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Cold wave in north, central India to peak on January 15: IMD

A "cold to severe cold wave" will grip north and central India over the next two-three days, peaking on January 15, the weather department has cautioned.

In association with the western disturbances, the main reason behind the drop in temperatures, the wet spell over the western Himalayan Region (Jammu & Kashmir …

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EC reserves order on Samajwadi Party’s cycle symbol

After four hours of deliberation, the Election Commission of India on Friday reserved its order on who gets ownership to the party’s cycle symbol. Earlier on Friday, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, his brother Shivpal Yadav and leaders of Akhilesh Yadav's camp such as Ram Gopal Yadav and …

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Gen. Rawat announces grievance box for Army personnel

Bipin Rawat on Friday announced a "suggestion and grievance" system to be put in place across all formations, beginning with the headquarters.

Also View Tej Bahadur Yadav, a BSF jawan of 29th battalion, deployed along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir, alleged that troops are served bad qua On …

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Public Accounts Committee won’t call Narendra Modi on demonetisation

Virtually rejecting its chairman K.V. Thomas' view, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on Friday decided that the Prime Minister will not be called before it after BJP members strongly objected to the Congress leader's remarks that he may be asked to appear over the demonetisation issue.

The decision …

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Row over PM Modi’s pic on khadi calendar & diary: PMO says it is unnecessary

A controversy erupted today over Narendra Modi's photo appearing on the diary and the calendar of Khadi and Village Industries Corporation (KVIC), with Congress and some others targeting the Prime Minister, whose office termed the row as "unnecessary".

A section of KVIC has protested the exclusion of Mahatma Gandhi's photo …

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David Guetta: Uproar over India concert cancellation

The cancellation of a concert by international DJ David Guetta in the southern Indian city of Bangalore has been met with outrage.

A statement from the organisers said they were advised to cancel the performance in light of "events that happened around New Years Eve".

"Let them seek fresh permission …

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SpiceJet in deal to buy 205 Boeing planes

Indian airline SpiceJet has agreed to buy up to 205 new planes from Boeing - potentially worth $22bn (£18bn).

SpiceJet is India's fourth largest airline, though its future looked in doubt in late 2014 after planes were grounded due to unpaid fuel bills.

This growth in passenger numbers, along with lower …

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Morocco bans production, sale and import of burqa: Report

The Moroccan Ministry of Interior has notified burqa producers and retailers of the immediate prohibition on the sale and to get rid of the current stocks within 48 hours, according to Moroccan World News.

Farah Cherif D'Ouezzan, founder of the Center for Cross Cultural Learning in Rabat and an expert …

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Air quality in Chennai dips on Bhogi day

Air quality readings in Chennai on Friday showed a significant increase in the pollution levels after residents went about burning old items as per custom early in the morning on Bhogi day, first day of the four-day Pongal festival.

Particulate matters measuring 2.5 micrometres and less in dimension are …

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💧 Machine makes 🚰water out of ☁️️air‼

A Chilean inventor is marketing a machine that can grab existing humidity in the air and convert it into drinking water💦

Hector Pino wanted to create a supply of clean water for his daughter who suffered from a serious 🚱medical condition.

The machine currently sells for over $1000, but Pino …

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Kat 🐱to Speak at Oxford!🇬🇧

If becoming one of Bollywood’s 🎬highest paid actresses 💰despite her firangi roots and outsider status🚪, constant criticisms and ridicule, wasn’t big enough a success🏁, Kat 🐱now has a new accomplishment to add to her kitty.🛍

She 🐱will be sharing a dais 🎙with Hollywood actors like Academy Award winner …

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⌛🇺🇸 Assange agrees to be extradited to US‼

Julian Assange has agreed to be extradited to the US if the US releases Chelsea Manning.

Manning was arrested for leaking sensitive military documents to Assange and is currently in military detention.

Manning has been claimed to be on Obama's shortlist for commutation.

It is a savvy move for Assange …

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