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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 »

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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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Africa

Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession

Rainbow Nation bids adieu to Mandela with song and dance

 A memorial service has begun for former South African President Nelson Mandela at an open-air football stadium in Soweto on Tuesday, with rain falling steadily on the crowd that includes family... read more »

'Mandela needs to be re-invoked'

Over 90 high-profile guests to attend Mandela̵...

Johannesburg – A total of 91 high-profile guests, including heads of state and government and 10 former heads of state, had confirmed by... read more »

South African airspace ready to serve Mandela mourning ...

South African airspace ready to serve Mandela mourning activities

Johannesburg – The South African civil aviation system announced Monday that they are ready to serve Mandela mourning activities. “Measures have... read more »

Upset family seeks to ban Nelson Mandela’s grands...

Upset family seeks to ban Nelson Mandela's grandson from funeral

London – Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s grandson might face a ban on attending his funeral following months-long bitter family... read more »

Nelson Mandela’s daughter saw him losing grip on ...

Nelson Mandela's daughter saw him losing grip on life

London – Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s eldest daughter has said that the doctors already knew his father would die on Thursday... read more »

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Asia

US trains Iraqis for house-to-house battle against IS

TAJI BASE, Iraq: A team of camouflage-clad Iraqi soldiers lines up near the door of a one-storey house north of Baghdad with rifles ready, preparing to enter and search it. For now, there are no... read more »

Car bomb kills 37 at Yemen police academy

SANAA: A car bomb tore through dozens of Yemenis lined up at a police academy in Sanaa Wednesday, leaving 37 dead in the latest attack to highlight... read more »

Live: Sri Lanka votes in tightest election in decades

Sri Lankans began voting on Thursday in a tightly fought presidential election, with incumbent Mahinda Rajapakse seeking a record third term in office amid a... read more »

Syria conflict: 76,000 die in deadliest year – ac...

The year 2014 was the deadliest year yet in Syria’s four-year conflict, with over 76,000 killed, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for... read more »

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa regime losing its grip

Manmohan Singh’s letter to me does not address Tamil issue: President Rajapaksa

Delhi: Casino mogul James Packer must wish he could vote in Sri Lanka’s presidential elections next Thursday. Not only is the main challenger... 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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Air defence zone remarks: China refutes Japanese PM

Air defence zone remarks: China refutes Japanese PM

Beijing – Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei has strongly refuted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s recent remarks on China’s East China Sea Air Defence... read more »

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

China to safeguard national food security

Beijing –  China will safeguard national food security while continuing to pursue the sustainable development of agriculture, an official... read more »

China asks Japan to halt provocation

China asks Japan to halt provocation

Beijing – China has asked Japan to immediately stop all of its provocative actions over the ownership of Diaoyu Islands. Reacting to a video clip on the... read more »

Chinese reform encouraging, says World Bank chief

Chinese reform encouraging, says World Bank chief

Washington – The recent reform measures announced by the Chinese government are encouraging, and the US Federal Reserve needs to exit the current... read more »

China allegedly withholds residence visas for NYT, Bloo...

China allegedly withholds residence visas for NYT, Bloomberg reporters

Beijing – China has been reportedly withholding residence visas for the New York Times (NYT) and Bloomberg reporters over the agencies’ investigative... read more »

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

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 make an impact on the hard and bouncy... read more »

ICC Cricket WC 2015: Pakistan crush UAE by 129 run...

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... 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 »

DD can share feed of WC matches with private cable oper...

Public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) can continue to share live feed of cricket World Cup matches with private cable operators as the Supreme Court on Friday... read more »

World Cup 2015: New Zealand thrashes England by 8 wicke...

Tim Southee took 7-33 in the most destructive spell in New Zealand’s limited-overs history and Brendon McCullum made the fastest 50 in a Cricket World Cup... read more »

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Economy

Growth rate has more than doubled: PM

Growth rate has more than doubled: PM

New Delhi – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday that the country’s growth rate had more than doubled to an annual average of over seven percent and the economy was on an upward... read more »

Rupee rules at one-month high; up 30 paise vs Dollar

Rupee rules at one-month high; up 30 paise vs Doll...

The rupee continued to rule at a one-month high, firming up another 30 paise to 61.75 against the dollar on Thursday, after exit polls predicted a... read more »

No agreement better than a bad one: Sharma

No agreement better than a bad one: Sharma

Dismissing the suggestion that India was insisting on food security because of the ensuing general elections at home, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand... read more »

Sensex regains 21k mark, soars 439 points

Sensex down 120 points

The benchmark BSE Sensex on Thursday regained psychological 21,000 level by surging over 439 points in the opening trade on heavy fund inflows amidst exit... read more »

Law will catch up with service tax defaulters, warns Ch...

Government will take necessary steps to ensure financial stability : P Chidamabaram

Hyderabad – Warning service tax evaders that the law would ultimately catch up with them, union Finance Minister P. Chida! mbaram Wednesday asked the... read more »

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Education

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 the Union Public Service Commission... read more »

510 more MBBS seats for Punjab, Himachal, Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Punjab will have additional 510 MBBS seats. This comes after several negotiations between the... read more »

Gujarat University to admit 5,000 left-out students off...

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat University (GU) has decided to conduct offline admission for 5,000-odd commerce students who were left without admissions after the... read more »

1.4 million Indian children aged 6-11 out of school: Un...

NEW DELHI: Achieving the goal of getting all children in school by 2015 is now clearly impossible. It has emerged that there are 57.8 million children who are... read more »

A higher degree

As NID becomes an institution of national importance, it can award degrees and carry out research The National Institute of Design (NID) has been declared an... read more »

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Entertainment

Shraddha Kapoor on Saina Nehwal biopic: ‘I can’t wait to learn (b...

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 biopic while she is in the midst of... read more »

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

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... 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 »

Rajinikanth’s 2.0 is Shankar’s baby all the...

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

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

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

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Europe

Coalition deal reached in Germany

Coalition deal reached in Germany

Leaders of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative-led bloc and the Centre-Left Social Democratic Party reached a coalition agreement early Wednesday, negotiators said. The SPD and the... read more »

EU threatens to freeze data sharing with US

EU threatens to freeze data sharing with US

London – The European Union’s (EU) justice and rights commissioner Viviane Reding has threatened to halt data-sharing arrangements with... read more »

Rebekah Brooks once told Colin Montgomerie’s ex-w...

Rebekah Brooks once told Colin Montgomerie's ex-wife 'hacking voicemails easy'

London – Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks once reportedly told Eimear Cook, the ex-wife of golfer Colin Montgomerie, that it was easy to... read more »

Germany, US agree on efforts to rebuild trust

Germany, US agree on efforts to rebuild trust

Berlin – The US and German politicians agreed on efforts to rebuild trust during the visit by a delegation of US lawmakers led by senator Christ Murphy... read more »

Blairs angry and confused over Tony’s affair with Murdo...

Blairs angry and confused over Tony’s affair with Murdoch's ex-wife Wendi Deng claims

London – Former British prime minister Tony Blair’s wife Cherie is fuming over claims that her husband had affair with Rupert Murdoch’s ex-wife... read more »

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Far East

Two South Korean firms in Kaesong to close operations

South Korean lawmakers head to Kaesong complex

Seoul – A group of South Korea lawmakers crossed the border line separating North and South Korea into the Kaesong industrial complex to make an on-site inspection during the parliamentary... read more »

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Ex-Thai PM to file lawsuit against public prosecut...

Bangkok – Former prime minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva Tuesday said he would file a lawsuit against the Office of Attorney General for... read more »

Japan’s NRA urges Tepco to prevent mishaps at crippled ...

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

Washington – Japanese nuclear regulator has urged Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) to improve working conditions at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant... read more »

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes off Japan’s east...

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes off Japan's east coast: USGS

Tokyo –  A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on Monday, the US Geological Survey reported, but no tsunami warning was... read more »

More tsunami advisories issued after strong quake hit o...

More tsunami advisories issued after strong quake hit off NE Japan

TOKYO – More tsunami advisories were issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) early Saturday after a 7. 1 magnitude quake hit off Fukushima... read more »

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Sachin's Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say Phalke kin

Sachin’s Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say Phalke kin

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai – Descendents of Dadasaheb Phalke, the ‘Father of Indian Cinema’, were thrilled when master blaster Sachin Tendulkar was named for Bharat Ratna two days... read more »

Bees, wasps and hornets

Bees, wasps and hornets

A long time ago, I was bitten by a bee on the nape of my neck. My husband immediately ran inside, cut a potato in half and applied it to the sting.... read more »

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

London – British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died Sunday here at her home. She was 94. She “passed away peacefully at her London home... read more »

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Mumbai – Renowned Indian writer Khushwant Singh was Friday awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Mumbai LitFest 2013 here. The award was received... read more »

Sand sculpture marks Tagore’s Nobel Prize centena...

Sand sculpture marks Tagore's Nobel Prize centenary

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

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Food

Roast chicken with potatoes and veggies

My earliest memory of food: I remember eating cereal as a child. My favourite cereals were choco pops and fruity loops with milk. My favourite recipe: It’s a classic dish. I love roast chicken... read more »

Fresh fruit ice creams to beat the heat

If eating ice creams is one of your ways to cool down during summers, this time around, give the artificial flavours a miss and try fresh fruit in... read more »

This summer, make a cold soup

Considered to be a wholesome meal by itself, chilled gazpachos and cucumber broths are perfect for the sweltering heat Can’t bear the thought of a hot... read more »

Five rules of eating sushi

Here are the rules you should go by – Firstly, you do not use the chopsticks to pass food to another. That is actually said to be like giving the bones... read more »

Grab these fruits before they’re gone!

We have a reason to be happy! The city will see Monsoon, most likely, by mid June. But, with rains knocking on our door, there are few seasonal fruits that... read more »

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Germany inflict historic 7-1 World Cup rout on Brazil

Germany inflicted a historic 7-1 rout on hosts Brazil on Tuesday to reach the World Cup final as Miroslav Klose became the all-time leading scorer in the history of the tournament. Brazil have never... read more »

Best yet to come from Germany: Joachim Loew

Joachim Loew insists that the best is yet to come from his side on the eve of Friday’s World Cup quarterfinal against France. Loew’s... read more »

We don’t care about winning ugly, we just want to...

Brazil striker Neymar has admitted he is happy to win ugly as he looks to take another step towards delivering his country’s sixth World Cup on home... read more »

Venezuela eager for Maradona to coach national team

Venezuelan media on Wednesday welcomed the news that Argentina’s former star footballer Diego Maradona might coach their national team. Maradona... read more »

Belgium hang on to defeat U.S.

SALVADOR, Brazil — Kevin De Bruyne turned a heroic night for U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard into defeat on Tuesday with an extra-time goal and an assist... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Gold price to remain range-bound

Gold price retreated on Saturday after scaling a monthly high of Rs.28,585 per 10 gram in Mumbai on Friday. The yellow metal reacted on unwinding by stockists by Rs.190 to close the week at... read more »

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold climbs Rs. 300 on seasonal buying, firming gl...

Continuing its rising streak, gold prices flared up by Rs. 300 to Rs. 28,800 per ten gram in the national capital on Thursday on sustained buying by... read more »

Gold gains Rs. 110 on festive season demand, global cue...

Gold prices jumped by Rs. 110 to Rs. 28,500 per 10 grams in the national capital on Wednesday on festive season demand and positive global cues. Besides,... read more »

Gold prices recover marginally; silver remains higher

NEW DELHI: Gold prices witnessed a modest rebound of Rs 45 to Rs 28,245 after declining for two days at the bullion market here on Thursday following... read more »

Gold, silver extend losses on global cues, sluggish dem...

Gold remained under pressure for the second straight day and declined by Rs 100 to Rs 28,100 per 10 grams in the national capital on Friday on weak cues from... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Do you wake up with a headache?

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

Have a ‘tomato pill’ for super heart h...

Lycopene – a powerful antioxidant that is 10 times more potent than vitamin E – is good for your heart. “There is a wealth of... read more »

Train your mind before your body

Your inability to drag yourself to the gym is only in your head. Here’s how to overcome it and train your brain. Exercise not only makes you feel... read more »

Home remedies for bright white teeth

Pearly whites gone pale! One of the most common problems that every dentist comes across. Though we all wish to have pearly white smile, going for crazy... read more »

Novel way to tackle malaria parasite gene

“This approach could enable much more rapid gene analysis and boost drug-development efforts,” said Jacquin Niles, an associate professor of... read more »

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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 Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery... read more »

Gold falls 0.23% on weak global cuesGold falls 0.2...

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... 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... 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... read more »

Gold inches up for third day; Fed eyed for rate outlook

SINGAPORE: Gold inched up for a third straight session on Wednesday as speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve would vow to maintain interest rates at... read more »

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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 Texas researchers attempted to determine... 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... 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 »

Outdated fashion rules that men need to break

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

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

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

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Middle East

Israel, Gaza violence defies truce ‘deal’

GAZA CITY, Palestinian territories: Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza on Thursday, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiraling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the... read more »

Suicide bomber attacks checkpoint near new Iraq PM...

BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint near the Baghdad home of new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday, two police sources and... read more »

Gaza truce ends with Israel claim of Hamas rocket fire

The Israeli military claimed renewed rocket fire by Gaza militants after a three-day truce expired on Friday and negotiations in Cairo on a new border deal... read more »

Gaza truce ends with Israel claim of Hamas rocket fire

The Israeli military claimed renewed rocket fire by Gaza militants after a three-day truce expired on Friday and negotiations in Cairo on a new border deal... read more »

Arabs see Gaza war stoppage as Hamas victory despite de...

Arab reactions to what seems to be the end of the Gaza war, for now, has been schizophrenic in that there has been widespread condemnation of Israel’s... read more »

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National

Delhi Odd-Even Round-3: 1.3 MN Cars To Go Off Roads, & Top 10...

It is time for round three of the peculiar-even road-area rationing scheme first introduced in ultimate 12 months by using the aam aadmi birthday celebration (AAP) -Led Delhi authorities, as... read more »

Gurgaon Police Planted Knife On Bus Conductor, Fin...

New Delhi: The Cbi’s probe into the killing of Pradhyumn has discovered that gurgaon police planted the homicide weapon, a knife, on college... read more »

Delhi Air Pollution LIVE Updates: Put Politics Aside, F...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday reiterated the need for all neighbouring kingdom governments to pitch in and placed aside their politics so... read more »

Kolkata-Khulna Train Service Flagged Off?

Kolkata: A New passenger teach carrier among Kolkata and Bangladesh’s Southwestern Industrial city of Khulna changed into these days flagged off by... read more »

GST Council Meet Begins Today: 4 Things Modi Must Do To...

The GST council assembly is prepared to start today in assam’s Capital Guwahati, while investors and businessmen alike will hope get a few respite because... read more »

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North America

Merkel hails Greek progress in cutting debt

Merkel hails Greek progress in cutting debt

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday praised the progress Greece has made in cutting debt while meeting her Greek counterpart, but said more could be done in its efforts to overcome... read more »

Population of homeless people in NY City and LA has increased by 27 percent

Population of homeless people in NY City and LA ha...

Federal statistics from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) annual survey of over 3,000 cities and counties show the number... read more »

Kerry blames Muslim Brotherhood for ‘stealing’ Eg...

Kerry blames Muslim Brotherhood for 'stealing’ Egypt revolution

Washington – Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood of having ‘stolen’ the revolution that toppled longtime autocrat... read more »

US-Iran nuke dispute might end in six months, says Obam...

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

Islamabad – President Barack Obama has said that the United States could diplomatically resolve its nuclear dispute with Iran in the next six... read more »

US can access Britons’ personal data under secret...

US can access Britons' personal data under secret deal

London – The US National Security Agency has stored the personal electronic data of British citizens under a secret deal with London, according to files... read more »

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Politics

Strong India-USA ties will benefit people of the world at large&#...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that strong relations between New Delhi and Washington DC will benefit people of both countries and the world at large, wishing the citizens of United... read more »

Hindu religion has solution to all problems in wor...

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said Hindu religion has solution for all the problems in the worldHindu religion has solutions for all the... read more »

Jaitley meets PM Modi, Amit Shah amid raging Lalitgate

Amid the raging row over two top BJP leaders helping scam-tainted former IPL chief Lalit Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday separately met Prime... read more »

Despite signs of truce, Yadav and Bhushan offered to qu...

Aam Aadmi Party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who were in the middle of a bitter infighting, have offered to quit from all party posts provided... read more »

‘Lack of transparency in AAP alienating workers&#...

AAP leader Mayank Gandhi contended on Saturday that the lack of transparency within the party was alienating workers, a reflection of the growing rift between... read more »

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NASA sends hi-tech ‘sandals’ into space

NASA has sent a pair of high-tech ‘space sandals’ to the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how heavy loads can damage an astronauts’ bones and muscles. The... 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... 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 »

Google doodle celebrates Mary Anning’s 215th birt...

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

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South Asia

Musharraf trial: Court wants security tightened

Musharraf trial: Court wants security tightened

Islamabad – The Islamabad Anti-Terrorist Court Friday granted former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s request for exemption from appearing before it in the judges’ detention case, and... read more »

Pakistan president's warning to Taliban

Pakistan president’s warning to Taliban

Islamabad – Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain has warned that other option! s could be used against the Taliban militants if peace... read more »

Bangladesh detains former president Ershad

Hussain Muhammad Ershad

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s former military dictator and Jatiya Party chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad was detained in Dhaka Thursday night. Ershad was... read more »

War not an option, rival military officials should meet...

Shahbaz visit must revive India-Pakistan peace: daily

New Delhi – Pa! kistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the younger brother of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has said Islamabad would be... read more »

Khaleda Zia asks India to respect majority’s aspi...

Khaleda Zia asks India to respect majority's aspirations

Dhaka – Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia has asked India to “respect the aspirations of the majority in Bangladesh” and urged the ruling Awami... read more »

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Sports

We were sick and tired of losing: Sikander Raza

Harare: “We were sick and tired of just competing against better nations and losing in the end,” said Zimbabwe’s stand-in cricket captain Sikander Raza as he lavished praise of his... read more »

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

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... 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 »

Carlos to be marquee-player-cum-manager for Delhi Dynam...

He may be well past his prime but Brazil’s World Cup winner Roberto Carlos today said he is “still mentally strong” to double up as Delhi Dynamos’... read more »

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Travel

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 emergency in Bangkok — the country’s... read more »

Travel advisory for foreign tourists a worry for E...

Siliguri – Unfavorable travel advice issued by many western countries following sexual harassment to tourists in India has come as a major... read more »

Indian tourists flocking to Australia

Melbourne – Indian tourists are flocking to see beauty of Australia taking the total number of overseas travellers from the region to over 134,000 from... read more »

Phuket is the perfect place to go hopping mad on Thaila...

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Thailand is full of moments and memories you won’t forget, the things that make you smile when you’re having a bad day or staring at another grey, dreary... read more »

Goa bags best stall award at Travel and Tourism Fair (T...

Goa bags best stall award at Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF),2014

Panaji – Goa has been awarded the best designed stall at the Travel and Tourism Fair (TTF) Bangalore held recently. The three day fest brought together... read more »

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World

BSF camp near Srinagar airport attacked, ASI and three terrorists...

SRINAGAR: Security forces foiled an attempt by the Jaish-e-Muhammed to storm a BSF camp near the high-security Srinagar airport on Tuesday, killing all three terrorists in an operation that also... read more »

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