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PM Modi rebukes Rahul for Rafale deal allegations, says stop making childish statements
New Delhi, July 20: Congress President Rahul Gandhi today accused the government of "lying" to the nation on the issue of sharing details of the Rafale jet deal which was rejected strongly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling the charges "distortion [...]
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Opposition exposes itself as unity among them a far cry!
New Delhi, July 21: No confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government at the Center was defeated by the voice without any voting taking place. But the entire exercise not only lacked lack of coordination among the Opposition political parties but [...]
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Denis Ten: Olympic figure skater who won bronze stabbed to death
Athlete won Kazakhstan’s first-ever Olympic skating medal25-year-old was killed during an attempted robberyDenis Ten, the first Kazakh figure-skater to win an Olympic medal, has been killed at the age of 25.Kazakh news agency Kazinform reported that Ten died after being stabbed as two men attempted to steal his car mirrors in the country’s largest city, Almaty. He was taken to hospital but died around 3pm local time on Thursday. Kazakh authorities say they are treating his death as murder.The news of @Tenis_Den ‘s murder hits especially hard for me since I used to train with him. His commitment to his training was something I always admired. It’s hard to believe he is no longer with us and that he’ll no longer be able to share his talents with us. Continue reading... [...]
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No-confidence motion: BJP sends out a loud message to NDA
New Delhi, July 20: For the BJP, the no-confidence is about everything, but the numbers. It has the support of over 300 MPs and individually, it boasts of 273 members in Parliament. The BJP would look to show case its government [...]
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India U19 beat Sri Lanka U19 by an innings and 21 runs in 1st Youth Test
Ayush Badoni (185*) and Mohit Jangra (5/72) dominated the hosts to the hand India U19 a 1-0 lead in the two-match Youth Test series.      [...]
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World Squash Federation backs India on security at Junior Championship
According to a media report, Switzerland's top junior girls' squash player, Ambre Allinckx, was not permitted by her parents to take part in the tournament because of safety concerns. [...]
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo accepts punishment in tax evasion case
Star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted the punishment of a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of 12.1 million pounds in a tax evasion case in which he was found guilty by the Spanish authorities, Sports24 reported. [...]
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WhatsApp to limit message forwarding after India mob lynchings
Facebook-owned messaging service wants to crack down on viral spread of hateful misinformationWhatsApps users will only be able to forward messages to 20 people, as the Facebook-owned messaging service attempts to crack down on the viral spread of hateful misinformation.In India, where false rumours about child abduction spread virally over WhatsApp, leading to several vigilante murders over the past year, the new limit will be even stricter: each message can be forwarded just five times. In that country, where according to Facebook “people forward more messages, photos, and videos than any other country in the world”, WhatsApp is also removing the “quick forward” feature, a button that appears next to photos, videos and links. The previous forwarding cap, rarely hit by users, was more than 250. Continue reading... [...]
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Now you can forward messages only to 5 friends on WhatsApp
New Delhi, July 20: Facebook-owned WhatsApp has said that it will launch a test to limit forwarded messages for all users. The instant messaging platform also said it will test a lower limit of five chats at once and remove the [...]
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#KyaHuaTeraVaada: Ahead of no-confidence motion, critics remind Modi of his 'unfulfilled promises’
New Delhi, July 20: We are living in interesting times. Every political debate has a social media connection. Why not? After all, all political parties have mastered the art of using social media platforms to their own benefits. Hours ahead of the [...]
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Denis Ten in action: figure skater who won Olympic bronze – video
Kazakhstan's first-ever Olympic skating medalist Denis Ten has died. The 25-year-old was killed during an attempted robbery in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Ten won a bronze at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and acquired podium finishes in both the 2013 & 2015 world championships. At Pyeongchang earlier this year he finished 27th, after struggling with injuries throughout the season. Here are some clips of Denis Ten in action Continue reading... [...]
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War between morality and majority: TDP MP Jaydev Galla
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP Jayadev Galla moved Motion of No Confidence against the Modi government in Parlaiment on Thursday. Guntur MP Jayadev Galla said it is a war against the injustice meted out to the people of Andhra Pradesh. {image-jaydev-galla-1532066938.jpg [...]
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Australia imports $12bn worth of goods at risk of being made by slaves – report
Electronics, clothes, fish, cocoa and even trafficked human organs at risk of being a product of modern slavery, Global Slavery Index reveals Australia imports nearly US$12bn worth of goods “at risk” of being made using slavery each year, including more than $6bn in computer products and $4bn in garments from China, as well as fish, cocoa and even human organs from around the world, the latest Global Slavery Index reports. The estimated number of slaves in Australia has more than trebled – from 4,300 to 15,000 – not a reflection of an increase in the number of people enslaved in the country but rather a more sophisticated measurement of the size of the global problem. Related: Modern slavery laws must fully decriminalise sex work, advocates say Continue reading... [...]
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Lok Sabha passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill
New Delhi, July 19: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018, which is aimed at strengthening the laws dealing with loan defaulters who flee the country. The bill will replace the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance which [...]
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Case registered against Delhi-based singer after rape complaint
New Delhi, July 19: A Case has been registered against singer Amandeep Singh after a Delhi-based girl alleged that he raped her on the pretext of marriage and providing a job. The girl's complainant has been recorded and her [...]
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2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650 to launch next month
Shortly after the launch of the GSX-S750 and Burgman Street, Suzuki is gearing up to launch yet another motorcycle in India. August 2018 will see the launch of the company’s mid-size adventure motorcycle – the Suzuki V-Strom 650. Interestingly, India will likely only get the adventure-focused XT variant of the V-Strom 650. We expect it to be priced between Rs 7.5-7.7 lakh (ex-showroom). The V-Strom will be the third motorcycle from the bike maker to be locally assembled, after the Hayabusa and the recently launched GSX-S750. Internationally, the V-Strom adventure tourer is offered in two variants – the standard V-Strom, which is a more road-biased motorcycle, and the off-road-specific V-Strom XT, the version that is expected to be sold in India. The styling of the V-Strom XT is inspired by its larger sibling, the V-Strom 1000. The smaller engine motorcycle gets premium anodized wire-spoke rims shod with Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A40 tubeless tyres. The twin-spar alloy frame is suspended on a conventional telescopic fork at the front and a monoshock with rebound adjustment and a remote preload adjuster at the rear. The seat height of the V-Strom 650 XT is 835mm, as opposed to the 840mm of the its main rival, the Kawasaki Versys 650. The Suzuki’s fuel tank is quite generous at 20 litres and the motorcycle tips the scales at 216kg (kerb weight). The bike is powered by a 645cc, V-twin engine that makes 71hp and 62Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed grarbox. Meanwhile, the Kawasaki Versys 650’s engine makes 69hp and 64Nm, but also uses a six-speed transmission.  The V-Strom 650 XT gets a three-stage traction control system (two levels and a disengage option). Other features include three-way height adjustable windscreen, Suzuki’s useful Easy Start System and standard ABS (off-road enthusiasts will be disappointed to know that it cannot be disengaged). The Kawasaki Versys 650 retails for Rs 6.69 lakh (ex-showroom), which is significantly cheaper than the expected pricing of the V-Strom 650 XT. However, the Versys 650 sold in India is a more road-oriented model and doesn’t come with the V-Strom's expensive wheels or electronic aids like traction control, which could work to Suzuki’s advantage. Also see: 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT showcased at the Auto Expo Suzuki Motorcycle at Auto Expo 2018 first look video [...]
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Buses to stay off roads in Maharashtra to protest rising maintenance costs
Buses to stay off roads in Maharashtra to protest rising maintenance costs [...]
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IAF pilot who died in crash was flying jet that should have been decommissioned
IAF pilot who died in crash was flying jet that should have been decommissioned [...]
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Suresh Soni and Krishna Gopal to coordinate with organisation, government
New Delhi, July 19: Now, there will be two persons from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to coordinate with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on issues related to both the organisation. Sahkaryawah (joint general secretary) of the RSS Suresh [...]
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BJP president discusses strategy to deal with no-confidence motion with party colleges
New Delhi, July 19: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has discussed the floor management of the Lok Sabha for the no-confidence motion brought in against the National Democratic government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by the Telugu Desam [...]
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Poet and lyricist Gopaldas Neeraj passes away
New Delhi, July 19: Doyen of Hindi poetry Gopal Das Neeraj passed away at the AIIMS trauma centre on Thursday. He was 93. A Padma Bhushan awardee, Neeraj had suffered a head injury in a fall at his house [...]
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Atharwa Taide, Ayush Badoni tons power India U-19 vs Sri Lanka in Youth Test
Atharwa Taide (113) and Ayush Badoni (107) slammed individual centuries to put India U-19 team in driver's seat on the second day of the four-day first Youth Test at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground here today. [...]
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Pune school student bags two medals at 14th Asian School Chess Championship
 City boy Akshay Borgaonkar bagged two medals - a gold and a silver -- at the recently concluded 14th Asian School Chess Championship in Sri Lanka in the under-9 years group. [...]
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Asian Games 2018: Handball Federation of India 'relieved' after inclusion of men's team
Secretary of Handball Federation of India (HFI) Anandeshwar Pandey on Wednesday said that were relieved as the decision of including the men`s team for the 2018 Asian Games was in their favour. [...]
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Indian state to employ eunuchs as guards at care homes after spate of sexual assaults
Audit of more than 100 safe houses in Bihar state accused operators of systematically abusing girls being housed there A state government in eastern India says it will start employing transgender people and eunuchs as security guards in girls’ and women’s care homes after a spate of widely reported sexual assaults at the centres. Related: India: 17 men charged with raping 12-year-old girl over months Continue reading... [...]
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US watchdog uncovers violence against pro-union workers at Indian factory
Shahi Exports, which makes clothes for top brands such as H&M and Benetton, accused by Worker Rights ConsortiumAt Shahi Exports, India’s largest apparel exporter, several union supporters were this spring circulating a petition that asked management to provide cleaner water and increase pay. Shahi managers responded, an independent monitoring group found, by making death threats to several pro-union workers and directing other employees to beat them. Related: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7bn over talc cancer claims If we had left it to the brands, the union would be dead, its leaders blacklisted, the workforce terrorized into silence Related: M&S one of UK retailers yet to renew safety deal in Bangladesh factories Continue reading... [...]
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Over 1,600 passengers died on trains in past 3 years says minister
New Delhi, July 19: Over 1,600 passengers died on board trains in the past three years, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said in the Lok Sabha. Gohain said 1,678 on board fatalities were reported in the last [...]
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Will back no-confidence vote in interest of opposition unity says Mamata Banerjee
Oneindia, July 19: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) was supporting the no-confidence motion against the BJP government at the Centre in the greater interest of the opposition unity. The party has issued a [...]
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