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    Explore the enchanting lakes of Ladakh

    As we are heading towards the fall season, a journey through the snow capped mountains, chilled lakes, and rocky terrain sum up for a perfect getaway which can be experienced at one the most serene destinations to explore, which is Ladakh. The travel options at Ladakh stretch from mountains to monasteries. In our previous features we brought to you the amazing Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri. Continuing the aura of more majestic

  • Indrani Mukherjea

    Indrani Mukerjea’s fundamental rights being violated: Lawyer

    Mumbai: A defence lawyer representing Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, said on Monday that his client’s fundamental rights are being violated. “Even a single minute was not given to us to consult Indrani Mukerjea privately. It is her fundamental right.” said her defence lawyer Gunjan Mangla.

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Police stations are turning into center of murders: BJP

    Lucknow: The BJP today alleged that police stations are turning into “center of murders” under Akhilesh Yadav-led SP government in Uttar Pradesh and demanded the Chief Minister to take strict action in this regard. “Police stations in the state are turning into center of murders in Akhilesh regime, which it claims to be cases of suicide,” BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said while talking to reporters here.

  • Assam Floods

    Assam flood situation worsens, four lakh hit

    Guwahati: The flood situation in Assam has deteriorated again, affecting 4.64 lakh people in some major towns and more than 1,000 villages and causing widespread destruction, officials said on Monday.

  • Sanjiv Chaturvedi

    Whistle-blower Sanjiv Chaturvedi conferred Magsaysay award

    Manila : Indian whistle-blower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who was on Monday conferred with the Ramon Magsaysay award by the Philippines president, said it was a tribute to all honest and sincere civil servants fighting against corruption.

  • Yingluck Shinawatra

    Thai SC dismisses Yingluck’s petition to delay trial

    Bangkok: Thailand’s Supreme Court today dismissed ousted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s petition to delay the trial in a controversial rice subsidy scheme that could jail the country’s first woman premier for 10 years.

  • Afghan Taliban admit covering up Mullah Omar’s death

    Kabul: The Taliban today admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar’s death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence.

  • China blast, Cars

    China blasts toll rises to 158

    Beijing: The death toll in the warehouse explosions in China’s Tianjin city has risen to 158 while 15 others still remain missing, rescue authorities said on Monday.  The dead include 94 firefighters, 11 policemen and 53 civilians. The missing people include 10 firefighters and five others, reported Xinhua news agency. Around 11.30 p.m. on August 12, two blasts ripped through a warehouse in Tianjin Port where large amounts of toxic chemicals were

  • Land ordinance lapse not a setback government: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the decision to let the land acquisition ordinance to lapse is not a setback for the government and the alternative route adopted by the Centre will provide greater flexibility to the states to deal with the issue. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had yesterday announced that the government will not re-promulgate the controversial Ordinance on Land Acquisition which expires today and declared readiness to incorporate any

  • Knee Replacement

    Knee replacement may be bad for your heart

    New York: Knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, may put people at increased risk of heart attack immediately following the operation, warns a new study.

  • flipkart

    Flipkart customers to get refund within 24 hours

    New Delhi: E-commerce platform Flipkart has launched instant repayment mechanism through immediate payments system (IMPS) transfers where customers will get returns within 24 hours, the company said on Monday.

  • Economy

    Sensex provisionally closes 85 points down 

    Mumbai: Despite hopes of healthy economic expansion data, the slide in Asian bourses and a weaker rupee dented the Indian equity markets on Monday — leading to a barometer index provisionally closing 85 points down. Bearish sentiments due to negative Asian cues dampened trade at the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which fell by 85.50 points or 0.32 percent.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Congress’ ‘anti-development face’ exposed: Nitin Gadkari

    Mumbai: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said the Centre has exposed the “anti-development” face of the Congress over Land Acquisition Bill and denied that the NDA government had to retreat on the issue. The Congress, which had repeatedly tried to project the Narendra Modi government as “anti farmer,” has been exposed with the Prime Minister deciding that Land Ordinance will not be re-promulgated, Union Transport and Shipping Minister Gadkari said.

  • Liquidity enhancement schemes for ETFs from Sept 15, says NSE

    Mumbai: To increase investor participation in exchange traded funds (ETFs), leading bourse NSE has decided to provide liquidity enhancement schemes for ETFs based on money market instruments from September 15. Under the scheme, eligible market participants would get a complete waiver in the transaction charges on the entire traded volume with respect to ETFs based on money market instruments for the particular month.

  • Cold Weather

    Cold weather may increase stroke risk

    Beijing: Cold weather is associated with an increased risk of stroke in patients with cardiac arrhythmia, according to a new large-scale study. The study in nearly 290,000 patients suggests that cool climate may be an underrated issue for health that deserves more attention. “Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and it increases the risk of ischaemic stroke by four- to five-fold,” said Dr Tze-Fan Chao, cardiologist at Taipei Veterans General Hospital and theNational

  • Close teens

    Close teen friendships can lower risk of health problems later

    Washington: Close, supportive friendships and a drive to fit in with peers in adolescence can lower the risk of developing stress-related health problems in adulthood, scientists have found. Researchers found that physical health in adulthood could be predicted based on the quality of close friendships in adolescence. In addition, efforts to conform to peer norms were linked to higher quality health in adulthood.