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Ajit Wadekar: Man who made Indian captaincy coveted
If Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi brought princely demeanour to leadership in the swinging 60's, Ajit Wadekar added a dash of middle-class stubbornness during the heady days of early 70's. An astute thinker of the game with copybook technique of the famed 'Bombay School of Batsmanship', Wadekar was more than just the captain, who led India to twin series victories in England and the West Indies in 1971. [...]
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Witnesses describe deadly suicide attack on Kabul education centre – video
In the aftermath of a suicide attack on a Kabul education centre, which killed at least 48 people, witnesses spoke of the long wait for emergency services to help with the victims of the blast. There was no immediate claim of responsibility and the Taliban denied involvementSuicide bomber kills 48 after targeting Kabul education centre Continue reading... [...]
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Madhya Pradesh: Eight swept away in flash flood in Shivpuri
Shivpuri (MP), Aug 15: At least eight merrymakers were swept away while bathing in Sultangarh Waterfall in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh today, police said. Over 40 others are stranded as of tonight, they said. "Eight persons have been [...]
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Congress mocks BJP over video of tricolour falling at party HQ
New Delhi, Aug 15: The Congress on Wednesday took a swipe at the BJP after the tricolour at the saffron party's headquarters fell on the ground when Amit Shah was unfurling it, questioning how they planned to manage the country when [...]
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India gifts 30 ambulance to Nepal on Independence Day
Kathmandu, Aug 15: India gifted 30 ambulances and six buses to Nepalese hospitals, charitable organisations and educational institutions on the occasion of its 72nd Independence Day. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over keys of the vehicles [...]
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Easy to criticise system, but difficult to transform: CJI Dipak Misra
New Delhi, Aug 15: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has called for constructive steps to improve institutions. CJI Dipak Misra was addressing Supreme Court Bar Association on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day in New Delhi. [Read more: [...]
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Chinese transgression in Ladakh: Activity not unusual say sources
New Delhi, Aug 15: A year after the Doklam standoff, there has now been Chinese activity reported in Ladakh. A group of Chinese Army personnel intruded around 300 metres into the Demchok area in eastern Ladakh and pitched four [...]
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Indian reunites with family after spending 36 years in Pakistan prison
Jaipur, Aug 15: An emotional moment for Jaipur-based family as their family member, who was thought to be dead, reunited with them after 36 years. Jaipur resident Gajanand Sharma who had disappeared from his village Fatehram Ka Tibba in 1982 was [...]
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Alonso will not compete in F1 next year
McLaren Racing has confirmed that Fernando Alonso won’t be racing in Formula 1 next year. With a career spanning 17 years, the two-time F1 world champion has amassed 32 wins, 22 pole positions and 97 podiums to date. “After 17 wonderful years in this amazing sport, it’s time for me to make a change and move on. I have enjoyed every single minute of those incredible seasons and I cannot thank enough the people who have contributed to make them all so special,” said Alonso. “There are still several grands prix to go this season, and I will take part in them with more commitment and passion than ever. Let’s see what the future brings; new exciting challenges are around the corner. I’m having one of the happiest times ever in my life but I need to go on exploring new adventures.” Alonso’s future in the sport had been in doubt amid frustration over an uncompetitive second stint with McLaren. However, he hasn’t ruled out returning to race for the team in the future.  “I know they (McLaren) will come back stronger and better in the future and it could be the right moment for me to be back in the series; that would make me really happy,” said Alonso. The Spanish driver is committed to competing in the 2018-19 World Endurance Championship super season with the works Toyota team, having won the 2018 Le Mans 24 Hours at his first attempt earlier this year. He hasn’t announced whether he will be competing in any other series next year, but he has been linked to a full-time IndyCar drive. With two Monaco GP wins under his belt, Alonso's Le Mans victory leaves just the Indianapolis 500 unconquered in his bid for motorsport's unofficial 'triple crown'. He was allowed to miss the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix to make his Indianapolis 500 debut, and he challenged for victory in the race before retiring. [...]
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Mahindra Marazzo interior revealed
Mahindra has been drip-feeding us little tidbits and teasers of the Marazzo MPV in the build up to its launch. The dashboard was revealed a few days ago, and now, the company has revealed the interior in full, showcasing the seating options that will be on offer on the Marazzo MPV. Unsurprisingly, the seven-seat variant gets captain seats for the second row, while the eight-seater Marazzo gets a bench seat. To access the last row, the captain seats on the seven-seater can be flipped forward, and the same goes for the eight-seat Marazzo, as its foldable bench has a 40:20:40 split. The images also hint at the boot space on offer, and though it doesn’t look like there’ll be a lot of it with all three rows up, folding the third row should free up plenty of room for luggage. Remember, Mahindra has stated the Marazzo has the biggest footprint of any of its products, and that has been done to maximise cabin space. As we’d shown you before, the Marazzogets a black-and-beige T-shape dashboard with faux aluminium inserts, leatherette seat upholstery, a 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, automatic climate control andAC vents for all three rows. The Marazzo is the first Mahindra passenger vehicle to be co-developed by its Research Valley, in Chennai, and its North American Technical Centre. Expected to make its debut on the Marazzo is a new, 1.5-litre diesel engine putting out around 121hp and 300Nm of torque. A six-speed manual will be the only gearbox available initially. All variants are expected to get airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors as standard. Scheduled to launch in the run up to Diwali, the Marazzo will slot in between the incoming second-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Toyota Innova Crysta. Think the Marazzo’s interior looks promising? Let us know in the comments. Also read U321 MPV officially named Mahindra Marazzo [...]
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Bomb exlpodes in Bihar home, four children severely injured
Bomb exlpodes in Bihar home, four children severely injured [...]
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How close is Isro to achieving man-in-space dream?
How close is Isro to achieving man-in-space dream? [...]
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Stolen Buddha statue to return to India after being found in UK
Twelfth-century sculpture missing for almost 60 years was spotted at antiques fairA 12th-century statue of Buddha stolen from India nearly 60 years ago is to be returned to the country after it was discovered at a trade fair in the UK.The bronze sculpture was one of 14 statues ransacked from the Archaeological Museum in Nalanda, eastern India, in 1961. Continue reading... [...]
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Anandiben Patel takes oath as Governor of Chhattisgarh
Raipur, Aug 15: Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, who has been given the additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the death of governor Balramji Dass Tandon, was sworn in at a ceremony. Chhattisgarh High Court Chief Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi [...]
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Kerala rains: KSRTC suspends services from Bengaluru to Kannanur, Kozhikode and Kasaragod
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15: Torrential rains continued to wreak havoc in many parts of flood-ravaged Kerala on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the operations at Cochin International Airport have been suspended till Saturday 2 pm after flood water submerged the runway. The weather station near [...]
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Govt does not support lynching and hate speeches: Gadkari
New Delhi, Aug 14: Under attack over incidents of lynching, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said the government was not in support of such "despicable" acts or hate speeches by party leaders against minorities as he dismissed suggestions that it [...]
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IT dept wrongly calculated tax liability: Sonia tells Delhi HC
New Delhi, Aug 14: Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi today told the Delhi High Court that the tax department has "wrongly invoked and applied" the formula for calculating her tax liability after reopening her assessment for the year 2011-12. [...]
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Fernando Alonso to retire from F1 at end of the season after 17 years
The 37-year-old Spaniard is competing in his 17th Formula One season [...]
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Rupee falls to 70-mark: FinMin allays concern, Congress attacks govt
Mumbai, Aug 14: The rupee today breached the historic low of 70-mark against the US dollar before recovering at close on possible RBI intervention, even as the government put up a brave face saying there should be no concern as the [...]
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Rahul Gandhi playing with faith of thousands of hindus: BJP
New Delhi, Aug 14: The BJP accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi today of "humiliating" the Hindus with his reported comments that he does not believe in any kind of Hindutva. Quoting some media reports on the Congress president's interaction with [...]
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BJP may propose polls along with those in US, Russia: Sena
Mumbai, Aug 14: Taking potshots at the BJP on the 'One Nation One Poll' proposal, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said it "may even propose to hold the elections simultaneously with those in the US and Russia." Sena's Rajya Sabha [...]
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Facebook buys rights to show La Liga games in India
Company signs exclusive three-year agreement to screen all 380 Spanish top-flight football matches across south Asia Facebook has bought the rights to show Spanish top-flight football in the Indian subcontinent in the latest move by a US technology company into sports rights.The company has signed an exclusive agreement to show La Liga games featuring Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and other stars for the next three years. The deal will allow Facebook to show all 380 matches for the new season, which starts on Friday, to users in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Related: The inside story of Facebook’s biggest setback | Rahul Bhatia Continue reading... [...]
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Modi’s Independence Day speech: Emphasis on poor to be prime focus
New Delhi, Aug 14: This would be Prime Minister, Narendra Modi's last Independence Day speech before he faces elections in 2019. All eyes would be on the address from Red Fort. Sources tell OneIndia that the speech tomorrow would [...]
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New Polaris Experience Zone inaugurated in Pune
Polaris India has inaugurated its 83rd Polaris Experience Zone (PEZ) in the country in Pune. Spread over an area of 100 acres, the off-road adventure track was opened in Sunny’s World at the Tiger’s Eye Adventure, which Polaris India says is the country’s largest adventure resort that has more than 100 activities. The track was inaugurated by Polaris India MD and country head, Pankaj Dubey, along with Sunny Nimhan and Vinayak Nimhan, who are the owners of Sunny’s World. Customers and adventure sports enthusiasts can experience a raft of Polaris’ adventure vehicles on the dirt track, which consists of specially designed obstacles like a slush pit, humps and jumps, and bits made from sand and stone. Trainers are also available for those who would like to learn how to handle the variety of off-roading scenarios. Speaking on the occasion, Pankaj Dubey said, “This reflects that the off-roading culture in India is at a rising trend and we are geared up to provide an unmatched experience to adventure sports enthusiasts.” Also see: Polaris Sportsman 500 HO, RZR 800 ATV review Polaris displays off-road ambulance Polaris reveals Slingshot tricycle Polaris India off-road vehicle range displayed at Defexpo 2016 [...]
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New EV charging point set up by Magenta Power
Renewable energy solutions service provider, Magenta Power, has set up an EV charging station at Hotel Center Point in Lonavala, creating India’s first EV charging corridor through the ChargeIn network on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. In the next phase, the network will then be extended to Bengaluru and Mysuru (through the NH4), allowing electric vehicle users to travel across this stretch in their EV. ChargeIn will be a fully integrated network of charging points including AC and DC chargers and all the ChargeIn points will be connected via a network for central monitoring and control. It will be an open platform for all EV charging stations. Existing owners of charging stations will have the option to join the ChargeIn network and support this community. Initially, some of the charging stations will have a fully automated payment system so that users can charge the vehicles using an online OTP based payment system via the ChargeIn app. This payment system will be deployed to all the charging stations in a phased manner. Commenting on the announcement, Maxson Lewis, the CEO and managing director of Magenta Power, mentioned that ChargeIn, the app solution provider, plans to encompass charging stations for two-wheelers, three-wheelers, passenger vehicles and bus fleets. He believes that while this network of charging stations will open up the ‘electric highways’ in India, it will also provide a unique employment opportunity for charging station owners who can man and support the stations. He also mentioned that Magenta Power understands the challenges with setting up and operating EV charging stations in India given the local context and issues and is prepared with technological and ground level solutions. Magenta Power is certain that this initiative will encourage OEMs like Mahindra and Tata to deploy more EVs on Indian roads. The company had installed India’s first solar-based EV charging station in Navi Mumbai recently. [...]
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Army jawan Aurangzeb gets Shaurya Chakra posthumously
Army jawan Aurangzeb gets Shaurya Chakra posthumously [...]
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Crows recruited to pick up trash in Paris amusement park
Crows recruited to pick up trash in Paris amusement park [...]
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Modi’s Independence Day speech to be live-streamed on YouTube
New Delhi, Aug 14: Public broadcaster, Prasad Bharti has tied up with Google and video sharing site, YouTube to live stream the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day. The move is aimed at reaching out to the digital [...]
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