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Vice Admiral Robin K Dhowan is the new Navy chief

Delhi – Vice Admiral Robin K Dhowan is the new chief of the Indian Navy. His appointment has been cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Vice Admiral Dhowan had taken over as the acting Naval Chief on February 26 after the incumbent, DK Joshi put in his papers owning... read more »

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Robotic submarine completes third search mission to search missing MH370

A mini-submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane’s wreckage on the floor of the Indian Ocean has completed a full 16-hour mission mission at its third attempt, authorities said today. Two previous missions by autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin 21, a US Navy probe equipped with... read more »

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Alliance in trouble, Chandrababu Naidu to speak to Narendra Modi today

Hyderabad – The 11-day-old alliance between the BJP and Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party seems headed for trouble over candidates being fielded by the BJP. Mr Naidu is expected to talk to Narendra Modi and BJP president Rajnath Singh today to iron out differences. (Elections 2014:... read more »

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Moderate to brisk polling in Karnataka

Voting began on a moderate to brisk note this morning in the single-phase elections for 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka amid tight security. In the initial two hours, the voting percentage across the state hovered around 10 per cent, officials said, adding, polling had been peaceful so far. The... read more »

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Today is India’s biggest voting day

Voters lined up at 7:00 am in 121 constituencies across 12 states where more than 16.61 crore voters are eligible to cast ballots. 45 of the 121 seats that will be decided today are with the Congress and its allies; the BJP and its allies hold 47. Voting today is being held in states... read more »

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Drinking coffee could cut risk of dying from liver cirrhosis

Washington – Researchers have said that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day reduces the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66 per cent, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis. Lead researcher, Dr. Woon-Puay Koh with Duke-NUS Graduate... read more »

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Researchers successfully treat brain tumor with sound waves

Washington – For the very first time, Swiss researchers have successfully treated a part of a recurring glioma tumor non-invasively using focused sound waves. The procedure was conducted at the Focused Ultrasound Center of University Children’s Hospital... read more »

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What to do before morning workout?

Los Angeles – Working out in the morning may seem like a pain but it’s the best way for a healthy start to the day. Working out in the morning kickstarts one’s metabolism and helps you in burning more fat during the day. So make sure you rise early... read more »

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I don’t think game of cricket owes us anything, says Kumar Sangakkara

Mirpur – Kumar Sangakkara`s eloquence is unquestionable and he was grace personified on the final day of his T20 International career stating that it was a privilege to play the sport and it “does not owe anything to the players”. It turned out to be... read more »

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Heart responds differently to exercise in men and women

Washington – Researchers have said that the formula for peak exercise heart rate that doctors have used for decades to diagnose heart conditions may be flawed as it does not account for differences between men and women. The simple formula of “220 minus... read more »

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Why Mediterranean diet is good for your heart

Washington – New research has provided further evidence of the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells – the two markers of inflammation. Inflammation has an association with... read more »

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Sleep quality does affect decision-making ability

New York – Fragmented or lower sleep efficiency may affect executive function as it is linked to decline in cognitive abilities of older people over a period of three to four years, a study has found. Poor sleep quality is associated with a 40 to 50 percent... read more »

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Tuberculosis (TB) : How can it be prevented?

Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs. TB is caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air when people who have an... read more »

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New blood test could predict risk of sudden cardiac death

Washington – A researcher has found that a simple blood test can predict a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death. Samuel C. Dudley , M.D., Ph.D, chief of cardiology at the CVI, said that the primary prevention model for at-risk patients in the U.S. is to... read more »

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Sleep apnoea could lead to elevated blood sugar levels

Washington: Researchers have linked sleep apnoea with elevated blood sugar levels, raising fears that people with the condition could be at an increased risk of cardiovascular illness and mortality. The research analysed 5,294 participants from the multinational... read more »

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Ranbir Kapoor’s Bombay Velvet look revealed

The energy and effort Ranbir Kapoor has spent in keeping his Bombay Velvet look secret has come to naught with paparazzi pictures from the sets of the Anurag Kashyap-directed film flooding social... read more »

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Sunny Leone to host seventh season of dating reali...

Adult filmstar Sunny Leone will host the upcoming seventh season of popular reality show ‘Splitsvilla’. Splitsvilla, aired on MTV India,... read more »

Gulzar selected for Dadasaheb Phalke award

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Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi and Tere Bina Zindagi Se besides directing critically acclaimed films like Aandhi and... read more »

Movie review : Bhoothnath Returns

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Bhoothnath Returns is utterly entertaining and yet manages to deliver a nuanced social message. When you sit down to watch Nitesh Tiwari’s directorial... read more »

Sushmita Sen on Comedy Nights With Kapil

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Sushmita Sen who has been missing in action for over three years will soon be seen in Comedy Nights With Kapil. The leggy actress is set to make a comeback... 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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Goodness of tropical fruits

The tropics is blessed with sunshine all year long along with abundant rainfall and some of the most popular fruits in the world. Read on to find out about their health benefits as well. Passion... read more »

McDonald`s shuts down `advice` website post criticism

McDonald`s shuts down `advice` website post critic...

New York – Fast food chain McDonald’s Corp has shut down a website that warned its own employees against eating fast food, after it garnered... read more »

Ingredients and drinks that help you relax under stress...

Ingredients and drinks that help you relax under stress revealed

Washington – Looking for some quick remedies that will help you relax and calm down after a stressful day at the office? Well, look no further. Food... read more »

Now, `eat your way skinny` with dumbbell cutlery set

Now, `eat your way skinny` with dumbbell cutlery set

Washington – Have you gained weight this festive season? Replace your silverware with the dumbbell cutlery set. The dumbbell cutlery set helps you build... read more »

Winter special: 5 fruits you must have to boost immunit...

Winter special: 5 fruits you must have to boost immunity

Winter is a time when those whacky cold winds can give you cold and flu and other seasonal health disorders. So one needs to have not just a healthy diet, but... read more »

Sci - Tech
Nasa reaffirms support to India's Mars orbiter mission: Isro

NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO

Washington – US space agency NASA today said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India’s ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Synthetic... read more »

E-mail authentication reduces phishing scams: Google

Commentary: How to get a job at Google

Mountain View, Calif. -  Last June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The New York Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people... read more »

Government announced the launch of an online informatio...

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New Delhi -  Government today announced the launch of an online information guide, Vikaspedia, for social sectors, and software tools to develop... read more »

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow in 2014: Gartn...

The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone

Growth in global smartphone revenue is expected to slow this year as cheaper devices hit the market and weigh on average selling prices, research firm Gartner... read more »

HTC to launch cheaper smartphones to return to profit

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Smarting from growing losses, Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp says it will expand its range of cheaper products as it fixes off-target marketing for its premium... read more »

Health & Fitness
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Drinking green tea improves working memory

Green tea has been linked to many other health benefits including the risk of developing cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This research was conducted at the University Hospital of Basel... read more »

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Dark chocolate may help prevent obesity, diabetes

Ingredients in dark chocolate may help ward off obesity and type-2 diabetes, according to a new study. A particular type of antioxidant in cocoa can... read more »

WhatsAppitis: Doctors say it’s real and your thum...

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The prestigious medical journal The Lancet has declared that ‘WhatsAppitis’ is a credible disease after diagnosing a 34-year-old-patient with “bilateral... read more »

Smoking increases risk of TB recurrence

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Regular tobacco smoke increases the risk of recurrence of tuberculosis in patients, a new study has found. The study published Monday provides critical new... read more »

Healthy diet in midlife slashes dementia by 90 per cent

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Plenty of vegetables, fruit and fish from the age of 40 slashes the risk of developing the killer brain disease by 90 per cent. A study has found that a higher... read more »

Culture
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India showcases military might, culture blend on 65th Republic Da...

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

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‘India’s political culture has crippled intelligen...

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

Know what stories do to your brain?

Know what stories do to your brain?

New York – Good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes, figuratively. Now is the time to see what a good novel may do to your brain. Researchers... read more »

Religion
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 famed temple, the total earnings in the... read more »

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

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

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

Nepal findings confirm early date of Buddha’s lif...

Nepal findings confirm early date of Buddha's life!

Kathmandu – Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating back to the sixth century... read more »

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Reliance’s polyester plant at Silvassa starts production

Energy and petrochemicals giant Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today said that it had commissioned its new Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) facility at Silvassa, the capital of the Union... read more »

Infosys to develop software for chinese firm

Infosys may touch Rs 4200: Hitesh Shah

Hitesh Shah, IT Analyst at IDFC Securities told CNBC-TV18, “We are looking at about 12-13 percent growth in dollar revenues in Infosys which is what is the most important figure from... read more »

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Analysis: Growth continues to elude Infosys, despite robust deal ...

Infosys expects to grow at a much slower pace in FY15 than the rest of the industry. The company surrendered its leadership position a while ago, but a single digit revenue forecast for... read more »

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Priyanka Gandhi starts campaign with swipe at Narendra Modi

Raebareli – Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today urged voters in Uttar Pradesh to reject Narendra Modi and his party, the BJP. “You have to decide whether you want politics where... read more »

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No war, says BJP leader Maneka Gandhi after Priyanka’s forc...

New Delhi/Raebareli – BJP leader Maneka Gandhi tried today to check talk of a growing family feud between her son, Varun, and his estranged cousin Priyanka. “There is no war at... read more »

Rahul Gandhi takes charge, says 'we are warriors'

Modi-ji, don’t try to fool India, says Rahul Gandhi in Biha...

Kishanganj / Bihar – At a rally in Kishanganj, Bihar, Rahul Gandhi made a rare direct reference to his political opponent, Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat who is running... read more »

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Do not compare ISL with IPL: Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly, one of the co-owners of the Kolkata stated that the Indian Super League (ISL) mustn’t be compared to cricket’s successful Indian Premier League (IPL) as yet. “Don’t... read more »

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Olympic legend Michael Phelps coming out of retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 22-time Olympic medalist will compete for the first time since the 2012... read more »

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Kolkata Knight Riders can create magic, says Mike Horn

New Delhi: Renowned adventurer and explorer Mike Horn shared his life experiences with the Kolkata Knight Riders as part of their build-up for the upcoming Indian Premier League and said... read more »

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2 dead as South Korea ferry with 476 passengers sinks

Dozens of military boats and helicopters scrambled on Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea’s... read more »

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Musharraf’s treason case hearing resumes

ISLAMABAD: The special court constituted to try former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday resumed his trial for high treason after his formal indictment last month. Justice... read more »

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Dozens of dead babies found in Brazil hospital horror

RIO DE JANEIRO: The bodies of 40 newborn babies and fetuses have been found abandoned in a Brazilian hospital morgue, some forgotten for years, authorities said on Monday, comparing it to a... read more »

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