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Labour pledges $ 175 million to duplicate Thompsons Road

The Victorian Labour Party has taken the initiative towards the improvement of infrastructure once again. It has announced it will ensure Thompsons Road is duplicated, between East Link and Clyde Road in Cranbourne, the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, announced. Mr Andrews joined Shadow Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan, State Member for Cranbourne, Jude

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Labour pledges $ 175 million to duplicate Thompsons Road

The Victorian Labour Party has taken the initiative towards the improvement of infrastructure once again. It has announced it will ensure Thompsons Road is duplicated, between East Link and Clyde Road in Cranbourne, the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, announced. Mr Andrews joined Shadow Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan, State Member for Cranbourne, Jude

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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 to host World Junior Chess Championship

Giving a further fillip to the game of Kings and Queens among the country’s youth, India will be hosting the World Junior Chess Championship and the Asian Youth Chess Championship this year. The world event (boys and girls) will be held at Pune Oct 5-20 while the Asian meet for Under-14, 16 and 18 will

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Labour pledges $ 175 million to duplicate Thompsons Road

The Victorian Labour Party has taken the initiative towards the improvement of infrastructure once again. It has announced it will ensure Thompsons Road is duplicated, between East Link and Clyde Road in Cranbourne, the Leader of the Opposition, Daniel Andrews, announced. Mr Andrews joined Shadow Minister for Roads, Luke Donnellan, State Member for Cranbourne, Jude

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Indians prefer partner who votes

You’re not just a good citizen if you cast your vote, but also a preferred candidate for a marriage alliance, it has emerged in a survey about the importance of politics in a search for a partner. Online matrimony website Shaadi.com conducted the poll, which drew responses from over 9,600 urban youth in the age

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Jadoo TV Scam – Jadoo TV Was Stealing TV Signals and Streaming Pirated TV Channels

Jadoo TV Was Stealing TV Signals and Streaming Pirated TV Channels Hyderabad Cyber Crime police has arrested of 4 people in charge for illegally stealing tv signals and streaming TV channels illegally in the name of Jadoo TV (A Pearl Technology Venture) Pearl Technologies Venture, Jadoo TV was providing 115 Indian TV channel service to

Feature

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Back from Miss India World Pageant, Swetha Raj is upbeat

Back from the Miss India Worldwide pageant held in Dubai, Melbourne’s Swetha Raj who represented Australia, might not have bagged the crown but she is back with a renewed energy and positive experiences. With over 45 contestants taking part in one of the oldest pageants, the Miss India Worldwide, Raj says the competition was fierce

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

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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

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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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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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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Vidya Balan Adds Spark to Melbourne’s Autumn

When Vidya Balan addressed the press this month to announce the launch of the 2014 Indian Film Festival Melbourne program from May 1-11, one thing that came up again and again was how much she felt at home in Melbourne. Platitudes are common with actors and politicians but Bollywood actor Balan is far from sounding

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Akshay Kumar Instils Values In His Son

We all know Akshay Kumar as an acting superstar, global ambassador to Indian cinema and prolific on-screen action hero to audiences around the world. Off-screen, Akshay is equally as much of a hero to his beloved son, Aarav, in whom Akshay is said to be actively instilling his strong values of discipline, punctuality and respect.

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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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Refreshing Ginger Club Opens in Melton

Rajesh Wahi has quite an eponymous reach that extends to three restaurants currently in Melbourne – Ginger Club in Broadmeadows, Ginger Club in Roxburgh Park, and Ginger Club in Melton. The food that he serves and is written about is not fusion but authentic Indian cuisines that are a product of his sound background in

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Meet India’s ‘Most Admired’ Chef

It is said that if Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is known for his elegant style in dishing out culinary tips on cookery shows, then Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi is known for his exuberance and signature wardrobe. But that observation apart, it is Harpal Singh Sokhi’s fusion of Indian food that has made him a force to

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Refreshing Ginger Club Opens in Melton

Rajesh Wahi has quite an eponymous reach that extends to three restaurants currently in Melbourne – Ginger Club in Broadmeadows, Ginger Club in Roxburgh Park, and Ginger Club in Melton. The food that he serves and is written about is not fusion but authentic Indian cuisines that are a product of his sound background in

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Barbecued food linked to dementia

Eating barbecued, grilled or fried meat could increase the risk of being struck down by dementia, scientists have discovered. Research by US experts suggests that compounds called advanced glycation end products, or Ages, suppress an anti-ageing enzyme known as Sirt1. Protein-rich foods that are cooked at very high temperatures raise the level of these harmful

Entrepreneur Brings Michelin Style Degani To Camberwell

After catapulting a few restaurants to the spotlight in the leafy green suburb of Eltham and Boxhill, entrepreneur and chef Himan Chawla is now making his presence felt at Camberwell. He has taken the licence for Degani Café along busy Riverside Road and added his personal touch to everything. The result: great coffees combined with

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Grilled Masala Atlantic salmon

A good recipe with a perfect combination of healthy and a delicious super meal! We all know the health benefits of Salmon. This type of fish has more nutritional benefits than one thinks! Salmon, especially the Atlantic variant, is high in protein, anti-oxidants, Vitamin A, vitamin B, calcium, potassium and essential fatty acids. Salmon has

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Gaylord At Tattersalls Lane Stands The Test Of Time

Amid the buzzling sound, spice and smell of China Town in the heart of Melbourne, one Indian restaurant has stood the test of time faithfully and bravely serving curries in a pocket where dumplings and noodles rule the roost. But Gaylord, established in 1985, is an institution in itself as The Age rightly described standing

Health

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58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol

A total of 58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol level, a trend which is a direct result of sedentary lifestyle and over-eating, said a study. Out of 9,596 samples tested for lipid profile, LDL levels were high in 58 percent of the people whereas total cholesterol and triglycerides were high in 20-30 percent of 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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58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol

A total of 58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol level, a trend which is a direct result of sedentary lifestyle and over-eating, said a study. Out of 9,596 samples tested for lipid profile, LDL levels were high in 58 percent of the people whereas total cholesterol and triglycerides were high in 20-30 percent of the

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58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol

A total of 58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol level, a trend which is a direct result of sedentary lifestyle and over-eating, said a study. Out of 9,596 samples tested for lipid profile, LDL levels were high in 58 percent of the people whereas total cholesterol and triglycerides were high in 20-30 percent of 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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Taj Mahal: A victim of man and nature

India’s tourism icon and a symbol of earthly love, the 17th century white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is a victim of both nature and man. If the monument looks sick and pale to visitors, the reason is the dry and heavily polluted Yamuna that once formed an integral part of the Taj Mahal complex.

Travel

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Taj Mahal: A victim of man and nature

India’s tourism icon and a symbol of earthly love, the 17th century white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, is a victim of both nature and man. If the monument looks sick and pale to visitors, the reason is the dry and heavily polluted Yamuna that once formed an integral part of the Taj Mahal complex.

Sport

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Saina wins Australian Open

Indian top shuttler Saina Nehwal drubbed Spain’s Carolina Marin to clinch the women’s singles title of the Australian Badminton Open, her first Super Series title in over a year-and-a-half and her second crown of the year. The Olympic bronze medallist, seeded sixth in the competition, came out with a splendid showing against the Spaniard to

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