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Task force to probe malnourishment death of tribal infants in Odisha
Odisha government finally formed a task force to investigate the deaths of as many as 19 children due to malnourishment. [...]
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Doctors devise care plan for babies as Zika threat looms in U.S.
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CHICAGO As U.S. public health officials try to determine whether Zika has arrived in the country, doctors are establishing guidelines on how to care for the rising number of babies whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy. Florida this week said it is investigating a case of Zika not related to travel to an area where Zika is active, raising the possibility of local transmission. The post Doctors devise care plan for babies as Zika threat looms in U.S. | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Trump in the spotlight for big Cleveland convention speech
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CLEVELAND Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gets his best chance to date on Thursday night to lay out his rationale for why Americans should choose him over Democrat Hillary Clinton, trying to close out a raucous convention on an upbeat note. Trump, a New York businessman who has never held elective office, needs a strong performance to improve his chances of getting a boost in opinion polls from the four-day Republican National Convention as Democrats prepare for their own, more scripted version next week in Philadelphia. The post Trump in the spotlight for big Cleveland convention speech | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Another milestone for captain marvellous: Virat Kohli completes 3000 Test runs
Playing in his 42nd Test, Kohli took 73 innings to reach the milestone. [...]
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Russian athletics mess: Gloom and anger for athletes due to miss 2016 Rio Olympics
The international sports tribunal rejected an appeal by Russian athletes against a Rio Olympics ban amid mounting pressure for action over state-run doping in Russia. [...]
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Brazil arrests terror group over plot to launch large scale attack at 2016 Rio Olympics
The group, made up of Brazilians, allegedly declared loyalty to the Islamic State organization and discussed buying weapons. [...]
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Opposition sharpens attack against Odisha govt after 19 children die of malnutrition
19 tribal children have lost their lives in past three months due to alleged malnutrition in Jajpur, Odisha The post Opposition sharpens attack against Odisha govt after 19 children die of malnutrition appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Lok Sabha passes NIT Bill, Javadekar pledges quality education for all
The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with the new HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar asserting that the NDA government is committed to ensure "quality education" for all. The post Lok Sabha passes NIT Bill, Javadekar pledges quality education for all appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Parliament session Day 4: From heated discussion on atrocities on Dalits to NIT bill’s passage
The day four of Parliament's Monsoon Session saw the passage of National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Lok Sabha on Thursday. The post Parliament session Day 4: From heated discussion on atrocities on Dalits to NIT bill’s passage appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Time to cut the cords with Windows Phone, Microsoft is doing so
  Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Skype on certain older operating systems, including its own, Windows Phone. The company said that the service will no longer be supported on device... [...]
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Noble Skiodo launches its 4K UHD LED smart TV at Rs. 49,000
  Noble Skiodo has launched its 4K UHD LED smart TV in India at Rs. 49,000. Called the Noble 42KT424KSMN01, features surround sound, built in wifi, and an exclusive sports mode. The TV supports Android... [...]
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Suds and the city: the abandoned bathtubs of Gurgaon – in pictures
As the north Indian city’s real estate market has developed over the years, so has its residents’ dislike of bathing, apparently. Gurgaon resident Namrata Mehta documents the city’s discarded bathtubs on the website Broken Toilets Continue reading... [...]
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Beyond capital
On Tuesday, the government said it was releasing Rs 22,915 crore as the first installment towards capital infusion into 13 state-owned banks to provide liquidity support and also to help them raise funds from the market. Banks weighed down by huge bad loa [...]
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The pliant steward
The job description should perhaps specify, that along with the requisite experience, she/he should have no hesitation to stand up, disagree and point fingers. The United Nations Se [...]
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Noida-based company denies maternity leave to pregnant employee; asks her to resign
Noida, July 21: At a time when the Indian government is making efforts to make the journey of pregnant working women, a smooth one, a Noida-based private company meted out a shocking treatment to one of its pregnant employee. The incident [...]
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Mclaren to reinvent iconic F1 with new GT car
The all-new GT car is expected to be powered by a 700hp plus V8 engine; likely to debut in 2018. [...]
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Compact SUV and pick-up part of Tesla’s updated master plan
The second phase of Tesla’s master plan includes increased autonomy and solar-powered roofs. [...]
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Perodua Bezza gets 4,028 bookings in 5 days, launches tonight – Malaysia
To be offered with two engine options. According to a report on Paultan, the Perodua Bezza, which will have its market launch tonight in Malaysia, has racked up 4,028 bookings within a 5-day span. Among the five available variants, 50 percent of bookings was for the 1.3L Advance variant, 35 percent for the 1.3L Premium variant, while the remaining 15 percent comprised the 1.0L variants. The Perodua Bezza is based on the Perodua Axia’s platform, and shares wheelbase dimension with the hatchback. To recap, the Perodua Bezza will offer two petrol engine options. A 1.0 liter 1KR-VE VVT-i unit develops 67 hp and 91 Nm of torque and is paired to 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions. Next up is a 1.3 liter 1NR-VE Dual VVT-i engine capable of 94 hp and 121 Nm, also available with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Billed as the first sedan for Perodua, the Bezza cost RM 300 million to develop and has 95 percent local content. In recent news, the ASEAN NCAP gave the Bezza a five-star rating for variants equipped with VSC, whereas other models received a four-star rating. Both engine options get 5-MT and 4-AT gearbox options. Also read: 2016 Perodua Myvi 1.5L Advance – In Images The Perodua Bezza is based on the Perodua Axia‘s platform. At the tape, it measures 4,150 mm in length, 1,620 mm in width, 1,510 mm in height, but it shares the 2,455 mm wheelbase with the Axia. At 508 liters, the Bezza has double the trunk capacity of the Axia. Perodua Bezza – Image Gallery [Source: Paultan] [...]
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Walnuts, soybean may prevent diabetes risk
A study showed unsaturated fats like walnuts and soybean can help in reducing blood sugar levels. (Source: File photo) Eating more unsaturated fats like walnuts and soybean in place [...]
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Around 20 per cent elderly population suffering from spinal stenosis
Spinal Stenosis  is very common among overweight people. (File) Around 20 per cent of the elderly Indian population is suffering from spinal stenosis and the figure might increase [...]
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Bobby Jindal slams Republican presidential opponent
“We have men and women in the military who are in the field trying to fight ISIS right now,” said Jindal. Moving closer to a formal announcement of his US presidential b [...]
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Google launches new app for art lovers in India
Google’s Arts & Cultural app will be available for all android and iOS platform Search engine giant Google on Thursday launched a new “Arts & Culture” app [...]
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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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I want to be an achiever: Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra, who is scaling new heights internationally, says she doesn’t want to limit herself and aspires to be an achiever, adding that “there is no luxury of quitting to be an ach [...]
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My father cut me off when I was 18: Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor says her father Anil Kapoor had cut her off when she turned 18. Actress Sonam Kapoor says her father and actor Anil Kapoor had cut her off when she turned 18, compellin [...]
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Food Review:Pizza on my Mind
The interiors of World Pizza Journey. If ever there was a place of reincarnation, it’s probably Hauz Khas Village. Instead of people, restaurants come to be reborn, as is the case [...]
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On the Loose: Food Matters
I recently watched Chocolat again, the endearingly mushy film that suggests if you give yourself up entirely to cocoa, everything will be alright. For those who haven’t seen it, Juliette Binoche’s ethereal beauty is eclipsed by poetic frames of exotic [...]
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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice movie review – Science, faith or fairy tale, nothing can rescue this one
Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice movie review – Cavill and Affleck, who sports grey sideburns to show an aged Batman, have little to do but grimace, straighten their shoulders and fi [...]
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