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Know all about latest Oppo Find 7: Speci...

Know all about latest Oppo Find 7: Specifications, Features and Price

Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo kicked off its India operations earlier this year and has since then launched a host of smartphones including the flagship Find 7. Like other Chinese smartphone vendors in the country like Gionee, Oppo’s mantra too seems to be – offer customers good quality... read more »

US names mountain after Indian-American ...

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, for his work he did as an explorer in 1971-72. Sinha was a member of a team that catalogued population... read more »

Speed of thought is faster than Light:US...

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 relativity is slower than has been thought. The theory of general relativity suggests light travels at 299,792,458 metres/second in a vacuum. The claim... read more »

Aussie scientists’ time travel bre...

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 well-known clashing theories. Led by PhD student Martin Ringbauer, the research will add to the study of how time travel could be possible and... read more »

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Mukherjee, 52 other leaders to attend Mandela-linked memorial events

‘Mandela was constant source of inspiration at Robben Islan...

Johannesburg – Nelson Mandela was a constant source of inspiration to the entire body of prisoners at the Robben Island and transformed me from being an angry young man to one who learnt to... read more »

South Africa prepares for Mandela funeral

South Africa prepares for Mandela funeral

The government of South Africa was working frantically on the weekend to prepare for Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the “father... read more »

Mandela’s transformational leadership to last for...

Mandela's transformational leadership to last forever

By Santhosh Babu Almost four years ago, transformational leadership Mandela-style hit close home. While conducting a leadership alignment workshop for the... read more »

Obama to attend memorial events in honour of Mandela

Obama to attend memorial events in honour of Mandela

Washington – US President Barack Obama will fly to South Africa next week to attend the memorial events to be he! ld in honour of Nelson Mandela, the... read more »

Africa must ensure its own security: France

Africa must ensure its own security: France

Paris – France has said it is up to African leaders to guarantee people’s security in the continent. Heading a two-day Africa summit on peace and... read more »

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Chinese react to stampede deaths: Thought this happened only in I...

China on Friday mourned the 36 dead from New Year festivities at its financial capital Shanghai, as the city government revealed the victims of the deadly stampede were mainly young women. Among the... read more »

Explosion in Auto-Parts Plant in China Kills 17, X...

An explosion at an auto-parts factory in southern China’s Guangdong province killed 17 people and injured 20 others, the official Xinhua News... read more »

Chinese man jailed for 13 years for eating tigers

BEIJING – A Chinese man has been jailed for 13 years for buying and eating endangered tigers and making wine made out of their blood, state media... read more »

Father of pilot captured by ISIS pleads for release

AMMAN (Jordan): The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria has pleaded for his son’s release. Safi Yousef... read more »

Chinese city, university ban Christmas celebrations

History behind common Christmas traditions revealed

BEIJING: A Chinese city, which earlier saw demolition of portions of churches, has banned Christmas celebrations. Joining the move is a university in Xian,... read more »

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Uber a good brand, but its products not tuned to Indian customers...

While Uber is a good brand with good products, competitor Ola’s Co-Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal feels it trails in India because its products are not tuned to the needs of the Indian... read more »

Antrix told to pay Devas $672 million

The International Court of Arbitration upheld the Deutsche Telekom-funded Devas’s argument that the cancellation of the deal six years after an... read more »

Global stocks touch two-year low

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

India Up 16 Places to 55th on Global Competitiveness In...

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

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

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

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China urges personnel's safety in South Sudan

UNGA should play a greater role: China

United Nations – China called on the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to play a greater role in shaping the agenda of global development beyond 2015. Wang Min, China’s deputy permanent... read more »

China allegedly withholds residence visas for NYT, Bloomberg reporters

China daily criticises Cameron, says Britain not &...

Sydney – A China daily has criticised British Prime Minister David Cameron for colluding with France and Germany to provoke Beijing over the... read more »

China announces launch of Chang’e-3 lunar probe &...

China announces launch of Chang'e-3 lunar probe "successful"

Beijing – China launched it’s first moon rover aboard its Chang’e-3 lunar probe on Monday, bringing Chinese dreams of reaching the moon... read more »

Chinese fighter jets patrol new air-defence zone

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

Beijing – Chinese fighter jets Thursday carried out patrols in the newly demarcated East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone, an official... read more »

US bombers defy China’s air-defence zone

US bombers defy China's air-defence zone

Washington – Two US B-52 bombers defied China’s new air-defence zone over the East China Sea, flying directly into the demarcated zone without... read more »

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Raina has shown the willingness to learn

For nearly a month after his hurried 20 against the Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide in December, Suresh Raina did not face another ball on tour. It was on January 6, a full thirty-two days later... read more »

Making heavy weather of a small chase

New Zealand narrowly avoided a major misstep, edging Scotland by three wickets in a low-scoring match on Tuesday to stay unbeaten after two games in... read more »

ICC World Cup: Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer turns Ind...

The Swiss great, a winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, was pictured on his Facebook page admiring an Indian team shirt, which he had unwrapped from a gift box.... read more »

Slinger Malinga fit for Sri Lanka’s World Cup opening m...

Express pace bowler Lasith Malinga is fit for Sri Lanka’s opening World Cup clash against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval on Saturday, captain Angelo Mathews... read more »

Won’t have sledging war with Warner, says Anderso...

England pace spearhead James Anderson says the team has no intention of provoking a sledging war with firebrand Australian opener David Warner in Saturday’s... read more »

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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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Admit on 3-year pattern, UGC says

NEW DELHI: The standing committee set up by University Grants Commission to advise it and Delhi University on scrapping the four-year-undergraduate programme (FYUP) and reverting to the three-year... read more »

Engineering counselling in Tamil Nadu to begin on ...

CHENNAI: The engineering counselling in Tamil Nadu, coordinated by Anna University, will begin on July 7, a press release from the Tamil Nadu... read more »

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FLY HIGH I have just completed my class XII (non-medical), but did not score well. I did not take any engineering entrance test either. How can I become an... read more »

AIIMS MBBS 2014 entrance results declared, Vizag girl t...

New Delhi: The results for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance test for MBBS programme for the session 2014-2015 were declared on... read more »

UGC chairman meets Smriti Irani over DU admission row

NEW DELHI: A day after issuing an order to Delhi University to roll back its four-year undergraduate programme, University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman... read more »

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Watch Tubelight teaser: Salman Khan is a simpleton stuck in the 1...

The teaser of Tubelight, directed by Kabir Khan, and starring Salman Khan and Zhu Zhu in the lead roles, is finally here. Perhaps, there can not be a better and more successful writer-director... read more »

Deepika Padukone attacks foreign media for confusi...

Over the last few months, on several occasions, the foreign media mistook Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for her contemporary Priyanka Chopra, but... read more »

Parineeti & Shraddha battle it out to perform at th...

The two leading ladies of Bollywood who share not just acting talent but are also competing to emerge as who’s the better singer are in a fight right... read more »

SC rejects plea seeking Salman Khan’s bail cancel...

The Supreme Court dismissed on Monday a petition seeking cancellation of bail of film star Salman Khan who was convicted and sentenced in a hit-and-run case.... read more »

Sonakshi Sinha to play RAW agent in ‘Force 2̵...

Actress Sonakshi Sinha will star opposite John Abraham in upcoming action drama “Force 2” . The 28-year-old “Dabangg” actress is set to play a RAW... read more »

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Iranian n-programme makes 'important first step': David Cameron

Iranian n-programme makes ‘important first step’: Dav...

London – British Pri! me Minister David Cameron said Sunday that the agreement reached on Iran’s nuclear programme in Geneva was “an important first step”. “We now have... read more »

Britain calls Geneva deal on Iran 'encouraging'

Britain calls Geneva deal on Iran ‘encouragi...

London – British Foreign Secretary William Hague has hailed the agreement reached between the P5+1 group and Iran on the latter’s... read more »

David Cameron asked to justify arms exports to `human-r...

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

London – UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been asked to justify allowing export of machine guns and assault rifles to Sri Lanka, despite his recent... read more »

Women rescued from UK house after 30 years

Women rescued from UK house after 30 years

Three women enslaved for 30 years have been rescued from a house in London including one who has spent her entire life in domestic servitude, police said on... read more »

Germany to introduce national minimum wage: Merkel

German coalition agreement emerging

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated that the country will introduce a national minimum wage as demanded by her prospective coalition... read more »

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Manipur's Kut Festival sends out message of peace and harmony

Manipur’s Kut Festival sends out message of peace and harmo...

Imphal –  The Kuki, Chin and Mizo tribes recently came together in the hill districts of Manipur to celebrate ‘Chavang-Kut’, the autumn post harvest festival, with great enthusiasm and... read more »

Furore over images of Hindu deities on beer bottles

Furore over images of Hindu deities on beer bottle...

Sydney – An Australian brewery has c! ome under severe criticism from Hindu groups for depicting religious deities on the labels of its... read more »

Kashmiris next after Nigerians on Goa’s hate list...

Kashmiris next after Nigerians on Goa's hate list?

Majorda (Goa) – After last week’s backlash against Nigerians in Goa, are Kashmiris next in line? The gram sabha of south Goa’s Majorda... read more »

‘India can help stop persecution of Baha’is...

'India can help stop persecution of Baha'is'

By Gaurav Sharma New Delhi – India can play a very important role in stopping the persecution of Baha’is in Iran, says international human rights... read more »

On 125th birth anniversary, Maulana Azad lies a forgott...

On 125th birth anniversary, Maulana Azad lies a forgotten man

By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi – Its red sandstone boundary walls are defaced with posters and betel juice marks. Shopkeepers hang cases full of clothes... read more »

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Food

A European treat in Chandigarh

Adding more sweetness to the foodie landscape of Chandigarh, La Stella, the spanking new bakery in Sector 9, is an authentic European treat. Endeavouring to offer a taste of classic French... read more »

Japanese grilling: First, you must master the binc...

The first thing you learn to respect with Japanese-style grilling is the binchotan, a charcoal that produces virtually no flames and no smoke but... read more »

Storehouse of nutrients, leafy Kale a must in our daily...

Kale, a green leafy vegetable of the cabbage family, has shot to fame in the recent past. It originated in Asia and was brought to Europe around 600 BC. Also,... read more »

Goodness of tropical fruits

Goodness of tropical fruits

The tropics is blessed with sunshine all year long along with abundant rainfall and some of the most popular fruits in the world. Read on to find out about... read more »

McDonald`s shuts down `advice` website post criticism

McDonald`s shuts down `advice` website post criticism

New York – Fast food chain McDonald’s Corp has shut down a website that warned its own employees against eating fast food, after it garnered negative... read more »

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World Cup: USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard sets World Cup record with...

Of all that was said about Tim Howard’s performance against Belgium, “best ever” pretty much sums it up. In his 104th cap, Howard single-handedly kept the USMNT in the match until the end of... read more »

Substitute did the trick for France against Nigeri...

In the round of 16, France overcame resolute Nigeria, whereas, Germany beat Algeria in extra-time. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee... read more »

World Cup 2014: Brazil’s win over Chile and Costa...

Costa Rica’s win over Greece was the 24th time a tie at the finals had been decided on penalties – here we look back at the history of shootouts... read more »

Portugal defeat Ghana 2-1; both exit World Cup

Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1 in Brasilia on Thursday with World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing the winner, but both sides exit the World Cup as... read more »

World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi’s goals hide gaps in Argen...

Ronaldo, Messi, Ribery shortlisted for Ballon d'Or

Brazil: Lionel Messi led Argentina to a third straight win at World Cup 2014, papering over what some opponents say is the two-time champion’s defensive... read more »

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Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold, silver recover on fresh demand

Gold prices recovered by Rs 25 to Rs 28,475 per 10 grams in the national capital on Monday on fresh buying by jewellers and retailers amid a firm global trend. Silver also moved up by Rs 250 to Rs... read more »

Gold extends gains on safe-haven bids

Gold prices on Friday rose further by Rs. 150 to Rs. 28,500 per ten gram in the national capital, tracking robust international markets as investors... read more »

High gold imports poop exports party biz

The yellow metal is back to haunt the economy with gold imports in June jumping 65.13 per cent to $ 3.12 billion from $1.88 billion in the same month last... read more »

Gold falls 0.3% on weak global cues

Gold futures fell 0.35% to Rs 28,269 per 10 grams today as speculators locked-in gains amid a weak global trend. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for... read more »

Gold, silver extend gains on sustained buying

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold prices rose further by Rs 75 to Rs 28,200 per 10 grams on Thursday, extending Wednesday’s gains in New Delhi on increased buying by jewellers and... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Want to live longer? Eat Walnuts

Scientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per cent, the Daily Express reported. In general, nut... read more »

Exercises for better eyesight

In the time it will take you to read this page (five minutes, we anticipate, for the slow reader), you would have blinked 60 times. Of all the... read more »

2 min of exercise helps elderly stay healthy

It doesn’t require seven days a week exercise that the current Government guidelines promote. People should do muscle-strengthening activities on two or... read more »

When not to exercise

There are certain times when you shouldn’t be exercising at all, when you can safely stop training and don’t have to blame yourself for being... read more »

7 super ways you won’t have breast cancer

In the last 25 years, the incidence of breast cancer among Indian women has risen.According to information available on the Tata Memorial Hospital’s... read more »

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Investing

Gold rises in futures trade on global cues

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

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

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,... 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 »

Gold, silver up on increased buying, firm global cues

Gold prices rose further by Rs. 10 to Rs 27,460 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday, on increased buying by jewellers and retailers for the... read more »

Gold price ends at fresh 3-month low of Rs 27,415 per t...

New Delhi: Gold prices fell further by Rs 195 to close at fresh three-month low of Rs 27,415 per ten gram in the national capital Friday on continued selling... read more »

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Time management in kitchen

For a working professional, be it a man or a woman, managing one’s time spent in the kitchen is very important. Not everyday can one think of ordering food from outside. Healthy living... read more »

Recipe: Fruit Salad

 Ingredients: We need one or two red apples One sliced peach 2 stalks celery 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 pack of  lemon... read more »

PM Modi invites suggestions on International Yoga Day

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday invited suggestions to mark the first International Yoga Day June 21. “Share your ideas and inputs on marking the... read more »

How to improve your dental health!

A beautiful smile is a gift endowed by nature that one must always cherish. But are you afraid that your smile will no longer draw the desired attention it... read more »

Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patien...

A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The new research... read more »

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Middle East

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 for the coastal strip hit a deadlock. The... read more »

Arabs see Gaza war stoppage as Hamas victory despi...

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... read more »

Israeli army announces total withdrawal from Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM: A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas meant to last at least three days and end nearly a month of fighting went into effect in the Gaza Strip in... read more »

Gaza conflict: Israel calls up 16,000 reserve soldiers

Israel is calling up 16,000 extra reservists to bolster its military as the conflict in Gaza continues. The deployment brings the total called up by Israel to... read more »

Former Libyan deputy prime minister kidnapped in Tripol...

TRIPOLI: Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped Libya’s former deputy prime minister Mustafa Abu Shagor, a parliamentarian confirmed. The gunmen... read more »

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Terror Attacks in Jammu and Kashmir: a Timeline of Latest Inciden...

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

What’s the Godhra Train burning case

The Gujarat high court on monday commuted the loss of life sentence offered to 11 convicts to life time period within the Godhra Educate burning... read more »

Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat stay updates: Congress vice pre...

Beginning the second one leg of his navsarjan yatra in ballot -certain gujarat, congress vice-president rahul gandhi is scheduled to visit diverse districts... read more »

Row over Amit Shah’s son: Rs 100cr defamation sui...

A political typhoon hit the Narendra Modi-led authorities and the bharatiya janata celebration (BGP) after a news internet site pronounced that a business... read more »

Doklam Returned Again: are there different hidden goals...

The Ministry of external affairs has denied that there’s any trade in the reputation quo at doklam as agreed on august 25 paving manner for... read more »

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North America

Kerry, Karzai reach pact on U.S. troop stay beyond 2014

Kerry, Karzai reach pact on U.S. troop stay beyond 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai had agreed on the terms of the bilateral security agreement (BSA) to cover the presence of American troops... read more »

US Congressman Radel arrested for cocaine possession

US Congressman Trey Radel arrested for cocaine pos...

Washington – First-term US congressman Trey Radel of Florida has been arrested for possession of cocaine, court documents showed on Tuesday. A... read more »

End self-inflicted fiscal pain, says Obama

End self-inflicted fiscal pain, says Obama

Washington – US President Barack Obama called for bipartisan efforts to end self-inflicted fiscal pain in the nation, like the government shutdown that... read more »

Give diplomacy a chance for six months on Iran sanction...

Obama assuages Netanyahu on Iran post 'historic blunder' remarks

A day before the United States and the other world leaders are set to resume negotiations with Iran in Geneva, U.S. President Barack Obama has asked American... read more »

No need for fresh sanctions on Iran: Obama

No need for fresh sanctions on Iran: Obama

Washington – There is no need for Congress to add new sanctions on Iran if the US is serious about pursuing diplomatic solution to Tehran’s... read more »

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Sakshi Maharaj refuses to regret 4 kids remark, says raat gayee, ...

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 MP Sakshi Maharaj remains defiant.... read more »

Planning Commission’s end will spur privatiz...

New Delhi: The government decision to replace the Planning Commission with NITI Aayog is a regressive step that will only push India towards a... read more »

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

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

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

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

BJP lacks leadership in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

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

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

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Soon, a method to predict volcanic eruption

Preventing disasters from volcanic eruption could soon be more effective as scientists have now come closer to developing a method to predicting volcanic eruption behaviour. A process called... read more »

Nasa reaffirms support to India's Mars orbiter mission: Isro

NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISR...

Washington – US space agency NASA today said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India’s ISRO. The... read more »

Commentary: How to get a job at Google

E-mail authentication reduces phishing scams: Google

Mountain View, Calif. –  Last June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The New York Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations... read more »

Government announced the launch of an online informatio...

New Delhi –  Government today announced the launch of an online information guide, Vikaspedia, for social sectors, and software tools to develop... read more »

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow in 2014: Gartn...

The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone

Growth in global smartphone revenue is expected to slow this year as cheaper devices hit the market and weigh on average selling prices, research firm Gartner... read more »

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Jamaat calls for strike in Bangladesh over leader's death

Jamaat calls for strike in Bangladesh over leader’s death

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party has called for a nationwide dawn-to-dusk general strike Sunday in protest of the execution of its leader Abdul Quader Mollah. The announcement... read more »

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Mixed reactions to Jamaat-e-Islami leader’s ...

Dhaka – Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Abdul Quader Mollah’s execution Thursday for crimes against humanity in 1971 – the first... read more »

Shahbaz Sharif meets PM, extends invite to visit Pakist...

Shahbaz Sharif meets PM, extends invite to visit Pakistan

New Delhi – Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Thursday and handed over an invitation from Pakistan... read more »

Imran’s party’s blockade of Nato supplies &...

Imran's party's blockade of Nato supplies 'hurting' Pak army's interests: Experts

Peshawar –  Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s ongoing suspension of Nato supplies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is against Pakistan military’s interest,... read more »

‘Osama doc’ Afridi’s lawyer flees Pak...

'Osama doc' Afridi's lawyer flees Pak after life threats from militants

Peshawar – The lawyer for Dr Shakil Afridi, who helped the United States track down al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has fled Pakistan after receiving... read more »

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Double points for Force India at British GP

Sahara Force India today enjoyed its second successive double points finish with Nico Hulkenberg finishing seventh and Sergio Perez ninth at their home race, British Grand Prix, here. At seventh,... read more »

Disappointed Pak hockey team returns home after HW...

The Pakistan hockey team returned today from Brussels after a disappointing campaign in the FIH World League Semifinals and coach Shahnaz Sheikh... read more »

Sunil Chhetri spearheads list in ISL player auction

Star striker Sunil Chhetri spearheads the list of players who are set to go under the auctioner’s hammer at the first “Player Auction” of the Indian... read more »

Test of character awaits for Rahane-led Indian team in ...

After a disappointing Bangladesh tour, the Indian team will test its bench strength when it will take on deflated Zimbabwe in a three ODI and two T20 starting... read more »

Indian beaten 0-4 as defence succumbs against Belgium

It been a roller coaster ride for Indian hockey team in FIH Hockey World League. India suffered a crushing 0-4 defeat against above ranked Belgium in the... read more »

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Indian tourists flocking to Australia

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 January to October this year, a report... read more »

Five fun things you can do for free on your next trip to Atlanta

Five fun things you can do for free on your next t...

Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But... read more »

China city offers three-day visa-free visit

China city offers three-day visa-free visit

Beijing – A Chinese city is offering a visa-free visit for nationals from 51 countries. The travellers, however, must hold a valid passport, third... read more »

Tips on safe air travel for pregnant women

Tips on safe air travel for pregnant women

New Delhi – Expecting mothers with no identified complications or concerns with pregnancy can travel by airplane without any worries but with caution,... read more »

Most-reviewed locations in 2013

Most-reviewed locations in 2013

New Delhi – Online reviews by travellers have become a sure-shot way for some to plan their next vacation. In 2013, the most reviewed cities were the... read more »

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World

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants kill 17 in attack

Somalia’s al-Shabaab fighters attacked a military base outside the capital Mogadishu using car bombs and guns, killing 17 soldiers and taking control of the base and a nearby town, the group... read more »

Iraq blocks international flights to Kurdistan in ...

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – International flights to and from Iraq’s Kurdistan region were set to end from 6:00 p.m. (11.00 a.m. ET) on Friday,... read more »

North Korea ‘rogue nation and embarrassment to China...

US President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed North Korea for carrying out its biggest nuclear test, saying that the actions of the east Asian nation are a... read more »

17-year-old Russian girl, alleged mastermind of Blue Wh...

A 17-year-old Russian girl has been arrested for allegedly being the mastermind behind the deadly Blue Whale Challenge, that encouraged players to commit... read more »

After Sharif, who could be Pakistan’s next PM? Brother,...

Nawaz Sharif was ousted from the prime minister’s office by the Supreme Court, but as the head of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party he... read more »

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HTC to launch cheaper smartphones to return to profit

Smarting from growing losses, Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp says it will expand its range of cheaper products as it fixes off-target marketing for its premium smartphones. The company... read more »

Apple wins appeal in Google’s Motorola iPhone patent case

Apple buys back $14 billion in stock : Tim Cook

Apple has repurchased $14 billion worth of its stock in the last two weeks after disappointing first-quarter results, the Wall Street Journal reported quoting chief executive Tim... read more »

Auto Expo 2014: Sachin Tendulkar unveils BMW i8

Greater Noida: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar unveiled four cars from the BMW stable at the Auto Expo on Wednesday. Sachin, whose love for four wheels is a known fact, is also the brand... read more »

Motorola Moto G hits in India at Rs 12999

NEW DELHI: Motorola’s much awaited Android smartphone Moto G has been launched in India at a price point of Rs 12,499 for the 8GB variant and Rs 13,999 for the 16GB storage... read more »

At Satya Nadella’s school in Hyderabad, teachers recall a &...

Hyderabad –  Indian-American Satya Nadella is the new CEO of Microsoft. With his appointment, Mr Nadella joins an elite group of Indian-origin executives such as Pepsi’s Indra Nooyi,... read more »