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Fire breaks out in Thane's mall, cooling operation underway
Fire breaks out in Thane's mall, cooling operation underway [...]
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'They killed my father': Unnao rape survivor speaks out
'They killed my father': Unnao rape survivor speaks out [...]
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Algerian military plane with more than 100 on board crashes, several dead
Algerian military plane with more than 100 on board crashes, several dead [...]
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Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Day 6 medals tally: India bags one more Gold, eleventh overall, check the latest figures
On the Day 6 of the 21st edition of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia's Gold Coast, India bagged one more Gold - its eleventh overall - and ranks third in the overall medals tally with Australia on top on Tuesday.  [...]
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Parties believing in Hindutva will have to unite for 2019 polls: Fadnavis
In a subtle hint of his hopes of the BJP and Shiv Sena jointly contesting the next year's polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that all "secular but Hindutva" parties would come together to counter the "pseudo-secular" opposition. {image-devendrafadnavis-jpg-pagespeed-ic-5-v0r7sre7-29-1503994424.jpg [...]
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India will be a key driver of energy demand in next 2-5 yrs: PM Modi
Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for reasonable and responsible pricing to provide easy access to affordable energy to all. In the presence of oil cartel OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabian Oil Minister, Khalid A. Al-Falih, Modi said efforts [...]
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Myanmar soldiers jailed for 10 years over massacre of Rohingya Muslims
Seven soldiers were sentenced to ‘10 years in prison with hard labour’ for ‘contributing and participating in murder’ of 10 Rohingya menSeven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to “10 years in prison with hard labour in a remote area” for participating in a massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men in a village in north-western Rakhine state last September, the army said on Tuesday. The military said in a statement that seven soldiers have had “action taken against them” for “contributing and participating in murder”. Related: Myanmar military admits to murder of 10 Rohingya Muslims Continue reading... [...]
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PM Modi, Amit Shah to observe fast over Parliament disruptions on April 12
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will observe a day-long fast on April 12 over the washout of Budget Session in Parliament. The BJP holds opposition solely responsible for disruptions in Parliament because of which hardly any legislative [...]
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Protest against IPL: Teams enter stadium through back gate, massive police deployment at Chepauk
Massive police deployment, of over 4,000 personnel, and other security arrangements were made on Tuesday (April 10) evening outside Chepauk stadium in Chennai to ensure that IPL match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders is held, amid raging protests by Tamil [...]
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CBSE to conduct re-examination in Punjab on April 27
The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) will conduct the re-examination of papers, which could not be held on April 2 in Punjab, on April 27. Class 10th French, Sanskrit and Urdu Course-B and class 12 Gujarati, Nepali, Kashmiri, Hindi- Elective [...]
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Rising air pollution: Centre considering nationwide ban on pet coke use
New Delhi, Apr 10: The Union Government is considering a nationwide ban on the use of pet coke by various industries and a decision is likely to be taken within a month, the Supreme Court was informed on Tuesday (April 10). [...]
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Karnataka elections: Congress list likely to be announced on April 12    
Bengaluru, Apr 10: The list of Congress candidates for the Karnataka Assembly elections, scheduled for May 12, could be released on April 12, a party functionary said on Tuesday. The screening committee has already submitted its report to the Congress [...]
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Pininfarina-designed Hybrid Kinetic Group H500 takes shape
After recently revealing the H600, Hybrid Kinetic Group will unveil another electric model, later this month. This car uses micro-turbine range-extender technology and is of Pininfarina design. Due at the Beijing motor show on 25 April, 2018, the H500 sedan is a smaller sibling to the H600. It shares its powertrain technology with that car, as well as Hybrid Kinetic's HK GT coupé and K550 and K750 SUVs. The details for the H500 have yet to be revealed, though. However, the cars it shares its technology with offer up to 1,000km of range and use battery packs with 50,000-charge-cycle life spans. A preview image shows that the H500 will have four doors and a rear roofline that extends further back than on regular sedans, giving it the sort of silhouette we've come to expect from models prioritising rear head room, such as the BMW 3-series Gran Turismo. By opting for this bodyshape, the company has decided to mirror design trends in China, where demand for cars with generous rear room is higher than in most other countries. This is evident with the number of long-wheelbase versions of cars, such as the Jaguar XEL and XFL, on sale there. An image of the H500's interior shows that it features a wrap-around dash screen with a digital instrument cluster in addition to the other screen in the lower centre console. Pininfarina, the Italian design house, is soon to launch its own car company with an exotic electric hypercar which is being designed to rival the Bugatti Chiron. The brand has penned all of Hybrid Kinetic's models as part of a partnership worth £55 million (approximately Rs 504 crore).   [...]
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VW Group may replace CEO Matthias Muller
Matthias Müller looks set to stand down as Volkswagen CEO this Friday, April 13, 2018, in what is being described as an “development of the management structure". Reports in German media suggest Müller, who has been at the helm of the Volkswagen Group since the emission scandal was revealed in September 2015, will be succeeded by Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand. Volkswagen issued a statement confirming that it's considering management changes that “would also be associated with personnel changes in the board of management”. When contacted by our sister publication Autocar UK, however, a spokesman couldn’t confirm whether that included the removal of Müller from the group’s lead position. Autocar UK understands that Müller's departure comes as part of plans thought up by Wolfgang Porsche, Hans Michel Piëch and Hans Dieter Pötsch. The former two come from the families that control more than 52 percent of the Volkswagen Group, while the latter is the chairman of the Supervisory Board. Müller’s departure would also leave a vacant space on the board of Porsche, where he also has a seat. Müller has led the Volkswagen Group through one of its toughest periods as it faced fire for its emissions cheating scandal. He inherited the top role from Martin Winterkorn, who resigned when the scandal broke. [...]
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Two dozen children killed after school bus crashes off mountain road in India
Police say 27 bodies have been recovered from the accident site in Himachal Pradesh, including 24 childrenAt least 24 children and three adults have been killed after a school bus plunged off a mountain road in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, police said. Santosh Patial, a senior police officer in Himachal Pradesh, said they had recovered 27 bodies from the accident site. The adult dead included the driver. Related: Indian runaway train takes 1,000 passengers on engineless journey Continue reading... [...]
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Sri Lanka opens door for return of divisive former president
Voters who turfed Mahinda Rajapaksa out of office in 2015 give his party local election winA familiar face is back on walls across Sri Lanka. The country’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has been grinning from thousands of posters and billboards recently, palms pressed together in gratitude.Voters delivered a shock repudiation of Rajapaksa’s government three years ago, as the UN investigated war crimes against Tamil civilians, dissidents disappeared in unmarked white vans and warnings were issued that Sri Lankan democracy was at risk. Related: Body of Sri Lankan journalist who foresaw his murder to be exhumed Related: Sri Lanka election: shock as president Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat Related: ‘The biggest game changer in 100 years’: Chinese money gushes into Sri Lanka Continue reading... [...]
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Paswan calls for inclusion of SC/ST Act, Dalit quotas in 9th Schedule
Patna, Apr 9: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday favoured inclusion of the SC/ST Act and reservations for Dalits in Ninth Schedule of the Constitution so that they cannot be challenged in a court of law. Laws under the Ninth Schedule [...]
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Why no Ram Temple despite being in majority, asks Togadia
New Delhi, Apr 9: The VHP's international working president Pravin Togadia on Monday alleged that the BJP may start a "diluted agitation" for Ram temple merely to grab the majority vote by painting other parties "anti-Hindu." Togadia made the [...]
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Pakistan to place US diplomat on Exit Control List for killing motorcyclist in Islamabad
Pakistan to place US diplomat on Exit Control List for killing motorcyclist in Islamabad [...]
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Leverkusen clobber Leipzig 4-1 to climb to 4th in Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen mounted a stunning comeback to defeat RB Leipzig 4-1 and claim fourth place in the Bundesliga. [...]
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IPL 2018: Blow for Mumbai as Pat Cummins ruled out with back injury
Australian pacer Cummins was bought by the Mumbai Team for Rs 5.4 crore. [...]
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'Hallmarks of genocide': ICC prosecutor seeks justice for Rohingya
Fatou Bensouda wants the international criminal court to claim jurisdiction and investigate treatment of Myanmar minorityThe prosecutor of the international criminal court has asked it to rule on whether it has jurisdiction over the deportations of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh, a possible crime against humanity.A ruling affirming jurisdiction could pave the way for an investigation into the deportation of many thousands of Rohingya, though Myanmar is unlikely to cooperate. Related: As the monsoons approach, the Rohingya refugees are desperate for hope | Lisa Singh and Andrew Broad Continue reading... [...]
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Bihar: PM Modi to visit East Champaran today, flag off railway schemes
Motihari (Bihar), Apr 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Motihari, Bihar, tomorrow (April 10) to address "Swachch Bharat Mission" volunteers and flag off a number of railway schemes, an official of East Champaran district said on Monday (April 9). [...]
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Post office savings account: You can avail full digital banking service
If you have a post office savings account, you will be able to avail full-fledged digital banking service from May as the government has approved linking such accounts with that of India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). "The finance ministry [...]
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Vote anyone but BJP: TDP tells Telugu people in Karnataka
The Telugu Desam Party which broke away from the NDA recently has told the Telugu speaking population in Karnataka to vote for anybody but the BJP in the Karnataka assembly election. At a press conference, Deputy Chief Minister K [...]
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Telangana says meeting on south funds for north not good for country
The Telangana government has decided not to take part in the South Indian Finance Ministers' conference called by the Kerala government against the Centre trying to divert more funds to north India at the cost of the southern states. [...]
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BJP MLA rape case: Father of rape victim dies in police custody
Father of the woman who said that she was raped by a BJP MLA & his accomplices, passed away, allegedly in police custody, after he was arrested on Sunday. Pappu Singh, around 50, was rushed to a hospital from the district [...]
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Indian police rescue 70 children working in 'inhuman conditions'
Raids follow tipoff by two children escaping jewellery workshop in western Gujarat stateIndian police have rescued more than 70 child workers during ongoing raids in one of the country’s hubs for cheap, artificial jewellery sold in the US, UK and European markets.Authorities were tipped off when two children were spotted wandering alone near a train station in Junagadh, a city in the western state of Gujarat. The children had told police they were lost and had boarded a train 100km away in Rajkot after escaping a workshop in the city. Continue reading... [...]
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