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WannaCry Ransomware: Security Experts Fi...

WannaCry Ransomware: Security Experts Find Clues to Lingering Risks

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers are struggling to try to find early traces of WannaCry They are having more luck dissecting flaws that limited its spread Experts warn further attacks that fix weaknesses in WannaCry will follow Two-thirds of those caught up in the past week’s global ransomware... read more »

Google takes anti-net neutrality stance ...

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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Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Khartoum – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Monday that leaders would join hands against forces allied to South Sudanese ex-vice president Riek Machar , if he failed to respond to a... read more »

Ban seeks South Sudan parties' cooperation to solve crisis

Ban seeks South Sudan parties’ cooperation t...

United Nations – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for “full cooperation” of all parties in finding a peaceful solution... read more »

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

Lagos – At least 63 Boko Haram fighters were killed during Nigerian army’s raids following a recent pre-dawn attack on military barracks in Bama... read more »

‘Fake’ interpreter at Mandela memorial clai...

'Fake' interpreter at Mandela memorial claims to have exposed system

London – The controversial sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service has said he is a “great fake” who exposed the... read more »

S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talks before any tr...

S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talks before any truce deal

London – South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has said there must be proper negotiations before the rebels can agree to a truce with the... read more »

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India seeks consular access to ‘Indian’ man arrested ...

ISLAMABAD: India has sought from Pakistan consular access to a person, reportedly an Indian, who has been arrested here for not possessing travel and visa documents Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, who hailed from... read more »

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Projects Worth Rs 993...

PM Modi also suggested that the Kandla Port Trust (KPT) be named after BJP-RSS ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay as a tribute to him in his birth... read more »

Human shield: Paresh Rawal wants Arundhati Roy be tied ...

NEW DELHI: Veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal, last night, said that instead of a stone pelter, writer Arundhati Roy be tied to... read more »

Mercury on the rise in Kashmir and near LoC: Army gears...

As summers start setting in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces expect more encounters and gun fights in the Valley as militants, waiting across the Line of... read more »

Mumbai-based businessman Sheikh Nabi Ahmed jailed in Pa...

Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, an Indian national, who was arrested in Pakistan for not possessing travel documents, is a Mumbai-based businessman, the Mumbai police... read more »

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Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, axes

Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, axesKathmandu, Nepal (CNN)Protesters in western Nepal have killed at least seven police officers as violent clashes broke out over the... read more »

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes office as ne...

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister on Friday as the island nation’s two major political parties signed an... read more »

India ‘advises’ Pakistani NSA Aziz not to m...

India has advised Pakistani NSA Sartaj Aziz not to meet separatist Hurriyat leaders before talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, raising a question... read more »

Hurriyat leaders released hours after house arrest

Just hours after they were placed under house arrest, Kashmiri separatist leaders were on Thursday released by authorities in Srinagar indicating a confused... read more »

Sri Lanka votes as Rajapaksa eyes comeback

Sri Lankans began voting on Monday in parliamentary polls with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa eyeing a political comeback as prime minister months after... read more »

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Australia gets approval to send armed officers to MH17 recovery t...

AUSTRALIA has won approval to send elite armed officers to protect investigative teams in their efforts to scour the Malaysia Airlines crash site for human remains after the recalled Ukrainian... read more »

WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over po...

A sweeping gagging order issued in Australia to block reporting of any bribery allegations involving several international political leaders in the... read more »

Australia gives $4.7 million for Gaza relief

The Australian government is providing five million Australian dollars (4.7 million $) in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop... read more »

Indian student assaulted in Australia, brother seeks ju...

Indian student assaulted in Australia, brother seeks justice

Melbourne – A 20-year-old Indian student was seriously injured after he was brutally assaulted and robbed in Australia’s Melbourne city, a media... read more »

6.2 magnitude quake rattles New Zealand

6.2 magnitude quake rattles New Zealand

Wellington – A severe earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale has been recorded off! the coast of Fiordland, shaking New Zealand’s Southland... read more »

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RBI outlines broad plans on $150 billion bank bad loan resolution

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outlined the broad contours of a plan to resolve the $150 billion bad debt problem plaguing the country’s banks Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outlined on... read more »

GST: Govt dictating prices goes against free-marke...

In an interview  on Monday, revenue secretary, Hasmukh Adhia, gave out an explicit warning to companies planning to increase prices on products... read more »

Tips to Reduce Your Factory & Warehouse Insurance ...

While it is a necessity to buy a comprehensive insurance policy to insure your factory & warehouse, there are various pragmatic ways through which a... read more »

Heavy Bikes, Luxury Yachts, Private Jets to Attract 31 ...

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Srinagar: Motorcycles of more than 350 cc engine capacity will attract a total of 31 percent tax under the GST regime, same as the tax incidence on private... read more »

SBI’s bad loans didn’t affect it much. Here’s the proof...

State Bank of India reported its highest profit in six quarters on lower provisions for bad loans last quarter, but investors were wary about the outlook for... read more »

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India’s Avenue Supermarts IPO oversubscribed 106 times

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The last day of bidding for an initial public offering (IPO) by India’s Avenue Supermarts Ltd saw investors clamouring for the shares, tempted by the company’s... read more »

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India’s industrial output up 2.7 percent in ...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s industrial output rose 2.7 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. ... read more »

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9 killed in landslides in southwest China

Nine people have been killed inlandslides that struck southwest China’s Yunnan province last week. Nine people were buried as the disasterhit Xiaoxin Village in Dongchuan District of the... read more »

4 schoolchildren killed in China knife attack

BEIJING: Four primary schoolchildren were killed in a knife attack by a man in south China’s Guangxi autonomous region, the latest such... read more »

The number of victims of terrorist attacks Sunday in Xi...

Chinese authorities announced that as a result of the terrorist attacks in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on Sunday, September 21 killed 50 people.... read more »

13 dead in China firework plant explosion

CHANGSHA – Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and one more remained missing after an explosion at a firework plant in central China’s Hunan... read more »

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

BEIJING: Heavy rains in China’s southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to flooding,... read more »

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Sports Ministry approves names for Dronacharya Award

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

BCCI looking to better it’s public image, says Anu...

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

IPL 2013 spot-fixing’s Lodha Committee office burgled

A month after the Lodha Commission panel suspended the two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams — Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), the... read more »

This ton will give me great confidence: Ajinkya Rahane

COLOMBO: If there was a vote for the ‘Man Friday’ in the Indian team, Ajinkya Rahane will win it hands down. Whatever the conditions, whatever the... read more »

Kohli looks to end 22-year wait for series win in Sri L...

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli’s aggressive strategy to deploy five specialist bowlers will be tested when India begin the three-match Test series... read more »

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Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to promote culture and traditions

Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to promote culture and tradition...

Guwahati –  The eleventh edition of the Assam Mahotsav, a two week long annual fair, was organized in Jorhat recently, and provided a window to the culture of the state. More than 100 stalls... read more »

People in poorer nations `understand` life better ...

Washington – A new study has shown that people residing in poorer countries find greater meaning in life, whereas residents of wealthy nations... read more »

Hornbill Festival reflects traditional and modern face ...

Hornbill Festival reflects traditional and modern face of Nagaland

Kohima – In an endeavor to promote tourism and preserve the socio-cultural heritage of the Nagas, Kohima played host to the 14th Hornbill Festival of... read more »

Kolkata Christmas Festival to begin Dec 20

History behind common Christmas traditions revealed

Kolkata – Scheduled to be inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Kolkata Christmas Festival beginning Dec 20 here is set to usher... read more »

New age writings of love, confusion and erotica

New age writings of love, confusion and erotica

Fresh and complex, funny and erotic, this week IANS bookshelf is stacked with new age writings that are about today’s generation and their many ways of... read more »

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Withdrawing Money From ATMs Outside Home Branch Network May Cost ...

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 network. Home bank network means ATMs of the... read more »

Rupee down 12 paise on dollar demand

Rupee hits three-week high

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... 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 »

GDP growth to persist in 4.5-5% range in 2014: Nomura

The economy is unlikely to see any  major pick in 2014 and may end up with about just 4.5-5 per cent growth due to the ongoing fiscal and monetary policy... read more »

One toll tag for Delhi-Mumbai national highway from Aug...

zip across Delhi-Mumbai highway without stopping at any of the toll plazas with a single radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. Electronic toll collection... read more »

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India needs to regain its global standing in education: President...

India needs to retain the place it had during ancient times in the world education map, and for that there is a need to link education to research and improve quality of education — this was the... read more »

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Government’s First Budget, Lion’s Shar...

Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has presented a Rs. 41,129 crore budget with a massive allocation for education, and announced that... read more »

India does not need new education policy, say experts

Some of India’s most renowned education experts have reportedly opined that there is very little evidence to back the government’s decision to... read more »

Mahresult.nic.in SSC Results 2015 Maharashtra Board, Cl...

Nearly 17 lakh students across all nine divisions coming under the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education wrote the... read more »

CS exams: Two Ahmedabad girls, Dahod boy in India’s top...

AHMEDABAD: Three students, including two girls, from Ahmedabad are in the top 10 in the All India Company Secretary (Foundation) exam, results of which were... read more »

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Kangana Ranaut now stable after sustaining injury on the sets of ...

Kangana sustained an injury while she was shooting a sword fight sequence with co-star Nihar Pandya. The shooting happened in Hyderabad and the actor was taken to Apollo hospital and admitted at the... read more »

The Kapil Sharma Show: Host Kapil kept Mubarakan a...

The entire Mubarakan cast – Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty who were to shoot with Kapil for their upcoming... read more »

Haseena Parkar’s Shraddha Kapoor Won’t Get ...

NEW DELHI: Shraddha Kapoor’s Haseena Parkar is a departure from the genre (romantic films) that the actress generally features in. Shraddha gained... read more »

18th IIFA Awards 2017: Why Dangal Was Ignored In The No...

When the nominations for the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy or IIFA Awards were announced in May, the Internet swiftly fixated on the... read more »

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan’s poetic tweet hints...

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan set his Twitter followers and others wracking their minds with a Tamil poem that sounded like signaling entry into politics.... read more »

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Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

KIEV: Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants. Authorities in Luhansk said... read more »

Merkel extremely dismayed over Schumacher's fall

Merkel extremely dismayed over Schumacher’s ...

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel was “extremely dismayed” as she heard about the skiing accident of German racing legend... read more »

Quake hits Italy

Quake hits Italy

Rome – A 4.9-magnitude quake hit central Italy Sunday, followed by a series of aftershocks. However, no damage to property was reported. According to the... read more »

Berlusconi’s `Bunga Bunga` bombshell suns in Miami desp...

New York - Silvio Berlusconi’s bunga bunga bombshell, Nicole Minetti, was seen sunning herself, in pink thong bikini, over Christmas on a Miami beach, despite her 5-year sentence behind bars. The 28-year-old had been convicted in July for supplying prostitutes for the Berlusconi’s notorious bunga bunga orgies. Currently, she remains free while she appeals her sentence. The former dental hygienist had once served as a regional councilor for the disgraced former Italian leader’s People of Freedom party. She was accused of getting the Moroccan-born exotic dancer known as Ruby the Heart Stealer for Berluscone, at the time, Ruby was just 17.

New York – Silvio Berlusconi’s bunga bunga bombshell, Nicole Minetti, was seen sunning herself, in pink thong bikini, over Christmas on a Miami beach,... read more »

Freed Pussy Riot members still gunning for Putin’s head...

Freed Pussy Riot members still gunning for Putin’s head

London – Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s members, who spent nearly two years in prison for their irreverent protest in Moscow’s main cathedral,... read more »

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Japan raises defence spending budget

Japan seeking US assistance to obtain counter cyberattack capabil...

Tokyo – Japan is reportedly seeking to curb the increased cyberattacks on the nation’s government systems and in a bid to have the ability to counter the attacks by a foreign nation, it is... read more »

Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections as mass protests continue

Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections as...

London – The main opposition party in Thailand has announced it will boycott snap elections set for 2 February. Democrat Party leader Abhisit... read more »

Taiwan court suspends trial of ailing ex-president

Chen Shui-bian

Taipei – A Taiwanese court has suspended the trial of former president Chen Shui-bian on the ground that he is suffering from depression, dementia and... read more »

Singapore man jailed for three years for cyber-stalking

Singapore man jailed for three years for cyber-stalking

Singapore – A man in Singapore was sentenced to three years in jail Friday for cyber-stalking US singer Leandra Ramm for six years from 2005 to... read more »

North Korea threatens to attack South Korea

North Korea threatens to attack South Korea

Seoul – North Korea has threatened to attack South Korea without any advance notice, responding to anti-Pyongyang rallies on the second death anniversary... read more »

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

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

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, food court, souvenir shops, library and... read more »

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant outfits

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant ou...

Guwahati –  Militant outfits regularly harass people through illegal practices like extortion, taxation and abduction. Workers and small tea... read more »

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

India has been so unsuccessful in producing its own weapons of war that I am surprised that we do not start looking for innovative ways to keep our neighbours... 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 »

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid

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

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Recipe: Mutton stew

When raindrops are falling pitter-patter and you are in a mood for something really nourishing and hot, nothing can beat the aroma and taste of home-made mutton stew. And just in case, you think it... read more »

Recipe: Aloo Paratha

Ingredients: Six or seven potatoes, four green chillies, coriander leaves, half tsp black pepper powder, two cups wheat flour, butter. Method: Boil... read more »

Recipe: Papad curry

Ingredients: Two or three papads, two medium-sized potatoes, one teaspoon kala jeera, half teaspoon chilli powder, half teaspoon turmeric powder, half teaspoon... read more »

Recipe: Lasagna with meat sauce

Ingredients: – 1 lb ground mutton – 3/4 lb bulk pork sausage – 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce – 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste – 2... read more »

Recipe: Kaju jeera rice

A little experimentation can do wonders, especially when it comes to cooking techniques. While delectable jeera rice has been a great dish, addition of kaju... read more »

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Indian Super League was watched by 429 million on TV according to...

NEW DELHI: An aggregate of 429 million viewers (TAM data CS4+ extrapolated to the universe using a standard conversion factor) watched the inaugural Hero Indian Super League football tournament live... read more »

Messi slams top Barca official over `undeserving of better contract` statement

Messi targets more history, Suarez a first goal

MADRID: Lionel Messi continues his quest to become the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga just days after equalling a similar feat in the... read more »

ISL: Trezeguet fires as FC Pune beat FC Goa 2-0 to reco...

PUNE: A striker always remains a striker is what David Trezeguet showed when he rolled back all those years with an opportunistic strike to help FC Pune City... read more »

Can Chelsea emulate Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles&...

The surest measure of greatness is the shadow it casts. A decade on, the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ side of 2003-04 are still regarded with a unique... read more »

Indian football team begin search for new coach after 3...

India will begin the search for a newcoach after Wim Koevermans’ tenure came to an end with the team’s 3-2 home defeat by Palestine in a friendly... read more »

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Gold near three-month low

Gold edged up on Monday, but remained near a three-month low as the dollar hit an 11-year high after a strong U.S. jobs report boosted expectations the Federal Reserve would soon hike interest... read more »

Gold Monetisation Scheme Should Be Investor Friend...

After the announcement of a gold monetisation scheme in the Budget, the details of the scheme are keenly awaited. The scheme has the potential to... read more »

Gold, silver rebound on marriage season demand, global ...

  Gold prices recovered by Rs 95 to Rs 27,285 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Thursday on emergence of buying by jewellers to meet wedding season... read more »

Titan Company intimates on availability of credit for g...

Titan Company announced that the Company will be able to avail credit from domestic nominated banks for gold purchases without restrictions. This will also... read more »

Gold recovers on wedding season demand

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold prices on Monday recovered by Rs 70 to trade at Rs 27,700 per ten gram at the bullion market, largely supported by wedding season demand from jewellers... read more »

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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 once gained? Here’s how to improve... read more »

Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart p...

A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The new... read more »

Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

Daily exercise can help youngsters boost their brain performance, finds a study. In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young... read more »

Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-be

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all that one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period of... read more »

Food choices to beat menstrual cramps

Negotiating menstrual pain is part of every woman’s life. While some women resign themselves to the pain, others pop pain killers. Fortunately, research... read more »

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Sardar Singh named as flag bearer for India at Asian Games

New Delhi: Sardar Singh, captain of Indian men hockey team, will be the flag bearer for the country during the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games 2014 scheduled to take place in Incheon, South... read more »

Dhanraj Pillay criticizes move to have one custodi...

MUMBAI: Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay is upset with the selection of only one goalkeeper in the Indian team due to take part in the... read more »

Is the Hockey India League losing its financial viabili...

Two hasty announcements have followed the pull-out of Ranchi Rhinos from the Hockey India League (HIL) last week. The quick introduction of Pune and the change... read more »

Manpreet named Asia’s Junior Player of the Year

Rising Indian midfielder Manpreet Singh was named the ‘Junior Player of the Year’ by the Asian Hockey Federation in its Congress held in Kuala Lumpur,... read more »

Bharat Ratna For Dhyan Chand?

NEW DELHI: Recommendations have been received for conferring the Bharat Ratna on hockey great Major Dhayan Chand and they have been forwarded to the... read more »

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Holiday Ideas

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday season!

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday season!

New Delhi – With the holiday season at its peak, International SOS has issued guidelines for travellers to stay healthy and have safe and secure trips, which include minimizing weather-related... read more »

Hawaii 'most searched' holiday destination on Bing!

Hawaii ‘most searched’ holiday destina...

Washington – With the travel industry expected to be 300 billion dollars worth in the US alone and the Internet being the most handy tool while... read more »

Make your own wine, the Kerala way

Make your own wine, the Kerala way

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram – Wine becomes much sought after in Kerala during the festive season, and what better than to make it at home? Barring... read more »

Hoteliers worried about prospects in festive season

Hoteliers worried about prospects in festive season

Mumbai – With Christmas and New Year round the corner, hotels and restaurants in the western region are worried about their prospects in the festive... read more »

Holiday office parties may do more harm than good

Holiday office parties may do more harm than good

Washington – A new study has found that office holiday bashes, which are thrown with the intention of promoting team unity, leave members of racially... 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 to leave US interest rates unchanged weighed on... read more »

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

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... 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 »

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,... read more »

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Use this to remove odour from stinky foods

Scientists have developed a new film that could neutralise the odours of even the smelliest of foods such as onions, garlic, certain cheeses and the notoriously stinky Asian durian fruit. The fetid... read more »

Pizza maker Papa John’s hands insured for a ...

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... read more »

Haldiram products under scanner!

Maharashtra government today asked its health regulator to check samples of Haldiram’s packaged snacks to find if they are fit for human consumption. Food... read more »

Poor sanitation practices leads to unfavorable pregnanc...

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 »

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 »

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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 win the 2013 US National Book Award in fiction... 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 !... read more »

Sachin’s Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say P...

Sachin's Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say Phalke kin

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai – Descendents of Dadasaheb Phalke, the ‘Father of Indian Cinema’, were thrilled when master blaster Sachin Tendulkar... read more »

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

London – British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died Sunday here at her home. She was 94. She “passed away peacefully at her London home... read more »

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Mumbai – Renowned Indian writer Khushwant Singh was Friday awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Mumbai LitFest 2013 here. The award was received... read more »

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Middle East

Syria conflict: 76,000 die in deadliest year – activists

The year 2014 was the deadliest year yet in Syria’s four-year conflict, with over 76,000 killed, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 17,790 of the dead were... read more »

Father of pilot captured by ISIS pleads for releas...

AMMAN (Jordan): The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria has pleaded for his son’s release. Safi Yousef... read more »

IS stones to death two alleged gay men in Syria

DAMASCUS: Islamic State (IS) militants stoned to death two young men in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour on charges of having... read more »

Egyptian president to meet Pope Francis on Monday

VATICAN CITY: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis on Monday, Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi said, in the first visit to the... read more »

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

MANSHIET EL-IKHWA, Egypt: Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even though a... read more »

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National

Row over Amit Shah’s son: Rs 100cr defamation suit and 10 d...

A political typhoon hit the Narendra Modi-led authorities and the bharatiya janata celebration (BGP) after a news internet site pronounced that a business enterprise run with the aid of birthday... read more »

Doklam Returned Again: are there different hidden ...

The Ministry of external affairs has denied that there’s any trade in the reputation quo at doklam as agreed on august 25 paving manner for... read more »

GST council eases rules:a pain Reliever Certainly,howev...

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In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy

Obama says not to negotiate over debt ceiling

Washington – US President Barack Obama Friday said that he would not negotiate with his Republican rivals over raising the federal government’s debt ceiling and the fiscal brinksmanship... read more »

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Washington – US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that he has sent a special envoy to South Sudan to help end violence in the... read more »

Obama nominates Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to Chi...

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President Barack Obama nominated Senator Max Baucus on Friday as US ambassador to China. “Max Baucus is going to be an outstanding ambassador to China, and... read more »

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Devyani Khobragade gets full diplomatic immunity, on her way to India

By Arun Kumar Washington – Is the US decision to arrest and strip search Indian diplomat Devyani Khobrgade on charges of visa fraud, sparking a major... read more »

US judge rules NSA data collection unconstitutional

US judge rules NSA data collection unconstitutional

By Arun Kumar Washington – In what the media here called a “powerful rebuke” to the Obama administration, a US federal judge has ruled the US... read more »

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Bees, wasps and hornets

Animals are people too, or so they tell me

By Nury Vittachi DOGS IN ASIA CAN BE MULTILINGUAL, an animal welfare activist claims. Parisian poodles speak French, chow-chow dogs should be spoken to in Chinese, and chihuahuas understand Spanish,... read more »

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir's saffron fields

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By Sheikh Qayoom Pampore Highlands (Kashmir Valley) – As saffron flowers bloom and farmers begin harvesting the royal spice, the fields in this... read more »

South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala, says Fat...

South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala, says Fatima Bhutto

By Shilpa Raina New Delhi – Not just Pakistan, but the entire subcontinent, needs independent and bold voices like that of Malala Yousufzai, the... read more »

German police find 1,500 artworks taken by Nazis

German police find 1,500 artworks taken by Nazis

Berlin – Some 1,500 works by artists like Picasso, Nolde and Matisse believed to be stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s were found at an elderly man’s... read more »

Tripura’s 83-year-old lake palace to be restored

Tripura's 83-year-old lake palace to be restored

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala – Tripura’s Communist government has drawn up a Rs.50-crore plan to restore the 83-year-old Neermahal, the lone such... read more »

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Farm loan waiver: As Maha CM Fadnavis ‘studies’ UP mo...

Isn’t it odd that a party which has its nominee in the Maharashtra government led by Devendra Fadnavis should organize an agitation demanding the waiver of loans to farmers? And that the same party... read more »

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought inputs from the health department on identifying priority areas so as to improve medical... read more »

Marathwada droughts: Sinking wells and rising debts hav...

Parth MN is travelling across Maharashtra’s Marathwada province on a People’s Archive of Rural India fellowship to chronicle agrarian issues in the... read more »

Samajwadi Party splits:Shocking announcement of Shivpal...

NEW DELHI: After months of infighting, compounded by a crushing electoral defeat in UP, the Samajwadi Party (SP) today split, as Shivpal Yadav announced the... 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... read more »

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President greets nation on Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day

President greets nation on Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day

New Delhi – President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday greeted the nation, espe! cially the Sikh community, on the occasion of the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Nov 24. This year it marks the 332nd... read more »

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak birthday

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Washington – President Barack Obama has greeted “Sikh friends” around the world on the birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder... read more »

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Hyderabad – A mood of mourning pervades the old city of Hyderabad a! s Shia Muslims Friday observed “Yaum-e-Ashoora” to mark the martyrdom of... read more »

Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj passes away

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Gurgaon – Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj, who was flown in from Allahabad Nov 11, breathed his last Friday morning, a doctor said. Kripalu Maharaj was... read more »

Sabarimala pilgrimage season begins Saturday

Sabarimala pilgrimage season begins Saturday

Thiruvananthapuram – The sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala temple will open its door early Saturday on the first day of the Malayalam month of... read more »

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Bees, wasps and hornets

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A long time ago, I was bitten by a bee on the nape of my neck. My husband immediately ran inside, cut a potato in half and applied it to the sting. It worked to extract the sting and some of the... read more »

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Beijing – Billionaire Wang Jianlin, who is China’s richest man and chairman of real estate developer Dalian Wanda Group, paid $28.16... read more »

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Paris – Hao Ping, China’s vice minister for education, was Tuesday elected president of the 37th General Conference of UNESCO for the next two... read more »

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New Delhi – Create, share your stories and explore various tools of story-telling with the second edition of Kahaani Festival which begins this month in... read more »

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Twitter now has a ‘while you were away’ recap feature

Twitter has launched a new ‘while you were away’ service which recaps important tweets users may have missed since their last login. The new feature includes what the micro blogging site thinks... 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... read more »

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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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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... read more »

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Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mothe...

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has rejected “with thanks” the Sharif Government’s offer to bring his ailing mother to Pakistan from Dubai, one of his aides said on Saturday. “Thank... read more »

Benazir Bhutto’s son declares war against Taliban at start of political career

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Islamabad – Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) patron-in-chief and son of late Benzair Bhutto, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has declared war against... read more »

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Male – Maldivian authorities have started to fine firms that employ undocumented expatriate workers, media reports said here Friday. Immigration... read more »

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Islamabad – Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the country would hold the trial of main opposition leader Khaleda Zia one day for... read more »

Pakistan says ready for dialogue with India

Pakistan says ready for dialogue with India

Islamabad – Pakistan is ready to move forward if India gives green signal over the dialogue process, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has... read more »

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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set up Madrid Open semifinal

Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal with Novak Djokovic after withstanding a tough challenge from David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 at the Madrid Open on Friday. Djokovic, the defending champion, advanced when... read more »

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Zaheer Khan is a funny bloke. He probably doesn’t know it, though. Sample this statement from the Delhi Daredevils’ skipper after their seven-run... read more »

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... read more »

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

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

Faf du Plessis expects to face an aggressive Team India

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

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With nod to Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic clinches first Grand Sl...

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 Ivanisevic for helping him rediscover joy in... read more »

Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

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... read more »

Serena Williams makes it three in a row at US Open

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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... read more »

Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares clinch U.S. Open mixed doubles...

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... read more »

Federer reaches US Open Semifinals

Federer edges del Potro at ATP World Tour Finals

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... read more »

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Goa for the heritage lover

Old Goa The former Portuguese capital of the region before Panjim, Old Goa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to several magnificent churches and cathedrals. Fort Aguada There are numerous... read more »

A romantic getaway to Udaipur

With the majestic city palace looming over the old city, a lake studded with palaces in the middle and romantic restaurants interspersed in every... read more »

The top attractions in Ahmedabad

From the tranquil charm of Sabarmati Ashram to the stately aura of Jama Masjid, these top places to visit in Ahmedabad will give you a glimpse of the... read more »

Things to do in Hyderabad when you’re travelling with k...

Ramoji Film City Going behind the movie scenes can be one of the most thrilling experiences—especially for kids—and a visit to Ramoji Film City exceeds all... read more »

Goa’s most romantic experiences

Walking past centuries-old cathedrals in Old Goa, sipping wine at a candle-lit seaside restaurant, admiring gorgeous sunsets at a beach or just relaxing in... read more »

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Pakistan troops violate ceasefire

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire

Jammu – Pakistan troops resorted to heavy shelling at Indian positions in R.S. Pura sector of the international border in Jammu district late Monday night. A senior para military Border... read more »

Chinese media : Setback for US President Barack Obama in Asia

US shutdown : No end in sight to the crisis

Washington – Amid continued political impasse leading to a government shutdown, the US appeared to be no closer to resolving the crisis, the... read more »

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Grenfell Tower: protection cash no longer Launched, Councils say

The government has now not released finances to make tower blocks secure following the grenfell tower fire, according to a few councils. numerous local government in England and wales say funding... read more »

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As the Sector’s nuclear watchdog, the global atomic energy enterprise is responsible for ensuring nuclear power is used for peaceful purposes. that... read more »

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Us President Donald Trump will announce new U.S. responses to Iran’s missile checks, aid for “Terrorism” and cyber operations as part of his new iran... read more »

North Korea may Additionally take a look at Longer-Rang...

Moscow: North Korea is planning to check a Missile that its officials stated could be able to accomplishing the united states west coast, in step with Russian... read more »

China rejects us complaint of 1 belt one street passing...

Claiming un Support for its Controversial one Belt one street (obor) Initiative, China these days Rejected us Grievance Pronouncing the Undertaking has no... read more »

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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 warned. According to Mr. Hawking, 72,... read more »

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

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