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'It all depends on how I behave' – press freedom under threat in Bangladesh
The Awami League-controlled government has charged and jailed journalists using vague new laws Mahfuz Anam still laughs at the size of the damages claims he was landed with last year. “It amounted to about US $8bn [£6.2bn],” the editor of Bangladesh’s Daily Star newspaper said. “I’m in the realm of Bill Gates.” Related: Bangladesh reproached over inquiry into torture and murder of activist Related: Should writers boycott book festivals in countries where rights are under threat? Continue reading... [...]
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Lajpat Nagar of Delhi gets its first AC bus stands, Delhiites praises project
New Delhi, May 18: A big relief to the people of Delhi ad the national capital gets its first air-conditioned bus stand on the Ring Road in Lajpat Nagar. According to reports, the initiative was part of a marketing campaign by [...]
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Restaurant Week India comes to Kolkata
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A slice of Italy: There’s more to Italian fare than just pastas, says chef Manav Suri
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7th Pay Commission: The latest status on allowances as E-COS set to meet
The meeting of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries, which will screen the allowance committee report on 7th pay commission is set to meet. The meeting would firm up the proposal for the approval by the Union Cabinet, according to a leader [...]
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Anurag Tewari, an IAS officer who quenched the thirst of a parched district
News of Karnataka cadre officer Anurag Tewari's death came as a shocker to many in Bidar. Anurag was the deputy commissioner of Bidar for a short span of one and a half years but those who worked with him recall how [...]
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Top 10 novels about Pakistan
From Kamila Shamsie to Salman Rushdie, and some names still unfamiliar to English readers, here is some of the best fiction about a nation set to turn 70 this yearA while ago I emailed a Pakistani news editor, introducing myself and pitching a column. He replied promptly saying that while we hadn’t met, he was well acquainted with my work. In fact, when his Australian girlfriend had asked him to recommend a book to help her understand Pakistani society better, he’d handed her my comic satire, The Diary of a Social Butterfly. The relationship, he wrote, had ended soon after. He neglected to mention whether he deemed my book culpable but, for the record, he did not offer me that column.I had better luck with my Indian editor. Travelling with her American boyfriend, she gave him my second novel Duty Free as a useful guide to the lives and loves of desi society. He spent a good part of the holiday, she recounted, reading my novel and chuckling to himself. They are now happily married. I cannot claim that my book played a decisive role in sealing that relationship but let me just say I was invited to their wedding. Related: Discontent and Its Civilizations – Pakistan’s place in the world Related: Top 10 megacities in fiction Continue reading... [...]
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Navy successfully test fires MR-SAM from INS Kochi
The Indian Navy has successfully test fired Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MR-SAM), developed jointly by India and Israel, from INS Kochi. The Western Naval Command on Tuesday successfully conducted trial firing of MR-SAM, which is an advanced air defence [...]
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Yogi govt transfers 67 IPS officers in UP
The Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh transferred 67 IPS officers on Wednesday. On Sunday, Uttar Pradesh government transferred 31 IPS officers, including 10 district police chiefs. On April 26, Adityanath government transferred 84 IAS and 54 IPS officers, [...]
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Farmers protest against approval to GM Mustard, fear its use may mean end of 'Sarson ka Saag'
Farmers warn that if GM mustard is allowed, it will lead to increased use of chemicals, which will poison the leaves of Sarson Ka Saag, making them unfit for human consumption. [...]
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Legal Assistance Establishments will provide access of justice, says Supreme Court judge
Supreme Court Judge, Justice Misra today inaugurated the first Legal Assistance Establishment in Delhi State Legal Services Authority at Patiala House Courts Complex. [...]
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Trouble in Palaniswami camp? 11 AIADMK legislators hold secret meeting inside MLA hostel in Chennai
In what indicates that all is not be well inside Tamil Nadu CM E Palaniswami's camp, 11 of his legislators held a secret meeting inside the MLA hostel right under the chief minister's nose in Chennai. [...]
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WATCH: SRH batsman Vijay Shankar punishes Piyush Chawla with classy six in IPL eliminator against KKR
Shankar made 22 off 17 balls with two fours and one six. [...]
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IPL 2017 Eliminator: KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir all praise for his bowling unit
Two-time champions KKR defeated title holders Sunrisers by seven wickets in a rain-truncated match to enter the Qualifier 2 of IPL. [...]
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SBI says its ATMs not affected by Wannacry ransomware
New Delhi, May 17: Amid reports of several ATMs remaining shut due to a possible virus attack by WannaCry ransomware, State Bank of India (SBI) on Wednesday said that it has not been affected at all by the malware and all [...]
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Goa continues to remain most popular tourist destination, says a Google report
Despite several new destinations emerging as tourist spots in India, Goa remains most preferred place for the tourists, said a new Google India report. The list of top tourist locations in the country included Shimla, Manali and Ooty. The [...]
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Mercedes-Benz ownership eases further
‘Advanced Assurance Programme’ now extends the warranty to a maximum of six years and is also transferable. [...]
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Audi to unveil Android infotainment system at Google conference
German carmaker will hold world premiere of its next-gen infotainment system with fully-integrated Android OS. [...]
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Chidambaram or WannCry RansomWare: Why no PC is safe
The CBI raids at the residence of P Chidambaram on Tuesday had the social media cracking dozens of jokes. The raids at the residence of Chidambaram fondly called PC saw the social media comparing the same to WannaCry, the ransomware which [...]
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Indian court allows 10-year-old rape victim to have an abortion
Girl had crossed 20-week legal limit after which terminations are usually only allowed if there is danger to life of mother or babyA 10-year-old girl who was raped will be allowed to have an abortion even though she has crossed the 20-week limit for terminations in India, police in the country said on Wednesday.The child has said she was repeatedly raped by her stepfather, who has since been arrested. Related: India's doctors learn safer abortion techniques to cut maternal deaths | Sophie Cousins Continue reading... [...]
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7th Pay Commission: How pre-2016 CG pensioners can calculate pension
The 7th Central Pay Commission had recommended two formulations for the revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners. A resolution was issued indicating the decisions taken by the government on the various recommendations pensionary matters. The commission made several recommendations to the [...]
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‘Establishment Ristorante’ Food Review: Trading on Tradition
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Chandigarh author and cook pens book, gives home-made food a gourmet twist
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HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation
  Design professionals, CAD engineers, video editors and many creative people generally rely on two kinds of machines for their work — one is the ageing and often underpowered Mac lineup, while th... [...]
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Saffron India: BJP ruled states after Modi came to power
It has been three years since Narendra Modi won India. In an emphatic victory in 2014, Modi occupied the Prime Minister's office following a whirlwind campaign that was hailed by almost the entire world. In the three years that [...]
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Kashmir: Know how posters of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen fanning students’ protests
Since Monday, Kashmir is once again boiling as clashes between students and security forces broke out in various parts of the Valley. In fact, on Tuesday, 18 students were injured when police resorted to baton-charge, teargas shelling and pellet firing to [...]
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Probe against Chidambaram to widen says CBI, hard discs, docs being examined
Searches are underway and some important seizures such as hard discs and documents have been made, the CBI said on the raids that were conducted at the residence of former union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti. The [...]
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Have no role in raids against Lalu, Chidambaram: Govt
On a day when the CBI and the Income Tax department conducted raids in cases against former finance minister P Chidambaram and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the Centre had role in it and the [...]
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