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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 »

Some shark species may adapt to climate ...

Some shark species may adapt to climate change: study

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

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

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

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

This device may ‘kill’ compu...

This device may ‘kill’ computer mouse

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

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Nelson Mandela's body arrives for viewing in South Africa

Nelson Mandela’s body arrives for viewing in South Africa

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

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

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

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

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

World's high and mighty join Mandela memorial service

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

World leaders walk in for Mandela memorial service

World leaders walk in for Mandela memorial service

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

South Africans brave rain for Mandela memorial service

South Africans brave rain for Mandela memorial service

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

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

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

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

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

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Pak Court Declares Taliban Chief ‘Proclaimed Offender’...

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

Iran to build two more nuclear plants: Rouhani

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

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

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

Children return to Army Public School in Peshawar

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

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U.S. extends leniency programme for companies that disclose bribe...

MIAMI (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department will extend a programme that offers companies leniency if they voluntarily tell authorities when employees may have paid bribes, a senior official... read more »

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Lloyds, two others dismissed from yen Libor litiga...

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed Lloyds Banking Group Plc , ICAP Europe Ltd and Tullett Prebon Plc as defendants from... read more »

Crunch week as Fed meets on rates, Trump team joins G20

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LONDON (Reuters) – After a year that tipped conventional wisdom on its head, the coming week might suggest a return to some sort of normality for the... read more »

Some bank bulls grow wary on policy uncertainty

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(Reuters) – Bank shares have been the runaway winners of the post-election U.S. stock market boom as investors wagered that higher interest rates,... read more »

State-owned carrier Air India understated losses –...

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s state-owned airline Air India understated its operating losses by nearly $1 billion over three fiscal years to March... read more »

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China urges personnel's safety in South Sudan

China urges personnel’s safety in South Sudan

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

China wants more US high-tech imports

China wants more US high-tech imports

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

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

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

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

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

China probes powerful ex-security officer over graft charges

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

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ICC Cricket WC 2015: Pakistan crush UAE by 129 runs

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

England not playing with fear: Stuart Broad

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

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Sensex trades flat during early session

Sensex closes flat; capital goods stocks plunge

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

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Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obama pushes for extension of unemployment benefits

Obama pushes for extension of unemployment benefits

Washington – President Barack Obama Saturday urged lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits for millions of unemployed Americans before Christmas to... read more »

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TN to introduce 163 new courses in Arts, Science colleges

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 new courses in Arts and Science... read more »

A journalism course for the visually-impaired stud...

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

IIMC, SRFTI and FTII to get national tag

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

Civil Services Aptitude Test rollback?

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

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Emma Watson wins first ‘genderless award’ in history for Beauty a...

Emma Watson picked up the first-ever Genderless Acting Award for the Best Actor category at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. The 27-year-old star made history at the annual event held at the Shrine... read more »

Justin Bieber to land in Mumbai today and there’s ...

2 days to go for Justin Bieber’s concert and this is how he will be showered with gifts! The day is nearing, Beliebers, and yes, we can hear... read more »

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... read more »

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

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 »

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

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

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

Italy's senate expels Silvio Berlusconi over tax fraud

Italy’s senate expels Silvio Berlusconi over...

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

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

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

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

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

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child sex abuse

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

German coalition agreement emerging

German coalition agreement emerging

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

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Quake hits Japan

Quake hits Japan

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

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

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

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

Two South Korean firms in Kaesong to close operations

Two South Korean firms in Kaesong to close operations

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

six dead as tourist ferry sinks off Thai resort: Report

six dead as tourist ferry sinks off Thai resort: Report

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

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

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

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

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K.P.S. Gill: Larger than life

K.P.S. Gill: Larger than life

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

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

Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

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

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

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

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

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

Agra’s homeless get new night shelters

Agra's homeless get new night shelters

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

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Food

Tiramisu: Recipe

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

Mango Smoothie

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

Food for your healthy bones

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

Ice-cream sandwiches are the hotnew dessert

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

Health tips for cooking red meat

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

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Germany, Argentina dominate Golden Ball shortlist

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

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

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

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

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

Klose breaks World Cup scoring record

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

Germany impose historic 7-1 World Cup defeat on Brazil

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

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Gold & Metals

Gold gains 230 on global cues, seasonal demand

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

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

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

Gold remains weak on sluggish demand; silver ends lower

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

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

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

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

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

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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 have.Training to run a marathon not only... read more »

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... 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, boosts... 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 »

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Gold, silver at multi-year lows on overseas cues

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

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

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

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

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

Gold moves up by 0.55 pct on global cues

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

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

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

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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 research, the activity of the vitamin tweaks how genes... read more »

Donna Karan resigns from her fashion house as chie...

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

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... read more »

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Middle East

Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in pris...

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 violence during protests last year,... 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,”... read more »

Netanyahu warns Gaza civilians after Israel destroys ap...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel... read more »

Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killed

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end... read more »

New Zealand becoming popular with Indian students

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

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India Can Help U.S to Keep an Eye on Pakistan, Says Nikki Haley?

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N says the united states is calling at India to assist extra in Afghanistan, specially in monetary and development assistance India can assist the united statesmaintain a... read more »

Supreme Court: “Diwali”, Cracker Ban S...

Rejecting a Petition that challenged its ban at the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) beforehand of Diwali,... read more »

Star Campaigner “Yogi”, Adityanath to Take ...

Ahmedabad: Uttar Pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath will campaign in Gujarat over the next two days for what appears to be an attempt via the bjp to... read more »

Elphinstone Road Stampede: Western Railway Report Blame...

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... read more »

Terror Attacks in Jammu and Kashmir: a Timeline of Late...

Two Air force garud personnel had been killed in an come upon with militants in hajin, bandipora, on wednesday. according to officers, two militants... read more »

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North America

Obama names acting Pentagon deputy chief

Iran deal ‘important first step’: Obama

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

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

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

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

Obama says not worried about personal safety

Obama says not worried about personal safety

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

U.S. honors JFK on 50 years after assassination

U.S. honors JFK on 50 years after assassination

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

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

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

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

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Kejriwal appeals honest officers to approach him

Delhi elections 2015: Confident of running Delhi govt for next 5 ...

NEW DELHI: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is confident that the voters of Delhi will give a clear verdict in this elections. Kejriwal, who answered a range of questions from readers on TOI Hangout, said... read more »

Arvind Kejriwal: BJP Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay must e...

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to sit on dharna if cops not suspended

NEW DELHI: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that BJP leaders must come clean on their ties with power suppliers in Delhi. “BJP had promised... read more »

‘Directionless’ AAP has no agenda: Manish T...

With Arvind Kejriwal questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether he would fulfill his promise to grant full statehood for Delhi, Congress leader Manish... read more »

Sakshi Maharaj refuses to regret 4 kids remark, says ra...

Despite a massive uproar over his statement demanding that every Hindu woman in the country must produce at least four babies to protect their religion, BJP... read more »

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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 scientists categorized this explosion as Type... read more »

NASA sends hi-tech ‘sandals’ into spac...

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

Students find 7,000-year-old mummy

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

NASA develops high-tech cages to carry rats to ISS

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

Maruti Launches Celerio ‘Green’ CNG Model

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

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Nepal to allow private investment in power transmission

Nepal to allow private investment in power transmission

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

Protests in Pakistan over Mollah's execution

Protests in Pakistan over Mollah’s execution

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

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

Mollah's hanging 'saddens' Pakistan interior minister

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

India not shying away from providing military equipment...

India not shying away from providing military equipment: Karzai

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

Musharraf summoned for landmark treason trial on Decemb...

Musharraf summoned for landmark treason trial on December 24

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

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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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top 50 packing tips

Know the rules 1. Note the number of bags you can check in. In most cases it is one piece per person. You can check up to eight on easyJet but don’t get caught out: their combinied weight still... read more »

India no longer world’s fastest-growing dome...

New Delhi – Domestic air travel is finally showing signs of revival – globally with India also showing some green shoots – after... read more »

Five ways to save money when travelling

Top tips for saving money while traveling. 1. Meal plan If you’re booking a resort holiday, it’s essential that you buy a meal plan. I learned... read more »

Solo travel : the best tour operators for singles

The travel industry has been slow to catch on to the single-traveller market; this year though, there are more opportunities than ever to strike out on your... read more »

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Mumbai – Travel companies and airlines are anticipating a major slowdown in travel to Thailand, after the government late Tuesday declared a 60-day... read more »

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Saudi’s Falih says oil agreements with Russia helping marke...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Agreements reached between Russia and Saudi Arabia on global oil supply have helped oil markets to stabilize, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Thursday. The two... read more »

GOP Rep. Tim Murphy won’t seek reelection after re...

Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an opponent of abortion, will not be seeking reelection at the end of his current term, ending speculation about his... 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 »

Turkey Sentences 40 to Life in Coup Attempt Against Erd...

ISTANBUL, Turkey — A court in southwestern Turkey handed down life sentences on Wednesday to 40 men, including senior military officers, for trying to... read more »

Las Vegas shooting: Trump calls attacker ‘very sick as ...

At least 59 people were shot dead with more than 500 injured when a gunman sprayed bullets from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel at a country music... read more »

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Google doodle celebrates Mary Anning’s 215th birth anniversary

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

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

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

Monsoon to hit Andaman around May 17

PUNE: Monsoon is likely to hit the Andaman sea and southeast Bay of Bengal around May 17, three days ahead of its normal time to reach the Andaman sea, said India Meteorology Department... read more »

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

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

Dolphins originated 6 million years earlier than thought

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