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Indian Navy's all-women sailing team leaves New Zealand (Just in)
Lyttelton (New Zealand), Dec 12 (IANS) Indian Navy sailboat INSV Tarini left Lyttelton port on Tuesday morning for the next leg of its journey towards Falkland Islands after completing the second leg of its circumnavigation voyage, an official statement said.

India, Australia hold first 2+2 dialogue (Just in)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) In a bid to boost their bilateral strategic partnership keeping the Indo-Pacific region in mind and to increase defence cooperation, India and Australia held their inaugural 2+2 Foreign Secretaries and Defence Secretaries Dialogue here on Tuesday.

Six sentenced to death in TN honour killing (Just in)
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) A court in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur district on Tuesday sentenced six people to death in an honour killing.

Stop 'invoking' Pakistan, attack it: Sena tells BJP (12 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should display guts and attack Pakistan if it was indeed found "interfering" in the ongoing Gujarat elections.

It's best to steer clear of Bitcoins lest the bubble bursts (Column: Active Voice) (12 minutes ago)
By Amit Kapoor
It is impossible to make sense of the Bitcoin-mania that has been making waves of late.

Tripura man held for theft after 37 years (22 minutes ago)
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) A 58-year-old man in Tripura, wanted for two cases of theft committed 37 years ago, has been arrested, police said on Tuesday.

Mumbai City announce special section for away fans (15:04)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Mumbai City Football Club will become the first team in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) to have a dedicated section for away fans during its home matches at the Mumbai Football Arena here.

Kidney disease may up risk of diabetes: Study (15:02)
New York, Dec 12 (IANS) If you are suffering from kidney dysfunction, you may be at high risk of developing diabetes, finds a study.

Syrian opposition urges Russia to rescue UN peace talks (15:02)
Damascus, Dec 12 (IANS) The Syrian opposition has urged Russia to salvage the UN peace talks in Geneva this week by persuading the Syrian government delegation to begin direct face-to-face discussions, the media reported on Tuesday.

Ex-football team captain Gill felicitated (14:58)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Tuesday felicitated former Indian football team captain Gurdev Singh Gill for his contribution to the sport.

'Bankers may strike work against FRDI Bill' (14:58)
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) Opposing the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has said it is planning a strike if the Centre proceeds on the proposed legislation.

Chinese indulging in crime will be tried in Pakistan (14:56)
Islamabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Chinese expatriates involved in criminal activities in Pakistan will face punitive action, officials said.

SRM University wins international QS award (14:52)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Student-led innovation has brought SRM Institute of Science and Technology, formerly known as SRM University, the "Reimagine Education" award by Quacquarelli Symonds, better known as QS and famous for its annual publication of international university rankings.

Mohit Raina excited about his new period drama (14:52)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Mohit Raina, who will be essaying role of Havildar Ishar Singh in "21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897", says the upcoming television show narrates an "extraordinary story of an ordinary person".

New Mayor promises to revamp Agra (14:52)IANS Photo Service
Agra, Dec 12 (IANS) The new Mayor of Agra on Tuesday pledged to do everything to change the profile of the Taj Mahal city.

China building network of refugee camps along N.Korea border (14:34)
Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) China is quietly building a network of refugee camps along its border with North Korea, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.

'The Post' team thrilled over six Golden Globe nominations (14:34)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) Actors Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks and filmmaker Steven Spielberg are thrilled about their film "The Post" receiving six Golden Globe nominations.

Australia seeks to recruit spies to work abroad (14:34)
Canberra, Dec 12 (IANS) Australia seeks to recruit spies who are smart, observant and capable of working abroad for the country's interest, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Tuesday.

Month-long fiesta of sales at Dubai Shopping Festival (14:32)
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) Preparations here are underway to host Dubais annual citywide shopping extravaganza, offering the shopping-lover in all of us a month-long fiesta of sales, exclusive shopping experiences and extraordinary events for the whole family to enjoy.

Young designers shaping up fashion industry with new thoughts, ideas (14:32)
By Nivedita
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Padma Raj Keshri, Helena Bajaj Larsen, Mohammed Mazhar, Ayushman Mitra and Anvita Sharma along with Asit Barik are some of the young names in the design world who want to change the way fashion is perceived in India.

Decoded: What causes dementia (14:32)
London, Dec 12 (IANS) The toxic build-up of urea, a compound created by the liver, in the brain has been found as the major reason that can cause brain damage and lead to Huntington's Disease, one of seven major types of age-related dementia, finds a study.

I prefer not to follow any trends: Divya Khosla Kumar (14:24)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Filmmaker-actress Divya Khosla Kumar says that her style is not dependent on trends as she is someone who prefers not to follow that.

'Protectionism is a killer of excellence in art' (14:24)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dance in India is increasingly being affected by narrow-mindedness, an easy acceptance of mediocrity, complacency among artists, and in training and academia the tendency to value knowledge is far more than imagination, says renowned kathak exponent Aditi Mangaldas.

'LIKE' awarded best entertainment app on Google Play Store (14:24)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The 'LIKE' app, developed by Singapore-based BIGO Technology Pvt Ltd, has been awarded the best entertainment app, best social app and also featured in the most popular app category on Google Play Store, the company has said.

Want to reveal my life's truth in a book: Mahesh Bhatt (14:18)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Writer-filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says he wants to reveal the truth about his life in a book.

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