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BlackBerry tries again, this time with the DTEK50 smartphone
  Once smartphone giant, BlackBerry, has launched the BlackBerry DTEK50 smartphone, calling it the world’s most secure Android smartphone. The device can be pre-ordered in US, Canada, UK, France,... [...]
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Pakistan blast: Explosion in Quetta hospital kills 25, 35 injured
At least 25 people were today killed and 35 others injured when a bomb ripped through a hospital in Quetta in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan province followed by gunfire. The post Pakistan blast: Explosion in Quetta hospital kills 25, 35 injured appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Internet can't be allowed to be abused by a few: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Internet is one of the finest creations of human mind which can't be allowed to be abused by a few, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. [...]
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India-spec Honda WR-V revealed
Honda's cross-hatch, the WR-V is slated to launch in the coming months. Here's all you need to know. [...]
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Amarnath Yatra registration to begin from March 1
Jammu, Feb 25: The registration for the annual Amarnath yatra through both Baltal and Chandanwari routes will commence on March 1, an official spokesman said on Saturday. The registration will be done through 433 designated branches of Punjab National Bank, Jammu [...]
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L'affaire Siddhu: BJP has only itself to blame
New Delhi, July 20: The monsoon session of parliament was being projected as a triumphant one for the BJP with those opposing the GST Bill falling in line. Its passage was being seen more as a question of when, rather than [...]
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Gautam Gambhir slams Australian media for comparing Virat Kohli with US President Donald Trump
Veteran Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has slammed the Australian media for comparing Indian skipper Virat Kohli with United States President Donald Trump. [...]
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Afghanistan holds day of mourning after bomb kills at least 80
Interior ministry bans public gatherings in apparent attempt to avoid inter-communal strife after attack on Hazara marchAfghanistan has marked a national day of mourning a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 80 people who were taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Kabul. The attack was claimed by Islamic State.Authorities said 231 people were wounded, some seriously, in the bombing on Saturday afternoon at a march by members of the ethnic Hazara community, who are predominantly Shia Muslim. Most Afghans are Sunni, and Isis regards Shias as apostates. Continue reading... [...]
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7th Pay Commission: Good news! Minimum pension of retired govt staff goes up by 157%
New Delhi, Aug 7: Retired central government employees will now get a minimum pension of Rs 9,000, up 157.14 per cent from the current Rs 3,500, following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations. The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances [...]
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Irom Sharmila’s decision to end her hunger strike is a bold act of resistance | Noopur Tiwari
The change of tack by the ‘iron lady of Manipur’ has angered many of her supporters, but is a refusal to let herself be victimised any moreIt was honey that she licked to break her hunger strike, the world’s longest, but it may not have tasted too sweet. Irom Sharmila had refused to put any food or water in her mouth every day for the past 16 years. Following the 2000 killing of 10 people in her home state of Manipur, reportedly by a government-run paramilitary group, Sharmila was calling for the repressive Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which grants the military immunity from judicial inquiry, to be repealed. Repeatedly arrested, released and rearrested on the charge of attempted suicide in a farcical routine during her protest, Sharmila had been incarcerated in a hospital room and was being force-fed through a surgical nasal tube.But when the “iron lady of Manipur” announced she would eat and drink again, it made many well-fed people very uncomfortable. Tragically, some of her closest supporters failed to welcome her decision to end the hunger strike and enter politics instead. But why should the legitimacy of Sharmila’s battle only depend on her willingness to be cast in the martyr mould? There is something deeply selfish and illogical in expecting an absolute personal sacrifice from her.Sharmila’s change of strategy is courageous Related: Indian activist ends 16-year hunger strike with a lick of honey Continue reading... [...]
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India makes another move to question Tawahhur Rana
Tawahhur Rana, a close aide of David Headley will walk out of a US jail in 6 years. India feels that before he is released from jail, they need to move the US authorities seeking his custody or at least question [...]
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Chelsea legend Frank Lampard retires at 38
In a celebrated career, Lampard made 649 appearances for Chelsea and won 106 England caps. [...]
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UP elections 2017 live: Samajwadi Party will be forming the Govt says Akhilesh
Lucknow, Feb 19: In Uttar Pradesh voting begins in the third phase on Sunday. It is a crucial phase of elections in which the fate of 826 candidates will be decided. The districts which would go to polls are Farrukhabad, Hardoi, [...]
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Modi government anchored in glib marketing slogans, exaggeration: Sonia
New Delhi, July 20: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, launching a frontal attack on the Modi government, said that it was "anchored in slick marketing events, glib marketing slogans, repackaging and in embellishment and exaggeration".Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting here on [...]
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LS opposition parties stage walkout over attacks on Dalits by cow vigilantes
New Delhi, July 29 Opposition parties on Friday staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha over incidents of atrocities against Dalits and the recent thrashing of two Muslim women in Madhya Pradesh by cow vigilantes. {image-cow-23-1469259136.jpg www.oneindia.com}Leader of the Congress party [...]
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News Flash: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal meets Kokrajhar terror attack victims
New Delhi, Aug 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to hold "Obama style" townhall to connect with citizens in Delhi today. Get all national, international news updates: {image-sarbananda-sonowal2-06-1470465796.jpg www.oneindia.com} 2.12 pm: #FLASH One man, Abdulla Hadi Abdul Rehman Al [...]
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Season's lowest temperature recorded in Delhi
Delhi saw the season's lowest temperature with the maximum temperature settling at 17.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average. [...]
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Bangladeshi girl could be first female with ‘tree man’ syndrome
10-year-old Sahana Khatun is in Dhaka for treatment of rare condition at hospital where young man suffering from disease received groundbreaking surgeryA young Bangladeshi girl with bark-like growths on her face could be the first female afflicted by “tree man” syndrome, doctors studying the rare genetic condition said on Tuesday. Sahana Khatun, 10, has growths on her chin, ear and nose, but doctors at Dhaka’s Medical College hospital are still conducting tests to establish if she has the unusual skin disorder.Fewer than half a dozen people worldwide have epidermodysplasia verruciformis but none so far have been women, said Samanta Lal Sen, the head of the hospital’s burn and plastic surgery unit. “We believe she is the first woman,” Sen said. Related: 'Tree man' Abul Bajandar regains use of his hands after groundbreaking surgery Continue reading... [...]
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Ind vs Aus: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag congratulate Team India for winning Border-Gavaskar trophy
Apart from the Indians, few former Aussie cricketers also came forth to congratulate Team India on their victory. [...]
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On-demand personal assistance provider, DoneThing launches mobile app
  DoneThing, an on-demand personal assistance service provider has launched a mobile app on the Android and iOS. The app lets users avail services from a range of categories such as personal shopping, p... [...]
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Clerics above law
Maulana Sami-ul Haq, a Pakistani cleric and head of Darul Uloom Haqqania, an Islamic seminary and alma mater of several Taliban leaders, speaks during an interview with Reuters at his house i [...]
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The Last Emperor? Japan's Akihito hints at wanting to abdicate
Akihito the Japanese emperor in a rare public address indicated his wish to abdicate over concerns about his age and ability. [...]
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GIGABYTE announces 4GB and 2GB variants of Radeon RX 460 graphic cards
  Along with AMD's launch of RX460, GIGABYTE has also announced their SKU with WINDFORCE OC edition based on the Polaris architecture. The graphic card will be available in two variants, 2GB and 4GB... [...]
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Taking a look at ISRO's greatest achievements
  “India becomes first Asian nation to reach Marsorbit, joins elite global space club”. “ISRO sets Record, Launches PSLV-C34 with 20 satellites”. “At a stroke, PSLV C-34 lo... [...]
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Jabra Halo Smart
  In a world with thousands of music-oriented headsets, the number of calling-oriented headsets make the few of this breed somewhat of a novelty. Under such situations, we have the Jabra Halo Smart with... [...]
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VIP high-handedness: Shiv Sena MP assaults Air India staff
In a shocking incident highlighting VVIP highhandedness, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has allegedly manhandled an Air India staff member over seating issues. Air India has reportedly constituted a team to probe the incident. ANI reported that Gaikwad hit the staff [...]
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Playground or graveyard? Fight breaks out over future of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan
Military and local government at odds over what to do with the plot in Abbottabad where Bin Laden was killed by Navy SealsA dispute has broken out over the future of the site where Osama Bin Laden was shot dead in 2011, with authorities pushing rival plans for a graveyard or playground.The military has erected a wall around the 3,800 sq ft plot where the al-Qaida leader’s compound once stood in the garrison city of Abbottabad, and wants to convert it into a graveyard. Related: Osama Bin Laden's son vows to avenge al-Qaida leader's death Continue reading... [...]
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India vs West Indies: The ascent of R Ashwin and the return of Mohammed Shami
Mohammad Shami returned figures of 4/66 in West Indies’ first innings. (Source: AP) The surprise, when India played the West Indies would have been if the hosts had saved the Test [...]
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