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Karnataka govt sends report to Centre on Gauri Lankesh murder
New Delhi, Sep 8: The Union Home Ministry has received a report from the Karnataka government on the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh by unidentified persons in Bangalore, an official said. The state chief secretary in his factual report [...]
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NCERT updates school textbooks, include demonetisation, GST in syllabus
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an organisation that assists and advises the government on school education, has started an internal review of the contents of its textbooks as per the instruction given by the government of Prime [...]
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Next-gen Perodua Myvi – Rendering
Rendering based on the Toyota Passo. Theophilus Chin has created a rendering of the next generation Perodua Myvi, which is expected to be based on the Toyota Passo hatchback. It could launch in Malaysia next year; almost six years after the current Myvi was launched. The next gen Myvi could launch in Malaysia next year; almost six years after the current Myvi was launched. As seen in the rendering, it combines the design cues of the Toyota Passo with the front-end of the Perodua Bezza sedan. The styling in the rendering looks slightly more sedate and mature than the current Myvi, which underwent a minor facelift this year. It could also source the feature list from the Bezza sedan, where the top-end Advance trim gets keyless entry, push button start, touchscreen infotainment system, an automatic engine start/stop system and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) on range-topping variants. The next gen Myvi could source the feature list from the Bezza sedan (pictured). Also Read: Perodua Bezza gets over 10,000 bookings – Report Engines for the next gen Perodua Myvi could be sourced from the Toyota NR family, which includes the 1NR-VE 1.3 litre DOHC engine with Dual VVT-i producing 97 hp/121 Nm and 2NR-VE 1.5 litre engine with 104 PS/139 Nm. A 5-speed manual will be standard, while a 4-speed E-AT may be optional. 2016 Perodua Myvi 1.5L Advance – Image Gallery [Source: Theophilus Chin] [...]
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Target for GST rollout is April 1, 2017: Revenue Secretary
New Delhi, Aug 4 A day after the unanimous passage of the Goods and Services Tax bill by the Rajya Sabha, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Thursday said April 1, 2017 will the target date for the roll-out of this pan-India [...]
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ISI transferred Rs 800 crore to separatists to fund Kashmir unrest
Between 2016 and 2017 a sum of Rs 800 crore was transferred to the separatists in Kashmir to create the unrest, an Intelligence Bureau file states. Money came in through various channels, the IB dossier reads while also adding that fund [...]
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Kerala: BJP calls for protest after man dies in police custody
Kasargod, Apr 8: A 28-year-old man collapsed and died while being taken to police station after consuming liquor in a public place at Kasargod, police said on Saturday. Following a complaint by officials of the agriculture department that a group of [...]
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Interpol issues red notice for Scottish teacher wanted for Myanmar murder
Harris Binotti from Dumfries is charged with killing Gary Ferguson, who was found dead in Yangon last NovemberInterpol has issued a red notice for a Scottish teacher wanted by police over the suspected murder of a colleague in Myanmar.Harris Binotti, 26, fled the south-east Asian country in November last year, hours before Gary Ferguson was found dead. Continue reading... [...]
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Sponsored feature: Tata's Contenders
Sponsored feature: Tata's Contenders [...]
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Time to cut the cords with Windows Phone, Microsoft is doing so
  Microsoft has announced that it will stop supporting Skype on certain older operating systems, including its own, Windows Phone. The company said that the service will no longer be supported on device... [...]
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For transparent Brics, India must push for greater engagement with civil society
However, in the interests of a fair and transparent BRICS, it is better to engage with civil society. And India, with its strong democratic traditions and a robust civil society can play a strong role in ensuring this. The post For transparent Brics, India must push for greater engagement with civil society appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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History of doping in Olympics: Where Olympians ignore health risks
In 1886, one cyclist is recorded to have died after taking a “speedball” mix of heroine and cocaine. (Source: AP) For as long as athletes have been battling for gold me [...]
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IPL 10, Match 8: KXIP vs RCB – As it happened…
Live Coverage of Match 8 of IPL 10 between KXIP and RCB. [...]
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Union Home Minister calls Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for talks on Sunday
Darjeeling, August 12, 2017: In a sudden development Bimal Gurung, President, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in a press release claimed that the Union Home Minister has invited the GJM for talks in Delhi on Sunday at 4:30 pm on Sunday. [...]
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MEA refuses to confirm if stone pelting took place between India, China troops in Ladakh
Stating that there indeed was an 'incident' involving Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh on Tuesday, the MEA, however, refused to confirm if both sides indulged in stone pelting. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the incident of August 15 was [...]
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Verdict on triple talaq a great victory for progressive personal laws: Jaitley
Hailing the Supreme Court's decision to strike down instant triple talaq, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the verdict is the law of the land now and a great victory for those who believe that personal laws must be progressive. [...]
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IPL media rights auction: Redefines cricketing standards but nowhere near EPL, NFL or NBA
Star's only rival, Sony's individual bid for broadcast (TV rights) this time was Rs 11,050 crore as compared to their Rs 6,196 crore. But since the consolidated global bid was greater than the sum total parts of every individual bid, they eventually won the rights. [...]
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Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition launched in UK
Powered by a 3-cyl turbo-petrol engine. Hyundai has introduced the Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition in the UK. The special edition i20 has been designed, engineered and built in Europe. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition, as the name suggests, is powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged three-cylinder petrol motor producing 74 kW (100 PS) at 4,500 rpm and 171 Nm of torque at 1,500-4,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Turbo Edition model has a CO2 emissions rating of 104 g/km and a fuel consumption rating of 4.5 L/100 km (22.22 km/l). Hyundai offers the 1.0-litre T-GDi engine model with a 6-speed manual transmission also, in which the turbocharged unit produces 88 kW (120 PS) at 6,000 rpm, while the torque output remains unchanged. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is based on the Hyundai i20 SE grade. Noteworthy features include automatic lights with dusk sensor, 16-inch alloy wheels, Black/Grey interior, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control with speed limiter, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and reversing camera. The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is based on the Hyundai i20 SE. Also Read: Hyundai to rename ‘i’ models The Hyundai i20 Turbo Edition is priced from £12,975 (INR 11.33 lakhs) and will reach UK showrooms this month. Exterior colour choices include Polar White, Aqua Sparkling, Sleek Silver, Stardust Grey, Phantom Black and Red Passion. Hyundai i20 GO! – Image Gallery [...]
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Moto G5
  If you are in the market to pick up a budget smartphone at around Rs. 12,000, chances are that you'll consider the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 3s Prime, Honor 6X and Coolpad... [...]
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Inside Zan TV: Afghanistan’s first all-female station
The channel employs 50 women to create its daily mix of news, politics and lifestyle shows. In a country still recovering from Taliban rule, Zan’s team are transforming attitudes – and ratings are soaringAfter a city-wide billboard campaign featuring a group of young women standing with arms folded, the women’s media network Zan TV launched in Kabul, Afghanistan, three months ago, with a panel discussion about the right to vote and a Facebook cover photo that read: “We mirror you all”. Zan, meaning “women” in Arabic, is the first TV station in Afghanistan to be made for and run entirely by women. It’s a radical initiative for a country where the television industry is run solely by men and where just 16 years ago, journalism and even access to education for women were banned. “We want women to have an active role in politics and society,” says Nasrine Nawa, 26, Zan’s director of news programming. “We’re empowering them to lead independent lives outside the home.”Nawa’s mission is to train the next generation of female Afghan journalists. Fifty women aged 17 to 28 work for Zan; half are qualified, half are learning on the job. “Many trained journalists are jobless because most TV stations won’t employ women, so we do. We also want to train young women who might not have access to education because of where they live or their family,” says Nawa. Zan also employs 10 men to train women in operating cameras and editing film. It posts jobs on its Facebook page, which had an average of 8,000 likes a day in May. Related: The female journalists defying taboos and braving death threats in Afghanistan | Sune Engel Rasmussen Related: Sesame Street's new Muppet takes on the Taliban (and the trolls) Continue reading... [...]
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Hyderabad: Superstitious landlord forces tenant's dead child out in the rain for whole night
Due to the unreasonable whims of the landlord, the grieving family had to keep the body of their son out on the verandah, while it rained heavily. [...]
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Apple users spending more on App Store, buying lesser iPhones
  Apple has released its performance report for Q3 2016, and the results are much better than initial expectations. They aren’t entirely drop dead gorgeous, but after the second quarter results ca... [...]
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As Rajnath Singh leaves for Islamabad, hopes for another window of opportunity
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) greeted by his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif after Modi took the oath of office at the presidential palace in New Delhi on May 26, 2014. (Source: Reuters [...]
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Indian state must end its violence in Kashmir | Letters
We are deeply concerned about the armed violence perpetrated by the Indian state through its 700,000 security forces on civilians in India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir since 8 July (India is blinding young Kashmiri protesters – and no one will face justice, theguardian.com, 18 July). The death toll is nearly at 60; toddlers and teenagers have been injured alongside more than 3,500 civilians in a critical condition.After the killing of popular 21-year-old rebel commander Burhan Wani, Indian forces attacked unarmed mourners and protesters with guns, pellet guns and tear gas (Report, 12 July). A complete lockdown and curfew in Kashmir since then allowed Indian forces to shut down mobile and internet services (Report, 20 July) and the Kashmiri press was banned for some days. The humanitarian crisis unfolding in Kashmir is only the most recent in the three decades of militarisation since the 1990s. The current protests, and those in the three bloody summers of 2008-10, reflect the resilience of the Kashmiri people and their demand for the right to self-determination guaranteed by UN resolutions and promised by the Indian parliament in 1948. Continue reading... [...]
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US special forces soldier killed in operation against Isis in Afghanistan
Spokesman for Nato-led mission says soldier mortally wounded Operation against Isis took place in Achin, in Nangarhar provinceAn American soldier was killed while conducting operations against Islamic State in Afghanistan late on Saturday, a US military spokesman said in a message posted on Twitter. “The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar province” in eastern Afghanistan, US navy captain Bill Salvin said in a message on the official Twitter account of the Nato-led resolute support mission. Continue reading... [...]
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Ending instant divorce is a victory. But Indian women have a fight ahead | Hasina Khan
An Islamic practice allowing men to end a marriage by saying ‘talaq’ three times has been declared unconstitutional. We can now challenge other harmful normsOn Tuesday, the supreme court of India struck down “triple talaq”, the practice where a Muslim man can get instantaneous divorce from his wife just by saying “divorce” three times.The unilateral nature of “triple talaq” violates the contract of marriage and its well-defined rights and responsibilities and places power in the hands of men, reinforcing a hierarchy within marriage. The woman’s emotional contribution to the marriage is never acknowledged, and neither are her rights to equal share in any property and child custody as the marriage ends. Related: India court bans Islamic instant divorce in huge win for women's rights The jingoistic congratulation of the BJP government feels like an appropriation of the struggle by grassroots groups Continue reading... [...]
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Official UK top 100 singles/songs chart (UK top 40 songs) week ending 28th July 2017
Official UK top 100 singles/songs chart (UK top 40 songs) week ending 28th July 2017 [...]
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Devendra Fadnavis's Samruddhi Corridor project becomes rallying point for protesting farmers
Devendra Fadnavis's dream project of connecting home town Nagpur to Mumbai via a high-speed corridor runs into farmers protesting land acquisition. [...]
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Star Trek Beyond movie review: Nobody is asking important questions
Star Trek Beyond movie review: The film doesn’t bother explaining why the universe across planets may be after it. Not that anyone is asking that question, for Star Trek Beyond is much [...]
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