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Naman Ojha selected for the India Test team in England

Riding on stellar form, Madhya Pradesh wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha has been selected for the Indian Test squad that is currently touring England for the five-match Investec Test.

Hrithik Roshan rubbishes rumours of Rs. 400 crore alimony for Sussanne

Rubbishing media reports suggesting that Sussanne Roshan had demanded an alimony of Rs. 400 crore from her estranged husband, Hrithik Roshan tweeted, "Fabricated news articles. Demeaning my loved ones."

Kolkata losing pride, trams rumbling into history

Once upon a time, trams enhanced the beauty of Kolkata, however, sooner they are going to be rumbled into history books due to growing transportation needs of the fastest growing population.

8 popular messenging apps that will make socializing easy for you

Often blamed by telecom operators for the death of the SMS, messaging apps gained prominence around the world rather quickly, and continue to dominate app stores. And analysts at Macquarie [a global financial services provider] have estimated that the global user base of messaging apps will grow to 2.9 billion users in 2017 from 1 billion-plus currently.

Lucky dog! Now, an exclusive eatery for strays in Rajasthan

Moved by the plight of stray dogs and inspired by religious beliefs, a group of people in Barmer, Rajasthan has started a unique eatery to feed canines without owners. The food is served in a separate plate for dogs. Some sweets are also served daily with food.

Coming soon: a smartphone with a four-day battery life

Thanks to the smartphone’s status as the Swiss army knife of the average consumer’s digital life, battery life is fast becoming the number one feature that people look for when choosing a handset.

From Japan to US to Russia, Modi will speak in Hindi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to choose Hindi over English when he speaks to world leaders over the next few months and addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the end of September.

You have to sell your house to make movies with social cause: Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn says, "Film-making has become so expensive that if you want to make a movie for social good, you’ll have to sell your house. Films are not for messages, but for enjoyment, so you will have to make an entertainer and put a message in it."

Natwar Singh drops book bomb, says Rahul made Sonia refuse PM job

Congress president Sonia Gandhi refused her party's offer to be the prime minister in May 2004 because her son Rahul 'put his foot down', former foreign minister K Natwar Singh has said. Poll: Do you trust Natwar Singh's allegations?

Ebola discoverer says 'would happily sit next to infected person on train'

The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train.

CWG 2014: 4 Indian wrestlers settle for silver; women's hockey team crashes out

India started the day with a possibility of four gold medals from wrestling with Satywart Kadian, B Bajrang, Lalita and Sakshi Malik reaching finals. But as the day progressed India’s hopes ran dry as all of them lost one-sided bouts to settle for silver.

Chicken could make you resistant to antibiotics, finds new study

A new study released by the Centre for Science and Environment said  'large-scale and indiscriminate' use of antibiotics in poultry industry might be 'strongly linked' to growing antibiotic resistance in Indians.

A billion dollar bet: Seven reasons why Flipkart is hot in the market

It is not really a coincidence when Amazon.com announces that it would invest $2 billion (Rs 12,000 crore) in India exactly a day after Flipkart announces it has raised a record $1 billion in the latest round of funding. Read: Amazon to invest $2 billion more in India

Bungalow that 'spells doom' for CMs: Harish Rawat refuses to move in

Official chief minister's residence on the New Cantonment Road in Dehradun lies vacant. Chief minister Harish Rawat operates from the state guest house which has been converted to his official residence. 

Linked in: Terror suspects call up Pakistan from jails in Bengal

Members of terror groups such as IM and LeT regularly make phone calls and video calls to associates outside, using applications such as Skype, to their counterparts in Pakistan, a source told HT.

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