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NASA’s Mars rover gets ready to ha...

NASA’s Mars rover gets ready to have its ‘memory wiped’

NASA’s Mars rover team has decided to reformat Opportunity’s flash memory, it has been reported. An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover’s flash memory. The... read more »

New experiment to test the nature of our...

New experiment to test the nature of our universe

WASHINGTON: A unique experiment called theHolometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe — including whether we live in a 2Dhologram. Much like characters on a television show would not know that their seemingly 3-D world exists only on a... read more »

How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Fin...

How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Find May Provide ‘Missing Link&#...

Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: “small” ones that are dozens of times more massive than the sun and other “supermassive” black holes that are billions of times larger than our nearest... read more »

First female winner for Fields maths med...

First female winner for Fields maths medal

An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal. In a landmark hailed as “long overdue”, Prof Maryam Mirzakhani was recognised for her work on complex geometry. Four of the medals were presented in Seoul at the... read more »

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Barack Obama rings up Mandela's widow

Barack Obama rings up Mandela’s widow

Washington: US President Barack Obama has called up Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel to express condolences of the First family and the American people on passing away of the legendary... read more »

100 killed in Central African Republic violence

100 killed in Central African Republic violence

Bangui – At least 300 people have been killed in two days of violence in the capital city of the Central African Republic, the Red Cross has... read more »

Nelson Mandela was on U.S. terror list until 2008

Nelson Mandela was on U.S. terror list until 2008

Washington – Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away last night following recurring lung infection, had remained on the United... read more »

Nelson Mandela took history in his hands: Obama

Nelson Mandela took history in his hands: Obama

Washington – America’s first black President, Barack Obama, in a moving and eloquent tribute, remembered South Africa’s first black... read more »

Tributes pour in for Nelson Mandela

Mandela's transformational leadership to last forever

Johannesburg – World leaders mourned the death of anti-apartheid icon and South Afri! ca’s first black president Nelson Mandela who died Thursday... read more »

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Modi breaks new ground by meeting Indian Tamils in Sri Lanka

Modi, after participating in the UN Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo, also travelled to Dickoya in the island’s central hills, the tea country, where Tamil people of Indian origin are... read more »

Kapil Mishra warns of ‘new drama’ by A...

NEW DELHI: On the fourth day of his hunger strike, sacked minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday warned that the AAP will resort to “new... read more »

Cognizant to hire more in US, optimise workforce

Chennai: US-headquartered Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS), which has over a third of its workforce in India, has said it will rationalise its cost... read more »

View: Indian diplomacy rises above the stratosphere

With imaginative use of India’s low-cost space capability, Prime Minister Narendra Mod has improved India’s none-too-smooth relations in the South Asian... read more »

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

The Presidential Ordinanceempowering the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to enforce expeditious resolution of non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks should hardly... read more »

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Tsunami anniversary: Rebuilding lives in Aceh

At first glance, Rina looks like any other 14-year-old Indonesian girl. Shy and cherubic, she’s yet to lose the child-like innocence that comes with the territory of teen-hood. We meet on a... read more »

Pakistan was warned about Peshawar school attack i...

Peshawar: Government departments in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent attack on the Army Public School months... read more »

Pakistan hangs four prisoners as execution campaign wid...

Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132... read more »

Pakistan kills top al Qaeda leader in raid

Pakistan’s military said on Saturday it had killed a senior al Qaeda leader wanted by the US over a 2009 plot to attack the New York subway... read more »

Bangladesh court convicts British reporter of contempt

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Tuesday (Dec 2) found an award-winning British journalist guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll of three... read more »

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Market Live: Sensex, Nifty remain sluggish; pharma stocks continu...

Sun Pharma and Cipla were the top losers on both indices, while Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Mahindra, Eicher Motors and Hindalco gained the most. Moneycontrol News 2:45 pm Earning Update: Hitachi... read more »

RBI outlines broad plans on $150 billion bank bad ...

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outlined the broad contours of a plan to resolve the $150 billion bad debt problem plaguing the country’s... read more »

GST: Govt dictating prices goes against free-market spi...

In an interview  on Monday, revenue secretary, Hasmukh Adhia, gave out an explicit warning to companies planning to increase prices on products ahead of the... read more »

Tips to Reduce Your Factory & Warehouse Insurance ...

While it is a necessity to buy a comprehensive insurance policy to insure your factory & warehouse, there are various pragmatic ways through which a... read more »

Heavy Bikes, Luxury Yachts, Private Jets to Attract 31 ...

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Srinagar: Motorcycles of more than 350 cc engine capacity will attract a total of 31 percent tax under the GST regime, same as the tax incidence on private... read more »

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

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

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

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

Chinese fighter jets patrol new air-defence zone

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

China’s lunar probe to land on Moon next month

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

Beijing – China is scheduled to launch Chang’e-3 lunar probe to the Moon in early December, the first time a Chinese spacecraft will soft-land on... read more »

China summons Japanese ambassador over air defense zone...

China summons Japanese ambassador over air defense zone accusations

BEIJING – A senior Chinese diplomat on Monday lodged representation with the Japanese ambassador to China over Tokyo’s response to China’s... 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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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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1.4 million Indian children aged 6-11 out of school: Unesco

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

A higher degree

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

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... 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 programme... 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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Interview: Mr. Akshay is the soul of Atranga Re: Anand L Rai on ...

After creating small town love stories like Tanu Weds Manu, Ranjhaanaa, and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Anand La Rai is gearing up for the release of their next film, Atrangi Re, with Sarah Ali Khan,... read more »

Ahead of the RRR: SS trailer, Rajamouli shares a ...

With the highly anticipated RRR trailer set for tomorrow, the creators don’t set a stone to excite fans every minute. Yesterday the creators... read more »

Sara Ali Khan came up with a nickname for fellow Atrang...

The fan following of Akshay Kumar knows no bounds! Ever since the actor has made a mark for himself in the Hindi film industry, he has been garnering a lot of... read more »

Story: Telangana’s 1979 film Bandalingampalli, every paranoid thinks that the NASA space station, Skylab, will overtake them and leave a trail of... read more »

Vivek Oberoi says Bollywood is “an exclusive club...

Vivek Oberoi, who plays a significant role in the web series Inside Edge, talks about how Bollywood has now evolved into an exclusive club, and that he does... read more »

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Paris ranked `best city for students` in world

Paris ranked `best city for students` in world

London – Paris has been ranked as the best city for students in the world, according to global rankings by QS Best Student Cities. Paris has retained its top spot for the second year in row,... read more »

Britain firm on Lanka probe into war crimes

Cameron makes ground breaking phone call to Hassan...

London – British Prime Minister David Cameron made a ground breaking phone call to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. The move from Cameron is... read more »

European Parliament approves seven-year EU budget

EU threatens to freeze data sharing with US

Brussels – The European Parliament Tuesday formally approved a seve! n-year budget for the European Union (EU), paving the way for financial aid to... read more »

Vatican dismisses `mafia threat to Pope Francis`

Vatican dismisses `mafia threat to Pope Francis`

Wellington – The Vatican has brushed off concerns after officials warned that Pope Francis could become the target of the mafia for campaigning against... read more »

EU disappointed at Japan’s new emission target!

EU threatens to freeze data sharing with US

Warsaw – The European Union has expressed disappoi! ntment at Japan’s new greenhouse gas emission reduction target announced Friday, Xinhua... read more »

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Bees, wasps and hornets

Bees, wasps and hornets

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

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

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

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

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

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

Sand sculpture marks Tagore's Nobel Prize centenary

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

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

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

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

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Ingredients and drinks that help you relax under stress revealed

Ingredients and drinks that help you relax under stress revealed

Washington – Looking for some quick remedies that will help you relax and calm down after a stressful day at the office? Well, look no further. Food Technology magazine’s contributing Editor... read more »

Now, `eat your way skinny` with dumbbell cutlery set

Now, `eat your way skinny` with dumbbell cutlery s...

Washington – Have you gained weight this festive season? Replace your silverware with the dumbbell cutlery set. The dumbbell cutlery set helps... read more »

Winter special: 5 fruits you must have to boost immunit...

Winter special: 5 fruits you must have to boost immunity

Winter is a time when those whacky cold winds can give you cold and flu and other seasonal health disorders. So one needs to have not just a healthy diet, but... read more »

Fiber-rich diet helps cut heart disease risk

Fiber-rich diet helps cut heart disease risk

Washington – A new study has revealed that dietary fiber or fiber-rich foods are associated with lower risk of heart disease. Researchers at the... read more »

6 tips to trick your brain into making you eat less

6 tips to trick your brain into making you eat less

What and how much you eat matter a lot when you are trying to shed the extra pounds and most people don’t realise that many factors can influence those... read more »

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FIFA 2014: Colombia Boot Japan Out Of World Cup

Cuiaba : Jackson Martinez scored twice as Colombia beat Japan 4-1 to end World Cup Group C with three straight wins and send the Asian champions packing from the tournament with just a single... read more »

World Cup: Sabri Lamouchi quits as Ivory Coast coa...

Sabri Lamouchi is the latest coach to resign from his post, following Ivory Coast’s exit from the World Cup. The 42-year-old Frenchman has stepped... read more »

World Cup: Luis Suarez facing lengthy ban as FIFA inves...

Rio de Janeiro: FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez after Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini accused him of biting... read more »

British Formula 4: Arjun Maini takes maiden win at Snet...

Arjun Maini won his first race in the British Formula 4 Championship at Snetterton, leading from lights to flag. The Indian driver started the race on pole... read more »

World Cup 2014: England seek atonement against Costa Ri...

Rio de Janeiro: England return to Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, scene of the country’s greatest sporting humiliation, where they will attempt to restore... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Gold, silver rise on global cues

NEW DELHI: Gold prices rose by Rs 65 to Rs 28,125 per ten gram in the national capital on Wednesday on fresh buying by jewellers and retailers, tracking a firm global trend. Silver also moved up by... read more »

Jewellers want minify in import duty on gold

The gem and jewellery industry feels the Union budget 2014-15 should address the problem of availability of gold for the sector by tackling the twin... read more »

Gold Futures down by 0.15 % on weak Global Cues

Gold And Silver : 2014

Gold prices eased by 0.15 per cent to Rs. 27,803 per 10 grams in Wednesday’s futures trade as participants offloaded positions on weak cues from global... read more »

Gold extends losses on stockists selling, global cues

Continuing its losing streak for the third straight session, gold prices on Saturday drifted by Rs. 120 to Rs. 28,530 per ten gram in the national capital on... read more »

Gold extends losses on stockists selling, global cues

Continuing its losing streak for the third straight session, gold prices on Saturday drifted by Rs. 120 to Rs. 28,530 per ten gram in the national capital on... 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 moves up by 0.55 pct on global cues

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

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

NEW DELHI: Gold futures fell 0.23 per cent to Rs 26,897 per 10 grams on Friday as speculators locked in gains amid a weak global trend. At the Multi... read more »

Gold rises in futures trade on global cues

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

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

Gold prices tumbled by Rs. 440 to hit over three-month low of Rs. 27,010 per ten gram in the national capital today on heavy selling by stockists, triggered... read more »

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

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

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Indian designer gives sarees whole new avatars

While we never get tired of the traditional way of draping a saree, the ethnic Indian attire has bloomed out to new silhouettes, cuts, and draping styles in recent times. Now, Indian designer Lalit... read more »

Power of Purse! Expensive designer bags are convey...

There’s a lot more to a handbag than just carrying things, as women use high-end handbags and other expensive accessories to signal other... read more »

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

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

Working moms readily accepted now

Societal acceptance of working mothers is now a given and is at an all-time high, says a new study. Researchers analysed data from nearly 600,000 respondents... read more »

Say no to vitamin B12 to keep pimples at bay

Tired of pimples on your skin? A new research claims that staying away from vitamin B12 will keep off painful acne. According to the new UCLA research, the... read more »

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Former Libyan deputy prime minister kidnapped in Tripoli

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

Gaza residents see no joy in Muslim Eid holiday

One of the most joyous days in the Muslim calendar, the holiday of Eid al-Fitr was marked on Monday by tears and sorrow in the Gaza Strip, left... read more »

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

UNITED NATIONS: The UN security council has called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire” in the Gaza war between Israel and... read more »

Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers. They said the dawn attack... read more »

Defying flight ban, Kerry lands in Israel on truce miss...

Kerry likens Kim Jong Un to Saddam Hussein

Washington’s top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv on Wednesday, defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed... read more »

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Gujarat lawmakers vote for 2 Rajya Sabha seats today. BJP has an ...

By-polls for the two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat started on Friday with one candidate each from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress in the fray. The BJP has fielded external affairs... read more »

SpiceJet Plane Stuck On Mumbai Airport Runway Pull...

A SpiceJet aircraft, which was stuck on the runway at Mumbai International Airport since Tuesday, was finally pulled out on runway surface on... read more »

Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman has her work cut out

Budget Speech @ 12:54 pm: Government proposes to make PAN and Aadhaar interchangeable for income tax return (ITR) filing. Budget Speech @ 12:52 pm: FM... read more »

Supreme Court asks Meghalaya govt. to hand over ₹100 cr...

Ex-Justice Ganguly should resign if he has any morals left: Jagdambika Pal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the ₹100 crore fine imposed on it by the National Green Tribunal for failing to... read more »

Narendra Modi holds meeting with BJP’s OBC MPs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met 43 BJP MPs from the Other Backward Classes at his official residence, the first in a series of meetings with... read more »

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Kerry holds talks with Foreign Secretary

Kerry warns fresh sanctions against Iran could risk nuke deal

London – United States Secretary John Kerry has warned the lawmakers that any new sanctions against Iran could put talks over Tehran’s nuclear programme at risk. Kerry stated to a Senate... read more »

New York opens first World Trade Centre tower

New York opens first World Trade Centre tower

New York – The first new office tower at New York City’s Ground Zero opened Wednesday, marking a rebirth of the Lower Manhattan site... read more »

Three injured in US high school shooting

Three injured in US high school shooting

Washington – At least three people were injured when police responded to a shooting at Brashear High School in the US city of Pittsburgh Wednesday, TV... read more »

Biden, Kerry seek delaying fresh sanctions on Iran

Biden, Kerry seek delaying fresh sanctions on Iran

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry have requested lawmakers to delay imposing any fresh sanction on Iran and give some more time... read more »

Obama was ‘cocaine-using gay hustler’, clai...

Obama was 'cocaine-using gay hustler', claims ex-classmate

Washington – A woman, who claims to have been a classmate of Barack Obama, said that the president was gay and used cocaine in school. In a bizarre... read more »

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Barack Obama witnesses India’s military might, cultural div...

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 No. 2 Squadron carry out a breath-taking... read more »

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

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

Arvind Kejriwal: BJP Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay must e...

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to sit on dharna if cops not suspended

NEW DELHI: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that BJP leaders must come clean on their ties with power suppliers in Delhi. “BJP had promised... read more »

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HTC Desire 616, One (E8) smartphones launches in India at Rs. 16...

New Delhi: Buoyed by strong growth in sales in the country, Taiwanese handset maker HTC today said it aims to capture 15 per cent share of the multi-billion dollar Indian smartphone market. The... read more »

This device may ‘kill’ computer mouse

WASHINGTON: A thimble-like device that sits at the end of your finger and allows you to interact with the virtual world in three dimensions may... read more »

How to Teach Humans to Remember Really Complex Password...

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... read more »

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... read more »

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... read more »

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South Asia

Bangladesh apex court clears way for Islamist's hanging

Bangladesh apex court clears way for Islamist’s hanging

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Supreme Court Thursday cleared the way for the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah, rejecting the review petition he had filed. The... read more »

19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return from India

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 30 TN fishermen

 Thirty fishermen of Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing at Kodiyankarai, a senior Fisheries... read more »

Jillani to be sworn in Pakistan’s chief justice

Jillani to be sworn in Pakistan's chief justice

Islamabad – Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani will take oath as the new chief justice of Pakistan Thursday, a media report said. President Mamnoon... read more »

Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Hasina’s parties must continu...

Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Hasina's parties must continue talks: UN

Dhaka  – The UN envoy, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, who arrived here last week to end the deadlock over a caretaker government issue during parliamentary... read more »

Improving ties with India top priority: Sharif

Improving ties with India top priority: Sharif

Islamabad – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Indian High Commissioner T.C.A. Raghavan during a meeting here Wednesday that his country wants to... read more »

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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 India’s first assignment after... 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... read more »

Disappointed Pak hockey team returns home after HWL deb...

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

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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 »

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

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

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

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

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

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

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... 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 134,000 from... read more »

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World

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

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 will be able to nominate his... read more »

Saudi coalition downs Yemen rebel missile near Mec...

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels toward the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia was shot down late on... read more »

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