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Sydney siege gunman’s wife taken into custody

The former partner of siege gunman Man Haron Monis will be taken into custody after her bail was revoked by a Sydney court. Amirah Droudis, 34, was in November 2013 charged with the murder of Monis’ former de facto and mother-of-two Noleen Hayson Pal. Ms Pal, 30, was stabbed and set alight at... read more »

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Pakistan hangs four prisoners as execution campaign widens

Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132 children and nine others at a school last week. None of those hanged has anything to do with the school rampage in Peshawar, and some Pakistani... read more »

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Regrouped Janata Parivar stages protest against Modi govt at Jantar Mantar

The regrouped Janata Parivar is staging a protest against the Narendra Modi government at Jantar Mantar over various issues on Monday. Six political parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar will share a common platform on Monday. Sources said that while the grand merger of the former constituents... read more »

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In 2008 Mumbai Killings, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle

In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, India’s commercial gem. Mr. Shah, the technology chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group,... read more »

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In Ashton Carter, Nominee for Defense Secretary, a Change in Direction

Ash is rightly regarded as one of our nation’s foremost national security leaders,” Mr. Obama said in announcing Mr. Carter’s nomination in the Roosevelt Room, which was filled with the mandarins of Washington’s foreign policy establishment. “He was at the table in the Situation Room, he... 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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Varun Dhawan promotes ‘Badlapur’ on Salman Khan’...

Like each weekend, Salman Khan has a special guest visiting him on the Bigg Boss 8 sets this Saturday as well. Varun Dhawan, who has taken the industry by a storm with his rugged and ballistic avatar... read more »

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Bollywood celebs congratulate Riteish Deshmukh-Gen...

In a traditional Maharashtrian naming ceremony called ‘Barsa,’ the entire Deshmukh family and Genelia’s parents gathered to name... read more »

Amitabh Bachchan shares ‘Shamitabh’ sketch ...

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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchanhas shared a black-and-white sketch of R Balki’s upcoming film Shamitabh on his blog. The 72-year-old sports a... read more »

Shilpa Shetty meets Arnold Schwarzenegger at a boxing m...

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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... read more »

Farhan goes through rigorous training for his new look ...

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Farhan Akhtar had mesmerized the audience with his 360 degree transformation during Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The actor not only gave an outstanding performance but... 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: Papad curry

Ingredients: Two or three papads, two medium-sized potatoes, one teaspoon kala jeera, half teaspoon chilli powder, half teaspoon turmeric powder, half teaspoon coriander powder, salt to taste, four... 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... read more »

Recipe: Kaju jeera rice

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

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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 »

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A detox isn’t just about the food

A detox also doesn’t have to be just about the food — it is much more than that. So if your body is craving for some sleep — give it just that! Don’t worry about just sleeping... read more »

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... read more »

Tips for keeping your heart healthy!

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

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 »

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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 »

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... 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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Bharti Retail Plans to borrow up to 2k cr

MUMBAI: A year after parting ways with Walmart, billionaire Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Retail plans to borrow up to 2,000 crore to accelerate store openings and spruce up operations. The... read more »

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More Steps to Rationalise Subsidies on Anvil: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: Assuring India Inc of NDA’s commitment to carry forward economic reforms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government will come out with more steps to... read more »

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Aurobindo Pharma completes $132.5-million Natrol acquisition

NEW DELHI: Drug firm Aurobindo PharmaBSE -0.68 % has completed the acquisition of assets of nutritional supplement maker Natrol Inc and its other affiliate entities for $ 132.5 million... read more »

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Mamata Banerjee, Mukul Roy involved in Saradha scam, alleges suspended Trinamool MP Kunal ...

In a sensational allegation, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday said party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is involved in the multi-crore Saradha... read more »

Maoists resort to arson in South Kannada district

Three suspected Maoist attacks in Kerala

Suspected Maoists attacks have been reported from three places in Palakkad and Wayanad districts, the main targets being Forest Department offices in the two districts. According ot the... read more »

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Mamata to skip PM chaired meet

The face-off between the BJP and the TMC seems to be far from over. Sources told TIMES NOW that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has refused to attend the Chief Minister’s... read more »

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Australia v India 2014: Aussie fast bowlers should be aggressive, urges Jason Gillespie

JASON Gillespie has urged Australia’s pacemen to maintain their trademark edge in order to honour fallen mate Phillip Hughes against India in the series opener at Adelaide Oval. While... read more »

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Australia v India 2014: John Buchanan says Aussies must be honest...

That’s the question skipper Michael Clarke’s grieving players need to ask themselves ahead of Tuesday’s first Test against India at Adelaide Oval. Because any sign of weakness will be... read more »

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IPTL will help bolster Indian Tennis, claims Sania Mirza

New Delhi: International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will help in the overall development of the game in India, the country’s top female player Sania Mirza has claimed. “The quality of... 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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China condemns Sony cyberattack, but doesn’t mention N Korea

China has said it opposes all forms of cyberattacks, but it stopped short of directly condemning the hacking of Sony Pictures, or of responding to US calls for action against North Korea,... read more »

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More than 600,000 flee as typhoon nears Philippines

MANILA, Philippines –  Haunted by Typhoon Haiyan’s massive devastation last year, more than 600,000 people fled Philippine villages and the military went on full alert Sunday to... read more »

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Pakistan kills top al Qaeda leader in raid

Pakistan’s military said on Saturday it had killed a senior al Qaeda leader wanted by the US over a 2009 plot to attack the New York subway system.“In an intelligence borne... read more »

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