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Govt "blocking" Judges' appointments: Cong
New Delhi, Jul 21: Congress leader Anand Sharma today alleged that the government was blocking the appointment of judges as it was "very angry" after the Supreme Court's decision in the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), a charge strongly refuted by [...]
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Kickass Torrents' alleged owner arrested, domains seized
  The US Department of Justice have announced that they have apprehended the alleged owner of Kickass Torrents (KAT), one of the most popular torrent websites. Artem Vaulin, 30, was arrested in Poland,... [...]
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How I got mugged while catching 'em all
  Pokemon Go is incredible, enough said. The game has dug up our fond, childhood memories, brought us out on the streets, made us interact with people we never thought we would, and given us a world tha... [...]
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The Urdu Press: Troubled Valley
Compiled by Seema Chishti Rashtriya Sahara, in an editorial on July 11, writes: “The present situation in the Kashmir valley has created great problems for the Mehbooba Mufti government. The people are pained and angry because of the perception that, in [...]
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Be prepared Manish, Modi Ji will send CBI against you: Kejriwal takes a swipe at Modi govt
New Delhi, July 21: Taking a dig at Modi Government, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday warned his deputy Manish Sisodia to 'be prepared' against CBI actions. Kejriwal's comment came to fore following after the inauguration of new building of [...]
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Implement safeguards for SC community, Centre tells states
New Delhi, July 21: A week after four Dalit men were brutally assaulted by cow protection vigilantes in Gujarat, the central government on Thursday urged the states to effectively implement constitutional safeguards for the Scheduled Castes to create crime-free environment against [...]
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Marin Cilic splits with coach Goran Ivanisevic
Marin Cilic revealed about the split on his Facebook page on Thursday. (Source: File) Marin Cilic has split with coach Goran Ivanisevic after nearly three years of cooperation that [...]
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Drugged to denial
Illustration by: C R Sasikumar Hyperbole surrounding Udta Punjab — the recent film highlighting the drug menace in that state, obscures certain realities. There seems to be a sens [...]
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'In the name of 'gau raksha', communal tension is being created'
Kolkata, July 21: Expressing concern over the rise of 'cow protection' vigilantes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asserted the peoples' "right to choice" and warned against the bid to "saffronise everything".Addressing a party rally in the city, the [...]
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People will worship Mamata Banerjee as a deity in future: Kabir Suman
Kolkata, July 21: Eminent musician and former Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Kabir Suman on Thursday made a passionate appeal to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for releasing political prisoners lodged in jails across the state.Participating in the Trinamool's annual Martyr's Day [...]
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Rahul Gandhi meets Dalit family in Una, announces Rs 5 lakh as help
Rahul Gandhi today met the family of boys who were assaulted in Una, Gujarat and promised them financial help. [...]
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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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