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U.S. President Barack Obama said that Washington is acting to prevent “genocide” as he authorised of U.S. warplanes bombing Islamist fighters marching on Iraq’s Kurdish capital, a hub for U.S. oil companies on Friday. In their drive to eradicate unbelievers, the Islamic State fighters have beheaded and crucified captives. They had seized control of Iraq’s biggest dam which could allow them to flood cities thereby cutting off vital...

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Maharashtra DIG of Police Sunil Paraskar suspended on allegation of rape

Sunil Paraskar, Deputy Inspector General of Police, was suspended by the Government of Maharashtra following accusations of rape against him. The suspension was signed on Tuesday by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan after he was accused of molestation by a model-turned actress. According to news reports on August 27, the proposal for his suspension was pushed forward by the State Home Department, which was given the nod by the Chief Minister later. Paraskar’s lawyer defended the officer by stating it to be a false accusation and questioned the genuineness highlighting the delay in the registration of FIR. The 25-year-old model alleged Paraskar had sexually assaulted her on two separate...

Stealth warship INS Kamorta inducted into Indian Navy

Efforts of the Indian Navy to boost self reliance has reached another milestone as INS Kamorta, the country’s first indigenous Anti-Submarine corvette hit the sea on Saturday. An official statement said that INS Kamorta was commissioned on Saturday from the docks of Kolkata by Indian Defence Minister...

UPA’s faulty division put Andhra Pradesh at disadvantage says Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu alleged that the residuary AP has been put at a great disadvantage by the “unilateral” and “faulty” bifurcation by the UPA government. Since the bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have...

Stalker in Australia says he was inspired by Bollywood films

Bollywood seems to have taken a step ahead in inspiring people beyond the nation, and that too in a wrong way! Sandeep Baliga, hailing from India has adapted the Bollywood way into his real life. According to a Daijiworld report on July 24, the 31 year old who has...

Funny tweets after India win 2nd ODI against England by massive 133 runs

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After measly performance in the Test format, India bounced back in ODI format. Helped by Suresh Raina’s 100 off 75 balls and Jadeja’s 4 wickets for 28, India defeated England by a huge margin...

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M S Dhoni under pressure after Ravi Shastri appointment

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Former Indian cricket captain Ravi Shastri has been appointed as the director of Team India for the One-Day International (ODI) series against England, starting from August 25 at Bristol. After captain M S Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher being retained inspite of losing test series, the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is being seen as...

Mahela Jayawardene’s Farewell Gift: Sri Lanka Clinch Series vs Pakistan

The former Sri Lankan captain ended his Test career after his team won the second Test by 105 runs against Pakistan. Earlier Pakistan was chasing 271 runs to win the test but were soon wrapped out for 165 in their second innings in the...

International Cricket Council rejects BCCI’s review petition for Jadeja-Anderson row

James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja had an altercation during the first Test in Trent Bridge. ICC Judicial Commissioner Gordon Lewis had given a verdict saying that both the players were not guilty of breaching ICC’s code of conduct. The...

Jacques Kallis calls it quits; End of an era of cricketing brilliance

One of cricket’s greatest all-rounders, Jacques Kallis, has decided to retire from ODIs, marking his departure from all international forms of cricket. With the ICC Cricket World Cup just months away, Kallis decided not to be part of...

After Flipkart’s $1 billion funding, Amazon to invest $2 billion in India

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Just a day after India’s biggest online retailer Flipkart has raised $1 billion fresh capital, e-commerce giant Amazon announced on Wednesday that they are going to invest $2 billion in India. Earlier...

Microsoft announces more than 6,000 job cuts

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Software major, Microsoft Corp is expected to announce the biggest round of job cuts in five years. Microsoft is reportedly looking to integrate Nokia Oyj’s handset unit and more than 6,000 job cuts...

General Motors announce new recall of more than 1.3 million vehicles

General Motors announced on Monday that it is announcing a recall of more than 1.3 million vehicles which may experience sudden loss of electric power steering. This is second time that GM is recalling...

DGCA asks SpiceJet to withdraw Re 1 base fare

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India has asked SpiceJet airline to withdraw the recent discount scheme where tickets were being offered at a base fare of Re 1. The is the fifth time...

Xiaomi Mi 3 discontinued in India to focus on Redmi 1S launch

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After launching upcoming Redmi 1S, reports suggest that Xiaomi will stop selling the Mi 3 indefinitely. The Chinese manufacturer had launched been selling the phone on Flipkart website in flash sales. Tech...

Mahindra Reva premium car e2o launched at Rs 5.72 lakh

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Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd launched a new premium variant of the sole electric vehicle, e2o. Priced at Rs 5.72 lakh (on road Delhi), the new variant of Reva uses variable assist electric...

Flipkart sells 20,000 Xiaomi Mi3 units in 2.4 seconds

Xiaomi had put up 20,000 units on sale and they were all sold even before one could snap their fingers. The company has been setting up records in India with its Mi3 flash sale. The first batch, it went...

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to launch in September while Note 3 and Neo prices slashed

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has finally a release date. The smartphone is expected to be launched at an event pre-IFA 2014 in Berlin. The IFA trade fair is Europe’s biggest technology exhibition. A...