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18 killed in Crimea college attack

Moscow: A teenage student detonated an explosive device and opened fire at a technical college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 40 others before turning the gun on himself, Russia’s investigative committee said. Investigators said 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov, a fourth year student, launched an assault against fellow students at his

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Prince Harry, Meghan land in Australia for Oceania tour

Canberra: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday to begin an official visit to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. It is the couple’s first official royal tour since getting married in May, the BBC reported. The 16-day trip coincides with the fourth Invictus Games, beginning in

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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

M J Akbar, a famous editor, who fell from the pedestal

New Delhi: From his days of being an iconic editor to the alleged sexual predator — the fall of M.J. Akbar has been sudden and steep. Caught as he was in the web of #MeToo allegations, Akbar stepped down as India’s Minister of State for External Affairs on Wednesday. In his chequered career, Akbar was spokesperson

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,

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Canada revokes Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

Ottawa: Canada has formally stripped Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship over her inaction on military violence against the countrys Rohingya Muslims. Canadian Senators on Tuesday unanimously passed a measure revoking her citizenship and declaring the treatment of Rohingyas by Myanmar’s government to be a genocide. The same actions were

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18 killed in Crimea college attack

Moscow: A teenage student detonated an explosive device and opened fire at a technical college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 40 others before turning the gun on himself, Russia’s investigative committee said. Investigators said 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov, a fourth year student, launched an assault against fellow students at his

Feature

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The infectious culinary charm of MasterChef 2018 winner Sashi Cheliah

For almost 12 years, Sashikumar Cheliah worked with the Singaporean Police Force loving the adrenalin lifestyle associated with being an Elite Police Officer. He was dealing with rescue operations, counter terrorism, kidnappings and high-profile protection in the riot police. In 2011, he moved to Adelaide and took up yet another demanding job – that of

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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The infectious culinary charm of MasterChef 2018 winner Sashi Cheliah

For almost 12 years, Sashikumar Cheliah worked with the Singaporean Police Force loving the adrenalin lifestyle associated with being an Elite Police Officer. He was dealing with rescue operations, counter terrorism, kidnappings and high-profile protection in the riot police. In 2011, he moved to Adelaide and took up yet another demanding job – that of

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 fully support #MeToo campaign: Radhika Apte

Mumbai: Actor Radhika Apte expressed her full support to the sexual harassment survivors, who are calling out their alleged tormentors under the #MeToo campaign. While interacting with the media at the launch of new collection of Daniel Wellington watches as their brand ambassador, Radhika on Wednesday hoped that the film industry would come up with an

'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),

Radhika Apte

I fully support #MeToo campaign: Radhika Apte

Mumbai: Actor Radhika Apte expressed her full support to the sexual harassment survivors, who are calling out their alleged tormentors under the #MeToo campaign. While interacting with the media at the launch of new collection of Daniel Wellington watches as their brand ambassador, Radhika on Wednesday hoped that the film industry would come up with an

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George Clooney calls himself husband of Amal

Los Angeles: Hollywood star George Clooney introduced himself to a crowd here using his wife’s name. George attended Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where he introduced himself to the star-studded crowd in a unique way, reported people.com. “Hi, I’m George and I’m Amal Clooney’s

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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Alia Bhatt excited about ‘Brahmastra’

Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt, who is busy shooting for “Brahmastra” has said the film will take cinema in India to another level. “We all are very excited for the film…I think ‘Brahmastra’ is a step ahead. It will take cinema to another level so, I am very excited for the next year,” Alia told the media

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Mel B makes furious jibe at Victoria Beckham

London: Singer Mel B made a furious jibe at Victoria Beckham during an argument over Spice Girls reunion as the group announce that the reunion tour will start in May next year. Mel B told Victoria Beckham: “F*** off, you bitch!” during a heated bust-up over the Spice Girls reunion, according to The Sun. News of

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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Beauty benefits of turmeric

New Delhi: Beyond its spectrum of providing health benefits, ever wondered what miracles turmeric powder can do as a beauty regime? This yellow spice has benefits beyond one’s imagination, feel experts. Vrunda Lotlikar, Ayurveda expert, Birla Ayurveda lists some beauty benefits of turmeric: * De-pigmentation: Application of turmeric with honey and lemon on the face for

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The infectious culinary charm of MasterChef 2018 winner Sashi Cheliah

For almost 12 years, Sashikumar Cheliah worked with the Singaporean Police Force loving the adrenalin lifestyle associated with being an Elite Police Officer. He was dealing with rescue operations, counter terrorism, kidnappings and high-profile protection in the riot police. In 2011, he moved to Adelaide and took up yet another demanding job – that of

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A whisky inspired by ‘Game Of Thrones’

Bengaluru: A “Game of Thrones” inspired whisky is here in celebration of the hit TV series. Johnnie Walker on Monday unveiled the new White Walker by Johnnie Walker in collaboration with HBO® and “Game of Thrones”. This limited-edition offering, to be available in India starting December, is inspired by the most enigmatic and feared characters on

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Ways to pack nutritious food while travelling

New Delhi: Do you travel often for work or personal reasons, and end up munching on junk? Make sure you get the best of both worlds and eat local, but with a twist — carry your power jars with you so that you don’t come home with a lot of guilt. Akshit Rungta and Naina Trehan,

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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Nutrition more important than exercise for bone strength

New York: Looking at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, researchers have found that nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. In the study, even after the exercise training stopped, the mice retained bone strength gains as long as they ate a mineral-supplemented diet, Xinhua reported. “The longer-term mineral-supplemented diet leads

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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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How countries can curb antibiotic resistance

New Delhi: The proliferation of disease-causing antibiotic resistant organisms is correlated with many social and environmental factors such as poor sanitation, unsafe water and higher corruption, a study published in the Lancet Planetary Health, has showed. The study, led by researchers from the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP), here, showed that better infrastructure

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Nutrition more important than exercise for bone strength

New York: Looking at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, researchers have found that nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. In the study, even after the exercise training stopped, the mice retained bone strength gains as long as they ate a mineral-supplemented diet, Xinhua reported. “The longer-term mineral-supplemented diet leads

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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Include 2.5 hours of physical activity per week

New York: Engaging in at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including walking, running, swimming and aerobics, may delay cognitive decline and prevent Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a new study. The results support that physical activity of at least 150 minutes per week can have benefits on cognition and dementia progression. It was seen even

Travel

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Want a power-packed vacation?

Taking a break is the best executive decision a CEO can make. Entrepreneurs and top executives are often admired for their non-stop drive and crazy hours, and the rise of entrepreneurial culture has also popularised the “earn till you burn” ethos. However, research proves that working without a break can seriously jeopardise business, health and

Sport

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FIFA announces referees for Club World Cup

Madrid: FIFA on Wednesday announced the referees who will officiate the matches of the upcoming Club World Cup set to be held in the United Arab Emirates in December. The FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 is scheduled to kick off on December 12, while the final will be played on December 22, Football’s international governing

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