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Google misses Veterans Day for Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday

Google misses Veterans Day for Robert Louis Stevenson’s birthday

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User communities on popular social networking sites were really disappointed as Google did not feature a decent doodle for the celebration of the occasion of Remembrance Day also known as the Veterans Day on their homepage. It is but obvious that Stevenson deserves the birthday bash he is getting on his 160th birthday, being... 

New Zealand gets special Google doodle

New Zealand gets special Google doodle

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YO HO HO: Google is celebrating Robert Louis Stevenson’s 160th birthday with a special doodle for Australasia. Google is celebrating the 160th birthday of famous Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson with a special “doodle” on its New Zealand and Australian home pages. The California-based company has... 

A rare 8th century statue becomes casualty of Indian piety

A rare 8th century statue becomes casualty of Indian piety

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AGARTALA: A rare Buddhist statue that should have been preserved in a national museum has become a casualty of the Indian obsession with piety and the general indifference to the Archaelogical Survey of India. The 18-handed Mahayana statue, from about 8th century, was placed in a Hindu temple, Raj Rajeswari inaugurated at an... 

`Ghee` lit lamps for Diwali slowly fading out

`Ghee` lit lamps for Diwali slowly fading out

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Delhi: Earthern diyas lit with desi ghee for Diwali may soon be a forgotten practise as cost-conscious middle class consumers are seen opting for cheaper options for the festival of lights. While those in the metro cities have over the past many years gradually moved on to other forms of lighting, even those in the rural areas... 

Recipe: Daal Paratha

Recipe: Daal Paratha

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Enjoy the delicious daal paratha this Diwali. Ingredients: • 1 cup Wheat Flour • ½ cup Moong (yellow) Dal • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder • A pinch Asafoetida • A pinch Turmeric Powder • 1tbsp Coriander Leaves (finely chopped) • 2 Green Chillies (finely chopped) • Salt to taste • Oil (as... 

Harry Potter blamed for India’s owl crisis

Harry Potter blamed for India’s owl crisis

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NEW DELHI: Environment minister Jairam Ramesh has blamed fans of Harry Potter for the demise of wild owls in the country as children seek to emulate the boy wizard by taking the birds as pets. The hit books and films, which are popular in India, feature a snowy owl called Hedwig who is a feathered sidekick for the Potter character... 

Turkey bans YouTube again!

Turkey bans YouTube again!

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Ankara: Turkey has reinstated a ban on YouTube just days after lifting it, state agency Anatolian said, as a dispute continued over the video-sharing website’s refusal to remove content deemed illegal in the EU candidate country. Access to YouTube, a unit of Google Inc, has been banned by the Turkish government for more... 

77-year-old Spanish granny is world’s oldest skydiver!

77-year-old Spanish granny is world’s oldest skydiver!

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London: A Spanish woman has become the world’s oldest professional freestyle parachute jumper at the age of 77, having jumped 903 times in her life so far. Montse, a Catalan granny, who first jumped at the age of 30, carries prosthesis in her hip, but that has not stopped her from enjoying what she loves. “I started with... 

Wristwatch ‘may be the next casualty of modern times’

Wristwatch ‘may be the next casualty of modern times’

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The wristwatch seems to have had its time, for a study has found that more and more people are preferring instead to rely on newer technology to keep them on track for appointments and meetings. The study by consumer analysts Mintel has revealed that one in seven people says mobile phones and computers have made traditional... 

Karva Chauth becomes trending topic on Twitter

Karva Chauth becomes trending topic on Twitter

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When a 24-year-old from Australia who identifies himself as a self-confessed geek and gamer asks with an understandable air of frustration, “Somebody tell me (WTF) is Karva?!”, it’s time to check out what’s going on. For about three hours on Tuesday, Karva Chauth (KC) trended on Twitter, meaning the buzz... 

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