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N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
N. Sitharaman is the first female financ...

N. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former Prime Minis...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday named Nirmala Sitharaman, previously the country`s defence minister, as the next finance minister – thus making her India’s female finance minister after 48 years. Sitharaman is the first female finance minister after former Prime Minister Indira... read more »

Baba Ramdev asks Opposition to practice 'Kapalbhati' to manage stress for next 15 years
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Baba Ramdev asks Opposition to practice ‘Kapalbhati’ to manage ...

On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an oath of office and secrecy in a grand ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan Thursday, yoga guru and Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev took a jibe at the opposition stating that they should practice ‘Kapalbhati’ for next 10-15 years in order to manage... read more »

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

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

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 Defence and former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will take care of External Affairs. The allocation... read more »

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 »

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Mandela’s funeral begins with military procession

Mandela memorial translator branded `fake`

Johannesburg – South African Translators’ Institute (Sati) has claimed that the African National Congress (ANC) was aware about the “dodgy” behavior of the sign language interpreter,... read more »

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for second day

South Africa mourns as Mandela lies in state for s...

Pretoria –  South Africans will get a second chance Thursday to pay their last respects to Nelson Mandela, a day after his distraught widow... read more »

Mandela’s body taken to presidential inauguration...

Mandela's body taken to presidential inauguration site

Pretoria – The body of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was Wednesday brought back to the Union Buildings here... read more »

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was ‘fakeR...

Nelson Mandela ceremony interpreter was 'fake'

The national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa says a man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial... read more »

Tears and tributes as Nelson Mandela lies in state

Tears and tributes as Nelson Mandela lies in state

Pretoria – Nelson Mandela’s tearful widow was among scores of family and dignitaries who stopped to pay their last respects before his open casket... read more »

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Punjab Poll Results: PM Modi Congratulates Amarinder Singh On Pol...

The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party combine received a major drubbing in these Assembly elections. read more »

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Assembly Election Result 2017: We Are Disappointed...

The AAP on Saturday said it was disappointed over losing the Punjab election but added that becoming the main opposition in the border state was... read more »

Uttarakhand Election Results 2017: Harish Rawat Loses B...

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The Congress was trounced in Uttarakhand by the BJP today, leading only in 13 of the state’s 70 seats at 1.30 pm. The BJP is leading in 58 seats at 3.15... read more »

Akhilesh Yadav’s Unforced Errors Will Impact His ...

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It turns out that Akhilesh Yadav’s big decisions in his attempt to stretch his political legs far from his father have backfired spectacularly. The... read more »

Will Mayor Of Lucknow Be Next UP Chief Minister? Up To ...

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Dinesh Sharma, the Mayor of Lucknow, says the mandate for him and other state leaders from Prime Minister Narendra Modi was simple – win a majority in... read more »

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Pakistan troops violate ceasefire

Pakistan troops fire at three border posts

Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on the international border here Wednesday. “Pakistan Rangers started firing at three BSF outposts in Arnia area today morning,” a senior police... read more »

Sri Lanka: Police raids Mahinda Rajapaksa’s countr...

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

1,000 lash sentence for Saudi blogger postponed

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday’s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after he... read more »

Pakistan Hangs Terrorist, 20th Execution Since Moratori...

LAHORE: Pakistan today hanged a terrorist of a banned anti-Shiite outfit in Lahore after a court upheld the death penalty awarded to him, taking the number of... read more »

Indian Among 22 Missing After Boat Sinks in China: Medi...

SHANGHAI: More than 20 people were missing today after a tugboat sank on a trial voyage on the Yangtze, China’s longest river, state media and... read more »

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

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 aircraft and luxury yachts. According to... read more »

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

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... read more »

Cognizant to hire more in US, optimise workforce

Chennai: US-headquartered Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS), which has over a third of its workforce in India, has said it will rationalise its cost... read more »

View: Indian diplomacy rises above the stratosphere

With imaginative use of India’s low-cost space capability, Prime Minister Narendra Mod has improved India’s none-too-smooth relations in the South Asian... read more »

NPA framework: Ordinance to empower RBI actually gives ...

The Presidential Ordinanceempowering the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to enforce expeditious resolution of non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks should hardly... read more »

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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 warship, Zhengzhou, belongs to the new... read more »

US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine

China flays Abe’s Yasukuni visit

Beijing – China Thursday condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni shrine, saying the gesture is “a... read more »

China sets five-year plan to check corruption

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

Beijing – The Communist Party of China (CPC) has vowed to fight corruption and maintain its “high-handed posture” in the next five... read more »

China exposes corrupt disciplinary officials

China to strengthen supervision of officials' assets reports

Beijing – The top disciplinary arm of the Communist Partyof China (CPC) Wednesday detailed four corruption cases involving disciplinary officials as... read more »

China launches communication satellite for Bolivia

China launches communication satellite for Bolivia

Beijing – China successfully sent a Bolivian communications satellite into orbit with its Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest Xichang Satellite... read more »

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New Zealand prepares for Gayle in World Cup quarterfinal

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 star West Indies batsman. Gayle missed 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... 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 »

Lalit Modi ousted from Rajasthan Cricket Association

In what appears to be a major shift in the Rajasthan Cricket Association(RCA), a no confidence motion was passed by the members against former Indian Premier... read more »

World Cup 2015: Sourav Ganguly pleasantly surprised by ...

HAMILTON: The surprise package in this World Cup has been the Indian bowling. Nobody gave this attack a chance going into the tournament, especially after the... read more »

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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 buying was observed in healthcare, auto and... 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... 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 »

Sensex trades flat during early session

Sensex trades flat during early session

Mumbai – A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat at 1.10 points or 0.01 percent down in the early morning trade Monday. Selling... read more »

Chidambaram calls for high level of probity in capital ...

Chidambaram calls for high level of probity in capital market

Mumbai – Pitching for high level of probity, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said Indian capital markets are facing many concerns including low... read more »

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

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 Judicial Service (DJS) Preliminary... 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... 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 »

University Grants Commission ‘allows’ IISc ...

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) is understood to have allowed IISc Bangalore to continue with the four-year undergraduate programme. Indian... 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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Britain’s SAS not involved in Diana’s death: Police

French cops open new inquiry in Princess Diana’s `murder plot`

London – Mere days after the Met Police announced that they had finished looking into Princess Diana’s supposed ‘murder plot’, French cops have declared a new inquiry in the allegations... read more »

Matteo Renzi elected Italian left's new leader

Matteo Renzi elected Italian left’s new lead...

Rome – Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi won a resounding victory in the race to lead Italy’s centre-left Democratic Party, part of the... read more »

Sweden partner in NSA snoop-op on Russia, documents rev...

Snowden denies wanting asylum in exchange for information

Wellington – Sweden has been reportedly collaborating with the US in spying on Russia, documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed. The... read more »

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child s...

Pope Francis sets up Vatican committee to fight child sex abuse

London – Pope Francis is setting up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church. The announcement was made by the... read more »

Berlusconi’s girlfriend appeals to Pope Francis to salv...

Berlusconi’s girlfriend appeals to Pope Francis to salvage his name

London – Silvio Berlusconi’s girlfriend has requested Pope Francis to grant her an audience so she can fight to clear the expelled senator’s... read more »

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Japan sets up new panel for national security

Japan sets up new panel for national security

Japan on Wednesday created a National Security Council, giving the prime minister’s office greater authority over security matters. The law approved by parliament would give Premier Shinzo Abe... read more »

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as street protests continue

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as stree...

Thailand’s main opposition party on Tuesday kicked off a censure debate on the performance of embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatara and... read more »

Anti-government protesters occupy Thai finance ministry

Thai opposition kicks off no-trust debate as street protests continue

BANGKOK – Thousands of anti-government protesters broke barricades and police lines on Monday to get inside the premises of the Finance Ministry in the... read more »

Volcano erupts to form new islet in Japan

Volcano erupts to form new islet in Japan

Tokyo – A volcano eruption has formed a new islet about 1,000 km south of Tokyo in the Ogasawara chain. The islet is about 200 meters in diameter and... read more »

Fukushima nuke disaster `warning to world`, Tepco head ...

Fukushima nuke disaster `warning to world`, Tepco head tells UK

London – The crippled Fukushima nuclear plant head has said that the catastrophic triple meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011 was... read more »

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Traditional festivals bring together people of the Northeast

Traditional festivals bring together people of the Northeast

Shillong/ Kohima – The northeast is home to a number of tribes, each with their unique festivals. Recently, in Nagaland and Meghalaya, people came together to celebrate harvest festivals with... read more »

IITF 2013 showcases rich traditions, culture of northeast

IITF 2013 showcases rich traditions, culture of no...

By Themthingchon YR New Delhi – The ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF) 2013 in New Delhi provides a global platform for craftsmen... read more »

“Six legged Soldiers”

If injected into the bloodstream Pederin is fatal

I have come across the most amazing book “Six legged Soldiers” by Jeffrey Lockwood. He talks about man’s use of insects as the earliest weapons. The... read more »

Why I am giving up Mandarin classes to learn Elephant

Why I am giving up Mandarin classes to learn Elephant

By Nury Vittachi Struggling to learn Man! darin? Unhappy with English? Why not learn a niche language, such as Elephant? Nirmala Topno did, and it made her a... read more »

Mohsin Hamid, Cyrus Mistry shortlisted for literature p...

Mohsin Hamid, Cyrus Mistry shortlisted for literature prize

New Delhi – Cyrus Mistry’s ‘Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer’, Mohsin Hamid’s ‘How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia’... read more »

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5 foods that make you smarter

Oily fish A common problem that several people face today is trying to recollect simple everyday tasks — what errands you need to run, who you’re supposed to call or what you had for lunch.... read more »

10 breath freshening foods

1. Water! Water! Water!: Water is a quick and an easily accessible remedy for rapidly making that breath fresh. And it is a simple tip to follow.... read more »

This monsoon, make bombils Parsi-style!

The way Parsis enjoy Bombay Duck is distinct from other communities. Says Pervin Marzban Bilimoria who loves to cook the fish, “Vinegar is the trick... read more »

Foods to try in Amsterdam

The eats you just have to indulge in on your next visit to the Dutch capital Having evolved from being a city on the bank of the river Amstel in the 12th... read more »

Recipe: Konkani egg curry

Ingredients: Four eggs, half cup finely chopped onion, three or four medium sized tomatoes (blanched and skin removed), one tsp chopped ginger, one tsp... read more »

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Dunga tipped to return as Brazil coach

Brazil’s 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has emerged as a favourite to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari as coach of the Selecao. The 50-year-old is in talks with the country’s top football... read more »

England drop in Fifa world rankings to 20th

The drop of 10 places following a poor World Cup means they are behind Bosnia-Hercegovina, Costa Rica and the USA. Spain have gone from top to... read more »

Luiz Felipe Scolari: Brazil coach ‘resigns’...

Scolari, 65, won the tournament in 2002 but his side could only finish fourth when hosting this year’s event. His team were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in... read more »

Tears, cheers in Argentina

Buenos Aires – Argentines reacted with tears, cheers and violence after the dream of a third World Cup title slipped through their fingers Sunday, as... read more »

FIFA 2014 :Huge Success for Brazil, But Not on the Fiel...

RIO DE JANEIRO — When Mario Götze settled a crossing pass with his chest and volleyed a goal that won the World Cup, German fans roared in ecstatic... read more »

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Gold inches up for third day; Fed eyed for rate outlook

SINGAPORE: Gold inched up for a third straight session on Wednesday as speculation mounted that the Federal Reserve would vow to maintain interest rates at low levels when the US central bank... read more »

Gold, silver up on increased buying, firm global c...

Gold prices rose further by Rs. 10 to Rs 27,460 per 10 grams in the national capital on Tuesday, on increased buying by jewellers and retailers for... read more »

Gold price ends at fresh 3-month low of Rs 27,415 per t...

New Delhi: Gold prices fell further by Rs 195 to close at fresh three-month low of Rs 27,415 per ten gram in the national capital Friday on continued selling... read more »

Gold at three-month low on global cues

Extending losses for the eighth straight day, gold prices tumbled to trade at a three-month low of Rs. 27,600 per ten gram by falling Rs. 150 in the national... read more »

Gold dips below Rs 28K level on weak global cues

Continuing its losing streak for the fourth straight day, gold prices dipped below the Rs 28,000-level by falling Rs 70 to hit over two-month low of Rs 27,950... read more »

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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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Gold Edges Towards 12-Week High on Safe-Haven Demand

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 prices and worries over global economic growth hit... 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... 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 »

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 »

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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, helps people shed kilos. US regulators... read more »

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

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... read more »

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

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

Being a vegan helps lose weight

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

Indian designer gives sarees whole new avatars

While we never get tired of the traditional way of draping a saree, the ethnic Indian attire has bloomed out to new silhouettes, cuts, and draping styles in... read more »

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50 days of war leave Israelis and Palestinians only more entrench...

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 Strip, and whether Hamas will leverage the... read more »

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

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... 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 »

US jets again strike jihadists around Iraqi dam

WASHINGTON: The United States carried out another round of air strikes on Monday against militants from the so-called Islamic States battling Iraqi and... read more »

Israel claims nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land near...

JERUSALEM: Israel laid claim on Sunday to nearly 1,000 acres of West Bank land in a Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem — a step that could herald... read more »

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Delhi Smog: Get The Message Across To School Children About Savin...

Ensuring fine education is impossible without ensuring that the surroundings is secure and cozy for children to research. the Triumphing fitness emergency due to the smog in delhi is a wake up name... read more »

Modi Remains ‘By Far’ Most Popular Figure In India...

Washington: High Minister Narendra Modi stays “With the Aid of Far” The most famous determine in Indian politics, The pew stated on... read more »

Gujarat Elections 2017: BJP MLAS Keep Fingers Crossed O...

New Delhi: Many BJP mlas are stated to be worried that pm modi and party leader Amit Shah can also put into effect their timetested components of denying... read more »

Tamil Nadu Rains: Schools Shut In Chennai, Tiruvallur, ...

As Rains preserve to lash Tamil Nadu, Schools in Chennai, Tiruvallur and kancheepuram districts will stay closed today. the declaration became made by using... read more »

As India Seeks Comfort In Privatisation, Delhi’s Toxic ...

The headlines about Delhi’s polluted Air are deceptive. for the indian medical affiliation and the delhi government to call this an emergency is comparable... read more »

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US defies Chinese restrictions by flying bombers over Senkaku islands

US defies Chinese restrictions by flying bombers over Senkaku isl...

Washington – The United States has reportedly flown two B-52 bombers over the disputed Senkaku Islands as part of a training exercise amid increased tensions in the sensitive region. The two... read more »

US school shooter obsessed with mass murders

US school shooter obsessed with mass murders

Washington – A report on the December 2012 “massacre of the innocents” at a US elementary school says that the gunman had an... read more »

Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal against ‘tough...

Obama defends Iranian nuclear deal against 'tough talk and bluster'

London – President Barack Obama has defended the breakthrough deal between Iran and world powers on Tehran’s nuclear programme. Obama however... read more »

Obama assuages Netanyahu on Iran post ‘historic b...

Obama assuages Netanyahu on Iran post 'historic blunder' remarks

Washington – President Barack Obama has reaffirmed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on working out a comprehensive solution for preventing Iran... read more »

Historic deal limits Iran’s ability to make a bom...

Historic deal limits Iran's ability to make a bomb: Obama

Washington – As ! Iran and six world powers struck a historic deal early Sunday over Tehran’s nuclear programme, US President Barack Obama said it... read more »

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Cabinet approves inquiry into Gujarat snooping

Amit Shah blows poll bugle in Bengal, says trained workforce will...

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 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be through... read more »

Brinda Karat says Kalyan Singh like spoke ‘R...

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Wednesday said Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh had spoken ‘like an RSS... read more »

UP Police to deal with dissent, claims BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party, referring to the Barabanki incident, where a woman was allegedly set ablaze by two policemen, claimed that the Uttar Pradesh... read more »

“Scared” by number of deaths in Vyapam scam

Union Minister Uma Bharti on Monday said she is “scared” by the number of deaths associated with the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh and said there... read more »

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat assures safety to Char Dham...

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Monday said that each person taking up the Char Dham yatra is the responsibility of the state... 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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'Pyar kiya to darna kya': Karzai on ties with India!

‘Pyar kiya to darna kya’: Karzai on ties with India!

Pune – Afghan President Hamid Karzai, acknowledging the “love affair” between India and Afghanistan, has said if India continues with its current levels of support to his government for... read more »

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

Pakistan, Sri Lanka discuss naval cooperation

Colombo – Visiting Pakistani Naval Chief Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila discussed ways to boost military cooperation with Sri Lanka, the... read more »

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Court reserves judgment on Musharraf travel ban

Islamabad – The Sindh High Court Monday reserved its judgment on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s plea for removing his name from the... read more »

Former president Hassan returns to Maldives

Former president Hassan returns to Maldives

Male – Former Maldives president Mohamed Waheed Hassan, who left for Hong Kong on the eve of the Nov 16 presidential elections, returned to the... read more »

Nepal’s CPN-Maoist party demands roundtable confe...

Nepal's Maoist party not to join government

Kathmandu – The Communist Party of Nepal, Maoist (CPN-Maoist), which boycotted the Nov 19 national elections, has reiterated its demand for holding a... read more »

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BCCI looking to better it’s public image, says Anurag Thakur

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 in the world by far, is commonly... read more »

IPL 2013 spot-fixing’s Lodha Committee office burg...

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

Sania Mirza to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

NEW DELHI: Sania Mirza is all set to become the first woman tennis player to be conferred India’s highest sports award Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Times... read more »

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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 advertising dollars. “To the extent that... read more »

Russian Travel Operators Say Tourism Affected By U...

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

Apply for a $1 Million Luxury Travel Job

If you’re sitting at your desk and not doing your work, it’s probably because your hate your job and want a new one. How about a chance to take a... read more »

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Nobel peace prize goes to anti-nuclear campaign in rebuke to arme...

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 simmering tensions between the US and North... read more »

India, European Union enhance cooperation: Full te...

India and the European Union on Friday decided to increase cooperation in counter-terrorism and areas of trade after Prime Minister Narendra Modi... read more »

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... read more »

Sir Edward Heath ‘would have been questioned̵...

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 launched... 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 »

Modi must take history lessons and classes with top BJP leaders: Digvijay Singh

Digvijaya Singh compared Modi with Hitler and Mussolini

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the most infamous dictators of history, Hitler and Mussolini, as he tweeted about the need for love, peace... read more »

AAP leaders sits outside Election Commission office, Protesting AAP call center raid

Aam Aam Party leaders, led by Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, squatted outside the Election Commission office on Friday protesting against the alleged raids at the party’s... 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 lodge an FIR... read more »