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Xiaomi Redmi 4 review: Redmi 3S Prime HD...

Xiaomi Redmi 4 review: Redmi 3S Prime HD remaster

Xiaomi’s new Redmi 4 borrows heavily from last year’s Redmi 3S (Prime) in almost all the major departments, and yet, when you look at it for the first time and take it out for a ride, it’s a whole new ball game altogether. It’s about refining the jagged edges of the... read more »

OnePlus 5 Colour Variants Teased, Might ...

OnePlus 5 Colour Variants Teased, Might Offer Interesting Choices

HIGHLIGHTS OnePlus has referred to one of the colours as “Unicorn” OnePlus 5 is expected to come in Black and Red colours as well The smartphone will be launched in Summer If there is any smartphone that has the rumour mills set in overdrive right now, it is the upcoming OnePlus 5.... read more »

Nokia 3310 clones Micromax X1i & Dar...

Nokia 3310 clones Micromax X1i & Darago 3310 come at less than half the...

The popular Nokia 3310 handset has finally arrived in India, and it has come in a newly designed version. Here’s what its lookalikes Micromax X1i and Darago 3310 are offering. The iconic Nokia 3310 handset has arrived in India, and it has come in a newly designed avatar. HMD Global, which... read more »

Moto Z2 Play in Lunar Gray colour with 5...

Moto Z2 Play in Lunar Gray colour with 5.5-inch display, 64GB storage, 4GB ...

By now, we already know that Motorola is working on Moto Z2, Z2 Play and Z2 Force. Although the company didn’t confirm the making of the handsets, innumerous rumours flying all across the webosphere does the needful. Adding on to the rumour mill, a new leak about the Z2 Play reveals new... read more »

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Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Khartoum – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Monday that leaders would join hands against forces allied to South Sudanese ex-vice president Riek Machar , if he failed to respond to a... read more »

Ban seeks South Sudan parties' cooperation to solve crisis

Ban seeks South Sudan parties’ cooperation t...

United Nations – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for “full cooperation” of all parties in finding a peaceful solution... read more »

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

Lagos – At least 63 Boko Haram fighters were killed during Nigerian army’s raids following a recent pre-dawn attack on military barracks in Bama... read more »

‘Fake’ interpreter at Mandela memorial clai...

'Fake' interpreter at Mandela memorial claims to have exposed system

London – The controversial sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service has said he is a “great fake” who exposed... read more »

S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talks before any tr...

S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talks before any truce deal

London – South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has said there must be proper negotiations before the rebels can agree to a truce with the... read more »

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India seeks consular access to ‘Indian’ man arrested ...

ISLAMABAD: India has sought from Pakistan consular access to a person, reportedly an Indian, who has been arrested here for not possessing travel and visa documents Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, who hailed... read more »

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Projects Worth Rs 993...

PM Modi also suggested that the Kandla Port Trust (KPT) be named after BJP-RSS ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay as a tribute to him in his birth... read more »

Human shield: Paresh Rawal wants Arundhati Roy be tied ...

NEW DELHI: Veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal, last night, said that instead of a stone pelter, writer Arundhati Roy be tied to... read more »

Mercury on the rise in Kashmir and near LoC: Army gears...

As summers start setting in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces expect more encounters and gun fights in the Valley as militants, waiting across the Line of... read more »

Mumbai-based businessman Sheikh Nabi Ahmed jailed in Pa...

Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, an Indian national, who was arrested in Pakistan for not possessing travel documents, is a Mumbai-based businessman, the Mumbai police... read more »

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Four killed, 56 injured in suicide bomb attack in Pakistan

Peshawar: At least four persons were killed and 56 others injured today when a suicide bomber targeted a vehicle of a line officer in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region, officials... read more »

China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rum...

People recently punished in China’s campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts... read more »

Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, ax...

Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, axesKathmandu, Nepal (CNN)Protesters in western Nepal have killed at least seven police officers as... read more »

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes office as new Pri...

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister on Friday as the island nation’s two major political parties signed an agreement to... read more »

India ‘advises’ Pakistani NSA Aziz not to m...

India has advised Pakistani NSA Sartaj Aziz not to meet separatist Hurriyat leaders before talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, raising a question... read more »

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Australia gets approval to send armed officers to MH17 recovery t...

AUSTRALIA has won approval to send elite armed officers to protect investigative teams in their efforts to scour the Malaysia Airlines crash site for human remains after the recalled Ukrainian... read more »

WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over po...

A sweeping gagging order issued in Australia to block reporting of any bribery allegations involving several international political leaders in... read more »

Australia gives $4.7 million for Gaza relief

The Australian government is providing five million Australian dollars (4.7 million $) in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza, Foreign Minister Julie... read more »

Indian student assaulted in Australia, brother seeks ju...

Indian student assaulted in Australia, brother seeks justice

Melbourne – A 20-year-old Indian student was seriously injured after he was brutally assaulted and robbed in Australia’s Melbourne city, a media... read more »

6.2 magnitude quake rattles New Zealand

6.2 magnitude quake rattles New Zealand

Wellington – A severe earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale has been recorded off! the coast of Fiordland, shaking New Zealand’s Southland... read more »

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6 Ways to Ensure Regular Income After Retirement

Most people don’t think ahead financially, and it often takes a toll on them when it’s time to retire. The average life expectancy in India is also rising, with the current statistics measuring... read more »

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HR Software Advantages and Process Involved in Att...

In any company, the human factor is the backbone that crosses all areas of the company, taking into account the “power” of promoting the... read more »

Why Telecoms are moving to OTT?

The study reveals that time spent by people on digital platform is going to increase in near future. With growing digital literacy and technology, more and... read more »

Why TRON (TRX) is getting global attention in 2018 ?

Launched in September 2017, TRON (or TRX) is among the newly introduced cryptocurrencies in the market today. Since the test net launch of this... read more »

Compensate for your Absence in the Best Possible Ways

Don’t all your plans revolve around your family? Moreover, if you are a parent, it is a case of who’s going to bring your child to a football match or an... read more »

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India’s Avenue Supermarts IPO oversubscribed 106 times

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The last day of bidding for an initial public offering (IPO) by India’s Avenue Supermarts Ltd saw investors clamouring for the shares, tempted by the company’s... read more »

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India’s industrial output up 2.7 percent in ...

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s industrial output rose 2.7 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. ... read more »

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9 killed in landslides in southwest China

Nine people have been killed inlandslides that struck southwest China’s Yunnan province last week. Nine people were buried as the disasterhit Xiaoxin Village in Dongchuan District of the... 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... 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 »

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... read more »

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

BEIJING: Heavy rains in China’s southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to... read more »

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Virat Kohli claims top rank in ICC T20I rankings

There was some more good news in the offing for India’s Test captain Virat Kohli as he was declared the No 1 ranked batsmen in T20 Internationals according to ICC’s latest rankings. According to... read more »

Former Pakistan cricketer Arshad Khan driving Uber...

NEW DELHI: How would you picture the life of a former international cricketer? Probably nurturing the upcoming generation of cricketers,... read more »

Captain’s knock: Kohli shows maturity in Sri Lank...

India, pleased as they must be at the series win, should still feel a bit disappointed that the scoreline is 2-1 and not 3-0 in their favour. India lost the... read more »

Sports Ministry approves names for Dronacharya Award

Wrestling coach Anoop Singh and Paralympics coach Naval Singh were among the five names officially approved by the Sports Ministry for the prestigious... read more »

BCCI looking to better it’s public image, says Anurag T...

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking to change it’s public image, according to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. BCCI, the richest board... read more »

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Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to promote culture and traditions

Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to promote culture and tradition...

Guwahati –  The eleventh edition of the Assam Mahotsav, a two week long annual fair, was organized in Jorhat recently, and provided a window to the culture of the state. More than 100 stalls... read more »

People in poorer nations `understand` life better ...

Washington – A new study has shown that people residing in poorer countries find greater meaning in life, whereas residents of wealthy... read more »

Hornbill Festival reflects traditional and modern face ...

Hornbill Festival reflects traditional and modern face of Nagaland

Kohima – In an endeavor to promote tourism and preserve the socio-cultural heritage of the Nagas, Kohima played host to the 14th Hornbill Festival of... read more »

Kolkata Christmas Festival to begin Dec 20

History behind common Christmas traditions revealed

Kolkata – Scheduled to be inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Kolkata Christmas Festival beginning Dec 20 here is set to... read more »

New age writings of love, confusion and erotica

New age writings of love, confusion and erotica

Fresh and complex, funny and erotic, this week IANS bookshelf is stacked with new age writings that are about today’s generation and their many ways of... read more »

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Crunch week as Fed meets on rates, Trump team joins G20

LONDON (Reuters) – After a year that tipped conventional wisdom on its head, the coming week might suggest a return to some sort of normality for the global economy — or instead take... read more »

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Some bank bulls grow wary on policy uncertainty

(Reuters) – Bank shares have been the runaway winners of the post-election U.S. stock market boom as investors wagered that higher interest... read more »

State-owned carrier Air India understated losses –...

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s state-owned airline Air India understated its operating losses by nearly $1 billion over three fiscal years to March... read more »

Doha Bank looking at setting up subsidiary in India

Doha Bank, one of the largest commercial banks of Qatar, is looking at the possibility of setting up a subsidiary in India, an top official of the bank today... read more »

BRICS bank to start lending in local currency by April

The New Development Bank (NDB), set up by five BRICS nations including India, will start lending in local currency by April next year and member countries... read more »

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No Party Has Mechanism to Check Education Degrees

With one of its MLAs arrested in an alleged fake degree case, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said there is no mechanism with any political party to examine the degrees of its party... read more »

Rajnath Singh asks students to use knowledge for b...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked young graduates to use knowledge in a positive manner to the benefit the society. Delivering the... read more »

Scholarship exam now for class 5th and 8th in Maharasht...

Maharashtra government has decided to stop scholarship examinations for class 4th and 7th students, and instead conduct them for those studying in class 5th... read more »

India needs to regain its global standing in education:...

India needs to retain the place it had during ancient times in the world education map, and for that there is a need to link education to research and improve... read more »

Government’s First Budget, Lion’s Share For...

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Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has presented a Rs. 41,129 crore budget with a massive allocation for education, and announced that all... read more »

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2.0 Poster: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson’s Blazin...

New Delhi: A brand new poster of the a good deal-awaited 2.zero is right here and could simply set your screen ablaze. Rajinikanth functions with both Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson inside the new... read more »

Padmavati Song Ghoomar: Deepika Padukone, Shahid K...

Padmavati is without difficulty the maximum-mentioned upcoming movie this 12 months, thanks to the Gargantuan, lord of Padmavati has been in news... read more »

New “Tiger Zinda Hai” Poster Brings Back Th...

Yash Raj Movies has Presented a Glimpse of what’s to come from Salman Khan’s upcoming blockbuster, Tiger Zinda hai (“Tiger is Still... read more »

Deepika Padukone’s “Padmavati” Breaks...

Sanjay Leela Bhansali maybe looking at yet another success at his hands. Padmavati’s trailer has garnered the highest number of views in 24 hours on YouTube... read more »

Happy Birthday Too “Amitabh Bachchan”, what...

It is difficult to don’t forget a time whilst Amitabh Bachchan turned into now not Ruling India’s collective cognizance. we bear in mind a young and... read more »

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Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

KIEV: Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants. Authorities in Luhansk said... read more »

Merkel extremely dismayed over Schumacher's fall

Merkel extremely dismayed over Schumacher’s ...

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel was “extremely dismayed” as she heard about the skiing accident of German racing legend... read more »

Quake hits Italy

Quake hits Italy

Rome – A 4.9-magnitude quake hit central Italy Sunday, followed by a series of aftershocks. However, no damage to property was reported. According to... read more »

Berlusconi’s `Bunga Bunga` bombshell suns in Miami desp...

New York - Silvio Berlusconi’s bunga bunga bombshell, Nicole Minetti, was seen sunning herself, in pink thong bikini, over Christmas on a Miami beach, despite her 5-year sentence behind bars. The 28-year-old had been convicted in July for supplying prostitutes for the Berlusconi’s notorious bunga bunga orgies. Currently, she remains free while she appeals her sentence. The former dental hygienist had once served as a regional councilor for the disgraced former Italian leader’s People of Freedom party. She was accused of getting the Moroccan-born exotic dancer known as Ruby the Heart Stealer for Berluscone, at the time, Ruby was just 17.

New York – Silvio Berlusconi’s bunga bunga bombshell, Nicole Minetti, was seen sunning herself, in pink thong bikini, over Christmas on a Miami beach,... read more »

Freed Pussy Riot members still gunning for Putin’s head...

Freed Pussy Riot members still gunning for Putin’s head

London – Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s members, who spent nearly two years in prison for their irreverent protest in Moscow’s main cathedral,... read more »

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Japan raises defence spending budget

Japan seeking US assistance to obtain counter cyberattack capabil...

Tokyo – Japan is reportedly seeking to curb the increased cyberattacks on the nation’s government systems and in a bid to have the ability to counter the attacks by a foreign nation, it is... read more »

Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections as mass protests continue

Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections as...

London – The main opposition party in Thailand has announced it will boycott snap elections set for 2 February. Democrat Party leader Abhisit... read more »

Taiwan court suspends trial of ailing ex-president

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Taipei – A Taiwanese court has suspended the trial of former president Chen Shui-bian on the ground that he is suffering from depression, dementia and... read more »

Singapore man jailed for three years for cyber-stalking

Singapore man jailed for three years for cyber-stalking

Singapore – A man in Singapore was sentenced to three years in jail Friday for cyber-stalking US singer Leandra Ramm for six years from 2005 to... read more »

North Korea threatens to attack South Korea

North Korea threatens to attack South Korea

Seoul – North Korea has threatened to attack South Korea without any advance notice, responding to anti-Pyongyang rallies on the second death... read more »

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British-era Town Hall to relive history, become tourist attraction

British-era Town Hall to relive history, become tourist attractio...

New Delhi – The capital’s British-era Town Hall in old Delhi is to be converted into an international tourist destination, complete with a museum, food court, souvenir shops, library and... read more »

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant outfits

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant ou...

Guwahati –  Militant outfits regularly harass people through illegal practices like extortion, taxation and abduction. Workers and small tea... read more »

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

India has been so unsuccessful in producing its own weapons of war that I am surprised that we do not start looking for innovative ways to keep our neighbours... read more »

Let’s talk about food

Let's talk about food

Other than music, food is something we all love to talk about. Sensing that food leads to conversations and sharing of recipes and memories, this week IANS... read more »

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid

New Delhi – Pained at the brutal assault and gang rape of a young Delhi woman last year, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has penned some poems... read more »

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Recipe: Mutton stew

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

Recipe: Aloo Paratha

Ingredients: Six or seven potatoes, four green chillies, coriander leaves, half tsp black pepper powder, two cups wheat flour, butter. Method: Boil... read more »

Recipe: Papad curry

Ingredients: Two or three papads, two medium-sized potatoes, one teaspoon kala jeera, half teaspoon chilli powder, half teaspoon turmeric powder, half... read more »

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... 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 »

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Indian Super League was watched by 429 million on TV according to...

NEW DELHI: An aggregate of 429 million viewers (TAM data CS4+ extrapolated to the universe using a standard conversion factor) watched the inaugural Hero Indian Super League football tournament live... read more »

Messi slams top Barca official over `undeserving of better contract` statement

Messi targets more history, Suarez a first goal

MADRID: Lionel Messi continues his quest to become the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga just days after equalling a similar feat in the... read more »

ISL: Trezeguet fires as FC Pune beat FC Goa 2-0 to reco...

PUNE: A striker always remains a striker is what David Trezeguet showed when he rolled back all those years with an opportunistic strike to help FC Pune City... read more »

Can Chelsea emulate Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles&...

The surest measure of greatness is the shadow it casts. A decade on, the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ side of 2003-04 are still regarded with a unique... read more »

Indian football team begin search for new coach after 3...

India will begin the search for a newcoach after Wim Koevermans’ tenure came to an end with the team’s 3-2 home defeat by Palestine in a friendly... read more »

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Gold near three-month low

Gold edged up on Monday, but remained near a three-month low as the dollar hit an 11-year high after a strong U.S. jobs report boosted expectations the Federal Reserve would soon hike interest... read more »

Gold Monetisation Scheme Should Be Investor Friend...

After the announcement of a gold monetisation scheme in the Budget, the details of the scheme are keenly awaited. The scheme has the potential to... read more »

Gold, silver rebound on marriage season demand, global ...

  Gold prices recovered by Rs 95 to Rs 27,285 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Thursday on emergence of buying by jewellers to meet wedding season... read more »

Titan Company intimates on availability of credit for g...

Titan Company announced that the Company will be able to avail credit from domestic nominated banks for gold purchases without restrictions. This will also... read more »

Gold recovers on wedding season demand

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold prices on Monday recovered by Rs 70 to trade at Rs 27,700 per ten gram at the bullion market, largely supported by wedding season demand from jewellers... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Cinnamon, peppermint oil- A new answer to chronic wounds!

You must have heard that health is wealth and that stands true for all those who suffer from chronic wounds in India. Ending miseries of all, we have a good news for you. Now, scientists have come... read more »

Poor sanitation practices leads to unfavorable pre...

Indian ladies suffer majorly during pregnancy! Besides household chores and other responsibilities there are several other reasons which hamper the... read more »

Heart scan can predict premature death risk

A scan of calcium deposits inside the arteries can identify those at risk of dying over the next 15 years, a new study has found. A coronary artery... read more »

Physical exercise along with a proper diet can help mai...

A recent study has revealed that India has the third-highest number of obese and overweight people after US and China. Around 20% of the adult Indian... read more »

Being a vegan helps lose weight

If you are looking for a size zero figure, then following a vegan diet that includes no animal products could offer better results than other weight-loss... read more »

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Sardar Singh named as flag bearer for India at Asian Games

New Delhi: Sardar Singh, captain of Indian men hockey team, will be the flag bearer for the country during the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games 2014 scheduled to take place in Incheon, South... read more »

Dhanraj Pillay criticizes move to have one custodi...

MUMBAI: Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay is upset with the selection of only one goalkeeper in the Indian team due to take part in the... read more »

Is the Hockey India League losing its financial viabili...

Two hasty announcements have followed the pull-out of Ranchi Rhinos from the Hockey India League (HIL) last week. The quick introduction of Pune and the... read more »

Manpreet named Asia’s Junior Player of the Year

Rising Indian midfielder Manpreet Singh was named the ‘Junior Player of the Year’ by the Asian Hockey Federation in its Congress held in Kuala Lumpur,... read more »

Bharat Ratna For Dhyan Chand?

NEW DELHI: Recommendations have been received for conferring the Bharat Ratna on hockey great Major Dhayan Chand and they have been forwarded to the... read more »

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Free Travel Apps To Get Your New Year 2014 Moving

It’s a brand new year, and for many it’s traditional to set new goals and resolve to see them through to completion by the end of the year. The key to realizing the satisfaction of... read more »

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holidayers

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holida...

By Sheikh Qayoom Gulmarg – This world-famous ski resort and tourist destination came alive Monday with scores of domestic and foreign tourists... read more »

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday se...

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday season!

New Delhi – With the holiday season at its peak, International SOS has issued guidelines for travellers to stay healthy and have safe and secure trips,... read more »

Hawaii ‘most searched’ holiday destination ...

Hawaii 'most searched' holiday destination on Bing!

Washington – With the travel industry expected to be 300 billion dollars worth in the US alone and the Internet being the most handy tool while... read more »

Make your own wine, the Kerala way

Make your own wine, the Kerala way

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram – Wine becomes much sought after in Kerala during the festive season, and what better than to make it at home? Barring... read more »

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U.S. extends leniency programme for companies that disclose bribe...

MIAMI (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department will extend a programme that offers companies leniency if they voluntarily tell authorities when employees may have paid bribes, a senior official... read more »

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Lloyds, two others dismissed from yen Libor litiga...

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed Lloyds Banking Group Plc , ICAP Europe Ltd and Tullett Prebon Plc as defendants from... read more »

Gold ETFs witness outflow of Rs 363cr in Apr-Aug FY 201...

NEW DELHI: Investors continue to pull out money from gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but the pace of outflow has slowed down in the current fiscal on... read more »

Gold hovers near three-week high as equities slip

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

Gold tops Rs 27,000-mark on global cues, seasonal deman...

Rising for the third straight day, gold regained the Rs 27,000-mark by gaining Rs 200 at the bullion market today in line with a firm global trend amid pick... read more »

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5 Smoothies to Beat the Summer Heat

Mercury is rising, and summer is in full swing. The scorching heat and humidity in this season are quite a challenge to survive. To beat the summer heat, nothing can be more refreshing than a... read more »

Revamp Your Kitchen with UrbanClap

When was the last time you devoted time to change the look and feel of your kitchen? Well, most of us don’t pay as much attention to the look and... read more »

It takes two livers to save an obese patient

An obese man requiring liver transplant had to seek donation from two of his family members as the portion of liver donated by one was not sufficient. Sameer... read more »

Tips to reduce weight in 10 days

Do you wish to reduce weight within 10 ten days? If you eat right, perform the correct exercises and follow a healthy regime, you are bound to lose the excess... read more »

I won’t make anarkali suits, imperfection is my t...

From village Jogewala in Moga district to France, fashion designer Navjeet Kaur recalls a journey straight out of a movie script. Over samosas squeezed... read more »

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Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book AwardJhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

By Arun Kumar Washington – Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland” failed to win the 2013 US National Book Award in fiction... read more »

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Patna – Shooting of the first documentary film on legendary British ! author George Orwell began at his birthplace in Motihari town of Bihar !... read more »

Sachin’s Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say P...

Sachin's Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say Phalke kin

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai – Descendents of Dadasaheb Phalke, the ‘Father of Indian Cinema’, were thrilled when master blaster Sachin Tendulkar... read more »

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

London – British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died Sunday here at her home. She was 94. She “passed away peacefully at her London home... read more »

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Mumbai – Renowned Indian writer Khushwant Singh was Friday awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Mumbai LitFest 2013 here. The award was received... read more »

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Middle East

US trains Iraqis for house-to-house battle against IS

TAJI BASE, Iraq: A team of camouflage-clad Iraqi soldiers lines up near the door of a one-storey house north of Baghdad with rifles ready, preparing to enter and search it. For now, there are no... read more »

Car bomb kills 37 at Yemen police academy

SANAA: A car bomb tore through dozens of Yemenis lined up at a police academy in Sanaa Wednesday, leaving 37 dead in the latest attack to highlight... read more »

Syria conflict: 76,000 die in deadliest year – ac...

The year 2014 was the deadliest year yet in Syria’s four-year conflict, with over 76,000 killed, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for... read more »

Father of pilot captured by ISIS pleads for release

AMMAN (Jordan): The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria has pleaded for his son’s release. Safi Yousef... read more »

IS stones to death two alleged gay men in Syria

DAMASCUS: Islamic State (IS) militants stoned to death two young men in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour on charges of having... read more »

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Om Birla, BJP’s surprise pick for Speaker

The BJP’s senior lawmaker Om Birla was unanimously elected the new Lok Sabha Speaker today after opposition parties supported his candidature. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who moved the... read more »

N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday named Nirmala Sitharaman, previously the country`s defence minister, as the next finance minister – thus... read more »

Baba Ramdev asks Opposition to practice ‘Kapalbha...

Baba Ramdev asks Opposition to practice 'Kapalbhati' to manage stress for next 15 years

On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an oath of office and secrecy in a grand ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan Thursday, yoga guru and Patanjali... read more »

Narendra Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah gets Home Minister, Ni...

Narendra Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah gets Home, Nirmala becomes first woman Finance Minister

BJP president Amit Shah is the new Union Home Minister and former Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman the fresh Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister. Former... read more »

Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi vs Smriti Irani: Se...

NEW DELHI : Congress president Rahul Gandhi is fighting a tough battle in Amethi, his constituency in Uttar Pradesh since 2004. As early leads came in, Rahul... read more »

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In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy

Obama says not to negotiate over debt ceiling

Washington – US President Barack Obama Friday said that he would not negotiate with his Republican rivals over raising the federal government’s debt ceiling and the fiscal brinksmanship... read more »

US Secretary of State John Kerry hopeful of Israel-Palestine deal

US sends special envoy to South Sudan

Washington – US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that he has sent a special envoy to South Sudan to help end violence in the... read more »

Obama nominates Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to Chi...

Obama nominates Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to China

President Barack Obama nominated Senator Max Baucus on Friday as US ambassador to China. “Max Baucus is going to be an outstanding ambassador to China, and... read more »

US action against Indian diplomat: Classic American dou...

Devyani Khobragade gets full diplomatic immunity, on her way to India

By Arun Kumar Washington – Is the US decision to arrest and strip search Indian diplomat Devyani Khobrgade on charges of visa fraud, sparking a major... read more »

US judge rules NSA data collection unconstitutional

US judge rules NSA data collection unconstitutional

By Arun Kumar Washington – In what the media here called a “powerful rebuke” to the Obama administration, a US federal judge has ruled the... read more »

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Bees, wasps and hornets

Animals are people too, or so they tell me

By Nury Vittachi DOGS IN ASIA CAN BE MULTILINGUAL, an animal welfare activist claims. Parisian poodles speak French, chow-chow dogs should be spoken to in Chinese, and chihuahuas understand Spanish,... read more »

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir's saffron fields

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir’s saffr...

By Sheikh Qayoom Pampore Highlands (Kashmir Valley) – As saffron flowers bloom and farmers begin harvesting the royal spice, the fields in... read more »

South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala, says Fat...

South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala, says Fatima Bhutto

By Shilpa Raina New Delhi – Not just Pakistan, but the entire subcontinent, needs independent and bold voices like that of Malala Yousufzai, the... read more »

German police find 1,500 artworks taken by Nazis

German police find 1,500 artworks taken by Nazis

Berlin – Some 1,500 works by artists like Picasso, Nolde and Matisse believed to be stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s were found at an elderly... read more »

Tripura’s 83-year-old lake palace to be restored

Tripura's 83-year-old lake palace to be restored

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala – Tripura’s Communist government has drawn up a Rs.50-crore plan to restore the 83-year-old Neermahal, the lone such... read more »

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‘Modi not fit to be PM’ Mayawati Attacks Again

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, calling him “totally unfit” for the country’s top job and stressing... read more »

Modi must take history lessons and classes with top BJP leaders: Digvijay Singh

Digvijaya Singh compared Modi with Hitler and Muss...

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the most infamous dictators of history, Hitler and Mussolini, as... read more »

AAP leaders sits outside Election Commission office, Pr...

Aam Aam Party leaders, led by Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, squatted outside the Election Commission office on Friday protesting against the... read more »

Opposition leaders’ plea for tallying of 50 per cent of...

Law school trashes apex court ruling on 377

The Supreme Court Friday sought the Election Commission’s response on a plea by Opposition leaders seeking counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail... read more »

Priyanka Gandhi Thrash Modi In Her First Election Speec...

Lashing out Modi & Amit Shah on there home turf in her first Election speach Priyanka Gandhi says “This country is made on the foundations of love,... read more »

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He visits Sabarimala every week, but not to pray

He visits Sabarimala every week, but not to pray

Sabarimala (Kerala) – For any devout Hindu in Kerala, a pilgrimage to the Sabarimala temple is a must, but not for Surendran, a local tribal. He has been visiting the temple every week since... read more »

President greets nation on Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day

President greets nation on Guru Tegh Bahadur marty...

New Delhi – President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday greeted the nation, espe! cially the Sikh community, on the occasion of the martyrdom of Guru... read more »

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak birthday

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak birthday

Washington – President Barack Obama has greeted “Sikh friends” around the world on the birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder Guru... read more »

‘Yaum-e-Ashoora’ observed with mourning pro...

'Yaum-e-Ashoora' observed with mourning procession in Hyderabad

Hyderabad – A mood of mourning pervades the old city of Hyderabad a! s Shia Muslims Friday observed “Yaum-e-Ashoora” to mark the martyrdom... read more »

Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj passes away

Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj passes away

Gurgaon – Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj, who was flown in from Allahabad Nov 11, breathed his last Friday morning, a doctor said. Kripalu Maharaj was... read more »

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Bees, wasps and hornets

Bees, wasps and hornets

A long time ago, I was bitten by a bee on the nape of my neck. My husband immediately ran inside, cut a potato in half and applied it to the sting. It worked to extract the sting and some of the... read more »

China's richest man pays $28 mn for a Picasso

China’s richest man pays $28 mn for a Picass...

Beijing – Billionaire Wang Jianlin, who is China’s richest man and chairman of real estate developer Dalian Wanda Group, paid $28.16... read more »

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Rich-poor gap threat to South Africa's progress: Desmond Tutu

New Delhi – South Africa’s Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said that the progress being made by South Africa would be halted if... read more »

China’s Hao Ping to head UNESCO’s 37th Gene...

China's Hao Ping to head UNESCO's 37th General Conference

Paris – Hao Ping, China’s vice minister for education, was Tuesday elected president of the 37th General Conference of UNESCO for the next two... read more »

Discover magic of storytelling with Kahaani festival

Discover magic of storytelling with Kahaani festival

New Delhi – Create, share your stories and explore various tools of story-telling with the second edition of Kahaani Festival which begins this month in... read more »

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Google takes anti-net neutrality stance in India: Report

Global search engine giant Google is possibly lobbying against net neutrality in India by asking the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to support zero rating plans that allow people... read more »

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Top six features you need...

After the guessing game that went on for months, Google has finally announced its next Android iteration will be named after the sweet treat... read more »

Mobile app for paperless tickets in Mumbai suburban

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday launched a mobile ticketing app for unreserved tickets that will cover 35 stations between the 123 km long... read more »

Science Express this year’s theme to be Climate C...

Now the government has taken up the initiative to aware people about the changing climate and related woes. To address the issues, now India will see a... read more »

Facebook to now help spot malware on computers

Social networking giant Facebook has partnered security software firm Kasperky to help its users detect and clean malware from their computers. ‘Malware’... read more »

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Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mothe...

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has rejected “with thanks” the Sharif Government’s offer to bring his ailing mother to Pakistan from Dubai, one of his aides said on Saturday. “Thank... read more »

Benazir Bhutto’s son declares war against Taliban at start of political career

Benazir Bhutto’s son declares war against Taliban ...

Islamabad – Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) patron-in-chief and son of late Benzair Bhutto, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has declared war against... read more »

Maldives gets tough on illegal migrant workers

Maldives gets tough on illegal migrant workers

Male – Maldivian authorities have started to fine firms that employ undocumented expatriate workers, media reports said here Friday. Immigration... read more »

Hasina says Khaleda Zia would be tried for ‘terro...

Hasina says Khaleda Zia would be tried for 'terrorism' in Bangladesh one day

Islamabad – Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the country would hold the trial of main opposition leader Khaleda Zia one day for... read more »

Pakistan says ready for dialogue with India

Pakistan says ready for dialogue with India

Islamabad – Pakistan is ready to move forward if India gives green signal over the dialogue process, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has... read more »

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Pro Kabaddi League 2017: 10 costliest buys from players auction

The players’ auction for the fifth edition of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) sprang up few surprises Day 1 on Monday (May 22). Here are the top buys.. New Delhi, May 23: The players’ auction... read more »

Kumar Sangakkara to bid adieu to first-class crick...

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara will retire from first-class cricket in September at the end of England’s county championship... read more »

IPL 2017: Steven Smith’s mind is ahead of MS Dhon...

Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) owner Sanjiv Goenka has lavished praises on captain Steven Smith as well as veteran wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni. Lauding... read more »

India’s Compound Archers Claim Men’s Team G...

The team comprising Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh prevailed 226-221 against the Colombians. The Colombian team comprised Camilo... read more »

India U17 Defeat Italy in Friendly Ahead of FIFA U-17 W...

New Delhi The India U-17 World Cup Squad stunned their fancied Italian counterparts 2-0 in Arizo, Italy on Friday. The win epitomises the grit and... read more »

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Djokovic beats Nadal in Chile exhibition match

Djokovic to skip Serbia’s Davis Cup tie against India

India’s chances of success in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie suddenly brightened considerably when World No.1 Novak Djokovic pulled out of the contest citing fatigue. The Serbian star,... read more »

With nod to Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic clinches...

NEW YORK: Marin Cilic, his first Grand Slam title in hand after a straight-sets pounding of Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday, thanked... read more »

Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

For their 100th tournament title, the Bryan brothers broke out a new victory celebration. Not that they planned it this way. The twins were so excited to win... read more »

Serena Williams makes it three in a row at US Open

Serena Williams named 2013 WTA Player of the Year for fifth time

Serena Williams won the 18th Grand Slam title of her career on Sunday, beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 to claim a third consecutive trophy at the US... read more »

Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares clinch U.S. Open mixed doubles...

Sania Mirza clinched her third mixed doubles Grand Slam crown as she and partner Bruno Soares overcame a few anxious moments in the match tie-break to win the... read more »

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Air India welcomes 21st Dreamliner

The new twin-aisle jet touched down at New Delhi‘s Indira Gandhi International Airport on 28 June 2015, following a direct delivery flight from the Boeing factory in Seattle. Air India has placed... read more »

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The best bars in Sydney

Australia’s largest city Sydney is chock-a-block with quirky bars, glamorous nightclubs and casual watering holes. Whether you’re... read more »

5 Mumbai gardens that are perfect for a quiet break

Mumbai boasts of many beautiful and well-maintained gardens. So, leave behind the space-crunched brick and mortar houses and take a walk to a lush green... read more »

Goa for the heritage lover

Old Goa The former Portuguese capital of the region before Panjim, Old Goa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to several magnificent churches and... read more »

A romantic getaway to Udaipur

With the majestic city palace looming over the old city, a lake studded with palaces in the middle and romantic restaurants interspersed in every nook and... read more »

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Pakistan troops violate ceasefire

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire

Jammu – Pakistan troops resorted to heavy shelling at Indian positions in R.S. Pura sector of the international border in Jammu district late Monday night. A senior para military Border... read more »

Chinese media : Setback for US President Barack Obama in Asia

US shutdown : No end in sight to the crisis

Washington – Amid continued political impasse leading to a government shutdown, the US appeared to be no closer to resolving the crisis, the... read more »

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A Look At The Deadliest Militant Attacks In Egypt?

It took years but the government become able to crush it with a heavy-passed crackdown that entrenched the lengthy-term electricity of protection companies within the united states of America. Egypt... read more »

US To Defend Trump’s Paris Pact Pullout At U...

An American Authentic will deal with the un weather assembly in bonn nowadays, wherein envoys have battled to make progress inside the shadow of... read more »

Zimbabwe Faces Uncertain Future After Army Seizes Power...

Harare: Zimbabweans have been weighing an unsure future without president robert mugabe thursday after the military took strength and positioned the ninety... read more »

His Asia Trip Winding Down, Donald Trump Meets With All...

President Donald Trump is winding down his prolonged Asia experience with an worldwide summit and a trio of meetings with pacific rim allies, inclusive of his... read more »

164 Killed, More Than 1,600 Injured As 7.3 Magnitude Ea...

A Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Hit the region around the border among Iran and Iraq on sunday, killing at least 164 humans kingdom media in the countries stated,... read more »

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