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US stresses important and growing relationship with India

As India replaced its top diplomat with the nation’s ambassador in the US, a day after President Barack Obama’s visit to India, Washington stressed its “important and growing relationship with India.” “I think, clearly, that’s up to the Government of India,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said when asked to comment on Indian foreign secretary

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Sydney siege hostage killed by police bullet ricochet

One of the two hostages who died during the siege of a cafe in Sydney Dec 15 fell to police bullets that ricocheted from hard surfaces into her body, one of the investigators of the incident said. Katrina Dawson, a 38-year-old lawyer and mother of three, and cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34, lost their lives

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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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US stresses important and growing relationship with India

As India replaced its top diplomat with the nation’s ambassador in the US, a day after President Barack Obama’s visit to India, Washington stressed its “important and growing relationship with India.” “I think, clearly, that’s up to the Government of India,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said when asked to comment on Indian foreign secretary

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Sydney Australia’s fastest growing property market

Sydney, Feb 3: Sydney became Australia’s strongest property market with the median dwelling price reaching 723,000 Australian dollars at the end of January, representing an annual growth of 13 percent, revealed a survey. The CoreLogic RP Data report said the median price for homes in Melbourne rose seven percent to 561,000 Australian dollars, with houses

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US stresses important and growing relationship with India

As India replaced its top diplomat with the nation’s ambassador in the US, a day after President Barack Obama’s visit to India, Washington stressed its “important and growing relationship with India.” “I think, clearly, that’s up to the Government of India,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said when asked to comment on Indian foreign secretary

obama-modi

US stresses important and growing relationship with India

As India replaced its top diplomat with the nation’s ambassador in the US, a day after President Barack Obama’s visit to India, Washington stressed its “important and growing relationship with India.” “I think, clearly, that’s up to the Government of India,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said when asked to comment on Indian foreign secretary

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US stresses important and growing relationship with India

As India replaced its top diplomat with the nation’s ambassador in the US, a day after President Barack Obama’s visit to India, Washington stressed its “important and growing relationship with India.” “I think, clearly, that’s up to the Government of India,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said when asked to comment on Indian foreign secretary

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

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

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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Pallavi Sharda eyes Madhubala biopic

If actress Pallavi Sharda had a chance to feature in a biopic, she’d like it to be on the life of late Indian cine icon Madhubala. “I would like to do a biopic on Madhubala. I like her story, her life was interesting and there is romanticism in her life. I think it would be

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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

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Pallavi Sharda eyes Madhubala biopic

If actress Pallavi Sharda had a chance to feature in a biopic, she’d like it to be on the life of late Indian cine icon Madhubala. “I would like to do a biopic on Madhubala. I like her story, her life was interesting and there is romanticism in her life. I think it would be

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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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Chef Vikas Khanna approached for Hollywood biopic

Award-winning Michelin-starred Indian chef Vikas Khanna has been approached by a Hollywood studio to make a biopic on his inspiring journey from Amritsar to the US. Officials of the studio are said to have already paid a visit to Amritsar to do a recce of where Khanna grew up. “Yes, it’s true. A Hollywood studio

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Chef Vikas Khanna approached for Hollywood biopic

Award-winning Michelin-starred Indian chef Vikas Khanna has been approached by a Hollywood studio to make a biopic on his inspiring journey from Amritsar to the US. Officials of the studio are said to have already paid a visit to Amritsar to do a recce of where Khanna grew up. “Yes, it’s true. A Hollywood studio

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KFC gets hotter with Assam hot chillies in India

KFC is now hotter and spicier! After playing with various chillies, the quick service restaurant has now introduced an option with one of the hottest naturally grown chillies called Bhut Jolokia from Assam. The new Flaming Crunch Chicken is the signature KFC crispy, juicy chicken with a unique new recipe prepared with Bhut Jolokia. “We

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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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Allergic to food allergens?

Researchers have identified the level of five of the most common food allergens which would cause a reaction in the most sensitive 10 percent of people. The five foods they considered were — peanut, hazelnut, celery, fish and shrimp. Between 1.6 and 10.1 milligrams of hazelnut, peanut and celery protein produced a reaction in the

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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Allergic to food allergens?

Researchers have identified the level of five of the most common food allergens which would cause a reaction in the most sensitive 10 percent of people. The five foods they considered were — peanut, hazelnut, celery, fish and shrimp. Between 1.6 and 10.1 milligrams of hazelnut, peanut and celery protein produced a reaction in the

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Allergic to food allergens?

Researchers have identified the level of five of the most common food allergens which would cause a reaction in the most sensitive 10 percent of people. The five foods they considered were — peanut, hazelnut, celery, fish and shrimp. Between 1.6 and 10.1 milligrams of hazelnut, peanut and celery protein produced a reaction in 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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Building smart cities is challenging but doable

Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu asked the states to be ready to make their cities and towns “smart” under the central government’s initiative of building 100 smart cities. Addressing a meet ‘Consultation workshop with states and stakeholders’ organised by his ministry to take states on board before launching the smart cities initiative, Naidu sought

Travel

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Air India to cut expenses by Rs.1,400 crore

In order to maintain a healthy balance sheet, state-owned passenger carrier Air India plans to cut its total expenses by Rs.1,400 crore in the coming financial year. In a circular issued to all employees, the flag carrier plans to stop hiring all non-essential staff, curbing transfers, field visits and holding meetings and conferences in five

Sport

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ICC launches World Cup 2015 app

The International Cricket Council (ICC), in partnership with Reliance Communications, launched the official World Cup 2015 app, now available for free download from the App Store and Google Play. The app will have unique features and has been designed to enhance user experience of the World Cup. It will allow everyone to keep themselves up-to-date

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