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Google partners with Audi to develop in-...

Google partners with Audi to develop in-car Android infotainment systems

Washington – Google has reportedly joined hands with carmaker Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems that would function on the search giant’s Android operating system. The partnership is expected to be announced next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las... read more »

Tone deaf can become musical geniuses too!
Tone deaf can become musical geniuses to...

Tone deaf can become musical geniuses too!

Washington – Researchers have suggested that a little bit of neural tweaking in adulthood, the part of brain that makes understanding music so tough can be fixed. In the study, researchers gave adult mice “histone-deacetylase” or HDAC inhibitors – used as mood stabilizers and... read more »

Now, tent that doubles as solar charger
Now, tent that doubles as solar charger

Now, tent that doubles as solar charger

Wellington – A company has brought out a new tent that has a solar charger. Eddie Bauer’s Katabatic tent has a Goal Zero solar charger up top, a triangular piece which folds with the tent for storage, Stuff.co.nz reported. Inside is a Goal Zero-supplied battery that when charged by Sun,... read more »

New drug could help hard-drinkers quit alcohol in Japan
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New drug could help hard-drinkers quit alcohol in Japan

Tokyo – A new drug to treat alcoholism has enhanced the chances of hard-drinking Japanese addicts quitting alcohol, it has been revealed. While conventional drugs discourage drinking by causing unpleasant symptoms, such as palpitations, nausea and headaches, after alcohol consumption, new... read more »

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Arab states mull air strikes on ISIS

PARIS: Several Arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes against militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, senior US state department officials said on Sunday. The offer was... read more »

Kerry visits Israel amid reports of faltering Israeli-Palestinian talks

Iraq Crisis: John Kerry says US-Arab coalition ...

Ten Arab countries have agreed to help the US in its fight against the jihadist group, Islamic State (IS). After talks with US Secretary of State... read more »

Floods in Pakistan, India blamed on lack of planning, c...

The devastating floods in India and Pakistan are a result of deforestation, unplanned development and climate change, experts said Thursday, and the region... read more »

Life under ISIS: Captured teenage girl tells story of h...

A Yazidi girl captured by ISIS has revealed the extreme abuse she suffers as a sex slave at the hands of Islamic State (IS) extremists. Only 17 years old,... read more »

Kashmir disaster: 6 Lakh in difficulties, Near 50,000 R...

Almost 200 people have died in the state’s worst floods in 60 years. With the weather clearing, 61 Air Force choppers and transport aircraft have made... read more »

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Global Shares Fall After China’s Weak PMI Data

Global shares fell Tuesday, burdened by disappointing manufacturing data out of China, which fueled fresh concerns over growth in the world’s second-largest economy. The Stoxx Europe 600 fell 1.4%... read more »

Sanjay Kapoor steps down as chairman of Micromax

New Delhi: Sanjay Kapoor has stepped down as chairman of Micromax, a little over a year after joining India’s second-largest handset... read more »

RBI likely to cut interest rates in September policy me...

There is a better than even chance that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will cut interest rates at its policy meeting on September 29 thanks to inflation... read more »

Vodafone India to launch 4G services by 2015 end

NEW DELHI: Vodafone India today said it will launch its fourth-generation (4G) mobile telephony services by 2015-end, an announcement that comes days after... read more »

Modi wants Posco to stay in India, PMO to take up issue...

The Prime Minister’s Office is likely to take up the issue of steel giant Posco’s proposed $10.5-billion integrated steel plant in Jagatsinghpur... read more »

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Kulkarni replaces injured Shami for Sri Lanka ODIs

Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the ODI series against Sri Lanka beginning on November 2, a BCCI release said on Monday. He will be replaced by Dhawal Kulkarni in the squad for the... read more »

BCCI suffers losses, may claim damages from WICB

A livid BCCI has said it has suffered huge losses and that it will claim all the damages following the West Indies cricket team’s... read more »

WICB will only have dialogue with WIPA

Kingston: In what seems to be a jolt to the Caribbean players, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has made it clear that it will have a dialogue with only... read more »

Akshar Patel eager to make mark against West Indies in ...

Akshar Patel who was selected in the Indian squad for the last ODIs and one T20I against West Indies has said that these matches will be important for... read more »

Ajmal bowls with revamped action under Saqlain’s ...

Ajmal bowled a number of overs to experienced all-rounder, Muhammad Hafeez who has also resumed batting in the nets after having to return home from the UAE... read more »

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MBBS entrance racket shocks J&K

MBBS entrance racket shocks J&K

By Sheikh Qayoom Srinagar – The plot behind the Jammu and Kashmir MBBS entrance test 2012 racket was so blatant and shocking that it could be the inspiration for a sequel to Vidhu Vinod... read more »

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‘India Corner’ at Indonesia’s Ud...

Jakarta – An “India Corner” has been set up at the Udayana University in Denpasar in Bali as part of an initiative by the Indian... read more »

Bihar puts records of 3.5 lakh teachers online

Bihar puts records of 3.5 lakh teachers online

Patna – Bihar has published the service records of nearly 3.5 lakh teachers at 70,000 government schools online, officials Wednesday said. “It is... read more »

Former Kashmir exam board chairman arrested

Former Kashmir exam board chairman arrested

Srinagar – Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, the former chairman of Jammu and Kashmir’s Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), was Saturday... read more »

Ireland education fair to attract Indian students

Ireland education fair to attract Indian students

New Delhi – An Irish education fair will be organised in the capital Saturday to attr! act the Indian students to the country’s... read more »

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Top five celebrity makeovers

Bigg Boss 8: Kim Kardashian to be paid Rs.5 crore?

The firangi connection of Bigg Boss house always gains the much needed attention. This time to walk on the cake is Hollywood socialite and reality TV star Kim Kardashian. But do you know how much... read more »

Salman Khan Decorates Entire Galaxy Apartment Buil...

Salman Khan and his family seem to be leaving no stone unturned to make youngest beti Arpita Khan’s wedding an affair to remember. The entire... read more »

‘Kill Dil`review: Ali Zafar, Ranveer Singh kill w...

One of the much hyped movies of this year, `Kill Dil` has released. It managed to create a buzz in the virtual world right from the start because of the... read more »

Bigg Boss 8: Wild card Nigaar Khan in the house!

Bigg Boss 8 makers are trying every possible means to make sure their show’s TRPs go up but from heated arguments to physical violence, nothing has been... read more »

Has Ekta Kapoor sued Sunjay Dutt for Rs 1.5 crore?

Ekta Kapoor confident about 'Ye Hai Mohabbatein'

Problems for Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt don’t seem to settle down any soon. According to the latest buzz in B-town, television and film producer Ekta... read more »

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Football

Moyes asks for `more consistency` from Man U after 3-0 win over Aston Villa

Moyes asks for `more consistency` from Man U after 3-0 win over A...

London – David Moyes has called for a repeat performance after a first-half brace from Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley’s first Premier League goal in nearly a year helped Manchester... read more »

Gritty` Villas-Boas says `will not quit` following `humbling` Liverpool loss

Gritty` Villas-Boas says `will not quit` following...

London – Andre Villas-Boas admitted that he is fighting to save his job after Sunday’s humiliating 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool but... read more »

Rooney set to open talks on new Man U contract

Rooney set to open talks on new Man U contract

London – Wayne Rooney’s representatives are ready to thrash out a bumper new deal with Manchester United, according to reports. According to... read more »

Serie A : Juve go six clear, Napoli keep in touch with ...

Serie A : Juve go six clear, Napoli keep in touch with Inter

Rome – Napoli kept their hopes of a first Serie A title since 1990 alive with an epic 4-2 win over 10-man Inter Milan after a Carlos Tevez hat-trick had... read more »

Bayern Munich coach vows to win Club World Cup

Bayern Munich coach vows to win Club World Cup

Agadir, Morocco – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he was determined to win the Club World Cup as his European champions prepare to face... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Gold tumbled by Rs 510 to Rs 31,015 per ten grams, , weak global cues

Gold tumbled by Rs 510 to Rs 31,015 per ten grams, weak global cu...

After two days of gains, gold tumbled by Rs 510 to Rs 31,015 per ten grams in New Delhi on Monday on stockists selling at existing higher levels amid a weak global trend. Silver also lost Rs 275 to... read more »

Gold futures ease to Rs 29,130 per 10 gm

Gold futures ease to Rs 29,130 per 10 gm

New Dehli – Gold prices moved down 0.36 per cent to Rs 29,130 per 10 gram at the futures trade today after participants offloaded partial... read more »

Gold extends gains on sustained buying, Rs 31,525 per 1...

Gold extends gains on sustained buying, firm global cues

New Delhi – Gold prices extended gains for the second straight day by adding Rs 205 to reach Rs 31,525 per ten grams here on Saturday on sustained... read more »

Gold prices recovered by Rs 105 to Rs 31,320 per ten gr...

Gold prices recovered by Rs 105 to Rs 31,320 per ten grams

Gold prices recovered by Rs 105 to Rs 31,320 per ten grams in the national capital on Friday on revival of buying at existing lower levels amid a firming... read more »

Gold prices dropped by Rs 210 to Rs 31,215 per ten gram

Gold prices dropped by Rs 210 to Rs 31,215 per ten gram

Extending its losses for the second straight day, gold prices dropped by Rs 210 to Rs 31,215 per ten gram in the national capital on Thursday on sustained... read more »

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Health & Fitness

New causes of diabetes discovered

New causes of diabetes discovered

Washington –  Researchers have discovered two new genetic causes of neonatal diabetes. The new research by the University of Exeter Medical School has provided further insights on how the... read more »

8 million lives saved since tobacco warning issued 50 yrs ago

8 million lives saved since tobacco warning issued...

Washington, Jan. 8 (ANI): A new study estimates that 8 million lives have been saved in the US because of anti-smoking measures that started 50... read more »

Sugar-sweetened beverage tax could curb obesity and dia...

Sugar-sweetened beverage tax could curb obesity and diabetes in India

Washington – A sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax can help reduce the rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes rates in India, a new study has... read more »

Simple steps on how to live longer revealed

Simple steps on how to live longer revealed

London – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued four “golden rules”, which state regular exercising while cutting on... read more »

`Vitamin D may not offer protection against cancer, dia...

`Vitamin D may not offer protection against cancer, diabetes and dementia`

Washington – Researchers have cast doubt on vitamin D’s ability to offer us protection against diseases like cancer, diabetes and dementia. According... read more »

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Investing

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

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

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 bolstered the dollar by fanning speculation... read more »

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

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... 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 »

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... read more »

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

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

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 a firming... read more »

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Recipe: Red pepper tart

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes 2 red peppers 1 sprig thyme (or ½ tsp dry thyme) 10 ml olive oil Puff pastry 150g Salt to... read more »

Super benefits of ginger you did not know

Ginger is one condiment which not just spices up your food and gives it the punch; it also comes with a lot of health and beauty benefits. Here are... read more »

Wearing dentures during sleep doubles pneumonia risk

London: The elderly who forget to take their dentures out before going to sleep not only put their oral health in danger but also double the risk of... read more »

Recipe: Methi Pulao

It’s a mouth-watering dish, to say the least. There are very few who don’t like methi pulao, it is good for your health and pretty easy to... read more »

Simple exercises to reduce eye strain

Do you find yourself squinting your eyes and rubbing them in irritation often? Owing to the exposure of the computer screens and mobile phones in our daily... read more »

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Several dead in Iraq bomb blast

Several dead in Iraq bomb blast

A car bomb near a cafe in central Iraq has killed at least eight people in the latest in a series of attacks. Monday’s blast in the town of Buhriz, south of Baquba, also wounded 22 people,... read more »

Saudi militants behind attack on Defence Ministry: Yemen

Saudi militants behind attack on Defence Ministry:...

Saudi militants were behind the massive car bombing and assault on Yemen’s military headquarters that killed more than 50 people, including an... read more »

Probe human rights abuses in Cote d’Ivoire: UN

Probe human rights abuses in Cote d'Ivoire: UN

United Nations – The UN Friday called for investigations into serious human rights abuses committed in Cote d’Ivoire by the Dozo, traditional... read more »

Syrian rebel group demands hostage swap for abducted nu...

Syrian rebel group demands hostage swap for abducted nuns - paper

BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Syrian rebel group calling itself “Free Qalamoun” has claimed the kidnapping of 12 nuns and said it wants to trade them... read more »

UN chief condemns terror attacks in Yemen

UN chief condemns terror attacks in Yemen

United Nations – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks against Yemen’s defence ministry which... read more »

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Indian Woman Who Alleged Wedding At Gunpoint To Pak Man Returns T...

The Indian woman, Uzma, sought the help of Indian mission in Islamabad, saying Tahir Ali had harassed and intimidated her NEW DELHI:  The Indian woman who sought refuge at the Indian High... read more »

UP: Man killed, women gang-raped as gang attacks f...

A family travelling from Jewar in Greater Noida to Bulandhshahr when it was attacked by a gang of criminals. A person was shot dead when he objected... read more »

Maharashtra minister attends wedding of gangster Dawood...

Mumbai city news: The controversy started after a Marathi news channel IBN Lokmat started showing clips of the wedding reception Maharashtra minister... read more »

Saharanpur violence: Curfew imposed; UP govt sacks top ...

Even as the Uttar Pradesh government scrambled with firefighting measures, violence-hit Saharanpur remained on the edge on Wednesday, after another murder was... read more »

Why Major Nitin Gogoi is a real hero for the entire cou...

What cannot be overlooked is that the ‘out of box’ solution put in force by Major Gogoi saved the lives of his men, EC officials as well as stone pelters... read more »

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Mulayam says ‘Samajwadi Party always had to fight against divisive forces’

Every crime can’t be checked in UP, says Mulayam Singh Yada...

Amidst growing criticism over deteriorating law and order in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday said that the state government should not be expected to keep a check... read more »

Amit Shah to meet RSS top brass today

The newly appointed president of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Amit Shah will hold a meeting with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) top brass... read more »

Rajnath denies Kejriwal’s claims, says BJP will n...

Patna blasts an act of terror: Rajnath Singh

Amid reports that the BJP will take the final call on forming the government in Delhi after Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from BRICS summit in Brazil,... read more »

TRAI Bill passed in RS

The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday successfully pushed through a bill to amend the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to formalise the appointment of... read more »

Modi govt names five new governors, Ram Naik heads to U...

The government on Monday appointed new governors in Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Nagaland. They are Ram Naik (Uttar Pradesh),... read more »

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Successful Mars mission helps ISRO end year on high note

Successful Mars mission helps ISRO end year on high note

By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai – The successful launch of India’s first inter-planetary Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the sending up of India’s first navigation satellite... read more »

India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile

India test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile

India on Monday test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of more than 3,000 km as part of a user trial by the... read more »

New study provides answers to fundamental questions abo...

New study provides answers to fundamental questions about Alzheimer’s

Washington – A new study has revealed fundamental issues about Alzheimer’s disease, including where it starts, why it starts there, and how it... read more »

Gene involved in response to cocaine identified

Gene involved in response to cocaine identified

Washington – Neuroscience researchers including an Indian origin scientist have identified a gene in mice that appears to underlie the intensity of the... read more »

Spotify rolls out Spotiamp to honour Winamp for music s...

Spotify rolls out Spotiamp to honour Winamp for music streaming

Washington – As the good old Winamp has headed to its untimely demise, music-streaming service Spotify has reportedly rolled out ‘Spotiamp’, an app... read more »

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South Asia

UN chief appalled by bombings in Russia

UN chief hails conclusion of Maldives presidential poll

United Nations – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the conclusion of the Maldives presidential election run-off, hoping the new government will “engage the oppositio! n in a... read more »

Pakistan formally begins high treason trial of Musharraf

Pakistan formally begins high treason trial of Mus...

Islamabad – Pakistan Sunday announced to have formally started high treason proceedings against the former president Pervez Musharraf and will... read more »

Khaleda Zia’s son acquitted of money laundering

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Dhaka – A Bangladeshi court here Sunday acquitted former prime minister Khaleda Zia’s elde! st son Tarique Rahman of money laundering charge while... read more »

20 held for showing ballot slip in Maldives

20 held for showing ballot slip in Maldives

Male – More than 20 people were arrested Saturday in the Maldives for showing their ballot slips after casting their vote in the presidential run-off, a... read more »

Maldives election results Sunday

Maldives gets tough on illegal migrant workers

Male – Maldives Elections Commissioner Fuad Thoufeek has said the final results of the presidential run-off will be announced Sunday, a media report... read more »

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Tiger Woods will not play Honda Classic

Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will not play next weeks’ Honda Classic after he announced an indefinite leave from the PGA Tour. Woods said last week he would leave the tour indefinitely... read more »

DD can share feed of WC matches with private cable...

Public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) can continue to share live feed of cricket World Cup matches with private cable operators as the Supreme Court... read more »

World Cup 2015: New Zealand thrashes England by 8 wicke...

Tim Southee took 7-33 in the most destructive spell in New Zealand’s limited-overs history and Brendon McCullum made the fastest 50 in a Cricket World Cup... read more »

World Cup 2015: MS Dhoni seeks Ravi Shastri’s adv...

An overwhelming win over Pakistan may have brought a lot of cheer to the Indiancricket team after an indifferent Australian Summer, but there are a few grey... read more »

We batted well, disappointed with fielding: Skipper Chi...

Although pleased with the batting efforts of his team, Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura Thursday said he was disappointed with his team’s fielding after... read more »

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Mexico demands speedy probe over tourists’ killing in Egypt

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto speaking with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi reiterated Mexico’s call for a “swift and in-depth” investigation to determine who... read more »

China to buy millions of tonnes of U.S. soybeans d...

the world’s top soybean buyer, will purchase millions of tonnes of the oilseed from the United States during President Xi Jinping’s... read more »

Australian warplanes make first air strike in Syria

Australian warplanes have carried out their first air strike against the Islamic State group in Syria, destroying an armoured personnel carrier, defence... read more »

Emergency accommodation the priority as WA prepares for...

Western Australia’s government agencies have begun planning for the arrival of Syrian refugees, with Premier Colin Barnett saying WA would be prepared... read more »

Yemen air strike: 13 out of 20 Indian crew members safe...

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of External Affairs on Wednesday said that reports about killing of 20 Indians in a Saudi-led alliance in air strikes on fuel... read more »

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New Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet ad claims Apple iPad not suitable for outdoors

New Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet ad claims Apple iPad not suitable for outdoors

Washington – Taking a dig at rival Apple’s iPad, Nokia has reportedly released a new ad for its Lumia 2520 tablet in which it is telling people that unlike the iPad, the Lumia... read more »

`Effective` second gen biofuels closer to reality

`Effective` second gen biofuels closer to reality

Washington – Researchers have made a breakthrough in developing second generation of biofuels; they have found a family of enzymes that can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its... read more »

'Junk DNA' in brain may cause schizophrenia

Genetic causes of common disorders revealed

Washington – Researchers have found that six common diseases arise from DNA changes located outside genes. The study from the laboratory of Peter Scacheri, PhD, shows that multiple... read more »

Researchers overturn assumption about mercury in Arctic

Researchers overturn assumption about mercury in Arctic

Washington – For years, researchers assumed that if mercury’s high and increasing in fish in the North American and European Arctic, the same would also stand true of fish... read more »

Google had to `start over` Android after iPhone launch in 2007

Google had to `start over` Android after iPhone launch in 2007

Washington – Apple unveiled its first iPhone in 2007 and that prompted Google’s Android team to start over, a new book has reportedly revealed. Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and... read more »