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GODDESS PARVATI OR SHAKTI

Parvati is the daughter of the king of Parvatas, Himavan and the consort of Lord Shiva. She is also called Shakti, the mother of the universe, and variously known as Loka-Mata, Brahma-Vidya, Shivajnana-Pradayini, Shivaduti, Shivaradhya, Shivamurti, […]

Business & Economics

HONDA CEO TO STEP DOWN AMID AIR BAG CRISIS

TOKYO (TIP): Honda Motor Co hurt by falling sales and embroiled in a crisis over defective air bags is replacing its CEO. The Japanese automaker said on Tuesday that Takanobu Ito, its president and chief […]

CEMENT PRICES LIKELY TO GO UP
Business & Economics

CEMENT PRICES LIKELY TO GO UP AS RAILWAYS INCREASE FREIGHT RATES

MUMBAI (TIP): Cement prices across the country are likely to go up by Rs 3-5 per 50 kg bag following railway minister Suresh Prabhu’s proposal to increase freight rates in his maiden budget. Cement producers […]

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Business & Economics

MRC Nagar deal a shot in the arm for Tata Coffee

CHENNAI (TIP): As the property earns a rental of 65 per sq ft per month, the annual returns on investment for Tata Coffee will be 10.8%, higher than the industry average of 10% returns for […]

Business & Economics

SC okays spectrum sale

NEW DELHI (TIP): The Supreme Court on February 26 refused to stay spectrum auction in all 17 circles but told the Union government not to finalize the allotment of spectrum even if the successful bidder […]

Europe

BIG YANG THEORY: Chinese year of the sheep or the goat?

BEIJING (TIP): Sheep or goat? China‘s coming lunar new year has stirred a debate over which zodiac creature is the correct one— but Chinese folklorists dismiss the fixation on animals as missing the point. Traditional […]

US journalist Steven Sotloff kneeling next to a masked Islamic State fighter, known as 'Jihadi John.
Europe

Jihadi John aka Mohammed Emwazi – UNMASKED: ‘JIHADI JOHN’ IS IT PROGRAMMER FROM LONDON

LONDON (TIP): One if the world’s most wanted terrorist, code named “Jihadi John”, has been identified as a British national, a resident of west London. The masked ISIS killer, who has featured in several beheading videos […]

Europe

Syria refugee crisis nears ‘dangerous turning point’:UN

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): Syria‘s refugee crisis is approaching a “dangerous turning point” as nearly four million Syrians face worsening living conditions in exile, the UN refugee chief has warned. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres […]

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Europe

OWL ATTACKS TERRORIZE DUTCH TOWN

THE HAGUE (TIP): The northern Dutch town of Purmerend has advised residents to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a mysterious spate of bloody rogue owl attacks. Over the last three weeks, […]

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Europe

US wraps up Ebola military mission in Liberia

WASHINGTON (TIP): Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf paid an emotional tribute to the American people as the United States formally wound up its successful five-month mission to combat the west African nation’s Ebola outbreak. With […]

Asia

National Geographic’s ‘Afghan girl’ living in Pak on fake papers

ISLAMABAD (TIP): The famous green-eyed ‘Afghan girl’ immortalized by the National Geographic magazine on its 1985 cover has been living in Pakistan on fake documents, prompting authorities to launch a probe. Four officials were suspended […]

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Asia

Rana Bhagwandas, first Hindu chief justice of Pakistan, dies

NEW DELHI (TIP): Former acting chief justice of Pakistan Rana Bhagwandas passed away in Karachi on Monday, the country’s media reported. He was the first Hindu and the second non-Muslim head of the supreme court […]

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Asia

Afghanistan avalanche toll rises to 165 amid rescue efforts

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (TIP): The number of people killed in a massive avalanche in a mountain-bound valley in northeastern Afghanistan rose on Februayr 26 to 165 as lack of equipment and the sheer depth of snow […]

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Asia

Maldives ex-president held on terror charges

NEW DELHI (TIP): Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was arrested on terrorism charges on Sunday, almost exactly two years after he had walked into the Indian high commission, seeking refuge and creating an embarrassing situation […]

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Asia

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia

DHAKA (TIP): A Bangladeshi court on February 25 issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for failing to attend hearings on graft cases, amid growing political turmoil in the country. Judge Abu Ahmed, […]

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Asia

Myanmar rebels deny attack on Red Cross-protected refugees

YANGON, MYANMAR (TIP): Kokang ethnic rebels battling Myanmar forces in the country’s north denied several government accusations on february 23, including that they attacked a Red Cross-flagged truck that was carrying refugees fleeing fighting in […]

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United States

Obama Vetoes Keystone Pipeline: Earns kudos from environmentalists

WASHINGTON (TIP): Using third veto of his presidency, President Obama on Tuesday, February 24 rejected an attempt by lawmakers to force his hand on the Keystone XL oil pipeline and swept aside one of the first major challenges to his authority by […]

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Business & Economics

TPG invests Rs 900cr in Manipal Health

BENGALURU (TIP): Global private equity major TPG Capital Management is buying a ‘significant minority stake’ in Bengaluru-based hospital operator Manipal Health Enterprises (MHEPL) for $146 million, or a little over Rs 900 crore, the companies […]

United States

US-Israel spat intensifies over Netanyahu speech

WASHINGTON: The US and Israel escalated their increasingly public spat on February 25 over Benjamin Netanyahu‘s Republican-engineered congressional speech next week, with the Israeli prime minister accusing world powers of rolling over to allow Tehran […]

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United States

In whitewashed Boston, man sells bottled snow

WASHINGTON (TIP): Sick and tired of the more than 100 inches of snow that has buried Boston this year, a local entrepreneur is selling the stuff to those in warmer climes in a throwback to […]

United States

Indians to benefit most from sop for ‘H1-B spouses’

WASHINGTON (TIP): Kusuma’s long hard winters of discontent in America, six of them in fact, are drawing to a close. Spouse of an Indian H1-B visa professional who came with her husband to the United […]

Politics

HILLARY, JEB UNDER FINANCIAL LENS AHEAD OF ’16 PREZ RACE

WASHINGTON (TIP): Former first lady Hillary Clinton‘s presumptive bid for the White House in 2016 has run into rough weather amid allegations that the Clinton Foundation established by her husband and former president Bill Clinton […]

United States

Washington ‘tokes’ high road to pot

WASHINGTON (TIP): A city where the country’s president was once roasted for saying he smoked but“didn’t inhale” has legalized pot, marking a new high in America’s bid to decriminalize marijuana possession and use. Starting on […]

United States

Confident Obama predicts success in immigration appeal

MIAMI (TIP): President Barack Obama is urging immigrants thrown into limbo by legal wrangling to keep planning for eventual relief. He’s professing confidence that his deportation directives won’t be thrown out in court. Obama says […]