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India’s Mars orbiter completes abo...

India’s Mars orbiter completes about 80 percent of its journey

Chennai: Inching closer to the red planet, India’s ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 percent of its journey for its rendezvous with the planet scheduled for 24 September.The spacecraft has covered a distance of more than 540 million... read more »

Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

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

India not investing properly in science

India not investing properly in science

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

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

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

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

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

The Presidential Ordinanceempowering the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to enforce expeditious resolution of non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks should hardly come as a surprise. For several past... read more »

President Pranab Mukherjee signs ordinance empower...

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

Top NRI Realty Investment Destinations

Top NRI Realty Investment Destinations

The Nonresident Indian`s (NRI) investment in real estate is a big boost to the struggling reality sector. In the past, the NRI population primarily bought... read more »

Strong U.S. job growth, rising wages set stage for Fed ...

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employers hired workers at a robust pace in February, beating expectations, and wages grinded higher, which could give the... 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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Warning bells? Dhoni says Jadeja needs to step up, improve battin...

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

ICC World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar Superfan Sudhir Ga...

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

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

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

World Cup: Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat Koh...

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

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Wal-Mart names Krish Iyer as India unit head

Wal-Mart names Krish Iyer as India unit head

New Delhi – US retail major Wal-Mart Stores Friday named Krish Iyer as the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of its India unit, effective Jan 20, 2014, a company statement said... read more »

Sensex closes 245 points down; automobile stocks plunge

Sensex closes 245 points down; automobile stocks p...

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

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

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

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

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio to share infrastructure

Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio to share infrastructure

New Delhi – Telecom service providers Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm have concluded a comprehensive telecom infrastructure-sharing arrangement... read more »

Sensex closes flat; capital goods stocks plunge

Sensex trades flat during early session

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... read more »

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IISc Bangalore in talks with UGC over 4-year course

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

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

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

A journalism course for the visually-impaired students

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

NET to be held under CBSE’s watch

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

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 »

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‘Raabta’ new song: Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘Sadda move...

While the first song from the Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Raabta’ showcased the crackling chemistry between the lead couple, its title track featured the sensational... read more »

Emma Watson wins first ‘genderless award’ in histo...

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... read more »

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

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 your hearts... 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 »

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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 »

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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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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 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 prices fall by 0.21 per cent in futures trade on global cues

Gold prices eased by 0.21 per cent to Rs 26,800 per 10 grams in futures trade on Tuesday, tracking a weak global trend, as speculators offloaded their position. Market analysts said the fall in gold... read more »

Gold Falls by Rs 45 to Rs 27,265 on Sluggish Deman...

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

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

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

With gold prices falling, jewellers increase inventory ...

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

Appetite for jewellery boosts India gold demand: WGC

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

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Power of Purse! Expensive designer bags are conveyers of status

There’s a lot more to a handbag than just carrying things, as women use high-end handbags and other expensive accessories to signal other women not just their higher ranks but to steer clear... read more »

Foodies beware! Junk food could make you ‘de...

If you love gorging on fast food, chances are that you might end up being depressed, claims a new study. San Diego State University researchers... read more »

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... 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 research, the... 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 »

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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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Modi Remains ‘By Far’ Most Popular Figure In Indian Politics: Pew...

Washington: High Minister Narendra Modi stays “With the Aid of Far” The most famous determine in Indian politics, The pew stated on wednesday, releasing the principle findings of its... read more »

Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP MLAS Keep Fingers Cros...

New Delhi: Many BJP mlas are stated to be worried that pm modi and party leader Amit Shah can also put into effect their timetested components of... read more »

Tamil Nadu Rains: Schools Shut In Chennai, Tiruvallur, ...

As Rains preserve to lash Tamil Nadu, Schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur and kancheepuram districts will stay closed today. the declaration became made by using... read more »

As India Seeks Comfort In Privatisation, Delhi’s Toxic ...

The headlines about Delhi’s polluted Air are deceptive. for the indian medical affiliation and the delhi government to call this an emergency is comparable... read more »

GST Council Meeting: State Finance Ministers Want Lesse...

Nation Finance Ministers emphasized on the need to have quarterly returns, lesser gadgets in 28 consistent with cent tax slab and a simplified composition... read more »

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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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Brinda Karat says Kalyan Singh like spoke ‘RSS pracharak...

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday said Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh had spoken ‘like an RSS pracharak’ when he demanded that the word... 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... 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 »

North east development assured with 10K road connectivi...

Former allies will return to NDA: Gadkari

The Central Government has been taking several initiatives to accelerate development work in the north-eastern region, especially to improve road and rail... read more »

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US names mountain after Indian-American scientist

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

Speed of thought is faster than Light:US scientist

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

Aussie scientists’ time travel breakthrough

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

New type of dust discovered on Mars

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

NASA Telescope Captures Rare Supernova Explosion

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

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

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli’s aggressive strategy to deploy five specialist bowlers will be tested when India begin the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday,... read more »

Cricbuzz named title sponsor of India-Sri Lanka Te...

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... 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... 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 »

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Travel

Indian Railways to introduce premium AC trains

The Indian Railways has decided to run 17 more premium AC-special trains between Delhi and Mumbai. Howrah Bridge, Kolkata Howrah Bridge, Kolkata These additional new trains will ply on busy routes,... read more »

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... read more »

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

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

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World

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...

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