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  • ‘Spare no effort’ to resolve Syrian crisis, says pope

    Vatican City: Pope Francis today asked the world community to make every effort to revive the Syrian peace talks and appealed for unstinting generosity for civilians fleeing the conflict. “I appeal to the international community to spare no effort to urgently bring parties back to the negotiating
    table,” the pontiff said at his weekly Angelus prayer.

  • BJP MP demands Yogi Adityanath as CM candidate in UP

    Ballia (UP) A BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh has demanded that the party declare Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath as its chief ministerial candidate for the assembly elections slated for next year. “BJP has only two alternatives, Kalyan Singh and Yogi Adityanath, for the chief minister’s post. Most of the MPs from the state are in favour of Yogi Adityanath,” Salem MP Ravindra Kushwaha yesterday said at a meeting of party workers in his constituency.

  • Temple gender row: Sri Sri claims to have found solution

    Pune: Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today claimed to have broken the impasse on the ‘gender bias’ at Shani Shingnapur temple by proposing the “Tirupati Balaji” darshan model that keeps both men and women away from inner sanctum, but women’s activist Trupti Desai said she is awaiting a “proper decision” from Chief Minister on the issue. The Art of Living Foundation founder today mediated on the issue by holding separate meetings with the trustees of  the temple and

  • Aditya Roy Kapur gifts Katrina truck full of roses

    Jaipur: Actor Aditya Roy Kapur gifted his “Fitoor” co-star actress Katrina Kaif, a truck full of roses on the occasion of International Rose Day on Sunday. As International Rose Day is celebrated across the country exactly one week prior to Valentine’s Day, that falls on February 14, Aditya thought that this would be a perfect gesture of making Katrina feel special, said a statement.

  • Nana Patekar to get ‘Godavari Gaurav’ award

    Nashik (Maha) Well-known actor Nana Patekar will get the ‘Godavari Gaurav’ award, instituted by city-based ‘Kusumagraj Prathishthan’. The other awardees include dancer Kanak Rele, Chetana
    Sinha, Dr Shashi Kumar Chitre, Dr Balkrishna Joshi and endurance cyclists Hitendra and Mahendra Mahajan, who successfully completed the world’s toughest ‘Race Across America’, for their contribution in various fields,Prathishthan officials said today.

  • Singer-Songwriter Dan Hicks dies at 74

    Los Angeles: Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks, known for his blend of folk, jazz and country music, died in Mill Valley, California, after a two-year battle with throat and liver cancer. Hicks, who was 74, died on Saturday. He is survived by his wife, who made the announcement of his death. Hicks was known as the leader of the acoustic band Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, which was a contemporary of the Grateful

  • French general testifies in Rwanda massacre probe

    Paris:  A French general has testified for the first time in a probe into the role of French forces during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, sources close to the case said today.

  • Aditya Roy Kapur gifts Katrina truck full of roses

    Jaipur: Actor Aditya Roy Kapur gifted his “Fitoor” co-star actress Katrina Kaif, a truck full of roses on the occasion of International Rose Day on Sunday.

  • Snap ties with BJP: Omar to Mehbooba

    Jammu: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah today asked as to why there was no government in Jammu and Kashmir despite the PDP-BJP alliance still remaining intact and said Mehbooba Mufti should break ties with the saffron party and go for fresh polls.

  • Pak Army to raise new security division, 28 battalions

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army plans to raise a new security division as well as additional 28 battalions and has sought extra funds from the government for it, amid increasing terror attacks on the educational institutions in the country.

  • Beef Ban

    Beef license for foreigners: Haryana govt justifies stand

    New Delhi: The Haryana Government on Sunday clarified Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s remark that the state would offer special license for foreigners to consume beef, saying it would be possible only if any such provision was there in the act.

  • Lungs main target organs of MERS, says patient’s autopsy

    New York: Patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) often show signs of acute kidney failure but lungs are the main target organs of the new disease in humans, reveals a study of the first reported autopsy of a MERS patient.

  • Yasir Shah given three-month ban over doping breach

    Karachi: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been handed a three-month suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after being tested positive for a banned substance in December.The 29-year-old was provisionally suspended by the ICC on December 27 after the `A` sample he had provided in an in-competition test, which was conducted on 13 November 2015, was found to contain the presence of chlortalidone, a Prohibited Substance which appears in Section 5 of

  • On a Mission to take Auto Dealers to Digital: CarDekho

    New Delhi: Online automobile portal CarDekho in partnership with FADA presented the Ninth Auto Summit, themed on ‘Digital Dealer-Accelerate Opportunities’ on Sunday.

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    Modi slams Congress for project delays,wants timely completion

    Paradip (Odisha): Blaming Congress for delay in implementation of plans and policies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government is trying to bring a culture of completing projects well in time.

  • Cancer

    Simple blood test may spot 5 types of cancers

     Washington: A simple blood test may be used to diagnose five types of cancers – colon, lung, breast, stomach and womb – at early stages, scientists say.

  • Dale Steyn runs into deadly snake!

    Johannesburg: South African pacer Dale Steyn had a close call with a venomous snake in Kruger National Park and he took to Instagram to caution his followers. Steyn had pulled over to check and help what he believed to be a brown house snake. But as he got closer to the reptile he realized it was a Black Mamba.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Govt working on 50 pc quota for women in local bodies: Venkaiah

    Hyderabad: The Centre is holding discussions with all stakeholders on the issue of providing 50 per cent reservation to women in local bodies across the country, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today. “The Government of India is thinking seriously and holding discussions with all the stakeholders to provide 50 per cent reservation to women in the local bodies,” he told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

  • No relationship between Mourinho and Man United: Van Gaal

    Manchester: English football giants Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal does not believe his club is in talks with former Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho and has termed such media reports as “nonsense”. Reportedly Mourinho has been closely followed by the United management in the last few weeks and some media reports even insist he has had a meeting with some club officials.

  • Delhi govt to recommend CBI probe, father approaches Irani

    New Delhi: Delhi Government today said it will recommend a CBI inquiry into the death of a Ryan International School student in view of “shortcomings” in the ongoing probe even as the distraught parents of the 6-year-old sought HRD minister Smriti Irani’s intervention.

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