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Supreme Court Ordered Mediation in the A...

Supreme Court Ordered Mediation in the Ayodhya Title Suit Under the Chairma...

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered mediation to settle the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi passed the order to this effect. The Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Friday appointed Justice (Retd)... read more »

Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi gets ba...

Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi gets bail from SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday granted bail to Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi who was convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case. The court granted him bail on health grounds. The Naroda Patiya riots was one of the worst incidents during communal conflagration that engulfed Gujarat,Bajrangi... read more »

U.S. Senators say Saudi Crown Prince Moh...

U.S. Senators say Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has Gone ‘Fu...

US lawmakers accused the kingdom of a litany of misdeeds and criticized its crown prince as going “full gangster.” Senators at Abizaid’s confirmation hearing including Trump’s fellow Republicans as well as Democrats condemned the kingdom’s conduct in the civil war in... read more »

“This Govt’s Job is to Disappear T...

“This Govt’s Job is to Disappear Things” says Rahul Gandhi on ‘...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday stepped up his attack at the Centre a day after Attorney General K K Venugopal told the Supreme Court that documents related to the Rafale fighter jet deal were “stolen” from the Defence Ministry. “Is sarkar ka kaam hai gayab karna (This... read more »

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Israeli Army kills suspected murderers of Jewish teens

Jerusalem: Two Palestinians suspected of having kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teenagers in June have been killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli security forces in the West Bank early... read more »

Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence

BEIJING – An outspoken scholar who championed China’s Uighur minority was convicted of separatism Tuesday by a Chinese court and... read more »

1,30,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey fleeing IS

ANKARA, Turkey: The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now totals... read more »

Two killed in explosions in China’s Muslim-domina...

Beijing: At least two persons were killed and several others injured in a series of explosions in China’s restive Muslim-dominated Xinjiang... read more »

Al-Qaida affiliate in Syria kills captive Lebanese sold...

9:53 P.M. The Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, has killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, Lebanese security... read more »

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Toshiba logs $317.7 million net loss in FY 2014

Japan’s Toshiba Corporation logged 37.83 billion yen (about $317.7 million) group net loss for the past fiscal year through March due to asset impairment charges and other losses, local media... read more »

Crude oil slump hits Indian shores

The plunge in global oil prices may have brought cheer to consumers, but it is hurting the companies involved in oil exploration and production... read more »

IndusInd Bank up over 2% as RBI allows FIIs to buy shar...

Shares of IndusInd Bank on Monday surged over 2 percent in morning trade on the bourses after the Reserve Bank on Friday removed the lender from its caution... read more »

Diageo may not recover Rs 900 cr loan from Vijay Mallya...

Global spirits giant Diageo has said it may not be able to fully recover a loan of USD 135 million given to Vijay Mallya-affiliated Watson by Standard... read more »

GVK Wins Court Fight Over Australian Coal Mine

Melbourne: Green groups lost a fight to stop billionaire Gina Rinehart and GVK from building a giant coal mine in Australia, as a court on Friday dismissed an... read more »

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Ready to lead a young side, says confident Virat Kohli

New Delhi: After leading Indian cricket team to a One-Day International series whitewash against the touring Sri Lankan side, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said he is ready to lead a young side. He... read more »

Mudgal report: BCCI backs N Srinivasan; Meiyappan,...

Chennai: The BCCI today decided to hold its much-delayed Annual General Meeting on December 17 even as it stood firmly behind embattled... read more »

Virat Kohli can be the best player in the world, says A...

ASSUMING the Test captaincy against Australia will prove the making of Virat Kohli but cricket’s fragile fabric is threatened if India liquidates a... read more »

Windies players told to sign or sign off

The bad news is players who refused to sign contracts with the West Indies Cricket Board will not be on the flight. Last month, the West Indies team walked... read more »

ICC awards: Mitchell Johnson wins top two accolades

Johnson may become fourth Oz bowler in history to collect 40 Test wickets in England series

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been named both the cricketer of the year and Test cricketer of the year by the International Cricket... read more »

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Panel suggests independent authority for higher education standards

Panel suggests independent authority for higher education standar...

New Delhi – A committee named to draft rules on distance education on Thursday suggested setting up of an independent authority through an act of Parliament to regulate the standards of higher... read more »

Jamia: The brave new face of Muslim girls

Jamia: The brave new face of Muslim girls

By Meha Mathur New Delhi – Asma Naseem began her primary education in 1990 in a small village in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh. Six months... read more »

Schools caught in red tape generated by new education m...

Schools caught in red tape generated by new education mandates

For more than a decade, Brockton High School ushered in each fall with a renewed focus on literacy. For the largest high school in Massachusetts, with 4,000... read more »

Harvard returns to normal after bomb hoax

Harvard returns to normal after bomb hoax

Washington – Harvard University is returning to normal after a bomb hoax Monday forced authorities to evacuate four buildings on the Cambridge,... read more »

Bengal cabinet ratifies reservation rules in education

Bengal cabinet ratifies reservation rules in education

Kolkata – The West Bengal cabinet Monday ratified the rules of the “West Bengal Higher Education Reservation in Admission Bill”, thereby... read more »

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Dhanush gears up for two releases in February

Dhanush will have two back-to-back releases next month as his films Anegan and Shamitabh will hit the marquee within the span of a week. While Dhanush’s Tamil romantic-drama Anegan, which is... read more »

Amitabh Bachchan named Social Media Person of the ...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured with the Social Media Person of the Year award by Internet and Mobile Association of India.... read more »

Roy: Jacqueline Fernandez lost Rs. 2 lac while dancing ...

A Tango dance sequence in Bhushan Kumar’s Roy cost Jacqueline Fernandez a bomb. The actress broke her shoe heel while doing Tango dance with Ranbir... read more »

‘Tevar’ review: Superman Arjun Kapoor, baah...

We have seen a lot of northern India and heard the dialect which strikes a hit note with the audiences, recently. Still, when you open your eyes to the world... read more »

Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Hawaizaada’ to ...

To rekindle the Indian pride and spread the work of the legend Shivkar Talpade, the Hawaizaada team has decided to install the plane created by him. It is a... read more »

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Football

Rodgers insists Man City favourites to win PL title despite Liverpool's `good show`

Rodgers insists Man City favourites to win PL title despite Liver...

London – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Manchester City are favourites to win the Premier League this season, despite seeing his side beat Cardiff 3-1 and go top of the... read more »

Wenger admits critics `right` to doubt Arsenal's title credentials

Wenger admits critics `right` to doubt ArsenalR...

London – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that the Gunners’ critics are right to doubt their title credentials, according to... read more »

`Special One` Mourinho took a pay cut to rejoin Chelsea...

`Special One` Mourinho took a pay cut to rejoin Chelsea because he `loves` club!

London – Jose Mourinho has revealed he took a pay cut to return to Chelsea as manager because he loves the club, according to reports. According to the... read more »

Wenger plays down `rivalry` with Mourinho ahead of Chel...

Wenger plays down `rivalry` with Mourinho ahead of Chelsea clash

London – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he has no personal rivalry with Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho, according to reports. According... read more »

Everton move up to fourth in PL with 2-1 win over Swans...

Everton move up to fourth in PL with 2-1 win over Swansea

Johannesburg – England midfielder Ross Barkley scored a brilliant 84th-minute free-kick to earn Everton a 2-1 win at Swansea City that propelled his... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Canada's Detour Gold expects lower cash costs in 2014

Gold lingers around $1,200, taper worries remain

Singapore – Gold held steady on Monday after its biggest weekly loss in a month, but the metal was still at the risk of falling back below $1,200 an ounce as investors fretted over the impact... read more »

Gold price recovers, but ends the week at 3-1/2-year low

Gold price recovers, but ends the week at 3-1/2-ye...

New York – Gold rebounded from an early dip to a six-month low on short covering on Friday, but is still on track for its largest annual loss... read more »

Gold prices losses by Rs. 205 to Rs. 30,160 per ten gra...

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

Gold prices extended losses for the second straight session by falling Rs. 205 to Rs. 30,160 per ten grams in the national capital on Friday on sustained... read more »

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

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

Mumbai – Gold futures rebounded on Wednesday from their two-month low hit in the previous session, though premiums remained high due to lack of stocks... read more »

Gold fell further by Rs. 280 to Rs. 30,400 per ten gram...

Gold fell further by Rs. 280 to Rs. 30,400 per ten grams

Divergent trend was witnessed on the bullion market on Tuesday as gold fell further by Rs. 280 to Rs. 30,400 per ten grams on sustained selling, while silver... read more »

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Health & Fitness

WhatsAppitis: Doctors say it’s real and your thumbs are in ...

The prestigious medical journal The Lancet has declared that ‘WhatsAppitis’ is a credible disease after diagnosing a 34-year-old-patient with “bilateral wrist pain” induced by over-use of... read more »

Smoking increases risk of TB recurrence

Regular tobacco smoke increases the risk of recurrence of tuberculosis in patients, a new study has found. The study published Monday provides... read more »

Healthy diet in midlife slashes dementia by 90 per cent

Plenty of vegetables, fruit and fish from the age of 40 slashes the risk of developing the killer brain disease by 90 per cent. A study has found that a... read more »

skin care – Natural Herb are skin lightener

It is the desire of every girl to look most beautiful , so he thought that considerable Wuti selected products . In this article we are told about Herb... read more »

Angry outbursts cause fivefold increase in heart attack...

Getting angry can increase your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke by up to five times researchers say as they suggest prescribing statins and beta... read more »

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Investing

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

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 Asian region. At the Multi Commodity... read more »

Gold price rises for 3rd day; up Rs 300 at Rs 30,7...

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... 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 »

Gold prices rise by Rs 240 to Rs 30,600 per ten gram on...

Snapping two days losses, gold prices rose by Rs 240 to Rs 30,600 per ten gram in the national capital Thursday on emergence of buying at existing lower... read more »

Canada’s Detour Gold expects lower cash costs in ...

Canada's Detour Gold expects lower cash costs in 2014

Canada’s Detour Gold Corp said it expects cash costs to fall to $800-$900 per ounce sold and production to double to 450,000-500,000 ounces this... read more »

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Lifestyle

Poor eating habits affect your heart

Poor eating habits can affect your heart for a long time and the effects can persist long after dietary habits are improved, shows a research. Poor eating habits alter the way genes express... read more »

The key to successs

One of the common purposes of life for most of us is to achieve success that gives rise to prosperity, peace, happiness, and a sense of inner... read more »

Aqua aerobics and water sports

Although traditional workout methods are preferred by a wide majority, aqua exercises are being pursued by many for variety in their exercise routine and to... read more »

Recipe: Cheesy pasta

Ingredients – One packet of penne – One each of red capsicum and yellow capsicum – Two tsp corn flour or plain flour (maida) – One... read more »

Surprise, surprise! Your brain has its own GPS

The brain has a complex system for keeping track of which direction you are facing as you move about, say researchers, adding that people use geometrical... read more »

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Middle East

Deadly explosion rocks Lebanese capital Beirut, 5Killed

Deadly explosion rocks Lebanese capital Beirut, 5 Killed

Mohamed Shattah, Lebanon’s former finance minister, has been killed by a car bomb that exploded in the centre of the capital Beirut along with at least five others, officials told Al... read more »

UN mission in DR Congo launches attack against rebels

UN mission in DR Congo launches attack against reb...

Kinshasa – The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) Thursday confirmed attacks on rebels who reportedly... read more »

Blast targets bus in Cairo, 5 injured.

Blast targets bus in Cairo, 5 injured.

Five people were injured, one in a critical condition, when a bomb was hurled at a public bus in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, two days after 14 were killed... read more »

44 killed, dozens injured in Syrian bombing

44 killed, dozens injured in Syrian bombing

Cairo – At least 44 people, including six children, were killed and dozens wounded in an aerial bombardment by the Syrian regime in Aleppo... read more »

UN chief hails peaceful presidential election in Madaga...

UN chief hails peaceful presidential election in Madagascar

United Nations – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon haswelcomed the peaceful holding of Madagascar presidential election and called on all parties in the... read more »

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National

Nitish Kumar wins Bihar trust vote 131-108

PATNA: Two days after he dramatically embraced the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday proved his majority in the Bihar assembly while the RJD protested in the house during the confidence... read more »

Around 30 feared dead as bus plunges into 300 metr...

SHIMLA: As many as 30 persons were killed and several others injured when a private bus proceeding towards Solan from Reckong Peo in Kinnaur... read more »

Jammu and Kashmir: 6 killed, many trapped in flash floo...

Six people have been killed and several trapped as houses and shops were destroyed in flash floods followed by a cloudburst in Doda district of Jammu and... read more »

No war, but skirmishes with China cannot be ruled out

NEW DELHI: Calling the talk of war in the Chinese media as posturing, senior defence and strategic experts believe that India and China may not go for a... read more »

US State Department’s ‘Country Report on Terrorism 2016...

While India is not a part of the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, the report took into account the arrest of 68 ISIS supporters. “In October, the... read more »

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Politics

Establish Independent compensation mechanism for GST, Jayalalitha...

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has reiterated her suggestion of providing for an independent compensation mechanism in the Constitutional Amendment Bill on the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) to... read more »

Cabinet approves inquiry into Gujarat snooping

BJP Prez Amit Shah unveils new team: Varun Gandhi ...

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah announced a new team of 11 vice-presidents and eight general secretaries to lead the party into the... read more »

77 IAS officers transferred in Madhya Pradesh

In a major administrative reshuffle, Madhya Pradesh government has transferred 77 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, including two divisional... read more »

Dhoti Bill passed in Tamil Nadu Assembly

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill that imposes a one-year jail term and Rs.25,000 fine on those who deny entry to persons wearing dhotis in... read more »

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Sci - Tech

Google Doodle celebrates astrologer, astronomer Johanes Kepler’s 442nd birthday

Google Doodle celebrates astrologer, astronomer Johanes Kepler’s ...

London – Google is commemorating 17th century astrologer, astronomer and mathematician Johanes Kepler’s 442nd birthday with its latest doodle. Kepler was born on 27 December 1771 and took to... read more »

First 3D printed liver expected by 2014

First 3D printed liver expected by 2014

Washington – A bio-printing company based in San Diego is expecting to unveil the world’s first printed organ – a human liver – by... read more »

How tweaking `hybrid vigor` gene generates higher tomat...

How tweaking `hybrid vigor` gene generates higher tomato crop yields

Washington – Researchers have determined a way to produce more tomato fruit without sacrificing that unique and necessary bushy plant shape. The study... read more »

Mechanism behind breast cancer’s spread revealed

Mechanism behind breast cancer’s spread revealed

Washington – Scientists have discovered that low oxygen conditions, which often persist inside tumours, are sufficient to initiate a molecular chain of... read more »

Google pips Apple as `most talked about company` in 201...

Google pips Apple as `most talked about company` in 2013

Sydney – Google has been named as the most talked about company in 2013, edging out Apple, as revealed in a list by Dow Jones. The list showed that... read more »

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South Asia

Now, Osama doc Shakeel Afridi booked in murder case for unauthorized surgery

Now, Osama doc Shakeel Afridi booked in murder case for unauthori...

Islamabad – Pakistan’s Khyber Agency has registered a murder case against Dr Shakeel Afridi, who helped U.S. in tracking slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden to his hideout in Abbottabad,... read more »

Sri Lankan president calls for national unity

Sri Lankan president calls for national unity

Colombo – Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for national unity to defeat any attempt to destabilise the country. Speaking in... read more »

NATO can’t slow down given complex threats

NATO can't slow down given complex threats

Budapest – Given the complex threats of terrorism, wea! pons of mass destruction and cyber warfare, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Alexander... read more »

Nawaz Sharif assures Afghan negotiators help in peace

Nawaz Sharif assures Afghan negotiators help in peace

Islamabad – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured the visiting Afghan High Peace Council President that his government will fully back the... read more »

Pak FIA fails to collect `concrete evidence` against Mu...

Pak FIA fails to collect `concrete evidence` against Musharraf in high treason case

Islamabad – The Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) inquiry committee has failed to collect concrete evidence against former President... read more »

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Sports

No autographs during play: BCCI

From children to adults, no fan is immune to the thrill of getting an autograph from their favourite sportsperson. In fact, it’s a common sight to see fans beseeching cricketers fielding on... read more »

Maxwell on how to stop Maxwell: Change the rules, ...

Q. Glenn, just the celebration when you made the hundred, how much of it was just a weight lifted off your shoulders, I guess? GLENN MAXWELL: Yeah,... read more »

Lalit Modi ousted from Rajasthan Cricket Association

In what appears to be a major shift in the Rajasthan Cricket Association(RCA), a no confidence motion was passed by the members against former Indian Premier... read more »

World Cup 2015: Sourav Ganguly pleasantly surprised by ...

HAMILTON: The surprise package in this World Cup has been the Indian bowling. Nobody gave this attack a chance going into the tournament, especially after the... read more »

Warning bells? Dhoni says Jadeja needs to step up, impr...

Holders India marched into the quarter-finals of the World Cup with their fourth consecutive win but all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s form with the bat has... read more »

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World

Fury after Saudi Arabia ‘chosen to head key UN human rights...

The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role – despite the country having “arguably the worst record in the world” on freedoms for women,... read more »

Nepal in turmoil, protest against new Constitution...

Protests against the new Constitution in Nepal have intensified with one member of Sadbhavana Party even committing suicide. Nepal Police has also... read more »

Alexis Tsipras returns to power to secure Greek debt re...

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras will return as prime minister on Monday determined to secure debt relief from the country’s creditors in his... read more »

Bomb Scare: Eiffel Tower Closed Down For Visitors

The anti-terrorist police closed down for visitors the World famous Eiffel Tower in Paris on 20 September after a suspected terror threat. Officers said three... read more »

Nepal gets its new constitution, but here’s why i...

India has reasons to be perturbed about the volatile situation in Nepal, a country with which India shares an open and contiguous 1751-km-long border.... read more »

6 Ways to Ensure Regular Income After Retirement

Most people don’t think ahead financially, and it often takes a toll on them when it’s time to retire. The average life expectancy in India is also rising, with the current statistics... read more »

MM Hills- The verdant mountains of Karnataka

For most urbanites, weekends usually revolve around get-togethers, dinners, outdoor events, or getaways to the nearby tried and tested places. If you are living in or around Bangalore and... read more »

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Gold Necklace Designs for All Occasions

Gold necklace are the complete accessory for a woman to wear during occasions. It complements the look to a great extent and becomes the main attraction for a woman when she enters the... read more »

How Do Scholarships Help Students?

Financial assistance is one of the best gifts a student can receive to pursue their dream career. Over the years, plenty of colleges, universities and other organizations have started... read more »

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HR Software Advantages and Process Involved in Attendance Managem...

In any company, the human factor is the backbone that crosses all areas of the company, taking into account the “power” of promoting the work in a coordinated way and transforming the... read more »