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United Nations Security Council Calls For Immediate Ceasefire As Gaza Death...

United Nations – The UN Security Council today called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, even as UN chief Ban Ki-moon met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Qatar in the first leg of his Middle East tour which aims to end the escalating conflict that has killed 501... read more »

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CM promises amendments to laws to ensure strict punishment to rapists

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has asserted that the government will enact stringent laws to punish rapists and those involved in sexual harassment of women to prevent such terrible incidents from occurring in the State. Reacting to the public outcry over the rape of a six-year-old girl in a Bangalore... read more »

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Newcastle United pays tribute to fans lost on MH17

Newcastle United on Monday dedicated its New Zealand tour to two of its staunchest fans, who were killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 while en route to watch the games. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew paid tribute to the two fans, John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who were on board the flight from... read more »

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Russia faces threat of further sanctions

Britain, Germany and France agreed on Sunday they should be ready to ratchet up sanctions on Russia over the downing of a Malaysian jet carrying 298 passengers when European foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Tuesday. Meanwhile rebels in eastern Ukraine on Sunday took control of the bodies... read more »

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Uproar in Karnataka Assembly over rising rape cases

The Legislative Assembly on Friday witnessed acrimonious scenes and bouts of slogan-shouting by members of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (Secular) over alleged increase in the number of sexual assault cases in the State and the government’s “failure” to ensure safety of... 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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5 Things a man will never ever tell you

We want you to like our friends, but not love them: A man would want his girlfriend to get along with his friends, but he may not like you hanging out with them all the time. Also, don’t make statements professing your love for his friends. - We don’t like... read more »

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How to become every man’s dream girl

Being good to a man simply isn’t the key ingredient. So many women make their mistake here. They give and give hoping it will endear them to the man. They bend over backwards pleasing him. This isn’t what makes a man fall in love. This is what makes you a... 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 »

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Priyanka Chopra turns 32, gifts her fans Mary Kom teaser

Mumbai – Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who turned 32 Friday, treated her fans with a teaser of her much-awaited movie Mary Kom — and much like the movie’s poster, she has packed... read more »

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Bipasha Basu, Chitrangada Singh Add Filmy Glamour ...

A live performance by singer Kamaal Khan on popular Bollywood tracks, decor reflecting the golden period and actresses Bipasha Basu and Chitrangada... read more »

Shakira’s Facebook Page Crossed 100 Million Likes

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Shakira’s Facebook page has now reached more than 100 million likes, making her the most popular public figure on the social networking site. The sudden... read more »

Munni Returns: Malaika Arora Khan Defines Fashion for D...

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Malaika Arora Khan, who has an enviable track record of super hit item numbers in Bollywood, seems all set to add another feather in her cap. The actress is... read more »

A. R. Rahman to receive honorary doctorate from Berklee

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In recognition of his two—decades—long musical legacy, the prestigious Berklee College of Music is all set to honour Oscar—winning composer A. R. Rahman... 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 »

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Recipe: Vanilla muffins

Vanilla flavoured muffinsPreparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutesMakes: 8Recipe Ingredients:80g Flour60g Powdered Sugar½ tbsp. Baking powder¼tsp Salt30ml Milk1tsp Pure vanilla... read more »

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Recipe: Tiramisu

Ingredients Nine teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in one and a half cups of water (cooled) - 250 ml baileys – 400 grams Savoiardi... read more »

Know the varieties of tea

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The varieties of tea now available in the market have shot up like never before. Whether you go to a supermarket to buy tea for your home or go to a tea-cafe,... read more »

How about a sugar-free apricot shrikhand?

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Sugar-free Apricot Shrikhand This is a combination of golden apricots and yoghurt generously garnished with pistachios. Ingredients: Golden apricots –... read more »

5 foods that make you smarter

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Oily fish A common problem that several people face today is trying to recollect simple everyday tasks — what errands you need to run, who you’re... read more »

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Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

Hartsfield flew on three shuttle missions including as commander of the Discovery’s maiden flight, NASA space agency said on Saturday. He died after a prolonged illness. In 1982, Hartsfield... read more »

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India not investing properly in science

The report titled “Whither Science Education in Indian Colleges?” said that the lack of proper investment has affected the research... read more »

Xiaomi launches Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Ind...

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he Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi with its top of the line handsets Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Indian smartphones The leading Chinese smartphone... read more »

Finding life beyond Earth is within reach: NASA

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NASA expects to find the first traces of alien life within the next 20 years. Experts from NASA and its partner institutions have outlined a road-map to the... read more »

Some shark species may adapt to climate change: study

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Some shark species may be able to cope with the rising temperature and the subsequent decrease of water salinity, a new study has found. The study of sharks... read more »

Health & Fitness
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Top 5 superfoods with healing powers

These foods have multiple healing effects like fighting cancer, reducing cholesterol levels and guarding against heart diseases. Intrigued? Let’s take a look…Kiwis. These tiny packs of... read more »

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Cancer: Breaking the bad news to patients

Dr Ranjana Srivastava, who began working as an oncologist in Australia 10 years ago, breaking the news to patients suffering from cancer is part of... read more »

Healthy eating during monsoon

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The rains not only play havoc on your skin, but on your health as well. There’s a host of infections and diseases that do the rounds during this season.... read more »

Exercises that help you battle pain

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Walking for back pain: Got a nagging backache? Simply put on your sports shoes and walk. Numerous studies throw light on how walking lessens pain, boosts... read more »

3 simple exercises for a flat tummy

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Don’t want to end up injured or exhausted? Don’t overdo things on the workout front. Instead, aim for a brisk 20-minute walk every day to burn fat,... read more »

Culture
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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 »

Religion
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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 »

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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 »

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Power production falls short of target by 8 billion units

Power generation fell short by nearly 8 billion units of the target of 975 billion units in the last financial year. “Electricity generation by the utilities was targeted at 975 billion... read more »

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Gold extends gains on safe-haven bids

Gold prices on Friday rose further by Rs. 150 to Rs. 28,500 per ten gram in the national capital, tracking robust international markets as investors took shelter in precious metal on fears... read more »

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World Bank chief to meet Modi, review key development priorities

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week to understand his development priorities. Mr. Kim, who arrives in New Delhi on Monday on a three-day... read more »

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College girl gang-raped

A 19-year-old college girl was on Friday gang raped by four youths after tying her 24-year-old male friend to a tree in a grove at Rayakottai village of Denkanikottai taluk in Krishnagiri... read more »

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Parents happy with ban on children under 12 taking part in dahi h...

“It is good that they have finally banned children below 12 years from participating in Dahi handis. It is so dangerous! I think anyone aged below 15 should be disallowed from taking... read more »

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Most rape victims in 2013 knew culprits: NCRB

In almost 95 out of every 100 cases of rape registered last year, the culprits were known to their victims, according to a report by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB). The report... read more »

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Former Brazil defender Andre Santos attacked by fan

Arsenal fans will not have fond memories of Andre Santos, but all will be disappointed to learn of the treatment meted out to the defender in Brazil. Now playing for Flamengo, the left-back... read more »

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Sardar banks on Sreejesh to replicate his World Cup performance

India captain Sardar Singh is banking on his deputy P.R. Sreejesh to replicate his stellar World Cup performance in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and said they are determined to stand up... read more »

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Philander fined for ball tampering

South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for tampering with the ball during the third day of the first test against Sri Lanka. The International... read more »

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Two American-Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza

The US on Monday confirmed that two Americans who were soldiers with the Israel Defense Force have been killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. “We can confirm the deaths of US citizens Max... read more »

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NASA celebrates 45 years of moon landing

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. Forty-five years later, NASA will celebrate on Monday the giant leap... read more »

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Kerry leaves for Egypt to forge ceasefire in Gaza

US President Barack Obama has dispatched his Secretary of State John Kerry to Cairo to meet Egyptian and other officials on the volatile situation in the Gaza Strip and seek an immediate... read more »

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