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Moscow subway chief fired after deadly crash

Russian news agencies say the head of Moscow’s subway system has been fired in the wake of a rush—hour derailment that killed 22 people and injured 136 others. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Tuesday dismissed Ivan Besedin, who has served in the post since 2011. Sobyanin said that the crash... read more »

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Subianto rejects Indonesian presidential poll result

Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto rejected the result of the country’s election, citing widespread fraud, just hours before an official announcement from the Election Commission. “We reject the 2014 presidential election that was legally flawed and therefore we withdraw from... read more »

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Katju clarifies on timing of corruption allegations

Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju on Tuesday sought to put to rest questions about the timing of his article on the continuation of a “corrupt” judge in the Madras High Court despite an adverse Intelligence Bureau report by stating that the entire episode came to mind while... read more »

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Google Maps now available in Hindi

Search giant Google launched its Google Maps in Hindi on Tuesday, seeking to make its navigation service more useful for users locally. Google Maps in Hindi will be available for desktop and android mobile phone users, who will be able to see Hindi names for cities, localities, important roads and... read more »

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United Nations Security Council Calls For Immediate Ceasefire As Gaza Death...

United Nations – The UN Security Council today called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, even as UN chief Ban Ki-moon met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Qatar in the first leg of his Middle East tour which aims to end the escalating conflict that has killed 501... 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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Priyanka Chopra turns 32, gifts her fans Mary Kom teaser

Mumbai – Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who turned 32 Friday, treated her fans with a teaser of her much-awaited movie Mary Kom — and much like the movie’s poster, she has packed... read more »

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Bipasha Basu, Chitrangada Singh Add Filmy Glamour ...

A live performance by singer Kamaal Khan on popular Bollywood tracks, decor reflecting the golden period and actresses Bipasha Basu and Chitrangada... read more »

Shakira’s Facebook Page Crossed 100 Million Likes

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Shakira’s Facebook page has now reached more than 100 million likes, making her the most popular public figure on the social networking site. The sudden... read more »

Munni Returns: Malaika Arora Khan Defines Fashion for D...

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Malaika Arora Khan, who has an enviable track record of super hit item numbers in Bollywood, seems all set to add another feather in her cap. The actress is... read more »

A. R. Rahman to receive honorary doctorate from Berklee

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In recognition of his two—decades—long musical legacy, the prestigious Berklee College of Music is all set to honour Oscar—winning composer A. R. Rahman... read more »

Holiday Ideas
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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: Vanilla muffins

Vanilla flavoured muffinsPreparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutesMakes: 8Recipe Ingredients:80g Flour60g Powdered Sugar½ tbsp. Baking powder¼tsp Salt30ml Milk1tsp Pure vanilla... read more »

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Recipe: Tiramisu

Ingredients Nine teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in one and a half cups of water (cooled) - 250 ml baileys – 400 grams Savoiardi... read more »

Know the varieties of tea

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The varieties of tea now available in the market have shot up like never before. Whether you go to a supermarket to buy tea for your home or go to a tea-cafe,... read more »

How about a sugar-free apricot shrikhand?

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Sugar-free Apricot Shrikhand This is a combination of golden apricots and yoghurt generously garnished with pistachios. Ingredients: Golden apricots –... read more »

5 foods that make you smarter

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Oily fish A common problem that several people face today is trying to recollect simple everyday tasks — what errands you need to run, who you’re... read more »

Sci - Tech
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India’s Mars orbiter completes about 80 percent of its jour...

Chennai: Inching closer to the red planet, India’s ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 percent of its journey for its rendezvous with the... read more »

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Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

Hartsfield flew on three shuttle missions including as commander of the Discovery’s maiden flight, NASA space agency said on Saturday. He died... read more »

India not investing properly in science

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The report titled “Whither Science Education in Indian Colleges?” said that the lack of proper investment has affected the research sector in... read more »

Xiaomi launches Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Ind...

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he Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi with its top of the line handsets Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Indian smartphones The leading Chinese smartphone... read more »

Finding life beyond Earth is within reach: NASA

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NASA expects to find the first traces of alien life within the next 20 years. Experts from NASA and its partner institutions have outlined a road-map to the... read more »

Health & Fitness
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Top 5 superfoods with healing powers

These foods have multiple healing effects like fighting cancer, reducing cholesterol levels and guarding against heart diseases. Intrigued? Let’s take a look…Kiwis. These tiny packs of... read more »

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Cancer: Breaking the bad news to patients

Dr Ranjana Srivastava, who began working as an oncologist in Australia 10 years ago, breaking the news to patients suffering from cancer is part of... read more »

Healthy eating during monsoon

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The rains not only play havoc on your skin, but on your health as well. There’s a host of infections and diseases that do the rounds during this season.... read more »

Exercises that help you battle pain

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Walking for back pain: Got a nagging backache? Simply put on your sports shoes and walk. Numerous studies throw light on how walking lessens pain, boosts... read more »

3 simple exercises for a flat tummy

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Don’t want to end up injured or exhausted? Don’t overdo things on the workout front. Instead, aim for a brisk 20-minute walk every day to burn fat,... 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 »

Religion
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Vatican: Too early to confirm 2025 Orthodox-Catholic summit

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican spokesman said it’s premature to suggest a gathering between Catholic and Orthodox faiths to mark the 1700th anniversary of the first church council held in Nicea in... read more »

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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... read more »

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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 »

Kathmandu’s sweet but deadly kung fu nuns

Kathmandu's sweet but deadly kung fu nuns

By Mohammad Asim Khan Kathmandu – Their smiling faces and calm demeanour mask a roaring sea of immense energy and strength. These inmates of the Druk... read more »

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Double digit growth for pharma industry in June

The Indian pharmaceutical industry, grappling with the addition of more than a 100 formulations in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), which caps the price of drugs, is... read more »

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold, silver recover on fresh demand

Gold prices recovered by Rs 25 to Rs 28,475 per 10 grams in the national capital on Monday on fresh buying by jewellers and retailers amid a firm global trend. Silver also moved up by Rs... read more »

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Economic Survey pegs GDP growth at 5.4-5.9%

The Economic Survey 2013-14, which was tabled on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha, has pegged GDP growth for the year 2014-15 in the range of 5.4-5.9 per cent. “There are downside risks to... read more »

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Soldier, intruder killed on Jammu border

The Army on Tuesday claimed to have foiled a major infiltration attempt by suspected militants in Akhnoor area of the International Border in Jammu. Even as a soldier died in the operation,... read more »

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India home to one in every three child brides in world: UN

India has the sixth highest prevalence of child marriages in the world, with one in every three child bride living in India, a United Nations report said. Child marriage among girls is most... read more »

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SC issues notice to NGT chairperson

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal, Justice Swatanter Kumar, on a petition filed by a former law intern seeking transfer of a suit... read more »

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No doubt Cook is our leader, says England asst. coach Farbrace

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace has backed England captain Alastair Cook, saying that the opener is very much the leader of the side and there is still hope for the hosts against... read more »

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Steyn, Morkel bowl South Africa to massive 153-run win over Sri L...

South Africa pace bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel grabbed four wickets each to lead the tourists to a 153—run win over Sri Lanka on Friday in the first game of their two-Test... read more »

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Former Brazil defender Andre Santos attacked by fan

Arsenal fans will not have fond memories of Andre Santos, but all will be disappointed to learn of the treatment meted out to the defender in Brazil. Now playing for Flamengo, the left-back... read more »

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18 killed in Philippines clash

At least 18 people were killed and 13 injured on Tuesday during a clash between military troops and rebels in Philippines, an official said. The clash occurred at 1.15 a.m when the rebels... read more »

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Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state began an intensive effort to end more than two weeks of... read more »

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Train carrying remains of MH17 victims arrives in Kharkiv

A train bearing the bodies of the people, who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands. The train on... read more »

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