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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 use some web services for free. Such zero rating plans are against the basic tenets of net... read more »

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Top six feature...

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Top six features you need to know

After the guessing game that went on for months, Google has finally announced its next Android iteration will be named after the sweet treat Marshmallow. So, now M is for Marshmallow. Marshmallow was one of the highly speculated name that fits Google’s nomenclature of sweet treats like – Cup... read more »

Mobile app for paperless tickets in Mumb...

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 Churchgate -Dhauroad suburban section in Western Railway. He also launched two other IT-based initiaves- a SMS destination alert service for... read more »

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Science Express this year’s theme to be Climate Change

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 Change Express chugging across the country to sensitise people about the subject. The first meeting of the Science Express Climate Change... read more »

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Judge in Pistorius Trial Faces Criticism

Several legal groups in South Africa have expressed concern about threats and harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious... read more »


powerful earthquake hits off eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA — A strong earthquake hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Wednesday, causing panic among... read more »

Obama ready to authorize air strikes on ISIS in Syria

Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal against 'tough talk and bluster'

President Obama reportedly is prepared to expand airstrikes against the Islamic State into Syria and broaden the campaign against the group in Iraq, according... read more »

Africa: Briefing Security Council, Senior Officials Urg...


The Security Council today expressed its commitment to consider and use the tools of the United Nations system to ensure that warning signals about potential... read more »

Pope Francis to take message of peace to Korea on first...


Pope Francis’ five-day visit to South Korea will be the first time in a quarter-century that a pope has been on the divided Korean peninsula, and the... read more »

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Nepalese policemen face ethnic Madhesis during a protest against the country’s new constitution in Birgunj, Nepal, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. The new constitution replaces an interim one that was supposed to be in effect for only a couple of years but has governed the nation since 2007. Police said clashes between officers and protesters on Sunday left one demonstrator dead near Birgunj town in southern Nepal. (AP Photo/ Manish Paudel)

Nepal in turmoil, protest against new Constitution rages on; 1 pe...

Protests against the new Constitution in Nepal have intensified with one member of Sadbhavana Party even committing suicide. Nepal Police has also increased its presence along the border. Firing has... read more »

An ethnic Madhesi man holds a banner that reads “Hail Madhesh Hail Madhesi. Black Day,” during a protest against the country’s new constitution saying lawmakers ignored their concerns over how state borders should be defined, in Birgunj, Nepal, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. The new constitution replaces an interim one that was supposed to be in effect for only a couple of years but has governed the nation since 2007. Police said clashes between officers and protesters on Sunday left one demonstrator dead near Birgunj town in southern Nepal. (AP Photo/ Manish Paudel)

Nepal gets its new constitution, but here’s ...

India has reasons to be perturbed about the volatile situation in Nepal, a country with which India shares an open and contiguous 1751-km-long... read more »

Pak Senate chief warns against another military takeove...


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Senate chief has warned that constitutional checks to prevent yet another military takeover have become redundant in the country... read more »

Pakistan’s first indigenous drone kills 3 militan...


PESHAWAR: Pakistan for the first time on Monday used an indigenous drone to attack a terrorist compound in restive North Waziristan, killing at least three... read more »

Four killed, 56 injured in suicide bomb attack in Pakis...


Peshawar: At least four persons were killed and 56 others injured today when a suicide bomber targeted a vehicle of a line officer in Pakistan’s restive... read more »

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India and Australia condemn woman killing in Sydney

India’s foreign ministry has said it has taken up the murder of an Indian woman in a Sydney park with the premier of New South Wales. Prabha Arun Kumar, 41, died in a stabbing attack while... read more »


G20 global infrastructure hub set for Australia

A global infrastructure hub proposed by G20 nations to help strengthen economic growth will be based in Sydney and funded by Australia, a report said... read more »

Arrest in Islamic school knife incident

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A 21-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and charged after allegedly walking into an Islamic school armed with a knife in Sydney’s southwest.THE man... read more »

Australian Muslims Wary of Antiterror Initiatives


Australia—After Australian police last week said that they foiled an imminent Islamic State-linked plot to behead members of the public in central Sydney,... read more »

Australian Muslims Wary of Antiterror Initiatives


Australia—After Australian police last week said that they foiled an imminent Islamic State-linked plot to behead members of the public in central Sydney,... 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... read more »


Say no to vitamin B12 to keep pimples at bay

Tired of pimples on your skin? A new research claims that staying away from vitamin B12 will keep off painful acne. According to the new UCLA... 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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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 for... read more »


Idea gets shareholders nod to raise up to Rs 10,00...

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

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


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... read more »

Antrix told to pay Devas $672 million


The International Court of Arbitration upheld the Deutsche Telekom-funded Devas’s argument that the cancellation of the deal six years after an agreement in... read more »

Global stocks touch two-year low


In Dublin, the ISEQ index of Irish shares was down a hefty 2.68pc to 6055.96. That rout meant only a hand full of names escaped the general slide lower –... read more »

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Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US security firm

China gives former general suspended death sentence for bribery

BEIJING – A top Chinese military officer has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, state media said Monday, in a case where he was exposed as owning dozens of homes, gold statues... read more »

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China’s migrant population to reach 310 mn b...

China’s migrant population, the workforce behind its massive development in the last few decades, will touch 310 million by 2030, almost the same... read more »

China aggressively building islands on reefs claimed by...

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China is reportedly proceeding with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs, which are claimed by the Philippines, despite Beijing... read more »

China mulls 7,000 km bullet train to connect Beijing an...


China is planning to build a 7,000 km-long high-speed railway line, costing $250 billion, between Moscow and Beijing through Central Asia to provide a fast... read more »

Chinese react to stampede deaths: Thought this happened...


China on Friday mourned the 36 dead from New Year festivities at its financial capital Shanghai, as the city government revealed the victims of the deadly... read more »

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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 year; and... read more »


Pakistan recall Fawad Alam for England Tests

Allrounder Fawad Alam has found his name back in the Test squad for the upcoming series against England in the UAE, as one of two changes to the side... read more »

BCCI like a sThe PCB should listen to Javed Miandad and...


Pakistan great and India nemesis, Javed Miandad, is at it again. At a recent function in Karachi, Miandad advised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to stop... read more »

Virat Kohli claims top rank in ICC T20I rankings


There was some more good news in the offing for India’s Test captain Virat Kohli as he was declared the No 1 ranked batsmen in T20 Internationals according... read more »

Former Pakistan cricketer Arshad Khan driving Uber cab ...


NEW DELHI: How would you picture the life of a former international cricketer? Probably nurturing the upcoming generation of cricketers, commentating, working... 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 »


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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Doha Bank looking at setting up subsidiary in India

Doha Bank, one of the largest commercial banks of Qatar, is looking at the possibility of setting up a subsidiary in India, an top official of the bank today said. “Our long-term view is to set up... read more »


BRICS bank to start lending in local currency by A...

The New Development Bank (NDB), set up by five BRICS nations including India, will start lending in local currency by April next year and member... read more »

Withdrawing Money From ATMs Outside Home Branch Network...


The Reserve Bank of India is considering if banks can charge a fee for using automated teller machines (ATMs) to withdraw money from outside the home bank... read more »

Rupee hits three-week high

Rupee down 12 paise on dollar demand

The rupee rises to 60.12/13 from 60.31/32 on Wednesday, after earlier rising as high as 60.09, a level last seen on April 10. USD/INR was under pressure as... read more »

indias $ 325 billion of exports Targe Will be not compl...


New delhi – India ‘s export target of $ 325 billion in the current financial year will not be achieved . Federation of Indian Export Orgnaijeshns (... read more »

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73 IIT-Roorkee students expelled due to low scores in exams

What could be termed as an unexpected action taken by any IIT till now, the institute at Roorkee has expelled 73 students for faring badly in the first year B Tech programme, who scored less than a 5... read more »


UPSC not inclined to conduct SRCA examinations for...

The Union Public Service Commission, told the Railway Ministry to conduct the Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA). Earlier the... read more »

Indian Institute of Science ranked 5th among best unive...

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Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore has been ranked fifth among the best universities in the BRICS countries by an international ranking body, making it... read more »

Gujarat University MCA and MBA seats vacant


The Gujarat University has said that 72 per cent of the seats in the Master of Computer Application (MCA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) will stay... read more »

IIT Kharagpur’s innovative campaign to solve stud...


As seat allocation for engineering institutes begins today under the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA), IIT Kharagpur has launched a campaign to solve... 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 »

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French family of 11 believed to have left for Syria jihad

PARIS: Eleven members of the same family from the French city of Nice are believed to have left for Syria, with some suspected of planning to fight alongside jihadists, a judicial source said on... read more »


Federal court overturns ban on same-sex marriages ...

A federal court has struck down gay marriage bans in several western US states, effectively raising the number of states in which same-sex couples... read more »

First French Ebola victim to be flown home from Liberia


PARIS: The first French Ebola patient was set to be flown home on Thursday, as the World Bank warned the spiralling epidemic is threatening economic... read more »

French parliament approves jihadist travel ban


PARIS: France’s parliament on Tuesday approved a new anti-terror bill aimed at preventing potential jihadists from travelling to Iraq, Syria or elsewhere... read more »

Harvard receives record $350 million for public health


Harvard University has received the largest donation in its history, the school announced on Monday, $350 million from the Morningside Foundation to the School... read more »

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Thai army chief says coup could happen

Thai army chief says coup could happen

Bangkok – Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha Friday said a military coup could happen, depending on the situation, media reported. “The door to a coup is neither shut nor open, but a... read more »

Thai govt rejects call to delay elections after clashes

Thai govt rejects call to delay elections after cl...

Johannesburg – The Thailand Government has rejected calls by the election commission to postpone February elections. The decision by the... read more »

South Korea develops air defence vehicle

South Korea develops air defence vehicle

Seoul – South Korea’s arms procurement agency said Friday that it completed development of a multi-purpose air defence vehicle with guided missiles... read more »

Thailand election body urges delay in polls amid clash

Thailand election body urges delay in polls amid clash

 Thailand’s election commission on Thursday urged the government to delay the upcoming polls as clashes between security forces and anti-government... read more »

Kim Jong-Un warns war can break out without any prior n...

Kim Jong-Un warns war can break out without any prior notice

Melbourne – North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged the country’s military to bolster its combat readiness, saying a war could break out... read more »

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Google Is About To Take Over Your Entire Life, And You Won’...

“I have a weird question for you,” I stammered, sitting in a hotel room across from Matias Duarte and Jon Wiley, the Google design leads for Android and Search, respectively. As a reporter, you... read more »

Days of communal, casteist parties numbered: AAP

The future and AAP

I want to begin with a story. Last night, I received a phone call from a friend of mine. She told me that she was on a truck heading for the Kolar... read more »

Can We Save Our Coral Reefs?


The worlds coral reefs, vital to much of our ocean’s ecology, are under double threat from rising water temperatures and carbon dioxide absorption acidifying... read more »

Want to know how to get on in business. Follow some dog...

Want to know how to get on in business. Follow some dog rules to succeed

Dogs are very smart. They came out of the wild and allowed themselves to be tamed so they’d have a warm place to live and a steady supply of food. That... read more »

Highlights of Delhi’s power economy

Highlights of Delhi's power economy

-Discoms say 80 percent of capital’s electricity tariff pertains to cost of bulk power purchased from state-run generating firms -Discoms say bulk... read more »

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

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... 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... 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... read more »

Foodies beware! Junk food could make you ‘depress...


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... 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 ordering... read more »

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Carlos to be marquee-player-cum-manager for Delhi Dynamos

He may be well past his prime but Brazil’s World Cup winner Roberto Carlos today said he is “still mentally strong” to double up as Delhi Dynamos’ marquee manager-cum-player in the second... read more »

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Sunil Chhetri spearheads list in ISL player auctio...

Star striker Sunil Chhetri spearheads the list of players who are set to go under the auctioner’s hammer at the first “Player Auction” of the... read more »

Portugal’s Nani joins Fenerbahce from Manchester ...


Portuguese star Nani on Monday joined Fenerbahce from Manchester United for six million euros (£4.26m, $6.7m) as the Istanbul giants seek to add a glittering... read more »

Lloyd hat-trick inspires USA to Women’s World Cup...


The United States produced an impressive performance as they thrashed Japan 5-2 in a pulsating thriller to lift the Women’s World Cup for the third time,... read more »

Winning Copa America will make up for my dismal World C...


Argentine forward Sergio Aguero is hoping winning the Copa America will make up for his dismal performance in the World Cup. Argentina went into the final of... read more »

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Gold & Metals


Gold ETFs witness outflow of Rs 363cr in Apr-Aug FY 2016

NEW DELHI: Investors continue to pull out money from gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but the pace of outflow has slowed down in the current fiscal on account of the sluggish equity market trends.... read more »

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Gold hovers near three-week high as equities slip

Gold held close to its highest level in nearly three weeks on Monday, boosted by safe-haven demand after the Federal Reserve’s move last week... read more »

Gold tops Rs 27,000-mark on global cues, seasonal deman...

Women look at jewellery at a shop in a gold market in Basra, southeast of Baghdad

Rising for the third straight day, gold regained the Rs 27,000-mark by gaining Rs 200 at the bullion market today in line with a firm global trend amid pick up... read more »

Gold surges by Rs.480 to reclaim Rs.27,000 mark


New Delhi: With the wedding and festive season fast approaching, the days of cheaper gold prices seems to be over as the precious metal climbed back to... read more »

Gold Tumbles to More Than Five-Year Low, China Shares E...


Gold prices tumbled to a more than five-year low Monday, and China shares rose modestly, after authorities’ weekend move to tighten the use of informal... 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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More cameras on Bahrain’s main roads

MANAMA: Roadway surveillance is to be stepped up in a bid to ensure safety and reduce accidents. More cameras will be installed on main roads across Bahrain to regulate the flow of traffic and crack... read more »


“no way” he’ll recognize Israel as a Jewish state ...

West Bank – The Palestinian President says there’s “no way” he’ll recognize Israel as a Jewish state and accept just a portion of... read more »

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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 »

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... read more »

Cinnamon, peppermint oil- A new answer to chronic wound...


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... 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 »

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Rani Rampal to captain U-21 Indian team

Star striker Rani Rampal will captain the 18-member Indian women’s junior hockey team in the Volvo International U-21 tournament beginning in the Netherlands on July 19. The tournament will see six... read more »


Names of 18-men junior hockey team announced

India today named an 18-member junior men’s hockey team for the six-nation Volvo International U-21 Tournament to be played in the Netherlands from... read more »

Disappointed Pak hockey team returns home after HWL deb...

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The Pakistan hockey team returned today from Brussels after a disappointing campaign in the FIH World League Semifinals and coach Shahnaz Sheikh blamed it on... read more »

Indian beaten 0-4 as defence succumbs against Belgium


It been a roller coaster ride for Indian hockey team in FIH Hockey World League. India suffered a crushing 0-4 defeat against above ranked Belgium in the... read more »

Belgium thrash India 4-0 to reach final of Hockey World...


The Indian men’ s hockey team suffered a 0-4 loss at the hands of the aggressive Belgium side as they succumbed to pressure in the semi-final of the... 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 »


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 »

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Rupee at at 63.39

The benchmark BSE Sensex trimmed initial gains and fell by 9 points in late morning trade, dragged down by FMCG sectors, while fresh selling was seen in IT, consumer durables, teck and refineries... read more »

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold drops Rs 400, silver plunges by Rs 1,350

Gold prices tumbled by Rs 400 to hit one-week low of Rs 26,750 per 10 grams at the bullion market today amid a weak global trend and low demand from... read more »

Gold futures gain 0.15% on firm global cues

Inside The Istanbul Gold Refinery As Gold Price Advances

NEW DELHI: Gold prices increased by 0.15 per cent to Rs 25,796 per 10 grams in futures trading today as speculators enlarged positions amid a better trend... read more »

Government cuts import tariff on gold and silver

Inside The Istanbul Gold Refinery As Gold Price Advances

NEW DELHI: The government has slashed import tariff value on gold to $375 per 10 grams and silver to $512 per kg following weak global price trends. During the... read more »

Gold falls Rs 195 per 10 gram; silver down Rs200 per kg...


New Delhi: Taking weak cues from overseas markets and subdued demand from jewellers, gold on Tuesday plunged by Rs195 to Rs26,430 per ten gram and silver by... 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,... read more »


Facebook’s ‘iconic logo’ raises ...

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... read more »

Use this to remove odour from stinky foods

Grossed Out Young Woman Pinches Nose

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... 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 »

The easiest way to lose weight: a glass of waterThe eas...

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“Diet and exercise” – that’s the mantra that most people swear by, when it comes to losing weight the healthy way. But the word “diet” is more than... read more »

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Neil Gaiman`s `The Ocean At The End Of The Lane` wins book of the year title

Neil Gaiman`s `The Ocean At The End Of The Lane` wins book of the...

London – Neil Gaiman’s book ‘The Ocean At The End Of The Lane’ has been voted as the Book of the Year by the Specsavers National Book Awards. The bestseller is a modern-day fairy tale... read more »

Books and videos commemorate Mao

Books and videos commemorate Mao

Beijing – A number of books and videos on former Chinese leader Mao Zedong – founder of the People’s Republic of China – were... read more »

British-era Town Hall to relive history, become tourist...

British-era Town Hall to relive history, become tourist attraction

New Delhi – The capital’s British-era Town Hall in old Delhi is to be converted into an international tourist destination, complete with a museum,... read more »

Let’s talk about food

Let's talk about food

Other than music, food is something we all love to talk about. Sensing that food leads to conversations and sharing of recipes and memories, this week IANS... read more »

Remove make-up with care

Remove make-up with care

New Delhi – Pop colours can brighten up your face, but to improve your skin ensure that you clean it with mild face wash once you get back home from your... read more »

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Two Turkish police killed in gun attack blamed on PKK: reports

ISTANBUL: Two Turkish police were killed Friday in a gun attack on police headquarters in the southern region of Adana blamed on Kurdish militants, the official Anatolia news agency reported. The... read more »


World leaders head to Saudi to meet new King Salma...

RIYADH: Dignitaries and leaders from around the world were to arrive in Saudi Arabia Saturday to offer their condolences to its new King Salman, a... read more »

Yemen thrown into turmoil as its president resigns


SANAA: Yemeni leader Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has offered to resign following a standoff with a powerful Shiite militia in control of the capital, throwing his... read more »

ISIS executing ‘educated women’ in new wave...


GENEVA: The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at... read more »

1,000 lash sentence for Saudi blogger postponed

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DUBAI: Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday’s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after he received... read more »

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Canadian Grand Prix, Thursday 5th June 2014. Montreal, Canada.

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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Centre may go for partial rollback of bulk diesel prices : PS Vivek Rae

Maharashtra; Petrol, diesel & liquor to cost more

MUMBAI: Petrol, diesel, liquor, cigarettes and gold will cost more from tonight in Maharashtra. These items will cost more as the state government has decided to levy a surcharge. A surcharge of Rs... read more »

CBI chief Ranjit Sinha expresses regret over rape remarks

Coal scam: SC-appointed team seeks former CBI chie...

The apex court-appointed probe team led by ex-CBI Special Director M L Sharma today moved the Supreme Court seeking a copy of original visitors’... read more »

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... read more »

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


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... read more »

Does it suit a PM to visit companies seeking investment...


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

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America’s new military strategy singles out states like China and...

A sombre report released Wednesday by General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warns of a “low but growing” probability of the United States fighting a war with a major... read more »


California lightning strikes 14 people in one day

A 20-year-old man died after lightning struck 14 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golf course, a coroner’s official said on Sunday. Los... read more »

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe’s visit to war sh...

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine

Washington – The US is disappointed at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to a controversial war shrine, the State Department said... read more »

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Legal adviser says Snowden would love to be back in US under `right conditions`

Washington – A top legal adviser to whistleblower Edward Snowden has reportedly said that the former NSA contractor would love to be back in the US if... read more »

Okinawa Governer approves on relocation of U.S. milita...

Okinawa Governer approves on relocation of U.S. military base

 The governor of Okinawa signed off Friday on the long-awaited relocation of a U.S. military base, a major step toward allowing the U.S. to move forward with... read more »

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Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant outfits

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant outfits

Guwahati –  Militant outfits regularly harass people through illegal practices like extortion, taxation and abduction. Workers and small tea garden owners at Assam-Nagaland border are... read more »

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khursh...

New Delhi – Pained at the brutal assault and gang rape of a young Delhi woman last year, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has penned... read more »

Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it even on Mahabharat...

Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it even on Mahabharata

Panaji – Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar likes reading in the loo, even if the book is based on an epic, like the Mahabharata. Speaking at a book... read more »

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'Government exploring ways to restore HC ruling on homosexuality'

New Delhi – The government is considering all options before it in an attempt to restore the 2009 Delhi High Court verdict decriminalising homosexuality,... read more »

Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in US House

Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in US House

By Arun Kumar Washington – With the victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in assembly elections in four Indian states, a contro! versial resolution critical... read more »

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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will interact with the national executive members of the All India Mahila Congress on Thursday. Rahul ji is in-charge of the Mahila Congress and today he will... read more »

Cabinet approves inquiry into Gujarat snooping

Amit Shah blows poll bugle in Bengal, says trained...

BJP national president Amit Shah today said the party’s trained workforce will win the 2016 assembly polls in West Bengal and its road to... read more »

Brinda Karat says Kalyan Singh like spoke ‘RSS pr...


Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday said Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh had spoken ‘like an RSS pracharak’ when he... read more »

UP Police to deal with dissent, claims BJP


The Bharatiya Janata Party, referring to the Barabanki incident, where a woman was allegedly set ablaze by two policemen, claimed that the Uttar Pradesh police... read more »

“Scared” by number of deaths in Vyapam scam


Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday said she is “scared” by the number of deaths associated with the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh and said there... 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 »

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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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Widows better off on wellbeing index: survey

Widows better off on wellbeing index: survey

Sydney – Being a widow is tough, right? Wrong! Widows and widowers actually enjoy the highest levels of well-being while singles are the worst when it comes to personal relationships, home and... read more »

Transition year for Indian telecom's growth story

Transition year for Indian telecom’s growth ...

By Aparajita Gupta New Delhi – With over 900 million telephone connections, India remained the world’s second largest telecommunications... read more »

International seminar to mark Tagore’s Nobel cent...

International seminar to mark Tagore's Nobel centenary

Kolkata – The eastern metropolis is hosting music scholars from seven countries along with international musicians as part of Rabindra Bharati... read more »

Sikh group challenges dismissal of case against Badal

US court dismisses Sikh group's case againstBadal

Chicago – A US based Sikh rights group has challenged the order of a US court dismissing a human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister... read more »

US reacts with dismay over India’s gay sex ruling

US reacts with dismay over India's gay sex ruling

By Arun Kumar Washington – Expressing concern over the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling restoring the ban on gay sex, the US has expressed its... read more »

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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’ is an umbrella term used to refer to... read more »


Twitter now has a ‘while you were away’ recap feat...

Twitter has launched a new ‘while you were away’ service which recaps important tweets users may have missed since their last login. The new... read more »

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... read more »

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 biomanufacturing... read more »

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... read more »

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23 people killed in Afghanistan crash

KABUL: An Afghan spokesman says 23 people were killed when a passenger van and a fuel tanker collided in western Afghanistan. Raouf Ahmadi, a spokesman for the provincial police chief in western... read more »


Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afg...

 Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said on Friday,... read more »

Nepal poll panel prepares final election results


Kathmandu – After one-and-a-half-months, Nepal’s Election Commission has prepared the final results of the Nov 19 Constituent Assembly election,... read more »

Hasina’s party fears Zia will change Bangladesh&#...

Hasina's party fears Zia will change Bangladesh's name

Dhaka – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s party has said that opposition leader Khaleda Zia may change the country’s name in case she... read more »

Explosives found outside Musharraf’s house

Explosives found outside Musharraf's house

Islamabad – Explosives were recovered from the vicinity of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s farmhouse Monday, a media report... 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 year. Clarke... read more »


South African cricket team arrives in India for Ga...

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... read more »

Abhinav Bindra shoots gold as India finish on top


NEW DELHI: It is rare to see Abhinav Bindra pumping his fist in air after winning a medal. The Beijing Olympics gold medallist did just that after shooting his... read more »

Jagmohan Dalmiya: The man who drove BCCI forward as a c...


Kolkata: President Jagmohan Dalmiya, who passed away in Kolkata today, will forever be remembered as the man who made Indian cricket a self sufficient entity... read more »

This day, that year: Yuvraj Singh hits six sixes off St...


For whatever he has achieved as an Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh will perhaps most be associated with September 19, 2007. For it was on this unforgettable day... read more »

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Sensex Hits Record High of 23,048 Ahead of Exit Polls

The BSE Sensex surged over 700 points to a record high of 23,048 on Friday, while the broader Nifty also hit an all-time high of 6,871, rising over 200 points. Traders said markets are sensing a... read more »


Samvat 2069 ends on cheerful note at all-time clos...

Mumbai – The Samvat 2069 ended on a cheerful note with benchmark BSE Sensex on Friday settling at a new all-time closing high of 21,196.81 on... 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


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 »

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Amarnath pilgrims stranded on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Rains played havoc on Thursday and led to several landslides stranding Amarnath pilgrims, travelling to Kashmir, on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. In precautionary measures, the highway was closed... read more »

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How Delhi will be developed into a tourism hub?

Delhi will soon be developed into a tourism hub at par with developed global cities, chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here today. “In the coming... read more »

Kidzania London celebrates official opening


To mark the official opening, KidZania Global president Xavier López Ancona was joined by KidZania London president Joel Cadbury in welcoming 300 local... read more »

Skal slams Phuket dolphinarium plan


The tourism industry body’s Phuket and Southern Thailand chapter has called on its members and the broader travel industry to protest against the project,... read more »

Air India welcomes 21st Dreamliner


The new twin-aisle jet touched down at New Delhi‘s Indira Gandhi International Airport on 28 June 2015, following a direct delivery flight from the Boeing... read more »

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Actress Sunny Leone: Ragini MMS 2 more commercial than first film

Actress Sunny Leone, who stars in Ragini MMS 2, says the movie is more commercial in nature than the first film of the series. “There is a huge difference (between Ragini MMS and Ragini MMS... read more »


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On Valentine’s Day, we take you on a trip down memory lane and bring to you some of the most romantic scenes from Hollywood and Bollywood down... read more »

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China car attack likely work of discriminated community, not terrorists

In a major breakthrough in the mysterious car crash at the iconic Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Chinese police on Wednesday termed it as a terrorist act by... read more »

Kids more likely to believe nicer people than meaner co...

Kids more likely to believe nicer people than meaner counterparts

Washington – A new study has found that children are less to believe a mean person than a nice person, even if the pleasant person was described as... read more »

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Files contain reasons for preferring Hindalco: Parakh

Former Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh, who has been charged with alleged irregularities in the allotment of coal mine to Aditya Birla Group, on Saturday said he... read more »

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Indonesia making no progress against hazardous haze

Pekanbaru, Indonesia | Reuters — Indonesia has sent nearly 21,000 personnel to fight forest fires raging in its northern islands, the disaster management agency said on Tuesday, but smoke cloaks... read more »


France opens war crimes inquiry against Assad regi...

French authorities have launched a criminal probe against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for alleged war crimes committed between... read more »

NATO Troops Reach Kunduz to Support Afghan Forces


KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: NATO said Wednesday its special forces have reached Kunduz to support Afghan troops after the Taliban seized the northern city, repelled a... read more »

Hajj Stampede: Saudi Arabia police say 1,100 photos of ...


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... read more »

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... 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... read more »


‘God particle’ could demolish the universe, :Hawking

The elusive ‘God particle’ discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned. According to Mr. Hawking, 72,... read more »


Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

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 its journey in space and is... read more »


NASA’s Mars rover gets ready to have its ‘memory wiped’

NASA’s Mars rover team has decided to reformat Opportunity’s flash memory, it has been reported. An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA’s Mars Exploration... read more »


New experiment to test the nature of our universe

WASHINGTON: A unique experiment called theHolometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe — including whether we live in a 2Dhologram. Much... read more »