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China says ex-Internet czar on trial

China says ex-Internet czar on trial

China’s former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial on Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported. Lu Wei is accused of accepting 32 million yuan ($4.6 million) in bribes and has admitted …

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Protesters to demand vote on Brexit

Protesters to demand vote on Brexit

Campaigners seek a referendum on the terms of the final Brexit deal between Britain and EU Tens of thousands of people, including London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan and politicians from across the political spectrum, are expected to attend a march, calling for a second referendum on Brexit in central London on …

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India, Japan, U.S. plan joint air exercise

India, Japan, U.S. plan joint air exercise

India, Japan and the U.S. are set to elevate the bilateral ‘Cope India’ air exercise to a trilateral format. The three countries already conduct naval war games under the expanded Malabar naval exercise. The U.S. had proposed a trilateral air exercise between India, Japan and the U.S. For this, the …

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Student battles for life after being gang-raped

Student battles for life after being gang-raped

A Class IX student in Bihar’s Lakhisarai was charred badly after she fell on a live high-voltage wire while fleeing from the roof of a three-storied building, where she was gang-raped, police said. The girl, who was admitted to a hospital, was battling for her life. Local police said the …

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Political parties should form complaints panel: Maneka

Maneka

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has urged political parties to set up internal complaints committees, which is mandatory under law for all workplaces. “I have requested the presidents/ in-charge of all recognised National and State political parties to constitute the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) as mandated under the …

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New skin gel protects from some pesticides

New skin gel protects

Indian researchers have developed a gel which, when applied on the skin, can inhibit some pesticides from getting absorbed into the body, thus averting serious adverse effects and even death. Organophosphate-based pesticides, which are commonly used by farmers in India, are toxic to the nervous system and heart, and can …

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Fines fail to deter stubble burning

Fines fail to deter stubble burning

Farm equipment which can root out this practice not universally accessible despite govt. subsidy Between September 27 and October 14, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) imposed Rs. 8,92,500 as fines — or “environmental compensation cess” as it is officially called — on farmers burning paddy stubble. However, they collected …

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Grand Jamboo Savaris attract large numbers in Dharwad

Grand Jamboo Savaris attract large numbers in Dharwad

Despite a spell of rain or two, Dharwad witnessed grand Jamboo Savaris at two places in the city with a large number of people participating in them on both Thursday and Friday. The Jamboo Savaris involved caparisoned elephants carrying howdahs with portraits of Goddess Bhuvaneshwari and Chamundeshwari on the consecutive …

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