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Cambridge researches find waxworms that digest plastic. Could this be a new start?
Researchers at the Department of Biochemistry of University of Cambridge have found that waxworms can digest plastic at a high speed. Can pollution by plastic waste be controlled now? [...]
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Telangana's KCR eyes 2019 re-election with more quotas for Muslims, STs
Telangana Chief Minister KCR goes all out on quotas and sops to consolidate his party's position in the 2019 assembly polls. But mounting state debt could play spoiler. [...]
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Champions Trophy: BCCI rejects ICC's proposal of additional  USD 100 million; keeps announcement of 15-man squad on hold
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) continues to remain at loggerheads with International Cricket Council as the Indian board refused the world body's fresh proposal of additional USD 100 million in the proposed format of the revenue sharing model. [...]
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Chhattisgarh Naxal attack: CM Raman Singh calls emergency meeting in Raipur
Raipur, Apr 24: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday held an emergency meeting after 25 Central Reserve Police Force personnel lost their lives in a Naxal attack in the state's Sukma district. The meeting was held at the chief [...]
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BMW R nineT Series: an overview
The R nineT series comprises BMW’s boxer-engined, retro-styled roadsters. We’ve compiled an overview of the series for you here. [...]
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Samsung Galaxy S8+
  Edge displays may not be the most useful thing you’ve ever seen on a smartphone, but they sure look good. And after three years and five such phones, Samsung has finally perfected its curved fla... [...]
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Swaraj asks Indian embassy in Saudi to rescue Hyderabad woman
 New Delhi, Apr 24: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday asked the Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia to rescue and repatriate a woman from Hyderabad who has been allegedly facing mental and physical harassment by her sponsor there. [...]
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Afghan defence officials quit over Taliban attack as Pentagon chief flies in
Army chief of staff and defence minister resign over deadly assault, as James Mattis prepares to meet US and Afghan troopsAfghanistan’s top two defence officials have resigned after a Taliban attack killed more than 140 soldiers at an army base, as the US defence secretary, James Mattis, touched down on an unannounced visit to meet American troops and Afghan officials.“Defence minister Abdullah Habibi and army chief of staff Qadam Shah Shahim stepped down with immediate effect,” the presidential palace in Kabul tweeted. Continue reading... [...]
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Suspected Maoist rebels kill 24 soldiers in India
At least 24 paramilitary commandos have been killed and six injured in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces in a long conflictSuspected Maoist rebels have killed at least 24 paramilitary commandos and wounded six in a remote part of central India in one of the deadliest attacks of a long-running internal conflict.The soldiers were guarding road workers in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh state, a hotbed of insurgent violence, when they came under heavy fire. Continue reading... [...]
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Thanks to Sushma Swaraj, Karnataka man can finally bring his Pakistani wife home
Nearly a year after his wedding, a man from Karnataka can finally bring his Pakistani wife home, thanks to the intervention of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj. Daniel Henry Devanur, a resident of Hubballi in Karnataka, had been fighting to get [...]
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Chhota Rajan convicted in fake passport case
A Patiala House court has convicted Chhota Rajan in a fake passport case. The sentencing the court said would be pronounced on the next date of hearing. In January 2017, the court had framed charges against the gangster and three others [...]
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Bengaluru policeman arrested for running sex racket
The Bengaluru police who bust a prostitution racket last week arrested one of their own for running it. Karibasappa, a constable with the crime wing branch of Parappana Agrahara was arrested on charges of soliciting customers online and encouraging a tech-savvy [...]
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Aadhaar-like card for cows: Centre submits report to SC
New Delhi, April 24: If all goes well as per the government plan, cows in India will soon get Aadhaar-like cards! Yes you read it right! On Monday, the Centre submitted a report to the Supreme Court regarding cow protection. {image-cow2-24-1493030350.jpg [...]
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Rooting to go cashless, Yogi Adityanath invokes Krishna, Sudama story for inspiration
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath referred to the Krishna-Sudama story while urging people to go cashless. [...]
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I-League: East Bengal bounce back with  3-1 win against Minerva Punjab
East Bengal managed to return to winning ways, securing a 3-1 victory over Minerva Punjab in an I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Sunday. [...]
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No possibility of Vijender Singh fighting Amir Khan in Super Boxing League: Promoters
Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will not compete in the Amir Khan-backed Super Boxing League, which will roll out from July 7. [...]
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Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka recall Lasith Malinga in 15-man squad for prestigious event
Sri Lanka will begin their Champions Trophy campaign against South Africa on June 3 at the Kia Oval, followed by games against India (June 8) and Pakistan (June 12) at Kia Oval and Cardiff respectively. [...]
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Radio Monsoon aims to ensure safety reigns among fishermen in south India | Nicola Slawson
With the rainy season approaching in Kerala state, a radio station is providing a low-tech forecast service to encourage 30,000 families to fish more safelyFor the fisherfolk of India’s southern state of Kerala, risking life and limb is part of everyday life.As fish stocks deplete in coastal waters because of overfishing and climate change, fishermen have no option but to venture ever further out to sea on small boats, flimsy canoes and catamarans. These modest craft are prone to accidents, especially during the monsoon season from June to August. The absence of navigational aids, radio communication or safety devices heightens the risks. Related: On the climate change frontline: the disappearing fishing villages of Bangladesh #GlobalWarning In June and from then on, it's do-or-die trips for us. The sea faces terrible storms Continue reading... [...]
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'Getting rid of the beard is a challenge': the secret world of Asian drag queens
How do you tell the story of the ‘gaysian’ drag scene? With killer heels, pineapple hats and lots of duct tape. We go backstage at Miss Meena and the Masala QueensAn actor waits for his scene, loitering at the edge of the rehearsal studio, mug of tea in hand, dressed unremarkably in khaki T-shirt and grey shorts. But when he walks out into the room, something doesn’t compute. On his feet are a pair of fabulous red high heels, made of satin and mesh, with a killer gradient.This is a rehearsal for Miss Meena and the Masala Queens, the story of a drag queen who runs a once-successful Birmingham drag club, but the glitter is fading on her career. It’s told from a British Asian perspective and, as writer Harvey Virdi explains, sets out to challenge a few delusions: “You talk to people of a certain generation and they say, ‘There are no gay Punjabi boys, there are no gay Sikh boys.’” Miss Meena, we learn, has been ostracised by her family for 20 years. Continue reading... [...]
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Stone pelters in Kashmir mobilised by over 300 Whatsapp groups
Srinagar, Apr 23: Nearly 300 Whatsapp groups were being used to mobilise stone-pelters in Kashmir to disrupt security forces' operations at encounter sites, of which 90 per cent have been shut down, a police official said on Sunday. Each [...]
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Pininfarina reveals EV concepts developed for Hybrid Kinetic Group in China
The reveal saw the global debut of K550 and K750 SUVs and the Asian debut of the H600 luxury sedan. [...]
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BMW Motorrad R 1200 range: an overview
BMW’s R 1200 range consists of a series of bikes powered by boxer-twin engines, with a bike for almost every kind of rider. [...]
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Delhi: Low voter turnout of 54 % recorded in MCD elections
New Delhi, April 23: Millions of voters in the national capital on Sunday exercised their democratic right amid EVM glitches to pick three new municipal bodies in an election crucial for all three main contenders -- the BJP, Congress and the [...]
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Agra violence: 14 right wing members arrested
Agra, April 23: Fourteen persons associated with right-wing outfits were arrested after a case was lodged against over 200 persons for roughing up cops and causing damage at Agra's Sadar Bazaar and Fatehpur Sikri police stations on Saturday. Activists [...]
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Afghanistan reels from Taliban's deadliest attack on army since 2001
Afghans call for government officials to resign after militants storm base at Mazar-i-Sharif and kill at least 140 soldiersAfghans are still reeling from the Taliban’s deadliest attack on the security forces since 2001, with the country’s leadership accused of fumbling the response to the atrocity.As many as a dozen militants stormed the largest army base in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 140 soldiers, many of them unarmed. Related: Taliban kill more than 140 Afghan soldiers at army base Related: Devastation and a war that rages on: visiting the valley hit by the Moab attack Continue reading... [...]
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Modi urges states to consider January-December financial year
New Delhi, April 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the states to consider advancing the financial year to January-December, saying that in a country where agricultural income is exceedingly important, budget should be prepared immediately after its receipt for [...]
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Delhi: TN CM meets the protesting farmers at Jantar Mantar
New Delhi, April 23: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Sunday met with protesting farmers from his state at the Jantar Mantar and assured help. The farmers have protested here for the past 40 days and demands loan waivers, drought [...]
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Narendra Modi chairs NITI Aayog's Governing Council meeting today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired the third meeting of NITI Aayog's Governing Council which will deliberate on the 15-year Vision Document to accelerate the country's economic development. Government had set up NITI Aayog on January 1, 2015 to [...]
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