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  • Porn clip plays on a screen at Delhi s Rajiv Chowk station

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    A pornographic video was played on an LED screen installed at Delhi Metro's Rajiv Chowk station, according to footage recently surfaced online. The incident happened on April 9 wherein the video lasted for nearly a minute. Claiming that the screen was under commissioning and testing by a private contractor, the Delhi Metro has initiated a probe into the matter.

    Farooq Abdullah wins Srinagar Lok Sabha by poll by K votes

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    National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday won the Srinagar Lok Sabha by-poll after defeating PDP candidate Nazir Ahmad Khan by around 10,000 votes. Abdullah had faced his first electoral defeat in his over 35-year-long political career when he had lost to PDP's Tariq Hameed Karra in 2014 General Elections. Karra had later resigned from Lok Sabha.
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    Silicon Valley s hottest startup Hortonworks eyes India s Big Data

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    Hortonworks Inc. stunned the tech industry a few years ago when it became the fastest enterprise software start-up to reach $100 million in annual revenue in just four years from inception. The California-based company said that it now saw its next big growth coming from international business and the Indian market is going to play a key role in it. It is betting big on selling its services and support for the Hadoop open-source data analytics technology framework to the Indian enterprises as... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

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    Technical textiles use in govt projects gets push

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    Technical textiles or functional textiles, considered a sunrise sector in the country, is all set for demand taking off for products such as geo and agro textiles.“Technical textiles is a thrust area for the Government because of the value addition involved,” said Textile Commissioner Kavita Gupta. “It can be used in infastructure projects, including ports, roads, and railways, and in sectors such as agriculture. We want to promote use of textile products that will improve... Read More
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    Little India in Singapore It s Srikanth vs Praneeth in final

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    Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth set up an exciting all-Indian men’s singles final at the Singapore Open Super Series badminton tournament after comfortably winning their semifinal clashes here todaySrikanth, a former World No.3, notched up a 21-13 21-14 win over World No. 26 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting to reach the third Super Series final of his career.Earlier, Praneeth, who had been laid low by a shoulder injury, continued his rampaging return to the court by thrashing three-time Korea... Read More

    Uber has spent over billion since it was founded in

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    Uber Technologies Inc. isn’t required to report its finances publicly, but the privately held company has decided to forgo that luxury for the first time. Uber said its revenue growth is outpacing losses, hoping to show the business is on a strong trajectory as it attempts to address a recent cascade of scandals.The ride-hailing giant more than doubled gross bookings in 2016 to $20 billion, according to financial information Uber shared with Bloomberg. Net revenue was $6.5 billion,... Read More
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    Andhra Pradesh Guntur man receives Rs lakh cash prize under Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana scheme from PM Narendra Modi

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    Sk. Rafi, a 33-year-old cloth merchant from Andhra Pradesh's Guntur who won a Rs 12 lakh cash prize under the Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana scheme, and received it from Prime Minister Narendra Sk.
    The scheme was lauched by NITI Aayog last year to promote cashless transactions. The winners of the lucky draw were picked by President Pranab Mukherjee on April 9.Rafi was one of three people who received cash awards from Prime Minister Modi on Friday. He received the third prize.He purchased a... Read More
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    New norms render salt laboratories irrelevant

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    The Central Salt Department recently closed down all quality check laboratories in the State, excepting one in Tuticorin. The laboratories at Cuddalore, Vedaranyam, Marakanam, Veppalodai near Tuticorin and one at Tuticorin had been established to check the quality of iodised salt and quantity of salt produced.Sources in the Department said the laboratories became irrelevant after quality control of salt came under the purview of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).... Read More
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    Punjab CM bans names of ministers MLAs on inaugural stones

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    Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday prohibited the inscription of names of any government functionaries, including ministers and MLAs, on foundation stones and inaugural plaques. This comes after Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was caught on the camera threatening to suspend a school principal after he found that his name was third on the inaugural stone.The CM himself is not excluded from these orders, which are aimed at building a stronger connect between the... Read More
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    BJP President Amit Shah meet begins in Bhubaneswar

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    The two-day BJP national executive meeting began here on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah expected to underline strategy for a big saffron push in states like Odisha where it has traditionally been weak.A meeting of BJP office-bearers has started to finalise the agenda of the executive meeting, expected to begin after Mr. Modi reaches here later in the afternoon.The executive meets against the backdrop of the party’s stunning win in Uttar Pradesh and... Read More

    A year old Mann Kaur to represent India at Olympics for veterans

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    Mann Kaur, a 101-year-old great-grandmother, will represent India at the World Masters Games, considered as the "Olympics for veterans", in Auckland from April 21. Kaur will compete in the 100-metre, 200-metre, shot put and javelin events in the 100-plus category. Currently training at Punjabi University, Patiala, Kaur is presently clocking 1 minute, 10 seconds in the 100-metre sprint. Mann Kaur The Chandigarh resident is eyeing glory at the World Master Games.For the last five... Read More
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    Eight coaches of Rajya Rani Express derail near Rampur injured Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

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    Eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh today leaving at least two passengers injured, railway officials said.The accident happened between Mundapandey and Rampur railway stations, Northern railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said.He said while two passengers have been injured there was no casualty in the accident.Moradabad Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) has reached the spot to oversee the rescue and relief operations. A medical team has... Read More
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    Income Tax department launches Operation Clean Money II

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    The Income Tax department has launched the second phase of the ‘Operation Clean Money’  on April 15th to investigate over 60,000 individuals with an aim to detect black money generation post demonetisation.The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy-making body of the income tax department has detected the flow of black money into the banks amounting to over Rs 9,334 crore between November 9, 2016 and February 28, 2017.
    The first... Read More
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    Asian economies escape manipulator tag but expect more pressure on trade President Donald Trump

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    Asian countries escaped the currency manipulator label in the latest U.S. Treasury report, but remain wary of possible trade friction as President Donald Trump maintains his administration will seek to address trade imbalances.Mr. Trump has said some U.S. trading partners, particularly China, manipulated their currency, but has since backed off that claim and acknowledged that China had not weakened the yuan to make its exports cheaper.China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan remained on a list for... Read More
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    Amid row over Jadhav India cancels maritime talks with Pakistan

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    The government on Friday called off talks between the two countries on maritime security which was scheduled for April 17. India officially conveyed to Pakistan that it wasn't prepared to host a delegation of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) which was supposed to travel to India on Sunday.A delegation led by Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency (MSA) was to visit New Delhi April 16-19 to discuss issues related to fishermen and search and rescue operations.Coast Guard... Read More

    Number of IS fighters killed by US bomb jumps to Afghan officials

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    The number of Islamic State fighters killed by a massive US bomb in eastern Afghanistan has nearly tripled to at least 90, Afghan officials said on Saturday.The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb dubbed the "Mother Of All Bombs" -- was unleashed in combat for the first time, hitting IS positions in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday.The bomb smashed their mountain hideouts, a tunnel-and-cave complex that had been mined against conventional ground attacks, engulfing the... Read More
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    Protest prevails at Jawaharal Nehru University library renaming event

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    Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Central Library was renamed Dr B. R. Ambedkar Central Library amid protests and sloganeering by students on Friday.Students who were holding a dharna outside the building stormed into the library during the function that although saying they have no problem with the administration renaming the library, they had an issue with the JNU administration-MHRD-UGC nexus trying to destroy Dr. Ambedkar’s message of ‘Educate, Agitate,... Read More
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    North Korea starts celebrating birthday of country s founder

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared in a massive parade in the capital city on Saturday celebrating the birthday of his late grandfather and North Korea founder Kim II Sung.North Korean state television showed Mr. Kim, wearing a black suit and white shirt, stepping out of a black limousine and saluting his honor guard before walking down a red carpet. He then walked up to a podium and clapped with senior government officials to address the thousands of soldiers and a massive crowd... Read More
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    Terrorism one of gravest threats to religious freedom President Donald Trump

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    US President Donald Trump has said that terrorism is one of the gravest threats to religious freedom around the world and hoped for a “better tomorrow” when people of all faiths, including Hindus, can worship according to their conscience.In his weekly radio and web address, he said the US has cherished the freedom of worship “from the very beginning”.“That is the promise the first settlers saw in our vast continent  and it is the promise that our bravest... Read More
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    South Cental Railway shakes off market blues

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    The South Central Railway has loaded 9.44 million tonnes (MTs) of freight traffic in the month of March, around 8.36% more compared to the same month last year, according to a release here on Friday.This improvement in performance has reversed the sluggish trend on account of fall in imports and market conditions. The loading also contributed to maximise SCR’s freight loading for the financial year 2016-17 which went up to 96.83 MTs.The annual revenue of SCR, generated on freight traffic,... Read More
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