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Trump taps his former rival Carson as Housing Secretary

Trump taps his former rival Carson as Housing Secretary

United States President-elect Donald Trump on Monday nominated his primary rival and eminent neurosurgeon Dr Ben Carson as his housing and urban development secretary, making first African-American appointment to his Cabinet. "I am thrilled to nominate Dr Ben Carson as our next secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities," Trump announced on Monday., 6 minutes ago

Formula One returns to France after 10-year absence

IMAGE: Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel drives during wet weather tyre testing at Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, on January 26, 2016. Photograph: Mark Thompson/Getty Images The French Formula One Grand Prix will return in 2018 after a 10-year absence with the race scheduled to take place at the Circuit Paul Ricard in southern France, regional politician Christian Estrosi said on Monday."We and those who are with me are very proud... it's a great victory," Estrosi told reporters.Named after the ...
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Aadhaar must for sr citizen train ticket concession from Apr 1

Come April 1, 2017, reservation of rail tickets for senior citizens will be directly linked to Aadhaar or Unique Identification cards on a mandatory basis for availing concessions at both counter and e-tickets.However, such a requirement will be optional during January-March 2017.Railway Ministry has decided to implement Aadhaar-based ticketing system for senior citizens in a two-phased manner.Accordingly, from January 1 to March 31, 2017, requirement of Aadhaar verification for getting ...
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Parikh shocks former champion Gilchrist at World Billiards

In the first upset of the tournament, India's Siddharth Parikh on Monday shocked multiple-time World champion Peter Gilchrist in a closely fought battle 500-483 at the 2016 IBSF World Billiards Championship in the 500 long-up format in Bengaluru.Parikh, who scripted the first century break in the competition, managed to win by 17 points towards the end after he compiled 147 to take initial lead. Peter fought back strongly as he crafted a couple of  close to century breaks to dismantle the ...
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The lady who made the 'beggar' video that impressed Modi

'Two years ago, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shared the video on his Facebook page and it was a proud moment, but Narendra Modi mentioning my video is the ultimate (high).' Kulpreet Kaur, co-founder, Smart Tech, which offers digital solutions, found her phone ringing non-stop on Saturday, December 3. In his speech in Moradabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he saw a video on Whatsapp of a beggar accepting plastic money. Watch video (external link) Kaur, who shot the video in January 2014, ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Meet the woman who made the 'beggar' video that impressed Modi  Rediff.com28 minutes ago

2 arrested in connection with seizure of Rs 5.63 cr in new notes

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday arrested two persons in connection with the Income Tax department's recent seizure of Rs 5.63 crore in new currency notes from several individuals in Bengaluru which was allegedly diverted by an ATM servicing company in criminal conspiracy with bank officials. CBI sources said the agency arrested Nazeer Ahmed and Chandrakanth Ramalingam who were named in the FIR registered by it. Both were presented before a special court in Bengaluru and have been ...
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Man City's Aguero gets four-match ban for violent conduct

IMAGE: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is shown a red card by referee Anthony Taylor during the English Premier League against Chelsea. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will serve a four-match ban for violent conduct, the English Football Association (FA) said on Monday.The Argentina international was shown a straight red card in stoppage time of City's 3-1 home Premier League defeat by Chelsea on Saturday for a two-footed lunge on centre back David ...
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Intruder arrested along LoC in Poonch

An intruder, who crossed over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, was arrested after being injured in firing along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The intruder crossed into this side of LoC from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in Rangard nallah in Chikan-Da-Bangh belt of Poonch, army sources said. He was challenged by alert army personnel and tried to run back, they said, adding that troops fired at him resulting in minor injuries. He was later arrested, they added.
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'Wankhede pitch will be a slower turner, will spin from Day 3'

The MCA sources dismissed reports that instructions have been received from the Indian team management with regards to the preparation of the pitch. IMAGE: Groundstaff work on the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium pitch in Mohali. Photograph: BCCI Contrary to popular perceptions that Wankhede Stadium pitch for the fourth Test will be a rank turner, one of the Mumbai Cricket Association groundstaff actively involved with the preparation of the 22-yard strip stated that it is expected ...
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Ex-FIFA boss Blatter loses appeal against six-year ban

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday maintained a six-year ban from soccer for former FIFA president Sepp Blatter amid corruption allegations, a spokesman for Blatter said.The 80-year-old Swiss, who headed soccer's global governing body for 17 years until last year, was banned from all soccer-related activity last December along with then-European soccer boss Michel ...
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