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 2020-02-29 12:06 

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They were in thousands: ACP, injured in riots, recalls horror...

This week's Hindu-Muslim riot in Northeast Delhi took the lives of more than 40 people, including a head constable and an IB officer, injured hundreds, and ravaged property worth lakhs. When violence peaked, Delhi Police was accused of not containing ...

 2020-02-29 11:56 

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Schools in Northeast Delhi to stay shut till March 7...

Schools in Northeast Delhi have been ordered shut till March 7, officials of the Directorate of Education said on Saturday, according to PTI. The development comes as tensions remained high after communal violence broke out in the region last weekend. At ...

 2020-02-29 11:07 

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Amitabh Bachchan is mighty impressed by the 'scintillating' Alia Bhatt...

Big B is all praise for his younger counterparts in the industry. After showering praises on his 'Brahmastra' co-star Ranbir Kapoor, veteran Amitabh Bachchan took to social media once again, this time to appreciate Ranbir's girlfriend and thei...

 2020-02-29 10:55 

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#TechBytes: How to make your Instagram private, dodge creepy stalkers...

Instagram dominates as one of the most popular products from Facebook. The service offers a platform to share photos, videos, and stories, but the worrying part is, it can also be a hotbed for stalking, allowing unknown individuals to creep up on your lif...

 2020-02-29 10:51 

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'Goli maaro...' slogan raised at Rajiv Chowk station, six detained...

The spiteful slogan — Desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro sa***n ko, has spilled beyond rallies and public meetings. This was proved today when a bunch of men raised the slogan at the busy Rajiv Chowk metro station, in the heart of Delhi. This comes whe...

 2020-02-29 10:36 

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Honda launches BS6-compliant Unicorn motorcycle at Rs. 93,600...

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the BS6-compliant Unicorn in India. The new model carriers a premium of approximately 13,000 over the outgoing model and is priced at 93,593. For added safety, the updated model gets an engine kill sw...

 2020-02-29 10:16 

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New Zealand vs India, Day 1: List of key takeaways...

India failed to capitalise upon the start provided by the openers on day 1 of the second Test against New Zealand. A resounding five-for by Kyle Jamieson helped the hosts bundle out India on 242. Trent Boult and Tim Southee also scalped two wickets to dis...

 2020-02-29 10:07 

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GDC 2020 postponed over coronavirus fears: Details here...

GDC 2020 has been postponed. The event was scheduled to kick off on March 16, but the organizers decided to put it on hold amid growing concerns over the international outbreak of coronavirus or the deadly COVID-19 disease. They now plan to host the show ...

 2020-02-29 09:51 

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Mauritius President stopped at Varanasi airport over excess baggage...

Mauritius President Prithvirajsing Roopun was reportedly stopped at the international airport in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Roopun, who was on a two-day visit to Varanasi, was stopped for carrying excessive luggage and was asked to pay the additional fee fo...

 2020-02-29 09:50 

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'Thappad' off to a slow start, collects Rs. 3 crore...

Taapsee Pannu's latest movie 'Thappad' has impressed one and all with its sensitive subject matter and mature treatment. However, as is the case with most socially relevant movies in India, it struggled to gather masses and minted merely 3.07 ...

 2020-02-29 09:41 

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Which books should powerful people (like Modi, Shah, RaGa) read...

Today is February 29, an extra day life has given us. And, how do I utilize that extra day? By giving gyaan to people who would never listen to me. Now that the self-deprecating humor is on place, let's begin. Let's tell powerful people the books ...

 2020-02-29 09:18 

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As observer, India will witness historic US-Taliban deal...

The United States and Taliban, terrorist organization that has been waging war in Afghanistan for years, are all set to sign a historic deal. As part of the deal, the States will withdraw its troops stationed in Afghanistan and the Taliban will initiate c...

 2020-02-29 08:27 

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Coronavirus: Conflicting reports on deaths in Iran raise questions...

In Iran, the novel coronavirus disease has sparked major concerns, especially as the impact of the viral outbreak remains mired in conflicting reports. Iranian authorities on Friday announced an official death toll of 34, however, news reports pegged the ...

 2020-02-29 08:25 

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Mercedes-Benz commences bookings for the A-Class Limousine in India...

Mercedes-Benz has started accepting the bookings for the A-Class in India. The premium sedan, which was first unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo, will be launched in the country in the coming months. Notably, interested buyers can pre-book the car via company...

 2020-02-29 06:42 

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Women's T20 World Cup: India beat Sri Lanka- Records broken...

India beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets to register their fourth consecutive victory in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020. Having already booked the semis spot, India remained unbeaten in their group stage campaign. India are the only unbeaten team in the ...

 2020-02-29 06:11 

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Google employee in Zurich contracts coronavirus: Details here...

A Google employee has contracted the novel coronavirus. The person in question, according to a statement from the company, was in its Zurich office and had no symptoms of the viral illness, which started spreading from the Chinese city of Wuhan and has al...

 2020-02-29 06:08 

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Rabada to miss Australia, India ODIs due to groin strain...

A groin strain has ruled Kagiso Rabada out of the upcoming ODI series against Australia and the following India tour. The 24-year-old sustained the strain during the T20I series against Australia. No replacement has been named yet in the squad. Temba Bavu...

 2020-02-29 06:03 

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Petrol, diesel prices to increase from April after BS-VI switch...

Starting April 1, India will witness an increase in petrol and diesel prices as it upgrades to low-emission Bharat Stage VI fuels. Indian Oil Corporation said there will be a marginal increase in fuel retail prices. The IOC has spent over 17,000 crore to ...

 2020-02-29 05:55 

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Delhi: Why 80,000-strong force couldn't stop riots...

The Delhi Police, that has more than 80,000 personnel, was not prepared to handle violence that hit Northeast Delhi this week. While rioters went on a rampage, cops couldn't figure out how to deal with them. Apparently, mobilization of mobs and prior ...

 2020-02-29 03:47 

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Squatters to be evicted from homes meant for Kashmiri Pandit-migrants...

In what is sure to bring joy for persecuted Kashmiri Pandits, the administration of the newly-formed Jammu and Kashmir union territory has issued show-cause notices to those occupying apartments meant for them. As per HT, at least 100 illegal occupants ha...

 2020-02-28 18:55 

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Microsoft's Surface Duo will let you 'peek' at notifications...

Microsoft's Surface Duo lacks an external screen for showing notifications. However, the company is making up for this by allowing you to 'peek' at call alerts and notifications. The device is tipped to come with a software feature that will l...

 2020-02-28 18:50 

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Is this the India-bound 2021 Volkswagen Vento?...

Volkswagen has unveiled its much-anticipated Polo sedan for Russian markets. The new car comes with a bunch of design tweaks and feature updates over the outgoing mode. As reported earlier, the India-bound 2021 Volkswagen Vento will be based on this model...

 2020-02-28 18:40 

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TikTok beats WhatsApp to become world's most-downloaded app in January...

Chinese social media app TikTok has beaten WhatsApp to become the most downloaded app in the month of January, according to the latest figures from research firm Sensor Tower. The short-video app surpassed the Facebook-owned messaging platform by recordin...

 2020-02-28 18:35 

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Vegan dogs: Five food options for a healthy lifestyle...

There exists a lot of debate around whether dogs can or cannot go vegan. Well, technically speaking, dogs can be vegans. In fact, they can do pretty well on a plant-based diet. But there are certain considerations you need to be mindful of. Here are five ...

 2020-02-28 18:31 

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#GamingBytes: Five reasons Miramar is best for PUBG Mobile amateurs...

PUBG Mobile is an intensely tactical battle royale and keeps drawing new gamers every day. With an increasing player base, the game is getting more competitive. However, by choosing the map wisely, amateurs might gain an edge. Read five reasons why Mirama...

 2020-02-28 18:14 

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Geneva Motor Show canceled over coronavirus concerns...

After MWC and Facebook's F8, the 2020 Geneva Motor Show has also been canceled. The event was scheduled to take place between March 5 and March 15, but the Swiss government has imposed a ban on public gatherings of more than 1,000 people due to concer...

 2020-02-28 15:56 

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It is stupid, Taapsee Pannu on #BoycottThappad Twitter trend...

Even before Taapsee Pannu's latest movie 'Thappad' released in theaters, many on Twitter called for its boycott. Clearly, they hadn't seen the movie. But as it turns out, many right-wingers were angry about the fact that Taapsee and direct...

 2020-02-28 15:24 

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T20 can't survive without Test cricket: Sir Richard Hadlee...

Richard Hadlee admitted that limited overs cricket will not survive if foundation of cricket is not preserved. He reiterated all three formats can co-exist if the equilibrium is maintained. He also added that T20 cricket has produced skilful players even ...

 2020-02-28 15:11 

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'Mr. India' row: Javed Akhtar lashes out at Shekhar Kapur...

The announcement of a reboot of 'Mr. India' got mired in a controversy. After Ali Abbas Zafar announced that he would soon helm a spin-off of the classic, Shekhar Kapur, the director of the original movie, slammed him. Now, Javed Akhtar, who co-wr...

 2020-02-28 15:09 

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Was slightly harder to bowl to Lara than Sachin: McGrath...

Glenn McGrath heaped praise on Brian Lara for his ability to score daddy hundreds. McGrath believes Lara was harder to bowl as compared to his counterpart Sachin Tendulkar. He asserted that Lara's consistency made him stand apart, especially against t...

 2020-02-28 14:49 

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ICC Women's T20 World Cup: India vs Sri Lanka preview...

India booked their semis berth after sealing a 4-run victory over New Zealand in the ongoing ICC Women's T20 World Cup. This was India's third consecutive victory in the tournament, having defeated Australia and Bangladesh earlier. India will lock...

 2020-02-28 14:41 

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It's a weird world when LinkedIn works on Snapchat-like stories...

LinkedIn has announced the plan to bring Snapchat-like stories. The social network, which allows professionals to connect, share, and apply for jobs, has stated that it is testing the feature internally in hopes of coming up with a new conversational form...

 2020-02-28 14:25 

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JNU sedition case: Delhi government allows prosecution of Kanhaiya Kumar...

The Delhi government has allowed the prosecution of former JNU Student Union President Kanhaiya Kumar in the 2016 sedition case. The development comes nine days after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he would take an early decision in the gr...

 2020-02-28 14:14 

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Skoda to start bookings for RS245 sedan from March 1...

Czech automaker Skoda is all set to commence the bookings for the Octavia RS245 sedan from March 1, 2020. The performance-oriented car, which was launched in India at the 2020 Auto Expo, is priced at 36 lakh. Notably, the company has allotted only 200 uni...

 2020-02-28 14:05 

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Realme X50 Pro v/s iQoo 3: The better 5G smartphone...

5G technology may not become a reality in India anytime soon but the country's first 5G-ready phones are already here. Rivaling Realme's X50 Pro 5G, iQoo has debuted in India with its iQoo 5G phone. Both handsets are priced competitively and come ...

 2020-02-28 13:26 

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India's GDP growth rises to 4.7% in October-December quarter...

India recorded a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of 4.7% in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2019-2020, according to government data released on Friday. This marks an improvement from the second quarter of FY20, when the GDP growth rate fell ...

 2020-02-28 12:29 

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'Cerberus' malware can steal 2FA codes from Google Authenticator...

Google Authenticator offers a secure way to get codes for two-factor authentication. The codes verify individual login attempts, but as it turns out, even the Google app is not safe. A new report has revealed that malware can steal Google Authenticator co...

 2020-02-28 11:47 

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Hero launches BS6-compliant Super Splendor 125 at Rs. 67,300...

Hero MotoCorp has launched the BS6-compliant version of its commuter motorcycle, the Super Splendor 125, in India. The updated model starts at 67,300 and comes with an updated engine with XSens technology. Notably, it is said to be 19% more powerful than ...

 2020-02-28 11:32 

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Here's what the budget-friendly Galaxy A11 will offer...

Samsung is working to launch the Galaxy A11 in India soon. In the latest update, tipster Ishan Agarwal and 91Mobiles have collaborated to reveal some of the key details of the upcoming phone. The handset is tipped to offer a punch-hole design, triple rear...

 2020-02-28 11:26 

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Five timeless summer trends for women...

The summer is coming, and we're excited! Also, it's time for us to start replacing the winter garments with cool summer outfits. What's most exciting about summer fashion is the freedom we get in terms of clothing. Plus, it is simple, straight...

 2020-02-28 11:25 

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Imran Khan seeks India-Pakistan mediation by US: Trump told Modi...

During his two day visit to India earlier this week, United States President Donald Trump held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over ironing out a bilateral trade deal between the two nations. Trump also told Modi that Pakistan PM Imran Khan asked ...

 2020-02-28 11:07 

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Sharukh, who fired at Delhi police, escaped; kin untraceable too...

On Monday, hours before US President Donald Trump arrived in Delhi, a daunting image was plastered across TV news channels. A man, dressed in a red t-shirt, fired several rounds of bullets in Maujpur, Northeast Delhi, and pointed a gun towards a cop. The ...

 2020-02-28 10:22 

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Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister...

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government plans to give a 5% reservation to Muslims in education, a minister of the coalition said on Friday. A Bill to set this plan in motion will be introduced in the ongoing budget session of the assembly, Minority ...

 2020-02-28 10:16 

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Xiaomi blames coronavirus outbreak for slowed Android updates...

As the tech industry continues to bear the impact of coronavirus outbreak, Xiaomi is blaming the spread of the virus for delayed smartphone updates. The brand lead for the Chinese giant says that the deadly outbreak has impacted the company's ability ...

 2020-02-28 09:30 

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Sorry Xiaomi, this Realme phone already offers ISRO's 'NavIC' tech...

A few days ago, Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain announced that an upcoming phone under the company's Redmi sub-brand will use ISRO's NavIC system. Jain claimed it will be the first-ever device to use the tech, but as it turns out, a Realme phone a...

 2020-02-28 09:23 

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'Skip IPL if exhausted', Kapil Dev tells Indian players...

Kapil Dev feels the Indian mainstays should miss the IPL if they find international calendar gruelling. He reiterated that representing the country should be the top-most priority. Kapil's statement came after Indian captain Virat Kohli mentioned abou...

 2020-02-28 09:07 

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Johnny Depp allegedly said he would "burn" ex-wife Amber Heard...

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp allegedly said via text messages that he wanted to burn his former wife Amber Heard and f**k her burnt corpse during their volatile relationship in the past. The text messages were read out in a London court on Wednesday, in pr...

 2020-02-28 09:02 

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Samsung launches the 512GB storage variant of Galaxy S10 Lite...

Samsung has launched the 512GB storage variant of the S10 Lite in India at 44,999. The handset, which went official last month, was till now offered with 8GB/128GB configuration. The key highlights of the phone include its AMOLED screen, 48MP triple rear ...

 2020-02-28 08:54 

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New Zealand vs India, second Test: Preview, Dream11 and more...

The Indian cricket team were handed a 10-wicket defeat by New Zealand in the first Test at the Basin Reserve. This was also India's first loss in the ICC World Test Championship after winning seven straight games. Virat Kohli and his troops will be lo...

 2020-02-28 08:36 

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Zaira Wasim's sly dig at PM Modi has "mango" reference...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi loves addressing crowds but he isn't big on interviews. Last year, he sat for a conversation with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. In a new development, former actress Zaira Wasim has taken a dig at PM Modi using the same...

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