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814 kg ganja meant for New Year parties in Hyderabad, Mumbai seized

In a major haul, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths have seized 814 kilos of marijuana brought to the city by inter-state peddlers from Andhra-Odisha border to supply it to New Year revellers in Mumbai and Hyderabad. On Friday night, DRI sleuths who were keeping a watch on the activities of narcotic peddlers had received a specific alert about huge ...

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Here’s what Reliance Jio and Airtel would be offering in 2017

Crashing data tariffs, free voice calls, disruptive entry of Reliance Jio and a no-holds-barred turf war to safeguard Rs 9 lakh crore worth of cumulative investments have sthe tone for an action-packed 2017 for the telecom sector, which also had to grapple with the thorny issue of call drops this year, as per an agency report If anything, the high-voltage ...

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Top 10 Cucumber Water Recipes And Benefits

Stop! Don’t pick up the ‘added vitamins and minerals’ water. Incorporating the humble and mighty cucumber into your regular drinking water is the best way to consume vitamins and minerals. Cucumber water is a good substitute to sweetened drinks and keeps you well hydrated. Cucumbers are loaded with vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and phytonutrients that help maintain a healthy body ...

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Moto Z users in India start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update

Motorola had promised in October that it will roll out Android 7.0 Nougat for its smartphones by the end of this year.  Motorola has started rolling out Android 7.0 update for Moto Z users in India. The update makes Moto Z smartphone compatible with Daydream, Google’s mobile VR platform. The company had earlier announced the Android 7.0 upgrade for Moto Z ...

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IDFC Bank launches aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution

IDFC Bank today announced the nation-wide launch of aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution that uses a retailers’ smartphone to enable digital payments. Aadhaar Pay, launched by the government today, has been developed by IDFC Bank in association with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the bank said in a statement. It said IDFC ...

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Ten years after Sachar Report

There’s been no major change in the condition of India’s Muslims. Here are the numbers: On November 30, 2006, the 403-page report of the Sachar Committee, on the social, economic and educational condition of Muslims in India, was tabled in Parliament. The Committee, headed by former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Rajinder Sachar, was set up soon after the ...

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‘CBI said charges false, I thought there would be an outcry… But we won’t get even a sorry’

Out of jail, Ali says, they lead a life ostracised by neighbours, relatives, friends. Will that ever change, he wonders.  He lost his parents as well as an infant daughter while behind bars. “All because of this case,” says Ali. “My mother died within a year of my arrest. She kept knocking doors, visiting police stations, only to get humiliated. ...

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Vajpayee no more, but his memories remain: Aligarh mayor’s remark leaves BJP red-faced

AGRA: Call it ignorance or sheer slip of the tongue, but BJP’s controversial Aligarh mayor Shakuntala Bharti landed herself in an embarrassing situation on Saturday when she referred to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as “deceased” while delivering a speech on the eve of celebrations of the veteran politician’s birthday. Addressing students at Dharam Jyoti Mahavidyalya School at Iglas ...

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