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Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

Hartsfield flew on three shuttle missions including as commander of the Discovery’s maiden flight, NASA space agency said on Saturday. He died after a prolonged illness. In 1982, Hartsfield piloted Columbia on the final test flight orbiter. He spent a week in space as part of a two-person... read more »

India not investing properly in science

India not investing properly in science

The report titled “Whither Science Education in Indian Colleges?” said that the lack of proper investment has affected the research sector in India. The report showed that India invested only 0.88 per cent of its GDP in science research, while the US invested 7-8 per cent, and South... read more »

Xiaomi launches Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Not...

Xiaomi launches Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Indian smartphones

he Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi with its top of the line handsets Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Indian smartphones The leading Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has thrown a challenge before the Indina smartphone makers. It is a tough challenge that the local brands like Micromax, Xolo and... read more »

Finding life beyond Earth is within reac...

Finding life beyond Earth is within reach: NASA

NASA expects to find the first traces of alien life within the next 20 years. Experts from NASA and its partner institutions have outlined a road-map to the search for life in the universe, an ongoing journey that involves a number of current and future telescopes. “Just imagine the moment, when... read more »

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Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession

Mandela memorial translator branded `fake`

Johannesburg – South African Translators’ Institute (Sati) has claimed that the African National Congress (ANC) was aware about the “dodgy” behavior of the sign language interpreter,... read more »

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for s...

Pretoria –  South Africans will get a second chance Thursday to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela, a day after his distraught widow... read more »

Mandela’s body taken to presidential inauguration...

Mandela's body taken to presidential inauguration site

Pretoria – The body of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was Wednesday brought back to the Union Buildings here after... read more »

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was ‘fakeR...

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was 'fake'

The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial... read more »

Tears and tributes as Nelson Mandela lies in state

Tears and tributes as Nelson Mandela lies in state

Pretoria – Nelson Mandela’s tearful widow was among scores of family and dignitaries who stopped to pay their last respects before his open casket... read more »

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Punjab Poll Results: PM Modi Congratulates Amarinder Singh On Pol...

The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine received a major drubbing in these Assembly elections. read more »

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Assembly Election Result 2017: We Are Disappointed...

The AAP on Saturday said it was disappointed over losing the Punjab election but added that becoming the main opposition in the border state was also... read more »

Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Harish Rawat Loses B...

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The Congress was trounced in Uttarakhand by the BJP today, leading only in 13 of the state’s 70 seats at 1.30 pm. The BJP is leading in 58 seats at 3.15... read more »

Akhilesh Yadav’s Unforced Errors Will Impact His ...

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It turns out that Akhilesh Yadav’s big decisions in his attempt to stretch his political legs far from his father have backfired spectacularly. The... read more »

Will Mayor Of Lucknow Be Next UP Chief Minister? Up To ...

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Dinesh Sharma, the Mayor of Lucknow, says the mandate for him and other state leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi was simple – win a majority in... read more »

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1,000 lash sentence for Saudi blogger postponed

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 the first 50 of 1,000-lash sentence,... read more »

Pakistan Hangs Terrorist, 20th Execution Since Mor...

LAHORE: Pakistan today hanged a terrorist of a banned anti-Shiite outfit in Lahore after a court upheld the death penalty awarded to him, taking the... read more »

Indian Among 22 Missing After Boat Sinks in China: Medi...

SHANGHAI: More than 20 people were missing today after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China’s longest river, state media and... read more »

Pak Court Declares Taliban Chief ‘Proclaimed Offe...

Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah and the outfit’s former spokesman Shahidullah Shahid were today declared “proclaimed offenders” by a... read more »

US drone strike kills seven in South Waziristan

PESHAWAR – At least seven suspected militants have been killed while four others injured in a US drone strike near the Pak-Afghan border in South Waziristan... read more »

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China’s Didi Kuaidi Firms Up Anti-Uber Alliance, Invests in...

China’s most popular ride-hailing app Didi Kuaidi said on Monday it has invested in Indian peer Ola, forging a new alliance within a network of companies challenging US rival Uber Technologies... read more »

Ola Opens Up API for Mobile Apps, Individual Devel...

Taxi aggregator Ola Saturday announced the public release of its API, allowing major mobile apps as well as individual developers to integrate the... read more »

Dr Reddy’s climbs as drug maker launches Nexium&#...

NEW DELHI: Shares of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories surged over 6 per cent in Monday’s trade after the drugmaker launched a generic version of Nexium... read more »

Gold ETFs witness outflow of Rs 363cr in Apr-Aug FY 201...

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... read more »

Will Alibaba crash impact Indian e-commerce valuation?

NEW DELHI: When Alibaba listed on NYSE a year ago, it created history with the highest share sale value, making the Chinese e-commerce giant valued at around... read more »

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China adds destroyer to its East China Sea fleet

China adds destroyer to its East China Sea fleet

Beijing – A destroyer was commissioned for the East China Sea fleet of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Thursday, Xinhua reported. The warship, Zhengzhou, belongs to the new... read more »

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine

China flays Abe’s Yasukuni visit

Beijing – China Thursday condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni shrine, saying the gesture is “a... read more »

China sets five-year plan to check corruption

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

Beijing – The Communist Party of China (CPC) has vowed to fight corruption and maintain its “high-handed posture” in the next five years. The... read more »

China exposes corrupt disciplinary officials

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

Beijing – The top disciplinary arm of the Communist Partyof China (CPC) Wednesday detailed four corruption cases involving disciplinary officials as part... read more »

China launches communication satellite for Bolivia

China launches communication satellite for Bolivia

Beijing – China successfully sent a Bolivian communications satellite into orbit with its Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest Xichang Satellite... read more »

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Lalit Modi ousted from Rajasthan Cricket Association

In what appears to be a major shift in the Rajasthan Cricket Association(RCA), a no confidence motion was passed by the members against former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi and his... read more »

World Cup 2015: Sourav Ganguly pleasantly surprise...

HAMILTON: The surprise package in this World Cup has been the Indian bowling. Nobody gave this attack a chance going into the tournament, especially... read more »

Warning bells? Dhoni says Jadeja needs to step up, impr...

Holders India marched into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with their fourth consecutive win but all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s form with the bat has... read more »

ICC World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar Superfan Sudhir Gautam&...

  Perth: Sudhir Gautam is a well known face to cricket fans the world over thanks to his impeccable body paint and the huge Indian flag he furiously waves... read more »

KP reveals has received offers from English counties to...

Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has kept alive the talks of his possible return to the national side after he revealed that he has received offers this... read more »

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Sensex trades flat during early session

Sensex trades flat during early session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 1.10 points or 0.01 percent down in the early morning trade Monday. Selling pressure was observed in oil and gas and... read more »

Chidambaram calls for high level of probity in capital market

Chidambaram calls for high level of probity in cap...

Mumbai – Pitching for high level of probity, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said Indian capital markets are facing many concerns... read more »

Wal-Mart names Krish Iyer as India unit head

Wal-Mart names Krish Iyer as India unit head

New Delhi – US retail major Wal-Mart Stores Friday named Krish Iyer as the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of its India unit, effective Jan... read more »

Sensex closes 245 points down; automobile stocks plunge

Sensex closes 245 points down; automobile stocks plunge

Mumbai – A key index of the Indian equities markets Thursday closed 245.80 points or 1.16 percent down, its third consecutive fall this week, as bearish... read more »

Govt of the day pays the price for high inflation: Chid...

Govt of the day pays the price for high inflation: Chidambaram

New Delhi – Apparently admitting that price rise was one of the reasons for Congress defeat in recent elections, Finance Minister P Chidambaram Wednesday... read more »

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University Grants Commission ‘allows’ IISc to continu...

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) is understood to have allowed IISc Bangalore to continue with the four-year undergraduate programme. Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was among... read more »

IISc Bangalore in talks with UGC over 4-year cours...

BANGALORE: The Universities Grants Commission (UGC) may have asked the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, to discontinue its four-year... read more »

TN to introduce 163 new courses in Arts, Science colleg...

As part of her government’s effort to give a boost to the Higher Education sector, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday proposed introducing 163... read more »

A journalism course for the visually-impaired students

MYSORE – JSS Mahavidyapeetha, has introduced a mass communication and journalism course for visually-impaired students at JSS Polytechnic For The... read more »

NET to be held under CBSE’s watch

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday decided to “outsource” the conduct of the National Eligibility Test (NET) for university-level teaching... read more »

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PIX: Irrfan, Sunidhi on The Kapil Sharma Show

Irrfan Khan and Deepak Dobriyal visited The Kapil Sharma Show to promote their film Hindi Medium. They were accompanied by Dishita Sehgal, who plays Irrfan’s daughter in the film, and music... read more »

Rajinikanth’s 2.0 is Shankar’s baby al...

B Jeyamohan, the controversial writer of short stories, novels and screenplays, is co-writing the script for 2.0, India’s most expensive movie... read more »

EE PICS: Rana Daggubati shares candid photos on the set...

Ahead of the release of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion, Rana Daggubati took to Instagram to share of picture of him on the sets. With just 11... read more »

Zeenat Aman: Priyanka Chopra Will Be Ideal For My Biopi...

Veteran actress Zeenat Aman, who is still remembered for her bold character in Dev Anand’s “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, says that Priyanka Chopra would be... read more »

Watch Tubelight teaser: Salman Khan is a simpleton stuc...

The teaser of Tubelight, directed by Kabir Khan, and starring Salman Khan and Zhu Zhu in the lead roles, is finally here. Perhaps, there can not be a better... read more »

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Britain’s SAS not involved in Diana’s death: Police

French cops open new inquiry in Princess Diana’s `murder plot`

London – Mere days after the Met Police announced that they had finished looking into Princess Diana’s supposed ‘murder plot’, French cops have declared a new inquiry in the allegations... read more »

Matteo Renzi elected Italian left's new leader

Matteo Renzi elected Italian left’s new lead...

Rome – Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi won a resounding victory in the race to lead Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party, part of the... read more »

Sweden partner in NSA snoop-op on Russia, documents rev...

Snowden denies wanting asylum in exchange for information

Wellington – Sweden has been reportedly collaborating with the US in spying on Russia, documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed. The... read more »

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child s...

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child sex abuse

London – Pope Francis is setting up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church. The announcement was made by the... read more »

Berlusconi’s girlfriend appeals to Pope Francis to salv...

Berlusconi’s girlfriend appeals to Pope Francis to salvage his name

London – Silvio Berlusconi’s girlfriend has requested Pope Francis to grant her an audience so she can fight to clear the expelled senator’s... read more »

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Japan sets up new panel for national security

Japan sets up new panel for national security

Japan on Wednesday created a National Security Council, giving the prime minister’s office greater authority over security matters. The law approved by parliament would give Premier Shinzo Abe more... read more »

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as street protests continue

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as stree...

Thailand’s main opposition party on Tuesday kicked off a censure debate on the performance of embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatara and two... read more »

Anti-government protesters occupy Thai finance ministry

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as street protests continue

BANGKOK – Thousands of anti-government protesters broke barricades and police lines on Monday to get inside the premises of the Finance Ministry in the... read more »

Volcano erupts to form new islet in Japan

Volcano erupts to form new islet in Japan

Tokyo – A volcano eruption has formed a new islet about 1,000 km south of Tokyo in the Ogasawara chain. The islet is about 200 meters in diameter and has... read more »

Fukushima nuke disaster `warning to world`, Tepco head ...

Fukushima nuke disaster `warning to world`, Tepco head tells UK

London – The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant head has said that the catastrophic triple meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011 was “a... read more »

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Traditional festivals bring together people of the Northeast

Traditional festivals bring together people of the Northeast

Shillong/ Kohima – The northeast is home to a number of tribes, each with their unique festivals. Recently, in Nagaland and Meghalaya, people came together to celebrate harvest festivals with... read more »

IITF 2013 showcases rich traditions, culture of northeast

IITF 2013 showcases rich traditions, culture of no...

By Themthingchon YR New Delhi – The ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2013 in New Delhi provides a global platform for craftsmen... read more »

“Six legged Soldiers”

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

I have come across the most amazing book “Six legged Soldiers” by Jeffrey Lockwood. He talks about man’s use of insects as the earliest weapons. The... read more »

Why I am giving up Mandarin classes to learn Elephant

Why I am giving up Mandarin classes to learn Elephant

By Nury Vittachi Struggling to learn Man! darin? Unhappy with English? Why not learn a niche language, such as Elephant? Nirmala Topno did, and it made her a... read more »

Mohsin Hamid, Cyrus Mistry shortlisted for literature p...

Mohsin Hamid, Cyrus Mistry shortlisted for literature prize

New Delhi – Cyrus Mistry’s ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’, Mohsin Hamid’s ‘How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia’ and... read more »

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5 foods that make you smarter

Oily fish A common problem that several people face today is trying to recollect simple everyday tasks — what errands you need to run, who you’re supposed to call or what you had for lunch.... read more »

10 breath freshening foods

1. Water! Water! Water!: Water is a quick and an easily accessible remedy for rapidly making that breath fresh. And it is a simple tip to follow.... read more »

This monsoon, make bombils Parsi-style!

The way Parsis enjoy Bombay Duck is distinct from other communities. Says Pervin Marzban Bilimoria who loves to cook the fish, “Vinegar is the trick... read more »

Foods to try in Amsterdam

The eats you just have to indulge in on your next visit to the Dutch capital Having evolved from being a city on the bank of the river Amstel in the 12th... read more »

Recipe: Konkani egg curry

Ingredients: Four eggs, half cup finely chopped onion, three or four medium sized tomatoes (blanched and skin removed), one tsp chopped ginger, one tsp chopped... read more »

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Dunga tipped to return as Brazil coach

Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has emerged as a favourite to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari as coach of the Selecao. The 50-year-old is in talks with the country’s top football... read more »

England drop in Fifa world rankings to 20th

The drop of 10 places following a poor World Cup means they are behind Bosnia-Hercegovina, Costa Rica and the USA. Spain have gone from top to... read more »

Luiz Felipe Scolari: Brazil coach ‘resigns’...

Scolari, 65, won the tournament in 2002 but his side could only finish fourth when hosting this year’s event. His team were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in... read more »

Tears, cheers in Argentina

Buenos Aires – Argentines reacted with tears, cheers and violence after the dream of a third World Cup title slipped through their fingers Sunday, as... read more »

FIFA 2014 :Huge Success for Brazil, But Not on the Fiel...

RIO DE JANEIRO — When Mario Götze settled a crossing pass with his chest and volleyed a goal that won the World Cup, German fans roared in ecstatic release.... read more »

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Gold, silver up on increased buying, firm global cues

Gold prices rose further by Rs. 10 to Rs 27,460 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday, on increased buying by jewellers and retailers for the upcoming festive season amid a firming global... read more »

Gold price ends at fresh 3-month low of Rs 27,415 ...

New Delhi: Gold prices fell further by Rs 195 to close at fresh three-month low of Rs 27,415 per ten gram in the national capital Friday on continued... read more »

Gold at three-month low on global cues

Extending losses for the eighth straight day, gold prices tumbled to trade at a three-month low of Rs. 27,600 per ten gram by falling Rs. 150 in the national... read more »

Gold dips below Rs 28K level on weak global cues

Continuing its losing streak for the fourth straight day, gold prices dipped below the Rs 28,000-level by falling Rs 70 to hit over two-month low of Rs 27,950... read more »

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... read more »

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Air pollution harming brains of urban young

Researchers at the University of Montana found that when air particulate matter and their components such as metals are inhaled or swallowed, they pass through damaged barriers – including... read more »

Exercises that help you battle pain

Walking for back pain: Got a nagging backache? Simply put on your sports shoes and walk. Numerous studies throw light on how walking lessens pain,... read more »

8 healthy foods every woman must eat

While eating healthy is essential for both the sexes, men and women have different dietary requirements. Here are some foods that every woman must include in... read more »

Daily breakfast may protect kids from diabetes

Make sure that your kids do not skip breakfast as researchers have found that regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of... read more »

Do you wake up with a headache?

Have you been waking up with a headache quite often these days? If yes, then it’s high time to stop neglecting it. Start with finding out what triggers... read more »

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Gold Falls by Rs 45 to Rs 27,265 on Sluggish Demand

New Delhi: In a mixed pattern of trading, gold prices declined by Rs 45 to Rs 27,265 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Monday, owing to slackened demand from jewelers at prevailing levels even as... read more »

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

NEW DELHI: Any revision in gold import duty is unlikely to take place before the Budget and there is no proposal as of now to reduce the 10 per duty,... read more »

With gold prices falling, jewellers increase inventory ...

Trying to tap the falling gold prices, lakhs of jewellers across the country are increasing their inventory levels. Around 225 tonne of gold was imported in... read more »

Appetite for jewellery boosts India gold demand: WGC

Indian appetite for gold jumped by more than a third in the last quarter, in sharp contrast to the rest of the world, boosted by jewellery demand for the... read more »

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... read more »

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Working mums raise successful daughters, caring sons

A new study has revealed that leaving kids to go to work may have significant benefits on them later in life. It was found that daughters are more likely to have better careers, higher pay and more... read more »

Outdated fashion rules that men need to break

Stylish men are always in fashion but there are certain taboos that they need to break and throw the outdated fashion rules out of the window says... read more »

World take to mat, bend, twist to mark inaugural Yoga D...

Thousands of yoga enthusiasts across the world on Sunday took to mats and stretched, bent and twisted their bodies in multiple complex postures as they marked... read more »

No link between caesarean sections, autism

A new study has claimed that babies born via caesarean section are not at any greater risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The new research... read more »

More employees to have healthy lifestyle options at wor...

More employees will have access to health promotion programmes and healthier food options at their workplaces by the end of March next year. A national... read more »

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Middle East

The rise of ISIS: Group of 10,000 fighters now controls a territo...

ISIS now controls territory the size of the UK, is making £600,000 a day from selling oil and ransoming hostages and has a fighting force of 10,000 militants, according to a leading expert. Matthew... read more »

US jets again strike jihadists around Iraqi dam

WASHINGTON: The United States carried out another round of air strikes on Monday against militants from the so-called Islamic States battling Iraqi... read more »

Israel claims nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land near...

JERUSALEM: Israel laid claim on Sunday to nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem — a step that could herald... read more »

Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to li...

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting... read more »

UN chief welcomes Gaza truce deal

“A brighter future for Gaza and Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire. It is up to the parties to live up to this responsibility,” Ban’s... read more »

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Tom Alter, Padma Shri actor and writer, dies aged 67

MUMBAI: Veteran film, television and theatre actor and Padma Shri Tom Alter has died aged 67. The renowned actor and one-time sports writer and author had been battling stage four skin cancer. Alter... read more »

Wrote article disputing father on my own, says Jay...

NEW DELHI: Union minister Jayant Sinha today rejected suggestions that he wrote an article in an English daily disputing his father and former... read more »

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) violence: Crime Branch b...

VARANASI – The Crime Branch has begun probe into the violence in the BHU campus and issued notices to 20 members of the proctorial board, including the... read more »

Modi cabinet reshuffle 2017: Full list of PM Modi’s Cou...

Among the four bureaucrats inducted into the government, three have been made Ministers of State with independent charge: former Home Secretary R.K. Singh, a... read more »

Ghazipur collapse a man-made disaster – Kejriwal ...

Two persons died in East Delhi after a part of the Ghazipur garbage landfill collapsed on this Friday afternoon, sweeping several people on a road nearby into... read more »

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US defies Chinese restrictions by flying bombers over Senkaku islands

US defies Chinese restrictions by flying bombers over Senkaku isl...

Washington – The United States has reportedly flown two B-52 bombers over the disputed Senkaku Islands as part of a training exercise amid increased tensions in the sensitive region. The two... read more »

US school shooter obsessed with mass murders

US school shooter obsessed with mass murders

Washington – A report on the December 2012 “massacre of the innocents” at a US elementary school says that the gunman had an... read more »

Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal against ‘tough...

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

London – President Barack Obama has defended the breakthrough deal between Iran and world powers on Tehran’s nuclear programme. Obama however... read more »

Obama assuages Netanyahu on Iran post ‘historic b...

Obama assuages Netanyahu on Iran post 'historic blunder' remarks

Washington – President Barack Obama has reaffirmed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on working out a comprehensive solution for preventing Iran... read more »

Historic deal limits Iran’s ability to make a bom...

Historic deal limits Iran's ability to make a bomb: Obama

Washington – As ! Iran and six world powers struck a historic deal early Sunday over Tehran’s nuclear programme, US President Barack Obama said it... read more »

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JD(U) may oust Manjhi as Bihar chief minister

PATNA: Speculation is rife in Bihar’s political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation... read more »

Devendra Fadnavis hopeful of breakthrough in talks...

NEW DELHI: Voicing confidence of a breakthrough in talks with Shiv Sena, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said it has been a... read more »

Muslims and Dalits must come together: MIM’s Owai...

Although just a fraction, this share means MIM candidates managed to make quick inroads into the bases of bigger parties. A barrister by training from... read more »

Sena slams Pawar over snap poll remarks

New voters, weak leaders behind Congress defeat: Sharad Pawar

The Shiv Sena today hit out at NCP Sharad Pawar after he asked his party to be ready for snap poll, saying he “is known for playing politics of... read more »

RSS likely to get Shiv Sena-BJP patch-up in place

Don't worry about Maharashtra: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray draws line for N. Modi

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena has begun preparations for a show of strength here on Monday to mark the second death anniversary of Balasaheb Thackeray. But it was not... read more »

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US names mountain after Indian-American scientist

Akhouri Sinha, adjunct professor in Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, was recognised by US Geological Survey, which named the mountain Mt Sinha, for... read more »

Speed of thought is faster than Light:US scientist

WASHINGTON: A US scientist claims to have found evidence that suggests that the speed of light as described by Einstein’s theory of general... read more »

Aussie scientists’ time travel breakthrough

A group at University of Queensland physicists have used light particles to simulate a key process that indicates how time travel might be possible despite... read more »

New type of dust discovered on Mars

A weird new kind of dust has been discovered in the Martian atmosphere by scientists using ultraviolet and infrared imaging techniques. A group of Russian and... read more »

NASA Telescope Captures Rare Supernova Explosion

The Spitzer Space Telescope revealed images of a supernova explosion in which a dead star sucked off the remaining cosmic energy of an aging star. NASA... read more »

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'Pyar kiya to darna kya': Karzai on ties with India!

‘Pyar kiya to darna kya’: Karzai on ties with India!

Pune – Afghan President Hamid Karzai, acknowledging the “love affair” between India and Afghanistan, has said if India continues with its current levels of support to his government for the... read more »

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

Colombo – Visiting Pakistani Naval Chief Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila discussed ways to boost military cooperation with Sri Lanka, the... read more »

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Islamabad – The Sindh High Court Monday reserved its judgment on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s plea for removing his name from the... read more »

Former president Hassan returns to Maldives

Former president Hassan returns to Maldives

Male – Former Maldives president Mohamed Waheed Hassan, who left for Hong Kong on the eve of the Nov 16 presidential elections, returned to the Maldives,... read more »

Nepal’s CPN-Maoist party demands roundtable confe...

Nepal's Maoist party not to join government

Kathmandu – The Communist Party of Nepal, Maoist (CPN-Maoist), which boycotted the Nov 19 national elections, has reiterated its demand for holding a... read more »

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Paytm strikes title sponsorship deal with BCCI till 2019 for Rs 2...

One97 Communications, owners of Paytm, today acquired the title sponsorship rights for India’s domestic and international cricket matches at home for a period of four years with a bid price of... read more »

We were sick and tired of losing: Sikander Raza

Harare: “We were sick and tired of just competing against better nations and losing in the end,” said Zimbabwe’s stand-in cricket... read more »

Pro Kabaddi League’s Jadhav chose the sport over ...

Cricket and movies are two obsessions that Indians can never get enough of. For 21-year-old Onkar Jadhav, though, when a choice came up to pursue one of the... read more »

Sania, Paes in Wimbledon finals with partners

Sania Mirza creates history to set herself up for her first ever women’s doubles Grand Slam title while seasoned pro Leander Paes is now one win away from... read more »

New Zealand thrash Indian eves in opening T20 Internati...

The Indian women’s cricket team was hammered on all fronts as New Zealand romped to a dominating eight-wicket triumph in their first Twenty20 International... read more »

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Apply for a $1 Million Luxury Travel Job

If you’re sitting at your desk and not doing your work, it’s probably because your hate your job and want a new one. How about a chance to take a $1 million luxury trip around the world... read more »

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LoC firing: Pak targets schools in J&K; 217 students, 15 teac...

All schools in Nowshera, Manjakote sectors of Rajouri district is closed for an indefinite periodBraving Pakistani shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC), authorities in Rajouri district of... read more »

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WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext for... read more »

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