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August 6, 1976, Forty Years Ago: Assam Floods
A look at The Indian Express front page 40 years ago. Assam is in the grip of the fourth wave of floods, after a 10-day dry spell. This time the wrath of the floods is directed at t [...]
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Disappearances spark fears of crackdown on leftwing dissent in Pakistan
Four prominent online campaigners with anti-military views believed abducted since FridayFour social media activists with outspoken, secular and anti-military views have gone missing in Pakistan in recent days, sparking fears of a crackdown on leftwing dissenters.Pakistan’s intelligence agencies have a history of illegal detentions and of not notifying relatives about where they are or why they are being held. However, such “forced disappearances” are usually directed against those suspected of involvement in terrorism or violent separatism. Continue reading... [...]
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Uttar Pradesh assembly election: 65 per cent voting in second phase
The districts which went for polls in the second phase were Bijnor, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Bareilly, Amroha, Pilibhit, Kheri, Shahjahanpur and Badaun. [...]
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‘Alarming’ number of child deaths push Afghan casualties to record high
Victims include 1,509 children – a third of the total – a grim indicator of growing insecurity as Taliban step up insurgencyCivilian casualties in Afghanistan reached a record high in the first half of 2016, the UN has said, with children in particular paying a heavy price as insurgent groups stepped up the fighting.The UN report, which comes two days after the deadliest attack in Kabul since 2001, cited ground combat between militants and Nato-backed Afghan forces as the leading cause of casualties. Related: Does bloody bombing in Kabul signal change of tactics for Islamic State? Continue reading... [...]
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Dubai food festival to showcase Kerala’s cuisines
The festival which will start on Friday will witness the presence of over 26 celebrity chefs including Indian Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Kerala’s rich culture and cuisines will be s [...]
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Odisha CM lying about Mahanadi water issue: Congress
Bhubaneswar, Aug 11: Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Narasingh Mishra on Thursday criticised the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government in Odisha for "its double standards" on the Mahanadi water issue.The Congress leader said the state government knew about the [...]
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LeEco Le 2s leaks point to 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 821 SoC
  LeEco might be preparing to launch an upgraded variant of the Le 2 smartphone. However, if reports are to be believed, the new phone might be able to blow other flagship devices out of the water (at l... [...]
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PCB chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq indirectly advices Misbah-ul-Haq to step down from captaincy
Inzamam advised that best man for the job is one who can lead team all three formats. [...]
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India weighs up the return on cash handouts for the poorest
Arvind Subramanian, India’s chief economic adviser, is backing plans for a universal basic income scheme that could transform poverty rates “No power on earth can stop an idea whose time has come,” the former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh famously said in 1991, alluding to Victor Hugo, as he announced the market reforms that are credited with improving the lives of hundreds of millions of Indians. Last week, India’s chief economic adviser used the same language to laud a policy that promises to shrink poverty rates even further. Related: Women bear the brunt as finances and families are undone by India's cash crisis Continue reading... [...]
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Winter is coming: Just add these food items to your diet
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Yasin Bhatkal not kept in solitary confinement, court told
New Delhi, March 7: The Tihar Central Jail officials on Tuesday told a Delhi court that Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal has not been kept in solitary confinement as there is no such cell in the prison. During in-camera proceedings, the [...]
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Amartya Sen stands 'humiliated and exposed': Economist Jagdish Bhagwati
New Delhi, Mar 17: Globally acclaimed economist Jagdish Bhagwati on Friday said demonetisation will promote growth while Amartya Sen and other experts who denounced it stand 'humiliated and exposed'. "On the effects of demonetisation on growth, I should say [...]
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 now available at limited period discount
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 powered by Intel Core m3 processor is available on Amazon India at Rs 58,890 under special discount offer (Source: Nandagopal Rajan) Microsoft is now offerin [...]
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Next Door Nepal: Chinese checkers
K. P. Oli K. P. Oli’s exit as Nepal’s prime minister when the vote of no-confidence against him is put to vote is a foregone conclusion, but will any one succeed him constitutio [...]
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People run from floods in Nepal – video
Amateur video shot on Tuesday shows floods in Butwal, a village in the the Rupandehi district of Nepal, after flash floods and landslides swept through villages, killing at least 58 people over two days. In Butwal, local residents run away as torrential floodwaters overflow the riverbank and break a flood defence wall Continue reading... [...]
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2nd Test, Day 2: Virat Kohli & Co in driver's seat after Lokesh Rahul's brilliant 158 vs West Indies
India scored 358 at the loss of five wickets at the end of Day 2 of the second Test against West Indies. [...]
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Healing touch: Retired Army doctor finds new ways to treat common ailments
A retired colonel has innovated techniques for treating 25 common chronic human ailments.  A retired colonel of the Indian army, who served as a medical expert in the Kargil area, [...]
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Railways offers platforms for setting up over 2,000 ATMs
Eyeing about Rs 2,000 crore annually from non-tariff sources, Railways is all set to reach out to big names from the advertising world for spaces in train [...]
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Indian-origin voters played decisive role in UK polls: Survey
Indian-origin voters in the UK played a decisive role in Prime Minister David Cameron-led Conservatives winning the elections, with one million ethnic minority votes going in his favour, a post-poll survey said. The Conservatives won a majority as a resul [...]
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The CGST Bill with amendments passed in Lok Sabha
New Delhi, March 29: Lok Sabha passed on Wednesday the CGST Bill with amendments. All four bills related to GST passed in Lok Sabha. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had called for a vote on clause by clause voting on GST [...]
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Popslate 2 case brings a second screen to the rear of your iPhone
Popslate 2 has a 5-inch screen that also acts as an e-reader and has an integrated battery pack. Popslate has launched its second E ink iPhone case called Popslate 2. The iphone cas [...]
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How a marriage bureau became a front for conversions and radicalisation
Bengaluru, July 25: Was a marriage bureau used as a platform to convert people and lure them to join the ISIS? Investigators believe that a marriage bureau, run by Rizwan Khan was indulging in the same. Two persons- Rizwan Khan and [...]
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Airlines have 'right to reject' passengers: Former aviation minister
New Delhi, Apr 6: Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel on Thursday said airlines have a 'right to reject' passengers, as he wondered over the delay in action on an FIR against Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for assaulting an Air [...]
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Modi wave delivers capital punishment to Kejriwal: Top 7 takeaways from Delhi MCD election results
With the BJP registering yet another win, this time in Delhi, the Modi wave is here to stay. [...]
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Like me, James Anderson has been more effective in 2nd phase: Sir Richard Hadlee
Sir Richard Hadlee heaped praise on New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and predicted that he will go onto become the “best ever batsman” to have emerged from the tiny nation. (So [...]
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The Revenant | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX
Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. In a quest to survive, Glass endures unimaginable grief as well as the betrayal of his confidant John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). Guided by sheer will and the love of his family, Glass must navigate a vicious winter in a relentless pursuit to live and find redemption. THE REVENANT is directed and co-written by renowned filmmaker, Academy Award® winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel). The Revenant (2015) 156 min|Adventure, Drama, Thriller|08 Jan 2016 8.0Rating: 8.0 / 10 from 468,222 usersMetascore: 76 A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Director: Alejandro G. IñárrituCreator: Mark L. Smith (screenplay), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (screenplay), Michael Punke (based in part on the novel by)Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter Watch Full Movie: Amazon The post The Revenant | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX appeared first on Masala Moviez. [...]
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MS Dhoni removed as RPS captain: Twitter goes berserk seeing Steve Smith replace Mahi
Under 35-year-old Dhoni`s captaincy, the Pune team finished second last in their debut IPL season in 2016, winning only five games and losing nine. [...]
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