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

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 each constituency before the Lok Sabha results are declared. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan... read more »

Christian Terrorist Shoots Muslims in Mo...

Christian Terrorist Shoots Muslims in Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, ...

Christchurch: Several people were reported dead when a gunman opened fire at a crowded mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, during afternoon prayers on Friday. Localmedia reported at least 49 people were dead and the South Island city was placed in lockdown as police hunted for an... read more »

Bridge collapsed in Mumbai near VT stati...

Bridge collapsed in Mumbai near VT station

Milind Deora, Congress on Mumbai foot over bridge collapse: If the govt wants to send a message to the common Mumbaikars that this won’t happen again then they should immediately lodge an FIR under IPC Section 302 which amounts to murder, against the concerned officers & auditors. At... read more »

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir Compares ...

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir Compares Dalai Lama to Masood Azhar

Pakistan`s senior journalist Hamid Mir on Wednesday stoked a stupid controversy when he compared Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar to Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama. After he put out a tweet saying, “It’s very easy to understand why China blocked resolution against Masood Azhar in UNSC? India... read more »

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Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Khartoum – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Monday that leaders would join hands against forces allied to South Sudanese ex-vice president Riek Machar , if he failed to respond to a... read more »

Ban seeks South Sudan parties' cooperation to solve crisis

Ban seeks South Sudan parties’ cooperation t...

United Nations – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for “full cooperation” of all parties in finding a peaceful solution... read more »

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

63 Boko Haram militants killed: Nigerian military

Lagos – At least 63 Boko Haram fighters were killed during Nigerian army’s raids following a recent pre-dawn attack on military barracks in Bama... read more »

‘Fake’ interpreter at Mandela memorial clai...

'Fake' interpreter at Mandela memorial claims to have exposed system

London – The controversial sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service has said he is a “great fake” who exposed... read more »

S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talks before any tr...

S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talks before any truce deal

London – South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has said there must be proper negotiations before the rebels can agree to a truce with the... read more »

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India seeks consular access to ‘Indian’ man arrested ...

ISLAMABAD: India has sought from Pakistan consular access to a person, reportedly an Indian, who has been arrested here for not possessing travel and visa documents Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, who hailed... read more »

PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates Projects Worth Rs 993...

PM Modi also suggested that the Kandla Port Trust (KPT) be named after BJP-RSS ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay as a tribute to him in his birth... read more »

Human shield: Paresh Rawal wants Arundhati Roy be tied ...

NEW DELHI: Veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal, last night, said that instead of a stone pelter, writer Arundhati Roy be tied to... read more »

Mercury on the rise in Kashmir and near LoC: Army gears...

As summers start setting in Jammu and Kashmir, security forces expect more encounters and gun fights in the Valley as militants, waiting across the Line of... read more »

Mumbai-based businessman Sheikh Nabi Ahmed jailed in Pa...

Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, an Indian national, who was arrested in Pakistan for not possessing travel documents, is a Mumbai-based businessman, the Mumbai police... read more »

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Four killed, 56 injured in suicide bomb attack in Pakistan

Peshawar: At least four persons were killed and 56 others injured today when a suicide bomber targeted a vehicle of a line officer in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region, officials... read more »

China says 197 punished in crackdown on online rum...

People recently punished in China’s campaign against online rumors include those who circulated an inflated death toll in the Tianjin blasts... read more »

Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, ax...

Protesters in western Nepal kill police with spears, axesKathmandu, Nepal (CNN)Protesters in western Nepal have killed at least seven police officers as... read more »

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes office as new Pri...

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister on Friday as the island nation’s two major political parties signed an agreement to... read more »

India ‘advises’ Pakistani NSA Aziz not to m...

India has advised Pakistani NSA Sartaj Aziz not to meet separatist Hurriyat leaders before talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, raising a question... read more »

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Australia gets approval to send armed officers to MH17 recovery t...

AUSTRALIA has won approval to send elite armed officers to protect investigative teams in their efforts to scour the Malaysia Airlines crash site for human remains after the recalled Ukrainian... read more »

WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over po...

A sweeping gagging order issued in Australia to block reporting of any bribery allegations involving several international political leaders in... read more »

Australia gives $4.7 million for Gaza relief

The Australian government is providing five million Australian dollars (4.7 million $) in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza, Foreign Minister Julie... read more »

Indian student assaulted in Australia, brother seeks ju...

Indian student assaulted in Australia, brother seeks justice

Melbourne – A 20-year-old Indian student was seriously injured after he was brutally assaulted and robbed in Australia’s Melbourne city, a media... read more »

6.2 magnitude quake rattles New Zealand

6.2 magnitude quake rattles New Zealand

Wellington – A severe earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale has been recorded off! the coast of Fiordland, shaking New Zealand’s Southland... read more »

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Why TRON (TRX) is getting global attention in 2018 ?

Launched in September 2017, TRON (or TRX) is among the newly introduced cryptocurrencies in the market today. Since the test net launch of this cryptocurrency, this digital currency has expanded to... read more »

Compensate for your Absence in the Best Possible W...

Don’t all your plans revolve around your family? Moreover, if you are a parent, it is a case of who’s going to bring your child to a football... read more »

New phased implementation strategy of Eway bill system ...

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Eway bill update so far : After being run out from the field in the very beginning phase of its introduction on Feb 1 2018, the day marked for introduction of... read more »

GST : The beginners guide

Introduction : GST stands for Goods and Services Tax. Goods and Service Tax (GST) is a type of tax introduced in India from July 2017. GST is a consumption... read more »

Should small businesses invest in payroll software?

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Well, one of the most important considerations of small businesses is to make investments only and only where it is necessary in order to keep the business... read more »

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State-owned carrier Air India understated losses – CAG

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s state-owned airline Air India understated its operating losses by nearly $1 billion over three fiscal years to March 2015, the federal auditor said in a... read more »

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India’s Avenue Supermarts IPO oversubscribed...

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The last day of bidding for an initial public offering (IPO) by India’s Avenue Supermarts Ltd saw investors... read more »

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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 Xiaoxin Village in Dongchuan District of the... read more »

4 schoolchildren killed in China knife attack

BEIJING: Four primary schoolchildren were killed in a knife attack by a man in south China’s Guangxi autonomous region, the latest such... read more »

The number of victims of terrorist attacks Sunday in Xi...

Chinese authorities announced that as a result of the terrorist attacks in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on Sunday, September 21 killed 50 people.... read more »

13 dead in China firework plant explosion

CHANGSHA – Thirteen people have been confirmed dead and one more remained missing after an explosion at a firework plant in central China’s Hunan... read more »

Rains in China kill 19, thousands evacuated

BEIJING: Heavy rains in China’s southwest have killed at least 19 people and left 20 missing, with tens of thousands of people evacuated due to... read more »

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Sports Ministry approves names for Dronacharya Award

Wrestling coach Anoop Singh and Paralympics coach Naval Singh were among the five names officially approved by the Sports Ministry for the prestigious Dronacharya Award this year. Based on the... read more »

BCCI looking to better it’s public image, says Anu...

The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking to change it’s public image, according to BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. BCCI, the... read more »

IPL 2013 spot-fixing’s Lodha Committee office burgled

A month after the Lodha Commission panel suspended the two Indian Premier League (IPL) teams — Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), the... read more »

This ton will give me great confidence: Ajinkya Rahane

COLOMBO: If there was a vote for the ‘Man Friday’ in the Indian team, Ajinkya Rahane will win it hands down. Whatever the conditions, whatever the... read more »

Kohli looks to end 22-year wait for series win in Sri L...

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli’s aggressive strategy to deploy five specialist bowlers will be tested when India begin the three-match Test series... read more »

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Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to promote culture and traditions

Jorhat holds 11th Assam Mahotsav to promote culture and tradition...

Guwahati –  The eleventh edition of the Assam Mahotsav, a two week long annual fair, was organized in Jorhat recently, and provided a window to the culture of the state. More than 100 stalls... read more »

People in poorer nations `understand` life better ...

Washington – A new study has shown that people residing in poorer countries find greater meaning in life, whereas residents of wealthy... read more »

Hornbill Festival reflects traditional and modern face ...

Hornbill Festival reflects traditional and modern face of Nagaland

Kohima – In an endeavor to promote tourism and preserve the socio-cultural heritage of the Nagas, Kohima played host to the 14th Hornbill Festival of... read more »

Kolkata Christmas Festival to begin Dec 20

History behind common Christmas traditions revealed

Kolkata – Scheduled to be inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Kolkata Christmas Festival beginning Dec 20 here is set to... read more »

New age writings of love, confusion and erotica

New age writings of love, confusion and erotica

Fresh and complex, funny and erotic, this week IANS bookshelf is stacked with new age writings that are about today’s generation and their many ways of... read more »

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

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

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Some bank bulls grow wary on policy uncertainty

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

Doha Bank looking at setting up subsidiary in India

Doha Bank, one of the largest commercial banks of Qatar, is looking at the possibility of setting up a subsidiary in India, an top official of the bank today... read more »

BRICS bank to start lending in local currency by April

The New Development Bank (NDB), set up by five BRICS nations including India, will start lending in local currency by April next year and member countries... read more »

Withdrawing Money From ATMs Outside Home Branch Network...

The Reserve Bank of India is considering if banks can charge a fee for using automated teller machines (ATMs) to withdraw money from outside the home bank... read more »

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No Party Has Mechanism to Check Education Degrees

With one of its MLAs arrested in an alleged fake degree case, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said there is no mechanism with any political party to examine the degrees of its party... read more »

Rajnath Singh asks students to use knowledge for b...

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked young graduates to use knowledge in a positive manner to the benefit the society. Delivering the... read more »

Scholarship exam now for class 5th and 8th in Maharasht...

Maharashtra government has decided to stop scholarship examinations for class 4th and 7th students, and instead conduct them for those studying in class 5th... read more »

India needs to regain its global standing in education:...

India needs to retain the place it had during ancient times in the world education map, and for that there is a need to link education to research and improve... read more »

Government’s First Budget, Lion’s Share For...

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Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has presented a Rs. 41,129 crore budget with a massive allocation for education, and announced that all... read more »

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Padmavati Song Ghoomar: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor Show What...

Padmavati is without difficulty the maximum-mentioned upcoming movie this 12 months, thanks to the Gargantuan, lord of Padmavati has been in news ever because it went on flooring. in spite of going... read more »

New “Tiger Zinda Hai” Poster Brings Ba...

Yash Raj Movies has Presented a Glimpse of what’s to come from Salman Khan’s upcoming blockbuster, Tiger Zinda hai (“Tiger is Still... read more »

Deepika Padukone’s “Padmavati” Breaks...

Sanjay Leela Bhansali maybe looking at yet another success at his hands. Padmavati’s trailer has garnered the highest number of views in 24 hours on YouTube... read more »

Happy Birthday Too “Amitabh Bachchan”, what...

It is difficult to don’t forget a time whilst Amitabh Bachchan turned into now not Ruling India’s collective cognizance. we bear in mind a young and... read more »

Padmavati Trailer Release Time Decoded. Right Here’s Wh...

The whole thing about padmavati has been interesting thus far. particularly the time that the makers are deciding on to launch it’s trailer is something... read more »

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Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine

KIEV: Officials in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine say at least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities held by separatist militants. Authorities in Luhansk said... read more »

Merkel extremely dismayed over Schumacher's fall

Merkel extremely dismayed over Schumacher’s ...

Berlin – German Chancellor Angela Merkel was “extremely dismayed” as she heard about the skiing accident of German racing legend... read more »

Quake hits Italy

Quake hits Italy

Rome – A 4.9-magnitude quake hit central Italy Sunday, followed by a series of aftershocks. However, no damage to property was reported. According to... read more »

Berlusconi’s `Bunga Bunga` bombshell suns in Miami desp...

New York - Silvio Berlusconi’s bunga bunga bombshell, Nicole Minetti, was seen sunning herself, in pink thong bikini, over Christmas on a Miami beach, despite her 5-year sentence behind bars. The 28-year-old had been convicted in July for supplying prostitutes for the Berlusconi’s notorious bunga bunga orgies. Currently, she remains free while she appeals her sentence. The former dental hygienist had once served as a regional councilor for the disgraced former Italian leader’s People of Freedom party. She was accused of getting the Moroccan-born exotic dancer known as Ruby the Heart Stealer for Berluscone, at the time, Ruby was just 17.

New York – Silvio Berlusconi’s bunga bunga bombshell, Nicole Minetti, was seen sunning herself, in pink thong bikini, over Christmas on a Miami beach,... read more »

Freed Pussy Riot members still gunning for Putin’s head...

Freed Pussy Riot members still gunning for Putin’s head

London – Russian punk band Pussy Riot’s members, who spent nearly two years in prison for their irreverent protest in Moscow’s main cathedral,... read more »

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Japan raises defence spending budget

Japan seeking US assistance to obtain counter cyberattack capabil...

Tokyo – Japan is reportedly seeking to curb the increased cyberattacks on the nation’s government systems and in a bid to have the ability to counter the attacks by a foreign nation, it is... read more »

Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections as mass protests continue

Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections as...

London – The main opposition party in Thailand has announced it will boycott snap elections set for 2 February. Democrat Party leader Abhisit... read more »

Taiwan court suspends trial of ailing ex-president

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Taipei – A Taiwanese court has suspended the trial of former president Chen Shui-bian on the ground that he is suffering from depression, dementia and... read more »

Singapore man jailed for three years for cyber-stalking

Singapore man jailed for three years for cyber-stalking

Singapore – A man in Singapore was sentenced to three years in jail Friday for cyber-stalking US singer Leandra Ramm for six years from 2005 to... read more »

North Korea threatens to attack South Korea

North Korea threatens to attack South Korea

Seoul – North Korea has threatened to attack South Korea without any advance notice, responding to anti-Pyongyang rallies on the second death... read more »

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British-era Town Hall to relive history, become tourist attraction

British-era Town Hall to relive history, become tourist attractio...

New Delhi – The capital’s British-era Town Hall in old Delhi is to be converted into an international tourist destination, complete with a museum, food court, souvenir shops, library and... read more »

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant outfits

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant ou...

Guwahati –  Militant outfits regularly harass people through illegal practices like extortion, taxation and abduction. Workers and small tea... read more »

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

India has been so unsuccessful in producing its own weapons of war that I am surprised that we do not start looking for innovative ways to keep our neighbours... read more »

Let’s talk about food

Let's talk about food

Other than music, food is something we all love to talk about. Sensing that food leads to conversations and sharing of recipes and memories, this week IANS... read more »

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid

Delhi gang rape pained me, says poet Salman Khurshid

New Delhi – Pained at the brutal assault and gang rape of a young Delhi woman last year, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has penned some poems... read more »

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Recipe: Mutton stew

When raindrops are falling pitter-patter and you are in a mood for something really nourishing and hot, nothing can beat the aroma and taste of home-made mutton stew. And just in case, you think it... read more »

Recipe: Aloo Paratha

Ingredients: Six or seven potatoes, four green chillies, coriander leaves, half tsp black pepper powder, two cups wheat flour, butter. Method: Boil... read more »

Recipe: Papad curry

Ingredients: Two or three papads, two medium-sized potatoes, one teaspoon kala jeera, half teaspoon chilli powder, half teaspoon turmeric powder, half... read more »

Recipe: Lasagna with meat sauce

Ingredients: – 1 lb ground mutton – 3/4 lb bulk pork sausage – 3 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce – 2 (6 ounce) cans tomato paste – 2... read more »

Recipe: Kaju jeera rice

A little experimentation can do wonders, especially when it comes to cooking techniques. While delectable jeera rice has been a great dish, addition of kaju... read more »

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Indian Super League was watched by 429 million on TV according to...

NEW DELHI: An aggregate of 429 million viewers (TAM data CS4+ extrapolated to the universe using a standard conversion factor) watched the inaugural Hero Indian Super League football tournament live... read more »

Messi slams top Barca official over `undeserving of better contract` statement

Messi targets more history, Suarez a first goal

MADRID: Lionel Messi continues his quest to become the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga just days after equalling a similar feat in the... read more »

ISL: Trezeguet fires as FC Pune beat FC Goa 2-0 to reco...

PUNE: A striker always remains a striker is what David Trezeguet showed when he rolled back all those years with an opportunistic strike to help FC Pune City... read more »

Can Chelsea emulate Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles&...

The surest measure of greatness is the shadow it casts. A decade on, the Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ side of 2003-04 are still regarded with a unique... read more »

Indian football team begin search for new coach after 3...

India will begin the search for a newcoach after Wim Koevermans’ tenure came to an end with the team’s 3-2 home defeat by Palestine in a friendly... read more »

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Gold near three-month low

Gold edged up on Monday, but remained near a three-month low as the dollar hit an 11-year high after a strong U.S. jobs report boosted expectations the Federal Reserve would soon hike interest... read more »

Gold Monetisation Scheme Should Be Investor Friend...

After the announcement of a gold monetisation scheme in the Budget, the details of the scheme are keenly awaited. The scheme has the potential to... read more »

Gold, silver rebound on marriage season demand, global ...

  Gold prices recovered by Rs 95 to Rs 27,285 per 10 grams at the bullion market on Thursday on emergence of buying by jewellers to meet wedding season... read more »

Titan Company intimates on availability of credit for g...

Titan Company announced that the Company will be able to avail credit from domestic nominated banks for gold purchases without restrictions. This will also... read more »

Gold recovers on wedding season demand

Gold, silver prices rise on brisk buying, global cues

Gold prices on Monday recovered by Rs 70 to trade at Rs 27,700 per ten gram at the bullion market, largely supported by wedding season demand from jewellers... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Cinnamon, peppermint oil- A new answer to chronic wounds!

You must have heard that health is wealth and that stands true for all those who suffer from chronic wounds in India. Ending miseries of all, we have a good news for you. Now, scientists have come... read more »

Poor sanitation practices leads to unfavorable pre...

Indian ladies suffer majorly during pregnancy! Besides household chores and other responsibilities there are several other reasons which hamper the... read more »

Heart scan can predict premature death risk

A scan of calcium deposits inside the arteries can identify those at risk of dying over the next 15 years, a new study has found. A coronary artery... read more »

Physical exercise along with a proper diet can help mai...

A recent study has revealed that India has the third-highest number of obese and overweight people after US and China. Around 20% of the adult Indian... read more »

Being a vegan helps lose weight

If you are looking for a size zero figure, then following a vegan diet that includes no animal products could offer better results than other weight-loss... read more »

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Sardar Singh named as flag bearer for India at Asian Games

New Delhi: Sardar Singh, captain of Indian men hockey team, will be the flag bearer for the country during the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games 2014 scheduled to take place in Incheon, South... read more »

Dhanraj Pillay criticizes move to have one custodi...

MUMBAI: Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay is upset with the selection of only one goalkeeper in the Indian team due to take part in the... read more »

Is the Hockey India League losing its financial viabili...

Two hasty announcements have followed the pull-out of Ranchi Rhinos from the Hockey India League (HIL) last week. The quick introduction of Pune and the... read more »

Manpreet named Asia’s Junior Player of the Year

Rising Indian midfielder Manpreet Singh was named the ‘Junior Player of the Year’ by the Asian Hockey Federation in its Congress held in Kuala Lumpur,... read more »

Bharat Ratna For Dhyan Chand?

NEW DELHI: Recommendations have been received for conferring the Bharat Ratna on hockey great Major Dhayan Chand and they have been forwarded to the... read more »

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Free Travel Apps To Get Your New Year 2014 Moving

It’s a brand new year, and for many it’s traditional to set new goals and resolve to see them through to completion by the end of the year. The key to realizing the satisfaction of... read more »

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holidayers

Gulmarg snowfall raises adrenaline level of holida...

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

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday se...

Follow these simple tips to travel safe this holiday season!

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

Hawaii ‘most searched’ holiday destination ...

Hawaii 'most searched' holiday destination on Bing!

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

Make your own wine, the Kerala way

Make your own wine, the Kerala way

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

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Gold ETFs witness outflow of Rs 363cr in Apr-Aug FY 2016

NEW DELHI: Investors continue to pull out money from gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), but the pace of outflow has slowed down in the current fiscal on account of the sluggish equity market trends.... read more »

Gold hovers near three-week high as equities slip

Gold held close to its highest level in nearly three weeks on Monday, boosted by safe-haven demand after the Federal Reserve’s move last week... read more »

Gold tops Rs 27,000-mark on global cues, seasonal deman...

Rising for the third straight day, gold regained the Rs 27,000-mark by gaining Rs 200 at the bullion market today in line with a firm global trend amid pick... read more »

Gold surges by Rs.480 to reclaim Rs.27,000 mark

New Delhi: With the wedding and festive season fast approaching, the days of cheaper gold prices seems to be over as the precious metal climbed back to... read more »

Gold Tumbles to More Than Five-Year Low, China Shares E...

Gold prices tumbled to a more than five-year low Monday, and China shares rose modestly, after authorities’ weekend move to tighten the use of informal... read more »

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Revamp Your Kitchen with UrbanClap

When was the last time you devoted time to change the look and feel of your kitchen? Well, most of us don’t pay as much attention to the look and feel of the kitchen as to the other parts of the... read more »

It takes two livers to save an obese patient

An obese man requiring liver transplant had to seek donation from two of his family members as the portion of liver donated by one was not... read more »

Tips to reduce weight in 10 days

Do you wish to reduce weight within 10 ten days? If you eat right, perform the correct exercises and follow a healthy regime, you are bound to lose the excess... read more »

I won’t make anarkali suits, imperfection is my t...

From village Jogewala in Moga district to France, fashion designer Navjeet Kaur recalls a journey straight out of a movie script. Over samosas squeezed... read more »

Access to green and blue boosts quality of life in olde...

Green environments and blue spaces with running or still water are especially beneficial for healthy ageing in older adults, a new study has found. Natural... read more »

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Jhumpa Lahiri loses out on US National Book Award

By Arun Kumar Washington – Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s new novel, “The Lowland” failed to win the 2013 US National Book Award in fiction... read more »

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Documentary on George Orwell being shot in Bihar

Patna – Shooting of the first documentary film on legendary British ! author George Orwell began at his birthplace in Motihari town of Bihar !... read more »

Sachin’s Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say P...

Sachin's Bharat Ratna gladdens and saddens, say Phalke kin

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai – Descendents of Dadasaheb Phalke, the ‘Father of Indian Cinema’, were thrilled when master blaster Sachin Tendulkar... read more »

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

Nobel laureate author Doris Lessing dies at 94

London – British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing died Sunday here at her home. She was 94. She “passed away peacefully at her London home... read more »

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Lifetime achievement award for Khuswant Singh

Mumbai – Renowned Indian writer Khushwant Singh was Friday awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Mumbai LitFest 2013 here. The award was received... read more »

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Middle East

US trains Iraqis for house-to-house battle against IS

TAJI BASE, Iraq: A team of camouflage-clad Iraqi soldiers lines up near the door of a one-storey house north of Baghdad with rifles ready, preparing to enter and search it. For now, there are no... read more »

Car bomb kills 37 at Yemen police academy

SANAA: A car bomb tore through dozens of Yemenis lined up at a police academy in Sanaa Wednesday, leaving 37 dead in the latest attack to highlight... read more »

Syria conflict: 76,000 die in deadliest year – ac...

The year 2014 was the deadliest year yet in Syria’s four-year conflict, with over 76,000 killed, activists say. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for... read more »

Father of pilot captured by ISIS pleads for release

AMMAN (Jordan): The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State militants in Syria has pleaded for his son’s release. Safi Yousef... read more »

IS stones to death two alleged gay men in Syria

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

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Rahul Gandhi says “PM Modi Can’t Let Go Of His PR Exe...

Rahul Gandhi, Congress Party President today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not taking a break from public relations exercises even at a time when India-Pakistan relations were at their... read more »

Sidhu Insists on Dialogue with Pakistan

Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab minister on Thursday insisted that dialogue and diplomatic pressure will count for in seeking a long-term solution to... read more »

Pakistan to release IAF pilot tomorrow as ‘peace gestur...

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released on Friday as a... read more »

21 Parties Blast BJP for Blatant Politicization Of Arme...

Leaders of 21 parties who met in parliament today said they backed the armed forces and expressed deep concern for the Air Force pilot who went missing during... read more »

IAF shoots down Pak aircraft; Indian pilot ‘missing in ...

The Ministry of External Affairs of India on Wednesday said Pakistan’s attempts to target military installations on the Indian side were foiled successfully... read more »

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In State of the Union Address, Obama Vows to Act Alone on the Economy

Obama says not to negotiate over debt ceiling

Washington – US President Barack Obama Friday said that he would not negotiate with his Republican rivals over raising the federal government’s debt ceiling and the fiscal brinksmanship... read more »

US Secretary of State John Kerry hopeful of Israel-Palestine deal

US sends special envoy to South Sudan

Washington – US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that he has sent a special envoy to South Sudan to help end violence in the... read more »

Obama nominates Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to Chi...

Obama nominates Senator Max Baucus as ambassador to China

President Barack Obama nominated Senator Max Baucus on Friday as US ambassador to China. “Max Baucus is going to be an outstanding ambassador to China, and... read more »

US action against Indian diplomat: Classic American dou...

Devyani Khobragade gets full diplomatic immunity, on her way to India

By Arun Kumar Washington – Is the US decision to arrest and strip search Indian diplomat Devyani Khobrgade on charges of visa fraud, sparking a major... read more »

US judge rules NSA data collection unconstitutional

US judge rules NSA data collection unconstitutional

By Arun Kumar Washington – In what the media here called a “powerful rebuke” to the Obama administration, a US federal judge has ruled the... read more »

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Bees, wasps and hornets

Animals are people too, or so they tell me

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

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir's saffron fields

Riot of colour, fragrance in Kashmir’s saffr...

By Sheikh Qayoom Pampore Highlands (Kashmir Valley) – As saffron flowers bloom and farmers begin harvesting the royal spice, the fields in... read more »

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

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

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

German police find 1,500 artworks taken by Nazis

German police find 1,500 artworks taken by Nazis

Berlin – Some 1,500 works by artists like Picasso, Nolde and Matisse believed to be stolen by the Nazis in the 1930s were found at an elderly... read more »

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

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

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

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Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Party mulls withdrawing support to UPA govt

Rabri Devi Says “His Memory Is Fading” to Mulayam Sin...

Patna: A day after after Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, on Thursday, said Mulayam Singh... read more »

BJP's BS Yeddyurappa Can Take Floor Test Tomorrow, Suggests Supreme Court: 10 Facts

BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa Can Take Floor Test Tom...

The BS Yeddyurappa government will prove its majority only on the floor of the house, his lawyer argued before the Supreme Court today. Three judges... read more »

PM Narendra Modi Breaks Silence on Kathua, Unnao Rapes,...

In the face of widespread public criticism of his silence in the face of the gang rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir and of a minor... read more »

Delhi HC set aside ECI Order disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs

The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed the notification issued by President Ram Nath Kovind to disqualify 20 Aam Admi Party (AAP) MLAs following such a... read more »

Narendra Modi in Gujarat stay: Gives prayer at Dwarka, ...

Top Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day tour of the election-sure state of gujarat. he reached jamnagar this morning. that is the second one go to of the... read more »

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President greets nation on Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day

President greets nation on Guru Tegh Bahadur martyrdom day

New Delhi – President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday greeted the nation, espe! cially the Sikh community, on the occasion of the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur Nov 24. This year it marks the 332nd... read more »

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak birthday

Obama greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak birthday

Washington – President Barack Obama has greeted “Sikh friends” around the world on the birth anniversary of Sikhism’s... read more »

‘Yaum-e-Ashoora’ observed with mourning pro...

'Yaum-e-Ashoora' observed with mourning procession in Hyderabad

Hyderabad – A mood of mourning pervades the old city of Hyderabad a! s Shia Muslims Friday observed “Yaum-e-Ashoora” to mark the martyrdom... read more »

Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj passes away

Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj passes away

Gurgaon – Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj, who was flown in from Allahabad Nov 11, breathed his last Friday morning, a doctor said. Kripalu Maharaj was... read more »

Sabarimala pilgrimage season begins Saturday

Sabarimala pilgrimage season begins Saturday

Thiruvananthapuram – The sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala temple will open its door early Saturday on the first day of the Malayalam month of... read more »

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Bees, wasps and hornets

Bees, wasps and hornets

A long time ago, I was bitten by a bee on the nape of my neck. My husband immediately ran inside, cut a potato in half and applied it to the sting. It worked to extract the sting and some of the... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

China’s Hao Ping to head UNESCO’s 37th Gene...

China's Hao Ping to head UNESCO's 37th General Conference

Paris – Hao Ping, China’s vice minister for education, was Tuesday elected president of the 37th General Conference of UNESCO for the next two... read more »

Discover magic of storytelling with Kahaani festival

Discover magic of storytelling with Kahaani festival

New Delhi – Create, share your stories and explore various tools of story-telling with the second edition of Kahaani Festival which begins this month in... read more »

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Google takes anti-net neutrality stance in India: Report

Global search engine giant Google is possibly lobbying against net neutrality in India by asking the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to support zero rating plans that allow people... read more »

Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Top six features you need...

After the guessing game that went on for months, Google has finally announced its next Android iteration will be named after the sweet treat... read more »

Mobile app for paperless tickets in Mumbai suburban

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday launched a mobile ticketing app for unreserved tickets that will cover 35 stations between the 123 km long... read more »

Science Express this year’s theme to be Climate C...

Now the government has taken up the initiative to aware people about the changing climate and related woes. To address the issues, now India will see a... read more »

Facebook to now help spot malware on computers

Social networking giant Facebook has partnered security software firm Kasperky to help its users detect and clean malware from their computers. ‘Malware’... read more »

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Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mothe...

Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has rejected “with thanks” the Sharif Government’s offer to bring his ailing mother to Pakistan from Dubai, one of his aides said on Saturday. “Thank... read more »

Benazir Bhutto’s son declares war against Taliban at start of political career

Benazir Bhutto’s son declares war against Taliban ...

Islamabad – Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) patron-in-chief and son of late Benzair Bhutto, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has declared war against... read more »

Maldives gets tough on illegal migrant workers

Maldives gets tough on illegal migrant workers

Male – Maldivian authorities have started to fine firms that employ undocumented expatriate workers, media reports said here Friday. Immigration... read more »

Hasina says Khaleda Zia would be tried for ‘terro...

Hasina says Khaleda Zia would be tried for 'terrorism' in Bangladesh one day

Islamabad – Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the country would hold the trial of main opposition leader Khaleda Zia one day for... read more »

Pakistan says ready for dialogue with India

Pakistan says ready for dialogue with India

Islamabad – Pakistan is ready to move forward if India gives green signal over the dialogue process, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has... read more »

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India’s Compound Archers Claim Men’s Team Gold At Wor...

The team comprising Abhishek Verma, Chinna Raju Srither and Amanjeet Singh prevailed 226-221 against the Colombians. The Colombian team comprised Camilo Andres Cardona, Jose Carlos Ospina and Daniel... read more »

India U17 Defeat Italy in Friendly Ahead of FIFA U...

New Delhi The India U-17 World Cup Squad stunned their fancied Italian counterparts 2-0 in Arizo, Italy on Friday. The win epitomises the grit and... read more »

India’s Deepti Sharma slams 188, puts on world re...

Indian woman opener Deepti Sharma stormed herself into record books after slamming 188 against Ireland in an ODI match against Ireland on Monday (May 15). New... read more »

Rising Pune Supergiant, Gujarat Lions: Short but impres...

Gujarat Lions finished top of the points table in IPL 2016 while Rising Pune Supergiant finished 2nd this year. Theirs will be a short journey but impressive... read more »

KKR vs MI: Kolkata aim to rubber-stamp play-off spot wi...

Kolkata Knight Riders find nemesis Mumbai Indians in their way for a top-two finish as the two heavyweights clash in the final round of the Indian Premier... read more »

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Djokovic beats Nadal in Chile exhibition match

Djokovic to skip Serbia’s Davis Cup tie against India

India’s chances of success in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie suddenly brightened considerably when World No.1 Novak Djokovic pulled out of the contest citing fatigue. The Serbian star,... read more »

With nod to Goran Ivanisevic, Marin Cilic clinches...

NEW YORK: Marin Cilic, his first Grand Slam title in hand after a straight-sets pounding of Kei Nishikori in the US Open final on Monday, thanked... read more »

Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

For their 100th tournament title, the Bryan brothers broke out a new victory celebration. Not that they planned it this way. The twins were so excited to win... read more »

Serena Williams makes it three in a row at US Open

Serena Williams named 2013 WTA Player of the Year for fifth time

Serena Williams won the 18th Grand Slam title of her career on Sunday, beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 to claim a third consecutive trophy at the US... read more »

Sania Mirza-Bruno Soares clinch U.S. Open mixed doubles...

Sania Mirza clinched her third mixed doubles Grand Slam crown as she and partner Bruno Soares overcame a few anxious moments in the match tie-break to win the... read more »

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Air India welcomes 21st Dreamliner

The new twin-aisle jet touched down at New Delhi‘s Indira Gandhi International Airport on 28 June 2015, following a direct delivery flight from the Boeing factory in Seattle. Air India has placed... read more »

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The best bars in Sydney

Australia’s largest city Sydney is chock-a-block with quirky bars, glamorous nightclubs and casual watering holes. Whether you’re... read more »

5 Mumbai gardens that are perfect for a quiet break

Mumbai boasts of many beautiful and well-maintained gardens. So, leave behind the space-crunched brick and mortar houses and take a walk to a lush green... read more »

Goa for the heritage lover

Old Goa The former Portuguese capital of the region before Panjim, Old Goa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that’s home to several magnificent churches and... read more »

A romantic getaway to Udaipur

With the majestic city palace looming over the old city, a lake studded with palaces in the middle and romantic restaurants interspersed in every nook and... read more »

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Pakistan troops violate ceasefire

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire

Jammu – Pakistan troops resorted to heavy shelling at Indian positions in R.S. Pura sector of the international border in Jammu district late Monday night. A senior para military Border... read more »

Chinese media : Setback for US President Barack Obama in Asia

US shutdown : No end in sight to the crisis

Washington – Amid continued political impasse leading to a government shutdown, the US appeared to be no closer to resolving the crisis, the... read more »

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US To Defend Trump’s Paris Pact Pullout At UN Climate Talks...

An American Authentic will deal with the un weather assembly in bonn nowadays, wherein envoys have battled to make progress inside the shadow of President Donald Trump’s rejection of a... read more »

Zimbabwe Faces Uncertain Future After Army Seizes ...

Harare: Zimbabweans have been weighing an unsure future without president robert mugabe thursday after the military took strength and positioned the... read more »

His Asia Trip Winding Down, Donald Trump Meets With All...

President Donald Trump is winding down his prolonged Asia experience with an worldwide summit and a trio of meetings with pacific rim allies, inclusive of his... read more »

164 Killed, More Than 1,600 Injured As 7.3 Magnitude Ea...

A Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Hit the region around the border among Iran and Iraq on sunday, killing at least 164 humans kingdom media in the countries stated,... read more »

Trump Praises “Highly Respected” Xi?

Chinese Media declared that the assembly set a “new blueprint” for coping with U.S.-China members of the family and differences. U.S. President Donald... read more »

The Best Weekend Getaways from Hyderabad

The technology hub of India and the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is quite fascinating in itself. With its rich heritage, architectural splendor, and iconic... read more »

Priyanka Gandhi Thrash Modi In Her First Election Speech: “Hatred Being Spread”...

Lashing out Modi & Amit Shah on there home turf in her first Election speach Priyanka Gandhi says “This country is made on the foundations of love, harmony & brotherhood,... read more »

India Elections 2019 : Complete Schedule for Lok Sabha Polls 2019

The Indian Lok Sabha elections will be held on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19, followed by counting of votes on May 23, for 543 Lok Sabha seats across the... read more »

“Thief Returned Papers”: P Chidambaram’s Dig Over Rafale Files

Taking a swipe at Attorney General KK Venugopal’s fresh remark on Rafale documents, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said today that from “stolen documents” they... read more »

“Stop Misuse Of Armed Forces’ Work In Polls”: A...

Former chief of naval staff, Admiral L Ramdas (retired), has written to the Election Commission of India (ECI) expressing “concern” and “dismay” over what he sees as the misuse of the air... read more »