On Rahul Gandhi’s ‘U-turn’ remark on tie-up with AAP, Arvind Kejriwal’s comeback

Amid the uncertainty over an alliance between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls, Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Monday that a tie-up between the two parties would rout the BJP and offered four of Delhi’s seven Lok Sabha seats to AAP. The Congress boss nudged his AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal saying that he has to act quickly to seal a poll pact. “An alliance between the Congress & AAP in Delhi would mean the rout of the BJP. The Congress is willing to give…

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VODAFONE LAUNCHES KIDS PLANET, AN APP WITH OVER 3,000 CONTENTS FOR KIDS

Bangalore, 12 th April 2019: Vodafone Spain in association with OnMobile Global Limited introduces Kids Planet, an entertainment app with over 3,000 contents from Sanrio, Planeta Junior, Highlights for Children, Lingo Kids, Motion Pictures and many others, with a high educative value, addressed to kids from 3 to 12 years old. Customers will have access, from any device to games, videos, stories and songs starring characters like The Smurfs, Maya The Bee, Heidi, Marco, La Granja de Zenón, Hello Kitty, Once Upon a Time… Life, Pororo, or Cleo. Moreover, all…

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Terrorist bombing hits Hazara market in Pakistan’s Quetta

A bomb hidden among bags of potatoes at a Pakistani market killed at least 16 people, half of them ethnic Hazaras, officials said, in an attack apparently aimed at minority Shia Muslims. According to Press TV, officials said at least 30 people were wounded in the blast in the southwestern city of Quetta, capital of Baluchistan Province. The attack came after a lull of at least a year in attacks against Hazaras, though there have been isolated shootings. The blast took place at Hazar Ganji, a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts…

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Cong team turns spotlight on development projects

On a day on which Congress president Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination papers from his Amethi Lok Sabha seat, his team took to social media to list to his credit a long list of development projects implemented and works carried out by him in the constituency over the years. Besides referring to 15 major institutions set up with an investment of Rs 2747.74 crore in Amethi, the list also makes a mention of about 20 railway works with an investment of Rs 1922.06 crore and the roads constructed in the…

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Indian embassy advisory for students hoping to study in US

The Indian embassy in Washington issued an advisory Wednesday urging students hoping to study in the United States to go beyond the usual checks to ensure they were not applying to “fake” universities that law enforcement agencies here have set up in the past to “trap” immigration frauds suspects. “In order to ensure that Indian students do not fall into such “traps”, it is advised that due diligence be exercised while seeking admission in US Universities,” said the embassy advisory. “The fact that a University is duly accredited by relevant…

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SC decision on Rafale case review pleas: Defence Ministry says incomplete presentation of facts and records

In response to the Supreme Court decision on the Rafale fighter aircraft deal case review petitions, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said the petitioners were using documents with the intention of presenting a “selective and incomplete picture” of internal secret deliberations on a matter relating to national security and defence. In a unanimous judgment on Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided to hear the Rafale review petitions on merits on the basis of several documents published in the media, including in The Hindu. In a statement, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said, “In…

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First ever image of a black hole revealed

Scientists have been puzzling over invisible “dark stars” since the 18th century, but never has one been spied by a telescope, much less photographed. Astronomers on April 10 unveiled the first photo of a black hole, one of the star-devouring monsters scattered throughout the Universe and obscured by impenetrable shields of gravity. The image of a dark core encircled by a flame-orange halo of white-hot gas and plasma looks like any number of artists’ renderings over the last 30 years. But this time, it’s the real deal. Scientists have been…

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CNG price goes up 4%, PNG prices goes up 7% in Mumbai

The price of compressed natural gas (CNG) has gone up by 4% to ₹51. 57 per kilogrammes (kg) while the price of piped natural gas (PNG) has gone up by 7.2% to ₹31.53/SCM (Slab 1) and by 6% ₹37.13/SCM (Slab 2) respectively with effect from April 4, as the city gas distributor, Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) increased the prices. “In view of an increase in MGL’s gas costs due to the recent increase in ‘Domestic Natural Gas (APM) Price’ from $ 3.36 / MMBTU to $ 3.69 /MMBTU, and other costs, MGL…

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Dismissing Kohli, AB best moment of my career, says Shreyas Gopal

Claiming the coveted wickets of Virat Kohli and South African run-machine AB De Villiers was the best moment of my cricketing career, says young Rajasthan Royals spinner Shreyas Gopal. The leg-spinner took 3 wickets for 12 runs in his magical four-over spell, which helped Rajasthan Royals secure their first win of the season, a seven-wicket victory over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday night. “Getting Virat Kohli and AB Villiers in same match is a dream for any youngster. It is the best moment of my cricketing career and definitely…

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Single Indian rocket puts 29 satellites in three orbits

An Indian rocket on Monday placed domestic and foreign satellites in three different orbits on a single flight, a first for the nation and a low-cost option that could burnish its reputation for pioneering affordable options in space. According to media reports, the launch of a domestic intelligence satellite and 28 foreign ones came less than a week after India used an anti-satellite missile to take down one of its own satellites, demonstrating a capability only China, Russia and the United States had possessed previously. The state-run Indian Space Research…

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