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Porsche engine boss Kerner arrested following raid
Porsche’s powertrain development head, Jörg Kerner, has been arrest following a raid on offices and homes belonging to high ranking officials from the German car maker. The raid was conducted by lawyers and staff of the Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office and the German police. Based on information from the Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office, the 48-year-old German engineer was taken into custody on April 19, 2018 on suspicion of fraud related to the dieselgate emission manipulation scandal. Earlier this week, German media reports suggested Porsche R&D head, Michael Steiner, was also among the officials being investigated for possible involvement and/or knowledge of matters related to the manipulation of diesel emission figures via secret software programs. An official statement issued on Friday regarding the allegations levelled at Porsche employees relating to the fitment of so-called defeat devices in various diesel models, including the Macan and Cayenne, Porsche chairman, Oliver Blume said, "Porsche does not develop or produce any diesel engines or diesel software. The prosecution has accused Porsche of being aware that impermissible control equipment was installed. We reject this accusation." [...]
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India to introduce death penalty for child rapists
Prime minister approves executive order, which will apply to anyone convicted of raping a child under age of 12 India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, will introduce the death penalty for rapists of girls under 12 years old, following an outcry over the latest sexual assaults to shock the country.Modi convened an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday to approve an executive order, or ordinance, that will amend India’s criminal law. The order will also force police to complete rape investigations within two months and extend maximum sentences for the rape of girls under 16 and women. Continue reading... [...]
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Mumbai police rejects Abu Salem's parole request
Mumbai blasts case convict Abu Salem's parole application has been rejected the by the Mumbai police on Saturday. Navi Mumbai Commissioner has rejected parole application of gangster Abu Salem who had sought the parole for his wedding. According to [...]
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Havildar injured in April 17 ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir martyred
An Army jawan, who was injured in Pakistani firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on 17 April, succumbed to injuries at a military hospital in Jammu on Saturday. Havildar Charanjeet Singh had suffered bullet injuries [...]
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Mahadayi water dispute: Farmers to seek euthanasia from President
Over 700 farmers protesting over Mahadayi water dispute in Naragund to leave for Delhi from Karnataka's Hubballi on 25 April. They will hold a 3-day protest in New Delhi and seek euthanasia from President Ramnath Kovind. In a press [...]
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Tejashwi Yadav, Sharad Pawar among star campaigners for Congress in Karnataka Assembly election
Tejashwi Yadav, Sharad Pawar among star campaigners for Congress in Karnataka Assembly election [...]
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Ahead of Karnataka polls, activist designs wedding invite as voter ID to urge people to vote
Ahead of Karnataka polls, activist designs wedding invite as voter ID to urge people to vote [...]
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IPL 2018: Regular wickets hurt KKR in the death overs
KKR stitched important stands -- 72, 62, 26 -- but all were broken at a time when the hosts would have least expected. [...]
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IPL 2018: Bhuvneshwar Kumar credits experience, better fitness for improvement
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is a vital cog in the wheel for whichever team he plays, and the India and Hyderabad pacer says experience and superior fitness have made him an improved bowler. [...]
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Duncan Fletcher should get credit for Indian cricket's smooth transition: Gary Kirsten
Handling a transition phase for any successful unit is a challenge in itself and that's why the Indian cricket team's most successful former head coach Gary Kirsten feels that Duncan Fletcher played a "huge role" during his four-year tenure, which has now become a footnote. [...]
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Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says 'he will fight for democracy'
Yashwant Sinha, former Finance Minister and a critique of the PM Narendra Modi government, quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday. The leader said he will end his ties with the BJP and will not join any political party, according [...]
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Cabinet makes child rapes punishable with death
The Union Cabinet has cleared a law which prescribes capital punishment to those convicted of raping children below the age of 12. The move to seek the death penalty in rape cases in which children are the victims comes [...]
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Special status: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu ends day-long fast
Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday ended his day-long fast. The CM was observing the fast protesting against the denial of special category status to the state. Naidu after ending his fast over 'Centre's non-cooperation with [...]
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Petro products need to be brought under GST: Dharmendra Pradhan
Patna, Apr 20: Petroleum and Naural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan stressed on bringing petroleum products under the GST to provide relief to common people from spurt in fuel prices following surging global crude oil rates. Both the central and [...]
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Man held from Rajasthan in Surat minor's rape-murder case
Ahmedabad, Apr 20: The Gujarat Police arrested a man from Ganganagar in neighbouring Rajasthan in connection with the rape-and-murder of a minor girl whose body was found here on April 6, Gujarat Home Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja said. The accused [...]
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Impeachment notice a 'revenge petition', says Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, Apr 20: The BJP lashed out at the Congress over its move to impeach the Chief Justice of India, dubbing it as an "intimidatory tactic" and revenge petition" to target the Supreme Court after its verdict in the judge [...]
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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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Attempts being made to defame BJP govt: Rajnath Singh
Silvassa, Apr 20: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said attempts were being made to "defame" the government, and slammed the opposition while apparently referring to the Supreme Court's judgement in the judge B H Loya death case. Addressing a [...]
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'Petition for impeachment of CJI should have been avoided', says Cong leader Ashwani Kumar
Congress leader Ashwani Kumar on Friday has expressed his objection to the impeachment motion, while refusing to pass any comment on the circumstances that led to it, namely the dismissal of the PIL seeking a special investigation into the death of [...]
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'Untouchable' Myanmar army under fire over torture and murder claims | Joshua Carroll
A handful of recent convictions show troops are starting to be held to account, while the military are listed for the first time on a UN armed forces blacklistThe three young men went out to get firewood and never returned. Their families spent days worrying, then heard gunshots crackling in the distance. Hours later, they found the mutilated bodies, hastily buried five miles from their homes at the Maihkawng internal displacement camp in Myanmar’s conflict-torn Kachin state. Related: Myanmar accused of wiping out secret network of Rohingya reporters Continue reading... [...]
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Karnataka elections: FIR against BJP MLA Patil for his ‘communal’ remarks on ‘Hindus vs Muslims’
Bengaluru, April 20: After trying to "communalise" the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections with provocative statements, an FIR has been registered against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sanjay Patil on Friday. At a Belagavi event on Thursday, Patil said that the upcoming [...]
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BJP announces third list for Karnataka polls, 59 names announced
BJP announces third list for Karnataka polls, 59 names announced [...]
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Rafael Nadal thrashes Dominic Thiem to cruise into Monte Carlo semis
Rafael Nadal crushed fifth seed Dominic Thiem 6-0, 6-2 to romp into the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals on Friday as he stepped up his bid for an 11th title in style. [...]
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Novak Djokovic to continue injury comeback at Barcelona Open
Former world number one Novak Djokovic will continue his comeback from injury at the Barcelona Open next week, tournament organisers announced on Friday. [...]
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Bengaluru FC thrash East Bengal 4-1 to lift Super Cup
Bengaluru FC made light work of I-League and Kolkatan giants East Bengal 4-1 to win the Super Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday. [...]
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Maya Kodnani acquitted in Naroda Patiya riot case
The Gujarat High Court has acquitted Mayaben Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya riot case. The court held that there was no criminal conspiracy by her and the witnesses were not reliable. The court also acquitted Ganpat Chhara and Haresh [...]
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'I will abide by High Command decision,' says Siddaramaiah
Amid speculations about Chief Minister Siddaramaiah contest from Badami constituency, Siddaramaiah's son Dr. Yathindra announced that his father would file nomination papers on April 23rd. Dr. Yathindra in his Facebook post stated that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would file his nomination papers [...]
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