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SP, BSP back Meira Kumar as Oppn.'s Presidential candidate

SP, BSP back Meira Kumar as Oppn.'s Presidential candidate Describing the Congress-led opposition nominee Meira Kumar as "Bihar ki Beti" (daughter of Bihar), Prasad appealed to Kumar for the second time in two days to "mend the historic blunder" in extending the JD (U)'s backing to Kovind. "It will be positive, provided Opposition parties do not field any Dalit for the post who is more capable and popular than him", she told reporters. "The decision is ... [Full Article...]

Rory Best to captain Lions against Hurricanes on Tuesday

He is a different level to anyone I have ever seen in that position. "We play to our strengths". The most respectful way would have been to not mention it at all. They dominated us in that area. This was swiftly done. Meanwhile, Damian McKenzie has been called into the squad as cover for fullback Ben Smith who failed a concussion test during the first test and for the third time this season. [Full Article...]

AirAsia plane 'shaking like washing machine' returns to Australia

But the aircraft began shaking mid-flight - prompting the crew to turn the plane around roughly 90 minutes in, 24-year-old passenger Brenton Atkinson told Australia's ABC News . "We were asleep and heard a loud bang around the 1-hour-and-15-minute mark", Damien Stevens told CNN . AirAsia said the plane had returned because of a "technical reason". [Full Article...]

Hamilton takes pole for Azerbaijan GP in Mercedes 1-2

Hamilton banished memories of a dismal qualifying session in Baku previous year, when he clipped the barrier, to grab pole with a time of 1:40.593 despite running wide at Turn 16. So, let's see what happens". Vettel was fourth in the sister Ferrari, fractionally ahead of the surviving Red Bull of Max Verstappen . Brazilian Felipe Massa had a scare as he also almost crashed going through ... [Full Article...]

Bruno Mars to Open the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles

The victor was announced during the BET Awards International, the ceremony before the main event held to announce winners in the Best International Act: Africa and Europe categories. Watching artists like Bruno Mars , Big Sean and Little Wayne is just a few easy clicks away. Chance is also set to receive the Humanitarian Award. [Full Article...]

Google to stop scanning Gmail for targeted advertising

Google to stop scanning Gmail for targeted advertising The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out some users. In return for a well-designed service, you get hit with online ads, and Google scans your incoming email to identify topics you might be interested in. This decision brings Gmail ads in line with how we personalise ads for other Google products. By ending all scanning, Google hopes to end the confusion and sell Gm... [Full Article...]

Cable car crashes in tourist resort in Kashmir, killing 7

Scores of people are reported to be trapped in other cable cars amid high winds. The Andraskar family lived in Shalimar Bagh in Delhi . Immediately after the cable auto crashed, authorities launched an operation to rescue the people stuck in the gondolas. [Full Article...]

NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 219 new potential planets

NASA's Kepler space telescope spots 219 new potential planets The US space agency released on Monday a survey of 219 potential exoplanets, planets outside of our solar system, that had been detected by its Kepler space telescope between its launch in 2009 through its first four years in space. Several of these planets orbit G dwarfs - the same species of star as our own sun. Out of all these 49 Earth-like planets, more than 30 have been verified. [Full Article...]

Advantage All Blacks as Lions are tamed

Advantage All Blacks as Lions are tamed Barrett sent the conversion sailing through the posts and the All Blacks were 10-0 in front, their nerves settled and any hopes the tourists had of catching them cold gone. The final score was 30-15 after Rhys Webb went over the line in the last play of the game before Owen Farrell converted. Hansen added: "Williams beat three people to get out of the 22 and once you do that then you're ... [Full Article...]

Thousands join Modi, hit the mat for International Yoga Day

Thousands join Modi, hit the mat for International Yoga Day The first global yoga day was celebrated at Rajpath, New Delhi in 2015 and 35,895 yogis came together in Delhi to make a new Guinness book world record although this time 62,000 people were gathered at different events in Delhi. Yoga ensures a sound mind and body, a system that is based on stability, concentration, good health, self transformation and liberation. "Many countries which do not k... [Full Article...]

Germany hope for full-fit Emre against Cameroon

The match will kick off at 4pm. Australia are not without options of the own to make the semi-finals. After a disappointing 1-1 draw against Australia at the Confederations Cup , Cameroon head coach Hugo Broos says it's a pity for his team that striker Vincent Aboubakar wasted a host of presentable chances during the game. [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing US college student detainee

Relatives say they were told University of Virginia student had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour in North Korea in March 2016. Soon after his family heard nothing more about his fate. On Thursday, Young Pioneer Tours faulted Warmbier for his imprisonment , telling the New York Daily News that the "vast majority of people are able to respect" the... [Full Article...]

South Korean leader observes missile test

South Korean leader observes missile test South Korea's missile test follows the North's rocket engine trial on Thursday. The US believed the test, the latest in a series of engine and missile tests this year, could be for the smallest stage of ICBM rocket engine , the official said. [Full Article...]

UK Parliament Hit by 'Sustained' Cyberattack

UK Parliament Hit by 'Sustained' Cyberattack Users of the Westminster system have been unable to access their accounts remotely due to defensive measures put in place by parliamentary authorities to deal with the hack. The Westminster spokesperson said parliament was working with the National Cyber Security Centre to secure the computer network and investigate the incident. [Full Article...]

Indian diaspora chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' as PM lands in Washington

Indian diaspora chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' as PM lands in Washington We think he is a great leader. "The list is long and growing", they said. Senator Mark Warner, Co-Chair of the Senate India Caucus hoped that Trump, in his meeting with Prime Minister Modi, shows enthusiastic support for deepening the US-India relationship, which enjoys strong bipartisan support. [Full Article...]

USA president Donald Trump sends Eid greeting to Muslims

The first time was on June 12 when he gave Acting President Yemi Osinbajo the go-ahead to sign the 2017 budget. During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. However, the EID 2017 Celebration resemblance Islamic and Non Islamic People around to Praise the Allah and start ready for the EID Celebration 2017. [Full Article...]

World's Ugliest Dog crowned

The dog's owner, Shirley Zindler , rescued the big girl, who went almost blind from neglect, from a California rescue group. Martha was taken in by the Dogwood Rescue Group in Sebastapol and had several surgeries to restore her sight. [Full Article...]

Apple unveil iOS 11, Watch OS and new iPad Pros at WWDC17

Apple unveil iOS 11, Watch OS and new iPad Pros at WWDC17 Since June 2015, any newly created apps have been required to support 64-bit processing, so any that have been updated during this period should not be affected by the changes. Last fall, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new set of guidelines to help address distracted driving caused by cell phones and other electronic devi... [Full Article...]

Iran and the United States' Competition in Eastern Syria

Russian Federation launched its military intervention in Syria in September 2015 after an official request by the Syrian government for military help against rebel and jihadist groups. Separately on Friday, a senior Russian lawmaker said Moscow is "nearly 100 percent" sure that the ISIS top leader was killed in a Russian airstrike last month. [Full Article...]

US military says crisis communications link with Russia 'in use'

With Saudi and Iranian leaders having recently exchanged increasingly heated threats about direct military confrontation, Tehran's launch of missiles at a foreign country marks yet another sign of escalation in the Saudi-Iranian geopolitical rivalry for dominance in the Middle East . [Full Article...]


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