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Indonesia Search Team to Float AirAsia Fuselage

JAKARTA: Indonesian salvage teams launched today an operation to raise the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the sea bed as they recovered four more bodies from the wreckage of the crashed jet. The bid came a day after divers were able to enter the main section of the jet, which crashed in the... read more »

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Japan Awaits Hostages’ Fate After Islamic State Deadline Passes

Japan’s government and public await the fate of two Japanese captives threatened with execution, 24 hours after the passing of a deadline on Islamic State’s demand for a $200 million ransom. The government considered the cutoff point to have been 2:50 p.m. Tokyo time on Friday. Islamic State... read more »

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In Gujarat, all schools asked to perform ‘compulsory’ Saraswati...

Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad School Board has whipped up a controversy with its circular asking all schools to hold ‘Saraswati Vandana’ on Vasant Panchami on Saturday, drawing accusations of promoting ruling BJP’s Hindutva agenda and warnings of legal action and protest by... read more »

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Death of ‘reformer’ King Abdullah: Why Saudis will remain frene...

The death yesterday (23 January) of Saudi King Abdullah – widely acclaimed as a “reformer”, albeit a one only in the context of the glacial pace of change in this semi-mediaeval kingdom – changes nothing for anybody anywhere. While the optics of geopolitical political correctness... read more »

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US and India Appear Ready to Try to Hash Out Differences

Differences that the United States and India have been grappling with for years are expected to dominate talks between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they meet in New Delhi next week. Climate Change India is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases,... 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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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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Telugu comedian M.S. Narayana passes away

Actor and comedian M.S. Narayana, a veteran with over 750 films to his credit, passed away at a corporate hospital here on Friday morning. He was 63. He is survived by daughter Sasikiran and son... read more »

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Trisha Krishnan to tie knot with industrialist

Actress Trisha Krishnan, who has starred in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films, on Friday got engaged to industrialist Varun Manian. The... read more »

Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu to have a simple wedding at ...

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Actors Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu have decided to have a low-key wedding at their house in Khar, Mumbai. The bride is confident it will be special, while... read more »

Notice to makers of ‘PK’ for alleged plagiarism

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the producers and directors of Aamir Khan-starrer PK on a novelist’s plea accusing the makers of the movie... read more »

Big B, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan pay tribute to Ilaiyar...

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Cinema superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan shared stage to pay tribute to music maestro Ilaiyaraaja at the audio launch of R. Balki’s... 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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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 oil. You can add veggies and spices to this... read more »

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How fermented foods help the body

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... 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 »

Recipe: Spiced beetroot

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This tasty dish is a blend of spice and sour. It’s delicious, healthy and perfect as a side dish. Ingredients: – 200g beetroot – 1 large... 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 »

Health & Fitness
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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 »

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 »

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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 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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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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SBI signs loan pact with EIB

State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union’s long-term lending institution, signed a loan agreement for Euro 100 million... read more »

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Air India brings back passengers stranded at Budapest

Air India on Friday pressed into service two of its India bound international flights to bring back passengers stranded at Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The flights arrived in Mumbai... read more »

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Direct Tax collections up 13% in April-Dec

Gross direct tax collections – including tax on personal and corporate incomes – from April to December of financial year 2014-15 are up by 12.93 per cent at Rs. 5,46,661 crore as... read more »

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My aim is to expose AAP: Vinod Kumar Binny

He was one of the first elected representatives to join the Aam Aadmi Party and also one of the first to be expelled by it. Former two-time Independent councillor from Laxmi Nagar, Vinod... read more »

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BJP to take padyatra route to woo voters

With exactly a fortnight left for the Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s election management committee on Friday made padyatras mandatory for each of its 70... read more »

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Will ‘giant killer’ Rakhi strike again?

The Mangolpuri Assembly segment rose to fame during the last Assembly polls as a ‘giant killer’ emerged on the political horizon of the Capital. Aam Aadmi Party’s Rakhi Bidlan, one of... read more »

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Bhupathi out of mixed doubles in Australian Open

Mahesh Bhupathi went out of the mixed doubles competition following a first-round loss, even as India’s junior tennis players began their campaign on a positive note in the Australian... read more »

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Race for BCCI president gathers pace

The race for the post of president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has begun to gather pace with opposition growing to a possible bid from N. Srinivasan, who had stepped... read more »

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BCCI issues fresh ultimatum for damages to WICB

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued an ultimatum to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), demanding that it furnish the $41.97 million damages caused by 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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Japan not to give up on hostages issue

Japan promised Saturday not to give up “until the very end” on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants demanding a $200 million ransom,... read more »

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US officials detail Islamic State kills, but hard part ahead

LONDON: The US and its allies sought to put a good face on the coalition’s deliberate campaign to roll back the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria on Thursday, boasting of having... read more »

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Historic move: UK begins transfer of powers to Scotland

LONDON: The British government began a historic transfer of powers to Scotland on Thursday, keeping a pledge it had given to persuade Scots to reject independence as renewed nationalist... read more »

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