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Where GPS helps in planning

Where GPS helps in planning

There is no magic wand. It requires a large workforce to be kept on its toes, eagle-eyed officers constantly on the watch, GPS-enabled fleet of vehicles collecting every bit of the solid waste and a large body of NGOs motivating citizens to be supportive of the administration. Having emerged on ...

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A landscaped palace and garden

A landscaped palace and garden

15 km from the city centre, in Haidian district, northwest of Beijing, is its Summer Palace. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, formally referred to as The Garden of Health and Harmony, and as The Museum of Royal Gardens, it is a vast expanse of green and colour. Declared “a masterpiece ...

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For natural air flow – The Hindu

For natural air flow - The Hindu

Open the windows – let the air come in. This line is routinely heard, meaning windows let in air. But do we really get that elusive air every time? If it were, there would not have been ceiling fans and air conditioners. Does that mean windows do not let in ...

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Get monsoon ready – The Hindu

Get monsoon ready - The Hindu

As per the Chennai Corporation website, the city has a road network of 2,870 km — a majority of which is maintained by the Corporation — but only 900 km of roads are equipped with storm water drains. For a metropolitan city that just celebrated its 379th birthday, it’s appalling ...

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Revolution in a cloth bag: zero-waste stores making old shopping habits fashionable again

Revolution in a cloth bag: zero-waste stores making old shopping habits fashionable again

Every couple of days, childhood friends Jonah Fernandes, 29, and Eldridge Lobo, 28, set out to the local market in Goa with massive steel bins. They bring back chosen varieties of rice, pulses and millets, besides spices and flours, to stock at their venture, Ecoposro (posro means petty shop in ...

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No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers

No money down the drain for Philippine sanitation workers

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines sanitation workers unblocking a drain discovered dozens of wallets had been clogging it up, some containing credit cards and IDs, but no money. Sanitation workers sort out credit cards and IDs after retrieving wallets from a drain, after local media reported that a stash of wallets ...

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She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown

She came, she saw, she conquered, British woman claims conker crown

LONDON (Reuters) – Standing in a rain soaked English village, more than 200 competitors armed with horse chestnuts dangling from shoelaces faced off for the World Conker Championship. The quintessential British school playground pastime involves competitors taking it in turns to launch their conkers in a bid to break those ...

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Kangaroo attacks couple in northeastern Australia, injures woman

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

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian wildlife carers Jim and Linda Smith are lucky to be alive, an ambulance official said, after they were attacked by a kangaroo in northeastern Queensland state. The Smiths were feeding wild kangaroos on their property in the Darling Downs when a grey kangaroo buck struck out ...

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How the jumpsuit got back in style… and how you can wear it tonight! | brunch | feature

How the jumpsuit got back in style... and how you can wear it tonight! | brunch | feature

Layer them up with capes and coats, or wear them to the boardroom or to the ball. Think off shoulders and cold cuts, to halters and – for the men – an attitude and some air. The very practical jumpsuits, earlier the garb of skydivers and parachuters, or uniforms for ...

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Travel to Vienna and Prague: Of Opera, opulence and the old town square | brunch | feature

Travel to Vienna and Prague: Of Opera, opulence and the old town square | brunch | feature

As the shadows begin to lengthen, signifying the arrival of autumn, we look to escape New York. Our pick this time was Prague and Vienna, driven first by the fact that each of these cities is a choice destination in itself, and secondly, by their proximity to one another. Vienna, ...

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