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Is diplomacy dead? No; Lost effectiveness? May be

New Delhi, Jan 18 Diplomacy is not dead as yet but it has lost its effectiveness to smoothen international relations and prevent conflicts and genocides in the 21st Century, according to experts.

5 general insurers to be listed, government stake to fall to 75%

New Delhi, Jan 18 In a major decision on divesting stake in state-run general insurance companies, the cabinet on Wednesday approved the public listing of 5 firms by which the government's shareholding in them would be brought down to 75 per cent.

Need for serious global response to terrorism Jaishankar

New Delhi, Jan 18 Calling terrorism the most serious threat to global security, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar on Wednesday asked for a serious global response to it.

British Foreign Secretary to hold talks with Modi

New Delhi, Jan 18 Visiting British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, has described the UK and India as natural partners.

It’s tough to survive in Bollywood Sonu Sood

New Delhi, Jan 18 Actor Sonu Sood says he has had a long and difficult journey in Bollywood.

Panasonic launches waterproof Bluetooth earphones at Rs 8,999

New Delhi, Jan 18 Panasonic India on Wednesday launched new Bluetooth sports earphones -- RP-BTS50 -- which are designed to experience clear sound while working out at the gym, cycling or running.

CPI-M condemns ‘police repression’ in West Bengal

New Delhi, Jan 18 Condemning the police firing on villagers protesting forced land acquisition in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas, the CPI-M on Wednesday asked the Mamata Banerjee government to resolve the issue through talks.

Veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari joins BJP

New Delhi, Jan 18 Veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari, 91, and his son Rohit Shekhar on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Demonetisation effect Too many vegetables, too little money (Special to IANS)

Sunil Kumar, a 31-year-old farmer in Tondala village, Kolar district, 85 km east of Bengaluru, lost Rs 300,000 in November when tomato prices crashed due to the demonetisation earlier that month and the excess supply of vegetables.

Stem cell treatment could be a proven therapy for diabetes, autism (Comment Special to...

Stem cell therapy has turned out to be a ray of hope for most patients who are trying to find a cure for incurable diseases. Researchers and experts believe India has been at the top in the development of stem cell treatment followed by several other countries like China and Japan. However, due to lack of awareness, most people don't think of stem cell therapy as an option for treating most of the incurable diseases.

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