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Arab countries offer to join air campaign against Islamic State, says US officials

US officials on Sunday revealed that several Arab countries have offered to join the United States in air strikes against Islamic State targets, indicating a possible widening of the air campaign against militants who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria. However, the officials declined to say which countries had offered help. The development follows a video released on Saturday ...

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Why Deepika Too Late to Such Cleavage Show Online? The Inside Story of TOI or Any Online Newspaper!

Well, The Times of India is a brand that sells everything but news and so is the story about the so-called cleavage of Deepika Padukone, flagged off as another online content-writer’s delight that went against the spirit of journalism. Yes, Deepika, born in Bangalore and known to journalism from the age-old traditions is taken aback when the back-door write-ups on ...

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De-regulate Diesel Prices: RBI Governer urges Centre

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday urged the Centre to completely de-regulate diesel prices in the wake of falling global crude oil prices. He said, “De-regulation will empower state-owned oil firms to change rates in tandem with crude oil prices like in the case of petrol. In January 2013, the government started a phased de-regulation by allowing up to 50 ...

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Funds From Animal Slaughter Pumped into Terrorism, says Maneka Gandhi

Union Minister for Woman and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi on Sunday said that fund earned from illegal animal trade of slaughtered milking animals is pumped into terrorism. The minister called for a ban on export of meat from India. She said, "Export of all kinds of meat of animals should be banned and the animal welfare activists should launch a ...

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India’s Mars Orbiter Mission to Enter Mars Orbit on September 24

The process of starting up the engine of the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft for a four-second test to be conducted on September 21 has begun by the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation. ISRO declared that the commands for inserting the Mars spacecraft into the Red Planet’s orbit have been uploaded and the loading process will take about ...

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Jammu and Kashmir Flood: Over 1 Lakh Rescued

In the midst of growing fear of water-borne disease outbreak, the rescue team have scaled up relief and rescue operations and have rescued about 1,10,000 people so far. While water recedes in most flood-hit areas, the fear of outbreak of water-borne disease is what bothers people. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the likely spread of diseases is the main ...

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PM Recalls Vivekananda’s Message: Follow Swami’s message to avert 9/11-like acts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered Swami Vivekananda’s message of universal brotherhood on Thursday and said had it been followed by the world, history would not have witnessed “dastardly acts” like 9/11 in the US, killing thousands of people.  US had witnessed its worst terror attack on September 11, 2001, when two hijacked aircraft crashed into the north and south towers ...

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Water Recedes in Jammu and Kashmir: Many Refuse to Leave Home

Water recedes in the Kashmir valley and about 90,000 people have been rescued from the state by the armed forces and the National Disaster Response Force. While the water began receding, many of the natives refuse to move from their places. The rescue teams were attacked by the angry locals, who were stranded and awaiting to be rescued. The death ...

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US Travel Industry Upbeat to See Non-Outsourcing Potential to Boost Economy

With a battered economy due to over-emphasized outsourcing that is exporting jobs abroad, the US travel industry has come out with its own panacea to stem the issue and create more jobs indigenous and possible within the confines of the nation. Unlike consumptions of goods and services in manufactured sector, inward-bound international travel and tourism falls into the “export” category ...

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 Indian Scientists Derive Diabetes Drug from Hibiscus Plant species or Land-Lotus

Indian researchers at Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal and Tezpur University in neighbouring Assam have collaborated to derive natural extracts from a hibiscus plant’s sub-species, which has immense potential to cure diabetes once and for all, instead of taking allopathic medicine that can temporarily work on controlling blood sugar level in the body. The samples of hibiscus leaves collected from ...

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Delhi Government Formation: SC Asks Centre to Reply by October 10

The Centre seeks four weeks’ time from Supreme Court regarding the issue of government formation in Delhi while the tussle continues on the matter between Bharatiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party, here on Tuesday. The centre said that Lieutenant General Najeeb Jung had recommended that BJP be allowed to form the government in Delhi. He was said to review ...

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Timeline of Kashmir Floods: 879 AD to 2014, Nature Wreaks Havoc on Valley Every 50 Years

History of floods mark Kashmir Valley with the  Jhelum river overflowing every 50 years and submerging Srinagar and the surrounding villages as it happened this time with more than 400 people killed and 2,000 villages marooned. Kashmir floods do repeat every 50 years, according to a report published in Greater kashmir, said citing a 2010 report that forewarned imminent floods ...

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Who Should be Blamed for Kashmir Floods? History Repeats in Srinagar 54 Years after!

History repeats itself and even Kashmir floods do repeat every 50 years, according to a report published in Greater kashmir, citing a 2010 report that forewarned imminent floods any time in the state. Four years after, Srinagar is submerged, 400 killed and 2,000 villages are marooned in flood water. The report by the Jammu and Kashmir Flood Control Ministry warned ...

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Govt Invites Nominations for Padma Awards 2015; Before Sept. 15

With less than five months to announce national awards called “Padma Awards” for the year 2015 coinciding with the Republic Day in January, the government has begin the process of receipts of nominations for the Padma Awards, which include Padmashri and Padmabhusan. It sought nominations to be sent to the Union Home Ministry, at the address mentioned below in the ...

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Kashmir Floods: Google Launches “Person Finder”, FaceBook, Twitter on Standby

Google has stepped up its role in disasters again with “Person Finder” application that was used in Uttarakhand floods last year enabling people, friends and family to post names to search and give info on untraced victims in the floods. Click below to see the page on J&K Floods launched by Google today. https://www.google.org/personfinder/2014-jammu-kashmir-floods It provides two options as below ...

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Apple Launches iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch: Live Updates – More in Apple Watch Than Expected

Ladies and gentlemen…U2.   Share 12:18 a.m. U2 performs live. Put your iPhones in the air. 12:17 a.m. CATEGORY 6 PLURICANEdiplo damn apple just played my song   12:15 a.m.   Ten years ago, Apple began a collaboration with one of the biggest bands in history — U2. U2 has transcended rock stardom to leave a positive, indelible mark on the world.   Share ...

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J&K Floods Update: Death Toll Shoots up to 400 Despite Massive Rescue Operations

Jammu and Kashmir flood situation turns worse with death toll mounting to more than 400 on Tuesday, with tens of thousands still trapped on rooftops and 2,000 villages submerged in waters in Kashmir valley, despite a massive rescue and relief operations taken up on war-footing by the Indian Armed Forces. A senior official from India’s National Disaster Response Force was ...

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