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Millions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame

Paris: Hundreds of millions of euros were pledged to help rebuild the partially destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage, as flames that ripped through the Paris landmark were extinguished on Tuesday. The fire was extinguished some 15 hours after it began on Monday evening, but emergency services said they were still working to

Deer attack kills man, injures woman in Australia

Melbourne: A man was killed by a deer on a rural property in southern Australia early on Wednesday, authorities said. The animal attacked the man and a woman near Wangaratta, a town about 250km from here, according to police. The woman suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to a hospital for treatment, the BBC reported. Authorities

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Australia among top 3 choices for Indian students

Reversing the earlier trend of migration to Australia by majority of Indians, the country now continued to be one of the top three destinations of choice for Indian students due to its academic quality and education system, a senior Australian diplomat said. Though many Indian students preferred to study in Australia for migration and have

Nine-year Indian girl wins $1 million in Dubai raffle

Dubai: A nine-year-old Indian girl on Tuesday won a $1 million jackpot in Dubai Duty Free’s Millennium Millionaire, six years after she had won a luxury car McLaren Coupe in the same raffle. Eliza M’s lucky ticket was purchased by her father, identified as M. The draw took place at the Dubai International Airport. Reacting to

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More support for thousands of sexual assault survivors in Victoria

Melbourne: An extra 2,800 survivors of sexual assault across Victoria will receive crisis support and counselling as a result of a five-million dollar funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams announced the new funding during a visit to Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) today. Nineteen services

Trump renominates Indian-American for judgeship

New York: US President Donald Trump has re-nominated an Indian American prosecutor Diane Gujarati to be a federal judge. The White House announced on Monday that Trump was again sending her nomination to the Senate for confirmation as a judge of the federal court for Eastern New York that has jurisdiction over parts of New York

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Millions pledged to rebuild Notre Dame

Paris: Hundreds of millions of euros were pledged to help rebuild the partially destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage, as flames that ripped through the Paris landmark were extinguished on Tuesday. The fire was extinguished some 15 hours after it began on Monday evening, but emergency services said they were still working to

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MOVEMENT OF CHANGE

How Sarah Mandie and Priya Srinivasan are trying to mobilise change to end violence of women through the arts In 2014, two young cousins were brutally raped and hung from a tree in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This brutal assault on the young girls, aged 14 and 16, brought India once again

Gold falls, other precious metals rise

GOLD futures have extended their losses in electronic trading after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s May policy-setting meeting showed board members considered an early end to the central bank’s bond-buying program. A number of Fed officials could be willing to reduce the pace of bond purchases as early as their next meeting if the economy

Rituals, revelry on second day of Durga Puja

Kolkata: People from all walks of life and age groups Sunday thronged colourful pandals (marquees) to soak in the festivities and celebrate Mahasaptami – the second day of Durga Puja in West Bengal. The day started with the ‘pran pratistha’ ritual, where the deity is symbolically endowed with life. The ‘kola bou’, a tender banana

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MOVEMENT OF CHANGE

How Sarah Mandie and Priya Srinivasan are trying to mobilise change to end violence of women through the arts In 2014, two young cousins were brutally raped and hung from a tree in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This brutal assault on the young girls, aged 14 and 16, brought India once again

We’ll take Badals to the cleaners: Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh: Former chief minister Amarinder Singh says the ruling Akali Dal is a “17th century” outfit that has done little for Punjab and that his Congress party will take the Badals, the state’s first family, to the cleaners in the assembly polls next year. “We will certainly show the people what this (Badal) government has

Bollywood

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I always attempt to do relevant work: Madhuri Dixit

Mumbai: In a career of more than three decades, Madhuri Dixit Nene has managed to rule many hearts. The actress says she is trying to do work that is relevant to the times. Whether it was her work in “Tezaab”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Saajan”, “Beta”, “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” and “Devdas” or films like “Dedh Ishqiya”, “Gulaab

'I Love NY': This New Year is outdated

‘I Love NY’: This New Year is outdated

Film: “I Love NY”; Language: Hindi; Cast: Sunny Deol, KanganaRanaut, Prem Chopra, Tannishtha Chatterjee, NavinChowdhry; Directors: Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru; Rating: ** A commitment phobic bachelor, Randhir Singh (Sunny Deol) who is a banker in Chicago, is fed up of his humdrum life and decides to settle down in matrimony with Riya (Tannishtha Chatterjee),

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I always attempt to do relevant work: Madhuri Dixit

Mumbai: In a career of more than three decades, Madhuri Dixit Nene has managed to rule many hearts. The actress says she is trying to do work that is relevant to the times. Whether it was her work in “Tezaab”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Saajan”, “Beta”, “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” and “Devdas” or films like “Dedh Ishqiya”, “Gulaab

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Indian-origin actors creating waves on American shows

New Delhi: From Kunal Nayyar to Lilly Singh and Mindy Kaling, many actors of Indian origin are creating waves on American television shows. Here are some of them: * Kunal Nayyar: He rose to fame as Rajesh Ramayan Koothrappali or Raj on the show “The Big Bang Theory”. Kunal, a British-born Indian actor, was also

Be cautious of fake 'KBC 9' registrations: Big B

Speak more Hindi, Amitabh urges Bollywood’s new gen

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, known for his command over Hindi, hopes the new generation of Bollywood actors use the language more often instead of being highly Westernised. Amitabh, 75, is seen using proper Hindi while he interacts with the common people who participate in the reality TV game show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, the 10th season of

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I always attempt to do relevant work: Madhuri Dixit

Mumbai: In a career of more than three decades, Madhuri Dixit Nene has managed to rule many hearts. The actress says she is trying to do work that is relevant to the times. Whether it was her work in “Tezaab”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Saajan”, “Beta”, “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!” and “Devdas” or films like “Dedh Ishqiya”, “Gulaab

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Meet Sam Evans, Australia’s first doctor of tabla

Sam Evans’ love for the tabla is one that grew out of exploration. He began playing the drum kit as a six-year old and by the time he finished school was playing it professionally.  But he was nagged by an urge to discover a musical instrument that had a bit more history, complexity, and a

Salman Khan fears losing stardom

I’m not part of casting: Salman Khan on ‘Bigg Boss’

Panaji: Superstar Salman Khan has been hosting “Bigg Boss” since its fourth season and says he often gets calls from people who are interested in participating in the controversial reality show, but he doesn’t take a call on casting the contestants. The show has had actors like Tanishaa Mukerji, Armaan Kohli and Shamita Shetty. “I get

Food

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The humble idli gets a global recognition

Chennai: What, World Idli Day? The south Indian state of Tamil Nadu may be consuming millions of idlis daily but most people, chefs and hoteliers included, are unaware that a World Idli Day falls on March 30. For the last three years, March 30 has been celebrated as World Idli Day, the idea being the brainchild

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Indian female chef honoured with Michelin star

Bangkok: Chef Garima Arora, who heads the Bangkok-based Gaa restaurant, has been awarded the prestigious Michelin star. It is being claimed that she is the first Indian woman to get the honour. Feeling proud on receiving the Michelin star, Garima said: “I am humbled that Gaa restaurant has been honoured with it. I am proud of

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World Italian Cuisine Week gets underway

Rome: The third Italian Cuisine Week to promote high-quality Italian cuisine and authentic agri-food products internationally kicked off on Monday and will run through Sunday, the foreign ministry said in a statement. The event is aimed at boosting “quality, sustainability, food safety, right to food, education, identity, territory and biodiversity… regional tourism, Italian food and wine

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The humble idli gets a global recognition

Chennai: What, World Idli Day? The south Indian state of Tamil Nadu may be consuming millions of idlis daily but most people, chefs and hoteliers included, are unaware that a World Idli Day falls on March 30. For the last three years, March 30 has been celebrated as World Idli Day, the idea being the brainchild

Burger King Keen to Replicate its Indian Vegetarian Menu Globally

Burger King Keen to Replicate its Indian Vegetarian Menu Globally

Global fast-food giant Burger King, which especially created vegetarian options in the country to suit the Indian palate, is keen to introduce them in other vegetarian-friendly markets like the United Kingdom. Burger King India introduced as many as six vegetarian snacks, sandwiches and entry-level burgers in the menu when it started in November 2014. “Looking

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Aangan at Derrimut, quite an epitome of India

Sometimes, a restaurant is a classic product of a country. Take Aangan at Derrimut where chef-cum-proprietor Sumit Malhotra has pulled every stop to highlight India through the cuisines, décor, taste, sights and sounds. Founded largely on the premise of “highlighting the best of India to Australia,” Sumit’s second venture has created quite a buzz. His

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Treat your sweet tooth with these dessert recipes

Be it festivals or any special occasion, they are incomplete without sweets and desserts. Here are a few recipes to treat your family and friends with some home-made delights. Dubai Tourism has shared recipes by Chef Gabriele Kurz of Madinat Jumeirah and Chef Ali El Bourji of Ayamna, Atlantis to make the festivities and occasions even

Health

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Iodised salt not necessarily be good for health

Agra:While universal iodisation of salt helped control iodine deficiency disorders, it could be increasing the risk of high blood pressure — a leading cause of heart ailments — especially in the elderly, says retired Col Rajesh Chauhan, in his latest book. The book, titled “Could universal iodisation of salt be the chief cause of hypertension

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Wonder benefits of coconut oil

New Delhi: Ever wondered about the different ways in which coconut oil can be used? This marvel oil has been used in India for generations for a variety of reasons because of its different health benefits. Doctor Priyanka Sampat, Ayurveda expert at Birla Ayurveda lists down some benefits. * Natural moisturiser: Coconut oil is used to

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Iodised salt not necessarily be good for health

Agra:While universal iodisation of salt helped control iodine deficiency disorders, it could be increasing the risk of high blood pressure — a leading cause of heart ailments — especially in the elderly, says retired Col Rajesh Chauhan, in his latest book. The book, titled “Could universal iodisation of salt be the chief cause of hypertension

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Add a protein twist to your fitness regime

New Delhi: The right amount of protein intake always goes hand-in-hand with a strict fitness regime to remain hale and hearty, suggest experts. Losing out on the required protein intake leads to a number of adverse effects, including muscle breakdown, weakness, fatigue and premature hair loss. In fact, the increasing incidence of many of the physical

Mouth Ulcers

Question: Mr.B: Dear Raj, I have been reading your articles regularly and thought if Homeopathy can help my 10 yrs old son with mouth ulcers. He has been getting them frequently since last few months. Typically they are on the inner side of his lower lip and each time it may last for approximately 10

Lifestyle

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MOVEMENT OF CHANGE

How Sarah Mandie and Priya Srinivasan are trying to mobilise change to end violence of women through the arts In 2014, two young cousins were brutally raped and hung from a tree in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This brutal assault on the young girls, aged 14 and 16, brought India once again

Travel

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Kumbh: At peace in the madding crowd

Prayagraj: It is the largest spiritual, cultural and religious congregation of its kind and attracts crores of devotees from India and abroad at the Sangam – the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mythical Saraswati. The historic city of Praygaraj, which was recently renamed from Allahabad, is witnessing the coming together of saints,

Sport

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Virat Kohli is still learning as skipper: Katich

Kolkata: Virat Kohli is still learning as a captain, feels former Australia batsman Simon Katich ahead of his team Kolkata Knight Riders’ clash with the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. RCB and India skipper Kohli has cut a forlorn figure more often than not in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this

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