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Indian-origin lawyer in Singapore fined for drunk driving

Singapore: An Indian-origin lawyer was on Friday fined 1,600 Singapore dollars and banned from driving for a year after he pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge. Jeyendran Jeyapal, 39, a deputy senior state counsel, was found with 1.37 times the prescribed limit of alcohol while driving. He admitted having an alcoholic cocktail at a pub

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Turnbull accused of ‘humiliating’ indigenous leaders

Canberra: Australia’s indigenous leaders have accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government of “humiliating” them by refusing to establish an indigenous advisory body to parliament. Turnbull on Sunday ruled out supporting a referendum on enshrining the body in the constitution, Xinhua news agency reported. The advisory body proposal was first agreed to by delegates from 250 indigenous

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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

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Karunanidhi’s health deteriorates, crowds swell outside hospital

Chennai: DMK President M. Karunanidhi was on Monday fighting a grim battle for life as his health deteriorated, sparking concerns among DMK workers and well-wishers who started thronging the hospital where he has been warded for the last 10 days. Doctors said the 94-year-old former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s response to medical intervention over the next

Five Indian-origin men in Singapore face slashing charge

Singapore City: Five Indian-origin men in Singapore were on Friday slapped with the charge of slashing another Indian-origin man and causing severe injuries. The accused — Sharvin Raj Suraj, Haresh Shanmuganathan, Arjun Retnavelu, Victor Alexander Arumugam and Dinesh Kumar Ruvy — were charged with one count of rioting with deadly weapons. They were accused of attacking

US vows to provide security assurance to N.Korea’s Kim

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the US will provide security assurance to North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong Un, if the country could achieve denuclearisation. In an interview with Fox News, Pompeo said, “We will have to provide security assurances to be sure,” referring to the US commitment to Pyongyang’s regime security.

Indian-origin lawyer in Singapore fined for drunk driving

Singapore: An Indian-origin lawyer was on Friday fined 1,600 Singapore dollars and banned from driving for a year after he pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge. Jeyendran Jeyapal, 39, a deputy senior state counsel, was found with 1.37 times the prescribed limit of alcohol while driving. He admitted having an alcoholic cocktail at a pub

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Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric’s power to fight cancer

Bengaluru: A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (haldi), the ubiquitous kitchen spice that gives curry its yellow color. Turmeric has

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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Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric’s power to fight cancer

Bengaluru: A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (haldi), the ubiquitous kitchen spice that gives curry its yellow color. Turmeric has

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

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‘Love Sonia’ moves audience at Australian premiere

Melbourne: For a section of the audience whose perception of “Bollywood” is not devoid of song and dance sequences, Tabrez Noorani’s carefully cast “Love Sonia” turned out to be as hard-hitting as its subject — sex trafficking — at the movie’s Australian premiere here on Friday night. “Love Sonia” was the opening film of the Indian

'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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My daughter comes first, everything else secondary: Aishwarya

Mumbai: Aishwarya Rai Bachchans iconic status never comes in the way of her duties as a mother, a wife, daughter and daughter-in-law — in that order. She says she has tried to keep the atmosphere around daughter Aaradhya “as normal as possible”. Just how she manages to fulfil all her and still finds time to be

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Demi Lovato too ill to discuss rehab plans

Los Angeles:  Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato is too ill to discuss going to a rehabilitation centre. Those close to Lovato, however, believe that it is crucial for her to go to a rehabilitation centre to save her life after she became severely ill due to a drug overdose, reports TMZ. The singer is suffering from extreme nausea

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Katrina doesn’t feel she has ‘saved’ Salman’s ‘Bharat’

Mumbai: Actress Katrina Kaif, who has replaced Priyanka Chopra in Ali Abbas Zafar’s forthcoming film “Bharat”, says she doesn’t think she has “saved” the project in any way by being a part of it in the nick of time. Katrina has made a last minute entry in Salman Khan-starrer “Bharat” after Priyanka opted out of it.

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‘Love Sonia’ moves audience at Australian premiere

Melbourne: For a section of the audience whose perception of “Bollywood” is not devoid of song and dance sequences, Tabrez Noorani’s carefully cast “Love Sonia” turned out to be as hard-hitting as its subject — sex trafficking — at the movie’s Australian premiere here on Friday night. “Love Sonia” was the opening film of the Indian

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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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Kim Kardashian doesn’t feel ‘sexy’ with short hair

Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she is not enjoying her new short hair because it does not make her feel “sexy”. On her Snapchat account, Kim said: “So what do you guys think of my short hair? I’m so annoyed that I cut it. I just feel cutesy in it, like cute, no

Food

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Best tea combinations for rainy days

New Delhi: Rainy season is all fun and nothing can beat a hot cup of tea, particularly when it’s raining. So, why not try some exciting new flavours in this monsoon season? What could be better than curling up in your couch and sipping new flavours of tea! Kausshal Dugarr, Founder and CEO of Teabox.com lists

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Celebrity chef Bal says cooking a desirable quality in men

New Delhi: Indian Celebrity chef Aditya Bal says that cooking nowadays is seen as one of the most desirable qualities in men to have. “Men cooking has become not just an accepted idea but cooking is also seen as a desirable quality to have in a man. So men cooking is a really good thing for

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Best tea combinations for rainy days

New Delhi: Rainy season is all fun and nothing can beat a hot cup of tea, particularly when it’s raining. So, why not try some exciting new flavours in this monsoon season? What could be better than curling up in your couch and sipping new flavours of tea! Kausshal Dugarr, Founder and CEO of Teabox.com lists

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Saturated foods may reduce stress coping skills

New York: If your adolescent children are in the habit of consuming saturated foods including butter, cheese, beef, pork or processed meats like salami, they are less likely to have stress coping skills in adulthood, warn researchers. People who consumed these foods, during teen age, showed alteration in areas of the brain that handle the fear

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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Breakfast recipe that can make your weekend fun

New Delhi: Making breakfast is one of the favourite weekend morning activities for many because breakfast is a little late on Saturdays and Sundays. People spend enjoying it more than they do on the weekdays, and there’s something that feels so nourishing and relaxing about kicking off the two days. Chef Sujeet Singh, Executive Chef at

Health

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Indian-American researchers unleash turmeric’s power to fight cancer

Bengaluru: A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (haldi), the ubiquitous kitchen spice that gives curry its yellow color. Turmeric has

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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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Scientists develop preliminary universal influenza vaccine

New York: Scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could effectively protect mice against influenza A virus, providing a promising approach for developing universal vaccines for the infectious disease. The double-layered vaccine made with peptides, which are compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked in a chain, showed strong potential for combating influenza

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Lifestyle changes one needs to make to avoid diabetes

New Delhi: Diabetes is a chronic disease which has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugar levels. Taking a few steps towards a healthy life can make

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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How Internet can help those who self-injure

Toronto: Positive messaging through social media could be a powerful tool to help people overcome non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), a new study has found. The study, published in the journal Digital Health, suggested that those who engage in NSSI, the Internet can provide a less threatening and more anonymous information and support network, especially if individuals are

Travel

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The Grand Canyon; Where time stands still

Tusayan (Arizona): Here I was standing overlooking centuries of ancient history at one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Painted in the bright hues of orange, brown and green with the Colorado river flowing beneath it, even time stands still at the Grand Canyon. I started my journey to the South Rim of this

Sport

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Nadal maintains 1st spot in ATP rankings

Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal continued to lead the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 9,310 average points, ahead of Switzerland’s Roger Federer. Top-10 players are holding on to their positions except for South Africa’s Kevin Anderson who dropped to the sixth, elevating Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov to the fifth spot, reports

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