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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 »

NASA develops high-tech cages to carry r...

NASA develops high-tech cages to carry rats to ISS

NASA has developed high-tech cages to carry rodents from Earth to the International Space Station (ISS) to allow researchers to study the long-term effects of microgravity on mammalian physiology. The Rodent Habitat modules will first fly in August aboard an unmanned SpaceX Dragon cargo ship.... read more »

Maruti Launches Celerio ‘GreenR...

Maruti Launches Celerio ‘Green’ CNG Model

India’s leading carmaker, Maruti Suzuki has now rolled out the popular Celerio with a CNG kit. Called as the Celerio Green, the new version will come up with a factory-fitted CNG kit, and will return an impressive 31.79km/kg (claimed) mileage. Powering the Celerio Green is the same 1.0-litre... read more »

Google doodle celebrates Mary AnningR...

Google doodle celebrates Mary Anning’s 215th birth anniversary

Internet giant Google on Wednesday celebrated the 215th anniversary of the birth of British palaeontologist Mary Anning with a special doodle. The Google homepage shows Mary Anning hunting for fossils with the fossilized remains of the animals making up Google’s letters. Anning is best known... 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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Gold ETFs witness outflow of Rs 363cr in Apr-Aug FY 2016

NEW DELHI: Investors continue to pull out money from gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but the pace of outflow has slowed down in the current fiscal on account of the sluggish equity market trends.... read more »

Will Alibaba crash impact Indian e-commerce valuat...

NEW DELHI: When Alibaba listed on NYSE a year ago, it created history with the highest share sale value, making the Chinese e-commerce giant valued... read more »

Pfizer to sell Thane plant to Vidhi Research for Rs 178...

Drug firm Pfizer has said it has entered into a business transfer agreement to sell its Thane plant as a going concern to Vidhi Research and Development LLP... read more »

Sterlite Technologies acquires Elitecore Tech for Rs 18...

NEW DELHI: Sterlite TechnologiesBSE 2.23 % today announced the acquisition of telecom software product firm Elitecore Technologies at Rs 180 crore in an... read more »

Volkswagen emissions scandal spreads to Europe and thre...

Volkswagen unveils five-year investment plan to become world’s leading carmaker by 2018

The Volkswagen and Audi diesel emissions scandal which has thrown the global car industry into turmoil has spread to Europe and threatens to embroil more... 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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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 damages caused by the Caribbean... read more »

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

New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 108 runs, leads ser...

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... read more »

My hard work paid off, says Finn

He scripted a memorable comeback on Tuesday snapping five wickets to set up England’s nine-wicket win over India in the cricket tri-series and pacer Steven... read more »

I learnt a lot from Dhoni: Vijay

With 482 runs in four Tests, opener M. Vijay was one of India’s stand-out performers down under. The in-form batsman is now back in India and is set to... read more »

The island nation’s golden moment

There has to be a first time for everything. Certainly for the elevation of the Sri Lankans to the rank of cricketing gods as they anointed themselves World... 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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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 (IIM-Indore) has again been entrusted the task of... read more »

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

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

BTech linked to industry

Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), Faridabad, is inviting applications for new BTech programmes, with specialisations such as cloud computing,... read more »

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Entertainment

Ajay Devgn confident about ‘Drishyam’ success at box-...

Bollywood versatile actor Ajay Devgn, who was recently spotted in Mumbai to promote his upcoming thriller drama flick ‘Drishyam’ along with his co-star Tabu, revealed why his upcoming... 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,... 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 »

This is how Kapoors ringed Neetu Kapoor’s 57th b&...

Bollywood veteran actress Neetu Kapoor is turning a year old today and his family including actor Rishi Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor and grand-daughter... 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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Food

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 & Metals

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 Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in... 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 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 »

Gold Prices Drop to 16-Week Low

Gold prices sank to their lowest level in 16 weeks as worries about political friction in Eastern Europe subsided and amid signs that the U.S. economy... 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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Investing

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 from 1,148.3 tonnes a year earlier as... 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... read more »

Gold climbs Rs. 300 on seasonal buying, firming global ...

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Continuing its rising streak, gold prices flared up by Rs. 300 to Rs. 28,800 per ten gram in the national capital on Thursday on sustained buying by jewellers... read more »

Gold gains Rs. 110 on festive season demand, global cue...

Gold prices jumped by Rs. 110 to Rs. 28,500 per 10 grams in the national capital on Wednesday on festive season demand and positive global cues. Besides,... read more »

Gold prices recover marginally; silver remains higher

NEW DELHI: Gold prices witnessed a modest rebound of Rs 45 to Rs 28,245 after declining for two days at the bullion market here on Thursday following... read more »

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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 them… Digestion: Fermented foods are... 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... read more »

5 mistakes you make while jogging on treadmill

Error # 1 Not having a plan You get on, you push start, and you up the speed. You go until the timer hits your set time limit (or your body is too tired), and... read more »

Know the varieties of tea

The varieties of tea now available in the market have shot up like never before. Whether you go to a supermarket to buy tea for your home or go to a tea-cafe,... read more »

Here’s how to identify types of headaches

If there were an underdog in the directory of medical symptoms, it would be the headache. “Headaches are often ignored by patients who prefer to... read more »

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Middle East

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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins tour of poll-bound Gujarat 20...

The Top Minister will lay basis stones for diverse schemes and tasks really worth about ₹8,300 crore at 5 locations in 3 areas of the ballot -certain kingdom. Top Minister Narendra Modi arrived in... read more »

Govt Identifies 140 places along Bangaldesh border...

New Delhi: India has recognized 140 prone locations, deployed more protection personnel and surveillance devices, and released a “campaign”... read more »

Once done with chest thumping, explain how China built ...

Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the road construction by the Chinese in Doklam, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi asked the PM if he was done... read more »

Five restrictions imposed on VK Sasikala during parole.

Imprisoned AIADMK leader Sasikala Natarajan who was convicted earlier this year by the Supreme Court in a disproportionate assets case, was granted five-day... read more »

FIFA U-17 World Cup: We Have A Small Percentage Of Winn...

Rank-outsiders India may have a “small percentage” of winning their tournament opener in the FIFA U-17 World Cup against what he expects to be an... read more »

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North America

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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Politics

Muslims and Dalits must come together: MIM’s Owaisi

Although just a fraction, this share means MIM candidates managed to make quick inroads into the bases of bigger parties. A barrister by training from London’s Lincoln’s Inn, Owaisi’s... read more »

New voters, weak leaders behind Congress defeat: Sharad Pawar

Sena slams Pawar over snap poll remarks

The Shiv Sena today hit out at NCP Sharad Pawar after he asked his party to be ready for snap poll, saying he “is known for playing politics... read more »

RSS likely to get Shiv Sena-BJP patch-up in place

Don't worry about Maharashtra: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray draws line for N. Modi

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena has begun preparations for a show of strength here on Monday to mark the second death anniversary of Balasaheb Thackeray. But it was not... read more »

Sanskrit, not German: Smriti Irani’s Hindutva agenda hu...

In the last six years, the number of Indian students going to Germany for higher studies has risen by 114 per cent. Germany is one of the top destinations for... read more »

Political parties in Kerala gearing up for local electi...

While the Congress that heads the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) will hit the roads from November 4 to energise party workers, the Left parties and the... read more »

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

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 Nooyi,... read more »

After anti-litigation deal with Google, Samsung ma...

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 »

Eminent scientist Stephen Hawking debunks Albert Einste...

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... read more »

Google acquires security firm Impermium with Indian con...

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... 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... read more »

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South Asia

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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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 Federer beat Spain’s Roberto Bautista... read more »

Portugal’s Nani joins Fenerbahce from Manche...

Portuguese star Nani on Monday joined Fenerbahce from Manchester United for six million euros (£4.26m, $6.7m) as the Istanbul giants seek to add a... read more »

Lloyd hat-trick inspires USA to Women’s World Cup...

The United States produced an impressive performance as they thrashed Japan 5-2 in a pulsating thriller to lift the Women’s World Cup for the third... read more »

India crowned South Asian Champions for second straight...

Defending champions India notched up an emphatic 93-44 win over Sri Lanka in the finals of 4th South Asian Basketball Championship (SABA) at the Kanteerava... read more »

Solheim Cup can boost German golf

Germany has produced champions like Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymer but golf interest there is minimal and Caroline Masson says the 2015 Solheim Cup will be... read more »

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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 have fashion essentials and flaunt it in... read more »

Hawaii 'most searched' holiday destination on Bing!

Hawaii ‘most searched’ holiday destina...

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

Vaccinations for Travel Abroad

Vaccinations for Travel Abroad

You’ve worked hard all year. So has your spouse. Your children say they’ve studied hard — and you’re a good parent so you believe... read more »

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World

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...

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