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Of wisdom, war repercussions and affection

New Delhi , July 29

Get an accessible introduction to wisdom, read about the journey of a bank, immserse yourself into the moving story of a war's consequences and delve into the fantastical world of a bird. The IANS bookshelf has on offer a variety of volumes this weekend.

Indian scientists extend shelf-life of litchis

Patna , July 29 First, Indian scientists successfully introduced the delectably sweet and juicy litchi, till now a summer fruit, to south India, making it available in winter too. Now, another set of scientists have extended the shelf-life of the fruit from a few days to two months.

10,000 NGO registrations cancelled, foreign aid set to drop

New Delhi

Foreign funding for Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) doubled in 2014-15 over the previous year, but with 10,000 NGO registrations cancelled in 2015, foreign contributions are likely to drop, according the latest data on foreign contributions.

Neymar to lead Brazil in Rio Games

Gioania (Brazil) , July 30

Barcelona forward Neymar will captain Brazil at the Rio 2016 Olympic football tournament, the team's head coach said on Friday.

Don't take success to my head or failure to my heart: Anushka Sharma

New Delhi , July 28
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In her eight-year-long journey in the Hindi film industry so far, Anushka Sharma has tasted success with commercial hits like "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi", "PK" and the latest, "Sultan" -- and also faced failure with "Bombay Velvet" and "Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola". But the actress-producer says neither success nor failure affects her dedication.

Is data of students who applied at Delhi University being leaked?

New Delhi , July 29
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In what could be termed a possible case of data theft, private universities seem to have access to the data of thousands of students who had applied to Delhi University (DU) for at least one course, with this correspondent being one of those at the receiving end.

Rejuvenate yourself with serenity, peace in the nature's lap

Kasol (Himachal Pradesh) , July 29
A view of snow clad mountain from Kasol.
Break the monotony and get out of your hectic city life to explore the silence and solace of nature amid glorious mountain peaks. In the land of the Himalayas, there are many places to rid yourself of stress and truly search for peace.