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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 forms panel to probe post-Morsi violence

Egypt forms panel to probe post-Morsi violence

Cairo – Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour ordered to form a fact-finding committee to investigate the violence that broke out after the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, a... read more »

Ban seeks South Sudan parties' cooperation to solve crisis

Ban Ki-moon calls for end to hostilities in South ...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to growing civil conflict in South Sudan and called on all parties Sunday to negotiate... read more »

Morsi to face third criminal trial over 2011 jail break...

Morsi to face third criminal trial over 2011 jail breakout

London – Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi will face a third criminal trial on charges of organizing prison breaks during the 2011... read more »

‘Mandela needs to be re-invoked’

'Mandela needs to be re-invoked'

New Delhi – Nelson Mandela, the world’s anti-apartheid icon and South Africa’s first non-white president who died earlier this month, need... read more »

Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter admitted to psychia...

Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

London – The interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, who was accused of making up sign language, has been admitted to a psychiatric... read more »

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UP governor Ram Naik blames previous governments for state laggin...

Governor Ram Naik today lauded the Yogi Adityanath dispensation for its “resolve” to transform Uttar Pradesh into a developed state, while indirectly blaming previous governments for the state... read more »

elp for Mumbai auto driver with paralysed wife aft...

A powerful photo of Versova autorickshaw driver Mohammad Saeed, 26, who lets his two-year-old son sleep on his lap while he works, recently went... read more »

Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath government declares Satu...

Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Dinesh Sharma after a meeting on Friday decided to declare Saturday as no school bag day. Trying to take load off... read more »

Modi breaks new ground by meeting Indian Tamils in Sri ...

Modi, after participating in the UN Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo, also travelled to Dickoya in the island’s central hills, the tea country, where Tamil... read more »

Kapil Mishra warns of ‘new drama’ by AAP fo...

NEW DELHI: On the fourth day of his hunger strike, sacked minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday warned that the AAP will resort to “new drama” to... read more »

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Two Turkish police killed in gun attack blamed on PKK: reports

ISTANBUL: Two Turkish police were killed Friday in a gun attack on police headquarters in the southern region of Adana blamed on Kurdish militants, the official Anatolia news agency reported. The... read more »

Mullah Omar died two years ago: Pak tells Afghanis...

The death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban, has been confirmed by authorities in Pakistan who have shared the... read more »

Indian citizen held by China for ‘terror links...

China late on Friday deported the lone Indian arrested on unspecified charges in Inner Mongolia, bringing to an end 72 hours of hard negotiations between... read more »

China’s migrant population to reach 310 mn by 203...

China’s migrant population, the workforce behind its massive development in the last few decades, will touch 310 million by 2030, almost the same as the... read more »

China aggressively building islands on reefs claimed by...

China is reportedly proceeding with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs, which are claimed by the Philippines, despite Beijing... read more »

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Australian embassies part of US spying, say reports

Australian embassies part of US spying, say reports

Sydney – Australian embassies are part of a US-led global spying network and are being secretly used to intercept calls and data across Asia, according to media reports Thursday. The top... read more »

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

Australia’s war in Afghanistan over: PM

Canberra – “Australia’s longest war” is ending and its defence forces mission in Afghanistan will be complete by 2013 end,... 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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13 people killed in bridge, house collapse in China

At least 13 people were killed when an illegal bridge under construction collapsed in southern China and a residential complex caved in east China, officials said today. Eleven people were killed... read more »

5.3-magnitude earthquake hits southwest China

Beijing – At least three people were injured and several houses damaged after a 5.3-magnitude quake jolted a town in southwest China early... read more »

China will create new law against terrorism

Beijing . China is considering a new law against terrorism. China’s top legislative body to fight terrorism , said a member of the new law will be made... read more »

Chinese dictator Mao’s painting sold for Rs 77 cr...

Beijing . Chinese dictator Mao Zedong made ​​of this painting was auctioned for Rs 77 crore . The price is 18 times the value found in the previous... read more »

China’s defense budget increase by 12 per cent, r...

Beijing – The government announced the first day of the annual session of parliament . People’s Liberation Army of China’s military strength... read more »

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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 cricket fraternity all over the... read more »

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

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... 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 »

My job is to perform and cement my place in the team

Being on the fringes of Indian cricket team for years can be a tad frustrating but Manoj Tiwary has learnt to live with it and is now preparing for the... read more »

Australia, New Zealand set to play first day-night Test...

In a bid to revive dwindling interest in Test cricket, Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to meet in the game’s first day-nighter later this... read more »

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SaMaPa festival begins in capital

SaMaPa festival begins in capital

New Delhi – Melodious bhajans of Anup Jalota, soulful santoor compositions of Abhay Rustum Sopori and Ragini Rainu’s sufi recital kick-started the ninth edition of SaMaPa Sangeet... read more »

Carnival showcases culture of northeastern region in Delhi

Carnival showcases culture of northeastern region ...

By Themthingchon Yr New Delhi – The northeast has a rich and diverse culture. To raise awareness about it, various festivals and fairs are... read more »

Nation remembers Nehru on 124th birth anniversary

Nation remembers Nehru on 124th birth anniversary

New Delhi – The nation Thursday paid rich tributes to India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary. Prime... read more »

Statues dating back 3,500 years discovered at Egypt tem...

Statues dating back 3,500 years discovered at Egypt temple

Cairo – French experts discovered two statues dating back to Egypt’s New Kingdom (1539-1075 B.C.) in the archaeological zone of Luxor,... read more »

Hornbill Festival to host national dance competition

Hornbill Festival to host national dance competition

Kohima – For the first time, the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland will feature Footloose, a national dance competition. Participants from other states and... read more »

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Economy

Telecom department defers spectrum auction to Feb 3

Telecom department defers spectrum auction to Feb 3

New Delhi – The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has extended the dates of auction of spectrum in 1,800 megahertz (MHz) and 900 MHz bands. The auction will now start on Feb 3, next year,... read more »

China to be world largest economy in 2028

China to be world largest economy in 2028

Beijing – China is expected to overtake the US in 2028 to become the world’s largest economy while India is predicted to overtake Japan... read more »

Sensex gains 136 points during pre-noon session

Sensex, Nifty surge most in 7 weeks on RBI hopes; rupee gains 0.6%

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets gained 136.33 points or 0.65 percent during the pre-noon trade Friday. Good buying was seen in IT,... read more »

Sensex closes flat, bank stocks gain

Asia shares lurch lower, China data darkens mood

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Thursday’s trade 42 points or 0.20 percent up amidst derivatives expiry and buying... read more »

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon trade

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon trade

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 47.43 points or 0.23 percent up during the pre-noon trade Thursday. All the... read more »

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Super30 among top3 pioneering educational initiatives : Japanese ...

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

Indian student assaulted in Australia, brother seeks justice

Panjab University proposes 5% fee hike for 2015-16

CHANDIGARH: A Panjab University (PU) committee has proposed a five per cent increase in tuition fee for students enrolled at the university’s... read more »

Foreign degree holders better skilled for jobs

The diminishing returns of a college education

Functioning in an increasingly globalised environment, many companies feel that foreign degree holders have better technical skills for jobs compared to... read more »

Vidya Sagar invites applications for certificate course...

CHENNAI: Vidya Sagar, a Chennai-based organization working for the benefit of persons with disabilities, is offering a certificate course in human rights with... read more »

Need for improving education system: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the education system in the country needs a qualitative improvement with focus on skill... read more »

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Entertainment

18th IIFA Awards 2017: Why Dangal Was Ignored In The Nominations

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 gaping Dangal-shaped holeNEW DELHI: Aamir... read more »

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan’s poetic tweet ...

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan set his Twitter followers and others wracking their minds with a Tamil poem that sounded like signaling entry into... read more »

Why ‘fair’ is handsome, questions Munna Michael actor N...

Sanjay Chouhan, the casting director of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz had apparently said that after Chitrangada Singh walked out of the film, they wanted an actress... read more »

Rajkumar Hirani to play cameo in Ranbir Kapoor starrer ...

Sanjay Dutt biopic features actor Ranbir Kapoor as the protagonist.Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanjay Dutt biopic featuring actor Ranbir Kapoor is one of... read more »

Karan Johar on Kangana Ranaut jibe at IIFA-2017

Ever since the word ‘nepotism’ has been mentioned on Karan Johar’s show by Kangana Ranaut, it has become the buzz word in the film industry.... read more »

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Europe

Britain’s SAS not involved in Diana’s death: Police

Britain’s SAS not involved in Diana’s death: Police

London – British police said Tuesday there is “no credible evidence” that the SAS was involved in the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Dodi Al Fayed in 1997, BBC... read more »

British police reject Princess Diana murder claim

British police reject Princess Diana murder claim

Scotland Yard on Tuesday said that it has found “no credible evidence” to support a claim that the British Special Forces were involved in the... read more »

David Cameron declares ‘mission accomplished̵...

David Cameron declares 'mission accomplished' in Afghanistan

London – British troops can return to the UK from Afghanistan knowing its mission was accomplished, Prime Minister David Cameron has said. The comments... read more »

Princess Diana was killed by SAS: British police

Britain’s SAS not involved in Diana’s death: Police

London – The British police have reportedly said that there is no ‘credible’ evidence that would support the claim that a member of British... read more »

Pope Francis says he’s no Marxist, but defends critique...

The internet is 'a gift from God' says Pope Francis

London – Pope Francis has rejected accusations from right-wing Americans that his teaching is Marxist. The Pope however defended his criticisms of the... read more »

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Far East

Thai "red shirts" prepare rally to back PM against protesters

Thai “red shirts” prepare rally to back PM against pr...

Bangkok – The red-shirted supporters of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Wednesday they could take to the streets to protect the government from protesters who have forced her... read more »

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra vows to continue to perform duties

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra vows to continue ...

Bangkok – Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday pledged to continue performing her duties in accordance with the constitution... read more »

N Korea confirms Kim’s uncle purged from power fo...

N Korea confirms Kim's uncle purged from power for 'anti-state' activities

Washington – North Korea has acknowledged the elimination of leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle from power for “anti-state” acts and... read more »

S Korea extends air defence zone to overlap with China&...

Air defence zone remarks: China refutes Japanese PM

Johannesburg – South Korea has said it has extended its air defence zone to partially overlap with a similar zone declared by China two weeks ago. South... read more »

Thai PM Yingluck dissolves Parliament

Ready to dissolve parliament, says Thai PM

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday dissolved Parliament in the face of mass demonstrations against her government that showed no sign of... read more »

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Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in US House

Anti-Modi resolution loses traction in US House

By Arun Kumar Washington – With the victory of Bharatiya Janata Party in assembly elections in four Indian states, a contro! versial resolution critical of the party’s prime ministerial... read more »

New legislation for disabled to be finalised soon: Selja

New legislation for disabled to be finalised soon:...

New Delhi – The new draft legislation for people with disability is in the last stage of finalisation, Minister for Social Justice and... read more »

Boosting green habits through art

Boosting green habits through art

Kolkata – Youngsters here will be encouraged to use art to campaign for the environment, courtesy a new venture launched Monday. Initiated by Nokia... read more »

There are many ways to wage war

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

The most obvious one is to use weapons and armies, kill the enemy and damage their property. The other one is to damage their crops and make them die of... read more »

An exhibition documents making of Barahadisvara temple

An exhibition documents making of Barahadisvara temple

New Delhi – Selected architectural drawings, paper impressions of the inscriptions of 1000-year-old Barahadisvara Temple at Tanjore of the Chola... read more »

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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 sauce, one tbsp corn flour, four cups... read more »

Recipe: Tomato chicken with brown rice

Tomato chicken with brown rice is a delightful blend of spices and tangy tomatoes. It is essentially chicken pieces coated with many fragrant spices... read more »

Recipe: Russian Borscht

Ingredients:Three cups of chicken stock (for non vegetarians) or plain water (for vegetarians)– 1 cabbage – 4 potatoes – 2 beetroots –... read more »

An Egyptian feast in Kolkata

Theirs are traditions as rich and old as ours and their love for peppy Bollywood numbers is as Indian as it gets. And not only that, Cairo girls Hannah Sameh,... read more »

Recipe: Gosht Dum Biryani

Dinkar Sardesai, executive chef of Rama International, Aurangabad shares the authentic recipe of Gosht Dum Biryani. Ingredients 1 kg Lamb meat 600 gm Basmati... read more »

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Burnley holds Manchester United on di Maria debut

Angel Di Maria’s promising debut failed to inspire lacklustre Manchester United to a first win of the season on Saturday as Burnley held on for a 0—0 draw in the Premier League. The Argentina... read more »

Cristiano Ronaldo crowned UEFA Best Player in Euro...

Cristiano Ronaldo was on Thursday named the UEFA Best Player in Europe, defeating Bayern Munich duo Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben for the... read more »

Xabi Alonso announces international retirement

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso announced that he was retiring from football after making 114 appearances for Spain and scoring a total of 16 goals for his... read more »

Messi back with 2 goals as Barcelona wins opener

Lionel Messi scored twice to help 10-man Barcelona start the Spanish league with a 3-0 win over Elche in the debut of coach Luis Enrique on Sunday, with the... read more »

Manchester United sign Di Maria for £59.7 million

Manchester United broke the British transfer record when they completed the signing of Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria for £59.7 million on Tuesday. The... read more »

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PRECIOUS-Gold rises 2 pct as year-end jitters knock stocks, dolla...

Gold rose 2 percent on Tuesday, while silver jumped more than 4 percent as the dollar weakened and stock markets slid, with concerns over tension between Russia and the West also helping push the... read more »

Gold futures rise to Rs. 26,812 per 10 gm

Gold prices rose 0.86 per cent to Rs. 26,812 per 10 grams at the futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions, taking positive cues... read more »

Gold steady at Rs 27,000 on scattered buying; silver re...

Gold prices on Wednesday held steady at Rs 27,000 per ten gram at the bullion market in the national capital on scattered buying by retailers. However,... read more »

Gold prices fall by 0.21 per cent in futures trade on g...

Gold prices eased by 0.21 per cent to Rs 26,800 per 10 grams in futures trade on Tuesday, tracking a weak global trend, as speculators offloaded their... read more »

Gold Falls by Rs 45 to Rs 27,265 on Sluggish Demand

New Delhi: In a mixed pattern of trading, gold prices declined by Rs 45 to Rs 27,265 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Monday, owing to slackened demand... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Which 5 yoghurts should you eat!

There’s no comfort food like a plate of dahi-khichdi. Well, we’ve savoured the humble yoghurt (fermented milk product), with or without sugar, way before it evolved with various flavours... read more »

Cancer: Breaking the bad news to patients

For Dr Ranjana Srivastava, who began working as an oncologist in Australia 10 years ago, breaking the news to patients suffering from cancer is part... read more »

Include pumpkin in your diet to lose weight

To utilize pumpkin as a weight loss food, you will need to substitute it for a food in your diet that is higher in calories. Take for instance, if you are... read more »

Simple remedies to treat acidity

Acidity can strike at any time and any place. It is diagnosed by discomfort near the chest and cause significant distress. If you suffer from it often, here... read more »

A detox isn’t just about the food

A detox also doesn’t have to be just about the food — it is much more than that. So if your body is craving for some sleep — give it just that!... read more »

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Hockey World Cup: England beat India 2-1

THE HAGUE: India crashed to their second defeat in the men’s hockey World Cup by conceding a late goal yet again to go down 1-2 against England at the Kyocera Stadium on Monday. Hockey World... read more »

Time for Walsh, Oltmans to deliver: Dhanraj Pillay

Every player is very young, and the younger generation has taken over Indian hockey now. Sardar (Singh) is the most senior player, but other than... read more »

Hockey World Cup: India looks for solid start against B...

Injury-hit India will be seeking to reverse the tide of their recent encounters against Europe’s rising hockey powerhouse Belgium in the World Cup opener at... read more »

Sachin Tendulkar Motivates Indian Hockey Team Before Wo...

The Indian men’s hockey team were in for a surprise as batting legend Sachin Tendulkar visited them in New Delhi to wish them luck for the World Cup.... read more »

Hockey is a poor man’s game, says Balbir Singh Sr

Chandigarh: Legendary hockey player and chief coach of India’s 1975 World Cup winning team, Balbir Singh Sr, said Hockey India’s felicitation of... read more »

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Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

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

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 and retailers. Silver also plunged by... 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... read more »

Government cuts import tariff on gold and silver

NEW DELHI: The government has slashed import tariff value on gold to $375 per 10 grams and silver to $512 per kg following weak global price trends. During... read more »

Gold falls Rs 195 per 10 gram; silver down Rs200 per kg...

New Delhi: Taking weak cues from overseas markets and subdued demand from jewellers, gold on Tuesday plunged by Rs195 to Rs26,430 per ten gram and silver by... read more »

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... read more »

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Poor sanitation practices leads to unfavorable pregnancy outcomes...

Indian ladies suffer majorly during pregnancy! Besides household chores and other responsibilities there are several other reasons which hamper the growth of a child in India during pregnancy. But,... 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... 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 »

The easiest way to lose weight: a glass of waterThe eas...

“Diet and exercise” – that’s the mantra that most people swear by, when it comes to losing weight the healthy way. But the word “diet” is more... read more »

Starbucks makes up for price hike with massive menu upg...

Starbucks may have raised prices of their beverages but they are not heartless, as they decided to make up for it by making their menu better. Way better! The... read more »

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Middle East

IS jihadists execute Iraqi journalist, 12 other people

SAMARRA, Iraq: Islamic State militants executed an Iraqi news cameraman and 12 other people on Friday in several towns and villages north of Baghdad, officials, relatives and witnesses said. The... read more »

Kobane: Syrian Kurds ‘launch operation again...

Fighting has continued overnight around the Syrian border town of Kobane, with reports of Kurdish forces launching an operation against Islamic... read more »

Egypt: Army offensive kills 16 militants in Sinai

El-ARISH, Egypt: Egyptian military officials say troops have killed 16 members of an al-Qaida-inspired militant group in the restive Sinai Peninsula. The... read more »

Islamic State video shows beheading of British hostage ...

LONDON: British taxi driver Alan Henning, who skipped Christmas with his family to raise funds to purchase ambulances and medical equipment and join an aid... read more »

Israeli Army kills suspected murderers of Jewish teens

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

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Supreme Court Ordered Mediation in the Ayodhya Title Suit Under t...

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered mediation to settle the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi passed the order... read more »

Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi gets bail from SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday granted bail to Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi who was convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case. The court... read more »

“This Govt’s Job is to Disappear Things” sa...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday stepped up his attack at the Centre a day after Attorney General K K Venugopal told the Supreme Court that documents... read more »

Elections 2019: AAP not to tie-up with Congress, declar...

The Aam Aadmi Party has announced the names of its candidates for six of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. The announcement was made by Delhi AAP convenor... read more »

Rahul Gandhi says “PM Modi Can’t Let Go Of ...

Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party President today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not taking a break from public relations exercises even at a time when... read more »

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North America

Both Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would make great presidents: Barack Obama

Both Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton would make great presidents: B...

Washington – US President Barack Obama has said that both Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make outstanding candidates and possess the much-needed... read more »

Air defence zone remarks: China refutes Japanese PM

US says China air defence zone unacceptable, shoul...

Washington – The White House said on Thursday that China’s new air defence zone over the East China Sea was “unacceptable”... read more »

Snowden leaks have identified areas of concerns: Obama

Snowden leaks have identified areas of concerns: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama has acknowledged that leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden have identified some areas of legitimate concerns with regard to... read more »

We will not see the likes of Mandela again: Obama

We will not see the likes of Mandela again: Obama

Describing himself as one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela, US President Barack Obama mourned the death on Friday of the... read more »

‘Some progress’ made in peace talks: John K...

'Some progress' made in peace talks: John Kerry

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry said here Thursday that despit! e reports to the contrary, there is “some progress” in the... read more »

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Politics

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

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

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 hearing a petition challenging Karnataka... read more »

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

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... 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 »

Narendra Modi in Gujarat stay: Gives prayer at Dwarka, ...

Top Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day tour of the election-sure state of gujarat. he reached jamnagar this morning. that is the second one go to of the... read more »

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

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... read more »

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Religion

Diwali not so happy for heart, diabetic patients

Tamil Nadu celebrates Diwali with traditional fervour

Chennai – People in Tamil Nadu Saturday woke up to the sounds of crackers on the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights. Children burst fire crackers and adults performed puja at home.... read more »

It's Diwali for Vrindavan widows too, this year

It’s Diwali for Vrindavan widows too, this y...

By Brij Khandelwal Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) – Thousands of widows of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh will, for the first time, celebrate Diwali... read more »

Indian women celebrate Karva Chauth

Indian women celebrate Karva Chauth

PUNE – It will be a day of fasting for several married women across the city on Tuesday as they celebrate Karva Chauth, to pray for the safety and long... read more »

10 million to gather for 2015 Nashik Kumbh Mela

10 million to gather for 2015 Nashik Kumbh Mela

Mumbai – The Maharashtra government is gearing up to receive over 10 million pilgrims for the 2015 Kumbh Mela, scheduled after 12 years in the small... read more »

Haj enters final stage with stoning ritual

Haj enters final stage with stoning ritual

Jeddah – Over a million Muslims, including more than a lakh Indians, on Tuesday participated in the symbolic stoning of the devil in Mina Valley of... read more »

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First female winner for Fields maths medal

An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal. In a landmark hailed as “long overdue”, Prof Maryam Mirzakhani was... read more »

India’s first jellyfish lake discovered

“This is probably the first jellyfish lake to have been found in India. The concentration and density of jellyfish is very high here. You can... read more »

All about rectification you need to know

Rectification is the process of converting the alternating voltage or current into the corresponding direct (dc) quantity. (Direct voltage or current) The... read more »

Mars rover clocking up the mileage

Cape Town – It’s not exactly been at Olympic gold medal pace, but Nasa’s Mars rover Opportunity that landed on the Red Planet in 2004 has set an... read more »

100,000-year-old case of brain damage found

LONDON: An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human. The child, who lived about 100,000 years... read more »

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South Asia

High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment

High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Monday challenged the appointment of judges and a prosecutor to try him for high treason, just hours before appearing in a special court... read more »

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf faces treason trial

Musharraf challenges treason trial in special civi...

Islamabad – Former Pakistan president military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has challenged his trial for treason in a civilian... read more »

India willing to buy power from Nepal: Farooq Abdullah

India willing to buy power from Nepal: Farooq Abdullah

Kathmandu – India is willing to invest in Nepal’s potential hydropower sector and purchase electricity generated in the Himalayan country,... read more »

Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court

Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court

Pakistan’s former ruler Pervez Musharraf on Saturday challenged the formation of a special court to try him for high treason, saying he had imposed... read more »

Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issu...

Rajapaksa calls for home-grown solution for Tamils issue

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has invited main Tamil party leaders, including Chief Minister of the northern province C V Wigneswaran, to join hands... read more »

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Jagmohan Dalmiya: The man who drove BCCI forward as a commercial ...

Kolkata: President Jagmohan Dalmiya, who passed away in Kolkata today, will forever be remembered as the man who made Indian cricket a self sufficient entity and engineered a shift of power base... read more »

This day, that year: Yuvraj Singh hits six sixes o...

For whatever he has achieved as an Indian cricketer, Yuvraj Singh will perhaps most be associated with September 19, 2007. For it was on this... read more »

Hockey India upholds Gurbaj Singh ban, player to move c...

Hockey India decided to uphold the nine-month ban imposed on midfielder Gurbaj Singh, after they found his appeal and explanation unsatisfactory. The decision... read more »

Ajinkya Rahane honoured with life membership by CCI

Ajinkya Rahane, India’s most consistent batsman in the last couple of years, has been conferred with the honorary life membership by the Cricket Club of... read more »

MS Dhoni set to return after a long break with focus on...

India’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be back in the thick of things after a three month break as Indian selectors will be picking the... read more »

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The top places to visit in Chennai

For the first-time visitor, there’s no dearth of places to visit in Chennai, the southernmost metro in India. The Tamil capital dazzles a visitor with its range of experiences: be it sampling... read more »

Things to do in Singapore for adventure lovers

Once you’ve had your fill of the classic things to do in Singapore, get adventurous and venture beyond the city’s everyday tourist... read more »

Gear up for monsoon travel

Travelling during the rainy season, right off the bat, sounds like something to be avoided like the plague. But imagine early morning fogs carpeting the... read more »

The best restaurants in the Andamans

Though there is nothing better than strolling into a small roadside shanty and letting the owner present his fresh local fare, some dining experiences are... read more »

Four 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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Kim Jong Un Nukes are a ‘Recipe For Disaster’, Says US Admiral?...

Singapore: The Top us Military Commander within the pacific warned the scenario in north korea is a “Recipe for Disaster”, because the vicinity prepares for Donald Trump’s first go to as... read more »

China’s Prospects are Bright but Challenges ...

Beijing: Chinese president Xi jinping on wednesday entreated a Reinvigorated communist party to take on a more forceful position in society and... read more »

Judge Blocks Latest TRUMP Travel Ban, Says it has Same ...

A federal choose in hawaii blocked maximum of president donald trump’s trendy journey Ban Tuesday, simply hours before it became set to take impact,... read more »

Frustrated By “Congress”, TRUMP Signs Order...

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an order to make it less complicated for Americans to buy Naked-Bones medical health insurance plans, using his... read more »

TRUMP Challenges Cabinet Member’s “IQ”...

The past few days have been in particular chaotic, even for a president who seems to thrive on self-created chaos. There is been a feud with a key Republican... read more »

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Mars spacecraft completes 80% of journey

ndia’s maiden mission to the Red Planet, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has completed 80 % of its 54.6 million kilometers to Mars. The MOM has now traveled a distance 540 million... read more »

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The report titled “Whither Science Education in Indian Colleges?” said that the lack of proper investment has affected the research sector in India. The report showed that India invested... read more »