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‘No military solution’ to Ukraine crisis, UN chief warns

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Western powers on Tuesday “there is no military solution” to the Ukraine crisis, after the government in Kiev accused Russia of launching a “great war”. As NATO prepares to upgrade its combat readiness in eastern Europe, Ban said he was greatly... read more »

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Israel should have drawn its red line with Hamas far sooner

The end of Operation Protective Edge leaves some Israelis hopeful for a long-term cease-fire and others fearful that the clock has begun ticking toward the next crisis. But when will we recognize that the next crisis has begun? What constitutes a crisis anyway? These questions are important because... read more »

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US military conducts operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia

The U.S. military on Monday conducted an operation against the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia, the Pentagon said. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided few details about the nature of the operation, the results of which he said were being assessed. “We are assessing the... read more »

In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy

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President Obama touted a rebounding economy, campaigned for a minimum wage and fired up union workers at a Labor Day festival in Milwaukee on Monday. In a campaign-style speech to a friendly union audience of about 6,000, Obama also castigated Republicans who are in “lockstep opposition to... read more »

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Israeli Kibbutz residents stay away unconvinced by Gaza peace deal

The hastily-built new kindergarten’s forbidding appearance conveys a message of fear that belies the soothing words of Israel’s leaders. Charcoal grey 20-foot concrete blocks envelop what is supposed to be a safe haven for childhood innocence in startling testimony of the trauma... 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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Amitabh Bachchan gets 10 million Twitter followers

“10 MILLION!! ON TWITTER!! YEEAAAHH!! Thank you all that follow me! Next target 20,” Amitabh tweeted on Sunday. The most followed Twitter user in India, the 71-year-old is known for his... read more »

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Boman Irani gets police protection after threat fr...

Bollywood actor Boman Irani has been provided police protection after he allegedly received a threat call from fugitive underworld don Ravi... read more »

Salman Khan’s ‘Bigg Boss 8′ tagline r...

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Salman Khan’s ‘Bigg Boss’ has always been in news for multiple number of reasons. And now that the promos featuring Salman Khan are already... read more »

Akshay Kumar performed deadly stunt for ‘Shaukeen’

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Akshay Kumar is known in the industry to perform his own stunts in his film. The actor has yet again performed some death defying stunts for his upcoming film,... read more »

Irrfan Khan to work with Aishwarya Rai in ‘Jazbaa’

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Bollywood beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan would soon be making her comeback to films with the Sanjay Gupta film Jazbaa. Later we were informed that Gupta... 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: Gosht Dum Biryani

Dinkar Sardesai, executive chef of Rama International, Aurangabad shares the authentic recipe of Gosht Dum Biryani. Ingredients 1 kg Lamb meat 600 gm Basmati rice 100 gm Ghee 5 gm Clove 2 gm Cardomom... read more »

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Recipe: Creamy white beans

Preparation time: 10 minsCooking time: 30 minsServes: 2Ingredients :Onion 1, halved and slicedOlive oilChorizo 50g.chopped into chunksChicken... read more »

Recipe: Chicken Dumplings

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Ingredients: 6 boned chicken breast with skin, 10 cups water, 1 tsp sage, 1 tsp poultry, 1/8 tsp grounded basil leaves, 1 tbsp salt and pepper. Method: Put... read more »

Recipe: Jelly pudding

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Ingredients: 1 packet of jelly crystals (any flavour) 200ml fresh cream, chilled and whipped 200gm condensed milk Method: - Prepare the jelly as per the... read more »

Recipe: Jeera aloo

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Ingredients: -Four large sized potatoes (boiled, peeled and cut into pieces) – Four tbsp oil – One tsp jeera/cumin seeds – One tsp red... read more »

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Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

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 its journey in space and is just 23 days... read more »

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

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

New experiment to test the nature of our universe

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WASHINGTON: A unique experiment called theHolometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe — including... read more »

How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Find May Provide &...

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Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: “small” ones that are dozens... read more »

First female winner for Fields maths medal

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An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal. In a landmark hailed as “long... read more »

Health & Fitness
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Do you wake up with a headache?

Have you been waking up with a headache quite often these days? If yes, then it’s high time to stop neglecting it. Start with finding out what triggers the pain. The reasons can vary from... read more »

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Have a ‘tomato pill’ for super heart h...

Lycopene – a powerful antioxidant that is 10 times more potent than vitamin E – is good for your heart. “There is a wealth of... read more »

Train your mind before your body

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Your inability to drag yourself to the gym is only in your head. Here’s how to overcome it and train your brain. Exercise not only makes you feel fitter,... read more »

Home remedies for bright white teeth

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Pearly whites gone pale! One of the most common problems that every dentist comes across. Though we all wish to have pearly white smile, going for crazy... read more »

Novel way to tackle malaria parasite gene

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“This approach could enable much more rapid gene analysis and boost drug-development efforts,” said Jacquin Niles, an associate professor of... 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 »

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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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Venus Remedies ties up with Teva

Venus Remedies has entered into a collaborative agreement with Teva, the largest manufacturer of generic drugs in the world, for anti-cancer drug in the Canadian market. The high-potential... read more »

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ICL seeks nod to increase borrowing limit

The India Cements Limited has sought the approval of its shareholders to increase the borrowing limit by Rs.400 crore to Rs.2,900 crore. Consequent to the scheme of amalgamation with Visaka... read more »

Sensex surges 233 points during pre-noon session

Stock indices end at record high

Stock indices closed at record high as the 50-share Nifty closed above the psychological barrier of 8000-mark on Monday on the back of better gross domestic product (GDP) numbers. The... read more »

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Thousands stuck as snag hits Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro commuters faced a harrowing time on Tuesday when train services on one of its lines were affected for over an hour, an official said. The operations on the Blue Line (Dwarka... read more »

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Students demand headmaster’s transfer, launch stir

Students of a sevashram at Champi in Koraput district of Odisha have launched a stir demanding immediate transfer of the headmaster accusing him of physically assaulting them. Officials... read more »

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Clashes in Vadodara ahead of by-polls

In the last four days, Gujarat’s Vadodara district has witnessed three group clashes between two communities. While nearly 70 people have been arrested for rioting, the district police... read more »

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India looks to humiliate England, wrap-up series

An unassailable lead in their pocket, India would look to clinch the one-day series against England by putting up another dominating display when the two sides square off in the fourth... read more »

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Murray beats Tsonga in 3 long sets at U.S. Open

Andy Murray pulled out the sort of tough win he had been missing this year, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in three long sets in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. The eighth-seeded Murray... read more »

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Burnley holds Manchester United on di Maria debut

Angel Di Maria’s promising debut failed to inspire lacklustre Manchester United to a first win of the season on Saturday as Burnley held on for a 0—0 draw in the Premier League. The... read more »

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EU questions Facebook-WhatsApp $19 billion deal

In a bid to understand what separates a social network from a messaging application, European Union (EU) anti-trust officials have sent a detailed questionnaire to the competitors as well... read more »

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Eight killed, 24 missing after rainstorms, landslides hit China

Eight people were killed and 24 others went missing after rainstorms and landslides hit China’s southwestern Chongqing Municipality. More than 500 professional rescuers, including... read more »

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13 killed in Baghdad bomb blasts

As many as 13 people have been killed in two explosions in Iraq’s capital Baghdad on Monday, a police source said. Thirteen people were killed and 45 others injured when two car bombs... read more »

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