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First Indo-Pak Meet On Kartarpur held in...

First Indo-Pak Meet On Kartarpur held in cordial enviroment

The first meeting between India and Pakistan experts to discuss the modalities and draft agreement for facilitation of pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib was held today in a “cordial environment”. Addressing a media briefing after the talks got over, home ministry joint secretary SCL... read more »

Supreme Court Pulls Assam Government on ...

Supreme Court Pulls Assam Government on deportation of illegal Migrants

The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down hard on the Assam government and said that it was not treating the issue of deportation of illegal migrants seriously enough. “This has gone too far. This has become a joke,” the court said. During the course of the hearing, the court questioned the... read more »

The Best Weekend Getaways from Hyderabad

The Best Weekend Getaways from Hyderabad

The technology hub of India and the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is quite fascinating in itself. With its rich heritage, architectural splendor, and iconic cuisine, this once-princely state make for an interesting exploration. While the city does reflect the culture and... read more »

Priyanka Gandhi Thrash Modi In Her First...

Priyanka Gandhi Thrash Modi In Her First Election Speech: “Hatred Bei...

Lashing out Modi & Amit Shah on there home turf in her first Election speach Priyanka Gandhi says “This country is made on the foundations of love, harmony & brotherhood, Today whatever is happening in the country is very sad, There is no bigger patriotism than awareness.” She... read more »

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Mukherjee, 52 other leaders to attend Mandela-linked memorial events

‘Mandela was constant source of inspiration at Robben Islan...

Johannesburg – Nelson Mandela was a constant source of inspiration to the entire body of prisoners at the Robben Island and transformed me from being an angry young man to one who learnt to... read more »

South Africa prepares for Mandela funeral

South Africa prepares for Mandela funeral

The government of South Africa was working frantically on the weekend to prepare for Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the “father... read more »

Mandela’s transformational leadership to last for...

Mandela's transformational leadership to last forever

By Santhosh Babu Almost four years ago, transformational leadership Mandela-style hit close home. While conducting a leadership alignment workshop for the... read more »

Obama to attend memorial events in honour of Mandela

Obama to attend memorial events in honour of Mandela

Washington – US President Barack Obama will fly to South Africa next week to attend the memorial events to be he! ld in honour of Nelson Mandela, the... read more »

Africa must ensure its own security: France

Africa must ensure its own security: France

Paris – France has said it is up to African leaders to guarantee people’s security in the continent. Heading a two-day Africa summit on peace and... read more »

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Chinese react to stampede deaths: Thought this happened only in I...

China on Friday mourned the 36 dead from New Year festivities at its financial capital Shanghai, as the city government revealed the victims of the deadly stampede were mainly young women. Among the... read more »

Explosion in Auto-Parts Plant in China Kills 17, X...

An explosion at an auto-parts factory in southern China’s Guangdong province killed 17 people and injured 20 others, the official Xinhua News... read more »

Chinese man jailed for 13 years for eating tigers

BEIJING – A Chinese man has been jailed for 13 years for buying and eating endangered tigers and making wine made out of their blood, state media... read more »

Father of pilot captured by ISIS pleads for release

AMMAN (Jordan): The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria has pleaded for his son’s release. Safi Yousef... read more »

Chinese city, university ban Christmas celebrations

History behind common Christmas traditions revealed

BEIJING: A Chinese city, which earlier saw demolition of portions of churches, has banned Christmas celebrations. Joining the move is a university in Xian,... read more »

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Volkswagen, Tata Motors plan to cooperate in India

NEW DELHI/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German carmaker Volkswagen said on Friday it had signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a partnership with Tata Motors to jointly develop auto... read more »

Crude oil futures plunge Rs 68 on weak Asian cues

NEW DELHI: Crude oil futures fell sharply by Rs 68 to Rs 2,990 per barrel on Thursday as speculators reduced bets amid a weakening trend in Asian... read more »

Idea gets shareholders nod to raise up to Rs 10,000 cro...

Idea Cellular said its shareholders have approved to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore through issue of non-convertible securities on private placement basis in... read more »

Uber a good brand, but its products not tuned to Indian...

While Uber is a good brand with good products, competitor Ola’s Co-Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal feels it trails in India because its products are... read more »

Antrix told to pay Devas $672 million

The International Court of Arbitration upheld the Deutsche Telekom-funded Devas’s argument that the cancellation of the deal six years after an agreement in... read more »

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China urges personnel's safety in South Sudan

UNGA should play a greater role: China

United Nations – China called on the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to play a greater role in shaping the agenda of global development beyond 2015. Wang Min, China’s deputy permanent... read more »

China allegedly withholds residence visas for NYT, Bloomberg reporters

China daily criticises Cameron, says Britain not &...

Sydney – A China daily has criticised British Prime Minister David Cameron for colluding with France and Germany to provoke Beijing over the... read more »

China announces launch of Chang’e-3 lunar probe &...

China announces launch of Chang'e-3 lunar probe "successful"

Beijing – China launched it’s first moon rover aboard its Chang’e-3 lunar probe on Monday, bringing Chinese dreams of reaching the moon... read more »

Chinese fighter jets patrol new air-defence zone

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

Beijing – Chinese fighter jets Thursday carried out patrols in the newly demarcated East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone, an official... read more »

US bombers defy China’s air-defence zone

US bombers defy China's air-defence zone

Washington – Two US B-52 bombers defied China’s new air-defence zone over the East China Sea, flying directly into the demarcated zone without... read more »

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World Cup 2015: MS Dhoni seeks Ravi Shastri’s advice to cur...

An overwhelming win over Pakistan may have brought a lot of cheer to the Indiancricket team after an indifferent Australian Summer, but there are a few grey areas that are yet to be addressed by the... read more »

We batted well, disappointed with fielding: Skippe...

Although pleased with the batting efforts of his team, Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura Thursday said he was disappointed with his team’s... read more »

World Cup: South Africa use Kirsten and Hussey experien...

The Indian cricket team sweated out at the nets today ahead of its Sunday’s World Cup clash against South Africa, who are drawing on the deep insight of... read more »

Raina has shown the willingness to learn

For nearly a month after his hurried 20 against the Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide in December, Suresh Raina did not face another ball on tour. It was on... read more »

Making heavy weather of a small chase

New Zealand narrowly avoided a major misstep, edging Scotland by three wickets in a low-scoring match on Tuesday to stay unbeaten after two games in Pool... read more »

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Economy

Rupee rules at one-month high; up 30 paise vs Dollar

Rupee rules at one-month high; up 30 paise vs Dollar

The rupee continued to rule at a one-month high, firming up another 30 paise to 61.75 against the dollar on Thursday, after exit polls predicted a strong showing by the BJP in the recently concluded... read more »

No agreement better than a bad one: Sharma

No agreement better than a bad one: Sharma

Dismissing the suggestion that India was insisting on food security because of the ensuing general elections at home, Commerce and Industry Minister... read more »

Sensex regains 21k mark, soars 439 points

Sensex down 120 points

The benchmark BSE Sensex on Thursday regained psychological 21,000 level by surging over 439 points in the opening trade on heavy fund inflows amidst exit... read more »

Law will catch up with service tax defaulters, warns Ch...

Government will take necessary steps to ensure financial stability : P Chidamabaram

Hyderabad – Warning service tax evaders that the law would ultimately catch up with them, union Finance Minister P. Chida! mbaram Wednesday asked the... read more »

Rupee gains 31 paise to one-month high of 62.05 against...

Rupee gains 31 paise to one-month high of 62.05 against dollar

The rupee recovered from early losses and gained 31 paise to close at a one-month high of 62.05 against the dollar on Wednesday on fresh selling by exporters... read more »

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Admit on 3-year pattern, UGC says

NEW DELHI: The standing committee set up by University Grants Commission to advise it and Delhi University on scrapping the four-year-undergraduate programme (FYUP) and reverting to the three-year... read more »

Engineering counselling in Tamil Nadu to begin on ...

CHENNAI: The engineering counselling in Tamil Nadu, coordinated by Anna University, will begin on July 7, a press release from the Tamil Nadu... read more »

Career Guidance

FLY HIGH I have just completed my class XII (non-medical), but did not score well. I did not take any engineering entrance test either. How can I become an... read more »

AIIMS MBBS 2014 entrance results declared, Vizag girl t...

New Delhi: The results for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance test for MBBS programme for the session 2014-2015 were declared on... read more »

UGC chairman meets Smriti Irani over DU admission row

NEW DELHI: A day after issuing an order to Delhi University to roll back its four-year undergraduate programme, University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman... read more »

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Zeenat Aman: Priyanka Chopra Will Be Ideal For My Biopic

Veteran actress Zeenat Aman, who is still remembered for her bold character in Dev Anand’s “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”, says that Priyanka Chopra would be ideal for her biopic if a film is ever... read more »

Watch Tubelight teaser: Salman Khan is a simpleton...

The teaser of Tubelight, directed by Kabir Khan, and starring Salman Khan and Zhu Zhu in the lead roles, is finally here. Perhaps, there can not... read more »

Deepika Padukone attacks foreign media for confusing he...

Over the last few months, on several occasions, the foreign media mistook Bollywood star Deepika Padukone for her contemporary Priyanka Chopra, but the actor... read more »

Parineeti & Shraddha battle it out to perform at th...

The two leading ladies of Bollywood who share not just acting talent but are also competing to emerge as who’s the better singer are in a fight right... read more »

SC rejects plea seeking Salman Khan’s bail cancel...

The Supreme Court dismissed on Monday a petition seeking cancellation of bail of film star Salman Khan who was convicted and sentenced in a hit-and-run case.... read more »

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Iranian n-programme makes 'important first step': David Cameron

Iranian n-programme makes ‘important first step’: Dav...

London – British Pri! me Minister David Cameron said Sunday that the agreement reached on Iran’s nuclear programme in Geneva was “an important first step”. “We now have... read more »

Britain calls Geneva deal on Iran 'encouraging'

Britain calls Geneva deal on Iran ‘encouragi...

London – British Foreign Secretary William Hague has hailed the agreement reached between the P5+1 group and Iran on the latter’s... read more »

David Cameron asked to justify arms exports to `human-r...

UN condemns UK immigration bill for creating 'climate of ethnic profiling'

London – UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been asked to justify allowing export of machine guns and assault rifles to Sri Lanka, despite his recent... read more »

Women rescued from UK house after 30 years

Women rescued from UK house after 30 years

Three women enslaved for 30 years have been rescued from a house in London including one who has spent her entire life in domestic servitude, police said on... read more »

Germany to introduce national minimum wage: Merkel

German coalition agreement emerging

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated that the country will introduce a national minimum wage as demanded by her prospective coalition... read more »

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Manipur's Kut Festival sends out message of peace and harmony

Manipur’s Kut Festival sends out message of peace and harmo...

Imphal –  The Kuki, Chin and Mizo tribes recently came together in the hill districts of Manipur to celebrate ‘Chavang-Kut’, the autumn post harvest festival, with great enthusiasm and... read more »

Furore over images of Hindu deities on beer bottles

Furore over images of Hindu deities on beer bottle...

Sydney – An Australian brewery has c! ome under severe criticism from Hindu groups for depicting religious deities on the labels of its... read more »

Kashmiris next after Nigerians on Goa’s hate list...

Kashmiris next after Nigerians on Goa's hate list?

Majorda (Goa) – After last week’s backlash against Nigerians in Goa, are Kashmiris next in line? The gram sabha of south Goa’s Majorda... read more »

‘India can help stop persecution of Baha’is...

'India can help stop persecution of Baha'is'

By Gaurav Sharma New Delhi – India can play a very important role in stopping the persecution of Baha’is in Iran, says international human rights... read more »

On 125th birth anniversary, Maulana Azad lies a forgott...

On 125th birth anniversary, Maulana Azad lies a forgotten man

By Rahul Vaishnavi New Delhi – Its red sandstone boundary walls are defaced with posters and betel juice marks. Shopkeepers hang cases full of clothes... read more »

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Food

A European treat in Chandigarh

Adding more sweetness to the foodie landscape of Chandigarh, La Stella, the spanking new bakery in Sector 9, is an authentic European treat. Endeavouring to offer a taste of classic French... read more »

Japanese grilling: First, you must master the binc...

The first thing you learn to respect with Japanese-style grilling is the binchotan, a charcoal that produces virtually no flames and no smoke but... read more »

Storehouse of nutrients, leafy Kale a must in our daily...

Kale, a green leafy vegetable of the cabbage family, has shot to fame in the recent past. It originated in Asia and was brought to Europe around 600 BC. Also,... read more »

Goodness of tropical fruits

Goodness of tropical fruits

The tropics is blessed with sunshine all year long along with abundant rainfall and some of the most popular fruits in the world. Read on to find out about... read more »

McDonald`s shuts down `advice` website post criticism

McDonald`s shuts down `advice` website post criticism

New York – Fast food chain McDonald’s Corp has shut down a website that warned its own employees against eating fast food, after it garnered negative... read more »

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World Cup: USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard sets World Cup record with...

Of all that was said about Tim Howard’s performance against Belgium, “best ever” pretty much sums it up. In his 104th cap, Howard single-handedly kept the USMNT in the match until the end of... read more »

Substitute did the trick for France against Nigeri...

In the round of 16, France overcame resolute Nigeria, whereas, Germany beat Algeria in extra-time. In an exclusive chat with Aditi Tyagi of Zee... read more »

World Cup 2014: Brazil’s win over Chile and Costa...

Costa Rica’s win over Greece was the 24th time a tie at the finals had been decided on penalties – here we look back at the history of shootouts... read more »

Portugal defeat Ghana 2-1; both exit World Cup

Portugal defeated Ghana 2-1 in Brasilia on Thursday with World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing the winner, but both sides exit the World Cup as... read more »

World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi’s goals hide gaps in Argen...

Ronaldo, Messi, Ribery shortlisted for Ballon d'Or

Brazil: Lionel Messi led Argentina to a third straight win at World Cup 2014, papering over what some opponents say is the two-time champion’s defensive... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold, silver recover on fresh demand

Gold prices recovered by Rs 25 to Rs 28,475 per 10 grams in the national capital on Monday on fresh buying by jewellers and retailers amid a firm global trend. Silver also moved up by Rs 250 to Rs... read more »

Gold extends gains on safe-haven bids

Gold prices on Friday rose further by Rs. 150 to Rs. 28,500 per ten gram in the national capital, tracking robust international markets as investors... read more »

High gold imports poop exports party biz

The yellow metal is back to haunt the economy with gold imports in June jumping 65.13 per cent to $ 3.12 billion from $1.88 billion in the same month last... read more »

Gold falls 0.3% on weak global cues

Gold futures fell 0.35% to Rs 28,269 per 10 grams today as speculators locked-in gains amid a weak global trend. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for... read more »

Gold, silver extend gains on sustained buying

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold prices rose further by Rs 75 to Rs 28,200 per 10 grams on Thursday, extending Wednesday’s gains in New Delhi on increased buying by jewellers and... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Want to live longer? Eat Walnuts

Scientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per cent, the Daily Express reported. In general, nut... read more »

Exercises for better eyesight

In the time it will take you to read this page (five minutes, we anticipate, for the slow reader), you would have blinked 60 times. Of all the... read more »

2 min of exercise helps elderly stay healthy

It doesn’t require seven days a week exercise that the current Government guidelines promote. People should do muscle-strengthening activities on two or... read more »

When not to exercise

There are certain times when you shouldn’t be exercising at all, when you can safely stop training and don’t have to blame yourself for being... read more »

7 super ways you won’t have breast cancer

In the last 25 years, the incidence of breast cancer among Indian women has risen.According to information available on the Tata Memorial Hospital’s... read more »

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Investing

Gold falls 0.23% on weak global cuesGold falls 0.23% on weak glob...

NEW DELHI: Gold futures fell 0.23 per cent to Rs 26,897 per 10 grams on Friday as speculators locked in gains amid a weak global trend. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, Gold for delivery in December... read more »

Gold rises in futures trade on global cues

NEW DELHI, OCT 8:   Gold prices rose 0.27 per cent to Rs 27,020 per 10 grams in futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions after... read more »

Gold tumbles, dips to over 3-month low on global cues

Gold prices tumbled by Rs. 440 to hit over three-month low of Rs. 27,010 per ten gram in the national capital today on heavy selling by stockists, triggered... read more »

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... read more »

Gold, silver up on increased buying, firm global cues

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 the... read more »

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More employees to have healthy lifestyle options at workplaces

More employees will have access to health promotion programmes and healthier food options at their workplaces by the end of March next year. A national committee chaired by Senior Minister of State... read more »

‘Walter Mitty’ bank manager lived ‘lottery’ lifest...

Gordon Irvine siphoned tens of thousands of pounds from the ATM at the Santander bank he ran in Lochee High Street before blowing the cash on... read more »

Time management in kitchen

For a working professional, be it a man or a woman, managing one’s time spent in the kitchen is very important. Not everyday can one think of ordering... read more »

Recipe: Fruit Salad

 Ingredients: We need one or two red apples One sliced peach 2 stalks celery 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 pack of  lemon... read more »

PM Modi invites suggestions on International Yoga Day

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday invited suggestions to mark the first International Yoga Day June 21. “Share your ideas and inputs on marking the... read more »

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Middle East

Gaza truce ends with Israel claim of Hamas rocket fire

The Israeli military claimed renewed rocket fire by Gaza militants after a three-day truce expired on Friday and negotiations in Cairo on a new border deal for the coastal strip hit a deadlock. The... read more »

Arabs see Gaza war stoppage as Hamas victory despi...

Arab reactions to what seems to be the end of the Gaza war, for now, has been schizophrenic in that there has been widespread condemnation of... read more »

Israeli army announces total withdrawal from Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM: A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas meant to last at least three days and end nearly a month of fighting went into effect in the Gaza Strip in... read more »

Gaza conflict: Israel calls up 16,000 reserve soldiers

Israel is calling up 16,000 extra reservists to bolster its military as the conflict in Gaza continues. The deployment brings the total called up by Israel to... read more »

Former Libyan deputy prime minister kidnapped in Tripol...

TRIPOLI: Unidentified gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped Libya’s former deputy prime minister Mustafa Abu Shagor, a parliamentarian confirmed. The gunmen... read more »

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‘When Will You Get Married’? Watch Rahul Gandhi’s Reply to Boxer ...

Congress Vice Chairman Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he believes in future in relation to Marriage. The congress chief additionally said he does some wearing pastime for about an hour every day to... read more »

Narendra Modi Inaugurates Ferry Service in Poll-Bo...

Unfazed by means of the competition’s attack over demonetisation and GST, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on sunday vowed to preserve the... read more »

New Delhi Shuts “Power Plant” in Fight Agai...

India’s Environmental watchdog Shut Down a coal-fired strength plant and banned the use of diesel generators in new delhi as air excellent plummeted... read more »

‘Taj Built with Blood, Sweat of Indians’

OTHER than reviewing development work in Agra, the chief minister may also visit the Taj. The government stated Rs. 156 crore had been set apart for the... read more »

India Can Help U.S to Keep an Eye on Pakistan, Says Nik...

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N says the united states is calling at India to assist extra in Afghanistan, specially in monetary and development assistance India... read more »

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North America

Kerry, Karzai reach pact on U.S. troop stay beyond 2014

Kerry, Karzai reach pact on U.S. troop stay beyond 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai had agreed on the terms of the bilateral security agreement (BSA) to cover the presence of American troops... read more »

US Congressman Radel arrested for cocaine possession

US Congressman Trey Radel arrested for cocaine pos...

Washington – First-term US congressman Trey Radel of Florida has been arrested for possession of cocaine, court documents showed on Tuesday. A... read more »

End self-inflicted fiscal pain, says Obama

End self-inflicted fiscal pain, says Obama

Washington – US President Barack Obama called for bipartisan efforts to end self-inflicted fiscal pain in the nation, like the government shutdown that... read more »

Give diplomacy a chance for six months on Iran sanction...

Obama assuages Netanyahu on Iran post 'historic blunder' remarks

A day before the United States and the other world leaders are set to resume negotiations with Iran in Geneva, U.S. President Barack Obama has asked American... read more »

No need for fresh sanctions on Iran: Obama

No need for fresh sanctions on Iran: Obama

Washington – There is no need for Congress to add new sanctions on Iran if the US is serious about pursuing diplomatic solution to Tehran’s... read more »

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Politics

Not worried about Congress-RJD alliance, says Nitish

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

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

Barack Obama witnesses India’s military migh...

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... 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 »

Delhi elections 2015: Confident of running Delhi govt f...

Kejriwal appeals honest officers to approach him

NEW DELHI: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is confident that the voters of Delhi will give a clear verdict in this elections. Kejriwal, who answered a range of... read more »

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Sci - Tech

Students find 7,000-year-old mummy

ARICA, CHILE (ARICA TV/CNN) – A group of students in Chile made an incredible discovery while out on an archaeological dig, a 7,000-year-old mummy. The find comes from the ancient Chinchorro... read more »

NASA develops high-tech cages to carry rats to ISS

NASA has developed high-tech cages to carry rodents from Earth to the International Space Station (ISS) to allow researchers to study the long-term... read more »

Maruti Launches Celerio ‘Green’ CNG Model

India’s leading carmaker, Maruti Suzuki has now rolled out the popular Celerio with a CNG kit. Called as the Celerio Green, the new version will come up... read more »

Google doodle celebrates Mary Anning’s 215th birt...

Internet giant Google on Wednesday celebrated the 215th anniversary of the birth of British palaeontologist Mary Anning with a special doodle. The Google... read more »

Panasonic P81 launched in India for Rs 18,990: Octa-cor...

After a string of teasers, Panasonic has finally pulled the wraps off its newest smartphone dubbed P81. The Panasonic P81 is company’s first octa-core... read more »

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South Asia

Jamaat calls for strike in Bangladesh over leader's death

Jamaat calls for strike in Bangladesh over leader’s death

Dhaka – Bangladesh’s Jamaat-e-Islami party has called for a nationwide dawn-to-dusk general strike Sunday in protest of the execution of its leader Abdul Quader Mollah. The announcement... read more »

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Mixed reactions to Jamaat-e-Islami leader’s ...

Dhaka – Jamaat-e-Islami party leader Abdul Quader Mollah’s execution Thursday for crimes against humanity in 1971 – the first... read more »

Shahbaz Sharif meets PM, extends invite to visit Pakist...

Shahbaz Sharif meets PM, extends invite to visit Pakistan

New Delhi – Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Thursday and handed over an invitation from Pakistan... read more »

Imran’s party’s blockade of Nato supplies &...

Imran's party's blockade of Nato supplies 'hurting' Pak army's interests: Experts

Peshawar –  Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s ongoing suspension of Nato supplies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is against Pakistan military’s interest,... read more »

‘Osama doc’ Afridi’s lawyer flees Pak...

'Osama doc' Afridi's lawyer flees Pak after life threats from militants

Peshawar – The lawyer for Dr Shakil Afridi, who helped the United States track down al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has fled Pakistan after receiving... read more »

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Sports

Names of 18-men junior hockey team announced

India today named an 18-member junior men’s hockey team for the six-nation Volvo International U-21 Tournament to be played in the Netherlands from July 18 to 25. The tournament will be played in... read more »

Lahiri gives up early gains in first round

India’s Anirban Lahiri continued his European journey in style after registering an even par score through 13 holes in the first round of the... read more »

India score 255 runs against Zimbabwe

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

Double points for Force India at British GP

Sahara Force India today enjoyed its second successive double points finish with Nico Hulkenberg finishing seventh and Sergio Perez ninth at their home race,... read more »

Disappointed Pak hockey team returns home after HWL deb...

The Pakistan hockey team returned today from Brussels after a disappointing campaign in the FIH World League Semifinals and coach Shahnaz Sheikh blamed it on... read more »

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Travel

Five fun things you can do for free on your next trip to Atlanta

Five fun things you can do for free on your next trip to Atlanta

Many people who visit Atlanta for the hundreds of conventions the city hosts each year never make it out of the few blocks around their hotels. But the city has much more to offer, and some... read more »

China city offers three-day visa-free visit

China city offers three-day visa-free visit

Beijing – A Chinese city is offering a visa-free visit for nationals from 51 countries. The travellers, however, must hold a valid passport,... read more »

Tips on safe air travel for pregnant women

Tips on safe air travel for pregnant women

New Delhi – Expecting mothers with no identified complications or concerns with pregnancy can travel by airplane without any worries but with caution,... read more »

Most-reviewed locations in 2013

Most-reviewed locations in 2013

New Delhi – Online reviews by travellers have become a sure-shot way for some to plan their next vacation. In 2013, the most reviewed cities were the... read more »

Worst airlines in terms of quality of food in US reveal...

Worst airlines in terms of quality of food in US revealed

New York – A new survey has revealed that the worst airline food is offered by American carriers – Spirit Airlines and Allegiant Air – in their... read more »

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World

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants kill 17 in attack

Somalia’s al-Shabaab fighters attacked a military base outside the capital Mogadishu using car bombs and guns, killing 17 soldiers and taking control of the base and a nearby town, the group... read more »

Iraq blocks international flights to Kurdistan in ...

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – International flights to and from Iraq’s Kurdistan region were set to end from 6:00 p.m. (11.00 a.m. ET) on Friday,... read more »

North Korea ‘rogue nation and embarrassment to China...

US President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed North Korea for carrying out its biggest nuclear test, saying that the actions of the east Asian nation are a... read more »

17-year-old Russian girl, alleged mastermind of Blue Wh...

A 17-year-old Russian girl has been arrested for allegedly being the mastermind behind the deadly Blue Whale Challenge, that encouraged players to commit... read more »

After Sharif, who could be Pakistan’s next PM? Brother,...

Nawaz Sharif was ousted from the prime minister’s office by the Supreme Court, but as the head of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party he... read more »

I know when and where the deal was made between AAP and Congress, says Gadkari

“Mungeri Lal Ke Haseen Sapne” Gadkari Says When Asked If He Will Be PM

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, whose recent comments were construed by the Congress as an attack on Prime Narendra Modi, on Friday reacted to the speculation that he would be projected as... read more »

Rahul Gandhi says “PM Modi Can’t Let Go Of His PR Exercise Even For 5 Minutes&...

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

Sidhu Insists on Dialogue with Pakistan

Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab minister on Thursday insisted that dialogue and diplomatic pressure will count for in seeking a long-term solution to terror outfits operating across the... read more »

Pakistan to release IAF pilot tomorrow as ‘peace gesture’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released on Friday as a “gesture of peace”. Khan... read more »

21 Parties Blast BJP for Blatant Politicization Of Armed Forces&#...

Leaders of 21 parties who met in parliament today said they backed the armed forces and expressed deep concern for the Air Force pilot who went missing during this morning’s engagement with... read more »