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Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

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Swine flu death toll climbs to 1075, almost 20,000 cases nationwide

New Delhi: Swine flu has claimed 34 more lives as the nationwide toll from the H1N1 virus...

From villains to heroes: Can India's bowlers sustain their brilliance?

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From villains to heroes: Can India's bowlers sustain their brilliance?

In Melbourne, after South Africa lost by 130-runs to India, AB de Villiers sat in the...

Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

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Budget 2015: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

New Delhi: Individuals with an annual income of above Rs 10 lakh but below Rs 1 crore...

Budget 2015: No steps to tackle black money via gold, imports seen surging

09:16 From firstpost

Budget 2015: No steps to tackle black money via gold, imports seen surging

Finance minister Arun Jaitley's proposals on gold in his first full-year budget are...

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Slash sugar intake to fight obesity, tooth decay - WHO

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Slash sugar intake to fight obesity, tooth decay - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Adults and children from the Americas to Western Europe and the Middle East must roughly halve the amount of sugar they consume to lower risk of obesity and tooth decay, the World H...


Ex-chancellor Schmidt stuns Germans admitting extra-marital affair

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Ex-chancellor Schmidt stuns Germans admitting extra-marital affair

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, a personification of probity for many Germans, has admitted at the age of 96 that he had an extra-marital affair many decades ago.Schmi...

'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt, focus on brother

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'It was him' Boston bomber's lawyers admit guilt, focus on brother

BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber opened his trial on Wednesday with a stunning statement about their client, charged with killing three people and injuring 264: &quo...

Row over Delhi gangrape convict interview: Delhi police chief briefs Rajnath Singh

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Row over Delhi gangrape convict interview: Delhi police chief briefs Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday briefed Home Minister Rajnath Singh about thesteps police has taken over the controversial interview of 16 December gangrape convict lodged i...

After #BeefBan, Maharashtra to set up cattle sheds to protect aged animals

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After #BeefBan, Maharashtra to set up cattle sheds to protect aged animals

Mumbai: Maharashtra government is planning to set up three cattle shelters to house unproductive and aged animals after a long-pending Bill that widens a ban on cow slaughter in the state got Presiden...

Final deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme will have to withstand global scrutiny: Kerry

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Final deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme will have to withstand global scrutiny: Kerry

Montreux: US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that any final deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme would have to withstand global scrutiny, as he wrapped up talks with his Iranian cou...

Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

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Parliament passes Citizenship Amendment Bill

New Delhi: Parliament on Wednesday passed a Bill to amend the Citizenship Act to remove disparity between Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders.The Citizenshi...