New Caledonians poised to cast long-awaited vote on independence from France

New Caledonians poised to cast long-awaited vote on independence from France

New Caledonia on course to reject independence from France Read more In France, spate of homophobic attacks is ‘the tip of the iceberg’ Read more Okinawa’s half-American governor vows to resolve US military base dispute Read more ‘One of my...
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EPCA’s move to ban private vehicles in Delhi not logical, it’s a Tughlaqi decision, says ex-pollution control board scientist

EPCA’s move to ban private vehicles in Delhi not logical, it’s a Tughlaqi decision, says ex-pollution control board scientist

As the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) decided to ban plying of all private vehicles to control further deterioration of air quality in the National Capital, Delhi government said that it has not been consulted by the Supreme Court-mandated body...
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Tamil Nadu teen beheaded for rejecting neighbour’s advances: Activists accuse police of inaction, politicos of ignorance

Tamil Nadu teen beheaded for rejecting neighbour’s advances: Activists accuse police of inaction, politicos of ignorance

Salem: The beheading of a teenage Dalit by a 26-year-old upper caste neighbour for allegedly turning down his sexual advances has sent shock waves across Tamil Nadu. The incident, in which S Rajalakshmi was murdered in her own home by P...
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Rajma Chawal movie review: The best thing about Leena Yadav’s charming film is Rishi Kapoor’s performance

Rajma Chawal movie review: The best thing about Leena Yadav’s charming film is Rishi Kapoor’s performance

Rishi Kapoor’s ‘petulant uncle’ image on Twitter is a mighty distraction from the acting ability he brings to the table; but if ever you needed a reminder of just how good he is at his craft, look no further than...
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SEBI tells Sahara India Commercial Corp to refund over Rs 14,000 cr raised via OFCDs with 15% interest to investors

SEBI tells Sahara India Commercial Corp to refund over Rs 14,000 cr raised via OFCDs with 15% interest to investors

New Delhi: In a fresh crackdown on Saharas, regulator SEBI has found another group firm to have raised over Rs 14,000 crore in violation of rules and has ordered the company and its then directors including Subrata Roy to refund...
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Sri Lankan president Sirisena to lift parliament suspension

Sri Lankan president Sirisena to lift parliament suspension

Sri Lanka‘s president has lifted the suspension of parliament and scheduled a meeting of the legislature on November 5 amid mounting pressure to end a political crisis. President Maithripala Sirisena named Mahinda Rajapaksa – a former two-time pre...
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Patisserie Valerie chairman Luke Johnson faces investor fury

Patisserie Valerie chairman Luke Johnson faces investor fury

Image copyright Getty Images Shareholders in the owner of struggling cafe chain Patisserie Valerie have vented their anger at the firm’s chairman, despite backing his rescue plan for the business. At an emergency general meeting, more than 99% of shareho...
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Russia says Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor

Russia says Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor

A Russian official says an investigation has found that a failed rocket launch three weeks ago was caused by a sensor that was damaged during assembly.The Soyuz-FG rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and his Russian crewmate failed two minutes into...
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Sri Lanka crisis: Ousted PM ‘has confidence of parliament’

Sri Lanka crisis: Ousted PM ‘has confidence of parliament’

Image copyright AFPImage caption Mr Wickremesinghe has refused to leave office The man at the centre of Sri Lanka’s political crisis has told the BBC he has the support of parliament and will not leave the grand mansion reserved for...
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Sayuz rocket: ‘Faulty sensor’ led to launch failure

Sayuz rocket: ‘Faulty sensor’ led to launch failure

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe malfunction became apparent about 90 seconds into the flight A Russian Soyuz rocket capsule was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after launch last month because of a faulty sensor,...
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