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Alibaba’s IPO biggest-ever globally after additional shares sold: Sou...

HONG KONG: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and some of its shareholders have sold an additional 48 million shares, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said on Monday, making its IPO the biggest-ever globally at a value of $25.03 billion. The move comes after the stock surged 38 per cent in its... read more »

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After Rancor, Afghans Agree to Share Power

KABUL, Afghanistan — Their campaign workers traded blows over ballot boxes during an election widely seen as fraudulent. Some of the warlords backing them have muttered about starting a parallel government, a potential recipe for civil war in Afghanistan. And they’ve just come out of a vote so... read more »

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Two killed in explosions in China’s Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region

Beijing: At least two persons were killed and several others injured in a series of explosions in China’s restive Muslim-dominated Xinjiang province. Explosions hit at least three locations in Xinjiang’s Luntai County last evening, the Tianshan news portal, run by the regional... read more »

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital again

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was on Sunday night admitted to a hospital here for a check-up after an operation to treat his diabetes. A news agency has quoted a doctor as saying that the minister was doing well. “His condition is absolutely normal. His kidneys are doing well and... read more »

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Seat sharing row: Not received any call from BJP president Amit Shah, says ...

New Delhi/Mumbai: Stalemate over seat sharing between Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena continues on Monday as reports claim that Uddhav Thackeray has not received any call from Amit Shah. Earlier in the day, reports had claimed that in a bid to salvage his party’s 25-year-old alliance in... 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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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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Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff admire each other

Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan seem to be in the mutual admiration club. While it was Hrithik Roshan who was all praise for Tiger’s tribute to Michael Jackson earlier, now it is the other way... read more »

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Sonam Kapoor – Fawad Khan starrer ‘Kho...

Seems Sonam Kapoor’s selfie queen avatar isn’t getting her the necessary love and appreciation. After being slammed mostly for her clumsy... read more »

Want to act with Hrithik Roshan? Here’s your chan...

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There have been million hearts which have secretly hoped to someday share screen space with Hrithik Roshan. And now, Mountain Dew is all set to launch... read more »

Katrina Kaif says dancing with Hrithik Roshan was the b...

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Hrithik Roshan, considered one of the best dancers in Bollywood is seen doing some high octane dance moves in his next ‘Bang Bang‘ and his co-star Katrina... read more »

Salman Khan’s new ‘Bigg Boss 8’ promo is out and he say...

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Despite all statements about his uncertainty in returning to the new season of the reality show ‘Bigg Boss’, Salman Khan is back on the small screen. In a... 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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Mumbai hangout lets you dine like a don

Somewhere between the hustling city lights and busy Linking Road street in Bandra is an underground watering bar that’s cool and bold. Gangsta’s embraces you within its vastness and draws... read more »

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Dessert recipe: Kulhad ki kheer

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1litre milk 100g sugar 2tbsp samai rice ½ cup mixed dry fruits sliced... read more »

Want a ‘cakeless cake’ for your birthday?

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Cakes are crossing the traditional fondant and frosting boundaries and getting into fun new avatars. A huge new trend is the ‘cakeless cake’, made... read more »

Recipe: Vegetable sweet corn soup

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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,... read more »

Recipe: Vegetable sweet corn soup

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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,... 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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Give your health a boost with artichokes

Experts say that artichokes are high in antioxidants — more so than most vegetables. Antioxidants neutralise and remove free radicals from your bloodstream, thereby maintaining good health.... read more »

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Have you done troga yet?

The first time you might have heard of Troga was in a sitcom, where one character, Mitch, asks the other character Claire who’s on a treadmill,... read more »

Overcome your iron deficiency with these foods

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Experts say that millions of women around the world suffer from iron deficiency, more popularly known as anaemia. This nutritional insufficiency is known to... read more »

6 reasons to run a marathon

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A lot of serious and regular runners will swear by the fact that running everyday, be it for a marathon or not, is the most rewarding experience that one can... read more »

Air pollution harming brains of urban young

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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... 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 »

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 »

Cambodian monks call for action against Buddha’s ...

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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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 injuries. Li has been a transformational presence for the... read more »

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Djokovic to skip Serbia’s Davis Cup tie agai...

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... 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 »

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 »

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Yahoo to allow three months `sabbatical` to senior employees

Yahoo buys Bangalore-based tech startup Bookpad for Rs 50 crore

BANGALORE: Bangalore-based Bookpad has become the first Indian tech startup to be bought by Yahoo, going from creation to acquisition in just one year. The deal comes some eight months... read more »

CBI to submit report on coal blocks allocation on January 13

Coal block investments: Rs 2.86 lakh cr impact figure highly infl...

The Supreme Court recently termed all captive coal blocks allocated by the government from 1993 to 2010 illegal. A verdict on their future is likely this week. What might be the cost... read more »

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Online food & grocery retail outlets in India rising: USDA

NEW DELHI: The number of online food and grocery retail outlets has increased to 44 so far this year from 14 in 2013 on the back of growing Internet users in the country, a latest USDA... read more »

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BJP-Shiv Sena conflict only for power and position, not for public welfare: Congress

Congress leader Anees Ahmed said here on Saturday that the seat sharing impasse between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena, which could end the 25-year-old alliance in... read more »

Nobody has died of cold in UP: UP Principal Secretary

Akhilesh thanks people for bypoll wins, labour dept for welfare s...

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while expressing his gratitude to the people for winning bypolls launched a veiled attack on BJP leaders dressed in saffron robes. “Our leaders worked a lot... read more »

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Sushma Swaraj meets Bangladeshi counterpart

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali here in New Delhi on Saturday. The Bangladesh Foreign Minister, who is in New... read more »

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Narine’s mystery remains unsolved as KKR register 11th consecutive win

New Delhi: Over the years, we have seen the best of spinners being decoded by teams, players with the help of advanced technology. Sunil Narine is not new to international cricket. But even... read more »

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Asian Games: Indian women clinch 25m pistol bronze

Incheon: Indian shooters kept up their fine performance in the 17th Asian Games with the women’s team winning the bronze medal in the 25 metre pistol event at the Ongnyeon... read more »

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Sachin Tendulkar’s little master rings alarm bell, hits a t...

Mumbai: Sachin Tedulkar’s 15-year-old son Arjun Tendulkar fired first salvo when he hit a ton to help his team reach semi final of Dhirubhai Ambani International School Under 16s... 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 »

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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Turkey accused of collaborating with IS following release of 49 hostages

Mystery surrounds the surprise release of 49 Turkish diplomats and their families held captive for three months by Isis. The Turkish government is denying any deal with the hostage-takers,... read more »

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Teen forced to sleep with 1800 men in Satanic sex cult

The daughter of a woman involved in a Satanic sex cult has revealed how she will never forgive her “evil” mother for forcing her to sleep with 1800 men by the time she was 18... read more »

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Isis encourages Egyptian insurgents to continue attacks

Islamic State (Isis) has called on insurgents in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to press ahead with attacks against the country’s security forces and continue beheadings – an announcement... 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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