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Nokia 3310 clones Micromax X1i & Dar...

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

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

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

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

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

Android O First Impressions: Quick Toggl...

Android O First Impressions: Quick Toggles, Smart Text Select, Picture in P...

HIGHLIGHTS Android O beta is now available to download online It is only available for the Pixel and Nexus phones Android O was the most awaited segment at Google I/O 2017. The update will be crucial for Google now that it already has 2 billion active users on its platform. To test waters the... read more »

WannaCry Ransomware: Security Experts Fi...

WannaCry Ransomware: Security Experts Find Clues to Lingering Risks

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers are struggling to try to find early traces of WannaCry They are having more luck dissecting flaws that limited its spread Experts warn further attacks that fix weaknesses in WannaCry will follow Two-thirds of those caught up in the past week’s global ransomware... read more »

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Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession

Mandela memorial translator branded `fake`

Johannesburg – South African Translators’ Institute (Sati) has claimed that the African National Congress (ANC) was aware about the “dodgy” behavior of the sign language interpreter,... read more »

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for s...

Pretoria –  South Africans will get a second chance Thursday to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela, a day after his distraught widow... read more »

Mandela’s body taken to presidential inauguration...

Mandela's body taken to presidential inauguration site

Pretoria – The body of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was Wednesday brought back to the Union Buildings here... read more »

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was ‘fakeR...

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was 'fake'

The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial... read more »

Tears and tributes as Nelson Mandela lies in state

Tears and tributes as Nelson Mandela lies in state

Pretoria – Nelson Mandela’s tearful widow was among scores of family and dignitaries who stopped to pay their last respects before his open casket... read more »

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All India

Researcher Claims That India, Not China, Is The World’s Mos...

This potentially radical suggestion was made Monday by Yi Fuxian, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, during an event at China’s Peking... read more »

India does not impose partnerships on others: Arun...

Jaitley compared India’s investment in African nations with China and added that India is amongst the most important emerging investors in... read more »

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

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

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Projects Worth Rs 993 Cror...

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

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

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

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Asia

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire

Pakistan troops fire at three border posts

Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on the international border here Wednesday. “Pakistan Rangers started firing at three BSF outposts in Arnia area today morning,” a senior police... read more »

Sri Lanka: Police raids Mahinda Rajapaksa’s countr...

Colombo – Embattled former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s country home in the southern province has been raided by police who were... read more »

1,000 lash sentence for Saudi blogger postponed

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday’s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after he... read more »

Pakistan Hangs Terrorist, 20th Execution Since Moratori...

LAHORE: Pakistan today hanged a terrorist of a banned anti-Shiite outfit in Lahore after a court upheld the death penalty awarded to him, taking the number of... read more »

Indian Among 22 Missing After Boat Sinks in China: Medi...

SHANGHAI: More than 20 people were missing today after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China’s longest river, state media and... read more »

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Compensate for your Absence in the Best Possible Ways

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

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New phased implementation strategy of Eway bill sy...

Eway bill update so far : After being run out from the field in the very beginning phase of its introduction on Feb 1 2018, the day marked for... read more »

GST : The beginners guide

Introduction : GST stands for Goods and Services Tax. Goods and Service Tax (GST) is a type of tax introduced in India from July 2017. GST is a consumption... read more »

Should small businesses invest in payroll software?

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Well, one of the most important considerations of small businesses is to make investments only and only where it is necessary in order to keep the business... read more »

Have composition GST number, want to sell Online, What ...

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

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China adds destroyer to its East China Sea fleet

China adds destroyer to its East China Sea fleet

Beijing – A destroyer was commissioned for the East China Sea fleet of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Thursday, Xinhua reported. The warship, Zhengzhou, belongs to the new... read more »

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine

China flays Abe’s Yasukuni visit

Beijing – China Thursday condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni shrine, saying the gesture is “a... read more »

China sets five-year plan to check corruption

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

Beijing – The Communist Party of China (CPC) has vowed to fight corruption and maintain its “high-handed posture” in the next five... read more »

China exposes corrupt disciplinary officials

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

Beijing – The top disciplinary arm of the Communist Partyof China (CPC) Wednesday detailed four corruption cases involving disciplinary officials as... read more »

China launches communication satellite for Bolivia

China launches communication satellite for Bolivia

Beijing – China successfully sent a Bolivian communications satellite into orbit with its Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest Xichang Satellite... read more »

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Cricket

Can Suresh Raina do a ‘Yuvraj of 2011’? Dhoni answers

Yuvraj Singh’s 15 wickets in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was one of the major factors which contributed to Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifting the coveted trophy but the Indian captain says last... read more »

Meet the underdogs of this year’s World Cup

This year’s World Cup is not just about Virat Kohli’s smashing 107 against Pakistan or Chris Gayle’s record-breaking 215 against... read more »

New Zealand prepares for Gayle in World Cup quarterfina...

The undefeated New Zealand squad is preparing to take on Chris Gayle in the World Cup quarterfinals, regardless of any uncertainty over the fitness of the... read more »

No autographs during play: BCCI

From children to adults, no fan is immune to the thrill of getting an autograph from their favourite sportsperson. In fact, it’s a common sight to see... read more »

Maxwell on how to stop Maxwell: Change the rules, put 1...

Q. Glenn, just the celebration when you made the hundred, how much of it was just a weight lifted off your shoulders, I guess? GLENN MAXWELL: Yeah, it was a... read more »

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Economy

Rupee down 15 paise against dollarRupee down 15 paise against dollar

Rupee down 15 paise against dollar

Extending its losses for the fourth straight day, the rupee fell by another 15 paise to 62.29 against the dollar in early trade on Friday on the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to... read more »

India will never compromise on food security: Anand Sharma

India will never compromise on food security: Anan...

New Delhi – After having successfully reached through consensus a trade agreement at the WTO meet, held in Indonesia, India will never... read more »

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equ! ities markets was trading flat at 80.51 points or 0.39 percent up during the pre-noon trade Tuesday. Good... read more »

RBI-reference rate for US dollar, euro

RBI-reference rate for US dollar, euro

 The Reserve Bank of India on Monday fixed the reference rate of rupee against U.S. dollar at 62.1024 and the euro at 85.4284 as against 62.1266 and 85.4135... read more »

Sensex closes 50 points down; oil and ! gas stocks down

Sensex closes 50 points down; oil and ! gas stocks down

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets ended Monday’s trade 50 points or 0.24 percent down, as inflation data dashed any hopes of... read more »

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Education

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 is now looking at American academics for... read more »

Indian education needs greater thrust on skill and...

AHMEDABAD: Indian teachers have voiced their opinions on the current state of India’s learning environment through ‘Pearson Voice of... read more »

Tech institutions take the lead

The increased global emphasis on high-impact scientific and technological research is on display in this year’s QS World University Rankings, which are... read more »

IIM-A Insight ready with new vision

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AHMEDABAD: Insight, the marketing conclave of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, will begin on Saturday on the institute’s campus. Over the... read more »

IIM likely to be established in Gaya

GAYA: Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech proposed the establishment of Indian Institute of Management in Bihar. The Union govt has asked... read more »

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Entertainment

Kareena Kapoor Khan shared an UNSEEN video of Tiger Taimur’...

Today is the fifth birthday of Karena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s eldest son, Taimur Ali Khan. The social network is already buzzing with blessings for the little Munchkin. Today Prince... read more »

Spider-Man: No Way Home producer Amy Pascal asked ...

By now, Spider-Man fans know that Peter Parker and MJ were in a relationship. Neither of them went into detail about this, but Tom Holland and... read more »

Salman Khan Announces Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2 at RRR Event ...

Salman Khan officially announced the Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2 at the RRR Prerelease event in Mumbai on Sunday. The sequel will be written by S.S.’s father.... read more »

Pushpa creators removed scandalous scenes of Alla Arjun...

Sukumara’s ‘Pushpa the Rise’ was released on December 17th. The producers decided to remove the scandalous scene with Allu Arjun and... read more »

83: Ranveer Singh features on Burj Khalifa, Deepika Pad...

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The upcoming sports drama 83, starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, is just around the corner. Producers are doing their best to prepare viewers for... read more »

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Europe

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

French cops open new inquiry in Princess Diana’s `murder plot`

London – Mere days after the Met Police announced that they had finished looking into Princess Diana’s supposed ‘murder plot’, French cops have declared a new inquiry in the allegations... read more »

Matteo Renzi elected Italian left's new leader

Matteo Renzi elected Italian left’s new lead...

Rome – Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi won a resounding victory in the race to lead Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party, part of the... read more »

Sweden partner in NSA snoop-op on Russia, documents rev...

Snowden denies wanting asylum in exchange for information

Wellington – Sweden has been reportedly collaborating with the US in spying on Russia, documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed. The... read more »

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child s...

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child sex abuse

London – Pope Francis is setting up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church. The announcement was made by the... read more »

Berlusconi’s girlfriend appeals to Pope Francis to salv...

Berlusconi’s girlfriend appeals to Pope Francis to salvage his name

London – Silvio Berlusconi’s girlfriend has requested Pope Francis to grant her an audience so she can fight to clear the expelled senator’s... read more »

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Far East

Japan sets up new panel for national security

Japan sets up new panel for national security

Japan on Wednesday created a National Security Council, giving the prime minister’s office greater authority over security matters. The law approved by parliament would give Premier Shinzo Abe... read more »

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as street protests continue

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as stree...

Thailand’s main opposition party on Tuesday kicked off a censure debate on the performance of embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatara and... read more »

Anti-government protesters occupy Thai finance ministry

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as street protests continue

BANGKOK – Thousands of anti-government protesters broke barricades and police lines on Monday to get inside the premises of the Finance Ministry in the... read more »

Volcano erupts to form new islet in Japan

Volcano erupts to form new islet in Japan

Tokyo – A volcano eruption has formed a new islet about 1,000 km south of Tokyo in the Ogasawara chain. The islet is about 200 meters in diameter and... read more »

Fukushima nuke disaster `warning to world`, Tepco head ...

Fukushima nuke disaster `warning to world`, Tepco head tells UK

London – The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant head has said that the catastrophic triple meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011 was... read more »

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Nation pays homage to B.R. Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary

Nation pays homage to B.R. Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary

New Delhi – President Pranab Mukherjee led the nation in paying homage to Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar on his 58th death anniversary here today. Mukherjee offered floral tributes... read more »

Gandhian Nelson Mandela: a hero who battled apartheid

Gandhian Nelson Mandela: a hero who battled aparth...

Pretoria – South Africa’s first black p! resident Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday, was an icon for ending the much-reviled apartheid... read more »

Jhumpa Lahiri’s “The Lowland” among T...

Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Lowl! and" among Time's top 10

By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec (IANS) Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland”, set in Kolkata... read more »

Garo community in Nagaland celebrates “Wangala” Festiva...

Garo community in Nagaland celebrates “Wangala” Festival with great enthusiasm

Dimapur – Celebration is a way of life for the people in the northeast. Recently, the Garo community in Nagaland celebrated the Wangala Festival in... read more »

Guwahati hosts Young Leaders Connect Conference

Guwahati hosts Young Leaders Connect Conference

Guwahati – In order to highlight rich prospects of development in the northeast and to discuss various issues concerning the region, young achievers... read more »

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Food

5 foods that make you smarter

Oily fish A common problem that several people face today is trying to recollect simple everyday tasks — what errands you need to run, who you’re supposed to call or what you had for lunch.... read more »

10 breath freshening foods

1. Water! Water! Water!: Water is a quick and an easily accessible remedy for rapidly making that breath fresh. And it is a simple tip to follow.... read more »

This monsoon, make bombils Parsi-style!

The way Parsis enjoy Bombay Duck is distinct from other communities. Says Pervin Marzban Bilimoria who loves to cook the fish, “Vinegar is the trick... read more »

Foods to try in Amsterdam

The eats you just have to indulge in on your next visit to the Dutch capital Having evolved from being a city on the bank of the river Amstel in the 12th... read more »

Recipe: Konkani egg curry

Ingredients: Four eggs, half cup finely chopped onion, three or four medium sized tomatoes (blanched and skin removed), one tsp chopped ginger, one tsp... read more »

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Football

Dunga tipped to return as Brazil coach

Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has emerged as a favourite to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari as coach of the Selecao. The 50-year-old is in talks with the country’s top football... read more »

England drop in Fifa world rankings to 20th

The drop of 10 places following a poor World Cup means they are behind Bosnia-Hercegovina, Costa Rica and the USA. Spain have gone from top to... read more »

Luiz Felipe Scolari: Brazil coach ‘resigns’...

Scolari, 65, won the tournament in 2002 but his side could only finish fourth when hosting this year’s event. His team were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in... read more »

Tears, cheers in Argentina

Buenos Aires – Argentines reacted with tears, cheers and violence after the dream of a third World Cup title slipped through their fingers Sunday, as... read more »

FIFA 2014 :Huge Success for Brazil, But Not on the Fiel...

RIO DE JANEIRO — When Mario Götze settled a crossing pass with his chest and volleyed a goal that won the World Cup, German fans roared in ecstatic... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Gold inches up for third day; Fed eyed for rate outlook

SINGAPORE: Gold inched up for a third straight session on Wednesday as speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve would vow to maintain interest rates at low levels when the US central bank... read more »

Gold, silver up on increased buying, firm global c...

Gold prices rose further by Rs. 10 to Rs 27,460 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday, on increased buying by jewellers and retailers for... read more »

Gold price ends at fresh 3-month low of Rs 27,415 per t...

New Delhi: Gold prices fell further by Rs 195 to close at fresh three-month low of Rs 27,415 per ten gram in the national capital Friday on continued selling... read more »

Gold at three-month low on global cues

Extending losses for the eighth straight day, gold prices tumbled to trade at a three-month low of Rs. 27,600 per ten gram by falling Rs. 150 in the national... read more »

Gold dips below Rs 28K level on weak global cues

Continuing its losing streak for the fourth straight day, gold prices dipped below the Rs 28,000-level by falling Rs 70 to hit over two-month low of Rs 27,950... read more »

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Health & Fitness

6 ways sitting is killing you

That office chair, couch, cushion or bean bag isn’t the real culprit. It’s your lazy habit of parking yourself in a spot that is silently ringing the death knell for you. It’s... read more »

Drink your way to great skin

– While carrots are good for the eyes, carrot juice is said to be great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, known to avert the... read more »

Super benefits of ginger you did not know

Ginger is one condiment which not just spices up your food and gives it the punch; it also comes with a lot of health and beauty benefits. Here are some of... read more »

Simple exercises to reduce eye strain

Do you find yourself squinting your eyes and rubbing them in irritation often? Owing to the exposure of the computer screens and mobile phones in our daily... read more »

The secret to a long life? 80% of men could avoid a hea...

  Not smoking, taking exercise and drinking in moderation key to reducing risk Healthy diet and having a waist measuring below 37 inches also... read more »

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Investing

Swiss gold exports to India cross Rs 1.2 lakh crore

Switzerland’s gold exports to India crossed Rs 1.2 lakh crore in 2014 even as concerns persist over bullion being used to channel illicit funds into the Indian shores. The value of precious metal... read more »

Gold And Silver : 2014

Gold Prices Fall as Traders Lock In Gains

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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Lifestyle

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

50 days of war leave Israelis and Palestinians only more entrench...

JERUSALEM: Only time will tell whether Israel will maintain the quiet it so desperately sought during 50 days of war with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, and whether Hamas will leverage the... read more »

IS struggling to control its new-found oil riches:...

DUBAI: Though the dreaded Islamic State is earning over $3 million daily by producing about 80,000 barrels of oil in Iraq and Syria, experts say the... read more »

The rise of ISIS: Group of 10,000 fighters now controls...

ISIS now controls territory the size of the UK, is making £600,000 a day from selling oil and ransoming hostages and has a fighting force of 10,000... read more »

US jets again strike jihadists around Iraqi dam

WASHINGTON: The United States carried out another round of air strikes on Monday against militants from the so-called Islamic States battling Iraqi and... read more »

Israel claims nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land near...

JERUSALEM: Israel laid claim on Sunday to nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem — a step that could herald... read more »

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Listing shares of parent company Policybazaar: listing PB Fintech...

Policy operator PB Fintech, initial public offering (IPO) was listed on the stock exchange on Monday. At the opening, the PB Fintech IPO was listed at a price of Rs 1,150 on the Bombay Stock... read more »

Babasaheb Purandare, Padma Vibhushan, dies at the ...

Padma Vibhushan Babasaheb Purandare died at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune around 5 a.m. on a weekday morning. He was ninety-nine years old... read more »

On the way from New Delhi to Jhansi, a Taj Express bogi...

According to railway officials, an air-conditioned coach of the Jhansi-bound 04062 Taj Super Fast (SF) Express caught fire immediately after departing from... read more »

Today’s gasoline and diesel prices: Prices have r...

Petrol and diesel rates in several cities across the country, including the national capital Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and others, remained steady on... read more »

Indian Covid-19 vaccine ‘highly efficacious’...

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin was found to have a 77.8% efficacy rate against symptomatic Covid-19 patients, The Lancet said Covaxin ‘induces a robust... read more »

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North America

US defies Chinese restrictions by flying bombers over Senkaku islands

US defies Chinese restrictions by flying bombers over Senkaku isl...

Washington – The United States has reportedly flown two B-52 bombers over the disputed Senkaku Islands as part of a training exercise amid increased tensions in the sensitive region. The two... read more »

US school shooter obsessed with mass murders

US school shooter obsessed with mass murders

Washington – A report on the December 2012 “massacre of the innocents” at a US elementary school says that the gunman had an... read more »

Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal against ‘tough...

Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal against 'tough talk and bluster'

London – President Barack Obama has defended the breakthrough deal between Iran and world powers on Tehran’s nuclear programme. Obama however... read more »

Obama assuages Netanyahu on Iran post ‘historic b...

Obama assuages Netanyahu on Iran post 'historic blunder' remarks

Washington – President Barack Obama has reaffirmed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on working out a comprehensive solution for preventing Iran... read more »

Historic deal limits Iran’s ability to make a bom...

Historic deal limits Iran's ability to make a bomb: Obama

Washington – As ! Iran and six world powers struck a historic deal early Sunday over Tehran’s nuclear programme, US President Barack Obama said it... read more »

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Politics

Ready to Forego Power if CM Grants Total Loan Waiver, Says Uddhav...

Nashik: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said he is prepared to forego power and withdraw all the party’s ministers from the BJP-led government in Maharashtra if Chief Minister... read more »

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party hops from farce ...

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... 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 out... 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 »

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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... read more »

Isro says India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is on...

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

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

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

Mars Mission completes 300 days in space

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

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

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

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South Asia

'Pyar kiya to darna kya': Karzai on ties with India!

‘Pyar kiya to darna kya’: Karzai on ties with India!

Pune – Afghan President Hamid Karzai, acknowledging the “love affair” between India and Afghanistan, has said if India continues with its current levels of support to his government for... read more »

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

Colombo – Visiting Pakistani Naval Chief Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila discussed ways to boost military cooperation with Sri Lanka, the... read more »

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Islamabad – The Sindh High Court Monday reserved its judgment on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s plea for removing his name from the... read more »

Former president Hassan returns to Maldives

Former president Hassan returns to Maldives

Male – Former Maldives president Mohamed Waheed Hassan, who left for Hong Kong on the eve of the Nov 16 presidential elections, returned to the... read more »

Nepal’s CPN-Maoist party demands roundtable confe...

Nepal's Maoist party not to join government

Kathmandu – The Communist Party of Nepal, Maoist (CPN-Maoist), which boycotted the Nov 19 national elections, has reiterated its demand for holding a... read more »

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Captain’s knock: Kohli shows maturity in Sri Lanka Test ser...

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

Sports Ministry approves names for Dronacharya Awa...

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

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

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

IPL 2013 spot-fixing’s Lodha Committee office burgled

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