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Aussie scientists’ time travel bre...

Aussie scientists’ time travel breakthrough

A group at University of Queensland physicists have used light particles to simulate a key process that indicates how time travel might be possible despite well-known clashing theories. Led by PhD student Martin Ringbauer, the research will add to the study of how time travel could be possible and... read more »

New type of dust discovered on Mars

New type of dust discovered on Mars

A weird new kind of dust has been discovered in the Martian atmosphere by scientists using ultraviolet and infrared imaging techniques. A group of Russian and French scientists analysed satellite-acquired data and concluded that the dust particles in the planet’s atmosphere can be of two... read more »

NASA Telescope Captures Rare Supernova E...

NASA Telescope Captures Rare Supernova Explosion

The Spitzer Space Telescope revealed images of a supernova explosion in which a dead star sucked off the remaining cosmic energy of an aging star. NASA scientists categorized this explosion as Type Ia, a type of supernova explosion where white dwarfs are detonated. These newly-captured images may... read more »

NASA sends hi-tech ‘sandals’...

NASA sends hi-tech ‘sandals’ into space

NASA has sent a pair of high-tech ‘space sandals’ to the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how heavy loads can damage an astronauts’ bones and muscles. The ForceShoe will be worn by astronauts to further our knowledge of the forces at play when operating at... 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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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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Nippon Life to hike stake in life insurance, mutual fund business...

MUMBAI: Bullish on growth prospects of his group’s financial services businesses, industrialist Anil Ambani on Wednesday said Japanese major Nippon Life is in an advanced stage of talks to... read more »

Modi suddenly pressured to act after Raghuram Raja...

New Delhi: Now that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan responded to government pressure with India’s biggest rate cut since... read more »

China’s Didi Kuaidi Firms Up Anti-Uber Alliance, ...

China’s most popular ride-hailing app Didi Kuaidi said on Monday it has invested in Indian peer Ola, forging a new alliance within a network of... read more »

Ola Opens Up API for Mobile Apps, Individual Developers

Taxi aggregator Ola Saturday announced the public release of its API, allowing major mobile apps as well as individual developers to integrate the... read more »

Dr Reddy’s climbs as drug maker launches Nexium&#...

NEW DELHI: Shares of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories surged over 6 per cent in Monday’s trade after the drugmaker launched a generic version of Nexium... 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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I feared my career was over after the Adelaide Test: Clarke

On a comeback trail following a hamstring surgery, Australian captain Michael Clarke on Friday said he had feared his career was finished after the Adelaide Test against India. The 33-year-old... read more »

Cricket World Cup launched with quirky opening cer...

Children mingled with cricketing greats in “backyard” matches and Maori warriors shared the stage with morris dancers as the Cricket World Cup... read more »

Sachin has faith on Indian team

News Details :  In his interview regarding the new Worldcup season Sachin Tendulkar the cricket god of India said all his experiences and favourites for... read more »

Pakistan cricketer suffers from ghost attack in New Zea...

Karachi: Pakistan’s promising young allrounder Haris Sohail complained of supernatural presence in his hotel room in New Zealand, forcing the management... read more »

Race for BCCI president gathers pace

The race for the post of president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has begun to gather pace with opposition growing to a possible bid from... 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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SRM University Counseling begins

SRM University plans to open a 50 acre campus in Sikkim during this academic year. Speaking on the sidelines at the counseling of SRM University at Kattangalathur in Chennai, President, SRM... read more »

Plus II results on May 31

BHUBANESWAR: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) will publish Plus II examination results on May 31, CHSE authorities said on... read more »

India-Israel to strengthen cooperation in education sec...

NEW DELHI: Alon Ushpiz, the ambassador of Israel to India met Smriti Irani, minister of Human Resource Development, on Thursday to discuss strengthening of... read more »

Long Queues as College Admissions in Delhi University O...

New Delhi – Long queues were seen at colleges in Delhi today as admissions to Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP)... read more »

CBSE will now allow ‘revaluation’

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education has introduced the provision of ‘revaluation’ at Class XII level from this year. It is in... read more »

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Salman, Munni win hearts in latest track

The makers of upcoming movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan have released a brand new song with the title ‘Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata’. The song was teased by Salman Khan himself on various social... read more »

Halle Berry would love to star in ‘X-MenR...

Actress Halle Berry wants to star as Storm in her own “X-Men” spin-off movie. The 48-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who appeared as the... read more »

After Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor joins FTII debate

The FTII debate on Friday heightened with several celebrities coming out in protest against Chairman Gajendra Chauhan over his suspension. First Anupam Kher... read more »

Mika Singh to lend voice for ‘Anna’ biopic

Mika Singh has been roped in for a biopic on social activist Anna Hazare titled ‘Anna’, it has been confirmed. Addressing the media, the... read more »

Arnie startles fans by posing as Terminator waxwork at ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger recently posed as a Terminator waxwork at Madame Tussauds and gave fans the fright of their lives. The 67-year-old actor dressed up as... 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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How do mammalian parents manipulate the sex of their offspring

Most of the human body’s abilities are still hidden from us. Where do sudden bursts of energy come from when a woman in a panic can lift a car? How can one person learn twenty languages? How can... read more »

Decoding mysteries with international authors

Decoding mysteries with international authors

They are the best-selling international authors whose mystery novels have been gripping enough to make you couch potatoes. This week IANS bookshelf... read more »

Animals are people too, or so they tell me

Bees, wasps and hornets

By Nury Vittachi DOGS IN ASIA CAN BE MULTILINGUAL, an animal welfare activist claims. Parisian poodles speak French, chow-chow dogs should be spoken to in... read more »

Chandigarh literature festival begins Friday

Chandigarh literature festival begins Friday

Chandigarh – The second edition of the Chandigarh Literature Festival will begin here Friday. Authors and critics will get together for a panel... read more »

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir’s saffron fi...

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir's saffron fields

By Sheikh Qayoom Pampore Highlands (Kashmir Valley) – As saffron flowers bloom and farmers begin harvesting the royal spice, the fields in this south... 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, 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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11 crucial minerals for your body

Together, minerals make up a mere four per cent of your body, but their role in its effective functioning is crucial. Girgaum based family physician, Dr Krishnakant Dhebri sees five patients with... read more »

Ayurvedic tips to keep skin problems away!

Avoid spicy and oily food: To keep your skin healthy in the monsoon season, avoid spicy, oily and sour foods. The high humidity levels cause the... read more »

9 foods every man should eat

While many men are less conscious about what they eat, experts say that at times, eating healthy can mean different things for men and women because both... read more »

Top 5 superfoods with healing powers

These foods have multiple healing effects like fighting cancer, reducing cholesterol levels and guarding against heart diseases. Intrigued? Let’s take a... read more »

Cancer: Breaking the bad news to patients

Dr Ranjana Srivastava, who began working as an oncologist in Australia 10 years ago, breaking the news to patients suffering from cancer is part of the... read more »

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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 capital on Tuesday on sustained selling... 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... 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 »

Gold trading outlook: futures lower as dollar rises, da...

Gold futures were lower during early trade in Europe today, as investors look towards economic data to further strengthen speculation for an earlier than... read more »

Gold remains weak on sluggish demand; silver ends lower

NEW DELHI: Continuing its losing streak for the eight straight session, gold prices shed Rs 40 to close at almost one-month low of Rs 28,100 per 10 grams in... read more »

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Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

Daily exercise can help youngsters boost their brain performance, finds a study. In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood. The new study of 52 young women found... read more »

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-b...

After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all that one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most... read more »

4 delicious ways to cook meat

Stir frying: All you need to do is cut the meat in thin strips, get rid of as much fat as possible and stir fry it in a hot pan or wok, with a little oil. You... read more »

Food choices to beat menstrual cramps

Negotiating menstrual pain is part of every woman’s life. While some women resign themselves to the pain, others pop pain killers. Fortunately, research... read more »

Ways to block bad thoughts!

It’s the new-age mantra touted to help you achieve a more fulfilling life -positive thinking. However, while many of us indulge in happy thoughts and... 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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Doklam Returned Again: are there different hidden goals that Chin...

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

GST council eases rules:a pain Reliever Certainly,...

Has the slew of adjustments in the goods and offerings Tax (GST) regime okayed all through the twenty second assembly of the gst council on friday... read more »

gst council proclaims remedy for exporters, e-wallets f...

The GST council in its twenty second meeting on friday announced a slew of relief for exporters, some of whom are going through working capital squeeze due to... read more »

petrol, diesel prices today (october 7): check out cost...

Petrol fees and diesel prices today were little changed as compared to friday’s fees. presently, petrol costs and diesel quotes are revised on a each... read more »

Diwali has come Early because of changes in GST rules, ...

Dwarka:on a two-day visit to Gujarat that heads for elections later this yr, top minister narendra modi today stated the adjustments made to the products and... read more »

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

BJP lacks leadership in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on hit back at the BJP over lack of leadership and agenda in Delhi and said people are rejecting its ‘bhagoda’ (deserter) agenda. “In Delhi too, BJP going... read more »

Congress to launch massive training of party worke...

GUWAHATI: Congress is taking leaf out of BJP’s successful experiment, the grand old party has devised training module for its leaders and... read more »

Actress Khushboo likely to join Congress today

Chennai: Famous actress Khushboo is likely to join the Congress on Wednesday. She is in New Delhi and is expected to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi and... read more »

JD(U) may oust Manjhi as Bihar chief minister

PATNA: Speculation is rife in Bihar’s political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the... read more »

Devendra Fadnavis hopeful of breakthrough in talks with...

NEW DELHI: Voicing confidence of a breakthrough in talks with Shiv Sena, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said it has been a friend of... read more »

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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 in mature... read more »

HTC to launch cheaper smartphones to return to pro...

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... read more »

Apple buys back $14 billion in stock : Tim Cook

Apple wins appeal in Google’s Motorola iPhone patent case

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

Auto Expo 2014: Sachin Tendulkar unveils BMW i8

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

Motorola Moto G hits in India at Rs 12999

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

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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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Kyrgios in ‘racist’ spat with swim legend Fraser

Temperamental Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios slammed swimming legend Dawn Fraser as a “blatant racist” today after she told him to “go back to where his parents came... read more »

Serena, Sharapova set for Wimbledon semi-final sho...

Serena Williams survived a scare to book a Wimbledon semi-final showdown with old rival Maria Sharapova as the world number one battled back to... read more »

Bengal Tiger-Sourav Ganguly turns 43

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is happy celebrating his 43rd birthday with family and friends here today as wishes poured in on the social media from the... read more »

Haryana girls dominate wrestling trials

Veteran Geeta Phogat and youngster Vinesh qualified for the World Wrestling Championships for women even as an injured Babita Kumari missed the selection... read more »

Younis Khan’s unbeaten 171 helps Pakistan chase record ...

Younis Khan remained unbeaten after a brilliant 171 as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the final Test to win the three-match series 2-1 at... read more »

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Worst airlines in terms of quality of food in US revealed

Worst airlines in terms of quality of food in US revealed

New York – A new survey has revealed that the worst airline food is offered by American carriers – Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air – in their domestic flights. Charles Platkin of... read more »

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holidayers

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holida...

By Sheikh Qayoom Gulmarg – This world-famous ski resort and tourist destination came alive Monday with scores of domestic and foreign tourists... read more »

Discover the Konkan Coast

Discover the Konkan Coast

Every few kilometres, different sights, scenes and flavours await you on the Konkan coastline. Lonely, bone-white beaches and sandy stretches with attitude... read more »

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday se...

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday season!

New Delhi – With the holiday season at its peak, International SOS has issued guidelines for travellers to stay healthy and have safe and secure trips,... read more »

Get these apps for stress-free travel this holiday seas...

Get these apps for stress-free travel this holiday season!

Washington – In time for the holiday season, apps like RoadNinja, SpotHero and FlightAware can help travellers save time and money while heading to a... read more »

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Saudi coalition downs Yemen rebel missile near Mecca

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

Panama Papers Verdict updates: It is a historic da...

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned after his family was named in Panama papers case. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned today... read more »

China may have quietly moved tonnes of war gear into no...

may have quietly moved tonnes of military gear while it was conducting military exercises in the remote mountainous Tibet region, the PLA Daily, the official... read more »

President Donald Trump lets Iran nuclear deal live, but...

President Donald Trump agreed Monday night to let the issue go, but only for a few more months and only after last-minute changes to distance Trump further... read more »

We oppose militarisation of South China Sea: Australia’...

India has commercial interests in the South China Sea and has been pressing for resolving the dispute as per the United Nations Convention on the Law of the... read more »

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At Satya Nadella’s school in Hyderabad, teachers recall a ‘different type of b...

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

After anti-litigation deal with Google, Samsung makes patent peace with Ericsson

Samsung has inked a patent licensing deal with Ericsson in a move that should reduce its risk of litigation in future. Ericsson announced its “multi-year” cross-licensing... read more »

Eminent scientist Stephen Hawking debunks Albert Einstein’s black hole theory

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Google acquires security firm Impermium with Indian connection

Google acquires security firm Impermium with Indian connection

Google has acquired a three-year-old security firm Impermium with two Indian Co-founders – Vish Ramarao and Naveen Jamal. It has offices in Banglore and California. The acquisition... read more »

Google develops contact lens glucose monitor

Google unveiled on Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab their fingers to draw their own blood as many as 10... read more »