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Duncan Fletcher should get credit for Indian cricket's smooth transition: Gary Kirsten
Handling a transition phase for any successful unit is a challenge in itself and that's why the Indian cricket team's most successful former head coach Gary Kirsten feels that Duncan Fletcher played a "huge role" during his four-year tenure, which has now become a footnote. [...]
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Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says 'he will fight for democracy'
Yashwant Sinha, former Finance Minister and a critique of the PM Narendra Modi government, quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday. The leader said he will end his ties with the BJP and will not join any political party, according [...]
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Cabinet makes child rapes punishable with death
The Union Cabinet has cleared a law which prescribes capital punishment to those convicted of raping children below the age of 12. The move to seek the death penalty in rape cases in which children are the victims comes [...]
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Special status: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu ends day-long fast
Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday ended his day-long fast. The CM was observing the fast protesting against the denial of special category status to the state. Naidu after ending his fast over 'Centre's non-cooperation with [...]
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Petro products need to be brought under GST: Dharmendra Pradhan
Patna, Apr 20: Petroleum and Naural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stressed on bringing petroleum products under the GST to provide relief to common people from spurt in fuel prices following surging global crude oil rates. Both the central and [...]
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Man held from Rajasthan in Surat minor's rape-murder case
Ahmedabad, Apr 20: The Gujarat Police arrested a man from Ganganagar in neighbouring Rajasthan in connection with the rape-and-murder of a minor girl whose body was found here on April 6, Gujarat Home Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja said. The accused [...]
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Impeachment notice a 'revenge petition', says Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, Apr 20: The BJP lashed out at the Congress over its move to impeach the Chief Justice of India, dubbing it as an "intimidatory tactic" and revenge petition" to target the Supreme Court after its verdict in the judge [...]
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London 'pollution pods' let you sample the smog in Beijing and Delhi
New installation at Somerset House in London lets visitors experience the air of some pollution hotspots – plus a pristine Norwegian islandNew Delhi: the suffocating smell of old cars and industry. São Paulo: enough ethanol to make your eyes water. And in London, a scent called Living Diesel.Those are the dominant notes of those cities’ contaminated air, according to an “artist’s approximation” that aims to raise awareness of the problem of pollution around the world. Related: Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed Michael Pinsky’s #PollutionPods, in the forecourt of Somerset House, claim to reproduce the air pollution conditions of five cities pic.twitter.com/a6gwO4M8HgTwo young women ​entering the Tautra pod from São Paulo’s make a beeline for the air purifier. 'Breathe it in,' sighs oneTautra, Norway. Low levels of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter. The green light for outdoor sports and cycling. Almost a relief on entry pic.twitter.com/JYuLNJ83GK Continue reading... [...]
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Attempts being made to defame BJP govt: Rajnath Singh
Silvassa, Apr 20: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said attempts were being made to "defame" the government, and slammed the opposition while apparently referring to the Supreme Court's judgement in the judge B H Loya death case. Addressing a [...]
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'Petition for impeachment of CJI should have been avoided', says Cong leader Ashwani Kumar
Congress leader Ashwani Kumar on Friday has expressed his objection to the impeachment motion, while refusing to pass any comment on the circumstances that led to it, namely the dismissal of the PIL seeking a special investigation into the death of [...]
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'Untouchable' Myanmar army under fire over torture and murder claims | Joshua Carroll
A handful of recent convictions show troops are starting to be held to account, while the military are listed for the first time on a UN armed forces blacklistThe three young men went out to get firewood and never returned. Their families spent days worrying, then heard gunshots crackling in the distance. Hours later, they found the mutilated bodies, hastily buried five miles from their homes at the Maihkawng internal displacement camp in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Kachin state. Related: Myanmar accused of wiping out secret network of Rohingya reporters Continue reading... [...]
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Karnataka elections: FIR against BJP MLA Patil for his ‘communal’ remarks on ‘Hindus vs Muslims’
Bengaluru, April 20: After trying to "communalise" the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections with provocative statements, an FIR has been registered against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sanjay Patil on Friday. At a Belagavi event on Thursday, Patil said that the upcoming [...]
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BJP announces third list for Karnataka polls, 59 names announced
BJP announces third list for Karnataka polls, 59 names announced [...]
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Rafael Nadal thrashes Dominic Thiem to cruise into Monte Carlo semis
Rafael Nadal crushed fifth seed Dominic Thiem 6-0, 6-2 to romp into the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Friday as he stepped up his bid for an 11th title in style. [...]
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Novak Djokovic to continue injury comeback at Barcelona Open
Former world number one Novak Djokovic will continue his comeback from injury at the Barcelona Open next week, tournament organisers announced on Friday. [...]
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Bengaluru FC thrash East Bengal 4-1 to lift Super Cup
Bengaluru FC made light work of I-League and Kolkatan giants East Bengal 4-1 to win the Super Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday. [...]
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Maya Kodnani acquitted in Naroda Patiya riot case
The Gujarat High Court has acquitted Mayaben Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riot case. The court held that there was no criminal conspiracy by her and the witnesses were not reliable. The court also acquitted Ganpat Chhara and Haresh [...]
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'I will abide by High Command decision,' says Siddaramaiah
Amid speculations about Chief Minister Siddaramaiah contest from Badami constituency, Siddaramaiah's son Dr. Yathindra announced that his father would file nomination papers on April 23rd. Dr. Yathindra in his Facebook post stated that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would file his nomination papers [...]
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Karnataka assembly elections 2018: EC extends polling time by an hour
The Election Commission on Thursday announced extension of polling time by an hour up to 6 PM in Sunday's Karnataka Assembly elections, in view of the excessive heat. Earlier, people could poll their votes between 7am and 5pm in [...]
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Dell XPS 13 9370
  Dell offers a vast portfolio of consumer and enterprise level laptops but to most, its XPS range remains one of the most desirable one. The XPS line is one of the most handsome and powerful everyday l... [...]
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Every 15 minutes, a child is subjected to sexual offence in India: CRY report
A sexual offence is committed against a child in India every 15 minutes and there has been an increase of more than 500 per cent over the past 10 years in crime against minors, an analysis by child rights NGO CRY [...]
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Rahul Gandhi meets Pawar, discusses united opposition front
Congress president Rahul Gandhi met NCP chief Sharad Pawar and discussed the political situation in the country and possibilities of getting all opposition parties together on one platform to defeat the BJP in 2019 polls. According to sources, the [...]
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Petrol prices hit 55-month high in Mumbai
The price of petrol Mumbai has hit a new high in 55 months and costs Rs 81.96 for a litre in the financial capital. This is the highest it has reached since September 14, 2013, where it had cost Rs 83.62 per litre .  In 2014, the highest price that petrol had scaled was Rs 82.07 per litre. The lowest prices that motorists paid – and happily at that – was Rs 62.75 a litre on March 10, 2016. After this date though, as per our sister publication Autocar Professional’s analysis of fuel prices in the past two years, petrol prices never fallen below Rs 65 a litre, and have continuously marched upwards. The year 2017 began with petrol being priced at Rs 76.91 a litre and ended at Rs 77.87 a litre, with the highest being Rs 79.99 a litre on October 3, 2017. The lowest price at which the fuel was sold last year was Rs 72.66 a litre on April 1, 2017. As of today, the price differential between the two fossil fuels, petrol and diesel, is now Rs 12.40 a litre. Diesel at its highest ever price If you thought diesel vehicle owners are a happier lot when it comes to tanking up, then it’s worth doing a rethink. Today, in Mumbai, diesel costs Rs 69.50 a litre, the highest ever the ‘common man’s’ fuel has ever cost in India. The previous highest was Rs 67.26 a litre on August 31, 2014.  On March 10, 2016, the price of diesel rate in Mumbai was Rs 53.06 a litre, rose to Rs 55.64 a litre on August 16, 2016, and from then on, Mumbai never bought diesel at Rs 55 to a litre. The price rally has now hit Rs 69.50 litre today, the highest ever recorded. Even in the other four key metros, today’s diesel price is the highest in their respective history, with Delhi paying Rs 65.18 a litre, Kolkata Rs 67.88 and Chennai Rs 68.76. In 2017, the lowest recorded rate for diesel in Mumbai was Rs 58.19 a litre and the highest was Rs 64.89 a litre at the start of the year. [...]
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Poor management led to cash crunch in the country: Yashwant Sinha
The cash crunch at ATMs in some parts of the country is a case of "complete mismanagement" on the part of both the RBI and the government, former finance minister Yashwant Sinha said on Thursday. He said the magnitude [...]
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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  AMD is back with a revision of their desktop CPUs and this time they’ve polished out most of the kinks and brought out a CPU that’s all set to set fire to the CPU battle yet again. Today&r... [...]
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Filthy lucre: scavenging grime and sewage for gold on Mumbai's streets | Puja Changoiwala
Along the narrow alleys of one of India’s largest bullion markets, men and women scrape a living scouring the dust and even the drains for specks of the precious metal When most of Mumbai is fast asleep at 5am each day, 41-year-old Tanu Behre sets out on her hunt.Armed with a little handbrush, she walks the narrow alleys of Zaveri bazaar, one of India’s largest bullion markets, and dusts the streets for gold. She enters drains outside goldsmiths’ workshops, and gathers the black sludge in her aluminium pan. If she’s lucky, the slime will turn up the precious metal. On my best day, I found 1.5g of gold, worth 4,500 rupees [£49] Related: The Mumbai creche that means toddlers aren't left home alone | Priti Salian Continue reading... [...]
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Dissident BJP leader Yashwant Sinha set to make political announcement
Dissident BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, who has floated an apolitical front to attack the Modi government, will hold an event with opposition parties in Patna on April 21 and make a "political announcement". He declined to share details of [...]
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