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NGV’s Van Gogh hits record 420,000 visitors

NGV’s Van Gogh hits record 420,000 visitors

Melbourne: The National Gallery of Victoria’s Van Gogh and the Seasons has welcomed more than 420,000 visitors, making it the most popular ticketed exhibition in the gallery’s 156 year history. Van Gogh and the Seasons tops the previous record holder, the NGV’s 2015/16 summer exhibition, Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei which attracted 399,127 visitors, an official press

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Islamic State threatens Australia in its new magazine

Beirut, Sep 6: A new Islamic State magazine on Tuesday threatened to carry out attacks at several Australian landmarks. Rumiyah, published in seven languages has singled out Australia for terrorist attacks, naming in a chilling message the famous Bondi beach in Sydney, the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Melbourne Cricket Ground as their next targets.

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Brussels attacks: IS flag, nail bomb found in raid, toll 34

London, March 23: Authorities have found an explosive device while conducting the raids in Schaarbeek, a northern suburb of Brussels, the Belgian prosecutor’s office has confirmed. “The searches … have led to the discovery of an explosive device containing nails, among other things. The investigators have also discovered chemical products and an Islamic State (IS)

Microsoft hosts open source conference for developers in India

Hyderabad, March 21: Microsoft India on Monday inaugurated “Microsoft Openness Days”, the first ever open source conference of its kind for developers in India. The conference is aimed at helping 1,000 architects, developers and cloud professionals discover and leverage the company’s Microsoft Azure cloud platform for government and enterprise solutions, a company statement said. The

Punjab teacher shot dead for opposing molesters, two arrested

Chandigarh, Feb 28: Two youth who allegedly shot dead a school teacher who resisted their lewd remarks and attempt to molest her at a wedding function in Punjab’s Batala town were arrested on Sunday, police said. Police officials said that the victim was shot dead from close range after she resisted an attempt to molest


Indian police asks JNU students to join probe, VC says no police inside

New Delhi, Feb 22: India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University vice chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar on Monday assured the teachers’ association that the administration will not allow police inside the campus, while Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi said the five students, who are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-India slogans, should join the probe. The decision


JNU Row: Kanhaiya ‘beaten up’ in court complex; sent to judicial custody

New Delhi, Feb 17: Student leader of India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition, was on Wednesday (Feb 17) sent to judicial custody till March 2 while the Supreme Court made Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi personally responsible for his safety after being told that he was “badly beaten up” while being


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


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