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Claim Settlement of Life Insurance Compa...

Claim Settlement of Life Insurance Companies – Everything You did not...

We live in a country where there is no social security cover. Therefore, purchasing a life insurance plan becomes the only option for securing your family’s future financial security. The primary purpose of buying a life insurance plan is that it comes in handy in case of an emergency. It acts... read more »

Om Birla, BJP’s surprise pick for Speake...

Om Birla, BJP’s surprise pick for Speaker

The BJP’s senior lawmaker Om Birla was unanimously elected the new Lok Sabha Speaker today after opposition parties supported his candidature. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who moved the motion for his election, personally led him to the Speaker’s chair after the formalities were... read more »

Google invests $1 billion to ease housin...

Google invests $1 billion to ease housing shortage near California headquar...

Alphabet Inc’s Google announced on Tuesday it would set aside $750 million in land and $250 million in financing to spur developers in the San Francisco Bay Area to build at least 20,000 homes and rehabilitate other housing over the next decade. Google, which told Reuters it has 45,000... read more »

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

N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former Prime Minis...

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 minister after 48 years. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former Prime Minister Indira... read more »

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Hundreds of South Africans gather outside Mandela’s home

Hundreds of South Africans gather outside Mandela’s home

Johannesburg – Hundreds of South Africans have gathered at Nelson Mandela’s home in Houghton, a suburb of Johannesburg, to pay their respects to the former president and their affectionate... read more »

South Africa has lost its greatest son: Zuma

South Africa has lost its greatest son: Zuma

Johannesburg – “This is a moment of deepest sorrow for South Africa as the nation has lost its greatest son” said President Jacob... read more »

Nelson Mandela Former South African President dies at 9...

Nelson Mandela Former South African President dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first elected black president and a global anti-apartheid icon has died early today aged 95, President Jacob Zuma... read more »

Nelson Mandela ‘on his death bed, but still a fig...

Nelson Mandela 'on his death bed, but still a fighter', says family

Johannesburg – Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s family has said that although he is on death bed, he is still a fighter. His... read more »

UN members asked to back France on Central African Repu...

10 killed in Central African Republic violence

Wellington – An international group of lawmakers Wednesday called on all the UN member states to back the French government’s efforts to stop the... read more »

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IS stones to death two alleged gay men in Syria

DAMASCUS: Islamic State (IS) militants stoned to death two young men in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour on charges of having “unlawful” sexual intercourse with other... read more »

Militants kill four polio workers in Pakistan

At least four polio workers, including three women, were killed on Wednesday in an attack by militants in Pakistan’s restive southwestern... read more »

Nepal bus crash death toll rises to 47 as more bodies f...

Emergency workers found three bodies immediately after the crash in mountainous Jajarkot district on Thursday, and pulled another 44 from the wreckage of the... read more »

Suicide attack toll at least 50: Afghan official

KABUL, Afghanistan: An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60... read more »

Egyptian president to meet Pope Francis on Monday

VATICAN CITY: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis on Monday, Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi said, in the first visit to the... 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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US bombers defy China's air-defence zone

Japan’s remarks on air-defence zone ‘groundless’...

Beijing – China said Sunday that it “firmly opposes” Japan’s remarks on the Diaoyu Islands, included in the East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone, calling them... read more »

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 11 missing

China’s oil pipeline blast toll rises to 55

Beijing – The deaths in an oil pipeline explosion in Qingdao city in China’s Shandong province have climbed to 55, investigators said... read more »

Two dead, 26 missing as two ships sink off China

Two dead, 26 missing as two ships sink off China

Beijing – Two sailors were confirmed dead and 24 were missing after two ships sank in separate accidents off the coast of China’s Shandong... read more »

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 1...

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 11 missing

QINGDAO – The death toll from Friday’s oil pipeline blasts in east China’s Shandong Province rose to 52 after four bodies were found at the... read more »

China oil pipeline blast toll rises to 44

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 11 missing

The death toll from two huge blasts caused by a leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city has risen to 44 with 166 injured in one... read more »

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Sachin has faith on Indian team

News Details :  In his interview regarding the new Worldcup season Sachin Tendulkar the cricket god of India said all his experiences and favourites for world cup. Uncovering an obscure passionate... read more »

Pakistan cricketer suffers from ghost attack in Ne...

Karachi: Pakistan’s promising young allrounder Haris Sohail complained of supernatural presence in his hotel room in New Zealand, forcing the... read more »

Race for BCCI president gathers pace

The race for the post of president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has begun to gather pace with opposition growing to a possible bid from... read more »

BCCI issues fresh ultimatum for damages to WICB

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has issued an ultimatum to the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), demanding that it furnish the $41.97 million... read more »

New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 108 runs, leads series 3...

Taylor's double-century puts Kiwis into `strong position` in first Windies Test

New Zealand’s Luke Ronchi blasted 170 not out and Grant Elliott made 104 in a record unbroken 267-run partnership which lifted the Black Caps to a 108-run... read more »

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

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

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 world’s cheapest car. Ratan Tata said he... read more »

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

Why no rate hike, The Reserve Bank of India asks b...

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

Brazil raises $71 mn in gas exploration auction

Brazil raises $71 mn in gas exploration auction

Rio de Janeiro – The Brazilian government Thursday raised $71 million in revenue by auctioning a series of natural gas exploration blocks around the... read more »

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SRM University Counseling begins

SRM University plans to open a 50 acre campus in Sikkim during this academic year. Speaking on the sidelines at the counseling of SRM University at Kattangalathur in Chennai, President, SRM... read more »

Plus II results on May 31

BHUBANESWAR: The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) will publish Plus II examination results on May 31, CHSE authorities said on... read more »

India-Israel to strengthen cooperation in education sec...

NEW DELHI: Alon Ushpiz, the ambassador of Israel to India met Smriti Irani, minister of Human Resource Development, on Thursday to discuss strengthening of... read more »

Long Queues as College Admissions in Delhi University O...

New Delhi – Long queues were seen at colleges in Delhi today as admissions to Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP)... read more »

CBSE will now allow ‘revaluation’

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education has introduced the provision of ‘revaluation’ at Class XII level from this year. It is in... read more »

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Arnie startles fans by posing as Terminator waxwork at Madame Tus...

Arnold Schwarzenegger recently posed as a Terminator waxwork at Madame Tussauds and gave fans the fright of their lives. The 67-year-old actor dressed up as his character and the make-up made him... read more »

Ajay Devgn confident about ‘Drishyam’ ...

Bollywood versatile actor Ajay Devgn, who was recently spotted in Mumbai to promote his upcoming thriller drama flick ‘Drishyam’ along... read more »

Amitabh has sought police assistance for his house

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has sought police security for his house. When asked about the reason, Big B said he didn’t know about it. Two days ago, Bachchan... read more »

Brett Lee’s film ‘unINDIAN’ to releas...

Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee-starer “unINDIAN”, an Indian-Australian film, will hit theatres down under on October 15 this year. The... read more »

Jeff Goldblum, 62, first baby with 32-yr-old wife

American actor Jeff Goldblum has welcomed his first child with 30 years younger dancer wife Emilie Livingston. The ‘Jurassic Park’ actor told his... read more »

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South Korea mourns Nelson Mandela's death

DPRK slams S. Korean president as “maniac” over Europ...

PYONGYANG – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday blasted South Korean President Park Geun-hye for her recent European trip, while vowing not to surrender its... read more »

EU to build economic, political partnership with Myanmar

EU to build economic, political partnership with M...

Yangon – The European Union (EU) has vowed to build economic and political partnership with Myanmar and cooperate in areas of establishing... read more »

Scottish parliament passes independence referendum bill

Scottish parliament passes independence referendum bill

Edinburg – The Scottish parliament Thursday passed a bill to allow the people of Scotland to choose whether Scotland should be an independent... read more »

Mixed reactions to Kevin Rudd’s retirement from politic...

Mixed reactions to Kevin Rudd’s retirement from politics

Sydney – Former Australian Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has wound up his 15-years of political career today, while his friends and opponents remain... read more »

Pope Francis becomes `mafia target` after campaigning a...

Pope Francis becomes `mafia target` after campaigning against corruption

London – Pope Francis has brought on himself the wrath of mafia after campaigning against corruption, a leading anti-mob prosecutor has warned. Nicola... read more »

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Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir's saffron fields

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir’s saffron fields

By Sheikh Qayoom Pampore Highlands (Kashmir Valley) – As saffron flowers bloom and farmers begin harvesting the royal spice, the fields in this south Kashmir town are a riot of colour and... read more »

China's richest man pays $28 mn for a Picasso

China’s richest man pays $28 mn for a Picass...

Beijing – Billionaire Wang Jianlin, who is China’s richest man and chairman of real estate developer Dalian Wanda Group, paid $28.16... read more »

Amitav Ghosh to attend literary fest at Leicester

Amitav Ghosh to attend literary fest at Leicester

London – Indian author Amitav Ghosh, who currently lives in New York, is set to attend a literary festival at the University of Leicester in Britain... read more »

Rich-poor gap threat to South Africa’s progress: ...

Rich-poor gap threat to South Africa's progress: Desmond Tutu

New Delhi – South Africa’s Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said that the progress being made by South Africa would be halted if... read more »

South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala, says Fat...

South Asia needs more bold voices like Malala, says Fatima Bhutto

By Shilpa Raina New Delhi – Not just Pakistan, but the entire subcontinent, needs independent and bold voices like that of Malala Yousufzai, the... read more »

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One in 10 people believe coffee causes cancer

One in 10 people believe coffee causes cancer

London – Nearly ten percent people mistakenly believe that coffee causes cancer, with 9 per cent of those polled thinking that drinking coffee can lead to developing the disease. The survey of... read more »

Sinful doughnuts arrive in capital

Sinful doughnuts arrive in capital

New Delhi – Nothing beats the magic of soft, sweet and light doughnuts. Krispy Kreme, a US doughnut chain launched here Saturday, brings the... read more »

Formula for perfect Christmas dinner revealed

Formula for perfect Christmas dinner revealed

London – Scientists have come up with the formula for a perfect Christmas dinner. Psychologists Dr David Lewis and Dr Margaret Yufera-Leitch said... read more »

Cocoa shortage could make chocolates extinct by 2020

Cocoa shortage could make chocolates extinct by 2020

London – Chocolates could run out by 2020 as the cocoa supplies are diminishing across the world. Industry expert Angus Kennedy said that the chocolate... read more »

Now, `drink` your breakfast of bacon, baked beans, eggs...

Now, `drink` your breakfast of bacon, baked beans, eggs, and sausages!

London – Too busy in the mornings to cook a full English breakfast of bacon, baked beans, eggs, and sausages? Then you will be surprised to learn that a... read more »

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FIFA World Cup 2014: Ronaldo’s magic rescues Portugal, Alge...

New Delhi: It was proving to be a tough match for Portugal, before their captain Cristiano Ronaldo came to their rescue against United States, while Belgium earned a hard-fought 1-0 win against... read more »

FIFA World Cup 2014: Belgium Beat Russia By A Late...

Rio De Janeiro : Young forward Divock Origi vindicated his coach Mark Wilmots’ decision to introduce him in the second half as his opportunistic... read more »

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is keen on helping India ho...

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) have extended its support to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) by allocating around $38... read more »

A Central American Mouse Roars, Leaving Italy Trembling

Recife: There were less than 20 minutes left to play here Friday when a bundle of three balloons – red, white and green, the colors of Italy’s... read more »

FIFA World Cup 2014: Costa Rica break English hearts af...

Skipper and PSV Eindhoven striker Bryan Ruiz headed home the winner in the 44th minute as Costa Rica became the first team from group D to qualify for the... read more »

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Gold prices fall on subdued demand, global cues

Gold prices fell by Rs. 10 to Rs. 28,650 per 10 grams in the national capital on Friday on decline in demand for the metal at prevailing levels amid a weak global trend. However, silver continued... read more »

Gold futures down at Rs 27,667 per 10 gm

Gold prices fell 0.3 per cent to Rs 27,667 per 10 grams at the futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. On... read more »

Gold futures down at Rs 27,667 per 10 gm

Gold prices fell 0.3 per cent to Rs 27,667 per 10 grams at the futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. On the Multi... read more »

Gold futures down 0.10% on weak global cues, profit-boo...

NEW DELHI: Gold prices fell 0.10 per cent to Rs 27,641 per 10 grams in futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators. At... read more »

Five reasons why gold may plunge to below Rs 24,000 per...

MUMBAI: ‘Invest in gold’ is not a buzz-word anymore as the yellow metal has corrected in the international market after a 12-year bull-run. Once... read more »

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Cancer: Breaking the bad news to patients

Dr Ranjana Srivastava, who began working as an oncologist in Australia 10 years ago, breaking the news to patients suffering from cancer is part of the job.“A doctor must be able to read a... read more »

Healthy eating during monsoon

The rains not only play havoc on your skin, but on your health as well. There’s a host of infections and diseases that do the rounds during... 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 »

3 simple exercises for a flat tummy

Don’t want to end up injured or exhausted? Don’t overdo things on the workout front. Instead, aim for a brisk 20-minute walk every day to burn... read more »

Achieve toned midriff with right food, exercise

Personal trainer and outdoor fitness expert Rob Jones shares five tips to achieve the toned stomach, reports femalefirst.co.uk.It’s not all about... read more »

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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 the national capital today due to... read more »

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

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... 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 »

Gold price to remain range-bound

Gold price retreated on Saturday after scaling a monthly high of Rs.28,585 per 10 gram in Mumbai on Friday. The yellow metal reacted on unwinding by stockists... read more »

Gold climbs Rs. 300 on seasonal buying, firming global ...

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Continuing its rising streak, gold prices flared up by Rs. 300 to Rs. 28,800 per ten gram in the national capital on Thursday on sustained buying by jewellers... read more »

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Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patients

A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The new research by Wake Forest University looked at a... read more »

Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

Daily exercise can help youngsters boost their brain performance, finds a study. In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young... read more »

Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-be

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all that one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period... read more »

4 delicious ways to cook meat

Stir frying: All you need to do is cut the meat in thin strips, get rid of as much fat as possible and stir fry it in a hot pan or wok, with a little oil. You... read more »

Food choices to beat menstrual cramps

Negotiating menstrual pain is part of every woman’s life. While some women resign themselves to the pain, others pop pain killers. Fortunately, research... read more »

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Gaza toll reaches 316 as UN chief heads to region

GAZA CITY – Palestinian Territories: Israeli air strikes killed 20 people in Gaza on Saturday, taking the death toll to more than 300, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to bolster... read more »

Israeli soldier, 11 Palestinians killed in Gaza gr...

JERUSALEM/GAZA: Israel announced on Friday that a soldier had been killed, its first fatality since a Gaza ground offensive was launched the... read more »

Tripoli airport becomes Libya’s new frontline bet...

TRIPOLI: First, there is a single shot. Then Libyan fighters empty their anti-aircraft guns as others crouch for cover at Tripoli International... read more »

At least three injured in Istanbul gas explosion: Gover...

ISTANBUL: At least three people were injured, one critically, in a gas explosion at a packaging workshop in Istanbul on Saturday, city governor Huseyin Avni... read more »

Syrian opposition elects Hadi el-Bahra as new leader

ISTANBUL: The Syrian National Coalition, the main exiled opposition group seeking the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, on Wednesday elected Saudi-based Syrian... read more »

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Narendra Modi Inaugurates Ferry Service in Poll-Bound Gujarat, Sl...

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

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

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

Supreme Court: “Diwali”, Cracker Ban Stays,...

Rejecting a Petition that challenged its ban at the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) beforehand of Diwali, the ideally... read more »

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Kerry says Obama 'didn't order all NSA snooping'

Kerry says Obama ‘didn’t order all NSA snooping’...

Sydney – The US Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly said that President Barack Obama did not order all NSA spying on other countries. During his tour of the UAE, Kerry revealed that... read more »

Two killed in US birthday party shooting

Two killed in US birthday party shooting

Washington – At least two people, including a girl, were killed and 22 wounded late Saturday when gunfire erupted at a birthday party being... read more »

‘Optimistic’ Kerry says U.S. not ‘bli...

'Optimistic' Kerry says U.S. not 'blind' or 'dumb' to ease sanctions in Iran nuke talks

Washington – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed optimism on finalizing a deal to stop Iran from its domestic nuclear enrichment programme,... read more »

US Navy names new aircraft carrier after Gerald Ford

US Navy names new aircraft carrier after Gerald Ford

Washington – The US Navy has christened the first ship of a new class of aircraft carriers after the 38th US President Gerald R. Ford. A special... read more »

Update policies on Cuba: Obama

Update policies on Cuba: Obama

Washington – US President Barack Obama has called for updated policies on Cuba in the light of changing circumstances. “We have to be creative,... read more »

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Court Relief for AAP’s Somnath Bharti in Controversial Raid...

A court in Delhi has set aside an order holding controversial former minister Somnath Bharti of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) guilty of racial prejudice because of a midnight raid that targeted African... read more »

Delhi CM Mr. Kejriwal skips defamation case, court allows exemption plea

BJP lacks leadership in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on hit back at the BJP over lack of leadership and agenda in Delhi and said people are rejecting its ‘bhagoda’... read more »

Congress to launch massive training of party workers in...

GUWAHATI: Congress is taking leaf out of BJP’s successful experiment, the grand old party has devised training module for its leaders and party workers... read more »

Actress Khushboo likely to join Congress today

Chennai: Famous actress Khushboo is likely to join the Congress on Wednesday. She is in New Delhi and is expected to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi and... read more »

JD(U) may oust Manjhi as Bihar chief minister

PATNA: Speculation is rife in Bihar’s political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the... read more »

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Government announced the launch of an online information guide, V...

New Delhi –  Government today announced the launch of an online information guide, Vikaspedia, for social sectors, and software tools to develop internet-based content in local... read more »

The second operating system hiding in every mobile phone

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow in 2014: ...

Growth in global smartphone revenue is expected to slow this year as cheaper devices hit the market and weigh on average selling prices, research... read more »

HTC to launch cheaper smartphones to return to profit

Smarting from growing losses, Taiwanese phone maker HTC Corp says it will expand its range of cheaper products as it fixes off-target marketing for its... read more »

Apple buys back $14 billion in stock : Tim Cook

Apple wins appeal in Google’s Motorola iPhone patent case

Apple has repurchased $14 billion worth of its stock in the last two weeks after disappointing first-quarter results, the Wall Street Journal reported quoting... read more »

Auto Expo 2014: Sachin Tendulkar unveils BMW i8

Greater Noida: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar unveiled four cars from the BMW stable at the Auto Expo on Wednesday. Sachin, whose love for four wheels is a... read more »

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South Asia

US hopes India will persuade 'friend' Karzai on troops stay post-2014

US hopes India will persuade ‘friend’ Karzai on troop...

Washington – The United States has expressed hope India would persuade Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a deal allowing US troops to stay post-2014. Testifying before a Senate committee,... read more »

Pak admits Iran gas pipeline project cannot go ahead unless US sanctions issue resolved

Pak admits Iran gas pipeline project cannot go ahe...

Islamabad – Pakistan has said it cannot move ahead with the Iran gas pipeline project unless the issue of possible US sanctions is... read more »

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US ...

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US security firm

London – Chinese hackers reportedly snooped on five European foreign ministries with malware-infected emails over the summer, new research from US... read more »

Bangladesh SC stays execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader

Bangladesh SC stays execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader

Dhaka – The Supreme Court of Bangladesh late Tuesday halted the execution of Abdul Quader Molla hours before the convicted war criminal was to be... read more »

Pak govt. to press five charges against Musharraf in hi...

Pak govt. to press five charges against Musharraf in high treason case

Islamabad – The Pakistan government has decided to press five charges against former President General Pervez Musharraf in the ‘high... read more »

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Serena, Sharapova set for Wimbledon semi-final showdown

Serena Williams survived a scare to book a Wimbledon semi-final showdown with old rival Maria Sharapova as the world number one battled back to defeat Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 today. Williams... read more »

Bengal Tiger-Sourav Ganguly turns 43

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is happy celebrating his 43rd birthday with family and friends here today as wishes poured in on the social... read more »

Haryana girls dominate wrestling trials

Veteran Geeta Phogat and youngster Vinesh qualified for the World Wrestling Championships for women even as an injured Babita Kumari missed the selection... read more »

Younis Khan’s unbeaten 171 helps Pakistan chase record ...

Younis Khan remained unbeaten after a brilliant 171 as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the final Test to win the three-match series 2-1 at... read more »

Murray, Federer, Wawrinka, Gasquet enter quarters

2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray outlasted the big serving of Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic to reach the quarter-finals, while seven-time champion Roger... read more »

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Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday season!

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday season!

New Delhi – With the holiday season at its peak, International SOS has issued guidelines for travellers to stay healthy and have safe and secure trips, which include minimizing weather-related... read more »

Get these apps for stress-free travel this holiday season!

Get these apps for stress-free travel this holiday...

Washington – In time for the holiday season, apps like RoadNinja, SpotHero and FlightAware can help travellers save time and money while... read more »

Top 5 must carry clothes while travelling

Top five must carry clothes while travelling

New Delhi – Holiday season is the time for people to pack their bags and hit the road. Before you do that, it is essential to choose the must have... read more »

Hawaii ‘most searched’ holiday destination ...

Hawaii 'most searched' holiday destination on Bing!

Washington – With the travel industry expected to be 300 billion dollars worth in the US alone and the Internet being the most handy tool while... read more »

Make your own wine, the Kerala way

Make your own wine, the Kerala way

By Sanu George Thiruvananthapuram – Wine becomes much sought after in Kerala during the festive season, and what better than to make it at home? Barring... read more »

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LoC firing: Pak targets schools in J&K; 217 students, 15 teac...

All schools in Nowshera, Manjakote sectors of Rajouri district is closed for an indefinite periodBraving Pakistani shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC), authorities in Rajouri district of... read more »

Precedents suggest Mayawati’s resignation likely t...

Her resignation may not be accepted because members quitting Parliament are expected to submit their resignation in a simple format and without... read more »

US ‘concerned’ about India-China border sta...

NEW DELHI: The US said on Wednesday that it’s “concerned” about the India-China border standoff in Doklam that’s now entered its... read more »

UAE Behind Hacking of Qatari Media that Begins New Midd...

WASHINGTON — The United Arab Emirates orchestrated the hacking of a Qatari government news site in May, planting a false story that was used as a pretext... read more »

The 10 Most Breathtaking Attractions Of Sweden You Shou...

How can anyone forget the country that introduced the world to Vikings, noble peace prize, Volvo, IKEA….and the list goes on. Well, you might have got the... read more »

Law school trashes apex court ruling on 377

Opposition leaders’ plea for tallying of 50 per cent of EVMs with VVPAT, SC seeks EC respo...

The Supreme Court Friday sought the Election Commission’s response on a plea by Opposition leaders seeking counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips of 50 per cent of... read more »

Christian Terrorist Shoots Muslims in Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, 49 Dead

Christchurch: Several people were reported dead when a gunman opened fire at a crowded mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, during afternoon prayers on Friday. Localmedia... read more »

Bridge collapsed in Mumbai near VT station

Milind Deora, Congress on Mumbai foot over bridge collapse: If the govt wants to send a message to the common Mumbaikars that this won’t happen again then they should immediately... read more »

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir Compares Dalai Lama to Masood Azhar

Pakistan`s senior journalist Hamid Mir on Wednesday stoked a stupid controversy when he compared Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar to Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama. After he put out a... read more »

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... read more »