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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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Why is the Sun's atmosphere much hotter than its surface

Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Scientists have found that small solar flare could help explain why the Sun's atmosphere, the corona, is so much hotter than the surface. The corona is hundreds to thousands of times hotter than the Sun's visible surface, the photosphere. Because the Sun produces heat at its core, this runs counter to what one would initially expect: normally the layer c...

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Congress' stunning Nanded victory shocks opposition, Rahul lauds party unit

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), decimating the opposition to bag a stupendous 73 seats in the 81-member body. The elections in the NWCMC, the hometown and stronghold of Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan, were held on Wednesday. The BJP, which 'tripled' its per...

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Hexagon developing solutions for Indian smart cities

Hyderabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Hexagon AB, a global provider of information technology solutions, is integrating various technologies to come out with customized solution for Indian smart cities, the company's India head said on Friday. The Swedish company is working on the major initiative where all its businesses are coming together to develop strong solutions on smart city. Pramod K...

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England won't forget Kolkata experience, says coach Cooper

Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Irrespective of how far England go in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the players will leave Indian shores with a rich experience of playing in front of big crowds which, their coach Steve Cooper said, is something they don't get at this level. At the colossal Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan which has a capacity of 66,687, for the World Cup due to security reasons, Eng...

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'Freed Taliban hostage family on way to Canada via UK'

Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) A Canadian-American family who was rescued by the Pakistan Army from Taliban captivity after five years were on a flight to London on Friday, an official said. Joshua Boyle, a Canadian, boarded a flight in Islamabad with his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their three children, the Pakistani military source told CNN. They will fly on to Canada from London. <...

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Now, iPhone 8 battery swelling reported in US

San Francisco, Oct 13 (IANS) A week after Apple said it is looking into incidents of iPhone 8 batteries swelling and phones being left split apart, the first such case has been reported in the US. A Best Buy employee posted on Reddit to report that his store had received a bulging iPhone 8 as a return. He had also supplied an image along with his post, BGR reported late on Thursday. <...

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People in Bihar say Modi government is gone: Shatrughan Sinha

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) In a stinging attack on the Narendra Modi government and its policies, sidelined BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Friday said that the note ban hit people hard and after the GST implementation people in Bihar feel this government's days are numbered. Unhappy over the manner of implementation of the GST, most conversation among the people in Sinha's home state ends ...

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Death toll in Vietnam floods, landslides reaches 54

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Oct 13 (IANS) At least 54 people have died and another 39 are missing in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in several provinces of Vietnam, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Friday. The floods also left 31 people injured in the provinces of Thai Binh, Hoa Binh, Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Ha Tinh, Son La and Y...

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'Victoria & Abdul': Bolstered by superlative performances

Film: Victoria & Abdul; Director: Stephen Frears; Cast: Judi Dench and Ali Fazal; Rating: ***1/2 There has been a lot of flak aimed at this enchanting film for it subversive look at colonial relationships. For all those who refuse to take history's lessons lightly, here is some unsolicited advice: Get a laugh. And I do mean, laugh. For, in spite of one very moving tea...

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Honor 9i: A first with 4 cameras, edge-to-edge display

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) While some of us were thinking smartphone innovation is slowly running out of steam, Huawei has debuted Honor 9i with a dual camera set-up in the front as well as the rear, along with bezel-less display. In the mid-price segment, the device is the first in India to come with a quad-camera system and bezel-less FullVision display for an immersive viewing experienc...

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Stunning Nanded victory electrifies Congress, shocks opposition

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 13 (IANS) The Congress on Friday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a stupendous 73 seats in the 81-member body and decimating the opposition. The elections in the NWCMC, a stronghold of Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan, were held on Wednesday. The BJP got six seats while the Shiv Sena ...

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Spectacular Nanded win electrifies Congress, shocks opposition

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday retained control over the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a staggering 69 of the 77 seats in the 81-seat body and decimating the opposition. The Congress hopes to win a few more seats as counting continued for the remaining four wards in the NWCMC, a stronghold of Maharashtra party chief A...

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Spain celebrates national day amid Catalan crisis

Madrid, Oct 12 (IANS) Spain held a military parade on Thursday to celebrate its national day amid the Catalan crisis. Spanish King Felipe VI presided over the traditional parade, which was held a day after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gave an ultimatum to Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to verify whether or not he had declared independence in his October 10 speech, Xinhua news a...

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Congress sweeps Nanded civic polls, opposition routed

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday bagged the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging a staggering 67 of the 73 seats in the 81-seat body and crushing the opposition. The Congress was expected to win a few more seats as it led in another five seats in the NWCMC, a stronghold of Maharashtra party chief Ashok Chavan. Elections to the...

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Pollutant level at all-time high in Delhi during morning hours

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The national capital on Thursday saw one of the worst surges in the pollutant concentration in air during morning hours, with PM2.5 crossing the 700 level in east Delhi's Anand Vihar, while recorded as 'severe' and 'very poor' at several other places. With stubble burning continuing in neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, also revealed by the satellite imag...

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Beauty parlour attacked in J&K, girl injured

Srinagar, Oct 12 (IANS) A girl sustained minor injuries on Thursday when militants hurled a grenade at a beauty parlour in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama town, police said. Furniture and fixtures inside the beauty parlour was extensively damaged in the explosion, police said. --IANS sq/vd ...

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'Drive' marks start of bond between Bollywood, Israel

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A song shot for Hindi film Drive, starring Sushant Singh Rajput, marks the commencement of an association between Bollywood and Israel. Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism India, told IANS: The shoot with Dharma Production's 'Drive' marks the start of an association between Bollywood and Israel. We are delighted about the song being shot in...

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Congress wins Nanded, opposition crushed

Nanded (Maharashtra), Oct 12 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday bagged the prestigious Nanded-Waghala City Municipal Corporation (NWCMC), bagging 43 of the 46 seats in the 81-seat body for which results have been declared and crushing the opposition. The Congress also built up strong leads in at least another 20 seats in the NWCMC, a stronghold of Maharashtra party chief Ashok Chavan and on...

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Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC

Jammu, Oct 12 (IANS) The Pakistani Army on Thursday resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, Defence Ministry sources said. The Pakistanis used mortars, automatics and small arms to target the Indian positions in Krishna Ghati sector, the sources said. The Indian troops retaliated strongly and effective...

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