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Imran Khan elected Pakistan PM, to take oath tomorrow
Imran Khan elected Pakistan PM, to take oath tomorrow [...]
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Amitabh, Anushka, Farhan: Bollywood wants you to stand with Kerala
Amitabh, Anushka, Farhan: Bollywood wants you to stand with Kerala [...]
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Vajpayee will always be Atal for the people of Lucknow
Vajpayee will always be Atal for the people of Lucknow [...]
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Kerala floods: death toll reaches 164 in worst monsoon in nearly a century
‘Extremely grave’ situation in southern Indian state as more than 150,000 people displaced from their homesThe death toll from floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala has jumped to 164 and could grow further, with more rain predicted and thousands of people still awaiting rescue.Roads are damaged, mobile phone networks are down, an international airport has been closed and more than 150,000 people have been left homeless after unusually heavy rain this month caused the most damaging floods in Kerala in a century. Continue reading... [...]
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee obituary
Former Indian prime minister who presented a vision of his country that emphasised economic and nuclear strengthAtal Bihari Vajpayee, who has died aged 93, was the most important politician in 20th-century India not to be either a current or former member of the Congress party. His political life spanned almost the entire period of Indian independence. Related: Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Indian prime minister, dies at 93 Continue reading... [...]
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Larger than life, Atal Vajpayee, the leader who took everyone along
New Delhi, Aug 17: The BJP rode on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's larger than the party image and avuncular manners to win over new allies and back to back victories in Lok Sabha elections in 1998 and 1999 to [...]
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Personalities like Vajpayee never die
Ahmedabad, Aug 17: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a jovial person and a simple human being, recalled his relatives from Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Local BJP leader Poonam Vajpayee, who is married to Vajpayee's nephew Surendra Kumar Vajpayee, [...]
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World mourns the death of statesman Atal Bihari Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17: The US, Russia and Japan today condoled the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee, one of India's most charismatic leaders, who led the nation through several crises while holding together a tenuous [...]
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One year on, a million Rohingya refugees still fear for their lives | Rushanara Ali
The people packed into the largest refugee camps in the world urgently need our help to rebuild their lives in safetyThis month marks the first anniversary of the mass flight of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh following attacks carried out by the Myanmar military in which thousands were killed. It also marks the peak of the monsoon season in Cox’s Bazar, where almost a million Rohingya people are now living in the largest refugee camps in the world.The 2017 attacks by the Myanmar military were described by the UN high commissioner for human rights as “textbook ethnic cleansing”. He also said of the military campaign: “You cannot rule out the possibility that acts of genocide have been committed.” Related: Myanmar authorities planned genocide against Rohingya, rights group claims Related: Myanmar not ready for Rohingya to return, Red Cross chief says Continue reading... [...]
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Indian prime minister, dies at 93
Hindu nationalist started India-Pakistan nuclear arms race then began peace processThe three-time Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, has died aged 93. His death was announced on Thursday by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences hospital, where Vajpayee had been undergoing treatment for more than two months for a kidney infection and chest congestion. Related: Boost for Modi as BJP wins state election outside heartland Related: Can Imran Khan fulfil Pakistan’s voters’ hopes and keep the generals at bay? Continue reading... [...]
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Rajiv Gandhi is the reason I am alive said Vajpayee
New Delhi, Aug 17: Former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, known to take on BJP leaders sharply in Parliament had however made an exception for Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee had once revealed how Rajiv Gandhi was the reason, he was [...]
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Vajpayee instilled Indian values in public life: Bhagwat
Nagpur, Aug 17: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has described former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a universal leader who had instilled Indian values in public life. Vajpayee (93) died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) [...]
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Mithali Raj trolled for late Independence Day post, her response is epic
Indian Women's cricketer, Mithali Raj on Thursday was trolled for the timing of her Independence Day post on Twitter.  [...]
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BCCI calls off opening fixtures of quadrangular series after heavy rains
The Board of Control for Cricket India on Thursday called off first two fixtures of the Quadrangular series, featuring India ‘A’, India ‘B’, South Africa ‘A’ and Australia ‘A’ sides.  [...]
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Facebook's failure in Myanmar is the work of a blundering toddler
The social network ploughs its way through the world and deals with the consequences later. In Myanmar, that strategy has had deadly consequencesWhen Facebook invited journalists for a phone briefing on Tuesday evening to talk about its progress in tackling hate speech in Myanmar, it seemed like a proactive, well-intentioned move from a company that is typically fighting PR fires on several fronts.But the publication of a bombshell Reuters investigation on Wednesday morning suggested otherwise: the press briefing was an ass-covering exercise. Related: Facebook struggling to end hate speech in Myanmar, investigation finds We hope Facebook is committed to solving these problems – not just band-aid solutions while public scrutiny is high Related: One year on, a million Rohingya refugees still fear for their lives | Rushanara Ali Continue reading... [...]
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How did Vajpayee respond when Indira Gandhi called Jan Sangh ‘a party of baniyas'
New Delhi, Aug 16: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away this evening at 5.05 pm, was known for his oratory. The wit and the finesse with which he answered the criticism of the political opponents was truly remarkable. [...]
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I will miss Atalji, my closest friend for 65 years: Advani’s emotional message
New Delhi, Aug 16: Senior BJP leader today bid a tearful and emotional farewell to former prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee. While referring to him as his closest friend for over 65 years. Advani said that [...]
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Blackberry Key2
  It’s hard to spot a Blackberry in the hands of people these days, but when you do, you know the person has some really specific needs which can be fulfilled only by a Blackberry. Such is the rep... [...]
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India aims to send astronauts into space by 2022, Modi says
If successful, India would be fourth country to conduct manned space missionIndia will send an astronaut into space by 2022, the country’s prime minister has claimed during an annual independence day speech.Narendra Modi announced the target from the ramparts of the 370-year-old Red Fort in Delhi on Wednesday morning. “We have decided that by 2022, when India completes 75 years of independence, or before that, a son or daughter of India will go to space with a tricolour [Indian flag] in their hands,” he said. Related: Spacewatch: India loses contact with communications satellite Continue reading... [...]
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Last rites of Vajpayee to be performed at 5 pm tomorrow, govt declares 7 day mourning
New Delhi, Aug 16: The government has announced a 7 day mourning from August 16 to 22 after the passing away of former prime minister and Bharat Ratna, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The flag will fly at half mast and [...]
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A thaw that didn't last: When Vajpayee took bus to Lahore and hugged Nawaz Sharif
New Delhi, Aug 16: It was a short-lived thaw in stormy relations between India and Pakistan when Atal Bihari Vajpayee took a bus to Lahore in 1999 and hugged his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif leaving an endearing image that symbolised hope [...]
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50,000th Tata Nexon rolls out
Tata has announced the roll-out of the 50,000th Nexon at its plant in Ranjangaon. This landmark has been achieved in less than a year since the compact SUV’s launch in September 2017. The Nexon has been quite a success for the Indian brand, having helped sales figures considerably. Despite many other carmakers posting a decline in sales growth in July 2018, the compact SUV was one of the models that helped Tata post a growth of 14 percent over its sales last year. In May 2018, the Nexon helped Tata to quadruple its UV market share, which increased by 5.62 percent. Since Tata’s launch of the compact SUV last year, the Nexon saw the introduction of the AMT-equipped model in 2018 – first only in the top-spec XZA+ trim and then later in the lower-spec XMA trim. The brand also upgraded the software on the compact SUV’s infotainment system recently; it now features AppleCarPlay in addition to the previously available Android Auto. Recently, the Nexon also managed to get a four-star rating in the latest round of the Global NCAP crash tests, making it one of the safer and yet affordable cars in India. Also see: 2018 Tata Nexon AMT video review  2017 Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza comparison 2017 Tata Nexon review, road test 2018 Tata Nexon long term review, first report [...]
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral to take place at Smriti Sthal tomorrow
Atal Bihari Vajpayee's funeral to take place at Smriti Sthal tomorrow [...]
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I will come back: Amit Shah shares Vajpayee's poem to lead BJP tributes
I will come back: Amit Shah shares Vajpayee's poem to lead BJP tributes [...]
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Diversity of responses to Israel boycott movement | Letters
Readers react to a long read article on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movementThanks so much for running Nathan Thrall’s comprehensive article on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (‘Something needs to happen’, Journal, 14 August). I greatly appreciated its fair treatment of the BDS movement, its histories, strategies, and Israeli counterstrategies.Unfortunately, one area where it came up short was in not portraying the vibrant and growing Jewish support for BDS, propagating a myth that Jewish communities worldwide are united against it. This is simply not correct. My organisation, Jewish Voice for Peace, for example, endorsed the BDS call in 2015 after many years of supporting settlement boycotts. We have only continued to grow at an even faster pace since then, now boasting over 16,000 dues-paying members, over 70 chapters across the US, and over 250,000 online supporters. In the global context, just a few weeks ago, over 40 Jewish organisations on five continents published an unprecedented joint letter defending the BDS movement against accusations of antisemitism and affirming its legitimacy as a tactic. The piece would have been greatly improved by acknowledging the complexities of Jewish communal responses to the BDS movement.Rebecca VilkomersonJewish Voice for Peace Continue reading... [...]
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Suicide bomber kills 48 after targeting Kabul education centre
In second atrocity in 24 hours bomber on foot blows himself up, bringing day’s death toll to 92 At least 48 people have died after a suicide bomber targeted an education centre in a minority Shia area of western Kabul, in the latest assault in Afghanistan’s war-weary capital.“We can confirm the attack was caused by a suicide bomber on foot,” said police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai. “The bomber detonated himself inside the education centre.” Related: Civilian deaths in Afghanistan at record high, UN says Continue reading... [...]
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Pranab Mukherjee's condolence letter to Vajpayee's foster daughter
New Delhi, Aug 16: Former President Pranab Mukherjee has written a condolence letter to Atal Bihari Vajpayee's foster daughter Namita Bhattacharya. Pranab Mukherjee writes: " Dear Namita, I am deeply saddened by the passing away of Shri Atal Bihari [...]
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Vajpayee – Pragmatist, orator, statesman who went beyond BJP's nationalist political agenda
New Delhi, Aug 16: Statesman and pragmatist, orator and poet, a man of peace and conviction. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a towering nationalist who softened the often sharp edge of his party's politics with a gentle sophistry of words, earning him the [...]
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