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GST council eases rules:a pain Reliever ...

GST council eases rules:a pain Reliever Certainly,however GST no longer an ...

Has the slew of adjustments in the goods and offerings Tax (GST) regime okayed all through the twenty second assembly of the gst council on friday made it an awesome and simple tax? has it ironed out all glitches for all time? now not quite – there’s a protracted, lengthy manner to move for... read more »

gst council proclaims remedy for exporte...

gst council proclaims remedy for exporters, e-wallets from april

The GST council in its twenty second meeting on friday announced a slew of relief for exporters, some of whom are going through working capital squeeze due to delayed tax refund.finance minister arun jaitley, who heads the council, said that the refunds for exporters will be expedited. for july,... read more »

Begum Akhtar’s 103rd Birthday: Goo...

Begum Akhtar’s 103rd Birthday: Google Celebrates With a Doodle

New Delhi:google nowadays celebrates (Begum akhtar’s) anniversary with a doodle that marks the monstrous contribution she made closer to hindustani classical track. the doodle very aptly shows begum akhtar playing sitar. the doodle is colored within the sunglasses of yellow, blue and... read more »

The Head of the U.N. Nuclear Business En...

The Head of the U.N. Nuclear Business Enterprise Discusses Iran, North Kore...

As the Sector’s nuclear watchdog, the global atomic energy enterprise is responsible for ensuring nuclear power is used for peaceful purposes. that has not often been smooth. Hooked up as an company of the united nations in 1957, the iaea has been on the center of one of the International’s... read more »

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Desmond Tutu to attend Mandela's funeral

Desmond Tutu to attend Mandela’s funeral

London – South Africa’s Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu will attend the funeral of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela Sunday. “Tutu will be travelling to Qunu early... read more »

Ex-army chief to testify in Mubarak retrial

Ex-army chief to testify in Mubarak retrial

Cairo – Egypt’s former army chief and defence minister Hussein Tantawi appeared in Cairo Criminal Court Saturday ! for testimony in the... read more »

Mandela makes final journey home

Mandela makes final journey home

 On a final journey to his home village where he had wanted to spend his final days, the remains of Nelson Mandela were honored amid pomp and ceremony on... read more »

10 killed in Central African Republic violence

10 killed in Central African Republic violence

Younde (Cameroon) –  At least 10 people were killed in fresh violence which broke out Thursday in Bangui, capital city of the Central African Republic,... read more »

Mandela’s statue to be erected at Presidency

Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency

Johannesburg – A statue of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at his residence at the age of 95, will be erected at the... read more »

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After robberies, J&K bank stops cash transactions in 40 branc...

A customer can do transactions using cheques at these branches, and do cash transactions in nearest safe branches.   The Jammu & Kashmir Bank has stopped cash transactions in at least 40... read more »

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PM Modi Has Proved He Can Win Despite Tough Decisi...

The BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh is proof that tough decisions can be taken in politics without fear of a backlash in elections, Union... read more »

Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Credits Party ...

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Mr Kamat romped home after defeating Bharatiya Janata Party candidateSharmad Pai Raiturkar by 4,900 votes. read more »

PM Modi Most Popular Leader Since Independence: Amit Sh...

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BJP chief Amit Shah arrived at the BJP’s headquarters in Delhi on Saturday afternoon to a big welcome from hundreds of party workers singing and dancing... read more »

Mayawati No 3, Alleges Rigging In What BJP Pegs As R...

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As the BJP headed for a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, former Chief Minister Mayawati blamed it on largescale rigging and threatened to complain to the... read more »

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Yemen thrown into turmoil as its president resigns

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

China mulls 7,000 km bullet train to connect Beiji...

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

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

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

Pakistan troops fire at three border posts

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire

Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on the international border here Wednesday. “Pakistan Rangers started firing at three BSF outposts in Arnia... read more »

Sri Lanka: Police raids Mahinda Rajapaksa’s country hom...

Colombo – Embattled former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s country home in the southern province has been raided by police who were looking... read more »

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Global stocks touch two-year low

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

India Up 16 Places to 55th on Global Competitivene...

Geneva: In a big jump, India has moved up 16 positions to rank 55th on a global index of the world’s most competitive economies, where... read more »

Government slashes natural gas prices by 16% to $4.24 p...

The government has cut natural gas prices by 16% to $4.24 per unit for the six-month period, beginning October 1. Natural gas prices, according to a formula... read more »

Nippon Life to hike stake in life insurance, mutual fun...

MUMBAI: Bullish on growth prospects of his group’s financial services businesses, industrialist Anil Ambani on Wednesday said Japanese major Nippon Life... read more »

Modi suddenly pressured to act after Raghuram Rajan cut...

New Delhi: Now that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan responded to government pressure with India’s biggest rate cut since 2009, it’s... read more »

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China's economy to be 'smooth and stable' in 2014: PM

China’s economy to be ‘smooth and stable’ in 20...

Beijing – China’s economy will be on a steady path in 2014, Premier Li Keqiang has said. During a trip to Tianjin, Keqiang said that China has the conditions in place to maintain the... read more »

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

China to strengthen supervision of officials’...

Beijing – China has ordered strict enforcement of a regulation that requires officials to report their assets and their family members’... read more »

China formally allows more couples to have second child

China formally allows more couples to have second child

Beijing – China’s top legislature Saturday made a resolution to allow couples to have two children if either parent is an only child. The Standing... read more »

Beijing may relax birth policy in 2014

Beijing may relax birth policy in 2014

Beijing – Beijing has started to examine a draft to relax the more than 30-year-old one-child policy, authorities said Friday. The standing committee of... read more »

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... read more »

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Can Suresh Raina do a ‘Yuvraj of 2011’? Dhoni answers

Yuvraj Singh’s 15 wickets in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was one of the major factors which contributed to Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifting the coveted trophy but the Indian captain says last... read more »

Meet the underdogs of this year’s World Cup

This year’s World Cup is not just about Virat Kohli’s smashing 107 against Pakistan or Chris Gayle’s record-breaking 215 against... read more »

New Zealand prepares for Gayle in World Cup quarterfina...

The undefeated New Zealand squad is preparing to take on Chris Gayle in the World Cup quarterfinals, regardless of any uncertainty over the fitness of the star... read more »

No autographs during play: BCCI

From children to adults, no fan is immune to the thrill of getting an autograph from their favourite sportsperson. In fact, it’s a common sight to see... read more »

Maxwell on how to stop Maxwell: Change the rules, put 1...

Q. Glenn, just the celebration when you made the hundred, how much of it was just a weight lifted off your shoulders, I guess? GLENN MAXWELL: Yeah, it was a... read more »

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On Iqbal's birth anniversary, his legacy remembered

On Iqbal’s birth anniversary, his legacy remembered

Aligarh – Celebrating the 136th birth anniversary of renowned poet and philosopher Allama Mohammed Iqbal, speakers at a function here demanded government recognition for him. The speakers also... read more »

It's time to 'Cook it up with Tarla Dalal' again

It’s time to ‘Cook it up with Tarla Da...

Mumbai – In a bid to pay a tribute to India’s first celebrity chef Tarla Dalal, who died here earlier this week following a cardiac... read more »

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Rupee down 15 paise against dollarRupee down 15 paise against dollar

Rupee down 15 paise against dollar

Extending its losses for the fourth straight day, the rupee fell by another 15 paise to 62.29 against the dollar in early trade on Friday on the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to strengthening... read more »

India will never compromise on food security: Anand Sharma

India will never compromise on food security: Anan...

New Delhi – After having successfully reached through consensus a trade agreement at the WTO meet, held in Indonesia, India will never... read more »

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equ! ities markets was trading flat at 80.51 points or 0.39 percent up during the pre-noon trade Tuesday. Good... read more »

RBI-reference rate for US dollar, euro

RBI-reference rate for US dollar, euro

 The Reserve Bank of India on Monday fixed the reference rate of rupee against U.S. dollar at 62.1024 and the euro at 85.4284 as against 62.1266 and 85.4135... read more »

Sensex closes 50 points down; oil and ! gas stocks down

Sensex closes 50 points down; oil and ! gas stocks down

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets ended Monday’s trade 50 points or 0.24 percent down, as inflation data dashed any hopes of... read more »

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Indian education needs greater thrust on skill and personality de...

AHMEDABAD: Indian teachers have voiced their opinions on the current state of India’s learning environment through ‘Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey 2014’. They feel that half of the... read more »

High court seeks govt reply on plea claiming Delhi...

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court sought a response from the city government on a law graduate’s plea alleging that some questions in... read more »

HSC, SSC re-exam from September 26

KOLHAPUR: The HSC and SSC examinations for students giving a second attempt will start in September and end in October, officials of the Maharashtra state... read more »

Special entrance exam to fill large number of vacant se...

In a breather to promoters of engineering colleges, a special joint entrance examination will be held on September 7 . According to Odisha Private Engineering... read more »

IIT-Bombay receives largest ever donation for research ...

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has received Rs 95 crore, the largest donation in its history, to set up a centre to develop hi-tech... read more »

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Dangal China Collections: First Weekend

Dangal has smashed the previous records of Hindi films in the Chinese markets. It has already crossed the lifetime business of all films barring PK, which collected nearly $20 million – a record... read more »

Kabir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan come together for a ...

Those who have seen the film trailer of the Salman Khan starrer Tubelight, just cannot stop raving about the same. Touted to be the next potential... read more »

Shraddha Kapoor on Saina Nehwal biopic: ‘I can’t wait t...

The excitement in Shraddha Kapoor is palpable. The actress with the girl next door image, is thrilled to have bagged the ace badminton player Saina Nehwal... read more »

Sadak 2: Pooja Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt and Mahesh Bhatt to r...

Remember the 1991 Mahesh Bhatt film Sadak starring Sanjay Dutt?   Dutt played a young man in love with a sex worker (played by Pooja Bhatt) and fights... read more »

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... read more »

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Same sex weddings expected in Britain next year

Same sex weddings expected in Britain next year

London – The first same sex weddings in Britain are expected to hap! pen from March 29 next year, Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller said Tuesday. The British parliament approved the... read more »

Police clash with protesters in Ukrainian capital

Police clash with protesters in Ukrainian capital

Security forces clashed with protesters as they began tearing down opposition barricades and tents set up in the centre of the Ukrainian capital... read more »

Jailed Pussy Riot members might be pardoned under new K...

Jailed Pussy Riot members might be pardoned under new Kremlin amnesty bill

London – The jailed members of the Pussy Riot band could be released under a Kremlin amnesty. The Kremlin-friendly daily Izvestia said the amnesty bill... read more »

Costa Concordia Captain abandoned ship leaving almost 3...

Costa Concordia Captain abandoned ship leaving almost 300 people on board

Washington – An Italian court has heard that a coastguard official aboard the doomed cruise liner Costa Concordia had told its captain, Francesco... read more »

Putin creates ‘Ministry of Truth’ news agency to contro...

Putin creates ‘Ministry of Truth’ news agency to control Russian media

Washington – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a news agency in a move to further strengthen Kremlin control over the... read more »

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

‘Air-defence zone not to affect freedom of overflights̵...

Beijing – China Wednesday said its Air Defence Identification Zone over the East China Sea is not a “no-fly zone” and will not affect the “freedom of overflights”. In a... read more »

Thailand protesters storm army headquarters

Thailand protesters storm army headquarters

Protesters in Thailand stormed into the national Army headquarters on Friday, breaking into their latest high-profile target in a bid to topple Prime... read more »

North Korea n-reactor may be in use again: IAEA

North Korea n-reactor may be in use again: IAEA

Vienna – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Thursday that it has evidence of suspicious activity coming from North Korea’s Yongbyon... read more »

S.Korea joins rash of nations strongly opposing China’s...

S.Korea joins rash of nations strongly opposing China’s new air-defense zone

Islamabad – South Korea has reportedly expressed dissent over China’s new air-defense identification zone over the East China Sea that has concerned... read more »

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra survives no-confidence vote...

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra survives no-confidence vote,protests continue

Thailand’s embattled Prime Minister has easily survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. Lawmakers in Bangkok voted 297 to 134 Thursday against unseating... read more »

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Guwahati hosts Young Leaders Connect Conference

Guwahati hosts Young Leaders Connect Conference

Guwahati – In order to highlight rich prospects of development in the northeast and to discuss various issues concerning the region, young achievers gathered at a conference here recently. The... read more »

New book about Mandela unveiled in South Africa

New book about Mandela unveiled in South Africa

Johannesburg – A new book detailing the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela’s life was released here Tuesday. “His spirit is very,... read more »

Learning to fight the world in Kargil

Learning to fight the world in Kargil

By Azra Khatoon Kargil – Saida Banoo, a sixteen-year old Blue Belter, has been learning Taekwondo for the last five years. Nothing exceptional for a... read more »

Anna Hazare to observe indefinite fast for Lokpal Bill ...

Anna Hazare to observe indefinite fast for Lokpal Bill from Dec 10

Ralegan Siddhi (Maha) – Social activist Anna Hazare will launch indefinite hunger strike for a strong Lokpal Bill, at Yadavbaba temple here from December... read more »

Taj Literature Festival in Agra from Dec 12

Taj Literature Festival in Agra from Dec 12

New Delhi – The second edition of the Taj Literature Fe! stival will be held in Agra Dec 12-14. The three-day extravaganza aims to reach out to the... read more »

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Recipe: Dahi Wada

A popular north Indian dish of lentil dumplings soaked in Yoghurt.Preparation time: 30 minutes + 3 hours soaking timeCooking time: 20 minutesServes: 4Recipe Ingredients:1 cup husked black gram... read more »

Recipe: Vanilla muffins

Vanilla flavoured muffinsPreparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutesMakes: 8Recipe Ingredients:80g Flour60g Powdered Sugar½ tbsp. Baking... read more »

Recipe: Tiramisu

Ingredients Nine teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in one and a half cups of water (cooled) – 250 ml baileys – 400 grams Savoiardi... read more »

Know the varieties of tea

The varieties of tea now available in the market have shot up like never before. Whether you go to a supermarket to buy tea for your home or go to a tea-cafe,... read more »

How about a sugar-free apricot shrikhand?

Sugar-free Apricot Shrikhand This is a combination of golden apricots and yoghurt generously garnished with pistachios. Ingredients: Golden apricots –... read more »

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Bayern Munich chairman: Club will never fire Guardiola

Bayern Munich’s chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge... read more »

Ronaldo, Messi, Ribery shortlisted for Ballon d'Or

Messi considered move to Arsenal

A leading Spanish website has claimed that Lionel Messi was interested in a transfer to English Premier League club Arsenal before the Argentine star... read more »

Dunga hired as Brazil football coach

Brazil has hired Dunga as the coach of the national football team, returning to a job he held four years ago. The 50-year—-ld Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe... read more »

Steven Gerrard retires from international football

England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football on Monday to focus on playing for Liverpool. The 34—year—old midfielder... read more »

Former Brazil defender Andre Santos attacked by fan

Arsenal fans will not have fond memories of Andre Santos, but all will be disappointed to learn of the treatment meted out to the defender in Brazil. Now... read more »

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Gold struggles on stronger economic data, higher equities

Gold steadied on Monday but failed to make any recovery from three straight days of losses as stronger global economic data and higher equities curbed the metal’s safe-haven appeal. Asian... read more »

Gold moves up by 0.55 pct on global cues

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

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

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

Gold rises in futures trade on global cues

NEW DELHI, OCT 8:   Gold prices rose 0.27 per cent to Rs 27,020 per 10 grams in futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions after the precious... read more »

Gold tumbles, dips to over 3-month low on global cues

Gold prices tumbled by Rs. 440 to hit over three-month low of Rs. 27,010 per ten gram in the national capital today on heavy selling by stockists, triggered by... read more »

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Tips to survive festive cravings

Even the most strong-willed and health-conscious will give in to temptation. Moreover, it’s no fun to always say `no’. The best way to avoid gaining the extra kilos on your hips and waist... read more »

Give your health a boost with artichokes

Experts say that artichokes are high in antioxidants — more so than most vegetables. Antioxidants neutralise and remove free radicals from your... read more »

Have you done troga yet?

The first time you might have heard of Troga was in a sitcom, where one character, Mitch, asks the other character Claire who’s on a treadmill,... read more »

Overcome your iron deficiency with these foods

Experts say that millions of women around the world suffer from iron deficiency, more popularly known as anaemia. This nutritional insufficiency is known to... read more »

6 reasons to run a marathon

A lot of serious and regular runners will swear by the fact that running everyday, be it for a marathon or not, is the most rewarding experience that one can... read more »

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Hero Hockey World League Final

Hockey World League: Another day, another loss

In the two days of the Hero Hockey World League, crowds have been woefully thin, with coaches and players making little attempt to disguise their disappointment about the lack of spectators. The... read more »

Hero Hockey World League Final

Hero Hockey World League Final

India dished out a pathetic performance to go down 0-2 to higher-ranked England and start their campaign on a losing note at the Hero Hockey World... read more »

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India not planning further curbs on gold imports – trade se...

India is not planning to impose any further curbs on gold imports as the current account deficit is under control, Trade Secretary Rajeev Kher said on Wednesday. The South Asian country has imported... read more »

Gold remains weak on low demand; silver recovers

NEW DELHI: Gold prices fell further by Rs 75 to Rs 27,025 per ten gram at bullion market here today on subdued demand even as the metal strengthened... read more »

PRECIOUS-Gold rises 2 pct as year-end jitters knock sto...

Gold rose 2 percent on Tuesday, while silver jumped more than 4 percent as the dollar weakened and stock markets slid, with concerns over tension between... read more »

Gold futures rise to Rs. 26,812 per 10 gm

Gold prices rose 0.86 per cent to Rs. 26,812 per 10 grams at the futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions, taking positive cues from the... read more »

Gold steady at Rs 27,000 on scattered buying; silver re...

Gold prices on Wednesday held steady at Rs 27,000 per ten gram at the bullion market in the national capital on scattered buying by retailers. However, silver... read more »

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Working moms readily accepted now

Societal acceptance of working mothers is now a given and is at an all-time high, says a new study. Researchers analysed data from nearly 600,000 respondents from two nationally representative... read more »

Say no to vitamin B12 to keep pimples at bay

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

Donna Karan resigns from her fashion house as chief exe...

Renowned American designer Donna Karan has withdrawn her name as a chief executive from her company Donna Karan International (DKI). Donna Karan New York... read more »

How exercise can keep your brain `young` while you age

In a new study, researchers have shown that endurance exercise may help prevent cognitive decline, keeping your brain working fully as you age. University of... read more »

Inactivity saps muscle strength

As per a new research, it only takes two weeks of not using their legs for younger and older people to lose a third of their muscular strength. University of... read more »

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Gaza official: Israel Navy arrests Gaza fishermen

An official in the Gaza Strip says the Israeli Navy has arrested four Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat in one of the first instances of friction between the sides since the Gaza war ended... read more »

Egypt ex-President Morsi charged over Qatar files ...

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is being charged with handing over national security documents to Qatar, the state prosecutor... read more »

50 days of war leave Israelis and Palestinians only mor...

JERUSALEM: Only time will tell whether Israel will maintain the quiet it so desperately sought during 50 days of war with Palestinian militants in the Gaza... read more »

IS struggling to control its new-found oil riches: Expe...

DUBAI: Though the dreaded Islamic State is earning over $3 million daily by producing about 80,000 barrels of oil in Iraq and Syria, experts say the group is... read more »

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

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,... read more »

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Sudden storm wreaks havoc in Hyderabad, at least 7 killed.

A sudden downpour wreaked havoc in Hyderabad on Monday, causing suffocating traffic for over five hours and the deaths of seven people in the city and its surrounds. In the city and in nearby... read more »

On Arun Jaitley’s ‘Job Applicant At 80...

Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha today attacked Arun Jaitley again, saying that if he were a “job applicant” at 80, then Mr Jaitley... read more »

Asia’s largest refugee crisis: Myanmar tops as 50...

TEKNAF: He trekked to Bangladesh as part of an exodus of a half million people from Myanmar, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. But after... read more »

India signs MoU to train Afghan police.

India and Afghanistan exchanged a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, which will see Afghan police forces trained in India for the first time. The... read more »

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... read more »

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US condemns shelling of Russian embassy in Damascus

US condemns shelling of Russian embassy in Damascus

Washington – The Obama administration has denounced the shelling of the Russian embassy Thursday in the Syrian capital of Damascus, calling for all perpetrators to be held... read more »

Syrian chemical weapons disposal plan to be released next week: UN

U.S. plans to destroy Syrian chemical weapons at s...

Washington – The United States is planning to destroy some of Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a... read more »

NSA snooped on porn habits of Islamist radicals to disc...

NSA snooped on porn habits of Islamist radicals to discredit them: Report

Washington – The documents revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have reportedly indicated that the US’ spy agency allegedly spied on the porn... read more »

Obama calls Saudi king over Iran: White House

Obama calls Saudi king over Iran: White House

Washington – US President Barack Obama Wednesday called King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to discuss the negotiations over Iranian... read more »

CIA recruited Guantanamo Bay suspects to spy on al-Qa’i...

CIA recruited Guantanamo Bay suspects to spy on al-Qa’ida leaders post 9/11

London – The CIA turned some terror suspects, who were rounded up and delivered to the Guantanamo Bay military prison Cuba in the wake of the 9/11... read more »

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Planning Commission’s end will spur privatization: CPI-M

New Delhi: The government decision to replace the Planning Commission with NITI Aayog is a regressive step that will only push India towards a market-driven economy, the CPI-M said Friday. And... read more »

Graft probes: After NCP, CM Fadnavis goes after Co...

After granting the go-ahead to probe graft charges against senior NCP leaders, the BJP-led government in Maharashtra is now focussing on allegations... read more »

Court Relief for AAP’s Somnath Bharti in Controve...

A court in Delhi has set aside an order holding controversial former minister Somnath Bharti of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) guilty of racial prejudice because of... read more »

BJP lacks leadership in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Mr. Kejriwal skips defamation case, court allows exemption plea

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on hit back at the BJP over lack of leadership and agenda in Delhi and said people are rejecting its ‘bhagoda’ (deserter)... read more »

Congress to launch massive training of party workers in...

GUWAHATI: Congress is taking leaf out of BJP’s successful experiment, the grand old party has devised training module for its leaders and party workers... read more »

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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... read more »

Some shark species may adapt to climate change: st...

Some shark species may be able to cope with the rising temperature and the subsequent decrease of water salinity, a new study has found. The study of... read more »

HTC Desire 616, One (E8) smartphones launches in India...

New Delhi: Buoyed by strong growth in sales in the country, Taiwanese handset maker HTC today said it aims to capture 15 per cent share of the multi-billion... read more »

This device may ‘kill’ computer mouse

WASHINGTON: A thimble-like device that sits at the end of your finger and allows you to interact with the virtual world in three dimensions may render the... read more »

How to Teach Humans to Remember Really Complex Password...

If passwords are considered the bane of the data security industry, it’s partly because humans are awful at choosing them: By some counts, we still pick... read more »

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India, Pakistan, Afghanistan can only be friends: Sharif

India, Pakistan, Afghanistan can only be friends: Sharif

Islamabad – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday said India, Afghanistan and Pakistan have no other option but to become good friends. In an interview to a Turkish media house, Sharif... read more »

Musharraf seeks forgiveness, says will not flee country

Musharraf seeks forgiveness, says will not flee co...

Islamabad – Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf has sought “forgiveness” for any wrongs he may have committed during his... read more »

Setting up special court to try Musharraf challenged

Setting up special court to try Musharraf challenged

Islamabad – An appeal was submitted Tuesday in the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan against the formation of a special court to try former president... read more »

Shahbaz visit must revive India-Pakistan peace: daily

Shahbaz visit must revive India-Pakistan peace: daily

Islamabad – The visit of Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province, t! o Indian Punjab earlier this month will be meaningful... read more »

Want to travel? Go to government, Musharraf told

General Pervez Musharraf can be arrested in Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC.) trial, say experts

Islamabad – Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf was Monday advised by the Sindh High Court to approach the government if he desired permission to... read more »

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Sania Mirza to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

NEW DELHI: Sania Mirza is all set to become the first woman tennis player to be conferred India’s highest sports award Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Times Now reported on Tuesday. Sania is only the... read more »

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

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

Cricbuzz named title sponsor of India-Sri Lanka Test se...

Cricbuzz, one of the leading cricket news and information destinations on web and mobile, was on Monday named as the title sponsor for the upcoming India-ri... read more »

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

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

Chennai: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli expressed his confidence in Ravichandran Ashwin’s batting abilities and said that there is no reason why the... read more »

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

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 starting in... read more »

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Mihir Garh: the most extraordinary hotel in the world

A testament to the architectural traditions of Rajasthan, the Mihir Garh Fort hotel was built over a period of two years. Over 150 local craftsmen worked on the hotel’s construction before it... read more »

Google Has A Grand Plan To Dominate The Travel Ind...

Recent partnerships by Google with hotel chains have raised concern among others in the travel industry that the search giant is trying to grab more... read more »

Russian Travel Operators Say Tourism Affected By Ukrain...

Moscow’s interference in Ukraine has caused a sharp drop in foreign tourism to Russia, with scores of travel cancellations for political and security... read more »

Visa-free travel to Japan could boost tourism

Manila / Philippines – Visa-free travel could do wonders for Japan’s tourism, the Philippine envoy to the Land of the Rising Sun said Wednesday. Manolo... read more »

Travel woes: when your luggage doesn’t arrive

Returning from a recent leisure trip to Miami, Jerry Jorgensen landed in Detroit only to face one of the biggest frustrations of air travel: His bag was... read more »

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Panama Papers Verdict updates: It is a historic day which marks t...

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned after his family was named in Panama papers case. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned today after Supreme Court judgment. Pakistan Prime... read more »

China may have quietly moved tonnes of war gear in...

may have quietly moved tonnes of military gear while it was conducting military exercises in the remote mountainous Tibet region, the PLA Daily, the... read more »

President Donald Trump lets Iran nuclear deal live, but...

President Donald Trump agreed Monday night to let the issue go, but only for a few more months and only after last-minute changes to distance Trump further... read more »

We oppose militarisation of South China Sea: Australia’...

India has commercial interests in the South China Sea and has been pressing for resolving the dispute as per the United Nations Convention on the Law of the... read more »

LoC firing: Pak targets schools in J&K; 217 student...

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

Narendra Modi in Gujarat stay: Gives prayer at Dwarka, to lay foundation stone for signatu...

Top Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day tour of the election-sure state of gujarat. he reached jamnagar this morning. that is the second one go to of the pm to gujarat in much less than... read more »

Nobel peace prize goes to anti-nuclear campaign in rebuke to armed nations.

An influential anti-nuclear campaign group has won the 2017 Nobel peace prize, in a decision that underlines the mounting danger of nuclear conflict amid simmering tensions between the US... read more »

Once done with chest thumping, explain how China built road in Doklam: Rahul Gandhi to PM ...

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 “thumping” his chest. The... 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 parole by Karnataka jail... read more »

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

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 attacking USA team, coach Luis Norton de... read more »