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  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift scores big at iHeartRadio Awards

    Los Angeles: Pop star Taylor Swift walked away with three trophies at the iHeartRadio Awards including the artist of the year and the song of the year for her single “Shake It Off”. Swift, 25, beat Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith to become the artist of the year. Her third win came in the best lyrics category for her hit song “Blank Space”, said The Hollywood Reoporter.

  • Madan Mohan Malviya

    President Pranab Mukherjee confers Bharat Ratna on Madan Mohan Malviya

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the Bharat Ratna posthumously on Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and the Padma Vibhushan on veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani. The president gave the awards at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was also honoured with Padma Vibhushan. Earlier, the president presented the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence on March 27.

  • , kashmir rains

    Flood alert in Jammu-Kashmir after heavy rains

    Srinagar : The Jammu and Kashmir government issued flood warning following incessant rainfall resulting in rise in water level of Jhelum River. People have moved to higher reaches after water entered few homes in low lying areas of Kashmir. Heavy rainfall has also caused water logging in the state and power supply is down in most parts of Srinagar. However, there has been a respite from rain from the past few hours.

  • Naseeruddin Shah

    Shiv Sena takes a jibe on Naseeruddin Shah over Indo-Pak remarks

    Mumbai: Taking a dig on Naseeruddin Shah after he expressed regret over the strained relations between India and Pakistan, the Shiv Sena today said the veteran Bollywood actor can seek his answers from those who have been victims of terrorist activities carried out from the soil of the neighbouring country. Shah, in an interview to an entertainment website, had reportedly expressed regret on the animosity between both the countries and had said that Indians were

  • Children, Parents

    Most parents can’t tell if their kid is obese

    London: Parents of obese children may not be able to recognise that their kid is overweight unless they are at very extreme levels of obesity, new research led by an Indian-origin scientist shows.  Moreover, the study published in the British Journal of General Practice found that parents are additionally more likely to underestimate their child’s weight if they are Black or south Asian, from more deprived backgrounds or if their offspring is

  • NASA, Mercury

    NASA’s Mercury mission given last lease of life

    Washington: NASA engineers have lifted the orbit of the Mercury probe – currently operating on an extended mission and almost out of fuel – and delayed its inevitable impact into Mercury’s surface by up to a month. Launched in August 2004, the $450 million MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (Messenger) mission is currently orbiting our solar system’s innermost planet.
    In March 2011, Messenger became the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury.

  • Australia lauded for World Cup win

    Melbourne: Australia lauded its World Cup winning team today for a “fairytale” victory on home soil over New Zealand, with praise heaped on retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke after a dream farewell. Clarke hit 74 as Australia cruised home by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a record crowd of 93,013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The win, culminating a gruelling tournament, was front page news across the country with The

  • Ebola Virus

    WHO reiterates support towards defeating Ebola

    Addis Ababa: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reiterated its continued support towards defeating the Ebola virus disease which has killed almost 10,000 people since its outbreak.  On the sidelines of the annual African Ministers of Planning, Economy and Finance Conference jointly organised by the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa held in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a session was convened on Sunday to deliberate on Ebola under the theme

  • Brendon McCullum

    No Indian in ICC’s World Cup XI led by Brendon McCullum

    Dubai: Not a single Indian cricketer found a place in the ICC’s World Cup XI which was dominated by runners-up New Zealand rather than champions Australia with Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum as its captain. The ICC team features five New Zealanders, including McCullum, despite their seven-wicket loss to Australia in the summit clash yesterday. India, the defending champions, had bowed out after a semifinal loss to Australia.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    BJP accuses AAP of maintaining ‘double-standards’

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the recent rifts in Arvind Kejriwal led-Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) clearly indicate that they believe in preaching and maintaining ‘double standards’ on all issues. “It clearly confirms that Mr. Kejriwal and his team believe in preaching, they don’t like to practise what they preach and they maintain clear double standards on all issues. One set of standard to advice others and the

  • Omar Abdullah

    ‘Hope we do not face Sept like situation in J-K’: Omar Abdullah

    Jammu : Former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that he hoped Jammu and Kashmir doesn’t face the flood situation that took place in September last year, over the flood alert issued in the state following incessant rainfall. “It is true that water of river Jhelum has crossed the danger mark. But, there is a huge difference in the water levels of September and now. I hope and pray that we don’t

  • Civil service, paper leak , UP

    Probe ordered after civil service exam paper leaked in UP

    Allahabad : Authorities have ordered a probe after a question paper of state civil services (PCS) preliminary examination of Uttar Pradesh was allegedly leaked on Sunday on WhatsApp messenger before the exam began. The PCS preliminary examination was being held across the state. Thousands of candidates who came to know about the leak after arriving at the exam centre expressed their anger and disappointment.

  • floods

    Centre assures of all support to J-K, PM deputes Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today rushed minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to Kashmir for on-the-spot assessment of the flood situation and to coordinate with state authorities for whatever help is required. As the flood situation began to turn serious in the Valley, Modi deputed Naqvi, Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, to visit the state today.

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  • Saina Nehwal

    Sonia Gandhi lauds Saina Nehwal over India Open Super Series win

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi lauded ace shuttler Saina Nehwal over her win in India Open Super Series Badminton tournament and said that she was an inspiration for millions. “I join our country men and women in expressing pride and delight at your tremendous achievement- You have shown that Indians are second to none if we put our minds to it. You are an example to millions of our young girls

  • Ashish Shelar BJP MLA

    BJP MLA Ashish Shelar: Is There Any Option, Than To Go Vertical?

    BJP’s city unit president MLA Ashish Shelar is forthright in saying that citizens of Mumbai will have to choose between a planned development of the city on one side and an unplanned growth that comes with illegal structures of all kinds on the other side. Is there any option for Mumbai, than to go vertical… he asked as he spoke to Abhijit Mulye regarding the new development plan of Mumbai. Excerpts of the

  • flight MH370

    Australia, China, Malaysia set to decide future of MH370 search operation within fortnight

    Melbourne: Key ministers from Australia, Malaysia and China are set to meet in a fortnight to take a call on whether the search for MH370 should go on. The tripartite meeting in Kuala Lumpur will consider the feasibility of expanding the current search operation in the southern Indian Ocean, where the Boeing 777 aircraft is believed to have crashed, reported Other alternatives remain unclear as the authorities insist that they are looking in

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Malaysian police investigates death threats to Ravi Shankar

    Kuala Lumper: Malaysian police is investigating a letter purportedly sent by the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group, threatening to kill Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who was in Penang over the weekend. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that a letter was sent to meditation and spiritual guru over the weekend when he was in Penang for a yoga festival and talk attended by thousands in George Town and Batu Kawan.

  • Islamists forces

    Syria forces regroup after Islamists seize Idlib city

    Beirut: Syrian troops regrouped today after a coalition including Al-Qaeda’s local affiliate seized the city of Idlib, the second provincial capital to fall from government control. The capture is a blow to the government and raises the prospect that Idlib will become the effective capital of territory held by Al-Qaeda’s Syrian wing, Al-Nusra Front, analysts said. Today, the city in northwestern Syria was largely quiet, after sporadic government aerial bombardment overnight, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human