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Former diplomat Arundhati Ghose passes away

Former diplomat Arundhati Ghose passes away

Arundhati Ghose, former diplomat and Ambassador, dies at 76.Ghose had earned the sobriquet 'Iron Lady' when she brilliantly led India's charge against the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty at the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva in 1996, earning the respect of her peers and ..., 6 minutes ago

Quiz: Is kajal good for your eyes?

Do you know why men in Rajathan apply kajal in their eyes? Is it a fashion statement or some scientific reason behind it? Take this quiz and find out.     Some traditional cosmetic and health habits are actually based on a lot of wisdom. Not all are silly, as many modernists think. Some have not been subjected to scientific scrutiny, but others when under the discerning and curious eyes of a researcher, often yield intriguing and exciting health benefits. So before you dismiss ...
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Mobile internet services restored in Jammu

The mobile internet services, which were suspended in Jammu for the past 15 days, have been restored.The services were suspended in view of the violence in state that erupted after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wanis killing in the Valley.In Kashmir, however, curfew remained in force in the five districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama, Shopian and Baramulla and 11 police station areas of Srinagar.Reports of brief clashes between security forces and protesters were received from Natipora in ...
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Brazil hope to kick sand in US face

IMAGE: Talita Antunes,left, and Larissa Franca of Brazil celebrate after winning their Rio Open women's beach volleyball final. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters Home favourites Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca will be out to prove American Kerri Walsh Jennings's dream of a fourth successive Olympic gold is built on sand when beach volleyball returns to its spiritual home at the iconic Copacabana beach. Walsh Jennings partnered Misty May-Treanor to form what is often hailed as the greatest ...
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Alphageo: A stock that can make you a millionaire!

The search for that one stock that transforms a virtual beggar like me into a profligate millionaire might be over, says Mudar Patherya. The company is Alphageo India Ltd, engaged for more than a quarter of a century in providing inland integrated seismic services for downstream oil exploration companies. When oil majors need to discover oil, they need a trusted consultant to tell them where to drill. Alphageo is that trusted consultant; it analyses subterranean realities, generates data, ...
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After Mukesh Ambani, VVIP Security Cover For Wife Nita Ambani

After Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani was accorded a 'Z' category security few years ago, the government has now granted 'Y' category security cover of armed CRPF commandos to his wife Nita Ambani.Nita Ambani has recently been provided a full 'Y' cover of about ten armed men who would be travelling with her every time she is mobile, officials said today.They said a threat assessment report prepared by central security agencies reported requirement of a special security cover ...
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PIX: Parineeti's Australian holiday

Bollywood stars go for the loveliest holidays -- exotic locations with a lot of adventure thrown in. So we decided to document their travels with a special series. We saw pictures of Asin's beautiful Italy vacation. Now, let's journey with Parineeti Chopra to Australia!   It was a 14-year old dream for Parineeti to visit Australia, and she got down on her knees when she stepped out of the airport!   A picture postcard view from her room at the Hotel Pullman Cairns ...
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Markets open flat amid subdued global cues

Markets opened flat on Tuesday tracking mixed cues from Asia and overnight losses on Wall Street. At 9:16am, the S&P BSE Sensex was down 11 points at 28,085 and the Nifty50 was down 10 points at 8,626. "Nifty has been moving in between 8475 to 8595 zones from last 9 sessions and this range breakout has now opened its scope for a potential up move towards 8700 zones. "It has formed a strong bullish candle on daily chart and now a follow up action may take the index towards fresh leg of rally ...
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9 militants killed Dhaka police raid; 2 arrested

Nine suspected Islamist militants were on Tuesday killed and two others arrested by Bangladeshi police during a pre-dawn raid at their hideout in Dhaka, officials said. The hour-long raid was launched at 5:51 am (local time) at Jahaz building in Kalyanpur area by special police units. The militants, suspected to be members of Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, had opened fire on police during an operation in the neighbourhood at midnight, Dhaka Tribune quoted a police official as saying. "All ...
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More embarrassment: Shot putter Inderjeet fails dope test

Just a few days after wrestler Narsing Yadav was caught for doping, another Rio Olympics qualified athlete Inderjeet Singh, a shot putter, has failed a dope test as his 'A' sample returned positive for a banned substance.28-year-old Inderjeet, the reigning Asian Champion, tested positive for a banned steroid and he has been informed by National Anti-Doping Agency. His out-of-competition test was done on June 22, sources told PTI.The NADA has asked the Haryana athlete, who had won a silver in ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago After Narsingh, shot putter Inderjeet too fails dope test  Rediff.com1 hour ago
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