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EC orders probe after Congress flags over 60 lakh 'fake voters' in MP
EC orders probe after Congress flags over 60 lakh 'fake voters' in MP [...]
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BJP worker found hanging in Bengal's Purulia committed suicide: Autopsy
The man, whose body was found hanging from a power transmission tower here on Saturday, had committed suicide, the police said today on the basis of the post-mortem report, even as normal life was partially hit in the district following a [...]
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Train delays to affect promotions, Piyush Goyal tells officials
In what should come as a relief to railway passengers frustrated by delays in services, trains are now likely to run on time as any deviation from the schedule will cost railway officials their promotions. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal [...]
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Nigeria name final World Cup squad
 Nigeria on Sunday named a final 23-man squad for the World Cup with Chelsea defender Ola Aina and Mikel Agu from FC Porto placed on standby. [...]
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Confident Anirban Lahiri blazes through front nine at Memorial; Tiger Woods lies seventh
Anirban Lahiri has changed another putter and feels his confidence is slowly building up once again as he shot a 3-under 69 in the third round of the Memorial Tournament. [...]
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NDA will win under Modi's leadership; 'none' has accepted Rahul as leader: Paswan
Hailing the "strong leadership" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said the NDA will win the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with a "thumping majority" as he termed the opposition unity in the recent bypolls as "short-lived". [...]
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No vacancy for prime minister's post in 2019: Naqvi
There is no vacancy for the prime minister's post in 2019, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday, and expressed hope that BJP-led coalition will retain power in the next Lok Sabha polls. The "anti-Modi front" has over [...]
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Imran Khan’s rise is a metaphor for a changing world the west has failed to see | Jason Burke
The ex-cricketer joins a long list of outsiders who are transforming global politicsIt is election season in Pakistan. Expect massive rallies, dust, shouted slogans in stadiums, dirty tricks, a modicum of violence and industrial quantities of sweet tea consumed by candidates and voters alike.The frontrunner in the poll is Imran Khan, the cricketer turned politician. Now 65, Khan has been on the stump for two decades. This is a long time in politics. I stood close enough at one of his first major rallies in his hometown of Lahore in 1998 to read his speech over his shoulder. The first line on the first page read: “Believe in Pakistan.” I was sceptical of his prospects and my report was headlined No Khan Do. Related: Pakistan is my home. But as a journalist, my life is in danger there | Taha Siddiqui Related: Pakistan must reject US aid and exit the war on terror, says Imran Khan Continue reading... [...]
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Mayawati hands over bungalow to UP govt, maintains that it's Kanshi Ram's memorial
BSP Chief Mayawati on Saturday handed over the charge of the bungalow at 13A, Mall Avenue, Lucknow, to the Uttar Pradesh government, days after Supreme Court directed former chief ministers to vacate their government accomodation. Mayawati has now shifted to her [...]
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Nipah virus: Holy communion won't be placed on tongue, says Kozhikode church
Kozhikode, June 2: In view of the Nipah virus outbreak claiming 16 lives in Kerala, the Syro-Malabar church in Kozhikode has decided to stop serving the holy Communion to the faithful on their tongue. The Thamarassery diocese in a [...]
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Shimla water crisis: Schools to remain closed from June 4-8
The schools in Shimla, which is reeling under severe water crisis, would remain closed from June 4 to June 8 and would instead remain open on during annual monsoon break which is scheduled for July, said an order by the Himachal [...]
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Rain lashes Mumbai, local train services hit; Two people electrocuted
Pre-monsoon showers hit the Mumbai on Saturday evening disrupting flights and local train traffic in the metropolitan city. Rain and thundershower, along with gusty winds, lashed parts of Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli, Ambernath, Navi Mumbai, Vasai and Virar from Saturday evening onward, [...]
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Spree of grenade attacks in Kashmir; 4 CRPF personnel injured
Three CRPF personnel and a civilian were injured after terrorists lobbed grenade in Jammu and Kashmir's Fateh Kadal on Saturday, said reports. The incident took place at Chinkral Mohalla when terrorists hurled a grenade at the CRPF personnel. In [...]
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Fiat to move heavily into electrification
At the presentation of FCA’s new 5 year plan held on the 1st June, FCA outlined detailed plans for Jeep, Maserati, Alfa Romeo and Ram. However, conspicuous by its lack of detail was information on the group’s budget brands namely Fiat, Chrysler and Dodge.   However, our sister company Autocar UK reports that company boss Sergio Marchionne said Fiat "is very well-placed to exploit battery-electric city car opportunities in jurisdictions where access for internal combustion vehicles will be increasingly restricted". The group believes that the premium that the 500 models command will enable it to better absorb the higher sticker prices of electric technology and is thus readying a new electric version to debut in 2020 and a mild hybrid next year. It has also been confirmed that the Punto will be axed, and also likely, the Tipo. The Punto has had a production run of 13 years and the company believes that the costs for developing a new model will not justify the potential sales, thus not making for a healthy business case. As a result, the plan is to build on the strengths of its city car segment where the Fiat 500 and Panda hold a third of the segment in many markets and develop new technologies to allow these models to meet the every tightening emission norms. The new electric 500 and the mild hybrid will both be built on a completely redesigned 500 that will also spawn other 500 versions like the just announced 500 Giardiniera and also the new Panda. The 500 Giardiniera is the name from an old wagon body style 500. How these developments will affect Fiat in India is as yet unclear, with the Jeep Compass and Renegade and the Fiat 500, all being built on variations of the company’s ‘small platform’ the possibility of the 500 series models being built in India is not completely out of bounds, plus with India’s push towards electrification the EV direction for the 500 would be a good fit. However given that production plants for the 500 are already in place overseas, an India-only production of the 500 would seem difficult. Also sales for the Italian brand are currently in the doldrums with only 1860 units sold last year. However, the group has found emerging success with the Jeep nameplate with sales of the Compass averaging around 2,300 units per month. [...]
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Review: 2018 Yaris vs Verna vs City video comparison
Also read: Toyota Yaris auto vs Hyundai Verna auto comparison [...]
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Are Congress and AAP forming an alliance in Delhi to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls?
New Delhi, June 2: In the last few weeks, especially after the Karnataka Assembly elections and the recent by-polls in 11 states, the opposition parties seem to be determined to contest the big 2019 Lok Sabha elections together against the incumbent Bharatiya [...]
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Missing peace negotiator: SC seeks response from Centre, Assam, Meghalaya
The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre as well as Assam and Meghalaya governments on a plea of son of a missing mediator who was working to bring truce between the Government of India and separatist outfit United Liberation [...]
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Mob tried to open jeep door, hit our men: CRPF on Srinagar incident
Mob tried to open jeep door, hit our men: CRPF on Srinagar incident [...]
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Schools to remain closed as Nipah virus death toll rises to 18 in Kerala
Schools to remain closed as Nipah virus death toll rises to 18 in Kerala [...]
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Arbaaz Khan admits to IPL betting, losing 'several millions'
Arbaaz Khan admits to IPL betting, losing 'several millions' [...]
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Actor Arbaaz Khan confesses to IPL betting, says he lost Rs 2.75 crore
Actor-Producer Arbaaz Khan has accepted before the anti-extortion cell of Thane Police that he placed bets in IPL matches. He was being questioned by Thane Police in IPL betting case on Saturday. News agency ANI quoting sources reported that [...]
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War on naxals: NIA seizes 4,000 kgs of gelatine explosives
A team of the National Investigation Agency has seized 4,000 kilograms of gelatine explosives in Jharkhand. The seizure comes close on the heels of the arrest of a naxalite, Mahavir Manjhi. On March 5, the Jharkhand police arrested 15-armed Maoist [...]
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Former England captain Michael Vaughan steps up attack on Broad
Former England captain Michael Vaughan stepped up his spat with paceman Stuart Broad on Saturday as rain prevented any play on the second morning of the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley. [...]
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FRENCH OPEN: Unpredictable Fabio Fognini outlasts Edmund to reach last 16
Italian maverick Fabio Fognini edged a topsy-turvy five-setter against British number one Kyle Edmund to reach the fourth round of the French Open on Saturday. [...]
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Nipah scare: Doctors, nurses of taluk hospital told to go on leave
Several staffers, including nurses and four doctors, of a hospital at Balussery, Kerala have been asked to go on leave from today as a precautionary measure after the death of two people being treated for Nipah virus, officials said. The virus [...]
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Karnataka polls: Winner with highest vote share was 77 per cent, lowest 24
In the recently concluded Karnataka assembly elections, the win by the highest vote share was 77 per cent while the lowest was 24 per cent. Data prepared by the Association for Democratic Reforms states that 44(57%) out of 77 winners with [...]
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Russian pilot found after three decades missing in Afghanistan
Military veterans group says man whose plane was shot down wants to return to RussiaA Russian pilot who was missing presumed dead after his plane was shot down three decades ago during the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan has been found alive and wants to come home, according to a military veterans group.“He is still alive. It’s very astonishing. Now he needs help,” the head of the Russian paratroopers’ union, Valery Vostrotin, told RIA Novosti state news agency on Friday. Related: Soviet soldier presumed dead found living in Afghanistan Related: Afghan village built on a Soviet dream collapsing into deadly power vacuum Continue reading... [...]
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