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Something for Everyone: Cafe Cubano serves Indian and international favourites with mixed results
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BBC apologises for 'what is the right punishment for blasphemy?' tweet
Broadcaster says it never intended to imply blasphemy should be punished and said the tweet was poorly wordedBBC Asia has apologised after it posted the question “what is the right punishment for blasphemy?” on its Asian Network Twitter account.The tweet was intended to promote a debate about about blasphemy on social media in Pakistan with presenter Shazia Awan. Related: Pakistani activist fears he will be killed like father after blasphemy fatwa Apologies for poorly worded question from #AsianNetwork yday. Q was in context of Pak asking FB to help we shd have made that clear 1/2We never intend to imply Blasphemy should be punished. Provocative question that got it wrong 2/2Disgraceful that @bbcasiannetwork @ShaziaAwan would ask what 'punishment' should be for blasphemy. You know people get killed for it.@BBCNews We could inform the BBC's Asian Network there should be NO punishment for blasphemy. We're not living in the Middle Ages@bbcasiannetwork The fact that it appears that BBC Asian network has not roundly condemned punishment for blasphemy. One has to conclude you support it!! Continue reading... [...]
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Singapore to host Food & Hotel Asia 2012
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Task force to probe malnourishment death of tribal infants in Odisha
Odisha government finally formed a task force to investigate the deaths of as many as 19 children due to malnourishment. [...]
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Moms who eat junk-food set babies up for obesity
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Lenovo Ideapad 710s
  The ultrabook laptop category is all about having the right balance of hardware and design. This year we saw some great launches such as the HP Spectre and the Asus Zenbook 3, but these chose design o... [...]
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Sony MDR-XB50BS
  Sony’s lineup of personal audio has steadily evolved to now include a diverse range of equipment — from flagship, feature-rich headphones to light, affordable ones and specialised, activit... [...]
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Lahore blast: several killed as 'suicide bomb' hits Pakistan rally
Senior police officers among at least 13 people killed and dozens wounded during pharmacists’ protest at provincial assemblyTwo senior police officers were among those killed by a suspected suicide bomb attack in the Pakistani city of Lahore.The blast on Monday ripped through a crowd of people who had gathered for a protest by chemists and pharmaceutical manufacturers outside the provincial assembly on Mall Road, Lahore’s grand Raj-era thoroughfare. Related: Can Pakistan win its war against the Taliban? Continue reading... [...]
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Google launches new app for art lovers in India
Google’s Arts & Cultural app will be available for all android and iOS platform Search engine giant Google on Thursday launched a new “Arts & Culture” app [...]
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Govt "blocking" Judges' appointments: Cong
New Delhi, Jul 21: Congress leader Anand Sharma today alleged that the government was blocking the appointment of judges as it was "very angry" after the Supreme Court's decision in the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), a charge strongly refuted by [...]
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Why some people are more intelligent than others
Creative brains have higher IQ. (Wikimedia) The more variable a brain is and the more its different parts frequently connect with each other, the higher a person’s intelligenc [...]
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Lost cities #3 – Muziris: did black pepper cause the demise of India's ancient port?
In the first century BC it was one of India’s most important trading ports, whose exports – especially black pepper – kept even mighty Rome in debt. But have archaeologists really found the site of Muziris, and why did it drop off the map?Around 2,000 years ago, Muziris was one of India’s most important trading ports. According to the Akananuru, a collection of Tamil poetry from the period, it was “the city where the beautiful vessels, the masterpieces of the Yavanas [Westerners], stir white foam on the Periyar, river of Kerala, arriving with gold and departing with pepper.”Another poem speaks of Muziris (also known as Muciripattanam or Muciri) as “the city where liquor abounds”, which “bestows wealth to its visitors indiscriminately” with “gold deliveries, carried by the ocean-going ships and brought to the river bank by local boats”.Less than 1% of the site has been excavated. We have only touched the tip of the iceberg Related: Lost cities #1: Babylon – how war almost erased ‘mankind’s greatest heritage site’ Continue reading... [...]
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Security tightened up in Srinagar ahead of Independence Day
Srinagar, Aug 14: Security has been beefed up in the curfew-bound summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on Monday. Security personnel have been deployed in large numbers across Srinagar as Bakshi Stadium, the venue of [...]
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Demonetisation: Manufacturing industry lost 30% jobs and 55% revenue, says AIMO
AIMO conducted a detailed survey on the situation towards job cuts and its progress ahead. [...]
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With Seva Setu, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani bridges gap with the poor
Seva Setu was launched on November 5 last year. Within two months, it has created a wave among Gujarat's poor-cause for much optimism for the ruling BJP. [...]
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Porsche Macan facelift to use new turbocharged V6 engines
Jointly developed with Audi, the new engines will replace the existing turbocharged 3.0- and 3.6-litre V6 petrol engines. [...]
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FIR against Digvijaya Singh for 'hate' tweet on Madrasas
The Hyderabad police on Monday registered an FIR against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for hurting religious sentiments of Muslims. The leader's tweet on Madrasas had created a furore last week. Digvijaya Singh had tweeted that madrasas are much like schools [...]
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Arsene Wenger desires to stay on at Arsenal, club to decide his fate – Reports
But the club have denied a claim in Monday`s edition of German daily Bild that they have approached Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel as a possible Wenger replacement. [...]
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Xiaomi Redmi 4A
  As far as smartphones are concerned, India is not only an important market, it is also an interesting market. Phones sold here range from absolutely stunning to bogus. Some companies disrupt, while ot... [...]
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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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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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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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BSP candidates from 2007 to 2017: Optimism soars with Muslims, priority on upper castes declines
According to a party release, candidates for the two remaining seats will be announced once the Election Commission decides about their reservation status. [...]
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Next-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee to get Alfa Romeo underpinnings
The next Grand Cherokee is set to be based on the same platform as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia. [...]
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Uttar Pradesh election: Samajwadi Party seals seal with Congress; keeps 298 seats, gives away 105
As per the sources, Congress will contest on 105 seats and Samajwadi Party will contest on 298 seats. [...]
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TN political crisis: Governor to meet Sasikala, OPS ascertains he is still treasurer
The political crisis in Tamil Nadu is likely to conclude with the Governor of the state scheduled to meet MLAs of the AIADMK at Chennai on Thursday. After keeping away from the state for three days since the crisis broke out, [...]
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PhotoGallery: Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet image gallery
Here is a first set of images of the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet. [...]
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Delhi Police trying to shield ABVP members: AAP
New Delhi, Feb 22: The AAP on Wednesday accused the Delhi Police of shielding the ABVP members following a violent clash between the RSS-backed student's body and Left-affiliated AISA at DU's Ramjas college. "The Delhi Police has been trying to save [...]
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