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Union Budget 2018 Live: Reforms or middle class expectations? How will Jaitley strike balance
Finance minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget 2018 in Parliament on Thursday, with investors expecting increased spending and a reduction in tax slabs. In his budget speech, Jaitley is expected to address agriculture distress, unemployment and ways to boost [...]
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Sri Lanka blocks social media as deadly violence continues
Reports of attack on Buddhist temple sparks anti-Muslim riots in Kandy districtAt least two people have been killed and eight others injured in anti-Muslim riots in a popular tourist district in central Sri Lanka as the government blocked Facebook and other social media services in an effort to quell the violence.Reports of an attack on a Buddhist temple in Abathanna triggered another day of clashes across Kandy district between members of the country’s mostly Buddhist Sinhalese majority and police. Related: Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after communal violence Hate speech on @facebook is increasing beyond acceptable levels #SriLanka. Government will have to act immediately to save lives. @RW_UNP pic.twitter.com/z9nadtLoU1 Continue reading... [...]
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Kejriwal lashes out at Modi govt over banking scams
Hisar (Har), Mar 25: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday targeted the Centre alleging that never before had so many "bank scams" taken place under any regime since India's independence even as he declared [...]
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Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition launched in UK
Powered by a 3-cyl turbo-petrol engine. Hyundai has introduced the Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition in the UK. The special edition i20 has been designed, engineered and built in Europe. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition, as the name suggests, is powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged three-cylinder petrol motor producing 74 kW (100 PS) at 4,500 rpm and 171 Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Turbo Edition model has a CO2 emissions rating of 104 g/km and a fuel consumption rating of 4.5 L/100 km (22.22 km/l). Hyundai offers the 1.0-litre T-GDi engine model with a 6-speed manual transmission also, in which the turbocharged unit produces 88 kW (120 PS) at 6,000 rpm, while the torque output remains unchanged. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is based on the Hyundai i20 SE grade. Noteworthy features include automatic lights with dusk sensor, 16-inch alloy wheels, Black/Grey interior, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control with speed limiter, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and reversing camera. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is based on the Hyundai i20 SE. Also Read: Hyundai to rename ‘i’ models The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is priced from £12,975 (INR 11.33 lakhs) and will reach UK showrooms this month. Exterior colour choices include Polar White, Aqua Sparkling, Sleek Silver, Stardust Grey, Phantom Black and Red Passion. Hyundai i20 GO! – Image Gallery [...]
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<i>Ganja</i> meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka seized, one arrested
One person was arrested and 40 kg of narcotic sustance cannabis (ganja) was seized in Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram area on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, a team of customs officials seized ganja worth Rs 10 lakh and arrested a man from [...]
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DIY generation: No Child's Play
In 2007, on a rainy night in her village, as children poured out of homes to save a girl targeted by traffickers for the second time, Anoyara, just 14, wished to join in. [...]
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Modi wishes nation on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayan, Magh Bihu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished the entire nation on Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Uttarayan, Magh Bihu. In a series of tweets, Prime Minister's official handle posted picture messages for each festival: Meanwhile, more than [...]
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NHS admits doctors may be using tools made by children in Pakistan
Closer scrutiny demanded as NHS supplier concedes surgical instruments in routine use could be product of child labourChildren as young as 12 are making surgical instruments in hazardous conditions in Pakistan, prompting fears that the tools could be used in the NHS, the Guardian has discovered.In Sialkot, Punjab, where 99% of Pakistan’s surgical instrument production is centred, illegal child labour was witnessed in at least a dozen small workshops. Continue reading... [...]
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Budget 2018: Post-Gujarat poll, Modi govt's focus remains on farmers, youth and poor
Budget 2018: Post-Gujarat poll, Modi govt's focus remains on farmers, youth and poor [...]
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Apple users spending more on App Store, buying lesser iPhones
  Apple has released its performance report for Q3 2016, and the results are much better than initial expectations. They aren’t entirely drop dead gorgeous, but after the second quarter results ca... [...]
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As Rajnath Singh leaves for Islamabad, hopes for another window of opportunity
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) greeted by his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after Modi took the oath of office at the presidential palace in New Delhi on May 26, 2014. (Source: Reuters [...]
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Indian state must end its violence in Kashmir | Letters
We are deeply concerned about the armed violence perpetrated by the Indian state through its 700,000 security forces on civilians in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir since 8 July (India is blinding young Kashmiri protesters – and no one will face justice, theguardian.com, 18 July). The death toll is nearly at 60; toddlers and teenagers have been injured alongside more than 3,500 civilians in a critical condition.After the killing of popular 21-year-old rebel commander Burhan Wani, Indian forces attacked unarmed mourners and protesters with guns, pellet guns and tear gas (Report, 12 July). A complete lockdown and curfew in Kashmir since then allowed Indian forces to shut down mobile and internet services (Report, 20 July) and the Kashmiri press was banned for some days. The humanitarian crisis unfolding in Kashmir is only the most recent in the three decades of militarisation since the 1990s. The current protests, and those in the three bloody summers of 2008-10, reflect the resilience of the Kashmiri people and their demand for the right to self-determination guaranteed by UN resolutions and promised by the Indian parliament in 1948. Continue reading... [...]
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NSA Doval meets Chinese official Jiechi ahead of Sushma Swaraj’s Beijing visit
National Security Adviser, Ajit Doval met with top Chinese diplomat Yang Jeichi in Shaghai ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Qingdao for a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. The NSA's meet was bilateral and not part [...]
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Video shows Chinese authorities knew about incursion in Arunachal Pradesh
India Today has obtained video evidence that shows that the Chinese incursion in Tuting sector happened with the full knowledge of Chinese authorities. [...]
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Hyderabad Hunters claim maiden title in PBL 3
Hyderabad Hunters overcame a fighting Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 in a thrilling summit clash to claim their maiden title at the third Premier Badminton League (PBL) here tonight. [...]
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Glass, half full: Doppio, South Mumbai’s new brasserie, is worth a visit for its drinks menu, even if the rest evokes a sense of deja vu
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Patna: Youth shoots himself dead, live-streams video to girlfriend on WhatsApp
In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old shot himself dead and live-streamed his suicide to his girlfriend on a WhatsApp video call in Bihar's Patna city. The youth shot himself in the head on Monday. Akash Kumar used a country-made semi-automatic pistol to kill himself, The Times of India reported. According to police sources, the incident happened at around 3 am when Akash was at his residence chatting with his girlfriend. Police recovered a 9mm country-made pistol, a loaded magazine, a pellet and the phone through which he was chatting, TOI reported. "The girl told police that Akash cocked pistol at the live video chat in which she asked him to remove the pistol and take out the magazine," police told the publication. Akash, who had failed in the intermediate examination in 2017, was under pressure to end his relationship with the girl, who is a class IX student. According to reports, Akash's father, Sanjay Kumar Rai, was against his relationship with the girl because of her father's criminal background. He was even putting pressure on Akash to get married soon to another girl. Akash was emotionally hurt and told the girl that his parents scolded him. On Monday, he requested his girlfriend to make a video call so that he could see her for one last time. "Keeping the cellphone on his legs covered with a blanket, the youth shot himself while resting on his back on the bed," sources said. The girl immediately called his cousin Chandan Kumar after he stopped responding to the call. "Chandan somehow gained entry through terrace at 5 am after which the police were informed," police said. His father has filed a police complaint against an unknown person for killing his son. "The youth's father Sanjay Kumar Rai, a property dealer, however, has lodged an FIR against unknown persons for killing his son which is highly impossible looking at the locked door from inside," Beur police station SHO Alok Kumar told TOI. [...]
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Rahul to communicate with grassroots workers ahead of elections in Rajasthan
New Delhi, February 25: Ahead of the assembly polls, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and AICC mandarins are all set to directly communicate with party grassroots workers in Rajasthan in a bid to strengthen the state unit. Christened as "Shakti", [...]
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New Nissan Z sportscar to create new V6 Nismo model
The Japanese carmaker is expected to be show the new sportscar in coupé guise before the end of next year, around 50 years after the original Z car arrived here. Nissan design boss Alfonso Albaisa said that he was in favour of a new Z car to replace the 370Z, in a conversation with our sister publication, Autocar UK, last year. He said the sports car market was a challenging one but was “personally advocating” a new Z car. The forthcoming model is known internally as the Z35 – a codename that continues a process started with the Z31 model launched in 1983. Senior officials from Nissan say that it has been paired with the next Infiniti Q60, with which it will share its rear-wheel-drive platform, engine line-up and electric system. Dimensionally, the new Z car is set to mirror the more upmarket Q60. At about 4,520mm long, 1,890mm wide and 1,240mm tall, it will be slightly larger than the 370Z. In addition to its coupé version, Nissan plans a successor to the 370Z Roadster – although this model is unlikely to arrive in showrooms until 2021. Power for the new coupé and convertible, which insiders suggest could be called the 400Z, is planned to come from Nissan’s twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine used in a number of existing models, including Infiniti's Q50 and Q60. In standard versions of the new Z car, the engine – which has a 60deg vee angle – is expected to run a similar state of tune to that of the Q60, which develops 405hp and 475Nm of torque. By comparison, the outgoing 370Z has a turbocharged 3.7-litre V6 powerplant that delivers 328hp and 364Nm. The highlight of the new Z-car line-up is set to be a four-wheel-drive Nismo version. Due to arrive in 2021, this is earmarked to run a powered-up version of the turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine with a claimed 482hp and 612Nm. It has been understood that Nissan intends to reveal the styling of the new Z car in concept form at the 2018 Tokyo motor show in October. The definitive production version is then planned to be unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles motor show. Future generations of the Z model are understood to have been in doubt because of struggling profitability in the sports car segment. Honda has admitted a similar quandary about an S2000 replacement and Toyota and BMW have teamed up in order to cut costs in the creation of their respective forthcoming Supra and Z4 sports cars.   [...]
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Star Trek Beyond movie review: Nobody is asking important questions
Star Trek Beyond movie review: The film doesn’t bother explaining why the universe across planets may be after it. Not that anyone is asking that question, for Star Trek Beyond is much [...]
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Three minors arrested for molesting a pregnant Myanmar refugee in Delhi
A pregnant refugee from Myanmar was sexually assaulted by three minors in Dabari area of southwest Delhi. The victim and her husband were later attacked using bricks. [...]
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Pakistan: dozens dead as bomb hits mourners at Quetta hospital
Explosion, reportedly killing at least 67, occurred as body of prominent lawyer, Bilal Kasi, arrived at hospital after he was shotAt least 67 people have been killed and another 100 injured after a suicide bomb packed with ball-bearings tore through a crowded state-run hospital in the Pakistani city of Quetta, the capital of a region ravaged by insurgency and sectarian tensions.Witnesses described horrific scenes as victims cried out for help, and survivors scrambled to flee past bodies lying scattered in the smoke-filled corridors . Continue reading... [...]
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Identity Of Places
Mamata Banerjee government want to change the Kolkata to Bengal or Banga. Changing place names is not unknown in human history. In India, more recently, the renaming of places, citi [...]
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Lephone W2
  It’s hard reviewing a phone like the Lephone W2, where every criticism of the phone can be assuaged with one sentence, “what are you expecting for the price?" Now I know exactly how m... [...]
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Two bike-borne assailants gun down school bus driver, abduct kid
Two unidentified bike borne assailants stopped a school bus, shoot driver and kidnap a student in Delhi's Dilshad Garden on Friday. It is still not clear what was the reason behind the kidnapping. Efforts are on to kidnap the [...]
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India Today Tourism Awards: Talking about the riveting travel destinations of India
India Today Tourism Awards: Talking about the riveting travel destinations of India [...]
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Rapoo VPRO V510
  Another company is targeting the budget gaming market in India with its entry-level mechanical keyboard. Rapoo has been known for selling peripherals, mostly mice and keyboards, for quite some time. L... [...]
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In crowded terror market, new outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India is born
Adding to the already crowded terror market in India, three Bangladeshis have set up the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India. This was set up by Salahuddin Salehin and Jahidul Islam alias Bomaru Mizan. In an interview given by Salehin, the announcement to [...]
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