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I-Day celebrations: 2,500 lamps illuminate Red Fort after sunset
New Delhi, Aug 10: Around 2,500 lamps will illuminate the historic Red Fort from 7:30 pm to 11 pm, starting today, in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations, a statement by the Ministry of Culture said. It is the first ever [...]
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UP: Flood like situation in Kanpur after Ganga river swells again
Lucknow, Sep 5: Massive floods have been wreaking across 16 districts of Uttar Pradesh, claiming over 16 lives in last 48 hours. Rescue operations are underway, with Air Force choppers rescuing 14 people stranded in Lalitpur and Jhansi districts. [...]
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Who is Kalyan Krishnamurthy? Flipkart to appoint new group CEO replacing Binny Bansal
Bengaluru, Sep 24: Flipkart Pvt. Ltd, now controlled by Walmart Inc is considering naming a new chief executive officer (CEO) at the group level in place of Binny Bansal. Flipkart co-founder and group chief executive officer (CEO) Binny Bansal took over [...]
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Stuck With Them Pretty Pictures
Film Director Rituparno Ghosh. (Source: Express archive photo) How is the Bengali film industry doing, my non-resident Kolkatan friends often ask me when they come down for their ye [...]
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Yogi defends renaming of Allahabad, says those opposing it have 'zero understanding of history'
Lucknow, Oct 16: Hitting back at those opposing his government's decision to re-name Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday (October 16) said those questioning the move have zero understanding of history and traditions. The Uttar Pradesh [...]
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Why Tipu Sultan is a religious bigot best forgotten
Bengaluru, Nov 5: It is that time of the year and the debate on Tipu Sultan is back. Despite protests from a large section of the people, especially in Kodagu and Mangalore, the government has for the past couple of years [...]
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ISL 2017: Miku, Sunil Chettri on target as Bengaluru FC beat Kerala Blasters 3-1
The win took Bengaluru to third position on the table and in touching distance of league leaders Chennaiyin FC. [...]
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Govt serious about Prime Minister Modi’s security says Rajnath Singh
The government is serious about the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said, amid reports of an assassination plot by Maoists. "We are always serious about the prime minister's security. The Maoists are fighting [...]
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TN TRB special teacher recruitment results 2018 declared
The TN TRB special teacher recruitment results 2018 has been declared. The results are available on the official website. Tentative key answers for all the subjects were published on 13.10.2017. The written exam was held on September 23, 2017. [...]
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Modi favours wider debate on holding simultaneous polls
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday called for "widespread" debate on holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies saying that it will result in financial savings. Modi was addressing the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of [...]
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Isolated in AAP, but not willing to quit: Kumar Vishwas
After being denied a seat in Parliament, senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas finds that he is being increasingly isolated in the party, with its top brass turning a deaf ear to his plans for an electoral campaign in Rajasthan. [...]
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Now, teachers can send their own name for National Award for Teachers
New Delhi: Teachers of government schools can now send their entries directly for National Award for Teachers. This was announced by Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar in his new initiative which was earlier decided by the [...]
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Top BJP leaders flay Congress on Emergency's anniversary
New Delhi, Jun 25: On the 43rd anniversary of Emergency, top BJP leaders flayed the Congress with Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing it as a "direct attack on our Constitutional ideals" and his Cabinet colleague Arun Jaitley likening erstwhile Prime Minister [...]
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Modi, Opposition leaders to hold all party meet ahead of Budget session
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called a meeting of House leaders of all political parties on Sunday, on the eve of Parliament's Budget Session during which the government and the Opposition are likely to clash over a host of issues, [...]
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BJP to send key persons to MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh to handle media in a better way
New Delhi, July 12: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has deputed its two spokespersons and one co-convener in the three election-bound state - Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan. They have been given this responsibility for the image building of the state [...]
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NHRC issues notices to Centre, Delhi govt over starvation deaths of 3 sisters
New Delhi, July 27: The tragic incident of deaths of three minor girls, all from one family, in the national capital due to starvation recently has shocked everyone. Activists working with poor and marginalised have called the incident as Delhi's shame [...]
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Muzaffarpur Shelter Home: CBI takes all documents related to this case from Court
New Delhi, Aug 9: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken all documents (such as FIR copy, chargesheet copy, case diary) related to Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case from the court. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has demanded [...]
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British artists join fight for release of Bangladeshi photojournalist
Niece of Shahidul Alam adds major names to letter demanding justice for crusading photographerLeading British artists and curators have stepped up pressure on the Bangladeshi government to release the crusading photographer Shahidul Alam from jail in Dhaka.Creative voices, including the film-maker and artist Steve McQueen, the dancer and choreographer Akram Khan, and the artists Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, have joined an international call for justice and transparency about Alam’s alleged crimes, ahead of a bail hearing scheduled for 3 September. A British exhibition of his work is also being planned in support of the cause. Continue reading... [...]
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India vs England, 5th Test Day 3 live updates
India, who let it slip on the second day, take on England on Day 3 of the fifth Test at Kennington Oval, London.  [...]
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Skoda India appoints Pavel Richter as production technical director
Skoda India has announced that Pavel Richter has been appointed the Production Technical Director of the Volkswagen Group’s Skoda-led India 2.0 project starting November 1, 2018.  The 46-year-old will be responsible for the production of all the models that roll out of VW’s plant in Pune. The company says re-organising the responsibilities at the management level is an important step in implementing the ‘India 2.0’ project. Commenting on Richter’s appointment, Dr Andreas Lauermann, managing director and president of Volkswagen India, said: “I am delighted to welcome Pavel Richter to our team in Pune. With his experience, he will play a crucial role in achieving our common goal of further strengthening the Volkswagen Group’s position in the strategically important Indian market.” Gurpratap Boparai, managing director of Skoda Auto India and head of the ‘India 2.0’ project, said: “Pavel Richter has known the company for many years and has considerable expertise in the international automotive industry. With his capabilities, he will play a key role in making the ‘India 2.0’ project successful.” Pavel Richter has been working at Skoda Auto since 2000 and has performed various managerial roles in the many international markets. In 2011, he became head of the Skoda’s production facility in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. From 2014, Richter was responsible for the production of the Octavia, Rapid and Karoq models at the company’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. Also see: Skoda hires outsider from Tata Motors as head of engineering for ‘India 2.0’ project Next-gen Skoda Rapid, VW Vento coming in 2021 Skoda CEO confirms localisation of VW 1.0 TSI petrol Skoda's 'India 2.0’ project to bank heavily on localisation Skoda to take charge of VW Group model development for India [...]
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Petrol prices hit 55-month high in Mumbai
The price of petrol Mumbai has hit a new high in 55 months and costs Rs 81.96 for a litre in the financial capital. This is the highest it has reached since September 14, 2013, where it had cost Rs 83.62 per litre .  In 2014, the highest price that petrol had scaled was Rs 82.07 per litre. The lowest prices that motorists paid – and happily at that – was Rs 62.75 a litre on March 10, 2016. After this date though, as per our sister publication Autocar Professional’s analysis of fuel prices in the past two years, petrol prices never fallen below Rs 65 a litre, and have continuously marched upwards. The year 2017 began with petrol being priced at Rs 76.91 a litre and ended at Rs 77.87 a litre, with the highest being Rs 79.99 a litre on October 3, 2017. The lowest price at which the fuel was sold last year was Rs 72.66 a litre on April 1, 2017. As of today, the price differential between the two fossil fuels, petrol and diesel, is now Rs 12.40 a litre. Diesel at its highest ever price If you thought diesel vehicle owners are a happier lot when it comes to tanking up, then it’s worth doing a rethink. Today, in Mumbai, diesel costs Rs 69.50 a litre, the highest ever the ‘common man’s’ fuel has ever cost in India. The previous highest was Rs 67.26 a litre on August 31, 2014.  On March 10, 2016, the price of diesel rate in Mumbai was Rs 53.06 a litre, rose to Rs 55.64 a litre on August 16, 2016, and from then on, Mumbai never bought diesel at Rs 55 to a litre. The price rally has now hit Rs 69.50 litre today, the highest ever recorded. Even in the other four key metros, today’s diesel price is the highest in their respective history, with Delhi paying Rs 65.18 a litre, Kolkata Rs 67.88 and Chennai Rs 68.76. In 2017, the lowest recorded rate for diesel in Mumbai was Rs 58.19 a litre and the highest was Rs 64.89 a litre at the start of the year. [...]
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Situation created by Modi govt worse than emergency: Yashwant
Two days after quitting the BJP, former union minister Yashwant Sinha has alleged that the situation during the last four years of the Narendra Modi government was "worse than Emergency". Sinha, who resigned from the BJP and taken 'sanyas' [...]
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OSSTET 2018 today, download admit card
New Delhi, Oct 5: The OSSTET 2018 admit card has been released. The same is available on the official website. The OSSTET 2018 exam conducted by BSE Odisha is scheduled to be held on October 5th, today. The candidates [...]
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Muslim couple kicked off flight for 'sweating', saying 'Allah'
A Pakistani-American couple was allegedly singled out and asked to exit a US-bound Delta Air Lines flight after a flight attendant felt "uncomfortable" when she noticed that they were "sweating", saying "Allah" and texting. [...]
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Apple’s iOS falling behind Android in India: Strategy Analytics
  It seems like Apple is slowly losing is ground to Android in India. According to a report by Strategy Analytics, Android had a 97 percent smartphone OS marketshare in India in Q2 2016 as compared to i... [...]
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Olympics Horror Show: Annemiek Van Vleuten crashes head-first during 2016 Rio Cycle Road Race – WATCH
She was leading the women`s road race when the tragic accident happened. [...]
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New Consumer Protection Bill approved by Union Cabinet
New Delhi, Dec 20: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new Consumer Protection Bill that seeks to establish an authority to safeguard consumers' rights and has provisions for penalty and jail terms in case of adulteration and misleading ads by [...]
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