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What is a Smart City? Find the full list of nominated smart cities here

The central government on Thursday announced 98 cities and towns for development as smart cities based on evaluation of financial and institutional capacities and past track record of urban local bodies. According to Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, a smart city “is one having... read more »

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Kim Jong Un at it again: N Korea dismisses top officials

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials after a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported on Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control. The rival Koreas earlier this week... read more »

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Migrant crisis: Up to 200 feared dead in Libya sinking

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the overcrowded boat had set off, said there had around 400 people on board. Many appeared to... read more »

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Austria: Bodies of up to 50 migrants found in abandoned truck near Vienna

Austrian police found the decomposing bodies of up to 50 migrants in an abandoned truck, sparking a cross-border hunt for the people-smugglers responsible for the latest tragedy in Europe’s migrant crisis. The grisly discovery near the Slovakia and Hungary borders came as at least 30 more... read more »

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Was it All About Money? Latest Developments in Sheena Bora Case

MUMBAI: Four days after Indrani Mukerjea, a former media executive, was arrested for the murder of her daughter, Sheena Bora, the police says it is looking at whether a complicated financial agreement was the likely motive. Here are the 10 new developments in this story: After Ms Mukerjea and her... read more »

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I won’t make anarkali suits, imperfection is my thing

From village Jogewala in Moga district to France, fashion designer Navjeet Kaur recalls a journey straight out of a movie script. Over samosas squeezed between white bread slices and non-herbal tea at her apartment (“if you had asked for green, it’s... read more »

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Access to green and blue boosts quality of life in older adults

Green environments and blue spaces with running or still water are especially beneficial for healthy ageing in older adults, a new study has found. Natural environments are known to promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing. The study found that by incorporating... read more »

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Comic book to unite Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Urban crime fighting stars Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will come together in a six-part comic book series, this November. DC Entertainment and IDW Publishing will release the series featuring the night time vigilant heroes, according to The Hollywood... read more »

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Facebook’s ‘iconic logo’ raises gender equality debate

Facebook now raises the debate of gender equality with its iconic logos- two small silhouettes of a man and a woman. The new logo will be a little different on Facebook mobile pages starting this week. The old image featured the woman’s silhouette behind the... read more »

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Coffee not responsible for obesity, diabetese

Coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes, according to a first-of-its-kind study that used genes to investigate the impact of drinking coffee on the body. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev... read more »

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Cinnamon, peppermint oil- A new answer to chronic wounds!

You must have heard that health is wealth and that stands true for all those who suffer from chronic wounds in India. Ending miseries of all, we have a good news for you. Now, scientists have come out with a new solution for those who are suffering from the misearable... read more »

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Use this to remove odour from stinky foods

Scientists have developed a new film that could neutralise the odours of even the smelliest of foods such as onions, garlic, certain cheeses and the notoriously stinky Asian durian fruit. The fetid smell of some foods makes it difficult to take them anywhere without... read more »

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Pizza maker Papa John’s hands insured for a whopping 10 M pounds

Seems like Papa John’s has taken their love for pizza to another level as the company has recently insured its founder’s hands for 10 million pounds. Tabloid media revealed that Papa John Schnatter is the first pizza maker in the United Kingdom to have his... read more »

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Haldiram products under scanner!

Maharashtra government today asked its health regulator to check samples of Haldiram’s packaged snacks to find if they are fit for human consumption. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been asked to collect packaged food samples of the Nagpur-based leading... read more »

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FSSAI to review caffeine standards in beverages

Food safety regulator FSSAI has decided to review caffeine standards in caffeinated and energy drinks and is looking for an agency to study the consumption pattern in the country. Caffeinated and energy drinks are non-alcoholic beverages containing caffeine, guarana,... read more »

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Sonakshi Sinha to play RAW agent in ‘Force 2′

Actress Sonakshi Sinha will star opposite John Abraham in upcoming action drama “Force 2” . The 28-year-old “Dabangg” actress is set to play a RAW agent in the Abinay Deo-directed film, which... read more »

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Salman, Munni win hearts in latest track

The makers of upcoming movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan have released a brand new song with the title ‘Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata’. The song was teased... read more »

Halle Berry would love to star in ‘X-Men’ f...

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Actress Halle Berry wants to star as Storm in her own “X-Men” spin-off movie. The 48-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who appeared as the superhero... read more »

After Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor joins FTII debate

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The FTII debate on Friday heightened with several celebrities coming out in protest against Chairman Gajendra Chauhan over his suspension. First Anupam Kher... read more »

Mika Singh to lend voice for ‘Anna’ biopic

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Mika Singh has been roped in for a biopic on social activist Anna Hazare titled ‘Anna’, it has been confirmed. Addressing the media, the... 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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Google takes anti-net neutrality stance in India: Report

Global search engine giant Google is possibly lobbying against net neutrality in India by asking the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to support zero rating plans that allow people to... read more »

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Top six features you need...

After the guessing game that went on for months, Google has finally announced its next Android iteration will be named after the sweet treat... read more »

Mobile app for paperless tickets in Mumbai suburban

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Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday launched a mobile ticketing app for unreserved tickets that will cover 35 stations between the 123 km long... read more »

Science Express this year’s theme to be Climate C...

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Now the government has taken up the initiative to aware people about the changing climate and related woes. To address the issues, now India will see a Climate... read more »

Facebook to now help spot malware on computers

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

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Tips to reduce weight in 10 days

Do you wish to reduce weight within 10 ten days? If you eat right, perform the correct exercises and follow a healthy regime, you are bound to lose the excess pounds. Manish Dagar, an expert at... read more »

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Poor sanitation practices leads to unfavorable pre...

Indian ladies suffer majorly during pregnancy! Besides household chores and other responsibilities there are several other reasons which hamper the... read more »

Heart scan can predict premature death risk

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A scan of calcium deposits inside the arteries can identify those at risk of dying over the next 15 years, a new study has found. A coronary artery... read more »

Physical exercise along with a proper diet can help mai...

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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... read more »

Being a vegan helps lose weight

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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... 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 »

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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 »

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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, Paes in Wimbledon finals with partners

Sania Mirza creates history to set herself up for her first ever women’s doubles Grand Slam title while seasoned pro Leander Paes is now one win away from his 16th Major trophy as the two Indian... read more »

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Kyrgios in ‘racist’ spat with swim leg...

Temperamental Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios slammed swimming legend Dawn Fraser as a “blatant racist” today after she told him to... read more »

Serena, Sharapova set for Wimbledon semi-final showdown

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Serena Williams survived a scare to book a Wimbledon semi-final showdown with old rival Maria Sharapova as the world number one battled back to defeat Victoria... read more »

Murray, Federer, Wawrinka, Gasquet enter quarters

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2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray outlasted the big serving of Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic to reach the quarter-finals, while seven-time champion Roger... read more »

Nick Krygios to play Davis Cup tie for Australia

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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... read more »

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Lahiri gives up early gains in first round

India’s Anirban Lahiri continued his European journey in style after registering an even par score through 13 holes in the first round of the Scottish Open, here today. Lahiri, 28, one of the four... read more »

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Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag on ...

Golfer Bubba Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the contentious Confederate battle banner on his “General Lee” Dodge Charger from... 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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Double points for Force India at British GP

Sahara Force India today enjoyed its second successive double points finish with Nico Hulkenberg finishing seventh and Sergio Perez ninth at their home race, British Grand Prix, here. At seventh,... read more »

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Haryana girls dominate wrestling trials

Veteran Geeta Phogat and youngster Vinesh qualified for the World Wrestling Championships for women even as an injured Babita Kumari missed the... read more »

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Modi wants Posco to stay in India, PMO to take up issue with company officials today

The Prime Minister’s Office is likely to take up the issue of steel giant Posco’s proposed $10.5-billion integrated steel plant in Jagatsinghpur with the Odisha government and... read more »

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Onion prices fall below Rs 50/kg at Lasalgaon on export curbs

New Delhi: Wholesale prices of onion today fell below the Rs 50 per kg mark at the Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, Asia’s biggest onion market, due to curbs on exports and fear of action... read more »

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Larsen & Toubro Bags Orders Worth Rs. 1,563 Crore in July

New Delhi: Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Tuesday said power transmission and distribution business of L&T Construction has bagged orders worth Rs. 1,563 crore in July and... read more »

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We are not beggars: Patels demand reservation at Ahmedabad rally

Gujarat’s Patel community on Tuesday organised a mega rally under the leadership of 21-year-old Hardik Patel in Ahmedabad to press for reservations under the OBC quota. “We are... read more »

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Delhi based travel agent arrested for cheating British Airways

A Delhi based travel agent was arrested on Thursday for allegedly siphoning off 20 million mileage points or Avios awarded to frequent fliers of the British Airways. The Crime Branch of the... read more »

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Bombay HC grants partial relief to Vijaypat Singhania

Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Friday said Vijaypat Singhania, chairman emeritus of Raymond Group, can transfer his shareholding in Raymond Ltd to his son Gautam Hari Singhania.... read more »

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Sports Ministry approves names for Dronacharya Award

Wrestling coach Anoop Singh and Paralympics coach Naval Singh were among the five names officially approved by the Sports Ministry for the prestigious Dronacharya Award this year. Based on... read more »

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BCCI looking to better it’s public image, says Anurag Thakur

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking to change it’s public image, according to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. BCCI, the richest board in the world by far, is commonly... read more »

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IPL 2013 spot-fixing’s Lodha Committee office burgled

A month after the Lodha Commission panel suspended the two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams — Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), the office of the Supreme Court... 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 immediate reason has been given for the... read more »

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Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova attend WTA pre-Wimbeldon bash

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 the roof gardens in... 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... read more »

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Austria Now Says 71 Bodies Thought to Be of Migrants Were in Truck

VIENNA — The legions of desperate migrants fleeing war and mayhem in the Middle East and Africa have long known they were risking harm from unscrupulous smugglers and death at sea to... read more »

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Cannot believe son is a terrorist: French train gunman’s fa...

The father of a suspected Islamist militant gunman overpowered by passengers, inluding three US citizens, on a high-speed train in France was quoted on Monday, saying he could not believe... read more »

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Bodies of climbers found after 21 years

Three frozen bodies that have been found on Ecuador’s highest peak may be the remains of French climbers who disappeared in an avalanche 20 years ago, officials said yesterday. The... read more »

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