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Nasa reaffirms support to India's Mars orbiter mission: Isro
NASA to launch satellite in collaboratio...

NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO

Washington – US space agency NASA today said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India’s ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Synthetic Aperture Radar mission is a part of its plan to launch in the next seven years a series of satellite... read more »

E-mail authentication reduces phishing scams: Google
Commentary: How to get a job at Google

Commentary: How to get a job at Google

Mountain View, Calif. –  Last June, in an interview with Adam Bryant of The New York Times, Laszlo Bock, the senior vice president of people operations for Google – i.e., the guy in charge of hiring for one of the world’s most successful companies – noted that Google had... read more »

Government announced the launch of an on...

Government announced the launch of an online information guide, Vikaspedia

New Delhi –  Government today announced the launch of an online information guide, Vikaspedia, for social sectors, and software tools to develop internet-based content in local languages. “Vikaspedia is part of democratisation of information. Earlier, for some information people had... read more »

The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone
Smartphone sales growth expected to slow...

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow in 2014: Gartner

Growth in global smartphone revenue is expected to slow this year as cheaper devices hit the market and weigh on average selling prices, research firm Gartner said on Thursday. With demand in mature markets such as North America and Europe easing, top smartphone makers Samsung and Apple are... read more »

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Morsi says no stability in Egypt possible ‘without removing consequences of coup’

Morsi says no stability in Egypt possible ‘without removing conse...

Sydney – Deposed Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Morsi has said there will be no stability in the country ‘without removing consequences of the coup’ that led to his ouster in... read more »

No stability in Egypt unless coup is reversed: Morsy

No stability in Egypt unless coup is reversed: Mor...

Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsy accused the military chief who deposed him of treason in a message from prison read by lawyers on... read more »

29 killed in South Africa bus accident

29 killed in South Africa bus accident

Pretoria – At least 29 people were killed and dozens injured in a collision between a bus and a truck in South Africa Monday night, media reported... read more »

Four men charged with Westgate mall attack appear in Ke...

Four men charged with Westgate mall attack appear in Kenyan court

London – Four men charged with aiding extremists in connection with Kenya shopping mall massacre have appeared in court. At least 67 people died when... read more »

Egypt to hold parliamentary polls in February, March 20...

Egypt to hold parliamentary polls in February, March 2014

London – The Egyptian foreign minister has announced the parliamentary and presidential elections will be held between February and March 2014 in a bid... read more »

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US-led air strikes hit Qaida branch in Syria: Monitor

BEIRUT: US-led coalition air strikes hit al-Qaida’s Syrian branch overnight, expanding the raids to jihadists outside the Islamic State group for only the second time, a monitoring group said... read more »

Pakistani police officer kills man suspected of bl...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani police say an axe-wielding officer killed a Shia man in police custody, claiming he had committed blasphemy by insulting... read more »

Terror groups citing ISIS crusade to recruit Indian you...

Terror groups are invoking the name of the Islamic State (IS) as a tool for recruiting youths in India. These youths can be trained in the lawless areas along... read more »

Beijing to punish Dalai supporters

BEIJING: Chinese authorities have pledged to punish officials who follow Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and “support activities of splitting... read more »

Top Bangladesh Islamist ‘may hang next week’...

DHAKA : Bangladesh may hang a senior Islamist leader as early as next week after the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence for war crimes, the law minister... read more »

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Tata Steel raises Rs 4,000 cr via non-core asset sale

Tata Steel has raised more than Rs 4,100 crore through the sale of non-core assets so far this fiscal as part of efforts to strengthen its balance sheet and generate cash. The Mumbai-based firm... read more »

L&T Finance Holdings to get Rs 708 cr from Ba...

L&T Finance Holdings , the subsidiary of engineering & construction major Larsen & Toubro, will get Rs 708 crore from Bain Capital... read more »

Why ONGC, Oil India Are Likely to Come Under Pressure

Shares of ONGC and Oil India are likely to come under pressure from October 1 as natural gas prices in India may fall below $4.2 per mmBtu (million British... read more »

Hiring activity up 13% in August, says Naukri survey

Washington - A new study has suggested that more mid-life job stress means more health problems during old age. The research from Finland found that both physical and mental job strain were linked to illness later in life, Fox News reported. Mental job strain is generally a result of tight deadlines, high demands and having little control over one’s work, while physical strain includes sweating, breathlessness and muscle strain. Lead researcher Mikaela von Bonsdorff explained that occasional feelings of job strain are not necessarily a bad thing, but persistent high job strain has been identified as a health hazard. The new findings come from a study of more than 5,000 middle-aged Finnish public sector employees who were initially surveyed about stress at work in 1981.The researchers combined that information with data from national hospital records spanning the next 28 years. It was found that with higher strain in midlife, days in the hospital for both men and women tended to increase, especially for physical strain, but for mental strain, the link was only clear among men.

In what can be seen as a reason for optimism among job seekers, hiring activity has increased 13 per cent in August 2015 against the same month last year, a... read more »

Gold hovers near three-week high as equities slip

Gold held close to its highest level in nearly three weeks on Monday, boosted by safe-haven demand after the Federal Reserve’s move last week to leave... read more »

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China urges personnel's safety in South Sudan

10 killed in Beijing blaze

Beijing – At least 10 people were killed in Beijing when a fire engulfed a storehouse Tuesday, police said. The incident, which occurred in the capital city’s Chaoyang district, was... read more »

Easing one-child policy no big deal: Chinese official

Easing one-child policy no big deal: Chinese offic...

Beijing – A senior official from China’s family planning authority said Saturday that easing the one-child policy will n! ot put much... read more »

China to optimise army size, structure

China urges personnel's safety in South Sudan

Beijing – China will optimise the size and structure of its army, adjust and improve the proportion between various troops, and reduce non-combat... read more »

China to ease one-child policy

Easing one-child policy no big deal: Chinese official

Beijing – China will loosen its decades old one-chil! d population policy, allowing couples to have two children if one of the parents is an only child,... read more »

China announces setting up of National Security Council...

Xi Jinping

Washington – China has announced that it is setting up a National Security Council under President Xi Jinping with a wider focus, including domestic... read more »

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Australia may use World Cup pitch to woo Indian companies

NEW DELHI: The Australian government plans to use the ICC Cricket World Cup that will be held in that country as an opportunity to put local businesses in touch with Indian companies. It will be... read more »

India vs Australia, 4th Test: India’s Ravichandran...

Cricket is often all about aesthetics. The dainty stance, the exquisite drive, the elegant pull, the pristine flick, the gazelle-like sprint on the... read more »

Virat Kohli comfortably placed at No.2 spot in ICC ODI ...

Virat Kohli is the best-placed Indian at the second spot in the latest ICC ODI ranking list, which also has out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper... read more »

Bangladesh cricketer Rubel remanded in actress rape cas...

DHAKA: Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain, who has been named in the country’s World Cup squad, was behind bars on Thursday after being remanded in custody... read more »

Smith, Burns help Australia push lead to 348 runs

Steve Smith scored a half-century and passed one of Don Bradman’s milestones on Friday as he led Australia to 251-6 in its second innings after four... read more »

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Manufacturing share in India's GDP

Manufacturing share in India’s GDP at lowest in 10 years: r...

Mumbai – Share of manufacturing in India’s gross domestic product (GDP) has declined to 15.1 percent this year, the lowest level in the past 10 years, a research report showed... read more »

As China flattens out, IHG to focus on India market

As China flattens out, IHG to focus on India marke...

By Jaideep Sarin Kochi – International hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will focus on India ! in the next decade with a target... read more »

Inflation to moderate to 5 per cent: Chidambaram

Inflation to moderate to 5 per cent: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday expressed the hope that rate of price rise will ease to below 5 per cent following steps taken by the government... read more »

RBI offers Rs.5,000 crore liquidity support to small fi...

RBI offers Rs.5,000 crore liquidity support to small firms

Mumbai – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday said it will provide Rs.5,000 crore liquidity support to micro and small enterprises to help them tide... read more »

IDBI Bank to raise Rs. 1,200-cr fresh capital through Q...

IDBI Bank to raise Rs. 1,200-cr fresh capital through QIP

State-run IDBI Bank on Saturday said it will raise up to Rs. 1,200 crore through institutional placement of shares. The bank needs an additional Rs. 3,000... read more »

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BC’s education system gets low marks in poll

British Columbians are among the least satisfied across Canada with their education system, from kindergarten to post-secondary. That is the finding of an Angus Reid Global survey that found fewer... read more »

Google’s fund invests $40 mn in education te...

Google Inc’s investment fund, Google Capital, has invested $40 million in exchange for a minority stake in Renaissance Learning, valuing the... read more »

Tech, science education crucial to tackling food insecu...

Good technology and science education is the key to achieving food security, poverty alleviation, and community development in rural areas of South Africa,... read more »

The Future Of Online Education : 2014

This interview is one in a series produced by the Skoll World Forum with the participation of today’s leading thinkers and innovators in education.  All of... read more »

IIT-Kanpur sets up department of earth sciences

KANPUR -The administration of Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur created a new department named Department of Earth Sciences. This had been recommended by... read more »

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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West are ‘opposites’

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has admitted she and rapper husband Kanye West are two very different people. “You can’t expect me to jump up onstage and start singing, it’s not what I... read more »

Shahrukh Khan gives a miss to Iftaar Party by Baba...

Baba Siddiqui’s popular Iftar party which is celebrated popular for its star presence was celebrated yesterday at Taj Land Ends. The party which... read more »

After “Premam”, Kamal’s “Papana...

After Malayalam movie “Premam”, it is now newly released Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil blockbuster “Papanasam” which is facing the menace of piracy. The... read more »

Jim Carrey apologises for tweeting autistic boy’s...

Jim Carrey, whose good deed took a wrong turn, has recently apologised for posting the photo of an autistic boy without permission in his anti-vaccination... read more »

Bollywood actress dream girl Hema Malini car accident

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini’s driver has reportedly been arrested after an FIR was filed against him in connection with the car crash in... read more »

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British police reject Princess Diana murder claim

Did top secret `spy hit squad` plot Princess Diana’s assassinatio...

London – Princess Diana’s death in the 1997 Paris car crash was planned and carried out by a top secret `spy hit squad`, known by the codename UK/N, it has been revealed. Barrister Michael... read more »

Brazil says spying activities `completely different` from US’

Brazil says spying activities `completely differen...

London – Brazil’s Justice Minister, Jose Eduardo Cardoso has reportedly defended the country’s spying activities and said that they were... read more »

Missing Pussy Riot band member ‘transferred to penal co...

Missing Pussy Riot band member ‘transferred to penal colony in Siberia’

Washington – A jailed member of the Pussy Riot protest band, who went missing since she was moved to a new prison, is on her way to a new penal colony... read more »

Spain, Britain forge joint declaration on Gibraltar

Spain, Britain forge joint declaration on Gibraltar

Madrid –  Spain and Britain have crafted a joint declaration on Gibraltar for presentation to the UN General Assembly, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose... read more »

Berlin summons British ambassador over spying report

Berlin summons British ambassador over spying report

Berlin – German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle Tuesday summoned the British ambassador over claims of spying by the British embassy here. German... read more »

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Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist's eyes

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist’s eyes

New Delhi – Contemporary issues like safety of women and the indifferent attitude of mankind towards nature have found place in artist Aparna Banerjee’s exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy... read more »

Embrace spirituality on Diwali

Embrace spirituality on Diwali

With festivities in the air, it’s time to be with your family and dear ones. But in all this hustle-bustle, don’t forget to give... read more »

Chinese ink paintings exhibition opens in London

Chinese ink paintings exhibition opens in London

London – An exhibition of ink paintings by Chinese contemporary artists opened at the Henry Moore Gallery in London. “The paintings are different... read more »

Fancy some red velvet cake a la Waldorf Astoria

Fancy some red velvet cake a la Waldorf Astoria

By Monish Gujral Sitting by the window of the coffee shop of the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, enjoying the beautiful summer morning and sipping... read more »

Auction of Sikh Empire’s artifacts in Britain

Auction of Sikh Empire's artifacts in Britain

London – An 1805 report, first-hand accounts, a book and and a few paintings throwing light on the life of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, under whom the Sikh... read more »

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scanner to calculate calories in food

scanner to calculate calories in food

New York – A new food scanner has been designed which uses lasers to determine an item’s chemical composition and then sends the calorie and ingredient information to an app. The... read more »

Underage drinkers

Underage drinkers likelier to use life-threatening...

Washington – A new research has found that college-age drinkers often combine caffeine and alcohol, which results in risky decision making and... read more »

The Macallan Amber` dubbed whisky of the year 2013

The Macallan Amber` dubbed whisky of the year 2013

London – The Macallan Amber has been labeled whisky of the year 2013 by online liquor store, The Whisky Shop. According to the Scotsman, The Macallan... read more »

world’s best whisky goes to Glenmorangie’s Ealanta!

world’s best whisky goes to Glenmorangie’s Ealanta!

London – A single malt, which has been matured for 19 years and released earlier this year as a limited edition, has been voted as the world’s best... read more »

Carrots tipped as new sperm superfood

Carrots tipped as new sperm superfood

Washington – A new study has found that eating orange and yellow fruits and vegetables may make sperm swim faster. According to researchers at Harvard... read more »

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Wayne Rooney expects to be 100% fit for Brazil

Wayne Rooney expects to be in peak condition when he embarks on his third World Cup finals campaign next month and is excited by the potential of the young talent in the England squad. The... read more »

EPL: Manchester City F.C. Aim to Win Title Without...

London: Manchester City will hope to avoid the nerve-shredding drama of the 2011-12 season’s final day when they host West Ham United in their... read more »

English Premier League: Jose Mourinho Fined After Refer...

London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was fined £10,000 ($16,944, 12,221 euros) on Thursday after his sarcastic comments about the match officials following... read more »

Lionel Messi seeks ultimate prize with World Cup win

Ronaldo, Messi, Ribery shortlisted for Ballon d'Or

After a spectacular haul of trophies with Barcelona, Lionel Messi has a chance to lead Argentina to glory on the World Cup stage and build on his reputation... read more »

Hockey India congratulates Poonam Rani and Chanchan Dev...

Hockey India on Monday congratulated Poonam Rani and Chanchan Devi (right) for earning 100 international caps for India. While Poonam Rani completed her 100th... read more »

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Gold Market Update: Gold Powered Higher

Gold powered higher yesterday, breaking through resistance at $1355 and moving as high as $1375 this morning, touching the top boundary of the uptrend channel. The dollar continues to exhibit... read more »

Gold Prices raises on fresh buying, firm global cu...

Mumbai – Snapping a three-day losing streak, gold prices on Friday recovered by Rs 240 to Rs 31,060 per ten gram in the national capital on... read more »

Gold jumps more than 1% on crisis in Ukraine

Gold gained more than 1 percent on Monday on escalating geopolitical tensions as Ukraine mobilised for war after Russia bloodlessly seized Crimea, an isolated... read more »

Gems & Jewellery industry disappointed with the bud...

Mumbai – The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) today expressed disappointment and shock at the interim Budget presented by Finance... read more »

Barrick Gold Corp. posts big loss, slashes gold reserve...

Barrick Gold Corp, the world’s largest gold miner, reported a big fourth-quarter loss on Thursday as it took a hefty impairment charge, cut its gold... read more »

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Why cancer risk increases with age

A new study has suggested that the accumulation of age-associated changes in a biochemical process that helps control genes may be responsible for some of the increased risk of cancer seen in older... read more »

Bicycling your way to happiness

Which mode of transportation makes you happier – Metro, bus or auto? Forget those this weekend and try riding a bicycle to gain maximum... read more »

In your 60s? Connect on social media to stay fit

Social media is not all that bad, especially if you are in your 60s as you can connect with your family and friends for positive interactions and stay... read more »

Active pregnant women give normal birth

A new study has revealed that women who indulge in more activities during pregnancy are more likely to give normal birth. Kelly Morgan from Swansea... read more »

Older people should walk 20 mins daily

A new study has revealed that older people can increase their quality of life with just little mobility, that could include 20 minutes walk per day. The... read more »

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Gold And Silver : 2014

Gold Futures down by 0.15 % on weak Global Cues

Gold prices eased by 0.15 per cent to Rs. 27,803 per 10 grams in Wednesday’s futures trade as participants offloaded positions on weak cues from global markets. At the Multi Commodity Exchange... read more »

Gold extends losses on stockists selling, global c...

Continuing its losing streak for the third straight session, gold prices on Saturday drifted by Rs. 120 to Rs. 28,530 per ten gram in the national... read more »

Gold extends losses on stockists selling, global cues

Continuing its losing streak for the third straight session, gold prices on Saturday drifted by Rs. 120 to Rs. 28,530 per ten gram in the national capital on... read more »

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... 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 »

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6 Signs she is definitely cheating on you

Sometimes suspicion and mistrust can ruin your relationship with your girlfriend. But if the matter is serious and the nagging suspicion is impossible to ignore, here are few steps to figure out if... read more »

Cancer: Breaking the bad news to patients

For Dr Ranjana Srivastava, who began working as an oncologist in Australia 10 years ago, breaking the news to patients suffering from cancer is part... read more »

New drug combo therapy may treat malaria in children

A new drug combination therapy may help treat malaria in children, a new study has found. Artemisinin-naphthoquine drug-combo should be considered for the... read more »

Include pumpkin in your diet to lose weight

To utilize pumpkin as a weight loss food, you will need to substitute it for a food in your diet that is higher in calories. Take for instance, if you are... read more »

Recipe: Mutton stew

When raindrops are falling pitter-patter and you are in a mood for something really nourishing and hot, nothing can beat the aroma and taste of home-made... read more »

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Middle East

Militants launch attack on north Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say militants have launched an attack on a Sunni-dominated city north of Baghdad, killing seven members of the security forces and taking control of some areas of the city.... read more »

Iraq attacks and shelling kill 35

BAGHDAD: Violence across Iraq, including shelling of the conflict-hit city of Fallujah, killed 35 people today, as politicians haggle over forming a... read more »

Nine Boko Haram fighters killed in Nigeria

ABUJA: The Nigerian military Monday confirmed it killed nine Boko Haram fighters in the northeastern Borno state. “Patrol troops have successfully... read more »

Is Iran jailing Facebook users for anti-govt posts?

TEHRAN: An Iranian court has sentenced eight people to jail terms ranging from seven to 20 years for crimes including anti-regime propaganda posted on... read more »

Iran reports its first death from MERS virus

TEHRAN, Iran: Iran’s official news agency is reporting the Islamic Republic has suffered its first fatality from the Middle Eastern respiratory virus.... read more »

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Govt Identifies 140 places along Bangaldesh border, deploys extra...

New Delhi: India has recognized 140 prone locations, deployed more protection personnel and surveillance devices, and released a “campaign” towards organised criminal gangs that help rohingya... read more »

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

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

Five restrictions imposed on VK Sasikala during parole.

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

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

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

GST council meet underway: 6 major announcements we can...

After months of rolling out the Goods and Services Tax Bill (GST), the government may modify some rules that might cheer the small and medium businesses. As... read more »

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1 killed, 2 wounded in Los Angeles Airport shooting

1 killed, 2 wounded in Los Angeles Airport shooting

Washington – A gunman shot and killed a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker at Los Angeles International Airport Friday before himself being shot and taken into custody, media... read more »

Obama `never considered` replacing Biden with Clinton

Obama `never considered` replacing Biden with Clin...

Washington – President Barack Obama had “never considered” replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton during 2012... read more »

Obama, Maliki discuss counter measures for `more active...

Obama, Maliki discuss counter measures for `more active' al-Qaeda in Iraq

London – President Barack Obama has spoken to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki on his visit to Washington on counter measures for a “more... read more »

When Bill Clinton called Obama `luckier than dog with t...

When Bill Clinton called Obama `luckier than dog with two d***s`!

New York – Bill Clinton had reportedly joked about President Barack Obama that “he’s luckier than a dog with two d***s” to describe his comeback... read more »

Delta and JetBlue become first US airlines to allow gad...

Delta and JetBlue become first US airlines to allow gadget-use in-flight

Washington – Delta and JetBlue are reportedly the first US airlines to allow electronic device use throughout the flight after the FAA passed the new... read more »

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Hinduism is ‘global heritage’, not ancestral property...

New Delhi: Quite vocal about his views on Hinduism, the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh’s chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that for Indians ‘Hinduism’ is not their ancestral property but a... read more »

Court orders ED to attach Chautala's flat

‘Mr Modi, I Will Rule From a Village, not Ja...

t a rally in Rohtak, Mr Chautala responded to PM Modi’s barb that if he won, he would have to rule from jail. “Modi says I will take... read more »

Narendra Modi promises to transform ‘scam Haryana...

Promising to transform “scam Haryana to skill Haryana”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the people of the state to elect a BJP government... read more »

Arun Jaitley is richest minister; PM Narendra Modi has ...

India should have politician as PM, says Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 1.26 crore, according to details of assets and liabilities of the Union Council of Ministers... read more »

Ensure Cleanliness at Police Stations, Says Rajnath Sin...

Patna blasts an act of terror: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday instructed Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi to ensure that all police stations and other complexes are... read more »

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ZTE to unveil 5 smartphones including Grand S II at Vegas confere...

Washington – ZTE has reportedly announced its plans to unveil five smartphones, including a follow-up to its flagship Grand S, during a tech conference in Las Vegas scheduled for the next... read more »

Journo adopter says Google Glass is `doomed` for 2014

Journo adopter says Google Glass is `doomed` for 2...

Washington, Jan. 3 (ANI): A tech journalist and an early adopter of Google Glass has reportedly given his verdict that the highly-anticipated... read more »

Russia’s dual-screen YotaPhone ‘kind of gim...

Washington – A Russian company has developed a dual screen smartphone called the YotaPhone. The phone comes with all the features, but on the backside... read more »

eBay likely to launch own virtual currency

Washington –  Online commerce site eBay’s PayPal has reportedly filed a patent application that hints to a possible launch of its own virtual... read more »

NSA racing to build `mother of all encryption breaker` ...

NSA racing to build `mother of all encryption breaker` quantum computer

Washington –  The US’ National Security Agency is reportedly aiming to build a quantum computer that could break any and every type of encryption... read more »

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India-Myanmar relations rooted in history: Mukherjee

India-Myanmar relations rooted in history: Mukherjee

New Delhi – Terming relations between India and Myanmar as being rooted in history, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said it is in the mutual interest of both the countries to... read more »

Pak high court dismisses Musharaf’s petition challenging special court for high treason

Pak high court dismisses Musharaf’s petition chall...

Islamabad – Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed a petition challenging the special court for treason trial of former President General... read more »

CNN features 16 December gang-rape case in` World Untol...

CNN features 16 December gang-rape case in` World Untold Stories` series

New Delhi – An upcoming documentary on the 16-December fatal gang-rape case titled ‘The Fearless One’ is being presented under CNN’s series... read more »

UN Security Council condemns slams attacks on aid worke...

UN Security Council extends sanctions on Liberia

United Nations – The ! UN Security Council (UNSC) has strongly condemned deadly attacks in two Afghan provinces last week which led to the death of nine... read more »

Petition questioning Musharraf’s trial rejected

Petition questioning Musharraf's trial rejected

Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has rejected a ! petition challenging the constitution of a special court for the treason trial of former... read more »

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McLaren handed an extra power unit in rules review

Struggling McLaren will be allowed an extra engine for each of their drivers as Formula One announced a package of measures on Thursday that included an overhaul of its controversial power unit... read more »

Winning Copa America will make up for my dismal Wo...

Argentine forward Sergio Aguero is hoping winning the Copa America will make up for his dismal performance in the World Cup. Argentina went into the... read more »

Ravi Shastri slashes hard at reports of rift between MS...

RAVI Shastri doesn’t deny rumours, he quashes them. And he does so in characterstically bombastic fashion. At a time conspiracy theories abound regarding... read more »

My job is to perform and cement my place in the team

Being on the fringes of Indian cricket team for years can be a tad frustrating but Manoj Tiwary has learnt to live with it and is now preparing for the... read more »

Australia, New Zealand set to play first day-night Test...

In a bid to revive dwindling interest in Test cricket, Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to meet in the game’s first day-nighter later this... read more »

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Sandals to Open Beaches Resort in Antigua

Sandals to Open Beaches Resort in Antigua

The government of Antigua has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sandals Resorts International to open a Beaches resort in the country. The Beaches Long Bay resort will entail the conversion... read more »

Give The Gift Of Luxury Travel !

Give The Gift Of Luxury Travel

As a longtime travel journalist, maybe I’m biased, but I can’t think of a better gift to give than the gift of travel, and if you have deep... read more »

World’s 5 best spots to see the sun rise

World's 5 best spots to see the sun rise

1. Haleakala National Park, Hawaii, USA Boarding a bus in the wee hours of the morning is a pain, particularly on vacation when the greatest indulgence is... read more »

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) recognises Tour de ...

UCI recognises Tour de India 2013

The Tour de India 2013 has been listed in the international race calendar of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the second edition of the multi-city... read more »

China unveils `flying ray-styled` eco-conscious Shenzhe...

China unveils `flying ray-styled` eco-conscious Shenzhen airport’s new terminal

Washington – China has recently unveiled its brand new Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport terminal, which is eco-friendly and futuristic in... read more »

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World Facing ‘Largest Humanitarian Crisis’ Since 1945...

The world is facing its “largest humanitarian crisis” since 1945, said the United Nations (UN), further issuing a plea for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. read more »

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7 Dead As Iran Teen Botches Homemade Fireworks

An Iranian teenager, who was making fireworks at home for a festival ahead of the Persian New Year blew up his home, killing himself and six other... read more »

Suspend Premium Processing Of Work Visas For Foreign Do...

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Three influential American Senators have sought lifting of the suspension of premium processing of work visas of foreign doctors, including from India, who... read more »

Chinese President Xi Jinping Wants ‘Great Wall Of...

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Xi issued the traditional military rallying call on Friday, during a session of the National People’s Congress, China’s annual parliament in... read more »

Dinosaur Tracks Found In China, Say Scientists

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The tracks were found on a rural mountain road in Longjing city in August 2015, Xinhua news agency quoted the scientists from China, South Korea and the US as... read more »

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