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PM Modi begins six nation tour, departs for Uzbekistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for Uzbekistan, the first leg of his eight day tour to five central Asian countries and Russia, on Monday. The Prime Minister will land in the Uzbeki capital Tashkent, with the flight time of an estimated three hours. During the visit, the Prime Minister will... read more »

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Father’s consent not required for child’s guardianship

In a relief to unwed mothers, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that there was no need for the consent of the father in getting guardianship of a child. The SC bench headed by Justice Vikramajit Sen said this while recalling the earlier order of a guardianship court and asking it to re-examine the... read more »

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MP government trying to shield itself by making irrelevant statements

Nationalist Congress Party ( NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Monday said that the Madhya Pradesh government was trying to shield itself from trouble by making irrelevant statements. “Madhya Pradesh government is trying to shield and get out of this trouble by making these kinds of statements... read more »

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Mob kills suspected cattle thief in Assam

A mob killed a man, suspecting him to be a cattle thief, and set ablaze his vehicle in Assam’s Golaghat district early Monday, police said. The mob also blocked National Highway 37, demanding police immediately arrest the accomplices of the suspected cattle thief. Police said that the... read more »

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Despite doubts over STF, Chouhan continues to resist CBI probe

A condescending Shivraj Singh Chouhan has offered to hand the enquiry into the deaths of persons connected with the Vyapam scam to a special investigation team under high court’s supervision. However it falls way short of the Congress demand for a CBI inquiry. Is Chouhan stretching the issue to a... read more »

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Blue-eyed people have this bad habit

People with blue eyes might have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, according to an interesting new study. The study by researchers at the University of Vermont in the US is the first to make a direct connection between a person’s eye colour and alcohol... read more »

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Japanese retail giant teams up with Tajima for new life wear

To create a new life wear for women, Japanese retail giant Uniqlo has join hands with Muslim fashion designer Hana Tajima. The retail giant, whose new collections includes long, flowing skirts, tapered ankle-length pants, claims it will be fusion of contemporary design... read more »

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Couple married for 75 years dies hand-in-hand

An American couple, who had been married for 75 years fulfilled their final wish to die in each other’s arms after they passed away holding hands, within hours of each other. Jeannette and Alexander Toczko were both born in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1919. The couple... read more »

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How to beat the heat in summer

Are you finding it tough to tackle the scorching heat? Lets take a look at simple tips from experts on staying cool during summer. Closing windows and doors during the hottest parts of the day to stop the hot air from outside entering and also closing curtains, blinds... read more »

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Kansai Nerolac Paints ties up with Flipkart for festive season

Kansai Nerolac PaintsBSE 4.48 % today said it has entered into a strategic marketing tie-up with leading e-tailer Flipkart ahead of festive season. The interactive consumer interface will allow one to browse through a gallery of wall finishes, designer textures,... read more »

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Your diabetes med could help you shed kilos

Diabetic and want to lose weight? Now you can do both with help of a single medicine, as a new study has shown that Liraglutide, an injectable diabetes drug, helps people shed kilos. US regulators had approved the drug last year for weight loss, and a randomised,... read more »

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Conjunctivitis, if left untreated, can cause sight threatening internal infectio...

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is the most common eye problem that affects people of all age groups. It is also one of the most common eye infections in children. The condition becomes more common in the summer season as a result of rise in temperature which makes it... read more »

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Physical exercise along with a proper diet can help maintain a healthy weight

A recent study has revealed that India has the third-highest number of obese and overweight people after US and China. Around 20% of the adult Indian population is overweight or obese and studies predict that India will be the global diabetes capital by 2050 if the... read more »

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Being a vegan helps lose weight

If you are looking for a size zero figure, then following a vegan diet that includes no animal products could offer better results than other weight-loss plans, says a study. “Vegetarian diets are more effective than non-vegetarian diets for weight loss,”... read more »

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Indian designer gives sarees whole new avatars

While we never get tired of the traditional way of draping a saree, the ethnic Indian attire has bloomed out to new silhouettes, cuts, and draping styles in recent times. Now, Indian designer Lalit Dalmia has given the most interesting and versatile outfit, which is... read more »

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Rajinikanth rejects Drishyam remake

Superstar Rajinikanth rejected an offer to star in the Tamil remake of Malayalam blockbuster Drishyam because he feared that two particular scenes in the film would not have gone down too well with... read more »

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West are ‘opposites...

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has admitted she and rapper husband Kanye West are two very different people. “You can’t expect me to jump up... read more »

Shahrukh Khan gives a miss to Iftaar Party by Baba Sidd...

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Baba Siddiqui’s popular Iftar party which is celebrated popular for its star presence was celebrated yesterday at Taj Land Ends. The party which made news... read more »

After “Premam”, Kamal’s “Papana...

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After Malayalam movie “Premam”, it is now newly released Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil blockbuster “Papanasam” which is facing the menace of piracy. The... read more »

Jim Carrey apologises for tweeting autistic boy’s...

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Jim Carrey, whose good deed took a wrong turn, has recently apologised for posting the photo of an autistic boy without permission in his anti-vaccination... read more »

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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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Foodies beware! Junk food could make you ‘depressed’

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 5000 individuals’ trans fats... read more »

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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... read more »

4 delicious ways to cook meat

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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... read more »

How fermented foods help the body

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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 of... 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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Facebook to now help spot malware on computers

Social networking giant Facebook has partnered security software firm Kasperky to help its users detect and clean malware from their computers. ‘Malware’ is an umbrella term used to refer to... read more »

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Twitter now has a ‘while you were away’ recap feat...

Twitter has launched a new ‘while you were away’ service which recaps important tweets users may have missed since their last login. The new... read more »

How glass can help build super-fast computers

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New research demonstrates how glass could be manipulated to create a material that would allow computers to transfer information using light. This may... 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 »

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Recipe: Fruit Salad

 Ingredients: We need one or two red apples One sliced peach 2 stalks celery 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 pack of  lemon yogurt Method: Put the red apples, sliced peach,... read more »

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How to improve your dental health!

A beautiful smile is a gift endowed by nature that one must always cherish. But are you afraid that your smile will no longer draw the desired... read more »

Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patien...

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A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The new research... read more »

Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

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Daily exercise can help youngsters boost their brain performance, finds a study. In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young... read more »

Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-be

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all that one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period of... read more »

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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 »

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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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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 against... read more »

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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... read more »

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova attend WTA pre-Wimbeld...

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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... read more »

Sania-Cara qualify for Year-End World finals in Singapo...

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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... read more »

Li Na retires from tennis

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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 injuries. Li has been... read more »

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‘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 »

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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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Asian Paints not going to Andhra Pradesh

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday dismissed reports that Asian PaintsBSE 0.49 % was planning to take its proposed investment to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh at the... read more »

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Mercedes Benz records 41% growth in first half of 2015, eyes numb...

Stuttgart based luxury car maker, Mercedes Benz continues its dream run in India. The German car maker posted its highest ever quarter two (April to June) sales in 2015, posting a growth of... read more »

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TVS XL Super reaches 1 crore sales mark; special edition launched

Two-wheeler maker TVS Motor has launched a special edition of XL Super to commemorate the crossing of one crore sales mark by the company’s popular moped. XL Super, which was... read more »

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Bhatkal didn’t use cellphone to call from jail

Countering claims made by central intelligence agencies, Telangana prison officials on Saturday clafified that jailed Indian Mujahideen operative Yasin Bhatkal had called his wife using a... read more »

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BJP hits out at Congress for ‘mysterious’ death of Sy...

Punjab BJP leader Manoranjan Kalia on Monday accused Congress of concealing the truth behind the “mysterious” death of Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee. “People of... read more »

Former allies will return to NDA: Gadkari

North east development assured with 10K road connectivity by 2020

The Central Government has been taking several initiatives to accelerate development work in the north-eastern region, especially to improve road and rail connectivity. A number of... read more »

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Lloyd hat-trick inspires USA to Women’s World Cup glory

The United States produced an impressive performance as they thrashed Japan 5-2 in a pulsating thriller to lift the Women’s World Cup for the third time, with the match featuring an... read more »

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India crowned South Asian Champions for second straight time

Defending champions India notched up an emphatic 93-44 win over Sri Lanka in the finals of 4th South Asian Basketball Championship (SABA) at the Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday. Both the... read more »

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Solheim Cup can boost German golf

Germany has produced champions like Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymer but golf interest there is minimal and Caroline Masson says the 2015 Solheim Cup will be a great chance to show 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... read more »

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With nod to Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic clinches first Grand Sl...

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 Ivanisevic for helping him rediscover... read more »

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Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

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 their first Grand Slam... read more »

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Bangladeshi family from UK traced to ISIS

A Bangladeshi family of 12 from England, who went missing on the way back from a holiday in Dhaka, have confirmed in a statement issued by ISIS terrorists that they are in the... read more »

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Syrians increasingly desperate for healthcare as barrel bombs str...

in southwestern Syria with barrel bombs last month was only the latest episode in a long series of attacks by the Assad regime on medical facilities across the country. It was one of 10... read more »

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Philippines ferry capsize toll rises to 59

The toll in the ferry capsize in central Philippines` Leyte province has risen to 59, officials said on Saturday. The passenger vessel MV Kim Nirvana-B, which capsized on Thursday near the... read more »

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