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Thank you for your prayers and supports, tweets Salman Khan
Salman Khan acknowledges his well-wishers on Twitter The Rajasthan High Court on Monday, July 26, acquitted Salman Khan in the blackbuck poaching case of 1998. Since then, Bollywood [...]
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Guilty pleasures
The guidelines * A couple of weeks ago, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) passed sweeping new calorie-labelling rules for restaurants, making it mandatory to label the amount of calories in anything you eat anywhere — restaurant chains, vending [...]
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Bus 657 movie review
Bus 657 movie review: There is only one vehicle of consequence in the film, though several give it chase. That is the bus, route no. 657. Shot, teargassed, spray-painted, crashed, almost burn [...]
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Bold and beautiful
Pop icons like Shweta Shetty and Alisha Chinai were the antithesis to the the delicate and shy women of Hindi cinema As A student at St Mary’s High School, Shillong, Ananta Das wa [...]
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Spoilt for Choice
1991: East-West Airways East-West and Damania were both short-lived enterprises and shut operations in 1996 and 1997 respectively. When the open skies policy was announced in 1991, [...]
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Mohammed Shahid: The wizard of hockey
Over the last couple of decades, Indian hockey has suffered a crisis of identity. What was it supposed to be? The team flirted with different styles and coaches. Hockey affairs were chaotic, and fans confused. Back in the day, 1980s to be specific, that w [...]
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Jaitley inaugurates Symbiosis' Hyderabad campus
Hyderabad, July 24: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday inaugurated Symbiosis International University's (SIU) Hyderabad campus. The campus spread over 40 acres of land has come up at Mamidpally village in Mahabubnagar district near here, and is the fourth off [...]
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TN tops urban net subscriber nos; Maharashtra, Delhi tied in 2nd spot
Hyderabad,  Jul 25: Tamil Nadu has maximum number of urban internet subscribers in India accounting for over nine per cent of country's total 231 million urban subscribers, with Maharashtra and Delhi having over 19 million users each. Tamil Nadu boasts of [...]
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Asus ROG G752VY
  Asus’ ROG line has been a big name in the gaming business for a while now, competing against the likes of Alienware, Acer’s Predator series and more. The ROG G501VW and ROG GL552VW that we... [...]
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Zopo Speed 8: First Impressions
  Zopo smartphones will be completing a year of operating in India next month, and over this time, the company has launched nine smartphones in India. All of these smartphones are meant for the budget s... [...]
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Next Door Nepal: Chinese checkers
K. P. Oli K. P. Oli’s exit as Nepal’s prime minister when the vote of no-confidence against him is put to vote is a foregone conclusion, but will any one succeed him constitutio [...]
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Through a glass darkly
Film festivals were my window to world cinema. In our friends circles, the festivals triggered debates about good and bad cinema. When I reflect on those debates, I become more concerned with another aspect of cinema: How can quality films be made and how [...]
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Visa row: Chinese journalists had met Tibetans in K'taka under fake names
Bengaluru, July 25: The refusal to renew the visas of three Chinese journalists is turning into a full fledged confrontation. The Chinese media says serious consequences await India. If New Delhi is really taking revenge because of the NSG membership issue, [...]
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A toilet or safe drinking water? The stark choice facing many people in rural India | Priyanka Pulla
India’s ambitious sanitation drive has created a health hazard, with many toilets built cheek by jowl with family water supplies June in Odisha state’s Puri district, and the mercury is hitting 39C. The monsoon is still days away but, when it comes, the Mahanadi river could flood low-lying villages, as it often has done. One such village is Aaruha, a network of congested huts surrounded by vast rice fields.Chaibi Swain, 52, lives here with her husband, a rice farmer. Her home is little different to the rest of Aaruha’s low-rise dwellings, but it has a toilet, which puts her among a small minority in rural Odisha. Eight out of nine people in Odisha’s villages do not use toilets, instead defecating in the open, leaving them vulnerable to diseases. The Swains, with their tiny toilet, which empties into a leach pit – a hole in the ground used to compost faeces when there is no sewage system – are the face of progress. Related: Can $15m worth of toilets finally clean up the Ganges? Related: Snakebites, diarrhoea and violence: why India's women need toilets | Seren Boyd Continue reading... [...]
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Check out this Pokeball-shaped power bank
  One of the biggest problems with Pokemon Go (apart from servers being unavailable most of the time) is the fact that it takes a huge toll on your phone's battery. The last thing any Pokemon G... [...]
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Hold your tongue
The disgraceful war of words on in Uttar Pradesh sounds like the nadir of the political discourse, but Indian parties may yet surprise themselves in their race to the bottom. Following the BJP’s UP vice president Dayashankar Singh’s regrettable compar [...]
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Government aware of black money sources, says Jaitley
Bengaluru, July 23: Reminding tax evaders of the Income Disclosure Scheme (IDS) to come clean and pay up by September 30, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government was well aware of the sectors that generated black money."Everybody, [...]
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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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WATCH: Neeraj Chopra’s world record breaking throw at IAAF World U-20 meet
Neeraj Chopra is the first Indian athlete to become a world champion at any level. (Source: Express File) A day after becoming the first Indian athlete to became a world champio [...]
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Aam Admi Party supporters' protest leaves Aam Admi stranded
Soon after Khan was arrested for allegedly molesting a woman, several AAP supporters gathered outside the Jamia Nagar Police station and blocked the traffic. [...]
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Renowned painter SH Raza laid to rest
Raza, credited for popularising Indian concepts and iconography, had built a towering legacy of modern art. [...]
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Court rejects Amanatullah Khan's bail plea, sends him to one day police custody
Khan, who allegedly mowed a woman, has been kept into police remand for further investigation. His bail plea will be heard again on Tuesday. [...]
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Mortar attack kills several people in old quarter of Damascus – monitor
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AMMAN Several people were killed when a mortar bomb hit a restaurant in the government-controlled ancient quarter of the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, a monitor and a witness said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens were also wounded in the attack The post Mortar attack kills several people in old quarter of Damascus – monitor | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Rocket attack in central Kabul, no casualties
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KABUL A rocket hit an area of central Kabul on Sunday, an interior ministry official said, triggering alarms in foreign embassies that were on high alert following a suicide attack a day earlier in which 80 people died. The post Rocket attack in central Kabul, no casualties | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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On eve of Democratic convention, Clinton struggles for party unity
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PHILADELPHIA Democrat Bernie Sanders demanded the party chairwoman resign and questioned the vice presidential pick of Tim Kaine on Sunday, raising doubts about Hillary Clinton's chances for party unity on the eve of her presidential nominating convention. Lingering bitterness from the heated primary campaign between Clinton and Sanders erupted after more than 19,000 leaked Democratic National Committee emails seemed to confirm Sanders' frequent charge that the DNC played favorites in the race. The post On eve of Democratic convention, Clinton struggles for party unity | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Olympics: WADA `disappointed` as IOC fails to ban Russia
 The World Anti-Doping Agency added its voice Sunday to those criticising the International Olympic Committee`s failure to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics in the wake of doping revelations. [...]
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Rahul Gandhi was sleeping when Lok Sabha was discussing Dalit issue: Gujarat CM Patel
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel said that during the discussion in Lok Sabha on the Dalit atrocity issue, Rahul Gandhi was sleeping. The post Rahul Gandhi was sleeping when Lok Sabha was discussing Dalit issue: Gujarat CM Patel appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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AAP MLA Naresh Yadav arrested; two party leaders held in 12 hours in Delhi
Two of the Aam Aadmi Party legislators were arrested in last 12 hours, opening fresh confrontations between Delhi government and the Centre. The post AAP MLA Naresh Yadav arrested; two party leaders held in 12 hours in Delhi appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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