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Ban on Amit Shah lifted, Azam Khan refuses to apologise

Lucknow: Azam Khan, a senior minister in Uttar Pradesh, today said he will not apologise for an alleged hate speech that led to him being banned from campaigning by the Election Commission. “I have not committed a crime,” Mr Khan told reporters today. The 55-year-old is a prominent... read more »

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Aam Aadmi Party’s Kumar Vishwas alleges ‘death threat’ in...

Amethi: Aam Aadmi Party’s Kumar Vishwas, who is contesting against Rahul Gandhi, says he fears a “threat to his life” after a Congress worker was seen in a video talking to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra about killing him. Mr Vishwas will file a police complaint against Priyanka and Rahul... read more »

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Samajwadi Party calls Election Commission’s decision on Amit Shah as ...

Terming Election Commission’s decision to revoke the ban on BJP leader Amit Shah’s participation in election campaigning as “unfortunate”, Samajwadi Party today said that it was an “injustice” to party leader Mohd Azam Khan. “The decision of EC to lift ban... read more »

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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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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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Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger spends 2 hours a day ...

London – Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he still performs the stunts on his own despite his age. The 66-year-old actor, who has performed all his stunts in the... 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... read more »

Sunny Leone to host seventh season of dating reality sh...

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

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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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...

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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 »

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 »

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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Abhay Savargaonkar named Airtel CTO

New Delhi: Jagbir Singh, chief technology officer of Bharti Airtel Ltd, has resigned and will be replaced by Abhay Savargaonkar, who was the head of network operations for the country’s... read more »

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eBay partners with traders’ association

New Delhi: Online marketplace eBay India on Thursday partnered with Delhi-based traders’ association Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), allowing local traders access to eBay’s... read more »

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Supreme Court ruling to add to complexities: telecom companies

New Delhi, April 18: The Supreme Court ruling allowing Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to audit accounts of telecom companies will become a larger issue for corporate India and not... read more »

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The Aam Aadmi Party furious over ‘fake letter’ in Varanasi, threatens to sue

Varanasi – The Aam Aadmi Party has blamed the BJP for a “fake” letter that has the party’s chief Arvind Kejriwal thanking jailed politician Mukhtar Ansari for... read more »

India to open first integrated check post along Bangladesh border

India releases 21 Pakistan prisoners

Amritsar – India released 21 Pakistani prisoners who were languishing in jails across the country due to delays in the identification processes. The newly released Pakistani prisoners... read more »

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Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Brisk polling in biggest round of Lok S...

Moderate to brisk voting was today recorded in the first five hours of polling across 12 states covering 121 constituencies in the fifth phase – the biggest of the nine-phased Lok Sabha... read more »

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Indian women’s hockey team defeat Ireland 3-1 in their first Test

New Delhi – Indian women’s hockey team registered a come-from-behind victory by getting the better of Ireland 3-1 in their first Test match played at Dublin, Ireland on... read more »

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Manchester City come from behind to draw 2-2 with Sunderland

Fernandinho’s second-minute strike was cancelled out by a second-half brace from Connor Wickham, before Samir Nasri earned a late draw for the hosts. City made their presence felt... read more »

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IPL 7: Dropped catch cost Mumbai Indians the game, says Lasith Ma...

He shone with the ball with a four-wicket haul but Mumbai Indians’ pacer Lasith Malinga feels responsible for the team’s IPL loss to Kolkata Knight Riders, saying that a dropped catch... read more »

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MH370: Underwater drone scans ocean floor for 5th time; frustration bubbles

An underwater drone dipped into the ocean Friday for its fifth trip to search for traces of the missing Malaysian plane as relatives of those aboard maintained their demand for... read more »

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Six killed in Mount Everest avalanche

KATHMANDU: At least six climbers have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, with all of the dead believed to be Nepalese sherpas working on the peak ahead of the... read more »

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33 killed in violent attacks in Iraq

BAGHDAD, April 17 (Xinhua) — Thirty-three people were killed and 36 wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq on Wednesday ahead of the country’s first parliamentary... read more »

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