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Supreme Court asks Meghalaya govt. to ha...

Supreme Court asks Meghalaya govt. to hand over ₹100 cr. fine to CPCB

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Meghalaya government to deposit the ₹100 crore fine imposed on it by the National Green Tribunal for failing to curb illegal coal mining with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan and K.M.Joseph directed the... read more »

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 »

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South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

Khartoum – South Sudan’s army Saturday said it has not received any order to end fighting with forces loyal to former South Sudan vice-president Riek Machar. “We have not received... read more »

Thousands of people displaced in South Sudan: UN

Thousands of people displaced in South Sudan: UN

Geneva – The escalating violence in South Sudan has left hundreds of thousands of people in the country displaced, and the total number was... read more »

South Sudan army announces victory in Malakal

South Sudan army announces victory in Malakal

Khartoum – South Sudanese army Friday announced the end of fighting in Malakal, the capital city of Upper Nile state, with a victory over the forces... read more »

Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest participants

Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest participants

Cairo – Egypt decided Thursday to jail whoever participates inprotests organised by the Muslim Brotherhood for a term of up to five years, official news... read more »

UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan

UN addresses Indian concerns on South Sudan

India’s strong concerns over the security and mandate of its peacekeepers in South Sudan found support from several U.N. Security Council members who... read more »

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Hotel food at Dalit’s house: Yeddyurappa under attack, BJP rubbis...

Congress and other parties alleged that BS Yeddyurappa didn’t consume the pulao made by the Dalit family and asked for idlis to be procured from outside. The BJP rubbished on Monday swirling... read more »

Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: ICJ hearing exposes hyp...

Human rights are a matter of both democracy and hypocrisy, certainly in India. Two recent examples, India’s flat-out fight for one of its own... read more »

To resounding applause from fans, the superstar asked, ...

Two traders were gunned down in Mathura by half a dozen people who escaped with gold worth Rs. 4 crore. HIGHLIGHTS 1. Two traders were gunned down in... read more »

Rajinikanth hints he may enter politics soon

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HIGHLIGHTS Rajinikanth on Friday asked his fans to get back to their duties but be ready for war. Rajinikanth proclaimed himself to be a true-blue... read more »

Landslide on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway, 1500...

Gopeshwar: The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway was on Friday closed near Vishnuprayag in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district due to a landslide,... read more »

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Hurriyat leaders released hours after house arrest

Just hours after they were placed under house arrest, Kashmiri separatist leaders were on Thursday released by authorities in Srinagar indicating a confused response to their proposed meeting with... read more »

Sri Lanka votes as Rajapaksa eyes comeback

Sri Lankans began voting on Monday in parliamentary polls with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa eyeing a political comeback as prime minister... read more »

Death toll in Pakistan’s Attock suicide attack rises to...

The death toll in a brazen suicide attack that killed Pakistan’s Punjab province Home Minister at his ancestral home in Attock district on Monday rose to... read more »

Two arrested over Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel killing

Bangladesh police say they have arrested two suspected members of a banned Islamist group over the killing of atheist blogger Niloy Neel. The two men were... read more »

Pakistan to hang Peshawar school massacre plotters

ISLAMABAD: Six militants who plotted and aided Pakistan’s worst ever terrorist attack at a Peshawar school are set to be hanged after Army Chief General... read more »

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Hit-and-run fugitive Puneet's father says Oz prisons not safe for Indians

Hit-and-run fugitive Puneet’s father says Oz prisons not sa...

Sydney – India-born hit-and-run fugitive Puneet Puneet’s father has said he is not going to fight his son’s extradition to Australia as he felt that Indians are not safe in Oz... read more »

WikiLeaks doubts 'unauthorized' US' Assange 'unlikely to face charges' claims

WikiLeaks doubts ‘unauthorized’ USR...

Sydney – Wikileaks has doubts over new claims by US officials that Julian Assange is unlikely to face charges for publishing secret... read more »

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia aft...

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

Sydney – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday he hoped to establish a “security round table” with Indonesia, seeking to... read more »

‘Dr. Death’ Patel walks ‘free’ from manslaughter charge...

‘Dr. Death’ Patel walks ‘free’ from manslaughter charges in Australia

Sydney – Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel, accused of the manslaughter of three patients in Australia, has walked a free man from court. The... read more »

Australian PM “deeply” regrets embarrassmen...

Australia PM seeks security dialogue with Indonesia after spy row

CANBERRA – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott still insisted during question time of the Parliament on Wednesday that he’s not going to... read more »

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New phased implementation strategy of Eway bill system for intra-...

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 inter state eway bill. It was the... 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... 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 »

Have composition GST number, want to sell Online, What ...

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Before knowing about the E-commerce platforms where goods and services are bought/procured and sold let’s take a tour of history and know how we used to... read more »

Interesting Facts on Eway Bill that one must Know

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Ever since the day of catastrophic failure which occurred on the day of roll out of eway bill there’s been lot circulating about how this is going to be... read more »

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China says 2 pilots died in aircraft carrier tests

Two Chinese test pilots were killed during development of the country’s first aircraft carrier fighter wing, state media said. President Xi Jinping had signed an order awarding honorary titles to... read more »

11 held in China for sale of toxic capsules

BEIJING: Eleven people have been arrested for production and sale of toxic capsules on massive scale in east China’s Zhejiang... read more »

Eight killed, 24 missing after rainstorms, landslides h...

Eight people were killed and 24 others went missing after rainstorms and landslides hit China’s southwestern Chongqing Municipality. More than 500... read more »

Man in China kills 2 in knife attack at school

Officials said a 40-year-old man stabbed students and teachers with a knife at a school in central China, killing two people and injuring four before jumping... read more »

China bus-truck collision death toll rises to 15

The death toll in a massive head-on collision between a truck and bus in northwestern China has risen to 15, with 48 other people being treated for injuries,... read more »

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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 office of the Supreme Court appointed... read more »

This ton will give me great confidence: Ajinkya Ra...

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

Virat Kohli bats for five-bowler attack in Sri Lanka as...

1st ODI : Virat Kohli's ton in vain as India lose to New Zealand by 24 runs

Chennai: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli expressed his confidence in Ravichandran Ashwin’s batting abilities and said that there is no reason why the... read more »

No WAGs in Sri Lanka, BCCI reportedly tells Indian play...

Looks like the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned WAGs (wives and girlfriends) from accompanying players to the Sri Lanka tour starting... read more »

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Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Buddha statue, park

Akhilesh to lay foundation for 200 ft Buddha statue, park

Lucknow – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will lay the foundation stone of multi-crore project in Kushinagar Dec 13 that includes const! ruction of a 200-feet bronze statue of Lord... read more »

Labourers dig up 19th century silver coins in Tripura

Labourers dig up 19th century silver coins in Trip...

Agartala – Labourers at work in southern Tripura found a cache of 76 silver coins dating to the early 19th century recently. They were later... read more »

Kerala’s ancient drama, dance and rhythm in Dubai

Kerala's ancient drama, dance and rhythm in Dubai

By Malavika Vettath Dubai – The staging of an unabridged Malayalam classic in the colours and drama of Kathakali; the rich repertoire of Koodiyattam, a... read more »

Britain’s top art prize awarded to Laure Prouvost

Britain's top art prize awarded to Laure Prouvost

London – The annual Turner Prize for art, the most prestigious contemporary art prize in Britain, has gone to French artist Laure Prouvost. For the... read more »

A culture of distrust : How India’s ruling class feeds ...

Pratap Bhanu Mehta’s columns often read like graduate school homework. Each missive from the resident guru of the Centre for Policy Research is peppered... read more »

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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 said. “Our long-term view is to set up... read more »

BRICS bank to start lending in local currency by A...

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... 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 »

Rupee hits three-week high

Rupee down 12 paise on dollar demand

The rupee rises to 60.12/13 from 60.31/32 on Wednesday, after earlier rising as high as 60.09, a level last seen on April 10. USD/INR was under pressure as... read more »

indias $ 325 billion of exports Targe Will be not compl...

New delhi – India ‘s export target of $ 325 billion in the current financial year will not be achieved . Federation of Indian Export Orgnaijeshns... read more »

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India does not need new education policy, say experts

Some of India’s most renowned education experts have reportedly opined that there is very little evidence to back the government’s decision to revamp the nation’s education... read more »

Mahresult.nic.in SSC Results 2015 Maharashtra Boar...

Nearly 17 lakh students across all nine divisions coming under the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education wrote the... read more »

CS exams: Two Ahmedabad girls, Dahod boy in India’s top...

AHMEDABAD: Three students, including two girls, from Ahmedabad are in the top 10 in the All India Company Secretary (Foundation) exam, results of which were... read more »

India decreases number of out-of-school children by nea...

India has been able to decrease its number of out-of-school children by nearly 16 million between 2000 and 2012, driving the progress in South Asia, but it... read more »

HC sets new deadline for fee regulatory authority in MP

BHOPAL: State government has been given two weeks’ time by the MP high court to constitute fee regulatory authority for private schools. Previously, the... read more »

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Padmavati Trailer Release Time Decoded. Right Here’s Why It’...

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 that has left us intrigued. after... read more »

Begum Akhtar’s 103rd Birthday: Google Celebr...

New Delhi:google nowadays celebrates (Begum akhtar’s) anniversary with a doodle that marks the monstrous contribution she made closer to... read more »

Judwaa 2 Box Office Collection Day 7: Varun Dhawan̵...

NEW DELHI:Varun Dhawan’s Judwaa 2 is inching towards the 100-crore mark at the box office. The film, which released last Friday, has so far made Rs.... read more »

Here’s proof that Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan...

From the multiple ear piercings to the hot red nail paint, you just cannot miss these in the latest photo of Shah Rukh Khan’s darling daughter Suhana Khan.... read more »

Judwaa 2 Movie Review, Box Office Collection, Story, Tr...

Movie Name: Judwaa 2 Cast: Varun Dhawan, Taapsee Pannu, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vivan Bhatena, Anupam Kher, Salman Khan Director: David Dhawan Release Date: 29... read more »

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Russian forensic probe concludes Arafat died of natural causes

Russian forensic probe concludes Arafat died of natural causes

Johannesburg – Russian forensic investigation has concluded that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat died of natural causes, and not radiation poisoning suspected by Swiss. The findings of... read more »

'Britain to become largest European economy in 2030'

‘Britain to become largest European economy ...

London – Britain is expected to become the largest European economy in 2030 by overtaking Germany, said a research report by the Centre for... read more »

UN condemns UK immigration bill for creating ‘cli...

UN condemns UK immigration bill for creating 'climate of ethnic profiling'

London – The United Nations refugee agency has condemned British Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposed immigration laws. There are fears the... read more »

AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

Moscow – Mikhail Kalashnikov, the designer of famed Russian AK-47 assault rifle, passed away Monday in his home city of Izhevsk, an industrial town,... read more »

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky will work to release ...

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky will work to release other political prisoners

Washington – Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he will spend the rest of his life working towards the release of other political... read more »

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Far East

Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down

Thai caretaker PM refuses to step down

Bangkok – Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Tuesday reiterated that she would not resign as demanded by anti-government protestors. Shinawatra insisted that, as per the... read more »

Kim Jong-Un rounds up executed uncle's relatives

Kim’s aunt survives purge with appointment t...

Sydney – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt, whose husband was executed last Friday for trying to overthrow the government, has been... read more »

South Korea leader warns of North’s ‘reckle...

South Korea leader warns of North's 'reckless provocations'

Seoul – South Korean President Park Geun-Hye warned Monday of possible “reckless provocations” by North Korea after the shock execution of... read more »

Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution sparks fears of r...

Kim Jong Un's uncle’s execution sparks fears of regional instability

London – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s uncle’s execution has sparked fears of instability in the secretive nuclear-armed state. South Korean... read more »

Kim’s executed uncle’s wife likely involved...

Kim's executed uncle's wife likely involved in husband's execution

London – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s aunt seem to be involved in making the final decision to execute her husband over power abuse and... read more »

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International seminar to mark Tagore's Nobel centenary

International seminar to mark Tagore’s Nobel centenary

Kolkata – The eastern metropolis is hosting music scholars from seven countries along with international musicians as part of Rabindra Bharati University’s celebrations to mark the... read more »

Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it even on Mahabharata

Parrikar likes to read in loo, be it even on Mahab...

Panaji – Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar likes reading in the loo, even if the book is based on an epic, like the Mahabharata. Speaking at... read more »

Remove make-up with care

Remove make-up with care

New Delhi – Pop colours can brighten up your face, but to improve your skin ensure that you clean it with mild face wash once you get back home from... read more »

Aleph to publish ‘A Suitable Boy’ sequel

Aleph to publish 'A Suitable Boy' sequel

New Delhi – Aleph Book Company has acquired publishing rights of Vikram Seth’s much-awaited “A Suitable Girl”, sequel to the 1993... read more »

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

Is China going to eat up the whole world?

Whole species in India are disappearing and their parts fetching up in China. From scorpions to sharks and tigers, our neighbour is poaching our wild life... read more »

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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 cheese cube – One tsp dried oregano... read more »

Fresh fruit ice pops, anyone?

The heat is on and looks like it’s going to stay that way until the end of October. How about tucking into special foods and beverages to... read more »

Recipe: Masala omelette

Masala omelette is an all time favourite. The easiest dish to make on the go, you can fluff it up and add a variety of toppings like mushrooms, capsicum,... read more »

Recipe: Chatpate chane

Preparation time: 10 minutes + soaking time Cooking time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups Bengal gram 2tbsp Oil 1 Bay leaf 1 Black... read more »

Recipe: Red pepper tart

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes 2 red peppers 1 sprig thyme (or ½ tsp dry thyme) 10 ml... read more »

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Manchester City: Joe Hart positive despite Bayern Munich defeat

City were beaten 1-0 by Bayern Munich after a last-minute strike from former City defender Jerome Boateng. Last season, City overcame an early loss to Bayern to reach the last 16. “Last year... read more »

Real Madrid begin title defence in style

Spanish football club Real Madrid started its Champions League title defence with a comfortable 5-1 win over Swiss club Basel while Atletico Madrid... read more »

Manchester United’s new ray of hope and Chelsea’s goal ...

Louis Van Gaal tasted success for the first time as Manchester United manager last night, as his new-look side disposed off a disjointed Queens Park Rangers... read more »

Big chance for Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck to prove h...

After a GBP 16million move to Arsenal from Manchester United on deadline transfer day this summer, Danny Welbeck will be eager to start a new chapter in his... read more »

Raheem Sterling has room for improvement: Roy Hodgson

London: England manager Roy Hodgson has predicted that Raheem Sterling will become an even more dangerous player, as the teenage Liverpool forward`s... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Gold demand up 2% in Dec quarter, down 15% in 2014

MUMBAI, FEB 12: Gold demand in the December quarter was up two per cent at 223 tonnes, largely due to pent up demand from jewellers during the festival season on the back of drop in prices. In value... read more »

Swiss gold exports to India cross Rs 1.2 lakh cror...

Switzerland’s gold exports to India crossed Rs 1.2 lakh crore in 2014 even as concerns persist over bullion being used to channel illicit funds... read more »

Gold Prices Fall as Traders Lock In Gains

Gold And Silver : 2014

Gold prices retreated from five-month highs as some investors locked in profits ahead of the weekend. The most actively traded gold contract, for February... read more »

PRECIOUS-Gold rebounds to 5-month high after ECB launch...

Gold turned higher and touched a five-month high above $1,300 per ounce on Thursday, after the European Central Bank (ECB) launched a multi-billion euro... read more »

Gold regains Rs 28,000 mark on seasonal demand, global ...

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Continuing its rising streak for the third consecutive day, gold crossed the Rs 28,000 level after over four months by gaining Rs 100 at the bullion market in... read more »

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Health & Fitness

Recipe: Fruit Salad

 Ingredients: We need one or two red apples One sliced peach 2 stalks celery 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 pack of  lemon yogurt Method: Put the red apples, sliced peach,... read more »

How to improve your dental health!

A beautiful smile is a gift endowed by nature that one must always cherish. But are you afraid that your smile will no longer draw the desired... read more »

Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patien...

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

Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

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

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

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

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

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Rousing welcome for silver-winning Indian hockey team

With a Commonwealth Games silver medal proudly hanging on their necks, the Indian men’s hockey team returned home to a rousing welcome by Hockey India (HI), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), fans... read more »

Hockey team captain Sardar Singh reprimanded

The Indian men’s hockey captain and midfielder Sardar Singh was officially reprimanded for inappropriate conduct here on Wednesday night. The... read more »

Indian women thrash Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 in CWG hoc...

The Indian women’s hockey team came back strongly from a 0—3 defeat to New Zealand to thrash minnows Trinidad and Tobago 14—0 in their third Pool A... read more »

CWG Hockey: Indian women lose 0-3 to New Zealand

Glasgow, Scotland: The Indian women’s hockey team went down fighting to the higher ranked New Zealand 0-3 in their second match of the XX Commonwealth... read more »

Sardar banks on Sreejesh to replicate his World Cup per...

India captain Sardar Singh is banking on his deputy P.R. Sreejesh to replicate his stellar World Cup performance in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and said... read more »

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Holiday Ideas

Hoteliers worried about prospects in festive season

Hoteliers worried about prospects in festive season

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

Holiday office parties may do more harm than good

Holiday office parties may do more harm than good

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

Give The Gift Of Luxury Travel

Give The Gift Of Luxury Travel !

As a longtime travel journalist, maybe I’m biased, but I can’t think of a better gift to give than the gift of travel, and if you have deep pockets, there... 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 »

New holiday rental site to allow search based on attrac...

New holiday rental site to allow search based on attractiveness

Melbourne – A new holiday rental site has been launched which allows users to search for guests and hosts based on their attractiveness. Josh Bocanegra,... 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 »

India’s industrial output up 2.7 percent in Janua...

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s industrial output rose 2.7 percent in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. ... read more »

Gold ETFs witness outflow of Rs 363cr in Apr-Aug FY 201...

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... 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 to leave... read more »

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Access to green and blue boosts quality of life in older adults

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 environments are known to promote... read more »

Comic book to unite Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja T...

Urban crime fighting stars Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will come together in a six-part comic book series, this November. DC... read more »

Facebook’s ‘iconic logo’ raises gende...

Facebook now raises the debate of gender equality with its iconic logos- two small silhouettes of a man and a woman. The new logo will be a little different... read more »

Coffee not responsible for obesity, diabetese

Coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes, according to a first-of-its-kind study that used genes to... read more »

Cinnamon, peppermint oil- A new answer to chronic wound...

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... read more »

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Literature

Sand sculpture marks Tagore's Nobel Prize centenary

Sand sculpture marks Tagore’s Nobel Prize centenary

Bhubaneswar – The embassy of Sweden marked the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize in literature by unveiling a sand sculpture of him in Odisha, the embassy said Thursday. The... read more »

Decoding mysteries with international authors

Decoding mysteries with international authors

They are the best-selling international authors whose mystery novels have been gripping enough to make you couch potatoes. This week IANS bookshelf... read more »

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Middle East

Egyptian president to meet Pope Francis on Monday

VATICAN CITY: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis on Monday, Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi said, in the first visit to the Vatican by an Egyptian leader in eight... read more »

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

MANSHIET EL-IKHWA, Egypt: Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing... read more »

IS claims beheading of US aid worker, 18 Syrians

BEIRUT: The Islamic State jihadist group on Sunday claimed to have executed Peter Kassig, a US aid worker kidnapped in Syria, as a warning to the United... read more »

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

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

Angry Arabs march in north Israel after shooting

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

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Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir Compares Dalai Lama to Masood Azha...

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... read more »

First Indo-Pak Meet On Kartarpur held in cordial e...

The first meeting between India and Pakistan experts to discuss the modalities and draft agreement for facilitation of pilgrims to visit Gurdwara... read more »

Supreme Court Pulls Assam Government on deportation of ...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down hard on the Assam government and said that it was not treating the issue of deportation of illegal migrants seriously... read more »

Priyanka Gandhi Thrash Modi In Her First Election Speec...

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,... read more »

India Elections 2019 : Complete Schedule for Lok Sabha ...

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... read more »

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Khobragade case: India seeks details of possible U.S. tax violations

US hides behind “standard procedures” in Indian diplo...

By Arun Kumar Washington – As media reports that Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was “strip-searched” after her arrest in New York threatened to escalate a diplomatic row... read more »

John Kerry calls Shivshankar Menon to express regret about Devyani's treatment; defends US laws

US hopes diplomat’s arrest won’t hit bilateral tie...

 The U.S. has expressed hope that the diplomatic row over the arrest of Indian Deputy Consul-General in New York will not affect bilateral ties... read more »

‘US Magnitsky Act as long-term spoiler of bilater...

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Moscow –  Despite certain progress achieved over issues concerning Syria and Iran, Russia-US relations remain in deadlock because of the so-called... read more »

Blacklist move not violation of n-deal with Iran: US

New US sanctions unconstructive: Iran

Washington –  The White House Friday defended th e move of blacklisting additional companies and people under existing sanctions, saying it does not... read more »

Maid trouble lands Indian diplomat in New York in soup

Maid trouble lands Indian diplomat in New York in soup

Washington – In a second case of its type, one of India’s senior diplomats in New York was arrested and accused by Manhattan’s Indian... read more »

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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 »

AAP leaders sits outside Election Commission offic...

Aam Aam Party leaders, led by Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, squatted outside the Election Commission office on Friday protesting... read more »

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

Law school trashes apex court ruling on 377

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

“We Can Also Abuse, But We Are Hindus”: Arv...

Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Avdhut Wagh Friday abused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after which the Kejriwal reported to Prime Minister Narendra Modi... read more »

Congress says no to tie-up, Kejriwal Responds “Co...

Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal hit out at the Congress as the party took a formal decision today to not ally with his party in... read more »

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Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Shia Muharram procession

Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Shia Muharram procession

Srinagar – Authorities imposed strict restrictions in some areas of the summer capital Srinagar Friday to prevent Shia Muharram processions. A senior police officer said restrictions under... read more »

Model of world's largest Hindu temple unveiled in Bihar

Model of world’s largest Hindu temple unveil...

Patna – Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday unveiled a model of the world’s largest Hindu temple with a towering height of 405... read more »

200,000 Dawoodi Bohras attend Mumbai’s Moharram d...

200,000 Dawoodi Bohras attend Mumbai's Moharram discourses

Mumbai – Nearly 200,000 Dawoodi Bohras from all over the world attended the 10-day Moharram observance which culminated here Wednesday as Ashura, under... read more »

Curbs on Muharram processions hits life in Srinagar

Curbs on Muharram processions hits life in Srinagar

Srinagar – Authorities Wednesday imposed restrictions in some areas of ! Srinagar city to prevent Shia Muharram processions. “Restrictions have... read more »

Churches vandalised in Argentina

Churches vandalised in Argentina

Buenos Aires – Another two churches were vandalised over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and... read more »

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

Stay ‘on’ the beach at Kerala’s Hotel Sea Face

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

Young Naga designer to represent India in New York Fashion Week

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

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

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k pounds ...

Gandhi’s personal Charkha expected to fetch 80k pounds at UK auction

London – Mahatma Gandhi’s personal Charkha, which he used whilst imprisoned at Yerwada Jail, is set to go under the hammer this Tuesday 5th November... read more »

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist’...

Vulnerable women, delicate nature through artist's eyes

New Delhi – Contemporary issues like safety of women and the indifferent attitude of mankind towards nature have found place in artist Aparna... read more »

Embrace spirituality on Diwali

Embrace spirituality on Diwali

With festivities in the air, it’s time to be with your family and dear ones. But in all this hustle-bustle, don’t forget to give yourself some... read more »

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow: Top six features you need to know

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

Mobile app for paperless tickets in Mumbai suburba...

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

Twitter now has a ‘while you were away’ recap feature...

Twitter has launched a new ‘while you were away’ service which recaps important tweets users may have missed since their last login. The new feature... read more »

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Musharraf committed to facing all legal cases against him in Pak

Musharraf committed to facing all legal cases against him in Pak

Islamabad – Former Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf has once again shown commitment to face all the cases against him in the courts of law. According to the sources in All Pakistan... read more »

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine

Pakistan cautious on Japanese PM’s shrine vi...

Islamabad – Pakistan Friday was cautious in reaction to the Japanese prime minister’s controversial visit to the World War II related... read more »

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Dhaka – Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi troops have been deployed across the country ahead of parliamentary poll slated for Jan 5 next year amid... read more »

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia...

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia’s residence

Bangladesh security forces on Thursday laid a siege around the residence of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia, ahead of an... read more »

Musharraf to file intra-court appeal with IHC against t...

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother

Islamabad – Former president General Pervez Musharraf has decided to file an intra-court appeal (ICA) with a two-member division bench of the Islamabad... read more »

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India’s Deepti Sharma slams 188, puts on world record 320-r...

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 Delhi, May 15: Indian woman opener... read more »

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

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... 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 »

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set up Madrid Open semi...

Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal with Novak Djokovic after withstanding a tough challenge from David Goffin 7-6 (3), 6-2 at the Madrid Open on... read more »

IPL 2017: Delhi Daredevils’ winning effort against Risi...

Zaheer Khan is a funny bloke. He probably doesn’t know it, though. Sample this statement from the Delhi Daredevils’ skipper after their seven-run win over... read more »

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Djokovic to defend Australian Open title without `official preparation`

Djokovic beats Murray, enters 8th US Open semi in a row

Through a pair of back—and—forth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions. They tracked down would—be winners and somehow got them... read more »

Makarova enters maiden Grand Slam semifinal

Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova reached the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career, downing former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-2 on... read more »

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The top attractions in Ahmedabad

From the tranquil charm of Sabarmati Ashram to the stately aura of Jama Masjid, these top places to visit in Ahmedabad will give you a glimpse of the city’s multi-cultural history. Ahmedabad... read more »

Things to do in Hyderabad when you’re travelling w...

Ramoji Film City Going behind the movie scenes can be one of the most thrilling experiences—especially for kids—and a visit to Ramoji Film City... read more »

Goa’s most romantic experiences

Walking past centuries-old cathedrals in Old Goa, sipping wine at a candle-lit seaside restaurant, admiring gorgeous sunsets at a beach or just relaxing in... read more »

Amritsar street food that will make your mouth water

A visit to Amritsar invariably includes two things—paying your respects at the Golden Temple, and gorging on all the delicacies the city dishes up. The... read more »

4 offbeat summer getaways in India

Come summer, and the mountains beckon with crisp air, breathtaking views and a gentler pace of life. This vision of bucolic bliss is rudely decimated by the... read more »

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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 Trump Praised Chinese language chief Xi... read more »

France President Emmanuel Macron broaches Lebanon ...

French President Emmanuel Macron held rapidly scheduled talks in riyadh on thursday with saudi crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Amid growing... read more »

Shifting Sands: What Is Changing In Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has ordered a crackdown on corruption, the ultra-modern in a wave of frenetic adjustments inside the... read more »

In Beijing, Trump Presses China On North Korea And Trad...

On North Korea, Trump stated “China can fix this problem quickly and Effortlessly,” Urging Beijing to reduce economic links with North Korea and also... read more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Visits Cosmetics Firm W...

North korean leader kim jong-un has taken time far from the confrontation with the united states and allies to go to a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. He went... read more »

Indrani Mukerjea To Be Approver In Corruption Case Linked To Chidambarams

Indrani Mukerjea’s plea to turn approver in the INX Media corruption case involving former finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram was today accepted by a Delhi... read more »

Rahul Gandhi promises a national free medicine scheme

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

Rahul Gandhi said today he had quit as Congress president and had left it to his party to find a successor soon, taking responsibility for a second straight national election defeat.... read more »

Facebook says it’s ‘working’ to resolve outages across WhatsApp, Instagram

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday an issue with uploading or sending media files on its apps and platforms has been resolved. Earlier in the day, many users globally were not able to send and... read more »

Ahead of Meeting With PM Modi, Trump Says India’s Tariff Hike Unacceptable, Must be ...

A day before Donald Trump meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Japan, the US President said he looked forward to speaking with Modi about a recent... read more »

Claim Settlement of Life Insurance Companies – Everything Y...

We live in a country where there is no social security cover. Therefore, purchasing a life insurance plan becomes the only option for securing your family’s future financial security. The primary... read more »