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COURTING TENNIS

Mahi Khore is not your ordinary 11-year old. What sets her apart from her peer group is the fact that she is a champ who sets the tennis court on fire, literally.    It was during the recent school holidays that a local newspaper published Mahi Khore’s story and her phenomenal rise in tennis at such

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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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New South Wales eyes tougher penalties for cyber bullying

Sydney: New South Wales state is planning to beef up laws to better protect residents from cyber bullying and other kinds of digital threats, including higher penalties of up to five years in prison, authorities said on Sunday. The move will make it “absolutely clear that online stalking and intimidation are no-goes” in the state, its

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Australian doctors to evaluate Bhutanese conjoined twins before operation

Melbourne: A pair of Bhutanese twins who were born 14 months ago conjoined at the chest will be evaluated on Thursday at a hospital in Australia before undergoing separation surgery. “We need to just double check everything is alright generally,” anesthesiologist Ian McKenzie, a member of the specialist medical team at the Royal Children’s Hospital here

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Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath appointed IMF chief economist

United Nations: Eminent academic and economic adviser to the Kerala government, Gita Gopinath, was appointed on Monday as Director of the International Monetary Fund’s Research Department. Announcing the appointment, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde called her “one of the world’s outstanding economists with impeccable academic credentials, a proven track record of intellectual leadership and extensive

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Elon Musk agrees to step down as Tesla Chairman

New York: Coming under pressure from his lawyers and investors of Tesla, tech billionaire Elon Musk has agreed to step down as chairman of the company for three years and pay a $20 million fine in a deal with the US stock market regulatory authority, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), to resolve securities fraud charges. The

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Bill Cosby sentenced up to 10 years in prison for sexual assault

Washington: Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday by a court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to a minimum of three years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004. Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill handed down the sentence of 3-10 years a few hours after accepting the recommendation of a state panel to classify the

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Rafale row: France, Dassault Aviation denies involvement in choosing Indian partners

New Delhi: The French government and Dassault Aviation have denied their involvement in the choice of Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal. The statement by the French government issued here late Friday comes after former President Francois Hollande’s reported claim that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset

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