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Hurling stones and setting government vehicles and public property on fire, the agitators went on the rampage in the town, about 600 km from Tamil Nadu capital Chennai . "I am going to Thoothukudi ( Tuticorin ) to meet those who are affected due to and are protesting against the Sterlite Plant", he added. In March, the residents in and around the plant conducted peaceful demonstrations at the Chidambaram Nagar bus stand in the district demanding the closure of the factory.
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    The charismatic entrepreneur said he hoped the new public transport system would help resolve the city's chaotic traffic. The Loop would be composed of all electric pods transporting 16 passengers at a time to and from parking-spot sized stations.
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    The acquisition is the largest in PayPal's history and is for a company that is still making a loss. However, all of them will be now reporting to Paypal's COO Bill Ready. "As the digital economy gathers speed, we are excited to provide new and innovative capabilities to better serve our consumer and merchant customers", said Dan Schulman, PayPal's president and CEO, said.
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    For the next few days, players across PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile will be able to take part in the Solo Showdown , a limited-time competition to determine the best Battle Royale player. At the end of each game, players will receive a score: the victor gets 100 points, and it gradually decreases from there on: finishing 20th gets you 50 points, and the last 25 players (76-100) get 25 points.
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    The smooth-talking, cape-wearing smuggler effortlessly steals every scene he's in, which is why the studio has chose to gift us all with a Lando spinoff movie. Star Wars officials have clarified reports suggesting Donald Glover's character Lando Calrissian will become the subject of the next franchise prequel movie.
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    This means that despite it's bigger screen size, it offers the same overall footprint as the OnePlus 5 and 5T. OnePlus who also threw in splash resistance this time around, did not have an IP rating to show for it, but the company claims that the phone can withstand splashes and the accidental fall into the sink easily, but cannot withstand a dip into the pool.
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    On the other hand, BSNL is already offering 128kbps of data speed. Earlier, if the data limit was reached, the subscriber either had to wait for the clock to strike 12 AM or buy a small recharge plan. While BSNL is focussing on the landline niche, Airtel has slowly but gradually started exploring other domains of telecom services. Now, users will still retain internet access, but at a lowered speed of 128 Kbps.
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    Presently, the BSE is the 11th biggest stock exchange in the world with a total market capitalization of $1.70 trillion as of January 23, 2015. About two shares fell for every share rising on the NSE. FMCG index rallied 1.8 percent, backed by ITC that gained 1.4 percent after March quarter earnings and HUL that rose almost 4 percent. Shares that lost the most include Hero MotoCorp, ICICI Bank, SBI, Adani Ports, RIL, ONGC, Axis Bank, Bajaj Auto, M&M, Coal India , IndusInd Bank, NTPC and ...
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    As ScienceAlert reported, a large reservoir of CFC-11 is contained in foam insulation in buildings, chillers, and appliances manufactured decades ago, but none of the factors could justify the sudden spike over past few years. Watson suggested that aircraft flights might be necessary to better identify the source of the emissions. "It is important to note that these findings also highlight the efficacy of the Montreal Protocol , its institutions and mechanisms, with science at their core".
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    The high-end Nokia X6 will make its debut in the mobile phone market. Dubbed as Nokia X6 , the smartphone will go on sale in China from 21st May, for a starting price of 1,299 Yuan, which roughly converts to $204. In terms of battery, The Nokia X6 has a 3060 mAh battery pack, comes with Quick Charge 3.0 and a 18W charger that can deliver up to 50 percent charge in 30 minutes.
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    Tweets and replies will not be deleted per say but deprioritized so that most users will never see them appear in their timelines or stream of replies. Currently, Twitter uses policies, human reviewers and machine learning to decide how tweets are organized and presented in conversations and search.
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    They're obviously primarily for listening to music, but they also support the Google Assistant and the wide range of features it offers too. Lastly, you can now turn the headphones on and off with a triple tap on the right earbud. Anything you can do on your phone through the Assistant, you can with the Pixel Buds - so long as they're connected to your phone, anyway. By default, a double tap gets Google to read your notifications out loud; the new function is definitely ...
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    Between that, a hidden weapon vault, and the villa's location overlooking a small tower, the map bears a striking resemblance to Ezio's residence in Assassin's Creed 2 . De Luca earned her understanding of Italian firearms through the family business and training on the shooting range. The change is created to help bring more balance options to Rainbow Six: Siege when it comes to that particular feature.
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    The e-commerce platform already has a dedicated page live for the same. As of software , it runs on ColorOS 5.0, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. Realme 1 , our first offering, is focused at the young online consumers and is primed to be a market disruptor with the most stylish design , stunning specs along with superb quality and the most satisfying service in the mid price range.