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Christchurch attack: NZ begins to bury victims

Christchurch: The first burials took place on Wednesday for some of the victims of last week’s Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand. According to state media, the first funerals of Syrian refugees Khaled Mustafa, 44, and his son Hamza Mustafa, 16, who died at the Al Noor mosque, took place at the Memorial Park Cemetery in

Perth man charged over huge tobacco and cigarette haul

Australian Border Force (ABF) officers have charged a 48-year-old Scarborough man after he allegedly attempted to smuggle more than a tonne of molasses tobacco, 810,000 cigarettes and other prohibited products into Western Australia inside a sea container. The value of the evaded duty on the molasses tobacco and cigarettes is more than $1.84 million, according

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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

Chowkidar Narendra Modi, PM flaunts prefix

New Delhi: A day after launching the “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign on social media,  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed the title of his Twitter account to “Chowkidar Narendra Modi”. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah followed with “Chowkidar Amit Shah” and tweeted: “The one who made cleanliness

India remains on White House ‘major’ list on drug trade

New York: India continues to remain on the White House list of countries that are “major” transit points for or producer of illicit drugs. The annual list was released on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump prepared for a global campaign against drugs at the UN later in September. The 21 countries on it include Pakistan,

Can social media tame fake news?

New Delhi: Major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are aware of the damage fake news can cause to the election process in India. But none has one simple solution to eliminate the impact that misinformation can have on millions of voters. After facing flak from the government, social media giants are in a huddle

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Christchurch attack: NZ begins to bury victims

Christchurch: The first burials took place on Wednesday for some of the victims of last week’s Christchurch terror attack in New Zealand. According to state media, the first funerals of Syrian refugees Khaled Mustafa, 44, and his son Hamza Mustafa, 16, who died at the Al Noor mosque, took place at the Memorial Park Cemetery in

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Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi held in London, in police custody

London/New Delhi:  Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been arrested in London in connection with a Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case and was sent to police custody till March 29 after being denied bail. The 48-year-old businessman was arrested from Holborn on Tuesday afternoon on behalf of Indian authorities and

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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Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi held in London, in police custody

London/New Delhi:  Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi has been arrested in London in connection with a Rs 13,500 crore PNB fraud case and was sent to police custody till March 29 after being denied bail. The 48-year-old businessman was arrested from Holborn on Tuesday afternoon on behalf of Indian authorities and

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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Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt win Zee Cine Awards

Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh, who wooed the audience with his power-packed performances in movies “Padmaavat” and “Simmba” last year, has bagged the Best Actor in a Leading Role award at Zee Cine Awards 2019. Ranveer was handed over the award here on Tuesday, for his role of Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”. After receiving

'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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Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt win Zee Cine Awards

Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh, who wooed the audience with his power-packed performances in movies “Padmaavat” and “Simmba” last year, has bagged the Best Actor in a Leading Role award at Zee Cine Awards 2019. Ranveer was handed over the award here on Tuesday, for his role of Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”. After receiving

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How Eva Green became real aerialist

Los Angeles: Actress Eva Green had fun learning the nitty-gritty to ace the role of aerial artist Colette Marchant for her film “Dumbo”. She is now an aerialist for real. “I had to train for four or five months to build a bit of muscle, because you have to be very strong as an aerialist. Your

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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 consider Modiji an inspiration: Vivek Oberoi

Mumbai: Actor Vivek Anand Oberoi, who plays the lead role in the upcoming biopic on Narendra Modi, considers the Prime Minister to be an inspiration. “I consider Modiji as an inspiration. Modiji is one of those personalities… if he decides something, if he is clear with his vision, he doesn’t fear to achieve his goal. It

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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

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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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Ah the magic of green tea

New York: Want to cut that extra flab? Drinking green tea can help reduce obesity as well as inflammation in the gut, finds a study. The findings, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, showed that mice fed a high-fat diet supplemented with green tea gained about 20 per cent less weight and had lower insulin

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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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Ah the magic of green tea

New York: Want to cut that extra flab? Drinking green tea can help reduce obesity as well as inflammation in the gut, finds a study. The findings, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, showed that mice fed a high-fat diet supplemented with green tea gained about 20 per cent less weight and had lower insulin

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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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

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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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Smoking marijuana may not affect men’s fertility: Study

New York: Men who have smoked marijuana at some point in their lives had significantly higher concentrations of sperm compared with men who have never smoked weed, according to a new research by Harvard University. The study looked at men who were seeking help at fertility clinics, not the general population. But the findings, detailed in

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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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BMW X2 sDrive20i M Sport

When the new BMW X2 first debuted in late 2017, it certainly looked the part, but it seemed to have no empty shoes to fill. Completing the BMW X-model line-up, the X2 was purpose built to fill a gap between a small car, and an even smaller car. With such a versatile array of crossovers

Travel

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Where Buddhism and ancient culture meet

Paro (Bhutan): The picturesque valley town of Paro, dotted with Bhutan’s historical and sacred monasteries like Tiger’s Nest that clings to a vertical rock cliff with a 200-foot majestic waterfall in its vicinity and wrapped in prayer flags fluttering with fresh cool breeze is far from the madding crowd – literally. Aptly called Shangri-La, it’s the

Sport

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IPL: 5 players who could be playing their last season

New Delhi: Since 2008, the yearly edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has served as a launchpad for several budding talents and it is expected that this year will also be no different. The 2019 season meanwhile, could also be the last time when fans will witness some of their favourite stars in action in

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