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Live AAP crisis: Party set for a split?

Talks between the embittered factions of the Aam Aadmi Party seemed to fall apart without any hope of salvation, Thursday night. Dissenting AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav wrote an open letter to party chief and their main foe Arvind Kejriwal, in which they indicted his side of... read more »

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Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew wanted India in leadership role in SE Asia

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who personally knew many Indian leaders, wanted India to take a leadership role in South East Asia. Lee, who died this week at the age of 91, personally knew many Indian leaders and most of its prime ministers, from Jawaharlal Nehru... read more »

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Yemen: Saudi strikes rebels; Iran warns of ‘dangerous step’

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition kept up raids against Huthi Shiite rebels on Friday in support of Yemen’s embattled president, who headed to an Arab summit to garner support as Iran warned the intervention was “dangerous”. Powerful explosions rocked Sanaa soon after rebel... read more »

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New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan’s fashionable... read more »

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Germanwings: Terrified passengers screamed as co-pilot ‘calmly’...

Paris: Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside. The account on Thursday of the final moments of... 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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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 small group of COPD patients who drank beetroot juice as compared to 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 adulthood. The new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain... read more »

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

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 a woman’s life. But, one has to be cautious to support a healthy pregnancy. The way you care for... read more »

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BJP posts best-ever figures in hung J&K verdict, wins simple majority in Jha...

Srinagar/Ranchi: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged as the largest party in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, followed closely by the Bharatiya Janata Party in a verdict that has thrown open various options of government-formation. Jharkhand broke its... read more »

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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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Sonakshi Sinha Reveals Her New Name And New Film!

Sonakshi Sinha, after a vacation and short break, is all set to be back with a bang and steal all the thunder with her charm on the big screen! Bollywood’s Dabangg actress is currently shooting for... read more »

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Deepika to wear a 20 kg armour in Bajirao Mastani

Deepika Padukone, who has a number of action sequences in her period film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is gearing up for a difficult shooting schedule... read more »

Shraddha Kapoor And Varun Dhawan Bid Goodbye To ABCD 2

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Actors of this year’s much-anticipated movie Any Body Can Dance 2, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor have become emotional and sentimental as the shoot for... read more »

Aamir Khan justifies his reaction on AIB Roast, says ‘y...

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It’s time a filmmaker from the industry takes up the AIB Roast controversy as the plot and builds his movie around it, as the issue has gradually burgeoned... read more »

India bans 50 Shades of Grey even after cutting out the...

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India’s censor board said Thursday it has blocked the release of Fifty Shades of Grey despite being shown a toned-down version of the erotic movie. The... read more »

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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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Twitter now has a ‘while you were away’ recap feature

Twitter has launched a new ‘while you were away’ service which recaps important tweets users may have missed since their last login. The new feature includes what the micro blogging site thinks... read more »

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How glass can help build super-fast computers

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

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

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

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Food choices to beat menstrual cramps

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

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5 mistakes you make while jogging on treadmill

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... read more »

Here’s how to identify types of headaches

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If there were an underdog in the directory of medical symptoms, it would be the headache. “Headaches are often ignored by patients who prefer to... read more »

Massive breakthrough: Scientists create first new antib...

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LONDON: In a massive breakthrough, scientists have created the first new antibiotic in more than three decades, Teixobactin, that can treat many common... read more »

This diet pill tricks body into losing weight!

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Researchers from the California-based Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it... 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 »

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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Alibaba-Snapdeal talks fall apart on valuation

The much-touted proposal of Chinese giant Alibaba’s stake purchase in may have “fallen off” due to high valuations being sought by the homegrown online marketplace. The... read more »

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Sesa Sterlite gains on talk of govt revoking mining ban in Goa

Shares of Sesa Sterlite were up 2.5% at Rs 198 on reports that the Centre has revoked its earlier ban on all environmental clearances of mines in Goa. “The Ministry of Environment,... read more »

Inside The Istanbul Gold Refinery As Gold Price Advances

Gold futures gain 0.15% on firm global cues

NEW DELHI: Gold prices increased by 0.15 per cent to Rs 25,796 per 10 grams in futures trading today as speculators enlarged positions amid a better trend overseas. At the Multi Commodity... read more »

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Blast in LPG refills-laden lorry

A lorry laden with LPG refills caught fire and the cylinders exploded one after the other on the National Highway No.44 near Enugumarri in Kurnool District in the early hours of Thursday... read more »

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IAS Officer’s Death: Protests Turn Violent in Karnataka, Po...

NEW DELHI: Violent protests took place across Karnataka today over the question of a CBI probe into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi. In Bangalore, the protesters of Akhil Bharatiya... read more »

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Nitin Gadkari invites Sonia Gandhi, Anna Hazare for open debate o...

New Delhi: Amid Opposition’s all-out effort to stall the amended Land Acquisition Bill, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday wrote a letter to political leaders and... read more »

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India, Pakistan may play bilateral series in December

KOLKATA: India and Pakistan are set to resume bilateral cricketing ties in December, Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit confirmed on Tuesday. While India and Pakistan have... read more »

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ICC Cricket World Cup: South Africa crush listless Sri Lanka by 9...

Leg-spinner Tahir (4-26) looked like a man possessed while Duminy (3-29) bagged the second hat-trick of this edition — after England’s Steven Finn — as South Africa sent... read more »

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World Cup 2015: Wind will play a huge role at MCG

MELBOURNE: The Indian team was scheduled to arrive at 2 pm for practice at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but delayed its arrival by more than an hour. By 3.30, when they checked in, the... 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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Michelle Obama Touts ‘Let Girls Learn’ Initiative in Japan

United States First Lady Michelle Obama is continuing her trip to Japan, where she is touting an initiative aimed at helping girls in developing countries finish their education. Speaking... read more »

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Japan says 3 killed, 3 hurt in Tunisia museum attack

TOKYO – Three Japanese were killed, and three others injured, in the militant attack on tourists in Tunisia, the Japanese government said Thursday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide... read more »

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44 militants killed in Tirah

BARA: Forty-four militants were killed and several others sustained injuries when Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter aircraft pounded their hideouts in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency on... read more »

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