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Promising sprinter Dutee to compete in Asian Championships

Promising sprinter Dutee to compete in Asian Championships

Sprinter Dutee Chand. Photograph: PTI Photos Odisha sprinter Dutee Chand got a massive shot in the arm after the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland specifically allowed her to take part in the Asian Championships, pending a final decision on her appeal against IAAF's hyperandrogenism policy. Dutee has been given the go ahead only for the June event in China and will have to sit out of other continental or international events. It is learnt that the Athletics Federation of India, ..., 3 hours ago

What? A cost-effective iPad?

It seems like Xiaomi has achieved what it had set out to with the Mi Pad: Providing a cost-effective iPad, at least, in terms of look and feel, says Himanshu Juneja Photographs: Courtesy, Xiaomi Xiaomi has enjoyed considerable success in the Indian market. Mobile phones with capable configurations without burning a hole in the consumer's pocket has been the driving force behind the company's sales. The flash sale has done its bit to spread the hype as well. So when the company announced its ...
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IPL: KKR home matches postponed due to Kolkata Municipal elections

KKR players celebrate. Photograph: BCCI The Indian Premier League's Kolkata schedule has been slightly rejigged owing to the Municipal elections in the city with the organisers deciding to shift Kolkata Knight Riders’ home matches, dated April 12 to 25, following a request from local police. The IPL will be played at 12 venues across India from April 8 to May 24. "There has been a change in the match-schedule of the tournament, on the request of the Kolkata Police, with the Kolkata ...
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No Indian study to confirm tobacco use causes cancer, says BJP MP

As India is set to defer its April 1 deadline for increasing the size of pictoral warnings on tobacco products after pressure from various lobbies, the head of a Parliamentary panel on Monday said there was no Indian study to confirm that use of tobacco products leads to cancer.Dilip Gandhi, head of Parliamentary panel on subordinate legislation examining the provisions of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 which had sought deferment of the move, said all studies in ...
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Retiring on a high... the Aussie way!

Cricket has examples of players calling it quits when very much at the top their game. It is anything but coincidence that most of them happen to be from the most successful nation in the history of the sport. Australia captain Michael Clarke poses with the trophy at a public reception, a day after their victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final, at Federation Square in Melbourne. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images "Tomorrow will be my last ODI game for Australia,” declared ...
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Woman stabs boyfriend In groin for eating all her salsa

Phyllis Jefferson's temper may be as hot as her salsa.Police in Akron, Ohio, said Jefferson, 50, allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the groin with a pen Sunday evening after he ate all the salsa in their house. Read
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Deepika, Bipasha, Juhi: Bachchan's lil girls!

Looking at AB's betis. In Amitabh Bachchan's long career, he has mostly played dad to sons. Actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and his real son Abhishek have all played his son at least once.   Daughters, meanwhile, have been seen fewer times in the Big B's screen life. In his latest film, Piku, Deepika Padukone plays his daughter, and the duo have quite a strong bond. We look back at Bachchan's onscreen daughters. Deepika Padukone, Piku Image: amitabh Bachchan and ...
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How To Keep Your Home Cool In Summers Without AC

#1 Swap your bed sheets everyday Buy Geometric Print Bed sheet @ Rs 479    Buy Designer Bed sheet @ Rs 299 Buy 3D Print Bed sheet @ Rs 399 Your bed sheet tends to absorb the heat coming in. Change your bed sheets regularly or once in two days. This keeps your room fresh and cool. #2 Use a mosquito net and keep the windows wide open during the night Buy Mosquito Net @ Rs 790 Get your windows meshed properly or use a mosquito around your bed like shown in the image ...
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Budget effect: Museum, zoo tickets cheaper, air travel dearer from tomorrow

Entry tickets to museums, zoo and tiger reserves would become cheaper, while business class air travel, investment in mutual funds and chit funds would become expensive with some of the service tax proposals announced in the Budget coming into effect from Wednes. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had came out with a host of proposals last month to rationalise service tax, which is levied at an effective rate of 12.36 per cent. These also include raising the rate to 14 per cent, but that will come ...
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CoBRA jawan injured in face-off with naxals

A CoBRA jawan was today injured in a gun-battle between security forces and Maoists in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said. The face-off occurred in the restive forests of Chintagufa police station limits while a joint squad of CRPF's elite battalion-CoBRA (Compact Battalion for Resolute Action) and district force was carrying out an anti-naxal operation, Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Harish Rathore said.  ...
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