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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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Islamic terrorists ‘want to hit US’

Without offering specifics on any threats or suggestions on how to confront them, the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives intelligence committees urged the White House to work to prevent the Islamic State extremists from launching attacks on US soil. The bipartisan pair shared a dire... read more »

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3 dead in protests, Pakistan army meets, says won’t back off ‘playing its p...

The Pakistan military Sunday expressed serious concern over the prevailing political turmoil in the country, with the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif locked in a showdown with protesters. The Corps Commanders’ conference was held at Rawalpindi, with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel... read more »

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Islamic State displays slick media outreach

NEW YORK — The extremists who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq have riveted the world’s attention with their military prowess and unrestrained brutality. But Western intelligence services are also worried about their extraordinary command of seemingly less lethal weapons: cutting-edge... read more »

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PM warns against forces of encroachment in the world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned against the forces of “encroachment” in the world and said the global situation looked more like the 18th century. Suggesting that the world was divided into the forces of “Vistaarvaad” (expansionism) and “vikasvaad” (developmentalism), the Prime... 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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Boman Irani gets police protection after threat from underworld d...

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

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Salman Khan’s ‘Bigg Boss 8′ tagl...

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

I perform stunts for my children: Shah Rukh Khan

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Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will be seen performing stunts in his upcoming film ‘Happy New Year’, says he does all the heroic things on screen... 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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NASA’s Mars rover gets ready to have its ‘memory wipe...

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

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New experiment to test the nature of our universe

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

India’s first jellyfish lake discovered

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“This is probably the first jellyfish lake to have been found in India. The concentration and density of jellyfish is very high here. You can even see... read more »

Health & Fitness
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Have a ‘tomato pill’ for super heart health

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

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Train your mind before your body

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... 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 »

Want to live longer? Eat Walnuts

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Scientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per cent,... 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 »

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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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Nifty breaches 8,000-mark for first time; Sensex hits new peak

Continuing their record setting spree, the NSE Nifty breached the 8,000-mark for the first time ever and BSE Sensex logged a new peak of 26,812.69 in opening trade on Monday on the back of... read more »

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Forex reserves down by $810.7 million

The country’s foreign exchange reserves declined by $810.7 million to $318.579 billion for the week ended August 22, on account of drop in foreign currency assets. Last week, the reserves... read more »

Diesel cars lose steam; Maruti, Hyundai sales zoom on petrol variants

Hyundai sales down 8% in August

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) on Monday reported 8 per cent decline in total sales at 48,111 units in August 2014. The company had sold 52,319 units in the same month last year, it said... read more »

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Gujarat to get Asia’s first Ballistic Research Centre

India is all set to achieve self-reliance in testing of armoured vehicles, as Asia’s first Ballistic Research Centre will soon be functioning at Gujarat Forensic Science University (GFSU)... read more »

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Nalanda University opens on Monday

The Nalanda University (NU) will rise again on Monday as academic classes will begin on its new campus in Bihar’s Rajgir. The resurrection of the ancient university will bring to fruition... read more »

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New policy to speed up eco clearances: Javadekar

The Environment Ministry would soon announce a new policy to reduce the time lag for environmental and forest clearances, Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar said here... 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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Abishek Bachchan-owned Jaipur Pink Panthers win Pro Kabaddi title

Jaipur Pink Panthers pulled off a 35-24 victory over U Mumba to emerge champion of the inaugural STAR ProKabaddi League here on Sunday.Maninder Singh’s early raid points proved useful... read more »

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World Cup is all that matters, not rankings: Michael Clarke

Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke feels all that matters is winning the World Cup and not the rankings. Australia is currently the no.1 ranked ODI team followed by India and South... read more »

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23 people killed in Afghanistan crash

KABUL: An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan. Raouf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial police chief in... read more »

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Ten dead in Peru bus crash

At least ten people have been killed and 49 others injured when a bus plunged into a deep ravine in Peru. The bus went off the road and fell into ravine in southern Peru’s Moquegua region... read more »

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Australia ramps up sanctions against Russia

Australia has ratcheted up sanctions against Russia in line with the United States and European Union in response to Russian soldiers openly violating Ukraine sovereignty. Prime Minister... read more »

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