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Obama: dark Trump vision ‘doesn’t really jibe’ with facts
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WASHINGTON The dark vision of America under siege described by Donald Trump in his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination does not mesh with reality, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday The post Obama: dark Trump vision ‘doesn’t really jibe’ with facts | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Beef attack comes to Karnataka: Dalits attacked in Chikkamagaluru
Chikkamagaluru, July 23: Four Dalit youths were attacked, allegedly by activists of the Bajrang Dal in a remote village in Chikkamagaluru, ostensibly for storing beef at home. The attack has come to light even as Gujarat is burning over a similar [...]
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Only exotica
On July 25, eight HUMBOLDT penguins got a new home in Mumbai. The city’s Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan spent more than Rs 2 crore to acquire them from a South Korean zoo. The birds are native to the Pacific coast of South America. Their alienness is no [...]
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Driving rules imposed by parents more impactful on teens
“Both parents and young drivers perceive the parental guidance and encouragement of compliance as critical to young driver behaviour,” said a researcher at Queensland University o [...]
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India's competitive parliamentary democracy needs a President, but pomp and Raj legacy worth it?
The President adds a dimension of constitutional oversight to a competitive parliamentary democracy. But the pomp and ceremony of the office and the estate, an anachronistic legacy of the Raj, comes at a huge cost to the taxpayer. [...]
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Buying a car? You may need to show proof of parking space
Residents in Bengaluru planning to buy a new car will have to show proof that they have adequate parking space for it, if a new proposal from Karnataka government is accepted. The Karnataka government has sent a proposal to [...]
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Researchers identify protein that boosts memory
The researchers also found that study participants with more years of education showed higher levels of the protein. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Researchers have discovered a link b [...]
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List of world’s best-selling cars in H1 2016 revealed
F2M Global Mobility Database has released a report listing the best-selling cars in H1 2016 globally. Here are the world’s top 10 cars on the basis of sales during H1 2016. 1. Toyota Corolla – 6,34,298 Unsurprisingly, the top-most selling car during H1 2016 globally was the Toyota Corolla. Toyota managed to sell 6,34,298 units of the car. However, the sales declined by 1.2% compared to H1 2015 (6,41,850). 2. VW Golf – 5,00,630 Volkswagen sold 5,00,630 units of VW Golf during H1 2017 globally, which although being impressive given the “diesel-gate” scandal, was 1.8% lower compared to H1 2015 (508,829). 3. Ford F-Series – 4,78,384 Ford sold 4,78,384 F-Series pickup trucks during H1 2016 globally, registering a 12.6% growth from H1 2015 (4,24,884). 4. Ford Focus – 3,67,479 The Ford Focus, the VW Golf’s rival, witnessed a steep decline during H1 2016 from H1 2015 with the sales dropping by 16.4%, from 4,39,584 to 3,67,479. 5. Hyundai Elantra – 3,63,490 The Hyundai Elantra‘s sixth generation model is yet to show its colours globally, as the car’s sales declined during H1 2016 from H1 2015 by 9.7% , from 4,02,526 to 3,58,602. 6. VW Polo – 3,58,602 The VW Polo is the only sub-compact car to have made it to the top ten list during H1 2016. However, the sales dropped by 1.8%, from 3,65,257 during H1 2015 to 3,58,602. 7. Toyota RAV4 – 3,46,791 Toyota sold 3,46,791 units of the Toyota RAV4 during H1 2016, 10.8% more than it did during H1 2015 (3,12,993). 8. Toyota Camry – 3,39,611 The Toyota Camry witnessed an 11.7% decline in sales during H1 2016 compared to H1 2015; the sales dropped from 3,84,421 then to 3,39,611 now. 9. Honda CR-V – 3,33,697 Honda sold 3,33,697 units of the Honda CR-V during H1 2016, 3.9% more than it did during H1 2015 (3,21,038). 10. Chevrolet Silverado – 3,07,845 Unlike for H1 2015, when the pickup truck’s sales were 3,10,981, the Chevrolet Silverado made it to the top ten list for H2 2016 registering a half-yearly sales of 3,07,845, which translates to a 1.0% decline in sales. [...]
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DNA code that makes apple flesh red ‘deciphered’
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Trump disbands business councils after CEO exodus over Charlottesville remarks
US President Donald Trump said he is shutting down two business councils after several member CEOs quit protesting Trump's comments on the Charlottesville, Virginia violence. [...]
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Repression will not resolve Kashmir issue: Mirwaiz
Srinagar, Aug 18: Asserting that use of force was not the solution, Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday claimed that killing of militants by the security forces will not help resolve the Kashmir issue. "Each day, [...]
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2017 BWF Worlds: Saina Nehwal beats World No. 3 Sung Ji Hyun to storm into quarter-finals
Earlier into the day, Srikanth reached the quarter-final round in the men's singles category after defeating Anders Antonsen of Denmark 21-14 21-18. Then in the women's singles, PV Sindhu scripted a comeback to narrowly edge past World No. 17 Cheung Ngan Yi winning by 19-21, 23-21, 21-17. [...]
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Narada sting probe: CBI Summons Mayor Sovan Chatterjee
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday sent summons to the Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, asking him to appear on Wednesday at Nizam Palace in connection with the Narada tapes controversy. Earlier, The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sent summons to Kolkata [...]
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The Battle for Myanmar’s Buddhist spirit – video
In Myanmar, different groups of Buddhist monks are battling with how to deal with the country’s minority Muslim population. While some advocate peace, others, such as the extremist Ma Ba Tha, are stoking up hatred and violence. The Guardian visited Myanmar to investigate how the monks’ actions are threatening to destabilise the country’s newly established democracy Continue reading... [...]
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India vs Macau Asian Cup qualifier rescheduled to avoid clash with Australia ODI
The Australian cricket team arrived in India on Friday for a five-match ODI series followed by three T20Is.  [...]
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On Modi’s birthday, fan creates Guinness World Record by displaying 2 lakh photos of PM
Jaipur, Sep 18: He is definitely one of the biggest fans of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Over the years, Manmohan Agrawal, a resident of Jaipur, Rajasthan, has been diligently collecting pictures of Modi because he greatly admire and adore the PM. On [...]
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India-spec Maruti Suzuki S-Cross facelift details revealed, bookings open
India-spec Maruti Suzuki S-Cross facelift details revealed, bookings open [...]
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FIFA U-17 World Cup: England blank Iraq 4-0, set up pre-quarters clash against Japan
Having won all their three matches, the Young Lions topped Group F with nine points while the Lions of Mesopotamia in their second World Cup appearance also qualified for the last-16 by finishing second with four points. [...]
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Eye In The Sky movie review
At first, it seems the film, written by Guy Hibbert, is clearly showing up the politicians for wavering over the fate of the girl, and for the military being more clear-eyed about these matte [...]
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Laying of notification objected to in Rajya Sabha
New Delhi, July 27: Laying of a notification on Newsprint Control Order was today objected to in Rajya Sabha on the grounds that the operation of such an order had been stayed by the Kolkata High Court. Soon after the House [...]
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Mercedes GLT pickup spied on video
Will enter production by the end of the decade. In March 2015, Daimler confirmed that it plans to launch the first Mercedes-Benz pickup in the market under the Mercedes-Benz Vans brand. Now, the Mercedes pickup (Mercedes GLT according to media rumors) has been seen in a spy video published on the walkoART YouTube channel. [YouTube video] The Mercedes GLT will be a one-tonne, mid-sized pickup. It’s being developed in cooperation with the Renault-Nissan Alliance. To be specific, it will be Nissan and Daimler who will jointly develop the vehicle. It will be available only in double-cab body style and be targeted at personal-use and commercial customers. The Mercedes pickup will share some of the architecture with the third generation Nissan NP300 (Nissan Navara). The same pickup truck also spawned the first one-tonne pickup from Renault recently – the Renault Alaskan. The Mercedes pickup will share some of the architecture with the third generation Nissan NP300 (Nissan Navara). Also See: 2017 Mercedes GLA (facelift) spotted – Video The Mercedes GLT will be built by Nissan in the Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina, along with the Nissan NP300 and the Renault Alaskan, as well as in the Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain. Production in both locations will commence by the end of the decade. The Mercedes GLT will be targeted at Europe, Australia, South Africa and Latin America. Mercedes GLT – Image Gallery [...]
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Twenty people killed in attack at Pakistan shrine
Police arrest three suspects in Punjab including shrine’s custodian after attack by men wielding batons and knivesTwenty people were killed and four others wounded at a Sufi shrine in Pakistan by men wielding batons and knives, police said.The attack took place at the Shrine of Mohammad Ali in the country’s Punjab province on Sunday morning, according to police, who said they had arrested three suspects including the shrine’s custodian. Continue reading... [...]
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New sedan to join VW’s electric ID line-up
The sedan will complete a quartet of ID electric concepts, including an ID SUV, ID Buzz MPV and ID hatchback. [...]
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India not so rosy for the lower castes | Brief letters
India’s outcasts | Pink cricket balls | Dilemmas of tourism | Title abusesNitin Mehta paints a rosy picture of contemporary self-rule India (Letters, 18 August). This is unless, of course, you are talking about the millions of people who suffer daily as dalits and adivasi (tribal) people. Their abuses include daily mob lynching, punishment rape, social exclusion and economic and educational disadvantage and deprivation. But they probably don’t count.Santosh DassAnti Caste Discrimination Alliance, Hounslow, Middlesex• Still on the theme of all things pink and glittery for girls (Letters, 16 and 18 August), perhaps we can hope for a big increase in the number of girls who want to play cricket now that they are using pink balls?Gwyneth PendryCaergybi, Ynys Mon Continue reading... [...]
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Noble Skiodo launches its 4K UHD LED smart TV at Rs. 49,000
  Noble Skiodo has launched its 4K UHD LED smart TV in India at Rs. 49,000. Called the Noble 42KT424KSMN01, features surround sound, built in wifi, and an exclusive sports mode. The TV supports Android... [...]
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Brexit: The return of boundaries
The Brexit vote shows how Britain was swayed by nativist sentiments but nativist sentiments are not limited to the UK. (Source: File) The Brexit vote may not be the last nail in glo [...]
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PM Narendra Modi is still silent, but cow vigilantism is a hot topic of discussion elsewhere
Hundreds of members of Dalit community take a pledge not to remove cattle carcass as they gather for a rally to protest against the attack on their community members in Ahmedabad, Sunday, Jul [...]
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'Jayalalithaa behind Hillary Clinton's presidential bid': AIADMK MLA brings the House down
AIADMK legislator A Ramu said Hillary Clinton understood "the power of Amma's personality", adding she was moved by J Jayalalithaa's drive and resolute words. [...]
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