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2G court summons Maran brothers in Aircel-Maxis case

A special 2G court summoned on Wednesday before it on March 2 former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and others in the Aircel-Maxis deal. Special CBI court judge OP Saini took cognisance of the chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Maran, his brother Kalanithi... read more »

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Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Izvestia newspaper on Tuesday that the rebel elections, due to take place this weekend, should “go ahead as agreed” and Russia will “recognise the results”. The remarks were seen as one of Moscow’s most overt acts of... read more »

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Nasa rocket explodes seconds after lift-off

An unmanned Nasa rocket carrying supplies and secret equipment to the International Space Station exploded seconds after lift-off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia.The Orbital Sciences Corp Antares rocket exploded mid-air just seven seconds after launch at 6.35pm local time on Tuesday.... read more »

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Govt submits 627 names of foreign account holders to Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Wednesday submitted a list comprising names of 627 Indians with foreign bank accounts in a sealed cover to the Supreme Court in an attempt to recover black money stashed abroad. Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi handed over three sets of documents to the Supreme Court. The... read more »

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Violence marks Afghan president’s first month

KABUL — Suicide bombers, roadside bombs and rocket attacks on the Afghan capital have intensified in the one month since President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office as the Taliban are sending a message that they disapprove of his tough stance on ending the insurgency and close security ties with... 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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Defamation complaint filed against actor Vijay for 2G corruption ...

MADURAI: A defamation complaint has been filed in a magistrate court in Madurai against Tamil film actor Vijay and others for a reference to the 2G spectrum case in his Diwali release... read more »

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Fastest films to cross Rs 100 crore hurdle

Happy New Year- Shah Rukh Khan’s Diwali release Happy New Year seems to have joined the bandwagon of fastest 100 crore movies of Bollywood.... read more »

Policemen crash Justin Bieber’s house party

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Singer Justin Bieber was visited by the police after complaints were made about the noise emanating out of his house party. Bieber was on Wednesday night... read more »

Dia Mirza- Sahil Sangha wedding coverage

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Bollywood actress and former beauty queen Dia Mirza got engaged to beau Sahil Sangha on October 17th. The couple opted for a close knit ceremony at Chattarpur... read more »

Katrina Kaif is not a showpiece: Deepika Padukone defen...

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In a recent interaction with the media, when a reporter asked Deepika Padukone if her role in Happy New Year was ‘a showpiece role’ much on the lines of... read more »

Holiday Ideas
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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: Cheesy pasta

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

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Fresh fruit ice pops, anyone?

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... 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 »

Recipe: Chatpate chane

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Preparation time: 10 minutes + soaking time Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups Bengal gram 2tbsp Oil 1 Bay leaf 1 Black... read more »

Recipe: Red pepper tart

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Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes 2 red peppers 1 sprig thyme (or ½ tsp dry thyme) 10 ml... read more »

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Uranus-like planet discovered 25,000 light years away

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 report. Orbiting a double star system, the... read more »

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Isro says India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is on...

Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in Bangalore are preparing for a series of actions as the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)... 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 »

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 »

Health & Fitness
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Aqua aerobics and water sports

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 break the monotony and boredom of gym... read more »

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6 ways sitting is killing you

That office chair, couch, cushion or bean bag isn’t the real culprit. It’s your lazy habit of parking yourself in a spot that is silently... read more »

Drink your way to great skin

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- While carrots are good for the eyes, carrot juice is said to be great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, known to avert the occurrence of acne,... read more »

Super benefits of ginger you did not know

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Ginger is one condiment which not just spices up your food and gives it the punch; it also comes with a lot of health and beauty benefits. Here are some of... read more »

Simple exercises to reduce eye strain

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Do you find yourself squinting your eyes and rubbing them in irritation often? Owing to the exposure of the computer screens and mobile phones in our daily... 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 »

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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 »

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...

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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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Coal India drops after CCI orders

Coal India lost 0.83% at Rs 352.80 at 9:16 IST on BSE after the Ministry of Corporate Affairs said that CCI has issued two separate orders against the company and its subsidiaries for... read more »

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‘Black money’ mountain of a mole hill: Govt discloses eight more ...

The government on Monday disclosed in the Supreme Court eight more names against whom it has initiated prosecution under the Income Tax Act for allegedly stashing black money in foreign... read more »

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Japan telecom giant SoftBank to invest $10bn in India

NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI: Japanese telecom and internet giant SoftBank on Monday announced its intent to invest nearly $10 billion (around Rs 60,000 crore) in India over the next few years, with... read more »

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Scientists can make your inner monologue audible

When you hear someone else speak, specific neurons in your brain fire. Brian Pasley and a bunch of his colleagues discovered this at the University of California, Berkeley. And not only... read more »

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HP teamed up with a fashion designer to make a stunning smartwatc...

As beautiful as the look of the Moto 360 is, there are people who would prefer something that’s styled more like a traditional watch. For this, the MB Chronowing, created... read more »

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BrainPort lets you see with your tongue, might actually make it t...

We first saw the crazy BrainPort in 2006, but the intervening time hasn’t been wasted by its developers, who’ve brought the quirky visual aid to the cusp of commercial... read more »

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Female Boxer who fell in Coma after Fight passes away

She is the first female fighter in South Africa to have died as a result of punishment in the ring. Mwelase was taken off life support and moved out of intensive care last week, but it is... read more »

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I may not play for India again, but it’s a goal: Yuvraj Sin...

New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh, Player of the Tournament in the 2011 World Cup, has admitted to having mulled over the fact that he has played his last match for India as he struggles for... read more »

Haddin reveals `daughter's battle against cancer` helped him play better in Ashes

Cricketer Brad Haddin rested from Australia squad for Soth Africa...

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been rested from a near full-length squad to face South Africa in their pre-World Cup series with the world number one ODI spot at stake. The... 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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Missiles of ISIS may pose peril for aircrews

BAGHDAD: From the battlefield near Baiji, an Islamic State jihadist fired a heat-seeking missile and blew an Iraqi Army Mi-35M attack helicopter out of the sky this month, killing its two... read more »

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Heartbreaking last message of hanged Iranian woman Reyhaneh Jabba...

NEW DELHI: Reyhaneh Jabbari, the Iranian woman who was hanged by Iran on Saturday, had released her will in a voice message. She was executed in Iran’s Evin Prison, northwest of the... read more »

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Washington school shooter invited victims to lunch: Sheriff

MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON: A popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table,... read more »

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