updated 4:50 PM GMT, Jan 26, 2015

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Know why rain brings that fresh, earthy smell

 Love the fresh and earthy smell of rain drops and curious to know where the smell comes from? Scientists have now identified the exact mechanism that releases this aroma into the environment.   Rain drops before hitting the ground have no smell but the moment they...

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Kashmir govt formation: what ails the PDP?

Kashmir govt formation: what ails the PDP?

Why is the Peoples Democratic Party reluctant to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir despite the fact that all other parties and the unattached newly elected Legislative members extended their support to it, weeks back? Barring the BJP, other parties and the unattached...

Health

Having heartburn for three weeks can be sign of `cancer`

A new study has recently revealed that heartburn for three or more weeks can be sign of oesophageal or stomach cancer.   A national Be Clear on Cancer campaign launch coincides with results of a new survey commissioned by Public Health England, whichreveals only one in...

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An anatomy of Pandit migration from Kashmir

An anatomy of Pandit migration from Kashmir

Frosty winter days were menacingly uncertain as it had been almost a year now that popular resistance had been gradually spreading in Kashmir. Start of January bought with it news of expanding Indian forces across the valley; pouring in since the onset of winter...

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Kashmir's winter delicacies: smoked fish, dried herbs, vegetables

Kashmir's winter delicacies: smoked fish, dried herbs, vegetables

For centuries, locals in the landlocked Kashmir Valley have relished dried vegetables, smoked fish and wild herbs to survive during the extreme winter. The tradition lives on even today. As land links with the outside world would get snapped because of heavy snowfall on the...

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Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

In the famous tourist resort Gulmarg, less than six miles from the volatile ceasefire line that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, skiers from across the world have started to camp in Afarwat, some 3,950 metres above from the sea level, for...

Sports

ICC launches 'most detailed' Fantasy League for Cricket World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the launch of the most detailed ever Fantasy League game for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, with multiple game modes and chances to bag exclusive tournament merchandise and other prizes. Cricket fans across the world can now...

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In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

Three days ahead of the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the contested Kashmir region, a group of rebels stormed an army base in a northern border town killing eleven government forces. Six militants were also killed and the operation has ended while...