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After Strike on Family, Fate of Hamas Commander Is Unknown

JERUSALEM — The fate of Muhammad Deif, the commander in chief of Hamas’s military wing, remained a mystery on Wednesday, like much of his life spent in the shadows. The Israeli warplanes that dropped at least five bombs on a house in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of Gaza City late Tuesday were... read more »

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Bank of America Expected to Settle Huge Mortgage Case for $16.65 Billion

The Justice Department is poised to announce a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over accusations that it duped investors into buying toxic mortgage securities, say people briefed on the matter — the single largest government settlement by a company in American history. Yet even as... read more »

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Clashes Erupt as Liberia Sets an Ebola Quarantine

MONROVIA, Liberia — Soldiers and police officers in riot gear blocked the roads. Even the waterfront was cordoned off, with the coast guard stopping residents from setting out in canoes. The entire neighborhood, a sprawling slum with tens of thousands of people, awoke Wednesday morning to find... read more »

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Congress CMs wary of sharing dais with PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Shaken by the booing of their Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday, Congress chief ministers are wary of sharing the dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in election-bound states, fearing that BJP would use these events to embarrass them by orchestrating... read more »

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Tit-for-tat with Pakistan: Game theory suggests what Modi did was right

There was never any good reason for India to engage with Pakistan in the first place, because it is well-known that that country is only defined as “not-India”, and its army needs the raison d’etre of India-hatred to justify its existence. Many years ago, I pointed out in another article,... read more »

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Ayurvedic tips to keep skin problems away!

Avoid spicy and oily food: To keep your skin healthy in the monsoon season, avoid spicy, oily and sour foods. The high humidity levels cause the digestive system to weaken and heavy food can lead to an upset stomach. These types of food also aggravate pitta which is... read more »

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9 foods every man should eat

While many men are less conscious about what they eat, experts say that at times, eating healthy can mean different things for men and women because both sexes have their own set of dietary requirements. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are also known as superfoods because of their... read more »

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A New Digital Currency Whose Value Is Based on Your Reputation

Bitcoin turned money into something completely virtual. Using a worldwide network of machines and the power of pure mathematics, it put currency in the hands of computer programmers, free from the rules and regulations of big government and big banks. But J. Chris... read more »

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Fascinating Ways People Try to Leave Their Mark on the World

One day while driving along Highway 50 in Nevada, photographer David Gardner spotted a giant cottonwood tree draped with what seemed to be hundreds of pairs of shoes. It was a strange sight to find in the middle of nowhere, so naturally he got out and started taking... read more »

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A Celebration of Lady Java, a Coding Language to Rule Them All

Phones, laptops, tablets, even cars. They’re all so tightly connected to that ever-growing thing called the cloud. Today, we take that for granted. But just a decade ago, our phones weren’t that smart. We still kept our personal data on largely unconnected... read more »

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Deepika Padukone wishes Happy Birthday to Katrina Kaif on Twitter

Yes, this is true and we have proof! Deepika Padukone took to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish “Happy Birthday” to Katrina Kaif today. The two leading actors of Bollywood are seen as contemporaries and also have never really bonded in public. Another... read more »

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Varun Dhawan most versatile actor of our generation: Shraddha Kapoor

With her last two releases ‘Aashiqui 2′ and ‘Ek Villain’ entering the prestigious Rs 100 crore-club of Bollywood, Shraddha Kapoor is now gearing up to star opposite her childhood friend Varun Dhawan in ‘ABCD 2′. Shraddha feels Varun,... read more »

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5 Things a man will never ever tell you

We want you to like our friends, but not love them: A man would want his girlfriend to get along with his friends, but he may not like you hanging out with them all the time. Also, don’t make statements professing your love for his friends. - We don’t like... read more »

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How to become every man’s dream girl

Being good to a man simply isn’t the key ingredient. So many women make their mistake here. They give and give hoping it will endear them to the man. They bend over backwards pleasing him. This isn’t what makes a man fall in love. This is what makes you a... read more »

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How to Teach Humans to Remember Really Complex Passwords

If passwords are considered the bane of the data security industry, it’s partly because humans are awful at choosing them: By some counts, we still pick “password” a facepalm-inducing one in 20 times. But a study from two researchers at Microsoft and Princeton... read more »

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CRAZY BIG WIN! Uzo Aduba Wins Her First Emmy

From prison inmate to Hollywood darling! “I feel so full, that’s why the tears come out,” Uzo Aduba told reporters in the press room following her win for outstanding guest actress in a... read more »

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Controversies are produced to become famous: Ajay ...

As controversies surrounding big-budgeted films are becoming a trend in Bollywood, actor Ajay Devgn feels that unknown entities create controversies... read more »

Salman Khan’s ‘Kick’ earns Rs 4 crore...

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Salman Khan’s Kick has maintained a steady growth over the second week as well. After scoring a mammoth total of Rs 164 crore in its first week, the... read more »

Bipasha Basu vows never to work with ‘Humshakals&...

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Mumbai: Actress Bipasha Basu, who decided to refrain from promoting ‘Humshakals’ prior to its release, says she won`t work with Sajid Khan, the... read more »

Sunny Leone shoots for her item number in Bangalore

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Sunny Leone is all set to make her debut in Sandalwood. She will be seen in an item number in Prem starrer ‘D.K.’ The film has been in the news... read more »

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top 50 packing tips

Know the rules 1. Note the number of bags you can check in. In most cases it is one piece per person. You can check up to eight on easyJet but don’t get caught out: their combinied weight still... read more »

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Five ways to save money when travelling

Top tips for saving money while traveling. 1. Meal plan If you’re booking a resort holiday, it’s essential that you buy a meal plan. I... read more »

Solo travel : the best tour operators for singles

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The travel industry has been slow to catch on to the single-traveller market; this year though, there are more opportunities than ever to strike out on your... read more »

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Mumbai – Travel companies and airlines are anticipating a major slowdown in travel to Thailand, after the government late Tuesday declared a 60-day... read more »

Travel advisory for foreign tourists a worry for Easter...

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Siliguri – Unfavorable travel advice issued by many western countries following sexual harassment to tourists in India has come as a major worry for the... read more »

Food
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Recipe: Chicken Dumplings

Ingredients: 6 boned chicken breast with skin, 10 cups water, 1 tsp sage, 1 tsp poultry, 1/8 tsp grounded basil leaves, 1 tbsp salt and pepper. Method: Put these ingredients in a large sauce pan to... read more »

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Recipe: Jelly pudding

Ingredients: 1 packet of jelly crystals (any flavour) 200ml fresh cream, chilled and whipped 200gm condensed milk Method: - Prepare the jelly as per... read more »

Recipe: Jeera aloo

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Ingredients: -Four large sized potatoes (boiled, peeled and cut into pieces) – Four tbsp oil – One tsp jeera/cumin seeds – One tsp red... read more »

Recipe: Saffron rice & salan

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A traditional Awadhi dish dug out from the secret kitchens of AwadhPreparation time: 30minsCooking time: 3o minutesServes:4Ingredients1kg chicken breast1... read more »

Recipe: Dahi Wada

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A popular north Indian dish of lentil dumplings soaked in Yoghurt.Preparation time: 30 minutes + 3 hours soaking timeCooking time: 20 minutesServes: 4Recipe... read more »

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How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Find May Provide ‘Miss...

Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: “small” ones that are dozens of times more massive than the sun and... read more »

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First female winner for Fields maths medal

An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal. In a landmark hailed as... read more »

India’s first jellyfish lake discovered

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“This is probably the first jellyfish lake to have been found in India. The concentration and density of jellyfish is very high here. You can even see... read more »

All about rectification you need to know

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Rectification is the process of converting the alternating voltage or current into the corresponding direct (dc) quantity. (Direct voltage or current) The... read more »

Mars rover clocking up the mileage

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Cape Town – It’s not exactly been at Olympic gold medal pace, but Nasa’s Mars rover Opportunity that landed on the Red Planet in 2004 has set an... read more »

Health & Fitness
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Home remedies for bright white teeth

Pearly whites gone pale! One of the most common problems that every dentist comes across. Though we all wish to have pearly white smile, going for crazy expensive treatments definitely burns a hole... read more »

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Novel way to tackle malaria parasite gene

“This approach could enable much more rapid gene analysis and boost drug-development efforts,” said Jacquin Niles, an associate professor... read more »

Want to live longer? Eat Walnuts

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Scientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per cent,... read more »

Exercises for better eyesight

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In the time it will take you to read this page (five minutes, we anticipate, for the slow reader), you would have blinked 60 times. Of all the muscles present... read more »

2 min of exercise helps elderly stay healthy

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It doesn’t require seven days a week exercise that the current Government guidelines promote. People should do muscle-strengthening activities on two or... read more »

Culture
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Italy’s Catholic bishops try to put brakes on speedy divorce law...

ROME (RNS) Italy’s Catholic bishops have condemned a proposed law that is set to speed up divorce and do away with a three-year separation waiting period. Legislation to allow consensual divorce... read more »

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India showcases military might, culture blend on 6...

India’s powerful military punch and its rich cultural heritage were showcased at the 65th Republic Day parade on a bitterly cold Sunday, with... read more »

‘India’s political culture has crippled intelligence ag...

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British journalist Adrian Levy pieced together stories of the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai — “the fourth largest city in the world under siege for three... read more »

India: Tourism event celebrates the ancient culture of ...

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Such festivals not only preserve the culture of the region but also promote tourism. A three-day long “Ethnique Festival” was held recently in the... read more »

Grammar of gender relations in India

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The contemporary discourse credits the modern world exclusively with improving the status of women. But thousands of years ago, Indian women had enjoyed high... read more »

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Jaswant Singh’s condition grave

Former union minister and expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singhcontinued to be in coma Wednesday, with doctors describing his condition as “grave”. A statement issued from the Army... read more »

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Vatican: Too early to confirm 2025 Orthodox-Cathol...

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican spokesman said it’s premature to suggest a gathering between Catholic and Orthodox faiths to mark the 1700th... read more »

Earnings rise in Sabarimala temple

Earnings rise in Sabarimala temple

Thiruvananthapuram – Earnings at the famed Sabarimala temple in Kerala has shown a sharp increase. According to the Devasom Board, which manages the... read more »

A Christmas Tree that is India’s tallest – ...

A Christmas Tree that is India's tallest - and growing

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai – Gaily decorated with twinkling fairy lights, angels, reindeers and cotton snow, this is one Christmas tree that stands out... read more »

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Cambodian monks call for action against Buddha's relics theft

Phnom Penh – About 150 Buddhist monks Tuesday held a protest here, calling for the Cambodian government to take action against the theft of the... read more »

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Titan at new high; Morgan Stanley upgrades on Tanishq blink

Shares of Titan Company touched record high at Rs 369 per share, up 6.5 percent intraday Thursday, riding high on Morgan Stanley’s bullishness. The brokerage has upgraded the stock to... read more »

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SAIL-Tata Steel JV seeks to buy overseas coal assets

KOLKATA: Less than three weeks after acquiring a large coal property in Mozambique, Steel Authority of India Ltd is looking for more. Together with Tata Steel Ltd, the state-run company is... read more »

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SpiceJet Surpasses Jet To Become Number Two

Riding on a slew of discount offers, low-cost carrier SpiceJet surpassed Jet Airways to become the second-largest domestic airline in July. Its market share in the month stood at 20.9% as... read more »

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K.V. Thomas takes over as PAC chairman

Congress leader K.V. Thomas took over as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament on Wednesday. He will be the 94th PAC Chairman. Convention The Lok Sabha Secretariat went by... read more »

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18 killed in Himachal Pradesh as bus falls into gorge

At least 18 people were today killed and another 14 injured when a private bus rolled 400 feet down into a gorge in Rohtrung village in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district, 250 km... read more »

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Muzaffarnagar riots: 800 accused still absconding, says SIT

A total of 800 accused found involved in riot cases in Muzaffarnagar last year are still absconding, Special Investigation Team (SIT) officials said. The SIT probing the Muzaffarnagar riots... read more »

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FIFA rejects Barca’s appeal against transfer ban

FIFA has rejected Barcelona’s appeal against a transfer ban that would unable the club to sign players until January 2016 once the current transfer window shuts. The Spaniards were... read more »

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Ryan Harris says Australia will keep up its aggression against In...

Recovering Test paceman Ryan Harris has declared the Australians won’t temper their aggression as they seek to extend India’s woeful away-from-home record this summer. Apart from... read more »

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Captain Cool Needs to be More Proactive to Win Tests Abroad

It was a disappointing end to the series with another huge margin of defeat at the Oval, and what started with a fabulous win at Lord’s culminated in a sad end, a result which has taken... read more »

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Israel PM slams beheading of US journo, says ISIS is like Hamas

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has likened the Hamas to the barbaric Sunni extremists from Iraq and Syria – the ISIS, calling them the branches of the same tree. In a statement issued... read more »

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Opposition, Pakistan govt deadlock continues

The US has said that it does not support any extra-constitutional changes in Pakistan, where deadlock continues between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and two key opposition figures seeking... read more »

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James Foley beheading: Hunt on for ‘British’ jihadist

UK police and security services are attempting to identify a suspected British jihadist who appeared in footage of the killing of a US journalist. Extremist group Islamic State (IS)... read more »

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