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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 »

Students find 7,000-year-old mummy

Students find 7,000-year-old mummy

ARICA, CHILE (ARICA TV/CNN) – A group of students in Chile made an incredible discovery while out on an archaeological dig, a 7,000-year-old mummy. The find comes from the ancient Chinchorro Civilization, who lived in what are now Chile and Peru. Authorities say human remains found in the... read more »

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Hundreds of South Africans gather outside Mandela’s home

Hundreds of South Africans gather outside Mandela’s home

Johannesburg – Hundreds of South Africans have gathered at Nelson Mandela’s home in Houghton, a suburb of Johannesburg, to pay their respects to the former president and their affectionate... read more »

South Africa has lost its greatest son: Zuma

South Africa has lost its greatest son: Zuma

Johannesburg – “This is a moment of deepest sorrow for South Africa as the nation has lost its greatest son” said President Jacob... read more »

Nelson Mandela Former South African President dies at 9...

Nelson Mandela Former South African President dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first elected black president and a global anti-apartheid icon has died early today aged 95, President Jacob Zuma... read more »

Nelson Mandela ‘on his death bed, but still a fig...

Nelson Mandela 'on his death bed, but still a fighter', says family

Johannesburg – Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s family has said that although he is on death bed, he is still a fighter. His... read more »

UN members asked to back France on Central African Repu...

10 killed in Central African Republic violence

Wellington – An international group of lawmakers Wednesday called on all the UN member states to back the French government’s efforts to stop the... read more »

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IS stones to death two alleged gay men in Syria

DAMASCUS: Islamic State (IS) militants stoned to death two young men in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour on charges of having “unlawful” sexual intercourse with other... read more »

Militants kill four polio workers in Pakistan

At least four polio workers, including three women, were killed on Wednesday in an attack by militants in Pakistan’s restive southwestern... read more »

Nepal bus crash death toll rises to 47 as more bodies f...

Emergency workers found three bodies immediately after the crash in mountainous Jajarkot district on Thursday, and pulled another 44 from the wreckage of the... read more »

Suicide attack toll at least 50: Afghan official

KABUL, Afghanistan: An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60... read more »

Egyptian president to meet Pope Francis on Monday

VATICAN CITY: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis on Monday, Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi said, in the first visit to the... 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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US bombers defy China's air-defence zone

Japan’s remarks on air-defence zone ‘groundless’...

Beijing – China said Sunday that it “firmly opposes” Japan’s remarks on the Diaoyu Islands, included in the East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone, calling them... read more »

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 11 missing

China’s oil pipeline blast toll rises to 55

Beijing – The deaths in an oil pipeline explosion in Qingdao city in China’s Shandong province have climbed to 55, investigators said... read more »

Two dead, 26 missing as two ships sink off China

Two dead, 26 missing as two ships sink off China

Beijing – Two sailors were confirmed dead and 24 were missing after two ships sank in separate accidents off the coast of China’s Shandong... read more »

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 1...

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 11 missing

QINGDAO – The death toll from Friday’s oil pipeline blasts in east China’s Shandong Province rose to 52 after four bodies were found at the... read more »

China oil pipeline blast toll rises to 44

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 11 missing

The death toll from two huge blasts caused by a leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city has risen to 44 with 166 injured in one... read more »

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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 world cup. Uncovering an obscure passionate... read more »

Pakistan cricketer suffers from ghost attack in Ne...

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

BCCI issues fresh ultimatum for damages to WICB

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued an ultimatum to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), demanding that it furnish the $41.97 million... read more »

New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 108 runs, leads series 3...

Taylor's double-century puts Kiwis into `strong position` in first Windies Test

New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi blasted 170 not out and Grant Elliott made 104 in a record unbroken 267-run partnership which lifted the Black Caps to a 108-run... read more »

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Positioning Nano as world’s cheapest car a mistake: Mr. Ratan Tata

Positioning Nano as world’s cheapest car a mistake: Mr. Ratan Tat...

Tata Motors’ Nano may have been a flop in India, but Ratan Tata, the former chairman of parent and conglomerate Tata Group still has hopes for the world’s cheapest car. Ratan Tata said he... read more »

RBI buying dollars in spot market & selling it in forward market to stabilise rupee

Why no rate hike, The Reserve Bank of India asks b...

Mumbai – The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks why they have not raised interest rates despite the central bank hiking policy rates twice... read more »

Inflation: No quick fix, will take time to fix it, says...

Finance Minister P Chidambaram takes a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Modi for giving lesson in economy

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said that there are changes in the global perception about India, its tax policies and tax administration. He also asserted... read more »

Sensex surges 233 points during pre-noon session

Sensex surges 233 points during pre-noon session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets surged 232.92 points or 1.13 percent in the pre-noon session Friday. All the sectors were trading... read more »

Brazil raises $71 mn in gas exploration auction

Brazil raises $71 mn in gas exploration auction

Rio de Janeiro – The Brazilian government Thursday raised $71 million in revenue by auctioning a series of natural gas exploration blocks around the... read more »

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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 addition to the provisions of verification... read more »

IIM-Indore to hold CAT again

INDORE: Despite several cases filed for alleged discrepancies in evaluation of Common Admission Test 2013 (CAT), Indian Institute of Management... read more »

It’s destination Europe for high quality education at l...

CHENNAI: Europe is no longer just a holiday destination for Indians. With universities offering quality education at 70% of what it would cost to study in the... read more »

What makes Bangalore an education hub

Karnataka is considered peaceful, progressive and prosperous from a social, economic, cultural perspective . Bangalore city has the advantage of a rich... read more »

Fewer Indian students coming to UK: Report

LONDON: Over 65,000 fewer students are now coming to study in Britain from Commonwealth countries such as India and Pakistan, according to an immigration... read more »

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

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 his character and the make-up made him... read more »

Ajay Devgn confident about ‘Drishyam’ ...

Bollywood versatile actor Ajay Devgn, who was recently spotted in Mumbai to promote his upcoming thriller drama flick ‘Drishyam’ along... read more »

Amitabh has sought police assistance for his house

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has sought police security for his house. When asked about the reason, Big B said he didn’t know about it. Two days ago, Bachchan... read more »

Brett Lee’s film ‘unINDIAN’ to releas...

Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee-starer “unINDIAN”, an Indian-Australian film, will hit theatres down under on October 15 this year. The... read more »

Jeff Goldblum, 62, first baby with 32-yr-old wife

American actor Jeff Goldblum has welcomed his first child with 30 years younger dancer wife Emilie Livingston. The ‘Jurassic Park’ actor told his... read more »

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South Korea mourns Nelson Mandela's death

DPRK slams S. Korean president as “maniac” over Europ...

PYONGYANG – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday blasted South Korean President Park Geun-hye for her recent European trip, while vowing not to surrender its... read more »

EU to build economic, political partnership with Myanmar

EU to build economic, political partnership with M...

Yangon – The European Union (EU) has vowed to build economic and political partnership with Myanmar and cooperate in areas of establishing... read more »

Scottish parliament passes independence referendum bill

Scottish parliament passes independence referendum bill

Edinburg – The Scottish parliament Thursday passed a bill to allow the people of Scotland to choose whether Scotland should be an independent... read more »

Mixed reactions to Kevin Rudd’s retirement from politic...

Mixed reactions to Kevin Rudd’s retirement from politics

Sydney – Former Australian Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has wound up his 15-years of political career today, while his friends and opponents remain... read more »

Pope Francis becomes `mafia target` after campaigning a...

Pope Francis becomes `mafia target` after campaigning against corruption

London – Pope Francis has brought on himself the wrath of mafia after campaigning against corruption, a leading anti-mob prosecutor has warned. Nicola... read more »

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China's richest man pays $28 mn for a Picasso

China’s richest man pays $28 mn for a Picasso

Beijing – Billionaire Wang Jianlin, who is China’s richest man and chairman of real estate developer Dalian Wanda Group, paid $28.16 million for Spanish master Pablo Picasso’s... read more »

Amitav Ghosh to attend literary fest at Leicester

Amitav Ghosh to attend literary fest at Leicester

London – Indian author Amitav Ghosh, who currently lives in New York, is set to attend a literary festival at the University of Leicester in... read more »

Rich-poor gap threat to South Africa’s progress: ...

Rich-poor gap threat to South Africa's progress: Desmond Tutu

New Delhi – South Africa’s Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said that the progress being made by South Africa would be halted if... read more »

South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala, says Fat...

South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala, says Fatima Bhutto

By Shilpa Raina New Delhi – Not just Pakistan, but the entire subcontinent, needs independent and bold voices like that of Malala Yousufzai, the... read more »

China’s Hao Ping to head UNESCO’s 37th Gene...

China's Hao Ping to head UNESCO's 37th General Conference

Paris – Hao Ping, China’s vice minister for education, was Tuesday elected president of the 37th General Conference of UNESCO for the next two... read more »

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One in 10 people believe coffee causes cancer

One in 10 people believe coffee causes cancer

London – Nearly ten percent people mistakenly believe that coffee causes cancer, with 9 per cent of those polled thinking that drinking coffee can lead to developing the disease. The survey of... read more »

Sinful doughnuts arrive in capital

Sinful doughnuts arrive in capital

New Delhi – Nothing beats the magic of soft, sweet and light doughnuts. Krispy Kreme, a US doughnut chain launched here Saturday, brings the... read more »

Formula for perfect Christmas dinner revealed

Formula for perfect Christmas dinner revealed

London – Scientists have come up with the formula for a perfect Christmas dinner. Psychologists Dr David Lewis and Dr Margaret Yufera-Leitch said... read more »

Cocoa shortage could make chocolates extinct by 2020

Cocoa shortage could make chocolates extinct by 2020

London – Chocolates could run out by 2020 as the cocoa supplies are diminishing across the world. Industry expert Angus Kennedy said that the chocolate... read more »

Now, `drink` your breakfast of bacon, baked beans, eggs...

Now, `drink` your breakfast of bacon, baked beans, eggs, and sausages!

London – Too busy in the mornings to cook a full English breakfast of bacon, baked beans, eggs, and sausages? Then you will be surprised to learn that a... read more »

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FIFA World Cup 2014: Ronaldo’s magic rescues Portugal, Alge...

New Delhi: It was proving to be a tough match for Portugal, before their captain Cristiano Ronaldo came to their rescue against United States, while Belgium earned a hard-fought 1-0 win against... read more »

FIFA World Cup 2014: Belgium Beat Russia By A Late...

Rio De Janeiro : Young forward Divock Origi vindicated his coach Mark Wilmots’ decision to introduce him in the second half as his opportunistic... read more »

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is keen on helping India ho...

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) have extended its support to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) by allocating around $38... read more »

A Central American Mouse Roars, Leaving Italy Trembling

Recife: There were less than 20 minutes left to play here Friday when a bundle of three balloons – red, white and green, the colors of Italy’s... read more »

FIFA World Cup 2014: Costa Rica break English hearts af...

Skipper and PSV Eindhoven striker Bryan Ruiz headed home the winner in the 44th minute as Costa Rica became the first team from group D to qualify for the... read more »

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Gold prices fall on subdued demand, global cues

Gold prices fell by Rs. 10 to Rs. 28,650 per 10 grams in the national capital on Friday on decline in demand for the metal at prevailing levels amid a weak global trend. However, silver continued... read more »

Gold futures down at Rs 27,667 per 10 gm

Gold prices fell 0.3 per cent to Rs 27,667 per 10 grams at the futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. On... read more »

Gold futures down at Rs 27,667 per 10 gm

Gold prices fell 0.3 per cent to Rs 27,667 per 10 grams at the futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. On the Multi... read more »

Gold futures down 0.10% on weak global cues, profit-boo...

NEW DELHI: Gold prices fell 0.10 per cent to Rs 27,641 per 10 grams in futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. At... read more »

Five reasons why gold may plunge to below Rs 24,000 per...

MUMBAI: ‘Invest in gold’ is not a buzz-word anymore as the yellow metal has corrected in the international market after a 12-year bull-run. Once... read more »

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Healthy eating during monsoon

The rains not only play havoc on your skin, but on your health as well. There’s a host of infections and diseases that do the rounds during this season. And to ensure that you stay healthy,... read more »

Exercises that help you battle pain

Walking for back pain: Got a nagging backache? Simply put on your sports shoes and walk. Numerous studies throw light on how walking lessens pain,... read more »

3 simple exercises for a flat tummy

Don’t want to end up injured or exhausted? Don’t overdo things on the workout front. Instead, aim for a brisk 20-minute walk every day to burn... read more »

Achieve toned midriff with right food, exercise

Personal trainer and outdoor fitness expert Rob Jones shares five tips to achieve the toned stomach, reports femalefirst.co.uk.It’s not all about... read more »

11 tricks that’ll change your shape

Slimming doesn’t have to mean making dramatic changes to your lifestyle overnight. In fact, small — often apparent — changes added together can make... read more »

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Gold trading outlook: futures lower as dollar rises, data ahead

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

Gold remains weak on sluggish demand; silver ends ...

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... read more »

Gold futures decline to Rs. 28,420 per 10 gm; silver do...

NEW DELHI, AUG 18:   Gold prices fell 0.82 per cent to Rs. 28,420 per 10 grams at the futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by... read more »

Gold demand drops 16% led by declines in India to China

London: Gold demand fell 16% in the second quarter, led by declines in India and China, the World Gold Council said. Global demand slipped to 963.8 tonnes... read more »

Gold price to remain range-bound

Gold price retreated on Saturday after scaling a monthly high of Rs.28,585 per 10 gram in Mumbai on Friday. The yellow metal reacted on unwinding by stockists... read more »

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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 can add veggies and spices to this... 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.... 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 »

How fermented foods help the body

Many opt for fermentation because it helps in increasing the nutritional value of food. It also has several other benefits. We take you through some of... read more »

Can your beauty salon harm you?

The quickest way to pamper yourself is to indulge at the salon. However, a recent study claims that a simple fish pedicure that involves tiny toothless carp... read more »

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Gaza toll reaches 316 as UN chief heads to region

GAZA CITY – Palestinian Territories: Israeli air strikes killed 20 people in Gaza on Saturday, taking the death toll to more than 300, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to bolster... read more »

Israeli soldier, 11 Palestinians killed in Gaza gr...

JERUSALEM/GAZA: Israel announced on Friday that a soldier had been killed, its first fatality since a Gaza ground offensive was launched the... read more »

Tripoli airport becomes Libya’s new frontline bet...

TRIPOLI: First, there is a single shot. Then Libyan fighters empty their anti-aircraft guns as others crouch for cover at Tripoli International... read more »

At least three injured in Istanbul gas explosion: Gover...

ISTANBUL: At least three people were injured, one critically, in a gas explosion at a packaging workshop in Istanbul on Saturday, city governor Huseyin Avni... read more »

Syrian opposition elects Hadi el-Bahra as new leader

ISTANBUL: The Syrian National Coalition, the main exiled opposition group seeking the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, on Wednesday elected Saudi-based Syrian... read more »

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Elphinstone Road Stampede: Western Railway Report Blames “R...

Two weeks after deadly stampede struck elphinstone road-parel foot-over bridge in mumbai, the western railway in its file has pinned the blame on rumours and rains for the tragedy, ruling out the... read more »

Terror Attacks in Jammu and Kashmir: a Timeline of...

Two Air force garud personnel had been killed in an come upon with militants in hajin, bandipora, on wednesday. according to officers, two militants... read more »

What’s the Godhra Train burning case

The Gujarat high court on monday commuted the loss of life sentence offered to 11 convicts to life time period within the Godhra Educate burning case of 2002.... read more »

Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat stay updates: Congress vice pre...

Beginning the second one leg of his navsarjan yatra in ballot -certain gujarat, congress vice-president rahul gandhi is scheduled to visit diverse districts... read more »

Row over Amit Shah’s son: Rs 100cr defamation sui...

A political typhoon hit the Narendra Modi-led authorities and the bharatiya janata celebration (BGP) after a news internet site pronounced that a business... read more »

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Kerry says Obama 'didn't order all NSA snooping'

Kerry says Obama ‘didn’t order all NSA snooping’...

Sydney – The US Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly said that President Barack Obama did not order all NSA spying on other countries. During his tour of the UAE, Kerry revealed that... read more »

Two killed in US birthday party shooting

Two killed in US birthday party shooting

Washington – At least two people, including a girl, were killed and 22 wounded late Saturday when gunfire erupted at a birthday party being... read more »

‘Optimistic’ Kerry says U.S. not ‘bli...

'Optimistic' Kerry says U.S. not 'blind' or 'dumb' to ease sanctions in Iran nuke talks

Washington – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed optimism on finalizing a deal to stop Iran from its domestic nuclear enrichment programme,... read more »

US Navy names new aircraft carrier after Gerald Ford

US Navy names new aircraft carrier after Gerald Ford

Washington – The US Navy has christened the first ship of a new class of aircraft carriers after the 38th US President Gerald R. Ford. A special... read more »

Update policies on Cuba: Obama

Update policies on Cuba: Obama

Washington – US President Barack Obama has called for updated policies on Cuba in the light of changing circumstances. “We have to be creative,... read more »

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Graft probes: After NCP, CM Fadnavis goes after Congress leaders

After granting the go-ahead to probe graft charges against senior NCP leaders, the BJP-led government in Maharashtra is now focussing on allegations of graft against Congress leaders. On Tuesday,... read more »

Court Relief for AAP’s Somnath Bharti in Con...

A court in Delhi has set aside an order holding controversial former minister Somnath Bharti of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) guilty of racial prejudice... read more »

BJP lacks leadership in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

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

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’... read more »

Congress to launch massive training of party workers in...

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

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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 Cook. Cook told the... 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... 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 »

At Satya Nadella’s school in Hyderabad, teachers ...

Hyderabad –  Indian-American Satya Nadella is the new CEO of Microsoft. With his appointment, Mr Nadella joins an elite group of Indian-origin... read more »

After anti-litigation deal with Google, Samsung makes p...

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

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US hopes India will persuade 'friend' Karzai on troops stay post-2014

US hopes India will persuade ‘friend’ Karzai on troop...

Washington – The United States has expressed hope India would persuade Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a deal allowing US troops to stay post-2014. Testifying before a Senate committee,... read more »

Pak admits Iran gas pipeline project cannot go ahead unless US sanctions issue resolved

Pak admits Iran gas pipeline project cannot go ahe...

Islamabad – Pakistan has said it cannot move ahead with the Iran gas pipeline project unless the issue of possible US sanctions is... read more »

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US ...

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US security firm

London – Chinese hackers reportedly snooped on five European foreign ministries with malware-infected emails over the summer, new research from US... read more »

Bangladesh SC stays execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader

Bangladesh SC stays execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader

Dhaka – The Supreme Court of Bangladesh late Tuesday halted the execution of Abdul Quader Molla hours before the convicted war criminal was to be... read more »

Pak govt. to press five charges against Musharraf in hi...

Pak govt. to press five charges against Musharraf in high treason case

Islamabad – The Pakistan government has decided to press five charges against former President General Pervez Musharraf in the ‘high... read more »

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Serena, Sharapova set for Wimbledon semi-final showdown

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 defeat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 today. Williams... 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... 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 »

Murray, Federer, Wawrinka, Gasquet enter quarters

2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray outlasted the big serving of Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic to reach the quarter-finals, while seven-time champion Roger... read more »

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

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 new destination. A comprehensive list... read more »

Top five must carry clothes while travelling

Top 5 must carry clothes while travelling

New Delhi – Holiday season is the time for people to pack their bags and hit the road. Before you do that, it is essential to choose the must... read more »

Hawaii ‘most searched’ holiday destination ...

Hawaii 'most searched' holiday destination on Bing!

Washington – With the travel industry expected to be 300 billion dollars worth in the US alone and the Internet being the most handy tool while... read more »

Make your own wine, the Kerala way

Make your own wine, the Kerala way

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram – Wine becomes much sought after in Kerala during the festive season, and what better than to make it at home? Barring... read more »

Jodhpur- The Royal Life

Jodhpur- The Royal Life

Take a peek into the affluent life of His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpur Five palaces, four medieval fortresses, and orchards, not to mention the... read more »

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LoC firing: Pak targets schools in J&K; 217 students, 15 teac...

All schools in Nowshera, Manjakote sectors of Rajouri district is closed for an indefinite periodBraving Pakistani shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC), authorities in Rajouri district of... read more »

Precedents suggest Mayawati’s resignation likely t...

Her resignation may not be accepted because members quitting Parliament are expected to submit their resignation in a simple format and without... read more »

US ‘concerned’ about India-China border sta...

NEW DELHI: The US said on Wednesday that it’s “concerned” about the India-China border standoff in Doklam that’s now entered its... read more »

UAE Behind Hacking of Qatari Media that Begins New Midd...

WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext... read more »

The 10 Most Breathtaking Attractions Of Sweden You Shou...

How can anyone forget the country that introduced the world to Vikings, noble peace prize, Volvo, IKEA….and the list goes on. Well, you might have got the... read more »

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

Eminent scientist Stephen Hawking has posted a new paper online that demolishes modern black hole theory. The wheelchair-bound genius said that the idea of an event horizon, from which... read more »

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... read more »

Nokia Android smartphone still in the works

Nokia Android smartphone still in the works

Nokia may not be giving up on its rumored Android phone after all, that is if new photos posted online are to be believed. The new images were posted on Twitter and on Chinese social... read more »

Google links social network contacts to Gmail

Google links social network contacts to Gmail

Google will now suggest Google+ connections as recipients when you are composing a new email Google has announced a new integration between its social network, Google+, and its email service, Gmail,... read more »