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Australian PM labels burqa 'confronting form of attire'

Canberra , Oct 1

Australia's parliament approved tough new counter-terrorism laws Wednesday but cross-party support for the measures was accompanied a spat over the wearing of burqas.

Ready to vroom? Bike Festival of India lures bikers

Noida , Oct 1

A weekend treat awaits biking enthusiasts and adventure junkies courtesy the Bike Festival of India, a two-day extravaganza bringing together biking, adventure, sports and music at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.

Deceased medic's parents get Rs. 27,25,000 compensation after 12 years

New Delhi , Oct 1

Twelve years after a 19-year-old medical student was crushed under the wheels of a truck in Ahmedabad, the Supreme Court has awarded compensation of Rs.27,25,000 with an annual interest of 9 percent holding that deceased was a diligent and outstanding student and ascertaining his future income at Rs.25,000 per month.

Monk posing with iPhone 6 may face disciplinary measures

Bangkok , Oct 1

A monk in Vietnam could face disciplinary measures after photos of him posing with an iPhone 6 were posted on Facebook, a Buddhist leader said Wednesday.

Durga Puja spirit soars on Maha Saptami

Kolkata , Oct 1

Pomp and pageantry marked Maha Saptami - day two of the Durga Puja - as thousands of revellers decked up in their best hit the streets of the metropolis and the districts of West Bengal Wednesday.

Home ministry makes PIO card valid for lifetime

New Delhi , Oct 1

In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement, the home ministry has issued a notification that the "Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card" shall be valid for a lifetime.

President condoles deaths in army chopper crash

New Delhi , Oct 1

President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday condoled the deaths of three army men who died in a chopper crash in Uttar Pradesh, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said.

Skinny jeans, a staple trend

London , Oct 1

Fashion trends come and go every season, but there have been particular standout styles over the past few years and one of them is skinny jeans.

Add royalty to trousseau with Bhumika Grover's new line

New Delhi , Oct 1

A fusion of traditional and urban chic and eccentric designs define Bhumika Grover's new bridal collection that takes its inspiration from regal Indian silhouettes.

Durga Puja pandals marry history with tradition

New Delhi , Oct 1

In one of the pandals or marquees, a jovial-looking Goddess Durga poses as a dancer; in another, she comes out of an oyster; in several others she looks regal in a traditional sari. Retelling myths and marrying history with tradition are the dominant themes of the Durga Puja pandals in the city this time around.