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Saradha scam: TMC MP Srinjoy Bose held, Congress, BJP demand Mamata’s...

Kolkata: Stepping up the heat in the wake of the CBI arresting Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose, the Congress and the BJP on Friday demanded the resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Bose was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his prima... read more »

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Obama phones Pakistan PM after announcing India trip

WASHINGTON: Hours after the White House publicly confirmed that President Obama will be the chief guest at India’s Republic Day, the US president phoned Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to tell him that Washington values its ties with Islamabad. The mollifying phone call made from... read more »

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Jerusalem mayor: We cannot discriminate against Arabs

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat spoke out strongly in an interview with Army Radio on Friday against the actions of Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni, who stopped the city’s employment of Arab workers doing renovation to bomb shelters in local daycare centers. Shimoni made the decision in the wake of... read more »

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Maharashtra has to be biggest contributor to Make in India, says Fadnavis

Maharashtra has to be the biggest contributor if Make in India is to succeed, the state’s chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Saturday. “I represent a state which has always held the key to India’s makeover. It contributes most to GDP of India,... read more »

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Narendra Modi’s diplomatic coup: Barack Obama to be Republic Day parade chi...

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: PM Narendra Modi pulled off yet another diplomatic coup on Friday – perhaps his biggest one – when President Barack Obama accepted his invite to visit India as chief guest of the Republic Day parade next year. Modi broke the news himself when he tweeted on Friday... 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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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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Kim Kardashian disappointed after India trip gets cancelled

American reality TV star Kim Kardashian, whose maiden trip toIndia was cancelled due to visa issues, says she will soon try to come back and meet her fans here. The 34-year-old ‘Keeping Up With... read more »

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Bigg Boss 8: Kim Kardashian to be paid Rs.5 crore?

The firangi connection of Bigg Boss house always gains the much needed attention. This time to walk on the cake is Hollywood socialite and reality TV... read more »

Salman Khan Decorates Entire Galaxy Apartment Building ...

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Salman Khan and his family seem to be leaving no stone unturned to make youngest beti Arpita Khan’s wedding an affair to remember. The entire Galaxy... read more »

‘Kill Dil`review: Ali Zafar, Ranveer Singh kill w...

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One of the much hyped movies of this year, `Kill Dil` has released. It managed to create a buzz in the virtual world right from the start because of the... read more »

Bigg Boss 8: Wild card Nigaar Khan in the house!

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Bigg Boss 8 makers are trying every possible means to make sure their show’s TRPs go up but from heated arguments to physical violence, nothing has been... 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: Lasagna with meat sauce

Ingredients: – 1 lb ground mutton – 3/4 lb bulk pork sausage – 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce – 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste – 2 garlic cloves, minced – 2... read more »

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Recipe: Kaju jeera rice

A little experimentation can do wonders, especially when it comes to cooking techniques. While delectable jeera rice has been a great dish, addition... read more »

Recipe: Cheesy pasta

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Ingredients – One packet of penne – One each of red capsicum and yellow capsicum – Two tsp corn flour or plain flour (maida) – One... read more »

Fresh fruit ice pops, anyone?

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The heat is on and looks like it’s going to stay that way until the end of October. How about tucking into special foods and beverages to battle the hot... read more »

Recipe: Masala omelette

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Masala omelette is an all time favourite. The easiest dish to make on the go, you can fluff it up and add a variety of toppings like mushrooms, capsicum,... 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 may significantly increase computer processing... read more »

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Synthetic biology key to space exploration

WASHINGTON: Synthetic biology may hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars, say scientists. Researchers have found that... 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 »

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

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

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Tips for keeping your heart healthy!

Irengbam Jenny A healthy heart is the way to healthy living, they say. Quite right! But with sedentary lifestyle, munching on junk food, alcohol consumption, smoking, erratic working hours and... read more »

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Burned out? Here’s how you can bounce back

All of us reach that point in life when we feel thoroughly exhausted or mentally numb. Experts say that an increasing number of individuals today... read more »

Healthy diet helps protect your kidney

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Andrew Smyth, MD at National University of Ireland Galway and his colleagues analyzed questionnaires completed by 544,635 participants of the National... read more »

When you’re obese and pregnant

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“Obese pregnant women are more likely to give birth to babies with excessive body fat and these children may grow up to be obese or overweight adults.... read more »

Aqua aerobics and water sports

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Although traditional workout methods are preferred by a wide majority, aqua exercises are being pursued by many for variety in their exercise routine and to... 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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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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Kisan Vikas Patra Vs Bank FD: What You Should Know

The government recently relaunched erstwhile popular small savings scheme Kisan Vikas Patra to provide more investment options with the aim to raise the savings rate in the country. But... read more »

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SBI’s $1 bn promise to Adani group: The public bank has a lot of ...

The Rs 6,200 crore loan agreement the State Bank of India (SBI) signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Australian visit to fund Gautam Adani’s Carmichael coal project in... read more »

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‘Govt planning to auction more than 74 coal mines in 1st lo...

The auction will help meet the growing demand for the fuel, Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said in Mumbai on Friday, Nov 21. Of the 214 captive coal blocks cancelled by the Supreme Court on... read more »

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Tetrapod quantum dot LEDs could lead to cheaper, better HDTVs soon

Until Sony started shipping its Triluminos HDTVs, the future of quantum dot (QD) technology in real-world products was mostly theoretical. Now, a company called Quantum Materials has... read more »

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Alienware’s Alpha game console is ready to invade your livi...

Eager to get a truly TV-oriented gaming PC without waiting until the official Steam Machine launch in 2015? Alienware is more than happy to oblige: at long last, it’s shipping the... read more »

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​Valve: don’t expect to buy a Steam Machine until 2015

Looking forward to putting a gaming PC in your entertainment center? Keep waiting: Valve says it doesn’t expect to officially launch its Steam Machine until 2015. The delay was... read more »

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Pankaj Advani swats away Paul Schopf

BANGALORE: With the airconditioning at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium working well, favourite Pankaj Advani, who struggled in the steamy conditions on the first two days, found some... read more »

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Dilip Vengsarkar received Col CK Nayudu Lifetime achievement awar...

Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar on 21 November 2014 received the prestigious BCCI-instituted Colonel C K Nayudu Lifetime achievement award. He was conferred with the award... read more »

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Ravi Shastri says, there’s no reason why India can’t ...

New Delhi: Team India’s director of cricket, Ravi Shastri gave pep talk in the hope of instilling confidence in the squad before leaving for the demanding tour of Australia on... 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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Egyptian president to meet Pope Francis on Monday

VATICAN CITY: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis on Monday, Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi said, in the first visit to the Vatican by an Egyptian leader in... read more »

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FBI arrests two men suspected in Ferguson bomb plot

Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged... read more »

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UN moves to prevent child marriage

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations on Friday, November 21, 2014, adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who... read more »

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