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Banned Tripura outfit calls tribals to observe Sunday as 'Black Day'

Agartala, Oct 14 (IANS) The outlawed National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) terrorist outfit has called upon tribals to observe a Black Day on Sunday to protest Tripura's merger with the Indian Union and for restoration of the historical rights of tribals. In a statement to media houses, the NLFT called on tribals to observe October 15 as a mark of protest, solidarity, and black day...

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RIFF 2017 was an amazing sweep of traditional music

Jodhpur, Oct 14 (IANS) From Scotland to Spain, from Ghana to Mexico, from France to here in India, the rustic charm of grassroots musicians is markedly different from the popular beats heard at famed music festivals across the globe. With no spectacular beach front or stellar line-up that make music festivals so sought after, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) here took aud...

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800-year-old city walls excavated in China

Beijing, Oct 14 (IANS) Archaeologists have excavated 800-year-old city walls and gates in China's Chongqing. More than 300 relics and evidence that a complete defence system existed at the time have been unearthed. A township in Fengjie county's Baidi was once a very important military fortress. The archaeological dig launched at the site in February discovered the ruins, Xinhua news age...

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BJP once again turns to Ram to bolster flagging appeal in UP

The reason why the UP election results in May were a showpiece for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was that they represented, in the party's opinion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's continuing forward march. Yet, the overblown nature of this self-congratulatory assessment will be evident if the outcome of the five elections which took place at the time are taken into consideration.

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Paltrow thankful for support after sexual harassment claims

Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has thanked her peers for their support. It marked her first major appearance since accusing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. Paltrow gave a message of thanks at Variety's Power of Women L.A. Luncheon on Friday. At the intimate event, actress Michelle Pfeiffer, singer Kelly Clarkson, actress Octavia Spencer, Indi...

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By playing Hindutva game for decades, Congress helped BJP rise

How indistinguishable the Congress ideologically is from the BJP was the theme of the main edit page article written by French scholars Christophe Jaffrelot and Gilles Verniers in the Indian Express on October 5. The editor grasped the heart of the matter and gave it an apt headline: Congress and the BJP, Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The Jaffrelot-Verniers duo focused on Gujarat -- on how ...

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11 injured in grenade blast at Manipur fairground

Imphal, Oct 14 (IANS) At least 11 persons, including two children, were wounded in a grenade blast at a fairground in the state capital on Friday night, police said. Hospital sources said some of the injured were discharged after first aid while some sustained critical injuries. Police said two youths in a scooter hurled the China-made hand grenade at the fair venue in Tera and ...

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Ajay Devgn a great guy: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) Golmaal Again and Secret Superstar are releasing around the festive occasion of Diwali, but there is no bad blood between Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and actor Ajay Devgn. The Dangal star has praised Ajay by calling him a great guy. Aamir took to Twitter on Saturday to share a photograph with Ajay. Here's to 'Golmaal'. Met Ajay after so long. What a great...

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Magic mushrooms may 'reset' depressed brains: Study

London, Oct 14 (IANS) A psychoactive compound occuring naturally in magic mushrooms may help reduce symptoms of depression as well as reset brain activity in affected patients, a study has shown. The findings demonstrated that Psilocybin mushrooms, also known as psychedelic mushrooms, effectively reset the activity of key brain circuits known to play a role in depression. We have...

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#WOCAffirmation goes viral amid Twitter boycott

Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Amid a Twitter boycott, advocates are aiming to amplify women of colour with #WOCAffirmation. Twitter users boycotted the site on Friday in response to the suspension of account of actress Rose McGowan, who is a critic of film producer Harvey Weinstein over his alleged sexual harassment and assaults of women, using the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter. Mean...

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Twitter deletes critical data related to Russia probe

Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) As Twitter handed over to the US Senate the details of 201 handles linked to alleged Russian efforts to meddle in the presidential elections last year, a separate report has suggested that the micro-blogging website might have deleted data crucial to the probe. The handover of the Twitter details took place this week, Xinhua quoted US media reports saying on Fri...

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Espanyol drop points against Levante

Cornella de Llobregat (Spain), Oct 14 (IANS) Espanyol was in control for most of La Liga football match here against Levante, but a lack of quality in front of the goal forced the hosts to settle for a 0-0 draw. The home side squandered numerous chances on Friday and when they finally did put the ball into the net with nine minutes left in regulation, the goal was called back, reports Ef...

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Apple to ditch Touch ID for 2018 iPhones: Report

San Francisco, Oct 14 (IANS) There is early excitement for the iPhones releasing in 2018 and Apple is likely to ditch Touch ID feature and move to Face ID, said reports. Despite initially believing Apple might re-adopt the fingerprint technology -- an identity sensor that makes it easy for the user to get access to the device -- it is now likely that all 2018 iPhones will move to Face ID...

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Methane rainstorms on Titan more frequent than thought

New York, Oct 14 (IANS) Scientists have found that intense methane rainstorms batter Saturn's largest moon Titan much more frequently than expected, creating massive floods in terrain that are otherwise deserts. The storms occur less than once per Titan year -- which is 29-and-a-half Earth years -- but they appear to have a key role in shaping Titan's icy surface, said the study publis...

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Michael Moore comments on Weinstein's 'repugnant behaviour'

Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore has joined the scores of former Harvey Weinstein collaborators who have stepped forward to condemn the producer amid his ongoing sexual assault scandal. In a lengthy note posted on Facebook on Friday, the filmmaker said he wasn't aware of Weinstein's repugnant and abhorrent behaviour but would have intervened if he...

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'Riverdale' actress shares her sexual harassment story

Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart has come forward to share her own experience with sexual harassment in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Reinhart wrote in a Tumblr post on Friday about a harrowing experience with an older, unnamed co-worker, who she says tried to force himself on her and left her feeling completely violated...

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Fire at LDA office, hundreds of files gutted

Lucknow, Oct 14 (IANS) A fire broke out in the fourth floor of the Lucknow Development Authority's (LDA) new office building on Saturday, leaving hundreds of important files gutted, a police officer said. The files destroyed included probe details of some major scams in Uttar Pradesh during the past few years, the officer said. Some computers were also destroyed. Five fire tender...

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Honoured to address army cadets: Javed Akhtar

Dehradun, Oct 14 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says he felt honoured to address a meeting at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) here for army cadets. Akhtar took to Twitter on Saturday to praise the great institution. Had the honour of being invited by Indian Military Academy, Dehradun to address gentlemen cadets of our army. What a great institution. Thank you Lt Ge...

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Modi praises Nitish for development of Bihar

Patna, Oct 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the efforts of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar towards development of the state and said the progress of eastern India is the Centre's topmost priority. The commitment of Nitish Kumar towards the progress of Bihar is commendable. The Centre attaches topmost importance to the development of eastern India, Modi sai...

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Sketches of Lankesh's murder suspects released

Bengaluru, Oct 14 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh on Saturday released three sketches of two persons suspected to be her killers. Three sketches of two suspects have been made on the basis of their description by eyewitness. Two sketches of one suspect were made by two sketch-makers as per eyewitness account, SIT Head an...

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