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Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed for 4th day

Efforts to restore the nearly 300-km highway, the only all-weather surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was hampered by continuous rain and snowfall in Ramban-Banihal-Qazigund sectors, forcing authorities to suspend traffic on the arterial road for the fourth day today, a spokesman... read more »

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Naxal attack ‘cowardly, dastardly’ act: Sonia Gandhi

Saluting the CRPF men for their supreme and unforgettable sacrifices, Sonia Gandhi said her thoughts and prayers were with the families of the victims. read more »

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Haqqanis, LeT, JeM should be treated like terror groups: India

"The unimpeded and increasingly brutal terrorist attacks, the territorial gains by terrorist groups with support from outside Afghanistan and the emerging grave humanitarian crises are all portents of dreadful times," India's Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin... read more »

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India successfully test-fires BrahMos missile

India today successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, which is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg, from a test range along the Odisha... read more »

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Twelve CRPF men killed in Naxal attack in Sukma district

Senior police officials of Sukma district said that Maoist rebels opened indiscriminate fire on a road opening party (ROP) between Bhejji and Kuttacheru at around 9am. 11 security personnel were killed in the attack while three others were... read more »

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SC rejects plea seeking Salman Khan’s bail cancellation

The Supreme Court dismissed on Monday a petition seeking cancellation of bail of film star Salman Khan who was convicted and sentenced in a hit-and-run case. The apex court bench headed by Chief... read more »

Sonakshi Sinha to play RAW agent in ‘Force 2...

Actress Sonakshi Sinha will star opposite John Abraham in upcoming action drama “Force 2” . The 28-year-old “Dabangg” actress is set to play... read more »

Salman, Munni win hearts in latest track

The makers of upcoming movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan have released a brand new song with the title ‘Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata’. The song was teased by Salman... read more »

Halle Berry would love to star in ‘X-Men’ f...

Actress Halle Berry wants to star as Storm in her own “X-Men” spin-off movie. The 48-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who appeared as the superhero... read more »

After Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor joins FTII debate

The FTII debate on Friday heightened with several celebrities coming out in protest against Chairman Gajendra Chauhan over his suspension. First Anupam Kher... 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 »

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

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...

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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Pizza maker Papa John’s hands insured for a whopping 10 M p...

Seems like Papa John’s has taken their love for pizza to another level as the company has recently insured its founder’s hands for 10 million pounds. Tabloid media revealed that Papa John... read more »

Haldiram products under scanner!

Maharashtra government today asked its health regulator to check samples of Haldiram’s packaged snacks to find if they are fit for human... read more »

FSSAI to review caffeine standards in beverages

Food safety regulator FSSAI has decided to review caffeine standards in caffeinated and energy drinks and is looking for an agency to study the consumption... read more »

Foodies beware! Junk food could make you ‘depress...

If you love gorging on fast food, chances are that you might end up being depressed, claims a new study. San Diego State University researchers analysed almost... read more »

Time management in kitchen

For a working professional, be it a man or a woman, managing one’s time spent in the kitchen is very important. Not everyday can one think of ordering... read more »

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Google takes anti-net neutrality stance in India: Report

Global search engine giant Google is possibly lobbying against net neutrality in India by asking the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to support zero rating plans that allow people to... read more »

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Top six features you need...

After the guessing game that went on for months, Google has finally announced its next Android iteration will be named after the sweet treat... read more »

Mobile app for paperless tickets in Mumbai suburban

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday launched a mobile ticketing app for unreserved tickets that will cover 35 stations between the 123 km long... read more »

Science Express this year’s theme to be Climate C...

Now the government has taken up the initiative to aware people about the changing climate and related woes. To address the issues, now India will see a Climate... read more »

Facebook to now help spot malware on computers

Social networking giant Facebook has partnered security software firm Kasperky to help its users detect and clean malware from their computers. ‘Malware’... read more »

Health & Fitness

It takes two livers to save an obese patient

An obese man requiring liver transplant had to seek donation from two of his family members as the portion of liver donated by one was not sufficient. Sameer Mitra, 46, weighed 93kg. Doctors had to... read more »

Tips to reduce weight in 10 days

Do you wish to reduce weight within 10 ten days? If you eat right, perform the correct exercises and follow a healthy regime, you are bound to lose... read more »

Coffee not responsible for obesity, diabetese

Coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes, according to a first-of-its-kind study that used genes to... read more »

Cinnamon, peppermint oil- A new answer to chronic wound...

You must have heard that health is wealth and that stands true for all those who suffer from chronic wounds in India. Ending miseries of all, we have a good... read more »

Poor sanitation practices leads to unfavorable pregnanc...

Indian ladies suffer majorly during pregnancy! Besides household chores and other responsibilities there are several other reasons which hamper the growth of a... read more »

Culture

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 »

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...

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 ...

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

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

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 »

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 »

Cambodian monks call for action against Buddha’s ...

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 »

tennis

Sania, Paes in Wimbledon finals with partners

Sania Mirza creates history to set herself up for her first ever women’s doubles Grand Slam title while seasoned pro Leander Paes is now one win away from his 16th Major trophy as the two Indian... read more »

Kyrgios in ‘racist’ spat with swim leg...

Temperamental Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios slammed swimming legend Dawn Fraser as a “blatant racist” today after she told him to... read more »

Serena, Sharapova set for Wimbledon semi-final showdown

Serena Williams survived a scare to book a Wimbledon semi-final showdown with old rival Maria Sharapova as the world number one battled back to defeat Victoria... read more »

Murray, Federer, Wawrinka, Gasquet enter quarters

2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray outlasted the big serving of Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic to reach the quarter-finals, while seven-time champion Roger... read more »

Nick Krygios to play Davis Cup tie for Australia

Nick Kyrgios Monday reaffirmed his commitment to Australia`s Davis Cup team amid fears he could pull out in protest at Tennis Australia dumping Bernard... read more »

golf

Lahiri gives up early gains in first round

India’s Anirban Lahiri continued his European journey in style after registering an even par score through 13 holes in the first round of the Scottish Open, here today. Lahiri, 28, one of the four... read more »

Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag on ...

Golfer Bubba Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the contentious Confederate battle banner on his “General Lee” Dodge Charger from... read more »

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boxing

‘Sweeper’ boxer Krishna Rout seeks a job of dignity f...

Former national boxer Krishna Rout, who has been cleaning open drains for the past 15 years as a temporary worker of Howrah Municipal Corporation, on Saturday said he would appeal to Chief Minister... read more »

Boxing legend Mohammad Ali’s doctor plays do...

American boxing legend Mohammad Ali’s doctor has reportedly played down fears concerning the former world heavyweight champion’s... read more »

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Double points for Force India at British GP

Sahara Force India today enjoyed its second successive double points finish with Nico Hulkenberg finishing seventh and Sergio Perez ninth at their home race, British Grand Prix, here. At seventh,... read more »

Haryana girls dominate wrestling trials

Veteran Geeta Phogat and youngster Vinesh qualified for the World Wrestling Championships for women even as an injured Babita Kumari missed the... read more »

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I won’t make anarkali suits, imperfection is my thing

From village Jogewala in Moga district to France, fashion designer Navjeet Kaur recalls a journey straight out of a movie script. Over samosas squeezed between white bread slices and non-herbal tea... read more »

Say no to vitamin B12 to keep pimples at bay

Tired of pimples on your skin? A new research claims that staying away from vitamin B12 will keep off painful acne. According to the new UCLA... read more »

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Mayawati No 3, Alleges Rigging In What BJP Pegs As ‘Farewel...

As the BJP headed for a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, former Chief Minister Mayawati blamed it on largescale rigging and threatened to complain to the Election Commission and go to court and... read more »

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Punjab Poll Results: PM Modi Congratulates Amarind...

The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine received a major drubbing in these Assembly elections. read more »

Assembly Election Result 2017: We Are Disappointed, Wil...

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The AAP on Saturday said it was disappointed over losing the Punjab election but added that becoming the main opposition in the border state was also an... read more »

Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Harish Rawat Loses B...

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The Congress was trounced in Uttarakhand by the BJP today, leading only in 13 of the state's 70 seats at 1.30 pm. The BJP is leading in 58 seats at 3.15 pm. ... read more »

Akhilesh Yadav’s Unforced Errors Will Impact His ...

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It turns out that Akhilesh Yadav's big decisions in his attempt to stretch his political legs far from his father have backfired spectacularly. The 44-year-old... read more »

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Will Mayor Of Lucknow Be Next UP Chief Minister? Up To Party, He Says

Dinesh Sharma, the Mayor of Lucknow, says the mandate for him and other state leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi was simple - win a majority in Uttar Pradesh. Mr Sharma, who had... read more »

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DRDO Test-Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile From Odisha Coa...

India successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast today. The missile is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg. read more »

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Goa’s Laxmikant Parsekar Loses; Close Contest Between Congr...

In a setback to BJP, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was today humbled in his sitting seat Mandrem by Congress candidate Dayanand Sopte, as the ruling and opposition parties appeared... read more »

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Crude oil futures plunge Rs 68 on weak Asian cues

NEW DELHI: Crude oil futures fell sharply by Rs 68 to Rs 2,990 per barrel on Thursday as speculators reduced bets amid a weakening trend in Asian trade. At Multi Commodity Exchange, crude... read more »

Idea gets shareholders nod to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore

Idea Cellular said its shareholders have approved to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore through issue of non-convertible securities on private placement basis in one or more tranches The company,... read more »

Uber a good brand, but its products not tuned to Indian customers...

While Uber is a good brand with good products, competitor Ola’s Co-Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal feels it trails in India because its products are not tuned to the needs of the... read more »

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Jeev to captain Asia in EurAsia Cup

Seasoned Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh will captain the Asian team against a Darren Clarke-led Europe in the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM in Kuala Lumpur from January 15-17 next... read more »

South African cricket team arrives in India for Gandhi-Mandela se...

New Delhi: A formidable South African cricket team arrived in India on Sunday for a two-and-a-half month long series to begin on October 2 with the first T20 International (T20I) against... read more »

Faf du Plessis expects to face an aggressive Team India

It won’t be wrong to say that the coming T20 series between India and South Africa will be the start of a tune-up for the two heavyweights in run-up to the ICC World Twenty20 next... read more »

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William sisters opt out of doubles

Sisters Serena and Venus Williams, who have won the doubles title five times, withdrew from the Wimbledon women’s doubles on Tuesday. No immediate reason has been given for the... read more »

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova attend WTA pre-Wimbeldon bash

Tennis stars seem to be gearing up before hitting Wimbledon as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic were recently spotted toasting one another at the roof gardens in... read more »

Sania-Cara qualify for Year-End World finals in Singapore

The Indo-Zimbawbwean combination of Sania Mirza and Cara Black became the fourth pair to qualify for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, next month. It would be Mirza’s maiden... read more »

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7 Dead As Iran Teen Botches Homemade Fireworks

An Iranian teenager, who was making fireworks at home for a festival ahead of the Persian New Year blew up his home, killing himself and six other family members, a prosecutor said on... read more »

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Suspend Premium Processing Of Work Visas For Foreign Doctors: US ...

Three influential American Senators have sought lifting of the suspension of premium processing of work visas of foreign doctors, including from India, who commit to work in rural areas in... read more »

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Wants ‘Great Wall Of SteelR...

Xi issued the traditional military rallying call on Friday, during a session of the National People's Congress, China's annual parliament in Beijing, The Guardian reported. read more »

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