10:49 pm - Friday July 11, 2014

Indonesia deadlock: Court may determine new president

A day after Indonesia’s presidential elections failed to produce a clear winner, Jakarta’s police chief promised to prevent violence by cracking down on anyone celebrating prematurely. With both candidates continuing to claim victory, the next leader of the world’s third-largest democracy... read more »


‘There was no big bang announcement for us’

The Union Finance Budget has no special announcements for high-income families, whose hopes for a massive restructuring of the tax system found no mention in Arun Jaitley’s speech. One such family that lives in adjoining Noida is the Kandharis, a six-member household, including three children and... read more »


Zohra Sehgal, doyenne of Indian theatre, dies at 102

Zohra Sehgal, a quintessential Bollywood diva who essayed character roles with aplomb in a career spanning over seven decades in both theatre and cinema, died in New Delhi on Thursday. She was 102. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sehgal breathed her last at Max hospital in New Delhi at around 4.30... read more »


Mizoram Governor Vakkom Purushothaman resigns

Mr. Purushothaman, who announced his decision here this morning, said his secretary had sent across the resignation letter to the Rashtrapati Bhavan from Aizwal a little earlier. Mr. Purushothaman’s resignation comes in the wake of his transfer to Nagaland. Coming down heavily on the NDA... read more »

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Union Budget 2014-15 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Full text of spe...

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented his maiden budget. Here is the text of the full speech.     Click here for the full text of speech of Union Finance Minister Arun... 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 »


10 Cruel things men do to women

Here, we bring the top 10 cruel things that men do to women… 1. Having the biggest ego: Ever wondered why men hate taking directions and prefer hunting out the place on their own, even if it means 2 hours delay and waste of gas. Well, the answer is the big ego... read more »


Women are most attractive at 31

Women are at their attractive bets when they are 31-that’s the precise age when, according to a survey, they are considered most beautiful. The poll of 2,000 men and women, commissioned by the shopping channel QVC to celebrate its Beauty Month, found that females... read more »


How IBM’s Watson Will Make Your Meals Tastier

Coleslaw is a fairly straightforward dish to make. And yet, Dawn Perry, Bon Appetit’s senior food editor, recently found herself staring at list of ingredients for a Fourth of July slaw that included a strange array of flavors: cabbage, tamarind, mayo, buttermilk,... read more »


Everything You Need to Know About Facebook’s Controversial Emotion Experiment

The closest any of us who might have participated in Facebook’s huge social engineering study came to actually consenting to participate was signing up for the service. Facebook’s Data Use Policy warns users that Facebook “may use the information we receive about... read more »


Yahoo Is Keeping Community Alive for a 6th Season

Community is one step closer to ”six seasons and a movie.” Today, Sony Pictures Television announced that the series, which NBC cancelled in May, will return this fall on Yahoo Screen for a sixth 13-episode season. For five seasons, “six seasons and a... read more »


How Facebook Moved twenty Billion Instagram Photos Without You knowing

Your Instagram photos aren’t where they used to be. This spring, even as some 200 million people were using Instagram on their smartphones, a small team of engineers moved the photo sharing service from Amazon’s cloud computing service—where it was built in... read more »


Andrew Stern The husband of “Deal Or No Deal” suitcase model Katie C...

The husband of “Deal Or No Deal” suitcase model Katie Cleary shot himself to death … just weeks after she was photographed getting cozy with Leo DiCaprio and Adrian Grenier. He shot himself in the head Sunday while he was at a shooting range in the... read more »


CBI questions West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper...

New Delhi – CBI on Friday questioned West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan as a “witness” in connection with its probe into allegations of bribery in the Rs. 3600-crore VVIP chopper deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland. The 80-year-old Mr. Narayanan was... read more »


Supreme Court to hear plea on Vodafone tax dues on July 1

The Supreme Court will hear a PIL July 1 seeking directions to the government to discharge its statutory obligation by recovering Rs.20,000 crore tax dues from telecom giant Vodafone. An apex court bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Shiva Kriti Singh said they... read more »

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“Bombay Velvet” made Anushka Sharma pile on 35 kilos ...

New Delhi – Much has been written about the interesting and unusual casting of Anurag Kashyap`s `Bombay Velvet`. The film still has some months ahead of its release but the buzz around it... read more »


Riteish Deshmukh bags Bank Chor!

Riteish Deshmukh was recently announced as the new male lead of Y-Films’ ‘Bank-Chor’. YRF has decided to really scale up the... read more »

Shocking facts about Pamela Anderson


Blonde beauty Pamela Anderson is best known for her assets, her stint in Baywatch and for her sizzling pictures on the cover of Playboy. Be it going under the... read more »

Bollywood ‘Baby Doll’ Sunny Leone starrer s...


Sunny Leone is once again all the rage on YouTube with her latest video song ‘Pink Lips’. Bollywood ‘Baby Doll’ Sunny Leone-starrer song... read more »

Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez Idolises Jacque...


Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez was recently happy to learn that her Kick co-star Salman Khan compared her to yesteryear’s glamorous actress... read more »

Holiday Ideas

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 »


10 breath freshening foods

1. Water! Water! Water!: Water is a quick and an easily accessible remedy for rapidly making that breath fresh. And it is a simple tip to follow. Just swish and swirl some water in the mouth as if... read more »

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This monsoon, make bombils Parsi-style!

The way Parsis enjoy Bombay Duck is distinct from other communities. Says Pervin Marzban Bilimoria who loves to cook the fish, “Vinegar is the... read more »

Foods to try in Amsterdam


The eats you just have to indulge in on your next visit to the Dutch capital Having evolved from being a city on the bank of the river Amstel in the 12th... read more »

Recipe: Konkani egg curry


Ingredients: Four eggs, half cup finely chopped onion, three or four medium sized tomatoes (blanched and skin removed), one tsp chopped ginger, one tsp chopped... read more »

Tiramisu: Recipe


Your guide to whipping up the mouth-watering Italian dessert.Ingredients Nine teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in one and a half cups of water... read more »

Sci - Tech

This device may ‘kill’ computer mouse

WASHINGTON: A thimble-like device that sits at the end of your finger and allows you to interact with the virtual world in three dimensions may render the indispensable computer mouse obsolete. The... read more »


Indian joint winner of George Polya Prize

Nikhil Srivastava, a young Indian mathematician, has become the first joint winner of the prestigious 2014 George Polya Prize for finding a solution... read more »


Lava Magnum X604_5

A new 6-inch phablet is going to hit the shelves under brand Lava. The newly launched phablet dubbedMagnum X604 is now available for Rs 11,999. The phablet... read more »

Titan could have own Dead Sea


The ocean inside one of Saturn’s moons could be as salty as the Dead Sea, NASA scientists have found. The data comes from the Cassini space probe’s... read more »

Know all about latest Oppo Find 7: Specifications, Feat...

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Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo kicked off its India operations earlier this year and has since then launched a host of smartphones including the flagship Find... read more »

Health & Fitness

Achieve toned midriff with right food, exercise

Personal trainer and outdoor fitness expert Rob Jones shares five tips to achieve the toned stomach, reports femalefirst.co.uk.It’s not all about sit-ups: Sit-ups and ab crunches work your... read more »


11 tricks that’ll change your shape

Slimming doesn’t have to mean making dramatic changes to your lifestyle overnight. In fact, small — often apparent — changes added together... read more »

Don’t save for future? You may be ignoring health


If you are not inclined to save for the future, you may also have a tendency to ignore your health as researchers have found that poor physical health and... read more »

Tips to tackle swollen feet


Whether it’s due to the heat or pregnancy issues or even stress, swollen feet can wreck havoc on your daily routine. Here are a few remedies to help... read more »

5 Eat right ways to a slim you


Don’t miss meals Have at least three meals or then four smaller ones at a certain time everyday. These should contain enough cereal, protein and... read more »


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 »


Vatican: Too early to confirm 2025 Orthodox-Catholic summit

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican spokesman said it’s premature to suggest a gathering between Catholic and Orthodox faiths to mark the 1700th anniversary of the first church council held in Nicea in... 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... 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 »

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 »

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Vodafone to go ahead with arbitration

Telecom major Vodafone, which is locked in a Rs 20,000-crore tax dispute, on Thursday said it will continue with the arbitration process as the government has decided not to drop... read more »

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold, silver extend gains on sustained buying

Gold prices rose further by Rs 75 to Rs 28,200 per 10 grams on Thursday, extending Wednesday’s gains in New Delhi on increased buying by jewellers and retailers amid a firming global... read more »


Infosys net profit up in first quarter

Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd posted a net profit of Rs.2,866 crore for the first quarter (April—June) of this fiscal (2014—15), registering 21.6 percent year—on—year (YoY) and... read more »

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4 injured in blast near police station in Pune, ATS to probe

A low-intensity blast triggered by an IED planted in a bike parked in front of a police station in the heart of the city on Thursday left four persons injured, one of them a Constable, even... read more »


Jharkhand: NCW demands action for minor raped as punishment for b...

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday demanded action after a 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped on the orders of her community’s head in Jharkhand’s Bokaro... read more »


IIT for sure, AIIMS comes a cropper

Close on the heels of the raw deal in the Railway budget, the State’s wish list for the maiden Union Budget of the Narendra Modi government has largely been ignored. The only solace is... read more »

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Testing times begin for Dhoni’s men

India’s batting display will hinge on the starts, while the pacers will relish the conditions The postcard visuals around Trent Bridge, the venue of the first Test here from Wednesday,... read more »


Klose breaks World Cup scoring record

Mirolsav Klose became the World Cup’s all-time top scorer on Tuesday scoring in Germany’s apparent rout of Brazil to take his goal tally in the tournament to 16. The 36-year-old... read more »


Germany impose historic 7-1 World Cup defeat on Brazil

Brazil have never suffered such a big defeat in any international tournament and never put on such a shambolic defense performance as during an 18-minute period when Germany scored four... read more »

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11 dead in kindergarten bus accident

All 11 people, including eight kindergarten children, died after a minivan fell into a pond Thursday in central China’s Hunan Province, rescuers confirmed early on Friday. The... read more »


Chinese hackers go after U.S. workers’ personal data

Federal authorities are investigating a breach of the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management, which stores detailed data on up to 5 million U.S. government employees and... read more »


Germany orders US intelligence chief out of country

Germany’s federal government has ordered the US intelligence station chief at the Berlin embassy to leave the country – before he is expelled – after a second double agent was... read more »

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