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How glass can help build super-fast comp...

How glass can help build super-fast computers

New research demonstrates how glass could be manipulated to create a material that would allow computers to transfer information using light. This may significantly increase computer processing speeds and power in the future. “The challenge is to find a single material that can effectively... read more »

Synthetic biology key to space explorati...

Synthetic biology key to space exploration

WASHINGTON: Synthetic biology may hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars, say scientists. Researchers have found that biomanufacturing based on microbes could make travel to and settlement of extraterrestrial locations more practical and bearable. Researchers from Lawrence... read more »

Uranus-like planet discovered 25,000 lig...

Uranus-like planet discovered 25,000 light years away

The first known exoplanet resembling Uranus in our own solar system has been detected orbiting a distant star 25,000 light years from earth, astronomers report. Orbiting a double star system, the planet was detected with a technique known as microlensing, where the ability of massive stars to bend... read more »

Isro says India’s Mars Orbiter Mis...

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. According to a top Isro official, it will be known on this day whether the mission was successful. K... read more »

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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist' group

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood ‘terrorist’ group

Johannesburg – Egypt has declared the ousted president Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement a “terrorist” group, banning all its activities. Deputy Prime Minister... read more »

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist gro...

Cairo – Egyptian Interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi Tuesday declared Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s oldest and most influential... read more »

South Sudan army lose capital of oil-producing state

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

Khartoum – South Sudan’s army admitted Monday that it had lost control of Bantiu, capital of the oil- producing Unity State, media... read more »

70 killed Nigerian clashes: military

70 killed Nigerian clashes: military

Lagos – Over 70 people have been killed in clashes between the army and members of the Boko Haram militant group in the northeast, following last Friday... read more »

Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists for three years

Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists for three years

London – Three Egyptian activists from the 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been sentenced to three years in jail. High-profile... read more »

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Cabinet nod for nuclear reactors bid to make up for lost time?

HIGHLIGHTS India has lost six years on a wild goose expedition that cost its domestic nuclear industry dear. Faster clearances, more efficient regulations are some of the things the nuclear sector... read more »

Air Chief B S Dhanoa writes to each officer: Be re...

“In the present scenario, there is an ever persistent sub-conventional threat. Therefore, we need to be prepared for operations with our present... read more »

Clash over shifting of ‘Dharna Chowk’ in Hyderabad

Dharna Chowk, like Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, is a democratic space to voice anguish, he had said. Members of a resistance group campaigning against the TRS... read more »

Beheaded Mumbai Woman Had Been Married Just 5 Days, Hus...

Priyanka Gurav, 24, who was living with her in-laws in Worli, went missing on May 5. Her torso was found a day later in a drain in Navi Mumbai, about 50 kms... read more »

Death toll rises: 3 dead as Honda City falls off Delhi ...

Seven students were on their way to appear for an exam in Narela in the Honda City car when the accident took place. The police claim the car was being driven... read more »

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AL-QAEDA CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECULAR BLOGGER HACKED TO DEAT...

In a communique issued in Bengali and English, and posted on its Facebook and Twitter accounts on August 7, 2015, Ansar al-Islam declared the attack to be “vengeance” for the honor of the... read more »

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US security firm

China gives former general suspended death sentenc...

BEIJING – A top Chinese military officer has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, state media said Monday, in a case where he was... read more »

Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Barely three months after the killing of a blogger in Sylhet, unknown assailants armed with machetes hacked to death secular blogger Niloy Chatterjee Neel at... read more »

Landslides and floods claim 90 lives in Nepal

KATHMANDU: At least 90 people have been killed across Nepal in the past two months due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, authorities have... read more »

At least 30 killed in Nepal landslides

The landslides came crashing into villages and homes just after midnight. One survivor said they sounded like an earthquake. Multiple slides, triggered by... read more »

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Australia's Qantas to shut down Avalon maintenance facility

Australia’s Qantas to shut down Avalon maintenance facility

Sydney – Australia’s largest airline Qantas Friday announced that it would close its Avalon heavy maintenance facility at the end of March 2014 due to the retirement of its Boeing 747... read more »

`2Day FM` in soup on prank call which claimed Jacintha Saldanha’s life

`2Day FM` in soup on prank call which claimed Jaci...

Sydney – The 2Day FM has lost its bid to prevent the ACMA from looking into the infamous royal prank call last December that pushed Indian... read more »

Same-sex marriage drawing overseas couples to New Zeala...

Same-sex marriage drawing overseas couples to New Zealand

Wellington – More than a third of the same- sex couples getting married under a new law in New Zealand are coming from overseas, authorities said... read more »

Indian origin man Tarun Asthana dies after assault in N...

Indian origin man Tarun Asthana dies after assault in New Zealand

Wellington – An Indian origin man in New Zealand died at a hospital Monday, two days after he was attacked by a sailor. Tarun Asthana, 25, a trainee... read more »

Indian Ocean countries to boost cooperation: Australian...

Indian Ocean countries to boost cooperation: Australian minister

Canberra – The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) countries have agreed to a stronger collaborative effort on maritime security, economic growth and... read more »

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SEBI Attaches Bank, Demat, Mutual Fund Accounts Of Vijay Mallya’s...

The pending dues consist of the initial great of ₹15 lakh and hobby of ₹3.5 lakh and a restoration cost of ₹1,000. Markets regulator SEBI has ordered attachment of bank accounts in addition... read more »

HDFC Standard Life Insurance To Debut On Bourses O...

After receiving desirable subscription to the public problem, HDFC preferred Life Insurance corporation is ready to debut on exchanges on november... read more »

RCom gains over 1% after Moody’s says Aircel news to ha...

Reliance Communications gained over a percent intraday on Wednesday after Moody’s said that the merger talks falling through could have no impact on the... read more »

New Rs 100 note coming in April, old notes to be withdr...

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will soon release Rs 100 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, having the signature of Governor Urjit R... read more »

Paytm Payments Bank books Rs 30-cr loss in 7 months.

Paytm Payments Bank incurred losses of Rs 30.7 crore between August 2016 and March 2017 of FY17, the firm has said in its filing to Registrar of Companies... read more »

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Lakes formed by quake in China threaten flooding

Rescuers raced on Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and... read more »

China to shut down 1700 small collieries

China’s work safety watchdog on Thursday vowed to close over 1,700 accident-prone small coal mines in a bid to enhance safety and reduce... read more »

Rain havoc in China, 26 killed

Beijing : past four days in southern China storm caused 26 people were killed and three others missing in nine province level. The government said on Sunday.... read more »

43 injured in China quake

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted a county in China’s Yunnan province Friday, injuring 43 people and forcing the evacuation of 35,000 people. The quake... read more »

Report: 7 killed in central China knife attack

BEIJING — A Chinese state news agency says a man stabbed seven people to death in a village in a central province. The China News Service said the attack... read more »

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India score 255 runs against Zimbabwe

It’s a feast for a sports lover today as Ind-Zim, Ban-SA, Eng-Aus and Federer vs Murray. A second string Indian side will take on Zimbabwe. It is India’s first assignment after... read more »

Test of character awaits for Rahane-led Indian tea...

After a disappointing Bangladesh tour, the Indian team will test its bench strength when it will take on deflated Zimbabwe in a three ODI and two... read more »

Bengal Tiger-Sourav Ganguly turns 43

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is happy celebrating his 43rd birthday with family and friends here today as wishes poured in on the social media from the... read more »

Younis Khan’s unbeaten 171 helps Pakistan chase record ...

Younis Khan remained unbeaten after a brilliant 171 as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the final Test to win the three-match series 2-1 at... read more »

Ravi Shastri slashes hard at reports of rift between MS...

RAVI Shastri doesn’t deny rumours, he quashes them. And he does so in characterstically bombastic fashion. At a time conspiracy theories abound regarding... read more »

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Culture

18th century ivory furniture on sale at Sotheby's

18th century ivory furniture on sale at Sotheby’s

London – Two pairs of 18th century chairs and a settee from the same era, custom-made for Warren Hastings, governor general of Bengal from 1772 to 1785, will go under the hammer at... read more »

Kerala classical arts festival starts in Dubai

Kerala classical arts festival starts in Dubai

Dubai – A five-day International Koodiyattam and Kathakali Festival (IKKF), showcasing the ancient and highly structured classical performing... read more »

Bantony Estate to be Museum of Shimla: CM

Bantony Estate to be Museum of Shimla: CM

Shimla – A British-era building decaying from long neglect in the erstwhile summer capital of the British Raj will be restored and converted into a... read more »

Kolkata’s Park Mansions bags maiden heritage awar...

Kolkata's Park Mansions bags maiden heritage award

Kolkata – The 103-year-old stately Park Mansions, located in the city’s stylish Park Street has bagged the first heritage award instituted by the... read more »

Kolkata Victoria Memorial Hall on Google Art Project so...

Kolkata Victoria Memorial Hall on Google Art Project soon

Kolkata – Want to experience the grandiosity of the Victoria Memorial Hall from the confines of your home or office? Thanks to Google Art Project,... read more »

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Economy

Withdrawing Money From ATMs Outside Home Branch Network May Cost ...

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 network. Home bank network means ATMs of... read more »

Rupee down 12 paise on dollar demand

Rupee hits three-week high

The rupee rises to 60.12/13 from 60.31/32 on Wednesday, after earlier rising as high as 60.09, a level last seen on April 10. USD/INR was under... read more »

indias $ 325 billion of exports Targe Will be not compl...

New delhi – India ‘s export target of $ 325 billion in the current financial year will not be achieved . Federation of Indian Export Orgnaijeshns... read more »

GDP growth to persist in 4.5-5% range in 2014: Nomura

The economy is unlikely to see any  major pick in 2014 and may end up with about just 4.5-5 per cent growth due to the ongoing fiscal and monetary policy... read more »

One toll tag for Delhi-Mumbai national highway from Aug...

zip across Delhi-Mumbai highway without stopping at any of the toll plazas with a single radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. Electronic toll collection... read more »

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Education

Learning levels all time low in Raj govt schools, says survey

JAIPUR: State government schools continue to register negative growth in learning levels in subjects—arithmetic, reading and comprehension—from 2006. The Annual Status of Education Report, 2014... read more »

IIM gets going but law school, IIIT for Nagpur sti...

NAGPUR: Even though union and state government acted with alacrity to clear IIM in Nagpur, two other national level institutes already sanctioned... read more »

IIM-Bangalore hikes fees by 10%

BENGALURU: The most-coveted management course in the country just got costlier. IIM-Bangalore has increased the fees for its flagship post-graduate programme... read more »

Delegation seeks release of funds for SC-ST scholarship...

CHANDIGARH: A delegation of Punjab Unaided Technical Institutions’ Association on Wednesday met Paramjit Singh, Punjab director of social welfare, to... read more »

Super30 among top3 pioneering educational initiatives :...

PATNA: A Japanese media group has selected Mathematician Anand Kumar’s Super 30 among three pioneering initiatives in the field of education. Apart from... read more »

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Entertainment

Taanaji First Look: Ajay Devgn Stars As Legendary Maratha Warrior

Taanaji First Look: Ajay Devgn plays Maratha leader Subedar Taanaji Malusare reconquered the fortress of Kondana in the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670 NEW DELHI: Ajay Devgn is all set to adapt the life... read more »

Kangana Ranaut now stable after sustaining injury ...

Kangana sustained an injury while she was shooting a sword fight sequence with co-star Nihar Pandya. The shooting happened in Hyderabad and the... read more »

The Kapil Sharma Show: Host Kapil kept Mubarakan actors...

The entire Mubarakan cast – Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty who were to shoot with Kapil for their upcoming... read more »

Haseena Parkar’s Shraddha Kapoor Won’t Get ...

NEW DELHI: Shraddha Kapoor’s Haseena Parkar is a departure from the genre (romantic films) that the actress generally features in. Shraddha gained... read more »

18th IIFA Awards 2017: Why Dangal Was Ignored In The No...

When the nominations for the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy or IIFA Awards were announced in May, the Internet swiftly fixated on the... read more »

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Europe

Freed Pussy Riot members still gunning for Putin’s head

Pussy Riot member released from prison

A jailed member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who was found guilty of hooliganism after a performance critical of President Vladimir Putin, has been released from prison, her lawyer said... read more »

Mikhail Khodorkovsky meets family as free man in Germany

Mikhail Khodorkovsky meets family as free man in G...

Berlin – Russia’s former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Saturday was reunited with his oldest son and awaited his parents’... read more »

Britain to help with Syrian chemical weapons’ des...

Britain to help with Syrian chemical weapons' destruction

London – Britain will help with the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Friday. In a statement, the... read more »

Former Russian oligarch set for release from jail

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky will work to release other political prisoners

Moscow – Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former chief executive officer of the now defunct Russian  oil company Yukos, was set to be released from prison... read more »

Putin pardons jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

Putin pardons jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has signed the decree pardoning tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a prominent Kremlin critic, who has spent more than a... read more »

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Far East

Execution in North Korea worries South Korea

Execution in North Korea worries South Korea

Seoul – South Korea expressed deep concern about a series of occurrences in North Korea, including the execution of Jang Song-Thaek, who was married to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s... read more »

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

Deposed senior North Korean leader executed

Seoul – Jang Song-Thaek, deposed senior official of North Korea, has been executed after the Special Military Tribunal found him guilty of... read more »

Thai protesters cut power to govt HQ, ask army to step ...

Thai govt rejects call to delay elections after clashes

Bangkok – Thai opposition protesters on Thursday cut power and water supplies to the government headquarters and appealed to the powerful military to... read more »

Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resolve crisis

Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resolve crisis

Bangkok – Thailand caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday invited all political parties and sections of the society to meet Sunday to... read more »

Ex-Thai PM Abhisit indicted for murder over rally crack...

Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections as mass protests continue

Bangkok – Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was indicted for murder Thursday in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass... read more »

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US court dismisses Sikh group's case againstBadal

Sikh group challenges dismissal of case against Badal

Chicago – A US based Sikh rights group has challenged the order of a US court dismissing a human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for failing to serve... read more »

'Government exploring ways to restore HC ruling on homosexuality'

‘Government exploring ways to restore HC rul...

New Delhi – The government is considering all options before it in an attempt to restore the 2009 Delhi High Court verdict decriminalising... read more »

Exhibiting 25 years of audio-visual journey

Exhibiting 25 years of audio-visual journey

New Delhi – Celebrating its silver jubilee, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) has mounted an exhibition of all the audio-visual... read more »

US reacts with dismay over India’s gay sex ruling

US reacts with dismay over India's gay sex ruling

By Arun Kumar Washington – Expressing concern over the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling restoring the ban on gay sex, the US has expressed its... read more »

Why can’t Sikhs with beards join US forces?

Why can't Sikhs with beards join US forces?

By Arun Kumar Washington – An independent, bipartisan federal agency has asked the US defence leadership to explain why Sikh Americans wearing beards... read more »

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Food

Recipe: Methi Pulao

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

Mumbai hangout lets you dine like a don

Somewhere between the hustling city lights and busy Linking Road street in Bandra is an underground watering bar that’s cool and... read more »

Dessert recipe: Kulhad ki kheer

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1litre milk 100g sugar 2tbsp samai rice ½ cup mixed dry fruits sliced pistachios... read more »

Want a ‘cakeless cake’ for your birthday?

Cakes are crossing the traditional fondant and frosting boundaries and getting into fun new avatars. A huge new trend is the ‘cakeless cake’, made... read more »

Recipe: Vegetable sweet corn soup

Ingredients: One cup fresh sweet corn, one finely chopped carrot, one tbsp chopped cabbage, half tsp sugar, half tsp green chilli sauce, half tsp soya... read more »

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Neymar stunner gives Brazil win over Colombia

A superb 83rd minute free-kick from captain Neymar gave Brazil a winning start under new coach Dunga as they beat Colombia 1-0 in a fiercely contested friendly on Friday. Colombia played most of the... read more »

Neymar scores first hat-trick as Barca crushes Celtic in Champions League

Neymar named Brazil captain

Brazil coach Dunga has confirmed Neymar will captain the national football team for friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador in the U.S. Speaking at... read more »

Spain still struggling to get the best out of Costa

Spain’s 1-0 friendly defeat to France on Thursday showed coach Vicente del Bosque still has to find the right formula to get the best out of forward... read more »

Arsenal’s 25-man Premier League squad list

There are no surprises in the announcement of Arsenal’s 25-man squad, after the club named all of their new signings including last-minute deadline day... read more »

Manchester United signs Falcao in another transfer coup

A week after signing Angel Di Maria, Manchester United persuaded striker Radamel Falcao to join the faltering club in European football’s most eye-catching... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Government hikes import tariff value on gold, silver

NEW DELHI: The government today hiked import tariff value on gold to $401 per 10 grams and on silver to $543 per kg in line with global price trends. The tariff value on imported gold was at $392... read more »

Gold Edges Towards 12-Week High on Safe-Haven Dema...

Singapore: Gold edged up for a third session out of four to hover near a 12-week peak on Wednesday, bolstered by safe-haven demand as tumbling oil... read more »

Gold firm ahead of US nonfarm payrolls report

SINGAPORE — Gold rose on Friday ahead of a closely watched US jobs report and the metal was set to post its first weekly gain in four thanks to safe-haven... read more »

India not planning further curbs on gold imports –...

India is not planning to impose any further curbs on gold imports as the current account deficit is under control, Trade Secretary Rajeev Kher said on... read more »

Gold remains weak on low demand; silver recovers

NEW DELHI: Gold prices fell further by Rs 75 to Rs 27,025 per ten gram at bullion market here today on subdued demand even as the metal strengthened... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Food choices to beat menstrual cramps

Negotiating menstrual pain is part of every woman’s life. While some women resign themselves to the pain, others pop pain killers. Fortunately, research suggests that simple diet changes can... read more »

5 mistakes you make while jogging on treadmill

Error # 1 Not having a plan You get on, you push start, and you up the speed. You go until the timer hits your set time limit (or your body is too... read more »

Here’s how to identify types of headaches

If there were an underdog in the directory of medical symptoms, it would be the headache. “Headaches are often ignored by patients who prefer to... read more »

Massive breakthrough: Scientists create first new antib...

LONDON: In a massive breakthrough, scientists have created the first new antibiotic in more than three decades, Teixobactin, that can treat many common... read more »

This diet pill tricks body into losing weight!

Researchers from the California-based Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it... read more »

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Hockey

Hockey: Coach Terry Walsh hopes Chandi will strengthen India̵...

After a dismal performance in the World Cup, India hockey coach Terry Walsh’s priority now is to strengthen his forward line for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which run July 23-August 23. The... read more »

Indian women’s hockey team for CWG

Hockey India on Wednesday announced the women’s team for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held at Glasgow from July 23 to August... read more »

Ric Charlesworth to retire as Aussie coach ahead of Com...

Four-time World Cup-winning field hockey coach Ric Charlesworth will step down from the Australian men’s team earlier than expected. Charlesworth, who has... read more »

India ninth in latest world hockey rankings

New Delhi: Eight-time Olympic champions India find itself in a lowly ninth position among mens teams in the recently-released FIH World Hockey Rankings. The... read more »

Hockey World Cup: Indians look to plug holes against Sp...

Bogged down by two successive losses, an under-pressure Indian hockey team will be confronted by Spain’s livewire strikers when the two teams clash in their... read more »

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Investing

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 back to Rs.27,000 mark on Friday. After registering a... read more »

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

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... 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 »

Gold futures gain 0.15% on firm global cues

NEW DELHI: Gold prices increased by 0.15 per cent to Rs 25,796 per 10 grams in futures trading today as speculators enlarged positions amid a better trend... read more »

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Pizza maker Papa John’s hands insured for a whopping 10 M p...

Seems like Papa John’s has taken their love for pizza to another level as the company has recently insured its founder’s hands for 10 million pounds. Tabloid media revealed that Papa... read more »

Haldiram products under scanner!

Maharashtra government today asked its health regulator to check samples of Haldiram’s packaged snacks to find if they are fit for human... read more »

Poor sanitation practices leads to unfavorable pregnanc...

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

FSSAI to review caffeine standards in beverages

Food safety regulator FSSAI has decided to review caffeine standards in caffeinated and energy drinks and is looking for an agency to study the consumption... 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 »

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Middle East

US-led air strikes hit Qaida branch in Syria: Monitor

BEIRUT: US-led coalition air strikes hit al-Qaida’s Syrian branch overnight, expanding the raids to jihadists outside the Islamic State group for only the second time, a monitoring group said... read more »

Israel beefs up security in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that security forces have been increased significantly in East Jerusalem to... read more »

Turkey facilitating transfer of Iraqi Kurdish fighters ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to Kobani to aid Syrian... read more »

Islamic State: Syria rebels warn of backlash over US ai...

Syrian rebel fighters backed by the West have told the BBC that the US-led coalition faces a backlash in their country over its bombing campaign against... read more »

Saudi sentences iconic Shia cleric to death

DUBAI: A well-known Shia cleric was sentenced to death Wednesday by a court in Saudi Arabia, sparking fears of renewed unrest from his supporters in the... read more »

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National

Powerful storms ravage north India over 100 killed

Powerful dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 100 people and injuring more than 140 as they flattened houses in their path and warnings were made Thursday of more chaos to... read more »

Stressed Out? Try These Ayurvedic Medicines

Ayurveda is the oldest forms of medicine in the world that originated in India around 5,000 years ago. It is a traditional holistic medical system... read more »

PM Narendra Modi Breaks Silence on Kathua, Unnao Rapes,...

In the face of widespread public criticism of his silence in the face of the gang rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir and of a minor... read more »

Delhi HC set aside ECI Order disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs

The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed the notification issued by President Ram Nath Kovind to disqualify 20 Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLAs following such a... read more »

Who Can Defeat Narendra Modi In 2019 Elections? Arvind ...

Political pundits regularly say that Pm Narendra Modi will haven’t any sturdy rival in 2019 elections. at the same time as there are many leaders within... read more »

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North America

Detention procedures applicable to Indian diplomat D. Khobragade, US clarifies

Indian diplomat in New York arrested for visa fraud

Washington – One of India’s senior diplomats was arrested in New York Thursday for alleged visa fraud and exploitation of her domestic help leading to expression of “strong... read more »

US Secretary of State John Kerry struggles to keep Middle East peace talks on track

Kerry revisits Israel to boost peace talks

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel Thursday for another visit to the region to salvage negotiations between Israel... read more »

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

Dallas – A former actress from Texas has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg,... read more »

13 Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal site attack

13 Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal site attack

London – Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to charges related to their involvement in the cyber-attack of PayPal’s website as part of the... read more »

Kerry shows optimism on Israel-Palestinian peace talks

Kerry shows optimism on Israel-Palestinian peace talks

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry exhibited Friday optimism on the Mideast peace talks at the end of his trip to Israel, saying “Israel... read more »

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Politics

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party hops from farce to farce: How f...

It’s difficult to tell whether tragedy follows farce or farce follows tragedy. In the case of the Aam Aadmi Party, non-stop farce carries the hint of the tragic. Two weeks ago, the Kumar Vishwas... read more »

Rajinikanth Spoke Like PM Modi, Says RSS Ideologue

Chennai: RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy has welcomed Rajinikanth’s statements on joining politics, saying the Tamil superstar is making well thought... read more »

Not in the race for PM’s post in 2019: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) national president Nitish Kumar today emphatically said that he was not in the race for the Prime Minister’s post in... read more »

Farm loan waiver: As Maha CM Fadnavis ‘studies...

Isn’t it odd that a party which has its nominee in the Maharashtra government led by Devendra Fadnavis should organize an agitation demanding the waiver of... read more »

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar asks health department to list ...

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought inputs from the health department on identifying priority areas so as to improve medical facilities in the... read more »

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Religion

Absence of love, charity spawns selfishness, says Pope

Absence of love, charity spawns selfishness, says Pope

Vatican City – Selfishness fills the “void” created by a lack of love and charity, Pope Francis said Wednesday during his general audience in St Peter’s Square. “Where... read more »

Chhath begins as millions take a holy dip

Chhath begins as millions take a holy dip

Patna – Millions of devotees, particularly women, took a holy dip in rivers, ponds and other water bodies in Bihar Wednesday as the four-day... read more »

Digital version of Quran launched

Digital version of Quran launched

Mumbai – A Mumbai entrepreneur has introduced a multi-lingual digital version of the Quran for the benefit of Muslims and non-Muslims in the country. It... read more »

Samantha Cameron stuns in sari during Diwali celebratio...

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Abhinav Bindra shoots gold as India finish on top

NEW DELHI: It is rare to see Abhinav Bindra pumping his fist in air after winning a medal. The Beijing Olympics gold medallist did just that after shooting his last shot in the final of men’s... read more »

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Hill stations near Delhi that are perfect for long weekends

The Indian capital’s proximity to the Himalayas means that there are many hill stations near Delhi offering a much-needed escape from the bustling streets and soaring temperatures. The... read more »

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Russian Meddling In US Election: Trump Lashes Out Ahead of Probe ...

President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets on sunday expressing frustration with the Russia Probe, that’s anticipated to yield the primary indictment and arrest on monday, and sought... read more »

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