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Iran releases British-Iranian woman on bail

TEHRAN: Iranian authorities released a British-Iranian woman on bail, the semi-official ISNA news agency said. The report quoted Sousan Moshtaghian, mother of Ghoncheh Ghavami, as saying a judge released her daughter on nearly $30,000 bail ahead of an appeal. “My daughter has insisted in the... read more »

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India’s Father Kuriakose Chavara and Sister Euphrasia canonised by Pope in ...

Two Kerala-born Indian Catholics Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia were canonized by Pope Francis on Sunday at St Peter’s Square in Vatican. Back in Kerala, special prayers and meetings were held in all places linked to the life and death of Chavara and Euphrasia. A large number... read more »

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Iran nuclear deal: Deadline day brings talk of extension

Negotiators in Vienna, Austria, are set to make a final push to try to reach a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme ahead of a 23:00 GMT deadline. They said earlier “serious gaps” remained, suggesting that an extension could be agreed instead. World powers – the US, UK, Russia,... read more »

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PM Narendra Modi expects fruitful cooperation from opposition; praises them...

Winter session of Parliament beginning today is all set to be a contentious affair with several Opposition parties deciding to oppose the insurance bill and corner the government on black money issue. Left parties, Trinamool Congress, JD(U), RJD, Samajwadi Party and BSP have decided to make a... read more »

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Senior Congress leader Murli Deora dead

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Murli Deora, 77 passed away early morning on Monday after a prolonged illness. The veteran leader died at 3:25am. He is survived by his wife and two son sons including former Congress MP and minister Milind Deora. Senior Congress leader and former... read more »

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The key to successs

One of the common purposes of life for most of us is to achieve success that gives rise to prosperity, peace, happiness, and a sense of inner fulfillment. In our journey to achieve success in different walks of life; some of us grow and develop, while others seem to be... read more »

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Six awful things you can say to a guy

Things were going swimmingly well until your last outburst. He has suddenly gone into a shell and snapped all communication with you. You fear having meandered into a forbidden territory, and that things might never be the same again. But still can’t point at... read more »

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6 sneaky ways to make your room look bigger

From optical illusion to colour schemes and fine art, there are plenty of ideas to dig into for a more spacious-looking living space1. Don’t clutter with furniture“People tend to have too much furniture in their house in a bid to show off their taste. This... 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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Shilpa Shetty meets Arnold Schwarzenegger at a boxing match

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty struck up a pose with Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger in Macau, where the duo were present to watch a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri. While... read more »

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Farhan goes through rigorous training for his new ...

Farhan Akhtar had mesmerized the audience with his 360 degree transformation during Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The actor not only gave an outstanding... read more »

Kim Kardashian disappointed after India trip gets cance...

Kim Kardashian plans `X-rated` Christmas gift for Kanye West

American reality TV star Kim Kardashian, whose maiden trip toIndia was cancelled due to visa issues, says she will soon try to come back and meet her fans... read more »

Bigg Boss 8: Kim Kardashian to be paid Rs.5 crore?

Top five celebrity makeovers

The firangi connection of Bigg Boss house always gains the much needed attention. This time to walk on the cake is Hollywood socialite and reality TV star Kim... read more »

Salman Khan Decorates Entire Galaxy Apartment Building ...

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Salman Khan and his family seem to be leaving no stone unturned to make youngest beti Arpita Khan’s wedding an affair to remember. The entire Galaxy... read more »

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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: Lasagna with meat sauce

Ingredients: – 1 lb ground mutton – 3/4 lb bulk pork sausage – 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce – 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste – 2 garlic cloves, minced – 2... read more »

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Recipe: Kaju jeera rice

A little experimentation can do wonders, especially when it comes to cooking techniques. While delectable jeera rice has been a great dish, addition... read more »

Recipe: Cheesy pasta

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Ingredients – One packet of penne – One each of red capsicum and yellow capsicum – Two tsp corn flour or plain flour (maida) – One... read more »

Fresh fruit ice pops, anyone?

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The heat is on and looks like it’s going to stay that way until the end of October. How about tucking into special foods and beverages to battle the hot... read more »

Recipe: Masala omelette

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Masala omelette is an all time favourite. The easiest dish to make on the go, you can fluff it up and add a variety of toppings like mushrooms, capsicum,... read more »

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How glass can help build super-fast computers

New research demonstrates how glass could be manipulated to create a material that would allow computers to transfer information using light. This may significantly increase computer processing... read more »

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Synthetic biology key to space exploration

WASHINGTON: Synthetic biology may hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars, say scientists. Researchers have found that... read more »

Uranus-like planet discovered 25,000 light years away

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The first known exoplanet resembling Uranus in our own solar system has been detected orbiting a distant star 25,000 light years from earth, astronomers... read more »

Isro says India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is on targ...

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Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in Bangalore are preparing for a series of actions as the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will reach a... read more »

‘God particle’ could demolish the universe, :Hawking...

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The elusive ‘God particle’ discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has... read more »

Health & Fitness
Winter special: 5 fruits you must have to boost immunity

High-fruit diets can worsen depression

The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive and anxiety-like behaviour and alter how the brain responds to stress, the findings showed. “Our results... read more »

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Tips for keeping your heart healthy!

Irengbam Jenny A healthy heart is the way to healthy living, they say. Quite right! But with sedentary lifestyle, munching on junk food, alcohol... read more »

Burned out? Here’s how you can bounce back

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All of us reach that point in life when we feel thoroughly exhausted or mentally numb. Experts say that an increasing number of individuals today are getting... read more »

Healthy diet helps protect your kidney

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Andrew Smyth, MD at National University of Ireland Galway and his colleagues analyzed questionnaires completed by 544,635 participants of the National... read more »

When you’re obese and pregnant

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“Obese pregnant women are more likely to give birth to babies with excessive body fat and these children may grow up to be obese or overweight adults.... 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 »

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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 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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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 appearance at... read more »

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Li Na retires from tennis

Li Na, the two-time grand slam champion from China, has announced that she is quitting the game because of a long-term struggle with knee... read more »

Djokovic to skip Serbia’s Davis Cup tie against I...

Djokovic beats Nadal in Chile exhibition match

India’s chances of success in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie suddenly brightened considerably when World No.1 Novak Djokovic pulled out of the... read more »

With nod to Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic clinches firs...

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NEW YORK: Marin Cilic, his first Grand Slam title in hand after a straight-sets pounding of Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday, thanked Goran... read more »

Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

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For their 100th tournament title, the Bryan brothers broke out a new victory celebration. Not that they planned it this way. The twins were so excited to win... read more »

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Adani Power buys Avantha’s 600 MW plant for Rs 4,200 crore

MUMBAI: India’s largest e-commerce player Flipkart has closed a $500-600 million fresh financing round led by its existing large investors at a massive pre-money valuation of $10... read more »

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Flipkart raises $600 million in fresh funding at pre-money valuat...

MUMBAI: India’s largest e-commerce player Flipkart has closed a $500-600 million fresh financing round led by its existing large investors at a massive pre-money valuation of $10... read more »

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Gold futures up at Rs. 26,870 on short-covering

NEW DELHI, NOV 24:   Gold rose 0.37 per cent to Rs. 26,870 per 10 grams at the futures trade today as participants covered-up their short positions even as the metal dropped from... read more »

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Warner Bros. pushing movie delays from 28 to 56 days for Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster?

While HBO is reportedly not supplying DVDs directly to its rival Netflix, Warner Bros. is apparently flexing its muscle by working out agreements that will keep new release movies away... read more »

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Netflix explains its recommendation system, can’t find a re...

In case you’ve been wondering why Netflix tends to recommend the movies it does, there’s a post on the company’s Tech Blog breaking down the various levels of its... read more »

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The FAA wants you to have a pilot’s license to fly commerci...

If you’re planning to shoot your next movie using a drone, beware: you may need to meet some stringent conditions to stay in the Federal Aviation Administration’s good books. ... read more »

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Pankaj Advani swats away Paul Schopf

BANGALORE: With the airconditioning at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium working well, favourite Pankaj Advani, who struggled in the steamy conditions on the first two days, found some... read more »

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Dilip Vengsarkar received Col CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement awar...

Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar on 21 November 2014 received the prestigious BCCI-instituted Colonel C K Nayudu Lifetime achievement award. He was conferred with the award... read more »

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Ravi Shastri says, there’s no reason why India can’t ...

New Delhi: Team India’s director of cricket, Ravi Shastri gave pep talk in the hope of instilling confidence in the squad before leaving for the demanding tour of Australia on... read more »

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Serena Williams named 2013 WTA Player of the Year for fifth time

Serena Williams makes it three in a row at US Open

Serena Williams won the 18th Grand Slam title of her career on Sunday, beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 to claim a third consecutive trophy at the US Open. Williams joins Martina... read more »

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Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares clinch U.S. Open mixed doubles title

Sania Mirza clinched her third mixed doubles Grand Slam crown as she and partner Bruno Soares overcame a few anxious moments in the match tie-break to win the US Open here on Friday. The... read more »

Federer edges del Potro at ATP World Tour Finals

Federer reaches US Open Semifinals

Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday night and reach the U.S. Open semifinals... read more »

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Nepal bus crash death toll rises to 47 as more bodies found

Emergency workers found three bodies immediately after the crash in mountainous Jajarkot district on Thursday, and pulled another 44 from the wreckage of the bus over the... read more »

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Iran nuclear deal: With deadline looming, US tells Iran to consid...

The U.S. told Iran on Sunday that it’s time to consider extending nuclear talks, in the first formal recognition by Washington that frenzied last-minute diplomacy may not be enough to... read more »

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Kenya Says It Has Killed Around 100 al-Shabaab Fighters

Extremists hit in retaliation for the slaying of 28 travelers on Saturday Kenya says it has killed around 100 al-Shabaab militants after pursuing them into Somalian territory. The deaths... read more »

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