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Some shark species may adapt to climate ...

Some shark species may adapt to climate change: study

Some shark species may be able to cope with the rising temperature and the subsequent decrease of water salinity, a new study has found. The study of sharks that lived in warm Arctic waters millions of years ago suggests that some shark species could handle the falling Arctic salinity that may come... read more »

HTC Desire 616, One (E8) smartphones la...

HTC Desire 616, One (E8) smartphones launches in India at Rs. 16,900, Rs. ...

New Delhi: Buoyed by strong growth in sales in the country, Taiwanese handset maker HTC today said it aims to capture 15 per cent share of the multi-billion dollar Indian smartphone market. The company launched two new handsets – Desire 616 and HTC One E8 – priced at Rs 16,900 and Rs... read more »

This device may ‘kill’ compu...

This device may ‘kill’ computer mouse

WASHINGTON: A thimble-like device that sits at the end of your finger and allows you to interact with the virtual world in three dimensions may render the indispensable computer mouse obsolete. The way in which humans interact with computers has been dominated by the mouse since it was invented in... read more »

How to Teach Humans to Remember Really C...

How to Teach Humans to Remember Really Complex Passwords

If passwords are considered the bane of the data security industry, it’s partly because humans are awful at choosing them: By some counts, we still pick “password” a facepalm-inducing one in 20 times. But a study from two researchers at Microsoft and Princeton suggests there’s hope for... read more »

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Nelson Mandela's body arrives for viewing in South Africa

Nelson Mandela’s body arrives for viewing in South Africa

The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-coloured South African flag, arrived on Wednesday at the seat of power in the country’s capital for public... read more »

Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at Mandela memorial

Obama shakes hands with Cuba’s Raul Castro a...

President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela. The... read more »

World’s high and mighty join Mandela memorial ser...

World's high and mighty join Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg – The memor! ial service to honour former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela got under way Tuesday at the... read more »

World leaders walk in for Mandela memorial service

World leaders walk in for Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg – Top world leaders walked into the FNB Stadium here Tuesday joining thousands of people to attend the memorial service of former South... read more »

South Africans brave rain for Mandela memorial service

South Africans brave rain for Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg – Braving heavy rain, thousands of people Tuesday flocked to the FNB stadium in Soweto to attend the memorial service of former president... read more »

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DRDO Test-Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile From Odisha Coa...

India successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast today. The missile is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg. read more »

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Goa’s Laxmikant Parsekar Loses; Close Contes...

In a setback to BJP, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was today humbled in his sitting seat Mandrem by Congress candidate Dayanand Sopte, as the... read more »

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Iran to build two more nuclear plants: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the country would build two more nuclear plants in the southern city of Bushehr in line with the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The president made... read more »

Pope Francis lands in Sri Lanka for ‘mission...

Pope Francis has called for respect for human rights, inclusivity, and the “pursuit of truth” as he started a six-day Asian tour in Sri... read more »

Children return to Army Public School in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Child survivors of Pakistan´s worst ever terrorist attack returned to the school on Monday, where Taliban militants massacred their classmates, with... read more »

US trains Iraqis for house-to-house battle against IS

TAJI BASE, Iraq: A team of camouflage-clad Iraqi soldiers lines up near the door of a one-storey house north of Baghdad with rifles ready, preparing to enter... read more »

Car bomb kills 37 at Yemen police academy

SANAA: A car bomb tore through dozens of Yemenis lined up at a police academy in Sanaa Wednesday, leaving 37 dead in the latest attack to highlight the... read more »

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Pfizer to sell Thane plant to Vidhi Research for Rs 178 crore

Drug firm Pfizer has said it has entered into a business transfer agreement to sell its Thane plant as a going concern to Vidhi Research and Development LLP for Rs 178 crore. In a BSE filing, Pfizer... read more »

Sterlite Technologies acquires Elitecore Tech for ...

NEW DELHI: Sterlite TechnologiesBSE 2.23 % today announced the acquisition of telecom software product firm Elitecore Technologies at Rs 180 crore in... read more »

Volkswagen emissions scandal spreads to Europe and thre...

Volkswagen unveils five-year investment plan to become world’s leading carmaker by 2018

The Volkswagen and Audi diesel emissions scandal which has thrown the global car industry into turmoil has spread to Europe and threatens to embroil more... read more »

Dr Reddy’s settles patent litigation on Kuvan tab...

he California-based BioMarin Pharmaceutical has entered into a settlement agreement with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to resolve patent litigation in the US... read more »

Tata Steel raises Rs 4,000 cr via non-core asset sale

Tata Steel has raised more than Rs 4,100 crore through the sale of non-core assets so far this fiscal as part of efforts to strengthen its balance sheet and... read more »

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China urges personnel's safety in South Sudan

China urges personnel’s safety in South Sudan

United Nations – China has called on all parties of South Sudan to take effective measures to stop violence, protect civilians, and ensure personnel’s safety, Xinhua reported. Liu Jieyi,... read more »

China wants more US high-tech imports

China wants more US high-tech imports

Beijing – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged the US to relax limits on China’s high-tech imports. “We expect the US to relax... read more »

China slams Japan for slandering its air defence zone i...

China slams Japan for slandering its air defence zone in international forum

London – China has condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for “maliciously slandering” the newly declared air defence zone of Beijing... read more »

China probes powerful ex-security officer over graft ch...

China probes powerful ex-security officer over graft charges

Washington – Chinese President Xi Jinping has authorized a corruption inquiry against the powerful former head of the domestic security apparatus, Zhou... read more »

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

Beijing – China hailed its Chang’e-3 lunar probe mission “a complete success” Sunday night, after its first moon rover Yutu, or Jade... read more »

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World Cup: Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat Kohli’s...

Amid the furore generated by Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today tried to diffuse the tension by lauding the fourth estate for its... read more »

India-SA WC match seen by 257 mn viewers in India

The India-South Africa tie in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was viewed by 257 million fans, according to TAM data CS4+, extrapolated to the... read more »

World Cup 2015: Ashwin is right up there with Vettori, ...

NAPIER: Mushtaq Ahmed was Imran Khan’s goto man in the 1992 World Cup which Pakistan won. Now, he is in charge of the Pakistani spin attack, trying to... read more »

ICC Cricket WC 2015: Pakistan crush UAE by 129 runs

Convincing victory for Pakistan as they crush UAE by 129 runs in a Pool B encounter at Napier, New Zealand. UAE batsmen looked under immense pressure while... read more »

England not playing with fear: Stuart Broad

Hitting out at former captain Michael Vaughan, who had said England are “playing with fear”, fast bowler Stuart Broad has denied the... read more »

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Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio to share infrastructure

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio to share infrastructure

New Delhi – Telecom service providers Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm have concluded a comprehensive telecom infrastructure-sharing arrangement u! nder which they will share... read more »

Sensex trades flat during early session

Sensex closes flat; capital goods stocks plunge

Mumbai – A key index of the Indian equities markets Tuesday closed flat as a result of profit bookings, a day after it rallied 329.89 points,... read more »

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Capital goods stocks drop

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets! was trading flat at 82.18 points or 0.39 percent down in the pre-noon trade Tuesday. Good buying... read more »

Rupee rises 28 paise to 2-month high at 61.13 against d...

Rupee rises 28 paise to 2-month high at 61.13 against dollar

The rupee surged to its highest level in nearly four months in intra-day trade and fell back to close with a 28 paise gain at 61.13 against the dollar on... read more »

Air India asks employees on sabbatical to return to wor...

Air India asks employees on sabbatical to return to work or quit Air India asks employees on sabbatical to return to work or quit

Mumbai -: Five years after it had announced a sabbatical scheme for its staff to reduce the bulging salary bill, national air carrier Air India has asked the... read more »

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IIMC, SRFTI and FTII to get national tag

NEW DELHI: In a move that is likely to give a boost to international collaborations and funding, three premier institutes — Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Satyajit Ray Film and... read more »

Civil Services Aptitude Test rollback?

Last week, students led by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parsihad (ABVP) protested against the pattern of the civil services preliminary test,... read more »

510 more MBBS seats for Punjab, Himachal, Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Punjab will have additional 510 MBBS seats. This comes after several negotiations between the Medical... read more »

Gujarat University to admit 5,000 left-out students off...

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat University (GU) has decided to conduct offline admission for 5,000-odd commerce students who were left without admissions after the... read more »

1.4 million Indian children aged 6-11 out of school: Un...

NEW DELHI: Achieving the goal of getting all children in school by 2015 is now clearly impossible. It has emerged that there are 57.8 million children who are... read more »

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Deepika Padukone attacks foreign media for confusing her with Pri...

Over the last few months, on several occasions, the foreign media mistook Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for her contemporary Priyanka Chopra, but the actor chose to reserve her reaction on the... read more »

Parineeti & Shraddha battle it out to perform ...

The two leading ladies of Bollywood who share not just acting talent but are also competing to emerge as who’s the better singer are in a... read more »

SC rejects plea seeking Salman Khan’s bail cancel...

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.... read more »

Sonakshi Sinha to play RAW agent in ‘Force 2̵...

Actress Sonakshi Sinha will star opposite John Abraham in upcoming action drama “Force 2” . The 28-year-old “Dabangg” actress is set to play a RAW... 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 »

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Oz sticks to stand on China’s disputed air defence zone despite Beijing criticism

Oz sticks to stand on China’s disputed air defence zone despite B...

Sydney – Australia has stood by its criticism of China’s decision to impose an air-defence zone in the East China Sea without consultation, despite Beijing’s rebuke. Foreign Minister... read more »

Italy's senate expels Silvio Berlusconi over tax fraud

Italy’s senate expels Silvio Berlusconi over...

London – The Italian Senate has voted to expel former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament over his conviction for tax... read more »

Princess Diana’s `fairy-tale` dress set to fetch 80,000...

Princess Diana’s `fairy-tale` dress set to fetch 80,000 pounds at auction

Melbourne – Princess Diana’s “most ornate and romantic” ball gown is all set to go under the hammer and is expected to fetch around 80,000... read more »

Pope Francis says Church won’t be `progressive` in allo...

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child sex abuse

Washington – Pope Francis has reportedly said that the Catholic Church will not be ‘progressive’ to abandon its views about the morality of... read more »

German coalition agreement emerging

German coalition agreement emerging

Berlin – Germany’s two main parties agreed on various issues in their final round of coalition talks Tuesday night, sending a signal that an... read more »

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Quake hits Japan

Quake hits Japan

Tokyo – A 5.5-magnitude quake hit Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture Sunday morning, according Japan’s Meteorological Agency. There were no immediate report of any loss of life or damage to... read more »

Dangerous operation to remove fuel rods about to begin at Fukushima nuke plant

Dangerous operation to remove fuel rods about to b...

London – Engineers are preparing to extract the first of more than 1,000 nuclear fuel rods from one of the wrecked reactor buildings at... read more »

Two South Korean firms in Kaesong to close operations

Two South Korean firms in Kaesong to close operations

Seoul – Two South Korean companies in the Kaesong industrial complex have decided to close operations due to the unfavourable business conditions,... read more »

six dead as tourist ferry sinks off Thai resort: Report

six dead as tourist ferry sinks off Thai resort: Report

Bangkok – At least six passengers including three foreigners died after a tourist ferry sank on Sunday off the Thai resort of Pattaya, police... read more »

Japan ruling-party panel to propose break-of Fukushima ...

Japan ruling-party panel to propose break-of Fukushima operator

Tokyo: A Japanese ruling-party panel will recommend the break-up of Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) after shortcomings in the firm’s handling of clean-up... read more »

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K.P.S. Gill: Larger than life

K.P.S. Gill: Larger than life

By Rahul Dass Book: “KPS Gill: The Paramount Cop”; Author: Rahul Chandan; Publisher: Maple Press; Pages:244; Price: Rs.295. K.P.S. Gill, the supercop who crushed terrorism in! Punjab,... read more »

Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book AwardJhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

By Arun Kumar Washington – Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland” failed to... read more »

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Patna – Shooting of the first documentary film on legendary British ! author George Orwell began at his birthplace in Motihari town of Bihar ! Wednesday,... read more »

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

By Prantick Majumder New Delhi – Children across the world are aware of the causes of violence in their countries and 50 percent of children in India... read more »

Agra’s homeless get new night shelters

Agra's homeless get new night shelters

By Brij Khandelwal Agra – Good Samaritans in the Taj city have got together to open night shelters free of cost for the poor and the homeless, as the... read more »

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Tiramisu: Recipe

Your guide to whipping up the mouth-watering Italian dessert.Ingredients Nine teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in one and a half cups of water (cooled)– 250 ml baileys – 400... read more »

Mango Smoothie

It will refresh you instantly Ingredients: One tbsp mango jam, 250 ml beaten yogurt, half tsp clove powder, crushed ice Method: Blend a spoon of... read more »

Food for your healthy bones

Nutrients like calcium and vitamin D are essential if you want to build strong bones. While calcium helps strengthen bones and teeth structure, vitamin D... read more »

Ice-cream sandwiches are the hotnew dessert

Reports are calling them the new cupcake.We bite into the trend to find out more… Throwing a summer soiree? This might be perfect as a chilled... read more »

Health tips for cooking red meat

In this health conscious age eating non vegetarian food is close to taboo. Consuming red meat does not imply one will develop lifestyle diseases. It depends on... read more »

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Germany, Argentina dominate Golden Ball shortlist

Finalists Germany and Argentina have four and three players shortlisted respectively for the Golden Ball award given to the World Cup’s best player. Defenders Mats Hummels and Philipp Lahm,... read more »

World Cup 2014 : 26,000 police and soldiers to pro...

Some 26,000 police and soldiers will provide security Sunday for the World Cup final in Rio between Argentina and Germany, the Brazilian justice... read more »

Argentina, Germany start final tuning, Suarez loses app...

Argentina and Germany were both back at work on Thursday, secretly hatching plans for Sunday’s World Cup final as Uruguay striker Luis Suarez lost his... read more »

Klose breaks World Cup scoring record

Mirolsav Klose became the World Cup’s all-time top scorer on Tuesday scoring in Germany’s apparent rout of Brazil to take his goal tally in the... read more »

Germany impose historic 7-1 World Cup defeat on Brazil

Brazil have never suffered such a big defeat in any international tournament and never put on such a shambolic defense performance as during an 18-minute... read more »

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Gold gains 230 on global cues, seasonal demand

Snapping its nine-day losing streak, gold prices recovered by Rs. 230 to Rs. 28,260 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday on a firming trend overseas and emergence of buying by jewellers... read more »

Gold trading outlook: futures lower as dollar rise...

Gold futures were lower during early trade in Europe today, as investors look towards economic data to further strengthen speculation for an earlier... read more »

Gold remains weak on sluggish demand; silver ends lower

NEW DELHI: Continuing its losing streak for the eight straight session, gold prices shed Rs 40 to close at almost one-month low of Rs 28,100 per 10 grams in... read more »

Gold futures decline to Rs. 28,420 per 10 gm; silver do...

NEW DELHI, AUG 18:   Gold prices fell 0.82 per cent to Rs. 28,420 per 10 grams at the futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by... read more »

Gold demand drops 16% led by declines in India to China

London: Gold demand fell 16% in the second quarter, led by declines in India and China, the World Gold Council said. Global demand slipped to 963.8 tonnes from... read more »

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Have a ‘tomato pill’ for super heart health

Lycopene – a powerful antioxidant that is 10 times more potent than vitamin E – is good for your heart. “There is a wealth of research that suggests that the Mediterranean diet that... read more »

Train your mind before your body

Your inability to drag yourself to the gym is only in your head. Here’s how to overcome it and train your brain. Exercise not only makes you... read more »

Home remedies for bright white teeth

Pearly whites gone pale! One of the most common problems that every dentist comes across. Though we all wish to have pearly white smile, going for crazy... read more »

Novel way to tackle malaria parasite gene

“This approach could enable much more rapid gene analysis and boost drug-development efforts,” said Jacquin Niles, an associate professor of... read more »

Want to live longer? Eat Walnuts

Scientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per cent,... read more »

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Gold, silver at multi-year lows on overseas cues

NEW DELHI: Gold and silver prices slumped to their multi-year lows to trade at Rs 25,800 per 10 grams and Rs 34,900 per kg, respectively in the national capital today amid weak cues from global... read more »

Gold, silver likely to trade lower; copper may ris...

Global markets traded mixed in the last fortnight as the US Fed’s decision to wind up its bond buying programme acted as a boost for equities... read more »

Gold struggles on stronger economic data, higher equiti...

Gold steadied on Monday but failed to make any recovery from three straight days of losses as stronger global economic data and higher equities curbed the... read more »

Gold moves up by 0.55 pct on global cues

Tracking a firming global trend, gold prices rose 0.55 per cent to Rs 27,119 per ten gram in futures trade today as speculators enlarged positions. At the... read more »

Gold falls 0.23% on weak global cuesGold falls 0.23% on...

NEW DELHI: Gold futures fell 0.23 per cent to Rs 26,897 per 10 grams on Friday as speculators locked in gains amid a weak global trend. At the Multi Commodity... read more »

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‘Walter Mitty’ bank manager lived ‘lottery’ lifestyle thanks to £...

Gordon Irvine siphoned tens of thousands of pounds from the ATM at the Santander bank he ran in Lochee High Street before blowing the cash on foreign holidays to New York and Rio de Janeiro. He also... 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 »

Recipe: Fruit Salad

 Ingredients: We need one or two red apples One sliced peach 2 stalks celery 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 pack of  lemon... read more »

PM Modi invites suggestions on International Yoga Day

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday invited suggestions to mark the first International Yoga Day June 21. “Share your ideas and inputs on marking the... read more »

How to improve your dental health!

A beautiful smile is a gift endowed by nature that one must always cherish. But are you afraid that your smile will no longer draw the desired attention it... read more »

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New Zealand becoming popular with Indian students

MUMBAI: New Zealand has emerged as a popular destination for Indian students, the country’s high commissioner to India has said. There was an increase of 83 percent in the number of student... read more »

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail

GAZA CITY: Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a... read more »

India-headed Nigerian dies showing Ebola symptoms

ABU DHABI: A 35-year-old Nigerian woman, who was travelling to India for treatment of cancer, died while in transit after showing symptoms similar to those of... read more »

Israel, Gaza violence defies truce ‘deal’

GAZA CITY, Palestinian territories: Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza on Thursday, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiraling violence that... read more »

Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint near new Iraq PM̵...

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the Baghdad home of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday, two police sources and local... read more »

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Nitish Kumar wins Bihar trust vote 131-108

PATNA: Two days after he dramatically embraced the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday proved his majority in the Bihar assembly while the RJD protested in the house during the confidence... read more »

Around 30 feared dead as bus plunges into 300 metr...

SHIMLA: As many as 30 persons were killed and several others injured when a private bus proceeding towards Solan from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district... read more »

Jammu and Kashmir: 6 killed, many trapped in flash floo...

Six people have been killed and several trapped as houses and shops were destroyed in flash floods followed by a cloudburst in Doda district of Jammu and... read more »

No war, but skirmishes with China cannot be ruled out

NEW DELHI: Calling the talk of war in the Chinese media as posturing, senior defence and strategic experts believe that India and China may not go for a... read more »

US State Department’s ‘Country Report on Terrorism 2016...

While India is not a part of the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, the report took into account the arrest of 68 ISIS supporters. “In October, the... read more »

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Obama names acting Pentagon deputy chief

Iran deal ‘important first step’: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama says a nuclear deal with Iran is an “important first step” toward addressing the world’s concerns over the Islamic republic’s disputed nuclear programme. Mr. Obama... read more »

U.S. spied on Netherlands from 1946 to 1968: Snowden documents

U.S. spied on Netherlands from 1946 to 1968: Snowd...

The United States spied on the Netherlands from 1946 to 1968, the Dutch NRC newspaper quoted Snowden documents as showing on Saturday. It was not... read more »

Obama says not worried about personal safety

Obama says not worried about personal safety

Washington – President Barack Obama has said he is not much worried about his own safety, while reflecting on the assassination of President John F.... read more »

U.S. honors JFK on 50 years after assassination

U.S. honors JFK on 50 years after assassination

WASHINGTON – People across the United States came to honor former U.S. President John F. Kennedy on Friday, the day marking the 50th anniversary of his... read more »

Kerry to join world powers in Geneva to help finalize I...

Kerry to join world powers in Geneva to help finalize Iran nuke deal

Washington – United States Secretary John Kerry will reportedly join the P5+1 in Geneva to help finalize an agreement on Iran’s nuclear... read more »

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Sanskrit, not German: Smriti Irani’s Hindutva agenda hurts KV stu...

In the last six years, the number of Indian students going to Germany for higher studies has risen by 114 per cent. Germany is one of the top destinations for Indian students, particularly those... read more »

Political parties in Kerala gearing up for local e...

While the Congress that heads the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) will hit the roads from November 4 to energise party workers, the Left parties... read more »

UP to develop Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi ‘heritage arc’

Lucknow: With an intention to boost tourism in Uttar Pradesh, the state government will develop a “heritage arc” involving Agra, Lucknow and Varanasi on... read more »

Could have acted against Deshmukh, Shinde in Adarsh sca...

Mumbai: Just a day before the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has triggered a controversy. In his interview to a daily, the... read more »

Congress cracks whip on Shashi Tharoor, removes him as ...

Treatment meted out to diplomat unacceptable: Shashi Tharoor

Taking a dim view of Shashi Tharoor’s praise of Narendra Modi and his appreciation of the “Swachh Bharat” campaign, the Congress cracked the... read more »

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NASA sends hi-tech ‘sandals’ into space

NASA has sent a pair of high-tech ‘space sandals’ to the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how heavy loads can damage an astronauts’ bones and muscles. The... read more »

Students find 7,000-year-old mummy

ARICA, CHILE (ARICA TV/CNN) – A group of students in Chile made an incredible discovery while out on an archaeological dig, a 7,000-year-old... read more »

NASA develops high-tech cages to carry rats to ISS

NASA has developed high-tech cages to carry rodents from Earth to the International Space Station (ISS) to allow researchers to study the long-term effects of... read more »

Maruti Launches Celerio ‘Green’ CNG Model

India’s leading carmaker, Maruti Suzuki has now rolled out the popular Celerio with a CNG kit. Called as the Celerio Green, the new version will come up... read more »

Google doodle celebrates Mary Anning’s 215th birt...

Internet giant Google on Wednesday celebrated the 215th anniversary of the birth of British palaeontologist Mary Anning with a special doodle. The Google... read more »

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Nepal to allow private investment in power transmission

Nepal to allow private investment in power transmission

Kathmandu – The government of Nepal is ready to invite private sector investment in power transmission line projects, an official said here Sunday. The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA),... read more »

Protests in Pakistan over Mollah's execution

Protests in Pakistan over Mollah’s execution

Islamabad – Pakistani activists of the Jamaat-i-Islami held protests in various Sindh towns giving vent to their anger over the execution of... read more »

Mollah’s hanging ‘saddens’ Pakistan i...

Mollah's hanging 'saddens' Pakistan interior minister

Islamabad – Pakistan Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed “deep grief” and concern over the execution of war criminal... read more »

India not shying away from providing military equipment...

India not shying away from providing military equipment: Karzai

New Delhi – Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and he were in full agreement on “all issues”, including... read more »

Musharraf summoned for landmark treason trial on Decemb...

Musharraf summoned for landmark treason trial on December 24

Islamabad – Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf will be summoned for the landmark treason trial on December 24. The three-member special... 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 »

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... 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 July 18... 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,... read more »

India score 255 runs against Zimbabwe

It’s a feast for a sports lover today as Ind-Zim, Ban-SA, Eng-Aus and Federer vs Murray. A second string Indian side will take on Zimbabwe. It is... read more »

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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 own, says Gill Charlton Some of the best... 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... 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 »

Indian tourists flocking to Australia

Melbourne – Indian tourists are flocking to see beauty of Australia taking the total number of overseas travellers from the region to over 134,000 from... read more »

Phuket is the perfect place to go hopping mad on Thaila...

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Thailand is full of moments and memories you won’t forget, the things that make you smile when you’re having a bad day or staring at another grey, dreary... read more »

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Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-Hye goes on trial Read mor...

SEOUL: South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-Hye, grim-faced and brought to court in handcuffs, went on trial Tuesday over a sprawling corruption scandal that saw millions take to the... read more »

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering cr...

HIGHLIGHTS The men stood quietly, their heads down, as spectators heckled them and shouted insults. Up to 1,000 people watched as the two men... read more »

Donald Trump Arrives For Talks With Palestinian Leader ...

US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of his first trip abroad as president, and follows an initial leg in... read more »

Brazil’s Michel Temer Refuses to Resign in Face o...

Brasilia: Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he would not resign after the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into... read more »

At least 141 Haftar Loyalist Killed in South Libya Airb...

Tripoli: An attack on an airbase in south Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, a spokesman for his forces... read more »

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Panasonic P81 launched in India for Rs 18,990: Octa-core phablet with 13MP camera

After a string of teasers, Panasonic has finally pulled the wraps off its newest smartphone dubbed P81. The Panasonic P81 is company’s first octa-core priced at Rs 18,990. The device is... read more »

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Google Doodle celebrates Nobel-prize winning British chemist Dorothy Hodgkin’s 114th...

London –  Google has celebrated 114 birthday of Nobel-prize winning British chemist Dorothy Hodgkin by creating a doodle for her on its home page. According to the Independent,... read more »

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Dolphins may have been swimming the Earth’s oceans for six million years longer than previously thought and they might have had their origins in the Pacific Ocean, a new study... read more »

Soon, a method to predict volcanic eruption

Preventing disasters from volcanic eruption could soon be more effective as scientists have now come closer to developing a method to predicting volcanic eruption behaviour. A process called... read more »