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Unique Rashid Khan will have a big impact on IPL, feels SRH coach Tom Moody
The Afghanistan legspinner has made rapid strides since making his international debut in 2015 as a 17-year-old and in February became the youngest to top the ICC rankings for bowlers in T20Is and ODIs. [...]
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Playgrounds of rubbish: can upcycling help Kathmandu defeat trash?
As Kathmandu overflows with trash, the city is seeking not just to transform attitudes to waste – but the waste itselfFrom the air, Kathmandu seems to have a thousand winking eyes as the sun hits the solar panels installed on many homes across the city. But on the ground, the sun illuminates something very different: piles of plastic and household rubbish, strewn amongst the pagodas and along the labyrinthine streets. When we said we are building a playground and the materials come or we find them, everyone began laughingWe as the human race have hit the wall to some extent, and places like Kathmandu are the front bumper against that wallSo many youngsters are involved that often the mindset gets changed at home: kids tell their parents to use less plastic. Related: Has air pollution made Kathmandu unliveable? Continue reading... [...]
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Bharat is one, all Bharatiyas are one: RSS chief
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said the word 'India' is derived from the river Indus, and suggested the more inclusive 'Bharat' as an alternative way of addressing the country. "India came from Indus, is there Cauvery in it? [...]
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Eight appear in court in India over rape and murder of Kashmir girl
Protests across country after another rape allegedly involving BJP lawmakerEight men have appeared in court accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state.It is the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling Bharatiya Janata party. Related: Muslim rape-murder case in India disrupted by Hindu groups Continue reading... [...]
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Congress demands court-monitored probe into Kathua case
The Congress on Monday demanded a court-monitored probe into the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir and sought police protection to the lawyer who is fighting the case of the rape victim. Senior Congress [...]
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The Vespas of Pakistan – in pictures
Piaggio’s two-wheeled Vespa scooter was the ultimate status symbol for Pakistani bike aficionados in the 1960s and 70s, when only a handful of people could afford to import luxury items from Europe. These days dedicated fans are restoring the vintage scooters Continue reading... [...]
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Mecca Masjid blast case: Judge who delivered verdict resigns, cites personal reasons
Hours after acquitting Swami Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, the NIA special court judge Ravindra Reddy has resigned. Reportedly, Reddy has submitted his resignation letter to the Chief Justice of Hyderabad High Court citing personal resons. [...]
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Add \"Thulla\" remark to list of apologies': Delhi HC to Kejriwal
The Delhi High Court on Monday asked Chief Minister why cannot he apologise to a constable for allegedly using the slang 'thulla' for policemen, when he has been seeking pardon from others like Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Justice Anu Malhotra [...]
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Ford EcoSport Titanium S to launch next month
Ford will introduce a new EcoSport Titanium S variant in the Indian market in May. The new trim will sit at the top of the current EcoSport line-up. Ford had only recently rejigged the EcoSport line-up with equipment changes across variants. The EcoSport Titanium S will come with a sunroof – something which is becoming an increasingly sought-after feature in India. This new variant will also come in a unique alloy wheel design with gun metal finish, black grille, black fog lamp housing and headlamp inserts, and a dual-tone exterior finish. On the inside it will come with all-black interiors with exterior colour-coordinated inserts which will set it apart from the lower trims. The instrument cluster of the Titanium S also features chrome rings unavailable on the other variants. Aforementioned cosmetic changes aside, the Titanium S trim is expected to debut a new six-speed gearbox. This new gearbox will eventually replace the IB5 five-speed unit seen in all current variants. Additionally, Ford is also readying another special edition of the EcoSport that will be called the EcoSport Signature Edition. Also due for a launch in coming months, this Signature Edition of the EcoSport will get unique graphics on the exterior and a different alloy wheel design, along with a rear spoiler. While the addition of a sunroof and added features on the EcoSport Titanium S variant is sure to entice buyers, what remains a question mark for now is its pricing. Should Ford price the version significantly higher than the current Titanium+ trim, the EcoSport could find itself competing with SUVs from a segment above. Interestingly, of the larger SUVs the EcoSport Titanium S could compete with, the Hyundai Creta is due to sport a sunroof with the arrival of the facelifted version, this May. Image source [...]
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IRCTC has modified rules for online ticket reservations. 10 things you must know
IRCTC has modified rules for online ticket reservations. 10 things you must know [...]
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Mecca Masjid blast verdict: All accused acquitted by special NIA court
After 11 years the special NIA court on Monday delivered its verdict in the high-profile Mecca Masjid case in which all the accused were acquitted due to lack of evidence. [Mecca Masjid blast verdict: A timeline] The case has [...]
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Nokia 7 Plus
  For smartphones, the Rs 20,000-Rs 30,000 range is significantly under-served and untapped.  Most mid-range aim for the sweet spot of Rs 15,000 but with distinct compromises, while the high-end of... [...]
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Xbox One X
  The Xbox One X is the flagship console in Microsoft’s gaming portfolio. It is priced at $499 (plus tax) in the US, which is approximately Rs 36,000 based on the current dollar to rupee conversio... [...]
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Mecca Masjid blast verdict: A timeline
After 11 years, a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday acquitted all accused due to lack of evidence in the sensational Mecca Masjid attack. The case has seen several twists and turns. The police had probed the case at [...]
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Karnataka Elections 2018: 'AIMIM will not contest, extends support to Janata Dal (S),' says Owaisi
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi announced that his party would not contest in the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections. Also, he declared support to former PM HD Deve Gowda's Janata Dal (Secular) which is in pre-poll alliance with the Mayawati's [...]
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Surat rape case: Post-mortem reveals girl was raped, tortured for 8 days; identity yet to be ascertained
Surat rape case: Post-mortem reveals girl was raped, tortured for 8 days; identity yet to be ascertained [...]
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India on the right path to become a sporting powerhouse, says IOA chief Narinder Batra
After the Indian contingent finished third in the medals tally at the just concluded 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG), an elated Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Chief Narinder Dhruv Batra on Monday said the nation is on the right path to become a sporting powerhouse. [...]
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Mohun Bagan have shown a lot of character: Bengaluru FC coach Alberto Roca
Bengaluru FC will start as favourites against Mohun Bagan in the Super Cup semi-final on Tuesday but their coach Alberto Roca termed the Kolkata giants a team that has a "lot of character". [...]
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Mecca Masjid blast verdict: Security stepped up in Hyderabad
A high alert has been sounded ahead of the crucial verdict in the Mecca Masjid case. A special court of the National Investigation Agency in Hyderabad pronounced its verdict in the case on Monday, April 16. Security has been [...]
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Odisha: Six wagons of goods train travel without engine for 2 kms
Balasore (Odisha), Apr 15: Week after an express train in Titlagarh travelled for 10 kilometres without an engine, six coal-laden wagons of a goods train travelled for 2 km without an engine in Odisha. The incident occurred when six [...]
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Kathua rape case: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti accepts resignations of two BJP ministers
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday accepted the resignations of state ministers Chandra Prakash Ganga and Lal Singh in Kathua rape and murder case. She has forwarded it to J&K Governor Kathua rape and murder case. [...]
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First Rohingya refugees repatriated to Myanmar despite UN safety fears
Human rights groups slam move as publicity stunt while Bangladesh distances itself Myanmar says it has repatriated the first Rohingya refugees from among nearly 700,000 who fled a crackdown in the country last year despite warnings from the United Nations that it is not yet safe to return.Rights groups have criticised the announcement as a publicity stunt and Bangladesh has distanced itself, saying the repatriation was not part of the return process the two countries have been trying to start. Continue reading... [...]
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Unnao rape case: Shashi Singh, woman who lured victim to BJP MLA, sent to 4 days police custody
Shashi Singh, the woman who allegedly lured the victim to BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on the day of alleged crime on the promise of providing a job, has been sent to 4 days police custody on Sunday. The [...]
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Modi to address world from historic London venue during UK visit
 London, Apr 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the world in a globally broadcast live event from the historic Central Hall Westminster in London during his visit to the UK, following in the footsteps of speakers such as Mahatma Gandhi [...]
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Indian police make second arrest in teenager rape case
Party of prime minister Narendra Modi blamed for trying to shield state MP and defending accusedPolice in India have made a second arrest after the alleged rape of a teenager by a ruling party politician sparked protests across the country, according to federal investigators.The case, along with the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, has brought Indians on to the streets for mass demonstrations not seen since the rape and murder of a student in Delhi in 2012. Continue reading... [...]
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Karnataka assembly elections: Congress releases list of candidates
The Congress on Sunday released its list of candidates in the high-stakes elections in Karnataka next month. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who has been contesting from the Varuna constituency since 2008, will contest from Chamundeshwari constituency this elections. Chief Minister [...]
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