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Nod to aerodrome rules paves way for seaplanes
New Delhi, Aug 11: The Civil Aviation Ministry has approved a proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country, with Chilika Lake in Odisha, Sardar Sarovar Dam and Sabarmati River Front in Gujarat being identified in the first phase [...]
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Kerala rains: Death toll rises to 37, state on high alert
Kochi, Aug 11: At least 37 people were killed, nearly 54,000 left homeless while dams and rivers overflowed, parts of highways collapsed, and homes were swept away in severe flooding across the state as the heavy downpour continued for the fourth day [...]
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Jose Mourinho makes 'head coach' jibe after transfer frustration
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he was closing the book on a frustrating transfer window but could not resist one last jibe after his team's opening Premier League 2-1 win over Leicester City on Friday. [...]
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India vs England 2nd Test Day 3: Chris Woakes century puts England in control
A 189-run partnership between Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow for the sixth wicket has put hosts England in a comfortable position on Day 3.   [...]
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Will not return to Spain team: Gerard Pique
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has confirmed he will not play again for the Spanish national team despite his former Barca coach Luis Enrique being appointed as coach. [...]
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Arunachal govt gets Congress ultimatum on TAH scam
Itanagar, Aug 11: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy has served a 10-day ultimatum to the state government to grant justice to all victims of the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) compensation payment scam. "Our party has submitted a [...]
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Three police offers killed by gunmen in Pakistan
Two more were wounded, while six people were injured in a separate suicide bombingGunmen killed three police officers in an overnight attack, while a suicide bomber wounded three Chinese engineers and three paramilitary guards in a separate incident, Pakistani officials say.Faizullah Faraq, a spokesman for the local government of the northern Gilgit-Baltistan territory, says one of the gunmen who attacked the police post was killed in the ensuing shootout late on Friday. Another two police officers were wounded in the attack. Continue reading... [...]
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We are not against West Bengal, but definitely against Mamata Banerjee: Amit Shah
Kolkata, Aug 11: BJP President Amit Shah demanded Trinamool Congress (TMC) should clear their stand on refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. In the first visit to West Bengal after the release of Assam NRC, Shah, said, "We are not [...]
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Rahul arrives in Jaipur, to hold road show, meeting with leaders
Jaipur, Aug 11:  Congress president Rahul Gandhi arrived here today on a one-day visit to launch the party's election campaign for the assembly polls in the state. Elections in Rajasthan are due in a few months. Gandhi arrived at [...]
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Atomic Motorsports riding school experience
The Atomic Racing school is a relatively new outfit that has been teaching riders for about a year now. Founded by racer Siddhanth Koundinya, the school teaches in two levels – the Engage platform is for anyone looking to improve their skills while the Elevate programme is catered around racers – current and aspiring. This being my first time riding with Atomic, I started off with the Engage session. The two-day training programme started off, quite literally, with a walk – a great way to begin things as it gives you a fresh perspective of the race track. A trick commonly used by racers at the start of a competitive weekend, walking the track allows you to fully appreciate its width and pick up more subtle details in the surface and surroundings that could otherwise be missed at higher speeds. It took a good 40min to walk the relatively short 2.1km of the Kari Motor Speedway, but it was time well-spent. The next two days were spent absorbing theory sessions in the classroom and heading out on track after each lesson to practise. Our calm and insightful instructor, Avinash Premnath, was constantly working with the students to figure out what was causing them trouble and how to fix it. Atomic is clear about the fact that they are a race team and a racing academy – they say as much on their website. This filters down to the style of instruction and much of the education is centred around improving the student’s skills on the racetrack. This not a basic riding school and you are expected to arrive already equipped with the basic knowledge of how to ride a motorcycle. The school will then teach you how to go faster – and more importantly, how to do so safely. Atomic Motorsports is quite multi-faceted. The team competes in the national racing championship and also provides open-track riding sessions that run on the school dates. A seat in the school costs Rs 17,999, or for Rs 9,999 you can book a slot in the open-track session that runs while the students are in the classroom. Participants are expected to bring their own protective gear and motorcycle, but the team will rent out a bike to those who need one. Atomic organises school sessions quite frequently at all three racetracks in India and you can keep an eye on their website or social media pages to see when the next session will be.  [...]
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Review: 2018 Mahindra XUV500 petrol AT video review
Also see: 2018 Mahindra XUV500 petrol AT review, test drive [...]
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Gita Mittal becomes first woman to be sworn in as J&K Chief Justice
Gita Mittal becomes first woman to be sworn in as J&K Chief Justice [...]
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Kerala rain subsides but people still wait for water to recede
Kerala rain subsides but people still wait for water to recede [...]
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27 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy
27 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy [...]
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7th Pay Commission latest: Disaster for these employees, hunger strike begins
New Delhi, Aug 11: For these employees the 7th Pay Commission has been a disaster. Thousands of station masters of the Indian Railways are on a hunger strike starting today. The 24 hour hunger strike has been called by [...]
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IIT Bombay convocation: PM Modi says 'Innovate in India, Innovate for humanity'
Mumbai, Aug 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the 56th annual convocation of IIT Bombay convocation, said India has become the destination for IT development and suggested students not ever give up to succeed in life. Also Read [...]
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RIP Kalaignar, a towering torchbearer
RIP Kalaignar, a towering torchbearer [...]
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Muzaffarpur rape scandal: Hell comes home
Muzaffarpur rape scandal: Hell comes home [...]
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DMK convenes meet to condole Karunanidhi's death, TN Cong backs demand for Bharat Ratna
 Chennai, Aug 10: The DMK said a meeting of its executive committee will be held on August 14 to condole the death of party president M Karunanidhi. All members of the committee have been asked to participate in the [...]
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Osmania University declines request for Rahul Gandhi's visit on security grounds
Hyderabad, Aug 11: Citing security concerns, Osmania University on Friday declined permission for Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's proposed meeting with students on its campus during his visit to the state on August 13 and 14. University Registrar Ch Gopal [...]
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Hindi weekly news bulletin from UN has begun: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi, Aug 10: A Hindi weekly news bulletin from the platform of the UN has started broadcast as part of a pilot project, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced, emphasising that the government was also making efforts to make Hindi [...]
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India vs England 2nd Test Day 2: Anderson takes five, India all out for 107
It was Edgbaston all over again as India succumbed to pace and swing. England topped the sessions on Day 2, can India comeback into this Test match?  [...]
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Jamil Dehlavi: 'In Pakistan, there is always something in the offing'
Over the decades, the film-maker has told transgressive tales of the country’s existential turmoil. Such commentary, however, has come at a price“My films aren’t really shown in Pakistan,” laughs the country’s greatest living – and most radical – film director, who now lives in a converted chapel in Camden, north London. “They’re a bit too risque.”To catch a Jamil Dehlavi film in his homeland is tricky. The last time was in 2006, when Infinite Justice, his docudrama about an American reporter held hostage and beheaded in Karachi, was shown somewhere on the Arabian seafront, the same Karachi shore you see in his films, shaded by the heaviness of monsoon clouds, the beige pallor of the light, and the tracks of sea turtles laying their eggs along the sand. Continue reading... [...]
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I-Day celebrations: 2,500 lamps illuminate Red Fort after sunset
New Delhi, Aug 10: Around 2,500 lamps will illuminate the historic Red Fort from 7:30 pm to 11 pm, starting today, in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations, a statement by the Ministry of Culture said. It is the first ever [...]
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Indian sex workers vent fury over law they fear will promote harassment
Legislation designed to protect trafficking victims ignores workers who enter sex trade voluntarily, critics warnSex workers in New Delhi’s red light district have reacted with fury to new anti-trafficking legislation that they believe will penalise them.The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) bill, which is set to become law after being passed last month by parliament, seeks to prevent, rescue and rehabilitate people who have been trafficked. Related: 'No longer at the mercy of the madams': India's bank for sex workers | Amrit Dhillon Continue reading... [...]
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Indian MP attends parliament in Hitler costume
Naramalli Sivaprasad warns failure to boost funds for his state will lead to PM’s downfallAn MP in India has attended parliament dressed as Adolf Hitler to campaign for more funds for his state.Naramalli Sivaprasad, an actor turned politician, frequently dresses up for parliamentary sittings. On Thursday, the Telegu Desam party MP appeared in a brown suit with a swastika armband and wore a narrow moustache. Continue reading... [...]
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Delhi: Kanwariya who smashed a car arrested, said to be a drug addict, thief
New Delhi, Aug 10: Based on CCTV footage which clearly shows a Kanwariya smashing a grey i10 car on Tuesday, the Delhi Police yesterday (August 9) arrested Rahul alias Billa from west Delhi's Uttam Nagar. Also Read | UP: Two groups of [...]
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Afghanistan: dozens dead as Taliban attack Ghazni, officials say
Many killed in overnight attack on provincial capital before troops force militants outTaliban fighters armed with heavy weapons have tried to overrun a provincial capital in Afghanistan, attacking security forces and killing at least 14 police officers in Ghazni overnight before being pushed back, officials said.US attack helicopters and drone aircraft provided government forces with air support. But as smoke rose across the city on Friday morning, witnesses reported bodies lying in the streets. Related: Islamic State attacks show group is intent on killing Afghan peace hopes Related: Afghanistan: gunmen storm government building in eastern city Continue reading... [...]
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