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Mobile app for paperless tickets in Mumb...

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 Churchgate -Dhauroad suburban section in Western Railway. He also launched two other IT-based initiaves- a SMS destination alert service for... read more »

Science Express this year’s theme ...

Science Express this year’s theme to be Climate Change

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 Climate Change Express chugging across the country to sensitise people about the subject. The first meeting of the Science Express Climate Change... read more »

Facebook to now help spot malware on com...

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’ is an umbrella term used to refer to computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware and other malicious... read more »

Twitter now has a ‘while you were away’ ...

Twitter now has a ‘while you were away’ recap feature

Twitter has launched a new ‘while you were away’ service which recaps important tweets users may have missed since their last login. The new feature includes what the micro blogging site thinks to be the best tweets to the top of a user’s timeline the next time they open their Twitter... read more »

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South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

Khartoum – South Sudan’s army Saturday said it has not received any order to end fighting with forces loyal to former South Sudan vice-president Riek Machar. “We have not received... read more »

Thousands of people displaced in South Sudan: UN

Thousands of people displaced in South Sudan: UN

Geneva – The escalating violence in South Sudan has left hundreds of thousands of people in the country displaced, and the total number was... read more »

South Sudan army announces victory in Malakal

South Sudan army announces victory in Malakal

Khartoum – South Sudanese army Friday announced the end of fighting in Malakal, the capital city of Upper Nile state, with a victory over the forces... read more »

Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest participants

Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest participants

Cairo – Egypt decided Thursday to jail whoever participates inprotests organised by the Muslim Brotherhood for a term of up to five years, official news... read more »

UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan

UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan

India’s strong concerns over the security and mandate of its peacekeepers in South Sudan found support from several U.N. Security Council members who... read more »

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Hotel food at Dalit’s house: Yeddyurappa under attack, BJP rubbis...

Congress and other parties alleged that BS Yeddyurappa didn’t consume the pulao made by the Dalit family and asked for idlis to be procured from outside. The BJP rubbished on Monday swirling... read more »

Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: ICJ hearing exposes hyp...

Human rights are a matter of both democracy and hypocrisy, certainly in India. Two recent examples, India’s flat-out fight for one of its own... read more »

To resounding applause from fans, the superstar asked, ...

Two traders were gunned down in Mathura by half a dozen people who escaped with gold worth Rs. 4 crore. HIGHLIGHTS 1. Two traders were gunned down in... read more »

Rajinikanth hints he may enter politics soon

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HIGHLIGHTS Rajinikanth on Friday asked his fans to get back to their duties but be ready for war. Rajinikanth proclaimed himself to be a true-blue... read more »

Landslide on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway, 1500...

Gopeshwar: The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway was on Friday closed near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district due to a landslide,... read more »

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Hurriyat leaders released hours after house arrest

Just hours after they were placed under house arrest, Kashmiri separatist leaders were on Thursday released by authorities in Srinagar indicating a confused response to their proposed meeting with... read more »

Sri Lanka votes as Rajapaksa eyes comeback

Sri Lankans began voting on Monday in parliamentary polls with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa eyeing a political comeback as prime minister... read more »

Death toll in Pakistan’s Attock suicide attack rises to...

The death toll in a brazen suicide attack that killed Pakistan’s Punjab province Home Minister at his ancestral home in Attock district on Monday rose to... read more »

Two arrested over Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel killing

Bangladesh police say they have arrested two suspected members of a banned Islamist group over the killing of atheist blogger Niloy Neel. The two men were... read more »

Pakistan to hang Peshawar school massacre plotters

ISLAMABAD: Six militants who plotted and aided Pakistan’s worst ever terrorist attack at a Peshawar school are set to be hanged after Army Chief General... read more »

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Hit-and-run fugitive Puneet's father says Oz prisons not safe for Indians

Hit-and-run fugitive Puneet’s father says Oz prisons not sa...

Sydney – India-born hit-and-run fugitive Puneet Puneet’s father has said he is not going to fight his son’s extradition to Australia as he felt that Indians are not safe in Oz... read more »

WikiLeaks doubts 'unauthorized' US' Assange 'unlikely to face charges' claims

WikiLeaks doubts ‘unauthorized’ USR...

Sydney – Wikileaks has doubts over new claims by US officials that Julian Assange is unlikely to face charges for publishing secret... read more »

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia aft...

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

Sydney – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he hoped to establish a “security round table” with Indonesia, seeking to... read more »

‘Dr. Death’ Patel walks ‘free’ from manslaughter charge...

‘Dr. Death’ Patel walks ‘free’ from manslaughter charges in Australia

Sydney – Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel, accused of the manslaughter of three patients in Australia, has walked a free man from court. The... read more »

Australian PM “deeply” regrets embarrassmen...

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

CANBERRA – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott still insisted during question time of the Parliament on Wednesday that he’s not going to... read more »

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Have composition GST number, want to sell Online, What to do?

Before knowing about the E-commerce platforms where goods and services are bought/procured and sold let’s take a tour of history and know how we used to buy and sell Products and services... read more »

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Interesting Facts on Eway Bill that one must Know

Ever since the day of catastrophic failure which occurred on the day of roll out of eway bill there’s been lot circulating about how this is going... read more »

Retirement Planning Lessons from Cricket

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Have you felt the adrenaline rush when the Indian cricket team is a few minutes away from victory, or the excitement when the team wins the match? Although... read more »

Know All About the Upcoming Bikes In 2018

In India, a remarkable diversity is seen in two-wheelers every year, due to which India has emerged as one of the largest two-wheeler markets in the world. In... read more »

7 parameters of selecting the best mutual fund for 2018

Mutual funds are highly popular among investors as one of the great instruments for wealth creation. If you still haven’t invested in one, the year 2018 can... read more »

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China says 2 pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country’s first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said. President Xi Jinping had signed an order awarding honorary titles to... read more »

11 held in China for sale of toxic capsules

BEIJING: Eleven people have been arrested for production and sale of toxic capsules on massive scale in east China’s Zhejiang... read more »

Eight killed, 24 missing after rainstorms, landslides h...

Eight people were killed and 24 others went missing after rainstorms and landslides hit China’s southwestern Chongqing Municipality. More than 500... read more »

Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school

Officials said a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping... read more »

China bus-truck collision death toll rises to 15

The death toll in a massive head-on collision between a truck and bus in northwestern China has risen to 15, with 48 other people being treated for injuries,... read more »

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1st ODI : Virat Kohli's ton in vain as India lose to New Zealand by 24 runs

Virat Kohli bats for five-bowler attack in Sri Lanka as a winning...

Chennai: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli expressed his confidence in Ravichandran Ashwin’s batting abilities and said that there is no reason why the Tamil Nadu tweaker can’t be the... read more »

No WAGs in Sri Lanka, BCCI reportedly tells Indian...

Looks like the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned WAGs (wives and girlfriends) from accompanying players to the Sri Lanka tour... read more »

Paytm strikes title sponsorship deal with BCCI till 201...

One97 Communications, owners of Paytm, today acquired the title sponsorship rights for India’s domestic and international cricket matches at home for a... read more »

We were sick and tired of losing: Sikander Raza

Harare: “We were sick and tired of just competing against better nations and losing in the end,” said Zimbabwe’s stand-in cricket captain... read more »

New Zealand thrash Indian eves in opening T20 Internati...

The Indian women’s cricket team was hammered on all fronts as New Zealand romped to a dominating eight-wicket triumph in their first Twenty20 International... read more »

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Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Buddha statue, park

Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Buddha statue, park

Lucknow – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will lay the foundation stone of multi-crore project in Kushinagar Dec 13 that includes const! ruction of a 200-feet bronze statue of Lord... read more »

Labourers dig up 19th century silver coins in Tripura

Labourers dig up 19th century silver coins in Trip...

Agartala – Labourers at work in southern Tripura found a cache of 76 silver coins dating to the early 19th century recently. They were later... read more »

Kerala’s ancient drama, dance and rhythm in Dubai

Kerala's ancient drama, dance and rhythm in Dubai

By Malavika Vettath Dubai – The staging of an unabridged Malayalam classic in the colours and drama of Kathakali; the rich repertoire of Koodiyattam, a... read more »

Britain’s top art prize awarded to Laure Prouvost

Britain's top art prize awarded to Laure Prouvost

London – The annual Turner Prize for art, the most prestigious contemporary art prize in Britain, has gone to French artist Laure Prouvost. For the... read more »

A culture of distrust : How India’s ruling class feeds ...

Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s columns often read like graduate school homework. Each missive from the resident guru of the Centre for Policy Research is peppered... read more »

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India’s industrial output up 2.7 percent in January

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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Volkswagen, Tata Motors plan to cooperate in India

NEW DELHI/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmaker Volkswagen said on Friday it had signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a partnership... 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 »

Withdrawing Money From ATMs Outside Home Branch Network...

The Reserve Bank of India is considering if banks can charge a fee for using automated teller machines (ATMs) to withdraw money from outside the home bank... read more »

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India does not need new education policy, say experts

Some of India’s most renowned education experts have reportedly opined that there is very little evidence to back the government’s decision to revamp the nation’s education... read more »

Mahresult.nic.in SSC Results 2015 Maharashtra Boar...

Nearly 17 lakh students across all nine divisions coming under the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education wrote the... read more »

CS exams: Two Ahmedabad girls, Dahod boy in India’s top...

AHMEDABAD: Three students, including two girls, from Ahmedabad are in the top 10 in the All India Company Secretary (Foundation) exam, results of which were... read more »

India decreases number of out-of-school children by nea...

India has been able to decrease its number of out-of-school children by nearly 16 million between 2000 and 2012, driving the progress in South Asia, but it... read more »

HC sets new deadline for fee regulatory authority in MP

BHOPAL: State government has been given two weeks’ time by the MP high court to constitute fee regulatory authority for private schools. Previously, the... read more »

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Begum Akhtar’s 103rd Birthday: Google Celebrates With a Doo...

New Delhi:google nowadays celebrates (Begum akhtar’s) anniversary with a doodle that marks the monstrous contribution she made closer to hindustani classical track. the doodle very aptly shows... read more »

Judwaa 2 Box Office Collection Day 7: Varun Dhawan...

NEW DELHI:Varun Dhawan’s Judwaa 2 is inching towards the 100-crore mark at the box office. The film, which released last Friday, has so far... read more »

Here’s proof that Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan...

From the multiple ear piercings to the hot red nail paint, you just cannot miss these in the latest photo of Shah Rukh Khan’s darling daughter Suhana Khan.... read more »

Judwaa 2 Movie Review, Box Office Collection, Story, Tr...

Movie Name: Judwaa 2 Cast: Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vivan Bhatena, Anupam Kher, Salman Khan Director: David Dhawan Release Date: 29... read more »

Anushka Sharma reveals why she doesn’t talk much ...

While many B-town stars stay in the headlines by talking about themselves on various platforms, actress Anushka Sharma says that she believes in show and... read more »

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Russian forensic probe concludes Arafat died of natural causes

Russian forensic probe concludes Arafat died of natural causes

Johannesburg – Russian forensic investigation has concluded that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, and not radiation poisoning suspected by Swiss. The findings of... read more »

'Britain to become largest European economy in 2030'

‘Britain to become largest European economy ...

London – Britain is expected to become the largest European economy in 2030 by overtaking Germany, said a research report by the Centre for... read more »

UN condemns UK immigration bill for creating ‘cli...

UN condemns UK immigration bill for creating 'climate of ethnic profiling'

London – The United Nations refugee agency has condemned British Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposed immigration laws. There are fears the... read more »

AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

Moscow – Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle, passed away Monday in his home city of Izhevsk, an industrial town,... read more »

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky will work to release ...

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky will work to release other political prisoners

Washington – Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he will spend the rest of his life working towards the release of other political... read more »

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Far East

Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down

Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down

Bangkok – Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday reiterated that she would not resign as demanded by anti-government protestors. Shinawatra insisted that, as per the... read more »

Kim Jong-Un rounds up executed uncle's relatives

Kim’s aunt survives purge with appointment t...

Sydney – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt, whose husband was executed last Friday for trying to overthrow the government, has been... read more »

South Korea leader warns of North’s ‘reckle...

South Korea leader warns of North's 'reckless provocations'

Seoul – South Korean President Park Geun-Hye warned Monday of possible “reckless provocations” by North Korea after the shock execution of... read more »

Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution sparks fears of r...

Kim Jong Un's uncle’s execution sparks fears of regional instability

London – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution has sparked fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state. South Korean... read more »

Kim’s executed uncle’s wife likely involved...

Kim's executed uncle's wife likely involved in husband's execution

London – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt seem to be involved in making the final decision to execute her husband over power abuse and... read more »

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International seminar to mark Tagore's Nobel centenary

International seminar to mark Tagore’s Nobel centenary

Kolkata – The eastern metropolis is hosting music scholars from seven countries along with international musicians as part of Rabindra Bharati University’s celebrations to mark the... read more »

Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it even on Mahabharata

Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it even on Mahab...

Panaji – Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar likes reading in the loo, even if the book is based on an epic, like the Mahabharata. Speaking at... read more »

Remove make-up with care

Remove make-up with care

New Delhi – Pop colours can brighten up your face, but to improve your skin ensure that you clean it with mild face wash once you get back home from... read more »

Aleph to publish ‘A Suitable Boy’ sequel

Aleph to publish 'A Suitable Boy' sequel

New Delhi – Aleph Book Company has acquired publishing rights of Vikram Seth’s much-awaited “A Suitable Girl”, sequel to the 1993... read more »

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

Whole species in India are disappearing and their parts fetching up in China. From scorpions to sharks and tigers, our neighbour is poaching our wild life... read more »

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Food

Recipe: Cheesy pasta

Ingredients – One packet of penne – One each of red capsicum and yellow capsicum – Two tsp corn flour or plain flour (maida) – One cheese cube – One tsp dried oregano... read more »

Fresh fruit ice pops, anyone?

The heat is on and looks like it’s going to stay that way until the end of October. How about tucking into special foods and beverages to... read more »

Recipe: Masala omelette

Masala omelette is an all time favourite. The easiest dish to make on the go, you can fluff it up and add a variety of toppings like mushrooms, capsicum,... read more »

Recipe: Chatpate chane

Preparation time: 10 minutes + soaking time Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups Bengal gram 2tbsp Oil 1 Bay leaf 1 Black... read more »

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... read more »

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Manchester City: Joe Hart positive despite Bayern Munich defeat

City were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich after a last-minute strike from former City defender Jerome Boateng. Last season, City overcame an early loss to Bayern to reach the last 16. “Last year... read more »

Real Madrid begin title defence in style

Spanish football club Real Madrid started its Champions League title defence with a comfortable 5-1 win over Swiss club Basel while Atletico Madrid... read more »

Manchester United’s new ray of hope and Chelsea’s goal ...

Louis Van Gaal tasted success for the first time as Manchester United manager last night, as his new-look side disposed off a disjointed Queens Park Rangers... read more »

Big chance for Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck to prove h...

After a GBP 16million move to Arsenal from Manchester United on deadline transfer day this summer, Danny Welbeck will be eager to start a new chapter in his... read more »

Raheem Sterling has room for improvement: Roy Hodgson

London: England manager Roy Hodgson has predicted that Raheem Sterling will become an even more dangerous player, as the teenage Liverpool forward`s... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Gold demand up 2% in Dec quarter, down 15% in 2014

MUMBAI, FEB 12: Gold demand in the December quarter was up two per cent at 223 tonnes, largely due to pent up demand from jewellers during the festival season on the back of drop in prices. In value... read more »

Swiss gold exports to India cross Rs 1.2 lakh cror...

Switzerland’s gold exports to India crossed Rs 1.2 lakh crore in 2014 even as concerns persist over bullion being used to channel illicit funds... read more »

Gold Prices Fall as Traders Lock In Gains

Gold And Silver : 2014

Gold prices retreated from five-month highs as some investors locked in profits ahead of the weekend. The most actively traded gold contract, for February... read more »

PRECIOUS-Gold rebounds to 5-month high after ECB launch...

Gold turned higher and touched a five-month high above $1,300 per ounce on Thursday, after the European Central Bank (ECB) launched a multi-billion euro... read more »

Gold regains Rs 28,000 mark on seasonal demand, global ...

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Continuing its rising streak for the third consecutive day, gold crossed the Rs 28,000 level after over four months by gaining Rs 100 at the bullion market in... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Recipe: Fruit Salad

 Ingredients: We need one or two red apples One sliced peach 2 stalks celery 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 pack of  lemon yogurt Method: Put the red apples, sliced peach,... read more »

How to improve your dental health!

A beautiful smile is a gift endowed by nature that one must always cherish. But are you afraid that your smile will no longer draw the desired... read more »

Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patien...

A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The new research... read more »

Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

Daily exercise can help youngsters boost their brain performance, finds a study. In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young... read more »

Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-be

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all that one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period... read more »

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Rousing welcome for silver-winning Indian hockey team

With a Commonwealth Games silver medal proudly hanging on their necks, the Indian men’s hockey team returned home to a rousing welcome by Hockey India (HI), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), fans... read more »

Hockey team captain Sardar Singh reprimanded

The Indian men’s hockey captain and midfielder Sardar Singh was officially reprimanded for inappropriate conduct here on Wednesday night. The... read more »

Indian women thrash Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 in CWG hoc...

The Indian women’s hockey team came back strongly from a 0—3 defeat to New Zealand to thrash minnows Trinidad and Tobago 14—0 in their third Pool A... read more »

CWG Hockey: Indian women lose 0-3 to New Zealand

Glasgow, Scotland: The Indian women’s hockey team went down fighting to the higher ranked New Zealand 0-3 in their second match of the XX Commonwealth... read more »

Sardar banks on Sreejesh to replicate his World Cup per...

India captain Sardar Singh is banking on his deputy P.R. Sreejesh to replicate his stellar World Cup performance in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and said... read more »

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Holiday Ideas

Hoteliers worried about prospects in festive season

Hoteliers worried about prospects in festive season

Mumbai – With Christmas and New Year round the corner, hotels and restaurants in the western region are worried about their prospects in the festive season for a variety of reasons, including... read more »

Holiday office parties may do more harm than good

Holiday office parties may do more harm than good

Washington – A new study has found that office holiday bashes, which are thrown with the intention of promoting team unity, leave members of... read more »

Give The Gift Of Luxury Travel

Give The Gift Of Luxury Travel !

As a longtime travel journalist, maybe I’m biased, but I can’t think of a better gift to give than the gift of travel, and if you have deep pockets, there... read more »

Tips to make holidays more joyful revealed

Tips to make holidays more joyful revealed

Washington – While for many holidays are a time to rejoice and have fun, for some people it is a time of stress, loneliness, anxiety and dysfunction. E.... read more »

New holiday rental site to allow search based on attrac...

New holiday rental site to allow search based on attractiveness

Melbourne – A new holiday rental site has been launched which allows users to search for guests and hosts based on their attractiveness. Josh Bocanegra,... read more »

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

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 up in wedding season buying by... read more »

Gold surges by Rs.480 to reclaim Rs.27,000 mark

New Delhi: With the wedding and festive season fast approaching, the days of cheaper gold prices seems to be over as the precious metal climbed... read more »

Gold Tumbles to More Than Five-Year Low, China Shares E...

Gold prices tumbled to a more than five-year low Monday, and China shares rose modestly, after authorities’ weekend move to tighten the use of informal... read more »

Rupee at at 63.39

The benchmark BSE Sensex trimmed initial gains and fell by 9 points in late morning trade, dragged down by FMCG sectors, while fresh selling was seen in IT,... read more »

Gold drops Rs 400, silver plunges by Rs 1,350

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold prices tumbled by Rs 400 to hit one-week low of Rs 26,750 per 10 grams at the bullion market today amid a weak global trend and low demand from jewellers... read more »

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Lifestyle

Comic book to unite Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Urban crime fighting stars Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will come together in a six-part comic book series, this November. DC Entertainment and IDW Publishing will release the series... read more »

Facebook’s ‘iconic logo’ raises ...

Facebook now raises the debate of gender equality with its iconic logos- two small silhouettes of a man and a woman. The new logo will be a little... read more »

Coffee not responsible for obesity, diabetese

Coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes, according to a first-of-its-kind study that used genes to... read more »

Cinnamon, peppermint oil- A new answer to chronic wound...

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... read more »

Use this to remove odour from stinky foods

Scientists have developed a new film that could neutralise the odours of even the smelliest of foods such as onions, garlic, certain cheeses and the... read more »

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Literature

Sand sculpture marks Tagore's Nobel Prize centenary

Sand sculpture marks Tagore’s Nobel Prize centenary

Bhubaneswar – The embassy of Sweden marked the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize in literature by unveiling a sand sculpture of him in Odisha, the embassy said Thursday. The... read more »

Decoding mysteries with international authors

Decoding mysteries with international authors

They are the best-selling international authors whose mystery novels have been gripping enough to make you couch potatoes. This week IANS bookshelf... read more »

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Middle East

Egyptian president to meet Pope Francis on Monday

VATICAN CITY: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis on Monday, Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi said, in the first visit to the Vatican by an Egyptian leader in eight... read more »

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

MANSHIET EL-IKHWA, Egypt: Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing... read more »

IS claims beheading of US aid worker, 18 Syrians

BEIRUT: The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday claimed to have executed Peter Kassig, a US aid worker kidnapped in Syria, as a warning to the United... read more »

Islamic State says it plans tIslamic State says it plan...

They have paraded their own flag, formed courts and ministries, issued passports and even license plates. Now, the leaders of the Islamic State, the violent... read more »

Angry Arabs march in north Israel after shooting

KFAR KANA, Israel: Angry Arab-Israeli protesters took to the streets across the country on Sunday and police raised alert levels nationwide amid shock waves... read more »

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National

21 Parties Blast BJP for Blatant Politicization Of Armed Forces&#...

Leaders of 21 parties who met in parliament today said they backed the armed forces and expressed deep concern for the Air Force pilot who went missing during this morning’s engagement with... read more »

IAF shoots down Pak aircraft; Indian pilot ‘missin...

The Ministry of External Affairs of India on Wednesday said Pakistan’s attempts to target military installations on the Indian side were foiled... read more »

Two pilots including 6 IAF Officers, Civilian died in M...

Two pilots including 6 IAF Officers, Civilian were killed on Wednesday after an Indian Air Force M-17 chopper crashed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam... read more »

Indo-Pak tensions : International flights transiting be...

As India suspended civilian air traffic shortly after an Indian Air Force jet crashed in Kashmir’s Budgam on Wednesday, international flights transiting... read more »

BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa Can Take Floor Test Tomorrow...

BJP's BS Yeddyurappa Can Take Floor Test Tomorrow, Suggests Supreme Court: 10 Facts

The BS Yeddyurappa government will prove its majority only on the floor of the house, his lawyer argued before the Supreme Court today. Three judges are... read more »

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North America

Khobragade case: India seeks details of possible U.S. tax violations

US hides behind “standard procedures” in Indian diplo...

By Arun Kumar Washington – As media reports that Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was “strip-searched” after her arrest in New York threatened to escalate a diplomatic row... read more »

John Kerry calls Shivshankar Menon to express regret about Devyani's treatment; defends US laws

US hopes diplomat’s arrest won’t hit bilateral tie...

 The U.S. has expressed hope that the diplomatic row over the arrest of Indian Deputy Consul-General in New York will not affect bilateral ties... read more »

‘US Magnitsky Act as long-term spoiler of bilater...

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Moscow –  Despite certain progress achieved over issues concerning Syria and Iran, Russia-US relations remain in deadlock because of the so-called... read more »

Blacklist move not violation of n-deal with Iran: US

New US sanctions unconstructive: Iran

Washington –  The White House Friday defended th e move of blacklisting additional companies and people under existing sanctions, saying it does not... read more »

Maid trouble lands Indian diplomat in New York in soup

Maid trouble lands Indian diplomat in New York in soup

Washington – In a second case of its type, one of India’s senior diplomats in New York was arrested and accused by Manhattan’s Indian... read more »

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Rahul Gandhi in Uttar Pradesh LIVE updates: Congress V-P to visit...

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s three-day visit to Uttar Pradesh begins today. During his Uttar Pradesh visit, Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to hold ‘chaupals’ with farmers, meetings with... read more »

Wrote article disputing father on my own, says Jay...

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

UAE Behind Hacking of Qatari Media that Begins New Midd...

WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext... read more »

Rename Babar Road After Lt Ummer Fayaz, Demands Delhi B...

New Delhi: A BJP leader has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that Babar Road in the national capital be renamed after Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz... read more »

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Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Shia Muharram procession

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Shia Muharram procession

Srinagar – Authorities imposed strict restrictions in some areas of the summer capital Srinagar Friday to prevent Shia Muharram processions. A senior police officer said restrictions under... read more »

Model of world's largest Hindu temple unveiled in Bihar

Model of world’s largest Hindu temple unveil...

Patna – Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday unveiled a model of the world’s largest Hindu temple with a towering height of 405... read more »

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Mumbai – Nearly 200,000 Dawoodi Bohras from all over the world attended the 10-day Moharram observance which culminated here Wednesday as Ashura, under... read more »

Curbs on Muharram processions hits life in Srinagar

Curbs on Muharram processions hits life in Srinagar

Srinagar – Authorities Wednesday imposed restrictions in some areas of ! Srinagar city to prevent Shia Muharram processions. “Restrictions have... read more »

Churches vandalised in Argentina

Churches vandalised in Argentina

Buenos Aires – Another two churches were vandalised over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and... read more »

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Stay 'on' the beach at Kerala's Hotel Sea Face

Stay ‘on’ the beach at Kerala’s Hotel Sea Face

By Sanu George True to its name, there’s probably no other place in Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram where one can stay as close to the world-renowned Kovalam beach as at the... read more »

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York Fashion Week

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York...

Dimapur – The northeast, which has over the years produced many talents, has added another feather to its cap through Ikali Sukhalu, who has... read more »

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k pounds ...

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k pounds at UK auction

London – Mahatma Gandhi’s personal Charkha, which he used whilst imprisoned at Yerwada Jail, is set to go under the hammer this Tuesday 5th November... read more »

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist’...

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist's eyes

New Delhi – Contemporary issues like safety of women and the indifferent attitude of mankind towards nature have found place in artist Aparna... read more »

Embrace spirituality on Diwali

Embrace spirituality on Diwali

With festivities in the air, it’s time to be with your family and dear ones. But in all this hustle-bustle, don’t forget to give yourself some... read more »

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Isro says India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is on target

Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in Bangalore are preparing for a series of actions as the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will reach a crucial stage on September 24.... read more »

‘God particle’ could demolish the universe, :Hawki...

The elusive ‘God particle’ discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking... read more »

Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

In a major boost to the Indian scientific community, the Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), on its maiden tryst with the red planet, has completed 300 days of... read more »

NASA’s Mars rover gets ready to have its ‘m...

NASA’s Mars rover team has decided to reformat Opportunity’s flash memory, it has been reported. An increasing frequency of computer resets on... read more »

New experiment to test the nature of our universe

WASHINGTON: A unique experiment called theHolometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe — including... read more »

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Musharraf committed to facing all legal cases against him in Pak

Musharraf committed to facing all legal cases against him in Pak

Islamabad – Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has once again shown commitment to face all the cases against him in the courts of law. According to the sources in All Pakistan... read more »

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Islamabad – Pakistan Friday was cautious in reaction to the Japanese prime minister’s controversial visit to the World War II related... read more »

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Dhaka – Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi troops have been deployed across the country ahead of parliamentary poll slated for Jan 5 next year amid... read more »

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia...

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia’s residence

Bangladesh security forces on Thursday laid a siege around the residence of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia, ahead of an... read more »

Musharraf to file intra-court appeal with IHC against t...

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother

Islamabad – Former president General Pervez Musharraf has decided to file an intra-court appeal (ICA) with a two-member division bench of the Islamabad... read more »

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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set up Madrid Open semifinal

Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal with Novak Djokovic after withstanding a tough challenge from David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 at the Madrid Open on Friday. Djokovic, the defending champion, advanced when... read more »

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils’ winning effort against...

Zaheer Khan is a funny bloke. He probably doesn’t know it, though. Sample this statement from the Delhi Daredevils’ skipper after their... read more »

Jeev to captain Asia in EurAsia Cup

Seasoned Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh will captain the Asian team against a Darren Clarke-led Europe in the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM in Kuala... read more »

South African cricket team arrives in India for Gandhi-...

New Delhi: A formidable South African cricket team arrived in India on Sunday for a two-and-a-half month long series to begin on October 2 with the first T20... read more »

Faf du Plessis expects to face an aggressive Team India

It won’t be wrong to say that the coming T20 series between India and South Africa will be the start of a tune-up for the two heavyweights in run-up to... read more »

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Djokovic to defend Australian Open title without `official preparation`

Djokovic beats Murray, enters 8th US Open semi in a row

Through a pair of back—and—forth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions. They tracked down would—be winners and somehow got them... read more »

Makarova enters maiden Grand Slam semifinal

Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova reached the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career, downing former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-2 on... read more »

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The top attractions in Ahmedabad

From the tranquil charm of Sabarmati Ashram to the stately aura of Jama Masjid, these top places to visit in Ahmedabad will give you a glimpse of the city’s multi-cultural history. Ahmedabad... read more »

Things to do in Hyderabad when you’re travelling w...

Ramoji Film City Going behind the movie scenes can be one of the most thrilling experiences—especially for kids—and a visit to Ramoji Film City... read more »

Goa’s most romantic experiences

Walking past centuries-old cathedrals in Old Goa, sipping wine at a candle-lit seaside restaurant, admiring gorgeous sunsets at a beach or just relaxing in... read more »

Amritsar street food that will make your mouth water

A visit to Amritsar invariably includes two things—paying your respects at the Golden Temple, and gorging on all the delicacies the city dishes up. The... read more »

4 offbeat summer getaways in India

Come summer, and the mountains beckon with crisp air, breathtaking views and a gentler pace of life. This vision of bucolic bliss is rudely decimated by the... read more »

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Trump Praises “Highly Respected” Xi?

Chinese Media declared that the assembly set a “new blueprint” for coping with U.S.-China members of the family and differences. U.S. President Donald Trump Praised Chinese language chief Xi... read more »

France President Emmanuel Macron broaches Lebanon ...

French President Emmanuel Macron held rapidly scheduled talks in riyadh on thursday with saudi crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Amid growing... read more »

Shifting Sands: What Is Changing In Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the ultra-modern in a wave of frenetic adjustments inside the... read more »

In Beijing, Trump Presses China On North Korea And Trad...

On North Korea, Trump stated “China can fix this problem quickly and Effortlessly,” Urging Beijing to reduce economic links with North Korea and also... read more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Visits Cosmetics Firm W...

North korean leader kim jong-un has taken time far from the confrontation with the united states and allies to go to a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. He went... read more »

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