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Indian athletes get rousing send-off by Shah Rukh Khan ahead of para Asian Games
The Asian Para Games will see players participate in an array of events including athletics, swimming, badminton, chess and powerlifting. [...]
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Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh beat Pakistan by 37 runs, set up final with India
Bangladesh knocked favourites Pakistan out of the Asia Cup after a convincing 37-run win [...]
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From Prince Naseem to the war on terror: did 9/11 ruin UK Asian culture?
The year is 2001, and video clips of a boxer, race riots and September 11 paint a striking picture of hard times for south Asians in the UK. Now, says artist Kazim Rashid , it’s time to talk about it Where did all the brown people go? It’s a question that British Pakistani artist Kazim Rashid has been pondering. The 1990s saw a boom in south Asian cultural output in the UK, from the success of Goodness Gracious Me to Panjabi MC’s crossover chart hit Mundian To Bach Ke and the Mercury prize win for Talvin Singh. The country seemed to be embracing the Blair government’s multiculturalism. And then, as Rashid identifies it, in the two decades that followed, silence.“How come there’s this insane decade of output [by south Asians] that just vanishes?” he says, sinking into a sofa on the fifth floor of London member’s club Shoreditch House. Rashid used to be a party animal before parlaying his club kid days into a successful career in music management. “Behind the scenes, there are some really influential brown people. Why are we good enough to do the work, but not good enough to be the work? And why do we have the confidence to pull the strings, but we don’t have the confidence to tell the story? I couldn’t make sense of it.”After 9/11 it was so dangerous to be on the streets and look the way we did – the way we do2001: Pressure Makes Diamonds is at Rich Mix, London, until 30 September Continue reading... [...]
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NIA busts terror funding module of Pak-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed's outfit
New Delhi, Sep 26: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has busted a terror funding module in Delhi led by Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed's Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), according to an official statement issued Wednesday. The NIA carried out searches at [...]
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Self-styled godman Phalahari Maharaj gets life term for sexual assault
Jaipur, Sep 26: A court in Rajasthan's Alwar district Wednesday sentenced 70-year-old self-styled godman Kaushlendra Prapanacharya Phalahari Maharaj to life imprisonment for sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman. Additional Sessions Judge Rajendra Sharma also imposed a fine of Rs 1 [...]
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Mercedes-Benz to export made-in-India GLC to the US
The trade stand-off between the United States and China has resulted in the emergence of an unlikely beneficiary - Mercedes-Benz India. You see, US President Donald Trump's administration has levied high tariffs on products imported from China, and to get around the taxation issue, Mercedes-Benz is now shipping its midsize SUV, the GLC, to the US, from India. According to an Automotive News report, utilising its plant in Chakan, Pune (which has an annual production capacity of 20,000 units), Mercedes-Benz India is now exporting the GLC to meet high demand in the North American market – where the GLC is its highest-selling model. Currently, Mercedes' facility in Bremen, Germany supplies the GLC to the US, and Mercedes reportedly has no plans to produce the SUV at its plant in Alabama, US. This makes Mercedes-Benz the first luxury car manufacturer in India to be shipping locally-produced models to the US, and is a move that will elevate India’s position on the world stage. Mercedes-Benz is expected to debut a facelifted version of the GLC sometime next year. You can read all about it here.   SOURCE [...]
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Fact Check: This is the truth behind PM's claim on new airports
Fact Check: This is the truth behind PM's claim on new airports [...]
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Modi is no Shivaji, Martha king did not indulge in riot politics: Shiv Sena
Modi is no Shivaji, Martha king did not indulge in riot politics: Shiv Sena [...]
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Man removed from Indian plane after entering cockpit to charge phone
A man was removed from an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Kolkata and handed over to police, though later releasedA passenger has been taken off an Indian domestic flight after trying to enter the cockpit to charge his phone.The man, who some Indian media reports said was intoxicated, tried to enter the cockpit while the plane prepared to take off for Kolkata from the western city of Mumbai. Related: Nosebleeds on Indian flight after crew forget to pressurise cabin Continue reading... [...]
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11 month-old baby dies on-board Qatar airways Doha-Hyderabad flight
Hyderabad, Sep 26: An eleven-month-old baby on Wednesday, 26 September reportedly died onboard a Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Hyderabad. The cause of the death is still unknown. Further details awaited. Earlier this week, a Chennai-Doha Qatar Airways [...]
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Indian court upholds legality of world's largest biometric database
Aadhaar program holds details of over a billion people and spawned the second-longest case the supreme court has ever heardIndia’s supreme court has upheld the legality of the government’s Aadhaar system, the world’s largest biometric database containing the personal information of more than a billion Indians.The five-judge bench of India’s top court decided the benefits of the system outweighed the risks to privacy – but pruned back larger ambitions for the scheme by laying down stringent new limits on how Aadhaar information can be used. Related: India goes from village to village to compile world’s biggest ID database Related: No ID, no benefits: thousands could lose lifeline under India’s biometric scheme Continue reading... [...]
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Aadhaar Verdict LIVE: 3 separate judgments expected
New Delhi, Sep 26: It is a huge day in the Supreme Court and a decision would be taken on whether Aadhaar could be made mandatory or not. A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court would decide on the constitutional validity [...]
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Aadhaar verdict: SC judgment will have far-reaching effect
New Delhi, Sep 26: Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, who represented the government in Aadhaar case, said the Supreme Court judgment will have a far-reaching effect because Aadhaar is relevant for a large number of subsidies. Mukul Rohatgi, said, [...]
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Pitru Paksha 2018: Dates, Shradh timings and how to perform this rituals
New Delhi, Sep 25: Pitru Paksha 2018 or Shradh paksha 2018 which is also known as fortnight for the ancestors, is a 16-lunar day period where Hindus remember their ancestors during that period. This usually falls in the fortnight immediately after [...]
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Office of profit case: EC rejects AAP plea of examining witnesses
New Delhi, Sep 25: The Election Commission on Tuesday has rejected Aam Aadmi Party's petition seeking examination of witnesses in office of profit case. Earlier, the Commission had rejected a similar plea by the 20 AAP lawmakers to cross [...]
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Afghanistan batsman Mohammad Shahzad hits century vs India, scores highest percentage of team runs
Shahzad scored 103 runs in 88 balls at a stunning strike rate of 113.79, scoring 76.33 percent of runs for Afganistan. He hit 103 in Afghan's total score of 131 runs.  [...]
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Asia Cup 2018: Spirited Afghanistan bow out with tie against India
A spirited Afghanistan held heavyweights India to a tie in their final Super Four match of the 2018 Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.  [...]
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UP: Video of cops abusing girl, thrashing her went viral for being in ‘relationship’ with Muslim man
Meerut, Sep 25: A video of Uttar Pradesh police went viral on social media for abusing and assaulting woman in Meerut for allegedly being in a relationship with a Muslim man. The four cops seen in the video have [...]
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Antonio Giovinazzi to join Sauber F1
The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team has announced that Ferrari protege Antonio Giovinazzi will be partnering Kimi Raikkonen at the team next year. Giovinazzi was runner-up to Pierre Gasly in the 2016 GP2 title race, and his 2019 deal will be his first full-time racing chance since his GP2 campaign two years ago. He raced for Sauber twice last season as a stand-in for the injured Pascal Wehrlein. This year he is carrying out a programme of Friday grand prix practice outings with the team, and has also tested for both Haas and Ferrari. A Sauber statement said the decision to sign Giovinazzi fitted the team's "tradition of discovering and nurturing young talents" and "is particularly significant in the scope of the project" with title sponsor Alfa Romeo. “I am delighted to be joining the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team. This is a dream come true, and it is a great pleasure to have the chance to race for this team. As an Italian, it is a huge honour for me to represent a brand as iconic and successful as Alfa Romeo in our sport,” said Giovinazzi. Commenting on the team’s decision to sign Giovinazzi, Frédéric Vasseur, CEO of Sauber Motorsport and Team Principal of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, said: “We are very pleased to reveal the complete driver line-up for the 2019 season. We first signed Kimi Räikkönen, an extremely experienced driver who will contribute to the development of our car and will accelerate the progress of our team as a whole. Together with Alfa Romeo, we are delighted to welcome Antonio Giovinazzi, who will take the place of Charles Leclerc. We have already had the opportunity to work with him in the past and he has proven to have great potential. We are very determined and motivated. Our target is to continue progressing and fighting together for positions that count.” Meanwhile, Sauber’s current driver Marcus Ericsson will continue to work with the team next year as a reserve driver and brand ambassador [...]
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Donald Trump praises free society of India for lifting millions out of poverty
Donald Trump praises free society of India for lifting millions out of poverty [...]
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Five arrested in multi-crore gutkha scam
Five arrested in multi-crore gutkha scam [...]
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A different kind of political formation may emerge in Bihar
New Delhi, Sep 25: Talks about National Democratic Alliance (NDA) seat sharing in continuing in Bihar with a 20:20 division between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the rest of the allies but there is no news about alliance between the Congress, [...]
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Naqvi proposes 40% reservation for girls in proposed world class institution at Alwar
New Delhi, Sep 25: Union minority affairs ministry plans to come up with a world-class institution at Alwar district in Rajasthan which was proposed by the local MLA around a year ago in the presence of Union minority affairs minister Mukhtar [...]
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How to check ICAR AIEEA UG and JRF/SRF 2018 result
New Delhi, Sep 25: The ICAR AIEEA UG and JRF/SRF 2018 second allotment result for UG and JRF/SRF courses for the All India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA) 2018 result has been declared. The results are available on the official website. [...]
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How to download TSPSC VRO exam 2018 answer keys
New Delhi, Sep 25: The TSPSC VRO exam 2018 answer keys have been released. You can download the same on the official website. The TSPSC had conducted the Village Revenue Officer exam on September 16 and the OMR sheet [...]
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Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: These 25 seats are a serious headache for Congress
Bhopal, Sept 24: The Congress has been out of power in Madhya Pradesh for 15 years now. Even though it hasn't done too badly in terms of vote shares, the Grand Old Party has found it challenging to do well in [...]
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Wakeup call: Naxals aim to consolidate in south through killing of AP MLA
Visakhapatnam, Sep 25: A group of naxalites comprising several women shot dead a legislator and a former lawmaker in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. Telugu Desam Party MLA, Kidari Sarveswara Rao and his colleague, Siveri Soma were [...]
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NIA arrests two in fake currency case
New Delhi, Sep 25: The National Investigation Agency has arrested two persons in connection with a fake currency case. The duo who were arrested have been identified as Geam Ali and Ketabuk S K. Both are residents of Malda [...]
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