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This app lets you decide your own discount

This app lets you decide your own discount

Now, with the help of this shopping app, you can decide your own price for the goods you want to buy. The new app, called Compelation, allows shoppers to bid on products displayed with their approximate retail price, using an in-app slider and setting a date on the expiration of their bid offer. If the

Depp's wife summoned for smuggling dogs into Australia

Depp’s wife summoned for smuggling dogs into Australia

Actor Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard made headlines in May for allegedly smuggling their pet dogs into Australia. Heard has now been summoned to appear in court over the allegations. The 29-year-old actress was charged with two counts of illegal importation contrary to the quarantine act and one count of producing a false

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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

Ford unveils Figo Aspire with side airbags as standard feature

Ford unveils Figo Aspire with side airbags as standard feature

Udaipur (Rajasthan): American auto major Ford has unveiled its Figo Aspire for the Indian market, describing it as the country’s “most powerful, safe and compact sedan”. The car, which will hit the market in August, will challenge compact sedans like Honda Amaze, Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent. Ford India officials said the car – created

Molecular switch that creates long-term immunity found

Melbourne: A protein responsible for preserving the antibody-producing cells that lead to long-term immunity after infection or vaccination has been found, new reserach shows. The protein is essential for antibody-producing plasma cells to migrate into bone marrow, preserving them for many years or even decades. Plasma cells are created when the immune system is exposed

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US stresses important and growing relationship with India

As India replaced its top diplomat with the nation’s ambassador in the US, a day after President Barack Obama’s visit to India, Washington stressed its “important and growing relationship with India.” “I think, clearly, that’s up to the Government of India,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said when asked to comment on Indian foreign secretary

Sikh in US wins religious freedom at his Disney job

Sikh in US wins religious freedom at his Disney job

NEW YORK: A Sikh-American employee at the Walt Disney World in Florida, who was barred from working in view of guests due to his religious appearance, for seven years, has achieved a significant victory, with the company agreeing to end the segregation and accommodate his religious beliefs. Gurdit Singh had been employed as a mail

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RISKY PROPOSAL?

Once a celebrated custom, the concept of ‘arranged marriage’ seems to have devolved and attached itself to a stigma of pity and compromise. By Rahat Kapur Two weeks ago, in the name of research for my Dating Blog, I turned on my television and waited with baited breath for Nine’s new show, ‘Married at First

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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RISKY PROPOSAL?

Once a celebrated custom, the concept of ‘arranged marriage’ seems to have devolved and attached itself to a stigma of pity and compromise. By Rahat Kapur Two weeks ago, in the name of research for my Dating Blog, I turned on my television and waited with baited breath for Nine’s new show, ‘Married at First

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

Actresses now object to being objectified: Vidya Balan

Actresses now object to being objectified: Vidya Balan

For years, there have been item songs galore with double entendre lyrics and cameras capturing actresses curves. But National Award winning actress Vidya Balan says the scenario has changed, and actresses, at least in India, are in a position to avoid being objectified on screen anymore. “Time has absolutely changed,” Vidya said from Mumbai when

'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),

Actresses now object to being objectified: Vidya Balan

Actresses now object to being objectified: Vidya Balan

For years, there have been item songs galore with double entendre lyrics and cameras capturing actresses curves. But National Award winning actress Vidya Balan says the scenario has changed, and actresses, at least in India, are in a position to avoid being objectified on screen anymore. “Time has absolutely changed,” Vidya said from Mumbai when

Omar Sharif, RIP: Hollywood mourns 'incomparable' star

Omar Sharif, RIP: Hollywood mourns ‘incomparable’ star

The tragic demise of legendary actor Omar Sharif has left many in grief including Hollywood stars. Actors Antonio Banderas, Josh Gad, singer Boy George ,German director Roland Emmerich are some of the international celebrities who paid homage to the Egyptian-born star, who died of heart attack at the age of 83. Sharif, who came into

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Pallavi Sharda eyes Madhubala biopic

If actress Pallavi Sharda had a chance to feature in a biopic, she’d like it to be on the life of late Indian cine icon Madhubala. “I would like to do a biopic on Madhubala. I like her story, her life was interesting and there is romanticism in her life. I think it would be

'Bangistan' a poker face comedy: Riteish Deshmukh

‘Bangistan’ a poker face comedy: Riteish Deshmukh

Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who plays one of the leading roles in “Bangistan”, says that the film is a poker face comedy. “‘Housefull’, ‘Dhamaal’, ‘Masti’ were physical comedies having slapstick and loud humour but ‘Bangistan’ is poker face,” Riteish said. “There are a lot of films where there are extraordinary reactions to ordinary situations but in

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Alia to sing ‘Samjhawan Unplugged’ live

Young actress Alia Bhatt, whose singing talent was first showcased through “Highway”, has now used her vocal skills for a new song, “Samjhawan Unplugged”. She will sing it live. “Samjhawan Unplugged” is a melodious rendition of Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal’s “Samjhawan” from Alia and Varun Dhawan’s forthcoming movie “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”. Filmmaker Karan

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Few Melburnians Make Short Film on Dowry

The 20-minute long film is about how dowry affects women even before they get married as parents face the stress of arranging it. The film will be screened in ACMI on August 31. Gurmeet Sran, an IT professional from Punjab migrated to New Zealand about 10 years back. But he always carried with him his

Food

Beer is Delhiites' preferred googled drink

Beer is Delhiites’ preferred googled drink

Beer has emerged the most favourite drink of Delhiites, followed by wine and whiskey, according to search trends on Google. For the July 2-8 week, search trends on Google showed the highest number of alcohol-related queries on weekends in Delhi. They picked up post-dusk and peaked anytime from around midnight to early morning the following

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Chef Vikas Khanna approached for Hollywood biopic

Award-winning Michelin-starred Indian chef Vikas Khanna has been approached by a Hollywood studio to make a biopic on his inspiring journey from Amritsar to the US. Officials of the studio are said to have already paid a visit to Amritsar to do a recce of where Khanna grew up. “Yes, it’s true. A Hollywood studio

Beer is Delhiites' preferred googled drink

Beer is Delhiites’ preferred googled drink

Beer has emerged the most favourite drink of Delhiites, followed by wine and whiskey, according to search trends on Google. For the July 2-8 week, search trends on Google showed the highest number of alcohol-related queries on weekends in Delhi. They picked up post-dusk and peaked anytime from around midnight to early morning the following

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The ‘Bhut Jolokia’ – recognised as the hottest of spices

‘Bhut Jolokia’ also known as naga jolokia, bih jolokia, ghost pepper, ghost chili pepper, red naga chilli, and ghost chilli is cultivated in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. The name “Bhut Jolokiya” comes from the Bhutia tribe who used to originally bring it down to the valleys of Assam for trade. It’s

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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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Samundri Stew

This healthy, delicious Seafood Stew is one pot casserole. Quick and easy to make, ideal for cold winter nights. The herbs and spices used in this recipe aren’t overpowering and allow you to appreciate the natural flavours and textures of the flaky fish and meaty prawns. If preferred, add a dash or two of Tabasco

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

Health

Whole fat butter may control diabetes in humans

Whole fat butter may control diabetes in humans

A unique saturated fat found in fish and whole fat daily products can reverse diabetes, researchers have reported after discovering that dolphins suffering from prediabetes were cured when fed with a modified diet rich in the saturated fat. The researchers are hopeful that controlled doses of this saturated fat called heptadecanoic acid may help reverse

Battling cancer with Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that considers the mind, body and spirit when diagnosing and treating patients. It is the traditional system of medicine in India and has been practiced for 5,000 years. Ayurveda means “wisdom of life” and the system of medicine maintains that all illnesses affect both the mind and the

Viagra doesn't cause skin cancer

Viagra doesn’t cause skin cancer

Lifestyle factors, not Viagra, put users of erectile dysfunction drugs at higher risk of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, says a study. The study that involved analysis of medical records of over 20,235 men concluded that use of erectile dysfunction drugs does not cause melanoma and that the likely source of the observed

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Your chance to meet Baba Ramdev in Melbourne

For the first time, Melburnians will get to attend yoga sessions from none other than yoga guru Swami Ramdev or Baba Ramdev as he is popularly known. In Australia from April 2-13, Ramdev will hold yoga camps across three cities – Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. His Melbourne camps are scheduled for April 10-12. As one

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

Heat, light-controlling windows to become reality soon

Heat, light-controlling windows to become reality soon

Thanks to the development of new materials, smart windows which can automatically control heat and light passing through them may soon become a reality, shows research. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to engineering materials that would allow windows to allow light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block

Travel

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Beaches, hot-springs, duty-free shopping make Sanya attractive

Beach resorts are always an attraction for holiday-loving people. But if you get hot springs and duty-free shopping too in the package, the attraction becomes much larger. The Sanya beach resort in southeast China offers just that. That Sanya is getting popular among holiday-makers is evident from the fact that top-of-the-line hotel chains, many of

Sport

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I thought of quitting cricket in 2007: Tendulkar

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar revealed he was so heartbroken by India’s first round exit in 2007 World Cup that he thought of retiring from cricket. India, including Tendulkar, fared miserably against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the group stage of the One-Day International (ODI) World Cup, held in the West Indies. They managed only

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