Research needed to locate the mythological Saraswati River: Uma Bharti

The mythological Saraswati has been linked to the Himalayan rivers like Yamuna in the east and Sutlej in the west


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Forbes rates Dhoni as fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth

India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth, according to Forbes Magazine.


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Dalits who defied all odds

“The heart rendering stories of success in this book offer possibilities on how we may eradicate inequalities that exist in our social fabric,” says iconic business leader Keshub Mahindra.


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Pandits denied their rights as Islamists hold state hostage

what is important is India as it was meant to be — a secular republic where the law of the land is supreme and religion is a matter of personal faith. If such an India “hurts the religious sentiments” of Muslim fanatics, they are welcome to keep the hurt to themselves. It’s not for the rest of India to apply salve on their manufactured hurt.


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Graphic: Gaza at war

Operation Protective Edge is seeing an increasing number of rockets fired from Gaza ever deeper into Israel. Here’s a look at how it compares with past Israel-Palestinian conflicts.


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Ever wish for a swimming pool? This lake just showed up in the Tunisian desert three weeks ago

“Some say that it is a miracle, while others are calling it a curse,” journalist Lakhdar Souid told France 24.


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Mysterious lake appears in the middle of Tunisian desert

A mysterious lake recently appeared in the middle of the Tunisian desert.


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Pro-ISIS stir a disturbing trend in Valley: Separatists

"We fear this may put our lives at risk since the ISIS leader is targeting the Shias, besides Islamic shrines and monuments," said Mirza Hussian, a resident of the old city in Srinagar.


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Jihadist ultimatum sparks Christian exodus from Iraq's Mosul

As militants attempted to break government defences in strategic areas and edge closer to Baghdad, Christians joined hundreds of thousands of Shiite and other refugees into Kurdistan.


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My View of Fiji Islands

Fiji is also the land of the toils & tears, struggles and sweat, bondages & bloods, pains & hardships, endurance and industry, achievements and triumphs of the characteristic indomitable Indian spirit of adventure of a great people, we now recall as the Indian girmitias.


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Excavations throw light on early inhabitants of Delhi

The ring well clearly indicates that the water distribution system in the Mauriyan period was similar to that of the modern system


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A quarter of India's land is turning into desert - Javadekar

About a quarter of India's land is turning to desert and degradation of agricultural areas is becoming a severe problem, the environment minister said


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India unable to contact 40 nationals in Iraq

The Indian government has not been able to make contact with 40 Indian construction workers in the Iraqi city of Mosul, with one leading Indian newspaper reporting that they have been kidnapped.


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Massive Protest held at Chennai condemning the arrest of RSS Functionaries at Ramanathapuram

Demanding departmental action against the Ramanathapuram DSP who arrested 350 RSS leaders and workers when the Sangh Prayer was recited during a Prant Baitak of Dakshin Tamilnadu on June 14, over 700 members of various Hindu organizations and BJP workers participated in a protest demo in Chennai on Monday evening.


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A Strong India Can Ensure We Help Neighbours: PM Modi in Bhutan

Thimpu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Bhutan on his first foreign visit since taking office, today said "A strong and stable India is needed to ensure we can help our neighbours."


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Pakistan Resumes Air Strikes With Operation Called 'Strike of The Prophet's Sword'

Miranshah, Pakistan: Pakistani fighter jets resumed air strikes in North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a major military operation to flush insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan.


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Militants Claim Mass Execution of Iraqi Soldiers

Baghdad: Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant boasted on Twitter that they had executed 1,700 Iraqi government soldiers, posting gruesome photos to support their claim.


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Large Protests in Uttar Pradesh After Cops Shot on Duty

Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh: After two policemen were gunned down on duty in Uttar Pradesh, angry protesters have blocked a major highway in the district of Firozabad, 285 km from the state capital of Lucknow.


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Despite a Shadow, Messi Simmers in Argentina's Cup Debut

Argentina defeated Bosnia and Herzegovina 2-1 in a game that seemed a microcosm of Messi's Argentina career, in which he has for years been his country's best player but rarely its favorite.


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Preity Had Emailed Ness, Warning Him Not to Misbehave With Her

Mumbai: The Marine Drive police have decided to record actress Preity Zinta's statement once again in connection with the FIR that she had filed against her ex-boyfriend and business tycoon Ness Wadia on Thursday night. They have got in touch with her lawyer as the actress is not in the country.


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