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Uranus-like planet discovered 25,000 lig...

Uranus-like planet discovered 25,000 light years away

The first known exoplanet resembling Uranus in our own solar system has been detected orbiting a distant star 25,000 light years from earth, astronomers report. Orbiting a double star system, the planet was detected with a technique known as microlensing, where the ability of massive stars to bend... read more »

Isro says India’s Mars Orbiter Mis...

Isro says India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is on target

Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in Bangalore are preparing for a series of actions as the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will reach a crucial stage on September 24. According to a top Isro official, it will be known on this day whether the mission was successful. K... read more »

‘God particle’ could demolish the univer...

‘God particle’ could demolish the universe, :Hawking

The elusive ‘God particle’ discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned. According to Mr. Hawking, 72, at very high energy levels the Higgs boson, which gives shape and size to everything that exists, could... read more »

Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of its journey in space and is just 23 days away from reaching its intended orbit. ”Mars Orbiter Mission completes 300 days in space. Just... 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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Beheaded Mumbai Woman Had Been Married Just 5 Days, Husband Arres...

Priyanka Gurav, 24, who was living with her in-laws in Worli, went missing on May 5. Her torso was found a day later in a drain in Navi Mumbai, about 50 kms from where she... read more »

Death toll rises: 3 dead as Honda City falls off D...

Seven students were on their way to appear for an exam in Narela in the Honda City car when the accident took place. The police claim the car was... read more »

UP governor Ram Naik blames previous governments for st...

Governor Ram Naik today lauded the Yogi Adityanath dispensation for its “resolve” to transform Uttar Pradesh into a developed state, while indirectly... read more »

elp for Mumbai auto driver with paralysed wife after ph...

A powerful photo of Versova autorickshaw driver Mohammad Saeed, 26, who lets his two-year-old son sleep on his lap while he works, recently went viral,... read more »

Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath government declares Satu...

Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Dinesh Sharma after a meeting on Friday decided to declare Saturday as no school bag day. Trying to take load off... 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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Ola raises $2 billion from Softbank, Tencent, other investors.

Chinese internet giant has concluded a USD 2 billion fund raising from Tencent, Japan’s SoftBank and other US-based investors, according to multiple news reports. Tencent has concluded a $400... read more »

RCom-Aircel Merger Called Off Due to ‘Regula...

Reliance Communications, which is reeling under a debt of about Rs 46,000 crore, Sunday called off merger talks with Aircel, citing “legal and... read more »

4 Main Reasons for Rejection of Your Business Loan and ...

“You are rejected”— these three words are enough to panic you! Whether it’s a job, love proposal or a business loan, rejection hurts, and it hurts... read more »

5 Signs You Need to Make a Switch to LED Luminaires

LED lights are the lighting choice of the future and industries across the globe are adopting this technology at a fast pace. The lighting industry is... read more »

When Should You Start Investing For Your Child’s ...

The answer is As soon as possible. Remember, Farhan Qureshi of the 3 Idiots movie? His father, Mr. Qureshi wanted him to become an engineer and he even... 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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DD can share feed of WC matches with private cable operators: SC

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 granted a stay on the Delhi High Court... read more »

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

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... read more »

World Cup 2015: MS Dhoni seeks Ravi Shastri’s adv...

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... read more »

We batted well, disappointed with fielding: Skipper Chi...

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

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Capital goods stocks drop

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets! was trading flat at 82.18 points or 0.39 percent down in the pre-noon trade Tuesday. Good buying was seen in IT sector. Selling pressure... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obama pushes for extension of unemployment benefits

Obama pushes for extension of unemployment benefits

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

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... read more »

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NET to be held under CBSE’s watch

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

IIMC, SRFTI and FTII to get national tag

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

Civil Services Aptitude Test rollback?

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

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 Medical... 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 »

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The Unforgivable Movie Review: Oscar Wins Starring Sandra Bullock

Unforgivable Movie Review: Sandra Bullock plays a powerful role in winning another Oscar for Netflix’s darkest drama after her imprisonment. The script will fail her. Unnecessarily stressed... read more »

Kaun Banega Crorepati 13: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah C...

Kaun Banega Crorepati 13: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah stars Dilip Joshi and Munmun Dutta (also known as Jetalal and Babita) in a romantic... read more »

Katrina Kaif marries Vicky Kaushal. Deepika Padukone wi...

After developing a far buzz approximately their hush hush affair and their huge fats Indian wedding ceremony, Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal have in the end... read more »

‘Chandigar Curry Aashiki’ review: A thought...

When she tells him what many of us have already guessed, he stands in front of her with a bare torso, partially showing off his musculature. In a movie about... read more »

RRR Trailer Release Live Update: SS Rajamouli Movie Tra...

SS Rajamouli has apparently left no stone unturned to make RRR an worldwide movie in phrases of scale and scope. It seems like the cinematic occasion to... read more »

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Europe

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

Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

By Arun Kumar Washington – Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland” failed to win the 2013 US National Book Award in fiction... read more »

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

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

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

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

Agra’s homeless get new night shelters

Agra's homeless get new night shelters

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

Sachin’s Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say P...

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... 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 & Metals

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

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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Appetite for jewellery boosts India gold demand: WGC

Indian appetite for gold jumped by more than a third in the last quarter, in sharp contrast to the rest of the world, boosted by jewellery demand for the wedding season, an industry body said on... read more »

Gold, silver at multi-year lows on overseas cues

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

Gold, silver likely to trade lower; copper may rise

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

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

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

Gold moves up by 0.55 pct on global cues

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

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Kansai Nerolac Paints ties up with Flipkart for festive season

Kansai Nerolac PaintsBSE 4.48 % today said it has entered into a strategic marketing tie-up with leading e-tailer Flipkart ahead of festive season. The interactive consumer interface will allow one... read more »

Your diabetes med could help you shed kilos

Diabetic and want to lose weight? Now you can do both with help of a single medicine, as a new study has shown that Liraglutide, an injectable... read more »

Conjunctivitis, if left untreated, can cause sight thre...

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is the most common eye problem that affects people of all age groups. It is also one of the most common eye infections in... read more »

Physical exercise along with a proper diet can help mai...

A recent study has revealed that India has the third-highest number of obese and overweight people after US and China. Around 20% of the adult Indian... read more »

Being a vegan helps lose weight

If you are looking for a size zero figure, then following a vegan diet that includes no animal products could offer better results than other weight-loss... 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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National

Eight Simple Money Saving Hacks for Students

Attending college can offer you some of the best years of your life, whether you are planning to go to college for the first time and get the full experience by living on campus, or you’re... read more »

An offbeat getaway to Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary

I considered myself to be quite well-informed when it came to geography but I was in for a surprise when one of my friends suggested that we spend... read more »

Supreme Court gives verdict on Ayodhya

Supreme Court gives verdict on Ayodhya

Ayodhya Verdict: The disputed land will be given to a government-run trust for the building a temple and Muslims will be given a five-acre... read more »

Supreme Court to pronounce verdict in Ram Janmbhoomi-Ba...

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Saturday its verdict in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute... read more »

Aadhaar For NRIs On Arrival Without Waiting: Nirmala Si...

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the Union Budget that non-resident Indians (NRIs) may get Aadhaar cards on arrival, without the mandatory waiting... 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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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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Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

Hartsfield flew on three shuttle missions including as commander of the Discovery’s maiden flight, NASA space agency said on Saturday. He died after a prolonged illness. In 1982, Hartsfield... read more »

India not investing properly in science

The report titled “Whither Science Education in Indian Colleges?” said that the lack of proper investment has affected the research... read more »

Xiaomi launches Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Ind...

he Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi with its top of the line handsets Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Indian smartphones The leading Chinese smartphone... read more »

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... read more »

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... read more »

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South Asia

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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Sports

New Zealand thrash Indian eves in opening T20 International

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 today. Put in to bat after New Zealand... read more »

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

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... read more »

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... 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 from July 18... 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 »

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Travel

Five ways to save money when travelling

Top tips for saving money while traveling. 1. Meal plan If you’re booking a resort holiday, it’s essential that you buy a meal plan. I learned this the hard way, thinking we’d dine... read more »

Solo travel : the best tour operators for singles

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

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

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

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

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

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World

China says one step forwards, two steps back no good for Japan ti...

China’s foreign minister on Thursday said that ties with Japan should not take two steps back for every step forward, after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a rare appearance at an... read more »

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants kill 17 in at...

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

Iraq blocks international flights to Kurdistan in retal...

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