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Karnataka elections: Yeddyurappa releases BJP’s manifesto, promises cow slaughter bill
Bharatiya Janta Party on Friday released its manifesto for the upcoming Karnataka elections in Bengaluru. The manifesto was released by party's Chief Minister candidate BS Yeddyurappa in the presence of various party leaders. The manifesto promises re-introduction of cow [...]
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Heavy rain lashes several parts in Rajasthan
Jaipur, July 29: Rains lashed several parts of Rajasthan today and the weatherman has forecast more showers tomorrow. Udaipur and Ajmer division received heavy rainfall while Bhilwara received 15 cm of rainfall followed by Arnod in Pratapgarh which received 13 cm [...]
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'The snowy carpet reflected like a camera the wonderful panorama'
Capt Fred Burnaby’s travel memoir from 1876 describes the northern lights in the sky above UzbekistanThe sunrise was glorious. “In no part of the world hitherto visited have I seen aurora in such magnificence,” wrote Captain Fred Burnaby, in his Central Asian travel memoir, A Ride to Khiva (1876). Continue reading... [...]
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Tripura higher secondary exams: These two papers rescheduled due to polls
Two papers of the higher secondary exams have been rescheduled in the event of the Tripura Assembly Elections 2018. The Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) has rescheduled exam of two papers of Higher Secondary examinations to avoid clashing [...]
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MP and Odisha bypolls 2018: 3 constituencies to go for polls tomorrow
Bypolls will be held in two key assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha's Bijepur assembly seat on Saturday. The by-elections in Madhya Pradesh are seen as providing an opportunity to gauge the mood of the state that will go for assembly [...]
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Swansea City scrape past Sheffield Wednesday into FA Cup quarterfinals
Swansea now face a last-eight home tie against Tottenham Hotspur or Rochdale. [...]
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Blackberry Key2
  It’s hard to spot a Blackberry in the hands of people these days, but when you do, you know the person has some really specific needs which can be fulfilled only by a Blackberry. Such is the rep... [...]
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Jeep unveils eight concept SUVs
Jeep is boosting the unveil of its all-new JL Wrangler with five design concepts based on the rugged off-roader and they will be revealed at the Easter Safari meet in Moab, North America soon. Four of the Wrangler concepts take the 4x4 in a new direction, having been designed by Jeep under design chief Mark Allen at its Auburn Hills ‘Design Dome’, while a Renegade, Wagoneer and further Wrangler concepts focus on Mopar tuning and aftermarket kits. “For us, the Wrangler is the nucleus of everything that Jeep does. Everything comes from the Wrangler,” says Allen. Jeep has made the Easter meet at Moab a focus for its design concepts because thousands of owners descend on the famous trails every year. Showing them at Moab is seen as a better way of targetting Jeep owners and potential buyers than glitzy motorshows, a policy understood to be pushed by FCA boss Sergio Marchionne. Jeep Sandstorm The most radical of Jeep’s Moab Wrangler concepts, the Sandstorm, is a Baja desert-racer with a cut-down body, smaller rear doors and high-articulation off-road axles, claimed to give 14 inches of front travel and 18 inches at the rear. Power comes from a 392 cu in (6.4-litre) hemi V8 and sand-grip 39-inch OD tyres help transmit the power to the ground. “We have really gone to town with the Sandstorm and created a real high-performance off-road Wrangler,” says Jeep boss Michael Manley. Jeep 4Speed Lightened by 950lbs, the 4Speed is a speedier, more nimble Wrangler inspired by earlier lightweight concepts: the Stitch (2013) and Pork Chop (2011). The HVAC and radio are removed, and have been replaced by a carbonfibre bonnet and wheel arches, while the roll-cage is fashioned from thin-wall cro -moly tubing. Power comes from the Wrangler’s new 2.0-litre turbo with 48V mild hybrid tech, which delivers higher performance courtesy of the reduced kerb weight. Jeep B-Ute The Renegade based B-Ute is named after a play-on-words of the 4x4’s internal codename - BU. Based on the off-road-focused Trailhawk model, it features a 1.5-inch suspension lift and disconnected front sway bars to improve off-road rock crawling. “This is a modern military look,” says design chief Allen. Inside, the luggage compartment is fitted out with military-style MOLLE universal equipment hangers. Jeep Wagoneer An all-new Wagoner is not far off, so as a styling and brand exercise Jeep has renovated a 1965 Wagoneer and updated it in an “Americana road trip style”. A rust-free donor car was sourced in California, stripped to a bare shell and the chassis boxed-in to boost rigidity. With new coil springs replacing the original leaf suspension, new steering, and modern disc brakes, Jeep prepped the Wagoneer for a 5.7-litre Hemi ‘crate’ engine, normally found under the hood of RAM trucks. Jeep Nacho The most realistic of all Jeep’s Moab concepts, all the bits on the Nacho can be sourced from Jeep Mopar dealers. Jeep says the whole kit of parts is priced from around $14k to fit on the two-door Rubicon donor car. To boost off-road performance the Nacho benefits from a 2-inch lift kit, 37-inch OD off-road tyres and 2.5-inch Fox off-road shocks. The tube doors, fuel-filler door and all-weather mats boost the looks. The extensive spotlight system is a prototype developed with Magnetti-Marelli. Jeep J-Wagon Based on a Wrangler Sahara, the J-Wagon is intended to add an urban look while retaining off-road performance. The bigger off-road tyres lift the chassis, while the raised intake stops dust entering the inlet of the J-wagon’s 3.6-litre V6 and new front wings from the Rubicon model boost trail performance. The paint job is known as “brass monkey”. “The colour scheme is warm grey with orange highlights for that urban style,” says Mopar boss Joe Danaher. Jeep Jeepster The second most-extreme Wrangler to be shown at Moab, the Jeepster features a 2-inch roof chop and 2.5-degree screen lay-back to re-create the ‘speedy’ styling of the 1966 Jeepster. The red and white paint job is a similar nod to the 1966 original. The Jeepster is also influenced by the aftermarket trend of relocating the Wrangler’s spare wheel into the rear cabin, so the outside wheel carrier can be modified to carry accessories. [...]
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Narshingh Yadav doping scandal: ‘Intruder’ who may have spiked Narsingh’s food identified?
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J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti apprises PM Modi of overall situation in state
Srinagar, Apr 9: J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and apprised him of the overall situation in the state, stressing on the need to end the cycle of violence by addressing alienation among [...]
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India and Pakistan meeting at UN to end three-year freeze
Foreign ministers to meet at sidelines of general assembly in sign of thaw in relationsThe foreign ministers of India and Pakistan are to meet on the sidelines of the UN general assembly next week in the first high-level contact between the neighbours in nearly three years.India’s external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, will meet her Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, in New York during the assembly starting on Monday. Continue reading... [...]
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Sports fraternity condoles demise of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar
Parrikar was battling a serious ailment and he breathed his last at around 8.15 pm at his private residence in Dona Paula near Panaji, Goa.  [...]
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Must read: the edible atlas that celebrates everyday food
The Vietnamese banh mi is the baguette made airier. As we watch, agog, the streets of Bangkok patrolled by soldiers securing the military takeover, it is an apt moment to look at th [...]
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Factionalism within Madhya Pradesh may cost Congress dearly
New Delhi, April 15: The factionalism within Madhya Pradesh Congress may cost the party dearly in the Lok Sabha elections despite having the government in the state, say sources. Madhya Pradesh has 29 Lok Sabha seats and the Congress [...]
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Jurgen Klopp praises ''brilliant fighter'' Zinedine Zidane on eve of Champions League final
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp called opposite number Zinedine Zidane "a fighter" before the Champions League final against Real Madrid and praised the Frenchman for his supreme record in Europe`s elite competition despite his short coaching career. [...]
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UP deputy CM says journalism started during Mahabharata, equates 'Narad Muni' with 'Google'
New Delhi June 1: Joining the list of BJP leaders linking modern inventions with ancient India, Uttar Pradesh minister Dinesh Sharma has claimed that journalism began during Mahabharata. Speaking at an event organised here to mark the 'Hindi Journalism [...]
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9 popular hangout spots in Delhi found serving expired beer
Before you gulp down your favourite brand of beer at a bar or a club in the city, make sure you check the expiry date on the bottle, especially after some establishments have been found serving "expired beer". The [...]
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WB reels under cold spell, similar conditions to continue: MeT
Icy winds walloped most areas in West Bengal intensifying the prevailing cold conditions even as the MeT office on Sunday forecast similar conditions for the next few days. While the western districts of the state experienced cold wave conditions, [...]
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Serie B leaders Palermo sold for 10 euros
Languishing in Serie B when Zamparini took over in 2002, pink-shirted Palermo won promotion in 2003-04 as they returned to the top flight after a more than 30-year wait.  [...]
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The doctor from Myanmar faced with 1 million patients and a plague of rats – podcast
When disaster struck his community in remote Chin state, Dr SaSa rushed to help – and found himself trying to treat 400 people a dayGrowing up in an isolated village in western Myanmar was tough, with no running water or electricity, and little access to healthcare. The nearest hospital was several days’ walk away. SaSa was determined to become a doctor, but just as he reached the end of his training, the bamboo on which his community survived was wiped out, triggering a huge increase in rats, who ate what little food was left. The overwhelming challenges of trying to bring medical help to the remote region inspired SaSa to found the organisation Health and Hope, which has since enabled hundreds of villagers in Chin state to become community health workers. Continue reading... [...]
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Baba Ramdev backs Sterlite after meeting Vedanta boss Anil Agarwal
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev came in support of Thoothukudi's Sterlite plant after meeting Vedanta's Executive Chairman, Anil Agarwal, in London. Baba Ramdev raised the ‘foreign conspiracy' theory behind Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi. Ramdev tweeted in support of [...]
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NDA plans a strategy on triple talaq as it planned for election of deputy chairman of RS
New Delhi, Dec 31: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to do the same what it did at the time of elections of deputy chairperson of the Rajya Sabha. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) managed to win the seat despite short [...]
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Rangana Herath spins Sri Lanka to series sweep over South Africa
The 199-run win, which came with more than a day to spare, was due to Sri Lanka`s tireless spin trio of Herath, Akila Dananjaya and Dilruwan Perera who together claimed all 20 South African wickets.    [...]
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Boris Johnson pushes Aung San Suu Kyi on Rohingya refugees
Foreign secretary tells de facto Myanmar leader refugees must return under UN supervisionBoris Johnson has told Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi the UN refugee agency must be allowed to supervise the return of Rohingya refugees, saying it was clear many were terrified to return home.The UK’s foreign secretary told reporters the charred homes of devastated Rohingya villages were like nothing he had seen before in his life, after visiting refugee camps in Bangladesh and northern Rakhine state in Myanmar. Related: Witness to a massacre: the former Myanmar soldier who saw his village burn Related: Rohingya refugees on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border – in pictures Continue reading... [...]
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Traditional rivals to allies: How effective is the Cong-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Jan 17: For the BJP, Karnataka has been a gateway to the south. The 2019 Lok Sabha elections will be a keenly fought contest especially in Karnataka. The BJP would be up against a combine of the JD(S) and Congress, [...]
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Tamil asylum seeker to be deported after UN committee withdraws torture concerns
Committee earlier requested a halt to Shantaruban’s removal from AustraliaA Tamil asylum seeker appears set for deportation to Sri Lanka after the UN committee against torture withdrew a request to Australia to halt his removal while it investigated the risk of him being tortured upon return.Shantaruban, currently held in immigration detention in Melbourne, has been in Australia since arriving by boat in 2012. A notice of intention to remove from Australia has been issued against him for Thursday 22 February. Related: Australia issues deportation order for Tamil asylum seeker despite torture fears I am dismayed … that the UN would accede to the Australian government’s request. Continue reading... [...]
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VHP puts off Ram temple agitation till general elections
New Delhi, Feb 06: The Vishawa Hindu Parishad said on Tuesday that it would hold off its agitation for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya till the general elections scheduled in April-May. VHP working president Alok Kumar said that the [...]
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West Bengal Group D Recruitment results 2017 declared, how to check
New Delhi, Aug 22: The West Bengal Group D Recruitment results 2017 has been declared. The results are available on the official website. The result was declared after a written test and interview. The Board has also declared the [...]
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