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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 »

Mumbai Rain Updates: Intermittent spells...

Mumbai Rain Updates: Intermittent spells of light to moderate rain in city ...

Mumbai rains, trains and weather Latest Updates: The toll in Ratnagiri district’s Tiware dam, which was breached earlier on Wednesday, has risen to nine with twenty four people still missing. The search and rescue operation is underway. Devendra Fadnavis has spoken to Ratnagiri Collector and... read more »

Over 5,500 Pilgrims Set Out For Amarnath

Over 5,500 Pilgrims Set Out For Amarnath

A batch of 5,522 pilgrims on Thursday left Jammu for the Himalayan cave shrine Amarnath, after 33,694 yatris completed paying obeisance before the ice stalagmite structure of Lord Shiva over the past three days. Two escorted convoys left for the valley, police said, adding that 2,520 were headed... read more »

Mutual funds witness 60% fall in net inf...

Mutual funds witness 60% fall in net inflows in 2018-19: Economic Survey

During 2018-19, there was a net inflow of Rs 1,09,701 crore in the mutual fund industry, says Economic Survey. However, the net inflows are 60 per cent lower than last year. Net inflows in 2017-18 stood at Rs 2,71,797 crore. Lower net inflows were mainly due to rise in redemptions during the year.... read more »

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Two killed, 29 injured in Libyan clashes

Two killed, 29 injured in Libyan clashes

Tripoli – At least two people were killed and 29 injured as deadly clashes erupted here Friday night between local militia and a brigade from Misrata city, a security official said. The... read more »

Mohamed Morsi 'steadfast' in jail, says wife

Mohamed Morsi ‘steadfast’ in jail, say...

London – The wife of toppled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi visited him in jail and said he is ‘steadfast’. Naglaa Ali was one... read more »

South Africa against trial of sitting leaders

South Africa against trial of sitting leaders

Cape Town – South African President Jacob Zuma said Wednesday that sitting African heads of state should not stand trial. “What we are guarding... read more »

Nigerian President wants emergency rule extended for 6 ...

Nigerian President wants emergency rule extended for 6 months

Abuja – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan today asked legislators to extend for another six months the state of emergency in three northeastern... read more »

Gaddafi’s son demands trail in Zintan, not Tripol...

Gaddafi's son demands trail in Zintan, not Tripoli

Tripoli – Saif al-Islam, the second son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has demanded he be tried in the western city of Zintan rather than... read more »

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China Develops Laser System Against Drones

Chinese engineers have successfully tested a laser weapon that can shoot down low-flying, slow-moving drones, state media reported Tuesday. The Low Altitude Sentinel system can detect a small... read more »

9 killed in landslides in southwest China

Nine people have been killed inlandslides that struck southwest China’s Yunnan province last week. Nine people were buried as the disasterhit... read more »

Six killed in China bus accident

Beijing: At least six people were killed and 40 injured Monday when a passenger bus overturned in China`s Shanghai city. The accident occurred on a road... read more »

Israel beefs up security in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that security forces have been increased significantly in East Jerusalem to prevent further... read more »

Nepal bus crash kills 14

KATHMANDU: An overloaded bus plunged down a hill in central Nepal on Friday, killing at least 14 people including three foreigners, police said.   The... read more »

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Pfizer to sell Thane plant to Vidhi Research for Rs 178 crore

Drug firm Pfizer has said it has entered into a business transfer agreement to sell its Thane plant as a going concern to Vidhi Research and Development LLP for Rs 178 crore. In a BSE filing, Pfizer... read more »

Sterlite Technologies acquires Elitecore Tech for ...

NEW DELHI: Sterlite TechnologiesBSE 2.23 % today announced the acquisition of telecom software product firm Elitecore Technologies at Rs 180 crore... read more »

Volkswagen emissions scandal spreads to Europe and thre...

Volkswagen unveils five-year investment plan to become world’s leading carmaker by 2018

The Volkswagen and Audi diesel emissions scandal which has thrown the global car industry into turmoil has spread to Europe and threatens to embroil more... read more »

Dr Reddy’s settles patent litigation on Kuvan tab...

he California-based BioMarin Pharmaceutical has entered into a settlement agreement with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to resolve patent litigation in the US... read more »

Tata Steel raises Rs 4,000 cr via non-core asset sale

Tata Steel has raised more than Rs 4,100 crore through the sale of non-core assets so far this fiscal as part of efforts to strengthen its balance sheet and... read more »

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8 killed in floods after typhoon hits China

8 killed in floods after typhoon hits China

Eight people were killed and over 1,000 students were trapped in floods after rainstorms in several areas in China triggered by typhoon Haiyan. Two people have died and four remain missing after a... read more »

China on high alert as super typhoon hits coast

China on high alert as super typhoon hits coast

Beijing – China Sunday issued a red alert, the highest alert in its warning system, for super typhoon ‘Haiyan’ that brought heavy... read more »

China to discuss key economic reforms in `secret` Third...

China to discuss key economic reforms in `secret` Third Plenum

London – China is all set for a four-day meeting, called Third Plenum, to discuss significant economic reforms for the next decade. The areas expected... read more »

China rebuts US’ accusation of cyber attacks

China rebuts US' accusation of cyber attacks

Beijing – While rubbishing the US accusation that the Chinese military was carrying out cyber attacks, the Chinese government Thursday urged the US to... read more »

China urges flexibility on Iran nuclear talks in Geneva

China urges US to respect air defence zone

Beijing – China Thursday called on parties concerned to adopt a flexible and pragmatic approach, as they began a new round of talks on the Iran nuclear... read more »

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Smith, Burns help Australia push lead to 348 runs

Steve Smith scored a half-century and passed one of Don Bradman’s milestones on Friday as he led Australia to 251-6 in its second innings after four days of the fourth test at the Sydney... read more »

Steven Smith blames ‘Spidercam’ after ...

What is a bird’s-eye view worth? That’s the question television executives and cricket officials were confronted with after a camera... read more »

Yuvraj or no Yuvraj, it’s time to back Team India...

India’s World Cup squad announcement turned into ‘Campaign Yuvraj’ 48 hours before the selection meeting, with emotional fans shouting their... read more »

Sachin Tendulkar cooks ‘Baingan Bharta’ in ...

New Delhi: Retired cricketer Sachin Tendulkar tried his culinary skills in Mussoorie on New Year. He prepared Baingan Bharta for his friends and updated it on... read more »

India captain Virat Kohli will probably be aggressive c...

Having featured regularly in war of words with new India captain Virat Kohli in the ongoing test series, Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson believes the... read more »

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Economy

Inflation to moderate to 5 per cent: Chidambaram

Inflation to moderate to 5 per cent: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday expressed the hope that rate of price rise will ease to below 5 per cent following steps taken by the government and the Reserve Bank of India. “Several... read more »

RBI offers Rs.5,000 crore liquidity support to small firms

RBI offers Rs.5,000 crore liquidity support to sma...

Mumbai – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday said it will provide Rs.5,000 crore liquidity support to micro and small enterprises to help... read more »

IDBI Bank to raise Rs. 1,200-cr fresh capital through Q...

IDBI Bank to raise Rs. 1,200-cr fresh capital through QIP

State-run IDBI Bank on Saturday said it will raise up to Rs. 1,200 crore through institutional placement of shares. The bank needs an additional Rs. 3,000... read more »

OVL half-yearly net profit grows over 14.4 percent

OVL half-yearly net profit grows over 14.4 percent

New Delhi – ONGC Videsh (OVL), the overseas arm of state-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), Wednesday posted a 14.37 percent increase in net... read more »

SBI Q2 profit falls 33%

SBI Q2 profit falls 33%

State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, on Wednesday posted a 33 per cent drop in net profit at Rs 3,072.77 crore for the quarter ended... read more »

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BC’s education system gets low marks in poll

British Columbians are among the least satisfied across Canada with their education system, from kindergarten to post-secondary. That is the finding of an Angus Reid Global survey that found fewer... read more »

Google’s fund invests $40 mn in education te...

Google Inc’s investment fund, Google Capital, has invested $40 million in exchange for a minority stake in Renaissance Learning, valuing the... read more »

Tech, science education crucial to tackling food insecu...

Good technology and science education is the key to achieving food security, poverty alleviation, and community development in rural areas of South Africa,... read more »

The Future Of Online Education : 2014

This interview is one in a series produced by the Skoll World Forum with the participation of today’s leading thinkers and innovators in education.  All of... read more »

IIT-Kanpur sets up department of earth sciences

KANPUR -The administration of Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur created a new department named Department of Earth Sciences. This had been recommended by... read more »

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‘India’s Got Talent’ winner Manik Paul’s next stop is Bollywood...

He lost his father in a terrorist attack and was brought up by his mother through earnings from a tea stall. Manik Paul, winner of the sixth season of reality TV show “India’s Got Talent”,... read more »

Pritam took 6 months break before signing ‘B...

Pritam, the music director of ‘ Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, confessed that he took a 6 month break, and didn’t feel like working on movies... read more »

Jason Statham Will Reprise His Role As Deckard Shaw For...

The Fast and The Furious film franchise will be returning with “Furious 8” and Jason Statham is included in the cast list. “Furious 7″... read more »

Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho

The genre of satire has always existed in Bollywood. Be it religious satire or political satire, Bollywood has seen almost everything. This week’s release... read more »

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’: What makes it a ‘hatke...

2002 hit-and-run case: Prosecution to examine 64 witnesses against Bollywood actor Salman Khan

Harshaali Malhotra has been missing from the promotional events of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. While the reason behind the same is being speculated, reports suggest... read more »

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Europe

UK cabinet banned from using iPads in `sensitive` meetings over `bugging` fears

UK cabinet banned from using iPads in `sensitive` meetings over `...

London – British cabinet ministers have reportedly been banned from using iPads during top government meetings over fears that Chinese, Russian, Iranian and Pakistani spies may have bugged... read more »

Five arrested over French journalists' slayings in Mali

Five arrested over French journalists’ slayi...

Bamako – Police have arrested five people in northern Mali for the murder of two French journalists, Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon,... read more »

UK to scrap `paid-visa` rule for `high-risk` Indians

UK to scrap `paid-visa` rule for `high-risk` Indians

Tokyo – The UK is reportedly planning to scrap the recommendation of demanding cash bond of 4,800 dollars from visitors belonging to six ‘high-risk’... read more »

World War II bomb defused in German city

World War II bomb defused in German city

Berlin – Bomb experts defused a 1,800-kg bomb from World War II Sunday in the western German city of Dortmund after officials evacuated 20,000... read more »

Proposed Controversial 3000-pound ‘security bond&...

The controversial 3,000-pound “security bond” for some “high-risk” foreign visitors to the U.K., including those from India, is to be scrapped, the... read more »

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Chinese ink paintings exhibition opens in London

Chinese ink paintings exhibition opens in London

London – An exhibition of ink paintings by Chinese contemporary artists opened at the Henry Moore Gallery in London. “The paintings are different in style and subject,” Wang... read more »

Fancy some red velvet cake a la Waldorf Astoria

Fancy some red velvet cake a la Waldorf Astoria

By Monish Gujral Sitting by the window of the coffee shop of the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, enjoying the beautiful summer morning and... read more »

Auction of Sikh Empire’s artifacts in Britain

Auction of Sikh Empire's artifacts in Britain

London – An 1805 report, first-hand accounts, a book and and a few paintings throwing light on the life of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, under whom the Sikh... read more »

Ethnic communities of Manipur celebrate Mera Hou Chongb...

Ethnic communities of Manipur celebrate Mera Hou Chongba Festival

Imphal – In an endeavor to strengthen brotherhood and unity among various tribes and communities in the region, ‘Mera Hou Chongba’ festival was... read more »

Artists from northeast showcase their talent in Agra

Artists from northeast showcase their talent in Agra

Agra – Artists from northeastern states recently took part in the 10th All India Drama and Dance Festival in Agra. The five-day long festival, which... read more »

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Food

World’s first glow in the dark ice cream created in Bristol

World’s first glow in the dark ice cream created in Bristol

London – A Bristol inventor has created the world’s first glow in the dark ice cream using a synthesised version of the protein, which is responsible for making the jellyfish light... read more »

Top 20 foods for beautiful skin

Top 20 foods for beautiful skin

Whatever you eat not only reflect on your body but also on your beautiful skin. The healthier foods you consume the better and beautiful skin you... read more »

Fermented drink made from tea `Kombucha` new super reme...

Fermented drink made from tea `Kombucha` new super remedy for gut health

New York – Kombucha, an alcohol-free fermented beverage made from tea, might just be the next big thing in probiotics. Eric and Jessica Childs, who... read more »

Now, beer flavoured ice cream becomes ultimate comfort ...

Now, beer flavoured ice cream becomes ultimate comfort food

London – An expert has come up with the ultimate comfort food for adults – beer ice cream – which is ice cream flavoured with beer. The beer ice... read more »

Vitamin D supplements not linked to kidney stone risk

Vitamin D supplements not linked to kidney stone risk

Washington – Some previous studies led to a concern that vitamin D supplementation could increase an individual’s risk of developing kidney... read more »

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Champions League: Pep Guardiola defends Bayern Munich possession ...

Pep Guardiola defended Bayern Munich’s possession football in the wake of their Champions League defeat at Real Madrid. Bayern had 72 per cent of the ball at the Bernabeu – and 80% in... read more »

Cristiano Ronaldo set to return as Real Madrid fac...

Madrid: World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to make his comeback from injury for Real Madrid when Bayern Munich visit the Santiago... read more »

Liverpool boosts title hopes with win over Manchster Ci...

Liverpool have taken a huge stride towards the Premier League title with an enthralling 3-2 home win against Manchester City on Sunday. Liverpool’s 10th... read more »

ISL owners: All you need to know

Ranbir Kapoor & Bimal Parekh A keen follower of football and an avid fan of Barcelona, Ranbir doesn’t miss out on a game of football in his free... read more »

Wayne Rooney ruled out of rest of season with toe injur...

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has reportedly been ruled out for the rest of the season with a toe injury. Rooney, who recently signed on a new... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Barrick Gold Corp. posts big loss, slashes gold reserves

Barrick Gold Corp, the world’s largest gold miner, reported a big fourth-quarter loss on Thursday as it took a hefty impairment charge, cut its gold reserve estimate by 26 percent and said... read more »

China’s gold demand surges, tops 1,000 tonne...

China’s gold consumption jumped 41 percent in 2013 to exceed 1,000 tonnes for the first time, an industry body said on Monday, as a sharp... read more »

Gold futures rise 0.49% today to Rs. 28,790 per 10 gram...

New Delhi – Gold futures rose 0.49 per cent today to Rs. 28,790 per 10 grams as speculators enlarged their positions, driven by a firming trend in the... read more »

Gold price rises for 3rd day; up Rs 300 at Rs 30,700

New Delhi: Extending gains for the third day, gold prices rose by Rs 300 to Rs 30,700 per ten gram in the national capital Tuesday on sustained buying by... read more »

Gold prices falling most in six weeks lead precious-met...

No plans to roll back gold import curbs: FM P. Chidambaram

Gold  and silver  tumbled the most in six weeks as signs of faster U.S. economic growth fueled bets that the Federal Reserve will keep cutting stimulus.... read more »

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Health & Fitness

In your 60s? Connect on social media to stay fit

Social media is not all that bad, especially if you are in your 60s as you can connect with your family and friends for positive interactions and stay healthy. Having regular interactions and being... read more »

Active pregnant women give normal birth

A new study has revealed that women who indulge in more activities during pregnancy are more likely to give normal birth. Kelly Morgan from Swansea... read more »

Older people should walk 20 mins daily

A new study has revealed that older people can increase their quality of life with just little mobility, that could include 20 minutes walk per day. The... read more »

Fitness lowers death risk in the elderly

A new study has revealed that aged people, who have high blood pressure, can decrease their death risk with moderate fitness. Charles Faselis, M.D, said that... read more »

Junk food before falling pregnant raises premature birt...

A junk food diet high in fat, sugar and takeaway foods before conceiving a child is linked to a 50 increased risk of giving birth prematurely, a study has... read more »

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Investing

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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Massive breakthrough: Scientists create first new antibiotic in n...

LONDON: In a massive breakthrough, scientists have created the first new antibiotic in more than three decades, Teixobactin, that can treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis,... read more »

The science behind a happy marriage

They say opposites attract. Like ones, repel. However, marriage is a different set of algorithms. It’s far more complex, and calculated.... read more »

This diet pill tricks body into losing weight!

Researchers from the California-based Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it... read more »

Recipe: Spiced beetroot

This tasty dish is a blend of spice and sour. It’s delicious, healthy and perfect as a side dish. Ingredients: – 200g beetroot – 1 large... read more »

Which 5 yoghurts should you eat!

There’s no comfort food like a plate of dahi-khichdi. Well, we’ve savoured the humble yoghurt (fermented milk product), with or without sugar, way... read more »

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Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi sweeps to victory in presidential vote

CAIRO: Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, swept to victory in a presidential election, provisional results showed on Thursday, joining a long... read more »

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg faces IPO lawsuit over misleading investors

Iran denies Facebook CEO summoned to court

TEHRAN: An Iranian prosecutor has denied reports that a local judge ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer... read more »

In pointed moves, Pope prays at Bethlehem wall, invites...

BETHLEHEM (West Bank): Pope Francis made a surprise stop on Sunday at the wall Palestinians abhor as a symbol of Israeli oppression, and later invited... read more »

One dead in Istanbul as anti-government protests flare

ISTANBUL: One person was dead and about 10 others were injured in Istanbul during violent clashes between police and protesters, officials said, in the latest... read more »

25 killed in Yemen army clashes with Shia rebels

SANAA: Eleven Yemeni soldiers and 14 Shia Huthi rebels were killed on Tuesday during clashes in a stronghold of the insurgents in the north of the country,... read more »

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Once done with chest thumping, explain how China built road in Do...

Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the road construction by the Chinese in Doklam, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi asked the PM if he was done “thumping” his chest. The development... read more »

Five restrictions imposed on VK Sasikala during pa...

Imprisoned AIADMK leader Sasikala Natarajan who was convicted earlier this year by the Supreme Court in a disproportionate assets case, was granted... read more »

FIFA U-17 World Cup: We Have A Small Percentage Of Winn...

Rank-outsiders India may have a “small percentage” of winning their tournament opener in the FIFA U-17 World Cup against what he expects to be an... read more »

GST council meet underway: 6 major announcements we can...

After months of rolling out the Goods and Services Tax Bill (GST), the government may modify some rules that might cheer the small and medium businesses. As... read more »

Mumbai: Top CA Nilesh Vikamsey’s Daughter Pallavi...

MUMBAI: A budding lawyer, Pallavi Vikamsey, 20, has died after falling off a local train at Currey Road station on Wednesday evening. Pallavi is the daughter... read more »

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North America

Obama's balancing act in Iraq

Obama’s balancing act in Iraq

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday received Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House, as the latter is seeking U.S. arms and assistance to bolster his... read more »

Kerry admits some US surveillance operations go 'too far'

Kerry admits some US surveillance operations go &#...

Washington – US Secretary of State John Kerry has admitted that some US surveillance actions went “too far” after Washington came... read more »

US secretary of state to visit Egypt Sunday

US secretary of state to visit Egypt Sunday

Cairo – US Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Egypt Sunday for the first time since the ouster of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in early July,... read more »

Snowden seeks international help to persuade US to drop...

Snowden seeks international help to persuade US to drop espionage charges against him

Wellington – NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has reportedly sought international help in a bid to persuade the US to drop its espionage charges leveled... read more »

Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer signs ‘Don’t To...

Strauss-Kahn's lawyer signs 'Don't Touch My Whore' petition

Washington – French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyer has signed the petition titled “Don’t Touch My Whore,” which... read more »

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India should have politician as PM, says Jaitley

Arun Jaitley is richest minister; PM Narendra Modi has assets of ...

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assets worth Rs 1.26 crore, according to details of assets and liabilities of the Union Council of Ministers uploaded on the PMO website on Monday. While... read more »

Patna blasts an act of terror: Rajnath Singh

Ensure Cleanliness at Police Stations, Says Rajnat...

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday instructed Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi to ensure that all police stations and other... read more »

If there is Modi wave, why BJP has called PM for rallie...

Taking a dig at former ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for announcing that Narendra Modi would hold poll rallies in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav... read more »

Mamata wants guv’s say in judges’ appointment

New Delhi : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the Centre to clearly mention in National Judicial Appointments Bill that the Governor will have... read more »

Lone Sena minister Anant Geete to quit Union Cabinet

Anant Geete, Shiv Sena’s lone memberin the Union Cabinet, will resign, party chief Uddhav Thackeray said at Mumbai on Monday, four days after the split... read more »

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Sci - Tech

Journo adopter says Google Glass is `doomed` for 2014

Journo adopter says Google Glass is `doomed` for 2014

Washington, Jan. 3 (ANI): A tech journalist and an early adopter of Google Glass has reportedly given his verdict that the highly-anticipated wearable computing device is set to be ‘doomed’ for... read more »

Russia’s dual-screen YotaPhone ‘kind o...

Washington – A Russian company has developed a dual screen smartphone called the YotaPhone. The phone comes with all the features, but on the... read more »

eBay likely to launch own virtual currency

Washington –  Online commerce site eBay’s PayPal has reportedly filed a patent application that hints to a possible launch of its own virtual... read more »

NSA racing to build `mother of all encryption breaker` ...

NSA racing to build `mother of all encryption breaker` quantum computer

Washington –  The US’ National Security Agency is reportedly aiming to build a quantum computer that could break any and every type of encryption... read more »

Snapchat unapologetic for 4.6mn user phone number leak ...

Washington – Snapchat is reportedly not sorry for the recent breach of data of around 4.6million of its users that exposed their phone numbers and... read more »

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South Asia

Kashmir can trigger fourth war with India: Sharif

Kashmir can trigger fourth war with India: Sharif

Islamabad – Kashmir is “a flashpoint and can trigger a fourth war” with India, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said, adding that he would push for early settlement of the... read more »

Sharif warns delaying Kashmir dispute could lead to war with India

Sharif warns delaying Kashmir dispute could lead t...

Islamabad – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has warned that failure to resolve the Kashmir dispute with India could lead to a fourth war... read more »

India, China emerging as more important US allies: Surv...

India, China emerging as more important US allies: Survey

Washington – While growing numbers of Americans believe th! at US global power and prestige are in decline, top foreign policy experts think China and... read more »

Pak army’s new leader takes over

Pak army’s new leader takes over

The new leader of Pakistan’s army took office Friday, amid the country’s struggle against militants and ahead of next year’s withdrawal of international... read more »

Raheel Sharif takes over Pakistan Army command

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

Islamabad – General Raheel Sharif formally assumed the command of the Pakistan Army Friday, two days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif picked him to... read more »

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Sports

Australia, New Zealand set to play first day-night Test match in ...

In a bid to revive dwindling interest in Test cricket, Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to meet in the game’s first day-nighter later this year. The trans-Tasman rivals will play a... read more »

William sisters opt out of doubles

Sisters Serena and Venus Williams, who have won the doubles title five times, withdrew from the Wimbledon women’s doubles on Tuesday. No... read more »

Rahane wishes to emulate Dhoni’s calmness, Virat&...

India’s new ODI captain Ajinkya Rahane has insisted that he wants to emulate a blend of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s calmness, Virat Kohli’s... read more »

USA reach Women’s World Cup final after 2-0 win o...

The United States women’s football team reached their fourth World Cup final after defeating two-time champions Germany 2-0 in Montreal. Following a... read more »

Wimbledon action keeps Amdavadis busy

With zero cricket action, most Amdavadis have a respite of sorts with Wimbledon action going on in London. It was easy passage for tops seeds Roger Federer,... read more »

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Travel

UCI recognises Tour de India 2013

Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) recognises Tour de India 2013

The Tour de India 2013 has been listed in the international race calendar of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the second edition of the multi-city event will witness the participation of... read more »

China unveils `flying ray-styled` eco-conscious Shenzhen airport’s new terminal

China unveils `flying ray-styled` eco-conscious Sh...

Washington – China has recently unveiled its brand new Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport terminal, which is eco-friendly and futuristic... read more »

Tamil Nadu’s proud of its heritage

Tamil Nadu's proud of its heritage

The state not only houses a great collection of artefacts in its various mesuems, but UNESCO has recognized some of the sites here as having cultural and... read more »

Tips to make holidays more joyful revealed

Tips to make holidays more joyful revealed

Washington – While for many holidays are a time to rejoice and have fun, for some people it is a time of stress, loneliness, anxiety and dysfunction. E.... read more »

Best ways to fight jetlag revealed

Best ways to fight jetlag revealed

Beijing – A leading travel search site has revealed what methods that passengers prefer to fight jetlag. The survey by Tianxun.cn found that some... read more »

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World

Indonesia making no progress against hazardous haze

Pekanbaru, Indonesia | Reuters — Indonesia has sent nearly 21,000 personnel to fight forest fires raging in its northern islands, the disaster management agency said on Tuesday, but smoke cloaks... read more »

France opens war crimes inquiry against Assad regi...

French authorities have launched a criminal probe against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for alleged war crimes committed between... read more »

NATO Troops Reach Kunduz to Support Afghan Forces

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: NATO said Wednesday its special forces have reached Kunduz to support Afghan troops after the Taliban seized the northern city, repelled... read more »

Hajj Stampede: Saudi Arabia police say 1,100 photos of ...

Saudi Arabia today said the nearly 1,100 photos distributed to foreign diplomats to help identify nationals who have died in the hajj are from the entire... read more »

US whistleblower Snowden draws crowd with Twitter debut

dward Snowden has come in from the cold – on Twitter. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details about the US... read more »

‘Modi not fit to be PM’ Mayawati Attacks Again

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, calling him “totally unfit” for the country’s top job and... read more »

Blast near shrine in Pakistan, nine dead: police

At least nine people were killed by a blast targeting a security checkpoint outside a major Sufi shrine in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday, officials said. The blast, one... read more »

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

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