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Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi vs S...

Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi vs Smriti Irani: See-Saw Battle In Amet...

NEW DELHI : Congress president Rahul Gandhi is fighting a tough battle in Amethi, his constituency in Uttar Pradesh since 2004. As early leads came in, Rahul Gandhi was behind the BJP’s Smriti Irani but he caught up later. Rahul Gandhi is also contesting from Wayanad in Kerala, where he has... read more »

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results...

Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results 2019 : Jaganmohan Reddy Decimates ...

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 incumbent chief minister, Telugu Desam Party chief Chandrababu Naidu as his party has taken in 146 seats, while the TDP is ahead on 27... read more »

Election results 2019: BJP makes gains; ...

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

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 the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies, the saffron party is leading in more than 20 seats. Some of the senior coalition leaders, including former... read more »

Donald Trump Denies US Plans to Send Tro...

Donald Trump Denies US Plans to Send Troops to Iran

Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed as fake news a report that top US national security officials reviewed a plan to deploy 120,000 troops to West Asia if Iran attacked American forces, but vowed that if he was forced to make that choice, he would send “a hell of a lot more troops”. The plan,... 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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Pakistan an irreplaceable, all-weather friend: China

BEIJING: China said on Monday that Pakistan was its irreplaceable and all-weather friend and both the countries were part of the community of shared destiny. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel... read more »

World leaders head to Saudi to meet new King Salma...

RIYADH: Dignitaries and leaders from around the world were to arrive in Saudi Arabia Saturday to offer their condolences to its new King Salman, a... read more »

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... read more »

China mulls 7,000 km bullet train to connect Beijing an...

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 a fast... 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 »

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RBI outlines broad plans on $150 billion bank bad loan resolution

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outlined the broad contours of a plan to resolve the $150 billion bad debt problem plaguing the country’s banks Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) outlined on... read more »

GST: Govt dictating prices goes against free-marke...

In an interview  on Monday, revenue secretary, Hasmukh Adhia, gave out an explicit warning to companies planning to increase prices on products... read more »

Tips to Reduce Your Factory & Warehouse Insurance ...

While it is a necessity to buy a comprehensive insurance policy to insure your factory & warehouse, there are various pragmatic ways through which a... read more »

Heavy Bikes, Luxury Yachts, Private Jets to Attract 31 ...

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Srinagar: Motorcycles of more than 350 cc engine capacity will attract a total of 31 percent tax under the GST regime, same as the tax incidence on private... read more »

SBI’s bad loans didn’t affect it much. Here’s the proof...

State Bank of India reported its highest profit in six quarters on lower provisions for bad loans last quarter, but investors were wary about the outlook for... 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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Rohit Sharma is third cricketer to score ODI double century

India, Pakistan may play bilateral series in December

KOLKATA: India and Pakistan are set to resume bilateral cricketing ties in December, Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit confirmed on Tuesday. While India and Pakistan have played in... read more »

ICC Cricket World Cup: South Africa crush listless...

Leg-spinner Tahir (4-26) looked like a man possessed while Duminy (3-29) bagged the second hat-trick of this edition — after England’s... read more »

World Cup 2015: Wind will play a huge role at MCG

MELBOURNE: The Indian team was scheduled to arrive at 2 pm for practice at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but delayed its arrival by more than an hour. By 3.30,... read more »

Can Suresh Raina do a ‘Yuvraj of 2011’? Dho...

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... 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 Zimbabwe.... 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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Sensex, Nifty surge most in 7 weeks on RBI hopes; rupee gains 0.6%

Sensex gains 173 points during pre-noon trade

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets gained 173.01 points or 0.84 percent during the pre-noon trade Friday. The rally was led by IT, oil and gas, auto and banking index... read more »

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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... read more »

India will never compromise on food security: Anand Sha...

India will never compromise on food security: Anand Sharma

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

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IIM-A Insight ready with new vision

AHMEDABAD: Insight, the marketing conclave of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, will begin on Saturday on the institute’s campus. Over the past 26 years, Insight has successfully... read more »

IIM likely to be established in Gaya

GAYA: Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech proposed the establishment of Indian Institute of Management in Bihar. The Union govt... read more »

India is second largest & fastest growing source of...

NEW DELHI: Representing 12% of the international student population in the country, New Zealand is turning out to be an emerging attraction for Indian... read more »

Indian education needs greater thrust on skill and pers...

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

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

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

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Raabta: Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon’s candid pictu...

As the clock strikes down to the release of ‘Raabta’, the film’s lead stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon have been out and about, promoting the Dinesh Vijan-directed movie. The duo... read more »

Lisa Haydon blessed with baby boy, names him Zack....

Lisa Haydon gave birth to a baby boy on May 17. The new mother shared the news on her social media account. It’s a boy for Lisa Haydon. After... read more »

Half Girlfriend box office collection day 1: Arjun Kapo...

Half Girlfriend starring had Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor started on a good note on the first day. The film collected Rs 10.27 crore on the first day.... read more »

Happy Birthday Jr NTR: Five films that redefined Jr NTR...

Happy Birthday Jr NTR: Jr NTR had to struggle a lot before he could find his feet in the industry as a lead actor. Jr NTR turned 34 on Saturday and chose to... read more »

SS Rajamouli ‘strongly considering’ Baahubali 3, set to...

As per reports, Karan Johar had an intense meeting with Baahubali director SS Rajamouli about officially launching Prabhas in the Hindi film industry. “Acha... 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 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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Aqua aerobics and water sports

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

6 ways sitting is killing you

That office chair, couch, cushion or bean bag isn’t the real culprit. It’s your lazy habit of parking yourself in a spot that is... read more »

Drink your way to great skin

– While carrots are good for the eyes, carrot juice is said to be great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, known to avert the occurrence of... read more »

Super benefits of ginger you did not know

Ginger is one condiment which not just spices up your food and gives it the punch; it also comes with a lot of health and beauty benefits. Here are some of... read more »

Simple exercises to reduce eye strain

Do you find yourself squinting your eyes and rubbing them in irritation often? Owing to the exposure of the computer screens and mobile phones in our daily... 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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Swiss gold exports to India cross Rs 1.2 lakh crore

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 into the Indian shores. The value of precious metal... read more »

Gold And Silver : 2014

Gold Prices Fall as Traders Lock In Gains

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

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... read more »

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Couple married for 75 years dies hand-in-hand

An American couple, who had been married for 75 years fulfilled their final wish to die in each other’s arms after they passed away holding hands, within hours of each other. Jeannette and... read more »

How to beat the heat in summer

Are you finding it tough to tackle the scorching heat? Lets take a look at simple tips from experts on staying cool during summer. Closing windows... read more »

Kansai Nerolac Paints ties up with Flipkart for festive...

Kansai Nerolac PaintsBSE 4.48 % today said it has entered into a strategic marketing tie-up with leading e-tailer Flipkart ahead of festive season. The... read more »

Your diabetes med could help you shed kilos

Diabetic and want to lose weight? Now you can do both with help of a single medicine, as a new study has shown that Liraglutide, an injectable diabetes drug,... read more »

Conjunctivitis, if left untreated, can cause sight thre...

Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is the most common eye problem that affects people of all age groups. It is also one of the most common eye infections in... read more »

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Life under ISIS: Captured teenage girl tells story of horrendous ...

A Yazidi girl captured by ISIS has revealed the extreme abuse she suffers as a sex slave at the hands of Islamic State (IS) extremists. Only 17 years old, Mayat, (not her real name) was kidnapped by... read more »

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... read more »

Egypt ex-President Morsi charged over Qatar files leak

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

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Stressed Out? Try These Ayurvedic Medicines

Ayurveda is the oldest forms of medicine in the world that originated in India around 5,000 years ago. It is a traditional holistic medical system that focuses on improving the wellness of an... read more »

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

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... read more »

Delhi HC set aside ECI Order disqualifying 20 AAP MLAs

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

Who Can Defeat Narendra Modi In 2019 Elections? Arvind ...

Political pundits regularly say that Pm Narendra Modi will haven’t any sturdy rival in 2019 elections. at the same time as there are many leaders within... read more »

Cabinet Clears Setting Up Of Panel To Ensure Consumers ...

The Union Cabinet on thursday authorised setting up of a country wide anti-profiteering authority under the gst, because it seeks to ensure that clients get... 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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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar asks health department to list priority a...

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has sought inputs from the health department on identifying priority areas so as to improve medical facilities in the state. “The chief minister has... read more »

Marathwada droughts: Sinking wells and rising debt...

Parth MN is travelling across Maharashtra’s Marathwada province on a People’s Archive of Rural India fellowship to chronicle agrarian... read more »

Samajwadi Party splits:Shocking announcement of Shivpal...

NEW DELHI: After months of infighting, compounded by a crushing electoral defeat in UP, the Samajwadi Party (SP) today split, as Shivpal Yadav announced the... read more »

national executive members of Mahila Congress interact ...

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will interact with the national executive members of the All India Mahila Congress on Thursday. Rahul ji is in-charge of... read more »

Amit Shah blows poll bugle in Bengal, says trained work...

Cabinet approves inquiry into Gujarat snooping

BJP national president Amit Shah today said the party’s trained workforce will win the 2016 assembly polls in West Bengal and its road to victory in the... read more »

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Indian scientists craft portable diagnostic kit for sickle cell a...

Kolkata: In a significant step towards improving the treatment of sickle cell anemia (SCA), scientists in India are developing a portable and affordable diagnostic kit, a lab-on-a-chip, that could... read more »

India’s Mars orbiter completes about 80 perc...

Chennai: Inching closer to the red planet, India’s ambitious Mars orbiter spacecraft has covered more than 540 million kilometres, about 80... read more »

Astronaut Hartsfield dies at 80

Hartsfield flew on three shuttle missions including as commander of the Discovery’s maiden flight, NASA space agency said on Saturday. He died after a... read more »

India not investing properly in science

The report titled “Whither Science Education in Indian Colleges?” said that the lack of proper investment has affected the research sector in... read more »

Xiaomi launches Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Ind...

he Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi with its top of the line handsets Mi3, Redmi 1S, Redmi Note, may kill Indian smartphones The leading Chinese smartphone... 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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Virat Kohli claims top rank in ICC T20I rankings

There was some more good news in the offing for India’s Test captain Virat Kohli as he was declared the No 1 ranked batsmen in T20 Internationals according to ICC’s latest rankings. According to... read more »

Former Pakistan cricketer Arshad Khan driving Uber...

NEW DELHI: How would you picture the life of a former international cricketer? Probably nurturing the upcoming generation of cricketers,... read more »

Captain’s knock: Kohli shows maturity in Sri Lank...

India, pleased as they must be at the series win, should still feel a bit disappointed that the scoreline is 2-1 and not 3-0 in their favour. India lost the... read more »

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... read more »

BCCI looking to better it’s public image, says Anurag T...

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 richest board... read more »

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Top beaches in India

With one of the world’s longest coastline at its disposal, India has incredibly scenic beaches that offer everything from solitude and sunbathing to parties and adventure, here are the ones that... read more »

World’s best honeymoon destinations

World’s best honeymoon destinations For some, it’s Paris or Rome. For others it’s the exotic islands of Thailand. The possibilities for the... read more »

Malaysia’s most idyllic islands

Malaysia is known for its many exotic islands and their stunning beaches, tropical rainforests and diverse cultures. From the diving hotspot Sipadan to the... read more »

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... read more »

Google Has A Grand Plan To Dominate The Travel Industry

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 »

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The Head of the U.N. Nuclear Business Enterprise Discusses Iran, ...

As the Sector’s nuclear watchdog, the global atomic energy enterprise is responsible for ensuring nuclear power is used for peaceful purposes. that has not often been smooth. Hooked up as an... read more »

donald trump to unveil new responses to iranian (a...

Us President Donald Trump will announce new U.S. responses to Iran’s missile checks, aid for “Terrorism” and cyber operations as part of his... read more »

North Korea may Additionally take a look at Longer-Rang...

Moscow: North Korea is planning to check a Missile that its officials stated could be able to accomplishing the united states west coast, in step with Russian... read more »

China rejects us complaint of 1 belt one street passing...

Claiming un Support for its Controversial one Belt one street (obor) Initiative, China these days Rejected us Grievance Pronouncing the Undertaking has no... read more »

Nobel peace prize goes to anti-nuclear campaign in rebu...

An influential anti-nuclear campaign group has won the 2017 Nobel peace prize, in a decision that underlines the mounting danger of nuclear conflict amid... read more »

Law school trashes apex court ruling on 377

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

The Supreme Court Friday sought the Election Commission’s response on a plea by Opposition leaders seeking counting of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips of 50 per cent of... read more »

Christian Terrorist Shoots Muslims in Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, 49 Dead

Christchurch: Several people were reported dead when a gunman opened fire at a crowded mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, during afternoon prayers on Friday. Localmedia... 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 then they should immediately... read more »

Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir Compares Dalai Lama to Masood Azhar

Pakistan`s senior journalist Hamid Mir on Wednesday stoked a stupid controversy when he compared Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar to Nobel laureate the Dalai Lama. After he put out a... read more »

First Indo-Pak Meet On Kartarpur held in cordial enviroment

The first meeting between India and Pakistan experts to discuss the modalities and draft agreement for facilitation of pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib was held today in a “cordial... read more »