Karwa Chauth 2017: Why You Shouldn’t Break Your Fast with Fried Foods and Caffeinated Drinks

Karwa Chauth is just around the corner and many Indian married women are gearing up to observe a nirjala fast to bless their husbands with a long and prosperous life. Karva Chauth will be celebrated on 8th October 2017. On this day, women wake up early morning before sunrise to feast on their sargi received by their mothers-in-law and then keep a nirjala fast throughout the day. It has been observed that woman often break their fast with a grand feast and lots of delicious food. This may include heavy dishes, fried foods or caffeinated beverages to make…

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Arctic heatwave could break records

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave. Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change. Temperatures throughout November and December were 5C higher than average. It follows a summer during which Arctic sea ice reached the second-lowest extent ever recorded by satellites. Dr Friederike Otto, a senior researcher at Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute told BBC News that in pre-industrial times “a…

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EU-Canada trade deal: Belgians break Ceta deadlock

Belgian political leaders have reached a consensus in support of the Ceta trade deal between the EU and Canada, Prime Minister Charles Michel has said. He said they had agreed on an addendum to the deal which addressed regional concerns over the rights of farmers and governments. The changes will still have to be approved by the other 27 EU members. A signing ceremony on Thursday was cancelled after the French-speaking region of Wallonia vetoed the deal. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads What is Ceta? What the Ceta debacle with…

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Syrian Opposition Says Rebels Break Aleppo Regime Siege

BEIRUT:  A major Syrian opposition body announced on Saturday that rebels have broken a devastating government siege of the battered city of Aleppo after a week of fierce fighting. An alliance of rebels, Islamists and jihadists has fought since July 31 to end a three-week long siege by government forces of Aleppo’s eastern districts. “Rebels break Aleppo’s siege,” wrote the Istanbul-based National Coalition on Twitter. The Islamist faction Ahrar Al Sham also said on Twitter that rebels had seized control of Ramussa on the southwestern edges of the city and…

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