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BJP councillor's brother killed over water dispute in South Delhi
BJP councillor's brother killed over water dispute in South Delhi [...]
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Delhi tries to water down dust pollution
Delhi tries to water down dust pollution [...]
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High-speed rail from Delhi to Haryana soon
High-speed rail from Delhi to Haryana soon [...]
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Corsair K55 RGB
  The prices of mechanical keyboards have been going down for a few years steadily. So much so that basic keyboards with mechanical switches are now available at the price of premium membrane keyboards.... [...]
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Kodak 50UHDXSMART TV
  When you purchase a TV on a budget, chances are you are making a compromise in one department or the other, be it picture quality, panel quality, OS, thickness, audio quality, etc. For a price of Rs 4... [...]
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A cure-all for the world
A cure-all for the world [...]
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Kashmir editor shot dead in Srinagar alongside bodyguards
Shujaat Bukhari, 50, first journalist to be killed in 12 years in disputed region A leading journalist and editor who worked for peace in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir has been shot dead along with his bodyguards.Shujaat Bukhari had just left the Srinagar city office of his newspaper, Rising Kashmir, on Thursday when three men on a motorcycle fired at him and his two guards, police said.#GlobalEditorsSummit 2018 #Lisbon pic.twitter.com/U4VyrSxrMUGeneral public is requested to identify the suspects in pictures involved in today’s terror attack at press enclave.#ShujaatBukhari @JmuKmrPolice @spvaid @DIGCKRSGR @PoliceSgr pic.twitter.com/3cXM0CC8BDThe @FCCNewDelhi strongly condemns the senseless killing of @RisingKashmir editor and veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari and his two personal security officers.Despite understandable grief, the journalists at @RisingKashmir still managed to put out the next day's newspaper. pic.twitter.com/Uqyrhq9IBs Continue reading... [...]
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Japanese brewery admits donating to Myanmar army during Rohingya crisis
Japan urged to examine payments made by Kirin subsidiary at height of ethnic cleansing campaign in Rakhine state, which firm claims were for victimsThe Japanese government has been urged to investigate “immoral” payments made by a subsidiary of one of the country’s most popular breweries to Myanmar’s military.Kirin Holdings Company has admitted its offshoot, Myanmar Brewery, made the payments late last year, during the height of the ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya population in Rakhine state. Related: Myanmar army killing civilians in escalating conflict in Kachin, warns UN Continue reading... [...]
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Were naxals planning a recruitment drive at JNU
The submission made by the Pune police before a court suggest that the urban naxals were planning a major recruitment drive in the JNU. The recruitments and the luring of students into their thought process were to be done through a [...]
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Split wide open: How Dalits are revolting within the naxal ranks
In the crackdown against naxalites and their friends in the urban areas, there is plenty of information on their modus operandi that has been coming out. The Special Intelligence Branch which keeps a close watch on their activities say that there [...]
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FIFA World Cup 2018 Live: Portugal vs Spain, Portugal equalise 3-3
A galaxy of stars descend in Sochi with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, William, Pepe among others in the Portugal side while Diego Costa, Andres Iniesta, Jordi Alba and several other highlighting Spain's squad. [...]
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Delhi's air pollution is now so bad it is literally off the chart
Dust storms come months before the start of city’s traditional ‘pollution season’Smog more toxic than can be measured by monitoring devices has blanketed the Indian capital this week, months before the start of Delhi’s traditional “pollution season”.A thick haze was visible across the city from Tuesday and some government pollution monitors have recorded concentrations of 999 – the highest they can measure – as dust storms kicked up in nearby Rajasthan state blanketed the region.river of dust, high atmospheric aerosol loading, and hazardous air quality over N.I. subcontinent, as seen today by @nasa satellites and forecast at https://t.co/wBpx9GB1Cn - data from @NASAEarthData #worldview @airqualityindia @PakAirQuality @Open_AQ @jksmith34 @CBhattacharji pic.twitter.com/KnE25oTBJs Related: Breathless in Delhi: a taste of environmental Armageddon | Brigid Delaney's diary Continue reading... [...]
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US drone strike kills Pakistan Taliban leader, say officials
Kabul and Islamabad say Mullah Fazlullah killed along with two others in AfghanistanA US drone strike in north-east Afghanistan has killed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, according to Pakistani and Afghan officials.A spokesperson for Afghanistan’s ministry of defence said two other Taliban militants were also killed in the strike in Kunar province. Fazlullah led the insurgency in Pakistan’s Swat valley between 2007-09 and ordered some of the most shocking attacks in the country’s history, including an assault on a school that killed 132 children and the shooting of the young activist Malala Yousafzai. Continue reading... [...]
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Meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog postponed
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the fourth meeting of Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 17 June. The day-long meeting will be attended by Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, Lieutenant Governors of Union Territories and senior officials from [...]
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Weather forecast for June 16: Mumbai rains to increase in next 24 hours
Monsoon will remain active giving light to moderate rain with few heavy spells over South Konkan and Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Kerala, Sub Himalayan West Bengal and Northeast India. Here is the weather forecast for Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai for June [...]
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IBPS RRB notification released, check all details here
The IBPS RRB notification has been released. The notification is out for recruitment of Group "A"-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group "B"-Office Assistant (Multipurpose) has been released. The selection process will be held between August and October 2018. [...]
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How Shujaat Bukhari’s murder exposes divide in media industry, dangers faced by fearless scribes
New Delhi, June 15: Currently, journalism in India is in the doldrums, to put it mildly. While on the one hand freedom of speech of journalists is under constant attack, on the other hand a group of so-called journalists have easily [...]
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VHP plans legal action against the agency defaming it
New Delhi: US intelligence agency CIA in the update of world factbook called Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal under the political pressure group and leaders category as a religious terrorist organisation while the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as nationalist organisation. Separatist [...]
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Delhi chief minister's dharna at Raj Bhawan continues while the city reeling under water crisis
New Delhi: At the time when the Delhi city is reeling under severe drinking crisis, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his three cabinet colleague - Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Home Minister Satyendra Jain and Labour Minister Gopal Rai - [...]
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Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar in the works
Volvo announced a new range-topping version of its upcoming S60. Preview images show that it uses high-performance Polestar parts and gets a boost in its electrified powertrain. Dubbed the 'S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered', the car will sit above the regular T8 Twin Engine variant of the new S60 due for a reveal next week, albeit leaked online, last month. Volvo has confirmed that the top S60 model will use a reworked version of the T8 Twin Engine’s hybrid powertain, which comprises a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor. The engine produces a peak of 415hp and 670Nm of torque, up from 400hp and 640Nm of torque in the regular T8 model. The Swedish automaker has said that the software upgrades used to achieve this also unlock greater fuel economy and improved pure-electric performance, while smoothing out the eight-speed gearbox’s operation through a more effective torque-fill. The car's Polestar-engineered parts include monoblock Brembo brake callipers painted in gold, slotted brake discs and Öhlins shock-absorbers for the multi-link front and rear suspension. The shocks are borrowed from the Polestar 1 hybrid performance car, implying that they are adjustable. The strut-brace that supports them to enhance front-end handling is also taken from the Polestar 1. Additionally, new lightweight wheels reduce un-sprung mass, while chrome exhaust tailpipes and gold-coloured seatbelts emphasise the car’s link to Polestar. Henrik Green, senior vice-president of research and development at Volvo, said that the parts have been “fine-tuned to work together, delivering a responsive and exciting driver’s car”. The Polestar Engineered sedan is the first of three confirmed models engineered by the carmaker's performance hybrid and EV brand, Polestar. The other two will join the V60 and XC60 ranges in 2019, simultaneously kick-starting Volvo’s shift towards electrification. Volvo has plans to see 25 percent of its line-up using electrified power by 2025. “Electric cars are our future,” said Håkan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo. “Today starts a new era of Volvo electrified models enhanced by Polestar’s performance engineering prowess. This strategy is firmly grounded in our shared belief in an electric future for the car industry.” Volvo will reveal the new S60 T8 next week at its first US manufacturing plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The facility will handle production for all S60s as the first Volvo model to be made in the US. [...]
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Kashmir: Army jawan Aurungzeb who was abducted by terrorists found dead
Army jawan, Aurangzeb, who was abducted by the terrorists earlier today, was found dead at Gusoo area in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. The abduction of Aurangzeb had sent the security mechanism into a tizzy. A massive search operation was launched to secure [...]
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Eid 2018: Kerala to celebrate tomorrow, rest of India on Saturday
Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country except Kerala on Saturday as the moon was not sighted today, Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari said. The festival will be celebrated tomorrow in the southern state as the moon was sighted [...]
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Intruder rapes woman in her South Delhi home
Intruder rapes woman in her South Delhi home [...]
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Delhi: Man held with 15 bullets in a bag at IGI airport
New Delhi, Jun 14: A Guwahati-bound passenger was apprehended at the Delhi airport today for allegedly carrying 15 live bullet rounds in his baggage, an official said. A CISF officer, deputed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) to scan the [...]
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Shujaat Bukhari's killing: Condolences pour in, media fraternity shocked
From politicians to journalists, the killing of Rising Kashmir's editor Shujaat Bukhari has left everyone shocked. Fifty-three-year-old Bukhari, who had worked as the state correspondent for national daily 'The Hindu' for several years, was shot dead soon after he boarded his [...]
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FIFA World Cup 2018 Group A points table: Russia on top
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Breaking bread, piercing prejudice: how a Ramadan meal united faiths | Amrit Dhillon
Concerned about the portrayal of Muslims in India, author Nazia Erum hosted a multi-faith dinner in New Delhi to lay a few misconceptions to restAt a dinner in a Delhi home on Sunday, guests around the table were asked to write down one stereotype that they – Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus – had about one another. The purpose? Breaking prejudices while breaking bread together.The interfaith meal was prompted by the hosts’ desire to address preconceptions about Muslims, whom they feel have been targeted under Narendra Modi’s government. Continue reading... [...]
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Reporting from south-east Asia: 'I have witnessed hope triumph over fear'
The Guardian’s recently arrived correspondent reflects on the remarkable events of her first months in the job“Re-for-masi, Re-for-masi, Re-for-masi.” It was a warm evening last month as I stood in a field in Malaysia, listening as this deafening chant rang out from a crowd of thousands, gathered in an intoxicating mass. This was history in motion: Anwar Ibrahim, the man who had paid the high price of two jail terms for his attempts to bring reform in Malaysia – and who had coined the “reformasi” chant as the rallying cry for change – had just been released from prison that morning. A free man, he stood triumphant on stage as I watched from the sidelines. “We have entered a new era for Malaysia,” he shouted, to another euphoric roar from the crowd. Mahathir Mohamad takes no prisoners in his answers and, at 92, would probably outpace me in a marathon Continue reading... [...]
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