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Opposition parties reject Centre’s...

Opposition parties reject Centre’s call for ‘one nation, one el...

One thing the resignation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president will not do to him is to reduce his status to even that of primus inter pares or first among equals. He will continue to tower over other party leaders. It is to him they will turn for settling factional disputes, build consensus on... read more »

SA tour: Rayudu makes maiden entry, Zaheer recalled
Ambati Rayudu announces retirement from ...

Ambati Rayudu announces retirement from all forms of cricket

India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, including the IPL, according to BCCI sources. The move comes after Rayudu was snubbed by the Indian team management, which preferred Mayank Agarwal as replacement for an injured Vijay Shankar in the... read more »

Indrani Mukerjea To Be Approver In Corru...

Indrani Mukerjea To Be Approver In Corruption Case Linked To Chidambarams

Indrani Mukerjea’s plea to turn approver in the INX Media corruption case involving former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram was today accepted by a Delhi court. The CBI, which endorsed her application, said that Indrani Mukerjea was privy to evidence, in the form... read more »

Rahul Gandhi promises a national free medicine scheme
Will fight BJP, RSS with 10 times more v...

Will fight BJP, RSS with 10 times more vigour: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said today he had quit as Congress president and had left it to his party to find a successor soon, taking responsibility for a second straight national election defeat. “Accountability is critical for the future growth of our party. It is for this reason that I have resigned as... read more »

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Suspect charged over Kenya mall massacre rejects killing

Suspect charged over Kenya mall massacre rejects killing

Nairobi – One of four men facing trial in connection with Kenya’s Westgate mall massacre in September fiercely denied the charges in court today, describing himself as a deeply religious... read more »

Nelson Mandela still unable to speak, says ex-wife

Nelson Mandela still unable to speak, says ex-wife

London – Former South African president Nelson Mandela is still unable to speak, but he is not on life-support machine, his ex-wife... read more »

29 killed, 30 injured in Egypt train collision

29 killed, 30 injured in Egypt train collision

Cairo – At least 29 people! were killed and 30 injured when a freight train crashed into a number of vehicles near the Egyptian capital of Cairo in the... read more »

31 killed in attack on anti-militia protesters in Libya...

31 killed in attack on anti-militia protesters in Libya capital

TRIPOLI – A group of militiamen opened fire here on Friday at hundreds of protesters, killing at least 31 people and wounding 230 others, the Libyan... read more »

Nine Boko Haram killed in military offensive in Nigeria

40 killed in fresh Nigeria attacks

Lagos – Nine Boko Haram insurgents were kill! ed in an offensive on a camp in the Nigeria northeast Borno State, military authorities said... read more »

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18 killed in China plant fire

Beijing: At least 18 people were killed after a major fire at a food company in east China`s Shandong province, authorities said Monday.The fire broke out at 7 pm Sunday at a carrot packaging... read more »

Islamic State says it plans tIslamic State says it...

They have paraded their own flag, formed courts and ministries, issued passports and even license plates. Now, the leaders of the Islamic State, the... read more »

Imran Khan dares Pakistan government to arrest him

Islamabad: Pakistan`s Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party chairman Imran Khan has refused to seek bail after being charged with attacks on the parliament and PTV... read more »

Bus mishap: 56 killed after passenger bus collides with...

At least 56 people, including 21 women and 18 children, were killed and several others injured today when a passenger bus collided with a truck in... read more »

Angry Arabs march in north Israel after shooting

KFAR KANA, Israel: Angry Arab-Israeli protesters took to the streets across the country on Sunday and police raised alert levels nationwide amid shock waves... read more »

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Government slashes natural gas prices by 16% to $4.24 per unit

The government has cut natural gas prices by 16% to $4.24 per unit for the six-month period, beginning October 1. Natural gas prices, according to a formula approved by the government in October... read more »

Nippon Life to hike stake in life insurance, mutua...

MUMBAI: Bullish on growth prospects of his group’s financial services businesses, industrialist Anil Ambani on Wednesday said Japanese major... read more »

Modi suddenly pressured to act after Raghuram Rajan cut...

New Delhi: Now that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan responded to government pressure with India’s biggest rate cut since 2009,... read more »

China’s Didi Kuaidi Firms Up Anti-Uber Alliance, ...

China’s most popular ride-hailing app Didi Kuaidi said on Monday it has invested in Indian peer Ola, forging a new alliance within a network of... read more »

Ola Opens Up API for Mobile Apps, Individual Developers

Taxi aggregator Ola Saturday announced the public release of its API, allowing major mobile apps as well as individual developers to integrate the... read more »

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China's military modernization is challenging US military power

China’s military modernization is challenging US military p...

A US congressional panel, which advises lawmakers on the national security implications of the relationship between Washington and Beijing, has warned that China could possess the largest fleet of... read more »

China, EU to enhance cooperation on urbanisation

China, EU to enhance cooperation on urbanisation

Beijing – China is willing to learn from the European Union (EU) in i! ts push towards urbanisation, Premier Li Keqiang said... read more »

China has 1.22 bn cellphone users!

China has 1.22 bn cellphone users

Beijing – The number of cellphone users in China reached 1.22 billion till October end, the Chinese government has revealed. According to the Chinese... read more »

China appoints spokesmen to boost military transparency

China allegedly withholds residence visas for NYT, Bloomberg reporters

Beijing –  China has appointed spokesmen for its seven military branches in a bid to boost up the country’s military transparency. The branches... read more »

First Chinese-American US ambassador to China to quit

First Chinese-American US ambassador to China to quit

Beijing – US Ambassador to China Gary Locke said Wednesday he will step down from his position early next year to rejoin his family. “When I met... read more »

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Geoff Lawson: The 10 players to watch in cricket’s World Cu...

This 11th edition of the world Cup could be the most open since India surprised all in 1983. The home teams will appreciate being at home, knowing the pitches and having the best of the... read more »

BUTT-ASIF-AAMER CASE TO BE RE-EXAMINED

Prosecutors are re-examining the criminal convictions of three Pakistan players jailed in 2011 over spotfixing allegations, according to a report in... read more »

Gilchrist brands de Villiers most valuable cricketer on...

Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist has lavished praise on South Africa’s swashbuckling skipper AB de Villiers, describing him as the most... read more »

Cummins backs Warner to explode in World Cup

Warner says has finally understood how he almost wasted valuable Baggy Green opportunity

Australian fast bowler Patrick Cummins has backed teammate David Warner to prove his one-day doubters wrong in the upcoming cricket World Cup, tipping the... read more »

Tri-series: India, Australia, England begin World Cup p...

We have almost had everything in the last month and half, starting with the untimely demise of Phillip Hughes to Mahendra Singh Dhoni calling it a day in the... read more »

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Coal India to take up 126 projects in 12th Plan

Coal India to take up 126 projects in 12th Plan

New Delhi – State miner Coal India Limited (CIL) has identified 126 new projects with an estimated capacity of 438.04 million tonnes (MT) to be taken up during 12th Plan period. “Out of... read more »

Rupee continues to be firm, advances to 62.42 vs dollar

Rupee continues to be firm, advances to 62.42 vs d...

Mumbai – The rupee continued to rule firm for the third day today by advancing 8 paise to 62.42 per dollar on persistent selling of the US... read more »

Sensex gains 388 points as crude price drops

Sensex gains 388 points as crude price drops

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets ended 388 points or 1.92 percent up Monday as crude price dropped after a breakthrough nuclear... read more »

Sensex gains 276 points during pre-noon session

Sensex gains 276 points during pre-noon session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets surged 276.12 points or 1.37 percent up in the pre-noon session Monday. The rally was led by... read more »

India may have to start importing iron ore soon: Steel ...

CCI rules out cartelisation among steel producers

The Steel Ministry is of the view that India will have to import iron ore in the immediate future to meet significantly increasing demand from domestic... read more »

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What makes Bangalore an education hub

Karnataka is considered peaceful, progressive and prosperous from a social, economic, cultural perspective . Bangalore city has the advantage of a rich heritage , cosmopolitan culture and salubrious... read more »

Fewer Indian students coming to UK: Report

LONDON: Over 65,000 fewer students are now coming to study in Britain from Commonwealth countries such as India and Pakistan, according to an... read more »

BTech linked to industry

Manav Rachna International University (MRIU), Faridabad, is inviting applications for new BTech programmes, with specialisations such as cloud computing,... read more »

Agriculture studies can open new career paths

COIMBATORE: Agriculture is not just about crops, seeds, harvest, pesticides and yield. It also includes trading, funding, feasibility studies, food... read more »

Boring lectures in classrooms cause more failures, less...

NEW DELHI: Classroom lectures cause more students to fail compared to interactive sessions involving discussions and problem solving in science, engineering... read more »

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Entertainment

Salman Khan to hold special screening for Shah Rukh, Aamir Khan?

Salman Khan is all set for his upcoming release Bajrangi Bhaijaan on Eid 2015, is leaving no stone unturned to take his friendship with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan to next level. According to... read more »

Comedy Nights with Kapil’ stars appear in ne...

The cast of “Comedy Nights With Kapil” are teaming up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India for a brand-new campaign,... read more »

No one can replace Feroz Khan in ‘Welcome’ ...

Veteran actor Nana Patekar, who will be seen in “Welcome Back” says there is no one who can replace the late legendary Feroz Khan. Feroz had played the... read more »

Shahid Kapoor’s Vivah: Actor Marries Mira Rajput;...

Actor Shahid Kapoor, 34, married fiancee Mira Rajput, 21, in an intimate ceremony in Delhi on Tuesday. The wedding, with rituals in traditional Punjabi style,... read more »

Rajinikanth rejects Drishyam remake

Superstar Rajinikanth rejected an offer to star in the Tamil remake of Malayalam blockbuster Drishyam because he feared that two particular scenes in the... read more »

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Alexander Lukashevich

No knowledge of Damascus hiding chemical stockpiles: Russia

Moscow – Moscow denied Friday having any information about Damascus hiding some of its chemical arsenals. “For over a month a joint mission of the UN and Organisation for Prohibition of... read more »

Swiss scientists confirm abnormal presence of polonium in samples of Arafat's body

Swiss scientists confirm abnormal presence of polo...

LAUSANNE – Swiss scientists who analyzed samples from the corpse of Yasser Arafat Thursday confirmed the abnormal presence of radioactive... read more »

Cameron wants to cement ties with India

Cameron wants to cement ties with India

London – British Prime Minister David Cameron has lauded India’s role in global economy and said that a close relationship with New Delhi is... read more »

General strike against austerity hits Greece

General strike against austerity hits Greece

Athens – Greece was hit Wednesday by a fresh 24-hour strike over austerity measures and reforms introduced to tackle the country’s three-year debt... read more »

Time for nuclear talks ‘not unlimited’: Fra...

Time for nuclear talks 'not unlimited': France tells Iran

Paris – France warned Iran that negotiations over Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme could not go on forever, ahead of a fresh round of... read more »

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Some species of ants using aggression and deception

Some species of ants using aggression and deception

The animal world fascinates me for two reasons. Their talents and abilities far exceed ours. They are so similar to humans in the way they feel emotion and handle problems. And no species are more... read more »

Tripura's 83-year-old lake palace to be restored

Tripura’s 83-year-old lake palace to be rest...

By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala – Tripura’s Communist government has drawn up a Rs.50-crore plan to restore the 83-year-old Neermahal, the... read more »

Stay ‘on’ the beach at Kerala’s Hotel...

Stay 'on' the beach at Kerala's Hotel Sea Face

By Sanu George True to its name, there’s probably no other place in Kerala’s capital city Thiruvananthapuram where one can stay as close to the... read more »

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York Fash...

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York Fashion Week

Dimapur – The northeast, which has over the years produced many talents, has added another feather to its cap through Ikali Sukhalu, who has got a... read more »

Delhi hosts northeast fashion festival

Delhi hosts northeast fashion festival

By Themthingchon YR New Delhi – The second edition of the “Northeast Fashion Fest”, which showcased the creativity of budding fashion designers of... read more »

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Thinking too much about food could make us eat more

Thinking too much about food could make us eat more

Washington – A new analysis of 50 studies has found that thinking before eating may actually undermine people’s dieting goals. Jessie De Witt Huberts of Utrecht University says that we are... read more »

Bigger bowls make kids want more food

Bigger bowls make kids want more food

Washington – Bigger dishes can cause adults to serve and consume more food, and the same thing apply to kids who also become vulnerable to... read more »

‘Protein-filled breakfast helps loose weight̵...

'Protein-filled breakfast helps loose weight'

Los Angeles – Eating a protein-filled breakfast is an answer for those who wants to loose weight instantly, according to new research. A new study re!... read more »

How tea can better our mood

How tea can better our mood

New York – Research has found that tea might play a role in changing your mood, helping you feel less depressed, more alert or even energetic. Some of... read more »

Top four foods to stay alert at work

Top four foods to stay alert at work

New York – Soon after lunch, people experience afternoon slump. Citrus fruits or dark chocolates can help you in being more productive at work. Chips... read more »

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Football

Fifa world cup Brazinga 2014: Cup Star David Villa

David Villa Date of Birth: December 3, 1981 Position: Striker Team: Spain Appearances: 94 Goals: 56 He is not your ideal striker. He may not have raw pace or blanking shots, but he scores a goal... read more »

Manchester United’s future now in the hands ...

Kevin and Edward Glazer, and their sister, Darcie Glazer Kassewitz, are the low-profile members of the family, but they own the same stake in United... read more »

Germany eager to end World Cup third-place curse

BERLIN: Germany head to Brazil aiming to end their 24-year wait for a fourth World Cup title with captain Philipp Lahm insisting he is sick of finishing... read more »

Three football clubs barred from I-League

PANAJI: Indian football lost its heart and soul after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) decided to reduce the I-League to just ten teams, throwing out... read more »

Wayne Rooney gives golf tips to son Kai

Wayne Rooney was recently spotted giving his four-year-old son some golf lessons during their holiday in Portugal. According to the Mirror, the 28-year-old... read more »

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Gold futures rebound from two-month low, Rs. 28,770 per 10 gram

Gold prices down by Rs 100 on weak global cues, silver recovers

Gold prices fell by another Rs 100 to Rs 30,240 per 10 grams in the national capital. On the other hand, silver rose by Rs 200 to Rs 41,900 per kg on increased industrial demand. Traders said... read more »

Gold remains below $1,300 on easing Ukraine concer...

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Gold was trading below $1,300 an ounce on Thursday, steadying at weaker levels after a fall of more than 1 percent in... read more »

Gold advances on marriage season buying, global cues

Gold prices rose further by Rs. 50 to Rs. 30,750 per ten gram in the national capital on Wednesday on sustained buying by stockists to meet ongoing marriage... read more »

Gold prices rise in futures trade on global cues

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold prices rose 0.35 per cent to Rs 28,481 per 10 grams in futures trade as speculators created fresh positions after the precious metal climbed to over... read more »

China may have 1,000 tonnes of gold tied in financing :...

Singapore – Chinese firms could have locked up as much as 1,000 tonnes of gold in financing deals, an industry report said, indicating a big slice of... read more »

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Health & Fitness

10 best foods to reduce cholesterol

Have a salmon fish dinner. Snack on a handful of nuts. Pour a dash of olive oil in your salad. And bite into that sinister chocolate. Now you can do all this guilt-free! All these foods help in... read more »

Aster DM Healthcare opens its eight ACCESS Clinic ...

Aster DM Healthcare, the leading healthcare conglomerate in the Middle East and India, has opened its eighth ACCESS clinic at Souk Al Kabeer, Bur... read more »

Weight loss surgery may cause bone loss

Regarded as the most effective treatment for severe obesity, bariatric surgery may lead to bone loss for at least two years even after the body weight... read more »

Mobile radiation is not harmful: experts

Mumbai: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and... read more »

Couples sleep in sync when wife satisfied with marriage

Couples are more likely to sleep in sync when the wife is more satisfied with their marriage, a new study has found. Researchers found that overall synchrony... read more »

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Investing

Gold, silver extend losses on global cues, sluggish demand

Gold remained under pressure for the second straight day and declined by Rs 100 to Rs 28,100 per 10 grams in the national capital on Friday on weak cues from global markets and subdued demand from... read more »

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... 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 took... 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 »

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Lifestyle

How fermented foods help the body

Many opt for fermentation because it helps in increasing the nutritional value of food. It also has several other benefits. We take you through some of them… Digestion: Fermented foods are... read more »

Can your beauty salon harm you?

The quickest way to pamper yourself is to indulge at the salon. However, a recent study claims that a simple fish pedicure that involves tiny... read more »

5 mistakes you make while jogging on treadmill

Error # 1 Not having a plan You get on, you push start, and you up the speed. You go until the timer hits your set time limit (or your body is too tired), and... read more »

Know the varieties of tea

The varieties of tea now available in the market have shot up like never before. Whether you go to a supermarket to buy tea for your home or go to a tea-cafe,... read more »

Here’s how to identify types of headaches

If there were an underdog in the directory of medical symptoms, it would be the headache. “Headaches are often ignored by patients who prefer to... read more »

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Middle East

US military deploys assessment teams in Iraq

WASHINGTON: The US military began deploying assessment teams in Baghdad on Tuesday to evaluate the state of Iraqi security forces and decide how to help them counter an Islamist insurgency that has... read more »

US Secretary of State John Kerry struggles to keep Middle East peace talks on track

Kerry in Kurdistan to urge leaders to be part of n...

ARBIL: US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday to urge its leaders not to withdraw from the political process in Baghdad... read more »

John Kerry lands in Baghdad to press Iraqi leaders as i...

BAGHDAD: US secretary of state John Kerry landed in Baghdad on Monday to press Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to form a more inclusive government in response... read more »

Israel kills Palestinian teen in escalating West Bank a...

HEBRON, West Bank: Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank on Friday and arrested 25 people, pursuing a weeklong crackdown... read more »

Militants launch attack on north Baghdad

BAGHDAD: Iraqi officials say militants have launched an attack on a Sunni-dominated city north of Baghdad, killing seven members of the security forces and... read more »

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Doklam Returned Again: are there different hidden goals that Chin...

The Ministry of external affairs has denied that there’s any trade in the reputation quo at doklam as agreed on august 25 paving manner for “disengagement” on the disputed web site... read more »

GST council eases rules:a pain Reliever Certainly,...

Has the slew of adjustments in the goods and offerings Tax (GST) regime okayed all through the twenty second assembly of the gst council on friday... read more »

gst council proclaims remedy for exporters, e-wallets f...

The GST council in its twenty second meeting on friday announced a slew of relief for exporters, some of whom are going through working capital squeeze due to... read more »

petrol, diesel prices today (october 7): check out cost...

Petrol fees and diesel prices today were little changed as compared to friday’s fees. presently, petrol costs and diesel quotes are revised on a each... read more »

Diwali has come Early because of changes in GST rules, ...

Dwarka:on a two-day visit to Gujarat that heads for elections later this yr, top minister narendra modi today stated the adjustments made to the products and... read more »

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North America

Merkel insists German-U.S. ties should not be put at risk

Merkel insists German-U.S. ties should not be put at risk

BERLIN – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday stressed the importance of the German-U.S. alliance, adding that an ongoing debate on whether to grant Edward Snowden asylum must not hamper... read more »

Multiple gun fired outside Garden State Plaza in New Jersey shopping centre .

Multiple gun fired outside Garden State Plaza in N...

A shopping centre in the US state of New Jersey has been evacuated after multiple shots were heard, with some people locked down inside stores. Some... read more »

US to continue support Egypt’s regime: Kerry

US to continue support Egypt's regime: Kerry

Cairo – US Secretary of State John Kerry, during his first visit to Egypt since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, confirmed Sunday that his... read more »

For Edward Snowden, no clemency: Top US lawmakers

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

Washington – Senior American lawmakers said today that intelligence leaker Edward Snowden should not be given clemency by the United States following... read more »

John Kerry arrives in Middle East to fix ties

John Kerry arrives in Middle East to fix ties

London – US Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly arrived in the Middle East to repair ties with the nation’s long-standing ally. The US... read more »

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Politics

Sanskrit, not German: Smriti Irani’s Hindutva agenda hurts KV stu...

In the last six years, the number of Indian students going to Germany for higher studies has risen by 114 per cent. Germany is one of the top destinations for Indian students, particularly those... read more »

Political parties in Kerala gearing up for local e...

While the Congress that heads the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) will hit the roads from November 4 to energise party workers, the Left... read more »

UP to develop Agra-Lucknow-Varanasi ‘heritage arc’

Lucknow: With an intention to boost tourism in Uttar Pradesh, the state government will develop a “heritage arc” involving Agra, Lucknow and Varanasi on... read more »

Could have acted against Deshmukh, Shinde in Adarsh sca...

Mumbai: Just a day before the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has triggered a controversy. In his interview to a daily, the... read more »

Congress cracks whip on Shashi Tharoor, removes him as ...

Treatment meted out to diplomat unacceptable: Shashi Tharoor

Taking a dim view of Shashi Tharoor’s praise of Narendra Modi and his appreciation of the “Swachh Bharat” campaign, the Congress cracked the... read more »

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Sci - Tech

Google acquires security firm Impermium with Indian connection

Google acquires security firm Impermium with Indian connection

Google has acquired a three-year-old security firm Impermium with two Indian Co-founders – Vish Ramarao and Naveen Jamal. It has offices in Banglore and California. The acquisition has been... read more »

Google develops contact lens glucose monitor

Google unveiled on Thursday a contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears, a potential reprieve for millions of diabetics who have to jab... read more »

Nokia Android smartphone still in the works

Nokia Android smartphone still in the works

Nokia may not be giving up on its rumored Android phone after all, that is if new photos posted online are to be believed. The new images were posted on... read more »

Google links social network contacts to Gmail

Google links social network contacts to Gmail

Google will now suggest Google+ connections as recipients when you are composing a new email Google has announced a new integration between its social... read more »

Yahoo acquires ‘intelligent homescreen’ sta...

Yahoo acquires 'intelligent homescreen' startup Aviate

Washington – Yahoo has acquired Aviate, a startup whose technology brings information to mobile home screens from a user’s Android apps. CEO... read more »

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South Asia

Bangladesh: Does it really matter that Khaleda Zia is not contesting elections

Bangladesh: Does it really matter that Khaleda Zia is not contest...

Dhaka – December 2, 2013 was the last date for the filing of nominations for the tenth parliamentary elections being held on January 5, 2014. The BNP, which had declared its intention of not... read more »

Indian dam will affect Neelum-Jhelum project: Pakistan

Don’t talk of war with India: Pakistani dail...

Islamabad – With tension along the Indian border abating, “all talks of war” should! be avoided, said a Pakistani daily... read more »

Nelson Mandela’s funeral to be held Dec 15

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

Johannesburg – The South African government announced Fri! day that the country’s former president Nelson Mandela’s funeral will be held Dec... read more »

Nepal to deploy security force at customs points

Nepal to allow private investment in power transmission

Kathmandu – Amid rising complaints from the private sector about feeble security situation and cases of anomalies at customs points, the Nepal... read more »

Pak’s new army chief Gen Raheel has no presence o...

Pak's new army chief Gen Raheel has no presence on Facebook, Twitter

Islamabad – Pakistan’s new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif does not maintain any account on Facebook and Twitter. Director... read more »

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Aditya Patel leads LMS Cup after podium finish

Indian racing driver Aditya Patel enjoyed a successful weekend in the Audi R8 LMS Cup championship with top-10 finishes, including a second place, in the three races run here at the Penbay... read more »

‘Sweeper’ boxer Krishna Rout seeks a j...

Former national boxer Krishna Rout, who has been cleaning open drains for the past 15 years as a temporary worker of Howrah Municipal Corporation,... read more »

Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag on ”D...

Golfer Bubba Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the contentious Confederate battle banner on his “General Lee” Dodge Charger from the hit... read more »

Belgium thrash India 4-0 to reach final of Hockey World...

The Indian men’ s hockey team suffered a 0-4 loss at the hands of the aggressive Belgium side as they succumbed to pressure in the semi-final of the... read more »

KCR writes to PM Modi, calls for Jwala Gutta to be incl...

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, also known as KCR, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, urging him to include the names of top... read more »

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Travel

Hoteliers worried about prospects in festive season

Hoteliers worried about prospects in festive season

Mumbai – With Christmas and New Year round the corner, hotels and restaurants in the western region are worried about their prospects in the festive season for a variety of reasons, including... read more »

Holiday office parties may do more harm than good

Holiday office parties may do more harm than good

Washington – A new study has found that office holiday bashes, which are thrown with the intention of promoting team unity, leave members of... read more »

Dubai aims to be world’s most sustainable city by...

Dubai aims to be world's most sustainable city by 2020

Abu Dhabi – Dubai aims to become one of the top ten sustainable cities in the world by 2020, when the city hosts the World Expo event. Hussain Nasser... read more »

New underwater hotel lets guests sleep with Nemo

New underwater hotel lets guests sleep with Nemo

A new underwater hotel room has opened off the coast of Tanzania for intrepid, adventurous and ocean-loving travelers. Set off Pemba Island, also known as... read more »

Maldives wins best island destination in world award

Maldives wins best island destination in world award

Male – The Maldives has been awarded the title of “World`s Leading Island Destination” at the 2013 World Travel Awards in Qatar, media... read more »

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World

In Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump to use softer language about Islam

President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “battle between good and... read more »

North Korea confirms ballistic missile launch, say...

Pyongang on Monday confirmed that it had indeed carried out a test missile launch on Sunday. The missile test, North Korea said, was aimed at... read more »

Donald Trump Is CEO Of The Country, Can Fire Anyone He ...

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may meet US President Donald Trump in person for the very first time next week at the US, Arab and Islamist Summit in... read more »

10 gunned down near China ‘Belt and Road’ p...

HIGHLIGHTS The attack on the Pakistani labourers took place some 20 kilometres from the emerging port city of Gwadar Gwadar’s deep-water port is the... read more »

Pak International Airlines to suspend Mumbai-Karachi fl...

MUMBAI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), which operates a weekly flight between Mumbai and Karachi, will suspend its service from May 11. The national... read more »

Review Your Health Insurance Policy Before It’s Too Late

‘Change’ is the basic nature of life, as it keeps changing. With a change in everything, our insurance requirements also keep changing through different junctures of our lives. The... read more »

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

The bodies of victims from New Zealand’s mosques mass shooting were carried in open caskets on the shoulders of mourners into a large tent at Christchurch’s Memorial Park... read more »

Modi must take history lessons and classes with top BJP leaders: Digvijay Singh

Digvijaya Singh compared Modi with Hitler and Mussolini

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the most infamous dictators of history, Hitler and Mussolini, as he tweeted about the need for love, peace... read more »

AAP leaders sits outside Election Commission office, Protesting AAP call center raid

Aam Aam Party leaders, led by Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, squatted outside the Election Commission office on Friday protesting against the alleged raids at the party’s... read more »

Law school trashes apex court ruling on 377

Opposition leaders’ plea for tallying of 50 per cent of EVMs with...

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 EVMs in... read more »