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Donald Trump Jr cancels US foreign policy speech in India
US president’s son holds ‘fireside chat’ at business summit instead after accusations of interferenceA scheduled speech by Donald Trump Jr on US foreign policy in India has been abruptly changed to a “fireside chat” hours before the address was supposed to begin in Delhi.The 15-minute address was initially called “Reshaping Indo-Pacific ties: the new era of cooperation”, but the title was amended on the website of the business conference to remove any reference to a topic. Related: Indian investors offered dinner with Donald Trump Jr Related: Senate committee to release transcripts of Donald Trump Jr interview Continue reading... [...]
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Xiaomi Mi A2
  When Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 last year, it raised our collective expectations higher. The company, no longer an upstart, was known for giving a big bang for the buck in terms of hardware, while refr... [...]
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Dell Inspiron 13 7372 2-in-1
  Dell's laptop lineup is very straightforward. You have the XPS lineup, which is regarded one of the best Windows-powered laptop lineups today and then you move down to the Inspiron series with the... [...]
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Delhi HC to pass order on plea by 20 disqualified AAP MLAs in office-of-profit case
The Delhi High Court will on Friday pass the order on 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs' plea challenging their disqualification in office of profit case. The MLAs had approached the high court challenging their disqualification after President Ram Nath Kovind [...]
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Does bloody bombing in Kabul signal change of tactics for Islamic State?
If Isis was responsible for Saturday’s suicide attacks, it would be its first on civilians in Kabul and its largest ever in AfghanistanUntil Saturday, Kabul residents mostly knew of Islamic State’s operations in Afghanistan through reports of pockets of militants fighting under that name in some eastern districts. They had never felt their presence up close.On Saturday, that appears to have changed. According to the group’s news agency, Amaq, it was Isis who sent two suicide bombers into a crowd of peaceful, civilian protesters, killing at least 80 and wounding more than 200. The statement called the crowd “a Shia gathering”. Most of the protesters were members of the ethnic Hazara minority. Continue reading... [...]
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Now, Siddaramaiah's app goes missing from Play Store
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's app has conspicuously gone missing from the Google Play Store. This comes days after Congress deleted its official app 'With INC' from the Google Play Store, making it unavailable for Android users.  The Congress app's deletion [...]
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Organic food has ‘no health benefits’
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VW Ameo Diesel spied yet again ahead of festive season launch
Will pack an updated version of the 1.5 TDI engine. The VW Ameo diesel variant has been spied testing in Pune, ahead of an expected launch during the festive season. Currently, the Ameo is only available in its petrol variant, which is priced between INR 5.13-6.91 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai). VW India started deliveries of the Ameo earlier this week. For the diesel variant, VW will equip an updated version of the 1.5 TDI unit, which outputs 108 bhp. Along with a 5 speed manual, VW has confirmed that a 7-speed DSG is optional in the Ameo diesel. The petrol variant packs a smaller 1.2L MPI three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 75 PS (73.94 hp) at 5,400 rpm and 110 Nm of torque at 3,750 rpm. Unlike the diesel variant, it’s only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Apart from the TDI badge on the boot, rest of the Ameo diesel variant will be identical to the petrol variant currently sold. As standard from Trendline (base grade), the Ameo features body-coloured bumpers, body-coloured door handles, body-coloured door mirrors with integrated turn indicators, single-folding rear seat backrest, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, ABS and dual-front airbags. The Ameo TDI will offer 5-MT and 7-DSG gearbox options. Also Read: VW Ameo – First Drive Review Higher variants will come equipped with cruise control, automatic rain sensing wipers, reverse parking camera and sensors, Climatronic automatic climate control, remote & power (one-touch) operable windows (open & close), leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome accents and piano finish, leather-wrapped gearshift knob and touchscreen infotainment system with Mirrorlink connectivity. Safety features like Electronic Stabilization Program and Hill Hold control will be exclusive to the diesel-DSG variant. VW Ameo – Image Gallery [Source: Thrust Zone] [...]
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Withings Activite Steel fitness tracker: To buy or not to buy?
  Withings, the French health-tech company recently acquired by Nokia, has launched its range of fitness, health trackers in India. Their India portfolio includes -  a Wi-Fi body scale, a... [...]
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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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Suzuki Vitara compact SUV confirmed for Brazilian market – Report
Will be showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show. Suzuki has confirmed that it will launch the fourth generation Suzuki Vitara in Brazil. The company has announced that it’s bringing the Vitara soon to Brazil, but hasn’t revealed the launch date or any specific details as to the features and specifications planned for the country. The 2016 Suzuki Vitara is available with three engine options in Europe. The fourth generation Suzuki Vitara was introduced at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and entered production in March 2015. The Euro-spec 2016 Suzuki Vitara measures 4,175 mm in length, 1,775 mm in width and 1,610 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,500 mm and a ground clearance of 185 mm. In Europe, the 2016 Suzuki Vitara is offered with three engines. The M16A 1.6-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder unit that develops 88 kW (117.96 hp) and 156 Nm of torque is the least powerful petrol engine. Another, more powerful petrol engine available is the K14C 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit that produces 103 kW (138.07 hp) and 220 Nm of torque in the Vitara S. Lastly, there’s the D16AA 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel unit good for 88 kW (117.96 hp) and 320 Nm of torque. Transmission choices include 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. The fourth-gen Suzuki Vitara will be imported in Brazil from Hungary. Also Read: Next-gen Suzuki Jimny SUV to be based on ladder-frame platform Like the Suzuki S-Cross, the Suzuki Vitara will be imported from Hungary. It’s expected to be launched in late-2016 or early-2017. Brazilian media reports say that the compact crossover will be showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show in November. Suzuki Vitara S – Image Gallery [...]
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IPL 2018: Rishabh Pant bludgeons his way to Orange Cap on Matchday 34, Purple Cap stays with Andrew Tye
Rishabh Pant regained possession of the Orange Cap in style on Matchday 34 of IPL 2018 on Thursday. However, the Purple Cap saw no such movement and stayed with Punjab's Andrew Tye (16 wickets in 10 games). [...]
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Chauthi Koot movie review: You’ll watch this marvelous film with your heart in your mouth
Chauthi Koot movie review: Gurvinder Singh’s Chauthi Koot is a marvelously authentic re-creation of the 80s in Punjab when people were caught between militants and security forces.[/caption [...]
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Yeddyurappa gets first chance, to prove majority in 15 days
B S Yeddyurappa will take over as Chief Minister of Karnataka at Raj Bhavan tomorrow. He will be sworn in as by the Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai Vala. He has been given 15 days time to prove his majority on the [...]
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DIY generation: Rhythm Divine
Their efforts led in 2014 to the launch of DIY Day Festival, a crowdfunded music event that promotes local talent. [...]
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Muslim bodies to move Supreme Court if Triple Talaq bill passed by Rajya Sabha
Alleging "illegality" in provisions of the bill that criminalises instant triple talaq, an Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader on Sunday said Muslim bodies would challenge it in the Supreme Court if the Rajya Sabha also passes it. The [...]
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Assam lynching: 16 arrested, strict vigil on social media
As many as 16 people have been arrested in connection with the lynching of two men in Karbi Anglong district of Assam, while a senior police officer has been given charge to keep a vigil on rumours in social media, the [...]
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Will ensure security, but don't work under pressure: Kejriwal responds to IAS body's presser
Will ensure security, but don't work under pressure: Kejriwal responds to IAS body's presser [...]
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LG V30+
  When you pull the LG V30+ out of its box, you instantly fall in love with it. Seriously, over the first few minutes, hours or more, you won't think about any other smartphone, and I include the iP... [...]
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BJP workers 'purify' venue with 'gomoothra' where Praksh Raj spoke in Sirsi
BJP workers in Karnataka's Sirsi town purified the venue by sprinkling gomoothra (cow urine) on Monday where actor Prakash Raj spoke on Constitution of India. Prakash Raj criticized Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde's controversial remarks on Constitution of India during [...]
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Centre asks J&K govt to form Surrender and Rehabilitation Policy for militants
The Central government on Wednesday asked the J&K government to "formulate new surrender and rehabilitation policy", and provide surrendered militants "with economic rehabilitation enabling them to return to mainstream". The announcement comes three months after the appointment of Dineshwar [...]
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Myanmar accuses Bill Richardson of 'personal attack' as row deepens
War of words continues as Aung San Suu Kyi claims US diplomat was dropped from Rohingya advisory panel, while he says he quitMyanmar has deepened its row with US diplomat Bill Richardson, saying it made the decision to dump him from an advisory panel on the Rohingya crisis and accusing the veteran politician of a “personal attack” on Aung San Suu Kyi in his stinging resignation letter.The war of words has heaped embarrassment on the Burmese leader whose star as a rights defender continues to plummet over her failure to speak out for the Rohingya in the face of overwhelming evidence of the Muslim minority group’s suffering. Related: Aung San Suu Kyi lacks 'moral leadership', says US diplomat as he quits Rohingya panel The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as "the world's most persecuted minority".  Continue reading... [...]
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Infinix Hot 6 Pro
  The budget segment is teeming with options that offer a lot of features without making a hole in your wallet. The segment is also dominated by established players like Xiaomi, Honor and Moto. But once... [...]
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CBSE Compartment results 2018: How to apply for re-verification of marks
New Delhi, Aug 13: The re-verification notice for the CBSE Compartment results 2018 has been released. The same is also available on the official website. More than two lakh candidates have appeared for the CBSE compartment exams this year. [...]
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Bomb exlpodes in Bihar home, four children severely injured
Bomb exlpodes in Bihar home, four children severely injured [...]
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Mecca Masjid blast verdict: All accused acquitted by special NIA court
After 11 years the special NIA court on Monday delivered its verdict in the high-profile Mecca Masjid case in which all the accused were acquitted due to lack of evidence. [Mecca Masjid blast verdict: A timeline] The case has [...]
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Banking on openness
Three years ago when he took over as governor of India’s central bank, Raghuram Rajan announced the move towards “on tap” licences for the setting up of universal or full-service banks. Now, with just a month left for his departure, the RBI has unve [...]
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RSS eyes religious fests for its ‘patriotism’ campaign
On their way from Haridwar, the RSS volunteers are distributing T-shirts along with the “Tiranga (The Tricolour)” to other kanwariyas and locals. Express Photo By Amit Mehra To [...]
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