8:26 pm - Tuesday October 21, 2014
Syrian Kurds Battle IS To Retain Control Of Kobani

Islamic State foiled in attempt to kidnap Syrian rebel leader in Turkey

A top Syrian rebel commander was shot and wounded in an apparent kidnapping attempt by the Islamic State in a Turkish city, raising questions about Ankara’s readiness to stop jihadists operating on its soil. Abu Issa, the leader of Thuwar Raqqa, a Syrian rebel group who has been fighting the... read more »

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Japanese PM Abe suffers setback as two ministers quit

Japan’s new trade and industry minister quit over a funding scandal on Monday and the justice minister resigned after being accused of violating electoral laws, dealing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe his biggest setback since taking office in 2012. The resignations of the two women could complicate... read more »

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Search resumes for missing South Koreans after Thai boat crash: Police

Bangkok: The search has resumed for two South Korean tourists missing off Thailand`s southern coast after their tour boat crashed into a fishing vessel, police said Monday. The accident occurred on Sunday evening when the speedboat, carrying around 40 passengers — including South Koreans,... read more »

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Sena MLAs meet Uddhav, may agree to support BJP

A day after making public its decision to offer unconditional outside support to the BJP, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday met with his MLAs to decide their party’s next step given that the BJP has not yet made known whether they would accept their support or go with the Sena. Late Sunday... read more »

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Tamil Nadu CM lands in Bangalore to greet Jayalalithaa

After the Supreme Court granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa yesterday, Chennai erupted in euphoric celebrations. The celebrations seems to have peaked on the eve of Jaya’s release, though the time at which she will walk out of the Bangalore Central jail has not been... read more »

Hot News

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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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Policemen crash Justin Bieber’s house party

Singer Justin Bieber was visited by the police after complaints were made about the noise emanating out of his house party. Bieber was on Wednesday night surprised by a visit from members of the... read more »

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Dia Mirza- Sahil Sangha wedding coverage

Bollywood actress and former beauty queen Dia Mirza got engaged to beau Sahil Sangha on October 17th. The couple opted for a close knit ceremony at... read more »

Katrina Kaif is not a showpiece: Deepika Padukone defen...

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In a recent interaction with the media, when a reporter asked Deepika Padukone if her role in Happy New Year was ‘a showpiece role’ much on the lines of... read more »

Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Bang Bang’ box offi...

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Timing is everything as is clear from Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Bang Bang’ box office collections. With no rivals on the horizon, ‘Bang... read more »

Bigg Boss 8: Highlights from the Rekha special episode

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Everyone has been glued to the TV screens since the launch of Bigg Boss 8. However, yesterday’s episode was one of the best episodes that Bigg Boss has... 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: Cheesy pasta

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

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Fresh fruit ice pops, anyone?

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... 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 »

Recipe: Chatpate chane

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Preparation time: 10 minutes + soaking time Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups Bengal gram 2tbsp Oil 1 Bay leaf 1 Black... read more »

Recipe: Red pepper tart

Red pepper tart

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes 2 red peppers 1 sprig thyme (or ½ tsp dry thyme) 10 ml... read more »

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Uranus-like planet discovered 25,000 light years away

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 report. Orbiting a double star system, the... read more »

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

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

Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

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In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of... read more »

NASA’s Mars rover gets ready to have its ‘m...

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NASA’s Mars rover team has decided to reformat Opportunity’s flash memory, it has been reported. An increasing frequency of computer resets on... read more »

Health & Fitness
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Aqua aerobics and water sports

Although traditional workout methods are preferred by a wide majority, aqua exercises are being pursued by many for variety in their exercise routine and to break the monotony and boredom of gym... read more »

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6 ways sitting is killing you

That office chair, couch, cushion or bean bag isn’t the real culprit. It’s your lazy habit of parking yourself in a spot that is silently... read more »

Drink your way to great skin

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- While carrots are good for the eyes, carrot juice is said to be great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, known to avert the occurrence of acne,... read more »

Super benefits of ginger you did not know

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Ginger is one condiment which not just spices up your food and gives it the punch; it also comes with a lot of health and beauty benefits. Here are some of... read more »

Simple exercises to reduce eye strain

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Do you find yourself squinting your eyes and rubbing them in irritation often? Owing to the exposure of the computer screens and mobile phones in our daily... 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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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 »

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 »

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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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Tata Steel’s Recent Plans Credit Positive: Moody’s

New Delhi: Tata Steel’s decision to sell its long product business in the UK and its bank debt refinance plan will be credit positive and alleviate funding pressure, Moody’s... read more »

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How Zara became the world’s biggest fashion retailer

A digital mirror that allows you to try on clothes without actually taking them off the shelf sits on one side of the room, next to it is a self-service till where shoppers can pay for... read more »

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Royal Mail And Amazon Create 32,000 Xmas Jobs

More than 30,000 temporary jobs are to be created for the Christmas postal rush, it has been announced. Royal Mail said it would take on 19,000 additional workers and online retailer Amazon... read more »

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Ferrari’s hybrid commits sacrilege, rolls in electric-only mode

Pop quiz, hotshot. How much horsepower do you get with a 789HP V12 and 160HP electric motor? Any Ferrari fan knows the (insane) answer: 949. That’s the total output from the $1.69... read more »

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Zepp’s multi-sport sensor arriving November 19th for $150

Most of us flail wildly at a ball without any clue about what happens to it, then wonder why we don’t get better. To help out, Zepp’s 3D sports motion sensor is designed to... read more »

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​​Razer Blade review (2014): a ‘no-compromise’ premiu...

More often than not, I feel like my feedback — both as a customer and a writer — vanishes into a collapsing singularity of customer service. And yet, I’ve never felt... read more »

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Denmark Open: Shixian stops Saina Nehwal

HYDERABAD: A fighting Saina Nehwal failed to stop Shixian Wang in the quarterfinals of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier in Odense on Friday. The Indian, who won the title here in 2012,... read more »

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Anil Kumble Joins Twitter, follow him @anilkumble1074

Anil Kumble, India’s greatest match winning bowler and an ex-India cricket captain has joined Twitter on his 44th Birthday. As part of his first day on Twitter he was seen re-tweeting... read more »

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BCCI suffers losses, may claim damages from WICB

A livid BCCI has said it has suffered huge losses and that it will claim all the damages following the West Indies cricket team’s unprecedented move to pull out of the remainder 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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More Hikers Rescued From Deadly Nepal Route

Authorities in Nepal have closed a popular trekking route in the Himalayas after new hikers had to be rescued from the Annapurna area days after dozens were killed in blizzards and... read more »

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Pakistan charity boss Abdul Sattar Edhi ‘heartbroken’...

Abdul Sattar Edhi, 86, was asleep when a gang of armed men raided the Karachi slum building that serves as his residence and charity headquarters. They made off with gold, silver and cash... read more »

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Turkey facilitating transfer of Iraqi Kurdish fighters to Kobani,...

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to Kobani to aid Syrian Kurds defending the town against... read more »

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