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Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman has her ...

Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman has her work cut out

Budget Speech @ 12:54 pm: Government proposes to make PAN and Aadhaar interchangeable for income tax return (ITR) filing. Budget Speech @ 12:52 pm: FM Nirmala Sitharaman to resolve angel tax issue, start-ups and investors who file declarations will not be subject to scrutiny on valuation... read more »

Mamata Banerjee Attends Nusrat Jahan-Nik...

Mamata Banerjee Attends Nusrat Jahan-Nikhil Jain’s Wedding Reception

Actor-turned-politician Nusrat Jahan who got married last month, on Thursday hosted a grand reception in Kolkata. The event was a star-studded bash and had prominent personalities from the film industry, politics and business world in attendance. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also... read more »

Ex-Justice Ganguly should resign if he has any morals left: Jagdambika Pal
Supreme Court asks Meghalaya govt. to ha...

Supreme Court asks Meghalaya govt. to hand over ₹100 cr. fine to CPCB

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the ₹100 crore fine imposed on it by the National Green Tribunal for failing to curb illegal coal mining with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and K.M.Joseph directed the... read more »

Narendra Modi holds meeting with BJP’s O...

Narendra Modi holds meeting with BJP’s OBC MPs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met 43 BJP MPs from the Other Backward Classes at his official residence, the first in a series of meetings with party MPs that he will be holding through the Parliament session. Sources present at the meeting said it had no specific agenda and was more of... read more »

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Barack Obama rings up Mandela's widow

Barack Obama rings up Mandela’s widow

Washington: US President Barack Obama has called up Nelson Mandela’s widow Graca Machel to express condolences of the First family and the American people on passing away of the legendary... read more »

100 killed in Central African Republic violence

100 killed in Central African Republic violence

Bangui – At least 300 people have been killed in two days of violence in the capital city of the Central African Republic, the Red Cross has... read more »

Nelson Mandela was on U.S. terror list until 2008

Nelson Mandela was on U.S. terror list until 2008

Washington – Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who passed away last night following recurring lung infection, had remained on the United... read more »

Nelson Mandela took history in his hands: Obama

Nelson Mandela took history in his hands: Obama

Washington – America’s first black President, Barack Obama, in a moving and eloquent tribute, remembered South Africa’s first black... read more »

Tributes pour in for Nelson Mandela

Mandela's transformational leadership to last forever

Johannesburg – World leaders mourned the death of anti-apartheid icon and South Afri! ca’s first black president Nelson Mandela who died Thursday... read more »

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Tsunami anniversary: Rebuilding lives in Aceh

At first glance, Rina looks like any other 14-year-old Indonesian girl. Shy and cherubic, she’s yet to lose the child-like innocence that comes with the territory of teen-hood. We meet on a... read more »

Pakistan was warned about Peshawar school attack i...

Peshawar: Government departments in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent attack on the Army Public School months... read more »

Pakistan hangs four prisoners as execution campaign wid...

Pakistan hanged four Islamist militants on Sunday in the second set of executions since the government lifted a moratorium after the Taliban massacred 132... read more »

Pakistan kills top al Qaeda leader in raid

Pakistan’s military said on Saturday it had killed a senior al Qaeda leader wanted by the US over a 2009 plot to attack the New York subway... read more »

Bangladesh court convicts British reporter of contempt

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Tuesday (Dec 2) found an award-winning British journalist guilty of contempt for questioning the official death toll of three... read more »

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U.S. extends leniency programme for companies that disclose bribe...

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

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

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

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

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

Some bank bulls grow wary on policy uncertainty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chinese fighter jets patrol new air-defence zone

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

China’s lunar probe to land on Moon next month

China hails its lunar probe mission as complete success

Beijing – China is scheduled to launch Chang’e-3 lunar probe to the Moon in early December, the first time a Chinese spacecraft will soft-land on... read more »

China summons Japanese ambassador over air defense zone...

China summons Japanese ambassador over air defense zone accusations

BEIJING – A senior Chinese diplomat on Monday lodged representation with the Japanese ambassador to China over Tokyo’s response to China’s... read more »

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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 A. Chasing Scotland’s modest total of 142,... read more »

ICC World Cup: Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer turn...

The Swiss great, a winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, was pictured on his Facebook page admiring an Indian team shirt, which he had unwrapped from a... read more »

Slinger Malinga fit for Sri Lanka’s World Cup opening m...

Express pace bowler Lasith Malinga is fit for Sri Lanka’s opening World Cup clash against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval on Saturday, captain Angelo Mathews... read more »

Won’t have sledging war with Warner, says Anderso...

England pace spearhead James Anderson says the team has no intention of provoking a sledging war with firebrand Australian opener David Warner in Saturday’s... read more »

I feared my career was over after the Adelaide Test: Cl...

On a comeback trail following a hamstring surgery, Australian captain Michael Clarke on Friday said he had feared his career was finished after the Adelaide... read more »

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Sensex down 36 points in early trade

Sensex up 70 points in early trade on GDP data

Mumbai – Continuing its rising streak for the third straight day, the BSE benchmark sensex rose over 70 points in early trade on Monday on sustained buying by funds as the economy grew by a... read more »

Positioning Nano as world’s cheapest car a mistake: Mr. Ratan Tata

Positioning Nano as world’s cheapest car a mistake...

Tata Motors’ Nano may have been a flop in India, but Ratan Tata, the former chairman of parent and conglomerate Tata Group still has hopes for the... read more »

Why no rate hike, The Reserve Bank of India asks banks

RBI buying dollars in spot market & selling it in forward market to stabilise rupee

Mumbai – The Reserve Bank of India has asked banks why they have not raised interest rates despite the central bank hiking policy rates twice since... read more »

Inflation: No quick fix, will take time to fix it, says...

Finance Minister P Chidambaram takes a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Modi for giving lesson in economy

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said that there are changes in the global perception about India, its tax policies and tax administration. He also asserted... read more »

Sensex surges 233 points during pre-noon session

Sensex surges 233 points during pre-noon session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets surged 232.92 points or 1.13 percent in the pre-noon session Friday. All the sectors were trading... read more »

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A higher degree

As NID becomes an institution of national importance, it can award degrees and carry out research The National Institute of Design (NID) has been declared an institution of national importance... read more »

IIT aspirants worried

PATNA: Hundreds of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) aspirants were in a worried lot on Tuesday as the joint online choice-filling and seat... read more »

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... read more »

Engineering counselling in Tamil Nadu to begin on July ...

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

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Sonakshi Sinha to play RAW agent in ‘Force 2’

Actress Sonakshi Sinha will star opposite John Abraham in upcoming action drama “Force 2” . The 28-year-old “Dabangg” actress is set to play a RAW agent in the Abinay Deo-directed film,... read more »

Salman, Munni win hearts in latest track

The makers of upcoming movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan have released a brand new song with the title ‘Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata’. The song was... read more »

Halle Berry would love to star in ‘X-Men’ f...

Actress Halle Berry wants to star as Storm in her own “X-Men” spin-off movie. The 48-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who appeared as the superhero... read more »

After Anupam Kher, Rishi Kapoor joins FTII debate

The FTII debate on Friday heightened with several celebrities coming out in protest against Chairman Gajendra Chauhan over his suspension. First Anupam Kher... read more »

Mika Singh to lend voice for ‘Anna’ biopic

Mika Singh has been roped in for a biopic on social activist Anna Hazare titled ‘Anna’, it has been confirmed. Addressing the media, the... read more »

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Paris ranked `best city for students` in world

Paris ranked `best city for students` in world

London – Paris has been ranked as the best city for students in the world, according to global rankings by QS Best Student Cities. Paris has retained its top spot for the second year in row,... read more »

Britain firm on Lanka probe into war crimes

Cameron makes ground breaking phone call to Hassan...

London – British Prime Minister David Cameron made a ground breaking phone call to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. The move from Cameron is... read more »

European Parliament approves seven-year EU budget

EU threatens to freeze data sharing with US

Brussels – The European Parliament Tuesday formally approved a seve! n-year budget for the European Union (EU), paving the way for financial aid to... read more »

Vatican dismisses `mafia threat to Pope Francis`

Vatican dismisses `mafia threat to Pope Francis`

Wellington – The Vatican has brushed off concerns after officials warned that Pope Francis could become the target of the mafia for campaigning against... read more »

EU disappointed at Japan’s new emission target!

EU threatens to freeze data sharing with US

Warsaw – The European Union has expressed disappoi! ntment at Japan’s new greenhouse gas emission reduction target announced Friday, Xinhua... read more »

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'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 lawyer Payam Akhavan. Akhavan, 46, who... read more »

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

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

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

How do mammalian parents manipulate the sex of their of...

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

Most of the human body’s abilities are still hidden from us. Where do sudden bursts of energy come from when a woman in a panic can lift a car? How can one... read more »

Decoding mysteries with international authors

Decoding mysteries with international authors

They are the best-selling international authors whose mystery novels have been gripping enough to make you couch potatoes. This week IANS bookshelf is stacked... read more »

Animals are people too, or so they tell me

Bees, wasps and hornets

By Nury Vittachi DOGS IN ASIA CAN BE MULTILINGUAL, an animal welfare activist claims. Parisian poodles speak French, chow-chow dogs should be spoken to in... read more »

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Ingredients and drinks that help you relax under stress revealed

Ingredients and drinks that help you relax under stress revealed

Washington – Looking for some quick remedies that will help you relax and calm down after a stressful day at the office? Well, look no further. Food Technology magazine’s contributing Editor... read more »

Now, `eat your way skinny` with dumbbell cutlery set

Now, `eat your way skinny` with dumbbell cutlery s...

Washington – Have you gained weight this festive season? Replace your silverware with the dumbbell cutlery set. The dumbbell cutlery set helps... read more »

Winter special: 5 fruits you must have to boost immunit...

Winter special: 5 fruits you must have to boost immunity

Winter is a time when those whacky cold winds can give you cold and flu and other seasonal health disorders. So one needs to have not just a healthy diet, but... read more »

Fiber-rich diet helps cut heart disease risk

Fiber-rich diet helps cut heart disease risk

Washington – A new study has revealed that dietary fiber or fiber-rich foods are associated with lower risk of heart disease. Researchers at the... read more »

6 tips to trick your brain into making you eat less

6 tips to trick your brain into making you eat less

What and how much you eat matter a lot when you are trying to shed the extra pounds and most people don’t realise that many factors can influence those... read more »

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FIFA 2014: Colombia Boot Japan Out Of World Cup

Cuiaba : Jackson Martinez scored twice as Colombia beat Japan 4-1 to end World Cup Group C with three straight wins and send the Asian champions packing from the tournament with just a single... read more »

World Cup: Sabri Lamouchi quits as Ivory Coast coa...

Sabri Lamouchi is the latest coach to resign from his post, following Ivory Coast’s exit from the World Cup. The 42-year-old Frenchman has stepped... read more »

World Cup: Luis Suarez facing lengthy ban as FIFA inves...

Rio de Janeiro: FIFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez after Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini accused him of biting... read more »

British Formula 4: Arjun Maini takes maiden win at Snet...

Arjun Maini won his first race in the British Formula 4 Championship at Snetterton, leading from lights to flag. The Indian driver started the race on pole... read more »

World Cup 2014: England seek atonement against Costa Ri...

Rio de Janeiro: England return to Belo Horizonte on Tuesday, scene of the country’s greatest sporting humiliation, where they will attempt to restore... read more »

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Gold, silver rise on global cues

NEW DELHI: Gold prices rose by Rs 65 to Rs 28,125 per ten gram in the national capital on Wednesday on fresh buying by jewellers and retailers, tracking a firm global trend. Silver also moved up by... read more »

Jewellers want minify in import duty on gold

The gem and jewellery industry feels the Union budget 2014-15 should address the problem of availability of gold for the sector by tackling the twin... read more »

Gold Futures down by 0.15 % on weak Global Cues

Gold And Silver : 2014

Gold prices eased by 0.15 per cent to Rs. 27,803 per 10 grams in Wednesday’s futures trade as participants offloaded positions on weak cues from global... read more »

Gold extends losses on stockists selling, global cues

Continuing its losing streak for the third straight session, gold prices on Saturday drifted by Rs. 120 to Rs. 28,530 per ten gram in the national capital on... read more »

Gold extends losses on stockists selling, global cues

Continuing its losing streak for the third straight session, gold prices on Saturday drifted by Rs. 120 to Rs. 28,530 per ten gram in the national capital on... read more »

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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 lazyWe are so busy trying to keep fit these... 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... read more »

11 crucial minerals for your body

Together, minerals make up a mere four per cent of your body, but their role in its effective functioning is crucial. Girgaum based family physician, Dr... read more »

Ayurvedic tips to keep skin problems away!

Avoid spicy and oily food: To keep your skin healthy in the monsoon season, avoid spicy, oily and sour foods. The high humidity levels cause the digestive... read more »

9 foods every man should eat

While many men are less conscious about what they eat, experts say that at times, eating healthy can mean different things for men and women because both... read more »

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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 per 10 grams in New Delhi on Wednesday... read more »

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... read more »

Gold trading outlook: futures lower as dollar rises, da...

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

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World take to mat, bend, twist to mark inaugural Yoga Day

Thousands of yoga enthusiasts across the world on Sunday took to mats and stretched, bent and twisted their bodies in multiple complex postures as they marked the inaugural International Day of... read more »

No link between caesarean sections, autism

A new study has claimed that babies born via caesarean section are not at any greater risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The new... read more »

More employees to have healthy lifestyle options at wor...

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... read more »

‘Walter Mitty’ bank manager lived ‘lottery’ lifestyle t...

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 foreign holidays... 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 »

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Former Libyan deputy prime minister kidnapped in Tripoli

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

Gaza residents see no joy in Muslim Eid holiday

One of the most joyous days in the Muslim calendar, the holiday of Eid al-Fitr was marked on Monday by tears and sorrow in the Gaza Strip, left... read more »

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

UNITED NATIONS: The UN security council has called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire” in the Gaza war between Israel and... read more »

Attack on prisoner convoy kills 60 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad, killing 52 prisoners and eight soldiers. They said the dawn attack... read more »

Defying flight ban, Kerry lands in Israel on truce miss...

Kerry likens Kim Jong Un to Saddam Hussein

Washington’s top diplomat flew into Tel Aviv on Wednesday, defying a US flight ban, to try to broker an end to violence in Gaza, which has killed... read more »

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Heavy Rains Lash Chennai, Showers To Continue For 4-5 Days?

After hot days and water scarcity, chennai finally received Rain. the a whole lot-awaited monsoon, which turned into predicted for weeks now, arrived in chennai on monday. The tamil nadu weatherman... read more »

The New Rahul Gandhi Is Because of The New India: ...

Once mocked mercilessly for his Articulation and Disregarded contemptuously as incapable of spearheading the rate in opposition to high minister... read more »

North Korea LIVE: Rex Tillerson says India Could Act as...

India’s Diplomatic ties with North Korea should act as a “Conduit for communications”, us secretary of country rex tillerson has... read more »

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

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... read more »

Narendra Modi Inaugurates Ferry Service in Poll-Bound G...

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

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Kerry holds talks with Foreign Secretary

Kerry warns fresh sanctions against Iran could risk nuke deal

London – United States Secretary John Kerry has warned the lawmakers that any new sanctions against Iran could put talks over Tehran’s nuclear programme at risk. Kerry stated to a Senate... read more »

New York opens first World Trade Centre tower

New York opens first World Trade Centre tower

New York – The first new office tower at New York City’s Ground Zero opened Wednesday, marking a rebirth of the Lower Manhattan site... read more »

Three injured in US high school shooting

Three injured in US high school shooting

Washington – At least three people were injured when police responded to a shooting at Brashear High School in the US city of Pittsburgh Wednesday, TV... read more »

Biden, Kerry seek delaying fresh sanctions on Iran

Biden, Kerry seek delaying fresh sanctions on Iran

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry have requested lawmakers to delay imposing any fresh sanction on Iran and give some more time... read more »

Obama was ‘cocaine-using gay hustler’, clai...

Obama was 'cocaine-using gay hustler', claims ex-classmate

Washington – A woman, who claims to have been a classmate of Barack Obama, said that the president was gay and used cocaine in school. In a bizarre... read more »

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to sit on dharna if cops not suspended

Arvind Kejriwal: BJP Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay must explain his...

NEW DELHI: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday that BJP leaders must come clean on their ties with power suppliers in Delhi. “BJP had promised a reduction of 30% in electricity bills,... read more »

‘Directionless’ AAP has no agenda: Man...

With Arvind Kejriwal questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi whether he would fulfill his promise to grant full statehood for Delhi, Congress... read more »

Sakshi Maharaj refuses to regret 4 kids remark, says ra...

Despite a massive uproar over his statement demanding that every Hindu woman in the country must produce at least four babies to protect their religion, BJP... read more »

Planning Commission’s end will spur privatization...

New Delhi: The government decision to replace the Planning Commission with NITI Aayog is a regressive step that will only push India towards a market-driven... read more »

Graft probes: After NCP, CM Fadnavis goes after Congres...

After granting the go-ahead to probe graft charges against senior NCP leaders, the BJP-led government in Maharashtra is now focussing on allegations of graft... read more »

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Monsoon to hit Andaman around May 17

PUNE: Monsoon is likely to hit the Andaman sea and southeast Bay of Bengal around May 17, three days ahead of its normal time to reach the Andaman sea, said India Meteorology Department (IMD). If... read more »

Google Doodle celebrates Nobel-prize winning Briti...

London –  Google has celebrated 114 birthday of Nobel-prize winning British chemist Dorothy Hodgkin by creating a doodle for her on its home... read more »

Dolphins originated 6 million years earlier than though...

Dolphins may have been swimming the Earth’s oceans for six million years longer than previously thought and they might have had their origins in the... read more »

Soon, a method to predict volcanic eruption

Preventing disasters from volcanic eruption could soon be more effective as scientists have now come closer to developing a method to predicting volcanic... read more »

NASA to launch satellite in collaboration with ISRO

Nasa reaffirms support to India's Mars orbiter mission: Isro

Washington – US space agency NASA today said it would launch a water-related satellite in collaboration with India’s ISRO. The NASA-Indian Space... read more »

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Bangladesh apex court clears way for Islamist's hanging

Bangladesh apex court clears way for Islamist’s hanging

Dhaka – The Bangladesh Supreme Court Thursday cleared the way for the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader and war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah, rejecting the review petition he had filed. The... read more »

19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return from India

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 30 TN fishermen

 Thirty fishermen of Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy when they were fishing at Kodiyankarai, a senior Fisheries... read more »

Jillani to be sworn in Pakistan’s chief justice

Jillani to be sworn in Pakistan's chief justice

Islamabad – Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani will take oath as the new chief justice of Pakistan Thursday, a media report said. President Mamnoon... read more »

Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Hasina’s parties must continu...

Khaleda Zia, Sheikh Hasina's parties must continue talks: UN

Dhaka  – The UN envoy, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, who arrived here last week to end the deadlock over a caretaker government issue during parliamentary... read more »

Improving ties with India top priority: Sharif

Improving ties with India top priority: Sharif

Islamabad – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Indian High Commissioner T.C.A. Raghavan during a meeting here Wednesday that his country wants to... read more »

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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, British Grand Prix, here. At seventh,... read more »

Disappointed Pak hockey team returns home after HW...

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

Sunil Chhetri spearheads list in ISL player auction

Star striker Sunil Chhetri spearheads the list of players who are set to go under the auctioner’s hammer at the first “Player Auction” of the Indian... read more »

Test of character awaits for Rahane-led Indian team in ...

After a disappointing Bangladesh tour, the Indian team will test its bench strength when it will take on deflated Zimbabwe in a three ODI and two T20 starting... read more »

Indian beaten 0-4 as defence succumbs against Belgium

It been a roller coaster ride for Indian hockey team in FIH Hockey World League. India suffered a crushing 0-4 defeat against above ranked Belgium in the... read more »

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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, says an expert. Rita Bakshi, Chairperson... 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... 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 »

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holidayers

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holidayers

By Sheikh Qayoom Gulmarg – This world-famous ski resort and tourist destination came alive Monday with scores of domestic and foreign tourists enjoying... read more »

Discover the Konkan Coast

Discover the Konkan Coast

Every few kilometres, different sights, scenes and flavours await you on the Konkan coastline. Lonely, bone-white beaches and sandy stretches with attitude... read more »

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Saudi coalition downs Yemen rebel missile near Mecca

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels toward the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia was shot down late on Thursday, said the Saudi-led coalition fighting in... read more »

Panama Papers Verdict updates: It is a historic da...

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned after his family was named in Panama papers case. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resigned today... read more »

China may have quietly moved tonnes of war gear into no...

may have quietly moved tonnes of military gear while it was conducting military exercises in the remote mountainous Tibet region, the PLA Daily, the official... read more »

President Donald Trump lets Iran nuclear deal live, but...

President Donald Trump agreed Monday night to let the issue go, but only for a few more months and only after last-minute changes to distance Trump further... read more »

We oppose militarisation of South China Sea: Australia’...

India has commercial interests in the South China Sea and has been pressing for resolving the dispute as per the United Nations Convention on the Law of the... read more »

N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former Prime Minister Indira Gand...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday named Nirmala Sitharaman, previously the country`s defence minister, as the next finance minister – thus making her India’s female finance... read more »

Baba Ramdev asks Opposition to practice 'Kapalbhati' to manage stress for next 15 years

Baba Ramdev asks Opposition to practice ‘Kapalbhati’ to manage stress for the ...

On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an oath of office and secrecy in a grand ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan Thursday, yoga guru and Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev took a jibe at... read more »

Narendra Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah gets Home, Nirmala becomes first woman Finance Minister

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BJP president Amit Shah is the new Union Home Minister and former Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman the fresh Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister. Former Home Minister Rajnath Singh... read more »

Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi vs Smriti Irani: See-Saw Battle In Amethi

NEW DELHI : Congress president Rahul Gandhi is fighting a tough battle in Amethi, his constituency in Uttar Pradesh since 2004. As early leads came in, Rahul Gandhi was behind the... read more »

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2019 : Jaganmohan Reddy ...

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2019 LIVE Updates: YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy is heading to a big victory in Andhra Pradesh over his arch rival and incumbent chief minister, Telugu Desam... read more »