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TweetDeck : While the company made mistakes, after investing over $2 billion over two-and-a-half decades, it discovered that India is perhaps not that shining.

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TweetDeck : In 'The Vagina Bible', Jen Gunter shines a light on age-old myths and wellness fads based in pseudoscience.

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TweetDeck : From lagging infrastructure to military rule, Lagos has come a long way in establishing itself as the megacity that it is today.

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TweetDeck : Official attempt to mislead the court about the death of Osaib Altaf has undermined the credibility of the report which claims no children were kept in illegal custody following the scrapping of Article 370 on August 5.

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TweetDeck : When the government intervenes with the intention of controlling inflation, the losses are not incurred by the government but by the farmers and traders.

The hopes of farmers who retained the rabi onion in the expectation of higher prices will be dashed.

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TweetDeck : Hong Kong has loosened guidelines on the use of force by police as it struggles to stamp out anti-government protests.

The city is also expected to ban face masks under a colonial-era emergency law that has not been used in half a century.

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TweetDeck : The Jeff Bezos-run online giant has invested only Rs 2,800 crore in its India marketplace unit so far this year, which is one-third of what it did last year at Rs 9,450 crore.

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TweetDeck : Watch | Since August 5, Delhi-based Gulistan News has telecast lakhs of audio, video and text messages of people who have not been able to connect with their families and friends due to a communication shutdown in Kashmir.

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TweetDeck : Beaches in India are getting the prestigious 'blue flag' accreditation - but might get privatised, with losses to local fishing communities, as a result.

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TweetDeck : Sarang Wadhawan and Rakesh Wadhawan were arrested by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) as the investigation of the bankrupt realty company’s dealing with the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC) picked up pace.

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TweetDeck : North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a new submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from the sea ahead of fresh nuclear talks with the United States.

South Korea and Japan expressed concerns at the launch.

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TweetDeck : To produce and sell whisky is no mean feat.

The first Taiwanese distillery only opened in 2006 and since then the country’s whisky producers have managed to gain success.

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TweetDeck : The 18-year-old shot by police in a pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong will face two charges.

Tsang Chi-Kin will be charged with rioting, which carries a maximum 10-year sentence, and assaulting a police officer.

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TweetDeck : Online services such as Facebook can be forced to seek out and delete content identical or equivalent to comments that have previously been declared illegal, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled.

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TweetDeck : A group of experts say that banks and other finance bodies can adopt policies to reduce the 40.3 million men, women and children who are victims of forced labour.

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TweetDeck : PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind along with former PM Manmohan Singh have accepted the Punjab government’s invitation to be a part of the celebrations for the opening of the corridor.

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TweetDeck : A highly poisonous fungus, with toxins that can be absorbed through the skin, has been identified for the first time in the rain forest near the Great Barrier Reef.

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TweetDeck : An expert wildlife panel led by the Indian government’s environment minister Prakash Javadekar has recommended wildlife clearance to Kaiga Nuclear Plant’s expansion.

The project is less than two kilometres away from the boundary of Kali Tiger Reserve.

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TweetDeck : The act of teaching transduces the scientific into the humane.

It doesn’t matter whether one is a formal teacher in front of a classroom or not; informal teaching situations come up constantly in the doing of science. | via eLife - the journal

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