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Home minister Rajnath Singh defends Mos HRD Katheria on hate speech

NEW DELHI: Rejecting Opposition demand for sacking of Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria and slapping of sedition charge against him for an alleged hate speech in Agra, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said he did not say anything “objectionable” and media reports on the event appeared to be “distorted …

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JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar released from Tihar

Delhi(PTI): The Delhi Police and Tihar Jail authorities worked in close coordination on Thursday to ensure a secret release of JNUSU president and sedition accused Kanhaiya Kumar from the prison after he was granted a six-month interim bail by High Court on Wednesday. Sources said Mr. Kumar was escorted by …

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How Oscars Helped Lady Gaga’s Relatives Discover About Sex Abuse

WASHINGTON: After her Oscar performance, where she revealed that she is a survivor of sexual abuse, Lady Gaga confessed that she never told her rape story to some of her family members because she had been too ashamed. During the Oscars ceremony, the 29-year-old songstress performed her and Diane Warren’s …

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Saluting a wordsmith

Few scholars have influenced the literature of Urdu, Tamil, Persian and Arabic as did the critically acclaimed Professor Emeritus Sajjad Bukhari in the three decades which saw him as a teacher, translator, writer and poet. He was the vice chairman of Tamil Nadu Urdu Academy, president of Tamil Nadu Linguistic …

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Wondrous fungus: fossils are oldest of any land-dwelling organism

At first glance, they do not look like much: tiny fragments of a primordial fungus shorter than a single hair’s width. But these fungal remnants possess the unique distinction of being the oldest-known fossils of any land-dwelling organism on Earth. A study published on Wednesday described microfossils of a subterranean …

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Tribal festival gets bigger

Assertion of independence, pride in one’s identity and an open defiance of unjust authority have long been hallmarks of Telangana history. Heroes of such movements are cherished and glorified everywhere, but perhaps nowhere is hero worship of rebel leaders as exuberant and wild, nor as literal, as in the Sammakka-Sarakka …

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ISIS hackers target the wrong “Google”

Hackers affiliated with ISIS terror group who promised to take down International search engine giant Google has instead targeted a small India tech firm, according to a media report. Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA), a hacking group affiliated to ISIS, hit www.addgoogleonline.com registered by Gandani K for Indian tech firm Always …

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Sahasra Siracheda Apoorva Chintamani (1960)

The advent of talkies drew some affluent entrepreneurs towards movies. One such young man was Tiruchengodu Ramalingam Sundaram whose family was in textile business in Coimbatore. T.R. Sundaram after studying textile engineering in Leeds, England was looking after the family business. Finding a huge potential in movies, he along with …

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