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Nitin Gadkari dismisses bugging claim, Manmohan Singh seeks probe

Transport minister Nitin Gadkari on SundGadkari dismisses bugging claim, ex-PM Manmohan seeks probeay dismissed as speculative media reports that “listening devices” were recovered from his official residence even as the Congress said it reflected a lack of trust among NDA ministers. A report... read more »

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Boko Haram’s terrifying regional ambitions and a kidnapped politician’s wif...

It was late Saturday or early Sunday when hundreds of militants descended upon a dust-caked Cameroon town called Kolofata. In remote communities like this, more than 700 miles from the national capital along Nigeria’s border, even the cops fret. “When night falls, we tremble,” one Northern... read more »

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Together Again. After 24 Years, Lalu and Nitish to Share Bihar Stage

New Delhi: They have been the most bitter rivals for over two decades. But a common need to defeat the BJP has brought Bihar stalwarts Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav on the same side of an electoral battle. The two former chief ministers will come together while campaigning for by-elections to... read more »

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UN council agrees on demand for Gaza cease-fire

The UN Security Council has agreed on a statement calling for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in Gaza war between Israel and Hamas and scheduled a meeting at midnight to adopt it. The council was meeting as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the... read more »

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Curfew relaxed for 4 hours in Saharanpur

With the situation improving in violence-hit Saharanpur, the district authorities on Monday relaxed curfew for four hours in the new city area to allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open. As the situation has shown improvement, curfew was being... 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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Kareena Kapoor: Bajrangi Bhaijaan has Nothing to do With my Perso...

Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan’s next Bajrangi Bhaijaan is about a Brahmin girl and Muslim boy, but the former says that it has no correlation with her personal life.“The film is going... read more »

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Preity had used harsh words against Wadia: Witness...

A witness has told the police that it was Preity Zinta, who used harsh words against her ex-boyfriend Ness wadia during an IPL match here on May 30.... read more »

Bang Bang teaser gets 2.4 million hits on YouTube

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Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang is hitting big time on the social media: the first teaser of the Siddharth Anand-directed film, which also stars Katrina Kaif,... read more »

After 14 years of marriage, actors Dileep, Manju Warrie...

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Malayalam actor couple Dileep and Manju Warrier on Thursday filed a joint petition before the family court here seeking divorce.The two arrived separately at... read more »

Priyanka Chopra turns 32, gifts her fans Mary Kom tease...

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Mumbai – Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who turned 32 Friday, treated her fans with a teaser of her much-awaited movie Mary Kom — and much like the... 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: Saffron rice & salan

A traditional Awadhi dish dug out from the secret kitchens of AwadhPreparation time: 30minsCooking time: 3o minutesServes:4Ingredients1kg chicken breast1 litre milk1tsp saffron4tsp fennel10 green... read more »

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Recipe: Dahi Wada

A popular north Indian dish of lentil dumplings soaked in Yoghurt.Preparation time: 30 minutes + 3 hours soaking timeCooking time: 20... read more »

Recipe: Vanilla muffins

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Vanilla flavoured muffinsPreparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutesMakes: 8Recipe Ingredients:80g Flour60g Powdered Sugar½ tbsp. Baking... read more »

Recipe: Tiramisu

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Ingredients Nine teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in one and a half cups of water (cooled) - 250 ml baileys – 400 grams Savoiardi biscuits... 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 »

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100,000-year-old case of brain damage found

LONDON: An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human. The child, who lived about 100,000 years ago, survived head trauma for several... read more »

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Mars spacecraft completes 80% of journey

ndia’s maiden mission to the Red Planet, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has completed 80 % of its 54.6 million kilometers to Mars. The MOM has now... read more »

Indian scientists craft portable diagnostic kit for sic...

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Kolkata: In a significant step towards improving the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA), scientists in India are developing a portable and affordable... read more »

India’s Mars orbiter completes about 80 percent o...

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Chennai: Inching closer to the red planet, India’s ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 percent of... read more »

Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

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Hartsfield flew on three shuttle missions including as commander of the Discovery’s maiden flight, NASA space agency said on Saturday. He died after a... read more »

Health & Fitness
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When not to exercise

There are certain times when you shouldn’t be exercising at all, when you can safely stop training and don’t have to blame yourself for being lazyWe are so busy trying to keep fit these... read more »

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7 super ways you won’t have breast cancer

In the last 25 years, the incidence of breast cancer among Indian women has risen.According to information available on the Tata Memorial... read more »

11 crucial minerals for your body

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Together, minerals make up a mere four per cent of your body, but their role in its effective functioning is crucial. Girgaum based family physician, Dr... read more »

Top 5 superfoods with healing powers

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These foods have multiple healing effects like fighting cancer, reducing cholesterol levels and guarding against heart diseases. Intrigued? Let’s take a... read more »

Cancer: Breaking the bad news to patients

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Dr Ranjana Srivastava, who began working as an oncologist in Australia 10 years ago, breaking the news to patients suffering from cancer is part of the... 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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Vatican: Too early to confirm 2025 Orthodox-Catholic summit

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A Vatican spokesman said it’s premature to suggest a gathering between Catholic and Orthodox faiths to mark the 1700th anniversary of the first church council held in Nicea in... 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... read more »

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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 »

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 »

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Gold, silver extend losses on global cues, sluggish demand

Gold remained under pressure for the second straight day and declined by Rs 100 to Rs 28,100 per 10 grams in the national capital on Friday on weak cues from global markets and subdued... read more »

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Adani’s Australia coal mine project cleared

Australian government on Monday cleared the proposed Carmichael coal mine project of the Indian conglomerate Adani Mining in the Galilee Basin in central Queensland. This is expected to... read more »

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With Jaiprakash Power deal, Reliance Power could become India’s t...

Anil Ambani group firm Reliance Power has pipped Adani Power’s Rs 11,700 crore offer to buy the entire hydro power portfolio of Jaiprakash Power for an estimated Rs 12,000 crore after... read more »

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Kerry to Meet Israel, PA Leaders as Peace Talks Continue

John Kerry to visit India in a bid to revitalise US-India relations

Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry visits India this week as Washington tries to revitalise ties it sees as a counterbalance to China’s rising power, but rapid progress is... read more »

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Rivals united: Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar to join hands, fight agai...

New Delhi, July 28: Known as the biggest rivals for decades, decide to join hands for a common aim. The aim to defeat the BJP has brought Bihar’s most popular faces Nitish Kumar and... read more »

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Child rape case: Bangalore school reopens after 10 days

BANGALORE: The school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped reopened on Monday, 10 days after it was shut over the outrageous incident that led to severe public protests and... read more »

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Tour de France 2014, stage 21: Marcel Kittel wins on Champs-Elysees as Vincenzo Nibali is ...

There were strange echoes of a distant, faraway time in Paris on Sunday; Red London buses parked off the Champs-Élysées, Yorkshire flags bearing the white rose lining the famous... read more »

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Satish from Tamil Nadu wins weightlifting gold at CWG

CHENNAI: It was a historic day for Tamil Nadu’s Satish Sivalingam who won gold in men’s 77kg weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow late on Sunday... read more »

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CWG Hockey: Indian women lose 0-3 to New Zealand

Glasgow, Scotland: The Indian women’s hockey team went down fighting to the higher ranked New Zealand 0-3 in their second match of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The... read more »

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Libya warns of ‘humanitarian disaster’ over fuel fire

Libya has requested international assistance to put out a fire at a large fuel storage site in Tripoli that was hit by a rocket during militia clashes. The huge blaze could cause a... read more »

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Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

 Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said on Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the... read more »

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California lightning strikes 14 people in one day

A 20-year-old man died after lightning struck 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner’s official said on Sunday. Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Larry... read more »

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