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Chandigarh author and cook pens book, gives home-made food a gourmet twist
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Courting cuisine in Delhi’s Sangam Courtyard
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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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The murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh shows India descending into violence | Mari Marcel Thekaekara
Hindu extremists go unpunished, leading to a culture in which lynching, mob violence and hate crimes are increasingly, horrifyingly, widespreadOnce quiet, civilised Bangalore is shaken to the core by the news of the shocking murder of its most famous journalist, Gauri Lankesh. In big cities and small towns across India thousands of people are protesting at the murder of a gutsy woman who fought for the marginalised, who called Dalit victims her sons, and who protested against injustice and venal politics in the face of death threats.When you know someone, their death hits you harder. Lankesh was the recipient of endless hate mail from Hindu extremists. She was vilified on two fronts. She dared to take on the powerful Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), currently ruling most of India. She criticised them and their cohorts for attacking minorities and creating a culture that enabled lynching, mob violence and hate crimes. She also defended Dalit rights, provoking the ire of many dominant-caste Indians across the political spectrum. Related: Indian journalist critical of Hindu extremists is shot dead in Bangalore Never has India witnessed the flood of hatred and vitriol currently being so openly spewed Continue reading... [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi defends her handling of Myanmar violence
De facto leader says country is facing its biggest challenge as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeMassacre at Tula Toli: Rohingya recall horror of Myanmar army attackAung San Suu Kyi has defended her handling of renewed violence in western Myanmar, where a crackdown has displaced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.In her first spoken remarks since the crisis started in Rakhine state last month, the de facto Myanmar leader said her government, the first to be civilian-led in decades, was facing its “biggest challenge”. Related: Massacre at Tula Toli: Rohingya recall horror of Myanmar army attack The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as "the world's most persecuted minority".  Related: Take away Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it | George Monbiot Continue reading... [...]
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Moto G5S Plus
  From around end of 2016 to now in 2017, the Indian smartphone market has seen a change. Product personnel from various companies unanimously agree that Indians are buying more in the sub-20k range tod... [...]
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Durga Puja 2017: Muhurat, significance and dates
Durga Puja is the sacred is a five day festival of the Bengali Hindu community held in honour of Goddess Durga. Durga Puja festival marks the battle of goddess Durga with the powerful buffalo demon Mahishasura, and her emerging victorious. Thus, [...]
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Desmond Tutu condemns Aung San Suu Kyi: 'Silence is too high a price'
Nobel laureate issues heartfelt letter to fellow peace prize winner calling for her to speak up for Rohingya in MyanmarThe Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu has called on Aung San Suu Kyi to end military-led operations against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority that have driven 270,000 refugees from the country in the past fortnight.The 85-year old archbishop said the “unfolding horror” and “ethnic cleansing” in the country’s Rahkine region had forced him to speak out against the woman he admired and considered “a dearly beloved sister”. Related: Massacre at Tula Toli: Rohingya recall horror of Myanmar army attack Related: Who are the Rohingya and what is happening in Myanmar? Continue reading... [...]
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Narendra Modi criticised over Twitter links to abuse of shot journalist
Indian PM follows accounts that appeared to celebrate Gauri Lankesh’s death, but his party says criticism is ‘mischievous’India’s ruling party has defended Narendra Modi’s use of Twitter after a number of users followed by the Indian prime minister appeared to celebrate the fatal shooting of a journalist this week.Leaders from across Indian politics have condemned the murder of Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru on Tuesday, but a number of Modi supporters appeared to attempt to justify the killing.Expressing happiness on the killing of anyone is shameful, regrettable and totally against Indian traditions. Social media is not for that. Continue reading... [...]
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Oil: Sweet smell of success
With the discovery of more oil-yielding structures between Bombay High and Bassein, the Petroleum Minister has every reason to be cheerfully optimistic. Now that the Norwegians have been persuaded to lend their expertise on off-shore drilling progress would get added momentum. [...]
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Cooler Master MasterKeys Lite L Combo RGB
  The experience of typing on a mechanical keyboard can never be replaced. Manufacturers have been trying hard to arrive to a solution of providing the feel of a mechanical keyboard on a membrane keyboa... [...]
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Lenovo Legion Y720
  This year, we have already seen some extreme gaming machines, like the MSI GT73VR and other entry level giants like the Lenovo Legion Y520. These machines are priced differently, they would both suffi... [...]
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20 kg tobacco seized at Lucknow Metro stations
Lucknow, September 8: Security officials deployed at the Lucknow Metro stations have weeded out over 20 kg tobacco products in the first two days of its launch. The security personnel are on a task to sniff out tobacco from commuters. Over [...]
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J&K: clashes break out in Ananthnag, two policemen injured
Two policemen were injured after clashes broke out between security forces and protesters in Anantnag's district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. According to media reports, the incident happened when hundreds of protesters were marching towards Lal Chowk raising slogans against [...]
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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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Skoda Kodiaq India launch on October 4
Skoda Kodiaq India launch on October 4 [...]
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Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, Softail Classic get price cuts
Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, Softail Classic get price cuts [...]
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National award winning Malayalam actress comes under Sangh attack for eating beef
Right-wing Hindutva forces have unleashed a wave of criticism on the actress through social media platforms. [...]
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BJP high on 'saffron agenda': Polarisation grips Karnataka assembly election 2018
If recently concluded and yet to commence activities of the BJP are anything to go by in Karnataka, the party seems to have gone beyond the caste calculations ahead of the 2018 assembly elections. The party is now focused on driving [...]
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Intex Q11 4G
  Smartphone makers have been relentlessly innovating in the budget segments. Unfortunately, the innovations we’ve seen in the sub-20K or sub-15k segments haven’t yet trickled down to phones... [...]
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Kazakhstan to reintroduce wild tigers after 70-year absence
Project supported by WWF is likely to take many years and involves creation of a new nature reserve and restoration of forestWild tigers are to be reintroduced to Kazakhstan 70 years after they became extinct in the country.The animals will be reintroduced in the Ili-Balkhash region in a project that also involves the creation of a new nature reserve and the restoration of a forest that is part of the animal’s historical range. Continue reading... [...]
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Address train derailments immediately: Piyush Goyal tells officials
Following three train derailments, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday directed the railway board to undertake immediate measures to address train derailments and eliminate all the unmanned level crossings. He also directed the board officials to expedite procurement of [...]
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Gauri Lankesh murder: Police seek public help to trace killers
The Bengaluru police on Thursday urged the public to share any information that they might have in connection to the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Noting that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) had been constituted under Inspector General of [...]
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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has no worries over squad's resilience
The 48-year-old Italian was confident that all the hard work he was able to put in on the training ground in his first campaign meant his ideas were now firmly embedded in his players' minds. [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi must face Myanmar’s harsh realities
Calls for Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Nobel peace prize are simplistic, argues Gerry Abbott, while Randir Singh Bains says some Rohingya Muslims must share the blame for the Myanmar crisisGeorge Monbiot (Take away her Nobel peace prize. She no longer deserves it, 6 September) is of course appalled at the continued ethnic cleansing of Rakhine state, but it is no good behaving like the roadside accident witness who just screams: “Do something!”Working for a couple of years under Burmese military rule, I experienced some of the difficulties that Aung San Suu Kyi faces. Among these are an institutionalised hatred of western outsiders, a corresponding conviction of Burman superiority over various minority groups and a Kafkaesque talent for obfuscation and the frustration of any initiatives not created by the junta. What is needed is a series of specific proposals for consideration, so that observers will know precisely what is being rejected. Continue reading... [...]
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'Anything is possible in Pakistan – but everything is impossible': Sarmad Masud on filming My Pure Land
The British Pakistani film-maker on how he brought a local legend to the big screen, despite a tiny budget and a difficult shoot Nazo Dharejo had barely mastered the alphabet when her father, Haji Khuda Buksh, first showed her how to load a gun. The kalashnikov would be kept on the wall, hung above the living quarters of the family’s two-storey home, where she grew up with her two sisters, and their older brother Sikander in rural Sindh, Pakistan. They were comfortable, but not extravagantly well off; Khuda Buksh worked as a farmer and had inherited a few dozen acres of land from his own father. His wife, Waderi Jamzadi, raised their children and, once the girls left school, aged seven, taught them what she could at home.The girls were moulded to be tough and resilient. Their father would dress them in trousers and shirts – “boy’s clothes” – instead of more feminine, traditional shalwar kameez. Nazo, the eldest daughter, was given the male nickname Mukthiar and was the first to be taught how to shoot, when she was 16. Two years later, with her brother murdered and her father in prison, the fierce but waif-like teenager was armed and leading a gunfight against a criminal army of bandits sent to steal her family’s home and land. Now 41, she has been dubbed “the toughest woman in Sindh” by the Pakistani press, and the story of that night has become local legend – one that British Pakistani film-maker Sarmad Masud has beautifully rendered in his debut feature, My Pure Land. Continue reading... [...]
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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  This is the moment that every PC enthusiast has been waiting for. It has been a while since AMD had a product worthy of being pitted against the flagships from Intel so AMD fans had to settle for mid-... [...]
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Nokia 6
  When HMD Global announced Nokia’s return, we all thought the company would reignite the spark in the smartphone market. We were thinking about phones like the Nokia 7610, Nokia 9300 and other ep... [...]
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