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‘Faulty fridge sparked London tower fire’

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on ‘Faulty fridge sparked London tower fire’

London, June 23 (IANS): The Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 79 people started in a faulty fridge, the Metropolitan Police said on Friday, adding the cladding on the 24-storey block has failed all safety tests. Both the insulation and tiles at the tower had failed safety tests, with the insulation proving more flammable […]

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‘Peace in Afghanistan linked with exit of foreign troops’

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on ‘Peace in Afghanistan linked with exit of foreign troops’

Kabul, June 23 (IANS): The Taliban on Friday reiterated that peace in the country is inextricably linked to the exit of foreign troops. It said that if foreign troops leave, its Doha-based political office already has instructions to negotiate and find a peaceful solution, reports Efe news. “The solution of the Afghan issue through peaceful […]

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Spanish prosecutor agrees to swap Messi’s jail term for $569,800

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Spanish prosecutor agrees to swap Messi’s jail term for $569,800

Barcelona, June 23 (IANS): A Spanish prosecutor on Friday agreed to swap prison sentences imposed on Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi by a Barcelona court for a joint 510,000 euro ($569,800) fine. Messi was sentenced to 21 months in prison for a 4.1 million euro tax fraud after he […]

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Raval, de Grandhomme, Broom earn New Zealand contracts

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Raval, de Grandhomme, Broom earn New Zealand contracts

Wellington, June 23 (IANS): Opening batsman Jeet Raval, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme and batsman Neil Broom are the three new additions to New Zealand Crickets list of 21 contracted players for the 2017-18 season, the NZC announced here on Friday. Among the notable omissions are fast bowler Doug Bracewell and off-spinner Mark Craig, besides wicketkeeper […]

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12 Thane police men injured as farmers’ protest turns violent

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on 12 Thane police men injured as farmers’ protest turns violent

Thane (Maharashtra), June 22 (IANS): At least 12 policemen and four protesters were injured and a police van set blaze when farmers’ opposition to the take-over of land for a new airport turned violent in Maharashtra on Thursday, the police said. Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh told the media that at least 12 policemen were […]

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Turbans tossed, lawmakers injured in Punjab assembly melee

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Turbans tossed, lawmakers injured in Punjab assembly melee

Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS): Unprecedented scenes were witnessed in the Punjab assembly on Thursday with the turban of an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator allegedly tossed and two other legislators taken to hospital with injuries. While the AAP and Shiromani Akali Dal accused Speaker Rana K.P. Singh of letting loose marshalls on protesting AAP lawmakers, […]

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Whatsapp Emerges As Major News Media Platform

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Technology  /  Comments Off on Whatsapp Emerges As Major News Media Platform

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has emerged as a force to reckon with in news media, apparently at the cost of its owner Facebook, according to a new report. “We’ve been tracking the growth of WhatsApp for some time but its use for news has jumped significantly in the last year to 15 per cent, with […]

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Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit presidential battle

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Opposition picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit presidential battle

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS): With 17 opposition parties on Thursday picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country’s top constitutional post. Congress President Sonia Gandhi, earlier in the day, announced the name of party leader Meira Kumar […]

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Kumble’s decision to resign at last moment a personal choice: Ganguly

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Kumble’s decision to resign at last moment a personal choice: Ganguly

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS): Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is part of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) responsible for selecting the India cricket team coach, on Thursday said Anil Kumble’s decision to resign from his position as the head coach at the last moment before the West Indies tour was a personal choice. […]

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Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future

Moscow, June 22 (IANS): Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Christiano Ronaldo remained coy about his future with the Spanish football giants, refusing to take questions beyond the Confederations Cup where his national team won 1-0 against hosts Russia. Ronaldo netted the winner of the game with a first-half header to send the European champions to […]

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