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O P Sharma asked to appear before House Priviledge Committee
New Delhi, Aug 8: House Priviledge Committee of Delhi Assembly summoned Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Om Prakash Sharma to appear before it for calling MLA Amanatullah Khan as a terrorist. The committee summoned him to appear before it at 12 in [...]
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Centre decides to accord state funeral to M Karunanidhi: MHA
New Delhi, Aug 7: The national flag will fly at half mast in Delhi, all state capitals and across Tamil Nadu today as a mark of respect to DMK chief M Karunanidhi, who passed away, the Home Ministry announced. [...]
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Smartron tbook Flex
  The Smartron tbook might appear to be a Surface wannabe at first, but it isn’t without its own set of strengths. In our first impressions of the device, we noted that it obviously had a thoughtf... [...]
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Like Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi deserves to be given space on Marina Beach, says Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Aug 7: Amid a controversy over AIADMK government's rejection of DMK's demand for giving space for M Karunanidhi's burial at the Marina Beach in Chennai, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the DMK patriarch deserves a space there like former [...]
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Delhi's women shelters to be inspected after abuse allegations
Indian minister for women admits ‘no attention’ was paid to alleged abuse in sheltersEvery shelter for vulnerable women and girls across Delhi will be inspected after accusations of sexual abuse at several Indian care homes and admission from the country’s minister for women that “many more” cases are likely to exist.The widening scandal, including allegations that one care home in Bihar state had a room that functioned as an abortion clinic for when its abused occupants became pregnant, has so far led to the suspension of more than 20 government officials and at least 14 arrests. Related: Indian state to employ eunuchs as guards at care homes after spate of sexual assaults Related: 'Her pain should be our pain': the woman tackling Delhi's rape crisis Related: Treated 'worse than animals': thousands of Indian women feared trapped in ashrams Continue reading... [...]
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More than 400,000 tea estate workers in India go on strike over pay
Workers on tea plantations across West Bengal state down tools for three days in bid for 20% pay riseHundreds of thousands of tea plantation workers in eastern India went on a three-day strike on Tuesday demanding a 20% increase in their daily wage, amounting to 50 cents (39p), from the government and estate owners.The strike in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal state, close to the picturesque Darjeeling hill station, stopped work at most tea estates in the region. Related: How poverty wages for tea pickers fuel India's trade in child slavery Continue reading... [...]
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Yogi Adityanath govt recommends CBI probe into Deoria shelter home case
Lucknow, Aug 7: The Uttar Pradesh government recommended a CBI probe into the Deoria shelter home case and also constituted an special investigation team (SIT) to ensure that there is no tampering of evidence. Speaking to reporters here, UP [...]
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RIP Karunanidhi: Here are some of his famous quotes
Chennai, Aug 8: DMK chief M. Karunanidhi passed away at 6:10 pm on Tuesday, said a medical bulletin released by Kauvery Hospital in Chennai at 6:45 p.m. Karunanidhi was admitted to the hospital following a drop in his blood pressure in the [...]
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England's James Anderson escapes injury after being struck by golf ball
James Anderson went for a golf session with fellow Stuart Broad and a shot went horribly wrong. [...]
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Rafael Nadal leads ATP rankings, Roger Federer secures second spot
Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) released men's world singles ranking on Monday. [...]
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24 girls rescued from Deoria shelter home, director arrested
Varanasi, Aug 7: Uttar Pradesh Police arrested director of shelter home in Deoria and her husband after the shelter home's license was revoked following an inspection by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Police also arrested two persons, including the [...]
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Stop talking to media or we will send you to jail, SC tells Assam NRC coordinator
New Delhi, Aug 7: The Supreme Court has come down heavily on Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela and registrar, Shailesh for speaking to the media about the process that will be adopted for the finalisation of the NRC. A [...]
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4 Army men martyred, 2 terrorists killed in Kashmir’s Gurez
Bandipora, Aug 7: Four Army men were martyred and two terrorists were killed following a fierce gun battle at the Gurez valley in North Kashmir. Sources tell OneIndia that that the gun battle began after the the Army's Rashtriya [...]
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TAGG Metal
  The Tagg Metal is one of the latest budget IEMs to show up at our test labs. While priced at an MRP of Rs. 2999, it usually sells for Rs. 999 which pits it against the likes of Ant Audio W59 from our... [...]
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'No madam can scare me': maid turned comedian mocks India's elite
Deepika Mhatre has turned her experiences as a cook for rich families into a standup routineIt is considered insolent in India for a maid to talk back. But one housekeeper in Mumbai is challenging the expectation to be submissive and obedient by lampooning the world of domestic employment in a standup routine several nights a week.“Although my employers were mostly nice to me, I used to hear horror stories from other maids,” Deepika Mhatre, 43, told the Guardian. “I used my experiences for my routine, like other comedians,” she said. It’s the first opportunity I’ve ever had to be someone Related: 'I won't do toilets': the unvarnished reality of life as a maid in India Continue reading... [...]
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Race to contain destructive march of armyworm as pest spreads to India
Voracious caterpillar that cost Africa billions of pounds in lost crops now threatens food security across Asia, scientists warnA crop-chomping caterpillar that has devastated food stocks across Africa has now arrived in southern India, and scientists warn the insect could spread throughout Asia to become a major threat to global food security.The voracious fall armyworm, which was first spotted on the African continent two years ago and has since cost billions of pounds in crop losses, is best known for gnawing on maize but eats an additional 186 plant species, including sorghum and soya beans. Related: Armyworms: The hungry caterpillar threatening a global food crisis Related: Invasion of maize-eating caterpillars worsens hunger crisis in Africa Continue reading... [...]
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Now, Whatsapp game 'Momo challenge' provoking teens to commit suicide
New Delhi, Aug 7: Almost an year after the Blue Whale challenge, a game which provokes players to commit suicide, made headlines, a similar game by the name 'Momo challenge' is doing rounds in the social media. As per reports, Momo [...]
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RS Deputy Chairman election: NCP's Vandana Chavan to be Opposition's candidate
New Delhi, Aug 7: The opposition has reportedly picked Vandana Chavan from Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as the candidate for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Speaker. Chavan is a second-time Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra. She [...]
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Honda announces new racing series for India
As part of a renewed effort to promote Indian racing talent, Honda 2Wheeler India will be launching a new motorcycle racing series in 2019. Set to run parallel to existing national championships, the one-make championship will see participants compete on the Honda NSF 250R Moto3 racer – a bike which helped Honda clinch the Moto3 constructors’ title in 2015. Developed by Honda Racing Corporation in 2011 as a replacement for the two-stroke Honda RS125R, the four-stroke NSF 250R is powered by a 249cc engine assisted by a ram-air intake system. Commenting on the introduction of the Moto3 racer in India, Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President, Brand and Communications, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd. said, “Setting a new benchmark, the highly successful NSF 250R starts a new chapter in Indian motorsports. Acknowledged globally as a stepping stone for budding champions, NSF 250R will be a huge step up for Indian riders. Riding experience on purpose built racing motorcycle will help them gain competitive edge bringing them at par with international racing at an early stage of their career.” The NSF 250R is a very serious race bike that has competed at the highest international level for this engine class. It’s a highly commendable move for Honda to introduce this motorcycle to Indian racing. It will help take the talent pool a step forward towards preparedness for competing internationally. Honda 2Wheeler India has also announced three new teams exclusively for Asian riders in international racing championships. The first of these will be the Honda Asia Dream Racing team, which will compete in the Suzuka 8 Hours Endurance Race and the JSB1000 class of the All-Japan Road Race Championship. The IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia and Honda Team Asia teams will compete in the Moto2 and Moto3 class of the FIM Road Racing Championship respectively – both classes serving as important stepping stones to the premiere MotoGP class. “It is my dream to see an iconic Indian compete in Grand Prix level racing. With a clear development path and structured approach to nurture riders in place, we now want to take Indian motorsports to the next level. Honda will introduce the Moto3 machine NSF 250R as competition bike in India next year. India’s best racers from Honda India Talent Cup and national championship will be racing on NSF 250R in a separate series running parallel to existing national championships. Motorsports has a bright future in India and Honda will continue to take such steps to support racing talent,” said Minoru Kato, President and CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd. [...]
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Ferrari files Targa Top patent
Luxury sportscar manufacturer, Ferrari, has filed a patent with the European Patent Office for a new Targa removable roof system. This 'Targa Top' design could signal a potential return to the body style for the Italian carmaker after a 20-year hiatus. The patent application refers to “a car with a ‘Targa Top’ body” that features a “coupé body with a rigid roof that is removable and is supported at the front by the upright of the windshield and at the rear by a robust, full-width roll bar”. The Targa top style that Ferrari refers to is similar to that currently used by Porsche on the 911, but the new patent refers to the specific design and engineering involved. It proposes decreasing the aerodynamic turbulence associated with Targa tops by increasing the height of the windscreen upright, with a possible false insert that is installed when the roof is removed. Ferrari claims that a Targa-style production car of its design would be “free from the aforementioned drawbacks” as well as being “easy and inexpensive to manufacture.” Although it’s not known yet whether an existing Ferrari model will benefit from the new removable roof design, the patent drawings illustrate an old F430 for reference. That mid-engined V8 model is a predecessor to the 488 GTB. The 355 GTS from the 1995-1999 time period was the last Targa-style Ferrari in mass production, although limited-run models such as the 575 Superamerica and LaFerrari Aperta were produced in small quantities since that car. A Targa-topped 488 would sit alongside the existing GTB and Spider convertible in the range, expanding a line-up that makes up a significant proportion of Ferrari’s annual sales. Lawrence Allan [...]
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Rahul calls Modi autocrat, incompetent and arrogant
Rahul calls Modi autocrat, incompetent and arrogant [...]
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Karunanidhi critical: Supporters flock to Kauvery hospital, Puducherry CM visits
Karunanidhi critical: Supporters flock to Kauvery hospital, Puducherry CM visits [...]
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Deoria shelter home: Missing girls will be found in 48 hours, says UP minister
Deoria shelter home: Missing girls will be found in 48 hours, says UP minister [...]
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Justice K M Joseph to take oath as SC judge today amid row with Centre over lowering seniority
New Delhi, Aug 7: Justice K M Joseph, the Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court, will take oath as a judge of the Supreme Court as scheduled on Tuesday amid a row with the Centre over his seniority being lowered [...]
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DoT seeks industry views on blocking mobile apps like FB, Whatsapp, Instagram in specific situations
New Delhi, Aug 6: The telecom department has sought views of the industry on technical measures that can be adopted for blocking mobile apps like instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc in situations where national security and public order are under threat. [...]
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Bangladesh struggles to contain mass road-safety protests
UN and US voice concerns as country promises death penalty for some traffic accidents Bangladesh has promised to apply the death penalty to people involved in some traffic accidents as it struggles to contain mass student-led protests for better road safety.The protests continued on Monday despite a forceful response by police and pro-government mobs. Related: Unrest in Bangladesh as student road safety protests turn violent Continue reading... [...]
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Dump garbage outside L-G’s house: SC fumes over ‘emergency situation’ in Delhi
New Delhi, Aug 7: The Supreme Court on Monday said that Delhi was facing an "emergency situation" due to mountains of garbage as it expressed dissatisfaction over the response of authorities on waste management. "Will there be any person [...]
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Law allowing death penalty for rape of children passed by Parliament
New Delhi, Aug 7: Parliament on Monday passed a bill that allows for death penalty or life imprisonment for people convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. It also enhances the minimum punishment for rape of women from [...]
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