from other states will be used in the 2017 Punjab Assmebly elections, state Election Commission said today. It has also asked all the political parties to check for themselves the EVMs in order [...]
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Pakistan police accused of illegally killing hundreds of suspects a year
Senior police were happy to admit the practice of ‘encounter killings’, in which about 2,000 people died in 2015, Human Rights Watch saysPolice in Pakistan may be illegally executing hundreds of people each year in fake “encounter killings”, human rights investigators have warned.The term “encounter” is a widely understood euphemism for extra-judicial killings in Pakistan. Police accounts often say that criminal or terrorist suspects were shot after they resisted arrest or tried to ambush officers. Related: 'I wasn’t made to be raped and ridiculed' - trans woman makes a stand in Pakistan Continue reading... [...]
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Blood and water cannot flow together says PM at Indus Water treaty review meet
New Delhi, Sept 26: Blood and water cannot flow together, the Prime Minster of Narendra Modi said at a meeting today which was convened to discuss the Indus Water treaty with Pakistan. While it was decided that the treaty would not [...]
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HP launches “world's smallest” all-in-one inkjet printer at Rs. 7,176 in India
  HP has unveiled its new inkjet printer series called the the DeskJet Ink Advantage 3700 All-in-One Series. The printer weighs 2.2 kilograms and HP claims that it is the world's smallest... [...]
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‘My father punched me and tore at my clothes’: confronting rape in Myanmar | Charlotte England and Joshua Carroll
At the age of 13, May Lwin was raped by her father. A draft law formulated with the help of civil society takes aim at the country’s culture of sexual violenceMay Lwin’s* brothers and sisters were playing outside their home when her father raped her.One of her younger brothers heard the commotion as the 13-year-old’s father dragged her back inside the house by her hair after she tried to run away. She made it as far as the washing line in the front yard before she tripped. Related: Women still face a fight for recognition in war and peace | Liz Ford In Myanmar, there is no particular law to protect women, and there is a general lack of rule and order Continue reading... [...]
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Does Israel have the solution to Cauvery waters dispute?
Each time the monsoon rains fail, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are at loggerheads fighting one battle after another in the courts. The battles have been so bitter and with no solutions in sight, the experts say that only the rain god [...]
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Indus Waters Treaty: Options before PM Modi
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the Indus Waters Treaty as part of his diplomatic and strategic offensive against Pakistan, India Today spoke to the officials involved in managing the agreement, to find out the range of options available before the government. [...]
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Meet Bangladesh's Benjamin Button, a newborn who resembles an 80-year-old
A baby boy was born with Progeria, a rare premature ageing condition, in Bangladesh's Magura district. [...]
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Bengaluru double murder: 60-year-old woman, daughter-in-law stabbed to death
A double murder has shocked Bengaluru when Santoshi Bai (60 years) and her daughter in law Lata (39 years) were found murdered in cold blood. [...]
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iPhone 7 users drilling holes in their brand new phones for a headphone jack
  Ever since Apple displayed ‘courage’ in their reveal of the headphone jack-less iPhone 7, it has been the most talked about feature, or rather the absence of a feature, on the new iPhone o... [...]
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Samsung Galaxy On8 spotted on Flipkart, to come with sAMOLED FHD display, 3GB RAM
  Samsung may soon launch the Galaxy On8 smartphone in India. The phone is being teased by Flipkart on social media channels, and the name was spotted on the ‘Featured brands’ section i... [...]
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Patanjali's Rs 1,600-cr food park coming up in UP
New Delhi, Sep 25: Patanjali Ayurved, promoted by yoga guru Ramdev, may announce an investment of Rs 1,600 crore shortly for setting up a herbal food park in Noida in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh to meet its domestic as well as [...]
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Al-Qaeda and Pakistan’s ISI are one and the same: Their differences over Kashmir is a smokescreen
On 22 September, just four days after the Uri attack, Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) released a statement accusing Pakistan and its military and spy agencies of betraying Kashmiris. The post Al-Qaeda and Pakistan’s ISI are one and the same: Their differences over Kashmir is a smokescreen appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Sushma Swaraj at UN General Assembly: After Nawaz Sharif’s salvo, high expectations from tonight’s speech
It is all speculation till now but Kashmir issue and Pakistan's role in global terrorism will be the focus of Swaraj's address. The post Sushma Swaraj at UN General Assembly: After Nawaz Sharif’s salvo, high expectations from tonight’s speech appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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The US presidential debate: What you need to know about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump showdown
Tuesday's US presidential debate, a combat of titans pitting the Democrat Hillary Clinton against the Republican Donald Trump, is sure to be a major moment in the campaign, with just six weeks left before the 8 November election. The post The US presidential debate: What you need to know about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump showdown appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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1st Test, India vs New Zealand: As it happened in 500th Test…
R Ashwin made India's 500th Test very special with a brilliant performance where he claimed another ten-wicket haul. [...]
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1st Test, India vs New Zealand 2016: Virat Kohli & Co register comprehensive 197-run win in 500th Test
Chasing an impossible 434-run target, Kiwis were bowled out for 236 in 87.3 overs on the final day of the opening Test. [...]
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Sania Mirza continues to dominate WTA doubles ranking
Sania (9730) continued to be world number one in doubles but only five points separate her from her estranged partner Martina Hingis (9725). [...]
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Akhilesh Yadav’s cabinet expansion: Tainted leaders Prajapati and Singh likely to be re-inducted
Akhilesh Yadav, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Samajwadi Party leader, is scheduled to expand his Cabinet on Monday. Gayatri Prajapati and another sacked minister Raj Kishore Singh are likely to be re-inducted. The post Akhilesh Yadav’s cabinet expansion: Tainted leaders Prajapati and Singh likely to be re-inducted appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Review: Maruti Celerio diesel long term review, fourth report
The frugal diesel hatchback excels in the city, but how does it cope with a 600km trip during monsoon season? [...]
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Bajaj VS 400: First Look
With its launch date steadily approaching, the production version of the VS400 has been spied undisguised. [...]
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This is the full front-end of the 2017 Audi Q5
Based on the A4’s MLB Evo platform. Based on teaser images released yesterday, Indian Autos Blog’s Shoeb Kalania has created a digital mockup of the 2017 Audi Q5‘s front fascia. The second-generation Audi Q5 will have its premiere in the coming days, and its public debut is set for the 2016 Paris Motor Show which opens its doors for the media on September 29. Audi’s new plant in San Jose, Mexico, will start manufacturing the new Q5 this month. Featuring an evolutionary styling, the 2017 Audi Q5 gets the trademark Singleframe grille, redesigned LED daytime running lights and Matrix LED headlights. With the next-gen Q5, LED lighting technology will likely be a standard fitment with the top-end variants getting the more advanced Matrix lighting technology. Underneath will be a new platform, the MLB Evo, which underpins the 2016 Audi A4, which went on sale in India this month. With high tensile steel in its construction, the new Q5 is reported to shed around 100 kg, thereby reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The 2017 Audi Q5 will sport the brand’s new Virtual Cockpit display and MMI Touch infotainment system. The stubby A4-borrowed gearlever is also seen in this teaser image. The new Q5 also borrows its engine lineup from the new A4. Popular engine choices will include the 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI, 3.0-liter V6 TDI and 1.8-liter four-cylinder TFSI among other choices. On the transmission front, expect 6-speed manual and 7-speed S-Tronic units, though the more modern 8-speed tiptronic could also find a place in a few variants. 2018 Audi A8 shows its LED taillight pattern Production of the 2017 Audi Q5 will start this year at Audi’s new plant in San Jose Chiapa in Mexico. Next year, Audi India will launch the new Q5 by assembling CKD kits at its Aurangabad facility. Rivals for the popular Q5 include the Mercedes GLC, BMW X3, Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Volvo XC60. 2017 Audi Q5 – Image Gallery (Teaser Images) [...]
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2017 BMW 5 Series ordering guide reveals variants, features – USA
USA-spec all-new 5er enters production in November. The 2017 BMW 5 Series (BMW G30) is set to have its world premiere in the coming days, and just ahead its debut, its ordering guide for the U.S. market has surfaced online. The U.S.-spec seventh-gen BMW 5 Series will enter production in November 2016. The U.S.-spec 2017 BMW 5 Series will be available in four models at launch. The U.S.-spec 2017 BMW 5 Series will be available in four models at launch: 530i, 530i xDrive, 540i and 540i xDrive. Noteworthy standard features of the 2017 5 Series are, LED headlights, LED fog lights, 18-inch double-spoke wheels, moonroof, sport seats, Fineline Ridge wood trim and navigation system. Many features and packages are available optionally. One of them, is Driver Assistance Plus II, which brings semi-autonomous driving tech to the all-new 5er. It includes ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Active Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision avoidance, Traffic Jam Assistant and Active Lane Change, and can be opted for all four models. Alpine White and Jet Black will be the standard colour choices. Carbon Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Cashmere Silver Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Jatoba Brown Metallic, Mediterranean Blue metallic, Atlas Cedar Metallic and Bluestone metallic will be available optionally. The 2017 BMW 5 Series will be available with 2.0- and 3.0-liter gasoline engines in the U.S. market. Also Read: BMW X3 M coming in 2018, BMW X4 M in 2019 The 530i and 530i xDrive are powered by B46O engine which is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline unit, while the 540i and 540i xDrive are powered by the B58M engine which is a 3.0-liter gasoline unit. A Sport Automatic Transmission will be standard across the range. 2017 BMW 5 Series – Image Gallery [Source: BIMMERPOST] [...]
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