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Suhaib Ilyasi's mother-in-law hails court verdict
New Delhi, Dec 20: Anju Singh's mother on Wednesday expressed satisfaction over the life term awarded to Suhaib Ilyasi for killing her daughter after a 17-year-long battle. The former TV anchor and producer was awarded the sentence by a Delhi court [...]
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Briton criticised over sculpture of 'terrible' Uzbek dictator Karimov
Paul Day says ‘I go with the flow’ as critics ask if artist’s monument in Moscow square will reflect reality of Karimov’s bloody ruleThe late president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, was widely regarded as one of the most ruthless dictators in recent history. His regime jailed and tortured critics, and massacred hundreds of unarmed protesters in the town of Andijan in 2005.Despite his reputation, a leading British sculptor is working on a memorial in Moscow to Karimov, who died last year after a 27-year rule over Uzbekistan. Related: Islam Karimov obituary Continue reading... [...]
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Jayalalithaa's videos from hospital released ahead of R K Nagar bypoll
A day before the R K Nagar bypoll, TTV Dinakaran has released a video showing Jayalalithaa in the hospital. In a strategically timed move, Dinakaran's team has released the footage to counter suspicion of Jayalalithaa being unconscious throughout her treatment at [...]
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Why was the Jayalalithaa's hospital video released before RK Nagar polls?
Disqualified MLA P.Vetrivel, a TTV Dhinakaran loyalist, on Wednesday released a brief video just a day before before the R K Nagar bypoll, of former chief minister Jayalalithaa in a hospital bed Vetrivel claimed the video was taken when she was [...]
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How Donald Trump's Jerusalem move ruined Christmas in Bethlehem
Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem two weeks ago triggered Palestinian protests which are hurting the Christmas festivities in Bethlehem. [...]
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4 gun-toting men gangrape minor girl and then attend marriage ceremony in Muzaffarnagar
The accused attacked the minor girl as she drew water near her house at dawn. [...]
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Did Virushka invite PM Modi to wedding reception? Looks like it
The couple is believed to have extended an invitation for their wedding reception to the PM, that is scheduled for December 21 (Thursday) in the national capital. [...]
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DIY generation: Class Act
Kashish had come to SBT as a 'vulnerable child' at the tender age of six, referred by a grassroots organisation. [...]
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DIY generation: Driving Change
At 11, he did a project on tiled processors for the Intel IRIS National Science Fair 2013, winning the Sam Pitroda Award for Research and Creativeness. [...]
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DIY generation: At Your Service
HospiLane enables one to specify their requirements, to which suppliers listed with the portal respond. [...]
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DIY generation: Digital Champ
The teams behind the top 10 designs were invited to the MyGov office in New Delhi to make presentations to a jury. [...]
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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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NCA chief Niranjan Shah accuses CoA of usurping BCCI administration
Disappointed by the development, Niranjan Shah wrote a letter to the BCCI and CoA, accusing them of intentionally avoiding calling him for NCA meetings. [...]
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Could your Christmas gift of jewellery be funding genocide? | Hannah Lownsbrough
Luxury brands such as Bulgari must stop buying gems from Myanmar, where the military is committing horrifying acts of violence against the RohingyaAs Christmas approaches, luxury jewellery brands will be preparing themselves for the annual windfall of cash that it brings. But shoppers this year will want to consider their role in propping up the genocide of Rohingya people, and join the tens of thousands of people calling on high-end jewellery retailers to end their relationships with the Burmese military.In early December, 75,000 people signed an online petition calling on Cartier to do just that. Cartier’s response was swift and within days announced it had “decided to stop purchasing gemstones from Myanmar, which will become fully effective as of December 8”. Now other similar companies must follow suit.Almost all of the world’s superior quality jade originates in Myanmar, and 95% of the world’s rubies Related: In the name of humanity, don’t look away from the plight of the Rohingya people | Ian Woolverton Continue reading... [...]
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EC to file FIR against TTV camp for releasing Jayalalithaa's video
The Election Commission of India (EC) on Wednesday to file FIR against the TTV Dhinakaran camp for releasing a video of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the hospital a day before RK Nagar bypolls. The the Chief [...]
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Delhi govt tests anti-smog cannon to fight air pollution
Department of Environment and Delhi Pollution Control Committee tested anti-smog gun near Anand Vihar Bus Station in presence of Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Wednesday. At the time of trial, the AQI stood at 414- 'Hazardous' level. To deal with haze [...]
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Cyclone Ochki: Madras HC seeks status of missing fishermen
Madurai, Dec 19: The Madras High Court today directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to inform it about the fate of 551 fishermen from Kanyakumari region who are reported missing in the aftermath of cyclone Ochki. Issuing [...]
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Government evaluating consumer incentives to support EV industry
In a bid to reach its ambitious target of complete electric mobility by 2030, the Indian government is currently considering offering consumers incentives to purchase and use EVs. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, speaking at the International Conference on Electric Vehicles - Future Roadmap for India in New Delhi, said that the government’s target for electric vehicle use would be conducted through holistic development of the automobile and allied industries, without hindering growth prospects. The automobile and component industry contributes 7.2 percent to India’s total GDP, creates over 30 million jobs and exports almost 25 percent of its total manufacturing. At the conference organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Kant said that the aim is to accelerate the pace of the electric vehicle segment, while ensuring that India maintains its size and scale, its GDP share, employment share, which is possible only if we are able to produce in size and scale. “We will continue to support this movement in a very big way. We will continue to support all OEM and Indian manufacturers. We would like major disruptions to take place in India, we would like interoperable charging systems and we would like to support EVs by a vast range of initiatives like lower road taxes. The government will act as a catalyst to support this entire movement so that the automobile and auto component sector continues to play a very major and significant role in India’s GDP, job creation as well as exports,” said Kant. “As a policy framework this cuts across several departments – Ministry of Road Transport, Power, Heavy Industries – but we in NITI Aayog will continue to coordinate and drive this movement,” he added. Addressing the concerns of the automobile industry, he said, “The change is inevitable but we should do it in a manner where we do not disturb combustion vehicle manufacturing. We should do to size and scale which will enable India to become a centre for manufacturing, battery manufacturing for usage as well as for exports. It is possible to do this in India is because our per capita usage of cars is still very low,” concluded Kant. [...]
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Toyota Gazoo GR Super Sport Concept teased before Tokyo debut
Toyota’s performance arm Gazoo Racing will display a new concept, the GR Super Sport Concept, at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon in January 2018. The road-going model will showcase technology that has been developed by Toyota’s Le Mans programme. The teaser image of the concept shows a sleek race-car-like silhouette, which is expected to feature a hybrid powertrain, similar to the one used on the team’s World Endurance Championship TS050 Hybrid. The WEC racer combines a 2.4-litre V6 petrol engine with electric motors to develop a total of 1,000hp, which is sent to all-four-wheels. The long rear section on the concept suggests the usage of this powertrain, which could be mounted just behind the passengers. The design of the GR Super Sport Concept also seems to be influenced from the LMP1 race car. The GR Super Sport Concept signals the continued efforts by Toyota Gazoo to introduce more road-going high performance cars. The new performance arm will bring the new Supra to international markets next year, followed by the recently revealed Yaris GRMN. In addition, Toyota Gazoo will also showcase an 86 GR, which is based on the GT86 and the Vitz GRMN, which is a limited-run Japan-only hot hatch, at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2018. In a bid to underline its racing heritage, the Japanese brand will also display its range of motorsport models, from its World Rally Championship and World Endurance Championship models, to those that have performed at national rallies and races. Also see: Toyota GR HV Sports concept revealed [...]
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Around 2 lakh complaints on non-functional bio-toilets in trains received: CAG report
New Delhi, Dec 19: A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on Tuesday said that almost two lakh complaints regarding choking, foul smelling and non-functional bio-toilets in trains were received from the public in 2016-2017.  [...]
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Vaibhav Tiwari murder: Two history-sheeters arrested
Two persons were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder of former BJP MLA Prem Prakash Tiwari's son Vaibhav Tiwari. Vaibhav was shot dead on Saturday at the Kasmanda House, barely 300 metres from the Uttar Pradesh Legislature building and [...]
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Kerala: Another RSS worker attacked, condition critical
A group of unidentified persons attacked a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker in Kerala's Kannur region on Tuesday evening. The incident took place in Kathiroor and the condition of the attacked individual is said to be critical. He has been rushed [...]
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Congress corners BJP in Rajya Sabha over collusion with Pakistan claim
Opposition demanded an apology from PM Narendra Modi. PM Modi had alleged Congress's collusion with Pakistan during Gujarat assembly elections. [...]
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PAAS and kapaas pulled BJP down, GST and DeMo were non-issues despite Rahul hype
Hardik Patel-led PAAS in the rural areas and farmers did not favour BJP. They preferred Rahul Gandhi-led Congress. On the other hand, the urban areas solidly backed the BJP, rejecting GST and demonetisation. [...]
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DIY generation: Visual Poetry
Paul has got over 16,000 followers in the two years since she set up ArtWhoring. [...]
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DIY generation: Going Places
Chandela and Jhala launched Lets Trip Cycle Tours in 2015, investing Rs 1.5 lakh from their savings to buy five bicycles. [...]
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DIY generation: Ace of space
The contest was organised by Canada's Idoodle Learning in association with NASA. [...]
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DIY generation: Trash to Treasure
Wanting to do her bit for the planet, Sukhija decided to transform everyday household waste material into statement jewellery. [...]
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