A food carnival in the city

The 10th edition of the Kovai Vizha has something for everyone, especially the foodies. The Taste of Coimbatore, a food carnival organised by the Coimbatore District Hoteliers Association, is making a comeback after seven years. All the top restaurants, hotels and caterers in the city are coming together with their creations at the VOC Park. Apart from the food, visitors can also enjoy music and dance performances. Meat lovers can look forward to the eight stalls specialising in Biriyani: Ambur Star, Angannan, Kovai, Venu, Abhitha, HMR, Best and Rowthar Kitchen….

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Fashion Features Heavily Among The 33 Companies Selected For Tech City UK Upscale Program

Numerous early stage fashion and e-commerce businesses are among the new intake for Tech City UK’s six-month Upscale program. Included are Mastered, an online education platform for creative professionals led by industry experts; Poq, an app commerce solution for major retailers; Wolf & Badger, a global online marketplace for independent brands; and Trouva, a curated online shopping site pulling together 150 independent boutiques. Many of the others bring further relevancy to the fashion industry, including real-time video platform Grabyo, which has worked with brands in the past including Hunter, where…

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Limerick city food bank runs out of supplies and turns over 100 people away

Update 7pm: The food bank at St John’s Pavilion in Limerick has run out after handing out 2,500 food bags to struggling families and individuals today. More than 100 people were turned away. “We ran out of food and we had to turn 150 people away,” said Lorraine Moroney, St Vincent de Paul. “We’re trying to organise a team to pack and distribute 300 more hampers tomorrow from 12pm-1pm,” she added. Earlier: Hundreds of people struggling to find money to feed themselves and their families queued in the cold and…

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Mosul battle: Iraqi special forces enter city limits

Iraqi forces have for the first time entered the eastern outskirts of Mosul, as they attempt to drive Islamic State (IS) militants from the northern city. A BBC correspondent travelling with the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) troops says they are facing fierce resistance as they push into the Kukjali area. Rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and machine-guns are being fired at them. Units of the army’s ninth division are meanwhile said to be bearing down on south-eastern districts of the city. On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told the 3,000 to 5,000…

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Russia to build a ‘tactical city’ for special anti-terror forces

Russia is to build a special complex dedicated entirely to preparing special forces that will be able to take decisive action in the event of a terrorist attack. According to Yulia Plavinskaya, communications director at the future International Training Center for the Special Forces, the private center will be built in Gudermes, in the North Caucasus republic of Chechnya (1,150 miles south of Moscow), in 2018. In the words of the region’s president Ramzan Kadyrov, construction is being financed by Russian investments. However, he has not said exactly which companies…

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Giant inflatable moon rolls through traffic in Chinese city

– Shocked commuters in China captured video of a giant inflatable moon rolling through traffic when it was carried away by powerful winds. The moon, one of several inflatable moons designed for revelers to take photos with amid cloudy weather during the Mid-Autumn Festival, came free of its perch Wednesday in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, and ended up rolling over cars on a busy road. The moon was carried by gusts from Super Typhoon Meranti, which had yet to make landfall in China Wednesday, but was sending powerful winds ahead of…

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In IT City Bengaluru, Boats On Roads, People Seen Fishing After Heavy Rain

BENGALURU:  HIGHLIGHTS Heavy overnight rain in Bengaluru Traffic jams on main roads, fire department uses boats Electronics City, which houses Infosys, totally cut off As Gurgaon near Delhi was battered by the rain into one massive no-go zone,  it had a mirror image  down south in Bengaluru. Incessant overnight rain turned Bengaluru’s formidable traffic jams into a horror story, including on roads near Electronics City, which houses Infosys and thousands of IT workers. The fire department used boats to rescue people who were stranded in the rain waters. On Ring…

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Been Away From Nature? City Life Could Be Raising Mental Illness

            Mental illnesses and mood disorders are more common in urban areas partly due to reduced access to nature, say researchers at the University of Washington. “There’s an enormous amount of disease largely tied to our removal from the natural environment,” said Peter Kahn, Professor at the University. In a perspective piece published in the journal Science, the authors discussed the growing tension between an arguably necessary role urban areas play in society and the numbing, even debilitating, aspects of cities that disconnect humans from…

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