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Watch: Virat Kohli chews gum during national anthem before India-Sri Lanka 1st Test
Jammu & Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool had faced widespread criticism for the similar actions when he made his India debut earlier this year against England. [...]
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Indian film Padmavati sparks protests over 'Hindu-Muslim romance'
Government asked to delay movie’s release and riot police may be on standby at cinemas after attacks on director and threats against its star Deepika Padukone Riot police may be deployed at Indian cinemas over the release of a film about a mythological Indian queen that has sparked protests, attacks on the set and director, and threats to mutilate the lead actor.The Indian government is being asked to intervene to delay the release of Padmavati, a film based on an epic 16th-century poem, starring Deepika Padukone as the titular character. Continue reading... [...]
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'Modern air is too clean': the rise of air pollution denial
US sceptics are questioning the science behind air pollution and mortality, a trend that is starting to appear in countries where the air is much more toxic Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Prof Robert Phalen believes the air is “too clean” for children.After all, everybody needs a bit of immune-system-boosting dirt in their lungs.Where are the bodies? Where is the asthma? No reports! https://t.co/scuw0Uw4ME Continue reading... [...]
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Darjeeling Court sentences youth to life imprisonment for murder
A Darjeeling court on Thursday convicted a youth for murder and pronounced a sentence of life imprisonment. 22 year old Amir Biswakarma was convicted by Judge PK Bhattacharjee of the Session Court, Darjeeling in Sessions Case No. 36/15. Biswakarama [...]
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Maharashtra govt insensitive towards farmers: Anna hazare
Ahmednagar (Maha), Nov 16: Strongly condemning the police action against farmers in Ahmednagar and Aurangabad districts of Maharashtra, Social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said this reflected the state government's "insensitivity" towards the cultivators. He also said the BJP-led central [...]
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India to introduce clean fuels faster to combat Delhi smog crisis
Measures to slash vehicle emissions to come in two years earlier than planned in effort to reduce air pollution in capitalMeasures aimed at slashing vehicle emissions will be introduced two years early, the Indian government has announced in its first major policy response to the Delhi smog crisis.As the haze improved slightly on Wednesday – albeit to levels still considered “very poor” – the Indian petroleum ministry said it would introduce Bharat VI fuels from April next year, instead of April 2020 as originally planned. Continue reading... [...]
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Pakistani police clash with protesters at anti-blasphemy sit-in
Capital on near lockdown after rally in support of cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi in row over electoral oath wordingPakistani police have clashed with protesters and arrested dozens in an attempt to disperse an anti-blasphemy sit-in staged by a hardline cleric, which has blocked a main entrance to Islamabad for a week, choking traffic and putting the capital on near lockdown.Thousands of supporters of Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of the Tehreek-e Labbaik Pakistan party, are demanding that the law and justice minister, who they accuse of undercutting blasphemy laws, resign. Continue reading... [...]
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BJP releases candidate list for Karnataka legislative council elections 2017
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Central Election Committee (CEC) on Wednesday finalised the names of six candidates for the Karnataka legislative council election 2017. The CEC meeting was held at party's headquarters in Ashok Road in Delhi. "As far [...]
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Czech tourists dressed in Borat-style mankinis detained in Kazakhstan
Six tourists had hoped to take picture in front of ‘I love Astana’ signLocal police detained them for minor hooliganism and issued fineSix Czech tourists who dressed up in skimpy swimsuits made famous by Borat have reportedly been detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana. Related: Kazakhstan creates its own Game of Thrones to defy Putin and Borat Continue reading... [...]
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Padmavati row: Rajasthan minister Kiran Maheshwari joins chorus
Jaipur, Nov 15: The latest to join the bandwagon to movie Padmavati is Rajasthan Higher and Technical Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari, who asserted that she strongly opposes the film "made purely for making money and entertainment". In a social [...]
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Pakistan unveils remains of 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha
Opposition leader, Imran Kahn, says discovery can help promote religious tourism in the countryPakistan has unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha as part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in a region roiled by Islamist militancy. A reflection of the diverse history and culture of the south Asian country, the ancient Buddhist site in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was first discovered in 1929. Eighty-eight years on, excavations resumed and the 14-metre-high (48-ft-high) Kanjur stone Buddha image was unearthed. The country’s opposition leader, Imran Khan, presided over Wednesday’s presentation. Related: Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction Continue reading... [...]
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International gold smuggling ring busted in North Bengal
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence busted an international gold smuggling racket in Siliguri in West Bengal that was operational in different parts of the country. Three persons hailing from Maharashtra were arrested in this connection. Based on a tip-off, [...]
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France rejects Cong's charge of Rafale deal scam, Reliance Defence threats to sue party
France has rejected Congress' allegation of scam in the Rafale jet deal. Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence Limited has threatened to sue the opposition party if it does not retract its charge. [...]
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Delhi HC cuts through thicket of rules to help Indian-origin German couple adopt a child
The Delhi High Court came to the rescue of a child-less Indian-origin couple from Germany who had been unable to take their adopted child back home thanks to a maize of cumbersome rules governing inter-country adoptions. [...]
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India vs Sri Lanka: Visitors to deploy five bowlers in Kolkata Test
Sri Lanka will play five bowlers against India and experienced campaigner Angelo Mathews will bat at No.4, skipper Dinesh Chandimal said on Wednesday ahead of the first cricket Test here. [...]
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Meet Suyash Dixit who declared himself as King of no man’s land in Egypt
Suyash Dixit from Indore in Madhya Pradesh has declared himself the ruler of an unclaimed 2,000 sq km area of a land between Egypt and Sudan. This didn't end here, he even urged people to apply for a citizenship. [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi complicit in Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar, MPs told
Rights groups urge UK government and international community to consider Nobel laureate ‘part of the problem’ over atrocities in Rakhine state Aung San Suu Kyi is implicated in the “ethnic cleansing” of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, UK MPs heard on Tuesday.Giving evidence before a parliamentary committee, Human Rights Watch (HRW), Burma Campaign UK and other rights groups urged the government and the international community to see the Nobel laureate as “part of the problem”. They said the bloody military crackdown in Rakhine state had left “thousands” of Rohingya Muslims dead, with others subjected to “appalling rape”, and 600,000 people driven from their homes. Related: 'When they began slaughtering us we ran for our lives': Rohingya trapped inside Myanmar | Alex Crawford The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as "the world's most persecuted minority".  Related: Rohingya children close to starvation amid 'health crisis on an unimaginable scale' Continue reading... [...]
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Hand Grenade recovered from Cooch Behar district of West Bengal
A live hand grenade was recovered from the Town Club ground, Haldibari in North Bengal on Wednesday morning. The ground from where the hand grenade was recovered is located at a stone throw's distance from the Haldibari police station in the [...]
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Myanmar military exonerates itself in report on atrocities against Rohingya
Army clears itself of all accusations of killing villagers, rape and crimes against humanityMyanmar’s army has released a report denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge of the operation that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. No reason was given for Maj Gen Maung Maung Soe being transferred from his post as the head of Western Command in Rakhine state, where Myanmar’s military, known as the Tatmadaw, launched a sweeping counter-insurgency operation in August. Related: Massacre at Tula Toli: Rohingya recall horror of Myanmar army attack The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as "the world's most persecuted minority".  Continue reading... [...]
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Sportswear maker Puma accused of defacing 17th century Indian buildings
Historians outraged after heritage sites in Delhi’s old quarter were spray-painted as part of a shoe commercialPuma has been accused of irreversibly damaging 17th-century architecture in Delhi’s old quarter as part of an advertising stunt to promote a new line of shoes.Large colourful murals were spray-painted on to the facades of several buildings in Old Delhi for the shoe campaign, which the global sportswear company says “captures the grit of Indian streets”. Related: Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings Related: Delhi's smog-fighting helicopters can't fly – because of smog Continue reading... [...]
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Are Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha the two most ‘trusted, loyal leaders of Congress’?
New Delhi, Nov 15: It's has become the biggest dilemma for the Narendra Modi government--how to deal with its own senior rebel leaders? Of late, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is facing more internal criticism than the external ones over its [...]
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Delhi court frames money laundering charges against Shabir Shah, Aslam Wani
 New Delhi, Nov 15: A Delhi court framed money laundering charges against Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah and alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani in a 2005 case of alleged terror financing. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma framed the [...]
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Maserati introduces five-year warranty and service package in India
Maserati introduces five-year warranty and service package in India [...]
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FIA president Jean Todt calls for greater road safety enforcement
FIA president Jean Todt calls for greater road safety enforcement [...]
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Peaceful coexistence is better than punching above our weight | Letters
The Blairite doctrine of intervention in other countries has punched its way through Afghanistan and Iraq leaving devastation and hundreds of thousands dead, writes Fawzi IbrahimJonathan Powell laments that Britain no longer “punches above its weight” (Brexit Britain has rendered itself irrelevant, Opinion, 13 November) with “punching” being the operative word in the literal sense. The foreign policy that Powell is nostalgic for, the one he was most intimately involved in – the disastrous Blairite doctrine of intervention in other countries even if our national interests are not at stake – has punched its way through Afghanistan and Iraq leaving nothing but devastation, with hundreds of thousands dead and even more wounded. The consequences of these wars and other interventions such those in Libya continue to haunt these regions. Implicit within the vote to leave the EU was that the UK will seek a different role for itself, for the old one has so clearly failed – a new role based on peaceful coexistence, non-interference in the internal affairs of other nations, respect for other nations, and trade with other countries based on mutual benefits.Fawzi IbrahimLondon Continue reading... [...]
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By opposing Hindutva, opposition is objecting to development: Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday attacked opposition parties, saying by opposing "Hindutva" they are objecting to "development" and "Bhartiyata". Hindutva is not synonymous with any religion or community but with nationalism, he told reporters before embarking [...]
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US Holocaust Museum says evidence of genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar
Year-long report into atrocities accuses security forces of ‘unprecedented and systematic’ campaign of violence against Muslim populationThe United States Holocaust Museum says there is “mounting evidence” of genocide in Myanmar, after a year-long investigation with Southeast Asia rights group Fortify Rights into atrocities against persecuted Rohingya Muslims. Related: Massacre at Tula Toli: Rohingya recall horror of Myanmar army attack The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as "the world's most persecuted minority".  Related: Aung San Suu Kyi: damned by her silence | Observer profile Continue reading... [...]
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No threat to Vijay Mallya's life in Jail: India to tell UK court
India will soon convey to a British court that fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya will not face any threat to his life in jail, if extradited in connection with a Rs. 9,000 crore loan default, officials said. The Indian [...]
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