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Rahul Dravid remains humble after India’s U-19 Cricket World Cup win, says ‘it’s not about me’

Indian U-19 cricket team players celebrate after beating Australia in the final of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. Rahul Dravid’s men beat Australia by eight wickets to lift their fourth title.pc:ht

Rahul Dravid hopes India’s ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup triumph is a stepping stone for great things to come following Saturday’s eight-wicket win over Australia in the final.

Having bowled Australia out for 216 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Indian U-19 cricket team made light work of a moderate total as Manjot Kalra saw them home in style.

The opener struck an unbeaten 101 from 102 balls with eight fours and Continue reading

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Asia, Africa, Russia, America — all in the family

How hard could it be to convince someone of your name? Very, if you go by the experience of this private bank employee, who often has to pull out his Aadhaar card to prove that he is not joking.

“It has not been easy convincing people,” he says but the Delhi resident also understands why people don’t get it in one go. After all, Asia Kumar is no ordinary name.

“Asia yes, it’s spelled exactly ASIA. That is actually my name,” he smiles.

But that’s not all: Asia has five brothers, each of whom has a unique name like his. Russia and Prithvi live in Delhi, Africa in Mumbai, Japan in Chandigarh and Bharat in their native village in Balangir, Odisha. The seventh, America, is no more.

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Now you can buy mobile phones in less than 500 rupees

The Indian mobile market has seen a boom in extremely affordable feature phones category, thanks to Reliance Jio JioPhone. One can buy a feature phone for as low as Rs 249 these days. Of course, the devices don’t come with 4G-capabilities, but can handle the basic need of calling. So if you’re looking for a cheap feature phone as a back-up device for your secondary SIM card, there are a few options to consider like Viva V1, iKall K71, and more. Let us take a look at three feature phones that cost less than Rs 500:

iKall K71 : 

iKall K71 has been exclusively launched on ShopClues and it costs Rs 249. This is a single-SIM device that packs a 800 mAh battery, claimed to offer a talktime of four hours and standby time of 24 hours. iKall K71 features a 1.4-inch monochrome display and ships with FM radio and torch. It supports Continue reading

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Paytm Payments Bank now offers physical debit card; here’s how to request for one

Paytm on Friday announced the launch of physical debit cards for its Payments Bank account holders.

This service is currently available only for Paytm users on iOS devices. Paytm says that it will be launched for Android users soon.

Paytm’s debit card can be used for shopping, and also to withdraw cash at ATMs

If you wish to request for a physical debit card, you will first need to create a Paytm Payments Bank account. You can create one with your Paytm login ID and password. On opening a Paytm Payments Bank account, a nominal fee will be Continue reading

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CBSE revises Class 12 exam date sheet

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made a change to its controversial Class 12 exam date sheet for 2018 and will now hold the Physical Education test later than scheduled.

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The board issued a notification on its official website (cbse.nic.in ) on Wednesday stating that the Class 12 examination date for Physical Education, has been revised to 10.30am on April 13 from April 9 (as given in the earlier released schedule.) The dates for examination of all other subjects for Class 10 and Class 12 remain the same.

The board said that the date is being changed due to certain administrative Continue reading

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Energy drinks are more dangerous for the heart than coffee

Beware! Teenagers and adults who consume energy drinks may suffer from rapid heartbeat, nausea and seizures, warns a recent study.

According to the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, over half of the youth and young adults who consume an energy drink, have reported experiencing an adverse health event, including rapid heartbeat, nausea, and in rare cases, seizures.

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Currently, Canadian legislation is meant to prohibit energy drinks from being marketed to children. Energy drinks are not recommended for use by people participating in Continue reading

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Only those Muslims will stay in India who assimilate into Hindu culture: BJP MLA

In a controversial remark, a BJP MLA from this district has said that once India becomes a “Hindu rashtra”, only those Muslims will stay in the country who assimilate into the Hindu culture.

“There are a very few Muslims who are patriotic. Once India becomes a Hindu rashtra (Hindu nation), Muslims who assimilate into our culture will stay in India. Those who will not are free to take asylum in any other country,” Bairia MLA Surendra Singh told reporters here last night.

BJP MLA  also claimed that by 2024, India would become a Hindu nation

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He also claimed that by 2024, India would become a Hindu nation.

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an “avatar purush” (reincarnation of a deity), Singh said, “As the RSS completes 100 years in 2025, by 2024, India will become a Hindu rashtra. By the grace of god, India is going to be a global superpower thanks to the leadership of Modi and Continue reading

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NRI stuck at Delhi Airport for 3 days after a flyer to Canada takes his passport

A Bahrain-bound NRI has been stranded at the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport for the past three days after his handbag containing his passport was mistakenly taken away by a passenger to Canada.

Satyendra Singh said he arrived in Delhi from Lucknow on Saturday and was in transit to Bahrain.

Satyendra Singh, a US national who works in Bahrain, had come to meet his parents who live in Lucknow.

“On Saturday afternoon, I reached Delhi and went for security check to catch the international flight. The queue was long so I put my handbag in the scanner. By the time I reached for check and crossed it, I could not find
my bag. I informed the security, who checked the CCTV footage and found that another passenger took the bag and boarded the Air Canada flight. The flight had already departed by then,” said Singh, a US national, working in Bahrain. The Canada-bound passenger had reportedly taken Singh’s bag leaving his own behind. Continue reading

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SC to reconsider Section 377 that criminalises homosexuality

The Supreme Court said on Monday it will revisit its 2013 verdict upholding Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that bans homosexual sexual acts, and referred a petition against the controversial colonial law to a larger bench.

A three-judge bench of the SC led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the 2013 judgement, which overturned a 2009 Delhi high court verdict that decriminalised consensual same-sex acts, was guided by the perception of majority and concept of social morality.

“Concept of consensual sex may have more priority than a group right and may require more protection. A section of people or individual who exercise their choice should never live in a Continue reading

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No need for national anthem in theatres

The Centre on Monday asked the Supreme Court to put on hold its order that made playing the national anthem in cinema halls mandatory, effectively reversing its support of the November 2016 directive that drew flak from free speech activists.

More than year after the order was implemented, the government said it had constituted an inter-ministerial committee to frame new guidelines on playing of the national anthem and would require six months to finalise them.

Until then, the Centre urged the top court to “consider restoration of status quo ante, which is restoration of the position as it stood before the order was passed by the court on November 30, 2016” with regard to the direction that mandates playing of national anthem in cinema halls before Continue reading

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