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Indonesia police apologise for using snake in Papua interrogation

Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian police have apologised and pledged disciplinary action after officers draped a live snake around the neck of a suspect to persuade him to confess during an interrogation session in the easternmost area of Papua. A video circulated online shows a man being questioned about stolen mobile ...

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All out of fashion: Presenting 5 odd items that are now back in circulation, and how you can wear them! | brunch | feature

All out of fashion: Presenting 5 odd items that are now back in circulation, and how you can wear them! | brunch | feature

When did mundane become mod?! Is fashion trolling us? Time and again, the term ‘anti-fashion’ has given rise to trends that were not accepted in mainstream fashion. However, we’re now living in a hyper-connected world where the most Instagrammable item becomes the order of the day. (All those #OOTD posts ...

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“Ranveer Singh is of course the most versatile actor among my contemporaries,” says Sidharth Malhotra | brunch | feature

“Ranveer Singh is of course the most versatile actor among my contemporaries,” says Sidharth Malhotra | brunch | feature

What’s the last thing you googled? Movie show timings. Last show you binge-watched…? Reruns of Entourage. Date of birth: January 16 Place of birth: Surat, Gujarat Sun sign: Capricorn School/ College: Don Bosco School/ Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi First break: Assistant director to Karan Johar for My Name Is ...

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A discovery of Portugal | brunch | feature

A discovery of Portugal | brunch | feature

A few centuries after Vasco da Gama’s ‘discovery’ of India, we decided to trace his steps, albeit in reverse. Portugal has everything a traveller could wish for: scenic views, history, fantastic food and drink, and of course shopping. The people are friendly and more than glad to stop for a ...

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The woes of a painful runner’s knee | brunch | feature

The woes of a painful runner’s knee | brunch | feature

Sunil is an accomplished marathon runner and squash player. If he is not out running long distances every morning, he is usually found in the squash court. He was wanting to break the three-hour barrier in the marathon. He picked up a program from the Internet and started increasing his ...

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The handbag’s tale – The Hindu

The handbag’s tale - The Hindu

Mehendee Karan Singh always knew she wanted to work with leather — so after a degree in Fine Arts from Delhi College of Arts, she did her post graduation in leather technology and footwear design. “Everything I did after that in my career was aimed at creating a path for ...

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Climate crisis, and the culprits

They are human too - The Hindu

As schoolchildren, we started reading alphabets not as mere graphical forms, but as the starting letter of a larger word. So A for Apple, B for Ball, C for Cat, D for Dog and so on it goes. Imagine, if we were to start the same again to check what ...

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A rate cut, and a promise for the future

They are human too - The Hindu

The think-tank of the RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted with a majority favouring a rate cut, thus, leading to reduction of the repo rate by 25 basis points; the rate got slashed to 6.25% from 6.50%. Repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money to ...

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Now you can plan for a second house

They are human too - The Hindu

The interim Union budget placed before Parliament by Minister Piyush Goyal has real estate-specific proposals, which are of job generation potential. They include waiver of income tax on notional rent for constructed flats remaining unsold allowed up to 2 years from the present one year; the last date of the ...

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For value addition to your building

For value addition to your building

India is the largest and richest repository of bamboo resources. This woody, perennial grass covers over 12 per cent of the forested area in the country. The area under bamboo cultivation accounts for a little over 15 million hectares. Nearly 8.6 million people depend on bamboo resources for their livelihood. ...

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