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Facebook wins deal to broadcast premier Spanish league soccer in India

In 2017, Facebook bid $600 million to stream Indian cricket but Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc acquired the deal instead. 
Basa fish

Why you should not order the Basa fish at Indian restaurants

Basa is a popular choice owing to its ready availability. Its cheap price is the only attractive thing about it, though.
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Your child’s burger-and-Netflix binge has India on the edge of a crisis

A quarter of patients undergoing bariatric surgery for obesity-associated diseases were overweight as children, a study has found.
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Personality traits can determine how fat a person’s pay cheque is: Study

People assume the act of being more agreeable at one’s job might fetch a good pay cheque, but it doesn’t turn out to be so for men.
Customers at Ikea store, Hyderabad | Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

India’s first Ikea store in Hyderabad will offer samosas & ‘vegetable meatballs’

From installing furniture at people's home to serving food catering to Indian taste, Ikea is doing it all to succeed in India. 
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Why Kiki challenge is such a big hit with Indian farmers and older women

The unprecedented popularity of Kiki challenge in India is driven by several sociological and psychological factors.
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With grasp of local preferences, Ikea shows how to tap into international markets

World's largest furniture retailer to open its first Indian store in Hyderabad minus its famed pork-and-beef Swedish meatballs.
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Aurangzeb protected more Hindu temples than he destroyed, says historian Audrey Truschke

Controversial Indologist Audrey Truschke says that many Hindutvawadis feel genuinely injured today by Aurangzeb's very existence and what they believe he did in the...
Melinda Kaur who doesn't shy away from breastfeeding in public poses with her child | By special arrangement

These Delhi women don’t shy away from breastfeeding in malls, metro or even Uber cabs

As health experts continue to emphasise the importance of breast milk for children, mothers around the country are fighting stares to nurse their little ones.
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Hindu temple chairman in Singapore fired for alleged financial irregularities

Singapore's Commissioner of Charities found that the century-old temple issued uncrossed cheques worth SGD 15 lakh.

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

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India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.