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Review Your Health Insurance Policy Before It’s Too Late

‘Change’ is the basic nature of life, as it keeps changing. With a change in everything, our insurance requirements also keep changing through different junctures of our lives. The changes in life may be changes in family composition, in expenses and income, liabilities and assets and what... read more »

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Friday Prayers To Be Broadcast, 2-Minute Silence: New Zealand PM

The bodies of victims from New Zealand’s mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch’s Memorial Park Cemetery on Wednesday – the first burials of the 50 victims. Wrapped in white cloth, the bodies were laid to... read more »

Modi must take history lessons and classes with top BJP leaders: Digvijay Singh
Digvijaya Singh compared Modi with Hitle...

Digvijaya Singh compared Modi with Hitler and Mussolini

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the most infamous dictators of history, Hitler and Mussolini, as he tweeted about the need for love, peace and compassion in the world. He was responding to party chief Rahul Gandhi’s tweet condemning the... read more »

AAP leaders sits outside Election Commis...

AAP leaders sits outside Election Commission office, Protesting AAP call ce...

Aam Aam Party leaders, led by Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, squatted outside the Election Commission office on Friday protesting against the alleged raids at the party’s call centers. A delegation of AAP met the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora to lodge a complaint against... read more »

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Nelson Mandela's body arrives for viewing in South Africa

Nelson Mandela’s body arrives for viewing in South Africa

The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-coloured South African flag, arrived on Wednesday at the seat of power in the country’s capital for public... read more »

Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at Mandela memorial

Obama shakes hands with Cuba’s Raul Castro a...

President Barack Obama has shaken hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson... read more »

World’s high and mighty join Mandela memorial ser...

World's high and mighty join Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg – The memor! ial service to honour former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela got under way Tuesday at the... read more »

World leaders walk in for Mandela memorial service

World leaders walk in for Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg – Top world leaders walked into the FNB Stadium here Tuesday joining thousands of people to attend the memorial service of former South... read more »

South Africans brave rain for Mandela memorial service

South Africans brave rain for Mandela memorial service

Johannesburg – Braving heavy rain, thousands of people Tuesday flocked to the FNB stadium in Soweto to attend the memorial service of former president... read more »

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DRDO Test-Fires BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile From Odisha Coa...

India successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast today. The missile is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg. read more »

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Goa’s Laxmikant Parsekar Loses; Close Contes...

In a setback to BJP, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar was today humbled in his sitting seat Mandrem by Congress candidate Dayanand Sopte, as... read more »

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Pak Court Declares Taliban Chief ‘Proclaimed Offender’...

Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah and the outfit’s former spokesman Shahidullah Shahid were today declared “proclaimed offenders” by a court here in connection with last... read more »

US drone strike kills seven in South Waziristan

PESHAWAR – At least seven suspected militants have been killed while four others injured in a US drone strike near the Pak-Afghan border in South... read more »

Iran to build two more nuclear plants: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the country would build two more nuclear plants in the southern city of Bushehr in line with the peaceful... read more »

Pope Francis lands in Sri Lanka for ‘mission of m...

Pope Francis has called for respect for human rights, inclusivity, and the “pursuit of truth” as he started a six-day Asian tour in Sri Lanka. The... read more »

Children return to Army Public School in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Child survivors of Pakistan´s worst ever terrorist attack returned to the school on Monday, where Taliban militants massacred their classmates,... read more »

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Strong U.S. job growth, rising wages set stage for Fed rate hike

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. employers hired workers at a robust pace in February, beating expectations, and wages grinded higher, which could give the Federal Reserve the green light to raise... read more »

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Volkswagen pleads guilty in U.S. court in diesel e...

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG pleaded guilty on Friday to fraud, obstruction of justice and falsifying statements as part of a... read more »

U.S. extends leniency programme for companies that disc...

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

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

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

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China urges personnel's safety in South Sudan

China urges personnel’s safety in South Sudan

United Nations – China has called on all parties of South Sudan to take effective measures to stop violence, protect civilians, and ensure personnel’s safety, Xinhua reported. Liu Jieyi,... read more »

China wants more US high-tech imports

China wants more US high-tech imports

Beijing – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged the US to relax limits on China’s high-tech imports. “We expect the US to relax... read more »

China slams Japan for slandering its air defence zone i...

China slams Japan for slandering its air defence zone in international forum

London – China has condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for “maliciously slandering” the newly declared air defence zone of Beijing... read more »

China probes powerful ex-security officer over graft ch...

China probes powerful ex-security officer over graft charges

Washington – Chinese President Xi Jinping has authorized a corruption inquiry against the powerful former head of the domestic security apparatus, Zhou... read more »

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

Beijing – China hailed its Chang’e-3 lunar probe mission “a complete success” Sunday night, after its first moon rover Yutu, or Jade... read more »

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Warning bells? Dhoni says Jadeja needs to step up, improve battin...

Holders India marched into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with their fourth consecutive win but all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s form with the bat has left captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni a... read more »

ICC World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar Superfan Sudhir Ga...

  Perth: Sudhir Gautam is a well known face to cricket fans the world over thanks to his impeccable body paint and the huge Indian flag he... read more »

KP reveals has received offers from English counties to...

Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has kept alive the talks of his possible return to the national side after he revealed that he has received offers this... read more »

World Cup: Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat Koh...

Amid the furore generated by Virat Kohli’s abusive behaviour with an Indian journalist, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today tried to diffuse the... read more »

India-SA WC match seen by 257 mn viewers in India

The India-South Africa tie in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was viewed by 257 million fans, according to TAM data CS4+, extrapolated to the universe... read more »

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Sensex trades flat during early session

Sensex closes flat; capital goods stocks plunge

Mumbai – A key index of the Indian equities markets Tuesday closed flat as a result of profit bookings, a day after it rallied 329.89 points, on the back of the recent state election... read more »

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Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets! was trading flat at 82.18 points or 0.39 percent down in the pre-noon trade... read more »

Rupee rises 28 paise to 2-month high at 61.13 against d...

Rupee rises 28 paise to 2-month high at 61.13 against dollar

The rupee surged to its highest level in nearly four months in intra-day trade and fell back to close with a 28 paise gain at 61.13 against the dollar on... read more »

Air India asks employees on sabbatical to return to wor...

Air India asks employees on sabbatical to return to work or quit Air India asks employees on sabbatical to return to work or quit

Mumbai -: Five years after it had announced a sabbatical scheme for its staff to reduce the bulging salary bill, national air carrier Air India has asked the... read more »

Obama pushes for extension of unemployment benefits

Obama pushes for extension of unemployment benefits

Washington – President Barack Obama Saturday urged lawmakers to extend unemployment benefits for millions of unemployed Americans before Christmas to... read more »

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TN to introduce 163 new courses in Arts, Science colleges

As part of her government’s effort to give a boost to the Higher Education sector, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday proposed introducing 163 new courses in Arts and Science... read more »

A journalism course for the visually-impaired stud...

MYSORE – JSS Mahavidyapeetha, has introduced a mass communication and journalism course for visually-impaired students at JSS Polytechnic For... read more »

NET to be held under CBSE’s watch

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday decided to “outsource” the conduct of the National Eligibility Test (NET) for university-level teaching... read more »

IIMC, SRFTI and FTII to get national tag

NEW DELHI: In a move that is likely to give a boost to international collaborations and funding, three premier institutes — Indian Institute of Mass... read more »

Civil Services Aptitude Test rollback?

Last week, students led by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parsihad (ABVP) protested against the pattern of the civil services preliminary test, conducted by... read more »

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‘Raabta’ new song: Sushant Singh Rajput’s ‘Sadda move...

While the first song from the Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon starrer ‘Raabta’ showcased the crackling chemistry between the lead couple, its title track featured the sensational... read more »

Emma Watson wins first ‘genderless award’ in histo...

Emma Watson picked up the first-ever Genderless Acting Award for the Best Actor category at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. The 27-year-old star made... read more »

Justin Bieber to land in Mumbai today and there’s a LON...

2 days to go for Justin Bieber’s concert and this is how he will be showered with gifts! The day is nearing, Beliebers, and yes, we can hear your hearts... read more »

Dangal China Collections: First Weekend

Dangal has smashed the previous records of Hindi films in the Chinese markets. It has already crossed the lifetime business of all films barring PK, which... read more »

Kabir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan come together for a film....

Those who have seen the film trailer of the Salman Khan starrer Tubelight, just cannot stop raving about the same. Touted to be the next potential... read more »

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Oz sticks to stand on China’s disputed air defence zone despite Beijing criticism

Oz sticks to stand on China’s disputed air defence zone despite B...

Sydney – Australia has stood by its criticism of China’s decision to impose an air-defence zone in the East China Sea without consultation, despite Beijing’s rebuke. Foreign Minister... read more »

Italy's senate expels Silvio Berlusconi over tax fraud

Italy’s senate expels Silvio Berlusconi over...

London – The Italian Senate has voted to expel former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament over his conviction for tax... read more »

Princess Diana’s `fairy-tale` dress set to fetch 80,000...

Princess Diana’s `fairy-tale` dress set to fetch 80,000 pounds at auction

Melbourne – Princess Diana’s “most ornate and romantic” ball gown is all set to go under the hammer and is expected to fetch around 80,000... read more »

Pope Francis says Church won’t be `progressive` in allo...

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child sex abuse

Washington – Pope Francis has reportedly said that the Catholic Church will not be ‘progressive’ to abandon its views about the morality of... read more »

German coalition agreement emerging

German coalition agreement emerging

Berlin – Germany’s two main parties agreed on various issues in their final round of coalition talks Tuesday night, sending a signal that an... read more »

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Quake hits Japan

Quake hits Japan

Tokyo – A 5.5-magnitude quake hit Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture Sunday morning, according Japan’s Meteorological Agency. There were no immediate report of any loss of life or damage... read more »

Dangerous operation to remove fuel rods about to begin at Fukushima nuke plant

Dangerous operation to remove fuel rods about to b...

London – Engineers are preparing to extract the first of more than 1,000 nuclear fuel rods from one of the wrecked reactor buildings at... read more »

Two South Korean firms in Kaesong to close operations

Two South Korean firms in Kaesong to close operations

Seoul – Two South Korean companies in the Kaesong industrial complex have decided to close operations due to the unfavourable business conditions,... read more »

six dead as tourist ferry sinks off Thai resort: Report

six dead as tourist ferry sinks off Thai resort: Report

Bangkok – At least six passengers including three foreigners died after a tourist ferry sank on Sunday off the Thai resort of Pattaya, police... read more »

Japan ruling-party panel to propose break-of Fukushima ...

Japan ruling-party panel to propose break-of Fukushima operator

Tokyo: A Japanese ruling-party panel will recommend the break-up of Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) after shortcomings in the firm’s handling of... read more »

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K.P.S. Gill: Larger than life

K.P.S. Gill: Larger than life

By Rahul Dass Book: “KPS Gill: The Paramount Cop”; Author: Rahul Chandan; Publisher: Maple Press; Pages:244; Price: Rs.295. K.P.S. Gill, the supercop who crushed terrorism in! Punjab,... read more »

Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book AwardJhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

By Arun Kumar Washington – Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland” failed to... read more »

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Patna – Shooting of the first documentary film on legendary British ! author George Orwell began at his birthplace in Motihari town of Bihar !... read more »

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

Poverty the key trigger of violence, say Indian kids

By Prantick Majumder New Delhi – Children across the world are aware of the causes of violence in their countries and 50 percent of children in India... read more »

Agra’s homeless get new night shelters

Agra's homeless get new night shelters

By Brij Khandelwal Agra – Good Samaritans in the Taj city have got together to open night shelters free of cost for the poor and the homeless, as the... read more »

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Tiramisu: Recipe

Your guide to whipping up the mouth-watering Italian dessert.Ingredients Nine teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in one and a half cups of water (cooled)– 250 ml baileys – 400... read more »

Mango Smoothie

It will refresh you instantly Ingredients: One tbsp mango jam, 250 ml beaten yogurt, half tsp clove powder, crushed ice Method: Blend a spoon of... read more »

Food for your healthy bones

Nutrients like calcium and vitamin D are essential if you want to build strong bones. While calcium helps strengthen bones and teeth structure, vitamin D... read more »

Ice-cream sandwiches are the hotnew dessert

Reports are calling them the new cupcake.We bite into the trend to find out more… Throwing a summer soiree? This might be perfect as a chilled... read more »

Health tips for cooking red meat

In this health conscious age eating non vegetarian food is close to taboo. Consuming red meat does not imply one will develop lifestyle diseases. It depends... read more »

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Germany, Argentina dominate Golden Ball shortlist

Finalists Germany and Argentina have four and three players shortlisted respectively for the Golden Ball award given to the World Cup’s best player. Defenders Mats Hummels and Philipp Lahm,... read more »

World Cup 2014 : 26,000 police and soldiers to pro...

Some 26,000 police and soldiers will provide security Sunday for the World Cup final in Rio between Argentina and Germany, the Brazilian justice... read more »

Argentina, Germany start final tuning, Suarez loses app...

Argentina and Germany were both back at work on Thursday, secretly hatching plans for Sunday’s World Cup final as Uruguay striker Luis Suarez lost his... read more »

Klose breaks World Cup scoring record

Mirolsav Klose became the World Cup’s all-time top scorer on Tuesday scoring in Germany’s apparent rout of Brazil to take his goal tally in the... read more »

Germany impose historic 7-1 World Cup defeat on Brazil

Brazil have never suffered such a big defeat in any international tournament and never put on such a shambolic defense performance as during an 18-minute... read more »

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Gold gains 230 on global cues, seasonal demand

Snapping its nine-day losing streak, gold prices recovered by Rs. 230 to Rs. 28,260 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday on a firming trend overseas and emergence of buying by jewellers... read more »

Gold trading outlook: futures lower as dollar rise...

Gold futures were lower during early trade in Europe today, as investors look towards economic data to further strengthen speculation for an earlier... read more »

Gold remains weak on sluggish demand; silver ends lower

NEW DELHI: Continuing its losing streak for the eight straight session, gold prices shed Rs 40 to close at almost one-month low of Rs 28,100 per 10 grams in... read more »

Gold futures decline to Rs. 28,420 per 10 gm; silver do...

NEW DELHI, AUG 18:   Gold prices fell 0.82 per cent to Rs. 28,420 per 10 grams at the futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by... read more »

Gold demand drops 16% led by declines in India to China

London: Gold demand fell 16% in the second quarter, led by declines in India and China, the World Gold Council said. Global demand slipped to 963.8 tonnes... read more »

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6 reasons to run a marathon

A lot of serious and regular runners will swear by the fact that running everyday, be it for a marathon or not, is the most rewarding experience that one can have.Training to run a marathon not only... read more »

Air pollution harming brains of urban young

Researchers at the University of Montana found that when air particulate matter and their components such as metals are inhaled or swallowed, they... read more »

Exercises that help you battle pain

Walking for back pain: Got a nagging backache? Simply put on your sports shoes and walk. Numerous studies throw light on how walking lessens pain, boosts... read more »

8 healthy foods every woman must eat

While eating healthy is essential for both the sexes, men and women have different dietary requirements. Here are some foods that every woman must include in... read more »

Daily breakfast may protect kids from diabetes

Make sure that your kids do not skip breakfast as researchers have found that regular consumption of a healthy breakfast may help children lower their risk of... read more »

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Appetite for jewellery boosts India gold demand: WGC

Indian appetite for gold jumped by more than a third in the last quarter, in sharp contrast to the rest of the world, boosted by jewellery demand for the wedding season, an industry body said on... read more »

Gold, silver at multi-year lows on overseas cues

NEW DELHI: Gold and silver prices slumped to their multi-year lows to trade at Rs 25,800 per 10 grams and Rs 34,900 per kg, respectively in the... read more »

Gold, silver likely to trade lower; copper may rise

Global markets traded mixed in the last fortnight as the US Fed’s decision to wind up its bond buying programme acted as a boost for equities wherein... read more »

Gold struggles on stronger economic data, higher equiti...

Gold steadied on Monday but failed to make any recovery from three straight days of losses as stronger global economic data and higher equities curbed the... read more »

Gold moves up by 0.55 pct on global cues

Tracking a firming global trend, gold prices rose 0.55 per cent to Rs 27,119 per ten gram in futures trade today as speculators enlarged positions. At the... read more »

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Foodies beware! Junk food could make you ‘depressed’

If you love gorging on fast food, chances are that you might end up being depressed, claims a new study. San Diego State University researchers analysed almost 5000 individuals’ trans fats... read more »

Working moms readily accepted now

Societal acceptance of working mothers is now a given and is at an all-time high, says a new study. Researchers analysed data from nearly 600,000... read more »

Say no to vitamin B12 to keep pimples at bay

Tired of pimples on your skin? A new research claims that staying away from vitamin B12 will keep off painful acne. According to the new UCLA research, the... read more »

Donna Karan resigns from her fashion house as chief exe...

Renowned American designer Donna Karan has withdrawn her name as a chief executive from her company Donna Karan International (DKI). Donna Karan New York... read more »

How exercise can keep your brain `young` while you age

In a new study, researchers have shown that endurance exercise may help prevent cognitive decline, keeping your brain working fully as you age. University of... read more »

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Egyptian court sentences Brotherhood leader Badie to life in pris...

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence during protests last year,... read more »

UN chief welcomes Gaza truce deal

“A brighter future for Gaza and Israel depends on a sustainable ceasefire. It is up to the parties to live up to this responsibility,”... read more »

Netanyahu warns Gaza civilians after Israel destroys ap...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians on Sunday to leave immediately any site where militants are operating, one day after Israel... read more »

Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killed

GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end... read more »

New Zealand becoming popular with Indian students

MUMBAI: New Zealand has emerged as a popular destination for Indian students, the country’s high commissioner to India has said. There was an increase... read more »

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Modi Remains ‘By Far’ Most Popular Figure In Indian Politics: Pew...

Washington: High Minister Narendra Modi stays “With the Aid of Far” The most famous determine in Indian politics, The pew stated on wednesday, releasing the principle findings of its... read more »

Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP MLAS Keep Fingers Cros...

New Delhi: Many BJP mlas are stated to be worried that pm modi and party leader Amit Shah can also put into effect their timetested components of... read more »

Tamil Nadu Rains: Schools Shut In Chennai, Tiruvallur, ...

As Rains preserve to lash Tamil Nadu, Schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur and kancheepuram districts will stay closed today. the declaration became made by using... read more »

As India Seeks Comfort In Privatisation, Delhi’s Toxic ...

The headlines about Delhi’s polluted Air are deceptive. for the indian medical affiliation and the delhi government to call this an emergency is comparable... read more »

GST Council Meeting: State Finance Ministers Want Lesse...

Nation Finance Ministers emphasized on the need to have quarterly returns, lesser gadgets in 28 consistent with cent tax slab and a simplified composition... read more »

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Obama names acting Pentagon deputy chief

Iran deal ‘important first step’: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama says a nuclear deal with Iran is an “important first step” toward addressing the world’s concerns over the Islamic republic’s disputed nuclear programme. Mr.... read more »

U.S. spied on Netherlands from 1946 to 1968: Snowden documents

U.S. spied on Netherlands from 1946 to 1968: Snowd...

The United States spied on the Netherlands from 1946 to 1968, the Dutch NRC newspaper quoted Snowden documents as showing on Saturday. It was not... read more »

Obama says not worried about personal safety

Obama says not worried about personal safety

Washington – President Barack Obama has said he is not much worried about his own safety, while reflecting on the assassination of President John F.... read more »

U.S. honors JFK on 50 years after assassination

U.S. honors JFK on 50 years after assassination

WASHINGTON – People across the United States came to honor former U.S. President John F. Kennedy on Friday, the day marking the 50th anniversary of his... read more »

Kerry to join world powers in Geneva to help finalize I...

Kerry to join world powers in Geneva to help finalize Iran nuke deal

Washington – United States Secretary John Kerry will reportedly join the P5+1 in Geneva to help finalize an agreement on Iran’s nuclear... read more »

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“Scared” by number of deaths in Vyapam scam

Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday said she is “scared” by the number of deaths associated with the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh and said there is “panic” in the state due... read more »

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat assures safety to Char...

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said that each person taking up the Char Dham yatra is the responsibility of the state... read more »

North east development assured with 10K road connectivi...

Former allies will return to NDA: Gadkari

The Central Government has been taking several initiatives to accelerate development work in the north-eastern region, especially to improve road and rail... read more »

Strong India-USA ties will benefit people of the world ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that strong relations between New Delhi and Washington DC will benefit people of both countries and the world at... read more »

Hindu religion has solution to all problems in world

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said Hindu religion has solution for all the problems in the worldHindu religion has solutions for all the problems of the... read more »

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Indian joint winner of George Polya Prize

Nikhil Srivastava, a young Indian mathematician, has become the first joint winner of the prestigious 2014 George Polya Prize for finding a solution to a problem that had eluded mathematicians for... read more »

LAVA UNVEILS 6-INCH PHABLET ‘MAGNUM X604’ FOR RS 1...

A new 6-inch phablet is going to hit the shelves under brand Lava. The newly launched phablet dubbedMagnum X604 is now available for Rs 11,999. The... read more »

Titan could have own Dead Sea

The ocean inside one of Saturn’s moons could be as salty as the Dead Sea, NASA scientists have found. The data comes from the Cassini space... read more »

Know all about latest Oppo Find 7: Specifications, Feat...

Chinese smartphone vendor Oppo kicked off its India operations earlier this year and has since then launched a host of smartphones including the flagship Find... read more »

US names mountain after Indian-American scientist

Akhouri Sinha, adjunct professor in Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, was recognised by US Geological... read more »

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Nepal to allow private investment in power transmission

Nepal to allow private investment in power transmission

Kathmandu – The government of Nepal is ready to invite private sector investment in power transmission line projects, an official said here Sunday. The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA),... read more »

Protests in Pakistan over Mollah's execution

Protests in Pakistan over Mollah’s execution

Islamabad – Pakistani activists of the Jamaat-i-Islami held protests in various Sindh towns giving vent to their anger over the execution of... read more »

Mollah’s hanging ‘saddens’ Pakistan i...

Mollah's hanging 'saddens' Pakistan interior minister

Islamabad – Pakistan Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed “deep grief” and concern over the execution of war criminal... read more »

India not shying away from providing military equipment...

India not shying away from providing military equipment: Karzai

New Delhi – Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and he were in full agreement on “all issues”, including... read more »

Musharraf summoned for landmark treason trial on Decemb...

Musharraf summoned for landmark treason trial on December 24

Islamabad – Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf will be summoned for the landmark treason trial on December 24. The three-member special... read more »

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Cricbuzz named title sponsor of India-Sri Lanka Test series

Cricbuzz, one of the leading cricket news and information destinations on web and mobile, was on Monday named as the title sponsor for the upcoming India-ri Lanka Test series. This sponsorship marks... read more »

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

Virat Kohli bats for five-bowler attack in Sri Lan...

Chennai: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli expressed his confidence in Ravichandran Ashwin’s batting abilities and said that there is no reason... read more »

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

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

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

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

We were sick and tired of losing: Sikander Raza

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

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top 50 packing tips

Know the rules 1. Note the number of bags you can check in. In most cases it is one piece per person. You can check up to eight on easyJet but don’t get caught out: their combinied weight still... read more »

India no longer world’s fastest-growing dome...

New Delhi – Domestic air travel is finally showing signs of revival – globally with India also showing some green shoots – after... read more »

Five ways to save money when travelling

Top tips for saving money while traveling. 1. Meal plan If you’re booking a resort holiday, it’s essential that you buy a meal plan. I learned... read more »

Solo travel : the best tour operators for singles

The travel industry has been slow to catch on to the single-traveller market; this year though, there are more opportunities than ever to strike out on your... read more »

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Thailand unrest likely to hit travel companies

Mumbai – Travel companies and airlines are anticipating a major slowdown in travel to Thailand, after the government late Tuesday declared a 60-day... read more »

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GOP Rep. Tim Murphy won’t seek reelection after reports he asked ...

Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an opponent of abortion, will not be seeking reelection at the end of his current term, ending speculation about his future a day after a news report claimed the married... read more »

Tillerson’s News Conference Only Highlights Strain...

WASHINGTON — Long-simmering tension within President Trump’s national security team spilled into public view on Wednesday as Secretary of State... read more »

Turkey Sentences 40 to Life in Coup Attempt Against Erd...

ISTANBUL, Turkey — A court in southwestern Turkey handed down life sentences on Wednesday to 40 men, including senior military officers, for trying to... read more »

Las Vegas shooting: Trump calls attacker ‘very sick as ...

At least 59 people were shot dead with more than 500 injured when a gunman sprayed bullets from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel at a country music... read more »

BSF camp near Srinagar airport attacked, ASI and three ...

SRINAGAR: Security forces foiled an attempt by the Jaish-e-Muhammed to storm a BSF camp near the high-security Srinagar airport on Tuesday, killing all three... read more »

“Thief Returned Papers”: P Chidambaram’s Dig Over Rafale Files

Taking a swipe at Attorney General KK Venugopal’s fresh remark on Rafale documents, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said today that from “stolen documents” they... read more »

“Stop Misuse Of Armed Forces’ Work In Polls”: Admiral L Ramdas, Ex-Navy ...

Former chief of naval staff, Admiral L Ramdas (retired), has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) expressing “concern” and “dismay” over what he sees as the misuse of... read more »

“We Can Also Abuse, But We Are Hindus”: Arvind Kejriwal responds Over BJP lead...

Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Avdhut Wagh Friday abused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after which the Kejriwal reported to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “rein in the person whom... read more »

Supreme Court Ordered Mediation in the Ayodhya Title Suit Under the Chairmanship of Justic...

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... 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 granted him bail on health grounds. The Naroda Patiya... read more »