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Korea ferry accused get court-appointed lawyer

The captain and two crew of a South Korean ferry that sank last week have a state appointed attorney to represent them as they face charges of negligence relating to the deaths of hundreds of passengers. Captain Lee Joon-seok, 69, and two other crew members who abandoned ship have been arrested on... read more »

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Arvind Kejriwal beats Narendra Modi to win TIME magazine’s online pol...

Indian politician Arvind Kejriwal has won the readers’ poll for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME’s annual list of people who influenced the world this past year for better or worse. As the world’s largest democracy votes in the ongoing elections, the key candidates obviously have made an impact... read more »

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U.S. seeks arrest of Congress MP

The U.S. on Wednesday approached India for the arrest of Congress Rajya Sabha member K.V. P. Ramachandra Rao, who has been indicted by a U.S. Federal Jury on charges of receiving bribes of $18.5 million from an American firm which was allowed to mine titanium in Andhra Pradesh. In a letter sent by... read more »

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Regional parties will back Congress

Regional leaders like Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee will prefer to go with a Congress-supported government and not with BJP leader Narendra Modi, Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar has said. “They [Ms. Jayalalithaa and Ms.... read more »

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In Tamil Nadu, a daddy, lady and Modi in final election speeches

Chennai – References to “daddy” and a “lady” in political speeches added a twist of humour to the final round of campaigning in Tamil Nadu, where polling for the national election will take place on Thursday. On Tuesday, DMK leader MK Stalin said the growth achieved by... read more »

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Drinking coffee could cut risk of dying from liver cirrhosis

Washington – Researchers have said that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day reduces the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66 per cent, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis. Lead researcher, Dr. Woon-Puay Koh with Duke-NUS Graduate... read more »

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Researchers successfully treat brain tumor with sound waves

Washington – For the very first time, Swiss researchers have successfully treated a part of a recurring glioma tumor non-invasively using focused sound waves. The procedure was conducted at the Focused Ultrasound Center of University Children’s Hospital... read more »

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What to do before morning workout?

Los Angeles – Working out in the morning may seem like a pain but it’s the best way for a healthy start to the day. Working out in the morning kickstarts one’s metabolism and helps you in burning more fat during the day. So make sure you rise early... read more »

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I don’t think game of cricket owes us anything, says Kumar Sangakkara

Mirpur – Kumar Sangakkara`s eloquence is unquestionable and he was grace personified on the final day of his T20 International career stating that it was a privilege to play the sport and it “does not owe anything to the players”. It turned out to be... read more »

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Heart responds differently to exercise in men and women

Washington – Researchers have said that the formula for peak exercise heart rate that doctors have used for decades to diagnose heart conditions may be flawed as it does not account for differences between men and women. The simple formula of “220 minus... read more »

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Why Mediterranean diet is good for your heart

Washington – New research has provided further evidence of the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells – the two markers of inflammation. Inflammation has an association with... read more »

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Sleep quality does affect decision-making ability

New York – Fragmented or lower sleep efficiency may affect executive function as it is linked to decline in cognitive abilities of older people over a period of three to four years, a study has found. Poor sleep quality is associated with a 40 to 50 percent... read more »

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Tuberculosis (TB) : How can it be prevented?

Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs. TB is caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air when people who have an... read more »

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New blood test could predict risk of sudden cardiac death

Washington – A researcher has found that a simple blood test can predict a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death. Samuel C. Dudley , M.D., Ph.D, chief of cardiology at the CVI, said that the primary prevention model for at-risk patients in the U.S. is to... read more »

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Sleep apnoea could lead to elevated blood sugar levels

Washington: Researchers have linked sleep apnoea with elevated blood sugar levels, raising fears that people with the condition could be at an increased risk of cardiovascular illness and mortality. The research analysed 5,294 participants from the multinational... read more »

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Cold war between Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor?

After delivering three back-to-back blockbuster hits last year, Deepika Padukone is on a high. She is currently the reigning queen of box-office and has become the favourite choice of all directors,... read more »

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Sultan got shelved, but not Soundarya Rajnikanth&#...

She ventured on the filmmaking journey with Sultan, but it got shelved. Unfazed, Soundarya Rajinikanth says that it didn’t affect her animation... read more »

Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger spends 2 ho...

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London – Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he still performs the stunts on his own despite his age. The 66-year-old actor,... read more »

Ranbir Kapoor’s Bombay Velvet look revealed

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The energy and effort Ranbir Kapoor has spent in keeping his Bombay Velvet look secret has come to naught with paparazzi pictures from the sets of the Anurag... read more »

Sunny Leone to host seventh season of dating reality sh...

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Adult filmstar Sunny Leone will host the upcoming seventh season of popular reality show ‘Splitsvilla’. Splitsvilla, aired on MTV India, is based... 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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Goodness of tropical fruits

The tropics is blessed with sunshine all year long along with abundant rainfall and some of the most popular fruits in the world. Read on to find out about their health benefits as well. Passion... read more »

McDonald`s shuts down `advice` website post criticism

McDonald`s shuts down `advice` website post critic...

New York – Fast food chain McDonald’s Corp has shut down a website that warned its own employees against eating fast food, after it garnered... read more »

Ingredients and drinks that help you relax under stress...

Ingredients and drinks that help you relax under stress revealed

Washington – Looking for some quick remedies that will help you relax and calm down after a stressful day at the office? Well, look no further. Food... read more »

Now, `eat your way skinny` with dumbbell cutlery set

Now, `eat your way skinny` with dumbbell cutlery set

Washington – Have you gained weight this festive season? Replace your silverware with the dumbbell cutlery set. The dumbbell cutlery set helps you build... read more »

Winter special: 5 fruits you must have to boost immunit...

Winter special: 5 fruits you must have to boost immunity

Winter is a time when those whacky cold winds can give you cold and flu and other seasonal health disorders. So one needs to have not just a healthy diet, but... read more »

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Nasa reaffirms support to India's Mars orbiter mission: Isro

NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO

Washington – US space agency NASA today said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India’s ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Synthetic... read more »

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Commentary: How to get a job at Google

Mountain View, Calif. -  Last June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The New York Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people... read more »

Government announced the launch of an online informatio...

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New Delhi -  Government today announced the launch of an online information guide, Vikaspedia, for social sectors, and software tools to develop... read more »

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow in 2014: Gartn...

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Growth in global smartphone revenue is expected to slow this year as cheaper devices hit the market and weigh on average selling prices, research firm Gartner... read more »

HTC to launch cheaper smartphones to return to profit

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Smarting from growing losses, Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp says it will expand its range of cheaper products as it fixes off-target marketing for its premium... read more »

Health & Fitness
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Laugh your way to improved short-term memory

Washington: A new study has revealed that laughter can improve short-term memory and makes the brain work better in older adults. The research conducted by Loma Linda University in Southern... read more »

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Drinking green tea improves working memory

Green tea has been linked to many other health benefits including the risk of developing cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This research was... read more »

Dark chocolate may help prevent obesity, diabetes

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Ingredients in dark chocolate may help ward off obesity and type-2 diabetes, according to a new study. A particular type of antioxidant in cocoa can prevent... read more »

WhatsAppitis: Doctors say it’s real and your thum...

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The prestigious medical journal The Lancet has declared that ‘WhatsAppitis’ is a credible disease after diagnosing a 34-year-old-patient with “bilateral... read more »

Smoking increases risk of TB recurrence

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Regular tobacco smoke increases the risk of recurrence of tuberculosis in patients, a new study has found. The study published Monday provides critical new... read more »

Culture
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India showcases military might, culture blend on 65th Republic Da...

India’s powerful military punch and its rich cultural heritage were showcased at the 65th Republic Day parade on a bitterly cold Sunday, with chief guest and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe... read more »

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‘India’s political culture has crippled intelligen...

British journalist Adrian Levy pieced together stories of the 26/11 terror attacks on Mumbai — “the fourth largest city in the world under siege... 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 »

Know what stories do to your brain?

Know what stories do to your brain?

New York – Good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes, figuratively. Now is the time to see what a good novel may do to your brain. Researchers... read more »

Religion
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 famed temple, the total earnings in the... read more »

A Christmas Tree that is India's tallest - and growing

A Christmas Tree that is India’s tallest ...

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai – Gaily decorated with twinkling fairy lights, angels, reindeers and cotton snow, this is one Christmas tree that stands... 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 »

Kathmandu’s sweet but deadly kung fu nuns

Kathmandu's sweet but deadly kung fu nuns

By Mohammad Asim Khan Kathmandu – Their smiling faces and calm demeanour mask a roaring sea of immense energy and strength. These inmates of the Druk... read more »

Nepal findings confirm early date of Buddha’s lif...

Nepal findings confirm early date of Buddha's life!

Kathmandu – Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating back to the sixth century... read more »

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Markets closed today for Lok Sabha elections voting in Mumbai

Indian debt, currency and equity markets will be closed on Thursday as Mumbai takes part in the five-week long Lok Sabha Election process set to conclude in mid-May. Trading will resume on... read more »

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Bharti Infratel net profit jumps 64% to Rs472 crore

New Delhi: Bharti Infratel Ltd, the telecom tower operator of Bharti Airtel Ltd, on Thursday said its net profit jumped 64% to Rs.472 crore for the fourth quarter ended March from Rs.287... read more »

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg faces IPO lawsuit over misleading investors

Facebook Q1 revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads

Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street’s financial... read more »

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Akhilesh Yadav confident about SP getting maximum seats in UP

Saifai: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday cast his vote from Saifai in Etawah district saying that he was confident that the Samajwadi Party would get maximum number... read more »

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Election expenses for five years cross Rs 1.5 lakh crore

As ongoing Lok Sabha polls reach the sixth phase, a new study has found that the total money spent on all elections in last five years has crossed Rs 1,50,000 crore and over half of these... read more »

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Kejriwal slams Modi, Rahul for “massive poll spending”

Pitching his ‘aam-aadmi’ credentials, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday hit out at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for... read more »

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Cristiano Ronaldo set to return as Real Madrid face FC Bayern Munich in Champions League s...

Madrid: World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to make his comeback from injury for Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visit the Santiago Bernabeu for their Champions League... read more »

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ICC World T20 2014: Most watched tournament on TV, digital

Mumbai: Television Audience Measurement (TAM) has said that the fifth ICC World Twenty20, 2014, which held in Bangladesh, was the most watched tournament on TV and digital. According to... read more »

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Glenn Maxwell bats Punjab to third straight victory in IPL 7

A disciplined allround performance by the Kings XI Punjab helped them register their third victory on the trot in IPL 7, beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs in Sharjah on Tuesday. Punjab... read more »

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Karachi: 4 including Inspector Shafiq Tanoli killed in suicide blast

KARACHI: Four persons including a senior policeman Inspector Shafiq Tanoli were killed when a suicide blast occurred near old vegetable market Thursday morning, Geo News reported. According... read more »

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Bad policy caused the ferry disaster, not bad culture

Moments of great tragedy often elicit national soul-searching. So it is with last week’s South Korean ferry disaster, which has triggered an outpouring of not only grief and anger, but... read more »

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Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis

With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an... read more »

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