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Why You Need to Negotiate in Business

Why You Need to Negotiate in Business

As a business owner, you need many different skills. Some you will have before you begin your business, and some will need to be learned during the process if you want to be as successful as possible. One of those skills is proper negotiation. Being able to negotiate in business has many benefits,... read more »

5 Offbeat Courses PCM Students can Choos...

5 Offbeat Courses PCM Students can Choose other than B.Tech

Most of the students who have studied PCM in class XII aim to pursue engineering post completing their schooling, and many find it challenging to explore a career apart from engineering. Many PCM students choose engineering as their first priority only after 12th without even exploring other... read more »

Congress Mocks Modi : “WhatsApp Un...

Congress Mocks Modi : “WhatsApp University Degree”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is quoting a “satirical website” to justify his actions on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, under arrest for six months, the Congress said, a day after PM Modi attributed a statement to the Kashmir politician in parliament. Mr... read more »

GAIL Recruitment 2020: Apply for Executi...

GAIL Recruitment 2020: Apply for Executive Trainee Post from Feb 3

Gas Authority of India Limited prevalently known as GAIL India Limited has sent out the notice for enrollment through GATE 2020 on its official website. The enlistment is accessible for the post of Executive Trainees (ET) in Chemical and Instrumentation programs. As indicated by the official... read more »

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Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist' group

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood ‘terrorist’ group

Johannesburg – Egypt has declared the ousted president Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement a “terrorist” group, banning all its activities. Deputy Prime Minister... read more »

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist gro...

Cairo – Egyptian Interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi Tuesday declared Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s oldest and most influential... read more »

South Sudan army lose capital of oil-producing state

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

Khartoum – South Sudan’s army admitted Monday that it had lost control of Bantiu, capital of the oil- producing Unity State, media... read more »

70 killed Nigerian clashes: military

70 killed Nigerian clashes: military

Lagos – Over 70 people have been killed in clashes between the army and members of the Boko Haram militant group in the northeast, following last Friday... read more »

Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists for three years

Egypt sentences anti-Mubarak activists for three years

London – Three Egyptian activists from the 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been sentenced to three years in jail. High-profile... read more »

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Rajinikanth hints he may enter politics soon

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 Tamilian. If I am thrown out of Tamil Nadu, I... read more »

Landslide on Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway,...

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

Cabinet nod for nuclear reactors bid to make up for los...

HIGHLIGHTS India has lost six years on a wild goose expedition that cost its domestic nuclear industry dear. Faster clearances, more efficient regulations... read more »

Air Chief B S Dhanoa writes to each officer: Be ready f...

“In the present scenario, there is an ever persistent sub-conventional threat. Therefore, we need to be prepared for operations with our present holdings,... read more »

Clash over shifting of ‘Dharna Chowk’ in Hyderabad

Dharna Chowk, like Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, is a democratic space to voice anguish, he had said. Members of a resistance group campaigning against the TRS... read more »

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AL-QAEDA CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECULAR BLOGGER HACKED TO DEAT...

In a communique issued in Bengali and English, and posted on its Facebook and Twitter accounts on August 7, 2015, Ansar al-Islam declared the attack to be “vengeance” for the honor of the... read more »

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US security firm

China gives former general suspended death sentenc...

BEIJING – A top Chinese military officer has been given a suspended death sentence for corruption, state media said Monday, in a case where he was... read more »

Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Barely three months after the killing of a blogger in Sylhet, unknown assailants armed with machetes hacked to death secular blogger Niloy Chatterjee Neel at... read more »

Landslides and floods claim 90 lives in Nepal

KATHMANDU: At least 90 people have been killed across Nepal in the past two months due to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains, authorities have... read more »

At least 30 killed in Nepal landslides

The landslides came crashing into villages and homes just after midnight. One survivor said they sounded like an earthquake. Multiple slides, triggered by... read more »

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Australia's Qantas to shut down Avalon maintenance facility

Australia’s Qantas to shut down Avalon maintenance facility

Sydney – Australia’s largest airline Qantas Friday announced that it would close its Avalon heavy maintenance facility at the end of March 2014 due to the retirement of its Boeing 747... read more »

`2Day FM` in soup on prank call which claimed Jacintha Saldanha’s life

`2Day FM` in soup on prank call which claimed Jaci...

Sydney – The 2Day FM has lost its bid to prevent the ACMA from looking into the infamous royal prank call last December that pushed Indian... read more »

Same-sex marriage drawing overseas couples to New Zeala...

Same-sex marriage drawing overseas couples to New Zealand

Wellington – More than a third of the same- sex couples getting married under a new law in New Zealand are coming from overseas, authorities said... read more »

Indian origin man Tarun Asthana dies after assault in N...

Indian origin man Tarun Asthana dies after assault in New Zealand

Wellington – An Indian origin man in New Zealand died at a hospital Monday, two days after he was attacked by a sailor. Tarun Asthana, 25, a trainee... read more »

Indian Ocean countries to boost cooperation: Australian...

Indian Ocean countries to boost cooperation: Australian minister

Canberra – The Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) countries have agreed to a stronger collaborative effort on maritime security, economic growth and... read more »

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Here’s What Your Partner Expects from You (But Doesn’...

Relationships are difficult – we all know that. More so in today’s environment, when society in India is undergoing a major change; youngsters work away from home, more and more women find... read more »

US Technology Elite Awards 2018 : Systron Micronix...

United States, 2018 – US Business News announces the winners of the 2018 US Technology Elite Awards. As most industries and enterprises become... read more »

6 Ways to Ensure Regular Income After Retirement

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

HR Software Advantages and Process Involved in Attendan...

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

Why Telecoms are moving to OTT?

The study reveals that time spent by people on digital platform is going to increase in near future. With growing digital literacy and technology, more and... read more »

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Lakes formed by quake in China threaten flooding

Rescuers raced on Tuesday to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides, complicating relief efforts following a strong earthquake in southern China that killed at least 398 people and... read more »

China to shut down 1700 small collieries

China’s work safety watchdog on Thursday vowed to close over 1,700 accident-prone small coal mines in a bid to enhance safety and reduce... read more »

Rain havoc in China, 26 killed

Beijing : past four days in southern China storm caused 26 people were killed and three others missing in nine province level. The government said on Sunday.... read more »

43 injured in China quake

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted a county in China’s Yunnan province Friday, injuring 43 people and forcing the evacuation of 35,000 people. The quake... read more »

Report: 7 killed in central China knife attack

BEIJING — A Chinese state news agency says a man stabbed seven people to death in a village in a central province. The China News Service said the attack... read more »

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No WAGs in Sri Lanka, BCCI reportedly tells Indian players

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 in August. “Most of the players on... read more »

Paytm strikes title sponsorship deal with BCCI til...

One97 Communications, owners of Paytm, today acquired the title sponsorship rights for India’s domestic and international cricket matches at... read more »

We were sick and tired of losing: Sikander Raza

Harare: “We were sick and tired of just competing against better nations and losing in the end,” said Zimbabwe’s stand-in cricket captain... read more »

New Zealand thrash Indian eves in opening T20 Internati...

The Indian women’s cricket team was hammered on all fronts as New Zealand romped to a dominating eight-wicket triumph in their first Twenty20 International... read more »

India score 255 runs against Zimbabwe

It’s a feast for a sports lover today as Ind-Zim, Ban-SA, Eng-Aus and Federer vs Murray. A second string Indian side will take on Zimbabwe. It is... read more »

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18th century ivory furniture on sale at Sotheby's

18th century ivory furniture on sale at Sotheby’s

London – Two pairs of 18th century chairs and a settee from the same era, custom-made for Warren Hastings, governor general of Bengal from 1772 to 1785, will go under the hammer at... read more »

Kerala classical arts festival starts in Dubai

Kerala classical arts festival starts in Dubai

Dubai – A five-day International Koodiyattam and Kathakali Festival (IKKF), showcasing the ancient and highly structured classical performing... read more »

Bantony Estate to be Museum of Shimla: CM

Bantony Estate to be Museum of Shimla: CM

Shimla – A British-era building decaying from long neglect in the erstwhile summer capital of the British Raj will be restored and converted into a... read more »

Kolkata’s Park Mansions bags maiden heritage awar...

Kolkata's Park Mansions bags maiden heritage award

Kolkata – The 103-year-old stately Park Mansions, located in the city’s stylish Park Street has bagged the first heritage award instituted by the... read more »

Kolkata Victoria Memorial Hall on Google Art Project so...

Kolkata Victoria Memorial Hall on Google Art Project soon

Kolkata – Want to experience the grandiosity of the Victoria Memorial Hall from the confines of your home or office? Thanks to Google Art Project,... read more »

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Withdrawing Money From ATMs Outside Home Branch Network May Cost ...

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 network. Home bank network means ATMs of... read more »

Rupee down 12 paise on dollar demand

Rupee hits three-week high

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... 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 »

GDP growth to persist in 4.5-5% range in 2014: Nomura

The economy is unlikely to see any  major pick in 2014 and may end up with about just 4.5-5 per cent growth due to the ongoing fiscal and monetary policy... read more »

One toll tag for Delhi-Mumbai national highway from Aug...

zip across Delhi-Mumbai highway without stopping at any of the toll plazas with a single radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. Electronic toll collection... 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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Anushka Sharma reveals why she doesn’t talk much about hers...

While many B-town stars stay in the headlines by talking about themselves on various platforms, actress Anushka Sharma says that she believes in show and tell, not talking. When asked if she plans... read more »

Taanaji First Look: Ajay Devgn Stars As Legendary ...

Taanaji First Look: Ajay Devgn plays Maratha leader Subedar Taanaji Malusare reconquered the fortress of Kondana in the Battle of Sinhagad in... read more »

Kangana Ranaut now stable after sustaining injury on th...

Kangana sustained an injury while she was shooting a sword fight sequence with co-star Nihar Pandya. The shooting happened in Hyderabad and the actor was... read more »

The Kapil Sharma Show: Host Kapil kept Mubarakan actors...

The entire Mubarakan cast – Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D’Cruz and Athiya Shetty who were to shoot with Kapil for their upcoming... read more »

Haseena Parkar’s Shraddha Kapoor Won’t Get ...

NEW DELHI: Shraddha Kapoor’s Haseena Parkar is a departure from the genre (romantic films) that the actress generally features in. Shraddha gained... read more »

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Freed Pussy Riot members still gunning for Putin’s head

Pussy Riot member released from prison

A jailed member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who was found guilty of hooliganism after a performance critical of President Vladimir Putin, has been released from prison, her lawyer said... read more »

Mikhail Khodorkovsky meets family as free man in Germany

Mikhail Khodorkovsky meets family as free man in G...

Berlin – Russia’s former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky on Saturday was reunited with his oldest son and awaited his parents’... read more »

Britain to help with Syrian chemical weapons’ des...

Britain to help with Syrian chemical weapons' destruction

London – Britain will help with the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said Friday. In a statement, the... read more »

Former Russian oligarch set for release from jail

Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky will work to release other political prisoners

Moscow – Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former chief executive officer of the now defunct Russian  oil company Yukos, was set to be released from prison... read more »

Putin pardons jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

Putin pardons jailed tycoon Khodorkovsky

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has signed the decree pardoning tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a prominent Kremlin critic, who has spent more than a... read more »

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Execution in North Korea worries South Korea

Execution in North Korea worries South Korea

Seoul – South Korea expressed deep concern about a series of occurrences in North Korea, including the execution of Jang Song-Thaek, who was married to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s... read more »

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

Deposed senior North Korean leader executed

Seoul – Jang Song-Thaek, deposed senior official of North Korea, has been executed after the Special Military Tribunal found him guilty of... read more »

Thai protesters cut power to govt HQ, ask army to step ...

Thai govt rejects call to delay elections after clashes

Bangkok – Thai opposition protesters on Thursday cut power and water supplies to the government headquarters and appealed to the powerful military to... read more »

Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resolve crisis

Thai caretaker PM calls meeting to resolve crisis

Bangkok – Thailand caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Thursday invited all political parties and sections of the society to meet Sunday to... read more »

Ex-Thai PM Abhisit indicted for murder over rally crack...

Thai opposition to boycott 2 February elections as mass protests continue

Bangkok – Former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva was indicted for murder Thursday in connection with a deadly military crackdown on mass... read more »

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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 bestseller “A Suitable Boy”. The... 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... read more »

Sikh group challenges dismissal of case against Badal

US court dismisses Sikh group's case againstBadal

Chicago – A US based Sikh rights group has challenged the order of a US court dismissing a human rights violation case against Punjab Chief Minister... read more »

‘Government exploring ways to restore HC ruling o...

'Government exploring ways to restore HC ruling on homosexuality'

New Delhi – The government is considering all options before it in an attempt to restore the 2009 Delhi High Court verdict decriminalising... read more »

Exhibiting 25 years of audio-visual journey

Exhibiting 25 years of audio-visual journey

New Delhi – Celebrating its silver jubilee, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) has mounted an exhibition of all the audio-visual... read more »

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Recipe: Methi Pulao

It’s a mouth-watering dish, to say the least. There are very few who don’t like methi pulao, it is good for your health and pretty easy to cook. Ingredients: Two cups of basmati... read more »

Mumbai hangout lets you dine like a don

Somewhere between the hustling city lights and busy Linking Road street in Bandra is an underground watering bar that’s cool and... read more »

Dessert recipe: Kulhad ki kheer

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients: 1litre milk 100g sugar 2tbsp samai rice ½ cup mixed dry fruits sliced pistachios... read more »

Want a ‘cakeless cake’ for your birthday?

Cakes are crossing the traditional fondant and frosting boundaries and getting into fun new avatars. A huge new trend is the ‘cakeless cake’, made... read more »

Recipe: Vegetable sweet corn soup

Ingredients: One cup fresh sweet corn, one finely chopped carrot, one tbsp chopped cabbage, half tsp sugar, half tsp green chilli sauce, half tsp soya... read more »

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Neymar stunner gives Brazil win over Colombia

A superb 83rd minute free-kick from captain Neymar gave Brazil a winning start under new coach Dunga as they beat Colombia 1-0 in a fiercely contested friendly on Friday. Colombia played most of the... read more »

Neymar scores first hat-trick as Barca crushes Celtic in Champions League

Neymar named Brazil captain

Brazil coach Dunga has confirmed Neymar will captain the national football team for friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador in the U.S. Speaking at... read more »

Spain still struggling to get the best out of Costa

Spain’s 1-0 friendly defeat to France on Thursday showed coach Vicente del Bosque still has to find the right formula to get the best out of forward... read more »

Arsenal’s 25-man Premier League squad list

There are no surprises in the announcement of Arsenal’s 25-man squad, after the club named all of their new signings including last-minute deadline day... read more »

Manchester United signs Falcao in another transfer coup

A week after signing Angel Di Maria, Manchester United persuaded striker Radamel Falcao to join the faltering club in European football’s most eye-catching... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Government hikes import tariff value on gold, silver

NEW DELHI: The government today hiked import tariff value on gold to $401 per 10 grams and on silver to $543 per kg in line with global price trends. The tariff value on imported gold was at $392... read more »

Gold Edges Towards 12-Week High on Safe-Haven Dema...

Singapore: Gold edged up for a third session out of four to hover near a 12-week peak on Wednesday, bolstered by safe-haven demand as tumbling oil... read more »

Gold firm ahead of US nonfarm payrolls report

SINGAPORE — Gold rose on Friday ahead of a closely watched US jobs report and the metal was set to post its first weekly gain in four thanks to safe-haven... read more »

India not planning further curbs on gold imports –...

India is not planning to impose any further curbs on gold imports as the current account deficit is under control, Trade Secretary Rajeev Kher said on... read more »

Gold remains weak on low demand; silver recovers

NEW DELHI: Gold prices fell further by Rs 75 to Rs 27,025 per ten gram at bullion market here today on subdued demand even as the metal strengthened... read more »

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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 adulthood. The new study of 52 young women found... read more »

Inadequate pregnancy weight gain puts infants at risk of death

Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-b...

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

Food choices to beat menstrual cramps

Negotiating menstrual pain is part of every woman’s life. While some women resign themselves to the pain, others pop pain killers. Fortunately, research... read more »

5 mistakes you make while jogging on treadmill

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

Here’s how to identify types of headaches

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

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Hockey: Coach Terry Walsh hopes Chandi will strengthen India̵...

After a dismal performance in the World Cup, India hockey coach Terry Walsh’s priority now is to strengthen his forward line for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which run July 23-August 23. The... read more »

Indian women’s hockey team for CWG

Hockey India on Wednesday announced the women’s team for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held at Glasgow from July 23 to August... read more »

Ric Charlesworth to retire as Aussie coach ahead of Com...

Four-time World Cup-winning field hockey coach Ric Charlesworth will step down from the Australian men’s team earlier than expected. Charlesworth, who has... read more »

India ninth in latest world hockey rankings

New Delhi: Eight-time Olympic champions India find itself in a lowly ninth position among mens teams in the recently-released FIH World Hockey Rankings. The... read more »

Hockey World Cup: Indians look to plug holes against Sp...

Bogged down by two successive losses, an under-pressure Indian hockey team will be confronted by Spain’s livewire strikers when the two teams clash in their... 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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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 sufficient. Sameer Mitra, 46, weighed 93kg. Doctors had to... 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... 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 »

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

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

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Middle East

US-led air strikes hit Qaida branch in Syria: Monitor

BEIRUT: US-led coalition air strikes hit al-Qaida’s Syrian branch overnight, expanding the raids to jihadists outside the Islamic State group for only the second time, a monitoring group said... read more »

Israel beefs up security in East Jerusalem

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

Turkey facilitating transfer of Iraqi Kurdish fighters ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday that Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters to Kobani to aid Syrian... read more »

Islamic State: Syria rebels warn of backlash over US ai...

Syrian rebel fighters backed by the West have told the BBC that the US-led coalition faces a backlash in their country over its bombing campaign against... read more »

Saudi sentences iconic Shia cleric to death

DUBAI: A well-known Shia cleric was sentenced to death Wednesday by a court in Saudi Arabia, sparking fears of renewed unrest from his supporters in the... read more »

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Narendra Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah gets Home, Nirmala becomes first woman Finance Minister

Narendra Modi Cabinet: Amit Shah gets Home Minister, Nirmala beco...

BJP president Amit Shah is the new Union Home Minister and former Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman the fresh Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister. Former Home Minister Rajnath Singh takes over... read more »

Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi vs Smriti Iran...

NEW DELHI : Congress president Rahul Gandhi is fighting a tough battle in Amethi, his constituency in Uttar Pradesh since 2004. As early leads came... read more »

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2019 : Jaganmo...

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2019 LIVE Updates: YSRCP chief Jaganmohan Reddy is heading to a big victory in Andhra Pradesh over his arch rival and... read more »

Election results 2019: BJP makes gains; JD(S)-Congress ...

The JD(S)-Congress coalition seems to be doing badly with BJP making gains in early trends in counting of votes that commenced across the State at 8 a.m. Of... read more »

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... read more »

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North America

Detention procedures applicable to Indian diplomat D. Khobragade, US clarifies

Indian diplomat in New York arrested for visa fraud

Washington – One of India’s senior diplomats was arrested in New York Thursday for alleged visa fraud and exploitation of her domestic help leading to expression of “strong... read more »

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

Kerry revisits Israel to boost peace talks

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel Thursday for another visit to the region to salvage negotiations between Israel... read more »

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

Dallas – A former actress from Texas has pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg,... read more »

13 Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal site attack

13 Anonymous hackers plead guilty to PayPal site attack

London – Thirteen people have pleaded guilty to charges related to their involvement in the cyber-attack of PayPal’s website as part of the... read more »

Kerry shows optimism on Israel-Palestinian peace talks

Kerry shows optimism on Israel-Palestinian peace talks

Jerusalem – US Secretary of State John Kerry exhibited Friday optimism on the Mideast peace talks at the end of his trip to Israel, saying “Israel... read more »

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Politics

Elections 2019: AAP not to tie-up with Congress, declares candida...

The Aam Aadmi Party has announced the names of its candidates for six of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi. The announcement was made by Delhi AAP convenor Gopal Rai, who also said that the party... read more »

I know when and where the deal was made between AAP and Congress, says Gadkari

“Mungeri Lal Ke Haseen Sapne” Gadkari ...

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, whose recent comments were construed by the Congress as an attack on Prime Narendra Modi, on Friday reacted to the... read more »

Rabri Devi Says “His Memory Is Fading” to M...

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

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

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

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

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 are... 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 »

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Religion

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 defacement in houses of worship in less than... read more »

Absence of love, charity spawns selfishness, says Pope

Absence of love, charity spawns selfishness, says ...

Vatican City – Selfishness fills the “void” created by a lack of love and charity, Pope Francis said Wednesday during his general... read more »

Chhath begins as millions take a holy dip

Chhath begins as millions take a holy dip

Patna – Millions of devotees, particularly women, took a holy dip in rivers, ponds and other water bodies in Bihar Wednesday as the four-day Chhath... read more »

Digital version of Quran launched

Digital version of Quran launched

Mumbai – A Mumbai entrepreneur has introduced a multi-lingual digital version of the Quran for the benefit of Muslims and non-Muslims in the country. It... read more »

Samantha Cameron stuns in sari during Diwali celebratio...

Samantha Cameron stuns in sari during Diwali celebrations in London

London – David Cameron’s wife, Samantha wore a burgundy sari during a visit to a Hindu temple in north-west London to celebrate Diwali. The... read more »

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Chinese ink paintings exhibition opens in London

Chinese ink paintings exhibition opens in London

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

Auction of Sikh Empire's artifacts in Britain

Auction of Sikh Empire’s artifacts in Britai...

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

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How glass can help build super-fast computers

New research demonstrates how glass could be manipulated to create a material that would allow computers to transfer information using light. This may significantly increase computer processing... read more »

Synthetic biology key to space exploration

WASHINGTON: Synthetic biology may hold the key to manned space exploration of the Moon and Mars, say scientists. Researchers have found that... read more »

Uranus-like planet discovered 25,000 light years away

The first known exoplanet resembling Uranus in our own solar system has been detected orbiting a distant star 25,000 light years from earth, astronomers... read more »

Isro says India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is on targ...

Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) in Bangalore are preparing for a series of actions as the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) will reach... read more »

‘God particle’ could demolish the universe, :Hawking...

The elusive ‘God particle’ discovered by scientists in 2012 has the potential to destroy the universe, famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has... read more »

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Pakistan to try ex-president Musharraf for high treason

Pakistan to try ex-president Musharraf for high treason

Islamabad – A special court here is scheduled to begin Tuesday trial of Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf for abrogating the constitution. The trial is the first of a former... read more »

Bangladesh Navy to get two submarines soon

Bangladesh Navy to get two submarines soon

Dhaka – President Abdul Hamid has said the Bangladesh Navy will soon get two submarines in its flee. He said the addition would be part of the... read more »

19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return from India

19 jailed Bangladeshi fishermen return from India

Dhaka – Nineteen Bangladeshi fishermen have returned to their homeland after completing three-year jail-term in India for having illegally entered the... read more »

Afghan army defuses 65 bombs in Kandahar

Afghan army defuses 65 bombs in Kandahar

Kabul – The Afghan army specialists have recovered and defused 65 bombs in the country’s Kandahar province, the defence ministry said... read more »

Sri Lanka to evacuate its nationals from South Sudan

Sri Lanka to evacuate its nationals from South Sudan

Colombo – Sri Lanka has decided to evacuate some 75 migrant workers from South Sudan and said no new workers will be deployed in the politically... read more »

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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic set up Madrid Open semifinal

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 Friday. Djokovic, the defending champion, advanced when... read more »

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

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

Jeev to captain Asia in EurAsia Cup

Seasoned Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh will captain the Asian team against a Darren Clarke-led Europe in the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM in Kuala... read more »

South African cricket team arrives in India for Gandhi-...

New Delhi: A formidable South African cricket team arrived in India on Sunday for a two-and-a-half month long series to begin on October 2 with the first T20... read more »

Faf du Plessis expects to face an aggressive Team India

It won’t be wrong to say that the coming T20 series between India and South Africa will be the start of a tune-up for the two heavyweights in run-up to... read more »

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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 locals here love their street food, and 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... read more »

Hill stations near Delhi that are perfect for long week...

The Indian capital’s proximity to the Himalayas means that there are many hill stations near Delhi offering a much-needed escape from the bustling... read more »

Ramazan special—the best places to break bread

During the month of Ramazan, go on a culinary journey by binging on some rich and indulgent fare catering specifically to those who’re breaking bread.... read more »

Three reasons to visit Goa during the off-season

Goa has always been a much sought after holiday destination for its sun, sea and sand. However, the monsoon season in Goa has a different charm all together.... read more »

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Russian Meddling In US Election: Trump Lashes Out Ahead of Probe ...

President Donald Trump fired off a volley of tweets on sunday expressing frustration with the Russia Probe, that’s anticipated to yield the primary indictment and arrest on monday, and sought... read more »

US, South Korea, Japan Urge North Korea to Cease I...

Senior Defence officers from the US, South Korea and Japan held trilateral talks and advised North Korea to stroll faraway from its “damaging and... read more »

Japan To Propose Building Cross-Continent Infrastructur...

Geared toward countering the chinese language one belt one road initiative that india has objected to mentioning concerns over the initiative undermining... read more »

China: Xi Jinping Gets 2nd 5-Year Term as Communist Par...

Chinese President Xi jinping on wednesday unveiled the brand new lineup of the ruling communist birthday party maximum frame, whose members will rule along... read more »

Clinton Camp Helped Fund “Trump” Dossier Re...

Washington: Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the democratic countrywide committee helped fund political studies into president donald trump... read more »

5 Reasons To Pursue Data Analytics Training

90% of the data was created in the last couple of years alone. Moreover, as per a NASSCOM report, the FinTech market is growing at a CAGR of 22% and is expected to reach $73 billion by... read more »

Eight Simple Money Saving Hacks for Students

Attending college can offer you some of the best years of your life, whether you are planning to go to college for the first time and get the full experience by living on campus, or... read more »

An offbeat getaway to Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary

I considered myself to be quite well-informed when it came to geography but I was in for a surprise when one of my friends suggested that we spend our week long holiday at Yawal Wildlife... read more »

Supreme Court gives verdict on Ayodhya

Supreme Court gives verdict on Ayodhya

Ayodhya Verdict: The disputed land will be given to a government-run trust for the building a temple and Muslims will be given a five-acre “suitable” plot in Ayodhya, a... read more »

Supreme Court to pronounce verdict in Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid...

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Saturday its verdict in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya. The apex court is likely to... read more »