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Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

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 its journey in space and is just 23 days away from reaching its intended orbit. ”Mars Orbiter Mission completes 300 days in space. Just... read more »

NASA’s Mars rover gets ready to ha...

NASA’s Mars rover gets ready to have its ‘memory wiped’

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

New experiment to test the nature of our...

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 whether we live in a 2Dhologram. Much like characters on a television show would not know that their seemingly 3-D world exists only on a... read more »

How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Fin...

How Do Monster Black Holes Form? New Find May Provide ‘Missing Link&#...

Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: “small” ones that are dozens of times more massive than the sun and other “supermassive” black holes that are billions of times larger than our nearest star.... 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 a... 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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Indian citizen held by China for ‘terror links’ relea...

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 Indian diplomats and local officials who... read more »

China’s migrant population to reach 310 mn b...

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

Pakistan mourns for victims of deadly Taliban church at...

LAHORE, Pakistan — Pakistan is mourning for the victims of a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, killing 15 people, and... read more »

PM Modi offers prayers at Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Sri La...

Accompanied by Sri Lanka’s President, Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here and offered prayers at the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi... 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 secret... 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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U.S. extends leniency programme for companies that disclose bribe...

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

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

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

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

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

Some bank bulls grow wary on policy uncertainty

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

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

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

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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 auction... 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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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 upcoming challenge in Zimbabwe with some... read more »

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

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... read more »

Rahane wishes to emulate Dhoni’s calmness, Virat&...

India’s new ODI captain Ajinkya Rahane has insisted that he wants to emulate a blend of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s calmness, Virat Kohli’s... read more »

Saeed Ajmal says ICC clean bowled ‘mystery spinne...

Out-of-favour Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal believes that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has brought an end to mystery spinners and their... read more »

Ahmed Shehzad’s half-century steadies Pakistan against ...

slammed his third Test half-century as Pakistan cruised ahead towards Sri Lanka‘s lead on Day Three of the second Test at P Sara Oval, Colombo. Pakistan were... 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 Sammelan... 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 held... 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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Government failed to defend policies: Praful Patel

Government failed to defend policies: Praful Patel

New Delhi – Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises PrafulPatel Saturday said the government has failed to defend its own policies, which has “cost the country” and... read more »

Large space where land acquisition is possible: Rahul Gandhi

Large space where land acquisition is possible: Ra...

New Delhi – Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said there is a large space where land acquisition is possible. “The government... read more »

Sensex gains 371 points, oil and gas stocks rally

Sensex opens on a positive note; Hindustan Zinc rallies 7%

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets end! ed Friday’s trade 371.10 points, or 1.79 percent up. The bullish sentiment in the market... read more »

India Inc should keep abreast of changes in society: SE...

India Inc should keep abreast of changes in society: SEBI chief

New Delhi – The corporate world cannot ignore social and political ha! ppenings in the larger society because the considerations that govern the rest of... read more »

Sensex gains 173 points during pre-noon trade

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

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets gained 173.01 points or 0.84 percent during the pre-noon trade Friday. The rally was led by IT, oil... read more »

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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 development. “Our education system needs... read more »

HRD in a fix over deemed universities

NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry is in a bind as to what stand to take on UGC report on 41 deemed universities. With the Supreme Court having already... read more »

Student speak: Accounting edge

By Anusha UpadhyaA; CIMA student and senior executive at Wipro Technologies, India In today’s highly competitive and globalised world, employ ers look... read more »

2600-acre plots identified for IIT in Kerala

KOCHI: Kerala may finally get its IIT as the state government has identified two plots — 600 acres in central Puduserry and 650 acres at West Puduserry in... read more »

1,000 US academics to teach in Indian universities

NEW DELHI: After planning to rope in scientists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to take classes in schools and colleges, India... read more »

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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. But the filmmaker is regretful that he... read more »

It is not nice to have abuses thrown at your mothe...

In a throwback interview, Saif Ali Khan poured out his heart out about his now ex-wife Amrita Singh. Mumbai: Estranged Bollywood couple Saif Ali Khan... read more »

Anand Ahuja is in love with Sonam Kapoor’s Cannes...

Sonam Kapoor’s red carpet appearances have got a thumbs up from boyfriend Anand Ahuja. Sonam Kapoor is making heads turn with her style statement at the... read more »

Sonam Kapoor glitters in gold at Cannes

Cannes, May 23 (PTI) Sonam Kapoor chose gold has her colour for second red carpet appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. Sonam wore a shimmery Elie Saab... read more »

Baahubali 2 box-office collection day 25: Dangal to bea...

Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal is expected to cross the global box-office collection, so far, of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion by as early as Tuesday. Unbelievable.... read more »

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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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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 to... 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 India... 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 kingdom,... 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 prestigious... 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, silver... 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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Tips for keeping your heart healthy!

Irengbam Jenny A healthy heart is the way to healthy living, they say. Quite right! But with sedentary lifestyle, munching on junk food, alcohol consumption, smoking, erratic working hours and... read more »

Burned out? Here’s how you can bounce back

All of us reach that point in life when we feel thoroughly exhausted or mentally numb. Experts say that an increasing number of individuals today... read more »

Healthy diet helps protect your kidney

Andrew Smyth, MD at National University of Ireland Galway and his colleagues analyzed questionnaires completed by 544,635 participants of the National... read more »

When you’re obese and pregnant

“Obese pregnant women are more likely to give birth to babies with excessive body fat and these children may grow up to be obese or overweight adults.... read more »

Aqua aerobics and water sports

Although traditional workout methods are preferred by a wide majority, aqua exercises are being pursued by many for variety in their exercise routine and to... 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 him... 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. The... 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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PRECIOUS-Gold rebounds to 5-month high after ECB launches QE prog...

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 bond-buying program aimed at reviving a... read more »

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

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... read more »

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... read more »

Gold Edges Towards 12-Week High on Safe-Haven Demand

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 prices and... 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 »

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Couple married for 75 years dies hand-in-hand

An American couple, who had been married for 75 years fulfilled their final wish to die in each other’s arms after they passed away holding hands, within hours of each other. Jeannette and... read more »

How to beat the heat in summer

Are you finding it tough to tackle the scorching heat? Lets take a look at simple tips from experts on staying cool during summer. Closing windows... read more »

Kansai Nerolac Paints ties up with Flipkart for festive...

Kansai Nerolac PaintsBSE 4.48 % today said it has entered into a strategic marketing tie-up with leading e-tailer Flipkart ahead of festive season. The... read more »

Your diabetes med could help you shed kilos

Diabetic and want to lose weight? Now you can do both with help of a single medicine, as a new study has shown that Liraglutide, an injectable diabetes drug,... read more »

Conjunctivitis, if left untreated, can cause sight thre...

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is the most common eye problem that affects people of all age groups. It is also one of the most common eye infections in... read more »

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Kobane: Syrian Kurds ‘launch operation against IS’

Fighting has continued overnight around the Syrian border town of Kobane, with reports of Kurdish forces launching an operation against Islamic State At least 12 people were killed in protests by... 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... 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 »

1,30,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey fleeing IS

ANKARA, Turkey: The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals... read more »

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Terror Attacks in Jammu and Kashmir: a Timeline of Latest Inciden...

Two Air force garud personnel had been killed in an come upon with militants in hajin, bandipora, on wednesday. according to officers, two militants associated with the lashkar were also killed... read more »

What’s the Godhra Train burning case

The Gujarat high court on monday commuted the loss of life sentence offered to 11 convicts to life time period within the Godhra Educate burning case... read more »

Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat stay updates: Congress vice pre...

Beginning the second one leg of his navsarjan yatra in ballot -certain gujarat, congress vice-president rahul gandhi is scheduled to visit diverse districts of... read more »

Row over Amit Shah’s son: Rs 100cr defamation sui...

A political typhoon hit the Narendra Modi-led authorities and the bharatiya janata celebration (BGP) after a news internet site pronounced that a business... read more »

Doklam Returned Again: are there different hidden goals...

The Ministry of external affairs has denied that there’s any trade in the reputation quo at doklam as agreed on august 25 paving manner for... read more »

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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 talks... read more »

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‘Lack of transparency in AAP alienating workers’: May...

AAP leader Mayank Gandhi contended on Saturday that the lack of transparency within the party was alienating workers, a reflection of the growing rift between him and Delhi chief minister Arvind... read more »

AAP govt. of Delhi to give Rs.1 crore to killed constable's family

Kejriwal to step down as AAP convenor?

Amid the last-ditch efforts to tide over the differences within, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is learnt to have offered to step down as Aam... read more »

NDA hits out at Nitish, Cong says Manjhi quit as BJP pa...

Not worried about Congress-RJD alliance, says Nitish

NDA today accused JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar of “sacrificing” a Mahadalit while Congress saw BJP’s “panic” behind Chief Minister... read more »

Barack Obama witnesses India’s military might, cu...

11:59 am: The flypast concludes with another Su-30 MkI carrying out a “Vertical Charlie” manoeuvre over the saluting dais. 11:58 am:  Three Su-30 MkI of... read more »

Amit Shah Defends Projecting Kiran Bedi As Delhi Chief ...

BJP today strongly denied “borrowing” Kiran Bedi to win Assembly elections in Delhi and played down the controversy over the charge that she had... read more »

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It's Diwali for Vrindavan widows too, this year

It’s Diwali for Vrindavan widows too, this year

By Brij Khandelwal Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) – Thousands of widows of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh will, for the first time, celebrate Diwali this year. These women will light diyas and... 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... 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

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Mars spacecraft completes 80% of journey

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India not investing properly in science

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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 »

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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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MS Dhoni set to return after a long break with focus on World T20

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 squad for the upcoming T20 International... read more »

Pakistan recall Fawad Alam for England Tests

Allrounder Fawad Alam has found his name back in the Test squad for the upcoming series against England in the UAE, as one of two changes to the side... read more »

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India’s Davis Cup team needs camaraderie, not fri...

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Soccer fans in England were wincing over their breakfast on Wednesday as horrific pictures of Luke Shaw’s broken leg were splashed across the nation’s... read more »

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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 reality of traffic snarls and throngs of... read more »

Travelling through Mount Abu

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Great road trips around the world

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6 experiences which are unique to Ooty

As the summer retreat for generations of British officials, and later, scores of city-dwellers, Ooty has developed plenty of activities to entertain all age... read more »

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US, Turkey Mutually drop Visa offerings in Escalating Row

ISTANBUL, TURKEY:The United States and Turkey on sunday scaled returned visa issuing offerings in every different’s nations in a deepening diplomatic Row sparked via the arrest of a turkish... read more »

Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong is North ko...

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Top Republican Lawmaker says us on course for World War...

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