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Twitter moves to stem violent threats, abuse

Twitter on Tuesday began implementing a new policy aimed at curbing use of the social network to incite violence, and to crack down on abuse and harassment on the service. The new rules are the latest implemented by social networks aiming to stem violence and harassment while attempting to safeguard freedom of online speech. “We […]

PM Modi offers ‘chaadar’ at Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti dargah

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New Delhi(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pitched for harmony among all religions, citing the “great message” of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti as he sent a ‘chaadar’ to be offered at his dargah in Ajmer. Greeting people on the occasion of the annual ‘Urs’ of Khwaja Chishti, Modi said in a message that […]

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Political intervention in bureaucracy is necessary in democracy: PM Modi

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New Delhi(PTI): Asserting that “political intervention” is necessary in a democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it clear to bureaucrats not to view this as a hindrance for good governance. Drawing a distinction between political interference and intervention, he said while the former will “destroy” the system the latter is “necessary” and “inevitable”. Addressing civil […]

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Royals post 191/6 against Kings XI

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” The Royals lost quite a few wickets towards the end but a couple of cameos from Karun Nair (25), Deepak Hooda (19), and all-rounder Stuart Binny (12 not out) took the home team past the 190-run mark.” Ahmedabad, April 21 (IANS):  Table toppers Rajasthan Royals put up a total of 191/6 in 20 overs […]

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Payment bank licence to be game changer: RBI official

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” Moving to electronic transaction avenues bolstered banks’ business growth significantly, said M. S. Raghavan, chairman and MD of IDBI Bank.” New Delhi, April 21 (IANS): The RBI on Tuesday said the issuance of payment bank licence would be a game changer in the realm of remittances and bill payments with potential collaborations between telecom […]

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Hopefully World Cup experience will help India: Ganguly

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” Australia is a great cricketing nation. They won the World Cup in 2007 and they had a blip in 2011 when they were not one of the best sides.” New Delhi, April 21 – Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the experience garnered from the recently concluded World Cup in Australia […]

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Japanese train sets world speed record

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” The train is expected to run at a maximum speed of 500 kmph when it functions commercially.” Tokyo, April 21 (IANS):  A Japanese high-speed train broke its own world speed record on Tuesday, clocking 603 kilometres per hour (374.69 miles per hour), after having set the previous record less than a week ago. The […]

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Pakistan’s Hafeez cleared to bowl by ICC

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” The umpires are still at liberty to report Hafeez and Javeria in the future if they believe they are displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal actions from the retests.” Dubai, April 21 (IANS): Pakistan’s all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was on Tuesday cleared to bowl in international cricket after remedial work and retests […]

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Vivek Oberoi blessed with baby girl

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” We are happy to announce the birth of our baby girl. Our family is now complete. Daughters are very special and Priyanka and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our baby girl into the world today. Both mother and the baby are doing fine and I’d like to thank everyone for their wishes, […]

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Head injury to another young Kolkata cricketer causes scare

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He passed away in the same hospital early on Monday following a cardiac arrest. His bereaved famly has alleged medical negligence.” Kolkata, April 21 (IANS):  Another young cricketer was on Tuesday hospitalised after sustaining a head injury during a local league match, a day after the shocking demise of former Bengal Under-19 team captain Ankit […]

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