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India aim to extend dominance over Windies in final ODI
The last time the Carribean side won a bilateral series against India was way back in 2006. [...]
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EC orders probe after Congress flags over 60 lakh 'fake voters' in MP
EC orders probe after Congress flags over 60 lakh 'fake voters' in MP [...]
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Afghan wrestling coach re-opens gym despite losing arm in Isis attack
In a poor corner of Kabul, wrestling offers hope and resistance against Isis’ sectarian terrorTo perform the “saltur”, an Afghan wrestling term, a fighter spins behind their opponent, then lifts them a few inches off the floor and slams the victim backwards overhead and into a pin. It is a technique that coach Ghulam Abbas has taught students for more than 30 years, and one he dearly loves to see.“I forget my troubles when a student takes the opportunity,” says the 57-year-old coach of the Maiwand wrestling club in west Kabul. But he can no longer demonstrate the move. As he strolls among his 40 teenage students, grappling and grunting, his left sleeve hangs conspicuously loose over where his arm should be. Continue reading... [...]
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Saraikela encounter: 1 CoBRA Commando, policeman killed; Chopper sent to airlift injured
One commando of the elite CoBRA force and a policeman were killed in an encounter with the Maoists in Jharkhand's Saraikela region on Thursday. The policeman was initially injured, but it was later reported that he succumbed to his injuries. Two [...]
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PM Modi hosts dinner for \"Friend\" Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a private dinner for his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu and wife Sara at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence on Sunday night. "Delighted to welcome Mrs. Netanyahu and PM @netanyahu to 7, Lok Kalyan [...]
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CPI(M) asks cadres to organise protests against polarisation
New Delhi, Jun 24: The CPI(M) central committee on Sunday asked its units across India to organise protests against the BJP-led central government, alleging that the four-year rule of the dispensation has seen "unprecedented" attacks on people's livelihood and sharpening of [...]
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WATCH: Man attempts stupid selfie stunt, train knocks sense into him
WATCH: Man attempts stupid selfie stunt, train knocks sense into him [...]
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High tide in Mumbai as heavy rain lashes the city; BMC on alert
Mumbai, July 15: Mumbaikars, already battling waterlogging due to heavy rains, faced another tough battle in the form of high tide on Sunday. The highest tide of the season at 4.97 metres is predicted to be at 1.49 pm on Sunday, [...]
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TDP MPs meet Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna
Patna, July 17: Ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs met with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in Patna on Tuesday and handed over TDP President & Andhra Pradesh CM N.Chandrababu Naidu's letter seeking cooperation. {image-tdp-1531813263.jpg [...]
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The big picture: Afghanistan’s largest state school for girls, Herat, 2009
Monika Bulaj’s photograph of Afghan schoolgirls back in class following the fall of the TalibanDozens of young girls are hunched over their books, white headscarves glowing in the dim light, chasing an education, maybe one day even a degree and a job. One is standing up, glancing out of shot towards a teacher, or perhaps just caught up in her dreams.The image, The Hidden Light of Afghanistan, was captured by Polish photographer Monika Bulaj as part of the Aftermath Project, which aims to document the complicated, messy realities of life in the wake of conflict. Bulaj’s subjects are the Afghans the west claims it went to war for in 2001 – all the women shut out from education and work by the Taliban, children whose lives were suffocated by the narrow strictures of extremism. Continue reading... [...]
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Pakistan declares 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed a terrorist
Pakistan declares 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed a terrorist [...]
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Top 5 bikes under Rs 2 lakh in India
Some years ago, it was unimaginable to spend over a lakh on an India-made motorcycle (barring Royal Enfields, of course). Today, this Rs 1-2 lakh segment is one of the fastest growing in the Indian market. Unsurprisingly, this bracket also encompasses some of the most interesting, fun and relatively accessible motorcycles in the country. And as always, we’re looking at the ex-showroom prices, not the final on-road costs. Note: All the prices mentioned here are post-GST. Yamaha FZ25 After years of waiting for Yamaha to launch a quarter-litre motorcycle in India, it finally surprised us this year with the FZ25. The bike sports a squat, muscular stance much like the FZ16 and manages to look quite pleasing, albeit not as intimidating as some of Yamaha’s larger streetfighters. It gets a 249cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that not exactly is a shining example of power and performance, but does dish out a healthy dose of refinement and linear power delivery. Weighing 148kg, the FZ25 is among the lighter bikes in this class, which makes for acceptably sprightly acceleration. And with a claimed mileage of 43kpl, it certainly seems to be one of the most efficient motorcycles in this segment as well. It is sprung a bit on the stiffer side, but that does endow it good handling characteristics, although it is not the best in class. It doesn’t get features such as ABS yet, however, it does pack an LED headlight as well as an all-LCD instrument cluster. The FZ25 might not be setting benchmarks in this category, but with its practicality, comfort, refinement and charming design, it is certainly one of the most easily likeable bikes here. Power: 20.9hp at 8,000rpm Torque: 20Nm at 6,000rpm Price: Rs 1.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Also read: 2017 Yamaha FZ25 review Bajaj Pulsar RS200 The Pulsar RS200 is the company’s flagship model and the only faired motorcycle in its range. It has been around since 2014, and its last noteworthy update came in 2017 with the arrival of the BS-IV emission norms. To refresh your memory, the RS200 is summarily the faired version of the NS200; which, in turn, is Bajaj’s spin on a fun motorcycle produced by its Austrian counterpart – the KTM 200 Duke. However, the RS200 is more than just another motorcycle with a lot of bodywork. The bike has a completely different frame and suspension set-up than the KTM and is a seriously fast and capable motorcycle in its own right. Underneath the fairing sits a 199.5cc motor paired to a six-speed gearbox. This liquid-cooled, four-valve, single-cylinder engine is similar to the KTM but uses a unique triple-spark-plug SOHC layout. The result is a healthy 24.5hp output at 9,750rpm with a peak torque of 18.6Nm at 8,000rpm. Like some of its competition, the RS misses out on LED headlights. However, the projectors it is equipped with do a very good job of lighting up the road. The Pulsar also has decently sized brakes – 300mm up front and 230mm at the rear – and also offers a single-channel ABS. That being said, all is not perfect with the RS200. The fit and finish levels need to improve and the styling is not to all tastes. Power: 24.5hp at 9,750rpm Torque: 18.6Nm at 8,000rpm Price: Rs 1.26 lakh (non-ABS), Rs 1.38 lakh (ABS) (ex-showroom, Delhi) Also read:  2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 vs Bajaj Pulsar RS200 comparison Bajaj Dominar 400 Thanks to Bajaj, we got the first India-made power cruiser last year – the Dominar. Styled to look like the Ducati Diavel’s baby sibling with its low-slung, muscular stance, the Dominar packs quite a bit of road presence. There are some very interesting design choices as well, such as mounting the tell-tale lights on the fuel tank in a secondary instrument dashboard rather than around the all-digital primary instrument console. And it has the performance to match its beefy looks as well, as it packs a motor derived from the 373cc mill found in the KTM 390. Sure, it only gets a single camshaft, so it does lack a bit of the top-end performance of the orange machine. But thanks to three sparkplugs in the head and an engine specifically tuned for bottom-end performance, you get improved fuel efficiency and a whopping 28Nm (of the total 35Nm) of torque coming in at just 3,000rpm. This means brisk low-speed acceleration; and the Dominar can also manage to cruise comfortably at speeds of 120-130kph. It stops short of being a long-distance tourer, thanks to a small fuel tank, capacity of 13 litres, and a stiff suspension. But because of its setup, it does manage great handling characteristics; and with optional dual-channel ABS, stopping power isn’t an issue either. The Dominar promises and delivers a very thrilling riding experience. Power: 35hp at 8,000rpm Torque: 35Nm at 6,500rpm Price: Rs 1.62 lakh (dual-channel ABS) (ex-showroom, Delhi) Also read: 2017 Bajaj Dominar 400 re [...]
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India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Heinrich Klaasen, JP Duminy come good as the Proteas level series at 1-1
Heinrich Klaasen and skipper JP Duminy sparkled with the bat as South Africa beat India by six wickets in the 2nd T20I to level the three-game series at 1-1 at Centurion's SuperSport Park on Wednesday.  [...]
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‘Teary eyed' Kamal Haasan pays tribute to Sridevi in a video message
In a video message expressing grief over the demise of actress Sridevi, actor turned politician Kamal Haasan on Sunday got emotional and said her stardom was well deserved. Haasan, who worked with Sridevi in over 25 films, said her stardom was [...]
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Gauri Gill's best photograph: a rat nursing an elderly woman
At the Bahoda mask festival in India, people dress up as characters from myth. But I wanted to have real people in real situations – as well as a ratIn 2014, I was working in rural Maharashtra, in western India, when I heard about the Bahoda festival, in which papier-mache artists create masks of characters from Hindu and tribal myth. People are chosen to wear them and are consecrated by a priest, after which they “become” their characters and parade through their village over several nights.The masks are spectacular. But I began to wonder why what is represented in rituals is often so idealised. Why are there no people with grey hair or big noses? Why is no one wearing spectacles? Why can’t routine gestures, such as sweeping the floor, be enacted too, as opposed to the drama of slaying a demon?I wondered why masks are idealised. Why are there no people with grey hair? Why is no one wearing spectacles? Continue reading... [...]
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F1 tycoon Vijay Mallya’s superyacht impounded over wage dispute
Luxury $93m vessel seized in row over businessman’s failure to pay crew $1m in wagesA $93m (£67m) superyacht owned by Indian multimillionaire Vijay Mallya has been impounded in Malta in a dispute over the businessman’s failure to pay the crew more than $1m in wages.Mallya’s 95-metre Indian Empress was boarded by port officials and prevented from leaving Malta on Tuesday as part of the crew’s legal action to recover unpaid wages. Continue reading... [...]
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Honda CB300R booked for three months
At the launch of the CB300R, Honda announced that it had already received three months’ worth of booking for the street-naked motorcycle. Honda has priced it at Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom, India), which puts it in the competitive entry-level sports bike segment. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, senior vice president – sales and marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, said, “Honda has put the spotlight on the growing middleweight category and motor enthusiasts across India have responded. In just 25 days since the start of bookings, the CB300R is already booked for over three months, based on our current production plan”. While this is impressive, the company hasn’t given out an exact figure. This means, there could have been a limited-production plan to begin with. The CB300R is being sold in India as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) offering and is available across Honda’s 22 Wing World dealerships in the country for a booking amount of Rs 5,000. The company has also said that deliveries are set to begin from March 2019 onwards. The CB300R has been tweaked slightly for the Indian market. While the bike uses the same 286cc, four-valve, single-cylinder, DOHC liquid-cooled motor that is paired to a 6-speed gearbox, the India-spec engine makes 30.4hp at 8,000rpm and 27.4Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. These figures are slightly lower than the UK-spec bike and the spec sheet of the India-spec CB mentions that it makes 1hp less at 8,000rpm (instead of 8,500rpm) and 0.1Nm of torque less at 6,500rpm (instead of 7,500rpm). The Indian model also uses Michelin Pilot Street tyres instead of the Dunlops found on the international-spec model. Its kerb weight of 147kg also makes the CB300R one of the lightest motorcycles in the segment. In terms of competition, the CB300R goes up against the BMW G 310 R (Rs 2.99 lakh), KTM 390 Duke (Rs 2.44 lakh) and the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 (which start at Rs 2.50 lakh)(all prices, ex-showroom, India). Also see: 2019 Honda CB300R image gallery 2019 Honda CB300R: 5 things to know 2019 Honda CB300R vs rivals: Specifications comparison [...]
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DMK will face 'threat' after Sept 5 rally, claims Alagiri
Madurai, Aug 25: Expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri on Saturday fired a fresh salvo claiming the party would face a 'threat' after his September 5 Chennai rally, expected to be a show of strength by him. Days after [...]
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Shivraj Singh Chauhan to restart his Jan Ashirvad Yatra from August 29
New Delhi, Aug 28: Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who had stopped his Jan Ashirvad Yatra after the death of former Prime Minister of the country Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will restart his yatra from Rahli to reach Teekamgarh in [...]
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Female smokers at higher risk of brain bleed
Women indulging in smoking are more at risk of developing bleeding inside the lining of the brain.  Women indulging in smoking are more at risk of developing bleeding inside the li [...]
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First 3D printed car on roads by 2019
The world’s first 3D printed car looks set to make production next year – and its maker believes it previews an “inevitable” change that’ll affect the whole industry. Produced by Chinese company Polymaker and Italy-based vehicle manufacturer X Electrical Vehicle (XEV), the Smart-sized LSEV is almost entirely made using 3D printing technology, which creates parts from the ground up, layer by layer. Only a few components, such as the chassis, glass windscreen and tyres, are made using conventional methods. This means that, like most 3D printed products, waste material produced from the production of the vehicle is drastically reduced – something that Polymaker boss Xiaofan Luo said will “inspire more [car] companies to adopt 3D printing”. 3D printing has also enabled Polymaker to reduce the number of plastic parts in the car from 2000 (using conventional built methods) to just 57 – a vital improvement that could help to significantly reduce the environmental impact of car production. A prototype for the LSEV demonstrates the performance it can offer. The prototype is claimed to be capable of a 93-mile range and can do 43mph. It weighs 450kg – close to half that of a Smart Fortwo. The LSEV is on display at Shanghai’s China 3D-printing Culture Museum. It will be shown at the Beijing motor show next month. It took three days to build the prototype and XEV expects production to eventually total around 500 units per year on a single production line. When sales open sometime in late 2019, likely to be in China first, prices are estimated to start at about £7100. Luo believes that the LSEV will soon be followed by more 3D printed cars. He said that: “The availability of more functional high-performance materials will enable 3D printing to be used on many more applications.” He described 3D printing production as “an inevitable trend in the [car] industry”. Established manufacturers have recently begun to use 3D printing for component production. Mini offers 3D printed trim that can be completely customised, while Bugatti has developed a 3D printed brake caliper that it claims is 2kg lighter but tougher than the previous part. [...]
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Manufacture, Sale and Distribution of 439 Drugs prohibited in India
New Delhi, August 2 The government today said it has prohibited the manufacture, sale and distribution of 439 drugs in the country. {image-jpnadda-26-1461674460.jpg www.oneindia.com} "The government has so far prohibited/restricted/ suspended 439 drugs for sale, sale and distribution in the country. [...]
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Hearing on petitions challenging Rafale deal expected in SC today
New Delhi, Oct 10: The Supreme Court will hear a fresh PIL against the Rafale deal between India and France today. A Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph said it [...]
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1.24 km river ropeway planned to boost tourism in Goa
Panaji, Aug 8: A 1.24 km long ropeway, linking Panaji to the picturesque Reis Magos village and home to one of the most popular Portuguese-era fort, is being planned over Mandovi river, Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Monday."The length [...]
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Congress warns people to be wary of BJP's ‘lies and deception'
Accusing the BJP of dividing the people to be in power, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala warned people to remain vigilant against such attempts. He said that the BJP came to power at the Centre and in Haryana on the basis of [...]
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Kerala plans aerospace park, to supply components for ISRO projects
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21: The much awaited space tech park inKerala for which the state government had tied up with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in March this year, would likely to be up and running by June next year. This will [...]
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He's so consistent, he even fights with the law of averages: Krunal Pandya on Kohli, after heroic knock in Sydney
India will next take on Australia in the first test of the four-match Test series at Adelaide on December 6.  [...]
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India can't be run by 3 people, Oppn to unite in 6-12 months: Rahul Gandhi
The country has become "slave" to a handful of BJP-RSS leaders, Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged today and asserted that the entire opposition will unite in six months to a year to show the trio -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP [...]
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