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Suspected militants, who gunned down cable operator in Kashmir, identified
A police official told India today that Hilal Ahmad Malik, resident of Malik Mohalla, Shopian was shot at by the gunmen near his residence around 8:05 pm. [...]
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BMW i3 facelift unveiled with a top-spec 184hp i3s
BMW i3 facelift unveiled with a top-spec 184hp i3s [...]
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Technology and multinationals: Taking another look
New Delhi hosted two important international conferences in the past few weeks. One organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the other by the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC). Both conferences focused mainly on the pattern of international economic relations and the establishment of a just and equitable economic order. [...]
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Five factors AAP may consider before announcing Sidhu as its face in Punjab
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New FDI norms pave way for Apple Stores in India
  The Indian Government has reportedly approved a three-year exemption from the 30% annual local sourcing norms required for foreign single-brand retail companies with “cutting-edge technology&rdq... [...]
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India to bring back stranded elephant from Bangladesh
Kolkata, July 27: The Centre has cleared a proposal to send a rescue team to Bangladesh to bring back an elephant stranded in the neighbouring country after being washed away by the strong currents of the Brahmaputra from Assam. Officials of [...]
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Chinese troops try intruding into Indian territory in Ladakh, attempt foiled
An attempt by Chinese soldiers to enter Indian territory along the banks of Pangong lake in Ladakh was foiled by Indian troops on Tuesday. Two attempts were made by Chinese troops to intrude into Indian territory, both of which [...]
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The lack of legality in the US-led invasion of Afghanistan | Letters
Ian Sinclair takes issue with the idea that the 2001 invasion was legal. Plus Dr Richard Lawson suggests that the west buy Afghan farmers’ opium crop, medicalise it, and use it medicinally in AfricaWas the 2001 US-led invasion and subsequent ongoing occupation of Afghanistan “never an illegal war”, as the Guardian asserts (Editorial, 23 August)?Written in 2010, the official House of Commons Library briefing paper on the subject makes interesting reading: “The military campaign in Afghanistan was not specifically mandated by the UN, but was widely (although not universally) perceived to be a legitimate form of self-defence under the UN charter.” Continue reading... [...]
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Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar get performance upgrades
Volvo V60 and S60 Polestar get performance upgrades [...]
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Take away Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it | George Monbiot
Once she was an inspiration. Now, silent on the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, she is complicit in crimes against humanityFew of us expect much from political leaders: to do otherwise is to invite despair. But to Aung San Suu Kyi we entrusted our hopes. To mention her name was to invoke patience and resilience in the face of suffering, courage and determination in the unyielding struggle for freedom. She was an inspiration to us all.She has denied the very identity of the people being attacked, asking the US ambassador not to use the term Rohingya Related: Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar's great hope fails to live up to expectations Continue reading... [...]
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Ryan school website hacked, homepage replaced with tribute to Pradyuman Thakur
Hackers today took down the Ryan International group's website, displaying a message that paid tribute to Pradyuman Thakur, the seven-year-old who was murder on school premises last Friday. [...]
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Dell Inspiron 3000, 5000 hybrid laptops: Versatile, not premium
  Dell has introduced its new lineup of hybrid laptops in India, under the Inspiron series. The Inspiron 3000 series now has an 11.6" hybrid with Pentium and Core m3 processor variants, while the I... [...]
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That Wonderful Time of the Year
It’s greek to me: A batch of Kourambiethes for Christmas. (Source: Express Archive) By: Shantanu David From the Chef’s kitchen: KOURAMBIETHES (GREEK ALMOND CHRISTMAS COOKIES) I [...]
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An IT SEZ to come up in West Bengal? Infosys seeks govt nod to set up the zone
New Delhi, Aug 5: Software major Infosys has sought the Union government's approval to set up an IT special economic zone (SEZ) in West Bengal. The company's application will be considered by the inter-ministerial body, Board of Approval (BoA), headed by [...]
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Yogi <i>Raaj</i>: Now, quota ends for SC, ST, OBC students in private medical colleges
The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday announced to end quota-based reservation for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Castes in private medical colleges in the state. According to the reports, the order was passed [...]
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Thane: 54-year-old man stung to death by swarm of bees
Police said that locals rushed with buckets of water but could not save Saraf. He fell unconscious and was later rushed to hospital where he was declared dead. [...]
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Yanni Greatest Hits – Best Instrumental Music
Yiannis Chryssomallis, Giánnis Chrysomállis; born November 14, 1954, known professionally as Yanni, is a Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer who has spent his adult life in the United States. Yanni continues to use the musical shorthand that he developed as a child, blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. Although this genre of music was not well suited for commercial pop radio and music television, Yanni received international recognition by producing concerts at historic monuments and by producing videos that were broadcast on public television. His breakthrough concert, Live at the Acropolis, yielded the second best-selling music concert video of all time. Additional historic sites for Yanni’s concerts have included India’s Taj Mahal, China’s Forbidden City, the United Arab Emirates’ Burj Khalifa, Russia’s Kremlin, Puerto Rico’s El Morro castle, Lebanon’s ancient city of Byblos, Tunisia’s Roman Theatre of Carthage, India’s Laxmi Vilas Palace, the Egyptian pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza, and the Amman Citadel. At least sixteen of Yanni’s albums have peaked at No. 1 in Billboard’s “Top New Age Album” category, and two albums (Dare to Dream and In My Time) received Grammy Award nominations. Yanni has performed in more than 30 countries on five continents, and through late 2015 Yanni had performed live in concert before more than 5 million people and had accumulated more than 40 platinum and gold albums globally, with sales totalling over 25 million copies. A longtime fundraiser for public television, Yanni’s compositions have been used on commercial television programs, especially for sporting events. He has written film scores and the music for an award-winning British Airways television commercial. Yanni popularised the combination of electronic music synthesizers with a full scale symphony orchestra. He has employed musicians of various nationalities and has incorporated a variety of exotic instruments to create music that has been called an eclectic fusion of ethnic sounds. Influenced by his encounters with cultures around the world, Yanni has been called a “true global artist” and his music is said to reflect his “one world, one people” philosophy. Source: Wikipedia [...]
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India-spec Renault Captur revealed
India-spec Renault Captur revealed [...]
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Man held for trespassing into Amitabh Bachchan’s home
The accused scaled Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow in Juhu, only to make him listen to his original composition in the wee hours of Monday, police said. A 23-year-old Bhojpuri singer [...]
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Dalit leaders still slaves of political parties : Rajasthan Speaker
Jaipur, Apr 12: Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal on Wednesday said that the people from weaker sections have not received their share post independence and even elected Dalit leaders continue to be "slaves" of their political parties. "People from [...]
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HP Pavilion x360 14 ba-073TX
  The HP Pavilion x360 range of laptops have been around for quite some time now and with each passing year HP is making them better. For 2017, HP has launched three new models, one 11-inch, and two 14-... [...]
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This time Britain must resist colluding in US drone terror | Clive Lewis
The use of drones devastates communities and fuels terrorist recruitment. Theresa May should not be drawn into Trump’s threats against Pakistan• Clive Lewis is the Labour MP for Norwich SouthI know what it’s like to feel the fear of battle. To be constantly looking over my shoulder and thinking every sound might be a bomb or a bullet. When I served in Afghanistan in 2009 I felt that fear, but I made a choice to serve in the army and I knew I could come home to safety at the end of my tour. For people living in the border regions of Pakistan their homes may not be a place of safety for much longer. A familiar fear could be about to return to the skies overhead. Related: 41 men targeted but 1,147 people killed: US drone strikes – the facts on the ground Related: Trump to expand US military intervention in Afghanistan Continue reading... [...]
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Kerala monsoon pushes state out of gear, schools, colleges to remain shut
Kerala government has declared holiday for all educational institutes in wake of torrential rainfall that has thrown the state out of gear. [...]
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Madaari grosses Rs 4.45 crore worldwide on opening day but that isn’t Irrfan Khan’s main concern
Madaari grosses Rs 4.45 crore worldwide on opening day. Irrfan Khan starrer Madaari earned Rs 4.45 crore worldwide on its opening day, according to its makers. The film collected Rs [...]
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The pseudo alternative
Illustration by: C R Sasikumar The Sangh Parivar’s claims to being the true repository of Indian history and culture become louder every time it wields political power. It announc [...]
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July 28, Forty Years Ago: More Power To SC
The Swaran Singh Committee on constitutional reforms recommended more powers to the Supreme Court in relation to those in the High Courts. of the amendments the committee has suggested aims at empowering the Supreme Court to transfer a case pending in the [...]
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Spectrum usage charge: Cabinet okays 3% SUC for September auction
The Trai had reconsidered its original proposal after the Union Cabinet, on June 22, had referenced back the SUC issue to the sectoral regulator for its opinion. The Cabinet on Wedn [...]
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Bolt vs Them
Minutes after landing in Rio, Usain Bolt was asked if, during his long flight from home, he had dreamt about winning his third Olympic treble. “I didn’t sleep at all,” he said with a drawl. He isn’t the only one tossing and turning at night wonder [...]
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