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Turmoil in BJP over Advani’s bid to shift to Bhopal

BJP appeared to be bracing for fresh turmoil in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls after L K Advani expressed disinclination to seek re-election from Gandhinagar in Narendra Modi-ruled Gujarat. Although the central leadership turned down the request and sought ...

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H-1B quota may be used up on Day 1

The demand for the US H-1B work visas for the coming year is expected to be so high that the quota of 65,000 is expected to be exhausted on the very first day they open for submission — April 1. Last year, ...

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Going to Varanasi to defeat Modi, Kejriwal says

Raising the pitch for his impending poll battle with Narendra Modi, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he was not going to Varanasi to just fight an election but to defeat BJP’s prime ministerial candidate. “I ...

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Conflict with Russia has entered ‘military stage’, Ukraine warns

Ukraine warned on Tuesday its conflict with Russia had entered a “military stage” and authorized its troops to open fire in self-defence after suffering the first casuality since pro-Kremlin forces seized Crimea nearly three weeks ago. The dramatic escalation to ...

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Leaked 1962 war report triggers political slugfest, BJP targets Congress

The ill-conceived and ill-timed ‘Forward Policy’ of the then Jawaharlal Nehru government, without proper intelligence or adequate military preparation, was the root cause of India’s humiliating military debacle against China in 1962.There is nothing startlingly new in this conclusion, which ...

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Google announces Android Wear, confirms smartwatch plans

Google on Tuesday announced Android Wear, “a project that extends Android to wearables” like smartwatches. The announcement is aimed at attracting developers, who can create apps for the new family of Android devices, before smartwatches and similar devices powered by ...

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New data suggests the iPhone 5C has been a disaster

Umeng, China’s largest app analytics platform, produced this chart of iPhone activity on its network following the launch of the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. It’s a disaster for the iPhone 5C. Four months after the ...

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Missing Malaysian plane: Co-pilot ‘spoke last words’

The co-pilot of a missing Malaysian jetliner spoke the last words heard from the cockpit, the airline’s chief executive said on Monday, as investigators consider suicide by the captain or first officer as one possible explanation for the disappearance. No ...

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US announces sanctions against Russian officials

In the most comprehensive sanctions against Russia since the end of the cold war, President Barack Obama on Monday froze the US assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea’s vote ...

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Kingfisher employees eke out a miserable existence

Neelmani Singh, who recently lost her father, is now the sole breadwinner of her family. An aircraft maintenance engineer at the grounded Kingfisher Airlines, Singh, the eldest of  four siblings, has not received her salary for the last eighteen months. ...

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