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Russian plane with 224 on board crashes in Egypt, ISIS claims responsibility

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail looks at the remains of a plane crash at the desert in central Sinai near El Arish city, north Egypt. Photograph: Stringer All the 224 people, including seven......

Two cop-turned-militants killed in army encounter in J-K

Two Special Police Officers, who had deserted the police force in September and joined militancy, were shot dead on Thursday in an encounter with army troops in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.......

'What have I done to deserve this humiliation?'

The distraught family of Viswanatha Gurukkal, who was attacked by a group of youngsters, blames some political parties for taking up anti-Brahminism as their poll plank. Shobha Warrier/

Nature's fury turns Nepal into a ghost town

The scenic mountainous valley, which earlier bustled with presence of foreign tourists, now wear a deserted look. Kunal Dutt reports An earthquake victim sits on the rubble of a house as he waits......

It's New Year in China! Why is Beijing so spooky then?

It is one of the most populous cities. But the streets of Beijing are eerily deserted ahead of the Lunar New Year. Millions of Chinese leave the capital city and travel home for the festival which......

Tracking the Bank of Baroda money trail, from Vikaspuri to Hong Kong

Operating from a largely empty office in a deserted building in West Delhi, Gurucharan Singh's Dhawan Creative apparently clocked trades 10 times its capital in a few months. Image: Dhawan dealt......

Ghost airports haunt Modi's infrastructure dreams

Image: The exterior view of arrival lounges is seen at the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters Across India, more than half of the 100-odd......

Govt plans Rs 2 lakh-cr solar and wind power projects in deserts

With depleting fossil fuel reserves and environmental concerns surrounding conventional power generation, the government has started work on a long-term plan to tap into India’s solar and......

Of a deserted office and a man who is giving Samsung sleepless nights

Shaikh Allauddin Pakir Maiddin is giving sleepless nights to the top brass of South Korean consumer electronics maker Samsung and its chairman, Lee Kun-hee, the richest man in that country. But,......

Meet the Indian techies who sold their firm to Apple

Vipul Ved Prakash describes himself as a “hacker, entrepreneur, desert rat” on his Twitter profile. Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, on the other hand, calls himself the “invisible hand......

The 10 WORST Horror Films of Bollywood

White sari clad women roaming about deserted mansions holding an ominous candle, humming a haunting tune.    Creepy ghouls attacking an unsuspecting party of people stuck in the middle of......

PIX: 2012 Films That Deserved MORE Love Than They Got

As is the case with most films in India, the big budget projects -- star vehicles to be precise -- eclipse more deserving indie films that are made with a lot of honesty and respect for the craft.......

Precision timing deserts Clarke as he falls on his sword

Australia's Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed against England in Nottingham. Photograph: Philip Brown Livepic/Reuters Timing is everything in the cut-throat world of......

PHOTOS: What happens when India meet Pakistan in World Cup?

Streets in Mumbai wear a deserted look during the India-Pakistan match. Photograph: Sahil Salvi When the arch-rivals India and Pakistan meet the cricket pundits use synonyms like crackerjack,......

Was Dhoni right in quitting in the middle of a series? Tell us!

Did Mahendra Singh Dhoni desert a sinking ship or was it a courageous decision to quit in the middle of a series? Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads his team mates onto the field during day one of the......

Bike-loving Dhoni ends his long test ride

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's usual limited-over pro-activeness often deserted him in the Test arena and the clamour was growing to hand the job over to Virat Kohli, an animated antithesis to Dhoni's......

Argentina coach Sabella likens Messi to an oasis in the desert

Lionel Messi is like water in the desert, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella said after his team beat Belgium 1-0 to reach the World Cup semi-finals on Saturday. Four-times World Player of the Year......
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