500 strong Experience Team to test the LG V30 for a month

LG is seeking volunteers for the LG V30 National Experience Team, which will get to try out the upcoming flagship before the retail launch. In total, 500 people from South Korea will be selected between August 22 and 28. That’s more than double the number of testers chosen for the LG G6. You’ll need to visit this site – www.v30-try.co.kr – to answer a questionnaire and enter your social networking account. Keep in mind that 200,000 people tried out for the LG G6 team and only 210 were selected. Still, if you do get…

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Chow Chow Bhath: Karnataka’s Popular Meal Combo You Need to Try

If there’s one thing you can take for granted in Bengaluru, it’s how almost every dish at the city’s traditional eateries is served piping hot. ‘Bisi’ is the Kannada word for hot and it’s the prefix in the region’s favourite mixed rice – Bisi Bele Bhath. There’s another dish that’s usually served ‘bisi’, it’s one of my ‘go to’ breakfast or anytime dishes in the city – Chow Chow Bhath. It’s essentially two dishes brought together on a single platter. There’s the spicy Kara Bhath or Uppitu (or what is…

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Dishing Out Snacks Using Dal – 10 Stellar Recipes to Try

India runs on dal, there is no doubt about it. Explore the northern belt of the country and you will find a unique preparation of dal enjoyed in every household. Lunch hour here is never complete without a bowlful of steaming arahar dal. The preparation goes on to attaining the status of the ultimate comfort food of the country. “Dals are used in many ways. They can be cooked into thick, medium and thin preparations, exemplified by the meetamasoor dal of the north, the spicy tuar sambar of the South or the soup-like rasam based again on tuar. These are regular accompaniments…

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NBCC open to take up incomplete real estate projects as project consultant

The government’s construction arm is open to completing Jaypee Infratech’s pending projects as a project management consultant, if instructed by the government, said the company’s chairman and managing director AK Mittal. Homebuyers cannot approach the government’s construction arm directly. Either the government entities or financial institutions can directly approach the NBCC to get the unfinished projects completed. “Government entities such as  Noida Authority, the nodal agency of the UP government, can get in touch with us directly. Buyers cannot approach us directly. Our role, as I envisage it in case…

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Android O is “touching down to Earth with the total solar eclipse” on August 21, Google reveals

As rumored last week, August 21 will be an important day for Google and its mobile operating system. That’s because the company promises we’ll “meet the next release of Android and all of its super (sweet) new powers” on that day, which is also the day of the total solar eclipse. Google will hold a special event for Android O in New York City on that date, starting at 2:40 PM ET. This will thankfully be livestreamed, the company revealed. A countdown to the big event is already live on the Android website. We…

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Instagram Direct now lets you reply with a photo or video

It definitely seems like Facebook-owned Instagram is adding at least one new feature every week, sometimes even more often than that. Today’s addition has to do with Direct, the part of Instagram’s that’s essentially a one-to-one messaging service. Starting with Instagram version 10.34 (which should already be available for Android and iOS in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, respectively), you can reply with a photo or video to specific photos, videos, and reshared posts in Direct. Interestingly, your reply will automatically include a sticker of what you’re…

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AIIMS 2017 paper leak: CBI registers case, Delhi High Court directs Centre and AIIMS to file replies

The CBI on August 16 told the Delhi High Court that it has registered a case on the alleged leak of question paper for the AIIMS MBBS entrance examination held this year, from an institute in Ghaziabad. The submission was made before a before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, which was hearing a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe into the alleged illegalities and irregularities during the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) MBBS entrance exam held on May 28 this year. The…

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How to make Besan Dhokla

Besan Dhokla is an exceptional Gujarati food. Be it a small town or a big city, one could find it at a good snack and sweet shops for sure. Made of besan, it can be segregated in various sizes, styles, boiled or fried. Often served with sweet tamarind chutney, these soft, sweet-namkeen tasted dhoklas are relished by the taste buds of people of all ages. Try it this weekend. Health-conscious people can also have it without a guilt. Serves: 6; Preparation time: 30 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes Ingredients: Besan 2 cups, Citric…

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Mediatek to announce Helio P23 and Helio P30 on August 29

MediaTek started sending invites for an announcement of two new processors – the Helio P23 and the Helio P30. Details and specifications are expected to be unveiled at an event in Beijing on August 29. Thanks to a tip we got, there are already rumors about the chipsets. The Helio P23 is going to be built on the 16 nm process and will feature an octa-core CPU. The SoC is rumored to support 2K resolution and dual camera setups. It is also expected to have Cat.7 connectivity and LPDDR4X memory….

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Amazon’s private label business is booming thanks to device sales, expanded fashion lines

Amazon has been doubling down on its private label business in recent months, though many of its own brands aren’t easily identifiable to consumers as they don’t indicate they’re Amazon-made products. But these private labels have been gaining steam, according to a new report out this week from 1010data. Several Amazon brands have been seeing tremendous growth, it found, including AmazonBasics, kids’ clothing brand Scout + Ro, Amazon Elements, and other Amazon-made devices like Echo, Kindle, and Fire TV. The report comes from analytics and insights firm 1010data, which regularly tracks…

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