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Michelle Obama to promote girl education in more developing countries

First Lady Michelle Obama has announced she will take her Let Girls Learn and Let’s Move initiatives further to other countries soon after a halt to Japan, Cambodia and the UK. US President Barack Obama’s wife recently said in Washington D.C. at More Magazine’s Impact Awards... read more »

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Time of the ‘mute Prime Minister’ has gone

Taking a jibe at former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the Congress has forgotten the time of the ‘mute Prime Minister’ adding that the incumbent Narendra Modi communicates with people on a regular basis. “Prime Minister... read more »

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Congress furnishes new documents on Dholpur Palace ownership

The party also demanded an independent probe into the entire controversy. Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh produced documents, allegedly showing that Raje’s son Dushyant Singh and his father Hemant Singh reached a compromise on only the movable properties of the Dholpur Palace whereas the... read more »

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Never said govt would scrap Section 377

A day after reports quoted DV Sadananda Gowda as indicating that India could abolish Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code decriminalising ‘unnatural sex’, the Union Law Minister on Tuesday denied making any such remarks.“I never said that, I was misquoted,” Gowda told reporters... read more »

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Chris Christie jumps into 2016 US presidential fray

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has launched his bid for the United States presidential elections in 2016, promising to bring back ‘strength and authority’ to the Oval Office. During the launch of his bid, Christie walked up to the stage without a prepared text and vowed to campaign... read more »

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Say no to vitamin B12 to keep pimples at bay

Tired of pimples on your skin? A new research claims that staying away from vitamin B12 will keep off painful acne. According to the new UCLA research, the activity of the vitamin tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria, and promote inflammation which leads to... read more »

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Donna Karan resigns from her fashion house as chief executive

Renowned American designer Donna Karan has withdrawn her name as a chief executive from her company Donna Karan International (DKI). Donna Karan New York (DKNY) owner said that after considering the right time to take this step for several years, she has finally made... read more »

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How exercise can keep your brain `young` while you age

In a new study, researchers have shown that endurance exercise may help prevent cognitive decline, keeping your brain working fully as you age. University of Texas researchers attempted to determine the correlation between a person’s cardio fitness and cognitive... read more »

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Inactivity saps muscle strength

As per a new research, it only takes two weeks of not using their legs for younger and older people to lose a third of their muscular strength. University of Copenhagen’s Andreas Vigelsoe said that the experiments reveal that inactivity affects the muscular... read more »

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Working mums raise successful daughters, caring sons

A new study has revealed that leaving kids to go to work may have significant benefits on them later in life. It was found that daughters are more likely to have better careers, higher pay and more equal relationships if their mothers worked than those of stay-at-home... read more »

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Outdated fashion rules that men need to break

Stylish men are always in fashion but there are certain taboos that they need to break and throw the outdated fashion rules out of the window says fashion gurus. Choosing an outfit that never goes out of fashion can be a difficult task and when it comes to men as they... read more »

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World take to mat, bend, twist to mark inaugural Yoga Day

Thousands of yoga enthusiasts across the world on Sunday took to mats and stretched, bent and twisted their bodies in multiple complex postures as they marked the inaugural International Day of Yoga, celebrating the ancient Indian spiritual... read more »

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No link between caesarean sections, autism

A new study has claimed that babies born via caesarean section are not at any greater risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The new research renounced the previous study that linked C-sections with autism. Instead, it suggests that an autistic child is... read more »

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Recipe: Fruit Salad

 Ingredients: We need one or two red apples One sliced peach 2 stalks celery 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 pack of  lemon yogurt Method: Put the red apples, sliced peach, celery, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts together in a bowl. Add the... read more »

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How to improve your dental health!

A beautiful smile is a gift endowed by nature that one must always cherish. But are you afraid that your smile will no longer draw the desired attention it once gained? Here’s how to improve your overall teeth health. In case you lose a whole tooth: Science has... read more »

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‘India’s Got Talent’ winner Manik Paul’s next stop is Bollywood...

He lost his father in a terrorist attack and was brought up by his mother through earnings from a tea stall. Manik Paul, winner of the sixth season of reality TV show “India’s Got Talent”, says... read more »

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Pritam took 6 months break before signing ‘B...

Pritam, the music director of ‘ Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, confessed that he took a 6 month break, and didn’t feel like working on movies... read more »

Jason Statham Will Reprise His Role As Deckard Shaw For...

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The Fast and The Furious film franchise will be returning with “Furious 8″ and Jason Statham is included in the cast list. “Furious 7″... read more »

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The genre of satire has always existed in Bollywood. Be it religious satire or political satire, Bollywood has seen almost everything. This week’s release... read more »

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan': What makes it a ‘hatke’ Salm...

2002 hit-and-run case: Prosecution to examine 64 witnesses against Bollywood actor Salman Khan

Harshaali Malhotra has been missing from the promotional events of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. While the reason behind the same is being speculated, reports suggest... 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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Time management in kitchen

For a working professional, be it a man or a woman, managing one’s time spent in the kitchen is very important. Not everyday can one think of ordering food from outside. Healthy living includes... read more »

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4 delicious ways to cook meat

Stir frying: All you need to do is cut the meat in thin strips, get rid of as much fat as possible and stir fry it in a hot pan or wok, with a little... read more »

How fermented foods help the body

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Many opt for fermentation because it helps in increasing the nutritional value of food. It also has several other benefits. We take you through some of... 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 »

5 Foods you can safely eat past their due dates

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Do we really take expiry dates seriously? We have all been at the crossroads when picking or throwing away “expired food”. While it is right to... read more »

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Facebook to now help spot malware on computers

Social networking giant Facebook has partnered security software firm Kasperky to help its users detect and clean malware from their computers. ‘Malware’ is an umbrella term used to refer to... read more »

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Twitter now has a ‘while you were away’ recap feat...

Twitter has launched a new ‘while you were away’ service which recaps important tweets users may have missed since their last login. The new... read more »

How glass can help build super-fast computers

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New research demonstrates how glass could be manipulated to create a material that would allow computers to transfer information using light. This may... read more »

Synthetic biology key to space exploration

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WASHINGTON: Synthetic biology may hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars, say scientists. Researchers have found that biomanufacturing... 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 »

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Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patients

A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The new research by Wake Forest University looked at a... read more »

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Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

Daily exercise can help youngsters boost their brain performance, finds a study. In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young... read more »

Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-be

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all that one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period of... read more »

Food choices to beat menstrual cramps

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Negotiating menstrual pain is part of every woman’s life. While some women resign themselves to the pain, others pop pain killers. Fortunately, research... read more »

5 mistakes you make while jogging on treadmill

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Error # 1 Not having a plan You get on, you push start, and you up the speed. You go until the timer hits your set time limit (or your body is too tired), and... read more »

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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 »

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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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William sisters opt out of doubles

Sisters Serena and Venus Williams, who have won the doubles title five times, withdrew from the Wimbledon women’s doubles on Tuesday. No immediate reason has been given for the duo’s... read more »

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Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova attend WTA pre-Wi...

Tennis stars seem to be gearing up before hitting Wimbledon as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic were recently spotted toasting one... read more »

Sania-Cara qualify for Year-End World finals in Singapo...

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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... read more »

Li Na retires from tennis

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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 injuries. Li has been... 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 »

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Revised railway ticket refund rules from today

The revised rules for refund of cancelled railway tickets, which are aimed at facilitating early confirmation of wait-listed passengers, have come into effect from Wednesday. On June 25,... read more »

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Petrol price hiked by Rs 3.13 a litre, diesel Rs 2.71 per litre, ...

Petrol price was today hiked by Rs 3.13 a litre and diesel by Rs 2.71 per litre, the second straight steep increase in rates this month. The price hike, which comes on the back of Rs 3.96... read more »

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Suzlon Group installs 10,000th wind turbine generator

The Suzlon Group on Wednesday said it has installed its 10,000th wind turbine generator during the first half of 2015. “Suzlon Group… announced a significant milestone achievement... read more »

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RK Nagar by-poll, a prelude to assembly elections

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has won the Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar by-poll with a thumping margin of nearly 1.50 lakh votes, raising party’s hope that it would serve as a precursor to the... read more »

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Chinese submarine docking in Karachi no threat to India

Playing down its submarine’s docking in Pakistan’s Karachi port in May, China has said the movement of Chinese vessels was not directed against any third party and the PLA navy’s... read more »

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India to ink agreement with Myanmar, Thailand

In the wake of an agreement between India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan for unhindered vehicular movement, a similar accord with Myanmar and Thailand will facilitate smoother surface... read more »

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Rahane wishes to emulate Dhoni’s calmness, Virat’s aggression in Zimbabwe tour

India’s new ODI captain Ajinkya Rahane has insisted that he wants to emulate a blend of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s calmness, Virat Kohli’s aggression and Rahul Dravid’s... read more »

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The United States women’s football team reached their fourth World Cup final after defeating two-time champions Germany 2-0 in Montreal. Following a goalless first half, captain Carli... read more »

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Wimbledon action keeps Amdavadis busy

With zero cricket action, most Amdavadis have a respite of sorts with Wimbledon action going on in London. It was easy passage for tops seeds Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray on... read more »

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With nod to Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic clinches first Grand Slam title

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 Ivanisevic for helping him rediscover... read more »

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Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

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 their first Grand Slam... read more »

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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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Passenger Sets Self on Fire on Japan’s Bullet Train

A passenger on one of Japan’s high-speed bullet trains tried to set himself or herself on fire Tuesday, causing smoke to fill the carriage and forcing the train to stop, Japan’s... read more »

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Taliban ambush kills 11 soldiers in western Afghanistan

Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of army forces in western Afghanistan, killing 11 soldiers, the government said on Monday, as the insurgents step up attacks after the withdrawal of most... read more »

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Pak PM Sharif postpones Karachi visit

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly postponed his visit to Karachi, where he was expected to take stock of the law and order situation and frequent power outages in... read more »

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