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Shaikh Mujibur Rehman The decision by Odisha’s chief minister, Naveen Patnaik of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), and the West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) to introduce 33 per cent reservation for women candidates in their respective political parties would go down as a major positive development in the 2019 parliamentary election. By doing this, …

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The never-ending quest for better intonation

Luis Dias I’m so pleased that our Child’s Play India Foundation tenth anniversary concert was so well-attended, and by an unprecedented number of parents and relatives of the children from the project. Building new audiences is also an integral part of our raison d’être, alongside providing music education to the highest possible standard. Those of you who were at the …

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OnePlus 7T vs OnePlus 7

OnePlus announced the launch of OnePlus 7T in India. The smartphone is said to be a big upgrade over the OnePlus 7 which launched in India earlier this year. Here’s a brief comparison between the two smartphones. Design and display: OnePlus 7T comes with an improved matte-frosted glass back panel. The front design has also changed with a smaller notch …

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Alexa digital assistant to get Samuel L Jackson’s voice

Amazon’s voice assistant ‘Alexa’ is getting a ton of new features. But the most exciting feature is that one will soon hear Alexa in Samuel L Jackson’s voice. Amazon will start offering celebrity voices for Alexa starting with the Pulp Fiction star. With the latest integration, Amazon Alexa users will get Samuel L Jackson’s voice, while Google Assistant users enjoy …

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LG Q60 launched in India

Prajyot Mainkar LG has announced Q60, the mid-range Android Smartphone, in India for `13,490. This phone was earlier launched at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The phone comes with a 6.26-inch HD+ FullVision display that has a screen resolution of 1520 pixel x 720 pixels. The phone runs on 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 12nm processor with IMG PowerVR GE8320 …

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The battle for a disease-free India

HARSH VARDHAN Our people are our greatest strength. India cannot realise its demographic dividend without its citizens being healthy. This government believes in realising the full potential of our people, and, so, has made health a national priority. Despite its economic strength and growing global stature, India continues to face multiple challenges in health. An estimated six crore Indians get …

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Rise in antimicrobial resistance

To meet a growing demand, animal husbandry has been intensified, with among other things, an increased reliance on the use of antimicrobials. Farmers use antimicrobials to treat and prevent infections for animals raised in crowded conditions but these drugs are also used to increase weight gain, and thus improve profitability. This excessive and indiscriminate use of antimicrobials has serious consequences: …

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In Liverpool, a working class hero is something to be

If Liverpool is this relentless forward-pressing team, it is because players have bought into Klopp’s idea of football Dhiman Sarkar It wouldn’t have surprised many had Jürgen Klopp done an Eric Cantona and turned up in casuals at an awards gala, but having tuxedoed it to Milan on Monday night he announced he would contribute to charity. Made from the …

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Is Rishabh Pant a problem or a solution?

Mahavir Rawat I think cricket players from metro cities, especially those from Mumbai and Delhi, have a big advantage. No, I am not talking about the cricket grounds or cricketing academies or the entire cricket set-up as such — I am talking about the media and the publicity industry that thrives in these metro cities. So, when an Ishan Kishan …

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Paint my love

‘In Love…with Love’, a solo art exhibition by Norman Tagore is currently on at The Project Café, Assagao till October 31. The Goan artist shares a glimpse of it with NT BUZZ   Danuska Da Gama | NT BUZZ The Project Café, Assagao is celebrating love with a series of art shows by some of Goa’s finest artists. The line-up …

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