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42 die as coach rams into trailer

Sukkur- Forty-two people were killed and 27 others injured when a passenger coach rammed into a trailer on the National Highway in Sangi area near Pano Akil on Sunday. Seven women and nine children were among the dead. The driver and seven passengers died on the spot. The coach was going to Karachi... read more »

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Ukraine conflict: Fatal Sloviansk attack to be investigated

Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further. At least three people died in the raid on a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near the town of Sloviansk. The incident came as pro-Russian groups... read more »

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Why the rush on Lokpal appointments, asks BJP

The BJP has launched an attack on the United Progressive Alliance government’s attempt to appoint the first Lokpal, calling it a violation of the Election Commission’s Model Code of Conduct. A BJP spokesperson said that the party had also written to the Election Commission asking that the... read more »

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Bangalore-bound Malaysian plane makes emergency landing

A Bangalore-bound Malaysia Airlines plane with 166 people on board turned back shortly after takeoff on Sunday night due to problem in its landing gear. Flight MH192 landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 1.56am (local time), Malaysia Airlines (MAS) tweeted. “The aircraft’s... read more »

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Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said on Monday. Several Sherpas already have quit while others are still deciding... 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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Sultan got shelved, but not Soundarya Rajnikanth’s animatio...

She ventured on the filmmaking journey with Sultan, but it got shelved. Unfazed, Soundarya Rajinikanth says that it didn’t affect her animation dream and she fulfilled it with... read more »

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Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger spends...

London – Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he still performs the stunts on his own despite his age. The... read more »

Ranbir Kapoor’s Bombay Velvet look revealed

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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 the Anurag... 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 »

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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 »

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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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Laugh your way to improved short-term memory

Washington: A new study has revealed that laughter can improve short-term memory and makes the brain work better in older adults. The research conducted by Loma Linda University in Southern... read more »

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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... read more »

Dark chocolate may help prevent obesity, diabetes

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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 prevent... 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 »

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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Wipro to hire 150 frontline sales staff in United States

BANGALORE: Wipro will hire some 150 frontline sales staff in the United States in a singular development that denotes the company’s twin ambitions of boosting revenue and presenting a... read more »

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TCS, Mitsubishi sign agreement; to merge IT units

India’s largest software services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has signed an agreement with Japanese major Mitsubishi Corporation to form a single IT services unit, the company... read more »

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RIL telecoms unit in tower lease pact with ATC

Conglomerate Reliance Industries’(RELI.NS) telecommunications unit, which holds nationwide 4G permits, has agreed to lease mobile phone masts from infrastructure provider American... read more »

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1984 riots guilty remain unpunished: Arun Jaitley

Raking up the issue of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday alleged that those guilty for the “state sponsored” violence still remain unpunished.... read more »

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AAP demands Praveen Togadia’s arrest over anti-Muslim speec...

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded the immediate arrest of VHP leader Dr Praveen Togadia for his alleged hate speech. In a press release, the AAP said, “The Aam Aadmi... read more »

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Ranchi: Eight people die after truck runs over a marriage party

Ranchi: Eight people of a marriage party died after they were crushed by a truck in Jharkhand’s coal city Dhanbad, police said on Saturday. According to police, the marriage of Anup... read more »

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We were 20-30 runs short: Dhawan

Having put themselves in a position to win the game before Rajasthan came storming back, Hyderabad captain Shikhar Dhawan said he and his team were confident of defending the sub-par total... read more »

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India draw 2-2 with Ireland in women’s hockey; win Test ser...

New Delhi: The series already in their pocket, Indian eves round off their Ireland tour with a 2-2 draw against the home team in the third and final hockey Test in Dublin. India had... read more »

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Ajinkya Rahane registers 10th score over fifty in IPL

Ajinkya Rahane’s fifty meant he now has ten innings of fifty-plus scores for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. It was also the joint slowest innings by a Rajasthan... read more »

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Iraq attacks kill 14 as bomber hits university

BAGHDAD: Attacks in Iraq, including a suicide bombing at a university in north Baghdad, killed at least 14 people on Sunday, security and medical officials said. The attacks, which come as... read more »

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42 die as coach rams into trailer

SUKKUR: Forty-two people were killed and 27 others injured when a passenger coach rammed into a trailer on the National Highway in Sangi area near Pano Akil on Sunday. Seven women and nine... read more »

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Robotic submarine searches two-thirds of underwater area, no sign...

PERTH: A robotic mini-submarine deployed to unprecedented depths underwater to hunt for the crashed Malaysian airliner has searched nearly two-thirds of the focused area of the Indian... read more »

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