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Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s “Tiger Zinda Hai” Has Alre...

Ever because the sequel to the 2012 undercover agent mystery Ek Tha Tiger changed into announced, lovers have now not been able to hold calm. the Trailer of tiger zinda hai hit the net on tuesday, november 7, and the Salman khan and katrina kaif film obtained a thumbs up from the target audience.... read more »

Trump Praises “Highly Respected” Xi?

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 Jinping as “Enormously Reputable” on Friday as he left Beijing for Vietnam, finishing a visit which... read more »

GST Council Meeting: State Finance Minis...

GST Council Meeting: State Finance Ministers Want Lesser Items In 28% Tax S...

Nation Finance Ministers emphasized on the need to have quarterly returns, lesser gadgets in 28 consistent with cent tax slab and a simplified composition scheme earlier than the begin of the 23rd GST council assembly on friday in guwahati. ministers additionally said that that is the proper time... read more »

Delhi Odd-Even Round-3: 1.3 MN Cars To G...

Delhi Odd-Even Round-3: 1.3 MN Cars To Go Off Roads, & Top 10 Developme...

It is time for round three of the peculiar-even road-area rationing scheme first introduced in ultimate 12 months by using the aam aadmi birthday celebration (AAP) -Led Delhi authorities, as delhiites choke on poisonous air. the atypical-even plan might be in place for 5 days beginning monday,... read more »

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Desmond Tutu to attend Mandela's funeral

Desmond Tutu to attend Mandela’s funeral

London – South Africa’s Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu will attend the funeral of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela Sunday. “Tutu will be travelling to Qunu early... read more »

Ex-army chief to testify in Mubarak retrial

Ex-army chief to testify in Mubarak retrial

Cairo – Egypt’s former army chief and defence minister Hussein Tantawi appeared in Cairo Criminal Court Saturday ! for testimony in the... read more »

Mandela makes final journey home

Mandela makes final journey home

 On a final journey to his home village where he had wanted to spend his final days, the remains of Nelson Mandela were honored amid pomp and ceremony on... read more »

10 killed in Central African Republic violence

10 killed in Central African Republic violence

Younde (Cameroon) –  At least 10 people were killed in fresh violence which broke out Thursday in Bangui, capital city of the Central African Republic,... read more »

Mandela’s statue to be erected at Presidency

Mandela's statue to be erected at Presidency

Johannesburg – A statue of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, who passed away last week at his residence at the age of 95, will be erected at the... read more »

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After robberies, J&K bank stops cash transactions in 40 branc...

A customer can do transactions using cheques at these branches, and do cash transactions in nearest safe branches.   The Jammu & Kashmir Bank has stopped cash transactions in at least 40... read more »

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PM Modi Has Proved He Can Win Despite Tough Decisi...

The BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh is proof that tough decisions can be taken in politics without fear of a backlash in elections, Union... read more »

Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat Credits Party ...

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Mr Kamat romped home after defeating Bharatiya Janata Party candidateSharmad Pai Raiturkar by 4,900 votes. read more »

PM Modi Most Popular Leader Since Independence: Amit Sh...

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BJP chief Amit Shah arrived at the BJP’s headquarters in Delhi on Saturday afternoon to a big welcome from hundreds of party workers singing and dancing... read more »

Mayawati No 3, Alleges Rigging In What BJP Pegs As R...

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As the BJP headed for a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, former Chief Minister Mayawati blamed it on largescale rigging and threatened to complain to the... read more »

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Yemen thrown into turmoil as its president resigns

SANAA: Yemeni leader Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi has offered to resign following a standoff with a powerful Shiite militia in control of the capital, throwing his country deeper into political turmoil. In... read more »

China mulls 7,000 km bullet train to connect Beiji...

China is planning to build a 7,000 km-long high-speed railway line, costing $250 billion, between Moscow and Beijing through Central Asia to provide... read more »

ISIS executing ‘educated women’ in new wave...

GENEVA: The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially... read more »

Pakistan troops fire at three border posts

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire

Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on the international border here Wednesday. “Pakistan Rangers started firing at three BSF outposts in Arnia... read more »

Sri Lanka: Police raids Mahinda Rajapaksa’s country hom...

Colombo – Embattled former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s country home in the southern province has been raided by police who were looking... read more »

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Idea gets shareholders nod to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore

Idea Cellular said its shareholders have approved to raise up to Rs 10,000 crore through issue of non-convertible securities on private placement basis in one or more tranches The company, which... read more »

Uber a good brand, but its products not tuned to I...

While Uber is a good brand with good products, competitor Ola’s Co-Founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal feels it trails in India because its... read more »

Antrix told to pay Devas $672 million

The International Court of Arbitration upheld the Deutsche Telekom-funded Devas’s argument that the cancellation of the deal six years after an agreement in... read more »

Global stocks touch two-year low

In Dublin, the ISEQ index of Irish shares was down a hefty 2.68pc to 6055.96. That rout meant only a hand full of names escaped the general slide lower... read more »

India Up 16 Places to 55th on Global Competitiveness In...

Geneva: In a big jump, India has moved up 16 positions to rank 55th on a global index of the world’s most competitive economies, where Switzerland... read more »

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China's economy to be 'smooth and stable' in 2014: PM

China’s economy to be ‘smooth and stable’ in 20...

Beijing – China’s economy will be on a steady path in 2014, Premier Li Keqiang has said. During a trip to Tianjin, Keqiang said that China has the conditions in place to maintain the... read more »

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

China to strengthen supervision of officials’...

Beijing – China has ordered strict enforcement of a regulation that requires officials to report their assets and their family members’... read more »

China formally allows more couples to have second child

China formally allows more couples to have second child

Beijing – China’s top legislature Saturday made a resolution to allow couples to have two children if either parent is an only child. The Standing... read more »

Beijing may relax birth policy in 2014

Beijing may relax birth policy in 2014

Beijing – Beijing has started to examine a draft to relax the more than 30-year-old one-child policy, authorities said Friday. The standing committee of... read more »

China adds destroyer to its East China Sea fleet

China adds destroyer to its East China Sea fleet

Beijing – A destroyer was commissioned for the East China Sea fleet of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Thursday, Xinhua reported. The... read more »

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Can Suresh Raina do a ‘Yuvraj of 2011’? Dhoni answers

Yuvraj Singh’s 15 wickets in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was one of the major factors which contributed to Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifting the coveted trophy but the Indian captain says last... read more »

Meet the underdogs of this year’s World Cup

This year’s World Cup is not just about Virat Kohli’s smashing 107 against Pakistan or Chris Gayle’s record-breaking 215 against... read more »

New Zealand prepares for Gayle in World Cup quarterfina...

The undefeated New Zealand squad is preparing to take on Chris Gayle in the World Cup quarterfinals, regardless of any uncertainty over the fitness of the... read more »

No autographs during play: BCCI

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

Maxwell on how to stop Maxwell: Change the rules, put 1...

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

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On Iqbal's birth anniversary, his legacy remembered

On Iqbal’s birth anniversary, his legacy remembered

Aligarh – Celebrating the 136th birth anniversary of renowned poet and philosopher Allama Mohammed Iqbal, speakers at a function here demanded government recognition for him. The speakers also... read more »

It's time to 'Cook it up with Tarla Dalal' again

It’s time to ‘Cook it up with Tarla Da...

Mumbai – In a bid to pay a tribute to India’s first celebrity chef Tarla Dalal, who died here earlier this week following a cardiac... read more »

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Rupee down 15 paise against dollarRupee down 15 paise against dollar

Rupee down 15 paise against dollar

Extending its losses for the fourth straight day, the rupee fell by another 15 paise to 62.29 against the dollar in early trade on Friday on the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to... read more »

India will never compromise on food security: Anand Sharma

India will never compromise on food security: Anan...

New Delhi – After having successfully reached through consensus a trade agreement at the WTO meet, held in Indonesia, India will never... read more »

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Sensex trades flat during pre-noon session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equ! ities markets was trading flat at 80.51 points or 0.39 percent up during the pre-noon trade Tuesday. Good... read more »

RBI-reference rate for US dollar, euro

RBI-reference rate for US dollar, euro

 The Reserve Bank of India on Monday fixed the reference rate of rupee against U.S. dollar at 62.1024 and the euro at 85.4284 as against 62.1266 and 85.4135... read more »

Sensex closes 50 points down; oil and ! gas stocks down

Sensex closes 50 points down; oil and ! gas stocks down

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets ended Monday’s trade 50 points or 0.24 percent down, as inflation data dashed any hopes of... read more »

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Indian education needs greater thrust on skill and personality de...

AHMEDABAD: Indian teachers have voiced their opinions on the current state of India’s learning environment through ‘Pearson Voice of Teacher Survey 2014’. They feel that half of... read more »

High court seeks govt reply on plea claiming Delhi...

NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court sought a response from the city government on a law graduate’s plea alleging that some questions in... read more »

HSC, SSC re-exam from September 26

KOLHAPUR: The HSC and SSC examinations for students giving a second attempt will start in September and end in October, officials of the Maharashtra state... read more »

Special entrance exam to fill large number of vacant se...

In a breather to promoters of engineering colleges, a special joint entrance examination will be held on September 7 . According to Odisha Private Engineering... read more »

IIT-Bombay receives largest ever donation for research ...

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has received Rs 95 crore, the largest donation in its history, to set up a centre to develop... read more »

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Baahubali 2 box office collection day 16: SS Rajamouli film colle...

Baahubali 2 box office collection day 16: SS Rajamouli film collected Rs 1090 crore in Indian and Rs 240 crore in the overseas market. Baahuballi 2 has collected Rs 1330 crore worldwide in 16 days.... read more »

Twinkle Khanna’s Baahubali 2 Twitter blunder has a...

Twinkle Khanna’s take on Baahubali 2 and her favourite character Kattappa are quintessential funny. Twinkle Khanna just ended up watching... read more »

Baahubali Prabhas refused brand endorsements worth Rs 1...

SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ has created new mammoth records and broken several ones to be hailed as Indian... read more »

Sarkar 3 movie review: Despite Amitabh Bachchan trying ...

Sarkar 3 movie review: The best thing you can say about Amitabh Bachchan and Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3 is that it is not as ghastly as Ram Gopal Varma... read more »

Vivek Oberoi donates 25 flats to families of CRPF marty...

Vivek’s organistation has written a letter to the CRPF fraternity announcing the flats to the kin of the martyrs who laid their lives for the nation in... read more »

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Same sex weddings expected in Britain next year

Same sex weddings expected in Britain next year

London – The first same sex weddings in Britain are expected to hap! pen from March 29 next year, Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller said Tuesday. The British parliament approved the... read more »

Police clash with protesters in Ukrainian capital

Police clash with protesters in Ukrainian capital

Security forces clashed with protesters as they began tearing down opposition barricades and tents set up in the centre of the Ukrainian capital... read more »

Jailed Pussy Riot members might be pardoned under new K...

Jailed Pussy Riot members might be pardoned under new Kremlin amnesty bill

London – The jailed members of the Pussy Riot band could be released under a Kremlin amnesty. The Kremlin-friendly daily Izvestia said the amnesty bill... read more »

Costa Concordia Captain abandoned ship leaving almost 3...

Costa Concordia Captain abandoned ship leaving almost 300 people on board

Washington – An Italian court has heard that a coastguard official aboard the doomed cruise liner Costa Concordia had told its captain, Francesco... read more »

Putin creates ‘Ministry of Truth’ news agency to contro...

Putin creates ‘Ministry of Truth’ news agency to control Russian media

Washington – Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a news agency in a move to further strengthen Kremlin control over the... read more »

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China slams Japan for slandering its air defence zone in international forum

‘Air-defence zone not to affect freedom of overflights̵...

Beijing – China Wednesday said its Air Defence Identification Zone over the East China Sea is not a “no-fly zone” and will not affect the “freedom of overflights”. In a... read more »

Thailand protesters storm army headquarters

Thailand protesters storm army headquarters

Protesters in Thailand stormed into the national Army headquarters on Friday, breaking into their latest high-profile target in a bid to topple... read more »

North Korea n-reactor may be in use again: IAEA

North Korea n-reactor may be in use again: IAEA

Vienna – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Thursday that it has evidence of suspicious activity coming from North Korea’s... read more »

S.Korea joins rash of nations strongly opposing China’s...

S.Korea joins rash of nations strongly opposing China’s new air-defense zone

Islamabad – South Korea has reportedly expressed dissent over China’s new air-defense identification zone over the East China Sea that has concerned... read more »

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra survives no-confidence vote...

Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra survives no-confidence vote,protests continue

Thailand’s embattled Prime Minister has easily survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. Lawmakers in Bangkok voted 297 to 134 Thursday against unseating... read more »

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Guwahati hosts Young Leaders Connect Conference

Guwahati hosts Young Leaders Connect Conference

Guwahati – In order to highlight rich prospects of development in the northeast and to discuss various issues concerning the region, young achievers gathered at a conference here recently. The... read more »

New book about Mandela unveiled in South Africa

New book about Mandela unveiled in South Africa

Johannesburg – A new book detailing the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela’s life was released here Tuesday. “His spirit is very,... read more »

Learning to fight the world in Kargil

Learning to fight the world in Kargil

By Azra Khatoon Kargil – Saida Banoo, a sixteen-year old Blue Belter, has been learning Taekwondo for the last five years. Nothing exceptional for a... read more »

Anna Hazare to observe indefinite fast for Lokpal Bill ...

Anna Hazare to observe indefinite fast for Lokpal Bill from Dec 10

Ralegan Siddhi (Maha) – Social activist Anna Hazare will launch indefinite hunger strike for a strong Lokpal Bill, at Yadavbaba temple here from... read more »

Taj Literature Festival in Agra from Dec 12

Taj Literature Festival in Agra from Dec 12

New Delhi – The second edition of the Taj Literature Fe! stival will be held in Agra Dec 12-14. The three-day extravaganza aims to reach out to the... read more »

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Recipe: Dahi Wada

A popular north Indian dish of lentil dumplings soaked in Yoghurt.Preparation time: 30 minutes + 3 hours soaking timeCooking time: 20 minutesServes: 4Recipe Ingredients:1 cup husked black gram... read more »

Recipe: Vanilla muffins

Vanilla flavoured muffinsPreparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutesMakes: 8Recipe Ingredients:80g Flour60g Powdered Sugar½ tbsp.... read more »

Recipe: Tiramisu

Ingredients Nine teaspoons instant espresso powder dissolved in one and a half cups of water (cooled) – 250 ml baileys – 400 grams Savoiardi... read more »

Know the varieties of tea

The varieties of tea now available in the market have shot up like never before. Whether you go to a supermarket to buy tea for your home or go to a... read more »

How about a sugar-free apricot shrikhand?

Sugar-free Apricot Shrikhand This is a combination of golden apricots and yoghurt generously garnished with pistachios. Ingredients: Golden apricots –... read more »

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Bayern Munich chairman: Club will never fire Guardiola

Bayern Munich’s chairman is giving coach Pep Guardiola a ringing endorsement as he prepares for his second season in charge, saying that the club will never fire him. Chairman Karl-Heinz... read more »

Ronaldo, Messi, Ribery shortlisted for Ballon d'Or

Messi considered move to Arsenal

A leading Spanish website has claimed that Lionel Messi was interested in a transfer to English Premier League club Arsenal before the Argentine... read more »

Dunga hired as Brazil football coach

Brazil has hired Dunga as the coach of the national football team, returning to a job he held four years ago. The 50-year—-ld Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe... read more »

Steven Gerrard retires from international football

England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football on Monday to focus on playing for Liverpool. The 34—year—old... read more »

Former Brazil defender Andre Santos attacked by fan

Arsenal fans will not have fond memories of Andre Santos, but all will be disappointed to learn of the treatment meted out to the defender in Brazil. Now... read more »

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Gold & Metals

Gold struggles on stronger economic data, higher equities

Gold steadied on Monday but failed to make any recovery from three straight days of losses as stronger global economic data and higher equities curbed the metal’s safe-haven appeal. Asian... read more »

Gold moves up by 0.55 pct on global cues

Tracking a firming global trend, gold prices rose 0.55 per cent to Rs 27,119 per ten gram in futures trade today as speculators enlarged... read more »

Gold falls 0.23% on weak global cuesGold falls 0.23% on...

NEW DELHI: Gold futures fell 0.23 per cent to Rs 26,897 per 10 grams on Friday as speculators locked in gains amid a weak global trend. At the Multi Commodity... read more »

Gold rises in futures trade on global cues

NEW DELHI, OCT 8:   Gold prices rose 0.27 per cent to Rs 27,020 per 10 grams in futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions after the... read more »

Gold tumbles, dips to over 3-month low on global cues

Gold prices tumbled by Rs. 440 to hit over three-month low of Rs. 27,010 per ten gram in the national capital today on heavy selling by stockists, triggered... read more »

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Health & Fitness

The secret to a long life? 80% of men could avoid a heart attack ...

  Not smoking, taking exercise and drinking in moderation key to reducing risk Healthy diet and having a waist measuring below 37 inches also crucial Giving up each individual bad habit lowers... read more »

Tips to survive festive cravings

Even the most strong-willed and health-conscious will give in to temptation. Moreover, it’s no fun to always say `no’. The best way to... read more »

Give your health a boost with artichokes

Experts say that artichokes are high in antioxidants — more so than most vegetables. Antioxidants neutralise and remove free radicals from your bloodstream,... read more »

Have you done troga yet?

The first time you might have heard of Troga was in a sitcom, where one character, Mitch, asks the other character Claire who’s on a treadmill,... read more »

Overcome your iron deficiency with these foods

Experts say that millions of women around the world suffer from iron deficiency, more popularly known as anaemia. This nutritional insufficiency is known to... read more »

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Hero Hockey World League Final

Hockey World League: Another day, another loss

In the two days of the Hero Hockey World League, crowds have been woefully thin, with coaches and players making little attempt to disguise their disappointment about the lack of spectators. The... read more »

Hero Hockey World League Final

Hero Hockey World League Final

India dished out a pathetic performance to go down 0-2 to higher-ranked England and start their campaign on a losing note at the Hero Hockey World... read more »

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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 bids amid political uncertainty in Greece... 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... 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 »

PRECIOUS-Gold rises 2 pct as year-end jitters knock sto...

Gold rose 2 percent on Tuesday, while silver jumped more than 4 percent as the dollar weakened and stock markets slid, with concerns over tension between... read more »

Gold futures rise to Rs. 26,812 per 10 gm

Gold prices rose 0.86 per cent to Rs. 26,812 per 10 grams at the futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions, taking positive cues from the... read more »

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Foodies beware! Junk food could make you ‘depressed’

If you love gorging on fast food, chances are that you might end up being depressed, claims a new study. San Diego State University researchers analysed almost 5000 individuals’ trans fats... read more »

Working moms readily accepted now

Societal acceptance of working mothers is now a given and is at an all-time high, says a new study. Researchers analysed data from nearly 600,000... read more »

Say no to vitamin B12 to keep pimples at bay

Tired of pimples on your skin? A new research claims that staying away from vitamin B12 will keep off painful acne. According to the new UCLA research, the... read more »

Donna Karan resigns from her fashion house as chief exe...

Renowned American designer Donna Karan has withdrawn her name as a chief executive from her company Donna Karan International (DKI). Donna Karan New York... read more »

How exercise can keep your brain `young` while you age

In a new study, researchers have shown that endurance exercise may help prevent cognitive decline, keeping your brain working fully as you age. University of... read more »

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Gaza official: Israel Navy arrests Gaza fishermen

An official in the Gaza Strip says the Israeli Navy has arrested four Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat in one of the first instances of friction between the sides since the Gaza war ended... read more »

Egypt ex-President Morsi charged over Qatar files ...

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is being charged with handing over national security documents to Qatar, the state prosecutor... read more »

50 days of war leave Israelis and Palestinians only mor...

JERUSALEM: Only time will tell whether Israel will maintain the quiet it so desperately sought during 50 days of war with Palestinian militants in the Gaza... read more »

IS struggling to control its new-found oil riches: Expe...

DUBAI: Though the dreaded Islamic State is earning over $3 million daily by producing about 80,000 barrels of oil in Iraq and Syria, experts say the group is... read more »

The rise of ISIS: Group of 10,000 fighters now controls...

ISIS now controls territory the size of the UK, is making £600,000 a day from selling oil and ransoming hostages and has a fighting force of 10,000... read more »

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Five restrictions imposed on VK Sasikala during parole.

Imprisoned AIADMK leader Sasikala Natarajan who was convicted earlier this year by the Supreme Court in a disproportionate assets case, was granted five-day parole by Karnataka jail authorities on... read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bengaluru, Hyderabad bear the brunt of heavy October do...

The monsoon has caused much havoc in parts of southern India even at the fag end of the season. The regions which bore the brunt this time were the cities of... read more »

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US condemns shelling of Russian embassy in Damascus

US condemns shelling of Russian embassy in Damascus

Washington – The Obama administration has denounced the shelling of the Russian embassy Thursday in the Syrian capital of Damascus, calling for all perpetrators to be held... read more »

Syrian chemical weapons disposal plan to be released next week: UN

U.S. plans to destroy Syrian chemical weapons at s...

Washington – The United States is planning to destroy some of Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a... read more »

NSA snooped on porn habits of Islamist radicals to disc...

NSA snooped on porn habits of Islamist radicals to discredit them: Report

Washington – The documents revealed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have reportedly indicated that the US’ spy agency allegedly spied on the porn... read more »

Obama calls Saudi king over Iran: White House

Obama calls Saudi king over Iran: White House

Washington – US President Barack Obama Wednesday called King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia to discuss the negotiations over Iranian... read more »

CIA recruited Guantanamo Bay suspects to spy on al-Qa’i...

CIA recruited Guantanamo Bay suspects to spy on al-Qa’ida leaders post 9/11

London – The CIA turned some terror suspects, who were rounded up and delivered to the Guantanamo Bay military prison Cuba in the wake of the 9/11... read more »

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Planning Commission’s end will spur privatization: CPI-M

New Delhi: The government decision to replace the Planning Commission with NITI Aayog is a regressive step that will only push India towards a market-driven economy, the CPI-M said Friday. And... read more »

Graft probes: After NCP, CM Fadnavis goes after Co...

After granting the go-ahead to probe graft charges against senior NCP leaders, the BJP-led government in Maharashtra is now focussing on allegations... read more »

Court Relief for AAP’s Somnath Bharti in Controve...

A court in Delhi has set aside an order holding controversial former minister Somnath Bharti of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) guilty of racial prejudice because... read more »

BJP lacks leadership in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Mr. Kejriwal skips defamation case, court allows exemption plea

AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on hit back at the BJP over lack of leadership and agenda in Delhi and said people are rejecting its ‘bhagoda’... read more »

Congress to launch massive training of party workers in...

GUWAHATI: Congress is taking leaf out of BJP’s successful experiment, the grand old party has devised training module for its leaders and party workers... read more »

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Finding life beyond Earth is within reach: NASA

NASA expects to find the first traces of alien life within the next 20 years. Experts from NASA and its partner institutions have outlined a road-map to the search for life in the universe, an... read more »

Some shark species may adapt to climate change: st...

Some shark species may be able to cope with the rising temperature and the subsequent decrease of water salinity, a new study has found. The study... read more »

HTC Desire 616, One (E8) smartphones launches in India...

New Delhi: Buoyed by strong growth in sales in the country, Taiwanese handset maker HTC today said it aims to capture 15 per cent share of the multi-billion... read more »

This device may ‘kill’ computer mouse

WASHINGTON: A thimble-like device that sits at the end of your finger and allows you to interact with the virtual world in three dimensions may render the... read more »

How to Teach Humans to Remember Really Complex Password...

If passwords are considered the bane of the data security industry, it’s partly because humans are awful at choosing them: By some counts, we still pick... read more »

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India, Pakistan, Afghanistan can only be friends: Sharif

India, Pakistan, Afghanistan can only be friends: Sharif

Islamabad – Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday said India, Afghanistan and Pakistan have no other option but to become good friends. In an interview to a Turkish media house, Sharif... read more »

Musharraf seeks forgiveness, says will not flee country

Musharraf seeks forgiveness, says will not flee co...

Islamabad – Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf has sought “forgiveness” for any wrongs he may have committed during his... read more »

Setting up special court to try Musharraf challenged

Setting up special court to try Musharraf challenged

Islamabad – An appeal was submitted Tuesday in the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan against the formation of a special court to try former president... read more »

Shahbaz visit must revive India-Pakistan peace: daily

Shahbaz visit must revive India-Pakistan peace: daily

Islamabad – The visit of Shahbaz Sharif, the chief minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province, t! o Indian Punjab earlier this month will be... read more »

Want to travel? Go to government, Musharraf told

General Pervez Musharraf can be arrested in Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC.) trial, say experts

Islamabad – Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf was Monday advised by the Sindh High Court to approach the government if he desired permission 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 »

Traffic cops challan Sania Mirza

HYDERABAD : Tennis player Sania Mirza has been challaned by the Hyderabad Traffic Police for “improper” display of registration number on her car. The... read more »

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Mihir Garh: the most extraordinary hotel in the world

A testament to the architectural traditions of Rajasthan, the Mihir Garh Fort hotel was built over a period of two years. Over 150 local craftsmen worked on the hotel’s construction before it... read more »

Google Has A Grand Plan To Dominate The Travel Ind...

Recent partnerships by Google with hotel chains have raised concern among others in the travel industry that the search giant is trying to grab more... read more »

Russian Travel Operators Say Tourism Affected By Ukrain...

Moscow’s interference in Ukraine has caused a sharp drop in foreign tourism to Russia, with scores of travel cancellations for political and security... read more »

Visa-free travel to Japan could boost tourism

Manila / Philippines – Visa-free travel could do wonders for Japan’s tourism, the Philippine envoy to the Land of the Rising Sun said... read more »

Travel woes: when your luggage doesn’t arrive

Returning from a recent leisure trip to Miami, Jerry Jorgensen landed in Detroit only to face one of the biggest frustrations of air travel: His bag was... read more »

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Japanese reporter died after 159 hours of overtime.

TOKYO: Japan’s public broadcaster has vowed to reform its working practices as it revealed that a young reporter died of heart failure after logging 159 hours of overtime in a month. NHK... read more »

Sir Edward Heath ‘would have been questioned...

Sir Edward Heath would have been questioned over sex abuse claims if he was alive when they came to light, police have said. Wiltshire Police... read more »

Tillerson’s News Conference Only Highlights Strains Wit...

WASHINGTON — Long-simmering tension within President Trump’s national security team spilled into public view on Wednesday as Secretary of State Rex W.... read more »

Saudi’s Falih says oil agreements with Russia hel...

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Agreements reached between Russia and Saudi Arabia on global oil supply have helped oil markets to stabilize, Saudi Energy Minister... read more »

GOP Rep. Tim Murphy won’t seek reelection after reports...

Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an opponent of abortion, will not be seeking reelection at the end of his current term, ending speculation about his future a day... read more »

GST Council Meet Begins Today: 4 Things Modi Must Do To Solve Traders’ Problems?

The GST council assembly is prepared to start today in assam’s Capital Guwahati, while investors and businessmen alike will hope get a few respite because the government appears to... read more »

India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI Stats: Virat Kohli’s Extraordinary Numbers, India Maintain Pe...

India persevered their unbeaten run in bilateral odi series as they received their 7th successive collection on sunday. in a 3-suit collection against new zealand, india received the... read more »

‘Golmaal Again’ Box-Office Collection Day 10: Rohit Shetty Helmed Film Rakes i...

There is no preventing the Rohit Shetty helmed multi-starrer flick which is also the fourth instalment of the hit ‘Golmaal’ Franchise, titled ‘Golmaal Once... read more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Visits Cosmetics Firm With Wife?

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 to the newly-renovated... read more »

Heavy Rains Lash Chennai, Showers To Continue For 4-5 Days?

After hot days and water scarcity, chennai finally received Rain. the a whole lot-awaited monsoon, which turned into predicted for weeks now, arrived in chennai on monday. The tamil nadu weatherman... read more »