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Will hand Major Gogoi exemplary punishment if he's guilty: Army chief on hotel row
Will hand Major Gogoi exemplary punishment if he's guilty: Army chief on hotel row [...]
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2 dead as boat capsizes at Chilika lake
At least two persons, including a minor, drowned and two others went missing after a boat capsized in the Chilika Lake due to a thunderstorm in Odisha today, official sources said. The incident took place this evening when around 16 people, [...]
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League Cup trophy is for Manchester City and not for me, says Pep Guardiola
Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva were all on the scoresheet as City lifted the trophy for the fifth time. [...]
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Modi to return to power after 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Assam CM
Guwahati, March 3: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the results of the Assembly elections in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya have given a clear indication that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to power after the 2019 [...]
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Macron emphasises on more pacts to fight climate change
French President Emmanuel Macron emphasised on the need for more pacts on environment at the global level that could empower people in having a say in battling climate change. He also stressed on higher investments by the governments to [...]
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UP by-elections: Parties realise only way to challenge BJP is to unite
The Uttar Pradesh by-election results have come as a shock for the BJP. The Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies were bagged by the Samajwadi Party which was in an understanding with the BSP. Both the seats were held [...]
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Purva Barve clinches Israel Junior 2018 badminton tournament
Defending champion Purva Barve won the women's singles (Under-19) title at the Israel Junior 2018 held in Rishon LeZion. [...]
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JDU's Mahendra Prasad richest among candidates for Rajya Sabha polls with assets over Rs 4000 cr
JDU's Mahendra Prasad richest among candidates for Rajya Sabha polls with assets over Rs 4000 cr [...]
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India take control with mammoth total against West Indies in Antigua
India, after declaring their innings at 566/8, reduced West Indies to 31/1 at stumps. (Source: AP) India were in firm control of the first Test against the West Indies after Virat? [...]
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Riding Shatabdi on some sections may become cheaper
New Delhi, Mar 25: Fares in premium Shatabdi trains on sections with low passenger occupancy could be slashed soon as the railways looks to ensure optimum utilisation of resources, a senior government official has said. The national transporter has identified 25 [...]
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Afridi, Malik, Perera to play for ICC XI against Windies
Afridi and Malik were part of the Pakistan squad that won the ICC World T20 World Cup in 2009, while Perera was a member of the Sri Lanka side that lifted the silverware in Dhaka in 2014. [...]
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'Are you with the tyrants?' Pakistani Che risks all to take on the army
Manzoor Pashteen’s Pashtun Protection Movement gathers support in country where criticism of army is rareEvery morning Ahmed Shah puts on his circular, red-and-black cap, decorated with spades, and feels ready to take on the world. “For me this cap is a symbol of resistance,” he says. “That’s why I like it.”Shah (not his real name) is one of thousands of Pakistanis who have taken to wearing the distinctive tribal hat to show their support for Manzoor Pashteen. Related: Pakistani journalist who criticised military tells of attempted abduction My family say: if you are killed, then at least you will have done something for the people Related: Shutdown of Pakistani TV network hints at army's bid for control Continue reading... [...]
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MSI GT75 TITAN 8RG
  MSI has been keeping up with the International trends and bringing gaming laptops to India with updated hardware right around the International launch. It’s kinda surprising that a small company... [...]
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2018 Toyota Yaris: 5 things you need to know
The Yaris is Toyota’s much-awaited sedan which is likely to reach showrooms in a couple of months. Positioned between the Etios and the Corolla Altis, the Yaris will compete with the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz and others. Compared to the Etios though, the Yaris feels a lot more desirable; and while its styling isn’t very exciting, this car packs in just the right amount of kit and comfort to be a practical and very competitive contender in the segment. Here are five things that you should know about this upcoming sedan: Dimensions Compared to cars like the City (4,440mm) and Ciaz (4,490mm), the Yaris is shorter in length, measuring 4,425mm. The car has a slightly shorter wheelbase, too – 2,550mm – as compared to the City’s 2,600mm and Ciaz’s 2,650mm. However, the Yaris is as wide as the Ciaz at 1,730mm. On the inside, space is huge with generous amount of room and ample seating comfort. Engine Toyota will be offering the Yaris with a single 108hp, 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, petrol engine available with a 6-speed manual gearbox alongside a 7-step CVT (automatic transmission). There’s also a possibility of the Yaris being made available with a petrol-hybrid, at a later stage. This will not only be the most affordable hybrid offering but also a segment-first. Features Toyota is likely to give the Yaris several features so as to compete with its well-loaded competitors. Among most of the kit that we’ve come to expect out of a car in its segment, the Yaris will feature some segment-first features like gesture control for the touchscreen infotainment system, a tyre pressure-monitoring system, 60:40 rear seat split, adjustable three-neck restraints for the rear seat, roof-mounted rear air-con with ambient lighting, a powered driver’s seat and front parking sensors. Safety Not just segment-first gizmos but Toyota has even loaded the Yaris to the brim with a segment-first safety kit. It gets all-wheel disc brakes, seven airbags (including a driver knee airbag), Hill-Start Assist, ABS, EBD and ESP. A similar-specced Yaris has been awarded five stars in ASEAN NCAP crash tests, which is very reassuring. Price The Yaris will be manufactured in India at Toyota’s plant in Karnataka. The plant will also use a high percentage of localized parts, indicating that this car is likely to be priced very competitively with an estimated range of Rs 8.4-13.5 lakh (ex-showroom), undercutting the Honda City’s price of Rs 8.7-13.7 lakh. Also see: Toyota Yaris sedan first look video 2018 Toyota Yaris sedan India image gallery Toyota's Yaris: ready to take on the Honda City [...]
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Goa: Budget session cut short to four days over CM Manohar Parrikar’s ill health
The Budget session of the Goa Assembly has been shortened to four days on account of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's ill health. The speaker Pramod Sawant said that the budget will be presented on February 22. The Budget session [...]
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Q3 GDP at 7.2%: India surpasses China, regains fastest growing economy tag
India regained its status as the world's fastest-growing major economy in the October-December quarter, surpassing China's growth after a gap of one year, driven by higher government spending and a pick-up in manufacturing and services. India, Asia's third largest [...]
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Court orders Delhi Police to present CCTV footage of Delhi Chief Secy office
Tis Hazari Court in Delhi on March 9 ordered the Delhi Police to preserve the CCTV footage of fifth floor of the Delhi Secretariat - office of the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. The court gave this order on the [...]
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Myanmar willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees
Of list of 8,000 people submitted by Bangladesh government, Myanmar deems only 374 eligible for repatriationMyanmar has said it is willing to take back fewer than 400 Rohingya refugees of the 8,000 who have said they would voluntarily return from Bangladesh.U Myint Thu, Myanmar’s permanent secretary for foreign affairs, said that of the list of thousands of returnees submitted by the Bangladesh government, they had deemed only 374 eligible for repatriation. Related: UN officials point finger at Myanmar for 'crimes under international law' Continue reading... [...]
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Leverkusen clobber Leipzig 4-1 to climb to 4th in Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen mounted a stunning comeback to defeat RB Leipzig 4-1 and claim fourth place in the Bundesliga. [...]
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PM Modi in Chennai UPDATES: DMK floats a black balloon with the slogan 'Modi Go Back'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Chennai was marred by protests called by M Karunanidhi's DMK. DMK floated a black balloon in Chennai with the slogan 'Modi Go Back', in protest against PM Modi's visit to Tamil Nadu. Also, Kanimozhi joined [...]
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Will Navjot Singh Sidhu help Arvind Kejriwal make AAP a national party?
Sidhu a game-changer not just in queering things for SAD-BJP or Congress, but also in giving fillip to Delhi CM's aspirations of going 'national'. [...]
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Heavy rains lash Mumbai, Thane; trains delayed on Central Line
Mumbai, Jul 31: Incessant rains lashed Mumbai and suburban areas, including neighbouring Thane district which witnessed very heavy downpour since early this morning, causing train delays on Central and Trans-Harbour lines. The weather department has predicted very heavy rainfall in Mumbai [...]
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News flash: Arun Jaitley to hold a press conference on GST Bill
Bengaluru, Aug 4: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will hold a press conference on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) today. Get all the latest news updates of the day: {image-arun-jaitely-600-04-1470277879.jpg www.oneindia.com} 10.25 am: After it was reported that an Indian [...]
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From Edinburgh's tram to Boston's Big Dig: readers' urban white elephants
Our list of ill-conceived civic expenditure, topped by Toronto’s costly subway stop, spurred Guardian Cities readers to share suggestions for more … Colin Horgan’s roundup of urban white elephants prompted many Guardian Cities readers to suggest some he might have missed, revealing a veritable herd of the things the world over – including some perhaps prejudged. Call them calves.You forgot some other great white elephants: Montreal's Olympic Stadium that literally falls apart....Mirabel Airport built for billions just outside Montreal to replace Dorval Airport, 30 years later Dorval is still the hub and Mirable handles cargo and charters....Bird's Nest Stadium in Beijing....The stadiums that South Africa and Brazil built for the World Cup that sit empty or have 15,000 attend matches in 80,000 seat caverns....Glendale Arena in Arizona which hosts a hockey team no one goes to see and costs $25 million a year to subsidize....Darlington Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario which makes (when it actually works) power they sell at a loss...Key Arena in Seattle renovated for the Sonics who promptly moved and left empty....Linate & Mapensa Airports in Milan splitting the traffic so Milan isn't a global hub despite being a global business centre....Athens Olympic artificial kayaking river....a whole herd of white elephants inhabit cities all over the world.... Related: The $3.35bn subway station – and other urban white elephants Sri Lanka’s Mattala airport comes to mind. At a cost of $209 million — most of which coming from China — Sri Lankan government of the day thought building an airport where nobody would fly in was a good idea. The result, it’s the emptiest airport in the world, according to Forbes.Edinburgh's £1billion tram line.Originally supposed to be a network of 3 lines covering most parts of the city, for a total cost of £350million.Ended up being 1/2 of one line, 6 years overdue and costing £1billion.You can add any olympic games anywhere in the world to this list of expensive white elephants.No mention of the Big Dig in Boston? I thought that was the gold standard for transportation projects going over budget.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_DigIn Sydney, the state government has just announced that it will knock down two sports stadiums (each of which is used about once a week) and replace them with two sports stadiums (each of which will be used about once a week) in the same locations as where they are now. And the cost of this stupid switcheroo? Just a mere TWO BILLION DOLLARS! You could have four Hotels of Doom for that amount and throw in a Bridge to Nowhere with the change.Bilbao's Zubizurri bridge designed by Calatrava is also one of his "oeuvre". Famously, he failed to take into account rain (!) which makes the walkway of the bridge very slippery. Dozens of people broke their legs on it.His railway station in New York is widely considered a disaster.The Scottish Parliament building. A hideouts mess of a thing that was years late and enormously over budget.Library of Birmingham anyone? 188 million to build, 2 million a year to run, half the staff dismissed after 18 months of being open to cut costs and opening hours slashed by half. Plus the charitable trust set up to help fund it by Lord Whitby had to be closed down as no one wanted to contribute...Thank god the Garden Bridge was scrapped! Continue reading... [...]
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JD(S)  Kumaraswamy alleges 2 of his MLAs 'hijacked' by BJP
Hyderabad, May 18: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy today alleged that two of his MLAs were "hijacked" by the BJP from Bengaluru, but expressed hope that they would join his camp tomorrow morning. Speaking to reporters here, he claimed [...]
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UN condemns Australia's forced return of asylum seeker to Sri Lanka
Australian government insists the man, who risks persecution in his homeland, missed deadline to apply for protectionThe United Nations’ refugee agency has condemned Australia’s forced return of an asylum seeker to Sri Lanka without any assessment of his claim for protection, saying the man is at serious risk of persecution in his homeland.The UNHCR had sought assurances from the Australian government the man would not be removed from the country and would be allowed to apply for protection. Related: Sri Lankan man 'risks torture and rape' if deported from Australia Related: Sri Lanka is a refugee producing country. Here's why | Emily Howie Related: 'All is forgiven': Sri Lankan PM says returning asylum seekers won't be charged Related: Sri Lankan Tamil refugee found dead on Manus Island Continue reading... [...]
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Apathy towards party workers may harm BJP as leadership has become bureaucratic, cautions RSS
New Delhi: The three-day long stock taking meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at Surajkund in Haryana has not only discussed strategy about the 2019 Lok Sabha elections but many other such issues that [...]
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