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India’s first jellyfish lake disco...

India’s first jellyfish lake discovered

“This is probably the first jellyfish lake to have been found in India. The concentration and density of jellyfish is very high here. You can even see them from outside during low tide and when the water is clear,” wildlife scientist BC Choudhury said.    Led by him, a team of... read more »

All about rectification you need to know

All about rectification you need to know

Rectification is the process of converting the alternating voltage or current into the corresponding direct (dc) quantity. (Direct voltage or current) The input to a rectifier is ac whereas its output is unidirectional or dc. The electronic circuit which carries out rectification is called... read more »

Mars rover clocking up the mileage

Mars rover clocking up the mileage

Cape Town – It’s not exactly been at Olympic gold medal pace, but Nasa’s Mars rover Opportunity that landed on the Red Planet in 2004 has set an extraterrestrial distance record and is within sight of completing its first marathon. Amazingly, the rover was only designed to travel one... read more »

100,000-year-old case of brain damage fo...

100,000-year-old case of brain damage found

LONDON: An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human. The child, who lived about 100,000 years ago, survived head trauma for several years, but suffered from permanent brain damage as a result, new 3D imaging reveals. Given the brain... 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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Eman Ahmed’s chaotic exit from India compels Maharashtra go...

New Delhi: The ‘world’s heaviest woman’, Eman Ahmed, left India amidst a lot of controversy and a chaotic last day. Her final few moments in Mumbai were confusing and supremely... read more »

With Gonda named dirtiest city, Aditynath wields b...

The U.P. Chief Minister arrived at the congested Baloo Addar locality in the heart of Lucknow and began sweeping the streets. Uttar Pradesh Chief... read more »

After robberies, J&K bank stops cash transactions i...

A customer can do transactions using cheques at these branches, and do cash transactions in nearest safe branches.   The Jammu & Kashmir Bank has... read more »

PM Modi Has Proved He Can Win Despite Tough Decisions: ...

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The BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh is proof that tough decisions can be taken in politics without fear of a backlash in elections, Union Minister Smriti... read more »

Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Credits Party ...

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Mr Kamat romped home after defeating Bharatiya Janata Party candidateSharmad Pai Raiturkar by 4,900 votes. 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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SBI’s bad loans didn’t affect it much. Here’s the proof

State Bank of India reported its highest profit in six quarters on lower provisions for bad loans last quarter, but investors were wary about the outlook for its asset quality after the amalgamation... read more »

Cognizant to hire more in US, optimise workforce

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

View: Indian diplomacy rises above the stratosphere

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

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

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

President Pranab Mukherjee signs ordinance empowering R...

President Pranab Mukherjee has approved an ordinance to amend the Banking Regulation Act, empowering the Reserve Bank of India to act directly against top... 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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I feared my career was over after the Adelaide Test: Clarke

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

Cricket World Cup launched with quirky opening cer...

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

Sachin has faith on Indian team

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

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

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

Race for BCCI president gathers pace

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

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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 to provide life insur! ance policies in electronic... read more »

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Sensex trades flat during early 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... 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 »

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

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

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... read more »

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Career Guidance

FLY HIGH I have just completed my class XII (non-medical), but did not score well. I did not take any engineering entrance test either. How can I become an aircraft maintenance engineer? To become... read more »

AIIMS MBBS 2014 entrance results declared, Vizag g...

New Delhi: The results for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance test for MBBS programme for the session 2014-2015 were... read more »

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... 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 »

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Ankita Lokhande-Vicky Jain wedding: The lovebirds offer glimpses ...

Ankita Lohande and Vicki Jain are getting married this month. The Lovebirds recently started using pens on social media to peek at pre-wedding rituals. Dressed up in traditional costumes, we... read more »

`The Omicron Variant’ film poster goes viral...

The poster for the Omicron Variant movie went viral on social media, leading netizens to believe it was a legitimate 1963 movie. 4,444 netizens... read more »

Bob Biswas Movie Review: Abhishek Bachchan is Kahani...

Unlike Kahani’s script, the script itself never goes beyond Bob. Bob Biswas has his moments, but struggles to break free from Sholai’s samba,... read more »

Did Katrina Kaif invite Salman Khan to her wedding to V...

Will Salman Khan and his family attend Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif’s wedding on December 9th? So far, there has been no official announcement of a... read more »

83 Trailer: “To Win” Ranveer Singh, Kapil D...

Trailer ’83’ crashed on the internet on Tuesday morning and took over the internet in just a few minutes. We were not at all surprised by the New... 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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Furore over images of Hindu deities on beer bottles

Furore over images of Hindu deities on beer bottles

Sydney – An Australian brewery has c! ome under severe criticism from Hindu groups for depicting religious deities on the labels of its alcoholic ginger beer bottles. International Hindu... read more »

Kashmiris next after Nigerians on Goa's hate list?

Kashmiris next after Nigerians on Goa’s hate...

Majorda (Goa) – After last week’s backlash against Nigerians in Goa, are Kashmiris next in line? The gram sabha of south Goa’s... read more »

‘India can help stop persecution of Baha’is...

'India can help stop persecution of Baha'is'

By Gaurav Sharma New Delhi – India can play a very important role in stopping the persecution of Baha’is in Iran, says international human rights... read more »

On 125th birth anniversary, Maulana Azad lies a forgott...

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... read more »

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

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

Most of the human body’s abilities are still hidden from us. Where do sudden bursts of energy come from when a woman in a panic can lift a car? How can one... 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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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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Donna Karan resigns from her fashion house as chief executive

Renowned American designer Donna Karan has withdrawn her name as a chief executive from her company Donna Karan International (DKI). Donna Karan New York (DKNY) owner said that after considering the... read more »

How exercise can keep your brain `young` while you...

In a new study, researchers have shown that endurance exercise may help prevent cognitive decline, keeping your brain working fully as you... read more »

Inactivity saps muscle strength

As per a new research, it only takes two weeks of not using their legs for younger and older people to lose a third of their muscular strength. University of... read more »

Working mums raise successful daughters, caring sons

A new study has revealed that leaving kids to go to work may have significant benefits on them later in life. It was found that daughters are more likely to... read more »

Outdated fashion rules that men need to break

Stylish men are always in fashion but there are certain taboos that they need to break and throw the outdated fashion rules out of the window says fashion... 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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Opposition parties reject Centre’s call for ‘one nati...

One thing the resignation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president will not do to him is to reduce his status to even that of primus inter pares or first among equals. He will continue to tower over... read more »

Indrani Mukerjea To Be Approver In Corruption Case...

Indrani Mukerjea’s plea to turn approver in the INX Media corruption case involving former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti... read more »

Will fight BJP, RSS with 10 times more vigour: Rahul Ga...

Rahul Gandhi promises a national free medicine scheme

Rahul Gandhi said today he had quit as Congress president and had left it to his party to find a successor soon, taking responsibility for a second straight... read more »

Om Birla, BJP’s surprise pick for Speaker

The BJP’s senior lawmaker Om Birla was unanimously elected the new Lok Sabha Speaker today after opposition parties supported his candidature. Prime... read more »

N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister afte...

N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday named Nirmala Sitharaman, previously the country`s defence minister, as the next finance minister – thus making her... 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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Politics

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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Titan could have own Dead Sea

The ocean inside one of Saturn’s moons could be as salty as the Dead Sea, NASA scientists have found. The data comes from the Cassini space probe’s repeated flybys of Saturn’s... read more »

Know all about latest Oppo Find 7: Specifications,...

Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo kicked off its India operations earlier this year and has since then launched a host of smartphones including the... read more »

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... read more »

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... read more »

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... 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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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 semifinal of the FIH Hockey World League... read more »

Kyrgios in ‘racist’ spat with swim leg...

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

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... read more »

Bengal Tiger-Sourav Ganguly turns 43

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

Haryana girls dominate wrestling trials

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

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Five fun things you can do for free on your next trip to Atlanta

Five fun things you can do for free on your next trip to Atlanta

Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some... read more »

China city offers three-day visa-free visit

China city offers three-day visa-free visit

Beijing – A Chinese city is offering a visa-free visit for nationals from 51 countries. The travellers, however, must hold a valid passport,... read more »

Tips on safe air travel for pregnant women

Tips on safe air travel for pregnant women

New Delhi – Expecting mothers with no identified complications or concerns with pregnancy can travel by airplane without any worries but with caution,... read more »

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... read more »

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

Worst airlines in terms of quality of food in US revealed

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

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World

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

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 Sea. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes... read more »

LoC firing: Pak targets schools in J&K; 217 st...

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

Precedents suggest Mayawati’s resignation likely to be ...

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