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Mars spacecraft completes 80% of journey

Mars spacecraft completes 80% of journey

ndia’s maiden mission to the Red Planet, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has completed 80 % of its 54.6 million kilometers to Mars. The MOM has now traveled a distance 540 million kilometers on its helio centric arc and the Mars Orbit Insertion will be carried out on September 24. “The... read more »

Indian scientists craft portable diagnos...

Indian scientists craft portable diagnostic kit for sickle cell anemia

Kolkata: In a significant step towards improving the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA), scientists in India are developing a portable and affordable diagnostic kit, a lab-on-a-chip, that could be used by untrained health workers. The team from the Indian Institute of Technology-Powai, (IIT-P)... read more »

India’s Mars orbiter completes abo...

India’s Mars orbiter completes about 80 percent of its journey

Chennai: Inching closer to the red planet, India’s ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80 percent of its journey for its rendezvous with the planet scheduled for 24 September.The spacecraft has covered a distance of more than 540 million... read more »

Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

Hartsfield flew on three shuttle missions including as commander of the Discovery’s maiden flight, NASA space agency said on Saturday. He died after a prolonged illness. In 1982, Hartsfield piloted Columbia on the final test flight orbiter. He spent a week in space as part of a two-person... 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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PM Modi Most Popular Leader Since Independence: Amit Shah Victory...

BJP chief Amit Shah arrived at the BJP’s headquarters in Delhi on Saturday afternoon to a big welcome from hundreds of party workers singing and dancing to celebrate the party’s massive... read more »

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Mayawati No 3, Alleges Rigging In What BJP Pegs As...

As the BJP headed for a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, former Chief Minister Mayawati blamed it on largescale rigging and threatened to... read more »

Punjab Poll Results: PM Modi Congratulates Amarinder Si...

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The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine received a major drubbing in these Assembly elections. read more »

Assembly Election Result 2017: We Are Disappointed, Wil...

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The AAP on Saturday said it was disappointed over losing the Punjab election but added that becoming the main opposition in the border state was also an... read more »

Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Harish Rawat Loses B...

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The Congress was trounced in Uttarakhand by the BJP today, leading only in 13 of the state’s 70 seats at 1.30 pm. The BJP is leading in 58 seats at 3.15... 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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Baba Ramdev’s MNC-bhagao plan includes Patanjali fast food ...

Baba Ramdev, the yoga guru and promoter of home-grown FMCG company Patanjali Ayurveda, has in the past been vocal about taking the deep-pocketed multinational foreign companies operating in India... read more »

Top NRI Realty Investment Destinations

Top NRI Realty Investment Destinations

The Nonresident Indian`s (NRI) investment in real estate is a big boost to the struggling reality sector. In the past, the NRI population primarily... read more »

Strong U.S. job growth, rising wages set stage for Fed ...

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employers hired workers at a robust pace in February, beating expectations, and wages grinded higher, which could give the... read more »

Volkswagen pleads guilty in U.S. court in diesel emissi...

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DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG pleaded guilty on Friday to fraud, obstruction of justice and falsifying statements as part of a $4.3... read more »

U.S. extends leniency programme for companies that disc...

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MIAMI (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department will extend a programme that offers companies leniency if they voluntarily tell authorities when employees... 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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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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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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India-Israel to strengthen cooperation in education sector

NEW DELHI: Alon Ushpiz, the ambassador of Israel to India met Smriti Irani, minister of Human Resource Development, on Thursday to discuss strengthening of educational relations between India and... read more »

Long Queues as College Admissions in Delhi Univers...

New Delhi – Long queues were seen at colleges in Delhi today as admissions to Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme... 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 is in... 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 »

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Antim Day 1’s Box Office Estimates: Salman Khan’s Mov...

Antim Day 1’s Box Office Estimates: Salman Khan’s Movie – Ayush Sharma grossed roughly. rupees 5.50 cr.Box Office Estimate Antim Day 1: Salman Khan’s Film – Ayush... read more »

`83 Teaser: Ranveer Singh as Kapil Devs Fang, who...

`83 Teaser: Ranveer Singh as Kapil Devs Fang, who won the world championshipNew Delhi: A teaser for the highly anticipated Kabir Khan ’83... read more »

Bhediya: The first look of Varun Dhavan as a werewolf i...

Bhediya: The first portrayal of Varun Dhavan as a werewolf is intimidating, and the film is slated for release in 2022.Bhediya by Varuna Dhavan and Kriti... read more »

Fact Check: Rowan Atkinson, also known as Mr Bean, isn&...

Fact Check: Rowan Atkinson, also known as Mr Bean, isn’t dead, Internet users defeat fake rumorsRowan Atkinson is believed to have died after an... read more »

Jersey Trailer: Shahid Kapoor plays the Excricator, who...

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor is all set for his silverscreen comeback as the makers just dropped the trailer of his much-anticipated film ‘Jersey’... 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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Bees, wasps and hornets

Animals are people too, or so they tell me

By Nury Vittachi DOGS IN ASIA CAN BE MULTILINGUAL, an animal welfare activist claims. Parisian poodles speak French, chow-chow dogs should be spoken to in Chinese, and chihuahuas understand Spanish,... read more »

Chandigarh literature festival begins Friday

Chandigarh literature festival begins Friday

Chandigarh – The second edition of the Chandigarh Literature Festival will begin here Friday. Authors and critics will get together for a... read more »

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir’s saffron fi...

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir's saffron fields

By Sheikh Qayoom Pampore Highlands (Kashmir Valley) – As saffron flowers bloom and farmers begin harvesting the royal spice, the fields in this south... read more »

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... 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 Britain... 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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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 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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Healthy eating during monsoon

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

Exercises that help you battle pain

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

3 simple exercises for a flat tummy

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

Achieve toned midriff with right food, exercise

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

11 tricks that’ll change your shape

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

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Gold price to remain range-bound

Gold price retreated on Saturday after scaling a monthly high of Rs.28,585 per 10 gram in Mumbai on Friday. The yellow metal reacted on unwinding by stockists by Rs.190 to close the week at... read more »

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

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

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... 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 »

Gold, silver extend losses on global cues, sluggish dem...

Gold remained under pressure for the second straight day and declined by Rs 100 to Rs 28,100 per 10 grams in the national capital on Friday on weak cues from... read more »

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World take to mat, bend, twist to mark inaugural Yoga Day

Thousands of yoga enthusiasts across the world on Sunday took to mats and stretched, bent and twisted their bodies in multiple complex postures as they marked the inaugural International Day of... read more »

No link between caesarean sections, autism

A new study has claimed that babies born via caesarean section are not at any greater risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The new... read more »

More employees to have healthy lifestyle options at wor...

More employees will have access to health promotion programmes and healthier food options at their workplaces by the end of March next year. A national... read more »

‘Walter Mitty’ bank manager lived ‘lottery’ lifestyle t...

Gordon Irvine siphoned tens of thousands of pounds from the ATM at the Santander bank he ran in Lochee High Street before blowing the cash on foreign holidays... read more »

Time management in kitchen

For a working professional, be it a man or a woman, managing one’s time spent in the kitchen is very important. Not everyday can one think of ordering... 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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N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former P...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday named Nirmala Sitharaman, previously the country`s defence minister, as the next finance minister – thus making her India’s female finance minister... read more »

Baba Ramdev asks Opposition to practice 'Kapalbhati' to manage stress for next 15 years

Baba Ramdev asks Opposition to practice ‘Kap...

On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an oath of office and secrecy in a grand ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan Thursday, yoga guru and... read more »

Narendra Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah gets Home Minister, Ni...

Narendra Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah gets Home, Nirmala becomes first woman Finance Minister

BJP president Amit Shah is the new Union Home Minister and former Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman the fresh Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister. Former... read more »

Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi vs Smriti Irani: Se...

NEW DELHI : Congress president Rahul Gandhi is fighting a tough battle in Amethi, his constituency in Uttar Pradesh since 2004. As early leads came in, Rahul... read more »

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2019 : Jaganmo...

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2019 LIVE Updates: YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy is heading to a big victory in Andhra Pradesh over his arch rival and... read more »

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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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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 days in the office are numbered. The speculation... read more »

Devendra Fadnavis hopeful of breakthrough in talks...

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

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 »

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New type of dust discovered on Mars

A weird new kind of dust has been discovered in the Martian atmosphere by scientists using ultraviolet and infrared imaging techniques. A group of Russian and French scientists analysed... read more »

NASA Telescope Captures Rare Supernova Explosion

The Spitzer Space Telescope revealed images of a supernova explosion in which a dead star sucked off the remaining cosmic energy of an aging... read more »

NASA sends hi-tech ‘sandals’ into space

NASA has sent a pair of high-tech ‘space sandals’ to the International Space Station (ISS) to better understand how heavy loads can damage an... read more »

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... read more »

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... read more »

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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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Younis Khan’s unbeaten 171 helps Pakistan chase record total, sea...

Younis Khan remained unbeaten after a brilliant 171 as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the final Test to win the three-match series 2-1 at Pallekele on Tuesday. Chasing a daunting... read more »

Murray, Federer, Wawrinka, Gasquet enter quarters

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

Portugal’s Nani joins Fenerbahce from Manchester ...

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 glittering... 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 »

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Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holidayers

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holidayers

By Sheikh Qayoom Gulmarg – This world-famous ski resort and tourist destination came alive Monday with scores of domestic and foreign tourists enjoying the snowfall that gave the Himalayan... read more »

Discover the Konkan Coast

Discover the Konkan Coast

Every few kilometres, different sights, scenes and flavours await you on the Konkan coastline. Lonely, bone-white beaches and sandy stretches with... read more »

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday se...

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday season!

New Delhi – With the holiday season at its peak, International SOS has issued guidelines for travellers to stay healthy and have safe and secure trips,... read more »

Get these apps for stress-free travel this holiday seas...

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

Washington – In time for the holiday season, apps like RoadNinja, SpotHero and FlightAware can help travellers save time and money while heading to a... read more »

Top 5 must carry clothes while travelling

Top five 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... read more »

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The 10 Most Breathtaking Attractions Of Sweden You Should See

How can anyone forget the country that introduced the world to Vikings, noble peace prize, Volvo, IKEA….and the list goes on. Well, you might have got the idea. Right? It’s Sweden. It is an... read more »

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