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TRUMP Challenges Cabinet Member’s ...

TRUMP Challenges Cabinet Member’s “IQ” Fights Senator He ...

The past few days have been in particular chaotic, even for a president who seems to thrive on self-created chaos. There is been a feud with a key Republican Senator, a flare up at a professional football recreation with president Trump instructing his vp to walk out while players (at the maximum... read more »

Elphinstone Road Stampede: Western Railw...

Elphinstone Road Stampede: Western Railway Report Blames “Rains”...

Two weeks after deadly stampede struck elphinstone road-parel foot-over bridge in mumbai, the western railway in its file has pinned the blame on rumours and rains for the tragedy, ruling out the issue of poor infrastructure or negligence on a part of the railways body of workers. Twenty-3 lives... read more »

Deepika Padukone’s “Padmavat...

Deepika Padukone’s “Padmavati” Breaks Record of Fastest V...

Sanjay Leela Bhansali maybe looking at yet another success at his hands. Padmavati’s trailer has garnered the highest number of views in 24 hours on YouTube for a Hindi trailer. It made 15 million while Justice League made 13 million even as it released a few hours before Padmavati. Currently,... read more »

Happy Birthday Too “Amitabh Bachch...

Happy Birthday Too “Amitabh Bachchan”, what makes Big B the Mas...

It is difficult to don’t forget a time whilst Amitabh Bachchan turned into now not Ruling India’s collective cognizance. we bear in mind a young and angry massive b channeling the angst of india’s youth within the 70s, the subsequent a long time saw him combating, romancing, dancing,... read more »

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South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

Khartoum – South Sudan’s army Saturday said it has not received any order to end fighting with forces loyal to former South Sudan vice-president Riek Machar. “We have not received... read more »

Thousands of people displaced in South Sudan: UN

Thousands of people displaced in South Sudan: UN

Geneva – The escalating violence in South Sudan has left hundreds of thousands of people in the country displaced, and the total number was... read more »

South Sudan army announces victory in Malakal

South Sudan army announces victory in Malakal

Khartoum – South Sudanese army Friday announced the end of fighting in Malakal, the capital city of Upper Nile state, with a victory over the forces... read more »

Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest participants

Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest participants

Cairo – Egypt decided Thursday to jail whoever participates inprotests organised by the Muslim Brotherhood for a term of up to five years, official news... read more »

UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan

UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan

India’s strong concerns over the security and mandate of its peacekeepers in South Sudan found support from several U.N. Security Council members who... read more »

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Hotel food at Dalit’s house: Yeddyurappa under attack, BJP rubbis...

Congress and other parties alleged that BS Yeddyurappa didn’t consume the pulao made by the Dalit family and asked for idlis to be procured from outside. The BJP rubbished on Monday swirling... read more »

Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: ICJ hearing exposes hyp...

Human rights are a matter of both democracy and hypocrisy, certainly in India. Two recent examples, India’s flat-out fight for one of its own... read more »

To resounding applause from fans, the superstar asked, ...

Two traders were gunned down in Mathura by half a dozen people who escaped with gold worth Rs. 4 crore. HIGHLIGHTS 1. Two traders were gunned down in... read more »

Rajinikanth hints he may enter politics soon

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HIGHLIGHTS Rajinikanth on Friday asked his fans to get back to their duties but be ready for war. Rajinikanth proclaimed himself to be a true-blue... read more »

Landslide on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway, 1500...

Gopeshwar: The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway was on Friday closed near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district due to a landslide,... read more »

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Death toll in Pakistan’s Attock suicide attack rises to 20

The death toll in a brazen suicide attack that killed Pakistan’s Punjab province Home Minister at his ancestral home in Attock district on Monday rose to 20. Home Minister Shuja Khanzada, 71, and a... read more »

Two arrested over Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel ki...

Bangladesh police say they have arrested two suspected members of a banned Islamist group over the killing of atheist blogger Niloy Neel. The two men... read more »

Pakistan to hang Peshawar school massacre plotters

ISLAMABAD: Six militants who plotted and aided Pakistan’s worst ever terrorist attack at a Peshawar school are set to be hanged after Army Chief General... read more »

AL-QAEDA CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECULAR BLOGGER HACK...

In a communique issued in Bengali and English, and posted on its Facebook and Twitter accounts on August 7, 2015, Ansar al-Islam declared the attack to be... read more »

China gives former general suspended death sentence for...

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

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

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Hit-and-run fugitive Puneet's father says Oz prisons not safe for Indians

Hit-and-run fugitive Puneet’s father says Oz prisons not sa...

Sydney – India-born hit-and-run fugitive Puneet Puneet’s father has said he is not going to fight his son’s extradition to Australia as he felt that Indians are not safe in Oz... read more »

WikiLeaks doubts 'unauthorized' US' Assange 'unlikely to face charges' claims

WikiLeaks doubts ‘unauthorized’ USR...

Sydney – Wikileaks has doubts over new claims by US officials that Julian Assange is unlikely to face charges for publishing secret... read more »

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia aft...

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

Sydney – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he hoped to establish a “security round table” with Indonesia, seeking to... read more »

‘Dr. Death’ Patel walks ‘free’ from manslaughter charge...

‘Dr. Death’ Patel walks ‘free’ from manslaughter charges in Australia

Sydney – Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel, accused of the manslaughter of three patients in Australia, has walked a free man from court. The... read more »

Australian PM “deeply” regrets embarrassmen...

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

CANBERRA – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott still insisted during question time of the Parliament on Wednesday that he’s not going to... read more »

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Cognizant to hire more in US, optimise workforce

Chennai: US-headquartered Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS), which has over a third of its workforce in India, has said it will rationalise its cost structure by bringing the employee base in line... read more »

View: Indian diplomacy rises above the stratospher...

With imaginative use of India’s low-cost space capability, Prime Minister Narendra Mod has improved India’s none-too-smooth relations in the... read more »

NPA framework: Ordinance to empower RBI actually gives ...

The Presidential Ordinanceempowering the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to enforce expeditious resolution of non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks should hardly... read more »

President Pranab Mukherjee signs ordinance empowering R...

President Pranab Mukherjee has approved an ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act, empowering the Reserve Bank of India to act directly against top loan... read more »

Baba Ramdev’s MNC-bhagao plan includes Patanjali ...

Baba Ramdev, the yoga guru and promoter of home-grown FMCG company Patanjali Ayurveda, has in the past been vocal about taking the deep-pocketed multinational... read more »

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11 held in China for sale of toxic capsules

BEIJING: Eleven people have been arrested for production and sale of toxic capsules on massive scale in east China’s Zhejiang Province. Police arrested the gang, headed by a man surnamed Pan,... read more »

Eight killed, 24 missing after rainstorms, landsli...

Eight people were killed and 24 others went missing after rainstorms and landslides hit China’s southwestern Chongqing Municipality. More than 500... read more »

Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school

Officials said a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping... read more »

China bus-truck collision death toll rises to 15

The death toll in a massive head-on collision between a truck and bus in northwestern China has risen to 15, with 48 other people being treated for injuries,... read more »

9 killed in heavy rains in southwest China

At least nine people were killed and 11 others went missing after heavy rains lashed southwest China for the last two days. Nine deaths were reported in Xishui... read more »

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1st ODI : Virat Kohli's ton in vain as India lose to New Zealand by 24 runs

Virat Kohli bats for five-bowler attack in Sri Lanka as a winning...

Chennai: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli expressed his confidence in Ravichandran Ashwin’s batting abilities and said that there is no reason why the Tamil Nadu tweaker can’t be the... read more »

No WAGs in Sri Lanka, BCCI reportedly tells Indian...

Looks like the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned WAGs (wives and girlfriends) from accompanying players to the Sri Lanka tour... read more »

Paytm strikes title sponsorship deal with BCCI till 201...

One97 Communications, owners of Paytm, today acquired the title sponsorship rights for India’s domestic and international cricket matches at home for a... 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 captain... 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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Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Buddha statue, park

Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Buddha statue, park

Lucknow – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will lay the foundation stone of multi-crore project in Kushinagar Dec 13 that includes const! ruction of a 200-feet bronze statue of Lord... read more »

Labourers dig up 19th century silver coins in Tripura

Labourers dig up 19th century silver coins in Trip...

Agartala – Labourers at work in southern Tripura found a cache of 76 silver coins dating to the early 19th century recently. They were later... read more »

Kerala’s ancient drama, dance and rhythm in Dubai

Kerala's ancient drama, dance and rhythm in Dubai

By Malavika Vettath Dubai – The staging of an unabridged Malayalam classic in the colours and drama of Kathakali; the rich repertoire of Koodiyattam, a... read more »

Britain’s top art prize awarded to Laure Prouvost

Britain's top art prize awarded to Laure Prouvost

London – The annual Turner Prize for art, the most prestigious contemporary art prize in Britain, has gone to French artist Laure Prouvost. For the first... read more »

A culture of distrust : How India’s ruling class feeds ...

Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s columns often read like graduate school homework. Each missive from the resident guru of the Centre for Policy Research is peppered with... read more »

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BRICS bank to start lending in local currency by April

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

Withdrawing Money From ATMs Outside Home Branch Ne...

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... read more »

Rupee hits three-week high

Rupee down 12 paise on dollar demand

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

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

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

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 »

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Education

India decreases number of out-of-school children by nearly 16 mil...

India has been able to decrease its number of out-of-school children by nearly 16 million between 2000 and 2012, driving the progress in South Asia, but it still has 1.4 million children not... read more »

HC sets new deadline for fee regulatory authority ...

BHOPAL: State government has been given two weeks’ time by the MP high court to constitute fee regulatory authority for private schools.... read more »

Learning levels all time low in Raj govt schools, says ...

JAIPUR: State government schools continue to register negative growth in learning levels in subjects—arithmetic, reading and comprehension—from 2006. The... read more »

IIM gets going but law school, IIIT for Nagpur still on...

NAGPUR: Even though union and state government acted with alacrity to clear IIM in Nagpur, two other national level institutes already sanctioned for the city... read more »

IIM-Bangalore hikes fees by 10%

BENGALURU: The most-coveted management course in the country just got costlier. IIM-Bangalore has increased the fees for its flagship post-graduate programme... read more »

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Entertainment

Karan Johar on Kangana Ranaut jibe at IIFA-2017

Ever since the word ‘nepotism’ has been mentioned on Karan Johar’s show by Kangana Ranaut, it has become the buzz word in the film industry. But the filmmaker is regretful that he... read more »

It is not nice to have abuses thrown at your mothe...

In a throwback interview, Saif Ali Khan poured out his heart out about his now ex-wife Amrita Singh. Mumbai: Estranged Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan... read more »

Anand Ahuja is in love with Sonam Kapoor’s Cannes...

Sonam Kapoor’s red carpet appearances have got a thumbs up from boyfriend Anand Ahuja. Sonam Kapoor is making heads turn with her style statement at the... read more »

Sonam Kapoor glitters in gold at Cannes

Cannes, May 23 (PTI) Sonam Kapoor chose gold has her colour for second red carpet appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. Sonam wore a shimmery Elie Saab... read more »

Baahubali 2 box-office collection day 25: Dangal to bea...

Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal is expected to cross the global box-office collection, so far, of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion by as early as Tuesday. Unbelievable.... read more »

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Europe

Russian forensic probe concludes Arafat died of natural causes

Russian forensic probe concludes Arafat died of natural causes

Johannesburg – Russian forensic investigation has concluded that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, and not radiation poisoning suspected by Swiss. The findings of... read more »

'Britain to become largest European economy in 2030'

‘Britain to become largest European economy ...

London – Britain is expected to become the largest European economy in 2030 by overtaking Germany, said a research report by the Centre for... read more »

UN condemns UK immigration bill for creating ‘cli...

UN condemns UK immigration bill for creating 'climate of ethnic profiling'

London – The United Nations refugee agency has condemned British Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposed immigration laws. There are fears the laws... read more »

AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

Moscow – Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle, passed away Monday in his home city of Izhevsk, an industrial town,... read more »

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky will work to release ...

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky will work to release other political prisoners

Washington – Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he will spend the rest of his life working towards the release of other political... read more »

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Far East

Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down

Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down

Bangkok – Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday reiterated that she would not resign as demanded by anti-government protestors. Shinawatra insisted that, as per the... read more »

Kim Jong-Un rounds up executed uncle's relatives

Kim’s aunt survives purge with appointment t...

Sydney – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt, whose husband was executed last Friday for trying to overthrow the government, has been... read more »

South Korea leader warns of North’s ‘reckle...

South Korea leader warns of North's 'reckless provocations'

Seoul – South Korean President Park Geun-Hye warned Monday of possible “reckless provocations” by North Korea after the shock execution of... read more »

Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution sparks fears of r...

Kim Jong Un's uncle’s execution sparks fears of regional instability

London – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution has sparked fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state. South Korean... read more »

Kim’s executed uncle’s wife likely involved...

Kim's executed uncle's wife likely involved in husband's execution

London – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt seem to be involved in making the final decision to execute her husband over power abuse and trying... read more »

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International seminar to mark Tagore's Nobel centenary

International seminar to mark Tagore’s Nobel centenary

Kolkata – The eastern metropolis is hosting music scholars from seven countries along with international musicians as part of Rabindra Bharati University’s celebrations to mark the... read more »

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

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

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

Remove make-up with care

Remove make-up with care

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

Aleph to publish ‘A Suitable Boy’ sequel

Aleph to publish 'A Suitable Boy' sequel

New Delhi – Aleph Book Company has acquired publishing rights of Vikram Seth’s much-awaited “A Suitable Girl”, sequel to the 1993... read more »

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

Whole species in India are disappearing and their parts fetching up in China. From scorpions to sharks and tigers, our neighbour is poaching our wild life... read more »

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Food

Recipe: Cheesy pasta

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

Fresh fruit ice pops, anyone?

The heat is on and looks like it’s going to stay that way until the end of October. How about tucking into special foods and beverages to... read more »

Recipe: Masala omelette

Masala omelette is an all time favourite. The easiest dish to make on the go, you can fluff it up and add a variety of toppings like mushrooms, capsicum,... read more »

Recipe: Chatpate chane

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

Recipe: Red pepper tart

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

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Manchester City: Joe Hart positive despite Bayern Munich defeat

City were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich after a last-minute strike from former City defender Jerome Boateng. Last season, City overcame an early loss to Bayern to reach the last 16. “Last year we... read more »

Real Madrid begin title defence in style

Spanish football club Real Madrid started its Champions League title defence with a comfortable 5-1 win over Swiss club Basel while Atletico Madrid... read more »

Manchester United’s new ray of hope and Chelsea’s goal ...

Louis Van Gaal tasted success for the first time as Manchester United manager last night, as his new-look side disposed off a disjointed Queens Park Rangers... read more »

Big chance for Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck to prove h...

After a GBP 16million move to Arsenal from Manchester United on deadline transfer day this summer, Danny Welbeck will be eager to start a new chapter in his... read more »

Raheem Sterling has room for improvement: Roy Hodgson

London: England manager Roy Hodgson has predicted that Raheem Sterling will become an even more dangerous player, as the teenage Liverpool forward`s... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Gold demand up 2% in Dec quarter, down 15% in 2014

MUMBAI, FEB 12: Gold demand in the December quarter was up two per cent at 223 tonnes, largely due to pent up demand from jewellers during the festival season on the back of drop in prices. In value... read more »

Swiss gold exports to India cross Rs 1.2 lakh cror...

Switzerland’s gold exports to India crossed Rs 1.2 lakh crore in 2014 even as concerns persist over bullion being used to channel illicit funds... read more »

Gold Prices Fall as Traders Lock In Gains

Gold And Silver : 2014

Gold prices retreated from five-month highs as some investors locked in profits ahead of the weekend. The most actively traded gold contract, for February... read more »

PRECIOUS-Gold rebounds to 5-month high after ECB launch...

Gold turned higher and touched a five-month high above $1,300 per ounce on Thursday, after the European Central Bank (ECB) launched a multi-billion euro... read more »

Gold regains Rs 28,000 mark on seasonal demand, global ...

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Continuing its rising streak for the third consecutive day, gold crossed the Rs 28,000 level after over four months by gaining Rs 100 at the bullion market in... read more »

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Health & Fitness

5 mistakes you make while jogging on treadmill

Error # 1 Not having a plan You get on, you push start, and you up the speed. You go until the timer hits your set time limit (or your body is too tired), and you stop. Not only is this workout... read more »

Here’s how to identify types of headaches

If there were an underdog in the directory of medical symptoms, it would be the headache. “Headaches are often ignored by patients who prefer... read more »

Massive breakthrough: Scientists create first new antib...

LONDON: In a massive breakthrough, scientists have created the first new antibiotic in more than three decades, Teixobactin, that can treat many common... read more »

This diet pill tricks body into losing weight!

Researchers from the California-based Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it... read more »

Which 5 yoghurts should you eat!

There’s no comfort food like a plate of dahi-khichdi. Well, we’ve savoured the humble yoghurt (fermented milk product), with or without sugar, way... read more »

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Hockey

Rousing welcome for silver-winning Indian hockey team

With a Commonwealth Games silver medal proudly hanging on their necks, the Indian men’s hockey team returned home to a rousing welcome by Hockey India (HI), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), fans... read more »

Hockey team captain Sardar Singh reprimanded

The Indian men’s hockey captain and midfielder Sardar Singh was officially reprimanded for inappropriate conduct here on Wednesday night. The... read more »

Indian women thrash Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 in CWG hoc...

The Indian women’s hockey team came back strongly from a 0—3 defeat to New Zealand to thrash minnows Trinidad and Tobago 14—0 in their third Pool A match... read more »

CWG Hockey: Indian women lose 0-3 to New Zealand

Glasgow, Scotland: The Indian women’s hockey team went down fighting to the higher ranked New Zealand 0-3 in their second match of the XX Commonwealth... read more »

Sardar banks on Sreejesh to replicate his World Cup per...

India captain Sardar Singh is banking on his deputy P.R. Sreejesh to replicate his stellar World Cup performance in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and said... read more »

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Holiday Ideas

Give The Gift Of Luxury Travel !

Give The Gift Of Luxury Travel

As a longtime travel journalist, maybe I’m biased, but I can’t think of a better gift to give than the gift of travel, and if you have deep pockets, there is no easier and more flexible way to... read more »

Tips to make holidays more joyful revealed

Tips to make holidays more joyful revealed

Washington – While for many holidays are a time to rejoice and have fun, for some people it is a time of stress, loneliness, anxiety and... read more »

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Investing

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 Rs.27,000 mark on Friday. After registering a... read more »

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

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... 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 »

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

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

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

Gold futures gain 0.15% on firm global cues

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

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Heart scan can predict premature death risk

A scan of calcium deposits inside the arteries can identify those at risk of dying over the next 15 years, a new study has found. A coronary artery calcification (CAC) scan is an X-ray test that... read more »

The easiest way to lose weight: a glass of waterTh...

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

Starbucks makes up for price hike with massive menu upg...

Starbucks may have raised prices of their beverages but they are not heartless, as they decided to make up for it by making their menu better. Way better! The... read more »

Youngsters tend to swap marijuana with alcohol after tu...

Female drinkers at higher risk of developing liver disease than men

In a new study, scientists have found that when people turn 21, while the consumption of alcohol drastically increases, marijuana use significantly... read more »

High heels damage your ankles

Wearing high heels can strengthen the ankle initially, but leads to weakening and instability over time, a new study has warned. The findings are not... read more »

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Literature

Sand sculpture marks Tagore's Nobel Prize centenary

Sand sculpture marks Tagore’s Nobel Prize centenary

Bhubaneswar – The embassy of Sweden marked the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize in literature by unveiling a sand sculpture of him in Odisha, the embassy said Thursday. The... read more »

Decoding mysteries with international authors

Decoding mysteries with international authors

They are the best-selling international authors whose mystery novels have been gripping enough to make you couch potatoes. This week IANS bookshelf... read more »

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Middle East

IS claims beheading of US aid worker, 18 Syrians

BEIRUT: The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday claimed to have executed Peter Kassig, a US aid worker kidnapped in Syria, as a warning to the United States. The same video showed the gruesome... read more »

Islamic State says it plans tIslamic State says it...

They have paraded their own flag, formed courts and ministries, issued passports and even license plates. Now, the leaders of the Islamic State, the... read more »

Angry Arabs march in north Israel after shooting

KFAR KANA, Israel: Angry Arab-Israeli protesters took to the streets across the country on Sunday and police raised alert levels nationwide amid shock waves... read more »

US-led air strikes hit Qaida branch in Syria: Monitor

BEIRUT: US-led coalition air strikes hit al-Qaida’s Syrian branch overnight, expanding the raids to jihadists outside the Islamic State group for only... read more »

Israel beefs up security in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that security forces have been increased significantly in East Jerusalem to prevent further... read more »

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National

Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins tour of poll-bound Gujarat 20...

The Top Minister will lay basis stones for diverse schemes and tasks really worth about ₹8,300 crore at 5 locations in 3 areas of the ballot -certain kingdom. Top Minister Narendra Modi arrived in... read more »

Govt Identifies 140 places along Bangaldesh border...

New Delhi: India has recognized 140 prone locations, deployed more protection personnel and surveillance devices, and released a “campaign”... read more »

Once done with chest thumping, explain how China built ...

Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the road construction by the Chinese in Doklam, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi asked the PM if he was done... read more »

Five restrictions imposed on VK Sasikala during parole.

Imprisoned AIADMK leader Sasikala Natarajan who was convicted earlier this year by the Supreme Court in a disproportionate assets case, was granted five-day... read more »

FIFA U-17 World Cup: We Have A Small Percentage Of Winn...

Rank-outsiders India may have a “small percentage” of winning their tournament opener in the FIFA U-17 World Cup against what he expects to be an... read more »

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North America

Khobragade case: India seeks details of possible U.S. tax violations

US hides behind “standard procedures” in Indian diplo...

By Arun Kumar Washington – As media reports that Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was “strip-searched” after her arrest in New York threatened to escalate a diplomatic row between... read more »

John Kerry calls Shivshankar Menon to express regret about Devyani's treatment; defends US laws

US hopes diplomat’s arrest won’t hit bilateral tie...

 The U.S. has expressed hope that the diplomatic row over the arrest of Indian Deputy Consul-General in New York will not affect bilateral ties with... read more »

‘US Magnitsky Act as long-term spoiler of bilater...

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Moscow –  Despite certain progress achieved over issues concerning Syria and Iran, Russia-US relations remain in deadlock because of the so-called... read more »

Blacklist move not violation of n-deal with Iran: US

New US sanctions unconstructive: Iran

Washington –  The White House Friday defended th e move of blacklisting additional companies and people under existing sanctions, saying it does not... read more »

Maid trouble lands Indian diplomat in New York in soup

Maid trouble lands Indian diplomat in New York in soup

Washington – In a second case of its type, one of India’s senior diplomats in New York was arrested and accused by Manhattan’s Indian... read more »

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Cabinet approves inquiry into Gujarat snooping

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

BJP national president Amit Shah today said the party’s trained workforce will win the 2016 assembly polls in West Bengal and its road to victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be through... read more »

Brinda Karat says Kalyan Singh like spoke ‘R...

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

UP Police to deal with dissent, claims BJP

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

“Scared” by number of deaths in Vyapam scam

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

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat assures safety to Char Dham...

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said that each person taking up the Char Dham yatra is the responsibility of the state... read more »

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Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Shia Muharram procession

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Shia Muharram procession

Srinagar – Authorities imposed strict restrictions in some areas of the summer capital Srinagar Friday to prevent Shia Muharram processions. A senior police officer said restrictions under... read more »

Model of world's largest Hindu temple unveiled in Bihar

Model of world’s largest Hindu temple unveil...

Patna – Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday unveiled a model of the world’s largest Hindu temple with a towering height of 405... read more »

200,000 Dawoodi Bohras attend Mumbai’s Moharram d...

200,000 Dawoodi Bohras attend Mumbai's Moharram discourses

Mumbai – Nearly 200,000 Dawoodi Bohras from all over the world attended the 10-day Moharram observance which culminated here Wednesday as Ashura, under... read more »

Curbs on Muharram processions hits life in Srinagar

Curbs on Muharram processions hits life in Srinagar

Srinagar – Authorities Wednesday imposed restrictions in some areas of ! Srinagar city to prevent Shia Muharram processions. “Restrictions have... read more »

Churches vandalised in Argentina

Churches vandalised in Argentina

Buenos Aires – Another two churches were vandalised over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and... read more »

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Stay 'on' the beach at Kerala's Hotel Sea Face

Stay ‘on’ the beach at Kerala’s Hotel Sea Face

By Sanu George True to its name, there’s probably no other place in Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram where one can stay as close to the world-renowned Kovalam beach as at the... read more »

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York Fashion Week

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York...

Dimapur – The northeast, which has over the years produced many talents, has added another feather to its cap through Ikali Sukhalu, who has... read more »

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k pounds ...

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k pounds at UK auction

London – Mahatma Gandhi’s personal Charkha, which he used whilst imprisoned at Yerwada Jail, is set to go under the hammer this Tuesday 5th November at... read more »

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist’...

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist's eyes

New Delhi – Contemporary issues like safety of women and the indifferent attitude of mankind towards nature have found place in artist Aparna... read more »

Embrace spirituality on Diwali

Embrace spirituality on Diwali

With festivities in the air, it’s time to be with your family and dear ones. But in all this hustle-bustle, don’t forget to give yourself some time... read more »

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How glass can help build super-fast computers

New research demonstrates how glass could be manipulated to create a material that would allow computers to transfer information using light. This may significantly increase computer processing... read more »

Synthetic biology key to space exploration

WASHINGTON: Synthetic biology may hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars, say scientists. Researchers have found that... 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 »

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

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 »

‘God particle’ could demolish the universe, :Hawking...

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

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South Asia

Musharraf committed to facing all legal cases against him in Pak

Musharraf committed to facing all legal cases against him in Pak

Islamabad – Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has once again shown commitment to face all the cases against him in the courts of law. According to the sources in All Pakistan... read more »

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine

Pakistan cautious on Japanese PM’s shrine vi...

Islamabad – Pakistan Friday was cautious in reaction to the Japanese prime minister’s controversial visit to the World War II related... read more »

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Dhaka – Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi troops have been deployed across the country ahead of parliamentary poll slated for Jan 5 next year amid boycott... read more »

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia...

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia’s residence

Bangladesh security forces on Thursday laid a siege around the residence of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia, ahead of an... read more »

Musharraf to file intra-court appeal with IHC against t...

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother

Islamabad – Former president General Pervez Musharraf has decided to file an intra-court appeal (ICA) with a two-member division bench of the Islamabad... read more »

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Abhinav Bindra shoots gold as India finish on top

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

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

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

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

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

Hockey India upholds Gurbaj Singh ban, player to move c...

Hockey India decided to uphold the nine-month ban imposed on midfielder Gurbaj Singh, after they found his appeal and explanation unsatisfactory. The decision... read more »

Ajinkya Rahane honoured with life membership by CCI

Ajinkya Rahane, India’s most consistent batsman in the last couple of years, has been conferred with the honorary life membership by the Cricket Club of... read more »

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Federer edges del Potro at ATP World Tour Finals

Federer reaches US Open Semifinals

Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 on Thursday night and reach the U.S. Open semifinals for the... read more »

Djokovic to defend Australian Open title without `official preparation`

Djokovic beats Murray, enters 8th US Open semi in ...

Through a pair of back—and—forth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions. They... read more »

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Amritsar street food that will make your mouth water

A visit to Amritsar invariably includes two things—paying your respects at the Golden Temple, and gorging on all the delicacies the city dishes up. The locals here love their street food, and the... read more »

4 offbeat summer getaways in India

Come summer, and the mountains beckon with crisp air, breathtaking views and a gentler pace of life. This vision of bucolic bliss is rudely decimated... read more »

Hill stations near Delhi that are perfect for long week...

The Indian capital’s proximity to the Himalayas means that there are many hill stations near Delhi offering a much-needed escape from the bustling... read more »

Ramazan special—the best places to break bread

During the month of Ramazan, go on a culinary journey by binging on some rich and indulgent fare catering specifically to those who’re breaking bread.... read more »

Three reasons to visit Goa during the off-season

Goa has always been a much sought after holiday destination for its sun, sea and sand. However, the monsoon season in Goa has a different charm all together.... read more »

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India, European Union enhance cooperation: Full text of Narendra ...

India and the European Union on Friday decided to increase cooperation in counter-terrorism and areas of trade after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the president of the European Council, Donald... read more »

Japanese reporter died after 159 hours of overtime...

TOKYO: Japan’s public broadcaster has vowed to reform its working practices as it revealed that a young reporter died of heart failure after... read more »

Sir Edward Heath ‘would have been questioned̵...

Sir Edward Heath would have been questioned over sex abuse claims if he was alive when they came to light, police have said. Wiltshire Police launched... read more »

Tillerson’s News Conference Only Highlights Strains Wit...

WASHINGTON — Long-simmering tension within President Trump’s national security team spilled into public view on Wednesday as Secretary of State Rex W.... read more »

Saudi’s Falih says oil agreements with Russia hel...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Agreements reached between Russia and Saudi Arabia on global oil supply have helped oil markets to stabilize, Saudi Energy Minister... read more »

Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong is North korea’s rising superstar and most up...

On sunday, North Korean kingdom media suggested that kim jong-un promoted his sister to a senior ruling birthday party submit, making her one of the maximum effective women within the... read more »

Top Republican Lawmaker says us on course for World Warfare iii with Trump at helm

A pinnacle republican lawmaker warned sunday that us president donald trump’s impulsive threats against different international locations should set the usa “at the path to... read more »

Padmavati Trailer Release Time Decoded. Right Here’s Why It’s Miles Freeing at 13:03...

The whole thing about padmavati has been interesting thus far. particularly the time that the makers are deciding on to launch it’s trailer is something that has left us intrigued.... read more »

What’s the Godhra Train burning case

The Gujarat high court on monday commuted the loss of life sentence offered to 11 convicts to life time period within the Godhra Educate burning case of 2002. the courtroom, has but upheld... read more »

Nawaz Sharif’s Son-in-law Arrested on go back to Pakistan

The countrywide accountability bureau crew took former military captain Muhammad safdar into custody mins after his arrival from london at the benazir bhutto international airport. Pakistan’s... read more »