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October 19, 2017: News At A Glance

Here's what is grabbing headlines on October 18, 2017. 1. Prez, PM greet nation on Diwali, urge them to be sensitive to environment...

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Mersal: 10 thoughts we had while watching Vijay’s latest entertainer first day, first show of

We saw Vijay's Mersal first day, first show. From 'Yes, it's better than Ajith's Vivegam' (cue shocked gasps)...

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Canada’s Quebec province passes law banning veils in public sector; rights groups say move marginalises Muslim women

Quebec will ban face coverings such as veils or niqabs for people giving or receiving provincial government services under a law passed on Wednesday The post Canada&am...

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Fire breaks out in central Kolkata office building

A fire broke out around 10.20 a.m. on the 16th floor of a commercial building on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in central Kolkata. The floor housed the server room of the State Bank o...

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Samsung Unveils Bixby 2.0 With Ambitions to Take on Amazon's Alexa

The new Bixby 2.0 will be open to developers in a move to put the personal assistant on more devices...

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Trump celebrates Diwali at White House, hails contributions of Indian-Americans

US President Donald Trump has celebrated his first Diwali at the White House during which he hailed the incredible contributions of the Indian-American community and said he v...

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Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival closing ceremony: Rima Das’ Village Rockstars, Rahul Jain’s Machines wins big

See the full winner's list at the closing ceremony of Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival The post Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival closing ceremony: Rima Das&am...

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Bigg Boss 11 wild card entries: Dhinchak Pooja has no strategy; Priyank Sharma prepped up for his second innings

The entry of wild cards in Bigg Boss 11 – Priyank Sharma and Dhinchak Pooja – will be real treat for the avid viewers of the controversial reality show. The post Bigg Boss...

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Raja The Great movie review: Ravi Teja doesn’t disappoint in this okay-ish entertaining affair

Raja The Great is an okayish entertaining affair in the theatre. However, the minute one walks out of the movie house, there’d be nothing to pull from the bed of the two-and...

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Secret Superstar: Domestic violence in a Diwali release is an audacious move by Aamir Khan

Domestic violence has always been brushed under the red carpet but Aamir Khan depicts the issue with brutal directness in his Diwali release Secret Superstar The post Secret S...

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Ish Sodhi Replaces Injured Todd Astle in NZ ODI Squad

Astle, who sustained a groin injury in the first warm-up game against the Board President's XI on Tuesday, has been ruled out of the entire ODI and T20 series. He...

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No New Film Or Social Media Updates: Thugs Of Hindostan Rules For Fatima

Fatima Sana Shaikh has been told to not sign another film until Thugs Of Hindostan is over and she is also not allowed to post on social media, or attend important events...

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On Diwali, India Promises Medical Visa In All Deserving Cases

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today that on the auspicious occasion of Diwali India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases that are pending, as she resp...

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Secret Superstar: Aamir's Diwali Release Is A Blast - Raja Sen's Review

Secret Superstar Movie Review: Aamir Khan has a blast in this sweet and simple film about a young girl who dares to dream...

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Denmark Open Superseries Premier: Saina Nehwal dictated terms against Carolina Marin; PV Sindhu suffered disappointing loss

Saina Nehwal's victory over Carolina Marin must be termed a triumph of grit, single-minded dedication, steely temperament and canny strategy. The post Denmark Ope...

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PM Modi Celebrates Diwali With Soldiers In Gurez, Jammu and Kashmir

Like every year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is spending Diwali with soldiers - this time at Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir. The army said the Prime Minister has already reached...

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Why The Bachchans Will Not Celebrate Diwali This Year

The Bachchan family will keep it a family-only affair on Diwali this year in remembrance of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krishna Raj Rai, who died in March...

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Russia's 'Paris Hilton' to fight against Putin?

Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said on Wednesday she planned to run in next year's presidential election. Sobchak, who has been described as the Russian ve...

Times of India
On Diwali, Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's Appeal: No Crackers, Please

On Diwali, sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik took to Twitter to share multiple pictures of his sand sculptures on Puri beach. This year, however, Mr Pattnaik had an important requ...

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Canada’s Quebec province passes law banning veils in public sector; right’s groups say move marginalises Muslim women

Quebec will ban face coverings such as veils or niqabs for people giving or receiving provincial government services under a law passed on Wednesday The post Canada&am...

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Delhi Braces For Pollution 'Airpocalypse' As Smog Looms

As India celebrates Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on sale of firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to pr...

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Denmark Open Superseries Premier: PV Sindhu goes down fighting, Saina Nehwal knocks out Carolina Marin

India had a bitter sweet day at Denmark Open as Saina Nehwal knocked out Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain but title-contender PV Sindhu suffered a straight game loss a...

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'Knew What He Was Signing Up For': Trump Denies Remark On Fallen Soldier

The mother of a soldier killed in an ambush in Africa said Wednesday that President Donald Trump "did disrespect my son" with remarks in a condolence...

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World's Deepest Lake Undergoing Gravest Crisis In Recent History

Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish that has lived in the world's...

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Why Tabu Will Never Say 'No' To A Film With Ajay Devgn

Tabu said, "Ajay and I are childhood friends. It is always an added benefit to be working with him"...

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Ghana overcome physical battle against Niger in all-African encounter

Ghana, who were the rightful winners of Group A, might have felt the heat in the early stages of the game but prevailed at the right time to set up yet another mouthwatering a...

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Gujarat Government's Diwali Gift For Teachers, Civic Employees

The Gujarat government has announced changes in the salary component of some government employees including pay hikes for "fixed-pay" teachers of gov...

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Sanjay Dutt, Maanyata's Impressive Diwali Party Guest-List. Pics Inside

Diwali 2017: The Dutts are such great hosts...

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South Africa vs Bangladesh: AB De Villiers returns in style to blow away Tigers in Paarl

Like a marauding hurricane that shows no mercy to anyone lying in its path, AB De Villiers on Wednesday decimated the Bangladesh bowlers at the Boland Park, Paarl, announcing...

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Hockey Asia Cup 2017: India made to work hard after South Korea showed tactical superiority

India is on one point after their draw against the Koreans. It’s also time to discover a path back. For the favourites, it’s time to stand up and be counted. The post Hock...

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When Virender Sehwag Jinxed AB de Villiers' ODI Double-Century

The South African was closing in on an ODI double-century but fell short by 24 runs...

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Batti Gul Meter Chalu Is Shahid Kapoor's Diwali Gift For You

Shahid Kapoor revealed the title of his forthcoming film Batti Gul Meter Chalu...

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Sushma Swaraj asks Indian mission to grant medical visa to Pakistan boy

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue a visa to a Pakistani child for medical treatment in India.The child’s...

The Hindu
Congress to rebrand Rahul ahead of his elevation, may change Twitter id

Rahul Gandhi, who has 3.78 million Twitter followers, falls too short as against the Prime Minister with 35.5 million followers...

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Rahul Gandhi likely to drop @OfficeOfRG, take up @rahulgandhi on Twitter

Rahul Gandhi, who has 3.78 million Twitter followers, falls too short as against the Prime Minister with 35.5 million followers...

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Champions League: Chelsea Snatch Draw As Manchester United Edge Benfica

Eden Hazard's leveller allowed Chelsea to hold onto top spot in Group C of the Champions League with seven points...

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Didn't seek PM post due to weak Hindi: Pranab

"I could not qualify myself to be the PM because I have no means of communication with the vast masses of the people because of my deficiency in Hindi,&qu...

Times of India
Dilip Kumar And Saira Banu Wish You A Very Happy Diwali

"May this beautiful festival of Diwali fill your lives with joy, happiness, prosperity and peace. God bless," Dilip Kumar tweeted...

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From Ivanka Trump - Diwali Greetings And A Message Ahead Of India Visit

US President Donald Trump's entrepreneur daughter Ivanka, who joined him in Tuesday's Diwali celebrations at the White House, also took to Twitter to...

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Diwali 2017: President Kovind, PM Modi greet nation, urge them to be sensitive to environment

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Diwali 2017...

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Mike Pence Thanks Pakistan PM Abbasi For Release Of Hostages

US Vice President Mike Pence has thanked Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and his government's effort in recovering American and Canadian hostages who...

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PV Sindhu Crashes Out, Saina Nehwal Beats Carolina Maria In Denmark Open

PV Sindhu failed to better World No.10 Chen Yufei of China to go down fighting 17-21, 21-23 in a 43-minute match...

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PV Sindhu Crashes Out, Saina Nehwal Beats Carolina Marin In Denmark Open

PV Sindhu failed to better World No.10 Chen Yufei of China to go down fighting 17-21, 21-23 in a 43-minute match...

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Diwali 2017: Army jawans in J&K lit ``diyas`` on LoC to celebrate festival of lights

Jawans of the Indian Army lit up border in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate festival of lights – Diwali - on Thursday...

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Rex Tillerson To Visit Both Pakistan And India, Says Senior US Official

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting Islamabad to implement the South Asia strategy of President Donald Trump, a State Department official has said while he urged P...

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US has wisely chosen India as its trategic partner: Rex Tillerson

United States' Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday reassured that the US is the "reliable partner" that India needs, adding th...

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PM Narendra Modi may spend Diwali with troops on China border today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to celebrate Diwali 2017 with troops of the Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on the China border in Uttarakhand on...

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'No Aadhaar No Ration' Is Grim Reality For Many In Jharkhand Village

Amid the spiralling outrage over the death of 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand allegedly after the administration stopped giving her family subsidized food, there have been a spa...

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Bigg Boss 11, October 18: Team Vikas Gupta Win Luxury Budget Task And How

Bigg Boss 11, October 18: The winning team selected Arshi Khan and Jyoti Kumari to join Vikas in the kaal kothri...

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'No Aadhaar, No Ration' Is Grim Reality For Many In Jharkhand Village

Amid the spiralling outrage over the death of 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand allegedly after the administration stopped giving her family subsidized food, there have been a spa...

NDTV
Bigg Boss 11,October 18: Team Vikas Gupta Wins Luxury Budget Task And How

Bigg Boss 11, October 18: The winning team selected Arshi Khan and Jyoti Kumari to join Vikas in the kaal kothri...

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Diwali 2017: What better way to personally manage all your data storage needs than with a NAS device for your home?

Admit it, we're all data hoarders. Be it photos, videos, movies or just simply documents, our personal store of data is always on the rise. The post Diwali 2017:...

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Native American Tribe Holding Patents Sues Amazon And Microsoft

A Native American tribe sued Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in federal court in Virginia on Wednesday for infringing supercomputer patents it is holding for a technology fi...

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Asia stocks edge up, await China GDP, dollar rises as yields spike | Reuters

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India needs a reliable partner like US: Rex Tillerson

United States' Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday reassured that the US is the "reliable partner" that India needs, adding th...

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Have Nothing To Learn From You: Pinarayi Vijayan Hits Back At Amit Shah

Challenged to fighting the BJP on "development and ideology", Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan says he is ready to pick up the gauntlet thrown...

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Robbers Break Into Haridwar Express Train, Loot Jewellery, Cash

Robbers struck a compartment of the Haridwar Express train and looted jewellery, cash and mobile phones from members of two families near Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, the police s...

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Japan Sept. export growth slows slightly, growth trend intact | Reuters

The post Japan Sept. export growth slows slightly, growth trend intact | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost...

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US Says Myanmar Army Responsible For Rohingya Crisis

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday the United States holds Myanmar's military leadership "accountable" for the Rohingya ref...

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Canada's Quebec Says No Public Services For Those With Face Veils

Canada's Quebec province Wednesday prohibited government workers and anyone receiving government services from covering their face, in a move critics say unfairly...

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Corrected: China third quarter GDP growth likely to cool as property, debt curbs bite | Reuters

The post Corrected: China third quarter GDP growth likely to cool as property, debt curbs bite | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost...

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Grieving Mother Says Donald Trump Disrespected US Soldier Killed In Niger

The grieving mother of a US soldier slain in an ambush in Niger reportedly said Wednesday that President Donald Trump had disrespected her son during a call he made to offer h...

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London's Big Ben To Bong Again But Not On Time

Big Ben, the bell inside London's iconic clock tower which has been silent since August, will chime again on key upcoming dates but the timing might be a bit off...

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Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed 3 arrested in Delaware | Reuters

The post Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed 3 arrested in Delaware | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost...

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Girl Dies In Patna AIIMS As Father Made To Wait In Queue For Formalities

As a 9-year-old girl died at Patna AIIMS while her poor father completed the formalities for her treatment and an official posted at the counter refused to help him, the oppos...

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Girl, 9, Dies As Father Allegedly Made To Wait In Queue At AIIMS In Patna

As a 9-year-old girl died at Patna AIIMS while her poor father completed the formalities for her treatment and an official posted at the counter refused to help him, the oppos...

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Jurors to weigh fraud charges against ex-HSBC executive | Reuters

The post Jurors to weigh fraud charges against ex-HSBC executive | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost...

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Congress Announces 59 Candidates For Himachal Pradesh Polls

The Congress today announced its first list of 59 candidates for the November 9 Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls, with Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh being fielded from the Ark...

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Top startup investors see mounting ‘backlash’ against tech | Reuters

The post Top startup investors see mounting ‘backlash’ against tech | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost...

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Suspect In Shootings Of 6 In Maryland And Delaware Caught: Officials

A shooting suspect who was the focus of a daylong manhunt was arrested late Wednesday, hours after he opened fire on his co-workers in Maryland, killing three and wounding two...

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Suspect In Shootings Of Six In Maryland And Delaware Caught: Officials

A shooting suspect who was the focus of a daylong manhunt was arrested late Wednesday, hours after he opened fire on his co-workers in Maryland, killing three and wounding two...

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Govt to auction 6 Dawood properties in Mumbai, base price Rs 5.5 crore

Around two years after its attempt to sell Dawood Ibrahim's property, Hotel Raounaq Afroz-also known as Delhi Zaika-the Union finance ministry has again announced...

Times of India
Russia Gets A New Candidate For President, But Is She Serious?

Ksenia Sobchak - the socialite, journalist, former opposition figure and daughter of Vladimir Putin's political mentor - announced her candidacy for president Wed...

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Exclusive: Trump selects Washington lawyer Joe Simons to head FTC – official | Reuters

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Death toll rises to 42 in California wildfires | Reuters

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Dow ends above 23,000 for first time; IBM jumps | Reuters

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China third quarter GDP growth likely to cool as property, debt curbs bite | Reuters

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Google Doodle Celebrates Birthday Of 'Starman' Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Google doodle today celebrates the birth anniversary of legendary India-origin astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. Born in Lahore, in present day Pakistan, Subrahmanyan...

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Trying to unlock Brexit, Britain’s May to make offer on EU citizens | Reuters

The post Trying to unlock Brexit, Britain’s May to make offer on EU citizens | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost...

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In Singur, land is still a problem: ‘Where Are Our Fields?’

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Indian Express
Didn't qualify myself as PM because of my Hindi deficiency: Pranab

Mukherjee said managing regional interests had been a problem under UPA and remains so even now despite the fact that the BJP has a clear majority in Lok Sabha. “I feel coal...

Times of India
New security headache in J&K: 3-ft-tall Jaish-e-Mohammed militant

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Indian Express
Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture | Reuters

The post Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost...

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Proposed settlement reached in North Carolina’s transgender bathroom lawsuit | Reuters

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U.S. wants stronger India economic, defence ties given China’s rise: Tillerson | Reuters

The post U.S. wants stronger India economic, defence ties given China’s rise: Tillerson | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost...

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Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture | Reuters

The post Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost...

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Ram Rajya Means Progress, No Discrimination: Yogi Adityanath In Ayodhya

Ram Rajya means progress, abolition of poverty and no discrimination, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today as he asked critics not to see any political desi...

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Fund crunch: 88% of NREGA budget over, 6 months left

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Indian Express
ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit | Reuters

The post ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost...

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Saina Nehwal Wins, P V Sindhu Loses In Denmark Open

India had a bitter sweet day at Denmark Open as Saina Nehwal knocked out Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain but title-contender P V Sindhu suffered a straight game loss...

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UIDAI: Can't deny rations for lack of Aadhaar

(UIDAI said that six members of the family of the 11-year-old Jharkhand girl who allegedly died of starvation had Aadhaar and stringent action must be taken against those who...

Times of India
Ayodhya neglected by successive govts: Yogi

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath brought Ayodhya to the forefront with a grand, eyeball-grabbing religious-cultural spectacle without mentioning the controversial...

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