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U.K. race audit shows British Indians are better off

While the report faced flak from some quarters, it has been welcomed by many working to promote racial equality

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F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defence hack

The hackers used a tool called “China Chopper” which according to security experts is widely used by Chinese actors, and had gained access via an internet-facing server, he said.

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‘Living Will’ can take effect only if a medical board certifies a person condition is irreversible: Supreme Court

Bench says it would lay down guidelines for drafting living wills and how it can be authenticated. It has reserved the case for judgment.

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PM Narendra Modi gives a fillip to rural goods

Asks people to use them as a ‘fashion statement’ for the prosperity of artisans

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Now Family Of A Girl Studying At Ram Rahim’s Dera Centre Says That Their Daughter Is Missing

The controversial headquarters of rape-convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim has always remained shrouded in mystery. Not many people on the outside know what goes inside the Dera Sacha Sauda complex in Sirsa.

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London Mayor Khan to visit India, Pakistan

Trip is part of the Mayor’s ‘London is Open’ campaign

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Trump suggests he’s smarter than Rex Tillerson

Trump’s tense relationship with Tillerson burst into public view last week. An NBC News story claimed Vice President Mike Pence had to talk Tillerson out of resigning this summer, and that Tillerson had called Trump a “moron.”

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Two IAF commandos, two militants killed in J&K gunfight

The gunfight between the security forces and the terrorists took place in the Hajin area.

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We have learnt from 2014 defeat, says Rahul

 

“A humiliating defeat in 2014 has drilled sense into us and we have learnt from that defeat,” Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, while on his campaign tour in central Gujarat as part of his Navsarjan Yatra

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Case filed against actor Santhanam over assault

He had a dispute with a builder

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IMF lowers India’s growth projection, attributes it to demonetisation, GST

It also lowers the country’s growth for 2018 to 7.4%, 0.3 percentage points less than its previous two projections in July and April.

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Trump’s immigration plan may help Indians

Proposes merit-based system

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Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail: Washington Post

Google officials are expected to testify publicly before both the House and Senate intelligence committees on November 1 alongside Facebook and Twitter

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Passenger vehicle sales upbeat in September 2017 due to festive demand

Automakers post robust sales as demand gains traction due to the ongoing festive season.

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China plans to ban petrol and diesel cars

n a bid to cut emissions, China has outlined an aggressive plan to ban petrol and diesel cars.

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Boat carrying Rohingya refugees from Myanmar capsizes off Bangladesh

The boat sank near Shah Porir Dwip, on the southern tip of Bangladesh, said Lieutenant Colonel Ariful Islam, the local commander of Border Guard Bangladesh.

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Mass rally in Cuba marks ‘Che’ Guevara’s 50th death anniversary

The Latin American revolutionary was shot dead by CIA-trained troops in a remote village in Bolivia on October 9, 1967.

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Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa says Indian Air Force is prepared to fight at a short notice.

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on October 8 expressed at the loss of lives during peacetime even as he said the Indian Air Force (IAF) was prepared to fight at a short notice if needed.

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It’s Shah’s business model, says Congress

Attacking BJP president Amit Shah, the Congress on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to investigate the “Shah model of business” following a report published in The Wire, a news website.

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Gunfire from mass shooting pierced Las Vegas airport jet fuel tank

Airport authorities declined to speculate on whether the gunman, Steve Paddock, was aiming to hit the cylindrical 43,000-barrel fuel tank or whether the vessel was struck by two stray rounds in the midst of the shooting spree.

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Deepavali Celebration

Kinnigoli-St. Lawrence Indian School-CBSE Kinnigoli wore a festive air as the Diwali Festival was celebrated

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CM directs to cut down on expenses of celebrations of the Vidhana Soudha

Bengaluru: CM Siddaramaiah asked the officers of the legislature

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BBMP plans to demolish a few houses at Ejipura

Bengaluru: The building collapse incident has forced the BBMP

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Police hurt while trying to burst a cattle smuggling racket

Kundapur: Police tried to nab few persons in an illegal cattle

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Police to Send Proposal to NHAI to Construct 28 Skywalkers in Udupi District

Udupi: Udupi district police have prepared a proposal to construct skywalkers

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Union Ministers Distribute Cheques to Mudra Beneficiaries in Mangaluru

Mangaluru: An event to promote Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana was held

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Kota Shivaram Karanth’s restored residence inaugurated in Puttur

Balavana should be modelled on Santiniketan, says Veerappa Moily

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‘His works reflect the essence of coastal life’

Unlike some white collared writers, Kota Shivaram Karanth moved freely with people and his works touched readers as they relate to events happening around, poet and Padma Shri awardee K.S. Nisar Ahmed said here on Tuesday.

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Autorickshaw drivers protest against the online taxi operators

Mangaluru: Autorickshaw Owners and Drivers’ Union members staged a protest against the online taxi operators here today.

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Cine Actor Prakash Raj Honoured with ‘Karantha Huttura Prashasti’ Amid Protests

Udupi/Kota: Cine actor Prakash Raj awarded with ‘Karantha Huttura Prashasti’ amid protests in an event held at Kota Karanth Bhavana here on Tuesday

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Cine Actor Prakash Raj Honoured with ‘Karantha Huttura Prashasti’ Amid Protests

Udupi/Kota: Cine actor Prakash Raj awarded with ‘Karantha Huttura Prashasti’ amid protests in an event held at Kota Karanth Bhavana here on Tuesday

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 Mayor raids residential apartment, disconnects illegal water supply

Mangaluru: Mayor Kavitha Sanil on Monday conducted a raid on an independent apartment located in Maryhill and disconnected the illegal water supply here.

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 Mangaluru School Student Jumps off Building in Suspected Blue Whale Game Case

Mangaluru: In a suspected blue whale game tragedy, a high school student jumped off the third floor of his neighbor’s building in an incident reported at Adu Maroli in Mangaluru city on Saturday evening.

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Two Anti Rowdy Squads to Counter Criminal Activities of Rowdy-sheeters in Mangaluru.

Mangaluru: Police department has formed two separate Anti Rowdy Squads in Mangaluru commissionerate limits to counter growing number of criminal cases and activities of rowdy-sheeters in the city and surrounding areas.

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SIT Suspects Role of Absconding Dakshina Kannada Native in Gauri Lankesh Murder

Mangaluru: Officers from Special Investigation Team (SIT) have visited Dakshina Kannada district thrice as part of their investigation into brutal murder of senior Journalist Gauri Lankesh.

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Mangaluru DCP Hanumantharaya to Work for ED as Deputy Director

Mangaluru: Mangaluru city Deputy Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Hanumantharaya has been elevated as Deputy Director, Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the state capital with immediate effect.

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Zubair murder case: UT Khader warns Pharmacist

Ullal: Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader condemned the brutal murder of Zubair at Mukkacheri near Ullal on Wednesday.

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Fire Accident at Raj Fish Mill in Malpe Damages Property Worth in Lakhs

Udupi: A fire accident at Malpe based Raj Fish Mill, owned by Udupi District Incharge Minister Pramod Madhwaraj has caused for property damage worth in lakhs in an incident reported during afternoon hours of October 3.

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Mangaluru City Gets Uma Prashanth as New DCP

Mangaluru: Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Uma Prashanth took charge as deputy police commissioner of Mangaluru City Commissionerrate on Tuesday. She has been appointed as DCP of crime and traffic department replacing previous DCP Hanumantharaya.

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Mayor Kavitha Sanil launches Mangaluru Flower City Campaign

Mangaluru: Mangaluru Flower City Trust along with MCC

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India eye improvement in series-decider

There are chances of rain as well with the weathermen expecting the ongoing spell to last till October 20.

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Adapt quickly or be ready for harsh lesson in India, says Mike Hesson

The coach said senior players, including captain Kane Williamson, will have to rise to the challenge.

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‘Solo’ review: devoid of soul or substance

Beyond the packaging, and the brilliance of some of its elements, there is nothing really to write home about.

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Messi, Messi, Messi; his 3 goals lift Argentina to World Cup

When it really mattered and when the pressure was most intense, Lionel Messi delivered for Argentina.

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Behrendorff’s dream spell destroys India in second T20I

The left-arm pacer’s four for 21 helps the Aussies bundle out the host for 118; Henriques and Head guide the home after the openers fall cheaply

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U-17 World Cup: India goes down fighting against Colombia

Penaloza’s brace keeps his team in the reckoning; Colombia win 2-1

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In-form India eye series win against struggling Australia

Rain forces cancellation of the host’s practice as another truncated match looms

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U-17 World Cup: ’Team will give Colombia a run for their money’, says India coach Matos

India were beaten 0-3 in their opening game against USA

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Statistical highlights of India vs Australia first T20 international

India have won ten and lost four out of 14 matches played against Australia in T20Is.

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World XI arrives in Lahore amid unprecedented security

The short tour includes three T20 internationals scheduled for September 12, 13 and 15 at the Gaddafi stadium.

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Steve Smith to return home with shoulder injury

Marcus Stoinis will replace Smith in the squad and vice-captain David Warner will stand in as captain in Smith’s absence.

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Sardar Singh returns to Indian hockey team for Asia Cup

Veteran midfielder Sardar Singh on Saturday returned to the national team as Hockey India named a strong 18-member squad under the captaincy of Manpreet Singh for the Asia Cup to be held in Dhaka from October 11-22.

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ICC name Corey Anderson as event ambassador for U-19 World Cup 2018

Australia and India have both won the tournament three times each, Pakistan two times, while the Windies, South Africa and England won it once each.

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Paulinho adores Cristiano Ronaldo

On the ball: Brazilian star striker Paulinho says he’s working really hard to give his best for the national squad.

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It’ll be Johnson 2.0 in Ashes, warns Starc

“We’ve got a really solid attack and we complement each other,” he said in the Sydney Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.

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Moonwalk: ’Dangerous’ Jeakson ready to rock at U-17 World Cup

The meagre family income pulled through by his vegetable-seller mother has Jeakson Singh worried quite often but the midfielder shoves it away by focussing on the pride he feels in representing India at the FIFA under-17 World Cup.

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FIFA Under-17 World Cup: US team arrives in Delhi

The US team came from Dubai where they had a seven-day camp, preparing for the U-17 World Cup.

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Max Verstappen wins Malaysian Grand Prix, Hamilton second 

Red Bull’s Verstappen wins a day after 20th birthday

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South Zone junior athletics: 14 new meet records set 

Nihal Joel clinches 400m title in a nail-biting finish

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Statistical highlights of fifth ODI between India and Australia 

Since January 2013, Virat Kohli has missed a century in a bilateral series of five matches for the first time.

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Kanyakumari to Kashmir on foot

Srishti Bakshi has embarked on a walking mission spread over 260 days and covering 3800 kms to highlight the issue of women empowerment and safety

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5 reasons to be a fit mom

It goes beyond getting your children out into open spaces and into sport itself

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Don’t let it rain on your run

Be alert to any pain or discomfort and fix it before it comes in the way of your running

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Is social media making us fitter or fatter?

When it comes to food, social media is giving out mixed messages.

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Porsche eyes pole position with 911 GT3

German marque sees ₹2.3 cr. sports coupe blur line between racetrack and road

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ONGC may sell IOC stake to LIC in block deal

State-owned ONGC is likely to sell some of its stake in IOC to institutional investors like LIC to partly fund its acquisition of refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), with the deal valued at ₹34,000 crore.

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A Mopla festival in Coimbatore

The taste and colour of a speciality cuisine from Kerala comes alive at the ongoing festival at Ente Keralam

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MIND OVER MUSCLE BY KRIS GETHIN

MIND OVER MUSCLE BY KRIS GETHIN

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Starting up strong

A young entrepreneur changed his life and hopes to change the lives of hundreds of others who need reliable diet and fitness advice

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A boxful of health

If oily dosas, piles of rice or burgers are your only lunch options right now, worry not. There are plenty of people who deliver goodness to your workplace or home

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Young India put out the stub: Tobacco use declines by 81 lakh as fewer youth take to smoking

Fewer youngsters seem to find smoking cool in India. Government data reveal a drop of six percentage....

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Bharat Biotech’s chikungunya vaccine enters phase 1 clinical trials

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech that is known for producing affordable and effective vaccines, including that....

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Nestle India to make Maggi noodles healthy, cuts down on salt and adds iron

Nestle India Ltd, the local unit of Swiss packaged food company Nestle SA, on Tuesday said it is adding....

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Brazil ends Zika health emergency after fall in cases

Brazil ended to its public health emergency for the Zika virus on May 11, eighteen months after a surge in cases in 2015. The virus wasn’t considered a major health threat until.....

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Alarming rise in swine flu cases in India as 345 killed this year alone

Most parts of India are in the grip of swine flu with western and southern states of the country the worst hit. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.....

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Drinking red wine may delay onset of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease: Study.

Could wine have a protective effect on the brain? A team of researchers at the Institute of Food Science Research in Madrid, Spain, have studied the process by which compounds in red wine have an.............

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Exposure to smoking, high BP, cholesterol in teens affects learning ability as adults.

New European research has found that those exposed to cardiovascular risk factors as children and teens, such as smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, have poorer learning ability............

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Too much salt intake in teenage ups risk of stroke later in life: Study.

Too much salt in adolescents’ diet may adversely affect their blood vessels, increasing the risk for cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke, during adulthood, says a new study...........

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Does baby powder cause ovarian cancer? Here are the claims and counterclaims.

Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for the fourth time over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for..................

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Weight loss: A study says eating avocado may help knock off stubborn fat.

Want to shed those extra kilos? Try avocados, which may help lower body weight, body mass index (BMI) as well as lead to smaller waist circumference, researchers have found..............

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Agri Ministry data show record vegetable yield

The third estimate for 2016-17 puts the production at 300 million tonnes

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Real estate under GST will be discussed in November 9 meet, says Jaitley

The sector generates maximum amount of tax evasion, says the Finance Minister in Washington

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Jio eats into rivals’ revenues

The advent of Reliance Jio has dramatically reduced the revenues of other telecom companies in Karnataka.

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Ola raises $1.1 billion funds led by Tencent Holdings

Ride hailing app Ola on Wednesday said it has raised $1.1 billion in the latest funding round led by Tencent Holdings Limited. Ola’s existing investor SoftBank, in addition to other new US-based financial investors, have also participated in this round.

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Facebook India MD Umang Bedi quits; Bhushan named interim head

 

Facebook India managing director Umang Bedi has stepped down from his position, according to a statement by the social networking giant.

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Volvo rolls out 1st ’Made in India’ car

Sweden’s Volvo Cars officially embarked on Make in India on Tuesday, when it rolled out the first locally-assembled XC90 from its plant near Bengaluru.

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Andhra Pradesh to get India’s first Hyperloop

Hyperloop will connect Amaravati and Vijayawada; estimated travel time to be 6 minutes.

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Suzuki-Toshiba to set up lithium-ion battery plant in Gujarat

14th Sep 2017 10:45 pm Slated to be ready by 2020, Suzuki-Toshiba joint venture will manufacture lithium-ion battery packs for India as well as export markets.

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Honda Brio, Amaze, Jazz, City and BR-V get GST price cuts

3rd Jul 2017 6:55 pm Price cuts up to Rs 28,000 on City, Rs 12,300 on Brio, Rs 30,000 on BR-V, Rs 10,000 on Jazz and Rs 14,800 on Amaze.

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Maruti to strengthen used car business

Maruti Suzuki has announced a revamp of its used car operation, True Value. As part of the overhaul, the carmaker will set up a network of digitally integrated, stand-alone True Value outlets for customers to view their options online as well.

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 Suzuki Motorcycle to focus on premium bikes and scooters in India 

MUMBAI: The maker of Maruti Suzuki hopes to replicate its four-wheeler runaway success story in India in the two-wheeler segment by focusing on premium bikes/scooters.

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Danfoss talks to Indian firms on hybrid car power 

NORDBORG: Danish company Danfoss A/S is looking at the Indian automobile sector in a major way and is in talks with some automobile makers for providing its solutions for hybrid cars, said a top official.

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Rupee softens 13 paise against dollar to 65.27

The renewed strength of the dollar overseas weighed on the rupee, forex dealers said

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‘Transition is to become a total beverages company’

We will continue to focus on consumer-centric portfolio‘

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Air India receives bids worth more than reserve price for ten non-core assets

Sep 2: Air India has received bids worth more than their reserve price for ten non-core assets it has put for auction, officials said on Friday.

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Maruti, Hyundai, Tata Motors, M&M PV sales up in August

Sep 2: Automobile manufacturers led by Maruti Suzuki posted robust passenger vehicles (PV) sales growth in August riding on strong consumer sentiment ahead of the festive season.

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JioPhone delivery to start during Navratri, 6 mn units booked

Sep 2: Around 6 million units of JioPhone were booked within three days of its pre-booking that started on August 24, says a channel partner of Reliance Retail.

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Seshasayee, Infy former board members slam NRN

Sep 2: In a fresh turn of events in the Infosys saga, the former board members of IT behemoth have lashed out at company’s co-founder N R Narayana Murthy.

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Bosch to offer electrified solutions for Indian market

Sep 2: Bosch India will be offering its local customers the complete value chain of offerings with respect to electromobility

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Vijaya Bank raises Rs 700 crore via QIP

Sep 2: Public sector lender Vijaya Bank has raised Rs 700 crore through an issue of Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP). The bank has allocated 11.10 crore shares.

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On 75th birthday, Amitabh Bachchan in his own voice

Chronicler of Amitabh Bachchan’s career, veteran journalist Rauf Ahmed recalls a lengthy past conversation with the former angry young man and forever superstar on his milestone birthday.

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Shoemaker to the stars

Chief Ministers, superstars and villains; 61-year-old Kumar’s handmade shoes have been worn by India’s most powerful

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As the perennial superstar completes his platinum jubilee, a varied spectrum of Bachchan fans recount their favourite films

Though he is a towering personality, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan is very polite and a thorough gentleman. He has a huge following and has earned a distinct position and stature for himself

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1,500 classic Kannada films to get a new lease of life

Produced in the last 80 years, the films will be restored by the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy

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Priyanka Chopra Upset After ’Newton’ Is Nominated For Oscars Over Her Film ’Ventilator’

For the uninitiated, apart from Newton, there were 25 other films and one of them was Priyanka Chopra and her mother Madhu Chopra’s Marathi production, ‘Ventilator’.

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#ChaiSam tie the knot

Telugu cinema’s famous off-screen couple got married in an intimate ceremony on October 6

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Filmmaker Kundan Shah passes away

Shah passed away after suffering a heart attack, sources close to the family told PTI.

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Why I liked Judwaa 2

Ishita Moitra rises to defend the madcap adventures of Varun Dhawan in a reprise of the original Salman Khan starrer

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How Tamil Nadu became the State with the highest tax on a movie ticket

Tamil Nadu has today become the State with the highest tax on movie tickets.

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Young actors taking their career too seriously: Ajay Devgn

September 1: Actor Ajay Devgn says there was never any insecurity in his generation about working with contemporaries but that does not seem to be the case with the young stars today.

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Lux Industries signs Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador

September 1: Kolkata-based hosiery maker Lux Industries today said it has roped in Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador for its brands Venus and Cott’swool.

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Acting not an ego game for me: Rajkummar Rao

September 1: In the last six months, Rajkummar Rao has lost weight, gained some and chopped off his hair to appear half-bald, all in the service of his craft.

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Rajkummar Rao joins Aishwarya Rai in ’Fanney Khan’

September 1: National award winning-actor Rajkummar Rao has come on board Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s "Fanney Khan".

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Who better than Salman for ’Race 3’: Saif Ali Khan

September 1: Actor Saif Ali Khan today said he hasn’t been approached for the third instalment of "Race" but is happy that superstar Salman Khan has been roped in for the film.

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Convenient to box women and men within certain roles: Konkona

July 15: Actress Konkona Sensharma believes it is easy for the society to categorise both women and men by the jobs they are expected to do as the ancient norms get an opportunity to go unquestioned.

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Justice system will take care of it: Kamal Haasan on arrest demand

July 15: Kamal Haasan is unfazed by a Hindu outfit’s police complaint seeking a ban on him and his reality show "Bigg Boss", saying he is confident the judicial system will take care of the matter.

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Katrina ’privileged’ to work with the Khans again

July 15: She has worked with the Khan trio - Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir - before and is teaming up with them yet again for different films and actress Katrina Kaif said she feels privileged to get this opportunity.

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Sensitivity is not male or female: Prakash Jha

July 15: Prakash Jha said it is an unfair notion that a female director does a better job at handling women’s stories as sensitivity is not gender-specific.

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NCW to ask Kamal Haasan to apologise for naming actress

July 15: National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam today demanded an apology from actor Kamal Haasan

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I like rewards more than awards: Salman Khan

July 15: Salman Khan has never been a favourite at award shows but the superstar has no complains as he said he prefers performing at such ceremonies over receiving an honour.

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