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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 »

Panasonic P81 launched in India for Rs 1...

Panasonic P81 launched in India for Rs 18,990: Octa-core phablet with 13MP ...

After a string of teasers, Panasonic has finally pulled the wraps off its newest smartphone dubbed P81. The Panasonic P81 is company’s first octa-core priced at Rs 18,990. The device is now available for Rs 17,999 via Snapdeal. The online retailer promises to ship the device in two business... read more »

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40 killed in fresh Nigeria attacks

40 killed in fresh Nigeria attacks

Abuja – At least 40 people were killed in fresh attacks by gunmen in Nigeria’s state of Plateau, where ethno-religious crises have claimed hundreds of residents in the past, Xinhua... read more »

9 killed, 51 wounded in Benghazi clashes

9 killed, 51 wounded in Benghazi clashes

TRIPOLI – At least nine people were killed and 51 others wounded in the heavy clashes that erupted on Monday in the Libyan eastern city of... read more »

Britain, US to continue supporting Libya

Britain, US to continue supporting Libya

London – British Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that their countries would continue efforts to support... read more »

Egypt orders Turkish ambassador to leave

Egypt orders Turkish ambassador to leave

Turkish ambassador to Cairo has been considered persona non grata and will be ordered to leave the country because of Turkey’s continued “interference”... read more »

26 killed in South Africa road accidents

26 killed in South Africa road accidents

Cape Town – At least 26 people were killed in two separate road accidents in South Africa Friday, authorities said. At least 15 people were killed and... read more »

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Six nurses killed in latest attack on Chinese medical workers

BEIJING: Seven people, including six nurses, were stabbed to death at a hospital dormitory in northern China on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, the latest in a string of attacks... read more »

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

MANSHIET EL-IKHWA, Egypt: Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing... read more »

With 14.3 mn enslaved people, India is the slavery capi...

Nearly 14.3 million people, including children, are “trapped” in modern-day slavery in India, which tops a global index of people under bondage across the... read more »

Grenade attack kills 2 policemen in Charsadda

PESHAWAR – A grenade attack killed two policemen and wounded another one in Charsadda on Tuesday. The incident happened in the Shabqadar area of... read more »

IS claims beheading of US aid worker, 18 Syrians

BEIRUT: The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday claimed to have executed Peter Kassig, a US aid worker kidnapped in Syria, as a warning to the United... read more »

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Idea gets shareholders nod to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore

Idea Cellular said its shareholders have approved to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore through issue of non-convertible securities on private placement basis in one or more tranches The company, which... read more »

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

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

Antrix told to pay Devas $672 million

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

Global stocks touch two-year low

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

India Up 16 Places to 55th on Global Competitiveness In...

Geneva: In a big jump, India has moved up 16 positions to rank 55th on a global index of the world’s most competitive economies, where Switzerland... read more »

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China conducts test flight of stealth drone

China conducts test flight of stealth drone

Beijing – China has successfully conducted the first test fl! ight of the domestically built and designed stealth unmanned aerial veh! icle (UAV), media reports said Friday. The drone... read more »

China Mobile's ex-vice president gets life sentence

China Mobile’s ex-vice president gets life s...

Beijing – The former vice president of China Mobile, the country’s largest telecom operator, was sentenced to life imprisonment for... read more »

22 killed in China oil pipeline blast

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

Beijing – At least 22 people were killed Friday morning when a leaking petroleum pipeline caught fire and exploded in the coastal city of Qingdao in... read more »

Chinese SC bans police from torturing suspects to extra...

China allegedly withholds residence visas for NYT, Bloomberg reporters

London – Chinese Supreme Court has ruled officials in the country to stop torturing suspects for them to make confessions. On its official microblog,... read more »

China’s military modernization is challenging US ...

China's military modernization is challenging US military power

A US congressional panel, which advises lawmakers on the national security implications of the relationship between Washington and Beijing, has warned that... read more »

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

New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 108 runs, leads series 3-1

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 over Sri Lanka on Friday, taking an... 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... 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 »

4th ODI: Williamson, Ronchi seal New Zealand’s wi...

Nelson: Kane Williamson scored 103 to rescue an ailing New Zealand innings Tuesday and steer them to a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day... read more »

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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 country, authorities said. The National... read more »

Rupee falls 27 paise to 62.41 on month-end dollar demand

Rupee falls 27 paise to 62.41 on month-end dollar ...

The rupee fell for the first time in five days and ended 27 paise lower at 62.41 against the dollar on Thursday on month-end demand from oil... read more »

6% GDP growth next fiscal, better 2nd half in 2013-14: ...

6% GDP growth next fiscal, better 2nd half in 2013-14: Montek

Hyderabad – Exuding confidence that economy will be back on high growth trajectory, Plan panel Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Wednesday said... read more »

Rupee down 26 paise against dollar in early trade

Rupee down 26 paise against dollar in early trade Rupee down 26 paise against dollar in early trade

The rupee on Thursday weakened by 26 paise to 62.40 against the US dollar in early trade on the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to appreciation of the... read more »

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Sensex closes 245 points down; automobile stocks plunge

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 34.33 points or 0.17 percent down in the pre-noon session Wednesday. Good... read more »

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Long Queues as College Admissions in Delhi University Open

New Delhi – Long queues were seen at colleges in Delhi today as admissions to Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) opened. The university has 54,000 seats for the... read more »

CBSE will now allow ‘revaluation’

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education has introduced the provision of ‘revaluation’ at Class XII level from this year. It... 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 (IIM-Indore)... 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 »

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

Bollywood veteran actress Neetu Kapoor is turning a year old today and his family including actor Rishi Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor and grand-daughter Samara. Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter to wish her... read more »

Shahid, Mira’s grand wedding reception on July 12...

Newly-wed Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput reached here this evening where the couple will be hosting a reception for B-town... read more »

When Kajol’s ‘reel’ and ‘real&#...

It was a treat to Kajol fans on Thursday when her ‘reel’ and ‘real’ husbands dined together. Shahrukh Khan and Ajay Devgn are two Bollywood stars who... read more »

SS Rajamouli impresses again but no comparison with fir...

Just a few days ago SS Rajmouli rocked Youtube and Twitter with the first trailer of Baahubali. Once again, the makers of Baahubali have released another... read more »

Girl’s father gives angry reply to Hema Malini fo...

BJP MP and veteran actress Hema Malini, who met an accident a few days ago in Dausa, Rajasthan has said that the girl’s father was the man responsible for... read more »

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Iran, world powers continue N-talks in Geneva

EU warns against autocratic drift in Maldives

The European Union has warned that the Maldives may drift back to autocratic rule, saying it will consider “appropriate measures” if the country can’t elect a resident in a rescheduled runoff... read more »

Hackers steal card details of 376,000 people from Loyaltybuild

Hackers steal card details of 376,000 people from ...

Washington – In a cyberattack on an Irish marketing company, Loyaltybuild, the hackers have reportedly stolen full card details of at least... read more »

Vladimir Putin cautious about being listed as “mo...

Vladimir Putin cautious about being listed as "most powerful person"

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he was more cautious after being named the most powerful person by Forbes... read more »

Greek government survives no confidence motion

Greek government survives no confidence motion

Greece’s Conservative-Socialist coalition government survived a no-confidence motion tabled by the main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) party... read more »

Ecuador president says UK violating Assange’s human rig...

Ecuador president says UK violating Assange’s human rights by holding him in country

Sydney – Ecaudor’s President Rafael Correa has reportedly claimed that Britain is violating the human rights of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by... read more »

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

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 Pakistani teenager who fearlessly took on the... read more »

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

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

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

Discover magic of storytelling with Kahaani festival

Discover magic of storytelling with Kahaani festival

New Delhi – Create, share your stories and explore various tools of story-telling with the second edition of Kahaani Festival which begins this month in... read more »

German police find 1,500 artworks taken by Nazis

German police find 1,500 artworks taken by Nazis

Berlin – Some 1,500 works by artists like Picasso, Nolde and Matisse believed to be stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s were found at an elderly... read more »

Some species of ants using aggression and deception

Some species of ants using aggression and deception

The animal world fascinates me for two reasons. Their talents and abilities far exceed ours. They are so similar to humans in the way they feel emotion and... read more »

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Five food items vegetarians can't stand

Five food items vegetarians can’t stand

New York – Vegetarians often get to hear how boring their life is sans meat. But eating fake meat all the time simply kills the appetite. There are vegetarian dishes that no longer excite... read more »

Now, vodka with cinnamon rolls flavour

Now, vodka with cinnamon rolls flavour

Washington – Pinnacle Vodka has joined forces with Cinnabon, Inc to come up with a vodka range infused with cinnamon rolls flavor. The... read more »

Now, inhalable tea to give brew lovers vaporized benefi...

Now, inhalable tea to give brew lovers vaporized benefits

London – A less intoxicating version of Vaportini, which allows inhaling of alcoholic beverages, has been created by Camellia’s Tea House in the UK,... read more »

Check diabetes with healthy foods

Check diabetes with healthy foods

Los Angeles – Nutrition and diet play a major part in preventing, ma! naging or even slowing the rate of complications associated with diabetes, says an... read more »

Secrets behind McDonald’s food revealed

Secrets behind McDonald's food revealed

Melbourne – Famous fast food chain McDonald’s has addressed some common concerns among customers regarding their food. When the company was asked... read more »

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Football

FIFA World Cup 2014 Match Preview: Japan v/s Greece

Following defeats to Cote d’Ivoire and Colombia respectively, head coaches Alberto Zaccheroni and Fernando Santos know nothing but victory will suffice on Thursday. Greece and Japan will meet... read more »

MS Dhoni Joins Instagram, Posts Barcelona Shirt Si...

Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the latest celebrity to join photo-blogging website, Instagram. The 32-year-old posted eight... read more »

Ronaldo tops riskiest online searches list for football...

Cristiano Ronaldo patches up with Sepp Blatter

Cybercriminals are most likely to use names of famous footballers like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to lure netizens to malicious webpages designed to... read more »

Football Fever Grips Namma City as World Cup Draws Clos...

BANGALORE: Cricket may reign supreme in the country, but in Bangalore, football is not far behind. Just last year, Bangalore got its first home club... read more »

FIFA offers 180,000 extra World Cup tickets

About 180,000 tickets will be available during the final World Cup sales phase beginning Wednesday, football’s governing body FIFA has... read more »

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Gold & Metals

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 continues to recover from a winter... read more »

Gold prices slipped by Rs. 30 to Rs. 30,725 per 10 gm.

Gold demand in India to rise in H2 as import curbs...

India’s gold demand is likely to pick up in the second half of the year as curbs on bullion imports are expected to be eased by the... read more »

Gold price plunges by Rs 500 to Rs 29,600 per 10 grams

Gold steady after two-day fall, economic optimism weighs

New Delhi – Gold prices plunged by Rs 500 to Rs 29,600 per 10 grams in the national capital Friday due to low demand from jewellers and retailers amid a... read more »

Gold rebounds on wedding season buying

Gold regained its glitter to trade Rs. 150 higher at Rs. 30,100 per 10 grams in the national capital on Thursday on increased buying by stockists and... read more »

Gold down by Rs 100 on weak global cues; silver recover...

Gold And Silver : 2014

NEW DELHI: Gold prices on Monday fell by another Rs 100 to Rs 30,240 per 10 grams in the national capital on selling by stockists in tandem with a weak global... read more »

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Health & Fitness

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 sit-ups: Sit-ups and ab crunches work your... 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... read more »

Don’t save for future? You may be ignoring health

If you are not inclined to save for the future, you may also have a tendency to ignore your health as researchers have found that poor physical health and... read more »

Tips to tackle swollen feet

Whether it’s due to the heat or pregnancy issues or even stress, swollen feet can wreck havoc on your daily routine. Here are a few remedies to help... read more »

5 Eat right ways to a slim you

Don’t miss meals Have at least three meals or then four smaller ones at a certain time everyday. These should contain enough cereal, protein and... read more »

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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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Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

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

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

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

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

4 delicious ways to cook meat

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

Food choices to beat menstrual cramps

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

Ways to block bad thoughts!

It’s the new-age mantra touted to help you achieve a more fulfilling life -positive thinking. However, while many of us indulge in happy thoughts and... read more »

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Middle East

ISIS leader urges Muslims to help build Islamic state

BAGHDAD: The leader of the extremist group that has swept over much of northern Syria and Iraq on Tuesday called on Muslims to immigrate to the territory his group has seized to help build an... read more »

Syria-Iraq ‘caliph’ incites Muslims to...

DUBAI: The leader of the al-Qaida offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the... read more »

Iraq’s new parliament convenes to choose PM

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s new parliament has convened amid pressure on lawmakers to quickly choose a new prime minister who can confront a militant blitz that... read more »

Iraq gets Russian Sukhois to fight with ISIS

BAGHDAD: Iraqi government officials said on Sunday that Russian experts had arrived in Iraq to help the army get 12 new Russian warplanes into the fight... read more »

As Iraq burns, world feels the heat

This is largely a battle between the three major groups of people in Iraq — Shias, Sunnis and Kurds. Shias and Sunnis are Islam’s major sects. Kurds... read more »

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India Can Help U.S to Keep an Eye on Pakistan, Says Nikki Haley?

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N says the united states is calling at India to assist extra in Afghanistan, specially in monetary and development assistance India can assist the united statesmaintain a... read more »

Supreme Court: “Diwali”, Cracker Ban S...

Rejecting a Petition that challenged its ban at the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) beforehand of Diwali,... read more »

Star Campaigner “Yogi”, Adityanath to Take ...

Ahmedabad: Uttar Pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath will campaign in Gujarat over the next two days for what appears to be an attempt via the bjp to... read more »

Elphinstone Road Stampede: Western Railway Report Blame...

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... read more »

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

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 »

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North America

Obama calls Netanyahu amidst report of Iranian deal

Obama calls Netanyahu amidst report of Iranian deal

Washington – US President Barack Obama reached out to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and updated him about the ongoing negotiations between world powers and Iran over its nuclear... read more »

US can access Britons' personal data under secret deal

Snowden leaks have helped Britain’s enemies:...

London – The intelligence leaks from US analyst Edward Snowden have left Britain’s enemies “rubbing their hands with glee”,... read more »

Obama says sorry to Americans dropped by insurers

Obama says sorry to Americans dropped by insurers

Washington – President Barack Obama has for the first time offered an apology to Americans who are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they... read more »

Modest relief for Iran if it halts activity: Obama

Modest relief for Iran if it halts activity: Obama

Washington – President Barack Obama has said that if Iran halts advances and reverses parts of its nuclear program, the United States would offer... read more »

Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wins re-e...

Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wins re-election

Washington – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won re-election by a crushing margin on Tuesday, a victory seen boosting his widely expected... read more »

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Politics

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 party Vice President Rahul Gandhi at 5... read more »

JD(U) may oust Manjhi as Bihar chief minister

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

Devendra Fadnavis hopeful of breakthrough in talks with...

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

Muslims and Dalits must come together: MIM’s Owai...

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... read more »

Sena slams Pawar over snap poll remarks

New voters, weak leaders behind Congress defeat: Sharad Pawar

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 of... read more »

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Eminent scientist Stephen Hawking debunks Albert Einstein’s...

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 even light... read more »

Google acquires security firm Impermium with Indian connection

Google acquires security firm Impermium with India...

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

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... 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... read more »

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South Asia

US defense secretary to hold talks in Pakistan

US defense secretary to hold talks in Pakistan

Islamabad – US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is scheduled to hold talks with the Pakistani civil and military leaders on security issues Monday, officials here said. Hagel earlier visited... read more »

I am opposed to India, US policies, says Imran Khan

I am opposed to India, US policies, says Imran Kha...

Islamabad – Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said he opposes the policies adopted by India and the US on Kashmir and drone... read more »

Bangladesh court orders Abdul Kader Mullah to be hanged

Don't hang Mollah, says rights group

London – A Bangladeshi war crimes court has ordered prison authorities to hang Abdul Kader Mullah of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, months after he was... read more »

Caretaker issue not on UN emissary’s agenda: Hasi...

Caretaker issue not on UN emissary's agenda: Hasina's aide

Dhaka – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s advisor Gowher Rizvi said Saturday that the visiting UN emissary will no! t discuss the... read more »

Pakistan’s new army chief stresses on professiona...

Pakistan's new army chief stresses on professionalism

Islamabad – Pakistan’s new army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, has stressed on the importance of professionalism in dealing with challenges, a media... read more »

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Sports

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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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 thousands of rooms filled with priceless... 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... read more »

Flow of tourists to Daringbadi gains momentum

Flow of tourists to Daringbadi gains momentum

Berhampur – Flow of tourists to Daringbadi, described as `Kashmir of Odisha`, has gained momentum with the hill town in Kandhamal district experiencing... read more »

Never heard of` UK Aurigny airlines voted world’s best ...

Never heard of` UK Aurigny airlines voted world’s best carrier

Sydney – An airline carrier which no-one has heard of has been reportedly voted as the world’s best by a UK consumer site Which? The Aurigny Air... read more »

TV tourism on the rise in New York

TV tourism on the rise in New York

Fancy a cosmopolitan a la Carrie Bradshaw or titillation down the strip club favored by Tony Soprano? TV tourism is whipping up a storm in New York, where... read more »

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World

Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-Hye goes on trial Read mor...

SEOUL: South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-Hye, grim-faced and brought to court in handcuffs, went on trial Tuesday over a sprawling corruption scandal that saw millions take to the... read more »

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering cr...

HIGHLIGHTS The men stood quietly, their heads down, as spectators heckled them and shouted insults. Up to 1,000 people watched as the two men... read more »

Donald Trump Arrives For Talks With Palestinian Leader ...

US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of his first trip abroad as president, and follows an initial leg in... read more »

Brazil’s Michel Temer Refuses to Resign in Face o...

Brasilia: Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he would not resign after the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into... read more »

At least 141 Haftar Loyalist Killed in South Libya Airb...

Tripoli: An attack on an airbase in south Libya has killed 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar, a spokesman for his forces... read more »

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Yahoo acquires 'intelligent homescreen' startup Aviate

Yahoo acquires ‘intelligent homescreen’ startup Aviate

Washington – Yahoo has acquired Aviate, a startup whose technology brings information to mobile home screens from a user’s Android apps. CEO Marissa Mayer made the announcement... read more »

Yahoo announces News Digest, digital magazines at CES 2014

Yahoo announces News Digest, digital magazines at CES 2014

Washington –  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced new services at the ongoing CES 2014 in Las Vegas, including a twice-daily news summary called Yahoo News Digest and other digital... read more »

New phone alerts for extreme weather could help prevent casualties in India

New phone alerts for extreme weather could help prevent casualties in India

Washington, Jan. 8 (ANI): Computer science undergraduates have developed image based mobile phone alerts, connected to the Weather Research and Forecasting system, which could help prevent... read more »

Countdown for India joining cryogenic rocket club begins

Countdown for India joining cryogenic rocket club begins

Chennai – The 29-hour countdown for the launch of India’s heavy rocket geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle-development 5 (GSLV-D5) with the indigenous engine began Saturday... read more »

Now, solar-powered car that follows the sun to maximize energy ga...

Washington –  Researchers have developed a solar-powered concept car that will follow the sun to maximize its energy collection. Ford’s C-MAX Solar Energi Concept vehicle is the first-ever... read more »