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EC’s dissent a grey area, say experts

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on EC’s dissent a grey area, say experts

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): As the rift between Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa became public on Saturday, experts say there are no guidelines as to how a multi-member Election Commission should transact its business and the law is silent on recording dissent. The controversy has reminded people the […]

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Rahul attacks EC, says its ‘capitulation’ before PM is ‘obvious’

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Rahul attacks EC, says its ‘capitulation’ before PM is ‘obvious’

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): As the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections got over, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Election Commission (EC), saying its “capitulation before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his gang is obvious” and that the poll panel was not being respected anymore. “From Electoral Bonds and EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) […]

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Political hacktivism declined 95% since 2015 — Report

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Political hacktivism declined 95% since 2015 — Report

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): Internet activism or hacktivism — the subversive use of Internet-connected devices and networks to promote a political or social agenda — saw a massive drop of nearly 95 per cent from 2015 to 2018, a new report has said. According to the “IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2019”, there were […]

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The Assassination of Indira Gandhi: Slices of India, Some Savoury

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Book Reviews  /  Comments Off on The Assassination of Indira Gandhi: Slices of India, Some Savoury

By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar | IANS Sandwiched within the provocatively titled book, “The Assassination of Indira Gandhi”, Upamanyu Chatterjees collection of short stories takes a wide sweep of rural and urban India’s landscapes, and ‘peoplescapes’, through a range of extreme narratives, which deal with the figurative as well as fecal. The titular short story, comes towards the […]

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FA Cup: City thrash Watford 6-0 to complete historic treble

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on FA Cup: City thrash Watford 6-0 to complete historic treble

London, May 19 (IANS): Manchester City handed Watford a 6-0 hiding in the FA Cup final to complete an unprecedented domestic treble. David Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling all found the target on Saturday to help City to their third domestic tile of the season after winning the EFL Cup and […]

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Retired Bravo included in Windies reserves for WC

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Retired Bravo included in Windies reserves for WC

St John’s (Antigua), May 19 (IANS): Former West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo, who had announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2018, has been included in the team’s list of reserve players for the 2019 ICC World Cup. The list, which was put up on the website of Cricket West Indies (CWI), also included […]

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Kompany parts ways with Manchester City after 11 yrs

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Kompany parts ways with Manchester City after 11 yrs

Manchester, May 19 (IANS): Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany announced on Sunday that he was leaving the Premier League outfit after 11 years at the club in which the Belgium international won 10 trophies. Kompany’s shock declaration came hours after the Premier League champions thrashed Watford 6-0 at the Wembley in the FA Cup final […]

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Pliskova beats Konta to win 2019 Italian Open title

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Rome, May 19 (IANS): Karolina Pliskova clinched the 2019 Italian Open title on Sunday after beating Johanna Konta in straight sets. Pliskova, who earned her second title this season after her 2019 Australian Open victory, needed one hour and 25 minutes to defeat Konta 6-3, 6-4 and win her first ever trophy at the Foro […]

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Boxers confident of good show at India Open 2019

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Boxers confident of good show at India Open 2019

Guwahati, May 19 (IANS): With six gold medals last year, the Indian contingent is confident of putting up a better show as the second edition of the India Open kicks off at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, here on Monday. Having trained rigorously to improve their game, Indian pugilists are ready to show […]

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Republican Congressman calls for Trump’s impeachment

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Republican Congressman calls for Trump’s impeachment

Washington, May 19 (IANS): US Congressman Justin Amash became the first Republican to call for Donald Trump’s impeachment, saying that the President committed “impeachable conduct” and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.

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