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Yahoo announces News Digest, digital magazines at CES 2014
Yahoo announces News Digest, digital mag...

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 news magazines. The company’s new plans announced for this year also include a tech-news property led by... read more »

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

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 casualties in India. India has a mobile phone subscriber base exceeding 929 million people and this is... read more »

Countdown for India joining cryogenic rocket club begins
Countdown for India joining cryogenic ro...

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 11.18 a.m. at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, officials said. The Rs.356 crore launch mission has twin purpose... read more »

Now, solar-powered car that follows the ...

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

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 solar-powered hybrid, that will be able to “creep” back and forth a short distance to get the... read more »

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Suicide bomber hits Tunisian hotel, no victims

Suicide bomber hits Tunisian hotel, no victims

A man blew himself up on Wednesday outside a luxury hotel in the eastern Tunisian coastal city of Sousse in the first suspected terrorist attack in years on the country’s vital tourist... read more »

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood's deputy leader

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood’s deputy le...

Egypt’s Interior Ministry says a key figure in the Muslim Brotherhood has been arrested after months on the run. The Ministry says Essam el-Erian,... read more »

Egypt’s court withdraws from Muslim Brotherhood c...

Mohamed Badie

Cairo – The Cairo Criminal Court Tuesday withdrew from the trial of Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and his two deputies, citing... read more »

Al-Shabaab fast becoming `extended hand of al-Qaida` in...

Al-Shabaab fast becoming `extended hand of al-Qaida` in Somalia

London – Somalia’s extremist group al-Shabaab has now become ‘an extended hand of al-Qaida’ with the African Union’s (AU) campaign... read more »

Algeria nabs 20 people linked to militants

Algeria nabs 20 people linked to militants

Algerian security forces have arrested some 20 people who are said to support militants along the country’s border with Tunisia. The arrests were made... read more »

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Kobane: Syrian Kurds ‘launch operation against IS’

Fighting has continued overnight around the Syrian border town of Kobane, with reports of Kurdish forces launching an operation against Islamic State At least 12 people were killed in protests by... read more »

Egypt: Army offensive kills 16 militants in Sinai

El-ARISH, Egypt: Egyptian military officials say troops have killed 16 members of an al-Qaida-inspired militant group in the restive Sinai... read more »

China sacks 160,000 government employees who did not ex...

BEIJING – China has taken 160,000 “phantom” government staff off its official payroll who were receiving salaries despite not doing any work. A... read more »

Nepal bus crash kills 29 people and injures dozens

An overloaded bus in western Nepal has fallen off a road and plunged into a gorge, killing 29 and injuring dozens, the BBC reported. Most of the passengers in... read more »

Islamic State video shows beheading of British hostage ...

LONDON: British taxi driver Alan Henning, who skipped Christmas with his family to raise funds to purchase ambulances and medical equipment and join an aid... read more »

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Uber’s China rival Didi Kuaidi may join Ola fundraising

MUMBAI: The Uber vs Ola war is about to get more intense, and maybe even spill beyond the streets of India. Didi Kuaidi, China’s largest taxi-aggregator app, which is backed by Alibaba, the... read more »

RBI’s job is to keep inflation low at all ti...

MUMBAI: Despite the clamour for a rate cut to boost the stagnating economy, Reserve Bank governor Raghuram Rajan has made it clear that the central... read more »

NTPC, 10 others in fray for subsidy on LNG for power pl...

NEW DELHI: As many as 11 bidders including NTPC are in the fray on Wednesday for the Rs 298 crore government subsidy on offer for plants receiving inadequate... read more »

Indian Authorities Reject Uber’s Application for Delhi ...

NEW DELHI—Uber Technologies Inc.’s application for a license to operate in the Indian capital has been rejected for a second time, according to an order... read more »

Sensex trades firm amid global rally, Nifty above 7,850...

2.22 pm: GAIL (India) shares advanced over 1 per cent on BSE after the company announced during market hours on Wednesday, that pipeline welding of 12 inch... read more »

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China car attack likely work of discriminated community, not terrorists

Tiananmen crash a suicide attack, 2 suspects identified: China Po...

Beijing – Islamic militants from the restive Xinginag region are suspected to be behind the deadly car crash in Tiananmen Square according to Chinese police, reports said Tuesday. According to... read more »

China launches remote sensing satellite

China launches remote sensing satellite

Beijing – China launched Tuesday a remote sensing satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in China’s Shanxi province,... read more »

China decommissions 1st nuclear submarine

China decommissions 1st nuclear submarine

BEIJING – China has decommissioned its first nuclear-powered submarine after more than 40 years of service in the military, the People’s... read more »

5 dead, 38 injured in Beijing car blaze

5 dead, 38 injured in Beijing car blaze

BEIJING – A jeep crashed into a crowd of people and caught fire in front of the Tian’anmen rostrum in downtown Beijing at noon on Monday, killing... read more »

Chinese newspaper apologises after detained journalist’...

Chinese newspaper apologises after detained journalist’s TV confession

Beijing – A Chinese newspaper has published a front-page apology after one of its reporters who has been detained due to allegations of defamation made... read more »

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Kohli-Dhawan fight was the mysterious ‘unrest’ in Ind...

They said it on television: “Kohli just doesn’t look himself. He seems a little out of it.” This was in reaction to watching Virat Kohli walk out to bat instead of the overnight... read more »

Australia v India 2014: Aussie fast bowlers should...

JASON Gillespie has urged Australia’s pacemen to maintain their trademark edge in order to honour fallen mate Phillip Hughes against India in the... read more »

Australia v India 2014: John Buchanan says Aussies must...

That’s the question skipper Michael Clarke’s grieving players need to ask themselves ahead of Tuesday’s first Test against India at Adelaide... read more »

Injured Australian cricketer Phil Hughes was using an o...

Hughes, who is fighting for his life in a Sydney hospital, was wearing Masuri’s ‘Original Test’ helmet, which offers less protection than... read more »

I am targeting a World Cup return: Harbhajan

Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own... read more »

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CBSE's free education for girl child still pending

CBSE’s free education for girl child still pending

Ludhiana – Being the parent of a single girl child, the central government and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) gives you the facility of free education for your child from Class VI... read more »

Education a key element of UPA strategy : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Education a key element of UPA strategy : Prime Mi...

New Delhi –  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said education has been a key element in the UPA government’s strategy to... read more »

IIT-Bhubaneswar to promote research

IIT-Bhubaneswar to promote research

Bhubaneswar – The Indian Institute of Technology-Bhubaneswar (IIT-B) has inked a research-oriented pact with the US based Dr. Dash Foundation (DDF),... read more »

Education is daily growth: Poonam Dhillon

Education is daily growth: Poonam Dhillon

New Delhi – Actress Poonam Dhillon, who plays an illiterate person in her new TV show, says education is not limited to a certain age or class and... read more »

PM asks stakeholders to address issues of faculty short...

PM asks stakeholders to address issues of faculty shortage

New Delhi – Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday asked stakeholders in higher education to urgently consider the issues of quality and shortage of... read more »

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Hrithik Roshan in Bhuj to shoot for ‘Mohenjo Daro’

Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan arrived in Bhuj, Gujarat to begin shooting for his much-anticipated ‘Mohenjo Daro’. Hrithik Roshan, who was last seen in 2014’s superhit ‘Bang Bang’,... read more »

BJP patriarch L.K. Advani, A. Bachchan and Dilip K...

BJP patriarch L.K. Advani, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and actors Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar are among the nine Padma Vibhushan... read more »

Telugu comedian M.S. Narayana passes away

Actor and comedian M.S. Narayana, a veteran with over 750 films to his credit, passed away at a corporate hospital here on Friday morning. He was 63. He is... read more »

Trisha Krishnan to tie knot with industrialist

Actress Trisha Krishnan, who has starred in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films, on Friday got engaged to industrialist Varun Manian. The 31-year-old... read more »

Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu to have a simple wedding at ...

Actors Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu have decided to have a low-key wedding at their house in Khar, Mumbai. The bride is confident it will be special, while... read more »

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EU to build economic, political partnership with Myanmar

EU seeks to tighten Iran bans despite court rulings

The European Union (EU) is trying to bolster unilateral bans imposed against Iran despite recent rulings by the EU courts calling for the removal of sanctions on a number of Iranian entities, a... read more »

German Parliament panel urged to hear US spying claims

German Parliament panel urged to hear US spying cl...

Germany’s main Opposition Social Democrats (SPD) called on Monday for a parliamentary committee to investigate allegations of wiretapping by the... read more »

Europe must be thankful for NSA spying: Mike Rogers

Europe must be thankful for NSA spying: Mike Rogers

In spite of the increasing outrage over the National Security Agency spying on its European allies, a US lawmaker has defended the surveillance saying that it... read more »

Germany steps up attacks on US over spying

Germany steps up attacks on US over spying

Berlin – Germany Sunday toughened the tone of its response to allegations that US intelligence agencies spied on Chancellor Angela Merkel, warning... read more »

Serbia state funeral for widow of Yugoslav leader Tito

Serbia state funeral for widow of Yugoslav leader Tito

The widow of former Yugoslav leader Marshal Tito has been honoured in a state funeral in the Serbian capital. Jovanka Broz, who died of heart failure at the... read more »

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Jose Mourinho labels Luis Suarez `acrobatic swimming pool` diver

Mourinho hopes Suarez gets `little injured` ahead of Chelsea̵...

Johannesburg – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has quipped that a ‘little injury’ might deprive Liverpool of its in-form striker Luis Suarez for Sunday’s Premier League clash... read more »

`Sacked` Villas-Boas hints next managing job may be away from England

`Sacked` Villas-Boas hints next managing job may b...

London – Sacked Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly hinted that his next job may be away from England, although he... read more »

Mourinho rules out Chelsea, Arsenal from Premier League...

Mourinho rules out Chelsea, Arsenal from Premier League title race

London – Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out his own club and Arsenal from the Premier League title race and said that Liverpool can be this... read more »

Man City boss Pellegrini says decision to drop Hart has...

Man City boss Pellegrini says decision to drop Hart has helped goalie regain form

London – Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has said that his decision to take goalkeeper Joe Hart out of the firing line has helped him regain his... read more »

Tottenham draws 1-1 with West Brom in Premier League

Tottenham draws 1-1 with West Brom in Premier League

Johannesburg – New Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has suffered a frustrating start to his reign after the club drew 1-1 with West Bromwich... read more »

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Gold prices on monday fell by Rs 15 to Rs 30,200 per ten grams

Gold prices on monday fell by Rs 15 to Rs 30,200 per ten grams

Snapping its three-day rising streak, gold prices on Monday fell by Rs 15 to Rs 30,200 per ten grams in the national capital on lower demand at existing higher levels. However, silver managed to... read more »

Gold And Silver : 2014

Gold And Silver : 2014

Gold and Silver, dropped lead by the US Dollar strength as investors turn cautious ahead of the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s... read more »

Gold prices fall in Asia over upbeat U.S. trade deficit

No plans to roll back gold import curbs: FM P. Chidambaram

Gold futures continued to trade lower on Wednesday after official data showed that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed to a four-year low in November, which... read more »

Gold drops by Rs. 130 to Rs. 30,360 per 10 grams on slu...

New Delhi – Snapping a three-day rally, gold prices fell by Rs. 130 to Rs. 30,360 per 10 grams in the national capital on Saturday on stockists selling... read more »

Gold prices rose by Rs. 246 to Rs. 28,664 per 10 gm

Gold Market Update : Gold Hit High Of $1262

New Delhi – Gold prices rose by Rs. 246 to Rs. 28,664 per 10 gm in futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions taking positive cues from... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Stress in marriage can lead to depression, says study

Washington: Marital stress may make people more vulnerable to depression, a new study has warned. The study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and their colleagues found that people who... read more »

Storehouse of nutrients, leafy Kale a must in our ...

Kale, a green leafy vegetable of the cabbage family, has shot to fame in the recent past. It originated in Asia and was brought to Europe around 600... read more »

Laugh your way to improved short-term memory

Washington: A new study has revealed that laughter can improve short-term memory and makes the brain work better in older adults. The research conducted by... read more »

Drinking green tea improves working memory

Green tea has been linked to many other health benefits including the risk of developing cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This research was... read more »

Researchers successfully treat brain tumor with sound w...

Washington – For the very first time, Swiss researchers have successfully treated a part of a recurring glioma tumor non-invasively using focused sound... read more »

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Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold prices rise in futures trade on global cues

Gold prices rose 0.35 per cent to Rs 28,481 per 10 grams in futures trade as speculators created fresh positions after the precious metal climbed to over one-week high in the global markets. At the... read more »

China may have 1,000 tonnes of gold tied in financ...

Singapore – Chinese firms could have locked up as much as 1,000 tonnes of gold in financing deals, an industry report said, indicating a big... read more »

Gold slips, eyes longest weekly losing streak in 6 mont...

SINGAPORE: Gold edged lower on Friday as the market nervously awaited US nonfarm payrolls data, heading for its longest weekly losing streak in over six... read more »

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... read more »

Gold Prices raises on fresh buying, firm global cues

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 buying by... read more »

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Recipe: Lasagna with meat sauce

Ingredients: – 1 lb ground mutton – 3/4 lb bulk pork sausage – 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce – 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste – 2 garlic cloves, minced – 2... read more »

Burned out? Here’s how you can bounce back

All of us reach that point in life when we feel thoroughly exhausted or mentally numb. Experts say that an increasing number of individuals today... read more »

Long-term use of medicines for high BP does not raise b...

4 pence-a-day BP pills can be effective in treating dementia

Washington: A new study to be presented at 2014 American Heart Association Scientific in Chicag reveals that women who consume general blood pressure... read more »

Recipe: Kaju jeera rice

A little experimentation can do wonders, especially when it comes to cooking techniques. While delectable jeera rice has been a great dish, addition of kaju... read more »

Healthy diet helps protect your kidney

Andrew Smyth, MD at National University of Ireland Galway and his colleagues analyzed questionnaires completed by 544,635 participants of the National... read more »

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WORKERS DIE IN BLAZE

MANAMA – Three Bangladeshis were killed after a fire broke out in a residential building in Mukharqa yesterday. The men died of smoke inhalation in their sleep as the blaze quickly spread... read more »

Bomb blasts as rioters fight police

MANAMA: Two home-made bombs exploded last night as security forces confronted saboteurs who were blocking roads and pelting policemen with Molotov... read more »

Swine flu cases in Bahrain rise to six

TWO more swine flu cases have been recorded in Bahrain this week, bringing the total to six. The GDN yesterday obtained the Health Ministry’s Weekly... read more »

WE CAN DO BUSINESS

MANAMA: London’s Lord Mayor yesterday described Bahrain as a gateway for Britain to do business with the region – and also enter Africa and the... read more »

Bank and Gulf Air sign agreement

MANAMA -Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Gulf Air which entitles KHCB’s credit card holders to discounts on... read more »

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Petrol, Diesel Prices Drop Sharply Today After Excise Duty Cut. C...

Petrol and diesel prices fell sharply today following a cut in excise duty, bringing relief to consumers. Currently, petrol and diesel prices are revised on a daily basis. After today’s... read more »

Vijay Mallya arrested in London in money launderin...

Former liquor baron Vijay Mallya has been arrested in London in money laundering case, according to state broadcaster DD. The details are awaited... read more »

BSP leader Rajesh Yadav shot dead near Allahabad Univer...

BSP leader Rajesh Yadav was shot dead near Allahabad University under Karnalganj police station area on Tuesday late night. Yadav along with his friend Dr... read more »

BSF camp near Srinagar airport attacked, ASI and three ...

SRINAGAR: Security forces foiled an attempt by the Jaish-e-Muhammed to storm a BSF camp near the high-security Srinagar airport on Tuesday, killing all three... read more »

Sudden storm wreaks havoc in Hyderabad, at least 7 kill...

A sudden downpour wreaked havoc in Hyderabad on Monday, causing suffocating traffic for over five hours and the deaths of seven people in the city and its... read more »

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Obama orders 'review of spy operations'

Obama aware of spying on Merkel: German daily

Berlin – US President Barack Obama was aware of the alleged monitoring of mobile phone communications of Chancellor Angela Merkel, a German daily reported Sunday. German newspapers Bild am... read more »

German spy chiefs to visit US to investigate claims of snooping on Merkel

German spy chiefs to visit US to investigate claim...

London – Germany has decided to send its top intelligence chiefs to the US to investigate the claims that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s... read more »

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Do to Ganguly what was done to Tejpal, says Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi lauds achievements of Modi govt’s 100-day rule

COIMBATORE: Urging people to become participatory citizens in the changing India under Narendra Modi’s leadership, social activist Kiran Bedi on Thursday said she had noticed tightening of... read more »

BJP to watch how early Kejriwal fulfills promises

Delhi govt formation: BJP hints at possibility, op...

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hinted at government formation in Delhi even as opposition parties have slammed any such move... read more »

‘No rift’ in Sena-BJP ties, Amit Shah to me...

On his maiden visit to Mumbai on Thursday, the Bharatiya Jananta Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah sought to diffuse tension between the BJP and ally... read more »

Sena wants Amit Shah to meet Uddhav

BJP national President Amit Shah’s visit to Mumbai on Thursday is becoming a bone of contention between the party and its ally the Shiv Sena. The latter has... read more »

Rahul should’ve become minister: Prithviraj Chavan

New Delhi: A day after Congress leader Digvijaya Singh asked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to speak out more often in the public domain, Maharashtra... read more »

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Cell that worsens rheumatoid arthritis discovered

Cell that worsens rheumatoid arthritis discovered

Tokyo – A team of researchers from Japan have identified a new immune cell that intensifies rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disorder that mainly affects joints... read more »

Mars Express flybys `within touching distance` of Red Planet’s moon

Mars Express flybys `within touching distance` of ...

London – Mars Express made its closest fly-by yet of Red Planet’s moon, Phobos, skimming past at only 45 km above its surface, on Dec.... read more »

Canadian astronaut calls for global cooperation with Ch...

Canadian astronaut calls for global cooperation with China

Toronto – Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is calling for cooperation with China in space and wants it to be part of any international effort to return... read more »

Acupuncture boon for breast cancer patients

Acupuncture boon for breast cancer patients

New York – There’s good news for breast cancer patients suffering from side-effects of estrogen-lowering cancer drugs. Scientists have now found... read more »

Snapchat plays down threat of hackers accessing users’ ...

Snapchat plays down threat of hackers accessing users’ phone numbers

Washington – Snapchat has reportedly downplayed the security issue with its service, as reported by Gibson security experts, that exposed users’ phone... read more »

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Sharif offers to bring home Musharraf's ailing mother

Pakistan begins work on civil nuclear power plant

Pakistan has broken ground on what will be the country’s largest civil nuclear power plant, which is being built with help from China. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed the ground... read more »

Why hurry in announcing poll dates, asks Bangladeshi daily

Why hurry in announcing poll dates, asks Banglades...

Dhaka – The Bangladesh poll schedule “cannot be said to have been properly thought through”, said a leading daily which observed... read more »

Pak special court to try Musharraf for treason in Decem...

Pak special court to try Musharraf for treason in December

Islamabad – The Pakistani government has announced that a special court will start functioning in the first week of December for the trial of former... read more »

Bangladesh parliamentary elections to be held in Januar...

Bangladesh parliamentary elections to be held in January

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Election Commission Monday announced that the country will undergo parliamentary e! lections next year Jan 5. Chief Election... read more »

Kerry for quick security deal with Afghanistan

Kerry for quick security deal with Afghanistan

Washington – US Secretary of State John Kerry called for quick signing of a bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan after the country’s... read more »

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Team for Zimbabwe tour to be chosen on Monday

Even though the scheduled tour of the Indian team to Zimbabwe next month is yet to be officially confirmed, the national selectors have been told by the BCCI to pick the team in Delhi on June... read more »

Virat Kohli needs to learn from MS Dhoni, feels St...

Shanghai: Australia‘s World Cup winning captain Steve Waugh feels Indian star Virat Kohli should learn from Mahendra Singh Dhoni to keep his... read more »

IPL 8: Surya is my my Man of the Match, says Gambhir

Morne Morkel’s tidy spell might have earned him the Man of the Match award but for skipper Gautam Gambhir Surya Kumar Yadav was the... read more »

Govt suspends paralympic chief Rajesh Tomar over poor f...

New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India on Tuesday suspended its president Rajesh Tomar after an outcry about a lack of toilets, showers and beds for... read more »

India, Pakistan may play bilateral series in December

Rohit Sharma is third cricketer to score ODI double century

KOLKATA: India and Pakistan are set to resume bilateral cricketing ties in December, Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit confirmed on Tuesday.... read more »

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Dubai Cruise Tourism expects 300,000 tourists

Dubai Cruise Tourism expects 300,000 tourists

Dubai – Dubai Cruise Tourism (DCT), an entity of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), expects more than 20 leading global cruise lines to bring in as many as... read more »

Israel terms Goa as favoured tourism destination

Israel terms Goa as favoured tourism destination

Panjim – A 20-member delegation led by Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, Mr Francis D’Souza,  along with Minister of Tourism, Mr Dilip... read more »

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US woman held in China for spying

BEIJING: Even as Xi Jinping left on his first visit to the United States as president, Chinese foreign ministry confirmed that an American woman was being held on suspicion of spying. The woman,... read more »

No peace until foreign troops leave Afghanistan: T...

The Taliban’s new leader told Afghanistan’s government today it must cancel a security deal with the United States and expel all foreign troops... read more »

Can the UN protect the planet and humanity?

When world leaders met in Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa in July there was great enthusiasm for developing practical sustainable development goals (SDGs) that would... read more »

On US visit, Chinese President Xi Jinping seeks to reas...

Chinese President Xi Jinping, facing a skeptical audience on the first day of a week-long U.S. visit, sought to reassure business and government officials on... read more »

EU holds emergency summit after forcing through migrant...

Brussels: European Union leaders will gather for an emergency summit on the migration crisis on Wednesday, a day after ministers forced through a... read more »

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Hens lay more eggs when listening to `soothing classical music`

Hens lay more eggs when listening to `soothing classical music`

London – A farmer has found that hens lay more eggs when they listen to opera music. Steve Ledsham played classical tracks and was shocked to find that a group of chickens laid... read more »

Google Doodle celebrates astrologer, astronomer Johanes Kepler’s 442nd birthday

Google Doodle celebrates astrologer, astronomer Johanes Kepler’s 442nd birthday

London – Google is commemorating 17th century astrologer, astronomer and mathematician Johanes Kepler’s 442nd birthday with its latest doodle. Kepler was born on 27 December 1771... read more »

First 3D printed liver expected by 2014

First 3D printed liver expected by 2014

Washington – A bio-printing company based in San Diego is expecting to unveil the world’s first printed organ – a human liver – by next year. The major stumbling block in... read more »

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Washington – Researchers have determined a way to produce more tomato fruit without sacrificing that unique and necessary bushy plant shape. The study by CSHL researchers has... read more »

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Washington – Scientists have discovered that low oxygen conditions, which often persist inside tumours, are sufficient to initiate a molecular chain of events that transforms breast cancer... read more »