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Britain to introduce two-year university courses

London: Two-year accelerated degree courses are to be introduced at British universities, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah announced on Sunday. The move will mean hundreds of thousands of prospective students being handed more choice than ever before over what they can study at university with the expansion of two-year degrees, Gyimah said, reports Xinhua news agency. He

Australia goes to WTO over India’s sugar subsidy

Canberra: Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham on Friday announced that his country was taking legal action against India at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over its sugar subsidy scheme which he said has the global market in a spin and risks pushing many Australian growers beyond the financial point of no return. Despite efforts to negotiate

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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

Delhi’s air quality worsens again, no imminent improvement seen

New Delhi: Air quality in  the Indian capital of Delhi and the adjoining areas worsened to the ‘very poor’ category on Sunday, after a 3-day respite, and pollution is expected to increase over the next few days due to unfavourable weather conditions. Official report claims “significant drop” in stubble burning in neighbouring states. Delhi is currently

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,

Sikh asylum cases see big spurt as Canada acknowledges revival of separatism

Chandigarh: The number of asylum seekers in Canada from India, a majority of them Sikhs, has soared by over 300 per cent in the past two years alone, with the Canadian government agencies acknowledging “renewed support for separatism in the Punjab region”. The ‘Refugee Claims Analysis Report’ (RCAR), compiled by the Intelligence and Analysis section of

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Britain to introduce two-year university courses

London: Two-year accelerated degree courses are to be introduced at British universities, Universities Minister Sam Gyimah announced on Sunday. The move will mean hundreds of thousands of prospective students being handed more choice than ever before over what they can study at university with the expansion of two-year degrees, Gyimah said, reports Xinhua news agency. He

Feature

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Meet Nancy Loomba, Melbourne’s young, tireless leader

Nancy Loomba left her hometown of Jalandhar, Punjab, at the age of 17 after completing her schooling and in just six years of her stay in Melbourne, she has already won the Emerging Leadership in Multiculturalism Award, which recognises a newly-arrived migrant or refugee who is a leader in their community and volunteers their time

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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Meet Nancy Loomba, Melbourne’s young, tireless leader

Nancy Loomba left her hometown of Jalandhar, Punjab, at the age of 17 after completing her schooling and in just six years of her stay in Melbourne, she has already won the Emerging Leadership in Multiculturalism Award, which recognises a newly-arrived migrant or refugee who is a leader in their community and volunteers their time

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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Newlyweds Ranveer, Deepika welcomed in Mumbai by sea of fans

Mumbai: A sea of fans, camera flashes and loud cheers welcomed Bollywood’s newlywed couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to Mumbai on Sunday morning after their dreamy wedding at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy. The much-in-love duo, smiling ear-to-ear, waved out at the fans and paparazzi, expressing gratitude with folded hands. Ranveer and Deepika arrived

'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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Newlyweds Ranveer, Deepika welcomed in Mumbai by sea of fans

Mumbai: A sea of fans, camera flashes and loud cheers welcomed Bollywood’s newlywed couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone to Mumbai on Sunday morning after their dreamy wedding at the picturesque Lake Como in Italy. The much-in-love duo, smiling ear-to-ear, waved out at the fans and paparazzi, expressing gratitude with folded hands. Ranveer and Deepika arrived

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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

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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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Indian female chef honoured with Michelin star

Bangkok: Chef Garima Arora, who heads the Bangkok-based Gaa restaurant, has been awarded the prestigious Michelin star. It is being claimed that she is the first Indian woman to get the honour. Feeling proud on receiving the Michelin star, Garima said: “I am humbled that Gaa restaurant has been honoured with it. I am proud of

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Indian female chef honoured with Michelin star

Bangkok: Chef Garima Arora, who heads the Bangkok-based Gaa restaurant, has been awarded the prestigious Michelin star. It is being claimed that she is the first Indian woman to get the honour. Feeling proud on receiving the Michelin star, Garima said: “I am humbled that Gaa restaurant has been honoured with it. I am proud 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

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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

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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Meet Nancy Loomba, Melbourne’s young, tireless leader

Nancy Loomba left her hometown of Jalandhar, Punjab, at the age of 17 after completing her schooling and in just six years of her stay in Melbourne, she has already won the Emerging Leadership in Multiculturalism Award, which recognises a newly-arrived migrant or refugee who is a leader in their community and volunteers their time

Travel

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Pulga: Of unmatched beauty and Israeli food up in the Himalayas

Pulga (Himachal Pradesh): Picture this: Seated inside a dimly lit eatery in a remote village of Himachal Pradesh  in northern India and gorging on falafel and shakshuka, traditional Israeli dishes. That’s Pulga for you – a 14-hour bus ride from the Indian national capital of Delhi followed by a 40-minute hike. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, this

Sport

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Ancer becomes 1st Mexican golfer to win Australian Open

Sydney: Abraham Ancer on Sunday became the first Mexican golfer to win the Australian Open tournament here, guaranteeing him a spot in next summer’s British Open. Ancer, 27, kept his cool and maintained a strong lead throughout the day, finishing 16-under with 272 strokes, five ahead of second-placed Dimitrios Papadatos of Australia, reports Efe. “I’m on

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