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India okays death to rapists of children

New Delhi: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday (April 22) approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders. The President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, approved by the Cabinet on Saturday that seeks

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Ola offers free rides in Melbourne

Bengaluru: Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Thursday (April 12) announced that it has begun offering free rides in Australia’s Melbourne city as a soft launch of its services with local driver-partners. “Customers in Melbourne city can download Ola application, register for an account and book their rides,” the city-based online cab aggregator said in a statement

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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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India okays death to rapists of children

New Delhi: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday (April 22) approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders. The President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, approved by the Cabinet on Saturday that seeks

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NGV’s Van Gogh hits record 420,000 visitors

Melbourne: The National Gallery of Victoria’s Van Gogh and the Seasons has welcomed more than 420,000 visitors, making it the most popular ticketed exhibition in the gallery’s 156 year history. Van Gogh and the Seasons tops the previous record holder, the NGV’s 2015/16 summer exhibition, Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei which attracted 399,127 visitors, an official press

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Abbott ousted, Turnbull sworn in as Australia’s 29th PM

Canberra, Sep 15: Former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as Australia’s 29th prime minister on Tuesday and praised the man he ousted as a “great Australian”. He was sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and pledged his allegiance to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth-II at a hastily organised ceremony at Government House in Canberra earlier

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Berlin WWII bomb sparks mass evacuation

Berlin: A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin on Friday to allow experts to defuse a World War II bomb, police said. The area to be cleared includes Berlin Hauptbahnhof — the central railway station, an army hospital, the economy and transport ministries and the embassies of Indonesia and Uzbekistan, the BBC quoted the

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India okays death to rapists of children

New Delhi: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday (April 22) approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders. The President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, approved by the Cabinet on Saturday that seeks

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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India okays death to rapists of children

New Delhi: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday (April 22) approved an ordinance to provide death penalty for those convicted of raping girls younger than 12 years besides clearing another ordinance to confiscate property of fugitive economic offenders. The President promulgated The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, approved by the Cabinet on Saturday that seeks

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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Ranbir, Deepika dazzled ramp of ‘The Walk of Mijwan’

Mumbai: Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor set the ramp on fire at “The Walk of Mijwan” on Thursday night (April 19) flaunting the outfit designed by ace designer Manish Malhotra. The duo looked stunning as showstopper, wearing beautifully embroiders dress from the collection of Manish. Ranbir dressed in black floral embroider sherwani and Deepika

'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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Ranbir, Deepika dazzled ramp of ‘The Walk of Mijwan’

Mumbai: Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor set the ramp on fire at “The Walk of Mijwan” on Thursday night (April 19) flaunting the outfit designed by ace designer Manish Malhotra. The duo looked stunning as showstopper, wearing beautifully embroiders dress from the collection of Manish. Ranbir dressed in black floral embroider sherwani and Deepika

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Cruise, Travolta ‘fighting’ over high rank in Scientology

Los Angeles: Actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta, who are members of the Church of Scientology, are reportedly competing for a high rank. Brendan Tighe, who was a Scientologist for 30 years, claims he witnessed this rivalry where the two actors were competing for the position under leader of the church, David Miscavige, reports dailymail.co.uk. “Cruise

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Meet Banita Sandhu, Shoojit Sircar’s new leading lady

A student in London who went to India to make ads because living in London is expensive, then a big film came her way and she is on her way to stardom. Meet Banita Sandhu, who was born and brought up in Wales. Like most second generation Indians, she spoke very little Hindi and had

Akshay Kumar for Brothers

Akshay Kumar for Brothers

Why is this film important to you? This movie is very close to my heart, it means a lot to me, especially because it is a movie about Martial Arts, which makes it even more important for me. The movie is releasing in August this year, which also co-incides with me completing 25 years 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

Karan Patel to shoot consummation scene in front of wife

Karan Patel to shoot consummation scene in front of wife?

Actress Ankita Bhargava will reportedly be present on the sets of TV show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” to witness the shooting of the consummation scene between the show’s lead pair — her husband and actor Karan Patel and actress DivyankaTripathi. While Divyanka had already laid special rules to be followed during filming of the scenes, Karan’s

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Food

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Gordon Ramsay gives vegan food a try

Los Angeles: Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, who is known to criticise a plant-based diet, has decided to give vegan food a shot. Ramsay announced the news on Twitter along with an image of a vegan charred aubergine pizza, reports people.com on April 18. He captioned the image: “Going to give this vegan thing a try. Yes

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Gordon Ramsay gives vegan food a try

Los Angeles: Michelin-starred chef Gordon Ramsay, who is known to criticise a plant-based diet, has decided to give vegan food a shot. Ramsay announced the news on Twitter along with an image of a vegan charred aubergine pizza, reports people.com on April 18. He captioned the image: “Going to give this vegan thing a try. Yes

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Indian restaurants in Britain call for short-term work visas

London, Aug 23: Indian restaurant owners in Britain have called on the government to introduce short-term work visas in order to plug the shortage of curry chefs across the country, a media report said on Sunday. The owners are preparing a submission to Prime Minister David Cameron and cabinet members, which warns that 90 percent

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Eat fatty fish to cut your heart disease risk

London: Consuming fatty fish four times a week may help increase the amount of good cholesterol and prevent the risk of heart disease, finds a study. The findings showed that fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles, also known as good cholesterol, in people with impaired glucose metabolism. Morever, using

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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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

Health

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Mother’s depression can adversely affect child’s IQ

New York: When a mother’s depression goes untreated, it can negatively affect a child’s cognitive development up to the age of 16, suggests new research. The findings, published in the journal Child Development, suggest that early identification and treatment of maternal depression is key healthy growth of her children. The researchers surveyed approximately 900 healthy children

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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Mother’s depression can adversely affect child’s IQ

New York: When a mother’s depression goes untreated, it can negatively affect a child’s cognitive development up to the age of 16, suggests new research. The findings, published in the journal Child Development, suggest that early identification and treatment of maternal depression is key healthy growth of her children. The researchers surveyed approximately 900 healthy children

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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

Smartphone app may help manage mental illness

Smartphone app may help manage mental illness

Researchers have developed a smartphone app to help middle-aged and older adults self-manage their mental illness and other chronic conditions, suggests new research. First, the researchers determined the technical abilities and needs of middle-aged and older adults with serious mental illnesses using smartphones. The researchers then developed the content and modified an existing smartphone platform.

Travel

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Sun, sand and sanitation: Goa campaigns for beach hygiene

Panaji: Plastic garbage converted into flotation devices, seaweed strewn on beaches broken down into compost and art installations fabricated from bottle caps and straws littered on Goa’s beaches are the showstoppers of a 150-day-old beach cleanliness campaign in Goa. The unique beach cleanliness campaign organised by Drishti Marine, a private beach management agency, winds up on

Sport

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Three more Ugandan athletes disappear after CWG

Kampala: Three more Ugandan athletes have disappeared in Australia after the conclusion of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Charles Bakkabulindi, minister of state for sports said on Thursday (April 19) that the three did not board the plane to return home, Xinhua reported. The three who disappeared include Regan Ssimbwa, Nasir Bashir and table tennis

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