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

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

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

US names mountain after Indian-American ...

US names mountain after Indian-American scientist

Akhouri Sinha, adjunct professor in Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, was recognised by US Geological Survey, which named the mountain Mt Sinha, for his work he did as an explorer in 1971-72. Sinha was a member of a team that catalogued population... read more »

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

Speed of thought is faster than Light:US scientist

WASHINGTON: A US scientist claims to have found evidence that suggests that the speed of light as described by Einstein’s theory of general relativity is slower than has been thought. The theory of general relativity suggests light travels at 299,792,458 metres/second in a vacuum. The claim... read more »

Aussie scientists’ time travel bre...

Aussie scientists’ time travel breakthrough

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

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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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Crude oil futures plunge Rs 68 on weak Asian cues

NEW DELHI: Crude oil futures fell sharply by Rs 68 to Rs 2,990 per barrel on Thursday as speculators reduced bets amid a weakening trend in Asian trade. At Multi Commodity Exchange, crude for... read more »

Idea gets shareholders nod to raise up to Rs 10,00...

Idea Cellular said its shareholders have approved to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore through issue of non-convertible securities on private placement... read more »

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

While Uber is a good brand with good products, competitor Ola’s Co-Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal feels it trails in India because its products are... read more »

Antrix told to pay Devas $672 million

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

Global stocks touch two-year low

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

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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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ICC World Cup: Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer turns India fan

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. “Dressing up for a Gentleman’s... read more »

Slinger Malinga fit for Sri Lanka’s World Cup open...

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... 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 »

I feared my career was over after the Adelaide Test: Cl...

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... read more »

Cricket World Cup launched with quirky opening ceremony

Children mingled with cricketing greats in “backyard” matches and Maori warriors shared the stage with morris dancers as the Cricket World Cup opened... 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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UGC chairman meets Smriti Irani over DU admission row

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

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... 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 Sunday. The CHSE... 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 »

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Sonakshi Sinha to play RAW agent in ‘Force 2’

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

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... read more »

Halle Berry would love to star in ‘X-Men’ f...

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 superhero... 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 »

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

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

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

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

How do mammalian parents manipulate the sex of the...

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?... 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 is stacked... 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 »

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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, silver up on increased buying, firm global cues

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

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

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

Gold at three-month low on global cues

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

Gold dips below Rs 28K level on weak global cues

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

Gold gains 230 on global cues, seasonal demand

Snapping its nine-day losing streak, gold prices recovered by Rs. 230 to Rs. 28,260 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday on a firming trend... read more »

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PM Modi invites suggestions on International Yoga Day

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

How to improve your dental health!

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

Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patien...

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

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... read more »

Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-be

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all that one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period... 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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‘When Will You Get Married’? Watch Rahul Gandhi’s Reply to Boxer ...

Congress Vice Chairman Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he believes in future in relation to Marriage. The congress chief additionally said he does some wearing pastime for about an hour every day to... read more »

Narendra Modi Inaugurates Ferry Service in Poll-Bo...

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

New Delhi Shuts “Power Plant” in Fight Agai...

India’s Environmental watchdog Shut Down a coal-fired strength plant and banned the use of diesel generators in new delhi as air excellent plummeted... read more »

‘Taj Built with Blood, Sweat of Indians’

OTHER than reviewing development work in Agra, the chief minister may also visit the Taj. The government stated Rs. 156 crore had been set apart for the... read more »

India Can Help U.S to Keep an Eye on Pakistan, Says Nik...

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N says the united states is calling at India to assist extra in Afghanistan, specially in monetary and development assistance India... 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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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to sit on dharna if cops not suspended

Arvind Kejriwal: BJP Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay m...

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... read more »

‘Directionless’ AAP has no agenda: Manish T...

With Arvind Kejriwal questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether he would fulfill his promise to grant full statehood for Delhi, Congress leader Manish... read more »

Sakshi Maharaj refuses to regret 4 kids remark, says ra...

Despite a massive uproar over his statement demanding that every Hindu woman in the country must produce at least four babies to protect their religion, BJP... read more »

Planning Commission’s end will spur privatization...

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

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

NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO

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

E-mail authentication reduces phishing scams: Google

Commentary: How to get a job at Google

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

Government announced the launch of an online informatio...

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

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

The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone

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

HTC to launch cheaper smartphones to return to profit

Smarting from growing losses, Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp says it will expand its range of cheaper products as it fixes off-target marketing for its... 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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Disappointed Pak hockey team returns home after HWL debacle

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 financial constraints, lack of... read more »

Sunil Chhetri spearheads list in ISL player auctio...

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... read more »

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

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

Indian beaten 0-4 as defence succumbs against Belgium

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

Kyrgios in ‘racist’ spat with swim legend F...

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

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Most-reviewed locations in 2013

Most-reviewed locations in 2013

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

Worst airlines in terms of quality of food in US revealed

Worst airlines in terms of quality of food in US r...

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

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holidayers

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holidayers

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

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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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Apple wins appeal in Google’s Motorola iPhone patent case

Apple buys back $14 billion in stock : Tim Cook

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

Auto Expo 2014: Sachin Tendulkar unveils BMW i8

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

Motorola Moto G hits in India at Rs 12999

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

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

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 agreement with... read more »