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Romania moves closer to ruling out possibility of legalising same-sex marriage
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BUCHAREST Romania moved a step closer to ruling out the possibility of legalising same-sex marriage on Wednesday when its top court paved the way for a referendum on defining marriage in the constitution as a union strictly between a man and a woman. The nine judges on the Constitutional Court ruled unanimously that a proposal signed by 3 million Romanians this year to change the constitution's definition of marriage was valid The post Romania moves closer to ruling out possibility of legalising same-sex marriage | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar effects cabinet reshuffle; inducts three ministers
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday effected a reshuffle in his cabinet by inducting one Cabinet-rank minister and two ministers of state with Independent charge, taking its strength to 14. The post Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar effects cabinet reshuffle; inducts three ministers appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Stop hosting home series in UAE: Muhammad Yousuf to PCB
Mohammad Yousuf has played 90 Test matches for Pakistan. (Source: AP) Former captain and top batsman, Muhammad Yousuf has warned the Pakistan Cricket Board to stop hosting its &#8 [...]
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In China, a stirring and a new question
Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the New York Times are among the sites already banned in China. Illustration by: C R Sasikumar For the five years that this column has been in [...]
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UP Yoddha hold Tamil Thalaivas in PKL clash
Promising raider Rishank Devadiga scored 14 points for the hosts while skipper Ajay Thakur contributed with 10 points for the Thalaivas. [...]
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IIT Kharagpur professor drowns while taking selfie with son
In yet another selfie death, an IIT Kharagpur professor drowned into the water body after trying to rescue his 4-year-old son in West Midnapore in Bengal on Sunday. The incident took place at Golberia area in Kharagpur on Sunday. [...]
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HTC U Ultra
  As a smartphone maker, HTC has a special place in my heart. The original HTC Desire that was released back in 2010 was my first smartphone, and back in the day, I was mighty impressed by it.... [...]
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Efficient tracking like Aadhaar can curb black money: Raghuram Rajan
Former Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday said demonetisation that has come at a huge cost can have a chilling impact on Indian economy. Raghuram said an unprepared note ban can see a dramatic slowdown and [...]
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Kerala Priest Uzhunnalil thankful even to abductors for not harming him
Kerala Priest Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped last year during a deadly attack by Islamist militants in Yemen, thanked on Saturday all those involved in his release, and even had a kind word for his abductors for not harming him. {image-kerala-16-1505586173.jpg [...]
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Arvind Kejriwal likens AAP-BJP tussle to ‘holy war’ between Kauravas and Pandavas
Reacting to the arrest of its MLA Naresh Yadav on Sunday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said AAP-ruled Delhi was locked in a "holy war" with the central government, like the "Kauravas and Pandavas" The post Arvind Kejriwal likens AAP-BJP tussle to ‘holy war’ between Kauravas and Pandavas appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Trophy city 2.0: can the former Soviet Stans kick dictator chic?
The cities of the five former Soviet ‘Stans’ have been dominated by the personalities of their authoritarian rulers – but in Kazakhstan’s old capital of Almaty, at least, something new is afootSecret Stans week: what it is … and how can you get involvedFrom his office on the 20th floor of an Almaty tower, Ruslan Assaubayev outlines a vision for a new kind of city. Newly pedestrianised streets, a network of bike lanes and bus lanes, and modernised public transport are all part of a five-year plan developed in coordination with western consultants and implemented by the city authorities and Almaty Development Centre, a governmental organisation of which Assaubayev is the deputy head.Downstairs, brightly coloured logos adorn the white walls of the Open Almaty centre, a new branch of the mayoralty where locals can come and address questions or complaints to civil servants.A lot of it is very impressive, but local people weren’t asked whether they want it or notCentral Ashgabat is largely bereft of people, save the armies of cleaners who move methodically through the wide avenues Related: Secret Stans week: what it is … and how can you get involved Continue reading... [...]
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Cabinet approves 2.11 lakh crore for recapitalisation of public sector banks
The cabinet has approved an unprecedented public sector bank capitalisation of Rs 2 lakh 11 thousand, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday. Out of this, Rs 1.35 lakh crore will be through the recapitalisation bonds, while remaining Rs 76,000 crore [...]
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Aston Martin DBX design signed off; launch in 2019
Aston Martin DBX design signed off; launch in 2019 [...]
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Singapore Airlines unveils Silverkris lounge at IGI
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Pakistan tries to send terrorists to our side, says Rajnath Singh
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said no power in the world can stop the government from resolving the Kashmir issue - and hit out at Pakistan for its "impious" activities against India. Rajnath, who is on his [...]
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Maruti Super Carry launched in India at INR 4.01 Lakhs
Only launched in Ahmedabad, Ludhiana and Kolkata, for now. Maruti has launched its first ever commercial pick up in India – the Maruti Super Carry. For now it’s only launched in Ahmedabad, Ludhiana and Kolkata, and priced at INR 4.03 Lakhs, INR 4.11 Lakhs and INR 4.01 Lakhs (all ex-showroom) respectively. For India, the Maruti Super Carry is available only in a diesel variant. The Tata Ace-rival has a payload capacity of 750 kg. It measures 3.8 meters long and 1.56 meters wide, has a load deck measuring 2.18 x 1.49 meters, a ground clearance of 175 mm and a turning cycle of 8.6 meters diameter. The suspension system comprises of independent MacPherson struts and coil springs in the front and a rigid axle with leaf springs at the rear. It sources the 793 cc two-cylinder diesel engine from the Maruti Celerio, producing 24 KW (32 hp) at 3500 RPM and 75 Nm at 2000 RPM. It is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission and capable of fuel efficiency of 22.07 Km/L as well as a top speed of 80 Kmph. The Maruti Super Carry has a top-speed of 80 km/h. As standard, it is equipped with a mobile charging socket, dual assist grip, odometer, trip meter, fuel meter, digital clock, provision for a stereo, integrated rain guard, sliding back window glass, and spare wheel. (Maruti) Suzuki Super Carry – Image Gallery (South African-spec) [...]
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Watch: How a security guard foils ATM robbery bid despite hammer attacks
In a nerve-wrecking robbery attempt caught on CCTV, an ATM security guard foiled a loot attempt even after being hit on the head multiple ties with a hammer. The entire incident happened in a Bank of Maharashtra ATM in Goa's Panjim [...]
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Inside Track: Pecking order
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Source: PTI Photo) There is some heartburn in the Congress over the pecking order in the Rajya Sabha. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was surpris [...]
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Game is on
It is a measure of Nepal’s shambolic politics and the undue influence of neighbours in it that Pushpa Kamal Dahal, or Prachanda, who accused “the external lord” of unseating him as prime minister in 2008, is now accused of maneuvering himself back i [...]
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Gionee A1 Lite
  If you have an affinity for selfie phones or phones with big batteries then you must have heard of Gionee. The company has been pushing these two aspects in smartphones with a lot more enthusiasm than... [...]
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Nepal won't allow anti-India elements on its soil: PM Deuba
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is in India on a four-day-visit met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday and held wide-ranging discussions on bilateral issues and friendship between the two countries. [...]
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US Open 2017: Rafael Nadal keeps FEDAL hope alive, sails into quarter-final round
Nadal will now await for the winner between Andrey Rublev and David Goffin for his quarter-final clash. He is now one win away from the most anticiapated rivalary – Federer vs Nadal at the Arthur Ashe.   [...]
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Smoke and Grill
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Shivraj Singh Chouhan: See no anti-incumbency, no thought of moving me to Centre
The Madhya Pradesh CM, in an interview with India Today Group Editorial Director Raj Chengappa, outlined how the state was doing in various sectors and his plans for the state were he to win again. [...]
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Flight of Fancy
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Walnuts, soybean may prevent diabetes risk
A study showed unsaturated fats like walnuts and soybean can help in reducing blood sugar levels. (Source: File photo) Eating more unsaturated fats like walnuts and soybean in place [...]
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Kejriwal's Wagon R stolen outside the Delhi Secretariat
New Delhi, October 12: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Wagon R car, used till the 2015 assembly polls, was stolen outside the Delhi Secretariat on Thursday, the police said. The humble Blue hatchback, which became synonymous with Kejriwal's 'aam [...]
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Xiaomi's Redmi Pro has an OLED screen, dual-camera and 4GB RAM, on a budget
  The LG G5 and Huawei P9 both have dual-cameras on the back, but they’re flagship class phones. Xiaomi, however, wants to bring this setup, touted as the future of mobile photography, to the budg... [...]
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