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How 2 monorails came face-to-face in Mumbai
The pictures of the trains led to speculation that the two rakes came face-to-face and a head-on collision was averted. [...]
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WATCH: New Zealand's Sophie Devine becomes first woman to hit nine sixes in an innings
Earlier, Sana Mir won the toss and opted to bat but the Women in Green were bundled out for 144 in 46.5 overs. [...]
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Wimbledon 2017, Day 6: Novak Djokovic shows ruthlessness, Milos Raonic strides into second week
Djokovic, seeded two, looked fired up throughout the contest, telling the umpire to "focus" early on after some close line calls and then bellowing at himself after winning two points in the third-set tiebreak. [...]
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Wimbledon 2017, Day 6: Top seed Angelique Kerber lives to fight another day, Garbine Muguruza powers into fourth round
The German, who was runner-up to Serena Williams last year, has struggled for form in recent months and at times was blasted off court by Rogers` heavy hitting from the baseline. [...]
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Key accused in 1993 Gosabara RDX landing case arrested
An accused in the 1993 Gosabara RDX landing case has been nabbed by the Gujarat ATS. The accused Kadir was nabbed following a tip off. He is currently being questioned by the ATS and sleuths of the Intelligence Bureau. [...]
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With an eye on China, India gives Myanmar Army chief the 'king's treatment'
With an eye on China, the chief of the Myanmar Army is getting the king's treatment in India. During his visit he will meet with all the big-wigs and sources tell OneIndia that India may crank up military supplies to Myanmar [...]
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IndiGo coach window shatters from jet blast, five injured
New Delhi, Jul 8: After a window shattered due to a jet blast allegedly from a SpiceJet plane, five passengers on-board an IndiGo coach were injured at the airport in New Delhi. An IndiGo spokesperson said the right front [...]
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Does anyone care what happens to women prisoners at jails?
Locked up behind iron bars, stuffed into the darkest corners of prison complexes, women prisoners in India face discrimination every day. From something as simple as recreation to something as complex as harassment and assault, many women prisoners live a life [...]
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Why grassroots activists should resist being ‘professionalised’ into an NGO | Sunil Babu Pant
Human rights activists are lured by donor funding to become ‘professional’ NGOs. But efficient doesn’t necessarily mean effectiveActivists from the global south hear, far too often, from our donors that we should “learn how to become professional” and “make NGO management efficient”. Let’s decode what that means.Professional means “a person engaged or qualified in a profession”. Donors would like you to be a “professional” activist and want to see you approaching human rights work as a profession. Related: Does the Daily Mail's criticism of aid matter? Related: 10 tricks to appear intelligent during development meetings Related: 29 tips on how to be a horrible boss Continue reading... [...]
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HC fumes over some industries not being shifted out of Delhi
New Delhi, Jul 7: The Delhi High Court has expressed displeasure over the presence of industries in the residential areas and "failure" of the authorities to relocate them to designated sites on the outskirts of the city. A bench [...]
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The Yamuna, India's most polluted river – video
Guardian India correspondent Michael Safi takes a journey along the Yamuna river. Stretching 855 miles (1,375km) across the north of the country, at its source in the Himalayas its water is crystal clear. However, once it streams through New Delhi, it turns into one of the filthiest rivers in the world. Rapid urbanisation is partly to blame, but so is lax enforcement of laws against illegal dumping Continue reading... [...]
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Mumbai steps up removal of British names from railway stations
Indian leaders seek to purge remnants of colonial past, as Elphinstone Road station becomes Prabhadevi after Hindu deityIndian authorities are moving to strip Mumbai’s railway stations of their British names, as leaders seek to purge the city of remnants of its colonial past.Elphinstone Road station – named after a British-era governor – officially became Prabhadevi station this week, after a local Hindu deity, and ministers say more changes are in the works. Related: Indian railway 'coolies' to be renamed in bid to improve their status Continue reading... [...]
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Karnataka: Tension mounts in Bantwal over attack on RSS activist
Mangaluru, Jul 7: Police have deployed tight security in Bantwal taluk in Dakshina Kannada district in the wake of reports that Hindu outfits were planning a protest against the murder attempt on an RSS activist in Bantwal town on July 4. [...]
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2017 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 launched at Rs 9.98 lakh
The Ninja 1000 has been brought in via the semi-knocked-down route; only 20 units on sale currently [...]
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Burhan Wani death anniversary: Fear of 2016 violence haunts Kashmir
Separatist groups have called for a strike on July 8 to pay homage to those killed in action by the security forces against stone-pelting mobs. [...]
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Man who stabbed aspiring air-hostess to death in Delhi arrested in Mumbai
A 22-year-old man suspected to have murdered a 21-year-old woman in Delhi by stabbing her 22 times was arrested in Mumbai on Friday. [...]
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Self defence technique Krav Maga helping Indian armed forces thwart terror
Over three dozen personnel from different armed forces including some commando units are undergoing law enforcement training at the Krav Maga headquarters at Saket area of Delhi. [...]
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Andre Agassi says trust needed for Novak Djokovic role to work
Agassi was hired by Djokovic before the French Open in a bid to address his poor run of form but the Serb was badly beaten by Austrian Dominic Thiem in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. [...]
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Wimbledon 2017, Day 5: Marin Cilic reaches fourth round without dropping a set, Kei Nishikori beaten
Bautista Agut will face stiffer opposition on Monday when he plays Croatia`s seventh seed Marin Cilic.   [...]
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SEE PIC: Sakshi's special Instagram post for MS Dhoni on his 36th birthday
Sakshi posted a very adorable picture of Dhoni holding his daughter Ziva’s hands as the father-daughter duo enjoyed a walk in a boulevard. [...]
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When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasamy – review
The raw material of domestic abuse leads to a meditation on writing and a searing examination of a woman’s place in contemporary Indian societyMeena Kandasamy’s scorching 2014 debut, The Gypsy Goddess, explored caste, poverty and violence in southern India. Her second novel tells the story of a newly-wed writer experiencing rapid social isolation and extreme violence at her husband’s hands.Kandasamy has written about her own marriage for the Indian magazine Outlook in 2012; now, using an unnamed narrator speaking in an urgent, first-person voice, When I Hit You: Or, a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Wife gives us “a woman at whom society cannot spit or throw stones, because this me is a she who is made up only of words on a page, and the lines she speaks are those that everyone hears in their own voice”. Continue reading... [...]
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Murder most foul: polluted Indian river reported dead despite 'living entity' status
After the Yamuna river, a tributary to the Ganges, was granted the accolade, it made sense for activists to tell police that somebody had killed itOne morning in late March, Brij Khandelwal called the Agra police to report an attempted murder.Days before, the high court in India’s Uttarakhand state had issued a landmark judgment declaring the Yamuna river – and another of India’s holiest waterways, the Ganges – “living entities”. Related: Now rivers have the same legal status as people, we must uphold their rights Until the 1960s, the river was much better quality.If you bathe in the Yamuna you will not go to hell. Continue reading... [...]
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Petroleum dealers to go on strike on July 12
All India Petroleum Dealers Association have given a call for 'No Purchase-No Sale' of fuel on July 12, said reports. The fuel dealers' association have said that traders are incurring losses after the government's decision to revise the petrol [...]
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Another close shave for Fadnavis as his chopper takes-off unexpectedly
The helicopter which Devendra Fadnavis was about to board took-off unexpectedly on Friday afternoon and tilted in such a way that its rotor blades came perilously close to the Maharashtra Chief Minister, said reports. Fadnavis was walking towards the [...]
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7th Pay Commission notified: Check the Gazette of India notification here
The resolution conveying the government's decision on recommendation of the 7th Pay Commission has been published. The same was published in the Gazette of India. With the publication, the government can now start rolling out the revised allowances and [...]
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Yogi govt’s condom <i>shagun</i> for newly-wed couples to promote family planning
Lucknow, July 7: When it comes to check population growth, the Uttar Pradesh government is ready to walk the extra mile. Although right-wing groups might cringe at the idea of condoms as gifts for newly-wed couples, the Bharatiya Janata Party government [...]
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Mumbai: 20-year-old woman allegedly gang-raped inside car
Mumbai, July 7: In a shocking incident, a 20-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped in a car in suburban Charkop in Mumbai on Thursday. As per the woman's complaint, three men, one of whom was known to her abducted her from near [...]
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Bengaluru's Namma Metro comes to a halt, commuters stranded as staff protest
Hundreds of commuters were left stranded as Bengaluru's metro services came to a halt on Friday. The staff of Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited staged a protest against security personnel deployed at Metro station after a staffer was arrested for assaulting [...]
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