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

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 used to protect banking, medical, business and government records around the world. Documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden have... read more »

Snapchat unapologetic for 4.6mn user pho...

Snapchat unapologetic for 4.6mn user phone number leak fiasco

Washington – Snapchat is reportedly not sorry for the recent breach of data of around 4.6million of its users that exposed their phone numbers and usernames. The auto-destruct, photo-sharing service instead said that it would release a new version of its app to let members opt out of the... read more »

Countdown for India joining cryogenic rocket club begins
The Indian Space Research Organisation (...

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) successfully completes the la...

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has successfully completed the launch rehearsal Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)-D5, which is scheduled to take off on Sunday. The Vehicle, carrying the GSAT-14 satellite, will take off from the Sriharikota space-port near Chennai, on... read more »

Microsoft Skype's Facebook, Twitter social media accounts hacked
Microsoft Skype’s Facebook, Twitte...

Microsoft Skype’s Facebook, Twitter social media accounts hacked

Los Angeles – The Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, claimed credit for hacking into the social media accounts of internet calling service Skype. The group also posted the contact information of Steve Ballmer,... read more »

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13 dead in China firework plant explosion

CHANGSHA – Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and one more remained missing after an explosion at a firework plant in central China’s Hunan Province on Monday, local authorities... read more »

Israeli Army kills suspected murderers of Jewish t...

Jerusalem: Two Palestinians suspected of having kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teenagers in June have been killed in an exchange of fire with... read more »

Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence

BEIJING – An outspoken scholar who championed China’s Uighur minority was convicted of separatism Tuesday by a Chinese court and sentenced to... read more »

1,30,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey fleeing IS

ANKARA, Turkey: The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals... read more »

Two killed in explosions in China’s Muslim-domina...

Beijing: At least two persons were killed and several others injured in a series of explosions in China’s restive Muslim-dominated Xinjiang... read more »

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Toshiba logs $317.7 million net loss in FY 2014

Japan’s Toshiba Corporation logged 37.83 billion yen (about $317.7 million) group net loss for the past fiscal year through March due to asset impairment charges and other losses, local media... read more »

Crude oil slump hits Indian shores

The plunge in global oil prices may have brought cheer to consumers, but it is hurting the companies involved in oil exploration and production... read more »

IndusInd Bank up over 2% as RBI allows FIIs to buy shar...

Shares of IndusInd Bank on Monday surged over 2 percent in morning trade on the bourses after the Reserve Bank on Friday removed the lender from its caution... read more »

Diageo may not recover Rs 900 cr loan from Vijay Mallya...

Global spirits giant Diageo has said it may not be able to fully recover a loan of USD 135 million given to Vijay Mallya-affiliated Watson by Standard... read more »

GVK Wins Court Fight Over Australian Coal Mine

Melbourne: Green groups lost a fight to stop billionaire Gina Rinehart and GVK from building a giant coal mine in Australia, as a court on Friday dismissed an... read more »

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Ready to lead a young side, says confident Virat Kohli

New Delhi: After leading Indian cricket team to a One-Day International series whitewash against the touring Sri Lankan side, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said he is ready to lead a young side. He... read more »

Mudgal report: BCCI backs N Srinivasan; Meiyappan,...

Chennai: The BCCI today decided to hold its much-delayed Annual General Meeting on December 17 even as it stood firmly behind embattled... read more »

Virat Kohli can be the best player in the world, says A...

ASSUMING the Test captaincy against Australia will prove the making of Virat Kohli but cricket’s fragile fabric is threatened if India liquidates a... read more »

Windies players told to sign or sign off

The bad news is players who refused to sign contracts with the West Indies Cricket Board will not be on the flight. Last month, the West Indies team walked... read more »

ICC awards: Mitchell Johnson wins top two accolades

Johnson may become fourth Oz bowler in history to collect 40 Test wickets in England series

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been named both the cricketer of the year and Test cricketer of the year by the International Cricket... read more »

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Education is a long-term investment, says Santosh Desai

Education is a long-term investment, says Santosh Desai

New Delhi – Education is a fundamental, long-term investment in an individual’s future, more than the first job that they will get, social commentator Santosh Desai said here at an... read more »

Panel suggests independent authority for higher education standards

Panel suggests independent authority for higher ed...

New Delhi – A committee named to draft rules on distance education on Thursday suggested setting up of an independent authority through an act... read more »

Jamia: The brave new face of Muslim girls

Jamia: The brave new face of Muslim girls

By Meha Mathur New Delhi – Asma Naseem began her primary education in 1990 in a small village in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. Six months after she... read more »

Schools caught in red tape generated by new education m...

Schools caught in red tape generated by new education mandates

For more than a decade, Brockton High School ushered in each fall with a renewed focus on literacy. For the largest high school in Massachusetts, with 4,000... read more »

Harvard returns to normal after bomb hoax

Harvard returns to normal after bomb hoax

Washington – Harvard University is returning to normal after a bomb hoax Monday forced authorities to evacuate four buildings on the Cambridge,... read more »

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Dhanush gears up for two releases in February

Dhanush will have two back-to-back releases next month as his films Anegan and Shamitabh will hit the marquee within the span of a week. While Dhanush’s Tamil romantic-drama Anegan, which is... read more »

Amitabh Bachchan named Social Media Person of the ...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the Social Media Person of the Year award by Internet and Mobile Association of India.... read more »

Roy: Jacqueline Fernandez lost Rs. 2 lac while dancing ...

A Tango dance sequence in Bhushan Kumar’s Roy cost Jacqueline Fernandez a bomb. The actress broke her shoe heel while doing Tango dance with Ranbir... read more »

‘Tevar’ review: Superman Arjun Kapoor, baah...

We have seen a lot of northern India and heard the dialect which strikes a hit note with the audiences, recently. Still, when you open your eyes to the world... read more »

Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Hawaizaada’ to ...

To rekindle the Indian pride and spread the work of the legend Shivkar Talpade, the Hawaizaada team has decided to install the plane created by him. It is a... read more »

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Rodgers insists Man City favourites to win PL title despite Liverpool's `good show`

Rodgers insists Man City favourites to win PL title despite Liver...

London – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Manchester City are favourites to win the Premier League this season, despite seeing his side beat Cardiff 3-1 and go top of the... read more »

Wenger admits critics `right` to doubt Arsenal's title credentials

Wenger admits critics `right` to doubt ArsenalR...

London – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that the Gunners’ critics are right to doubt their title credentials, according to... read more »

`Special One` Mourinho took a pay cut to rejoin Chelsea...

`Special One` Mourinho took a pay cut to rejoin Chelsea because he `loves` club!

London – Jose Mourinho has revealed he took a pay cut to return to Chelsea as manager because he loves the club, according to reports. According to the... read more »

Wenger plays down `rivalry` with Mourinho ahead of Chel...

Wenger plays down `rivalry` with Mourinho ahead of Chelsea clash

London – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he has no personal rivalry with Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho, according to reports. According... read more »

Everton move up to fourth in PL with 2-1 win over Swans...

Everton move up to fourth in PL with 2-1 win over Swansea

Johannesburg – England midfielder Ross Barkley scored a brilliant 84th-minute free-kick to earn Everton a 2-1 win at Swansea City that propelled his... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Canada's Detour Gold expects lower cash costs in 2014

Gold lingers around $1,200, taper worries remain

Singapore – Gold held steady on Monday after its biggest weekly loss in a month, but the metal was still at the risk of falling back below $1,200 an ounce as investors fretted over the impact... read more »

Gold price recovers, but ends the week at 3-1/2-year low

Gold price recovers, but ends the week at 3-1/2-ye...

New York – Gold rebounded from an early dip to a six-month low on short covering on Friday, but is still on track for its largest annual loss... read more »

Gold prices losses by Rs. 205 to Rs. 30,160 per ten gra...

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

Gold prices extended losses for the second straight session by falling Rs. 205 to Rs. 30,160 per ten grams in the national capital on Friday on sustained... read more »

Gold futures rebound from two-month low, Rs. 28,770 per...

Gold futures rebound from two-month low, Rs. 28,770 per 10 gram

Mumbai – Gold futures rebounded on Wednesday from their two-month low hit in the previous session, though premiums remained high due to lack of stocks... read more »

Gold fell further by Rs. 280 to Rs. 30,400 per ten gram...

Gold fell further by Rs. 280 to Rs. 30,400 per ten grams

Divergent trend was witnessed on the bullion market on Tuesday as gold fell further by Rs. 280 to Rs. 30,400 per ten grams on sustained selling, while silver... read more »

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Health & Fitness

`Good night`s sleep` essential for brain health

Sleep apnoea could lead to elevated blood sugar levels

Washington: Researchers have linked sleep apnoea with elevated blood sugar levels, raising fears that people with the condition could be at an increased risk of cardiovascular illness and... read more »

WhatsAppitis: Doctors say it’s real and your...

The prestigious medical journal The Lancet has declared that ‘WhatsAppitis’ is a credible disease after diagnosing a 34-year-old-patient with... read more »

Smoking increases risk of TB recurrence

Regular tobacco smoke increases the risk of recurrence of tuberculosis in patients, a new study has found. The study published Monday provides critical new... read more »

Healthy diet in midlife slashes dementia by 90 per cent

Plenty of vegetables, fruit and fish from the age of 40 slashes the risk of developing the killer brain disease by 90 per cent. A study has found that a... read more »

skin care – Natural Herb are skin lightener

It is the desire of every girl to look most beautiful , so he thought that considerable Wuti selected products . In this article we are told about Herb... read more »

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Investing

Gold futures rise 0.49% today to Rs. 28,790 per 10 grams

New Delhi – Gold futures rose 0.49 per cent today to Rs. 28,790 per 10 grams as speculators enlarged their positions, driven by a firming trend in the Asian region. At the Multi Commodity... read more »

Gold price rises for 3rd day; up Rs 300 at Rs 30,7...

New Delhi: Extending gains for the third day, gold prices rose by Rs 300 to Rs 30,700 per ten gram in the national capital Tuesday on sustained... read more »

Gold prices falling most in six weeks lead precious-met...

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

Gold  and silver  tumbled the most in six weeks as signs of faster U.S. economic growth fueled bets that the Federal Reserve will keep cutting stimulus.... read more »

Gold prices rise by Rs 240 to Rs 30,600 per ten gram on...

Snapping two days losses, gold prices rose by Rs 240 to Rs 30,600 per ten gram in the national capital Thursday on emergence of buying at existing lower... read more »

Canada’s Detour Gold expects lower cash costs in ...

Canada's Detour Gold expects lower cash costs in 2014

Canada’s Detour Gold Corp said it expects cash costs to fall to $800-$900 per ounce sold and production to double to 450,000-500,000 ounces this... read more »

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Daily habits of happy people

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit, according to Greek philosopher Aristotle. The world is changing faster than you can wrap your head around new ideas, but the... read more »

How to avoid emotional fatigue

Stress, a poor diet, or a hormone imbalance, are known factors that play havoc with your mood. But there are subtle contributors that can cause a... read more »

Poor eating habits affect your heart

Poor eating habits can affect your heart for a long time and the effects can persist long after dietary habits are improved, shows a research. Poor eating... read more »

The key to successs

One of the common purposes of life for most of us is to achieve success that gives rise to prosperity, peace, happiness, and a sense of inner fulfillment. In... read more »

Aqua aerobics and water sports

Although traditional workout methods are preferred by a wide majority, aqua exercises are being pursued by many for variety in their exercise routine and to... read more »

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Middle East

5,000 evacuated from Syrian conflict zone

5,000 evacuated from Syrian conflict zone

Damascus – Over 5,000 afflicted people were evacuated Sunday from a rebel-held Damascus suburb by the army, the Syrian government said Sunday. “The citizens who have been evacuated from... read more »

Lebanon rocket fire draws Israeli artillery strike

Lebanon rocket fire draws Israeli artillery strike

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Rockets launched from south Lebanon struck northern Israel on Sunday and Israel responded with artillery shells across a... read more »

Deadly explosion rocks Lebanese capital Beirut, 5 Kille...

Deadly explosion rocks Lebanese capital Beirut, 5Killed

Mohamed Shattah, Lebanon’s former finance minister, has been killed by a car bomb that exploded in the centre of the capital Beirut along with at least... read more »

UN mission in DR Congo launches attack against rebels

UN mission in DR Congo launches attack against rebels

Kinshasa – The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) Thursday confirmed attacks on rebels who reportedly killed at... read more »

Blast targets bus in Cairo, 5 injured.

Blast targets bus in Cairo, 5 injured.

Five people were injured, one in a critical condition, when a bomb was hurled at a public bus in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, two days after 14 were killed... read more »

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Banaras Hindu University (BHU) violence: Crime Branch begins prob...

VARANASI – The Crime Branch has begun probe into the violence in the BHU campus and issued notices to 20 members of the proctorial board, including the former chief proctor, asking them to... read more »

Modi cabinet reshuffle 2017: Full list of PM Modi’...

Among the four bureaucrats inducted into the government, three have been made Ministers of State with independent charge: former Home Secretary R.K.... read more »

Ghazipur collapse a man-made disaster – Kejriwal ...

Two persons died in East Delhi after a part of the Ghazipur garbage landfill collapsed on this Friday afternoon, sweeping several people on a road nearby into... read more »

Nitish Kumar wins Bihar trust vote 131-108

PATNA: Two days after he dramatically embraced the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday proved his majority in the Bihar assembly while the RJD... read more »

Around 30 feared dead as bus plunges into 300 metre gor...

SHIMLA: As many as 30 persons were killed and several others injured when a private bus proceeding towards Solan from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district skidded... read more »

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Establish Independent compensation mechanism for GST, Jayalalitha...

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has reiterated her suggestion of providing for an independent compensation mechanism in the Constitutional Amendment Bill on the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) to... read more »

Cabinet approves inquiry into Gujarat snooping

BJP Prez Amit Shah unveils new team: Varun Gandhi ...

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah announced a new team of 11 vice-presidents and eight general secretaries to lead the party into the... read more »

77 IAS officers transferred in Madhya Pradesh

In a major administrative reshuffle, Madhya Pradesh government has transferred 77 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, including two divisional... read more »

Dhoti Bill passed in Tamil Nadu Assembly

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill that imposes a one-year jail term and Rs.25,000 fine on those who deny entry to persons wearing dhotis in... 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 with... read more »

2013: year of maximum Internet IPOs since 2000

UN human rights chief says Internet privacy as imp...

London – In light of the highly controversial mass surveillance programmes carried out by the US and UK spy agencies, United Nations human... read more »

Mixing right cocktail of proteins can help build better...

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... read more »

NASA and Japan’s space agency announce launch date for ...

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... 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... read more »

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South Asia

Now, Osama doc Shakeel Afridi booked in murder case for unauthorized surgery

Now, Osama doc Shakeel Afridi booked in murder case for unauthori...

Islamabad – Pakistan’s Khyber Agency has registered a murder case against Dr Shakeel Afridi, who helped U.S. in tracking slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden to his hideout in Abbottabad,... read more »

Sri Lankan president calls for national unity

Sri Lankan president calls for national unity

Colombo – Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for national unity to defeat any attempt to destabilise the country. Speaking in... read more »

NATO can’t slow down given complex threats

NATO can't slow down given complex threats

Budapest – Given the complex threats of terrorism, wea! pons of mass destruction and cyber warfare, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Alexander... read more »

Nawaz Sharif assures Afghan negotiators help in peace

Nawaz Sharif assures Afghan negotiators help in peace

Islamabad – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured the visiting Afghan High Peace Council President that his government will fully back the... read more »

Pak FIA fails to collect `concrete evidence` against Mu...

Pak FIA fails to collect `concrete evidence` against Musharraf in high treason case

Islamabad – The Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) inquiry committee has failed to collect concrete evidence against former President... read more »

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No autographs during play: BCCI

From children to adults, no fan is immune to the thrill of getting an autograph from their favourite sportsperson. In fact, it’s a common sight to see fans beseeching cricketers fielding on... read more »

Maxwell on how to stop Maxwell: Change the rules, ...

Q. Glenn, just the celebration when you made the hundred, how much of it was just a weight lifted off your shoulders, I guess? GLENN MAXWELL: Yeah,... read more »

Lalit Modi ousted from Rajasthan Cricket Association

In what appears to be a major shift in the Rajasthan Cricket Association(RCA), a no confidence motion was passed by the members against former Indian Premier... read more »

World Cup 2015: Sourav Ganguly pleasantly surprised by ...

HAMILTON: The surprise package in this World Cup has been the Indian bowling. Nobody gave this attack a chance going into the tournament, especially after the... read more »

Warning bells? Dhoni says Jadeja needs to step up, impr...

Holders India marched into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with their fourth consecutive win but all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s form with the bat has... read more »

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Thousands left homeless by giant Chile quake

SANTIAGO: More than 9,000 people were left homeless after a powerful earthquake hit northern and central Chile last week, officials have said, dramatically increasing previous estimates. The death... read more »

Fury after Saudi Arabia ‘chosen to head key ...

The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role – despite the country having “arguably the worst... read more »

Nepal in turmoil, protest against new Constitution rage...

Protests against the new Constitution in Nepal have intensified with one member of Sadbhavana Party even committing suicide. Nepal Police has also increased... read more »

Alexis Tsipras returns to power to secure Greek debt re...

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras will return as prime minister on Monday determined to secure debt relief from the country’s creditors in his... read more »

Bomb Scare: Eiffel Tower Closed Down For Visitors

The anti-terrorist police closed down for visitors the World famous Eiffel Tower in Paris on 20 September after a suspected terror threat. Officers said three... read more »

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Surgery, not chemo, better for tongue cancer

Surgery, not chemo, better for tongue cancer

New York – Surgery, and not chemotherapy sessions, works better for those suffering from tongue or oral cavity cancer. In a pathbreaking study, a team of scientists at the University... read more »

Now, barcode scanner like device to spot blinding eye disease

Now, barcode scanner like device to spot blinding eye disease

Washington – Scientists have developed a new hand-held optical device that can detect eye diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration, with just a... read more »

Google Glass available to Music All Access users before public rollout

Google Glass may become surgeon’s new BFF

Washington – In what could turn out to be a major breakthrough in the surgical world, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Alabama-Birmingham prepared for a shoulder... read more »

2-drug combo can help kids with ADHD and aggression

2-drug combo can help kids with ADHD and aggression

Washington – A new study has revealed that prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder... read more »

New gene study brings arthritis drug closer to reality

New gene study brings arthritis drug closer to reality

Washington – A team of researchers has discovered new genes, pathways and cell types that are involved in inherited susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The study was conducted by Dr.... read more »