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After SpiceJet, Jet Airways, AirAsia India Join Fare conflict

AirAsia India is offering fares as low as Rs. 1,290 under a special promotional offer. This offer is applicable on bookings till September 21, 2014, and travel period between September 16, 2014 and March 31, 2015. Meanwhile, Jet Airways is also offering promotional fares on tickets purchased before... read more »

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Saradha group cos will face prosecution for violation of several laws: SFIO

Completing its probe into the ‘chit fund scam’ of 14 Saradha group firms, the Serious Fraud Investigation Office today said that these companies have been found to be running ‘ponzi schemes’ and would face prosecution for violation of several laws. The investigation concluded that the group... read more »

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Protesters March as Leader Urges ‘Good Sense’

Pro-democracy activists staged a march yesterday demanding broader rights for Hong Kong’s first leadership election in 2017, defying a call by the city’s top official to back China on electoral reforms. Demonstrators rallied against plans by China to vet candidates for the election, and... read more »

John Kerry

40 countries offer to contribute to international coalition against IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said nearly 40 countries have offered to contribute to an international coalition to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Mr Kerry said he was not asking any ally to commit troops. Speaking ahead of a conference in Paris today, Mr Kerry said several... read more »

CBI chief expresses regret for 'rape' remark, NCW says its meaningless

Reveal name of whistleblower in CBI chief case: Supreme Court tells Prashan...

The Supreme Court on Monday asked lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan to reveal the source of his information on the guest list at CBI chief Ranjit Sinha’s residence. The apex court asked Bhushan to give the name of the whistleblower in a sealed envelope and directed its registry to keep all... 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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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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Varun Dhawan and Sharddha Kapoor’s first look in ABCD2

The makers have released the first look of Varun Dhawan and Sharddha Kapoor from movie ABCD2.The movie, which is sequel of 2013 ABCD (Any Body Can Dance), is slated for June 2015 release.In the... read more »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in Chennai for I audio launc...

Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday arrived amidst tight security at the Chennai airport to attend the audio launch of Vikram-starrer... read more »

Mahesh Babu not attending Ai audio launch

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The post production work of director Shankar’s upcoming film Ai is progressing at a swift pace. Meanwhile, the entire team is upbeat about the grand audio... read more »

Haapy that we finished ‘Rudhramadevi’ on ti...

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Chennai –  Telugu magnum opus “Rudhramadevi”, which has been on the floors for over two years, has finally been wrapped up. Director... read more »

Dasari supports RGV’s film auctioning idea

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Chennai – Telugu cinema’s renowned filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, who has backed the auctioning idea of Ram Gopal Varma, feels it will... 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: Vegetable sweet corn soup

Ingredients: One cup fresh sweet corn, one finely chopped carrot, one tbsp chopped cabbage, half tsp sugar, half tsp green chilli sauce, half tsp soya sauce, one tbsp corn flour, four cups... read more »

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Recipe: Tomato chicken with brown rice

Tomato chicken with brown rice is a delightful blend of spices and tangy tomatoes. It is essentially chicken pieces coated with many fragrant spices... read more »

Recipe: Russian Borscht

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Ingredients:Three cups of chicken stock (for non vegetarians) or plain water (for vegetarians)- 1 cabbage – 4 potatoes – 2 beetroots – 2... read more »

An Egyptian feast in Kolkata

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Theirs are traditions as rich and old as ours and their love for peppy Bollywood numbers is as Indian as it gets. And not only that, Cairo girls Hannah Sameh,... read more »

Recipe: Gosht Dum Biryani

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Dinkar Sardesai, executive chef of Rama International, Aurangabad shares the authentic recipe of Gosht Dum Biryani. Ingredients 1 kg Lamb meat 600 gm Basmati... read more »

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Isro says India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is on target

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 crucial stage on September 24.... read more »

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‘God particle’ could demolish the universe, :Hawki...

The elusive ‘God particle’ discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking... read more »

Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

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In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of... read more »

NASA’s Mars rover gets ready to have its ‘m...

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

New experiment to test the nature of our universe

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

Health & Fitness
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Air pollution harming brains of urban young

Researchers at the University of Montana found that when air particulate matter and their components such as metals are inhaled or swallowed, they pass through damaged barriers – including... read more »

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Exercises that help you battle pain

Walking for back pain: Got a nagging backache? Simply put on your sports shoes and walk. Numerous studies throw light on how walking lessens pain,... read more »

8 healthy foods every woman must eat

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While eating healthy is essential for both the sexes, men and women have different dietary requirements. Here are some foods that every woman must include in... read more »

Daily breakfast may protect kids from diabetes

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Make sure that your kids do not skip breakfast as researchers have found that regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of... read more »

Do you wake up with a headache?

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Have you been waking up with a headache quite often these days? If yes, then it’s high time to stop neglecting it. Start with finding out what triggers... 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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Djokovic to skip Serbia’s Davis Cup tie against India

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 contest citing fatigue. The Serbian star,... read more »

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With nod to Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic clinches...

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... 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 »

Serena Williams makes it three in a row at US Open

Serena Williams named 2013 WTA Player of the Year for fifth time

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... read more »

Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares clinch U.S. Open mixed doubles...

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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... read more »

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Industrialist Paid high amount of Rs. 8.5 Lakh for a Number Plate

Industrialist LD Mittal who is the chairman of Sonalika Group has paid Rs. 8.5 lakh for a fancy number plate in a public auction.  The 0001 number of the newly launched CH-01-AZ series... read more »

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Bajaj Electricals bags Rs 518 crore order

Bajaj Electricals has bagged two orders worth Rs 518.46 crore in Madhya Pradesh. The first order from Madhya Pradesh Purva Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Ltd forrural electrification work... read more »

Crude oil

Crude oil futures plunge to Rs. 5,569 per barrel

Crude oil futures fell 1.82 per cent to Rs. 5,569 per barrel today as speculators trimmed their positions amid a weak trend in Asian trade after a sharp slowdown in Chinese industrial... read more »

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2,000 tourists stranded on Green Island due to typhoon

Nearly 2,000 tourists were stranded on Green Island off the coast of southeastern Taiwan on Monday because of big waves and strong winds resulting from Typhoon Kalmaegi.The typhoon, which... read more »

We can't take or give support to Congress, BJP: Prashant Bhushan

2G Scam: Supreme Court directs advocate Prashant Bhushan to submi...

The Supreme Court has directed senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan to disclose the source of his information in the 2G scam case about Central Bureau of Investigation chief Ranjit Sinha. The... read more »

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AAP to hold state convention on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary...

Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) newly appointed Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur said his party would hold a state-level convention at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr district on September 28,... read more »

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Players to watch out for in CLT20

Many call it a sidekick to the Indian Premier League. But for individual players, the Champions League Twenty20 is another platform for players to make a mark in the shortest format of the... read more »

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Big chance for Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck to prove his critics...

After a GBP 16million move to Arsenal from Manchester United on deadline transfer day this summer, Danny Welbeck will be eager to start a new chapter in his life. Arsenal host champions... read more »

Lower-order contribution good for Indian cricket : Former captain Rahul Dravid

ODI cricket is ‘seriously’ struggling: Rahul Dravid

I think one-day cricket is seriously struggling. One-day cricket, without a context, is struggling. One-day cricket, if you look at it from the point of view of Champions Trophy or the... read more »

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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 »

Djokovic to defend Australian Open title without `official preparation`

Djokovic beats Murray, enters 8th US Open semi in a row

Through a pair of back—and—forth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions. They tracked down would—be winners and somehow... read more »

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Makarova enters maiden Grand Slam semifinal

Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova reached the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career, downing former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday. Makarova, a left-hander ranked 18th... read more »

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Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

BEIJING: Heavy rains in China’s southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding, state media reported on... read more »

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The painful secrecy of Russia’s war in Ukraine

A cemetery on the outskirts of Pskov, in northwestern Russia, has become a dangerous place to visit. Inside are recently dug soldiers’ graves that some believe prove the Russian... read more »

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David Haines beheading: Latest updates as ISIS release footage sh...

British hostage David Haines has been beheaded by Islamic State militants. The aid worker, 44, was captured by ISIS in Syria in March 2013. The plight of the dad-of-two was revealed when he... read more »

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