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What I eat, drink or pray is none of your business: Rishi Kapoor

Be it religious beliefs, attitude towards women or personal issues, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor is not one to mince words. Not on Twitter, clearly. Reacting strongly to internet trolls, the veteran actor has now slammed meat and beef bans. Rishi got in a Twitter spat with a user, who wrote: “@chintskap Fools like Rishi kapoor […]

Don’t know Marathi? Can’t drive auto in Maharashtra

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Mumbai(PTI): In yet another controversial diktat by the Devendra Fadnavis government, Maharashtra on Tuesday decided it will issue autorickshaw permits to only those people who speak Marathi from November 1 this year. “New autorickshaw permits from November 1 will be issued to only those applicants who can speak Marathi,” Maharashtra Transport Minister Diwakar Raote said. […]

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Meet us in person not on Facebook: Akahda Mahant urges PM Modi

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Lucknow(PTI):  A Mahant of an Akhada participating in the ongoing Kumbh Mela here has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit them at the venue rather than interacting with people on a virtual platform. “Modiji face-to-face milo, Facebook pe mat milo. (Modiji please meet us in person and not on Facebook),” Mahant Raghumani of Bada […]

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International Democracy Day: Reclaiming space and taking ownership as a civil society

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New Delhi,Swarna Rajagopalan: September 15 is International Democracy Day and the theme for this year is “Space for Civil Society”, terribly important for many reasons, not the least being that democracy is first and last about “government by the people”. Civil society refers to the ways in which those people organise themselves to act together […]

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Suresh Raina under scanner as India A take on Bangladesh A in ODI opener

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Star batsman Suresh Raina will look to get some batting practice ahead of the upcoming South Africa series along with some of the other fringe players as India A take on full-strength Bangladesh A in a three-match One Day series, starting here tomorrow. Some of the other players, who will be aiming to impress the […]

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Sony’s virtual reality headset for the PlayStation gets a new name

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Sony’s virtual reality headset has finally been given a name; it’s now officially titled PlayStation VR. The Japanese company made the announcement at their Tokyo Games Show press conference today.  Previously titled Project Morpheus(which, frankly, was a much cooler name), the VR headset, as well as a few games that utilise it, are available for demo on the show floor. This official […]

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Migrant boat heading to Greece from Turkey sinks, 13 dead

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At least 13 migrants including four children trying to reach Greece drowned on Tuesday when their boat from Turkey sank in international waters, local media reported. Turkish coastguards rescued 205 migrants from the wooden boat which set off from Turkish holiday resort town of Datca in the southwest for the Greek island of Kos, the […]

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Treat fishermen issue as a humanitarian matter, PM Modi tells Sri Lankan Prime Minister Wickremesinghe

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe to treat the issue of fishermen as a humanitarian matter. “The Sri Lankan Prime Minister and I discussed the fishermen issue. We agreed that the fishermen associations of both sides should continue their efforts to find a solution. I conveyed to him […]

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Additional Advocate General Vishal Sharma shunted out by Mufti government over handling of beef ban case

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Jammu(PTI): The controversy over beef ban in Jammu and Kashmir has intensified with Mufti government shunting out Additional Advocate General Vishal Sharma apparently for “failing to defend” its stand before the High Court which had directed strict enforcement of a 1932 law against beef sale. Law department Secretary Mohammad Ashraf Mir said Sharma has been […]

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Pentagon sets up first-ever country special cell to speed up defence ties with India

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Washington DC(PTI): The Pentagon has established a first-ever country special cell to speed up its defence ties with India and accelerate the process of co-development and co-production of hi-tech military equipment in the country. Ashton Carter (L) shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi  Established soon after Defence Secretary Ashton Carter […]

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