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Web-based tool can keep suicidal thoughts away

Like an apple a day can keep a doctor away, a web-based tool to help young doctors cope with stress can help the common man deal with high-pressure situations in life, say researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist. According to Srijan Sen, faculty member with University of Michigan, web-based cognitive behavioural therapy (wCBT) can offer

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Abbott ousted, Turnbull sworn in as Australia’s 29th PM

Canberra, Sep 15: Former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as Australia’s 29th prime minister on Tuesday and praised the man he ousted as a “great Australian”. He was sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and pledged his allegiance to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth-II at a hastily organised ceremony at Government House in Canberra earlier

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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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No organised structure for Indian models: Model Nayanika Chatterjee

She made dusky look stylish on the Indian ramp and is still among the favourite models of the country’s top-notch designers. Nayanika Chatterjee, who has been around for over two decades, says the country’s models need a structured organisation to streamline remuneration and other issues. “There is no organised structure for models and that is

Patriotic moment at The Grange P-12 College

Patriotic moment at The Grange P-12 College, Callistemon campus

Melbourne: The 69th Indian Independence Day celebration in Melbourne was a moment of pride for many. At the Grange P-12 College, Callistemon campus, the Indian tri colour was hoisted at an event conducted on a grand scale with the support of Western Gujju Incorporation. Congregating in the spacious and inviting school campus hall, the Western

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Abbott ousted, Turnbull sworn in as Australia’s 29th PM

Canberra, Sep 15: Former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as Australia’s 29th prime minister on Tuesday and praised the man he ousted as a “great Australian”. He was sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and pledged his allegiance to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth-II at a hastily organised ceremony at Government House in Canberra earlier

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Mass police mobilisation in France, 128 raids conducted

Paris, Nov 17: Following last week’s Paris attacks by Islamist militants that claimed at least 129 lives, French authorities have mobilised 115,000 personnel to ratchet up security across the country, media reports said on Tuesday. “We have mobilised 115,000 police, gendarmes and military over the whole of our national territory to insure the protection of

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Facebook, Google pitch in to help users in flood-hit Chennai

New York, Dec 3: Facebook activated the “Safety Check” feature for its users in Chennai early on Thursday, while Google has compiled all critical information under its “Crisis Response” tool to provide them relief in the flood-hit city, media reports said. As the torrential rains in Chennai continued for the fourth straight day, with power

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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Facebook, Google pitch in to help users in flood-hit Chennai

New York, Dec 3: Facebook activated the “Safety Check” feature for its users in Chennai early on Thursday, while Google has compiled all critical information under its “Crisis Response” tool to provide them relief in the flood-hit city, media reports said. As the torrential rains in Chennai continued for the fourth straight day, with power

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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‘One Night Stand’ to have moral lesson: Sunny Leone

Actress Sunny Leone, currently awaiting the release of her forthcoming sex comedy movie “Mastizaade”, says her next two projects “One Night Stand” and “Beiimaan Love” have a moral lesson to impart. “The two movies that are coming out are more into ‘If men can do something, why can’t women?’, ‘As a woman if you fall,

'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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When Priyanka Chopra was tearful

“Bajirao Mastani” actor Ranveer Singh has revealed that his co-star Priyanka Chopra had broken down on the third day of shooting the film. The reason? Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali! At the period drama’s trailer launch, Priyanka was asked about the difficulties she had to face in shooting the film. She said: “I didn’t have to

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Stay invested, interested: Julia Roberts’s marriage advice

Actress Julia Roberts, who raises two children with husband Daniel Moder, says she finds her marital life “fascinating” and that the key to a happy married life is to be committed. “I think it’s about being committed to each other, about having the same values and wanting the same things from life,” Roberts said. “As

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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

Akshay Kumar for Brothers

Akshay Kumar for Brothers

Why is this film important to you? This movie is very close to my heart, it means a lot to me, especially because it is a movie about Martial Arts, which makes it even more important for me. The movie is releasing in August this year, which also co-incides with me completing 25 years in

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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

Karan Patel to shoot consummation scene in front of wife

Karan Patel to shoot consummation scene in front of wife?

Actress Ankita Bhargava will reportedly be present on the sets of TV show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” to witness the shooting of the consummation scene between the show’s lead pair — her husband and actor Karan Patel and actress DivyankaTripathi. While Divyanka had already laid special rules to be followed during filming of the scenes, Karan’s

Food

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Multiple cuisines on offer during India-Australia series

Cricket fans heading to witness the One-Day International (ODI) series between Australia and India next month will get a very different taste for the game. During matches in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, Cricket Australia will host a ‘Field of Flavours’ food market offering fans cuisines from all over the world, according to a release. The

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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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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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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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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

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

Health

Slow chewing can prevent excess weight gain in kids

Slow chewing can prevent excess weight gain in kids

Training your kids to chew food slowly can be an inexpensive and easy way to help them stay in shape, suggests new research. Waiting 30 seconds in between bites of food allows children to realise when they are full and avoid overeating – preventing excessive weight gain, the study said. “To lose weight, you need

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

Viagra doesn't cause skin cancer

Viagra doesn’t cause skin cancer

Lifestyle factors, not Viagra, put users of erectile dysfunction drugs at higher risk of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, says a study. The study that involved analysis of medical records of over 20,235 men concluded that use of erectile dysfunction drugs does not cause melanoma and that the likely source of the observed

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Your chance to meet Baba Ramdev in Melbourne

For the first time, Melburnians will get to attend yoga sessions from none other than yoga guru Swami Ramdev or Baba Ramdev as he is popularly known. In Australia from April 2-13, Ramdev will hold yoga camps across three cities – Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. His Melbourne camps are scheduled for April 10-12. As one

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

Robots learn by watching how-to-do videos

Robots learn by watching how-to-do videos

Scientists are teaching robots to watch how-to videos and derive a series of step-by step instructions to perform a task, an advance that may help future `personal robots’ to do everyday housework. The researchers at Cornell University in New York call their project “RoboWatch”. There is a common underlying structure to most how-to videos and

Travel

Live life royally at Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace

Live life royally at Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace

The city’s blue-painted walls, the dark golden-yellow Mehrangarh Fort basking in the sun as it kisses its walls, the beginning of the Thar desert, the land of chivalrous Rajputs and Jodhpuri pagris – welcome to Jodhpur. In this historic city stands Umaid Bhawan Palace, perhaps the last of India’s great palaces to be built and

Sport

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Jagmohan Dalmiya: Man who brought money to Indian and global cricket

Kolkata, Sep 20: At the height of his career, it used to be said that Jagmohan Dalmiya could sell a refrigerator to an Eskimo. Such was the marketing genius of the man, who brought money to Indian cricket and replicated the success when he became the first Asian to head the game’s global body. Seasoned

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