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Air India has spent $1.80 bn on Boeing Dreamliner

Air India has spent $1.80 billion in acquiring 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the last three financial years. According to Minister of State (Civil Aviation) G.M. Siddeshwara, Air India has entered into a sale and lease-back arrangement for seven of its Boeing 787 aircraft. “Funding for the same has been arranged by way of

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Australia faces false imprisonment claims by Tamil asylum seekers

Over 150 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers, who were brought to mainland Australia after nearly a month Sunday, have claimed damages for false imprisonment in the high seas by the country’s authorities. As many as 157 Tamil asylum seekers are being held at Curtin detention centre in the remote north-western Australia after being flown from

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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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Air India has spent $1.80 bn on Boeing Dreamliner

Air India has spent $1.80 billion in acquiring 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the last three financial years. According to Minister of State (Civil Aviation) G.M. Siddeshwara, Air India has entered into a sale and lease-back arrangement for seven of its Boeing 787 aircraft. “Funding for the same has been arranged by way of

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Indian Billionaire Gautam Adani’s $15.5bn Australian Coal Project Approved

The Adani Group was accorded approval by the Australian government for its $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine project in central Queensland. The project in the Galilee Basin, which will become Australia’s largest coal mine, is expected to provide electricity for up to 100 million people in India “This outstanding project will drive economic growth and

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Indians prefer partner who votes

You’re not just a good citizen if you cast your vote, but also a preferred candidate for a marriage alliance, it has emerged in a survey about the importance of politics in a search for a partner. Online matrimony website Shaadi.com conducted the poll, which drew responses from over 9,600 urban youth in the age

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With 41 million obese, India third after US, China

India has been ranked third after the US and China in having the highest number of overweight people in the world according to a new study. India reportedly has 41 million obese people. India and China together represent 15 percent of the world’s obese population. The “Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity

Feature

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Napthine Government launches Study Melbourne Student Centre

The Victorian Coalition Government formally launched the new Study Melbourne Student Centre, which will enhance international students’ access to a broad suite of support and information services. Minister for Employment and Trade Louise Asher said the centre, located at 599 Little Bourke Street, provided a ‘one-stop-shop’ for international students living and studying in Melbourne. “The

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

Gifting is an art that needs to be mastered

New Delhi, Nov 1:  Gifting is part and parcel of the festive season. Ironically though, when it comes to buying a gift for the person you are usually the closest to and seem to think know the best, it becomes the biggest challenge. A recently conducted survey found that most people name their spouse as

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“I always wanted to contribute something back to India”

COMMUNITY | PERSONALITY OF THE MONTH Dr Natteri V Chandran is a doctor who migrated to Australia in 1971. After studying at Jipmer, Pondicherry, he came to train and work in Australia in the health sector. Despite having settled here, he always harboured a strong desire to give back something to India for having nurtured

Bollywood

Never a dull moment in ‘Vicky Donor’

“Vicky Donor” is an original and thoroughly engaging Bollywood comedy. The director of this movie has picked up a pertinent issue and converted it into a perky precocious and endearing romantic comedy. Indeed “Vicky Donor” is suffused with delectable plus points, not the least of them being debutant Ayushmann Khurana who seems to be born

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Leave me alone

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat is not pleased with her link-up with Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas. After being held responsible for his split from wife Melanie Griffith, she says don’t pry into her personal life. Mallika, who entered the Indian film industry in 2003 with “Khwahish”, was recorded on video dancing with the “Desperado” star during

Akshay & Junior 2

Akshay Kumar Q&A

Q: Your previous movies are much more serious than ‘Entertainment’. Do you think your fans will enjoy it? A: To be honest, I’ll do whatever my fans want me to! Even though they praised me a lot for Holiday, they said they can’t wait for Entertainment to release.  I think the key to happy fans

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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

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Have an authentic Indian experience at Indii of Brighton

When Sabby Soodan and Prakash Mahtolia opened Indii of Clare at the Clare Valley in South Australia more than a year ago, they knew the buck would not stop there. They shared a common dream: to open a restaurant. Together with another friend and business partner Jag Khairajai in the fray, the trio has made

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Meet India’s ‘Most Admired’ Chef

It is said that if Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is known for his elegant style in dishing out culinary tips on cookery shows, then Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi is known for his exuberance and signature wardrobe. But that observation apart, it is Harpal Singh Sokhi’s fusion of Indian food that has made him a force to

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Refreshing Ginger Club Opens in Melton

Rajesh Wahi has quite an eponymous reach that extends to three restaurants currently in Melbourne – Ginger Club in Broadmeadows, Ginger Club in Roxburgh Park, and Ginger Club in Melton. The food that he serves and is written about is not fusion but authentic Indian cuisines that are a product of his sound background in

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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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Have an authentic Indian experience at Indii of Brighton

When Sabby Soodan and Prakash Mahtolia opened Indii of Clare at the Clare Valley in South Australia more than a year ago, they knew the buck would not stop there. They shared a common dream: to open a restaurant. Together with another friend and business partner Jag Khairajai in the fray, the trio has made

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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

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Have an authentic Indian experience at Indii of Brighton

When Sabby Soodan and Prakash Mahtolia opened Indii of Clare at the Clare Valley in South Australia more than a year ago, they knew the buck would not stop there. They shared a common dream: to open a restaurant. Together with another friend and business partner Jag Khairajai in the fray, the trio has made

Health

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With 41 million obese, India third after US, China

India has been ranked third after the US and China in having the highest number of overweight people in the world according to a new study. India reportedly has 41 million obese people. India and China together represent 15 percent of the world’s obese population. The “Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity

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

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58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol

A total of 58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol level, a trend which is a direct result of sedentary lifestyle and over-eating, said a study. Out of 9,596 samples tested for lipid profile, LDL levels were high in 58 percent of the people whereas total cholesterol and triglycerides were high in 20-30 percent of the

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58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol

A total of 58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol level, a trend which is a direct result of sedentary lifestyle and over-eating, said a study. Out of 9,596 samples tested for lipid profile, LDL levels were high in 58 percent of the people whereas total cholesterol and triglycerides were high in 20-30 percent of the

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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Taj Mahal: A victim of man and nature

India’s tourism icon and a symbol of earthly love, the 17th century white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is a victim of both nature and man. If the monument looks sick and pale to visitors, the reason is the dry and heavily polluted Yamuna that once formed an integral part of the Taj Mahal complex.

Travel

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Air India has spent $1.80 bn on Boeing Dreamliner

Air India has spent $1.80 billion in acquiring 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the last three financial years. According to Minister of State (Civil Aviation) G.M. Siddeshwara, Air India has entered into a sale and lease-back arrangement for seven of its Boeing 787 aircraft. “Funding for the same has been arranged by way of

Sport

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Sachin Tendulkar honoured with exclusive gold coin issued by East India Company

Britain’s premium luxury goods brand East India Company has issued an exclusive legal tender gold coin worth 12,000 pound sterling in honour of Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. The rare coin has been issued in honour of Tendulkar’s remarkable career spanning 24 years. “Only 210 gold coins, each weighing precisely 200g, are being issued to

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