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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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Winter Session of Parliament to begin from Dec first week, delay due to Gujarat polls
Government sources say Winter session of Parliament may start from or just after Dec first week. Delay in the start of the Winter session is largely due to Gujarat polls. [...]
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US: 5 people shot dead in Tehama County, gunman killed by law enforcement
It's not clear if the shooter is included among the dead Tuesday. [...]
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Cops in north Goa, south Goa districts barred from using cellphones on duty
Police in north and south Goa districts have been barred from using cellphones on duty. They will be penalised if caught doing so. [...]
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International return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets Sweden talking
Sweden had just secured a 1-0 aggregate victory over Italy with a squad short on big names, a team that snatched second place in European qualifying Group A from the Dutch and beaten France at home before knocking out Italy, all without Zlatan. [...]
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India supreme court 'in crisis' over retired judge corruption case
Critics accuse chief justice Dipak Misra of insisting only judges of his choice can hear case of ex-judge accused of conspiring to bribe colleaguesSenior lawyers in India say the country’s supreme court is in crisis over the case of a former high court judge accused of offering to influence decisions for cash.Events in the case in recent days have led to extraordinary accusations of misconduct against India’s most senior judge and fierce criticism of the supreme court, considered one of the country’s most upstanding institutions. Related: 'Hereat wherewithin': convoluted Indian court ruling has lawyers baffled Related: Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rules Continue reading... [...]
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'When they began slaughtering us we ran for our lives': Rohingya trapped inside Myanmar | Alex Crawford
Alex Crawford of Sky News reports from Rakhine state on the fleeing Rohingya Muslims unable to get to Bangladesh and stranded on Dang Khali Saur beach, desperate for food and waterIt’s the sound of the wailing that is most haunting. It’s a deep, soulful, pit-of-your-being, howling hurt. And it follows us as we’re swept along by this moving, wretched mass of humanity. These are the Rohingya Muslims who are unable to flee the violence being unleashed against them by travelling overland to Bangladesh because of the distances involved; the certainty of running into Myanmar soldiers and having to navigate landmines. They’ve run in the only other direction they could – towards the beaches of Maungdaw district in Rakhine state, until they reached water and could go no further.We’ve travelled in a traditional Bangladeshi fishing boat to Dang Khali Saur beach, now home to what’s believed to be the largest number of stranded Rohingya in Rakhine. Here, the bulk of the atrocities by the Myanmar military have been taking place. 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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‘Everyone has right to level allegations', says Hardik Patel on second video
With a second alleged ‘sex video' of Hardik Patel emerging on Tuesday, the Patidar leader has said that everyone has right to make allegations as it is the election time. "No problem. This is election time, everyone has the [...]
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