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Must read: the edible atlas that celebrates everyday food
The Vietnamese banh mi is the baguette made airier. As we watch, agog, the streets of Bangkok patrolled by soldiers securing the military takeover, it is an apt moment to look at th [...]
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Committed to farm loan waiver, else will retire, says Kumaraswamy
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday said he is committed to waive farm loans or else he will retire from politics. The JD(S) leader, who was sworn-in as Karnataka chief minister last week after the Congress extended unconditional [...]
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'Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife, mother made to look like widows': Sushma Swaraj
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday came down heavily on Pakistan over the treatment meted out to Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife and mother when they visited Islamabad to meet him. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Swaraj said human rights of the [...]
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The Guardian view on the Kabul bombing: vicious identity violence | Editorial
In a nation worn down by war, Isis’s ability to turn latent divisions into bloody slaughter should not be underestimatedAfghanistan’s 16-year war has largely been fought between the Taliban and a regime in Kabul backed by the US and Nato forces. The battle between the two was understood to be political, not sectarian. The Taliban considered a war between Muslims counterproductive to establishing an Islamic emirate. However the bombing of a Shia cultural centre in Kabul by Isis’s Afghan arm marks a new low of vicious identity violence.The blast took place in a part of west Kabul that is home to large numbers of Hazara, a largely Shia minority. Hazaras had been sidelined for generations and lived in fear of being massacred by the majority Pashtuns. However, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 changed their fate. Hazaras now routinely top university admissions examinations, and within a decade almost half of the community’s girl students were passing university exams. Hazaras do not have political power but they are rising. Continue reading... [...]
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Indian cricketers in Cape Town advised not to take shower for more than two minutes: Reports
As a result of dry conditions prevailing in Cape Town, the city dwellers and the travelling Indian cricket team there have been advised to not shower for more than two minutes, according to a report in The Indian Express. [...]
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Rohingya children left stranded amid garbage and muck in Myanmar
UN warns of ‘toxic fear’ among tens of thousands of children trapped in Rakhine state, some of whom have become separated from their parentsTens of thousands of Rohingya children have been left “trapped and almost forgotten” in remote, squalid camps and isolated villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, the UN has said. Stringent restrictions on the movement of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine, which have worsened amid the increased violence over the past 15 months, have left an estimated 60,000 children stranded, in need of aid, and suffering from “high levels of toxic fear”, said Unicef, the UN children’s agency. Related: Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar? Related: 'When they began slaughtering us we ran for our lives': Rohingya trapped inside Myanmar | Alex Crawford Continue reading... [...]
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Supreme Court refuses interim stay on 'Kambala' race in Karnataka
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant interim stay on traditional buffalo races 'Kambala' held in Karnataka. the next date of hearing is March 14. On the ground of cruelty being meted out to the animals, NGO FIAPO [...]
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Tamil asylum seeker to be deported after UN committee withdraws torture concerns
Committee earlier requested a halt to Shantaruban’s removal from AustraliaA Tamil asylum seeker appears set for deportation to Sri Lanka after the UN committee against torture withdrew a request to Australia to halt his removal while it investigated the risk of him being tortured upon return.Shantaruban, currently held in immigration detention in Melbourne, has been in Australia since arriving by boat in 2012. A notice of intention to remove from Australia has been issued against him for Thursday 22 February. Related: Australia issues deportation order for Tamil asylum seeker despite torture fears I am dismayed … that the UN would accede to the Australian government’s request. Continue reading... [...]
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Lalu again hits out at PM for 'silence' on Dalit atrocities
Patna, Jul 22: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for second successive day today on his "continued silence" on atrocities against Dalits and wondered whether "these incidents are taking place at his instigation." "Auron ki khansi/jukhaam [...]
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On indefinite hunger strike, Anna Hazare has lost 4 kg: Aide
Social activist Anna Hazare has lost 4 kg since he began his indefinite hunger strike at the Ramlila Maidan here on Friday, but his blood pressure is normal, his aide said on Sunday. Hazare has been on an indefinite [...]
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Next-gen Suzuki Jimny to be made-in-India – Report
Reported to be based on the Baleno’s lightweight platform. Car and Bike reports that Suzuki will make India the production hub for the next generation Suzuki Jimny. It could be launched in markets like Brazil, Indonesia and Europe before the end of the decade. The Jimny could be launched in markets like Brazil, Indonesia and Europe before the end of the decade. Suzuki’s tough-as-teeth SUV will be based on the Maruti Baleno‘s lightweight platform, offering significant weight savings that could be beneficial when traversing mucky terrain. It will continue to offer the characteristic 4×4 drivetrain, but could be powered by the 112 PS 1.0L Boosterjet engine from the export-spec Maruti Baleno. Given that a 3-door mini SUV is a niche in the Indian market, Maruti is likely to introduce the Jimny as an extended, 4-door version in India, should the manufacturer consider a launch. As the Jimny name would be new to regular car buyers, Maruti could consider launching it as a long-time successor to the iconic Gypsy to garner attention. Like the Maruti Vitara Brezza, it can be sold as a sub-4m SUV, competing against the likes of the Mahindra TUV300. Given that a 3-door mini SUV is a niche in the Indian market, Maruti is likely to introduce the Jimny as an extended, 4-door version in India. Also Read: Maruti Ignis reportedly getting AMT in petrol and diesel The Jimny will be manufactured at Maruti’s new plant in Gujarat, which will commence operations in 2017. The first car to be produced will be the Maruti Baleno, followed by the next gen Suzuki Swift Dzire reportedly. Suzuki Jimny – Image Gallery [Source: Car and Bike] [...]
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Now, clinical specialists for AP govt hospitals
Vijayawada, Jul 26: Andhra Pradesh government today announced a new initiative in the health sector under which clinical specialists could offer their services free of cost or on an honorarium in all government hospitals. "This is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the [...]
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CBSE paper leak: Three including a teacher arrested from Himachal Pradesh
Three persons, including a teacher and a clerk, were arrested from Himachal Pradesh on Saturday (April 7) in connection with the leak of Class 12 economics exam question paper. The third arrested individual is said to be a support staff. Reports [...]
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Good neighbours
In less than a week, Nepal should have a new prime minister — its 24th in 26 years. The unlamented resignation of Khadga Prasad Oli this week tells us something about the hubris of those charged with leading the country’s complex, multi-ethnic democra [...]
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The Windows 10 free update option ends today
  Microsoft has been rolling out operating systems since its First OS DOS up to its current version Windows 10, which was released one year back on July 29. Microsoft has been offering Windows 10 upgrad... [...]
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Rape case filed against Uttarakhand BJP leader
New Delhi, Jul 30: A rape case has been filed against Uttarakhand BJP leader Harak Singh Rawat on the complaint of a woman. The case against Rawat was lodged at Safdarjung police station in South Delhi. The victim has alleged that [...]
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IPL 2018: Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina tag-team to put CSK in driver's seat
CSK must take heart from the fact that 182 is a winning total considering the slowness of the Uppal wicket. [...]
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BMW 520d M Sport launched at Rs 54 lakh
The 520d M Sport remains mechanically unchanged, but gets exterior and interior additions; to be produced in Chennai. [...]
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Follow these dos and don’ts when choosing your face wash, shampoo and eye cream
Avoid sulfates and paraben. (Source: Thinkstock Images) We all struggle with choosing the right skincare product. Most of us use over-the-counter products, without even reading the [...]
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Why no Bharat Ratna for Savarkar: Sena asks BJP
Mumbai, May 13: Shiv Sena parliamentarian Sanjay Raut today said if the BJP-led NDA dispensation at the Centre had "pure Hindu blood" in its veins, it should confer the Bharat Ratna on late Hindutva icon V D Savarkar. The [...]
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In the name of humanity, don’t look away from the plight of the Rohingya people | Ian Woolverton
I’ve seen suffering all over the world, but nothing prepared me for the wretched conditions 655,000 people fleeing violence endure in the camps of BangladeshI have stood among tsunami flatted buildings in Aceh and Japan. I have held the hand of a dying infant in flood swamped Pakistan. I have attempted to console the families of loved ones lost to the Bali bombings. And I have helped retrieve the body of a dying man trapped in an earthquake crumpled building. But nothing prepared me for what I have now witnessed – a city sized population living in squalor after fleeing the horror of human rights atrocities in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state. Related: The Guardian view on Myanmar: telling the truth about the Rohingya | Editorial Continue reading... [...]
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'What did I study to become CM?': HDK counters critics on 'Class 8 Pass' education minister
"What have I studied? I'm working as the chief minister" - this was Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy response as he dismissed questions on allocating Higher Education portfolio to a minister who has studied till class 8. Kumaraswamy, [...]
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‘Missing' Praveen Togadia found in hospital, brought in unconscious state
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) president, who was believed to have gone missing, has been found in a hospital in Ahmedabad. Togadia was admitted to Chandramani Hospital in Ahmedabad in an unconscious state and his sugar levels were said to be [...]
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Stock market: Lowering trends
Stock market: Lowering trends [...]
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Kolkata: Couple finds their names in love jihad list that went viral, files police complaint
Kolkata: Couple finds their names in love jihad list that went viral, files police complaint [...]
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Wine lovers can now make their own Bordeaux vintage
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IPL 2018: I had nothing to lose, luckily got 2 wickets, says Nitish Rana
Kolkata part-time off-spinner Nitish Rana turned heads with his two wickets in successive deliveries to get rid of Bangalore star batsmen A.B.de Villiers and skipper Virat Kohli in their Indian Premier League (IPL) opener here. [...]
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London 'pollution pods' let you sample the smog in Beijing and Delhi
New installation at Somerset House in London lets visitors experience the air of some pollution hotspots – plus a pristine Norwegian islandNew Delhi: the suffocating smell of old cars and industry. São Paulo: enough ethanol to make your eyes water. And in London, a scent called Living Diesel.Those are the dominant notes of those cities’ contaminated air, according to an “artist’s approximation” that aims to raise awareness of the problem of pollution around the world. Related: Pant by numbers: the cities with the most dangerous air – listed Michael Pinsky’s #PollutionPods, in the forecourt of Somerset House, claim to reproduce the air pollution conditions of five cities pic.twitter.com/a6gwO4M8HgTwo young women ​entering the Tautra pod from São Paulo’s make a beeline for the air purifier. 'Breathe it in,' sighs oneTautra, Norway. Low levels of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter. The green light for outdoor sports and cycling. Almost a relief on entry pic.twitter.com/JYuLNJ83GK Continue reading... [...]
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