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Google unveils first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable project

San Francisco: In line with its global Cloud infrastructure expansion plans, Google has revealed its first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable project designed to bring high-bandwidth, low-latency and highly secure Cloud connections between the US and Europe. Named Dunant, after Henri Dunant, the first Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Red Cross, the cable is

Briton ‘lucky’ to survive jump from Australia waterfall

Canberra: A British man has been deemed “lucky” to be alive after jumping from a waterfall in an iconic Australian national park. Josh Jones, 25, broke his left leg in two places and dislocated his knee in addition to sustaining several facial injuries, when he jumped 30 metres from a ledge at Jim Jim Falls 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

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Three dead, many trapped in Noida twin-building collapse

Greater Noida: At least three persons have died in a twin-building collapse in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida area near the Indian capital of Delhi, police said on Wednesday. The incident in Shahberi village took place late on Tuesday, apparently due to “too much moisture in the walls of the basement and poor construction material used”, an

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Melbourne Woolworths store to allow nude photo shoot

Melbourne: Supermarket chain Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use a car park on top of one of its Melbourne stores for a mass naked photo shoot, reversing an earlier decision. In April, Woolworths turned down Mr Tunick’s request to use the location in Prahran, saying it would be too disruptive on a Saturday. An

US vows to provide security assurance to N.Korea’s Kim

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the US will provide security assurance to North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong Un, if the country could achieve denuclearisation. In an interview with Fox News, Pompeo said, “We will have to provide security assurances to be sure,” referring to the US commitment to Pyongyang’s regime security.

Musk says sorry over ‘pedo’ remark after backlash

San Francisco: Bowing to pressure from investors amid falling Tesla stock, Elon Musk on Wednesday apologised to British cave explorer Vern Unsworth whom he had baselessly called a “pedo”. “Nonetheless, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologise to Mr Unsworth and to the companies I represent as

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Three dead, many trapped in Noida twin-building collapse

Greater Noida: At least three persons have died in a twin-building collapse in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida area near the Indian capital of Delhi, police said on Wednesday. The incident in Shahberi village took place late on Tuesday, apparently due to “too much moisture in the walls of the basement and poor construction material used”, an

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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Three dead, many trapped in Noida twin-building collapse

Greater Noida: At least three persons have died in a twin-building collapse in Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida area near the Indian capital of Delhi, police said on Wednesday. The incident in Shahberi village took place late on Tuesday, apparently due to “too much moisture in the walls of the basement and poor construction material used”, an

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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Akshay, Salman among world’s highest-paid celebs

New York:Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, with earnings of $40.5 million and $37.7 million, have made it to Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2018 list, topped by former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather. Akshay, 50, and Salman, 52, are the only two Indians in the list, which was unveiled on Monday. Akshay is ranked 76th,

'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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Akshay, Salman among world’s highest-paid celebs

New York:Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, with earnings of $40.5 million and $37.7 million, have made it to Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities 2018 list, topped by former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather. Akshay, 50, and Salman, 52, are the only two Indians in the list, which was unveiled on Monday. Akshay is ranked 76th,

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Priyanka, Nick on double date

London: The Jonas Brothers — Nick and Joe — went for a double date with Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner. Their older brother Kevin was the fifth wheel at the outing. Nick, 25, and Joe, 28, went to the 34 Mayfair restaurant here on Monday with Priyanka and Sophie, along with Kevin, who is the only

My fashion sense was quite outrageous: Kangana Ranaut

I believe in taking the road less travelled: Kangana

New Delhi: Kangana Ranauts journey in Bollywood is remarkable with roles that got her National Film Awards thrice. She is now geared up for her next, “Manikarnika…”, “Mental Hai Kya” and a sports drama directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari. The actress says she is someone who has always taken on diverse roles, has broken most stereotypes

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Sridevi’s daughter Janhvi ready for her big launch

This is as close as a debut gets to a tragedy. Janhvi Kapoor is poised for her big launch. It can’t get any bigger than Karan Johar, can it now? Unless she got Sanjay Leela Bhansali to launch her, which she didn’t. Sridevi must be very happy seeing her daughter shining even before her debut.

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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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I definitely feel remorse: Roseanne Barr

Los Angeles, June 25 (IANS) TV star Roseanne Barr says she feels remorse over the Twitter rant which led ABC to cancel her sitcom “Roseanne”. Barr grabbed headlines with her racist tweets om response to a comment about Valerie Jarrett, a top former aide to former US President Barack Obama. In one tweet, she wrote: “Muslim

Food

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Try out some refreshing classic mojito twists

Known as one of the most iconic cocktails, the mojito has been stirring taste buds since early 1900s. So much so that the invigorating drink is celebrated across the world as World Mojito Day on July 11. So, why not try some refreshing twists of mojito this season. Richard Neil Irwin, Bacardi Brand ambassador for

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Celebrity chef Bal says cooking a desirable quality in men

New Delhi: Indian Celebrity chef Aditya Bal says that cooking nowadays is seen as one of the most desirable qualities in men to have. “Men cooking has become not just an accepted idea but cooking is also seen as a desirable quality to have in a man. So men cooking is a really good thing for

Mojito

Try out some refreshing classic mojito twists

Known as one of the most iconic cocktails, the mojito has been stirring taste buds since early 1900s. So much so that the invigorating drink is celebrated across the world as World Mojito Day on July 11. So, why not try some refreshing twists of mojito this season. Richard Neil Irwin, Bacardi Brand ambassador for

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Saturated foods may reduce stress coping skills

New York: If your adolescent children are in the habit of consuming saturated foods including butter, cheese, beef, pork or processed meats like salami, they are less likely to have stress coping skills in adulthood, warn researchers. People who consumed these foods, during teen age, showed alteration in areas of the brain that handle the fear

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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How Omega-3 fatty acid helps inhibit cancer’s spread

New York: While eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish, certain nuts and seeds, have been known to prevent heart diseases and arthritis, a new research, led by one of Indian-origin, showed that omega-3 fatty byproducts may also have anti-cancer effects. The new study, led by Aditi Das from University of Illinois

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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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Younger pregnant women at high risk of prenatal depression?

London: Owing to the increased pressures of social media and the pace of modern life, younger expecting mothers may be at more than 50 per cent higher risk of developing prenatal depression, than their mothers, according to a study. “The research shows that depression in today’s young women may be driven by rises in feeling overwhelmed

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How Omega-3 fatty acid helps inhibit cancer’s spread

New York: While eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish, certain nuts and seeds, have been known to prevent heart diseases and arthritis, a new research, led by one of Indian-origin, showed that omega-3 fatty byproducts may also have anti-cancer effects. The new study, led by Aditi Das from University of Illinois

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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Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70%

Toronto: Women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associated with nearly 70 per cent increased risk of diabetes as compared to men or women who worked for 30 to 40 hours a week, a study has found. Longer-working men however did not face this risk. While it is an observational study,

Travel

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Of Sisi, technology and other tales from Vienna

If only history was taught like this in our schools and historical centres. The thought hovered at the back of my mind as Sisi’s frustrations with boundaries, her passions and her need to be free unfolded in the mind’s eye during our tour of the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna with a self-guided audio commentary. A

Sport

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England outclass India by 8 wickets, clinch ODI series

Leeds: England put up a strong all-round show to thump an underwhelming India by eight wickets in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid’s triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8, despite captain Virat Kohli playing

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