‘There’s A Snake In Your Car,’ Mystery Note Warns Driver

Imagine walking back to your car and finding a note that says, "Hi. This afternoon a red-belly slithered up into your front left tyre. Please be careful."That's what Michael Garbutt found on his car's windshield after an evening walk in Sydney's Kurnell skate park.Alarmed, he opened the car's bonnet and there it was."To say I was shocked is an understatement. On reflection I don't think I would have put my hand out to pop the bonnet if I had known it was there," the school teacher told Sydney Morning...

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Internet Mocks Anant Ambani Again. This Time Over His Speech

Anant Ambani, youngest son of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, is no stranger to internet trolls. Back in 2016, Anant Ambani was the talk of social media with his inspirational physical transformation for his 21st birthday by losing 108 kilos in 18 months. All that online praise was preceded by online hate, lots of it - for being overweight.The haters are back, it seemsOn December 23, Anant Ambani delivered his first speech at Reliance Industries' 40th anniversary mega event in Mumbai,...

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Navy Fighter Jet Crashes After Overshooting Runway In Goa, Pilot Safe

A MiG-29 K fighter jet of the navy overshot the runway at Goa airport and crashed today. The pilot, a trainee, managed to eject safely from the aircraft, which caught fire after crashing.The operations at the airport located inside the naval base resumed after a brief halt, a senior airport official said, adding that firefighting is in progress. Goa airport operates from the naval base INS Hansa.A statement from the Defence Ministry spokesperson said the incident occurred when the fighter jet, manned...

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WFK calebrated evening with poetry and verse

The evening of poetry and verse, celebrated by the Writers’ Forum, Kuwait, on December 29, at the residence of Mrs. Nazneen Ali, was graced with several moments of celebration. There were achievements and maiden forays and glories of the past recollected. The meeting was presided over by Hindi poet- Dr. Radhika Bhardwaj, while English & Punjabi poet- Mrs. Parminder Kaur was requested to be the Chief Guest for the evening. Rajesh Verlekar, the General Secretary of the Forum, conducted the proceedings....

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Depressed over severe hair fall, Indian techie commits suicide

In a shocking incident, a 27-year-old man committed suicide in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Sunday. R Mithun Raj, a software engineer, hanged himself because as he was allegedly depressed due to severe hair fall.Police said Mithun who hailed from Jaihindpuram in Tamil Nadu's Madurai city committed suicide at his home in Bengaluru. The techie had a skin problem because of which he suffered severe hair fall. Mithun had been taking various treatments but nothing worked.He used to work in Chennai before...

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People Used To Walk To Canada Across Frozen-Over Niagara

As temperatures drop in the northeast corner of the United States, icy water that goes over the roaring Niagara Falls crashes into the rocks below and turns solid. Blocks of ice floes freeze together, forming a solid mass wide enough to connect the United States and Canada.It's called the ice bridge. Children in the late 1880s rode their sleds there, tourists strolled between the two countries, and entrepreneurs sold food and hot drinks from makeshift concession stands. A "sharp rogue," as the Niagara...

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Twins born minutes apart – in different years

A pair of Californian twins have made the news by being born in different years despite being delivered mere minutes apart.Anyone who’s a younger twin can understand the frustration of being born only a few minutes after their sibling, with the elder of two lording over the fact for their whole lives.Nonetheless, not many will be able to empathise with being born in an entirely new year.When Maria Esperanza Flores Rios went into labour on New Year’s Eve at 7pm, she probably wasn’t expecting...

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Taj Mahal rush: Visitors to be capped at 40,000 a day, each visit 3 hours

With the Taj Mahal drawing “uncontrollably high” crowds on weekends and holidays, the central government, acting on a proposal from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), is set to cap the number of visitors to the monument at 40,000 a day. The duration of each visit too is likely to be capped at three hours.These are among several crowd-management measures at the Taj Mahal that the Ministry of Culture intends to take this week.After a meeting with officials from the ASI and his Ministry,...

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China’s advanced hypersonic missile threat to India, US, Japan: Report

China's new "hypersonic" ballistic missiles will not only challenge the defences of the US but also be able to more accurately hit military targets in Japan and India, a media report said on Tuesday.The report in the South China Morning Post comes after Tokyo-based The Diplomat magazine reported that China's rocket forces conducted two tests late last year of a new "hypersonic glide vehicle" or HGV, known as the DF-17.Citing US intelligence sources, The Diplomat last month reported that the People's...

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Bengaluru’s First Girl Child Born In 2018 In Government Hospital Gets 5 Lakh

When 30-year-old Pushpa gave birth at a hospital in Bengaluru shortly after midnight on January 1, little did she expect her newborn to be the first girl child born in the city in 2018. And her joy was doubled when she learnt that she is receiving a certificate of guarantee of Rs. 5 lakh for her girl child from the city Mayor.Mayor Sampat Raj said that this initiative has been taken in order to protect the girl child as many financially weak families kill their girl child."A joint account in the name...

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