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‘Your Time On Facebook’ may soon be monitored

San Francisco: Facebook has reportedly introduced a new feature, tentatively titled “Your Time On Facebook”, that would provide information about how much time users spent on the platform each day in a week, along with the average time spent on the site per day. The new feature would offer users the option to set a daily

Australian oyster industry under threat

Canberra: A shortage of baby oysters is putting South Australia’s oyster industry worth A$32 million ($23 million) under threat, an official said on Monday. A devastating outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) in 2016 ended supply from Tasmania to South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, west of Adelaide, reports Xinhua news agency. South Australia Oyster Growers Association

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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

India, EU discuss counter-terrorism, maritime security

New Delhi: India and the European Union (EU) discussed counter-terrorism and maritime security among other issues in a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in Brussels. “Federica Mogherini and Minister (Sushma) Swaraj discussed in depth foreign policy and security cooperation, namely on counter-terrorism,

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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.

Pakistani prisoner returns from India after 11 years

Islamabad: A Pakistani man who mistakenly crossed into India in 2007 and was caught by the Border Security Force (BSF) has returned home after 11 years in detention, a media report said on Sunday. Muhammad Yaseen, 45, received a warm welcome upon his arrival at his village of Chaahal in Punjab province on Saturday, Dawn news

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Saudi women behind the wheels as driving ban ends

Riyadh: Saudi women are now officially allowed to get behind the wheel after a decades-old driving ban was lifted on Sunday. Since early orning, women have been driving on the roads across the country, while Saudi traffic police handed out roses to them, reports Xinhua news agency. On June 4, Saudi Arabia issued the first driving

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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Saudi women behind the wheels as driving ban ends

Riyadh: Saudi women are now officially allowed to get behind the wheel after a decades-old driving ban was lifted on Sunday. Since early orning, women have been driving on the roads across the country, while Saudi traffic police handed out roses to them, reports Xinhua news agency. On June 4, Saudi Arabia issued the first driving

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

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Irrfan Khan, Sridevi win top honours at IIFA 2018

Bangkok: Actor Irrfan Khan and late veteran actress Sridevi were named the Best Actors at the 19th edition of the IIFA Awards, for their remarkable work in films “Hindi Medium” and “Mom”, respectively. At a grand event on Sunday here at the Siam Niramit theatre, a story of an ambitious and enterprising housewife, “Tumhari Sulu” bagged

'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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Irrfan Khan, Sridevi win top honours at IIFA 2018

Bangkok: Actor Irrfan Khan and late veteran actress Sridevi were named the Best Actors at the 19th edition of the IIFA Awards, for their remarkable work in films “Hindi Medium” and “Mom”, respectively. At a grand event on Sunday here at the Siam Niramit theatre, a story of an ambitious and enterprising housewife, “Tumhari Sulu” bagged

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Brad Pitt spends Father’s Day in London with kids

London: Hollywood star Brad Pitt spent Father’s Day here with his children amid an ongoing custody dispute. Last week, a judge presiding over Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce proceedings established a schedule for the actor to spend time with Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, who live with Jolie as

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Connect with deep inside to stay fit, says Shahid Kapoor

New Delhi: Actor Shahid Kapoor says it is normal to have good and bad days but it is necessary to connect with yourself from deep inside to improve yourself and to see the change. “I don’t think you can truly be fit unless you connect with something deep inside,” Shahid told IANS. “People have good days

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SRK, Salman say ‘Eid mubarak’ in ‘Zero’ teaser

Mumbai: Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have wished India “Eid mubarak” by featuring together in a special song in a teaser of Aanand L. Rai’s “Zero”. The two stars, who have earlier worked in films like “Karan Arjun”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and “Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam”, share a warm camaraderie in the

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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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Move closer to God for better sleep quality

New York: Finding it hard to get a proper night sleep? A higher religious involvement can reduce stress levels and lead to healthier sleep outcomes, say researchers. The findings showed that persons with a greater sense of assurance of spiritual salvation tend to enjoy better sleep quality and tend to have fewer negative sleep consequences due

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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Only 20% of young people treated for anxiety stay well: Study

New York: Researchers have found that only 20 per cent of young people diagnosed with anxiety will stay well over the long term, no matter which treatment they get. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, examined 319 young people aged 10 to 25 who had been diagnosed

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Move closer to God for better sleep quality

New York: Finding it hard to get a proper night sleep? A higher religious involvement can reduce stress levels and lead to healthier sleep outcomes, say researchers. The findings showed that persons with a greater sense of assurance of spiritual salvation tend to enjoy better sleep quality and tend to have fewer negative sleep consequences due

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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Researchers create world’s smallest ‘computer’

Chicago: Researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) in the US have come out with the world’s smallest “computer” — a device measuring just 0.3 mm to a side, completely dwarfed by a grain of rice. Unlike traditional desktops that retain their program and data with or without a power back-up, these new microdevices lose all

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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World Cup: Colombia thrash insipid Poland

Kazan (Russia): Colombia thrashed Poland 3-0 in a Group H encounter of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday. Yerry Mina (40th minute), Radamel Falcao (70th) and Juan Cuadrado (75th) scored for Columbia. The win kept alive Columbia’s chances of advancing from the group stage. They are on three points from two matches. They had been

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