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G8 meets over thaw on Iraq

US President George W Bush musters top world leaders at a tightly secured island retreat today, with a long-awaited breakthrough in sight which could ease lingering rifts over Iraq. Bush will host......

Xi's India visit: Can Modi play his cards well?

President Xi Jinping's visit may put relations between India and China on a new trajectory, says Shyam Saran An image depicting Chinese President Xi Jinping is seen on the joker card of a set of......

Chinese media warns Japan against forming 'united front' with India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks in Japan of an "expansionist" mindset of some countries have riled the Chinese official media which said the Indian leader is more "intimate with Tokyo......

India's building a new naval base near Visakhapatnam

The navy has lifted the shroud of secrecy over a major new sea base being built on India's eastern coast, which will be home to the first indigenous aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, and an armada of......

Why Mumbai lost out to Shanghai as HQ of BRICS bank

Modi knew in his heart that India does not have the financial muscle to support the new bank with offers of co-financing international projects, something China can do from the bank’s base in......

200 amazing years of rail transport

First electric locomotive. Photograph: Siemens Two hundred years after George Stephenson built the steam-powered Blucher, Open Knowledge pays tribute to 200 years of rail transport. ......

Understanding climate change and India

A handbook is generally understood to be a ready reckoner, a quick reference, a flick-through pocketbook, something you pull out when the machinery has failed and so has your memory, or equally, in......

Home entertainment: Check these hi-tech media players!

Media players have been around but there's a reason why they haven't picked steam yet. It's just too complicated to understand what a media player does differently. To decode their functions,......

Mamata's rail: No hike in passenger fares, freight

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee has cut service charge on passenger fare for sleeper and AC class and did not propose any hike in freight rates in the Railway Budget 2010-11. She announced 101 new......

It's the right climate for change

The new Indian position articulated in Parliament by the minister of state for environment and forests is a mix of pragmatism and principle, says Business Standard.In defining a new and nuanced......

Read this before you watch Elizabeth

Before the British Raj, before hill-stations and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, before Gandhi and an empire on which 'the sun never set' -- there was Queen Elizabeth I of England. She ruled for......

Gogol on my mind

I don't have a pet name, pocket name, nickname, house name, daak naam. In that sense, I am no Gogol and have had to suffer from none of Gogol's name trauma. All I have had is my one and only name,......

Suresh Saraiya, one of the best-loved radio commentators

Haresh Pandya pays tribute to noted radio commentator Suresh Saraiya, who passed away in Mumbai on Wednesday following a heart attack. July 18, 2012, turned out to be a sad day for Hindi cinema and......

London torch relay to start where the land ends

The rugged Cornish coast will be the first part of Britain to host the London 2012 Olympics torch next year after organisers named Land's End as the starting point of an 8,000 mile journey around......

Time running out for players

Thirty-three footballers have so far taken advantage of FIFA's rule change that allows players to switch their national allegiance, starting a new career after having previously represented another......

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onlytruth
Q. Who first drew maps of America regarding discovery of America ?
Onlytruth:  A.  more

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onlytruth
Q. What is special today ?
Onlytruth:  A. May 9 is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 236 days remaining until the end of the year.328...... more

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jatin
Q. Where the art of navigation was born and how the word Navigation derived ?
Jatin:  A.  The history of Indian shipping and maritime activities goes back probably to the early times of the Rgveda (I, 48, 3...... more

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joyesh chakraborty
Q. which is the most poisonous animaloptions1.man.2.king kobra.3. african kokai poisin frog
Joyesh Chakraborty:  A. The deadliest snakes are: TAIPAN (OXYURANUS SCUTELLATUS): IT IS ONE OF THE MOST VENOMOUS AND DEADLIEST SNAKES IN THE WORLD. THERE ARE THREE MAIN...... more

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ahmed
Q. Where is Dixieland and why its called so?
Ahmed :  A. South of America is called Dixieland. There continues to be a great amount of debate over the origins of the word "Dixie" in connection...... more

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Makers of Modern ASIA

12:06 am The book discusses various decisions and struggles that nationalists went through to build the countries of their vision. M.V. KAMATH F or... ...

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From berry to brew...

: Coffee was once a closely guarded Arabian secret until Baba Budan, a Sufi mystic, smuggled seven beans from Yemen and scattered them on the... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/431890/from-berry-brew.html
Traversing Tanzania

Prolific wildlife, virginal white sand beaches, rich historical and cultural heritage, warm people — Tanzania offers an enticing mix. Munirah... ...

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India - A counterweight to the rise of China

Manoj Joshi 17 September 2014 The report that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be bringing investment offers... ...

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Vietnam Offers South China Sea Oil Blocks to India

02 September 2014 During the official visit of India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to Vietnam from August 24-26, the two countries... ...

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