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In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a tit-for-tat response.

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Jaya proposes, Nasa disposes: Scientists discount meteorite killed Vellore man, Indian institute says analysis on

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Jaya proposes, Nasa disposes: Scientists discount meteorite killed Vellore man, Indian institute says analysis on

Scientists at the US space agency Nasahave discounted reports that an Indian bus driver in Tamil Nadu's Vellore districtwas killed by a meteorite, but Indian experts said this can only be ruled out af...


TERI sexual harassment issue: Students, alumni rebel; Pachauri to go on leave

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TERI sexual harassment issue: Students, alumni rebel; Pachauri to go on leave

There is now a second complainant alleging RK Pachauri (ex Director General), current Executive Vice Chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute, for sexual harassment.Pachauri was brought back to ...

Questionable questioning? Headley's statement naming Ishrat Jahan is nothing without context

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Questionable questioning? Headley's statement naming Ishrat Jahan is nothing without context

India woke up on Thursday to possibly the most controversial revelation by David Headley, convicted in the US for his role in the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. Headley, during his deposition, told the Mumb...

What are gravitational waves? Here's what you need to know and why you need to know about them

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What are gravitational waves? Here's what you need to know and why you need to know about them

The first-ever detection of gravitational waves, which scientists could announce on Thursday, would open a new window on the universe and its most violent phenomena.Scientists will hold a press confer...

Expecto Yay!: JK Rowling's new Harry Potter script will be out as a book in July

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Expecto Yay!: JK Rowling's new Harry Potter script will be out as a book in July

New Delhi:An original new script co-authored by J K Rowling, who has written the famed Harry Potter book series, is set to hit stores this July in the form of a book titled "Harry Potter and the ...

WATCH: Soldiers deployed at high altitude areas in Gulmarg training for avalanche rescue

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WATCH: Soldiers deployed at high altitude areas in Gulmarg training for avalanche rescue

Gulmarg:After the Siachen avalanche tragedy, where nine soldiers died on 3 February, the High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) sent out instructors to train soldiers at high altitudes in rescue missions...

WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

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WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

Geneva: The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosq...