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Israeli Kibbutz residents stay away unconvinced by Gaza peace deal

The hastily-built new kindergarten’s forbidding appearance conveys a message of fear that belies the soothing words of Israel’s leaders. Charcoal grey 20-foot concrete blocks envelop what is supposed to be a safe haven for childhood innocence in startling testimony of the trauma... read more »

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Islamic terrorists ‘want to hit US’

Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees urged the White House to work to prevent the Islamic State extremists from launching attacks on US soil. The bipartisan pair shared a dire... read more »

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3 dead in protests, Pakistan army meets, says won’t back off ‘playing its p...

The Pakistan military Sunday expressed serious concern over the prevailing political turmoil in the country, with the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif locked in a showdown with protesters. The Corps Commanders’ conference was held at Rawalpindi, with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel... read more »

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Islamic State displays slick media outreach

NEW YORK — The extremists who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq have riveted the world’s attention with their military prowess and unrestrained brutality. But Western intelligence services are also worried about their extraordinary command of seemingly less lethal weapons: cutting-edge... read more »

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PM warns against forces of encroachment in the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned against the forces of “encroachment” in the world and said the global situation looked more like the 18th century. Suggesting that the world was divided into the forces of “Vistaarvaad” (expansionism) and “vikasvaad” (developmentalism), the Prime... 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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Akshay Kumar performed deadly stunt for ‘Shaukeen’

Akshay Kumar is known in the industry to perform his own stunts in his film. The actor has yet again performed some death defying stunts for his upcoming film, ‘Shaukeen’. The’ Khiladi’... read more »

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Irrfan Khan to work with Aishwarya Rai in ‘Jazbaa’...

Bollywood beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would soon be making her comeback to films with the Sanjay Gupta film Jazbaa. Later we were informed... read more »

I perform stunts for my children: Shah Rukh Khan

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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will be seen performing stunts in his upcoming film ‘Happy New Year’, says he does all the heroic things on screen... read more »

Beyonce queen of MTV Video Music Awards

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Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. Tears... read more »

Movie review: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ was worth ...

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“Sin City,” the groundbreaking, eye-popping, green screen-filled adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic books, was released in 2005. A sequel was announced... 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 »

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Recipe: Creamy white beans

Preparation time: 10 minsCooking time: 30 minsServes: 2Ingredients :Onion 1, halved and slicedOlive oilChorizo 50g.chopped into chunksChicken stock 200mlCooked white beans 200gSpinach 100gCream... read more »

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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... read more »

Recipe: Jelly pudding

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

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New experiment to test the nature of our universe

WASHINGTON: A unique experiment called theHolometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe — including whether we live in a 2Dhologram. Much... read more »

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How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Find May Prov...

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

First female winner for Fields maths medal

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

Health & Fitness
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Train your mind before your body

Your inability to drag yourself to the gym is only in your head. Here’s how to overcome it and train your brain. Exercise not only makes you feel fitter, happier and sexier, it also increases... read more »

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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... read more »

Novel way to tackle malaria parasite gene

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

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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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Nokia’s HERE ties up with Samsung

Nokia-owned digital maps company HERE has tied up with Samsung. This will see the launch of the app on Android platform. And, it will remain exclusive for Samsung Galaxy smartphones for the... read more »

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GDP up 5.7% to 10-quarter high

Beating expectations, India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at 5.7 per cent during April-June, the highest in 10 quarters. Though it came on a low statistical base of 4.7 per cent... read more »

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Records tumble as Sensex, Nifty hit at new highs on inflows

Riding high on capital inflows, the benchmark Sensex on Thursday rose 77.96 points to end at new peak of 26,638.11 and logged the seventh straight month of gains in August as investors... read more »

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Porn sites ‘hydra-headed’: Supreme Court

Concerned over the increasing number of pornographic websites, the Supreme Court on Friday said these sites were “hydra-headed,” and that “if you block one, 10 others will pop up in... read more »

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Indian fisherman died a month ago in Karachi jail

One more Indian fisherman Bala Naran Singad from Sonari village, Una taluka of Gujarat died in Karachi jail on the night of July 24, according to information given by local activists who... read more »

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I used the word Hindi not Hindu, says Najma

Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Friday attempted to quash the controversy triggered by her remark that all citizens could be called Hindu, clarifying that her reference... read more »

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We have a lot of options for top slot: Suresh Raina

India on Friday suffered a setback with opener Rohit Sharma being ruled out of the remainder of the series but star batsman Suresh Raina said the visitors have enough options to fill in for... read more »

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US Open: Federer improves night record to 26-1

Roger Federer thrived in the New York spotlight as the Swiss dominated Sam Groth 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to win his 26th career night match at the US Open. The second seed needed one and... read more »

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Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open

Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory. Two points from defeat, the diminutive Italian rallied to... read more »

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Australia ramps up sanctions against Russia

Australia has ratcheted up sanctions against Russia in line with the United States and European Union in response to Russian soldiers openly violating Ukraine sovereignty. Prime Minister... read more »

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Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school

Officials said a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping to his death. Chengguan... read more »

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Pakistan protestors head to Nawaz Sharif’s house

Protestors in Islamabad on Monday moved beyond the Secretariat area and headed towards the Prime Minister’s House. At least five people were injured as the police fired tear gas, rubber... read more »

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