5:05 am - Thursday May 25, 2017

Why Major Nitin Gogoi is a real hero for the entire country

What cannot be overlooked is that the ‘out of box’ solution put in force by Major Gogoi saved the lives of his men, EC officials as well as stone pelters without firing a single bullet. When the news of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat awarding Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi a commendation card... read more »

Pakistan asks ICJ to hold early hearing in Jadhav case: media report

The Express Tribune, citing sources, said the request was made in view of the coming elections for ICJ judges, scheduled to be held in November, Pakistan has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to hold an early hearing in the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been... read more »

Meghalaya Class 10 merit list leak blamed on technical glitch, casts shadow...

Controller of examinations, MBoSE, says a possible technical glitch by National Informatics Centre could have led to the leak of the Meghalaya Class 10 board merit list online. GUWAHATI Leak of the merit list online overshadowed declaration of results for the Class 10 (SSLC) board exams in... read more »

IAF Sukhoi Su-30 MKI from Tezpur airbase in Assam goes missing in Arunachal...

A Sukhoi 30 MK1 aircraft of the Indian Air Force lost radio contact and went off-radar on Tuesday, reports said. The aircraft had taken off from Tezpur’s Salanibari Air Force station in Assam. Two pilots who were onboard the plane are also missing. According to CNN-News18, the aircraft went... read more »

Delhi: At least 80 shops gutted in Chandani Chowk; no casualties reported a...

At least 80 shops were gutted after a major fire broke out in Delhi’s Chandani Chowk area on Monday night, officials said on Tuesday. IndiaVision reported that at 9.35 pm the fire control room was alerted about the incident in Katra Dulia — the area had more than a thousand wholesale... read more »

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Revamp Your Kitchen with UrbanClap

When was the last time you devoted time to change the look and feel of your kitchen? Well, most of us don’t pay as much attention to the look and feel of the kitchen as to the other parts of the house. However, we are sure they do know that their kitchen plays a... read more »

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Tips to Reduce Your Factory & Warehouse Insurance Premium

While it is a necessity to buy a comprehensive insurance policy to insure your factory & warehouse, there are various pragmatic ways through which a business owner can get the complete value of money or in other ways, reduce the insurance premium. Let’s have a... read more »

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EE PICS: Rana Daggubati shares candid photos on the sets of Baahubali 2

Ahead of the release of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion, Rana Daggubati took to Instagram to share of picture of him on the sets. With just 11 days left for the grand release of Baahubali: The Conclusion, expectations it has among fans is huge. The first... read more »

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Zeenat Aman: Priyanka Chopra Will Be Ideal For My Biopic

Veteran actress Zeenat Aman, who is still remembered for her bold character in Dev Anand’s “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, says that Priyanka Chopra would be ideal for her biopic if a film is ever made. “I want Priyanka Chopra to do my biopic. I think she is very... read more »

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Watch Tubelight teaser: Salman Khan is a simpleton stuck in the 1962 Indo-China ...

The teaser of Tubelight, directed by Kabir Khan, and starring Salman Khan and Zhu Zhu in the lead roles, is finally here. Perhaps, there can not be a better and more successful writer-director combination in Bollywood right now than Salman Khan and Kabir Khan. Kabir... read more »

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Deepika Padukone attacks foreign media for confusing her with Priyanka Chopra: ‘...

Over the last few months, on several occasions, the foreign media mistook Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for her contemporary Priyanka Chopra, but the actor chose to reserve her reaction on the goof-ups. Today, however, Deepika was not in the mood to ignore this... read more »

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Parineeti & Shraddha battle it out to perform at the Bieber concert:

The two leading ladies of Bollywood who share not just acting talent but are also competing to emerge as who’s the better singer are in a fight right now. Looks like Parineeti Chopra and Shraddha Kapoor are battling it out to give exclusive performances at... read more »

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Top NRI Realty Investment Destinations

The Nonresident Indian`s (NRI) investment in real estate is a big boost to the struggling reality sector. In the past, the NRI population primarily bought homes, where they would eventually settle down after returning to their home grounds. However, since the last... read more »

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Entertainment

It is not nice to have abuses thrown at your mother and sister: S...

In a throwback interview, Saif Ali Khan poured out his heart out about his now ex-wife Amrita Singh. Mumbai: Estranged Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh may be cordial to one another... read more »

Anand Ahuja is in love with Sonam Kapoor’s C...

Sonam Kapoor’s red carpet appearances have got a thumbs up from boyfriend Anand Ahuja. Sonam Kapoor is making heads turn with her style... read more »

Sonam Kapoor glitters in gold at Cannes

Cannes, May 23 (PTI) Sonam Kapoor chose gold has her colour for second red carpet appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. Sonam wore a shimmery Elie Saab... read more »

Baahubali 2 box-office collection day 25: Dangal to bea...

Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal is expected to cross the global box-office collection, so far, of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion by as early as Tuesday. Unbelievable.... read more »

Sonam Kapoor at Cannes 2017: Sonam has this to say abou...

On Day 5 of Cannes Film Festival, Sonam Kapoor looked radiant in a soft blush coloured flowy gown all ready for the red carpet. Here is what Sonam has to say... read more »

Holiday Ideas

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 »

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

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...

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 »

Food

Pizza maker Papa John’s hands insured for a whopping 10 M p...

Seems like Papa John’s has taken their love for pizza to another level as the company has recently insured its founder’s hands for 10 million pounds. Tabloid media revealed that Papa John... read more »

Haldiram products under scanner!

Maharashtra government today asked its health regulator to check samples of Haldiram’s packaged snacks to find if they are fit for human... read more »

FSSAI to review caffeine standards in beverages

Food safety regulator FSSAI has decided to review caffeine standards in caffeinated and energy drinks and is looking for an agency to study the consumption... read more »

Foodies beware! Junk food could make you ‘depress...

If you love gorging on fast food, chances are that you might end up being depressed, claims a new study. San Diego State University researchers analysed almost... read more »

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... read more »

Sci - Tech

Xiaomi Redmi 4 review: Redmi 3S Prime HD remaster

Xiaomi’s new Redmi 4 borrows heavily from last year’s Redmi 3S (Prime) in almost all the major departments, and yet, when you look at it for the first time and take it out for a ride,... read more »

OnePlus 5 Colour Variants Teased, Might Offer Inte...

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus has referred to one of the colours as “Unicorn” OnePlus 5 is expected to come in Black and Red colours as well The... read more »

Nokia 3310 clones Micromax X1i & Darago 3310 come a...

The popular Nokia 3310 handset has finally arrived in India, and it has come in a newly designed version. Here’s what its lookalikes Micromax X1i and... read more »

Moto Z2 Play in Lunar Gray colour with 5.5-inch display...

By now, we already know that Motorola is working on Moto Z2, Z2 Play and Z2 Force. Although the company didn’t confirm the making of the handsets,... read more »

Android O First Impressions: Quick Toggles, Smart Text ...

HIGHLIGHTS Android O beta is now available to download online It is only available for the Pixel and Nexus phones Android O was the most awaited segment at... read more »

Health & Fitness

It takes two livers to save an obese patient

An obese man requiring liver transplant had to seek donation from two of his family members as the portion of liver donated by one was not sufficient. Sameer Mitra, 46, weighed 93kg. Doctors had to... read more »

Tips to reduce weight in 10 days

Do you wish to reduce weight within 10 ten days? If you eat right, perform the correct exercises and follow a healthy regime, you are bound to lose... read more »

Coffee not responsible for obesity, diabetese

Coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes, according to a first-of-its-kind study that used genes to... read more »

Cinnamon, peppermint oil- A new answer to chronic wound...

You must have heard that health is wealth and that stands true for all those who suffer from chronic wounds in India. Ending miseries of all, we have a good... read more »

Poor sanitation practices leads to unfavorable pregnanc...

Indian ladies suffer majorly during pregnancy! Besides household chores and other responsibilities there are several other reasons which hamper the growth of a... read more »

Culture

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 »

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...

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 ...

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

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

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 »

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 »

tennis

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set up Madrid Open semifinal

Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal with Novak Djokovic after withstanding a tough challenge from David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 at the Madrid Open on Friday. Djokovic, the defending champion, advanced when... read more »

Sania, Paes in Wimbledon finals with partners

Sania Mirza creates history to set herself up for her first ever women’s doubles Grand Slam title while seasoned pro Leander Paes is now one win... read more »

Kyrgios in ‘racist’ spat with swim legend F...

Temperamental Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios slammed swimming legend Dawn Fraser as a “blatant racist” today after she told him to “go... read more »

Serena, Sharapova set for Wimbledon semi-final showdown

Serena Williams survived a scare to book a Wimbledon semi-final showdown with old rival Maria Sharapova as the world number one battled back to defeat Victoria... read more »

Murray, Federer, Wawrinka, Gasquet enter quarters

2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray outlasted the big serving of Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic to reach the quarter-finals, while seven-time champion Roger... read more »

golf

Lahiri gives up early gains in first round

India’s Anirban Lahiri continued his European journey in style after registering an even par score through 13 holes in the first round of the Scottish Open, here today. Lahiri, 28, one of the four... read more »

Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag on ...

Golfer Bubba Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the contentious Confederate battle banner on his “General Lee” Dodge Charger from... read more »

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boxing

‘Sweeper’ boxer Krishna Rout seeks a job of dignity f...

Former national boxer Krishna Rout, who has been cleaning open drains for the past 15 years as a temporary worker of Howrah Municipal Corporation, on Saturday said he would appeal to Chief Minister... read more »

Boxing legend Mohammad Ali’s doctor plays do...

American boxing legend Mohammad Ali’s doctor has reportedly played down fears concerning the former world heavyweight champion’s... read more »

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India’s Compound Archers Claim Men’s Team Gold At Wor...

The team comprising Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh prevailed 226-221 against the Colombians. The Colombian team comprised Camilo Andres Cardona, Jose Carlos Ospina and Daniel... read more »

Double points for Force India at British GP

Sahara Force India today enjoyed its second successive double points finish with Nico Hulkenberg finishing seventh and Sergio Perez ninth at their... read more »

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relationships
beauty

I won’t make anarkali suits, imperfection is my thing

From village Jogewala in Moga district to France, fashion designer Navjeet Kaur recalls a journey straight out of a movie script. Over samosas squeezed between white bread slices and non-herbal tea... read more »

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... read more »

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All India

Human shield: Paresh Rawal wants Arundhati Roy be tied to Army je...

NEW DELHI: Veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal, last night, said that instead of a stone pelter, writer Arundhati Roy be tied to an Army jeep. “Instead of tying... read more »

Mercury on the rise in Kashmir and near LoC: Army ...

As summers start setting in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces expect more encounters and gun fights in the Valley as militants, waiting across the... read more »

Mumbai-based businessman Sheikh Nabi Ahmed jailed in Pa...

Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, an Indian national, who was arrested in Pakistan for not possessing travel documents, is a Mumbai-based businessman, the Mumbai police... read more »

Hotel food at Dalit’s house: Yeddyurappa under attack, ...

Congress and other parties alleged that BS Yeddyurappa didn’t consume the pulao made by the Dalit family and asked for idlis to be procured from outside. The... read more »

Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: ICJ hearing exposes hypocris...

Human rights are a matter of both democracy and hypocrisy, certainly in India. Two recent examples, India’s flat-out fight for one of its own and its... read more »

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U.S. extends leniency programme for companies that disclose bribe...

MIAMI (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department will extend a programme that offers companies leniency if they voluntarily tell authorities when employees may have paid bribes, a senior official... read more »

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Lloyds, two others dismissed from yen Libor litiga...

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed Lloyds Banking Group Plc , ICAP Europe Ltd and Tullett Prebon Plc as defendants from... read more »

Crunch week as Fed meets on rates, Trump team joins G20

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LONDON (Reuters) – After a year that tipped conventional wisdom on its head, the coming week might suggest a return to some sort of normality for the... read more »

Some bank bulls grow wary on policy uncertainty

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(Reuters) – Bank shares have been the runaway winners of the post-election U.S. stock market boom as investors wagered that higher interest rates,... read more »

State-owned carrier Air India understated losses –...

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s state-owned airline Air India understated its operating losses by nearly $1 billion over three fiscal years to March... read more »

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To resounding applause from fans, the superstar asked, “What is wrong in serving the...

Two traders were gunned down in Mathura by half a dozen people who escaped with gold worth Rs. 4 crore. HIGHLIGHTS 1. Two traders were gunned down in Mathura. 2. Jewellers across... read more »

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Rajinikanth hints he may enter politics soon

HIGHLIGHTS Rajinikanth on Friday asked his fans to get back to their duties but be ready for war. Rajinikanth proclaimed himself to be a true-blue Tamilian. If I am thrown out of Tamil... read more »

Landslide on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway, 1500 Feared St...

Gopeshwar: The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway was on Friday closed near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district due to a landslide, following which hundreds of pilgrims... read more »

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Market Live: Sensex, Nifty remain sluggish; pharma stocks continue to bleed

Sun Pharma and Cipla were the top losers on both indices, while Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Mahindra, Eicher Motors and Hindalco gained the most. Moneycontrol News 2:45 pm Earning... read more »

RBI outlines broad plans on $150 billion bank bad loan resolution

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outlined the broad contours of a plan to resolve the $150 billion bad debt problem plaguing the country’s banks Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)... read more »

GST: Govt dictating prices goes against free-market spirit; will ...

In an interview  on Monday, revenue secretary, Hasmukh Adhia, gave out an explicit warning to companies planning to increase prices on products ahead of the launch of Goods and Services... read more »

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India’s Avenue Supermarts IPO oversubscribed 106 times

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The last day of bidding for an initial public offering (IPO) by India’s Avenue Supermarts Ltd saw investors clamouring for the shares, tempted by the... read more »

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India’s industrial output up 2.7 percent in January

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s industrial output rose 2.7 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. ... read more »

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Volkswagen, Tata Motors plan to cooperate in India

NEW DELHI/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmaker Volkswagen said on Friday it had signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a partnership with Tata Motors to jointly develop auto... read more »

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Sara Ali Khan’s debut movie revealed, and it’s with Sushant Singh Rajput

Star kid Sara Ali Khan has been in the news for her rumoured relationship with Harshvardhan Kapoor, and made headlines when a picture showing her in a bikini went viral. Fans are eagerly... read more »

Real-life hero Matthunny Mathews who inspired ‘Airlift̵...

HIGHLIGHTS Eighty one-year-old Mathews, who hailed from Kumbanad in Pathnamthitta district, was ailing for some time and passed away on Saturday Popularly known as ‘Toyota... read more »

Arun Jaitley again sues Arvind Kejriwal for Rs 10 crore after Del...

Union minister Arun Jaitley today filed a fresh Rs 10 crore suit against the Delhi Chief Minister over an objectionable word used in court by Kejriwal’s counsel Ram Jethmalani last... read more »

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IPL 2017: From influx of Englishmen to domination by pacers, 5 things we learned from 10th...

Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by a single run in a gripping Indian Premier League (IPL) final on Sunday to claim their third title. Mumbai seemed to be struggling after openers... read more »

Pro Kabaddi League 2017: 10 costliest buys from players auction

The players’ auction for the fifth edition of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) sprang up few surprises Day 1 on Monday (May 22). Here are the top buys.. New Delhi, May 23: The players’... read more »

Kumar Sangakkara to bid adieu to first-class cricket after ongoin...

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara will retire from first-class cricket in September at the end of England’s county championship season. The Surrey batsman, who quit Test... read more »

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Nick Krygios to play Davis Cup tie for Australia

Nick Kyrgios Monday reaffirmed his commitment to Australia`s Davis Cup team amid fears he could pull out in protest at Tennis Australia dumping Bernard Tomic. During an extraordinary tirade... read more »

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... read more »

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova attend WTA pre-Wimbeldon bash

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

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Donald Trump Arrives For Talks With Palestinian Leader Mahmud Abbas In Bethlehem

US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of his first trip abroad as president, and follows an initial leg in Saudi Arabia, where he urged... read more »

Brazil’s Michel Temer Refuses to Resign in Face of Investig...

Brasilia: Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he would not resign after the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into allegations he condoned bribes to a... read more »

At least 141 Haftar Loyalist Killed in South Libya Airbase Attack

Tripoli: An attack on an airbase in south Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, a spokesman for his forces said on Saturday. Members of... read more »

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