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Bajrang Dal goons thrash Assam migrants in Chikkamagaluru
Chikkamagaluru, July 26: Close on heels of an attack on Dalits for allegedly storing beef at home, Bajrang Dal activists on Monday night attacked migrant Assamese workers who had just landed in Aldur in the district to work in the coffee [...]
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Indian state steps up hunt for mythical glow-in-the dark plant
Himalayan state of Uttarakhand commits £28m for scientists to finally discover life-giving herb mentioned in ancient Hindu textA state in northern India is about to embark on a multimillion-pound search in the Himalayas for a mythical plant believed to hold life-saving properties.Uttarakhand is committing 250m rupees (£28m) of state money to hunt for the the herb sanjeevani booti, which is credited in the ancient Hindu text Ramayana with restoring life to the brother of a god. Continue reading... [...]
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The BFG movie review: The Big Friendly Giant never seemed friendlier
However, in what is The BFG’s failing, rather than give us more of those, Spielberg is content to let The BFG gently float along to its known end. The BFG movie cast: Starring [...]
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When Amit Shah gave the Karnataka BJP a reality check
The BJP's national chief, Amit Shah decided to give his party in Karnataka a reality check. Armed with three survey reports, he asked the BJP leaders in Karnataka how many seats would they win if the state went to polls today. [...]
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Steps to check the Periyar University UCIP Results 2017
Here are the steps to check the Periyar University UCIP Results 2017. The results were declared and are available on the official website. The University had conducted the ‘University Industry Collaborative Programme' (UICP) exams in the month of June [...]
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Pakistani MP who says Imran Khan harassed her faces wave of abuse
Ayesha Gulalai Wazir is denounced by her party, while some on social media say she should be whipped or attacked with acidWhen the Pakistani politician Ayesha Gulalai Wazir accused the cricket-star-turned-opposition-leader Imran Khan of sexual harassment, the vitriol unleashed against her was swift and vicious. First, leaders of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaf (PTI) party – which Gulalai also belongs to – publicly denounced her and demanded 30 million rupees (£218,000) in compensation for damage to his reputation and “mental torture”.I fully agree #AyeshaGulalai is a disgrace to women.#Shariat: She deserves 80 lashes for slandering #ImranKhan.https://t.co/uudW7XKiRs70% of the sexual harassment cases are not reported even in US. Very brave from #AyeshaGulalai, if investigation proves her right.You are shameless doing press conference,giving interviews , biggest liar, with a filthy tongue wicked and a shame to Pakhtuns.Because of this culture, women will keep mum. Continue reading... [...]
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Verizon emerges as front-runner in Yahoo auction: Report
Yahoo views Verizon as the buyer that can deliver the most value, but negotiations between the two companies are continuing Yahoo Inc is focusing on US telecommunications company Ve [...]
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Starved out of Myanmar: hunger drives thousands more Rohingya to flee
In Bangladesh, new arrivals from Myanmar said closure of food markets across Rakhine state and restrictions on aid had driven them over the borderHungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, fleeing violence and hunger that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing. The new arrivals said they were driven out by hunger because food markets in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state had been shut down and aid deliveries restricted. They also reported attacks by the military and Rakhine Buddhist mobs. Wading through waste-deep water with children strapped to their sides, the Rohingya said they had walked for days through bushes and monsoon-swollen streams from Myanmar’s Buthidaung region before reaching the border. Related: Myanmar military accused of killing dozens of fleeing Rohingya villagers Related: Mystery surrounds deaths of Hindu villagers in Myanmar mass graves Continue reading... [...]
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SSP Chawrasia: India’s slumdog Olympian
SSP Chawrasia is India’s number one golfer at the moment. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul) Golf’s historic return to the Olympics has so far been farcical and slighted [...]
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Apple asks US Supreme Court to rule against Samsung in patents row
The world’s top smartphone rivals have been feuding over patents since 2011, when Apple sued Samsung in a northern California court, alleging infringement of the iPhone’s patents, [...]
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A team of doctors remove 639 nails from stomach of a man in Kolkata
In an unusual case, a team of doctors of Calcutta Medical College successfully removed 639 nails from the stomach of a 48 year old on Monday. The condition of this mentally challenged man is reported stable. The man was [...]
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Delhi biker dies after being trapped in pothole
Ramashish who was a eyewitness said that the pothole was responsible for Praveen's death as it was flooded with water and nobody was able to judge its depth. [...]
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In Mahasweta Devi’s fiction, the dispossessed told their own truths
Since the 1980s, she has been vocal about the injustices faced by the dispossessed of our population. (Source: File) “A billion moons pass. A billion lunar years. Opening her eyes [...]
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Mahasweta Devi: Touching the rainbow
Mahasweta Devi As I have been saying incessantly, the right to dream should be the first fundamental right!” announced Mahasweta Devi at the Jaipur Literary Festival in 2013. I ag [...]
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Saving rhino calves, other Kaziranga animals during floods is a different job altogether
A One-horned Rhino swims through flood waters in Kaziranga National Park in Assam (Source: PTI) As a schoolboy Ramen Das always wanted to become a good football player, which in tur [...]
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Vijay Rupani takes charge as new Gujarat CM, allocates portfolios to ministers
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday allocated portfolios to his Council of Ministers and kept the key home department with himself as he took charge of his new job. The post Vijay Rupani takes charge as new Gujarat CM, allocates portfolios to ministers appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Sony Xperia XZ Premium
  Sony may not have a real hold on the smartphone space anymore, but its phones remain as relevant as ever. The company recently announced that it’ll focus on the premium range from now on. That,... [...]
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NIA arrests 2 stone pelters in terror funding case
The National Investigation Agency has arrested two stone pelters from the Kashmir Valley. NIA sources say that they were arrested in connection with the Hurriyat Terror Funding case. The names of these two persons came up during the ongoing [...]
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Lack of sleep ups kids’ depression risk later
Inadequate or disrupted sleep at early age will more likely develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more lik [...]
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Revenue Minister Udhayakumar on Kamal Haasan's Ennore visit: He just wants to cause unnecessary confusion
Kamal Haasan's visit to Ennore has caused a stir within AIADMK with state's Revenue Minister RB Udhayakumar stating that he is spreading rumours and people will not fall for it. [...]
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TDP will pressure NDA government over granting special status to Andhra Pradesh
After hinting at reviewing ties with the NDA over special status to Andhra Pradesh, the Telugu Desam Party has softened its stand and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement the AP Reorganisation Act in letter and spirit The post TDP will pressure NDA government over granting special status to Andhra Pradesh appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Who are  Chakma and Hajong refugees ?
The government is all set to give citizenship to over one lakh Chakma-Hajongs, Buddhists and Hindus who fled to India in the 1960s to escape religious persecution in the Chittagong Hill area of Bangladesh. The move came following an [...]
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2017 Renault Duster Sandstorm edition launched at Rs 10.40 lakh
2017 Renault Duster Sandstorm edition launched at Rs 10.40 lakh [...]
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Boris Johnson caught on camera reciting Kipling in Myanmar temple
Foreign secretary’s impromptu recital of colonial-era poem was so embarrassing the UK ambassador was forced to stop him The foreign secretary has been accused of “incredible insensitivity” after it emerged he recited part of a colonial-era Rudyard Kipling poem in front of local dignitaries while on an official visit to Myanmar in January.Boris Johnson was inside the Shwedagon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist site in the capital Yangon, when he started uttering the opening verse to The Road to Mandalay, including the line: “The temple bells they say/ Come you back you English soldier.” Continue reading... [...]
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The Urdu Press: Troubled Valley
Compiled by Seema Chishti Rashtriya Sahara, in an editorial on July 11, writes: “The present situation in the Kashmir valley has created great problems for the Mehbooba Mufti government. The people are pained and angry because of the perception that, in [...]
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Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled
Aston Martin DB11 Volante unveiled [...]
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Rajasthan wants Maha industrialists to partner in farm sector
Mumbai, July 26: Rajasthan government is seeking technology and investments from Maharashtra to strengthen fast growing agriculture and related sectors in the desert state. "We seek technology and investments to strengthen agriculture and allied sectors. We invite industrialists and farmers of [...]
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