5:46 am - Tuesday December 1, 2015

US whistleblower Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

dward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the US government’s massive surveillance programs, started a Twitter account on Tuesday from exile in Russia with a simple handle – @snowden. He... read more »


Ram Jethmalani questions RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s quota remarks, wri...

Expelled BJP MP Ram Jethmalani has raised questions over RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s views on reservation policy, saying these can be inferred as “an election bribe” to voters belonging to the upper castes in the Bihar elections. Jethmalani, a noted lawyer who was engaged as counsel... read more »


Destined to fail? Why Owaisi’s secular Muslim agenda may not work in ...

The debut of Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in the upcoming Bihar assembly elections — on 24 seats of the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region — has triggered an argument: that it would lead to a polarisation of votes on religious lines, which would ultimately... read more »


Modi-Abbas meet raises hope for captives’ kin

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the leaders discussed the issue of Indians being held hostage in Iraq. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas in New York before leaving for India on Tuesday. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup... read more »


UP horror: Mob kills man, assaults his son over rumour they were eating bee...

His family reportedly never carried out sacrifices on Bakri-Eid to avoid any confrontation with other villagers, but on Monday night a mob surrounded the house of Mohammad Akhlaq in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri area and beat him to death over a rumour that his family was consuming cow meat. The mob... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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SC rejects plea seeking Salman Khan’s bail cancellation

The Supreme Court dismissed on Monday a petition seeking cancellation of bail of film star Salman Khan who was convicted and sentenced in a hit-and-run case. The apex court bench headed by Chief... 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... read more »

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 by Salman... read more »

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


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


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 »

Holiday Ideas

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 »


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


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...


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 »


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 »


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

Rabbit Litsa's

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


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


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 »

Sci - Tech

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 »


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


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


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

Health & Fitness

It takes two livers to save an obese patient

An obese man requiring liver transplant had to seek donation from two of his family members as the portion of liver donated by one was not sufficient. Sameer Mitra, 46, weighed 93kg. Doctors had to... read more »


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... read more »

Poor sanitation practices leads to unfavorable pregnanc...

LONDON - JULY 18:  In this photo illustration a pregnant woman is seen stood at the office work station on July 18, 2005 in London, England. Under plans to revise paid maternity leave, an exteneded period of six to nine months will be offered for maternity leave from 2007. (Photo illustration by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

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

Heart scan can predict premature death risk


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 »


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 »


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...


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 ...


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


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 »


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 »


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


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


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


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 »


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 »


‘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 »


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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Crude oil futures plunge Rs 68 on weak Asian cues

NEW DELHI: Crude oil futures fell sharply by Rs 68 to Rs 2,990 per barrel on Thursday as speculators reduced bets amid a weakening trend in Asian trade. At Multi Commodity Exchange, crude... read more »


Idea gets shareholders nod to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore

Idea Cellular said its shareholders have approved to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore through issue of non-convertible securities on private placement basis in one or more tranches The company,... read more »


Uber a good brand, but its products not tuned to Indian customers...

While Uber is a good brand with good products, competitor Ola’s Co-Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal feels it trails in India because its products are not tuned to the needs of the... read more »

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Pravin Dixit appointed Maharashtra DGP

Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau chief Pravin Dixit will take charge as the Maharashtra Director General Of Police after present incumbent Sanjeev Dayal retires on Wednesday. Dixit will... read more »


India, US, Japan to work together to maintain maritime security

NEW YORK: Reflecting the growing convergence of their individual interests in the Indo-Pacific region, India, US and Japan have agreed to work together to maintain maritime security through... read more »


Does it suit a PM to visit companies seeking investments, Kejriwa...

New Delhi: Questioning Narendra Modi’s foreign tours, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday wondered if it behoved the Prime Minister to visit individual companies like... read more »

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Jeev to captain Asia in EurAsia Cup

Seasoned Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh will captain the Asian team against a Darren Clarke-led Europe in the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM in Kuala Lumpur from January 15-17 next... read more »


South African cricket team arrives in India for Gandhi-Mandela se...

New Delhi: A formidable South African cricket team arrived in India on Sunday for a two-and-a-half month long series to begin on October 2 with the first T20 International (T20I) against... read more »


Faf du Plessis expects to face an aggressive Team India

It won’t be wrong to say that the coming T20 series between India and South Africa will be the start of a tune-up for the two heavyweights in run-up to the ICC World Twenty20 next... 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 »


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 »


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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Hajj Stampede: Saudi Arabia police say 1,100 photos of dead are from start of hajj

Saudi Arabia today said the nearly 1,100 photos distributed to foreign diplomats to help identify nationals who have died in the hajj are from the entire pilgrimage and not just a disaster... read more »


John Kerry asks Nawaz Sharif to take action against LeT, Haqqani ...

San Jose: US Secretary of State John Kerry has asked Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take action against terrorist groups like Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba and the dreaded... read more »

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Dalai Lama remains at Mayo Clinic for evaluation, cancels October...

Rochester: The Dalai Lama remains at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic after canceling his US appearances for the month of October. A Mayo spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday that the 80-year-old... read more »

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