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Woman arrested over alleged strawberry contamination

Sydney: A woman has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the alleged contamination of strawberries in Queensland, police said on Sunday. The 50-year-old woman, who has not been identified, will appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday after being charged on Sunday evening, according to a statement by Queensland police. Police will allege

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Woman arrested over alleged strawberry contamination

Sydney: A woman has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the alleged contamination of strawberries in Queensland, police said on Sunday. The 50-year-old woman, who has not been identified, will appear at the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday after being charged on Sunday evening, according to a statement by Queensland police. Police will allege

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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

Pakistan arrests 12 Indian fishermen

Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have detained 12 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the country’s maritime boundary, security officials said on Sunday. The Maritime Security Agency (MSA) said two boats of the fishermen were also seized, adding that the Indian fishermen were involved in illegal fishing in Pakistani water, Xinhua reported. The arrested fishermen were handed over to

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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Khashoggi died in fight at consulate, admits Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of a physical altercation inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabian official media reported on Friday. Two senior Saudi officials have been fired over the incident. Khashoggi was last seen on October 2 when he entered the consulate to obtain documents he needed to wed his Turkish

Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame

Toronto: A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country’s biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The British Columbia-based Peter Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company of great Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business. Dhillon is

Feature

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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

On the Facebook page of One & Half, you will see photos of quotes on life which instantly draw likes from patrons. For chef and owner Ayanav Eddie Dhar, that is a drill he likes to follow as he sets up his day. The writings on the wall convey beautiful thoughts. “Sometimes you see something

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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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

On the Facebook page of One & Half, you will see photos of quotes on life which instantly draw likes from patrons. For chef and owner Ayanav Eddie Dhar, that is a drill he likes to follow as he sets up his day. The writings on the wall convey beautiful thoughts. “Sometimes you see something

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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Deepika, Ranveer head to Italy for their wedding

Mumbai: Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh were all smiles and were twinning in white as they left for Italy for their wedding in the picturesque Lake Como next week. The actors were seen leaving the Mumbai airport here, wading through the paparazzi. Deepika, unperturbed by the crowd, smiled her way to the entry gate

'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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Deepika, Ranveer head to Italy for their wedding

Mumbai: Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh were all smiles and were twinning in white as they left for Italy for their wedding in the picturesque Lake Como next week. The actors were seen leaving the Mumbai airport here, wading through the paparazzi. Deepika, unperturbed by the crowd, smiled her way to the entry gate

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Chris Hemsworth shares glimpses of his India trip

Ahmedabad: Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth, who is in India to shoot Netflix thriller “Dhaka”, has shared some behind-the-scenes glimpses from on and off the sets. The Avengers star, popular for his portrayal of Thor, shared three Instagram Stories showcasing tidbits from his India diaries. He landed in India a week ago but began shooting for the

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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It’s a wrap for Ranveer, Sara’s ‘Simmba’

Mumbai: Director Rohit Shetty has completed the shooting of his upcoming film “Simmba”– a remake of the Telugu hit “Temper”. On the last day of the schedule, the cast and crew including Rohit and actress Sara Ali Khan became emotional and penned the heartfelt posts on Instagram. Thanking her “advisor” Rohit and co-actor Ranveer Singh, Sara

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Spice Girls add new dates to upcoming tour

London: Iconic girl band Spice Girls have added four new dates to its highly anticipated reunion tour due to “phenomenal demand” from fans. Tickets went on sale for the girls’ Spice World tour on Saturday morning, with the iconic girlband delighting fans by adding four new dates in Manchester and London. They will now perform two

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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Treat your sweet tooth with these dessert recipes

Be it festivals or any special occasion, they are incomplete without sweets and desserts. Here are a few recipes to treat your family and friends with some home-made delights. Dubai Tourism has shared recipes by Chef Gabriele Kurz of Madinat Jumeirah and Chef Ali El Bourji of Ayamna, Atlantis to make the festivities and occasions even

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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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Spooky dishes to try this Halloween

New Delhi: As Halloween is round the corner, everyone is geared up to try on their ghostly attires, groove, and growl at theme parties and have the time of their lives. If youre planning to host a spooky party of your own, apart from scary costumes, scarier makeup, eerie decorations and a copious amount of fake

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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

simple-coconut-macaroons

Treat your sweet tooth with these dessert recipes

Be it festivals or any special occasion, they are incomplete without sweets and desserts. Here are a few recipes to treat your family and friends with some home-made delights. Dubai Tourism has shared recipes by Chef Gabriele Kurz of Madinat Jumeirah and Chef Ali El Bourji of Ayamna, Atlantis to make the festivities and occasions even

Health

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Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk

London: A vegan diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds, with few animal products, is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. The study explored that vegan diet is associated with improved psychological well-being in addition to reduction in the risk factors for Type-2 diabetes, and heart diseases. For the study,

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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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Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk

London: A vegan diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds, with few animal products, is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes. The study explored that vegan diet is associated with improved psychological well-being in addition to reduction in the risk factors for Type-2 diabetes, and heart diseases. For the study,

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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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How to make your home festive ready

New Delhi: Every corner of the house defines a part of your personality through the designs, colours and artifacts in that space and therefore keeping it clean and healthy is a matter of concern. Festivals are the time when the intensity of cleaning needs to gain momentum so do it smartly. Abhay Kumar, Chief Scientific Officer

Travel

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Casinos or not, Macao is a place to remember

Macao (China): Macao is not only about gambling, casinos and luxury entertainment. Its Portuguese past mingles with the present to create a unique architecture, history and culture that is mesmerising. Since becoming the Macau Special Administrative Region of China in 1999, the “Las Vegas of the East” has taken special care to boost tourism through new

Sport

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3rd T20I: India edge past West Indies in last ball thriller

Chennai: A brilliant batting display from Shikhar Dhawan (92) and Rishabh Pant (58) helped India edge past West Indies by six wickets in a last ball thriller in the final match of the Twenty20 International series here on Sunday. With this win, India completed a whitewash in the three-match series. After two quick wickets, Dhawan and

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