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How to Teach Humans to Remember Really Complex Passwords

If passwords are considered the bane of the data security industry, it’s partly because humans are awful at choosing them: By some counts, we still pick “password” a facepalm-inducing one in 20 times. But a study from two researchers at Microsoft and Princeton suggests there’s hope for... read more »

Indian joint winner of George Polya Priz...

Indian joint winner of George Polya Prize

Nikhil Srivastava, a young Indian mathematician, has become the first joint winner of the prestigious 2014 George Polya Prize for finding a solution to a problem that had eluded mathematicians for more than half a century. read more »

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LAVA UNVEILS 6-INCH PHABLET ‘MAGNUM X604’ FOR RS 11,999

A new 6-inch phablet is going to hit the shelves under brand Lava. The newly launched phablet dubbedMagnum X604 is now available for Rs 11,999. The phablet come dipped in black and white colors and is up for grab via national retail chain stores and multi-brand outlets, and for online shoppers... read more »

Titan could have own Dead Sea

Titan could have own Dead Sea

The ocean inside one of Saturn’s moons could be as salty as the Dead Sea, NASA scientists have found. The data comes from the Cassini space probe’s repeated flybys of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, over the past 10 years. The findings are published in this week’s edition of... 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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Some bank bulls grow wary on policy uncertainty

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

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

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

India’s Avenue Supermarts IPO oversubscribed 106 ...

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – The last day of bidding for an initial public offering (IPO) by India’s Avenue Supermarts Ltd saw investors clamouring for the... read more »

India’s industrial output up 2.7 percent in Janua...

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s industrial output rose 2.7 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. ... read more »

Volkswagen, Tata Motors plan to cooperate in India

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NEW DELHI/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmaker Volkswagen said on Friday it had signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a partnership with Tata... 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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World Cup 2015: MS Dhoni seeks Ravi Shastri’s advice to cur...

An overwhelming win over Pakistan may have brought a lot of cheer to the Indiancricket team after an indifferent Australian Summer, but there are a few grey areas that are yet to be addressed by the... read more »

We batted well, disappointed with fielding: Skippe...

Although pleased with the batting efforts of his team, Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura Thursday said he was disappointed with his team’s... read more »

World Cup: South Africa use Kirsten and Hussey experien...

The Indian cricket team sweated out at the nets today ahead of its Sunday’s World Cup clash against South Africa, who are drawing on the deep insight of... read more »

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... 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 Pool... read more »

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Rupee gains 31 paise to one-month high of 62.05 against dollar

Rupee gains 31 paise to one-month high of 62.05 against dollar

The rupee recovered from early losses and gained 31 paise to close at a one-month high of 62.05 against the dollar on Wednesday on fresh selling by exporters and banks, amid foreign capital inflows... read more »

Reliance Life ties up with insurance repositories

Reliance Life ties up with insurance repositories

Thiruvananthapuram – Reliance Life Insurance Company (RLIC) Wednesday announced their tie up with all five designated insurance repositories... read more »

Sensex trades flat during early session

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 17.66 points or 0.08 percent down in the morning trade Wednesday. Good buying... read more »

Gold tumbled by Rs 510 to Rs 31,015 per ten grams, weak...

Gold tumbled by Rs 510 to Rs 31,015 per ten grams, , weak global cues

After two days of gains, gold tumbled by Rs 510 to Rs 31,015 per ten grams in New Delhi on Monday on stockists selling at existing higher levels amid a weak... read more »

Sensex up 70 points in early trade on GDP data

Sensex down 36 points in early trade

Mumbai – Continuing its rising streak for the third straight day, the BSE benchmark sensex rose over 70 points in early trade on Monday on sustained... read more »

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IIT aspirants worried

PATNA: Hundreds of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants were in a worried lot on Tuesday as the joint online choice-filling and seat allocation portal for admission to the IITs was... read more »

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... read more »

Engineering counselling in Tamil Nadu to begin on July ...

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

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Zeenat Aman: Priyanka Chopra Will Be Ideal For My Biopic

Veteran actress Zeenat Aman, who is still remembered for her bold character in Dev Anand’s “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, says that Priyanka Chopra would be ideal for her biopic if a film is ever... read more »

Watch Tubelight teaser: Salman Khan is a simpleton...

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... read more »

Deepika Padukone attacks foreign media for confusing he...

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

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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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Sand sculpture marks Tagore's Nobel Prize centenary

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 in Odisha, the embassy said Thursday. The... read more »

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

Manipur’s Kut Festival sends out message of ...

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

Furore over images of Hindu deities on beer bottles

Furore over images of Hindu deities on beer bottles

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

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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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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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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 upcoming festive season amid a firming global... read more »

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

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... read more »

Gold at three-month low on global cues

Extending losses for the eighth straight day, gold prices tumbled to trade at a three-month low of Rs. 27,600 per ten gram by falling Rs. 150 in the national... read more »

Gold dips below Rs 28K level on weak global cues

Continuing its losing streak for the fourth straight day, gold prices dipped below the Rs 28,000-level by falling Rs 70 to hit over two-month low of Rs 27,950... read more »

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... read more »

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No link between caesarean sections, autism

A new study has claimed that babies born via caesarean section are not at any greater risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The new research renounced the previous study that linked... read more »

More employees to have healthy lifestyle options a...

More employees will have access to health promotion programmes and healthier food options at their workplaces by the end of March next year. A... read more »

‘Walter Mitty’ bank manager lived ‘lottery’ lifestyle t...

Gordon Irvine siphoned tens of thousands of pounds from the ATM at the Santander bank he ran in Lochee High Street before blowing the cash on foreign holidays... read more »

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... 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 »

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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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Heavy Rains Lash Chennai, Showers To Continue For 4-5 Days?

After hot days and water scarcity, chennai finally received Rain. the a whole lot-awaited monsoon, which turned into predicted for weeks now, arrived in chennai on monday. The tamil nadu weatherman... read more »

The New Rahul Gandhi Is Because of The New India: ...

Once mocked mercilessly for his Articulation and Disregarded contemptuously as incapable of spearheading the rate in opposition to high minister... read more »

North Korea LIVE: Rex Tillerson says India Could Act as...

India’s Diplomatic ties with North Korea should act as a “Conduit for communications”, us secretary of country rex tillerson has... read more »

‘When Will You Get Married’? Watch Rahul Gandhi’s Reply...

Congress Vice Chairman Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he believes in future in relation to Marriage. The congress chief additionally said he does some wearing... read more »

Narendra Modi Inaugurates Ferry Service in Poll-Bound G...

Unfazed by means of the competition’s attack over demonetisation and GST, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on sunday vowed to preserve the Technique of... read more »

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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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AAP govt. of Delhi to give Rs.1 crore to killed constable's family

Kejriwal to step down as AAP convenor?

Amid the last-ditch efforts to tide over the differences within, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is learnt to have offered to step down as Aam Aadmi Party national convenor ahead of the... read more »

Not worried about Congress-RJD alliance, says Nitish

NDA hits out at Nitish, Cong says Manjhi quit as B...

NDA today accused JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar of “sacrificing” a Mahadalit while Congress saw BJP’s “panic” behind Chief... read more »

Barack Obama witnesses India’s military might, cu...

11:59 am: The flypast concludes with another Su-30 MkI carrying out a “Vertical Charlie” manoeuvre over the saluting dais. 11:58 am:  Three Su-30 MkI of... read more »

Amit Shah Defends Projecting Kiran Bedi As Delhi Chief ...

BJP today strongly denied “borrowing” Kiran Bedi to win Assembly elections in Delhi and played down the controversy over the charge that she had... read more »

Delhi elections 2015: Confident of running Delhi govt f...

Kejriwal appeals honest officers to approach him

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

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Panasonic P81 launched in India for Rs 18,990: Octa-core phablet ...

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

Monsoon to hit Andaman around May 17

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

Google Doodle celebrates Nobel-prize winning British ch...

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

Dolphins originated 6 million years earlier than though...

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

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... 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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Rani Rampal to captain U-21 Indian team

Star striker Rani Rampal will captain the 18-member Indian women’s junior hockey team in the Volvo International U-21 tournament beginning in the Netherlands on July 19. The tournament will see... read more »

Names of 18-men junior hockey team announced

India today named an 18-member junior men’s hockey team for the six-nation Volvo International U-21 Tournament to be played in the Netherlands... read more »

Lahiri gives up early gains in first round

India’s Anirban Lahiri continued his European journey in style after registering an even par score through 13 holes in the first round of the Scottish Open,... read more »

India score 255 runs against Zimbabwe

It’s a feast for a sports lover today as Ind-Zim, Ban-SA, Eng-Aus and Federer vs Murray. A second string Indian side will take on Zimbabwe. It is... read more »

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,... read more »

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Free Travel Apps To Get Your New Year 2014 Moving

It’s a brand new year, and for many it’s traditional to set new goals and resolve to see them through to completion by the end of the year. The key to realizing the satisfaction of... read more »

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... read more »

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

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

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 the city... 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 »

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

NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO

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

E-mail authentication reduces phishing scams: Google

Commentary: How to get a job at 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 for Google – i.e., the... read more »

Government announced the launch of an online information guide, Vikaspedia

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

The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow in 2014: Gartner

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 said on Thursday. With demand... read more »

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 that has long... read more »