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ZTE to unveil 5 smartphones including Gr...

ZTE to unveil 5 smartphones including Grand S II at Vegas conference

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 week. The Grand S II features voice control technology that would enable users to unlock their phones or... read more »

Journo adopter says Google Glass is `doomed` for 2014
Journo adopter says Google Glass is `doo...

Journo adopter says Google Glass is `doomed` for 2014

Washington, Jan. 3 (ANI): A tech journalist and an early adopter of Google Glass has reportedly given his verdict that the highly-anticipated wearable computing device is set to be ‘doomed’ for this year. Robert Scoble got his Google Glass device in April last year as part of the search... read more »

Russia’s dual-screen YotaPhone ...

Russia’s dual-screen YotaPhone ‘kind of gimmicky’

Washington – A Russian company has developed a dual screen smartphone called the YotaPhone. The phone comes with all the features, but on the backside it has an electronic ‘paper’ screen — the kind you find on e-readers. Dan Ackerman, senior editor for CNET, explained on... read more »

eBay likely to launch own virtual curren...

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 currency. The patent application proposes secure tokens that would let people buy products without creating a payment provider account. According... read more »

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Sudan to hold presidential, legislative polls in early 2015

Sudan to hold presidential, legislative polls in early 2015

HARTOUM –  Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said on Monday that the presidential and legislative elections will be held in early 2015. “We announce the holding of the general elections... read more »

Sudan, South Sudan vow to solve outstanding disputes

Sudan, South Sudan vow to solve outstanding disput...

KHARTOUM – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday said all challenges which were hampering progress of the relations between Sudan and... read more »

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Bomb at bus station in northwest Pakistan kills 5

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A powerful bomb exploded Saturday at a bus station in northwest Pakistan, killing five people and wounding three others, police said. The remote-controlled bomb in the... read more »

Pakistan condemns US drone attack in Waziristan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condemned the latest US drone attack in the tribal region of Waziristan which left two people killed earlier in the... read more »

Pakistan needs to concentrate on internal issues instea...

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Saturday that Pakistan should stop making Kashmir a parachute of politics and instead concentrate... read more »

4 schoolchildren killed in China knife attack

BEIJING: Four primary schoolchildren were killed in a knife attack by a man in south China’s Guangxi autonomous region, the latest such incident in the... read more »

The number of victims of terrorist attacks Sunday in Xi...

Chinese authorities announced that as a result of the terrorist attacks in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on Sunday, September 21 killed 50 people.... read more »

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China's exports go up

Exports declined by 20.7 percent in August, says Commerce Ministr...

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has said that India’s exports plunged 20.7 per cent in August this year, to 21.3 billion dollars. In data appearing in the public domain, the ministry... read more »

L&T gets Rs 1,700-cr job order to build Bangl...

Engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Wednesday said it has bagged a Rs 1,700 crore order from Japan’s Marubeni... read more »

Sun Pharma enters into agreement to acquire InSite Visi...

Drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries has entered into an agreement with InSite Vision to acquire the US-based eyecare firm for around $48 million plus... read more »

Hewlett-Packard To Cut Up To 30,000 Jobs

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has embarked on a new round of job cuts as it prepares to be split in to two units. The technology firm said between 25,000-30,000 roles... read more »

Law on E-Commerce Needed to Protect Online Consumers: I...

Ahmedabad: In the era of increased online shopping, a study conducted by the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has stressed on a need for a... read more »

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China aims at common development with neighbours: Xi Jingping

China aims at common development with neighbours: Xi Jingping

Beijing – Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing will strive for a sound neighbouring environment for its own development and seek common development with neighbours. Speaking at a... read more »

5 dead, 38 injured in Beijing car blaze

Chinese company supplies trains to Delhi Metro

Beijing – CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive, a subsidiary of major Chinese train manufacturer, CSR Corporation Ltd., has sold 21 trains to Delhi... read more »

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We lifted the Cup at the same venue 22 years ago

Pakistan’s former fast bowler Wasim Akram hopes that World Cup final on March 29, 2015 will become memorable for every Pakistani as they lifted the same cup 22 years back on the same... read more »

Setback for Danish Kaneria as ICC refuses to revie...

Karachi: Pakistan leg spinner, Danish Kaneria has lost another bid to get his life ban reviewed with the International Cricket Council (ICC)... read more »

Future of CSK, Rajasthan Royals uncertain as Supreme Co...

NEW DELHI: A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the fate of IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals as the Supreme Court on Monday asked whether... read more »

Ravi Shastri says, there’s no reason why India ca...

New Delhi: Team India’s director of cricket, Ravi Shastri gave pep talk in the hope of instilling confidence in the squad before leaving for the... read more »

Yuvraj Singh still hopeful of comeback into Indian team

New Delhi: Despite not having played international cricket for quite some time, star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is still harbouring dreams of playing for... read more »

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Tripura to recruit school teachers without taking tests

Tripura to recruit school teachers without taking tests

Agartala – The Tripura government has decided to recruit primary school teachers for the first time in 17 years — that too without conducting the teachers eligibility test (TET), a... read more »

Shashi Tharoor awarded for working towards animal protection

Shashi Tharoor awarded for working towards animal ...

New Delhi – Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor has been awarded by PETA-India for his contribution to the... read more »

Over 800 Nepalis benefit from Indian scholarships

800 Nepalis benefit from Indian scholarships

Kathmandu – More than 800 students from Nepal have benefited from short-term professional training courses in India, officials said here Thursday. This... read more »

Now apply online to Indian schools in Oman

Now apply online to Indian schools in Oman

Muscat – Indian schools in Oman will go online with their admission process for the academic year 2014-2015, a media report Thursday said. The website... read more »

Education will lay the foundation of India’s futu...

Education will lay the foundation of India's future, says Mukherjee

Allahabad – President Pranab Mukherjee has said that education being imparted in schools will lay the foundation of India’s future. Mukherjee was... read more »

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Notice to makers of ‘PK’ for alleged plagiarism

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the producers and directors of Aamir Khan-starrer PK on a novelist’s plea accusing the makers of the movie of plagiarising certain portions from... read more »

Big B, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan pay tribute to Il...

Cinema superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan shared stage to pay tribute to music maestro Ilaiyaraaja at the audio launch of R.... read more »

‘Baby’ is a well-carved film; talks about t...

New Delhi: After impressing audiences and critics with his army officer act in “Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty” in 2014, Bollywood’s... read more »

Alone review: What horror? Bipasha Basu brings you the ...

Sanjana (Bipasha Basu) is hot and unemployed – the first is a fact, the latter an assumption given how frequently she irons her hair in a day so that... read more »


Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan may have been in the film industry for four decades now but he feels the stardom of an actor is transitory as a new... read more »

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Gerrard plays down talk of Liverpool winning Premier League title

Gerrard plays down talk of Liverpool winning Premier League title

Johannesburg – Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has played down talk of a first Premier League title for the side in almost a quarter of a century and insisted that the destination of the... read more »

Jose Mourinho labels Luis Suarez `acrobatic swimming pool` diver

Chelsea boss Mourinho lines up 48 mln-pound bid fo...

London – Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly lined up a 48 million-pound bid for Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain. Napoli signed Higuain... read more »

Terry, Lampard, Cole waiting for new contracts with Che...

Terry, Lampard, Cole waiting for new contracts with Chelsea

London – Chelsea captain John Terry and his teammates Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole are reportedly yet to begin talks with the club’s management over... read more »

Liverpool makes Suarez almost inaccessible with new who...

Liverpool makes Suarez almost inaccessible with new whopping 100 mln-pound release clause

London – Liverpool has reportedly inked two staggering price tags in his new 10 million pounds-a-year contract extension- a whopping 100 million pounds... read more »

Arsenal plays out goalless draw with Chelsea in Premier...

Arsenal plays out goalless draw with Chelsea in PL

Johannesburg – Arsenal has failed to return to the top of the Premier League following a bruising 0-0 draw by title rivals Chelsea in a spiteful London... read more »

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Gold prices fell by Rs 170 to Rs 29,950 per 10 grams

Gold prices fell by Rs 170 to Rs 29,950 per 10 grams

Snapping a two-day rising trend, gold prices fell by Rs 170 to Rs 29,950 per 10 grams in the national capital Monday on profit selling by stockists at existing higher levels, influenced by a weak... read more »

Gold prices gaining by Rs 120 to Rs 30,120 per ten grams

Gold prices gaining by Rs 120 to Rs 30,120 per ten...

Gold prices rose for the second straight day on Saturday by gaining Rs 120 to Rs 30,120 per ten grams in the national capital largely in tandem with... read more »

Gold price rebounds from intraday low, HK premiums up

Gold price rebounds from intraday low, HK premiums up

Singapore – GOLDGold rebounded from intraday low on Friday on physical buying, but it was on track for its biggest annual loss in more than 30 years as... read more »

Gold dropped Rs. 275 to Rs. 29,900 per ten grams

Gold dropped Rs. 275 to Rs. 29,900 per ten grams

Gold prices dipped below Rs. 30,000 per ten grams level for the first time in over four months in the national capital on Thursday on stockists selling... read more »

Gold-hungry traders tap NRIs to cater to humongous dema...

Gold-hungry traders tap NRIs to cater to humongous demand

Non-resident Indians (NRIs) are bringing gold into the country by taking advantage of rules that allow each individual to carry 1 kg of the metal, helping... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Dark chocolate may help prevent obesity, diabetes

Ingredients in dark chocolate may help ward off obesity and type-2 diabetes, according to a new study. A particular type of antioxidant in cocoa can prevent excess weight gain and even lower blood... read more »

Aerobic exercise boosts memory in young adults

Heart responds differently to exercise in men and ...

Washington – Researchers have said that the formula for peak exercise heart rate that doctors have used for decades to diagnose heart... read more »

Why Mediterranean diet is good for your heart

Women on Mediterranean diet likelier to live past 70

Washington – New research has provided further evidence of the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels... read more »

Tuberculosis (TB) : How can it be prevented?

Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs. TB is caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis.... read more »

New blood test could predict risk of sudden cardiac dea...

heart attacks

Washington – A researcher has found that a simple blood test can predict a person’s risk for sudden cardiac death. Samuel C. Dudley , M.D., Ph.D,... read more »

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STAR Sports Will spend 100 million on coverage of Hockey india le...

Cricket in India is interested in International football Given the growing popularity of hockey broadcaster Star Sports to expect revival . Star Sports Hockey India League this year, strengthening... 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,... 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 »

China’s gold demand surges, tops 1,000 tonnes

China’s gold consumption jumped 41 percent in 2013 to exceed 1,000 tonnes for the first time, an industry body said on Monday, as a sharp slide in... read more »

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Layer of fat surrounding heart may determine heart disease

Whether a person is obese as measured by values of body mass index (BMI) tells only a partial story about a person’s heart health. A better predictor of the disease is the amount of fat... read more »

Is your child suffering from anxiety issues?

Anxiety is not an adult headache. Here’s how to deal with worries that plague your baby. Looking back, you think childhood was free of care.... read more »

When you’re obese and pregnant

“Obese pregnant women are more likely to give birth to babies with excessive body fat and these children may grow up to be obese or overweight adults.... read more »

How coffee can help keep diabetes at bay: Four cups sla...

Drinking up to four cups of coffee a day can slash the risk of diabetes by 25 per cent, according to new research. The study has found that drinking... read more »

Understanding and caring for dengue fever in kids!

Dengue fever, one of the most common diseases in India, is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Dengue is transmitted by several... read more »

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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 Feedback Reports circulated to health... read more »


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

Winter Olympics begins

SOCHI, Russia: Russian President Vladimir Putin declared the Sochi Winter Games officially open yesterday at a high-octane opening ceremony before 40,000... read more »

Hyundai registers record sales in Middle East

MANAMA: Hyundai Motor Company has announced record sales across the Middle East region last year, for the second year in succession. The world’s fourth... read more »

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On Arun Jaitley’s ‘Job Applicant At 80’ Jibe, Y...

Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha today attacked Arun Jaitley again, saying that if he were a “job applicant” at 80, then Mr Jaitley would not be the country’s Finance... read more »

Asia’s largest refugee crisis: Myanmar tops ...

TEKNAF: He trekked to Bangladesh as part of an exodus of a half million people from Myanmar, the largest refugee crisis to hit Asia in decades. But... read more »

India signs MoU to train Afghan police.

India and Afghanistan exchanged a memorandum of understanding on Thursday, which will see Afghan police forces trained in India for the first time. The... read more »

Tom Alter, Padma Shri actor and writer, dies aged 67

MUMBAI: Veteran film, television and theatre actor and Padma Shri Tom Alter has died aged 67. The renowned actor and one-time sports writer and author had... read more »

Wrote article disputing father on my own, says Jayant S...

NEW DELHI: Union minister Jayant Sinha today rejected suggestions that he wrote an article in an English daily disputing his father and former finance... read more »

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Lalu Prasad Yadav’s aide candidate for lone Legislative Cou...

JD(U) has decided to give its seat in the Bihar Legislative Council to its alliance partner RJD, which is set to nominate Bhola Yadav, a close aide of Lalu Prasad, for the lone vacancy in the Upper... read more »

Dikshit calls for action in Tehelka sexual assault case

Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit’s meeting wit...

NEW DELHI: Amid reports that she may be shunted out of Kerala, governor Sheila Dikshit on Monday met home minister Rajnath Singh. She will also meet... read more »

BJP demands white paper on Mamata Banerjee’s Sing...

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday demanded that the West Bengal government should publish a white paper about Chief Minister Mamata... read more »

Manjhi questions Modi’s Jharkhand visit during by...

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday questioned the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring Jharkhand when bypolls in 10... read more »

Sonia takes pot shots at Modi, says he sold fake dreams

Sonia Gandhi asks party men to be ready for 2014 battle

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday took pot shots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying fake dreams were sold by individuals who laid out a trap.... 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 almost twice... read more »

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

Google Doodle celebrates astrologer, astronomer Jo...

London – Google is commemorating 17th century astrologer, astronomer and mathematician Johanes Kepler’s 442nd birthday with its latest... 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... read more »

How tweaking `hybrid vigor` gene generates higher tomat...

How tweaking `hybrid vigor` gene generates higher tomato crop yields

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

Mechanism behind breast cancer’s spread revealed

Mechanism behind breast cancer’s spread revealed

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

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South Asia

Tamil poet Jeyapalan arrested in Sri Lanka for violating visa condition

Tamil poet Jeyapalan arrested in Sri Lanka for violating visa con...

Norwegian Tamil poet and actor V.I.S. Jeyapalan has been arrested in Sri Lanka for violating visa regulations. Jaffna-born Jeyapalan, 79, was arrested on Friday at Mankulam in the country’s north,... read more »

Prachanda to visit India to meet ailing daughter

Nepal polls: Triple whammy for Prachanda

Kathmandu – The 2013 Constituent Assembly elections in Nepal have dealt a severe blow to Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M)... read more »

Relations with India a priority, says Maldives presiden...

Relations with India a priority, says Maldives president

New Delhi – Newly-elected! Maldives President Abdulla Yameen says his country’s relations with India were a priority. In a letter to Prime... read more »

No double standards on drone strikes: Sharif

No double standards on drone strikes: Sharif

Islamabad – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday said the government has no double standards in condemning the drone strikes by the... read more »

US can’t be trusted on drones issue: Pakistan min...

US can't be trusted on drones issue: Pakistan minister

Islamabad – Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Friday said US assurances over the drone attacks issue could not be trusted, a... read more »

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ICC Cricket World Cup: South Africa crush listless Sri Lanka by 9...

Leg-spinner Tahir (4-26) looked like a man possessed while Duminy (3-29) bagged the second hat-trick of this edition — after England’s Steven Finn — as South Africa sent the... read more »

World Cup 2015: Wind will play a huge role at MCG

MELBOURNE: The Indian team was scheduled to arrive at 2 pm for practice at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but delayed its arrival by more than an... read more »

Can Suresh Raina do a ‘Yuvraj of 2011’? Dho...

Yuvraj Singh’s 15 wickets in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was one of the major factors which contributed to Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifting the coveted... read more »

Meet the underdogs of this year’s World Cup

This year’s World Cup is not just about Virat Kohli’s smashing 107 against Pakistan or Chris Gayle’s record-breaking 215 against Zimbabwe.... read more »

New Zealand prepares for Gayle in World Cup quarterfina...

The undefeated New Zealand squad is preparing to take on Chris Gayle in the World Cup quarterfinals, regardless of any uncertainty over the fitness of the... read more »

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EU holds emergency summit after forcing through migrant deal

Brussels: European Union leaders will gather for an emergency summit on the migration crisis on Wednesday, a day after ministers forced through a controversial deal to relocate 120,000 refugees in a... read more »

US backs India’s bid for permanent UNSC seat

The US has said it is committed to India’s inclusion as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, days after the General Assembly adopted a... read more »

Thai blast: Malaysian police may arrested two suspected...

Malaysian police have sent to Thai authorities photos of two men, one of whom is suspected to have carried out Thailand’s worst bombing at a Brahma... read more »

Pope Francis Looks Beyond Havana in Cuba Trip

After holding Mass in Havana and meeting with Fidel Castro Sunday, Pope Francis will have another busy day today in Cuba as part of his 10-day visit to that... read more »

Australia: PM Malcolm Turnbull’s new cabinet swor...

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s new cabinet was on Monday sworn-in with five women ministers, including Marise Payne who became the... read more »

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Google pips Apple as `most talked about company` in 2013

Google pips Apple as `most talked about company` in 2013

Sydney – Google has been named as the most talked about company in 2013, edging out Apple, as revealed in a list by Dow Jones. The list showed that Google was the top company of 2013... read more »

2013: year of maximum Internet IPOs since 2000

UN human rights chief says Internet privacy as important as human rights

London – In light of the highly controversial mass surveillance programmes carried out by the US and UK spy agencies, United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has said that... read more »

Mixing right cocktail of proteins can help build better malaria vaccine

Mixing right cocktail of proteins can help build better malaria vaccine

Washington – Researchers including an Indian-origin scientist have suggested that that a cocktail of AMA1 proteins from only a few different strains can overcome major limitations of... read more »

NASA and Japan’s space agency announce launch date for global precipitation satellite

NASA and Japan’s space agency announce launch date for global precipitation satellite

Washington – NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are planning to launch a new satellite at 1:07 pm to 3:07 pm EST, Feb. 27, from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space... read more »

Stem cells hold cure for deadly skin disease

Stem cells hold cure for deadly skin disease

London – For those who suffer from skin blisters or have chances of developing skin tumours, there is cure in the offing – in stem cell-based gene therapy. Until today, no treatment was... read more »