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Gorkhaland stir: West Bengal Police digs who all GJM leaders called while Darjeeling burned
The police has started an investigation to find if there is any conspiracy at play behind the Darjeeling unrest. [...]
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Now, China moves military equipment to Tibet. Should India be scared?
The massive deployment of military might is in northern Tibet, but it will take only six to seven hours for the troops to move to China's side of Nathu La in the Sikkim section. [...]
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Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin had second undisclosed meeting at G20: White House
White House spokesman Sean Spicer and National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton confirmed that Trump and Putin spoke at a dinner for world leaders and their spouses at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. [...]
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CBI raids against Lalu Prasad, son Tejashwi and the Mahagathbandhan crisis in Bihar
CBI raids in a fresh corruption case against Lalu and son Tejashwi land their party's alliance with Nitish in crisis. [...]
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Made to perfection: India Today honours the country's emerging entrepreneurs
The second India Today Make in India Emerging Entrepreneur Awards honour the country's brightest business talent for their spirit of innovation and enterprise [...]
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BCCI appoints Bharat Arun as bowling coach, Sanjay Bangar to continue as assistant coach
Putting an end to all speculations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, announced Bharat Arun as the new bowling coach of Team India. [...]
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CCTV footage from Bengaluru Central Jail proves that Sasikala is a VIP prisoner
An undated footage from the Bengaluru Central Prison shows Sasikala Natarajan is indeed a VIP prisoner. The footage shows the disproportionate assets case convict dressed in mufti and holding a shopping bag. The footage shows a woman jail staff [...]
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Mayawati resigns hours after she walks out of Rajya Sabha
BSP supremo Mayawati resigned from Rajya Sabha as MP hours after she threatened to quit for restricting her impromptu speech on anti-Dalit violence in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh in the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament. After the resignation, Mayawati said, 'When [...]
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Don't use Doklam standoff to achieve political targets, China tells India
India should not take the trespass as a policy tool to reach or realise their political targets, China said on Tuesday. The foreign ministry also said it was in "close communication" with foreign missions in Beijing on the standoff with India, [...]
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Xiaomi Mi Max 2
  I’ve said this once before, I’ll say it again, smartphone makers can’t be allowed to rehash old designs and sell them as new phones. But alas! That plea falls on deaf ears and we hav... [...]
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J&K: Soldier martyred in Pakistan firing
An Indian Army jawan was martyred in a Pakistani sniper firing along Line of Control (LoC) in Nowgam sector of Handwara in Kashmir. According to sources, the soldier belonged to 4/1 GR of the Army. The Indian Army is retaliating to [...]
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PETN found in UP assembly: All-party meet to discuss assembly security
Lucknow, July 18: Speaker Hriday Narain Dixit on Tuesday called for an all-party meeting would be held to discuss security of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly in the wake of explosive material being recovered from the premises. However, she did not specify [...]
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UN influence in Myanmar at a low after Aung San Suu Kyi cold shoulders envoys
Fears grow of terminal decline in relations as top UN official is denied access to area at centre of alleged human rights abuses and stonewalled by governmentThere is growing concern that the influence of the UN in Myanmar is in serious decline, as confusion surrounds what is being done to tackle the “glaringly dysfunctional” mission there.According to Guardian sources, it is now clear that during a key visit in May, a senior UN official and his delegation were snubbed by the Myanmar government, which is under fire after allegations of human rights abuses in its troubled Rakhine state. Related: Aung San Suu Kyi rejects UN inquiry into crimes against Rohingya Continue reading... [...]
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Wellbeing campaigner: society should shape business – not the other way round
Conventional development is destructive, the SDGs are a hinderance and localisation is the answer, says local-food pioneer Helena Norberg-HodgeIt was seeing a remote region of the Indian Himalayas transform as western influence seeped in from the 1970s onwards that convinced Helena Norberg-Hodge of the destructive nature of conventional development.Campaigner Norberg-Hodge spent many years in Ladakh in northern India, first visiting in 1975 as part of an anthropological film crew. She was captivated by the place and returned to spend six months of the year there every year for the next 15 years, becoming fluent in the language and establishing NGOs and renewable energy projects to help local people. Continue reading... [...]
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Naidu is suitable candidate for Vice-President: PM Modi
New Delhi, July 17: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is likely to become the country's next vice president, with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party announcing his candidature on Monday. As soon as BJP national president Amit Shah announced Naidu's name many [...]
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Report on casualties in Sikkim baseless, malicious: MEA
External affairs ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay on Monday rejected as "utterly baseless, malicious and mischievous" reports in a section of the Pakistani media claiming that over 150 Indian Army soldiers died in Sikkim due to a Chinese rocket attack. Ministry of [...]
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Member of India's lowest caste expected to be elected president
Ram Nath Kovind, nominee of Narendra Modi’s party, is from dalit (Untouchable) community, the country’s most oppressedA member of India’s poorest and most oppressed caste is expected to be elected president.Ram Nath Kovind, the governor of Bihar until last month, was announced as the nominee of Narendra Modi’s government in June, in what was widely seen as part of a decades-long strategy by Hindu nationalists to win over members of the dalit (Untouchable) community. Related: India's caste system: ‘They are trying to erase dalit history. This is a martyrdom, a sacrifice’ Voted in the Presidential elections 2017. pic.twitter.com/2EttGVwwhs Related: India’s caste system is alive and kicking – and maiming and killing | Mari Marcel Thekaekara Continue reading... [...]
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Govt restores crucial post in China border guarding force after 3 years
Amidst escalating tension between India and China, the government on Monday restored a crucial senior-level post in the border guarding force Indo-Tibetan Border Police after three years, to strengthen the paramilitary. 1986-batch Indian Police Service officer R K Mishra today took [...]
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2018 Hyundai Verna ready for launch
Here's everything we know about the new Hyundai Verna. [...]
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Sorry, lost your form: How this DU college tormented champion cricketer trying to secure admission
Ajay Guliya (17), who scored the highest during the sports trail ahead of Delhi University admissions was shocked to see his name missing from merit list. On prodding the authorities, he was told that his form has been misplaced. [...]
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Beijing does not fear war: Is China gearing for battle over Doklam standoff?
Chinese media today seems to have sounded battle bells already over the escalated Doklam standoff with Indian troops. It read that Beijing does not fear war and that India would face consequences. [...]
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Rugs to riches: Meet the carpet manufacturer who defied all social stigmas
Meet Nand Kishore Chaudhary, a carpet manufacturer who defied all social stigmas and now is a proud owner of a company with an annual turnover of Rs 150 crore. [...]
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Mohammad Amir calls Virat Kohli best current batsman in world cricket
Kohli has also been a big admirer of Amir's talent and had even gifted him a bat after the latter's return from 5-year suspension. [...]
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Female cricketer dismisses Pakistan's Umar Akmal in exhibition match – watch video
Women cricketers have  managed to break records created by men and have even made some which their male counterparts cannot even think of breaking. [...]
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Karbonn Aura 4G Plus
  If you’re planning or willing to buy a budget smartphone, my first suggestion to you would be, get something above Rs. 7,000, which is pretty much the threshold for any phone that qualifies as &... [...]
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British Museum helps return stolen artefact to Uzbekistan
Museum contacted after large 13th-century glazed tile taken from monument in 2014 turned up for sale in Mayfair galleryThe British Museum has helped to recover an important medieval Islamic artefact that surfaced in a London gallery after it was stolen from a monument in Uzbekistan.The enormous calligraphic glazed tile – half a metre in height – had disappeared in 2014. Thieves left a gaping hole after they removed it from the magnificent entrance facade of a 12th-century monument, just over 12 miles (20km) from Bukhara, the Unesco world heritage site on the ancient Silk Road route. Related: Gandharan Buddha thought looted from Kabul will be on show at the British Museum until mid-July Continue reading... [...]
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Afghanistan: civilian deaths at record high in 16-year war, says UN
Child deaths rise 9% and casualties among women are up 23%, says report that cites Taliban’s homemade bombs as main causeThe number of civilian deaths in the Afghan war has reached a record high, continuing an almost unbroken trend of nearly a decade of rising casualties.The number of deaths of women and children grew especially fast, primarily due to the Taliban’s use of homemade bombs, which caused 40% of civilian casualties in the first six months of 2017, according to UN figures released on Monday. Related: We foreigners in Kabul marvel at Afghan 'resilience'. But they have no other choice | Sune Engel Rasmussen Continue reading... [...]
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Naidu’s incredible journey: From a farmer’s son to vice-presidential candidate
BJP Parliamentary Board on Monday unanimously chose Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu as the NDA's candidate for the Vice-presidential polls that are scheduled to take place next month. All NDA allies have welcomed this decision. The 68-year-old was handling the portfolios of Housing and [...]
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