From NYC to Paris: Why be a tourist when you can explore like a local?

In London, the most popular attraction for tourists is The Tower of London. For locals, that changes to Borough Market. In New York, tourists are more likely to check in to the Hard Rock Café. But when it comes to eating at a restaurant chain, locals in the know prefer eating at the burger joint Shake Shack. That’s according to a breakdown by TripAdvisor, which created a chart comparing the most popular places of interest among tourists and locals in cities around the world. For the lists, analysts looked at…

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From Colmar to Prague: 5 cities to visit for the best of the European spring

From chocolate egg hunts to Easter farmer’s markets, Europe offers picture postcard perfect destinations that explode in a kaleidoscope of colours during the annual miracle that is spring. From chocolate egg hunts to Easter farmer’s markets, Europe offers picture postcard perfect destinations that explode in a kaleidoscope of colours during the annual miracle that is spring. For travellers looking for a long weekend getaway that showcases the best of spring, Brussels-based outfit European Best Destinations, which works to promote culture and tourism on the continent, has released a list of…

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CBSE debars late students from attempting NEET

A student gets her earrings removed before entering the examination hall to take the NEET on Sunday.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo) Even as lakhs of students appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday, a handful of students missed their chance at the test. Not following time rules as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for the exam proved costly for a few students, who were not allowed to give the paper altogether because of the delay. “Five students reached barely a couple of minutes late and the…

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Ola Raises Rs. 670 Crores From Ratan Tata-Backed Fund, Others

SoftBank-backed Ola has raised Rs. 670 crores ($104.4 million) in fresh funding from investors including UC-RNT Fund, a venture between the University of California and Ratan Tata. While UC-RNT Fund has pumped in Rs. 267.99 crores, another Rs. 402 crores has been infused by FO Mauritius I Ltd, according to regulatory filing by ANI Technologies – which runs Ola. However, the valuation of the company benchmarked against the fresh round of funding could not be ascertained. The said shares were allotted to the investors on March 31, 2017. An email…

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TAP to launch flights from London City Airport

Portuguese airline TAP has confirmed it will launch flights from London City Airport to Lisbon on 29 October. The new route will complement existing flights from Heathrow and Gatwick. TAP is the only airline to offer the route between London City, located in the financial heart of the capital, and the cosmopolitan destination of Lisbon, making short breaks and travel for both business and leisure even more convenient for those starting their journey in London. Flights will operate with Embraer 190 aircraft, with seat capacity for 106 passengers, departing London…

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Cal Newport on taking your life back from technology

I was asked recently to name a book that changed my life. The book I chose was Cal Newport’s “Deep Work,” and for the most literal of reasons: It’s changed how I lived my life. Particularly, it’s led me to stop scheduling morning meetings, and to preserve that time for more sustained, creative work. Which is all to say that I’m a bit obsessed with Newport’s work right now, and particularly his account of how the digital environment we inhabit is training us out of concentration and into distraction in…

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Iraqi troops pull out from Mosul hospital after fierce battle

Iraqi troops who briefly seized a Mosul hospital believed to be used as an Islamic State base were forced to withdraw from the site, but managed to establish a base for army tanks nearby after days of fierce back-and-forth fighting, residents said. The rapid advance into the Wahda neighbourhood where the hospital is located marked a change of tactic after a month of fighting in east Mosul in which the army has sought to capture and clear neighbourhoods block by block. The ferocity of the fighting reflects the importance of…

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Gear S3 Frontier review: can the smartwatch save Samsung from a difficult 2016?

Samsung has had an explosive year, and not in the way it would have hoped. The recall of both the Galaxy Note 7 and certain washing machines run the risk of being the standout points from a year the firm will want to forget. As a result, its other releases have been eclipsed by its failures (financial results already attest to this). Among these new offerings from the South Korean firm is the Gear S3 Frontier. The smartwatch, revealed in August and released in October, is one design of the…

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Get Quality IT Services from the Comfort of your Home

  Whetheryou are an established organization or a freelancer working on a laptop from your home, you cannot refuse to take the support that the IT industry has to give you in order to keep your work going. Starting withrepairing the modem at your home to setting up a server for your firm’s website, IT support services have become the backbone of almost every industry today. The technical support provided by various IT service providers is necessary to achieve various goals and milestones. Apart from the backend services, businesses in…

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